Aug. 15 2017 quiz

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  • Question 1: Which country hosts Wimbledon ?Which country hosts Wimbledon ?
  • Explanation: The Wimbledon Tennis Championships, the third Grand Slam of the season, kicks off in London today. World number one and local favorite Andy Murray will begin his title defense when he takes on Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan. The Wimbledon Tennis Championships, the third Grand Slam of the season, kicks off in London today. World number one and local favorite Andy Murray will begin his title defense when he takes on Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan.
  • Question 2: Country’s biggest Global Skill Park in .... ? Country’s biggest Global Skill Park in .... ?
  • Explanation:The 37-acre land has been allotted in Narela Shankari area of Bhopal for the Global Skill Park. The park will be constructed at a cost of 645 crore rupees. Training will be imparted to 1000 students every year by trainers of international standard. The park will function on the spirit of - With Industry -For Industry. The 37-acre land has been allotted in Narela Shankari area of Bhopal for the Global Skill Park. The park will be constructed at a cost of 645 crore rupees. Training will be imparted to 1000 students every year by trainers of international standard. The park will function on the spirit of - With Industry -For Industry.
  • Question 3: India’s largest Fresh water aquarium has been opened in ...? India’s largest Fresh water aquarium has been opened in ...?
  • Explanation: Raghubar Das, the Chief Minister of Jharkhand, has recently inaugurated the India’s largest fresh water aquarium - Ranchi Machchli Ghar - at Bhagwan Birsa Munda Biodiversity Park in Ranchi to encourage tourism in the state. Raghubar Das, the Chief Minister of Jharkhand, has recently inaugurated the India’s largest fresh water aquarium - Ranchi Machchli Ghar - at Bhagwan Birsa Munda Biodiversity Park in Ranchi to encourage tourism in the state.
  • Question 4: Name the new ITBP DG ? Name the new ITBP DG ?
  • Explanation: Senior IPS officer R K Pachnanda took charge as the chief of the Indo-China border guarding force the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, ITBP. Senior IPS officer R K Pachnanda took charge as the chief of the Indo-China border guarding force the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, ITBP.
  • Question 5: Kailash Mansarovar yatra through ___ pass has been cancelled ? Kailash Mansarovar yatra through ___ pass has been cancelled ?
  • Explanation: Kailash Mansarovar yatra through Nathu La in Sikkim has been cancelled. The move is a disappointment to the 400 devotees who were hoping to visit the high altitude area, believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva. Trade through the Nathu La route, will however continue. Kailash Mansarovar yatra through Nathu La in Sikkim has been cancelled. The move is a disappointment to the 400 devotees who were hoping to visit the high altitude area, believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva. Trade through the Nathu La route, will however continue.
  • Question 6: ___ has made Inner-Line Permit system paperless ? ___ has made Inner-Line Permit system paperless ?
  • Explanation:Arunachal Pradesh Government has made the Inner-Line Permit system paperless from Friday. State Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Friday launched the e-Inner Line Permit (eILP) programme, in Itanagar. The step has been taken to make hassle-free entry into the State for domestic visitors and give a further boost to tourism sector. Arunachal Pradesh Government has made the Inner-Line Permit system paperless from Friday. State Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Friday launched the e-Inner Line Permit (eILP) programme, in Itanagar. The step has been taken to make hassle-free entry into the State for domestic visitors and give a further boost to tourism sector.
  • Question 7: AS per RBI report India's economic growth rate at __ in 2017-18 ? AS per RBI report India's economic growth rate at __ in 2017-18 ?
  • Explanation:The Reserve Bank on Friday said the ongoing accelerated reform initiatives like Goods and Sevice Tax and continuing political stability will push the economic growth scale to 7.3 per cent in terms of Gross Value Added - GVA in the current fiscal year. The Reserve Bank on Friday said the ongoing accelerated reform initiatives like Goods and Sevice Tax and continuing political stability will push the economic growth scale to 7.3 per cent in terms of Gross Value Added - GVA in the current fiscal year.
  • Question 8: India's ___ has launched first Green Bond on London Stock Exchange ? India's ___ has launched first Green Bond on London Stock Exchange ?
  • Explanation: India's Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) has launched its first Green Bond on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and raised 450 million US dollars to finance renewable energy projects in India. India's Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) has launched its first Green Bond on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and raised 450 million US dollars to finance renewable energy projects in India.
  • Question 9: The first-ever International MSME Day 2017 was celebrated on ... ? The first-ever International MSME Day 2017 was celebrated on ... ?
  • Explanation:The International Trade Centre (ITC) has celebrated the first-ever International MSME Day on June 27, 2017 with theme ‘Small business – big impact’. The purpose of the day is to raise public awareness about the importance of MSMEs to economic growth and international development.The International Trade Centre (ITC) has celebrated the first-ever International MSME Day on June 27, 2017 with theme ‘Small business – big impact’. The purpose of the day is to raise public awareness about the importance of MSMEs to economic growth and international development.
  • Question 10: __ committee has been formed by the Maharashta Government for Padma Awards 2018?__ committee has been formed by the Maharashta Government for Padma Awards 2018?
  • Explanation:The Maharashtra government has constituted an 11-member committee to scrutinize and recommend names from Maharashtra for the Padma Awards 2018 to the Government of India (GoI). The committee will be headed by Ram Shinde, the Minister for Water Conservation.The Maharashtra government has constituted an 11-member committee to scrutinize and recommend names from Maharashtra for the Padma Awards 2018 to the Government of India (GoI). The committee will be headed by Ram Shinde, the Minister for Water Conservation.
  • Question 11: ___ committee has been constituted by BCCI to study contentious issues in implementing Lodha panel reforms?___ committee has been constituted by BCCI to study contentious issues in implementing Lodha panel reforms?
  • Explanation: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has constituted a special 7-member committee to study contentious issues in implementing Lodha panel reforms which are being opposed by the state units. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has constituted a special 7-member committee to study contentious issues in implementing Lodha panel reforms which are being opposed by the state units.
  • Question 12: July 2017 GK Qs Digest - 223 Qs. Good Luck ___ was the first country to introduce GST system in 1954 ?July 2017 GK Qs Digest - 223 Qs. Good Luck ___ was the first country to introduce GST system in 1954 ?
  • Explanation: he historic launch of GST will be done at the Central Hall of Parliament. President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Mohd. Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and a host of political leaders cutting across party lines and senior ministers and officials from different states will witness the formal launch of indirect tax regime. he historic launch of GST will be done at the Central Hall of Parliament. President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Mohd. Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and a host of political leaders cutting across party lines and senior ministers and officials from different states will witness the formal launch of indirect tax regime.
  • Question 13: ___ has been appointed next Chief Election Commissioner of India? ___ has been appointed next Chief Election Commissioner of India?
  • Explanation: Election Commissioner A K Joti has been appointed as the next Chief Election Commissioner,CEC. He will succeed Nasim Zaidi. According to the Law Ministry notification, Mr Joti will take over as the head of the Election Commission on Thursday. He will continue as CEC till 17th of January next year. He had joined the three-member poll panel as an election commissioner on 8th of May, 2015. Election Commissioner A K Joti has been appointed as the next Chief Election Commissioner,CEC. He will succeed Nasim Zaidi. According to the Law Ministry notification, Mr Joti will take over as the head of the Election Commission on Thursday. He will continue as CEC till 17th of January next year. He had joined the three-member poll panel as an election commissioner on 8th of May, 2015.
  • Question 14: Centre sanctions Rs 107 crore for tourism development in ... ? Centre sanctions Rs 107 crore for tourism development in ... ?
  • Explanation:Centre today sanctioned Rs 107 crore for tourism development in Puducherry. The Union Ministry of Tourism has approved two projects, Spiritual Tourism Circuit and Heritage Tourism Circuit in the Union Territory. Puducherry is striving hard to develop the city as a premier Tourist destination in the South. Centre today sanctioned Rs 107 crore for tourism development in Puducherry. The Union Ministry of Tourism has approved two projects, Spiritual Tourism Circuit and Heritage Tourism Circuit in the Union Territory. Puducherry is striving hard to develop the city as a premier Tourist destination in the South.
  • Question 15: ___ has released district-wise data of number of farmers benefitting from farm loan waiver ? ___ has released district-wise data of number of farmers benefitting from farm loan waiver ?
  • Explanation:Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has released district-wise data of the number of farmers benefitting from the 34,000 crore rupee farm loan waiver announced by the state. Over 36 lakh farmers will be covered under the scheme. The data also shows that most small and marginal land-holding farmers from drought-hit areas of Marathwada and Vidarbha would be covered under the scheme. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has released district-wise data of the number of farmers benefitting from the 34,000 crore rupee farm loan waiver announced by the state. Over 36 lakh farmers will be covered under the scheme. The data also shows that most small and marginal land-holding farmers from drought-hit areas of Marathwada and Vidarbha would be covered under the scheme.
  • Question 16: Centre, Asian Development Bank has signed $ 220 million loan for improving connectivity as well as transport efficiency and safety on State Highways of .... ? Centre, Asian Development Bank has signed $ 220 million loan for improving connectivity as well as transport efficiency and safety on State Highways of .... ?
  • Explanation:The loan is the first tranche of the 500 million dollar Rajasthan State Highways Investment Program, approved by ADB Board in May this year. An official release said, the first tranche loan will improve about one thousand kilometers of State Highways and major district roads. The loan is the first tranche of the 500 million dollar Rajasthan State Highways Investment Program, approved by ADB Board in May this year. An official release said, the first tranche loan will improve about one thousand kilometers of State Highways and major district roads.
  • Question 17: Govt has imposed ___ customs duty on imported mobile phones, parts ? Govt has imposed ___ customs duty on imported mobile phones, parts ?
  • Explanation: The government has imposed 10 per cent basic customs duty on mobile phones and certain parts with immediate effect to boost domestic manufacturing. The government has imposed 10 per cent basic customs duty on mobile phones and certain parts with immediate effect to boost domestic manufacturing.
  • Question 18: ___ is hosting Asian Youth Boxing Championships ?___ is hosting Asian Youth Boxing Championships ?
  • Explanation:Three Indian boxers advanced to the semi-finals in their respective weight categories at the Asian Youth Boxing Championships in Bangkok. With their progress, India now have six boxers in the semifinal stage, assuring the country of at least six medals. The boxers who made it to the last four stage today are: World youth champion Sachin Siwach in 49 kg, Etash Muhammed Khan in 56kg, and Sachin in the 75kg division. Three Indian boxers advanced to the semi-finals in their respective weight categories at the Asian Youth Boxing Championships in Bangkok. With their progress, India now have six boxers in the semifinal stage, assuring the country of at least six medals. The boxers who made it to the last four stage today are: World youth champion Sachin Siwach in 49 kg, Etash Muhammed Khan in 56kg, and Sachin in the 75kg division.
  • Question 19: Laxman Rawat is related with...?Laxman Rawat is related with...?
  • Explanation: The India A team, comprising Pankaj Advani and Laxman Rawat, has advanced to the final of the Asian Team Snooker Championships. The India A team, comprising Pankaj Advani and Laxman Rawat, has advanced to the final of the Asian Team Snooker Championships.
  • Question 20: Maitree military exercise is exercise between India and ....? Maitree military exercise is exercise between India and ....?
  • Explanation: The 14 day joint training exercise of the Indian Army with the Royal thailand Army, Exercise Maitree 2017 commenced at Bakloh in Himachal Pradesh, aims at building and promoting closer relations while exchanging skills and experiences between both the armies. The 14 day joint training exercise of the Indian Army with the Royal thailand Army, Exercise Maitree 2017 commenced at Bakloh in Himachal Pradesh, aims at building and promoting closer relations while exchanging skills and experiences between both the armies.
  • Question 21: ___ has topped the list in money hoarded in Swiss banks in 2016 ?___ has topped the list in money hoarded in Swiss banks in 2016 ?
  • Explanation: The United Kingdom (UK) has topped the list, followef by United States (US), West Indies, France, Bahamas, Germany, Guernsey. India has ranked 88th The United Kingdom (UK) has topped the list, followef by United States (US), West Indies, France, Bahamas, Germany, Guernsey. India has ranked 88th
  • Question 22: Save Public Sector Banks Day will be observed on...? Save Public Sector Banks Day will be observed on...?
  • Explanation:The Government of India had issued an ordinance and nationalized the 14 largest commercial banks with effect from the midnight of July 19, 1969.The Government of India had issued an ordinance and nationalized the 14 largest commercial banks with effect from the midnight of July 19, 1969.
  • Question 23: ___ has launched Elevate 100 scheme to identify and nurture innovative start-ups ?___ has launched Elevate 100 scheme to identify and nurture innovative start-ups ?
  • Explanation: The purpose of the scheme is to identify 100 most innovative start-ups in the state to elevate them to the next level of success. The purpose of the scheme is to identify 100 most innovative start-ups in the state to elevate them to the next level of success.
  • Question 24: Dree is festival of...?Dree is festival of...?
  • Explanation:Through this festival, the Apatanis community members pray their traditional Gods to bring in a bountiful harvest season along with defeat of destructive forces in the society. Through this festival, the Apatanis community members pray their traditional Gods to bring in a bountiful harvest season along with defeat of destructive forces in the society.
  • Question 25: What is the mascot of 22nd edition of the Asian Athletics Championships ?What is the mascot of 22nd edition of the Asian Athletics Championships ?
  • Explanation:The 22nd Asian Athletics Championships are under way at Kalinga Stadium in Odisha capital Bhubaneswar. Athlete Tintu Luka was the flag bearer for the Indian contingent which received a rousing welcome from the crowd. Odia athlete Srabani Nanda had the honour of taking the oath on behalf of athletes at the inaugural ceremony. Over 1,200 athletes and officials from 43 countries in Asia witnessed the largest sporting event. The 22nd Asian Athletics Championships are under way at Kalinga Stadium in Odisha capital Bhubaneswar. Athlete Tintu Luka was the flag bearer for the Indian contingent which received a rousing welcome from the crowd. Odia athlete Srabani Nanda had the honour of taking the oath on behalf of athletes at the inaugural ceremony. Over 1,200 athletes and officials from 43 countries in Asia witnessed the largest sporting event.
  • Question 26: ___ has decided to extend state’s forest cover to 33 % in next five years ___ has decided to extend state’s forest cover to 33 % in next five years
  • Explanation: Maharashtra government has decided to extend the state forest cover to 33 % in next five years. 2 crore saplings are already planted last year and additional 4 crore saplings are being planted this year. Maharashtra government’s massive tree plantation drive is going on from July 1 to 7. Maharashtra government has decided to extend the state forest cover to 33 % in next five years. 2 crore saplings are already planted last year and additional 4 crore saplings are being planted this year. Maharashtra government’s massive tree plantation drive is going on from July 1 to 7.
  • Question 27: ___ has been appointed as the new chief of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) ? ___ has been appointed as the new chief of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) ?
  • Explanation:The Union home ministry has issued an order appointing Kumar, a 1985-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, to the top NDRF post. The Union home ministry has issued an order appointing Kumar, a 1985-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, to the top NDRF post.
  • Question 28: ________ flower will now be called as MODI ? ________ flower will now be called as MODI ?
  • Explanation:In a special gesture to mark the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Israel in 70 years, a new fast-growing Israeli flower was named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. Officials said, Israeli Crysanthumun flower will now be called MODI. In a special gesture to mark the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Israel in 70 years, a new fast-growing Israeli flower was named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. Officials said, Israeli Crysanthumun flower will now be called MODI.
  • Question 29: ___ has launched G-Ride a digital ride sharing app for techies? ___ has launched G-Ride a digital ride sharing app for techies?
  • Explanation:The app is specially designed and deployed for the IT industry by the Group of Technology Companies (Gtech), the industry body of IT companies in the state. The app is specially designed and deployed for the IT industry by the Group of Technology Companies (Gtech), the industry body of IT companies in the state.
  • Question 30: Which country is hosting the 41st annual UNESCO World Heritage Committee conference?Which country is hosting the 41st annual UNESCO World Heritage Committee conference?
  • Explanation:The World Heritage Committee is meeting in Krakow, Poland, through 12 July, where it will review the nomination of 33 sites for inscription on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.The World Heritage Committee is meeting in Krakow, Poland, through 12 July, where it will review the nomination of 33 sites for inscription on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
  • Question 31: Sabita Chowdhury was related with.... ? Sabita Chowdhury was related with.... ?
  • Explanation:Sabita Chowdhury (72), the well-known singer, has passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal on June 29, 2017. She was wife of legendary composer Salil Chowdhury.Sabita Chowdhury (72), the well-known singer, has passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal on June 29, 2017. She was wife of legendary composer Salil Chowdhury.
  • Question 32: FIFA Confederations Cup was formed....?FIFA Confederations Cup was formed....?
  • Explanation:The FIFA Confederations Cup is an international association football tournament for national teams, currently held every four years by FIFA. The FIFA Confederations Cup is an international association football tournament for national teams, currently held every four years by FIFA.
  • Question 33: Winner of 2017 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report Heroes Award ? Winner of 2017 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report Heroes Award ?
  • Explanation:Mahesh Muralidhar Bhagwat, an IPS officer from Telangana, has been bestowed with the 2017 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report Heroes Award by the Unites States Department of State for his vital role in elevating human trafficking as a government priority and his innovative approach to investigating cases and dismantling trafficking operations. Currently, he is serving as the first Commissioner of Police of Rachakonda. Mahesh Muralidhar Bhagwat, an IPS officer from Telangana, has been bestowed with the 2017 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report Heroes Award by the Unites States Department of State for his vital role in elevating human trafficking as a government priority and his innovative approach to investigating cases and dismantling trafficking operations. Currently, he is serving as the first Commissioner of Police of Rachakonda.
  • Question 34: Which German city is hosting G20 summit ?Which German city is hosting G20 summit ?
  • Explanation:Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Hamburg in Germany last night for the 12th meeting of the G20 nations which begins later today. He will also hold bilateral discussions with leaders of Canada, South Korea, Mexico, Argentina, UK and a few more nations on the sidelines of the summit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Hamburg in Germany last night for the 12th meeting of the G20 nations which begins later today. He will also hold bilateral discussions with leaders of Canada, South Korea, Mexico, Argentina, UK and a few more nations on the sidelines of the summit.
  • Question 35: Navies of India, US and ___ will participate in Malabar exercise ? Navies of India, US and ___ will participate in Malabar exercise ?
  • Explanation:Naval ships, aircrafts and personnel from India, Japan and the United States will participate in the 10-day long Malabar exercise beginning. The exercise will feature both ashore and at-sea training. Malabar 2017 is the latest in a continuing series of exercises that has grown in scope and complexity over the years to address the variety of shared threats to maritime security in the Indo-Asia Pacific. Naval ships, aircrafts and personnel from India, Japan and the United States will participate in the 10-day long Malabar exercise beginning. The exercise will feature both ashore and at-sea training. Malabar 2017 is the latest in a continuing series of exercises that has grown in scope and complexity over the years to address the variety of shared threats to maritime security in the Indo-Asia Pacific.
  • Question 36: Who has become the first female Chief Executive of Hong Kong?Who has become the first female Chief Executive of Hong Kong?
  • Explanation:She is known as a tough and effective enforcer. The Chief Executive of Hong Kong (CE) is the highest office of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). She is known as a tough and effective enforcer. The Chief Executive of Hong Kong (CE) is the highest office of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
  • Question 37: India’s tallest Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower will be operational at....? India’s tallest Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower will be operational at....?
  • Explanation:The new 101.9m ATC tower has built at a cost of Rs 350 and is likely to start operations by December 2017. Once ready, it will be the 7th tallest ATC tower in the world. The new ATC tower will have 21 controller positions with a 360 degree view at the visual control room and 12 ground controllers at the operational level. The new 101.9m ATC tower has built at a cost of Rs 350 and is likely to start operations by December 2017. Once ready, it will be the 7th tallest ATC tower in the world. The new ATC tower will have 21 controller positions with a 360 degree view at the visual control room and 12 ground controllers at the operational level.
  • Question 38: What is India rank in cybersecurity index 2017? What is India rank in cybersecurity index 2017?
  • Explanation:India is ranked a high 23rd out of 165 nations in a global index that measures the commitment of nations across the world to cybersecurity. The second Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) released by the UN telecommunications agency International Telecommunication Union (ITU). India is ranked a high 23rd out of 165 nations in a global index that measures the commitment of nations across the world to cybersecurity. The second Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) released by the UN telecommunications agency International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
  • Question 39: The World Sports Journalist Day (WSJD) is observed on which date?The World Sports Journalist Day (WSJD) is observed on which date?
  • Explanation:The World Sports Journalists Day (WSJD) is observed every year on July 2 to mark the services of sports journalists for the promotion of sports. The purpose of the day is to encouraged sports journalists to strive for excellence in their work and to set an example to the world – not only to the world of sport, but to the world at large. The World Sports Journalists Day (WSJD) is observed every year on July 2 to mark the services of sports journalists for the promotion of sports. The purpose of the day is to encouraged sports journalists to strive for excellence in their work and to set an example to the world – not only to the world of sport, but to the world at large.
  • Question 40: What is the full form of 'MERIT app?What is the full form of 'MERIT app?
  • Explanation:Merit Order Despatch of Electricity for Rejuvenation of Income and Transparency Merit Order Despatch of Electricity for Rejuvenation of Income and Transparency
  • Question 41: Who was the flag bearer for the Indian contingent in the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship (AAC) 2017 ?Who was the flag bearer for the Indian contingent in the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship (AAC) 2017 ?
  • Explanation:The 22nd edition of Asian Athletics Championships (AAC) has started at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha on July 6, 2017 and will continue till July 9, 2017. Athlete Tintu Luka was the flag bearer for the Indian contingent. The 22nd edition of Asian Athletics Championships (AAC) has started at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha on July 6, 2017 and will continue till July 9, 2017. Athlete Tintu Luka was the flag bearer for the Indian contingent.
  • Question 42: Name the new Ambassador of India to the Republic of Indonesia? Name the new Ambassador of India to the Republic of Indonesia?
  • Explanation:Pradeep Kumar Rawat, presently Joint Secretary in the Ministry has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Indonesia. Pradeep Kumar Rawat, presently Joint Secretary in the Ministry has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Indonesia.
  • Question 43: Creative India; Innovative India is a scheme related with.... Creative India; Innovative India is a scheme related with....
  • Explanation:Ministry of Commerce and Industry has launched a scheme for awareness on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) to inspire artists and budding inventors so that they can protect their creations and inventions. Taking forward the National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy 2016, the Cell for IPR Promotion and Management launched the scheme for IPR Awareness - Creative India; Innovative India. The scheme aims at raising IPR awareness amongst students and others to inspire them to create, innovate and protect their creations and inventions across the country in next three years. Ministry of Commerce and Industry has launched a scheme for awareness on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) to inspire artists and budding inventors so that they can protect their creations and inventions. Taking forward the National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy 2016, the Cell for IPR Promotion and Management launched the scheme for IPR Awareness - Creative India; Innovative India. The scheme aims at raising IPR awareness amongst students and others to inspire them to create, innovate and protect their creations and inventions across the country in next three years.
  • Question 44: India has become the ___ Largest Foreign Investor into UK ? India has become the ___ Largest Foreign Investor into UK ?
  • Explanation:As per the official figures published by the UK’s Department for International Trade, India has become the fourth largest foreign investor into the UK in 2016-17. India has lost its position as the third largest investor to France. As per the official figures published by the UK’s Department for International Trade, India has become the fourth largest foreign investor into the UK in 2016-17. India has lost its position as the third largest investor to France.
  • Question 45: Van Mahotsav celebrations, that is celebrated in the first week of July every year is celebrated in India sinceVan Mahotsav celebrations, that is celebrated in the first week of July every year is celebrated in India since
  • Explanation:19501950
  • Question 46: Elevate 100 scheme is related toElevate 100 scheme is related to
  • Explanation:The Government of Karnataka has launched the ELEVATE 100 programme to boost startups in the state. The programme aims to identify 100 of the most innovative startups in Karnataka to elevate them to next level of success. The Government of Karnataka has launched the ELEVATE 100 programme to boost startups in the state. The programme aims to identify 100 of the most innovative startups in Karnataka to elevate them to next level of success.
  • Question 47: Which country has renewed Indian Oil Deal ? Which country has renewed Indian Oil Deal ?
  • Explanation:Vietnam has granted ONGC Videsh a two-year extension to explore oil block 128 in the South China Sea.Vietnam has granted ONGC Videsh a two-year extension to explore oil block 128 in the South China Sea.
  • Question 48: Asian Team Snooker Championship 2017 is won byAsian Team Snooker Championship 2017 is won by
  • Explanation:Pankaj Advani-led India beat Pakistan in the final of the Asian Team Snooker Championship in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to bring further laurels to the country in an already glittering career.Pankaj Advani-led India beat Pakistan in the final of the Asian Team Snooker Championship in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to bring further laurels to the country in an already glittering career.
  • Question 49: ___ has received the world heritage status by UNESCO ?___ has received the world heritage status by UNESCO ?
  • Explanation: Ahmedabad was declared as a World Heritage City at the 41st session of UNESCO's world heritage committee held at Krakow in Poland. The nomination of Ahmedabad was supported by close to 20 countries, including Turkey, Lebanon, Tunisia, Portugal, Peru and Kazakhstan. Ahmedabad was declared as a World Heritage City at the 41st session of UNESCO's world heritage committee held at Krakow in Poland. The nomination of Ahmedabad was supported by close to 20 countries, including Turkey, Lebanon, Tunisia, Portugal, Peru and Kazakhstan.
  • Question 50: Baduria and Basirhat are the towns in...?Baduria and Basirhat are the towns in...?
  • Explanation:The West Bengal government has ordered a judicial inquiry into the violence at the Basirhat Sub Division. Talking to reporters in Kolkata, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, the probe to be headed by a sitting Calcutta High Court judge is meant to find out as to who is behind the provocation which caused arson and stone pelting in the area. The West Bengal government has ordered a judicial inquiry into the violence at the Basirhat Sub Division. Talking to reporters in Kolkata, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, the probe to be headed by a sitting Calcutta High Court judge is meant to find out as to who is behind the provocation which caused arson and stone pelting in the area.
  • Question 51: A study by ___ has said that India new global growth pole, to keep lead over China ?A study by ___ has said that India new global growth pole, to keep lead over China ?
  • Explanation: A new study by the Harvard University has said, India has emerged as the economic pole of global growth by surpassing China and is expected to maintain its lead over the coming decade. A new study by the Harvard University has said, India has emerged as the economic pole of global growth by surpassing China and is expected to maintain its lead over the coming decade.
  • Question 52: Complete the full form of economic term PCR - Public Credit ____ ?Complete the full form of economic term PCR - Public Credit ____ ?
  • Explanation:RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya has said that a transparent and comprehensive Public Credit Registry - PCR is the need of the hour in India. Speaking at the 11th Statistics Day Conference in Mumbai, Dr. Acharya said the registry will help in controlling loan defaults, improve credit culture and promote financial inclusionRBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya has said that a transparent and comprehensive Public Credit Registry - PCR is the need of the hour in India. Speaking at the 11th Statistics Day Conference in Mumbai, Dr. Acharya said the registry will help in controlling loan defaults, improve credit culture and promote financial inclusion
  • Question 53: __ has said that customers will not suffer any loss if unauthorised electronic banking transactions are reported to the bank within three days ?__ has said that customers will not suffer any loss if unauthorised electronic banking transactions are reported to the bank within three days ?
  • Explanation: The Reserve Bank of India today said that customers will not suffer any loss if unauthorised electronic banking transactions are reported to the bank within three days thus putting the onus of such transactions largely on the banks. The amount involved will be credited in the accounts concerned within 10-days. In case the third party fraud is reported with a delay of four to seven working days, a customer will face liability of up to Rs 25,000. The Reserve Bank of India today said that customers will not suffer any loss if unauthorised electronic banking transactions are reported to the bank within three days thus putting the onus of such transactions largely on the banks. The amount involved will be credited in the accounts concerned within 10-days. In case the third party fraud is reported with a delay of four to seven working days, a customer will face liability of up to Rs 25,000.
  • Question 54: Auditors' to disclose property related transactions above rupee ___ to I-T ? Auditors' to disclose property related transactions above rupee ___ to I-T ?
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  • Question 55: What is the full form of FSB ? What is the full form of FSB ?
  • Explanation:In a progress report on efforts to assess and address decline in correspondent banking, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) said its action plan to make India a cashless economy is making good progress but the fall in numbers is continuing. In a progress report on efforts to assess and address decline in correspondent banking, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) said its action plan to make India a cashless economy is making good progress but the fall in numbers is continuing.
  • Question 56: The central government has ___ per cent equity in the GSTN ?The central government has ___ per cent equity in the GSTN ?
  • Explanation: The central government has 24.5 per cent equity in the GSTN, whereas state governments, two Union territories and the empowered committee of state finance ministers together hold another 24.5 per cent stake in it. The central government has 24.5 per cent equity in the GSTN, whereas state governments, two Union territories and the empowered committee of state finance ministers together hold another 24.5 per cent stake in it.
  • Question 57: In the economic term GSTIN, what does N stand for?In the economic term GSTIN, what does N stand for?
  • Explanation:GSTIN: GST Identification Number GSTIN: GST Identification Number
  • Question 58: ___ includes commercial bank loans, buyers credit, suppliers credit, securitized instruments such as Floating Rate Notes and Fixed Rate Bonds etc ?___ includes commercial bank loans, buyers credit, suppliers credit, securitized instruments such as Floating Rate Notes and Fixed Rate Bonds etc ?
  • Explanation:The Reserve Bank of India has brought in some restrictions on issuance of rupee-denominated bonds, or masala bonds, by harmonising the issuance norms on a par with those for external commercial borrowings (ECBs). The Reserve Bank of India has brought in some restrictions on issuance of rupee-denominated bonds, or masala bonds, by harmonising the issuance norms on a par with those for external commercial borrowings (ECBs).
  • Question 59: Subrata Pal is related with...?Subrata Pal is related with...?
  • Explanation: India’s star goalkeeper Subrata Pal, who tested positive in doping test for terbutaline last month, has withdrawn from the national camp. Pal informed National Anti Doping Agency, NADA, that he would take field only after his name was cleared. India’s star goalkeeper Subrata Pal, who tested positive in doping test for terbutaline last month, has withdrawn from the national camp. Pal informed National Anti Doping Agency, NADA, that he would take field only after his name was cleared.
  • Question 60: ___ govt to completely waive off debt of 3.8 million farmers ___ govt to completely waive off debt of 3.8 million farmers
  • Explanation:Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said around 36 lakh farmers in the state, covered under the recently announced farm loan waiver scheme, will have their entire debt waived. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said around 36 lakh farmers in the state, covered under the recently announced farm loan waiver scheme, will have their entire debt waived.
  • Question 61: Assam govt. has launched Project Assam Citizen Centric Service Delivery in association with...? Assam govt. has launched Project Assam Citizen Centric Service Delivery in association with...?
  • Explanation: An agreement for International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Credit of USD 39.2 Million from World Bank for the project 'Assam Citizen Centric Service Delivery' was signed recently. An agreement for International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Credit of USD 39.2 Million from World Bank for the project 'Assam Citizen Centric Service Delivery' was signed recently.
  • Question 62: Vijaya Bank has decided to develop ___ digital villages ?Vijaya Bank has decided to develop ___ digital villages ?
  • Explanation: Vijaya Bank is going to develop as many as 100 digital villages in various States of the country as part of its initiative to promote digital banking among the rural population. Vijaya Bank is going to develop as many as 100 digital villages in various States of the country as part of its initiative to promote digital banking among the rural population.
  • Question 63: Where is Budhigandaki Hydropower Project ?Where is Budhigandaki Hydropower Project ?
  • Explanation: Nepal has signed a major deal with a China to develop a 1,200 MW Budhigandaki Hydroelectric Project, the biggest hydro project in the landlocked country that could resolve its perennial power crisis. Nepal has signed a major deal with a China to develop a 1,200 MW Budhigandaki Hydroelectric Project, the biggest hydro project in the landlocked country that could resolve its perennial power crisis.
  • Question 64: ____ has counted its islands to protect territory, resources ? ____ has counted its islands to protect territory, resources ?
  • Explanation:Indonesia has so many islands it has never been able to fully count or name them. A 1996 law estimated the number of islands in the world's biggest archipelago at 17,508. But the government is now hoping to get a definite number in time for a United Nations meeting in August. Indonesia has so many islands it has never been able to fully count or name them. A 1996 law estimated the number of islands in the world's biggest archipelago at 17,508. But the government is now hoping to get a definite number in time for a United Nations meeting in August.
  • Question 65: ___ has come NATO 29th member ? ___ has come NATO 29th member ?
  • Explanation: Montenegro has officially joined North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and hence became the 29th member country of NATO. Montenegro Foreign Minister Srdjan Darmanovic submitted the official accession papers in a ceremony at the US State Department. Montenegro has officially joined North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and hence became the 29th member country of NATO. Montenegro Foreign Minister Srdjan Darmanovic submitted the official accession papers in a ceremony at the US State Department.
  • Question 66: To Bring together systemically important industrialized and developing economies to discuss key issues in the global economy is the purpose of ---- To Bring together systemically important industrialized and developing economies to discuss key issues in the global economy is the purpose of ----
  • Explanation:The G20 (or G-20 or Group of Twenty) is an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from 20 major economies. The G20 (or G-20 or Group of Twenty) is an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from 20 major economies.
  • Question 67: Where Nathu La pass ?Where Nathu La pass ?
  • Explanation:The standoff between India and Chain first came to public notice when China denied Indian pilgrims entry for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra through the Nathu La pass in Sikkim. Beijing initially said it stopped the Yatra due to damage to roads in Tibet after rains and landslides. But soon signalled the matter was related to the standoff between the two armies near Sikkim. The standoff between India and Chain first came to public notice when China denied Indian pilgrims entry for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra through the Nathu La pass in Sikkim. Beijing initially said it stopped the Yatra due to damage to roads in Tibet after rains and landslides. But soon signalled the matter was related to the standoff between the two armies near Sikkim.
  • Question 68: ___ is hosting Annual naval exercise Malabar 2017 ?___ is hosting Annual naval exercise Malabar 2017 ?
  • Explanation: The annual naval exercise Malabar 2017 got kick-started today with the participation of the naval assets of India, the US and Japan in Chennai. The flag officer of the Indian Navy Eastern Command Vice-Admiral HCS Bhisht said the naval drills are not targetted against any country. He clarified that it is for learning the best practices from each other. The annual naval exercise Malabar 2017 got kick-started today with the participation of the naval assets of India, the US and Japan in Chennai. The flag officer of the Indian Navy Eastern Command Vice-Admiral HCS Bhisht said the naval drills are not targetted against any country. He clarified that it is for learning the best practices from each other.
  • Question 69: World Population Day is observed on...?World Population Day is observed on...?
  • Explanation:World Population Day is being observed on July 11. The objective of the day is to increase the awareness of the people towards the worldwide population issues. The theme of this year is Family Planning- Empowering People, Developing Nations. World Population Day is being observed on July 11. The objective of the day is to increase the awareness of the people towards the worldwide population issues. The theme of this year is Family Planning- Empowering People, Developing Nations.
  • Question 70: ___ is hosting Eighth meeting of SAARC Ministers of Law & Order ?___ is hosting Eighth meeting of SAARC Ministers of Law & Order ?
  • Explanation: The eighth meeting of the SAARC Ministers of Law and Order preceded by meeting of the SAARC Secretaries of Law and Order and Immigration Authorities is beginning in Colombo today. Indian side is being led by a senior official in Ministry of Home affairs. The eighth meeting of the SAARC Ministers of Law and Order preceded by meeting of the SAARC Secretaries of Law and Order and Immigration Authorities is beginning in Colombo today. Indian side is being led by a senior official in Ministry of Home affairs.
  • Question 71: India topped the medal tally for the first time in Asian Athletics C'ships history with ___ gold medals ? India topped the medal tally for the first time in Asian Athletics C'ships history with ___ gold medals ?
  • Explanation:India have topped the medal tally for first time in the history of Asian Athletics Championships. In a stunning show of dominance on the fourth and final day of competitions in Bhubaneshwar yesterday, India clinched five gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze. With that, the hosts ended the championships on top with a haul of 29 medals which included 12 gold, 5 silver and 12 bronze. India have topped the medal tally for first time in the history of Asian Athletics Championships. In a stunning show of dominance on the fourth and final day of competitions in Bhubaneshwar yesterday, India clinched five gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze. With that, the hosts ended the championships on top with a haul of 29 medals which included 12 gold, 5 silver and 12 bronze.
  • Question 72: EESL will invest RS 11,000 crore in ... ? EESL will invest RS 11,000 crore in ... ?
  • Explanation:Union Minister for Power Piyush Goel has said the Central Public Sector Unit Energy Efficiency Services Limited will invest 11,000 crore rupees in Tamil Nadu over the next three years. He reviewed the power sector projects in the state in Chennai yesterday along with his state counterpart Mr Thankamani. Union Minister for Power Piyush Goel has said the Central Public Sector Unit Energy Efficiency Services Limited will invest 11,000 crore rupees in Tamil Nadu over the next three years. He reviewed the power sector projects in the state in Chennai yesterday along with his state counterpart Mr Thankamani.
  • Question 73: Mangesh Tendulkar was a famous....? Mangesh Tendulkar was a famous....?
  • Explanation: Renowned cartoonist Mangesh Tendulkar passed away in wee hours today. He was 82. His cartoons specially about government offices and on traffic rules was famous. Last rites will be performed today at 1 pm in Vaikunth smashanbhumi in Pune. Renowned cartoonist Mangesh Tendulkar passed away in wee hours today. He was 82. His cartoons specially about government offices and on traffic rules was famous. Last rites will be performed today at 1 pm in Vaikunth smashanbhumi in Pune.
  • Question 74: Govt has claimed to save nearly rupee ___ crore through DBT scheme Govt has claimed to save nearly rupee ___ crore through DBT scheme
  • Explanation:Government has saved more than 57 thousand crore rupees with its Direct Benefit Transfer, DBT, scheme under which subsidies are given directly to beneficiaries. The DBT programme, a major reform initiative to check graft in welfare funds and is aimed at transferring benefits of various central government-run social welfare schemes to the bank accounts of beneficiaries. Government has saved more than 57 thousand crore rupees with its Direct Benefit Transfer, DBT, scheme under which subsidies are given directly to beneficiaries. The DBT programme, a major reform initiative to check graft in welfare funds and is aimed at transferring benefits of various central government-run social welfare schemes to the bank accounts of beneficiaries.
  • Question 75: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has launched a new taxpayer service module called... ? Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has launched a new taxpayer service module called... ?
  • Explanation:The Income Tax Department has launched an online facility that will enable payment of taxes, tracking of tax deducted at source and filing of applications for permanent account numbers (PAN). The Income Tax Department has launched an online facility that will enable payment of taxes, tracking of tax deducted at source and filing of applications for permanent account numbers (PAN).
  • Question 76: In the term FCRA what is the meaning of A ? In the term FCRA what is the meaning of A ?
  • Explanation:Centre has issued show cause notice to five thousand 922 associations for cancellation of FCRA registration. FCRA: Foreign Contribution (regulation) Act, Centre has issued show cause notice to five thousand 922 associations for cancellation of FCRA registration. FCRA: Foreign Contribution (regulation) Act,
  • Question 77: Mosul is a city in...?Mosul is a city in...?
  • Explanation: Amnesty International today called for a commission to investigate crimes against civilians in Mosul by all sides in the battle to liberate the Iraqi city from jihadists. Director of Middle East research at Amnesty International said that the horrors that the people of Mosul have witnessed and the disregard for human life by all parties to this conflict must not go unpunished. Amnesty International today called for a commission to investigate crimes against civilians in Mosul by all sides in the battle to liberate the Iraqi city from jihadists. Director of Middle East research at Amnesty International said that the horrors that the people of Mosul have witnessed and the disregard for human life by all parties to this conflict must not go unpunished.
  • Question 78: Satluj-Yamuna Link canal issue is between ...? Satluj-Yamuna Link canal issue is between ...?
  • Explanation:The Supreme Court has said that the orders passed by it on the Satluj-Yamuna Link canal issue have to be respected and executed and the Punjab and Haryana governments have a duty to obey them. A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Dipak Misra, also directed the two states to ensure that no agitation takes place on the issue. The Supreme Court has said that the orders passed by it on the Satluj-Yamuna Link canal issue have to be respected and executed and the Punjab and Haryana governments have a duty to obey them. A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Dipak Misra, also directed the two states to ensure that no agitation takes place on the issue.
  • Question 79: __ has become the 2nd state to launch the online RTI platform ? __ has become the 2nd state to launch the online RTI platform ?
  • Explanation:Delhi has become the second state to launch e-RTI portal that will enable citizens to file online Right to Information (RTI). Maharashtra is the first state to launch the online RTI platform. Delhi has become the second state to launch e-RTI portal that will enable citizens to file online Right to Information (RTI). Maharashtra is the first state to launch the online RTI platform.
  • Question 80: What is the new name of urban development & housing ministry ?What is the new name of urban development & housing ministry ?
  • Explanation: The government has merged the urban development and housing and urban poverty alleviation ministries. Now this will be known as Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). This is third time the ministries have been merged. The government has merged the urban development and housing and urban poverty alleviation ministries. Now this will be known as Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). This is third time the ministries have been merged.
  • Question 81: Which Indian music composer has been shortlisted for the 2017 World Soundtrack Awards – a public choice award?Which Indian music composer has been shortlisted for the 2017 World Soundtrack Awards – a public choice award?
  • Explanation:A.R.Rahman, the Oscar winning Indian music composer, has been shortlisted for the 2017 World Soundtrack Awards – a public choice award for his music in the film Viceroy’s House. Gurinder Chadha, a British filmmaker of Sikh origin has directed Viceroy’s House.A.R.Rahman, the Oscar winning Indian music composer, has been shortlisted for the 2017 World Soundtrack Awards – a public choice award for his music in the film Viceroy’s House. Gurinder Chadha, a British filmmaker of Sikh origin has directed Viceroy’s House.
  • Question 82: UK has launched ___ project to mark 70th anniversary of India’s partition ? UK has launched ___ project to mark 70th anniversary of India’s partition ?
  • Explanation:The British government has launched a new project titled the - Grand Trunk Road - to mark the 70th anniversary of India’s partition in August 1947 with volunteers from the Muslim, Sikh and Hindu communities in the UK coming together to stage special events. The British government has launched a new project titled the - Grand Trunk Road - to mark the 70th anniversary of India’s partition in August 1947 with volunteers from the Muslim, Sikh and Hindu communities in the UK coming together to stage special events.
  • Question 83: ___ has been honoured with the highest civilian award Order of Australia in Australia for community work?___ has been honoured with the highest civilian award Order of Australia in Australia for community work?
  • Explanation:He has represented various community organisations like Auburn Diversity Services, Hindu Council of Australia, Sri Om Adi Sakhi Ashram, Sewa International Australia, etc. Jayraman migrated from Delhi to Australia in 1991. He has represented various community organisations like Auburn Diversity Services, Hindu Council of Australia, Sri Om Adi Sakhi Ashram, Sewa International Australia, etc. Jayraman migrated from Delhi to Australia in 1991.
  • Question 84: Which city hosted the first edition of WINGS 2017 – Sab Uden, Sab Juden to expand regional connectivity?Which city hosted the first edition of WINGS 2017 – Sab Uden, Sab Juden to expand regional connectivity?
  • Explanation:The event saw participation from 28 States and Union Territories and out of this 19 states and Union Territory made presentation emphasizing the incentives or special packages to the airlines other than the support offered by Government of India under RCS- UDAN.The event saw participation from 28 States and Union Territories and out of this 19 states and Union Territory made presentation emphasizing the incentives or special packages to the airlines other than the support offered by Government of India under RCS- UDAN.
  • Question 85: Which city to host the 2017 World Food India (WFI)?Which city to host the 2017 World Food India (WFI)?
  • Explanation:The global food fair “World Food India 2017” will be organised by the Union Food Processing ministry in New Delhi on November 3-5, 2017 to boost food sector. For the global food fair, the Union ministry of Food Processing has organised a roadshow in Chandigarh to provide a platform to Indian farmers and manufacturers to showcase their products and explore partnerships with foreign companies. More than 10 states and all leading giants from India and abroad in food processing, food technology, technology and equipment players, cold chains, food retailers will be present at World Food India.The global food fair “World Food India 2017” will be organised by the Union Food Processing ministry in New Delhi on November 3-5, 2017 to boost food sector. For the global food fair, the Union ministry of Food Processing has organised a roadshow in Chandigarh to provide a platform to Indian farmers and manufacturers to showcase their products and explore partnerships with foreign companies. More than 10 states and all leading giants from India and abroad in food processing, food technology, technology and equipment players, cold chains, food retailers will be present at World Food India.
  • Question 86: India will import crude oil from __ for first time ? India will import crude oil from __ for first time ?
  • Explanation: India, the world's third-largest oil importer, will import crude oil from the United States for the first time after Indian Oil Corp bought a cargo that will be delivered in October. India, the world's third-largest oil importer, will import crude oil from the United States for the first time after Indian Oil Corp bought a cargo that will be delivered in October.
  • Question 87: A three-day Babasaheb B.R. Ambedkar International conference on social justice will be held in... ? A three-day Babasaheb B.R. Ambedkar International conference on social justice will be held in... ?
  • Explanation:A three-day Babasaheb B.R. Ambedkar international conference on social justice will be held in Bengaluru from July 21 to 23. A three-day Babasaheb B.R. Ambedkar international conference on social justice will be held in Bengaluru from July 21 to 23.
  • Question 88: International Rice Research Institute will be set up in...?International Rice Research Institute will be set up in...?
  • Explanation:Cabinet has approved the establishment of the International Rice Research Institute, South Asia Regional Center at the campus of National Seed Research and Training Center in Varanasi. Under the proposal, a Centre of Excellence in Rice Value Addition will be set up in Varanasi. This will include a modern and sophisticated laboratory with capacity to determine quality and status of heavy metals in grain and straw. The Centre will also undertake capacity building exercises for stakeholders across the rice value chain. Cabinet has approved the establishment of the International Rice Research Institute, South Asia Regional Center at the campus of National Seed Research and Training Center in Varanasi. Under the proposal, a Centre of Excellence in Rice Value Addition will be set up in Varanasi. This will include a modern and sophisticated laboratory with capacity to determine quality and status of heavy metals in grain and straw. The Centre will also undertake capacity building exercises for stakeholders across the rice value chain.
  • Question 89: ___ is hosting Model United Nations Regional Conference ? ___ is hosting Model United Nations Regional Conference ?
  • Explanation:A Model United Nations (MUN) Regional Conference is being held at Kathmandu. The event is organised by the US Embassy in partnership with the Youth Thinker’s Society. Youths from 12 South and Central Asian countries including India are participating in 5 day conference. The basic aim of the MUN is to provide a platform to young minds to channelise energy and resources for a more prosperous and peaceful world. A Model United Nations (MUN) Regional Conference is being held at Kathmandu. The event is organised by the US Embassy in partnership with the Youth Thinker’s Society. Youths from 12 South and Central Asian countries including India are participating in 5 day conference. The basic aim of the MUN is to provide a platform to young minds to channelise energy and resources for a more prosperous and peaceful world.
  • Question 90: Which state has planted 40 crore saplings planted on a single day ? Which state has planted 40 crore saplings planted on a single day ?
  • Explanation: In Telangana, 40 crore saplings are being planted on a single day today across the state under the third phase of Harita Haram initiative taken up by the state Government. A large number of Ministers, officials, students and members of voluntary organizations besides individuals are taking part in it while special programmes held across the state on the occasion. Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao formally kick started the programme by planting a sapling at Lower Manair Dam in Karimnagar whereas ministers took part in the programme at different places. In Telangana, 40 crore saplings are being planted on a single day today across the state under the third phase of Harita Haram initiative taken up by the state Government. A large number of Ministers, officials, students and members of voluntary organizations besides individuals are taking part in it while special programmes held across the state on the occasion. Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao formally kick started the programme by planting a sapling at Lower Manair Dam in Karimnagar whereas ministers took part in the programme at different places.
  • Question 91: FSB, an international body for global financial system stands forFSB, an international body for global financial system stands for
  • Explanation: The Financial Stability Board (FSB) is an international body that monitors and makes recommendations about the global financial system. The Financial Stability Board (FSB) is an international body that monitors and makes recommendations about the global financial system.
  • Question 92: _________has been declared India’s first World Heritage City?_________has been declared India’s first World Heritage City?
  • Explanation: The Walled City of Ahmedabad, founded by Sultan Ahmed Shah in the 15th century, has been declared India’s first World Heritage City. The World Heritage Committee (WHC) of UNESCO made the announcement late on Saturday night following a meeting in Poland’s Krakwo. The Walled City of Ahmedabad, founded by Sultan Ahmed Shah in the 15th century, has been declared India’s first World Heritage City. The World Heritage Committee (WHC) of UNESCO made the announcement late on Saturday night following a meeting in Poland’s Krakwo.
  • Question 93: Which of the following is not a member of ASEAN?Which of the following is not a member of ASEAN?
  • Explanation: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was formed in 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was formed in 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia
  • Question 94: Former martial arts star Khaltmaa Battulga has won the presidential elections ofFormer martial arts star Khaltmaa Battulga has won the presidential elections of
  • Explanation: A businessman and former martial arts star has claimed victory in Mongolia's presidential election. Khaltmaa Battulga had 50.7% of the vote with 87% of votes counted, the election commission said. A businessman and former martial arts star has claimed victory in Mongolia's presidential election. Khaltmaa Battulga had 50.7% of the vote with 87% of votes counted, the election commission said.
  • Question 95: Who has been appointed Director General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence (DG GSTI)?Who has been appointed Director General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence (DG GSTI)?
  • Explanation:A key intelligence agency tasked with checking evasion of Goods and Services Tax (GST) has got its new chief. A key intelligence agency tasked with checking evasion of Goods and Services Tax (GST) has got its new chief.
  • Question 96: Malala Day is observed onMalala Day is observed on
  • Explanation: On July 12, 2013, Malala Yousafzai, a sixteen-year-old Pakistani girl engaged in the promotion of women’s education, delivered an impassioned speech at the United Nations (UN) headquarters on the need for gender equality in education. The address saw several rounds of standing ovations for the teenager and the day, July 12, which is also her birthday, was soon declared by the UN as Malala Day in honour of the young activis On July 12, 2013, Malala Yousafzai, a sixteen-year-old Pakistani girl engaged in the promotion of women’s education, delivered an impassioned speech at the United Nations (UN) headquarters on the need for gender equality in education. The address saw several rounds of standing ovations for the teenager and the day, July 12, which is also her birthday, was soon declared by the UN as Malala Day in honour of the young activis
  • Question 97: Pentala Harikrishna is related with..?Pentala Harikrishna is related with..?
  • Explanation:Indian Grandmaster Pentala Harikrishna gave a stellar performance to beat world No. 4 Levon Aronian of Armenia in the sixth round to climb to the top of the leaderboard at the Geneva FIDE Grand Prix chess tournament. Indian Grandmaster Pentala Harikrishna gave a stellar performance to beat world No. 4 Levon Aronian of Armenia in the sixth round to climb to the top of the leaderboard at the Geneva FIDE Grand Prix chess tournament.
  • Question 98: __ committee has submitted integrated water plan for Godavari river basin ?__ committee has submitted integrated water plan for Godavari river basin ?
  • Explanation: Maharashtra will be the first state to evolve an integrated water plan which will include inter-river basin water transfer for balanced regional development through equitable water allocation to drought-prone districts of Vidarbha and Marathwada Maharashtra will be the first state to evolve an integrated water plan which will include inter-river basin water transfer for balanced regional development through equitable water allocation to drought-prone districts of Vidarbha and Marathwada
  • Question 99: NABARD was established on the recommendations of __ Committee ?NABARD was established on the recommendations of __ Committee ?
  • Explanation: NABARD has financed one fifth of India’s total rural infrastructure through Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF). NABARD has been recognised as pioneer in the field of watershed development. NABARD has financed one fifth of India’s total rural infrastructure through Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF). NABARD has been recognised as pioneer in the field of watershed development.
  • Question 100: National Green Tribunal has asked __ to enforce ban on illegal sand mining on Ganga floodplains ? National Green Tribunal has asked __ to enforce ban on illegal sand mining on Ganga floodplains ?
  • Explanation:The National Green Tribunal on Friday directed the Uttarakhand government to ensure there is no illegal sand mining being carried out on the floodplains of river Ganga in the state.The National Green Tribunal on Friday directed the Uttarakhand government to ensure there is no illegal sand mining being carried out on the floodplains of river Ganga in the state.
  • Question 101: Which of the following states has become the first state in the country to provide women an injectable contraceptive for free?Which of the following states has become the first state in the country to provide women an injectable contraceptive for free?
  • Explanation: The state’s public health department launched a programme called Antara on July 10 to offer women an injection of Medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), a birth-control hormone. According to state health officials, the injection, a safe means of birth control, is effective for three months. The state’s public health department launched a programme called Antara on July 10 to offer women an injection of Medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), a birth-control hormone. According to state health officials, the injection, a safe means of birth control, is effective for three months.
  • Question 102: Which of the following islands of Japan has been declared a World Heritage site by the UN's cultural body Unesco?Which of the following islands of Japan has been declared a World Heritage site by the UN's cultural body Unesco?
  • Explanation: The 700-square-metre island, along with three nearby reefs and four other related sites were given world heritage status at the UN body’s annual summit in Krakow, Poland, The 700-square-metre island, along with three nearby reefs and four other related sites were given world heritage status at the UN body’s annual summit in Krakow, Poland,
  • Question 103: Where is the head office of International Labour Organisation situated?Where is the head office of International Labour Organisation situated?
  • Explanation: The ILO has 187 member states: 186 of the 193 UN member states plus the Cook Islands are members of the ILO. The ILO has 187 member states: 186 of the 193 UN member states plus the Cook Islands are members of the ILO.
  • Question 104: Who among the following has taken over as director-general of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, the premier agency that tackles smuggling and black money?Who among the following has taken over as director-general of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, the premier agency that tackles smuggling and black money?
  • Explanation: An officer of the 1985 batch of Indian Revenue Service (IRS) (Customs), Dash was the acting head of the DRI for the past five months. An officer of the 1985 batch of Indian Revenue Service (IRS) (Customs), Dash was the acting head of the DRI for the past five months.
  • Question 105: Who was the founder of Bharatiya Jana Sangh ? Who was the founder of Bharatiya Jana Sangh ?
  • Explanation:BJP President Amit Shah has said, the Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder leader Syama Prasad Mookerjee's contribution to India is immense but history has remained unjust to him. Releasing a book on Mookerjee's vision on education in New Delhi, Shah said, Mookerjee believed in the education system which is based on Indian culture ethos.BJP President Amit Shah has said, the Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder leader Syama Prasad Mookerjee's contribution to India is immense but history has remained unjust to him. Releasing a book on Mookerjee's vision on education in New Delhi, Shah said, Mookerjee believed in the education system which is based on Indian culture ethos.
  • Question 106: __ has become the first Indian state to make social boycott a crime? __ has become the first Indian state to make social boycott a crime?
  • Explanation:The Maharashtra Prohibition of People from Social Boycott (Prevention Prohibition and Redressal) Act prescribes a maximum punishment of 3 year in jail and a fine of Rs 1 lakh. The Maharashtra Prohibition of People from Social Boycott (Prevention Prohibition and Redressal) Act prescribes a maximum punishment of 3 year in jail and a fine of Rs 1 lakh.
  • Question 107: Liu Xiaobo was the recipient of the Nobel __ Prize ?Liu Xiaobo was the recipient of the Nobel __ Prize ?
  • Explanation: Liu Xiaobo (61), the Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and democracy campaigner, has died of multiple organ failure while under guard at a hospital in Shenyang, China on July 13, 2017. Liu Xiaobo (61), the Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and democracy campaigner, has died of multiple organ failure while under guard at a hospital in Shenyang, China on July 13, 2017.
  • Question 108: India’s first high-speed rail training centre will set up in ...?India’s first high-speed rail training centre will set up in ...?
  • Explanation: India’s first high-speed rail training centre will set up in Gandhinagar, Gujarat at a cost of Rs 600 crore, and is expected to start operating by 2020. India’s first high-speed rail training centre will set up in Gandhinagar, Gujarat at a cost of Rs 600 crore, and is expected to start operating by 2020.
  • Question 109: India’s rank in the 2017 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Index is... ?India’s rank in the 2017 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Index is... ?
  • Explanation: India has been ranked 116th out of 157 nations with a score of 58.1 at the 2017 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) index and Dashboards Report that assesses the performance of countries towards achieving the ambitious SDGs. Sweden has topped the list, followed by Denmark and Finland. India has been ranked 116th out of 157 nations with a score of 58.1 at the 2017 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) index and Dashboards Report that assesses the performance of countries towards achieving the ambitious SDGs. Sweden has topped the list, followed by Denmark and Finland.
  • Question 110: __ are back for IPL 2018 ? __ are back for IPL 2018 ?
  • Explanation: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has welcomed the IPL franchises Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals back into the Indian Premier League. The two franchises have completed the two-year suspension imposed by the Supreme Court appointed Justice Lodha Committee and will now participate in next year's Indian Premier League. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has welcomed the IPL franchises Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals back into the Indian Premier League. The two franchises have completed the two-year suspension imposed by the Supreme Court appointed Justice Lodha Committee and will now participate in next year's Indian Premier League.
  • Question 111: Sundar Singh Gurjar is related with...? Sundar Singh Gurjar is related with...?
  • Explanation: Javelin thrower Sundar Singh Gurjar gave India its first medal at the 2017 IPC Para Athletics Championships in London today. Sundar, who had been disqualified from his event in Rio 2016 due to technical reasons, lifted Gold with a personal best throw of 60.36 metre. Javelin thrower Sundar Singh Gurjar gave India its first medal at the 2017 IPC Para Athletics Championships in London today. Sundar, who had been disqualified from his event in Rio 2016 due to technical reasons, lifted Gold with a personal best throw of 60.36 metre.
  • Question 112: Wimbledon Women’s singles 2017 winner...?Wimbledon Women’s singles 2017 winner...?
  • Explanation:Garbine Muguruza has won the Wimbledon Women’s singles title beating Venus Williams 7-5,6-0. In the All England Club in London, the 23-year-old Spanish won the title in her second attempt. Muguruza had lost to Venus’ sister Serena in the Wimbledon final in 2015. Garbine Muguruza has won the Wimbledon Women’s singles title beating Venus Williams 7-5,6-0. In the All England Club in London, the 23-year-old Spanish won the title in her second attempt. Muguruza had lost to Venus’ sister Serena in the Wimbledon final in 2015.
  • Question 113: Govt to impart training to __ lakh graduates under Kaushal Vikash Yojana to work in field of GST ? Govt to impart training to __ lakh graduates under Kaushal Vikash Yojana to work in field of GST ?
  • Explanation:Government will impart training to five lakh graduates, including commerce graduates under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikash Yojana to work in the field of Goods and Services Tax. This was stated by Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy during the second anniversary celebration function of Skill India Mission on the occasion of World Youth Skill Day in New Delhi today. He described GST as the biggest economic reform in the world. Government will impart training to five lakh graduates, including commerce graduates under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikash Yojana to work in the field of Goods and Services Tax. This was stated by Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy during the second anniversary celebration function of Skill India Mission on the occasion of World Youth Skill Day in New Delhi today. He described GST as the biggest economic reform in the world.
  • Question 114: Name the author of the book - Narendra Modi: The Making of a Legend ?Name the author of the book - Narendra Modi: The Making of a Legend ?
  • Explanation: The coffee table book is all about PM Modi and the inspiring journey of his life. It has images and text depicting Modi’s journey, his struggles and several initiatives taken by him since he took oath as country’s prime minister in 2014. The coffee table book is all about PM Modi and the inspiring journey of his life. It has images and text depicting Modi’s journey, his struggles and several initiatives taken by him since he took oath as country’s prime minister in 2014.
  • Question 115: Minister of State for Science and Technology Y S Chowdary has launched, ___ , a newborn hearing screening device in New Delhi ? Minister of State for Science and Technology Y S Chowdary has launched, ___ , a newborn hearing screening device in New Delhi ?
  • Explanation:Minister of State for Science and Technology Y S Chowdary today launched - Sohum - a newborn hearing screening device in New Delhi. The Device was developed by School of International Biodesign under Department of Biotechnology. Sohum device uses brainstem auditory evoked response to check for hearing response in a newborn. More than eight lakh hearing impaired babies are born annually, of which nearly one lakh are born in India. Minister of State for Science and Technology Y S Chowdary today launched - Sohum - a newborn hearing screening device in New Delhi. The Device was developed by School of International Biodesign under Department of Biotechnology. Sohum device uses brainstem auditory evoked response to check for hearing response in a newborn. More than eight lakh hearing impaired babies are born annually, of which nearly one lakh are born in India.
  • Question 116: Which city is hosting UNPCAP-02 ?Which city is hosting UNPCAP-02 ?
  • Explanation: The Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping, in New Delhi commenced the second 'United Nations Peacekeeping Course for African Partners, UNPCAP-02' today. The course is being conducted jointly with USA. The Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping, in New Delhi commenced the second 'United Nations Peacekeeping Course for African Partners, UNPCAP-02' today. The course is being conducted jointly with USA.
  • Question 117: India and have signed MoU to develop village in Anuradhapura District ? India and have signed MoU to develop village in Anuradhapura District ?
  • Explanation:India and Sri Lanka have signed a MoU to develop a village in Anuradhapura District at a cost of 30 crores Sri Lankan rupees. The village in the name of a famous Buddhist monk Sobitha Thero, envisages construction of 153 new houses, a multipurpose community building, internal water supply system and renovation of monk’s quarters & library. India and Sri Lanka have signed a MoU to develop a village in Anuradhapura District at a cost of 30 crores Sri Lankan rupees. The village in the name of a famous Buddhist monk Sobitha Thero, envisages construction of 153 new houses, a multipurpose community building, internal water supply system and renovation of monk’s quarters & library.
  • Question 118: Name the new Chief Justice of Nepal ? Name the new Chief Justice of Nepal ?
  • Explanation:Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli has been sworn in as new Chief Justice of Nepal. President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to Justice Parajuli at Kathmandu. Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli has been sworn in as new Chief Justice of Nepal. President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to Justice Parajuli at Kathmandu.
  • Question 119: What is the capital of Poland ? What is the capital of Poland ?
  • Explanation:Warsaw was in news when People rallied in Warsaw to protest against new court reforms. Several thousand people have rallied in Warsaw to protest against controversial new court reforms they see as a threat to judicial independence. Police said, around 4,500 people attended the demonstration yesterday in front of the Polish Parliament, which passed legislation that critics say gives the ruling Law and Justice party power over the courts. Warsaw was in news when People rallied in Warsaw to protest against new court reforms. Several thousand people have rallied in Warsaw to protest against controversial new court reforms they see as a threat to judicial independence. Police said, around 4,500 people attended the demonstration yesterday in front of the Polish Parliament, which passed legislation that critics say gives the ruling Law and Justice party power over the courts.
  • Question 120: I H Manudev is related with... ?I H Manudev is related with... ?
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  • Question 121: Roger Federer has won Wimbledon for ___ time?Roger Federer has won Wimbledon for ___ time?
  • Explanation:Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament's oldest champion today with a straight-sets victory over Marin Cilic. Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title beating Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4. The 36-year old Federer is also Wimbledon's oldest men's winner of the modern era, succeeding Arthur Ashe, who was almost 32 when he won in 1976.Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament's oldest champion today with a straight-sets victory over Marin Cilic. Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title beating Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4. The 36-year old Federer is also Wimbledon's oldest men's winner of the modern era, succeeding Arthur Ashe, who was almost 32 when he won in 1976.
  • Question 122: __ has renamed part of the South China Sea as the North Natuna Sea? __ has renamed part of the South China Sea as the North Natuna Sea?
  • Explanation:It is the latest act of resistance by Southeast Asian nations to China’s territorial ambitions in the maritime region. The part of the renamed sea is claimed by China under its contentious maritime boundary, known as the - nine-dash line - that encompasses most of the resource-rich sea.It is the latest act of resistance by Southeast Asian nations to China’s territorial ambitions in the maritime region. The part of the renamed sea is claimed by China under its contentious maritime boundary, known as the - nine-dash line - that encompasses most of the resource-rich sea.
  • Question 123: Who is the author of the book - President’s Lady ? Who is the author of the book - President’s Lady ?
  • Explanation:The book - President’s Lady (Pranaber Preyosi) has been authored by Sangeeta Ghosh, which is recently released at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. The book is on Late Suvra Mukherjee, the wife of honourable President of India Pranab Mukherjee. The book - President’s Lady (Pranaber Preyosi) has been authored by Sangeeta Ghosh, which is recently released at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. The book is on Late Suvra Mukherjee, the wife of honourable President of India Pranab Mukherjee.
  • Question 124: What is the India’s rank in the 2017 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Index?What is the India’s rank in the 2017 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Index?
  • Explanation:India has been ranked 116th out of 157 nations with a score of 58.1 at the 2017 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) index and Dashboards Report that assesses the performance of countries towards achieving the ambitious SDGs. Sweden has topped the list, followed by Denmark and Finland. The 2017 SDG Index and Dashboards Report, released by Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung, shows that world leaders need to strengthen their joint efforts to realize the 17 global goals. The SDG Index ranks countries based on their performance across the 17 SDGs, including economic development, environmental sustainability, social inclusion, underpinned by good governance. The index collected available data for 157 countries to assess where each country stands in 2017 with regard to achieving the SDGs. It helps countries identify priorities for early actions and shows that every country faces major challenges in achieving these ambitious goals.India has been ranked 116th out of 157 nations with a score of 58.1 at the 2017 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) index and Dashboards Report that assesses the performance of countries towards achieving the ambitious SDGs. Sweden has topped the list, followed by Denmark and Finland. The 2017 SDG Index and Dashboards Report, released by Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung, shows that world leaders need to strengthen their joint efforts to realize the 17 global goals. The SDG Index ranks countries based on their performance across the 17 SDGs, including economic development, environmental sustainability, social inclusion, underpinned by good governance. The index collected available data for 157 countries to assess where each country stands in 2017 with regard to achieving the SDGs. It helps countries identify priorities for early actions and shows that every country faces major challenges in achieving these ambitious goals.
  • Question 125: India’s first high-speed rail training centre will be set up ..... ? India’s first high-speed rail training centre will be set up ..... ?
  • Explanation:India’s first high-speed rail training centre will set up in Gandhinagar, Gujarat at a cost of Rs 600 crore, and is expected to start operating by 2020. The center will provide advanced training modules on cutting edge technologies. The construction will begin shortly after the foundation-laying ceremony is held in September 2017. It also has a sample bullet train track for testing. Over 4,000 rail engineers are expected to be trained by 2020. India’s first high-speed rail training centre will set up in Gandhinagar, Gujarat at a cost of Rs 600 crore, and is expected to start operating by 2020. The center will provide advanced training modules on cutting edge technologies. The construction will begin shortly after the foundation-laying ceremony is held in September 2017. It also has a sample bullet train track for testing. Over 4,000 rail engineers are expected to be trained by 2020.
  • Question 126: Who has been appointed as the new Chairperson of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC)?Who has been appointed as the new Chairperson of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC)?
  • Explanation:Justice Vikramajit Sen, the former Supreme Court Judge, has been appointed as the new Chairperson of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC) for three years. Justice Sen succeeded Justice Mukul Mudgal. The BCCC is an independent self-regulatory body set up by the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) in June 2011 to look into complaints pertaining to all non-news general entertainment channels in India.Justice Vikramajit Sen, the former Supreme Court Judge, has been appointed as the new Chairperson of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC) for three years. Justice Sen succeeded Justice Mukul Mudgal. The BCCC is an independent self-regulatory body set up by the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) in June 2011 to look into complaints pertaining to all non-news general entertainment channels in India.
  • Question 127: Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate has passed away. He hailed from which country?Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate has passed away. He hailed from which country?
  • Explanation:Liu Xiaobo (61), the Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and democracy campaigner, has died of multiple organ failure while under guard at a hospital in Shenyang, China on July 13, 2017. Liu had been serving an 11-year jail sentence for demanding an end to one-party rule and for introduction of multi-party democracy. He was the most prominent human rights and democracy advocate of China. Now, Xiaobo became the first Nobel Peace Prize laureate to die in custody since Carl von Ossietzky, the German pacifist and foe of Nazism who won the prize in 1935 and died under guard in 1938 after years of maltreatment.Liu Xiaobo (61), the Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and democracy campaigner, has died of multiple organ failure while under guard at a hospital in Shenyang, China on July 13, 2017. Liu had been serving an 11-year jail sentence for demanding an end to one-party rule and for introduction of multi-party democracy. He was the most prominent human rights and democracy advocate of China. Now, Xiaobo became the first Nobel Peace Prize laureate to die in custody since Carl von Ossietzky, the German pacifist and foe of Nazism who won the prize in 1935 and died under guard in 1938 after years of maltreatment.
  • Question 128: Who has been conferred the 2017 Personality of the Year award by Skoch Consultancy Services (SCS)?Who has been conferred the 2017 Personality of the Year award by Skoch Consultancy Services (SCS)?
  • Explanation:Dr. Kishore Sansi, the managing director and CEO of Vijaya Bank, has been conferred the 2017 Personality of the Year award by Skoch Consultancy Services (SCS). The award is part of the ‘Skoch Banking and Financial Leadership’ series. Past recipients of the award include C Rangarajan, Dilip Parekh and Nandan Nilekani.Dr. Kishore Sansi, the managing director and CEO of Vijaya Bank, has been conferred the 2017 Personality of the Year award by Skoch Consultancy Services (SCS). The award is part of the ‘Skoch Banking and Financial Leadership’ series. Past recipients of the award include C Rangarajan, Dilip Parekh and Nandan Nilekani.
  • Question 129: Which state has become the first Indian state to make social boycott a crime?Which state has become the first Indian state to make social boycott a crime?
  • Explanation:Maharashtra has become the first Indian state to make social boycott a crime after President Pranab Mukherjee cleared the legislation. The Maharashtra Prohibition of People from Social Boycott (Prevention Prohibition and Redressal) Act prescribes a maximum punishment of 3 year in jail and a fine of Rs 1 lakh. It aims to prevent atrocities carried out by extra-judicial courts and caste panchayats. The Act also provides for compensation to victims. The fines imposed on violators will be used to compensate them. The Act also has a provision to withdraw cases with the consent of victims and permission from a court. In case of a withdrawal, the accused will have to perform community service.Maharashtra has become the first Indian state to make social boycott a crime after President Pranab Mukherjee cleared the legislation. The Maharashtra Prohibition of People from Social Boycott (Prevention Prohibition and Redressal) Act prescribes a maximum punishment of 3 year in jail and a fine of Rs 1 lakh. It aims to prevent atrocities carried out by extra-judicial courts and caste panchayats. The Act also provides for compensation to victims. The fines imposed on violators will be used to compensate them. The Act also has a provision to withdraw cases with the consent of victims and permission from a court. In case of a withdrawal, the accused will have to perform community service.
  • Question 130: Which state government will set up modern ornamental fish hatchery in the state?Which state government will set up modern ornamental fish hatchery in the state?
  • Explanation:The Haryana government has decided to set up a hi-tech and ultra-modern ornamental fish hatchery that would be the first-of-its-kind project in India. The fish hatchery would be set up in district Jhajjar at a cost of Rs.13.68 crore. At present, Haryana is at second position in the country with fish production of 7,200 per kilogram per hectare per year in the year 2016-17. The fish production is aimed to be increased to 10,000 per kilogram per hectare per year in 2017-18.The Haryana government has decided to set up a hi-tech and ultra-modern ornamental fish hatchery that would be the first-of-its-kind project in India. The fish hatchery would be set up in district Jhajjar at a cost of Rs.13.68 crore. At present, Haryana is at second position in the country with fish production of 7,200 per kilogram per hectare per year in the year 2016-17. The fish production is aimed to be increased to 10,000 per kilogram per hectare per year in 2017-18.
  • Question 131: Which country hosted the 2017 Everest International Model United Nations (EIMUN) Regional Conference?Which country hosted the 2017 Everest International Model United Nations (EIMUN) Regional Conference?
  • Explanation:The fourth edition of Everest International Model United Nations (EIMUN) Regional Conference was held in Kathmandu, Nepal from July 10-14, 2017. The event is organised by the US Embassy in partnership with the Youth Thinker’s Society (YTS). Youths from 12 South and Central Asian countries including India participated in 5-day conference. The basic aim of the EIMUN was to provide a platform to young minds to channelize energy and resources for a more prosperous and peaceful world. The conference simulate four UN committees-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Economic and Financial Committee (ECOFIN), United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).The fourth edition of Everest International Model United Nations (EIMUN) Regional Conference was held in Kathmandu, Nepal from July 10-14, 2017. The event is organised by the US Embassy in partnership with the Youth Thinker’s Society (YTS). Youths from 12 South and Central Asian countries including India participated in 5-day conference. The basic aim of the EIMUN was to provide a platform to young minds to channelize energy and resources for a more prosperous and peaceful world. The conference simulate four UN committees-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Economic and Financial Committee (ECOFIN), United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
  • Question 132: Who is the author of the book “Narendra Modi: The Making of a Legend”?Who is the author of the book “Narendra Modi: The Making of a Legend”?
  • Explanation:The book “Narendra Modi: The Making of a Legend” has been authored by Bindeshwar Pathak, the Sulabh International founder and a Padma Bhushan recipient. The book is recently launched by RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat in New Delhi. The coffee table book is all about PM Modi and the inspiring journey of his life. It has images and text depicting Modi’s journey, his struggles and several initiatives taken by him since he took oath as country’s prime minister in 2014.The book “Narendra Modi: The Making of a Legend” has been authored by Bindeshwar Pathak, the Sulabh International founder and a Padma Bhushan recipient. The book is recently launched by RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat in New Delhi. The coffee table book is all about PM Modi and the inspiring journey of his life. It has images and text depicting Modi’s journey, his struggles and several initiatives taken by him since he took oath as country’s prime minister in 2014.
  • Question 133: The Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary (PWS) is located in which state?The Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary (PWS) is located in which state?
  • Explanation:The Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary (PWS) is located in the East Sikkim district of the state of Sikkim. The total notified area of the park is around 124 square kilometres while inside the wildlife sanctuary there are a few hamlets: Aritar, Lingtam, Phadamchen, Zuluk, Gnathang valley and Kupup. This wildlife sanctuary is linked to the forests of Bhutan and Neora Valley National Park of West Bengal. It is home many birds such as kalij pheasant, Oriental honey buzzard, blood pheasant, white-crested laughingthrush, striated laughingthrush, etc. It is also home for some rarities like the speckled wood pigeon and bay woodpecker.The Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary (PWS) is located in the East Sikkim district of the state of Sikkim. The total notified area of the park is around 124 square kilometres while inside the wildlife sanctuary there are a few hamlets: Aritar, Lingtam, Phadamchen, Zuluk, Gnathang valley and Kupup. This wildlife sanctuary is linked to the forests of Bhutan and Neora Valley National Park of West Bengal. It is home many birds such as kalij pheasant, Oriental honey buzzard, blood pheasant, white-crested laughingthrush, striated laughingthrush, etc. It is also home for some rarities like the speckled wood pigeon and bay woodpecker.
  • Question 134: Name the new chief minister of Nagaland ? Name the new chief minister of Nagaland ?
  • Explanation:TR Zeliang has been sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Nagaland. With Mr. Zeliang staking claim to hold majority support of 47 members of the Legislative Assembly, the State Governor P.B. Acharya has invited the former Chief Minister to form the government. TR Zeliang has been sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Nagaland. With Mr. Zeliang staking claim to hold majority support of 47 members of the Legislative Assembly, the State Governor P.B. Acharya has invited the former Chief Minister to form the government.
  • Question 135: ___ has topped the list of most powerful Arab woman, according to Forbes Middle East ? ___ has topped the list of most powerful Arab woman, according to Forbes Middle East ?
  • Explanation:Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, the UAE Minister of State for Tolerance has topped a poll of the most powerful Arab women in government this year, according to Forbes Middle East. Ms Qasimi was followed by two women from Egypt - Sahar Nasr, the country’s minister of investment and international cooperation and Ghada Wali, the minister of social solidarity.Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, the UAE Minister of State for Tolerance has topped a poll of the most powerful Arab women in government this year, according to Forbes Middle East. Ms Qasimi was followed by two women from Egypt - Sahar Nasr, the country’s minister of investment and international cooperation and Ghada Wali, the minister of social solidarity.
  • Question 136: Maryam Mirzakhani was a famous ...? Maryam Mirzakhani was a famous ...?
  • Explanation:Mirzakhani was the first woman and the first Iranian to win the coveted Fields Medal in 2014, the most prestigious award in mathematics. Mirzakhani was the first woman and the first Iranian to win the coveted Fields Medal in 2014, the most prestigious award in mathematics.
  • Question 137: Who has won the 2017 men’s singles Wimbledon tennis tournament?Who has won the 2017 men’s singles Wimbledon tennis tournament?
  • Explanation:With this win, Federer has won a record 8th Wimbledon title and became the Wimbledon’s oldest men’s winner of the modern era, succeeding Arthur Ashe, who was almost 32 when he won in 1976. With this win, Federer has won a record 8th Wimbledon title and became the Wimbledon’s oldest men’s winner of the modern era, succeeding Arthur Ashe, who was almost 32 when he won in 1976.
  • Question 138: Winner of 2017 Formula One British Grand Prix tournament?Winner of 2017 Formula One British Grand Prix tournament?
  • Explanation:Lewis Hamilton, a British Formula One racing driver, has won the 2017 Formula One British Grand Prix tournament at Silverstone, United Kingdom. The result also marked Hamilton’s fifth career Grand Slam. Additionally, he equalled the record for most British Grand Prix wins jointly held by Alain Prost and Jim Clark. Lewis Hamilton, a British Formula One racing driver, has won the 2017 Formula One British Grand Prix tournament at Silverstone, United Kingdom. The result also marked Hamilton’s fifth career Grand Slam. Additionally, he equalled the record for most British Grand Prix wins jointly held by Alain Prost and Jim Clark.
  • Question 139: Damneet Singh, who has won silver at the 2017 IAFF World U-18 Athletics Championship, is associated with which sports?Damneet Singh, who has won silver at the 2017 IAFF World U-18 Athletics Championship, is associated with which sports?
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  • Question 140: Nar Bahadur Bhandari, who passed away recently, was the former Chief Minister of ...? Nar Bahadur Bhandari, who passed away recently, was the former Chief Minister of ...?
  • Explanation:Nar Bahadur Bhandari (76), the former Chief Minister of Sikkim, has passed away in New Delhi on July 16, 2017. He was the founder leader of Sikkim Sangram Parishad, who governed Sikkim from 1979 to 1994. Nar Bahadur Bhandari (76), the former Chief Minister of Sikkim, has passed away in New Delhi on July 16, 2017. He was the founder leader of Sikkim Sangram Parishad, who governed Sikkim from 1979 to 1994.
  • Question 141: Who has won the 2017 Victorian Open Squash tournament?Who has won the 2017 Victorian Open Squash tournament?
  • Explanation:Harinder Pal Sandhu from India has won the 2017 Victorian Open Squash tournament by defeating top-seed Rex Hedrick of Australia in the final by 12-14, 11-3, 11-4, 11-7 in Melbourne on July 16, 2017. Harinder Pal Sandhu from India has won the 2017 Victorian Open Squash tournament by defeating top-seed Rex Hedrick of Australia in the final by 12-14, 11-3, 11-4, 11-7 in Melbourne on July 16, 2017.
  • Question 142: Who has won the first-ever National Masters snooker tournament-2017?Who has won the first-ever National Masters snooker tournament-2017?
  • Explanation:I H Manudev has won the first National Masters snooker tournament title by defeating Alok Kumar, a former national men’s champion, in the final by 68-42, 60-22, 65-59, 17-66, 63-33 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. I H Manudev has won the first National Masters snooker tournament title by defeating Alok Kumar, a former national men’s champion, in the final by 68-42, 60-22, 65-59, 17-66, 63-33 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • Question 143: World's first double hand transplant success surgery has been done in...? World's first double hand transplant success surgery has been done in...?
  • Explanation:The world's first double hand transplant surgery has been a success as the 10 year old child who received it, is now able to write, dress and even play baseball. Zion Harvey of the US was two-years-old when he had sepsis, a life-threatening infection. Doctors had to remove both his hands at the wrist, and his legs below the knee. He was given new hands when he was eight-years-old. The world's first double hand transplant surgery has been a success as the 10 year old child who received it, is now able to write, dress and even play baseball. Zion Harvey of the US was two-years-old when he had sepsis, a life-threatening infection. Doctors had to remove both his hands at the wrist, and his legs below the knee. He was given new hands when he was eight-years-old.
  • Question 144: Nelson Mandela International Day is observed onNelson Mandela International Day is observed on
  • Explanation: Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) is celebrated every year on July 18, to honour the former Nobel Prize winner, who was also South Africa’s first black president (1994-1999). Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) is celebrated every year on July 18, to honour the former Nobel Prize winner, who was also South Africa’s first black president (1994-1999).
  • Question 145: Which state has launched Janahitha to receive complaints from public ?Which state has launched Janahitha to receive complaints from public ?
  • Explanation:In Telangana, an innovative programme christened Janahitha was launched to receive complaints from public through a special portal. The programme, kickstarted in Suryapet district on pilot basis is aimed at facilitating the public to submit their complaints on line and get speedy redressal. Besides submitting their grievances, the public can also apply for various welfare schemes through this facility. In Telangana, an innovative programme christened Janahitha was launched to receive complaints from public through a special portal. The programme, kickstarted in Suryapet district on pilot basis is aimed at facilitating the public to submit their complaints on line and get speedy redressal. Besides submitting their grievances, the public can also apply for various welfare schemes through this facility.
  • Question 146: ___ has formed a Constituency Delimitation Commission to recommend number of provincial and federal constituencies in the country ? ___ has formed a Constituency Delimitation Commission to recommend number of provincial and federal constituencies in the country ?
  • Explanation:Nepal Government has formed a Constituency Delimitation Commission to recommend number of provincial and federal constituencies in the country. The five member commission will be headed by former Chief Justice Kamal Narayan Das. After the cabinet meeting held at Kathmandu today, Finance Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki said that Commission has been given the mandate of 21 days to recommend the number of constituencies. Nepal Government has formed a Constituency Delimitation Commission to recommend number of provincial and federal constituencies in the country. The five member commission will be headed by former Chief Justice Kamal Narayan Das. After the cabinet meeting held at Kathmandu today, Finance Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki said that Commission has been given the mandate of 21 days to recommend the number of constituencies.
  • Question 147: All India Radio earns revenue of Rs 10 cr through ...? All India Radio earns revenue of Rs 10 cr through ...?
  • Explanation:All India Radio has earned a revenue of around 10 crore rupees through the Prime Minister’s Mann Ki Baat Programme in the last two years. In a written reply in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Col Rajyavardhan Rathore said, the revenue from this programme increased substantially during the year 2016-17. He said, the programme is being broadcast in 18 languages and 33 dialects by all AIR stations. All India Radio has earned a revenue of around 10 crore rupees through the Prime Minister’s Mann Ki Baat Programme in the last two years. In a written reply in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Col Rajyavardhan Rathore said, the revenue from this programme increased substantially during the year 2016-17. He said, the programme is being broadcast in 18 languages and 33 dialects by all AIR stations.
  • Question 148: Doklam issue is between ___ and ____ ? Doklam issue is between ___ and ____ ?
  • Explanation: India has said efforts are on to resolve the ongoing stand-off between New Delhi and Beijing over Doklam issue through diplomatic channels. India has said efforts are on to resolve the ongoing stand-off between New Delhi and Beijing over Doklam issue through diplomatic channels.
  • Question 149: ___ has forecasted that India will reclaim position as fastest growing global economy this year ? ___ has forecasted that India will reclaim position as fastest growing global economy this year ?
  • Explanation: India will reclaim its position as the fastest growing major global economy this year, partly propelled by benefits from a new tax system and bolstered by an expected central bank interest rate cut, a Reuters poll showed. India will reclaim its position as the fastest growing major global economy this year, partly propelled by benefits from a new tax system and bolstered by an expected central bank interest rate cut, a Reuters poll showed.
  • Question 150: Name the Britain’s first woman Sikh MP who has been elected to The House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee?Name the Britain’s first woman Sikh MP who has been elected to The House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee?
  • Explanation: The first Sikh woman MP in Britain, Preet Kaur Gill, has been selected as a member of an influential parliamentary select committee which scrutinises the work of the home office. The first Sikh woman MP in Britain, Preet Kaur Gill, has been selected as a member of an influential parliamentary select committee which scrutinises the work of the home office.
  • Question 151: Who was given additional charge of the Information & Broadcast Ministry after Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu resigned from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet?Who was given additional charge of the Information & Broadcast Ministry after Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu resigned from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet?
  • Explanation: With Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu now NDA’s Vice-Presidential nominee, his two ministerial portfolios have been given to Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Smriti Zubin Irani. The President has also accepted Naidu’s resignation from the Council of Ministers. With Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu now NDA’s Vice-Presidential nominee, his two ministerial portfolios have been given to Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Smriti Zubin Irani. The President has also accepted Naidu’s resignation from the Council of Ministers.
  • Question 152: Recently FIFA have lifted their suspension of theRecently FIFA have lifted their suspension of the
  • Explanation:FIFA have lifted their suspension of the Sudanese Football Association, but the move comes too late to save the season of the country’s clubs competing in African club competition. FIFA have lifted their suspension of the Sudanese Football Association, but the move comes too late to save the season of the country’s clubs competing in African club competition.
  • Question 153: TR Zeliang is the new Chief Minister of .... ? TR Zeliang is the new Chief Minister of .... ?
  • Explanation: Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang has won the trust vote with the support of 47 out of 59 MLAs on Friday. The development comes two days after the then CM Shurhozelie Liezietsu and his supporters failed to turn up for the special emergent session of the state assembly in Kohima on Wednesday morning. Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang has won the trust vote with the support of 47 out of 59 MLAs on Friday. The development comes two days after the then CM Shurhozelie Liezietsu and his supporters failed to turn up for the special emergent session of the state assembly in Kohima on Wednesday morning.
  • Question 154: Odisha longest bridge is on river ..... ? Odisha longest bridge is on river ..... ?
  • Explanation: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today dedicated to the nation the state's longest bridge and named it after Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. The 2.88 km bridge over the river Kathajodi will connect the state capital of Bhubaneswar with Cuttack reducing the distance between the two cities by 12 km. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today dedicated to the nation the state's longest bridge and named it after Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. The 2.88 km bridge over the river Kathajodi will connect the state capital of Bhubaneswar with Cuttack reducing the distance between the two cities by 12 km.
  • Question 155: How many doctors will be included in the new committee that will replace Medical Council of India (MCI)? How many doctors will be included in the new committee that will replace Medical Council of India (MCI)?
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  • Question 156: Shala Siddhi Prohatsan Yojana is related with .... ?Shala Siddhi Prohatsan Yojana is related with .... ?
  • Explanation: MP is in the process of implementing programmes such as 'Hamari Shala Kaisi Ho' and 'Shala Siddhi Karyakram' in all government schools of the state in order to provide qualitative education to the students MP is in the process of implementing programmes such as 'Hamari Shala Kaisi Ho' and 'Shala Siddhi Karyakram' in all government schools of the state in order to provide qualitative education to the students
  • Question 157: ___ has received the award in the category of Best Adventure Tourism Destination and Eco-Tourism Destination at a 3-Day event organised by Indian International Travel Mart?___ has received the award in the category of Best Adventure Tourism Destination and Eco-Tourism Destination at a 3-Day event organised by Indian International Travel Mart?
  • Explanation:The J&K Tourism Department has received the award in the category of - Best Adventure Tourism Destination and Eco-Tourism Destination' at a 3-Day event organized by Indian International Travel Mart, Chennai Deputy Director Tourism (Publicity) Peerzada Zahoor who was representing the J&K State received the award. During the Travel Mart, J&K stall which was beautifully decorated attracted huge visitors mostly locals and travel agents. The J&K Tourism Department has received the award in the category of - Best Adventure Tourism Destination and Eco-Tourism Destination' at a 3-Day event organized by Indian International Travel Mart, Chennai Deputy Director Tourism (Publicity) Peerzada Zahoor who was representing the J&K State received the award. During the Travel Mart, J&K stall which was beautifully decorated attracted huge visitors mostly locals and travel agents.
  • Question 158: Recently, ___ has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement (LTA) award for his contributions as a Lok Sabha member?Recently, ___ has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement (LTA) award for his contributions as a Lok Sabha member?
  • Explanation:Veteran BJP leader LK Advani has received the Lifetime Achievement (LTA) award for his contributions as a parliamentarian in the Lok Sabha (LS). JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav got the Lifetime Achievement Award as a Rajya Sabha MP. The award was given by the Vice President Hamid Ansari at a function organised by the Lokmat Media Group. Veteran BJP leader LK Advani has received the Lifetime Achievement (LTA) award for his contributions as a parliamentarian in the Lok Sabha (LS). JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav got the Lifetime Achievement Award as a Rajya Sabha MP. The award was given by the Vice President Hamid Ansari at a function organised by the Lokmat Media Group.
  • Question 159: The Union Government has approved climate change projects for ___ states under NAFCC?The Union Government has approved climate change projects for ___ states under NAFCC?
  • Explanation:The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has recently approved the proposals for climate adaptation projects submitted by Rajasthan, Gujarat and Sikkim. The three projects approved by the National Steering Committee on Climate Change (NSCCC), under the Chairmanship of Secretary MoEF&CCm Ajay Narayan Jha, will receive funds under the National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC). The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has recently approved the proposals for climate adaptation projects submitted by Rajasthan, Gujarat and Sikkim. The three projects approved by the National Steering Committee on Climate Change (NSCCC), under the Chairmanship of Secretary MoEF&CCm Ajay Narayan Jha, will receive funds under the National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC).
  • Question 160: Fanaceso Totti, the legendary footballer has announced his retirement. He hails from which country?Fanaceso Totti, the legendary footballer has announced his retirement. He hails from which country?
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  • Question 161: __ is the theme state of 2017 World Food India (WFI)?__ is the theme state of 2017 World Food India (WFI)?
  • Explanation:The global food fair “World Food India 2017” will be held in New Delhi on November 3-5, 2017 to boost food sector. The fair will be organized by the Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI).The global food fair “World Food India 2017” will be held in New Delhi on November 3-5, 2017 to boost food sector. The fair will be organized by the Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI).
  • Question 162: Bicentenary celebration of the heroic Paika Rebellion is celebrated in ...? Bicentenary celebration of the heroic Paika Rebellion is celebrated in ...?
  • Explanation:The Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik today urged Centre to declare the Paika Rebellion of 1817 as the First War of Independence in India. The demand came after the state cabinet passed the proposal. The Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik today urged Centre to declare the Paika Rebellion of 1817 as the First War of Independence in India. The demand came after the state cabinet passed the proposal.
  • Question 163: ___ buses have gone real-time with Google Maps ? ___ buses have gone real-time with Google Maps ?
  • Explanation: In the first launch of real-time transit information for Google Maps in India, commuters riding the West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC) buses in Kolkata will now be able to get real-time bus information on the app. In the first launch of real-time transit information for Google Maps in India, commuters riding the West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC) buses in Kolkata will now be able to get real-time bus information on the app.
  • Question 164: Govt has sanctioned Rs 180 cr to boost tourism infrastructure in .....? Govt has sanctioned Rs 180 cr to boost tourism infrastructure in .....?
  • Explanation:Tourism minister Dr Mahesh Sharma has said the central government has sanctioned 180 crore rupees to boost tourism infrastructure in the newly created Telangana. Replying to supplementaries in the Lok Sabha, Mr Sharma said, government has sanctioned 63 projects including Eco Circuit, Ramayana circuit, Coastal circuit and wildlife circuit for 5000 crore rupees under the Swadesh Darshan scheme. Tourism minister Dr Mahesh Sharma has said the central government has sanctioned 180 crore rupees to boost tourism infrastructure in the newly created Telangana. Replying to supplementaries in the Lok Sabha, Mr Sharma said, government has sanctioned 63 projects including Eco Circuit, Ramayana circuit, Coastal circuit and wildlife circuit for 5000 crore rupees under the Swadesh Darshan scheme.
  • Question 165: ___ ambassadorship for UNICEF extends for another two years ? ___ ambassadorship for UNICEF extends for another two years ?
  • Explanation:Megastar Amitabh Bachchan's ambassadorship for UNICEF has been extended for another two years. In his blogpost, Mr. Bachchan wrote that Unicef has extended his ambassadorship for another two years after success of polio drive. Bachcan also wrote that now he is working for MR inoculation for kids. He had served as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Polio in India. The World Health Organisation also appointed Bachchan as its goodwill ambassador for hepatitis in South-East Asia region to boost awareness and intensify action to arrest the epidemic. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan's ambassadorship for UNICEF has been extended for another two years. In his blogpost, Mr. Bachchan wrote that Unicef has extended his ambassadorship for another two years after success of polio drive. Bachcan also wrote that now he is working for MR inoculation for kids. He had served as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Polio in India. The World Health Organisation also appointed Bachchan as its goodwill ambassador for hepatitis in South-East Asia region to boost awareness and intensify action to arrest the epidemic.
  • Question 166: 18th Kargil Vijay Diwas is observed on...?18th Kargil Vijay Diwas is observed on...?
  • Explanation:In Jammu and Kashmir, the 18th Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrations started today at Drass War Memorial during which various programmes have been arranged. The event started with the visit to forward troops during which media was briefed about the special trainings and arrangements imparted to the army personals at Kargil Battle School. In Jammu and Kashmir, the 18th Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrations started today at Drass War Memorial during which various programmes have been arranged. The event started with the visit to forward troops during which media was briefed about the special trainings and arrangements imparted to the army personals at Kargil Battle School.
  • Question 167: FINA is the world governing body ofFINA is the world governing body of
  • Explanation: FINA or Fédération internationale de natation (English: International Swimming Federation) is the international federation recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for administering international competition in water sports. FINA or Fédération internationale de natation (English: International Swimming Federation) is the international federation recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for administering international competition in water sports.
  • Question 168: ___ has entered into an agreement with Directorate General of Supplies & Disposal (DGS&D) for extending various banking services to Government e-Marketplace (GeM)? ___ has entered into an agreement with Directorate General of Supplies & Disposal (DGS&D) for extending various banking services to Government e-Marketplace (GeM)?
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  • Question 169: __ topped the Fortune 500 list of 2017?__ topped the Fortune 500 list of 2017?
  • Explanation: Fortune magazines' annual ranking of the world's largest companies by revenue is out. The Fortune Global 500 list is dominated by American companies, with 132 positions out of the top 500, followed by 109 Chinese and 51 Japanese companies. Fortune magazines' annual ranking of the world's largest companies by revenue is out. The Fortune Global 500 list is dominated by American companies, with 132 positions out of the top 500, followed by 109 Chinese and 51 Japanese companies.
  • Question 170: __ has been appointed as the managing director (MD) for Adobe Systems in India?__ has been appointed as the managing director (MD) for Adobe Systems in India?
  • Explanation: As Natarajan continues to lead R&D and operations for Adobe India, Kulmeet Bawa, Managing Director, South Asia will continue to lead Adobe’s field operations. As Natarajan continues to lead R&D and operations for Adobe India, Kulmeet Bawa, Managing Director, South Asia will continue to lead Adobe’s field operations.
  • Question 171: Name the first female president of the UK supreme court?Name the first female president of the UK supreme court?
  • Explanation: Brenda Hale has been appointed as the first female president of the UK supreme court. Lady Hale is a longstanding champion of diversity in the judiciary. She has previously said the court should be ashamed if it does not improve its record on the issue. Brenda Hale has been appointed as the first female president of the UK supreme court. Lady Hale is a longstanding champion of diversity in the judiciary. She has previously said the court should be ashamed if it does not improve its record on the issue.
  • Question 172: ___ is hosting BRICS Youth Forum 2017 ? ___ is hosting BRICS Youth Forum 2017 ?
  • Explanation: The 2017 BRICS Youth Forum opened in Beijing today to discuss the development of the youth in the countries of the grouping. Themed "Enhance BRICS Partnership, Promote Youth Development', the three-day forum gathered 50 youth representatives working as civil servants, scholars, entrepreneurs, artists and journalists from the BRICS countries. The 2017 BRICS Youth Forum opened in Beijing today to discuss the development of the youth in the countries of the grouping. Themed "Enhance BRICS Partnership, Promote Youth Development', the three-day forum gathered 50 youth representatives working as civil servants, scholars, entrepreneurs, artists and journalists from the BRICS countries.
  • Question 173: ___ has lowered forecasts for US, UK economic growth this year ? ___ has lowered forecasts for US, UK economic growth this year ?
  • Explanation:The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecasts for US and UK economic growth this year, following weaker than expected activity in the first three months. The IMF says it now expects the UK to grow by 1.7 per cent this year, compared with the 2 per cent it was previously forecasting. It said, the US will now grow 2.1 per cent, as against the 2.3 per cent it was predicting in April. Its prediction that the global economy will grow by 3.5 per cent in 2017, and 3.6 per cent in 2018, is unchanged. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecasts for US and UK economic growth this year, following weaker than expected activity in the first three months. The IMF says it now expects the UK to grow by 1.7 per cent this year, compared with the 2 per cent it was previously forecasting. It said, the US will now grow 2.1 per cent, as against the 2.3 per cent it was predicting in April. Its prediction that the global economy will grow by 3.5 per cent in 2017, and 3.6 per cent in 2018, is unchanged.
  • Question 174: The Maharashtra government, while renewing its annual ban on gutka and pan masala, has removed _________from the list at least until a special committee gives its verdict.The Maharashtra government, while renewing its annual ban on gutka and pan masala, has removed _________from the list at least until a special committee gives its verdict.
  • Explanation: The Maharashtra government, while renewing its annual ban on gutka and pan masala, has removed `scented supari' from the list at least until a special committee gives its verdict. In other words, scented supari - which health activists claim is just another name for pan masala can be sold in Maharashtra. The Maharashtra government, while renewing its annual ban on gutka and pan masala, has removed `scented supari' from the list at least until a special committee gives its verdict. In other words, scented supari - which health activists claim is just another name for pan masala can be sold in Maharashtra.
  • Question 175: Ram Nath Kovind has become the ___ President of India ? Ram Nath Kovind has become the ___ President of India ?
  • Explanation:Ramnath Kovind has taken over as 14th President of India and was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of India Justice JS Khehar at a special function in the Central hall of Parliament this afternoon. Ramnath Kovind has taken over as 14th President of India and was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of India Justice JS Khehar at a special function in the Central hall of Parliament this afternoon.
  • Question 176: Which of the following Metros will also become the first in the country to have its own FM radio station?Which of the following Metros will also become the first in the country to have its own FM radio station?
  • Explanation:On top of being India’s first metro network to offer free drinking water and toilet facilities, Lucknow Metro will also become the firstin the country to have its own FM radio station.On top of being India’s first metro network to offer free drinking water and toilet facilities, Lucknow Metro will also become the firstin the country to have its own FM radio station.
  • Question 177: Research Institution of World Ancient, Traditional, Culture & Heritage (RIWATCH) is located in which of the following states?Research Institution of World Ancient, Traditional, Culture & Heritage (RIWATCH) is located in which of the following states?
  • Explanation:Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju inaugurated the Research Institution of World Ancient, Traditional, Culture & Heritage (RIWATCH) Museum at Roing , and hoped that it would serve as a place of exchange of cultural values of various tribes of the state and the North East.Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju inaugurated the Research Institution of World Ancient, Traditional, Culture & Heritage (RIWATCH) Museum at Roing , and hoped that it would serve as a place of exchange of cultural values of various tribes of the state and the North East.
  • Question 178: ___ host Global Conference on CyberSpace (GCCS) 2017, the world's largest conference on cyber space?___ host Global Conference on CyberSpace (GCCS) 2017, the world's largest conference on cyber space?
  • Explanation:India will be hosting the 5th Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) in 2017, one of the world’s largest conference on Cyber Space and related issues. Themed on Cyber4All: An Inclusive, Sustainable, Developmental, Safe and Secure Cyberspace, the GCCS 2017 will be inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra ModiIndia will be hosting the 5th Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) in 2017, one of the world’s largest conference on Cyber Space and related issues. Themed on Cyber4All: An Inclusive, Sustainable, Developmental, Safe and Secure Cyberspace, the GCCS 2017 will be inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi
  • Question 179: What is India's rank in the index tracking commitment to reducing income inequality prepared by Development Finance International, Inc. and Oxfam?What is India's rank in the index tracking commitment to reducing income inequality prepared by Development Finance International, Inc. and Oxfam?
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  • Question 180: Winner of the United States Open Grand Prix Gold 2017?Winner of the United States Open Grand Prix Gold 2017?
  • Explanation: Indian shuttler HS Prannoy clinched his third grand prix gold title by defeating country-mate Parupalli Kashyap in the final of the US Open Grand Prix Gold on Monday. Prannoy beat Kashyap 21-15, 20-22, 21-12 in the All-India final. Indian shuttler HS Prannoy clinched his third grand prix gold title by defeating country-mate Parupalli Kashyap in the final of the US Open Grand Prix Gold on Monday. Prannoy beat Kashyap 21-15, 20-22, 21-12 in the All-India final.
  • Question 181: What is the India’s rank in the 2017 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Index?What is the India’s rank in the 2017 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Index?
  • Explanation:India has been ranked 116th out of 157 nations with a score of 58.1 at the 2017 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) index and Dashboards Report that assesses the performance of countries towards achieving the ambitious SDGs. Sweden has topped the list, followed by Denmark and Finland. The 2017 SDG Index and Dashboards Report, released by Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung, shows that world leaders need to strengthen their joint efforts to realize the 17 global goals. The SDG Index ranks countries based on their performance across the 17 SDGs, including economic development, environmental sustainability, social inclusion, underpinned by good governance. The index collected available data for 157 countries to assess where each country stands in 2017 with regard to achieving the SDGs. It helps countries identify priorities for early actions and shows that every country faces major challenges in achieving these ambitious goals.India has been ranked 116th out of 157 nations with a score of 58.1 at the 2017 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) index and Dashboards Report that assesses the performance of countries towards achieving the ambitious SDGs. Sweden has topped the list, followed by Denmark and Finland. The 2017 SDG Index and Dashboards Report, released by Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung, shows that world leaders need to strengthen their joint efforts to realize the 17 global goals. The SDG Index ranks countries based on their performance across the 17 SDGs, including economic development, environmental sustainability, social inclusion, underpinned by good governance. The index collected available data for 157 countries to assess where each country stands in 2017 with regard to achieving the SDGs. It helps countries identify priorities for early actions and shows that every country faces major challenges in achieving these ambitious goals.
  • Question 182: India’s first high-speed rail training centre will be set up ..... ? India’s first high-speed rail training centre will be set up ..... ?
  • Explanation:India’s first high-speed rail training centre will set up in Gandhinagar, Gujarat at a cost of Rs 600 crore, and is expected to start operating by 2020. The center will provide advanced training modules on cutting edge technologies. The construction will begin shortly after the foundation-laying ceremony is held in September 2017. It also has a sample bullet train track for testing. Over 4,000 rail engineers are expected to be trained by 2020. India’s first high-speed rail training centre will set up in Gandhinagar, Gujarat at a cost of Rs 600 crore, and is expected to start operating by 2020. The center will provide advanced training modules on cutting edge technologies. The construction will begin shortly after the foundation-laying ceremony is held in September 2017. It also has a sample bullet train track for testing. Over 4,000 rail engineers are expected to be trained by 2020.
  • Question 183: Who has been appointed as the new Chairperson of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC)?Who has been appointed as the new Chairperson of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC)?
  • Explanation:Justice Vikramajit Sen, the former Supreme Court Judge, has been appointed as the new Chairperson of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC) for three years. Justice Sen succeeded Justice Mukul Mudgal. The BCCC is an independent self-regulatory body set up by the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) in June 2011 to look into complaints pertaining to all non-news general entertainment channels in India.Justice Vikramajit Sen, the former Supreme Court Judge, has been appointed as the new Chairperson of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC) for three years. Justice Sen succeeded Justice Mukul Mudgal. The BCCC is an independent self-regulatory body set up by the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) in June 2011 to look into complaints pertaining to all non-news general entertainment channels in India.
  • Question 184: Who is the person in the image? Who is the person in the image?
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  • Question 185: Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate has passed away. He hailed from which country?Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate has passed away. He hailed from which country?
  • Explanation:Liu Xiaobo (61), the Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and democracy campaigner, has died of multiple organ failure while under guard at a hospital in Shenyang, China on July 13, 2017. Liu had been serving an 11-year jail sentence for demanding an end to one-party rule and for introduction of multi-party democracy. He was the most prominent human rights and democracy advocate of China. Now, Xiaobo became the first Nobel Peace Prize laureate to die in custody since Carl von Ossietzky, the German pacifist and foe of Nazism who won the prize in 1935 and died under guard in 1938 after years of maltreatment.Liu Xiaobo (61), the Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and democracy campaigner, has died of multiple organ failure while under guard at a hospital in Shenyang, China on July 13, 2017. Liu had been serving an 11-year jail sentence for demanding an end to one-party rule and for introduction of multi-party democracy. He was the most prominent human rights and democracy advocate of China. Now, Xiaobo became the first Nobel Peace Prize laureate to die in custody since Carl von Ossietzky, the German pacifist and foe of Nazism who won the prize in 1935 and died under guard in 1938 after years of maltreatment.
  • Question 186: Who has been conferred the 2017 Personality of the Year award by Skoch Consultancy Services (SCS)?Who has been conferred the 2017 Personality of the Year award by Skoch Consultancy Services (SCS)?
  • Explanation:Dr. Kishore Sansi, the managing director and CEO of Vijaya Bank, has been conferred the 2017 Personality of the Year award by Skoch Consultancy Services (SCS). The award is part of the ‘Skoch Banking and Financial Leadership’ series. Past recipients of the award include C Rangarajan, Dilip Parekh and Nandan Nilekani.Dr. Kishore Sansi, the managing director and CEO of Vijaya Bank, has been conferred the 2017 Personality of the Year award by Skoch Consultancy Services (SCS). The award is part of the ‘Skoch Banking and Financial Leadership’ series. Past recipients of the award include C Rangarajan, Dilip Parekh and Nandan Nilekani.
  • Question 187: Which state has become the first Indian state to make social boycott a crime?Which state has become the first Indian state to make social boycott a crime?
  • Explanation:Maharashtra has become the first Indian state to make social boycott a crime after President Pranab Mukherjee cleared the legislation. The Maharashtra Prohibition of People from Social Boycott (Prevention Prohibition and Redressal) Act prescribes a maximum punishment of 3 year in jail and a fine of Rs 1 lakh. It aims to prevent atrocities carried out by extra-judicial courts and caste panchayats. The Act also provides for compensation to victims. The fines imposed on violators will be used to compensate them. The Act also has a provision to withdraw cases with the consent of victims and permission from a court. In case of a withdrawal, the accused will have to perform community service.Maharashtra has become the first Indian state to make social boycott a crime after President Pranab Mukherjee cleared the legislation. The Maharashtra Prohibition of People from Social Boycott (Prevention Prohibition and Redressal) Act prescribes a maximum punishment of 3 year in jail and a fine of Rs 1 lakh. It aims to prevent atrocities carried out by extra-judicial courts and caste panchayats. The Act also provides for compensation to victims. The fines imposed on violators will be used to compensate them. The Act also has a provision to withdraw cases with the consent of victims and permission from a court. In case of a withdrawal, the accused will have to perform community service.
  • Question 188: Which state government will set up modern ornamental fish hatchery in the state?Which state government will set up modern ornamental fish hatchery in the state?
  • Explanation:The Haryana government has decided to set up a hi-tech and ultra-modern ornamental fish hatchery that would be the first-of-its-kind project in India. The fish hatchery would be set up in district Jhajjar at a cost of Rs.13.68 crore. At present, Haryana is at second position in the country with fish production of 7,200 per kilogram per hectare per year in the year 2016-17. The fish production is aimed to be increased to 10,000 per kilogram per hectare per year in 2017-18.The Haryana government has decided to set up a hi-tech and ultra-modern ornamental fish hatchery that would be the first-of-its-kind project in India. The fish hatchery would be set up in district Jhajjar at a cost of Rs.13.68 crore. At present, Haryana is at second position in the country with fish production of 7,200 per kilogram per hectare per year in the year 2016-17. The fish production is aimed to be increased to 10,000 per kilogram per hectare per year in 2017-18.
  • Question 189: Which country hosted the 2017 Everest International Model United Nations (EIMUN) Regional Conference?Which country hosted the 2017 Everest International Model United Nations (EIMUN) Regional Conference?
  • Explanation:The fourth edition of Everest International Model United Nations (EIMUN) Regional Conference was held in Kathmandu, Nepal from July 10-14, 2017. The event is organised by the US Embassy in partnership with the Youth Thinker’s Society (YTS). Youths from 12 South and Central Asian countries including India participated in 5-day conference. The basic aim of the EIMUN was to provide a platform to young minds to channelize energy and resources for a more prosperous and peaceful world. The conference simulate four UN committees-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Economic and Financial Committee (ECOFIN), United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).The fourth edition of Everest International Model United Nations (EIMUN) Regional Conference was held in Kathmandu, Nepal from July 10-14, 2017. The event is organised by the US Embassy in partnership with the Youth Thinker’s Society (YTS). Youths from 12 South and Central Asian countries including India participated in 5-day conference. The basic aim of the EIMUN was to provide a platform to young minds to channelize energy and resources for a more prosperous and peaceful world. The conference simulate four UN committees-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Economic and Financial Committee (ECOFIN), United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
  • Question 190: Who is the author of the book “Narendra Modi: The Making of a Legend”?Who is the author of the book “Narendra Modi: The Making of a Legend”?
  • Explanation:The book “Narendra Modi: The Making of a Legend” has been authored by Bindeshwar Pathak, the Sulabh International founder and a Padma Bhushan recipient. The book is recently launched by RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat in New Delhi. The coffee table book is all about PM Modi and the inspiring journey of his life. It has images and text depicting Modi’s journey, his struggles and several initiatives taken by him since he took oath as country’s prime minister in 2014.The book “Narendra Modi: The Making of a Legend” has been authored by Bindeshwar Pathak, the Sulabh International founder and a Padma Bhushan recipient. The book is recently launched by RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat in New Delhi. The coffee table book is all about PM Modi and the inspiring journey of his life. It has images and text depicting Modi’s journey, his struggles and several initiatives taken by him since he took oath as country’s prime minister in 2014.
  • Question 191: The Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary (PWS) is located in which state?The Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary (PWS) is located in which state?
  • Explanation:The Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary (PWS) is located in the East Sikkim district of the state of Sikkim. The total notified area of the park is around 124 square kilometres while inside the wildlife sanctuary there are a few hamlets: Aritar, Lingtam, Phadamchen, Zuluk, Gnathang valley and Kupup. This wildlife sanctuary is linked to the forests of Bhutan and Neora Valley National Park of West Bengal. It is home many birds such as kalij pheasant, Oriental honey buzzard, blood pheasant, white-crested laughingthrush, striated laughingthrush, etc. It is also home for some rarities like the speckled wood pigeon and bay woodpecker.The Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary (PWS) is located in the East Sikkim district of the state of Sikkim. The total notified area of the park is around 124 square kilometres while inside the wildlife sanctuary there are a few hamlets: Aritar, Lingtam, Phadamchen, Zuluk, Gnathang valley and Kupup. This wildlife sanctuary is linked to the forests of Bhutan and Neora Valley National Park of West Bengal. It is home many birds such as kalij pheasant, Oriental honey buzzard, blood pheasant, white-crested laughingthrush, striated laughingthrush, etc. It is also home for some rarities like the speckled wood pigeon and bay woodpecker.
  • Question 192: Minister of State for Science and Technology Y S Chowdary has launched, ___ , a newborn hearing screening device in New Delhi ? Minister of State for Science and Technology Y S Chowdary has launched, ___ , a newborn hearing screening device in New Delhi ?
  • Explanation:Minister of State for Science and Technology Y S Chowdary today launched - Sohum - a newborn hearing screening device in New Delhi. The Device was developed by School of International Biodesign under Department of Biotechnology. Sohum device uses brainstem auditory evoked response to check for hearing response in a newborn. More than eight lakh hearing impaired babies are born annually, of which nearly one lakh are born in India. Minister of State for Science and Technology Y S Chowdary today launched - Sohum - a newborn hearing screening device in New Delhi. The Device was developed by School of International Biodesign under Department of Biotechnology. Sohum device uses brainstem auditory evoked response to check for hearing response in a newborn. More than eight lakh hearing impaired babies are born annually, of which nearly one lakh are born in India.
  • Question 193: Which city is hosting UNPCAP-02 ?Which city is hosting UNPCAP-02 ?
  • Explanation: The Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping, in New Delhi commenced the second 'United Nations Peacekeeping Course for African Partners, UNPCAP-02' today. The course is being conducted jointly with USA. The Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping, in New Delhi commenced the second 'United Nations Peacekeeping Course for African Partners, UNPCAP-02' today. The course is being conducted jointly with USA.
  • Question 194: India and have signed MoU to develop village in Anuradhapura District ? India and have signed MoU to develop village in Anuradhapura District ?
  • Explanation:India and Sri Lanka have signed a MoU to develop a village in Anuradhapura District at a cost of 30 crores Sri Lankan rupees. The village in the name of a famous Buddhist monk Sobitha Thero, envisages construction of 153 new houses, a multipurpose community building, internal water supply system and renovation of monk’s quarters & library. India and Sri Lanka have signed a MoU to develop a village in Anuradhapura District at a cost of 30 crores Sri Lankan rupees. The village in the name of a famous Buddhist monk Sobitha Thero, envisages construction of 153 new houses, a multipurpose community building, internal water supply system and renovation of monk’s quarters & library.
  • Question 195: Name the new Chief Justice of Nepal ? Name the new Chief Justice of Nepal ?
  • Explanation:Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli has been sworn in as new Chief Justice of Nepal. President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to Justice Parajuli at Kathmandu. Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli has been sworn in as new Chief Justice of Nepal. President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to Justice Parajuli at Kathmandu.
  • Question 196: What is the capital of Poland ? What is the capital of Poland ?
  • Explanation:Warsaw was in news when People rallied in Warsaw to protest against new court reforms. Several thousand people have rallied in Warsaw to protest against controversial new court reforms they see as a threat to judicial independence. Police said, around 4,500 people attended the demonstration yesterday in front of the Polish Parliament, which passed legislation that critics say gives the ruling Law and Justice party power over the courts. Warsaw was in news when People rallied in Warsaw to protest against new court reforms. Several thousand people have rallied in Warsaw to protest against controversial new court reforms they see as a threat to judicial independence. Police said, around 4,500 people attended the demonstration yesterday in front of the Polish Parliament, which passed legislation that critics say gives the ruling Law and Justice party power over the courts.
  • Question 197: I H Manudev is related with... ?I H Manudev is related with... ?
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  • Question 198: Roger Federer has won Wimbledon for ___ time?Roger Federer has won Wimbledon for ___ time?
  • Explanation:Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament's oldest champion today with a straight-sets victory over Marin Cilic. Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title beating Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4. The 36-year old Federer is also Wimbledon's oldest men's winner of the modern era, succeeding Arthur Ashe, who was almost 32 when he won in 1976.Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament's oldest champion today with a straight-sets victory over Marin Cilic. Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title beating Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4. The 36-year old Federer is also Wimbledon's oldest men's winner of the modern era, succeeding Arthur Ashe, who was almost 32 when he won in 1976.
  • Question 199: __ has renamed part of the South China Sea as the North Natuna Sea? __ has renamed part of the South China Sea as the North Natuna Sea?
  • Explanation:It is the latest act of resistance by Southeast Asian nations to China’s territorial ambitions in the maritime region. The part of the renamed sea is claimed by China under its contentious maritime boundary, known as the - nine-dash line - that encompasses most of the resource-rich sea.It is the latest act of resistance by Southeast Asian nations to China’s territorial ambitions in the maritime region. The part of the renamed sea is claimed by China under its contentious maritime boundary, known as the - nine-dash line - that encompasses most of the resource-rich sea.
  • Question 200: Who is the author of the book - President’s Lady ? Who is the author of the book - President’s Lady ?
  • Explanation:The book - President’s Lady (Pranaber Preyosi) has been authored by Sangeeta Ghosh, which is recently released at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. The book is on Late Suvra Mukherjee, the wife of honourable President of India Pranab Mukherjee. The book - President’s Lady (Pranaber Preyosi) has been authored by Sangeeta Ghosh, which is recently released at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. The book is on Late Suvra Mukherjee, the wife of honourable President of India Pranab Mukherjee.
  • Question 201: Name the Petroleum Minister of India? Name the Petroleum Minister of India?
  • Explanation:Dharmendra Debendra Pradhan is a BJP leader and the current Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas in the Narendra Modi-led NDA Government. Dharmendra Debendra Pradhan is a BJP leader and the current Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas in the Narendra Modi-led NDA Government.
  • Question 202: ___ has launched mobile vans that will go across city markets to raise awareness on the goods and services tax (GST) and address concerns of traders regarding the new tax regime?___ has launched mobile vans that will go across city markets to raise awareness on the goods and services tax (GST) and address concerns of traders regarding the new tax regime?
  • Explanation:The government has flagged off six mobile vans to raise awareness about the Goods and Services Tax (GST) among the trader community and address concerns relating to it in the city. The government has flagged off six mobile vans to raise awareness about the Goods and Services Tax (GST) among the trader community and address concerns relating to it in the city.
  • Question 203: Who is the National Security Advisor of India ? Who is the National Security Advisor of India ?
  • Explanation: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will visit China tomorrow to attend BRICS meeting in Beijing. The two days visit comes in the backdrop of ongoing standoff between India and China in the Doklam region. Indian and Chinese soldiers have been locked in a face-off in Doklam area of the Sikkim sector for over a month after Indian troops stopped the Chinese army from building a road in the disputed area. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will visit China tomorrow to attend BRICS meeting in Beijing. The two days visit comes in the backdrop of ongoing standoff between India and China in the Doklam region. Indian and Chinese soldiers have been locked in a face-off in Doklam area of the Sikkim sector for over a month after Indian troops stopped the Chinese army from building a road in the disputed area.
  • Question 204: ___ is a web portal to file complaints related to sexual harassment at work places? ___ is a web portal to file complaints related to sexual harassment at work places?
  • Explanation:The Women and Child Development ministry has launched an online platform to enable women employees of the central government to file complaints related to sexual harassment at the workplace.The Women and Child Development ministry has launched an online platform to enable women employees of the central government to file complaints related to sexual harassment at the workplace.
  • Question 205: Aarambh mobile app is associated with the maintenance of.. Aarambh mobile app is associated with the maintenance of..
  • Explanation: The visiting ILO Deputy Director General(Policy) International Labour Organization Ms. Deborah Greenfield, who is on an official visit to India called on Hon’ble Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Panchayati Raj, Rural Development, Drinking Water & Sanitation on 24th July 2017. The visiting ILO Deputy Director General(Policy) International Labour Organization Ms. Deborah Greenfield, who is on an official visit to India called on Hon’ble Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Panchayati Raj, Rural Development, Drinking Water & Sanitation on 24th July 2017.
  • Question 206: Name the boxer who has clinched a gold medal at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas?Name the boxer who has clinched a gold medal at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas?
  • Explanation: World youth champion Sachin Siwach was the lone Indian boxer to clinch a gold medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas. World youth champion Sachin Siwach was the lone Indian boxer to clinch a gold medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas.
  • Question 207: Who has been chosen as the captain of the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 team by the International Cricket Council?Who has been chosen as the captain of the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 team by the International Cricket Council?
  • Explanation:India skipper Mithali Raj was on Monday chosen as the captain of the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 team by the International Cricket Council.India skipper Mithali Raj was on Monday chosen as the captain of the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 team by the International Cricket Council.
  • Question 208: FINO payment bank will offer ___ percent of interest on deposit? FINO payment bank will offer ___ percent of interest on deposit?
  • Explanation:Fino Payments Bank started operations on Monday with 410 branches, becoming the fourth payments bank in India after Airtel Payments Bank, India Post Payments Bank and Paytm Payments Bank. Fino Payments Bank started operations on Monday with 410 branches, becoming the fourth payments bank in India after Airtel Payments Bank, India Post Payments Bank and Paytm Payments Bank.
  • Question 209: ___ will become the first actress to hoist the Indian national flag at Indian Film Festival Of Melbourne, (Federation Square) as part of the festival India at 70?___ will become the first actress to hoist the Indian national flag at Indian Film Festival Of Melbourne, (Federation Square) as part of the festival India at 70?
  • Explanation:Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be a special guest at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2017. The 43-year-old star will attend the opening weekend of this year’s festival, which runs from August 10-22 and also hoist the Indian national flag at the iconic Federation Square building on August 12 to mark the 70th Indian Independence Day celebrationsBollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be a special guest at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2017. The 43-year-old star will attend the opening weekend of this year’s festival, which runs from August 10-22 and also hoist the Indian national flag at the iconic Federation Square building on August 12 to mark the 70th Indian Independence Day celebrations
  • Question 210: Name the Walmart India's Chief Operating Officer?Name the Walmart India's Chief Operating Officer?
  • Explanation: Walmart India has roped in Devendra Chawla from Future Group as chief operating officer, as part of its larger strategy to strengthen its buying clout of consumer products, especially foods. Walmart India has roped in Devendra Chawla from Future Group as chief operating officer, as part of its larger strategy to strengthen its buying clout of consumer products, especially foods.
  • Question 211: __ has made Vande Mataram mandatory in schools, govt and private offices__ has made Vande Mataram mandatory in schools, govt and private offices
  • Explanation:Singing of Vande Mataram in schools, government offices, private entities and industries in Tamil Nadu has been made compulsory by the Madras high court. While schools must sing it at least once a week either on Monday or Friday, the national song must be crooned in offices once a month, said Justice M V Muralidharan on TuesdaySinging of Vande Mataram in schools, government offices, private entities and industries in Tamil Nadu has been made compulsory by the Madras high court. While schools must sing it at least once a week either on Monday or Friday, the national song must be crooned in offices once a month, said Justice M V Muralidharan on Tuesday
  • Question 212: Lovepreet Singh is related with... ?Lovepreet Singh is related with... ?
  • Explanation:India’s Lovepreet Singh has won bronze medal in Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships at Kathmandu. He got third place in 105 kg men junior category a short while ago.India’s Lovepreet Singh has won bronze medal in Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships at Kathmandu. He got third place in 105 kg men junior category a short while ago.
  • Question 213: ___ government has approved setting up of the first Law Commission in the state ?___ government has approved setting up of the first Law Commission in the state ?
  • Explanation:The Jammu and Kashmir Government today approved setting up of the much-awaited Law Commission to review various laws. The Cabinet, which met here today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, approved the constitution of the Law Commission, deferred twice by the Cabinet since 2014. The Jammu and Kashmir Government today approved setting up of the much-awaited Law Commission to review various laws. The Cabinet, which met here today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, approved the constitution of the Law Commission, deferred twice by the Cabinet since 2014.
  • Question 214: What are the names of first two naval offshore patrol vessels (NOPVs) launched by Reliance Defence and Engineering Ltd (RDEL)?What are the names of first two naval offshore patrol vessels (NOPVs) launched by Reliance Defence and Engineering Ltd (RDEL)?
  • Explanation:Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) today launched the first two Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels (NOPVs), Shachi and Shruti, at their shipyard in Pipavav, Gujarat.Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) today launched the first two Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels (NOPVs), Shachi and Shruti, at their shipyard in Pipavav, Gujarat.
  • Question 215: The 2017 BRICS Youth Forum was held inThe 2017 BRICS Youth Forum was held in
  • Explanation:The five BRICS countries -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -- first came up with the idea of establishing a dialogue mechanism for BRICS youth in 2014 during a meeting between BRICS leaders in South Africa. The five BRICS countries -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -- first came up with the idea of establishing a dialogue mechanism for BRICS youth in 2014 during a meeting between BRICS leaders in South Africa.
  • Question 216: Today is International Tiger Day is observed on...?Today is International Tiger Day is observed on...?
  • Explanation:29th July was decided to be celebrated as Tiger day during the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010. Special programmes are being organized all over the globe today to mark the day. Union Minister for Environment and Forests Dr Harsh Vardhan will attend a Global Tiger Day event in New Delhi.29th July was decided to be celebrated as Tiger day during the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010. Special programmes are being organized all over the globe today to mark the day. Union Minister for Environment and Forests Dr Harsh Vardhan will attend a Global Tiger Day event in New Delhi.
  • Question 217: ___ has started Project Connect to revive the bank that has suffered huge losses?___ has started Project Connect to revive the bank that has suffered huge losses?
  • Explanation: Bank of India’s new chief has launched Project Connect, an initiative to revive the bank that has suffered huge losses for two consecutive years due to a sharp rise in bad loans. It is called Project Connect because the Connect between internal staff and clients is not as strong as it was in olden days. So, many accounts are poached by other banks. Bank of India’s new chief has launched Project Connect, an initiative to revive the bank that has suffered huge losses for two consecutive years due to a sharp rise in bad loans. It is called Project Connect because the Connect between internal staff and clients is not as strong as it was in olden days. So, many accounts are poached by other banks.
  • Question 218: Under the revised guidelines of Sovereign Gold Bonds (SGB) Scheme the investment limit per fiscal year has been increased to __________ kg for Trusts and similar entities ? Under the revised guidelines of Sovereign Gold Bonds (SGB) Scheme the investment limit per fiscal year has been increased to __________ kg for Trusts and similar entities ?
  • Explanation:Specific changes have been made in the attributes of the scheme to make it more attractive, mobilise finances as per the target and reduce the economic strains caused by imports of gold and reduce the Current Account Deficit (CAD). Specific changes have been made in the attributes of the scheme to make it more attractive, mobilise finances as per the target and reduce the economic strains caused by imports of gold and reduce the Current Account Deficit (CAD).
  • Question 219: ___ has been appointed as Indias Alternate Governor on the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)?___ has been appointed as Indias Alternate Governor on the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)?
  • Explanation: The RBI today said Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg has been nominated to its central board of directors. Garg replaces his predecessor Shaktikanta Das, who retired after an extended tenure on May 31. The government has nominated Garg as a director to the Central Board, the RBI said. The RBI today said Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg has been nominated to its central board of directors. Garg replaces his predecessor Shaktikanta Das, who retired after an extended tenure on May 31. The government has nominated Garg as a director to the Central Board, the RBI said.
  • Question 220: India’s first bullet train project - MAHSR - will be build with the help of ...? India’s first bullet train project - MAHSR - will be build with the help of ...?
  • Explanation:India’s first bullet train project - Mumbai–Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR) - corridor will be launched during the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in September 12-14. Abe and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will jointly inaugurate the bullet train project with the laying of foundation stone and a ground breaking ceremony. This is expected to take place in Ahmedabad or Gandhinagar (Gujarat). This is Rs 1 lakh crore project which involves construction of a 505-km line using Japanese ‘Shinkansen’ technology.India’s first bullet train project - Mumbai–Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR) - corridor will be launched during the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in September 12-14. Abe and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will jointly inaugurate the bullet train project with the laying of foundation stone and a ground breaking ceremony. This is expected to take place in Ahmedabad or Gandhinagar (Gujarat). This is Rs 1 lakh crore project which involves construction of a 505-km line using Japanese ‘Shinkansen’ technology.
  • Question 221: Which metro will launch India’s first mobile ticketing system?Which metro will launch India’s first mobile ticketing system?
  • Explanation:Mumbai Metro One will launch the India’s first Mobile Ticketing System - OnGo - which will help commuters pass the Automated Fare Collection (AFC) gates using their mobile phones. The commuters will be able to buy tickets or monthly passes using the Mumbai Metro app on their smartphone. Once they make the payment using their mobile wallet or e-wallet, a QR code will be generated. TMumbai Metro One will launch the India’s first Mobile Ticketing System - OnGo - which will help commuters pass the Automated Fare Collection (AFC) gates using their mobile phones. The commuters will be able to buy tickets or monthly passes using the Mumbai Metro app on their smartphone. Once they make the payment using their mobile wallet or e-wallet, a QR code will be generated. T
  • Question 222: __- has acquired Snapdeal-owned mobile wallet FreeCharge?__- has acquired Snapdeal-owned mobile wallet FreeCharge?
  • Explanation:Axis bank has acquired Snapdeal-owned mobile wallet FreeCharge in an all-cash deal worth Rs 385 crore to strengthen its position in the payments space. This acquisition is expected to help the bank take a significant step towards digital distribution of financial products.Axis bank has acquired Snapdeal-owned mobile wallet FreeCharge in an all-cash deal worth Rs 385 crore to strengthen its position in the payments space. This acquisition is expected to help the bank take a significant step towards digital distribution of financial products.
  • Question 223: Ajay Singh, is associated with ... ? Ajay Singh, is associated with ... ?
  • Explanation:Ajay Singh from India has won bronze medal in 77 kgs men’s junior category at the Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships at Kathmandu, Nepal. Ajay Singh from India has won bronze medal in 77 kgs men’s junior category at the Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships at Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Question 224: Kaizala – a productivity app to empower Indian organizations, has been launched by...Kaizala – a productivity app to empower Indian organizations, has been launched by...
  • Explanation:Microsoft India has officially launched Kaizala a Made for India app for businesses and organizations, which is powered by Azure Cloud platform. It is designed for large group communications and work management, and works even on 2G networks. The app would help organisations communicate, collaborate and complete tasks and bring together desktop users and mobile-only users who may be within or outside their organisations. Microsoft India has officially launched Kaizala a Made for India app for businesses and organizations, which is powered by Azure Cloud platform. It is designed for large group communications and work management, and works even on 2G networks. The app would help organisations communicate, collaborate and complete tasks and bring together desktop users and mobile-only users who may be within or outside their organisations.
  • Question 225: S Korea to deploy four more ___ units after N Korea ICBM launch ? S Korea to deploy four more ___ units after N Korea ICBM launch ?
  • Explanation:South Korea today said it will proceed with the deployment of four additional Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) units after North Korea’s latest launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. The deployment of the additional units of anti ballistic missile defence system THAAD had been delayed after the initial two units, following South Korean President Moon Jae-in ordering an environmental assessment. South Korea today said it will proceed with the deployment of four additional Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) units after North Korea’s latest launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. The deployment of the additional units of anti ballistic missile defence system THAAD had been delayed after the initial two units, following South Korean President Moon Jae-in ordering an environmental assessment.
  • Question 226: __ Indian cities are in the 2017 Dell Global Women Entrepreneur Cities (WE Cities) Index?__ Indian cities are in the 2017 Dell Global Women Entrepreneur Cities (WE Cities) Index?
  • Explanation:According to 2017 Dell Women Entrepreneur Cities (WE Cities) index, Bengaluru (40th) and Delhi (49th) are the only Indian cities among the top 50 global cities that foster high-potential women entrepreneurs. According to 2017 Dell Women Entrepreneur Cities (WE Cities) index, Bengaluru (40th) and Delhi (49th) are the only Indian cities among the top 50 global cities that foster high-potential women entrepreneurs.
  • Question 227: Theme of the 2017 World Hepatitis Day (WHD) was...? Theme of the 2017 World Hepatitis Day (WHD) was...?
  • Explanation:The World Hepatitis Day (WHD) is observed every year on July 28 to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. The World Hepatitis Day (WHD) is observed every year on July 28 to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change.
  • Question 228: The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has launched __ app for dissemination of earthquake parameters?The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has launched __ app for dissemination of earthquake parameters?
  • Explanation:The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has launched two Mobile apps – India Quake and Sagar Vani to send alerts on earthquake parameters and oceanic disturbances. The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has launched two Mobile apps – India Quake and Sagar Vani to send alerts on earthquake parameters and oceanic disturbances.