Current Affairs Quiz: May 7, 2018

Current Affairs 7 May 2018 Quiz

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  1. The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) recently observed its ________ Raising Day.
    A) 58th
    B) 50th
    C) 61st
    D) 45th
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Border Roads Organisation (BRO), a leader in infrastructure development in the border areas of the country, will celebrate its 58th Raising Day on 07 May 2018.
  2. How much amount has been sanctioned by the Government of India for the inland waterway on Godavari River?
    A) Rs 2,500 crore
    B) Rs 1,000 crore
    C) Rs 2,000 crore
    D) Rs 1,500 crore
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Union Minister for Road Transport and Water Resourceas Nitin Gadkari announced that the Central government will sanction Rs 2,000 crore for inland waterway on Godavari River. He asked Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra to come forward to take 10 percent equity each in the special purpose vehicle to be formed by the ministry to execute the project.
  3. India’s tallest flag will be installed in which of the following cities under the Smart City Mission?
    A) Haryana
    B) Gujarat
    C) Maharshtra
    D) Assam
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    In Assam, 97.3 meter tall national flag, the tallest in the country – will be installed in Guwahati under Smart City Mission.
  4. Which Indian state government is set to conduct the first organised census of Indus Dolphins with the help of WWF-India?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Punjab
    C) Haryana
    D) Rajasthan
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    For the conservation of Indus dolphins – one of the world’s rarest mammals – the Punjab government along with WWF-India are conducting the first organised census on their population. Found only in India and Pakistan, the Indus dolphins are confined to only a 185 km stretch between Talwara and Harike Barrage in India’s Beas river in Punjab.
  5. Which among the given celebrity has been nominated as the Global Leadership Ambassador for Women in Public Service Project (WPSP)?
    A) Aamir Khan
    B) Divya Dutta
    C) Shabana Azmi
    D) Amitabh Bachchan
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Veteran actress and social activist Shabana Azmi has been nominated as the Global Leadership Ambassador for Women in Public Service Project (WPSP), a Hillary Clinton-founded programme aimed at empowering the next generation of women around the world.
  6. Who among the following has been awarded the 2018 ONV Literary Prize?
    A) M T Vasudevan Nair
    B) Anuja Akathoot
    C) Sugathakumari
    D) Sumesh Krishnan
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Jnanpith laureate M T Vasudevan Nair has won this year’s annual ONV Literary Prize, instituted in memory of iconic poet late O N V Kurup, for his overall contributions to Malayalam literature.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The Indus river dolphin is world’s rarest species of mammals found only in India and________
    A) Pakistan
    B) Sri Lanka
    C) Malaysia
    D) Bangladesh
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Indus river dolphin is a subspecies of freshwater river dolphin currently only found in the Indus river of India and Pakistan. This dolphin was the first discovered side-swimming cetacean.
  2. Who is the Director- General of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO)?
    A) Lt. Gen Ashok Ambre
    B) Lt. Gen Harpal Singh
    C) Lt. Gen Manoj Pande
    D) Lt Gen Sanjeev Kumar Shrivastava
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) develops and maintains road networks in India’s border areas and friendly neighbouring countries.

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