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Person On Visit / In News Current Affairs Quiz - May 2019

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1. Priyanka Mohite from Satara (__________________________) became first Indian woman to scale Mount Makalu, the fifth-highest mountain in world (8,481 metres). Earlier, in May 2018, Priyanka managed to scale Mount Lhotse, which is fourth highest mountain in the world.

  1. Mt Makalu is located in Mahalangur Himalayas, 19 km south-east of Mount Everest. First climb on Makalu was made by an American team led by Riley Keegan in 1954.
Himachal Pradesh
None of These

2. Visits to India (May 21 - 31, 2019)

  1. John Bailey, President of Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (popularly known as Oscar Academy) Visited India. He also E-launched Hindi translation of Academy Publication “Digital Dilemma”, in ____________________.
None of These

3. 49 year old Sherpa climber from ______________, Kami Rita climbed Mt. Everest for 23rd time, breaking his own record for most summits on Mt. Everest.

Sri Lanka
None of These

4. An 18-year old girl from _____________, Bandana has set a Guinness World Records on ‘Longest Dancing Marathon by an Individual’. She danced exclusively to Nepalese music continuously for 126 hours , breaking Old Record set by India’s Kalamandalam Hemlatha, who danced continuously for 123 hours and 15 minutes in 2011.

Sri Lanka

5. Indian Comedian-actor _______________ named most viewed stand-up comedian Globally by World book of Records London.

Raju Srivastav
Johnny Lever
Kapil Sharma
Kenny Sebastian
None of These

6. Obituaries (May 2019) -

  1. Master Hirannaiah - Noted Veteran ______________________ cinema, theatre actor.
  2. B Subhashan - Former Madras and Kerala High Court Chief Justice.
  3. Maramraju Satyanarayana Rao - Noted writer and academician from Telangana.
  4. Seymour Nurse - Noted West Indian batsman, from Barbados.
  5. Eranholi Moosa - Noted Folk singer From Kerala.
  6. Derek Sippy - Former Indian Billiards player.
  7. NR Madhava Menon - Noted pioneer of Indian legal education. He is considered as ‘Father of Modern Legal Education’.
  8. Kirpal Singh - First chronicler of Partition. He started building an archive in 1954.
  9. Baidyanath Mishra - Noted economist.
  10. Mrinal Mukherjee - Noted Bengali film and TV actor.
  11. Thopil Mohammed Meeran Noted Sahitya Akademi awardee Tamil writer. He won Sahitya Akademi Award in 1997, for his novel Saaivu Naarkkaali (The Reclining Chair).
  12. YC Deveshwar - Padma Bhushan awardee and ITC's Non-Executive Chairman.
  13. Nebburu Narayana Hegde - Noted Yakshagana ‘bhagawatha’ (singer).
  14. Hiralal Yadav - Padma Shri awardee Bhojpuri folk singer.
  15. Bob Hawke - former Prime Minister of Australia.
  16. MB Balakrishnan - Indian Swimmer. He was South Asian Games Gold medalist in 50m backstroke.
  17. Ieoh Ming Pei - Noted Chinese-US architect. He wes Conferred Noted Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1983.Presidential Medal of Freedom (one of highest civilian awards of US) Was given to him in 1992.
  18. Rallapalli Venkata Narasimha Rao - Noted Telugu actor.
  19. Sammy Shore - Noted American actor and stand-up comedian. She co-founded The Comedy Store.
  20. Shivappa Shetty - Former Indian Origin FIFA Panel Referee.
  21. Niki Lauda - Former Austrian Three-time Formula One World champion.
  22. Vijaya Mulay - Noted filmmaker and film historian. She is best known for her film, ‘Ek Anek Aur Ekta’.
  23. Kenneth Binyavanga Wainaina - Noted Kenyan author, journalist and 2002 winner of Caine Prize for African Writing.
  24. Veeru Devgan - Bollywood’s Noted stunt and action choreographer. He is also father of Noted Actor Ajay Devgn.
  25. Murray Gell-Mann - Noted American physicist. He received 1969 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the theory of elementary particles.
  26. Surya Prakash - Noted painter from Hyderabad.
  27. Prem Tinsulanonda - Former Prime Minister of Thailand.
  28. Kalpana Dash - Odisha's first woman mountaineer. She passed away near Balcony area world's highest peak Mount Everest.
  29. India’s only orangutan named Binny Passed Away at age of 41 Years.
  30. Carmine Caridi - Noted American Actor, known for roles in The Godfather franchise.
  31. Benu Mishra - Noted Artist from Assam.
None of These

7. Persons Resigned / Retired (May 2019) -

  1. B.V.P. Rao resigned as Archery Association of India (AAI) President.
  2. Bhushan Patil resigned as President at Paytm.
  3. Noted ______________ Footballer Player Xavi Hernandez retired from professional football.
  4. Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast) retired from Professional football.
  5. Germany’s Double Olympic biathlon champion Laura Dahlmeier announced her retirement.
  6. British PM Theresa May announced her resignation, amid Brexit Pressure and complexities.
  7. Peter O’Neill resigned as Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea.
  8. Austria's parliament removed Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, after a political scandal caused by a secret video, which ended coalition.
None of These

8. Victor Vescovo (_____________________) broke world record for deepest dive ever, after he dove about 6.8 miles to a point in Pacific Ocean's Mariana trench. His dive went 52 feet (16 meters) lower than the previous deepest descent in the trench in 1960.

  1. Vescovo took his Pressure Drop submersible to 10,927 meters (35,853 feet) below surface of Pacific Ocean in the Challenger Deep part of the Mariana Trench, breaking Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard's depth record set in 1960. 
  2. Vescovo set another record by becoming first and only person who visited highest and deepest point of world. He had climbed mount Everest also.
  3. Interestingly, He also found angular kind of plastic object at the bottom of Mariana Trench.
None of These

9. Visits from India (May 11 - 20, 2019)

  1. Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu Visited ____________.
    1. He participated in 16th United Nations Day of Vesak (UNDV) at Tam Chuc pagoda in northern Ha Nam province of _________.
None of These

10. Visits to India (May 11 - 20, 2019) -

  1. _______________ Navy Chief John Michael Richardson Visited India.
  2. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Mr Sedat Onal visited India.
  3. Simon McDonald, Permanent Under Secretary, Foreign and Commonwealth Office of UK Government Visited India.
None of These

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