Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – May 2

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Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – May 2nd 2017

  • In which year did India and Turkey formerly establish diplomatic relations?
  • What is the height of tallest flag pole in India?
  • What is the highest military decoration awarded in India?

 

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  1. In which year did India and Turkey formerly establish diplomatic relations?
A.    1948
B.     1947
C.     1951
D.    1950

 

  1. What is the height of tallest flag pole in India?
A.    500 ft.
B.     424 ft.
C.     405 ft.
D.    360 ft.

 

  1. What is the highest military decoration awarded in India?
A.    Victoria Cross
B.     Maha Veer Chakra
C.     Param Veer Chakra
D.    Bharat Veer Chakra

 

  1. Which Chief Minister was recently awarded the prestigious USIBC Transformative Chief Minister Award?
A.    Chandrababu Naidu
B.     Vasundhra Raje
C.     Manohar Parrikar
D.    Naveen Patnaik
  1. The permissible tower radiation emission limit for mobile towers set by DoT is:
A.    4.5 watts/ sq m
B.     0.45 watts/ sq m
C.     44.5 watts/ sq m
D.    0.045 watts/ sq m

 

  1. Which is the largest city in UAE?
A.    Abu Dhabi
B.     Dubai
C.     Sharjah
D.    Ajman

 

  1. When is Maharashtra Divas Celebrated?
A.    June 30
B.     May 1
C.     May 30
D.    April 10

 

  1. 8. What is India’s GDP forecast for 2017, as per UN ‘ESCAP’ report?
A.    7.2%
B.     7.5%
C.     7.1%
D.    7.8%

 

  1. Who won the 2017 Men’s Singles Barcelona Open Tennis Tournament?
A.    Roger Federer
B.     Rafael Nadal
C.     Dominic Thiem
D.    Kei Nishikori

 

  1. Who has been appointed as the first woman President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)?
A.    Diya Mehta
B.     Shobana Kamineni
C.     Arya Trava
D.    Neeta Ambani

 

11. What is the name of Elon Musk’s company for merging Human brain with AI?

A.    DeepLink.
B.     The Boring Company
C.     Neuralink
D.    DeepBlue

 

  1. Which famous city became the first city in the world to have its own Microsoft font?
A.    Sydney
B.     Jerusalem
C.     Paris
D.    Dubai

 

  1. Who was awarded the INSA Young Scientist Award for the year 2017?
A.    Chandan Saha
B.     Sandeep Singh
C.     Prabeer Barpanda
D.    Sanjay Pratihar

 

  1. Who won the 19th edition of Women’s Asian Individual Squash Championships (AISC)-2017?
A.    Joshna Chinappa
B.     Saina Nehwal
C.     Dipika Pallikal
D.    Vicki Cardwell

 

  1. The new Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, Yusra Mardini hails from which of the following countries?
A.    Italy
B.     Greece
C.     Syria
D.    Romania

 

  1. The renowned mountain climber, Ueli Steck who passed away climbing Mount Everest hailed from which country?
A.    Sweden
B.     Germany
C.     Switzerland
D.    Turkey

 

  1. Which vehicle does ISRO uses to launch GSAT-09 satellite.
A.    GSLV Mark II
B.     GSLV Mark III
C.     GSLV Mark IV
D.    GSLV Mark V

 

  1. Who won the 2017 Men’s Doubles Tallahassee Challenger title?
A.    Leander Paes and Adil
B.     Shamasdin Leander Paes and Ramkumar Ramanathan
C.     Leander Paes and Blaz Rola
D.    Leander Paes and Scott Lipsky

 

  1. The National Anti-Child Labour Day is observed on which day in India?
A.    May 1
B.     April 30
C.     June 18
D.    July 11
  1. Who is the newly appointed Controller General of Accounts (CGA)?
A.    K. Vinayak Rao
B.     Anil Srivastava
C.     Jatindra Nath Swain
D.    Anthony Lianzuala

 

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz: Answers & Explanations

Answers Explanation
1.      A India and Turkey established diplomatic relations in 1948 in the summers after Indian Independence.
2.      D The country’s tallest flag pole is located at the Indo-Pak Attari Border and is 360 feet high.
3.      C The Param Veer Chakra (PVC) is India’s highest military decoration awarded to officers or enlisted personnel from all branches of the Indian military for displaying distinguished acts of valour during wartime. It is given for the “most conspicuous bravery or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice, in the presence of the enemy, whether on land, at sea, or in the air.”
4.      A The US-India Business Council (USIBC) has selected Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Chandrababu Naidu for the ‘Transformative Chief Minister Award’ for his role in advancing the US-India partnership at the state level.
5.      B In India, the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) has lowered the permissible tower emission at 0.45 W/sq m.
6.      B Dubai is the largest city in UAE.
7.      B Maharashtra Diwas is celebrated on May 1.
8.      C The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has released its annual flagship report ‘The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2017’ on May 1, 2017. As per the report, India is expected to achieve 7.1% GDP growth rate in 2017, as re-monetisation restores consumption, and infrastructure spending increases.
9.      B Rafael Nadal, a Spanish professional tennis player, has won the 2017 Men’s Singles Barcelona Open Tennis Tournament by defeating Dominic Thiem of Austria in the summit clash by 6-4, 6-1 in Barcelona, Spain.
10.  B Shobana Kamineni, executive vice chairperson of the Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited, has been appointed as first Woman President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). She succeeded Dr Naushad Forbes and will hold the position for the year 2017-18. Apart from her, Rakesh Bharti Mittal takes charge as President Designate and Uday Kotak has become the new CII Vice President. CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organisation, playing a proactive role in India’s development process.
11.  C Elon Musk is attempting to combat the rise of artificial intelligence with the launch of his latest venture, brain-computer interface company Neuralink.
12.  D Dubai has become the first city in the world to have its own Microsoft-designed font “Dubai Font”. The type face “Dubai Font” supports both Arabic and Latin script and will be available in 23 languages. It was created in partnership with Microsoft and is now available to Microsoft Office 365 users around the world. The font is available in three styles as ‘Dubai’, ‘Dubai Medium’ and ‘Dubai Light’. The new font was officially launched by the Dubai government on May 1, 2017 to reflect the city’s symbols of tolerance, happiness and respect, enabling people to express, communicate and connect.
13.  D Dr. Sanjay Pratihar, a scientist at Tezpur University, has been chosen for the prestigious Indian National Science Academy (INSA) medal for the Young Scientist Award for the year 2017 for his excellent contribution to multi-metal complexes, theoretical understanding, selective sensing of Hq2+ions and important applications in agriculture. The award, which consists of a bronze medal, a certificate and cash award of Rs. 25,000, will be given to him during INSA’s anniversary meeting scheduled in December 2017. The award of an Academy medal to a Young Scientist shall be made in recognition of notable contributions to any branch of science or technology, recognised by the Academy, on the basis of work carried out in India.
14.  A Joshna Chinappa has won the 19th edition of Women’s singles Asian Individual Squash Championships (AISC) by defeating compatriot Dipika Pallikal Karthik in the women’s final at the Express Avenue Mall in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on April 29, 2017. With this, she scripted history by becoming the first Indian to clinch the Asian Squash title.
15.  C Yusra Mardini, a Syrian woman who helped save a boat carrying fellow refugees, has been appointed a new Goodwill Ambassador for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to work harder for people seeking shelter from war. She is the Syrian refugee & Olympic athlete and has been granted asylum in Germany.
16.  C Ueli Steck (40), a renowned Swiss rock climber and mountaineer, has passed away on April 30, 2017 in an accident at a camp near Mount Everest in Nepal. At the time of his death, he was trying to climb the 25,791-foot Himalayan peak of Nuptse in preparation for an ambitious ascent of Everest
17.  A The South Asia satellite “GSAT-09” will be launched by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on May 5, 2017 to boost the development and economy of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations in the region. It will be launched into the orbit from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota using a Geostationary Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk-II launch vehicle.
18.  A The top-seeded Indo-American pair Leander Paes and Scott Lipsky has won the 2017 Tallahassee Challenger title of the men’s doubles by defeating Argentine third seeds Leonardo Mayer and Maximo Gonzalez by 4-6, 7-6, 10-7 in the summit clash in Florida
19.  B The National Anti-Child Labour Day is observed every year in India on April 30 to create awareness and educate the citizens about the hardships of the child labourers. It is also an effort to surface the responsibility we hold as social citizens. Apart from this, the International Labour Organization (ILO) also observes World Day against Child Labour every year on June 12 to raise awareness and activism to prevent child labour worldwide
20.  D ·         Anthony Lianzuala, a 1982-batch Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS) Officer, took over as the new Controller General of Accounts (CGA) in New Delhi on May 1, 2017. With this, he became the first person from the North-Eastern Region to hold this position. The CGA is the apex Accounting Authority of the Central Government and exercises the powers of the President under Article 150 of the constitution for prescribing the forms of Accounts of the Union and State Governments on the advice of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

 

The Daily GK Current Affairs quiz has been compiled by Sagrika Mehta

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