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  1.  Which State Government approved a new Information Technology (IT) Policy related to Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)?
    1. Assam
    2. Bihar
    3. Manipur
    4. Meghalaya
    5. Tripura
    Answer – 1. Assam
    Explanation

    Assam State Government approved a new Information Technology (IT) Policy.
    Under the new IT policy, companies involved in Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), companies engaged in software development and firms carrying out research will be provided financial support.

  2. What is TU142M related to?
    1. Fort
    2. Aircraft Museum
    3. Ships Museum
    4. Defence
    5. Navy
    Answer – 2. aircraft museum
    Explanation

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu laid the foundation stone for the TU142M aircraft museum in Visakhapatnam.
    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and Eastern naval command Chief Vice Admiral H.C.S.Bisht laid the foundation stone of the TU142M aircraft museum. This is being built at the Beach Road in Visakhapatnam. The Russian aircraft TU142M was decommissioned at INS Rajali in Tamil Nadu after 29 years. It was brought to Visakhapatnam on 8th April 2017 to be converted into a Museum.

  3. Which State Government has reduced the rate of interest on loan given to women and their self help groups (SHGs) under ‘Saksham Yojna’ from 6.5 per cent to 5 per cent?
    1. Tripura
    2. Uttarakhand
    3. Manipur
    4. Chhattisgarh
    5. Mizoram
    Answer – 4. Chhattisgarh
    Explanation

    Chhattisgarh State Government has reduced the rate of interest on loan given to women and their self help groups (SHGs) under ‘Saksham Yojna’ from 6.5 per cent to 5 per cent.This decision was taken by Chhattisgarh Women and Child Development Minister Ramsheela Sahu while chairing a meeting of ‘Chhattisgarh Mahila Kosh’ (CMK)’. Through various schemes, ‘Chhattisgarh Mahila Kosh’ (CMK) disburses easy term loans to women and SHGs in Chhattisgarh.

  4. Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan visited Tokyo, Japan and met Hiroshige Seko, the Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry of Japan to discuss the issues of bilateral engagement related to which sector?
    1. Banking Sector
    2. Satellites
    3. Hydrocarbon Sector
    4. Import& Export
    5. IT Sector
    Answer – 3. Hydrocarbon sector
    Explanation

    An Indian delegation led by Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan visited Tokyo, Japan from 17th – 18th October, 2017 to participate in LNG Producer- Consumer Conference 2017.Besides attending LNG Producer- Consumer Conference 2017, Pradhan also met Hiroshige Seko, the Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry of Japan. Both the ministers discussed issues of bilateral engagement in the hydrocarbon sector.

  5. Which is the top ranked institute in India according to QS Asia University Rankings 2018?
    1. SRM
    2. IIT Madras
    3. IIM
    4. IIT Trichy
    5. IIT Bombay
    Answer – 5. IIT Bombay
    Explanation

    Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) has emerged as top-ranked Indian institute in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings 2018. IIT Bombay has ranked 34th and is the only Indian institute to better its performance among the top 100 universities in QS Asia University Rankings 2018. It is to be noted that IIT Bombay was ranked 179th in the latest edition of QS World University Rankings.

  6. Name the countries which signed the IBSA Trust Fund Agreement that seeks to combat poverty in developing countries.
    1. India
    2. Brazil
    3. South Africa
    4. 1&2
    5. 1,2 & 3
    Answer – 5. 1,2 & 3
    Explanation

    India, Brazil and South Africa signed the IBSA Trust Fund Agreement that seeks to combat poverty in developing countries. On behalf of Indian Government, the agreement was signed by Minister of State for External Affairs, V K Singh, who led the Indian side at the 8th IBSA trilateral Ministerial Commission Meeting in Durban, South Africa. The meeting was also attended by Brazil’s Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira and South African Foreign Minister Maite Emily Nkoana-Mashabane.

  7. What are the services provided by Small Finance Banks? can provide basic banking service of acceptance of deposits and lending to unserved and underserved sections?
    1. Lending For Business & Educational Institutions
    2. Service of Acceptance of Deposits
    3. Lending To Unserved And Underserved Sections
    4. 1&2
    5. 2&3
    Answer – 5. 2&3
    Explanation

    Small finance banks are a type of niche banks that have been set up with an objective to further financial inclusion. Small Finance Banks can provide basic banking service of acceptance of deposits and lending to unserved and underserved sections. Some of the small finance banks are Capital Small Finance Bank, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank, Equitas Small Finance Bank, Suryoday Small Finance Bank, and Utkarsh Small Finance Bank are the other entities which have already commenced operations as Small Finance Bank.

  8. Name the US author who won 2017 Man Booker Prize.
    1. Ali Smith
    2. Fiona Mozley
    3. Auster
    4. George Saunders
    5. Emily Fridlund
    Answer – 4. George Saunders
    Explanation

    US author George Saunders has won 2017 Man Booker Prize for his novel ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’. George Saunders has become second American author to win this award. In 2016, Paul Beatty became the first American to win this award for his novel ‘The Sellout’.

  9. Who was honoured with Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award 2017?
    1. Vishwanathan Anand
    2. Amir Khan
    3. AR Rahman
    4. Jeetendra
    5. Javed Akhtar
    Answer – 5. Javed Akhtar
    Explanation

    Veteran writer and lyricist Javed Akhtar is to be honoured with the Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award on 26thOctober 2017. Javed Akhtar will be awarded Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award on the 28th anniversary of Hridayesh Arts and the 80thbirthday of veteran music composer Hridaynath Mangeshkar. Javed Akhtar will receive Rs.1,00,000 along with a memento. The programme is being presented to celebrate the 75 year old music career of singer Lata Mangeshkar.

  10. Which ministry was awarded Swachh Bharat Inter-Ministerial Award in Swachh Bharat National Award ceremony on Gandhi Jayanti, in New Delhi?
    1. Ministry of Fertilizers & Chemicals
    2. Ministry of AYUSH
    3. Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoPNG)
    4. Ministry of Civil Aviation
    5. Ministry of coal
    Answer – 3. Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoPNG)
    Explanation

    Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoPNG) was awarded Swachh Bharat Inter-Ministerial Award in Swachh Bharat National Award ceremony on Gandhi Jayanti, in New Delhi.The Swachh Bharat Inter-Ministerial Award was given by Minister of State, Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation S.S.Ahluwalia to MoPNG. The award was received by Senior Adviser (PNG). The award in the inter-Ministerial category was presented to MoPNG on the basis of the activities undertaken in the past three years.

  11. Which IT company wins the Customer Service Excellence Award 2017 by National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM)?
    1. Verizon
    2. Cognizant
    3. HCL
    4. CCNA Networking
    5. CSS Corp
    Answer – 5. CSS Corp
    Explanation

    CSS Corp, a US-headquartered IT services and technology support company, has won the Customer Service Excellence Award 2017 by National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM). CSS Corp was selected for this award in the transformation category for creating additional revenue generation opportunities for clients globally by leveraging its proprietary tech support and analytics platforms.

  12. Which International Airport (RGIA) has ranked No. 1 in the Airports Council International’s (ACI) service quality survey in the category of 5 to 15 million passengers per annum?
    1. New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport
    2. Goa’s Dabolim International Airport
    3. Manglore’s Manglore International Airport
    4. Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
    5. Banglore’s Kempegowda International Airport
    Answer – 4. Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
    Explanation

    Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) has ranked No. 1 in the Airports Council International’s (ACI) service quality survey in the category of 5 to 15 million passengers per annum.On a scale of 1 to 5, Hyderabad airport’s score improved from 4.4 in 2009 to 4.9 in 2016. RGIA was opened in year 2008 and is operated by GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL).

  13. Who is appointed as the Lokayukta (Ombudsman) of the Madhya Pradesh government?
    1. Jeevan Bhawan
    2. Naresh Kumar
    3. Bhagat
    4. Dasgupta
    5. Nawal Kishore
    Answer – 2. Naresh Kumar
    Explanation

    Madhya Pradesh government appointed Naresh Kumar Gupta as the Lokayukta (Ombudsman) of the state. Naresh Kumar Gupta was appointed as Lokayukta of Madhya Pradesh. He is a retired judge of Madhya Pradesh High Court. The post of Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta had been vacant since June 2016 after the retirement of PP Naolekar, former Justice of Supreme Court.

  14. Who has promised India to provide the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System(EMALS) technology for aircraft carriers?
    1. USA
    2. China
    3. Russia
    4. Canada
    5. Japan
    Answer – 1. USA
    Explanation

    Trump Government has promised to provide the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System(EMALS) technology to India for aircraft carriers.When Obama was the President, India had earlier expressed its interest to acquire EMALS. EMALS also weighs less, is expected to cost less and require less maintenance, and can launch aircraft that are heavier or lighter.

  15. What is the main objective of www.odisha.data.gov.in?
    1. Connecting People for their petitions
    2. Transfering BPL fund
    3. Sharing data with people
    4. Details about Pension
    5. Employment details
    Answer – 3. Sharing data with people
    Explanation

    Odisha’s Chief Secretary A P Padhi inaugurated the portal www.odisha.data.gov.in. He asked the data officers of all departments to upload information of their respective departments on the website within a week.
    This Government data Portal has been launched with the main objective of sharing data with people. Various service delivery departments like health & family welfare, education, women & child development were asked to upload their data on the platform.

  16. Income Tax department launches ______ to answer taxpayer queries?
    1. Feedback Method
    2. Websites Queries
    3. Face To Face
    4. Online Chat
    5. Ofline App
    Answer – 4. online chat
    Explanation

    The Income Tax Department has launched an ‘online chat’ service for taxpayers to seek answers to their basic queries and doubts relating to direct tax issues.
    A window has been hosted on the main page of the income tax department’s website —www.incometaxindia.gov.in/ — with an icon stating ‘Live Chat Online – ask your query.’ A team of experts from the department and independent tax practitioners have been assigned to answer the general queries of a taxpayer.

  17. Name the cricketer on whom BCCI imposed life ban which was restored by the Kerala High Court.
    1. Ajay Sharma
    2. S Sreesanth
    3. Muhammed Azaruddin
    4. Ajay Jadeja
    5. Manoj Prabakar
    Answer – 2. S Sreesanth
    Explanation

    The Kerala High Court restored life ban imposed on cricketer S.Sreesanth by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The Kerala high court delivered its verdict that, for the time being, Sreesanth cannot play for the Kerala Ranji team and also cannot participate in practice sessions at any place that comes under the control of the BCCI or any State cricket association.

  18. Who among the following won Pulitzer price twice?
    1. Naresh Kumar
    2. Saleem Malik
    3. Richard Wilbur
    4. Hansie Cronje
    5. Henry Williams
    Answer – 3. Richard Wilbur
    Explanation

    Richard Wilbur, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator died in Belmont, Massachusetts, US. Richard Wilbur was 96 years old. He was born in New York in 1921. As a teenager, his poem about a nightingale was published in John Martin’s Magazine. He received numerous literary honors, including the National Book Award and two Pulitzer Prizes, for “Things of This World,” and “New and Collected Poems”.

  19. Who is Ram Singh Yadav, who passed away recently?
    1. MP
    2. Journalist
    3. MLA
    4. Poet
    5. Actor
    Answer – 3. MLA
    Explanation

    Mr. Ram Singh Yadav, Congress MLA of Shivpuri (Madhya Pradesh) passed away on 18thoct 2017 after a sudden heart attack.The 74 years old, was living with his wife and two children. He was also popularly known as “Dadaji” among his supporters, was also holding the post of Shivpuri District Congress president.

  20. Who is Ram Singh Yadav, who passed away recently?
    1. MP
    2. Journalist
    3. MLA
    4. Poet
    5. Actor
    Answer – 3. MLA
    Explanation

    Mr. Ram Singh Yadav, Congress MLA of Shivpuri (Madhya Pradesh) passed away on 18thoct 2017 after a sudden heart attack.The 74 years old, was living with his wife and two children. He was also popularly known as “Dadaji” among his supporters, was also holding the post of Shivpuri District Congress president.

  21. “Beyond the Dream Girl” is the biography of which actress?
    1. Hema Malini
    2. Kajol
    3. Priyanka Chopra
    4. Deepika Padukone
    5. Rani Mukerjee
    Answer – 1. Hema Malini
    Explanation

    Deepika Padukone launched the biography of veteran actress Hema Malini named ‘Beyond the Dream Girl’ in Mumbai. The biography of Bollwood actress Hema Malini titled ‘Beyond The Dream Girl’, is written by Ram Kamal Mukherjee. It was unveiled on Hema Malini’s 69th birthday by Bollwood actress Deepika Padukone. The biography’s foreword has been written by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Hema Malini’s daughters Esha and Ahana Deol were also present at the launch.

  22. Which Rajya Sabha MP was inaugurated The AYUSH Festival of Stamps 2017 at Maquinez Palace in Panaji, Goa on October 17, 2017? 
    1.Vinay Tendulkar
    2. Lal Sinh Vadodia
    3. Ahmed Patel
    4. Sanjiv Kumar
    5. Swapan Dasgupta
    Answer – 1.Vinay Tendulkar
    Explanation

    The AYUSH Festival of Stamps 2017 was inaugurated by Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Tendulkar at Maquinez Palace in Panaji, Goa on October 17, 2017.