Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz - 24

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Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – April 24th, 2017

  • 2017 Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet (GRAM) is being hosted by which city?
  • What is the name of committee which has submitted has its report on Scouts and Guides to the union government?
  • What is the name of Indian cartoonist who won the 2017 World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) International President’s Award?


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  1. 2017 Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet (GRAM) is being hosted by which city?
A.    Mumbai
B.     Pune
C.     Hyderabad
D.    Bangalore
E.     Kota


  1. What is the name of committee which has submitted has its report on Scouts and Guides to the union government?
A.    Oversight Committee
B.     Overnight Committee
C.     Harsh Malhotra Committee
D.    Abhinav Mittal Committee
E.     Wadhya Committee


  1. What is the name of Indian cartoonist who won the 2017 World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) International President’s Award?
A.    Rohan Chakravarty
B.     Sudhir Ghose
C.     Sandeep Mehta
D.    Devesh Vyas
E.     Satish Pandey


  1. Ghughua Fossil National Park is located in which state of India?
A.    Rajasthan
B.     Madhya Pradesh
C.     Uttar Pardesh
D.    Chattisgarh
E.     Kerala


  1. Mattuhunny Mathews,who passed away recently, was the inspiration for which Bollywood Movie?
A.    Bhaag Milkh Baagh
B.     Neerja
C.     Airlift
D.    Guru
E.     Special 26


  1. Which country won the 2017 Ice Hockey World Championship tournament?
A.    United Kingdoms
B.     Sweden
C.     Russia
D.    Finland
E.     China


  1. Which Indian cricketer won the 2017 International Cricketer of the year award?
A.    Virat Kolhi
B.     Ravichandran Ashwin
C.     M S Dhoni
D.    Harbhajan Singh
E.     Ashish Nehra


8. When will be Commonwealth Day observed this year in India?

A.    May 22
B.     May 20
C.     May 21
D.    May 23
E.     May 24


  1. What is the name of mobile app launched by Union Government for active involvement of common man in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan?
A.    Swachh Bharat App
B.     Clean India App
C.     Saaf Bharat App
D.    Shining India App
E.     None of the Above


  1. What is the name of Nepal’s prime minister, who resigned recently honouring a power sharing understanding, reached between his party and the ruling partner Nepali Congress?
A.    Pushpa Kamal Dahal
B.     Sher Bahadur Deuba
C.     M R Lalith Babu
D.    Vidit Santosh Gujrathi
E.     B Adhiban


11. Roger Moore, who passed away recently, was associated with which field?

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


  1. What is the name of world’s largest aircraft, which has recently completed its test flight?
A.    Airlander 11
B.     Airlander 12
C.     Airlander 13
D.    Airlander 14
E.     Airlander 10


  1. Which country has officially recruited robot police officer in their forces?
A.    India
B.     Dubai
C.     Pakistan
D.    Japan
E.     China


  1. What is the name of world’s first philosophical novel on God?
A.    Confessions of a dying man
B.     Confessions of a dying mind
C.     The Blind Faith of atheism
D.    Confessions of dying women
E.     None of them


  1. In which city of India was the “OZONE2TECHNOLOGY” road show organised?
A.    Bhopal
B.     Agra
C.     Jaipur
D.    Raipur
E.     Indore


  1. Who has been elected as Director General of WHO?
A.    Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
B.     David Nabaro
C.     Sania Nishtar
D.    James Mathew
E.     None of the ABove


  1. What is the name of controversial Godman who passed away recently?
A.    Dayanand Swami
B.     Chanduswami
C.     Chandraswami
D.    Chandswami
E.     None of the Above


  1. When was World Health Organization established?
A.    7th April 1948
B.     7th April 1949
C.     7th April 1947
D.    8th April 1948
E.     8th April 1949


  1. Who is the author of the famous book 22 Days in India?
A.    Alexander Zverev
B.     Muhammed Anas
C.     Gerland Posner
D.    Anurag Mathur
E.     Vikas Swarup


  1. Which was the first IIT to be established in India?
A.    IIT Jodhpur
B.     IIT Mumbai
C.     IIT Indore
D.    IIT Jamshedpur
E.     IIT Kharagpur

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz: Answers and Explanations

Answers Explanation
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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