Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz for helping you crack the general awareness section of competitive exams.

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – April 21st, 2017

  • Which terrorist group took the responsibility of Paris attack held on 20th April 2017??
  • Which IT company recently sacked hundreds of its employees on ‘performance’ ground?
  • According to The Supreme Court what percentage of salary husband has to pay to his estranged wife as alimony?


Q1. Which terrorist group took the responsibility of Paris attack held on 20th April 2017?

A) Al – Qaeda
B) Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
D) Hezbollah


Q2. Which IT company recently sacked hundreds of its employees on ‘performance’ ground?

A) Tech Mahindra
C) Infosys
D) Wipro


Q3. According to The Supreme Court what percentage of salary husband has to pay to his estranged wife as alimony?



Q4. Who is the Union Steel Minister of India?

A)Vishnu Deo Sai
B)Chaudhary Birender Singh
C)Nitin Gadkari
D)Sushma Swaraj


Q5. Where will “Textile India 2017” event be held?



Q6. Who is appointed as new MD and CEO of LIC Housing Finance?

A)Sunita Sharma
B)Pooja Bansal
C)Nikhil Kumar
D)Vinay Sah


Q7. What was the name of the Delhi Mahila Congress Chief, who quit the party recently ?

A)Shiela Dikshit
B)Bharkha Singh
C)Shobha Oja
D)Asha Kumari

Q8. What is the full form of IMF?

 A)International Monetary Fund
 B)Indian Monetary Firm
 C)Inclusive Monetary Fund
 D)None of the above


Q9. Which country’s auto sector screeches to a standstill ?



Q10. Which country has declared garbage collection an “essential service?”

 A)Sri Lanka


Q 11. Who was known as the ‘Father of Indian Renaissance’??

 A) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
 B) Bal Ganga Dhar Tilak
 C)Mahatama Gandhi
 D) All of the above

Q12. Where is the India’s biggest onshore Mangala Oil Field located?



Q13. Who is known as the “Father of Economics?”

 A)Max Muller
 B)Adam Smith
 C)Karl Marx
 D)None of the Above


Q14.Where is the Central Rice Research Institute located?

 C)New Delhi


Q15. When was NASA’s Hubble Telescope launched?

 A)April 24,1990
 B)May 19, 1990
 C)April 24,1991
 D)June 24,1990


Q16. Who is the Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) ?

 A)Alur Seelin Kiran Kumar
 B)Satish Dhawan
 C)Madhwan Nair
 D)Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan


Q17.Which is the largest unit of living organism on Earth?



Q18.1000 kg of CO2 is equivalent to ______.

A) 1 Carbon Credit
B)2Carbon Credit
C)3 Carbon Credits
D)None of the above

Q19. Boat Race is famous festival game of which state

 A)Tamil Nadu


Q20. The first Afgan War took place in which year ?



Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz: Answers & Explanations

Answers Explanations
1-B Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is a terrorist organization that follows a fundamentalist, Wahhabi doctrine of Sunni Islam. It came into picture in 2014 when it drove Iraqi government forces out of major cities.
2-D Wipro (Western India Products Limited)  is one of the leading IT companies in India with its headquarter at Bangalore. It was set up by Mohamed Prem ji in 1945.
3-B The Supreme Court has set a standard for alimony to be paid by a husband to his estranged wife, stating that 25% of his net salary might constitute a “just and proper” amount as alimony..
4-B  Chaudhary Birender Singh is the Union Minister of Steel in India.
5-A Textile India 2017 is a three day event which will be held on June 30 at Gandhinagar. The main objective of this event is to connect with international buyers, manufacturers and investors in the textile sector.
6-D Vinay Sah has been appointed as MD and CEO of LIC Housing Finance. Before joining LIC Housing Finance, he served LIC of India as Executive Director–Marketing/Product Development.
7-B Delhi Mahila Congress chief Barkha Singh quit the party on Thursday after levelling charges of harassment against the party’s Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken and describing party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi as “unfit” to lead.
8-A The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organisation headquartered in Washington, D.C. Its aim is to promote worldwide monetary cooperation, secure financial constancy, facilitate global trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.
9-A Venezuela was among the top countries in automotive sales and assembly. In  2007, the country had eight automakers with local assembly plants accounting for nearly 2.4 lakh units capacity with an annual output of 1.6 lakh units but now in 2017 017 and only one automaker has active operations on temporary furlough while others have suspended activity indefinitely pending a rise in demand.
10-A Srilanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena issued an order declaring garbage disposal by any authority of the Public Administration as an “essential service” and said anyone violating the order can be arrested without a warrant.
11-A Renaissance stands for rebirth and Indian renaissance refers to that period which was marked by the quest of knowledge and development of science and arts. Indian Renaissance took place when a mass religious and social awakening took place after the emergence of the British forces
12-A The Mangala field is the largest onshore hydrocarbon field of India. It was discovered in 2004.
13-B Adam Smith was a Scottish economist, philosopher, and author. He is best known for his two theories, Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759), and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776).
14-A The National Rice Research Institute is situated near Bidyadharpur village on the Cuttack-Paradip Road, Odisha, India. It is among the prime national research institutes under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.
15-A NASA’S Hubble telescope was launched on April 24, 1990. On its 27th anniversary of launch astronomers have taken a portrait of spiral galaxies NGC 43 02 and NGC 4298. This starry pair offers a glimpse of what our Milky Way galaxy would look like to an outside observer
Who is the present chairman of ISRO?
16-A Mr Alur Seelin Kiran Kumar took the charge of Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on January 14, 2015.
17-A The biosphere is also referred as the ecosphere and is the global sum of all ecosystems. It is derived from two words “bio” and “sphere”. It is also known as the zone of life on Earth.
18-A A carbon credit is a generic term for any tradable certificate or permit representing the right to emit one tonne of carbon dioxide or the mass of another greenhouse gas with a carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e) equivalent to one tonne of carbon dioxide.
19-D The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is a popular Vallam Kali which literally means boat play/game. The most interesting occasion of the race is the competition of Chundan Vallams (snake boats).
20-B The First Afghan War which is also termed as The Great Disaster was fought between British imperial India and the Emirate of Afghanistan from 1839 to 1842.


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