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  1. Where is Kandla Port Trust located?
    1. Maharashtra
    2. Gujarat
    3. Sikkim
    4. Tamil Nadu
    5. Kerala
    Answer 2. Gujarat
    Explanation Government-owned Kandla Port Trust has received environment clearance for setting up a smart industrial port city in Kutch, Gujarat As per the proposal, smart industrial port cities will be set up at two separate sites in Gandhidham city, (in Kutch district of Gujarat). These industrial port cities would house about 35,700 residential flats, schools and parks, and would generate jobs for more than 60,000 people.

  2. Where did the Prime Minister lay foundation stone for the capacity expansion of theMundra-Delhi petroleum product pipeline, and a greenfield marketing terminal project of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)?
    1. Vadodara
    2. Bhavnagar
    3. Junagadh
    4. Rajkot
    5. Ahmedabad
    Answer 1. Vadodara
    Explanation PM laid foundation stone for the capacity expansion of the Mundra-Delhi petroleum product pipeline, and a greenfield marketing terminal project of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), at Vadodara. He also laid the foundation stones of an integrated transport hub, regional water supply schemes, housing projects, and a flyover.

  3. Which State Government had proposed to build the Hirasar Greenfield Airport, as the existing airport in Rajkot is small ?
    1. Gujarat
    2. Jammu Kashmir
    3. Karnataka
    4. Odisha
    5. West Bengal
    Answer 1. Gujarat
    Explanation Gujarat State Government had proposed to build the Hirasar Greenfield Airport, as the existing airport in Rajkot is small and the earlier plan to extend the current runway could not be carried out as it involved high land cost. Hirasar Greenfield Airport Project will be developed by Gujarat State Aviation Infrastructure Company Ltd (GSAICL). Estimated project cost is over Rs 1400 crore

  4. Which Board of Gujarat has executed the ‘roll-on-roll-off’ (ro-ro) ferry service between Ghogha in Saurashtra and Dahej in south Gujarat, which was inaugurated by PM?
    1. Gujarat Marketting Board
    2. Vadodara Muncipality Board
    3. Gujarat Electricity Board
    4. Gujarat Maritime Board
    5. Gujarat Railways Board
    Answer 4. Gujarat Maritime Board
    Explanation Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first phase of the ‘roll-on-roll-off’ (ro-ro) ferry service between Ghogha in Saurashtra and Dahej in south Gujarat.
    Chief Minister Mr.Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Mr.Nitin Patel were also present during the launch. Mr.Modi said that, this is the first of its kind project not only in India but also in South-East Asia. Gujarat Maritime Board has executed the ro-ro project. This project has been carried out with funds of Rs.615 crore.

  5. Which city of Telengana will host the CFSI’s International Children’s Film Festival ?
    1. Nalgonda
    2. Karimnagar
    3. Adilabad
    4. Hyderabad
    5. Khammam
    Answer 4. Hyderabad
    Explanation The 20th International Children’s Film Festival (ICFFI) is to be held in Hyderabad between 8 and 14 November 2017. The International Children’s Film Festival (ICFFI) festival is also called ‘The Golden Elephant’. It is being organised by Children’s Film Society, India (CFSI). It will be hosted by the Telangana government jointly with CFSI and the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

  6. The Bijepur lift irrigation project in Odisha is named after whom?
    1. Poet Biju Patnaik
    2. Scholar Bidhu Bhusan Das
    3. Artist Anu Chowdary
    4. Actor Arindam Roy
    5. Poet Gangadhar Meher
    Answer 5. Poet Gangadhar Meher
    Explanation The Bijepur lift irrigation project was approved in the cabinet meeting chaired by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The Bijepur lift irrigation project is named after renowned poet Gangadhar Meher. The project is estimated for Rs.1246 crore. It will be completed by March 2018. Water will be drawn from Hirakud dam through Baragarh main canal into Barihapalli secondary storage structure. From secondary structure, water will be delivered to the command area.

  7. Who is the Union Minister who went on an official visit to Bangladesh on an invitation by Bangladeshi counterpart, AH Mahmood Ali ?
    1. Smriti Rani
    2. Sushma Swaraj
    3. Arun Jaitley
    4. Sushri Uma Bharathi
    5. Menaka Sanjay Gandhi
    Answer 2. Sushma Swaraj
    Explanation Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was on an official visit to Bangladesh on 22nd and 23rd October 2017.This visit of Ms. Swaraj was on invitation by Bangladeshi counterpart, AH Mahmood Ali. Ms. Sushma Swaraj co-chaired the fourth Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) meeting with Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali in Dhaka. On October 23, 2017, Ms. Sushma Swaraj opened the new chancery complex of the Indian High Commission in Dhaka. Swaraj had lit the ceremonial lamp to mark the opening of this complex

  8. Why 400 out of the 13,000-odd industrial training institutes (ITIs) have been being de-affiliated by the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship ?
    1. Poor infrastructure
    2. No proper training personalities
    3. No proper equipments
    4. None of these
    5. All the above
    Answer 5.All the above
    Explanation 400 out of the 13,000-odd industrial training institutes (ITIs) have been being de-affiliated by the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. The 400 ITIs have been de-affiliated on basis of quality inspection which revealed that these institutes did not have requisite infrastructure and trainers for imparting vocational training to students. ITIs play an instrumental role in administering Government’s vocational training programmes.

  9. Which Indian company has emerged as the largest passenger cars exporter for the April –September 2017 period?
    1. Maruti Suzuki
    2. TATA Motors
    3. Ashok Leyland
    4. Mahindra & Mahindra
    5. Eicher Motors
    Answer 1. Maruti Suzuki
    Explanation According to the latest data by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), Maruti Suzuki India has emerged as the largest passenger cars exporter from India for the April –September 2017 period. As per the latest data by SIAM, Maruti exported 57300 units of passenger cars in the first half of the ongoing fiscal, which marks a 6% growth as compared to 54008 units exported in the same period of previous fiscal year.
    Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL) lost its position of No. 1 exporter of passenger vehicles as it shipped only 44,585 units in April –September 2017 period.

  10. How many US firms visited Uttar Pradesh under the aegis of US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) which was called as US in UP?
    1. 30
    2. 100
    3. 150
    4. 26
    5. 5
    Answer 4. 26
    Explanation On October 23, 2017, 26 major American companies headed by Aircraft Manufacturer Boeing interacted with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adtiyanath to explore investment opportunities in the state. This interaction has been given the tagline ‘US in UP’. The delegation comprising representative from 26 US firms visited Uttar Pradesh under the aegis of US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF). USISPF focuses on creating strong strategic partnership between the US and India and promotes bilateral trade.

  11. Who is the new CEO OF HSBC in India?
    1. Chandra Kochhar
    2. Aditya Puri
    3. Jayant Rikhye
    4. Shikha Sharma
    5. Vijay Jasuja
    Answer 3. Jayant Rikhye
    Explanation The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) appointed Jayant Rikhye as the Chief Executive Officer for India operations.
    He will take charge as CEO on 1st December 2017. He will succeed Stuart Milne, who held the CEO position for five years. Jayant Rikhye joined the HSBC in 1989. He is currently the head of international markets, Asia Pacific. Rikhye has worked across various divisions in HSBC, including corporate banking in Taiwan, institutional fund services in Hong Kong and head of securities services for the Middle East and North Africa, based in the United Arab Emirates.

  12. Which Former AC Milan football star was elected as the new mayor of Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital?
    1. Lucas Biglia
    2. Suso
    3. Gianlugo Donnarumma
    4. Leonardo Bonucci
    5. Kakha Kaladze
    Answer 5. Kakha Kaladze
    Explanation Georgia announced that, former AC Milan football star Kakha Kaladze had been elected as the mayor of its capital Tbilisi.
    Georgia’s election administration said that, Kakha Kaladze won 51% of the vote in municipal election of its capital Tbilisi. Hence, Kaladze has been made as the mayor of Tbilisi. Kakha Kaladze is 39 years old. He has played for AC Milan football team between 2001 and 2010. He has played for Dynamo Kiev and Dinamo Tbilisi teams and has also captained Georgia’s national team.

  13. Why World Health Organisation (WHO) withdraws Mugabe’s goodwill ambassador title?
    1. Corruption
    2. Abuse of power
    3. He was so cruel
    4. 1&2
    5. 2&3
    Answer 4. 1&2
    Explanation Robert Mugabe has been criticized for corruption and abuse of power. Since early 2000s, European Union and United States have imposed sanctions on Robert Mugabe and his allies for human rights abuses and for causing the erosion of democratic institutions. On October 22, 2017, World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that it has withdrawn the appointment of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as the goodwill ambassador for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Africa.

  14. Who won the United States Grand Prix 2017 at Austin, Texas, United States?
    1. S Vettel
    2. K Raikkonen
    3. Lewis Hamilton
    4. M Verstappen
    5. V Bottas
    Answer 3. Lewis Hamilton
    Explanation Lewis Hamilton won the 2017 United States Grand Prix at Austin, Texas, United States. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton started from 72nd pole position. He finished in the 1st position in the race. This is his ninth win in 2017 and fifth win in Texas and the 62nd win of his career. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel came 2nd in the race.

  15. Which Indian cricketer became the highest run-scorer after 200 ODIs?
    1. Hardick Pandya
    2. Virat Kohli
    3. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
    4. Sachin Tendulkar
    5. Suresh Raina
    Answer 2. Virat Kohli
    Explanation During the one day international (ODI) match between India and New Zealand at Wankhede stadium, Mumbai, Virat Kohli became the highest run-scorer after 200 ODIs. During his innings in this match against New Zealand, Virat’s total runs scored in ODIs reached 8888 mark and thereby overtook South Africa captain AB de Villiers, who has 8621 runs after 200 ODIs. In this match, Virat also accomplished another feat of becoming the second batsman (after AB de Villiers) to score a hundred in his 200th ODI.
    8888 runs scored by Virat include 31 centuries and 45 fifties.

  16. Who wins Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2017?
    1. Marc Marquez
    2. V Rossi
    3. M Vinales
    4. J Zarco
    5. C Crutchlow
    Answer 1. Marc Marquez
    Explanation Marc Márquez Alentà who was born on 17 February 1993 is a Spanish Grand Prixmotorcycle road racer and three-time MotoGP world champion. Márquez races for Honda’s factory teamsince his MotoGP debut in 2013. Nicknamed the “Ant of Cervera” He is one of four riders to have won world championship titles in three different categories, after Mike Hailwood, Phil Readand Valentino Rossi. Marquez is a five-time World Champion (1 each in the 125cc and Moto2 classes, plus 3 in MotoGP), and was the youngest rider ever to be crowned king of the premier class.

  17. By defeating whom India won its 3rd Hockey Asia Cup title?
    1. Malaysia
    2. Singapore
    3. USA
    4. China
    5. Russia
    Answer 1. Malaysia
    Explanation India beat Malaysia by 2-1 in the finals and won the Asia Cup hockey championship for the third time, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. India has won the 2017 Men’s Hockey Asia Cup. India’s previous Hockey Asia Cup titles were won in 2003 at Kuala Lumpur and 2007 at Chennai. At the finals against Malaysia India scored goals through Ramandeep Singh (third minute) and Lalit Upadhyay (29th). Malaysia fought back and scored a goal in the 50th minute through Shahril Saabah.

  18. Which team was honoured as the best team in the Youth International Championships Balkan Open 2017 at Sofia, Bulgaria?
    1. USA Youth team
    2. UK Football Team
    3. Scotland Football Team
    4. Russian Hockey Team
    5. Indian Youth Team
    Answer 5. Indian Youth team
    Explanation India’s junior women boxers won eight medals, including four gold, in the third Youth International Championships Balkan Open 2017 at Sofia, Bulgaria.
    The Indian junior women boxers have won 4 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze medals in the third Youth International Championships Balkan Open 2017. Also, the Indian youth team was honoured as the best team in the championship.

  19. Who is Shankaracharya Madhavashram Maharaj?
    1. Scholar
    2. Journalist
    3. Politician
    4. Singer
    5. Actor
    Answer 1. Scholar
    Explanation Badrikashram Jyotirpeeth Shankaracharya Swami Madhavashram ji Maharaj passed away in Chandigarh.
    Shankaracharya Madhavashram Maharaj passed away in Chandigarh. He was staying in Chandigarh after suffering a paralytic attack about two years ago. He was 76 years old. He was a Sanskrit scholar. His body was brought to Uttarakhand on 21st October 2017 and was given a ceremonious burial (bhoo- samadhi) at an ashram in Rishikesh.

  20. When is International Stuttering Awareness Day observed all over the world?
    1. 23rd September
    2. 24th December
    3. 25th October
    4. 22nd October
    5. 12th November
    Answer 4. 22nd October
    Explanation On 22nd October 2017, International Stuttering Awareness Day was observed all over the world.
    The theme for International Stuttering Awareness Day 2017 is ‘A World That Understands Stuttering’. Since 1998, every year on October 22 International Stuttering Awareness Day is celebrated. This day is intended to raise public awareness of the millions of people (one percent of the world’s population), who have the speech disorder of stuttering, also known as stammering. The International Stuttering Association has been conducting online conference since 2013.This year’s online conference was conducted from 1st October to 22nd October 2017.

  21. Pobitora wildlife sanctuary is famous for its great Indian ____________?
    1. Ostrich
    2. One horned Rhino
    3. Piggy swag
    4. Deer
    5. Wild Cat
    Answer 2. One horned Rhino
    Explanation Pobitora is mainly famous for its great Indian One-horned rhinoceros. Besides rhinoceros, the other animals are leopard, wild boar, Barking deer, wild buffalo etc. Assam’s Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is also home to more than 2000 migratory birds and various reptiles. It is also an Important Bird Area. In Pobitora wildlife sanctuary, there are now around 93 rhinos, a ten per cent increase over the last six years. These 93 rhinos are surviving on merely 16 square kilometre area of the park.