Current Affairs Quiz: May 16, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 16 May 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 16 May 2017. This Quiz is divided into two parts. First part contains questions from Current Affairs of  15 May 2017. The Second Part contains Current Affairs Questions from various newspaper of today i.e 16 May 2017. Read our Current Affairs and Newspaper daily to excel in General Awareness section of competitive exams.

Quiz from Current Affairs 15 May 2017 of A2ZClick Here to Read Current Affairs of May 15, 2017

  1. As per Economic Outlook Survey of FICCI, what will be the growth rate of Indian economy in 2017-18?
    A) 7.2%
    B) 7.4%
    C) 7.8%
    D) 8.4%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : In the Economic Outlook Survey brought out by industry body Ficci, it is announced that India’s economy is set to grow by a robust 7.4 per cent in the current fiscal. The industry and services sector are also expected to grow by 6.9 per cent and 8.4 per cent respectively in 2017-18.
  2. Which city hosted the ‘Videsh Sampark’ Conference?
    A) TIrupati
    B) Vishakhapatnam
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Vijaywada
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Hyderabad, Telangana
  3. Who has been awarded with the Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Lifetime Achievement Award?
    A) Pawan Kumar Chamling
    B) Manik Sarkar
    C) Sarbananda Sonowal
    D) Mukul Sangma
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has been conferred with the first Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Lifetime Achievement Honour in Public Service by President Pranab Mukherjee.
  4. Which airport has become the world’s busiest amongst the single-runway facilities?
    A) Delhi Airport
    B) Mumbai Airport
    C) Hyderabad Airport
    D) Kempegowda Airport
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The GVK group-run Mumbai airport has become the world’s busiest amongst the single-runway facilities by handling 837 flights a day or one in 65 seconds on an average in fiscal 2017
  5. Gatwick airport is located in which country?
    A) China
    B) USA
    C) UK
    D) UAE
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : London, UK. Mumbai airport replaced Gatwick airport as the busiest airport.
  6. Which of the following education institution has signed up with British Geological Survey to turn Varanasi into smart city?
    A) Banaras Hindu University
    B) IIT Delhi
    C) IIT Kanpur
    D) IIT Kharagpur
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has collaborated with the British Geological Survey to turn Varanasi into a smart city. Three dimensional geological modelling of the geology under Varanasi will be prepared to help improve the building of new transport and service infrastructure
  7. Recently NASA and ISRO teamed up to inspect ‘oldest civilisation’ site in which Indian state?
    A) Punjab
    B) Haryana
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Teams of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) would inspect the excavation being carried out at an archaeological site in Haryana’s Fatehabad district to verify claims of it being the oldest civilisation in the world.
  8. Which Indian racer became the first Indian driver to win a GP3 race?
    A) Sanjeev Sharma
    B) Vipin Mittal
    C) Arjun Maini
    D) Praveen Joshi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Jenzer Motorsports’ Indian driver Arjun Maini, who is supported by JK Racing and TVS, created history as he became the first Indian to win a race in the GP3 Series with a dominant victory.
  9. Who has won the Mutua Madrid Tennis Open 2017?
    A) Rafael Nadal
    B) Lukasz Kubot
    C) Marcelo Melo
    D) Dominic Thiem
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Rafael Nadal beat Dominic Thiem to win his fifth Madrid Open title held in Spain
  10. Subrahmanyan Ramaswamy who passed away recently (May 2017) was a/an _____
    A) author
    B) classical singer
    C) politician
    D) economist
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Indian politician who was the fourth Chief Minister of the Union Territory of Pondicherry
  11. Who has been named the new Prime Minister of France?
    A) Emmanuel Macron
    B) Bernard Cazeneuve
    C) Michel Frank
    D) Edouard Philippe
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Newly sworn-in French President Emmanuel Macron has named Edouard Philippe, the 46-year-old Mayor of Le Havre city, as his Prime Minister.
  12. When is International Day of Families observed?
    A) May 13
    B) May 14
    C) May 15
    D) May 16
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : 15 May. Theme of International Day of Family 2017 is “Families, education and well-being”.

Current Affairs Quiz from Today’s Newspaper (16 May 2017) – The Indian Express

  1. 2nd National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR) Meet was held in which city?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Delhi
    C) Gurugram
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : New Delhi
  2. Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry has changed the base year of Wholesale Price Index (WPI) from 2004-05 to _________ .
    A) 2008-09
    B) 2011-12
    C) 2012-13
    D) 2013-14
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : from 2004-05 to 2011-12.
  3. After GST comes into effect, PAN will be must for companies with turnover above ____ while filling the Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum for registration.
    A) Rs 10 lakh
    B) Rs 20 lakh
    C) Rs 30 lakh
    D) Rs 50 lakh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Rs 20 lakh

 

 

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9 Thoughts to “Current Affairs Quiz: May 16, 2017”

  1. sachin shukla Banker of 2017

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    Designated by: UN General Assembly

    First Observed in: 2008

    International Mine Awareness Day: 04 April 2017

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    Theme: Needs Driven. People Centred

    First Observed in: 2006

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    First Observed in: 1989

    International Day for Monuments and Sites (World Heritage Day): 18 April 2017

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    Theme: Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Tourism

    First Observed in: 1983

    International Mother Earth Day: 22 April 2017

    Designated by: UN General Assembly

    Theme: Environmental & Climate Literacy

    First Observed in: 2010

    Note: Earth Day was first observed in 1970 in the United States and it went global in 1990. The same day was adopted by the UN in 2009 as the International Mother Earth Day.

    UN English Language Day: 23 April 2017

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    First Observed in: 2010

    Significance: Birthday of William Shakespeare

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    First Observed in: 2007

    Theme: Malaria Prevention: Let’s close the gap

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  2. sachin shukla Banker of 2017

    12/15

  3. princess(@@@@)

    Mam i need updated cabinet nd state ministers list..

      1. princess(@@@@)

        Ok mam

  4. princess(@@@@)

    12/15

  5. jazzzz

    Static GK material?

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