Weekly GK Quiz Capsule

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 1st – May 7th

Weekly GK Quiz Capsule – 1

  1. When is the World Labour Day celebrated?
A.    1st May
B.     30th April
C.     1st June
D.    1st April


  1. Which is the most corrupt state of India according to CMS corruption study 2017?
A.    Karnataka
B.     Tamil Naidu
C.     Andhra Pradesh
D.    Punjab


  1. Which Country hosted Global Mobile Internet Conference?
A.    India
B.     Pakistan
C.     China
D.    Bangladesh


  1. Which former Indian minister has been named for Japanese Honour?
A.    Ashwani Kumar
B.     P.Chidambram
C.     L.K Advani
D.    Sushma Swaraj


  1. Which Indian sand artist won gold medal in Moscow competition?
A.    Nitish Bharti
B.     Sudarsan Pattnaik
C.     Rahul Arya
D.    Dev Kumar


  1. Which Indian city will run trial for country’s first ever electric taxi?
A.    Nagpur
B.     Jodhpur
C.     Manipur
D.    Surat


  1. Who has become the first-ever Indian racer to take pole in FIA Formula 3 European Championship?
A.    Alok Kumar
B.     Jehan Daruvala
C.     Siddharth Manchanda
D.    Satish Kaushik


8. Which city will host the 4th edition of National Standards Conclave (NSC)?

A.    Varodara
B.     Madurai
C.     Udaipur
D.    New Delhi


  1. Which country has completely banned mining of metals?
A.    El Salvador
B.     Namibia
C.     South Africa
D.    Mozambique


  1. Who bagged the title of Man of the tournament in 2017 T-20 Deaf and Dumb Asia Cup?
A.    Oravin Patil
B.     Samantha Pierre
C.     Ary Trava
D.    Yashwant Naidu


11. Who has become the first Indian actor to deliver a speech at the internationally acclaimed TED Talks?

A.    Shah Rukh Khan
B.     Amitabh Bachhan
C.     Akshay Kumar
D.    Aamir khan


  1. Vinu Chakravarthy, who passed away recently, was the renowned personality of which field?
A.    Sports
B.     Journalism
C.     Politics
D.    Film Industry


  1. Which of the following countries has launched the DAMPE (Dark Matter Particle Explorer) satellite?
A.    China
B.     Belgium
C.     South Africa
D.    Thailand


  1. White rust is an important fungal disease of?
A.    Mustard
B.     Rice
C.     Bajra
D.    Wheat


  1. Participation of women in MGNREGA is about?
A.    45%
B.     55%
C.     40%
D.    30%


  1. Who is the union health minister of India who recently launched Test & Treat policy for HIV patients?
A.    Sushma Swaraj
B.     Jagat Prakash Nadda
C.     Narendra Modi
D.    Amit Shah


  1. What was the theme of World Immunization Week 2017 ?
A.    Close the immunization gap
B.     Immunization saves lives
C.     Vaccines work
D.    Are you up to date?


  1. Which India state hosted country’s first ever athletics meet for transgender?
A.    Maharashtra
B.     Gujarat
C.     Rajasthan
D.    Kerala


  1. Who is the first Indian woman to drive Formula E racing car at a racetrack?
A.    Kirti Khare
B.     Gul Panag
C.     Milli Poonia
D.    None of the above


  1. Which Indian snooker player bagged silver medal in Asian Snooker Championship?
A.    Pankaj Advani
B.     Vaibhav Kumar
C.     Pallav Rawat
D.    Manu Singh

 Weekly GK Quiz Capsule – 2

  1. In which year did India and Turkey formerly establish diplomatic relations?
A.    1948
B.     1947
C.     1951
D.    1950


  1. What is the height of tallest flag pole in India?
A.    500 ft.
B.     424 ft.
C.     405 ft.
D.    360 ft.


  1. What is the highest military decoration awarded in India?
A.    Victoria Cross
B.     Maha Veer Chakra
C.     Param Veer Chakra
D.    Bharat Veer Chakra


  1. Which Chief Minister was recently awarded the prestigious USIBC Transformative Chief Minister Award?
A.    Chandrababu Naidu
B.     Vasundhra Raje
C.     Manohar Parrikar
D.    Naveen Patnaik


  1. The permissible tower radiation emission limit for mobile towers set by DoT is:
A.    4.5 watts/ sq m
B.     0.45 watts/ sq m
C.     44.5 watts/ sq m
D.    0.045 watts/ sq m


  1. Which is the largest city in UAE?
A.    Abu Dhabi
B.     Dubai
C.     Sharjah
D.    Ajman


  1. When is Maharashtra Divas Celebrated?
A.    June 30
B.     May 1
C.     May 30
D.    April 10


  1. 8. What is India’s GDP forecast for 2017, as per UN ‘ESCAP’ report?
A.    7.2%
B.     7.5%
C.     7.1%
D.    7.8%


  1. Who won the 2017 Men’s Singles Barcelona Open Tennis Tournament?
A.    Roger Federer
B.     Rafael Nadal
C.     Dominic Thiem
D.    Kei Nishikori


  1. Who has been appointed as the first woman President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)?
A.    Diya Mehta
B.     Shobana Kamineni
C.     Arya Trava
D.    Neeta Ambani


11. What is the name of Elon Musk’s company for merging Human brain with AI?

A.    DeepLink.
B.     The Boring Company
C.     Neuralink
D.    DeepBlue

  1. Which famous city became the first city in the world to have its own Microsoft font?
A.    Sydney
B.     Jerusalem
C.     Paris
D.    Dubai


  1. Who was awarded the INSA Young Scientist Award for the year 2017?
A.    Chandan Saha
B.     Sandeep Singh
C.     Prabeer Barpanda
D.    Sanjay Pratihar


  1. Who won the 19th edition of Women’s Asian Individual Squash Championships (AISC)-2017?
A.    Joshna Chinappa
B.     Saina Nehwal
C.     Dipika Pallikal
D.    Vicki Cardwell


  1. The new Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, Yusra Mardini hails from which of the following countries?
A.    Italy
B.     Greece
C.     Syria
D.    Romania


  1. The renowned mountain climber, Ueli Steck who passed away climbing Mount Everest hailed from which country?
A.    Sweden
B.     Germany
C.     Switzerland
D.    Turkey


  1. Which vehicle does ISRO uses to launch GSAT-09 satellite.
A.    GSLV Mark II
B.     GSLV Mark III
C.     GSLV Mark IV
D.    GSLV Mark V


  1. Who won the 2017 Men’s Doubles Tallahassee Challenger title?
A.    Leander Paes and Adil
B.     Shamasdin Leander Paes and Ramkumar Ramanathan
C.     Leander Paes and Blaz Rola
D.    Leander Paes and Scott Lipsky


  1. The National Anti-Child Labour Day is observed on which day in India?
A.    May 1
B.     April 30
C.     June 18
D.    July 11


  1. Who is the newly appointed Controller General of Accounts (CGA)?
A.    K. Vinayak Rao
B.     Anil Srivastava
C.     Jatindra Nath Swain
D.    Anthony Lianzuala


Weekly GK Quiz Capsule – 3

  1. Which Indian state becomes first to Use Automated Weather Stations (AWS) for Farmers?
A.    Maharashtra
B.     Sikkim
C.     Gujarat
D.    Rajasthan


  1. Which Indian state has recently launched ambulance services for cows?
A.    Karnataka
B.     Tamil Naidu
C.     Uttar Pradesh
D.    Punjab


  1. What is Indian cricket team’s ranking in ICC T-20 ?
A.    4th
B.     2nd
C.     1st
D.    3rd


  1. Who among the following is the CEO and MD of India’s most largest private bank ICICI ?
A.    Chandra Kochar
B.     Aditya Puri
C.     Shikha Sharma
D.    Romesh Sobti


  1. Which two apps have been launched by Union ministry of Road transport for enforcement of traffic rules?
A.    E-challan and m-parivahan
B.     M-chalan and E-parivahan
C.     Road app & safety app
D.    None of the above


  1. When is clean Ganga Pledge day observed?
A.    1st May
B.     2nd April
C.     1st June
D.    2nd May


  1. Saparman Sodimejo, world’s oldest man who recently passed away belonged to which country?
A.    India
B.     Indonesia
C.     Singapore
D.    Pakistan


  1. 8. Which ministry is celebrating “Swachhta Pakhwada” throughout the country?
A.    Union ministry of textiles
B.     Union ministry of youth affairs
C.     Union ministry of health and family welfare
D.    Union ministry of consumer affairs


  1. Which Union minister has launched “Vidya-Veerta abhyan” to honour war warriors?
A.    Mahipal Singh
B.     Amit Shah
C.     Sushma Swaraj
D.    Prakash Javadekar


  1. Which state has shifted financial year to January to December ?
A.    Madhya Pradesh
B.     Uttar Pradesh
C.     Kerala
D.    Karnataka


11. What is the full form of THAAD?

A.    Thermal High Altitude Area Defence
B.     Terminal High Altitude Area Defence
C.     Thermal Heat Altitude Area Defence
D.    Terminal Heat Altitude Area Defence


  1. What was the name of Nepal’s first female chief-justice?
A.    Sushila Karki
B.     Suhila Kumari
C.     Neetu Prajapat
D.    Mithila Karki


  1. India will give Rs 35 crore to Bangladesh in the next five years under which scheme?


A.    Muktijodha scholarship
B.     Ravjodha scholarship
C.     Ravmukti scholarship
D.    None of the above


  1. Indians having US visa can now get visa on arrival in which country?
A.    Dubai
B.     Bangladesh
C.     Pakistan
D.    Afganistan


  1. Shabana Azami starrer “The Black Prince” bagged which award in Houston International film festival?
A.    Best Film Award
B.     Special Jury Remi Award
C.     Best Screenplay Award
D.    None of the Above


  1. AIFF stands for?
A.    All International Football Federation
B.     All India Football Federation
C.     All Indonesia Football Federation
D.    All India Freedom Federation


  1. India plans to cut oil imports by 25% from which country?
A.    Iraq
B.     Saudi Arab
C.     Iran
D.    United Arab Emirates


  1. Which two communities of Odisha has been notified as SC after President Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent to the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Act, 2017?
A.    Tambuli and Tamlia
B.     Baira amd Bairagi
C.     Basor and  Burud
D.    Sualgiri and Swalgiri


  1. How much billion Worth of Black Money entered into India during 2005-2014 according to GFI?
A.    $670
B.     $770
C.     $870
D.    $970


  1. Indian Army has successfully test-fired advanced Block-III version of which missile?
A.    Brahmos Missile
B.     Amogha Missile
C.     Prithvi I
D.    Prithvi II

Weekly GK Quiz Capsule – 4

  1. World’s highest rail bridge to be constructed in which state of India?
A.    Maharashtra
B.     Sikkim
C.     Gujarat
D.    Jammu & Kashmir
E.     Rajasthan


  1. 2017 Men’s singles ITTF Challenge Seamaster Chile Open tournament has been bagged by which Indian table tennis player?
A.    Soumyajit Ghosh
B.     Shubhajit Saha
C.     Mahesh Bhupati
D.    Dennis Taylor
E.     Harbhajan Singh


  1. How much loan amount for power project in Andhra Pradesh has been approved by The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)?
A.    $ 155 million
B.     $170 million
C.     $ 160 million
D.    $130 million
E.     $140 million


  1. Who has been awarded the 2017 Avvaiyar Award?
A.    Chandra Kochar
B.     Aditya Puri
C.     Shikha Sharma
D.    Padma Venkataraman
E.     Romesh Sobti


  1. 2017 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize Ceremony is being hosted by which country?
A.    Indonesia
B.     India
C.     Pakistan
D.    China
E.     Japan


  1. When was World Tuna Day (WTD) observed by the United Nations (UN)?
A.    1st May
B.     2nd April
C.     1st June
D.    2nd May
E.     3rd May


  1. Which country is to launch its own encyclopaedia as a rival to Wikipedia and Britanica ?
A.    India
B.     Indonesia
C.     Singapore
D.    Pakistan
E.     China


  1. 8. Who will stand for India at the 2017 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC)?
A.    Mukul Rohtagi
B.     Manish Goswami
C.     Sheetal Xaxa
D.    Rajesh Kalra
E.     M.R Mehta


  1. The new Index of Industrial Production (IIP) series for India will be calculated on which base year?
A.    2002-03
B.     2003-04
C.     2009-10
D.    2011-12
E.     2015-16


  1. Who bagged the 2017 World Snooker Championship?
A.    Mark Selby
B.     John Higgins
C.     Jony Taylor
D.    Mark Taylor
E.     Steve Devis


11. Vijayawada Airport which has been granted International Airport status by Union Cabinet is located in which State?

A.    Madhya Pradesh
B.     Andhra Pradesh
C.     Kerala
D.    Rajasthan
E.     Bihar


  1. Which is the highest recognition in Indian cinema?
A.    Dada Saheb Phalke Award
B.     Filmfare Award
C.     Lifetime Achievement Award
D.    Golden Peacock Award
E.     Best Actor Award


  1. What does GI tag stands for?


A.    Genetic Index
B.     Geographical Index
C.     Genetic Information
D.    Geographical Indications
E.     Gene Indicator


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


  1. Where is Abdul Kalam Island located?
A.    Odhisha
B.     Mumbai
C.     Kanyakumari
D.    Goa
E.     Madurai


  1. India is the ______ largest producer of steel globally.
A.    First
B.     Third
C.     Second
D.    Fourth
E.     Fifth


  1. Which is the cleanest city of India according to Swachh Sarvekshan -2017?
A.    Indore
B.     Jodhpur
C.     Jaipur
D.    Mumbai
E.     Kanpur


  1. Which among the following is known as the peninsular river of India?
A.    Ganga
B.     Yamuna
C.     Brahamputra
D.    Chenab
E.     Mahanadi


  1. Who was the first Governor-General of Bengal?
A.    Warren Hastings
B.     Robert whales
C.     William Benticks
D.    Robert Hastings
E.     Wellesely


  1. Organs bile is stored in which of the following?
A.    Gall Bladder
B.     Appendix
C.     Pancreas
D.    Spleen
E.     None of the above


Weekly GK Quiz Capsule – 5

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


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


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


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


  1. 27th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is being hosted by which country?
A.    Indonesia
B.     India
C.     Pakistan
D.    China
E.     Switzerland


  1. When was World Asthma Day 2017 observed?
A.    May 2
B.     April 2
C.     May 1
D.    May 4
E.     April 30


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


8. What is India’s rank in FIFA world football ranking?

A.    100
B.     50
C.     80
D.    98
E.     20


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


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


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

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


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


  1. Who is the CM of Madhya Pradesh?


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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

Weekly GK Quiz Capsule 1: 
Answers and Explanations 

Answers Explanation
1.      A World Labour Day is celebrated every year on 1st may. It is the celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement, socialists, communists or anarchists.
2.      A A survey conducted by a NGO reveals that Karnataka stands first in a list of states supposed to be corrupt on the basis of people’s experience in paying bribes for public services.
3.      C The Global Mobile Internet Conference is organized every year Silicon Valley. Mobile executives, entrepreneurs, developers, and investors from around the globe and across platforms attend GMIC each year.
4.      A Former Union minister Ashwani Kumar has been selected by Japan for this year’s Spring Imperial Decorations, for his contribution to strengthening of bilateral ties and promotion of friendship between the two countries.
5.      B Sudarsan Pattnai, the world famous Indian sand artist from Odisha bagged the jury prize gold medal at the 10th Moscow Sand art Championship. The theme for the competition was “The world around us”.
6.      A Nagpur will experience India’s first electric taxi (e- taxi) trial from May 24, 2017. Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) will provide 200 taxis for this imitative. The e-taxi is one of the ambitious projects of the Union Government and forms as a part of its United Nations Development Program (UNDP) millennium goals to tackle pollution.
7.      B Jehan Daruvala has become the first Indian racer to occupy pole position in the FIA Formula 3 European Championships in the qualifying session for Round 2 in Monza, Italy.
8.      D The 4th edition of National Standards Conclave (NSC) will be held in New Delhi from May 1-2, 2017. The purpose of the conclave is to bring awareness and prepare Industries Central Government Ministries, State Governments, regulatory/standards setting and conformity assessment bodies on the growing importance of “Standards” in the changing scenario of global trade.
9.      A El Salvador has become the first country in the world to ban the mining of metals to protect water sources and the environment. According to the text published on April 27, 2017 in the official journal the law bans prospection, exploration, exploitation, extraction or processing of metallic minerals in El Salvador.
10.  D Yashwanth Naidu, a deaf and Dumb Cricketer from Andhra Pradesh, has been declared Man of the Tournament in the T-20 Asia Cup for his controlled bowling at Dhaka, Bangladesh.
11.  A Shah Rukh Khan has become the first Indian actor to deliver a speech at the internationally acclaimed TED Talks. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design.
12.  D Vinu Chakravarthy (71), the veteran Tamil actor and scriptwriter, has passed away in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He was famous for his unique stentorian voice and trade mark pauses in dialogue delivery.
13.  A The Dark Matter Particle Explorer, or DAMPE, is a Chinese Academy of Sciences satellite which was launched on 17 December 2015.
14.  A White rust is a disease in plants caused by the oomycete Albugo candida or one of its close relatives. Plants susceptible to this disease generally include members of the Brassica family.
15.  B  
16.  B Union Health minister Jagat Prakash Nadda, , has recently launched the Test and Treat policy for providing treatment to patients suffering from Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). According to this policy, anyone who is tested and found HIV positive will be provided Anti- Retroviral Therapy (ART) treatment free of cost. Center will sponsor this scheme.
17.  C World Immunization Week is observed every year from April 24-30. The aim to celebrate this week is to heighten public awareness about the critical importance of full immunization throughout life. Theme for 2017 week was “#VaccinesWork,”
18.  D Kerala successfully organised a sports meet for transgenders, the first of its sort in the country. At least 130 athletes belonging to the third sex participated in the event.
19.  B Famous actress and automobile enthusiast, Gul Panag has become the first Indian woman to drive a Formula E racing car. She drove the M4Electro at the Circuit de Calafat in Catalonia,Spain. The M4Electro is a Mahindra fourth generation Formula E race car and a Season 4 challenger.
20.  A ·         India’s top cueist Pankaj Advani bagged silver medal in Asian Snooker Championship Advani lost 3-6 in the final to his Chinese opponent and it meant that he could not become the first player to win both Asian titles in Billiards and Snooker in same calendar year.

Weekly GK Quiz Capsule 2: Answers and Explanations 

Answers Explanation
1.      A India and Turkey established diplomatic relations in 1948 in the summers after Indian Independence.
2.      D The country’s tallest flag pole is located at the Indo-Pak Attari Border and is 360 feet high.
3.      C The Param Veer Chakra (PVC) is India’s highest military decoration awarded to officers or enlisted personnel from all branches of the Indian military for displaying distinguished acts of valour during wartime. It is given for the “most conspicuous bravery or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice, in the presence of the enemy, whether on land, at sea, or in the air.”
4.      A The US-India Business Council (USIBC) has selected Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Chandrababu Naidu for the ‘Transformative Chief Minister Award’ for his role in advancing the US-India partnership at the state level.
5.      B In India, the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) has lowered the permissible tower emission at 0.45 W/sq m.
6.      B Dubai is the largest city in UAE.
7.      B Maharashtra Diwas is celebrated on May 1.
8.      C The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has released its annual flagship report ‘The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2017’ on May 1, 2017. As per the report, India is expected to achieve 7.1% GDP growth rate in 2017, as re-monetisation restores consumption, and infrastructure spending increases.
9.      B Rafael Nadal, a Spanish professional tennis player, has won the 2017 Men’s Singles Barcelona Open Tennis Tournament by defeating Dominic Thiem of Austria in the summit clash by 6-4, 6-1 in Barcelona, Spain.
10.  B Shobana Kamineni, executive vice chairperson of the Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited, has been appointed as first Woman President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). She succeeded Dr Naushad Forbes and will hold the position for the year 2017-18. Apart from her, Rakesh Bharti Mittal takes charge as President Designate and Uday Kotak has become the new CII Vice President. CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organisation, playing a proactive role in India’s development process.
11.  C Elon Musk is attempting to combat the rise of artificial intelligence with the launch of his latest venture, brain-computer interface company Neuralink.
12.  D Dubai has become the first city in the world to have its own Microsoft-designed font “Dubai Font”. The type face “Dubai Font” supports both Arabic and Latin script and will be available in 23 languages. It was created in partnership with Microsoft and is now available to Microsoft Office 365 users around the world. The font is available in three styles as ‘Dubai’, ‘Dubai Medium’ and ‘Dubai Light’. The new font was officially launched by the Dubai government on May 1, 2017 to reflect the city’s symbols of tolerance, happiness and respect, enabling people to express, communicate and connect.
13.  D Dr. Sanjay Pratihar, a scientist at Tezpur University, has been chosen for the prestigious Indian National Science Academy (INSA) medal for the Young Scientist Award for the year 2017 for his excellent contribution to multi-metal complexes, theoretical understanding, selective sensing of Hq2+ions and important applications in agriculture. The award, which consists of a bronze medal, a certificate and cash award of Rs. 25,000, will be given to him during INSA’s anniversary meeting scheduled in December 2017. The award of an Academy medal to a Young Scientist shall be made in recognition of notable contributions to any branch of science or technology, recognised by the Academy, on the basis of work carried out in India.
14.  A Joshna Chinappa has won the 19th edition of Women’s singles Asian Individual Squash Championships (AISC) by defeating compatriot Dipika Pallikal Karthik in the women’s final at the Express Avenue Mall in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on April 29, 2017. With this, she scripted history by becoming the first Indian to clinch the Asian Squash title.
15.  C Yusra Mardini, a Syrian woman who helped save a boat carrying fellow refugees, has been appointed a new Goodwill Ambassador for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to work harder for people seeking shelter from war. She is the Syrian refugee & Olympic athlete and has been granted asylum in Germany.
16.  C Ueli Steck (40), a renowned Swiss rock climber and mountaineer, has passed away on April 30, 2017 in an accident at a camp near Mount Everest in Nepal. At the time of his death, he was trying to climb the 25,791-foot Himalayan peak of Nuptse in preparation for an ambitious ascent of Everest
17.  A The South Asia satellite “GSAT-09” will be launched by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on May 5, 2017 to boost the development and economy of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations in the region. It will be launched into the orbit from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota using a Geostationary Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk-II launch vehicle.
18.  A The top-seeded Indo-American pair Leander Paes and Scott Lipsky has won the 2017 Tallahassee Challenger title of the men’s doubles by defeating Argentine third seeds Leonardo Mayer and Maximo Gonzalez by 4-6, 7-6, 10-7 in the summit clash in Florida
19.  B The National Anti-Child Labour Day is observed every year in India on April 30 to create awareness and educate the citizens about the hardships of the child labourers. It is also an effort to surface the responsibility we hold as social citizens. Apart from this, the International Labour Organization (ILO) also observes World Day against Child Labour every year on June 12 to raise awareness and activism to prevent child labour worldwide
20.  D Anthony Lianzuala, a 1982-batch Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS) Officer, took over as the new Controller General of Accounts (CGA) in New Delhi on May 1, 2017. With this, he became the first person from the North-Eastern Region to hold this position. The CGA is the apex Accounting Authority of the Central Government and exercises the powers of the President under Article 150 of the constitution for prescribing the forms of Accounts of the Union and State Governments on the advice of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

 Weekly GK Quiz Capsule 3: Answers and Explanations

Answers Explanation
1.      A The Automated Weather Stations (AWS) will help the farmers in measuring the wind direction, wind speed, air temperature, relative humidity, and record the amount of rainfall.
2.      C Uttar Pradesh has launched exclusive ambulance service for cows. This service would operate in Allahabad, Gorakhpur, Lucknow, Mathura and Varanasi, in collaboration with the MNREGA Mazdoor Kalyan Sanghathan, an organisation that works with farmers and labourers in the informal sector.
3.      A India has dropped two places to slip to fourth position in the ICC Twenty20 International team rankings.
4.      A Chanda Kochhar is the managing director and chief executive officer of ICICI Bank. She is known for her role in shaping retail banking in India
5.      A M-parivahan is a citizen-centric app that will facilitate access to various transport-related services. It will bring convenience to citizen and transparency in the system. eChallan is an integrated enforcement solution to manage traffic violations through mobile app and back-end web application, for use by the Traffic Police and Transport Enforcement Wing.
6.      D National Mission on Clean Ganga (NMCG) observed “Ganga Swachta Abhiyan” on 2nd May 2017 at 12 locations, namely- Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Bhagalpur, Sahibganj, Kolkata, Raj Ghat (Hardoi), Bithoor, Srinagar (Uttarakhand), Vidhur Kuti (Bijnor) and Devprayag.
7.      B aparman Sodimejo, also known as Mbah Ghoto, born on December 31, 1870 passed away at the age of 146. He belonged to Indonesia.
8.      A The Ministry of Textiles is observing Swachhta Pakhwada from May 1 15, 2017. The fortnight-long observance of programmes to spread the message of cleanliness and make it a part of our lives.
9.      D Vidya-Veerta Abhiyan’ is to promote nationalism among youth, This is an effort to send out a message that it’s not only soldiers but every citizen and every youth of this country is responsible for the safety of the country.
10.  A Madhya Pradesh has switched to the January-December financial year from the on going April-March cycle, with the state cabinet endorsing the move on Tuesday. The move breaks a 150-year tradition as India started adopting the April-March financial year from 1867.
11.  B Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) is a United States Army anti-ballistic missile system designed to shoot down short, medium, and intermediate range ballistic missiles in their terminal phase using a hit-to-kill approac
12.  A Sushila Karki was Nepal’s first female Supreme Court chief justice. She was recently in news as she was suspended after an impeachment motion was filed in parliament. She was accused of interfering with executive powers and issuing biased decisions.
13.  A India initiated the Muktijodha Scholarship Scheme in 2006 for descendants of the 1971 Freedom Fighters. Until now, more than 10,000 scholarships worth Tk 150 million have been disbursed.
14.  A Dubai has launched a visa-on-arrival facility for Indian nationals who have a valid United States visa or a green card
15.  B Hollywood film ‘The Black Prince’, featuring singer-poet Satinder Sartaaj and veteran actress Shabana Azmi, was awarded the Special Jury Remi Award at the 50th annual Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival
16.  B The All India Football Federation, also simply known as the AIFF, is the governing body of association football in India. IT was formed in 1948.
17.  C India plans to cut oil imports from Iran by about 25%.India is Iran’s top oil client after China, and last year imported about 510,000 bpd of crude from the country, according to shipping data in Thomson Reuters Eikon.India’s move comes over fight on rights to develop Iran’s huge Farzad B natural gas field


18.  D Sualgiri and Swalgiri communities of Odisha have been notified as Scheduled Castes after President Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent to the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Act, 2017.
19.  B US-based think tank Global Financial Integrity (GFI) in its report titled ‘Illicit Financial Flows to and from Developing Countries: 2005-2014’, has estimated that $770 billion worth of black money entered India during 2005-2014. During the same time period, the think tank estimates the exit of $165 billion in illicit money out of the country. It translates into 3% of India’s total trade of $5500.744 billion between the time period 2005-2014.
20.  A Indian Army has effectively test-fired advanced Block-III version of Brahmos cruise missile in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The Brahmos is a supersonic cruise missile developed by a joint-venture between Russia’s Mashinostroyenia and India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

Weekly GK Quiz Capsule 4: Answers and Explanations 

Answers Explanation
1.      D In around 2019, Jammu and Kashmir will have world’s highest railway bridge that is expected to be 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower.The bridge will connect Katra and Banihal.
2.      A Soumyajit Ghosh, an Indian table tennis player from West Bengal, has won the 2017 ITTF Challenge Seamaster Chile Open men’s singles event by defeating compatriot Anthony Amalraj in the final at Santiago. This was his first ITTF Pro title and he became the third Indian to win an ITTF event.
3.      C Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved $160 million loan for Andhra Pradesh power project. The objective of this project is to strengthen power transmission and distribution system in the state.
4.      D Padma Venkataraman, the chairperson of Women’s Indian Association (WIA) has been awarded the 017 Avvaiyar Award by the Tamil Nadu government for her efforts in the areas of women’s welfare and rehabilitation of leprosy-affected persons for the past 30 years.
5.      A Indonesia is hosting the World Press Freedom Day main event and the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize Ceremony in Jakarta, Indonesia from May 1-4, 2017.
6.      D The United Nations has marked the first World Tuna Day (WTD) on May 2, 2017 to conserve one of the globe’s most popular fish to be caught and eaten Tuna plays a critical role in sustainable development, food security, economic opportunity, and livelihoods of people around the world.
7.      E China is planning to launch its own online encyclopaedia next year rivalling Wikipedia and Britain’s Encyclopaedia Britannica. The main motto of this plan is to guide public thought.
8.      A Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi will guard India’s record on rights abuses, minority and religious rights at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Switzerland on May 4, 2017.
9.      D India’s Chief Statistician and MOSPI Secretary, T C A Anant, will launch the new series of Index of Industrial Production (IIP) with a base year 2011-12 on May 9, 2017 with an aim to map economic activities more accurately. The new data is expected to provide a more realistic and reliable growth in production.
10.  A Mark Anthony Selby, an English professional snooker player from Leicester, has won the 2017 World Snooker Championship by beating John Higgins 18–15 in the final at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.
11.  B Vijayawada Airport has been granted international airport status by the Union Cabinet. The approval was given as per provisions of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014.
12.  A The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India’s highest award in cinema. It is presented annually at the National Film Awards ceremony by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organisation set up by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting..
13.  D Geographical Indications of Goods are defined as that aspect of industrial property which refers to the geographical indication referring to a country or to a place situated therein as being the country or place of origin of that product. Typically, such a name conveys an assurance of quality and distinctiveness.
14.  E Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Governors meeting will be hosted by Japan from May 4 to 7, 2017 in Yokohama, Tokyo. The theme of the meeting is ‘Building Together the Prosperity of Asia.’ The event will emphasis issues such as regional cooperation, trade, financial and economic connectivity across Asia and the Pacific, small and medium sized enterprises, sustainable and inclusive cities, and employment.
15.  A To inspire youngsters to work dedicatedly for the scientific research, the state government of Odisha has renamed the Wheeler Island in Bhadrak district as Abdul Kalam Island as a humble tribute to former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. The Integrated Test Range missile testing facility is located on the island.
16.  B India is the third largest producer of steel globally. The steel sector is contributing to about 2% of the country’s GDP.  India had produced 100 Million Tonnes (MT) of steel in 2016-17.
17.  A Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu has announced the Cleanest Cities in the Country and the fastest moving cities on sanitation ladder under Swachh Sarvekshan-2017.
18.  E Peninsula rivers such as the Mahanadi, the Godavari, the Krishna and the Kaveri flow eastwards and drain into the Bay of Bengal. These rivers make delta at their mouths.
19.  A Warren Hastings, was the first Governor of the Presidency of Fort William, the head of the Supreme Council of Bengal, and thereby the first de facto Governor-General of India from 1772 to 1785
20.  D ·         The gallbladder is pouch like structure that is located under the liver. The gallbladder stores bile produced by the liver. Before a meal, the gallbladder may be full of bile and about the size of a small pear whereas after meals the gallbladder is empty and flat, like a deflated balloon.

Weekly GK Quiz Capsule 5: Answers and Explanations 

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

The Weekly GK Quiz Capsule has been compiled by Sagrika Mehta