April Current Affairs Mock Test 2017

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  1. Question 1 of 170
    1. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    ’Rongali Bihu’ festival is celebrated in which state of India?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    On April 14, 2017, people of Assam ushered in celebrations for Rongali Bihu, the state’s most colourful festival. Rongali or the Bohag (spring) Bihu starts on the last day of the Assamese calendar month of Chot

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    Explanation :
    On April 14, 2017, people of Assam ushered in celebrations for Rongali Bihu, the state’s most colourful festival. Rongali or the Bohag (spring) Bihu starts on the last day of the Assamese calendar month of Chot

  2. Question 2 of 170
    2. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which yojana has been launched by Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr.Thaawarchand Gehlot,for providing Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices to Senior Citizens belonging to Below Poverty Line (BPL) category?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    On 1st April 2017, Mr. Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment launched, first of its kind “Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana” in Nellore; Andhra Pradesh. This scheme has been launched for providing Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices to Senior Citizens belonging to Below Poverty Line (BPL) category who suffer from age related problems viz. hearing impairment, low vision, dental problems etc.

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    Explanation :
    On 1st April 2017, Mr. Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment launched, first of its kind “Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana” in Nellore; Andhra Pradesh. This scheme has been launched for providing Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices to Senior Citizens belonging to Below Poverty Line (BPL) category who suffer from age related problems viz. hearing impairment, low vision, dental problems etc.

  3. Question 3 of 170
    3. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    ‘World Health Day’ is celebrated on which date every year?

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    Explanation :
    Every year, World Health day is observed on 7th April since 1950 to celebrate the founding day of World Health Organization in 1948. 2017 campaign is based on depression. This year’s theme of World Health Day is ‘Depression: Let’s Talk’.

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    Explanation :
    Every year, World Health day is observed on 7th April since 1950 to celebrate the founding day of World Health Organization in 1948. 2017 campaign is based on depression. This year’s theme of World Health Day is ‘Depression: Let’s Talk’.

  4. Question 4 of 170
    4. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    In April 2017, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) opened ombudsman offices in which two cities?

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    Explanation :
    The office in Jammu will have the jurisdiction over entire Jammu and Kashmir which was under the jurisdiction of the office of the banking ombudsman in New Delhi-I. New office in Raipur will look into the grievances of residents and entities in Chhattisgarh.

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    Explanation :
    The office in Jammu will have the jurisdiction over entire Jammu and Kashmir which was under the jurisdiction of the office of the banking ombudsman in New Delhi-I. New office in Raipur will look into the grievances of residents and entities in Chhattisgarh.

  5. Question 5 of 170
    5. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Union Cabinet has approved signing of agreement for Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) establishment Centre in:

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    Explanation :
    The Agreement was signed between Indian Ministry of Rural Development and Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP). The CIRDAP centre will be setup at National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD&PR), Hyderabad.

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    Explanation :
    The Agreement was signed between Indian Ministry of Rural Development and Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP). The CIRDAP centre will be setup at National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD&PR), Hyderabad.

  6. Question 6 of 170
    6. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which Asian country has become the 7th formal member of South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC)?

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    Explanation :
    The SASEC program of Asian Development Bank (ADB) was formed in 2001 as a response to the request made by Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal to assist their economic co-operations. Sri Lanka and Maldives joined the sub-regional group in 2014.

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    Explanation :
    The SASEC program of Asian Development Bank (ADB) was formed in 2001 as a response to the request made by Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal to assist their economic co-operations. Sri Lanka and Maldives joined the sub-regional group in 2014.

  7. Question 7 of 170
    7. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which web application has been launched by Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh, to monitor all government funded projects and ensure transparency and accountability?

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    Explanation :
    Digital Application for Review by Public And Nation (DARPAN) is a web application that would upload details of projects right from the initial stage till sanction of fund and photos of work-in-progress from sites. As per CM Biren Singh, it will stop the corrupt culture of non-completion of developmental projects after release of funds.

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    Explanation :
    Digital Application for Review by Public And Nation (DARPAN) is a web application that would upload details of projects right from the initial stage till sanction of fund and photos of work-in-progress from sites. As per CM Biren Singh, it will stop the corrupt culture of non-completion of developmental projects after release of funds.

  8. Question 8 of 170
    8. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which private sector bank has collaborated with SBI Card to launch co-branded credit cards for its customers?

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    Explanation:
    As a result of this collaboration, two types of credit cards have been launched namely – Karnataka Bank Platinum SBI card and Karnataka Bank Simply SAVE SBI. The co-branded credit cards were launched by P Jayarama Bhat, MD and CEO of the Karnataka Bank and Vijay Jasuja, CEO, SBI Card.

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    Explanation:
    As a result of this collaboration, two types of credit cards have been launched namely – Karnataka Bank Platinum SBI card and Karnataka Bank Simply SAVE SBI. The co-branded credit cards were launched by P Jayarama Bhat, MD and CEO of the Karnataka Bank and Vijay Jasuja, CEO, SBI Card.

  9. Question 9 of 170
    9. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    On 1st April 2017, which scheme was launched by Union Textiles Minister, Ms. Smriti Irani for development of powerloom sector in India?

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    Explanation:
    Union Textiles Minister, Ms. Smriti Irani launched PowerTex India Scheme on 1stApril 2017 at Bhiwandi in Thane district of Maharashtra. It is a gamut of schemes aimed at development of powerloom sector in India with a special focus on small powerloom weavers. The scheme was simultaneously launched at 45 locations across India.

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    Explanation:
    Union Textiles Minister, Ms. Smriti Irani launched PowerTex India Scheme on 1stApril 2017 at Bhiwandi in Thane district of Maharashtra. It is a gamut of schemes aimed at development of powerloom sector in India with a special focus on small powerloom weavers. The scheme was simultaneously launched at 45 locations across India.

  10. Question 10 of 170
    10. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    What is the length of India’s longest Chenani-Nashri All-weather road tunnel, that was inaugurated on 2nd April 2017?

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    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the India’s longest Chenani-Nashri All-weather road tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway on April 2, 2017. The tunnel is among the longest highway tunnels in Asia. The tunnel was built at a cost of Rs 2519 crore at an altitude of 1,200 meters above sea level.

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    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the India’s longest Chenani-Nashri All-weather road tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway on April 2, 2017. The tunnel is among the longest highway tunnels in Asia. The tunnel was built at a cost of Rs 2519 crore at an altitude of 1,200 meters above sea level.

  11. Question 11 of 170
    11. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    India’s first International Centre for Foot and Mouth Disease(ICFMD) has been inaugurated in which state?

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    Explanation :
    India’s first International Centre for Foot and Mouth Disease (ICFMD) has been inaugurated by Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh at Argul near Bhubaneswar in Odisha on 1st April 2017. This centre will play a key role in protecting livestock from Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV).

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    Explanation :
    India’s first International Centre for Foot and Mouth Disease (ICFMD) has been inaugurated by Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh at Argul near Bhubaneswar in Odisha on 1st April 2017. This centre will play a key role in protecting livestock from Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV).

  12. Question 12 of 170
    12. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    On April 1, 2017,State Bank of India (SBI)successfully merged with its five associate banks and Bharatiya Mahila Bank. By this merger, SBI ranks at ______ position in the league of Top 50 Global Banks.

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    Explanation :
    Post this merger, SBI now has 2.77 lakh employees, 50 crore customers, more than 25000 branches and 58000 ATMs. The market share of SBI has increased to nearly 22 per cent from 17 percent. Now SBI has the largest branch and ATM network in India.

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    Explanation :
    Post this merger, SBI now has 2.77 lakh employees, 50 crore customers, more than 25000 branches and 58000 ATMs. The market share of SBI has increased to nearly 22 per cent from 17 percent. Now SBI has the largest branch and ATM network in India.

  13. Question 13 of 170
    13. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who has been appointed as the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to the UN offices in Geneva (UNOG) on March 30, 2017?

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    Explanation :
    Rajiv Kumar Chander, who is from 1983 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, has been appointed the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to the UN offices in Geneva (UNOG) on March 30, 2017. He will succeed Ajit Kumar, who is from 1979 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) at the Geneva office in May, 2017.

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    Explanation :
    Rajiv Kumar Chander, who is from 1983 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, has been appointed the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to the UN offices in Geneva (UNOG) on March 30, 2017. He will succeed Ajit Kumar, who is from 1979 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) at the Geneva office in May, 2017.

  14. Question 14 of 170
    14. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The 136th Mega-Conference of World Parliamentarians is being hosted by which Asian country from 1st – 5th April 2017?

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    Explanation :
    The 136th Mega-Conference of World Parliamentarians has begun in Dhaka on April 1, 2017.The conference was inaugurated by Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina. This mega-conference has been organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and Bangladesh Jatiya Sangsad. The main focus of this conference was to provide ways and means to end political and economic inequality for upholding democracy and human rights.

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    Explanation :
    The 136th Mega-Conference of World Parliamentarians has begun in Dhaka on April 1, 2017.The conference was inaugurated by Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina. This mega-conference has been organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and Bangladesh Jatiya Sangsad. The main focus of this conference was to provide ways and means to end political and economic inequality for upholding democracy and human rights.

  15. Question 15 of 170
    15. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The Central government has decided to make tax evasion of over Rs. ____under the proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime as a non-bailable offence.

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    Explanation :
    This provision was mentioned in the Central GST (CGST) Bill as, “if the offences relating to taxable goods and/or services where the amount of tax evaded exceeds Rs 5 crore, it shall be treated as cognizable and non-bailable”.

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    Explanation :
    This provision was mentioned in the Central GST (CGST) Bill as, “if the offences relating to taxable goods and/or services where the amount of tax evaded exceeds Rs 5 crore, it shall be treated as cognizable and non-bailable”.

  16. Question 16 of 170
    16. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who among the following has been chosen for the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2017 dedicated to promoting press freedom?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Dawit Isaak, an imprisoned Eritrean-Swedish journalist has been chosen for the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2017 dedicated to promoting press freedom. The award is to be presented on May 3, 2017.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Dawit Isaak, an imprisoned Eritrean-Swedish journalist has been chosen for the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2017 dedicated to promoting press freedom. The award is to be presented on May 3, 2017.

  17. Question 17 of 170
    17. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Lenin Moreno will be sworn in as the President of which South American country?

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    Explanation :
    Ruling Party of Ecuador, Alianza PAIS candidate Lenin Moreno won the Ecuador’s presidential election held on April 3, 2017. He defeated conservative former banker Guillermo Lasso who demands a recount after three exit polls.

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    Explanation :
    Ruling Party of Ecuador, Alianza PAIS candidate Lenin Moreno won the Ecuador’s presidential election held on April 3, 2017. He defeated conservative former banker Guillermo Lasso who demands a recount after three exit polls.

  18. Question 18 of 170
    18. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who among the following has won 33rdedition of 2017 Miami Open tournament in Men’s Single Category?

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    Explanation :
    The 33rd edition of 2017 Miami Open presented by Itaú was a professional men and women’s tennis tournament being played on outdoor hard courts which took place from March 20, 2017 to April 2, 2017.

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    Explanation :
    The 33rd edition of 2017 Miami Open presented by Itaú was a professional men and women’s tennis tournament being played on outdoor hard courts which took place from March 20, 2017 to April 2, 2017.

  19. Question 19 of 170
    19. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which department has been formed by RBI to deal with the penalties imposed on banks for violation of norms. ?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Santosh Kumar Gangwar informed Lok Sabha that Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is planning to set up a separate in-house Enforcement Department which will be operational from 3rd April 2017.

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    Explanation :
    Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Santosh Kumar Gangwar informed Lok Sabha that Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is planning to set up a separate in-house Enforcement Department which will be operational from 3rd April 2017.

  20. Question 20 of 170
    20. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    According to a new report released by World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), India’s travel and tourism sector ranks ____ in the world in terms of its total contribution to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

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    Explanation :
    WTTC report also mentioned that 40.3 million jobs were created in travel and tourism sector of India in 2016. On account of this remarkable figure, India ranked 2nd in the world in terms of total employment generated. For the year 2016, India’s Travel and Tourism sector registered a growth of 8.5% – the fastest amongst G20 countries.

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    Explanation :
    WTTC report also mentioned that 40.3 million jobs were created in travel and tourism sector of India in 2016. On account of this remarkable figure, India ranked 2nd in the world in terms of total employment generated. For the year 2016, India’s Travel and Tourism sector registered a growth of 8.5% – the fastest amongst G20 countries.

  21. Question 21 of 170
    21. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which among the following is the first NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) member country to launch a “self-contained” cyber command unit to protect IT and weapons systems from growing attacks?

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    Explanation :
    The military’s computers are attacked from online sources thousands of times each day. To improve defense, Germany has now launched its own cyber command. The Bundeswehr’s Cyber and Information Space (CIR) boast a status of army, navy, and air force.

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    Explanation :
    The military’s computers are attacked from online sources thousands of times each day. To improve defense, Germany has now launched its own cyber command. The Bundeswehr’s Cyber and Information Space (CIR) boast a status of army, navy, and air force.

  22. Question 22 of 170
    22. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which country has officially recognised Bitcoin as a method of payment from April 2017?

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    Explanation :
    The currency of the Internet, Biticoin and other digital currencies have been recognised as a payment method by Japan with effect from new fiscal year. It was recognised under new banking law of Japan.

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    Explanation :
    The currency of the Internet, Biticoin and other digital currencies have been recognised as a payment method by Japan with effect from new fiscal year. It was recognised under new banking law of Japan.

  23. Question 23 of 170
    23. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who has become India’s first transgender police officer?

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    Explanation :
    Prithika was born and raised as Pradeep Kumar. The 25 year-old computer application graduate underwent sex change surgery to get the new face of Prithika. The Madras high court has directed Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board (TNUSRB) to appoint a transgender as sub-inspector of police.

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    Explanation :
    Prithika was born and raised as Pradeep Kumar. The 25 year-old computer application graduate underwent sex change surgery to get the new face of Prithika. The Madras high court has directed Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board (TNUSRB) to appoint a transgender as sub-inspector of police.

  24. Question 24 of 170
    24. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The final stage of the world’s largest solar plant Noor Ouarzazate has been inaugurated in:

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    Explanation :
    The final stage of the world’s largest solar plant Noor Ouarzazate has been inaugurated by Mohammed VI, King of Morocco in Ouarzazate. The plant is based on photovoltaic (PV) technology, which spanned over an area of 137 hectares (1.37 square km).The cost of this plant is nearly 75 million U.S. dollars.

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    Explanation :
    The final stage of the world’s largest solar plant Noor Ouarzazate has been inaugurated by Mohammed VI, King of Morocco in Ouarzazate. The plant is based on photovoltaic (PV) technology, which spanned over an area of 137 hectares (1.37 square km).The cost of this plant is nearly 75 million U.S. dollars.

  25. Question 25 of 170
    25. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who among the following has been named Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World for 2016?

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    Explanation :
    Right handed Indian international cricketer Virat Kolhi(28) was named as the Leading Cricketer in the World for the year 2016 by Wisden India Almanack. He became the third Indian cricketer to receive this honour after Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar

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    Explanation :
    Right handed Indian international cricketer Virat Kolhi(28) was named as the Leading Cricketer in the World for the year 2016 by Wisden India Almanack. He became the third Indian cricketer to receive this honour after Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar

  26. Question 26 of 170
    26. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Former Governor of __________________, Girish Chandra Saxena, passed away on April 14, 2017.

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    Explanation :
    Former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Girish Chandra Saxena, lovingly called Gary, passed away on April 14, 2017 after a brief illness. He was An IPS officer of the 1950-batch of the Uttar Pradesh cadre.

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    Explanation :
    Former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Girish Chandra Saxena, lovingly called Gary, passed away on April 14, 2017 after a brief illness. He was An IPS officer of the 1950-batch of the Uttar Pradesh cadre.

  27. Question 27 of 170
    27. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who will be the chairman of National Board of Electric Mobility (NBEM), which was constituted by Government of India on April 3, 2017?

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    Explanation :
    The Union Government constituted National Board of Electric Mobility (NBEM) on April 3, 2017 to promote electric mobility and manufacturing of electric (& hybrid) vehicles and their components. As per the structure laid out for the board, Secretary of the Department of Heavy Industry will be the chairperson. Current Secretary of the Department of Heavy Industry is Girish Shankar.

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    Explanation :
    The Union Government constituted National Board of Electric Mobility (NBEM) on April 3, 2017 to promote electric mobility and manufacturing of electric (& hybrid) vehicles and their components. As per the structure laid out for the board, Secretary of the Department of Heavy Industry will be the chairperson. Current Secretary of the Department of Heavy Industry is Girish Shankar.

  28. Question 28 of 170
    28. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Union Cabinet has approved a proposal to set up a regulator for Indian Railways to recommend passenger and freight fares and set the performance benchmarks. This authority will be named as:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Railway Development Authority (RDA) will be based in New Delhi. Rs.50 crore has been earmarked to set up the authority. Its functions will be regulated by Railway Act, 1989.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Railway Development Authority (RDA) will be based in New Delhi. Rs.50 crore has been earmarked to set up the authority. Its functions will be regulated by Railway Act, 1989.

  29. Question 29 of 170
    29. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which among the following is set to become the first country in the world to neutralise gender pay gap?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Iceland’s parliament has presented a bill that would require public and private businesses to prove they offer equal pay to employees. This would be the first such requirement in the world.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Iceland’s parliament has presented a bill that would require public and private businesses to prove they offer equal pay to employees. This would be the first such requirement in the world.

  30. Question 30 of 170
    30. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Post announcement of RBI’s First Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement for financial year 2017-18 on 6th April 2017, the Reverse Repo Rate stands at:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    On 6th April 2017, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced First Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement for financial year 2017-18. Repo Rate was left unchanged at 6.25%. Reverse Repo Rate has been hiked by 25 basis points and now stands at 6.00%.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    On 6th April 2017, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced First Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement for financial year 2017-18. Repo Rate was left unchanged at 6.25%. Reverse Repo Rate has been hiked by 25 basis points and now stands at 6.00%.

  31. Question 31 of 170
    31. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which veteran Bollywood actress has won NTR National Film Award 2013?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    NTR National Film Award for the year 2012 and 2013 were announced at the Film Development Corporation office in Hyderabad by Andhra Pradesh government. Each NTR award winners will get Rs.5 lakh and a citation.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    NTR National Film Award for the year 2012 and 2013 were announced at the Film Development Corporation office in Hyderabad by Andhra Pradesh government. Each NTR award winners will get Rs.5 lakh and a citation.

  32. Question 32 of 170
    32. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who among the following took charge as new Executive Director of RBI?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Malvika Sinha started her career in the year 1982 with RBI. As Executive Director, Ms. Sinha will take over Foreign Exchange Department, Department of Government and Bank Accounts and Internal Debt Management Department.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Malvika Sinha started her career in the year 1982 with RBI. As Executive Director, Ms. Sinha will take over Foreign Exchange Department, Department of Government and Bank Accounts and Internal Debt Management Department.

  33. Question 33 of 170
    33. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Chief Minister of which State has launched ‘Deendayal Rasoi Yojana’ in 49 districts of the state?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has launched subsidized meal scheme at Rs.5 in Gwalior. This scheme helps people to get economical nutritious and good quality food under the Deendayal Rasoi Yojana at cheaper rates. It was launched in 49 districts across the state.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has launched subsidized meal scheme at Rs.5 in Gwalior. This scheme helps people to get economical nutritious and good quality food under the Deendayal Rasoi Yojana at cheaper rates. It was launched in 49 districts across the state.

  34. Question 34 of 170
    34. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Quoting of Aadhaar /Enrolment ID of Aadhaar application form, for filing IT returns and application for allotment of Permanent Account Number (PAN) will be mandatory with effect from:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The Finance Act, 2017 introduced Section 139AA of the Income-tax Act, 1961 which states mandatory quoting of Aadhaar /Enrolment ID of Aadhaar application form, for filing IT returns and application for allotment of Permanent Account Number (PAN) with effect from July 1.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The Finance Act, 2017 introduced Section 139AA of the Income-tax Act, 1961 which states mandatory quoting of Aadhaar /Enrolment ID of Aadhaar application form, for filing IT returns and application for allotment of Permanent Account Number (PAN) with effect from July 1.

  35. Question 35 of 170
    35. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    India has ranked _____ out of 136 countries on Global Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017 published by World Economic Forum (WEF)

    Correct

    Explanation :
    This marks a commendable jump of 12 spots as compared to previous year’s rank. International openness reflected through strong policy reforms such as implementing visa on arrival and e-visas and improvements in the country’s surface transport infrastructure are the reasons responsible for improvement in India’s rank this year.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    This marks a commendable jump of 12 spots as compared to previous year’s rank. International openness reflected through strong policy reforms such as implementing visa on arrival and e-visas and improvements in the country’s surface transport infrastructure are the reasons responsible for improvement in India’s rank this year.

  36. Question 36 of 170
    36. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    India’s first DNA bank for wild animals will be setup by the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) located at __________ in Uttar Pradesh.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    IVRI scientists are collecting DNA samples and serum of all wild animals for DNA bank. Now it has nearly 140 samples of 25 wild animals. Once the bank starts functioning, it will be able to tell the name and schedule of the species from a part of the meat, hair, blood, skin or bone of any animal.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    IVRI scientists are collecting DNA samples and serum of all wild animals for DNA bank. Now it has nearly 140 samples of 25 wild animals. Once the bank starts functioning, it will be able to tell the name and schedule of the species from a part of the meat, hair, blood, skin or bone of any animal.

  37. Question 37 of 170
    37. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    US based National Basketball Association (NBA) has launched India’s first basketball school in which city?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    US based National Basketball Association (NBA) has launched its first basketball school in Mumbai, India on April 7, 2017. More schools will be opened in India and around the world in this year.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    US based National Basketball Association (NBA) has launched its first basketball school in Mumbai, India on April 7, 2017. More schools will be opened in India and around the world in this year.

  38. Question 38 of 170
    38. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    India has ranked ______ out of 41 countries in bribery and corrupt practices in businesses as per the EY (Ernst & Young) Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) Fraud Survey 2017.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The ranking has improved marginally since 2015 in which India ranked 6th. Improvement in India’s rank has been attributed to emphasis on transparency in governance and better regulatory scrutiny. Countries which rank higher than India in this survey are: Ukraine, Cyprus, Greece, Slovenia, Croatia, Kenya, South Africa and Hungary.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The ranking has improved marginally since 2015 in which India ranked 6th. Improvement in India’s rank has been attributed to emphasis on transparency in governance and better regulatory scrutiny. Countries which rank higher than India in this survey are: Ukraine, Cyprus, Greece, Slovenia, Croatia, Kenya, South Africa and Hungary.

  39. Question 39 of 170
    39. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    India has entered into an agreement with which European country to set up a Green Growth Equity Fund (GGEF)to finance energy needs?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    India’s Power and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal and UK’s Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark agreed to cooperate on important areas in the energy sector. The two countries have also agreed to involve in accelerated deployment of renewable energy and its integration with the grid.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    India’s Power and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal and UK’s Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark agreed to cooperate on important areas in the energy sector. The two countries have also agreed to involve in accelerated deployment of renewable energy and its integration with the grid.

  40. Question 40 of 170
    40. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who among the following is set to become the United Nations’ youngest-ever‘ Messenger of Peace’?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Nobel Peace Prize winner from Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai is set to become the United Nations’ youngest-ever ‘Messenger of Peace’. She has been selected for this honour by United Nations current Secretary General Antonio Guterres. The designation ceremony will be held on April 10, 2017 at the UN’s headquarters in New York, United States.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Nobel Peace Prize winner from Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai is set to become the United Nations’ youngest-ever ‘Messenger of Peace’. She has been selected for this honour by United Nations current Secretary General Antonio Guterres. The designation ceremony will be held on April 10, 2017 at the UN’s headquarters in New York, United States.

  41. Question 41 of 170
    41. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which South American country is set to become the first country to allow sale of marijuana for recreational purpose through pharmacy stores?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Uruguay has been trying for nearly four years to legalize the production, sale and consumption of marijuana. The country has stockpiled 400 kilograms (880 pounds) of marijuana so far. Uruguayan citizens and permanent residents who are 18 or older will be allowed to purchase marijuana from a pharmacy store.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Uruguay has been trying for nearly four years to legalize the production, sale and consumption of marijuana. The country has stockpiled 400 kilograms (880 pounds) of marijuana so far. Uruguayan citizens and permanent residents who are 18 or older will be allowed to purchase marijuana from a pharmacy store.

  42. Question 42 of 170
    42. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which private sector bank has announced the launch of its Unified Payments Interface (UPI) on Chillr?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Private Sector Lender, HDFC Bank Ltd has announced the launch of its Unified Payments Interface (UPI) on Chillr. Henceforth the HDFC Bank UPI will be available on Chillr, in addition to the bank’s Mobile Banking app.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Private Sector Lender, HDFC Bank Ltd has announced the launch of its Unified Payments Interface (UPI) on Chillr. Henceforth the HDFC Bank UPI will be available on Chillr, in addition to the bank’s Mobile Banking app.

  43. Question 43 of 170
    43. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The Reserve Bank of India has enabled faster settlement of the process of NEFT (National Electronic Fund Transfer) by increasing the settlement cycle to ____from ____ currently

    Correct

    Explanation :
    This move will facilitate half hourly settlements instead of the hourly settlement system practiced now. When a transaction is done at a bank branch, the branch forwards the clearance request to the RBI to be accommodated in the next settlement cycle. Thus increase of the number of cycles will allow faster settlement of funds and more funds to settle in a day.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    This move will facilitate half hourly settlements instead of the hourly settlement system practiced now. When a transaction is done at a bank branch, the branch forwards the clearance request to the RBI to be accommodated in the next settlement cycle. Thus increase of the number of cycles will allow faster settlement of funds and more funds to settle in a day.

  44. Question 44 of 170
    44. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Banks which are currently allowed to invest as much as _____of their net-owned funds in equity-linked mutual funds, venture capital funds and stocks will be permitted by RBI to invest in real estate investment trusts (REITs) and infrastructure investment trusts (InvITs) within the limit.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    With an objective to benefit real estate sector, The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has proposed to allow banks to invest in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs). RBI will issue detailed guidelines for the same by end of May 2017.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    With an objective to benefit real estate sector, The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has proposed to allow banks to invest in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs). RBI will issue detailed guidelines for the same by end of May 2017.

  45. Question 45 of 170
    45. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which politician is the author of the book ‘Flaming Tresses of Draupadi’?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    President Pranab Mukherjee released a book titled ‘Flaming Tresses of Draupadi’ authored by Veerappa Moily in New Delhi on April 7, 2017.The book gives new perception into the Draupadi’s life and traces the life journey of Draupadi from her birth to her marriage with the Pandavas.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    President Pranab Mukherjee released a book titled ‘Flaming Tresses of Draupadi’ authored by Veerappa Moily in New Delhi on April 7, 2017.The book gives new perception into the Draupadi’s life and traces the life journey of Draupadi from her birth to her marriage with the Pandavas.

  46. Question 46 of 170
    46. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    On April 7, 2017, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the three-day National Children’s Film Festival (NCFF) in:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    This event was organised by the Children’s Film Society India (CFSI) in association with the Government of Andhra Pradesh. The opening film of the NCFF was “Shanu – The Optimist”, directed by K.N.T. Sastry and produced by CFSI in 2016.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    This event was organised by the Children’s Film Society India (CFSI) in association with the Government of Andhra Pradesh. The opening film of the NCFF was “Shanu – The Optimist”, directed by K.N.T. Sastry and produced by CFSI in 2016.

  47. Question 47 of 170
    47. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which theatre group is organising India’s first ever micro-drama festival, ‘Thespis’ which is scheduled to be held at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts in Delhi?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The festival is named after Thespis of Icaria, who lived in 6th century BC and was the first actor to perform solo in Greek drama. During the festival, a series of 10-minute plays will be presented.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The festival is named after Thespis of Icaria, who lived in 6th century BC and was the first actor to perform solo in Greek drama. During the festival, a series of 10-minute plays will be presented.

  48. Question 48 of 170
    48. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which private sector bank has entered into an agreement with Flyworld Money Exchange to facilitate remittances by Indian migrants in Australia?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    NRIs in Australia will now have access to quick and cost-effective remittances to India using the South Indian Bank Express facility. Using this facility, NRIs can now remit funds with ease to any commercial bank in India.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    NRIs in Australia will now have access to quick and cost-effective remittances to India using the South Indian Bank Express facility. Using this facility, NRIs can now remit funds with ease to any commercial bank in India.

  49. Question 49 of 170
    49. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    India has won 12 medals at Asian Youth Chess Championship which was held in:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    India topped the medals tally with 12 medals followed by Uzbekistan 10 medals. Gold medals for India were won by Aakanksha Hagawane (Under-18 Girls), Erigaisi Arjun (Under-14 Open), Jishitha D (Under-14 Girls) and Sahithi Varshini M (Under-10 Girls).

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    India topped the medals tally with 12 medals followed by Uzbekistan 10 medals. Gold medals for India were won by Aakanksha Hagawane (Under-18 Girls), Erigaisi Arjun (Under-14 Open), Jishitha D (Under-14 Girls) and Sahithi Varshini M (Under-10 Girls).

  50. Question 50 of 170
    50. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who among the following has won Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton dominated the Chinese Grand Prix to take his first win of the year. Hamilton’s victory, in a race enlivened by a wet start and some terrific wheel-to-wheel battles, ties him with first-race winner Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton dominated the Chinese Grand Prix to take his first win of the year. Hamilton’s victory, in a race enlivened by a wet start and some terrific wheel-to-wheel battles, ties him with first-race winner Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.

  51. Question 51 of 170
    51. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who among the following is the author of the book ‘Gandhi in Champaran’?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    On April 10, 2017, M Venkaiah Naidu – Minister for Information & Broadcasting, released three heritage books to mark 100 years of Champaran Satyagraha. Title of these books are, ‘Gandhi in Champaran’, ‘Romain Rolland and Gandhi Correspondence’ and “Mahatma Series (8 volumes)”. All three books have been written by renowned author DG Tendulkar and have been published by Publications division under Union Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    On April 10, 2017, M Venkaiah Naidu – Minister for Information & Broadcasting, released three heritage books to mark 100 years of Champaran Satyagraha. Title of these books are, ‘Gandhi in Champaran’, ‘Romain Rolland and Gandhi Correspondence’ and “Mahatma Series (8 volumes)”. All three books have been written by renowned author DG Tendulkar and have been published by Publications division under Union Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.

  52. Question 52 of 170
    52. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which among the following has become the first Indian city to win Pierre L’Enfant Award?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha has been selected for the 2017 Pierre L’Enfant International Planning Excellence Award by American Planning Association (APA). Bhubaneswar has become the first Indian city to win this award. Bhubaneswar has been selected for this award for ‘Bhubaneswar Smart City Plan’ which is based on a citizen engagement approach and envisages use of technology for improving the overall quality of life.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha has been selected for the 2017 Pierre L’Enfant International Planning Excellence Award by American Planning Association (APA). Bhubaneswar has become the first Indian city to win this award. Bhubaneswar has been selected for this award for ‘Bhubaneswar Smart City Plan’ which is based on a citizen engagement approach and envisages use of technology for improving the overall quality of life.

  53. Question 53 of 170
    53. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee jointly flagged off the trial run of the Kolkata-Khulna passenger train through video-conference form New Delhi. This train service has been named as:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Maitree Express – II will commence operations from July 2017. Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina was on an official visit to India from 7th to 10th April 2017. In a bid to strengthen bilateral ties, India and Bangladesh signed 22 agreements for cooperation in various areas viz. civil nuclear cooperation, cyber security, media, judicial sector, peaceful uses of outer space, defence, information technology, electronics and transport connectivity.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Maitree Express – II will commence operations from July 2017. Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina was on an official visit to India from 7th to 10th April 2017. In a bid to strengthen bilateral ties, India and Bangladesh signed 22 agreements for cooperation in various areas viz. civil nuclear cooperation, cyber security, media, judicial sector, peaceful uses of outer space, defence, information technology, electronics and transport connectivity.

  54. Question 54 of 170
    54. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    India has announced $_________ line of credit for development projects in Bangladesh

    Correct

    Explanation :
    After comprehensive talks between Prime Ministers of India and Bangladesh, India announced $4.5 billion line of credit for development projects in Bangladesh. On account of this commitment, India’s resource allocation for Bangladesh has aggregated to $8 billion in past few years. Besides, for the first time, India also committed $500 million line of credit for Bangladesh’s defence procurement.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    After comprehensive talks between Prime Ministers of India and Bangladesh, India announced $4.5 billion line of credit for development projects in Bangladesh. On account of this commitment, India’s resource allocation for Bangladesh has aggregated to $8 billion in past few years. Besides, for the first time, India also committed $500 million line of credit for Bangladesh’s defence procurement.

  55. Question 55 of 170
    55. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    ‘Exercise Nomadic Elephant – XII’ is the joint military exercise between armies of India and:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    A 14-day India-Mongolia military training exercise has started at Vairengte in Mizoram. It is aimed at training troops in counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations under the United Nations mandate. It will continue till April 18, 2017

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    A 14-day India-Mongolia military training exercise has started at Vairengte in Mizoram. It is aimed at training troops in counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations under the United Nations mandate. It will continue till April 18, 2017

  56. Question 56 of 170
    56. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    123rd Constitution Amendment Bill 2017, which was passed by Lok Sabha on April 10, 2017, seeks to grant constitutional status to:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    On April 10, 2017, Lok Sabha passed 123rd Constitution Amendment Bill, 2017 with 360 members voting in favour and two members voting against it. This amendment bill seeks to grant constitutional status to National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes. The amendment bill was introduced in Lok Sabha by Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister, Thaawarchand Gehlot on April 5, 2017.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    On April 10, 2017, Lok Sabha passed 123rd Constitution Amendment Bill, 2017 with 360 members voting in favour and two members voting against it. This amendment bill seeks to grant constitutional status to National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes. The amendment bill was introduced in Lok Sabha by Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister, Thaawarchand Gehlot on April 5, 2017.

  57. Question 57 of 170
    57. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Ministry of Rural development has released nearly Rs. _______ to the States under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Ministry of Rural Development has released nearly 23,500 crore rupees to the States as first tranche for this Financial Year, under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). The amount released includes all pending liabilities as on 31st March, 2017. It is also to ensure priority work on water conservation measures.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Ministry of Rural Development has released nearly 23,500 crore rupees to the States as first tranche for this Financial Year, under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). The amount released includes all pending liabilities as on 31st March, 2017. It is also to ensure priority work on water conservation measures.

  58. Question 58 of 170
    58. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The government has reduced the number of centrally sponsored schemes (CSS) to ____ umbrella schemes from 66.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Based on the recommendation of the sub-group of Chief Ministers on rationalisation of centrally sponsored schemes, the government of India has rationalised centrally sponsored schemes (CSS) effective from the financial year 2016-17. The schemes of CSS have been reduced from 66 to 28 umbrella schemes.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Based on the recommendation of the sub-group of Chief Ministers on rationalisation of centrally sponsored schemes, the government of India has rationalised centrally sponsored schemes (CSS) effective from the financial year 2016-17. The schemes of CSS have been reduced from 66 to 28 umbrella schemes.

  59. Question 59 of 170
    59. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which among the following novel written by Colson Whitehead has won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The prestigious Pulitzer Prizes for achievements in journalism, literature and musical composition were announced on April 10, 2017. This is the 101st edition of Pulitzer Prizes. A speculative history novel “The Underground Railroad” written by Colson Whitehead has won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The prestigious Pulitzer Prizes for achievements in journalism, literature and musical composition were announced on April 10, 2017. This is the 101st edition of Pulitzer Prizes. A speculative history novel “The Underground Railroad” written by Colson Whitehead has won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.

  60. Question 60 of 170
    60. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which company has announced to buy eBay’s India business?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    India’s largest online retailer Flipkart has closed a mammoth funding round of $1.4 billion from Tencent Holdings Ltd, eBay Inc. and Microsoft Corp., in the biggest-ever start-up funding round. Flipkart Ltd will also buy eBay’s India business as part of the $1.4 billion deal.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    India’s largest online retailer Flipkart has closed a mammoth funding round of $1.4 billion from Tencent Holdings Ltd, eBay Inc. and Microsoft Corp., in the biggest-ever start-up funding round. Flipkart Ltd will also buy eBay’s India business as part of the $1.4 billion deal.

  61. Question 61 of 170
    61. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    A ministerial conference of G20 ministers in charge of digitalisation was held on 6th and 7thApril, 2017 in:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    This was the first such meeting of G20 ministers responsible for digitalisation. They have issued a declaration on ‘Shaping Digitalisation for an Interconnected World’, which lays out priorities and course of action.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    This was the first such meeting of G20 ministers responsible for digitalisation. They have issued a declaration on ‘Shaping Digitalisation for an Interconnected World’, which lays out priorities and course of action.

  62. Question 62 of 170
    62. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which entity has joined hands with the State Bank of India to promote cashless transactions like ‘SBI buddy e-wallet’ and POS machines?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    PK Swain, Chief Postmaster General, Punjab Circle and Anil Kishora, Chief General Manager, SBI, Chandigarh dedicated SBI buddy e-wallet and SBI POS machines at Chandigarh General Post Office for the general public.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    PK Swain, Chief Postmaster General, Punjab Circle and Anil Kishora, Chief General Manager, SBI, Chandigarh dedicated SBI buddy e-wallet and SBI POS machines at Chandigarh General Post Office for the general public.

  63. Question 63 of 170
    63. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Nokia has signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with which Indian telecom companies to bring 5G network in India?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Nokia has signed memorandum of understandings (MoUs) with Indian telecom giants Airtel and BSNL. Nokia during the Mobile World Congress 2017 had stated that it would expand their collaborative technology partnership to work on 5G technology standard and management of connected devices.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Nokia has signed memorandum of understandings (MoUs) with Indian telecom giants Airtel and BSNL. Nokia during the Mobile World Congress 2017 had stated that it would expand their collaborative technology partnership to work on 5G technology standard and management of connected devices.

  64. Question 64 of 170
    64. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which American actress has been appointed as Goodwill Ambassador of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    UNHCR Goodwill Ambassadors are celebrity representatives of the office of the UN High Commissioner for refugees who use their talent and fame for supporting refugees. Kristin Davis has partnered with the UN for 3 years

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    UNHCR Goodwill Ambassadors are celebrity representatives of the office of the UN High Commissioner for refugees who use their talent and fame for supporting refugees. Kristin Davis has partnered with the UN for 3 years

  65. Question 65 of 170
    65. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which state govt. has launched ‘e-sewa’ mobile app to provide information about various welfare schemes?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal has launched a mobile application named ‘e-Sewa’ to provide information about more than 250 schemes and programmes of 30 different departments. The Deputy Commissioner of Ambala, Prabhjot Singh’s team has developed the ‘e-Sewa’ app.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal has launched a mobile application named ‘e-Sewa’ to provide information about more than 250 schemes and programmes of 30 different departments. The Deputy Commissioner of Ambala, Prabhjot Singh’s team has developed the ‘e-Sewa’ app.

  66. Question 66 of 170
    66. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which mobile application has been launched by Power Minister Piyush Goyal that allows consumers to exchange real-time information with electricity distribution companies (discoms) on power supply?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Through this app, consumer can view outages across the country, as well as lodge complaints on outages in their area. Consumers will get prior intimation on expected duration and cause of scheduled outages. Along with Urja Mitra app, a rural feeder monitoring scheme was also launched to track the quality of power supply in rural areas.

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    Explanation :
    Through this app, consumer can view outages across the country, as well as lodge complaints on outages in their area. Consumers will get prior intimation on expected duration and cause of scheduled outages. Along with Urja Mitra app, a rural feeder monitoring scheme was also launched to track the quality of power supply in rural areas.

  67. Question 67 of 170
    67. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who is the author of the book ‘Matoshree’, which was recently released by PM Narendra Modi?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a book title ‘Matoshree’ authored by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on April 11, 2017. The book ‘Matoshree’ covers the life and times of legendary Devi Ahilyabai Holker who ruled the Holkar Empire spread over the Malwa region from 1767 to 1795.

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    Explanation :
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a book title ‘Matoshree’ authored by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on April 11, 2017. The book ‘Matoshree’ covers the life and times of legendary Devi Ahilyabai Holker who ruled the Holkar Empire spread over the Malwa region from 1767 to 1795.

  68. Question 68 of 170
    68. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Union Cabinet has approved setting up of Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE) at:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    IIPE will be built at a cost of over Rs. 655 crore. It will have a status of an ‘Institute of National Importance’ and will have a legal mandate to grant degrees just as any other Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). IIPE will be constructed at Sabbavaram Mandal in Visakhapatnam district on 200 acres of land which has been allocated by Andhra Pradesh State Govt., free of cost.

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    Explanation :
    IIPE will be built at a cost of over Rs. 655 crore. It will have a status of an ‘Institute of National Importance’ and will have a legal mandate to grant degrees just as any other Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). IIPE will be constructed at Sabbavaram Mandal in Visakhapatnam district on 200 acres of land which has been allocated by Andhra Pradesh State Govt., free of cost.

  69. Question 69 of 170
    69. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which scheme for food processing will be launched by Govt. with an outlay of Rs. 6000 crore?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal has announced that her ministry will soon approach the Cabinet for the approval for an umbrella programme ‘Scheme for Agro-Marine Produce Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters (SAMPADA).’

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal has announced that her ministry will soon approach the Cabinet for the approval for an umbrella programme ‘Scheme for Agro-Marine Produce Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters (SAMPADA).’

  70. Question 70 of 170
    70. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which state govt. has introduced a programme “Ammaku Vandanam” in the government schools to pay tribute to mothers?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Under this programme the mothers would be invited to the schools on a specific day every year for the special function. Thereafter, the school children will take the blessings of their mothers and also do ‘paada pooja’ (washing her feet) called Mother Worship.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Under this programme the mothers would be invited to the schools on a specific day every year for the special function. Thereafter, the school children will take the blessings of their mothers and also do ‘paada pooja’ (washing her feet) called Mother Worship.

  71. Question 71 of 170
    71. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which among the following company has received RBI’s approval to launch its own digital wallet in India?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    RBI has given an approval to Amazon India to launch its own digital wallet or pre-paid payment instrument (PPI) in India. This approval by RBI will enable Amazon to enter India’s fast-growing digital payments business.

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    Explanation :
    RBI has given an approval to Amazon India to launch its own digital wallet or pre-paid payment instrument (PPI) in India. This approval by RBI will enable Amazon to enter India’s fast-growing digital payments business.

  72. Question 72 of 170
    72. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    ‘The Hit Girl’ is the autobiography of which Bollywood actress?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Asha Parekh’s autobiography, The Hit Girl, was launched by Salman in Mumbai. The autobiography, written with Khalid Mohamed also includes a foreword by Salman. Some of Bollywood’s most charming yesteryear stars including Dharmendra, Helen and Waheeda Rehman made an appearance at the event.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Asha Parekh’s autobiography, The Hit Girl, was launched by Salman in Mumbai. The autobiography, written with Khalid Mohamed also includes a foreword by Salman. Some of Bollywood’s most charming yesteryear stars including Dharmendra, Helen and Waheeda Rehman made an appearance at the event.

  73. Question 73 of 170
    73. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which State’s police department has initiated ‘Tare Zameen Par’ programme for underprivileged children?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    With a motive to enlighten children in naxal-affected areas of Jharkhand’s Palamau district, Jharkhand Police has initiated Tare Zameen Par program to encourage children to lead happy lives. Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Vipul Shukla appealed to locals to donate bags, shoes, books and clothes that will be distributed among poor children.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    With a motive to enlighten children in naxal-affected areas of Jharkhand’s Palamau district, Jharkhand Police has initiated Tare Zameen Par program to encourage children to lead happy lives. Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Vipul Shukla appealed to locals to donate bags, shoes, books and clothes that will be distributed among poor children.

  74. Question 74 of 170
    74. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which Bollywood actress has featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Actress Alia Bhatt has featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list. She is the only Bollywood actress who has made it to the list this year. Alia got her name in the elite list after acting in some of the highest earning films and for giving best performances in recent times.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Actress Alia Bhatt has featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list. She is the only Bollywood actress who has made it to the list this year. Alia got her name in the elite list after acting in some of the highest earning films and for giving best performances in recent times.

  75. Question 75 of 170
    75. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The United States has dropped _______________- the largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan targeting ISIS tunnels.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The United States dropped the most powerful non-nuclear bomb in its arsenal on what it said was an ISIS cave complex in remote Afghanistan. The bomb is formally called the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast. It can obliterate everything within a 1,000-yard radius.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The United States dropped the most powerful non-nuclear bomb in its arsenal on what it said was an ISIS cave complex in remote Afghanistan. The bomb is formally called the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast. It can obliterate everything within a 1,000-yard radius.

  76. Question 76 of 170
    76. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which financial institution has approved $375 million loanto India for developing its first waterway project – The National Waterway 1?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    World Bank has approved $375 million loan to India for developing its first waterway project – The National Waterway 1. Under this project, a navigable stretch of 1360 km will be developed on River Ganga from Varanasi (in Uttar Pradesh) to Haldia (in West Bengal). The loan has maturity of 17 years and grace period of 7 years.

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    Explanation :
    World Bank has approved $375 million loan to India for developing its first waterway project – The National Waterway 1. Under this project, a navigable stretch of 1360 km will be developed on River Ganga from Varanasi (in Uttar Pradesh) to Haldia (in West Bengal). The loan has maturity of 17 years and grace period of 7 years.

  77. Question 77 of 170
    77. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    On April 14, 2017, PM Narendra Modi launched a less cash township model, developed by _____________, across 81 townships in 12 States

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The less-cash model across the States has been facilitated by GNFC under the auspices of NITI Aayog. It is to be noted that GNFC’s township at Bharuch in Gujarat became India’s first 100 per cent cashless township. 56 out of 81 selected townships are in Gujarat, whereas 25 townships are located in other 11 states including Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, and Bihar.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The less-cash model across the States has been facilitated by GNFC under the auspices of NITI Aayog. It is to be noted that GNFC’s township at Bharuch in Gujarat became India’s first 100 per cent cashless township. 56 out of 81 selected townships are in Gujarat, whereas 25 townships are located in other 11 states including Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, and Bihar.

  78. Question 78 of 170
    78. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    On April 14, 2017, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu laid the foundation-stone for Dr B R Ambedkar Smriti Vanam (memorial park) in state’s de facto capital Amaravati. Andhra Pradesh Govt. has allocated nearly Rs. _______ for this project

    Correct

    Explanation :
    This memorial park will have a multi-purpose convention Hall with a seating capacity of 3,000 persons, a Buddhist Dhyana Kendram (Meditation Hall), an open air theatre with a seating capacity of 2,000 people with facilities for conducting multi-media shows and Dr B R Ambedkar Memorial Library with his collected works and thoughts

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    Explanation :
    This memorial park will have a multi-purpose convention Hall with a seating capacity of 3,000 persons, a Buddhist Dhyana Kendram (Meditation Hall), an open air theatre with a seating capacity of 2,000 people with facilities for conducting multi-media shows and Dr B R Ambedkar Memorial Library with his collected works and thoughts

  79. Question 79 of 170
    79. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    To ease bad debt, RBI has come out with a revised PCA framework for banks which will be effective from April 1, 2017. What does abbreviation PCA stand for?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The PCA framework is based on certain risk thresholds, the breach of which could result into serious consequences such as merger with another bank or even closure of the bank. Financial reports of banks as on March 31, 2017 will be considered as reference to evaluate banks’ condition vis-a-vis the thresholds.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The PCA framework is based on certain risk thresholds, the breach of which could result into serious consequences such as merger with another bank or even closure of the bank. Financial reports of banks as on March 31, 2017 will be considered as reference to evaluate banks’ condition vis-a-vis the thresholds.

  80. Question 80 of 170
    80. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which mobile app has been launched by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu for receiving feedback from the public directly on any given issue?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    On April 14, 2017, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu launched a new mobile app CM Connect, at Secretariat at Velagapudi near Vijaywada. This mobile app runs on Microsoft’s Kaizala platform and will be useful

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    On April 14, 2017, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu launched a new mobile app CM Connect, at Secretariat at Velagapudi near Vijaywada. This mobile app runs on Microsoft’s Kaizala platform and will be useful

  81. Question 81 of 170
    81. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Mark Wainberg, who passed away on April 11, 2017, was a pioneer in:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Canadian researcher Mark Wainberg was a trailblazer in HIV/AIDS research.Wainberg was internationally recognized for his role in the discovery in 1989 of 3TC or Lamivudine, an anti-viral drug which is used in combination with other medications to treat infections caused by HIV.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Canadian researcher Mark Wainberg was a trailblazer in HIV/AIDS research.Wainberg was internationally recognized for his role in the discovery in 1989 of 3TC or Lamivudine, an anti-viral drug which is used in combination with other medications to treat infections caused by HIV.

  82. Question 82 of 170
    82. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    ’Rongali Bihu’ festival is celebrated in which state of India?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    On April 14, 2017, people of Assam ushered in celebrations for Rongali Bihu, the state’s most colourful festival. Rongali or the Bohag (spring) Bihu starts on the last day of the Assamese calendar month of Chot

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    On April 14, 2017, people of Assam ushered in celebrations for Rongali Bihu, the state’s most colourful festival. Rongali or the Bohag (spring) Bihu starts on the last day of the Assamese calendar month of Chot

  83. Question 83 of 170
    83. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which among the following has become the first state to launch a special awareness drive to ensure that transgenders in the state register as voters in larger numbers?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    On April 15, 2017, the Maharashtra branch of the Election Commission of India (ECI) launched a special drive for this purpose. The ECI has prepared a two-and-a-half-minute film, slated to run in 400 theatres four times a day over the next week. The commission has also put up posters on two 12-rake locals asking transgenders to register as voters.

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    Explanation :
    On April 15, 2017, the Maharashtra branch of the Election Commission of India (ECI) launched a special drive for this purpose. The ECI has prepared a two-and-a-half-minute film, slated to run in 400 theatres four times a day over the next week. The commission has also put up posters on two 12-rake locals asking transgenders to register as voters.

  84. Question 84 of 170
    84. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who among the following has received the 6th edition of M.S. Swaminathan Award?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The 6th edition of M.S. Swaminathan Award for honouring outstanding contribution in the field of agriculture has been given to Rayappa Ramappa Hanchinal – Chairperson of Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights Authority. This award has been given to Dr. Hanchinal for his contributions and continuous efforts in areas of seed production technology, crop improvement for hot and very hot dry environments and intellectual protection rights in plant varieties.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The 6th edition of M.S. Swaminathan Award for honouring outstanding contribution in the field of agriculture has been given to Rayappa Ramappa Hanchinal – Chairperson of Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights Authority. This award has been given to Dr. Hanchinal for his contributions and continuous efforts in areas of seed production technology, crop improvement for hot and very hot dry environments and intellectual protection rights in plant varieties.

  85. Question 85 of 170
    85. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who among the following has won the Men’s Singles title at Singapore Open Badminton championship?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Promising Indian shuttler, Sai Praneeth clinched his maiden Super Series title at the Singapore Open after defeating compatriot K Srikanth. World No.30 Praneeth had won the Canada Open Grand Prix last year and reached the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold final this year.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Promising Indian shuttler, Sai Praneeth clinched his maiden Super Series title at the Singapore Open after defeating compatriot K Srikanth. World No.30 Praneeth had won the Canada Open Grand Prix last year and reached the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold final this year.

  86. Question 86 of 170
    86. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    _________ from Italy, the last known survivor of 19thCentury, passed away on April 15, 2017

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Emma Morano, an Italian woman and the last survivor of the 19th Century died at the age of 117. Emma was born on 29th November, 1899 in northern Italy. According to Gerontology Research Group (GRG) the oldest person after Morano is Violet Brown, a Jamaican woman who turned 117 on March 10, 2017.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Emma Morano, an Italian woman and the last survivor of the 19th Century died at the age of 117. Emma was born on 29th November, 1899 in northern Italy. According to Gerontology Research Group (GRG) the oldest person after Morano is Violet Brown, a Jamaican woman who turned 117 on March 10, 2017.

  87. Question 87 of 170
    87. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has flagged off the trial run of the new _________ coaches between Visakhapatnam and Araku

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The specially-designed Vistadome air-conditioned coach, claimed to be a first-of-its-kind on Indian Railways, has large glass windows and an observation lounge that offer passengers a panoramic view of the sites along the rail route. The coach also has a glass-domed ceiling, automatic sliding doors and a multi-tier luggage rack.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The specially-designed Vistadome air-conditioned coach, claimed to be a first-of-its-kind on Indian Railways, has large glass windows and an observation lounge that offer passengers a panoramic view of the sites along the rail route. The coach also has a glass-domed ceiling, automatic sliding doors and a multi-tier luggage rack.

  88. Question 88 of 170
    88. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who among the following has won this year’s TIME magazine’s Readers’ Pollof the 100 most influential people in the world?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Duterte received 5% of total ‘YES’ votes in the Reader’s Poll. Rodrigo Duterte is the 16th President of Philippines. On assuming charge in June 2016, he started a violent and aggressive anti-drug campaign which has claimed more than 8000 lives so far.

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    Explanation :
    Duterte received 5% of total ‘YES’ votes in the Reader’s Poll. Rodrigo Duterte is the 16th President of Philippines. On assuming charge in June 2016, he started a violent and aggressive anti-drug campaign which has claimed more than 8000 lives so far.

  89. Question 89 of 170
    89. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    ‘Sagarmatha Frienship 2017’ is the first ever joint military exercise between which two Asian countries?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    On April 16, 2017, Nepal and China began their first-ever joint military exercise with a special focus on combating terror. The 10-day-long military drill “Sagarmatha Friendship 2017” will last till April 25, 2017. Sagarmatha is the Nepali name of Mt Everest, the world’s highest peak.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    On April 16, 2017, Nepal and China began their first-ever joint military exercise with a special focus on combating terror. The 10-day-long military drill “Sagarmatha Friendship 2017” will last till April 25, 2017. Sagarmatha is the Nepali name of Mt Everest, the world’s highest peak.

  90. Question 90 of 170
    90. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    As per World Bank report, the Indian economy is expected to grow at ____% in 2017

    Correct

    Explanation :
    As per the latest World Bank report, India’s economic growth is expected to pick up speed from 6.8% in 2016 to 7.2% by 2017 after a modest setback due to weaker than expected investments and effects of withdrawal of large denomination bank notes.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    As per the latest World Bank report, India’s economic growth is expected to pick up speed from 6.8% in 2016 to 7.2% by 2017 after a modest setback due to weaker than expected investments and effects of withdrawal of large denomination bank notes.

  91. Question 91 of 170
    91. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    EPFO (Employees Provident fund Organisation) has decided to reduce the interest rate on Provident Fund Deposits to ______% from 8.8%

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The Finance Ministry has permitted the Labour Ministry to go ahead with an 8.65 per cent rate of interest on employees’ provident fund (EPF) for 2016-17. According to EPFO estimates, the fund will see a surplus after providing 8.65 per cent interest rate for the last fiscal.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The Finance Ministry has permitted the Labour Ministry to go ahead with an 8.65 per cent rate of interest on employees’ provident fund (EPF) for 2016-17. According to EPFO estimates, the fund will see a surplus after providing 8.65 per cent interest rate for the last fiscal.

  92. Question 92 of 170
    92. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who among the following has won Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) has won Baharain Grand Prix by defeating Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes). The race was held at Baharain International circuit. Sebastian Vettel gets 7 point lead over Hamilton in the championship. It was Sebastian 3rd victory in Bahrain and the 44th of his career.

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    Explanation :
    Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) has won Baharain Grand Prix by defeating Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes). The race was held at Baharain International circuit. Sebastian Vettel gets 7 point lead over Hamilton in the championship. It was Sebastian 3rd victory in Bahrain and the 44th of his career.

  93. Question 93 of 170
    93. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which country has abolished its ‘457 Visa’, a visa programme which is used largely by Indians?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Australia has abolished a visa programme used by over 95,000 temporary foreign workers, majority of them Indians, to tackle the growing unemployment in the country. The programme, known as 457 visa, allows business to employ foreign workers for a period up to four years in skilled jobs where there is a shortage of Australian workers. The programme will be replaced by another visa programme, with new restrictions.

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    Explanation :
    Australia has abolished a visa programme used by over 95,000 temporary foreign workers, majority of them Indians, to tackle the growing unemployment in the country. The programme, known as 457 visa, allows business to employ foreign workers for a period up to four years in skilled jobs where there is a shortage of Australian workers. The programme will be replaced by another visa programme, with new restrictions.

  94. Question 94 of 170
    94. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which among the following public sector undertaking (PSU) surpassed ONGC in terms of market capitalisation on April 18, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    State Bank of India (SBI) surpassed oil exploration major Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) to become most valued public sector undertaking (PSU) stock in terms of market capitalization (m-cap) in intra-day trade on April 18, 2017.

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    Explanation :
    State Bank of India (SBI) surpassed oil exploration major Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) to become most valued public sector undertaking (PSU) stock in terms of market capitalization (m-cap) in intra-day trade on April 18, 2017.

  95. Question 95 of 170
    95. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which city will host the main event of the International Day of Yoga (IDY) celebrations on June 21, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Lucknow, has been finalised to host the main event of the International Day of Yoga (IDY) celebrations in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate. A team of Ayush Ministry officials visited Lucknow last week and shortlisted Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan, Baudh Vihar Shanti Upvan and Janeshwar Mishra Park as possible venues for the third edition of IDY

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    Explanation :
    Lucknow, has been finalised to host the main event of the International Day of Yoga (IDY) celebrations in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate. A team of Ayush Ministry officials visited Lucknow last week and shortlisted Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan, Baudh Vihar Shanti Upvan and Janeshwar Mishra Park as possible venues for the third edition of IDY

  96. Question 96 of 170
    96. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    ’World Heritage Day’ is celebrated on which date every year?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    This day is celebrated to raise awareness of the importance of protecting and preserving various sites around the world that have achieved world heritage status. Theme of the World Heritage Day for 2017 is “Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Tourism”.

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    Explanation :
    This day is celebrated to raise awareness of the importance of protecting and preserving various sites around the world that have achieved world heritage status. Theme of the World Heritage Day for 2017 is “Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Tourism”.

  97. Question 97 of 170
    97. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has inked a supervisory cooperation pact with the Central bank of which Asian country for information sharing?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    A memorandum of understanding on Supervisory Cooperation and Exchange of Supervisory Information was signed by RBI Deputy Governor S S Mundra and Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan Deputy Governor Phajo Dorjee.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    A memorandum of understanding on Supervisory Cooperation and Exchange of Supervisory Information was signed by RBI Deputy Governor S S Mundra and Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan Deputy Governor Phajo Dorjee.

  98. Question 98 of 170
    98. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Union Cabinet has given its approval for procurement of VVPAT Units for use in the General Elections, 2019. Abbreviation VVPAT stands for:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Govt. will purchase total 16,15,000 VVPAT units during 2017-18 and 2018-19. Tentative price of each unit is Rs. 19650/-. These units will be purchased from Bharat Electronics Ltd., Bangalore and Electronics Corporation of India Ltd., Hyderabad.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Govt. will purchase total 16,15,000 VVPAT units during 2017-18 and 2018-19. Tentative price of each unit is Rs. 19650/-. These units will be purchased from Bharat Electronics Ltd., Bangalore and Electronics Corporation of India Ltd., Hyderabad.

  99. Question 99 of 170
    99. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which yojana has introduced by West Bengal Govt. that converging five separate beneficiary schemes for workers in unorganised sectors and self-employed people?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Around 5 crore people will be benefitted with the introduction of Social Security Yojana with around 1 crore direct beneficiaries. People will be deriving more benefits with the introduction of the new single scheme compared to that of the previous five different schemes.

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    Explanation :
    Around 5 crore people will be benefitted with the introduction of Social Security Yojana with around 1 crore direct beneficiaries. People will be deriving more benefits with the introduction of the new single scheme compared to that of the previous five different schemes.

  100. Question 100 of 170
    100. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Uttar Pradesh State Govt. has decided to rename Agra airport as

    Correct

    Explanation :
    In a state cabinet meeting headed by CM Yogi Adityanath, a decision was taken to name the civil terminal being constructed in Gorakhpur Air Force Station after Maha Yogi Gorakhnathji. Likewise, Agra airport will now be named after Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    In a state cabinet meeting headed by CM Yogi Adityanath, a decision was taken to name the civil terminal being constructed in Gorakhpur Air Force Station after Maha Yogi Gorakhnathji. Likewise, Agra airport will now be named after Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya.

  101. Question 101 of 170
    101. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    India has ranked at _____ position in the 2017 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index

    Correct

    Explanation :
    India ranked at 8th position in the 2017 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index. In 2016 edition of this index, India ranked at 9th position. US has topped A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index for the fifth year in a row.

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    Explanation :
    India ranked at 8th position in the 2017 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index. In 2016 edition of this index, India ranked at 9th position. US has topped A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index for the fifth year in a row.

  102. Question 102 of 170
    102. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Hindu youth from Pakistan, named __________has been selected for the prestigious ‘Emerging Young Leaders Award’given by the US State Department

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Raj Kumar, a Hindu youth from Pakistan has been selected for the prestigious ‘Emerging Young Leaders Award’ given by the US State Department for his positive role in building sustainable peace. This is the 2nd edition of ‘Emerging Young Leaders Award’. Along with Raj Kumar, 9 other youngsters from Malta, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Algeria, Tajikistan, Belgium, Vietnam, Peru and Israel have also been chosen for this award.

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    Explanation :
    Raj Kumar, a Hindu youth from Pakistan has been selected for the prestigious ‘Emerging Young Leaders Award’ given by the US State Department for his positive role in building sustainable peace. This is the 2nd edition of ‘Emerging Young Leaders Award’. Along with Raj Kumar, 9 other youngsters from Malta, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Algeria, Tajikistan, Belgium, Vietnam, Peru and Israel have also been chosen for this award.

  103. Question 103 of 170
    103. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who among the following became the first cricketer to score 10,000 runs in T20 cricket?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Chris Gayle accomplished this feat while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Gujarat Lions in an Indian Premier League (IPL), 2017 match. Before the start of the 2017 IPL, Gayle needed 63 runs to reach the 10,000 milestone.

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    Explanation :
    Chris Gayle accomplished this feat while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Gujarat Lions in an Indian Premier League (IPL), 2017 match. Before the start of the 2017 IPL, Gayle needed 63 runs to reach the 10,000 milestone.

  104. Question 104 of 170
    104. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who among the following became the first visually impaired Indian runner to complete the historic Boston Marathon?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Sagar Baheti completed a distance of 42.16 kilometres in just over four hours. The 31-year old runner finished the 121st Boston Marathon as one of 30000 runners. It was supported by the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI).

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    Explanation :
    Sagar Baheti completed a distance of 42.16 kilometres in just over four hours. The 31-year old runner finished the 121st Boston Marathon as one of 30000 runners. It was supported by the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI).

  105. Question 105 of 170
    105. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    “India Steel 2017”, the 3rd edition of International Conference and Exhibition on Steel Industry was held from 19th-21st April, 2017 in which city?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    This exhibition-cum-conference was organised by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) along with Union Ministry of Steel. It was inaugurated by Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh.

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    Explanation :
    This exhibition-cum-conference was organised by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) along with Union Ministry of Steel. It was inaugurated by Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh.

  106. Question 106 of 170
    106. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which State Govt. has decided to provide accidental insurance cover to all residents of the state in the age group of 18 to 70 years?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    This decision was taken at the Cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. The insurance would be provided under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana’ (PMSBY) scheme for which the premium would be reimbursed by the state government.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    This decision was taken at the Cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. The insurance would be provided under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana’ (PMSBY) scheme for which the premium would be reimbursed by the state government.

  107. Question 107 of 170
    107. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which Asian country will host this year’s ‘UN Day of Vesak’ celebrations on May 12, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    This year, the UN Day of Vesak celebration would be held in Sri Lanka for the first time after 13 years since the first UN Day of Vesak was held in Thailand in 2004. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 14th United Nations Day of Vesak celebration in Sri Lanka on May 12, 2017 under the theme ‘Buddha’s Teachings, Social Justice and Sustainable World Peace’.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    This year, the UN Day of Vesak celebration would be held in Sri Lanka for the first time after 13 years since the first UN Day of Vesak was held in Thailand in 2004. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 14th United Nations Day of Vesak celebration in Sri Lanka on May 12, 2017 under the theme ‘Buddha’s Teachings, Social Justice and Sustainable World Peace’.

  108. Question 108 of 170
    108. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    How much contribution has been made by India to the UN programme for helping countries to hold elections and develop their electoral systems?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    This is the second Indian contribution of $250,000 to the programmes for electoral assistance and capacity building. The first was made in 2012. Through the Election Assistance Division set up in 1991, the UN has helped over 100 countries with their elections.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    This is the second Indian contribution of $250,000 to the programmes for electoral assistance and capacity building. The first was made in 2012. Through the Election Assistance Division set up in 1991, the UN has helped over 100 countries with their elections.

  109. Question 109 of 170
    109. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    UNESCO has awarded Peace Prize to Giuseppina (Giusi) Nicolini, the mayor of the __________ island of Lampedusa

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Giuseppina (Giusi) Nicolini has been awarded the Peace Prize for her effort that saved thousands who fled across the Mediterranean often on unseaworthy boats to find a better and peaceful life.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Giuseppina (Giusi) Nicolini has been awarded the Peace Prize for her effort that saved thousands who fled across the Mediterranean often on unseaworthy boats to find a better and peaceful life.

  110. Question 110 of 170
    110. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which among the following will be featured as a full sport at the 2022 Asian Games?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Video gaming will be featured as a full sport at the 2022 Asian Games, with competitors in electronic sports set to receive medals for their digital prowess. The Olympic Council of Asia says it will introduce e-sports to the official program of the Asian Games at Hangzhou, China. It will also be a demonstration sport at the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia.

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    Explanation :
    Video gaming will be featured as a full sport at the 2022 Asian Games, with competitors in electronic sports set to receive medals for their digital prowess. The Olympic Council of Asia says it will introduce e-sports to the official program of the Asian Games at Hangzhou, China. It will also be a demonstration sport at the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia.

  111. Question 111 of 170
    111. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which among the following will be featured as a full sport at the 2022 Asian Games?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Video gaming will be featured as a full sport at the 2022 Asian Games, with competitors in electronic sports set to receive medals for their digital prowess. The Olympic Council of Asia says it will introduce e-sports to the official program of the Asian Games at Hangzhou, China. It will also be a demonstration sport at the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Video gaming will be featured as a full sport at the 2022 Asian Games, with competitors in electronic sports set to receive medals for their digital prowess. The Olympic Council of Asia says it will introduce e-sports to the official program of the Asian Games at Hangzhou, China. It will also be a demonstration sport at the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia.

  112. Question 112 of 170
    112. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Supreme Court has stated that ______% of ex-husband’s net salary might constitute a ‘just and proper’ amount as alimony

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Setting a benchmark for maintenance paid to women by former husbands after divorce, Supreme Court has said that a woman can claim 25% of the former husband’s net salary as alimony.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Setting a benchmark for maintenance paid to women by former husbands after divorce, Supreme Court has said that a woman can claim 25% of the former husband’s net salary as alimony.

  113. Question 113 of 170
    113. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) conducted a first-of-its-kind State-level mock exercise on forest fire in which state?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The mock exercise, aimed at assessing the efficacy of integrating the preparedness and response mechanisms of the forest department with those of the district administration, has been conducted in collaboration with the Uttarakhand State Government.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The mock exercise, aimed at assessing the efficacy of integrating the preparedness and response mechanisms of the forest department with those of the district administration, has been conducted in collaboration with the Uttarakhand State Government.

  114. Question 114 of 170
    114. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    On April 20, 2017, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), announced signing of an MoU on “Supervisory Cooperation and Exchange of Supervisory Information” with central bank of which South American country?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The MoU was signed by Dr Gobind N. Ganga, Governor on behalf of Bank of Guyana and Dr Urjit R. Patel, Governor on behalf of Reserve Bank of India. Earlier, RBI had signed 40 such MoUs, one Letter for Supervisory Co-operation and one Statement of Co-operation.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The MoU was signed by Dr Gobind N. Ganga, Governor on behalf of Bank of Guyana and Dr Urjit R. Patel, Governor on behalf of Reserve Bank of India. Earlier, RBI had signed 40 such MoUs, one Letter for Supervisory Co-operation and one Statement of Co-operation.

  115. Question 115 of 170
    115. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which among the following Non-Banking Finance Company(NBFC)has converted itself to Small Finance Bank?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Au Financiers has converted itself to Small Finance Bank from a Non-Banking Finance Company (NBFC) and has changed its name to Au Small Finance Bank. Au started as a NBFC and was engaged in business of commercial and personal vehicle loans, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) loans and SME loans serving primarily low and middle income, under-served and unreached customer segment.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Au Financiers has converted itself to Small Finance Bank from a Non-Banking Finance Company (NBFC) and has changed its name to Au Small Finance Bank. Au started as a NBFC and was engaged in business of commercial and personal vehicle loans, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) loans and SME loans serving primarily low and middle income, under-served and unreached customer segment.

  116. Question 116 of 170
    116. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which payments bank entity will help NABARD to digitise rural banks across 5 states?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Payments Technology Company and soon-to-be-launched payments bank Fino Paytech will facilitate NABARD to help the rural bank digitization drive in the states of Haryana, MP, Bihar, Gujarat and Maharashtra. Fino will provide over 5000 Aadhaar enabled micro ATMs and financial inclusion gateway services to district central cooperative (DCC) banks and Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS) across these states.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Payments Technology Company and soon-to-be-launched payments bank Fino Paytech will facilitate NABARD to help the rural bank digitization drive in the states of Haryana, MP, Bihar, Gujarat and Maharashtra. Fino will provide over 5000 Aadhaar enabled micro ATMs and financial inclusion gateway services to district central cooperative (DCC) banks and Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS) across these states.

  117. Question 117 of 170
    117. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    India has signed an Inter-governmental Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Defence Industry Co-operation in Shipbuilding with which country?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The MoU will help the Make in India initiative of the Government of India. The MoU was signed by Secretary (Defence Production), Shri Ashok Kumar Gupta from the Indian side and Minister of Defence Acquisition and Programme Administration (DAPA), Mr. Chang Myoung-Jin from the RoK side.

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    Explanation :
    The MoU will help the Make in India initiative of the Government of India. The MoU was signed by Secretary (Defence Production), Shri Ashok Kumar Gupta from the Indian side and Minister of Defence Acquisition and Programme Administration (DAPA), Mr. Chang Myoung-Jin from the RoK side.

  118. Question 118 of 170
    118. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who among the following will receive 75th Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Award on April 24, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Actor Aamir Khan and cricket icon Kapil Dev will receive the 75th Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Awards, at a ceremony on April 24, 2017. Khan will be honoured with the Vishesh Puraskar for Best Film ‘Dangal’, while Kapil Dev will be honoured for his outstanding contribution to Indian Cricket.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Actor Aamir Khan and cricket icon Kapil Dev will receive the 75th Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Awards, at a ceremony on April 24, 2017. Khan will be honoured with the Vishesh Puraskar for Best Film ‘Dangal’, while Kapil Dev will be honoured for his outstanding contribution to Indian Cricket.

  119. Question 119 of 170
    119. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which airlines has become the first to sign up to a new service that will track its airplanes anywhere in the world using orbiting satellites?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Malaysia Airlines, which lost a wide-body jet with 239 people aboard three years ago, has become the first airline to sign an agreement for space-based flight tracking of its aircrafts. Malaysia Airlines reached a deal with Aireon LLC, SITAONAIR and FlightAware LLC to enable it to monitor the flight paths of its aircraft anywhere in the world including over the Polar Regions and the most remote oceans.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Malaysia Airlines, which lost a wide-body jet with 239 people aboard three years ago, has become the first airline to sign an agreement for space-based flight tracking of its aircrafts. Malaysia Airlines reached a deal with Aireon LLC, SITAONAIR and FlightAware LLC to enable it to monitor the flight paths of its aircraft anywhere in the world including over the Polar Regions and the most remote oceans.

  120. Question 120 of 170
    120. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    UN Chinese Language Day’ is observed on which date every year?

    Correct

    Incorrect

  121. Question 121 of 170
    121. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    In which state First India Indonesia Energy Forum was held on April 20, 2017

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Mr. Piyush Goyal – Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines and Mr. Ignasius Jonan – Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of Indonesia took part in this forum.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Mr. Piyush Goyal – Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines and Mr. Ignasius Jonan – Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of Indonesia took part in this forum.

  122. Question 122 of 170
    122. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Gwadar Port is situated in which Asian country?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    A state-run Chinese company will handle the operations of Pakistan’s strategic Gwadar port for a period of 40 years. Gwadar forms the southern Pakistan hub of the USD 57 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) infrastructure and energy project that China announced in 2014.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    A state-run Chinese company will handle the operations of Pakistan’s strategic Gwadar port for a period of 40 years. Gwadar forms the southern Pakistan hub of the USD 57 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) infrastructure and energy project that China announced in 2014.

  123. Question 123 of 170
    123. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which among the following has regained its status as India’s most valued firm in terms of market capitalization?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    On April 21, 2017, Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries regained its status as India’s most valued firm in terms of market capitalisation by overtaking Tata Group’s crown jewel TCS. Shares of RIL were trading 3.43 per cent higher at Rs 1,416.40 on BSE , giving the company a market capitalisation (m-cap) of Rs 4,60,291.20 crore — the highest for any listed firm in the country.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    On April 21, 2017, Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries regained its status as India’s most valued firm in terms of market capitalisation by overtaking Tata Group’s crown jewel TCS. Shares of RIL were trading 3.43 per cent higher at Rs 1,416.40 on BSE , giving the company a market capitalisation (m-cap) of Rs 4,60,291.20 crore — the highest for any listed firm in the country.

  124. Question 124 of 170
    124. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    ASEAN-India Business Forum (AIBF) was held on April 21, 2017 in_______

    Correct

    Explanation :
    International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, a statutory board under Singapore Govt.’s Ministry of Trade and Industry organised the ASEAN-India Business Forum (AIBF) on April 21, 2017. The AIBF will bring together Government and Business Leaders from ASEAN and India to discuss the outlook and opportunities of these markets.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, a statutory board under Singapore Govt.’s Ministry of Trade and Industry organised the ASEAN-India Business Forum (AIBF) on April 21, 2017. The AIBF will bring together Government and Business Leaders from ASEAN and India to discuss the outlook and opportunities of these markets.

  125. Question 125 of 170
    125. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    _____________, the first woman doctor from Indore has received the Padma Shri Award at her home

    Correct

    Explanation :
    91 year old gynaecologist Dr Bhakti Yadav, the first woman doctor from Indore has received the Padma Shri Award at her home. The award was handed over to her by district collector P Narahari in presence of Madhya Pradesh Cabinet Minister Jayant Malaiyya and Mayor Malini Gaud. Dr. Yadav could not attend the award ceremony in New Delhi on April 13, 2017 due to health issues.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    91 year old gynaecologist Dr Bhakti Yadav, the first woman doctor from Indore has received the Padma Shri Award at her home. The award was handed over to her by district collector P Narahari in presence of Madhya Pradesh Cabinet Minister Jayant Malaiyya and Mayor Malini Gaud. Dr. Yadav could not attend the award ceremony in New Delhi on April 13, 2017 due to health issues.

  126. Question 126 of 170
    126. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Five prominent Madhesi parties in Nepal have united to form a new party named:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Five Madhesi parties in Nepal have announced their unification ahead of local government bodies polls slated for May 14, 2017, becoming the fifth largest party in Nepal’s Parliament. The parties reportedly decided to unite after realising that “scattered forces could not give political strength”.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Five Madhesi parties in Nepal have announced their unification ahead of local government bodies polls slated for May 14, 2017, becoming the fifth largest party in Nepal’s Parliament. The parties reportedly decided to unite after realising that “scattered forces could not give political strength”.

  127. Question 127 of 170
    127. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who has been appointed as Badminton Association of India’s interim President?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    BJP leader and Assam Badminton Association President Himanta Biswa Sarma has been appointed Badminton Association of India’s interim President during its executive council meeting. Himanta Biswa Sarma has been unanimously given the charge to become the acting president till the next elections in 2018.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    BJP leader and Assam Badminton Association President Himanta Biswa Sarma has been appointed Badminton Association of India’s interim President during its executive council meeting. Himanta Biswa Sarma has been unanimously given the charge to become the acting president till the next elections in 2018.

  128. Question 128 of 170
    128. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which state has been selected for Krishi Karman Award 2015-16 for highest production of wheat?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Madhya Pradesh has been selected for this award fifth time in a row. Tamil Nadu has been chosen for Krishi Karman award 2015-16 in Category I – where food grains production is higher than 10 million tonnes. Himachal Pradesh has been chosen for Krishi Karman award 2015-16 in Category II – where food grains production is between 1 – 10 million tonnes. Tripura has been chosen for Krishi Karman award 2015-16 in Category III – where food grains production is lesser 1 million tonnes.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Madhya Pradesh has been selected for this award fifth time in a row. Tamil Nadu has been chosen for Krishi Karman award 2015-16 in Category I – where food grains production is higher than 10 million tonnes. Himachal Pradesh has been chosen for Krishi Karman award 2015-16 in Category II – where food grains production is between 1 – 10 million tonnes. Tripura has been chosen for Krishi Karman award 2015-16 in Category III – where food grains production is lesser 1 million tonnes.

  129. Question 129 of 170
    129. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    ____________ has become second state after Telangana to ratify Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, 2017

    Correct

    Explanation :
    On April 24, 2017, both the Houses of Bihar Legislature unanimously adopted the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, becoming the second state after Telangana to pave the way for roll out of the GST from July 1, 2017.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    On April 24, 2017, both the Houses of Bihar Legislature unanimously adopted the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, becoming the second state after Telangana to pave the way for roll out of the GST from July 1, 2017.

  130. Question 130 of 170
    130. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Asia’s largest Baptist Church has been inaugurated in which state of India?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Dubbed as Asia’s largest Baptist Church and Asia’s second largest Church, the new Sumi Baptist Church Zunheboto (SBCZ) is now open for public. Standing at the height of 1864.9 m above the sea level, this colossal structure has a height of 166’ft, length of 203’ft and breadth of 153’ft with a total plinth area of 23,73,476 sq.ft and seating capacity of 8500 seats.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Dubbed as Asia’s largest Baptist Church and Asia’s second largest Church, the new Sumi Baptist Church Zunheboto (SBCZ) is now open for public. Standing at the height of 1864.9 m above the sea level, this colossal structure has a height of 166’ft, length of 203’ft and breadth of 153’ft with a total plinth area of 23,73,476 sq.ft and seating capacity of 8500 seats.

  131. Question 131 of 170
    131. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who among the following has broken the record for ‘most days in space by a US astronaut’?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Dr Whitson already holds records for the most spacewalks carried out by a woman astronaut and is the first woman to command the International Space Station (ISS) twice. Now she’s beaten the record previously set by Jeff Williams, who had a total of 534 days in space.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Dr Whitson already holds records for the most spacewalks carried out by a woman astronaut and is the first woman to command the International Space Station (ISS) twice. Now she’s beaten the record previously set by Jeff Williams, who had a total of 534 days in space.

  132. Question 132 of 170
    132. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    First tranche of Sovereign Gold Bonds Scheme for the year 2017-18 has opened for subscription from April 24, 2017. It has been priced at Rs. _______ per gm

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The Sovereign Gold Bonds Scheme was first announced in Union Budget 2015-16. Consequentially, the first tranche was issued in November 2015. Till date, seven tranches of SGBs have been issued and as a result 6,410 kg of gold has been mobilised.

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    Explanation :
    The Sovereign Gold Bonds Scheme was first announced in Union Budget 2015-16. Consequentially, the first tranche was issued in November 2015. Till date, seven tranches of SGBs have been issued and as a result 6,410 kg of gold has been mobilised.

  133. Question 133 of 170
    133. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (CREDAI) has signed an agreement with which public sector bank to provide loans at a concessional rate to builders as well as customers for affordable housing projects?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    SBI and CREDAI have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate and work towards the development of the real estate sector, specifically through the affordable housing and green housing projects. The duration of the agreement is for a period of three years.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    SBI and CREDAI have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate and work towards the development of the real estate sector, specifically through the affordable housing and green housing projects. The duration of the agreement is for a period of three years.

  134. Question 134 of 170
    134. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    India has replaced ______as the world’s second-largest importer of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Import of LPG, which is mostly used as cooking fuel in India, during 2016 -17 was 11 Million Tonnes. This marks a growth of 23% as compared to previous year. During the same period Japan imported 10.6 million tonnes LPG, marking a 3.2% reduction as compared to previous year

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Import of LPG, which is mostly used as cooking fuel in India, during 2016 -17 was 11 Million Tonnes. This marks a growth of 23% as compared to previous year. During the same period Japan imported 10.6 million tonnes LPG, marking a 3.2% reduction as compared to previous year

  135. Question 135 of 170
    135. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which country has decided to import Indian Mangoes for the first time?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Indian mangoes will be imported to Australia for the first time after protocols were revised to allow the Asian-grown fruit into the local economy. The fruit would be allowed into Australia as long as they were treated with irradiation before leaving India.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Indian mangoes will be imported to Australia for the first time after protocols were revised to allow the Asian-grown fruit into the local economy. The fruit would be allowed into Australia as long as they were treated with irradiation before leaving India.

  136. Question 136 of 170
    136. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who among the following has been announced as one of the six winners of 2017 Goldman Environmental Prize?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The Goldman Environmental Prize website describes Prafulla Samantra as “An iconic leader of social justice movements in India, who led a historic 12-year legal battle that affirmed the indigenous Dongria Kondh’s land rights and protected the Niyamgiri Hills from a massive, open-pit aluminium ore mine.”

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The Goldman Environmental Prize website describes Prafulla Samantra as “An iconic leader of social justice movements in India, who led a historic 12-year legal battle that affirmed the indigenous Dongria Kondh’s land rights and protected the Niyamgiri Hills from a massive, open-pit aluminium ore mine.”

  137. Question 137 of 170
    137. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who among the following has won the Men’s Singles title at Monte Carlo Masters Tennis tournament?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Rafael Nadal captured an incredible 10th Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters crown by beating fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas. The victory also sees Nadal clinch his 50th clay-court crown, breaking the record he shared with Guillermo Vilas since 24 April 2016.

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    Explanation :
    Rafael Nadal captured an incredible 10th Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters crown by beating fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas. The victory also sees Nadal clinch his 50th clay-court crown, breaking the record he shared with Guillermo Vilas since 24 April 2016.

  138. Question 138 of 170
    138. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    ’National Panchayati Raj Day’ is celebrated by Union Ministry of Panchayati Raj on which date every year?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    ’National Panchayati Raj Day’ marks the passing of the Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992 that came into force with effect from 24 April 1993. Every year on this day Union Ministry of Panchayati Raj organises National Conference to commemorate the National Panchayati Raj Diwas.C

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    ’National Panchayati Raj Day’ marks the passing of the Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992 that came into force with effect from 24 April 1993. Every year on this day Union Ministry of Panchayati Raj organises National Conference to commemorate the National Panchayati Raj Diwas.C

  139. Question 139 of 170
    139. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Mumbai Port Trust has announced plans to construct India’s first sea ropeway to connect Mumbai mainland with

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The 8-km long ropeway connecting Elephanta Island with Mumbai will begin from Sewri (Eastern Edge of South Mumbai). As of now, Elephanta Island is accessible only by ferries which take around 60 minutes to cover the distance of 10 km starting from Gateway of India. One-way ride through ropeway will take about 40 minutes.

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    Explanation :
    The 8-km long ropeway connecting Elephanta Island with Mumbai will begin from Sewri (Eastern Edge of South Mumbai). As of now, Elephanta Island is accessible only by ferries which take around 60 minutes to cover the distance of 10 km starting from Gateway of India. One-way ride through ropeway will take about 40 minutes.

  140. Question 140 of 170
    140. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Central Govt. has submitted an expert panel report in the Supreme Court which suggests tagging of _______ with Aadhar-like unique identification (UID)number in order to ensure better protection.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The proposed UID number for cattle will record important information such as age, breed, sex, lactation, height, body, colour, horn type, tail switch and special marks details of the animal. The report was submitted before a bench comprising Chief Justice of India JS Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud. It was prepared by a committee headed by the joint secretary of the home ministry.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The proposed UID number for cattle will record important information such as age, breed, sex, lactation, height, body, colour, horn type, tail switch and special marks details of the animal. The report was submitted before a bench comprising Chief Justice of India JS Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud. It was prepared by a committee headed by the joint secretary of the home ministry.

  141. Question 141 of 170
    141. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Varuna’, which began on April 24, 2017, is a bilateral naval exercise between India and:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    India and France began their week-long bilateral naval exercise Varuna in France’s Toulon port. The Indian contingent comprises Indian Naval Ships Mumbai, Trishul and Aditya, part of Indian Navy’s Overseas Deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and the west coast of Africa, and part of an anti-piracy operation in the Gulf of Aden.