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- Where was 350th Prakash Utsav organized to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh?
D.AmritsarAnswer – A.Patna
The 350th Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti was celebrated across the world on January 5, 2017.Marking the occasion, a huge festival known as Prakash Utsav also known as Prakash Parv has been organized in Patna, Bihar– the birth place of the Guru. The festival which is celebrated every year in Patna is attended by nearly 5 lakh devotees each year. The festival has been organized at the city’s iconic, sprawling Gandhi Maidan.
- In Partnership with which industry, the Guwahati Biotech Park organized the Assam Biotech Conclave 2017 on January 5, 2017?
A.Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
B.Federation of Industry & Commerce of North Eastern Region (FINER)
C.North East Federation on International Trade (NEFIT)
D.The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)Answer – B.Federation of Industry & Commerce of North Eastern Region (FINER)
Explanation: The two-day Assam Biotech Conclave 2017 began in Guwahati, Assam on January 5, 2017 at a city hotel. The Conclave will have the closing ceremony on January 6, 2017. Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal was the chief guest who inaugurated the Conclave in the presence of various guests of honours including State Science and Technology Minister Keshab Mahanta among others. The Conclave has been organized by the Guwahati Biotech Park (GBP), in association with Federation of Industry & Commerce of North Eastern Region (FINER), as an Industry partner.
- Which Ministry has recently launched an IPR Enforcement Toolkit for the Police Department of all the states to enable them better deal with IP crimes?
A.Ministry of Law and Justice
B.Ministry of Commerce and Industry
C.Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
D.Ministry of External AffairsAnswer – B Ministry of Commerce and Industry
The Union Commerce & Industry Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman launched an Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Enforcement Toolkit for Police along with an IPR Awareness Campaign for School Children on January 4, 2017 in New Delhi. The IPR Enforcement Toolkit has been jointly prepared by Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
- Where was the International Conference on “Yoga for Diabetes” organized on January 4, 2017?
D.Uttar PradeshAnswer – C.New Delhi
The Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge), Shri Shripad Yesso Naik inaugurated the International Conference on “Yoga for Diabetes” which began in New Delhi on January 4, 2017. The three days conference aims to generate discussions on the role of Yoga in the prevention and management of Diabetes and draw up a roadmap to be adopted for the control of Diabetes through Yoga.
- Which bank has tied up with Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) to boost venture capital investment in MSME Sector?
A.Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
B.Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
C.National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
D.Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)Answer – D.Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)
Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has tied up with Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) to give a boost to the venture capital ecosystem for MSMEs. LIC and SIDBI signed Contribution Agreements with 7 Venture Capital Funds (VCFs) with an aggregate commitment of Rs 99.50 crore from LIC on January 03 in New Delhi. This is over and above commitment of Rs 162.75 crore already given to these funds by SIDBI. Commitments made by SIDBI in fiscal years 2015 and 2016 were Rs 314.40 (11 funds) and Rs 606.75 crore (19 funds), respectively.
- Who has been appointed as the Chief Human Resources Officer for the Capgemini India operation effective from January 1, 2017?
D.Paul HermerinAnswer – B.Anil Jalali
French Consulting Corporation, Capgemini has appointed Anil Jalali as Chief Human Resources Officer for its India operation, effective January 1, 2017. Jalali takes over from BL Narayan who is joining Capgemini’s Business Services Strategic Business unit as head of solutions and sales support.
- Who has been nominated as the Managing Director for IBM’s India operations replacing Vanitha Narayana?
D.Rekha MenonAnswer – A.Karan Bajwa
Technology giant IBM has appointed Karan Bajwa as the Managing Director of its India operations on January 4, 2017. He succeeds Vanitha Narayana, who has been elevated as Chairman of IBM India. Bajwa will be responsible for all strategic and operational matters related to IBM’s sales, marketing, services and delivery operations in the India/South Asia region, including Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
- Name the newly appointed Chairman of Tata Power Co Ltd in place of Cyrus Mistry.
D.S PadmanabhanAnswer – D.S Padmanabhan
Tata Sons has nominated S Padmanabhan as the Chairman of Tata Power Co Ltd with immediate effect, in place of Cyrus Mistry who resigned in December 2016. S Padmanabhan was the executive director of operations at the company until 2014. He has been brought back as an additional director on the board in December 2016.
- Name the new UK’s ambassador to the European Union (EU) after the resignation of Sir Ivan Rogers.
A.Sir James Bevan
B.Sir Tim Barrow
C.Sir Michael Arthur
D.Sir Dominic AsquithAnswer – B.Sir Tim Barrow
Explanation: Sir Tim Barrow has been appointed as the Britain’s ambassador to the European Union(EU) by after Sir Ivan Rogers resigned from the post on 3 January 2017. Sir Tim Barrow was earlier the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Moscow. The replacement of Sir Ivan Roger was needed quickly as there was need to prepare for the Brexit talks. Also the appointment of Sir Tim Barrow is bit surprising as he is not a wholehearted supporter of Brexit.
- Name the new organ discovered in the digestive system by the Ireland’s Scientists which was unknown since 100 years.
D.MesocolonAnswer – C.Mesentery
Scientists in Ireland have discovered a brand new organ named Mesentery, inside the digestive system which was not known till date. As per the research published in the journal, The Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology, J Calvin Coffey, Professor of Surgery at University of Limerick in Ireland described mesentery as an organ which was for past 100 years being considered as a fragmented structure made up of multiple separate parts.
- Which country has won the 2016 SAFF Women’s Championship?
D.Sri LankaAnswer – A.India
Indian Women Football Team won their fourth consecutive (South Asian Football Federation) SAFF Women’s Championship title defeating Bangladesh 3-1 in the finals at the Kanchenjunga Stadium in Siliguri, West Bengal on January 4, 2017. Indian Team, coached by Sajid Dar, beat Nepal 3-1 in the semi-finals to enter the final against Bangladesh.
- Recently a 105 year old man from France made a record of cycling 14 miles in an hour at a race in Paris. Name the Cyclist.
D.José BeyaertAnswer – B.Robert Marchand
Robert Marchand a 105 year old man has made a record by cycling 22.547km (14 miles) in 1 hour. In 2012 he had already set a record of cycling 26.927km in 1 hour. Robert Marchand if from France and he completed his 14 miles race by completing 92 laps round the velodrome(cycling arena) at Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Paris. As per Mr Manchand he did not see the sign warning that said that only 10 minutes were remaining, else he would have posted a better time.
- The last survivor of the Sitar Trinity and the inventor of Jafferkhani Baaj music style died on January 4, 2017 at the age of 88 in Mumbai. Name that Sitar Maestro.
A.Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan
B.Ustad Vilayat Khan
C.Ustad Rais Khan
D.Pandit Ravi ShankarAnswer – A.Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan
Renowned Sitar maestro Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan died at his Bandra residence in Mumbai on January 4, 2017 due to cardiac arrest. He was 88. Khan was the last survivor of the Sitar Trinity that comprised Pandit Ravi Shankar and Ustad Vilayat Khan. He has been credited for innovating the unique music style of “Jafferkhani Baaj“.
- Gangmumei Kabui who died on January 5, 2017 at the age of 77 was former Minister of which state?
D.Arunachal PradeshAnswer – B.Manipur
The renowed historian Gangmumei Kabui passed away in Imphal, Manipur. He was 77. Kabui was the founder & president of the Federal Party of Manipur . He had served as a Cabinet minister twice from Nungba constituency. He joined BJP in 2013 and established several social bodies related with history and performing arts. He has written more than 15 books related with the history of Manipur and the various ethnic groups settled in the state.
- Name the book recently released on the former President APJ Abdul Kalam by the Vice President Hamid Ansari.
A.Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam as People’s President
B.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s Journey as President
C.President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
D.The People’s President A.P.J. Abdul KalamAnswer – D.The People’s President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
A book on the former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was released on January 4, 2017 in New Delhi by the Vice President, Shri M. Hamid Ansari in the presence of the Union Minister for Finance and Corporate, Arun Jaitley. The book titled, ‘The People’s President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’ has been written by Shri S.M. Khan who served as the Press Secretary to President Kalam.
- Name the Accident Insurance Scheme launched by the Karnataka Bank for its Saving Bank (SB) Account Customers.
A.KBL Bima Yojana
B.KBL Suraksha Bima
D.KBL InsuranceAnswer – C.KBL Suraksha
Karnataka Bank has launched has launched a group Personal Accident Insurance Scheme for all its Saving Bank(SB) Account holders. The insurance scheme is named “KBL Suraksha” and provides insurance cover for accidental death. All the SB Account holders within the age group of 18-70 years can register themselves for the insurance scheme. The KBL Suraskha Scheme comes in two variants. Plan A– provides an accidental insurance of Rs 5 lakh on payment of Annual premium of Rs 50(plus service charge). Plan B – provides an accidental insurance of Rs 10 lakh on payment of Annual premium of Rs 100(plus service charge). The maximum renewal age for the policy will be 75 years.
- Indian Cricketer MS Dhoni on January 4, 2017 stepped down as the captain of the Indian Team. How many One Day International (ODI) Matches have been captained by Dhoni?
D.60Answer – C.199
Indian Cricketer, Mahendra Singh Dhoni stepped down as the captain of the Indian team in limited over formats on January 4, 2017, just ahead of the ODI series to be against England in January 2017. He has captained a total of 60 test matches, 199 ODI’s and 72 T20 matches. The 35-year-old had given up the Test captaincy in December 2014, when he retired from the format after the Melbourne Test. However, he stayed on as ODI and T20 international captain.