Weekly GK Quiz Capsule – May 22nd – May 28th

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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 22nd – June 28th

  1. Which team won the IPL 2017 finals?
A.    Mumbai Indians
B.     Rising Pune Supergiant
C.     Sunrisers Hyderabad
D.    Royal Challengers Bangalore
E.     Chennai Super Kings

 

  1. Who took the charge of Environment Ministry after sudden death of Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave?
A.    Arun Jaitely
B.     Sushma Swaraj
C.     Harsh Vardhan
D.    Pratibha Patil
E.     Rajnath Singh

 

  1. 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) award in the environmental engineering category has been won by which Indian Scholar?
A.    Tejas Kalra
B.     Alisha Hada
C.     Prateek Mehta
D.    Prashant Ranganathan
E.     Deepa Gehlot

 

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

 

  1. Which Bollywood actress won the humanitarian award for her philanthropic work in India?
A.    Madhuri Dixit
B.     Aishwarya Rai
C.     Hema Malini
D.    Anushka Sharma
E.     Jacqueline Fernandez

 

  1. What is the name of new microbe discovered by NASA in ISS?
A.    Solibacillus kalamii
B.     Solibacillus kalam
C.     Solibacillus abdulkalamii
D.    Solibacillus Abdulli
E.     None of the Above

 

  1. What is the name of high speed train launched by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu?
A.    Tejasavni Express
B.     Sahayta Express
C.     Karavali Express
D.    Tejas Express
E.     None of the above

 

  1. 8. When is International day of biological diversity observed?
A.    May 22
B.     May 20
C.     May 21
D.    May 23
E.     May 24

 

  1. Who has been appointed as Iran’s president for the second time?
A.    Nawaj Khamenei
B.     James phillips
C.     Ebrahim Raisi
D.    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
E.     Hassan Rouhani

 

  1. Which team won the 2017 Federation cup trophy?
A.    Bengaluru FC
B.     Mohun Bagan
C.     Chennai City
D.    Shillong Lajong
E.     East Bengal

 

11. Sania Nehwal is associated with which sports?

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

 

  1. US President calls for global isolation of which country?
A.    Iran
B.     Iraq
C.     Pakistan
D.    Afganistan
E.     None of the above

 

  1. What is the India’s rank in the 2017 Healthcare Access and Quality Index (HAQI)?

 

A.    144th
B.     134th
C.     154th
D.    164th
E.     124th

 

  1. Renowned photojournalist Stanley Greene hailed from which country?
A.    Japan
B.     United Nations
C.     China
D.    Indonesia
E.     Pakistan

 

  1. Who is the Union minister of Food Processing Industries of India?
A.    Anant Geete
B.     Arun Jaitely
C.     Devendra Kumar
D.    Sushma Swaraj
E.     Harsimrat Kaur Badal

 

  1. Sand Excavation in which river has been banned by Madhya Pradesh?
A.    Ganga
B.     Yamuna
C.     Narmada
D.    Mahanadi
E.     Alaknanda

 

  1. What is the name of committee that has recently recommended several measures for de-siltation of River Ganga?
A.    Clean Ganga committee
B.     Madhav Chitale committee
C.     Ram Mohan committee
D.    Shukla committee
E.     None of the above

 

  1. What is the name of new Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Operations)?
A.    Sri Ram Sukla
B.     PN Pradhan
C.     Nani Palkhivala
D.    Satish Dua
E.     A P Gaur

 

  1. Who bagged the Italian Open Men’s Singles Title?
A.    Alexander Zverev
B.     Muhammed Anas
C.     Novac Djokovic
D.    Indrajeet Singh
E.     Dominic Thiem

 

  1. Who has been titled as Premier League Player of the Year?
A.    Jan Vertonghen
B.     Everton’s Romelu Lukaku,
C.     N’Golo Kante
D.    Delle Alli
E.     Harry Kane

 

  1. In which city of India Paytm has launched its first physical bank?
A.    Mumbai
B.     Pune
C.     Hyderabad
D.    Bangalore
E.     Noida

 

  1. RBI will set up which committee to tackle bad loans?
A.    Oversight Committee
B.     Overnight Committee
C.     Bad loans Committee
D.    Reserve Committee
E.     None of the Above

 

  1. How many gold medals India won in South Asian Junior Table Tennis Championship?
A.    10
B.     14
C.     12
D.    13
E.     11

 

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

 

  1. When did India Joined the African Development Bank?
A.    1927
B.     1947
C.     1930
D.    1983
E.     1967

 

  1. Who inaugurated the 52nd Annual General Meeting of African Development Bank at Gandhinagar?
A.    Narendra Modi
B.     Sushma Swaraj
C.     Amit Shah
D.    Vijay Rupani
E.     Rajnath Singh

 

  1. What is the name of billionaire who will donate $130,790 a year to pay for expat prisoners’ tickets?
A.    Mohit Bhandari
B.     Firoz Merchant
C.     Firoz Shah
D.    Naveen Jindal
E.     None of the above

 

  1. 28. When is World Turtle Day observed?
A.    May 22
B.     May 20
C.     May 21
D.    May 23
E.     May 24

 

  1. What is the name of mobile app launched by Union Government for real time tracking of coal dispatch?
A.    Saral Eindhan Vitaran App
B.     Sugam Eindhan Vitaran App
C.     Eidhan Vitran App
D.    Sunischit Eidhan Vitaran App
E.     None of the Above

 

  1. Which Indian player won Gold in Asian Blitz Chess Championship?
A.    Soumya Swaminathan
B.     R. Vaishali
C.     M R Lalith Babu
D.    Vidit Santosh Gujrathi
E.     B Adhiban

 

31. Aparna Popat is associated with which sports?

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

 

  1. Madhya Pradesh Government has signed MoU with which IIT to develop happiness Index?
A.    IIT Indore
B.     IIT Jodhpur
C.     IIT Kharagpur
D.    IIT Mumbai
E.     None of the above

 

  1. Which is the largest steel producer company in world?
A.    India
B.     United Kingdom
C.     Pakistan
D.    Japan
E.     China

 

  1. In which country “Start Up India Summit” is being held?
A.    Japan
B.     United Nations
C.     Abu Dhabi
D.    Indonesia
E.     Pakistan

 

  1. Where is the 70th World Health Assembly being held?
A.    Geneva
B.     Zurich
C.     Chur
D.    Locamo
E.     Vevey

 

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

 

  1. A school in India has decided to make eco friendly toilets with help of waste plastic bottles. In which city of India is that school located?
A.    Jamshedpur
B.     Rishikesh
C.     Jodhpur
D.    Gurgaon
E.     Noida

 

  1. What is the name of new Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Operations)?
A.    Sri Ram Sukla
B.     PN Pradhan
C.     Nani Palkhivala
D.    Satish Dua
E.     A P Gaur

 

  1. Who is the author of the famous book God’s Bankers?
A.    Alexander Zverev
B.     Muhammed Anas
C.     Gerland Posner
D.    Meira Kumar
E.     Vikas Swarup

 

  1. India’s first IT worker union has been set up in which state?
A.    Tamil Naidu
B.     Madhya Pradesh
C.     Rajsthan
D.    Haryana
E.     New Delhi

 

  1. 2017 Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet (GRAM) is being hosted by which city?
A.    Mumbai
B.     Pune
C.     Hyderabad
D.    Bangalore
E.     Kota

 

  1. What is the name of committee which has submitted has its report on Scouts and Guides to the union government?
A.    Oversight Committee
B.     Overnight Committee
C.     Harsh Malhotra Committee
D.    Abhinav Mittal Committee
E.     Wadhya Committee

 

  1. What is the name of Indian cartoonist who won the 2017 World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) International President’s Award?
A.    Rohan Chakravarty
B.     Sudhir Ghose
C.     Sandeep Mehta
D.    Devesh Vyas
E.     Satish Pandey

 

  1. Ghughua Fossil National Park is located in which state of India?
A.    Rajasthan
B.     Madhya Pradesh
C.     Uttar Pardesh
D.    Chattisgarh
E.     Kerala

 

  1. Mattuhunny Mathews,who passed away recently, was the inspiration for which Bollywood Movie?
A.    Bhaag Milkh Baagh
B.     Neerja
C.     Airlift
D.    Guru
E.     Special 26

 

  1. Which country won the 2017 Ice Hockey World Championship tournament?
A.    United Kingdoms
B.     Sweden
C.     Russia
D.    Finland
E.     China

 

  1. Which Indian cricketer won the 2017 International Cricketer of the year award?
A.    Virat Kolhi
B.     Ravichandran Ashwin
C.     M S Dhoni
D.    Harbhajan Singh
E.     Ashish Nehra

 

  1. 48. When will be Commonwealth Day observed this year in India?
A.    May 22
B.     May 20
C.     May 21
D.    May 23
E.     May 24

 

  1. What is the name of mobile app launched by Union Government for active involvement of common man in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan?
A.    Swachh Bharat App
B.     Clean India App
C.     Saaf Bharat App
D.    Shining India App
E.     None of the Above

 

  1. What is the name of Nepal’s prime minister, who resigned recently honouring a power sharing understanding, reached between his party and the ruling partner Nepali Congress?
A.    Pushpa Kamal Dahal
B.     Sher Bahadur Deuba
C.     M R Lalith Babu
D.    Vidit Santosh Gujrathi
E.     B Adhiban

 

51. Roger Moore, who passed away recently, was associated with which field?

 

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

 

  1. What is the name of world’s largest aircraft, which has recently completed its test flight?
A.    Airlander 11
B.     Airlander 12
C.     Airlander 13
D.    Airlander 14
E.     Airlander 10

 

  1. Which country has officially recruited robot police officer in their forces?

 

A.    India
B.     Dubai
C.     Pakistan
D.    Japan
E.     China

 

  1. What is the name of world’s first philosophical novel on God?
A.    Confessions of a dying man
B.     Confessions of a dying mind
C.     The Blind Faith of atheism
D.    Confessions of dying women
E.     None of them

 

  1. In which city of India was the “OZONE2TECHNOLOGY” road show organised?
A.    Bhopal
B.     Agra
C.     Jaipur
D.    Raipur
E.     Indore

 

  1. Who has been elected as Director General of WHO?
A.    Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
B.     David Nabaro
C.     Sania Nishtar
D.    James Mathew
E.     None of the ABove

 

  1. What is the name of controversial Godman who passed away recently?
A.    Dayanand Swami
B.     Chanduswami
C.     Chandraswami
D.    Chandswami
E.     None of the Above

 

  1. When was World Health Organization established?
A.    7th April 1948
B.     7th April 1949
C.     7th April 1947
D.    8th April 1948
E.     8th April 1949

 

  1. Who is the author of the famous book 22 Days in India?
A.    Alexander Zverev
B.     Muhammed Anas
C.     Gerland Posner
D.    Anurag Mathur
E.     Vikas Swarup

 

  1. Which was the first IIT to be established in India?
A.    IIT Jodhpur
B.     IIT Mumbai
C.     IIT Indore
D.    IIT Jamshedpur
E.     IIT Kharagpur

 

  1. Five members have been added to minority panel by centre government. Which community is getting representation in the panel for the first time?
A.    Jain
B.     Sikh
C.     Parsi
D.    Muslim
E.     Bhuddist

 

  1. Union Cabinet has approved JDI between India and which country on cooperation of Alternative Medicine?
A.    USA
B.     Germany
C.     Japan
D.    Egypt
E.     Indonesia

 

  1. Which Indian Badminton player has been elected as member of BWF Athletes’ commission?
A.    Sania Nehwal
B.     Aparna Popat
C.     P V Sindhu
D.    Syed Modi
E.     None of the Above

 

  1. Pakke Tiger Reserve is located in which state of India?
A.    Rajasthan
B.     Madhya Pradesh
C.     Uttar Pardesh
D.    Arunchal Pradesh
E.     Kerala

 

 

  1. The National Museum in Delhi organized a exhibition to mark the safe return of three Indian stone sculptures from which country?
A.    Russia
B.     Brazil
C.     China
D.    Pakistan
E.     Australia

 

  1. Which country has recently banned 21 news channels and few news websites?
A.    Nauru
B.     Sweden
C.     Russia
D.    Egypt
E.     China

 

  1. What is the name of organization which will organize Hyperloop Pod Competition in Aug 2017?
A.    NASA
B.     Space X
C.     ISRO
D.    Space Apllication Centre
E.     None of the Above

 

  1. 68. India has signed MoU with which country on cooperation in organ transplant services?
A.    Germany
B.     Russia
C.     Spain
D.    South Africa
E.     USA

 

  1. The aqueous solution of which among the following acids is called Vinegar?
A.    Hydrochloric Acid
B.     Acetic Acid
C.     Citric Acid
D.    Oxalic Acid
E.     All of the above

 

  1. “Atoms can neither be created nor destroyed.” This principle was given by __?
A.    Archmidies
B.     Neils Bohr
C.     Dalton
D.    Edison
E.     None of the Above

 

71. Four Corners Monument is located in which country?

 

A.    United States
B.     India
C.     Africa
D.    Norway
E.     Russia

 

  1. In which of the following regions, maize is used as staple food ?
A.    Western Europe
B.     Middle Africa
C.     South East Asia
D.    Russia
E.     USA

 

  1. Which is the most crowded city according to UN Habitat Data?

 

A.    Dubai
B.     Mumbai
C.     Dhaka
D.    Kota
E.     Manila

 

  1. Which famous news channel has been blocked by Saudi Arabia, Egypt and UAE?
A.    Al Jazeera
B.     Al Arbiya
C.     Sky News
D.    Star News
E.     Zee News

 

  1. What is the name of new President of Ecuador ?
A.    Jorge Glas
B.     Lenin Moreno
C.     Internazionale Milano
D.    Rafel Moreno
E.     Guillermo Lasso

 

  1. The Union Cabinet has approved how much percentage of Central Road Fund (CRF) for development and maintenance of National Waterways (NWs)?
A.    2.1%
B.     2.6%
C.     2.3%
D.    2.4%
E.     2.5%

 

  1. India’s first underwater rail tunnel has completed under which river?
A.    Ganga
B.     Yamuna
C.     Hooghly
D.    Mahanadi
E.     Narmada

 

  1. Union cabinet has approved setting up of new AIIMS institute in which districts of Assam?
A.    Kamrup
B.     Hojai
C.     Sonitpur
D.    Baksa
E.     Goalpara

 

  1. Who is the author of the famous book “Durg Gatha”?
A.    Alexander Zverev
B.     Ayodhya Prasad Gaur
C.     Gerland Posner
D.    Deepak Nayyar
E.     Vikas Swarup

 

  1. Which famous bollywood actor inaugurated the Kashish International Queer film festival?
A.    Arjun Kapoor
B.     Amitabh Bachan
C.     Salman Khan
D.    Sharukh Khan
E.     Vivek Oberoi

 

  1. Which is the first Asian country to give legal status to same gender marriage?
A.    Pakistan
B.     India
C.     Jordan
D.    Taiwan
E.     China

 

  1. NATO stands for.
A.    North Atlantic Treaty Organization
B.     New Atlantic Treaty Organization
C.     North Atlas Treaty Organization
D.    North Atlantic Temporary Organization
E.     New Atlas Treaty Organization

 

  1. What is the name of web portal launched by Union Government for online documentation verification for students?
A.    E- Verification
B.     E-Samvad
C.     E-Sanad
D.    E- Scholar
E.     E-Sanchar

 

  1. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in which state of India?
A.    Rajasthan
B.     Madhya Pradesh
C.     Uttar Pardesh
D.    Assam
E.     Kerala

 

 

  1. Which city is hosting the 70th edition of World Health Assembly?
A.    Geneva
B.     Brazil
C.     New Delhi
D.    Bejing
E.     New York

 

  1. Which country has recently ratified International Solar Alliance (ISA) framework?
A.    Nauru
B.     Sweden
C.     Russia
D.    Germany
E.     China

 

  1. Which is the nodal body for start ups in India?
A.    Deaprtment of Technology
B.     Department  of Youth Affairs
C.      Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion
D.    Department of Home Affairs
E.     None of the Above

 

  1. 88. Who has become second Indian to be appointed as judge to US Circuit Court of Appeals?
A.    Shri Srinivasan
B.     Amul Thapar
C.     Deepak Bhandari
D.    Ajay Mertia
E.     Devesh Vyas

 

  1. Who has been appointed as the new chairman of Internet and Mobile Association of India ?
A.    Deep Kalra
B.     Umang Bedi
C.     Subho Roy
D.    Rajan Ananda
E.     Kunal Shah

 

  1. What is the scientific name for cobra lilies?
A.    Arisaema translucens
B.     Lilium develisum
C.     Lilium Candidum
D.    Lilum Tigrenam
E.     Lilium Lancifolium

 

91. Joshna Chinappa associated with which sports?

A.    Swimming
B.     Squash
C.     Archery
D.    Football
E.     Basketball

 

  1. Which country is hosting the 28th edition of 2017 North Atlantic Treaty Organization?
A.    Egypt
B.     India
C.     Belgium
D.    China
E.     South Africa

 

  1. Union Cabinet has approved which new policy, which will give preference to Make in India?
A.    Nation Made Policy
B.     National procurement policy
C.     New procurement policy
D.    Make In India policy
E.     None of the Above

 

  1. Dhola – Sadiya, the longest river bridge of India is located in which state?
A.    Bihar
B.     Uttar Pradesh
C.     Assam
D.    Haryana
E.     Madhya Pradesh

 

  1. Who has claimed the 2016-17 UEFA Europe league title?
A.    Manchester United
B.     Ajax
C.     Internazionale Milano
D.    Anderlecht
E.     Braga

 

  1. Who has been appointed as new Secretary of CBSE?
A.    Anurag Tripathy
B.     David Nabaro
C.     Sania Nishtar
D.    Sameer Vasisth
E.     Rajan Verma

 

  1. UP government has launched vaccination drive against which disease?
A.    Pneumonia
B.     Hepatitis B
C.     Hepatitis A
D.    Japanese Encephalitis
E.     Whooping Cough

 

  1. When was Khilafat Movment launched in India?
A.    1948
B.     1949
C.     1922
D.    1944
E.     1945

 

  1. Who is the author of the famous book “Faces and Places Professor”?
A.    Alexander Zverev
B.     Solomon Northup Pirates
C.     Gerland Posner
D.    Deepak Nayyar
E.     Vikas Swarup

 

  1. Central Government has banned Sale of which animal for slaughter?
A.    Cattle
B.     Pigs
C.     Goats
D.    Buffalo
E.     Elephnat

Weekly GK Quiz: Answers and Explanations

Answers Explanation
1.      A  Mumbai Indians won the title of IPL Champion 2017 by defeating Rising Pune by one run.
2.      C Union minister of Science and Technology

Harsh Vardhan took over the additional charge of the environment ministry after the death of Anil Madhav Dave.

3.      D In an event organized at Los Angeles in California, Indian student Prashant Ranganathan  won the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) award in the environmental engineering category for his innovation for fighting against pesticide and getting rid of its side effects through biodegradable use.
4.      B The main fauna of the Machiya Safari Park is located at Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Main Fauna of the park includes deer, desert fox, monitor lizard, blue bulls rabbits, wild cats, mongoose, monkeys, etc. There is also an exclusive bird watching point from where you can see a large number of birds.
5.      E Jacqueline Fernandez , the famous Bollywood actress has been awarded the International Humanitarian Award for her work in India and worldwide at the second annual Asian Voice Charity Awards.
6.      A A new microbe has been discovered by Scientists at NASA. They have named the new microbe after the much-loved Indian scientist and former President, APJ Abdul Kalam. Till date, the new organism, a bacteria, has been found only on the International Space Station (ISS) and has not been found on earth!
7.      D The much-awaited Tejas Express, which boasts several modern facilities on-board like LED TV and tea, coffee vending machine, will be on Monday flagged off from Mumbai to Goa by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.
8.      A The International Day for Biological Diversity is a United Nations–sanctioned international day for the promotion of biodiversity issues. It is currently held on May 22.
9.      E Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was announced as president of Iran for the second time on Friday, securing about 57 percent of the votes cast in Iran’s carefully vetted and stage-managed presidential election.
10.  A JSW Bengaluru FC was crowned champions of the 38th edition of the Federation Cup after the Blues defeated Mohun Bagan 2-0 at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack, Odisha on Sunday.
11.  B Saina Nehwal is a professional badminton singles player from India. Nehwal, the former world no. 1, has maintained her world ranking in the top ten since 2009. She has won over twenty international titles, which include ten Superseries titles
12.  A United States President Donald Trump on Sunday called out Iran for fuelling “sectarian conflict and terror”. He urged Muslim countries to deny sanctuary to extremists and called for the international isolation of Iran.
13.  C According to the latest Lancet report titled ‘Global Burden of Disease (GBD)’, India has been ranked 154th among 195 countries in the 2017 Healthcare Access and Quality Index (HAQI). The results have revealed that India, in spite of socio-economic growth in the given time-period, has not managed to achieve its goals in health care department.
14.  B Stanley Greene (52), an award-winning American photographer recently passed away. He was best known for his documentation of the conflict in Chechnya, between rebels and the Russian Armed Forces, which was compiled in his 2004 book “Open Wound”.
15.  A Harsimrat Kaur Badal is the Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing in the Government of India and member of parliament from Bathinda.
16.  C The State Government of Madhya Pradesh has put an indefinite ban on the sand excavation in the Narmada River.
17.  B The Madhav Chitale committee on de-siltation of River Ganga has recommended a slew of measures which includes study to guide de-silting activities, sand registry for de-silting and a technical institute to conduct the sediment budget, flood routing studies and confirm the necessity of the de-silting of section of the river.
18.  B Answer Explanation: Air Marshal PN Pradhan has been appointed as the new Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Operations), a key platform to ensure a high degree of synergy between the Armed forces.
19.  A Germany’s Alexander Zverev stunned World No. 2 Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win the Italian Open’s Men’s Singles title on Sunday, thus confirming his status as a French Open dangerman.
20.  C ·         Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante was named Player of the Year by the Premier League on Sunday, adding a third individual accolade to a list of achievements this season that includes winning a second consecutive Premier League title.
21.  E  Paytm has launched its first physical branch in Noida. The Paytm Payments Bank will be the first bank in the country to offer cashbacks on deposits.
22.  A The Reserve Bank of India has set a  Oversight Committee to make functional the banking ordinance, which was recently cleared by the Union Cabinet to amend the Banking Regulation Act for the sake of giving more powers to Reserve Bank of India for effectively dealing with non-performing assets (NPAs) in the banking sector.
23.  A In an outstanding performance at The South Asian Junior Table Tennis championship, the paddlers from India have won all the 10 Gold Medals on offer in this tournament. Apart from 10 gold medals, the Indian participants have also won 14 medals, thus taking the medal tally to 14.

 

24.  B Keoladeo National Park or Keoladeo Ghana National Park formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India is a famous avifauna sanctuary that hosts thousands of birds, especially during the winter season.
25.  D India had joined the African Development Bank (AfDB) in 1983. India is the fifth largest investor in Africa. Indo-African trade had doubled to reach USD 72 billion in the five year time period that ended in 2014-15. In 2015-16, it felled sharply to USD 56 billion. However, the presence of Indian private sector in Africa is noteworthy and amounts to USD 35 billion made in the sectors like automobile, drugs and pharmaceuticals, textiles, IT services, water treatment, petroleum refining etc.
26.  A Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the 52nd Annual General Meeting of the African Development Bank in Gandhinagar. The AGM will be held in from May 22-26. This is the first time that India is hosting the annual meetings of the AfDB and its sister institutions, including of finance ministers of member countries, who comprise the AfDB board of governors.
27.  B Firoz Merchant a Dubai based Indian will donate $130,790 a year to fund the return tickets of expatriate prisoners in Dubai.This fund will be extended to inmates who cannot afford to pay for their airfare.
28.  D World Turtle Day is observed on May 23, since 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue. The aim behind celebrating this day is to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive.
29.  A SEVA is a part of ‘Digital India’ initiative, which is aimed at increasing the consumer connect as well as transparency and accountability in coal dispatches.
30.  B India’s R Vaishali won the women’s title with eight points from nine rounds in the Asian Continental Blitz Chess Championship in Chengdu, China.
31.  B Aparna Popat is a former Indian badminton player. She was India’s national champion for a record equalling nine times when she won all the senior national championships between 1997 and 2006
32.  C Madhya Pradesh’s government and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has joined hands to develop a happiness index for “measuring the well-being of the people of MP”.
33.  E China is the largest steel producer in the world. India has recently bagged the second positon leaving behind Japan and US.
34.  C A two day “Start-Up India Summit” has been commenced in Abu Dhabi, UAE, today. This is the first “Start-Up Summit” being held in the UAE by the Consul General of India (CGI) in Dubai and Embassy of India in Abu Dhabi in partnership with iSPIRIT, a nonprofit think tank and supported by TiE, Dubai.
35.  A The 70th World Health Assembly which is the main decision-making body of the World Health Organization opened at Geneva.
36.  B The Yamuna which is also known as Jamuna or Jumna is the longest and the second largest tributary river of the Ganges (Ganga) in northern India..
37.  A A school in Jamshedpur is all set to have an environment-friendly toilet made of plastic bottles and other materials.
38.  B Air Marshal PN Pradhan has been appointed as the new Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Operations), a key platform to ensure a high degree of synergy between the Armed forces.
39.  C God’s Bankers has a rare exposé and an astounding saga marked by poisoned business titans, murdered prosecutors, mysterious deaths of private investigators, and questionable suicides; a carnival of characters from Popes and cardinals, financiers and mobsters, kings and prime ministers; and a set of moral and political circumstances that clarify not only the church’s aims and ambitions, but reflect the larger dilemmas of the world’s more recent history.
40.  A ·         Approximately 4.5% of employees in IT industries are expected to lose their jobs over the next few months which has led to India’s first IT union to come up in Tamil Naidu
41.  E The 2017 Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet (GRAM) has started at Kota, Rajasthan from May 24, 2017 to empower farmers with latest technical know-how and best practices. Malaysia is the partner country in the GRAM Kota 2017. The GRAM will provide a platform for Agri-firms to promote themselves and/or find promoters.
42.  C The 7-member high-level committee on Scouts and Guides under the chairmanship of Harsh Malhotra has submitted its final report to Minister for State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Vijay Goel. The Committee has suggested mandatory revamp of the Bharat Scout and Guides and Hindustan Scouts and Guides.
43.  A Rohan Chakravarty, a young Indian Wildlife and environment cartoonist, has won the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) International President’s Award in Manado, Indonesia for his efforts to inspire change and attitudes towards nature.
44.  B The Ghughua Fossil National Park is situated in Madhya Pradesh in which plant fossils belonging to 31 genera of 18 families have been identified. The park is blessed with priceless treasure of plant fossils which have been dated 65 million years old.
45.  C Mathunny Mathews (81), popularly known as ‘Toyota Sunny’, has recently passed away on May 20, 2017 played a key role in the safe evacuation of 1.7 lakh Indian nationals from the Emirate after Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi forces invaded Kuwait in 1990. He was the inspiration for ‘Airlift’, a Bollywood movie in which Akshay Kumar depicted Ranjit Katyal.
46.  B 2017 Ice Hockey World Championship has been won by Sweden. Sweden has won its 10th ice hockey world title.
47.  B India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Wednesday won the coveted International Cricketer of the Year award at the CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) International awards 2017.
48.  E Commonwealth day was observed in India on May 24.This year, the theme for the commonwealth day is “A Peace-Building Common Wealth”.
49.  A A Swachh Bharat app was launched at the National Museum here which would soon be rolled out for 116 ASI monuments across the country with the help of which visitors would be able to report garbage on the premises.
50.  A Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ today resigned after a brief stint of nine months, honouring a power sharing understanding reached between his party and the ruling partner Nepali Congress.
51.  C British actor Roger Moore, who played the much famed secret agent James Bond, has passed away at the age of 89. Roger Moore has acted as James Bond in seven films for 12 years between 1973 and 1985. His famous films include Live and Let Die and A View to a Kill.
52.  E Airlander 10 is hybrid ship i.e. it is a partly plane and partly airship filled with helium gas. It fuses technology from airplanes, helicopters and airships. It is 92-metre-long and 43.5m wide. It can fly at up to 6,100 metres and reach speeds of 148 kilometres per hour.
53.  B The world’s first operational robot police officer was officially inducted into the Dubai police force at the 4th Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC) on Sunday.This robot — or as it is know, the robocop — is around 5-foot tall and weighs a 100kg. It can not only identify hand gestures from a distance of up to 1.5 metres, but can also detect people’s emotions and facial expressions.
54.  B A young Indian IAS officer, Haulianlal Guite, who hails from country’s most remote areas of Manipur state has recently published a book titled “Confessions of a dying mind: the blind faith of atheism” in New Delhi.
55.  B Around 13 exhibitors showcased climate-friendly alternative technologies used for refrigeration and air-conditioning at a technology roadshow hosted by the Environment Ministry in Agra today.
56.  A Former Ethiopian Health Minister Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been elected as the new Director-General of the World Health Organisation.
57.  C Godman Chandraswami, died at 69 following multiple-organ failure at a hospital in Delhi. During the 1980s and most of the 90s, Chandraswami was courted by all, from socialites and the rich to the famous and the powerful.
58.  A The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that acts as a coordinating authority on international public health. Established on 7 April 1948, it succeeded the Health Organization, which was an agency of the League of Nations. It is a member of the United Nations Development Group and its headquarters are located at Geneva. WHO flag features the Rod of Asclepius as a symbol for healing.
59.  D Anurag Mathur was born in New Delhi and educated at Scindia School (Gwalior), St. Stephen’s College (Delhi), and the University of Tulsa (Oklahoma). He lived for three years in the U.S.A. before returning home to India to embark on a career in journalism and publishing. He now lives in New Delhi and contributes regularly to leading Indian magazines and newspapers. He is also the author of a travel guide called 22 Days in India.
60.  E ·         IIT Kharagpur, is recognized as an Institute of National Importance was established in 1951 by the Government of India. It was the first IIT to be established in the country.
61.  A This is for the first time that a Jain member will be part of the panel of the minority commission panel after the community was notified as ‘minority’ in January 2014.
62.  B The Union Cabinet on Wednesday has approved the Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) between Germany and India regarding cooperation in the sector of alternative medicine.The signing of the JDl will enhance bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the areas of traditional and alternative medicine
63.  C PV Sindhu became one of the members of the BWF Athletes’ Commission after the end of voting for the four places on the representative body, here on Wednesday.
64.  D Pakhui Tiger Reserve is a Project Tiger tiger reserve in the East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh in northeastern India. The 862 square kilometres reserve is protected by the Department of Environment and Forest of Arunachal Pradesh.
65.  E An exhibition “Return of the Three Stone Sculptures from Australia to India” was organized  in National Museum, Janpath, New Delhi.  It has been organised to mark the safe return of three stone sculptures (Seated Buddha; Worshippers of Buddha & Goddess Pratyangira) from Australia to India. These sculptures were purchased by National Gallery of Australia from the Nancy Wiener, New York in 2007 and Art of the Past, New York, 2005.
66.  A Egypt has blocked access to at least 21 news sites critical of the government, notably the Qatari channel Al-Jazeera, Huffington Post’s Arabic-language site HuffPost Arabi and the independent website Mada Masr.The state-run news agency Mena announced late on Wednesday night that 21 websites had been blocked because they were “spreading lies” and “supporting terrorism”. The full list of banned sites was not provided, but Mena added that legal action against the outlets was forthcoming.
67.  B The widely popular team, called Hyperloop India has collaborated with Bengaluru’s Workbench Projects to build the pod through the months of June and July. The ‘Hyperloop Pod Competition II‘ will take place between August 25 and 27 in Hawthorne, California. If the work is successfully completed on the pods, which are being built in Bengaluru, then we may soon witness it traverse through the mile-long vacuum tube built outside the SpaceX headquarters.
68.  C The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the National Transplant Organization, Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, Spain and the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India on cooperation in the field of Organ Transplant Services.
69.  B Vinegar is a liquid consisting of about 5–20% acetic acid (CH3COOH), water, and other trace chemicals, which may include flavorings. The acetic acid is produced by the fermentation of ethanol by acetic acid bacteria.[1] Vinegar is now mainly used as a cooking ingredient, or in pickling. As the most easily manufactured mild acid, it has historically had a great variety of industrial, medical, and domestic uses, some of which (such as its use as a general household cleaner) are still commonly practiced today..
70.  C The given principle is one of the postulates of the Dalton’s atomic theory given in 1803 by John Dalton. The postulates of Dalton’s atomic theory are as follows: 1. Elements consist of indivisible small particles (atoms). 2. All atoms of the same element are identical; different elements have different types of atom. 3. Atoms can neither be created nor destroyed. 4. ‘Compound elements’ (i.e. Compounds) are formed when atoms of different elements join in simple ratios to form ‘compound atoms’ (i.e. Molecules).
71.  A Four Corners Monument is the quadripoint meeting four states of US viz. Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. It is located in South-western United States and is the only point shared by four states in America. It is also a boundary between two semi-autonomous Native American governments viz. The Navajo Nation and Ute Mountain.
72.  B Maize or corn is a cereal crop that is grown widely throughout the world in a range of agroecological environments. The grains are rich in vitamins A, C and E, carbohydrates, and essential minerals, and contain 9% protein. They are also rich in dietary fiber and calories which are a good source of energy. (Staple food is the name for a food that can be stored easily, and eaten throughout the year.) It’s an important staple food for more than 1.2 billion people in Middle Africa.
73.  C World Economic Forum citing UN-Habitat data has named two Indian cities-Mumbai and Kota among the world’s most crowded cities. Dhaka has topped the list followed by India’s financial capital Mumbai. Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh has a population density of 44,500 people per square kilometre. Mumbai has a population density of 31,700 people per square kilometre. Another Indian city Kota in Rajasthan with 12,100 people per square kilometre has been ranked seventh in the list.
74.  A Al Jazeera has been blocked in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

The website of the Qatari-owned international news broadcaster could not be accessed in either country on Wednesday. Al Jazeera confirmed it had been blocked, but gave no further details.

75.  B Lenin Moreno has recently taken office as new President of Ecuador, after defeating his conservative rival & ex-banker Guillermo Lasso, by 2.3% in April’s runoff vote.
76.  E The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi has approved the allocation of 2.5% of Central Road Fund (CRF) for development and maintenance of National Waterways (NWs) by amending in the Central Road Fund Act (CRFA), 2000 will provide about Rs. 2000 crore per year to boost inland water transport
77.  C Answer Explanation: The boring of India’s first underwater rail tunnel under the Hooghly River for establishing metro link between Howrah and Kolkata has completed before its scheduled deadline of July 2017. The tunnel is 16.6 km long, out of which 10.8 km runs under the ground.
78.  A The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved setting up of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Kamrup district of Assam at a cost of Rs 1,123 crore.The announcement was made by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley after the cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
79.  B Durggatha is story about the last decades of the 17th Century, when Aurangzeb was spreading his rule of hatred, the dynasty of Marwar was facing its toughest challenge. Its ruler Jaswant Singh died while campaigning in Afghanistan, leaving no heir. This was an opportunity for Aurangzeb to impose his rule over the region. But one Rajput warrior displayed a rare combination of intelligence and reckless valor while fighting against the odds. This is the story of that soldier – this is an epic saga about Veer Durgadas.
80.  A Arjun Kapoor, along with Nisaba Godrej will light the ceremonial lamp and unveil the festival catalogue.  Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival brings together cinema from all over the globe for a relevant, important cause.
81.  D Taiwan has become the first Asian country to give legal status to same gender marriage. As of now South Africa is the only country in Africa to permit same-sex marriage.
82.  A The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between several North American and European states based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949.
83.  C The Union Government has recently launched online verification portal ‘e-Sanad’ to make the document verification process easier for students who are planning to study aboard. The portal is an initiative of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), in association with two other ministries — will initially be hosting school leaving certificates with the help of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
84.  E Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the dukki district of Kerala state in South India. It is one of twelve wildlife sanctuaries among the protected areas of Kerala.It is home to 34 species of Mammals.
85.  A The 70th edition of World Health Assembly (WHA70) has started in Geneva, Switzerland on May 22, 2017 and ends on May 31, 2017. J P Nadda, the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare of India is representing India in the summit.
86.  A Nauru, the world’s smallest republic, has become the sixth country to ratify the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Framework pact initiated by the Indian and French Governments at the climate change summit held at Paris in 2015.
87.  C The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), which is the nodal body for Start-up India, has amended the definition of a start-up. As per the new definition, an entity will be considered as a Start-Up if its turn over is less than Rs 25 crore and has not completed seven years from the date of its incorporation/registration.
88.  B nited States senate has confirmed Amul Thapar as a judge to the Cincinnati-based Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. With this appointment he has become only the second Indian-American judge of an appeals court. Thapar was confirmed by senate by a 52-44 vote.
89.  D Google’s vice-president for South East Asia and India, Rajan Anandan has been appointed as the new chairman of Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). Rajan will succeed  FreeCharge’s co-founder and chief executive officer Kunal Shah.
90.  A The cobra lilies have a distinctive translucent spathe. The indigenous Toda tribals of Nilgiris are capable of predicting the early arrival of monsoon from the blooming of the cobra lily’s ‘translucens’.
91.  B Joshna Chinappa is a squash player based in India. She reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 10 in July 2016
92.  C The 28th edition of North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit has started in Brussels, Belgium. The main agenda of the sumit will be terrorism.
93.  B he Union Cabinet Chaired by Prime Minister has given its approval for a national procurement policy that gives preference to ‘Make In India’ in government procurements. The policy aims to maintain the balance between promoting ‘Make in India’ and ensuring timely, quality and value-for-money products for the procuring government entities.
94.  C Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated India’s longest river bridge – the Dhola-Sadia Bridge in Assam. He has also renamed the bridge as Bhupen Hazarika Bridge. Dhola-Sadia Bridge is a three lane bridge stretching 9.15 kilometre built over river Lohit, which is a tributary of the Brahmaputra river.
95.  A Manchester United proved too strong for Ajax as a goal in each half won the 2017 UEFA Europa League to complete the English giants’ set of major UEFA club competition trophies.
96.  A The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has appointed Anurag Tripathy, a 1998 batch officer of Indian Railway personnel Service (IRPS) as the new secretary of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). He will hold the post for a period of five years.
97.  D With an aim to eradicate deadly Japanese Encephalitis that has so far killed thousands of children the Yogi government will launch a massive immunization programme from May 25 in 38 endemic districts..
98.  C The Khilafat movement (1919–22) was a pan-Islamic, political protest campaign launched by Muslims of British Raj to influence the British government not to abolish the Ottoman Caliphate. The movement occurred simultaneously with the Non-cooperation movement and were focused on increasing Hindu Muslim unity.
99.  D Faces and Places Professor brings together a selection of the author’s photographs that have been taken over the past four decades. Its title captures the essential idea of its dual theme. The focus is on people in their daily lives and on places that are of interest to visitors.
100.                      A ·         The Ministry of Environment and Forests have come up with new regulations that bans the sale of cattle for slaughter. The central regulation for cow protection has been notified at the backdrop of rising cases of violence against cow traders by Hindu vigilante groups. The rules have been notified under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960.

 

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