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  1. Where was the All India Conference of Waqf Boards organized?
    B.New Delhi
    Answer  – B.New Delhi
    The All India Conference of Chairpersons and Chief Executive Officers of states and union territories’ Waqf Boards has been inaugurated by Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on December 7, 2017 in New Delhi to review of progress under the schemes relating to grant of financial assistance for computerisation of waqf properties and to strengthening of waqf boards and development of waqf properties by the National Waqf Development Corporation Ltd.

  2. The 7-day International Kite Festival has been organized in which Indian state from January 8, 2017?
    D.Uttar Pradesh
    Answer C.Gujarat
    A 7 day International Kite Festival is inaugurated by Gujarat Governor, OP Kohli and CM Vijay Rupani at the Sabarmati riverfront, Ahmedabad on January 8, 2017. International Kite festival includes a theme pavilion based on ‘Tourist Destinations of Gujarat’, kite workshop, adventure games for kids, craft stalls to display the local art and food stalls with local delicacies for the visitors. Nearly 186 kite fliers, which includes 51 from 8 different states and more than 100 kite fliers from more than 31 countries, will participate in this festival.

  3. Which state has launched first of its kind 24 X 7 call-center facility for the forest department of the state?
    B.Tamil Nadu
    D.West Bengal
    Answer A.Maharashtra
    India’s first state-wide call centre facility the Maharashtra forest department launched by Maharashtra state Forest Minister forest minister Sudhir Mungantiwar at Goregaon in Mumbai on January 6, 2017. State government soon will launch  24×7 toll free number 1926 to complaints or get information about a variety of issues related to forests and wildlife. The forest department selected SAAR IT Solutions Pvt Ltd in for this helpline service till August 2017.

  4. China is to set up world’s highest altitude telescopes in which of the given region?
    B.Inner Mongolia.
    Answer –  C. Tibet.
    The world’s highest altitude gravitational wave telescopes which is located 5,250 meters above sea level to come up in Roof of the World or Tibet by China with an investment of USD 18.8 million. It is expected to be operational by 2021.The installation of the telescope’s main structure consist of a 4,450-panel reflector as large as 30 football pitches was built at unique valley in Guizhou Province.This telescope will be used to detect faintest echoes resonating from universe which may reveal more about the Big Bang theory.

  5. Suvidha Prepaid Card service has been launched by which bank?
    A.Vijaya Bank
    B.Dena Bank
    C.Canara Bank
    D.UCO Bank
    Answer –  D.UCO Bank
    Explanation: Kolkata based UCO Bank has launched its prepaid card  ‘UCO Suvidha ’ by R.K. Takkar, MD & CEO, UCO Bank, and Executive Directors, Charan Singh and G. Subramania Iyer. The prepaid card can be used for cash withdrawals, purchase at Points of Sale (POS) or over the Internet. The prepaid card offers the flexibility to load/ reload amount as and when required and is targeted at corporates, government departments, institutions and other organisations.

  6. Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador for Asian Paints Ultima Protek on January 7, 2017?
    A.Shah Rukh Khan
    B.Saif Ali Khan
    C.Ranbir Kapoor
    D.Amitabh Bacchan
    Answer –  C.Ranbir Kapoor
    Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor has roped as the brand ambassador for Asian Paints premium exterior paint offering Ultima Protek on January 7, 2017. Ultima Protek gives homes complete protection against rains and harsh weather conditions.

  7. The Aurobindo Pharma has signed a deal to acquire the Portugal’s Generis for what amount?
    A.100 million euros
    B.135 million euros
    C.250 million euros
    D.175 million euros
    Answer – B.135 million euros
    Hyderabad based pharmaceutical manufacturing company Aurobindo Pharma has inked an agreement to acquire Portugal’s Generis Farmaceutica SA from Magnum Capital Partners for a consideration of 135 million euros. The acquisition of Generis would help to focus on growth initiatives in European markets and will be a a key driver of growth for the future. The acquisition deal includes the Generis’s manufacturing facility in Amadora, Portugal which has a capacity to produce 1.2 billion tablets/capsules/sachets annually. Now Aurobindo will now have a portfolio of 271 products in the European nation.

  8. Mario Soares who died on January 7 at the age of 92 had served as the Prime Minister as well as the President of which country?
    Answer – A.Portugal
    Mario Soares, a former prime minister and president of Portugal who helped steer his country toward democracy after a 1974 military coup and grew into a global statesman through his work with the Socialist International movement, has died. He was 92.

  9. Who has been appointed as the head of the Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT)?
    A.General Qamar Javed Bajwa
    B.General Zubair Mahmood Hayat
    C.General Raheel Sharif
    D.General Rashad Mahmood
    Answer – C.General Raheel Sharif
    Explanation: Gen Raheel Sharif from Pakistan will head the Saudi Arabia-led 39-nation Islamic military coalition formed to combat terrorism. His appointment has been confirmed by Pakistan Government on January 6, 2017. Raheel was retired as the army chief in November 2016. He was the IMA’s first Commander-in-Chief.

  10. Which High Court has approved the merger of two subsidiaries of PVR Ltd- PVR Leisure and Lettuce effective from April 1, 2015?
    A.Mumbai High Court
    B.Kolkata High Court
    C.Allahabad High Court
    D.Delhi High Court
    Answer – D.Delhi High Court
    PVR Ltd has informed Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India that the Delhi High Court has approved merger of two of its subsidiary companies with it, effective from April 1, 2015. Justice Siddharth Mridul approved the scheme of amalgamation under which PVR Leisure Ltd which owns and operates in-mall entertainment, gaming and food joints — and Lettuce Entertain You Ltd engaged in the business of operating and maintaining restaurants, food and beverage items would merge with PVR Ltd, their parent company.

  11. Name the winner of the Under-19 British Junior Open 2017 ?
    A.Mahesh Mangaonkar
    B.Velavan Senthilkumar
    C.Saurav Ghosal
    D.Safeer Ullah Khan
    Answer – B.Velavan Senthilkumar 
    Explanation: Rising Indian squash star Velavan Senthilkumar created history by winning the first-ever all-Indian Boys’ Under-19 final at the British Junior Open in Sheffield on Friday. The 5/8th seed defeated his unseeded compatriot Abhay Singh, 15-13, 11-2, 10-12, 11-7 in 59 minutes.

  12. Saral Deb who passed away recently at the age of 82 was the former minister of which Indian state?
    A.West Bengal
    B.Arunachal Pradesh
    Answer – A.West Bengal
    Veteran All India Forward Bloc leader and former West Bengal minister Saral Deb passed away .He was 82. Saral was the state Library Minister from 1977 to 1982 and held the Cooperative portfolio from 1982 to 1987. He was a six-time state legislator, winning from Barasat constituency of North 24 Parganas district. Born in Khulna district (now in Bangladesh), Deb was a brilliant student and joined the party while studying at the Scottish Church College. He was the front runner to organise cooperative movement in the state. Deb initiated several agricultural programme with Nabard in the state.

  13. Who has been named as the international event ambassador for the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2017?
    A.Nigel Amos
    B.Wilfred Bungei
    C.David Rudisha
    D.Nadezhda Olizarenko
    Answer –  C.David Rudisha 
    28-year-old Kenyan middle-distance runner David Rudisha has been named as the international event Ambassador of the 14th edition of the Mumbai Marathon which is scheduled to be held on January 15 in Mumbai. David retained his Olympic 800m title at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with a run of 1:42.15, the fastest time in the world. He was the 2010 IAAF World Athlete of the Year and for three consecutive years, between 2010 and 2012 was the Track & Field News Athlete of the Year.

  14. Justice C. G. Weeramantry who died on January 5 at 90 was an eminent lawyer serving which country?
    D.Sri Lanka
    Answer –  D.Sri lanka
    Justice C. G. Weeramantry, one of the world’s most eminent jurists passed away in Sri Lanka. He was 90. Weeramantry has began his judicial career in the 1950s, served as a senior judge of the Supreme Court from 1965. Later he moved to Australia where he was appointed as the prestigious Sir Hayden Stark Professor at Law at Monash University. He was the first Sri Lankan to be appointed to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague. He set up the Colombo-based Weeramantry Centre for International Peace.