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General Knowledge Quiz Answers

1. Who was appointed as Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Finance Ministry in June 2017?
1) Subhash Garg
2) Aruna Sundarajan
3) Ajay Prakash Sawhney
4) Yudhvir Singh Malik
5) Jagdish Prasad Meena

2. Who will head a nine-member panel formed by the Human Resources Development Ministry to prepare a New Education Policy (NEP)?
1) Manjul Bhargava
2) K. Kasturirangan
3) M.K. Shridhar
4) T.V. Kattimani
5) Ram Shankar Kureel

3. Which former Reserve Bank of India Governor’s autobiography is titled “Advice &Dissent-My Life in Public Service”?
1) Raghuram Rajan
2) C. Rangarajan
3) Y.V. Reddy
4) D. Subbarao
5) Bimal Jalan

4. What is India’s rank in the 2016 Human Development Index (HDI) among the 188 countries?
(It was released in March 2017)
1) 121
2) 122
3) 128
4) 131
5) 133

5. Donald Tusk was re-elected as the President of European Council in March 2017. He is the former Prime Minister of which of the following countries?
1) Luxemburg
2) Ukraine
3) Georgia
4) France
5) Poland

6. Janos Ader was re-elected as President of which of the following European countries for another five years in March 2017?
1) Romania
2) Czech Republic
3) Hungary
4) Slovakia
5) Bulgaria

7. Which of the following banks has appointed Mark Tucker as its Chairman in March 2017? (He will take over on October 1, 2017)
1) HSBC
2) ICBC
3) BNP Paribas
4) JP Morgan Chase
5) Barclays

8. Who has succeeded K.V. Thomas as the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament?
1) P. Chidambaram
2) Veerappa Moily
3) Kamal Nath
4) Mallikarjun Kharge
5) Gulam Nabi Azad

9. Which Union Minister has been appointed Vice President of the 2017 U-17 FIFA World Cup organizing committee?
1) Smriti Irani
2) Piyush Goyal
3) Babul Supriyo
4) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
5) Harsimrat Kaur Badal

10. Mohsin Raza is the lone Muslim Minister in which of the following states?
1) Punjab
2) Gujarat
3) Karnataka
4) Uttar Pradesh
5) Jharkhand

11. What is India’s rank out of 186 economies in the 2017 Economic Freedom Index? (The index was released by top US based think tank, The Heritage Foundation)
1) 143
2) 125
3) 112
4) 141
5) 107

12. The commission charged to a merchant by a bank for providing debit and credit card services is called:
1) DRT
2) MDR
3) CDR
4) ADR
5) BBPS

13. Which country was the partner country for the 31st edition of the Surajkund International Crafts Mela held in Haryana in February 2017?
1) Zimbabwe
2) Tanzania
3) Egypt
4) Tunisia
5) South Africa

14. Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the 112-foot tall Shiva statue in which of the following places on the occasion of Maha Shivratri on February 24, 2017?
1) Udipi
2) Kochi
3) Ujjain
4) Coimbatore
5) Bhubaneswar

15. Who among the following is the founder of Isha Foundation?
1) Sri Sri Ravishankar
2) Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
3) Baba Ramdev
4) Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati
5) None of these

16. India will jointly develop a medium-range surface-to-air missile (MR-SAM) with which of the following countries?
1) China
2) Iran
3) Russia
4) Israel
5) Japan

17. Which country topped the 5th annual International Intellectual Property Index of US Chamber of Commerce (USCC) released in February 2017?
1) USA
2) UK
3) Germany
4) Japan
5) Sweden

18. Who is the present President of Rwanda?
1) Rebecca Kadaga
2) Bernard Makuza
3) Paul Kagame
4) Edward Ssekandi
5) None of these

19. Vice President Hamid Ansari paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi’s statue at the source of the river Nile in February 2017 in Jinja, a town in?
1) Kenya
2) Uganda
3) Zimbabwe
4) Somalia
5) South Africa

20. Which country hosted a conclave on February 15, 2017 to discuss ways to work for the stability, security and development of Afghanistan?
1) Russia
2) India
3) Pakistan
4) China
5) Iran

21. The Bhagoria tribal festival was held in March 2017 in which of the following States?
1) Madhya Pradesh
2) Assam
3) Jharkhand
4) Odisha
5) Himachal Pradesh

22. Who among the following is a Deputy Governor of RBI at present?
1) R. Gandhi
2) B.P. Kanungo
3) Sunil Mehta
4) TCA Ranganathan
5) S. Harishankar

23. Sir Derek Walcott of Saint Lucia passed away on March 17, 2017. He received the 1992 Nobel Prize in?
1) Physics
2) Chemistry
3) Literature
4) Medicine
5) Peace

24. Which bank launched “Mera iMobile”, a unique mobile banking app for rural customers in March 2017?
1) Axis Bank
2) HDFC Bank
3) Bank of India
4) ICICI Bank
5) State Bank of India

25. Which is the world’s healthiest country as per the Bloomberg Global Health Index released in March 2017?
1) Italy
2) Iceland
3) Switzerland
4) Singapore
5) Australia

26. Which of the following was named the world’s best airport by air travelers for the fifth consecutive year at the 2017 Skytrax World Airport Awards in March 2017?
1) Singapore Changi Airport
2) Tokyo International Airport
3) Incheon International Airport
4) Hong Kong International Airport
5) London Heathrow Airport

27. The Union Government will set up Banana Research Centre in Vaishali in the State of:
1) Jharkhand
2) Bihar
3) West Bengal
4) Kerala
5) Goa

28. Which city has topped consulting firm Mercer’s list of cities offering the highest quality of life for the eighth year in a row? (The list was released in March 2017)
1) Vienna, Austria
2) Zurich, Switzerland
3) Auckland, New Zealand
4) Munich, Germany
5) Vancouver, Canada

29. India’s oldest aircraft carrier was decommissioned on March 6, 2017. What is its name?
1) INS Vikranth
2) INS Sindhuratna
3) INS Viraat
4) INS Sindhurakshak
5) None of these

30. Which of the following public sector banks launched ‘Work from Home’ facility for its employees in March 2017?
1) Indian Overseas Bank
2) Punjab National Bank
3) State Bank of India
4) Union Bank of India
5) United Bank of India

31. Who won the men’s singles title at the All England Open badminton championship in March 2107?
1) Lee Chong Wei
2) Shi Yuqi
3) Liu Yuchen
4) Li Junhui
5) None of these

32. Who won the 2017 All England Open Badminton women’s singles title?
1) Carolina Marin
2) P.V. Sindhu
3) Tai Tzu Ying
4) Ratchanok Intanon
5) None of these

33. Which team won the Vijay Hazare cricket trophy in March 2017?
1) Tamil Nadu
2) Bengal
3) Mumbai
4) Kerala
5) Gujarat

34. Who is the official ambassador of  ICC Women’s cricket world cup 2017?
1) Diana Edulji
2) Mithali Raj
3) Sachin Tendulkar
4) Sourav Ganguly
5) Jhulan Goswami

35. Which woman badminton player has been appointed a member of the governing body of Sports Authority of India (SAI)?
1) P.V. Sindhu
2) Saina Nehwal
3) Jwala Gutta
4) Ashwini Ponnappa
5) None of these

36. Africa Cup of Nations is a biennial international men’s football championship of Africa. Which country will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations?
1) Cameroon
2) Algeria
3) Guinea
4) Zambia
5) Ivory Coast

37. Who has replaced Ravi Shastri as the representative from the media on the ICC’s Cricket Committee?
1) Sunil Gavaskar
2) Shaun Pollock
3) Harsha Bhogle
4) Sourav Ganguly
5) Graeme Smith

38. Who became the new women’s world chess champion in March 2017?
1) Tan Zhongyi
2) Anna Muzychuk
3) Ju Wenjun
4) Hou Yifan
5) Mariya Muzychuk

39. Ha Na Jang of South Korea is a renowned player in which of the following sports?
1) Badminton
2) Table Tennis
3) Golf
4) Chess
5) Athletics

40. Who won the ATP Indian Wells Masters tennis title in March 2017?
1) Roger Federer
2) Stanislas Wawrinka
3) Novak Djokovic
4) Fernando Verdasco
5) None of these

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