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Static GK and Current Events Questions and Answers: 17th April 2021

GK Quiz based on current and static events has been listed below. This quiz is an initiative of Jagran Josh to help the aspirants of various Government job exams.

  1. Which is the highest capacity Nuclear Power Plant in India?
  1. Tarapur
  2. Kudankulam
  3. Kakrapar
  4. Kaiga 

Ans. b

Explanation: Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu is the highest capacity nuclear plant in India with an installed capacity of 2000 MW. 

  1. Which was the first nuclear reactor of Asia?
  1. Calder Hall
  2. Apsara
  3. Tarapur
  4. Kashiwazaki-Kariwa

Ans. b

Explanation: India's and Asia's first nuclear reactor, Apsara was inaugurated by PM Nehru on January 20, 1957

  1. Who presided over the Indian National Congress during the Swadeshi movement?
  1. Dadabhai Naoroji
  2. A O Hume
  3. M K Gandhi
  4. B G Tilak

Ans. a

Explanation: Dadabhai Narorji presided over the Congress at the time of Swadeshi Movement. 

  1. Which of the following statements is true about the Khilafat Movement?

i) The Amritsar Session of the INC gave a great fillip to the Khilafat agitation

ii) Khilafat Movement was started as a support to the Ottoman Empire

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. c

Explanation: The Amritsar Session of the Indian National Congress gave a great fillip to the Khilafat agitation. A Khilafat conference was held in Calcutta under the Presidency of Jinnah. This movement was started to support Ottoman Empire.

  1. Who was the founder of the Anushilan Samiti?
  1. GK Goakhle
  2. Barindrakumar Ghosh
  3. SC Mukherjee
  4. BG Tilak

Ans. b

Explanation: The Anushilan Samiti was founded by Promotha Mitter, Barindrakumar Ghosh and Jatindranath Bannerjee

  1. After this incident Gandhi withdrew National support from the British:
  1. Jallianwala Bagh massacre
  2. Black Friday
  3. Chauri Chaura incident
  4. None of the above 

Ans. a

Explanation: It was after the Jaliianwala Bagh incident when General Dyer opened fire on a peaceful protest on closed grounds that Mahatma Gandhi withdrew all the support he gave to the British government. 

  1. When did the Jallianwala bagh incident happen?
  1. April 14, 1910
  2. April 13, 1919
  3. April 12, 1919
  4. April 12, 1920

Ans. b

Explanation: The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, took place on 13 April 1919

  1. In which year was the Quit India Movement launched?
  1. 1941
  2. 1942
  3. 1946
  4. 1945

Ans. b

Explanation: Quit India Movement was launched by Mahatma Gandhi in 1942. 

  1. Which of the following is not a part of an animal cell?
  1. Cytoplasm
  2. Plastid
  3. Nucleus
  4. Mitochondria

Ans. b

Explanation: Animal cells do not contain plastids as they aid in photosynthesis. 

  1. What was the name of the earthquake that hit Japan leading to the Fukushima Nuclear disaster?
  1. Great Tohoku earthquake
  2. Honshu earthquake
  3. Amami earthquake
  4. None of the above 

Ans. a

Explanation: Fukushima disaster was caused when the Great Tohoku earthquake hit the coast causing a huge tsunami destroying the nuclear power plant. 

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