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Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – June 23rd 2017

  • Which Indian city will use robot for controlling the traffic?
  • First open loop EMV contactless metro card “Kochi 1” has been launched by which bank?
  • Who among the following has been conferred with the “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” award at The 7th Asian Awards in London?


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  1. Which Indian city will use robot for controlling the traffic?
A.    Jaipur
B.     Indore
C.     Bangalore
D.    Pune
E.     Mumbai


  1. First open loop EMV contactless metro card “Kochi 1” has been launched by which bank?
A.    Axis Bank
B.     ICICI Bank
C.     HDFC Bank
D.    SBI Bank
E.     BoB


  1. Who among the following has been conferred with the “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” award at The 7th Asian Awards in London?
A.    Lata Mangeshkar
B.     Nisha Dutt
C.     Sushma Swaraj
D.    Harsha Chaudhary
E.     Preeti Dutta


  1. Who among the following will be honoured with the 2017 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy?
A.    Sneha Bajaj
B.     Mukesh Gupta
C.     Anil Ambani
D.    Rahul Dutt
E.     Azim Premji


  1. What does “VAJRA” stands for?
A.    Viable Advanced Joint Research Faculty
B.      Visiting Advanced Junior Research Faculty
C.     Visiting Advanced Joint Research Faculty
D.    Visiting Advancing Joint Research Faculty
E.     Visitors Advanced Joint Research Faculty


  1. Online Civil Courage Initiative (OCCI) has been launched by which social media platform in UK to counter online extremist material?
A.    Facebook
B.     Twitter
C.     Instagram
D.    Snapchat
E.     Google


  1. Which Indian city has started home delivery for diesel?
A.    Pune
B.     Mumbai
C.     Bengaluru
D.    Chandigarh
E.     Dehradun


  1. The Kishtwar National Park (KNP) is located in which state?
A.    Jammu and Kashmir
B.     Himachal Pradesh
C.     Rajasthan
D.    Uttar Pradesh
E.     Andhra Pradesh


  1. When is United Nations Public Service Day observed every year?
A.    June 5
B.     June16
C.     June 15
D.    June 19
E.     June 23


  1. What is the name of weather portal & Web Portal launched for Power Sector ?
B.     MENIT
E.     None of the baove


11. What is the name of world’s biggest telescope?

A.    thirteen meter telescope
B.     Thirty meter telescope
C.     Forty meter telescope
D.    Fifty meter telescope
E.     None of the above


  1. Which social media platform has added more security features to protect profile pictures of women?
A.    Facebook
B.     Twitter
C.     Google
D.    Instagram
E.     Snapchat


  1. Rheson is fashion label of which Indian actress?


A.    Sonali Bendare
B.     Aishwarya Rai
C.     Madhuri Dixit
D.    Alia Bhatt
E.     Sonam Kapoor


  1. Which state government approved new solar energy policy?
A.    Rajsthan
B.     Maharashtra
C.     Chattisgarh
D.    Punjab
E.     Haryana


  1. Malik Kafur was general of …………..?
A.    Chandragupt Morya
B.     Shivaji
C.     Maharana Pratap
D.    Alauddin Khilji
E.     Akbar


  1. Which among the following district of Rajasthan does not shares border with Pakistan?
A.    Barmer
B.     Jodhpur
C.     Jaislamer
D.    Sri Ganganagar
E.     All of the above


  1. In which country is Iguazu National Park situated?
A.    Thailand
B.     Indonesia
C.     Romania
D.    Rome
E.     Argentina


  1. Which Indian woman wrestler to be part of WWE’s Mae Young Classic tournament?
A.    Sakshi Malik
B.     Leela Dikshit
C.     Geeta Phogat
D.    Jawala Kapoor
E.     Kavita Dalal


  1. What is the minimum age criterion for candidate for office of the Vice-President?
A.    24
B.     25
C.     34
D.    35
E.     40


  1. When was International Widow’s day observed?
A.    19 June
B.     20 June
C.     21 June
D.    22 June
E.     23 June

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz: Answers and Explanations

Answers Explanation
1.      B Indore has become the India’s first city where robot is being used on an experimental basis to control its ever growing and unruly traffic. The traffic police in association with a private engineering college of the city for the first time have installed a metallic robot at a busy MR 9 intersection on an experimental basis to control the chaotic traffic in the locality. This traffic controller robot has been designed by 2 professors of an engineering college of the city Prof Rahul Tiwari and Aniruddh Sharma.
2.      A Axis Bank has launched India’s first open loop EMV contactless metro card “KMRL Axis Bank ‘Kochi1’ Card” in association with Kochi Metro Rail Corporation (KMRL) to make travel a convenient and hassle free experience for commuters in Kochi. Axis Bank has partnered with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) in developing this transit EMV contactless specification on interoperable open standards.
3.      B Nisha Dutt, the CEO of Intellecap, has been honoured with the “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” award at The 7th Asian Awards in London in recognition of her work in making Intellecap a globally known enterprise that focuses on social capital. With this, Dutt has become the first Indian woman leader to be honoured with this award. Her key contribution has been integrating technology with challenges of healthcare, financial services, incubation and conceptualizing programs such as Innovations Labs and Credit-tree.
4.      E Wipro Chairman Azim Premji will be honoured with the 2017 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy for his efforts to reform India’s public school system. He is among the 9 philanthropists named recipients of the 2017 Medal of Philanthropy, who are selected for their distinguished and longstanding contributions to the public good.
5.      C Dr. Harsh Vardhan, the Union Minister of Science and Technology, has launched the Visiting Advanced Joint Research Faculty (VAJRA) scheme in New Delhi to bring together the Indian scientists abroad and India-based researchers for conducting joint researches in India. Under this scheme, scientists or senior researchers abroad – of Indian origin or otherwise – can collaborate with faculties in India and would receive endowments at par with those in their own countries. The endowments for faculties would be US $15,000 in the first month of residency and US $10,000, for the remaining month. As per the scheme, the broad areas of research like energy, health, advance material and others would be promoted.
6.      A Facebook Inc has launched an Online Civil Courage Initiative (OCCI) in the United Kingdom (UK) to remove extremist and terrorism content from its social media platform. The new initiative will train Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to help them monitor and respond to extremist content and create a dedicated support desk so they can communicate directly with Facebook.
7.      C Bengaluru has become the India’s first city where one can have fuel delivered at one’s doorstep just like milk and newspapers. Mypetrolpump, a one-year-old startup, has conducted a soft launch with three delivery vehicles – each with a capacity of 950 litres. It has already delivered more than 5,000 litres of diesel. Diesel is delivered at the day’s running price with a fixed delivery charge.
8.      A The Kishtwar National Park (KNP) is located in the Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir. is surrounded by Rinnay River in the north, Kibar Nala catchments in the southern part, the Great Himalaya in the east and Marwa River in the west. The park is located at the high altitude of 1,700 meters to 4,800 meters.
9.      E The United Nations Public Service Day is observed every year on June 23 to recognize the work of public servants and to encourage young people to pursue careers in the public sector. The day is also observed to celebrate value and virtue of public service to the community and to raise awareness regarding the contribution of public service in the development of society and honouring the work of public servants.
10.  A Union Minister of State for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines Piyush Goyal has launched Weather Portal for Power Sector & Web Portal ‘MERIT’ (Merit Order Despatch of Electricity for Rejuvenation of Income and Transparency). The weather portal has been developed in association with POSOCO and IMD. The portal will have information regarding weather forecast to the state Discoms.
11.  B  Thirty Metre Telescope (TMT)  is the world’s biggest telescope which would facilitate astronomers to observe the intricacies of the universe from earth. Salient Facts Thirty Metre Telescope (TMT) is a multi- million dollar project being developed by an international consortium of Five countries including India.
12.  A In its bid to empower women in India, Facebook has announced it is piloting new tools that will give them more control over who can download and share their profile pictures that include their faces.


13.  E ctress Sonam Kapoor and her producer-sister Rhea Kapoor’s fashion label — Rheson has bagged the Compassionate Business Award from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India for a line of bags made exclusively of vegan materials.
14.  C n a bid to promote production and usage of non-conventional energy in the State, Chhattisgarh Cabinet has on Tuesday approved Solar Energy Policy- 2017-2027 that will be effective till March 31, 2027.
15.  D Malik Kafur was a prominent general of Alauddin Khilji. He was a handsome Hindu slave of Gujarat named Manik, who was captured and later converted to Islam. After being captured, he became the favourite of Alauddin Khilji.
16.  B Jodhpur does not shares border with Pakistan.
17.  E The Iguazu National Park on the Argentina/Brazil border is easily the most amazing waterfall park on Earth.
18.  E Indian woman pro-wrestler Kavita Dalal aka ‘Hard KD’ has been selected for World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) 32-competitior Women’s tournament, The Mae Young Classic.
19.  D As per article 66, the candidate contesting for election of Vice-President of India should fulfil the below conditions: He must be a citizen of India He must have completed age of 35 years He cannot hold an office for profit. He must be qualified to become a member of Rajya Sabha.
20.  E International Widow’s day is celebrated every year on June 23. The day is observed to provide rights and actions to widows who live an invisible status in most of the part of the world.


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