• Conquer GK: Your Weekly GK Quiz (23-31 March, 2017)

    Posted on by in Current Affairs, Education & Training

    1. Which of the following state government has launched initiatives to develop Majuli as India’s first carbon neutral  district and as a biodiversity heritage?
    a) Haryana
    b) Assam
    c) Gujarat
    d) Odisha
    e) None of these

    2. Who among the following has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the International Cricket Council (ICC)?
    a) Ankur Khanna
    b) Amit Agarwal
    c) Ashwani Lohani
    d) Dave Richardson
    e) None of these

    3. Who among the following has clinched his first men’s double trap event at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Acapulco, Mexico?
    a) Manavjit Singh Sandhu
    b) Ying Qui
    c) James Willet
    d) Ankur Mittal
    e) None of these

    4. Which of the following state government has signed an MoU with State Bank of India (SBI) to provide Housing and Educational loan at subsidized interest rates to the employees of the state government?
    a) Assam Government
    b) Haryana Government
    c) Bihar Government
    d) Mizoram Government
    e) None of these

    5. Who among the following has been appointed as the full-time interim Director General (IDG) of the International Solar Alliance (ISA)?
    a) Mahendra Jain
    b) Pradeep Singh Kharola
    c) Subodh Yadav
    d) Upendra Tripathy
    e) None of these

    6. India has ranked ____ out of 188 countries in the 2016 Human Development Report (HDR) in the latest released report of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
    a) 128
    b) 131
    c) 152
    d) 140
    e) None of these

    7. World water day is celebrated annually on 22nd March. What is the theme for the year 2017?
    a) Water is Life
    b) Water and Sustainable Development
    c) Better Water, Better Jobs
    d) Why Wastewater?
    e) None of these

    8. Who among the following has been conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 6th National Photography Awards organized by the photo division of the I&B ministry in New Delhi?
    a) Atul Kasbekar
    b) Arko Datta
    c) Raghu Rai
    d) L. Shankar
    e) None of these

    9. Asokamitran, who passed away recently was related to which of the following field?
    a) Singer
    b) Dancer
    c) Writer
    d) Journalist
    e) None of these

    10. Which of the following Indian City is not included in the list of List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites?
    a) Ahmedabad
    b) Delhi
    c) Jaipur
    d) Kolkata
    e) None of these

    11. The World Meteorological Day is observed globally on 23rd March. What is the theme for the year 2017?
    a) Weather and climate: engaging youth
    b) Hotter, drier, wetter. Face the Future
    c) Understanding Clouds
    d) Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management
    e) None of these

    12. The “World Tuberculosis Day” is observed every year on 24th March. What is the theme for the year 2017?
    a) Gear up to end TB
    b) Unite to End TB
    c) Innovate to accelerate action
    d) Stop TB, fight poverty
    e) None of these

    13.  The World Bank has signed how much amount of credit agreement with the Centre and Uttarakhand to improve quality of health care services in all 13 districts of the state?
    a) USD 100 million
    b) USD 150 million
    c) USD 200 million
    d) USD 50 million
    e) None of these

    14. The Government has decided to open a Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) in which of the following Indian state?
    a) Meghalaya
    b) Telangana
    c) Madhya Pradesh
    d) Andhra Pradesh
    e) None of these

    15. Who among the following has been awarded the 2017 Abel prize for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets”?
    a) Gilles Pisier
    b) Yves Meyer
    c) Hélène Esnault
    d) Pierre Pansu
    e) None of these

    16. The International Olympic Committee has entered into a long-term partnership with which of the following Chinese firm through 2028 at the World Economic Forum?
    a) Womai
    b) Beibei
    c) Alibaba
    d) OkBuy
    e) None of these

    17. Which of the following Bank has launched a unique credit card ‘Unnati’ to spread credit inclusions?
    a) RBI
    b) PNB
    c) SBI
    d) BOB
    e) None of these

    18. Gurdev Singh Badal, who passed away recently was the former minister of which of the following Indian state?
    a) Chhattisgarh
    b) Uttarakhand
    c) Delhi
    d) Punjab
    e) None of these

    19. Who among the following has become India’s 46th Grandmaster in Chess?
    a) S. Arun Prasad
    b) Srinath Narayanan
    c) B. Adhiban
    d) Ashwin Jayaram
    e) None of these

    20. The Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has inaugurated high-speed rail wire Wi-Fi facility in which of the following Indian state?
    a) Bihar
    b) Harayana
    c) Delhi
    d) Punjab
    e) None of these

    Answers:

    1. b) Assam

    2. a) Ankur Khanna

    3. d) Ankur Mittal

    4. a) Assam Government

    5. d) Upendra Tripathy

    6. b) 131

    7. d) Why Wastewater?

    8. c) Raghu Rai

    9. c) Writer

    10. d) Kolkata

    11. c) Understanding Clouds

    12. b) Unite to End TB

    13. a) USD 100 million

    14. d) Andhra Pradesh

    15. b) Yves Meyer

    16. c) Alibaba

    17. c) SBI

    18. d) Punjab

    19. b) Srinath Narayanan

    20. c) Delhi

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