Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz

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Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – April 16th, 2017

  • Who among the following has been bestowed with the first-ever Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Lifetime Achievement Honour in Public Service?
  • Which state is on the first position in 2017 Public Affairs Index (PAI) in governance?
  • Which Indian wrestler has bagged silver in men’s Freestyle 125 kg category at the 2017 Asian Wrestling Championship?


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  1. Who among the following has been bestowed with the first-ever Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Lifetime Achievement Honour in Public Service?
A.    Ayodhya Prasad
B.     Rahul Dutta
C.     Arjun Maini
D.    Pawan Chamling
E.     Rajesh Kumar


  1. Which state is on the first position in 2017 Public Affairs Index (PAI) in governance?
A.    Kerala
B.     Rajasthan
C.     Sikkim
D.    New Delhi
E.     Maharashtra


  1. Which Indian wrestler has bagged silver in men’s Freestyle 125 kg category at the 2017 Asian Wrestling Championship?
A.    Sumit Kumar
B.     Divy Kakran
C.     Amit Sagwan
D.    Vidish Malik
E.     G S Sandhu


  1. Who won the men’s singles Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament?
A.    Leander pais
B.     Rafael Nadal
C.     Mahesh Bhupati
D.    Harmendra Singh
E.     Andy Murray



  1. India ranks ———- in the World Bank’s electricity accessibility list?
A.    99
B.     26
C.     73
D.    42
E.     21


  1. Who has been appointed as new prime minister of France?
A.    Laurent Fabius
B.     Edouard Philippe
C.     Emmanuel Macron
D.    Danis Philippe
E.     Joy Benjamin


  1. Which device is used for measure the intensity of light?
A.    Manometer
B.     Fathometer
C.     Hydrometer
D.    Altimeter
E.     Photometer


  1. 8. Who is the Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment?
A.    C S Karnan
B.     J S Shekhar
C.     Venu Rajamony
D.    Thawar Chand Gehlot
E.     D. V. Sadananda Gowda


  1. Which mission has been launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for conservation of river Narmada?
A.    Namami Devi Narmade Sewa Yatra
B.     Narmada Seva Mission
C.     Narmada Bachao Mission
D.    Namami Devi sewa Yojna
E.     None of the above


  1. Who has won the Spanish Grand Prix from pole position in the Formula One Championship?
A.    Lewis Hamilton
B.     Michael Schumacher
C.     Daniel Ricciardo
D.    Sebastian Vettel
E.     None of the above


11. Deepti Sharma is associated with which sports?

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


  1. SAC stands for?
A.    Space Application Centre
B.     South Application Centre
C.     Sikkim Apllication Centre
D.    Space Arrangement Centre
E.     None of the ABove


  1. Who is the CM of Telangana?
A.    Narendra Singh Tomar
B.     Shiv Raj Singh Chouhan
C.     K Chandrashekar Rao
D.    Arvind Kejriwal
E.     Bal Thakre


  1. Who among the following gave maximum resistance to the British?
A.    Marathas
B.     Rajputs
C.     Mughals
D.    Sikhs
E.     Jains


  1. Which of the following State has the largest forest area in India?
A.    Madhya Pradesh
B.     Chattisgarh
C.     Maharashtra
D.    Karnataka
E.     Sikkim


  1. Cotton is obtained from which part of a plant?
A.    Fruit
B.     Root
C.     Bark
D.    Seeds
E.     Both B & C


  1. Food Corporation was established in which year ?
A.    1965
B.     1987
C.     1970
D.    1976
E.     1980


  1. Who is the author of famous book Raagdarbari ?
A.    Sri Ram Sukla
B.     Raja Ram Mohan Roy
C.     A P J Abdul Kalam
D.    Tony Blair
E.     A P Gaur


  1. The 43rd edition of G7 summit will be held in which country?
A.    India
B.     Italy
C.     China
D.    Sri lanka
E.     Pakistan


  1. When is International Day of Families observed?
A.    May 15
B.     May 8
C.     June 10
D.    April 30
E.     June 13


Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz: Answers and Explanations

Answers Explanation
1.      D The Chief Minister of Sikkim, Pawan Kumar Chamling, , has been honoured with the first-ever Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Lifetime Achievement Honour in Public Service by President Pranab Mukherjee in Jaipur, Rajasthan on May 15, 2017.
2.      A Kerala has topped the 2017 Public Affairs Index (PAI) in governance indicators, followed by Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Karnataka and Maharashtra. The report was based on a wide range of themes such as essential infrastructure, support to human development, social protection, women and children, crime, law and order, delivery of justice, environment, transparency and accountability, fiscal management and economic freedom. The purpose of the PAI is to rank the states of India objectively in the field of governance based on various focus subjects and indicators and is an initiative of the Public Affairs Committee (PAC).
3.      A Sumit Kumar of India has won silver medal in the men’s Freestyle 125 kg category at the 2017 Asian Wrestling Championships in New Delhi on May 14, 2017. In the gold medal round, Sumit lost to Yadollah Mohammadkazem Mohebi of Iran 2-6 to settle for the second position. With this, India finished their Asian Wrestling Championship campaign on a resounding note.
4.      B Rafael Nadal from spain has won the 2017 men’s singles Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament by defeating Dominic Thiem of Austria in the final.
5.      B India ranked 26th in World Bank’s electricity accessibility list. The country was ranked 99th in 2014. Out of the 18,452 villages which lacked electricity, over 13,000 has been provided access to electricity.
6.      B Edouard Philippe has been appointed as new prime minister of France by French President Emmanuel Macron. At 46, Edouard Philippe would be the second-youngest Prime Minister of France after Laurent Fabius.
7.      E A photometer is an instrument that measures light intensity or the optical properties of solutions or surfaces. Photometers measure: Illuminance. Irradiance.
8.      D Thawar Chand Gehlot is an Indian politician who currently serves as the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment in the Modi ministry. He is member of the Rajya Sabha, upper house of Indian Parliament, representing the state of Madhya Pradesh
9.      B Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Narmada Seva Mission for the conservation of river Narmada, which is a lifeline of Madhya Pradesh. Prime Minister released a road map for the series of steps to be taken for the conservation of Narmada river.
10.  A Lewis Hamilton is a British Formula One racing driver. He is a three time Formula One World Champion. He won his first title in 2008. Hamilton also received the distinction of becoming the first black driver to race in Formula One.
11.  C Deepti Sharma is a member of India’s women cricket team. recently the partnership of Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut scored 320 in 45.3 overs in 45.3 overs to become the world’s first pair, either male or female, to forge a 300-run opening-wicket partnership in One-Day Internationals (ODIs).
12.  A Space Applications Centre (SAC) is one of the major centres of ISRO. It was established in the year 1972. It primarily focuses on the design of space-borne instruments for ISRO missions. It also develops applications of space technology covering the fields of communication, broadcasting, navigation, disaster monitoring, meteorology, oceanography, environment monitoring and natural resources survey for societal benefits. It is headquartered in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.


13.  C Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao is the first and the current Chief Minister of the Indian state of Telangana. He is the president of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi, a regional party in India.
14.  A The Maratha is a group of castes in India found predominantly in the state of Maharashtra. According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, “Marathas are people of India, famed in history as yeoman warriors and champions of Hinduism.”
15.  A Madhya Pradesh has the largest forest cover of 77,522 sq. km. in terms of area in the country followed by Arunachal Pradesh with forest cover of 67,321 sq. km.
16.  D Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of the cotton plants of the genus Gossypium in the mallow family Malvaceae. The fiber is almost pure cellulose. Under natural conditions, the cotton bolls will tend to increase the dispersal of the seeds.
17.  A Food Corporation of India was set up on 14 January 1965 having its first District Office at Thanjavur – rice bowl of Tamil Nadu – and headquarters at Delhi under the Food Corporations Act 1964
18.  A Raag Darbari is a 1968 Hindi novel written by Sri Lal Sukla, an author known for his social and political satire. He was awarded the Sahitya Academy Award, the highest Indian literary award, in 1969 for this novel. The novel highlights the failing values present in post-Independence Indian society. It exposes the helplessness of intellectuals in the face of a strong and corrupt nexus between criminals, businessmen, police and politicians
19.  B he 43rd edition of G7 summit will be held at Taorminain Sicily, Italy. The attendees will include the leaders of the seven G7 member states as well as representatives of the European Union. The 43rd G7 summit will be the first summit for British Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and U.S. President Donald Trump.
20.  A ·         The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year. The Day highlights the importance of all caregivers in families, be it parents, grandparents or siblings and the importance of parental education for the welfare of children. It focuses on good practices for work-family balance to assist parents in their educational and caregiving roles.


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

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