• Conquer GK: Your Weekly GK Quiz (17-24 May, 2017)

    Posted on by in Current Affairs, Education & Training

    1. Who among the following has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of France?
    a) Jean-Marc Ayrault
    b) Manuel Valls
    c) Edouard Philippe
    d) Bernard Cazeneuve
    e) None of these

    2. Which of the following ministry has launched ‘Operation Clean Money Portal’ to keep a tab on dishonest citizens hiding their income from the authorities and government?
    a) Ministry of Home Affairs
    b) Ministry of Finance
    c) Ministry of External Affairs
    d) Ministry of Social Justice
    e) None of these

    3. The 14th GST Council meeting has been started in which of the following Indian City?
    a) Dehradun
    b) Dharamsala
    c) Shimla
    d) Srinagar
    e) None of these

    4. Who among the following has won the All India Open Rapid FIDE Rating Chess Tournament at the Kshudiram Anushilan Kendra, Kolkata, West Bengal?
    a) Pentala Harikrishna
    b) R R Laxman
    c) Darpan Inani
    d) Abhijit Kunte
    e) None of these

    5. The Union Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers has announced to establish the plastic park in which of the following city?
    a) Karnal
    b) Panipat
    c) Faridabad
    d) Rohtak
    e) None of these

    6. Amnesty International has launched a new global campaign named ______ to fight against what it said was a growing wave of attacks against those defending human rights.
    a) Strong
    b) Daredevil
    c) Brave
    d) Gallant
    e) None of these

    7. Who among the following Indian Activists has won the annual Whitley Awards 2017 for their works in the field of animal and bird conservation in India.
    a) Madhu Bhatnagar
    b) Purnima Devi Barman
    c) Vandana Shiva
    d) Medha Patkar
    e) None of these

    8. Who among the following has been appointed as the CEO of Paytm Payments Bank?
    a) Vijay Shekhar Sharma
    b) Karan Choudhury
    c) Renu Satti
    d) Medha Patkar
    e) None of these

    9. Who among the following has won the 2017 Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain?
    a) Sebastian Vettel
    b) Lewis Hamilton
    c) Daniel Ricciardo
    d) Valtteri Bottas
    e) None of these

    10. The Headquarters of IPHRC (Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission) of OIC has been inaugurated in which of the following country?
    a) Saudia Arabia
    b) Kuwait
    c) Oman
    d) Qatar
    e) None of these

    11. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has hiked the prize money of upcoming Champions Trophy 2017 (8th edition) which now carries a total prize money of ____.
    a) USD 2.2 million
    b) USD 2.5 million
    c) USD 4.5 million
    d) USD 4.0 million
    e) None of these

    12. In which of the following state Bus stands are equipped with air-conditioning facility?
    a) Uttar Pradesh
    b) Odisha
    c) Arunachal Pradesh
    d) Delhi
    e) None of these

    13. HDFC Life has entered into a banc assurance tie-up with which of the following bank to distribute its individual life insurance products?
    a) Lakshmi Vilas Bank
    b) IDFC Bank
    c) Catholic Syrian Bank
    d) Bandhan Bank
    e) None of these

    14. India has signed five agreements with which of the following country for cooperation in different areas including agriculture cooperation, health sector, Information Technology & Electronics?
    a) Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
    b) Kosovo
    c) South Ossetia
    d) Palestine
    e) None of these

    15. Who among the following Indian-American student has won the prestigious USD 50,000 National Geographic Bee competition?
    a) Samarth Gupta
    b) Anjana Murali
    c) Pranay Varada
    d) Shreya Ganeshan
    e) None of these

    16. The first ever “passenger ferry service” has been started between North Korea and which of the following other country to develop links and boost economic cooperation?
    a) Russia
    b) UK
    c) Iran
    d) Japan
    e) None of these

    17. Who among the following Woman pair has become the world’s first cricket pair (men’s or woman’s) to forge a 300 runs opening-wicket partnership in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) cricket?
    a) Niranjana Nagarajan & Anju Jain
    b) Karu Jain & Anjum Chopra
    c) Mithali Raj & Jhulan Goswami
    d) Deepti Sharma & Poonam Raut
    e) None of these

    18. Who among the following has been awarded the prestigious Indian National Science Academy (INSA) medal in the Young Scientist category for 2017?
    a) Aravind Kumar Rengan
    b) Brahmeshwar Mishra
    c) Bhalchandra Bagad
    d) Abhijit Pal
    e) None of these

    19. Who among the following has won the prestigious Dan David prize 2017 (Future category) for his contribution in the field of astronomy?
    a) Aziz Sancar
    b) Takaaki Kajita
    c) V. S. Naipaul
    d) Shrinivas Kulkarni
    e) None of these

    20. Who among the following Union Minister has given the additional charge of the ‘Environment Ministry’ due to death of the union environment Minister?
    a) Radha Mohan Singh
    b) Sushri Uma Bharati
    c) M Venkaiah Naidu
    d) Harsh Vardhan
    e) None of these

    Answers:

    1. c) Edouard Philippe

    2. b) Ministry of Finance

    3. d) Srinagar

    4. b) R R Laxman

    5. b) Panipat

    6. c) Brave

    7. b) Purnima Devi Barman

    8. c) Renu Satti

    9. b) Lewis Hamilton

    10. a) Saudia Arabia

    11. c) USD 4.5 million

    12. d) Delhi

    13. c) Catholic Syrian Bank

    14. d) Palestine

    15. c) Pranay Varada

    16. a) Russia

    17. d) Deepti Sharma & Poonam Raut

    18. a) Aravind Kumar Rengan

    19. d) Shrinivas Kulkarni

    20. d) Harsh Vardhan

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