August Current Affairs Mock Test 2017

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

    Who among the following has been elected as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the nominee of ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) has been elected as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan by the National Assembly. Abbasi will succeed Nawaz Sharif, who was ousted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan after being found guilty of corruption in the Panama Papers case last week.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the nominee of ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) has been elected as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan by the National Assembly. Abbasi will succeed Nawaz Sharif, who was ousted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan after being found guilty of corruption in the Panama Papers case last week.

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

    Which Asian country has formally launched its first overseas naval facility in Djibouti, an East African nation?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    This Chinese base in Djibouti is set to enable China to better support its patrols in waters off Somalia and Yemen and carry out international humanitarian operations as well as naval exercises.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    This Chinese base in Djibouti is set to enable China to better support its patrols in waters off Somalia and Yemen and carry out international humanitarian operations as well as naval exercises.

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

    ______________, the first vice-chairman of NITI Aayog announced his resignation from office on August 1, 2017.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Arvind Panagariya said, he has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to relieve him of his duties by 31st August as he was not getting an extension of leave from Columbia University. He is an economist and a professor of economics at Columbia University.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Arvind Panagariya said, he has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to relieve him of his duties by 31st August as he was not getting an extension of leave from Columbia University. He is an economist and a professor of economics at Columbia University.

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

    Which city will host 2028 Summer Olympics?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Los Angeles has accepted a deal to stage the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games – which means that the 2024 Games will be heading to Paris. Paris and Los Angeles had both originally bid for the 2024 Games – but IOC president Thomas Bach told the two cities to work out a plan to share the 2024 and 2028 Olympics.

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    Explanation :
    Los Angeles has accepted a deal to stage the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games – which means that the 2024 Games will be heading to Paris. Paris and Los Angeles had both originally bid for the 2024 Games – but IOC president Thomas Bach told the two cities to work out a plan to share the 2024 and 2028 Olympics.

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

    Ustad Sayeeduddin Dagar, who passed away on July 30, 2017, was:

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    Explanation :
    Ustad Sayeeduddin Dagar was born in Rajasthan on April 29, 1939 and was part of the illustrious Dagar family of musicians. He was the youngest of the famous seven ‘Dagar Bandhus’ and had dedicated his life to keeping the Dhrupad tradition alive.

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    Explanation :
    Ustad Sayeeduddin Dagar was born in Rajasthan on April 29, 1939 and was part of the illustrious Dagar family of musicians. He was the youngest of the famous seven ‘Dagar Bandhus’ and had dedicated his life to keeping the Dhrupad tradition alive.

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

    Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(MeitY) has appointed an expert committee that would study various issues relating to data protection in India and will suggest a draft data protection Bill. Who among the following is the head of this committee?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The 10 member committee, headed by Supreme court Judge (retired) Justice B N Srikrishna, includes the members from government, academia and industry. It will study and identify key data protection issues and recommend methods to address them.

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    Explanation :
    The 10 member committee, headed by Supreme court Judge (retired) Justice B N Srikrishna, includes the members from government, academia and industry. It will study and identify key data protection issues and recommend methods to address them.

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

    On August 2, 2017, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cut the policy repo rate by 25 basis points. Now the repo rate stands at:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    On August 2, 2017, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced Third Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement for financial year 2017-18. This time, RBI has cut the policy repo rate by 25 basis points (bps) to 6 percent.

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    Explanation :
    On August 2, 2017, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced Third Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement for financial year 2017-18. This time, RBI has cut the policy repo rate by 25 basis points (bps) to 6 percent.

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

    SEBI has set up a committee on fair market conduct on 2nd of August 2017. It will suggest measures for improving surveillance of the markets and strengthen rules for algo trades, among other norms. Who among the following is the head of this committee?

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    Explanation :
    The committee will suggest short term and medium term measures for improved surveillance of the markets. It would suggest measures for improvement in PIT (Prohibition of Insider Trading) norms, PFTUP (Prohibition of Fraudulent and Unfair Trade Practices) regulations.

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    Explanation :
    The committee will suggest short term and medium term measures for improved surveillance of the markets. It would suggest measures for improvement in PIT (Prohibition of Insider Trading) norms, PFTUP (Prohibition of Fraudulent and Unfair Trade Practices) regulations.

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

    On August 2, 2017, Peter O’Neill has been reappointed as Prime Minister of:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Peter O’Neill is the leader of the People’s National Congress. The election has been widely criticised because thousands of voters were excluded and there were blazing abuses of the electoral process.

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    Explanation :
    Peter O’Neill is the leader of the People’s National Congress. The election has been widely criticised because thousands of voters were excluded and there were blazing abuses of the electoral process.

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

    Which portal has been launched by Union Government to provide a platform to sell agricultural produce and strengthen the agriculture-oriented Indian economy?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The Union Government has launched a portal, e-Rashtriya Kisan Agri Mandi (e-RaKAM) on August 1, 2017. It is a digital initiative that aims to bring together the PSUs, civil supplies, farmers and buyers on a single platform so that the selling and buying process of agricultural products become smooth

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    Explanation :
    The Union Government has launched a portal, e-Rashtriya Kisan Agri Mandi (e-RaKAM) on August 1, 2017. It is a digital initiative that aims to bring together the PSUs, civil supplies, farmers and buyers on a single platform so that the selling and buying process of agricultural products become smooth

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

    Who among the following former heavyweight world champion has retired from boxing?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko has retired from boxing – ruling out a rematch with Britain’s Anthony Joshua. Klitschko is a two-time former champion, who held the unified title from 2006-2015.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko has retired from boxing – ruling out a rematch with Britain’s Anthony Joshua. Klitschko is a two-time former champion, who held the unified title from 2006-2015.

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

    Hassan Rouhani has been sworn in as the President of which country for a second term?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei gave his official approval for Rouhani’s appointment. Rouhani will administer the oath at the Iranian parliament on August 5, 2017. Before that, he has to present his cabinet before the parliament for a vote of confidence

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei gave his official approval for Rouhani’s appointment. Rouhani will administer the oath at the Iranian parliament on August 5, 2017. Before that, he has to present his cabinet before the parliament for a vote of confidence

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

    The Indian Army has developed a mobile application app called, _________,through which serving soldiers can track their details like postings and promotions.

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    Explanation :
    Through the ‘Humraaz’ app, soldiers can view their monthly salary slips and the Form 16 and also download them. For security reasons, the installation of the application has been linked to verification of Aadhaar details.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Through the ‘Humraaz’ app, soldiers can view their monthly salary slips and the Form 16 and also download them. For security reasons, the installation of the application has been linked to verification of Aadhaar details.

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

    In an attempt to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in agriculture, Government launched “AGRI UDAAN”- Food and Agribusiness Accelerator 2.0 programme in _______on August 4, 2017.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The program will be run by ICAR-NAARM Technology Business Incubator (TBI), a-IDEA and Indian Institute of Management Ahmadabad’s Center for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE). This is a 6 month program in which shortlisted agri startups with promising innovative business models will be mentored & guided to scale up their operations.

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    Explanation :
    The program will be run by ICAR-NAARM Technology Business Incubator (TBI), a-IDEA and Indian Institute of Management Ahmadabad’s Center for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE). This is a 6 month program in which shortlisted agri startups with promising innovative business models will be mentored & guided to scale up their operations.

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

    India’s first dedicated helicopter-taxi (heli-taxi) service will be launched in which city?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The service is expected to take off in three months. It will be operated by Thumby Aviation Private Limited. Initially, the services will be between Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) and Electronics City, where a heliport is expected to come up. Estimates by the company peg the travel time at around 15 minutes.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The service is expected to take off in three months. It will be operated by Thumby Aviation Private Limited. Initially, the services will be between Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) and Electronics City, where a heliport is expected to come up. Estimates by the company peg the travel time at around 15 minutes.

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

    Which among the following has become the first Arab country to offer permanent residency to selected non-citizens?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Under the new law, residency permits will be granted to children of Qatari women married to foreigners. The residency permit gives holders similar rights as Qataris in terms of property ownership and access to generous education and health care services.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Under the new law, residency permits will be granted to children of Qatari women married to foreigners. The residency permit gives holders similar rights as Qataris in terms of property ownership and access to generous education and health care services.

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

    On August 4, 2017, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley launched a new Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) under the name ______, comprising shares of 22 companies from 6 sectors of the economy.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The ETF will feature four banking stocks — SBI, Axis Bank, Bank of Baroda and Indian Bank — other than CPSEs such as Nalco, ONGC, IOC, BPCL and Coal India. Besides, there will be nine other PSUs as well as REC and PFC.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The ETF will feature four banking stocks — SBI, Axis Bank, Bank of Baroda and Indian Bank — other than CPSEs such as Nalco, ONGC, IOC, BPCL and Coal India. Besides, there will be nine other PSUs as well as REC and PFC.

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

    On August 3, 2017, India’s first private sector missile sub-systems manufacturing facility, a joint venture between the $2.5 billion Kalyani Group and Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd., was inaugurated near:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems (KRAS) is a 24,000-sq ft facility, located about 40 km from Hyderabad and is close to the new international airport. The project has been set up in a record time, and is considered first such facility which makes missile systems by a private player in India.

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    Explanation :
    Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems (KRAS) is a 24,000-sq ft facility, located about 40 km from Hyderabad and is close to the new international airport. The project has been set up in a record time, and is considered first such facility which makes missile systems by a private player in India.

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

    Senior bureaucrat Mohammad Mustafa has been appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Senior bureaucrat Mohammad Mustafa has been appointed as Chairman and Managing Director in Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI). Mustafa is a 1995 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre. He was working as a Joint Secretary in Department of Financial Services. The Appointments Committee of the cabinet has approved his appointment to the post for 3 years.

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    Explanation :
    Senior bureaucrat Mohammad Mustafa has been appointed as Chairman and Managing Director in Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI). Mustafa is a 1995 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre. He was working as a Joint Secretary in Department of Financial Services. The Appointments Committee of the cabinet has approved his appointment to the post for 3 years.

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

    Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has entered into a partnership with which entity to enable railway passengers to book train tickets ‘now and pay for it later’?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    ePayLater is a platform that allows persons to log out immediately after booking tickets so that they can make payment later. The idea behind paying later comes with every customer receiving a credit line for 14 days, and the amount lent can be paid within these 14 days.

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    Explanation :
    ePayLater is a platform that allows persons to log out immediately after booking tickets so that they can make payment later. The idea behind paying later comes with every customer receiving a credit line for 14 days, and the amount lent can be paid within these 14 days.

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

    Which satellite has been jointly launched by France’s National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) and Israel’s space agency for monitoring the effects of climate change on vegetation?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The Vegetation and Environment monitoring on a New Micro Satellite — Venus — is a joint effort between France’s National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) and Israel’s space agency. Venus will photograph 110 specific sites across the world every two days for two-and-a-half years, charting the impact of climate change on ecosystems and agriculture as well as studying carbon stocks and plant evolution.

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    Explanation :
    The Vegetation and Environment monitoring on a New Micro Satellite — Venus — is a joint effort between France’s National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) and Israel’s space agency. Venus will photograph 110 specific sites across the world every two days for two-and-a-half years, charting the impact of climate change on ecosystems and agriculture as well as studying carbon stocks and plant evolution.

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

    A high level committee set up to review the Institutionalization of Arbitration Mechanism, has submitted its recommendations to Union Law ministry. This committee was headed by:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The Department of Legal Affairs, Ministry of Law and Justice, on January 13, 2017 constituted a ten Member, High Level Committee under the Chairmanship of Retired Judge, Supreme Court of India, Justice B. N. Srikrishna. This committee has recently has submitted its recommendations to Union Law ministry.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The Department of Legal Affairs, Ministry of Law and Justice, on January 13, 2017 constituted a ten Member, High Level Committee under the Chairmanship of Retired Judge, Supreme Court of India, Justice B. N. Srikrishna. This committee has recently has submitted its recommendations to Union Law ministry.

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

    In order to develop airports in _____________as green airports, Airports Authority of India (AAI) has commenced installation of 1MW solar power plant at two airports in the state.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The Government of India encourages development of green airports. In order to develop airports in Andhra Pradesh as green airports, AAI has commenced installation of 1MWp solar power plant at Tirupathi and Vijaywada Airports.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The Government of India encourages development of green airports. In order to develop airports in Andhra Pradesh as green airports, AAI has commenced installation of 1MWp solar power plant at Tirupathi and Vijaywada Airports.

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

    50th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum (ARF)meeting begun on August 5, 2017 in:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Southeast Asian foreign ministers and their counterparts from the U.S., China, Russia, Japan, the two Koreas and other nations attended 50th Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) Regional Forum (ARF) meeting in Manila on Aug 5, 2017. Topping the agenda are the intercontinental ballistic missile tests by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and a siege by pro-Islamic State group militants in the southern Philippine city of Marawi, which has dragged on for more than two months.

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    Explanation :
    Southeast Asian foreign ministers and their counterparts from the U.S., China, Russia, Japan, the two Koreas and other nations attended 50th Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) Regional Forum (ARF) meeting in Manila on Aug 5, 2017. Topping the agenda are the intercontinental ballistic missile tests by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and a siege by pro-Islamic State group militants in the southern Philippine city of Marawi, which has dragged on for more than two months.

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

    Which public sector bank has hit the international debt market with $400 million bond issue that will have a tenor of 5 years?

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    Explanation :
    Canara Bank has hit the international debt market with a benchmark dollar bond issue that will have a tenor of 5 years. Through this issue, Canara Bank will raise $400 million as part of its $2 billion medium-term note programme.

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    Explanation :
    Canara Bank has hit the international debt market with a benchmark dollar bond issue that will have a tenor of 5 years. Through this issue, Canara Bank will raise $400 million as part of its $2 billion medium-term note programme.

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

    As per data by Reserve Bank of India (RBI), India’s foreign exchange reserves surged by $1.536 billion to touch a fresh life-time high of $_____ billion during the week to July 28, 2017.

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    Explanation :
    As per data by RBI, India’s foreign exchange reserves surged by $1.536 billion to touch a fresh life-time high of $392.867 billion during the week to July 28, helped by rising in foreign currency assets (FCAs). In the previous week, the reserves had increased by $2.27 billion to $391.33 billion.

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    Explanation :
    As per data by RBI, India’s foreign exchange reserves surged by $1.536 billion to touch a fresh life-time high of $392.867 billion during the week to July 28, helped by rising in foreign currency assets (FCAs). In the previous week, the reserves had increased by $2.27 billion to $391.33 billion.

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

    Which entity has joined hands with the Indian Dental Association (IDA) to start India’s first digital initiative for prevention and early detection of oral cancer?

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    Explanation :
    Tata Memorial Centre is a known destination for cancer treatment and its dedication to provide latest treatment technology and multi-disciplinary approach especially towards head and neck cancer. The IDA is the largest recognised body of dental professionals in India with a presence in 29 states and seven Union Territories and over 450 local branches spread across the country.

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    Explanation :
    Tata Memorial Centre is a known destination for cancer treatment and its dedication to provide latest treatment technology and multi-disciplinary approach especially towards head and neck cancer. The IDA is the largest recognised body of dental professionals in India with a presence in 29 states and seven Union Territories and over 450 local branches spread across the country.

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

    Paul Kagame has won third term in office as President of:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    President Paul Kagame of Rwanda has won a third term in office with a landslide victory in election held on August 4, 2017. Mr Kagame won 98.66 percent votes while his two little-known rivals barely made a dent.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    President Paul Kagame of Rwanda has won a third term in office with a landslide victory in election held on August 4, 2017. Mr Kagame won 98.66 percent votes while his two little-known rivals barely made a dent.

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

    ________________, has become the first Hindu in Pakistan government in more than 20 years.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi formed his cabinet on August 4, 2017, filling it with his toppled predecessor Nawaz Sharif’s aides and allies. It also included the first Hindu in Pakistan government in more than 20 years, Darshan Lal.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi formed his cabinet on August 4, 2017, filling it with his toppled predecessor Nawaz Sharif’s aides and allies. It also included the first Hindu in Pakistan government in more than 20 years, Darshan Lal.

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

    Who among the following has become the first paralympian to be recommended for India’s highest sporting honour— the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Javelin thrower Jhajharia, the first Indian to win two Paralympic gold medals, was the first choice of the awards selection committee headed by Justice (Retd) C K Thakkar. The committee has picked 31-year-old midfielder Sardar Singh as its second nominee for the top honour and has suggested that both Jhajharia and Sardar be considered for the award jointly.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Javelin thrower Jhajharia, the first Indian to win two Paralympic gold medals, was the first choice of the awards selection committee headed by Justice (Retd) C K Thakkar. The committee has picked 31-year-old midfielder Sardar Singh as its second nominee for the top honour and has suggested that both Jhajharia and Sardar be considered for the award jointly.

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

    The Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari has said that the government is keen on developing Chabahar Port in _____and is hopeful of starting operations by 2018.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The Indian Government has allocated Rs 6 billion for the development of the Chabahar port. Out of this, tenders worth Rs 380 Crore for equipment have already been finalized. Mr. Nitin Gadkari has also informed that civil construction work has already started at the Chabahar Port

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The Indian Government has allocated Rs 6 billion for the development of the Chabahar port. Out of this, tenders worth Rs 380 Crore for equipment have already been finalized. Mr. Nitin Gadkari has also informed that civil construction work has already started at the Chabahar Port

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

    Who among the following has been appointed as the new Vice Chairman of the NITI Aayog?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Rajiv Kumar is an economist who has served in a wide variety of roles in government, think-tanks, international organizations, industry associations and academia. He has also served as Director and Chief Executive of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), and chief economist of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Rajiv Kumar is an economist who has served in a wide variety of roles in government, think-tanks, international organizations, industry associations and academia. He has also served as Director and Chief Executive of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), and chief economist of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).

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

    Who won the World Athletics Championship 2017 in London?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Justin Gatlin from USA has won gold and Bolt had to settle for Bronze in 100 m Final. Justin Gatlin won with a time of 9.92 as Bolt came third in 9.95. American Christian Coleman took silver with 9.94 having beaten Bolt in the semi-finals.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Justin Gatlin from USA has won gold and Bolt had to settle for Bronze in 100 m Final. Justin Gatlin won with a time of 9.92 as Bolt came third in 9.95. American Christian Coleman took silver with 9.94 having beaten Bolt in the semi-finals.

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

    On August 4, 2017, Union Home Ministry passed an order to merge the three-decade old National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) with BPRD. Abbreviation BPRD stands for:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Government has taken this decision with an aim to improve administrative efficiency and optimal utilisation of resources. The BPRD Director General (DG) will be the head of the merged new entity, where the NCRB Director, an Additional DG rank post will report to the former.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Government has taken this decision with an aim to improve administrative efficiency and optimal utilisation of resources. The BPRD Director General (DG) will be the head of the merged new entity, where the NCRB Director, an Additional DG rank post will report to the former.

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

    Which two companies have extended their partnership into Asia Pacific to enhance the consumer experience?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The deal will expand PayPal’s presence at the point of sale and enable Masterpass for Braintree merchants in the region. Additionally, both companies will collaborate to create opportunities to leverage Mastercard’s new payment flow technologies, providing increased value to Mastercard cardholders, financial institutions, and PayPal customers.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The deal will expand PayPal’s presence at the point of sale and enable Masterpass for Braintree merchants in the region. Additionally, both companies will collaborate to create opportunities to leverage Mastercard’s new payment flow technologies, providing increased value to Mastercard cardholders, financial institutions, and PayPal customers.

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

    Indian government has formulated National Trade Facilitation Action Plan for which period for smooth implementation of WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Recommendations made by four working groups on legislative changes, time release study, outreach programme and infrastructure augmentation have been included in this plan. Implementation of the plan, which also includes suggestions of the private sector, has been divided into short term (0-6 months), medium term (6-18 months) and long term (18-36 months)

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Recommendations made by four working groups on legislative changes, time release study, outreach programme and infrastructure augmentation have been included in this plan. Implementation of the plan, which also includes suggestions of the private sector, has been divided into short term (0-6 months), medium term (6-18 months) and long term (18-36 months)

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

    Who among the following has been appointed as an Executive Director in the World Bank in the US?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Senior bureaucrat S Aparna, presently Principal Secretary to Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, has been appointed as an Executive Director in the World Bank in the US. As the Executive Director at World Bank, Ms. Aparna will represent the constituency of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Senior bureaucrat S Aparna, presently Principal Secretary to Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, has been appointed as an Executive Director in the World Bank in the US. As the Executive Director at World Bank, Ms. Aparna will represent the constituency of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka.

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

    Which team has beaten Bengaluru Hockey Association (BHA) by 4-2 in the final of 91st All-India MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup hockey tournament?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The Murugappa Gold Cup hockey tournament was scheduled from 27th July to 6th of August 2017. It was held at Mayor Radhakrishnan stadium, Egmore Chennai. The ONGC team received Rs 5, 00,000 prize money while BHA got Rs 2.5 lakh.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The Murugappa Gold Cup hockey tournament was scheduled from 27th July to 6th of August 2017. It was held at Mayor Radhakrishnan stadium, Egmore Chennai. The ONGC team received Rs 5, 00,000 prize money while BHA got Rs 2.5 lakh.

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

    ‘National Handloom Day’ is celebrated in India on which date every year?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    ‘National Handloom Day’ is celebrated every year due to its significance in India’s history, as ‘Swadeshi Movement’ was launched in 1905 on this day. This year the main event was be held in Guwahati to celebrate the third National Handloom Day. Over 1000 weavers from North East India participated in the celebration of the National Handloom day in Guwahati.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    ‘National Handloom Day’ is celebrated every year due to its significance in India’s history, as ‘Swadeshi Movement’ was launched in 1905 on this day. This year the main event was be held in Guwahati to celebrate the third National Handloom Day. Over 1000 weavers from North East India participated in the celebration of the National Handloom day in Guwahati.

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

    2030 Water Resources Group (2030WRG) will help which State Government to raise $270 million from the Green Climate Fund, which will be invested in integrated watershed programmes in the state?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    For raising money from the Green Climate Fund, Maharashtra State Level Climate Change Committee will endorse the proposal next week, after which it would be referred to the Central Government. The approvals will be in place in early 2018 and it could take a year to get the funding.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    For raising money from the Green Climate Fund, Maharashtra State Level Climate Change Committee will endorse the proposal next week, after which it would be referred to the Central Government. The approvals will be in place in early 2018 and it could take a year to get the funding.

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

    The Centre has declared entire area of which state as a “disturbed” area under Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) for one more month?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The Centre has declared entire Assam as a “disturbed” area under the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) for one more month, citing various violent activities by insurgent groups ULFA, NDFB, and others. The Union home ministry also declared Meghalaya’s border areas adjoining Assam, and three districts in Arunachal Pradesh as “disturbed” under the AFSPA for two more months with effect from August 3, 2017.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The Centre has declared entire Assam as a “disturbed” area under the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) for one more month, citing various violent activities by insurgent groups ULFA, NDFB, and others. The Union home ministry also declared Meghalaya’s border areas adjoining Assam, and three districts in Arunachal Pradesh as “disturbed” under the AFSPA for two more months with effect from August 3, 2017.

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

    On August 8, 2017, Legislative Assembly of which state passed a bill which reclassifies coconut as a `tree’, ensuring legal protection for it?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Goa Forward Party, a partner in the Manohar Parrikar-led government, had promised to reclassify coconut. The previous Laxmikant Parsekar-led government had changed classification of coconut tree to a `palm’.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Goa Forward Party, a partner in the Manohar Parrikar-led government, had promised to reclassify coconut. The previous Laxmikant Parsekar-led government had changed classification of coconut tree to a `palm’.

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

    Who among the following has been honoured with Asia Society Game Changers Award?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Indian-origin actor Dev Patel is to be honoured by a leading educational organisation for making a “transformative and positive” difference for the future of Asia and the world. He will be felicitated with the Asia Society 2017 Asia Game Changers Award at a ceremony to be held at the United Nations, New York, in November 2017.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Indian-origin actor Dev Patel is to be honoured by a leading educational organisation for making a “transformative and positive” difference for the future of Asia and the world. He will be felicitated with the Asia Society 2017 Asia Game Changers Award at a ceremony to be held at the United Nations, New York, in November 2017.

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

    India’s first micro forest is being built in which state?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Nineteen acres of land which housed around 70 government office buildings in Chattisgarh’s Raipur is being converted into India’s first micro forest in order to create an oxy-zone.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Nineteen acres of land which housed around 70 government office buildings in Chattisgarh’s Raipur is being converted into India’s first micro forest in order to create an oxy-zone.

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

    On August 9, 2017, India celebrated _____ anniversary of the Quit India Movement

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The Quit India Movement was an important milestone in the Indian freedom struggle. Under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, people across India came together to uproot imperialism. A number of events were planned at organisational and local levels to mark the 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The Quit India Movement was an important milestone in the Indian freedom struggle. Under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, people across India came together to uproot imperialism. A number of events were planned at organisational and local levels to mark the 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement.

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

    Which Asian country will soon open a new diplomatic station in Chennai?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Bangladesh will soon open a new diplomatic station in Chennai. The new station is likely to focus on medical tourism and educational centres that draw thousands of Bangladeshi citizens to India every year.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Bangladesh will soon open a new diplomatic station in Chennai. The new station is likely to focus on medical tourism and educational centres that draw thousands of Bangladeshi citizens to India every year.

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

    India has become _______ country to accept the amendment relating to the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol – the international emissions reduction treaty.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    India has ratified the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol that commits countries to contain the emission of greenhouse gases, reaffirming its stand on climate action. India’s Permanent Mission to the UN said that India has deposited its Instrument of Acceptance of the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol under the UN Convention on Climate Change on August 8, 2017.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    India has ratified the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol that commits countries to contain the emission of greenhouse gases, reaffirming its stand on climate action. India’s Permanent Mission to the UN said that India has deposited its Instrument of Acceptance of the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol under the UN Convention on Climate Change on August 8, 2017.

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

    On the global retirement index of 43 countries, India has ranked:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The index by French asset management company Natixis Global, ranks countries on the basis of four factors — the material means to live comfortably in retirement; access to quality financial services to help preserve savings value and maximize income; access to quality health services; and a clean and safe environment. On all four, India has ranked the lowest. Switzerland, Norway and Iceland are the top three countries.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The index by French asset management company Natixis Global, ranks countries on the basis of four factors — the material means to live comfortably in retirement; access to quality financial services to help preserve savings value and maximize income; access to quality health services; and a clean and safe environment. On all four, India has ranked the lowest. Switzerland, Norway and Iceland are the top three countries.

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

    Which bank has partnered with digital payments company Zeta, to launch a payment solution for corporates that digitizes employee spends and claims?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    IDFC Bank has partnered with digital payments company Zeta, to launch ‘IDFC Bank Benefits’. ‘IDFC Bank Benefits’ is a payment solution for corporates that digitizes employee spends and claims, making the process simple, real-time and paperless.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    IDFC Bank has partnered with digital payments company Zeta, to launch ‘IDFC Bank Benefits’. ‘IDFC Bank Benefits’ is a payment solution for corporates that digitizes employee spends and claims, making the process simple, real-time and paperless.

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

    Which among the following has become first state in India to implement coal utilisation between power units?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Setting a precedent, the Gujarat government has issued a tender for power developers to receive cheap coal marked for the state in return for selling coal-based power at less than Rs 2.82 a unit.Through the auction, Gujarat will transfer the coal allocated to power generating stations owned by Gujarat State Electricity Corporation (GSECL) to more fuel-efficient private power plants.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Setting a precedent, the Gujarat government has issued a tender for power developers to receive cheap coal marked for the state in return for selling coal-based power at less than Rs 2.82 a unit.Through the auction, Gujarat will transfer the coal allocated to power generating stations owned by Gujarat State Electricity Corporation (GSECL) to more fuel-efficient private power plants.

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

    Who among the following has been appointed as 45th Chief Justice of India?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    On August 8, 2018, Union Government appointed Justice Dipak Misra as the 45th Chief Justice of India (CJI) with effect from August 28, 2017. He will be replacing incumbent Justice J S Khehar, who is set to retire on August 27, 2017

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    On August 8, 2018, Union Government appointed Justice Dipak Misra as the 45th Chief Justice of India (CJI) with effect from August 28, 2017. He will be replacing incumbent Justice J S Khehar, who is set to retire on August 27, 2017

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

    ‘International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples’ is observed on which date every year?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    This day is observed to recognise the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection. This year’s celebration of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples marks the 10th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    This day is observed to recognise the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection. This year’s celebration of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples marks the 10th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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

    National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed a temporary ban on use of non-biodegradable plastic bags which are less than _____ microns in Delhi.

    Correct

    Explanation:
    A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar has imposed a temporary ban on use of non-biodegradable plastic bags which are less than 50 microns in Delhi. Environment compensation of Rs 5,000 on anyone found in possession of such banned plastic has also been announced.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar has imposed a temporary ban on use of non-biodegradable plastic bags which are less than 50 microns in Delhi. Environment compensation of Rs 5,000 on anyone found in possession of such banned plastic has also been announced.

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

    According to Asian Cities & Regions Outlook 2016 by Oxford Economics, which state among the following is the fastest growth among all Asian cities?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    As per the study from Oxford Economics which ranked Asia’s 30 largest cities, Indian cities are set to expand the most across the region, with growth speeding up from the past 5 years. Delhi is expected to grow almost 50 percent larger in 2021 than it was at the end of last year.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    As per the study from Oxford Economics which ranked Asia’s 30 largest cities, Indian cities are set to expand the most across the region, with growth speeding up from the past 5 years. Delhi is expected to grow almost 50 percent larger in 2021 than it was at the end of last year.

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

    Which public sector bank has recently introduced a biometric attendance register in the place of the existing system of signing attendance in the attendance register?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    The new system of marking attendance in PNB will be implemented in branches/offices with immediate effect. In separate circulars, rules with regard to marking of attendance after the prescribed time and leaving the office before the prescribed time have already been made available.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    The new system of marking attendance in PNB will be implemented in branches/offices with immediate effect. In separate circulars, rules with regard to marking of attendance after the prescribed time and leaving the office before the prescribed time have already been made available.

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

    Which entity has invested in the e-commerce company Flipkart and has become one of its largest shareholders?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    SoftBank Vision Fund has bought stake worth at least $2.6 billion in Flipkart Ltd, in a deal that provides a part exit to some of the e-commerce company’s investors, boosts the ability of India’s largest internet firm to take on arch-rival Amazon India, and gives SoftBank a piece of India’s most valuable start-up.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    SoftBank Vision Fund has bought stake worth at least $2.6 billion in Flipkart Ltd, in a deal that provides a part exit to some of the e-commerce company’s investors, boosts the ability of India’s largest internet firm to take on arch-rival Amazon India, and gives SoftBank a piece of India’s most valuable start-up.

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

    On August 10, 2017, Facebook launched Youtube competitor called:

    Correct

    Explanation:
    In an apparent bid to take on Google-owned YouTube, Facebook has rolled out ‘Watch’ – a redesigned video platform for creators and publishers. It is to be noted that Facebook had last year launched ‘Video’ tab in the US which offered a predictable place to find videos.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    In an apparent bid to take on Google-owned YouTube, Facebook has rolled out ‘Watch’ – a redesigned video platform for creators and publishers. It is to be noted that Facebook had last year launched ‘Video’ tab in the US which offered a predictable place to find videos.

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

    Who among the following shooter has become India’s youngest athlete to figure in the government’s Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    India shooter Shapath Bhardwaj, aged 15, has become the country’s youngest athlete to figure in the government’s Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme. Shapath hails from Meerut and is studying in class 10. He is among 45 elite athletes, including Olympic medallists P V Sandhu, Sakshi Malik and Saina Nehwal, to be selected for the ambitious scheme.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    India shooter Shapath Bhardwaj, aged 15, has become the country’s youngest athlete to figure in the government’s Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme. Shapath hails from Meerut and is studying in class 10. He is among 45 elite athletes, including Olympic medallists P V Sandhu, Sakshi Malik and Saina Nehwal, to be selected for the ambitious scheme.

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

    World Bio-Fuel Day’ is observed on which date every year?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas celebrated the World Biofuel Day 2017 on August 10, 2017 to create awareness about non fossil-fuels such as biodiesel, ethanol, biogas, etc. On this day in 1893, Sir Rudolph Diesel, the diesel engine inventor, for the first time successfully ran mechanical engine with peanut oil.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas celebrated the World Biofuel Day 2017 on August 10, 2017 to create awareness about non fossil-fuels such as biodiesel, ethanol, biogas, etc. On this day in 1893, Sir Rudolph Diesel, the diesel engine inventor, for the first time successfully ran mechanical engine with peanut oil.

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

    As per Economic Survey 2016-17 Volume II, tabled in Parliament by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on August 11, 2017, meeting the upper end of the ______ per cent GDP growth forecast for 2017-18 will be a challenge.

    Correct

    Explanation:
    As per Economic Survey 2016-17 Volume II, tabled in Parliament by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on August 11, 2017, meeting the upper end of the 6.75-7.5 per cent GDP growth forecast for 2017-18 will be a challenge. Stressed farm revenues, farm loan waivers and a series of deflationary impulses have been outlined as reasons for anxiety in the economy.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    As per Economic Survey 2016-17 Volume II, tabled in Parliament by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on August 11, 2017, meeting the upper end of the 6.75-7.5 per cent GDP growth forecast for 2017-18 will be a challenge. Stressed farm revenues, farm loan waivers and a series of deflationary impulses have been outlined as reasons for anxiety in the economy.

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

    Sriram Sagar project, which was in news recently, is located in which state?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    In an effort to modernise the Sriram Sagar project and increase the area served by this lifeline project, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on August 10, 2017 initiated a Rs. 2000-crore project that seeks to modernise and revitalise its network

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    In an effort to modernise the Sriram Sagar project and increase the area served by this lifeline project, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on August 10, 2017 initiated a Rs. 2000-crore project that seeks to modernise and revitalise its network

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

    Which among the following Central Bank has said it would not change the way its new plastic banknotes are made, despite concerns among some vegetarians and religious groups about trace amounts of animal fat used in their production?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    The Bank of England said, the only alternative for its polymer banknotes was to use more expensive chemicals derived from palm oil, and that its suppliers were unable to commit to using only palm oil produced in the most environmentally friendly way.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    The Bank of England said, the only alternative for its polymer banknotes was to use more expensive chemicals derived from palm oil, and that its suppliers were unable to commit to using only palm oil produced in the most environmentally friendly way.

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

    This year, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will be transferring how much amount to Central Government as dividend?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    This year’s amount is less than half the amount of Rs 65876 crore it transferred to Government last year. The reduction in the transfer of surplus to the government could be due to a number of factors including higher cost of printing new currency notes and cost of managing excess liquidity generated from phasing out of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    This year’s amount is less than half the amount of Rs 65876 crore it transferred to Government last year. The reduction in the transfer of surplus to the government could be due to a number of factors including higher cost of printing new currency notes and cost of managing excess liquidity generated from phasing out of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.

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

    Which among the following has received markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)’s approval to launch country’s first gold options contract?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    The Multi Commodity Exchange Ltd (MCX) has received markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)’s approval to launch country’s first gold options contract. MCX will soon finalise exact contract specifications and launch date.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    The Multi Commodity Exchange Ltd (MCX) has received markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)’s approval to launch country’s first gold options contract. MCX will soon finalise exact contract specifications and launch date.

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

    Name the first Indian who qualified for the final round of the javelin throw World Championships?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    The IAAF World Athletics Championships is going on in London. Kang, who was competing in the qualification round of Group B, qualified for the finals. Kang’s best effort of 84.22m placed him in the 7th position among the other qualifiers for the final round.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    The IAAF World Athletics Championships is going on in London. Kang, who was competing in the qualification round of Group B, qualified for the finals. Kang’s best effort of 84.22m placed him in the 7th position among the other qualifiers for the final round.

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

    On August 10, 2017, which public sector bank unveiled two new digital services for online payments – Bharat QR (Quick Response) and Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS)?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    On August 10, 2017, Canara Bank unveiled two new digital services for online payments.
    Bharat QR (Quick Response) for payment settlement at merchant locations and Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS), an integrated bill payment system for net banking customers.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    On August 10, 2017, Canara Bank unveiled two new digital services for online payments.
    Bharat QR (Quick Response) for payment settlement at merchant locations and Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS), an integrated bill payment system for net banking customers.

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

    Who among the following veteran journalist has bagged the first Kesari Media Award?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    The ward has been instituted by the Kesari Memorial Journalist Trust. The award comprises a purse of Rs 50,000, citation and a statuette designed by renowned artist Bhatathiri.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    The ward has been instituted by the Kesari Memorial Journalist Trust. The award comprises a purse of Rs 50,000, citation and a statuette designed by renowned artist Bhatathiri.

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

    Who among the following has been appointed as Managing Director of Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank)?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    David Rasquinha has been appointed as Managing Director of Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) on August 11, 2017. Rasquinha is at present, Deputy Managing Director of the Exim Bank. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved his appointment to the post for three years.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    David Rasquinha has been appointed as Managing Director of Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) on August 11, 2017. Rasquinha is at present, Deputy Managing Director of the Exim Bank. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved his appointment to the post for three years.

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

    What was the theme of ‘International Youth Day 2017’ observed on August 12, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    ‘International Youth Day’ is aimed at celebrating young people’s contributions in preventing conflicts and to bring about transformations along with incorporation, social justice and sustainable peace. It encourages promoting the active involvement of youth in maintaining peace and security.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    ‘International Youth Day’ is aimed at celebrating young people’s contributions in preventing conflicts and to bring about transformations along with incorporation, social justice and sustainable peace. It encourages promoting the active involvement of youth in maintaining peace and security.

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

    On August 12, 2017, Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan commissioned which Indian Coast Guard ship in Goa?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    ICGS ‘Shaurya’ is the fifth in the series of six 105-metre offshore patrol vessels (OPVs). It has been designed and built indigenously by Goa Shipyard Ltd and is fitted with state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment, sensors and machineries.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    ICGS ‘Shaurya’ is the fifth in the series of six 105-metre offshore patrol vessels (OPVs). It has been designed and built indigenously by Goa Shipyard Ltd and is fitted with state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment, sensors and machineries.

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

    Who among the following African-American author has won the Hugo Award for Best Novel 2017 for her work ‘The Obelisk Gate’?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    The award was presented at the 75th World Science Fiction Convention in Helsinki, Finland on August 11, 2017. ‘The Obelisk Gate’ is the second in the trilogy that started with ‘The Fifth Season’, which was New York Times Notable Book of 2015 and won Jemisin the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2016. The novel is about the life on a planet where the inhabitants would undergo a “Fifth Season” of catastrophic climate change every a few centuries.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    The award was presented at the 75th World Science Fiction Convention in Helsinki, Finland on August 11, 2017. ‘The Obelisk Gate’ is the second in the trilogy that started with ‘The Fifth Season’, which was New York Times Notable Book of 2015 and won Jemisin the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2016. The novel is about the life on a planet where the inhabitants would undergo a “Fifth Season” of catastrophic climate change every a few centuries.

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

    Who among the following has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    National Payments Corporation of India has appointed Dilip Asbe, as its Chief Executive Officer in the wake of the retirement of A. P. Hota, its founding Managing Director. Mr. Hota, who had served as the MD of NPCI since its inception, retired on August 10, 2017. Asbe who currently serves as the organisation’s Chief Operating Officer will continue in the same designation, but will also act as the Chief Executive Officer of NPCI

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    National Payments Corporation of India has appointed Dilip Asbe, as its Chief Executive Officer in the wake of the retirement of A. P. Hota, its founding Managing Director. Mr. Hota, who had served as the MD of NPCI since its inception, retired on August 10, 2017. Asbe who currently serves as the organisation’s Chief Operating Officer will continue in the same designation, but will also act as the Chief Executive Officer of NPCI

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

    Who among the following has been appointed as the World Health Organisation’s goodwill ambassador for physical activity in South-East Asia Region (SEAR)?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    As WHO goodwill ambassador, Milkha Singh, also known as ‘the Flying Sikh’, will promote WHO SEAR’s non-communicable diseases (NCDs) prevention and control action plan which seeks to reduce the level of insufficient physical activity by 10 per cent and NCDs by 25 per cent by 2025.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    As WHO goodwill ambassador, Milkha Singh, also known as ‘the Flying Sikh’, will promote WHO SEAR’s non-communicable diseases (NCDs) prevention and control action plan which seeks to reduce the level of insufficient physical activity by 10 per cent and NCDs by 25 per cent by 2025.

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

    Parliamentary Panel headed by _________ has recently tabled its report in Parliament. In the report, the panel has recommended 100% pension to widow of deceased soldier.

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Parliamentary Panel headed by Maj. General (Retired) B C Khanduri has recently tabled its report in Parliament. In the report, the panel has recommended the 100% pension to widow of deceased soldier so that she can take care of her family.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    Parliamentary Panel headed by Maj. General (Retired) B C Khanduri has recently tabled its report in Parliament. In the report, the panel has recommended the 100% pension to widow of deceased soldier so that she can take care of her family.

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

    On August 11, 2017, which bank introduced two tier interest rate structure for saving bank accounts and will offer 4 per cent interest per annum for incremental balance over Rs 50 lakh and 3.50 per cent per annum for balance up to Rs 50 lakh?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    PSU lender Indian Bank has said it will offer an interest rate of 4 per cent per annum on savings account with an incremental balance of over Rs 50 lakh and 3.50 per cent per annum for deposits up to Rs 50 lakh. The new interest rate will be effective from August 16, 2017

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    PSU lender Indian Bank has said it will offer an interest rate of 4 per cent per annum on savings account with an incremental balance of over Rs 50 lakh and 3.50 per cent per annum for deposits up to Rs 50 lakh. The new interest rate will be effective from August 16, 2017

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

    The Indian army had sent two _______ tanks and a 21-man crew for the tank biathlon at the 2017 International Army Games in Russia.

    Correct

    Explanation:
    The Indian Army has been eliminated from a multi-nation tank competition in Russia after both its T-90 main battle tanks developed technical problems at the Alabino ranges in the Moscow region. China with its Type-96B tank and Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan with different T-72 variants raced to the last round of the competition in which 19 countries took part.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    The Indian Army has been eliminated from a multi-nation tank competition in Russia after both its T-90 main battle tanks developed technical problems at the Alabino ranges in the Moscow region. China with its Type-96B tank and Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan with different T-72 variants raced to the last round of the competition in which 19 countries took part.

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

    Who among the following has become the first female actor ever to hoist the Indian National Flag at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM)?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has become the first female actor ever to hoist the Indian National Flag at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), Australia’s annual celebration of film from India and the subcontinent. Aishwarya was also bestowed with ‘Excellence in Global Cinema’ award at the film festival.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has become the first female actor ever to hoist the Indian National Flag at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), Australia’s annual celebration of film from India and the subcontinent. Aishwarya was also bestowed with ‘Excellence in Global Cinema’ award at the film festival.

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

    Who among the following has won a bronze medal at the ongoing seventh Asian Shotgun Championship in Kazakhstan, handing India its first women’s skeet individual medal at a top international competition?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Besides winning a bronze medal in individual event, Maheshwari also led the Indian team to the silver medal along with compatriots Rashmmi Rathore and Saniya Sheikh. The trio shot a total of 190, finishing five points behind China.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    Besides winning a bronze medal in individual event, Maheshwari also led the Indian team to the silver medal along with compatriots Rashmmi Rathore and Saniya Sheikh. The trio shot a total of 190, finishing five points behind China.

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

    India’s first railways disaster management village is expected to come up by December 2018 near:

    Correct

    Explanation:
    India’s first railways disaster management village is expected to come up near Bengaluru by December 2018, where situations like trains falling into rivers and coaches catching fire will be replicated and mock rescue operations will be carried out in real time

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    India’s first railways disaster management village is expected to come up near Bengaluru by December 2018, where situations like trains falling into rivers and coaches catching fire will be replicated and mock rescue operations will be carried out in real time

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

    With which country, India will hold a major tri-service military exercise ‘INDRA’ in October 2017 involving armies, navies and the air forces?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    The exercise ‘Indra’, which will be held in Russia from 19th to 29th October 2017, will primarily focus on achieving coordination between forces of the two countries in a tri- services integrated theatre command scenario.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    The exercise ‘Indra’, which will be held in Russia from 19th to 29th October 2017, will primarily focus on achieving coordination between forces of the two countries in a tri- services integrated theatre command scenario.

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

    The Indian Navy would join the Chinese Navy in the maiden International Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise (IMMSAREX) to be chaired by ______at the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) in November 2017.

    Correct

    Explanation:
    International Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise (IMMSAREX) will be held in Bay of Bengal. In addition, Bangladesh is also scheduling an “extraordinary conclave of Chiefs,” a meeting of chiefs of Navy before it hands over the Chair to Iran next year.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    International Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise (IMMSAREX) will be held in Bay of Bengal. In addition, Bangladesh is also scheduling an “extraordinary conclave of Chiefs,” a meeting of chiefs of Navy before it hands over the Chair to Iran next year.

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

    On August 13, 2017, which African nation was declared polio free by World Health Organisation (WHO)?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    On August 13, 2017, the UN World Health Organisation (WHO) said it had not recorded any case of polio disease in Somalia in the last three years, declaring the country polio free. The WHO said the country recorded the last case of polio in 2014.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    On August 13, 2017, the UN World Health Organisation (WHO) said it had not recorded any case of polio disease in Somalia in the last three years, declaring the country polio free. The WHO said the country recorded the last case of polio in 2014.

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

    In the year 2017, who among the following have been awarded the Kirti Chakra, the second highest gallantry award in peace time?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    CRPF commandants Chetan Kumar Cheetah and Pramod Kumar, along with Major David Manlun, Havildar Giris Gurung and Major Preetam Singh Kunwar have been awarded the Kirti Chakra, the second highest gallantry award in peace time

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    CRPF commandants Chetan Kumar Cheetah and Pramod Kumar, along with Major David Manlun, Havildar Giris Gurung and Major Preetam Singh Kunwar have been awarded the Kirti Chakra, the second highest gallantry award in peace time

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

    Which Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative was launched by State Bank of India on August 14, 2017, to work in the areas of health, education, environment and rural infrastructure?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    The SBI Foundation will identify and partner with NGOs to carry out this CSR initiative. Under the initiative, SBI will adopt five villages each from 10 village panchayats with each village getting around Rs 2.40 crore over the next three years.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    The SBI Foundation will identify and partner with NGOs to carry out this CSR initiative. Under the initiative, SBI will adopt five villages each from 10 village panchayats with each village getting around Rs 2.40 crore over the next three years.

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

    The five-day long India-ASEAN Youth Summit started on August 14, 2017, in:

    Correct

    Explanation:
    The five-day long India-ASEAN Youth Summit started in Bhopal on August 14, 2017. The summit with the theme – “Shared Values, Common Destiny” – has been jointly organised by the Ministry of External Affairs, India Foundation and the Madhya Pradesh State Government.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    The five-day long India-ASEAN Youth Summit started in Bhopal on August 14, 2017. The summit with the theme – “Shared Values, Common Destiny” – has been jointly organised by the Ministry of External Affairs, India Foundation and the Madhya Pradesh State Government.

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

    TAL Manufacturing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Motors, has launched ‘_______’, an education cell designed for universities and polytechnics.

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Robo Whiz will provide students hands-on experience and help develop skills needed for effective use and management of Robotics and Automation Technology. Robo Whiz comes with open architecture, access to the controller and provides an open platform for robotics learning and development practices.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    Robo Whiz will provide students hands-on experience and help develop skills needed for effective use and management of Robotics and Automation Technology. Robo Whiz comes with open architecture, access to the controller and provides an open platform for robotics learning and development practices.

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

    Who among the following will be appointed as new Managing Director & CEO of Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI) Ltd?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has given its nod for the Department of Financial Services (DFS) proposal to appoint Emandi Sankara Rao as Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of IFCI Ltd.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has given its nod for the Department of Financial Services (DFS) proposal to appoint Emandi Sankara Rao as Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of IFCI Ltd.

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

    India’s first partition museum will open in:

    Correct

    Explanation:
    A museum based on the partition of the Indian subcontinent is set to open this week in Amritsar, Punjab. The museum will feature photographs, newspaper clippings and personal items showcasing the struggle for freedom and the violence that followed during the partition of the country.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    A museum based on the partition of the Indian subcontinent is set to open this week in Amritsar, Punjab. The museum will feature photographs, newspaper clippings and personal items showcasing the struggle for freedom and the violence that followed during the partition of the country.

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

    In October 2017, which country will host the summit of Group of Seven (G7) Interior Ministers to discuss security matters?
    Spain

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti said the meeting is being organized at the request of Italy’s G-7 partners: Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and the United States.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti said the meeting is being organized at the request of Italy’s G-7 partners: Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and the United States.

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

    Which among the following city has topped the Global Liveability Rankings compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) for seventh-straight year?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Global Liveability ranking quantifies the challenges that might be presented to an individual’s lifestyle in any given location, and allows for direct comparison between locations. Every city is assigned a rating of relative comfort for over 30 qualitative and quantitative factors across five broad categories – stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    Global Liveability ranking quantifies the challenges that might be presented to an individual’s lifestyle in any given location, and allows for direct comparison between locations. Every city is assigned a rating of relative comfort for over 30 qualitative and quantitative factors across five broad categories – stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.

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

    Which among the following bank has introduced the option of an “instant credit card” for free for its Net banking customers?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    For ‘instant credit card’ all that a customer has to do is log on to his/her net banking account and seek a credit card. Only condition is that, the customer must have a fixed deposit with the bank.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    For ‘instant credit card’ all that a customer has to do is log on to his/her net banking account and seek a credit card. Only condition is that, the customer must have a fixed deposit with the bank.

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

    Which among the following bank has bagged the best performance awards for SHG-bank linkage programme for Karnataka for 2015-16 and 2016-17 from National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Corporation Bank was given the award for its overall performance under SHG-bank linkage programme for 2015-16 and 2016-17 among commercial banks operating in Karnataka. The bank has formed more than 1.32 lakh self-help groups (SHGs) till date.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    Corporation Bank was given the award for its overall performance under SHG-bank linkage programme for 2015-16 and 2016-17 among commercial banks operating in Karnataka. The bank has formed more than 1.32 lakh self-help groups (SHGs) till date.

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

    On August 13, 2017, who among the following beat Roger Federer by 6-3, 6-4 in the Rogers Cup final?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    The Rogers Cup tournament was held in Washington, USA and Zverev is the youngest Rogers Cup finalist. Zverev posted his 10th consecutive victory and fifth tournament title this year.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    The Rogers Cup tournament was held in Washington, USA and Zverev is the youngest Rogers Cup finalist. Zverev posted his 10th consecutive victory and fifth tournament title this year.

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

    Name the author of the book titled ‘Godman To Tycoon: The Untold Story of Baba the Ramdev’ which has been filed an injunction against the sale or printing by Yoga guru and entrepreneur Baba Ramdev.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    On August 4, 2017 the court of the ACJ -CCJ – ARC (East), at the Karkardooma District Courts in Delhi restrained Juggernaut Books from publication and sale of Godman to Tycoon: The Untold Story of Baba Ramdev.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    On August 4, 2017 the court of the ACJ -CCJ – ARC (East), at the Karkardooma District Courts in Delhi restrained Juggernaut Books from publication and sale of Godman to Tycoon: The Untold Story of Baba Ramdev.

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

    On August 16, 2017, Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval to the Scheme of providing Budgetary Support under Goods and Service Tax (GST) Regime for the eligible industrial units located in State of Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and North Eastern States including Sikkim till:

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Budgetary support of Rs. 27,413 crore for the said Scheme has been approved for the period from 1.7.2017 till 31.03.2027 for such industrial units located in aforesaid States which availed the benefit of Central Excise exemption prior to coming into force of GST regime. It is estimated that total number of 4284 eligible units will get the benefit of this scheme.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    Budgetary support of Rs. 27,413 crore for the said Scheme has been approved for the period from 1.7.2017 till 31.03.2027 for such industrial units located in aforesaid States which availed the benefit of Central Excise exemption prior to coming into force of GST regime. It is estimated that total number of 4284 eligible units will get the benefit of this scheme.

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

    India and _______ are planning to set up a CEO Forum to boost the trade ties.

    Correct

    Explanation:
    A meeting between Commerce & Industry Ministry officials and trade diplomats from the Mexican Embassy is scheduled this week on promoting exchanges between the business communities. Leaders of both countries have given emphasis on encouraging cooperation in the infrastructure sector, among small and medium enterprises, in pharmaceutical products and many other sectors.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    A meeting between Commerce & Industry Ministry officials and trade diplomats from the Mexican Embassy is scheduled this week on promoting exchanges between the business communities. Leaders of both countries have given emphasis on encouraging cooperation in the infrastructure sector, among small and medium enterprises, in pharmaceutical products and many other sectors.

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

    Which among the following has become the first power utility to introduce a QR code based bill payments system in India?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Under this service by Tata Power, the QR code linked to Unified Payments Interface (UPI) will be printed on the electricity bills. The customers can scan the QR code with BHIM app or any other UPI linked bank app and pay their bills without any hassle.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    Under this service by Tata Power, the QR code linked to Unified Payments Interface (UPI) will be printed on the electricity bills. The customers can scan the QR code with BHIM app or any other UPI linked bank app and pay their bills without any hassle.

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

    Central Government has approved a nearly Rs. _____crore “definitive five-year action programme” for the Indian Coast Guard to enhance its capability in maintaining vigil on coastal waters.

    Correct

    Explanation:
    The plan is to make Indian Coast Guard a 175-ship and 110-aircraft force by 2022, which will help strengthen the capabilities for coastal security, island territories, marine environment as well as undertake anti-piracy, anti-smuggling, oil-spill and pollution-control operations

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    The plan is to make Indian Coast Guard a 175-ship and 110-aircraft force by 2022, which will help strengthen the capabilities for coastal security, island territories, marine environment as well as undertake anti-piracy, anti-smuggling, oil-spill and pollution-control operations

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

    On August 17, 2017, which campaign was launched by Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan urging children to celebrate Pollution-Free Diwali this Year?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Addressing a gathering of about 800 children from schools of Delhi and NCR, the Minister highlighted to the children the importance of their contribution towards reducing pollution by not bursting harmful fire crackers during Diwali.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    Addressing a gathering of about 800 children from schools of Delhi and NCR, the Minister highlighted to the children the importance of their contribution towards reducing pollution by not bursting harmful fire crackers during Diwali.

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

    On August 12, 2017, Dr Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University, considered to be the first of its kind in India was inaugurated in:

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Envisioning education through a holistic outlook of knowledge building to establish peace and harmony in the world, the Dr Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University, said to be the first of its kind in India, was inaugurated by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, on August 12, 2017.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    Envisioning education through a holistic outlook of knowledge building to establish peace and harmony in the world, the Dr Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University, said to be the first of its kind in India, was inaugurated by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, on August 12, 2017.

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

    Which country has launched a new direct route between its Hamad Port and Pakistan’s port of Karachi?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    The new route was launched on August 12, 2017. It will boost trade between the two countries. It will also offer “fast and secure” corridor for importers and exporters, with transit time of six days from Qatar to Karachi and eight days back

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    The new route was launched on August 12, 2017. It will boost trade between the two countries. It will also offer “fast and secure” corridor for importers and exporters, with transit time of six days from Qatar to Karachi and eight days back

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

    Which private sector bank will waive 12 equated monthly installments (EMIs) on regular repayments of loans of up to Rs 30 lakh under the new scheme Shubh Aarambh Home Loans?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Axis Bank has introduced Shubh Aarambh Home Loans, in which 12 EMIs are waived — four EMIs each after the fourth, eighth and 12th year — from the date of the first disbursement. The waiver will be in the form of reduction in tenure.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    Axis Bank has introduced Shubh Aarambh Home Loans, in which 12 EMIs are waived — four EMIs each after the fourth, eighth and 12th year — from the date of the first disbursement. The waiver will be in the form of reduction in tenure.

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

    Which football player has been named goodwill ambassador for ‘Handicap International’?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Neymar, fresh from his first win with Paris St. Germain and his world-record signing for the club, became a goodwill ambassador for Handicap International, pledging to work for millions who are “less visible” but deserve equality.

     

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    Neymar, fresh from his first win with Paris St. Germain and his world-record signing for the club, became a goodwill ambassador for Handicap International, pledging to work for millions who are “less visible” but deserve equality.

     

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

    On August 17, 2017, which telecom operator went digital by launching a bespoke mobile wallet (mobile payment App) that would enable its existing customers to make Bill payments and transact on e-commerce platforms?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    This digital wallet was launched at an event by Manoj Sinha, Minister for Telecommunications in New Delhi. The wallet has been developed and issued by MobiKwik on behalf of BSNL.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    This digital wallet was launched at an event by Manoj Sinha, Minister for Telecommunications in New Delhi. The wallet has been developed and issued by MobiKwik on behalf of BSNL.

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

    On August 17, 2017, who among the following Indian badminton player won Bulgaria Open International Series?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Young Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen has clinched the Bulgaria Open International Series title after notching up a hard-fought win over Croatia’s Zvonimir Durkinjak in the men’s singles final in Sofia, Bulgaria.

     

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    Young Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen has clinched the Bulgaria Open International Series title after notching up a hard-fought win over Croatia’s Zvonimir Durkinjak in the men’s singles final in Sofia, Bulgaria.

     

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

    2017 India-ASEAN Youth Summit was held from 14th – 19th August 2017 in:

    Correct

    Explanation:
    The summit was jointly organised by Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, along with the Ministry of External Affairs as part of a year-long series of events to celebrate 25 years of partnership with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    The summit was jointly organised by Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, along with the Ministry of External Affairs as part of a year-long series of events to celebrate 25 years of partnership with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries.

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

    Under project ‘Navika Sagar Parikrama’ which will commence in September 2017, a team of women officers of the Indian Navy would circumnavigate the globe on an Indian-built sail boat named:

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Under project Navika Sagar Parikrama which will commence in September 2017, a team of women officers of the Indian Navy would circumnavigate the globe on an Indian-built sail boat INSV Tarini. This is the first ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew

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    Explanation:
    Under project Navika Sagar Parikrama which will commence in September 2017, a team of women officers of the Indian Navy would circumnavigate the globe on an Indian-built sail boat INSV Tarini. This is the first ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew

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

    Rs 50 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, which will soon be released by Reserve Bank of India (RBI), will have motif of:

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    Explanation:
    The base colour of the new note is fluorescent blue. It has a motif of Hampi with Chariot on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage. The note has geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse. Dimension of the banknote will be 66 mm x 135 mm.

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    Explanation:
    The base colour of the new note is fluorescent blue. It has a motif of Hampi with Chariot on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage. The note has geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse. Dimension of the banknote will be 66 mm x 135 mm.

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

    On August 18, 2017, which Asian country launched its first cyber court specialising in handling internet-related cases?

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    Explanation:
    On August 18, 2017, China launched its first cyber court specialising in handling internet-related cases in the e-commerce hub of Hangzhou amid a spike in the number of online disputes. The Internet Court in Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang Province will handle cases such as online trade disputes and copyright lawsuits.

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    Explanation:
    On August 18, 2017, China launched its first cyber court specialising in handling internet-related cases in the e-commerce hub of Hangzhou amid a spike in the number of online disputes. The Internet Court in Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang Province will handle cases such as online trade disputes and copyright lawsuits.

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

    On August 19, 2017, Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani inaugurated handicraft manufacturing unit in:

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    Explanation:
    On August 19, 2017, Union textile minister Smriti Irani inaugurated handicraft manufacturing unit at Irba near Ranchi. The unit has come up in record time of 4 month with all the modern machines.

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    Explanation:
    On August 19, 2017, Union textile minister Smriti Irani inaugurated handicraft manufacturing unit at Irba near Ranchi. The unit has come up in record time of 4 month with all the modern machines.

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

    On August 17, 2017, the first regional centre of the New Development Bank opened in:

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    Explanation:
    The first regional centre of the New Development Bank, set up by India and other BRICS nations, was officially opened in Johannesburg, South Africa by South African President Jacob Zuma and the bank’s Indian head K V Kamath.

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    Explanation:
    The first regional centre of the New Development Bank, set up by India and other BRICS nations, was officially opened in Johannesburg, South Africa by South African President Jacob Zuma and the bank’s Indian head K V Kamath.

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

    On August 16, 2017, who among the following took charge as Executive Director, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI)?

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    Explanation:
    Before joining IBBI, Ms. Suri was serving as Chief General Manager, Insurance Regulatory Development Authority of India. Ms. Suri has obtained her Ph.D. in Finance from University of Delhi and M. Sc. in Insurance Risk and Management from City University, London.

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    Explanation:
    Before joining IBBI, Ms. Suri was serving as Chief General Manager, Insurance Regulatory Development Authority of India. Ms. Suri has obtained her Ph.D. in Finance from University of Delhi and M. Sc. in Insurance Risk and Management from City University, London.

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

    Who among the following has topped the Forbes’ list of highest paid female athletes of 2017?

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    Explanation:
    American tennis player Serena Williams has topped the Forbes’ list of highest paid female athletes of 2017, with $27 million in earnings between June 2016 and June 2017. Her earnings, which include prize money and endorsements, are twice that of any other female athlete.

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    Explanation:
    American tennis player Serena Williams has topped the Forbes’ list of highest paid female athletes of 2017, with $27 million in earnings between June 2016 and June 2017. Her earnings, which include prize money and endorsements, are twice that of any other female athlete.

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

    World Humanitarian Day is observed on which date every year?

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    Explanation:
    On 19 August 2003, a terrorist attack hit the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq killing 22 people. Among those who lost their lives was Sergio Vieira de Mello, the UN’s top representative in Iraq. Five years later, the General Assembly adopted a resolution designating 19 August as World Humanitarian Day (WHD).

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    Explanation:
    On 19 August 2003, a terrorist attack hit the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq killing 22 people. Among those who lost their lives was Sergio Vieira de Mello, the UN’s top representative in Iraq. Five years later, the General Assembly adopted a resolution designating 19 August as World Humanitarian Day (WHD).

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

    How much of percentage would be raised every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50 per cent as per the child care allowance for women with disabilities issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT)?

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    Explanation:-
    Government has doubled monthly child care allowance for women with disabilities. At present, the allowance of Rs 1500 per month is given to differently-abled female employees for taking care of their newborn child. This has been raised to Rs. 3000 per month.

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    Explanation:-
    Government has doubled monthly child care allowance for women with disabilities. At present, the allowance of Rs 1500 per month is given to differently-abled female employees for taking care of their newborn child. This has been raised to Rs. 3000 per month.

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

    Who was presented with the ‘Kalpana Chawla Award for Courage and Daring Enterprise’ on August 15, 2017?

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    Explanation:-
    Preethi Srinivasan, the former State under-19 cricket captain, who braved a debilitate accident to support those suffering from spinal cord injuries like her was presented with the ‘KalpanaChawla Award for Courage and Daring Enterprise’.The award was presented by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami during the 71st Independence Day celebrations.

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    Explanation:-
    Preethi Srinivasan, the former State under-19 cricket captain, who braved a debilitate accident to support those suffering from spinal cord injuries like her was presented with the ‘KalpanaChawla Award for Courage and Daring Enterprise’.The award was presented by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami during the 71st Independence Day celebrations.

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

    Find the Chief Minister who has been selected for the prestigious Agriculture Leadership Award-2017.

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    Explanation:-
    The Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has been selected for the prestigious Agriculture Leadership Award-2017.A committee is headed by agriculture scientist MS Swaminathan has recommended the CM’s name. The award will be presented on 5th September at Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi.The Chief Minister has been selected for the award for his innovative services rendered to the welfare of farmers and the farm sector. The award, instituted by Indian Council of Food and Agriculture in 2008 since then it is presented every year.

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    Explanation:-
    The Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has been selected for the prestigious Agriculture Leadership Award-2017.A committee is headed by agriculture scientist MS Swaminathan has recommended the CM’s name. The award will be presented on 5th September at Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi.The Chief Minister has been selected for the award for his innovative services rendered to the welfare of farmers and the farm sector. The award, instituted by Indian Council of Food and Agriculture in 2008 since then it is presented every year.

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

    What is the theme of 8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress & Expo-2017 which happened from 21st to 23rd August, 2017 at the Expo & Convention Centre, Manekshaw Centre, Delhi Cantt, Delhi, India?

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    Explanation:
    The Energy And Environment Foundation would be organizing 8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress & Expo-2017 from 21st to 23rd August, 2017 at the Expo & Convention Centre, Manekshaw Centre, Delhi Cantt, Delhi, India.The theme of the conference is “Renewable Energy: What Works”

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    Explanation:
    The Energy And Environment Foundation would be organizing 8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress & Expo-2017 from 21st to 23rd August, 2017 at the Expo & Convention Centre, Manekshaw Centre, Delhi Cantt, Delhi, India.The theme of the conference is “Renewable Energy: What Works”

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

    Name of the ship which has inducted into the Indian Navy at Port Blair by Dr. Jagdish Mukhi , Lieutenant Governor, Andaman and Nicobar Islands on August 21, 2017.

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    Explanation:
    On August 21, 2017 Dr. Jagdish Mukhi, Lieutenant Governor, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, commissioned IN LCU L52 into the Indian Navy at Port Blair. IN LCU L52 is the second Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk-IV class .This ship has been designed and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Kolkata.

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    Explanation:
    On August 21, 2017 Dr. Jagdish Mukhi, Lieutenant Governor, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, commissioned IN LCU L52 into the Indian Navy at Port Blair. IN LCU L52 is the second Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk-IV class .This ship has been designed and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Kolkata.

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

    Name of the county who played first time and won the rebranded FIBA Asia Cup, became the first Oceanic team to be crowned champions of Asia on August 20 2017.

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    Explanation:
    Australia playing for the first time at the rebranded FIBA Asia Cup, became the first Oceanic team to be crowned champions of Asia.Australia has beaten Iran in final held on 20th August 2017.The Australian Boomers have won the FIBA Asia Cup in their first attempt with a commendable victory over Iran in the gold medal game.

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    Explanation:
    Australia playing for the first time at the rebranded FIBA Asia Cup, became the first Oceanic team to be crowned champions of Asia.Australia has beaten Iran in final held on 20th August 2017.The Australian Boomers have won the FIBA Asia Cup in their first attempt with a commendable victory over Iran in the gold medal game.

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

    Which Country is planning to build Arabian cap-shaped stadium for 2022 FIFA World Cup?

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    Explanation:
    Qatar will build a stadium shaped like an Arabian cap for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. This symbolic design embodies everything that unites us as Arabs and Muslims, and is a fitting tribute to the first FIFA World Cup in the Middle East. Qatar is building at least eight air-conditioned stadiums for the tournament.

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    Explanation:
    Qatar will build a stadium shaped like an Arabian cap for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. This symbolic design embodies everything that unites us as Arabs and Muslims, and is a fitting tribute to the first FIFA World Cup in the Middle East. Qatar is building at least eight air-conditioned stadiums for the tournament.

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

    Which State Government has launched clouding seeding Project Varshadhari under which an aircraft will spray chemicals to induce rainfall?

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    Explanation:
    Karnataka Government has launched clouding seeding Project Varshadhari in Bengaluru under which an aircraft will spray chemicals to induce rainfall. Cloud seeding (also known as weather modification technique) is an artificial way to induce moisture in the clouds so as to cause a rainfall.It aims to condense small water particles by clouds (size less than 10 microns) to droplets of 50 microns, which can constitute rains.

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    Explanation:
    Karnataka Government has launched clouding seeding Project Varshadhari in Bengaluru under which an aircraft will spray chemicals to induce rainfall. Cloud seeding (also known as weather modification technique) is an artificial way to induce moisture in the clouds so as to cause a rainfall.It aims to condense small water particles by clouds (size less than 10 microns) to droplets of 50 microns, which can constitute rains.

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

    On 23rd August 2017 the Cabinet approves MoU between India and Nepal for construction of a new Bridge over which river ?

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    Explanation:
    On 23rd August 2017 a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to be signed between India and Nepal for new Mechi Bridge over Mechi River at Indo-Nepal border which is the ending point of Highway 02 in India leading to Nepal.National Highway and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL) as the implementing agency for this project.The estimated cost of construction of the bridge is Rs. 158.65 crore

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    Explanation:
    On 23rd August 2017 a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to be signed between India and Nepal for new Mechi Bridge over Mechi River at Indo-Nepal border which is the ending point of Highway 02 in India leading to Nepal.National Highway and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL) as the implementing agency for this project.The estimated cost of construction of the bridge is Rs. 158.65 crore

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

    Where will be going to establish first National sports museum in India?

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    Explanation:-
    The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is going to establish National Sports Museum at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. It will be first of its kind sports museum in India.The Museum will showcase the India’s achievements in sports and also focus on the traditional sports within the country.The aim of the Museum is to popularise the sports as a way of life within the country

     

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    Explanation:-
    The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is going to establish National Sports Museum at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. It will be first of its kind sports museum in India.The Museum will showcase the India’s achievements in sports and also focus on the traditional sports within the country.The aim of the Museum is to popularise the sports as a way of life within the country

     

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

    Which country has allowed import of Indian bananas, pomegranate, custard apple and okra for the first time from India?

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    Explanation:-
    Canada allows entry of Indian pomegranate, banana & okra
    Indian bananas, pomegranate, custard apple and okra will soon be available in Canada as the North American country has allowed their import for the first time. Canada has allowed import of these fruits and vegetables from India subject to certain conditions:The consignment should be free from soil, pests, leaves and other plant debris.

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    Explanation:-
    Canada allows entry of Indian pomegranate, banana & okra
    Indian bananas, pomegranate, custard apple and okra will soon be available in Canada as the North American country has allowed their import for the first time. Canada has allowed import of these fruits and vegetables from India subject to certain conditions:The consignment should be free from soil, pests, leaves and other plant debris.

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

    Which of the following has been launched from Asia Index?

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    Explanation:-
    Asia Index Private Ltd has announced the launch of S&P BSE Bharat 22 Index. It has been launched to track the performance of state-run companies in which the central government has divested its stake. The index, as benchmark for “Bharat 22” disinvestment program of the government

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    Explanation:-
    Asia Index Private Ltd has announced the launch of S&P BSE Bharat 22 Index. It has been launched to track the performance of state-run companies in which the central government has divested its stake. The index, as benchmark for “Bharat 22” disinvestment program of the government

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

    Former CM Rishang Keishing passed away on 22nd of Aug 2017.He was a former CM of which state?

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    Explanation:-
    Rishang Keishing, the grand old man of Manipur, who had also served as an MLA for seven terms and became chief minister of the state four times, passed away at Imphal,. He was 97.He was a member of the first Lok Sabha in 1952.He was born to Rungdi Keishing and Mungshing Keishing of Bungpa Khunou village in Ukhrul district of Manipur on 25th October 1920.While he first became a minister in 1975, he was sworn in as chief minister of Manipur for the first time on 27th November 1980.

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    Explanation:-
    Rishang Keishing, the grand old man of Manipur, who had also served as an MLA for seven terms and became chief minister of the state four times, passed away at Imphal,. He was 97.He was a member of the first Lok Sabha in 1952.He was born to Rungdi Keishing and Mungshing Keishing of Bungpa Khunou village in Ukhrul district of Manipur on 25th October 1920.While he first became a minister in 1975, he was sworn in as chief minister of Manipur for the first time on 27th November 1980.

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

    Who was Tom Pritchard of New Zealand died at age of 100?

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    Explanation:-
    Tom Pritchard the former fast bowler from New Zealand has died aged 100 on 22ndAugust 2017.He hailed from New Zealand. Pritchard had played 200 first-class matches, picking 818 wickets.He was considered to be one of the finest fast bowlers, precisely known for his right-arm outswingers.Pritchard was a genuinely fast right-arm bowler and a useful lower order right-handed batsman who played in several matches for Wellington before the Second World War.

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    Explanation:-
    Tom Pritchard the former fast bowler from New Zealand has died aged 100 on 22ndAugust 2017.He hailed from New Zealand. Pritchard had played 200 first-class matches, picking 818 wickets.He was considered to be one of the finest fast bowlers, precisely known for his right-arm outswingers.Pritchard was a genuinely fast right-arm bowler and a useful lower order right-handed batsman who played in several matches for Wellington before the Second World War.

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

    Which state Agriculture Department has signed with Microsoft to develop India’s first Farm Price Forecasting Model?