• Conquer GK: Your Weekly GK Quiz (15-21 Feb, 2017)

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    Conquer GK: Your Weekly GK Quiz (15-21 Feb, 2017)1. India and the ___________ have signed a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to allow more flights to boost tourism and trade in both the countries.
    a) Australia
    b) United Kingdom (UK)
    c) Japan
    d) China
    e) Pakistan

    2. Which among following is the largest freshwater lake in the country, has now become home to first of its kind loktak floating elementary school?
    a) Loktak lake
    b) Dal Lake
    c) Anasagar Lake
    d) Sukhna Lake
    e) Vembanad Lake

    3. Government has allocated Rs ________ crore to India Post Payments Bank for financial year 2017-18 as it gears up to set up 650 branches across country by September 2017.
    a) 520
    b) 400
    c) 550
    d) 500
    e) 650

    4. Who among the following has been elected President of the industry body Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM)?
    a) Nilesh Shivji Vikamsey
    b) Kiran Kumar Grandh
    c) Sandeep Jajodia
    d) Balkrishan Goenka
    e) None of these

    5. Where among the following is the first ever ITTF World Tour event in India has begun in New Delhi?
    a) Thyagaraj Sports Complex
    b) Siri Fort Sports Complex
    c) Yamuna Sports Complex
    d) Chilla Sports Complex
    e) Major Dhyanchand Sports Complex

    6. Recently, which of the following village has adopted by Rajya Sabha MP and Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar in Osmanabad (Maharashtra) under the ‘Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna’?
    a) Khutiya
    b) Deeh
    c) Donja
    d) Ghaziabad
    e) Patlod

    7. Where is the 2017 UNESCO Natural Heritage Festival was held from February 11th to 12th February, 2017?
    a) New Delhi
    b) Kolkata
    c) Gangtok
    d) Varanasi
    e) Himachal Pradesh

    8. Which among the following has declared as new district of West Bengal?
    a) Jhargram
    b) Ghatal
    c) Kalimpong
    d) Singur
    e) Asansol

    9. Who among the following has been concurrently accredited as the High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Rwanda, with residence in Kampala (Uganda)?
    a) Vipin Singh (IFS: 1998)
    b) Shri Ravi Shankar (IFS: 1995)
    c) Shri M. Sevala Naik (IFS: 1995)
    d) Praveen Bonigala (IFS: 1995)
    e) Anshuman Gaur (IFS: 2001)

    10. Who among the following cricketer has been provisionally suspended from all forms of cricket by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for violating its anti-corruption code?
    a) Najam Sethi
    b) Shahryar Khan
    c) Zaheer Abbas
    d) Haroon Rasheed
    e) Nasir Jamshed

    11. Who among the following has become new Test Captain of England?
    a) Alastair Cook
    b) Moeen Ali
    c) Joe Root
    d) Jake Ball
    e) Zafar Ansari

    12. Where is the headquarters of IDBI Bank located?
    a) Manipal
    b) Kolkata
    c) New Delhi
    d) Mumbai
    e) Bengaluru

    13. Who among the former Supreme Court Judge Justice has taken charge of the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA)?
    a) P.Govinda Menon
    b) Vikramajit Sen
    c) S.K. Das
    d) N. Chandrasekhara Aiyar
    e) Syed Fazi Ali

    14. Who among the following has appointed as new chief minister of Tamil Nadu?
    a) Edappadi K Palaniswami
    b) C Vidyasagar Rao
    c) Ottakarathevar Panneerselvam
    d) Dindigul C Sreenivasan
    e) Shashikala Om Prakash Saigal

    15. India has been ranked 143 out of ________ economies in the annual Index of Economic Freedom 2017 released by top US based Think Tank, The Heritage Foundation.
    a) 186
    b) 185
    c) 187
    d) 189
    e) 188

    16. Which among the following has doubled the quantum of loan that Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) can give against security of gold/ gold ornaments to Rs2 lakh. Earlier limit was Rs 1 Lakh.?
    a) World Bank
    b) NABARD
    c) Reserve Bank of India
    d) Sponsored Bank
    e) State Government

    17. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said it will reimburse banks the MDR on debit cards used for payment of tax and non-tax dues to the government of India. What is the full form of MDR?
    a) Marginal Discount Rate
    b) Merchant Discount Rate
    c) Marginal Discount Ratio
    d) Merchant Discount Ratio
    e) Marginal Discount Ratio

    18. Which of the following is the currency of Canada?
    a) Dollar
    b) Euro
    c) Dirham
    d) Pound
    e) Peso

    19. The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has extended the deadline for submitting Aadhaar number by its members till ___________.
    a) 1st March 2017
    b) 31st March 2018
    c) 31st August 2017
    d) 31st March 2017
    e) 31st March 2019

    20. Former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir (68) passed away in Kolkata on 19th February, 2017 after prolonged illness. Starting his legal career as an advocate in 1973, Kabir served as India’s _______ Chief Justice from September 2012 to July 2013.
    a) 40th
    b) 38th
    c) 39th
    d) 37th
    e) 26th

    Answers:
    1. b) United Kingdom (UK)
    2. a) Loktak lake
    3. d) 500
    4. c) Sandeep Jajodia
    5. a) Thyagaraj Sports Complex
    6. c) Donja
    7. e) Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in Sairopa, Himachal Pradesh
    8. c) Kalimpong
    9. b) Shri Ravi Shankar (IFS: 1995)
    10. e) Nasir Jamshed
    11. c) Joe Root
    12. d) Mumbai
    13. b) Vikramajit Sen
    14. a) Edappadi K Palaniswami
    15. a) 186
    16. c) Reserve Bank of India
    17. b) Merchant Discount Rate
    18. a) Dollar
    19. d) 31st March 2017
    20. c) 39th

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