Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz

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Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – April 18th, 2017

  • Reema Lagoo, who passed away recently, was from which field?
  • Rifath Sharook has designed the world’s lightest satellite “KalamSat”. He hails from which State?
  • Renowned journalist Javier Valdez was from which country?


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  1. Reema Lagoo, who passed away recently, was a famous
A.    Actor
B.     Singer
C.     Musician
D.    Writer
E.     Social Worker


  1. Rifath Sharook has designed the world’s lightest satellite “KalamSat”. He hails from which State?
A.    Kerala
B.     Rajasthan
C.     Tamil Nadu
D.    New Delhi
E.     Maharashtra


  1. Renowned journalist Javier Valdez was from which country?
A.    Pakistan
B.     Maxico
C.     Thailand
D.    Indonesia
E.     Naurua


  1. Ranthambore National park is located in which city of India?
A.    Sawai Madhopur
B.     Jodhpur
C.     Ooty
D.    Darjeeling
E.     Visakhapatnam



  1. Which state has formed “Maa committee” to keep a check on mid day meal quality in schools?
A.    Uttar Pradesh
B.     Himachal Pradesh
C.     Andhra Pradesh
D.    Madhya Pradesh
E.     Rajasthan


  1. Who is the first Indian woman to scale Mount Everest for the fourth time?
A.    Manju Ray
B.     Salim Ali
C.     S S Abhaynkar
D.    Anuradha Achrya
E.     Anshu Jamsenpa


  1. Which device is used to measure air pressure?
A.    Manometer
B.     Fathometer
C.     Hydrometer
D.    Barometer
E.     Geiger counter


  1. 8. Who is the Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation?
A.    C S Karnan
B.     J S Shekhar
C.     Uma Bharti
D.    Sushma Swaraj
E.     D. V. Sadananda Gowda


  1. When is the International Museums Day observed?
A.    May 16
B.     May 18
C.     April 30
D.    June 17
E.     June 16


  1. Which Indian telecom company has signed a MoU with facebook and mobkwick to popularize its internet service?
A.    BSNL
B.     MTNL
C.     Aircel
D.    Airtel
E.     None of the above


11. Jeev Milka SIngh is associated with which sports?


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


  1. Which is the Country’s Most Valuable Brand according to Brand Finance List?
A.    Reliance Group
B.     Tata Group
C.     Vedanta Group
D.    Birla Group
E.     Jindal Group


  1. Which Union minister will lead the Indian delegation to the 2017 G20 Labour & Employment Ministers’ Meet?


A.    Narendra Singh Tomar
B.     Bandaru Dattatraya
C.     Sushma Swaraj
D.    Arun Jatley
E.     Bal Thakre


  1. Who was awarded the 2017 INSA Young Scientist award for research in cancer treatment?
A.    Sushil Kumar
B.     Abhay Shrimali
C.     Aravind Kumar Rengan
D.    Rifath Sharook
E.     None of the above


  1. Anil Madhav Dave, who passed away recently, headed which ministry of India?
A.    Environment
B.     Social Welfare
C.     Finance
D.    Railways
E.     Aviation


  1. Who is Adobe’s new Head of Marketing for India?
A.    Sunder Madakshira
B.     Manu Kapoor
C.     Shalini Dutta
D.    C N Narayan
E.     Vinay Dutt


  1. Who won National Geographic Bee Contest?
A.    Pranay Varada
B.     Mohammad Sheikh
C.     Veda Bhattram
D.    Vedant Milan
E.     Aaruhi Mehta


  1. Who is the author of famous book “The Royal Blue”?
A.    Sri Ram Sukla
B.     Raja Ram Mohan Roy
C.     Ayodhya Prasad Gaur
D.    Tony Blair
E.     A P Gaur


  1. Which brand has decided to stop selling cars in India?
A.    Audi
B.     General Motors
C.     BMW
D.    Bentley
E.     Maruti


  1. Which Indian scientist won the prestigious Dan David Prize?
A.    Shrinivas Kulkarni
B.     Salim Ali
C.     Meghnand Shah
D.    Prafull Chandra Ray
E.     None of them

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz: Answers and Explanations

Answers Explanation
1.      A Reema Lagoo, famous bollywood actress, passed away on 17th May 2017.She played many supportive roles in Hindi and Marathi Movies.
2.      C Indian teen Rifath Sharook from Tamil Nadu has designed the world’s lightest & smallest satellite named “KalamSat”. The satellite weighs only 64 grams and will be launched by NASA on June 21, 2017.
3.      B Javier Valdez (50), the renowned Mexican journalist and founder of Ríodoce, was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen on May 15, 2017 in the northwest state of Sinaloa in Mexico. He was a world famous journalist who authored several books on the drug trade, including “Narcoperiodismo” and “Los Morros del Narco”.
4.      A Ranthambore National Park is a vast wildlife reserve near the town of Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan, northern India. It is home to tigers, leopards and marsh crocodiles.
5.      A The Uttar Pradesh government has recently constituted “Maa committee” to check mid day meal quality in state-run primary schools to ensure that the students will get nutritious food prepared in hygienic conditions
6.      E Anshu Jamsenpa, the Indian mountaineer from Arunachal Pradesh, has scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to scale the Mount Everest for the fourth time.
7.      D A barometer is a scientific instrument used in meteorology to measure atmospheric pressure. A simple barometer consists of a long glass tube (closed at one end, open at the other) filled with mercury and turned upside down into a container of mercury.
8.      C Uma Bharti is an Indian politician and Cabinet Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation in the Union Government of India
9.      B International Museum Day is an international day a celebration that held every year on or around 18 May, coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). The event highlights a specific theme that changes every year and that is at the heart of the international museum community’s preoccupations.
10.  A BSNL has inked agreements with Facebook and MobiKwik in order to popularize the internet and its value added services among its customers. Further, BSNL has also signed a third MoU with Disney Land India to offer premium online gaming services to its mobile customers.
11.  C Jeev Milkha Singh is an Indian professional golfer who became the first player from India to join the European Tour in 1998.
12.  B Brand finance in its 2017 report that lists India’s 100 most valuable brands has named Tata Group as the most valuable brand in India at an estimated brand value of $13.1 billion. Brand Finance is a global brand valuation and strategy consultancy firm.
13.  B Bandaru Dattatraya, the Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment, will lead the Indian delegation to the 2017 G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meet, which is scheduled to be held at Bad Neuenahr in Germany on May 18-19, 2017.
14.  C Dr. Aravind Kumar Rengan, the Assistant Professor in Department of Biomedical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology – Hyderabad (IIT-H), has been awarded the prestigious Indian National Science Academy (INSA) medal in the Young Scientist category for 2017 for his research in cancer treatment.
15.  A Union environment minister Anil Madhav was Member of Parliament representing Madhya Pradesh. Dave was first elected to Rajya Sabha in 2009.  In 2016, he was sworn in as a minister with independent charge of environment, forest and climate change.
16.  A Adobe on Wednesday announced the appointment of Sunder Madakshira as Head of Marketing for its India business. Sunder is an active participant in various industry forums in India including ASSOCHAM, NASSCOM and CII, and an avid blogger.
17.  A Pranay Varada won the prestigious $50,000 National Geographic Bee competition.He is an eighth grader from Texas, was a runner up last year.He was declared the winner as he won the first tie breaker question.
18.  C Ayodhya Prasad Gaur is a corporate communications professional, theater artist, avid traveller, motivational speaker His novel “The Royal Blue” a biographical novel about the life and time of the last queen of Marwar, has been termed as the ‘first biographical novel’ in Hindi literature.
19.  B General Motors Co will stop selling cars in India from the end of this year, drawing a line under two decades of battling in one of the world’s most competitive markets where it has less than a one percent share of passenger car sales.
20.  A Indian scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni has won the prestigious Dan David prize as recognition for his contributions made in the field of astronomy. Shrinivas Kulkarni, a professor of astrophysics and planetary science at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, is a pioneer in the field of time-domain astrophysics.

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

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