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- Japan PM Shinzo Abe came to India for attending Indo-Japan annual submit held at which place?
5.VadodaraAnswer -2. Gandhinagar
Prime minister of japan Shinzo Abe came to India on a two day visit to attend the 12th Indo-Japan annual submit meeting held at Gandhinagar. Various agreements and MoU’s were signed that would strengthen India-japan bilateral ties Immediately after the welcome ceremony, Abe, his wife, and PM Modi set-off on an 8-km roadshow in an open-roof jeep for the famous Sabarmati Ashram, where Mahatma Gandhi spent a considerable time of his life.
- PM Modi dedicates SardarSarovar Dam to the Nation. SardarSarovar Dam built on which river?
5.Musi RiverAnswer – 1- Narmada River
Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the Sardar Sarovar dam built on the Narmada river to the nation at Kevadia in the Narmada district, Gujarat. The project was accomplished by Gujarat government’s SardarSarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd (SSNL).This project is called as “Gujarat s lifeline”.This project is a boon to the country’s worst dry areas like Saurashtra, Kutch and North Gujarat and even few districts of Rajasthan. Four Indian states, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan will receive water and electricity supplied from the dam.
- How much loan amount provided by JICA signs a deal with Government to Upgrade Alang-Sosiya Shipyards?
5.$46 millionAnswer – 4. $76 million
The Government of India signed a loan deal for $76 million with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), for a project regarding upgradation of environment management plan at Alang-Sosiya ship recycling yards, in Gujarat.The total cost of the project would be $ 111 million. Out of which $76 million would be provided as loan from JICA. $25 million of taxes and fees would be borne by Government of Gujarat. $10 million would be shared by Ministry of Shipping & Government of Gujarat.Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) would implement the project.The project would be completed by 2022.
- India’s First Lithium-Ion Battery Unit facility will be available in which state of India?
5.UttarakhandAnswer – 2- Gujarat
To set up India’s first lithium-ion battery facility in Gujarat. Suzuki Motor has invested more than Rs 1,150 crore along with Japanese partners Toshiba and Denso.Maruti Suzuki is a major boost to the government’s ambitious vehicle electrification and Make in India initiatives.It will hold half the stake and meanwhile, Toshiba will own 40% and Denso the remaining 10%.The proposed plant to be located in the supplier’s park at Suzuki’s Hansalpur plant in Gujarat is expected to be operational from 2020.
- Which two countries are involving in military exercise ‘YudhAbhyas 2017’ recently held in Joint Base Lewis McChord?
5.India-FranceAnswer – 3. India-U.S.
The Indian and U.S. armies started the 13th edition of their ‘YudhAbhyas’ series of joint military exercises.The exercise began on 14th September 2017, at Joint Base Lewis McChord in Washington, United States.The exercise will be continued till 27th September 2017.The exercise will focus on the counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency actions and strategic consultations between senior armed forces officers on both sides. YudhAbhyas 2016 was held in India, in the Chaubatia foothills in Uttarakhand.
- Which Bank retains its No. 1 position in BrandZ India Top 50 for the fourth time?
5.PNB BankAnswer – 1- HDFC Bank
HDFC Bank has retained its No.1 position in the BrandZ India Top 50 report of the year 2017.According to the reports, the bank is stated to have doubled its brand value from $9.4 billion to $18 billion since 2014.The report stated that Airtel, State Bank of India, Asian Paints, ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Maruti Suzuki, Bajaj Auto, Hero MotoCorp and Axis Bank comprise the rest of the top 10 brands report.The 2017 Best Countries Report states that India stands out for its history, cultural influence, distinction and reputation for entrepreneurship. The valuation behind the BrandZ Top 50 Most Valuable Indian Brands was conducted by Kantar Millward Brown which specialized in brand equity research and brand valuation.
- National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute Signs MoU with Bonn to promote which substance?
5.Coloured cornAnswer – 2. Coloured Wheat
An autonomous body of Ministry of Science and Technology, National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute has signed MoU with Ludhiana based Bonn Food Industries on 14th of Sept. 2017.The MoU has been signed to promote coloured wheat with antioxidant qualities beneficial for control of diabetes, cholesterol and obesity.The yield of coloured wheat compared to normal varieties would rise to 17 quintals per acre against normal 20 quintals per acre.
- Which company has launched ‘Office-in-a-Box’ connectivity solutions for Karnataka start-ups?
5.TelenorAnswer – 3. Airtel
Airtel has launched ‘Office-In-a-Box’ for start-ups which is registered under the Karnataka government’s Start-Up Cell initiative.Airtel has been included in top priority as the preferred partner for the state government’s initiative.Airtel’s Office-In-a-Box offers a range of services to support the business requirements of start-ups.It is also available on a scale-as-you-grow model with easy payment options.
- Who has been appointed as President of Advertising Club?
5.Vikram SakhujaAnswer – 5. Vikram Sakhuja
The Advertising Club elected Mr.VikramSakhuja, Group Chief Executive Officer – Media and OOH, Madison Communications as its President. Mr.VikramSakhuja would replace Mr.RajNayak, CEO, Colors, as the President of Adevertising Club. Mr.RajNayak was the President of Advertising Club for two Consecutive terms. Mr.VikramSakhuja said that his aim is to develop the existing leadership forums into large and global platforms. He also said that the Advertising Club would continue to serve as a networking platform and a great ideas exchange forum for advertising and media industry practitioners.
- Abanti Sankaranarayanan elected as chairperson of which organization?
5.BSNLAnswer – 3. ASCI
Ms.Abanti Sankaranarayanan, Chief Strategy and Corporate Affairs Officer, Diageo India, has been elected as the chairperson of the board of The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI).Ms.AbantiSankaranarayanan was unanimously elected as the chairperson of the board of The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI). She was a member of the ASCI board of governors for 4 years. She is also the Chief Strategy and Corporate Affairs Officer at Diageo India. She is also a member of its executive committee. Mr.D.Shivakumar, Chairman& CEO of PepsiCo India Holdings was elected as the Vice-Chairman. Mr.Shashidhar Sinha, CEO of Media Brands was re-appointed as the honorary treasurer.
- Which country’s PM Mr.Bjarni Benediktsson resigns after coalition collapses?
2 . Iceland
5. NorwayAnswer – 2- Iceland
Iceland Prime Minister Mr.Bjarni Benediktsson resigned from his position, in Reykjavik, Iceland. The Prime Minister resigned from his position after one party from its alliance quit and the other asked for a new election.The Prime Minister’s father had written a letter requesting pardon for a child molester Hjalti Sigurjon Hauksson, who was convicted in 2004 of raping his stepdaughter almost every day for 12 years.When this came to revelation, the Bright Future party (one of the alliance parties) quit from the alliance and government positions.The Reform Party (one of the alliance parties) has asked for a new election.
- Which personality gets 1 Year Extension as Atomic Energy Secretary?
5.Manju YadavAnswer – 4. SekharBasu
SekharBasu Gets 1 Year Extension as Atomic Energy Secretary. Dr.SekharBasu was given one-year extension as Atomic Energy Secretary, till 19thSeptember 2018.
Dr.SekharBasu’s has been given extension for the second time.He was appointed as the Atomic Energy Secretary in October 2015. His period was to end in September 2016.In August 2016, he was given a one-year extension. Dr.Basu is a renowned scientist. He has been honoured with Padma Shri award. He was the Director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and chief executive of the Nuclear Recycle Board (NRB).
- Which actor has honoured with Global Diversity Award in London?
1. Akshay Kumar
2. Shahid Kapoor
3. Sharuk khan
4. Salman Khan
5. Aamir KhanAnswer – 4- Salman Khan
Salman Khan was awarded Global Diversity Award at Britain’s House of Commons, in London.The award was given to Salman Khan by Keith Vaz, the longest serving Indian-origin MP in British Parliament.The award was given for his contribution to the Indian film industry as an actor, producer, television personality, singer and philanthropist. Keith Vaz said that Salman Khan is a role model and a hero to millions of people worldwide.Other recipients who received this award previously are Indian actors Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Shah Rukh Khan, Chinese actor Jackie Chan, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, American Civil Rights leader Jesse Jackson and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton.
- Which newspaper wins the Best News Website award at WAN-IFRA awards?
2.The Indian express
3.The Deccan Chronicle
5.The Hindustan TimesAnswer – 1- The Hindu
The Hindu Group was awarded two gold and one silver at the South Asian Digital Media Awards at the WAN-IFRA (World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers) India 2017 conference, in Chennai.
- Which Indian badminton player beats Japan’s Okuhara to clinch Korea Open title?
5.Jwala GuttaAnswer – 2- P.V. Sindhu
Indian badminton player PV Sindhu won the women’s singles title at the Korean Open Super Series 2017 by defeating Japanese player NozomiOkuhara, in Seoul, South Korea.PV Sindhu defeated NozomiOkuhara by 22-20, 11-21, 20-18 in the women’s singles finals of Korean Open Super Series.She had earlier lost to Okuhara in the BWF World Championship finals at Glasgow in August 2017. Sindhu has become the first Indian to win the Korea Open Super Series title.
- In the latest ICC T20 rankings which cricketer remains on top spot with 826 points?
5.Imad WasimAnswer – 3- Virat Kohli
In the latest ICC T20 rankings of batsmen Indian captain ViratKohli has remained on top spot with 826 points.The list is released on 17th of Sept. 2017.In the bowlers’ list, ImadWasim of Pakistan leads the table with 742 points and India’s Ravichandran Ashwin is at the 10th placed with 626 points.The Indian skipper leads Australia’s Aaron Finch by 39 points, who is in second place.In the bowlers’ table Indian pacer JaspritBumrah moved up to second place with 737 points as he overtook South Africa’s Imran Tahir.
- Which country cricket bans Chamara Silva for 2 years on fixing charges?
5.West IndiesAnswer – 3- Srilanka
Sri Lanka batsman Chamara Silva has banned for two-year from cricket-related activities and for breaching the spirit of the game during a Tier-B first class match.Silva, who had led Panadura, has been banned for two years from playing, coaching and administrating. He played in 11 Tests and 75 ODIs between 1999 and 2011.Sri Lanka Cricket’s announcement came after a seven-month inquiry into events of the third day of the Panadura Cricket Club v Kalutara Physical Culture Club match played from January 23 to 25.
- Marshal of the IAF and 1965 war hero dies at 98? Name him?
1. Marshal Devandra singh
2. Marshal Amith patel
3. Marshal Pyush Goel
4. Marshal Milkha Chambial
5. Marshal Arjan SinghAnswer – 5. Marshal Arjan Singh
Marshal Arjan Singh, who led the Indian Air Force during the 1965 India-Pakistan war, died. Arjan Singh suffered a cardiac arrest and was admitted at the Army’s R&R hospital. Arjan Singh died at 7:47pm on 16th September 2017.Arjan Singh was the IAF chief from 1964-1969.The former IAF chief had an important role in India’s victory in the 1965 war against Pakistan.
- MP Mr.MahantChandnath dies of cancer at 61. He belongs to which party?
5.CPI-MAnswer – 1- BJP
BJP MP, Mr.MahantChandnath, from Alwar, passed away at a hospital in Delhi. Mr.MahanthChandnath won the Alwar seat in Rajasthan in 2014 parliamentary elections by defeating Congress candidate and former Union Minister Mr.JitendraSingh.He was suffering from cancer.In the beginning of 2017 Mr.Chandnath was sentenced to one year imprisonment after being found guilty in a land fraud case.
- Which country beat World XI, clinch historic T20 series?
5.AfghanistanAnswer – 4- Pakistan
Pakistan beat World XI to clinch the final Twenty20 match and the series at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium on 15thof Sept. 2017.Pakistan claimed the series by 2-1.Pakistan’s victory, though, was set up by Ahmed Shehzad and Babar Azam.