Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz for helping you crack the general awareness section of competitive exams. [no_toc]
Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – April 4th, 2017
- World’s highest rail bridge to be constructed in which state of India?
|D. Jammu & Kashmir|
- 2017 Men’s singles ITTF Challenge Seamaster Chile Open tournament has been bagged by which Indian table tennis player?
|A. Soumyajit Ghosh|
|B. Shubhajit Saha|
|C. Mahesh Bhupati|
|D. Dennis Taylor|
|E. Harbhajan Singh|
- How much loan amount for power project in Andhra Pradesh has been approved by The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)?
|A. $ 155 million|
|B. $170 million|
|C. $ 160 million|
|D. $130 million|
|E. $140 million|
- Who has been awarded the 2017 Avvaiyar Award?
|A. Chandra Kochar|
|B. Aditya Puri|
|C. Shikha Sharma|
|D. Padma Venkataraman|
|E. Romesh Sobti|
- 2017 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize Ceremony is being hosted by which country?
- When was World Tuna Day (WTD) observed by the United Nations (UN)?
|A. 1st May|
|B. 2nd April|
|C. 1st June|
|D. 2nd May|
|E. 3rd May|
- Which country is to launch its own encyclopaedia as a rival to Wikipedia and Britanica ?
- 8. Who will stand for India at the 2017 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC)?
|A. Mukul Rohtagi|
|B. Manish Goswami|
|C. Sheetal Xaxa|
|D. Rajesh Kalra|
|E. M.R Mehta|
- The new Index of Industrial Production (IIP) series for India will be calculated on which base year?
- Who bagged the 2017 World Snooker Championship?
|A. Mark Selby|
|B. John Higgins|
|C. Jony Taylor|
|D. Mark Taylor|
|E. Steve Devis|
11. Vijayawada Airport which has been granted International Airport status by Union Cabinet is located in which State?
|A. Madhya Pradesh|
|B. Andhra Pradesh|
- Which is the highest recognition in Indian cinema?
|A. Dada Saheb Phalke Award|
|B. Filmfare Award|
|C. Lifetime Achievement Award|
|D. Golden Peacock Award|
|E. Best Actor Award|
- What does GI tag stands for?
|A. Genetic Index|
|B. Geographical Index|
|C. Genetic Information|
|D. Geographical Indications|
|E. Gene Indicator|
- Which country is to host the 50th annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Governors?
- Where is Abdul Kalam Island located?
- India is the ______ largest producer of steel globally.
- Which is the cleanest city of India according to Swachh Sarvekshan -2017?
- Which among the following is known as the peninsular river of India?
- Who was the first Governor-General of Bengal?
|A. Warren Hastings|
|B. Robert whales|
|C. William Benticks|
|D. Robert Hastings|
- Organs bile is stored in which of the following?
|A. Gall Bladder|
|E. None of the above|
Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz: Answers & Explanations
|1. D||In around 2019, Jammu and Kashmir will have world’s highest railway bridge that is expected to be 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower.The bridge will connect Katra and Banihal.|
|2. A||Soumyajit Ghosh, an Indian table tennis player from West Bengal, has won the 2017 ITTF Challenge Seamaster Chile Open men’s singles event by defeating compatriot Anthony Amalraj in the final at Santiago. This was his first ITTF Pro title and he became the third Indian to win an ITTF event.|
|3. C||Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved $160 million loan for Andhra Pradesh power project. The objective of this project is to strengthen power transmission and distribution system in the state.|
|4. D||Padma Venkataraman, the chairperson of Women’s Indian Association (WIA) has been awarded the 017 Avvaiyar Award by the Tamil Nadu government for her efforts in the areas of women’s welfare and rehabilitation of leprosy-affected persons for the past 30 years.|
|5. A||Indonesia is hosting the World Press Freedom Day main event and the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize Ceremony in Jakarta, Indonesia from May 1-4, 2017.|
|6. D||The United Nations has marked the first World Tuna Day (WTD) on May 2, 2017 to conserve one of the globe’s most popular fish to be caught and eaten Tuna plays a critical role in sustainable development, food security, economic opportunity, and livelihoods of people around the world.|
|7. E||China is planning to launch its own online encyclopaedia next year rivalling Wikipedia and Britain’s Encyclopaedia Britannica. The main motto of this plan is to guide public thought.|
|8. A||Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi will guard India’s record on rights abuses, minority and religious rights at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Switzerland on May 4, 2017.|
|9. D||India’s Chief Statistician and MOSPI Secretary, T C A Anant, will launch the new series of Index of Industrial Production (IIP) with a base year 2011-12 on May 9, 2017 with an aim to map economic activities more accurately. The new data is expected to provide a more realistic and reliable growth in production.|
|10. A||Mark Anthony Selby, an English professional snooker player from Leicester, has won the 2017 World Snooker Championship by beating John Higgins 18–15 in the final at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.|
|11. B||Vijayawada Airport has been granted international airport status by the Union Cabinet. The approval was given as per provisions of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014.|
|12. A||The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India’s highest award in cinema. It is presented annually at the National Film Awards ceremony by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organisation set up by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting..|
|13. D||Geographical Indications of Goods are defined as that aspect of industrial property which refers to the geographical indication referring to a country or to a place situated therein as being the country or place of origin of that product. Typically, such a name conveys an assurance of quality and distinctiveness.|
|14. E||Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Governors meeting will be hosted by Japan from May 4 to 7, 2017 in Yokohama, Tokyo. The theme of the meeting is ‘Building Together the Prosperity of Asia.’ The event will emphasis issues such as regional cooperation, trade, financial and economic connectivity across Asia and the Pacific, small and medium sized enterprises, sustainable and inclusive cities, and employment.|
|15. A||To inspire youngsters to work dedicatedly for the scientific research, the state government of Odisha has renamed the Wheeler Island in Bhadrak district as Abdul Kalam Island as a humble tribute to former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. The Integrated Test Range missile testing facility is located on the island.|
|16. B||India is the third largest producer of steel globally. The steel sector is contributing to about 2% of the country’s GDP. India had produced 100 Million Tonnes (MT) of steel in 2016-17.|
|17. A||Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu has announced the Cleanest Cities in the Country and the fastest moving cities on sanitation ladder under Swachh Sarvekshan-2017.|
|18. E||Peninsula rivers such as the Mahanadi, the Godavari, the Krishna and the Kaveri flow eastwards and drain into the Bay of Bengal. These rivers make delta at their mouths.|
|19. A||Warren Hastings, was the first Governor of the Presidency of Fort William, the head of the Supreme Council of Bengal, and thereby the first de facto Governor-General of India from 1772 to 1785|
|20. D||· The gallbladder is pouch like structure that is located under the liver. The gallbladder stores bile produced by the liver. Before a meal, the gallbladder may be full of bile and about the size of a small pear whereas after meals the gallbladder is empty and flat, like a deflated balloon.|
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