: Daily GK Current Affairs
Daily General Knowledge Current Affairs News for IAS, UPSC, PCS, IBPS, SSC CGL 2016 Exams. These questions are based on daily basis GK news from the world. This quiz will help you to make updated on current happenings and may be useful for all upcoming competitive exams like, IAS, PCS, IBPS, SSC CGL, Bank Clerical. These questions are in the form of Multiple choice questions with answers and explanations in English or Hindi you can download full PDF of this quiz free.
1. Pandit Jawarharlal Nehru was the Prime Minister of India from 1947 to _______.
Answer: E. 1960
Pandit Jawarharlal Nehru was the Prime Minister of India from 15 August 1947 to 27th May 1964. PM Narendra Modi paid tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 53rd death anniversary. Jawarharlal Nehru remains the longest-serving prime minister of India as he remained in power for 17 years.
2. KPS Gill, who was known for rooting out militancy from Punjab, was belonged to which state?
Answer: C. Punjab
KPS Gill was from Punjab. He passed away on May 26 due to cardiac arrest. He received a Padma Shri award in 1989 for his work in the civil service.He has been called a "supercop" for his work in Punjab, where he served twice as DGP.Gill’s major successes included commanding Operation Black Thunder in 1988.
3. Name the mountaineer who on May 27 became the first person from Nepal to scale Mount Everest 21 times.
Answer: E. Kami Rita Sherpa
Kami Rita Sherpa from Nepal created history by scaling Mt. Everest for a record 21 times.He became one of the three climbers in the world to hold the record for most of the summits on Mt Everest.Apa Sherpa and Phurba Tashi Sherpa have also scaled the highest peak 21 times.He has already climbed most of the peaks above 8,000 m including K2, Cho-oyu, Lhoste and Annapurna among others.
4. President Pranab Mukherjee presented the Dr. Ambedkar National Awards on May 26 to people who promoted social understanding and the upliftment of weaker sections of the society. The award ceremony was held in ____.
Answer: C. New Delhi
President Mukherjee presented Dr. Ambedkar National Awards for outstanding contribution to the promotion of social understanding and for upliftment of weaker sections of the society for the years 2011, 2012 and 2014 in New Delhi.The President congratulated Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment for helping the cause.
5. Who will be incharge of Human Resources in Snapdeal?
Answer: B. Kalyan Krishnamurthy
Flipkart CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy has taken additional charge of the Human Resources amid merger talks with Snapdeal.He took over the HR function from chief operating officer Nitin Seth.He will also directly oversee the finance function and CFO Sriram Venkataraman will report to him.Flipkart faced serious HR challenges last year when a flurry of senior executives quit the firm.
6. The 2017 G7 summit was held in which country?
Answer: B. Italy
The 2017 G7 summit was held in Taormina, Italy from May 25-27. The summit will focus on issues surrounding security and growth. A tough debate is expected on issues including trade and climate change.G7 consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and US. The EU also has representatives.Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk will be representing the European Union.
7. Who has been appointed as the new Economic Affairs Secretary?
Answer: D. Tapan Ray
According to Appointments Committee of the Cabinet Tapan Ray will take up the additional charge of the post of Secretary of Department of Economic Affairs.He will replace Shaktikanta Das whose tenure was extended by government by 3 months.Tapan Ray is a 1982 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre.He has held various positions at the Centre in power, textiles and defence ministries.
8. The Indo-Thailand Siam Bharat 17 military exercise is being held in _________.
Answer: E. Chiang Mai
Indo-Thailand Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Table Top Exercise 2017 is in progress at Chiang Mai, Thailand from 22 May to 26 May 17 between the Indian Air Force and Royal Thailand Air Force (RTAF). The eleven member IAF contingent is led by Group Captain Sucharu Rai VM. This is second such exercise to be conducted between the two Air Forces.
9. Who is the author of the book, 'Marching with a Billion-Analysing Narendra Modi’s Government at Mid term'?
Answer: C. Uday Mahurkar
Uday Mahurkar is the author of the book, 'Marching with a Billion-Analysing Narendra Modi’s Government at Mid term'. It was released by President Pranab Mukherjee. He also released the book, 'Mann Ki Baat-A Social Revolution on Radio'.
10. The government has granted ______ the power to grant industrial licences for defence manufacturing.
Answer: D. DIPP
Government has made Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion the authority to grant manufacturing licence for defence items.Until now, the exercise was being carried out by the home ministry. DIPP is under the ministry of commerce and industry.It is mainly responsible for formulation of polices with regard to promotion of foreign investment and manufacturing industries.