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- Which airport has adopted the world’s first performance and benchmarking digital platform ‘Arc’ on January 10, 2017?
Answer – D.Delhi Airport
The Delhi Airport on January 10, 2017 informed that has adopted a unique performance and benchmarking digital platform, ARC, and claims that it is first in the world to adopt such platform. The dynamic platform, developed at the Airport’s Terminal 3, has been developed by Green Business Certification Inc (GBCI) and US Green Building Council (USGBC). The platform would enable the airport operator to measure, manage and improve performance of airport regarding resource consumption, carbon emissions and quality of passenger space. Airport authorities can benchmark their performance with international best performance of similar type.
- The Bureau of Indian Standards has revised the Hallmarking of Gold on January 9, 2017 on which three grades of gold ornaments?
A.14 carat, 18 carat and 22 carat
B.9 carat, 15 carat and 22 carat
C.15 carat, 18 carat and 22 carat
D.14 carat, 22 carat and 24 carat
Answer – A.14 carat, 18 carat and 22 carat
Indian Standard on gold hallmarking has been revised by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) on January 9, 2017 and has been made effective for implementation with effect from January 1, 2017. From now the hallmarked gold jewellery will be available in three grades: 14 carat, 18 carat and 22 carat. These caratage would also be mentioned on the jewellery besides the fineness for the convience of the customers. Besides, Hallmark on gold jewellery will now have four marks: BIS Mark, purity in carat and fineness, assaying centre’s identification mark and jeweller’s identification mark.
- Which Indian air service firm has launched a ‘Fly For Sure’ scheme on January 11, 2017 to ensure confirmed travel to passengers?
Answer – C.Air India
The national carrier Air India (AI) has launched a ‘Fly For Sure’ scheme on January 11, 2017 that will ensure that passengers reach their destination the desired day without the need to buy expensive last-minute tickets in case of missing booked flight. Under the scheme, the customer will have to pay extra Rs. 2,000 while booking the ticket and get to board any Air India flight on the same day and same sector in case of missing or cancelled flight. These vouchers will be non-refundable and can be availed on all domestic routes offered by AI. A similar scheme was launched by Spice-Jet in 2016.
- The renowned UK’s Daily Telegraph’s correspondent known for reporting World War II news died on January 10 at the age of 105. Who was that British war correspondent?
Answer – D.Clare Hollingworth
Veteran British war correspondent Clare Hollingworth, who reported the news that World War II had started, died on January 10, 2017 at the age of 105 in Hong-Kong. She was a journalist of the UK’s Daily Telegraph and is best known for reporting the outbreak of World War II in 1939 mostly described as the scoop of the century. During her career she went on to report war outbreaks in Vietnam, Algeria, the Middle East, India and Pakistan, as well as the Cultural Revolution in China.
- Yana Kudryavtseva of Russia who recently announced her retirement was associated to which sports?
Answer – B. A.Gymnastics
Russian rhythmic gymnast, Yana Alexeyevna Kudryavtseva, announced her retirement at the age of 19, following several leg injuries including a fracture in the left foot during the 2016 World Cup in Kazan, Russia. During her entire career, she had won 13 All-around World Championships from 2013 to 2015. In 2016 Kudryavtseva had to settle for an All-around Silver medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic due to her injury against fellow Russian Margarita Mamun.
- Researchers predict formation of a new plate boundary on the floor of the Indian Ocean due to the largest earthquake of 2012 that hit Andaman-Sumatra region and may lead to future quakes. What was the name of that earthquake?
B.Prince William Sound
Answer – C.Slip-Strike Quake
A team of researchers from Singapore, France and Indonesia in a study found the evidence of the possibility of formation of a new plate boundary on the floor of the Indian Ocean in the Wharton Basin. The study published in the journal Science Advances estimated that the new plate may be forming because of the largest earthquake that shook the Andaman-Sumatra region in 2012 and it may further lead to more earth quakes in future. According to the researchers, Slip-Strike Quake occurs when two plates slide horizontally against one another. Such quakes can be caused by deformations that occur in plates distant from fault lines as pressure builds up across a plate.
- Who has been sworn in as the President of Nicaragua on January 10, 2017?
D.Luis Guillermo Solís
Answer – B.Daniel Ortega
Daniel Ortega was on January 10, 2017 sworn in as the President of Nicaragua for the third consecutive term while his wife, Rosario Murillo was elected as the new vice president. 71-year-old, Ortega, took the oath in Managua in the presence of the presidents of Venezuela, Bolivia and Taiwan. Former Sandinista guerrilla fighter, Ortega has been President of Nicaragua since 2007.
- Who has been appointed as the new High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Seychelles on January 10, 2017?
Answer – A.Dr. Ausaf Sayeed
Explanation: Former IFS officer Dr. Ausaf Sayeed has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Seychelles on January 10, 2017. Ausaf is currently working as the Consul General,Consulate General of India,Chicago
- Who has been appointed the President of BMW for India Operations with effect from March 1, 2017?
Answer – D.Vikram Pawah
German based car maker BMW has appointed Vikram Pawah as the President of India. He replaced Frank Schloeder who will return to German as the position of Head of Business Steering – Luxury Class.It will effect from March 1, 2017. Prior to this, Pawah was worked as the Managing Director of Harley-Davidson India. He has more than 25 years of international experience both in the automotive and non-automotive industry
- BPO firm WNS Global Services has recently acquired US-based Denali Sourcing Services for what amount?
A.USD 47 million
B.USD 33 million
C.USD 40 million
D.USD 55 million
Answer – C. USD 40 million
Business process management company, WNS Global Services announced acquisition of US-based Denali Sourcing Services for $40 million. The New York Stock Exchange-listed WNS has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Denali and expects to get all the necessary approvals to complete the acquisition by the month-end. Denali, a profit-making company clocking revenues of up to $18 million.
- Where was the three days International Conference & Exhibition on Reinforced Plastics (ICERP) organised on January 10, 2017?
Answer – A.Mumbai
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar inaugurated the 8th edition of the International Conference & Exhibition on Reinforced Plastics (ICERP) on January 10, 2017 at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) in Mumbai, India. The three day international event will provide an ideal opportunity for the Global Composites Industry to focus its attention to India. While inaugurating the event, the Defence Minister also informed about the government’s ambitious ‘Design in India’ policy to promote product designing in the country. It is an extension of ‘Make in India’ programme and aims to develop and promote the capabilities of Indian manufacturers to produce world class standards to compete global counterparts.
- Which state has inked a pact with Ministry of Civil Aviation on January 11, 2017 under Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) to develop small airports and airstrips in the state?
Answer – B.Telengana
The Telangana government has signed a MoU with the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airports Authority of India on January 11, 2017 under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) for air connectivity by developing small airports and airstrips in the state. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was between Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Telangana Minister for IT and industries K T Rama Rao in New Delhi. The RCS would be in operation for a period of 10 years and provide connectivity to un-served and under-served airports of the country through revival of existing air-strips and airports.
- What is the revised GDP growth estimate for India by the World Bank for 2016-17 fiscal ending March 31, 2017?
Answer – C.7 Percent
The World Bank on January 11, 2017 cut the India’s GDP growth for 2016-17 fiscal ending on March 31, 2017 to 7 percent from its previous estimate of 7.6 percent due to demonetization. The bank cited the immediate withdrawal of a large volume of currency in circulation and subsequent replacement with new notes as the main reason behind the deceleration of the GDP growth rate.
- Which insurance company has launched a Trade Credit Insurance Policy on January 9, 2017 to safeguard the business against payment defaults?
A.HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company
B.Bajaj Allianz General Insurance.
C.Bharti AXA General Insurance.
Answer – A.HDFC ERGO
HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company launched a new policy, Trade Credit Insurance Policy, on January 9, 2017 o which safeguards businesses against the risks of non-payment for the goods or services delivered to the buyers. India’s third largest private sector non-life insurance provider informed that the policy would offer cover against payment defaults and insolvency, apart from providing political risk cover to exporters. Under the new policy, the insurer covers a portfolio of buyers and pays an agreed percentage of the invoice or receivables that remain unpaid as a result of insolvency, bankruptcy or protracted default.
- Which company has received the highest record breaking 8,088 US patent in the year 2016?
Answer – D.IBM
IBM has become the first company to break the US patent record by receiving 8,088 patents in 2016 with a rate of 22 patents per day. The achievement also marked the 24th consecutive year of the computer hardware giant’s innovation leadership. IBM’s 2016 patent output covers a diverse range of inventions in artificial intelligence and cognitive computing, cognitive health, cloud, cyber security and other strategic growth areas for the company.
- European IT firm Atos and NASSCOM Foundation has collaborated on January 11, 2017 to set up a National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) centers in which of the given state?
Answer – B.Gujarat
Digital Services firm Atos and NASSCOM Foundation has collaborated on January 11, 2017 to launch National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) centers at Vadodara, Gujarat to conduct skill development programs in the area of Information Technology. Under the NDLM Scheme both the firms would work together to impart Digital Literacy to make people IT literate, so that they can operate digital devices, like mobile phones, tablets among other electronic devices and send & receive emails and search the internet for information among other things.
- Who has been appointed as the CEO of Ola Fleet Technologies on January 11, 2017?
Answer – A.Shalabh Seth
Shalabh Seth has appointed as the CEO of Ola Fleet Technologies on January 11, 2017 by Indian online transportation network company Ola. Seth will drive supply growth through leasing and other driver focused initiatives to consolidate Ola’s position as the market leader in the Indian ride sharing space. Prior to this, Shalabh was the managing director in SABMiller India and he responsible for business expansion and growth in the country.
- Name the American Jazz pop singer, well known for his album “The Lady Is a Tramp” who passed away on January 10, 2017 at the age of 90.
Answer – C.Buddy Greco
An American jazz and pop singer and pianist Buddy Greco was dead in Las Vegas, USA on January 10, 2017. He was 90. Greco recorded more than 60 albums and had a hit with a version of “The Lady Is a Tramp” which was released in 1962 and sold over a million copies.
- Who is the author of the new cyber vocabulary book Cyber Pathshala that was relased by the HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on January 10, 2017?
Answer – D.Tarun Vijay
Explanation: Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar released a book on cyber vocabulary named Cyber Pathshala authored by BJP leader and writer Tarun Vijay on January 10, 2017 at World Book Fair at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. The book presents an innovative way of learning the alphabets by relating them to popular terms related to demonetisation for instance, A for ATM, B for BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money), C for cashless, D for Demonetisation etc. The book aims to familiarise people of all ages including kids and adults and rural to urban with the new vocabulary and prepare them especially the kids for cyber security and to groom them as cyber
- Who has been appointed as the director of West Indies Cricket on January 10, 2017?
Answer – B.Jimmy Adams
Explanation: Former West Indies captain Jimmy Adams has taken over as the new director of West Indies cricket. He was the manager of the West Indies U-19 team.He has replaced Englishman Richard Pybusii. He has played 127 ODIs, 54 tests and 202 first class matches
- Based on a study which vestigial organ in the human body has been found to have important biological role in the functioning of the immune system?
Answer – A.Human Appendix
As per a study published in Comptes Rendus Palevol and conducted by the Researchers from Midwestern University, Human Appendix which is regarded as a vestigial organ can actually serve an important biological function. Researchers traced the appearance, disappearance, and reemergence of the appendix in several mammal lineages over the past millions of years, to figure out how many times it was cut and bought back due to evolutionary pressures. They found that the organ has evolved at least 41 times throughout mammalian evolution and has only been lost a maximum of 12 times suggesting that appendix did have some important role.
- The capital city of Nicaragua is ________________
Answer – A.Managua
Capital: Managua & Currency: Nicaraguan córdoba