Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz - 12

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

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – April 12th, 2017

Who is the first Indian to win GP3 race?

Videsh Sampark outreach programme is being hosted by which State of India?

Which Indian wrestler has bagged silver in women’s 69kg category at the 2017 Asian Wrestling Championship?


Daily GK will help you answer questions like these. Staying aware is the key to cracking daily GK questions across exams.

  1. Who has been appointed as Pakistan’s new High Commissioner to India?
A.    Salman Qureshi
B.     Mohamaad Ali
C.     Sohail Mahmood
D.    Saroj Khan
E.     Huda Ali Sayyad


  1. What is the name of online facility that has been launched by the Union Government to provide direct solution to problem of agriculture sector?
A.    E-krishi samadhan
B.     E-Krishi Samvad
C.     E-krishi Sanskar
D.    E-Krishi Sanchar
E.     E-Krishi Samsya


  1. What is the theme of the 2017 National Technology Day (NTD) in India?
A.    Technology for inclusive and successive growth
B.     Technology for inclusive and sustainable growth
C.     Technology of India and sustainable growth
D.    Technology for better life
E.     Technology and growth


  1. Who has been bestowed with the 2017 Young Scientist award from the Indian National Science Academy (INSA)
A.    Siddharth Mehta
B.     Rahul Agnihotry
C.     Vikram Vishal
D.    Harmendra Singh
E.     Jony Christie



  1. The 29th India–Indonesia bilateral maritime exercise “CORPAT-2017” has started under which Indian Naval Command?
A.    Eastern Naval Command
B.     Western Naval Command
C.     Andaman and Nicobar Command
D.    North Naval Command
E.     South Naval COmmand


  1. What is the name of digital filing system that has been launched for Supreme Court of India (SCI)?
A.    Integrated Case Management Information System
B.     Integrated Transparency Management Information System
C.     Digital Case Management Information System
D.    Digital Transparency Management Information System
E.     Case Management System
  1. Which device is used for measuring purity of milk?
A.    Manometer
B.     Fathometer
C.     Hydrometer
D.    Altimeter
E.     Lactometer


  1. 8. Who is the Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare of India?
A.    C S Karnan
B.     J S Shekhar
C.     Venu Rajamony
D.    Radha Mohan Singh
E.     M B Lockour


  1. Which country is known as ‘Land of Rising Sun’?
A.    India
B.     Japan
C.     United Nations
D.    Norway
E.     Germany


  1. Which state has recently banned sale of food items high in Fat, Salt and Sugar (HFSS) at school canteen?
A.    New Delhi
B.     Kerala
C.     Maharashtra
D.    Madhya Pradesh
E.     Jharkhand


11. Sandeep Sejwal is associated with which sports?

A.    Swimming
B.     Badminton
C.     Cricket
D.    Football
E.     Basketball


  1. Which Indian wrestler has bagged bronze in Greco Roman 80kg category at 2017 Asian Wrestling Championship?
A.    Harpreet Singh
B.     Gurpreet SIngh
C.     Vijendra Singh
D.    Harbhajan Singh
E.     Jaswant SIngh


  1. Who is the CM of Sikkim?


A.    Narendra Singh Tomar
B.     Shiv Raj Singh Chouhan
C.     Pawan Kumar Chamling
D.    Arvind Kejriwal
E.     Bal Thakre


  1. Which Indian actress has bagged the best actress award at the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) 2017?
A.    Konkona Sen Sharma
B.     Riya Sen
C.     Madhuri Dixit
D.    Aishwrya Rai
E.     Lara Dutta


  1. Which state recently celebrated The Sakewa Festival?
A.    Jharkand
B.     Hyderabad
C.     Sikkim
D.    Goa
E.     Rajasthan


  1. Turmeric is obtained from.
A.    Fruit
B.     Root
C.     Stem
D.    Flower bud
E.     Both B & C


  1. Who is the first Indian woman to receive Woodrow Wilson Award for Global Corporate Citizenship?
A.    Chandra Kochar
B.     Arundhati Bhattacharya
C.     Sonal Dadichh
D.    Shikha Gupta
E.     Priya Singh


  1. Arjun Tulshiram Pawar was related to which field?
A.    Education
B.     Singing
C.     Sports
D.    Acting
E.     Politics


  1. Who has become the new Country Director for Twitter in India?
A.    Pushpendra Pareek
B.     Taranjeet Singh
C.     M R Mehta
D.    Sandeep Jain
E.     Sunil Trehan


  1. World Thalassaemia Day (WTD) is observed on?
A.    May 10
B.     May 8
C.     June 10
D.    April 30
E.     June 13

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz: Answers and Explanations

Answers Explanation
1.      C Pakistan’s senior-most diplomat Sohail Mahmood, will be the Pakistan’s new High Commissioner to India. Mahmood will succeed Abdul Basit at the end of May 2017. Currently, he is the Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey.
2.      B Government has recently launched an online interface “e-Krishi Samvad” in New Delhi to provide direct solution to the problem faced by farmers in the agriculture sector. The e-Krishi Samvad is an internet-based interface and is a unique platform that will provide direct and effective solutions to the problems faced by farmers and stakeholders.
3.      B The National Technology Day (NTD) is celebrated every year on May 11 by the Union Ministry of Science & Technology to mark the historic feat of test-firing its very first nuclear-capable missile back in 1998 and to commemorate achievements of Innovation and Technology in India. The 2017 theme is “Technology for inclusive and sustainable growth”.
4.      A Prof. Vikram Vishal, the assistant professor in the Earth Sciences department of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, has been conferred with the 2017 Young Scientist award from the Indian National Science Academy (INSA). He won the award for proposing a scientific model that can trap the carbon dioxide emitted by industries and inject them in hard rock within the sub-surface of earth.
5.      C The 29th edition of India–Indonesia bilateral maritime exercise “Co-ordinated Patrol (CORPAT)” has started at Port Blair under the aegis of Andaman and Nicobar Command from May 9 and will continue till May 12, 2017. The closing ceremony of the CORPAT is scheduled at Belawan, Indonesia from 22 – 25 May 17. The CORPAT reflects the shared concerns between the two countries for a peaceful Indian Ocean for the benefit of international community. The Andaman and Nicobar Command is the only Tri-service theater command of the Indian Armed Forces, based at Port Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a Union Territory of India.
6.      A Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the digital filing system “Integrated Case Management Information System (ICMIS)” of Supreme Court at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi to serve as a digital repository for case-related information. This digital filing system will enable the Supreme Court of India (SCI) to go paperless. Its functions include the option of e-filing cases, checking listing dates, case status, and online service of notice/summons, office reports and overall tracking of progress of a case filed with the apex court registry.
7.      E A lactometer is used to check for the purity of milk by measuring its density. An instrument to find out the content of the water in the milk or to test the richness of the milk is thus termed as ‘lactometers’. The lactometer works on the principle of gravity of milk.
8.      D Radha Mohan Singh is an Indian politician who was inducted in Narendra Modi led central government as a cabinet minister and currently holds the portfolio of Minister of Agriculture of India.
9.      B Japan is called the “land of the rising sun” because from China it appears that the sun rises from the direction of Japan.
10.  C The Maharashtra government has recently imposed a ban on sale of ‘High in Fat, Salt and Sugar’ (HFSS) food at school canteens across the state. A Government Resolution (GR) listed 12 categories of foods which cover potato chips, noodles, carbonated soft drinks, pizza, burger, cakes, biscuits, buns, pastries, etc., which cannot be sold.
11.  A Sandeep Sejwal is the Senior National Champion and Indian National Record-holder in the 50 m, 100 m and 200 m Breaststroke events. He won silver medals at the Asian Indoor Games, 2007 in the 50 m and 100 m Breaststroke events
12.  A Harpreet Singh from India has won the bronze mendal in Greco-Roman 80kg category at 2017 Asian Wrestling Championships. He edged out Na Junjie of China by 3-2 in the play-off for the bronze medal.
13.  C Pawan Chamling is the fifth and incumbent Indian chief minister of Sikkim. Chamling is the founder president of the Sikkim Democratic Front, which has governed the state for five successive terms since 1994
14.  A The Bollywood actress Konkona Sen Sharma has won the best actress award for “Lipstick Under My Burkha” at the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) 2017. She also bagged the best director award for her debut film “A Death in the Gunj” at the award ceremony.
15.  C The Sakewa festival of Rai Community has recently celebrated in Sikkim as a tribute to Mother Nature. The fest is also known as Bhoomi Puja or Chandi Puja or worship of land.
16.  B Turmeric is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family. Plants are gathered annually for their rhizomes.
17.  A Chanda Kochhar, MD & CEO, ICICI Bank was honoured with the esteemed Woodrow Wilson award for Global Corporate Citizenship in Washington, D.C. on May 10, 2017. She is the first woman from India to receive this coveted award.The award was conferred on Ms. Kochhar for demonstrating a commitment to the common good—beyond the bottom line.
18.  E Arjun Tulshiram Pawar (80), the senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Maharashtra minister, has recently passed away in Mumbai. He was the minister of state for tribal welfare in the Congress-NCP government led by Vilasrao Deshmukh in 1999.
19.  B Taranjeet Singh has been appointed the Country Director for Twitter in India. He will lead the team by driving an integrated business strategy and spearheading cross-functional collaboration. Prior to this appointment, he was leading the charge for sales and marketing support for Twitter’s advertisers in India.
20.  B ·         The World Thalassaemia Day (WTD) is observed every year on May 8 to spread awareness about this deadly disease and the importance of blood donation and how it helps the millions of people suffering from Thalassemia worldwide. The 2017 theme ‘Together for Humanity’ highlights the need for unity and the efforts that are required to fight this fatal disease.

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