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Current Affairs Quiz May 8 2017

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1. This Current Affairs Quiz May 8 2017 is meant to be a check for your learning and is meant to serve as tool for assessment.
2. Current Affairs Quiz May 8 2017 is designed to check your Current Affairs General Knowledge and provide you an assessment of the same.
3. Each question in Current Affairs Quiz May 8 2017 followed by 4 options. Select the most appropriate option for the question.

Current Affairs Questions for the day

Question 1: Which state government has recently become the registered proprietor of the GI tag for Banganapalle mangoes?

A. Uttar Pradesh
B. Karnataka
C. Andhra Pradesh
D. Bihar

Answer and Explanation

Ans. C

The succulent Banganapalle mango has received a Geographical Indication (GI) tag, making Andhra Pradesh the proprietor of this variety known for its sweetness. Grown for over 100 years in the State, it also known as Beneshan, Baneshan, Benishan, Chappatai and Safeda. The GI is an indication that the certain product has a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin.

Question 2: Where is the headquarters of the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy (IGNFA)?

A. Gwalior
B. Dehradun
C. Amritsar
D .Ahmedabad

Answer and Explanation

Ans. B

Indian Forest College, originally established in 1938 for training senior forest officers had been renamed Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy (IGNFA) in the year 1987. It is situated in the New Forest campus of Forest Research Institute (FRI) on Chakrata Road (NH-72),five kilometers from Dehradun town. IGNFA is currently functioning as a Staff College for the officers of the Indian Forest Service (IFS). The Academy imparts knowledge and skills to the professional foresters and helps them to develop competence for managing the country’s forest and wildlife resources on a sustainable basis. The Academy trains different levels of seniority in the Indian Forest Service and also the new entrants to the service.

Question 3: Which scientific organisation has developed India’s first indigenous solar hybrid electric car?


Answer and Explanation

Ans. A

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) added another milestone to its list of achievements by successfully showcasing a solar-electric hybrid vehicle. The different engineering branches at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in Thiruvananthapuram have developed the vehicle. The team working on the project developed a solar panel to fit on the roof of a car, along with an internal gearbox, control electronics for the battery and solar panel, and a conversion kit for fitting an electric motor to a vehicle with an internal combustion engine. The vehicle rubs on Lithium-ion batteries, with a high power super-capacitor to meet the power demands to achieve required torque. ISRO also ensured to not compromise the safety while integrating various subsystems. The vehicle had a successful test-drive, including an uphill drive.

Question 4: The National Standards Conclave (NSC) 2017, was organized in which city?

A. Allahabad
B. Jaipur
C. Agra
D. New Delhi

Answer and Explanation

Ans. D

The Government organised the 4th National Standards Conclave in the national capital New Delhi on May 1-2,2017. The objective of the two day Conclave is to bring awareness and prepare Industries, Central Government Ministries, State Governments, regulatory/standards setting and conformity assessment bodies on the growing importance of “Standards” in the changing scenario of global trade.

Question 5: International status has been given to which airport in Andhra Pradesh?

A. Gannavaram Airport
B. Rajahmundry Airport
C. Vijayawada Airport
D. Tirupati Airport

Answer and Explanation

Ans. C

Vijayawada airport in Andhra Pradesh has been granted international status by The Union Cabinet. This is as per provisions of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, as announced by the Union minister Arun Jaitley. The act bifurcated the state into Telangana and residual Andhra Pradesh resulting in the transfer of the capital Hyderabad as well as the states lone international airport situated in the city to the new state of Telangana.


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