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25 January 2017 Current Affairs and General Knowledge Quiz

1. Narendra Modi Government in the process of redeeming glory of the Padma awards 2017 features many unsung heroes who've been honoured for working tirelessly for the public good, and for promoting traditional crafts without caring to be in the limelight. How many Padma awards including Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri were given this year?
[Category: India GK]
[A]120
[B]111
[C]98
[D]89


2. The world’s tallest building lit up on Wednesday night in tri-colours – saffron, white and green – on the eve of India’s 68th Republic Day. Name the building.
[Category: India GK]
[A]Burj Khalifa
[B]Taipei 101
[C]Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower
[D]Shanghai Tower


3. Name the Nine-time Olympic gold medalist who will have to return his 2008 Beijing Olympics medal that he won in the men's 4x100m relay race after his team-mate Nesta Carter was tested positive for a banned substance?
[Category: India GK]
[A]Pablo McNeil
[B]Andre de Grasse
[C]Usain Bolt
[D]Carl Lewis


4. In a bid to expand passport services and to ensure wider coverage, the Ministry of External Affairs and the Department of Posts (DOP) have agreed to utilise the Head Post Offices (HPO) across the country as Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) for delivering passport-related services. Where would the pilot projects for this joint venture between the MEA and DOP would be inaugurated on January 25, 2017?
[Category: India GK]
[A]Delhi and Dahod(Gujarat)
[B]Mysuru(Karnataka) and Delhi
[C]Mysuru(Karnataka) and Dahod(Gujarat)
[D]Mysuru(Karnataka) and Ahmedabad(Gujarat)


5. The Ashok Chakra is India's highest peacetime military decoration awarded for valor, courageous action or self-sacrifice away from the battlefield. Who was awarded Ashok Chakra for 2016 to be presented on Republic Day 2017?
[Category: India GK]
[A]Hangpan Dada
[B]Mohan Goswami
[C]Mukund Varadarajan
[D]Neeraj Kumar Singh


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