Weekly GK Quiz Capsule – May 15th -May 21st

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Weekly GK Quiz Capsule with PDF for helping you crack the general awareness section of all ongoing and upcoming competitive exams.

Weekly GK Quiz Capsule – May 15th– May 21st

  1. Who is the first Indian to win GP3 race?
A.    Varun Chawla
B.     Rahul Dutta
C.     Arjun Maini
D.    Saroj kapoor
E.     Rajesh Kumar

 

  1. Videsh Sampark outreach programme is being hosted by which State of India?
A.    Telangana
B.     Rajasthan
C.     Sikkim
D.    New Delhi
E.     Maharashtra

 

  1. Which Indian wrestler has bagged silver in women’s 69kg category at the 2017 Asian Wrestling Championship?
A.    Sakshi Malik
B.     Divya Kakran
C.     Ritu Phogat
D.    Vidisha Malik
E.     None of the above

 

  1. Which famous Bollywood actor has been appointed as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis in South-East Asia Region?
A.    Siddharth Mehta
B.     Amitabh Bachchan
C.     Ranbeer Kapoor
D.    Harmendra Singh
E.     Katrina Kaif

 

 

  1. Which Indian cricketer has been bestowed with the honorary life membership of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)?
A.    VVS Laxmman
B.     Virendra Sehwag
C.     Harbhajan Singh
D.    M S Dhoni
E.     Virat Kolhi

 

  1. Who is the new secretary of Department of Telecommunication?
A.    Rahul Pant
B.     Aruna Sundararajan
C.     Amar Grovar
D.    J S Reddy
E.     Amit Shah

 

  1. Which device is used for measure humidity?
A.    Manometer
B.     Fathometer
C.     Hydrometer
D.    Altimeter
E.     Hygrometer

 

  1. 8. Who is the Union Minister for Statistics & Programme Implementation?
A.    C S Karnan
B.     J S Shekhar
C.     Venu Rajamony
D.    Radha Mohan Singh
E.     D. V. Sadananda Gowda

 

  1. Which country will host One Belt One Road (OBOR) Summit?
A.    India
B.     China
C.     United Nations
D.    Norway
E.     Germany

 

  1. Which Indian state has introduced a logo for vehicles driven by persons with hearing impairment?
A.    Telangana
B.     Kerala
C.     Maharashtra
D.    Madhya Pradesh
E.     Jharkhand

 

11. Arjun Atwal is associated with which sports?

 

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

 

  1. Which Indian wrestler has bagged bronze in Greco Roman 80kg category at 2017 Asian Wrestling Championship?
A.    Harpreet Singh
B.     Gurpreet Singh
C.     Vijendra Singh
D.    Harbhajan Singh
E.     Jaswant Singh

 

  1. Who is the CM of Goa?

 

A.    Narendra Singh Tomar
B.     Shiv Raj Singh Chouhan
C.     Manohar Parrikar
D.    Arvind Kejriwal
E.     Bal Thakre

 

  1. What is the name of malicious software which has created havoc in various countries including India?
A.    Ransomware
B.     Adware
C.     Spyware
D.    Trojan
E.     Worm

 

  1. In which district of Himachal Pradesh government has launched new Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine, PCV, for Pneumonia?
A.    Kangra
B.     Chamba
C.     Shimla
D.    Mandi
E.     Kullu

 

  1. Cinnamon is obtained from.
A.    Fruit
B.     Root
C.     Bark
D.    Flower bud
E.     Both B & C

 

  1. India’s first National Basketball Association (NBA) academy has opened in which city?
A.    Greater Noida
B.     Banglore
C.     Mumbai
D.    Jaipur
E.     Gurgaon

 

  1. Who was the author of famous book A Better -India: A Better World ?
A.    N. R. Narayana Murthy
B.     Raja Ram Mohan Roy
C.     A P J Abdul Kalam
D.    Tony Blair
E.     A P Gaur

 

  1. Desert plants are generally-
A.    Succulent
B.     Heterophyllous
C.     Viviparous
D.    Herbaceous
E.     None of the above

 

  1. On which date was International Mothers Day 2017 observed in India?
A.    May 14
B.     May 8
C.     June 10
D.    April 30
E.     June 13

 

  1. Who among the following has been bestowed with the first-ever Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Lifetime Achievement Honour in Public Service?
A.    Ayodhya Prasad
B.     Rahul Dutta
C.     Arjun Maini
D.    Pawan Chamling
E.     Rajesh Kumar

 

  1. Which state is on the first position in 2017 Public Affairs Index (PAI) in governance?
A.    Kerala
B.     Rajasthan
C.     Sikkim
D.    New Delhi
E.     Maharashtra

 

  1. Which Indian wrestler has bagged silver in men’s Freestyle 125 kg category at the 2017 Asian Wrestling Championship?
A.    Sumit Kumar
B.     Divy Kakran
C.     Amit Sagwan
D.    Vidish Malik
E.     G S Sandhu

 

  1. Who won the men’s singles Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament?
A.    Leander pais
B.     Rafael Nadal
C.     Mahesh Bhupati
D.    Harmendra Singh
E.     Andy Murray

 

 

  1. India ranks ———- in the World Bank’s electricity accessibility list?
A.    99
B.     26
C.     73
D.    42
E.     21

 

  1. Who has been appointed as new prime minister of France?
A.    Laurent Fabius
B.     Edouard Philippe
C.     Emmanuel Macron
D.    Danis Philippe
E.     Joy Benjamin

 

  1. Which device is used for measure the intensity of light?
A.    Manometer
B.     Fathometer
C.     Hydrometer
D.    Altimeter
E.     Photometer

 

  1. 28. Who is the Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment?
A.    C S Karnan
B.     J S Shekhar
C.     Venu Rajamony
D.    Thawar Chand Gehlot
E.     D. V. Sadananda Gowda

 

  1. Which mission has been launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for conservation of river Narmada?
A.    Namami Devi Narmade Sewa Yatra
B.     Narmada Seva Mission
C.     Narmada Bachao Mission
D.    Namami Devi sewa Yojna
E.     None of the above

 

  1. Who has won the Spanish Grand Prix from pole position in the Formula One Championship?
A.    Lewis Hamilton
B.     Michael Schumacher
C.     Daniel Ricciardo
D.    Sebastian Vettel
E.     None of the above

 

31. Deepti Sharma is associated with which sports?

 

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

 

  1. SAC stands for?
A.    Space Application Centre
B.     South Application Centre
C.     Sikkim Apllication Centre
D.    Space Arrangement Centre
E.     None of the ABove

 

  1. Who is the CM of Telangana?

 

A.    Narendra Singh Tomar
B.     Shiv Raj Singh Chouhan
C.     K Chandrashekar Rao
D.    Arvind Kejriwal
E.     Bal Thakre

 

  1. Who among the following gave maximum resistance to the British?
A.    Marathas
B.     Rajputs
C.     Mughals
D.    Sikhs
E.     Jains

 

  1. Which of the following State has the largest forest area in India?
A.    Madhya Pradesh
B.     Chattisgarh
C.     Maharashtra
D.    Karnataka
E.     Sikkim

 

  1. Cotton is obtained from which part of a plant?
A.    Fruit
B.     Root
C.     Bark
D.    Seeds
E.     Both B & C

 

  1. Food Corporation was established in which year ?
A.    1965
B.     1987
C.     1970
D.    1976
E.     1980

 

  1. Who is the author of famous book Raagdarbari ?
A.    Sri Ram Sukla
B.     Raja Ram Mohan Roy
C.     A P J Abdul Kalam
D.    Tony Blair
E.     A P Gaur

 

  1. The 43rd edition of G7 summit will be held in which country?
A.    India
B.     Italy
C.     China
D.    Sri lanka
E.     Pakistan

 

  1. When is International Day of Families observed?
A.    May 15
B.     May 8
C.     June 10
D.    April 30
E.     June 13

 

  1. What is the India’s GDP forecast for FY 18, as FICCI?
A.    6.4%
B.     5.4%
C.     7,4%
D.    8.4%
E.     9.4%

 

  1. S Ramassamy was the former Chief Minister of which state/UT?
A.    Kerala
B.     Rajasthan
C.     Puducherry
D.    New Delhi
E.     Maharashtra

 

  1. Who has been appointed as Deputy Executive Secretary in UNFCCC?
A.    Sumit Kumar
B.     Divy Kakran
C.     Ovais Sarmad
D.    Vidish Malik
E.     G S Sandhu

 

  1. Indira Gandhi Zoological park is located in which city of India?
A.    Hyderabad
B.     Jodhpur
C.     Ooty
D.    Darjeeling
E.     Visakhapatnam

 

 

  1. Which IIT institute has joined hand with the British Geological Survey (BGS) to turn Varanasi into a smart city?
A.    IIT Bombay
B.     IIT Kharagpur
C.     IIT Indore
D.    IIT Madra
E.     IIT Gandhi Nagar

 

  1. Which Indian biologist has been nominated for Whitely Awards?
A.    Purnima Devi Barman
B.     Salim Ali
C.     S S Abhaynkar
D.    Anuradha Achrya
E.     Manju Ray

 

  1. Which device is used for detecting radiation?
A.    Manometer
B.     Fathometer
C.     Hydrometer
D.    Altimeter
E.     Geiger counter

 

  1. 48. Who is the Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs?
A.    C S Karnan
B.     J S Shekhar
C.     Venu Rajamony
D.    Sushma Swaraj
E.     D. V. Sadananda Gowda

 

  1. When is the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day observed?
A.    May 16
B.     May 17
C.     April 30
D.    June 17
E.     June 16

 

  1. Which Earth like planet is likely to have water and support alien life?
A.    Proxima B
B.     Proxima A
C.     Proxima C
D.    Proxima D
E.     None of the above

 

51. Chetan Anand is associated with which sports?

 

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

 

  1. Which Indian Business Tycoon has topped the Forbes list of ‘Global Game Changers’?
A.    Mukesh Ambani
B.     Anil Ambani
C.     Ratan Tata
D.    B R Birla
E.     Naveen Jindal

 

  1. Who is the CM of Gujarat?

 

A.    Narendra Singh Tomar
B.     Shiv Raj Singh Chouhan
C.     Vijay Ramniklal Rupani
D.    Arvind Kejriwal
E.     Bal Thakre

 

  1. Which agricultural commodity of India gives largest in terms of export value?
A.    Tea
B.     Coffee
C.     Basmati Rice
D.    Spices
E.     Cotton

 

  1. Which of the following State has the largest population in India?
A.    Madhya Pradesh
B.     Uttar Pradesh
C.     Maharashtra
D.    Karnataka
E.     Sikkim

 

  1. Which operation has been launched by IT department of India to investigate tax evaders?
A.    Operation Clean Money
B.     Operation Safe Money
C.     Operation Black Money
D.    Operation Tax Money
E.     None of them

 

  1. Who is the president of Palestinian?
A.    Mahmoud Abbas
B.     Mohammad Sheikh
C.     Yasir Arafa
D.    Sakina Sheikh
E.     Ruhi Kham

 

  1. Who is the author of famous book “The God of Small Things”?
A.    Sri Ram Sukla
B.     Raja Ram Mohan Roy
C.     Arundhati Roy
D.    Tony Blair
E.     A P Gaur

 

  1. Where was the 2nd meeting of National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR) organised?
A.    Noida
B.     New Delhi
C.     Jaipur
D.    Mumbai
E.     Kanyakumari

 

  1. When is International Day of Families observed?
A.    May 15
B.     May 8
C.     June 10
D.    April 30
E.     June 13

 

  1. Reema Lagoo, who passed away recently, was a famous
A.    Actor
B.     Singer
C.     Musician
D.    Writer
E.     Social Worker

 

  1. Rifath Sharook has designed the world’s lightest satellite “KalamSat”. He hails from which State?
A.    Kerala
B.     Rajasthan
C.     Tamil Nadu
D.    New Delhi
E.     Maharashtra

 

  1. Renowned journalist Javier Valdez was from which country?
A.    Pakistan
B.     Maxico
C.     Thailand
D.    Indonesia
E.     Naurua

 

  1. Ranthambore National park is located in which city of India?
A.    Sawai Madhopur
B.     Jodhpur
C.     Ooty
D.    Darjeeling
E.     Visakhapatnam

 

 

  1. Which state has formed “Maa committee” to keep a check on mid day meal quality in schools?
A.    Uttar Pradesh
B.     Himachal Pradesh
C.     Andhra Pradesh
D.    Madhya Pradesh
E.     Rajasthan

 

  1. Who is the first Indian woman to scale Mount Everest for the fourth time?
A.    Manju Ray
B.     Salim Ali
C.     S S Abhaynkar
D.    Anuradha Achrya
E.     Anshu Jamsenpa

 

  1. Which device is used to measure air pressure?
A.    Manometer
B.     Fathometer
C.     Hydrometer
D.    Barometer
E.     Geiger counter

 

  1. 68. Who is the Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation?
A.    C S Karnan
B.     J S Shekhar
C.     Uma Bharti
D.    Sushma Swaraj
E.     D. V. Sadananda Gowda

 

  1. When is the International Museums Day observed?
A.    May 16
B.     May 18
C.     April 30
D.    June 17
E.     June 16

 

  1. Which Indian telecom company has signed a MoU with facebook and mobkwick to popularize its internet service?
A.    BSNL
B.     MTNL
C.     Aircel
D.    Airtel
E.     None of the above

 

71. Jeev Milka SIngh is associated with which sports?

 

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

 

  1. Which is the Country’s Most Valuable Brand according to Brand Finance List?
A.    Reliance Group
B.     Tata Group
C.     Vedanta Group
D.    Birla Group
E.     Jindal Group

 

  1. Which Union minister will lead the Indian delegation to the 2017 G20 Labour & Employment Ministers’ Meet?

 

A.    Narendra Singh Tomar
B.     Bandaru Dattatraya
C.     Sushma Swaraj
D.    Arun Jatley
E.     Bal Thakre

 

  1. Who was awarded the 2017 INSA Young Scientist award for research in cancer treatment?
A.    Sushil Kumar
B.     Abhay Shrimali
C.     Aravind Kumar Rengan
D.    Rifath Sharook
E.     None of the above

 

  1. Anil Madhav Dave, who passed away recently, headed which ministry of India?
A.    Environment
B.     Social Welfare
C.     Finance
D.    Railways
E.     Aviation

 

  1. Who is Adobe’s new Head of Marketing for India?
A.    Sunder Madakshira
B.     Manu Kapoor
C.     Shalini Dutta
D.    C N Narayan
E.     Vinay Dutt

 

  1. Who won National Geographic Bee Contest?
A.    Pranay Varada
B.     Mohammad Sheikh
C.     Veda Bhattram
D.    Vedant Milan
E.     Aaruhi Mehta

 

  1. Who is the author of famous book “The Royal Blue”?
A.    Sri Ram Sukla
B.     Raja Ram Mohan Roy
C.     Ayodhya Prasad Gaur
D.    Tony Blair
E.     A P Gaur

 

  1. Which brand has decided to stop selling cars in India?
A.    Audi
B.     General Motors
C.     BMW
D.    Bentley
E.     Maruti

 

  1. Which Indian scientist won the prestigious Dan David Prize?
A.    Shrinivas Kulkarni
B.     Salim Ali
C.     Meghnand Shah
D.    Prafull Chandra Ray
E.     None of them

 

  1. Scientist of which IIT developed cheapest respiratory Filter?
A.    IIT Delhi
B.     IIT Bombay
C.     IIT Jodhpur
D.    IIT Dhanbad
E.     IIT Indore

 

  1. Which is the cleanest railway station in category A1, as per a recently released report by the Ministry of Railways?
A.    Vishakapatnam
B.     Jodhpur terminal
C.     Jammu Tawi
D.    Haridwar Terminal
E.     Mumbai Central

 

  1. National Green Tribunal has Banned Open Defecation and Waste Dumping on Floodplains of which river?
A.    Alaknanda
B.     Godavari
C.     Mahanadi
D.    Ganga
E.     Yamuna

 

  1. Kaziranga National Park is located in which city of India?
A.    Kanchanjuri
B.     Jodhpur
C.     Ooty
D.    Darjeeling
E.     Visakhapatnam

 

 

  1. What is India’s position in ICC test ranking?
A.    Third
B.     Second
C.     First
D.    Sixth
E.     Seventh

 

  1. What is the name of Bilateral Exercise which has commenced between Indian & Republic of Singapore Navy?
A.    SIMBEX-11
B.     SIMBEX-12
C.     SIMBEX-17
D.    SIMBEX-13
E.     SIMBEX-14

 

  1. What is the name of HADR exercise of Indian Navy which began recently?
A.    Jalrahat
B.     Sahayta
C.     Karavali Karunya
D.    Prakampna
E.     None of the above

 

  1. 88. Scientists of which country has discovered First Natural Human Antibodies against Ebola Virus?
A.    United Nations
B.     India
C.     China
D.    Japan
E.     Poland

 

  1. Which country’s government has approved a one-off bill which will allow its Emperor to abdicate his thrown to allow prince to take charge of the same?
A.    Poland
B.     Japan
C.     United Arabs
D.    China
E.     South Africa

 

  1. Who won the 2017 All India Open Rapid FIDE Rating Chess Tournament?
A.    R.R. Laxman
B.     Mitrabha Guha
C.     Somak Palit
D.    Dibyendu Barua
E.     Mohit Mehta

 

91. Abhinav Bindra is associated with which sports?

 

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

 

  1. Name the US Company from which India received its first 2 M777 A-2 howitzers?
A.    United technologies
B.     BAE Systems
C.     General Dynamics
D.    Finmeccancia
E.     None of the above

 

  1. Who is heading the GST council?

 

A.    Narendra Singh Tomar
B.     Bandaru Dattatraya
C.     Sushma Swaraj
D.    Arun Jaitley
E.     Bal Thakre

 

  1. Name the Indian who has been appointed as one of the on-field umpires for the opening match of the Champions Trophy beginning June 1.?
A.    Sundaram Ravi
B.     Rajan Mehra
C.     Amiesh Saheba
D.    Anil Chaudhary
E.     None of the above

 

  1. Who is the Union minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises of India?
A.    Anant Geete
B.     Arun Jaitely
C.     Devendra Kumar
D.    Sushma Swaraj
E.     Anand Harjal

 

  1. Which is the longest river of India?
A.    Ganga
B.     Yamuna
C.     Narmada
D.    Mahanadi
E.     Alaknanda

 

  1. Whitely Award is popularly known by which name?
A.    Yellow Oscar
B.     Green Oscar
C.     White Oscar
D.    Earthy Oscar
E.     Nature’s Oscar

 

  1. Who is the author of famous book “We the People”?
A.    Sri Ram Sukla
B.     Raja Ram Mohan Roy
C.     Nani Palkhivala
D.    Tony Blair
E.     A P Gaur

 

  1. Which Indian Athlete recently qualified for 2017 London World Athletics Championships?
A.    P T Usha
B.     Muhammed Anas
C.     Manish Singh
D.    Indrajeet Singh
E.     Deepika Kumari

 

  1. Which Indian wildlife activist bagged the 2017 Whitley Awards?
A.    Shrinivas Kulkarni
B.     Salim Ali
C.     Meghnand Shah
D.    Sanjay Gubbi

Weekly GK Quiz: Answers and Explanations

Answers Explanation
1.      C Arjun Maini is a 19-year-old Motorsports’ Indian driver, who drives for Jenzer Motorsport. He has become the first Indian to win a GP3 Series (a feeder series to GP2) race at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.
2.      A First of its kind Videsh Sampark outreach programme of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) was initiated in Hyderabad on May 13, 2017.
3.      B Divya Kakran bagged silver medal in 69kg category in the 2017 Asian Wrestling Championship in New Delhi after losing out her final bout.
4.      B Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has been appointed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as its Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis in South-East Asia Region to boost awareness and intensify action to arrest the epidemic.
5.      A Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has awarded the honorary life membership to VVS Laxman, the former India batsman.
6.      B Aruna Sundararajan, the 1982 batch officer of Kerala cadre, has been appointed as the new Secretary of Department of Telecommunications (DoT). Though, she will continue to hold post of secretary for Union Ministry of Electronics and IT (Meity).
7.      E Humidity is the amount of moisture in the air. A hygrometer uses two thermometers to measure relative humidity; one measures the dry-bulb temperature and the other measures the wet-bulb temperature.
8.      E Devaragunda Venkappa Sadananda Gowda is an Indian politician who was the 20th Chief Minister of Karnataka and is currently the Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation in the Government of India.
9.      B The first-ever One Belt One Road (OBOR) Summit will be held in Bejing, China on May 14 -15, 2017. The 29 heads of state including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Myanmar and high-level delegations from Bangladesh and Nepal will attend the two-day Belt and Road Forum in China. Though, India will not attend the forum.
10.  A Telangana is the first Indian state to introduce a logo for vehicles driven by persons with hearing impairment. The logo is designed by Hyderabad-based graphic designer Manikanta Annapragada, who incidentally is the first person to obtain a driving license in the ‘hearing impaired’ category.
11.  C Arjun Singh Atwal, a professional Indian golfer has played on the Asian Tour and the European Tour and is the first player born in India to become a member of, and later win a tournament on the U.S.-based PGA Tour.
12.  A Harpreet Singh from India has won the bronze mendal in Greco-Roman 80kg category at 2017 Asian Wrestling Championships. He edged out Na Junjie of China by 3-2 in the play-off for the bronze medal.
13.  C Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar a Indian politician from the Bharatiya Janata Party , has been Chief Minister of Goa since 14 March 2017.
14.  A Ransomware is a type of malicious software when infected restricts the user access until a ransom is paid to unlock it.
15.  D Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda has launched new Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine, PCV, for Pneumonia at Lal Bahadur Shastri Medical College Hospital in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. The vaccine is a part of government’s Universal Immunization Programme (UIP).
16.  C Cinnamon is obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum. Cinnamon is used in both sweet and savoury foods.
17.  A India’s first-ever National Basketball Association (NBA) academy has officially opened in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The NBA Academy India is the NBA’s 5th elite training centre globally, which will be fully funded by the NBA.
18.  A N.R. Narayana Murthy in his book A better India-A better world, shows us that a society working for the greatest welfare of the greatest number samasta jananam sukhino bhavantu must focus on two simple things: values and good leadership. Drawing on the remarkable Infosys story and the lessons learnt from the two decades of post-reform India,
19.  A The word “succulent” comes from the Latin word sucus, meaning juice, or sap. Succulent plants, are plants that have some parts that are more than normally thickened and fleshy, usually to retain water in arid climates or soil conditions.
20.  A ·         Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May.
21.  D The Chief Minister of Sikkim, Pawan Kumar Chamling, , has been honoured with the first-ever Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Lifetime Achievement Honour in Public Service by President Pranab Mukherjee in Jaipur, Rajasthan on May 15, 2017.
22.  A Kerala has topped the 2017 Public Affairs Index (PAI) in governance indicators, followed by Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Karnataka and Maharashtra. The report was based on a wide range of themes such as essential infrastructure, support to human development, social protection, women and children, crime, law and order, delivery of justice, environment, transparency and accountability, fiscal management and economic freedom. The purpose of the PAI is to rank the states of India objectively in the field of governance based on various focus subjects and indicators and is an initiative of the Public Affairs Committee (PAC).
23.  A Sumit Kumar of India has won silver medal in the men’s Freestyle 125 kg category at the 2017 Asian Wrestling Championships in New Delhi on May 14, 2017. In the gold medal round, Sumit lost to Yadollah Mohammadkazem Mohebi of Iran 2-6 to settle for the second position. With this, India finished their Asian Wrestling Championship campaign on a resounding note.
24.  B Rafael Nadal from spain has won the 2017 men’s singles Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament by defeating Dominic Thiem of Austria in the final.
25.  B India ranked 26th in World Bank’s electricity accessibility list. The country was ranked 99th in 2014. Out of the 18,452 villages which lacked electricity, over 13,000 has been provided access to electricity.
26.  B Edouard Philippe has been appointed as new prime minister of France by French President Emmanuel Macron. At 46, Edouard Philippe would be the second-youngest Prime Minister of France after Laurent Fabius.
27.  E A photometer is an instrument that measures light intensity or the optical properties of solutions or surfaces. Photometers measure: Illuminance. Irradiance.
28.  D Thawar Chand Gehlot is an Indian politician who currently serves as the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment in the Modi ministry. He is member of the Rajya Sabha, upper house of Indian Parliament, representing the state of Madhya Pradesh
29.  B Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Narmada Seva Mission for the conservation of river Narmada, which is a lifeline of Madhya Pradesh. Prime Minister released a road map for the series of steps to be taken for the conservation of Narmada river.
30.  A Lewis Hamilton is a British Formula One racing driver. He is a three time Formula One World Champion. He won his first title in 2008. Hamilton also received the distinction of becoming the first black driver to race in Formula One.
31.  C Deepti Sharma is a member of India’s women cricket team. recently the partnership of Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut scored 320 in 45.3 overs in 45.3 overs to become the world’s first pair, either male or female, to forge a 300-run opening-wicket partnership in One-Day Internationals (ODIs).
32.  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.

 

33.  C Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao is the first and the current Chief Minister of the Indian state of Telangana. He is the president of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi, a regional party in India.
34.  A The Maratha is a group of castes in India found predominantly in the state of Maharashtra. According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, “Marathas are people of India, famed in history as yeoman warriors and champions of Hinduism.”
35.  A Madhya Pradesh has the largest forest cover of 77,522 sq. km. in terms of area in the country followed by Arunachal Pradesh with forest cover of 67,321 sq. km.
36.  D Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of the cotton plants of the genus Gossypium in the mallow family Malvaceae. The fiber is almost pure cellulose. Under natural conditions, the cotton bolls will tend to increase the dispersal of the seeds.
37.  A Food Corporation of India was set up on 14 January 1965 having its first District Office at Thanjavur – rice bowl of Tamil Nadu – and headquarters at Delhi under the Food Corporations Act 1964
38.  A Raag Darbari is a 1968 Hindi novel written by Sri Lal Sukla, an author known for his social and political satire. He was awarded the Sahitya Academy Award, the highest Indian literary award, in 1969 for this novel. The novel highlights the failing values present in post-Independence Indian society. It exposes the helplessness of intellectuals in the face of a strong and corrupt nexus between criminals, businessmen, police and politicians
39.  B he 43rd edition of G7 summit will be held at Taorminain Sicily, Italy. The attendees will include the leaders of the seven G7 member states as well as representatives of the European Union. The 43rd G7 summit will be the first summit for British Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and U.S. President Donald Trump.
40.  A ·         The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year. The Day highlights the importance of all caregivers in families, be it parents, grandparents or siblings and the importance of parental education for the welfare of children. It focuses on good practices for work-family balance to assist parents in their educational and caregiving roles.
41.  C As per latest Economic Outlook Survey of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth forecast for FY 18 will be around 7.4%, with a minimum and maximum level of 7% and 7.6% respectively.
42.  A S Ramassamy (80), the former Puducherry Chief Minister, has passed away in Puducherry on May 15, 2017. Ramassamy joined Congress in 1992.
43.  C Ovais Sarmad who is an Indian national has been appointed by the U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to the post of Deputy Executive Secretary, which is a key post in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
44.  E Indira Gandhi Zoological Park is located amidst Kambalakonda Reserve Forest in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. The zoological park is named after the former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi.
45.  B The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has collaborated with the British Geological Survey (BGS) to turn Varanasi into a smart city. As part of the project, three dimensional geological modelling of the geology under Varanasi will be prepared to help improve the building of new transport and service infrastructure.
46.  A Dr. Purnima Devi Barman, renowned wildlife biologist and conservationist of Assam, have been nominated for the prestigious Whitley Awards also known as the Green Oscars.She has been nominated for her relentless efforts and campaigns for the conservation of the Greater Adjutant Stork locally known as ‘Haargila’ in Assam. She has been working with the Dadara, Pachariya and Hingimari villages of Kamrup district to save the Greater Adjutant Stork and is associated with Aaranyak, a Guwahati based NGO which works for wildlife conservation
47.  E A Geiger counter (Geiger-Muller tube) is a device used for the detection and measurement of all types of radiation: alpha, beta and gamma radiation. Basically it consists of a pair of electrodes surrounded by a gas. The electrodes have a high voltage across them.
48.  D Sushma Swaraj is an Indian politician, former Supreme Court lawyer and the current Minister of External Affairs of India, in office since 26 May 2014.representing the state of Madhya Pradesh
49.  B The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is dedicated to the evolution of communication and is celebrated to mark the anniversary of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). Initially known as the International Telegraph Union, it was established in 1865.
50.  A An Earth Like Planet called Proxima B orbiting the closest neighboring Star, Proxima Centauri, which is about 4.2 light years away is expected to have liquid water and the potential to support alien life. The planet Proxima B  was discovered in the last year.
51.  B Chetan Anand is a renowned badminton player of India who took birth in the year 1980. One of the greatest achievements of Chetan Anand is the Arjuna Award which he received in the year 2006 for his outstanding performance. Chetan Anand started his glorious career from a very early age. However, it was only in the year 2004 that Chetan Anand came into the forefront of international badminton championships.
52.  A eliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani has topped the Forbes list of ‘Global Game Changers’. Mukesh Ambani has been ranked at the top for his efforts to bring the internet to India’s masses. This is Forbes’ second annual Global Game Changers list and includes 25 “intrepid business leaders” who are known to transform their industries and effect changes to the lives of billions of people around the globe.
53.  C Vijay Ramniklal Rupani is an Indian politician from the Bharatiya Janata Party. He is the incumbent Chief Minister of Gujarat, a western state in India, since 7 August 2016 and a member of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly representing Rajkot West.
54.  C India accounts for over 70% of the world’s basmati rice production. A small portion of that is being grown organically. Organisations such as Kheti Virasat Mission are trying to increase the amount of basmati rice that is being grown in the Punjab in India.
55.  B Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state in the Republic of India as well as the most populous country subdivision in the world. The state, located in the northern region of the Indian subcontinent, has over 200 million inhabitants.
56.  A ncome Tax Department (ITD) has initiated Operation Clean Money to investigate tax evaders. As a part of the operation, the government has launched a website on ‘Operation Clean Money’ operation.

 

57.  A Mahmoud Abbas is the President of the State of Palestine and Palestinian National Authority.He has been the Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) since 11 November 2004, and Palestinian president since 15 January 2005 (Palestinian National Authority since 15 January 2005, and State of Palestine since 8 May 2005). Abbas is a member of the Fatah party.
58.  C Suzanna Arundhati Roy is an Indian author. She is best known for her novel The God of Small Things (1997), which won the Booker Prize for Fiction in 1997. This novel became the biggest-selling book by a nonexpatriate Indian author.
59.  B The 2nd meeting of National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR) has started in New Delhi from May 15-16, 2017 on the theme ‘Disaster Risk Reduction for Sustainable Development: Making India Resilient by 2030’.
60.  A ·         The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year. The Day highlights the importance of all caregivers in families, be it parents, grandparents or siblings and the importance of parental education for the welfare of children. It focuses on good practices for work-family balance to assist parents in their educational and caregiving roles.
61.  A Reema Lagoo, famous bollywood actress, passed away on 17th May 2017.She played many supportive roles in Hindi and Marathi Movies.
62.  C Indian teen Rifath Sharook from Tamil Nadu has designed the world’s lightest & smallest satellite named “KalamSat”. The satellite weighs only 64 grams and will be launched by NASA on June 21, 2017.
63.  B Javier Valdez (50), the renowned Mexican journalist and founder of Ríodoce, was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen on May 15, 2017 in the northwest state of Sinaloa in Mexico. He was a world famous journalist who authored several books on the drug trade, including “Narcoperiodismo” and “Los Morros del Narco”.
64.  A Ranthambore National Park is a vast wildlife reserve near the town of Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan, northern India. It is home to tigers, leopards and marsh crocodiles.
65.  A The Uttar Pradesh government has recently constituted “Maa committee” to check mid day meal quality in state-run primary schools to ensure that the students will get nutritious food prepared in hygienic conditions
66.  E Anshu Jamsenpa, the Indian mountaineer from Arunachal Pradesh, has scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to scale the Mount Everest for the fourth time.
67.  D A barometer is a scientific instrument used in meteorology to measure atmospheric pressure. A simple barometer consists of a long glass tube (closed at one end, open at the other) filled with mercury and turned upside down into a container of mercury.
68.  C Uma Bharti is an Indian politician and Cabinet Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation in the Union Government of India
69.  B International Museum Day is an international day a celebration that held every year on or around 18 May, coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). The event highlights a specific theme that changes every year and that is at the heart of the international museum community’s preoccupations.
70.  A BSNL has inked agreements with Facebook and MobiKwik in order to popularize the internet and its value added services among its customers. Further, BSNL has also signed a third MoU with Disney Land India to offer premium online gaming services to its mobile customers.
71.  C Jeev Milkha Singh is an Indian professional golfer who became the first player from India to join the European Tour in 1998.
72.  B Brand finance in its 2017 report that lists India’s 100 most valuable brands has named Tata Group as the most valuable brand in India at an estimated brand value of $13.1 billion. Brand Finance is a global brand valuation and strategy consultancy firm.
73.  B Bandaru Dattatraya, the Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment, will lead the Indian delegation to the 2017 G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meet, which is scheduled to be held at Bad Neuenahr in Germany on May 18-19, 2017.
74.  C Dr. Aravind Kumar Rengan, the Assistant Professor in Department of Biomedical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology – Hyderabad (IIT-H), has been awarded the prestigious Indian National Science Academy (INSA) medal in the Young Scientist category for 2017 for his research in cancer treatment.
75.  A Union environment minister Anil Madhav was Member of Parliament representing Madhya Pradesh. Dave was first elected to Rajya Sabha in 2009.  In 2016, he was sworn in as a minister with independent charge of environment, forest and climate change.
76.  A Adobe on Wednesday announced the appointment of Sunder Madakshira as Head of Marketing for its India business. Sunder is an active participant in various industry forums in India including ASSOCHAM, NASSCOM and CII, and an avid blogger.
77.  A Pranay Varada won the prestigious $50,000 National Geographic Bee competition.He is an eighth grader from Texas, was a runner up last year.He was declared the winner as he won the first tie breaker question.
78.  C Ayodhya Prasad Gaur is a corporate communications professional, theater artist, avid traveller, motivational speaker His novel “The Royal Blue” a biographical novel about the life and time of the last queen of Marwar, has been termed as the ‘first biographical novel’ in Hindi literature.
79.  B General Motors Co will stop selling cars in India from the end of this year, drawing a line under two decades of battling in one of the world’s most competitive markets where it has less than a one percent share of passenger car sales.
80.  A ·         Indian scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni has won the prestigious Dan David prize as recognition for his contributions made in the field of astronomy. Shrinivas Kulkarni, a professor of astrophysics and planetary science at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, is a pioneer in the field of time-domain astrophysics.
81.  A Scientists at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi have developed the device ‘Nasofilters’ which is capable of restricting up to 95% of dust and air pollutants. Involving a cost of Rs 10, it is the cheapest naso filter available.
82.  A The Vishakhapatnam railway station in Andhra Pradesh has been adjudged as the cleanest railway station among the 75 busiest stations in the country in category A1, followed by Secunderabad, Jammu Tawi, Vijayawada and Anand Vihar railway stations.
83.  E A Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar has banned open defecation and waste dumping on the floodplains of the Yamuna.An environment compensation of Rs 5,000 will be fined to who violated the order.
84.  A Kaziranga National Park is a national park in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of the state of Assam, India. The sanctuary, which hosts two-thirds of the world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses, is a World Heritage Site.
85.  C Indian cricket team has retained its top position in the latest ICC Test rankings with 123 points. Indian team has six points more than South Africa.
86.  C The 24th bilateral exercise involving Indian Navy and Republic of Singapore Navy has commenced in South China Sea. SIMBEX stands for “Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercises“. The exercise will start from May 18, 2017 and commence on May 24, 2017.
87.  C the annual joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise was held at Karwar under the guidance of the Western Naval Command to ensure better coordination between civil administration and the military immediately after a natural disaster, and efficient disaster relief efforts.
88.  A A team of scientists from the United States have discovered a possible cure for Ebola viruses. They have discovered the first natural human antibodies that are capable of neutralizing and protecting animals against all three major disease-causing ebola viruses. The findings could lead to the discovery of first effective ebola virus therapies and vaccines.
89.  B Japan’s government has approved a one-off bill which, if passed, will allow Emperor Akihito to abdicate. It says that on abdication, Crown Prince Naruhito would immediately take the Chrysanthemum Throne, but that neither he nor his successors would be allowed to abdicate under the same law.
90.  A Grand Master R.R. Laxman of Integral Coach Factory finished on top with 9.5 points to win the All India Open Rapid FIDE Rating Chess Tournament at the Kshudiram Anushilan Kendra on 18th May 2017.
91.  C Abhinav Bindra is an Indian professional shooter and businessman and is a World and Olympic champion in the 10 m Air Rifle event.
92.  B Indian Army received its first two ultra light howitzers from the US as part of an order for 145 long-range guns which will be mostly deployed along the border with China. The M-777 A-2 ultra-light howitzers (ULH), having a maximum range of 30 km and manufactured by the BAE Systems

 

93.  D The GST Council headed by finance Minister Arun Jaitley has finalised tax rates and has approved all the seven rules for the GST regime that is scheduled to be implemented from July 1.
94.  A India’s Sundaram Ravi has been appointed one of the on-field umpires for the opening match of the Champions Trophy beginning June 1.
95.  A Anant Gangaram Geete is an Indian politician and a member of the Shiv Sena political party in Maharashtra, India. He is a member of parliament of India and currently represents the Raigad constituency in Maharashtra.
96.  A From Devprayag to the Bay of Bengal, Ganga flows a distance of approximately 1550 miles (2500 kilometres). Its tributaries flow through parts of Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. In India it passes through Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal. The Hindus consider it to be the most sacred river.
97.  B The Whitley Awards are annual awards organized by the Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) to recognise and celebrate effective national and regional conservation leaders across the globe. It is also known as  “Green Oscars”.
98.  C Nanabhoy “Nani” Ardeshir Palkhivala was an Indian Jurist and Economist. His name is a byword in India’s legal world. A man of many and varied parts, he has crossed with ease the law’s narrow confines and has gone beyond into numerous other fields.
99.  B Muhammed Anas Yahiya from Kerala has qualified for the 2017 World Championships by beating his own national record with a time of 45.32 seconds in the men’s 400m race at the third leg of the Indian Grand Prix Athletics Meet meet at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. The entry standard for the World Championships stands at 45.50 seconds, which is scheduled to be held in London in August 2017.
100.                      A Sanjay Gubbi won the prestigious 2017 Whitley Award, popularly known as Green Oscars, for his work to protect tiger corridors in Karnataka

 

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