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  • May 28, 2017 Current Affairs - Daily Current Affairs
1. 

Which institute student developed a wearable technology wristband which has significant potential to recognise changes in human emotions, the brain, and human behaviour?

A. Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology,
B. National Institute of Technology, Calicut.
C. Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology
D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The wristwatch-like wearable technology was developed by an MIT engineer. It has a significant potential to recognise changes in human emotions, the brain, and human behaviour. The wristband has an automated machine learning method. It can detect compulsive seizures by combining measures of electrodermal activity on the wrist with measures of motion through a response to sweat.

2. 

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) between Indai and this country regarding cooperation in the sector of alternative medicine.

A. Germany
B. Russia
C. Europe
D. Netherland

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) between Germany and India regarding cooperation in the sector of alternative medicine. It will enhance bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the areas of traditional/alternative medicine.

3. 

The 2017 G7 Summit was held in ________.

A. Japan
B. China
C. Italy
D. Canada

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The two-day G7 Summit, which focused on issues related to security and development, was launched in Italy. hose participating in the Taormina Summit include German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron, along with the Prime Ministers of Italy, Japan and the UK, Paolo Gentiloni, Shinzo Abe and Theresa. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk will be representing the European Union at the summit.

4. 

Which team won 2016-17 UEFA Europe League Title?

A. Villareal CF
B. Celtic FC
C. Manchester United Football Club
D. Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Manchester United won the 2016-17 The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Europa League Title. They defeated Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax (AFC) team.

5. 

Who is the author of the book "Winning like Virat: Think & Succeed like Kohli"?

A. Shri Uday Mahurkar
B. Abhirup Bhattacharya
C. Shri Rajesh Jain
D. Aravind Adiga

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

A new book "Winning like Virat: Think & Succeed like Kohli" by Abhirup Bhattacharya, unravels the secrets of the cricketer's consistent form, while attempting to decode his philosophy towards life. In the book, the writer etches Virat's success curve by using statistics that chart his performances and anecdotes from his predecessors and contemporaries in the game. It also throws light of Virat's exceptional efficiency as a family man, who manages to take time out for his mother, brother and sister, despite a taxing schedule.

6. 

On which date the Africa Day is celebrated?

A. May 25th
B. May 26th
C. May 27th
D. May 28th

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Africa Day is celebrated on May 25 to commemorate the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). Africa is the second largest continent in the world, it is "non-self governing territory" and home to 54 countries.

7. 

Delhi government planed to change ___________ villages into urban areas with land pooling.

A. 85
B. 87
C. 88
D. 89

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Delhi government planning on declaring 89 villages as part of urban areas with land pooling. Lt Governor Anil Baijal approved the Delhi Development Authority's (DDA) Land-Pooling Policy (LPP) project and it is headed by Urban Development Department of the Delhi government. This will be a great boost for the villages and help the authorities develop infrastructure projects in those localities in a much faster and efficient way.

8. 

Which department to grant license industrial license to defence manufacturers?

A. Department of Income Tax
B. Department of Agriculture
C. Department of Communications
D. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP)

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has been given back the power to grant licenses for defence manufacturing with respect to the category of arms and ammunition and defence items under the Arms Act.