General Knowledge - General Awareness Quiz - Questions and Answers, GK 2017

1. Who has won the 2017 Formula One Singapore Grand Prix tournament?

2. The Union Cabinet has in 2017 approved agreement with UNESCO on establishment of International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography. The centre will set up in which city?

3. Which Indian doctor has been selected for the 2017 Ophthalmology Hall of Fame?

4. India’s first Antyodaya Express has been launched by the Minister of Railways. The express will run between which stations?

5. Which state assembly has passed a Bill awarding death to those found guilty of raping girls aged 12 and below?

6. The Port of Benghazi which is officially opened for the first time in 3 years, is situated in which African country?

7. Which team has won the 2017 Vodafone Premier Badminton League (PBL)?

8. The 2017 International Day against Nuclear Tests (IDANT) is observed on which date?

9. Kishori Amonkar, the renowned Hindustani classical vocalist has passed away. She hailed from which state?

10. Who has been bestowed with the RedInk Award Journalist of the Year award for 2017?

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    Ekadant (onetoothed)
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  • In south India there is a belief that when ploughing first began on earth, it was Lord Ganeshji who first ploughed using one of his tusks.
  • In the Uttar Ramayan, Brahmand Puran and Padma Puran there is a reference of a battle between Ganeshji and Parshuram. During the duel, the latters axe fractured one of Ganeshjis tusks According to the Brahmand Puran, it was his left tusk.

    There are other names related to his body and virtues.
    A few commonly known are listed below

  • Lambodar from the long lambo, tummy udar.
  • Gajkarna from the large elephant Gaja ears karna.
  • Kapil from his ruddy complexion.
  • Vikat heavybodied.
  • Bhalchandra having a Chandra (moon) on his forehead bhal.
  • Dwaimatur one who has dwi two, mata mother Parvati who gave birth to him and Malini a demoness who nurtured him.
  • Vakratund one who breaks the ego of he who behaves antisocially (Vakra).
  • Vigneshwar One who removes mayic obstacles vignas.

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