Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz

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Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – April 8th, 2017

  • Who was the first woman Chief Justice of Himachal Pardesh High Court?
  • Which state has been declared as “disturbed area” by the government
  • AFSPA stands for?


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  1. Who was the first woman Chief Justice of Himachal Pardesh High Court?
A.    Leila Seth
B.     Sonali Kaul
C.     Aruna Thakur
D.    Rajeshwari Kauhik
E.     Ranjana Shukla


  1. Which state has been declared as “disturbed area” by the government?
A.    Rajasthan
B.     Odhisha
C.     Chattisgarh
D.    Assam
E.     Himachal Pradesh


  1. AFSPA stands for?
A.    Asian force special power acts
B.     All International Forces Special power Acts
C.     Armed Forces Special Powers Acts
D.    Afganistan Forces Special power Acts
E.     Australia Forces Special power Acts
  1. In which district of Kashmir was the biggest combing operation conducted by security forces recently?
A.    Kathua
B.     Sambha
C.     Shopian
D.    Budgam
E.     Leh


  1. Facebook has tied up which telecom company for express wifi in India?
A.    Idea
B.     MTNL
C.     BSNL
D.    Vodafone
E.     Airtel


  1. When is International No Diet Day observed?
A.    May 2
B.     April 2
C.     May 1
D.    May 6
E.     April 30


  1. Who is the new MD and CEO of Overseas bank?
A.    Rajkiran Rai G
B.     Sunil Mehta
C.     R Subramaniakumar
D.    M O Rega
E.     Dinabandhu Mohapatra


  1. 8. What is the name of committee formed by the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) to lay down technical standards for performance of core services?
A.    R B Barman committee
B.     A B Barman committee
C.     Nand Lal committee
D.    Pulock Ghosh committee
E.     V G Kannan committee


  1. “European XFEL” the worlds biggest-ever X- ray laser has generated its first X-ray laser light from which country?
A.    India
B.     Japan
C.     United Nations
D.    Korea
E.     Germany


  1. Which city hosted the 2017 India Integrated Transport and Logistics Summit?
A.    New Delhi
B.     Kanyakumari
C.     Mumbai
D.    Manglore
E.     Jaipur


11. Captain Chand Roop was associated with which sports?

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


  1. 2017 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup was won by which country?
A.    Great Britain
B.     India
C.     Japan
D.    Pakistan
E.     China


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


  1. Swimming legend, Adolph Kiefer, was from which country?
A.    Dubai
B.     Bangladesh
C.     Pakistan
D.    Afganistan
E.     United States


  1. Which State will host the International permaculture conference to be held in November 2017?
A.    Odhisha
B.     Hyderabad
C.     Kerala
D.    Goa
E.     Rajasthan


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


  1. Who is the new MD and CEO of Vijaya Bank?
A.    Prabhat Kamal bezboruah
B.     Anshuman Kanoria
C.     Boje Gowada
D.    R A Sankara Narayanan
E.     Abhas Kankria


  1. Madhya Pradesh assembly has declared which river as living entity?
A.    Krishna
B.     Godavari
C.     Brahamputra
D.    Narmada
E.     Mahanadi


  1. Who has bagged the 2016 Wisden-MCC Cricket Photograph of the Year title?
A.    Nigel Davis
B.     Wasim Akram
C.     Paul Liberal
D.    Saqib Majeed
E.     Adrian Muller


  1. What is the full form of IBBI?
A.    Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India
B.     International Banking Board of India
C.     Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of Indonesia
D.    International Banking Board of Indonesia
E.     None of the above

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz: Answers and Explanations

Answers Explanation
1.      A Justice (retd) Leila Seth (86), an eminent jurist and the first woman chief justice of Himachal Pradesh high court, has recently passed away at her residence in Noida. Justice Seth was the first woman to have topped the London Bar exam and was the first woman judge of the Delhi High Court.
2.      D The Centre has declared Assam as a “disturbed” area under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act — the AFSPA — for three more months, citing various violent activities by rebellious groups ULFA, NDFB and others. In a gazette notification, the Home Ministry said the entire Assam, besides bordering areas of Meghalaya, have been declared “disturbed” under the AFSPA for three months with effect from May 3.
3.      C Armed Forces Special Powers Acts (AFSPA), are Acts of the Parliament of India that grant special powers to the Indian Armed Forces in what each act terms “disturbed area
4.      C In view of growing attacks on policemen and incidents of bank robberies, a large scale ”cordon and combing” operation had been launched by the security forces in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.
5.      E Social media giant Facebook has partnered with Airtel to deploy 20,000 internet hotspots through Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi service in India. Express Wi-Fi is part of Facebook’s global initiative to spread internet connectivity.
6.      D The International No Diet Day (INDD) is observed every year on May 6 to promote a healthy life style and to raise awareness of the potential dangers of dieting and the unlikelihood of success. Its symbol is a light blue ribbon.
7.      C
8.      A The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has constituted a technical Committee in accordance with Regulation 14 of the IBBI (Information Utilities) Regulations, 2017. The committee will be headed by Dr. R. B. Barman, who is the chairman of National Statistical Commission (NSC). The committee shall give its recommendation for laying down Technical Standards for the performance of core services like the Application Programming Interface, standard terms of service, registration of users, unique identifier for each record and each user, etc.
9.      E European X-ray Free Electron Laser (XFEL), the biggest X-ray laser in the world, has generated its first beam of light in a 3.4 km-long underground facility from the German city of Hamburg to the town of Schenefeld that will allow scientists to get a glimpse of new materials, drugs and chemical reactions at the atomic level.
10.  A The 2017 India Integrated Transport and Logistics Summit (IITLS) was organized by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in New Delhi from May 3. The purpose of the 3-day summit was to facilitate constructive dialogue between various stakeholders for the development of multimodal infrastructure in the country. In it, 34 investment MoUs amounting to about Rs 2 lakh crores were signed. These MoUs were in the areas of port connectivity, Integrated Check Posts (ICP), multi modal logistics parks, etc. The summit was attended by 3000 delegates from India and abroad, which included central and state government organizations, international organizations like World Bank, ADB delegates, global transport and supply chain experts and representatives of private companies.
11.  C Captain Chand Roop (87), the Dronacharya awardee and acclaimed wrestler coach, has recently passed away in Delhi. He took up wrestling after joining the Indian Army in 1948.
12.  A Great Britain has won the 26th edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup by defeating Australia 4-3 in a thrilling hockey final at Ipoh, Malaysia on May 7, 2017. This victory came to Great Britain in the Azlan Shah Cup after 23 years. Australia Earlier, India outclassed New Zealand 4-0 to clinch a bronze medal in the hockey tournament.
13.  C Vasundhara Raje, is an Indian politician who has been Chief Minister of Rajasthan since 2013; previously she served in the same post from 2003 to 2008.
14.  E Adolph Gustav Kiefer (98), the oldest-living Olympic champion, has recently passed away in Wadsworth, Illinois. He was the first man in the world to swim 100-yard backstroke in under one minute.
15.  B Permaculture experts will attend the 13th International Permaculture Convergence (IPC) to be held in Hyderabad from November 27 to December 2, 2017.The theme of the conference will be ‘Towards healthy societies’.
16.  A Black pepper is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. When dried, the fruit is known as a peppercorn.
17.  D
18.  D The Madhya Pradesh government has passed a resolution granting river Narmada the status of a living entity. The living entity status will mean that the Narmada will be owner of all property and litigation for its conservation could be initiated on the river’s behalf.
19.  D Saqib Majeed, a Srinagar based freelance photographer, has won the 2016 Wisden-MCC (Melbourne Cricket Council) Cricket Photograph of the Year. Majeed is the first Kashmiri and second Asian after Atul Kamble to receive the prestigious award. The MCC publishes a book titled ‘Wisden Cricketer Almanack’ every year, which includes best sports pictures from across the globe.
20.  A ·         The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) is the regulator for overseeing insolvency proceedings and entities like Insolvency Professional Agencies (IPA), Insolvency Professionals (IP) and Information Utilities (IU) in India. It was established on 1 October 2016 It covers Individuals, Companies, Limited Liability Partnerships and Partnership firms.

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