Daily GK Current Affairs MCQs with Answers PDF

General Knowledge : 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. How many gold medals have the Indian athletes won at the World Dwarf Games which were held in Toronto, Canada?
[A] 2
[B] 3
[C] 7
[D] 15
[E]

Answer: D. 15

Explanation:

The Indian contingent for the World Dwarf Games has bagged as many as 37 medals from the games, which were held in Toronto, Canada. The Indian side stunned the world to secure a top-10 finish in the tournament, by clinching 15 gold, 10 silver and 12 bronze medals. Joby Matthew contributed the most to India's medals tally, bagging two golds, three silvers and a bronze.
2. Steve Bannon was recently ousted from White House. He was the former __________
[A] FBI Director
[B] Attorney General 
[C] NSA
[D] Chief strategist
[E] Communications director

Answer: D. Chief strategist

Explanation:

Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon has departed White House after a turbulent 7 month tenure. He played a key role in electoral victory of Trump last year, he is the 3rd high-profile White House official to have left Trump administration in recent weeks. He parlayed a Hollywood career as a producer, financial broker & led Breitbart Network before he was named Trump’s campaign CEO.
3. Which of the following point/s is/are correct regarding "Navika Sagar Parikrama"?
[A] It is a project wherein a team of all male officers of the Indian Navy would circumnavigate the globe.
[B] It is the first ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all men crew.
[C] Indian Navy would circumnavigate the globe on an Indian-built sail boat INSV Tarini.
[D] It is scheduled to commence in early Jan 18.
[E] All of the above

Answer: C. Indian Navy would circumnavigate the globe on an Indian-built sail boat INSV Tarini.

Explanation:

Navika Sagar Parikrama, a project wherein a team of women officers of the Indian Navy would circumnavigate the globe on an Indian-built sail boat INSV Tarini is scheduled to commence in early Sep 17. This is the first ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew. It is aimed at promoting women empowerment in the country and ocean sailing by the Indian Navy.
4. According to the Agriculture Ministry how much is India losing every year in extreme weather events?
[A] $3 to 5 billion
[B] $6 to 8 billion
[C] $6 to 7billion
[D] $15 to 17 billion
[E] $9 to 10 billion

Answer: E. $9 to 10 billion

Explanation:

According to the Agriculture Ministry India is losing $9 to 10 billion every year in extreme weather events. The agricultural productivity is likely to fall by 10 to 40 percent by 2100 due to climate change. Agriculture Ministry has warned that unless the country and its farmers adapt to the challenges posed by climate change, India could become an importer of oilseed, pulses and milk.
5. World Humanitarian Day is observed annually on ______
[A] 15th August
[B] 18th August
[C] 14th August
[D] 19th August
[E] 20th August

Answer: D. 19th August

Explanation:

World Humanitarian Day is held every year on 19 August to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service & to rally support for people affected by crises around the world. The inspiration for inaugural WHD came on August 19, 2003 when a terrorist attack hit the UN headquarters in Baghdad, killing 22 people Theme of this year's World Humanitarian Day is #NotATarget.
6. As per Reserve Bank of India, What will be the base colour of new 50 rupee note?
[A] Oxford Blue
[B] Dark blue
[C] Midnight blue
[D] Fluorescent Blue
[E] Denim

Answer: D. Fluorescent Blue

Explanation:

Reserve Bank of India will soon release Rs 50 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi Series, having signature of Governor Urjit R. Patel. Base colour of the new note is fluorescent blue & has a motif of Hampi with Chariot on the reverse, depicting the country's cultural heritage. The note has geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse.
7. Which state government on August 19, 2017 launched 3 biofuel-powered buses on a pilot basis?
[A] Maharashtra
[B] Gujarat
[C] Haryana
[D] Goa
[E] Telangana

Answer: D. Goa

Explanation:

Goa govt has launched 3 biofuel-powered buses on a pilot basis. The project is a part of the state govt's comprehensive mobility plan announced in the recent budget. The bus will be operated by Kadamba Transport Corporation Limited (KTCL), a state-run body. The ticketing would be done through automated system, bus will have swiping machines. One can enter the bus after swiping the card.
8. India along with which other country is scheduling its first meeting of the newly established "2+2" format, of the defence and foreign ministers from each side?
[A] China
[B] Japan
[C] Russia
[D] U.S.
[E] Israel

Answer: D. U.S.

Explanation:

India and US are scheduling the first meeting of the newly established "2+2" format, of the defence and foreign ministers from each side. The new high-level dialogue mechanism was confirmed during a conversation between PM Modi & US President Trump. This new high-level mechanism will be in addition to the strategic and commercial dialogue that is an annual feature between the two countries.
9. Which space agency has launched "Tracking & Data Relay Satellite" aimed at ensuring astronauts at the International Space Station to communicate with Earth?
[A] NASA
[B] ISRO
[C] JAXA
[D] CNSA
[E] ESA

Answer: A. NASA

Explanation:

NASA has launched the latest in a series of satellites aimed at ensuring astronauts at the International Space Station can communicate with Earth. Boeing-made Tracking & Data Relay Satellite soared into space from Cape Canaveral, Florida. It will facilitate space-to-ground communication for NASA's low-Earth orbit operations. It will support critical space communication into the mid-2020s.
10. World photography day is observed annually on ________ 
[A] 9th June
[B] 29th June
[C] 19th May
[D] 19th August
[E] 8th December 

Answer: D. 19th August

Explanation:

World photography day is observed annually on August 19 to inspire photographers across the planet to share a single photo with the world. First World Photo Day was celebrated in 2010 with 250 images submitted reaching 20,000 people. According to Facebook data, India figures at 4th spot among top 10 countries that post most photos on FB & 5th spot among the same category for Messenger app.

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