March Current Affairs Mock Test 2017

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  1. Question 1 of 166
    1. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which High court has recognized the River Ganga as the first living entity of India?

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    Explanation :
    A trans-boundary river of Asia Ganga along with river Yauna has recognised as the ‘first living entity of India’ by the Uttarakhand High Court on March 20, 2017. Now, both the rivers will have same legal rights as a human being as per the constitution. If someone pollutes river Ganga, the law will see it equal to harming a human being.

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    Explanation :
    A trans-boundary river of Asia Ganga along with river Yauna has recognised as the ‘first living entity of India’ by the Uttarakhand High Court on March 20, 2017. Now, both the rivers will have same legal rights as a human being as per the constitution. If someone pollutes river Ganga, the law will see it equal to harming a human being.

  2. Question 2 of 166
    2. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The newly appointed senior IAS officer __________ took charge as the Chairman of SEBI on March 1, 2017.

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    Explanation :
    Senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Ajay Tyagi on March 1, 2017 took charge as the chairman of markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi). He is the ninth chairman of the Sebi and has taken over from U.K. Sinha, who completed his six-year tenure. The appointment of 58-year-ol

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    Explanation :
    Senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Ajay Tyagi on March 1, 2017 took charge as the chairman of markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi). He is the ninth chairman of the Sebi and has taken over from U.K. Sinha, who completed his six-year tenure. The appointment of 58-year-ol

  3. Question 3 of 166
    3. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which movie won the Audience Award at the Glasgow Film Festival 2017 on March 1, 2017?

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    Explanation :
    Restricted for release by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), Indian movie, Lipstick Under My Burkha was awarded the third annual Audience Award at the Glasgow Film Festival 2017 on March 1, 2017.

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    Explanation :
    Restricted for release by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), Indian movie, Lipstick Under My Burkha was awarded the third annual Audience Award at the Glasgow Film Festival 2017 on March 1, 2017.

  4. Question 4 of 166
    4. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The nationwide Swachhta Pakhwada has been organized by which ministry from March 1, 2017 to March 15, 2017 to raise awareness about Swachh Bharat Abhiyan?

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    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Women & Child Development is observing the Swachhta Pakhwada from March 1, 2017 to March 15, 2017 and raise awareness about Swachh Bharat Abhiyan among women and children. Aim: The Swachhta Pakhwada is observed by various Ministries of Government of India to achieve the goal of universal sanitation, hygiene and ‘open defecation free’ India by 2019. During the course of the progamme, various activities would be conducted throughout the country through the wide network of Anganwadi Centres (AWCs).

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    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Women & Child Development is observing the Swachhta Pakhwada from March 1, 2017 to March 15, 2017 and raise awareness about Swachh Bharat Abhiyan among women and children. Aim: The Swachhta Pakhwada is observed by various Ministries of Government of India to achieve the goal of universal sanitation, hygiene and ‘open defecation free’ India by 2019. During the course of the progamme, various activities would be conducted throughout the country through the wide network of Anganwadi Centres (AWCs).

  5. Question 5 of 166
    5. Question
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    Category: Current Affairs

    With which BRICS nation, India signed its first ever Social Security Agreement(SSA) on March 16, 2017?

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    Explanation :
    India and Brazil have finalised text of the Social Security Agreement(SSA) on March 16, 2017. It will be effective from 2018. This is the first SSA agreement between the BRICS Countries

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    Explanation :
    India and Brazil have finalised text of the Social Security Agreement(SSA) on March 16, 2017. It will be effective from 2018. This is the first SSA agreement between the BRICS Countries

  6. Question 6 of 166
    6. Question
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    Category: Current Affairs

    The largest municipal waste-to-power plant of India has been inaugurated in which city on March 10, 2017?

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    Explanation :
    The North Delhi Municipal Corporation launched India’s largest municipal waste-to-power plant at Narela-Bawana in New Delhi on March 10, 2017. The Narela-Bawana waste-to-energy plant was inaugurated by the Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu at the Civic Centre.

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    Explanation :
    The North Delhi Municipal Corporation launched India’s largest municipal waste-to-power plant at Narela-Bawana in New Delhi on March 10, 2017. The Narela-Bawana waste-to-energy plant was inaugurated by the Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu at the Civic Centre.

  7. Question 7 of 166
    7. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    A minimum of Rs. _______ would be charged by the HDFC Bank, ICICI, and Axis Bank after four free transactions in a month.

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    Explanation:
    India’s leading private banks including HDFC Bank, ICICI, and Axis they will charge a minimum of Rs 150 per transaction for cash deposits and withdrawals at bank branches beyond four free transactions in a month. The new charges aimed at reducing cash transactions at banks at the rate of Rs 5 for every Rs 1,000 transacted or Rs 150, whichever is higher.

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    Explanation:
    India’s leading private banks including HDFC Bank, ICICI, and Axis they will charge a minimum of Rs 150 per transaction for cash deposits and withdrawals at bank branches beyond four free transactions in a month. The new charges aimed at reducing cash transactions at banks at the rate of Rs 5 for every Rs 1,000 transacted or Rs 150, whichever is higher.

  8. Question 8 of 166
    8. Question
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    Category: Current Affairs

    Which state has emerged as the top most state to achieve maximum registration under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime when compared to other states of India?

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    Explanation:
    Kerala has achieved the maximum number of enrollment and registrations under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime when compared to other states of India.The state has recorded nearly 60 percent registration of an estimated 2.5 lakh traders in Kerala migrating to the new platform.

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    Explanation:
    Kerala has achieved the maximum number of enrollment and registrations under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime when compared to other states of India.The state has recorded nearly 60 percent registration of an estimated 2.5 lakh traders in Kerala migrating to the new platform.

  9. Question 9 of 166
    9. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Where was the 2017 G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meet held?

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    Explanation :
    The two day G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meet began in Baden-Baden, Germany on March 17, 2017. Focus: the meeting will focus on strengthening economic resilience in finance, digitalization and promote investment in Africa.

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    Explanation :
    The two day G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meet began in Baden-Baden, Germany on March 17, 2017. Focus: the meeting will focus on strengthening economic resilience in finance, digitalization and promote investment in Africa.

  10. Question 10 of 166
    10. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which medical hospital has been awarded the Raksha Mantri’s Trophy for the best Service Hospital in the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) for the year 2016 on March 2, 2017?

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    Explanation :
    INHS Asvini, Mumbai was conferred with the Raksha Mantri’s Trophy and Citation for the best Service Hospital in the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) for the year 2016 on March 2, 2017 by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar.

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    Explanation :
    INHS Asvini, Mumbai was conferred with the Raksha Mantri’s Trophy and Citation for the best Service Hospital in the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) for the year 2016 on March 2, 2017 by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar.

  11. Question 11 of 166
    11. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who has been appointed as the new secretary general of SAARC with effect from March 1, 2017?

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    Explanation:
    South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has named Amjad Hussain B Sial, as secretary general with immediate effect from March 1, 2017.

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    Explanation:
    South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has named Amjad Hussain B Sial, as secretary general with immediate effect from March 1, 2017.

  12. Question 12 of 166
    12. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Sarah Coyte who announced her retirement from all forms of cricket recently, belongs to which country?

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    Explanation :
    Australian women cricketer Sarah Coyte has announced her retirement from all forms of cricket with immediate effect to combat mental health issues.

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    Explanation :
    Australian women cricketer Sarah Coyte has announced her retirement from all forms of cricket with immediate effect to combat mental health issues.

  13. Question 13 of 166
    13. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    What is the name of the Weapon Locating Radar (WLR) which was handed over by DRDO to Indian Army on March 2, 2017?

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    Explanation :
    The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) handed over three defence products for induction into the Indian Army in a formal ceremony on March 2, 2017 in New Delhi. These included Weapon Locating Radar, NBC Recce Vehicle and a set of NBC Drugs. Weapon Locating Radar (WLR) “SWATHI” has been developed by Electronics & Radar Development Establishment (LRDE) of DRDO.

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    Explanation :
    The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) handed over three defence products for induction into the Indian Army in a formal ceremony on March 2, 2017 in New Delhi. These included Weapon Locating Radar, NBC Recce Vehicle and a set of NBC Drugs. Weapon Locating Radar (WLR) “SWATHI” has been developed by Electronics & Radar Development Establishment (LRDE) of DRDO.

  14. Question 14 of 166
    14. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Where was the 13th Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Summit held?

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    Explanation :
    The 13th Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Summit, an inter-governmental regional group of 10 countries was held in Islamabad, Pakistan on March 1, 2017 under the chairmanship of Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. The theme of the summit was “Connectivity for Regional Prosperity”.

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    Explanation :
    The 13th Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Summit, an inter-governmental regional group of 10 countries was held in Islamabad, Pakistan on March 1, 2017 under the chairmanship of Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. The theme of the summit was “Connectivity for Regional Prosperity”.

  15. Question 15 of 166
    15. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Sudan on March 1, 2017?

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    Explanation :
    North Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir appointed his first vice president Hassan Saleh to the newly created post of prime minister on 1 March 2017.

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    Explanation :
    North Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir appointed his first vice president Hassan Saleh to the newly created post of prime minister on 1 March 2017.

  16. Question 16 of 166
    16. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The GST council has agreed to provide a composition scheme for small businesses. Now the small business with turnover upto Rs._______ lakh will have to pay a tax of ____ percent.

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    Explanation :
    The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley unanimously cleared the crucial Central GST (CGST) and Integrated GST (IGST) draft bills on March 4, 2017 during its 11th meeting at Vigyan Bhavan.

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    Explanation :
    The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley unanimously cleared the crucial Central GST (CGST) and Integrated GST (IGST) draft bills on March 4, 2017 during its 11th meeting at Vigyan Bhavan.

  17. Question 17 of 166
    17. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who is the author of the book titled Numbers Do Lie: 61 Hidden Cricket Stories?

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    Explanation :
    Former Indian cricketer Akash Chopra released book titled Numbers Do Lie, 61 Hidden Cricket Stories which takes a different look at stats. The defensive opening batsman narrated about the cricket records and player performances more lucidly that reflects player’s impact in the game of cricket

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    Explanation :
    Former Indian cricketer Akash Chopra released book titled Numbers Do Lie, 61 Hidden Cricket Stories which takes a different look at stats. The defensive opening batsman narrated about the cricket records and player performances more lucidly that reflects player’s impact in the game of cricket

  18. Question 18 of 166
    18. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Referred to as Father of Modern Transplantation, noted American physician Dr. ___________died on March 3, 2017 at the age of 90?

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    Explanation :
    The father of modern transplantation Dr. Thomas Starzl, and the key figure behind the world’s first baboon¬ to ¬human liver transplants and research on anti-¬rejection drugs, has died. He was 90.

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    Explanation :
    The father of modern transplantation Dr. Thomas Starzl, and the key figure behind the world’s first baboon¬ to ¬human liver transplants and research on anti-¬rejection drugs, has died. He was 90.

  19. Question 19 of 166
    19. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which north eastern state has decided to make Sanskrit as a compulsory language for students up to class 8 in the state?

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    Explanation :
    In a cabinet meeting on February 28, 2017, the Assam government led by the Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal decided to make Sanskrit a compulsory language for students up to class 8 in the state.

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    Explanation :
    In a cabinet meeting on February 28, 2017, the Assam government led by the Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal decided to make Sanskrit a compulsory language for students up to class 8 in the state.

  20. Question 20 of 166
    20. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which state has official status to the tribal language Kurukh on February 21, 2017?

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    Explanation:
    The West Bengal government has given an official status to Kurukh language in the state which has been listed as an endangered language by the UNESCO. The language was given the official status on February 21 on the occasion of the International Mother Language Day.

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    Explanation:
    The West Bengal government has given an official status to Kurukh language in the state which has been listed as an endangered language by the UNESCO. The language was given the official status on February 21 on the occasion of the International Mother Language Day.

  21. Question 21 of 166
    21. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which state has launched the Tirtha Darshan Scheme on March 3, 2017 to enable the senior citizens belonging to BPL to go on pilgrimage at government expenses?

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    Explanation :
    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced Tirtha Darshan Scheme on March 3, 2017 during the ongoing budget session of the Haryana Assembly.Under the scheme, senior citizens of Haryana domicile above the age of 60 years will be able to go on a Pilgrimage within the country at government expense.

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    Explanation :
    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced Tirtha Darshan Scheme on March 3, 2017 during the ongoing budget session of the Haryana Assembly.Under the scheme, senior citizens of Haryana domicile above the age of 60 years will be able to go on a Pilgrimage within the country at government expense.

  22. Question 22 of 166
    22. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    She Leads Tech initiative has been launched by which company to support women founded or co-founded startups access to year-long program that provides tools, mentorship and resources?

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    Explanation :
    Social networking giant Facebook has launched a new initiative named SheLeadsTech to support startups which are founded or co-founded by women population. The aim of the program is to encourage more women founders who wish to have their own startup or business.

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    Explanation :
    Social networking giant Facebook has launched a new initiative named SheLeadsTech to support startups which are founded or co-founded by women population. The aim of the program is to encourage more women founders who wish to have their own startup or business.

  23. Question 23 of 166
    23. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who has been awarded the 30th Moortidevi Award on March 4, 2017 by Bharatiya Jnanpith organization?

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    Explanation:
    Eminent Malayalam author and journalist M P Veerendra Kumar was presented the 30th Moortidevi award by Bharatiya Jnanpith organisation in Kozhikode Kerala.

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    Explanation:
    Eminent Malayalam author and journalist M P Veerendra Kumar was presented the 30th Moortidevi award by Bharatiya Jnanpith organisation in Kozhikode Kerala.

  24. Question 24 of 166
    24. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Indian Navy’s oldest flagship aircraft carrier INS ___________, also known as ‘Grand Old Lady’ was decommissioned on March 6, 2017 after being into service for 30 years.

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    Explanation :
    Indian Navy’s flagship aircraft carrier, INS Viraat was decommissioned on March 6, 2017 at a solemn ceremony in Mumbai after nearly 30 years of service for Indian Navy. The ship which is famously known as the ‘Grand Old Lady’, was with the British Royal Navy since 1959 before the Indian government bought it for Rs 6.5 crore in 1987.

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    Explanation :
    Indian Navy’s flagship aircraft carrier, INS Viraat was decommissioned on March 6, 2017 at a solemn ceremony in Mumbai after nearly 30 years of service for Indian Navy. The ship which is famously known as the ‘Grand Old Lady’, was with the British Royal Navy since 1959 before the Indian government bought it for Rs 6.5 crore in 1987.

  25. Question 25 of 166
    25. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Rene Preval who died on March 3, 2017 at the age of 74 was the former president of which country?

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    Explanation :
    Eminent Haitian Former president and agronomist Rene Preval has passed away at the age of 74. He was described as “a dignified son of Haiti“.

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    Explanation :
    Eminent Haitian Former president and agronomist Rene Preval has passed away at the age of 74. He was described as “a dignified son of Haiti“.

  26. Question 26 of 166
    26. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The Indian Women’s Hockey team defeated which country to clinch their third consecutive win in the five-test Hockey series in Bhopal on March 5, 2017?

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    Explanation :
    India’s women’s hockey team led by Ritu Rani defeated Belarus 3-1 to clinch their third consecutive win in the five-Test Series held in Bhopal. This will be warm-up tournament ahead of their Hockey World League Round 2 tournament in Canada scheduled this April.

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    Explanation :
    India’s women’s hockey team led by Ritu Rani defeated Belarus 3-1 to clinch their third consecutive win in the five-Test Series held in Bhopal. This will be warm-up tournament ahead of their Hockey World League Round 2 tournament in Canada scheduled this April.

  27. Question 27 of 166
    27. Question
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    Category: Current Affairs

    The week long Bhagoria Festival is celebrated by tribal community of which Indian state?

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    Explanation :
    Bhagoria Festival, also known as Bhagoria Haat Festival, celebrated by the tribal people of the Indian state Madhya Pradesh began on March 6, 2017 in Jhabua district.

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    Explanation :
    Bhagoria Festival, also known as Bhagoria Haat Festival, celebrated by the tribal people of the Indian state Madhya Pradesh began on March 6, 2017 in Jhabua district.

  28. Question 28 of 166
    28. Question
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    Category: Current Affairs

    The joint military training exercise AL NAGAH-II is being conducted between Indian Army and the Army troops of which country?

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    A 14 days long joint military training exercise AL NAGAH-II, of the Indian Army and the Royal Army of Oman kicked off on March 6, 2017 at Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh.

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    Explanation :
    A 14 days long joint military training exercise AL NAGAH-II, of the Indian Army and the Royal Army of Oman kicked off on March 6, 2017 at Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh.

  29. Question 29 of 166
    29. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The 2000th branch of Vijaya Bank has been opened in which city on March 4, 2017?

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    Explanation:
    Bengaluru based Vijaya Bank has recently opened it’s 2000th Branch in Tirupati by Sri Chadalawada Krishna Murthy, Chairman, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams. This branch is the region’s 65th branch and the second in Tirupati city.

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    Explanation:
    Bengaluru based Vijaya Bank has recently opened it’s 2000th Branch in Tirupati by Sri Chadalawada Krishna Murthy, Chairman, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams. This branch is the region’s 65th branch and the second in Tirupati city.

  30. Question 30 of 166
    30. Question
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    Category: Current Affairs

    India’s first AI based chatbot EVA has been launched by which bank on March 5, 2017?

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    Explanation :
    Mumbai headquartered HDFC Bank has launched India’s first AI(artificial intelligence) based banking chatbot Electronic Virtual Assistant (EVA) for customer services. EVA can answer millions of customer queries across multiple channels instantly, HDFC Bank said in a statement

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    Explanation :
    Mumbai headquartered HDFC Bank has launched India’s first AI(artificial intelligence) based banking chatbot Electronic Virtual Assistant (EVA) for customer services. EVA can answer millions of customer queries across multiple channels instantly, HDFC Bank said in a statement

  31. Question 31 of 166
    31. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    India’s first biometric-based payment system “Aadhaar Pay” has been launched by which bank on March 7, 2017

    Correct

    Explanation :
    IDFC Bank has launched India’s first biometric-based payment system “Aadhaar Pay” on March 7, 2017 in New Delhi. The Aadhaar Pay app has been developed by IDFC Bank under the guidance of the Ministry of IT, NITI Aayog, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), and National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).

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    Explanation :
    IDFC Bank has launched India’s first biometric-based payment system “Aadhaar Pay” on March 7, 2017 in New Delhi. The Aadhaar Pay app has been developed by IDFC Bank under the guidance of the Ministry of IT, NITI Aayog, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), and National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).

  32. Question 32 of 166
    32. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The National Conference on Jal Kranti Abhiyan was held in which city on March 7, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    A day long National conference on Jal Kranti Abhiyan was inaugurated by Sushri Uma Bharti, Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation in New Delhi on March 7, 2017.

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    Explanation:
    A day long National conference on Jal Kranti Abhiyan was inaugurated by Sushri Uma Bharti, Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation in New Delhi on March 7, 2017.

  33. Question 33 of 166
    33. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The Trade Mark Rules 2017 which came into effect on March 6, 2017 has replaced which rule to simply the processing of Trade Mark applications?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The government notified the Trade Mark Rules, 2017 that came into force from March 6, 2017. The Rules 2017 will replace the former Trade Mark Rules 2002 and will streamline and simplify the processing of Trade Mark applications.

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    Explanation :
    The government notified the Trade Mark Rules, 2017 that came into force from March 6, 2017. The Rules 2017 will replace the former Trade Mark Rules 2002 and will streamline and simplify the processing of Trade Mark applications.

  34. Question 34 of 166
    34. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    India’s first smart tribal village has been inaugurated in which state on March 6, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Jammu and Kashmir’s first smart tribal village Habbi has inaugurated by Ch ZulfkarAli, J & K Minister for food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Ch ZulfkarAli on March 6 2017 in J & K. Habbi village is located in Kotranka in Rajouri District of Jammu and Kashmir.

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    Explanation:
    Jammu and Kashmir’s first smart tribal village Habbi has inaugurated by Ch ZulfkarAli, J & K Minister for food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Ch ZulfkarAli on March 6 2017 in J & K. Habbi village is located in Kotranka in Rajouri District of Jammu and Kashmir.

  35. Question 35 of 166
    35. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    As per the latest estimation of global rating agency Fitch, India’s GDP is projected to grow at ___________ percent for the fiscal 2016-17.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The US based global rating agency Fitch on March 7, 2017 estimated India’s GDP to grow by 7.1 percent in the fiscal 2016-17. However, the rating agency also projected the growth to see upward trend at 7.7 percent in both 2017-18 and 2018-19

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    Explanation :
    The US based global rating agency Fitch on March 7, 2017 estimated India’s GDP to grow by 7.1 percent in the fiscal 2016-17. However, the rating agency also projected the growth to see upward trend at 7.7 percent in both 2017-18 and 2018-19

  36. Question 36 of 166
    36. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which Indian airport has won the first position in the Airports Council International-ASQ survey in the 5-15 million passengers per annum (MPPA) category for the year 2016?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    GMR led Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) has secured first position in the world in the prestigious Airports Council International (ACI)-Airport Service Quality (ASQ) survey in the 5-15 million passengers per annum (MPPA) category for the year 2016.

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    Explanation :
    GMR led Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) has secured first position in the world in the prestigious Airports Council International (ACI)-Airport Service Quality (ASQ) survey in the 5-15 million passengers per annum (MPPA) category for the year 2016.

  37. Question 37 of 166
    37. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Rabi Ray who died on March 6, 2017 was a Lok Sabha member from which state?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Eminent socialist politician and former Union Minister and former Speaker of Lok Sabha Rabi Ray passed away after a prolonged illness in Cuttack. He was 91.

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    Explanation:
    Eminent socialist politician and former Union Minister and former Speaker of Lok Sabha Rabi Ray passed away after a prolonged illness in Cuttack. He was 91.

  38. Question 38 of 166
    38. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Online web platform Pratibimba has been launched by which state government on March 7, 2017 to report the performance and achievements of the government to the citizen?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah launched a comprehensive web-based platform Pratibimba to showcasing the government’s performance and achievements to the citizens on March 7, 2017.

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    Explanation :
    Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah launched a comprehensive web-based platform Pratibimba to showcasing the government’s performance and achievements to the citizens on March 7, 2017.

  39. Question 39 of 166
    39. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The Mobile World Congress will be hosted for the first time by India on September 27, 2017 in which Indian city?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    India to host its first mobile congress with a special focus on reaching out to the South East Asian markets at Pragati Maidan on 27th September 2017. This was announced by Rajan S Mathews, COAI Director General.

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    Explanation:
    India to host its first mobile congress with a special focus on reaching out to the South East Asian markets at Pragati Maidan on 27th September 2017. This was announced by Rajan S Mathews, COAI Director General.

  40. Question 40 of 166
    40. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who has been elected as the 76th mayor of Mumbai on March 8, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Senior Shiv Sena leader Vishwanath Mahadeshwar has been elected as 76th mayor of Mumbai and Hemangi Waralikar as deputy mayor. He replaced Snehal Ambekar.

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    Explanation:
    Senior Shiv Sena leader Vishwanath Mahadeshwar has been elected as 76th mayor of Mumbai and Hemangi Waralikar as deputy mayor. He replaced Snehal Ambekar.

  41. Question 41 of 166
    41. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The 4 lane ‘Extradosed’ Cable-Stayed Bridge has been inaugurated in which city of Gujarat by PM Modi on March 7, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on a two day visit to his native state Gujarat from March 7-8, 2017. During his visit to Gujarat, PM Modi dedicated a 4-lane 1.4-kilometre ‘Extradosed’ Cable-Stayed Bridge over the river Narmada in Bharuch. It is considered as the longest bridge of India.

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    Explanation :
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on a two day visit to his native state Gujarat from March 7-8, 2017. During his visit to Gujarat, PM Modi dedicated a 4-lane 1.4-kilometre ‘Extradosed’ Cable-Stayed Bridge over the river Narmada in Bharuch. It is considered as the longest bridge of India.

  42. Question 42 of 166
    42. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    What was the theme adopted by United Nation for the 2017 International Women’s Day?

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    Explanation :
    International Women’s Day is celebrated by the Governments, NGOs and other Organizations worldwide on March 8 every year since 1900 to highlight the achievements of women in all fields ranging from political to social while calling for greater equality

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    Explanation :
    International Women’s Day is celebrated by the Governments, NGOs and other Organizations worldwide on March 8 every year since 1900 to highlight the achievements of women in all fields ranging from political to social while calling for greater equality

  43. Question 43 of 166
    43. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The 2017 21-nation Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Summit was held in which country?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Vice President Hamid Ansari was on a two-day visit to Indonesia to attend the 21-nation Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia from March 6-7, 2017. Theme: ‘Strengthening Maritime Cooperation for a Peaceful, Stable and Prosperous Indian Ocean’

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    Explanation :
    Vice President Hamid Ansari was on a two-day visit to Indonesia to attend the 21-nation Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia from March 6-7, 2017. Theme: ‘Strengthening Maritime Cooperation for a Peaceful, Stable and Prosperous Indian Ocean’

  44. Question 44 of 166
    44. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    According to the Quality of Living Survey 2017 by Mercer, which Indian city has been ranked as the best city in terms of living standards?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    In India, Hyderabad emerged as the best city in terms of living standards among Indian cities for the third year in a row. Hyderabad fell by five places to 144 in this year’s rankings from 139th rank last year due to decreased power supply and water availability.

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    Explanation:
    In India, Hyderabad emerged as the best city in terms of living standards among Indian cities for the third year in a row. Hyderabad fell by five places to 144 in this year’s rankings from 139th rank last year due to decreased power supply and water availability.

  45. Question 45 of 166
    45. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The ESAF Microfinance Company issued A1 rated Commercial Papers (CP) worth Rs.________crore to meet the short term funding needs of the organization.

    Correct

    Explanation:
    ESAF Microfinance Company has issued Commercial Papers (CP) worth Rs.330 crore. Private Sector Banks and NBFCs can subscribe for the CP.. The papers are rated A1 by CARE ratings. The proceeds from CP will be used for short term funding needs of the organization.

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    Explanation:
    ESAF Microfinance Company has issued Commercial Papers (CP) worth Rs.330 crore. Private Sector Banks and NBFCs can subscribe for the CP.. The papers are rated A1 by CARE ratings. The proceeds from CP will be used for short term funding needs of the organization.

  46. Question 46 of 166
    46. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which brand has won the sponsorship rights for Team India for a period of 5 years through a tender process on March 8, 2017

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO Mobiles has bagged the Indian team sponsorship rights for a five-year period starts on 1st April 2017 and continues until 31st March 2022

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO Mobiles has bagged the Indian team sponsorship rights for a five-year period starts on 1st April 2017 and continues until 31st March 2022

  47. Question 47 of 166
    47. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The recently announced penalty by SBI for non-maintenance of Minimum Average Balance (MAB) in saving accounts will be effective from which date?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    SBI recently announced that penalty for non-maintenance of Minimum Average Balance (MAB) from April 1, 2017. Government asked SBI to reconsider charges. Arundhati Bhattacharya, SBI chief clarify that the condition of maintaining minimum balance will not be applicable to the Jan Dhan accounts.

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    Explanation :
    SBI recently announced that penalty for non-maintenance of Minimum Average Balance (MAB) from April 1, 2017. Government asked SBI to reconsider charges. Arundhati Bhattacharya, SBI chief clarify that the condition of maintaining minimum balance will not be applicable to the Jan Dhan accounts.

  48. Question 48 of 166
    48. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who has been conferred with the 2016 Saraswati Samman?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Noted Konkani author Mahabaleshwar Sail has been honored with the 2016 Saraswati Samman for his novel ‘Hawthan’. The 74-year-old Sail’s novel Hawthan was published in 2009 and was shortlisted from 22 books written in various languages.

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    Explanation :
    Noted Konkani author Mahabaleshwar Sail has been honored with the 2016 Saraswati Samman for his novel ‘Hawthan’. The 74-year-old Sail’s novel Hawthan was published in 2009 and was shortlisted from 22 books written in various languages.

  49. Question 49 of 166
    49. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    ICEGOV 2018 scheduled to be held in which country ?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    The ICEGOV 2018 will be held in Galway, Ireland.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    The ICEGOV 2018 will be held in Galway, Ireland.

  50. Question 50 of 166
    50. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    India’s lost lunar spacecraft _________ was found orbiting the moon by NASA scientists through interplanetary radar technique.

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Chandrayaan-1, India’s first unmanned lunar spacecraft, which was generally considered lost, has been discovered by the NASA scientists still orbiting the Moon. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched its first lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 on October 22, 2008 and lost communication with the spacecraft on August 29, 2009.

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    Explanation:
    Chandrayaan-1, India’s first unmanned lunar spacecraft, which was generally considered lost, has been discovered by the NASA scientists still orbiting the Moon. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched its first lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 on October 22, 2008 and lost communication with the spacecraft on August 29, 2009.

  51. Question 51 of 166
    51. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who has been roped in as the ambassador of Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Former Indian cricketer and captain Sachin Tendulkar has roped as an ambassador of Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017 which will begin from 24th June, 2017 in England and Wales said by International Cricket Council (ICC).

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    Explanation :
    Former Indian cricketer and captain Sachin Tendulkar has roped as an ambassador of Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017 which will begin from 24th June, 2017 in England and Wales said by International Cricket Council (ICC).

  52. Question 52 of 166
    52. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The RBI has amended the provision for cash loan against gold by NBFC from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. ________

    Correct

    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India has amended the provision for disbursement of loan by NBFC against the gold on March 9, 2017 in line with the provisions of the Income Tax Act. As per the new provision, the Non-banking Financial Company (NBFC) cannot lend more than Rs 25,000 in cash against gold as against the earlier Rs 1 lakh.

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    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India has amended the provision for disbursement of loan by NBFC against the gold on March 9, 2017 in line with the provisions of the Income Tax Act. As per the new provision, the Non-banking Financial Company (NBFC) cannot lend more than Rs 25,000 in cash against gold as against the earlier Rs 1 lakh.

  53. Question 53 of 166
    53. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who has been sworn in as the President of European Council on March 9, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Former Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk was re-elected as the president of the European Council for the second time. He won the 27 votes out of 28 EU’s governments.

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    Explanation :
    Former Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk was re-elected as the president of the European Council for the second time. He won the 27 votes out of 28 EU’s governments.

  54. Question 54 of 166
    54. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 seeks to increase the maternity leave to _______ weeks from the earlier 12 weeks.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was passed by the Lok Sabha by voice vote on March 10, 2017 that will benefit about 1.8 million women working in organized sector. The bill seeks to increase the maternity leaves to 26 weeks by amending the Maternity Benefits Act, 1961 that provides for 12 weeks of maternity leave.

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    Explanation :
    The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was passed by the Lok Sabha by voice vote on March 10, 2017 that will benefit about 1.8 million women working in organized sector. The bill seeks to increase the maternity leaves to 26 weeks by amending the Maternity Benefits Act, 1961 that provides for 12 weeks of maternity leave.

  55. Question 55 of 166
    55. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) won the 2017 Assembly election with majority win in which states?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The Assembly Elections in the five states- Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur were considered the first big test for the BJP after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation drive, which wiped out 86 per cent of currency from the nation’s economy.

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    Explanation :
    The Assembly Elections in the five states- Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur were considered the first big test for the BJP after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation drive, which wiped out 86 per cent of currency from the nation’s economy.

  56. Question 56 of 166
    56. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    India’s largest floating Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Plant has been installed in which state on March 10, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    State-run National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has installed India’s largest floating Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Plant at Rajiv Gandhi Combined Cycle Power Plant (RGCCPP) at Kayamkulam in Kerala on March 10, 2017. The 100 kWp floating solar generation plant has been indigenously developed as a part of ‘Make in India’ initiative

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    Explanation :
    State-run National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has installed India’s largest floating Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Plant at Rajiv Gandhi Combined Cycle Power Plant (RGCCPP) at Kayamkulam in Kerala on March 10, 2017. The 100 kWp floating solar generation plant has been indigenously developed as a part of ‘Make in India’ initiative

  57. Question 57 of 166
    57. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who has been appointed as the new deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India to take charge on or after April 3, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    B P Kanungo was appointed as deputy governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for three years. He will take charge on or after April 3, 2017. He will replace R Gandhi.

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    Explanation :
    B P Kanungo was appointed as deputy governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for three years. He will take charge on or after April 3, 2017. He will replace R Gandhi.

  58. Question 58 of 166
    58. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The world’s largest coral reef system ‘Great Barrier Reef’ is located in which country?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Queensland in northeastern Australia, is the largest living thing on Earth, and even visible from outer space. The 2,300km-long ecosystem comprises thousands of reefs and hundreds of islands made of over 600 types of hard and soft coral.

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    Explanation :
    The Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Queensland in northeastern Australia, is the largest living thing on Earth, and even visible from outer space. The 2,300km-long ecosystem comprises thousands of reefs and hundreds of islands made of over 600 types of hard and soft coral.

  59. Question 59 of 166
    59. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who has been crowned Miss International Queen 2016 on March 10, 2017 in the beauty pageant event in Thailand?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Thailand’s Model, Jiratchaya Sirimongkolnawin was crowned Miss International Queen 2016 on March 10, 2017 in the 12th edition of the beauty pageant event in Pattaya City, Thailand.

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    Explanation :
    Thailand’s Model, Jiratchaya Sirimongkolnawin was crowned Miss International Queen 2016 on March 10, 2017 in the 12th edition of the beauty pageant event in Pattaya City, Thailand.

  60. Question 60 of 166
    60. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Central Water Commission (CWC) on March 9, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Narendra Kumar has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Central Water Commission (CWC), with effect from March 9, 2017 upon the superannuation of former Chairman GS Jha.

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    Explanation :
    Narendra Kumar has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Central Water Commission (CWC), with effect from March 9, 2017 upon the superannuation of former Chairman GS Jha.

  61. Question 61 of 166
    61. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    What is the name of the wholly owned subsidiary incorporated by the State Bank of India on March 11, 2017 to manage its premises and estate related matters?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The State Bank of India on March 11, 2017 has legally incorporated SBI Infra Management Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (SBIIMS Pvt. Ltd.) as a wholly owned subsidiary of SBI. SBIIMS Pvt. Ltd.

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    Explanation :
    The State Bank of India on March 11, 2017 has legally incorporated SBI Infra Management Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (SBIIMS Pvt. Ltd.) as a wholly owned subsidiary of SBI. SBIIMS Pvt. Ltd.

  62. Question 62 of 166
    62. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who is the winner of the 2017 Hero Indian Golf Open Tournament?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    SSP Chawrasia became the only Indian Golfer to retain his Hero Indian Open title for the second year in a row with a remarkable seven-stroke win in New Delhi on March 12, 2017.

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    Explanation :
    SSP Chawrasia became the only Indian Golfer to retain his Hero Indian Open title for the second year in a row with a remarkable seven-stroke win in New Delhi on March 12, 2017.

  63. Question 63 of 166
    63. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which country is set to conduct its first national census in 19 years beginning from March 15, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The Pakistan government is set to conduct its first national census in 19 years from March 15, 2017 for proper allocation of funds and resources. The census will be done in two phase.

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    Explanation :
    The Pakistan government is set to conduct its first national census in 19 years from March 15, 2017 for proper allocation of funds and resources. The census will be done in two phase.

  64. Question 64 of 166
    64. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who has been roped in by the Chinese Smartphone company OnePlus as its brand ambassador for Indian operation on March 6, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Chinese smartphone company OnePlus has roped in Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan as its new brand ambassador for India on March 6, 2017. Mr Bachchan is the first major face that OnePlus India is associating with for its latest flagship smartphone, OnePlus 3T.

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    Explanation :
    Chinese smartphone company OnePlus has roped in Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan as its new brand ambassador for India on March 6, 2017. Mr Bachchan is the first major face that OnePlus India is associating with for its latest flagship smartphone, OnePlus 3T.

  65. Question 65 of 166
    65. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which city has ranked as the world’s top most city offering the highest quality of life as per the Mercer’s Quality of Living Survey 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    According to the Mercer’s 19th annual Quality of Living survey released on March 14, 2017, Vienna, the capital of Austria has topped the list of cities offering the highest quality of life for the eighth year in a row.

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    Explanation:
    According to the Mercer’s 19th annual Quality of Living survey released on March 14, 2017, Vienna, the capital of Austria has topped the list of cities offering the highest quality of life for the eighth year in a row.

  66. Question 66 of 166
    66. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which country has been ranked first in the 2017 World Happiness Report?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    According to the 2017 World Happiness Report, released on March 20, 2017 by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Norway has been ranked as the most happiest country of the world among 155 nations.

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    Explanation :
    According to the 2017 World Happiness Report, released on March 20, 2017 by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Norway has been ranked as the most happiest country of the world among 155 nations.

  67. Question 67 of 166
    67. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who has been named to take oath as the new Chief Minister of Manipur on March 15, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The BJP’s Nongthombam Biren Singh will take oath as Manipur’s next chief minister on March 15, 2017 along with his council of ministers in the presence of BJP president Amit Shah and Union Minister Jitendra Singh.

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    Explanation :
    The BJP’s Nongthombam Biren Singh will take oath as Manipur’s next chief minister on March 15, 2017 along with his council of ministers in the presence of BJP president Amit Shah and Union Minister Jitendra Singh.

  68. Question 68 of 166
    68. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Name the committee constituted by the center for strengthening border protection on Indo-Pakistan Border.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The Ministry of Home Affairs had constituted a Committee under the Chairmanship of Shri Madhukar Gupta, Retd Home Secretary in April, 2016, for strengthening border protection and addressing the issue of gaps and vulnerability in border fencing along Indo-Pakistan Border.

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    Explanation :
    The Ministry of Home Affairs had constituted a Committee under the Chairmanship of Shri Madhukar Gupta, Retd Home Secretary in April, 2016, for strengthening border protection and addressing the issue of gaps and vulnerability in border fencing along Indo-Pakistan Border.

  69. Question 69 of 166
    69. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which state has launched KCR Kit scheme for the welfare of pregnant women and new born babies in the state?

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    Explanation :
    The state government of Telangana has proposed a new scheme named as KCR Kit focusing on women welfare and new born. The chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has come out with a Rs. 605 Crore innovative scheme “KCR Kit” for the pregnant women and new born.

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    Explanation :
    The state government of Telangana has proposed a new scheme named as KCR Kit focusing on women welfare and new born. The chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has come out with a Rs. 605 Crore innovative scheme “KCR Kit” for the pregnant women and new born.

  70. Question 70 of 166
    70. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    A new Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES) was launched by the government on March 15, 2017 for developing export linked infrastructure. What is the total cost allocated for the scheme?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched a new scheme named Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES) on March 15, 2017 for developing export linked infrastructure and boost the competitiveness of India’s shipments.

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    Explanation :
    The Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched a new scheme named Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES) on March 15, 2017 for developing export linked infrastructure and boost the competitiveness of India’s shipments.

  71. Question 71 of 166
    71. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which bank has entered an agreement with Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Ltd (IL&FS) on March 14, 2017 to buy 100% stake in its securities firm IL&FS Securities Services Ltd?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Mumbai based IndusInd Bank announced to acquire 100 per cent stake in brokerage firm IL&FS Securities Services to regulatory approvals on March 14, 2017. The amount of acquisition is not disclosed and the deal is expected to be made effective in 3 months after final approvals from regulatory.

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    Explanation:
    Mumbai based IndusInd Bank announced to acquire 100 per cent stake in brokerage firm IL&FS Securities Services to regulatory approvals on March 14, 2017. The amount of acquisition is not disclosed and the deal is expected to be made effective in 3 months after final approvals from regulatory.

  72. Question 72 of 166
    72. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The Nand Niketan township which became India’s first private sector township to go fully cashless is located in which state?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Essar Steel’s Nand Niketan township at Hazira, Gujarat has become the first private township to go cashless with the help of Mumbai-based financial technology company, The Mobile Wallet (TMW). TMW will provide smartphone based application for mastercard-enabled mobile wallets and the wallet is powered by RBL Bank Ltd

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    Explanation :
    Essar Steel’s Nand Niketan township at Hazira, Gujarat has become the first private township to go cashless with the help of Mumbai-based financial technology company, The Mobile Wallet (TMW). TMW will provide smartphone based application for mastercard-enabled mobile wallets and the wallet is powered by RBL Bank Ltd

  73. Question 73 of 166
    73. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    India and other South East Asian Region signed a WHO’s Call for Action on March 16, 2017 to end tuberculosis (TB) by which year?

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    Explanation :
    India along with other South East Asian Region countries signed a ‘Call for Action’ on March 16, 2017 to end tuberculosis (TB) and pledged to take efforts to end the disease by 2030.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    India along with other South East Asian Region countries signed a ‘Call for Action’ on March 16, 2017 to end tuberculosis (TB) and pledged to take efforts to end the disease by 2030.

  74. Question 74 of 166
    74. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    According to the THE’s Asia University Rankings 2017 released on March 16, 2017, which Indian University has emerged as the top ranked among other Indian Universities?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    The Times Higher Education (THE) released its Asia University Rankings 2017 on March 16, 2017.The top rank in the Asia University Rankings was attained by the National University of Singapore (NUS) for the second consecutive year. According to the 2017 ranking, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru has been ranked best Indian University and has been placed at 27th position among the universities in Asia.

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    Explanation:
    The Times Higher Education (THE) released its Asia University Rankings 2017 on March 16, 2017.The top rank in the Asia University Rankings was attained by the National University of Singapore (NUS) for the second consecutive year. According to the 2017 ranking, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru has been ranked best Indian University and has been placed at 27th position among the universities in Asia.

  75. Question 75 of 166
    75. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which bank has launched India’s first digital Loan against Securities services on March 15, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    HDFC Bank in collaboration with National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) has launched an instant Digital Loan against Securities (LAS) product on March 15, 2017. LAS will reduced the time to disburse the overdraft facility in just 3 minutes rather than several days previously.

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    Explanation :
    HDFC Bank in collaboration with National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) has launched an instant Digital Loan against Securities (LAS) product on March 15, 2017. LAS will reduced the time to disburse the overdraft facility in just 3 minutes rather than several days previously.

  76. Question 76 of 166
    76. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which Bank has signed an MoU with the real estate developers’ body CREDAI on March 15, 2017 for the development of the realty sector?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    India’s public sector banking and financial services company State Bank of India(SBI) and real estate developers’ body CREDAI have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which is valid for a period of 3 years to jointly conduct various initiatives towards development of the realty sector and promote housing for all.

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    Explanation :
    India’s public sector banking and financial services company State Bank of India(SBI) and real estate developers’ body CREDAI have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which is valid for a period of 3 years to jointly conduct various initiatives towards development of the realty sector and promote housing for all.

  77. Question 77 of 166
    77. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which Airport has won the 2017 Skytrax World Airport Awards on March 14, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Singapore based Changi Airport was named as the World’s Best Airport for the fifth consecutive year at the 2017 Skytrax World Airport Awards on March 14, 2017 held at the Passenger Terminal EXPO in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The award was received by Mr Lee Seow Hiang, CEO of Changi Airport Group from Mr Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax.

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    Explanation :
    Singapore based Changi Airport was named as the World’s Best Airport for the fifth consecutive year at the 2017 Skytrax World Airport Awards on March 14, 2017 held at the Passenger Terminal EXPO in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The award was received by Mr Lee Seow Hiang, CEO of Changi Airport Group from Mr Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax.

  78. Question 78 of 166
    78. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who has been sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Punjab on March 16, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Captain Amarinder Singh took oath as the 26th chief minister of Punjab on March 16, 2017 at the Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh thus paving way for the return of the Congress to power in the state after a gap of ten years.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Captain Amarinder Singh took oath as the 26th chief minister of Punjab on March 16, 2017 at the Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh thus paving way for the return of the Congress to power in the state after a gap of ten years.

  79. Question 79 of 166
    79. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket successfully launched a communications satellite _____________ on March 16, 2017.

    Correct

    Explanation:
    SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket conducted its third flight of the year on March 16, 2017 to launch a commercial communications satellite in the geosynchronous transfer orbit.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket conducted its third flight of the year on March 16, 2017 to launch a commercial communications satellite in the geosynchronous transfer orbit.

  80. Question 80 of 166
    80. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who has been honored with the first prize for Regeneron Science Talent Search Award by United States on March 16, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    An Indian-American teen Indrani Das(17) won the US’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition Regeneron Science Talent Search Awards Gala on March 16, 2017.

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    Explanation :
    An Indian-American teen Indrani Das(17) won the US’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition Regeneron Science Talent Search Awards Gala on March 16, 2017.

  81. Question 81 of 166
    81. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) has been launched by which state on March 15, 2017 to link all its police posts to a single system?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh inaugurated a Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) in Shimla on March 15, 2017 to connect all the police posts in the state with each other. Thus Himachal Pradesh has become the first state in India to link its police posts in various districts with CCTNS.

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    Explanation :
    Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh inaugurated a Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) in Shimla on March 15, 2017 to connect all the police posts in the state with each other. Thus Himachal Pradesh has become the first state in India to link its police posts in various districts with CCTNS.

  82. Question 82 of 166
    82. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    According to the Women in Politics 2017 Map’ released on March 16, 2017, what is the rank of India among 193 UN member nations in terms of representation of women in government and parliament?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women launched the ‘Women in Politics 2017 Map’ on March 16, 2017 in New York.The Women in Politics 2017 Map is the visual representation of women’s political empowerment in executive government and parliament as on January 1, 2017.

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    Explanation :
    The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women launched the ‘Women in Politics 2017 Map’ on March 16, 2017 in New York.The Women in Politics 2017 Map is the visual representation of women’s political empowerment in executive government and parliament as on January 1, 2017.

  83. Question 83 of 166
    83. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Asia’s first Airbus India Training Centre will be set up in which city?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    France based Aircraft maker Airbus will set up Asia’s first training facility for pilots and maintenance engineers in New Delhi. Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju performed the ground-breaking ceremony for the training centre on March 17, 2017.

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    Explanation :
    France based Aircraft maker Airbus will set up Asia’s first training facility for pilots and maintenance engineers in New Delhi. Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju performed the ground-breaking ceremony for the training centre on March 17, 2017.

  84. Question 84 of 166
    84. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    My Story is an autobiography of which cricket player?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Former Australia captain Michael Clarke has launched his autobiography named ‘My Story’ in Kolkata in the presence of former Indian cricketer Saurav Ganguly.

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    Explanation :
    Former Australia captain Michael Clarke has launched his autobiography named ‘My Story’ in Kolkata in the presence of former Indian cricketer Saurav Ganguly.

  85. Question 85 of 166
    85. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Kerala’s first private sector bank, ESAF Small Finance Bank was inaugurated in which city on March 17, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Kerala’s first private sector bank ESAF Small Finance Bank was launched by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in Thrissur, Kerala on March 17, 2017. This bank is promoted by ESAF Microfinance and Investments (P) Ltd and it is targeted to open 85 branches in unbanked rural centres in first year.

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    Explanation:
    Kerala’s first private sector bank ESAF Small Finance Bank was launched by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in Thrissur, Kerala on March 17, 2017. This bank is promoted by ESAF Microfinance and Investments (P) Ltd and it is targeted to open 85 branches in unbanked rural centres in first year.

  86. Question 86 of 166
    86. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The Whanganui River, which recently got the legal status and rights of a human being, is a major ancestral river of which country?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    New Zealand’s Whanganui River on March 15, 2017 became the first river in the World to get the legal rights as possessed by a human being. The third largest river of the country has gained its own identity with all the corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of a legal person after a 170-year battle.

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    Explanation :
    New Zealand’s Whanganui River on March 15, 2017 became the first river in the World to get the legal rights as possessed by a human being. The third largest river of the country has gained its own identity with all the corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of a legal person after a 170-year battle.

  87. Question 87 of 166
    87. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Radar-5, a new spy satellite has been launched by which space agency on March 17, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Japan space agency JAXA launched a new spy satellite Radar 5 from a launch site in the country’s southwest on March 17, 2017. The information-gathering satellite Radar 5 is lifted off with H-2A rocket.

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    Explanation:
    Japan space agency JAXA launched a new spy satellite Radar 5 from a launch site in the country’s southwest on March 17, 2017. The information-gathering satellite Radar 5 is lifted off with H-2A rocket.

  88. Question 88 of 166
    88. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The two day 2017 Global Millennium Summit was organized in which country?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    The Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel was invited as the Chief Guest at the two-day Global Millennium Summit in Dubai on March 18, 2017. The Summit has been organized by the Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), University of Delhi in association with the Office of International Programmes, SRCC and IIM-Ahmedabad.

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    Explanation:
    The Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel was invited as the Chief Guest at the two-day Global Millennium Summit in Dubai on March 18, 2017. The Summit has been organized by the Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), University of Delhi in association with the Office of International Programmes, SRCC and IIM-Ahmedabad.

  89. Question 89 of 166
    89. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The RBI has got the approval of the government to conduct field trial of the Rs. 10 denomination plastic notes. Which country was the first to introduce the plastic note to safeguard against counterfeiting?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India has got the approval from the Central Government to conduct the field trial of plastic banknotes of Rs. 10 denomination prior to introducing it as legal tender.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India has got the approval from the Central Government to conduct the field trial of plastic banknotes of Rs. 10 denomination prior to introducing it as legal tender.

  90. Question 90 of 166
    90. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who has been sworn in as the New Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on March 18, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Former Uttarakhand BJP chief Trivendra Singh Rawat was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of the state on March 18, 2017 at the Parade Grounds in state capital Dehradun.Uttarakhand Governor K K Paul administered the oath of office and secrecy to 56-year-old Rawat and nine ministers at a ceremony.

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    Explanation:
    Former Uttarakhand BJP chief Trivendra Singh Rawat was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of the state on March 18, 2017 at the Parade Grounds in state capital Dehradun.Uttarakhand Governor K K Paul administered the oath of office and secrecy to 56-year-old Rawat and nine ministers at a ceremony.

  91. Question 91 of 166
    91. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    India and Russia has inked two pacts on March 17, 2017 for long-term maintenance support for Sukhoi-30MKI jets at an estimated cost of $ _______ million.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    India and Russia have inked two pacts for long-term maintenance support for Sukhoi-30MKI jets on March 17, 2017 during the India-Russia Military Industrial Conference in New Delhi. The agreement was signed by UAC President Yuri Slyusar, UEC Director General Alexander Artyukhov and HAL Chairman Suvarna Raju in presence of Finance-Cum-Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov.

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    Explanation :
    India and Russia have inked two pacts for long-term maintenance support for Sukhoi-30MKI jets on March 17, 2017 during the India-Russia Military Industrial Conference in New Delhi. The agreement was signed by UAC President Yuri Slyusar, UEC Director General Alexander Artyukhov and HAL Chairman Suvarna Raju in presence of Finance-Cum-Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov.

  92. Question 92 of 166
    92. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The first Made-in-India train named __________ was flagged off from the Dadar station to Borivali at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus on March 18, 2017.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    India’s first home made train for Western Railway Fleet, Medha was flagged off for its maiden run by the Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, via videoconferencing from Dadar to Borivali at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus on March 18, 2017. The 12-coach, made-in-India train, halted at Bandra and Andheri stations during the transit.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    India’s first home made train for Western Railway Fleet, Medha was flagged off for its maiden run by the Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, via videoconferencing from Dadar to Borivali at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus on March 18, 2017. The 12-coach, made-in-India train, halted at Bandra and Andheri stations during the transit.

  93. Question 93 of 166
    93. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    In which state was the three days International Buddhist Conference 2017 held?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The three days International Buddhist Conference was held at the Rajgir International Convention Center (RICC) of Nav Nalanda Mahavira Deemed University, Rajgir, Bihar from March 17-19, 2017. The conference was inaugurated by His Holiness, The Dalai Lama jointly with the Minister of Culture and Tourism, Dr. Mahesh Sharma by lighting a ceremonial lamp.

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    Explanation :
    The three days International Buddhist Conference was held at the Rajgir International Convention Center (RICC) of Nav Nalanda Mahavira Deemed University, Rajgir, Bihar from March 17-19, 2017. The conference was inaugurated by His Holiness, The Dalai Lama jointly with the Minister of Culture and Tourism, Dr. Mahesh Sharma by lighting a ceremonial lamp.

  94. Question 94 of 166
    94. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    State owned PSU, NTPC commissioned the second unit of 660 MW of Mouda Super Thermal Power Station Stage-II on March 19, 2017. Mouda Super Thermal Power Station is located in which state?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    A Maharatna Company, National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) commissioned the second unit of 660 MW of Mouda Super Thermal Power Station Stage-II on March 19, 2017.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    A Maharatna Company, National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) commissioned the second unit of 660 MW of Mouda Super Thermal Power Station Stage-II on March 19, 2017.

  95. Question 95 of 166
    95. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Amitabh Bachchan launched World’s first mobile app for spreading awareness about breast health on March 15, 2017. Name the App.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Megastar Amitabh Bachchan launched the World’s first mobile Application named ‘ABC of Breast Health’ during an event organized by the Ushalakshmi Breast Cancer Foundation at Mumbai’s JW Marriott Hotel on March 15, 2017.

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    Explanation :
    Megastar Amitabh Bachchan launched the World’s first mobile Application named ‘ABC of Breast Health’ during an event organized by the Ushalakshmi Breast Cancer Foundation at Mumbai’s JW Marriott Hotel on March 15, 2017.

  96. Question 96 of 166
    96. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which country has been ranked as the World’s most healthiest country according to the 2017 Bloomberg Global Health Index ?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    According to the 2017 Bloomberg Global Health Index of 163 countrues released on March 20, 2017, Italy has been ranked as the healthiest country on Earth with a health score of 97.44 out of 100.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    According to the 2017 Bloomberg Global Health Index of 163 countrues released on March 20, 2017, Italy has been ranked as the healthiest country on Earth with a health score of 97.44 out of 100.

  97. Question 97 of 166
    97. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Name the India’s longest road tunnel built in Jammu & Kashmir to reduce the travel time from Jammu to Srinagar.

    Correct

    Explanation:
    The longest road tunnel of India built at Chenani in Jammu’s Udhampur district has successfully completed its trail run and is ready for public opening. The longest tunnel connecting Chenani and Nashiri town was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi .

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    Explanation:
    The longest road tunnel of India built at Chenani in Jammu’s Udhampur district has successfully completed its trail run and is ready for public opening. The longest tunnel connecting Chenani and Nashiri town was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi .

  98. Question 98 of 166
    98. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    What is the rank of India in the 2017 World Happiness Report?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    India ranked at 122 out of 155 countries in the World Happiness Report 2017, released on March 20, 2017 at an event celebrating International Day of Happiness. It fell 4 places from 2016 ranking where it was placed at 118.

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    Explanation:
    India ranked at 122 out of 155 countries in the World Happiness Report 2017, released on March 20, 2017 at an event celebrating International Day of Happiness. It fell 4 places from 2016 ranking where it was placed at 118.

  99. Question 99 of 166
    99. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who has won the 2017 BNP Paribas Open Tennis Tournament?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Swiss Professional Tennis Player Roger Federer won his fifth BNP Paribas Open Tennis Tournament crown on March 19, 2017 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, California by defeating his fellowmate Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5. Earlier, Federer won the title in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2012.

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    Explanation :
    Swiss Professional Tennis Player Roger Federer won his fifth BNP Paribas Open Tennis Tournament crown on March 19, 2017 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, California by defeating his fellowmate Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5. Earlier, Federer won the title in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2012.

  100. Question 100 of 166
    100. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    India’s Idea Cellular Ltd has signed a merger deal with which telecom company to create India’s largest telecom company?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    India’s Idea Cellular Ltd approved its merger operation with Vodafone India Limited (VIL) excluding Vodafone’s 42% stake in Indus Towers Ltd on March 20, 2017. It will create India’s largest telecom company with a total revenue of over Rs80,000 crore.

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    Explanation :
    India’s Idea Cellular Ltd approved its merger operation with Vodafone India Limited (VIL) excluding Vodafone’s 42% stake in Indus Towers Ltd on March 20, 2017. It will create India’s largest telecom company with a total revenue of over Rs80,000 crore.

  101. Question 101 of 166
    101. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Four GST legislations was approved by Union Cabinet on March 20, 2017. The 4 GST legislation would be introduced in the parliament for final approval as _________________

    Correct

    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the four supporting GST legislations on March 20, 2017. The four supporting legislations are the Compensation Law, the Central-GST (C-GST), Integrated-GST (I-GST) and Union Territory-GST (UT-GST).

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    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the four supporting GST legislations on March 20, 2017. The four supporting legislations are the Compensation Law, the Central-GST (C-GST), Integrated-GST (I-GST) and Union Territory-GST (UT-GST).

  102. Question 102 of 166
    102. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which bank has launched the ‘Mera iMobile’ mobile App to provide agricultural information in 11 Indian languages for rural people without internet connection?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Mumbai based ICICI Bank launched first banking mobile application ‘Mera iMobile’ to provide agricultural information in 11 Indian languages for rural people without internet connection.

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    Explanation :
    Mumbai based ICICI Bank launched first banking mobile application ‘Mera iMobile’ to provide agricultural information in 11 Indian languages for rural people without internet connection.

  103. Question 103 of 166
    103. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Pyari Mohan Mohapatra who died on March 19, 2017 was an MP representing which state in the Rajya Sabha?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Former Rajya Sabha MP and president of Odisha Janamorcha party Pyari Mohan Mohapatra passed away in Mumbai on March 19, 2017.He was 77. Mohapatra is known as ‘Chankya of Odisha politics’.

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    Explanation:
    Former Rajya Sabha MP and president of Odisha Janamorcha party Pyari Mohan Mohapatra passed away in Mumbai on March 19, 2017.He was 77. Mohapatra is known as ‘Chankya of Odisha politics’.

  104. Question 104 of 166
    104. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Name the first Indian batsman to face 500 balls in Test Innings.

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Indian Cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara(29) became the first Indian batsman to face 500 balls in the second innings of the 3rd Test against Australia at Ranchi. Pujara has played 525 balls in his 202 run innings.

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    Explanation:
    Indian Cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara(29) became the first Indian batsman to face 500 balls in the second innings of the 3rd Test against Australia at Ranchi. Pujara has played 525 balls in his 202 run innings.

  105. Question 105 of 166
    105. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who among the given has become the first women belonging to private sector to be appointed as the Full-Time Member of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on March 21, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Madhabi Puri Buch has been appointed as a Full-Time Member of Mumbai based Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for a period of three years by the Personnel Ministry on March 21, 2017

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    Explanation:
    Madhabi Puri Buch has been appointed as a Full-Time Member of Mumbai based Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for a period of three years by the Personnel Ministry on March 21, 2017

  106. Question 106 of 166
    106. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who has been honored with the Kirti Chakra by President Pranab Mukherjee on March 20, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Major Rohit Suri, the leader of the army team that carried out surgical strike in PoK in 2016, was presented the Kirti Chakra by President Pranab Mukherjee during the military investiture ceremony held in the Durbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan on March 20, 2017.

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    Explanation :
    Major Rohit Suri, the leader of the army team that carried out surgical strike in PoK in 2016, was presented the Kirti Chakra by President Pranab Mukherjee during the military investiture ceremony held in the Durbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan on March 20, 2017.

  107. Question 107 of 166
    107. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    When is the International Day of Forests observed?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Every year on 21st March is observed as International Day of Forests proclaimed by United Nations(UN) across the world to promotes the importance of forests and trees in our lives. 2017 Theme: Forests and energy.

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    Explanation:
    Every year on 21st March is observed as International Day of Forests proclaimed by United Nations(UN) across the world to promotes the importance of forests and trees in our lives. 2017 Theme: Forests and energy.

  108. Question 108 of 166
    108. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has proposed to fix the upper limit for the for Pre-paid Payment Instruments at Rs. __________

    Correct

    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has proposed to cap the upper limit for Pre-paid Payment Instruments at Rs 1 lakh on March 20, 2017 due to the growing usage of PPIs for purchase of goods and services as well as funds transfer.

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    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has proposed to cap the upper limit for Pre-paid Payment Instruments at Rs 1 lakh on March 20, 2017 due to the growing usage of PPIs for purchase of goods and services as well as funds transfer.

  109. Question 109 of 166
    109. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    In which city of Jharkhand, was the first Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) inaugurated on March 19, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    State’s first Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) under Jharkhand postal circle was inaugurated at Jamshedpur head post office in Bistupur on March 19, 2017. The new facility was inaugurated in the presence of State food and civil supplies minister Saryu Roy and MP Bidhyut Baran Mahto.

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    Explanation:
    State’s first Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) under Jharkhand postal circle was inaugurated at Jamshedpur head post office in Bistupur on March 19, 2017. The new facility was inaugurated in the presence of State food and civil supplies minister Saryu Roy and MP Bidhyut Baran Mahto.

  110. Question 110 of 166
    110. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which city has been rated as the most expensive global city as per the 2017 Worldwide Cost of Living Index?

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    Explanation:
    According to the 2017 Worldwide Cost of Living Index released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) on March 21, 2017, Singapore was the most expensive city to live among 133 for the fourth consecutive year while Hong Kong remained second, followed by Zurich at the 3rd place.

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    Explanation:
    According to the 2017 Worldwide Cost of Living Index released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) on March 21, 2017, Singapore was the most expensive city to live among 133 for the fourth consecutive year while Hong Kong remained second, followed by Zurich at the 3rd place.

  111. Question 111 of 166
    111. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who has won the 2017 Global Teacher Prize?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Maggie MacDonnell, a Canadian school teacher was awarded the 2017 Global Teacher Prize worth $1 million on March 19, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The award was given away by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

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    Explanation :
    Maggie MacDonnell, a Canadian school teacher was awarded the 2017 Global Teacher Prize worth $1 million on March 19, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The award was given away by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

  112. Question 112 of 166
    112. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    What is the theme of the 2017 World Water Day?

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    Explanation :
    UN designated World water day is observed on March 22, 2017 in various country to raise awareness of the importance of conserving and managing water resources. 2017 Theme: Why Waste water?.

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    Explanation :
    UN designated World water day is observed on March 22, 2017 in various country to raise awareness of the importance of conserving and managing water resources. 2017 Theme: Why Waste water?.

  113. Question 113 of 166
    113. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    At which of the given Institutes, India’s first supercomputing facility of 1 Peta flop power will be set up under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM)?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur is set to become the first academic institutions in India to receive a supercomputing facility of 1 Peta-flop computing power under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM)

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    Explanation :
    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur is set to become the first academic institutions in India to receive a supercomputing facility of 1 Peta-flop computing power under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM)

  114. Question 114 of 166
    114. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who has been appointed as the Interim Director General (IDG) of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) on a full time basis on March 21, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Upendra Tripathy has been appointed as the Interim Director General (IDG) of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) on a full time basis on March 21, 2017.

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    Explanation :
    Upendra Tripathy has been appointed as the Interim Director General (IDG) of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) on a full time basis on March 21, 2017.

  115. Question 115 of 166
    115. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The government has set a target to achieve _________ MW of nuclear power generation capacity by __________ year.

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    Explanation :
    The Government of India is set to increase the nuclear power generation capacity in India to nearly 15,000 MW by 2024.The information regarding the same was delivered by Minister of State for PMO Jitendra Singh in the Lok Sabha on March 22, 2017.

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    Explanation :
    The Government of India is set to increase the nuclear power generation capacity in India to nearly 15,000 MW by 2024.The information regarding the same was delivered by Minister of State for PMO Jitendra Singh in the Lok Sabha on March 22, 2017.

  116. Question 116 of 166
    116. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    In order to tighten the cash transaction, government has lowered the limit of cash transaction from Rs. 3 lakh to Rs. __________ lakh per month w.e.f from April 1, 2017.

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    Explanation :
    The Government of India has proposed to lower the limit of cash transaction from Rs. 3 lakh to Rs. 2 lakh per month to further tighten and discourage payments by cash as well as curb black money..The Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley proposed 40 amendments to the Finance Bill 2017 which was cleared by the Lok Sabha on March 21, 2017.

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    Explanation :
    The Government of India has proposed to lower the limit of cash transaction from Rs. 3 lakh to Rs. 2 lakh per month to further tighten and discourage payments by cash as well as curb black money..The Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley proposed 40 amendments to the Finance Bill 2017 which was cleared by the Lok Sabha on March 21, 2017.

  117. Question 117 of 166
    117. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    What is the rank of India in the 2016 Human Development Index?

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    Explanation :
    According to the UN Development Programme’s Human Development for Everyone’ Report 2016, released on March 21, 2017 in Stockholm, India has been ranked at 131 out of 188 countries in the 2016 Human Development Index (HDI).

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    Explanation :
    According to the UN Development Programme’s Human Development for Everyone’ Report 2016, released on March 21, 2017 in Stockholm, India has been ranked at 131 out of 188 countries in the 2016 Human Development Index (HDI).

  118. Question 118 of 166
    118. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Assam government has set a target to transform Majuli into India’s first Carbon Neutral district by which year?

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    Explanation :
    Assam Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal launched initiative to develop the World’s largest river island, Majuli into country’s first ever Carbon Neutral district by 2020 as well as a biodiversity heritage site to preserve its rich heritage and legacy.

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    Explanation :
    Assam Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal launched initiative to develop the World’s largest river island, Majuli into country’s first ever Carbon Neutral district by 2020 as well as a biodiversity heritage site to preserve its rich heritage and legacy.

  119. Question 119 of 166
    119. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The Ninth Gorkhas regiment of the Indian Army celebrated its _______ raising day on March 16, 2017.

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    Explanation :
    The Ninth Gorkhas celebrated 200-years of its raising in Secunderabad, Telangana on March 16, 2017. The first battalion of the Ninth Gorkhas was raised by the British government in 1817 as the ‘Fatehgarh Levy’.

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    Explanation :
    The Ninth Gorkhas celebrated 200-years of its raising in Secunderabad, Telangana on March 16, 2017. The first battalion of the Ninth Gorkhas was raised by the British government in 1817 as the ‘Fatehgarh Levy’.

  120. Question 120 of 166
    120. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Name the Aadhar-based UPI mobile application launched by the South Indian Bank on March 23, 2017.

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    Explanation:
    Kerala based South Indian Bank has introduced Aadhar-based UPI mobile application SIB M-Pay on March 23, 2017 to promote cashless digital transactions. SIB M-Pay will enables all bank account holders to send and receive money from their Smartphone without bank account information simply through Aadhaar number.

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    Explanation:
    Kerala based South Indian Bank has introduced Aadhar-based UPI mobile application SIB M-Pay on March 23, 2017 to promote cashless digital transactions. SIB M-Pay will enables all bank account holders to send and receive money from their Smartphone without bank account information simply through Aadhaar number.

  121. Question 121 of 166
    121. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who has been awarded the 2017 Abel Prize?

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    Explanation:
    Yves Meyer, a French mathematician, was honored with the 2017 Abel Prize, given by Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, on March 21, 2017 in a ceremony in Oslo, Norway for his contribution in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets.

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    Explanation:
    Yves Meyer, a French mathematician, was honored with the 2017 Abel Prize, given by Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, on March 21, 2017 in a ceremony in Oslo, Norway for his contribution in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets.

  122. Question 122 of 166
    122. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Name the Indian journalist who has been conferred with the inaugural Kuldip Nayar Journalism Award on March 19, 2017?

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    Explanation :
    Ravish Kumar, the senior executive editor of NDTV India, was awarded the inaugural Kuldip Nayar Journalism Award at New Delhi’s India International Centre on March 19, 2017 in recognition of his outstanding contribution in the world of Journalism.

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    Explanation :
    Ravish Kumar, the senior executive editor of NDTV India, was awarded the inaugural Kuldip Nayar Journalism Award at New Delhi’s India International Centre on March 19, 2017 in recognition of his outstanding contribution in the world of Journalism.

  123. Question 123 of 166
    123. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The Union Cabinet has approved to amend the NABARD Act 1981 to increase the authorized capital of NABARD from Rs. 5,000 crore to Rs. ________ crore

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    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet approved the proposals to amend the NABARD Act, 1981 during the cabinet meeting that aims to amend the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Act, 1981 to enable the Central Government to increase the authorized capital of NABARD from Rs. 5,000 crore to Rs. 30,000 crore.

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    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet approved the proposals to amend the NABARD Act, 1981 during the cabinet meeting that aims to amend the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Act, 1981 to enable the Central Government to increase the authorized capital of NABARD from Rs. 5,000 crore to Rs. 30,000 crore.

  124. Question 124 of 166
    124. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who is the winner of the 2017 International Shooting Sport Federation Shotgun World Cup, Mexico, in men’s double trap event?

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    Explanation :
    Indian shooter Ankur Mittal won the gold medal at the International Shooting Sport Federation Shotgun World Cup in the men’s double trap event at Acapulco, Mexico on March 23, 2017. Mittal beat Australia’s James Willet with a score of 75 out of 80 while Willet managed 73.

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    Explanation :
    Indian shooter Ankur Mittal won the gold medal at the International Shooting Sport Federation Shotgun World Cup in the men’s double trap event at Acapulco, Mexico on March 23, 2017. Mittal beat Australia’s James Willet with a score of 75 out of 80 while Willet managed 73.

  125. Question 125 of 166
    125. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The 23rd Conference of Auditors General (CAG) of Commonwealth Countries and British Overseas Territories was held in which country?

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    Explanation:
    For the first time India host the three day Conference of Auditors General(CAG) of Commonwealth Countries and British Overseas Territories from March 21-23, 2017 in New Delhi. Theme: “Fostering Partnerships for Capacity Development in Public Audit”.

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    Explanation:
    For the first time India host the three day Conference of Auditors General(CAG) of Commonwealth Countries and British Overseas Territories from March 21-23, 2017 in New Delhi. Theme: “Fostering Partnerships for Capacity Development in Public Audit”.

  126. Question 126 of 166
    126. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which financial services company has launched the mobile application “myLoan” on March 23, 2017 to offer personal loans to young and mobile savvy audience?

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    Explanation:
    The Financial services company Tata Capital has launched a mobile application ‘myLoan’ to offer personal loans to young and mobile savvy audience. The maximum limit of the loan is Rs.13 lakh. The app is a social profile like Facebook and Linkedin based personal loan mobile application

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    Explanation:
    The Financial services company Tata Capital has launched a mobile application ‘myLoan’ to offer personal loans to young and mobile savvy audience. The maximum limit of the loan is Rs.13 lakh. The app is a social profile like Facebook and Linkedin based personal loan mobile application

  127. Question 127 of 166
    127. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who has been appointed as the part time Chairman of the Catholic Syrian Bank by RBI on March 23, 2017?

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    Explanation:
    T S Anantharaman can hold the position of part-time Chairman of Catholic Syrian Bank said by Reserve Bank of India(RBI)on March 23, 2017. Anantharaman has been working as the position of Non-Executive Director of Catholic Syrian Bank since August, 2009.

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    Explanation:
    T S Anantharaman can hold the position of part-time Chairman of Catholic Syrian Bank said by Reserve Bank of India(RBI)on March 23, 2017. Anantharaman has been working as the position of Non-Executive Director of Catholic Syrian Bank since August, 2009.

  128. Question 128 of 166
    128. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The scientists of which country have set up the World’s Largest Artificial Sun called Synlight to produce hydrogen fuel in carbon neutral way?

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    Explanation :
    Scientists at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have designed Synlight which they call as the “world’s largest artificial sun” at Julich, a town located 30 kilometers (19 miles) west of Cologne in Germany to produce hydrogen in a carbon-neutral way so as to use them as fuel in cars and airplanes.

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    Explanation :
    Scientists at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have designed Synlight which they call as the “world’s largest artificial sun” at Julich, a town located 30 kilometers (19 miles) west of Cologne in Germany to produce hydrogen in a carbon-neutral way so as to use them as fuel in cars and airplanes.

  129. Question 129 of 166
    129. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who has been conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award at 6th National Photography Awards on March 22, 2017?

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    Explanation:
    Indian photographer and photojournalist Raghu Rai has conferred with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu at 6th National Photography Awards for his remarkable contribution in the field of photography.

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    Explanation:
    Indian photographer and photojournalist Raghu Rai has conferred with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu at 6th National Photography Awards for his remarkable contribution in the field of photography.

  130. Question 130 of 166
    130. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    The first Vertical garden of India has been set up in which city?

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    Explanation :
    First vertical garden of India has setup at the Hosur Road Electronics City Flyover in Bengaluru to control the pollution level of the city.It will also act as a sound proofing barrier. The garden is an initiative of SayTrees which is an NGO having ordinary citizens as its members who are determined to protect nature. The world’s first vertical gardens were setup in China .

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    Explanation :
    First vertical garden of India has setup at the Hosur Road Electronics City Flyover in Bengaluru to control the pollution level of the city.It will also act as a sound proofing barrier. The garden is an initiative of SayTrees which is an NGO having ordinary citizens as its members who are determined to protect nature. The world’s first vertical gardens were setup in China .

  131. Question 131 of 166
    131. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Bakshi Stadium is located in which state?

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    Explanation:
    The Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar will soon be transformed into modern football stadium as per the norms of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) within 12 months.

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    Explanation:
    The Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar will soon be transformed into modern football stadium as per the norms of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) within 12 months.

  132. Question 132 of 166
    132. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    When is the World Tuberculosis Day observed?

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    Explanation :
    Every year World Tuberculosis Day is observed on March 24 across the world to commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus. The aim of the day is to create awareness and support world-wide efforts to eliminate tuberculosis (TB).2017. Theme: Unite to End TB

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    Explanation :
    Every year World Tuberculosis Day is observed on March 24 across the world to commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus. The aim of the day is to create awareness and support world-wide efforts to eliminate tuberculosis (TB).2017. Theme: Unite to End TB

  133. Question 133 of 166
    133. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    As per a government report, post demonetization, which state has witnessed the highest number of Aadhaar linking with Jan Dhan Accounts?

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    Explanation :
    On the event of demonetization, more number of Jan Dhan accounts came into existence and it is seeded through Aadhaar card numbers. Out of this, Andhra Pradesh tops the list with most number of aadhaar cards linked with Jan dhan accounts. 73% of its accounts are seeded by aadhaar numbers and this was followed by Tripura at 87.08 per cent and Telangana 83.56 per cent.

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    Explanation :
    On the event of demonetization, more number of Jan Dhan accounts came into existence and it is seeded through Aadhaar card numbers. Out of this, Andhra Pradesh tops the list with most number of aadhaar cards linked with Jan dhan accounts. 73% of its accounts are seeded by aadhaar numbers and this was followed by Tripura at 87.08 per cent and Telangana 83.56 per cent.

  134. Question 134 of 166
    134. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which bank has launched the MoneyPlantTM RuPay International Platinum Debit Card for its premium and high net worth customers as a part of digital banking initiative?

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    Explanation:
    Mangaluru based Karnataka Bank has launched a new card option for its premium and HNI (high net worth individual) customers in line with the bank’s digital banking initiative.

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    Explanation:
    Mangaluru based Karnataka Bank has launched a new card option for its premium and HNI (high net worth individual) customers in line with the bank’s digital banking initiative.

  135. Question 135 of 166
    135. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    How many Indian cities have been recently included in the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites?

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    Explanation :
    UNESCO ( UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL SCIENTIFIC and CULTURAL ORGANISATION ) has added five Indian cities in its list of tentative world heritage site. These cities include, Historic City of Ahmedabad, Delhi – A Heritage City, Jaipur City, Rajasthan, Ekamra Kshetra- The Temple City, Bhubaneswar and The Victorian & Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai.

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    Explanation :
    UNESCO ( UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL SCIENTIFIC and CULTURAL ORGANISATION ) has added five Indian cities in its list of tentative world heritage site. These cities include, Historic City of Ahmedabad, Delhi – A Heritage City, Jaipur City, Rajasthan, Ekamra Kshetra- The Temple City, Bhubaneswar and The Victorian & Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai.

  136. Question 136 of 166
    136. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Name the first woman combat officer of BSF who was inducted on March 25, 2017 for the first time in its 51-year history?

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    Explanation :
    Border Security Force (BSF) gets its woman field officer after an long waiting 5 decades which is a welcome move by it. Tanushree Pareek commissioned by BSF, the country’s largest border guarding force at the age of 25

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    Explanation :
    Border Security Force (BSF) gets its woman field officer after an long waiting 5 decades which is a welcome move by it. Tanushree Pareek commissioned by BSF, the country’s largest border guarding force at the age of 25

  137. Question 137 of 166
    137. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Who is the winner of the 2017 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix?

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    Explanation :
    Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel beat Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton to win the 2017 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix on 26 March 2017 at Albert Park in Melbourne. Besides, Mercedes’s Valtteri Bottas completed the podium at third position.

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    Explanation :
    Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel beat Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton to win the 2017 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix on 26 March 2017 at Albert Park in Melbourne. Besides, Mercedes’s Valtteri Bottas completed the podium at third position.

  138. Question 138 of 166
    138. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    How many medals have been won by Indian team at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games held from March 18-24, 2017?

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    Explanation :
    Indian team finished in a high note in the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games with a triumphing 73 medals held between March 18 and March 24. These games are meant for the specially-able person and India finished as a special team with 89 participants. India finished the games with an overall medal tally of 37 gold, 10 silver and 26 bronze with total tally of 73 medals.

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    Explanation :
    Indian team finished in a high note in the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games with a triumphing 73 medals held between March 18 and March 24. These games are meant for the specially-able person and India finished as a special team with 89 participants. India finished the games with an overall medal tally of 37 gold, 10 silver and 26 bronze with total tally of 73 medals.

  139. Question 139 of 166
    139. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which e-commerce firm is set to acquire eBay India’s operations as part of its latest funding round?

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    Explanation:
    India’s largest online retailer Flipkart is planning to acquire eBay India’s operations as part of its latest capital raising programme of $2billion. The move is an effort of the e-commerce firm to strengthen its position against the rising threat from the global competitors such as Amazon and China’s Alibaba

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    Explanation:
    India’s largest online retailer Flipkart is planning to acquire eBay India’s operations as part of its latest capital raising programme of $2billion. The move is an effort of the e-commerce firm to strengthen its position against the rising threat from the global competitors such as Amazon and China’s Alibaba

  140. Question 140 of 166
    140. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Based on the report by Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation for the year 2016, what is the rank on India in terms of domestic passengers traffic?

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    Explanation:
    India which is rising high in the field of aviation now attained a still higher position by pushing Japan back, achieving a 3rd spot in domestic air traffic behind USA and China. USA topped the list with 719 million passengers in 2016, which is followed by China with 436 million passengers.

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    Explanation:
    India which is rising high in the field of aviation now attained a still higher position by pushing Japan back, achieving a 3rd spot in domestic air traffic behind USA and China. USA topped the list with 719 million passengers in 2016, which is followed by China with 436 million passengers.

  141. Question 141 of 166
    141. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which country’s Parliament has tabled a motion stating Pakistan’s move as illegal to declare the Gilgit-Baltistan region, bordering Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, as its fifth province ?

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    Explanation :
    The motion was sponsored by Party leader Bob Blackman who said that Gilgit-Baltistan is a legal and constitutional part of Jammu and Kashmir, India and Pakistan has illegally occupied it since 1947. It said that Pakistan has tried to change the demography of the region, and it is in violation of State Subject Ordinance.

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    Explanation :
    The motion was sponsored by Party leader Bob Blackman who said that Gilgit-Baltistan is a legal and constitutional part of Jammu and Kashmir, India and Pakistan has illegally occupied it since 1947. It said that Pakistan has tried to change the demography of the region, and it is in violation of State Subject Ordinance.

  142. Question 142 of 166
    142. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Which private sector bank achieved a landmark installation of 10,000 Point of Sales (PoS) terminals on March 27, 2017?

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    Explanation :
    The 10,000th POS terminal was handed over by Karnataka Bank’s Managing Director and CEO, P Jayarama Bhat to Dr. Ravichandar, Chairman and Managing Director of Nandana Group of Hotels, Bengaluru, one of its valued customers at the function held at Bank’s Bengaluru Regional Office.

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    Explanation :
    The 10,000th POS terminal was handed over by Karnataka Bank’s Managing Director and CEO, P Jayarama Bhat to Dr. Ravichandar, Chairman and Managing Director of Nandana Group of Hotels, Bengaluru, one of its valued customers at the function held at Bank’s Bengaluru Regional Office.

  143. Question 143 of 166
    143. Question
    1 points
    Category: Current Affairs

    Shaun Tait, who announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on March 27, 2017, is a fast-bowler from:

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    Explanation :
    Shaun Tait, the 34 year old Adelaide-born cricketer has played a total of 3 Tests, 35 ODIs and 21 T20Is for Australia. Shaun Tait’s made his final international appearance for Australia in 2016 against India in a T20 international at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Recently, Shaun Tait became an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI).