Daily Current Affairs Quiz – May 22nd

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Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – April 22nd, 2017

  • Which team won the IPL 2017 finale?
  • Who took the charge of environment ministry after sudden death of Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave?
  • 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) award in the environmental engineering category has been won by which Indian Scholar?

 

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  1. Which team won the IPL 2017 finals?
A.    Mumbai Indians
B.     Rising Pune Supergiant
C.     Sunrisers Hyderabad
D.    Royal Challengers Bangalore
E.     Chennai Super Kings

 

  1. Who took the charge of Environment Ministry after sudden death of Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave?
A.    Arun Jaitely
B.     Sushma Swaraj
C.     Harsh Vardhan
D.    Pratibha Patil
E.     Rajnath Singh

 

  1. 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) award in the environmental engineering category has been won by which Indian Scholar?
A.    Tejas Kalra
B.     Alisha Hada
C.     Prateek Mehta
D.    Prashant Ranganathan
E.     Deepa Gehlot

 

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

 

 

  1. Which Bollywood actress won the humanitarian award for her philanthropic work in India?
A.    Madhuri Dixit
B.     Aishwarya Rai
C.     Hema Malini
D.    Anushka Sharma
E.     Jacqueline Fernandez

 

  1. What is the name of new microbe discovered by NASA in ISS?
A.    Solibacillus kalamii
B.     Solibacillus kalam
C.     Solibacillus abdulkalamii
D.    Solibacillus Abdulli
E.     None of the Above

 

  1. What is the name of high speed train launched by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu?
A.    Tejasavni Express
B.     Sahayta Express
C.     Karavali Express
D.    Tejas Express
E.     None of the above

 

  1. 8. When is International day of biological diversity observed?
A.    May 22
B.     May 20
C.     May 21
D.    May 23
E.     May 24

 

  1. Who has been appointed as Iran’s president for the second time?
A.    Nawaj Khamenei
B.     James phillips
C.     Ebrahim Raisi
D.    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
E.     Hassan Rouhani

 

  1. Which team won the 2017 Federation cup trophy?
A.    Bengaluru FC
B.     Mohun Bagan
C.     Chennai City
D.    Shillong Lajong
E.     East Bengal

 

11. Sania Nehwal is associated with which sports?

 

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

 

  1. US President calls for global isolation of which country?
A.    Iran
B.     Iraq
C.     Pakistan
D.    Afganistan
E.     None of the above

 

  1. What is the India’s rank in the 2017 Healthcare Access and Quality Index (HAQI)?

 

A.    144th
B.     134th
C.     154th
D.    164th
E.     124th

 

  1. Renowned photojournalist Stanley Greene hailed from which country?
A.    Japan
B.     United Nations
C.     China
D.    Indonesia
E.     Pakistan

 

  1. Who is the Union minister of Food Processing Industries of India?
A.    Anant Geete
B.     Arun Jaitely
C.     Devendra Kumar
D.    Sushma Swaraj
E.     Harsimrat Kaur Badal

 

  1. Sand Excavation in which river has been banned by Madhya Pradesh?
A.    Ganga
B.     Yamuna
C.     Narmada
D.    Mahanadi
E.     Alaknanda

 

  1. What is the name of committee that has recently recommended several measures for de-siltation of River Ganga?
A.    Clean Ganga committee
B.     Madhav Chitale committee
C.     Ram Mohan committee
D.    Shukla committee
E.     None of the above

 

  1. What is the name of new Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Operations)?
A.    Sri Ram Sukla
B.     PN Pradhan
C.     Nani Palkhivala
D.    Satish Dua
E.     A P Gaur

 

  1. Who bagged the Italian Open Men’s Singles Title?
A.    Alexander Zverev
B.     Muhammed Anas
C.     Novac Djokovic
D.    Indrajeet Singh
E.     Dominic Thiem

 

  1. Who has been titled as Premier League Player of the Year?
A.    Jan Vertonghen
B.     Everton’s Romelu Lukaku,
C.     N’Golo Kante
D.    Delle Alli
E.     Harry Kane

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz: Answers and Explanations

Answers Explanation
1.      A  Mumbai Indians won the title of IPL Champion 2017 by defeating Rising Pune by one run.
2.      C Union minister of Science and Technology

Harsh Vardhan took over the additional charge of the environment ministry after the death of Anil Madhav Dave.

3.      D In an event organized at Los Angeles in California, Indian student Prashant Ranganathan  won the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) award in the environmental engineering category for his innovation for fighting against pesticide and getting rid of its side effects through biodegradable use.
4.      B The main fauna of the Machiya Safari Park is located at Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Main Fauna of the park includes deer, desert fox, monitor lizard, blue bulls rabbits, wild cats, mongoose, monkeys, etc. There is also an exclusive bird watching point from where you can see a large number of birds.
5.      E Jacqueline Fernandez , the famous Bollywood actress has been awarded the International Humanitarian Award for her work in India and worldwide at the second annual Asian Voice Charity Awards.
6.      A A new microbe has been discovered by Scientists at NASA. They have named the new microbe after the much-loved Indian scientist and former President, APJ Abdul Kalam. Till date, the new organism, a bacteria, has been found only on the International Space Station (ISS) and has not been found on earth!
7.      D The much-awaited Tejas Express, which boasts several modern facilities on-board like LED TV and tea, coffee vending machine, will be on Monday flagged off from Mumbai to Goa by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.
8.      A The International Day for Biological Diversity is a United Nations–sanctioned international day for the promotion of biodiversity issues. It is currently held on May 22.
9.      E Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was announced as president of Iran for the second time on Friday, securing about 57 percent of the votes cast in Iran’s carefully vetted and stage-managed presidential election.
10.  A JSW Bengaluru FC was crowned champions of the 38th edition of the Federation Cup after the Blues defeated Mohun Bagan 2-0 at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack, Odisha on Sunday.
11.  B Saina Nehwal is a professional badminton singles player from India. Nehwal, the former world no. 1, has maintained her world ranking in the top ten since 2009. She has won over twenty international titles, which include ten Superseries titles
12.  A United States President Donald Trump on Sunday called out Iran for fuelling “sectarian conflict and terror”. He urged Muslim countries to deny sanctuary to extremists and called for the international isolation of Iran.
13.  C According to the latest Lancet report titled ‘Global Burden of Disease (GBD)’, India has been ranked 154th among 195 countries in the 2017 Healthcare Access and Quality Index (HAQI). The results have revealed that India, in spite of socio-economic growth in the given time-period, has not managed to achieve its goals in health care department.
14.  B Stanley Greene (52), an award-winning American photographer recently passed away. He was best known for his documentation of the conflict in Chechnya, between rebels and the Russian Armed Forces, which was compiled in his 2004 book “Open Wound”.
15.  A Harsimrat Kaur Badal is the Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing in the Government of India and member of parliament from Bathinda.
16.  C The State Government of Madhya Pradesh has put an indefinite ban on the sand excavation in the Narmada River.
17.  B The Madhav Chitale committee on de-siltation of River Ganga has recommended a slew of measures which includes study to guide de-silting activities, sand registry for de-silting and a technical institute to conduct the sediment budget, flood routing studies and confirm the necessity of the de-silting of section of the river.
18.  B Answer Explanation: Air Marshal PN Pradhan has been appointed as the new Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Operations), a key platform to ensure a high degree of synergy between the Armed forces.
19.  A Germany’s Alexander Zverev stunned World No. 2 Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win the Italian Open’s Men’s Singles title on Sunday, thus confirming his status as a French Open dangerman.
20.  C ·         Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante was named Player of the Year by the Premier League on Sunday, adding a third individual accolade to a list of achievements this season that includes winning a second consecutive Premier League title.

 

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

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