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May 13, 2017

Latest Current Affairs Quiz 2017 with Explanations

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  1. The Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Venkaiah Naidu launched 352 housing projects in 53 cities recently, under this scheme highest number of houses will be constructed in :
    1. Uttar Pradesh
    2. Karnataka
    3. Maharashtra
    4. Gujarat
  2. Joint Military Exercise Nomadic Elephant is held at Vairengte from 05 April 2017 till 18 April 2017. It is an exercise between:
    1. India and Bangladesh
    2. India and Mongolia
    3. India and Thailand
    4. India and Bhutan
  3. Recently who unveiled 'Khel Yatra' for the underprivileged children in Delhi as its chief sponsor ?
    1. Flipkart
    2. PayTm
    3. Spice Jet
    4. Go Ainvays
  4. Which internal search engine is adding a fact-checking tag to search results globally, its latest initiative to help curb the spread of misinformation and "fake news," ?
    1. Mozilla
    2. Bing
    3. Google
    4. Yahoo 
  5. Recently, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is to inaugurate the Dorjee Khandu Memorial Museum and the adjacent Jangchub Chorten. Donee Khandu was former Chief Minister of:
    1. Manipur
    2. Arunachal Pradesh
    3. Mizoram
    4. Sikkim
  6. The Prime Minister inaugurated the exhibition entitled "Swachhagraha "Bapu Ko Karyanjali"- A Mission, An Exhibition' on the occasion of 100th Anniversary of :
    1. Champaran Satyagrah
    2. Bardoli Satyagrah
    3. Civil Disobedience Movement
    4. Jalian Wala Bagh Massacre
  7. Inter-State Council (ISC) has been in the news, who is the chairmen of the Inter-State Council (ISC) ?
    1. President of India
    2. Prime Minister of India
    3. Home Minister
    4. Vice President
  8. The Election Commission cancelled the by-election to the Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar Assembly constituency in Chennai, Who is the current Chief Election Commissioner of India?
    1. H.S. Brahma
    2. V.S. Sampath
    3. Navin Chawla
    4. Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi
  9. Teesta River is a long river flowing through which of the following state(s) of India?
    1. Assam
    2. Sikkim
    3. West Bengal
    4. Both 2 and 3
  10. Nikki Haley has been in the news, she is the current United States Ambassador to which of the following countries / organizations ?
    1. India
    2. United Nations Organization
    3. Russia
    4. World Bank
  11. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi declared a three-month state of emergency in which of the following countries?
    1. Egypt
    2. Syria
    3. Libya
    4. Nigeria
  12. Digital transactions worth more than Rs.2,000 crore were conducted in March using the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) platform developed by
    1. State Bank of India
    2. National Payments Corporafion of India
    3. General Payments Corporation of India
    4. Life Insurance Corporation of India 
  13. The Rushikulya rookery coast in Ganjam district of  __________ is a major mass nesting site for Olive ridley turtles in India.
    1. Andhra Pradesh
    2. Odisha
    3. West Bengal
    4. Kamataka
  14. Who among the following won the Chinese Grand Prix and claimed his fifth title in Shanghai ?
    1. Sebastian Vettel
    2. Max Verstappen
    3. Lewis Hamilton
    4. Daniel Ricciardo
  15. Authorities in Gautam Budh Nagar district were issued notices by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) over an attack on African residents in Greater Noida last month. Who is the current chairman of the National Human Rights Commission ?
    1. T S. Thakur
    2. H. L. Dattu
    3. Rajendra Mal Lodha
    4. KG. Balakrishnan

Answers And Explanations

  1. 3; The Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Associations of India (CREDAI) members to Invest over Rs.38,000 cr to build over two (2) lakh affordable houses.Over one lakh units to be built in Maharashtra, 41,921 houses in National Capital Region, 28,485 in Gujarat, 7,037 in Kamataka, 6,055 in UP. 
  2. 2; Twelfth iteration of Indo - Mongolian Joint Military Exercise Nomadic Elephant is held at Vairengte from 05 April 2017 till 18 April 2017. 
  3. 3; Low-cost carrier SpiceJet unveiled 'Khel Yatra' for the underprivileged children In Delhi as its chief sponsor. 
  4. 3; Google is adding a fact-checking tag to search results globally, its latest ini-tiative to help curb the spread of mis-information and "fake news,". 
  5. 2; Dorjee Khandu was an Indian politi-cian belonging to the Indian National Congress. He was the sixth Chief Minister of Amnachal Pradesh. 
  6. 5; The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate the exhibition entitled "Swachhagraha "Bapu Ko Karyanjali"-A Mission, An Exhibition' on the occasion of 100th Anniversary of Champaran Satyagrah in National Archives of India (NAI) Janpath, New Delhi on 10 April 2017.
  7. 2; The Inter-State Council was established under Article 263 of the Constitution of India through a Presidential Order dated 28th May 1990. The Prtme Minister of India is the chairman of the Inter-State Council (ISC). 
  8. 4; Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi is the incumbent Chief Election Commissioner of India. He is a retired I.A.S. officer of 1976 batch from the Uttar Pradesh cadre. 
  9. 4; The Teesta River is a long river flowing through the Indian states of Sikkim and West Bengal. 
  10. 2; Nikki Haley is the 29th and current tinted States Ambassador to the United Nations . She served as the 116th Governor of South Carolina from January 2011 to January 2017. Haley was the first female Governor of South Carolina and the second Indian American, after fellow Republican Bobby Jindal, to serve as a governor in the United States. 
  11. 1; President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi declared a three-month state of emergency in Egypt following twin church bombings that killed dozens of people in two cities. 
  12. 2; Explanation: Digital transactions worth more than Rs.2,000 crore were conducted in March using the Unified Payments Interlace (UPI) platform developed by the National Payments Corporation of India, according to an official statement. 
  13. 2; Thousands of hatchlings are coming out of the nests buried under sand on this coast to venture into the sea. The Rushikulya rookery coast in Ganjam district of Odisha is a major mass nesting site for Olive ridley tur-tles in India. 
  14. 3; Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton steered clear of a chaotic start to the Chinese Grand Prix and coasted to victory, claiming his fifth title in Shanghai. 
  15. 2; Authorities in Gautam Budh Nagar district were issued notices by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) over a complaint that the police had falsely implicated some people in the attack on African residents in Greater Noida last month. H. L. Dattu is a former Chief Justice of India (CJI), and the current chair-man of the National Human Rights Commission.
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