July Current Affairs Mock Test 2017

Title: July Current Affairs 2017 Mock Test
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  1. Question 1 of 170
    1. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    India’s largest fresh water aquarium has recently opened in:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    On June 28, 2017, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das inaugurated the country’s biggest fresh water aquarium in Ranchi. Hundreds of varieties of fish and several rare species have been kept at the aquarium which has been named “Ranchi Machchli Ghar”.

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    Explanation :
    On June 28, 2017, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das inaugurated the country’s biggest fresh water aquarium in Ranchi. Hundreds of varieties of fish and several rare species have been kept at the aquarium which has been named “Ranchi Machchli Ghar”.

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

    As per an order issued by ________, July 1 will be observed as ‘GST Day’

    Correct

    Explanation :
    As per an order issued by Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), July 1 will be known as ‘GST Day’ and will be celebrated in all offices of CBEC just as Central Excise Day and International Customs Day.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    As per an order issued by Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), July 1 will be known as ‘GST Day’ and will be celebrated in all offices of CBEC just as Central Excise Day and International Customs Day.

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

    As per Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Financial Stability Report 2017, India’s economic growth in terms of gross value added (GVA) in 2017-18 is projected at:

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    Explanation :
    As per Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Financial Stability Report 2017, released on June 30, 2017, reform initiatives like goods and services (GST) and continuing political stability will push the economic growth scale to 7.3% in terms of gross value added (GVA) in 2017-18

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    Explanation :
    As per Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Financial Stability Report 2017, released on June 30, 2017, reform initiatives like goods and services (GST) and continuing political stability will push the economic growth scale to 7.3% in terms of gross value added (GVA) in 2017-18

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

    How much fund has been contributed by India to UN Peacebuilding Fund recently?

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    Explanation :
    India has contributed USD 500,000 to the UN Peacebuilding Fund, expressing hope that more funding by nations will boost efforts by the world body to build and sustain peace.

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    Explanation :
    India has contributed USD 500,000 to the UN Peacebuilding Fund, expressing hope that more funding by nations will boost efforts by the world body to build and sustain peace.

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

    Two Indian – Americans _________ and ________will be honoured with the prestigious ‘Great Immigrants’ annual award on US’s Independence Day on July 4, 2017

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    Explanation :
    Two Indian – Americans Shantanu Narayen (Chief of Adobe) and Vivek Murthy (Former US Surgeon General) will be honoured with the prestigious ‘Great Immigrants’ annual award on US’s Independence Day on July 4, 2017. Shantanu Narayen and Vivek Murthy are among 30 honorees for 2017, representing more than 30 different countries of origin, a wide range of personal immigration stories, and a high-level of professional leadership in numerous fields.

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    Explanation :
    Two Indian – Americans Shantanu Narayen (Chief of Adobe) and Vivek Murthy (Former US Surgeon General) will be honoured with the prestigious ‘Great Immigrants’ annual award on US’s Independence Day on July 4, 2017. Shantanu Narayen and Vivek Murthy are among 30 honorees for 2017, representing more than 30 different countries of origin, a wide range of personal immigration stories, and a high-level of professional leadership in numerous fields.

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

    Who among the following has replaced Mukul Rohatgi as the new Attorney General of India?

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    Explanation :
    Senior advocate and constitutional expert K K Venugopal has been appointed as the new Attorney General of India. His name has been cleared by the office of the President of India. He succeeds Mukul Rohatgi as the country’s top law officer.

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    Explanation :
    Senior advocate and constitutional expert K K Venugopal has been appointed as the new Attorney General of India. His name has been cleared by the office of the President of India. He succeeds Mukul Rohatgi as the country’s top law officer.

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

    ‘National Doctor’s Day’ is celebrated in India on which date every year?

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    Explanation :
    In India the National Doctors’ Day is celebrated on July 1 all across India to honour the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy. Dr. Roy was born on July 1, 1882 and died on the same date in 1962

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    Explanation :
    In India the National Doctors’ Day is celebrated on July 1 all across India to honour the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy. Dr. Roy was born on July 1, 1882 and died on the same date in 1962

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

    Who among the following will take charge as the 21st Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India on July 6, 2017?

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    Explanation :
    Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Jyoti will take charge as the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India after current CEC Nasim Zaidi retires on July 6, 2017. Nasim Zaidi had taken over as the 20th CEC of India on April 19, 2015.

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    Explanation :
    Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Jyoti will take charge as the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India after current CEC Nasim Zaidi retires on July 6, 2017. Nasim Zaidi had taken over as the 20th CEC of India on April 19, 2015.

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

    Chief Minister of which state has decided to present a separate agriculture budget for the state from next year?

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    Explanation :
    Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, has decided to present a separate agriculture budget for the state from next year. Chief Minister Rao has also decided to substantially enhance funds for the agriculture sector.

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    Explanation :
    Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, has decided to present a separate agriculture budget for the state from next year. Chief Minister Rao has also decided to substantially enhance funds for the agriculture sector.

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

    Which private sector bank has recently launched an Image Debit Card to enable its cardholders to personalise the card with the image of his/her choice?

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    Explanation :
    As per a press release by Karnataka Bank on June 30, 2017, the customers will have the option of selecting an image either from the bank’s gallery of images or any image of his/her choice to be printed on the debit card. Customers can apply through the bank’s website for this card.

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    Explanation :
    As per a press release by Karnataka Bank on June 30, 2017, the customers will have the option of selecting an image either from the bank’s gallery of images or any image of his/her choice to be printed on the debit card. Customers can apply through the bank’s website for this card.

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

    Which state has become first state in India to implement an integrated Core Banking Solution Project covering all three tiers of short term cooperative credit structure – state cooperative bank, district central cooperative banks and 2,708 primary agriculture cooperative societies (PACS)?

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    Explanation :
    On July 1, 2017, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated computerisation of PACS and launched RuPay Kisan Credit cards in the state. With computerisation of PACS, farmers are now able to draw their sanctioned loans from the ATM network of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) having 2.14 lakh ATMs of all banks across the country.

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    Explanation :
    On July 1, 2017, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated computerisation of PACS and launched RuPay Kisan Credit cards in the state. With computerisation of PACS, farmers are now able to draw their sanctioned loans from the ATM network of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) having 2.14 lakh ATMs of all banks across the country.

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

    On June 30, 2017, who among the following became the first Indian batsman to hit more than 200 sixes in One Day International (ODI) cricket?

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    Explanation :
    M S Dhoni accomplished this feat while playing a crucial unbeaten knock of 78 runs against West Indies in the third ODI in North Sound, Antigua on June 30, 2017.

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    Explanation :
    M S Dhoni accomplished this feat while playing a crucial unbeaten knock of 78 runs against West Indies in the third ODI in North Sound, Antigua on June 30, 2017.

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

    On July 3, 2017, foundation stone of the India’s biggest Global Skill Park was laid in:

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    Explanation :
    On July 3, 2017, Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajeev Pratap Rudi and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan laid the foundation stone of the India’s biggest Global Skill Park in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Global Skill Park will be constructed on 37 acre land allotted in Narela Shankari area of Bhopal.

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    Explanation :
    On July 3, 2017, Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajeev Pratap Rudi and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan laid the foundation stone of the India’s biggest Global Skill Park in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Global Skill Park will be constructed on 37 acre land allotted in Narela Shankari area of Bhopal.

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

    On July 2, 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in:

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    Explanation :
    WHO announcement comes 42 days (two 21-day incubation cycles of the virus) after the last confirmed Ebola patient in the affected Bas-Uélé province of DRC tested negative for the disease for the second time.

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    Explanation :
    WHO announcement comes 42 days (two 21-day incubation cycles of the virus) after the last confirmed Ebola patient in the affected Bas-Uélé province of DRC tested negative for the disease for the second time.

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

    Which two commodity exchanges in India will merge to create the India’s third biggest commodity exchange?

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    Explanation :
    ICEX will hold a 62.8% stake in the merged entity, while NMCE shareholders will own 37.2%.This is the first merger deal in the commodity exchange space in India. The merged entity will offer the world’s first diamond futures contract along with a wide range of contracts, including bullion, oil, rubber and other agri-commodities.

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    Explanation :
    ICEX will hold a 62.8% stake in the merged entity, while NMCE shareholders will own 37.2%.This is the first merger deal in the commodity exchange space in India. The merged entity will offer the world’s first diamond futures contract along with a wide range of contracts, including bullion, oil, rubber and other agri-commodities.

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

    Which State Government is going to raise a new Special Rhino Protection Force(SRPF) for better protection of the one-horned rhinos in the state?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Assam Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma said the government has already started the process of recruitment for the proposed force, which will be deployed for better protection of the one horned rhinos in the state.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Assam Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma said the government has already started the process of recruitment for the proposed force, which will be deployed for better protection of the one horned rhinos in the state.

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

    A 15-day long joint military training exercise named Ex Maitree 2017 between armies of India and _______ begun from July 3, 2017 in Himachal Pradesh.

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    Explanation :
    The armies of India and Thailand are conducting the yearly joint training exercise named Ex Maitree 2017 from July 3 to July 17 at Bakloh in Himachal Pradesh. Approximately 50 troops from Royal Thailand Army and an equal number of Indian soldiers from the Northern Command will participate in the exercise.

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    Explanation :
    The armies of India and Thailand are conducting the yearly joint training exercise named Ex Maitree 2017 from July 3 to July 17 at Bakloh in Himachal Pradesh. Approximately 50 troops from Royal Thailand Army and an equal number of Indian soldiers from the Northern Command will participate in the exercise.

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

    India’s tallest Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower will be operational at which airport by December 2017?

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    Explanation :
    The new 101.9-metre air traffic control (ATC) tower at the Delhi airport — touted to be the country’s tallest — is likely to start operations by December 2017. The tower, among the tallest structures in Delhi, will give a 360-degree view of the airport to the controllers who will be able to see all the three runways, aprons and taxiways.

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    Explanation :
    The new 101.9-metre air traffic control (ATC) tower at the Delhi airport — touted to be the country’s tallest — is likely to start operations by December 2017. The tower, among the tallest structures in Delhi, will give a 360-degree view of the airport to the controllers who will be able to see all the three runways, aprons and taxiways.

  19. Question 19 of 170
    19. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG), an international body which focuses on climate policies has ranked The Energy Resources Institute (TERI) at ________ position among top think tanks in the world.

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    Explanation :
    The New Delhi-based think tank TERI was ranked under the category ‘2016 Top Climate Think Tanks in the Rest of the World–Absolute Global Rankings’ during ICCG’s 23rd annual conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) in Athens in Greece.

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    Explanation :
    The New Delhi-based think tank TERI was ranked under the category ‘2016 Top Climate Think Tanks in the Rest of the World–Absolute Global Rankings’ during ICCG’s 23rd annual conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) in Athens in Greece.

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

    As per an analysis of the latest figures compiled by the Swiss National Bank, India has slipped to _______ place in terms of money parked by its citizens with Swiss banks by the end of 2016.

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    Explanation :
    Money officially held by Indians with banks in Switzerland now accounts for a meagre 0.04% of the total funds kept by all foreign clients in the Swiss banking system. Indian holding stood at 676 million Swiss francs — a record low after falling for three consecutive years.

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    Explanation :
    Money officially held by Indians with banks in Switzerland now accounts for a meagre 0.04% of the total funds kept by all foreign clients in the Swiss banking system. Indian holding stood at 676 million Swiss francs — a record low after falling for three consecutive years.

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

    Who among the following have launched an investment fund called Fundamentum with a corpus of $100 million to back startups looking for growth capital?

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    Explanation :
    The fund, which has so far closed $50 million, will see one-third of the corpus coming from Nilekani and Aggarwal. Fundamentum has already brought onboard six entrepreneurs who will also invest in the fund.

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    Explanation :
    The fund, which has so far closed $50 million, will see one-third of the corpus coming from Nilekani and Aggarwal. Fundamentum has already brought onboard six entrepreneurs who will also invest in the fund.

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

    Which among the following NGO has been awarded the United Nations Development Programme’s Equator Prize for devising an ecologically sustainable agriculture model to combat the adverse impacts of drought?

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    Explanation :
    Swayam Shikshan Prayog is the only Indian organisation to win the award, making the cut from more than 800 nominations across 120 countries. Fifteen projects from organisations across Africa, Asia and Latin America won the award in recognition of innovative solutions to tackle poverty, and environment and climate challenges.

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    Explanation :
    Swayam Shikshan Prayog is the only Indian organisation to win the award, making the cut from more than 800 nominations across 120 countries. Fifteen projects from organisations across Africa, Asia and Latin America won the award in recognition of innovative solutions to tackle poverty, and environment and climate challenges.

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

    Which country claimed to have conducted its first test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on July 4, 2017?

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    Explanation :
    North Korea claims to have conducted its first test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) , a development that, if confirmed, could move the regime closer to being able to strike the US mainland and dramatically strengthen its hand in negotiations with Washington.

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    Explanation :
    North Korea claims to have conducted its first test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) , a development that, if confirmed, could move the regime closer to being able to strike the US mainland and dramatically strengthen its hand in negotiations with Washington.

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

    Which programme, aimed at connecting school students and scientists for extending student’s classroom learning was launched on July 6, 2017 in New Delhi?

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    Explanation :
    On July 6, 2017, ‘JIGYASA’, a student- scientist connect programme was officially launched in New Delhi. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) to implement this programme. MoU signing ceremony was held in the presence of Dr. Harsh Vardhan – Minister of Science & Technology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Forests and Climate Change and Mr. Prakash Javadekar – Minister of Human Resource Development.

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    Explanation :
    On July 6, 2017, ‘JIGYASA’, a student- scientist connect programme was officially launched in New Delhi. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) to implement this programme. MoU signing ceremony was held in the presence of Dr. Harsh Vardhan – Minister of Science & Technology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Forests and Climate Change and Mr. Prakash Javadekar – Minister of Human Resource Development.

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

    India’s new 2016 Anti-Hijacking Act which replaces the 1982 law incorporates the latest global anti-hijack provisions and brings Indian law in line with the which Protocol of the UN body International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)?

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    Explanation :
    India’s new anti-hijacking law, which prescribes capital punishment in the event of death of “any person”, has come into force following a government notification. The new law, which has come into effect after its notification on July 5, 2017, includes several acts within the definition of hijacking including making a threat, attempts or abatement to commit the offence.

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    Explanation :
    India’s new anti-hijacking law, which prescribes capital punishment in the event of death of “any person”, has come into force following a government notification. The new law, which has come into effect after its notification on July 5, 2017, includes several acts within the definition of hijacking including making a threat, attempts or abatement to commit the offence.

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

    Naval forces of which countries participated in Malabar Naval Exercise 2017 which began on July 7, 2017 in Chennai, India?

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    Explanation :
    Naval ships, aircraft and personnel from India, Japan and the United States participated in exercise Malabar 2017. Malabar naval exercise 2017 will continue till 17th July and will address the variety of shared threats to maritime security in the Indo-Asia Pacific region

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    Explanation :
    Naval ships, aircraft and personnel from India, Japan and the United States participated in exercise Malabar 2017. Malabar naval exercise 2017 will continue till 17th July and will address the variety of shared threats to maritime security in the Indo-Asia Pacific region

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

    India has ranked at which position on Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI), released by UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

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    Explanation :
    India has ranked 23rd out of 165 nations on the Global Cybersecurity Index with a score of 0.683 and has been listed in the “maturing” category, which refers to 77 countries that have developed complex commitments to cybersecurity and engage in cybersecurity programmes and initiatives.

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    Explanation :
    India has ranked 23rd out of 165 nations on the Global Cybersecurity Index with a score of 0.683 and has been listed in the “maturing” category, which refers to 77 countries that have developed complex commitments to cybersecurity and engage in cybersecurity programmes and initiatives.

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

    In a major step to protect customers from large financial losses on account of frauds, Reserve Bank of India has capped the customer liability at what amount if they report unauthorised transactions within seven working days?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    RBI said customers can’t be made liable at all if they notify the bank within three working days of the transaction. These rules will be applicable for third party breach — where the deficiency lies neither with the bank nor with the customer but lies elsewhere in the system.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    RBI said customers can’t be made liable at all if they notify the bank within three working days of the transaction. These rules will be applicable for third party breach — where the deficiency lies neither with the bank nor with the customer but lies elsewhere in the system.

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

    As per the amended Legal Metrology rules for packaged commodities, which will come into effect from _________, the Centre has clarified that the retail sale price shall be the maximum retail price (MRP) inclusive of all taxes.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    From January 1, 2018, the price of a packaged good would no longer depend on where you bought it — be it a local kirana store, a mall, a five-star hotel or an airport. The Consumer Affairs Ministry has amended the rules that govern packaged commodities to this effect.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    From January 1, 2018, the price of a packaged good would no longer depend on where you bought it — be it a local kirana store, a mall, a five-star hotel or an airport. The Consumer Affairs Ministry has amended the rules that govern packaged commodities to this effect.

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

    Who among the following has been awarded Order of Australia for community work, the highest civilian award in Australia?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Guruswamy Jayraman works as a senior accountant with Woollahra Municipal Council and has been devoting most of his spare time in community work for the last 25 years.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Guruswamy Jayraman works as a senior accountant with Woollahra Municipal Council and has been devoting most of his spare time in community work for the last 25 years.

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

    Which private sector bank has signed an MoU in London with Santander UK (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Spanish Santander Group) to promote India-UK trade and business opportunities?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The deal is aimed at Santander UK, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Spanish Santander Group, offering its clients in Britain, access to banking facilities and on-the- ground support through Yes Bank’s network across India. The MoU also covers access for Indian businesses looking to expand globally to access Santander’s support network in the UK.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The deal is aimed at Santander UK, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Spanish Santander Group, offering its clients in Britain, access to banking facilities and on-the- ground support through Yes Bank’s network across India. The MoU also covers access for Indian businesses looking to expand globally to access Santander’s support network in the UK.

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

    John Blackwell Jr., who passed away on July 4, 2017, was a:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Drummer John Blackwell Jr., who performed in Prince’s band New Power Generation for over a decade, has died at age 43. Blackwell was diagnosed with two brain tumors during a 2016 trip to Japan.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Drummer John Blackwell Jr., who performed in Prince’s band New Power Generation for over a decade, has died at age 43. Blackwell was diagnosed with two brain tumors during a 2016 trip to Japan.

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

    India has raked at which position on latest FIFA World ranking released on 6th of July 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    India has moved four places up to the 96th position in the FIFA World ranking released on 6th of July 2017. This is India’s second best ranking and its previous best was the 94th position in February 1996′

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    India has moved four places up to the 96th position in the FIFA World ranking released on 6th of July 2017. This is India’s second best ranking and its previous best was the 94th position in February 1996′

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

    On July 6, 2017, which among the following Asian country declared itself free from highly pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1 and H5N8)?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    India has declared itself free from highly pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1 and H5N8) after surveillance in the states showed no evidence of its presence. Union Agriculture Ministry release said surveillance was carried out throughout the country and around the areas of the outbreaks since completion of the operation (including culling, disinfection and clean-up), which showed no evidence of presence of Avian Influenza Virus.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    India has declared itself free from highly pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1 and H5N8) after surveillance in the states showed no evidence of its presence. Union Agriculture Ministry release said surveillance was carried out throughout the country and around the areas of the outbreaks since completion of the operation (including culling, disinfection and clean-up), which showed no evidence of presence of Avian Influenza Virus.

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

    Retirement fund body EPFO has inked pacts with five banks for collections of provident dues and to make retirement payments. Which among the following is NOT one of the five banks?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The tie-ups with Bank of Baroda, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank will help EPFO save around Rs 125 crore a year and expedite its investments as well as payment of benefits to its members.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The tie-ups with Bank of Baroda, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank will help EPFO save around Rs 125 crore a year and expedite its investments as well as payment of benefits to its members.

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

    On July 4, 2017, which company opened its first digital factory in India, also the third globally after one each in Germany and China?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Siemens hopes to use Mumbai’s digital factory as a showcase to sell a range of plant automation equipment and software to Indian manufacturing units. Digital factory is one of the nine divisions at Siemens. It aims to provide a comprehensive portfolio of hard ware and software products which enable comprehensive integration of data from development, production and suppliers.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Siemens hopes to use Mumbai’s digital factory as a showcase to sell a range of plant automation equipment and software to Indian manufacturing units. Digital factory is one of the nine divisions at Siemens. It aims to provide a comprehensive portfolio of hard ware and software products which enable comprehensive integration of data from development, production and suppliers.

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

    On July 5, 2017, Pakistan successfully test-fired short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile named:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Pakistan Army has conducted a series of training launches and tests during the current week for validation of new technical parameters of ‘NASR’ with enhanced range from 60-70 kilometres and flight maneuverability.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Pakistan Army has conducted a series of training launches and tests during the current week for validation of new technical parameters of ‘NASR’ with enhanced range from 60-70 kilometres and flight maneuverability.

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

    On July 8, 2017, Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) & Parliamentary Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi inaugurated first Gharib Nawaz Skill Development Centre in:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Besides providing various job-oriented skill development courses, Gharib Nawaz Skill Development Centres of Ministry of Minority Affairs will also offer certificate course in Goods and Services Tax accounting/programming and other related subjects.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Besides providing various job-oriented skill development courses, Gharib Nawaz Skill Development Centres of Ministry of Minority Affairs will also offer certificate course in Goods and Services Tax accounting/programming and other related subjects.

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

    India’s first university, only for Dalit students will come up in which city by 2018?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The university will be a part of the government’s policy of providing education free of cost to students from weaker sections from kindergarten to post-graduation (KG to PG) level.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The university will be a part of the government’s policy of providing education free of cost to students from weaker sections from kindergarten to post-graduation (KG to PG) level.

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

    A global treaty banning nuclear weapons was adopted at the United Nations on July 7, 2017 by how many countries?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    This is the first multilateral nuclear disarmament treaty to be concluded in more than 20 years. None of the nine countries known or believed to possess nuclear weapons – the United States, Russia, Britain, China, France, India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel – is supporting the treaty.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    This is the first multilateral nuclear disarmament treaty to be concluded in more than 20 years. None of the nine countries known or believed to possess nuclear weapons – the United States, Russia, Britain, China, France, India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel – is supporting the treaty.

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

    India and Bangladesh have decided to construct a bridge over which river in Mizoram to facilitate trade and improve communication between two countries?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Officials of India and Bangladesh held a meeting on July 8. 2017, at Tlabung town (Mamit district) and discussed to speed up the works for the proposed bridge between the two countries across Khawthlangtuipui River (also known as Karnaphuli river).

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Officials of India and Bangladesh held a meeting on July 8. 2017, at Tlabung town (Mamit district) and discussed to speed up the works for the proposed bridge between the two countries across Khawthlangtuipui River (also known as Karnaphuli river).

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

    Which company has launched its first Digital Hub in Asia Pacific in Bengaluru?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Oracle has launched its first Digital Hub in Asia Pacific (APAC) in the IT capital of India, Bengaluru. The company plans to launch four other hubs in APAC market, including Singapore, Seoul, Sydney and Beijing. The company had launched its first digital hub in Dublin, last year.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Oracle has launched its first Digital Hub in Asia Pacific (APAC) in the IT capital of India, Bengaluru. The company plans to launch four other hubs in APAC market, including Singapore, Seoul, Sydney and Beijing. The company had launched its first digital hub in Dublin, last year.

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

    Khaltmaa Battulga has won the Presidential Election of which country?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Former martial arts star and businessman Khaltmaa Battulga, 54, a member of the Democratic Party, has won Mongolian Presidential Election with 50.6% of the vote. Tsakhia Elbegdorj will step down as President after finishing his second and final term.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Former martial arts star and businessman Khaltmaa Battulga, 54, a member of the Democratic Party, has won Mongolian Presidential Election with 50.6% of the vote. Tsakhia Elbegdorj will step down as President after finishing his second and final term.

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

    Who among the following was appointed as World Health Organization (WHO) Goodwill Ambassador for Autism in South-East Asia Region on 7th of July 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Saima Wazed Hossain is a globally renowned champion for the cause of autism spectrum disorder. She has made notable contributions towards creating awareness and to address and elevate sufferings of people affected by autism.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Saima Wazed Hossain is a globally renowned champion for the cause of autism spectrum disorder. She has made notable contributions towards creating awareness and to address and elevate sufferings of people affected by autism.

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

    12th G20 Summit was held on 7th and 8th July, 2017 in:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The theme for this year’s G20 Summit was “Shaping an Inter-connected World”. The progress on decisions since the Hangzhou Summit last year was reviewed and deliberations were held on issues such as terrorism, climate, sustainable development, growth and trade, digitalisation, health, employment, migration, women’s empowerment, and partnership with Africa.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The theme for this year’s G20 Summit was “Shaping an Inter-connected World”. The progress on decisions since the Hangzhou Summit last year was reviewed and deliberations were held on issues such as terrorism, climate, sustainable development, growth and trade, digitalisation, health, employment, migration, women’s empowerment, and partnership with Africa.

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

    On July 8, 2017, Nepal SBI Bank, a subsidiary of the State Bank of India,launched its fully automatic digital banking called __________ in Kathmandu

    Correct

    Explanation :
    This is for the first time the State Bank of India has expanded the paperless banking system outside India. Digital banking provides various services including cash deposit, opening of new accounts, distribution of debit card, ATM and online banking information on touch of the screen.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    This is for the first time the State Bank of India has expanded the paperless banking system outside India. Digital banking provides various services including cash deposit, opening of new accounts, distribution of debit card, ATM and online banking information on touch of the screen.

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

    Who among the following has been appointed as Director General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence (DG GSTI)?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    John Joseph, a 1983 batch officer of Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), has worked in the Finance Ministry’s important departments, including the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI). The DG GSTI is the new name given to the Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence (DGCEI), mandated to check service tax and central excise duty evasion.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    John Joseph, a 1983 batch officer of Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), has worked in the Finance Ministry’s important departments, including the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI). The DG GSTI is the new name given to the Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence (DGCEI), mandated to check service tax and central excise duty evasion.

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

    Who among the following has become the youngest known winner of a professional golf tour event with victory at the Ladies European Thailand Championship?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    At 14 years, four months and 19 days, Atthaya broke the previous record of the formerly top-ranked Lydia Ko, who at 14 years and eight months won her first professional event at the New South Wales Open in 2012.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    At 14 years, four months and 19 days, Atthaya broke the previous record of the formerly top-ranked Lydia Ko, who at 14 years and eight months won her first professional event at the New South Wales Open in 2012.

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

    The government has merged the Urban Development and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Ministries. The merged ministry will now be known as:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The government has merged the urban development and housing and urban poverty alleviation ministries. Now this will be known as Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). This is third time the ministries have been merged.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The government has merged the urban development and housing and urban poverty alleviation ministries. Now this will be known as Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). This is third time the ministries have been merged.

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

    Which project has been launched by British government to mark the 70th anniversary of India’s partition in August 1947?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    ‘Grand Trunk Road’, the UK-wide project was launched this week to bring British Asians of all faiths and backgrounds together to reflect on their shared history through 11 special events funded by the department for communities and local government.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    ‘Grand Trunk Road’, the UK-wide project was launched this week to bring British Asians of all faiths and backgrounds together to reflect on their shared history through 11 special events funded by the department for communities and local government.

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

    On July 10, 2017, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley launched a new income tax payer e-service module called:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has launched Aaykar Setu, a new income tax payer e-service module, in New Delhi. To enhance mobile access experience, a mobile responsive Android version was also released along with the desktop version.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has launched Aaykar Setu, a new income tax payer e-service module, in New Delhi. To enhance mobile access experience, a mobile responsive Android version was also released along with the desktop version.

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

    On July 10, 2017, who among the following launched Rashtriya Swayam sevak Sangh’s (RSS’s) Sewa Prabhag website “Sewagatha”?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The Madhya Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has launched the RSS website on July 10, 2017. The website will highlight the good work done by citizens and the information about it will encourage people.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The Madhya Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has launched the RSS website on July 10, 2017. The website will highlight the good work done by citizens and the information about it will encourage people.

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

    Which country topped the medals tally at 2017 Asian Athletics Championships?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    At 2017 Asian Athletics Championships, India ended the four-day championship on top of the medals tally with their highest ever medal haul of 29 medals (12 gold, 5 silver and 12 bronze). This was India’s best performance since 1985 Jakarta edition where they had won 22 medals.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    At 2017 Asian Athletics Championships, India ended the four-day championship on top of the medals tally with their highest ever medal haul of 29 medals (12 gold, 5 silver and 12 bronze). This was India’s best performance since 1985 Jakarta edition where they had won 22 medals.

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

    Who among the following is the author of the e-book e-book, ‘Cryptocurrency for Beginners’?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Crypto currency guru Amit Bhardwaj has launched an e-book ‘Cryptocurrency for Beginners’, which seeks to provide context and clarity on cryptocurrencies. This is his third book in the series, after ‘Cryptocurrency Trading for Beginners’ and ‘Cryptocurrency Mining for Beginners’.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Crypto currency guru Amit Bhardwaj has launched an e-book ‘Cryptocurrency for Beginners’, which seeks to provide context and clarity on cryptocurrencies. This is his third book in the series, after ‘Cryptocurrency Trading for Beginners’ and ‘Cryptocurrency Mining for Beginners’.

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

    Which among the following has become the first state in the country to provide women an injectable contraceptive for free?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Maharashtra State’s public health department launched a programme called Antara on July 10, 2017, to offer women an injection of Medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), a birth-control hormone. According to state health officials, the injection, a safe means of birth control, is effective for three months.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Maharashtra State’s public health department launched a programme called Antara on July 10, 2017, to offer women an injection of Medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), a birth-control hormone. According to state health officials, the injection, a safe means of birth control, is effective for three months.

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

    On July 10, 2017, which among the following became the second state to launch e-RTI portal that will enable citizens to file online Right to Information (RTI)?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Delhi became the second state to launch online RTI platform as chief minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the e-portal on July 10, 2017. Maharashtra is the first state to launch the online RTI platform.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Delhi became the second state to launch online RTI platform as chief minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the e-portal on July 10, 2017. Maharashtra is the first state to launch the online RTI platform.

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

    According to OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026, released by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD) and Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) of the United Nations, which country will be the world’s largest milk producer by 2026?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The report has projected that over the first quarter of the 21st century, milk production in India will be nearly tripled. From 2017-2026, milk production in India will grow 49%; in 2026, India will be the world’s largest milk producer. In 2026 milk production in India will be one-third above the second largest producer, the European Union.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The report has projected that over the first quarter of the 21st century, milk production in India will be nearly tripled. From 2017-2026, milk production in India will grow 49%; in 2026, India will be the world’s largest milk producer. In 2026 milk production in India will be one-third above the second largest producer, the European Union.

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

    Mangesh Tendulkar, who passed away on July 10, 2017, was a renowned:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Mangesh Tendulkar was one of the most eminent cartoonists in India. He was conferred with the president’s medal in 1980, Marathi Natya Parishad Award in 1993 and Pulotsav award in 2003 among several other honours

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Mangesh Tendulkar was one of the most eminent cartoonists in India. He was conferred with the president’s medal in 1980, Marathi Natya Parishad Award in 1993 and Pulotsav award in 2003 among several other honours

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

    Five States, Gujarat, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Union Territory ____________ have inked a MoU with Government e-Market (GeM) for smart procurement of goods and services.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The memorandum of understanding (MoU) would also ensure timely payment by state departments to the vendors registered on the GeM portal. It has been made mandatory on GeM to make payment to the vendors within 10 days of receipt of goods and services.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The memorandum of understanding (MoU) would also ensure timely payment by state departments to the vendors registered on the GeM portal. It has been made mandatory on GeM to make payment to the vendors within 10 days of receipt of goods and services.

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

    What was the theme of ‘World Population Day’ 2017 observed on July 11, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    World Population day is observed every year on July 11. Aim is to raise awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    World Population day is observed every year on July 11. Aim is to raise awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights.

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

    Which among the following has been declared as India’s first World Heritage City by UNESCO?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The 5.5 km walled city area in Ahmedabad, Gujarat with an approximate population of four lakh has been declared India’s first World Heritage City by UNESCO. Ahmedabad was in competition with New Delhi and Mumbai for the title.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The 5.5 km walled city area in Ahmedabad, Gujarat with an approximate population of four lakh has been declared India’s first World Heritage City by UNESCO. Ahmedabad was in competition with New Delhi and Mumbai for the title.

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

    Cabinet approves establishment of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), South Asia Regional Center (ISARC) at campus of National Seed Research and Training Center (NSRTC) in:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Under the proposal, a Centre of Excellence in Rice Value Addition (CERVA) will be set up in Varanasi. This will include a modern and sophisticated laboratory with capacity to determine quality and status of heavy metals in grain and straw. The Centre will also undertake capacity building exercises for stakeholders across the rice value chain.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Under the proposal, a Centre of Excellence in Rice Value Addition (CERVA) will be set up in Varanasi. This will include a modern and sophisticated laboratory with capacity to determine quality and status of heavy metals in grain and straw. The Centre will also undertake capacity building exercises for stakeholders across the rice value chain.

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

    On July 11, 2017, Chief Minister of which state launched the Livelihood Intervention and Facilitation of Entrepreneurship (LIFE) programme?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    On July 11, 2017, Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma launched the Livelihood Intervention and Facilitation of Entrepreneurship (LIFE) programme in Songsak in the East Garo Hills. Songsak is about 210 km west of the state capital, Shillong.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    On July 11, 2017, Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma launched the Livelihood Intervention and Facilitation of Entrepreneurship (LIFE) programme in Songsak in the East Garo Hills. Songsak is about 210 km west of the state capital, Shillong.

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

    On July 12, 2017, Indian Railways launched ______, a virtual server with an inbuilt security system that will enable faster connectivity at a reduced cost.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Developed by rail PSU RailTel at an estimated cost of about Rs. 53 crore, Railcloud aims at optimising server resources and its management. RailCloud technology enables maximising the usage of available server and storage resulting in accommodation of bigger data and more applications within same server space.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Developed by rail PSU RailTel at an estimated cost of about Rs. 53 crore, Railcloud aims at optimising server resources and its management. RailCloud technology enables maximising the usage of available server and storage resulting in accommodation of bigger data and more applications within same server space.

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

    Which among the following has become the first State in the country to lay down the minimum educational qualifications for contesting elections to village cooperative societies and various other cooperative bodies?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    After making minimum educational qualification mandatory in panchayat polls, Rajasthan has now enforced the Rajasthan Cooperative Society (Amendment) Act-2016, following which a minimum educational qualification would be compulsory for election of the cooperative committees in the state.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    After making minimum educational qualification mandatory in panchayat polls, Rajasthan has now enforced the Rajasthan Cooperative Society (Amendment) Act-2016, following which a minimum educational qualification would be compulsory for election of the cooperative committees in the state.

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

    Which programme has been launched by Yes Bank to help Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) understand the impact of the proposed changes and prepare them for migration to the new GST tax system?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    YES BANK, India’s fourth largest private sector bank, along with YES Global Institute has launched ‘YES GST’ program for MSMEs (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) under its MSME CSR initiative, ‘Say YES to Sustainable MSMEs in India’.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    YES BANK, India’s fourth largest private sector bank, along with YES Global Institute has launched ‘YES GST’ program for MSMEs (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) under its MSME CSR initiative, ‘Say YES to Sustainable MSMEs in India’.

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

    BJP President Amit Shah and RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat recently released a coffee table book on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s life in New Delhi. The book – ‘Making of A Legend’, has been compiled by:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Sulabh International founder Bindeshwar Pathak has compiled the journey of Prime Minister Narendra Modi into a coffee table book. The book titled “The making of a legend”was released by BJP President Amit Shah and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Sulabh International founder Bindeshwar Pathak has compiled the journey of Prime Minister Narendra Modi into a coffee table book. The book titled “The making of a legend”was released by BJP President Amit Shah and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.

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

    Speaking at the launch of ‘National Strategic Plan for Malaria Elimination (2017-22)’, Union Health Minister J P Nadda said that the government would like to eliminate malaria by:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    On July 12, 2017, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda, launched the National Strategic Plan for Malaria Elimination (2017-22) at a function in New Delhi. The Strategic Plan gives year wise elimination targets in various parts of the country depending upon the endemicity of malaria in the next 5 years.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    On July 12, 2017, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda, launched the National Strategic Plan for Malaria Elimination (2017-22) at a function in New Delhi. The Strategic Plan gives year wise elimination targets in various parts of the country depending upon the endemicity of malaria in the next 5 years.

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

    Which among the following has become the first state in the country to bring a law making social boycott a crime?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    President of India has given assent to the Maharashtra Prohibition of People from Social Boycott (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2016. Maharashtra has thus become the first state in the country to bring a law making social boycott a crime.

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    Explanation :
    President of India has given assent to the Maharashtra Prohibition of People from Social Boycott (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2016. Maharashtra has thus become the first state in the country to bring a law making social boycott a crime.

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

    India’s first high-speed rail training centre will be set up at:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Being constructed over railway land measuring 4,400 metres at an estimated cost of Rs 600 crore, the training centre will have a sample track fitted with the overhead electrical systems to enable testing of bullet trains that will run on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Being constructed over railway land measuring 4,400 metres at an estimated cost of Rs 600 crore, the training centre will have a sample track fitted with the overhead electrical systems to enable testing of bullet trains that will run on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route.

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

    22nd World Petroleum Congress (WPC) International Conference was held from 9th to 12thJuly, 2017 in:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan visited Istanbul in Turkey from 9th to 12th July, 2017 to represent India at the 22nd World Petroleum Congress (WPC) International Conference. Theme for 22nd World Petroleum Congress was ‘Bridges To Our energy Future’.

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    Explanation :
    Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan visited Istanbul in Turkey from 9th to 12th July, 2017 to represent India at the 22nd World Petroleum Congress (WPC) International Conference. Theme for 22nd World Petroleum Congress was ‘Bridges To Our energy Future’.

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

    Which country has shot down a simulated, incoming intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) similar to the ones being developed by countries like North Korea, in a new test of the nation’s THAAD missile defenses?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Planned months ago, the U.S. missile defense test over the Pacific Ocean has gained significance after NorthKorea’s July 4 launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) heightened concerns about the threat from Pyongyang

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Planned months ago, the U.S. missile defense test over the Pacific Ocean has gained significance after NorthKorea’s July 4 launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) heightened concerns about the threat from Pyongyang

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

    Which country will host International Theatre Olympics in 2018 for the first time?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The 51-day carnival of theatre, beginning February 17 next year, will simultaneously be held in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai and 10 other cities across India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate the mega international event in Delhi, while the President of India will conclude it in Mumbai on April 8, 2018

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    Explanation :
    The 51-day carnival of theatre, beginning February 17 next year, will simultaneously be held in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai and 10 other cities across India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate the mega international event in Delhi, while the President of India will conclude it in Mumbai on April 8, 2018

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

    Which among the following will be the first state police to get ‘super cop’ belts which are widely used by their counterparts in the UK, USA, and Russia?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The belt will help the cops carry wireless sets, pistols, and cartridges easily. Currently, a cop has to carry all his equipment separately, which becomes a liability while handling sensitive situations.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The belt will help the cops carry wireless sets, pistols, and cartridges easily. Currently, a cop has to carry all his equipment separately, which becomes a liability while handling sensitive situations.

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

    India has ranked ________ out of 157 nations on a global index that assesses the performance of countries towards achieving the ambitious sustainable development goals (SDGs).

    Correct

    Explanation :
    India is ranked 116th on the index with a score of 58.1, behind countries such as Nepal, Iran, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and China. Pakistan is ranked 122. Sweden leads the list, followed by Denmark and Finland. The United States ranks 42nd on the Index, while Russia and China rank 62nd and 71st respectively.

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    Explanation :
    India is ranked 116th on the index with a score of 58.1, behind countries such as Nepal, Iran, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and China. Pakistan is ranked 122. Sweden leads the list, followed by Denmark and Finland. The United States ranks 42nd on the Index, while Russia and China rank 62nd and 71st respectively.

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

    How much additional amount has been contributed by India to a UN partnership fund launched to support sustainable development projects across the developing world?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The India-UN Development Partnership Fund was set up last month as a partnership between India and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC).
    India had made an initial contribution of a million dollars when the fund was created.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The India-UN Development Partnership Fund was set up last month as a partnership between India and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC).
    India had made an initial contribution of a million dollars when the fund was created.

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

    Liu Xiaobo, who passed away on July 13, 2017, had won Nobel Prize for:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Liu received Nobel Peace Prize in 2010. He is also known for his role in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests in Beijing. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison in December 2009 for “subversion”.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Liu received Nobel Peace Prize in 2010. He is also known for his role in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests in Beijing. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison in December 2009 for “subversion”.

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

    Which among the following airport has ranked first in Customer Satisfaction Index Survey among 49 airports in India?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Swami Vivekananda Airport, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, has ranked first in Customer Satisfaction Index Survey among 49 airports in India. Raipur Airport has scored highest, 4.84 on a five point scale index in the latest Customer Satisfaction Index Survey conducted by an independent agency for the period of January-June 2017.

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    Explanation :
    Swami Vivekananda Airport, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, has ranked first in Customer Satisfaction Index Survey among 49 airports in India. Raipur Airport has scored highest, 4.84 on a five point scale index in the latest Customer Satisfaction Index Survey conducted by an independent agency for the period of January-June 2017.

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

    On July 15, 2017, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari inaugurated 212th meeting of Indian Road Congress (IRC) in:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The Indian Road Congress is the apex body of highway engineers in the country. During his visit to Udaipur, Mr. Gadkari also attended a discussion by Udaipur chamber of commerce on economic growth of Rajasthan for development of roads and infrastructure.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The Indian Road Congress is the apex body of highway engineers in the country. During his visit to Udaipur, Mr. Gadkari also attended a discussion by Udaipur chamber of commerce on economic growth of Rajasthan for development of roads and infrastructure.

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

    The world’s first centre for breeding Saola, a critically endangered hoofed mammal, is being constructed in which Asian country?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The centre in Bach Ma National Park in Thua Thien Hue province of Vietnam will open in 2018 as a joint effort by the Saola World Working Group and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

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    Explanation :
    The centre in Bach Ma National Park in Thua Thien Hue province of Vietnam will open in 2018 as a joint effort by the Saola World Working Group and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

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

    Who among the following has been appointed as UNICEF’s newest Global Goodwill Ambassador?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    UNICEF has appointed Indian-origin Canadian YouTube star Lilly Singh as its newest Global Goodwill Ambassador. As the UNICEF ambassador, Lilly, who has around 11.9 million subscribers on the video sharing website, will use her channel to showcase the organisation’s work and urge millions of her followers to work for children’s rights.

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    Explanation :
    UNICEF has appointed Indian-origin Canadian YouTube star Lilly Singh as its newest Global Goodwill Ambassador. As the UNICEF ambassador, Lilly, who has around 11.9 million subscribers on the video sharing website, will use her channel to showcase the organisation’s work and urge millions of her followers to work for children’s rights.

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

    Indian Railways has launched an integrated mobile application to cater to various passenger requirements, including ticket booking, inquiry, on-board cleaning and ordering meal on a single platform. This app is called:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Rail SAARTHI (synergised advanced application rail travel help and information) offers services pertaining to safety for women, complaint facility and suggestion for improvement. One can also book air ticket through the app and give feedback.

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    Explanation :
    Rail SAARTHI (synergised advanced application rail travel help and information) offers services pertaining to safety for women, complaint facility and suggestion for improvement. One can also book air ticket through the app and give feedback.

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

    What was the theme of ‘World Youth Skill Day’ 2017, observed on July 15 every year?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Every year World Youth Skills Day is celebrated all over the world to raise awareness about the issue of unemployment among youth. The United Nations General Assembly in November 2014, declared 15th July as World Youth Skills Day.

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    Explanation :
    Every year World Youth Skills Day is celebrated all over the world to raise awareness about the issue of unemployment among youth. The United Nations General Assembly in November 2014, declared 15th July as World Youth Skills Day.

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

    Which among the following railway station in Mumbai has become India’s first railway station run by women?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    In a bid to empower women, Central Railway has appointed all women staff at suburban Matunga railway station, thereby making it India’s first railway station run by women. A formal event to mark all women railway station will be held soon. A total of 30 women staffers, including 11 booking clerks, five Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel, seven ticket checkers are working under the supervision of station manager Mamta Kulkarni since last two weeks.

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    Explanation :
    In a bid to empower women, Central Railway has appointed all women staff at suburban Matunga railway station, thereby making it India’s first railway station run by women. A formal event to mark all women railway station will be held soon. A total of 30 women staffers, including 11 booking clerks, five Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel, seven ticket checkers are working under the supervision of station manager Mamta Kulkarni since last two weeks.

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

    Nar Bahadur Bhandari, who passed away on July 16, 2017, was the former Chief Minister of:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Born in 1940 at Malbasey in West Sikkim, Mr. Bhandari was a teacher in a government school before he joined active politics. He became the Chief Minister of Sikkim for the first time in 1979 on a Janata Parishad ticket and then again in 1984 and 1989 on a Sikkim Sangram Parishad ticket.

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    Explanation :
    Born in 1940 at Malbasey in West Sikkim, Mr. Bhandari was a teacher in a government school before he joined active politics. He became the Chief Minister of Sikkim for the first time in 1979 on a Janata Parishad ticket and then again in 1984 and 1989 on a Sikkim Sangram Parishad ticket.

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

    Which Digital payments company has entered into partnership with Samsung Pay, under which consumers will be able to make payments with a single tap using select Samsung handsets?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    As part of the tie-up, MobiKwik wallet is now integrated with Samsung Pay Mini to enable one-tap payments at more than 1.4 million MobiKwik-powered merchants across the country. MobiKwik’s mobile wallet will also be available soon to Samsung Pay users.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    As part of the tie-up, MobiKwik wallet is now integrated with Samsung Pay Mini to enable one-tap payments at more than 1.4 million MobiKwik-powered merchants across the country. MobiKwik’s mobile wallet will also be available soon to Samsung Pay users.

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

    Who among the following has won the Best Actress Award at International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    IFA Awards 2017, officially known as 18th International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremony was held on 14–15 July 2017 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, USA. Alia Bhatt won the Best Actress Award for playing the role of a migrant girl trapped in a drug lord’s house in film ‘Udta Punjab’. Shahid Kapoor won the Best Actor Award for playing Tommy Singh, a Punjabi rockstar struggling with a drug addiction in the film ‘Udta Punjab’.

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    Explanation :
    IFA Awards 2017, officially known as 18th International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremony was held on 14–15 July 2017 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, USA. Alia Bhatt won the Best Actress Award for playing the role of a migrant girl trapped in a drug lord’s house in film ‘Udta Punjab’. Shahid Kapoor won the Best Actor Award for playing Tommy Singh, a Punjabi rockstar struggling with a drug addiction in the film ‘Udta Punjab’.

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

    India and Sri Lanka have signed a MoU to develop a village in which district in Sri Lanka?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    India and Sri Lanka have signed a MoU to develop a village in Anuradhapura District. The total estimated cost is Rs 30 crores Sri Lankan rupees. The MoU was signed by High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Mr. Taranjit Singh Sandhu and Mrs. W.K.K. Athukorala, Secretary to the Ministry of Housing and Construction in the presence of Parliament Speaker Mr. Karu Jayasuriya.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    India and Sri Lanka have signed a MoU to develop a village in Anuradhapura District. The total estimated cost is Rs 30 crores Sri Lankan rupees. The MoU was signed by High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Mr. Taranjit Singh Sandhu and Mrs. W.K.K. Athukorala, Secretary to the Ministry of Housing and Construction in the presence of Parliament Speaker Mr. Karu Jayasuriya.

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

    Which company has developed India’s first Bio-CNG (bio-methane) bus which was unveiled recently at a bio-energy programme, ‘Urja Utsav’?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    At the Urja Utsav held in Pune’s Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Tata Motors displayed three engines, along with the lead model — Tata LPO 1613 with 5.7 SGI NA BS-IV IOBD-II compliant bus.

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    Explanation :
    At the Urja Utsav held in Pune’s Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Tata Motors displayed three engines, along with the lead model — Tata LPO 1613 with 5.7 SGI NA BS-IV IOBD-II compliant bus.

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

    Who among the following has won Wimbledon Championships 2017 in Men’s Singles category?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Roger Federer of Switzerland became the first man to win Wimbledon eight times and extended his record to 19 Grand Slam titles with victory over Croatia’s Marin Cilic in Men’s Singles Finals at Wimbledon. At 35 years and 11 months, Roger Federer has become oldest Wimbledon male champion in the Open era (since 1968).

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    Explanation :
    Roger Federer of Switzerland became the first man to win Wimbledon eight times and extended his record to 19 Grand Slam titles with victory over Croatia’s Marin Cilic in Men’s Singles Finals at Wimbledon. At 35 years and 11 months, Roger Federer has become oldest Wimbledon male champion in the Open era (since 1968).

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

    ‘International Justice Day’, is celebrated on which date every year?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    International Justice Day is an international day celebrated throughout the world on July 17 as part of an effort to recognize the emerging system of international criminal justice. July 17 was chosen because it is the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute, the treaty that created the International Criminal Court.

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    Explanation :
    International Justice Day is an international day celebrated throughout the world on July 17 as part of an effort to recognize the emerging system of international criminal justice. July 17 was chosen because it is the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute, the treaty that created the International Criminal Court.

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

    Which country will host G20 summit in year 2019?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    During the 2017 G20 Summit in Germany, it was declared that Japan will host the G20 summit for the first time in 2019. India was the main competitor against Japan for the right to host the G20 summit in 2019 but New Delhi finally decided to support Tokyo’s bid.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    During the 2017 G20 Summit in Germany, it was declared that Japan will host the G20 summit for the first time in 2019. India was the main competitor against Japan for the right to host the G20 summit in 2019 but New Delhi finally decided to support Tokyo’s bid.

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

    A bill providing for setting up of the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy in ______________ was introduced in the Lok Sabha on July 18, 2017.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    ‘The Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy Bill, 2017’ was introduced by minister of state for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan. The institute would be established in Visakhapatnam district in pursuance of the central government’s commitment for setting up a petroleum university under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014

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    Explanation :
    ‘The Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy Bill, 2017’ was introduced by minister of state for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan. The institute would be established in Visakhapatnam district in pursuance of the central government’s commitment for setting up a petroleum university under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014

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

    Who among the following Formula 1 Driver has won his fourth successive British Grand Prix for a record-equalling fifth time at the Silvers tone on July 16, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    With the win, Hamilton equals Jim Clark and Alain Prost record with five British GP career wins. Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas finished in second place. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen finished at the third spot followed by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    With the win, Hamilton equals Jim Clark and Alain Prost record with five British GP career wins. Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas finished in second place. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen finished at the third spot followed by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo.

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

    On July 18, 2017, which public sector bank launched a one stop integrated website for home buyers?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    SBI has launched ‘SBI Realty’ http://www.sbirealty.in – a one stop integrated website for home buyers, who now mostly seek operational ease over anything else. The lender is expected to expand its home loan credit through such move.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    SBI has launched ‘SBI Realty’ http://www.sbirealty.in – a one stop integrated website for home buyers, who now mostly seek operational ease over anything else. The lender is expected to expand its home loan credit through such move.

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

    Who among the following has been given the additional charge of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting after M Venkaiah Naidu resigned to contest the vice-presidential election?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    With Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu resigning from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet, Smriti Irani was given additional charge of the Information & Broadcast Ministry and Narendra Tomar was made the Minister for Urban Development.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    With Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu resigning from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet, Smriti Irani was given additional charge of the Information & Broadcast Ministry and Narendra Tomar was made the Minister for Urban Development.

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

    In order to provide qualitative education to the students, which State Government has started Shala Siddhi Protsahan Yojana in 25000 schools of the state?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    In order to provide qualitative education to the students, ‘Hamari Shala Kaisi Ho’ and ‘Shala Siddhi Karyakram’ are being implemented by the School Education department in Government schools of the State. The State Education Centre has started Shala Siddhi Protasahan Yojana to encourage best works under this programme. The Shala Siddhi Prohatsan Yojana has been started in 25,000 schools of the State till date.

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    Explanation :
    In order to provide qualitative education to the students, ‘Hamari Shala Kaisi Ho’ and ‘Shala Siddhi Karyakram’ are being implemented by the School Education department in Government schools of the State. The State Education Centre has started Shala Siddhi Protasahan Yojana to encourage best works under this programme. The Shala Siddhi Prohatsan Yojana has been started in 25,000 schools of the State till date.

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

    On July 19, 2017, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik dedicated to the nation the state’s longest bridge and named it after:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The 2.88 km bridge over the river Kathajodi will connect the state capital of Bhubaneswar with Cuttack reducing the distance between the two cities by 12 km. Patnaik said he was delighted to name the state’s longest bridge after Netaji who was born and brought up in Cuttack.

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    Explanation :
    The 2.88 km bridge over the river Kathajodi will connect the state capital of Bhubaneswar with Cuttack reducing the distance between the two cities by 12 km. Patnaik said he was delighted to name the state’s longest bridge after Netaji who was born and brought up in Cuttack.

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

    Which country has become the 35th country to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA), an initiative launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November 2015 in Paris?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The International Solar Alliance is an alliance of countries which are located completely or partly between Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn. It was jointly launched by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and the then President of France Francois Hollande in November 2015 in Paris, on the side lines of COP21.

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    Explanation :
    The International Solar Alliance is an alliance of countries which are located completely or partly between Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn. It was jointly launched by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and the then President of France Francois Hollande in November 2015 in Paris, on the side lines of COP21.

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

    On July 19, 2017, who among the following was appointed as the new Chief Minister of Nagaland?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    On July 19, 2017, Nagaland Governor PB Acharya dismissed the five-month-old government of Shurhozelie Liezietsu, and appointed Naga People’s Front (NPF) legislator, TR Zeliang as 19th Cheif Minister of Nagaland.

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    Explanation :
    On July 19, 2017, Nagaland Governor PB Acharya dismissed the five-month-old government of Shurhozelie Liezietsu, and appointed Naga People’s Front (NPF) legislator, TR Zeliang as 19th Cheif Minister of Nagaland.

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

    Navy of which country has recently tested the world’s first-ever active Laser Weapons System (LaWS)?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    U.S. Navy recently tested the world’s first-ever active Laser Weapons System (LaWS). It is $40 million system which is currently deployed on board the USS Ponce amphibious transport ship in the Persian Gulf.

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    Explanation :
    U.S. Navy recently tested the world’s first-ever active Laser Weapons System (LaWS). It is $40 million system which is currently deployed on board the USS Ponce amphibious transport ship in the Persian Gulf.

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

    The first-ever Save Public Sector Banks Day (SPSBD), was celebrated on which date in India?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The United Forum of Bank Unions has decided to observe 19th July as ‘Save public sector banks’ day. It is the 48th anniversary of nationalisation of major PSU banks. The Government of India (GoI) issued an ordinance and nationalized the 14 largest commercial banks with effect from the midnight of July 19, 1969.

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    Explanation :
    The United Forum of Bank Unions has decided to observe 19th July as ‘Save public sector banks’ day. It is the 48th anniversary of nationalisation of major PSU banks. The Government of India (GoI) issued an ordinance and nationalized the 14 largest commercial banks with effect from the midnight of July 19, 1969.

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

    On July 20, 2017, Mr. Ram Nath Kovind was elected as the ____ President of India.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    On July 20, 2017, BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee Ram Nath Kovind was elected as the 14th President of India. Mr. Kovind defeated Opposition candidate and former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    On July 20, 2017, BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee Ram Nath Kovind was elected as the 14th President of India. Mr. Kovind defeated Opposition candidate and former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar.

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

    Which State Government has launched ‘Janahitha’, an integrated grievance redressal management system under which a call centre set up for the purpose will receive grievances from complainants in simpler forms such as an SMS, e-mail or a call?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Developed by the Telangana State Information Technology, E&C department, ‘Janahitha’, an integrated grievance redressal management system aims at expediting complaint resolution through continuous monitoring at a centralised cell. The portal also serves information on the various schemes the users could avail.

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    Explanation :
    Developed by the Telangana State Information Technology, E&C department, ‘Janahitha’, an integrated grievance redressal management system aims at expediting complaint resolution through continuous monitoring at a centralised cell. The portal also serves information on the various schemes the users could avail.

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

    On July 19, 2017, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced that it will shortly issue bank notes of denomination Rs ____ in Mahatma Gandhi series 2005.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The notes will be similar in design to those currently in circulation. The new notes will be bearing inset letter ‘S’ in the number panel and signature of Governor Urjit R Patel.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The notes will be similar in design to those currently in circulation. The new notes will be bearing inset letter ‘S’ in the number panel and signature of Governor Urjit R Patel.

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

    Who among the following received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions as a parliamentarian in the Lok Sabha at a function organised by the Lokmat Media Group?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    On July 19, 2017, Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions as a parliamentarian in the Lok Sabha. The award was given by the Vice President Hamid Ansari at a function organised by the Lokmat Media Group to honour distinguished Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members.

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    Explanation :
    On July 19, 2017, Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions as a parliamentarian in the Lok Sabha. The award was given by the Vice President Hamid Ansari at a function organised by the Lokmat Media Group to honour distinguished Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members.

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

    Which state will have a first of its kind eco-friendly bridges over a canal cutting across the tiger corridor shared with the adjoining state?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    In a first of its kind, Telangana State will have eco-friendly bridges over a canal cutting across the tiger corridor linking the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra with the forests in Telangana’s Kumram Bheem Asifabad district.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    In a first of its kind, Telangana State will have eco-friendly bridges over a canal cutting across the tiger corridor linking the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra with the forests in Telangana’s Kumram Bheem Asifabad district.

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

    On July 21, 2017, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley formally launched Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY), a pension scheme exclusively for senior citizens (60 years and above) with ____% fixed rate of interest on their savings.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India which has been given the sole privilege to operate this scheme started offering the scheme from May 4, 2017. The scheme will remain open till May 3, 2018. It can be purchased offline as well as online through Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India.

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    Explanation :
    Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India which has been given the sole privilege to operate this scheme started offering the scheme from May 4, 2017. The scheme will remain open till May 3, 2018. It can be purchased offline as well as online through Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India.

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

    On July 20, 2017, President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the 200th anniversary celebrations of the Paika Rebellion which broke out in 1817 in:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    President congratulated the people of the country and especially those of Odisha on the occasion. He stated that 40 years before the revolt of 1857, a battle was fought under the leadership of Baxi Jagabandhu of Odisha. Many scholars, researchers and historians have opined that the Paika Rebellion of 1817 was India’s first organized armed rebellion against British Raj.

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    Explanation :
    President congratulated the people of the country and especially those of Odisha on the occasion. He stated that 40 years before the revolt of 1857, a battle was fought under the leadership of Baxi Jagabandhu of Odisha. Many scholars, researchers and historians have opined that the Paika Rebellion of 1817 was India’s first organized armed rebellion against British Raj.

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

    On July 20, 2017, markets regulator SEBI entered into a pact with which entity for exchange of information concerning Central Counter parties (CCPs)?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Central counterparties are entities that help facilitate clearing and settlement activities. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and European Securities and Markets Authority under the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).

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    Explanation :
    Central counterparties are entities that help facilitate clearing and settlement activities. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and European Securities and Markets Authority under the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).

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

    Which Russian city has been selected to host the 2022 World Short Course Swimming Championships?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Russia and Hungary will host two future editions of the world championships in short-course swimming. As announced by Swimming’s world governing body, FINA, Kazan will host in 2022 and Budapest in 2024. They beat bids from Hong Kong and Taipei City.

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    Explanation :
    Russia and Hungary will host two future editions of the world championships in short-course swimming. As announced by Swimming’s world governing body, FINA, Kazan will host in 2022 and Budapest in 2024. They beat bids from Hong Kong and Taipei City.

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

    The Chennai Open tennis tournament, India’s only event in the ATP World Tour, will now be known as:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    India’s most celebrated tennis event, the ATP tournament which acquired heritage status as the ‘Chennai Open’, will now be held in Pune next year and would be henceforth called “Maharashtra Open”. IMG-Reliance, the right holders of the tournament along with Government of Maharashtra and Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA), made an announcement on July 20, 2017.

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    Explanation :
    India’s most celebrated tennis event, the ATP tournament which acquired heritage status as the ‘Chennai Open’, will now be held in Pune next year and would be henceforth called “Maharashtra Open”. IMG-Reliance, the right holders of the tournament along with Government of Maharashtra and Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA), made an announcement on July 20, 2017.

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

    Who among the following has been appointed as the first female president of the UK Supreme Court?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Lady Hale is a longstanding champion of diversity in the judiciary. Her appointment was announced on July 21, 2017, and she will take up the role on October 2, 2017, when she will be sworn in as president.

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    Explanation :
    Lady Hale is a longstanding champion of diversity in the judiciary. Her appointment was announced on July 21, 2017, and she will take up the role on October 2, 2017, when she will be sworn in as president.

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

    Which bank has launched “Met Loan & Life Suraksha” (MLLS) for its customers, which is a single premium plan covering the loan liability of a customer?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    This new product will be available across all the 769 branches of the bank for its borrower clients. The bank also introduced ‘KBL MLLS’ app, which marks the celebration of 15 years of partnership with M/s PNB MetLife

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    Explanation :
    This new product will be available across all the 769 branches of the bank for its borrower clients. The bank also introduced ‘KBL MLLS’ app, which marks the celebration of 15 years of partnership with M/s PNB MetLife

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

    The Centre has accepted a proposal to set up an Aerospace University in the country. The recommendation for the same was made by a high-powered Expert Group headed by:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The Centre has accepted a proposal to set up an Aerospace University in the country. A high-powered Expert Group headed by former Cabinet Secretary B.K. Chaturvedi has made the recommendation for the same.

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    Explanation :
    The Centre has accepted a proposal to set up an Aerospace University in the country. A high-powered Expert Group headed by former Cabinet Secretary B.K. Chaturvedi has made the recommendation for the same.

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

    Which country will host the fifth Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) in November 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    India will host the fifth Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) in November 2017 and plans to invite stalwarts of the Indian IT industry for it. One of the largest cyber security conferences in the world, GCSS will be held in New Delhi.

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    Explanation :
    India will host the fifth Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) in November 2017 and plans to invite stalwarts of the Indian IT industry for it. One of the largest cyber security conferences in the world, GCSS will be held in New Delhi.

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

    The Ministry of Rural Development will launch a new sub-scheme under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM)which will be named as:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    As mentioned by Minister of State for Rural Development, Ram Kripal Yadav the main objectives of Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana are to provide an alternative source of livelihoods to members of Self Help Groups (SHGs) under DAY-NRLM by facilitating them to operate public transport services in backward rural areas.

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    Explanation :
    As mentioned by Minister of State for Rural Development, Ram Kripal Yadav the main objectives of Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana are to provide an alternative source of livelihoods to members of Self Help Groups (SHGs) under DAY-NRLM by facilitating them to operate public transport services in backward rural areas.

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

    On July 22, 2017, Union Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju inaugurated the Research Institution of World Ancient, Traditional, Culture & Heritage (RIWATCH) Museum in:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    At the inauguration, Rijiju emphasised on documentation and research to preserve age-old culture and traditions of the state and exhorted people to shoulder the responsibility to pass on traditional and cultural values to the next generation.

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    Explanation :
    At the inauguration, Rijiju emphasised on documentation and research to preserve age-old culture and traditions of the state and exhorted people to shoulder the responsibility to pass on traditional and cultural values to the next generation.

  119. Question 119 of 170
    119. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    India has ranked _______ out of 152 countries on the inaugural “Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index” released by international NGO Oxfam in association with Developmental Finance International.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Sweden topped the index while Nigeria took the bottom most spot. Among India’s neighbouring countries, China’s rank is 87; Pakistan fared worse than India at 146 while Bangladesh ranked at 148. While countries such as Sweden, Chile, Namibia and Uruguay have taken strong steps to reduce inequality, countries such as India and Nigeria do very badly overall.

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    Explanation :
    Sweden topped the index while Nigeria took the bottom most spot. Among India’s neighbouring countries, China’s rank is 87; Pakistan fared worse than India at 146 while Bangladesh ranked at 148. While countries such as Sweden, Chile, Namibia and Uruguay have taken strong steps to reduce inequality, countries such as India and Nigeria do very badly overall.

  120. Question 120 of 170
    120. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    According to National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (NCSTRT)data compiled by the US state department, India is _______ on a list of countries that faced terror attacks in 2016.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    According to National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (NCSTRT) data compiled by the US state department, India is third after Iraq and Afghanistan on a list of countries that faced terror attacks in 2016. Earlier, Pakistan held the third position.

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    Explanation :
    According to National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (NCSTRT) data compiled by the US state department, India is third after Iraq and Afghanistan on a list of countries that faced terror attacks in 2016. Earlier, Pakistan held the third position.

  121. Question 121 of 170
    121. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The government has extended the deadline till _____, for businesses to opt for composition scheme under the GST regime.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Small businesses with turnover of up to Rs 75 lakh were earlier given time till July 21 to opt for the scheme in the Goods and Services Tax regime. To opt for composition scheme, the taxpayer needs to log into his account at the GST Portal http://www.gst.gov.in. They have to select ‘Application to opt for the Composition Scheme’ under ‘Services’ menu and then fill up the Form GST CMP-01 to opt for the scheme.

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    Explanation :
    Small businesses with turnover of up to Rs 75 lakh were earlier given time till July 21 to opt for the scheme in the Goods and Services Tax regime. To opt for composition scheme, the taxpayer needs to log into his account at the GST Portal http://www.gst.gov.in. They have to select ‘Application to opt for the Composition Scheme’ under ‘Services’ menu and then fill up the Form GST CMP-01 to opt for the scheme.

  122. Question 122 of 170
    122. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    India has launched its first petroleum Research & Development (R&D) facility for testing high-end BS-VI quality fuel emissions in:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The R&D facility is designed to test all types of fuel including petrol, diesel, ethanol-blended petrol, bio-diesel, CNG, LNG, hydrogen-CNG and 2G-ethanol blends. It will ensure to meet the superior BS-VI norms that are to be implemented across the country by April 2020.

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    Explanation :
    The R&D facility is designed to test all types of fuel including petrol, diesel, ethanol-blended petrol, bio-diesel, CNG, LNG, hydrogen-CNG and 2G-ethanol blends. It will ensure to meet the superior BS-VI norms that are to be implemented across the country by April 2020.

  123. Question 123 of 170
    123. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    On July 23, 2017, Wi-Fi Local Area Network (LAN) was launched in the civil secretariat of which North Eastern State?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The secured network can offer connections to up to 6000 employees and 500 visitors can access it at one go. The 157 access points installed across the secretariat premises would allow round the clock wifi access to officials and 8 hours per day to visitors.

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    Explanation :
    The secured network can offer connections to up to 6000 employees and 500 visitors can access it at one go. The 157 access points installed across the secretariat premises would allow round the clock wifi access to officials and 8 hours per day to visitors.

  124. Question 124 of 170
    124. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    On January 23, 2017, Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma launched ______ at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Shillong.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Mission Football is a project for developing a sustainable infrastructure for the sport in all the 11 districts of the state. The government is also seeking financial support from different sources including the North Eastern Council, Union ministry of sports and youth affairs, and funds under Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR).

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    Explanation :
    Mission Football is a project for developing a sustainable infrastructure for the sport in all the 11 districts of the state. The government is also seeking financial support from different sources including the North Eastern Council, Union ministry of sports and youth affairs, and funds under Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR).

  125. Question 125 of 170
    125. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which city will host the tenth edition of Urban Mobility India conference beginning November 4, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Urban Mobility India conference will be jointly organised by the Union Ministry of Urban Development and the Telangana Government. The theme of this year’s conference is “intelligent, inclusive and sustainable mobility”.

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    Explanation :
    Urban Mobility India conference will be jointly organised by the Union Ministry of Urban Development and the Telangana Government. The theme of this year’s conference is “intelligent, inclusive and sustainable mobility”.

  126. Question 126 of 170
    126. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    UR Rao, who passed away on July 24, 2017, was a renowned:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Internationally-renowned space scientist UR Rao passed away on July 24, 2017 due to age-related health issues. He was 85. He served as the chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for about 10 years between 1984 to 1994.

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    Explanation :
    Internationally-renowned space scientist UR Rao passed away on July 24, 2017 due to age-related health issues. He was 85. He served as the chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for about 10 years between 1984 to 1994.

  127. Question 127 of 170
    127. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Eighth edition of World Para Athletics Championships was held from 14th to 23rd July, 2017 in:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Eight edition of World Para Athletics Championships was organized by the World Para Athletics subcommittee of the International Paralympic Committee. Around 1,300 athletes from 100 countries participated in this championship, contesting at more than 200 medal events.

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    Explanation :
    Eight edition of World Para Athletics Championships was organized by the World Para Athletics subcommittee of the International Paralympic Committee. Around 1,300 athletes from 100 countries participated in this championship, contesting at more than 200 medal events.

  128. Question 128 of 170
    128. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    On July 24, 2017, The Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017, was introduced in Lok Sabha by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The bill seeks to amend which of the following act?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    This bill, popularly known as bad debt resolution or Non-performing assets (NPA) ordinance authorises Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to initiate insolvency resolution process on specific stressed assets. The bill also has a provision, which empowers RBI to issue other directions for resolution, appoint or approve for appointment, authorities or committees to advise the banking companies for stressed asset resolution.

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    Explanation :
    This bill, popularly known as bad debt resolution or Non-performing assets (NPA) ordinance authorises Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to initiate insolvency resolution process on specific stressed assets. The bill also has a provision, which empowers RBI to issue other directions for resolution, appoint or approve for appointment, authorities or committees to advise the banking companies for stressed asset resolution.

  129. Question 129 of 170
    129. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Kerala hosted a literary festival from July 24, 2017. The theme of this literary festival is: