G.K. QUIZ On Current Affairs

1.    Recently who among the following has
been appointed as the new Judge of the prestigious US court of Appeals?
(1) Sashi Kant Sharma                 (2) Bobby Jindal
(3) Srikanth Srinivasan                 (4) Avinash Chander
(5) None of these


2.    Recently Indo – Swiss Bilateral
meeting was held, with the aim of giving further impetus to cooperation in the
field of healthcare. A bilateral meeting was held in____?
(1) New Delhi                                (2) Geneva
(3) Basel                                       (4) Mumbai
(5) None of these

3.    Who among the following has appointed
as the new Chairman of the LIC (Life Insurance Cooperation of India)?
(1) Deepak Singh                          (2)
Kaushak Saxena
(3) Thomas Mathew                     (4) D.K. Mehrotra
(5) None of these

4.    Recently which among the following organization
approved a concessional loan of $ 100 million for the National Housing Bank
(NHB) for the implementation of a low income housing programme?
(1) RBI                                          (2)
Govt. of India
(3) World Bank                              (4) ADB
(5) IMF

5.    Recently Union Cabinet has approved key changes to the National Rural Livelihoods
Mission (NRLM), aiming
to eradicate poverty in villages by empowering women and ensuring that they shall avail loans up to Rs. three lakh at an interest rate of _____per cent per
annum?
(1) 5%                                           (2) 3%
(3) 6%                                           (4) 7%
(5) None
of these

6.    Who among the following has been
appointed as the new Chief CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes)?
(1) Poonam Saxena                     (2) Rishi Mathur
(3) Viviek Agarwal                         (4) Sudha
Sharma
(5) None of these

7.    Recently Indian National Defence University (INDU) is
being set up at ___?
(1) Gurgaon                                  (2) Pune         
(3)
Lucknow                                  (4) Mumbai
(5)
None of these

8.    Name the 3rd anti-submarine
warfare (ASW) corvette which was launched in Kolkata?
(1)
Vaibhav                                   (2) Sudarshani
(3)
Kiltan                                        (4) Chetak
(5)
None of these

9.    Recently Sajjan Singh Kothari was in
news. He is a ____?
(1) New Lokayukta of Rajasthan
(2) Governor of Goa
(3) Governor of Utrakhand
(4) New Lokayukta of Goa
(5) None of these

10.  Which among the following country has
won the Sudirman Cup In Badminton?
(1) India                                         (2) China
(3) Malaysia                                  (4) South Korea
(5) None of these
Answers
with Explanations:

1.
(3)
The United States
Senate appoint Srikanth
Srinivasan
 as a Judge of the prestigious US Court of Appeals.
It is the highest
judicial appointment to an Indian-American.
Born in Chandigarh, India, Sri spent nearly two decades as litigator before
serving as Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United
States.
2.
(2)
A bilateral
meeting was held in World Health Assembly at Geneva. An MOU in the field of health is being
signed to promote bilateral cooperation between the two countries. 
3.
(3)
The government
has appointed Thomas Mathew as
chairman of Life Insurance Corp of India.
Mathew holds the position
of managing director in LIC since 2006. He succeeded D K Mehrotra, who retired on 31 May.
4.
(3)
The World Bank has approved a concessional loan of $ 100 million for
theNational Housing Bank (NHB)
for the implementation of a low-income
housing programme.
This is for the first-time ever that NHB is availing a line of credit from the World Bank. It will also
mark the re-entry of the World Bank to the housing finance sector after a long
time.
5.
(4)
The Union Cabinet
on May 1 approved the provision of
interest subvention for Women SHGs operating under the NRLM,
ensuring that they shall avail
loans up to Rs. three lakh at an interest rate of seven per cent per annum.
6.
(4)
Sudha Sharma, 1976 batch IRS
Officer, has been appointed the new Chairperson of the Central Board of Direct Taxes. She took over
as Poonam Kishore Saxena retired on 31 May.
7.
(1)
Indian National
Defence University (INDU) is
being set up at Gurgaon (Haryana).
Constituted under an Act
of Parliament, it will be a dedicated first-of-its-kind institution for
training and research in military
studies in India.
8.
(3)
The 3rd anti-submarine warfare (ASW) corvette ‘Kiltan’ was
launched in Kolkata.
It
was designed under the ambitious
 Project-28 (P-28) by the Navy’s Directorate of Naval Design.
It is built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders
& Engineers Ltd. (GRSE),
 it has been named after an
island —
 Kiltan — in the Lakshwadweep
archipelago of India.
9.
(1)
Former judge of
the Rajasthan High Court Justice Sajjan Singh Kothari was sworn in as
Lokayukta
 of Rajashtan.  The post had been lying vacant since May last year after
the retirement of G L Gupta.
10. (2) China won their fifth
consecutive Sudirman Cup
 and ninth overall, defeating
South Korea.