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- Which of the ministry permits m-Aadhar as one of the prescribed proofs of Identity for Rail Travel Purpose?
1. Ministry of Railways
2. Textile Ministry
3. Ministry of Commerce and Industry
4. Ministry of Home Affairs
5. Finance Ministry
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 1.Ministry of Railways
Railway Ministry has decided to permit m-Aadhar as one of the prescribed proofs of Identity for Rail Travel purpose in any reserved class.Its a mobile application launched by UIDAI in which a person can download his/her Aadhar Card.It can be done only on the mobile number to which Aadhar has been linked.For showing Aadhar, the person has to open the app and enter his/ her password to show the Aadhar Card. This should be accepted as proof of identity in any reserved class over Indian Railways.
- Which organization rolls out application process for institutes seeking status of eminence?
1. Education ministry
2. University Grants Commission
3. Central board of secondary investigation
4. National Informatics Centre
5. Ministry of Home Affairs
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 2. University Grants Commission
The University Grants Commission(UGC) announced the beginning of a 90-day application process for public and private universities to seek the status of institutions of eminence, which will provide them freedom from the regular regulatory mechanisms. Twenty institutions (10 public and 10 private) will be given this status with the aim of making it in par with world-class institutions.
- How much worth has been estimated for the first bullet train project will be set up in Vadodara?
1. 500 crores
2. 600 crores
3. 200 crores
4. 150 crores
5. 300 crores
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 2. 600 crores
Managing Director of National High-Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRC) Achal Khare informed that high-speed rail training centre worth 600 crore for the first bullet train project will be set up in Vadodara. This centre will come up on the five hectares of land inside the National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR) . The training centre will have a sample track fitted with the overhead electrical systems to enable testing of bullet trains that will run on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route. This centre is expected to become operational by December 2020.
- Which state is going to open India’s first transgender-exclusive clinics?
2. Tamil Nadu
5. New Delhi
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 3. Kerala
Kerala’s Health minister K.K. Shylaja announced that kerla is planning to open India’s first transgender-exclusive clinics at government medical colleges across the state.As a part of the state’s Transgender Policy 2015, this move has been undertaken by the state’s Health and Social Justice departments, in collaboration with Legal Services Society with an aim to make the state’s health sector transgender-friendly.The first clinic will be set up at the government medical college of Kottayam within the next two months and will be one of the two clinics to provide the sex-change surgery.
- Which Indian cricketer has launched Mission 24 to develop the poorest ward in Mumbai?
1. Virat Kohli
2. MS Dhoni
3. Sachin Tendulkar
4. Rahul David
5. Saurav Ganguly
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 3. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar launches Mission 24 to develop the poorest ward in Mumbai
On 12th September 2017, Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar launched Mission 24 —to improve the quality of life in one of Mumbai’s poorest wards, in Mumbai. The project is carried out by NGO Apnalaya and Mumbai’s Municipal body – BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation).They would work for the next 24 months on M-East, Mumbai’s poorest ward. It has the maximum of the slum population in Mumbai.BMC Commissioner Mr.Ajoy Mehta said that apart from improving the standard of schools in the slum areas, initiatives would be taken to improve the overall quality of education. BMC has already set its priorities for the next 2 years for various wards in Mumbai.
- Name of the cabinet has cleared Electric Vehicle & Energy Storage Policy 2017 with a clear plan to make its city the electric vehicle capital of India.
1. Karnataka Cabinet
2. Rajasthan Cabinet
3. New Delhi Cabinet
4. Maharashtra Cabinet
5. Manipur Cabinet
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 1. Karnataka Cabinet
Karnataka Cabinet has cleared Karnataka Electric Vehicle & Energy Storage Policy 2017 with a clear plan to make Bengaluru the electric vehicle capital of India.The policy main aim is to reduce pollution.The key objective of the Policy is to maintain the lead share of Karnataka as a preferred destination for attracting investments in manufacture of Electric Vehicle and to attract investments of Rs 31,000 crore and create 55,000 jobs.
- Which organization has signed MoU with Airports Authority of India to develop Kolkata, Lucknow airports?
1. Afghan Trade and Development Agency
2. Japan Trade and Development Agency
3. Canada Trade and Development Agency
4. U.S. Trade and Development Agency
5. Denmark Trade and Development Agency
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 4. U.S. Trade and Development Agency
U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) signs MoU with Airports Authority of India ( AAI) to develop Kolkata, Lucknow airports.The US Trade and Development Agency has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Airports Authority of India announced on 13th of Sept. 2017.The MoU has been signed to support a 20-year master plan aimed at expansion of operational capacities of the Kolkata and Lucknow international airports.Airports Authority of India (AAI) has selected Cincinnati-based Landrum & Brown (L&B) company to conduct the master planning.
- Which International organization allocates $8 billion for China’s Silk Road project?
1. International Monetary Organization
2. International Labour Organization
3. World Bank
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 3. World Bank
World Bank President Mr.Jim Yong Kim announced that World Bank has allocated $8 billion for infrastructure projects under China’s Silk Roadinitiative, Beijing. Mr.Jim Yong Kim announced this fund allotment in a round table conference in Beijing.In 2013, Chinese President Mr.Xi Jinping formulated this Silk Road initiative. The Silk Road Economic Belt consists of 6 corridors which connect to five central Asian countries, Iran, Persian Gulf, Transcaucasia, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
- As per Nomura India’s GDP growth for Fiscal Year 2018 is likely to rise at?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 1. 7.1%
A report by Japanese financial services company Nomura said that India’s GDP growth is expected to be around 7.1 % this fiscal year (2017 – 2018).India is predicted to have a 7.1 % GDP growth this fiscal year (2017 – 2018) and that would be followed by a pickup in industrial production. This has been predicted since firms would start restocking after GST (Goods & Services Tax) and festive season is also ahead.Before GST the demand for consumer products reduced heavily since people postponed purchases. Now, the situation has turned normal and people would go for bulk purchases as the festive season is arriving. Merchants would start restocking now.
- India has ranked 103 on Global Human Capital Index 2017. Which country has topped the list?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 2. Norway
India has been ranked 103 on Global Human Capital Index 2017 released by World Economic Forum (WEF). The rankings are based on four criteria – capacity, deployment, development, and know-how. The rankings are classified under five age groups namely – 0-14 years, 15-24 years, 25-54 years, 55-64 years, and 65 years and above. In the overall ranking, India ranks 103.The list was topped by Norway with 1st rank in the overall ranking. It was followed by Finland in the 2nd position and Switzerland ranked .
- Which country retains top in 2017 Global Financial Centres Index?
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 4. London
Global Financial Centres Index 2017 was released, in which London has retained its 1 rank despite major issues regarding Brexit. Mumbai has managed to get 60th rank in the list.
This is the 22nd edition of Global Financial Centres Index.The Global Financial Centres Index provides ranking of competitiveness for the major financial centres around the world.The Global Financial Centres Index is compiled by China Development Institute (CDI) in Shenzhen and Z/Yen Partners in London. The first GFCI was released in March 2007.GFCI is updated twice a year in March and September. London has retained its 1st position this year also in spite of Brexit (exit of United Kindom from European Union).
- In which country Mindtree opens first global Digital Pumpkin innovation hub?
1. United Kingdom
3. United States of America
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 3. United States of America
Mindtree opens first global Digital Pumpkin innovation hub in U.S.
On 12th September 2017, Mindtree, a Bengaluru based muitinational company inaugurated its first international Digital Pumpkin innovation hub at Warren, New Jersey, in US.After the success of Digital Pumpkin in Bengaluru Mindtree has set up its first global Digital Pumpkin in US. The Digital Pumpkin provides solutions for Internet of Things, artificial Intelligence, cognitive solutions, virtual and augmented reality, machine learning, conversational cloud and big data.
- Hindustan Shipyard Ltd has partnered with which company in ship building?
2. Tata Motors
3. Ashok Leyland
4. Mahindra & Mahindra
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 1. Hyundai
Hindustan Shipyard Ltd will ink a partnership with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd of South Korea for construction of fleet support ships (FSS) for the Navy in both the countries. An MoU is likely to be signed next year on this. At present, talks are in progress between the Ministry of Defence and South Korea. The first ship was expected to roll out in October, 2022, from the Hyundai facility in South Korea.The construction of another FSS would start at HSL with the guidance of Hyundai. The cost of five FSS would be around Rs.9,500 crore. The HSL was planning to roll out one FSS every 10 months after the delivery of the first vessel from Hyundai.
- Brian Acton is a co-founder of which company has announced to leave to start a non-profit venture.
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 3. Whatsapp
Brian Acton, the co-founder of WhatsApp has announced to resign from the company to start a non-profit venture of his own.Acton spent eight years with WhatsApp, which Facebook bought in 2014 for $19 billion in cash and stock.A Stanford alumnus, Acton co-founded WhatsApp with Ukrainian immigrant Jan Koum in 2009. They both worked at Yahoo before starting WhatsApp. He has decided to start a non-profit venture and focused at the intersection of nonprofit, technology and communications.
- Mahendra Pratap Mall has appointed as CMD of which government organization?
1. Central reserve Police
2. Indian Air Force
3. Canara Bank
5. Indian Coast Guard
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 4. IRCTC
Mahendra Pratap Mall has appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) announced on 12th Sept. 2017.He is currently Director (Finance) in the same organisation. He will serve for a period of 5 years an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).
- Who has been appointed as new CMD of United India Insurance?
1. Ankur Mittal
2. Aaditya Puri
3. Rajiv Mehra
4. Sunil Mehta
5. Nagaraja Sharma
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 5. Nagaraja Sharma
The Union Government has appointed M Nagaraja Sharma as the Chairman and Managing director of United India Insurance (UII) announced on 13th of Sept. 2017.Sharma is currently the director and general manager of UII. The post of chairman and MD was vacant after the retirement of Milind Kharat a few months ago.
- Name of the logistics startup has acquired by Zomato.
2. United Nations
3. Council of Europe
4. United Nations Security Council
5. World Bank
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 1. Runnr
Restaurant discovery and food delivery firm Zomato acquired logistics startup Runnr. The deal for acquisition was signed between Zomato CEO, Mr.Deepinder Goyal and Runnr.The amount for which Runnr was acquired has not been disclosed. Zomato currently delivers 30 lakh orders per month. Out of which only 10 % (3 lakh) is fulfilled by Runnr. This acquisition would enable Zomato fulfill around 50 % of the orders through its own logistics. Apart from this Zomato would continue to utilise the restaurant’s own logistics.
- Which state will host 36th National Games in India?
1. Andhra pradesh
2. Uttar Pradesh
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 3. Goa
Goa’s Sports Minister Mr.Manohar Ajgaonkar said that Goa would host the 36th National Games, in Goa.The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has given the official rights to Goa to host the 36th National Games.The event would be held in November, 2017. Budget to setup infrastructure for the National Games has been estimated as Rs.400 crore .
- Which state won Chief Minister’s cup at National kickboxing championship?
2. Uttar Pradesh
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 1. Maharashtra
Maharashtra has won the Chief Minister’s cup at National kickboxing championship. It has 45 gold medals. The National kickboxing championship is being held in Raipur. Chhattisgarh secured second position with 27 gold and Haryana secured third position with 15 gold medals. About two thousand players from 27 states participated in the four-day event.
- Hindi Diwas is celebrated on which day?
1. 20 Sept.
2. 14 Sept.
3. 19 Sept.
4. 20 Oct.
5. 15 Dec.
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 2. 14 Sept.
India got Independence in 1947, English was in official use regarding Government matters during the British rule. The Constituent Assembly decided to make Hindi as official language along with English which had already gained that status. Hindi was made the official language on September 14, 1949. The resolution was adopted under the Constitution of India in 1950.In order to promote the use of Hindi Indian Prime Minister Mr.Jawaharlal Nehru declared 14th September as the Hindi Diwas.The first Hindi Diwas was celebrated in 1953.
- Constitutional law expert and Senior Advocate had passed away. Name him?
1. Karan Gulati
2. Suresh Kumar
3. Raman Roy
4. R.K Lodha
5. PP Rao
Answer & ExplanationAnswer – 5. PP Rao
Constitutional law expert and Senior Advocate PP Rao passed away
Senior Supreme Court Lawyer and Constitutional expert PP Rao passed away at New Delhi due to cardiac arrest. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan. In 2014, President of India Pranab Mukherjee approved Rao’s selection as jurist member of the selection committee of the Lokpal. He was enrolled as an Advocate with Bar Council of Delhi in 1967 and shifted his practice to the Supreme Court. He was designated as a Senior Advocate in 1976.He was elected the President of the Supreme Court Bar Association in 1991, and in 2006.