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

1. Which country is hosting the 18th edition of Asia''s largest convention on the business of media and entertainment "FICCI Frames-2017"?

2. Who has been appointed as the working president of Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthan?

3. Who has been sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of Bihar?

4. The first-ever World Tuna Day (WTD) is observed by the United Nations (UN) on which date?

5. The Union Government has launched RUSA portal to act as a one-stop for States'' Higher Education Plans. What does ‘RUSA'' stands for?

6. Who has won the 2017 Women’s singles Australian Open tennis tournament?

7. Which nationwide campaign has been launched by the Union Government to protect elephants?

8. Jiro Taniguchi, who passed away in 2017, was the legendary comic manga artist from which country?

9. Which country to host the Across Barriers-International Business Women’s Summit (ABIBWS)?

10. Which high-level committee has in 2017 submitted its report on Scouts and Guides to the Union Government?

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    Yama is the king of hell in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Shinto. In Hinduism, he was the first man. His sister, Yami, was the first woman. Legend says that he became the Lord of the Dead after Yami wanted to conceive a child with him. Yama refused, considering intercourse with his sister to be incest. He later died. But without children, he couldnt continue the cycle of rebirth and was resigned to remain forever in the land of the dead as its ruler.In Buddhism, he is ruthless and without mercythe ultimate judge of the dead.

    Yama even sends souls to multiple levels of the eight hells. A soul may serve its time in one level only to be sucked down into a worse level to pay for a different sin. Still, Yama is without partiality and is ultimately fair. Despite his cruelty, he is considered a righteous judge. At times, though, he has been forced to release a handful of lucky souls. One had been given the ability to turn hell into a lotus pool, so Yama was forced to spare him to preserve the integrity of his realm. In some texts, Yama himself is subject to eternal torments. One story has him being followed by a cauldron of molten copper. It is said that he is fastened down by one of his own men, his mouth opened with a hook, and the molten copper poured down his throat. Whether this torment was decreed by Yama unto himself is unclear, but it certainly shows the belief that even the king of hell is subject to karma.

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