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1. Recently who inaugurates an Exhibition ‘Return of the three stone Sculptures from Australia to India?
A. Dr. Mahesh Sharma
B. Rajiv Pratap Rudy
C. Shripad Yesso Naik
D. Dr. Jitendra Singh
Answer: A – Dr. Mahesh Sharma – Explanation – The Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Dr. Mahesh Sharma) has inaugurated an exhibition on “Return of the Three Stone Sculptures from Australia to India” in National Museum New Delhi.
2. India’s first underwater rail tunnel is constructed under this river?
Answer: C – Hoogly – Explanation – India’s first underwater rail tunnel, that was being constructed under the Hooghly river for establishing metro link between Howrah and Kolkata, got completed on 23 May 2017, ahead of the scheduled time. For the construction of tunnel, a giant tunnel-boring machine (TBM) named ‘Rachna’ was deployed to dig the underwater tunnel that will run a length of 502 metres under the river. The machine was brought from Herrenknecht AG plant in Schwanau in Germany.
3. Recently after how many years Cobra lily rediscovered in Nilgiris?
A. 80 years
B. 84 years
C. 88 years
D. 89 years
Answer: B – 84 years – Explanation – The rare Arisaema translucens, more commonly known as the cobra lily, was recently rediscovered in the western Nilgiris after 84 years. The discovery was made by nature enthusiasts K M Prabhu Kumar and Tarun Chhabra. News of the discovery was published in a journal on botanical taxonomy Phytotaxa in May 2017.
4. Recently who are jointly inaugurates integration of e-sanad with CBSE’s Academic Repository?
A. Sushma Swaraj
B. Prakash Javdekar
C. Ravi Shankar Prasad
D. All the above
Answer: D – All the above – Explanation – On May 24, 2017, External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, Electronics and Information Technology Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Human Resource Development Minister, Prakash Javadekar jointly inaugurated the integration of eSanad with ‘Parinam Manjusha’. ‘Parinam Manjusha’ is CBSE’s digital academic repository which allows students to find their mark sheets and other certificates online.
5. Recently which state government has launches e-plant clinics?
A. Jammu & Kashmir
Answer: A – Jammu & Kashmir – Explanation – The J&K government has launched an eclinics service for farmers on 24 of May, 2017
6. According to the WEF these Indian cities are in most crowded cities?
D. New Delhi
Answer: A & B – Mumbai & Kota – Explanation – According to World Economic Forum (WEF) citing UN Habitat data the list is topped by Dhaka. Dhaka has a population density of 44,500 people per square kilometer.
7. Recently which country blocks 21 media websites including Al Jazeera?
Answer: C – Egypt – Explanation – Egypt has blocked 21 media websites including the main website of Qatar-based Al-Jazeera news channel for allegedly supporting terrorism, as per reports by one of the country’s local news agencies. According to sources, the blocked websites also include some Egypt-focused websites hosted abroad such as Masr Al Arabiya. There are claims from the Egyptian government that the websites are being nanced by Qatar.
8. Omar becomes first amputee to swim across Red Sea’s Gulf of Aqaba. He is an
Answer: B – Egyptian – Explanation – Egyptian swimmer Omar Hegazy has become the first amputee to swim across Red Sea’s 20 kilometer Aqaba Gulf from Egypt to Jordan.
9. Recently who takes charge as Defence Secretary?
A. Sanjay Mitra
B. G. Gurucharan
C. Shobhana K Pattanayak
D. Jai Priye Prakash
Answere: A – Sanjay Mitra – Explanation – Sanjay Mitra took charge as the Defence Secretary on 25 May 2017. Mitra succeeds G Mohan Kumar. He is a 1982 batch IAS officer of the West Bengal cadre. His appointment as the new Defence Secretary was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) on 10 May 2017. He will have a fixed two-year tenure.
10. Name the Indian shuttler who was recently inducted in the BWF commission.
A. P V Sindhu
B. Prakash Padukone
C. Syed Modi
D. Pullela Gopichand
Answer: A – P V Sindhu – Explanation – On May 24, 2017, Indian badminton player P.V. Sindhu became the second Indian to be inducted in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Athletes’ Commission. India’s Saina Nehwal is already in the BWF Athletes’ Commission.
11. Who has been appointed as new Chairman of IAMAI?
A. Deep Kalra
B. Rajan Anandan
C. Kunal Shah
D. Dhiraj Kundra
Answer: B – Rajan Anandan – Explanation – Google VicePresident Rajan Anandan is the new Chairman of Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).
12. Lenin Moreno was sworn as President of which country recently?
Answer: C – Ecuador – Explanation – Lenin Moreno was sworn in as President of Ecuador on 24 of May 2017.
13. Name the Union Minister who has recently unveils world’s first philosophical novel on God in Delhi.
A. Kiren Rijiju
B. Giriraj Singh
C. Hansraj Gangaram Ahir
D. Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi
Answer: A – Kiren Rijiju – Explanation – The world’s first philosophical novel on God was presented by Union Minister Kiren Rijiju. IAS officer Haulianlal Guite has published a philosophical novel for God titled “Confessions of a dying mind: the blind faith of atheism.
14. Recently Union Home Minister releases the book ‘India 2017 Yearbook’ wasauthored by whom?
A. Vikram Sathaye
B. Rajiv Mehrishi
C. Preeti Shenoy
D. Yashodhara Lal
Answer: B – Rajiv Mehrishi – Explanation – Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has released the book ‘India 2017 Yearbook’. It is authored by the Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi. The book was published by the McGraw Hill Education India.
15. Who was the author of a new book “Winning like Virat: Think & Succeed like Kohli?
A. Savi Sharma
B. Sundari Venkat
C. Abhirup Bhattacharya
D. Kanchana Banerj
Answer: C – Abhirup Bhattacharya – Explanation – A new book “Winning like Virat: Think & Succeed like Kohli” by Abhirup Bhattacharya.