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- India Afghanistan Second Strategic Partnership Council Meeting 2017 held in which state of India?
2. New Delhi
4. Himachal Pradesh
5. Jammu & KashmirAnswer – 2. New Delhi
The second Strategic Partnership Council meeting between two nations was held at New Delhi. As a part of the meeting, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and her Afghan counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani held talks on wide- ranging topics. The Strategic Partnership Council discussed a range of bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest and shared understanding and convergence of views on them.
- Whose statue was unveiled at West Bengal’s Naval Area Headquarters?
1. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
2. Mahatma Gandhi
3. Bhagat Singh
4. Lal Bhadur Sahtri
5. Bhim Rao AmbedkarAnswer – 1. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
An eight-foot bronze statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was unveiled at the Naval Area headquarters of West Bengal by Vice Admiral HCS Bisht, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command in the presence of Professor Krishna Bose, Netaji’s niece-in-law and chairperson of Netaji Research Bureau. Several dignitaries attended the statue opening ceremony including Consul-General of Japan in Kolkata Masayuki Taga.
- Where was the World Congress of Optometry started?
5. HyderabadAnswer – 5. Hyderabad
The second World Congress of Optometry began in Hyderabad. It was inaugurated by State Health Minister C. Laxma Reddy.It was organised in partnership with the Asia Pacific Council of Optometry (APCO) and the India Vision Institute (IVI).The theme of the conference is “Accessible, quality vision and eye health”.The aim of the congress is to give unique opportunity for anyone in the eye health sector including community and hospital practitioners, researchers, academics and students.
- In which district first phase of 65 MW Kashang Hydel Project has launched in Himachal Pradesh?
5. BilaspurAnswer – 4. Kinnaur
Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh inaugurated first phase of 65 MW Kashang Hydel Project in the tribal Kinnaur district. Kashang Project is being executed by Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (HPPCL).It is a 195 MW project (three units of 65 MW each).The project commenced in 2009.Due to some rehabilitation disputes pending in the National Green Tribunal, only 65 MW power was being produced presently. The project affected areas would be provided 100 units free electricity per month once the project was commissioned completely and self-employment opportunities have been provided for them by taking funds from Local Area Development Fund (LADF).
- National Pension System has raised age limit to how many years?
1. 70 years
2. 60 years
3. 62 years
4. 65 years
5. 55 yearsAnswer –4. 65years
The PFRDA chairman Hemant Contractor announced at a conference in Delhi that the upper age limit for joining the National Pension System (NPS) has been raised to 65 years from the current 60.The announcement by PFRDA will allow more people to come under the pension cover as currently only 15-16 per cent of employees in India are covered by pension.
- Which Ministry has organized State Startup Conference in New Delhi?
1. Commerce & Industry Ministry
2. HRD Ministry
3. Textile Ministry
4. Urban Development Ministry
5. Home MinistryAnswer – 1. Commerce & Industry Ministry
The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) organized the 2nd States’ Startup Conference at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra, New Delhi.
State Startup Conference: Participants: Venture Capitalists (VCs), Incubators, Accelerators, Banks, etc. and over 100 Startups from all over India. Issues regarding incubation facilities in India, role of State Government in arranging funds and making regulations easier for Startups were discussed.
- Regional Research Institute of Homeopathy has been inaugurated by Shripad Naik at which place?
5. HPAnswer – 2. Agartala
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH Shripad Naik has inaugurated the Regional Research Institute of Homoeopathy (RRI) in Agartala, Tripura, as part of the government’s plan to strengthen health services and propagate traditional systems of medicine in North-Eastern states.This is the 3rd homoeopathic regional research institute in the North Eastern region and the first with own land and building.RRI is among the nine institutes functioning under the Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH).
- Fifth EAS Economic Ministers’ Meeting held at which place?
5. ChinaAnswer – 1. Philippines
5th East Asia Summit Economic Ministers Meeting was held in Pasay City, Philippines. Chairperson: Mr.Ramon M. Lopez, Secretary of Trade and Industry of Philippines
Participants: Economic Ministers from all ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Member States (AMS), Australia, China, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, the Russian Federation and the United States.Members of ASEAN were congratulated on the 50th Founding Anniversary of ASEAN, by other EAS ministers.The Ministers supported the strong trade and investment relations among the EAS countries.Global economic growth is predicted to increase to 3.5 % in 2017.
- Name of the bank has signed an agreement with Bharat Financial Inclusion to analyze a potential merger between the two companies?
1. HDFC Ergo
2. ICICI Bank
3. Axis Bank
4. IndusInd Bank
5. Yes BankAnswer – 4.IndusInd Bank
The board of directors of IndusInd Bank signed an agreement with Bharat Financial Inclusion to analyse a potential merger between the two companies. IndusInd Bank and Bharat Financial Inclusion have signed an exclusive agreement.The agreement is about discussion of merger between both the companies.The agreement states that the information of the discussion would be confidential and terms conditions would be finalized for the proposed merger.
- How much additional capital is needed for Indian banks to satisfy all the banking rules of global Basel III norms, by March 2019 according to Fitch Ratings?
1. $ 36 billion
2. $ 65 billion
3. $ 79 billion
4. $100 billion
5. $ 70 billionAnswer – 2. $ 65 billion
Fitch Ratings declared that Indian banks will need an additional capital of $65 billion in order to satisfy all the banking rules of global Basel III norms, by March 2019.Indian banks will need an additional capital of $65 billion by March 2019.State-run banks account for 95% of the capital.Fitch warns that Indian lenders have limited options to raise the capital. Stressed loans in Indian banks make a record $150 billion, with most of them in the state-run banks.Unless NPL (non-performing loan) are resolved it is not possible for the state-run banks to recover the capital.The reasons for this are low common equity ratios and provisioning requirements for new loans.
- Mother Dairy ties up with which Government for processing plant?
1. UP Government
2. Gujarat Government
3. Maharashtra Government
4. Kerala Government
5. MP GovernmentAnswer – 3. Maharashtra Government
Mother Dairy ties up with Maharashtra Government for processing plant
On 11th September 2017, The Maharashtra government and Mother Dairy Fruit and Vegetable Private Limited, a subsidiary of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), announced the signing of a MoU, in Mumbai. The MoU is about a lease agreement to set up plant for the processing of milk and milk products.The MoU states that a dairy development initiative would begin in Vidarbha and Marathwada to provide access to milk producers to markets in Nagpur and Mumbai.Nagpur dairy which is on lease would be transferred elsewhere
- Karnataka has tied up in innovation field for start-up incubation with which country?
5. GermanyAnswer – 1. Finland
Karnataka & Finland in innovation tie up for start-up incubation
On 11th September 2017, Karnataka Department of Information Technology (IT) and Biotechnology (BT) signed a MoU with the Embassy of Finland, in Bengaluru. The innovation co – operation between Karnataka and Finland is called Karnataka–Finland Innovation Corridor.It offers a virtual platform that enables the exchange of information and expertise in the fields of science, research, innovation and skill development.
- Who will be receiving BAI’s first Lifetime Achievement Award?
1. Pullela Gopichand
2. Sachin Tendulkar
3. Prakash Padukone
4. Kapil Dev
5. Virat KohliAnswer – 3. Prakash Padukone
Prakash Padukone to receive BAI’s first Lifetime Achievement Award.On 11th September 2017, Badminton Association of India (BAI) announced that it would award its first Lifetime Achievement Award to Prakash Padukone, in Kochi. The announcement was made by BAI president Dr.Himanta Bishwa Sarma during BWF World Senior Championships, in Kochi. A grand ceremony would be organized in Delhi to honour Prakash Padukone with the award.He would be awarded a cash prize of Rs.10 lakh and a citation.
- Which company has appeared in annual list of Fortune Top 50 companies that changed the world?
4. Sun Pharma
5. WiproAnswer – 2. TCS
TCS makes it to Fortune 50 List of Companies That Changed the World
On 11th September 2017, TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) appeared in Fortune’s annual list of the Top 50 companies that are changing the world.
- Which Indian woman has been announced for prestigious Balzan Prize?
1. Bina Agarwal
2. Sikha Sharma
3. Indu Jain
4. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
5. Indra NooyiAnswer – 1. Bina Agarwal
Indian economist Ms.Bina Agarwal, has been announced as Balzan Prize winner in the gender studies category for her “heroic” work studying women’s contributions to agriculture in India.She is a professor at the University of Manchester, United States of America.Recipients would receive 7,50,000 Swiss francs ($790,000). In which half of the amount must be used for research. Mr.James Allison of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Mr.Robert Schreiber of the Washington University School of Medicine were announced Balzan award for their work on antibody treatments that has increased the survival of patients with metastatic melanoma.
- When will United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation Day observed?
1. 12 Sept.
2. 18 Sept.
3. 20 Sept.
4. 21 Sept.
5. 2 Sept.Answer – 1. 12 Sept.
On 12th September 2017, United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation is observed.The United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation celebrates the economic, social and political developments made in recent years by regions and countries in the South.The Global South-South Development Expo 2017 would be hosted by Turkey, in Antalya from 27th to 30th November 2017.The theme would be “South-South Cooperation in the Era of Economic, Social and Environmental Transformation: Road to the 40th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action (BAPA+40)”.
- Who won the ITF Futures tournament 2017?
1. Sumit Nagal
2. Colin van Beem
3. Pete Sampras
4. Stan Wawrinka
5. Pat RafterAnswer – 1. Sumit Nagal
On 9th September 2017, Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal won the ITF Futures tournament, in Chennai.S R Subramaniam Memorial ITF Futures tournament was held on 9thSeptember 2017, in Chennai. Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal and Netherland tennis player Colin van Beem met in the finals. He defeated Colin van Beem by 6-3, 6-0 in the finals of the singles match and won the title.
- Name the online platform has been launched by FSSAI for food inspection & sampling.
5. FoSoCRISAnswer – 2. FoSCoRIS
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) launched an online platform named ‘FoSCoRIS’, in New Delhi. FoSCoRIS is an online web-based platform where data related to inspection, sampling and test result data would be shared by all the officials.The purpose of this project is to be bring transparency in food safety inspection and sampling.This would eliminate discrepancy and make food safety officers accountable.This would simplify the process of sample collection, increase transparency and traceability.
- Which company has acquired London-based product design firm Brilliant Basics?
5. MicrosoftAnswer – 1. Infosys
Infosys announced that it has acquired London-based product design firm Brilliant Basics.About the acquisition: Infosys has acquired Brilliant Basics for 7.5-million pounds (approx Rs 63 crore) in an all-cash deal. Through this acquisition Infosys has extended its digital design services network to Europe and the West Asia. Infosys has expanded its worldwide network of ‘Digital Studios’ that provides services for global clients in end-to-end digital transformation. It has improved the company’s expertise in financial services, retail and telecommunication sectors.
- Who has won US Open Tennis in Men’s Single?
1. Novak Djokovic
2. Roger Federer
3. Rafael Nadal
4. Andy Murray
5. Stan WawrinkaAnswer – 3. Rafael Nadal
US Open Tennis was held from 22nd August 2017 to 10th September 2017, on hard courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, in New York. It was the 137th edition of the US Open Tennis and the 4th and final Grand Slam event of 2017. It was run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).