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- Which date is celebrated as ‘World Science Day’ for Peace and Development world wide ?
D.November 9Answer – C.November 10
World Science Day for Peace and Development 2016 celebrated worldwide on 10 November, 2016. Theme for the year 2016: “Celebrating Science Centres and Science Museums”. The celebration focused on the importance of science centres and museums for capacity building, and the importance of science for sustainable development. The World Science Day for Peace and Development is celebrated every year globally to mark the importance of science for the benefit of the society and to ensure that citizens are aware of developments in science.
- Which Indian Women’s Railways team has grabbed the title in the 33rd Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament at the Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium in Jalandhar?
D.Delhi EastAnswer – C.Mumbai West
Mumbai’s Western Railways women’s team grabbed the title in the 33rd Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament by defeating Haryana XI 4-2 in the title clash played at the Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium in Jalandhar. In the 14th minute of the play Western Railways’s AnupaBarla scored the ball after dodging goalkeeper Shewata of Haryana (1-0). In the 34th minute of the play Western Railways’s AnupaBarla struck once again to consolidate (2-0).
- Name the mobile app has been launched by Maharashtra to check violation of child rights on November 9, 2016?
D.Beta BetiAnswer – B.CHIRAG
The Maharashtra government along with the State Child Rights Protection Commission launched ‘CHIRAG’ mobile application on November 9 2016 to enable the submission of complaints related to violation of child rights. The App “Child Helpline for Information on Rights and Address Grievances” (CHIRAG) was launched by MaharashtraWomen and Child Welfare Minister Pankaja Munde and will be available for download on Google Playstore while an IOS version would be launched shortly.
- Union Health and Family Welfare Minister JP Nadda has been launched which mobile app to manage the stress level on November 9, 2016 in New Delhi?
A.No More Tension
D.Go HygieneAnswer – A.No More Tension
Union Health and Family Welfare Minister JP Nadda launched a mobile app “No More Tension” to manage the stress level and released a magazine “Healthy India Initiative/Swastha Bharat-ek pehal” on November 9, 2016 in New Delhi. The quarterly magazine will showcase information related to health issues and raise awareness about healthy living, certain aspect of health such as women and child health, elderly health, seasonal ailments, daily nutritional needs, safe medication practices, home remedies healthy living and many more. The magazine will be available at all the government facilities free of cost.
- What is the name of navigation satellite has been launched by China using pulsar detectors to reveal new technologies for space mapping?
D.ECNAV-1Answer – A.XPNAV-1
China, has taken a step forward to increase its charisma in space research segment by launching an X-Ray Pulsar Navigation satellite into space which is designed to identify signs of pulsar ray. Named as “XPNAV-1”, this all-new powerful asteroid will carry out in-orbit researchers by means of pulsar detectors to reveal new technologies for space mapping. The experimental pulsar navigation mission carries two sensors modified to pick up incoming X-rays from objects scattered across the galaxy, and use the detections mark the craft’s position without relying on GPS satellites or pre-loaded navigation fixes.
- Who has been nominated as the interim chairman of the IT major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) recently?
D.MistryAnswer – C.Ishaat Hussain
Tata Sons, the largest shareholder in Tata Consultancy Services, with 73.26% stake, has removed Cyrus Mistry as the chairman of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), and nominated Mr. Ishaat Hussain as the interim chairman of the IT major with immediate effect. Mr. Hussain will remain chairman until a new person is appointed in his place. Mr. Mistry was replaced without holding any board meeting. TCS did not required to hold a board meeting to replace Mistry as Chairman because Article 90 of the company’s Articles of Association allows its majority shareholder to nominate a chairman without board resolution.
- Name the former Indian cricketer has been made as a brand ambassador for the second T20 World Cup for the Blind categories?
D.Virendar SehwagAnswer – C.Rahul Dravid
Former India captain Rahul Dravid has been made brand ambassador for the second T20 World Cup for the Blind in a offer to create awarness about the tournament. He would mentor the visually-impaired, Dravidstated he might need some mentoring from them. What they did is a lot tougher than what I had did. It would be foolish for him to say that he could mentor them because he had never experienced what it was like to be a visually-impaired cricketer. His role is to create awareness about this event. The tournament will commence on January 28 next year, and will be held across eight Indian cities. The Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI), the cricketing arm of Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled, will play host.
- Who was hold with an additional charge of the post of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Indian Overseas Bank for three months?
A.R. Subramania Kumar
D.K. Sowrish KumarAnswer – A.R. Subramania Kumar
Subramania Kumar was given additional charge of the post of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Indian Overseas Bank for three months. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved entrustment of additional charge of the post of MD and CEO, Indian Overseas Bank to Kumar, the only available Executive Director in the bank. Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) is a major public sector bank based in Chennai (Madras), with about 3700 domestic branches, including 1150 branches in Tamil Nadu, 3 extension counters, and eight branches and offices overseas as of 30 September 2014.
- Who is the author of book titled ‘Solar Bones’ won the Goldsmithz Prize?
D.Svetlana AlexievichAnswer – C.Mike McCormack
Solar Bones author Mike McCormack had won the Goldsmiths Prize. He stated that it was “payback” for his publishers Tramp Press and his agent who had backed him during his “long and difficult adventure” as a writer. He visited more publishers to take risks with experimental authors. Speaking after collecting his £10,000 cheque at an event held at the London bookstore, Foyles on Charing Cross Road. McCormack is the third Irish writer to win since the prize began in 2013.Politics, family, art, marriage, health, civic duty and the environment are just a few of the themes it touches on, in a prose that’s lyrical yet strongly rooted.
- Which corporate has won the prestigious Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Governance for this year?
D.NLCAnswer – B.SAIL
The prestigious Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Governance for this year has been granted upon the ‘Maharatna‘ firm, Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL). The award was received by Ashwini Kumar, CEO of Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) on behalf of SAIL during the 16th London Global Convention on Corporate Governanceand Sustainability held in London recently. SAIL was conferred the award on account of its flawless performance in the field of corporate governance that is for balancing the interests of all the stakeholders of the company — shareholders, management, customers, suppliers, financiers, government and the community.
- Union Ministry of Urban Development has given Awards of Excellence to how many cities for their initiatives to promote Public Transport, Non-Motorized Transport and Road Safety?
D.8Answer – D.8
Union Ministry of Urban Development has given Awards of Excellence to 8 cities in 5 states and 1 Union Territory for their initiatives to promote Public Transport, Non-Motorized Transport and Road Safety. They are as follows Gujarat: Surat, Gandhinagar and Rajkot, Madhya Pradesh: Indore and Jabablpur, Karnataka: Dharwar, Haryana: Karnal, Sikkim: Gangtok ,Union Territory: Chandigarh. Union Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Poverty Alleviation Venkaiah Naidu inaugurate the Urban Mobility India conference at Gandhinagar in Gujarat on November 8, 2016.
- Apollo tyres would start a manufacturing facility in which state of India with an investment of Rs.525 crore?
D.AssamAnswer – C.Andhra Pradesh
Apollo tyres will start a manufacturing facility at Sri City in Andhra Pradesh with an investment of Rs.525 crore. The plant will have a capacity to roll out 5 lakh tyres per month which can be extended up to 30 lakh in future. Apollo Tyres chairman O S Kanwar announced that they would start first day celeberation in January and within a year it would be in production. his will be the company’s 5th manufacturing plant in India.Currently Apollo Tyres has two plants in Kerala and one plant each in Tamil Nadu and Gujarat. Apollo Tyres also has an international manufacturing presence with a plant in the Netherlands and another Greenfield facility currently being set up in Hungary.
- Twitter India, along with website ‘India Spend’ has launched which service to enable users to get real-time information about the pollution levels in their areas with a tweet?
A.Good Air service
C.Good Quality service
D.Pure Air serviceAnswer – B.Breathe service
Twitter India, along with website India Spend, launched #Breathe service to enable users to get real-time information about the pollution levels in their areas with a tweet. The reply tweet will inform you about the pollution levels in terms of particulate matter (PM 2.5 and PM 10) as well as give you the possible health impact of the measured air pollution levels. Pollution levels across India is a huge health issue affecting millions of people. By holding India Spend’s air-quality monitoring network, Twitter is making access to live air pollution data to help Indians make healthier living decisions from Earth Day 2016 and beyond.
- Name the robot name has been introduced by Kumbakonam based City Union Bank to improve customer service?
D.CUB-GANGAAnswer – A.CUB-LAKSHMI
Kumbakonam based City Union Bank has introduced a robot on pilot basis to improve customer service. The robot is named CUB-LAKSHMI. The robot has been introduced in Thyagaraya Nagar branch of Chennai. Lakshmi designed and developed by a French Company, has been programmed to answer about 120 general banking questions/query in English language. However in near future it will be programmed to speak in Tamil and Malayalam languages also. A single robot cost around Rs 7-8 Lakhs and can perform work of 3-4 persons. The bank has a plan to deploy 25 robots by the end of the year 2016, if the trail run succeeds.
- Sri Lankan government has decided to obtain 10 diesel engines from which company in India under credit line facility provided by Indian government?
D.RITESAnswer – D.RITES
Sri Lankan government has decided to obtain10 diesel engines from RITES India ltd under credit line facility provided by Indian government. Cabinet spokesman Gayantha Karunathilake reported that the engines would be purchased at a cost of 4.25 million US dollars each and would be supplied over the period of next two years. India has been extending concessional line of credit (LoC) to Sri Lanka to support various projects in the infrastructure sector, including railways.
- Which state government has signed an agreement with Canada to implement a joint action plan on urban infrastructure development in the State on November 8, 2016?
D.West BengalAnswer – B.Maharashtra
Maharashtra government on November 8, 2016, signed an agreement with Canada to implement a joint action plan on urban infrastructure development in the State. Introduce companies, solutions and financing from the North American country for urban development and implementation of state-led infrastructure projects. Support Indo-Canadian partnerships including private sector companies, universities and colleges for quick project implementation, promoting economic development and contributing to raising standards of living in the state.
- The number of rural households were distributed with free LPG connections under which scheme has crossed the 1 crore?
D.PMAYAnswer – C.PMUY
The number of rural households were distributed with free LPG connections under the Pradhan Mantri UjjwalaYojana (PMUY) has crossed the 1 crore. Under the scheme launched six months ago, each below-poverty-line rural household without LPG is being given an LPG cylinder, a stove and regulator. The NDA government’s flagship programme plans to make 5 crore rural households smoke-free during its term by offering clean cooking gas, at a cost of R.8, 000 crore. Among the states, poll-bound Uttar Pradesh has received the most with 34 lakh connections provided under PMUY.
- Which state government’s high court has been ordered all hill stations and glaciers in the state to be declared as eco-sensitive within three months?
D.Arunachal PradeshAnswer – B.Uttarakhand
On 8 November 2016, the Uttarakhand High Court ordered all hill stations and glaciers in the state to be declared as eco-sensitive within three months as well as put a ban on any kind of construction within 25 km radius of the glaciers. The High Court comprising of divisional bench Justice Rajeev Sharma and Justice Alok Singh also ordered restriction on the number of people visiting the glaciers besides imposition of a tax on them. All municipal boards and Nagar Panchayats along the Ganges and the Yamuna to set up sewage treatment plants within six months with regular checking of water quality every 24 hours by the Government.
- Name the world’s largest digital national building initiative has been inaugurated by Shri Prakash Javadekar, Union Human Resource Development Minister?
A.Future India Hackathon 2017
B.Smart India Hackathon 2017
C.Digital India Hackathon 2017
D.Skill India Hackathon 2017Answer – B.Smart India Hackathon 2017
Shri Prakash Javadekar, Union Human Resource Development Minister, inaugurated the world’s largest digital national building initiative “Smart India Hackathon 2017”on November 9, 2016, by handing over a torch to technology students over the country. The ‘Smart India Hackathon 2017’ is a pan-India 36-hour nonstop digital programming competition which will take place in more than 20 centres simultaneously. The HRD minister announced the first set of 250 problem statements that was received from various ministries. The students will be required to solve these problem statements during the Hackathon that will take place in early 2017.
- Seventh Session of the Conference of Parties (COP7) to WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) kicked off in which country?
D.BrazilAnswer – B.India
The Seventh Session of the Conference of Parties (COP7) ) to WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is being held in India from 7-12 November, 2016, at India Exposition Mart Ltd., Greater Noida, District Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh.It is the first time that the occasion is being held in India. The Conference was inaugurated by Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare. On the opening day of the conference, Mozambique became the 181st party to join the Conference of Parties (COP7).
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the first ever International Agro-biodiversity Congress, (IAC) in which city on November 6, 2016?
D.HyderabadAnswer – C.New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first ever International Agro-biodiversity Congress, (IAC) in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on November 6, 2016. The four day event (6-9 November) was organised by the Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources and Biodiversity International, a CGIAR Research Centre headquartered in Rome, Italy and attended by 900 delegates from 60 countries. The Congress was concluded with the adoption of Delhi Declaration on Agro-biodiversity Management.
- A notification has been issued by the centre to extend the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in three districts of which state of India?
D.Madhya PradeshAnswer – A.Arunachal Pradesh
A notification has been issued by the centre to extend the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in three districts of Arunachal Pradesh. The Home Ministry’s notification was issued on November 4, to extend AFSPA in the districts of Tirap, Changlang and Longding, each bordering Assam. The Centre has mentioned “extortion and intimidation” by the cadres of National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah), NSCN-IM, who are desperate to regain control from NSCN-K, (Khaplang), as the basic reason for such notification.