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  1. In which district of Gujarat our President Mr. Ram Nath Kovind, laid the foundation for Link-4 pipeline canal of SAUNI Scheme?
    1. Surat
    2. Gandhinagar
    3. Rajkot
    4. Ahmedabad
    5. Tapi
    Answer – 3. Rajkot
    Explanation

    President Ram Nath Kovind lays foundation stone for Link-4 of SAUNI Scheme
    On 4th September 2017, Mr. Ram Nath Kovind, President of India laid the foundation for Link-4 pipeline canal of SAUNI Scheme at Jasdan in Rajkot district of Gujarat. Saurashtra Narmada Avataran Irrigation (SAUNI) Scheme was conceived by Mr. Narendra Modi when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat.
    This project aims to fill up 115 dams of 11 districts of Saurashtra by overflowing water from Sardar Sarovar Dam on Narmada River by a web of 1126 km long pipeline network.

  2. Where did the First batch of 1000 E-rickshaws flagged off?
    1. Vishakapatnam
    2. Lucknow
    3. Faridabad
    4. Gurugram
    5. Indore
    Answer – 4. Gurugram
    Explanation

    Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has flagged off a fleet of first batch of 1000 E-rickshaws from Huda City Centre metro station in Gurugram on 3rd of Sept 2017.The E rickshaw fleet is being operated by Treasure Vase Ventures Private Limited in partnership of Delhi Metro, under the SmartE brand name.The E Rickshaws have been manufactured in India and are fitted with GPS and tracking system.

  3. How many new contraceptives have been launched by Health Ministry in New Delhi?
    1. 2
    2. 3
    3. 4
    4. 5
    5. 6
    Answer – 1. 2
    Explanation

    On 5th September 2017, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched two new contraceptives, an injectible MPA (Medroxyprogesterone Acetate) under the ‘Antara’ programme and contraceptive pill ‘Chhaya’ in New Delhi.The contraceptives are said to be safe and highly effective. Antara(injectable) is effective for three months and Chayya (pill) works for one week.

  4. Where was the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh flaged off the first run off Metro in Uttar Pradesh?
    1. Meerut
    2. Noida
    3. Jhansi
    4. Mathura
    5. Lucknow
    Answer – 5. Lucknow
    Explanation

    Yogi Adityanath and Rajnath Singh flagged-off Lucknow Metro
    On 5th September 2017, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singhflaged off the first run of the Lucknow Metro from the Transport Nagar Metro Station in Lucknow.Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik was the chief guest of the ceremony.

  5. Where did the 9th BRICS summit was held from 3-5 September, 2017?
    1.Olinda
    2.Cape town
    3.Moscow
    4.Xiamen
    5.Samara
    Answer – 4.Xiamen
    Explanation

    The ninth BRCIS Summit is held from 3-5 September, 2017 in Xiamen, China. The participating countries are the five member nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The summit is hosted by China for the second time after the 2011 Summit.

  6. When was South Africa invited to join by BRIC and expanded to include 5 countries with changed acronym of BRICS?
    1.2009
    2.2010
    3.2011
    4.2012
    5.2013
    Answer – 2. 2010
    Explanation

    BRICS is made up of China, Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa.The first BRIC Summit was held in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Since then, the Summit has become an annual event. Till date, eight summits have been held.3. In December 2010, China, as the Chair,invited South Africa to join BRIC and attend the Summit in Sanya, China. BRIC expanded to include 5 countries and the acronym changed into BRICS.BRICS has become an important platform for cooperation among emerging markets and developing countries.

  7. Which country has enacted law for end practice of banishing women for menstruating?
    1. Sri Lanka
    2. Pakistan
    3. Bhutan
    4. Bangladesh
    5. Nepal
    Answer – 5. Nepal
    Explanation

    Nepal’s government has enacted a new law which aimed at stopping the practice of forcing a woman who is menstruating, or has just given birth, to sleep outside their home, in a hut or shed.According to the law, any family member who forces a woman to practice “chaupadi” — the Nepali term used for menstrual isolation can be punished with a jail sentence of 3 months or a fine of 3,000 rupees (about $30).

  8. Which country’s Parliament endorses laws barring criminals, corrupt from contesting polls ?
    1. Bangladesh
    2. Australia
    3. South Africa
    4. Nepal
    5. Sri Lanka
    Answer – 4. Nepal
    Explanation

    Nepal Parliament endorses laws barring criminals, corrupt from contesting polls
    Nepal’s Parliament has endorsed an electoral law for upcoming elections to the federal and provincial council which bars people involved in corruption and criminal offences to stand as candidates.The bill was endorsed by holding three rounds of meetings.

  9. Cuba begins ________month political transition.
    1. 3
    2. 4
    3. 5
    4. 6
    5. 7
    Answer – 3. 5
    Explanation

    On 5th September 2017, Cuba began a five-month political transition expected to end with Raul Castro’s departure from the Presidency, due to his family’s dominance in the country’s political system for nearly sixty years.Over the rest of this month, Cubans will meet in small groups to nominate municipal representatives. Cuban officials say that 12,515 block-level districts will nominate candidates for city council elections on 22nd October, 2017.

  10. Name of the Country that has banned raising funds through cyrptocurrencies?
    1. North korea
    2. China
    3. South Korea
    4. Japan
    5. Thailand
    Answer – 2. China
    Explanation

    China has banned individuals and organisations from raising funds through initial coin offerings (ICO), or launches of digital currencies announced on 4th of Sept 2017.It allows raising large sums quickly by creating and selling digital “tokens” with little or no regulatory oversight.As per the People’s Bank of China Individuals and organisations that have completed ICO fund-raisings should make arrangements to return funds.

  11. Find the name of bank that RBI list as D-SIB or ‘too big to fail’ on 4th Sept.2017.
    1.Axis Bank
    2.SBI
    3.Canara Bank
    4.City Bank
    5.HDFC Bank
    Answer – 5.HDFC Bank
    Explanation

    RBI has included HDFC Bank in the list of ‘too big to fail’ lenders, referred to as D-SIB or domestic systemically important bank announced on 4th of Sept. 2017.
    India’s largest lender SBI and private sector major ICICI Bank was classified as D-SIBs in 2015.SIBs are subjected to higher levels of supervision so as to prevent disruption in financial services in the event of any failure.

  12. Which one of the following sector is not signed by CBDT for more Advance Pricing Agreements?
    1. entertainment
    2. banking
    3. manufacturing
    4. education
    5. telecom
    Answer – 1. entertainment
    Explanation

    Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has entered into four more Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs)related to sectors like telecom, banking, manufacturing and education announced on 4th of Sept. 2017.Out of these four agreements, three are unilateral and one is a bilateral.The bilateral APA is for international transactions between an Indian company and a UK-based company.
    This is the 8th bilateral APA with the United Kingdom and 13th overall. The other five bilateral APAs are with Japan.

  13. Who has been appointed as new CEO of Novartis?
    1. Santhosh Narayanan
    2. Harish Ramanathan
    3. Sathish Kumar
    4. Vasant Narasimhan
    5. Rajesh Venkat
    Answer – – 4. Vasant Narasimhan
    Explanation

    Vasant Narasimhan will be named as chief executive of Novartis announced on 4th of Sept. 2017.Current chief executive Joseph Jimenez will retire next year so Vasant Narasimhan will serve from 1st Feb 2018. .Narasimhan is currently the global head of drug development and chief medical officer with the Swiss drug company.He joined Novartis in 2005 and has held numerous leadership positions in development and commercial functions.

  14. By whom the CBDT gets govt- honour for resolving public grievances?
    1.Radha Mohan Singh
    2. Ravi Shankar Prasad
    3. Manoj Sinha
    4. Mahesh Sharma
    5. Jitendra Singh
    Answer – 5. Jitendra Singh
    Explanation

    On 5th September 2017, The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) was honoured by Minister of State for Personnel, Mr.Jitendra Singh for successfully resolving public grievances.The CBDT is the apex policy making body for the Income Tax department.

  15. Amritpal Singh becomes first Indian to sign up for which country’s National Basketball League?
    1.United states
    2.Australia
    3.Russia
    4.Canada
    5.Germany
    Answer – 2.Australia
    Explanation

    The captain of the Indian basketball team, Amritpal Singh created history by becoming the first Indian-born player to play professional basketball in the National Basketball League (NBL). He had earlier been a part of the four-member Indian contingent of Amjyot Singh, Yadwinder Singh and Vishesh Bhriguvanshi, who had been a part of the National Basketball League (NBL) Draft Combine in Melbourne, Australia.

  16. Who bagged gold at Commonwealth Youth women weightlifting C’ship in 2017 44kg weight?
    1.Konsam Ormila Devi
    2. Anuradha Biswal
    3. Divya Singh
    4. Geetika Jakhar
    5. Kunjarani Devi
    Answer – 1.Konsam Ormila Devi
    Explanation

    India’s Konsam Ormila Devi bagged a gold medal in 44kg weight category on the opening day of the Commonwealth Youth (boys & girls) weightlifting championships.Commonwealth Youth weightlifting Championship was held at Gold Coast, Australia.Ormila lifted 57kg in snatch and 76kg in clean and jerk for an overall effort of 133kg, to finish on the top of the podium.

  17. Health and Family Welfare Minister Jomde Kena had passed away on 5th Sept. 2017 belongs to which State?
    1. Nagaland
    2. Manipur
    3. Arunachal Pradesh
    4. Madhya Pradesh
    5. Odisha
    Answer – 3. Arunachal Pradesh
    Explanation

    Arunachal Pradesh Health and Family Welfare Minister Jomde Kena had passed away on 5th Sept. 2017.He was a resident of Gensi village in Lower Siang district in Guwahati.He represented Likabali constituency and was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in 2004.He was re-elected to the House from the same constituency in 2009 and 2014.

  18. National Teachers Day is celebrated on the September 5 2017 to mark in honour of whom?
    1.Swami Vivekananda
    2. Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
    3. Chanakya
    4. Raja Ram Mohan Roy
    5. Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
    Answer – 5. Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
    Explanation

    Each year, Teacher’s Day is celebrated on the 5th of September in India. Teacher’s Day is celebrated to mark in honour of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
    He was born on 5th September 1882 Tirutani in Andhra Pradesh.He became the first Vice President of India in 1952 and took on the role as the nation’s second President in 1962 until 1967.

  19. When was the first Teachers’ Day celebrated in India?
    1.1957
    2.1962
    3.1967
    4.1972
    5.1977
    Answer – 2.1962
    Explanation

    The first Teachers’ Day was celebrated in India in 1962. This is the year when Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan began serving as the second president of India.
    To celebrate his esteemed position, his students suggested that his birthday be celebrated as ‘Radhakrishnan Day’.owever, he declined this move and suggested that “Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud priviledge if September 5 is observed as Teachers’ Day.”

  20. When was September 5 declared as International Day of Charity United Nations General Assembly?
    1.2008
    2.2009
    3.2010
    4.2011
    5.2012
    Answer – 5.2012
    Explanation

    On 5th September every year International Day of Charity is observed world-wide. It was declared in the United Nations General Assembly in 2012. The International Day of Charity was conceived as a Hungarian civil society initiative supported by the Hungarian Parliament and Government in 2011 .September 5was chosen in order to commemorate the death anniversary of Mother Teresa who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitutes a threat to peace.