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  1. What is the new date for presenting the Union Budget as decided by the government of India?
    A.February 20
    B.March 1
    C.February 28
    D.February 1
    Answer  –  D.February 1
    The Bhartiya Janata Party led NDA Government announnced to present the Union budget on February 1 while the Budget session is likely to begin in January 2017. Till date the budget was being presented at the end of February due to which several processes, including the vote on account, led the states to disburse funds only by late May.  Advancing the Budget date will allow them to release funds by April.    

  2. Ayur Herbarium project has been inaugurated in which state by Maritius PM?
    A.Uttar Pradesh
    B.Tamil Nadu
    Answer  –  C.Goa
    Anirood Jugnauth, Prime Minister of the Republic of Maritius inaugurated Ayur Herbarium project in North Goa at Sandu Pharmaceuticals Ltd in Saligao village, 10 kms from North GoA.The medicinal herbarium, an initiative by the pharmaceutical major in association with Union AYUSH Ministry, is a fascinating collection of various Ayurvedic medicinal plants exhibited with informative details of medicinal properties and uses of each herb.

  3. Government of India has imposed 5 year ban on Zakir Naik’s NGO. What is the name of the NGO?
    A.Rehmani Foundation
    B.Islamic Research Foundation
    C.Rahat Welfare Trust
    D.Khair-e-Ummat Trust
    Answer  –  B.Islamic Research Foundation
    The government on November 15, 2016 decided to declare a 5 year ban on an Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), promoted by controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik  under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act for its alleged terror activities.

  4. Name the scheme launched to provide free electricity connection to each household in the Bihar in the next two years.
    A.Har Ghar Bijli Lagataar
    B.Har Ghar Ujala Yojna
    C.Ghar Ghar Roshini ka Vada
    D.Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana
    Answer  –  A.Har Ghar Bijli Lagataar
    Bihar CM Nitish Kumar launched ‘Har Ghar Bijli Lagataar’ (uninterrupted power supply to each home) scheme and promised free electricity connection to each household in the state in the next two years. Around 40 lakh above poverty line (APL) households would be provided free power connection under the schemes.

  5. What is the revamped Toll-free helpline number launched by UIDAI to help residents get quick access to information about Aadhaar.
    Answer  –  D.1947
    With the growing use of Aadhaar in transactions related to services like Banking, Government Welfare Schemes, etc., the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), launched a revamped version of its Toll-free helpline number: 1947, to help residents get quick access to information about Aadhaar. It will also enable residents to locate an Aadhaar Enrolment Centre, generation status of Aadhaar number (after enrolment) and retrieve Aadhaar details of any person who has lost his/her Aadhaar or hasnt received it through post.

  6. How many nations have become the signatories of the Framework agreement of International Solar Alliance?
    Answer  –  C.20
    Over 20 countries became the signatories of the framework agreement of International Solar Alliance (ISA) which was opened for signatures on November 15, 2016, at the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), at Marrakech, in Morocco, including India, France and Brazil. The signing of the framework agreement required official authorization by countries.  The agreement required at-least 15 countries to ratify it to become operational.

  7. Festival of India is being celebrated in which country to showcase the diverse culture of the country?
    C.Saudi Arabia
    Answer  –  B.Oman
    A ‘Festival of India’ began in Oman from November 15, 2016 to March 24, 2017 to showcase the country’s diverse culture. The festival was scheduled to held in four cities namely Muscat, Sur, Sohar and Salalah.

  8. What is the name of the payments solution launched by MasterCard to enable the users pay using their smart phones.
    A.SMS payment
    C.QIWI Wallet
    D.Masterpass QR
    Answer  –  D.Masterpass QR
    Global payments & technology company Mastercard launched Masterpass QR in India on November 16, 2016. Masterpass QR is a quick response (QR) mobile payments solution to help mobile banking users to safely pay for face-to-face purchases using their smartphones or feature phones without the need to carry Cash or Card.

  9. The president of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, launched National Student Startup Policy at the Second Visitor’s Conference to generate employment opportunities for the students. Where was the conference held?
    A.New Delhi
    C.West Bengal
    Answer  –  A.National Student Startup Policy
    The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee launched the National Student Startup Policy at the second Visitor’s Conference on November 16, 2016 at Rashtrapati Bhavan New Delhi. Formulated by AICTE, the National Student Startup Policy, aims at creating 100,000 technology based student start-ups and a million employment opportunities in the next 10 years.

  10. How many products have been registered under geographical indications to gain specific reputation?
    Answer  –  B.272
    According to the data of the Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks, under the Commerce and Industry Ministry, 272 products  have been registered so far as geographical indications since September 2003 to enjoys the specific reputation. The products includes Sangli raisins, Banaras metal repousse craft and Beed custard apple.

  11. Government has hiked the Minimum Support Prices (MSP) of Wheat by:
    A.Rs 550 per quintal
    B.Rs 500 per quintal
    C.Rs 100 per quintal
    D.Rs 300 per quintal
    Answer  –  C.Rs 100 per quintal
    Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Wheat has been increased by Rs 100, from Rs. 1,525 to Rs 1,625 per quintal.MSP of barley has been hiked by Rs 100 from Rs 1,225 to 1,325 per quintal.MSP of gram has been hiked by Rs 500 to Rs 4,000 per quintal from Rs 3,500 per quintal.MSP of masur has been hiked by Rs 550 to Rs 3,950 per quintal from Rs 3,400 per quintal.

  12. When is the National Press day celebrated ?
    A.November 14
    B.November 13
    C.November 16
    D.November 17
    Answer  –  C.November 16
    The National Press Day is celebrated on November 16, 2016 to remember the day on which the Press Council of India started which is also coincides with Golden Jubilee of Press Council of India. Chairman: Chandramauli Kumar Prasad, Headquarters: New Delhi

  13. Who has been appointed as the CEO of Times Global Partners
    A.Sudhir Pal
    B.Rishi Jaitly
    C.Puneet Singhvi
    D.Abhishek sharma
    Answer  –  B.Rishi Jaitly
    Times Internet, the digital arm of The Times of India group, on Wednesday appointed former Twitter Inc.’s India head Rishi Jaitly as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Times Global Partners, a group initiative that supports the launch and expansion of emerging global digital companies in India.Jaitly will replace Puneet Singhvi who was heading Times Global Partners till now as chief operating officer.

  14. Who has been appointed by Israel as the first ambassador to Turkey since 2010?
    A.Shirley Porter
    B.Stav Shaffir
    C.Orly Levy
    D.Eitan Naeh
    Answer  –  D.Eitan Naeh
    Israel nominated Eitan Naeh as a new ambassador to Turkey, its first since the two countries normalised ties after the 2010 crisis triggered by Israel’s deadly storming of a Gaza-bound ship.Eitan Naeh was formally selected by a government committee.

  15. Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of Tata Global Beverages replacing Cyrus Mistry?
    A.Harish Bhat
    B.Arun Sarin
    C.Piyush Mankad
    D.G.K. Pillai
    Answer  –  A.Harish Bhat
    Tata Global Beverages named veteran Harish Bhat as its new chairman replacing Cyrus Mistry. In a board meeting, 7 out of 10 Independent Directors voted in favour of ouster of Cyrus Mistry.Mr. Harish Bhat was also appointed as – a Non-Executive Director of the Company, as the Chairman of the Company.

  16. Which country has topped in the list of the world’s fastest supercomputers for the eight consecutive years?
    Answer  –  C.China
    China has topped in the list of the world’s fastest supercomputers for the eight consecutive years for its ‘Sunway TaihuLight’. TaihuLight is capable to perform 93 million billion calculations per second (petaflop/s).

  17. Which country recently conducted the first Brain implantation?
    Answer  –  B.Netherlands
    Doctors of Netherlands have performed the first-ever brain implant on a 58-year-old woman paralysed by disease named Lou Gehrig’s. The implantation has enabled her to communicate in day-to-day life with the help of a speech computer speaking two letters per minute.

  18. Name the drone developed by DRDO to keep an eye on enemy territory, which recently completed its test flight.
    Answer  –  A.Rustom-2
    Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) developed by DRDO named “Rustom-2” completed its first flight on 15 November 2016 in Challakere, Chitradurga district, Karnataka.The drone can be used by Indian Army, Navy and Air Force to keep an eye on enemy territory and carry a variety of cameras and radar for surveillance.

  19. Which company has launched the thinnest laptop of the world in India?
    Answer  –  D.Acer
    Taiwanese electronics multinational company Acer launched its lightest, thinnest and the most portable laptop Swift 7 in Indian market.Acer Swift 7 is the thinnest laptop in the World till now. The Acer SWIFT 7, priced at Rs 99,999, will be available for purchase from 18th November.

  20. Which country will host T20 Cricket World Cup for the Blind in 2017?
    D.New Zealand
    Answer  –  B.India
    India will host the T20 Cricket World Cup for the Blind at nine different centers from January 31 to February 12, 2017.The tournament, to be organized by the Cricket Association for the Blind in India, is budgeted to cost Rs 24.5 crore, its president G K Mahantesh.

  21. Name the six times BJP MLA and Former Himachal Pradesh Minister who died recently.
    A.Jagadish Kumar
    B.Rajendra Dadu
    C.I D Dhiman
    D.Ganesh Joshi
    Answer  –  C.I D Dhiman
    Former Himachal Pradesh minister and six-time BJP MLA I D Dhiman passed away on November 15, 2016 at his native village Dialri, 25 km from from Hamirpur, due to age-related ailments. He was 82. I D Dhiman popularly known as “guruji” was known for his simplicity and honesty.

  22. The first female Chinese pilot who died recently was the pilot of which fighter jet?
    Answer  –  A.J-10
    China’s first woman pilot of a J-10 fighter jet Yu Xu has died during an aerobatics training exercise in the northern province of Hebei, China.She was one of few women pilots who could fly domestically-made fighter jets. She joined the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force in 2005

  23. The International Day for Tolerance observed on
    A.November 15
    B.November 11
    C.November 14
    D.November 16
    Answer  –  D.November 16
    The International Day for Tolerance is observed every year on November 16 2016 since 1995 to generate public awareness of the dangers of intolerance. The 2016 edition of the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-violence was awarded to the Federal Research and Methodological Center for Tolerance Psychology and Education (Tolerance Center) of Russia