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 Daily GK And Current Affairs May. 18, 2017

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  • Question 1: GST has exempted ... sector
  • healthcare
  • education
  • both 1 and 2
  • digital devices, education
  • None of these
  • Explanation:The Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that healthcare and education will remain exempted from the GST. In 14th GST council meeting in Srinagar, services to be taxed at 5, 12, 18, 28 per cent.
  • Question 2: Home Minister Rajnath Singh has chaired the first meeting of the Chief Ministers of five States on India-China Border in __ ?
  • Delhi
  • Gangtok
  • Imphal
  • itanagar
  • None of these
  • Explanation: Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaied the first meeting of the Chief Ministers of five States on India-China Border in Gangtok on May 20. During the meeting Mr Singh will review the security issues in the border area. The states are Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Question 3: PIA is the national airlines of... ?
  • China
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • South Korea
  • None of these
  • Explanation: The Pakistan government has urged lawmakers cutting across party lines to declare the loss-making national flag carrier Pakistan International Airlines, PIA, bankrupt and eventually shut it down.
  • Question 4: ___ is hosting 2017 Archery World Cup ?
  • India
  • China
  • South Korea
  • England
  • None of these
  • Explanation:India's compound men's archery team has advanced to the final of the season's first World Cup in Shanghai. The team comprising Abhishek Verma, Chinna Raju Srither and Amanjeet Singh made the final after beating US' team in a closely-fought semifinal. The fourth seeded India will take on 10th seeds Colombia in tomorrow's summit clash.
  • Question 5: Name the Indian boy has won the world's largest pre-college science competition in the US in the environmental engineering category for his project on biodegradation of pesticides?
  • Jagdish Goswami
  • Prashant Ranganathan
  • Shradha Gupta
  • Rishi Gupta
  • None of these
  • Explanation: Prashant Ranganathan, a 12th grader from Jamshedpur, along with over 20 high school students from various parts of India, participated in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
  • Question 6: The International Museum Day (IMD) is observed on... ?
  • May 18
  • May 19
  • May 20
  • May 21
  • None of these
  • Explanation:International Museum Day (IMD) is an international day a celebration that held every year on or around 18 May, coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM).
  • Question 7: Chris Cornel was a famous...?
  • soccer legend
  • singer
  • director
  • actor
  • None of these
  • Explanation: Chris Cornell (52), the renowned American musician, singer and songwriter, has recently passed away at Michigan, United States.
  • Question 8: India€™s first Aquatic Rainbow Technology Park (ARTP) will be in...?
  • Kochi
  • Chennai
  • Panji
  • Cuttack
  • None of these
  • Explanation: India€™s first Aquatic Rainbow Technology Park (ARTP) will be set up in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The park will have an ultra-modern exclusive facility for ornamental fish equipped with multi-species hatchery and live feed culture units.
  • Question 9: ___ has identified 1888 hailstorm in India as all time deadly weather events ?
  • WWF
  • IMD
  • UN
  • GoI
  • None of these
  • Explanation: A 1888 hailstorm in India has been identified by the UN weather agency among the all-time deadly weather events. The severe hailstorm near Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh killed 246 people. This is the first time that the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) Archive of Weather and Climate Extremes has broadened its scope from temperature and weather records to address impacts of specific events.
  • Question 10: Rohan Bopanna is related with .....?
  • Chess
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Golf
  • None of these
  • Explanation:Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza have been knocked out of Rome Tennis events. Bopanna and his partner Pablo Cuevas made a quarterfinal exit from the ATP Rome Masters while Sania Mirza and Yaroslava Shvedova exited from the WTA event, being run simultaneously, following a semifinal defeat in Rome.
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