December Current Affairs Mock Test 2017

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  1. Question 1 of 170
    1. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Totally how many houses are sanctioned under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) ?

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    Explanation :
    Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (HUA) has approved the construction of additional 1.12 lakh affordable houses for urban poor under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), PMAY (U). Construction of these additional houses will entail an investment of Rs 8105 crore, out of which, Central Government will provide an assistance of Rs 1681 crore. Including these 1.12 lakh houses, total number of houses sanctioned under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) has reached 30.52 lakh. Under PMAY(U), the government has set a target to provide houses to all urban poor by 2022.

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    Explanation :
    Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (HUA) has approved the construction of additional 1.12 lakh affordable houses for urban poor under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), PMAY (U). Construction of these additional houses will entail an investment of Rs 8105 crore, out of which, Central Government will provide an assistance of Rs 1681 crore. Including these 1.12 lakh houses, total number of houses sanctioned under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) has reached 30.52 lakh. Under PMAY(U), the government has set a target to provide houses to all urban poor by 2022.

  2. Question 2 of 170
    2. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    In which state, the Joint Indo-United Kingdom (UK) army training exercise ‘Ajeya Warrior 2017’ was held at?

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    Explanation:
    Joint Indo-United Kingdom (UK) army training exercise ‘Ajeya Warrior 2017′ begun at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges, Bikaner, Rajasthan on December 1, 2017. Ajeya Warrior 2017’ will be the third joint military exercise between India and UK. First exercise was conducted in 2013 in Belgaum, Karnataka and second exercise was conducted in 2015 in UK. In the last few year, Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in Bikaner has been developed into a world-class training node and is being used by Indian Army for joint exercises with friendly foreign countries.

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    Explanation:
    Joint Indo-United Kingdom (UK) army training exercise ‘Ajeya Warrior 2017′ begun at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges, Bikaner, Rajasthan on December 1, 2017. Ajeya Warrior 2017’ will be the third joint military exercise between India and UK. First exercise was conducted in 2013 in Belgaum, Karnataka and second exercise was conducted in 2015 in UK. In the last few year, Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in Bikaner has been developed into a world-class training node and is being used by Indian Army for joint exercises with friendly foreign countries.

  3. Question 3 of 170
    3. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which state created “WE-Hub” for women entrepreneurs?

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    Explanation:
    During the end of 3-day mega Global Entrepreneurship Summit – 2017, Telangana Minister for IT and Industries KT Rama Rao stated that 3 initiatives for women entrepreneurs including setting up ‘We-Hub’ on the lines of T-Hub and also to create Rs 15 crore fund. CEO of NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant along with Telangana Government announced it will back the proposed WE-Hub with funds under the Atal Innovation Mission. Minister also informed about a plan to change in procurement policy of the mandated 20 percent purchases from SME (small amd medium-sized enterprises) sector.

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    Explanation:
    During the end of 3-day mega Global Entrepreneurship Summit – 2017, Telangana Minister for IT and Industries KT Rama Rao stated that 3 initiatives for women entrepreneurs including setting up ‘We-Hub’ on the lines of T-Hub and also to create Rs 15 crore fund. CEO of NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant along with Telangana Government announced it will back the proposed WE-Hub with funds under the Atal Innovation Mission. Minister also informed about a plan to change in procurement policy of the mandated 20 percent purchases from SME (small amd medium-sized enterprises) sector.

  4. Question 4 of 170
    4. Question
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    Category: Current Affairs

    In which country, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit 2017 was held at?

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    Explanation:
    Union External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj visited Russian city of Sochi to attend the annual Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit.i. SCO Summit 2017 was held on November 30 and December 1, 2017. Discussions at the SCO Summit focused on regional security scenario including the situation in the Gulf and Afghanistan. At the summit, India pressed for concerted regional and global efforts to contain terrorism. Ms Sushma Swaraj also held bilateral meetings with several leaders on the sidelines of the summit.

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    Explanation:
    Union External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj visited Russian city of Sochi to attend the annual Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit.i. SCO Summit 2017 was held on November 30 and December 1, 2017. Discussions at the SCO Summit focused on regional security scenario including the situation in the Gulf and Afghanistan. At the summit, India pressed for concerted regional and global efforts to contain terrorism. Ms Sushma Swaraj also held bilateral meetings with several leaders on the sidelines of the summit.

  5. Question 5 of 170
    5. Question
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    Category: Current Affairs

    In which state, The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced its first impact bond across the globe?

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    Explanation :
    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced its first impact bond across the globe by launching ‘Rajasthan Development Impact Bond’. Mark Green, administrator of USAID stated that this aim of bond is to reduce the number of mother and baby deaths by improving the quality of maternal care in Rajasthan’s health infrastructure.`Utkrisht Impact Bond ‘- Utkrisht is the world’s first health impact bond, developed by partners including USAID, Merck for Mothers, the UBS Optimus Foundation, HLFPPT and PSI.

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    Explanation :
    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced its first impact bond across the globe by launching ‘Rajasthan Development Impact Bond’. Mark Green, administrator of USAID stated that this aim of bond is to reduce the number of mother and baby deaths by improving the quality of maternal care in Rajasthan’s health infrastructure.`Utkrisht Impact Bond ‘- Utkrisht is the world’s first health impact bond, developed by partners including USAID, Merck for Mothers, the UBS Optimus Foundation, HLFPPT and PSI.

  6. Question 6 of 170
    6. Question
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    Category: Current Affairs

    Name the journalist and author who was reappointed as the Prasar Bharati Chairman?

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    Explanation :
    A Former journalist and author Surya Prakash has been appointed as the Chairman of public broadcaster Prasar Bharati Board for a second consecutive term till February 2020. He has previously worked as the editor of Zee News, executive editor of The Pioneer newspaper, India editor of Asia Times (a business and political daily published from Bangkok and Singapore), political editor of the Eenadu Group of newspapers and chief of bureau at The Indian Express in New Delhi.

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    Explanation :
    A Former journalist and author Surya Prakash has been appointed as the Chairman of public broadcaster Prasar Bharati Board for a second consecutive term till February 2020. He has previously worked as the editor of Zee News, executive editor of The Pioneer newspaper, India editor of Asia Times (a business and political daily published from Bangkok and Singapore), political editor of the Eenadu Group of newspapers and chief of bureau at The Indian Express in New Delhi.

  7. Question 7 of 170
    7. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    India’s which currency note had completed its 100 years?

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    Explanation :
    India’s 1 Rupee currency note completed 100 years. First Rupee 1 note was printed in England and was issued in India on November 30, 1917. It had an image of King George V (the then British monarch) imprinted on the left corner. During British Rule, currency notes were being issued in India since 1861. However, the Rupee 1 note was issued much later in 1917 to replace the silver coin that was used as Re1 coin. This change was implemented to use silver for making weaponry components during World War.

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    Explanation :
    India’s 1 Rupee currency note completed 100 years. First Rupee 1 note was printed in England and was issued in India on November 30, 1917. It had an image of King George V (the then British monarch) imprinted on the left corner. During British Rule, currency notes were being issued in India since 1861. However, the Rupee 1 note was issued much later in 1917 to replace the silver coin that was used as Re1 coin. This change was implemented to use silver for making weaponry components during World War.

  8. Question 8 of 170
    8. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    What is the theme of World AIDS Day 2017?

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    Explanation :
    World AIDS Day is observed on December 1 every year. This day is dedicated to spreading awareness about AIDS, which spreads due to infection from the virus called HIV. World Health Organization has marked this day as global public health campaign. The Theme of World AIDS Day 2017 is “My Health, My Right”. According to CDC, in 2016, an estimated 36.7 million people worldwide were living with HIV, about 1 million people died from AIDS-related illnesses, and 1.8 million people become newly infected with HIV.

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    Explanation :
    World AIDS Day is observed on December 1 every year. This day is dedicated to spreading awareness about AIDS, which spreads due to infection from the virus called HIV. World Health Organization has marked this day as global public health campaign. The Theme of World AIDS Day 2017 is “My Health, My Right”. According to CDC, in 2016, an estimated 36.7 million people worldwide were living with HIV, about 1 million people died from AIDS-related illnesses, and 1.8 million people become newly infected with HIV.

  9. Question 9 of 170
    9. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Name the country which was re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) under category B?

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    Explanation :
    India was re-elected to Council of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) under category B. In Council of IMO, Category B represents developing countries and those member countries with the largest interests in international sea borne trade. Indian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Y K Sinha represented India at the election which was conducted at IMO headquarters in London.

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    Explanation :
    India was re-elected to Council of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) under category B. In Council of IMO, Category B represents developing countries and those member countries with the largest interests in international sea borne trade. Indian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Y K Sinha represented India at the election which was conducted at IMO headquarters in London.

  10. Question 10 of 170
    10. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who is the first Indian-American to hold press briefing aboard Air Force One?

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    Explanation :
    Raj Shah, 33 who holds a key position in the White House, has briefed reporters on board presidential Air Force One, becoming the first Indian-American to enjoy the privilege. Mr. Shah was accompanying Mr. Trump as he flew to Missouri to deliver a major speech on middle-class tax relief and business tax relief. Gaggle is the term used for informal briefing by the White House Press Secretary, which is on the record but bars reporters from videographing.

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    Explanation :
    Raj Shah, 33 who holds a key position in the White House, has briefed reporters on board presidential Air Force One, becoming the first Indian-American to enjoy the privilege. Mr. Shah was accompanying Mr. Trump as he flew to Missouri to deliver a major speech on middle-class tax relief and business tax relief. Gaggle is the term used for informal briefing by the White House Press Secretary, which is on the record but bars reporters from videographing.

  11. Question 11 of 170
    11. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who is the new CEO and Managing Director of Infosys?

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    Explanation :
    Infosys Salil Parekh as Chief Executive Officer effective from January 2, 2018. Mr. U B Pravin Rao will step down as the interim CEO and Managing Director effective January 2, 2018 and will continue as Chief Operating Officer and a whole-time Director of the Company. Parekh was a member of the Group Executive Board at French IT services company Capgemini. He has Master of Engineering degrees in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

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    Explanation :
    Infosys Salil Parekh as Chief Executive Officer effective from January 2, 2018. Mr. U B Pravin Rao will step down as the interim CEO and Managing Director effective January 2, 2018 and will continue as Chief Operating Officer and a whole-time Director of the Company. Parekh was a member of the Group Executive Board at French IT services company Capgemini. He has Master of Engineering degrees in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

  12. Question 12 of 170
    12. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who is the author of the English novel “TWO” ?

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    Explanation :
    Veteran lyricist Gulzar has written English novel ‘Two’ which examines the status of refugees after the Partition.’Two’ published by HarperCollins India, was originally written in Urdu, Gulzar’s medium of writing. It included many words and phrases in Punjabi, Saraiki and other dialects spoken in that area of Punjab which became Pakistan after Partition

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    Explanation :
    Veteran lyricist Gulzar has written English novel ‘Two’ which examines the status of refugees after the Partition.’Two’ published by HarperCollins India, was originally written in Urdu, Gulzar’s medium of writing. It included many words and phrases in Punjabi, Saraiki and other dialects spoken in that area of Punjab which became Pakistan after Partition

  13. Question 13 of 170
    13. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who win gold medal at the World Weightlifting Championship in Anaheim, USA?

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    Explanation :
    Indian female weightlifter, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu became the first Indian in over two decades to win a gold medal at the World Weightlifting Championship in Anaheim, USA. At the World Weightlifting Championship in Anaheim, USA, Chanu competed in women’s 48kg. She won the gold medal by lifting 85kg in snatch and 109kg in clean and jerk to total 194kg. This has also become a new national record. With her lift of 85kg, Chani came second in snatch. However, she came first in clean & jerk and in overall total. She competed against 20 other lifters. Chanu hails from Manipur State and is currently employed with the Indian Railways.

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    Explanation :
    Indian female weightlifter, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu became the first Indian in over two decades to win a gold medal at the World Weightlifting Championship in Anaheim, USA. At the World Weightlifting Championship in Anaheim, USA, Chanu competed in women’s 48kg. She won the gold medal by lifting 85kg in snatch and 109kg in clean and jerk to total 194kg. This has also become a new national record. With her lift of 85kg, Chani came second in snatch. However, she came first in clean & jerk and in overall total. She competed against 20 other lifters. Chanu hails from Manipur State and is currently employed with the Indian Railways.

  14. Question 14 of 170
    14. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which state government launched Deen Dayal Divyangajan Sahajya Scheme?

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    Explanation :
    On the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu launched Deen Dayal Divyangajan Sahajya Scheme in Guwahati, Assam. Under this scheme, every differently abled person in Assam would be entitled to a one-time grant of Rs 5000 for their treatment. The launch function was attended by Assam Governor, Jagadish Mukhi and Assam Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal. At the launch function, Vice President Naidu praised Assam Government for introducing ‘Pranam Act’ under which, all government employees can make contributions from their salaries for the welfare of elderly and differently abled family members.

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    Explanation :
    On the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu launched Deen Dayal Divyangajan Sahajya Scheme in Guwahati, Assam. Under this scheme, every differently abled person in Assam would be entitled to a one-time grant of Rs 5000 for their treatment. The launch function was attended by Assam Governor, Jagadish Mukhi and Assam Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal. At the launch function, Vice President Naidu praised Assam Government for introducing ‘Pranam Act’ under which, all government employees can make contributions from their salaries for the welfare of elderly and differently abled family members.

  15. Question 15 of 170
    15. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    In which city of India, the first Madame Tussauds Wax Museum was inaugurated?

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    Explanation :
    India’s first Madame Tussauds wax museum was opened at Regal Building, Connaught Place, New Delhi. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in New Delhi is the 23rd edition of Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. It consists of 50 lifelike figures of personalitiesrelated to history, sports, music, films, and politics. The statues of following personalities are present: Narendra Modi, Sachin Tendulkar, Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Asha Bhosle, Sonu Nigam, Marylin Monroe, Lady Gaga, Will Smith, Justin Beiber, Kim Kardashian, Beyonce Knowles, Kapil Sharma, and APJ Abdul Kalam.

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    Explanation :
    India’s first Madame Tussauds wax museum was opened at Regal Building, Connaught Place, New Delhi. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in New Delhi is the 23rd edition of Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. It consists of 50 lifelike figures of personalitiesrelated to history, sports, music, films, and politics. The statues of following personalities are present: Narendra Modi, Sachin Tendulkar, Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Asha Bhosle, Sonu Nigam, Marylin Monroe, Lady Gaga, Will Smith, Justin Beiber, Kim Kardashian, Beyonce Knowles, Kapil Sharma, and APJ Abdul Kalam.

  16. Question 16 of 170
    16. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Name the only Indian who was on Fortune’s ‘Businessperson of the Year 2017’ list.

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    Explanation :
    Aditya Puri, the Managing Director of HDFC Bank, is the only Indian on Fortune’s ‘Businessperson of the Year 2017’ list. The Businessperson of the Year list is an annual ranking of world’s top 20 heads of companies. At the 18th position, Aditya Puri is the only head of an Indian company on the list. Aditya Puri has been the Managing Director of HDFC Bank since its inception in 1994. Nvidia’s Jensen Huang, a Taiwan-born American entrepreneur and businessman, has topped the list. Some others who made it to the list are: Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan Chase, Marc Benioff of Salesforce, Mary Dillion of Ulta Beauty, Francisco D’Souza of Cognizant, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Shantanu Narayen of Adobe Systems.

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    Explanation :
    Aditya Puri, the Managing Director of HDFC Bank, is the only Indian on Fortune’s ‘Businessperson of the Year 2017’ list. The Businessperson of the Year list is an annual ranking of world’s top 20 heads of companies. At the 18th position, Aditya Puri is the only head of an Indian company on the list. Aditya Puri has been the Managing Director of HDFC Bank since its inception in 1994. Nvidia’s Jensen Huang, a Taiwan-born American entrepreneur and businessman, has topped the list. Some others who made it to the list are: Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan Chase, Marc Benioff of Salesforce, Mary Dillion of Ulta Beauty, Francisco D’Souza of Cognizant, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Shantanu Narayen of Adobe Systems.

  17. Question 17 of 170
    17. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who was elected as the mayor of Yuba city in California and has thereby become first Sikh woman elected as mayor in the United States (US)?

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    Explanation :
    Preet Didbal was elected to Yuba city council in 2014 and is currently serving as vice-mayor. She will be sworn in as mayor on December 5, 2017. Ravi Bhalla is another Sikh Mayor in US. He was elected as mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey in November 2017. The Sutter-Yuba region in California is home to one of the largest Sikh communities in the country. It is estimated that US has around 500000 people who follow the Sikh faith.

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    Explanation :
    Preet Didbal was elected to Yuba city council in 2014 and is currently serving as vice-mayor. She will be sworn in as mayor on December 5, 2017. Ravi Bhalla is another Sikh Mayor in US. He was elected as mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey in November 2017. The Sutter-Yuba region in California is home to one of the largest Sikh communities in the country. It is estimated that US has around 500000 people who follow the Sikh faith.

  18. Question 18 of 170
    18. Question
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    Category: Current Affairs

    In which country, the four-day International conference on climate change was held at?

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    Explanation :
    The four-day International conference on climate change began in Kathmandu, Nepal. The International Conference on climate change is held to draw attention on climate change and its adverse effects on people in the Hindu Kush mountain range. The conference is attended by more than 300 experts from different countries of Asia including India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, and Myanmar. V K Saraswat, member of India’s Neeti foundation is leading the Indian delegation in the conference. The conference ‘Resilient Hindu Kush Himalaya: Developing Solutions towards a Sustainable Future for Asia’ is being organised by Nepal’s Ministry for Environment in collaboration with International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD).

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    Explanation :
    The four-day International conference on climate change began in Kathmandu, Nepal. The International Conference on climate change is held to draw attention on climate change and its adverse effects on people in the Hindu Kush mountain range. The conference is attended by more than 300 experts from different countries of Asia including India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, and Myanmar. V K Saraswat, member of India’s Neeti foundation is leading the Indian delegation in the conference. The conference ‘Resilient Hindu Kush Himalaya: Developing Solutions towards a Sustainable Future for Asia’ is being organised by Nepal’s Ministry for Environment in collaboration with International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD).

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    19. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Name the Cyclone which originated near Sri Lanka over the Bay of Bengal, moved over the Arabian sea through Kanyakumari triggering heavy rains and high speed wind in Lakshadweep islands?

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    Explanation :
    Cyclone Ockhi, originating near Sri Lanka over the Bay of Bengal, moved over the Arabian sea through Kanyakumari triggering heavy rains and high speed wind in Lakshadweep islands. Due to heavy rains along with strong winds on account of Cyclone Ockhi, several trees got uprooted and communication lines were disrupted in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and islands of Lakshadweep. Many fishermen from Kerala and Tamil Nadu have been reported to be missing. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami has asked Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to intensify search and rescue operation for the missing fishermen with the help of Indian Coast Guard and Indian Navy.

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    Explanation :
    Cyclone Ockhi, originating near Sri Lanka over the Bay of Bengal, moved over the Arabian sea through Kanyakumari triggering heavy rains and high speed wind in Lakshadweep islands. Due to heavy rains along with strong winds on account of Cyclone Ockhi, several trees got uprooted and communication lines were disrupted in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and islands of Lakshadweep. Many fishermen from Kerala and Tamil Nadu have been reported to be missing. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami has asked Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to intensify search and rescue operation for the missing fishermen with the help of Indian Coast Guard and Indian Navy.

  20. Question 20 of 170
    20. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Name the cricketer who became the first player to score six double centuries as captain?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Virat Kohli became the first player to score six double centuries as captain. Virat Kohli scored 200 off 238 balls on the second day of the ongoing Test against Sri Lanka at the Ferozshah Kotla stadium. This record of six double centuries is a first as a captain. He has surpassed West Indies’ Brian Lara, who held the record previously with five double tons in Tests. Also Virat Kohli now shares the record of most number (six) of double centuries for Indian in Test cricket with Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. He is also only the second Indian after Vinod Kambli to score back-to-back double hundreds.

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    Explanation :
    Virat Kohli became the first player to score six double centuries as captain. Virat Kohli scored 200 off 238 balls on the second day of the ongoing Test against Sri Lanka at the Ferozshah Kotla stadium. This record of six double centuries is a first as a captain. He has surpassed West Indies’ Brian Lara, who held the record previously with five double tons in Tests. Also Virat Kohli now shares the record of most number (six) of double centuries for Indian in Test cricket with Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. He is also only the second Indian after Vinod Kambli to score back-to-back double hundreds.

  21. Question 21 of 170
    21. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Name the State Government which announced that it would set up the world’s first Information Technology (IT) Campus for Persons with Disabilities (PWD)?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Telangana State Government announced that it would set up the world’s first Information Technology (IT) Campus for Persons with Disabilities (PWD) in Hyderabad. In order to set up IT campus for Persons with Disabilities in Hyderabad, Telangana State Government has entered into an agreement with Vindhya E-Infomedia Private Limited. Vindhya E-Infomedia Private Limited is considered as a pioneer in creating inclusive workspace. Majority of its 1600 employee workforce comprises Physically Challenged, Visually Impaired and Hearing Impaired individuals. The IT Campus for PWDs in Hyderabad will focus on creating employment opportunities for Persons With Disabilities

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    Explanation :
    Telangana State Government announced that it would set up the world’s first Information Technology (IT) Campus for Persons with Disabilities (PWD) in Hyderabad. In order to set up IT campus for Persons with Disabilities in Hyderabad, Telangana State Government has entered into an agreement with Vindhya E-Infomedia Private Limited. Vindhya E-Infomedia Private Limited is considered as a pioneer in creating inclusive workspace. Majority of its 1600 employee workforce comprises Physically Challenged, Visually Impaired and Hearing Impaired individuals. The IT Campus for PWDs in Hyderabad will focus on creating employment opportunities for Persons With Disabilities

  22. Question 22 of 170
    22. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Where did “The UN global conference on Migration” take place?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    US Government under President Donald Trump has announced to withdraw from the United Nations (UN) Migrant and Refugee Pact. Announcement in this regard came hours before the opening of a UN global conference on Migration in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. In September 2016, 193 UN member countries unanimously adopted ‘New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants’, a non-binding political declaration, pledging to uphold the rights of refugees, to help them resettle and providing them access to education and jobs. This declaration was strongly supported by the then US President Barack Obama. However, Donald Trump administration has pulled out from this pact citing the reasons that it interferes with American sovereignty and is not aligned to the current US immigration policies.

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    Explanation :
    US Government under President Donald Trump has announced to withdraw from the United Nations (UN) Migrant and Refugee Pact. Announcement in this regard came hours before the opening of a UN global conference on Migration in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. In September 2016, 193 UN member countries unanimously adopted ‘New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants’, a non-binding political declaration, pledging to uphold the rights of refugees, to help them resettle and providing them access to education and jobs. This declaration was strongly supported by the then US President Barack Obama. However, Donald Trump administration has pulled out from this pact citing the reasons that it interferes with American sovereignty and is not aligned to the current US immigration policies.

  23. Question 23 of 170
    23. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who was appointed as the Global Goodwill Ambassador for UN Environment?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding has been appointed a Global Goodwill Ambassador for UN Environment. Ellie Goulding took up her new role as Global Goodwill Ambassador for UN Environment in United Nations Environment Programme headquarters, at Nairobi, Kenya. She is 30 years old. She will attend the UN Environment Assembly on December 4, 2017 in Nairobi. Over 2,000 heads of state, ministers, business leaders, UN officials and civil society representatives are gathering at the meeting to find new ways to deal with pollution. Ellie is also backing UN Environment’s Clean Seas campaign.

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    Explanation :
    British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding has been appointed a Global Goodwill Ambassador for UN Environment. Ellie Goulding took up her new role as Global Goodwill Ambassador for UN Environment in United Nations Environment Programme headquarters, at Nairobi, Kenya. She is 30 years old. She will attend the UN Environment Assembly on December 4, 2017 in Nairobi. Over 2,000 heads of state, ministers, business leaders, UN officials and civil society representatives are gathering at the meeting to find new ways to deal with pollution. Ellie is also backing UN Environment’s Clean Seas campaign.

  24. Question 24 of 170
    24. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who sworn in for a second five-year term as the president of Kenya?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for a second five-year term as president of Kenya.
    Uhuru Kenyatta won a presidential election with 98 percent of the vote, held on 26 October 2017, which was boycotted by the opposition party. He took the oath at Nairobi’s Kasarani stadium. The ceremony was attended by heads of state from across east Africa. Uhuru Kenyatta is 55 years old. He is the son of the Kenya’s founding President and a member of Kenya’s largest community, the Kikuyu

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    Explanation :
    Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for a second five-year term as president of Kenya.
    Uhuru Kenyatta won a presidential election with 98 percent of the vote, held on 26 October 2017, which was boycotted by the opposition party. He took the oath at Nairobi’s Kasarani stadium. The ceremony was attended by heads of state from across east Africa. Uhuru Kenyatta is 55 years old. He is the son of the Kenya’s founding President and a member of Kenya’s largest community, the Kikuyu

  25. Question 25 of 170
    25. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    On which date, Indian Navy Day was celebrated all over India?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    On 4th December 2017, Indian Navy Day was celebrated all over India. Indian Navy Day is celebrated annually on December 4 to celebrate the Indian Navy’s achievements and commemorate the sacrifices made by the personnel. On 4th December 2017, award-winning innovations by the Indian Navy were put on display at the “Innovation Pavilion” at the Navy House in New Delhi.The innovations by Indian Naval Ships ‘Kuthar’ and ‘Vikramaditya’, have been selected as the winner and runner-up respectively in the ‘Operational Units’ category. The innovations by the Weapons Electronic Systems Engineering Establishment (WESEE) and Naval Aircraft Yard, Kochi were selected as the winnerand runner-up respectively in the ‘Shore Establishments’ category.

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    Explanation :
    On 4th December 2017, Indian Navy Day was celebrated all over India. Indian Navy Day is celebrated annually on December 4 to celebrate the Indian Navy’s achievements and commemorate the sacrifices made by the personnel. On 4th December 2017, award-winning innovations by the Indian Navy were put on display at the “Innovation Pavilion” at the Navy House in New Delhi.The innovations by Indian Naval Ships ‘Kuthar’ and ‘Vikramaditya’, have been selected as the winner and runner-up respectively in the ‘Operational Units’ category. The innovations by the Weapons Electronic Systems Engineering Establishment (WESEE) and Naval Aircraft Yard, Kochi were selected as the winnerand runner-up respectively in the ‘Shore Establishments’ category.

  26. Question 26 of 170
    26. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which district of Uttar Pradesh was included in the National Capital Region (NCR), taking the total number of districts in the NCR to 23?

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    Explanation :
    Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district was included in the National Capital Region (NCR), taking the total number of districts in the NCR to 23. The decision to include Shamli in the NCR was taken at the 37th meeting of the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) held in New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. It was attended by Haryana Chief Minister Manoharlal Khattar, Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna and Delhi Public Works Department Minister Satyendra Jain, etc. Besides Delhi, there are at present 22 districts in the NCR – 13 of Haryana, 7 of Uttar Pradesh and 2 of Rajasthan.

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    Explanation :
    Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district was included in the National Capital Region (NCR), taking the total number of districts in the NCR to 23. The decision to include Shamli in the NCR was taken at the 37th meeting of the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) held in New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. It was attended by Haryana Chief Minister Manoharlal Khattar, Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna and Delhi Public Works Department Minister Satyendra Jain, etc. Besides Delhi, there are at present 22 districts in the NCR – 13 of Haryana, 7 of Uttar Pradesh and 2 of Rajasthan.

  27. Question 27 of 170
    27. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which organization made an announcement in One Planet Summit, that it is about to end the financial support for oil and gas exploration after 2019?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The World Bank will end its financial support for oil and gas exploration within the next two years in response to the growing threat posed by climate change, it will not finance upstream oil and gas after 2019. The announcement was made at the One Planet Summit, convened by the French president, Emmanuel Macron, the World Bank president, Yim Yong Kim, and the UN secretary general, Antonio Guterres. In exceptional circumstances, World Bank said it would consider lending for oil and gas projects in the very poorest countries but only where it helped the poor get access to energy and the project did not conflict with commitments to reduce greenhouse gases made in the 2015 Paris climate change accord.

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    Explanation :
    The World Bank will end its financial support for oil and gas exploration within the next two years in response to the growing threat posed by climate change, it will not finance upstream oil and gas after 2019. The announcement was made at the One Planet Summit, convened by the French president, Emmanuel Macron, the World Bank president, Yim Yong Kim, and the UN secretary general, Antonio Guterres. In exceptional circumstances, World Bank said it would consider lending for oil and gas projects in the very poorest countries but only where it helped the poor get access to energy and the project did not conflict with commitments to reduce greenhouse gases made in the 2015 Paris climate change accord.

  28. Question 28 of 170
    28. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Name the organization which releases World Social Protection Report 2017-2019?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    As per data presented in International Labour Organization’s (ILO’s) World Social Protection Report 2017-19, only 45 per cent of the global population is effectively covered by at least one social benefit. As per this report, only 29 per cent of the global population has access to comprehensive social security. This marks a marginal increase compared to 27 per cent in 2014-2015. It has been recommended in the report that public spending on social protection should be increased especially in countries of Africa and Asia and the Arab countries. Remaining 71 per cent (5.2 billion people) are either partially protected or not protected at all.

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    Explanation :
    As per data presented in International Labour Organization’s (ILO’s) World Social Protection Report 2017-19, only 45 per cent of the global population is effectively covered by at least one social benefit. As per this report, only 29 per cent of the global population has access to comprehensive social security. This marks a marginal increase compared to 27 per cent in 2014-2015. It has been recommended in the report that public spending on social protection should be increased especially in countries of Africa and Asia and the Arab countries. Remaining 71 per cent (5.2 billion people) are either partially protected or not protected at all.

  29. Question 29 of 170
    29. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    In which country, the joint army training exercise “Flag4” was inaugurated?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The two-week United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and France joint army training exercise “Flag4”, started in Abu Dhabi. “Flag4” is a part of the effort to consolidate multilateral relations, and to increase coordination between the UAE Armed Forces and participating nations. It aims to increase combat efficiency, gain more field expertise, and work to unify military concepts among participating parties.The exercise is characterized by seriousness and integration in command and control, the application of combat strategies, unification of joint military concepts and the implementation of all stages of professional training between ground units.

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    Explanation :
    The two-week United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and France joint army training exercise “Flag4”, started in Abu Dhabi. “Flag4” is a part of the effort to consolidate multilateral relations, and to increase coordination between the UAE Armed Forces and participating nations. It aims to increase combat efficiency, gain more field expertise, and work to unify military concepts among participating parties.The exercise is characterized by seriousness and integration in command and control, the application of combat strategies, unification of joint military concepts and the implementation of all stages of professional training between ground units.

  30. Question 30 of 170
    30. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    According to the Global ratings agency “Fitch”, the India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth projection for 2017-18 has reduced to ____% from earlier 6.9 %?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Global ratings agency Fitch has lowered the India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth projection for 2017-18 to 6.7 per cent from earlier 6.9 per cent. This revelation was done in Fitch’s December 2017 Global Economic Outlook (GEO) released on December 4, 2017. India’s growth in first quarter of 2017-18 stood at 5.7 percent. For second quarter, the growth improved to 6.3 per cent. As per Fitch this rebound in growth in second quarter was weaker than expected and thus led to lowering the annual growth forecast for 2017-18. The report has outlined that India’s growth has been not up to the mark in recent quarters. However it may partly be attributed to one-off factors such as demonetisation in November 2016 and rollout of Goods and Services Tax law in July 2017.

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    Explanation :
    Global ratings agency Fitch has lowered the India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth projection for 2017-18 to 6.7 per cent from earlier 6.9 per cent. This revelation was done in Fitch’s December 2017 Global Economic Outlook (GEO) released on December 4, 2017. India’s growth in first quarter of 2017-18 stood at 5.7 percent. For second quarter, the growth improved to 6.3 per cent. As per Fitch this rebound in growth in second quarter was weaker than expected and thus led to lowering the annual growth forecast for 2017-18. The report has outlined that India’s growth has been not up to the mark in recent quarters. However it may partly be attributed to one-off factors such as demonetisation in November 2016 and rollout of Goods and Services Tax law in July 2017.

  31. Question 31 of 170
    31. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Name the Indian-American who tops 2017 list of ‘50 Leading Global Thinkers’?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Indian-American California senator Kamala Harris has topped the prestigious Foreign Policy magazine’s 2017 list of ‘50 Leading Global Thinkers’. Kamala Harris is 53 years old. She has been recognised for giving the Democratic Party hope in the era of President Donald Trump. She is the daughter of an Indian mother and a Jamaican father. She is the first-ever Indian-American to be elected to the US Senate. She is the only black woman in the Senate. South Korean President Moon Jae-in is ranked second in the list for trying to rebuild decent democratic leadership in South Korea. Indian-origin stand-up comedian Hasan Minhaj has also made it to the list with position number 32

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    Explanation :
    Indian-American California senator Kamala Harris has topped the prestigious Foreign Policy magazine’s 2017 list of ‘50 Leading Global Thinkers’. Kamala Harris is 53 years old. She has been recognised for giving the Democratic Party hope in the era of President Donald Trump. She is the daughter of an Indian mother and a Jamaican father. She is the first-ever Indian-American to be elected to the US Senate. She is the only black woman in the Senate. South Korean President Moon Jae-in is ranked second in the list for trying to rebuild decent democratic leadership in South Korea. Indian-origin stand-up comedian Hasan Minhaj has also made it to the list with position number 32

  32. Question 32 of 170
    32. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who launched the “Power of Sports to Shape the Future of Adolescents” campaign in South Asia in Colombo?

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    Explanation :
    Yuvraj launched the “Power of Sports to Shape the Future of Adolescents” campaign in South Asia in Colombo. Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh will be promoting the UNICEF sports initiative for youngsters in South Asia, which will also have the ICC’s (International Cricket Council) backing. Yuvraj was joined by under-19 players from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka who will compete in the ICC under-19 World Cup in New Zealand in January 2018. A panel discussion was followed by a friendly match between the players and the youth who attended the event. The event was jointly organised by UNICEF South Asia and the ICC

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    Explanation :
    Yuvraj launched the “Power of Sports to Shape the Future of Adolescents” campaign in South Asia in Colombo. Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh will be promoting the UNICEF sports initiative for youngsters in South Asia, which will also have the ICC’s (International Cricket Council) backing. Yuvraj was joined by under-19 players from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka who will compete in the ICC under-19 World Cup in New Zealand in January 2018. A panel discussion was followed by a friendly match between the players and the youth who attended the event. The event was jointly organised by UNICEF South Asia and the ICC

  33. Question 33 of 170
    33. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which Indian state became the first state in India to have Industrial policy exclusively for women entrepreneurs?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Maharashtra State Cabinet approved ‘Industrial Policy for Women Entrepreneur’ with an aim to encourage women entrepreneurs in the state. In the context of this policy, a woman or a group of women who have financed 100% for the project and hired minimum 50% women employees will be considered as women entrepreneurs. Under this policy, a woman entrepreneur in Maharashtra would get financial assistance from state government in the range of Rs 15 lakh up to Rs 1 crore for capital investment in project at the subsidized rate of interest up to 5%. For projects headed by women entrepreneurs, electricity will be supplied at a subsidized rate of Rs 1-2 per unit instead of Rs 7-8 per unit charges for industries. Besides, across Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) areas in the state, some portion of land will be reserved for women industrialists. With this, Maharashtra has become the first state in India to have such policy exclusively for women entrepreneurs.

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    Explanation :
    Maharashtra State Cabinet approved ‘Industrial Policy for Women Entrepreneur’ with an aim to encourage women entrepreneurs in the state. In the context of this policy, a woman or a group of women who have financed 100% for the project and hired minimum 50% women employees will be considered as women entrepreneurs. Under this policy, a woman entrepreneur in Maharashtra would get financial assistance from state government in the range of Rs 15 lakh up to Rs 1 crore for capital investment in project at the subsidized rate of interest up to 5%. For projects headed by women entrepreneurs, electricity will be supplied at a subsidized rate of Rs 1-2 per unit instead of Rs 7-8 per unit charges for industries. Besides, across Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) areas in the state, some portion of land will be reserved for women industrialists. With this, Maharashtra has become the first state in India to have such policy exclusively for women entrepreneurs.

  34. Question 34 of 170
    34. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    In which city, the 3rd edition of the Dialogue between the NITI Aayog and the Development Research Council (DRC) of China, the DRC- NITI Aayog Dialogue was held at?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The 3rd edition of the Dialogue between the NITI Aayog and the Development Research Council (DRC) of China, the DRC- NITI Aayog Dialogue was held in Beijing, China. The meeting was co-chaired by Vice Chairman NITI Aayog, Dr. Rajiv Kumar, and Mr Li Wei, President (Minister), DRC. The Indian delegation consisted of senior officials from NITI Aayog and Ministries of New & Renewable Energy and Food Processing. The Chinese delegation comprised of researchers and officials from DRC and ministers from various departments. In-depth discussions were held on sharing of experiences and best practices in the areas of Electric mobility, clean energy, Higher education and Special Economic Zones (SEZs). The two sides agreed that the 4th NITI Aayog – DRC Dialogue will be held in India in 2018.

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    Explanation :
    The 3rd edition of the Dialogue between the NITI Aayog and the Development Research Council (DRC) of China, the DRC- NITI Aayog Dialogue was held in Beijing, China. The meeting was co-chaired by Vice Chairman NITI Aayog, Dr. Rajiv Kumar, and Mr Li Wei, President (Minister), DRC. The Indian delegation consisted of senior officials from NITI Aayog and Ministries of New & Renewable Energy and Food Processing. The Chinese delegation comprised of researchers and officials from DRC and ministers from various departments. In-depth discussions were held on sharing of experiences and best practices in the areas of Electric mobility, clean energy, Higher education and Special Economic Zones (SEZs). The two sides agreed that the 4th NITI Aayog – DRC Dialogue will be held in India in 2018.

  35. Question 35 of 170
    35. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    In the RBI’s 5th Bi-Monthly Policy, which of the below given options were remained unchanged?

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    Explanation :
    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced Fifth Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement for financial year 2017-18.
    Policy Repo Rate 6.00% Unchanged – since 2nd August 2017
    Reverse Repo Rate 5.75% Unchanged – since 2nd August 2017
    Marginal Standing Facility Rate 6.25% Unchanged – since 2nd August 2017
    Bank Rate 6.25% Unchanged – since 2nd August 2017
    Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) 4.00% Unchanged – since 9th February 2013
    Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) 19.50% With Effect from 14th October 2017

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    Explanation :
    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced Fifth Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement for financial year 2017-18.
    Policy Repo Rate 6.00% Unchanged – since 2nd August 2017
    Reverse Repo Rate 5.75% Unchanged – since 2nd August 2017
    Marginal Standing Facility Rate 6.25% Unchanged – since 2nd August 2017
    Bank Rate 6.25% Unchanged – since 2nd August 2017
    Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) 4.00% Unchanged – since 9th February 2013
    Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) 19.50% With Effect from 14th October 2017

  36. Question 36 of 170
    36. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who wins Children’s Peace Prize for building refugee school in Lebanon?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Mohamad Al Jounde, a 16-year old Syrian teenager was awarded the 2017 International Children’s Peace Prize.Mohamad Al Jounde has been awarded for building a school and providing education to hundreds of Syrian refugee children who fled to Lebanon to escape the conflict. At the age of 12 years, Mohamad decided to set up a school in the Bekaa Valley refugee camp in Lebanon.The school currently has 200 students. Range of subjects from Maths to English and even photography are taught in this school. Moaham Al Jounde was presented 2017 International Children’s Peace Prize by Malala Yousafzai, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

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    Explanation:
    Mohamad Al Jounde, a 16-year old Syrian teenager was awarded the 2017 International Children’s Peace Prize.Mohamad Al Jounde has been awarded for building a school and providing education to hundreds of Syrian refugee children who fled to Lebanon to escape the conflict. At the age of 12 years, Mohamad decided to set up a school in the Bekaa Valley refugee camp in Lebanon.The school currently has 200 students. Range of subjects from Maths to English and even photography are taught in this school. Moaham Al Jounde was presented 2017 International Children’s Peace Prize by Malala Yousafzai, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

  37. Question 37 of 170
    37. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which country was banned from the 2018 Winter Games by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over its state-orchestrated doping programme?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Russia was banned from the 2018 Winter Games by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over its state-orchestrated doping programme. A report by the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) and two subsequent IOC investigations have confirmed that Russian athletes took part in an elaborate drug cheating programme which peaked during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The IOC has also banned Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who was sports minister during the Sochi Games, for life. No Russian athlete with a previous doping violation will be allowed to compete and no official who had a leadership role at Sochi 2014 will be invited to Pyeongchang. However clean Russian athletes will be allowed to compete under a neutral flag.

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    Explanation :
    Russia was banned from the 2018 Winter Games by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over its state-orchestrated doping programme. A report by the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) and two subsequent IOC investigations have confirmed that Russian athletes took part in an elaborate drug cheating programme which peaked during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The IOC has also banned Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who was sports minister during the Sochi Games, for life. No Russian athlete with a previous doping violation will be allowed to compete and no official who had a leadership role at Sochi 2014 will be invited to Pyeongchang. However clean Russian athletes will be allowed to compete under a neutral flag.

  38. Question 38 of 170
    38. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which State Government issued an ordinance rising the minimum age for liquor consumption from 21 to 23?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Kerala State Government issued an ordinance raising the minimum age for liquor consumption from 21 to 23. This ordinance seeks to make suitable amendments to Kerala’s Abkari laws. The decision has been taken with an objective to curb the liquor consumption among youngsters. Since 2016, when CPI-led government came to power in Kerala, it has considerably diluted state’s liquor policy. Its predecessor, Congress-led government, followed a stringent policy inclined towards banning liquor in phased manner. In context of this news, it is important to note that Kerala has the second highest level of per capita liquor consumption (after Andhra Pradesh) among all Indian States and Rs. 40000 crore revenue from liquor trade constitutes one fourth portion of Kerala State Government’s annual revenue .

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    Explanation :
    Kerala State Government issued an ordinance raising the minimum age for liquor consumption from 21 to 23. This ordinance seeks to make suitable amendments to Kerala’s Abkari laws. The decision has been taken with an objective to curb the liquor consumption among youngsters. Since 2016, when CPI-led government came to power in Kerala, it has considerably diluted state’s liquor policy. Its predecessor, Congress-led government, followed a stringent policy inclined towards banning liquor in phased manner. In context of this news, it is important to note that Kerala has the second highest level of per capita liquor consumption (after Andhra Pradesh) among all Indian States and Rs. 40000 crore revenue from liquor trade constitutes one fourth portion of Kerala State Government’s annual revenue .

  39. Question 39 of 170
    39. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    In which city, PM Modi inaugurated BR Ambedkar International Centre?

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    Explanation :
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the BR Ambedkar International Centre in Janpath, New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also unveiled two statues of BR Ambedkar at the BR Ambedkar International Centre. The foundation stone for the centre was laid by Prime Minister in 2015. Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot was also present at the event.

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    Explanation :
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the BR Ambedkar International Centre in Janpath, New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also unveiled two statues of BR Ambedkar at the BR Ambedkar International Centre. The foundation stone for the centre was laid by Prime Minister in 2015. Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot was also present at the event.

  40. Question 40 of 170
    40. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Name the country recently joined International Solar Alliance?

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    Explanation :
    Australia joined the International Solar Alliance (ISA).i. This decision was jointly announced by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Minister for Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg and Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop. Australia which is a world leader in the solar energy sector will now share its expertise in solar technologies and research with other ISA member countries. In Australia, around 17 per cent households have rooftop solar panels. It has the highest per capita rate in the world. Decision to join ISA reiterates Australian Government’s commitment to clean energy cooperation and will help in meeting its Paris Agreement emissions targets.

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    Explanation :
    Australia joined the International Solar Alliance (ISA).i. This decision was jointly announced by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Minister for Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg and Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop. Australia which is a world leader in the solar energy sector will now share its expertise in solar technologies and research with other ISA member countries. In Australia, around 17 per cent households have rooftop solar panels. It has the highest per capita rate in the world. Decision to join ISA reiterates Australian Government’s commitment to clean energy cooperation and will help in meeting its Paris Agreement emissions targets.

  41. Question 41 of 170
    41. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Central Government has asked which Bank to enable online payments at 470 mandis integrated with national portal of electronic National Agriculture Market (e-NAM)?

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    Explanation :
    Central Government has roped in ICICI Bank to enable online payments at 470 mandis integrated with national portal of electronic National Agriculture Market (e-NAM). e-NAM was launched in April 2016 with an aim to revolutionise agri markets by ensuring better price discovery, bringing in transparency and fostering competition to enable farmers to get better remuneration for their produce. Currently, payments on e-NAM are done through conventional modes via bank branches, debit cards and net banking. ICICI Bank will enable Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money) on the e-NAM portal for making cashless payments. These modes will provide seamless experience for making online payment of trade and services undertaken on 470 mandis integrated with the e-NAM platform. Government has set a target to connect 585 mandis with e-NAM by March 2017

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    Explanation :
    Central Government has roped in ICICI Bank to enable online payments at 470 mandis integrated with national portal of electronic National Agriculture Market (e-NAM). e-NAM was launched in April 2016 with an aim to revolutionise agri markets by ensuring better price discovery, bringing in transparency and fostering competition to enable farmers to get better remuneration for their produce. Currently, payments on e-NAM are done through conventional modes via bank branches, debit cards and net banking. ICICI Bank will enable Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money) on the e-NAM portal for making cashless payments. These modes will provide seamless experience for making online payment of trade and services undertaken on 470 mandis integrated with the e-NAM platform. Government has set a target to connect 585 mandis with e-NAM by March 2017

  42. Question 42 of 170
    42. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who recently quited as National Sports Observer for wrestling?

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    Explanation :
    Double Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar has quit his role as a National Sports Observer for wrestling. Sushil Kumar is a 34-year-old wrestler. He was among 12 national observers appointed by then Sports Minister Vijay Goel. Sushil Kumar is still active in wrestling. Recently, Mary Kom had also resigned as the national observer for boxing after Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore made it clear that active sportspersons will not be considered for the position

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    Explanation :
    Double Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar has quit his role as a National Sports Observer for wrestling. Sushil Kumar is a 34-year-old wrestler. He was among 12 national observers appointed by then Sports Minister Vijay Goel. Sushil Kumar is still active in wrestling. Recently, Mary Kom had also resigned as the national observer for boxing after Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore made it clear that active sportspersons will not be considered for the position

  43. Question 43 of 170
    43. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    In which Indian state, the naval maritime aircraft museum was inaugurated?

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    Explanation :
    President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the Naval Maritime Aircraft Museum in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh Governor, ESL Narasimhan, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, N Chandrababu Naidu, Indian Navy Chief, Admiral Sunil Lanba and Union Civil Aviation Minister, P Ashok Gajapati Raju were also present at the occasion. This museum features the maritime patrol aircraft Tupolev-142M. Tupolev-142M is the reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft which served the Indian Navy for almost three decades. It was decommissioned in March 2017. Tupolive-142M, the Soviet era aircraft, had an accident-free record and served in various operations including the Kargil war. Andhra Pradesh State government has spent Rs 10 crore over four months for the museum project. The museum will now be looked after by Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority

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    Explanation :
    President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the Naval Maritime Aircraft Museum in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh Governor, ESL Narasimhan, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, N Chandrababu Naidu, Indian Navy Chief, Admiral Sunil Lanba and Union Civil Aviation Minister, P Ashok Gajapati Raju were also present at the occasion. This museum features the maritime patrol aircraft Tupolev-142M. Tupolev-142M is the reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft which served the Indian Navy for almost three decades. It was decommissioned in March 2017. Tupolive-142M, the Soviet era aircraft, had an accident-free record and served in various operations including the Kargil war. Andhra Pradesh State government has spent Rs 10 crore over four months for the museum project. The museum will now be looked after by Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority

  44. Question 44 of 170
    44. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Name the Railway Station which has become the first energy-efficient ‘A1 Category’ railway station in India?

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    Explanation :
    Kacheguda Railway Station in Hyderabad has become the first energy-efficient ‘A1 Category’ railway station in India. Kacheguda Railway Station falls under the Hyderabad division of the South Central Railway (SCR). The station attained the 100 percent energy-efficient status by replacing 1312 conventional lights with light-emitting diode (LED) lighting, 12 air conditioners (ACs) with energy efficient inverter type ACs and 370 ceiling fans with Brushless DC Electrical (BLDC) motors energy-efficient fans. On account of these changes, Kacheguda Railway Station will save about 1.76 lakh units and Rs. 14.08 lakh annually. Kacheguda is not just a historic and the most beautiful railway station building of SCR but also one of the landmarks of Hyderabad city.

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    Explanation :
    Kacheguda Railway Station in Hyderabad has become the first energy-efficient ‘A1 Category’ railway station in India. Kacheguda Railway Station falls under the Hyderabad division of the South Central Railway (SCR). The station attained the 100 percent energy-efficient status by replacing 1312 conventional lights with light-emitting diode (LED) lighting, 12 air conditioners (ACs) with energy efficient inverter type ACs and 370 ceiling fans with Brushless DC Electrical (BLDC) motors energy-efficient fans. On account of these changes, Kacheguda Railway Station will save about 1.76 lakh units and Rs. 14.08 lakh annually. Kacheguda is not just a historic and the most beautiful railway station building of SCR but also one of the landmarks of Hyderabad city.

  45. Question 45 of 170
    45. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which organization released the Global Education Monitoring Report 2017-18 which expresses concern over school textbooks in many countries glorifying war and military heroes rather than teaching peace and non-violence?

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    Explanation :
    Global Education Monitoring Report 2017-18 supported by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), released on December 4, 2017, expresses concern over school textbooks in many countries glorifying war and military heroes rather than teaching peace and non-violence. As per the report, just 10% of the textbooks across the world explicitly teach the need for conflict prevention and resolution. The report has cited examples of textbooks in Pakistan that focus on militarism, wars with India and propagate differences between Hindus and Muslims. Global Education Monitoring Report highlights the role of accountability in education systems across the world, regarding achievement of the vision of UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4: ensuring inclusive, equitable and good-quality education and lifelong learning for all.

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    Explanation :
    Global Education Monitoring Report 2017-18 supported by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), released on December 4, 2017, expresses concern over school textbooks in many countries glorifying war and military heroes rather than teaching peace and non-violence. As per the report, just 10% of the textbooks across the world explicitly teach the need for conflict prevention and resolution. The report has cited examples of textbooks in Pakistan that focus on militarism, wars with India and propagate differences between Hindus and Muslims. Global Education Monitoring Report highlights the role of accountability in education systems across the world, regarding achievement of the vision of UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4: ensuring inclusive, equitable and good-quality education and lifelong learning for all.

  46. Question 46 of 170
    46. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who was awarded the Ballon d’Or for world player of the year for the fifth time to equal Lionel Messi’s achievement?

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    Explanation :
    Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo has been awarded the Ballon d’Or for world player of the year for the fifth time to equal Lionel Messi’s achievement. The award was handed out by magazine France Football, for the second consecutive year. Ronaldo collected the trophy in a ceremony at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, presented by former France player David Ginola on 7th December 2017. Lionel Messi came second while Paris’ Neymar Jr, came third, Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon finished fourth and Luka Modric came fifth. Chelsea and France midfielder N’Golo Kante was the highest ranked Premier League player, coming eighth. Harry Kane, ranked 10th, was the only English player to make it into the top 0.

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    Explanation :
    Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo has been awarded the Ballon d’Or for world player of the year for the fifth time to equal Lionel Messi’s achievement. The award was handed out by magazine France Football, for the second consecutive year. Ronaldo collected the trophy in a ceremony at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, presented by former France player David Ginola on 7th December 2017. Lionel Messi came second while Paris’ Neymar Jr, came third, Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon finished fourth and Luka Modric came fifth. Chelsea and France midfielder N’Golo Kante was the highest ranked Premier League player, coming eighth. Harry Kane, ranked 10th, was the only English player to make it into the top 0.

  47. Question 47 of 170
    47. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    India’s ‘first’ mobile food testing laboratory will be enabled in which state?

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    Explanation :
    India’s ‘first’ mobile food testing laboratory, which will enable on-the-spot food safety tests to be conducted in Goa, would be launched by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on 10th December 2017. This is the first ever ‘Food Safety on Wheel’ mobile laboratory in India. The vehicle is equipped to conduct on-the-spot tests to check the food quality. It will also check the hygiene level of water. The results can be received within 15 minutes. The mobile laboratory costs Rs 45 lakhs. It has been fully funded by the Central Government. The vehicle would also be used to conduct surprise checks by the FDA for scheduled tests.

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    Explanation :
    India’s ‘first’ mobile food testing laboratory, which will enable on-the-spot food safety tests to be conducted in Goa, would be launched by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on 10th December 2017. This is the first ever ‘Food Safety on Wheel’ mobile laboratory in India. The vehicle is equipped to conduct on-the-spot tests to check the food quality. It will also check the hygiene level of water. The results can be received within 15 minutes. The mobile laboratory costs Rs 45 lakhs. It has been fully funded by the Central Government. The vehicle would also be used to conduct surprise checks by the FDA for scheduled tests.

  48. Question 48 of 170
    48. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which city of Kerala, has been listed in a United Nations (UN) report of 5 global cities that have successfully tackled solid waste management?

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    Explanation :
    Alappuzha, a coastal city of Kerala, has been listed in a United Nations (UN) report of 5 global cities that have successfully tackled solid waste management. The UN Environment report lists Alappuzha, also called Aleppey, along with cities like Osaka in Japan, Ljubljana in Slovenia, Penang in Malaysia and Cajica in Colombia.The report has called the town’s municipality “progressive”. A few years ago, roadsides and canals filled with stinking garbage were threatening Alappuzha’s status as a tourist destination. After that, the municipality had set up a de-centralised waste management system to separate biodegradable waste at the ward level.

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    Explanation :
    Alappuzha, a coastal city of Kerala, has been listed in a United Nations (UN) report of 5 global cities that have successfully tackled solid waste management. The UN Environment report lists Alappuzha, also called Aleppey, along with cities like Osaka in Japan, Ljubljana in Slovenia, Penang in Malaysia and Cajica in Colombia.The report has called the town’s municipality “progressive”. A few years ago, roadsides and canals filled with stinking garbage were threatening Alappuzha’s status as a tourist destination. After that, the municipality had set up a de-centralised waste management system to separate biodegradable waste at the ward level.

  49. Question 49 of 170
    49. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Name the first Indian to win gold at World Para Swimming Championship 2017?

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    Explanation :
    Nagpur’s visually challenged swimmer Kanchanmala Pande became the first Indian to win the gold medal in the World Para Swimming Championship. Kanchanmala participated in World Para Swimming Championship 2017 and secured the top spot in 200 meters medley event in S-11 category. Kanchanmala, works with Reserve Bank of India (RBI). She was the only Indian swimmer to qualify in the women’s category. Kanchanmala hails from Amravati. She is a regular swimmer of Aqua Sports Club, Nagpur.

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    Explanation :
    Nagpur’s visually challenged swimmer Kanchanmala Pande became the first Indian to win the gold medal in the World Para Swimming Championship. Kanchanmala participated in World Para Swimming Championship 2017 and secured the top spot in 200 meters medley event in S-11 category. Kanchanmala, works with Reserve Bank of India (RBI). She was the only Indian swimmer to qualify in the women’s category. Kanchanmala hails from Amravati. She is a regular swimmer of Aqua Sports Club, Nagpur.

  50. Question 50 of 170
    50. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    India has been declared free from which of the following disease?

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    Explanation :
    Union Health Minister J P Nadda announed that India has been declared free from infective Trachoma. Trachoma is a contagious disease caused by bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. It causes inflamed granulation on the inner surface of the eyelids. If left untreated, Trachoma infection can lead to permanent blindness. Announcement in this regard was made by Mr. J P Nadda while releasing the National Trachoma Survey Report (2014-17) in New Delhi. Mr. Nadda outlined that India has been able to get rid of Trachoma on account of various efforts including provision of antibiotic eye drops, availability of safe water, personal hygiene, availability of surgical facilities for chronic Trachoma and improved environmental sanitation

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    Explanation :
    Union Health Minister J P Nadda announed that India has been declared free from infective Trachoma. Trachoma is a contagious disease caused by bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. It causes inflamed granulation on the inner surface of the eyelids. If left untreated, Trachoma infection can lead to permanent blindness. Announcement in this regard was made by Mr. J P Nadda while releasing the National Trachoma Survey Report (2014-17) in New Delhi. Mr. Nadda outlined that India has been able to get rid of Trachoma on account of various efforts including provision of antibiotic eye drops, availability of safe water, personal hygiene, availability of surgical facilities for chronic Trachoma and improved environmental sanitation

  51. Question 51 of 170
    51. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    In which state, ‘Bodhi Parva: BIMSTEC Festival of Buddhist Heritage’ was inaugurated?

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    Explanation :
    Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge), inaugurated ‘Bodhi Parva: BIMSTEC Festival of Buddhist Heritage’ in New Delhi on December 08, 2017. Jeetendra Narayan Dev, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal, and Heads of Missions of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) member countries were also present at the inauguration function. India is hosting this three-day festival as part of celebrations of 20th anniversary of BIMSTEC. ‘Bodhi Parva: BIMSTEC Festival of Buddhist Heritage’, is expected to create awareness of BIMSTEC’s rich and common heritage

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    Explanation :
    Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge), inaugurated ‘Bodhi Parva: BIMSTEC Festival of Buddhist Heritage’ in New Delhi on December 08, 2017. Jeetendra Narayan Dev, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal, and Heads of Missions of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) member countries were also present at the inauguration function. India is hosting this three-day festival as part of celebrations of 20th anniversary of BIMSTEC. ‘Bodhi Parva: BIMSTEC Festival of Buddhist Heritage’, is expected to create awareness of BIMSTEC’s rich and common heritage

  52. Question 52 of 170
    52. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Name the Renowned Hindi writer, who has been chosen for 27th Vyas Samman for her novel “Dukkham Sukkham”?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Renowned Hindi writer, Mamta Kalia has been chosen for 27th Vyas Samman for her novel “Dukkham Sukkham”. Mamta Kalia was born in 1940 in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh. She has authored 11 novels and a dozen collections of short stories. Novel “Dukkham Sukkham”, for which Ms. Kalia has been chosen for Vyas Samman was published in 2008. It is a saga of a lower middle-class family’s three generations and focuses on the transition in relations and situations of our society. Ms Kalia has been chosen for Vyas Samman 2017 by a selection committee headed by Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari. Mr. Tiwari is a renowned author and also the director of Sahitya Akdemi.

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    Explanation :
    Renowned Hindi writer, Mamta Kalia has been chosen for 27th Vyas Samman for her novel “Dukkham Sukkham”. Mamta Kalia was born in 1940 in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh. She has authored 11 novels and a dozen collections of short stories. Novel “Dukkham Sukkham”, for which Ms. Kalia has been chosen for Vyas Samman was published in 2008. It is a saga of a lower middle-class family’s three generations and focuses on the transition in relations and situations of our society. Ms Kalia has been chosen for Vyas Samman 2017 by a selection committee headed by Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari. Mr. Tiwari is a renowned author and also the director of Sahitya Akdemi.

  53. Question 53 of 170
    53. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who were named as the International Tennis Federation (ITF) world champions?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Spaniards Rafael Nadal and Garbine Muguruza were named as the International Tennis Federation (ITF) world champions. This is the first time in 19 years the awards have gone to players from the same country. Rafael Nadal has been named the International Tennis Federation (ITF) world champion for the third time. Garbine Muguruza won the ITF world champion award for the first time after capturing the Wimbledon title and moving to the world number one ranking for the first time

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    Explanation :
    Spaniards Rafael Nadal and Garbine Muguruza were named as the International Tennis Federation (ITF) world champions. This is the first time in 19 years the awards have gone to players from the same country. Rafael Nadal has been named the International Tennis Federation (ITF) world champion for the third time. Garbine Muguruza won the ITF world champion award for the first time after capturing the Wimbledon title and moving to the world number one ranking for the first time

  54. Question 54 of 170
    54. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    When is the International Anti-Corruption Day celebrated all over the world?

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    Explanation :
    Across the world, International Anti-Corruption Day is observed on 9th December every year. On October 31, 2003, United Nations General Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention against Corruption and also designated 9th December as ‘International Anti-Corruption Day’. ’International Anti-Corruption Day’ is observed to create awareness of corruption and highlight the role of United Nations Convention against Corruption in combating and preventing it. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has revealed that, in developing countries, funds lost due to corruption are estimated at 10 times the amount spent by government on development assistance. Theme for ‘International Anti-Corruption Day’ 2017 is ‘United against corruption for development, peace and security’.

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    Explanation :
    Across the world, International Anti-Corruption Day is observed on 9th December every year. On October 31, 2003, United Nations General Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention against Corruption and also designated 9th December as ‘International Anti-Corruption Day’. ’International Anti-Corruption Day’ is observed to create awareness of corruption and highlight the role of United Nations Convention against Corruption in combating and preventing it. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has revealed that, in developing countries, funds lost due to corruption are estimated at 10 times the amount spent by government on development assistance. Theme for ‘International Anti-Corruption Day’ 2017 is ‘United against corruption for development, peace and security’.

  55. Question 55 of 170
    55. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Aadhaar-PAN linking deadline extended till ___________?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    the government extended the deadline for mandatory linking of PAN with Aadhaar by three months to March 31, 2018. This is the third extension given by the government to individuals to link the Permanent Account Number (PAN) with Aadhaar. Section 139 AA (2) of the Income Tax Act says that every person having PAN as on July 1, 2017, and eligible to obtain Aadhaar, must intimate his Aadhaar number to the tax authorities.

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    Explanation :
    the government extended the deadline for mandatory linking of PAN with Aadhaar by three months to March 31, 2018. This is the third extension given by the government to individuals to link the Permanent Account Number (PAN) with Aadhaar. Section 139 AA (2) of the Income Tax Act says that every person having PAN as on July 1, 2017, and eligible to obtain Aadhaar, must intimate his Aadhaar number to the tax authorities.

  56. Question 56 of 170
    56. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which state has topped preliminary rankings of Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) for 2017?

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    Explanation :
    Haryana has topped preliminary rankings of Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) for this year. Haryana has topped the list by scoring 69 per cent. Haryana is followed by Telangana with a score of 68.46 per cent. Union Commerce and Industry Ministry will release the final rankings in January-February 2018. These rankings reflect attractiveness of Indian States/Union Territories for conducting businesses and attracting investment for businesses. 2016 all-India State/Union Territory Ease of Doing Business Rankings were jointly topped by Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

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    Explanation :
    Haryana has topped preliminary rankings of Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) for this year. Haryana has topped the list by scoring 69 per cent. Haryana is followed by Telangana with a score of 68.46 per cent. Union Commerce and Industry Ministry will release the final rankings in January-February 2018. These rankings reflect attractiveness of Indian States/Union Territories for conducting businesses and attracting investment for businesses. 2016 all-India State/Union Territory Ease of Doing Business Rankings were jointly topped by Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

  57. Question 57 of 170
    57. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who was appointed as the Executive Director (ED) of Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?

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    Explanation :
    Uma Shankar has been appointed as Executive Director (ED) of Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Prior to this elevation, Uma Shankar held the position of Chief General Manager (CGM) in charge of financial inclusion and development department at RBI. Uma Shankar has been appointed as Executive Director after Meena Hemchandra, the Executive Director in charge of RBI’s supervision department retired on November 30, 2017. Thus, Uma Shankar will most likely take charge of the supervision department. RBI has 11 Executive Directors and each of them supervises the 34 departments headed by Chief General Managers (CGMs).

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    Explanation :
    Uma Shankar has been appointed as Executive Director (ED) of Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Prior to this elevation, Uma Shankar held the position of Chief General Manager (CGM) in charge of financial inclusion and development department at RBI. Uma Shankar has been appointed as Executive Director after Meena Hemchandra, the Executive Director in charge of RBI’s supervision department retired on November 30, 2017. Thus, Uma Shankar will most likely take charge of the supervision department. RBI has 11 Executive Directors and each of them supervises the 34 departments headed by Chief General Managers (CGMs).

  58. Question 58 of 170
    58. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    In which city, India is to host its first-ever major boxing tournament for elite men and women, ‘India Open International Boxing Tournament’?

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    Explanation :
    India is to host its first-ever major boxing tournament for elite men and women, ‘India Open International Boxing Tournament’, January 28 to February 1, 2018 in New Delhi. For the first time in the history of boxing, India will field a team in the upcoming edition of World Series Boxing, AIBA’s professional league. The team will be fully supported and sponsored by BFI. Boxing Federation of India (BFI) President Ajay Singh revealed this last month.

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    Explanation :
    India is to host its first-ever major boxing tournament for elite men and women, ‘India Open International Boxing Tournament’, January 28 to February 1, 2018 in New Delhi. For the first time in the history of boxing, India will field a team in the upcoming edition of World Series Boxing, AIBA’s professional league. The team will be fully supported and sponsored by BFI. Boxing Federation of India (BFI) President Ajay Singh revealed this last month.

  59. Question 59 of 170
    59. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    To which Profession does Sukharanjan Sengupta belongs to?

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    Explanation :
    Veteran journalist Sukharanjan Sengupta died due to old age-related health problems, in Kolkata. Sukharanjan Sengupta was 85 years old. He underwent a heart surgery recently, and was re-admitted to a city hospital following urine infection and went to coma. He is survived by wife, a daughter and a son. He had worked for Bengali dailies ‘Jugantar’ and ‘Ananda Bazar Patrika’ in his long career.

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    Explanation :
    Veteran journalist Sukharanjan Sengupta died due to old age-related health problems, in Kolkata. Sukharanjan Sengupta was 85 years old. He underwent a heart surgery recently, and was re-admitted to a city hospital following urine infection and went to coma. He is survived by wife, a daughter and a son. He had worked for Bengali dailies ‘Jugantar’ and ‘Ananda Bazar Patrika’ in his long career.

  60. Question 60 of 170
    60. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    In which Indian city, UN Women and Facebook inaugurated ‘We The Women’ event aimed to empower and recognise the contribution of women in our society?

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    Explanation :
    UN Women and Facebook inaugurated ‘We The Women’ event in Mumbai, aimed to empower and recognise the contribution of women in our society. Famous women achievers including Union Textile Minister, Smriti Irani, Wrestler Sakshi Malik, Cricketer Mithali Raj, Television and Film Producer Ekta Kapoor participated in this event. This two-day event was held at Mehboob Studios in Mumbai under the curatorship of journalist Barkha Dutt. Participants expressed their viewpoints on various issues including sexism, gender equality and sexual harassment. The event also hosted a flea market and food stalls showcasing food items by female chefs.

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    Explanation :
    UN Women and Facebook inaugurated ‘We The Women’ event in Mumbai, aimed to empower and recognise the contribution of women in our society. Famous women achievers including Union Textile Minister, Smriti Irani, Wrestler Sakshi Malik, Cricketer Mithali Raj, Television and Film Producer Ekta Kapoor participated in this event. This two-day event was held at Mehboob Studios in Mumbai under the curatorship of journalist Barkha Dutt. Participants expressed their viewpoints on various issues including sexism, gender equality and sexual harassment. The event also hosted a flea market and food stalls showcasing food items by female chefs.

  61. Question 61 of 170
    61. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which city inaugurated the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – India Connectivity Summit (AICS)?

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    Explanation :
    Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – India Connectivity Summit (AICS) begun in New Delhi on December 11, 2017. Theme of this two-day Summit is ‘Powering Digital and Physical Linkages for Asia in the 21st Century’. The Summit aims at accelerating existing connectivity prospects, evolving suitable policy recommendations, identifying issues of concern and developing strategies to enhance economic, trade and industrial relations between India and ASEAN member countries. Infrastructure, Shipping, Roadways, Digital, Energy, Finance and Aviation have been outlined as the focus areas for this summit. Ministers including Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Communications (Independent Charge) and Gen. V.K. Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs will be attending this Summit.

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    Explanation :
    Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – India Connectivity Summit (AICS) begun in New Delhi on December 11, 2017. Theme of this two-day Summit is ‘Powering Digital and Physical Linkages for Asia in the 21st Century’. The Summit aims at accelerating existing connectivity prospects, evolving suitable policy recommendations, identifying issues of concern and developing strategies to enhance economic, trade and industrial relations between India and ASEAN member countries. Infrastructure, Shipping, Roadways, Digital, Energy, Finance and Aviation have been outlined as the focus areas for this summit. Ministers including Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Communications (Independent Charge) and Gen. V.K. Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs will be attending this Summit.

  62. Question 62 of 170
    62. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    By defeating Argentina, which country won gold medal in the Hockey World League 2016-17?

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    Explanation :
    Australia won gold in the Hockey World League 2016-17 by defeating Argentina in the finals. The final match was held at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Australia beat Argentina by 2-1. Two goals from Austrlian side were scored by Blake Govers and Jeremy Hayward, while Agustin Bugallo scored one goal from Argentinean side. In the bronze-medal play-off, India beat Germany by 2-1. This match too was played in Bhubaneswar. Odisha government presented a cheque of Rs 10 lakh to each Indian player for winning this bronze medal. India has won bronze medal in Hockey World League for the second time. Earlier it won bronze in 2014-15 season played at Raipur, Chhattisgarh.

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    Explanation :
    Australia won gold in the Hockey World League 2016-17 by defeating Argentina in the finals. The final match was held at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Australia beat Argentina by 2-1. Two goals from Austrlian side were scored by Blake Govers and Jeremy Hayward, while Agustin Bugallo scored one goal from Argentinean side. In the bronze-medal play-off, India beat Germany by 2-1. This match too was played in Bhubaneswar. Odisha government presented a cheque of Rs 10 lakh to each Indian player for winning this bronze medal. India has won bronze medal in Hockey World League for the second time. Earlier it won bronze in 2014-15 season played at Raipur, Chhattisgarh.

  63. Question 63 of 170
    63. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which country depreciates its currency after talks with International Monetary Fund (IMF)?

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    Explanation :
    In the last week, Pakistan allowed its currency (Pakistani rupee) to depreciate after important talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). This decision was taken to ensure materialisation of $2.5 billion worth of receipts from two international bonds launched in November 2017. As a result, on December 8, 2017, Pakistani Rupee touched Rs. 110 against US dollar and closed at Rs. 107 at the end of the session. First round of discussions (between Pakistan Government and IMF) on external sector of Pakistan’s economy concluded on December 8, 2017. State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) will now allow Pakistani rupee’s exchange rate to adjust as per market conditions.

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    Explanation :
    In the last week, Pakistan allowed its currency (Pakistani rupee) to depreciate after important talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). This decision was taken to ensure materialisation of $2.5 billion worth of receipts from two international bonds launched in November 2017. As a result, on December 8, 2017, Pakistani Rupee touched Rs. 110 against US dollar and closed at Rs. 107 at the end of the session. First round of discussions (between Pakistan Government and IMF) on external sector of Pakistan’s economy concluded on December 8, 2017. State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) will now allow Pakistani rupee’s exchange rate to adjust as per market conditions.

  64. Question 64 of 170
    64. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    According to Global investment bank Nomura, India’s economy will increase _____% growth rate in 2018?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Global investment bank Nomura has predicted India’s economy to register a 7.5 % growth rate in 2018, saying it is on the cusp of a cyclical recovery. Nomura said in the report that, the Indian economy is on the cusp of a cyclical recovery. The government has continued to implement structural reforms and prudent macro policies, the benefits of which may be harder to pinpoint right now, but over time will be positive for growth. It said higher crude oil prices and state election results are the main risks. Given the base effects, Nomura expects the growth in the first half of 2018to be at 7.8 %.

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    Explanation :
    Global investment bank Nomura has predicted India’s economy to register a 7.5 % growth rate in 2018, saying it is on the cusp of a cyclical recovery. Nomura said in the report that, the Indian economy is on the cusp of a cyclical recovery. The government has continued to implement structural reforms and prudent macro policies, the benefits of which may be harder to pinpoint right now, but over time will be positive for growth. It said higher crude oil prices and state election results are the main risks. Given the base effects, Nomura expects the growth in the first half of 2018to be at 7.8 %.

  65. Question 65 of 170
    65. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    According to Cartographers surveying Antarctica, which is the tallest mountain in the British Antarctic Territory (BAT)?

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    Explanation :
    Cartographers surveying Antarctica have discovered that Mt Hope is the tallest mountain in the British Antarctic Territory (BAT) at 3,239 metres above sea level. Until now, maps showed Mt Jackson as the tallest mountain in the territory at 3,184 metres, according to researchers at British Antarctic Survey (BAS). New satellite data reveals Mt Hope being 55 metres taller than Mt Jackson and 377 metres higher than previously thought. Mt Hope is the highest mountain in the British Antarctic Territory. However, Mt Vinson remains the highest mountain in Antarctica standing at 4,892 metres.

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    Explanation :
    Cartographers surveying Antarctica have discovered that Mt Hope is the tallest mountain in the British Antarctic Territory (BAT) at 3,239 metres above sea level. Until now, maps showed Mt Jackson as the tallest mountain in the territory at 3,184 metres, according to researchers at British Antarctic Survey (BAS). New satellite data reveals Mt Hope being 55 metres taller than Mt Jackson and 377 metres higher than previously thought. Mt Hope is the highest mountain in the British Antarctic Territory. However, Mt Vinson remains the highest mountain in Antarctica standing at 4,892 metres.

  66. Question 66 of 170
    66. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who is the father of DNA fingerprinting in India’?

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    Explanation :
    Eminent scientist and ‘father of DNA fingerprinting in India’, Lalji Singh, passed away following a massive heart attack while he was on his way to Delhi. Lalji Singh was 70 years old. He was the 25th vice chancellor of the BHU (Banaras Hindu University). He was also the recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri award. He was the founder of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), also served as its director. He was the officer-on-special-duty (OSD) at the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) in Hyderabad between 1995 and 1999. He also founded Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species (LaCONES).

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    Explanation :
    Eminent scientist and ‘father of DNA fingerprinting in India’, Lalji Singh, passed away following a massive heart attack while he was on his way to Delhi. Lalji Singh was 70 years old. He was the 25th vice chancellor of the BHU (Banaras Hindu University). He was also the recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri award. He was the founder of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), also served as its director. He was the officer-on-special-duty (OSD) at the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) in Hyderabad between 1995 and 1999. He also founded Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species (LaCONES).

  67. Question 67 of 170
    67. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Name the state government which launched SAUBHAGYA Scheme, with an aim to provide free electricity connections to poor people in the state?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The Jammu and Kashmir government launched SAUBHAGYA (Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojna) with an aim to provide free electricity connections to poor people in the state. SAUBHAGYA, an initiative taken by the prime minister, seeks to provide electricity to 4 crore families across India by December 2018. Jammu & Kashmir’s Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh launched the scheme. He said electric connections would be given to poor people, identified by the Socio Economic and Caste Census of 2011 and others sections for Rs 500, payable in 10 installments in the bill. The scheme also provides on-the-spot registration of applicants.

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    Explanation :
    The Jammu and Kashmir government launched SAUBHAGYA (Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojna) with an aim to provide free electricity connections to poor people in the state. SAUBHAGYA, an initiative taken by the prime minister, seeks to provide electricity to 4 crore families across India by December 2018. Jammu & Kashmir’s Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh launched the scheme. He said electric connections would be given to poor people, identified by the Socio Economic and Caste Census of 2011 and others sections for Rs 500, payable in 10 installments in the bill. The scheme also provides on-the-spot registration of applicants.

  68. Question 68 of 170
    68. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which city of India is the first ‘beggar-free’ city?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Telangana Prisons Department has started a drive to turn Hyderabad into “Beggar Free” city. This drive was first launched ahead of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit that was held in Hyderabad from 28th – 30th November, 2017. Delegates from across the world, including United States President, Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump attended this summit. Under this drive, Prisons Department has started two Beggar homes, one is in Challapalli jail for female beggars and another in Chanchalguda jail for male beggars. The Beggar Homes have all kinds of facilities including cot, mattress, TV and pillows. Several programmes to give education and boost morale of beggars are also being conducted at these Beggar Homes.

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    Explanation :
    Telangana Prisons Department has started a drive to turn Hyderabad into “Beggar Free” city. This drive was first launched ahead of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit that was held in Hyderabad from 28th – 30th November, 2017. Delegates from across the world, including United States President, Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump attended this summit. Under this drive, Prisons Department has started two Beggar homes, one is in Challapalli jail for female beggars and another in Chanchalguda jail for male beggars. The Beggar Homes have all kinds of facilities including cot, mattress, TV and pillows. Several programmes to give education and boost morale of beggars are also being conducted at these Beggar Homes.

  69. Question 69 of 170
    69. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Second UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture: Fostering Sustainable Development, was held at ________?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Second UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture: Fostering Sustainable Development, was held in Muscat, Oman from 11th – 12th December, 2017. This conference was hosted by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman. It was conducted within the framework of International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. It is to be noted that United Nations has declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, to highlight tourism’s potential in transforming the world. Ways to build and strengthen partnerships between the Tourism and Culture sectors and increasing its contribution to UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development were explored during the course of this conference. First UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture was held in Siem Reap, Cambodia in February 2015.

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    Explanation :
    Second UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture: Fostering Sustainable Development, was held in Muscat, Oman from 11th – 12th December, 2017. This conference was hosted by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman. It was conducted within the framework of International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. It is to be noted that United Nations has declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, to highlight tourism’s potential in transforming the world. Ways to build and strengthen partnerships between the Tourism and Culture sectors and increasing its contribution to UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development were explored during the course of this conference. First UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture was held in Siem Reap, Cambodia in February 2015.

  70. Question 70 of 170
    70. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    In which state, India’s first Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) will be constituted?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    India’s first Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) will be coming to Andhra Pradesh. An EMC is designed and developed for providing facilities and amenities for manufacturing mobiles and allied products. In 2015, the Andhra Pradesh government announced the first exclusive mobile and electronic manufacturing cluster in the new capital, Amaravati. A Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) called Sri Venkateswara Mobiles and Electronics Manufacturing Hub Private Limited was formed. Indian mobile manufacturers Celkon, Karbonn and Lava have come forward to establish their units in the EMC. An anchor unit has been formed in the name of Seven Hills Digital Park Private Limited for the three companies. 113.27 acres of land has been allotted for the new cluster, through Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC)

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    Explanation :
    India’s first Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) will be coming to Andhra Pradesh. An EMC is designed and developed for providing facilities and amenities for manufacturing mobiles and allied products. In 2015, the Andhra Pradesh government announced the first exclusive mobile and electronic manufacturing cluster in the new capital, Amaravati. A Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) called Sri Venkateswara Mobiles and Electronics Manufacturing Hub Private Limited was formed. Indian mobile manufacturers Celkon, Karbonn and Lava have come forward to establish their units in the EMC. An anchor unit has been formed in the name of Seven Hills Digital Park Private Limited for the three companies. 113.27 acres of land has been allotted for the new cluster, through Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC)

  71. Question 71 of 170
    71. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which Bollywood actor has been honoured with Mother Teresa Memorial award for social justice 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra has been honoured with Mother Teresa Memorial award for social justice 2017. Priyanka Chopra received the award for her contribution towards lending her support to social causes, such as her recent visit to Syria, where she met and interacted with refugee children. She is also UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador and is known for supporting various philanthropic activities. Her mother Madhu Chopra, received the award on her behalf.

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    Explanation :
    Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra has been honoured with Mother Teresa Memorial award for social justice 2017. Priyanka Chopra received the award for her contribution towards lending her support to social causes, such as her recent visit to Syria, where she met and interacted with refugee children. She is also UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador and is known for supporting various philanthropic activities. Her mother Madhu Chopra, received the award on her behalf.

  72. Question 72 of 170
    72. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Name the Indian who received ‘Power of One’ Award at UN?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Six top diplomats, including India’s Lakshmi Puri,have been felicitated with the inaugural Diwali “Power of One” award at New York, for their contribution to help form a more perfect, peaceful and secure world. The awards were presented on 11th December 2017 on the occasion of the first anniversary of the US Postal Service’s issuing of a forever Diwali stamp last year. The awardees are Matthew Rycroft, Nawaf Salam, Indian head of the UN Women Lakshmi Puri, Maged Abdelaziz, Ion Botnaru and Yuriy Sergeyev. The event was co-organised by the Permanent Missions of Belarus, Georgia and India. The event was co-sponsored by nearly two dozen countries including the US, Britain, France, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Spain, Kuwait and Algeria.

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    Explanation :
    Six top diplomats, including India’s Lakshmi Puri,have been felicitated with the inaugural Diwali “Power of One” award at New York, for their contribution to help form a more perfect, peaceful and secure world. The awards were presented on 11th December 2017 on the occasion of the first anniversary of the US Postal Service’s issuing of a forever Diwali stamp last year. The awardees are Matthew Rycroft, Nawaf Salam, Indian head of the UN Women Lakshmi Puri, Maged Abdelaziz, Ion Botnaru and Yuriy Sergeyev. The event was co-organised by the Permanent Missions of Belarus, Georgia and India. The event was co-sponsored by nearly two dozen countries including the US, Britain, France, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Spain, Kuwait and Algeria.

  73. Question 73 of 170
    73. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which country’s satellite is Alcomsat-1?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) launched Algeria’s first telecommunications satellite, Alcomsat-1, aboard a Long March 3B rocket. The 5,225-kilogram satellite carries a 33-transponder payload comprised of 19 in Ku-band, 12 in Ka-band and two in L-band. CGWIC built the satellite and provided the launch vehicle. The Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) will operate Alcomsat-1, which has a design life of 15 years. Chinese satellite operator China Satcom assisted with the Alcomsat-1 program, including frequency coordination, defining the system and gauging user needs. Alcomsat-1 will support television broadcasting and broadband communications for remote education, e-government, and other services.

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    Explanation :
    China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) launched Algeria’s first telecommunications satellite, Alcomsat-1, aboard a Long March 3B rocket. The 5,225-kilogram satellite carries a 33-transponder payload comprised of 19 in Ku-band, 12 in Ka-band and two in L-band. CGWIC built the satellite and provided the launch vehicle. The Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) will operate Alcomsat-1, which has a design life of 15 years. Chinese satellite operator China Satcom assisted with the Alcomsat-1 program, including frequency coordination, defining the system and gauging user needs. Alcomsat-1 will support television broadcasting and broadband communications for remote education, e-government, and other services.

  74. Question 74 of 170
    74. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which state has become the first state in India to offer free e-mail address in Hindi to its residents?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Rajasthan has become the first state in India to offer free e-mail address in Hindi to its residents. The facility —name@rajasthan.bharat (in Devanagari script) has been introduced by Rajasthan government. The first e-mail ID that was created was that of the Rajasthan chief minister, Vasundhara@rajasthan.bharat (in Devnagari). All the government personnel in Rajasthan will soon have an email id in Hindi too. The Hindi email ID is offered to all the Internet users. The project has been implemented by Rajasthan IT department with partnership in form of in-sourcing with private IT companies. Apart from people who use Hindi keyboard, the email also works for those who use English keyboard.

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    Explanation :
    Rajasthan has become the first state in India to offer free e-mail address in Hindi to its residents. The facility —name@rajasthan.bharat (in Devanagari script) has been introduced by Rajasthan government. The first e-mail ID that was created was that of the Rajasthan chief minister, Vasundhara@rajasthan.bharat (in Devnagari). All the government personnel in Rajasthan will soon have an email id in Hindi too. The Hindi email ID is offered to all the Internet users. The project has been implemented by Rajasthan IT department with partnership in form of in-sourcing with private IT companies. Apart from people who use Hindi keyboard, the email also works for those who use English keyboard.

  75. Question 75 of 170
    75. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which country will host the 3rd annual meeting of the Board of Governors of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    India will host the 3rd annual meeting of the Board of Governors of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in Mumbai from 25th – 26th June, 2018. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) in this regard was signed by Sameer Kumar Khare, Joint Secretary (multilateral institutions division) in the Union Ministry of Finance and Danny Alexander, AIIB’s Vice- President and Corporate Secretary. Theme of this meeting will be ‘Mobilizing Finance for Infrastructure: Innovation and Collaboration’. This meeting will be an opportunity for India to project itself as potential infrastructure investment destination.

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    Explanation :
    India will host the 3rd annual meeting of the Board of Governors of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in Mumbai from 25th – 26th June, 2018. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) in this regard was signed by Sameer Kumar Khare, Joint Secretary (multilateral institutions division) in the Union Ministry of Finance and Danny Alexander, AIIB’s Vice- President and Corporate Secretary. Theme of this meeting will be ‘Mobilizing Finance for Infrastructure: Innovation and Collaboration’. This meeting will be an opportunity for India to project itself as potential infrastructure investment destination.

  76. Question 76 of 170
    76. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Among 149 nations, what is the rank of on Legatum Prosperity Index – 2017?

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    Explanation :
    India has ranked 100th among 149 nations on Legatum Prosperity Index – 2017. This marks an improvement of 4 spots as compared to 104th rank in previous year.In the individual pillar of prosperity rankings of 2017, India performed best on Governance and Economic Quality, while it scored lowest on the Natural Environment pillar. Among other indicators, Economic Quality pillar also takes into consideration the proportion of the population with bank accounts. In India, proportion of the population with bank accounts increased to 53 percent in 2014 from 35 percent in 2011.This list is topped by Norway

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    Explanation :
    India has ranked 100th among 149 nations on Legatum Prosperity Index – 2017. This marks an improvement of 4 spots as compared to 104th rank in previous year.In the individual pillar of prosperity rankings of 2017, India performed best on Governance and Economic Quality, while it scored lowest on the Natural Environment pillar. Among other indicators, Economic Quality pillar also takes into consideration the proportion of the population with bank accounts. In India, proportion of the population with bank accounts increased to 53 percent in 2014 from 35 percent in 2011.This list is topped by Norway

  77. Question 77 of 170
    77. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Asian Development Outlook (ADO), Asian Development Bank (ADB) has lowered India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) forecast for 2017-18 by _____% to _____%?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    In a supplement to its Asian Development Outlook (ADO), Asian Development Bank (ADB) has lowered India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) forecast for 2017-18 by 0.3 per cent to 6.7 per cent. Lingering effects of demonetistion, slower than expected growth in the first half and teething problems post Goods and Services Tax (GST) roll out have been cited as reasons for this downward revision of growth forecast. In addition to this, growth forecast for 2018-19 has also been lowered to 7.3 per cent from 7.4 per cent. However, on account of measures to ease compliance for new Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime and bank recapitalisation plan, ADB expects growth for remaining part of 2017-18 to be stronger as compared to previous quarters.

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    Explanation :
    In a supplement to its Asian Development Outlook (ADO), Asian Development Bank (ADB) has lowered India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) forecast for 2017-18 by 0.3 per cent to 6.7 per cent. Lingering effects of demonetistion, slower than expected growth in the first half and teething problems post Goods and Services Tax (GST) roll out have been cited as reasons for this downward revision of growth forecast. In addition to this, growth forecast for 2018-19 has also been lowered to 7.3 per cent from 7.4 per cent. However, on account of measures to ease compliance for new Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime and bank recapitalisation plan, ADB expects growth for remaining part of 2017-18 to be stronger as compared to previous quarters.

  78. Question 78 of 170
    78. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Name the mobile payments company which has procured a license for Prepaid Payment Instrument (PPI) from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to operate a semi-closed loop wallet in India?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Global mobile payments company, OBOPAY has procured a license for Prepaid Payment Instrument (PPI) from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to operate a semi-closed loop wallet in India. On basis of this PPI license and its technology expertise, OBOPAY will now be able to solve various digital payment related problems for its partner clients. Management of OBOPAY is also exploring to enter into partnerships with companies in Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) lending, health and insurance payments, government subsidy disbursement, distribution and supply chain payments and education. OBOPAY will also use the PPI license to boost the business in its Business to Business (B2B) operations by co-branding the prepaid instrument with a partner brand.

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    Explanation :
    Global mobile payments company, OBOPAY has procured a license for Prepaid Payment Instrument (PPI) from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to operate a semi-closed loop wallet in India. On basis of this PPI license and its technology expertise, OBOPAY will now be able to solve various digital payment related problems for its partner clients. Management of OBOPAY is also exploring to enter into partnerships with companies in Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) lending, health and insurance payments, government subsidy disbursement, distribution and supply chain payments and education. OBOPAY will also use the PPI license to boost the business in its Business to Business (B2B) operations by co-branding the prepaid instrument with a partner brand.

  79. Question 79 of 170
    79. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who becomes the first Indian batsman to hit three ODI double centuries?

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    Explanation :
    Rohit Sharma hit his third double hundred in ODI cricket and remained unbeaten at 208 runs in the second ODI against Sri Lanka in Mohali. Rohit Sharma is the only cricketer to have scored three double centuries in ODIs. Out of the three double centuries two of them have come against the same opponent Sri Lanka. With this, he is the first captain to score a double century and also the first batsman to hit a third double hundred in ODI cricket.

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    Explanation :
    Rohit Sharma hit his third double hundred in ODI cricket and remained unbeaten at 208 runs in the second ODI against Sri Lanka in Mohali. Rohit Sharma is the only cricketer to have scored three double centuries in ODIs. Out of the three double centuries two of them have come against the same opponent Sri Lanka. With this, he is the first captain to score a double century and also the first batsman to hit a third double hundred in ODI cricket.

  80. Question 80 of 170
    80. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which state Government hosted the Inclusive Finance India Summit 2017?

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    Explanation :
    14th Inclusive Finance India Summit began in New Delhi on December 11, 2017. This summit is being held with an objective to deliberate upon strategies for achieving universal financial inclusion in India.The two-day 14th Inclusive Finance India Summit is divided into 17 sessions. 90 leaders from across the world will be attending this event. It will offer a platform to leaders and industry experts to debate and discuss the challenges and issues faced in furthering financial inclusion in India. The summit witnessed the release and presentation of the Inclusive Finance India Report. This report provides an analysis of financial inclusion progress attained during the course of the year. A book titled ‘Talking financial inclusion in liberalized India: Conversations with Governors of the RBI’, edited by Prof. MS Sriram was released on the first day of the summit.

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    Explanation :
    14th Inclusive Finance India Summit began in New Delhi on December 11, 2017. This summit is being held with an objective to deliberate upon strategies for achieving universal financial inclusion in India.The two-day 14th Inclusive Finance India Summit is divided into 17 sessions. 90 leaders from across the world will be attending this event. It will offer a platform to leaders and industry experts to debate and discuss the challenges and issues faced in furthering financial inclusion in India. The summit witnessed the release and presentation of the Inclusive Finance India Report. This report provides an analysis of financial inclusion progress attained during the course of the year. A book titled ‘Talking financial inclusion in liberalized India: Conversations with Governors of the RBI’, edited by Prof. MS Sriram was released on the first day of the summit.

  81. Question 81 of 170
    81. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which country hosted the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO’s) 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11)?

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    Explanation :
    World Trade Organisation’s (WTO’s) 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 11th – 14th December 2017.WTO Ministerial Conference is a gathering of Trade Ministers from 164 WTO member countries. The conference is held every two years.
    • This conference is held to take decisions on all matters under any of the multilateral trade agreements.
    • A multi-ministry Indian delegation to this conference was led by Union Commerce and Industry Minister, Suresh Prabhu.
    India insists on permanent solution to food security issue.At the 11th Ministerial Conference of WTO, India insisted that WTO should arrive at a permanent solution on issue of public stockholding for food security.

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    Explanation :
    World Trade Organisation’s (WTO’s) 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 11th – 14th December 2017.WTO Ministerial Conference is a gathering of Trade Ministers from 164 WTO member countries. The conference is held every two years.
    • This conference is held to take decisions on all matters under any of the multilateral trade agreements.
    • A multi-ministry Indian delegation to this conference was led by Union Commerce and Industry Minister, Suresh Prabhu.
    India insists on permanent solution to food security issue.At the 11th Ministerial Conference of WTO, India insisted that WTO should arrive at a permanent solution on issue of public stockholding for food security.

  82. Question 82 of 170
    82. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    India signs loan agreement of $250 Million with which International Organization for SANKALP Project?

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    Explanation :
    India signed Financing Agreement for International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) loan of USD 250 million for the Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) Project. IBRD is a member institution of the World Bank Group.Objective of SANKALP project is to strengthen institutional mechanisms for skill development as well as to increase access to quality and market-relevant training for the work force.Institutional Strengthening at the National as well as State Levels for Planning, Delivering, and Monitoring High-Quality Market-Relevant Training, Improved access to and completion of skills training for female trainees and other disadvantaged groups, Improved Quality and Market Relevance of Skills Development Programs and Expanding skills training through private-public partnerships (PPPs) are the key result areas of SANKALP Project.

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    Explanation :
    India signed Financing Agreement for International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) loan of USD 250 million for the Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) Project. IBRD is a member institution of the World Bank Group.Objective of SANKALP project is to strengthen institutional mechanisms for skill development as well as to increase access to quality and market-relevant training for the work force.Institutional Strengthening at the National as well as State Levels for Planning, Delivering, and Monitoring High-Quality Market-Relevant Training, Improved access to and completion of skills training for female trainees and other disadvantaged groups, Improved Quality and Market Relevance of Skills Development Programs and Expanding skills training through private-public partnerships (PPPs) are the key result areas of SANKALP Project.

  83. Question 83 of 170
    83. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which is the google’s first lab in Asia?

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    Explanation :
    ‘Google AI China Center’ was launched by Fei-Fei Li, Google Cloud’s Chief Scientist, at the Google Developer Days event in Shanghai, China. This is google’s first lab in Asia. Fei-Fei Li along with Google Cloud research head Dr. Jia Li will be leading and coordinating research.The centre will be focused on basic AI research. It will consist of a team of AI researchers in Beijing, supported by Google China’s strong engineering teams.Besides publishing its own work, the Google AI China Center will also support the AI research community by funding and sponsoring AI conferences and workshops, and working closely with Chinese AI research community.

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    Explanation :
    ‘Google AI China Center’ was launched by Fei-Fei Li, Google Cloud’s Chief Scientist, at the Google Developer Days event in Shanghai, China. This is google’s first lab in Asia. Fei-Fei Li along with Google Cloud research head Dr. Jia Li will be leading and coordinating research.The centre will be focused on basic AI research. It will consist of a team of AI researchers in Beijing, supported by Google China’s strong engineering teams.Besides publishing its own work, the Google AI China Center will also support the AI research community by funding and sponsoring AI conferences and workshops, and working closely with Chinese AI research community.

  84. Question 84 of 170
    84. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who was named Asian Boxing Confederation’s “Youth boxer of year 2017”?

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    Explanation :
    World youth champion Sachin Siwach was named the Asian Boxing Confederation’s best youth boxer of the year 2017. Sachin Siwachm claimed the Asian youth championships silver this year besides a gold at the Youth Commonwealth Games. He polled 36.2 % votes in his category in the online poll and clinched the first position. India also fetched the Best Asian International Technical Official (ITO) award with Lenny D’Gama winning the online poll. Lenny D’Gama officiated at the ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships in Puerto Princesaand also in the Asian Women’s Boxing Championships in Ho Chi Minh City. He polled 45.5 % of the total votes to claim the award.

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    Explanation :
    World youth champion Sachin Siwach was named the Asian Boxing Confederation’s best youth boxer of the year 2017. Sachin Siwachm claimed the Asian youth championships silver this year besides a gold at the Youth Commonwealth Games. He polled 36.2 % votes in his category in the online poll and clinched the first position. India also fetched the Best Asian International Technical Official (ITO) award with Lenny D’Gama winning the online poll. Lenny D’Gama officiated at the ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships in Puerto Princesaand also in the Asian Women’s Boxing Championships in Ho Chi Minh City. He polled 45.5 % of the total votes to claim the award.

  85. Question 85 of 170
    85. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which is the first country to which AIIB has committed over $1 bn of financing?

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    Explanation :
    Danny Alexander, Vice-President and Corporate Secretary of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has stated that India is the first country where AIIB has approved more than $1 billion of financing. AIIBs has lent funding support primarily for energy, transport and broader infrastructure projects. Currently AIIB is making efforts to mobilise private investment for infrastructure projects across Asia. Mr. Danny Alexander also mentioned that AIIB is keen to support India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) and Mumbai Metro Project. It is to be noted that, last week, AIIB announced funding support for Part 6 of the Bangalore Metro project.

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    Explanation :
    Danny Alexander, Vice-President and Corporate Secretary of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has stated that India is the first country where AIIB has approved more than $1 billion of financing. AIIBs has lent funding support primarily for energy, transport and broader infrastructure projects. Currently AIIB is making efforts to mobilise private investment for infrastructure projects across Asia. Mr. Danny Alexander also mentioned that AIIB is keen to support India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) and Mumbai Metro Project. It is to be noted that, last week, AIIB announced funding support for Part 6 of the Bangalore Metro project.

  86. Question 86 of 170
    86. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Flexi-fare system was introduced by which of the below given sector?

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    Explanation :
    Indian Railways has formed a six-member committee to review the flexi-fare system in premium trains. The committee comprises Ravinder Goyal, Adviser in Niti Ayog, Meenakshi Malik, Executive Director for Revenue Management in Air India; Iti Mani, Director for Revenue, at Le Meridien, Delhi, S Sriram, Professor of transport economics and railway board officials. Mandate of this committee is to evaluate all options and recommend the best option keeping in mind, cost-effectiveness from passengers’ perspective and optimisation from railways’ perspective. Post implementation of flexi-fare system, railways lost several passengers as berths remained vacant. This committee has also been asked to explore scope for rolling out loyalty benefit programme for passengers.

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    Explanation :
    Indian Railways has formed a six-member committee to review the flexi-fare system in premium trains. The committee comprises Ravinder Goyal, Adviser in Niti Ayog, Meenakshi Malik, Executive Director for Revenue Management in Air India; Iti Mani, Director for Revenue, at Le Meridien, Delhi, S Sriram, Professor of transport economics and railway board officials. Mandate of this committee is to evaluate all options and recommend the best option keeping in mind, cost-effectiveness from passengers’ perspective and optimisation from railways’ perspective. Post implementation of flexi-fare system, railways lost several passengers as berths remained vacant. This committee has also been asked to explore scope for rolling out loyalty benefit programme for passengers.

  87. Question 87 of 170
    87. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which is the first country in the world to shut down its national broadcasts of its frequency modulation (FM) network and switchover to digital radio?

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    Explanation :
    Norway has become the first country in the world to shut down national broadcasts of its frequency modulation (FM) network and switchover to digital radio. In Norway, transition to Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) begun in January 2017. DAB enable better sound quality and more channels. Besides, cost of DAB is one eighth of the cost of FM radio. However, this switchover has been done only for national radio channels of Norway. Most of the local stations still broadcast on FM. It is expected that many other European countries, including Switzerland, Britain and Denmark may soon switchover to DAB.

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    Explanation :
    Norway has become the first country in the world to shut down national broadcasts of its frequency modulation (FM) network and switchover to digital radio. In Norway, transition to Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) begun in January 2017. DAB enable better sound quality and more channels. Besides, cost of DAB is one eighth of the cost of FM radio. However, this switchover has been done only for national radio channels of Norway. Most of the local stations still broadcast on FM. It is expected that many other European countries, including Switzerland, Britain and Denmark may soon switchover to DAB.

  88. Question 88 of 170
    88. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who is elected the new president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA)?

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    Explanation :
    International Hockey Federation (FIH) chief Narinder Batra has been elected as president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for a four-year term at its Annual General Meeting. Narinder Batra secured 142 votes in the polls and was elected as presidentof the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). He is 60 years old. Incumbent Secretary General Rajeev Mehta was re-elected for his second term without any contest as he was the lone candidate for the post. Anandeshwar Pandey was elected as treasurer. R K Anand was elected as senior vice president. The election results will however be subject to the final decision of the Delhi High Court.

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    Explanation :
    International Hockey Federation (FIH) chief Narinder Batra has been elected as president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for a four-year term at its Annual General Meeting. Narinder Batra secured 142 votes in the polls and was elected as presidentof the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). He is 60 years old. Incumbent Secretary General Rajeev Mehta was re-elected for his second term without any contest as he was the lone candidate for the post. Anandeshwar Pandey was elected as treasurer. R K Anand was elected as senior vice president. The election results will however be subject to the final decision of the Delhi High Court.

  89. Question 89 of 170
    89. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which state launches India’s first social audit law?

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    Explanation :
    Meghalaya Chief Minister, Mukul Sangma launched ‘The Meghalaya Community Participation and Public Services Social Audit Act, 2017’. Meghalaya has thus become first state in India to operationalise a law that integrates social audit of government programmes and schemes as part of government practice. ‘The Meghalaya Community Participation and Public Services Social Audit Act, 2017’ was passed in April 2017. It will be applicable to 11 departments and 21 schemes administered by Meghalaya State Government. Social audit not only enables to bring in corrections in the ongoing schemes but also gives people a direct say in how the money allocated should be spent.

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    Explanation :
    Meghalaya Chief Minister, Mukul Sangma launched ‘The Meghalaya Community Participation and Public Services Social Audit Act, 2017’. Meghalaya has thus become first state in India to operationalise a law that integrates social audit of government programmes and schemes as part of government practice. ‘The Meghalaya Community Participation and Public Services Social Audit Act, 2017’ was passed in April 2017. It will be applicable to 11 departments and 21 schemes administered by Meghalaya State Government. Social audit not only enables to bring in corrections in the ongoing schemes but also gives people a direct say in how the money allocated should be spent.

  90. Question 90 of 170
    90. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    “EKUVERIN” is the military exercise between which two countries?

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    Explanation :
    India and Maldives commenced their 8th joint military exercise “EKUVERIN” in Belagavi, Karnataka. In Maldivian language, ‘EKUVERIN’ means friends. Objective of this exercise is to familiarise both armies with each other’s operating methodology in context of counter-terrorist operations in an urban or semi-urban region. Participants from both the sides will get an opportunity to hone their tactical and technical skills and also to activate the Joint Operations Centre at Belagavi. Last edition of Indo-Maldives ‘EKUVERIN’ was held in December 2016 at Kaddhoo in the Lammu Atoll, Maldives.

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    Explanation :
    India and Maldives commenced their 8th joint military exercise “EKUVERIN” in Belagavi, Karnataka. In Maldivian language, ‘EKUVERIN’ means friends. Objective of this exercise is to familiarise both armies with each other’s operating methodology in context of counter-terrorist operations in an urban or semi-urban region. Participants from both the sides will get an opportunity to hone their tactical and technical skills and also to activate the Joint Operations Centre at Belagavi. Last edition of Indo-Maldives ‘EKUVERIN’ was held in December 2016 at Kaddhoo in the Lammu Atoll, Maldives.

  91. Question 91 of 170
    91. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    In which country, world’s first camel hospital is inaugurated?

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    Explanation :
    ‘Dubai Camel Hospital’, world’s first of its kind hospital for camels, opened in Dubai in last week. This hospital has been built at a cost of $10.9 million and has state-of-the-art medical equipments. Dubai Camel Hospital has a team of international veterinarians and can treat 20 camels at a time. It will also play a role in research and development of camel medicines. It is to be noted that Camels are an important part of United Arab Emirates (UAE’s) heritage. Camel races and camel beauty pageants are popular recreation activities for people of UAE. Besides, specific Camels fetch millions of dollars at auctions.

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    Explanation :
    ‘Dubai Camel Hospital’, world’s first of its kind hospital for camels, opened in Dubai in last week. This hospital has been built at a cost of $10.9 million and has state-of-the-art medical equipments. Dubai Camel Hospital has a team of international veterinarians and can treat 20 camels at a time. It will also play a role in research and development of camel medicines. It is to be noted that Camels are an important part of United Arab Emirates (UAE’s) heritage. Camel races and camel beauty pageants are popular recreation activities for people of UAE. Besides, specific Camels fetch millions of dollars at auctions.

  92. Question 92 of 170
    92. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The first largest project, “The Tuirial hydropower project” was inaugurated in which state of India?

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    Explanation :
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 60 MW Tuirial hydropower project in Aizawl, Mizoram. Tuirial hydropower project is the first large hydropower project in Mizoram and is expected to boost the socio-economic development of the state. The project was first cleared in 1998, by the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Utility of this project will not be limited to power generation. Water stored in reservoir (spread over an area of 45 square km) will provide connectivity to remote villages and will also be used for development of fisheries. The project has been built on Tuirial River. It is a central sector project, built at a cost of Rs 1302 crore. It was executed by North Eastern Electric Power Corporation( NEEPCO) under Union Ministry of Power.

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    Explanation :
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 60 MW Tuirial hydropower project in Aizawl, Mizoram. Tuirial hydropower project is the first large hydropower project in Mizoram and is expected to boost the socio-economic development of the state. The project was first cleared in 1998, by the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Utility of this project will not be limited to power generation. Water stored in reservoir (spread over an area of 45 square km) will provide connectivity to remote villages and will also be used for development of fisheries. The project has been built on Tuirial River. It is a central sector project, built at a cost of Rs 1302 crore. It was executed by North Eastern Electric Power Corporation( NEEPCO) under Union Ministry of Power.

  93. Question 93 of 170
    93. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which is the eighth planet discovered in the Kepler-90 system by NASA?

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    Explanation :
    NASA revealed the discovery of Kepler-90i planet using a Google neural network trained to identify planets from the NASA Kepler space telescope’s data. Kepler-90i is the eighth planet discovered in the Kepler-90 system. Kepler-90 is a sun-like star located around 2,545 light-years from us. NASA’s Kepler was launched in 2009 on a mission to seek out exoplanets and it has since gathered evidence of planets that may be able to host alien life. So far, scientists have confirmed around 2,500 exoplanets, with 30 of those potentially being Earth-like planets located within their stars’ habitable zones where liquid water could exist.

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    Explanation :
    NASA revealed the discovery of Kepler-90i planet using a Google neural network trained to identify planets from the NASA Kepler space telescope’s data. Kepler-90i is the eighth planet discovered in the Kepler-90 system. Kepler-90 is a sun-like star located around 2,545 light-years from us. NASA’s Kepler was launched in 2009 on a mission to seek out exoplanets and it has since gathered evidence of planets that may be able to host alien life. So far, scientists have confirmed around 2,500 exoplanets, with 30 of those potentially being Earth-like planets located within their stars’ habitable zones where liquid water could exist.

  94. Question 94 of 170
    94. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which country hosted the first International Wheelchair Cricket Tournament?

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    Explanation :
    The first ever International Wheelchair Cricket Tournament was organised in Kathmandu, Nepal. The International Wheelchair Cricket Tournament has participation of teams from Nepal, India and Bangladesh. Bangladesh is supported by the Sushil Koirala Memorial Foundation and technical assistance from the Kathmandu Cricket Training Center. The Wheel Chair competition concluded on 16th December 2017. The final match was between Nepal and Bangladesh.

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    Explanation :
    The first ever International Wheelchair Cricket Tournament was organised in Kathmandu, Nepal. The International Wheelchair Cricket Tournament has participation of teams from Nepal, India and Bangladesh. Bangladesh is supported by the Sushil Koirala Memorial Foundation and technical assistance from the Kathmandu Cricket Training Center. The Wheel Chair competition concluded on 16th December 2017. The final match was between Nepal and Bangladesh.

  95. Question 95 of 170
    95. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who is the author of the book “Poeatry”?

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    Explanation :
    Vikas Khanna launched his coffee table book “Poeatry” at the Times Litfest in Mumbai. The book Poeatry is a collection of over 100 poems related to food and life. It introduces Vikas Khanna as a poet. It is conceptualised and designed by Kumar Chiplunkar and his team at Chap & Chapette, a design house based in New Delhi. Chap & Chapette specialises in design for luxury, coffee table books and other designs.

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    Explanation :
    Vikas Khanna launched his coffee table book “Poeatry” at the Times Litfest in Mumbai. The book Poeatry is a collection of over 100 poems related to food and life. It introduces Vikas Khanna as a poet. It is conceptualised and designed by Kumar Chiplunkar and his team at Chap & Chapette, a design house based in New Delhi. Chap & Chapette specialises in design for luxury, coffee table books and other designs.

  96. Question 96 of 170
    96. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which city of India hosted the Global Partnership Summit 2017?

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    Explanation :
    Global Partnership Summit (GPS) 2017 was held in New Delhi from 11th to 14th December 2017. The Summit was organised by India Center Foundation (ICF). ICF is a not for profit and non-governmental organisation working to bring about socio-economic development in India. The Global Partnership Summit (GPS) has evolved from the India Japan Global Partnership (IJGP) initiative. GPS serves as a platform for global partners to share knowledge, expertise and experience for creating a development model which focuses on empowerment and sustainability. Discussions at GPS 2017 focused on several areas including clean energy, infrastructure and logistics, healthcare, energy, tourism, agro economy, art and culture, banking and finance, information communication technology and education and skill development. Around 3000 delegates and over 200 speakers including top business leaders, think tanks, policy makers, social change catalysts, youth leaders and academicians attended this summit.

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    Explanation :
    Global Partnership Summit (GPS) 2017 was held in New Delhi from 11th to 14th December 2017. The Summit was organised by India Center Foundation (ICF). ICF is a not for profit and non-governmental organisation working to bring about socio-economic development in India. The Global Partnership Summit (GPS) has evolved from the India Japan Global Partnership (IJGP) initiative. GPS serves as a platform for global partners to share knowledge, expertise and experience for creating a development model which focuses on empowerment and sustainability. Discussions at GPS 2017 focused on several areas including clean energy, infrastructure and logistics, healthcare, energy, tourism, agro economy, art and culture, banking and finance, information communication technology and education and skill development. Around 3000 delegates and over 200 speakers including top business leaders, think tanks, policy makers, social change catalysts, youth leaders and academicians attended this summit.

  97. Question 97 of 170
    97. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore announced a sports tie-up between Lakshmi Bai University of Physical Education and a sports university of which country?

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    Explanation :
    Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore announced a sports tie-up between Lakshmi Bai University of Physical Education and a Japanese university. This tie-up was announced by Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore at the commemorative ceremony of the Japan-India sports exchange programme. During the ceremony a judo demonstration was showcased by Japanese Olympic medallists Masashi Nishiyama and Misato Nakamuro.

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    Explanation :
    Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore announced a sports tie-up between Lakshmi Bai University of Physical Education and a Japanese university. This tie-up was announced by Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore at the commemorative ceremony of the Japan-India sports exchange programme. During the ceremony a judo demonstration was showcased by Japanese Olympic medallists Masashi Nishiyama and Misato Nakamuro.

  98. Question 98 of 170
    98. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which State Government has planned to set up a research institute for the study of the ‘Bhagavad Gita’?

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    Explanation :
    Uttar Pradesh State Government will soon set up a research institute for the study of the ‘Bhagavad Gita’ in Mathura. Setting up of Gita Research Institute has been proposed by Uttar Pradesh’s Minister for Religious Works and Culture, Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary. Annoucement in this regard was made by Mr. Chaudhary at 144th anniversary celebration of the Government Museum, Mathura. Mr. Chaudhary has mentioned that this institute is being set up for research on Gayan (singing), Nratya (dance) and Vadan (the art of music) of the Krishna age

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    Explanation :
    Uttar Pradesh State Government will soon set up a research institute for the study of the ‘Bhagavad Gita’ in Mathura. Setting up of Gita Research Institute has been proposed by Uttar Pradesh’s Minister for Religious Works and Culture, Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary. Annoucement in this regard was made by Mr. Chaudhary at 144th anniversary celebration of the Government Museum, Mathura. Mr. Chaudhary has mentioned that this institute is being set up for research on Gayan (singing), Nratya (dance) and Vadan (the art of music) of the Krishna age

  99. Question 99 of 170
    99. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Name the country which opened its first museum dedicated to Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, a solo female artist who has garnered widespread international attention during decades of exile?

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    Explanation :
    Iran opened its first museum dedicated to Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, a solo female artist who has garnered widespread international attention during decades of exile. ‘Monir Museum’, which opened in Tehran, displays 51 works, including her signature mirror mosaics, reverse glass paintings inspired by geometric patterns and abstract monotypes. This museum is being managed by Tehran University. Many of Monir’s works were confiscated and destroyed after the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran. Monir has spent most of her career in the US. She permanently returned to Iran in 2004.

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    Explanation :
    Iran opened its first museum dedicated to Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, a solo female artist who has garnered widespread international attention during decades of exile. ‘Monir Museum’, which opened in Tehran, displays 51 works, including her signature mirror mosaics, reverse glass paintings inspired by geometric patterns and abstract monotypes. This museum is being managed by Tehran University. Many of Monir’s works were confiscated and destroyed after the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran. Monir has spent most of her career in the US. She permanently returned to Iran in 2004.

  100. Question 100 of 170
    100. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which company had partnered with UNESCO to launch 360-degree video and Virtual Reality (VR) content of Sun Temple in Konark and Taj Mahal?

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    Explanation :
    Samsung India has partnered with UNESCO MGIEP (Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development) to launch 360-degree video and Virtual Reality (VR) content of Sun Temple in Konark and Taj Mahal. Sun Temple in Konark, Odisha and Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh are Indian heritage sites inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. First 360-degree video and VR content on the Sun Temple was unveiled on December 16, 2017 at the Transforming Education Conference for Humanity (TECH) 2017 in Visakhapatnam. TECH 2017 was organized by UNESCO MGIEP. The video was unveiled at a specially set up Samsung Smart Class at TECH 2017 venue. This partnership is aimed to provide experiential educational content to urban as well as rural students across India.

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    Explanation :
    Samsung India has partnered with UNESCO MGIEP (Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development) to launch 360-degree video and Virtual Reality (VR) content of Sun Temple in Konark and Taj Mahal. Sun Temple in Konark, Odisha and Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh are Indian heritage sites inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. First 360-degree video and VR content on the Sun Temple was unveiled on December 16, 2017 at the Transforming Education Conference for Humanity (TECH) 2017 in Visakhapatnam. TECH 2017 was organized by UNESCO MGIEP. The video was unveiled at a specially set up Samsung Smart Class at TECH 2017 venue. This partnership is aimed to provide experiential educational content to urban as well as rural students across India.

  101. Question 101 of 170
    101. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Name the billionaire businessman, who was appointed the new Prime Minister of Czech?

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    Explanation :
    Billionaire businessman Andrej Babis was appointed Czech prime minister. Andrej Babis’s ANO party won 29.6 percent of the vote, nearly three times the support won by second-placed center-right Civic Democrats in October 2017 election. In a ceremony on 13th December 2017, President Milos Zeman appointed Andrej Babis as Czech prime minister. Andrej Babis set up ANO party in 2011 as a protest movement when mainstream parties were involved in corruption scandals.

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    Explanation :
    Billionaire businessman Andrej Babis was appointed Czech prime minister. Andrej Babis’s ANO party won 29.6 percent of the vote, nearly three times the support won by second-placed center-right Civic Democrats in October 2017 election. In a ceremony on 13th December 2017, President Milos Zeman appointed Andrej Babis as Czech prime minister. Andrej Babis set up ANO party in 2011 as a protest movement when mainstream parties were involved in corruption scandals.

  102. Question 102 of 170
    102. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Eastern India’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) station was inaugurated in which state to supply CNG to vehicles?

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    Explanation :
    Union Petroleum Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated Eastern India’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) stations in Bhubaneswar, Odisha to supply CNG to vehicles. The two CNG stations are located at Chandrasekharpur and Patia area in Bhubaneswar. These stations were part of Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL’s) Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga and City Gas Distribution (CGD) projects in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. Mr. Pradhan announced that in a bid to promote the use of CNG, Government is planning to build 15 similar CNG stations in Bhubaneswar and 10 others in Cuttack in a phased manner. In order to use CNG, an owner has to convert his/her scooter/auto rickshaw into CNG mode by spending Rs 15500. Bank of Maharashtra is providing an interest-free loan for this purpose.

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    Explanation :
    Union Petroleum Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated Eastern India’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) stations in Bhubaneswar, Odisha to supply CNG to vehicles. The two CNG stations are located at Chandrasekharpur and Patia area in Bhubaneswar. These stations were part of Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL’s) Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga and City Gas Distribution (CGD) projects in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. Mr. Pradhan announced that in a bid to promote the use of CNG, Government is planning to build 15 similar CNG stations in Bhubaneswar and 10 others in Cuttack in a phased manner. In order to use CNG, an owner has to convert his/her scooter/auto rickshaw into CNG mode by spending Rs 15500. Bank of Maharashtra is providing an interest-free loan for this purpose.

  103. Question 103 of 170
    103. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    India is in which position as a producer of horticultural crops and fruits in World?

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    Explanation :
    Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Radha Mohan Singh has announced that India is the second largest producer (after China) of horticultural crops and fruits in the world. Announcement in this regard was made by Mr. Singh at the World Orange Day 2017 event in Nagpur on December 17, 2017. In India, production of 30 crore metric ton horticulture crops on 2.5 crore hectare land is expected for the year 2016-17. Union Agriculture Ministry is implementing Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture across India to promote orchards that not only help in maintaining nutrient security and providing employment but also help in conserving the environment. Besides, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is implementing All India Coordinated Fruits Crop Research Project in 10 centres of 8 states viz. Punjab, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Arunachal Pradesh.

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    Explanation :
    Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Radha Mohan Singh has announced that India is the second largest producer (after China) of horticultural crops and fruits in the world. Announcement in this regard was made by Mr. Singh at the World Orange Day 2017 event in Nagpur on December 17, 2017. In India, production of 30 crore metric ton horticulture crops on 2.5 crore hectare land is expected for the year 2016-17. Union Agriculture Ministry is implementing Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture across India to promote orchards that not only help in maintaining nutrient security and providing employment but also help in conserving the environment. Besides, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is implementing All India Coordinated Fruits Crop Research Project in 10 centres of 8 states viz. Punjab, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Arunachal Pradesh.

  104. Question 104 of 170
    104. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who will be honoured with the Moortidevi Award for the year 2017?

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    Explanation :
    Bengali poet Joy Goswami will be honoured with the Moortidevi Award for the year 2017. The selection committee was headed by poet and scholar Satya Vrat Shastri. It was unanimously decided to award Joy Goswami for his poetry collection named ‘Du Dondo Phowara Matro’. The Moortidevi annual award is given for an expressive and perceptive work which highlights human values written in any Indian languages or English. The Moortidevi Award consists of a Saraswati Statue, a Citation Plaque and cash award of Rs 4 lakh. It is the first time the Moortidevi Award is given to a Bengali poet.

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    Explanation :
    Bengali poet Joy Goswami will be honoured with the Moortidevi Award for the year 2017. The selection committee was headed by poet and scholar Satya Vrat Shastri. It was unanimously decided to award Joy Goswami for his poetry collection named ‘Du Dondo Phowara Matro’. The Moortidevi annual award is given for an expressive and perceptive work which highlights human values written in any Indian languages or English. The Moortidevi Award consists of a Saraswati Statue, a Citation Plaque and cash award of Rs 4 lakh. It is the first time the Moortidevi Award is given to a Bengali poet.

  105. Question 105 of 170
    105. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which country’s women cricket team has won the BBC Team of the Year Award 2017?

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    Explanation :
    England’s women cricket team has won the BBC Team of the Year Award 2017. The England’s women cricket team has won the BBC Team of the year award after it won against India in the World Cup

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    Explanation :
    England’s women cricket team has won the BBC Team of the Year Award 2017. The England’s women cricket team has won the BBC Team of the year award after it won against India in the World Cup

  106. Question 106 of 170
    106. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who is the French sailor who has broken the record for sailing around the world alone by circumnavigating the world in 42 days and 16 hours?

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    Explanation :
    Francois Gabart, a French sailor, has broken the record for sailing around the world alone by circumnavigating the world in 42 days and 16 hours. Francois Gabart’s new record is more than 6 days faster than the previous record, created by France’s Thomas Coville in 2016. Francois Gabart reached the finish line near Ouessant island, near France’s western coast, on his trimaran (boat) named Macif on 17th December 2017. The organisers tracked his journey through satellite. The race time was announced by an observer from the World Sailing Speed Council. Francois Gabart is 34 years old and an engineer by profession.

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    Explanation :
    Francois Gabart, a French sailor, has broken the record for sailing around the world alone by circumnavigating the world in 42 days and 16 hours. Francois Gabart’s new record is more than 6 days faster than the previous record, created by France’s Thomas Coville in 2016. Francois Gabart reached the finish line near Ouessant island, near France’s western coast, on his trimaran (boat) named Macif on 17th December 2017. The organisers tracked his journey through satellite. The race time was announced by an observer from the World Sailing Speed Council. Francois Gabart is 34 years old and an engineer by profession.

  107. Question 107 of 170
    107. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which Profession do Keely Smith belongs to?

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    Explanation :
    Keely Smith, a pop and jazz singer, died due to heart failure in Palm Springs, California, US. Keely Smith was 89 years old. She was known for her solo jazz songs and her musical partnership with Louis Prima. She was born in Norfolk, Virginia on March 9, 1928. As a teenager she started singing with Louis Prima’s band. In 1953, she married Louis Prima and together they won a Grammy Award in 1959 for their hit song “That Old Black Magic”.

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    Explanation :
    Keely Smith, a pop and jazz singer, died due to heart failure in Palm Springs, California, US. Keely Smith was 89 years old. She was known for her solo jazz songs and her musical partnership with Louis Prima. She was born in Norfolk, Virginia on March 9, 1928. As a teenager she started singing with Louis Prima’s band. In 1953, she married Louis Prima and together they won a Grammy Award in 1959 for their hit song “That Old Black Magic”.

  108. Question 108 of 170
    108. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which party has won Gujarat legislative assembly elections for the sixth straight time?

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    Explanation :
    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won Gujarat legislative assembly elections for the sixth straight time despite a strong challenge from Rahul Gandhi-led Congress.
    Assembly elections were held in Gujarat in two phases – on December 9, 2017 and December 14, 2017. BJP has been in power in Gujarat since 1995. It is the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, BJP’s victory margin in this election reduced considerably. In 182-member Gujarat assembly, BJP won 99 seats. This marks a loss of 16 seats as compared to 2012 elections. Congress won 77 seats in this election, gaining 16 seats as compared to 2012 elections.Swatantra Party, Praja Socialist Party(PSP), Indian National Congress (Organisation)(NCO), Janata Party, Janata Dal, Janata Dal (Gujarat)(JDG) and Rashtriya Janata Party(RJP).

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    Explanation :
    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won Gujarat legislative assembly elections for the sixth straight time despite a strong challenge from Rahul Gandhi-led Congress.
    Assembly elections were held in Gujarat in two phases – on December 9, 2017 and December 14, 2017. BJP has been in power in Gujarat since 1995. It is the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, BJP’s victory margin in this election reduced considerably. In 182-member Gujarat assembly, BJP won 99 seats. This marks a loss of 16 seats as compared to 2012 elections. Congress won 77 seats in this election, gaining 16 seats as compared to 2012 elections.Swatantra Party, Praja Socialist Party(PSP), Indian National Congress (Organisation)(NCO), Janata Party, Janata Dal, Janata Dal (Gujarat)(JDG) and Rashtriya Janata Party(RJP).

  109. Question 109 of 170
    109. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which state government got clearance for Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme (KLIS)?

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    Explanation :
    Telangana State Government’s Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme (KLIS) has got environment clearance from Union Ministry of Environment and Forest. However, the clearance came along with certain conditions.The executing authorities will have to report micro-climatic change conditions in the project area during construction/post-construction period at regular intervals.For preparing plans for greenbelt development and reservoir rim treatment, the executing authorities will have to consult state forest department.Besides, there are other conditions related to disposal of solid waste, compensation for land acquisition and rehabilitation and resettlement.The environmental clearance for this project was given after conducting public hearings in 15 districts in Telangana and one in Maharashtra.

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    Explanation :
    Telangana State Government’s Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme (KLIS) has got environment clearance from Union Ministry of Environment and Forest. However, the clearance came along with certain conditions.The executing authorities will have to report micro-climatic change conditions in the project area during construction/post-construction period at regular intervals.For preparing plans for greenbelt development and reservoir rim treatment, the executing authorities will have to consult state forest department.Besides, there are other conditions related to disposal of solid waste, compensation for land acquisition and rehabilitation and resettlement.The environmental clearance for this project was given after conducting public hearings in 15 districts in Telangana and one in Maharashtra.

  110. Question 110 of 170
    110. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which country will host a mini-ministerial meeting of 40 WTO (World Trade Organisation) members?

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    Explanation :
    Suresh Prabhu, Commerce and Industry Minister, announced that India will host a mini-ministerial meeting of 40 WTO (World Trade Organisation) members in February 2018. The aim of this mini-ministerial meeting is that the WTO should also focus on relevant issues of today’s world. In the meeting support for food security and other issues will be discussed. India has been bringing up agricultural issues at the WTO. It also opposes the practice of bringing issues to WTO which are not directly linked to trade. The 11th WTO meet collapsed recently in Buenos Aires. It ended without any ministerial declaration or outcome

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    Explanation :
    Suresh Prabhu, Commerce and Industry Minister, announced that India will host a mini-ministerial meeting of 40 WTO (World Trade Organisation) members in February 2018. The aim of this mini-ministerial meeting is that the WTO should also focus on relevant issues of today’s world. In the meeting support for food security and other issues will be discussed. India has been bringing up agricultural issues at the WTO. It also opposes the practice of bringing issues to WTO which are not directly linked to trade. The 11th WTO meet collapsed recently in Buenos Aires. It ended without any ministerial declaration or outcome

  111. Question 111 of 170
    111. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who was crowned ‘Miss India USA 2017’ at the pageant held at Royal Alberts Palace in Edison, New Jersey?

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    Explanation :
    Shree Saini was crowned ‘Miss India USA 2017’ at the pageant held at Royal Alberts Palace in Edison, New Jersey.Shree Saini is a resident of Washington state. She is 21 years old. She is a student at the University of Washington and an anti-bullying activist. First runner up for this title was Prachi Singh from Connecticut. Second runner-up was Fareena from North Carolina.Kavita Malhotra Pattani, a cancer surgeon from Florida was named Mrs India USA 2017. Swapna Mannam from New Jersey was declared Miss Teen India USA 2017.This pageant was started by New York-based Indian Americans Dharmatma Saran and Neelam Saran 36 years ago.

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    Explanation :
    Shree Saini was crowned ‘Miss India USA 2017’ at the pageant held at Royal Alberts Palace in Edison, New Jersey.Shree Saini is a resident of Washington state. She is 21 years old. She is a student at the University of Washington and an anti-bullying activist. First runner up for this title was Prachi Singh from Connecticut. Second runner-up was Fareena from North Carolina.Kavita Malhotra Pattani, a cancer surgeon from Florida was named Mrs India USA 2017. Swapna Mannam from New Jersey was declared Miss Teen India USA 2017.This pageant was started by New York-based Indian Americans Dharmatma Saran and Neelam Saran 36 years ago.

  112. Question 112 of 170
    112. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Apple appointed whom, as the head of sales for its operations in India?

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    Explanation :
    Apple has appointed Michel Coulomb as the head of sales for its operations in India. Michel Coulomb replaces Sanjay Kaul as Apple’s head of sales for India. Sanjay Kaul had resigned from the position. Michel Coulomb has held various positions in Apple since 2003. His recent designation was Managing Director (South Asia). He is a French national. He has also headed Apple’s operations in Middle East, Tukey and Africa.

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    Explanation :
    Apple has appointed Michel Coulomb as the head of sales for its operations in India. Michel Coulomb replaces Sanjay Kaul as Apple’s head of sales for India. Sanjay Kaul had resigned from the position. Michel Coulomb has held various positions in Apple since 2003. His recent designation was Managing Director (South Asia). He is a French national. He has also headed Apple’s operations in Middle East, Tukey and Africa.

  113. Question 113 of 170
    113. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which country became the overall champions andwon the “Best Team Award” at the fifth International Sven Lange Memorial Tournament, Schwerin, Germany?

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    Explanation :
    Indian junior boxers won 6 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze medal and finished as overall champions at the fifth International Sven Lange Memorial Tournament, Schwerin, Germany.
    i. Gold medallists: Bhavesh Kattamani, Vijeydeep, Akshay, IshPannu, LakshayChahar, Vinit.
    ii. Silver Medallists: Anil (48kg), Swapnil Shinde (50kg), Aman (54kg) and Satender.
    iii. Bronze Medallist: Aakash (66kg).
    iv. The Indian team won the ‘Best Team’ of the tournament award. Also, Bhavesh Kattamani (52kg) who won a gold medal, was awarded the ‘best boxer trophy’.

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    Explanation :
    Indian junior boxers won 6 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze medal and finished as overall champions at the fifth International Sven Lange Memorial Tournament, Schwerin, Germany.
    i. Gold medallists: Bhavesh Kattamani, Vijeydeep, Akshay, IshPannu, LakshayChahar, Vinit.
    ii. Silver Medallists: Anil (48kg), Swapnil Shinde (50kg), Aman (54kg) and Satender.
    iii. Bronze Medallist: Aakash (66kg).
    iv. The Indian team won the ‘Best Team’ of the tournament award. Also, Bhavesh Kattamani (52kg) who won a gold medal, was awarded the ‘best boxer trophy’.

  114. Question 114 of 170
    114. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    What is the scheme proposed by NITI Aayog for saving jobs from automation?

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    Explanation :
    NITI Aayog Vice Chairman, Rajiv Kumar has stated that Central Government should consider setting up a labour utilisation fund in order to handle the challenge of growing redundancy of low-skilled labour in India with increase of automation and advent of artificial intelligence. The fund should be used for improving skills of workforce and increase its cost competitiveness. This will encourage businesses to hire more such human resource. This should be done by imparting relevant training. Besides, the fund can also be utilised for paying provident fund contribution and for covering the health costs of low-skilled workforce. NITI Aayog has suggested that Government should focus on employment generation in labour-intensive sectors like construction, housing, exports, garments, tourism and education.

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    Explanation :
    NITI Aayog Vice Chairman, Rajiv Kumar has stated that Central Government should consider setting up a labour utilisation fund in order to handle the challenge of growing redundancy of low-skilled labour in India with increase of automation and advent of artificial intelligence. The fund should be used for improving skills of workforce and increase its cost competitiveness. This will encourage businesses to hire more such human resource. This should be done by imparting relevant training. Besides, the fund can also be utilised for paying provident fund contribution and for covering the health costs of low-skilled workforce. NITI Aayog has suggested that Government should focus on employment generation in labour-intensive sectors like construction, housing, exports, garments, tourism and education.

  115. Question 115 of 170
    115. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Under Mega Food Park Scheme, how many food parks are set up across India?

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    Explanation :
    Central Government has sanctioned 42 Mega Food Parks (MFPs) to be set up across India under Mega Food Park Scheme. Objective of the Mega Food Park scheme, administered by Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries, is to provide a mechanism for linking agricultural production to the market by bringing together farmers, food processors and retailers. Besides, it also aims to reduce post-harvest losses of horticulture & non-horticulture produce and providing remunerative price to farmers for their produce. Under this scheme, Union Ministry of Food processing provides financial assistance in the form of grant-in-aid in the range of 35-50% (depending on area) for storage and transport infrastructure and 50-75% for value addition and processing infrastructure. Currently, 9 MFPs are functional. Out of 42 MFPs that have been sanctioned, 36 have been accorded Final Approval and another 2 have been accorded In-Principle Approval.

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    Explanation :
    Central Government has sanctioned 42 Mega Food Parks (MFPs) to be set up across India under Mega Food Park Scheme. Objective of the Mega Food Park scheme, administered by Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries, is to provide a mechanism for linking agricultural production to the market by bringing together farmers, food processors and retailers. Besides, it also aims to reduce post-harvest losses of horticulture & non-horticulture produce and providing remunerative price to farmers for their produce. Under this scheme, Union Ministry of Food processing provides financial assistance in the form of grant-in-aid in the range of 35-50% (depending on area) for storage and transport infrastructure and 50-75% for value addition and processing infrastructure. Currently, 9 MFPs are functional. Out of 42 MFPs that have been sanctioned, 36 have been accorded Final Approval and another 2 have been accorded In-Principle Approval.

  116. Question 116 of 170
    116. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Asia Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (APRACA) along with Organization organised an international forum on “Role of Rural and Agricultural Finance to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals”?

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    Explanation :
    Arun Jaitley, Union Finance Minsiter, stated that the Central Government was committed to improve the purchasing power of farming community. Arun Jaitley said that, the Central Government had been assisting agricultural activities in India through low-cost credit, crop insurance, rural connectivity and sanitation programmes for rural India. Arun Jaitley made this statement while he was addressing an international forum on “Role of Rural and Agricultural Finance to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals”. The forum was organised by NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) and Asia Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (APRACA).

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    Explanation :
    Arun Jaitley, Union Finance Minsiter, stated that the Central Government was committed to improve the purchasing power of farming community. Arun Jaitley said that, the Central Government had been assisting agricultural activities in India through low-cost credit, crop insurance, rural connectivity and sanitation programmes for rural India. Arun Jaitley made this statement while he was addressing an international forum on “Role of Rural and Agricultural Finance to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals”. The forum was organised by NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) and Asia Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (APRACA).

  117. Question 117 of 170
    117. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Indian Navy along with which country’s Navy has completed the 2nd phase of the joint oceanographic survey conducted off the South Western Coast of Sri Lanka?

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    Explanation :
    The Indian and Sri Lankan navies completed the 2nd phase of the joint oceanographic survey conducted off the South Western Coast of Sri Lanka. On 19th December 2017, sheet containing soundings from the survey was handed over to the Commander of the Sri Lankan Navy, Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe by the Commanding Officer of INS Sutlej, Captain Tribhuvan Singh. The 2nd phase of the Joint Oceanographic Survey started on 26 October 2017. Indian Naval Ship (INS) Sutlej went to Sri Lanka for this survey. The joint oceanographic survey’s aim was to update all the navigational charts covering the south Sri Lankan waters with the latest hydrographic data. The 3rd phase of the joint oceanographic survey has been scheduled for 2018 from Great Basses to Sangamankanda in Sri Lanka.

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    Explanation :
    The Indian and Sri Lankan navies completed the 2nd phase of the joint oceanographic survey conducted off the South Western Coast of Sri Lanka. On 19th December 2017, sheet containing soundings from the survey was handed over to the Commander of the Sri Lankan Navy, Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe by the Commanding Officer of INS Sutlej, Captain Tribhuvan Singh. The 2nd phase of the Joint Oceanographic Survey started on 26 October 2017. Indian Naval Ship (INS) Sutlej went to Sri Lanka for this survey. The joint oceanographic survey’s aim was to update all the navigational charts covering the south Sri Lankan waters with the latest hydrographic data. The 3rd phase of the joint oceanographic survey has been scheduled for 2018 from Great Basses to Sangamankanda in Sri Lanka.

  118. Question 118 of 170
    118. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which team is the first-ever T10 Cricket League champions at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates?

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    Explanation :
    Kerala Kings became the first-ever T10 Cricket League champion at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Kerala Kings won the final match of first T10 League against Punjabi Legends by 8 wickets. Kerala Kings won the toss and elected to bowl first. Kerala Kings finished the match while 12 balls were remaining. Kerala Kings’ Eoin Morgan was awarded Man of the Match and Spirit of the Match and Beyond Boundaries awards. Man of the Tournament was awarded to Luke Ronchi of Punjabi Legends.