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- CCI has approved the merger of MakeMyTrip with which other online travel firm on January 20, 2017?
D.Ibibo Group.Answer – D.Ibibo Group.
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on January 20, 2017 approved the proposed merger of online travel firm MakeMyTrip’s Indian travel business with rival Ibibo Group. The closing of the transaction is expected to be around January 31, 2017. The deal for merging the two online travel booking firms was first announced in October 2016 and the transaction was expected to be closed by the end of December 2016. Under the deal, MakeMyTrip will own the business of Ibibo Group including goibibo, redBus, Ryde and Rightstay. The two companies together processed 34.1 million transactions during the financial year 2016.
- Who is the winner of the 2017 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold women’s single title?
D.Ashwini PonnappaAnswer – A.Saina Nehwal
Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal clinched the 2017 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold women’s single title in the summit clash in Sibu, Malaysia on January 22, 2017. The top-seeded London Olympics bronze-medallist, defeated 18-year-old Thai Pornpawee Chochuwong, 22-20 22-20.
- Who has been appointed as the head of Himachal Pradesh Olympic Association (HPOA) for a four-year term on January 21, 2017?
D.Praful PatelAnswer – B.Anurag Thakur
Ex-BCCI president Anurag Thakur was today unanimously elected head of the Himachal Pradesh Olympic Association (HPOA) for a four-year term. Virender Kanwar was elected Senior Vice-President, while Rajesh Bhandari, who is a Vice President of the Boxing Federation of India, was elected General Secretary.
- What is the name of the 31st stealth warship commissioned by Chinese Navy on January 22, 2017.
D.CNS LinyiAnswer – C.CNS Ezhou
In a move to rapidly expand its naval fleet, China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy commissioned its 31st stealth warship on January 22, 2017. With the commissioning of the 31st Type—056 class corvette warship, CNS Ezhou, China has become the world’s largest fleet of modern corvettes. The CNS Ezhou with a hull number of 513 was delivered to the East Sea Fleet in a naval base in East China’s Fujian province on January 18, 2017. It is 89 meters long and 11 m wide and has a full displacement of 1,254 metric tons.
- Who has won the under-18 boys DKS ITF Juniors title 2017?
D.Suyash GuptaAnswer – A.Dhruv Sunish
Dhruv Sunish won ITF Juniors title at the Dakshin Kalikata Sansad clay courts. The under-18 India number two, who had lost in the finals of the Chandigarh Grade 3 ITF Juniors in the first week of 2017 and 2 ITF Juniors in 2016, played flawlessly to drub the Kazakh 6-2 6-3
- Where was the three days 2017 Arogya Mitra Conference held?
D.PunjabAnswer – B.Assam
Assam State Governor Banwarilal Purohit inaugurated the Arogya Mitra conference on January 21, 2017 at Silchar. The three day conference has been organised by the south Assam zone of the NGO, Keshab Smarak Sanskriti Surabhi at the campus of Veterinary College, Ghungoor.
- Who has been sworn in as 48th vice president of the United States on January 20, 2017?
A.John M. Richardson
D.Mike PenceAnswer – D.Mike Pence
Former Indiana Gov. Mike Pence took the oath of office as the 48th vice president during a swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill on January 20, 2017. He has became the nation’s 48th vice president and the sixth from Indiana in the state’s 200-year history.
- What was the theme of the 47th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017 held in Davos?
A.The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business
B.The New Global Context
C.Responsive and Responsible Leadership
D.Mastering the Fourth Industrial RevolutionAnswer – C.Responsive and Responsible Leadership
The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017 was held in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland from January 17-20, 2017.The theme of 47th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017 is Responsive and Responsible Leadership. The inaugural had musical concert by violinist Anne- Sophie Mutter. The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) was launched at World Economic Forum (WEF) Davos with $460-million funding to develop vaccines against 3 emerging highly-contagious and fatal diseases namely Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)-coronavirus, Lassa fever, and Nipah virus.
- Which aerospace research team has proposed an initiative to offer an opportunity to public to get their name plate on the Moon at a cost of Rs. 500?
B.Teams Astrobotic and Hakuto
C.Moon Express Team
D.SpaceILAnswer – A.TeamIndus
A Bengaluru start-up TeamIndus proposes nameplate on the Moon for Rs.500. Indians are being offered the opportunity to leave their name on the moon, for a price. Space start-up TeamIndus will get the names of public ‘donors’ micro-engraved on a small-sized aluminium object, which will be placed on the lunar surface when its lander descends on the moon
- 10.Which state has been listed in Guinness World Records on January 21, 2017 by creating a world record of singing National Anthem by over 3.5 lakh people together?
D.Himachal PradeshAnswer – B.Gujarat
Over 3.5 lakh people in Gujarat created a world record on January 21, 2017 by singing the National Anthem at an event of installation of idol of goddess Khodiyar at a newly-built Khodal Dham temple in Kagvad town in Rajkot district. During the 5-day installation ceremony which began on January 17, 2017, over 50 lakh devotees were estimated to have visited the temple. Goddess Khodiyar is particularly revered by the Leuva Patel community.
- Which company has been named as the World’s Most Innovative Company of 2016 as per a report by BCG (Boston Consulting Group)?
D.AppleAnswer – D.Apple
According to the annual 50 Most Innovative Companies survey report published by the management consulting firm BCG (Boston Consulting Group), , Apple Inc. has been named as the World’s Most Innovative Company in 2016. This is the 11th time that the report has been revised since it first appeared in the year 2004.
- Which bank has launched a contactless credit card facility Wave N Pay on January 21, 2017?
B.Bank of Baroda
C.Punjab National Bank
D.State Bank of IndiaAnswer – C.Punjab National Bank
Punjab National Bank (PNB) has launched a Contactless Credit Card named PNB Wave N Pay on January 21, 2017 in New Delhi to further enhance its digitalization initiative. The new card was launched by the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of PNB, Usha Ananthasubramanian and is developed on Visa Platinum platform. The customers simply need to waive the card across the terminal to complete the transaction process, without the need to enter any PIN number for transactions up to Rs 2,000. In case of any fraud or misuse, the customer is entitled to get full refund.
- Which bank has inked an MoU with the dairy firm Kwality Ltd on January 20, 2017 to provide Rs. 4000 crore loans to one lakh farmers?
B.Union Bank of India
C.Bank of Baroda
D.ICICI BankAnswer – C.Bank of Baroda
Mumbai based dairy firm Kwality Ltd has signed an MoU with Bank of Baroda on January 20, 2017 to provide Rs. 4000 crore loans to one lakh farmers out of the established networks from whom the company procures milk. The MoU aims to provide financial assistance to improve socio-economic lives of farmers and encourage them towards digitisation.
- Naqsh Lyallpuri who died on January 22, 2017 at the age of 88 was a renowned_________.
D.LyricistAnswer – D.Lyricist
Renowned Urdu poet and lyricist Naqsh Lyallpuri died. He was 88. He wrote lyrics in films like “Chetna”, which was his first big break, followed by “Aahista Aahista”, “Tumhare Liye”, “Gharonda” among others. He also wrote lyrics for the 2005 “Taj Mahal- An eternal love story” and “Yaatra” in 2006, whose music was composed by Naushad and Khayyam respectively.
- Which country has come forward to help Indian Railways to increase the speed of its passenger trains to 200 km per hour?
D.USAAnswer – A.Russia
India’s passenger train speed will be increased to 200 km per hour with the help of Russian Railways and budget of the high speed train will be shared between the two countries in the ratio 50:50. Russian Railways is at present collaborating with Indian Railways on a 575-km stretch between Nagpur and Secunderabad. The fastest train in India is Gatimaan Express with the speed of 160 km per hour.
- Where was the Combined Commanders Conference held on January 21, 2017?
A.Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
D.Chennai, Tamil NaduAnswer – B.Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Dehradun to inaugurate the Combined Commanders Conference. The Prime Minister reached the Indian Military Academy (IMA) campus from the Jolly Grant airport in a special Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper. The military conference is being attended by the defense minister Manohar Parrikar.
- The Union Cabinet on January 22, 2017 formed a committee to frame uniform rules for proper implementation of which of the following Act by the states?
A.National Commission for Women Act, 1990
B.Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act, 1986
C.Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007
D.Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPD) ActAnswer – D.Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPD) Act
A committee has been constituted by the Centre on January 22, 2017 to frame uniform rules for the states to avoid delay in proper implementation of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPD) Act across the country. The Committee will be headed by Secretary from Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD). It will also comprise of representatives from Ministry of Health, Department of Personnel and Training, Labour, Legislative Department, and representatives from NGOs.
- Who will be the head of the Special Task Force reconstituted on January 20, 2017 for the safety of women in Delhi?
C.M M Kutty
D.Alok Kumar VermaaAnswer –A.Anil Baijal
A special task force (STF) for women safety has been reconstituted under the Chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal to review the decisions taken by the Delhi Police and other departments regarding women’s safety on January 20, 2017. The 11-member STF will have Delhi Chief Secretary, Delhi Police Commissioner, DCW chief, and Principal Secretary, Home Department (Delhi) among others as its members. The force will conduct a meeting every 15 days.
- Which Indian state has been ranked as the best performing state in India in terms of education as per the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2016?
D.Andhra PradeshAnswer – B.Himachal Pradesh
According to the 2016 Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), developed by a non-governmental organisation, Pratham, Himachal Pradesh was found to be best performing state in India on the education front as compared to the rest of the states. Himachal Pradesh had the highest reading and mathematics learning levels, surpassing even Kerala which is regarded as the most literate state of India. As per the report the enrolment rate of students in the age group 6-14 in Himachal Pradesh was 99.8 percent and the state secured first rank in achieving learning outcomes in basic reading and mathematics across the country.
- Where is the Competition Commission of India headquartered?
D.KarnatakaAnswer – C.New Delhi
Competition Commission of India is a body of the Government of India responsible for enforcing The Competition Act, 2002 throughout India and to prevent activities that have an appreciable adverse effect on competition in India. It was established on 14 October 2003. It became fully functional in May 2009.
Chairman: Dhanendra Kumar & Headquarter: New Delhi