18 Dec

GK December 2017 Quiz

A candidate about to appear in Banking, SSC or Competitive Entrance Exams must not leave Current Affairs Preparation to chance.  Current Affairs Questions can be really scoring if one sincerely covers events of the last 6 to 8 months starting from the date of the exam. In this regard, regular reading of the newspaper surely helps. But when it comes to testing your knowledge of Current Affairs, there is nothing better than attempting a Quiz comprising MCQs.

If such a Quiz has been designed by experts known for providing the Best SSC CGL Coaching in Delhi, then you can be sure that it is 100% exam relevant.

Question 1. Which team recently won the 2017 Hockey World League tournament?

  1. Germany
  2. Australia
  3. Argentina
  4. India

Answer: Australia

Question 2. Which of the following cities hosted the Hockey World League 2017 tournament?

  1. Bengaluru
  2. Patiala
  3. Bhubaneswar
  4. Bhopal

Answer: Bhubaneswar

Question 3. Which of the following awards has Mamta Kalia recently won for her book ‘Dukkham Sukkham’?

  1. Vyas Samman
  2. Saraswati Samman
  3. Jnanpith Award
  4. Sahitya Akademi Puraskar

Answer: Vyas Samman

Question 4. Name the winner of the 2017 FIFA Ballon d’Or award.

  1. Luis Suarez
  2. Neymar
  3. Lionel Messi
  4. Cristiano Ronaldo

Answer: Cristiano Ronaldo

Question 5. Who among the following was recently named the Time Magazine’s person of the year 2017?

  1. Vladimir Putin
  2. Donald Trump
  3. The Silence Breakers
  4. The Storm Troopers

Answer: The Silence Breakers

Question 6. Name the country that has recently launched a crypto-currency name Petro, which is backed by its oil, diamond, gas & gold reserves.

  1. Qatar
  2. Venezuela
  3. Mexico
  4. Russia

Answer: Venezuela

Question 7. Name the state Govt. which is going to launch the ‘Guru-Shishya’ program across all districts.

  1. Rajasthan
  2. Bihar
  3. Madhya Pradesh
  4. Himachal Pradesh

Answer: Rajasthan

Question 8. Konark dance festival 2017 was held recently. This festival is associated with which of the following Indian states?

  1. Gujarat
  2. Bihar
  3. Jharkhand
  4. Odisha

Answer: Odisha

Question 9. The Hornbill Festival, also known as the festival of festivals, was celebrated recently. This festival is associated with

  1. Mizoram
  2. Nagaland
  3. Manipur
  4. Sikkim

Answer: Nagaland

Question 10. Snehlata Shrivastava has been recently appointed

  1. Secretary General of Lok Sabha
  2. Chairperson of Estimate Committee
  3. Secretary General of Rajya Sabha
  4. Chairperson of Public Accounts Committee

Answer: Secretary General of Lok Sabha

Question 11. UNESCO has included which of the following items from India in its 2017 list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity?

  1. Ramlila
  2. Kalbelia Folk Songs
  3. Kumbh Mela
  4. Chhau Dance

Answer: Kumbh Mela

Question 12. Mohamad Al Jounde, the winner of 2017 International Children’s Peace Prize, belongs to which of the following nations?

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Iran
  3. Iraq
  4. Syria

Answer: Syria

Question 13. Which Indian weightlifter recently won the gold medal at the 2017 IWF World Weightlifting Championship?

  1. Mirabai Chanu
  2. Konjum Taba
  3. Punam Yadav
  4. Sathish Kumar

Answer: Mirabai Chanu

Question 14. World Soil Day is observed annually on

  1. 2nd December
  2. 5th December
  3. 22nd December
  4. 23rd December

Answer: 5th December

Question 15. Which Indian sportsperson has recently launched the UNICEF-ICCS’s campaign “Power of Sports to Shape the Future of Adolescents”?

  1. Rahul Dravid
  2. Saurav Ganguly
  3. Yuvraj Singh
  4. Zaheer Khan

Answer: Yuvraj Singh

Question 16. Where was the International Tourism Mart 2017 organized recently?

  1. Jaipur, Rajasthan
  2. Panaji, Goa
  3. Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
  4. Guwahati, Assam

Answer: Guwahati, Assam

Question 17. Kacheguda railway station, which has been named India’s 1st energy-efficient ‘A1 category’ railway station, is situated in

  1. Visakhapatnam
  2. Hyderabad
  3. Bhubaneswar
  4. Bengaluru

Answer: Hyderabad

Question 18. The 1st Madame Tussauds Wax Museum of India opened recently in

  1. New Delhi
  2. Hyderabad
  3. Bengaluru
  4. Kolkata

Answer: New Delhi

Question 19. Who among the following is going to captain the Indian team in the 2018 ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup to be played in New Zealand?

  1. Harvik Desai
  2. Abhishek Sharma
  3. Prithvi Shaw
  4. Aryan Juyal

Answer: Prithvi Shaw

Question 20. When is the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities observed annually across the world?

  1. 3rd December
  2. 17th December
  3. 21st December
  4. 23rd December

Answer: 3rd December

Question 21. Ajeya Warrior 2017, a joint military training exercise, was conducted between India and the United Kingdom at

  1. Chamba, Himachal Pradesh
  2. Vairengte, Mizoram
  3. Umroi, Meghalaya
  4. Bikaner, Rajasthan

Answer: Bikaner, Rajasthan

Question 22. Miss Supranational 2017, Jenny Kim, belongs to which of the following nations?

  1. Japan
  2. South Korea
  3. Singapore
  4. Thailand

Answer: South Korea

Question 23. Name the country that has won the 1st South Asian Regional Badminton tournament.

  1. India
  2. Bhutan
  3. Maldives
  4. Nepal

Answer: India

Question 24. Which of the following is the 1st state to have endorsed the triple talaq bill?

  1. Madhya Pradesh
  2. Uttar Pradesh
  3. Chhattisgarh
  4. Rajasthan

Answer: Uttar Pradesh

Question 25. What is the name of Gulzar’s debut novel in English language?

  1. Two
  2. Divided into Two
  3. Parallel Lines
  4. Partition Revisited

Answer: Two

Question 26. Name the cyclone that recently created havoc in Kerala, Lakshadweep and Tamil Nadu.

  1. Cyclone Nada
  2. Cyclone Vardah
  3. Cyclone Ockhi
  4. Cyclone Mora

Answer: Cyclone Ockhi

Question 27. Where was the 2nd UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism & Culture held recently?

  1. Tokyo, Japan
  2. Muscat, Oman
  3. Jerusalem, Israel
  4. Geneva, Switzerland

Answer: Muscat, Oman

Question 28. Which of the following states is going to be the 1st one to set up a Green University (environmental studies university)?

  1. Karnataka
  2. Kerala
  3. Himachal Pradesh
  4. West Bengal

Answer: West Bengal

Question 29. RBI has recently restructured MDR in line with merchant turnover rather than existing slab rates based on the value of a transaction. MDR stands for

  1. Market Discount Rate
  2. Merchant Discount Rate
  3. Merchant Dividend Rate
  4. Market Dividend Rate

Answer: Merchant Discount Rate

Question 30. When is the International Day for Abolition of Slavery observed around the world?

  1. 1st December
  2. 2nd December
  3. 3rd December
  4. 8th December

Answer: 2nd December

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