Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz - 19

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Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – April 19th, 2017

  • Scientist of which IIT developed cheapest respiratory Filter?
  • Which is the cleanest railway station in category A1, as per recently released report by the Ministry of Railways?
  • Renowned journalist Javier Valdez was from which country?


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  1. Scientist of which IIT developed cheapest respiratory Filter?
A.    IIT Delhi
B.     IIT Bombay
C.     IIT Jodhpur
D.    IIT Dhanbad
E.     IIT Indore


  1. Which is the cleanest railway station in category A1, as per a recently released report by the Ministry of Railways?
A.    Vishakapatnam
B.     Jodhpur terminal
C.     Jammu Tawi
D.    Haridwar Terminal
E.     Mumbai Central


  1. National Green Tribunal has Banned Open Defecation and Waste Dumping on Floodplains of which river?
A.    Alaknanda
B.     Godavari
C.     Mahanadi
D.    Ganga
E.     Yamuna


  1. Kaziranga National Park is located in which city of India?
A.    Kanchanjuri
B.     Jodhpur
C.     Ooty
D.    Darjeeling
E.     Visakhapatnam


  1. What is India’s position in ICC test ranking?
A.    Third
B.     Second
C.     First
D.    Sixth
E.     Seventh


  1. What is the name of Bilateral Exercise which has commenced between Indian & Republic of Singapore Navy?
A.    SIMBEX-11
B.     SIMBEX-12
C.     SIMBEX-17
D.    SIMBEX-13
E.     SIMBEX-14


  1. What is the name of HADR exercise of Indian Navy which began recently?
A.    Jalrahat
B.     Sahayta
C.     Karavali Karunya
D.    Prakampna
E.     None of the above


8. Scientists of which country has discovered First Natural Human Antibodies against Ebola Virus?

A.    United Nations
B.     India
C.     China
D.    Japan
E.     Poland


  1. Which country’s government has approved a one-off bill which will allow its Emperor to abdicate his thrown to allow prince to take charge of the same?
A.    Poland
B.     Japan
C.     United Arabs
D.    China
E.     South Africa


  1. Who won the 2017 All India Open Rapid FIDE Rating Chess Tournament?
A.    R.R. Laxman
B.     Mitrabha Guha
C.     Somak Palit
D.    Dibyendu Barua
E.     Mohit Mehta


11. Abhinav Bindra is associated with which sports?

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


  1. Name the US Company from which India received its first 2 M777 A-2 howitzers?
A.    United technologies
B.     BAE Systems
C.     General Dynamics
D.    Finmeccancia
E.     None of the above


  1. Who is heading the GST council?
A.    Narendra Singh Tomar
B.     Bandaru Dattatraya
C.     Sushma Swaraj
D.    Arun Jaitley
E.     Bal Thakre


  1. Name the Indian who has been appointed as one of the on-field umpires for the opening match of the Champions Trophy beginning June 1.?
A.    Sundaram Ravi
B.     Rajan Mehra
C.     Amiesh Saheba
D.    Anil Chaudhary
E.     None of the above


  1. Who is the Union minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises of India?
A.    Anant Geete
B.     Arun Jaitely
C.     Devendra Kumar
D.    Sushma Swaraj
E.     Anand Harjal


  1. Which is the longest river of India?
A.    Ganga
B.     Yamuna
C.     Narmada
D.    Mahanadi
E.     Alaknanda


  1. Whitely Award is popularly known by which name?
A.    Yellow Oscar
B.     Green Oscar
C.     White Oscar
D.    Earthy Oscar
E.     Nature’s Oscar


  1. Who is the author of famous book “We the People”?
A.    Sri Ram Sukla
B.     Raja Ram Mohan Roy
C.     Nani Palkhivala
D.    Tony Blair
E.     A P Gaur


  1. Which Indian Athlete recently qualified for 2017 London World Athletics Championships?
A.    P T Usha
B.     Muhammed Anas
C.     Manish Singh
D.    Indrajeet Singh
E.     Deepika Kumari


  1. Which Indian wildlife activist bagged the 2017 Whitley Awards?
A.    Shrinivas Kulkarni
B.     Salim Ali
C.     Meghnand Shah
D.    Sanjay Gubbi
E.     None of them

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz: Answers and Explanations

Answers Explanation
1.      A Scientists at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi have developed the device ‘Nasofilters’ which is capable of restricting up to 95% of dust and air pollutants. Involving a cost of Rs 10, it is the cheapest naso filter available.
2.      A The Vishakhapatnam railway station in Andhra Pradesh has been adjudged as the cleanest railway station among the 75 busiest stations in the country in category A1, followed by Secunderabad, Jammu Tawi, Vijayawada and Anand Vihar railway stations.
3.      E A Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar has banned open defecation and waste dumping on the floodplains of the Yamuna.An environment compensation of Rs 5,000 will be fined to who violated the order.
4.      A Kaziranga National Park is a national park in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of the state of Assam, India. The sanctuary, which hosts two-thirds of the world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses, is a World Heritage Site.
5.      C Indian cricket team has retained its top position in the latest ICC Test rankings with 123 points. Indian team has six points more than South Africa.
6.      C The 24th bilateral exercise involving Indian Navy and Republic of Singapore Navy has commenced in South China Sea. SIMBEX stands for “Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercises“. The exercise will start from May 18, 2017 and commence on May 24, 2017.
7.      C the annual joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise was held at Karwar under the guidance of the Western Naval Command to ensure better coordination between civil administration and the military immediately after a natural disaster, and efficient disaster relief efforts.
8.      A A team of scientists from the United States have discovered a possible cure for Ebola viruses. They have discovered the first natural human antibodies that are capable of neutralizing and protecting animals against all three major disease-causing ebola viruses. The findings could lead to the discovery of first effective ebola virus therapies and vaccines.
9.      B Japan’s government has approved a one-off bill which, if passed, will allow Emperor Akihito to abdicate. It says that on abdication, Crown Prince Naruhito would immediately take the Chrysanthemum Throne, but that neither he nor his successors would be allowed to abdicate under the same law.
10.  A Grand Master R.R. Laxman of Integral Coach Factory finished on top with 9.5 points to win the All India Open Rapid FIDE Rating Chess Tournament at the Kshudiram Anushilan Kendra on 18th May 2017.
11.  C Abhinav Bindra is an Indian professional shooter and businessman and is a World and Olympic champion in the 10 m Air Rifle event.
12.  B Indian Army received its first two ultra light howitzers from the US as part of an order for 145 long-range guns which will be mostly deployed along the border with China. The M-777 A-2 ultra-light howitzers (ULH), having a maximum range of 30 km and manufactured by the BAE Systems


13.  D The GST Council headed by finance Minister Arun Jaitley has finalised tax rates and has approved all the seven rules for the GST regime that is scheduled to be implemented from July 1.
14.  A India’s Sundaram Ravi has been appointed one of the on-field umpires for the opening match of the Champions Trophy beginning June 1.
15.  A Anant Gangaram Geete is an Indian politician and a member of the Shiv Sena political party in Maharashtra, India. He is a member of parliament of India and currently represents the Raigad constituency in Maharashtra.
16.  A From Devprayag to the Bay of Bengal, Ganga flows a distance of approximately 1550 miles (2500 kilometres). Its tributaries flow through parts of Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. In India it passes through Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal. The Hindus consider it to be the most sacred river.
17.  B The Whitley Awards are annual awards organized by the Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) to recognise and celebrate effective national and regional conservation leaders across the globe. It is also known as  “Green Oscars”.
18.  C Nanabhoy “Nani” Ardeshir Palkhivala was an Indian Jurist and Economist. His name is a byword in India’s legal world. A man of many and varied parts, he has crossed with ease the law’s narrow confines and has gone beyond into numerous other fields.
19.  B Muhammed Anas Yahiya from Kerala has qualified for the 2017 World Championships by beating his own national record with a time of 45.32 seconds in the men’s 400m race at the third leg of the Indian Grand Prix Athletics Meet meet at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. The entry standard for the World Championships stands at 45.50 seconds, which is scheduled to be held in London in August 2017.
20.  A Sanjay Gubbi won the prestigious 2017 Whitley Award, popularly known as Green Oscars, for his work to protect tiger corridors in Karnataka


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

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