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- Which Legendary Sri Lankan singer and composer is a recipient of India’s Padma Shri awards has been passed away at an age of 88?
A.Syed Shamsul Haq
D.Pandit AmaradevaAnswer – D.Pandit Amaradeva
Legendary Sri Lankan singer and composer Pandit Amaradeva who is a recipient of global honours, including India’s Padma Shri passed away. He was 88. His music blended Indian classical ragas with Lankan folk tunes. The musician has been the recipient of several awards, including the Ramon Magsaysay Award (2001), Padma Shri (2002) and Sri Lankan President’s Award of Kala Keerthi (1986) and Deshamanya Award (1998).
- Name the Former Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister has passed away at an age of 85?
D.Mangat Ram SharmaAnswer – D.Mangat Ram Sharma
Former Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Mangat Ram Sharma passed away. He was 85. He started his career as a Block Development Officer.He was served as legislator for six times also served as speaker of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly. He served as Deputy Chief Minister in the Mufti Mohammad Sayeed government.Later served as Health Minister in 2006 in Ghulam Nabi Azad government.
- What is the minimum speed has been made it mandatory by TRAI for all the Broadband providers in India?
D.2 MbpsAnswer – B.512 Kbps
TRAI,has made it mandatory for all the Broadband providers to at least give a minimum speed of 512Kbps after users consumed their initial data quota. This means that now any service offering “broadband internet” will have to ensure speed of up to 512kbps. This is double of 256kbps, which was made compulsory earlier.It is surprising to know that many of the ISP’s have been providing internet packages with controlled speed of 256Kbps.
- Who has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of South Korea by President Park Geun-Hye?
D.Hwang Kyo-AhnAnswer – C.Kim Byong-Joon
Kim Byong-Joon was named as the new Prim Minister of South Korea by President Park Geun-Hye. He replaced Hwang Kyo-Ahn. Prime minister of South Korea Hwang Kyo-Ahn and two other top cabinet members as apart of a planned reshuffle of senior civil servants and ministers. Park has been engulfed in a political storm over allegations that she allowed a long-time friend, who holds no political position to meddle in affairs of state including cabinet appointments.
- Who has took over as Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC)?
D.R GopalAnswer – A.Satish Dua
Lt Gen Satish Dua took over as Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC). He was also accorded a Tri-Services Guard of Honour at the lawns of South Block. He was commissioned in December 1979 into 8 JAK LI (Siachen), a Unit of the Indian Army which is presently the Ceremonial Battalion in Rashtrapati Bhavan. He raised a new counter terrorism formation of Assam Rifles (IGAR East) in the North East. He was also the Indian Defence Attache to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
- Who became the Canada’s first Sikh Senator to showcase the rich diversity of Sikh and South Asian art and culture?
A.Sarabjit Singh Marwah
C.Arvinder Singh Lamba
D.Ashwini MehraAnswer – A.Sarabjit Singh Marwah
Former Scotiabank Vice Chairman Sarabjit Singh Marwah is has become the first Sikh to be appointed to the Canadian Senate to showcase the rich diversity of Sikh and South Asian art and culture. Sarabjit along with five new person from Ontario appointed to the Senate by Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He will be the only Indian-origin member of the Senate (upper house), there are over 20 MPs of Indian origin the Canadian House of Commons (lower house).
- Who has presented the Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2016 in New Delhi?
D.Chandrababu NaiduAnswer – B.Narendra Modi
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi awarded the Ramnath Goenka Awards for excellence in journalism on November 3, 2016 in New Delhi. Ramnath Goenka Award was instituted by the Ramnath Goenka Foundation in 2005 to celebrate the legacy of the founder of The Indian Express Group. The awards acknowledge exceptional work across 28 categories in print, broadcast and online journalism in English, Hindi and regional languages.
- Which brand is topped in the India’s most attractive brands index 2016 study carried out by Trust Research Advisory (TRA)?
D.SONYAnswer – B.LG
The Tata group decreased in ranking on India’s most attractive brands index, which has been topped by South Korean consumer electronics maker LG. Tata, which was at number 4 in 2015 and number 5 in 2014, is ranked at number 7 in India’s Most Attractive Brands 2016 study, carried out by Trust Research Advisory (TRA) and based on primary research conducted on close to 3,000 consumers across 16 cities. The top three ranks were occupied by LG,Sony and Samsung Mobiles repectively.LG has gradually but steadily been increasing its rank over the three issues of India’s Most attractive Brands reports, going from being fourth in 2013 to being second in 2016 and ultimately first this year.
- Union Government has levied anti-dumping duty for which country recently on imports of steel wire rods?
D.United StatesAnswer – A.China
Centre has levied anti-dumping duty on imports of steel wire rods from China to protect domestic manufacturers from cheap in-bound shipments. The department of revenue in a notification on Wednesday announced that the anti-dumping duty is being imposed for six months on import of wire road of alloy or non-alloy steel from China. The measure follows suggestion by the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) that steel wire road was being exported by China “below the normal value” and “the domestic industry has suffered material injury” because of such imports.
- How many new banks have jointed Unified Payments Interface (UPI) bandwagon, thereby the total counts using UPI to 26?
D.4Answer – B.5
Five new banks have joined the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) bandwagon, thereby taking the total number of banks using UPI to 26. It include public sector lenders, State Bank of India, Allahabad Bank and Bank of Baroda and two private banks HDFC Bank and IDFC Bank. The applications are currently live only for the banks’ own customers and after being tested till they will be made available to the public through the android play store.
- Which bank has given an approval to British payments company Earthport for outbound cross-border payment services to banks in India?
A.Karur Vysya Bank
D.Reserve Bank of IndiaAnswer – D.Reserve Bank of India
Reserve Bank of India has given an approval to British payments company Earthport for outbound cross-border payment services to banks in India. The company is already into facilitating the inbound payments into the country. India is amongst the fastest growing economies in the world and plays a very important role in the cross border payments ecosystem globally.
- What is the name of mobile Banking app of YES BANK for banking transactions on Apple and Android based Smart Watches?
A.YES IBANK 2.0
D.YES MOBILE 2.0Answer – D.YES MOBILE 2.0
YES BANK,Country’s 5th largest private sector lender has launched its “YES MOBILE 2.0” mobile Banking app with multiple industry first features, and extensive support for Banking transactions on Apple and Android based Smart Watches. Some of the industry first features of the app are: One touch comprehensive bill payment. Register Queries/Complaints in a hands-free manner using advanced Speech to Text capabilities. Bill Payment from Wearables including Apple Watch and Android Smart Watches.
- India’s gross-value increased growth is expected to quicken to how much percentage this year from 7.2% in 2015-16?
D.9.6%Answer – A.7.6%
India’s gross-value increased growth is expected to quicken to 7.6% this year from 7.2% in 2015-16, driven by sustained support from public capex spending was reported by DBS. According to the global financial services major, while private sector activity remains depressed, high frequency fiscal numbers point to sustained support from public capex spending. The upcoming seasonal festive boost should provide some relief, followed by better consumption on wage increases and a normal monsoon.
- Which company has associated with Archaelogical Survey of India (ASI) for 360 degree virtual tour of 280-odd monuments across the country?
D.YahooAnswer – C.Google
Google has associated with Archaelogical Survey of India (ASI) for 360 degree virtual tour of 280-odd monuments across the country. We have a tie-up with ASI for 360 degrees virtual tour of 280 monuments across the country of which 30 are in West Bengal was stated bySanket Gupta, programme manager of Google Maps. ASI had given the permission to Google for creating the virtual tour, which would be available in the maps.Google has launched an arrangement of products in India like offline view of maps, live traffic alerts and inclusion of unknown places on the maps by local guides.
- TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu launched which programme in Andhra Pradesh to highlight the welfare and developmental initiatives of the government?
A.Maha Rath Yatra
B.Jan Dhan Yatra
C.Jana Chaitanya Yatra
D.Maha Jana YatraAnswer – C.Jana Chaitanya Yatra
The ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandrababu Naidu launched ‘Jana Chaitanya Yatra’ in Andhra Pradesh to highlight the welfare and developmental initiatives of the government. He also launched the membership drive of the party in Koppolu village in Prakasam district, with a target to achieve the one-crore mark from the present 50 lakh. Andhra Pradesh is the first Indian state of free India which was formed on purely linguistic basis in 1953.
- Which state became the First state to launched Cyber Police Stations in its each Districts on November 3, 2016?
D.MaharashtraAnswer – D.Maharashtra
Devendra Fadnavis led Maharashtra is the first state in the country which will have a cyber police station in each districts of the state announced by Home Department on November 3 , 2016. It is converting 42 state-of-the-art cyber crime labs into cyber police stations to take on cyber criminals. Cyber crime wing is setting up 51 cyber crime labs in Maharashtra. These include the 34 labs at the district level, seven at Inspector General’s offices, nine at Commissioner of Police offices and one lab at the state police headquarters.
- The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) runs the World Wide Web and has begun its 7days annual general meeting was held in which city?
D.New DelhiAnswer – B.Hyderabad
The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) runs the World Wide Web and has begun its 7days annual general meeting in Hyderabad. This is the first meeting after the US give up its operational authority over the internet in September last year.This is the second time India host the meeting after 2008. The conference would discuss transitional issues of internet governance, besides issues related to domain name system.
- Minister of Railways has inaugurated International Conference on Decarbonisation of Indian Railways was held in which city on November 3, 2016 ?
D.LucknowAnswer – A.New Delhi
Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has inaugurated the International Conference on Decarbonisation of Indian Railways – Mission Electrification in New Delhi on November 3, 2016. It was organised by Institution of Railways Electrical Engineer (IREE) in partnership with ASSOCHAM India. Indian Railways is looking forward to make Railways greener by electrifying another 24000 km of Rail Tracks to the existing 28000 km in the next few years. Energy demand of Indian Railways is expected to triple by 2030 from current levels to 49 billion units of electricity.
- What is the lowest tier rate for GST tax structure by the Goods and Services Tax (GST) council?
D.3%Answer – A.5%
GST Council approved a four-tier GST tax structure of 5%, 12%, 18% and 28%, with lower rates for essential items and the highest for luxury and de-merits goods that would also attract an additional cess. The lowest rate of 5% would be for common use items while there would be two standard rates of 12% and 18% under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime targetted to be rolled out from April 1, 2017. The highest tax slab will be applicable to items which are currently taxed at 30-31% (excise duty plus VAT).
- Who is named as the next Prime Minister of Lebanon ?
A. Michel Aoun
B. Saad Hariri
D.Najib MikatiAnswer – B. Saad Hariri
Former Prime Minister and leader of Lebanon’s Future Movement Saad Hariri was named as Lebanon’s new prime minister by the President Michel Aoun on November 3, 2016
- NASA has successfully finished building the largest space telescope. What is the name of that telescope ?
A.James Webb Space Telescope
B. Hubble Space Telescope.
C.Gran Telescopio Canarias
D.Large Synoptic Survey TelescopeAnswer – A.James Webb Space Telescope
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States has successfully finished building the largest space telescope — one that is 100 times powerful than the Hubble Space Telescope.The James Webb Space Telescope is the name of this telescope.