• Conquer GK: Your Weekly GK Quiz (1-8 March, 2017)

    Posted on by in Current Affairs, Education & Training

    1. Who among the following has been appointed as the new spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)?
    a) Gopal Baglay
    b) Vikas Swarup
    c) Mahesh Mittal
    d) S.B. Nayar
    e) None of these

    2. The Union Railways minister Suresh Prabhu has flagged off via video conferencing new ‘Humsafar Express’ between which of the following cities?
    a) Howrah and Mumbai
    b) Kanpur and Chennai
    c) Ernakulam and Howrah
    d) Sriganganagar and Tiruchirapalli
    e) None of these

    3. P. Shiv Shankar, who passed away recently was related to which of the following field?
    a) Music
    b) Athletics
    c) Politics
    d) Films
    e) None of these

    4. Who among the following has been appointed as the Brand Ambassador of “Sightsavers”?
    a) Kabir Bedi
    b) Nawazuddin Siddiqui
    c) Kiran Bedi
    d) Aamir Khan
    e) None of these

    5. Which among the following country will offer the world’s first university course to train intelligence analysts to fight cyber-crime?
    a) Japan
    b) Australia
    c) India
    d) North Korea
    e) China

    6. Tarak Mehta, who passed away recently was the noted play writer of which of the following language?
    a) Bengali
    b) Telegu
    c) Gujarati
    d) Marathi
    e) Oriya

    7. India and Israel hold a series of events to celebrate _______ years of establishment of their diplomatic ties.
    a) 30
    b) 27
    c) 25
    d) 26
    e) 28

    8. India successfully test-fired which of the following missile from the Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast after receiving commands from the radars on the incoming missile?
    a) Prithvi
    b) Barak 8
    c) Astra
    d) Agni-V
    e) Agni-IV

    9. Who among the following Indian Shooter has clinched gold at the event of ISSF World Cup in New Delhi?
    a) Jitu Rai
    b) Amanpreet Singh
    c) Gagan Narang
    d) Chain Singh
    e) None of these

    10. Which of the following Online Payment App has launched an online shopping portal?
    a) BHIM
    b) Freecharge
    c) PayUMoney
    d) Paytm
    e) Instamojo

    11. Who among the following has been appointed as the chairman of the country’s largest commercial enterprise Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL)?
    a) Arun Kumar Singh
    b) Kishore Kharat
    c) Sanjiv Singh
    d) Navtej Sarna
    e) J S Deepak

    12. Which of the following state/UT government has signed an agreement with “Invest India” the National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency of the Union ministry of commerce and industries?
    a) Bihar government
    b) Punjab government
    c) Gujarat government
    d) Delhi government
    e) Odisha government

    13. Who among the following has been appointed as the head coach of the Indian Under-17 team for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup?
    a) Nicolai Adam
    b) Luis Norton de Matos
    c) Antonio Livramento
    d) Vitor Hugo da Silva
    e) Agostinho Oliveira

    14. Which of the following country has decided to cancel visa-free entry for North Koreans due to National security reasons?
    a) China
    b) Pakistan
    c) Malaysia
    d) India
    e) Sri Lanka

    15. Which of the following has been appointed as the prime minister of Sudan for the first time since 1989?
    a) Hassan Saleh
    b) Lual Achuil Deng
    c) Omar Hassan al-Bashir
    d) Sadiq al-Mahdi
    e) None of these

    16. National Defence Day is observed on ________ every year in India.
    a) 2nd March
    b) 1st March
    c) 3rd March
    d) 8th March
    e) 5th March

    17. What is the currency of Syria?
    a) Pound
    b) Euro
    c) Dollar
    d) Dinar
    e) None of these

    18. The two-day Film Festival has been started in which of the following city of Assam?
    a) Jorhat
    b) Silchar
    c) Dispur
    d) Guwahati
    e) Tezpur

    19. Raymond Kopa, who passed away recently was related to which of the following sport?
    a) Boxing
    b) Tennis
    c) Cricket
    d) Football
    e) Busket Ball

    20. The country’s largest bank State Bank of India (SBI) has decided to reintroduce penalty on non-maintenance of minimum balance in accounts from 1st of April, ______.
    a) 2022
    b) 2017
    c) 2018
    d) 2019
    e) 2020

    Answers:

    1. a) Gopal Baglay
    2. d) Sriganganagar and Tiruchirapalli
    3. c) Politics
    4. a) Kabir Bedi
    5. b) Australia
    6. c) Gujarati
    7. c) 25
    8. a) Prithvi
    9. a) Jitu Rai
    10. d) Paytm
    11. c) Sanjiv Singh
    12. e) Odisha government
    13. b) Luis Norton de Matos
    14. c) Malaysia
    15. a) Hassan Saleh
    16. c) 3rd March
    17. a) Pound
    18. d) Guwahati
    19. d) Football
    20. b) 2017

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