Current Affairs Quiz: 3rd and 4th May 2017

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Current Affairs Quiz: 3rd and 4th May 2017
1. Name the person who has conferred with Avvaiyar award in Tamil Nadu recently.
A) Sudha Raghu
B) Padma Venkatraman
C) Madhushree
D) Shella Gopinath
E) None of these
2. Who among the following Scientists have received medal for INSA Medal for Young scientist?
A) Mr Raj singh
B) Mr Praveen Nair
C) Mr. Sanjay Pratihar
D) Mr.Manohar Raj
E) None of these
3. Name the country which has got its Microsoft font recently?
A) Dubai
B) Iran
C) Iraq
D) India
E) Malaysia
4. World’s highest railway bridge which will be 35 meters taller than the Eiffel Tower is to come up over which among the following rivers?
A) Tapti
B) Ganga
C) Yamuna
D) Chenab
E) Sindhu
5. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 3 May 2017 inaugurated Patanjali Research Institute at
A) Kerala
B) Haridwar
C) Kedarnadh
D) Mangalore
E) Pune
6. Who among the following has been appointed as the new chairman of PAC?
A) Mallikarjun Kharge
B) Sunil Kumar
C) Kannan Menon
D) Dilip Singh
E) None of these
7. Name the person who has received the diplomatic service award from South korea recently?
A) Rajive Kaul
B) Rajesh Kapoor
C) Kumar menon
D) Narayana singh
E) None of these
8. Name the missile that has been successfully tested on Andaman and Nicobar islands recently?
A) Chandrayaan
B) Mangalan
C) Brahmos block III
D) Chaxun I
E) None of these
9. Which state announced the shift of financial year from March - April to Jan - December?
A) Andhra Pradesh
B) Maharashtra
C) Karnataka
D) Madhya Pradesh
E) Uttarakhand
10. Which day is celebrated by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on May 3 ?
A) World Health Day
B) World Malaria Day
C) World Press Freedom Day
D) International Yoga Day
E) World Cancer Day
11. What is India’s rank in the recently released FIFA rankings?
a) 109th
B) 112th
C) 100th
D) 89th
E) 72nd
12. India has successfully carried out a fresh user trial of Agni-II ballistic missile from a defence test facility in
A) Patna
B) Bihar
C) Andhra Pradesh
D) Kerala
E) Odisha
13. Which is clean city according to Swachh Sarvekshan 2017?
A) Chennai
B) Indore
C) Kashmir
D) Bengaluru
E) Tirupathi
14. How much million loan AIIB granted for Andhra Pradesh Power Project?
A) $ 10 million
B) $ 150 million
C) $ 160 million
D) $ 120 million
E) $ 175 million
15. Which airport becomes as International Airport recently?
A) Chennai
B) Vijayawada
C) Patna
D) Kolkata
E) Vishakhapatnam
16. The Headquarters of International Standards Organization is
A) London
B) Vienna
C) Geneva
D) Munich
E) USA
17. The Khangchendzonga National Park is in
A) Manipur
B) Meghalaya
C) Sikkhim
D) Uttarakhand
E) Punjab
18. The Nameri Tiger Reserve is in
A) Madhya Pradesh
B) Assam
C) Arunachal Pradesh
D) Karnataka
E) Kerala
19. The Ghatprabha Bird Sanctuary is in
A) Gujarat
B) Karnataka
C) Andhra Pradesh
D) Odisha
E) Meghalaya
20. The World Tourism Day is observed on
A) September 23
B) September 25
C) September 27
D) September 29
E) September 13
Answers with Explanations:
1. B) Tamil Nadu chief minister ‘K Palaniswami’ honored ‘Padma Venkataraman’ (daughter of former President of India, the late R Venkataraman) with the state’s Avvaiyar Award 2017.
2. C) Sanjay Pratihar, a scientist at Assam’s Tezpur University, has been selected for the prestigious Indian National Science Academy (INSA) medal for the Young Scientist Award, 2017. The INSA award consists of a bronze medal and a cash award of Rs. 25,000.
3. A) Dubai has become the first city in the world to have its own Microsoft-designed font. The font will have typeface both in Latin and Arabic script. It will be made available in 23 languages
4. D) World’s highest railway bridge which will be 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower is to come up over the Chenab River in Jammu and Kashmir at a cost of around Rs. 1,100 crore in around two years from now.
5. B) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 3 May 2017 inaugurated Patanjali Research Institute at Haridwar, Uttarakhand. Patanjali Research Institute was established with an aim to globally establish the Vedic knowledge of Ayurveda of ancient India's saints and sages.
6. A) Mallikarjun Kharge, leader of Congress in Lok Sabha, on 2 May 2017 was appointed as the Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Parliament. Kharge replaces his party's K.V. Thomas whose term has ended recently.
7. A) Chairman of Nicco group and past president of CII Rajive Kaul was conferred with the Order of Diplomatic Service Merit Sungnye Medal of the Republic of Korea for his services rendered as honorary consul general of South Korea in Kolkata.
8. C) Indian Army (IA) has successfully test-fired an advanced (Block-III) version of the BrahMos land-attack cruise missile from a mobile autonomous launcher (MAL)in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
9. D) Madhya Pradesh has become the first Indian state to switch to the January-December financial year from existing April-March cycle. This will break a 150-year old tradition of adopting the financial year from April to March.
10. C) The ‘World Press Freedom Day’ is observed on 3rd May every year across the world to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and remind governments of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression enshrined under Article 19 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
11. C) As per the updated FIFA world football rankings, the Indian national football has managed to secure a 100th spot and entered into the top 100 of FIFA rankings. This is the first time in 21 years that India has been ranked into top 100.
12. E) India has successfully carried out a fresh user trial of Agni-II ballistic missile from a defence test facility in the Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha. The objective of the test was to re-establish the operational effectiveness of the weapon system.
13. B) The Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu has announced the Swachh Survekshan 2017 Report, Indore (Madhya Pradesh) is the cleanest city in India in the survey. Indore is ranked as cleanest city followed by Bhopal ranked second and Vishakhapatnam is in the third position.
14. C) China-sponsored Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has recently approved USD 160 million loan for a power project in Andhra Pradesh. The objective of the project to strengthen the power transmission and distribution system in Andhra Pradesh.
15. B) Union Cabinet approved Vijayawada Airport as International Airport recently. The decision has been taken as per the provisions of Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act 2014. There will be cargo handling facilities at the airport, which will encourage agricultural exports which will be a boon to farmers.
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