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Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – May 31st, 2017

  • Who bagged the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix championship?
  • Which film has bagged the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes film festival?
  • “Soil to Soil” technology to manufacture bio fuel has been invented by scientist of which IIT?


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  1. Love Raj Singh the first Indian to scale Mt. Everest 6 times belongs to which state?
A.    Zharkand
B.     Uttrakhand
C.     Rajasthan
D.    Arunachal Pradesh
E.     Bihar


  1. Which film has bagged the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes film festival?
A.    The Square
B.     The River
C.     The Sand
D.    The Ocean
E.     Wind River


  1. “Soil to Soil” technology to manufacture bio fuel has been invented by scientist of which IIT?
A.    IIT Indore
B.     IIT Kharagpur
C.     IIT Mumbai
D.    IIT Jodhpur
E.     IIT Chennai


  1. Amul has signed MoU with which organization for fodder acreage assessment using satellite observation and space technology?
A.    ISRO
B.     NASA
C.     Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre
D.    Indian Institute of Remote Sensing
E.     Satish Dhawan Space Centre


  1. Prasar Bharati has signed MoU with which country’s public broadcasting agency to step up cooperation in the broadcasting sector?
A.    USA
B.     Brazil
C.     Morocco
D.    Bejing
E.     Switzerland


  1. The first-ever women television channel “Zan TV” has launched in which country?
A.    Nauru
B.     Sweden
C.     Afganistan
D.    Germany
E.     China


  1. Which city will host the India Mobile Congress 2017 which is scheduled to hold in September?
A.    Mumbai
B.     Nagpur
C.     New Delhi
D.    Chennai
E.     Pune


  1. India signed 12 agreements with which nation on issues like trade, skill development, cyber security and terrorism?
A.    England
B.     China
C.     Japan
D.    Germany
E.     Norway


  1. RBI is all set to issue which denomination note?
A.    Re. 1
B.     Re.2
C.     Re.5
D.    Re.11
E.     None of the Above


  1. When is World Tobacco Day observed?
A.    May 30
B.     May 31
C.     May 29
D.    May 15
E.     May 20


11. Which state government has risen retirement age of doctors to 62?

A.    Bihar
B.     Uttar Pradesh
C.     Andhra Pradesh
D.    Haryana
E.     Rajasthan


  1. Which Indian cricketer has bagged a position in top 10 ICC ODI Rankings?
A.    M S Dhoni
B.     Shikhar Dhawan
C.     Rohit Sharma
D.    Virat Kohli
E.     Amit Mishra


  1. Who has been appointed as Vice-Chairman of National Commission for Minorities?


A.    Christian Pulisic
B.     George Kurian
C.     Sulekha Kumbhare
D.    Eintracht Frankfurt
E.     Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi


  1. Which state has banned use if plastic bags below 50 microns?
A.    Jodhpur
B.     Nagaland
C.     Goa
D.    Panji
E.     Mumbai


  1. India has signed a agreement on defence cooperation with which country?
A.    Ecuador
B.     Afganistan
C.     Indonesia
D.    India
E.     Fiji


  1. Which country has successfully tested its defence system against an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)?
A.    India
B.     USA
C.     China
D.    Fiji
E.     Finland


  1. Which city has launched bicycle patrolling for better policing?
A.    Indore
B.     Kharagpur
C.     New Delhi
D.    Udaipur
E.     Agra


  1. Which state cabinet has decided to bring in new law declaring all strikes and blockades as illegal?
A.    Haryana
B.     Uttar Pradesh
C.     Uttrakhand
D.    Manipur
E.     Rajasthan


  1. Dasari Narayana Rao the famous director belonged to which film industry of India?
A.    Gujarati Film Industry
B.     Tamil Film Industry
C.     Telugu Film Industry
D.    Hindi Film Industry
E.     Rajasthani Film Industry


  1. In which year was Space Application Centre established?
A.    1972
B.     1973
C.     1974
D.    1975
E.     1976

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz: Answers and Explanations

Answers Explanation
1.      B Love Raj Singh Dharmshaktu, a Padma Shri awardee, has become the first Indian mountaineer to conquer the world’s highest peak Mount Everest for a record sixth time on May 27, 2017. He works as an assistant commandant with the Border Security Force (BSF) in Dehradun. He first summited Everest in 1998 and followed it with up with successive ascents in 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2013. He hails from Bona village of Munsiyari in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.
2.      A Swedish film “The Square”, directed by Ruben Oustland, has won the Palme d’Or at the 70th edition of Cannes film festival-2017 in Cannes, France. The movie is about a museum director who is desperate to make a success of his gallery and stages a new installation called “The Square” to promote it. The Palme d’Or is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival.
3.      B Scientists at IIT Kharagpur has come up with a new technology known as ‘soil-to-soil’ manufacturing technology  for manufacturing cheaper, quicker and pollution-free.
4.      A Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) which markets its product under the brand name ‘Amul’ has signed an MoU with ISRO for fodder acreage assessment using satellite observation and space technology.
5.      C India’s largest public broadcasting agency, Prasar Bharati has signed an MoU with Societe Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Television (SNRT) at the 5th India Morocco Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) in Rabat, Morocco’s to step up cooperation in the broadcasting sector. The SNRT is the public broadcaster of Morocco and is a member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).
6.      C The first-ever women television channel “Zan TV (or Women’s TV)” has started in Kabul, Afghanistan on May 30, 2017 with a staff of all female presenters and producers. The purpose of the women TV channel is to highlight the rights of Afghan women, improve their status and ensure their equity with men in the conservative society. It is being seen as a groundbreaking step for women’s rights, in a male dominated country which is struggling for peace. Media entrepreneur Hamid Samar is the founder of Zan TV.
7.      C ndia Mobile Congress 2017 (IMC 2017) is scheduled to be held as a three day event from 27th to 29th September 2017 in New Delhi. This was announced by the Union Minister for Communications Manoj Sinha. This is the first time India is all set to host its own mobile mega show.
8.      D India and Germany has inked 12 agreements after delegation level talks between Prime Minister Modi and German chancellor Angela Merkel on a range of issues like  trade, skill development, cyber security and terrorism.
9.      A The Reserve Bank of India has announced that new one rupee note has been printed by the government and will be soon put into circulation. The one rupee note was discontinued in 1994 because it was more expensive to produce such notes when compared to the one-rupee coins.
10.  B World No-Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed every year across the world on 31 May. This day highlights the health risks associated with consumption all forms of tobacco and advocates for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. In 1988, World Health Assembly of WHO had passed a resolution calling for the celebration of World No Tobacco Day, every year on May 31.
11.  B Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has increased the retirement age of doctors to 62 years in order to deal with the shortage of doctors. In Uttar Pradesh, about 18382 posts of doctors are approved but at least 7327 posts are still vacant. In an attempt to avoid the backlog of doctors, the retirement age has been enhanced.
12.  D Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli has become the only cricketer to get featured in the top 10 of the ICC Players Rankings for ODIs as he managed to stick to the third spot in the ODI batsman’s chart.
13.  B The Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has appointed a renowned social and educational activist George Kurian as Vice-Chairman of National Commission for Minorities.
14.  C The Goa State government has decided to ban buying and selling of plastic bags below 50 microns. Goa has already banned the use of plastic bags below 40 microns. The ban will be effective from July onwards.
15.  E India and Fiji has signed an MoU on defence cooperation after the delegation level talks between Minister of Defence, Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley and the Minister of Defence and National Security of Fiji, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola in New Delhi. The MoU envisaged cooperation on defence industry, military training, humanitarian assistance & disaster management.


16.  B nited States for the first time has successfully tested its defence system against an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). During the test, a ground based interceptor launched from the California air base had shot down a mock intercontinental ballistic missile target which was fired from the Reagan Test Site in the Marshall Islands.
17.  C The Delhi Police on Tuesday launched a bicycle patrol scheme to increase police presence in congested areas of the city.The bicycle patrol, for which 65 high-end bicycles have been acquired, was flagged off by Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir from the Yamuna Sports Complex in east Delhi.
18.  D The Manipur Cabinet today in a meeting decided to enact a new law declaring all strikes and blockades illegal.
19.  C Dasari Narayana Rao, the legendry telgu film director and former Union minister passed away recently. He was given state honour prior to his last rites.
20.  A Space Applications Centre (SAC) is one of the major centres of ISRO. It was established in the year 1972. It primarily focuses on the design of space-borne instruments for ISRO missions. It also develops applications of space technology covering the fields of communication, broadcasting, navigation, disaster monitoring, meteorology, oceanography, environment monitoring and natural resources survey for societal benefits. It is headquartered in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.


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

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