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General Knowledge Quiz and Current Affairs

1. Recently the construction of the first underwater metro tunnel in the country began; it is on the banks of River:
a) Yamuna
b) Betwa
c) Hooghly
d) Narmada

2. Recently the government wants ministries, departments and also private agencies to adopt … the uniform age criterion to define senior citizens as to address anomalies in extending benefits to the elderly.
a) 58 years
b) 60 years
c) 62 years
d) 65 years

3. Which first Indian-American appointed as the Surgeon-General, has been dismissed by the Trump administration?
a) Maya Schulz
b) Raghawan Shankar
c) Deepak Aggarwal
d) Vivek Murthy

4. Defence deals including procurement of an air defence system for the Indian Navy are likely to be sealed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to Israel. The present Prime Minister of Israel is:
a) Ehud Olmert
b) Ehud Barak
c) Benjamin Netanyahu
d) Ariel Sharon

5. NITI Aayog is to have a new ……….. policy action plan to replace the old system of five year plans.
a) One Year
b) Two Year
c) Three Year
d) Four Year

6. Recently the 1st ‘India Indonesia Energy Forum’, was held in:
a) New Delhi
b) Jakarta
c) Pune
d) Bandung

7. Recently researchers have shown that sunflower seeds are frequently contaminated with a toxin which has the potential to cause:
a) Heart Attack
b) Skin Cancer
b) Intestine Cancer
d) Liver Cancer

8. Recently a study by a team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru has found the molecular mechanism by which vitamin kills Mycobacterium smegmatis, a non-pathogenic bacterium that belongs to the same genus as the TB-causing mycobacteria?
a) Vitamin A
b) Vitamin B
c) Vitamin C
d) Vitamin D

9. Recently who won the Monte Carlo Masters annual tennis tournament for an unprecedented 10th time?

a) Andy Murray
b) Rafael Nadal
c) Roger Federer
d) Stan Wawarinka

10. Recently who has set up a fund to provide scholarship and financial assistance to working professionals who would need to upgrade their skills through online education?
a) Akshay Kumar
b) Manish Malhotra
d) Bonnie Kapoor
d) Ronnie Screwvala

11. Under crop insurance schemes in 2017-18 season beginning in July, the government is aiming to bring …..of gross sown area.
a) 35%
b) 40%
c) 50%
d) 75%

12. Under the Centre’s Integrated Port Development Scheme a satellite port will come up in:
a) Sindhudurg, Maharashtra
b) Raigad, Maharashtra
c) Mysuru, Karnataka
d) Thissur, Kerala

13. Recently which country has put forward a proposal to have a logistics support agreement with India on the lines of the one concluded with the U.S?
a) New Zealand
b) Russia
c) Australia
d) Japan

14. The Ministry of External Affairs has made a provision enabling people to apply online for passports in:
a) Kannada
b) Telugu
c) Hindi
d) Sanskrit

15. The Centre is planning to establish a single unified:
a) Health Ministry
b) Transport Ministry
c) Rural Development Ministry
d) Urban Development Ministry

16. The Election Commission has issued letter of intent for purchase of 16.15 lakh Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines, the machines will be procured in 2017-18 and 2018-19 at an estimated cost of Rs.3,173.47 crore from public sector undertakings:
a) BHEL and BEL
b) BEL and ECIL
d) ECIL and HMT

17. Addressing the third meeting of the Governing Council of the NITI Aayog, Prime Minister told that there has been a ……increase in overall fund allocation to States between 2014-15 and 2016-17.
a) 40%
b) 32%
c) 28%
d) 25%

18. Which of the following Indian has been awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for 2017?
a) Lavkush Sehgal
b) Andrew Wilson
c) Prafulla Samantara
d) Samantha Das

19. Recently the Labour Ministry has proposed draft rules to fix the working conditions for child artistes and for employing children in family enterprises. A child artiste will not be allowed to work for more than:
a) 5 hours a day
b) 6 hours a day
c) 8 hours a day
d) 7 hours a day

20. Union Ministry for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) is interested to set up an International Skill Centre in:
a) Arunachal Pradesh
b) Assam
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Telangana

21. India’s first sea and longest ropeway is planned to be constructed in:
a) Kerala
b) Goa
c) Maharashtra
d) Karnataka

22. Who won Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2016?
a) Jeetendra
b) Mohanlal
c) Kasinathuni Viswanath
d) Kamal Hassan

23. Name the NASA astronaut who set a new U.S. record for most cumulative days spent in space?
a) Peggy Whitson
b) Johny Will
c) Magaret Billy
d) Andrew Samuel

24. According to figures released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri), India became the World’s ……. largest military spender.
a) Second
b) Third
c) Fourth
d) Fifth

25. Who became the first Pakistani player to complete 10,000 test runs?
a) Younis Khan
b) Misbah Ul Haq
c) Shoaib Malik
d) Ahmed Shahzad

26. Recently which Indian state builds the largest church in the Asian continent?
a) Kerala
b) Tamil Nadu
c) Goa
d) Nagaland

27. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the country’s longest bridge on May 24 built over which of the following river?
a) Ganga
b) Narmada
c) Chambal
d) Brahmaputra

28. Recently which block has been declared, the first “Open defecation free” ODF block in Jammu and Kashmir?
a) Rauni
b) Reasi
c) Pulwama
d) Ladaui

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