Current Affairs Quiz: May 15, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 15 May 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 15 May 2017. This Quiz is divided into two parts. First part contains questions from Current Affairs of  14 May 2017. The Second Part contains Current Affairs Questions from various newspaper of today i.e 15 May 2017. Read our Current Affairs and Newspaper daily to excel in General Awareness section of competitive exams.

Quiz from Current Affairs 14 May 2017 of A2ZClick Here to Read Current Affairs of May 14, 2017

  1. What is India’s rank in the World Bank’s electricity accessibility ranking 2017?
    A) 73
    B) 99
    C) 26
    D) 24
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : In World Bank’s electricity accessibility ranking 2017, India has risen to rank 26 from 99th spot in the year 2014
  2. Income tax department has exempted citizens above the age of ____ from mandatory quoting of Aadhaar to obtain PAN cards and file tax returns.
    A) 60 years
    B) 65 years
    C) 70 years
    D) 80 years
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : The revenue department has exempted citizens above 80 years from mandatory quoting of Aadhaar to obtain PAN cards and file tax returns.
  3. Which of the following state has not been exempted by Income Tax department from from mandatory quoting of Aadhaar to obtain PAN cards and file tax returns.
    A) Assam
    B) Meghalaya
    C) Tripura
    D) Jammu & Kashmir
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The revenue department has exempted residents of Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya, and citizens above 80 years from mandatory quoting of Aadhaar to obtain PAN cards and file tax returns.
  4. Which state has topped the Public Affairs Index-2017 as per a survey by Public Affairs Centre (PAC), Bengaluru?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Kerala
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Rajasthan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Top- Kerala; Last- Bihar
  5. Which state government will form ‘Maa’ committee to check mid-day meal quality in the state-run primary schools?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Haryana
    C) Punjab
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Uttar Pradesh government has decided to form ‘Maa’ committees to keep an eye on mid-day meals served to students in state-run primary schools. It will be a committee of six mothers, from all sections of society, whose students are studying in that school.
  6. Indian dairy cooperative Amul will sponsor which cricket team in the upcoming Champions trophy of cricket?
    A) Australia
    B) South Africa
    C) India
    D) New Zealand
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Indian dairy cooperative Amul will sponsor the New Zealand cricket team for the upcoming Champions Trophy in England. Amul had earlier sponsored Netherlands in the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
  7. Recently ‘Adiyogi bust’ was declared world’s largest by Guinness Book of World Records. In which state is this ‘Adiyogi’ Lord Shiv statue located?
    A) Kerala
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Tamil Nadu
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The 112 feet tall bust of ‘Adiyogi’ Lord Shiva at the Isha Yoga Foundation in Tamil Nadu has been declared the world’s largest bust by the Guinness Book of World Records.
  8. WannaCry ransom ware attack targeted how many country recentely?
    A) 58
    B) 78
    C) 99
    D) 102
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : A massive ransomware Cyber Attack dubbed WannaCry targeted computers in 99 countries including India. Russia was the worst hit country, witnessing over 70% of the affected computers, while India was third on the list.
  9. Which Indian has won gold in the 200 m T44 event of 2017 World Para Athletics Grand Prix in China?
    A) Sep Hokato Sema
    B) Ramudri Someshwara Rao
    C) Lal Vinay Kumar
    D) Vijay Sharma
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Ramudri Someswara Rao has won a gold medal in men’s 200m T44 event at the 2017 World Para Athletics Grand Prix in China. India is currently fourth in the tournament’s overall rating, with one gold, four silver and two bronze medals.
  10. Who has won the Spanish F1 Grand Prix 2017?
    A) Sebastian Vettel
    B) Lewis Hamilton
    C) Valtteri Bottas
    D) Kimi Räikkönen
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes has won the Spanish Grand Prix defeating Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari who finished in second place.
  11. What was the theme of World Fair Trade Day 2017?
    A) Towards a Global World to Support Fair Trade
    B) Fair Trade a Necessity as Demand Grows
    C) Human Chains for Fair Trade and the Planet
    D) Fair Trade to support the planet.
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : World Fair Trade Day is observed on the second Saturday of May every year. In 2017 it was observed on 13 May, 2017. Theme: Human Chains for Fair Trade and the Planet
  12. What was the theme of International Mothers’ Day 2017?
    A) Know your Mother
    B) Mother the Kind Hearted
    C) Brave Mothers
    D) Every Mother knows
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May every year. In 2017: 14 May 2017. Theme of Mother’s Day 2017 : “Every Mother knows”

Current Affairs Quiz from Today’s Newspaper (15 May 2017) – The Indian Express

  1. Videsh Sampark Conference was held in which state?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Telangana
    C) Kerala
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Hyderabad, Telangana.
  2. Recently Ministry of External Affairs launched ‘e-Sanad’ project. The purpose of the project is to __ ?
    A) to make the government schemes accessible to the people
    B) for approval of passport within 2 days
    C) online attestation of documents
    D) reduce to the cost of visa
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The initiative under the Digital India programme aims to provide faceless, cashless, contactless and paperless document attestation and apostille services.
  3. Pilot ‘e-Sanad’ project was launched in which state?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Telangana
    C) Kerala
    D) Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Telangana on Saturday became the first state in the country where the pilot ‘e-Sanad’ project, an initiative by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) for online attestation of documents, was rolled out.
  4. Which of the following has won the Smart Village Award of India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO)?
    A) Saranagati Eco Village
    B) New Gokul Farm
    C) Arna Jharna
    D) Govardhan Eco Village
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Maharashtra’s Govardhan Eco Village has won the “Smart Village” award for being a sustainable project in rural Maharashtra.

 

 

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