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Current Affairs Quiz May 7 2017

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Current Affairs Questions for the day

Question 1: In which state of India has the first private sector small arms manufacturing plant been set up in a joint venture with Israel?

A. Arunachal Pradesh
B. Gujarat
C. Madhya Pradesh
D. West Bengal

Answer and Explanation

Ans. C

India’s first private sector small arms manufacturing plant was today inaugurated at Malanpur in Madhya Pradesh, which will supply world class weapons to the armed forces in line with the country’s defence indigenisation programme. The plant, a joint venture between India’s Punj Lloyd and Israel Weapon Systems, will produce four products — X95 carbine and assault rifle, Galil sniper rifle,

Tavor assault rifle and Negev Light Machine Gun (LMG)

Question 2: Who has been appointed the new chairman of the Tea Board of India?

A. M S Boje Gowda
B. Prabhat Kamal Bezboruah
C. Krishan Katyal
D. Anshuman Kanoria

Answer and Explanation

Ans. B

Noted tea planter from Assam Prabhat Kamal Bezboruah, who was once a banker in the US, has been appointed the new chairman of the Tea Board of India by the Commerce ministry. With this, Bezboruah becomes the first non-IAS and an industry insider to be at the helm of the Kolkata-headquartered Tea Board, the governing body of the industry. Renowned coffee grower M S Boje Gowda was appointed as chairman of the Coffee Board. Santiago Sarangi, an IAS officer, was looking after the affairs of Tea Board as its acting chairman.

Question 3: A new logo was revealed by which Indian IT Company in May 2017?

A. Wipro
B. Infosys

Answer and Explanation

Ans. A

Azim Premji led Wipro’s logo since 1998 was a multi coloured Sunflower. They replaced it after almost two decades with a contemporary logo consisting of colourful dots, showing the philosophy of the way it “connects the dots” for its clients. Wipro today has over 1.7 lakh employees on its payrolls. It posted gross revenue of USD 8.5 billion for the financial year which ended on 31 March, 2017.

Question 4: Which city has emerged as India’s cleanest in the Swachh Survekshan 2017?

A. Surat
B. Mysuru
C. Bengaluru
D. Indore

Answer and Explanation

Ans. D In the Swachh Survekshan-2017 conducted in 434 cities and towns Indore has emerged as the India’s Cleanest City, the results of which were announced by the Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venakaiah Naidu. Bhopal, Visakhapatnam, Surat, Mysuru, Tiruchirapally, NDMC, Navi Mumbai, Vadodara, Chandigarh are at the Top 10. 25 towns from Uttar Pradesh are ranked among the bottom 50 cities.Varanasi has however, improved its rank from 418 in 2014 to 32 this year.

Question 5: Which river is the world’s tallest railway bridge towering over?

A. Beipan
B. Thames
C. Chenab
D. Yangtze

Answer and Explanation

Ans. C

In around two years from now, the Chenab River in Jammu and Kashmir will be spanned by the world’s tallest railway bridge that is expected to be 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower. The massive arch-shaped structure, being constructed at a cost of around Rs 1,100 crore in a hostile terrain, will use over 24,000 tonnes of steel and rise 359 m above the river bed. Designed to withstand wind speeds of up to 260 km per hour, the 1.315 km-long “engineering marvel” will connect Bakkal (Katra) and Kauri (Srinagar). Since the area is in a high seismic, special care is being taken by the DRDO to equip the Rs 12,000-crore bridge to withstand any major blast in the militancy-affected region. Currently, 1,400 men are working day and night to complete the behemoth structure by March, 2019.

The bridge forms a crucial link in the 111-km stretch between Katra and Banihal, which is a part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link project.


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