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  1. To examine the role of governors in taking forward the developmental process, Government has a committee which is called as ____________?
    1. Council of Ministers
    2. Legislative Assembly
    3. Committee of Governors
    4. Legislative Council
    5. Governors Council
    Answer – 3.Committee of Governors
    Explanation :
    Committee of Governors submitted a report, titled ‘Rajyapal —VikasKeRajdoot: Catalytic Role of Governors as Agents for Change in Society’ to President Ram Nath Kovind.
    Formed in: October 2017, at the 48th Conference of Governors
    Members: ESL Narasimhan – Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Ram Naik – Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Banwarilal Purohit – Governor of Tamil Nadu, Acharya Devvrat – Governor of Himachal Pradesh and Tathagata Roy – Governor of Tripura
    Purpose: To examine the role of governors in taking forward the developmental process.

  2. Committee of Governors submitted a report, titled ‘Rajyapal —VikasKeRajdoot: Catalytic Role of Governors as Agents for Change in Society’ to _________________?
    1. President
    2. Prime Minister
    3. Finance Minister
    4. Foreign Minister
    5. RBI Governor
    Answer – 1.President
    Explanation :
    Committee of Governors submitted a report, titled ‘Rajyapal —VikasKeRajdoot: Catalytic Role of Governors as Agents for Change in Society’ to President Ram Nath Kovind.
    Formed in: October 2017, at the 48th Conference of Governors
    Purpose: To examine the role of governors in taking forward the developmental process.

  3. Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Transport System of which country, to revamp the public transport system in India?
    1. Germany
    2. Argentina
    3. Canada
    4. Australia
    5. London
    Answer – 5.London
    Explanation :
    Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with ‘Transport for London’ (TFL) in New Delhi. Under this MoU, expertise of TFL will be used to revamp the public transport system in India. TFL is a statutory agency that manages the transport system for Greater London. It has been responsible for creating a strong and dependable public transport system in the city. The MoU will focus on capacity augmentation, improving customer services, conducting scientific data analysis, promoting digital transactions in ticketing and implementing effective IT systems in Indian transport sector. Emphasis will also be laid on use of electric vehicles in public transport and adopting public-private partnership (PPP) models for operations.

  4. “Water ATM project”was launched in which Indian state?
    1. Odisha
    2. West Bengal
    3. Goa
    4. Gujarat
    5. Bihar
    Answer – 2.West Bengal
    Explanation :
    West Bengal Panchayat and Rural Development and Public Health Engineering minister Subrata Mukherjee announced the launch of water ATM project to ensure bacteria-free drinking water in schools.Water ATMs are being set up in the city and suburbs of West Bengal. The machines are made in Germany. Pilot projects have been launched in some parts of Kolkata already. Nearly 50 water ATMs are to be set up in Kolkata. Mainly, schools and hospitals will be covered under this project. This project is carried out with the help of Japan International Cooperation Agency, the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank.

  5. A sub-committee of Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) looking into the issues of girl education in India has recommended free and compulsory education for girls up to _________ level across India?
    1. Elementary Education
    2. 10th Grade
    3. Higher Secondary
    4. Under-Graduation
    5. Post-Graduation
    Answer – 5.Post-Graduation
    Explanation :
    A sub-committee of Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) looking into the issues of girl education in India has recommended free and compulsory education for girls up to post-graduate level across India.This sub-committee of CABE was formed by Union Human Resources Development (HRD) Ministry in February 2017. It is headed by Telangana’s Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Kadiyam Srihari. Announcement pertaining to the recommendation of free and compulsory education for girls was made after sub-committee’s meeting which was attended by Assam Education Minister HimantaBiswa Sharma, Jharkhand Education Minister Neera Yadav, Human Resources Development Department Special Secretary, Rinarayi and Member Secretary Meenakshi Garg.

  6. Which is the first railway station in the country to have Sanitary Napkin Vending Machine?
    1. Mumbai Station
    2. Bhopal Station
    3. Kolkata Station
    4. Pune Station
    5. Chennai Central Station
    Answer – 2.Bhopal station
    Explanation :
    Bhopal station has become the first railway station in the country to have Sanitary napkin Vending Machine.This machine has been named ‘Happy Nari’. It was installed by the Railway Women Welfare Association of Bhopal diviion with help from a local NGO ‘Arushi’. Women passengers can get two napkin for just in Rs. 5 from this machine. The machine has a capacity of storing 75 sanitary napkins at once. It will be refilled by a female staff attendant at the waiting room.Total cost of setting up the machine (including monitoring staff’s compensation and sanitary napkins) was only Rs. 20,000.

  7. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while presenting the General Budget 2017-18 said that the Government has prepared an action plan to eliminate which disease by 2017, which was not done within the deadline?
    1. Hepatitis C
    2. Chickenpox
    3. Measles
    4. Herpes Simplex
    5. Kala-Azar
    Answer – 5.Kala-Azar
    Explanation :
    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while presenting the General Budget 2017-18 said that the Government has prepared an action plan to eliminate Kala-Azar by 2017. Kala-azar also known as black fever, and Dumdum fever is a slow progressing indigenous disease caused by a single-celled parasite of the Leishmania family. India has not only missed Kala-Azar elimination deadline announced by Finance Minister, but Kala- Azar endemic blocks have increased from 61 to 68 in 17 districts of Bihar and Jharkhand. However, according to Dr P K Sen of the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), active case findings rather than an actual increase in the disease is the reason for increase in number of endemic blocks.

  8. Which city of Bihar hosted the 4th International Dharma-Dhamma Conference on “State and Social Order in Dharma-Dhamma Traditions”?
    1. Beapur in Patna district
    2. Amarpur in Bhagalpur district
    3. Jaintpur in Muzaffarpur district
    4. Rajgir in Nalanda district
    5. Lodipur in Gaya district
    Answer – 4.Rajgir in Nalanda district
    Explanation :
    President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated 4th International Dharma-Dhamma Conference on “State and Social Order in Dharma-Dhamma Traditions” at Rajgir in Nalanda district of Bihar. This conference has been organised by Nalanda University, in collaboration with the India Foundation, Centre for Study of Religion and Society, Vietnam Buddhist University and Union Ministry of External Affairs. It is a part of the commemorative events to celebrate the Silver Jubilee year of ASEAN-India Dialogue Partnership. Other dignitaries who will attend this three-day event include Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik, Kingdom of Thailand’s Minister for Culture, ViraRojpojchanarat and Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Assignments Tilak Marapana. The conference will conclude on January 13, 2018.

  9. Which Indian state hosted the 5th Bilateral Technical Meeting on cooperation in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicine between Government of India and Malaysia?
    1. Gujarat
    2. Telangana
    3. Andhra Pradesh
    4. New Delhi
    5. Karnataka
    Answer – 4. New Delhi
    Explanation :
    The 5th Bilateral Technical Meeting on cooperation in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicine between Government of India and Malaysia was conducted at New Delhi. 5th Bilateral Meeting between India and Malaysia was presided by Pramod Kumar Pathak, Joint Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, India and Deputy Director General Health (Medical), Ministry of Health from Malaysia.
    The following topics were discussed in the meeting:
    1.Setting up of Ayurveda Chair in University of UTAR, Malaysia
    2.Professional training for Malaysian experts in Panchakarma therapy, in India
    3.Evaluation of safety and effectiveness of combination of Ayurvedic and traditional products
    4.Safety evaluation of Ayurvedic products through Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)
    5.Bilateral MoU between National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB), Ministry of AYUSH and Malaysia for cooperation in the field of medicinal plants
    6.Registration of Homeopathic Practitioners in Malaysia

  10. Which two organizations had agreed to collaborate for accelerating action to curb environmental health risks?
    1. Earth System Governance Project (ESGP) and World Health Organisation (WHO)
    2. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and World Health Organisation (WHO)
    3. Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and World Health Organisation (WHO)
    4. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and World Health Organisation (WHO)
    5. International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and World Health Organisation (WHO)
    Answer – 2.United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and World Health Organisation (WHO)
    Explanation :
    United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and World Health Organisation (WHO) agreed to collaborate for accelerating action to curb environmental health risks. The agreement was signed between Erik Solheim, head of UNEP and TedrosAdhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of WHO. It is to be noted that environmental health risks cause an estimated 12 million deaths every year, mostly in developing countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America. As per the agreement, both the entities will put joint efforts for combating air pollution, improve coordination on waste and chemicals management, addressing problems of climate change and anti-microbial resistance, improving water quality and issues related to food and nutrition.

  11. China had set up the world’s first 3D-printed bus stop in which of its city?
    1. Beijing
    2. Tianjin
    3. Chongqing
    4. Anshan
    5. Shanghai
    Answer – 5.Shanghai
    Explanation :
    Shanghai has set up the world’s first 3D-printed bus stops in Fengjing, Shanghai. The bus stops have a closed loop design, accommodating two-round stools inside the structure. The outer portion is a grey coloured rectangle frame. The original print marks are still visible for visitors to see how the structure was fabricated layer-by-layer. The grey coloured raw materials are eco-friendly. They are made of recycled materials from demolished buildings.

  12. To build the Rewa solar park in Madhya Pradesh, which member institution of the world bank group will provide $440 million debt to Mahindra Renewables Pvt. Ltd, Acme Group and global private equity fund ActisLlp?
    1. Internatonal Development Association (IDA)
    2. Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
    3. International Finance Corporation (IFC)
    4. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)
    5. International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
    Answer – 3.International Finance Corporation (IFC)
    Explanation :
    International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member institution of the World Bank Group will provide $440 million debt to Mahindra Renewables Pvt. Ltd, Acme Group and global private equity fund ActisLlp to build the Rewa solar park in Madhya Pradesh. Earlier, Rewa Ultra Mega Power Ltd had invited bids for the solar projects. Based on the bidding, three 250MW projects were awarded to Acme Solar Holdings Pvt. Ltd, Mahindra Renewables Pvt. Ltd and Actis LLP’s Solenergi Power Pvt. Ltd. Rewa Ultra Mega Power Ltd, is a joint venture of Madhya Pradesh UrjaVikas Nigam Ltd (MPUVNL) and Solar Energy Corp. of India Ltd (SECI). Rewa Solar project is to be commissioned in December 2018.

  13. In the OAG’s list of the world’s most punctual ’mega carriers’, Which Indian Airline is on Top5 list of the world’s most punctual ’mega carriers’?
    1. IndiGo
    2. SpiceJet
    3. Jet Airways
    4. GoAir
    5. AirAsia
    Answer – 1.IndiGo
    Explanation :
    IndiGo airlines of India, has been named the fourth most punctual ‘mega carrier’ in the world, in OAG’s list of the world’s most punctual ’mega carriers’. The Punctuality League 2018 was an annual review conducted by OAG. The parameter taken into account for the ranking was performance on timekeeping. OAG has created two separate punctuality lists – one for all airlines, big and small & other for ‘mega carriers’. Carriers which arrive or depart within 14 minutes and 59 seconds of their scheduled arrival/departure times are described as ‘on-time performance’ (OTP) as per OAG.

  14. Central Government has successfully divested 2.52 % of paid-up capital in National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) for an amount of Rs. 1200 crore (approx).Post this divestment, Government of India’s shareholding in NMDC has dropped down to _______% from the earlier capital?
    1. 71.42%
    2. 72.42%
    3. 73.42%
    4. 74.42%
    5. 75.42%
    Answer – 2.72.42%
    Explanation :
    Central Government has successfully divested 2.52 % of paid-up capital in National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) for an amount of Rs. 1200 crore (approx). Rs. 980.05 crore has been raised from non-retail investors while Rs. 232 crore (approx.) from retail investor through Offer for sale (OFS) mechanism. Floor price for this divestment was set at Rs.153.50 per share. However, retail investors were offered a discount of 5% on the cut off price. Retail portion was over-subscribed by 439.64% while the overall issue got over-subscribed by three times. The issue also received positive response from foreign investors, Domestic institutional investors and mutual funds. Post this divestment, Government of India’s shareholding in NMDC has dropped down to 72.42% from 74.94%.

  15. Kerala cabinet appointed whom, as the next Chairman of Maritime Board?
    1. A S Sukhumaran
    2. Anil bijoy
    3. Binu Chandresh
    4. V J Mathew
    5. Aniston Thomas
    Answer – 4.V J Mathew
    Explanation :
    V J Mathew was appointed as Chairman of Maritime Board. The decision of V J Mathew’s appointment as Maritime Board Chairman was taken by the Kerala cabinet. V J Mathew is a legal consultant of Vizhinjam International container terminal company. He is also Co-President of Indian Maritime Association. Four other persons have also been appointed in the Maritime Board as representatives of the government. The Indian Maritime Board focuses on developing small and medium ports.

  16. Who was appointed the new chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)?
    1. Dr. Aadharsh
    2. Dr. Shankar
    3. Dr. Aadesh
    4. Dr. Bala
    5. Dr. Sivan K
    Answer – 5.Dr.Sivan K
    Explanation :
    Renowned rocket scientist, Sivan K has been appointed as the chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved Sivan K’s appointment as secretary, Department of Space and Chairman of Space Commission for a tenure of three years. According to bio data of Sivan K, he graduated from Madras Institute of Technology in aeronautical engineering in year 1980. In 1982 he completed Master of Engineering in Aerospace engineering from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. He joined ISRO in 1982. Since then, he has played instrumental role in mission design, end to end mission planning, mission integration and analysis.

  17. Who was appointed the head of a new committee to re-investigate 186 closed cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots?
    1. Sasi Unnikrishnan
    2. Shiv Narayan Dhingra
    3. Sivan Jose
    4. Anandan Joshi Sudha
    5. Suraender Singh
    Answer – 2.Shiv Narayan Dhingra
    Explanation :
    Retired Justice Shiv Narayan Dhingra has been appointed as head of a new committee to re-investigate 186 closed cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Other two members of the committee are retired IAS officer Rajdeep Singh and IPS officer AvishekDullar. The committee would submit an interim reportin two months to the Supreme Court. On 10th January 2018, the Supreme Court ordered re-investigation of 186 cases that were earlier closed by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.Next hearing regarding this case will be on 19 March 2018 by the Supreme Court.

  18. Name the patrol vessel of the Indian Coast Guard, which was commissioned at Karaikal in the Union Territory of Puducherry?
    1. Charlie-435
    2. Shaurya
    3. Samarth
    4. Vikram
    5. Varuna-435
    Answer – 1.Charlie-435
    Explanation :
    A state-of-the-art patrol vessel of the Indian Coast Guard, ‘Charlie-435′, was commissioned at Karaikal in the Union Territory of Puducherry.’Charlie-435’ was commissioned by Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy. ‘Charlie-435’ is equipped with modern navigation and communication systems. Its presence would strengthen coastal security between Chennai and Kanyakumari.Besides, ‘Charlie-435’ would also play an important role in rescuing fishermen who go adrift in the sea due to bad weather conditions.

  19. In which Indian city, the Western Railway had introduced the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Kiosk Machines for the first time?
    1. Pune
    2. Mumbai
    3. Patna
    4. Kolkata
    5. Agartala
    Answer – 2.Mumbai
    Explanation :
    Indian Railways has decided to introduce modern Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Kiosk Machines for fast and easy printing of tickets booked through UTS App. Western Railway has become the first railway zone to introduce the OCR Kiosk Machines in Mumbai. The screen of the mobile phone containing the SMS of the ticket booked through UTS App should be placed in the slot of the OCR Kiosk machine. The machine will immediately read the SMS and print the ticket. In the first phase, 25 OCR Kiosk Machines were planned to be installed by the Western Railway. Out of this 20 OCR Kiosk machines have already been installed and started functioning on 11th January 2018.

  20. To monitor and manage the freight business through Geographic Information System (GIS) Views and Dashboard, what is the App launched by the Indian Railways?
    1. SFOORTY App
    2. GIS App
    3. SPOORTI App
    4. SFOORTI App
    5. None of these
    Answer – 4. SFOORTI App
    Explanation :
    Ministry of Railways has launched Smart Freight Operation Optimisation & Real Time Information (SFOORTI) App for monitoring and managing freight business through Geographic Information System (GIS) Views and Dashboard.The SFOORTI App enables freight managers to monitor and manage freight business through GIS Views and Dashboard. Using this app, both passenger and freight trains can be tracked using Geographic Information System (GIS). This will also help to analyse new traffic captured and traffic lost. It will give a Bird’s eye view of all Freight Assets in a single window. A Freight Operation Information System (FOIS) Map View has been developed as a Geographic Information System (GIS) based monitoring and management tool. The FOIS Map provides layered views of freight trains on Indian Railways network. This will help to plan the traffic flows and optimize freight operations.

  21. The Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) has set up its first food testing lab in which IIT campus?
    1. Bombay
    2. Delhi
    3. Kharagpur
    4. Kanpur
    5. Madras
    Answer – 3.Kharagpur
    Explanation :
    The Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) has set up its first food testing lab in IIT Kharagpur campus. The National Accreditation Board for Calibration and Testing Laboratories (NABL) accreditation received by the agricultural and food engineering department’s Analytical Food Testing Laboratory enabled IIT Kharagpur to certify food items based on nutritional value and perform adulteration checks. IIT Kharagpur has already started certification process for few Kolkata-based companies. In-charge of the Analytic Food Testing Lab is Rintu Banerjee, professor of the department of agriculture and food engineering, in IIT Kharagpur.

  22. Satyendra Kushwaha passed away recently. Who is he?
    1. Dietician
    2. Politician
    3. Criminologist
    4. Audiologist
    5. Sportsman
    Answer – 2. Politician
    Explanation :
    Satyendra Kushwaha, BJP MLC (Member of the Legislative Council), passed away due to long time illness, at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) in Patna, Bihar. Satyendra Kushwaha was 49 years old. He was admitted to the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences before two years as he had a brain stroke. He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter. He was also a co-incharge of BJP’s Uttar Pradesh unit.

  23. To which Profession does Baldev Raj belonged to?
    1. Athlete
    2. Racer
    3. Politician
    4. Professor
    5. Audiologist
    Answer -4. Professor
    Explanation :
    Baldev Raj, Director of National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), passed away in Pune. Baldev Raj was serving as the Director of National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru, since 2014. He is also a nuclear physicist and professor. He has written nearly 1,000 academic papers in peer reviewed journals. He has also authored more than 70 books. He had been honoured with nearly 100 awards and assignments in more than 30 countries.

  24. Which day is celebrated as the Raising Day of Army Air Defence, all over India?
    1. 10 January
    2. 11 January
    3. 12 January
    4. 13 January
    5. 14 January
    Answer – 1. 10 January
    Explanation :
    On 10th January 2018, Raising Day of Army Air Defence was celebrated all over India. Lt Gen Ashwani Kumar, Adjutant General & Senior Colonel Commandant AAD (Advanced Air Defence) and Lt Gen P S Jaggi, Director General of Corps of Army Air Defence, laid wreaths (flower arrangements) and paid homage to the soldiers at a ceremony in ‘Amar Jawan Jyoti’, New Delhi. Personnel of Army Air Defence, rededicated themselves to the service of our country and their motto, ‘Akashe Shatrun Jahi’ (Kill the Enemy in the Sky). The Corps of Army Air Defence was raised on 10 Jan 1994. This day (10 January) is celebrated as Raising Day of Army Air Defence every year.

  25. To promote Hindi language all over the world, When is World Hindi Day celebrated all over the world?
    1. 6 January
    2. 7 January
    3. 8 January
    4. 9 January
    5. 10 January
    Answer – 5. 10 January
    Explanation :
    On 10th January 2018, World Hindi Day was celebrated all over the world. Every year, 10 January is celebrated as ‘World Hindi Day’ all over the world. As, the first “World Hindi Conference” was held on 10 January 1975. This day aims to promote Hindi language all over the world. Celebrations were done in various places on 10 January 2018. The Indian Mission to Nepal celebrated the World Hindi Day in Kathmandu. Jitendra Narayan Dev, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Nepal, presided over the event. Celebrations were done on World Hindi Day in various places like Telangana, Bangladesh, Mauritius etc.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Where is the Headquarters of Asian Development Bank (ADB) located?
    Metro Manila, Philippines

  2. Where is the Headquarters of UNEP located?
    Nairobi, Kenya

  3. World Health Organisation was formed in the year?
    1948

  4. The tallest building “Burj Khalifa” is in which country ?
     Dubai

  5. Who is the current CEO of IndusInd Bank?
     Romesh Sobti

  6. Which is the Parent Organisation of International Finance Corporation (IFC)?
     World Bank Group

  7. Kandla port is in which state?
    Gujarat

  8. In which year ISRO was established?
    1969