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- How many pacts have been signed between India and Belarus to expand cooperation?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 3.10
Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Belarus President A.G. Lukashenko signed 10 pacts to expand cooperation in wide range of areas and decided for a joint collaboration in manufacturing and in defence sector under the ‘Make in India’ programme. MoU in the Field of Vocational Education and Training.Agreement on Scientific and Technical Cooperation between Indian National Science Academy (INSA) and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. MoU for Cooperation in Agricultural Research and Education. Cooperation in the field of culture for 2018-2020.
- Under whom the 5 member Group of Ministers (GoM ) has been constituted to monitor and resolve IT challenges faced in GST implementation?
1. Sushil kumar Modi & Hasmukh Adhia
2. Rajiv Kumar & Sushil kumar Modi
3. Hasmukh Adhia & Rajiv Mehershi
4. Dinesh Sharif & Rajiv Kumar
5. Atul Kumar & Dinesh Sharif
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 1- Sushil kumar Modi & Hasmukh Adhia
Ministry of finance has constituted a 5 member Group of Ministers (GoM) and a Committee on Exports to look into the difficulties faced on the implementation of GST.
The Group of Ministers (GoM) :-
Purpose : To monitor and resolve IT challenges faced in implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST). The GoM will be assisted in its work by the Chairman, Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) and the Chief Executive Officer, GSTN. It Chaired by Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, Shri Sushil Kumar Modi.
- India’s first advanced Homoeopathy Virology lab inaugurated in which state of India?
3. Jammu & Kashmir
4. Uttar Pradesh
5. Madhya Pradesh
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 2. Kolkata
The Union Minister of State for AYUSH (Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) Mr.Shripad Yesso Naik inaugurated India’s first State of art virology laboratory at Dr.Anjali Chatterjee Regional Research Institute for Homoeopathy in Kolkata.The cost for establishment of this laboratory is Rs.8 crore. This is the first laboratory in India for conducting basic and fundamental research in Homoeopathy for viral diseases like influenza, Japanese encephalitis, dengue, chickunguniya and swine flu.
- Which country is going to produce world’s most expensive coffee?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 4- India
India has started producing ‘Civet Coffee’ the most expensive coffee in the world, in Karnataka.Civet Coffee is made from the feces of a species of cat called ‘Civet Cat’.Coffee plantation is done close to the forest.Civet cats eat the flesh of the coffee cherries and digest the coffee beans as whole. This induces a flavour into the coffee beans.The coffee beans are then collected from the feces of the Civet Cat.They are cleaned, processed and Civet Coffee is produced from that.
- Who is going to inaugurates Conference on Sustainable Landscapes & Forest Ecosystems?
1. Dr.Harsh Vardhan
2. Smirti Irani
3. Nitin Gadlkari
4. Rajnath Singh
5. Piyush Goyal
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 1. Dr.Harsh Vardhan
Dr.Harsh Vardhan inaugurates Conference on Sustainable Landscapes & Forest Ecosystems.On 12th September 2017, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated a two-day conference on “Sustainable landscapes and forest ecosystems: Theory to Practice”, in New Delhi. improve the capacity of REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) in India.
- Under Supreme Court how much month ‘cooling off’ period for granting divorce can be waived?
1. 3 months
2. 5 months
3. 7 months
4. 6 months
5. 9 months
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 4. 6 months
The Supreme Court declared that the 6-month ‘cooling off’ period for granting divorce can be waived, in New Delhi.The Supreme Court declared that the 6 month cooling off period under the Hindu Marriage Act for getting divorce is not mandatory. The local judges can decide about waiving off that period.Currently, if a Hindu couple applies for divorce, the couple has to wait for 18 months to get the divorce. Where they have to spend 12 months in separation and the next 6 months is considered as cooling off period.
- Which portal has launched by govt. to support and showcase potential ideas and talent from inner India.The National Informatics?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 1. OpenGovDataHack
Explanation: The Ministry for Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has launched a nationwide hackathon‘OpenGovDataHack’ to support and showcase potential ideas and talent from inner India.The National Informatics Centre (NIC) and the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) have collaborated to conduct the hackathon at Jaipur, Chennai, Noida, Bhubaneswar, Patna, Hyderabad and Surat.The hackathon aims to enable participants develop their ideas into apps and infographics primarily by the use of open government data.
- Who has appointed as first female President of Singapore without election?
1. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
2. Dilma Rousseff
3. Halimah Yacob
4. Laura Chinchilla
5. Mary Robinson
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 3. Halimah Yacob
Ms.Halima Yacob was declared as the first ever female President of Singapore, in Singapore.Ms. Halimah Yacob was selected as the President without election.Ms. Halimah Yacob will take power as Singapore’s 8th President on 14th September 2017.She is 63 year old. She was the first female Speaker of Parliament in 2013, in Singapore.Out of the three presidential candidates only she was given certificate of eligibility for the post.
- Which organization has imposed tough sanctions on North Korea?
2. World Bank
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 4. UN
The UN Security Council imposed strong sanctions on North Korea, to ban its textile exports and reduce fuel provided to it, in Washington.The UN Security Council unanimously voted to declare sanctions on North Korea to ban its textile exports and reduce 30 % of oil supplied to it.This sanction was declared as a result of North Korea’s sixth and largest nuclear test on September 2017.UN member states are now ordered to block imports of textiles from North Korea.Fuel supply to North Korea has been reduced by 2 million barrels a year. The only way for North Korea to escape from this political isolation is to stop destructive nuclear testing.
- RBI has introduced the coin of which denomination to mark MG Ramachandran birth centenary?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 1. Rs.100
RBI will introduce Rs 100 coins to mark the birth centenary of MG Ramachandran. He was the AIADMK founder and former chief minister of Tamil Nadu.The Rs 100 coin will be 44 millimeter in diameter, with a metal composition of silver (50%), copper (40%), nickel (5%) and zinc (5%).The standard weight of Rs 100 coin will be 35 grams. The obverse of the Rs 100 coin will bear “Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar” in the centre, with the legend “Satyamev Jayate” inscribed below in Devnagari.
- Which Payments Bank partners with NPCI for RuPay digital card?
1. Idea Cellular Payment Bank
2. Paytm Payment Bank
3. Reliance Payment Bank
4. Bharti Airtel Payment Bank
5. HDFC Payment Bank
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 2. Paytm Payment Bank
Paytm Payments Bank (PPB) has partnered with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) tolaunch a RuPay-powered digital debit card Through the PPB Digital debit card customers will now be able to transact at all merchants who accept credit and debit cards.The RuPay-powered digital debit card will be issued to all customers who have opened their bank accounts with PPB.Existing Paytm users need to complete a KYC process to become an account holder with PPB.The debit card will have the facility to come with a free insurance cover of up to Rs. 2 lakh in the case of death or permanent total disability.
- SK Telecom of Korea tied up with which company for advanced telecom network in India?
1. Idea Cellular
4. Bharti Airtel
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 4. Bharti Airtel
Telecom operator Bharti Airtel has announced a partnership with South Korean telecom operator SK Telecom to build the most advanced telecom network in India.The companies will work towards building an enabling ecosystem for the introduction of these technologies.Under the partnership, both the companies will work across several areas including developing bespoke software to improve network experience, leveraging advanced digital tools and building customized tools to improve network planning based on every customer’s device experience.
- Who is appointed as Principal Deputy Press Secretary in US?
1. Raj Shah
2. Sunil Mehta
3. Gaurav saini
4. Ankur Mittal
5. Shailesh Pandey
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 1. Raj Shah
US President Donald Trump has appointed Indian-American Raj Shah as Principal Deputy Press Secretary in US. Shah has served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Communications Director.Shah was born and raised in Connecticut and his parents migrated to the US in 1980s.Shah was Director of Opposition Research in the Republican National Committee before moving to the White House.Trump has also appointed Hope Hicks as his Communications Director. Hicks previously served as Assistant to the President and Interim Communications Director.
- Who has honoured with Krishi Pragati Award 2017 by NCDEX?
2. Arjun Ram
3. Gaurav saini
4. Saurav Mittal
5. Shailesh Pandey
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 1. Raghunandan
Raghunandan Industries Private Limited was awarded Krishi Pragati Award 2017, by National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX), in New Delhi.The Krishi Pragati Award 2017 has been awarded to appreciate the outstanding contribution made by Raghunandan Industries in the area of Agricultural Commodities.Mr.Ram Vilas Paswan, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Mr.Arjun Ram Meghwal, Union Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs gave away the award to Mr.Saurabh Mittal, Founder & MD of Raghunandan Money.
- Which Bank becomes the second most valuable company on BSE?
1. ICICI Bank
2. HDFC Bank
3. Yes Bank
5. Canara Bank
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 2. HDFC Bank
HDFC Bank became the second most valuable company in BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange), in India, in terms of market capitalization. Reliance Industries is in the 1st place currently. HDFC has replaced TCS in the 2nd position now. HDFC and TCS were in close competition. During the close of trade on 12th September 2017, HDFC’s share had higher value than TCS.Market value of HDFC has increased in value by 53 % this year.
- LGBT rights activist Edith Windsor passed away. She hails from which country?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 1. USA
Gay rights activist Edith Windsor, whose same-sex marriage fight led to a landmark US ruling, passed away on 12 September 2017. She was 88.
It was Windsor’s efforts that Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013, granting same-sex married couples federal recognition for the first time.
About Edith Windsor.Born on 20 June 1929, Edith “Edie” Windsor was an American lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights activist.
- Which player of Asian Games gold medalist has banned for eight years?
1. Sakshi Malik
2. Jitu Rai
3. Joshnna Chinappa
4. Sania Nehwal
5. Priyanka Panwar
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 5. Priyanka Panwar
Asian Games gold medalist Priyanka Panwar was suspended for eight years after she tested positive for a banned performance enhancing drug, in New Delhi. Priyanka Panwar a 29 year old Indian athlete won gold medal in 4x400m women’s relay at the 2014 Asian Games.She had tested positive for a banned stimulant during a national inter-state athletics competition in 2016.The suspension was announced by suspension by National Anti Doping Agency’s (NADA) disciplinary panel.
- Which survey of India releases first compendium of animal species in Indian Sundarbans?
1. Botanical Survey
2. Zoological Survey
3. Life Science Survey
4. Species Survey
5. Botanical Garden Survey
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 2. Zoological Survey
Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has released its first compendium named ‘Fauna of Sundarban Biosphere Reserve in Indian Sundarbans’. The compendium has been released in a motive to improve research and exploration activities in Sunderbans. The compendium details the fauna of Sunderbans. It contains information about the animal species living there.
- Which species is reintroduced into Amrabad Tiger Reserve?
1. Mouse deer
5. Snow Leopard
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 1. Mouse deer
A few mouse deer were released into Amrabad Tiger Reserve, near Mannanur, in Mahbubnagar district of Telengana. Eight mouse deer (spotted Chevrotain) were bred at the Nehru Zoological Park, in Hyderabad, by Telengana government. These 8 mouse deer were released into the forest.That includes 2 males and 6 females. The release of these mouse deers into the forest have been made as a move towards improving bio diversity.The mouse deer is an endangered species.They reduced in number due to poaching activities and the destruction of habitat.They usually live in evergreen forests.
- Which company has partnered with IRCTC, provides online payment services to IRCTC users?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 1. PayU
Payment gateway provider PayU announced its collaboration with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), in New Delhi. PayU and IRCTC have joined hands to provide users a safe and secure option to make payment for rail tickets booked on the IRCTC website.Now PayU is available as a payment option under the Multiple Payment Services or MPS option on the IRCTC website at the payment page.While booking ticket, users can click on this option to pay using PayU.
- Which company wins “Container Terminal of the Year” Award 2017?
1. Reliance Energy
2. Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT)
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 2.Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT)
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT) was awarded “Container Terminal of the Year” Award, in Mumbai.JNPCT was given the award in ‘The Gateway Awards 2017’ held at Mumbai.This is the 10th edition of the Gateway Awards.The award was received by Mr.Neeraj Bansal, Deputy Chairman of JNPCT.The Gateway Awards are given to appreciate best practices, innovation and motivation in the Indian Maritime industry.JNPCT was awarded the ‘Container Terminal of the Year’ award for its excellent strategies to reduce congestion, smooth delivery of containers and renovation of infrastructure to carry out trade even in unfavourable conditions.