Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz - 5

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Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – April 5th, 2017

  • Who is the new chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament?
  • Who is the new chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament?
  • AIIB stands for?


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  1. Which Indian has been bestowed with the Order of Diplomatic Service Merit Sungnye Medal of the South Korea?
A.    Rajiv Mishra
B.     Sonali Kaul
C.     Arun Thakur
D.    Rajive Kaul
E.     Rajeev Shukla


  1. Who is the new chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament?
A.    Mallikarjun Kharge
B.     Shubhajit Saha
C.     Subhash Chandra
D.    K.V Thomas
E.     Janardhan Singh


  1. AIIB stands for?
A.    All India Investment Banking
B.     All International Investment Bank
C.     Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
D.    Afganistan Infrastructure Investment Bank
E.     Australia Infrastructure Investment Bank


  1. What is the India’s GDP growth forecast for FY 18, according to Asian Development Outlook 2017
A.    6.4%
B.     8.4%
C.     7.4%
D.    7.8%
E.     6.8%


  1. 27th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is being hosted by which country?
A.    Indonesia
B.     India
C.     Pakistan
D.    China
E.     Switzerland
  1. When was World Asthma Day 2017 observed?
A.    May 2
B.     April 2
C.     May 1
D.    May 4
E.     April 30


  1. What is the theme of 50th annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Governors?
A.    Building Together
B.     Moving Forward towards the Prosperity of Asia
C.     Building Together the Prosperity of Asia
D.    Prosperity of Asia
E.     None of the Above


  1. 8. What is India’s rank in FIFA world football ranking?
A.    100
B.     50
C.     80
D.    98
E.     20


  1. Who is appointed as new ICSSR chairman?
A.    S K Thorat
B.     I K Bajaj
C.     Braj Bihari Kumar
D.    P M Kamath
E.     Satish Mittal


  1. South Asia Satellite will take off from which space centre?
A.    Satish Dhawan Sapce Centre
B.     Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre
C.     Space Application Centre
D.    Master Control Space Centre
E.     Indian Centre for Space Physics


11. Recently inaugurated world level weapon production unit “Punj Lyod Defence System” is located in which district of Madhya Pradesh?

A.    Bhind
B.     Bhiwadi
C.     Sehore
D.    Rajgarh
E.     Raisen


  1. In which school did Mahatma Gandhi studied, which is to be closed after 164 years?
A.    The Alferd High School
B.     The Mahatama High School
C.     The Alfa High School
D.    The Buddha High School
E.     The Patricks High School


  1. Who is the CM of Madhya Pradesh?
A.    Narendra Singh Tomar
B.     Shiv Raj Singh Chouhan
C.     Vasundhra Raje
D.    Arvind Kejriwal
E.     Bal Thakre


  1. Which country is to host the 50th annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Governors?
A.    Dubai
B.     Bangladesh
C.     Pakistan
D.    Afganistan
E.     Japan


  1. Which State will start two wheeler ambulance services in July?
A.    Odhisha
B.     Maharashtra
C.     Kerala
D.    Goa
E.     Rajasthan


  1. Clove is obtained from .
A.    Fruit
B.     Root
C.     Stem
D.    Flower bud
E.     None of the above


  1. Who has been appointed as new chairman for Tea Board of India?
A.    Prabhat Kamal bezboruah
B.     Anshuman Kanoria
C.     Boje Gowada
D.    Atanoo Baroowa
E.     Abhas Kankria


  1. Which among the following is known dakshina Ganga?
A.    Krishna
B.     Godavari
C.     Brahamputra
D.    Chenab
E.     Mahanadi


  1. According to Realty, builders have to pay how much penalty to the buyer in case of delay in delivery of home?
A.    10%
B.     5%
C.     7%
D.    11%
E.     6%


  1. What is the full form of SAMPADA?
A.    Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters
B.     Sustainable Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters
C.     Scheme for Agro-Marine Process and Development of Agriculture Clusters
D.    Sustainable Agro-Marine Process and Development of Agriculture Clusters
E.     None of the above

 Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – Answers and Explanations

Answers Explanation
1.      D Rajive Kaul, the Chairman of Nicco group has been bestowed with the Order of Diplomatic Service Merit Sungnye Medal of the Republic of Korea for his services offered as honorary consul general of South Korea in Kolkata. The award was presented by the acting President and Prime Minister of South Korea Hwang Kyo-ahn at a programme in New Delhi recently.
2.      A Mallikarjun Kharge, the Congress leader, has been appointed as the new chairman of the 21-member Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament. This is the oldest Parliamentary committee that examines the accounts showing the appropriation of sums granted by Parliament for expenditure of Government of India and such other accounts of autonomous and semi-autonomous bodies.
3.      C The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a multilateral development bank that aims to support the building of infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific region.
4.      C In an annual “Asian Development Outlook” economic report released by Asian Development Bank (ADB), India’s GDP growth is predicted at 7.4% in FY 18 (2017-18). As per ADB Chief Economist Yasuyuki Sawada, the reforms like the Goods and Services Tax and the new bankruptcy law will make it easier to do business in India.
5.      E The 27th Session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group has started at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Switzerland from 1st to 12th of May. During the session, Mukul Rohatgi is leading the Indian delegation. The National Report of India covers areas that were part of the recommendations accepted by India following the UPR-II in 2012.
6.      A The World Asthma Day (WAD) is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to increase the awareness among public worldwide about the precautions and prevention of the asthma. It is celebrated on annual basis at first Tuesday of May month. It is thought that as many as 300 million people suffer from some form of asthma in the world – and there are 250,000 deaths each year linked to the disease. The 2017 theme is “Better air better breathing”.
7.      C The 50th annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Governors has started in Yokohama, Tokyo from May 4 to 7, 2017. The theme of the meeting is ‘Building Together the Prosperity of Asia.’
8.      A As per the updated FIFA world football rankings, the Indian national football has managed to secure a 100th spot and entered into the top 100 of FIFA rankings.India has been placed 100th alongside Nicaragua, Lithuania and Estonia with a total of 331 points.
9.      C The Union government has appointed Braj Bihari Kumar as Chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), which is dedicated to social science research in India. He replaces eminent academic S.K. Thorat, who was appointed by the UPA government.
10.  A Satish Dhawan Space Centre or Sriharikota High Altitude Range is a rocket launch centre operated by Indian Space Research Organisation. It is located in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh
11.  A This Punj Llyod plant will manufacture world class weapons to the armed forces in sync with the country’s defence indigenisation programme.The plant, a joint venture between India’s Punj Lloyd and Israel Weapon Systems, will produce four products — X95 carbine and assault rifle, Galil sniper rifle, Tavor assault rifle and Negev Light Machine Gun (LMG).
12.  A The Alfred High School a 164-year-old institution where Mahatma Gandhi studied – has been shut down by the authorities to convert it into a museum.
13.  B Shivraj Singh Chouhan is the 18th and current Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, a central Indian state. He came in place of Babulal Gaur as chief minister on 29 November 2005.
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.  D The Goa Health department plans to commence two-wheeler ambulances from July to help people meeting with accidents in tourist spots across the state. This two-wheeler ambulance will be mounted with essential medical equipment which can reach the accident or casualty spots quickly.
16.  D Cloves are the fragrant flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae, Syzygium aromaticum. They are native to the Maluku Islands in Indonesia, and are commonly used as a spice.+
17.  A Renowned tea planter from Assam Prabhat Kamal Bezboruah, who was once a banker in the US, has been named the new chairman of the Tea Board of India,
18.  B Dakshina means “South”. The Godavari River is known as ‘Dakshina Ganga’ i.e. “River Ganga of South India”. River Godavari  is the largest river of the south India.It forms the largest river basin in the peninsula, as the Ganga in the north. It is, however, much smaller than the Ganga basin.
19.  A Buyers of delayed housing projects will get interest on the invested amount for the delay period at the Real Estate Regulatory Authority’s (RERA) prescribed rate as against 5 per sq feet to 10 per sq feet contracted in the sales agreement, said chairman of Madhya Pradesh RERA Anthony de Sa. RERA’s prescribed rate comes out to be 10% at present.
20.  A ·         SAMPADA is an umbrella scheme incorporating ongoing schemes of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) such as Mega Food Parks, Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure, Food Safety and Quality Assurance Infrastructure, etc.

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