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  1. In which state of India GST council meet will be held?
    1. Assam
    2. Hyderabad
    3. Tamil Nadu
    4. Kerala
    5. MP
    Answer – 2- Hyderabad
    Explanation

    The 21st meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council was held at Hyderabad International Convention Centre, in Hyderabad. This is the first time the GST Council met after filing of GST returns. The meet was headed by Finance Minister Mr.Arun Jaitley. Finance Ministers of all states attended the meet.The issues discussed in the GST Council meet were – increasing tax for luxury products, lowering tax for commonly used products like idli& dosa batter, dried tamarind, custard powder and kitchen gas lighter, operation of GSTN (GST Network), tax on khadi and handicraft items etc.

  2. Who is inaugurating 10th Medical Technology conference in New Delhi?
    1. Anupriya Patel
    2. Subhash Ramrao Bhamre
    3. Meenal Joshi
    4. Arundhati Roy
    5. Sagar Hem Chand
    Answer – 1- Anupriya Patel
    Explanation

    Anupriya Patel was inaugurating the 10th Medical Technology Conference organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in New Delhi on 7th of Sept. 2017.
    The Government is committed to support the industry which help in providing affordable healthcare to masses and also help India to become a major manufacturing hub. The Commerce Ministry is also supporting the Health Ministry is setting up medical devices manufacturing units.Patel also mentioned in her speech that the web based health management system introduced by the Government at the states’ levels is creating a strong infrastructure for monitoring the progress made in the health sector.

  3. Which two Indian naval ships had been departed for deployment to East and South-East Asia?
    1. INS vikramaditya and INS Viraat
    2. INS Shivalik and INS Vikrant
    3. INS Satpura and INS Vikrant
    4. INS Kamorta and INS Tarkash
    5. INS Satpura and INS Kadmatt
    Answer – 5- INS Satpura and INS Kadmatt
    Explanation

    INS Satpura and INS Kadmatt departed from Visakhapatnam on 8th of Sept. 2017 to visit 12 ports.The deployment aims to strengthen existing bonds between India and the regional countries.The ships will visit Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia and Brunei to celebrate the 25th anniversary of India-ASEAN dialogue. The ships will be participated in the International Fleet Review hosted by the Association of South East Asian Countries (ASEAN) at Thailand.The ships will also participate in the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise at Malaysia. At Russia, the ships will participate in the annual India-Russia bilateral exercise INDRA.

  4. The new HQs building of Bureau of Police Research and Development had been inaugurated by which cabinet minister?
    1. Nitin Gadkari
    2. Rajnath Singh
    3. Piyush Goyal
    4. Ram vilas Paswan
    5. Suresh Prabhu
    Answer – 2- Rajnath Singh
    Explanation

    The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh has inaugurated the new HQs building of Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), Ministry of Home Affairs on 8th of Sept. 2017 in New Delhi. The new headquarters building has been constructed at the cost of Rs. 100 crore approx.This building has modern facilities, such as, state of the art auditorium with seating capacity for 250, 9 big and small conference/syndicate halls, modern library to house 3.5 lakh books, hostel facilities equipped with industrial kitchen having, 52 twin seater rooms. BPR&D including the NCRB block has a total strength of more than 500 employees, for whom modular workstations have been provided

  5. First national Canine Seminar organized by NSG at which state of India?
    1. Punjab
    2. Rajasthan
    3. Haryana
    4. New Delhi
    5. Mumbai
    Answer – 3. Haryana
    Explanation

    The first National Canine Seminar organized by National Security Guard (NSG) in NSG Campus, Manesar (Gurugram), Haryana.The NSG, popularly known as “The Black Cats” of the country is organizing this two-day seminar.The theme of the two days National Canine Seminar is ”Canine as Tactical Weapon in Fight against Terrorism”.Its main objective is to discuss and deliberate on the techniques of dog training and strategies of deploying the dogs in Counter Terrorism and Counter Insurgency scenario.

  6. Which company opens largest fulfillment centre in Hyderabad?
    1. Snapdeal
    2. Flipkart
    3. Myntra
    4. Amazon
    5. Paytm
    Answer – 4- Amazon
    Explanation

    Amazon has opened its largest fulfilment centre (FC) at the GMR-led Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad.The new facility has a carpet area of around 4 lakh square feet, along with a storage space of close to 2.1 million cubic feet.The retail major plans to facilitate faster deliveries in the region.

  7. FAME India has been extended upto how many months by Govt. of India?
    1. 1 year
    2. 6 months
    3. 8 months
    4. 2 year
    5. 3 months
    Answer – 2- 6 months
    Explanation

    Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Anant Geete mentioned that the government was considering the extension of a scheme to promote electric and hybrid vehicles by another six months.The scheme’s phase-I was introduced from April 1, 2015, to March 31, 2017.The phase was subsequently extended by six months till September end.
    The scheme extends incentives for purchase of electric and hybrid vehicles in particular areas.
    Under the scheme, a total of 150,550 electric and hybrid vehicles were extended the incentive till 26th July 2017.

  8. Which council has undertaken research work on agriculture with World Bank Fund?
    1.ICAR
    2.CII
    3.ICMR
    4.IPFS
    5.FCI
    Answer – 1- ICAR
    Explanation

    Deputy Director General of the National Apex Agricultural Research Body, Mr.Narendra Singh Rathore announced that ICAR (Indian Council for Agricultural Research) would undertake major research works on agriculture, in Chennai.The announcement was made in the convocation function at the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai.The areas of research would includeincreasing availability of fodder for cattle and climate change challenges.Since, in spite of India leading in the global milk production, the milk yield per animal is very low compared to international standards.

  9. Which organization was set to get Maharatna status?
    1.Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
    2.National Thermal Power Corporation
    3.Steel Authority of India Limited
    4.Coal India Limited
    5.Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
    Answer – 1- Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
    Explanation

    It was officially announced that Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) would be granted Maharatna Status soon, in New Delhi.Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) would be the 8thPublic Sector Enterprise to obtain the Maharatna Status.
    BPCL is currently a Navratna firm. According to the Government rules, inorder to gain Maharatna status the company should possess:
    – Navratna status
    – Average turnover of at least Rs.25,000 crore in the last 3 years
    – Net worth of at least Rs.15,000 crore in the last 3 years
    – Annual net profit after tax deduction of atleast Rs.5,000 crore in the last 3 years
    – Significant global operations

  10. Who has taken an additional charge as Goods and Services Tax Network chairman?
    1.Ajay Bhushan Pandey
    2.Abhay Firodia
    3.Rajan Wadhera
    4.Sikha Verma
    5.Nitin Goyal
    Answer – 1- Ajay Bhushan Pandey
    Explanation

    Ajay Bhushan Pandey, the chief executive of the Unique Identification Authority of India will take over as the chairman of the Goods and Services Tax Network from immediate effect. Unique Identification Authority of India is the body that administers Aadhaar

  11. Which company has acquired Monsanto cotton seed, a US based company?
    1.Celkon
    2.TEMA India
    3.Tierra Agrotech
    4.Dynamatic Technologies Ltd.
    5.Intex Technologies
    Answer – 3- Tierra Agrotech
    Explanation

    Tierra Agrotech Private Limited, a Hyderabad based company acquired Monsanto Holdings, a US based cotton seed company, in New Delhi. Monsanto Holdings is a US Biotechnology giant. It had been selling the Bollgard technology in cotton, in India.Monsanto has sold its cotton business in India to Tierra Agrotech Private Limited after license issue and price control issues with the Indian Government.

  12. SIAM an automobile manufactures appointed whom as its new president?
    1.Ankush Arora
    2.Abhay Firodia
    3. Shantanu Narayen
    4. Jeff Immelt
    5. Rajan Wadhera
    Answer – 2- Abhay Firodia
    Explanation

    Force Motors Chairman Abhay Firodia has been elected as the new president of the automobile industry body Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).Mahindra & Mahindra’s President-Automotive Sector Rajan Wadhera has been elected as the new vice-president of the organization

  13. Which species had been found in Pampa River?
    1.Labeo Filiferus
    2.Guppy
    3.Siamese Fighting fish
    4.Asian arowana
    5.Common Bream
    Answer – 1- Labeo Filiferus
    Explanation

    The new species of edible freshwater fish has been discovered in Pampa River in Pathanamthitta district.The two researchers, Mathews Plamoottil, Assistant Professor, Government College, Chavara, Kollam, and Primoz Zupancic from the Dinaric Research Institute, Slovenia, Europe, have reported the discovery in the latest issue of research journal Bioscience Discovery.It is named as Labeo filiferus and it belongs to Labeo genus.The fishes in the Labeo genus are widely distributed in the inland water bodies of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Burma, Malaysia, tropical Africa and Syria.They are medium- sized elongate fishes with rounded abdomen, swollen snout, finged lips and a straight lateral line.

  14. Who bagged gold in World Wrestling Championship?
    1.Neelam
    2.Sonam Malik
    3.Babita
    4.Kavita Dalal
    5.Sakshi Malik
    Answer – 2- Sonam Malik
    Explanation

    Young Indian wrestler Sonam Malik bagged a gold medal at the World Cadet Wrestling Championship. It is held in Athens, Greece. Sonam Malik is competing in the 56kg category and she defeated Japanese Sena Nagamoto by 3-1 points in the final. Neelam bagged a bronze medal and competing in the 43kg category.She defeated Roxana Alexandra of Romania by 6-4 points.

  15. Which bank of India has waived retail loan processing fees upto 100%?
    1. Central Bank of India
    2. United Bank of India
    3. PNB
    4. Syndicate Bank
    5. Canara Bank
    Answer – 2. United Bank of India
    Explanation

    United Bank of India announced that is has removed processing fee for retail home loans, car loans and two-wheeler loans, in Kolkata.The processing fee waiver will be available till December, 2017.
    100% processing fee waiver for:
    Home loans
    Car loans
    Two-wheeler loans
    50% processing fee waiver for:
    Mortgage loans
    Personal loans
    Gold loans

  16. Name a veteran Kannada actor who had passed away recently?
    1.P.K. Chaturvedi
    2. Shankar Nag
    3. Shiva Rajkumar
    4. RN Sudarshan
    5.Naveen Krishna
    Answer – 4 -RN Sudarshan
    Explanation

    Veteran Kannada actor RN Sudarshan had passed away in Bengaluru. He was 78.He was suffering from kidney-related ailments. RN Sudarshan, has acted in many Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films. Sudarshan was last seen in the 2010 Kannada film Super (2010), directed by Upendra

  17. Which club ground has world’s first dividing retractable pitch?
    1.Tottenham Hotspur
    2. Lakewood country club
    3. Sinhalese Sports club
    4. Uxbridge sports club
    5.Yeshwant club ground
    Answer – 1.Tottenham Hotspur
    Explanation

    Tottenham have announced plans for the world’s first dividing retractable football pitch at their new stadium.The club’s new ground will boast separate playing surfaces for NFL and football.The fully retractable grass surface will be used for football matches while the artificial pitch will be used for NFL matches.

  18. Which country’s aircraft named Airbus Perlan 2 has set a new altitude world record for a glider, climbing to 52,172 feet on 3rdSept. 2017?
    1.United States
    2.Canada
    3.Argentina
    4.Russia
    5.Cuba
    Answer – 3.Argentina
    Explanation

    The Airbus Perlan 2 aircraft has set a new altitude world record for a glider, climbing to 52,172 feet on 3rdSept. in El Calafate, Argentina.The Perlan 2 is a composite-intensive, engineless glider designed to fly at the edge of space using stratospheric mountain waves.The aircraft soared to an incredible 52,000 feet over the Patagonia region of Argentina, without the support of an engine.The previous altitude record was 50,727 feet set by Perlan 1 in 2006.According to Airbus, Argentina is one of the few places on Earth where the rising air currents can reach the stratosphere at a few times of the year.

  19. When did the last cadre review for army personnel done?
    1.1981
    2.1982
    3.1983
    4.1984
    5.1985
    Answer – 4.1984
    Explanation

    On 8th September 2017, in New Delhi, the Government announced that it has approved cadre review policy for Junior Commissioned Officers & other rank-holders in the Army, and Indian Army is to induct women in military police. Government approved the third cadre review on 1st September, 2017.The policy is now in the hands of Ministry of Defence for implementation. This upgradation process will take a period of 5 years.This will have a positive impact on 1.45 lakh army officers.The last cadre review for army personnel was done in 1984.