Current Affairs Quiz: May 9, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 9 May 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 9 May 2017. This Quiz is divided into two parts. First part contains questions from Current Affairs of  8 May 2017. The Second Part contains Current Affairs Questions from various newspaper of today i.e 9 May 2017. Read our Current Affairs and Newspaper daily to excel in General Awareness section of competitive exams.

Quiz from Current Affairs 8 May 2017 of A2Z Click Here to Read Current Affairs of May 8, 2017

  1. Which Indian state has signed Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with the US state of Iowa to promote research and development in the fields of science, agriculture and life sciences?
    A) Telangana
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Punjab
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Andhra Pradesh has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with the US state of Iowa to promote research and development in the fields of science, agriculture and life sciences.
  2. Which state has decided to allot smart house ID to every house in its state?
    A) Telangana
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Punjab
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : In Haryana, the detailed data of every resident will be collected under a special mission, and every house would be allotted a smart house ID. Work on gathering the data would commence on June 15, and would be completed by the Independence Day.
  3. Sainj Hydroelectric Project is located in which state?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : The 100 MW Sainj Hydroelectric Project being constructed by Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (HPPCL) in Kullu district would be commissioned partially in may 2017.
  4. Jharkhand government has signed an MoU with which company to encourage startup investments in the state?
    A) Microsoft
    B) Google
    C) Oracle
    D) IBM
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : In a bid to improve citizen services, increase employment and encourage startup investments in the state, the Jharkhand government and tech major Oracle have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
  5. India’s First Integrated Bio‐refinery for Renewable Fuels & Chemicals has come up in which state?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Karnataka
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari has inaugurated India’s First Integrated Bio‐refinery for Renewable Fuels & Chemicals for producing ethanol from a variety of biomass. The plant is situated at Rahu in Pune district of Maharashtra.
  6. Recently Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) have signed an agreement to establish Technology and Innovation Support Centres (TISC). Where is the headquarters of WIPO located?
    A) Bern
    B) Geneva
    C) Paris
    D) New York
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Geneva, Switzerland
  7. Who has been awarded with the award for outstanding achievement in Cinema at the 7th annual Asian Awards (posthumously)?
    A) Vinod Khanna
    B) Om Puri
    C) Amrish Puri
    D) Rajesh Khanna
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : In the 7th annual Asian Awards in UK, Indian Actor Om Puri who died earlier this year has been posthumously conferred the award for outstanding achievement. Also, India’s playback singer Adnan Sami won the award for outstanding achievement in Music.
  8. India will host its first Super Boxing League (SBL) in which city?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Pune
    C) Delhi
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Super Boxing League (SBL) will be held in New Delhi from July 7 to August 12, 2017. The league is being organised by British businessman Bill Dosanjh, also the founder and promoter of successful Super Fight League and professional boxing sensation & two-time world champion boxer, Amir Khan.
  9. Which city will host Asian Athletics Championships 2017?
    A) Vishakhapatnam
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Cuttack
    D) Bhubaneswar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Bhubaneswar, Odisha- Kalinga Stadium
  10. What is the mascot of the Asian Athletics Championship 2017 to be held in Bhubaneswar?
    A) Goldfish
    B) Olive Ridley Turtle
    C) Wels catfish
    D) Blue-ringed octopus
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The logo and mascot of the Asian Athletics Championships scheduled to be held at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar from July 6 to 9 has been released.
  11. The Asian Athletics Championship 2017 to be held in Bhubaneswar is the ____ edition of the event.
    A) 20
    B) 21
    C) 22
    D) 23
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : It is the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship
  12. Vikram Malhotra is related to which sports?
    A) Badminton
    B) Tennis
    C) Squash
    D) Shooting
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Squash
  13. Who has won the Abu Dhabi Squash Open 2017?
    A) Youssef Ibrahim
    B) Mohammad Alsarraj
    C) Adil Maqbool
    D) Vikram Malhotra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Vikram Malhotra
  14. Which country has been elected as the president of the UN-Habitat?
    A) Kenya
    B) India
    C) Russia
    D) Sri Lanka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : India
  15. Which Indian minister will preside of the Governing Council (GC) meetings of UN-Habitat after India has been elected the President of the group?
    A) Rajnath Singh
    B) Sushma Swaraj
    C) Arun Jaitley
    D) M Venkaiah Naidu
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : M Venkaiah Naidu
  16. Where is the headquarters of UN-Habitat located?
    A) Paris
    B) Geneva
    C) Nairobi
    D) New York
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Nairobi, Kenya
  17. Who has been elected as the new President of France?
    A) Emmanuel Macron
    B) Marine Le Pen
    C) Mark de Macron
    D) Roger Le Daniel
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Emmanuel Macron
  18. When is the World Red Cross Day observed?
    A) May 5
    B) May 7
    C) May 8
    D) May 9
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : May 8
  19. What is the theme of World Red Cross Day 2017?
    A) Red Cross – A life Saver
    B) Less Known Red Cross Stories
    C) Relief in Distress
    D) No to War
    View Answer
    Option BExplanation:

Current Affairs Quiz from Today’s Newspaper (9 May 2017) – The Indian Express

  1. Where was the 99th meeting of International Astronomical Union held?
    A) India
    B) Hungary
    C) Brazil
    D) South Africa
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Pune, India
  2. Supreme court has kept which of the following type of vehicles out from the BS-III restriction and they may continue to sell?
    A) Commercial Four wheelers
    B) Personal two wheelers
    C) Farming vehicles
    D) Commercial Goods carrier
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Farming vehicles like tractor don’t fall under this category and have different emiision norms.
  3. Recently SEBI has allowed investors to use e-wallets for buying mutual funds. What is the maximum limit for such trade using e-wallets as specified by SEBI?
    A) Rs 20,000
    B) Rs 25,000
    C) Rs 50,000
    D) Rs 75,000
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Markets regulator Sebi on Monday allowed investors to buy mutual fund schemes for up to Rs 50,000 through digital wallets, making it easier for them — especially the young generation — to purchase these instruments.
  4. What is India’s GDP growth rate prediction for 2018 as per UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)?
    A) 7.1%
    B) 7.2%
    C) 7.4%
    D) 7.5%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    :

 

 

 

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