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  1. According to a report titled “Levels and Trends in Child Mortality 2017”, India’s ______% of new-born is dying.
    1. 90%
    2. 10%
    3. 40%
    4. 80%
    5. 50%
    Answer – 5. 50%
    ExplaAs per a report titled “Levels and Trends in Child Mortality 2017”, India along with Pakistan, Nigeria, Congo and Ethiopia is responsible for half of all new-born deaths in the world.This report has been authored by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO), World Bank Group and United Nations. Estimates of under-five, infant and neonatal mortality have been presented in this report.nation


  2. Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated Odisha’s first PNG (Piped Natural Gas) project in which part of Odisha?
    1. Cuttack
    2. Bhubaneswar
    3. Khordha
    4. Puri
    5. Ganjam
    Answer – 2. Bhubaneswar
    Explanation

    Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated Odisha’s first PNG (Piped Natural Gas) project in Bhubaneswar. This PNG supply project is a part of ‘Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga’ pipeline project. It has been inaugurated almost six months ahead of its deadline of March 2018. The target of the project is to provide one crore PNG connections in the state by 2020, of which, Ministry expects to cover a major portion of the city by the end of year 2019.

  3. On which day, the Gujarati New Year was celebrated by the Gujaratis?
    1. A day after Diwali
    2. A day before Diwali
    3. Navarathri day
    4. On Uttarayan day
    5. On Janmashtami
    Answer – 1. A day after Diwali
    Explanation

    The Gujarat celebrates its New Year a day after Diwali. The Gujarati New year is also called Bestu Varas. It is celebrated on the first day of the Kartik month in the Shukla Paksha. The Gujarati New Year or Bestu Varas is also called Varsha-pratipada or Padwa. People cleaned their houses, prepared rangolis and wore new clothes and offered pujas at the temples. The most important work of the day was the beginning of the new accounting books for businesspersons.

  4. Which State government will organise a four days international seminar on Global Ayurveda?
    1. Tamil Nadu
    2. Goa
    3. Kerala
    4. Odisha
    5. Sikkim
    Answer – 3. Kerala
    Explanation

    The State government will organise a four days international seminar and Global Ayurveda meet in Kochi on February 2018 .
    The organisers of this seminar are B G Abhilash, Jabir Uralloor, N P Rajiv, K Pushavelli and Manoj Kaloor. This meet includes seminars, road shows, awareness campaigns, free health camps for women and children. The main fous of this seminar will be showcasing Kerala’s achievements in health tourism, healthcare and ayurveda, she said after inaugurating the Ayurveda Day celebrations the other day.


  5. National Research Centre for Banana (NRCB) has signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) with which State Government to develop technologies relating to banana production?
    1. Gujarat
    2. Madhya Pradesh
    3. Kerala
    4. Arunachal Pradesh
    5. Andhra Pradesh
    Answer – 5. Andhra Pradesh
    Explanation

    National Research Centre for Banana (NRCB) has signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) with Andhra Pradesh State Government to develop technologies relating to banana production. The MoC was signed between Andhra Pradesh’s Industries and Commerce Department Secretary M.Girija Shankar and NRCB Director S. Uma in presence of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. As per the terms of MoC, NRCB will serve as a ‘knowledge partner’ to Andhra Pradesh State Government in developing technologies towards value chain management, supporting banana export, organic production and waste utilisation.

  6. What movement is launched by the Environmental activists in Mumbai to protect over 3,000 trees from being axed in Aarey Colony where Mumbai Metro Corporation is planning to construct a car shed?
    1. Swadeshi Movement
    2. Namantar Andolen Movement
    3. Anti Corruption Movement
    4. Deforestation Movement
    5. Chipko Movement
    Answer – 5. Chipko Movement
    Explanation

    Environmental activists in Mumbai launched Chipko movement to protect over 3,000 trees from being axed in Aarey Colonywhere Mumbai Metro Corporation is planning to construct a car shed. Activists of Aarey Conservation Group, people in the locality and school children, protested by embracing the trees and appealed to the government to reconsider its decision to build a car shed in Aarey Colony.

  7. Which state restores special family pension for widows of govt employees killed by terrorists?
    1. Punjab
    2. Haryana
    3. Kerala
    4. Andhra Pradesh
    5. Karnataka
    Answer – 1. Punjab
    Explanation

    Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh restored the Special Family Pension for widows of government employees killed by extremists. The scheme was revoked in 2016 by the erstwhile Shiromani Akali Dal Government. Restoring this scheme was one of the pre-poll promises made by Captain Amarinder Singh before the February 2017 State elections.

  8. Section 247 of the Companies Act 2013 is related to ________ .
    1. Sexual Harassment
    2. Valuation by Registered Valuers
    3. Government Institutions
    4. Real Estates
    5. BPL
    Answer – 2. Valuation by Registered Valuers
    Explanation

    The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has issued a notification on commencement of Section 247 of the Companies Act, 2013 (Valuation by Registered Valuers) with effect from 18th October, 2017.The Rules, provide regulations for Registration of Valuers, and to conduct valuation, under the Companies Act, 2013. Individuals, partnership entities and companies can act as valuers under the Companies Act after getting registered with an authority specified by the government.

  9. As per an internal circular of Kerala Information and Public Relations Department, what are the two words that will not be used in its official communications?
    1. Kurumbas and Harijan
    2. Dalit and Kadars
    3. Dalit and Harijan
    4. Koragas and Kattunaikans
    5. Kadars and Cholanaikkans
    Answer – 3. Dalit and Harijan
    Explanation

    As per an internal circular of Kerala Information and Public Relations Department, words ‘Dalit’ and ‘Harijan’ will not be used in its official communications.
    This circular is based on the directive from Kerala State Commission for Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) Chairman Justice PN Vijayakumar. This directive has been issued to curb the growing influence of casteism in the state.


  10. Which country’s parliament approves country’s first budget since 2005 ?
    1. Egypt
    2. Syria
    3. Cyprus
    4. Palestine
    5. Lebanon
    Answer – 5. Lebanon
    Explanation

    Lebanon’s parliament approved country’s first budget in 12 years. This budget is aimed towards reforming the fragile economy and preventing rising debt from becoming a crisis-like situation.Political crisis gripped Lebanon since assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri in 2005, thereby preventing successive government from passing the budget.

  11. Where is world’s first floating wind farm located?
    1. Finland
    2. Norway
    3. Sweden
    4. Scotland
    5. Indonesia
    Answer – 4. Scotland
    Explanation

    World’s first floating wind farm located over 15 miles off the coast of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire in Scotland has started generating electricity.
    Work of setting up this wind farm started in July 2017. The turbines used in this wind farm have been towed all the way from Norway by Norwegian multinational company named Statoil which has developed this wind farm. The farm consists five 6MW turbines. It is expected that this floating wind farm will generate 135GWh of electricity each year.


  12. In which Indian cities National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) has decided to set up centres of excellence to better learn AI ?
    1. Hyderabad
    2. Banglore
    3. Mumbai
    4. 1&2
    5. 2&3
    Answer – 4. 1&2
    Explanation

    Software industry association National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) is setting up centres of excellence on artificial intelligence (AI) and data sciences for a better understanding on the emerging technologies. The centres of excellence are being set up in Bengaluru and Hyderabad. Work related to mapping the resources available in India for developing AI will be carried out at these centres.These centres will also promote AI-based start-ups and will enlist global best practices including regulatory aspects.

  13. Which country imposed antidumping duty against PTFE resin from India?
    1. Russia
    2. Japan
    3. USA
    4. Cuba
    5. Pakistan
    Answer – 3. USA
    Explanation

    The US has initiated an antidumping duty investigations against the import of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin from India and China, according to the US Department of Commerce.These investigations were started based on petitions filed by the Chemours Company on September 28. The U.S. Department of Commerce said had done the investigation into whether imports of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin from India and China were being dumped on the U.S. market.

  14. Who received 2017 World Food Prize Laureate Award?
    1. Maria Andrade
    2. Robert Mwanga
    3. Jan Low
    4. Ayodeji Adesina
    5. Howarth Bouis
    Answer – 4. Ayodeji Adesina
    Explanation

    DR. AKINWUMI AYODEJI ADESINA,the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), will be recognized as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate.
    He was Nigeria’s former Minister of Agriculture and rural development. Through his roles over the past two decades with the Rockefeller Foundation, at the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), and as Minister of Agriculture of Nigeria, Dr. Adesina has been at the forefront of galvanizing political will to transform African agriculture through initiatives to: expand agricultural production, thwart corruption in the Nigerian fertilizer industry and exponentially increase the availability of credit for smallholder farmers across the African continent.


  15. 15. What is the term of office of the Solicitor General of India?
    1. 5 years
    2. 3 years
    3. 10 years
    4. 6 years
    5. 2 years
    Answer – 2. 3 years
    Explanation

    Purpose – Indian government’s chief legal advisor, and its primary lawyer in the Supreme Court of India. Term length is 3 years

  16. Who is the new, youngest-ever Prime Minister of New Zealand?
    1. William Pitt
    2. George Duke
    3. Viscount Palmerston
    4. William Ewart
    5. Jacinda Ardern
    Answer – 5. Jacinda Ardern
    Explanation

    New Zealand Labour Party’s leader Jacinda Ardern is set to become youngest-ever female Prime Minister of New Zealand.September 2017 elections in New Zealand returned a hung Parliament and uncertainty prevailed as to who shall be the next Prime Minister of New Zealand. However, Winston Peters, the leader of NZ First party has announced his party’s support to Ardern in a coalition government. A coalition government comprising New Zealand Labour Party, NZ First and Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand will now come to power under the leadership of Jecinda Ardern.

  17. What is the new feature updated in WhatsApp?
    1. Whatsapp Map
    2. Multiple Video Calling
    3. Conference Calling
    4. Live Location Sharing
    5. Merging Calls
    Answer – 4. Live location sharing
    Explanation

    WhatsApp rolled out the option to share “live location” for its users.
    The “live location” sharing feature of WhatsApp enables a user to let a contact or a group trace his/her location or movement on a map in real time for a defined window of time. This is different from the current “share location” feature which shares a static location. Like the static location, live location also will be visible only to the contacts or groups the user chooses to share it with.


  18. Which is the world’s oldest commissioned warship?
    1. HMS Victory
    2. USS Philadelphia
    3. USS Constitution
    4. Peggy
    5. USS Texas
    Answer – 3. USS Constitution
    Explanation

    The refurbished “USS Constitution” which is world’s oldest commissioned warship sailed again on October 20, 2017. USS Constitution’s ride from Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, US to Fort Independence on Castle Island marks 220th anniversary of its launch as well as U.S. Navy’s 242nd birthday.
    This will be its first sail since October 2014. ‘USS Constitution’ was named by the first President of United States, George Washington. USS Constitution’s nickname is “Old Ironsides”.


  19. Which is the World’s Deepest Lake?
    1. Caspian Sea
    2. Vostok
    3. Tanganyika
    4. Malawi
    5. Baikal
    Answer – 5. Baikal
    Explanation

    the world’s deepest lake, Siberia’s Lake Baikal, containing 22–23% of the world’s fresh surface water, is in deep trouble.
    One-fifth of all non-frozen fresh water in the world is located in a single Russian lake, Baikal. It is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is home to more than 3,600 species of plants and animals. It is the only source of the omul fish, a type of salmon fish.


  20. Scientists have discovered a new species of gecko from the Eastern Ghats. Gecko is a type of _______
    1. Spider
    2. Pig
    3. Lizard
    4. Squirrel
    5. Snake
    Answer – 3. Lizard
    Explanation

    According to a paper published in the taxonomic journal Comptes Rendus Biologies, a team of scientists have discovered a new species of gecko (lizard) from the Eastern Ghats. This new species of gecko is being referred to as Kanger valley rock gecko. Its scientific name is Hemidactylus kangerensis. It was discovered at Chhattisgarh’s Kanger Ghati National Park by a team led by Zeeshan Mirza of the National Centre for Biological Sciences.

  21. Which country tops the ICC ODI ranking in cricket?
    1. India
    2. Australia
    3. New Zealand
    4. Pakistan
    5. South Africa
    Answer – 5. South Africa
    Explanation

    India lost its number 1 status in ICC ODI rankings to South Africa, following South Africa’s win over Bangladesh in an ODI match.
    According to the updated ICC ODI rankings, after South Africa’s 104-run win over Bangladesh in the second ODI in Paarl, South Africa has occupied the number 1 rank in ODI. It has pushed India to the second place. India and South Africa have identical 120 points. India has been placed second on the basis of decimal points.


  22. Which magazine features the first transgender model as its playmate?
    1. Stardust
    2. Elle Now
    3. Women’s Era
    4. Femina
    5. Playboy
    Answer – 5. Playboy
    Explanation

    Men’s magazine Playboy has featured its first ever transgender model as ‘playmate’ centerfold in its November 2017 issue. Playboy has featured its first ever transgender ‘playmate’ centerfold in its November 2017 issue. This has been done in a move to create way for all women including transgenders in fashion and other sectors.

  23. Who is the first South Korean to carry Olympic Games flame 2018?
    1. Park Ji-Sung
    2. Lee Eun Ju
    3. Park Tae Hwan
    4. Inbee Park
    5. Kim Yuna
    Answer – 1. Park Ji-Sung
    Explanation

    Greek Olympic committee announced that, Champions League winner Park Ji-sung will be the first South Korean to carry the flame for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.
    Park Ji-sung is 36 years old. He has won several titles with Manchester United and Eindhoven before retiring. He will be the second torchbearer in Olympia, after Greece’s Nordic skier Apostolos Aggelis at the start of the Greek relay.The ceremony is on 24th October 2017. At the ceremony, a torch will be lit by the sun’s rays using a parabolic mirror. It will start the countdown to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.


  24. Where did the World skills competition 2017 taka place?
    1. Abu Dhabi
    2. China
    3. Singapore
    4. Malaysia
    5. Dubai
    Answer – 1. Abu Dhabi
    Explanation

    Indians Mohit Dudeja and Kiran bagged a silver and a bronze medal respectively at the World skills competition 2017 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
    World skills competition 2017 was held in Abu Dhabi. Over 1,300 candidates from 59 countries participated. Competitions were conducted in 51 skill categories.


  25. Who is the French legend Danielle Darrieux?
    1. Director
    2. Journalist
    3. Fashion Designer
    4. Actor
    5. Singer
    Answer – 4. Actor
    Explanation

    Danielle Darrieux, one of France’s long time and glamourous film stars died, at the age of 100, at her home near Paris.
    Danielle Darrieux became unwell recently, after she had fell down. She died at her home in Bois-le-Roi, near Paris in France. Danielle Darrieux was born in Bordeaux in 1917. Her first movie was “Le Bal”. She was only 14 years old at that time.


  26. When is World Statistics Day observed all over the world?
    1. October 21
    2. October 22
    3. October 20
    4. October 15
    5. October 29
    Answer – 3. October 20
    Explanation

    World Statistics Day was celebrated for the first time on 20th October 2010 throughout the world. The United Nations Statistical Commission declared 20th October as World Statistics Day. Around 103 countries celebrate a National Statistics Day, including 51 African countries that jointly celebrate African Statistics Day annually on 18 November. UN urged all Member States to organize related activities not only in cooperation with all institutes of the national statistical systems, but also with researchers, academia, media and other users of statistics on World Statistics Day.