02 Feb, 2018
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  • Question 1: Kamala Mills fire tragedy is related with...?
  • Explanation:The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has suspended five of its officials in connection with the fire in a Central Mumbai pub that claimed 14 lives.
  • Question 2: Presence of foreign bank ATMs in India have declined by __ per cent over the last three years ?
  • Explanation: There are as many as 45 foreign banks in India, including Standard Chartered Bank, Citibank, Bank of America, Barclays Bank, HSBC, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan Chase, DBS Bank, Credit Suisse AG, BNP Paribas, Doha Bank and Qatar National Bank among others.
  • Question 3: Commonwealth Games 2018 will be held in...?
  • Explanation:Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik has been named in the Indian women's wrestling team for next year's Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, after a selection trail held in Lucknow.
  • Question 4: Shiv Kapur is related with..?
  • Explanation:Indian golfer Shiv Kapur won the Royal Cup at Pattaya,, which is his third Asian Tour title of 2017. The 35-year-old, who had just one win in almost 11 years till April this year, has now won three times in last eight months.
  • Question 5: ___ will publish the first draft of the National Register of Citizens?
  • Explanation:The draft list will be available on various websites and citizens could also find their names through SMS service midnight tonight as well as from nearby NRC Seva Kendra .
  • Question 6: On 26th January, 2018 leaders of __ ASEAN countries coming to India as chief guests?
  • Explanation:2018 Republic Day on 26th January this time will be celebrated with leaders of all ten ASEAN countries coming to India as chief guests.
  • Question 7: In IBBI, what is the meaning of 2nd B?
  • Explanation:Allahabad Bank has entered into an agreement with state-run National e-Governance Services Limited (NeSL) for utilizing the latter’s Information Utility Services envisaged under the Insolvency and bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) Code, 2016.
  • Question 8: Vikas Samiksha Yatra is related with...?
  • Explanation:Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has laid foundation stones for more than 100 projects worth Rs 700 crore in Nalanda district as part of his state-wide Vikas Samiksha Yatra.
  • Question 9: ___ has got Rs. 2,257 crore from the government?
  • Explanation:State-run Bank of India has received capital infusion of Rs. 2,257 crore from the government. The bank has received infusion of Rs. 2,257 crore from the Government of India, in the form of Common Equity Tier-1 Capital, which is being kept as Share Application money and would be alloted after due procedure/ conditions for allotment.
  • Question 10: Allahabad Bank raises Rs ___ crore in debt to comply with Basel III norms?
  • Explanation:State-owned Allahabad Bank on Friday said it has raised Rs 500 crore to comply with the global banking standards under Basel III. The bank had earlier in May informed about getting board approval to raise additional tier I capital worth Rs 2,000 crore through a private placement in one or more tranches within this financial year.
  • Question 11: Parliament passes NABARD (Amendment) Bill, 2017, seek to amend the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Act...?
  • Explanation:Parliament has passed the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Bill, 2017 with the Rajya Sabha approving it on Tuesday. The Bill seeks to amend the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Act, 1981. The Bill allows the central government to increase the authorised capital of the Bank from Rs. 5,000 crore to Rs. 30,000 crore.
  • Question 12: Govt has exempted cruise tourists with e-visa from biometric enrolment till ...?
  • Explanation: Union Cabinet had recently approved a proposal that government will bear the merchant discount rate (MDR) charges on transactions up to Rs 2,000 made through debit cards, BHIM UPI or Aadhaar-enabled payment systems to promote digital transactions.
  • Question 13: No Charges on Debit Card Transactions up to Rs ___ ?
  • Explanation:Customers will not have to pay any transaction charges for payments through debit card, BHIM app and other payment made for up to Rs 2,000.
  • Question 14: Whistle language commonly called - bird language - is the language from ...?
  • Explanation:The unusual and very efficient whistle language commonly called - bird language - used as a means of communication by villagers in remote northern Turkey entered the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. UNESCO has accepted the "bird language" of Black Sea villagers as an endangered part of world heritage in need of urgent protection.
  • Question 15: Recently, ___ Countries have entered UN Security Council ?
  • Explanation:Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kuwait, Peru, Poland and the Netherlands formally joined the ranks of the non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council to make a difference.
  • Question 16: ___ is hosting 171st Araadhanai Music Festival?
  • Explanation:The main function of the festival is the choral singing of Thyagaraja’s five kritis in Ghana ragas.
  • Question 17: GAIL has Commissions India's Second-Largest Rooftop Solar Plant in ___ ?
  • Explanation:State-owned gas utility GAIL India Ltd has commissioned the country's second-largest rooftop solar power plant in Uttar Pradesh
  • Question 18: Where is Zojila Tunnel ?
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  • Question 19: The Constitution Amendment bill ____ seeks to create a new commission with constitutional status for the OBCs at par with the National Commissions for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
  • Explanation: The Lok Sabha today took up discussion on the Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017 for consideration and passing. In the last session, the Rajya Sabha had made certain amendments in the bill. The Constitution Amendment bill seeks to create a new commission with constitutional status for the OBCs at par with the National Commissions for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
  • Question 20: ___ Bank has partnered with Rajasthan Govt. to Promote Startup Culture ?
  • Explanation:Under this partnership, HDFC Bank will team up with the state government to provide end-to-end solutions like current accounts, credit cards and other solutions to startups under its SmartUp programme
  • Question 21: A very powerful storm ___ recently affected western Europe?
  • Explanation: Three people have died and tens of thousands have been left without power as Storm Eleanor sweeps across western Europe. At least 29,000 homes were without electricity in France yesterday as a result of the bad weather.
  • Question 22: __ govt has formed an education board for non-English medium schools?
  • Explanation: The Maharashtra government has decided to form an education board for non-English medium schools. Speaking at a function in Sindhudurg district, Education Minister Vinod Tawde said that the government has decided to form an international education board to prepare syllabus for non-English medium schools.
  • Question 23: Who is Don Pramudwinai?
  • Explanation: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met her Thai counterpart Don Pramudwinai in Bangkok last evening and discussed a range of issues. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet that the two leaders discussed issues of connectivity, security and cultural co-operation to keep up with the growing momentum of bilateral ties.
  • Question 24: Recently, Cabinet has approved the Agreement between India and ___ on Land Border Crossing?
  • Explanation:It will also facilitate movement of people on the basis of valid passports and visas which will enhance economic and social interaction between the two countries.
  • Question 25: Recently, MoU between India and __ on Cooperation in Oil and Gas Sector has been approved?
  • Explanation:The cooperation envisaged under the agreement will facilitate promotion of investments in each other’s countries, technology transfer, R&D, conducting joint studies, capacity building of human resources and collaboration in the area of Start-ups.
  • Question 26: The Reserve Bank of India has initiated'prompt corrective action against __ over its high bad loans?
  • Explanation:High net non-performing assets (NPA) and a negative return on assets (ROA) for two years in a row have prompted the action. The action would help improve its risk management, asset quality and profits.
  • Question 27: NABARD has Sanctioned Rs 372.51 crore to ___?
  • Explanation:NABARD has sanctioned Rs 372.51 crore loan assistance under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) to Odisha towards irrigation and rural bridge projects for the last quarter of this fiscal.
  • Question 28: ___ has Introduced Desktop ATMs in Rural India?
  • Explanation:The Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank (APGVB) has operationalized its first desktop ATM in Telangana. The mini-ATM within the branch premises will facilitate customers to withdraw small amounts.
  • Question 29: __ has been appointed as the new Deputy National Security Adviser?
  • Explanation: Rajinder Khanna was appointed the deputy National Security Adviser (NSA). He was the former chief of the country’s external intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).
  • Question 30: ___ has been appointed as the Secretary (Economic Relations) in the External Affairs Ministry?
  • Explanation: According to the order issued by the personnel ministry, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved his appointment to the post, in place of Vijay Keshav Gokhale, who was recently named as the Foreign Secretary.
  • Question 31: The Indian economy will expand by ___ in 2017-18, according to the new data of the government’s Central Statistics Office ?
  • Explanation:The economy had grown by 6.3% in the September quarter, after slumping to a three-year low of 5.7% GDP growth in the June quarter as the implementation of goods and services tax (GST) and demonetisation took their toll. The Indian economy grew at 7.1% in 2016-17.
  • Question 32: ___ has shown country’s Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education?
  • Explanation:The country’s Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education has registered an increase from 24.5% in 2015-16 to 25.2% in 2016-17, according to the All India Higher Education Survey (AIHES) launched by Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar.
  • Question 33: ___ will host 3rd Edition of Science Film Festival?
  • Explanation:Goa will be hosting the third edition of the Science Film Festival of India in January 2018. The festival, titled SCI-FFI Goa, is being organised by the state-based Vidnyan Parishad, Goa Department of Science and Technology.
  • Question 34: India has excluded ___ from a SAARC Initiative
  • Explanation:India has excluded Pakistan from the list of SAARC member countries with which it will be connecting its state-of-the-art National Knowledge Network (NKN) for sharing scientific databases and remote access to advanced research facilities.
  • Question 35: The world's biggest cleanliness survey - Swachh Sarvekshan Survey 2018 - has been launched in India by PM Narendra Modi. It will be conducted from the 4th of January to ...?
  • Explanation:The cleanliness survey was launched in 2016 as part of the Swachh Bharat Mission. The main objective of Swachh Survekshan is to encourage large-scale citizen participation and create awareness towards making towns and cities a cleaner and better place to live in.
  • Question 36: Aayakar Setu is a scheme by...?
  • Explanation: Income Tax Department has launched an on-line chat service on its national website www.incometaxindia.gov.in. This is aimed at facilitating the taxpayers resolve their queries. The facility is available on all working days from Monday to Friday between 10 AM and 6 PM. The module can also be accessed through a mobile application called ‘AayakarSetu’ on Android phone.
  • Question 37: ___ has highest contributing in Atal Pension Yojana
  • Explanation: The PFRDA said in a statement that the subscribers' base under the Atal Pension Yojana (APY) has reached more than 80 lakhs and growing at a good pace. Uttar Pradesh is the highest contributing state at 11.41 lakh APY subscribers, followed by Bihar and Tamil Nadu. The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority of India (PFRDA) run Atal Pension Yojana (APY) has reached a subscriber base of 80 lakh.
  • Question 38: As per ___ report 57% Indian doctors are not qualified?
  • Explanation: The government has termed as erroneous a World Health Organisation (WHO) report which claimed that 57 per cent of allopathic doctors in India do not have medical qualification.
  • Question 39: __ will host city contract for 39th National Games in 2022?
  • Explanation: The tripartite contract was signed between the IOA, the Meghalaya State Olympic Association and the state government. Meghalaya had successfully co-hosted the South Asian Games in 2017.
  • Question 40: Parliament passes NABARD (Amendment) Bill, 2017, seek to amend the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Act...?
  • Explanation:Parliament has passed the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Bill, 2017 with the Rajya Sabha approving it on Tuesday. The Bill seeks to amend the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Act, 1981. The Bill allows the central government to increase the authorised capital of the Bank from Rs. 5,000 crore to Rs. 30,000 crore.
  • Question 41: Saksham Yadav was related with...?
  • Explanation:Powerlifting world champion Saksham Yadav has died of his injuries after road accident near Delhi.
  • Question 42: No Charges on Debit Card Transactions up to Rs ___ ?
  • Explanation:Customers will not have to pay any transaction charges for payments through debit card, BHIM app and other payment made for up to Rs 2,000.
  • Question 43: Whistle language commonly called - bird language - is the language from ...?
  • Explanation:The unusual and very efficient whistle language commonly called - bird language - used as a means of communication by villagers in remote northern Turkey entered the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. UNESCO has accepted the "bird language" of Black Sea villagers as an endangered part of world heritage in need of urgent protection.
  • Question 44: Recently, ___ Countries have entered UN Security Council ?
  • Explanation:Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kuwait, Peru, Poland and the Netherlands formally joined the ranks of the non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council to make a difference.
  • Question 45: ___ is hosting 171st Araadhanai Music Festival?
  • Explanation:The main function of the festival is the choral singing of Thyagaraja’s five kritis in Ghana ragas.
  • Question 46: GAIL has Commissions India's Second-Largest Rooftop Solar Plant in ___ ?
  • Explanation:State-owned gas utility GAIL India Ltd has commissioned the country's second-largest rooftop solar power plant in Uttar Pradesh
  • Question 47: Where is Zojila Tunnel ?
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  • Question 48: The Constitution Amendment bill ____ seeks to create a new commission with constitutional status for the OBCs at par with the National Commissions for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
  • Explanation: The Lok Sabha today took up discussion on the Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017 for consideration and passing. In the last session, the Rajya Sabha had made certain amendments in the bill. The Constitution Amendment bill seeks to create a new commission with constitutional status for the OBCs at par with the National Commissions for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
  • Question 49: ___ Bank has partnered with Rajasthan Govt. to Promote Startup Culture ?
  • Explanation:Under this partnership, HDFC Bank will team up with the state government to provide end-to-end solutions like current accounts, credit cards and other solutions to startups under its SmartUp programme
  • Question 50: A very powerful storm ___ recently affected western Europe?
  • Explanation: Three people have died and tens of thousands have been left without power as Storm Eleanor sweeps across western Europe. At least 29,000 homes were without electricity in France yesterday as a result of the bad weather.
  • Question 51: __ govt has formed an education board for non-English medium schools?
  • Explanation: The Maharashtra government has decided to form an education board for non-English medium schools. Speaking at a function in Sindhudurg district, Education Minister Vinod Tawde said that the government has decided to form an international education board to prepare syllabus for non-English medium schools.
  • Question 52: Who is Don Pramudwinai?
  • Explanation: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met her Thai counterpart Don Pramudwinai in Bangkok last evening and discussed a range of issues. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet that the two leaders discussed issues of connectivity, security and cultural co-operation to keep up with the growing momentum of bilateral ties.
  • Question 53: Recently, Cabinet has approved the Agreement between India and ___ on Land Border Crossing?
  • Explanation:It will also facilitate movement of people on the basis of valid passports and visas which will enhance economic and social interaction between the two countries.
  • Question 54: Recently, MoU between India and __ on Cooperation in Oil and Gas Sector has been approved?
  • Explanation:The cooperation envisaged under the agreement will facilitate promotion of investments in each other’s countries, technology transfer, R&D, conducting joint studies, capacity building of human resources and collaboration in the area of Start-ups.
  • Question 55: The Reserve Bank of India has initiated'prompt corrective action against __ over its high bad loans?
  • Explanation:High net non-performing assets (NPA) and a negative return on assets (ROA) for two years in a row have prompted the action. The action would help improve its risk management, asset quality and profits.
  • Question 56: NABARD has Sanctioned Rs 372.51 crore to ___?
  • Explanation:NABARD has sanctioned Rs 372.51 crore loan assistance under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) to Odisha towards irrigation and rural bridge projects for the last quarter of this fiscal.
  • Question 57: ___ has Introduced Desktop ATMs in Rural India?
  • Explanation:The Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank (APGVB) has operationalized its first desktop ATM in Telangana. The mini-ATM within the branch premises will facilitate customers to withdraw small amounts.
  • Question 58: __ has been appointed as the new Deputy National Security Adviser?
  • Explanation: Rajinder Khanna was appointed the deputy National Security Adviser (NSA). He was the former chief of the country’s external intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).
  • Question 59: ___ is hosting 1st PIO Parliamentary Conference?
  • Explanation:PM Narendra Modi inaugurates the first Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) Parliamentary Conference in Delhi on the occasion of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. The day is celebrated every year to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community in the development of India.
  • Question 60: Paytm Payments Bank has tied up with ___ for FD Facility?
  • Explanation:Paytm Payments Bank has partnered Induslnd Bank to introduce a facility to create a fixed deposit (FD) when the customer balance exceeds Rs. 1 lakh at the end of the day. Paytm Payments Bank customers can redeem their deposits instantly, anytime without paying any pre-closure or miscellaneous charges and can earn up to 6.85 percent annual interest.
  • Question 61: ___ has become the 1st Country to Legalise Equal Pay?
  • Explanation:Iceland has become the first country in the world to legalize equal pay between men and women. In Iceland now it will be illegal to pay men more than women for the work. Under the new rules, companies and government agencies employing at least 25 people will have to obtain government certification of their equal-pay policies.
  • Question 62: Name the 1st WTO Director-General ?
  • Explanation: Peter Sutherland, the first Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), has passed away in Dublin, Ireland. He was 71.
  • Question 63: ___ has topped logistics index chart 2017?
  • Explanation:Gujarat has topped the logistics index chart, according to a Report released by Union Minister for Commerce & Industry Suresh Prabhu in New Delhi. The chart is an indicator of the efficiency of logistical services necessary for promoting exports in particular and economic growth in general.
  • Question 64: __ is hosting 11th Red Panda Winter Carnival?
  • Explanation:Music composer A R Rahman became the brand ambassador of Sikkim. The declaration was made by Sikkim CM Pawan Kumar Chamling. Chamling felicitated the legendary music composer during an inauguration of the 11-day Sikkim Red Panda Winter Carnival at Palzor Stadium in Gangtok.
  • Question 65: World’s Largest Ice Festival recently held in ....?
  • Explanation:World’s largest Ice Festival 'International Ice and Snow Festival' was held in Harbin, China. This is one of China’s coldest cities in the winter. It is the 34th annual Ice Festival in Harbin, north-east China.
  • Question 66: Complete the full form of RDSO Research Designs and ___ Organisation?
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  • Question 67: What is the name of India’s 1st Multi-Petaflop Supercomputer ___ ?
  • Explanation:Union Minister of Earth Sciences Dr Harsh Vardhan dedicated India’s fastest and first multi-petaflops supercomputer named - Pratyush - to the nation in Pune. It is established at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune.
  • Question 68: ___ has been named as the best central bank governor in Asia-Pacific for 2018 by the UK-based magazine?
  • Explanation:The managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Ravi Menon, has been named the best central bank governor in Asia-Pacific for 2018 by UK-based magazine, The Banker.
  • Question 69: ___ is hosting three day International Dharma Dhamma conference?
  • Explanation: President Ram Nath Kovind has inaugurated three day International Dharma- Dhamma conference this afternoon in RAJGIR in Bihar. The conference is on State and Social Order in Dharma -Dhamma Traditions.This conference has been jointly organised by India Foundation, Nalanda University, Ministry of External Affairs, Asean India and Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha.
  • Question 70: Railways launched __ App for freight managers?
  • Explanation:In a major digital initiative to help plan the traffic flows and optimize freight operations, Railways have launched Smart Freight Operation Optimisation and Real Time Information, SFOORTI, App for freight managers. The App provides features for monitoring and managing freight business using Geographic Information System, GIS, Views and Dashboard. With this application both passenger and freight trains can be tracked over Zones, Divisions and Sections in single GIS View.
  • Question 71: Name the PM of Israel?
  • Explanation: Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu will be on a six day visit to India from 14th of this month. He will arrive in New Delhi along with a business delegation. Benjamin Netanyahu will attend the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi besides meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Question 72: Nepal will receive internet bandwidth from ...other than India ?
  • Explanation:Nepal will receive internet bandwidth from China from tomorrow, ending the Himalayan nation's sole dependence on India for connecting to the cyberspace. State-owned telecom company Nepal Telecom (NT) said that all the groundwork has been completed to formally connect Nepal with Chinese bandwidth.
  • Question 73: Newly discovered fossils show that moths and butterflies have been on the planet for at least ___ million years.
  • Explanation: The find pushes back the date for the origins of the Lepidoptera, one of the most prized and studied insect groups. Researchers say they can learn more about the conservation of butterflies and moths by studying their early evolution.
  • Question 74: Spain has surpassed the United States to become the world's second most visited country after ___? .
  • Explanation: Spain last year surpassed the United States to become the world's second most visited country after France. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy speaking during a visit to Italy said that 82 million people visited in 2017, a nine percent increase over the previous year.
  • Question 75: Bhima-Koregaon clashes has related with..?
  • Explanation: On January 1st, a youth was killed allegedly during the violence that erupted in Koregaon Bhima village in Pune district.
  • Question 76: Recently, Cyclone Ockhi hit __?
  • Explanation: The Kerala Government today decided to constitute a monitoring committee to ensure disbursal of financial assistance to families of Cyclone Ockhi victims in a time bound manner. The decision in this regard was taken at the Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
  • Question 77: ___ has rolled out e-Raktkosh web portal in all 45 government blood banks?
  • Explanation:Punjab has rolled out e-Raktkosh web portal in all the 45 government blood banks. The web portal provides the guidelines and streamlines the workflow of blood blanks and storage centres across the nation and interconnects all blood banks with a single network.
  • Question 78: ___ has become the First State to Launch High-Risk Pregnancy Portal?
  • Explanation:This portal not only helps in early identification of high-risk pregnant cases up to the grass-roots level but also ensures their timely referral to the civil hospitals for further management and delivery by specialists.
  • Question 79: India’s Second FTII will be Set up in ___?
  • Explanation:Minister of State (I/C) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh announced that Arunachal Pradesh would get its first Film and Television Institute, being set up by the Union Government. The first Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) was set up in Pune.
  • Question 80: The Reserve Bank of India has announced to issue Rs10 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, the size of banknote will be ___?
  • Explanation:The new denomination has the motif of Sun Temple, Konark on the reverse, depicting the country's cultural heritage.
  • Question 81: Philippe Coutinho is related with...?
  • Explanation: Team Liverpool sold Brazilian football player Philippe Coutinho to Team Barcelona for 160 million Euros ($192 million). With this, transfer of Philippe Coutinho has become the 2nd Most Expensive transfer in World Soccer History.
  • Question 82: ___ has won the inaugural Tata Open Maharashtra Tennis cup?.
  • Explanation: Gilles Simon of France has lifted the inaugural Tata Open Maharashtra Tennis trophy.
  • Question 83: John Young who died recently was a famous..?
  • Explanation:Legendary astronaut John Young, who walked on the Moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, has died at 87. Young was the only agency astronaut to go into space as part of the Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle programs and the first to fly into space six times. He was the ninth man to walk on the Moon.
  • Question 84: In the financial year 2016-17, total FDI of ___ billion dollars, which is an all-time high?
  • Explanation: During the year 2014-15, total FDI inflows received were 45.15 billion dollars as against 36.05 billion in 2013-14. During 2015-16, country received total FDI of 55.46 billion. In the financial year 2016-17, total FDI of 60.08 billion dollars, which is an all-time high.
  • Question 85: Under Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme, annual allocation of __ crore rupees is provided?
  • Explanation: Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval to continuation of Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme, MPLADS, till the term of the 14th Finance Commission which is 31st March 2020. The scheme will entail an annual allocation of 3,950 crore rupees. The MPLADS funds are released to the nodal District Authorities on receipt of requisite documents and as per provisions of Guidelines on MPLADS.
  • Question 86: Where is Matunga suburban station?
  • Explanation:The Matunga suburban station on the Central Railway of Mumbai division has figured in the Limca Book of Records 2018 for having an all-woman staff. The achievement comes six months after Matunga became the first railway station in the country to be run by an all-woman staff.
  • Question 87: Which state is hosting Five-day Ice Hockey Tournament 2018?
  • Explanation:In Kargil, the five-day Ice Hockey Tournament 2018 concluded today at Goshan International Ice Hockey Rink Goshan Drass. The Cup was lifted by Goshan-A by a margin of two goals defeating Himalayan B.
  • Question 88: ___ has for the first time allowed women to spectate a football match?
  • Explanation: Saudi Arabia has for the first time allowed women to spectate a football match, part of an easing of strict rules on gender separation by the ultra-conservative Muslim country. Women fans filled into a stadium in the city of Jeddah yesterday.
  • Question 89: ___ has distributed more than 27,000 appointment letters to youths at Skill Summit ?
  • Explanation: The event was organized in collaboration with various private companies on the occasion of Youth Day. The state government also announced that five lakh rupees compensation will be given to the next kin of those who die in foreign countries.
  • Question 90: ___ has asked Centre's help for relief to Myanmarese
  • Explanation: Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla has said that his government was making efforts to ensure that all refugees from Myanmar returned to their country. The Myanmarese people had crossed over to Mizoram in November last year, following clashes between the Myanmar Army and the Arakan Army militants in the Chin state of that country.
  • Question 91: Who is Mizoram Chief Minister?
  • Explanation: Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla today said that his government was making efforts to ensure that all refugees from Myanmar returned to their country. The Myanmarese people had crossed over to Mizoram in November last year, following clashes between the Myanmar Army and the Arakan Army militants in the Chin state of that country.
  • Question 92: yed Mushtaq Ali is related with...?
  • Explanation: In the on-going Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 League, Gujarat defeated Saurashtra by 8 wickets in the West Zone opener at the SCA Stadium in Rajkot today. In the Central Zone match in Raipur, Rajasthan defeated Ranji Trophy champions Vidarbha by six wickets.
  • Question 93: ___ is hosting Blind Cricket World Cup 2018?
  • Explanation: Defending champions India beat Pakistan by seven wickets in the Blind Cricket World Cup in Dubai yesterday. Sent into bat, Pakistan notched up 282 for eight wickets in the stipulated 40 overs.
  • Question 94: Yuki Bhambri is related with...?
  • Explanation: India's Yuki Bhambri outclassed Spaniard Carlos Taberner to reach the third and final qualifying round of the Australian Open Tennis in Melbourne.
  • Question 95: India has topped the domestic air traffic demand at ___ in November?
  • Explanation: Global aviation body the International Air Transport Association has said that India's domestic air passenger traffic grew by 16.4 per cent in November last year, topping the growth chart worldwide. The IATA, comprising major air carriers, said India continued to witness double-digit growth for the 39th consecutive month.
  • Question 96: Army Day is observed on...?
  • Explanation:The 70th Army Day is being celebrated on 15th January 2018. The day is celebrated to pay homage and salute to the courageous and brave Indian soldiers who have been sacrificing their lives for protecting the country.
  • Question 97: How many members are there is in UN ?
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  • Question 98: The World Economic Forum (WEF) has ranked India at ___ position on a global manufacturing index?
  • Explanation:The World Economic Forum (WEF) has ranked India at 30th position on a global manufacturing index - below China’s 5th place but above other BRICS peers, Brazil, Russia and South Africa.
  • Question 99: Johnson & Johnson has partned with ___ on Health Interventions?
  • Explanation:Maharashtra’s mine workers who face an increased risk of tuberculosis will be part of awareness programmes on the illness, as part of a partnership that the Maharashtra Government recently formalized with Johnson & Johnson. Other interventions under the ambit of the agreement include hospital-acquired infections and maternal and infant mortality.
  • Question 100: Charu Rohatgi was a famous...?
  • Explanation:TV actress Charu Rohatgi, known for her roles in serials like - Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon - and - Uttaran - passed away.
  • Question 101: Where is Barmer refinery
  • Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Rajasthan to inaugurate the commencement of work of oil refinery at Pachpadra in Barmer district of Rajasthan. It will be first oil refinery in the state.
  • Question 102: UIDAI to enable face authentication in fusion mode on registered devices by 1st ...?
  • Explanation: Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has decided to include face recognition alongside iris or fingerprint scan as a means of verifying Aadhaar users. It will help those who face difficulties in biometric authentication due to old age, hardwork or worn-out fingerprints. In a statement, UIDAI said, the face authentication will start from 1st of July this year.
  • Question 103: Where is Mount Mayon?
  • Explanation: In the Philippine, authorities have raised the alert level over Mount Mayon, an active volcano known for its deadly eruptions. The volcano began spewing ash and rocks over the weekend and today morning magma could be seen in its crater. Thousands of villagers living nearby have been evacuated from their homes.
  • Question 104: ___ is hosting Winter Olympics 2018?
  • Explanation: North and South Korea held further talked on the North's plan to attend the Winter Olympics Games. Last week North Korea agreed to send a delegation to the Games in the South, easing months of tensions between the neighbours.
  • Question 105: 2018 Blind Cricket World Cup final will be held in..?
  • Explanation:Defending champions India will take on arch rivals Pakistan in the title clash of the Blind Cricket World Cup. The match will be played on Saturday at Sharjah. In the semi-final at Ajman in the United Arab Emirates today, a dominant India beat Bangladesh by seven wickets.
  • Question 106: ___ has rolled out e-Raktkosh web portal in all 45 government blood banks?
  • Explanation:Punjab has rolled out e-Raktkosh web portal in all the 45 government blood banks. The web portal provides the guidelines and streamlines the workflow of blood blanks and storage centres across the nation and interconnects all blood banks with a single network.
  • Question 107: Recently, Cyclone Ockhi hit __?
  • Explanation: The Kerala Government today decided to constitute a monitoring committee to ensure disbursal of financial assistance to families of Cyclone Ockhi victims in a time bound manner. The decision in this regard was taken at the Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
  • Question 108: Bhima-Koregaon clashes has related with..?
  • Explanation: On January 1st, a youth was killed allegedly during the violence that erupted in Koregaon Bhima village in Pune district.
  • Question 109: Spain has surpassed the United States to become the world's second most visited country after ___? .
  • Explanation: Spain last year surpassed the United States to become the world's second most visited country after France. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy speaking during a visit to Italy said that 82 million people visited in 2017, a nine percent increase over the previous year.
  • Question 110: ___ hosts Australian Open Tennis
  • Explanation:The Australian Open is a tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia
  • Question 111: Nepal will receive internet bandwidth from ...other than India ?
  • Explanation:Nepal will receive internet bandwidth from China from tomorrow, ending the Himalayan nation's sole dependence on India for connecting to the cyberspace. State-owned telecom company Nepal Telecom (NT) said that all the groundwork has been completed to formally connect Nepal with Chinese bandwidth.
  • Question 112: Name the PM of Israel?
  • Explanation: Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu will be on a six day visit to India from 14th of this month. He will arrive in New Delhi along with a business delegation. Benjamin Netanyahu will attend the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi besides meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Question 113: India's IT services firm __ has signed a deal worth over 690 million dollars with M&G Prudential?
  • Explanation:India's largest IT services firm, Tata Consultancy Services has signed a deal worth over 690 million dollars with M&G Prudential, savings and investments business of Prudential plc. in the UK and Europe.
  • Question 114: The Centre has sanctioned projects over ___ crore rupees in the North East for better network connectivity?
  • Explanation:The Centre has sanctioned projects over 10,000 crore rupees in the North East for better network connectivity. Talking to reporters in Guwahati, Telecommunication Minister Manoj Sinha said, most of the projects will be completed this year. He said, 2 MoUs have been signed to cover the uncovered areas in the North East including Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Question 115: Narayana Sadashiv Pharande, who passed away recently, was a...?
  • Explanation:Prof. Narayana Sadashiv Pharande (78), the senior BJP leader and former Maharashtra Legislative Council (MLC), has passed away in Pune, Maharashtra.
  • Question 116: The Indian economy will expand by ___ in 2017-18, according to the new data of the government’s Central Statistics Office ?
  • Explanation:The economy had grown by 6.3% in the September quarter, after slumping to a three-year low of 5.7% GDP growth in the June quarter as the implementation of goods and services tax (GST) and demonetisation took their toll. The Indian economy grew at 7.1% in 2016-17.
  • Question 117: ___ has shown country’s Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education?
  • Explanation:The country’s Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education has registered an increase from 24.5% in 2015-16 to 25.2% in 2016-17, according to the All India Higher Education Survey (AIHES) launched by Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar.
  • Question 118: ___ is hosting Indo-US joint military exercise Vajra Prahar 2018 ?
  • Explanation:Goa will be hosting the third edition of the Science Film Festival of India in January 2018. The festival, titled SCI-FFI Goa, is being organised by the state-based Vidnyan Parishad, Goa Department of Science and Technology.
  • Question 119: India has excluded ___ from a SAARC Initiative
  • Explanation:India has excluded Pakistan from the list of SAARC member countries with which it will be connecting its state-of-the-art National Knowledge Network (NKN) for sharing scientific databases and remote access to advanced research facilities.
  • Question 120: __ has been named advocacy ambassador for Swachh Aadat Swachh Bharat initiative?
  • Explanation:Actress Kajol has become an advocacy ambassador for Hindustan Unilever’s Swachh Aadat Swachh Bharat haath muh bum initiative. She is an active supporter of eradicating preventable deaths from hygiene-related issues.
  • Question 121: India has recently signed a pact on illegal migrants’ return with ...?
  • Explanation:India and the United Kingdom (UK) have recently signed two agreements on return of Indians, who are living in Britain as illegal migrants and sharing criminal records and intelligence. The development comes close on heels of India seeking UK’s help in early extradition of liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya from Britain to face the law at home in connection with cases of fraud and money laundering amounting to around Rs. 9,000 crores.
  • Question 122: ___ has highest contributing in Atal Pension Yojana
  • Explanation: The PFRDA said in a statement that the subscribers' base under the Atal Pension Yojana (APY) has reached more than 80 lakhs and growing at a good pace. Uttar Pradesh is the highest contributing state at 11.41 lakh APY subscribers, followed by Bihar and Tamil Nadu. The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority of India (PFRDA) run Atal Pension Yojana (APY) has reached a subscriber base of 80 lakh.
  • Question 123: As per ___ report 57% Indian doctors are not qualified?
  • Explanation: The government has termed as erroneous a World Health Organisation (WHO) report which claimed that 57 per cent of allopathic doctors in India do not have medical qualification.
  • Question 124: Where is Holkar Cricket Stadium?
  • Explanation:The first-day image captured by India's recently launched weather observation Cartosat-2 series satellite shows a part of Indore city in Madhya Pradesh with the Holkar Cricket Stadium in the centre.
  • Question 125: Where is Davos?
  • Explanation:Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for Davos, Switzerland to attend the 48th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. Under the theme “Creating a shared future in a Fractured World”, the Meeting aims to set an agenda to address political, economic and Social challenges of recent times.
  • Question 126: Presence of foreign bank ATMs in India have declined by __ per cent over the last three years ?
  • Explanation: There are as many as 45 foreign banks in India, including Standard Chartered Bank, Citibank, Bank of America, Barclays Bank, HSBC, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan Chase, DBS Bank, Credit Suisse AG, BNP Paribas, Doha Bank and Qatar National Bank among others.
  • Question 127: ___ has launched Balasaheb Thackeray Shaheed Sanmaan scheme?
  • Explanation:The Maharashtra government on Saturday launched `Balasaheb Thackeray Shaheed Sanmaan' scheme, under which family members of martyrs would be provided jobs with the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC).
  • Question 128: ___ has prepared a proposal to shift from paper to online lottery
  • Explanation:Maharashtra government has prepared a proposal to shift from paper to online lottery in order to earn more revenue. Maharashtra principal secretary (planning) Vijay Kumar Gautam said the state government is studying the lottery model of Kerala, which earns a huge revenue through it
  • Question 129: ___ will publish the first draft of the National Register of Citizens?
  • Explanation:The draft list will be available on various websites and citizens could also find their names through SMS service midnight tonight as well as from nearby NRC Seva Kendra .
  • Question 130: CBI has registers 22 cases against ___ officials?
  • Explanation:The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered 22 cases against certain officials including Chief Managers of Punjab National Bank and others on a complaint from the Bank. The agency said, the bank in its complaint alleged that certain officials of the Bank fraudulently sanctioned and disbursed loans to private persons dealing in the business of coal during the period from 2011 to 2016.
  • Question 131: In IBBI, what is the meaning of 2nd B?
  • Explanation:Allahabad Bank has entered into an agreement with state-run National e-Governance Services Limited (NeSL) for utilizing the latter’s Information Utility Services envisaged under the Insolvency and bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) Code, 2016.
  • Question 132: Vikas Samiksha Yatra is related with...?
  • Explanation:Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has laid foundation stones for more than 100 projects worth Rs 700 crore in Nalanda district as part of his state-wide Vikas Samiksha Yatra.
  • Question 133: ___ has acquired 51 % share of Government in HPCL
  • Explanation:The government has entered into an agreement with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Limited for the strategic sale of its 51.11 per cent equity share-holding in Hindustan Petroleum Corporation limited for 36,915 crore rupees.
  • Question 134: ___ scientists have developed an ultra-thin electronic skin tattoos?
  • Explanation:Scientists in Germany have developed ultra thin electronic skin tattoos that can help control virtual and physical objects with mere hand gestures.The polymer foil having sensors is extremely thin and almost invisible. It sticks to the palm of the hand like a second skin.
  • Question 135: Davos is hosting __ World Economic Forum?
  • Explanation:At the summit, India will narrate its growth story to the world by showcasing path-breaking reforms that have been implemented in the last three and half years in the country.
  • Question 136: India’s first runway on - Sea Bridge - will come up in...?
  • Explanation:India’s first runway on - Sea Bridge - will come up in Lakshadweep because the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has recently got a green nod to extend Lakshadweep’s Agatti Airport.
  • Question 137: ___ will host the Ministerial Meeting of International Energy Forum from 10th to 12th April 2018?
  • Explanation:India will host the Ministerial Meeting of International Energy Forum in New Delhi from 10th to 12th April this year. Speaking to media in New Delhi, Secretary General of IEF Dr Sun Xiansheng said, more than 60 Energy Ministers will participate in the event and it will be the largest global gathering of Energy Ministers. He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the event and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will deliver the concluding address.
  • Question 138: Imperfect is the auto-biography?
  • Explanation:Sanjay Manjrekar, the former India batsman-turned-commentator, has launched his autobiography ‘Imperfect’ in Mumbai, Maharashtra on January 17, 2018. The book was released by Dilip Vengsarkar, Manjrekar’s first international captain. He has played 37 Test matches.
  • Question 139: __ is the winner of Sir Garfield Sober Trophy for Cricketer of the Year 2017?
  • Explanation:Indian captain Virat Kohli has been named the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for Cricketer of the Year 2017. He also bagged the top honour for ODI players in the ICC annual awards at the 2017 ICC annual awards announced in Dubai on January 18, 2018.
  • Question 140: ___ district of Himachal Pradesh has also been included in Aakankshi Zila Yojna of the Union Government?
  • Explanation:Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh has also been included in Aakankshi Zila Yojna of the Union Government. Total 115 backward districts of India have been included in this scheme by the Union Govt. Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda launched this scheme today at Chamba.
  • Question 141: International Conference on dam safety is being held at.. ?
  • Explanation:India will host an International Conference on dam safety at Thiruvananthapuram tomorrow. The two-day conference will be jointly inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Water Resources Arjun Ram Meghwal and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Ministry of Water Resources said in a statement on Monday that dam professionals, academicians, scientists, as well as industries will deliberate on the problems associated with the dam safety and share concepts and techniques to address the design and construction of new dams along with disaster mitigation measures for the existing dams.
  • Question 142: According to a Sanctum Wealth Management report,India will become the fastest growing large economy in the world in...?
  • Explanation:According to a Sanctum Wealth Management report, when the rest of the world offers low growth and insufficient structural change, India, by contrast, is seen as a reforming economy with the prospect of strong long-term growth.
  • Question 143: Govt has released rupee 167 crore to ___ states with international border for development of infrastructure ?
  • Explanation: Home Ministry has released 167 crore rupees to nine states with international border for the development of infrastructure in forward areas.
  • Question 144: ___ has become India’s first state to launch Public Cloud Policy to speed up e-governance?
  • Explanation:Maharashtra has become the India’s first state to launch Public Cloud Policy, which will allow all government departments to access public cloud. . The step will create business opportunities worth $2 billion while helping the state government departments to shift all their data to clouds.
  • Question 145: Ministry of Water Resources has released assistance of rupee __ crore for irrigation projects?
  • Explanation:Ministry of Water Resources has released central assistance of 734 crore rupees for different irrigation projects. Of the total amount released last week, 247 crore rupees were for nine prioritized projects under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) for Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme (AIBP) works and over 487 crore rupees for Command Area Development (CAD) works of 17 projects.
  • Question 146: _ has received prestigious Crystal Award at World Economic Forum?
  • Explanation:Bollywood Superstar Shah Rukh Khan received the prestigious Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum in Davos last night for raising awareness about human rights issues and his work for acid attacks victims.
  • Question 147: ___ will be the new the Chief Election Commissioner of India?
  • Explanation:Om Prakash Rawat today took over as the Chief Election Commissioner. He succeeded Achal Kumar Joti who has retired . Mr Rawat's tenure will end in December this year. He was appointed Election Commissioner in August 2015.
  • Question 148: UN has approved ___ million dollar cut in annual budget for next year?
  • Explanation: The United Nations has approved a 286 million US dollar cut in its annual budget for the next year, a five per cent historic reduction in spending. The UN said in a statement that the General Assembly on Sunday approved the regular budget of 5.3 billion dollars for 2018-2019.
  • Question 149: Siddharth Singh is related with...?
  • Explanation:Young Indian shuttler Siddharth Pratap Singh secured his maiden international title, bagging the Swedish Open Junior International Series with a straight-game victory over Denmark's Mads Christophersen in the finals in Uppsala in Sweden.
  • Question 150: Recently, ___ government has announced various initiatives for inclusive development of the tribal population in the state?
  • Explanation:The initiatives include special ration cards, setting up of tribal research institutes and Eklavya Mode Residential Schools among others. Speaking in the Assembly yesterday, State Tribal Affairs Minister Choudhary Zulfkar Ali said, multiple steps have been taken in education, agriculture, dairy and sheep husbandry sectors to uplift the tribals.
  • Question 151: Mahamastakabhisheka of Bhagavan Bahubali in Shranabelagola takes place in...?
  • Explanation:The President Ramnath Kovind is slated to inaugurate 88th Mahamastakabhisheka of Bhagavan Bahubali in Shranabelagola on February 7th. The anointing ceremony of 57 feet high gigantic monolithic statue of Lord Gommateshwara Bahubali that stands on the Vindyagiri hill is held once in 12 years. The Mahotsav will be held from February 7th to 26th.
  • Question 152: ___ hosts Sagar Fair ?
  • Explanation:The West Bengal Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee has said that the Sagar Fair at the confluence of river Ganga and the Bay of Bengal is as holy as any other holy place in the country.
  • Question 153: As per IMF India will Grow at ___ in 2018?
  • Explanation:According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), India is projected to grow at 7.4% in 2018 as against China’s 6.8%, making it the fastest growing country among the emerging economies.
  • Question 154: Government will infuse over Rs 88,139 crore in ___ PSBs
  • Explanation:The government today announced 88,139 crore capital infusion in 20 Public Sector Banks (PSBs) during the current fiscal to boost lending and revive growth. The capital infusion plan for 2017-18 includes 80,000 crore rupees through Recapitalization Bonds and 8,139 crore rupees as budgetary support. IDBI Bank will get the highest amount of 10,610 crore rupees followed by State Bank of India 8,800 crore rupees.
  • Question 155: Sushma Swaraj inaugurates India-ASEAN Friendship Park
  • Explanation:The name of the park has been inscribed in the all the languages of ASEAN countries. Speaking on the occasion, Mrs Swaraj said, the park will attract the attention of all the visitors. She said, it demonstrates the shared commitment of India and the ASEAN nations of protecting the environment.
  • Question 156: The indigenous 14 seater __ prototype 1N aircraft was successfully flight tested in Bengaluru today.
  • Explanation:The maiden flight took off from HAL airport and flew for about 40 minutes at the maximum height of 8500 feet clocking the speed of 145 knots. It was a textbook flight with all the system parameters found to be normal.
  • Question 157: Ashok Gajapathi Raju announcesd name of ___ new airports, helipads to be set-up under UDAN?
  • Explanation:Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju today announced the name of 73 new airports and helipads to be set-up under the Regional Connectivity Scheme UDAN. He announced the results of second bidding round of UDAN at a press conference in New Delhi.
  • Question 158: Bharat Parv will begin at __ on Republic Day?
  • Explanation:As part of the Republic Day celebrations, cultural extravaganza Bharat Parv will begin at the Red Fort in Delhi from Friday. The prime objective of the event is to generate a patriotic mood, promote the rich cultural diversity of the country and to ensure wider participation of the general public.
  • Question 159: National Girl Child Day is observed on .... ?
  • Explanation:Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), Mr Rakesh Srivastava launched the Phase -1 i.e. the beneficiary module of the Rapid Reporting System (RSS) for the Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG) on the occasion of National Girl Child Day (24th January).
  • Question 160: Rakhi Halder is related with..?
  • Explanation:Lifter Rakhi Halder created a new national record in clean and jerk en route to a gold medal in the 63kg women's category in the 33rd Women Senior National Weightlifting Championships, in Mangaluru today.
  • Question 161: India will Host ___ International Energy Forum Meet?
  • Explanation:The 16th International Energy Forum (IEF) Ministerial meeting will be held in New Delhi in April 2018. According to the Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan, the meeting will be hosted by Government of India in New Delhi and co-hosted by the Government of China and South Korea.
  • Question 162: and World Bank Sign $120 million Loan Agreement for Water Supply ?
  • Explanation:The Government of India, the Government of Uttarakhand and the World Bank Board signed a $120 million Loan Agreement which will help increase access to improved water supply services in peri-urban areas in the State of Uttarakhand.
  • Question 163: Goverment has allowed ___ Small Finance Banks and ___ Payments Banks to offer Atal Pension Yojana
  • Explanation:Government has allowed Small Finance Banks and Payments Banks to offer Atal Pension Yojana (APY). Finance Ministry in a statement said, 10 Small Finance Banks and 11 Payment Banks have got license from Reserve Bank of India to start banking operations in the country.
  • Question 164: ___ will host informal WTO Ministerial gathering in March
  • Explanation:Trade ministers from various countries including Australia, Japan and Switzerland met today for an informal WTO ministerial gathering in Davos to discuss the way forward for the global trade organisation, with India offering to host another such meeting in March. The meeting, also attended by the US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, was held on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual summit. India was represented by Deepak Jagdish Saksena, ambassador and permanent representative to the WTO.
  • Question 165: Mobile app ___ has been launched to track the status of consignments.
  • Explanation:Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has appealed the officers to perform the role of trade facilitator to cut down costs, time and bring efficiency to the system.On the occasion, Mr Jaitley also launched ICETRAK app of CBEC. The app tracks the status of consignments.
  • Question 166: Where is Neral-Matheran train service ?
  • Explanation:The Neral-Matheran narrow gauge train service, immensely popular with tourists, resumed today after it was discontinued in May 2016 due to safety concerns following two derailments. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who e-inaugurated the service at a railway function at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai , said that resumption of the service would boost tourism.
  • Question 167: AS on January India's Foreign exchange reserves was ___ billion?
  • Explanation:The rally in the foreign exchange reserves continued for the fourth week in a row, and scaled a new peak at 414.784 billion USD in the week to January 19, helped by rise in foreign currency assets. According to the Reserve Bank data issued in Mumbai showed that the reserves rose by 959.1 million USD to touch during the reporting week. In the previous week, the reserves had touched 413.825 billion USD after it rose by 2.7 billion USD.
  • Question 168: Assam government has identified ___ focus sectors to be highlighted during Global Investors Summit
  • Explanation:The Assam government has identified 12 focus sectors to be highlighted during the Global Investors Summit to be held in Guwahati on the 3rd and 4th of next month. Talking to reporters, State Commerce and Industry Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary today said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will attend the event. He said, several Union ministers, delegates from foreign countries and industry leaders will attend also the summit.
  • Question 169: Government has collected ___ crore rupees under GST in the December 2017?
  • Explanation:Government has collected 86,703 crore rupees under GST in the last month. Finance Ministry said, one crore taxpayers have been registered under GST so far. Of them over 17 lakh are Composition Dealers which are required to file returns every quarter. It said, over 56 lakh GSTR 3B returns have been filed for the month of December till yesterday.
  • Question 170: Hugh Masekela was related with..?
  • Explanation:Trumpeter, composer and singer Hugh Masekela, affectionately known as the - father of South African jazz has died after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 78.
  • Question 171: International Customs Day is observed on ....?
  • Explanation:International Customs Day (ICD) recognizes the role of custom officials and agencies in maintaining border security. It focuses on the working conditions and challenges that customs officers face in their jobs.
  • Question 172: Who is UIDAI CEO
  • Explanation:The UIDAI today asserting that Aadhaar is an identification and not a profiling tool. Fielding questions on Twitter in a live chat, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) CEO Ajay Bhushan
  • Question 173: The Ministry of Finance has announced that Payments Banks and Small Finance Banks will offer social security scheme named ____________ to their subscribers?
  • Explanation:Payments banks is a new model of banks conceptualised by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). These banks can accept a restricted deposit, which is currently limited to ₹1 lakh per customer and may be increased further. These banks cannot issue loans and credit cards.
  • Question 174: India and ___________ released first ever set of commemorative postage stamps to mark the long-term friendly bilateral relationships between the two countries.
  • Explanation:India and Vietnam released first ever set of commemorative postage stamps to mark the long-term friendly bilateral relationships between the two countries.
  • Question 175: ___ has launched the release of benefits under Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Vikas Yojana, aimed at the inclusive growth of the distressed sections of the society.
  • Explanation:The government is likely to impose anti-dumping duty on a Chinese antibiotic. The commerce ministry's investigation arm Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties,DGAD has recommended levy of up to 9.48 dollar per kg in its final findings.
  • Question 176: ___ has become the first Indian Metro to get a Floating Market.
  • Explanation:Kolkata has become the first Indian Metro to get a Floating Market. The market will be located on a water-body with boats doubling up as shops. The market, located on the eastern fringes of the city, was inaugurated by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
  • Question 177: Name the first woman chairman of Indian Banks’ Association (IBA).
  • Explanation:Usha Ananthasubramanian, managing director at Allahabad BankBSE -1.28 % has become the first woman chairman of the Indian Banks' Association, the 71-year old industry body for banks.
  • Question 178: ___ heads of ASEAN countries were the chief guests at Republic Day?
  • Explanation:India celebrated its 69th Republic Day on 26th January in Rajpath, New Delhi.
  • Question 179: ___ has won the first prize at the Republic Day parade 2018 in New Delhi.
  • Explanation:Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has congratulated the team behind the state's tableau which won the first prize at the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. The certificate issued by the Ministry of Defence says that the tableau on the coronation ceremony of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, presented by Maharashtra at the Republic Day parade this year, has been awarded the first prize. Mr Fadnavis in a tweet said it was a great news and proud moment.
  • Question 180: ___ will be next foreign secretary of India?
  • Explanation:Seasoned diplomat Vijay Keshav Gokhale will take charge as the next foreign secretary today, succeeding S Jaishankar. A 1981-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, Mr Gokhale is currently serving as the Secretary (Economic Relations) in the Ministry of External Affairs.
  • Question 181: How many players have won 20 or more Grand Slam singles titles before Roger Federer
  • Explanation: His sixth Australian Open Crown brought the Swiss star to the elite group of Margaret Court, Serena Williams and Steffi Graf, the only players to have won 20 or more Grand Slam singles titles.
  • Question 182: Recently, super computer ___ has been launced?
  • Explanation:Environment Minister Harshvardhan has launched a 2.8 PetaFlops capacity high-performance computer system 'Mihir' in NOIDA. The system will be able to predict weather and climate accurately. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Harshvardhan said, this will be helpful in addressing the various issues of agriculture operations and fishing in the country. He said the system will help the MeT department in predicting severe climate-related calamities and warnings for fishermen.
  • Question 183: ___ has launched - Shakti - app for women’s safety in the state?
  • Explanation:Jai Ram Thakur, the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, has launched the - Shakti - app to ensure safety and protection of women in the state. The app was developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) of the Himachal Pradesh government. It would be available in both Hindi and English languages and would not require internet connectivity.
  • Question 184: The first-ever India-Vietnam Bilateral Army Exercise (VINBAX-2018) has started in ...?
  • Explanation: The first-ever India-Vietnam Bilateral Army Exercise, christened as - VINBAX-2018 - has started in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh on January 29, as part of joint training undertaken with friendly foreign countries by Indian Army. It is the first-ever military exercise between the two countries.
  • Question 185: India’s first ever - Khadi Haat - has been launched in ...?
  • Explanation: To mark the 69th Republic Day 2018, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) have launched the India’s first-ever ‘Khadi Haat’ in Connaught Place, New Delhi.
  • Question 186: Govt launches Rapid Detection Kits to detect Adulterants in Fresh ...?
  • Explanation:The government has launched the Rapid Detection Kits to detect Adulterants in Fresh Fish. Launching the kit in New Delhi, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said, the kit will help in detecting chemicals in the fish. He said continuous ingestion of ammonia and formaldehyde can lead to many health issues including abdominal pain, vomiting, unconsciousness, and sometimes even cause death.
  • Question 187: ___ has launched Let Us Play Football scheme?
  • Explanation: In Jammu and Kashmir, though it's not a suitable season to play football in a region like Ladakh where the temperature these days is dipping below -15, School Children in Kargil on Monday played football with full spirit and enthusiasm under Let Us Play Football scheme.
  • Question 188: Manoj Kumar is related with...?
  • Explanation:In Boxing, India was assured of a medal on the opening day of the India Open in New Delhi yesterday, while top pugilists like MC Mary Kom and Manoj Kumar advanced to the quarterfinals. Pooja in the 69-kilogram weight category assured India of a medal after she made it to the semifinals, without even a fight, due to the small size of her draw.
  • Question 189: Under-19 Cricket World Cup will be played between ,,,?
  • Explanation: India has stormed into the final of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup with a stunning 203-run win over arch-rivals Pakistan in the semi-final at Christchurch in New Zealand. Man of the match Shubman Gill hit a century with his unbeaten 102. Paceman Ishan Porel bagged 4 wickets.
  • Question 190: Anti-Leprosy Day is observed on..?
  • Explanation:Jan. 30 is Anti-Leprosy Day. The day, observed every year on the Martyrdom Day of Mahatma Gandhi, remembers his selfless efforts and care for the people affected by leprosy. Anti-Leprosy day aims to make people aware of the real need to fight the infectious disease. A campaign named as the ‘Sparsh’ Leprosy Awareness Campaign, has been organised in all the Gram Sabhas throughout the country by the Central Leprosy Division of the Health Ministry.
  • Question 191: ___ is hosting the 2018 National Handloom Expo ?
  • Explanation: The National Handloom Expo (NHE) has been inaugurated by Assam Handloom and Textile Minister Ranjit Dutta at Guwahati, Assam on January 29, 2018.
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