08 Aug, 2017
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  • Question 1: Recently, Centre has declared entire ___ as disturbed area under AFSPA for another month ?
  • Explanation: The Centre has declared entire Assam state as a disturbed area under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, AFSPA for one more month, citing various violent activities by insurgent groups ULFA, NDFB, and others. The Home Ministry also declared Meghalaya's border areas adjoining Assam and three districts in Arunachal Pradesh as disturbed under the AFSPA for two more months with effect from 3rd of this month.
  • Question 2: How many members are there in Mekong–Ganga Cooperation ?
  • Explanation: The Mekong–Ganga Cooperation (MGC) was established on November 10, 2000, at Vientiane at the First MGC Ministerial Meeting. It comprises six member countries, namely India, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. The four areas of cooperation are tourism, culture, education, and transportation. The organization takes its name from the Ganga and the Mekong, two large rivers in the region. India has called for expanding the areas of cooperation among the member countries of the Mekong Ganga Cooperation (MGC) bloc to further deepen mutually beneficial partnership and cooperation. Addressing the eighth MGC Ministerial Meeting in Manila, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said the cooperation among MGC countries as part of its framework, aims at restoring and re-invigorating these ancient linkages leading up to the building of an inclusive and prosperous society.
  • Question 3: __ has regained tree status in Goa as Assembly passes bill ?
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  • Question 4: __ is hosting World Athletics Championships 2017?
  • Explanation: In the World Athletics Championships, Indian runner Nirmala Sheoran failed to qualify to the Women's 400 metres Final at London last night. The 22-year old Haryana girl could not make it to the Final-9 after she finished seventh in the semi-finals heats with a timing of 53.07 seconds.
  • Question 5: __ would spend Rs 1 lakh crore on education and road connectivity ?
  • Explanation: The Jammu and Kashmir government would spend Rs 1 lakh crore on development works in the next five years, with special emphasis on education and road connectivity.
  • Question 6: Name the new chairman of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)?
  • Explanation: He succeeded Sudhakar Rao. Swarup is a former Chairman of Pension Funds Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) and has over four decades of experience across finance, budgeting, public debt management, public policy and pension reforms.
  • Question 7: Name the new Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea?
  • Explanation:Peter O’Neill has been re-elected as the new Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (PNG) for a second five-year term with a healthy majority, 60 to 46 by a newly elected parliament.
  • Question 8: The 2nd Agri UDAAN, food and agribusiness accelerator program has launched from ...?
  • Explanation: It will mentor startups and help them connect with potential investors. The program focuses on catalyzing scale-up stage food and agribusiness startups through rigorous mentoring, industry networking and investor pitching.
  • Question 9: Dawn of cruise tourism in India has been inaugurated in .... ?
  • Explanation: In order to promote cruise tourism in India, a special event, The dawn of cruise tourism in India was inaugurated in Mumbai. The preparedness of Mumbai Port and Ministry of shipping to host cruise vessels in the country is revealed to a worldwide audience at the event. It also saw the launch of three reports, “Mumbai Port SoP’s for cruise operations”, “Road map for Sea cruise tourism” and “Cruise terminals in India”.
  • Question 10: Quit India Movement was launched in..
  • Explanation: Nation will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement tomorrow. A number of events are being planned at organisational and local levels to mark the occasion. Exhibitions on Quit India Movement and Azad Hind Fauz will be inaugurated at the National Archives of India in New Delhi tomorrow.
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