Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz for helping you crack the general awareness section of competitive exams. [no_toc]
Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – April 23rd, 2017
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- In which city of India Paytm has launched its first physical bank?
- RBI will set up which committee to tackle bad loans?
|A. Oversight Committee|
|B. Overnight Committee|
|C. Bad loans Committee|
|D. Reserve Committee|
|E. None of the Above|
- How many gold medals India won in South Asian Junior Table Tennis Championship?
- Keoladeo National Park is located in which city of India?
- When did India Joined the African Development Bank?
- Who inaugurated the 52nd Annual General Meeting of African Development Bank at Gandhinagar?
|A. Narendra Modi|
|B. Sushma Swaraj|
|C. Amit Shah|
|D. Vijay Rupani|
|E. Rajnath Singh|
- What is the name of billionaire who will donate $130,790 a year to pay for expat prisoners’ tickets?
|A. Mohit Bhandari|
|B. Firoz Merchant|
|C. Firoz Shah|
|D. Naveen Jindal|
|E. None of the above|
- 8. When is World Turtle Day observed?
|A. May 22|
|B. May 20|
|C. May 21|
|D. May 23|
|E. May 24|
- What is the name of mobile app launched by Union Government for real time tracking of coal dispatch?
|A. Saral Eindhan Vitaran App|
|B. Sugam Eindhan Vitaran App|
|C. Eidhan Vitran App|
|D. Sunischit Eidhan Vitaran App|
|E. None of the Above|
- Which Indian player won Gold in Asian Blitz Chess Championship?
|A. Soumya Swaminathan|
|B. R. Vaishali|
|C. M R Lalith Babu|
|D. Vidit Santosh Gujrathi|
|E. B Adhiban|
11. Aparna Popat is associated with which sports?
- Madhya Pradesh Government has signed MoU with which IIT to develop happiness Index?
|A. IIT Indore|
|B. IIT Jodhpur|
|C. IIT Kharagpur|
|D. IIT Mumbai|
|E. None of the above|
- Which is the largest steel producer company in world?
|B. United Kingdom|
- In which country “Start Up India Summit” is being held?
|B. United Nations|
|C. Abu Dhabi|
- Where is the 70th World Health Assembly being held?
- Which is the longest tributary river in India?
- A school in India has decided to make eco friendly toilets with help of waste plastic bottles. In which city of India is that school located?
- 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|
- Who is the author of the famous book God’s Bankers?
|A. Alexander Zverev|
|B. Muhammed Anas|
|C. Gerland Posner|
|D. Meira Kumar|
|E. Vikas Swarup|
- India’s first IT worker union has been set up in which state?
|A. Tamil Naidu|
|B. Madhya Pradesh|
|E. New Delhi|
Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz: Answers and Explanations
|1. E||Paytm has launched its first physical branch in Noida. The Paytm Payments Bank will be the first bank in the country to offer cashbacks on deposits.|
|2. A||The Reserve Bank of India has set a Oversight Committee to make functional the banking ordinance, which was recently cleared by the Union Cabinet to amend the Banking Regulation Act for the sake of giving more powers to Reserve Bank of India for effectively dealing with non-performing assets (NPAs) in the banking sector.|
|3. A||In an outstanding performance at The South Asian Junior Table Tennis championship, the paddlers from India have won all the 10 Gold Medals on offer in this tournament. Apart from 10 gold medals, the Indian participants have also won 14 medals, thus taking the medal tally to 14.|
|4. B||Keoladeo National Park or Keoladeo Ghana National Park formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India is a famous avifauna sanctuary that hosts thousands of birds, especially during the winter season.|
|5. D||India had joined the African Development Bank (AfDB) in 1983. India is the fifth largest investor in Africa. Indo-African trade had doubled to reach USD 72 billion in the five year time period that ended in 2014-15. In 2015-16, it felled sharply to USD 56 billion. However, the presence of Indian private sector in Africa is noteworthy and amounts to USD 35 billion made in the sectors like automobile, drugs and pharmaceuticals, textiles, IT services, water treatment, petroleum refining etc.|
|6. A||Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the 52nd Annual General Meeting of the African Development Bank in Gandhinagar. The AGM will be held in from May 22-26. This is the first time that India is hosting the annual meetings of the AfDB and its sister institutions, including of finance ministers of member countries, who comprise the AfDB board of governors.|
|7. B||Firoz Merchant a Dubai based Indian will donate $130,790 a year to fund the return tickets of expatriate prisoners in Dubai.This fund will be extended to inmates who cannot afford to pay for their airfare.|
|8. D||World Turtle Day is observed on May 23, since 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue. The aim behind celebrating this day is to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive.|
|9. A||SEVA is a part of ‘Digital India’ initiative, which is aimed at increasing the consumer connect as well as transparency and accountability in coal dispatches.|
|10. B||India’s R Vaishali won the women’s title with eight points from nine rounds in the Asian Continental Blitz Chess Championship in Chengdu, China.|
|11. B||Aparna Popat is a former Indian badminton player. She was India’s national champion for a record equalling nine times when she won all the senior national championships between 1997 and 2006|
|12. C||Madhya Pradesh’s government and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has joined hands to develop a happiness index for “measuring the well-being of the people of MP”.|
|13. E||China is the largest steel producer in the world. India has recently bagged the second positon leaving behind Japan and US.|
|14. C||A two day “Start-Up India Summit” has been commenced in Abu Dhabi, UAE, today. This is the first “Start-Up Summit” being held in the UAE by the Consul General of India (CGI) in Dubai and Embassy of India in Abu Dhabi in partnership with iSPIRIT, a nonprofit think tank and supported by TiE, Dubai.|
|15. A||The 70th World Health Assembly which is the main decision-making body of the World Health Organization opened at Geneva.|
|16. B||The Yamuna which is also known as Jamuna or Jumna is the longest and the second largest tributary river of the Ganges (Ganga) in northern India..|
|17. A||A school in Jamshedpur is all set to have an environment-friendly toilet made of plastic bottles and other materials.|
|18. B||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. C||God’s Bankers has a rare exposé and an astounding saga marked by poisoned business titans, murdered prosecutors, mysterious deaths of private investigators, and questionable suicides; a carnival of characters from Popes and cardinals, financiers and mobsters, kings and prime ministers; and a set of moral and political circumstances that clarify not only the church’s aims and ambitions, but reflect the larger dilemmas of the world’s more recent history.|
|20. A||Approximately 4.5% of employees in IT industries are expected to lose their jobs over the next few months which has led to India’s first IT union to come up in Tamil Naidu|
The above Daily GK Quiz has been compiled by Sagrika Mehta.
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