October Current Affairs Mock Test 2017

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

    In which North Indian state, Tawang festival is celebrated?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu inaugurated the Tawang festival. The NEC (North Eastern Council) secretary Ram Muivah inaugurated the traditional games and sports competition. Exhibition stalls were inaugurated by the chief minister. They contain products and materials from horticulture, agriculture, forest and textile departments, NGOs and local community bodies.

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    Explanation:
    Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu inaugurated the Tawang festival. The NEC (North Eastern Council) secretary Ram Muivah inaugurated the traditional games and sports competition. Exhibition stalls were inaugurated by the chief minister. They contain products and materials from horticulture, agriculture, forest and textile departments, NGOs and local community bodies.

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

    In which state ‘No helmet, no petrol’ rule for two wheelers came into act?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    No helmet, no petrol’ rule for two wheelers came to act in Andhra Pradesh. This rule prohibits petrol supply to two wheeler riders without helmet. Mr.Chandrababu Naidu has sanctioned Rs.10 crore for implementation of this rule. Car drivers have been mandated to wear seat belts.

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    Explanation:
    No helmet, no petrol’ rule for two wheelers came to act in Andhra Pradesh. This rule prohibits petrol supply to two wheeler riders without helmet. Mr.Chandrababu Naidu has sanctioned Rs.10 crore for implementation of this rule. Car drivers have been mandated to wear seat belts.

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

    Who has been appointed as new Governor of Tamil Nadu?

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    Explanation:
    Banwarilal Purohit was serving as a Governor of Assam.Now he is appointed as the Governor of Tamil Nadu.

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    Explanation:
    Banwarilal Purohit was serving as a Governor of Assam.Now he is appointed as the Governor of Tamil Nadu.

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

    Who has won a prestigious International Business Person of the Year at the Asian Achievers Awards in London for innovative IT solutions?

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    Explanation:
    A Ghana-based Indian entrepreneur named Birendra Sasmal has won a prestigious International Business Person of the Year at the Asian Achievers Awards in London for turning his company into a thriving Information Technology (IT), telecoms and manufacturing success story with operations across West Africa. Birendra Sasmal is the CEO of Subah Group, which is headquartered in Accra, Ghana.
    Subah Group employs around 350 people with offices in Guinea, Sierra Leone, New York City and Dubai.

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    Explanation:
    A Ghana-based Indian entrepreneur named Birendra Sasmal has won a prestigious International Business Person of the Year at the Asian Achievers Awards in London for turning his company into a thriving Information Technology (IT), telecoms and manufacturing success story with operations across West Africa. Birendra Sasmal is the CEO of Subah Group, which is headquartered in Accra, Ghana.
    Subah Group employs around 350 people with offices in Guinea, Sierra Leone, New York City and Dubai.

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

    Who won the Malaysian Grand Prix 2017 title in Selangor, Malaysia?

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    Explanation:
    2017 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix was held at the Sepang International Circuit, Selangor, in Malaysia. Max Verstappen of the Red Bull team won the Malaysian Grand Prix 2017 title.Max Verstappen won Lewis Hamilton by 12.7 seconds

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    Explanation:
    2017 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix was held at the Sepang International Circuit, Selangor, in Malaysia. Max Verstappen of the Red Bull team won the Malaysian Grand Prix 2017 title.Max Verstappen won Lewis Hamilton by 12.7 seconds

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

    Where did Benghazi’s commercial port reopen for the first time in three years on October 1, 2017?

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    Explanation:
    Benghazi’s commercial port in east Libya reopened on October 1, 2017 for the first time in three years. The reopening of port happened in presence of Abdullah al-Thinni, the Prime Minister of Libyan government based in the east.

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    Explanation:
    Benghazi’s commercial port in east Libya reopened on October 1, 2017 for the first time in three years. The reopening of port happened in presence of Abdullah al-Thinni, the Prime Minister of Libyan government based in the east.

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

    India’s first International Financial Services Centre GIFT- IFSC has ranked at _______ place in the latest September 2017 edition of Global Financial Centres Index 22 (GFCI) of London.

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    Explanation:
    India’s first International Financial Services Centre (IFSC), Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) IFSC has ranked at 10th place in the latest September 2017 edition of Global Financial Centres Index 22 (GFCI) – London.

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    Explanation:
    India’s first International Financial Services Centre (IFSC), Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) IFSC has ranked at 10th place in the latest September 2017 edition of Global Financial Centres Index 22 (GFCI) – London.

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

    Which temple was awarded the best ‘Swachh Iconic Place’ (Cleanest Iconic Place) in India?

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    Explanation:
    On 2nd October 2017, the Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple of Madurai Tamilnadu awarded the best ‘Swachh Iconic Place’ (Cleanest Iconic Place), in India. Madurai District Collector K.Veera Raghava Rao and Corporation Commissioner S.Aneesh Sekhar received the ‘Swachh Iconic Place’ award from Uma Bharati, Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation.

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    Explanation:
    On 2nd October 2017, the Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple of Madurai Tamilnadu awarded the best ‘Swachh Iconic Place’ (Cleanest Iconic Place), in India. Madurai District Collector K.Veera Raghava Rao and Corporation Commissioner S.Aneesh Sekhar received the ‘Swachh Iconic Place’ award from Uma Bharati, Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation.

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

    In which field Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young awarded received 2017 Nobel Prize?

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    Explanation:
    Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young have been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling our biological clocks.

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    Explanation:
    Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young have been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling our biological clocks.

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

    Birendra Prasad Baishya has elected as chairman of two sub-committees to which of the following federation?

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    Explanation:
    Birendra Prasad Baishya the President of Indian Weightlifting Federation has been elected as chairman of two sub-committees of International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).

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    Explanation:
    Birendra Prasad Baishya the President of Indian Weightlifting Federation has been elected as chairman of two sub-committees of International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).

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

    Which country will be the guest of honour in 6th edition of World Government Summit in Dubai,UAE?

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    Explanation:
    The sixth edition of the World Government Summit (WHS) is s to be held from February 11th – 13th, 2018 in Dubai, UAE. India will be the guest of honour in this summit. The summit is the largest movement to review and share the best experiences, and the first global forum for governments, countries, organizations and private sector leaders interested in the industry of the future.

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    Explanation:
    The sixth edition of the World Government Summit (WHS) is s to be held from February 11th – 13th, 2018 in Dubai, UAE. India will be the guest of honour in this summit. The summit is the largest movement to review and share the best experiences, and the first global forum for governments, countries, organizations and private sector leaders interested in the industry of the future.

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

    On 2nd October 2017, World Habitat Day was observed all over the world. The theme for World Habitat Day 2017 is ___________.

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    Explanation:
    On 2nd October 2017, World Habitat Day was observed all over the world.
    The theme for World Habitat Day 2017 is ‘Housing Policies: Affordable Homes’
    This day is celebrated to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and to emphasize the basic right of all to receive adequate shelter.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    On 2nd October 2017, World Habitat Day was observed all over the world.
    The theme for World Habitat Day 2017 is ‘Housing Policies: Affordable Homes’
    This day is celebrated to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and to emphasize the basic right of all to receive adequate shelter.

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

    Where was the 4 day Global Wildlife Programme (GWP) conference started?

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    Explanation:
    The 4-day Global Wildlife Programme( GWP) conference which begun on October 2, 2017, in New Delhi, will give India an opportunity to get familiar with best practices on the management of wildlife habitats and minimising human-wildlife conflict situations.

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    Explanation:
    The 4-day Global Wildlife Programme( GWP) conference which begun on October 2, 2017, in New Delhi, will give India an opportunity to get familiar with best practices on the management of wildlife habitats and minimising human-wildlife conflict situations.

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

    For whom the Karnataka government launched ‘Mathru Purna’ scheme?

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    Explanation:
    On 2nd October 2017, Karnataka Chief Minister Mr.Siddaramaiah launched ‘Mathru Poorna’ scheme, for nutritional wellness of pregnant and lactating women in rural areas, at Vidhan Soudha, in Bengaluru, Karnataka

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    On 2nd October 2017, Karnataka Chief Minister Mr.Siddaramaiah launched ‘Mathru Poorna’ scheme, for nutritional wellness of pregnant and lactating women in rural areas, at Vidhan Soudha, in Bengaluru, Karnataka

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

    Where was the Mahatma Gandhi’s statue unveiled on 2nd October 2017?

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    Explanation:
    On 2nd October 2017, a statue of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled to mark his 148th birth anniversary, in Cardiff, Wales.

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    Explanation:
    On 2nd October 2017, a statue of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled to mark his 148th birth anniversary, in Cardiff, Wales.

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

    In what field US scientists Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne won the 2017 Nobel Prize?

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    Explanation:
    On October 3, 2017, US scientists Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne won the 2017 Nobel Prize in the field of Physics for their pioneering role in the detection of gravitational waves at Stockholm, Sweden.

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    Explanation:
    On October 3, 2017, US scientists Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne won the 2017 Nobel Prize in the field of Physics for their pioneering role in the detection of gravitational waves at Stockholm, Sweden.

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

    Which country has launched ‘world’s biggest & most powerful’ nuclear icebreaker Ship?

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    Explanation:
    In a bid to reinforce its leadership in the Arctic, Russia has launched world’s largest nuclear-powered icebreaker ship named Sibir (Siberia). It was launched into the water at the Baltic Shipyard in St Petersburg.

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    Explanation:
    In a bid to reinforce its leadership in the Arctic, Russia has launched world’s largest nuclear-powered icebreaker ship named Sibir (Siberia). It was launched into the water at the Baltic Shipyard in St Petersburg.

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

    Which country has announced the setting of National Space Agency, at the International Astronautical Congress?

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    Explanation:
    Australia announced that it will establish a national space agency, as a part of long term plan to develop Australia’s domestic space industry, in Australia.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    Australia announced that it will establish a national space agency, as a part of long term plan to develop Australia’s domestic space industry, in Australia.

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

    The Central Government has approved for Turtle sanctuary development in ___________.

    Correct

    Explanation:
    The Central Government has approved development of a Turtle sanctuary in Allahabad along with a River Biodiversity Park at Sangam (confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Sarasvati) under Namami Gange programme.

    Incorrect

    Explanation:
    The Central Government has approved development of a Turtle sanctuary in Allahabad along with a River Biodiversity Park at Sangam (confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Sarasvati) under Namami Gange programme.

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

    Name the state government has launched ‘Mukhyamantri Samoohik Vivaah Yojana’.

    Correct

    Explanation:
    On October 3, 2017, Uttar Pradesh State Government launched a mass marriage scheme called ‘Mukhyamantri Samoohik Vivaah Yojana’. Under the scheme, Uttar Pradesh social welfare department will conduct mass marriages.District magistrates of respective districts will authorise Urban local bodies like nagar panchayat, nagar palika and nagar nigam, kshetra panchayats, zila panchayats, government/semi-government organisations and NGOs to organise programmes in this regard.

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    Explanation:
    On October 3, 2017, Uttar Pradesh State Government launched a mass marriage scheme called ‘Mukhyamantri Samoohik Vivaah Yojana’. Under the scheme, Uttar Pradesh social welfare department will conduct mass marriages.District magistrates of respective districts will authorise Urban local bodies like nagar panchayat, nagar palika and nagar nigam, kshetra panchayats, zila panchayats, government/semi-government organisations and NGOs to organise programmes in this regard.

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

    Massive search operation ‘CASO’ launched in Jammu & Kashmir. Expand CASO.

    Correct

    Explanation:
    On 4th October 2017, Government forces launched a major Cordon-and-Search-Operation (CASO), in Hajin town of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. Cordon-and-Search-Operation (CASO) was launched following specific inputs about the presence of militants in the Bandipora area.

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    Explanation:
    On 4th October 2017, Government forces launched a major Cordon-and-Search-Operation (CASO), in Hajin town of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. Cordon-and-Search-Operation (CASO) was launched following specific inputs about the presence of militants in the Bandipora area.

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

    Where was the 8th conference of the Association of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians (ASSP) held from 4th to 6th October 2017?

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    Explanation:
    On 4th to 6th October 2017, the 8th conference of the Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians (ASSP) is held at Hotel Hilton, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The 8th Conference, organized by the Parliament of Sri Lanka, has brought together Speakers and Parliamentarians from the member countries of the SAARC. The conference was inaugurated by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena.

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    Explanation:
    On 4th to 6th October 2017, the 8th conference of the Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians (ASSP) is held at Hotel Hilton, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The 8th Conference, organized by the Parliament of Sri Lanka, has brought together Speakers and Parliamentarians from the member countries of the SAARC. The conference was inaugurated by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena.

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

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced Fourth Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement for financial year 2017-18.What is the percentage of Policy Repo Rate?

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    Explanation:
    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced Fourth Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement for financial year 2017-18. This time the Policy Repo Rate has been kept unchanged and remains the same 6.00%.

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    Explanation:
    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced Fourth Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement for financial year 2017-18. This time the Policy Repo Rate has been kept unchanged and remains the same 6.00%.

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

    Who has been appointed as new chairman of SBI for a period of 3 years from 7th October 2017?

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    Explanation:
    On 4th September 2017, the government appointed Rajnish Kumar as the new Chairman of SBI (State Bank of India). The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Rajinish Kumar as SBI Chairman, for a period of 3 years from 7th October 2017.

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    Explanation:
    On 4th September 2017, the government appointed Rajnish Kumar as the new Chairman of SBI (State Bank of India). The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Rajinish Kumar as SBI Chairman, for a period of 3 years from 7th October 2017.

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

    Name the State Cabinet has approved Heritage Tourism policy & ‘Mukhya Mantri Rural Road Repair Scheme’.

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    Explanation:
    On October 4, 2017, Himachal Pradesh Cabinet under Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh approved ‘Heritage Tourism Policy 2017’ & ‘Mukhya Mantri Rural Road Repair Scheme’ along with other developmental and welfare initiatives.

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    Explanation:
    On October 4, 2017, Himachal Pradesh Cabinet under Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh approved ‘Heritage Tourism Policy 2017’ & ‘Mukhya Mantri Rural Road Repair Scheme’ along with other developmental and welfare initiatives.

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

    Where will the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 to be Held?

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    Explanation:
    On October 3, 2017, a high-level delegation from Government of India and the United States met at NITI Aayog to plan the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which is scheduled to be held from 28th – 30th November 2017 in Hyderabad

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    Explanation:
    On October 3, 2017, a high-level delegation from Government of India and the United States met at NITI Aayog to plan the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which is scheduled to be held from 28th – 30th November 2017 in Hyderabad

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

    Which country has ranked first in online harassment, in the Asia Pacific region as per the report of Norton by Symantec?

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    Explanation:
    On 4th October 2017, a report by Norton by Symantec, stated that India ranks first in online harassment, in the Asia Pacific region. Norton by Symantec released a report on online harassment. This report surveyed 1,035 adults in India.India has faced highest levels of online harassment in the Asia Pacific Region. 8 out of 10 surveyed Indians said that, they had encountered some form of online harassment.

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    Explanation:
    On 4th October 2017, a report by Norton by Symantec, stated that India ranks first in online harassment, in the Asia Pacific region. Norton by Symantec released a report on online harassment. This report surveyed 1,035 adults in India.India has faced highest levels of online harassment in the Asia Pacific Region. 8 out of 10 surveyed Indians said that, they had encountered some form of online harassment.

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

    Under the chairmanship of whom RBI forms High-level Task Force on Public Credit Registry?

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    Explanation:
    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has formed a High-level Task Force on Public Credit Registry (PCR) for India. The task force has been constituted under the chairmanship of Yeshwant M. Deosthalee.The High-level Task Force on Public Credit Registry (PCR) for India consists of representatives from various stakeholders including the Reserve Bank, banks, non-banking financial companies (NBFCs), industry bodies, and experts in information technology.

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    Explanation:
    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has formed a High-level Task Force on Public Credit Registry (PCR) for India. The task force has been constituted under the chairmanship of Yeshwant M. Deosthalee.The High-level Task Force on Public Credit Registry (PCR) for India consists of representatives from various stakeholders including the Reserve Bank, banks, non-banking financial companies (NBFCs), industry bodies, and experts in information technology.

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

    Who will be the event ambassador for the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2018?

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    Explanation:
    On 5th October 2017, International Cricket Council (ICC) announced New Zealand all-rounder, Corey Anderson as the event ambassador for the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2018. The under-19 World Cup starts on 13thJanuary 2018. The 16-team tournament will be held in New Zealand for the third time in history. It will be played in four cities.

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    Explanation:
    On 5th October 2017, International Cricket Council (ICC) announced New Zealand all-rounder, Corey Anderson as the event ambassador for the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2018. The under-19 World Cup starts on 13thJanuary 2018. The 16-team tournament will be held in New Zealand for the third time in history. It will be played in four cities.

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

    Who won India’s first ever gold medal at Wushu World Championships, in Russia?

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    Explanation:
    On 4th October 2017, Pooja Kadian created history by winning India’s first ever gold medal at Wushu World Championships, in Russia. Pooja Kadian, a Central Reserve Police Force’s (CRPF) Wushu champion, finished on top in the 75 kg women’s Sanda Category by defeating Evgeniya Stepanova of Russia in the finals.

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    Explanation:
    On 4th October 2017, Pooja Kadian created history by winning India’s first ever gold medal at Wushu World Championships, in Russia. Pooja Kadian, a Central Reserve Police Force’s (CRPF) Wushu champion, finished on top in the 75 kg women’s Sanda Category by defeating Evgeniya Stepanova of Russia in the finals.

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

    Where did the first ever ASEAN-India Music Festival has begun and its organised to celebrate 25th anniversary of ASEAN-India Dialogue Relations?

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    Explanation:
    The first ever ASEAN-India Music Festival has begun at Purana Quila in New Delhi on October 6, 2017. It will continue till October 8, 2017. First Edition of the ASEAN-India Music Festival has been organised by Union Ministry of External Affairs, in collaboration with Union Ministry of Culture and arts/cultural group SeherI.It has been organised to celebrate 25th anniversary of ASEAN-India Dialogue Relations, which is being commemorated with the theme “Shared Values, Common Destiny”

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    Explanation:
    The first ever ASEAN-India Music Festival has begun at Purana Quila in New Delhi on October 6, 2017. It will continue till October 8, 2017. First Edition of the ASEAN-India Music Festival has been organised by Union Ministry of External Affairs, in collaboration with Union Ministry of Culture and arts/cultural group SeherI.It has been organised to celebrate 25th anniversary of ASEAN-India Dialogue Relations, which is being commemorated with the theme “Shared Values, Common Destiny”

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

    Who will lead a ministerial delegation to the ASEAN-India ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas’ (PBD) to be held in 2018, in Singapore?

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    Explanation:
    On 5th October 2017, India’s High Commissioner to Singapore announced that, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will lead a ministerial delegation to the ASEAN-India ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas’ (PBD) to be held in 2018, in Singapore.

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    Explanation:
    On 5th October 2017, India’s High Commissioner to Singapore announced that, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will lead a ministerial delegation to the ASEAN-India ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas’ (PBD) to be held in 2018, in Singapore.

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

    Who led SEBI panel on corporate governance reforms for independent directors and greater transparency?

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    Explanation:
    The 25-member panel was set up by SEBI in June 2017. The panel was led by Uday Kotak, the Executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Kotak Mahindra Bank

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    Explanation:
    The 25-member panel was set up by SEBI in June 2017. The panel was led by Uday Kotak, the Executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Kotak Mahindra Bank

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

    How much European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed the finance contract for lending for Bangalore Metro Rail?

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    Explanation:
    On 5th October 2017, India and European Investment Bank (EIB) signed the finance contract for lending of 300 million euros (about Rs.2,293 crore) for Bangalore Metro Rail.

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    Explanation:
    On 5th October 2017, India and European Investment Bank (EIB) signed the finance contract for lending of 300 million euros (about Rs.2,293 crore) for Bangalore Metro Rail.

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

    Name the Adobe investment on integration of Aadhaar-based authentication in its e-signature solution on 4thOct. 2017.

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    Explanation:
    Adobe announced investment on integration of Aadhaar-based authentication in its e-signature solution “Adobe Sign” on 4th Oct. 2017. “Adobe Sign” is aimed at helping organizations to eliminate their dependency on wet signatures and allow digital validation of users’ legal identity.

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    Explanation:
    Adobe announced investment on integration of Aadhaar-based authentication in its e-signature solution “Adobe Sign” on 4th Oct. 2017. “Adobe Sign” is aimed at helping organizations to eliminate their dependency on wet signatures and allow digital validation of users’ legal identity.

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

    Which country has appointed Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh as its new prime minister?

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    Explanation:
    On 5th October 2017, Mongolia appointed Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh as its new prime minister, in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. khnaagiin Khurelsukh was a former deputy Prime Minister. He has been selected as the new Prime Minister by the ruling Mongolia People’s Party (MPP).Few weeks ago, the previous Prime Minister Jargaltulgiin Erdenebat and his cabinet were removed due corruption allegations.

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    Explanation:
    On 5th October 2017, Mongolia appointed Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh as its new prime minister, in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. khnaagiin Khurelsukh was a former deputy Prime Minister. He has been selected as the new Prime Minister by the ruling Mongolia People’s Party (MPP).Few weeks ago, the previous Prime Minister Jargaltulgiin Erdenebat and his cabinet were removed due corruption allegations.

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

    Where does the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) setting up of a research centre for startups, academicians, environmentalists and entrepreneurs on 5th October 2017?

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    Explanation:
    On 5th October 2017, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) announced the setting up of a research centre for startups, academicians, environmentalists and entrepreneurs, in Guwahati, Assam. The decision of setting up ISRO research centre at Guwahati was taken at a meeting between Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and ISRO Chairman Dr.A.S.Kiran Kumar on 5thOctober 2017.

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    Explanation:
    On 5th October 2017, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) announced the setting up of a research centre for startups, academicians, environmentalists and entrepreneurs, in Guwahati, Assam. The decision of setting up ISRO research centre at Guwahati was taken at a meeting between Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and ISRO Chairman Dr.A.S.Kiran Kumar on 5thOctober 2017.

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

    Which State government has completely banned the usage of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) carry bags in their state?

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    Explanation:
    Chhattisgarh Government has completely banned the usage of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) carry bags in their state. The government also banned the manufacture, storage, import, sale, transport and use of such plastic-borne goods.

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    Explanation:
    Chhattisgarh Government has completely banned the usage of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) carry bags in their state. The government also banned the manufacture, storage, import, sale, transport and use of such plastic-borne goods.

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

    Who has been awarded as Germany’s highest civilian honour “Cross of the Order of Merit”?

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    Explanation:
    Rajesh Nath, Managing Director of VDMA India, has been conferred Germany’s Highest Civilian Honour, ‘Cross of the Order of Merit’. VDMA is a German Engineering Federation. ‘Cross of the Order of Merit’ was instituted in year 1951 and is also called Bundesverdienstkreuz or Federal Cross of Merit.

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    Explanation:
    Rajesh Nath, Managing Director of VDMA India, has been conferred Germany’s Highest Civilian Honour, ‘Cross of the Order of Merit’. VDMA is a German Engineering Federation. ‘Cross of the Order of Merit’ was instituted in year 1951 and is also called Bundesverdienstkreuz or Federal Cross of Merit.

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

    Which of the following is India’s First Portal dedicated to Para-sports?

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    Explanation:
    ‘thenationspride.com’, India’s First Portal Dedicated to Para-sports was launched on October 6, 2017. This platform has been launched to create awareness about para-sports and provide a platform to para sportspersons to share their success stories against adversities.

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    Explanation:
    ‘thenationspride.com’, India’s First Portal Dedicated to Para-sports was launched on October 6, 2017. This platform has been launched to create awareness about para-sports and provide a platform to para sportspersons to share their success stories against adversities.

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

    Where did Prime Minister Narendra Modi launch Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan Scheme?

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    Explanation:
    During his Gujarat visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan Scheme aimed at imparting digital literacy to citizens in rural areas.

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    Explanation:
    During his Gujarat visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan Scheme aimed at imparting digital literacy to citizens in rural areas.

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

    ‘Mera Houchongba’ is which state’s traditional festival?

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    Explanation:
    Manipur’s traditional Mera Houchongba festival symbolizes brotherhood and unity among indigenous communities settled in both hill and valley of State.It was celebrated at the Manipur Royal palace (Sana Konung) in Imphal in the presence of King of Manipur, Leishemba Sanajaoba as the main host.

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    Explanation:
    Manipur’s traditional Mera Houchongba festival symbolizes brotherhood and unity among indigenous communities settled in both hill and valley of State.It was celebrated at the Manipur Royal palace (Sana Konung) in Imphal in the presence of King of Manipur, Leishemba Sanajaoba as the main host.

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

    Which Private Sector bank has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Freecharge?

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    Explanation:
    Axis Bank has completed the acquisition of Freecharge for a cash consideration of 373.27 crore.It has also announced appointment of Sangram Singh as the CEO of Freecharge Payment Technologies Private Ltd.

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    Explanation:
    Axis Bank has completed the acquisition of Freecharge for a cash consideration of 373.27 crore.It has also announced appointment of Sangram Singh as the CEO of Freecharge Payment Technologies Private Ltd.

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

    Where was 20th Asia Masters Athletics Championship held?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    India finished second in 20th Asia Masters Athletics Championship held in Rugao, China. and bagged 146 medals, including 37 golds, 43 silvers and 66 bronze.China was topped.

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    Explanation:
    India finished second in 20th Asia Masters Athletics Championship held in Rugao, China. and bagged 146 medals, including 37 golds, 43 silvers and 66 bronze.China was topped.

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

    On what date Indian Air-force day will be celebrated?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    On October 8 2017, The Indian Air Force (IAF) celebrated its 85th anniversary. The celebrations were marked by a stellar show in the skies by various aircraft at the Hindon Air Force Station in Ghaziabad.

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    Explanation:
    On October 8 2017, The Indian Air Force (IAF) celebrated its 85th anniversary. The celebrations were marked by a stellar show in the skies by various aircraft at the Hindon Air Force Station in Ghaziabad.

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

    The first conference of “Dialogue of Civilizations” conference was held in which country?

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    Explanation:
    First conference of this series was inaugurated in Guatemala in 2013 followed by Turkey in 2014 and China in 2015.Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in collaboration with National Geographic Society is hosting an international conference on “Dialogue of Civilizations – IV” from 8th – 15th October, 2017 at Delhi, Gandhinagar (in Gujarat) and Dholavira (in Gujarat).

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    Explanation:
    First conference of this series was inaugurated in Guatemala in 2013 followed by Turkey in 2014 and China in 2015.Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in collaboration with National Geographic Society is hosting an international conference on “Dialogue of Civilizations – IV” from 8th – 15th October, 2017 at Delhi, Gandhinagar (in Gujarat) and Dholavira (in Gujarat).

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

    Which Indian state launched ‘Solar Briefcase’ to provide electricity in remote areas?

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    Explanation:
    On October 8, 2017, Uttarakhand State Government and a charitable funding agency named Swan Cultural Center and Foundation, launched ‘Solar Briefcase’ in Kedarnath Dham.

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    Explanation:
    On October 8, 2017, Uttarakhand State Government and a charitable funding agency named Swan Cultural Center and Foundation, launched ‘Solar Briefcase’ in Kedarnath Dham.

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

    Which two countries topped the survey of most valuable nation brand 2017 ?

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    Explanation:
    US retained its top spot as most valuable nation brand and China occupied the second spot and has been adjudged as fastest growing nation brand in 2017.

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    Explanation:
    US retained its top spot as most valuable nation brand and China occupied the second spot and has been adjudged as fastest growing nation brand in 2017.

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

    Who is selected for this year’s prestigious Vayalar award ?

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    Explanation:
    Novelist T D Radhakrishnan’s has been selected for this year’s prestigious Vayalar award. The award will be presented to him on October 27, 2017, the death anniversary of poet and lyricist Vayalar Ramavarma.

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    Explanation:
    Novelist T D Radhakrishnan’s has been selected for this year’s prestigious Vayalar award. The award will be presented to him on October 27, 2017, the death anniversary of poet and lyricist Vayalar Ramavarma.

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

    What was the profession of Bismoy Kumar Mohanty who recently passes away?

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    Explanation:
    Noted journalist Bismoy Kumar Mohanty died due to heart attack at Puri, Odisha

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    Explanation:
    Noted journalist Bismoy Kumar Mohanty died due to heart attack at Puri, Odisha

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

    The project VAJRA (Visiting Advanced Joint Research) Faculty scheme comes under which ministry?

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    Explanation:
    Central Government has received 260 applications from foreign scientists for Visiting Advanced Joint Research (VAJRA) Faculty scheme. Out of these 260 applications, 70 will be shortlisted for this year. VAJRA Faculty scheme is a pilot project by the Department of Science and Technology (Under Union Ministry of Science and Technology) which was launched in May 2017.

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    Explanation:
    Central Government has received 260 applications from foreign scientists for Visiting Advanced Joint Research (VAJRA) Faculty scheme. Out of these 260 applications, 70 will be shortlisted for this year. VAJRA Faculty scheme is a pilot project by the Department of Science and Technology (Under Union Ministry of Science and Technology) which was launched in May 2017.

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

    What is the theme of 3rd International Conference on Yoga 2017?

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    Explanation:
    Vice President, Mr.M.Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the two days ‘International Conference on Yoga for Wellness’ at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. This is the 3rdInternational Conference on Yoga organized by the Ministry of AYUSH. About 500 delegates, including 69 from overseas countries attended the conference.

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    Explanation:
    Vice President, Mr.M.Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the two days ‘International Conference on Yoga for Wellness’ at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. This is the 3rdInternational Conference on Yoga organized by the Ministry of AYUSH. About 500 delegates, including 69 from overseas countries attended the conference.

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

    Andhra Pradesh State Government and international digital payments company Visa announced a tie up for Visakhapatnam Digital Dhan Sankalp Project, to develop Visakhapatnam into India’s first ____________ city.

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    Explanation:
    Digital Dhan Sankalp project, is an initiative to develop Visakhapatnam into India’s first ‘less cash’ city. The range of digital payment services included under the project are payment of water and property tax at Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC), bus services run by Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC), iconic tourist locations at Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (VUDA), and utility services of Eastern Power Distribution Company of AP Ltd (EPDCL). These services are now accessible to 90% of population in Visakhapatnam.

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    Explanation:
    Digital Dhan Sankalp project, is an initiative to develop Visakhapatnam into India’s first ‘less cash’ city. The range of digital payment services included under the project are payment of water and property tax at Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC), bus services run by Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC), iconic tourist locations at Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (VUDA), and utility services of Eastern Power Distribution Company of AP Ltd (EPDCL). These services are now accessible to 90% of population in Visakhapatnam.

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

    Which country launched a remote sensing VRSS-2 satellite for Venezuela from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gobi desert?

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    Explanation:
    China launched a remote sensing VRSS-2 satellite for Venezuela from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gobi desert. VRSS -2 Satellite was launched by China’s Long March-2D carrier rocket. Venezuela will use this satellite for environmental protection and disaster monitoring, as well as land resources inspection, crop yield estimation and city planning.

     

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    Explanation:
    China launched a remote sensing VRSS-2 satellite for Venezuela from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gobi desert. VRSS -2 Satellite was launched by China’s Long March-2D carrier rocket. Venezuela will use this satellite for environmental protection and disaster monitoring, as well as land resources inspection, crop yield estimation and city planning.

     

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

    Which is the smallest country to qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup?

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    Explanation:
    Iceland, the smallest county, has qualified to participate in FIFA World Cup 2018 by defeating Kosovo by 2-0 in the finals. Iceland finished the group with 22 points from their 10 games. Iceland would participate in its first finals of FIFA World Cup 2018, in Russia. It was a remarkable achievement for a country which has a population of about 3,50,000. Iceland team is coached by part-time dentist Heimir Hallgrimsson. Iceland’s seven wins in the group included all five of their home matches. It has defeated previous World Cup semi-finalists Croatia and Turkey.

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    Explanation:
    Iceland, the smallest county, has qualified to participate in FIFA World Cup 2018 by defeating Kosovo by 2-0 in the finals. Iceland finished the group with 22 points from their 10 games. Iceland would participate in its first finals of FIFA World Cup 2018, in Russia. It was a remarkable achievement for a country which has a population of about 3,50,000. Iceland team is coached by part-time dentist Heimir Hallgrimsson. Iceland’s seven wins in the group included all five of their home matches. It has defeated previous World Cup semi-finalists Croatia and Turkey.

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

    Which committee was appointment to recommend new salary structure for judges of lower courts in India?

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    Explanation:
    Union Law Ministry has finalised the appointment of a panel (Second National Judicial Pay Commission) to recommend new salary structure for judges of lower courts in India. In coming days, Union Cabinet will take up Law Ministry’s proposal to appoint the Second National Judicial Pay Commission to recommend salary hikes for the 21,000 lower court judges. Former Supreme Court judge PV Reddi will be the head of this proposed commission which will submit its recommendations in early 2019.

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    Explanation:
    Union Law Ministry has finalised the appointment of a panel (Second National Judicial Pay Commission) to recommend new salary structure for judges of lower courts in India. In coming days, Union Cabinet will take up Law Ministry’s proposal to appoint the Second National Judicial Pay Commission to recommend salary hikes for the 21,000 lower court judges. Former Supreme Court judge PV Reddi will be the head of this proposed commission which will submit its recommendations in early 2019.

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

    International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered India’s growth forecast from its earlier estimate of 7.2% to ______% .

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    Explanation :
    International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered India’s growth forecast for 2017 to 6.7% from its earlier estimate of 7.2%.
    In the latest edition of World Economic Outlook report, IMF has cited lingering impact of demonetisation and teething problems related to implementation of Goods & Services Tax (GST) as main reasons for the downward revision of Indian economy’s growth forecast.

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    Explanation :
    International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered India’s growth forecast for 2017 to 6.7% from its earlier estimate of 7.2%.
    In the latest edition of World Economic Outlook report, IMF has cited lingering impact of demonetisation and teething problems related to implementation of Goods & Services Tax (GST) as main reasons for the downward revision of Indian economy’s growth forecast.

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

    Who won 2017 Nobel prize in Economics for his work on behavioural economics?

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    Explanation:
    Richard H. Thaler won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Economics for his work on behavioural economics. He plans to spend the prize money “irrationally”. Thaler, 72 and a professor at the University of Chicago, is one of the founders of behavioral economics and finance.

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    Explanation:
    Richard H. Thaler won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Economics for his work on behavioural economics. He plans to spend the prize money “irrationally”. Thaler, 72 and a professor at the University of Chicago, is one of the founders of behavioral economics and finance.

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

    On which date the International Day of the Girl Child observed?

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    Explanation:
    ‘International Day of the Girl Child’ is observed across the world on October 11 every year. This day is observed to raise awareness about several issues faced by girl child pertaining to education, nutrition, child marriage, legal and medical rights. Theme of International Day of the Girl Child’ 2017 is “EmPOWER Girls: Before, during and after crises”.

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    Explanation:
    ‘International Day of the Girl Child’ is observed across the world on October 11 every year. This day is observed to raise awareness about several issues faced by girl child pertaining to education, nutrition, child marriage, legal and medical rights. Theme of International Day of the Girl Child’ 2017 is “EmPOWER Girls: Before, during and after crises”.

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

    What are the two Schemes introduced by cabinet to boost Skill India Mission?

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    Explanation:
    In a bid to provide a boost to ‘Skill India Mission’, on October 11, 2017, Union Cabinet approved two new skill development schemes named Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) and Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (STRIVE). Both these schemes are result oriented programmes focusing on vocational education and training.

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    Explanation:
    In a bid to provide a boost to ‘Skill India Mission’, on October 11, 2017, Union Cabinet approved two new skill development schemes named Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) and Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (STRIVE). Both these schemes are result oriented programmes focusing on vocational education and training.

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

    India ranks which position in Global Hunger Index ?

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    Explanation:
    India has ranked at 100th position among 119 countries on the Global Hunger Index (GHI), 2017. This year’s ranking marks a drop of three positions as compared to 97th rank in Global Hunger Index 2016.India’s GHI 2017 score of 4 places it at the high end of the “serious” hunger problem category.

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    Explanation:
    India has ranked at 100th position among 119 countries on the Global Hunger Index (GHI), 2017. This year’s ranking marks a drop of three positions as compared to 97th rank in Global Hunger Index 2016.India’s GHI 2017 score of 4 places it at the high end of the “serious” hunger problem category.

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

    American financial technology company Mastercard launched its first innovation lab in which part of India?

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    Explanation:
    American financial technology company Mastercard launched its first innovation lab in India in Pune, Maharashtra. This centre is Mastercard’s ninth lab in the world and the second in Asia Pacific besides Singapore. The centre in Pune will focus on new payment technology ideas for the rapidly growing digital economy in India.

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    Explanation:
    American financial technology company Mastercard launched its first innovation lab in India in Pune, Maharashtra. This centre is Mastercard’s ninth lab in the world and the second in Asia Pacific besides Singapore. The centre in Pune will focus on new payment technology ideas for the rapidly growing digital economy in India.

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

    Which is the largest IPO (Initial Public Offering) in Indian primary market?

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    Explanation:
    India’s biggest reinsurer, General Insurance Corp of India (GIC Re)’s Rs. 11,370 crore Initial Public Offer (IPO) opened for subscription on October 11, 2017. GIC Re’s Rs. 11370 crore IPO is Indian primary market’s third largest IPO after Coal India (Rs.15,200 crore in 2010) and Reliance Power (Rs. 11,600 crore in 2008). Following this IPO, government’s stake in GIC Re will fall by 14.22% and will fetch Rs. 9,800 which shall help in meeting its disinvestment target.

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    Explanation:
    India’s biggest reinsurer, General Insurance Corp of India (GIC Re)’s Rs. 11,370 crore Initial Public Offer (IPO) opened for subscription on October 11, 2017. GIC Re’s Rs. 11370 crore IPO is Indian primary market’s third largest IPO after Coal India (Rs.15,200 crore in 2010) and Reliance Power (Rs. 11,600 crore in 2008). Following this IPO, government’s stake in GIC Re will fall by 14.22% and will fetch Rs. 9,800 which shall help in meeting its disinvestment target.

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

    Who is appointed as the new CEO of HSBC?

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    Explanation:
    HSBC announced that, it has appointed John Flint as its next CEO, in London.
    John Flint currently runs HSBC’s retail and wealth management business. He will take charge as CEO on 21st February, 2018. He would replace current CEO Stuart Gulliver. Gulliver is retiring after seven years in this job.

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    Explanation:
    HSBC announced that, it has appointed John Flint as its next CEO, in London.
    John Flint currently runs HSBC’s retail and wealth management business. He will take charge as CEO on 21st February, 2018. He would replace current CEO Stuart Gulliver. Gulliver is retiring after seven years in this job.

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

    Which Indian Cricketer announced his retirement from all forms of cricket from November 1, 2017 ?

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    Explanation:
    Ashish Nehra announced that, he will be retiring from all forms of cricket, after the first Twenty20 international between India and New Zealand at Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla, on 1st November 2017.Ashish Nehra is glad to retire at his home ground. He wanted to retire while he was still on top. He made his senior debut for India, during the Test series against Sri Lanka in 1999 and helped the Indian cricket team reach the 2003 World Cup final. He is 38 years old.

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    Explanation:
    Ashish Nehra announced that, he will be retiring from all forms of cricket, after the first Twenty20 international between India and New Zealand at Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla, on 1st November 2017.Ashish Nehra is glad to retire at his home ground. He wanted to retire while he was still on top. He made his senior debut for India, during the Test series against Sri Lanka in 1999 and helped the Indian cricket team reach the 2003 World Cup final. He is 38 years old.

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

    Which city is to host an international Puppet festival named ‘PUN (Puppets Unite Neighbours) International Puppet Festival’?

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    Explanation:
    On 26th – 31st October 2017, Kolkata is to host an international Puppet festival named ‘PUN (Puppets Unite Neighbours) International Puppet Festival’ at Mohorkunj, Kolkata. West Bengal principal secretary Tourism and Home Affairs Atri Bhattacharya would inaugurate the International puppet festival. The festival will be conducted for 6 days.

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    Explanation:
    On 26th – 31st October 2017, Kolkata is to host an international Puppet festival named ‘PUN (Puppets Unite Neighbours) International Puppet Festival’ at Mohorkunj, Kolkata. West Bengal principal secretary Tourism and Home Affairs Atri Bhattacharya would inaugurate the International puppet festival. The festival will be conducted for 6 days.

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

    Japan’s capital Tokyo has topped Economist Intelligence Unit’s Safe Cities Index 2017 of 60 cities. Indian cities Delhi and Mumbai have ranked _____ and _____.

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Japan’s capital Tokyo has topped Economist Intelligence Unit’s Safe Cities Index 2017 of 60 cities. Indian cities Delhi and Mumbai have ranked 43rd and 45th respectively. Safe Cities Index is a report by London-headquartered Economist Intelligence Unit owned by ‘The Economist Group’

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    Explanation:
    Japan’s capital Tokyo has topped Economist Intelligence Unit’s Safe Cities Index 2017 of 60 cities. Indian cities Delhi and Mumbai have ranked 43rd and 45th respectively. Safe Cities Index is a report by London-headquartered Economist Intelligence Unit owned by ‘The Economist Group’

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

    Where was G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) Meeting held?

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    Explanation:
    On 13th October 2017, the G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) Meeting was held in Washington D.C., US. The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley participated in the G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) Meeting.

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    Explanation:
    On 13th October 2017, the G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) Meeting was held in Washington D.C., US. The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley participated in the G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) Meeting.

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

    Who has appointed as head of MobiKwik Payment Gateway?

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    Explanation:
    On 13th October 2017, MobiKwik, mobile wallet service and payment gateway provider, announced the appointment of Rukaiya Rangwala as the Business Head of ‘MobiKwik Payment Gateway’.

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    Explanation:
    On 13th October 2017, MobiKwik, mobile wallet service and payment gateway provider, announced the appointment of Rukaiya Rangwala as the Business Head of ‘MobiKwik Payment Gateway’.

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

    Name the mobile health App the Indian Air Force (IAF) launched on the occasion of its 85th anniversary.

    Correct

    Explanation:
    On 12th October 2017, the Indian Air Force (IAF) launched an innovative mobile health App named ‘MedWatch’ on the occasion of its 85th anniversary. The concept and content of the App were developed by the Directorate General of Medical Services (Air). It was developed in-house without any financial support by the Directorate of Information Technology (DIT). MedWatch’ is available on the IAF’s AFCEL (Air Force Cellular) network.

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    Explanation:
    On 12th October 2017, the Indian Air Force (IAF) launched an innovative mobile health App named ‘MedWatch’ on the occasion of its 85th anniversary. The concept and content of the App were developed by the Directorate General of Medical Services (Air). It was developed in-house without any financial support by the Directorate of Information Technology (DIT). MedWatch’ is available on the IAF’s AFCEL (Air Force Cellular) network.

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

    Which act was discarded by The NITI Aayog as it was destabilizing the prices instead of keeping them stable?

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    Explanation:
    The NITI Aayog has also proposed discarding of the ‘Essential Commodities Act’ that is destabilising prices instead of keeping them stable. NITI Aayog said that, it is working with states to adopt first set of agri market reforms, like contract farming, online spot and futures trading, encouraging private investment.

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    Explanation:
    The NITI Aayog has also proposed discarding of the ‘Essential Commodities Act’ that is destabilising prices instead of keeping them stable. NITI Aayog said that, it is working with states to adopt first set of agri market reforms, like contract farming, online spot and futures trading, encouraging private investment.

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

    Who has been nominated for the first Centenary National Award for Literature, for outstanding literary contributions?

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    Explanation:
    Eminent writer Namita Gokhale has been nominated for the first Centenary National Award for Literature, for her outstanding literary contributions.The award has been conferred by the Asam Sahitya Sabha, which is regarded as one of the most prestigious literary bodies in India.DhrubaJyoti Borah, President of the Asam Sahitya Sabha conferred the award to Namita Gokhale on October 14, 2017 at special function in Guwahati, Assam.

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    Explanation:
    Eminent writer Namita Gokhale has been nominated for the first Centenary National Award for Literature, for her outstanding literary contributions.The award has been conferred by the Asam Sahitya Sabha, which is regarded as one of the most prestigious literary bodies in India.DhrubaJyoti Borah, President of the Asam Sahitya Sabha conferred the award to Namita Gokhale on October 14, 2017 at special function in Guwahati, Assam.

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

    Who is elected as the new chief of UNESCO?

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    Explanation:
    UNESCO’s executive board voted to make former French government minister, Audrey Azoulay, the U.N. cultural agency, UNESCO’s next chief.
    UNESCO board’s selection of Audrey Azoulay as its chief, has been done a day after the United States announced its withdrawal from UNESCO because of its alleged anti-Israel bias.This selection would be confirmed by UNESCO’s general assembly’s next assembly in November 2017. Azoulay would succeed outgoing Director-General Irina Bokova of Bulgaria.

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    Explanation:
    UNESCO’s executive board voted to make former French government minister, Audrey Azoulay, the U.N. cultural agency, UNESCO’s next chief.
    UNESCO board’s selection of Audrey Azoulay as its chief, has been done a day after the United States announced its withdrawal from UNESCO because of its alleged anti-Israel bias.This selection would be confirmed by UNESCO’s general assembly’s next assembly in November 2017. Azoulay would succeed outgoing Director-General Irina Bokova of Bulgaria.

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

    When is World Standards Day is observed all over the world?

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    Explanation:
    On 14th October 2017, World Standards Day was observed all over the world.The World Standards Day is celebrated every year, to honour the contributions of all those who developed the technical agreements that are published as international standards.

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    Explanation:
    On 14th October 2017, World Standards Day was observed all over the world.The World Standards Day is celebrated every year, to honour the contributions of all those who developed the technical agreements that are published as international standards.

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

    Which State’s assembly has become first in India to call attention and adjournment motions and proposals online from legislators?

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    Explanation:
    Rajasthan State assembly has become the first in India to call attention and adjournment motions and proposals online from legislators. The new online system was inaugurated by Rajasthan Assembly Speaker Speaker Kailash Meghwal by sending a call for an attention motion to the state government with a click of mouse. Besides saving time, labour and use of paper in the functioning of the assembly, the online system will also help legislators in bringing attention to urgent public issues.

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    Explanation:
    Rajasthan State assembly has become the first in India to call attention and adjournment motions and proposals online from legislators. The new online system was inaugurated by Rajasthan Assembly Speaker Speaker Kailash Meghwal by sending a call for an attention motion to the state government with a click of mouse. Besides saving time, labour and use of paper in the functioning of the assembly, the online system will also help legislators in bringing attention to urgent public issues.

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

    Which country has the world’s first ‘negative emissions’ power plant?

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    Explanation:
    The world’s first ‘negative emissions’ power plant started operating in Iceland.The term negative emission in this context indicates that the power plant eliminates more carbon dioxide (CO2) than it produces. This feat has been accomplished by a climate-startup named Climeworks by refitting a geothermal plant in Iceland.

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    Explanation:
    The world’s first ‘negative emissions’ power plant started operating in Iceland.The term negative emission in this context indicates that the power plant eliminates more carbon dioxide (CO2) than it produces. This feat has been accomplished by a climate-startup named Climeworks by refitting a geothermal plant in Iceland.

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

    Which is the first country in the world to accept Bitcoin in exchange for citizenship?

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    Explanation:
    South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu has become the first country in the world to accept Bitcoin in exchange for citizenship. Currently, the citizenship programme of Vanuatu costs USD 200000. With Bitcoin price hovering around USD 6000, Vanuatu citizenship can be availed at a price of nearly 35 Bitcoins. However, in addition to the payment in Bitcoin, the grant of citizenship will be subject to routine due diligence and probity checks.

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    Explanation:
    South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu has become the first country in the world to accept Bitcoin in exchange for citizenship. Currently, the citizenship programme of Vanuatu costs USD 200000. With Bitcoin price hovering around USD 6000, Vanuatu citizenship can be availed at a price of nearly 35 Bitcoins. However, in addition to the payment in Bitcoin, the grant of citizenship will be subject to routine due diligence and probity checks.

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

    Which singer won 30th Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for the year 2015 and 2016?

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    Explanation:
    Singer T M Krishna has won 30th Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for the year 2015 and 2016. He has been awarded for promoting and preserving national integration in the country. He will be conferred the award on October 31, 2017 (Indira Gandhi’s Death Anniversary) by Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Krishna is a pre-eminent vocalist in the Carnatic tradition of Indian classical music and has been an activist who has worked to break down caste-barriers in the society.

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    Explanation:
    Singer T M Krishna has won 30th Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for the year 2015 and 2016. He has been awarded for promoting and preserving national integration in the country. He will be conferred the award on October 31, 2017 (Indira Gandhi’s Death Anniversary) by Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Krishna is a pre-eminent vocalist in the Carnatic tradition of Indian classical music and has been an activist who has worked to break down caste-barriers in the society.

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

    Who becomes the first Bangladeshi to be inducted in MCC World Cricket Committee?

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    Explanation:
    All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan became the first cricketer from Bangladesh to be inducted in the MCC World Cricket Committee. He is regarded as one of Bangladesh’s finest players. He has played 51 Test matches and 177 one-day internationals. He is 30 years old. He also has vast global experience of domestic cricket, particularly in the T20 format. The committee has also included Suzie Bates, Ian Bishop and Kumar Dharmasena.

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    Explanation:
    All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan became the first cricketer from Bangladesh to be inducted in the MCC World Cricket Committee. He is regarded as one of Bangladesh’s finest players. He has played 51 Test matches and 177 one-day internationals. He is 30 years old. He also has vast global experience of domestic cricket, particularly in the T20 format. The committee has also included Suzie Bates, Ian Bishop and Kumar Dharmasena.

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

    Who was defeated by Roger Federer of Switzerland to win Shanghai Masters tennis tournament?

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    Explanation:
    Roger Federer of Switzerland beat Rafael Nadal of Spain by 6-4 6-3 to win the final match of Shanghai Masters tennis tournament.This is Roger Federer’s 94th career title and has equalled Ivan Lendl’s record in terms of Open era titles. Top spot is held by American player Jimmy Connors with 109 career titles.

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    Explanation:
    Roger Federer of Switzerland beat Rafael Nadal of Spain by 6-4 6-3 to win the final match of Shanghai Masters tennis tournament.This is Roger Federer’s 94th career title and has equalled Ivan Lendl’s record in terms of Open era titles. Top spot is held by American player Jimmy Connors with 109 career titles.

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

    First Investment Agreement was signed between NIIF and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA). NIIF is a fund created by the Government of India for enhancing __________ in the country.

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    Explanation:
    National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) of India signed an investment agreement worth $1 billion with Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA). As a part of this pact, ADIA has become the first institutional investor in NIIF’s Master Fund and a shareholder in NIIF’s investment management company named National Investment and Infrastructure Limited. NIIF is a fund created by the Government of India for enhancing infrastructure financing in the country.

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    Explanation:
    National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) of India signed an investment agreement worth $1 billion with Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA). As a part of this pact, ADIA has become the first institutional investor in NIIF’s Master Fund and a shareholder in NIIF’s investment management company named National Investment and Infrastructure Limited. NIIF is a fund created by the Government of India for enhancing infrastructure financing in the country.

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

    Which Folk artist gets ‘Kalakar Puraskar’ award 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    This year’s ‘Kalakar Puraskar’ instituted by Mandd Sobhann will be conferred on renowned Konkani folk artiste Gopal Gowda.This award was instituted by Mandd Sobhann, to honor Konkani artistes from the fields of folk arts, theatre, music and dance. Mandd Sobhann is an organisation that is working towards the aim of protecting Konkani identity. The award carries a cash award of Rs 25,000 and a citation

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    Explanation:
    This year’s ‘Kalakar Puraskar’ instituted by Mandd Sobhann will be conferred on renowned Konkani folk artiste Gopal Gowda.This award was instituted by Mandd Sobhann, to honor Konkani artistes from the fields of folk arts, theatre, music and dance. Mandd Sobhann is an organisation that is working towards the aim of protecting Konkani identity. The award carries a cash award of Rs 25,000 and a citation

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

    Who is the first Indian woman wrestler to sign with WWE?

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    Explanation:
    Kavita Devi, a former competitive powerlifter, became the first Indian woman to be signed by the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Jinder Mahal, the current WWE champion, made this announcement in a special visit to New Delhi. Kavitha Devi would begin training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, by January 2018. Kavita Devi hails from Haryana. She underwent training to become a professional wrestler under the guidance of The Great Khali (Dalip Singh Rana).

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    Explanation:
    Kavita Devi, a former competitive powerlifter, became the first Indian woman to be signed by the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Jinder Mahal, the current WWE champion, made this announcement in a special visit to New Delhi. Kavitha Devi would begin training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, by January 2018. Kavita Devi hails from Haryana. She underwent training to become a professional wrestler under the guidance of The Great Khali (Dalip Singh Rana).

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

    Which Indian state launched ‘Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojna’ in the presence of the farmers?

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    Explanation:
    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched the ambitious ‘Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojna’ in the presence of the farmers at the Krishi Upaj Mandi in Khurai, Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh. The objective of this scheme is to ensure reasonable prices to the farmers for their agriculture produces and thereby protecting them from losses suffered on account of distress sale

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    Explanation:
    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched the ambitious ‘Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojna’ in the presence of the farmers at the Krishi Upaj Mandi in Khurai, Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh. The objective of this scheme is to ensure reasonable prices to the farmers for their agriculture produces and thereby protecting them from losses suffered on account of distress sale

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

    Prime Minister inaugurated first All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) in which city on the occasion of ‘National Ayurveda Day’?

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    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) in Delhi on the occasion of ‘National Ayurveda Day’. AIIA has been set up as an apex institute under the Ministry of AYUSH and has been modelled along the lines of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). AIIA has been set up on 10.015 acres of land at a cost of Rs. 157 crore. The institute will serve as a platform to establish synergy between traditional wisdom of Ayurveda and modern diagnostic tools and technology.

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    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) in Delhi on the occasion of ‘National Ayurveda Day’. AIIA has been set up as an apex institute under the Ministry of AYUSH and has been modelled along the lines of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). AIIA has been set up on 10.015 acres of land at a cost of Rs. 157 crore. The institute will serve as a platform to establish synergy between traditional wisdom of Ayurveda and modern diagnostic tools and technology.

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

    Which Indian city ranks among the worst cities in the world for women?

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    Explanation:
    As per a survey by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, India’s capital Delhi is one of the worst megacities in the world on the parameter of women safety. The survey was conducted in 19 megacities (having more than 10 million population) of the world between June and July 2017. Japan’s capital Tokyo emerged as the safest city in terms of risk of sexual harassment

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    Explanation:
    As per a survey by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, India’s capital Delhi is one of the worst megacities in the world on the parameter of women safety. The survey was conducted in 19 megacities (having more than 10 million population) of the world between June and July 2017. Japan’s capital Tokyo emerged as the safest city in terms of risk of sexual harassment

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

    How many New Members are elected in UN Human Rights Council?

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    Explanation:
    15 member nations including Pakistan have been elected to serve on the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council. 15 new member nations who have been elected are Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Chile, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Qatar, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain and Ukraine. These members would serve three-year terms beginning on January 1, 2018.

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    Explanation:
    15 member nations including Pakistan have been elected to serve on the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council. 15 new member nations who have been elected are Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Chile, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Qatar, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain and Ukraine. These members would serve three-year terms beginning on January 1, 2018.

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

    Who was the first person from Indian origin to hold the post of Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords?

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    Explanation:
    Swraj Lord Paul, a famous NRI industrialist and Chairman of “The Caparo Group” a leading UK-based manufacturer of steel products, has been honoured with the Life Time Achievement Award at the 2nd British Asian Achievers Awards which was organised by Jagatwani a Hindi weekly.

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    Explanation:
    Swraj Lord Paul, a famous NRI industrialist and Chairman of “The Caparo Group” a leading UK-based manufacturer of steel products, has been honoured with the Life Time Achievement Award at the 2nd British Asian Achievers Awards which was organised by Jagatwani a Hindi weekly.

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

    What is TU142M related to?

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    Explanation:
    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu laid the foundation stone for the TU142M aircraft museum in Visakhapatnam.
    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and Eastern naval command Chief Vice Admiral H.C.S.Bisht laid the foundation stone of the TU142M aircraft museum.

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    Explanation:
    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu laid the foundation stone for the TU142M aircraft museum in Visakhapatnam.
    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and Eastern naval command Chief Vice Admiral H.C.S.Bisht laid the foundation stone of the TU142M aircraft museum.

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

    Name the US author who won 2017 Man Booker Prize.

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    Explanation:
    US author George Saunders has won 2017 Man Booker Prize for his novel ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’. George Saunders has become second American author to win this award. In 2016, Paul Beatty became the first American to win this award for his novel ‘The Sellout’.

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    Explanation:
    US author George Saunders has won 2017 Man Booker Prize for his novel ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’. George Saunders has become second American author to win this award. In 2016, Paul Beatty became the first American to win this award for his novel ‘The Sellout’.

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

    “Beyond the Dream Girl” is the biography of which actress?

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    Explanation:
    Deepika Padukone launched the biography of veteran actress Hema Malini named ‘Beyond the Dream Girl’ in Mumbai. The biography of Bollwood actress Hema Malini titled ‘Beyond The Dream Girl’, is written by Ram Kamal Mukherjee. It was unveiled on Hema Malini’s 69th birthday by Bollwood actress Deepika Padukone. The biography’s foreword has been written by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Hema Malini’s daughters Esha and Ahana Deol were also present at the launch.

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    Explanation:
    Deepika Padukone launched the biography of veteran actress Hema Malini named ‘Beyond the Dream Girl’ in Mumbai. The biography of Bollwood actress Hema Malini titled ‘Beyond The Dream Girl’, is written by Ram Kamal Mukherjee. It was unveiled on Hema Malini’s 69th birthday by Bollwood actress Deepika Padukone. The biography’s foreword has been written by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Hema Malini’s daughters Esha and Ahana Deol were also present at the launch.

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

    Where did AYUSH Festival of Stamps 2017 took place?

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    Explanation:
    The “AYUSH Festival of Stamps 2017” was inaugurated by Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Tendulkar at Maquinez Palace in Panaji, Goa. The two-day exhibition event is jointly organised by the Goa Postal Region, Indian postal department and the Ministry of AYUSH. This festival is the first of its kind. Its objective is to promote healthy hobbies such as stamp collection among students and healthy lifestyle habits.

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    Explanation:
    The “AYUSH Festival of Stamps 2017” was inaugurated by Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Tendulkar at Maquinez Palace in Panaji, Goa. The two-day exhibition event is jointly organised by the Goa Postal Region, Indian postal department and the Ministry of AYUSH. This festival is the first of its kind. Its objective is to promote healthy hobbies such as stamp collection among students and healthy lifestyle habits.

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

    RBI revised the guidelines by which the Banks are asked to provide funds at ____% interest to women SHGs under DAY-NRLM?

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    Explanation:
    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued revised guidelines on Interest Subvention Scheme under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM), stating that banks will provide funds to women Self Help Groups (SHGs) in rural areas at 7 per cent under the DAY-NRLM in current fiscal, 2017-18. RBI issued above mentioned revised guidelines as received from the Ministry of Rural Development. These guidelines will be implemented by 21 public sector banks and 19 private banks.

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    Explanation:
    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued revised guidelines on Interest Subvention Scheme under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM), stating that banks will provide funds to women Self Help Groups (SHGs) in rural areas at 7 per cent under the DAY-NRLM in current fiscal, 2017-18. RBI issued above mentioned revised guidelines as received from the Ministry of Rural Development. These guidelines will be implemented by 21 public sector banks and 19 private banks.

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

    Who received “Blue Planet Prize”, the world’s most prestigious award for pioneers in environmental science?

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    Explanation:
    Environmental scientist Hans Joachim Schellnhuber has received Blue Planet Prize, world’s most prestigious award for pioneers in environmental science. Schellnhuber has been awarded the Blue Planet Prize for establishing a new field of science, Earth System Analysis, and introducing most influential concepts including the notion of tipping elements in the climate system.

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    Explanation:
    Environmental scientist Hans Joachim Schellnhuber has received Blue Planet Prize, world’s most prestigious award for pioneers in environmental science. Schellnhuber has been awarded the Blue Planet Prize for establishing a new field of science, Earth System Analysis, and introducing most influential concepts including the notion of tipping elements in the climate system.

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

    ection 247 of the Companies Act 2013 is related to ________ .

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    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has issued a notification on commencement of Section 247 of the Companies Act, 2013 (Valuation by Registered Valuers) with effect from 18th October, 2017.The Rules, provide regulations for Registration of Valuers, and to conduct valuation, under the Companies Act, 2013. Individuals, partnership entities and companies can act as valuers under the Companies Act after getting registered with an authority specified by the government.

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    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has issued a notification on commencement of Section 247 of the Companies Act, 2013 (Valuation by Registered Valuers) with effect from 18th October, 2017.The Rules, provide regulations for Registration of Valuers, and to conduct valuation, under the Companies Act, 2013. Individuals, partnership entities and companies can act as valuers under the Companies Act after getting registered with an authority specified by the government.

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

    Where is world’s first floating wind farm located?

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    Explanation:
    World’s first floating wind farm located over 15 miles off the coast of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire in Scotland has started generating electricity.
    Work of setting up this wind farm started in July 2017. The turbines used in this wind farm have been towed all the way from Norway by Norwegian multinational company named Statoil which has developed this wind farm. The farm consists five 6MW turbines. It is expected that this floating wind farm will generate 135GWh of electricity each year.

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    Explanation:
    World’s first floating wind farm located over 15 miles off the coast of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire in Scotland has started generating electricity.
    Work of setting up this wind farm started in July 2017. The turbines used in this wind farm have been towed all the way from Norway by Norwegian multinational company named Statoil which has developed this wind farm. The farm consists five 6MW turbines. It is expected that this floating wind farm will generate 135GWh of electricity each year.

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

    Who is the new, youngest-ever Prime Minister of New Zealand?

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    Explanation:
    New Zealand Labour Party’s leader Jacinda Ardern is set to become youngest-ever female Prime Minister of New Zealand.September 2017 elections in New Zealand returned a hung Parliament and uncertainty prevailed as to who shall be the next Prime Minister of New Zealand. However, Winston Peters, the leader of NZ First party has announced his party’s support to Ardern in a coalition government. A coalition government comprising New Zealand Labour Party, NZ First and Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand will now come to power under the leadership of Jecinda Ardern.

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    Explanation:
    New Zealand Labour Party’s leader Jacinda Ardern is set to become youngest-ever female Prime Minister of New Zealand.September 2017 elections in New Zealand returned a hung Parliament and uncertainty prevailed as to who shall be the next Prime Minister of New Zealand. However, Winston Peters, the leader of NZ First party has announced his party’s support to Ardern in a coalition government. A coalition government comprising New Zealand Labour Party, NZ First and Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand will now come to power under the leadership of Jecinda Ardern.

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

    When is World Statistics Day observed all over the world?

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    Explanation:
    World Statistics Day was celebrated for the first time on 20th October 2010 throughout the world. The United Nations Statistical Commission declared 20th October as World Statistics Day. Around 103 countries celebrate a National Statistics Day, including 51 African countries that jointly celebrate African Statistics Day annually on 18 November. UN urged all Member States to organize related activities not only in cooperation with all institutes of the national statistical systems, but also with researchers, academia, media and other users of statistics on World Statistics Day.

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    Explanation:
    World Statistics Day was celebrated for the first time on 20th October 2010 throughout the world. The United Nations Statistical Commission declared 20th October as World Statistics Day. Around 103 countries celebrate a National Statistics Day, including 51 African countries that jointly celebrate African Statistics Day annually on 18 November. UN urged all Member States to organize related activities not only in cooperation with all institutes of the national statistical systems, but also with researchers, academia, media and other users of statistics on World Statistics Day.

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

    Who received 2017 World Food Prize Laureate Award?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    DR. AKINWUMI AYODEJI ADESINA,the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), will be recognized as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate.He was Nigeria’s former Minister of Agriculture and rural development. Through his roles over the past two decades with the Rockefeller Foundation, at the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), and as Minister of Agriculture of Nigeria, Dr. Adesina has been at the forefront of galvanizing political will to transform African agriculture through initiatives to: expand agricultural production, thwart corruption in the Nigerian fertilizer industry and exponentially increase the availability of credit for smallholder farmers across the African continent.

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    Explanation:
    DR. AKINWUMI AYODEJI ADESINA,the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), will be recognized as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate.He was Nigeria’s former Minister of Agriculture and rural development. Through his roles over the past two decades with the Rockefeller Foundation, at the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), and as Minister of Agriculture of Nigeria, Dr. Adesina has been at the forefront of galvanizing political will to transform African agriculture through initiatives to: expand agricultural production, thwart corruption in the Nigerian fertilizer industry and exponentially increase the availability of credit for smallholder farmers across the African continent.

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

    Rajasthan State Government under Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has passed Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Ordinance, 2017 and this ordinance provides how many days immunity to the officers?

    Correct

    Explanation:                                                                                                       Rajasthan State Government under Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has passed Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Ordinance, 2017 which seeks to protect serving judges, former judges, magistrates and public servants in Rajasthan from being investigated for on-duty action without Government’s prior sanction.
    The ordinance also seeks to bar the media from reporting on accusations till the sanction to proceed with the probe is obtained. The ordinance provides 180 days immunity to the officers, during which no investigation could be ordered nor could any investigation be carried out against serving judges, former judges, magistrates and public servants in Rajasthan.

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    Explanation:                                                                                                       Rajasthan State Government under Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has passed Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Ordinance, 2017 which seeks to protect serving judges, former judges, magistrates and public servants in Rajasthan from being investigated for on-duty action without Government’s prior sanction.
    The ordinance also seeks to bar the media from reporting on accusations till the sanction to proceed with the probe is obtained. The ordinance provides 180 days immunity to the officers, during which no investigation could be ordered nor could any investigation be carried out against serving judges, former judges, magistrates and public servants in Rajasthan.

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

    Which country tops in the list of pollution-linked deaths in world according to Lancet study?

    Correct

    Explanation :                                                                                                               As per a study conducted by Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, released in Lancet medical journal, India has topped the list of countries with highest pollution-related deaths in year 2015. In this context, pollution-related death refers to death caused by diseases linked to air, water and other forms of pollution. 81 million out of 2.51 million pollution-related deaths were due to polluted air, whereas polluted water caused 0.64 million deaths in India.

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    Explanation :                                                                                                               As per a study conducted by Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, released in Lancet medical journal, India has topped the list of countries with highest pollution-related deaths in year 2015. In this context, pollution-related death refers to death caused by diseases linked to air, water and other forms of pollution. 81 million out of 2.51 million pollution-related deaths were due to polluted air, whereas polluted water caused 0.64 million deaths in India.

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

    Which city of Telengana will host the CFSI’s International Children’s Film Festival ?

    Correct

    Explanation:                                                                                                               The 20th International Children’s Film Festival (ICFFI) is to be held in Hyderabad between 8 and 14 November 2017. The International Children’s Film Festival (ICFFI) festival is also called ‘The Golden Elephant’. It is being organised by Children’s Film Society, India (CFSI). It will be hosted by the Telangana government jointly with CFSI and the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

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    Explanation:                                                                                                               The 20th International Children’s Film Festival (ICFFI) is to be held in Hyderabad between 8 and 14 November 2017. The International Children’s Film Festival (ICFFI) festival is also called ‘The Golden Elephant’. It is being organised by Children’s Film Society, India (CFSI). It will be hosted by the Telangana government jointly with CFSI and the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

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

    Which Indian cricketer became the highest run-scorer after 200 ODIs?

    Correct

    Explanation:                                                                                                                   During the one day international (ODI) match between India and New Zealand at Wankhede stadium, Mumbai, Virat Kohli became the highest run-scorer after 200 ODIs. During his innings in this match against New Zealand, Virat’s total runs scored in ODIs reached 8888 mark and thereby overtook South Africa captain AB de Villiers, who has 8621 runs after 200 ODIs.

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    Explanation:                                                                                                                   During the one day international (ODI) match between India and New Zealand at Wankhede stadium, Mumbai, Virat Kohli became the highest run-scorer after 200 ODIs. During his innings in this match against New Zealand, Virat’s total runs scored in ODIs reached 8888 mark and thereby overtook South Africa captain AB de Villiers, who has 8621 runs after 200 ODIs.

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

    In which Indian city, the India’s First Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra for Skilling in Smart Cities inaugurated?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh along with Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated India’s first Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) for Skilling in Smart Cities in New Delhi in collaboration with New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).
    This centre, located at Mandir Marg, New Delhi, is an exemplary heritage building of approx. 30,000 sq.ft. It has a capacity of skilling 4000 youth annually and caters to healthcare and solar energy sectors.

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    Explanation:
    Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh along with Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated India’s first Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) for Skilling in Smart Cities in New Delhi in collaboration with New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).
    This centre, located at Mandir Marg, New Delhi, is an exemplary heritage building of approx. 30,000 sq.ft. It has a capacity of skilling 4000 youth annually and caters to healthcare and solar energy sectors.

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

    Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s belongs to which party?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    In the snap election held in Japan, ruling coalition headed by incumbent Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has won two-thirds “super majority” in the 465-member lower house. i. This electoral victory will boost Abe’s chances of winning another three- year term next September. The ruling coalition comprising Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party and its junior partner Komeito now have two-third majority in upper house as well as the lower house of Japanese parliament.

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    Explanation:
    In the snap election held in Japan, ruling coalition headed by incumbent Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has won two-thirds “super majority” in the 465-member lower house. i. This electoral victory will boost Abe’s chances of winning another three- year term next September. The ruling coalition comprising Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party and its junior partner Komeito now have two-third majority in upper house as well as the lower house of Japanese parliament.

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

    Name the Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) provided to Sri Lankan Navy by the Indian Coast Guard.

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Sri Lankan Navy commissioned Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCGS) Ship Suraksha. SLCGS Suraksha is an Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) provided by the Indian Coast Guard to the Sri Lanka Navy. During its tenure with Indian Coast Guard, this OPV was named ‘Varuna’. It was formally handed over to Sri Lankan Navy in September 2017.

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    Explanation:
    Sri Lankan Navy commissioned Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCGS) Ship Suraksha. SLCGS Suraksha is an Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) provided by the Indian Coast Guard to the Sri Lanka Navy. During its tenure with Indian Coast Guard, this OPV was named ‘Varuna’. It was formally handed over to Sri Lankan Navy in September 2017.

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

    Who were crowned ‘Champion of Champions’, in the ISSF World Cup Final 2017, in New Delhi?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Italy topped the medal count and Chinese were crowned ‘Champion of Champions’, in the ISSF World Cup Final 2017, in New Delhi. Italy topped the medal count by winning 2 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze medals. It was followed by China in 2nd position with 2 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze medals. India, which hosted the event, finished in the 7th position overall. It won 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal.

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    Explanation:
    Italy topped the medal count and Chinese were crowned ‘Champion of Champions’, in the ISSF World Cup Final 2017, in New Delhi. Italy topped the medal count by winning 2 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze medals. It was followed by China in 2nd position with 2 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze medals. India, which hosted the event, finished in the 7th position overall. It won 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal.

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

    In which city of Indonesia, the 30th edition of CORPAT (Coordinated Patrol) and 3rd Bilateral exercise between the Indian Navy and the Indonesian Navy was conducted?

    Correct

    Explanation :
    The 30th edition of CORPAT (Coordinated Patrol) and 3rd Bilateral exercise between the Indian Navy and the Indonesian Navy is conducted in Belawan, Indonesia. Indian Naval Ship Sukanya under the command of Commander SA Deodhar, arrived at Belawan, Indonesia, to participate in the 30th edition of CORPAT (Coordinated Patrol) and 3rd Bilateral exercise between the Indian Navy and the Indonesian Navy.

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    Explanation :
    The 30th edition of CORPAT (Coordinated Patrol) and 3rd Bilateral exercise between the Indian Navy and the Indonesian Navy is conducted in Belawan, Indonesia. Indian Naval Ship Sukanya under the command of Commander SA Deodhar, arrived at Belawan, Indonesia, to participate in the 30th edition of CORPAT (Coordinated Patrol) and 3rd Bilateral exercise between the Indian Navy and the Indonesian Navy.

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

    Name the Cobrand Wallet which was launched jointly by IndusInd Bank and MobiKwik.

    Correct

    Explanation:
    IndusInd Bank and MobiKwik announced the launch of a co-branded wallet, “IndusInd Mobikwik”. IndusInd Mobikwik wallet allows IndusInd bank’s customers to pay at the MobiKwik merchant network using their accounts. This wallet has a ‘direct debit feature’ which allows IndusInd Bank account holders to link their accounts just once and pay using the co-branded app as and when required. This feature eliminates the need to load the MobiKwik prepaid wallet separately.

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    Explanation:
    IndusInd Bank and MobiKwik announced the launch of a co-branded wallet, “IndusInd Mobikwik”. IndusInd Mobikwik wallet allows IndusInd bank’s customers to pay at the MobiKwik merchant network using their accounts. This wallet has a ‘direct debit feature’ which allows IndusInd Bank account holders to link their accounts just once and pay using the co-branded app as and when required. This feature eliminates the need to load the MobiKwik prepaid wallet separately.

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

    Which footballer (male) won the FIFA player-of-the-year awards 2017?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has been named FIFA Men’s Player of the Year and Lieke Martens has been named FIFA Women’s Player of the Year. FIFA’s annual ‘The Best’ football award ceremony was held on October 23, 2017 in London, UK. Cristiano Ronaldo was adjudged best male footballer by securing 43.16% of the total vote. Male footballers Lionel Messi and Neymar received second and third highest votes respectively.

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    Explanation:
    Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has been named FIFA Men’s Player of the Year and Lieke Martens has been named FIFA Women’s Player of the Year. FIFA’s annual ‘The Best’ football award ceremony was held on October 23, 2017 in London, UK. Cristiano Ronaldo was adjudged best male footballer by securing 43.16% of the total vote. Male footballers Lionel Messi and Neymar received second and third highest votes respectively.

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

    Which Indian State’s Election Department has entered Limca Book of Records for the formation of the biggest human logo comprising young voters in the state?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    The Meghalaya Election Department has entered Limca Book of Records for the formation of the biggest human logo comprising young voters in the state. The logo formation was part of Mission Unite (U and I towards Enrolment) as part of the Special drive to enroll young and left out voters in the age categories of 18 to 21 years held in July 2017 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Complex.

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    Explanation:
    The Meghalaya Election Department has entered Limca Book of Records for the formation of the biggest human logo comprising young voters in the state. The logo formation was part of Mission Unite (U and I towards Enrolment) as part of the Special drive to enroll young and left out voters in the age categories of 18 to 21 years held in July 2017 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Complex.

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

    Who was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB)?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Suresh Sethi has been appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB). He replaces AP Singh who had held the post since January 2017. As stated by Union Ministry of Communications, Suresh Sethi had been selected by the Banks Board Bureau. Several top heads from public and private sector banks as well as reputed finance professionals were vying for this post.

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    Explanation:
    Suresh Sethi has been appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB). He replaces AP Singh who had held the post since January 2017. As stated by Union Ministry of Communications, Suresh Sethi had been selected by the Banks Board Bureau. Several top heads from public and private sector banks as well as reputed finance professionals were vying for this post.

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

    Myanmar announced to launch its own satellite system in June 2019 which was named as __________?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    India’s neighbouring country, Myanmar has announced to launch its own satellite system MyanmarSat-2 in June in 2019. MyanmarSat 2 will carry six C-band and six Ku-band transponders. Myanmar is currently using MyanmarSat-1 on lease system, whereas MyanmarSat-2, will be used on joint ownership system with an undisclosed partner.

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    Explanation:
    India’s neighbouring country, Myanmar has announced to launch its own satellite system MyanmarSat-2 in June in 2019. MyanmarSat 2 will carry six C-band and six Ku-band transponders. Myanmar is currently using MyanmarSat-1 on lease system, whereas MyanmarSat-2, will be used on joint ownership system with an undisclosed partner.

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

    Who is the first Indian to occupy the top spot on the ITTF World Junior Circuit standings?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Manav Thakkar has become the first Indian to occupy the top spot (3,455 points) on the ITTF World Junior Circuit standings. He hails from Surat. He was previously placed at No. 5 position. He has reached the top position of top ITTF Junior Circuit standings after finishing runner-up at the 2017 Serbian Junior and Cadet Open, Belgrade. Through this Manav Thakkar has ensured a place for himself in the ITTF World Junior Circuit Finals to be held in February 2018 in Luxembourg.

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    Explanation:
    Manav Thakkar has become the first Indian to occupy the top spot (3,455 points) on the ITTF World Junior Circuit standings. He hails from Surat. He was previously placed at No. 5 position. He has reached the top position of top ITTF Junior Circuit standings after finishing runner-up at the 2017 Serbian Junior and Cadet Open, Belgrade. Through this Manav Thakkar has ensured a place for himself in the ITTF World Junior Circuit Finals to be held in February 2018 in Luxembourg.

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

    Who is the former basketball team head coach, who has joined NBA India as Head of Basketball Operations?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced Scott Fleming, former India men’s national team head coach, has joined NBA India as Head of Basketball Operations. He will oversee the league’s youth and elite basketball development in India, including the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program, NBA Academy India and NBA Basketball School.

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    Explanation:
    The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced Scott Fleming, former India men’s national team head coach, has joined NBA India as Head of Basketball Operations. He will oversee the league’s youth and elite basketball development in India, including the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program, NBA Academy India and NBA Basketball School.

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

    Which two ministries jointly launched SAATHI (Sustainable and Accelerated Adoption of efficient Textile technologies to help small Industries)?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Ministries of Power and Textiles jointly launched SAATHI (Sustainable and Accelerated Adoption of efficient Textile technologies to Help small Industries). Under the SAATHI initiative, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), would provide energy efficient Powerlooms, motors and Rapier kits to the small and medium Powerloom units at no upfront cost. EESL is a public sector entity under the administrative control of Ministry of Power.

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    Explanation:
    Ministries of Power and Textiles jointly launched SAATHI (Sustainable and Accelerated Adoption of efficient Textile technologies to Help small Industries). Under the SAATHI initiative, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), would provide energy efficient Powerlooms, motors and Rapier kits to the small and medium Powerloom units at no upfront cost. EESL is a public sector entity under the administrative control of Ministry of Power.

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

    Which Indian state was the first state to announce that starting from 2018, it will switch to January-December financial year from the existing April-March cycle?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Madhya Pradesh was the first state to announce that starting from 2018, it will switch to January-December financial from the existing April-March cycle. It was also announced that current fiscal works will be completed by December 2017 and next year’s budget will be presented by end of December 2017 or in beginning of January 2017.

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    Explanation:
    Madhya Pradesh was the first state to announce that starting from 2018, it will switch to January-December financial from the existing April-March cycle. It was also announced that current fiscal works will be completed by December 2017 and next year’s budget will be presented by end of December 2017 or in beginning of January 2017.

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

    According to Global Passport Power Rank 2017, which country’s passport is the ‘most powerful’ in the world?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    As per ‘Global Passport Power Rank 2017’, compiled by international financial advisory firm Arton Capital, passport of Singapore is now the “most powerful” passport in the world. Next to Singapore its Germany, Sweden and South Korea.

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    Explanation:
    As per ‘Global Passport Power Rank 2017’, compiled by international financial advisory firm Arton Capital, passport of Singapore is now the “most powerful” passport in the world. Next to Singapore its Germany, Sweden and South Korea.

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

    Which country opened the world’s first 3D-printed concrete bridge, mainly for the use of cyclists?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    There world’s first 3D-printed concrete bridge was inaugurated at the southeastern town of Gemert, Netherlands. The bridge is 26 feet long and less than 12 feet wide. The bridge is made of reinforced, pre-stressed concrete. Printing the bridge took around 3 months. It consists of nearly 800 layers. The bridge was commissioned by the province of North-Brabant and led by the company BAM Infra.

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    Explanation:
    There world’s first 3D-printed concrete bridge was inaugurated at the southeastern town of Gemert, Netherlands. The bridge is 26 feet long and less than 12 feet wide. The bridge is made of reinforced, pre-stressed concrete. Printing the bridge took around 3 months. It consists of nearly 800 layers. The bridge was commissioned by the province of North-Brabant and led by the company BAM Infra.

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

    According to Australian Centre for Financial Studies (ACFS), what is India’s rank in the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index 2017 out of 30 ?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    India has ranked 28th out of 30 countries in the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index 2017 published by Australian Centre for Financial Studies (ACFS). The index reviewed pension system of 30 countries which together cover 60 percent of the world’s population. Although India has ranked 28th, its pension system has been adjudged as more sustainable than that of Poland, Germany, France, Japan, Italy, Austria, Brazil, China and Argentina.

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    Explanation:
    India has ranked 28th out of 30 countries in the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index 2017 published by Australian Centre for Financial Studies (ACFS). The index reviewed pension system of 30 countries which together cover 60 percent of the world’s population. Although India has ranked 28th, its pension system has been adjudged as more sustainable than that of Poland, Germany, France, Japan, Italy, Austria, Brazil, China and Argentina.

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

    Where did the First International Day of Diplomats celebrated?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    The first International Day of Diplomats was celebrated in Brasilia. Diplomats of Bangladesh, Brazil, France, Ghana, India, Israel, Italy, Mexico, South Africa and Turkey participated in the First International Day of Diplomats celebration in Brasilia. The idea of celebrating International Day of Diplomats is to recognise the hard work and sacrifices of diplomats and their families. This idea has gained wide support from the international community, including diplomats of various countries.

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    Explanation:
    The first International Day of Diplomats was celebrated in Brasilia. Diplomats of Bangladesh, Brazil, France, Ghana, India, Israel, Italy, Mexico, South Africa and Turkey participated in the First International Day of Diplomats celebration in Brasilia. The idea of celebrating International Day of Diplomats is to recognise the hard work and sacrifices of diplomats and their families. This idea has gained wide support from the international community, including diplomats of various countries.

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

    Girija Devi is related to which of the below given field?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Famous classical singer and Padma Vibhushan awardee Girija Devi died of cardiac arrest, at BM Birla Heart Research Centre, in Kolkata. She was 88 years old. She was admitted to BM Birla Heart Research Centre in Kolkata with cardiovascular ailments. She died at 8.45 pm on 24th October 2017 due to cardiac arrest. She is survived by a daughter.

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    Explanation:
    Famous classical singer and Padma Vibhushan awardee Girija Devi died of cardiac arrest, at BM Birla Heart Research Centre, in Kolkata. She was 88 years old. She was admitted to BM Birla Heart Research Centre in Kolkata with cardiovascular ailments. She died at 8.45 pm on 24th October 2017 due to cardiac arrest. She is survived by a daughter.

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

    What method of ranking will be launched by Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to rank govt departments over anti-corruption measures?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    In a bid to practice preventive vigilance, Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) will develop an ‘Integrity Index’, which will annually rank government entities viz. Public Sector Undertakings, Public Sector Banks and Financial Institution, Departments and Ministries of Government of India on anti-corruption measures which will include internal processes and controls as well as organisation’s interaction with external stakeholders.

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    Explanation:
    In a bid to practice preventive vigilance, Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) will develop an ‘Integrity Index’, which will annually rank government entities viz. Public Sector Undertakings, Public Sector Banks and Financial Institution, Departments and Ministries of Government of India on anti-corruption measures which will include internal processes and controls as well as organisation’s interaction with external stakeholders.

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

    Deadline for linking Aadhaar with government schemes extended from Dec 31, 2017 to ________ ?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Union Government informed Supreme Court that deadline for linking of Aadhaar to avail benefits under government welfare schemes has been postponed to March 31, 2018. Before this extension, the deadline for linking Aadhaar was December 31, 2017. On account of this extension, benefit to participants of various welfare schemes administered by Central Government, who do not have Aadhaar number or who have not linked their Aadhaar number, will not be denied till March 31, 2017.

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    Explanation:
    Union Government informed Supreme Court that deadline for linking of Aadhaar to avail benefits under government welfare schemes has been postponed to March 31, 2018. Before this extension, the deadline for linking Aadhaar was December 31, 2017. On account of this extension, benefit to participants of various welfare schemes administered by Central Government, who do not have Aadhaar number or who have not linked their Aadhaar number, will not be denied till March 31, 2017.

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

    Where did 3rd Global Investors’ India Forum take place?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, R. K. Singh addressed the 3rd Global Investors’India Forum in New Delhi. The event was organized by Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM). Theme of this event was ‘Ideate, Innovate, Implement and Invest in India’. Distinguished names from global industry attended this event. They held discussions with Mr. Singh and senior officials of Power Ministry.

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    Explanation:
    Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, R. K. Singh addressed the 3rd Global Investors’India Forum in New Delhi. The event was organized by Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM). Theme of this event was ‘Ideate, Innovate, Implement and Invest in India’. Distinguished names from global industry attended this event. They held discussions with Mr. Singh and senior officials of Power Ministry.

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

    Which Arabian country announced minimum wage for its workers for the first time?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    Qatar announced minimum wage for its workers for the first time. Qatar has introduced certain labour law reforms, including minimum wage. It has not been announced when these reforms will come into effect. The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has welcomed this move.

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    Explanation:
    Qatar announced minimum wage for its workers for the first time. Qatar has introduced certain labour law reforms, including minimum wage. It has not been announced when these reforms will come into effect. The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has welcomed this move.

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

    Which country unveils World’s first track-less train that runs on virtual railways?

    Correct

    Explanation:
    China’s world’s first track-less train, that runs on virtual track is promoted as the ‘World’s First smart train’. This train could travel at the speed of 70 kmph. This train is called Autonomous Rail Transit (ART). This train was created to reduce urban traffic problems. This was developed by CRRC Corporation Limited. This train is a hybrid between a bus and tram. It runs on virtual railways that are represented by white lines.

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    Explanation:
    China’s world’s first track-less train, that runs on virtual track is promoted as the ‘World’s First smart train’. This train could travel at the speed of 70 kmph. This train is called Autonomous Rail Transit (ART). This train was created to reduce urban traffic problems. This was developed by CRRC Corporation Limited. This train is a hybrid between a bus and tram. It runs on virtual railways that are represented by white lines.

  128. Question