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  1. India along with which country signed an agreement on co-operation in customs matters?
    1. Philippines
    2. Canada
    3. Afghanistan
    4. China
    5. Poland
    Answer – 1. Philippines
    Explanation :
    Cabinet approves agreement between India and Philippines on co-operation in customs matters. Cabinet approves India’s Membership for European Bank for Reconstruction & Development. Cabinet approves signing of India – Russia Agreement on cooperation in combating terrorism

  2. The expansion of “Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra” scheme was extended from 2017-18 to __________?
    1. 2019-20
    2. 2020-21
    3. 2021-22
    4. 2022-23
    5. 2023-24
    Answer – 1. 2019-20
    Explanation :
    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) gave approval for the expansion of schemes of the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) under the umbrella scheme “Mission for Protection and Empowerment for Women”. i. The expansion has been approved for a period from 2017-18 to 2019-20 with financial outlay of 3636.85 crore. Central Share will be approximately Rs.3084.96 crore. Under Union Budget 2017-18, corpus of Rs 500 crore was announced for setting up Mahila Shakti Kendras in 14 lakh Anganwadi Centres at village

  3. Which country is hosting the 5th Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) for the first time?
    1. China
    2. USA
    3. Canada
    4. India
    5. Pakistan
    Answer – 4. India
    Explanation :
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 5th Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) in New Delhi. India is hosting the Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) for the first time. This two-day event is one of the world’s largest conferences in the field of Cyber Space and related issues.Theme of the 5th GCCS was ‘Cyber4All: A Secure and Inclusive Cyberspace for Sustainable Development’.

  4. In which of the below given city, safe city plans for women was not yet initiated?
    1. Ahmedabad
    2. Chennai
    3. Patna
    4. Lucknow
    5. Bengaluru
    Answer – 3. Patna
    Explanation :
    Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba chaired a meeting to initiate the process of formulating ‘safe city’ plans for women in 8 metropolitan cities.The safe city plan will be implemented in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Lucknow and Hyderabad. The steering committee meeting was constituted by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The Home Secretary took a review of the progress made and steps taken by the police and civil administration of these 8 metropolitan cities regarding women’s safety.

  5. Which India state inaugurated Sangai Festival 2017?
    1. Meghalaya
    2. Manipur
    3. Sikkim
    4. Tripura
    5. Nagaland
    Answer – 2. Manipur
    Explanation :
    The Sangai Festival 2017 is held for 10 days. It is named after Manipur’s state animal, the brow-antlered Sangai deer. The Sangai Festival showcases the tourism potential of Manipur in the field of arts & culture, handloom, handicrafts, indigenous sports, cuisine, music and adventure sports etc.The Sangai Festival is organized at different locations in Imphal and Bishnupur District. For the first time, Keibul Lamjao, a unique ‘floating’ reserve situated in Manipur in India’s Northeast, which is home to the brow-antlered deer, also plays host to the festival.

  6. Which state’s Assembly passed a diluted version of law proposed by the Congress government to regulate pricing and certain policies at private hospitals and medical establishments in the state?
    1. Kerala
    2. Karnataka
    3. Odisha
    4. Bihar
    5. Assam
    Answer – 2. Karnataka
    Explanation :
    The Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (Amendment) (KPME) Bill, 2017 was passed with some modifications, as demanded by private medical establishments during the course of protests held against the Bill last week. It is modelled on the West Bengal Clinical Establishments (Registration, Regulation and Transparency) Act, 2017. The proposed law originally prescribed stringent punishment, including six months to three years of imprisonment and a fine of Rs 25,000 to Rs 5 lakh for officials of hospitals charging fees in excess of costs fixed by the state. The final version of the Bill dropped the imprisonment clause.

  7. Under whom the GOI had setup a panel panel was set up to overhaul and simplify the income tax laws?
    1. Narendra Modi
    2. Sushma Swaraj
    3. Arbind Modi
    4. Mnmohan Singh
    5. Ajay Thyagi
    Answer – 3. Arbind Modi
    Explanation :
    The government formed a task force to draft a new direct tax law to replace the existing Income Tax Act, which has been in force since 1961. Arbind Modi, Member, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), will lead a six-member panel. Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian will be a permanent special invitee on the panel. The task force will submit its report to the government within six months. It would draft direct tax laws in line with tax laws prevalent in other countries, incorporating international best practices, and keeping in mind the economic needs of India.

  8. Which state cabinet approved amendments to the Co-operative Societies Act, to allow people to contest the mergers of some societies?
    1. Haryana
    2. Uttarkhand
    3. Odisha
    4. Kerala
    5. Punjab
    Answer – 5. Punjab
    Explanation :
    The Punjab cabinet approved amendments to the Punjab Co-operative Societies Act, 1961, a legislation governing co-operative societies in Punjab, to allow people to contest the mergers of some societies. The cabinet amended Section 13 of the Act, which provides for amalgamation of co-operative societies and allows the societies concerned and their creditors to object to the proposed order of amalgamation of more than one society by the Registrar. It has now been decided to give such societies and their creditors another opportunity to approach the government against the orders of the Registrar.

  9. The Odisha government’s scheme, “Nabakrushna Choudhury Seccha Unnayan Yojana” is related to which of the following options?
    1. Jobs for Youth
    2. Infrastructure
    3. Rural People
    4. Dams
    5. Irrigation
    Answer – 5. Irrigation
    Explanation :
    Odisha government decided to launch “Nabakrushna Choudhury Seccha Unnayan Yojana” to provide irrigation facility to about 55,000 hectare of agricultural land across Odisha. The scheme, “Nabakrushna Choudhury Seccha Unnayan Yojana”, has been named after former chief minister and freedom fighter Nabakrushna Choudhury. The scheme would be implemented with an outlay of Rs 635 crore over a period of three years. Under the scheme, 46,296 hectare command area of 14 major and medium irrigations and 284 minor irrigation projects will be revived.

  10. Which state government has set up a four-member Hill Area Development Committee that will oversee work in the Hills?
    1. Bihar
    2. Punjab
    3. Sikkim
    4. West Bengal
    5. Assam
    Answer – 4. West Bengal
    Explanation :
    The West Bengal government has set up a four-member Hill Area Development Committee that will oversee work in the Hills. The Hill Area Development Committee will be headed by Mann Ghising, president of Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF). The new committee will supervise all the development works in Darjeeling and Kalimpong and will come into effect immediately. This committee will start functioning from Pintail village on the outskirts of Siliguri.

  11. According to UNDP, which is World’s most violent region for Women?
    1. North America
    2. South America
    3. Latin America
    4. Libya
    5. Mongolia
    Answer – 3. Latin America
    Explanation :
    As per a report presented by UN Women and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world for women. Issue of violence against women in Latin America is so critical, that the region has been referred to as most violent region in the world for women outside of conflict zones.This region also has the highest rate of sexual violence against women outside of relationships. There is high prevalence of Femicide (killing of woman by a man on account of gender) in Central America, wherein two out three women murdered died because of their gender.

  12.  Which organisation has setup panel on Qatar-UAE crisis?
    1. UNICEF
    2. UNESCO
    3. World Trade Organization (WTO)
    4. UNDP
    5. United Nations Organisation (UNO)
    Answer – 3. World Trade Organization (WTO)
    Explanation :
    The World Trade Organization (WTO) has established a panel to decide on Qatar’s complaint against measures imposed on Doha by the United Arab Emirates for its alleged financial support for militant groups. Qatar insisted UAE’s actions violate its rights and those of other countries by denying freedom of transit to Qatar. The UAE said the measures are allowed according to an exception under WTO rules for national security reasons. Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates launched an economic boycott of Qatar in June 2017 and closed land, air and sea access to it. Qatar has denied supporting extremists.

  13. Which bank became the first one to be added to the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB’s) list of global systemically important banks (G-SIB)?
    1. Royal Bank of Canada
    2. Royal Bank of Scotland
    3. SBI
    4. PNB
    5. HDFC
    Answer – 1. Royal Bank of Canada
    Explanation :Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has become the first Canadian bank to be added to the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB’s) list of global systemically important banks (G-SIB) deemed ‘too big to fail’. Financial Stability Board (FSB) is an international body based in Basel, Switzerlandwhich co-ordinates the work of national financial authorities and international standard-setting bodies. FSB has added RBC and has removed French bank Groupe BPCE from the list. Currently, there are 30 institutions on Financial Stability Board’s (FSB’s) list of global systemically important banks.

  14. Which bank had received SEBI’s approval for issue of equity shares worth Rs 1,000 crore by way of institutional placement?
    1. HDFC
    2. Royal Bank of Scotland
    3. SBI
    4. Union Bank of India
    5. United Bank of India
    Answer – 5. United Bank of India (UBI)
    Explanation :
    United Bank of India (UBI) said it has received SEBI’s approval for issue of equity shares worth Rs 1,000 crore by way of institutional placement. Union Bank of India (UBI) in January 2017, said it planned to raise up to Rs 1,500 crore through Qualified Institutional Placement (QIP), rights or public issue. UBI had raised Rs 127.49 crore through sale of shares to qualified institutional investors in May 2017. It approved allotting over 5.49 crore shares to qualified institutional buyers at issue price of Rs 23.22 per share.

  15. Samsung India partnered with which State Government for ‘Smart Healthcare Programme’?
    1. Madhya Pradesh
    2. Uttar Pradesh
    3. TamilNadu
    4. Kerala
    5. Karnataka
    Answer
    Answer – 2. Uttar Pradesh
    Explanation :
    Samsung India announced a partnership with Uttar Pradesh State Government for ‘Smart Healthcare Programme’. Under this programme, Samsung India will set-up 20 new smart healthcare centres across Uttar Pradesh to offer affordable and quality healthcare to patients from the economically and socially weaker sections of society. Since 2015, Samsung India has collaborated with 18 government hospitals across India under its ‘Smart Healthcare Programme’, which has so far benefitted over three lakh patients from the economically and socially deprived sections of society.

  16. Which company said it expects to train about 5 lakh people in India on digital skills by 2020?
    1. Telegram
    2. Twitter
    3. Hike
    4. Facebook
    5. Apple
    Answer – 4. Facebook
    Explanation :
    Facebook said it expects to train about 5 lakh people in India on digital skills by 2020 and unveiled two programmes designed for individuals and start-ups. Two programmes: Facebook Digital Training and Facebook Startup Training Hubs were rolled out in India before any other country.These tools will help people learn digital skills and enable entrepreneurs and SMB (small and medium businesses) in digitising their business. Facebook is working with organisations like Digital Vidya, EDII, DharmaLife and StartupIndia to develop the curriculum that is designed to work in low network strength regions.

  17. Which University library which has bagged the Highest Profile Registration category award for effective utilisation of the [email protected] platform?
    1. Pondicherry University
    2. IIT-Kerala
    3. Delhi University
    4. SRM University
    5. TamiNadu Open University
    Answer –  1. Pondicherry
    Explanation :
    Pondicherry University library has bagged the Highest Profile Registration category award for effective utilisation of the [email protected] platform. University librarian R. Samyuktha received the award at the first J [email protected] Forum and Information and Library Network Centers (INFLIBNET) meet jointly organised by INFLIBNET and Informatics Publishing Ltd, held at Gandhi Nagar recently.

  18. Who is the first female pilot in Indian Navy?
    1. Avani Chaturvedi
    2. Shubhangi Swaroop
    3. Saarah Hameed
    4. Durba Banerjee
    5. Harita Kaur
    Answer – 2. Shubhangi Swaroop
    Explanation :
    The first batch of female officers passed out from the Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala on 22nd November 2017. Shubhangi Swaroop, a native of Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, has become the first woman pilot in the Navy. She will soon be flying Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft. Three other women cadets, Astha Segal from New Delhi, Roopa A. from Puducherry and Sakthi Maya S. from Kerala, also became the country’s first women officers at NAI (Naval Armament Inspectorate), branch of the Navy.

  19. Who has resigned as the Chief Executive Officer of Swiss banking giant UBS’s India operations?
    1. Suresh N Patel
    2. Ravi Venkatesan
    3. Aashish Kamat
    4. Ravindra Prabhakar
    5. Rajeev Rishi
    Answer – 3. Aashish Kamat
    Explanation :
    Aashish Kamat has resigned as the Chief Executive Officer of Swiss banking giant UBS’s India operations. Aashish Kamat will be replaced by Harald Egger, who is currently head of group corporate services and sourcing at UBS. Aashish Kamat took over as UBS India head in 2011. He was previously the chairman of UBS’ financial institutions group in Asia. He is likely to continue till January 2018 to enable a smooth transition.

  20. Name the App launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inaugural ceremony of the Global Conference for Cyberspace in New Delhi?
    1. MITHRA
    2. SANKALP
    3. SRISHTI
    4. UMANG
    5. UDANG
    Answer – 4. UMANG
    Explanation :
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally launched UMANG, a state and central government services app, at the inaugural ceremony of the Global Conference for Cyberspace in New Delhi. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)along with the National e-Governance Division (NeGD) has developed the app. UMANG expands to Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance. The app has 162 services from 33 state and central government departments and four states. The app is available on Android, iOS and Windows platforms.

  21. CMFRI (Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute) joins hands with which organisation to identify Potential Fishing Zone?
    1. HAL
    2. NASA
    3. ISRO
    4. Facebook
    5. Apple
    Answer – 3. ISRO
    Explanation :
    The (CMFRI) Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute has joined hands with ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) to identify Potential Fishing Zone (PFZ), an area in sea where fishes are seen in abundance. In the first phase, CMFRI and the Space Applications Centre (SAC) of ISRO have jointly launched a research project for identifying, forecasting and monitoring PFZ in coastal and offshore waters of Tamil Nadu.The project named “Samudra” is aimed at helping fishermen easily locate fish without wasting time and fuel.

  22. Which is the first city to jointly host Badminton and Para Badminton World
    Championships in 2019?
    1. Tokyo
    2. Basel
    3. Beijing
    4. Bern
    5. Austria
    Answer – 2. Basel
    Explanation :
    Basel will become the first city to jointly host the Badminton and Para Badminton World Championships in 2019. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) confirmed that the two tournaments: Badminton and Para Badminton World Championships will be held simultaneously for the first time. Basel beat off competition from Tokyo to land the 2019 Para Badminton World Championships in a vote which was delayed by the BWF Council to allow further discussions.

  23. Who is Sudip Datta Bhowmik?
    1. Researcher
    2. Athlete
    3. Singer
    4. Journalist
    5. Dancer
    Answer – 4. Journalist
    Explanation :
    Sudip Datta Bhowmik, a senior journalist was shot dead under mysterious circumstances at a battalion headquarters of Tripura State Rifles (TSR) near Agartala. Sudip Datta Bhowmik was 49 years old. He was working for ‘Syandan Patrika’ and was also contributing to local television channel ‘News Vanguard’. The investigative journalist went to the battalion headquarters for want of news when he faced a targeted attack.

  24. What profession Biju Phukan is related to?
    1. Actor
    2. Singer
    3. Director
    4. Dancer
    5. Journalist
    Answer – 1. Actor
    Explanation :
    Assam’s prominent film actor Biju Phukan passed away at a private hospital in Guwahati, after suffering cardiac ailments. Biju Phukan was suffering from cardiac ailments for last few days, and was admitted to the Apollo Hospital in Guwahati on 21st November 2017. He died on 22ndNovember 2017. Biju Phukan was considered one of the most prominent actors of Assam. He acted in over 80 films including some Bengali films during 1970s to 1990s. He had given several superhit films to the Assamese film industry.

  25. Who is the first Indian woman to practice medicine in colonial India?
    1. Ashwani Kumar
    2. Anju Chawhan
    3. Rukhmabai Raut
    4. Shikha Das
    5. Sharmila Shetty
    Answer – 3. Rukhmabai Raut
    Explanation :
    The latest inspiring Indian woman to get a Google Doodle is none other than the first Indian woman to practice medicine in colonial India, Rukhmabai Raut. “Today’s Doodle by illustrator Shreya Gupta shows the courageous doctor among her patients, doing the dedicated work of a skilled physician,” read Google’s blog post on doodles. However, apart from her paving the way for future female medicine practitioners, Rukhmabai did one other very important thing – she refused to live on anyone else’s terms, much less a man she had been married to when she was only 11.

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