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  1. When is the National Youth Day observed?
    A.January 12
    B.January 13
    C.January 11
    D.January 10
    Answer  – D.January 12
    National Youth Day also known as Yuva Diwas is celebrated every year with the great joy and enthusiasm in India on January 12 since 1985 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the maker of the modern India. This year January 12, 2017 marks the 154th birth anniversary of most respected spiritual leader, Swami Vivekananda.

  2. What is the theme of National Youth Festival 2017?
    A.Digital You Digital India
    B.Youth for Digital India
    C.Digitization for Welfare
    D.Youth to Digitize India
    Answer  – B.Youth for Digital India
    Every year the Department of Youth Affairs under the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports organizes the National Youth Festival on the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda from 12 to 16 January. This year also the Department has organized the 21st National Youth Festival at Rohtak, Haryana from January 12-16, 2017. The theme of this year’s Festival is ‘Youth for Digital India’ and the Mascot of the festival is Lado.

  3. Name the former whole time director of MRF who died at the age of 104 on January 11, 2017.
    A.KM Philip
    B.David Novak
    C.Reckitt Benckiser
    D.Charles M. Vance
    Answer  –  A.KM Philip
    KM Philip, 104, former whole-time director on the board of MRF, passed away. Mr. Philip was a Padma Shri Awardee and a noted philanthropist. He has served on the Rubber Board of India for more than 15 years.

  4. Who has won the 3rd Kolkata Open National Invitation Snooker Championship 2017?
    A.Geet Sethi
    B.Aditya Mehta
    C.Pankaj Advani
    D.chitra Magimairaj
    Answer  – C.Pankaj Advani 
    Cue sports Ace Pankaj Advani clinched the 3rd Kolkata Open National Invitation Snooker Championship 2017 on January 8, 2017 organised by the West Bengal Billiards Association at the Bengal Rowing Club. The 16 times World Champion outclassed Aditya Mehta 5-1 who has won the last two editions of the Championship

  5. Which among the following players has been inducted into the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Athletes’ Committee on January 11, 2017?
    A.Ritu Rani
    B.Dharamvir Singh
    C.Sardara Singh
    D.PR Sreejesh
    Answer  –  D.PR Sreejesh 
    The Captain of Indian men’s Hockey Team, PR Sreejesh was selected as a member of International Hockey Federation (FIH) Athletes’ Committee on January 11, 2017 by the FIH Executive Board. FIH Athletes’ Committee comprises a total of eight current and former hockey players. They are responsible to act as a liaison between the FIH and the athletes to make sure the players have voice in the FIH decision making process.

  6. A new species of gibbons have recently been discovered by the scientists in which country?
    A.United Kingdom
    Answer  –  B.China
    Explanation: Scientists have concluded a gibbon living in the tropical forests of south west China is a new species of primate. It has been named the Skywalker hoolock gibbon, means “Heaven’s movement”. The researchers estimate that there are about 200 of the Skywalker gibbons living in China.

  7. Name the second submarine of Scorpene-class that was launched on January 12, 2017 at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited by Indian Navy.
    A.INS Shishumar
    B.INS Vikrant
    C.INS Khanderi
    D.INS Kalvari
    Answer  – C.INS Khanderi
    INS Khanderi, India’s second French-designed Scorpene-class diesel-electric attack submarine was launched in Mumbai on January 12, 2017 at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL). The Submarine was launched by Bina Bhamre, wife of the Union Minister of State (MoS) for Defence, Subhash Bhamre in the presence of Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba. Khanderi is the second among the six submarines being built at MDL in collaboration with M/s DCNS of France, as part of Project 75 of Indian Navy. Under Project 75 would acquire 6 next generation diesel submarines with Air Independent Propulsion System (AIP) technology for the Indian Navy by 2022.

  8. The Supreme Court on January 10, 2017 directed which state to pay Rs.500 crore as compensation to 5,000 victims of Endosulfan poisioning in the state?
    B.West Bengal
    C.Andhra Pradesh
    Answer  – A.Kerala
    The state government of Kerala has been directed by the Supreme Court on January 10, 2017 to pay Rs.500 crore as compensation to 5,000 victims suffering various types of deformities, health issues and other complication due to the use of Endosulfan pesticides in the state. The apex court also instructed the state to set up such treatment centers that can provide long term treatment to those suffering from heath complications due to the poisoning. The victims mostly include newborns and their families.

  9. Which ministry has drafted Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Dog Breeding and Marketing Rules, 2017) rule to regulate do breeding centres in India?
    A.Ministry of Tribal Affairs
    B.Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change
    C.Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
    D.Ministry of Earth Science
    Answer  –  B.Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change
    The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has proposed draft rules Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Dog Breeding and Marketing Rules, 2017), to regulate dog breeding centres in the country. The proposed rule would prohibit dog breeding without registration. The rule prescribes the various requirements that should be met by the registered breeders for breeding or housing of dogs.

  10. In which Indian state will be the world’s first Gender Literature Festival scheduled to be held in April 2017?
    D.Uttar Pradesh
    Answer  –  C.Bihar
    The world’s first ‘Gender Literature Festival’ is scheduled to be held in Patna, Bihar in the second week of April, 2017. Aim : To create a platform, to exchange ideas, and to share and learn experiences of renowned people in the field of gender literature. This festival will be organised by  Gender Resource Centre of Bihar’s Women Development Corporation. The festival will also act as a platform to increase visibility for gender equity and advocacy in the State of Bihar.

  11. Which state has presented a Power Budget on January 12, 2017 with focus on reforms in the sector?
    B.Arunachal Pradesh
    C.Himachal Pradesh
    D.Jammu and Kashmir
    Answer  – D.Jammu and Kashmir 
    The Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu presented the Power Budget on January 12, 2017 with strategy to focus on addressing the purchase liability and put reforms as the core agenda for the power sector. The first power budget was presented six months ago. This is the second power budget that provides a transparent accounting system for the sector.

  12. The National Dairy Development Board has signed an MoU with which state on January 10 , 2017 to promote diary sector in the state?
    C.Arunachal Pradesh
    Answer  –C.Arunachal Pradesh
    Arunachal Pradesh Chief Secretary Shakuntala D Gamlin and NDDB Chairman Dilip Rath are signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the presence of Chief Minister Pema Khandu to kick-start a ‘white revolution’ in Arunachal Pradesh. According to the MoU, NDDB will conduct a survey related to milk production and consumption and identify areas of intervention in Arunachal Pradesh.

  13. On January 11, 2017, Saudi Arabia has increased the annual Haj quota of which country by 34,500?
    Answer  –A.India
    Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Saudi Arabia’s Haj and Umrah Minister Dr. Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten inked an agreement on January 11, 2017 in Jeddah to hike the India’s annual Haj quota by 34,500. With this the India’s Haj quota has been increased from 1,36,020 to 1,70,520. Last year, 1,35,903 devotees from India performed Haj. The increase will be eefective from January 1, 2017.

  14. Europe’s first under water sculpture museum, Museo Atlantico, has been inaugurated off the coast which island?
    C.New Guinea
    Answer  –B.Lanzarote
    The first and only underwater sculpture museum of Europe, Museo Atlantico, has been inaugurated on January 10, 2017 off the Canary Island coast of Lanzarote. The museum has been created at a depth of between 12 and 15 meters on the ocean floor and will be accessible to scuba divers and visible to glass-bottom boats. It features over 300 life-sized sculptures and has 12 sprawling underwater installations by artist Jason deCaires Taylor who took almost three years to complete the project.

  15. Which bank has helped the Temples in Tamil Nadu to go digital to enable the devotees pay donations digitally?
    A.Bank of Baroda
    B.State Bank of India
    C.HDFC Bank
    D.ICICI Bank
    Answer  –  C.HDFC Bank
    HDFC Bank introduced digital wallets to install point of sale (PoS) terminals at counters in temples of Tamil Nadu. Five temples in Kanyakumari district in southern Tamil Nadu have introduced digital wallets and PoS to enable their devotees pay donations. The temples that have introduced digital mode include Arulmighu Thanumalaya Swamy Temple, Suchindrum; Arulmighu Bhagavathi Amman Temple, Kanyakumari; Arulmighu Nagaraja Temple,Nagercoil; Arulmighu Bhagavathi Amman Temple, Mondaikadu; and Arulmighu Kumaraswamy Temple, Velimalai. HDFC Bank has opened five new government accounts for collecting donations from the devotees using their debit or credit cards.

  16. Which bank has launched a Voice Biometrics Authentication System on January 10, 2017 for the phone banking customers of the bank?
    B.DBL Bank
    C.Yes Bank
    D.Axis Bank
    Answer  – A.Citibank
    Citibank India has launched a Voice Biometrics Authentication for its phone banking customers on January 10, 2017 that would allow clients to use their voiceprints for authentication rather than remember multiple PINs or respond to questions through current practice of interactive voice response (IVR) used for verifying their identities. The voice biometrics authentication uses unique voiceprint which is similar to fingerprint for each person.

  17. Government Policy Think Tank NITI Aayog has estimated the GDP growth rate of India to __________ for 2016-17?
    A.6.8 percent
    B.8 percent
    C.7.6 percent
    D.7 percent
    Answer  – B.8 percent
    NITI Aayog has projected the GDP growth rate of 8 Percent for 2016-17 based .on the appraisal document for the Twelfth Five-Year Plan. The estimate does not take into account the impact of demonetization. The policy think tank laid that overcoming the lack of reforms in land acquisition, labour, skill development and simplification of regulatory cum administrative procedures can lead to growth prospect of above 8 percent.

  18. Who has been appointed as the new Chief Investment Officer of Snapdeal effective from January 16, 2017?
    A.Binny Bansal
    B.Devin Wenig
    C.Jason Kothari
    D.Sanjeev Mohanty
    Answer  – C.Jason Kothari 
    After the announcement of a merger of Housing with PropTiger, CEO of, Jason Kothari will be the chief strategy and investment officer of Snapdeal. Kothari will take his responsibility from January 16, 2017. He is a strong business leader and an entrepreneur who has already been the CEO of two successful companies

  19. Which Indian Political leader has been appointed as the senior fellow of US-based think tank Atlantic Council on January 10, 2017?
    A.Baldev Singh
    B.Upendra Jaiswal
    C.Manoj Sinha
    D.Manish Tewari
    Answer  –  D.Manish Tewari 
    Congress leader and former Union Minister Manish Tewari was appointed  as the senior fellow of US-based think tank Atlantic Council on January 11, 2017. Tewari will focus on programming aimed at strengthening US-India relations. He has served as a Member of Parliament from Ludhiana and is currently the national spokesperson of the Congress party.

  20. Which organization has recently directed Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) to test the use of microbeads used in cosmetics products?
    A.National Green Tribunal
    B.Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
    C.National Board for Wild Life
    D.Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
    Answer  – A.National Green Tribunal 
    The National Green Tribunal has directed the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to test cosmetic products containing microbeads and submit a report in four weeks. A Bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim said it is the duty of the government to ensure that no dangerous product is allowed to be manufactured or sold to public and has scheduled the next hearing for the matter on February 15, 2017.

  21. Which countries space agency is set to launch a record of 103 satellites in one go in space in the first week of February 2017?
    A.CNSA, China
    C.ISRO, India
    D.JAXA, Japan
    Answer  – C.ISRO, India
    India’s space agency ISRO will launch a record 103 satellites including 3 foreign satellite,  at one go on a single rocket in the first week of February 2017 which will be a major feat not attempted by any country. 100 of the 103 satellites set for launch by ISRO’s workhorse rocket PSLV-C37 in February from from its Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh belong to foreign nations, including the US and Germany.