GK Current Affairs Quiz: May 5, 2017

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Current Affairs Quiz May 5 2017

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Current Affairs Questions for the day

Question 1: Which state has become the first Indian state to use Automated Weather Stations (AWS) for farmers?

A. West Bengal
B. Tamil Nadu
C. Maharashtra
D. Haryana

Answer and Explanation

Ans. C

The farmers from the village of Dongargaon, Nagpur,will benefit from the Automated Weather Stations or AWS recently launched by the Maharashtra government. This will help the farmers in understanding weather cycles and crop patterns. The AWS will be helpful in measuring the accuracy in rain pattern, humidity and expected rainfall also including informing about the best crop for the farmers. The gathered information will be shared to the farmers through the Mahavedh portal, the state’s agriculture-weather information network as well as the Skymet mobile application. Also, in every Gram Panchayat, digital kiosks will be set-up to give out weather related information and expert advice on crop patterns that can be followed by the farmers.

Question 2: In which state is the Lovely Professional University (LPU) located?

A. Uttar Pradesh
B. Panjab
C. Himachal Pradesh
D. Bihar

Answer and Explanation

Ans. B

LPU had a humble beginning in the field of higher education in India. Starting in the year 2001 as a single college known as “Lovely Institute of Management” with only 4 Programs (MBA, MCA, BBA & BCA), and near 250 students with faculty strength of 15. Within a very short period ,it became a full-fledged university in December, 2005 by the enactment of an act by the State Legislature of Government of Punjab. LPU has now emerged as one of the leading universities of India and is duly recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC). LPU has more than 30,000 fulltime students on its 600 acre campus which is located on Jalandhar-Delhi National Highway at Phagwara (Punjab), India. The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee has recently attended the 8th Convocation of the Lovely Professional University on May 2, 2017.

Question 3: Which state will follow the January to December fiscal year format?

A. Madhya Pradesh
B. Gujarat
C. Manipur
D. Himachal Pradesh

Answer and Explanation

Ans. A

Madhya Pradesh state government today took a decision to change its financial year format to calendar year i.e January-December starting 2018, as against the current practice of April-March cycle. The state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, has decided to shift the fiscal year January to December.

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Question 4: Which company’s cash reserve is more than Google, Microsoft and Amazon’s total cash reserve combined?

A. Alphabet
B. Intel
C. eBay
D. Apple

Answer and Explanation

Ans. D

While there have been concerns about the declining sales of iPhones and iPads,Apple is currently sitting on 256 billion dollars in cash and marketable securities. This amount is more cash than what fellow tech giants Microsoft (126 billion dollars),Google parent Alphabet (92 billion dollars) , and Amazon(22 billion dollars) combined, have in their war chests. Third quarter projections of Apple for its fiscal 2017 are as follows: Revenue between 43.5 billion and 45.5 billion dollars. Gross margin between 37.5 and 38.5 percent. Operating expenses between 6.6 billion and 6.7 billion dollars. Other income/(expense) of 450 million dollars. Tax rate of 25.5 percent.

Question 5: Which Kendra will be set up by Swachh Bharat Mission at Rajghat?

A. Rashtriya Arogya Kendra
B. Rashtriya Be-Rozgar Kendra
C. Rashtriya Swachhta Kendra
D. Rashtriya Awaas Kendra

Answer and Explanation

Ans. C

Furthering the cleanliness mission, the government will establish a national centre at Rajghat, New Delhi, to monitor the progress of the Prime Minister’s pet programme. The Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra will be set up by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation at the Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, Rajghat, to monitor the progress of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said Swachh Bharat Mission being very important for the government, will gain national momentum as well. Space for the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra at Rajghat was being provided in respect of the centenary of the Champaran Satyagraha. This was announced by the Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma during the “Swachhata Pakhwada” held by the ministry.

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