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

    Posted on by in Current Affairs, Education & Training

    1. Who among the following has been appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador of UNHCR (UN High Commissioner for Refugees)?
    a) Greece
    b) Yusra Mardini
    c) Syria
    d) Cyprus
    e) None of these

    2. Recently, India has signed three agreements on diplomacy, cultural exchange and on telecommunication with which of the following country?
    a) Turkey
    b) Lebanon
    c) Syria
    d) Cyprus
    e) None of these

    3. Which of the following city becomes the first city in world to get its own Microsoft Font?
    a) Paris
    b) California
    c) Dubai
    d) Cyprus
    e) None of these

    4. Who among the following has been appointed as the new chairman of parliament’s Public Accounts Committee(PAC) of India?
    a) B. Sreeramulu
    b) Mallikarjun Kharge
    c) Sadananda Gowda
    d) Nalin Kumar Kateel
    e) None of these

    5. Which of the following state government has decided to set up 15 integrated solid waste management clusters to deal with solid waste in urban areas?
    a) Punjab
    b) Maharashtra
    c) Haryana
    d) Andhra Pradesh
    e) None of these

    6. Who among the following has been appointed as the as the new President of CII (Confederation of Indian Industry)?
    a) Sujith Haridas
    b) Deepa Chwgule
    c) Shobana Kamineni
    d) Rati Forbes
    e) None of these

    7. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved $ 160 million loans for which of the following Indian State?
    a) Andhra Pradesh
    b) Rajasthan
    c) Madhya Pradesh
    d) Telangana
    e) None of these

    8. Who among the following actress has been awarded the Special Jury Remi Award at the 50th annual World fest-Houston International Film Festival (WHIFF)?
    a) Mala Sinha
    b) Saira Banu
    c) Shabana Azmi
    d) Madhuri Dixit
    e) None of these

    9. Who among the following has won the 2017 Formula One race at Russian Grand Prix?
    a) Valtteri Bottas
    b) Daniel Ricciardo
    c) Lewis Hamilton
    d) Sebastian Vettel
    e) None of these

    10. Who among the following has been bestowed with the Avvaiyar Award 2017?
    a) Sarada Menon
    b) K Palaniswami
    c) V Shantha
    d) Padma Venkataraman
    e) None of these

    11. Which of the following city has been ranked as the cleanest city of India?
    a) Indore
    b) Bhopal
    c) Vishakhapatnam
    d) Chandigarh
    e) None of these

    12. Which of the following airport has become the International Airport?
    a) Cochin Airport
    b) Bag Dogra Airport
    c) Vijayawada Airport
    d) Madurai Airport
    e) None of these

    13. According to Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s latest report “Asian Development Outlook 2017”, what is India’s GDP growth forecast for FY 18,?
    a) 7.4%
    b) 8%
    c) 5.9%
    d) 6%
    e) None of the above

    14. Which of the following state government has launched a mobile app and website to help skilled and semi-skilled workers find jobs?
    a) Himachal Pradesh
    b) Rajasthan
    c) Jammu and Kashmir
    d) West Bengal
    e) None of these

    15. Who among the following has been appointed as the chairman of the country’s largest commercial enterprise Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL)?
    a) Kishore Kharat
    b) Mahesh Mittal
    c) S.B. Nayar
    d) Sanjiv Singh
    e) None of these

    16. Which of the following ministry has launched the web portal for obtaining Coastal Regulation Zone clearances in New Delhi?
    a) Ministry of Sanitation
    b) Ministry of Environment
    c) Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
    d) Ministry of Health
    e) None of these

    17. Which of the following has become the first Indian state to switch to the January-December financial year?
    a) Haryana
    b) Madhya Pradesh
    c) Uttar Pradesh
    d) Maharashtra
    e) None of these

    18. The ‘World Press Freedom Day’ is observed on 3rd May every year across the worlD. What is the theme for the year 2017?
    a) Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies
    b) Let Journalism Thrive! Towards Better Reporting, Gender Equality, & Media Safety in the Digital Age
    c) Media Freedom for a Better Future: Shaping the post-2015 Development Agenda
    d) Turbulent Eras: Generational Perspectives on Freedom of the Press
    e) None of the above

    19. Which of the following android app has been developed by Space Applications Centre (SAC), ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) for the computation of solar energy potential?
    a) Solar Education
    b) Solar Radio
    c) Solar Games
    d) Solar Calculator
    e) None of these

    20. Which of the following team has won the title of I-League 2017?
    a) Shillong Lajong
    b) Aizawl
    c) Churchill Brothers
    d) Minerva Punjab
    e) None of these

    Answers:

    1. b) Yusra Mardini

    2. a) Turkey

    3. c) Dubai

    4. b) Mallikarjun Kharge

    5. c) Haryana

    6. c) Shobana Kamineni

    7. a) Andhra Pradesh

    8. c) Shabana Azmi

    9. a) Valtteri Bottas

    10. d) Padma Venkataraman

    11. a) Indore

    12. c) Vijayawada Airport

    13. a) 7.4%

    14. a) Himachal Pradesh

    15. d) Sanjiv Singh

    16. b) Ministry of Environment

    17. b) Madhya Pradesh

    18. a) Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies

    19. d) Solar Calculator

    20. b) Aizawl

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