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May 20, 2017

Latest Current Affairs MCQs for Competitive Exams 2017

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Latest Current Affairs MCQs 2017

  1. Recently the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee laid the foundation stone of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar School of Economics in :
    1. Bengaluru
    2. Mysuru
    3. Nagpur
    4. Mumbai
  2. Recently Prime Minister Narendra Modi ded-icated to the nation the 3,300 MW Koradi Thermal Power Plant in :
    1. Maharashtra
    2. Gujarat
    3. Rajasthan
    4. Haryana
  3. Who among the following won the Asian billiards title, his sixth Asian billiards title in total?
    1. Ashok Shandilya
    2. Pankaj Advani
    3. Gael Sethi
    4. Wilson Jones
  4. Recently who among the following was declared the winner of the Srinagar Lok Sabha by election ?
    1. Ghulam Nabi And
    2. Farooq Abdullah
    3. Umar Abdullah
    4. Ghulam Muhammad Daar
  5. Recently the issue of sharing of water of River Mahanadi was in focus between which of the two following states ?
    1. Odisha & West Bengal
    2. Odisha & Jharkhand
    3. Odisha & Chhattisgarh
    4. Chattisgarh & West Bengal
  6. How much money was initiated to encourage more girls and women to take up careers in the domain of science and engineering by the Department of Science and Technology ?
    1. Rs.500 Crore
    2. Rs.1,000 Crore
    3. Rs.2,000 Crore
    4. Rs.4,000 Crore
  7. Which country announced plans to create all-Muslim fighting units, with quotas from the Catholic country's largest religious minority ?
    1. Indonesia
    2. Malaysia
    3. Philippines
    4. Pakistan
  8. Recently scientists at which of the following institutes have developed two new, potent molecules that can severely impact the survival of mycobacteria, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis that causes TB ?
    1. IIT, Kharagpur
    2. IlSc, Bengaluru
    3. BITS, Pilani
    4. IIT, Delhi
  9. Recently which state has set up an expert group to assess the quantum of agricultural debt, and suggests ways and means for its waiver ?
    1. Punjab
    2. Goa
    3. Manipur
    4. Mizoram
  10. Recently a military drill ''Sagarrnatha Friendship 2017" is being organised between which of the following two countries ?
    1. India and Nepal
    2. Nepal and China
    3. China and Bhutan
    4. India and Bhutan
  11. Prime Minister Narendra Modi honoured the descendants of 18 families associated with what is known as the 'Paika rebellion of 1817'. This Paika rebellion took place in which of the following present day state of India?
    1. Punjab
    2. Madhya Pradesh
    3. Odisha
    4. Rajasthan
  12. Turkey referendum has been in the news, who is the current President of Turkey ?
    1. Abdullah Gul
    2. Recap Tayyip Erdogan
    3. Binali Tildirim
    4. Ahmet Davutoglu
  13. The worldb second largest economy is ____________
    1. India
    2. USA
    3. Russia
    4. China
  14. Who among the following is/are 'Forbes' list of super achievers from Asia under the age of 30?
    1. Dipa Karmakar
    2. Sakshi Malik
    3. Alia Shaft
    4. All of the above
  15. Snapdeal's CEO and two others have been summoned by a Delhi court on a criminal complaint of an entrepreneur who alleged that his idea of connecting sellers and buyers through an e-platform was unauthorized usurped by the firm and its officials. Who is the current CEO of Snapdeal ?
    1. Kunal Bahl
    2. Rajeev Suri
    3. Dinesh Paliwal
    4. Vijay Shekhar Sharma 
  16. Who among the following players was the winner of Singapore open super series in April 2017 ?
    1. K. Srikanth
    2. Vishnu Vinod
    3. Sai Krishna Reddy
    4. Sai Praneeth Bhamidipati
  17. Who has won Time magazine's readers' poll of the 100 most influential people in the world ?
    1. Donald Trump
    2. Rodrigo Duterte
    3. Narendra Modi
    4. Warren Buffet
  18. Which country launched its first cargo spacecraft in April 2017 ?
    1. India
    2. Japan
    3. South Korea  
    4. China
  19. Recently, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, dedicated to the nation, Phase-1 (Link 2) of the SAUNI Yojana. This Yojana is con-cerned with which of the following states ?
    1. Rajasthan
    2. Madhya Pradesh
    3. Gujarat
    4. Telangana
  20. Recently, a comprehensive module for capacity building of Elected Women Representatives (EWBs) of Panchayats and a training program for Trainers of women panchayat leaders across the coun-try was launched by:
    1. Ministry of Women and Child Development in collaboration with the Ministry of Panchayati Raj
    2. Ministry of Women and Child Development in collaboration with the Ministry of Home Affairs
    3. Ministry of Women and Child Development in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
    4. Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Home Affairs and Finance Ministry
  21. Recently Prakash Javadekar launches Portal and Mobile App of RUSA. The full form of RUSA is :
    1. Rashtriya Uccha Saksharla Abhiyan
    2. Rashtriya Upargami Seva Abhiyan
    3. RasMriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan
    4. Rashtriya Uchha Shiksha Abhiyan
  22. Which state is to be the host of an agriculture demonstration centre that is to be opened in collaboration with China ?
    1. Haryana
    2. West Bengal
    3. Odisha
    4. Sikkim
  23. Recently which two Indian states have decided that they will work for mutual pro-motion of tourism and culture in line with 'Ek Bharat- Shresht Bharat' concept of unity in diversity ?
    1. Punjab & Uttar Pradesh
    2. Sikkim & Mizoram
    3. Haryana & Telangana
    4. Kerala & Andhra Pradesh
  24. Which of the leading Indian Institute is to introduce Vastu Shastra to first and second-year undergraduate architecture students this August ?
    1. IIT, Delhi
    2. IIT, Kharagpur
    3. IR, Bombay
    4. DSc, Bengaluru

Answers And Explanations

  1. 1; The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee laid the foundation stone of Bengaluru Dr. B.R.Ambedkar School of Economics
  2. 1; Koradi Thermal Power Station (KTPS) is located at Koradi near Nagpur, Maharashtra. The power plant is one of the four major power plants in Vidarbha - a power surplus region of India. 
  3. 2; Sixteen-time World Champion Pankaj Advani won his sixth Asian billiards title, defeating Sourav Kothari 6-3 in an enter-taining final. 
  4. 2; National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah was declared the winner of the Srinagar Lok Sabha by election. He defeated the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Nazir Khan by 10,766 votes. 
  5. 3
  6. 3; The Department of Science and Technology will be leading a Rs. 2,000- crore initiative to encourage more girls and women to take up careers in the domain of science and engineering, where they are under-represented. 
  7. 5; The Philippine military announced plans to create all-Muslim fighting units, with quotas from the Catholic country's largest religious minority, as it looks to bolster efforts to tack-le Islamic insurgents. 
  8. 2; Scientists at the Indian Institute of Science (118c) Bengaluru have developed two new, potent molecules that can severely impact the survival of mycobacteria, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis that causes TB. 
  9. 1; The Punjab government has set up an expert group to assess the quantum of agricultural debt, and suggests ways and means for its waiver. 
  10. 2; Nepal and China began their first-ever joint military exercise with a special focus on combating terror. The 10-day-long mil-itary drill "Sagarmatha Friendship 2017' that will last till April 25 is being organised by the two countries as part of their pre-paredness against terrorism that has posed as a serious security threat global-ly. 
  11. 3; On April 16, 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi honoured in Bhubaneswar descendants of 16 families associated with what is known as the Paika rebellion of 1817. Here's an explainer about the little-known but bloody rebellion of Odisha against British colonialism. 
  12. 2; Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the country's prime minister have declared victory in a referendum designed to hand Erdogan sweeping ' powers. 
  13. 4; China's economy beat the government target and grew by 6.9 per cent in the first quarter this year mainly due to a surge in infrastructure investment and exports, showing signs of a steady development in the world's second largest economy. 
  14. 4; Over 50 Indians, including gymnast Dipa Kannakar, Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik and actress Alia Bhaff, are among 'Forbes' list of super achievers from Asia under the age of 30 who are "pushing boundaries of innovation". 
  15. 1; E-commerce major Snapdeal's CEO Kunal Bahl and two others have been summoned by a Delhi court on a criminal complaint of an entrepreneur who alleged that his idea of connecting sellers and buyers through an e-plafform was unauthodsedly usurped by the firm and its offi-cials. 
  16. 4; Sai Praneeth Bhamidipafi is a male Indian badminton player hailing from Hyderabad, Telangana. He is the winner of Singapore open super series in 2017. 
  17. 2; Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has won Time magazine's readers' poll of the 100 most influential people in the world, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not garner any votes in the online survey. 
  18. 4; China launched its first cargo spacecraft in April 2017. 
  19. 3; Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the first phase of the SAUNI yojana in Gujarat. 
  20. 1; A comprehensive module for capacity building of Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) of Panchayats and a training progress for Trainers of women panchayat leaders across the country was launched by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in collab-oration with the Ministry of Panchayati Raj. 
  21. 3; Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar launched the unique portal and mobile app of Rashtdya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), a body under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development here in New Delhi. 
  22. 2; West Bengal will soon be the host of an agriculture demonstration centre to be opened in collaboration with China. The centre will showcase methods to grow organic vegetables and how to use machinery to raise efficiency.
  23. 3; Telangana and Haryana will work for mutual promotion of tourism and culture in line with 'Ek Bharat- Shresht Bharat' concept of unity in diversity. 
  24. 2; The country's oldest and largest IIT will introduce the rudiments to first and second-year undergraduate architecture students this August, while those pursuing post-graduation or research scholars in infrastructure will get a detailed grounding on the subject.  
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