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Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – April 29th, 2017

  • Which Indian has won a gold in a fencing tournament ?
  • Where is Yelagiri celebrated ?
  • Where is HADR being hosted ?


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  1. Who is the first Indian to win gold in International fencing tournament?
A.    Mamta Patel
B.     Sheetal Xaxa
C.     Naina Devi
D.    Sarah Jane
E.     C.A Bhavani Devi


  1. Where is World’s largest telescope being constructed?
A.    Chile
B.     India
C.     Japan
D.    USA
E.     Russia


  1. Which state celebrated two days annual summer yelagiri festival?
A.    Uttar Pradesh
B.     Tamil Naidu
C.     Rajasthan
D.    Gujarat
E.     Manipur


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



  1. Which city has launched India’s first multi model electric vehicle project?
A.    Jodhpur
B.     Bangalore
C.     New Delhi
D.    Nagpur
E.     Jaipur


  1. Laura Biagiotti, the famous fashion designer, hailed from which country?
A.    Nauru
B.     Sweden
C.     Russia
D.    Italy
E.     China


  1. 2017 G Summit is being organized in which country?
A.    Italy
B.     Swden
C.      Norway
D.    India
E.     None of the Above


  1. 8. Who is the Prime Minister of Mauritius?
A.    Shri Srinivasan
B.     Amul Thapar
C.     Pravind Kumar Jugnauth
D.    Anerood Jagunath
E.     Devesh Vyas


  1. Which Indian monument has made its place in the world’s top 10 TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice awards for Landmarks?
A.    Hawa Mahal
B.     Taj Mahal
C.     Kutub Minar
D.    Ajanta Caves
E.     Jodhpur Fort


  1. 2017 FICCI Smart Policing Award has been bagged by which city Police?
A.    Nagpur City Police
B.     Mumabi City Police
C.     Pune City Police
D.    Surat City Police
E.     Jaipur City Police


11. Jitu Rai is associated with which sports?

A.    Swimming
B.     Squash
C.     Archery
D.    Football
E.     Shooting


  1. Which State tourism has bagged the ‘Best Destination for Romance’ at the Lonely Planet Magazine Indian Travel Awards 2017?
A.    Sikkim
B.     Kashmir
C.     Rajasthan
D.    Kerala
E.     Karnatka


  1. Which city is hosting The Indo Thailand HADR “Siam Bharat 17” ?
A.    Chiang Mai
B.     Bangkok
C.     Pai
D.    Surat Thani
E.     None of the Above


  1. 2017 Asian Junior Tennis Championship is being hosted by which state of India?
A.    Bihar
B.     Uttar Pradesh
C.     Maharashtra
D.    Haryana
E.     Madhya Pradesh


  1. World Street Food Congress (WSFC17) is being organized in which country?
A.    United States
B.     Afghanistan
C.     Indonesia
D.    Philippines
E.     Brail


  1. Who has been appointed as new Secretary of International Fertilizer Association?
A.    Anurag Tripathy
B.     Rakesh Kapoor
C.     Sania Nishtar
D.    Sameer Vasisth
E.     Rajan Verma


  1. KPS Gill, who was known for rooting out militancy from Punjab, was belonged to which state?
A.    Punjab
B.     Haryana
C.     Himachal Pradesh
D.    Rajasthan
E.     West Bengal


  1. When was European Southern Observatory established?
A.    1948
B.     1949
C.     1962
D.    1944
E.     1945


  1. Who is the author of the famous book “Mann Ki Baat: A Social Revolution on Radio”?
A.    Alexander Zverev
B.     Rajesh Jain
C.     Gerland Posner
D.    Deepak Nayyar
E.     Vikas Swarup


20.India has signed ’Agreement on Maritime Security’ with which country?

A.    Canada
B.     Pakistan
C.     Mauritius
D.    Bangkok
E.     Egypt

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz: Answers and Explanations

Answers Explanation
1.      E India’s C.A Bhavani Devi has become first Indian to win a Gold Medal in an international fencing tournament. She has won the gold medal in the sabre event of the Turnoi Satellite Fencing Championship held at Reykjavik in Iceland.
2.      A Construction works for building Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) has commenced in Chile. After completion, the Extremely Large Telescope will become the world’s largest optical telescope which will be five times larger than the top observing instruments that are in use today.
3.      B The two-day annual Yelagiri Summer Festival was celebrated  in Vellore district, Tamil Nadu. The festival was marked by cultural programmes by students as well as professional artists.
4.      B Pench National Park is also known as “Mowgli Land”. It is located in Madhya Pradesh. Tigers are the most dominant species of this park, Leopards, Sloth Bear, Wild Dog, Barking Deer are some of the other attractions. With more than 170 species of birds, this park has also become one of the best places for birdwatchers.
5.      D India’s first multi-modal electric vehicle project has been inaugurated at the Nagpur Airport Complex to promote eco-friendly transport. With this, Nagpur became the first city in India to have electric mass mobility system with a fleet of 200 electric vehicles, including taxis, buses, e-rickshaw and autos.
6.      D Laura Biagiotti was an Italian fashion designer who conquered global markets. She passed away recently in Rome, Italy.She was the first Italian designer to put on a fashion show in China, presenting dresses and blouses in silk and cashmere.
7.      A The 43rd edition of G7 summit was organised at Taorminain Sicily, Italy . The 2017 G7 summit was the first summit for British Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and U.S. President Donald Trump. The G7 members are Italy, Canada, France, United States, United Kingdom, Japan and Germany.
8.      C Pravind Kumar Jugnauth MP Esq. is a Mauritian politician who is Prime Minister of Mauritius, in office since 2017, and also holds another portfolio as Minister of Finance.
9.      B Taj Mahal has been ranked as the 5th most popular landmark in the world and 2nd in Asia, according to the online travel portal TripAdvisor’s ‘Travellers’ Choice Awards for Landmarks.
10.  C The Pune city police have won the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FICCI) Smart Police Award for the year 2017 for their initiatives on women and cyber security.
11.  E Jitu Rai is an Indian shooter of Indian Gorkha ethnic group who competes in the 10 metre air pistol and 50 metre pistol events. Government of India announced Khel Ratna Award for him in 2016
12.  D The Kerala Tourism has won the ‘Best Destination for Romance’ for Munnar hill station by the magazine ‘Lonely Planet’ at its 6th edition of ‘India Travel Award 2017’ in Mumbai on May 25. The hilly Munnar town in Idukki district is famous for its romantic cottages, cloudy mountains, lively tea gardens, green valleys and the soothing background sound of waterfalls.
13.  A The Indo-Thailand Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) “Siam Bharat 17” table top exercise has held at Chiang Mai, Thailand from May 22 to 26 May 2017 between the Indian Air Force and Royal Thailand Air Force (RTAF).
14.  C The 2017 HCL Asian Junior Tennis Championship will be hosted by Hindustan Computers Limited (HCL) at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune, Maharashtra from May 29. The tournament is the most reputed tennis championship in the Asian circuit for the under 18 category. The championship is being held in association with the Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association and under the aegis of the International Tennis Federation (ITF); Asian Tennis Federation (ATF); and All India Tennis Association (AITA).
15.  D The 2017 World Street Food Congress (WSFC) will be held in Manila, Philippines from May 31 to June 4, 2017 with theme “Re-Imagine Possibilities”. In the fest industry’s global movers and shakers, leaders and innovators, entrepreneurs, chefs, street vendors, and food aficionados come together to share ideas, development and opportunities in a collaborative environment. The Bihari delicacy litti choka will represent India in the international food festival. Litti Choka is a two-dish combination which is wheat baked balls stuffed with roasted spices and Chokha a mixture of roasted potato tomatoes onions with garlic chillies among others.
16.  B Rakesh Kapur, Joint Managing Director of Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) has been elected as the new Chairman of the International Fertilizer Association (IFA) at the 2017 IFA annual conference in Marrakech, Morocco.
17.  A Kanwar Pal Singh Gill (82), the former Director General of Police (DGP) of Punjab, has recently passed away in Delhi on May 26, 2017. He was known for rooting out Sikh militancy from Punjab. During Indira Gandhi tenure, Gill mounted ‘Operation Black Thunder’, a critical success in the war against terrorism.
18.  C Established in 1962, European Southern Observatory is a 16 nation intergovernmental research organization for ground based astronomy. Its observatories are situated in Chile. It has built and operated many technologically advanced telescopes like New Technology Telescope.
19.  B The book “Mann Ki Baat: a social revolution on radio” is a compilation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s addresses to the nation on radio every month under the programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’. It contains a comprehensive, qualitative and academic analysis of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ – the themes, the choice of topics, the salient features.
20.  C ●      India and Mauritius have signed four agreements after delegation-level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth in New Delhi.Both the countries have agreed that effective management of conventional and non-conventional threats in Indian Ocean is sine qua non for pursuing economic opportunities. India and Mauritius agreed to keep a vigil against piracy, humans and drugs trafficking as well as illegal fishing and other forms of illegal exploitation of marine resources.


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

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