May Current Affairs Mock Test 2017

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

    Nicos Anastasiades, who was on an official visit to India in April 2017, is the President of:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Nicos Anastasiades, the President of Cyprus was on an official visit to India from 25-30 April 2017. He held delegation level talks with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

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    Explanation :
    Nicos Anastasiades, the President of Cyprus was on an official visit to India from 25-30 April 2017. He held delegation level talks with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

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

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a commemorative stamp on the________birth anniversary of Saint Ramanujacharya on May 1, 2017 in New Delhi

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The central message of Saint Ramanujacharya’s life was inclusive society, religion and philosophy. Ramanujacharya saw manifestation of God in human beings and saw all devotees of God as equal.

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    Explanation :
    The central message of Saint Ramanujacharya’s life was inclusive society, religion and philosophy. Ramanujacharya saw manifestation of God in human beings and saw all devotees of God as equal.

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

    Which state became first Indian state to use Automated Weather Stations?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis has inaugurated the state’s first automatic weather station at Dongargaon in Nagpur. The state government will install 2,065 weather stations across the state on a public private partnership (PPP) mode in 2017 and 1000 in next year.

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    Explanation :
    Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis has inaugurated the state’s first automatic weather station at Dongargaon in Nagpur. The state government will install 2,065 weather stations across the state on a public private partnership (PPP) mode in 2017 and 1000 in next year.

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

    Who among the following has been chosen for the prestigious Indian National Science Academy (INSA) medal for the Young Scientist Award for the year 2017?

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    Explanation :
    Dr. Sanjay Pratihar of Department of Chemical Sciences, Tezpur University, has been awarded the prestigious Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Medal for Young Scientist Award for the year 2017, for his excellent contribution to multi-metal complexes, theoretical understanding, selective sensing of Hq2+ions and important applications in agriculture.

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    Explanation :
    Dr. Sanjay Pratihar of Department of Chemical Sciences, Tezpur University, has been awarded the prestigious Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Medal for Young Scientist Award for the year 2017, for his excellent contribution to multi-metal complexes, theoretical understanding, selective sensing of Hq2+ions and important applications in agriculture.

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

    Which tennis player has won the Barcelona Open title for a record 10th time?

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    Explanation :
    On April 30, 2017, Spanish professional tennis player, Rafael Nadal beat Dominic Thiem of Austria in the final to win the Barcelona Open for a record 10th time. This victory also marked Nadal’s 71st tournament win in his career.

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    Explanation :
    On April 30, 2017, Spanish professional tennis player, Rafael Nadal beat Dominic Thiem of Austria in the final to win the Barcelona Open for a record 10th time. This victory also marked Nadal’s 71st tournament win in his career.

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

    Every year, ’World Asthma Day’ is observed on:

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    Explanation :
    World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. World Asthma Day takes place on the first Tuesday of May.

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    Explanation :
    World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. World Asthma Day takes place on the first Tuesday of May.

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

    Who among the following has been selected for the ‘Transformative Chief Minister Award’ in recognition for his role in advancing the US-India partnership at the state level?

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    Explanation :
    The award by the US-India Business Council would be presented to Naidu during the USIBC West Coast Summit in the Silicon Valley on May 8, 2017. The summit will convene 150 industry leaders from sectors such as information technology, banking, food processing, healthcare, clean energy, digital payments and manufacturing.

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    Explanation :
    The award by the US-India Business Council would be presented to Naidu during the USIBC West Coast Summit in the Silicon Valley on May 8, 2017. The summit will convene 150 industry leaders from sectors such as information technology, banking, food processing, healthcare, clean energy, digital payments and manufacturing.

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

    On May 1, 2017, India’s second tallest flag pole was inaugurated in which district of Maharashtra?

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    Explanation :
    300-foot flag post, said to be the country’s second-tallest, was inaugurated at Kolhapur in western Maharashtra on May 1, 2017. State revenue minister and district guardian minister Chandrakant Patil inaugurated the flag post installed in Police Garden, located opposite the office of Kolhapur Superintendent of Police, by hoisting the tricolour on the occasion of Maharashtra Day.

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    Explanation :
    300-foot flag post, said to be the country’s second-tallest, was inaugurated at Kolhapur in western Maharashtra on May 1, 2017. State revenue minister and district guardian minister Chandrakant Patil inaugurated the flag post installed in Police Garden, located opposite the office of Kolhapur Superintendent of Police, by hoisting the tricolour on the occasion of Maharashtra Day.

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

    Which State Government has launched ambulance service for injured and ill cows?

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    Explanation :
    Uttar Pradesh Government has started an ambulance service for cows. The ‘Gauvansh Chikitsa Mobile Vans’ service was flagged by Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on May 2, 2017. The ambulance will rescue injured and ill cows and then take them to ‘gau shalas’ or a veterinary clinic for treatment.

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    Explanation :
    Uttar Pradesh Government has started an ambulance service for cows. The ‘Gauvansh Chikitsa Mobile Vans’ service was flagged by Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on May 2, 2017. The ambulance will rescue injured and ill cows and then take them to ‘gau shalas’ or a veterinary clinic for treatment.

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

    Reserve Bank of India has fixed the rate of interest on the Floating Rate Bonds, 2024 (FRB 2024)for the half year May 7, 2017 to November 6, 2017 at:

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    Explanation :
    This rate is the average rate of the implicit yields (computed by considering 365 days in a year) at the cut-off prices of the last three auctions of Government of India 182 day Treasury Bills held up to May 7, 2017.

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    Explanation :
    This rate is the average rate of the implicit yields (computed by considering 365 days in a year) at the cut-off prices of the last three auctions of Government of India 182 day Treasury Bills held up to May 7, 2017.

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

    Which among the following became the first city in the world to get its own Microsoft-designed font?

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    Explanation :
    The font, now available to more than 100 million users of Microsoft Office 365 around the world, is the first font to be created by a city and named after it. The font has been designed for more than 180 countries and 23 languages integrating Arabic and Latin typefaces.

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    Explanation :
    The font, now available to more than 100 million users of Microsoft Office 365 around the world, is the first font to be created by a city and named after it. The font has been designed for more than 180 countries and 23 languages integrating Arabic and Latin typefaces.

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

    Who among the following has been honoured byTamil Nadu State Government with “Avvaiyar Award” for 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    On May 2, 2017, Tamil Nadu State Government honoured social worker Padma Venkataraman with the states “Avvaiyar Award” for 2017. Padma Venkataraman is the daughter of former President of India, the late R Venkataraman. This award has been given to her for her efforts in the areas of women’s welfare and rehabilitation of leprosy-affected persons for the past 30 years.

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    Explanation :
    On May 2, 2017, Tamil Nadu State Government honoured social worker Padma Venkataraman with the states “Avvaiyar Award” for 2017. Padma Venkataraman is the daughter of former President of India, the late R Venkataraman. This award has been given to her for her efforts in the areas of women’s welfare and rehabilitation of leprosy-affected persons for the past 30 years.

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

    Which portal has been launched by Government to allow people to check electro-magnetic radiation (EMF) compliance status of mobile towers?

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    Explanation :
    To clear ‘myths and misconceptions’ about radiation from mobile phone towers, the government has launched a portal, ‘Tarang Sanchar’, to allow people to check electro-magnetic radiation (EMF) compliance status of mobile towers. Detailed information about any tower site, if requested, will be sent on email to the users.

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    Explanation :
    To clear ‘myths and misconceptions’ about radiation from mobile phone towers, the government has launched a portal, ‘Tarang Sanchar’, to allow people to check electro-magnetic radiation (EMF) compliance status of mobile towers. Detailed information about any tower site, if requested, will be sent on email to the users.

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

    Ueli Steck, who passed away on April 30, 2017, was a renowned:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    One of the world’s most renowned mountain climbers, Ueli Steck from Switzerland, has been killed in a mountaineering accident near Mt. Everest in Nepal. Steck was 40, and one of the most celebrated climber. He was killed after falling to the foot of Mt. Nuptse.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    One of the world’s most renowned mountain climbers, Ueli Steck from Switzerland, has been killed in a mountaineering accident near Mt. Everest in Nepal. Steck was 40, and one of the most celebrated climber. He was killed after falling to the foot of Mt. Nuptse.

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

    Which among the following has become the first state to switch to the January-December financial year from the existing April-March cycle?

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    Explanation :
    Madhya Pradesh state cabinet in its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan decided to shift the financial year to January-December. So, now the Budget session of the next financial year will be held either in December 2017 or January 2018

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    Explanation :
    Madhya Pradesh state cabinet in its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan decided to shift the financial year to January-December. So, now the Budget session of the next financial year will be held either in December 2017 or January 2018

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

    United Nations marked the first ‘World Tuna Day’ on which date?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The United Nations is marking the first World Tuna Day with calls to conserve one of the globe’s most popular fish to be caught and eaten. The General Assembly established World Tuna Day in December to reinforce its importance to nations around the globe.

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    Explanation :
    The United Nations is marking the first World Tuna Day with calls to conserve one of the globe’s most popular fish to be caught and eaten. The General Assembly established World Tuna Day in December to reinforce its importance to nations around the globe.

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

    On May 2, 2017, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged-off Western Railways’ first Humsafar Express between:

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    Explanation :
    On May 2, 2017, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged-off Western Railways’ first Humsafar Express between Ahmedabad and Chennai at a function held in Udvada town in Valsad district of Gujarat. Full-fledged operations of the train will start from May 8, 2017 from Ahmedabad and from May 10, 2017 from Chennai.

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    Explanation :
    On May 2, 2017, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged-off Western Railways’ first Humsafar Express between Ahmedabad and Chennai at a function held in Udvada town in Valsad district of Gujarat. Full-fledged operations of the train will start from May 8, 2017 from Ahmedabad and from May 10, 2017 from Chennai.

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

    As per a latest report titled ‘Illicit Financial Flows to and from Developing Countries: 2005-2014’ compiled by US-based think tank Global Financial Integrity (GFI), an estimated $______ billion in black money entered India  during 2005-2014

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The report stated that during 2014 alone, the inflow of black money was about $101 billion while the outflow was $ 23 billion. The inflow of $ 770 billion was 14% of India’s total international trade of $ 5,500 billion during the 10-year period. 

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    Explanation :
    The report stated that during 2014 alone, the inflow of black money was about $101 billion while the outflow was $ 23 billion. The inflow of $ 770 billion was 14% of India’s total international trade of $ 5,500 billion during the 10-year period. 

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

    Who among the following has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Parliament?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge is the new chairman of the 21-member Public Accounts Committee of Parliament. Kharge replaces Congress leader K V Thomas whose term ended on April 30, 2017. The Parliamentary panel, which is headed by an opposition leader, has a majority of its members from the ruling NDA.

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    Explanation :
    Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge is the new chairman of the 21-member Public Accounts Committee of Parliament. Kharge replaces Congress leader K V Thomas whose term ended on April 30, 2017. The Parliamentary panel, which is headed by an opposition leader, has a majority of its members from the ruling NDA.

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

    Which among the following has been adjudged as Cleanest City in Swachh Survekshan 2017?

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    Explanation :
    On May 4, 2017, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu released 3rd edition of the Swachh Survekshan which ranked 434 Indian cities on various cleanliness parameters. Indore in Madhya Pradesh emerged as the cleanest city and Gonda in Uttar Pradesh ranked at the bottom as the dirtiest city.

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    Explanation :
    On May 4, 2017, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu released 3rd edition of the Swachh Survekshan which ranked 434 Indian cities on various cleanliness parameters. Indore in Madhya Pradesh emerged as the cleanest city and Gonda in Uttar Pradesh ranked at the bottom as the dirtiest city.

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

    On May 3, 2017, Union cabinet gave its approval for the declaration of ____________ as International Airport.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    This decision will improve air connectivity to Vijayawada, offering more options of services to air travellers. It will also help in promoting tourism in Andhra Pradesh. The decision was taken on account of repeated demands from airline operators and surge in passenger traffic.

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    Explanation :
    This decision will improve air connectivity to Vijayawada, offering more options of services to air travellers. It will also help in promoting tourism in Andhra Pradesh. The decision was taken on account of repeated demands from airline operators and surge in passenger traffic.

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

    Which financial organisation has stated that Indian economy will grow 7.4 % in 2017-18 and 7.6% in 2018-19?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Asian Development Bank has stated that the Indian economy will grow 7.4 per cent this fiscal and 7.6 per cent in the next as the bankruptcy and GST laws will help create a more business-friendly environment.

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    Explanation :
    Asian Development Bank has stated that the Indian economy will grow 7.4 per cent this fiscal and 7.6 per cent in the next as the bankruptcy and GST laws will help create a more business-friendly environment.

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

    Which state assembly has passed a resolution to declare River Narmada as a living entity?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The resolution introduced by Madhya Pradesh Environment Minister Antar Singh Arya stated that river Narmada is the lifeline of Madhya Pradesh and the government is compelled to protect the legal rights of the river as a living entity

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    Explanation :
    The resolution introduced by Madhya Pradesh Environment Minister Antar Singh Arya stated that river Narmada is the lifeline of Madhya Pradesh and the government is compelled to protect the legal rights of the river as a living entity

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

    As per the latest FIFA rankings released on May 4, 2017, Indian national football team has ranked at ______ position

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The last time India had been in the top 100 was in 1996, with the 94th spot in February 1996 being the country’s best ever FIFA ranking. In latest rankings Brazil has ranked 1st followed by Argentina and Germany at 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.

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    Explanation :
    The last time India had been in the top 100 was in 1996, with the 94th spot in February 1996 being the country’s best ever FIFA ranking. In latest rankings Brazil has ranked 1st followed by Argentina and Germany at 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.

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

    eVIN project of Union Health Ministry has become global best practise in immunisation. Abbreviation eVIN stands for:

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    Explanation :
    eVIN (Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network) is an indigenously developed technology system that digitizes vaccine stocks and monitors the temperature of the cold chain through a smart phone application. Currently it is being implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 12 states of India.

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    Explanation :
    eVIN (Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network) is an indigenously developed technology system that digitizes vaccine stocks and monitors the temperature of the cold chain through a smart phone application. Currently it is being implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 12 states of India.

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

    India has opened its first private small arms manufacturing plant at Malanpur, Madhya Pradesh in a joint venture with __________

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    Explanation :
    The plant has been setup as a joint venture between Indian defence conglomerate Punj Lloyd and Israel Weapons Industries (IWI). The plant will manufacture weapons like X95 assault rifle, Galil sniper, Tavor assault rifle, Negev light machine gun and the Ace assault rifle

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    Explanation :
    The plant has been setup as a joint venture between Indian defence conglomerate Punj Lloyd and Israel Weapons Industries (IWI). The plant will manufacture weapons like X95 assault rifle, Galil sniper, Tavor assault rifle, Negev light machine gun and the Ace assault rifle

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

    27th Session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Groupis being held from 1st to 12th of May 2017 at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in:

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    Explanation :
    Universal Periodic Review is a process through which human rights records of all United Nations’ Member States are reviewed. This review process is conducted under the auspices of UN Human Rights Council. India’s National Report for the UPR-III was reviewed on the May 4, 2017. India was represented by Mukul Rohatgi – the Attorney General of India.

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    Explanation :
    Universal Periodic Review is a process through which human rights records of all United Nations’ Member States are reviewed. This review process is conducted under the auspices of UN Human Rights Council. India’s National Report for the UPR-III was reviewed on the May 4, 2017. India was represented by Mukul Rohatgi – the Attorney General of India.

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

    Which company has launched ‘Express Wi-Fi’ service in four states of India?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Express Wi-Fi by Facebook has been launched in India. Facebook has revealed that the service has been in testing since 2015 with various ISPs. It is now commercially available via nearly 700 hotspots across four states – Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Meghalaya.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Express Wi-Fi by Facebook has been launched in India. Facebook has revealed that the service has been in testing since 2015 with various ISPs. It is now commercially available via nearly 700 hotspots across four states – Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Meghalaya.

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

    The South Asia Satellite (GSAT-9)was successfully launched on May 5, 2017, by ISRO from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. GSAT-9 is equipped with how many transponders? 

    Correct

    Explanation :
    GSAT-9 is a geosynchronous communications and meteorology satellite developed by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). South Asia Satellite will improve disaster and telecommunication links between India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Maldives.

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    Explanation :
    GSAT-9 is a geosynchronous communications and meteorology satellite developed by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). South Asia Satellite will improve disaster and telecommunication links between India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Maldives.

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

    In a first of its kind transaction in India,__________enabled end to end trade financing for one of its clients by applying the blockchain technology

    Correct

    Explanation :
    By utilising the blockchain technology, time for processing the letter of credit (LC) reduced from 20-30 days to few hours. For this transaction Kotak Mahindra Bank had partnered with Deloitte. JP Morgan – Singapore was the partner bank.

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    Explanation :
    By utilising the blockchain technology, time for processing the letter of credit (LC) reduced from 20-30 days to few hours. For this transaction Kotak Mahindra Bank had partnered with Deloitte. JP Morgan – Singapore was the partner bank.

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

    Maharashtra Health Minister Deepak Sawant has announced that the state has tied up with World Health Organisation (WHO) for eradication of:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The vaccination drive for Rubella will start from March 2018 under which, children in Maharashtra aged between 9 months to 15 years, will be vaccinated for Rubella. Rubella is an infection among humans which is caused by the rubella virus.

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    Explanation :
    The vaccination drive for Rubella will start from March 2018 under which, children in Maharashtra aged between 9 months to 15 years, will be vaccinated for Rubella. Rubella is an infection among humans which is caused by the rubella virus.

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

    Who among the following has won the prestigious 2016 Wisden-MCC (Melbourne Cricket Council) Cricket Photograph of the Year?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Saqib Majeed, a Srinagar-based freelance photographer has won the prestigious 2016 Wisden-MCC (Melbourne Cricket Council) Cricket Photograph of the Year. He won this award for a stunning image, which captured boys playing cricket in the Nishat Gardens in Srinagar.

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    Explanation :
    Saqib Majeed, a Srinagar-based freelance photographer has won the prestigious 2016 Wisden-MCC (Melbourne Cricket Council) Cricket Photograph of the Year. He won this award for a stunning image, which captured boys playing cricket in the Nishat Gardens in Srinagar.

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

    Leila Seth, the first woman judge of the _________ High Court passed away on May 5, 2017

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Leila Seth, the first woman judge of the Delhi high court, died of cardiac arrest at her Noida home on May 5, 2017. She was the first woman to have topped the London Bar exam. She was also one of the three members of the Justice Verma Committee which was constituted in 2012 to recommend amendments to the Criminal Law for criminals accused of committing sexual assault against women.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Leila Seth, the first woman judge of the Delhi high court, died of cardiac arrest at her Noida home on May 5, 2017. She was the first woman to have topped the London Bar exam. She was also one of the three members of the Justice Verma Committee which was constituted in 2012 to recommend amendments to the Criminal Law for criminals accused of committing sexual assault against women.

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

    India will organise cultural festival in _____ from 8th– 12th May 2017 to mark 156th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC), the cultural wing of the Indian Embassy in Cairo will organise this festival from 8th -12th May 2017, which will feature a dance show, film screening, a play and painting competition.

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    Explanation :
    Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC), the cultural wing of the Indian Embassy in Cairo will organise this festival from 8th -12th May 2017, which will feature a dance show, film screening, a play and painting competition.

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

    Which State will introduce boat ambulance service in four districts where people face difficulties in getting health service?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The boat ambulance service will be available in the districts of Koraput, Malkangiri, Kendrapara and Kalahandi where people face problems in availing 108 ambulance services due to intervening large water bodies in the form of rivers and dams disrupting road communication.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The boat ambulance service will be available in the districts of Koraput, Malkangiri, Kendrapara and Kalahandi where people face problems in availing 108 ambulance services due to intervening large water bodies in the form of rivers and dams disrupting road communication.

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

    Which among the following is an ambitious sub-regional transport project aimed at creating seamless connectivity between 4 Asian countries?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The BBIN, is promoted by India and aimed at creating seamless connectivity between the four countries for enhanced sub-regional trade and movement of people. On April 29, 2017, Bhutan announced that it will not be able to ratify the plan before it addresses some of concerns raised domestically over the project.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The BBIN, is promoted by India and aimed at creating seamless connectivity between the four countries for enhanced sub-regional trade and movement of people. On April 29, 2017, Bhutan announced that it will not be able to ratify the plan before it addresses some of concerns raised domestically over the project.

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

    Which country has won 26th edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Hockey tournament by defeating Australia in the final match?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Great Britain has won 26th edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Hockey tournament by defeating Australia in the final match by 4-3. The final match was held on May 6, 2017 in Ipoh, Malaysia. Great Britain has won the Azlan Shah Cup after a gap of 23 years.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Great Britain has won 26th edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Hockey tournament by defeating Australia in the final match by 4-3. The final match was held on May 6, 2017 in Ipoh, Malaysia. Great Britain has won the Azlan Shah Cup after a gap of 23 years.

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

    Ustad Rais Khan who passed away in Pakistan on May 6, 2017, was an exponent of which musical instrument?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    India-born legendary sitar player Ustad Rais Khanpassed away in Pakistan on May 6, 2017. He was 77. He was reportedly diagnosed with an ailment and had been bedridden for quite some time. He belonged to the Mewati Gharana of Indian classical music.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    India-born legendary sitar player Ustad Rais Khanpassed away in Pakistan on May 6, 2017. He was 77. He was reportedly diagnosed with an ailment and had been bedridden for quite some time. He belonged to the Mewati Gharana of Indian classical music.

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

    The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has shifted its strategic anti-Maoist command headquarters to __________ from Kolkata to bring focus on combing operations in Chhattisgarh

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The move is in line with the Centre’s plan to redeploy its forces from almost peaceful West Bengal to Maoist hotbeds of Abujmad in Chhattisgarh. A meeting of chief ministers of 10 Maoist-hit states was held on May 8, 2017.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The move is in line with the Centre’s plan to redeploy its forces from almost peaceful West Bengal to Maoist hotbeds of Abujmad in Chhattisgarh. A meeting of chief ministers of 10 Maoist-hit states was held on May 8, 2017.

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

    On May 7, 2018, which two countries started ‘Eager Lion’, an annual military exercise in which about 7,400 troops from more than 20 nations will take part?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The manoeuvres would include border security, cyber-defence, and “command and control” exercises to bolster coordination in response to threats including “terrorism”. Troops from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Gulf region – including from Britain, Japan, Kenya and Saudi Arabia – are taking part in the exercise.

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    Explanation :
    The manoeuvres would include border security, cyber-defence, and “command and control” exercises to bolster coordination in response to threats including “terrorism”. Troops from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Gulf region – including from Britain, Japan, Kenya and Saudi Arabia – are taking part in the exercise.

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

    Who among the following became the first person to win the MTV Movie and TV Awards’new gender-neutral Best Actor in a Movie award?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    On May 7, 2017, actress, Emma Watson became the first person to win the MTV Movie and TV Awards’ new gender-neutral Best Actor in a Movie award for her performance as Belle in “Beauty and the Beast.”

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    On May 7, 2017, actress, Emma Watson became the first person to win the MTV Movie and TV Awards’ new gender-neutral Best Actor in a Movie award for her performance as Belle in “Beauty and the Beast.”

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

    Which new strategy has been announced by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singhto wipe out left-wing terror?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Components of SAMADHAN strategy are, S – Smart Leadership, A – Aggressive Strategy, M – Motivation and Training, A – Actionable Intelligence, D – Dashboard KPIs and KRAs, H – Harnessing Technology, A – Action Plan for each Theatre, N – No access to financing.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Components of SAMADHAN strategy are, S – Smart Leadership, A – Aggressive Strategy, M – Motivation and Training, A – Actionable Intelligence, D – Dashboard KPIs and KRAs, H – Harnessing Technology, A – Action Plan for each Theatre, N – No access to financing.

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

    29th series of _______________ Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) had begun on May 9, 2017 

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The Indonesian Naval Ship KRI Sutedi Senoputra has arrived at Haddo Wharf, Port Blair to mark the commencement of the 29th series of IND-INDO CORPAT

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The Indonesian Naval Ship KRI Sutedi Senoputra has arrived at Haddo Wharf, Port Blair to mark the commencement of the 29th series of IND-INDO CORPAT

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

    Which country has been unanimously elected as the President of UN-Habitat for next two years?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    India has been unanimously elected as the President of UN-Habitat for next two years. In the past, India held the presidency of UN-Habitat in 1988 and 2007.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    India has been unanimously elected as the President of UN-Habitat for next two years. In the past, India held the presidency of UN-Habitat in 1988 and 2007.

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

    50th annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Governors was held from 4th– 7thMay 2017 in:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Theme of 50th annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Governors was “Building Together the Prosperity of Asia”. On May 6, 2017, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, embarked on a 3-day visit to Japan. Mr. Jaitley attended the annual Meeting of Board of Governors’ of Asian Development Bank in Yokohama, Japan and met Japanese leaders.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Theme of 50th annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Governors was “Building Together the Prosperity of Asia”. On May 6, 2017, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, embarked on a 3-day visit to Japan. Mr. Jaitley attended the annual Meeting of Board of Governors’ of Asian Development Bank in Yokohama, Japan and met Japanese leaders.

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

    India has embarked on an ambitious Rs 10,000-crore ____________ Mission to explore and harness mineral resources beneath the ocean floor.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    This proposed inter-ministerial and interdisciplinary project is expected to begin from December 2017. It is intended to harness ocean resources in a “responsible way” and could turn out to be a transformative step for the prosperity and security of the nation

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    This proposed inter-ministerial and interdisciplinary project is expected to begin from December 2017. It is intended to harness ocean resources in a “responsible way” and could turn out to be a transformative step for the prosperity and security of the nation

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

    Central Govt. has set-up a high-level task force to fine tune jobs data so that the government can frame policies to spur employment. This task force is headed by:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The task force will recommend solutions which can be implemented in a time-bound manner. Other members of this task force are labour secretary Sathiyavathy, chief statistician TCA Ananth, Pulak Ghosh of Niti Aayog and Teamlease chief Manish Sabharwal.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The task force will recommend solutions which can be implemented in a time-bound manner. Other members of this task force are labour secretary Sathiyavathy, chief statistician TCA Ananth, Pulak Ghosh of Niti Aayog and Teamlease chief Manish Sabharwal.

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

    Moon Jae-in has been elected as President of which Asian country?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Moon Jae-in is the son of refugees from North Korea, Mr Moon served in South Korea’s Special Forces before becoming a human rights lawyer. He was jailed in the 1970s for leading protests against military ruler Park Chung-hee.

    Incorrect

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

    Indian Railways will float global tenders to acquire EoTT system to run trains without guards. Abbreviation EoTT stands for:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The Indian Railways will float global tenders worth over Rs 100 crore for acquiring sophisticated equipment to run 1000 trains without guards. The End of Train Telemetry (EoTT) equipment is used to establish communication between the locomotive driver and the last wagon of the train to ensure that the train is running with all coaches/wagons as a complete unit.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The Indian Railways will float global tenders worth over Rs 100 crore for acquiring sophisticated equipment to run 1000 trains without guards. The End of Train Telemetry (EoTT) equipment is used to establish communication between the locomotive driver and the last wagon of the train to ensure that the train is running with all coaches/wagons as a complete unit.

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

    The National Basketball Association (NBA) -the governing body of Basketball in US inaugurated its first ever academy in India in:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    21 boys in the age group of 12 to 17 years who were selected through a 3-month nationwide basketball talent search comprise the first batch of academy. The selected boys will receive scholarships and will be provided training at the academy.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    21 boys in the age group of 12 to 17 years who were selected through a 3-month nationwide basketball talent search comprise the first batch of academy. The selected boys will receive scholarships and will be provided training at the academy.

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

    What was the 2017 theme of ‘World Migratory Bird Day’ observed on second weekend of May 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    In 2006, the United Nations established World Migratory Bird Day to be held on the second weekend of May every year. The event was founded as an effort of the UN’s Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds to raise awareness of the migratory linkages between regions of the globe.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    In 2006, the United Nations established World Migratory Bird Day to be held on the second weekend of May every year. The event was founded as an effort of the UN’s Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds to raise awareness of the migratory linkages between regions of the globe.

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

    Which among the following has been ranked world’s most affordable tech city as per Savills Tech Cities 2017 rankings?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    As per Savills Tech Cities 2017 rankings, Bengaluru has been adjudged as the most affordable tech city having the lowest cost of living out of 22 tech cities across the world. The mainstream weekly residential rent in Bengaluru is $236 which is much cheaper as compared to all 22 tech cities average of $368.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    As per Savills Tech Cities 2017 rankings, Bengaluru has been adjudged as the most affordable tech city having the lowest cost of living out of 22 tech cities across the world. The mainstream weekly residential rent in Bengaluru is $236 which is much cheaper as compared to all 22 tech cities average of $368.

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

    Who among the following has been appointed as United Nations’ new humanitarian aid chief by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Mark Lowcock, the head of Britain’s International Development Department, has been appointed as United Nations’ new humanitarian aid chief by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. Mr. Lowcock will replace Stephen O’Brien. Lowcock will be the 4th British national to hold post of UN Humanitarian Chief since year 2007.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Mark Lowcock, the head of Britain’s International Development Department, has been appointed as United Nations’ new humanitarian aid chief by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. Mr. Lowcock will replace Stephen O’Brien. Lowcock will be the 4th British national to hold post of UN Humanitarian Chief since year 2007.

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

    Which among the following metro services has announced to employ 23 members from the transgender community?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Kochi Metro is set to formally appoint transgenders for jobs. Out of the 530 Kudumbasree workers at 11 stations in Kochi Metro’s Aluva-Palrivattom corridor, 23 will be from the transgender community. The duties allotted to transgenders will range from handling the ticket counter to housekeeping works.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Kochi Metro is set to formally appoint transgenders for jobs. Out of the 530 Kudumbasree workers at 11 stations in Kochi Metro’s Aluva-Palrivattom corridor, 23 will be from the transgender community. The duties allotted to transgenders will range from handling the ticket counter to housekeeping works.

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

    In May 2017, which stealth frigate of Indian Navy sailed to UK to mark ‘UK India Year of Culture’ and the 200th anniversary of Britain’s Indian-made warship HMS Trincomalee?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    INS Tarkash had arrived at its final docking point in Britain – on the river Thames at West India Docks in London’s Canary Wharf – to mark UK India Year of Culture and the 200th anniversary of Britain’s Indian-made warship HMS Trincomalee, the world’s oldest warship which was built at the Bombay Dockyard in 1817.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    INS Tarkash had arrived at its final docking point in Britain – on the river Thames at West India Docks in London’s Canary Wharf – to mark UK India Year of Culture and the 200th anniversary of Britain’s Indian-made warship HMS Trincomalee, the world’s oldest warship which was built at the Bombay Dockyard in 1817.

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

    Which internet-based interface has been launched by Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Ministry for welfare and development of agricultural stakeholders in India?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    On May 11, 2017, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh, launched e-Krishi Samvad  at Krishi Bhawan in New Delhi for welfare and development of agricultural stakeholders in India. e-Krishi Samvad is internet-based interface that will provide actionable and effective solutions to the problems faced by farmers and stakeholders in the agriculture sector.

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    Explanation :
    On May 11, 2017, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh, launched e-Krishi Samvad  at Krishi Bhawan in New Delhi for welfare and development of agricultural stakeholders in India. e-Krishi Samvad is internet-based interface that will provide actionable and effective solutions to the problems faced by farmers and stakeholders in the agriculture sector.

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

    Which city will host biggest ever International Yoga Day event on the June 21, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    This announcement has been made by Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev. About 5 lakh people will participate in the event. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will inaugurate the event on the first day. BJP President Amit Shah will remain present at the concluding ceremony.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    This announcement has been made by Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev. About 5 lakh people will participate in the event. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will inaugurate the event on the first day. BJP President Amit Shah will remain present at the concluding ceremony.

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

    Which among the following has become the first state to introduce a logo for vehicles driven by persons with hearing impairment?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The logo was designed by a Hyderabad-based man, who is also the first person to obtain a driving license in the ‘hearing impaired’ category. The Centre had earlier allowed the grant of licenses to hearing impaired persons if they passed regular driving tests.

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    Explanation :
    The logo was designed by a Hyderabad-based man, who is also the first person to obtain a driving license in the ‘hearing impaired’ category. The Centre had earlier allowed the grant of licenses to hearing impaired persons if they passed regular driving tests.

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

    Which former Indian cricketer has been recently awarded an honorary life membership to the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    VVS Laxman had a highly successful career in which he played 134 Test matches and 86 One-Day Internationals. Known for numerous match-winning and match-saving innings, Laxman scored 8,781 Test runs at an average of 45.97, and over 2,338 One-Day International runs at an average of 30.76.

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    Explanation :
    VVS Laxman had a highly successful career in which he played 134 Test matches and 86 One-Day Internationals. Known for numerous match-winning and match-saving innings, Laxman scored 8,781 Test runs at an average of 45.97, and over 2,338 One-Day International runs at an average of 30.76.

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

    Hubert Minnis has been elected as new Prime Minister of:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Hubert Minnis of the Free National Movement (FNM) has been elected as the new Prime Minister of Bahamas, defeating Perry Christie’s Progressive Liberal Party. Minnis was campaigning on a platform for change, seeking to impose term limits on the Prime Minister and promote Bahamian ownership in the economy.

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    Explanation :
    Hubert Minnis of the Free National Movement (FNM) has been elected as the new Prime Minister of Bahamas, defeating Perry Christie’s Progressive Liberal Party. Minnis was campaigning on a platform for change, seeking to impose term limits on the Prime Minister and promote Bahamian ownership in the economy.

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

    Who among the following has been elected as the Chairman of FIFA Governance committee?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Justice Mudgal, who until now served as the Deputy Chairman of the committee after being appointed in May last year during the FIFA Congress in Mexico, will take the office for four years effective immediately.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Justice Mudgal, who until now served as the Deputy Chairman of the committee after being appointed in May last year during the FIFA Congress in Mexico, will take the office for four years effective immediately.

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

    On May 11, 2017, India test fired ‘Spyder’ surface-to-air-missileat a test range in Odisha. What is the strike range of ‘Spyder’

    Correct

    Explanation :
    ‘Spyder’ defence system comprises two missiles – Surface-to-air PYthon and DERby. It has been acquired from Israel. It can strike enemy targets within a range of 15 km and at heights between 20-and-9,000 metres.

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    Explanation :
    ‘Spyder’ defence system comprises two missiles – Surface-to-air PYthon and DERby. It has been acquired from Israel. It can strike enemy targets within a range of 15 km and at heights between 20-and-9,000 metres.

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

    Which among the following will be the first Indian city to get electric radio cabs?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    With India’s pledge to go all electric by 2030, Nagpur will be the first city in the country to get electric cabs. The service will start from May 26, 2017. The pilot project will start with 200 e-taxis provided by Mahindra and Mahindra.

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    Explanation :
    With India’s pledge to go all electric by 2030, Nagpur will be the first city in the country to get electric cabs. The service will start from May 26, 2017. The pilot project will start with 200 e-taxis provided by Mahindra and Mahindra.

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

    On May 13, 2017, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Mr. J P Nadda launched new Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine(PCV), for Pneumonia in:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) has been launched under Indian Government’s Universal Immunization Programme (UIP). Under Phase – I, this vaccine has been launched in entire state of Himachal Pradesh as well as 6 districts of Uttar Pradesh and 17 districts of Bihar.

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    Explanation :
    Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) has been launched under Indian Government’s Universal Immunization Programme (UIP). Under Phase – I, this vaccine has been launched in entire state of Himachal Pradesh as well as 6 districts of Uttar Pradesh and 17 districts of Bihar.

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

    14th International Vesak Day celebration was held in which Asian country?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    14thedition of United Nations Vesak Day celebration was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 12th – 14thMay 2017. Sri Lanka hosted this celebration for the first time. Large number of local and foreign delegates participated in this celebration. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the chief guest for the 14th International Vesak Day celebration in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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    Explanation :
    14thedition of United Nations Vesak Day celebration was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 12th – 14thMay 2017. Sri Lanka hosted this celebration for the first time. Large number of local and foreign delegates participated in this celebration. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the chief guest for the 14th International Vesak Day celebration in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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

    Who among the following has been appointed by World Health Organisation (WHO) as its goodwill ambassador for hepatitis in South-East Asia region to boost awareness and intensify action to arrest the epidemic?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    This association between WHO and Amitabh Bachchan is expected to help strengthen WHO’s efforts in reducing the high numbers of premature deaths and illnesses from viral hepatitis which is not only causing hardships to individuals and families, but also impacting health and development across the South-East Asia region.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    This association between WHO and Amitabh Bachchan is expected to help strengthen WHO’s efforts in reducing the high numbers of premature deaths and illnesses from viral hepatitis which is not only causing hardships to individuals and families, but also impacting health and development across the South-East Asia region.

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

    Mauno Koivisto, who passed away on May 12, 2017, was the former President of:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Finland’s first leftist president, Mauno Koivisto who oversaw Finland’s entry into European Union, passed away on May 12, 2017, at the age of 93. He became Finland’s ninth president in 1982, and remained in office for two terms till 1994.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Finland’s first leftist president, Mauno Koivisto who oversaw Finland’s entry into European Union, passed away on May 12, 2017, at the age of 93. He became Finland’s ninth president in 1982, and remained in office for two terms till 1994.

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

    Which state has secured first rank on this year’s Public Affairs Index (PAI), compiled on basis of a survey by Bengaluru-based think-tank Public Affairs Centre (PAC)?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    In the overall rankings of large states, Kerala was followed by Tamil Nadu at second position and Gujarat at third position. This year’s bottom three large states – Bihar (18th), Jharkhand (17th) and Odisha (16th) – ranked at the same position even in 2016.

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    Explanation :
    In the overall rankings of large states, Kerala was followed by Tamil Nadu at second position and Gujarat at third position. This year’s bottom three large states – Bihar (18th), Jharkhand (17th) and Odisha (16th) – ranked at the same position even in 2016.

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

    India has ranked ______ in World Bank’s electricity accessibility ranking for the current year

    Correct

    Explanation :
    India has ranked 26th in World Bank’s electricity accessibility ranking for the current year. This marks a remarkable jump of 73 places from 99th rank in 2014. This improvement has been on account of several initiatives taken by Indian Govt.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    India has ranked 26th in World Bank’s electricity accessibility ranking for the current year. This marks a remarkable jump of 73 places from 99th rank in 2014. This improvement has been on account of several initiatives taken by Indian Govt.

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

    Govardhan Eco Village, set up by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in adjoining _____ district, has won ‘Smart Village’ award for being a sustainable project in rural Maharashtra.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The award, “Smart Village,” has been instituted by the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), which also gives awards in various other categories. The award was received by Nimai Lila Das, Chief Sustainability Officer of Govardhan Eco Village, in New Delhi on May 13, 2017.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The award, “Smart Village,” has been instituted by the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), which also gives awards in various other categories. The award was received by Nimai Lila Das, Chief Sustainability Officer of Govardhan Eco Village, in New Delhi on May 13, 2017.

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

    Which State Govt. has formed ‘Maa’ committee to keep a check on the quality of mid-day meal being served in primary schools?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    In view of a number of complaints related to quality of mid-day meal being served in primary schools, Uttar Pradesh State Government has formed ‘Maa’ committee in every school. It will be a committee of six mothers, from all sections of society, whose students are studying in that school. From cleanliness in kitchen, to quality of food being served to children, they will keep an eye on minute details.

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    Explanation :
    In view of a number of complaints related to quality of mid-day meal being served in primary schools, Uttar Pradesh State Government has formed ‘Maa’ committee in every school. It will be a committee of six mothers, from all sections of society, whose students are studying in that school. From cleanliness in kitchen, to quality of food being served to children, they will keep an eye on minute details.

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

    Who among the following has been conferred with the first Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Lifetime Achievement Honour in Public Service by President Pranab Mukherjee?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    The award was conferred during the first Bhairon Singh Shekhawat memorial lecture delivered by the President. Chamling was first elected to power in 1994 and has continued to be Chief Minister of Sikkim for 22 years.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    The award was conferred during the first Bhairon Singh Shekhawat memorial lecture delivered by the President. Chamling was first elected to power in 1994 and has continued to be Chief Minister of Sikkim for 22 years.

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

    ___________, a 44-year-old Nepalese mountaineer has broken her own world record for the most Everest summits by a woman after scaling the world’s tallest peak for the eighth time.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Lhakpa Sherpa, the mother of three, conquered Mt Everest for the eighth time from Tibetan side. Without having any formal training on mountain climbing, Lhakpa, who grew up with 11 siblings, first climbed Mt Everest from Nepal side in 2000. She wants to climb Mt Everest for 10 times.

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    Explanation :
    Lhakpa Sherpa, the mother of three, conquered Mt Everest for the eighth time from Tibetan side. Without having any formal training on mountain climbing, Lhakpa, who grew up with 11 siblings, first climbed Mt Everest from Nepal side in 2000. She wants to climb Mt Everest for 10 times.

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

    Who among the following became the first Indian to win a race in the GP3 Series in Barcelona, Spain?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Arjun Maini drives for Jenzer Motorsports and is supported by JK Racing and TVS. Following this win, Arjun moved to third place in the driver’s championship standings. Nirei Fukuzumi of Japan is at the first place.

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    Explanation :
    Arjun Maini drives for Jenzer Motorsports and is supported by JK Racing and TVS. Following this win, Arjun moved to third place in the driver’s championship standings. Nirei Fukuzumi of Japan is at the first place.

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

    Which Formula 1 racing driver recently won Spanish Grand Prix?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Lewis Hamilton has won Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix. It is Hamilton’s 55th career win and second win of the season. Runner-up of Spanish Grand Prix is Sebastian Vettel.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Lewis Hamilton has won Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix. It is Hamilton’s 55th career win and second win of the season. Runner-up of Spanish Grand Prix is Sebastian Vettel.

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

    Union Minister for Chemical and Fertilizers, Ananth Kumarhas announced that two centres of the Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET) will be set up in:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    These centres will help to meet industry requirements for plastic engineers and technicians. As the technology is required in all sectors from agriculture to space exploration, these centres will help make the country self-sufficient in this field. Mr. Kumar mentioned that a plastic park will be set up over a 75 acre land in Panipat at a cost of Rs 1,500 crore, while a pharma park will be set in over a 100 acre land in Karnal.

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    Explanation :
    These centres will help to meet industry requirements for plastic engineers and technicians. As the technology is required in all sectors from agriculture to space exploration, these centres will help make the country self-sufficient in this field. Mr. Kumar mentioned that a plastic park will be set up over a 75 acre land in Panipat at a cost of Rs 1,500 crore, while a pharma park will be set in over a 100 acre land in Karnal.

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

    Which two entities will jointly inspect the excavation being carried out at an archaeological site in Haryana’s Fatehabad district to verify claims of it being the oldest civilisation in the world?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Archaeologists have recovered artefacts pre-dating the Harappan Civilisation from the site, located in village Kunal in Fatehabad district.  NASA and ISRO inspection is likely to be done by October 2017.

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    Explanation :
    Archaeologists have recovered artefacts pre-dating the Harappan Civilisation from the site, located in village Kunal in Fatehabad district.  NASA and ISRO inspection is likely to be done by October 2017.

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

    Indian has ranked _____ among 40 countries on ‘Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index’ 2017 released by Ernst and Young (EY)

    Correct

    Explanation :
    India maintained its upward trajectory on the index on account of Central Government’s programme to build 175 GW in renewable energy generation by year 2022. This initiative is in direction to realise a larger vision wherein renewable energy will account for 40% of installed capacity by year 2040.

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    Explanation :
    India maintained its upward trajectory on the index on account of Central Government’s programme to build 175 GW in renewable energy generation by year 2022. This initiative is in direction to realise a larger vision wherein renewable energy will account for 40% of installed capacity by year 2040.

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

    India has launched the process to export ‘Ujala’ to ___________with affordable ‘Made in India’ LED bulbs.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Ujala is globally one of the largest efficiency programmes and is being run by Energy Efficiency Services Ltd, an energy services company promoted by Indian state-run power majors. Through this initiative, the government plans to replace all 770 million inefficient incandescent and CFL (compact fluorescent lamps in the country with LED (light emitting diode) bulbs.

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    Explanation :
    Ujala is globally one of the largest efficiency programmes and is being run by Energy Efficiency Services Ltd, an energy services company promoted by Indian state-run power majors. Through this initiative, the government plans to replace all 770 million inefficient incandescent and CFL (compact fluorescent lamps in the country with LED (light emitting diode) bulbs.

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

    Edouard Philippe has been named as Prime Minister of which European country?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    France’s centrist president, Emmanuel Macron, has appointed a prime minister from the right to lead his bid for a parliamentary majority in June’s elections and push through his plans to loosen strict labour laws. Édouard Philippe, the mayor of the Normandy port town Le Havre, comes from Les Républicains, the party that was headed by Nicolas Sarkozy until last year.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    France’s centrist president, Emmanuel Macron, has appointed a prime minister from the right to lead his bid for a parliamentary majority in June’s elections and push through his plans to loosen strict labour laws. Édouard Philippe, the mayor of the Normandy port town Le Havre, comes from Les Républicains, the party that was headed by Nicolas Sarkozy until last year.

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

    On May 15, 2017, SpaceX launched a communications satellite for which mobile broadband company?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite, built by Boeing, blasted off atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, US on May 15, 2017. SpaceX confirmed that the satellite was successfully deployed to a distant, geostationary orbit. This satellite is the fourth in Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) constellation, aimed at providing high-speed mobile broadband service.

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    Explanation :
    Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite, built by Boeing, blasted off atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, US on May 15, 2017. SpaceX confirmed that the satellite was successfully deployed to a distant, geostationary orbit. This satellite is the fourth in Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) constellation, aimed at providing high-speed mobile broadband service.

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

    Which date is observed as ‘National Dengue Day’ in India?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    National Dengue Day is observed on 16th of May by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India. The aim of this day is to control Dengue by creating awareness and initiating preventive actions.

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    Explanation :
    National Dengue Day is observed on 16th of May by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India. The aim of this day is to control Dengue by creating awareness and initiating preventive actions.

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

    Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal to establish Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) in which state with 100% outlay of central government?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    IARI-Assam would be a Post-Graduate Institute of higher learning in agricultural education covering all sectors of agriculture.  The institute will work on the agrarian challenges and complexities of North Eastern India.

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    Explanation :
    IARI-Assam would be a Post-Graduate Institute of higher learning in agricultural education covering all sectors of agriculture.  The institute will work on the agrarian challenges and complexities of North Eastern India.

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

    India’s first Aquatic Rainbow Technology Park, an ultra modern exclusive facility for ornamental fish equipped with multi-species hatchery and live feed culture units will come up at:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The Rs 10 crore facility, being funded by the Tamil Nadu Innovation Initiatives of the state government, would be equipped with advanced infrastructure and technical expertise for boosting production of high value ornamental fish species.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The Rs 10 crore facility, being funded by the Tamil Nadu Innovation Initiatives of the state government, would be equipped with advanced infrastructure and technical expertise for boosting production of high value ornamental fish species.

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

    As per the report of a survey carried out by the Quality Council of India, ____________has been adjudged as the cleanest railway station among busiest stations in India

    Correct

    Explanation :
    As per the report of a survey carried out by the Quality Council of India, Visakhapatnam railway station in Andhra Pradesh has been adjudged as the cleanest, whereas Darbhanga railway station in Bihar is the dirtiest among busiest stations in India. The report of the survey was released by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on May 17, 2017.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    As per the report of a survey carried out by the Quality Council of India, Visakhapatnam railway station in Andhra Pradesh has been adjudged as the cleanest, whereas Darbhanga railway station in Bihar is the dirtiest among busiest stations in India. The report of the survey was released by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on May 17, 2017.

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

    Indian scientist _____________ has won the prestigious Dan David prize for his contribution in the field of astronomy.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Shrinivas Kulkarni is a professor of astrophysics and planetary science at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. Prof. Kulkarni is a pioneer and leading figure in time-domain astrophysics across the electromagnetic spectrum who built and conducted the Palomar Transient Factory, a large-area survey of the night sky in search of variable and transient phenomena.

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    Explanation :
    Shrinivas Kulkarni is a professor of astrophysics and planetary science at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. Prof. Kulkarni is a pioneer and leading figure in time-domain astrophysics across the electromagnetic spectrum who built and conducted the Palomar Transient Factory, a large-area survey of the night sky in search of variable and transient phenomena.

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

    Who among the following has been given the additional charge of Environment Ministry, due to the sudden demise of Anil Madhav Dave.?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    President Pranab Mukherjee, as advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has directed that Cabinet Minister Harsh Vardhan shall be assigned the charge of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, in addition to his exiting portfolios.

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    Explanation :
    President Pranab Mukherjee, as advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has directed that Cabinet Minister Harsh Vardhan shall be assigned the charge of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, in addition to his exiting portfolios.

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

    What was the 2017 theme of ‘World Hypertension Day, observed on May 17, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    World Hypertension Day is a day designated and initiated by The World Hypertension League (WHL), which is itself an umbrella to organizations of 85 national hypertension societies and leagues. The day was initiated to increase the awareness of hypertension. This was especially important because of the lack of appropriate knowledge among hypertensive patients.

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    Explanation :
    World Hypertension Day is a day designated and initiated by The World Hypertension League (WHL), which is itself an umbrella to organizations of 85 national hypertension societies and leagues. The day was initiated to increase the awareness of hypertension. This was especially important because of the lack of appropriate knowledge among hypertensive patients.

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

    On May 14, 2017, Mahmoud Abbas arrived in India for a 4-day official visit. Mahmoud Abbas is the President of:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    During the course of his visit, Mr. Abbas held extensive talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on key bilateral, regional and international issues including the Middle East peace process. On May 16, 2017, India and Palestine signed 5 MoUs.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    During the course of his visit, Mr. Abbas held extensive talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on key bilateral, regional and international issues including the Middle East peace process. On May 16, 2017, India and Palestine signed 5 MoUs.

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

    A team of doctors in Pune has successfully performed country’s first ______ transplant on a 21-year-old woman

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The woman, who suffers from congenital absence of uterus since birth, was fitted with her mother’s womb so that she can conceive normally. The minimally invasive retrieval of the womb carried out mainly through key hole surgery and its subsequent transplant performed only through open surgery took nine hours.

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    Explanation :
    The woman, who suffers from congenital absence of uterus since birth, was fitted with her mother’s womb so that she can conceive normally. The minimally invasive retrieval of the womb carried out mainly through key hole surgery and its subsequent transplant performed only through open surgery took nine hours.

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

    India has ranked at which position on health care index in Lancet medical journal’s report titled ‘Global Burden of Disease’?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    India’ index score was 44.8, which marks an improvement of 14.1 points as compared to 1990.  However, India has underperformed in treating tuberculosis, diabetes, rheumatic heart diseases and chronic kidney disease.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    India’ index score was 44.8, which marks an improvement of 14.1 points as compared to 1990.  However, India has underperformed in treating tuberculosis, diabetes, rheumatic heart diseases and chronic kidney disease.

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

    SIMBEX-17′ was the bilateral exercise between navies of which two countries?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Indian Naval Ships Shivalik, Sahyadri, Jyoti and Kamorta and one P8-I Maritime Patrol and Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft participated in “SIMBEX-17′ bilateral Naval Exercise between Navies of the Republic of Singapore and India held in South China Sea.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Indian Naval Ships Shivalik, Sahyadri, Jyoti and Kamorta and one P8-I Maritime Patrol and Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft participated in “SIMBEX-17′ bilateral Naval Exercise between Navies of the Republic of Singapore and India held in South China Sea.

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

    Which among the following has become the first private airline to get a licence to fly under UDAN, the government’s regional connectivity scheme?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Turbo Megha Airways is a Hyderabad-based airline which flies as TruJet. It is one of the five operators who have been awarded a total of 128 routes under the UDAN scheme. The airline will use three ATR-72 aircraft, and will add more planes later.

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    Explanation :
    Turbo Megha Airways is a Hyderabad-based airline which flies as TruJet. It is one of the five operators who have been awarded a total of 128 routes under the UDAN scheme. The airline will use three ATR-72 aircraft, and will add more planes later.

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

    Which among the following entity has received 2014 Indira Gandhi Peace Prize?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    On May 18, 2017, Former Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh presented the 2014 Indira Gandhi Peace Prize to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) at a function in New Delhi. The prize was announced in the year 2014 by the jury headed by the Vice President M. Hamid Ansari.

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    Explanation :
    On May 18, 2017, Former Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh presented the 2014 Indira Gandhi Peace Prize to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) at a function in New Delhi. The prize was announced in the year 2014 by the jury headed by the Vice President M. Hamid Ansari.

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

    Who among the following is the author of the book ‘Metaphysics, Morals and Politics’?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    President Pranab Mukherjee received the first copy of book ‘Metaphysics, Morals and Politics’ from Prof. Amal Kumar Mukhopadhyay on May 18, 2017 in Kolkata, West Bengal. In 1961, as a state scholar of the Government of West Bengal, Prof. Mukhopadhyay joined as a research scholar at the London School of Economics and began his Ph.D. research on T.H. Green, the 19th century English idealist political philosopher.

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    Explanation :
    President Pranab Mukherjee received the first copy of book ‘Metaphysics, Morals and Politics’ from Prof. Amal Kumar Mukhopadhyay on May 18, 2017 in Kolkata, West Bengal. In 1961, as a state scholar of the Government of West Bengal, Prof. Mukhopadhyay joined as a research scholar at the London School of Economics and began his Ph.D. research on T.H. Green, the 19th century English idealist political philosopher.

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

    Which State Government has announced to develop Bhindawas Bird Sanctuary as a beautiful tourist resort?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced that Bhindawas Bird Sanctuary in Jhajjar would be developed as a beautiful tourist resort where more facilities would be provided to tap into the huge tourism potential it holds.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced that Bhindawas Bird Sanctuary in Jhajjar would be developed as a beautiful tourist resort where more facilities would be provided to tap into the huge tourism potential it holds.

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

    Annual Joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Exercise conducted by Indian Navy’s Western Naval Command, commenced on May 18, 2017 at:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Named as “KARAVALI KARUNYA”, the exercise, which involves both professional exchange and actual disaster response mechanisms is set on a Tsunami disaster scenario and will continue till 20 May, 2017.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Named as “KARAVALI KARUNYA”, the exercise, which involves both professional exchange and actual disaster response mechanisms is set on a Tsunami disaster scenario and will continue till 20 May, 2017.

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

    G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meet was held from 18th to 19th May, 2017 in:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meet was held in Bad Neuenahr, Germany from 18-19 May 2017. Germany chaired the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meet, as it currently holds the G20 presidency. The meeting focused on the theme “Towards an Inclusive Future – Shaping the World of Work”

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    Explanation :
    G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meet was held in Bad Neuenahr, Germany from 18-19 May 2017. Germany chaired the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meet, as it currently holds the G20 presidency. The meeting focused on the theme “Towards an Inclusive Future – Shaping the World of Work”

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

    Indian men’s archery team beat ________ to win the gold medal in the World Cup in Shanghai

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The Indian men’s compound team defeated Colombia to win gold on the penultimate day of the archery World Cup stage 1 championship in Shanghai, China on May 20, 2017. India was represented by Abhishek Verma, Chinna Raju Srither and Amanjeet Singh.

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    Explanation :
    The Indian men’s compound team defeated Colombia to win gold on the penultimate day of the archery World Cup stage 1 championship in Shanghai, China on May 20, 2017. India was represented by Abhishek Verma, Chinna Raju Srither and Amanjeet Singh.

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

    What was the theme for ‘World Metrology Day’ celebrated on May 20, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Metrology is the scientific study of measurement. World Metrology Day is an annual celebration to mark the signing of the Metre Convention on May 20, 1875, by representatives of 17 nations. This Convention set the framework for global collaboration in the science of measurement and in its industrial, commercial and societal applications.

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    Explanation :
    Metrology is the scientific study of measurement. World Metrology Day is an annual celebration to mark the signing of the Metre Convention on May 20, 1875, by representatives of 17 nations. This Convention set the framework for global collaboration in the science of measurement and in its industrial, commercial and societal applications.

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

    Who among the following Indian peacekeepers will be honored posthumously with UN medal?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Two Indian peacekeepers, Rifleman Brijesh Thapa and Private Ravi Kumar are among the 117 military, police and civilian personnel to be honoured with the prestigious Dag Hammarskjold Medal by the United Nations posthumously for their courage and sacrifice in the line of duty.

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    Explanation :
    Two Indian peacekeepers, Rifleman Brijesh Thapa and Private Ravi Kumar are among the 117 military, police and civilian personnel to be honoured with the prestigious Dag Hammarskjold Medal by the United Nations posthumously for their courage and sacrifice in the line of duty.

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

    On May 22, 2017, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off India’s first high-speed and feature rich train ‘Tejas Express’ that will run between:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The new premium train will run five days a week between Mumbai and Karmali in Goa. During the monsoon season, it will run three days a week. The 20-coach modern train has executive class and chair class with the coaches having tea and coffee vending machines, magazines and snacks tables.

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    Explanation :
    The new premium train will run five days a week between Mumbai and Karmali in Goa. During the monsoon season, it will run three days a week. The 20-coach modern train has executive class and chair class with the coaches having tea and coffee vending machines, magazines and snacks tables.

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

    Azraq refugee camp in __________ has become the first refugee camp in the world to be powered by renewable energy

    Correct

    Explanation :
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has switched on Azraq’s new two-megawatt solar photovoltaic plant. It will provide clean energy free of charge to some 20,000 Syrian refugees living in shelters that have been linked up to the electricity grid. The grid is due to be expanded to all 36,000 refugees currently residing in the camp by early next year.

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    Explanation :
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has switched on Azraq’s new two-megawatt solar photovoltaic plant. It will provide clean energy free of charge to some 20,000 Syrian refugees living in shelters that have been linked up to the electricity grid. The grid is due to be expanded to all 36,000 refugees currently residing in the camp by early next year.

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

    Which life insurance company has announced the launch of Artificial Intelligence-based insurance email bot ‘SPOK’?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    HDFC Life has announced the launch of an artificial intelligence-based application named ‘SPOK’ that can automatically read, understand, categorise, prioritise and respond to customer emails within milliseconds. The deployment of SPOK will improve customer experience, while providing the support staff with the bandwidth to focus on customer satisfaction.

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    Explanation:
    HDFC Life has announced the launch of an artificial intelligence-based application named ‘SPOK’ that can automatically read, understand, categorise, prioritise and respond to customer emails within milliseconds. The deployment of SPOK will improve customer experience, while providing the support staff with the bandwidth to focus on customer satisfaction.

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

    Bollywood actress, ________ has received the ‘International Humanitarian Award’ at the second annual Asian Voice Charity Awards.

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Jacqueline has been given this award for her humanitarian work in India and abroad. Since past five years, she has been closely working with a non-profit organisation called ‘Habitat for Humanity’ which builds affordable houses for poor. These awards have been instituted by Asian Voice, leading British Asian news weekly.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    Jacqueline has been given this award for her humanitarian work in India and abroad. Since past five years, she has been closely working with a non-profit organisation called ‘Habitat for Humanity’ which builds affordable houses for poor. These awards have been instituted by Asian Voice, leading British Asian news weekly.

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

    _____________, a 43-year-old UK entrepreneur has become the first India-born woman to be elected as a councillor to a ward in the UK

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Rehana Ameer, who was born and raised in Chennai, contested from Vintry ward in the City of London County as an independent candidate. She was elected as a councillor to the Court of Common Council, becoming the first India-born woman to be elected to the City of London Corporation.

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    Explanation:
    Rehana Ameer, who was born and raised in Chennai, contested from Vintry ward in the City of London County as an independent candidate. She was elected as a councillor to the Court of Common Council, becoming the first India-born woman to be elected to the City of London Corporation.

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

    Which team won the final match of Federation Cup football tournament, held on May 21, 2017 in Cuttack, Odisha?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    On May 21, 2017, Bengaluru FC beat Mohun Bagan 2-0 to be crowned the Federation Cup champions at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack, Odisha. This victory will bring solace for Bengaluru FC, who finished at fourth position in the I-League.

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    Explanation:
    On May 21, 2017, Bengaluru FC beat Mohun Bagan 2-0 to be crowned the Federation Cup champions at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack, Odisha. This victory will bring solace for Bengaluru FC, who finished at fourth position in the I-League.

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

    Mumbai Indians (MI) won the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 title by defeating ________ in the final match.

    Correct

    Explanation:
    On May 21, 2017, Mumbai Indians (MI) defeated Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in the Grand Finale by a margin of 1 run to win the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 title. This final match of IPL 2017 was played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    On May 21, 2017, Mumbai Indians (MI) defeated Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in the Grand Finale by a margin of 1 run to win the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 title. This final match of IPL 2017 was played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

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

    Which State Government has decided to form ‘good morning’ squads to monitor and prevent open defecation in villages and districts across the state?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    These squads will comprise representatives of local bodies, self-help groups, NGOs, students and social workers working in the area of sanitation and cleanliness. These squads have been asked to keep an eye on the areas where this practice is prevalent and to ensure that locals have access to toilets there.

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    Explanation :
    These squads will comprise representatives of local bodies, self-help groups, NGOs, students and social workers working in the area of sanitation and cleanliness. These squads have been asked to keep an eye on the areas where this practice is prevalent and to ensure that locals have access to toilets there.

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

    According to data released by the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF), India has emerged as the ______ largest stainless steel producer in the world after China. 

    Correct

    Explanation :
    India overtook Japan as the second-largest producer in 2016, according to data released by the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF). India’s stainless steel production rose to 3.32 million tonne in 2016 showing an impressive growth of about 9% over 3 million tonne it produced in 2015.

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    Explanation :
    India overtook Japan as the second-largest producer in 2016, according to data released by the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF). India’s stainless steel production rose to 3.32 million tonne in 2016 showing an impressive growth of about 9% over 3 million tonne it produced in 2015.

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

    2nd India-OPEC Institutional Dialogue was held on May 22, 2017 in:

    Correct

    Explanation:
    On May 22, 2017, Dharmendra Pradhan – Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, co-chaired the 2nd India-OPEC Institutional Dialogue at the OPEC headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Mr. Pradhan held a one-to-one meeting with Mr. Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo – Secretary General of OPEC.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    On May 22, 2017, Dharmendra Pradhan – Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, co-chaired the 2nd India-OPEC Institutional Dialogue at the OPEC headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Mr. Pradhan held a one-to-one meeting with Mr. Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo – Secretary General of OPEC.

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

    Japan is going to build a World War – II museum in which Indian state?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Japan is going to build a war museum at the hillock at Maiba Lokpa in Bishnupur district, Manipur, where a Japanese camp was located during World War II. About 70,000 Japanese soldiers had died in battles from March to June 1944 in Imphal and Kohima.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    Japan is going to build a war museum at the hillock at Maiba Lokpa in Bishnupur district, Manipur, where a Japanese camp was located during World War II. About 70,000 Japanese soldiers had died in battles from March to June 1944 in Imphal and Kohima.

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

    Which private sector bank has launched a new trading platform called “Selfie” for customers  ?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Federal Bank, in association with Geojit, has launched a new trading platform called “Selfie” for customers. Designed and managed by Geojit, the trading platform will give its users absolute control over their investments with timely research inputs to make sound investment decisions.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    Federal Bank, in association with Geojit, has launched a new trading platform called “Selfie” for customers. Designed and managed by Geojit, the trading platform will give its users absolute control over their investments with timely research inputs to make sound investment decisions.

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

    Who among the following has won this year’s WWF International President’s Award for his efforts to change attitudes towards nature?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    The award is the top accolade given by WWF to recognise leadership in young conservationists who are under the age of 30 from around the world. The award ceremony was held recently in Manado, Indonesia. Avid bird watcher, Rohan Chakravarty draws cartoons centred on conservation issues under the banner of Green Humour, a comic strip that is being distributed internationally.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    The award is the top accolade given by WWF to recognise leadership in young conservationists who are under the age of 30 from around the world. The award ceremony was held recently in Manado, Indonesia. Avid bird watcher, Rohan Chakravarty draws cartoons centred on conservation issues under the banner of Green Humour, a comic strip that is being distributed internationally.

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

    Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, recently released the book ‘India 2017 Yearbook’. Who is the author of this book?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    The Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh has released the book ‘India 2017 Yearbook’ authored by the Union Home Secretary, Rajiv Mehrishi. The book is a comprehensive compendium of all data and facts related to the Indian Union, including geographical information.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    The Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh has released the book ‘India 2017 Yearbook’ authored by the Union Home Secretary, Rajiv Mehrishi. The book is a comprehensive compendium of all data and facts related to the Indian Union, including geographical information.

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

    On May 24, 2017, Union Minister of State for Communications (Independent Charge), Shri Manoj Sinha launched satellite phone service of which telecom operator?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    In the first phase, this service will be provided to agencies handling a disaster, state police, railways, Border Security Force and other government agencies. In the later phase, people travelling in flight and on ships will be able to use this service. BSNL’s satellite phone service will be enabled by INMARSAT which has a constellation of geostationary communication satellites.

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    Explanation :
    In the first phase, this service will be provided to agencies handling a disaster, state police, railways, Border Security Force and other government agencies. In the later phase, people travelling in flight and on ships will be able to use this service. BSNL’s satellite phone service will be enabled by INMARSAT which has a constellation of geostationary communication satellites.

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

    Swachh Bharat App” has been launched in ________ under Ministry of Culture by the Minister of State (I/C) for Culture & Tourism Dr. Mahesh Sharma

    Correct

    Explanation :
    At present, this App is available for Android Mobile phones. When you are in the Museum it will deliver you the message about Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and ask you to report the garbage around you. All you need is to enable the Bluetooth of your mobile device. Even if you do not have the App installed then also you will be delivered the message by Google about the Swachh Bharat Abiyan which will give you the link to install the App. Once you start the App it will ask to take photograph of the garbage and write the comment and just submit. It will be reported to the authority on the backend

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    At present, this App is available for Android Mobile phones. When you are in the Museum it will deliver you the message about Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and ask you to report the garbage around you. All you need is to enable the Bluetooth of your mobile device. Even if you do not have the App installed then also you will be delivered the message by Google about the Swachh Bharat Abiyan which will give you the link to install the App. Once you start the App it will ask to take photograph of the garbage and write the comment and just submit. It will be reported to the authority on the backend

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

    Which among the following nation ratified the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Framework Pact on May 22, 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The world’s smallest nation, Nauru has ratified the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Framework Pact.  Aaron Cook, Nauru’s Commerce, Industry and Environment Minister handed over the ratification document to Union Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs Minister Arun Jaitley on May 22, 2017.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The world’s smallest nation, Nauru has ratified the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Framework Pact.  Aaron Cook, Nauru’s Commerce, Industry and Environment Minister handed over the ratification document to Union Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs Minister Arun Jaitley on May 22, 2017.

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

    3rd Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Inter-sessional Ministerial Meeting was held on 21-22 May 2017 in:

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Trade Ministers of all 16 RCEP countries participated in this meeting. Indian delegation to this meeting was led by Union Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. As Philippines is currently holding the Presidency of ASEAN, the RCEP Inter-sessional Ministerial Meeting was chaired by Ramon Lopez – Trade Minister and Industry Minister of Philippines.

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    Explanation :
    Trade Ministers of all 16 RCEP countries participated in this meeting. Indian delegation to this meeting was led by Union Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. As Philippines is currently holding the Presidency of ASEAN, the RCEP Inter-sessional Ministerial Meeting was chaired by Ramon Lopez – Trade Minister and Industry Minister of Philippines.

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

    On May 22, 2017, which police force, officially inducted world’s first operational robot police officer ‘Robocop’?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The Robocop – standing 1.7 metres tall and weighing 100 kilograms – is equipped with an emotion detector which can recognise gestures and hand signals from up to 1.5 metres away. It can detect a person’s emotions and facial expressions, and can change its own expression and greetings accordingly to put people at ease. The Robocop will use facial recognition software to help human police officers identify and catch offenders, as well as broadcast live video feeds.

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    Explanation :
    The Robocop – standing 1.7 metres tall and weighing 100 kilograms – is equipped with an emotion detector which can recognise gestures and hand signals from up to 1.5 metres away. It can detect a person’s emotions and facial expressions, and can change its own expression and greetings accordingly to put people at ease. The Robocop will use facial recognition software to help human police officers identify and catch offenders, as well as broadcast live video feeds.

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

    Who among the following has been voted as the new Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO)?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    On May 23, 2017, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia was voted as the new Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). He is the first African ever to hold this post. Dr Tedros replaces Dr Margaret Chan of China, who has held this post from 2006

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    Explanation :
    On May 23, 2017, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia was voted as the new Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). He is the first African ever to hold this post. Dr Tedros replaces Dr Margaret Chan of China, who has held this post from 2006

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

    _________ and IFFCO have rolled out their first set of co-branded debit cards for farmers as part of a novel initiative to push digitalisation and cashless economy.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    In February 2017, Bank of Baroda and IFFCO had entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in this regard. The co-branded debit cards, with inbuilt overdraft of Rs. 2,500 in special savings bank account, could be used for purchase of various agri products at IFFCO sale counters.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    In February 2017, Bank of Baroda and IFFCO had entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in this regard. The co-branded debit cards, with inbuilt overdraft of Rs. 2,500 in special savings bank account, could be used for purchase of various agri products at IFFCO sale counters.

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

    On May 10, 2017, ________, the world’s largest aircraft, successfully completed a test flight by flying for a total of 180 minutes in Cardington, UK.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The hybrid aircraft dubbed the Airlander 10 combines technology from airplanes, helicopters and airships. It is designed to fly at altitudes of 6,100 meters for up to five days when manned. With a length of 92 metres, it is the largest aircraft currently flying.

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    Explanation :
    The hybrid aircraft dubbed the Airlander 10 combines technology from airplanes, helicopters and airships. It is designed to fly at altitudes of 6,100 meters for up to five days when manned. With a length of 92 metres, it is the largest aircraft currently flying.

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

    Who among the following has won the coveted International Cricketer of the Year award at the CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) International awards 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The award was presented to Ashwin by former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar and Harsh Goenka, Chairman of RPG Enterprises, at a function held at the Cricket Club of India. Ashwin has taken 99 wickets in the past 12 months.

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    Explanation :
    The award was presented to Ashwin by former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar and Harsh Goenka, Chairman of RPG Enterprises, at a function held at the Cricket Club of India. Ashwin has taken 99 wickets in the past 12 months.

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

    Who is the author of the book “Winning like Virat: Think & Succeed like Kohli”?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The Book titled “Winning like Virat: Think & Succeed like Kohli” by Abhirup Bhattacharya unravels the secrets of Virat Kohli’s consistent form, while attempting to decode his philosophy towards life.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    The Book titled “Winning like Virat: Think & Succeed like Kohli” by Abhirup Bhattacharya unravels the secrets of Virat Kohli’s consistent form, while attempting to decode his philosophy towards life.

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

    Which State Govt. has launched e-plant clinics for reaching out to the farmers and take the technological innovations and research to the field?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Jammu and Kashmir Agriculture Minister Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura batted for making farmers aware of the latest technologies to enhance production in the sector. He made the remarks while launching the e-plant clinics, a workshop organised by Department of Agriculture in collaboration with Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI), South Asia in Jammu.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Jammu and Kashmir Agriculture Minister Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura batted for making farmers aware of the latest technologies to enhance production in the sector. He made the remarks while launching the e-plant clinics, a workshop organised by Department of Agriculture in collaboration with Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI), South Asia in Jammu.

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

    India’s first underwater rail tunnel has been completed ahead of schedule. This tunnel has been built under which river?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Engineers and employees of Afcons Transtonnelstroy and Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation Ltd, the two entities implementing the East West Metro have completed boring the country’s first tunnel under the Hooghly river for establishing metro link between Howrah and Kolkata. Rachna, a giant tunnel-boring machine (TBM), was deployed to dig the underwater tunnel that runs a length of 502 metres under the river.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Engineers and employees of Afcons Transtonnelstroy and Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation Ltd, the two entities implementing the East West Metro have completed boring the country’s first tunnel under the Hooghly river for establishing metro link between Howrah and Kolkata. Rachna, a giant tunnel-boring machine (TBM), was deployed to dig the underwater tunnel that runs a length of 502 metres under the river.

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

    As per UN Habitat data, Mumbai ranks _________ in the list of 10 most densely populated cities in the world.

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Dhaka tops the list with 44500 people per sq km density while Mumbai with 31700 ranks second in the list of 10 most densely populated cities in the world. Kota in Rajasthan is world’s 7th most densely populated city.

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Dhaka tops the list with 44500 people per sq km density while Mumbai with 31700 ranks second in the list of 10 most densely populated cities in the world. Kota in Rajasthan is world’s 7th most densely populated city.

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

    Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has allowed up to _____ % of vegetable fats in chocolates