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Nipah virus in Kerala

The outbreak of Nipah virus in Kerala has so far claimed at least ten lives while two persons are still in critical condition.  Union Health Minister JP Nadda is closely monitoring the situation. He has directed for all support to be extended to Kerala in its prevention and  management. He has also urged citizens not to believe in rumors posted on social media and not to spread panic.  
Nipah virus (NiV) infection is a newly emerging zoonosis that causes severe disease in both animals and humans. The natural host of the virus are fruit bats of the Pteropodidae Family, Pteropus genus. NiV was first identified during an outbreak of disease that took place in Kampung Sungai Nipah, Malaysia in 1998.

21, 22 May 2018 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

21, 22 May 2018 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for May 2018Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 21, 22 May 2018:
Which state launches 'My MP Rojgar Portal'?
A. Bihar
B. Madhya Pradesh
C. Maharashtra
D. Kerala
Answer: B
Explanation: The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan has launched 'My MP Rojgar Portal' to provide jobs to youths as per their educational qualification, skills and interest and ensure availability of able candidates to employers as per the need of their business. The portal was launched as a part of the 'Ham Chhu Lenge Asman' Mukhyamantri Career Counselling programme ‘Pahal' in Model School of Bhopal. It was prepared by the Madhya Pradesh Skill Development and Employment Generation Board under youth empowerment mission.

Prime Minister Modi holds informal summit with which leader in Sochi on 21st may 2018?
A. Donald Trumph
B. Vladimir Putin
C. Shinzo Abe
D. Xi Jinping
Answer: B
Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 21st May said he had "extremely productive" discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin and they reviewed the complete range of India-Russia relations as well as other global subjects during their first ever informal summit in this Black Sea coastal city. The two leaders also visited the educational centre and interacted with more than 700 students. PM Modi said friendship between India and Russia has stood the test of time and their ties will continue to scale newer heights in the coming years. PM Modi is flying in only for a day for this summit at the "invitation of Mr Putin" and it comes close on the heels of the unique "informal summit" held between India and China recently in Wuhan. This is a new way PM Modi is handling foreign policy through a deeply personalised touch.

Deadly virus Nipah spread from which animal?
A. Monkey
B. Bat
C. Cow
D. Horse
Answer: B
Explanation: The outbreak of Nipah virus in Kerala has so far claimed at least ten lives while two persons are still in critical condition.  Union Health Minister JP Nadda is closely monitoring the situation. He has directed for all support to be extended to Kerala in its prevention and  management. He has also urged citizens not to believe in rumors posted on social media and not to spread panic.  Nipah virus (NiV) infection is a newly emerging zoonosis that causes severe disease in both animals and humans. The natural host of the virus are fruit bats of the Pteropodidae Family, Pteropus genus. NiV was first identified during an outbreak of disease that took place in Kampung Sungai Nipah, Malaysia in 1998...............Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

19, 20 May 2018 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

19, 20 May 2018 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for May 2018Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 19, 20 May 2018:
Dilip Tirkey, who is the newly appointed chairman of Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC), is the former player of which sports?
A. Cricket
B. Wrestling
C. Hockey
D. Boxing
Answer: C
Explanation: Dilip Tirkey, the former Rajya Sabha MP and ex-captain of Indian national hockey team, has been appointed as the new chairman of Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC). Tirkey, a leader of the ruling BJD, was elected to the Rajya Sabha on March 22, 2012 and his tenure ended on April 2, 2018. OTDC is a state government undertaking, incorporated in 1979, to promote tourism in the state and operate some of the existing tourist bungalows and transport fleets on commercial basis.

Who was appointed as the Chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi?
A. Uttam Pacharne
B. ML Srivastava
C. PL Deshpande
D. N K Jaishankar
Answer: A
Explanation: Uttam Pacharne, the noted artist and sculptor, was appointed as the Chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi by the President of India. He will hold office for a term of three years from the date on which he assumes the charge of his office. Pacharne is a widely respected person in the field of art and has held various important positions.

Who has become the India’s youngest women to scale Mt Everest from Nepal side?
A. Mugdha Mehta
B. Nidhi Mathur
C. Shivangi Pathak
D. Malavath Purna Hide
Answer: C
Explanation: Shivangi Pathak (16) has become the India’s youngest women to scale Mt Everest from Nepal side. Born in Hisar of Haryana, Shivangi climbed Mt Everest to spread the message that women could overcome any obstacle to achieve their goals.

Who has been appointed as the full time CMD of Coal India Limited?
A. Manan Joshi
B. Anil Kumar Jha
C. Sutirtha Bhattacharya
D. Suresh Kumar
Answer: B
Explanation: Anil Kumar Jha has been appointed as chairman-cum-managing director (CMD) of Coal India Limited (CIL) till his superannuation i.e. January 31, 2020. Prior to this post, He was CMD of subsidiary Mahanadi Coalfields. Jha replaced acting chairman Suresh Kumar, who has been holding the post of additional secretary at the ministry of coal. The CIL is a state-owned coal mining company headquartered in Kolkata...............Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

17, 18 May 2018 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

17, 18 May 2018 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for May 2018Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 17, 18 May 2018:
Who laid the foundation of the Zojila tunnel project in Leh?
A. Nirmala Sitharaman
B. Rajnath Singh
C. Narendra Modi
D. Venkaiah Naidu
Answer: C
Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation of Zojila tunnel project in Jammu and Kashmir’s Leh district. The project will be India’s longest and Asia’s longest and strategic bi-directional tunnel, which will provide all-weather connectivity between Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar, Kargil and Leh districts.

Which of the following cities has been ranked India’s first cleanest city, as per latest survey report “Swachh Survekshan-2018”?
A. Jaipur
B. Indore
C. Surat
D. Jalandhar
Answer: B
Explanation: Indore has been ranked India’s first cleanest city, as per latest survey ‘Swachh Survekshan-2018’. Bhopal has been ranked second and Chandigarh third in the survey at the national level. Besides, Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh is India’s cleanest big city with a population of over 10 lakh. Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh is ‘Fastest Mover’ big city. New Delhi Municipal Council is country’s cleanest small city having a population between one lakh to three lakh. The Swachh Survekshan 2018 assessed 4203 urban local bodies and was organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban). The exercise was undertaken from 4th January to 10th March, 2018. It enhanced the scope to cover a record number of Urban Local Bodies impacting around 40 crore urban citizens by 2700 assessors.

Which nation has launched the world’s first floating nuclear power plant?
A. China
B. Russia
C. US
D. Japan
Answer: B
Explanation: Russia has launched Akademik Lomonosov, the world's first floating nuclear power plant at the St Petersburg shipyard. The plant is to be the first of a fleet of floating nuclear power stations to be stationed in the Russian Arctic.

Who has been appointed as the new chairman of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI)?
A. Manish Sharma
B. Deepak Kumar
C. Sanjay Mitra
D. Yudhvir Singh Malik
Answer: D
Explanation: Yudhvir Singh Malik, a 1984 batch IAS officer of Haryana cadre, has been given additional charge of the post of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) chairman on May 17, 2018. Malik currently is the Secretary of Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways. He succeeded Deepak Kumar, who was sent back to his cadre state Bihar before completion of his tenure. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the premature repatriation of Kumar to his parent cadre with immediate effect without citing any reason. Kumar, a 1984 IAS officer of Bihar cadre, had taken over as the NHAI chief on June 2017...............Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

15, 16 May 2018 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

15, 16 May 2018 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for May 2018Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 15, 16 May 2018:
Which country started home-built aircraft carrier Type 001A ?
A. China
B. India
C. USA
D. Japan
Answer: A
Explanation: China’s first domestically developed aircraft carrier “Type-001A” has recently started sea trials. The aim of trials is to demonstrate the reliability and capability of the ship’s propulsion systems. The 50,000-metric tonne vessel will become the country’s second aircraft carrier, and the first to be entirely built and designed inside of China, when it joins the navy before 2020. Few countries in the world have aircraft carriers. Besides India, the US, Russia, the UK, France, Italy, Thailand and China operate a total of 18 aircraft carriers.

Name the Intellectual Property mascot that was launched recently?
A. IP Nani
B. IP Chotu
C. IP Guru
D. IP Dadi
Answer: A
Explanation: The Minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu launched the Intellectual Property (IP) mascot – IP Nani – at the conference on National Intellectual Property Rights Policy in New Delhi on May 16, 2018.

Electric vehicles (EVs) in India will get number plate of which colour, as was approved by the Union Government during May 2018?
A. White
B. Blue
C. Green
D. Yellow
Answer: C
Explanation: Electric vehicles (EVs) in India will soon sport unique green license plates as the Union Government has given its approval to a proposal in this regard. Green number plates will make EVs eligible for benefits like concession on tolls, preferential parking and more. The government has approved the use of green license plates with white fonts on personal EVs and with yellow fonts on EVs used for commercial purposes.  The step has been taken to promote the adoption of EVs in the country.

Who was appointed as the independent chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC)?
A. Shashank Manohar
B. Jaikant Patel
C. Giles Clarke
D. Dave Richardson
Answer: A
Explanation: Shashank Manohar, the former BCCI President, will serve a second two-year term as the independent chairman of the International Cricket Council after he was elected unopposed by the governing body’s Board...............Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

13, 14 May 2018 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

13, 14 May 2018 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for May 2018Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 13, 14 May 2018:
Who was conferred with the ‘Excellent Woman of Excellence’ award at the Women Economic Forum (WEF) 2018?
A. Anuradha Garg
B. Kartika Mukherjee
C. Meenakshi Kapoor
D. Nisha Bhalla
Answer: D
Explanation: Nisha Bhalla conferred with the ‘Excellent Woman of Excellence’ award for her spiritual service at the Women Economic Forum (WEF) 2018 in Delhi.

The world’s second oldest rock dating back to 4.2 billion years has been discovered in which Indian state in May 2018?
A. Rajasthan
B. Gujarat
C. Odisha
D. Goa
Answer: C
Explanation: A rock sample recovered nearly eight years ago from Champua in Odisha’s Kendujhar district has put India at the forefront of geological research in the world. Geologists from the University of Calcutta and Curtin University, Malaysia, along with researchers from the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Beijing, made the discovery, which was published during May 2018 in ‘Scientific Reports’ journal. The only instance of zircon older than this discovery was the one found in Jack Hill, Western Australia, which was 4.4 billion years old and is the oldest known rock sample.

NASA is planning to fly a helicopter on which space body?
A. Venus
B. Moon
C. Mars
D. Saturn
Answer: C
Explanation: NASA is planning to send a small helicopter to Mars, in the first test of a heavier-than-air aircraft on another planet. The Mars helicopter will be bundled with the US space agency’s Mars rover when it launches in 2020.

Who has been conferred with the 11th KISS Humanitarian Award 2018?
A. Kailash Satyarthi
B. Dalai Lama
C. Aruna Roy
D. Muhammad Yunus
Answer: D
Explanation: Prof. Muhammad Yunus, the Nobel laureate and noted economist, has been conferred with the 11th KISS Humanitarian Award 2018 on May 11 for his unwavering commitment to eradicate global poverty and foster economic and social development. He is the founder of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and is widely known as the Father of Microfinance. The KISS Humanitarian Award is a prestigious international award given to someone who has made exceptional contribution to the society in various fields relating to social issues and who has distinguished himself or herself as a true humanitarian. It was instituted in 2008 by Dr Achyuta Samanta, the founder of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) Bhubaneswar...............Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

11, 12 May 2018 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

11, 12 May 2018 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for May 2018Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 11, 12 May 2018:
The 2018 National Technology Day (NTD) is celebrated on which date in India?
A. May 10
B. May 11
C. May 13
D. May 12
Answer: B
Explanation: The National Technology Day (NTD) is celebrated every year in India on May 11. On this day in 1998, India successfully tested its nuclear bombs in Pokhran, Rajasthan. The tests were conducted under the leadership of Former President Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, who was then DRDO Chief, and Dr R Chidambaran, then Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission. A team of more than 100 scientists, technicians and soldiers were involved in the successfully conducted tests.

Chinese company Alibaba buys which Pakistani E-Commerce company?
A. Sale
B. Darwaza
C. Daraz
D. Shagun
Answer: C
Explanation: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba had purchased leading Pakistani online retailer 'Daraz', continuing its overseas expansion by gaining a foothold in the growing South Asian consumer market. China is seeking closer economic ties with Asian neighbours including Pakistan through its Belt and Road initiative, a strategy to increase trade links that are led primarily by infrastructure projects. Daraz, founded in 2012, was purchased from Rocket Internet, a Berlin-based incubator of online startups.

Which state government has launched Rythu Bandhu scheme for farmers?
A. Rajasthan
B. Punjab
C. Kerala
D. Telangana
Answer: D
Explanation: The Telangana government has launched Rythu Bandhu (friend of farmers) scheme at Dharmarajupalle-Indiranagar village in Karimnagar district on May 10, 2018. The scheme is a first-of-its-kind initiative providing investment support to farmers, who own land. It is expected to provide the much needed breather to the marginal and small farmers who constitute a major chunk of land owners in the State. Under the scheme, each eligible farmer will get at least Rs 4,000 per acre for two crops in a year — kharif in May and rabi in October. The farmers can utilize the assistance either for purchase of seeds, fertilizers, pesticides or any other input requirement as per their requirement. The scheme will cover both agriculture and horticulture crops and benefits all farmers irrespective of the size of their land holdings.

PM Modi concludes his 2-day successful visit to which country on 12th May 2018?
A. China
B. USA
C. Nepal
D. France
Answer: C
Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reiterated India's strong support to Nepal in its pursue of development. In his address at the civic reception hosted by the Kathmandu Metropolitan City Prime Minister Modi said that India will always stand with Nepal in its journey of development. Expressing gratitude towards people of Kathmandu for memorable civic reception, Prime Minister Modi said that Kathmandu is a unique city and its rich history is as old and wide as Himalaya. Earlier Prime Minister Modi also attended a reception hosted by the Indian Ambassador. ..............Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

9, 10 May 2018 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

9, 10 May 2018 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for May 2018Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 9, 10 May 2018:
Which city to host the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBS-2019)?
A. Bengaluru
B. New Delhi
C. Gandhinagar
D. Varanasi
Answer: D
Explanation: The 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBS-2019) will be held in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh from January 21 to 23, 2019. The event would be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth. There will be provision for the participants to participate in the Kumbh Snan (in Allahabad) and then travel to New Delhi to be part of the Republic Day Parade on January 26. It will be organised by the Ministry of External Affairs in association with the Uttar Pradesh government with theme “Role of Indian Diaspora in building a New India”.

Mahathir Bin Mohamad, has won a historic election in which country?
A. Pakistan
B. Iraq
C. Iran
D. Malaysia
Answer: D
Explanation: Mahathir Bin Mohamad, 92, has won a historic election victory, ending the six-decade rule of the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition on 10th May 2018. The results from the Election Commission showed the opposition grouping, Pakatan Harapan, plus a party in the Borneo state of Sabah they are allied with, winning 115 seats — over the threshold of 112 seats needed in parliament to form a government. Mahathir, who will become the world's oldest prime minister, came out of retirement to take on Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has become embroiled in massive corruption scandal surrounding state fund 1MDB.

SCO Tourism Ministers Conference 2018 was held in which country?
A. India
B. China
C. Japan
D. Lagos
Answer: B
Explanation: The Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism and Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, K. J. Alphons attended the Tourism Ministers’ conference by Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Wuhan, China on 9th May 2018. At the inaugural session, the Minister stated that India’s Tourism sector is fast growing and has got an emerging market for outbound travel and a tremendous potential for tourism co-operation with the SCO region...............Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

7, 8 May 2018 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

7, 8 May 2018 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for May 2018Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 7, 8 May 2018:
Which country has successfully launched a new communication satellite “APSTAR-6C” into orbit?
A. China
B. India
C. USA
C. Japan
Answer: A
Explanation: China has successfully launched a new communication satellite “APSTAR-6C” into orbit by the Long March 3B launch vehicle from Xichang Satellite Launch Center at Sichuan province of China. The satellite is based on the Dong Fang Hong 4 (DFH-4) platform and with a designed life of 15 years. It will provide TV transmission, communication, internet, and multimedia services to customers across the Asia-Pacific region. The user of the satellite is Hong Kong-based APT Satellite Co. Ltd. Both the satellite and the rocket were developed by the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST).

Who has been appointed the new Cabinet Secretary of India?
A. Alok Sharma
B. Ajit Jain
C. Pradeep Kumar Sinha
D. Hasmukh Adhia
Answer: C
Explanation: Pradeep Kumar Sinha, a 1977-batch IAS officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre, has been given one year extension to the post of Cabinet Secretary. With this, he will continue as cabinet secretary till June 12, 2019 as against his current retirement date of 12th June 2018. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the extension. In May 2015, Mr Sinha was appointed as cabinet secretary for a fixed two-year term. This is his second extension. As per government rules, no government servant shall be granted extension in service beyond age of retirement of 60 years but as per rule FR 56, extension in public interest may be given “for a period not exceeding four years in the case of Cabinet Secretary”. The Cabinet Secretary is the top-most executive official and senior-most civil servant of the Government of India. He is the ex-officio head of the Civil Services Board, the Cabinet Secretariat, the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and head of all civil services under the rules of business of the government.

Walmart buys 77% stake in which e-commerce company?
A. Snapdeal
B. Amazon
C. Flipkart
D. BigBazaar
Answer: C
Explanation: Walmart Inc on 9th May 2018 announced that it would pay $16 billion for an initial stake of approximately 77% in homegrown e-commerce company Flipkart. The deal values Flipkart at $20.8 billion. “India is one of the most attractive retail markets in the world, given its size and growth rate, and our investment is an opportunity to partner with the company that is leading the transformation of e-commerce in the market,” said Doug McMillon, Walmart’s president and chief executive officer, in a statement. The remainder of the business will be held by some of Flipkart's existing shareholders, including Binny Bansal, who co-founded Flipkart along with Sachin Bansal in 2007; China's Tencent Holdings Ltd.; Tiger Global Management LLC; and Microsoft Corp.

Which country announces withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal?
A. France
B. Germany
C. USA
D. Russia
Answer: C
Explanation: President Donald Trump on 8th May pulled the US out of the 2015 landmark nuclear deal with Iran, an Obama-era accord which he has repeatedly criticised as "disastrous". "It is clear to me that we cannot prevent Iran nuclear bomb. The Iran deal is defective at its core. Therefore, I am announcing today that the United States would withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal," Trump said. The Iran nuclear deal was reached in Vienna in July 2015 between Iran and the P5 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council) plus Germany and the European Union. Trump's decision would have global ramifications, straining Iranian economy and heightening tensions in the Middle East. ..............Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

5, 6 May 2018 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

5, 6 May 2018 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for May 2018Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 5, 6 May 2018:
Government of India (GoI) has launched which nationwide Karyashala for farmer outreach as part of Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan?
A. Kisan Kalyan Karyashala
B. Krishi Jyoti Karyashala
C. Kisan Jyoti Karyashala
D. Krishi Kalyan Karyashala
Answer: A
Explanation: The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare has organised Kisan Kalyan Karyashala at the block level across the country on May 2, 2018 in which farmers from that block will participate. The workshops are part of Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, a rural-centric campaign that started on the 14th of last month, the birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar. It will end on May 7. During workshops, farmers from each block will be interacting with agriculture officers and scientists to discuss ways to increase their income through adoption of new technology. Awareness campaigns and training programmes will disseminate information about steps for doubling the farmers’ income by 2022 and other measures taken by the NDA government for their welfare.

Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of IRDAI?
A. Nilesh Shah
B. Rajesh Kumar
C. Badri Singh Bhandari
D. Subhash Chandra Khuntia
Answer: D
Explanation: Subhash Chandra Khuntia, a retired 1981 Karnataka cadre IAS officer, was on 2 May 2018 appointed the new Chairman of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI). He held several positions at the Centre, including that of Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. He will have tenure of 3 years. He replaces T.S. Vijayan who retired from the post on 21 February 2018.

Which state has become the first Indian state to provide digitally-signed land record receipts?
A. Gujarat
B. Rajasthan
C. Maharashtra
D. Punjab
Answer: C
Explanation: Maharashtra has become the first Indian state to provide digitally-signed land record receipts (also known as 7/12 receipts). The 7/12 receipt is the most important document which establishes the ownership of the land, and is primarily used by farmers while applying for loans. It is also used by the government during crop surveys and to extend various facilities. With digital authentication, the farmers will no longer have to visit revenue offices or the Maha e-seva centres. Now, the farmers will have to inform only the gat (group) number or survey number to bank or a government department, and the respective agency can ensure the 7/12 receipt online. Presently, eight lakh 7/12 receipts come with digital sign, and the aim is to complete the digitisation of all 2.5 crore receipts by August 1. To get the 7/12 receipt with digital sign, one must go to https://mahabhulekh.maharashtra. Gov.in and fill the necessary details. A pdf file with digital sign can be printed, which can be used with any government office.

Who tops Forbes Most Powerful People in the World?
A. Narendra Modi
B. Donald Trumph
C. Xi Jinping
D. Vladimir Putin
Answer: C
Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been ranked ninth on Forbes' 2018 list of 'the world's most powerful people'. Chinese President Xi Jinping ranked first, followed by Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump at the second and third rank, respectively. The only other Indian to feature on the list is Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani at 32. The PM Modi ranks ahead of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (who is at 13th spot)...............Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK