Daily Current Affairs Quiz – May 15

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Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – April 15th, 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?

 

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  1. Who is the first Indian to win GP3 race?
A.    Varun Chawla
B.     Rahul Dutta
C.     Arjun Maini
D.    Saroj kapoor
E.     Rajesh Kumar

 

  1. Videsh Sampark outreach programme is being hosted by which State of India?
A.    Telangana
B.     Rajasthan
C.     Sikkim
D.    New Delhi
E.     Maharashtra

 

  1. Which Indian wrestler has bagged silver in women’s 69kg category at the 2017 Asian Wrestling Championship?
A.    Sakshi Malik
B.     Divya Kakran
C.     Ritu Phogat
D.    Vidisha Malik
E.     None of the above

 

  1. Which famous Bollywood actor has been appointed as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis in South-East Asia Region?
A.    Siddharth Mehta
B.     Amitabh Bachchan
C.     Ranbeer Kapoor
D.    Harmendra Singh
E.     Katrina Kaif

 

 

  1. Which Indian cricketer has been bestowed with the honorary life membership of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)?
A.    VVS Laxmman
B.     Virendra Sehwag
C.     Harbhajan Singh
D.    M S Dhoni
E.     Virat Kolhi

 

  1. Who is the new secretary of Department of Telecommunication?
A.    Rahul Pant
B.     Aruna Sundararajan
C.     Amar Grovar
D.    J S Reddy
E.     Amit Shah

 

  1. Which device is used for measure humidity?
A.    Manometer
B.     Fathometer
C.     Hydrometer
D.    Altimeter
E.     Hygrometer

 

  1. 8. Who is the Union Minister for Statistics & Programme Implementation?
A.    C S Karnan
B.     J S Shekhar
C.     Venu Rajamony
D.    Radha Mohan Singh
E.     D. V. Sadananda Gowda

 

  1. Which country will host One Belt One Road (OBOR) Summit?
A.    India
B.     China
C.     United Nations
D.    Norway
E.     Germany

 

  1. Which Indian state has introduced a logo for vehicles driven by persons with hearing impairment?
A.    Telangana
B.     Kerala
C.     Maharashtra
D.    Madhya Pradesh
E.     Jharkhand

 

11. Arjun Atwal is associated with which sports?

A.    Swimming
B.     Badminton
C.     Golf
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 Goa?

 

A.    Narendra Singh Tomar
B.     Shiv Raj Singh Chouhan
C.     Manohar Parrikar
D.    Arvind Kejriwal
E.     Bal Thakre

 

  1. What is the name of malicious software which has created havoc in various countries including India?
A.    Ransomware
B.     Adware
C.     Spyware
D.    Trojan
E.     Worm

 

  1. In which district of Himachal Pradesh government has launched new Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine, PCV, for Pneumonia?
A.    Kangra
B.     Chamba
C.     Shimla
D.    Mandi
E.     Kullu

 

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

 

  1. India’s first National Basketball Association (NBA) academy has opened in which city?
A.    Greater Noida
B.     Banglore
C.     Mumbai
D.    Jaipur
E.     Gurgaon

 

  1. Who was the author of famous book A Better -India: A Better World ?
A.    N. R. Narayana Murthy
B.     Raja Ram Mohan Roy
C.     A P J Abdul Kalam
D.    Tony Blair
E.     A P Gaur

 

  1. Desert plants are generally-
A.    Succulent
B.     Heterophyllous
C.     Viviparous
D.    Herbaceous
E.     None of the above

 

  1. On which date was International Mothers Day 2017 observed in India?
A.    May 14
B.     May 8
C.     June 10
D.    April 30
E.     June 13

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz: Answers and Explanations

Answers Explanation
1.      C Arjun Maini is a 19-year-old Motorsports’ Indian driver, who drives for Jenzer Motorsport. He has become the first Indian to win a GP3 Series (a feeder series to GP2) race at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.
2.      A First of its kind Videsh Sampark outreach programme of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) was initiated in Hyderabad on May 13, 2017.
3.      B Divya Kakran bagged silver medal in 69kg category in the 2017 Asian Wrestling Championship in New Delhi after losing out her final bout.
4.      B Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has been appointed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as its Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis in South-East Asia Region to boost awareness and intensify action to arrest the epidemic.
5.      A Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has awarded the honorary life membership to VVS Laxman, the former India batsman.
6.      B Aruna Sundararajan, the 1982 batch officer of Kerala cadre, has been appointed as the new Secretary of Department of Telecommunications (DoT). Though, she will continue to hold post of secretary for Union Ministry of Electronics and IT (Meity).
7.      E Humidity is the amount of moisture in the air. A hygrometer uses two thermometers to measure relative humidity; one measures the dry-bulb temperature and the other measures the wet-bulb temperature.
8.      E Devaragunda Venkappa Sadananda Gowda is an Indian politician who was the 20th Chief Minister of Karnataka and is currently the Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation in the Government of India.
9.      B The first-ever One Belt One Road (OBOR) Summit will be held in Bejing, China on May 14 -15, 2017. The 29 heads of state including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Myanmar and high-level delegations from Bangladesh and Nepal will attend the two-day Belt and Road Forum in China. Though, India will not attend the forum.
10.  A Telangana is the first Indian state to introduce a logo for vehicles driven by persons with hearing impairment. The logo is designed by Hyderabad-based graphic designer Manikanta Annapragada, who incidentally is the first person to obtain a driving license in the ‘hearing impaired’ category.
11.  C Arjun Singh Atwal, a professional Indian golfer has played on the Asian Tour and the European Tour and is the first player born in India to become a member of, and later win a tournament on the U.S.-based PGA Tour.
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 Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar a Indian politician from the Bharatiya Janata Party , has been Chief Minister of Goa since 14 March 2017.
14.  A Ransomware is a type of malicious software when infected restricts the user access until a ransom is paid to unlock it.
15.  D Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda has launched new Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine, PCV, for Pneumonia at Lal Bahadur Shastri Medical College Hospital in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. The vaccine is a part of government’s Universal Immunization Programme (UIP).
16.  C Cinnamon is obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum. Cinnamon is used in both sweet and savoury foods.
17.  A India’s first-ever National Basketball Association (NBA) academy has officially opened in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The NBA Academy India is the NBA’s 5th elite training centre globally, which will be fully funded by the NBA.
18.  A N.R. Narayana Murthy in his book A better India-A better world, shows us that a society working for the greatest welfare of the greatest number samasta jananam sukhino bhavantu must focus on two simple things: values and good leadership. Drawing on the remarkable Infosys story and the lessons learnt from the two decades of post-reform India,
19.  A The word “succulent” comes from the Latin word sucus, meaning juice, or sap. Succulent plants, are plants that have some parts that are more than normally thickened and fleshy, usually to retain water in arid climates or soil conditions.
20.  A ·         Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May.

 

The above Daily GK Quiz has been compiled by Sagrika Mehta.

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