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  1. Which state has passed the Industrial Disputes regarding lay off of employees?
    1. Assam
    2. Hyderabad
    3. Tamil Nadu
    4. Kerala
    5. MP
    Answer – 1- Assam
    Explanation

    Assam passed the Industrial Disputes (Assam Amendment) Bill, 2017, regarding lay off of employees, in Guwahati. Industrial Disputes Assam Amendment Bill, 2017:The law enables employers to lay off up to 300 employees without prior permission from the government. The employee count has been increased from 100 to 300.The law is said to increase the ease of doing business. As, employers are hesitant to recruit more number of employees because when the employee count increases more than 100, there would be problems during lay off. The Government has decided to increase the compensation of a labourer from the current 15 days salary to up to 60 days salary.

  2. North-East calling festival has inaugurated by MoS Jitendra Singh in which state?
    1. Rajasthan
    2. Hyderabad
    3. New Delhi
    4. Kerala
    5. HP
    Answer – 3 – New Delhi
    Explanation

    Minister of State in the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh will inaugurate the “North East Calling” festival in New Delhi on 9th of Sept. 2017.The two-day event is being organised by the Ministry of DoNER under its Destination North East series for this year.The purpose of the event is to promote the art, culture, heritage, cuisine, handicrafts, business and tourism of North East India.

  3. Name of the state in India leads in new tax registration under GST regime?
    1. HP
    2. Maharashtra
    3. New Delhi
    4. UP
    5. West Bengal
    Answer – 5- West Bengal
    Explanation

    According to the reports, the national average is 23%; Bengal leads the pack with as high as 77% in new tax registration under the GST regime in India. As per the reports, about 245,000 people in the state are tax payers while the number in the country stands at around 8 million. States such as Gujarat and Maharashtra are behind West Bengal in GST registration. The figures were disclosed by Mr Arvind Singh, the new principal commissioner of GST & CX, eastern region. The figures were disclosed at a session titled “Democratisation of Services” on the second of the two-day ICT East organized by CII.

  4. Under what scheme Government of India has planned to enroll 80 lakh kids?
    1. School chalo Abhiyan
    2. Sukhanya Samriddhi Scheme
    3. Beti Bachao Beti Padhao
    4. Midday meal scheme
    5. UDAN
    Answer – 1- . School chalo Abhiyan
    Explanation

    Union Human Resource Development Minister Mr.Prakash Javadekar announced that Government would implement ‘School Chalo Abhiyan’ scheme in 2018, in New Delhi.The ‘School Chalo Abhiyan’ scheme was announced during a seminar on Literacy Day.This scheme has been introduced in order to enroll students who have dropped out from school.The scheme aims to enroll 70 to 80 lakh students around the country.If the scheme succeeds it would gain India 100 % literacy status. India has already seen a good development in the field of literacy. Since Independence, literacy rate has increased from 18 % to 81%.

  5. How much amount has been allotted for all the river linking projects in Maharashtra for the next two years under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) by Central Government?
    1. Rs.50000 crore
    2. Rs.100000 crore
    3. Rs.80000 crore
    4. Rs.60000 crore
    5. Rs.45000 crore
    Answer – 4- Rs. 60000 crore
    Explanation

    Union Water Resources Minister Mr.Nitin Gadkari and Chief Minister of Maharashtra Mr.Devendra Fadnavis announced a project to link rivers in Maharashtra, in Mumbai.Two major river linking projects in Maharashtra – Par-Tapi-Narmada and Damanganga-Pinjal worth Rs.20,000 crore are about to start.Central Government is to allocate funds of Rs.60,000 crore altogether for all the river linking projects in Maharashtra for the next two years under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY).

  6. Who flagged off women crew ‘Navika Sagar Parikrama’of Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini at the INS Mandovi naval training near Panaji?
    1. Nirmala Sitharaman
    2. Rajnath Singh
    3. Manohar Parikar
    4. Arun Jaitley
    5. Piyush Goyal
    Answer – 1- Nirmala Sitharaman
    Explanation

    The Indian Navy’s woman team has embarked on a circumnavigation of the globe, with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on 10th of Sept. 2017.The Indian Navy calls it a “historic” day for the country.Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba were also present on the occasion.The minister flagged off the first such expedition by the Indian Navy, ‘Navika Sagar Parikrama’, at a ceremony at the INS Mandovi naval training base, Panaji Goa.The six-member women crew will circumnavigate the globe on an India-built sail boat, INSV Tarini, which is being captained by Lt Commander Vartika Joshi.

  7. How much penalty SEBI has fined to Pearls Agrotech Corporation Limited( PACL) and its four directors?
    1. Rs.5464 crore
    2. Rs.7654 crore
    3. Rs.2434 crore
    4. Rs.2234 crore
    5. Rs.5678 crore
    Answer – 3- Rs.2434 crore
    Explanation

    Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) had imposed Rs 2,423 crore fine on PACL Ltd( Pearls Agrotech Corporation Limited) and its four directors for illegal fund mobilisation through various schemes.PACL group, which had collected money in the name of real estate projects among other schemes, was asked by SEBI nearly three years ago to refund Rs. 49,100 crore to the investors.According to the SEBI Rs 49,100 crore was mobilised by PACL over 15 years through unregistered collective investment schemes in violation of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992, and SEBI (Collective Investment Schemes) Regulations, 1992.

  8. Where is the Head Quaters of Exide Life Insurance?
    1. Rajasthan
    2. Hyderabad
    3. New Delhi
    4. Kerala
    5. HP
    Answer – 2 – Hyderabad
    Explanation

    Exide Life Insurance has announced a partnership with Punjab & Maharashtra Co-operative Bank (PMC Bank) to offer its protection and savings products to the existing customers.

  9. Which two big insurance companies have got approval for Initial Public Offering from SEBI?
    1. ICICI Lombard and SBI Life insurance
    2. HDFC Life Term plan
    3. IDBI and Yes Bank
    4. Bajaj Alliance
    5. IDFC
    Answer – 1- ICICI Lombard and SBI Life insurance
    Explanation

    ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company and SBI Life Insurance gets SEBI approval for Initial Public Offering.SBI Life Insurance has received approval from the Securities and Exchange Board of India for an IPO of up to Rs 8,400 crore ($1.3 billion), with launch targeted for the September 20-22 period.The IPO will involve 120 million secondary shares, or 12% of the insurer’s equity capital.State Bank of India, which currently owns 70.1% of the insurer, will sell 80 million shares and BNP Paribas Cardif, holder of a 26% stake, will sell 40 million.

  10. Which company has allowed one-time password for opening online insurance account?
    1. DSB
    2. IDFC
    3. IRDAI
    4. Mobiwik
    5. Paytm
    Answer – 3- IRDAI
    Explanation

    Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI) announced usage of OTP (One Time Password) for opening e-Insurance Account (eIA) as an alternative to electronic signature, in New Delhi.IRDAI said that in order to facilitate the opening of e-Insurance Account (eIA) through online or electronic means, the authority has permitted validation by One Time Password (OTP).Now, e-signature of the e- insurance account (eIA) holder on the application form for opening the account is considered as a valid authentication.Also IRDAI has permitted the e-KYC (Know Your Customer)facility offered by UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) which provides unique Aadhaar numbers.

  11. Who bagged NR Madhava Menon Best Law Teacher Award?
    1. VC Vivekanandan
    2. AB Rohatgi
    3. TK Vishwanathan
    4. Mohan Peiris
    5. Tahir Mahmood
    Answer – 5- Tahir Mahmood
    Explanation

    Tahir Mahmood has received the prestigious Prof N R Madhava Menon Best Law Teacher Award as part of the Law Teachers’ Day celebrations.The function was organised by the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) and Menon Institute of Legal Advocacy Training (MILAT).Prof N R Madhava Menon and SILF President Lalit Bhasin has given the awards to the recipients.

  12. Which organization has tested Anti Tank Guided Missile-NAG?
    1. ISRO
    2. NASA
    3. DRDO
    4. Civil defence organitation
    5. Swedish Armed force
    Answer – 3- DRDO
    Explanation

    The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully flight tested India’s indigenously developed third generation Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) ‘Nag.The missile was tested in a desert in the western sector of Rajasthan on 9th Sept. 2017.According to the reports, ATGM Nag successfully hit both targets under different ranges and conditions with very high accuracy as desired by the armed forces..Nag has been successfully flight tested twice by the DRDO against two different targets and the missile can hit a target up to 7 km.

  13. Find out the US Air force which has launched Super Secret mini shuttle.
    1. SpaceX
    2. Boeing X-37
    3. X-37B
    4. Hush mini shuttle
    5. X-345
    Answer – 1- SpaceX
    Explanation

    SpaceX has launched the US Air Force’s super-secret space shuttle announced on 7th Sept. 2017 & a technology tester capable of spending years in orbit.According to a SpaceX launch controller The Falcon has safely landed. An unmanned Falcon rocket blasted off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center.It’s the fifth flight for one of these crewless mini shuttles, known as the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle.This is the first time SpaceX has provided a lift for the experimental mini-shuttle.

  14. Who has launched the book Hit Refresh?
    1. Mark Zukerberg
    2. Satya Nadella
    3. Sachin Bansal
    4. Jeff Bezos
    5. JackMa
    Answer – 2- Satya Nadella
    Explanation

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has launched his first book named Hit Refresh. The book includes the inside story of the company’s continuing transformation, Nadella’s own personal journey, Vision for the coming wave of intelligent technologies.The book goes on sale globally on 26th September and is available for pre-order. Satya Nadella will donate all proceeds from Hit Refresh to Microsoft Philanthropies.

  15. Who has won Malaysian Squash meet?
    1. Harinder Pal Sandhu
    2. Saurav Ghosal
    3. Joshna Chinappa
    4. Janet Vidhi
    5. Siddhartha Suchde
    Answer – 1- Harinder Pal Sandhu
    Explanation

    Harinder Pal Sandhu has won the Malaysian Squash Tour. This is his 21st consecutive international match to win in a row.He beat Malaysia’s Mohammed Syafiq Kamal to win the final match.
    The tournament was held in in Kuala Lumpur.

  16. Himalayan Day is being observed on which date across Uttarakhand?
    1. 12 September
    2. 11 September
    3. 8 September
    4. 9 September
    5. 2 September
    Answer – 4- 9 September
    Explanation

    Himalayan Day will be observed across the country on 9th September and the main programme will be held in Dehradun. Himalayan Day would be observed at 400 venues across the country to highlight its importance. The theme for this year is ‘Contribution of Himalayas and Our Responsibility.

  17. When was the first World suicide Prevention Day observed?
    1. 10th September 2002
    2. 10th September 2003
    3. 10th September 2004
    4. 10th September 2005
    5. 10th September 2006
    Answer – 2- 10th September 2003
    Explanation

    This year’s theme is ‘Take a minute, change a life.’This is the 15th World Suicide Prevention Day.The day was first observed in 2003, as an initiative of the International Association for Suicide Prevention and the World Health Organization.Every year, more than 8,00,000 people die by suicide and 65,000 people make a suicide attempt.International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)and World Health Organization (WHO) play an important role in promoting this day.

  18. Who shared a picture of his space exploration startup SpaceX’s first full-body spacesuit in Instagram on 8th September 2017?
    1. Elon Musk
    2. Evan G. Greenberg
    3. Jeff Bezos
    4. Brian Moynihan
    5. Dennis Muilenburg
    Answer – 1.Elon Musk
    Answer –
    Explanation

    On 8th September 2017, CEO of SpaceX Billionaire Elon Musk shared a picture of his space exploration startup SpaceX’s first full-body spacesuit on Instagram.