November Current Affairs Mock Test 2017

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

    What is the theme of 9th edition of ‘CMS Vatavaran’, a global film festival on environment and wildlife?

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    Explanation:
    The 9th edition of ‘CMS Vatavaran’, a global film festival on environment and wildlife, will begin on November 2, 2017 in New Delhi. 113 films, including four films from Kashmir will be showcased during this five-day film festival, ‘CMS Vatavaran’. Theme of CMS Vatavaran is “Conservation 4 Water”. Seminars, workshops, exhibitions and an award ceremony focusing on the environmental, social and economic aspects of water conservation will also be held during the course of this film festival.

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    Explanation:
    The 9th edition of ‘CMS Vatavaran’, a global film festival on environment and wildlife, will begin on November 2, 2017 in New Delhi. 113 films, including four films from Kashmir will be showcased during this five-day film festival, ‘CMS Vatavaran’. Theme of CMS Vatavaran is “Conservation 4 Water”. Seminars, workshops, exhibitions and an award ceremony focusing on the environmental, social and economic aspects of water conservation will also be held during the course of this film festival.

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

    What is the maximum age of joining the National Pension System (NPS)?

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    Explanation:
    Union Ministry of Finance increased the maximum age of joining the National Pension System (NPS) from the existing 60 years to 65 years. On account of this decision, subscribers who are willing to join NPS at the later stage of life i.e. after attaining the age of 60 will be able to avail the benefits of NPS.

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    Explanation:
    Union Ministry of Finance increased the maximum age of joining the National Pension System (NPS) from the existing 60 years to 65 years. On account of this decision, subscribers who are willing to join NPS at the later stage of life i.e. after attaining the age of 60 will be able to avail the benefits of NPS.

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

    Whose statue will be the world’s tallest statue surpassing the Spring Temple Buddha statue in China?

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    Explanation:
    Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA)approved Maharashtra State government’s application to increase the height of the proposed statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj (off the coast of Mumbai) from the earlier 192 metres to 210 metres. With an approval for 210 metres height, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s statue will be world’s tallest statue surpassing the Spring Temple Buddha statue in China which stands 208 metres tall.

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    Explanation:
    Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA)approved Maharashtra State government’s application to increase the height of the proposed statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj (off the coast of Mumbai) from the earlier 192 metres to 210 metres. With an approval for 210 metres height, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s statue will be world’s tallest statue surpassing the Spring Temple Buddha statue in China which stands 208 metres tall.

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

    What is India’s position on World Bank’s latest edition of ‘ease of doing business’ index?

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    Explanation:
    India has leaped to 100th rank out of 190 countries on World Bank’s latest edition of ‘ease of doing business’ index. This marks a forward leap of 30 places as compared to 130th rank in the previous edition of the index. In the report titled ‘Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs’, India has been recognised as one of the top 10 improvers in this year’s assessment.

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    Explanation:
    India has leaped to 100th rank out of 190 countries on World Bank’s latest edition of ‘ease of doing business’ index. This marks a forward leap of 30 places as compared to 130th rank in the previous edition of the index. In the report titled ‘Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs’, India has been recognised as one of the top 10 improvers in this year’s assessment.

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

    Which country will host the 2018 Asian Cricket Council (ACC)?

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    Explanation:
    Pakistan will host the next Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Emerging Nations Cup in April 2018. The 2018 Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Emerging Nations Cup would be held in Pakistan in more than one city. This was announced by PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) chairman Najam Sethi. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) chairman Thilanga Sumithipala said that, his team is interested to participate in the 2018 Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Emerging Nations Cup in Pakistan.

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    Explanation:
    Pakistan will host the next Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Emerging Nations Cup in April 2018. The 2018 Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Emerging Nations Cup would be held in Pakistan in more than one city. This was announced by PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) chairman Najam Sethi. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) chairman Thilanga Sumithipala said that, his team is interested to participate in the 2018 Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Emerging Nations Cup in Pakistan.

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

    Which Indian state ranked at top in the first ever Gender Vulnerability Index (GVI) released by child rights organisation ‘Plan India’?

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    Explanation:
    Goa ranked at top and Bihar featured at the lowest in the first ever Gender Vulnerability Index (GVI) released by child rights organisation ‘Plan India’. GVI provides information on nature and magnitude of various problems affecting children, particularly girls, in difficult circumstances. Goa has topped the index with a GVI score of 0.656, whereas Bihar is at the bottom of the table with a GVI score of 0.410.

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    Explanation:
    Goa ranked at top and Bihar featured at the lowest in the first ever Gender Vulnerability Index (GVI) released by child rights organisation ‘Plan India’. GVI provides information on nature and magnitude of various problems affecting children, particularly girls, in difficult circumstances. Goa has topped the index with a GVI score of 0.656, whereas Bihar is at the bottom of the table with a GVI score of 0.410.

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

    Who is the chairman of recently reconstituted Inter-State Council?

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    Explanation:
    The Inter-State Council, has been reconstituted with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as its Chairman and six Union ministers and all chief ministers as members. Inter-State Council investigates and advises on disputes between states.

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    Explanation:
    The Inter-State Council, has been reconstituted with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as its Chairman and six Union ministers and all chief ministers as members. Inter-State Council investigates and advises on disputes between states.

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

    Name the First Indian Dog Breed to be trained for Army Duty?

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    Explanation:
    Karnataka’s Mudhol Hound, an Indian dog breed, is being trained to serve in the Indian Army, making it the First Indian Dog Breed to be trained for Army Duty. The Army’s Remount and Veterinary Corps (RVC) centre is training the Mudhol Hound dogs. It has almost completed training six hounds.

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    Explanation:
    Karnataka’s Mudhol Hound, an Indian dog breed, is being trained to serve in the Indian Army, making it the First Indian Dog Breed to be trained for Army Duty. The Army’s Remount and Veterinary Corps (RVC) centre is training the Mudhol Hound dogs. It has almost completed training six hounds.

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

    What is the theme of the World’s third largest book fair, Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) 2017?

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    Explanation:
    SIBF 2017 has been organised by Sharjah Book Authority (SBA). The fair will continue for 11 days. Theme of SIBF 2017 is ‘A World in My Book’. As United Kingdom is SIBF 2017 ‘Country of Honour’, a special programme will be held featuring elite British authors and prominent literary figures. The fair showcases more than 1.5 million book titles and 1650 publishing houses from 60 countries.

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    Explanation:
    SIBF 2017 has been organised by Sharjah Book Authority (SBA). The fair will continue for 11 days. Theme of SIBF 2017 is ‘A World in My Book’. As United Kingdom is SIBF 2017 ‘Country of Honour’, a special programme will be held featuring elite British authors and prominent literary figures. The fair showcases more than 1.5 million book titles and 1650 publishing houses from 60 countries.

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

    Prabal Dostyk- 2017 is the joint exercise between India and which country?

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    Explanation:
    Indian and Kazakhstan armies began a 14-day joint exercise “Prabal Dostyk- 2017” in Himachal Pradesh, to strengthen bilateral relations and exchange skills and experience. This is the second joint military exercise between India and Kazakhstan. The first edition of “Prabal Dostyk” was held in Kazakhstan in 2016. The joint exercise is aimed at improving the military relationship between India and Kazakhstan and achieving interoperability between the two armies.

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    Explanation:
    Indian and Kazakhstan armies began a 14-day joint exercise “Prabal Dostyk- 2017” in Himachal Pradesh, to strengthen bilateral relations and exchange skills and experience. This is the second joint military exercise between India and Kazakhstan. The first edition of “Prabal Dostyk” was held in Kazakhstan in 2016. The joint exercise is aimed at improving the military relationship between India and Kazakhstan and achieving interoperability between the two armies.

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

    Who is the new CEO of Paytm Payments Bank?

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    Explanation:
    Paytm Payments Bank appointed former ICICI Bank executive Sudhanshu Jain as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Sudhanshu Jain has 14 years of experience across internal audit, finance and borrowing roles. He was earlier assistant general manager and head of borrowing at the foreign exchange desk at ICICI Bank.

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    Explanation:
    Paytm Payments Bank appointed former ICICI Bank executive Sudhanshu Jain as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Sudhanshu Jain has 14 years of experience across internal audit, finance and borrowing roles. He was earlier assistant general manager and head of borrowing at the foreign exchange desk at ICICI Bank.

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

    Which city was chosen to get India’s first black buck conservation reserve?

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    Explanation:
    Uttar Pradesh State cabinet took a decision to make India’s first conservation reserve for black buck in Meja Forest Division of Allahabad. Among five major decisions taken by Uttar Pradesh State Government during cabinet meeting on October 31, 2017, decision on black buck conservation reserve in Meja, Allahabad is considered as the most important one.

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    Explanation:
    Uttar Pradesh State cabinet took a decision to make India’s first conservation reserve for black buck in Meja Forest Division of Allahabad. Among five major decisions taken by Uttar Pradesh State Government during cabinet meeting on October 31, 2017, decision on black buck conservation reserve in Meja, Allahabad is considered as the most important one.

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

    A gate at the Feroz Shah Kotla is dedicated to which of the following cricketer?

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    Explanation:
    A gate at the Feroz Shah Kotla dedicated to cricket legend Virender Sehwag was inaugurated by the Delhi and District Cricket Association. Sehwag said it was a huge honour for him to have a gate named after him at the Kotla – the ground where he started his journey to become a great. He also said that, this gate will act as a source of inspiration for young cricketers.

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    Explanation:
    A gate at the Feroz Shah Kotla dedicated to cricket legend Virender Sehwag was inaugurated by the Delhi and District Cricket Association. Sehwag said it was a huge honour for him to have a gate named after him at the Kotla – the ground where he started his journey to become a great. He also said that, this gate will act as a source of inspiration for young cricketers.

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

    In which city Indian President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the 21st World Congress of Mental Health?

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    Explanation:
    Indian President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the 21st World Congress of Mental Health in New Delhi. It has been organised by the World Federation for Mental Health in partnership with Caring Foundation and other institutions. This is the first time, World Congress of Mental Health took place in India. As per National Mental Health Survey 2016, nearly 14 per cent of India’s population required active mental health interventions.

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    Explanation:
    Indian President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the 21st World Congress of Mental Health in New Delhi. It has been organised by the World Federation for Mental Health in partnership with Caring Foundation and other institutions. This is the first time, World Congress of Mental Health took place in India. As per National Mental Health Survey 2016, nearly 14 per cent of India’s population required active mental health interventions.

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

    Where is World’s highest motorable road constructed?

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    Explanation:
    Border Roads Organisation (BRO) under Union Ministry of Defense has constructed the world’s highest motorable road (at 19300 feet) in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. This road passes through Umlingla Top at a height of over 19,300 feet. It is a 86km long road connecting Chisumle and Demchok villages, located 230 Kms from Leh.

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    Explanation:
    Border Roads Organisation (BRO) under Union Ministry of Defense has constructed the world’s highest motorable road (at 19300 feet) in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. This road passes through Umlingla Top at a height of over 19,300 feet. It is a 86km long road connecting Chisumle and Demchok villages, located 230 Kms from Leh.

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

    According to World Economic Forum (WEF) India is in which position in Global Gender Gap Index 2017?

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    Explanation:
    India has ranked 108th out of 144 countries on Global Gender Gap Index 2017 released by World Economic Forum (WEF). This year’s rank marks a drop by 21 places as compared to previous year’s ranking.

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    Explanation:
    India has ranked 108th out of 144 countries on Global Gender Gap Index 2017 released by World Economic Forum (WEF). This year’s rank marks a drop by 21 places as compared to previous year’s ranking.

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

    Where did the Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable (AMER7) was held at?

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    Explanation:
    The 7th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable (AMER7) was held in Bangkok, Thailand. The Government of Thailand hosted the this meet. It was co-Hosted by the United Arab Emirates. Theme for AMER7 was ‘Global Energy Markets in Transition: From Vision to Action’. AMER7 started with a Welcome Reception on 1st November 2017. The Roundtable took place on 2nd November 2017. Site visits took place on 3rd November 2017.

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    Explanation:
    The 7th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable (AMER7) was held in Bangkok, Thailand. The Government of Thailand hosted the this meet. It was co-Hosted by the United Arab Emirates. Theme for AMER7 was ‘Global Energy Markets in Transition: From Vision to Action’. AMER7 started with a Welcome Reception on 1st November 2017. The Roundtable took place on 2nd November 2017. Site visits took place on 3rd November 2017.

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

    Which Armed force released Integrated Quarter Master Package Software Application in an event at South Block, New Delhi?

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    Explanation:
    Integrated Quarter Master Package (IQMP) software application was released to the Indian Army by the Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Sarath Chand, in an event at South Block, New Delhi. IQMP is a web based software developed by Army Software Development Centre in association with TCS (Tata Consultancy Services). The application automates various logistics related functions of an Army Unit.

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    Explanation:
    Integrated Quarter Master Package (IQMP) software application was released to the Indian Army by the Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Sarath Chand, in an event at South Block, New Delhi. IQMP is a web based software developed by Army Software Development Centre in association with TCS (Tata Consultancy Services). The application automates various logistics related functions of an Army Unit.

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

    In which country’s aquarium, the World’s longest living dolphin was kept, which died recently?

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    Explanation:
    Nana, a female bottlenose dolphin, died at the Shizuoka Prefecture aquarium, in Japan. Dolphin Nana recently broke a national record of staying captive at the aquarium for 15,666 days, or 42 years and 11 months. Officials at the Shizuoka Prefecture aquarium organised the ceremony in her honour, where a special residence certificate was awarded in her name.

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    Explanation:
    Nana, a female bottlenose dolphin, died at the Shizuoka Prefecture aquarium, in Japan. Dolphin Nana recently broke a national record of staying captive at the aquarium for 15,666 days, or 42 years and 11 months. Officials at the Shizuoka Prefecture aquarium organised the ceremony in her honour, where a special residence certificate was awarded in her name.

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

    Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana is a program launched by GOI, which will be benefited by whom?

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    Explanation:
    Union Minister of Communications Manoj Sinha launched a pan India scholarship program for school children called Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana to increase the reach of Philately. Abbreviation SPARSH stands for SPARSH(Scholarship for Promotion of Aptitude & Research in Stamps as a Hobby). Under this scheme annual scholarships will be awarded to children of Standard VI to IX who have good academic record

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    Explanation:
    Union Minister of Communications Manoj Sinha launched a pan India scholarship program for school children called Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana to increase the reach of Philately. Abbreviation SPARSH stands for SPARSH(Scholarship for Promotion of Aptitude & Research in Stamps as a Hobby). Under this scheme annual scholarships will be awarded to children of Standard VI to IX who have good academic record

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

    Asia’s largest cattle fair “Sonepur Mela” was organised in which state of India?

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    Explanation:
    Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi inaugurated ‘Sonepur Mela’ (in Sonpur town of Bihar). Sonepur Mela is considered as one of the biggest cattle fair in Asia. The fair will continue till December 3, 2017. It is an annual cattle fair and its origins can be traced to the Mughal era. ’Sonepur Fair’ is also known as ‘Kshetra Mela’. It is conducted at the confluence of Rivers Ganga, Gandak and Mahi.

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    Explanation:
    Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi inaugurated ‘Sonepur Mela’ (in Sonpur town of Bihar). Sonepur Mela is considered as one of the biggest cattle fair in Asia. The fair will continue till December 3, 2017. It is an annual cattle fair and its origins can be traced to the Mughal era. ’Sonepur Fair’ is also known as ‘Kshetra Mela’. It is conducted at the confluence of Rivers Ganga, Gandak and Mahi.

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

    Which Indian state announced free treatment for the Road accident victims for first 48 Hours?

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    Explanation:
    Kerala State Government has decided to formulate a ‘Trauma-Care Scheme’, under which all accident victims in Kerala will be provided necessary emergency care and treatment free-of-cost for the first 48 hours after being admitted to a hospital. All the expenses incurred by the hospital on treatment of accident victim during first 48 hours will be paid by the Kerala State Government. Kerala State Government will claim these expenses from Insurance Companies.

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    Explanation:
    Kerala State Government has decided to formulate a ‘Trauma-Care Scheme’, under which all accident victims in Kerala will be provided necessary emergency care and treatment free-of-cost for the first 48 hours after being admitted to a hospital. All the expenses incurred by the hospital on treatment of accident victim during first 48 hours will be paid by the Kerala State Government. Kerala State Government will claim these expenses from Insurance Companies.

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

    The Central Asian Country Kazakhstan, will change its name to ______________?

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    Explanation:
    Kazakhstan, a Central Asian Country will change its name to Qazaqstan. On October 27, 2017, Kazakhstan Government announced that it will appoint a national committee to oversee the country’s transition from Russian Cyrillic to a Latin-based alphabet, which be completed by 2025. Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry has stated that as Latin is used by approximately 70% of all countries, changing to a Latin-based alphabet name is an essential part of global communication

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    Explanation:
    Kazakhstan, a Central Asian Country will change its name to Qazaqstan. On October 27, 2017, Kazakhstan Government announced that it will appoint a national committee to oversee the country’s transition from Russian Cyrillic to a Latin-based alphabet, which be completed by 2025. Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry has stated that as Latin is used by approximately 70% of all countries, changing to a Latin-based alphabet name is an essential part of global communication

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

    Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) clarified that farmers do not need to quote Permanent Account Number (PAN) for cash sale of their produce up to Rs ____ a day?

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    Explanation:
    Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) clarified that farmers do not need to quote Permanent Account Number (PAN) for cash sale of their produce up to Rs 2 lakh a day. Cultivators/agriculutralists had sought clarification from CBDT pertaining to applicability of a specific provision of Income-tax Act, 1961 to cash sale of agricultural produce. As per provision of section 269ST in the Income Tax Act, any cash sale of an amount of Rs 2 lakh or more on a single day, in respect of a single transaction or transactions relating to one event or occasion from an individual is prohibited.

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    Explanation:
    Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) clarified that farmers do not need to quote Permanent Account Number (PAN) for cash sale of their produce up to Rs 2 lakh a day. Cultivators/agriculutralists had sought clarification from CBDT pertaining to applicability of a specific provision of Income-tax Act, 1961 to cash sale of agricultural produce. As per provision of section 269ST in the Income Tax Act, any cash sale of an amount of Rs 2 lakh or more on a single day, in respect of a single transaction or transactions relating to one event or occasion from an individual is prohibited.

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

    Which insurance company has come up with India’s first ever insurance cover for individual victims of cyber crime?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Insurance firm Bajaj Allianz has come up with India’s first ever insurance cover for individual victims of cyber crime. Under this policy, insurance cover will be provided against online fraud, identity theft, cyber-stalking and extortion, phishing and malware attack. Sum insured for this policy is in the range of Rs 1 lakh to Rs 1 crore. Insurance premium would depend on the number of hours the individual spends online. Higher the time spent implies greater the risk and would entail higher premium.

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    Explanation:
    Insurance firm Bajaj Allianz has come up with India’s first ever insurance cover for individual victims of cyber crime. Under this policy, insurance cover will be provided against online fraud, identity theft, cyber-stalking and extortion, phishing and malware attack. Sum insured for this policy is in the range of Rs 1 lakh to Rs 1 crore. Insurance premium would depend on the number of hours the individual spends online. Higher the time spent implies greater the risk and would entail higher premium.

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

    Which Indian temple has won the UNESCO Asia Pacific Award of Merit 2017 for cultural heritage conservation?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Srirangam temple of Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu has won the UNESCO Asia Pacific Award of Merit 2017 for cultural heritage conservation. The use of traditional methods in renovating temple structures and re-establishment of rainwater harvesting and historic drainage system were the main reasons for the temple to achieve the award. It has become the first temple in Tamil Nadu to be given the prestigious award from the UN body. The renovation of the temple began in June 2014

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    Explanation:
    Srirangam temple of Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu has won the UNESCO Asia Pacific Award of Merit 2017 for cultural heritage conservation. The use of traditional methods in renovating temple structures and re-establishment of rainwater harvesting and historic drainage system were the main reasons for the temple to achieve the award. It has become the first temple in Tamil Nadu to be given the prestigious award from the UN body. The renovation of the temple began in June 2014

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

    In which year, NITI Aayog has decided to lay foundation for the Poverty-Free India Campaign?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    NITI Aayog has said in a presentation that, the foundation for freedom from six problems namely poverty, dirt, corruption, terrorism, casteism and communalism will be laid by 2022 when India celebrates 75 years of Independence. The presentation was published on NITI Aayog website. The presentation was made by NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar at Conference of Governors in October 2017

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    Explanation:
    NITI Aayog has said in a presentation that, the foundation for freedom from six problems namely poverty, dirt, corruption, terrorism, casteism and communalism will be laid by 2022 when India celebrates 75 years of Independence. The presentation was published on NITI Aayog website. The presentation was made by NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar at Conference of Governors in October 2017

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

    The annual Balijatra festival is conducted in the bank of which river?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    the annual Balijatra festival began on the banks of river Mahanadi in Cuttack at Gadagadia ghat. Odisha Health and Law minister Pratap Jena, Culture minister Ashok Panda and Sports minister Chandra Sarathi Behera inaugurated the Balijatra festival in the presence of city mayor Meenakshi Behera. The week-long fair will continue till 10th November 2017. Over one lakh people are estimated to have arrived at the fair ground to witness the yatra.

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    Explanation:
    the annual Balijatra festival began on the banks of river Mahanadi in Cuttack at Gadagadia ghat. Odisha Health and Law minister Pratap Jena, Culture minister Ashok Panda and Sports minister Chandra Sarathi Behera inaugurated the Balijatra festival in the presence of city mayor Meenakshi Behera. The week-long fair will continue till 10th November 2017. Over one lakh people are estimated to have arrived at the fair ground to witness the yatra.

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

    Who will represent India in World Youth Forum at Sharam El Shiekh, Egypt ?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    The Minister of State (Independent Charge) Youth Affairs and Sports Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore has left to attend World Youth Forum, scheduled to be held at Sharam El Shiekh, Egypt. Col Rathore is attending the meeting on behalf of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to represent the country at the Forum.These 5 days forum will be inaugurated by the President of Egypt Mr Abdelfateh El Sisi on 06th of Nov.

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    Explanation:
    The Minister of State (Independent Charge) Youth Affairs and Sports Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore has left to attend World Youth Forum, scheduled to be held at Sharam El Shiekh, Egypt. Col Rathore is attending the meeting on behalf of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to represent the country at the Forum.These 5 days forum will be inaugurated by the President of Egypt Mr Abdelfateh El Sisi on 06th of Nov.

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

    By defeating which country, Indian women won Asia Cup 2017 and qualified for Hockey World Cup?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    India beats China 5-4 via and won the women’s Asia Cup hockey and India also qualified for next year’s World Cup as Continental champion. Korea is in third place after it defeated Japan.

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    Explanation:
    India beats China 5-4 via and won the women’s Asia Cup hockey and India also qualified for next year’s World Cup as Continental champion. Korea is in third place after it defeated Japan.

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

    When is World Tsunami Awareness Day observed all over the world?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    In December 2015, the UN General Assembly designated 5 November as World Tsunami Awareness Day. The first Tsunami Awareness Day was observed in 2016. The focus of World Tsunami Awareness Day 2017 will be at reducing the number of affected people globally by disasters

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    Explanation:
    In December 2015, the UN General Assembly designated 5 November as World Tsunami Awareness Day. The first Tsunami Awareness Day was observed in 2016. The focus of World Tsunami Awareness Day 2017 will be at reducing the number of affected people globally by disasters

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

    In which city the “FIPSPHYSIOCON 2017”, Conference on Human Physiology was inaugrated ?

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    Explanation:
    “FIPSPHYSIOCON 2017”, Conference on Human Physiology – VII Congress of Federation of Indian Physiological Societies (FIPS) along with XXIX Annual Conference of the Physiological Society of India (PSI) was inaugurated at Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute (VPCI), University of Delhi on November 5, 2017. This event was organised by Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Science (DIPAS) of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

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    Explanation:
    “FIPSPHYSIOCON 2017”, Conference on Human Physiology – VII Congress of Federation of Indian Physiological Societies (FIPS) along with XXIX Annual Conference of the Physiological Society of India (PSI) was inaugurated at Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute (VPCI), University of Delhi on November 5, 2017. This event was organised by Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Science (DIPAS) of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

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

    SAMPRITI 2017 is the the joint military training exercise of India and which country?

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    Explanation:
    ‘SAMPRITI 2017’, the seventh edition of Indo-Bangladesh joint military training exercise begun in Meghalaya.’SAMPRITI 2017’ will be held from 6th – 18th November, 2017. Firstly, Command Post Exercise (CPX) will be conducted from 6th – 11th November, 2017 in Umroi, Meghalaya followed by Field Training Exercise (FTX) at India’s Jungle Warfare School at Vairengte in Mizoram.

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    Explanation:
    ‘SAMPRITI 2017’, the seventh edition of Indo-Bangladesh joint military training exercise begun in Meghalaya.’SAMPRITI 2017’ will be held from 6th – 18th November, 2017. Firstly, Command Post Exercise (CPX) will be conducted from 6th – 11th November, 2017 in Umroi, Meghalaya followed by Field Training Exercise (FTX) at India’s Jungle Warfare School at Vairengte in Mizoram.

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

    Who was honoured with Vishnudas Bhave award 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Veteran actor Mohan Joshi was honoured with the prestigious Vishnudas Bhave award for his contribution to theatre. Mohan Joshi was honoured with Vishnudas Bhave award at a ceremony held in Sangli, Maharashtra on the eve of Marathi Rangbhumi Din. Veteran actor Jayant Sawarkar presented the Vishnudas Bhave award to Mohan Joshi. Joshi has acted in a number of Marathi and Hindi films and plays.

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    Explanation:
    Veteran actor Mohan Joshi was honoured with the prestigious Vishnudas Bhave award for his contribution to theatre. Mohan Joshi was honoured with Vishnudas Bhave award at a ceremony held in Sangli, Maharashtra on the eve of Marathi Rangbhumi Din. Veteran actor Jayant Sawarkar presented the Vishnudas Bhave award to Mohan Joshi. Joshi has acted in a number of Marathi and Hindi films and plays.

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

    Which country launched BeiDou-3 satellites, aiming to build its own global positioning network with more than 30 satellites?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    China successfully launched two navigation satellites, named BeiDou-3 satellites, aimed to build its own global positioning network with more than 30 satellites. The BeiDou-3 satellites were launched with Long March-3B carrier rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan, China. The two newly-launched satellites represent the third phase of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System

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    Explanation:
    China successfully launched two navigation satellites, named BeiDou-3 satellites, aimed to build its own global positioning network with more than 30 satellites. The BeiDou-3 satellites were launched with Long March-3B carrier rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan, China. The two newly-launched satellites represent the third phase of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System

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

    Which country developed the world’s first artificial intelligence robot named Shibuya Mirai, and granted a place on a real-life local registry?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Having Microsoft as a joint developer, an AI character was made an official resident of a busy central Tokyo district in Japan. He doesn’t exist physically. He is a virtual chatty seven-year-old boy. The virtual boy was named “Shibuya Mirai”. Mirai, whose name means “future” in Japanese language. This makes him Japan’s first, and maybe the world’s first, artificial intelligence robot to be granted a place on a real-life local registry and he is supposed to be a first grader at an elementary school

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    Explanation:
    Having Microsoft as a joint developer, an AI character was made an official resident of a busy central Tokyo district in Japan. He doesn’t exist physically. He is a virtual chatty seven-year-old boy. The virtual boy was named “Shibuya Mirai”. Mirai, whose name means “future” in Japanese language. This makes him Japan’s first, and maybe the world’s first, artificial intelligence robot to be granted a place on a real-life local registry and he is supposed to be a first grader at an elementary school

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

    Which country unveiled ‘Tiankun’ a massive ship described as a “magic island maker” which was considered as the most powerful vessel of its type in Asia?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    China unveiled ‘Tiankun’ a massive ship described as a “magic island maker” and considered the most powerful vessel of its type in Asia. ’Tiankun’ was launched at Qidong in eastern Jiangsu province of China on November 3, 2017. Its displacement is 17000 metric tons and the deck is 140-meter-long.

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    Explanation:
    China unveiled ‘Tiankun’ a massive ship described as a “magic island maker” and considered the most powerful vessel of its type in Asia. ’Tiankun’ was launched at Qidong in eastern Jiangsu province of China on November 3, 2017. Its displacement is 17000 metric tons and the deck is 140-meter-long.

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

    In which Indian state, the longest bridge was inaugurated and it was named after the late singer Bhupen Hazarika?

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    Explanation:
    The longest bridge in the country got the first signpost with its name on Sunday, six months after Prime Minister Narendra Modichristened it after the late singer Bhupen Hazarika in Assam. The 9.15-km bridge across the Brahmaputra will connect Dhola with Sadiya in upper Assam.

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    Explanation:
    The longest bridge in the country got the first signpost with its name on Sunday, six months after Prime Minister Narendra Modichristened it after the late singer Bhupen Hazarika in Assam. The 9.15-km bridge across the Brahmaputra will connect Dhola with Sadiya in upper Assam.

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

    Which country recently joined the International Solar Alliance?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held a meeting with Guinea’s Foreign Minister, Mamady Toure. During the course of this meeting, Mamady Toure handed over Guinea’s Instrument of Accession to the India-initiated International Solar Alliance (ISA).

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    Explanation:
    Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held a meeting with Guinea’s Foreign Minister, Mamady Toure. During the course of this meeting, Mamady Toure handed over Guinea’s Instrument of Accession to the India-initiated International Solar Alliance (ISA).

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

    What is the contribution of India to UN partnership fund?

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    Explanation:
    India has pledged an additional USD 100 million towards the UN partnership fund. This amount is in addition to India’s USD 10.582 million contributions to various other UN programmes. In June 2017, India and the UN Office for South- South Cooperation (UNOSSC) launched a partnership fund for supporting sustainable development projects across the world.

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    Explanation:
    India has pledged an additional USD 100 million towards the UN partnership fund. This amount is in addition to India’s USD 10.582 million contributions to various other UN programmes. In June 2017, India and the UN Office for South- South Cooperation (UNOSSC) launched a partnership fund for supporting sustainable development projects across the world.

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

    Name the Indian short film which won the Best Short Film Award at the South Asian Film Festival of Montreal (SAFFM) in Montreal?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Indian short film ‘The School Bag’ won the Best Short Film Award at the South Asian Film Festival of Montreal (SAFFM) in Montreal. This short film is about a story based in Pakistan.

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    Explanation:
    Indian short film ‘The School Bag’ won the Best Short Film Award at the South Asian Film Festival of Montreal (SAFFM) in Montreal. This short film is about a story based in Pakistan.

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

    In which state, the Tata Steel has set up India’s largest Coke Dry Quenching (CDQ) facility?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Tata Steel has set up India’s largest Coke Dry Quenching (CDQ) facility at its steel plant located in Kalinganagar, Odisha. CDQ is an energy-efficient and environment-friendly heat recovery system used in steel production to cool the hot coke from coke ovens. CDQ has comparative advantages over conventional wet quenching. CDQ not only reduces dust emission and improves coke quality, but also save significant amount of water

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    Explanation:
    Tata Steel has set up India’s largest Coke Dry Quenching (CDQ) facility at its steel plant located in Kalinganagar, Odisha. CDQ is an energy-efficient and environment-friendly heat recovery system used in steel production to cool the hot coke from coke ovens. CDQ has comparative advantages over conventional wet quenching. CDQ not only reduces dust emission and improves coke quality, but also save significant amount of water

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

    Which Research Organisation launched its first dedicated space observatory AstroSat on a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (rocket)?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    ISRO’s “AstroSat”accomplished the difficult task of measuring X-ray polarisation of Crab pulsar in the Taurus constellation during 18-months of its study for the first time. ISRO launched its first dedicated space observatory AstroSat on a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (rocket) on September 28, 2015, from its spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The telescope measured the variat

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    Explanation:
    ISRO’s “AstroSat”accomplished the difficult task of measuring X-ray polarisation of Crab pulsar in the Taurus constellation during 18-months of its study for the first time. ISRO launched its first dedicated space observatory AstroSat on a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (rocket) on September 28, 2015, from its spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The telescope measured the variat

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

    Which country conducted the Commonwealth Shooting Championships 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Commonwealth Shooting Championships 2017 was held in Gold Coast, Australiafrom 28th October, 2017 to 8th November, 2017. This Championship is held among Commonwealth countries and is considered as a test event for the Commonwealth Games. Commonwealth Shooting Championship 2017 was held in conjunction with the 2017 Oceania Shooting Championships. The Indian squad won a total of 20 medals which included six gold, seven silver and seven bronze medals

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    Explanation:
    Commonwealth Shooting Championships 2017 was held in Gold Coast, Australiafrom 28th October, 2017 to 8th November, 2017. This Championship is held among Commonwealth countries and is considered as a test event for the Commonwealth Games. Commonwealth Shooting Championship 2017 was held in conjunction with the 2017 Oceania Shooting Championships. The Indian squad won a total of 20 medals which included six gold, seven silver and seven bronze medals

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

    Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has reconstituted a multi-agency group to monitor investigations related to the Paradise Papers. This multi-agency group will be headed by _______?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has reconstituted a multi-agency group to monitor investigations related to the Paradise Papers. This multi-agency group will be headed by Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) chairman Sushil Chandra and includes representatives of the Enforcement Directorate. CBDT has stated that India’s tax authorities were already investigating some of the offshore accounts revealed in the Paradise Papers.

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    Explanation:
    Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has reconstituted a multi-agency group to monitor investigations related to the Paradise Papers. This multi-agency group will be headed by Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) chairman Sushil Chandra and includes representatives of the Enforcement Directorate. CBDT has stated that India’s tax authorities were already investigating some of the offshore accounts revealed in the Paradise Papers.

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

    Who is heading the panel of committee, to review about the laws governing Goods and Services Tax (GST)?

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    Explanation:
    A committee headed by M Vinod Kumar, GST chief commissioner for Karnataka has started a review of the laws governing Goods and Services Tax (GST). The committee has been set up to provide suggestions for smoothening the GST regime, especially for small businesses who have been complaining of a an increase in compliance burden.

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    Explanation:
    A committee headed by M Vinod Kumar, GST chief commissioner for Karnataka has started a review of the laws governing Goods and Services Tax (GST). The committee has been set up to provide suggestions for smoothening the GST regime, especially for small businesses who have been complaining of a an increase in compliance burden.

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

    Which state government launched ‘She Pad’ scheme for school girls ?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    the Kerala government launched a new scheme for school students named ‘She Pad’ in Kerala. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that, the ‘She Pad’ scheme will benefit the girls of classes 6 to 12 in Kerala and will be implemented in 300 schools in 114 panchayats this year.

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    Explanation:
    the Kerala government launched a new scheme for school students named ‘She Pad’ in Kerala. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that, the ‘She Pad’ scheme will benefit the girls of classes 6 to 12 in Kerala and will be implemented in 300 schools in 114 panchayats this year.

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

    India along with which organisation singed a loan agreement for USD 119 million for the Odisha Higher Education Programme for Excellence and Equity (OHEPEE) Project?

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    Explanation:
    India singed a loan agreement with World Bank for USD 119 million for the Odisha Higher Education Programme for Excellence and Equity (OHEPEE) Project. OHEPEE seeks to provide equitable access to students to selected institutions in Odisha and enhance governance of the higher education system in the state. This project will continue till November 2022.

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    Explanation:
    India singed a loan agreement with World Bank for USD 119 million for the Odisha Higher Education Programme for Excellence and Equity (OHEPEE) Project. OHEPEE seeks to provide equitable access to students to selected institutions in Odisha and enhance governance of the higher education system in the state. This project will continue till November 2022.

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

    Who is appointed as the whole-time member of SEBI?

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    Explanation:
    Sanjeev Kaushik, a Kerala cadre IAS officer, has been appointed as whole-time member of SEBI. Sanjeev Kaushik has been appointed as whole time member of SEBI for a period of three years or till the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved Kaushik’s appointment. Kaushik replaces S Raman, who retired from the post of a whole-time member in September 2017.

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    Explanation:
    Sanjeev Kaushik, a Kerala cadre IAS officer, has been appointed as whole-time member of SEBI. Sanjeev Kaushik has been appointed as whole time member of SEBI for a period of three years or till the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved Kaushik’s appointment. Kaushik replaces S Raman, who retired from the post of a whole-time member in September 2017.

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

    What is the online portal launched by Menaka Gandhi for registering complaint related to sexual harassment in non-government and government organisations?

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    Explanation:
    Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi launched an online portal for registering complaint related to sexual harassment in non-government and government organisations named ‘SHe-box’. The comprehensive online complaint system ‘SHe-box’ (sexual harassment electronic box) will be hosted on the website of the Ministry Of Women and Child Development.

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    Explanation:
    Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi launched an online portal for registering complaint related to sexual harassment in non-government and government organisations named ‘SHe-box’. The comprehensive online complaint system ‘SHe-box’ (sexual harassment electronic box) will be hosted on the website of the Ministry Of Women and Child Development.

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

    To which sport Mitchell Starc is related to?

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    Explanation:
    Strike bowler Mitchell Starc took two hat-tricks in the same first-class game in Australia. Mitchell Starc became only the eighth player in first-class cricket history and the first in 39 years to achieve the feat as he headed New South Wales (NSW) to victory over Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield.

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    Explanation:
    Strike bowler Mitchell Starc took two hat-tricks in the same first-class game in Australia. Mitchell Starc became only the eighth player in first-class cricket history and the first in 39 years to achieve the feat as he headed New South Wales (NSW) to victory over Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield.

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

    Which state celebrated International Cherry Blossom Festival 2017 for the second time?

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    Explanation:
    The Government of Meghalaya kick-started the 2nd India International Cherry Blossom Festival on Wednesday at the 5th Ground, Polo Grounds, Shillong wherein the Meghalaya Minister for Forests & Environment, Clement Marak was the Chief Guest.

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    Explanation:
    The Government of Meghalaya kick-started the 2nd India International Cherry Blossom Festival on Wednesday at the 5th Ground, Polo Grounds, Shillong wherein the Meghalaya Minister for Forests & Environment, Clement Marak was the Chief Guest.

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

    The Bandhan Express, a passenger train was flagged of and inaugurated virtually between India and which country?

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    Explanation:
    Bandhan Express’ a passenger train between Kolkata and Bangladesh’s southwestern industrial city of Khulna was inaugurated on November 9, 2017. ’Bandhan Express’ was jointly flagged off (through video conferencing) by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

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    Explanation:
    Bandhan Express’ a passenger train between Kolkata and Bangladesh’s southwestern industrial city of Khulna was inaugurated on November 9, 2017. ’Bandhan Express’ was jointly flagged off (through video conferencing) by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

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

    Which Indian city has been included in United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO’s) Creative Cities Network for its rich musical tradition?

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    Explanation:
    Chennai has been included in United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO’s) Creative Cities Network for its rich musical tradition. Chennai is the third Indian city to be included in UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network. Jaipur and Varanasi have already featured in the network for their contributions to music and folk arts.

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    Explanation:
    Chennai has been included in United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO’s) Creative Cities Network for its rich musical tradition. Chennai is the third Indian city to be included in UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network. Jaipur and Varanasi have already featured in the network for their contributions to music and folk arts.

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

    Which Indian city tops the survey of “Confidence to Go Digital” done by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)?

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    Explanation:
    According to a report based on a survey by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), published on November 7, 2017, India’s Silicon Valley – Bengaluru has been adjudged as the best city among 45 cities for the confidence of its businesses in their ability to go digital.

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    Explanation:
    According to a report based on a survey by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), published on November 7, 2017, India’s Silicon Valley – Bengaluru has been adjudged as the best city among 45 cities for the confidence of its businesses in their ability to go digital.

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

    Where did the International Energy Agency (IEA) Ministerial meeting was held at?

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    Explanation:
    International Energy Agency (IEA) Ministerial meeting was held in Paris, Franceon 7th and 8th November, 2017. Energy security, clean energy technology and government-industry dialogue on investment and digitalization were the key focus areas for this meeting.

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    Explanation:
    International Energy Agency (IEA) Ministerial meeting was held in Paris, Franceon 7th and 8th November, 2017. Energy security, clean energy technology and government-industry dialogue on investment and digitalization were the key focus areas for this meeting.

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

    In which Indian city, the United Arab Emirates (UAE’s) second largest bank, Emirates NBD has started its operations?

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    Explanation:
    United Arab Emirates (UAE’s) second largest bank, Emirates NBD has started operations in India by opening a branch in Mumbai. Emirates NBD, has a plan to invest USD 100 million capital into its Indian operations over a period of time. The Mumbai branch is Emirates NBD’s fifth international branch outside of its UAE.

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    Explanation:
    United Arab Emirates (UAE’s) second largest bank, Emirates NBD has started operations in India by opening a branch in Mumbai. Emirates NBD, has a plan to invest USD 100 million capital into its Indian operations over a period of time. The Mumbai branch is Emirates NBD’s fifth international branch outside of its UAE.

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

    Who was elected as the first Sikh mayor of US city?

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    Explanation:
    Ravinder Singh Bhalla has become the first ever Sikh mayor of New Jersey’s Hoboken city. He is the first Sikh to hold elected office in New Jersey. Within days of being associated with “terrorism” in a flyer during the run up to the mayoral election, Ravinder Singh Bhalla has become the first Sikh mayor of Hoboken city of New Jersey in the US

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    Explanation:
    Ravinder Singh Bhalla has become the first ever Sikh mayor of New Jersey’s Hoboken city. He is the first Sikh to hold elected office in New Jersey. Within days of being associated with “terrorism” in a flyer during the run up to the mayoral election, Ravinder Singh Bhalla has become the first Sikh mayor of Hoboken city of New Jersey in the US

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

    When was the Legal Service Day observed all over India?

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    Explanation:
    Legal Services Day is celebrated every year on 9th of November in all states and authorities of India. At this day variety of legal literacy camps and functions are organized at many places in New Delhi. This day was first coined by the Supreme Court in the year 1995 to offer help and support to the weaker and poor group of sections of people which may be women, disabled persons, Scheduled Tribes, children, Scheduled Castes, human trafficking victims and natural calamities victims

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    Explanation:
    Legal Services Day is celebrated every year on 9th of November in all states and authorities of India. At this day variety of legal literacy camps and functions are organized at many places in New Delhi. This day was first coined by the Supreme Court in the year 1995 to offer help and support to the weaker and poor group of sections of people which may be women, disabled persons, Scheduled Tribes, children, Scheduled Castes, human trafficking victims and natural calamities victims

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

    Which states becomes the first state to treat Hepatitis-C patients through oral medicine?

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    Explanation:
    Haryana has emerged as the first state in India to treat Hepatitis-C patients through oral medicine. This announcement was made by Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij, during a training workshop organised by the health department. Hepatitis C is an infectious liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus. It spreads when blood of a healthy individual comes in contact with an infected person’s blood

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    Explanation:
    Haryana has emerged as the first state in India to treat Hepatitis-C patients through oral medicine. This announcement was made by Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij, during a training workshop organised by the health department. Hepatitis C is an infectious liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus. It spreads when blood of a healthy individual comes in contact with an infected person’s blood

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

    Which country got re-elected as a member of the Executive Board of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)?

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    Explanation:
    India got re-elected as a member of the Executive Board of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The executive board is the top decision- making body of UNESCO. India was re-elected to executive Board during 39th session of the general conference of UNESCO in Paris, France.

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    Explanation:
    India got re-elected as a member of the Executive Board of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The executive board is the top decision- making body of UNESCO. India was re-elected to executive Board during 39th session of the general conference of UNESCO in Paris, France.

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

    Where did the First ever International AYUSH Conference and Exhibition held at?

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    Explanation:
    the International AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) Conference and Exhibition 2017 is held in Dubai. Minister for AYUSH Sripad Naik is on a three day visit to UAE to participate in the first ever International Ayush Conference and Exhibition in Dubai.:

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    Explanation:
    the International AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) Conference and Exhibition 2017 is held in Dubai. Minister for AYUSH Sripad Naik is on a three day visit to UAE to participate in the first ever International Ayush Conference and Exhibition in Dubai.:

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

    The government raised the maximum amount of home loan limit for central government employees to ____ lakhs?

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    Explanation:
    The government raised the maximum amount that a central government employee can borrow from the government to Rs 25 lakh for new construction/purchase of new house/flat. The limit for home loan borrowing has been tripled for central government employees as per the 7th pay commission recommendations. Earlier this limit was only Rs 7.50 lakh.

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    Explanation:
    The government raised the maximum amount that a central government employee can borrow from the government to Rs 25 lakh for new construction/purchase of new house/flat. The limit for home loan borrowing has been tripled for central government employees as per the 7th pay commission recommendations. Earlier this limit was only Rs 7.50 lakh.

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

    Which organisation is selected to for Mother Teresa Award 2017 for social justice?

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    Explanation:
    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was named as the recipient of the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice, 2017 as an acknowledgement of its exceptional work worldwide. The UNHCR provides humanitarian aid to innumerable people internally displaced by conflicts and helping stateless people all over the world.

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    Explanation:
    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was named as the recipient of the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice, 2017 as an acknowledgement of its exceptional work worldwide. The UNHCR provides humanitarian aid to innumerable people internally displaced by conflicts and helping stateless people all over the world.

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

    When is the World science day for peace and development celebrated all over the world?

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    Explanation:
    On 10th November 2017, World science day for peace and development was celebrated all over the world. World Science Day for peace and development was coined by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2001 and was celebrated for the first time in 2002. It highlights the important role that science has in society.

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    Explanation:
    On 10th November 2017, World science day for peace and development was celebrated all over the world. World Science Day for peace and development was coined by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2001 and was celebrated for the first time in 2002. It highlights the important role that science has in society.

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

    Under the Prime Minister’s Ladakh Renewable Energy Initiative the power plant in which town has become the first project to be commissioned?

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    Explanation:
    the New and Renewable Energy Ministry said that, the power plant in Biaras Drass of Kargil has become the first project to be commissioned under the Prime Minister’s Ladakh Renewable Energy Initiative. The Biaras Small Hydropower Project (SHP) of 1.5 Mw was commissioned on 4th November 2017. This is the first project to be commissioned under the Prime Minister’s Ladakh Renewable Energy Initiative (LREI). The total cost of the project is Rs 17 crore

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    Explanation:
    the New and Renewable Energy Ministry said that, the power plant in Biaras Drass of Kargil has become the first project to be commissioned under the Prime Minister’s Ladakh Renewable Energy Initiative. The Biaras Small Hydropower Project (SHP) of 1.5 Mw was commissioned on 4th November 2017. This is the first project to be commissioned under the Prime Minister’s Ladakh Renewable Energy Initiative (LREI). The total cost of the project is Rs 17 crore

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

    Who is the first woman President of NASSCOM in 2018?

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    Explanation:
    NASSCOM has appointed Debjani Ghosh, former MD, Intel South Asia, as the NASSCOM President-Designate, making her the first woman President of NASSCOM. Debjani Ghosh would succeed R Chandrashekhar upon the completion of his term in March 2018

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    Explanation:
    NASSCOM has appointed Debjani Ghosh, former MD, Intel South Asia, as the NASSCOM President-Designate, making her the first woman President of NASSCOM. Debjani Ghosh would succeed R Chandrashekhar upon the completion of his term in March 2018

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

    Name the first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, who was named as the chairperson of the World Hindu Congress (WHC) to be held in Chicago in 2018?

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    Explanation:
    Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, was named as the chairperson of the World Hindu Congress (WHC) to be held in Chicago in 2018. The World Hindu Congress is held once in every four years. The World Hindu Congress (WHC) is a global platform for Hindus to connect, share ideas, inspire one another and impact the common good.

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    Explanation:
    Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, was named as the chairperson of the World Hindu Congress (WHC) to be held in Chicago in 2018. The World Hindu Congress is held once in every four years. The World Hindu Congress (WHC) is a global platform for Hindus to connect, share ideas, inspire one another and impact the common good.

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

    Which country will host the 12th edition of East Asia Summit (EAS-2017)?

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    Explanation:
    The 12th edition of East Asia Summit (EAS) will be held in Angeles, Philippines on November 13 and 14, 2017. The East Asia Summit is a forum held annually by leaders of, initially,16 countries in the East Asian, Southeast Asian and South Asian regions. Membership expanded to 18 countries including the United States and Russia at the Sixth EAS in 2011, EAS meetings are held after annual ASEAN leaders meetings.

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    Explanation:
    The 12th edition of East Asia Summit (EAS) will be held in Angeles, Philippines on November 13 and 14, 2017. The East Asia Summit is a forum held annually by leaders of, initially,16 countries in the East Asian, Southeast Asian and South Asian regions. Membership expanded to 18 countries including the United States and Russia at the Sixth EAS in 2011, EAS meetings are held after annual ASEAN leaders meetings.

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

    In which State, India’s first Military Literature Festival would be held at?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Punjab State Government has announced that the first Military Literature Festival would be held in Chandigarh from 7th – 9th December, 2017. The event is being organised to pay tribute to the armed forces and spread awareness about Military Literature among masses. It will be jointly promoted by the Punjab government and Chandigarh Administration.

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    Explanation:
    Punjab State Government has announced that the first Military Literature Festival would be held in Chandigarh from 7th – 9th December, 2017. The event is being organised to pay tribute to the armed forces and spread awareness about Military Literature among masses. It will be jointly promoted by the Punjab government and Chandigarh Administration.

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

    In which city, India’s biggest butterfly park is to be set up?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Haryana State Forests Minister Rao Narbir Singh, laid the foundation stone for a Butterfly Conservatory Park in Gurugram. Haryana State Forest Department is setting up this butterfly park to conserve the species of butterflies that are near extinction on account of urbanisation. This conservatory park will be developed on 15 acres in Sector 52 of Gurugram in association with a non-governmental organisation named Uthaan.

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    Explanation:
    Haryana State Forests Minister Rao Narbir Singh, laid the foundation stone for a Butterfly Conservatory Park in Gurugram. Haryana State Forest Department is setting up this butterfly park to conserve the species of butterflies that are near extinction on account of urbanisation. This conservatory park will be developed on 15 acres in Sector 52 of Gurugram in association with a non-governmental organisation named Uthaan.

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

    What is India’s rank as the most vulnerable country in the world on Global Climate Risk Index (CRI) 2018 released by Germanwatch?

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    Explanation:
    India has ranked as sixth most vulnerable country in the world on Global Climate Risk Index (CRI) 2018 released by Germanwatch (an independent Berlin-based development and environmental organisation)

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    Explanation:
    India has ranked as sixth most vulnerable country in the world on Global Climate Risk Index (CRI) 2018 released by Germanwatch (an independent Berlin-based development and environmental organisation)

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

    In which country, the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit was held?

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    Explanation:
    Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting was held on 10th and 11th November, 2017 in Da Nang, Vietnam. Theme of this meeting was ‘Creating New Dynamism, Fostering a Shared Future’. Leaders of 21 Pacific Rim countries attended this meeting. A join statement issued after the meeting laid emphasis on collaborative activity, such as the provision of support for small businesses, promoting sustainable growth and deepening economic integration

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    Explanation:
    Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting was held on 10th and 11th November, 2017 in Da Nang, Vietnam. Theme of this meeting was ‘Creating New Dynamism, Fostering a Shared Future’. Leaders of 21 Pacific Rim countries attended this meeting. A join statement issued after the meeting laid emphasis on collaborative activity, such as the provision of support for small businesses, promoting sustainable growth and deepening economic integration

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

    Who is the first Indian-born Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter to be signed by the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship)?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Bharat Khandare became first Indian-born Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter to be signed by the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). Bharat Khandare will have his debut fight against Pingyuan Liu, who has won 12 fights in the tournament, in the UFC Bantamweight division at the UFC Fight Night in Shanghai on 25 November 2017. It will be the first UFC event held on mainland China

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    Explanation:
    Bharat Khandare became first Indian-born Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter to be signed by the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). Bharat Khandare will have his debut fight against Pingyuan Liu, who has won 12 fights in the tournament, in the UFC Bantamweight division at the UFC Fight Night in Shanghai on 25 November 2017. It will be the first UFC event held on mainland China

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

    The three-time Prime Minister Kirti Nidhi is from which country?

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    Explanation:
    Kirti Nidhi Bista was Nepal’s three-time Prime Minister. He passed away on 11th November 2017 in his residence at Gyaneswor, Kathmandu after a prolonged battle with cancer. He was 90 years old. He is survived by two sons and three daughters. He served as Prime Minister from 1969 to 1970, 1971 to 1973 and 1977 to 1979 during the party-less Panchayat system under two monarchs – King Mahendra and King Birendra.

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    Explanation:
    Kirti Nidhi Bista was Nepal’s three-time Prime Minister. He passed away on 11th November 2017 in his residence at Gyaneswor, Kathmandu after a prolonged battle with cancer. He was 90 years old. He is survived by two sons and three daughters. He served as Prime Minister from 1969 to 1970, 1971 to 1973 and 1977 to 1979 during the party-less Panchayat system under two monarchs – King Mahendra and King Birendra.

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

    When is the International Child Rights Day celebrated?

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    Explanation:
    India celebrates Children’s Day on 14th November and the International Child Rights Day is on 20th November every year. The in between period will be celebrated as Child Rights Week by WCD Ministry by hosting an Inter CCI Festival for the children who reside in Child Care Institutions (CCIs).

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    Explanation:
    India celebrates Children’s Day on 14th November and the International Child Rights Day is on 20th November every year. The in between period will be celebrated as Child Rights Week by WCD Ministry by hosting an Inter CCI Festival for the children who reside in Child Care Institutions (CCIs).

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

    In which state, the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) has planned to set up a Centre of Excellence?

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    Explanation:
    Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) is to set up a Centre of Excellence in Kochi, Kerala. i. This centre will facilitate the exchange of research findings and studies in the field of fisheries and ocean studies among IORA member countries. With the establishment of a dedicated centre for research, there will be no duplication of research by different member countries

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    Explanation:
    Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) is to set up a Centre of Excellence in Kochi, Kerala. i. This centre will facilitate the exchange of research findings and studies in the field of fisheries and ocean studies among IORA member countries. With the establishment of a dedicated centre for research, there will be no duplication of research by different member countries

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

    As per a recent report by Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA-ML), by 2028, India is in which position regarding economy, in terms of nominal gross domestic product (GDP)?

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    Explanation:
    As per a recent report by Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA-ML), by 2028, India is likely to overtake Japan as world’s third largest economy, in terms of nominal gross domestic product (GDP). This projection is based on the assumption that Indian economy will grow at 10% rate in US dollar terms over the next 10 years, ahead of Japan’s 1.6% growth rate. Besides, the report has forecasted that India will become a world’s fifth largest economy (ahead of France and United Kingdom) by 2019

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    Explanation:
    As per a recent report by Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA-ML), by 2028, India is likely to overtake Japan as world’s third largest economy, in terms of nominal gross domestic product (GDP). This projection is based on the assumption that Indian economy will grow at 10% rate in US dollar terms over the next 10 years, ahead of Japan’s 1.6% growth rate. Besides, the report has forecasted that India will become a world’s fifth largest economy (ahead of France and United Kingdom) by 2019

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

    Who won the Indian Sportswoman of the Year (Team Sports) award at the Indian Sports Honours (ISH) 2017 event held in Mumbai?

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    Explanation:
    Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj bagged the Indian Sportswoman of the Year (Team Sports) award at the Indian Sports Honours (ISH) 2017 event held in Mumbai

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    Explanation:
    Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj bagged the Indian Sportswoman of the Year (Team Sports) award at the Indian Sports Honours (ISH) 2017 event held in Mumbai

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

    Who was re-elected for the second term in Slovenia as the president in a runoff vote?

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    Explanation:
    Slovenian President Borut Pahor was re-elected for a second term in a runoff vote. According to the Slovenian Election Commission, Borut Pahor had won about 53 % of the vote and opponent Marjan Sarec had 47 % with 99.9 % of the votes counted. Borut Pahor was forced into a second-round run-off after falling short of securing a majority in the first round in October 2017. In the first round three weeks ago, Pahor won about 47 % of the vote among nine candidates, with Sarec coming in second with almost 25 %

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    Explanation:
    Slovenian President Borut Pahor was re-elected for a second term in a runoff vote. According to the Slovenian Election Commission, Borut Pahor had won about 53 % of the vote and opponent Marjan Sarec had 47 % with 99.9 % of the votes counted. Borut Pahor was forced into a second-round run-off after falling short of securing a majority in the first round in October 2017. In the first round three weeks ago, Pahor won about 47 % of the vote among nine candidates, with Sarec coming in second with almost 25 %

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

    Where did India’s first wave-powered navigational buoy, to guide ships in and out of ports was launched?

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    Explanation:
    India’s first wave-powered navigational buoy, developed by the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), to guide ships in and out of ports was launched in Chennai. The wave-powered navigation buoy has been deployed at Ennore Kamarajar Port, in Chennai. It would help ships, moving in and out of the harbour, navigate through a designated channel.

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    Explanation:
    India’s first wave-powered navigational buoy, developed by the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), to guide ships in and out of ports was launched in Chennai. The wave-powered navigation buoy has been deployed at Ennore Kamarajar Port, in Chennai. It would help ships, moving in and out of the harbour, navigate through a designated channel.

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

    Which country got disqualified for the first time in Football World Cup 2018?

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    Explanation:
    Italy failed to qualify for the Football World Cup 2018 for the first time since 1958 at San Siro, Italy. Italy was disqualified for Football World Cup 2018, as they were held to a 0-0 draw in the second leg of their play-off by Sweden, who qualified with a 1-0 aggregate victory.

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    Explanation:
    Italy failed to qualify for the Football World Cup 2018 for the first time since 1958 at San Siro, Italy. Italy was disqualified for Football World Cup 2018, as they were held to a 0-0 draw in the second leg of their play-off by Sweden, who qualified with a 1-0 aggregate victory.

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

    What is the theme of 2017 World Diabetes Day?

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    Explanation:
    World Diabetes Day 2017 is ‘Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future’. World Diabetes Day was launched in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the rapid rise of diabetes around the world.

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    Explanation:
    World Diabetes Day 2017 is ‘Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future’. World Diabetes Day was launched in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the rapid rise of diabetes around the world.

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

    Name the states where the Sainik Sankshema Sabha will be organised?

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    Explanation:
    Ex-servicemen Welfare Board officials said that, Sainik Sankshema Sabha will be organised in all districts in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The announcement was made at a rally and a grievance redressal programme organised in Hyderabad. Lieutenant General R.K. Anand who is the General Officer Commanding Dakshin Bharat Area inaugurated the rally

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    Explanation:
    Ex-servicemen Welfare Board officials said that, Sainik Sankshema Sabha will be organised in all districts in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The announcement was made at a rally and a grievance redressal programme organised in Hyderabad. Lieutenant General R.K. Anand who is the General Officer Commanding Dakshin Bharat Area inaugurated the rally

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

    Which city will host the 34th annual conference of the Asian Bankers Association (ABA) on 16th and 17th November 2017?

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    Explanation:
    Mumbai is to host the 34th annual conference of the Asian Bankers Association (ABA) on 16th and 17th November 2017. The Asian Bankers Association (ABA) summit will be hosted by State Bank. The theme for this year’s summit is ‘Asia’s turn to transform’. The event is expected to be attended by more than 160 domestic and international bankers.

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

    Who won his sixth world championship and fourth in the premier MotoGP category with third place at the season-ending Valencia Grand Prix?

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    Explanation:
    Spain’s Marc Marquez won his sixth world championship and fourth in the premier MotoGP category with third place at the season-ending Valencia Grand Prix. Marc Marquez was holding a commanding 21-point lead in the championship from Andrea Dovizioso and he was guaranteed the title with a top-11 finish or if Dovizioso failed to win the race.

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    Explanation:
    Spain’s Marc Marquez won his sixth world championship and fourth in the premier MotoGP category with third place at the season-ending Valencia Grand Prix. Marc Marquez was holding a commanding 21-point lead in the championship from Andrea Dovizioso and he was guaranteed the title with a top-11 finish or if Dovizioso failed to win the race.

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

    In which district of chhatisgarh, the India’s 1st Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit was held at?

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    Explanation:
    India’s 1st Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit was held in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh on November 14, 2017. It has been organised as a run up to the upcoming 8th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will be held in Hyderabad from 28th – 30th November, 2017. The objective of Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit was to inspire and inculcate the spirit of entrepreneurship in tribal youth and thereby move towards tribal-centric sustainable and inclusive development.

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    Explanation:
    India’s 1st Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit was held in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh on November 14, 2017. It has been organised as a run up to the upcoming 8th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will be held in Hyderabad from 28th – 30th November, 2017. The objective of Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit was to inspire and inculcate the spirit of entrepreneurship in tribal youth and thereby move towards tribal-centric sustainable and inclusive development.

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

    Name the country recently joined as 169th of 196 countries that are members of the UN climate convention to take the legal step of ratification.

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    Explanation:
    Syria has become the 169th of 196 countries that are members of the UN climate convention to take the legal step of ratification. After Nicaragua signed up in October 2017, Syria was the only country not to have adopted the pact. Another 27 nations that have signed the treaty have yet to pass domestic laws required for full accession.

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    Explanation:
    Syria has become the 169th of 196 countries that are members of the UN climate convention to take the legal step of ratification. After Nicaragua signed up in October 2017, Syria was the only country not to have adopted the pact. Another 27 nations that have signed the treaty have yet to pass domestic laws required for full accession.

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

    Who has been appointed as the new chairman of the leading stock exchange BSE?

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    Explanation:
    S Ravi, who was a public interest director at the BSE, replaced Dhirendra Swarup as chairman of BSE with effect from 13 November 2017. Presently, Ravi serves as a director on boards of various companies such as IDBI Capital Markets Services, UTI Trustee Company, S Ravi Financial Management Services, SMERA Ratings, SBI-SG Global Securities, IDBI Bank, STCI Finance, Tourism Finance Corporation of India and BOI Merchant Bankers.

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    Explanation:
    S Ravi, who was a public interest director at the BSE, replaced Dhirendra Swarup as chairman of BSE with effect from 13 November 2017. Presently, Ravi serves as a director on boards of various companies such as IDBI Capital Markets Services, UTI Trustee Company, S Ravi Financial Management Services, SMERA Ratings, SBI-SG Global Securities, IDBI Bank, STCI Finance, Tourism Finance Corporation of India and BOI Merchant Bankers.

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

    To which of the below given field, the recently passed Jagdish Mohan belongs to?

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    Explanation:
    noted Hindustani vocalist of Kirana Gharana, Jagdish Mohan died in New Delhi. Jagdish Mohan passed away at his residence in New Delhi on 14th November 2017. He was 87 years old. He hailed from Uttarakhand’s Haridwar. He was born on 4 March, 1930. He was awarded the title of Sangeet Sartaj by Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh. He was a regular performer at the All India Radio and Doordarshan.

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    Explanation:
    noted Hindustani vocalist of Kirana Gharana, Jagdish Mohan died in New Delhi. Jagdish Mohan passed away at his residence in New Delhi on 14th November 2017. He was 87 years old. He hailed from Uttarakhand’s Haridwar. He was born on 4 March, 1930. He was awarded the title of Sangeet Sartaj by Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh. He was a regular performer at the All India Radio and Doordarshan.

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

    “India State-level Disease Burden Initiative Report” consists of the details of the analysis of disease burden for each Indian state from the year _____ to _____.

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    Explanation:
    As per ‘India State-level Disease Burden Initiative Report’, child and maternal malnutrition was responsible for 15 per cent of the total disease burden in 2016 across India. The report was released by Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on November 14, 2017.Analysis of disease burden for each Indian state from 1990 to 2016 has been presented in this report.

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    Explanation:
    As per ‘India State-level Disease Burden Initiative Report’, child and maternal malnutrition was responsible for 15 per cent of the total disease burden in 2016 across India. The report was released by Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on November 14, 2017.Analysis of disease burden for each Indian state from 1990 to 2016 has been presented in this report.

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

    What is the rank of India out of 56 nations and European Union on Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2018 according to the environmental organisation Germanwatch?

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    Explanation:
    India has ranked 14th out of 56 nations and European Union on Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2018 released by environmental organisation Germanwatch. This marks an improvement from its 20th rank in CCPI 2017 China, which is one of the highest GHG emitting country, ranks 41st. Similar to last year’s rankings, top three rankings are still unoccupied as no country has adhered to commitments made in 2015 Paris Climate Accord that aims to keep the average global temperature rise below two degrees Celsius and as close as possible to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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    Explanation:
    India has ranked 14th out of 56 nations and European Union on Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2018 released by environmental organisation Germanwatch. This marks an improvement from its 20th rank in CCPI 2017 China, which is one of the highest GHG emitting country, ranks 41st. Similar to last year’s rankings, top three rankings are still unoccupied as no country has adhered to commitments made in 2015 Paris Climate Accord that aims to keep the average global temperature rise below two degrees Celsius and as close as possible to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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

    Who won Miss International 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Indonesia’s Kevin Lilliana was crowned Miss International 2017 by the Philippines’ Kylie Verzosa at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Japan. The coronation night was held at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Japan. This is the first Miss International title for Indonesia. Kevin Lilliana is 21 years old. She is a model. She has won the crown beating 68 candidates from across the world.

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    Explanation:
    Indonesia’s Kevin Lilliana was crowned Miss International 2017 by the Philippines’ Kylie Verzosa at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Japan. The coronation night was held at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Japan. This is the first Miss International title for Indonesia. Kevin Lilliana is 21 years old. She is a model. She has won the crown beating 68 candidates from across the world.

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

    Which country was announced as the surprise host of the 2023 Rugby World Cup?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    France was announced as the surprise host of the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Ireland got eight votes in the first round, compared to 18 for France and 13 for South Africa. In the second round, France won by 24 votes to 15. Ireland’s bid was rated as the weakest of the three nations in contention by World Rugby’s technical review group. Its report said that, South Africa was its preferred candidate.

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    Explanation:
    France was announced as the surprise host of the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Ireland got eight votes in the first round, compared to 18 for France and 13 for South Africa. In the second round, France won by 24 votes to 15. Ireland’s bid was rated as the weakest of the three nations in contention by World Rugby’s technical review group. Its report said that, South Africa was its preferred candidate.

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

    Name the programme launched to rate highways’ safety levels, and to eliminate the most unsafe roads.

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    Explanation:
    India Road Assessment Programme (IndiaRAP) was launched to rate highways’ safety levels, and to eliminate the most unsafe roads. The ratings through IndiaRAP are assigned on the basis of the level of safety which is ‘built-in’ to a road for vehicle occupants, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians. Five-star roads are the safest and one-star roads are the least safe.The IndiaRAP programme is being supported by FedEx Expressand will be hosted by the Asian Institute of Transport Development.

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    Explanation:
    India Road Assessment Programme (IndiaRAP) was launched to rate highways’ safety levels, and to eliminate the most unsafe roads. The ratings through IndiaRAP are assigned on the basis of the level of safety which is ‘built-in’ to a road for vehicle occupants, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians. Five-star roads are the safest and one-star roads are the least safe.The IndiaRAP programme is being supported by FedEx Expressand will be hosted by the Asian Institute of Transport Development.

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

    Which state government announced ban on plastic bottles, with effect from 18 March 2018, which will cover government offices, functions and state educational institutes before it is extended to private institutes?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Maharashtra government announced ban on plastic bottles, with effect from 18 March 2018, which will cover government offices, functions and state educational institutes before it is extended to private institutes. Maharashtra Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam announced the new measures on plastic bottles ban, at a meeting with municipal officials in Mumbai on 16thNovember 2017

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    Explanation:
    Maharashtra government announced ban on plastic bottles, with effect from 18 March 2018, which will cover government offices, functions and state educational institutes before it is extended to private institutes. Maharashtra Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam announced the new measures on plastic bottles ban, at a meeting with municipal officials in Mumbai on 16thNovember 2017

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

    In which place, the Global Ministerial Conference on ‘Ending TB in the Sustainable Development Era: A Multisectoral Response’ was held at?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Global Ministerial Conference on ‘Ending TB in the Sustainable Development Era: A Multisectoral Response’ was held in Moscow, Russia.This conference aimed to accelerate implementation of the WHO End TB Strategyin order to reach the End TB targets set by the World Health Assemblyand the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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    Explanation:
    Global Ministerial Conference on ‘Ending TB in the Sustainable Development Era: A Multisectoral Response’ was held in Moscow, Russia.This conference aimed to accelerate implementation of the WHO End TB Strategyin order to reach the End TB targets set by the World Health Assemblyand the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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

    In which port, India’s first mega coastal economic zone (CEZ) was set up?

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    Explanation:
    Central Government has given approval for setting up India’s first mega coastal economic zone (CEZ) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Maharashtra. India’s first mega CEZ will stretch along north Konkan region spread across Nashik, Thane, Mumbai, Pune and Raigarh.

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    Explanation:
    Central Government has given approval for setting up India’s first mega coastal economic zone (CEZ) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Maharashtra. India’s first mega CEZ will stretch along north Konkan region spread across Nashik, Thane, Mumbai, Pune and Raigarh.

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

    Under whom, a panel was formed by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) which recommended a list of commodities which can be hedged in the overseas markets by all Indian residents?

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    Explanation:
    A panel formed by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) under Chandan Sinha (former Executive Director of RBI) has recommended a list of commodities which can be hedged in the overseas markets by all Indian residents. Thus it has recommended a list of commodities (which includes gold, silver, zinc, tin, crude oil and its derivatives, coal, natural gas, tea, coffee, sugar and cocoa) which can be hedged in the overseas markets by all residents i.e. by both domestic users and exporters/importers.

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    Explanation:
    A panel formed by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) under Chandan Sinha (former Executive Director of RBI) has recommended a list of commodities which can be hedged in the overseas markets by all Indian residents. Thus it has recommended a list of commodities (which includes gold, silver, zinc, tin, crude oil and its derivatives, coal, natural gas, tea, coffee, sugar and cocoa) which can be hedged in the overseas markets by all residents i.e. by both domestic users and exporters/importers.

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

    Who won the 2017 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world’s highest literary honour?

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    Explanation:
    Nicaraguan author and former politician Sergio Ramirez Mercado has won the 2017 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world’s highest literary honor. Sergio Ramirez has written more than 20 novels, including “Margarita, esta linda la mar” (Margarita, How Beautiful the Sea), which won Spain’s prestigious Alfaguara award in 1998. Ramirez is an active journalist.

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    Explanation:
    Nicaraguan author and former politician Sergio Ramirez Mercado has won the 2017 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world’s highest literary honor. Sergio Ramirez has written more than 20 novels, including “Margarita, esta linda la mar” (Margarita, How Beautiful the Sea), which won Spain’s prestigious Alfaguara award in 1998. Ramirez is an active journalist.

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

    Who is the author of the book ‘Journey of Women Law Reforms and The Law Commission of India – Some Insights’?

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    Explanation:
    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu received the first copy of the book ‘Journey of Women Law Reforms and The Law Commission of India – Some Insights’, from the Author former Joint Secretary, Dr. Pavan Sharma. M Venkaiah Naidu said on the occasion that, we need to focus on women’s issues in India. He hoped that, the book would inspire many more experts to focus on women’s issues in the next few years.

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    Explanation:
    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu received the first copy of the book ‘Journey of Women Law Reforms and The Law Commission of India – Some Insights’, from the Author former Joint Secretary, Dr. Pavan Sharma. M Venkaiah Naidu said on the occasion that, we need to focus on women’s issues in India. He hoped that, the book would inspire many more experts to focus on women’s issues in the next few years.

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

    In which Indian state, Namami Barak festival is celebrated?

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    Explanation:
    Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the Namami Barak festival at Silchar, Assam. Sarbananda Sonowal said that, the Namami Barak is organised to revive humanistic values, to discover resources and possibilities of the land. Also a new train connecting Silchar Dibrugarh – Trivandrum was flagged off. Sonowal added that Dibrugarh and Silchar direct air connectivity has also started.

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    Explanation:
    Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the Namami Barak festival at Silchar, Assam. Sarbananda Sonowal said that, the Namami Barak is organised to revive humanistic values, to discover resources and possibilities of the land. Also a new train connecting Silchar Dibrugarh – Trivandrum was flagged off. Sonowal added that Dibrugarh and Silchar direct air connectivity has also started.

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

    Who was chosen for Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for the year 2017?

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    Explanation:
    Former Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh has been chosen for Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for the year 2017. Dr. Manmohan Singh has been chosen for achievements during his term as Prime Minister of India between 2004 and 2014

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    Explanation:
    Former Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh has been chosen for Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for the year 2017. Dr. Manmohan Singh has been chosen for achievements during his term as Prime Minister of India between 2004 and 2014

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

    Where did the the world’s biggest toilet pot model unveil?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    The world’s biggest toilet pot model was unveiled at Marora, popularly known as the “Trump village”, in Haryana. On the World Toilet Day (November 19), a mega toilet pot made up of iron, fibre, wood and plaster of Paris, measuring 20×10 feet was unveiled at Marora, in an aim to create awareness towards sanitation and use of toilets.

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    Explanation:
    The world’s biggest toilet pot model was unveiled at Marora, popularly known as the “Trump village”, in Haryana. On the World Toilet Day (November 19), a mega toilet pot made up of iron, fibre, wood and plaster of Paris, measuring 20×10 feet was unveiled at Marora, in an aim to create awareness towards sanitation and use of toilets.

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

    Which Indian city has joined 91 cities across the globe in Datacity programme to collate data on climate change?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Bengaluru has joined 91 cities across the globe in Datacity programme to collate data on climate change. Datacity programme was launched in Paris in 2015 with an objective to develop data which can help resolve climate challenges. This programme is led by French start-up accelerator NUMA and is supported by technology experts including Carto, OpenDataSoft and Dataiku.

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    Explanation:
    Bengaluru has joined 91 cities across the globe in Datacity programme to collate data on climate change. Datacity programme was launched in Paris in 2015 with an objective to develop data which can help resolve climate challenges. This programme is led by French start-up accelerator NUMA and is supported by technology experts including Carto, OpenDataSoft and Dataiku.

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

    When is Universal Children’s Day observed all over the world?

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    Explanation:
    Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954. It is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare.The theme for Universal Children’s Day 2017 is: It’s a #KidsTakeOver. Since 1990, Universal Children’s Day also marks the anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly adopted both the declaration and the convention on children’s rights

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    Explanation:
    Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954. It is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare.The theme for Universal Children’s Day 2017 is: It’s a #KidsTakeOver. Since 1990, Universal Children’s Day also marks the anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly adopted both the declaration and the convention on children’s rights

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

    IMBAX – 2017 is the bilateral military exercise between India and which other country?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    First India-Myanmar bilateral military exercise 2017(IMBAX – 2017) begun on November 20, 2017 in Umroi in Meghalaya. IMBAX-2017 will continue till November 25, 2017. This exercise is being held to train Myanmar’s army delegation for participation in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (UNPKO). IMBAX-2017 is being conducted at the recently created Joint Training Node of the Indian Army at Umroi, which is situated 30km away from Meghalaya capital’s Shillong. 15 officers from Myanmar Army and 16 officers from the Indian Army are taking part in IMBAX-2017.

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    Explanation:
    First India-Myanmar bilateral military exercise 2017(IMBAX – 2017) begun on November 20, 2017 in Umroi in Meghalaya. IMBAX-2017 will continue till November 25, 2017. This exercise is being held to train Myanmar’s army delegation for participation in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (UNPKO). IMBAX-2017 is being conducted at the recently created Joint Training Node of the Indian Army at Umroi, which is situated 30km away from Meghalaya capital’s Shillong. 15 officers from Myanmar Army and 16 officers from the Indian Army are taking part in IMBAX-2017.

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

    Where was the 1st World Conference on Access to Medical Products and International Laws for Trade was inaugurated?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda inaugurated the 1st World Conference on Access to Medical Products and International Laws for Trade and Health in the Context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in New Delhi. The Conference is being organized by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare with the support of WHO Country Office for India and in partnership with Indian Society of International Law.

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    Explanation:
    Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda inaugurated the 1st World Conference on Access to Medical Products and International Laws for Trade and Health in the Context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in New Delhi. The Conference is being organized by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare with the support of WHO Country Office for India and in partnership with Indian Society of International Law.

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

    India bags which rank out of 63 countries on IMD World Talent Ranking 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    India has ranked 51st out of 63 countries on IMD World Talent Ranking 2017. This marks an improvement of three spots as compared to previous year’s rank. India’s overall rank is 51st whereas on three broad categories viz. investment and development, appeal and readiness it has ranked 62nd, 43rd and 29th respectively

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    Explanation:
    India has ranked 51st out of 63 countries on IMD World Talent Ranking 2017. This marks an improvement of three spots as compared to previous year’s rank. India’s overall rank is 51st whereas on three broad categories viz. investment and development, appeal and readiness it has ranked 62nd, 43rd and 29th respectively

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

    Which country launched remote sensing satellites Jilin-1 04, Jilin-1 05 and Jilin-1 06?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    China launched three remote sensing satellites Jilin-1 04, Jilin-1 05 and Jilin-1 06 from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in China’s northern Shanxi Province. The three remote sensing satellites have been designed to improve observation capability to promote commercial use for the remote sensing industry. It was the third launch of the Jilin-1 satellite family, a remote sensing system of more than 60 satellites developed by Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co. Ltd.

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    Explanation:
    China launched three remote sensing satellites Jilin-1 04, Jilin-1 05 and Jilin-1 06 from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in China’s northern Shanxi Province. The three remote sensing satellites have been designed to improve observation capability to promote commercial use for the remote sensing industry. It was the third launch of the Jilin-1 satellite family, a remote sensing system of more than 60 satellites developed by Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co. Ltd.

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

    Central Government issued the size of New Fund Offer (NFO) of Bharat 22 Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) from Rs. 8000 crore to _________?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Central Government announced that issue size of New Fund Offer (NFO) of Bharat 22 Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) has been raised to Rs 14500 crore from Rs. 8000 crore earlier. Bharat 22 ETF was oversubscribed by four times. It received highest subscription for any new fund offer (NFO) in the history of Indian mutual fund industry. The decision to raise the issue size has been taken in order to accommodate this positive response.

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    Explanation:
    Central Government announced that issue size of New Fund Offer (NFO) of Bharat 22 Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) has been raised to Rs 14500 crore from Rs. 8000 crore earlier. Bharat 22 ETF was oversubscribed by four times. It received highest subscription for any new fund offer (NFO) in the history of Indian mutual fund industry. The decision to raise the issue size has been taken in order to accommodate this positive response.

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

    With which organisation India has signed a $100-million loan and grant agreement for increasing solar power generation capacity in India?

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    Explanation:
    India and the World Bank signed a $100-million loan and grant agreement for increasing solar power generation capacity in India. Fund procured through this loan for “Shared Infrastructure for Solar Parks Project” will be deployed for financing solar parks across India.

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    Explanation:
    India and the World Bank signed a $100-million loan and grant agreement for increasing solar power generation capacity in India. Fund procured through this loan for “Shared Infrastructure for Solar Parks Project” will be deployed for financing solar parks across India.

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

    Name the India’s nominee to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) who was re-elected to the last seat of the world court?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    India’s nominee to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected to the last seat of the world court.
    India’s Dalveer Bhandari, has been re-elected to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), winning the last seat, for which elections were held, after Britain pulled out its candidate Christopher Greenwood before the 12th round of voting.

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    Explanation:
    India’s nominee to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected to the last seat of the world court.
    India’s Dalveer Bhandari, has been re-elected to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), winning the last seat, for which elections were held, after Britain pulled out its candidate Christopher Greenwood before the 12th round of voting.

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

    On what date the World Television Day was observed all over the world?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    In December 1996, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 November as World Television Day commemorating the date on which the first World Television Forum was held in 1996. World Television Day is not so much a celebration, but the philosophy which it represents. Television represents a symbol for communication and globalization in the contemporary world.

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    Explanation:
    In December 1996, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 November as World Television Day commemorating the date on which the first World Television Forum was held in 1996. World Television Day is not so much a celebration, but the philosophy which it represents. Television represents a symbol for communication and globalization in the contemporary world.

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

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi Approved The ‘Wage Policy’ Framework For The 8th Round Of Wage Negotiations For Workmen In ______________?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Union Cabinet Chaired By Prime Minister Narendra Modiapproved The ‘Wage Policy’ Framework For The 8th Round Of Wage Negotiations For Workmen In Central Public Sector Enterprises (Cpses). This Decision Will Impact 9.35 Lakh Unionised Workmen In Central Public Sector Enterprises. Wage Revision Of Unionised Workmen Is Decided Through Negotiations By Trade Unions And Managements Of Cpses. The Terms Of Guidelines For Wage Negotiations Are Issued By The Department Of Public Enterprises (DPE).

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    Explanation :
    Union Cabinet Chaired By Prime Minister Narendra Modiapproved The ‘Wage Policy’ Framework For The 8th Round Of Wage Negotiations For Workmen In Central Public Sector Enterprises (Cpses). This Decision Will Impact 9.35 Lakh Unionised Workmen In Central Public Sector Enterprises. Wage Revision Of Unionised Workmen Is Decided Through Negotiations By Trade Unions And Managements Of Cpses. The Terms Of Guidelines For Wage Negotiations Are Issued By The Department Of Public Enterprises (DPE).

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

    Name The App Which Announced Its Tie-Up With Airtel Payments Bank For Its Mobile Wallet Product?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Messaging App Hike Announced That It Has Entered Into A Tie-Up With Airtel Payments Bank For Its Mobile Wallet Product. Owing To This Tie-Up, Users Of Hike Messenger Will Now Have Access To Airtel Payments Bank’s Vast Product Line Including Merchant And Utility Payments. From Airtel Payments Bank’s Perspective, This Tie-Up Will Be Beneficial As It Will Get Access To Over 100 Million Users On Hike.

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    Explanation:
    Messaging App Hike Announced That It Has Entered Into A Tie-Up With Airtel Payments Bank For Its Mobile Wallet Product. Owing To This Tie-Up, Users Of Hike Messenger Will Now Have Access To Airtel Payments Bank’s Vast Product Line Including Merchant And Utility Payments. From Airtel Payments Bank’s Perspective, This Tie-Up Will Be Beneficial As It Will Get Access To Over 100 Million Users On Hike.

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

    India Becomes ______ Largest Fish Producing Country In The World?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    On November 21, 2017 (On The Occasion Of ‘World Fisheries Day’), Union Agriculture Minister, Radhan Mohan Singh Stated That India Has Become The Second Largest Fish Producing Country In The World.Total Fish Production In India (Including Capture And Culture) Reached 11.41 Million Tonnes In 2016-17. Mr. Singh Mentioned That ‘Blue Revolution’ Scheme Which Was Launched With The Outlay Of Rs. 300 Crore For The Integrated Development Of The Fisheries Sector In India Has Resulted In Overall Increase In Fish Production By 18.86% As Compared To Last Three Years.

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    Explanation:
    On November 21, 2017 (On The Occasion Of ‘World Fisheries Day’), Union Agriculture Minister, Radhan Mohan Singh Stated That India Has Become The Second Largest Fish Producing Country In The World.Total Fish Production In India (Including Capture And Culture) Reached 11.41 Million Tonnes In 2016-17. Mr. Singh Mentioned That ‘Blue Revolution’ Scheme Which Was Launched With The Outlay Of Rs. 300 Crore For The Integrated Development Of The Fisheries Sector In India Has Resulted In Overall Increase In Fish Production By 18.86% As Compared To Last Three Years.

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

    Which Book Was Awarded Best Book Of The Year 2017?

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    Explanation:
    At The Tata Literature Live! Awards, Pankaj Mishra’s ‘Age Of Anger: A History Of The Present’ Was Named As Best Book Of The Year 2017. The Winners Of The Tata Literature Live! Awards Were Announced At The End Of The Four-Day-Long Literary Festival, On November 19, 2017 In Mumbai. In The Non-Fiction Category, Pankaj Mishra’s ‘Age Of Anger: A History Of The Present’, Which Seeks To Answer Why Our World Is Consumed By Fury And Discontentment, Was Named Best Book Of The Year 2017

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    Explanation:
    At The Tata Literature Live! Awards, Pankaj Mishra’s ‘Age Of Anger: A History Of The Present’ Was Named As Best Book Of The Year 2017. The Winners Of The Tata Literature Live! Awards Were Announced At The End Of The Four-Day-Long Literary Festival, On November 19, 2017 In Mumbai. In The Non-Fiction Category, Pankaj Mishra’s ‘Age Of Anger: A History Of The Present’, Which Seeks To Answer Why Our World Is Consumed By Fury And Discontentment, Was Named Best Book Of The Year 2017

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

    Name The Zimbabwean President Who Was Ruling Since Independence And Resigned In 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Robert Mugabe, Who Ruled Zimbabwe Since Independence In 1980 Resigned As President, Ending His 37 Year Rule. A Letter From Robert Mugabe Read Out By The Speaker Of Parliament Said The Decision Was Voluntary And He Had Made It To Allow A Smooth Transfer Of Power. His Resignation Has Halted An Impeachment Hearing That Had Begun Against Him. Robert Mugabe Is 93 Years Old

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    Explanation:
    Robert Mugabe, Who Ruled Zimbabwe Since Independence In 1980 Resigned As President, Ending His 37 Year Rule. A Letter From Robert Mugabe Read Out By The Speaker Of Parliament Said The Decision Was Voluntary And He Had Made It To Allow A Smooth Transfer Of Power. His Resignation Has Halted An Impeachment Hearing That Had Begun Against Him. Robert Mugabe Is 93 Years Old

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

    Which Space Organisation has Completed The First Test Of Its Mars 2020 Mission’s Parachute-Testing Series?

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    Explanation:
    NASA (National Aeronautics And Space Administration) Has Completed The First Test Of Its Mars 2020 Mission’s Parachute-Testing Series, The Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment (ASPIRE).The Test Began With A 58-Foot-Tall Black Brant IX Sounding Rocket Launch And Upper-Atmosphere Flight Last Month From The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Wallops Flight Facility In Wallops Island, Virginia.

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    Explanation:
    NASA (National Aeronautics And Space Administration) Has Completed The First Test Of Its Mars 2020 Mission’s Parachute-Testing Series, The Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment (ASPIRE).The Test Began With A 58-Foot-Tall Black Brant IX Sounding Rocket Launch And Upper-Atmosphere Flight Last Month From The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Wallops Flight Facility In Wallops Island, Virginia.

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

    Which State Government Launched A New Portal ‘Arpana’ For Online Processing Of Applications For Pension Revision In Respect Of Pre-2016 Pensioners?

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    Explanation:
    Odisha Government Launched A New Portal ‘Arpana’ For Online Processing Of Applications For Pension Revision In Respect Of Pre-2016 Pensioners. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Launched ‘Arpana’ Portal At The Secretariat In The Presence Of Finance Minister Shashibhusan Behera And Chief Secretary AP Padhi. Naveen Patnaik Said That, All Pension Disbursing Authorities, Treasuries, Special Treasuries, Accountant General, Orissa And Controller Of Accounts, Orissa Will Work On The Portal For Processing The Pension Applications.

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    Explanation:
    Odisha Government Launched A New Portal ‘Arpana’ For Online Processing Of Applications For Pension Revision In Respect Of Pre-2016 Pensioners. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Launched ‘Arpana’ Portal At The Secretariat In The Presence Of Finance Minister Shashibhusan Behera And Chief Secretary AP Padhi. Naveen Patnaik Said That, All Pension Disbursing Authorities, Treasuries, Special Treasuries, Accountant General, Orissa And Controller Of Accounts, Orissa Will Work On The Portal For Processing The Pension Applications.

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

    Name The First Indian Mission To Study The Sun.

    Correct

    Explanation:
    ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) Satellite Centre Director Mylswamy Annadurai Recently Revealed Its Plans To Launch ‘Aditya-L1’, The First Indian Mission To Study The Sun, By The Year 2019 – 2020. The Aditya-1 Mission Was Conceived As A 400kg Class Satellite Carrying One Payload, The Visible Emission Line Coronagraph (VELC) And Was Planned To Launch In A 800 Km Low Earth Orbit

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    Explanation:
    ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) Satellite Centre Director Mylswamy Annadurai Recently Revealed Its Plans To Launch ‘Aditya-L1’, The First Indian Mission To Study The Sun, By The Year 2019 – 2020. The Aditya-1 Mission Was Conceived As A 400kg Class Satellite Carrying One Payload, The Visible Emission Line Coronagraph (VELC) And Was Planned To Launch In A 800 Km Low Earth Orbit

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

    The expansion of “Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra” scheme was extended from 2017-18 to __________?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) gave approval for the expansion of schemes of the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) under the umbrella scheme “Mission for Protection and Empowerment for Women”. i. The expansion has been approved for a period from 2017-18 to 2019-20 with financial outlay of 3636.85 crore. Central Share will be approximately Rs.3084.96 crore. Under Union Budget 2017-18, corpus of Rs 500 crore was announced for setting up Mahila Shakti Kendras in 14 lakh Anganwadi Centres at village

    Incorrect

    Explanation :
    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) gave approval for the expansion of schemes of the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) under the umbrella scheme “Mission for Protection and Empowerment for Women”. i. The expansion has been approved for a period from 2017-18 to 2019-20 with financial outlay of 3636.85 crore. Central Share will be approximately Rs.3084.96 crore. Under Union Budget 2017-18, corpus of Rs 500 crore was announced for setting up Mahila Shakti Kendras in 14 lakh Anganwadi Centres at village

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

    Which country is hosting the 5th Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) for the first time?

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    Explanation :
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 5th Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) in New Delhi. India is hosting the Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) for the first time. This two-day event is one of the world’s largest conferences in the field of Cyber Space and related issues.Theme of the 5th GCCS was ‘Cyber4All: A Secure and Inclusive Cyberspace for Sustainable Development’.

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    Explanation :
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 5th Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) in New Delhi. India is hosting the Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) for the first time. This two-day event is one of the world’s largest conferences in the field of Cyber Space and related issues.Theme of the 5th GCCS was ‘Cyber4All: A Secure and Inclusive Cyberspace for Sustainable Development’.

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

    Under whom the GOI had setup a panel panel was set up to overhaul and simplify the income tax laws?

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    Explanation :
    The government formed a task force to draft a new direct tax law to replace the existing Income Tax Act, which has been in force since 1961. Arbind Modi, Member, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), will lead a six-member panel. Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian will be a permanent special invitee on the panel. The task force will submit its report to the government within six months. It would draft direct tax laws in line with tax laws prevalent in other countries, incorporating international best practices, and keeping in mind the economic needs of India.

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    Explanation :
    The government formed a task force to draft a new direct tax law to replace the existing Income Tax Act, which has been in force since 1961. Arbind Modi, Member, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), will lead a six-member panel. Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian will be a permanent special invitee on the panel. The task force will submit its report to the government within six months. It would draft direct tax laws in line with tax laws prevalent in other countries, incorporating international best practices, and keeping in mind the economic needs of India.

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

    According to UNDP, which is World’s most violent region for Women?

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    Explanation :
    As per a report presented by UN Women and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world for women. Issue of violence against women in Latin America is so critical, that the region has been referred to as most violent region in the world for women outside of conflict zones.This region also has the highest rate of sexual violence against women outside of relationships. There is high prevalence of Femicide (killing of woman by a man on account of gender) in Central America, wherein two out three women murdered died because of their gender.

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    Explanation :
    As per a report presented by UN Women and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world for women. Issue of violence against women in Latin America is so critical, that the region has been referred to as most violent region in the world for women outside of conflict zones.This region also has the highest rate of sexual violence against women outside of relationships. There is high prevalence of Femicide (killing of woman by a man on account of gender) in Central America, wherein two out three women murdered died because of their gender.

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

    Which bank became the first one to be added to the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB’s) list of global systemically important banks (G-SIB)?