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Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – April 9th, 2017
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- What is the theme of 2017 World Red Cross Red Crescent Day (WRCRCD)?
|A. Just for Humanity|
|B. Together of Humanity|
|C. Everywhere of everyone|
|D. Get together for the purpose of Humanity|
|E. Less Known Red Cross Stories|
- “Eager Lion” the 2017 multinational military exercise has started in which country?
|A. United Arab|
|B. United Nations|
|C. United Kingdom|
- WRCRCD stands for?
|A. World Rich Cross Red Crescent Day|
|B. World Red Church Red Crescent Day|
|C. World Red Cross Red Crescent Day|
|D. World Red Cross Red Church Day|
|E. None of the above|
- In which state India’s first bio refinery plant will be set up??
|A. Uttar Pradesh|
|E. Himachal Pradesh|
- What is the official mascot of the 22nd edition of Asian Athletics Championships-2017?
|A. Flying fox|
|B. Olly deer|
|C. Flying squirrel|
|D. Flying beer|
|E. Olly Turtle|
- The 2017 joint military exercise “Balikatan” has started between Philippines and which country?
|D. United States|
- Renowned sitarist Ustad Raees Khan, who passed away recently hailed from which country?
- 8. What is the name of Calcutta high court judge who has been sentenced to six month of imprisonment?
|A. C S Karnan|
|B. J S Shekhar|
|C. Dipak Misra|
|D. Ranjan Gogoi|
|E. M B Lockour|
- Which country has been elected as the new President of Governing Council of UN-Habitat?
|C. United Nations|
- Which is the largest state in India in terms of area?
|A. New Delhi|
|D. Madhya Pradesh|
11. Dhyan Chand was associated with which sports?
- Which Hollywood actor bagged first ever ‘genderless’ award?
|A. Emma Watson|
|B. Hermione Grange|
|C. Will Smith|
|D. Angilena Jolie|
|E. Brad Pitt|
- Who is the CM of Punjab?
|A. Narendra Singh Tomar|
|B. Shiv Raj Singh Chouhan|
|C. Captain Amarinder Singh|
|D. Arvind Kejriwal|
|E. Bal Thakre|
- 26th session of the Governing Council (GC) of UN-Habitat-2017 is being hosted by which country?
- Which State is to introduce boat ambulance?
- Cumin is obtained from.
|D. Flower bud|
- Who is the new MD and CEO of Syndicate Bank?
|A. Prabhat Kamal bezboruah|
|B. Anshuman Kanoria|
|C. M O Rego|
|D. R A Sankara Narayanan|
|E. Abhas Kankria|
- Which of the following river is known for floods?
- Who won the 2017 French Presidential election?
|A. Nigel Davis|
|B. Francois Hollande|
|C. Paul Liberal|
|D. Emmanuel Macron|
|E. Adrian Muller|
- Which Indian American Nominated for Key Post in FERC?
|A. Neil Chatterjee|
|B. Raman Mehta|
|C. Smitha Kakkar|
|D. Robert Kinkar|
|E. Prem Bhandari|
Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz: Answers and Explanations
|1. E||May 8 is observed as The World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day every year to remember the birth anniversary Jean Henry Dunant, the founder of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the recipient of the first Nobel Peace Prize. The 2017 theme is “Less Known Red Cross Stories”.|
|2. D||The 7th edition of multinational military exercise “Eager Lion” has started in Jordon from May 8, 2017. Approx 7,400 troops from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Arab Gulf region are taking part in the exercises which run to May 18th, including from United States, Britain, Japan, Kenya, Pakistan, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The man oeuvres would include border security, cyber defence, and “command and control” exercises, to bolster coordination in response to threats including terrorism.|
|3. C||The World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is observed every year on May 8 to commemorate the birth anniversary Jean Henry Dunant, the founder of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The 2017 theme is “Less Known Red Cross Stories”.|
|4. C||India’s first bio-refinery plant has been inaugurated by the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highway Nitin Gadkari at Rahu in Pune district, Maharashtra. The plant will produce ethanol from variety of biomass. The bio‐refinery plant is capable of producing one million litre of ethanol per annum by processing a variety of agro-residue like rice and wheat straw, cotton stalk, cane trash, corn cobs with superior product yields. Biofuel is cost‐effective and pollution‐free.|
|5. E||The 22nd edition of Asian Athletics Championship will be held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, which has been scheduled to be held from July 1 to 4, 2017. The logo depicts an athlete crossing the finishing line with historical tourist attractions of Odisha in the backdrop, while “Olly Turtle” has been declared the mascot of the Championship that represents the famous Olive Ridley sea turtle.|
|6. D||The 33rd edition of joint military exercise “Balikatan ( or Shoulder-to- Shoulder)” has started between Philippines and the United States on May 8, 2017 at Camp Aguinaldo in Manila, Philippines . The focus of the 10-day exercise is on disaster response and counter terrorism while excluding territorial defense operations.|
|7. A||The legendary sitar performer of the subcontinent, Ustad Raees Khan, passed away on Saturday in Karachi. He was 77. Raess Khan learned music from his uncle, Walayat Ali Khan and father Muhammad Khan, following the footsteps of the latter.|
|8. B||A seven-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar has sentenced the Calcutta High Court judge, Justice C S Karnan to six months of imprisonment for repeated incidents of contempt of court.|
|9. A||India has been unanimously elected as the new President of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN–Habitat), an organ of the United Nations’ Organisation (UNO) that promotes socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements across the world.|
|10. E||India’s largest state Rajasthan covers a area of 342239 sq km. Rajasthan is followed by Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.|
|11. C||Dhyan Chand was an Indian field hockey player, who is considered as one the greatest field hockey players of all time|
|12. A||Hollywood actor Emma Watson has received the first-ever Genderless Acting Award for the Best Actor category at the MTV Movie and TV Awards. This is the first ever genderless award that doesn’t separate nominees based on their sex.|
|13. C||Captain Amarinder Singh is an Indian politician, who is currently the 26th Chief Minister of Punjab.|
|14. E||The 26th session of the Governing Council (GC) of UN-Habitat-2017 has started at the United Nations Offices in Nairobi, Kenya from May 8, 2017 with the theme “Opportunities for effective implementation of the New Urban Agenda”. The focus of the theme is on inclusive, sustainable and adequate housing for a better future and planning and financing sustainable urbanization and integrated human settlements.|
|15. A||Odisha government has decided to introduce boat ambulance service in four districts where people face difficulties in getting health service.The boat ambulance service will be available in the districts of Koraput, Malkangiri, Kendrapara and Kalahandi where people face problems in availing 108 ambulance service due to intervening large water bodies in the form of rivers and dams disrupting road communication.|
|16. E||Cumin is the dried seed of the herb Cuminum cyminum, a member of the parsley family. The cumin plant grows to 30–50 cm (12–20 in) tall and is harvested by hand. It is an annual herbaceous plant, with a slender, glabrous, branched stem that is 20–30 cm (8–12 in) tall and has a diameter of 3–5 cm|
|17. C||Government has appointed M O Rego as MD and CEO of Syndicate Bank.|
|18. C||The Brahmaputra, one of the mightiest rivers in the world, runs through Assam like a throbbing vein, sustaining lives and livelihood along its banks. But every monsoon, the lifeline snaps, breaks all boundaries and causes widespread misery to about 20 of the state’s 32 districts.The Brahmaputra Valley is said to be one of the most hazard-prone regions of the country — according to the National Flood Commission of India (Rashtriya Barh Ayog)|
|19. D||Emmanuel Macron, a former civil servant and investment banker, has won the 2017 Presidential election of France and will take office on May 14, 2017. With this, he will become the youngest President in French history and the youngest French head of state since Napoleon. Beside this, Macron will also become the first President from outside the two traditional main parties since the modern republic’s foundation in 1958. He fought the election under the banner En Marche! a social-liberal political party founded by him on April 2016.|
|20. A||Indian-American Neil Chatterjee has been nominated as a Member of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) by US President Donald Trump. FERC is an agency responsible for overseeing America’s power grid and deciding on multibillion-dollar energy projects.|
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