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  • Question 1: ___ is hosting the first-ever India-US Ocean Dialogue?
  • Explanation:The first-ever India-US Ocean Dialogue has started in Goa on November 1, 2017, which is being hosted by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Institute of Oceanography (CSIR-NIO). The purpose of the Ocean dialogue is to promote sustainable development of the Blue Economy. According to the World Bank, the Blue Economy is a sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs, and ocean ecosystem health.
  • Question 2: ___ is hosting the 2017 Global clubfoot conference?
  • Explanation:The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind has inaugurated the Global Clubfoot Conference at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on November 1, 2017. The 2-day conference is organised by the CURE India in partnership with the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  • Question 3: Which country will be the ‘Country of Honour’ at the 36th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) 2017?
  • Explanation:The 36th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) 2017 has open at the Expo Centre in Sharjah on November 1 with theme “A World inside My Book”. The book fair will see the participation of 1,650 publishing houses from 60 countries. More than 15 lakh titles will be on display throughout the 11-day celebration of literature, knowledge and culture.
  • Question 4: Who has taken over charge as new Director-General (DG) of National Investigation Agency (NIA)?
  • Explanation:Yogesh Chander Modi, a 1984 batch IPS officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre, has taken charge as new Director General of National Investigation Agency (NIA) and will hold the post till his superannuation, i.e. May 31, 2021.
  • Question 5: Who has been appointed as the Karnataka’s first woman Director General and Inspector General of Police (DG-IGP)?
  • Explanation:Neelmani N. Raju, a 1983 batch IPS officer, has been appointed as the Karnataka’s first-ever woman Director General and Inspector General of Police (DG-IGP). She will take over from Rupak Kumar Dutta, who is retiring from service.
  • Question 6: Name the 95th Prime Minister of Japan?
  • Explanation:Japanese lawmakers have reelected Shinzo Abe as the country’s 95th Prime Minister on November 1, 2017 after his party won a landslide victory in last month’s general election. Abe was reelected by both Houses of the Diet.
  • Question 7: What is the India’s rank in the latest World Bank (WB)’s Ease of Doing Business ranking 2018?
  • Explanation:India has gained 30 places to rank 100th among 190 countries in the latest ease of doing business ranking by the World Bank (WB), in its Doing Business 2018 report. The improvement was due to a slew of reforms in taxation, licensing, investor protection and bankruptcy resolution. New Zealand has topped the list, followed by Singapore, Denmark, South Korea, Hong Kong, United States and United Kingdom.
  • Question 8: Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has increased the maximum age of joining National Pension Scheme (NPS) Private Sector from the 60 to.....?
  • Explanation:Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has increased the maximum age of joining National Pension Scheme (NPS) Private Sector from the 60 to 65 years of age to increase the pension coverage in the country.
  • Question 9: Which state government will give lifetime monthly pensions to - Hindi Satyagrahis?
  • Explanation:The Haryana government has recently announced lifetime monthly pension of Rs 10,000 for ‘Hindi Satyagrahis’ and those from the state who were jailed during the Emergency. For this, the state government has identified 194 ‘Satyagrahis’ who were imprisoned during the ‘Hindi Satyagraha’ launched by the Punjab Arya Pratinidhi Sabha in 1957 to promote the language.
  • Question 10: Which Indian bollywood personality has been honoured with the 2017 Parmod Mahajan Smriti Award?
  • Explanation:Veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher has been honoured with the 2017 Pramod Mahajan Smriti Award in Pune, Maharashtra on October 29, 2017. Kher is awarded along with Saira Banu, who is UN ambassador for HeforShe. The award was instituted by Pune-based organization ‘Muktachhand’ in memory of Late former Union Minister Pramod Mahajan.
  • Question 11: The joint training exercise “PRABAL DOSTYK – 2017″ is between India and ....?
  • Explanation:The 14-day joint training exercise “PRABAL DOSTYK – 2017” has started between the Indian Army and the Kazakhstan Army at Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh. The purpose of the joint exercise is to enhance the military ties between the two countries as also at achieving interoperability between the two armies.
  • Question 12: Which city is hosting the 9th CMS Vatavaran Film Festival and Forum?
  • Explanation:The 9th edition of CMS Vatavaran, India’s only International Environment & Wildlife Film Festival and Forum, has started at Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti in New Delhi on November 2, 2017. The theme of the 5-day fest is “Conservation 4 Water”. The aim of fest is to create awareness and sensitize people through films and discussions regarding water conservation and the inter-connectedness of climate change and water, water struggles in a world dealing with global warming, climate variability, bio-diversity loss, and environmental damage.
  • Question 13: Winner of Ezhuthachan Puraskaram-2017 is...?
  • Explanation:K Satchidanandan, noted Malayalam Poet and literary critic, has been selected for the prestigious 2017 Ezhuthachan Puraskaram, the highest literary award of the Government of Kerala, him for his contributions to Malayalam literature and poetry. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh and a citation. Satchidanandan is the former Editor of Indian Literature journal and the former Secretary of Sahitya Akademi.
  • Question 14: Who has been appointed as Honorary Consul General in Hyderabad by the Republic of Korea?
  • Explanation:Suresh Chukkapalli, Chairman of Phoenix Group of Hyderabad, has been appointed as Honorary Consul General in Hyderabad by the Republic of Korea, with consular jurisdiction over the state of Telangana. He was given charge/invested formally at a ceremony in New Delhi.
  • Question 15: ___ is hosting World Youth Forum?
  • Explanation:Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Col Rajyavardhan Rathore has left for Egypt to attend World Youth Forum, scheduled to be held at Sharam El Shiekh. The five-day forum will be inaugurated by the President of Egypt Mr Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
  • Question 16: Which country is hosting the 21st World Congress of Mental Health (WCMH) 2017?
  • Explanation:The 21st World Congress of Mental Health has started in New Delhi with theme “Partnerships for Mental Health” on November 2, 2017, which is organised by the World Federation for Mental Health in partnership with Caring Foundation and other institutions.
  • Question 17: Winner of Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award 2017?
  • Explanation:Veteran actor and playwright Girish Karnad will be honoured by Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 at the literature festival’s annual awards ceremony which will be held on November 19 at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Nariman Point, Mumbai.
  • Question 18: Gagan Narang clinched silver in ___ rifle prone event at Commonwealth Shooting Championships in Brisbane?
  • Explanation:Olympic bronze-medallist Gagan Narang won a silver medal in the men’s 50m rifle prone event of the Commonwealth Shooting Championships on November 2, 2017.
  • Question 19: Who is the author of the book “Dreamnation: Uniting a Country with Handwritten Dreams”?
  • Explanation:The book titled “Dreamnation: Uniting a Country with Handwritten Dreams” has been co-authored by Saji Mathew and Jubie John and is published by Bloomsbury. Its’ an illustrative book containing inspiring words of Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, which was released online by Indian women cricket team captain Mithali Raj on the 86th birth anniversary of the former Indian President.
  • Question 20: Centre to provide Rs 700 crore for development of Maoist-affected districts of .... ?
  • Explanation:The funds will be provided in the next three years under Special Central Assistance Scheme. A meeting, presided over by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, was held in New Delhi yesterday to review development works and security operations in Maoist-affected regions of the state.
  • Question 21: Which word has been named official word of the year 2017 by Collins dictionary?
  • Explanation:Fake news has been named official word of the year 2017 by Collins dictionary due to its widespread use around the world. The UK-based dictionary writer found that the use of this word registered a 365% rise in the last 12 months.
  • Question 22: India’s first-ever conservation reserve for black buck will come up in which city?
  • Explanation:India’s first-ever conservation reserve for black buck will come up on over 126 hectares in the trans-Yamuna region of Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. The State cabinet has recently approved a Blackbuck Conservation Reserve in the Meja forest division that is known for its rocky, undulating and arid terrain.
  • Question 23: Which state will host the second edition of Nobel Prize Series – India?
  • Explanation:Recently, the Department of Biotechnology has signed a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nobel Media AB and the Goa government to host the Nobel Prize Series – India during February 1-2, 2018 in Goa.
  • Question 24: ___ is hosting the International Conference on “Ramayan Circuit and Mithila-Awadh Relations”?
  • Explanation:The International Conference on “Ramayan Circuit and Mithila-Awadh Relations” has started at Janakpur in Nepal on November 3, 2017. Eminent experts from India and Nepal are participating in 2 day event.
  • Question 25: What is the India’s rank in the 2017 World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap index?
  • Explanation:India slipped 21 places on the 2017 World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap index to rank 108th among 144 countries, primarily due to less participation of women in the economy and low wages. The index is topped by the Iceland, followed by Norway, Finland, Rwanda and Sweden. As per the report, the global average annual earnings for a female stood at $12,000, while for a male it was as high as $21,000.
  • Question 26: The 2017 World Food India (WFI) has started in...?
  • Explanation:PM Narendra Modi has inaugurated the 3-day long World Food India (WFI) 2017 fair at the India Gate Lawns in New Delhi on November 3, 2017, which aimed to attract $10 billion investment in food processing sector and to generate 1 million jobs in the next 3 years in India.
  • Question 27: The Assam government has recently signed MoU with which country for skilling state’s youth?
  • Explanation:The Assam government has recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) and Terms of Reference (ToR) with Singapore for skilling over 78,000 rural youths in the state by 2019 and greening Guwahati. The MoU and ToR for setting up the North East Skills Centre (NESC) was signed between Skill, Employment and Entrepreneurship Department of Assam government and ITE Education Service of Singapore.
  • Question 28: The bi-annual multilateral exercise ‘Blue Flag-17’ has started in ...?
  • Explanation:The bi-annual multilateral exercise ‘Blue Flag-17’ has started at Uvda Air Force Base in Israel from November 2 to 16, 2017. In it, 45 member contingent of the Indian Air Force (IAF) is participating with the C-130J special operations aircraft along with Garud commandos.
  • Question 29: Who led the Indian delegation at the 7th Asia Ministerial Energy Roundtable (AMER7)?
  • Explanation:Dharmendra Pradhan, the Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, has led the Indian delegation at the IEF 7th Asia Ministerial Energy Roundtable (AMER7), which took place in Bangkok, Thailand from 1-3 November 2017.
  • Question 30: National Cycling Championship was organized in ___ to promote fuel conservation.
  • Explanation:Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Film actor Farhan Akhtar and cricketer Munaf Patel flagged off the event. It was organised by the Petroleum Conservation Research Association.
  • Question 31: ____ has topped the 2017 Gender Vulnerability Index (GVI), which is recently released by the Child development NGO Plan India?
  • Explanation:Goa has topped the 2017 Gender Vulnerability Index (GVI) with score 0.649, which is recently released by the Child development NGO Plan India during its national conference in New Delhi on November 1. Kerala has acquired 2nd position followed by Mizoram and Sikkim. Bihar ranked the lowest at 30, with Delhi faring only slightly better at 29 and Uttar Pradesh at 28.
  • Question 32: The 2017 World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD) is observed on ....?
  • Explanation:The World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD) is observed every year on November 5 to spread awareness among people across the world in matters related to the dangers of tsunami and shall stress on the importance of early warning systems in order to mitigate damage from the often devastating natural hazard.
  • Question 33: Who will be the new US Ambassador to India?
  • Explanation:Kenneth Juster, a top economic expert on India, has been appointed as the new US Ambassador to India, which is unanimously confirmed by US Senate on November 3, 2017.
  • Question 34: The 1st Heli Expo India and International Civil Helicopter Conclave-2017 has started in which city?
  • Explanation:The 1st Heli Expo India and International Civil Helicopter Conclave-2017 was inaugurated at the Pawan Hans Heliport, Rohini in New Delhi on November 4, 2017. The 2-day conclave was organised by Pawan Hans Limited, a Mini Ratna company of Ministry of Civil Aviation in association with PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry with theme ‘Enhancing Connectivity’.
  • Question 35: Which union ministry has launched Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana to promote philately?
  • Explanation:The Pan India scholarship program for school children “Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana” has launched by Union Minister of Communications Manoj Sinha to increase the reach of Philately. Under the scheme of SPARSH, the annual scholarships will be awarded to children of Standard VI to IX having good academic record and also pursuing Philately as a hobby through a competitive selection process in all postal circles.
  • Question 36: Which Indian temple has won the UNESCO Asia Pacific Award of Merit 2017?
  • Explanation:Tamil Nadu’s historic Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam has won the UNESCO Asia Pacific Award of Merit 2017 for cultural heritage conservation. The main reasons for the temple to won the UN award are as follows: Use of traditional methods in renovating its structures and re-establishment of rainwater harvesting and historic drainage system, and to augment water and prevent flooding.
  • Question 37: Asian Women's Boxing Championships 2017 held at...?
  • Explanation:Five-time world champion M C Mary Kom on Tuesday entered the final of Asian Women's Boxing Championships at Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.
  • Question 38: Who has been chosen for the 53rd Jnanpith Award 2017?
  • Explanation:Krishna Sobti (92), the renowned Hindi Litterateur, has been chosen for the 53rd Jnanpith Award for the year 2017 for her path-breaking contribution to Indian literature. She is known for experimenting with new writing styles and creating bold and daring characters in her stories who were ready to accept all challenges.
  • Question 39: The National Cycling Championship (NCC) was organized in ...?
  • Explanation:The National Cycling Championship has started from the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on November 5, 2017 to promote fuel conservation. The event is organised by the Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) in four categories – Elite Cycling (50km/30km), Amateur Ride (30 km), Open Ride (10 km) and Green Ride (5 km). Approx 5,000 participants are taking part in the event, which are enrol for various categories via online registration.
  • Question 40: Which city is hosting the 2017 World Youth Forum (WYF)?
  • Explanation:The 2017 World Youth Forum has started at Sharam El Shiekh in Egypt on November 4, 2017. The 5-day forum has inaugurated by the President of Egypt Mr Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. From India, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Col Rajyavardhan Rathore is participating in the forum.
  • Question 41: Name the new Finance Secretary of India?
  • Explanation:Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia has been designated as the new Finance Secretary of India. Adhia is a 1981 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre. The post was vacant after former Finance and Expenditure Secretary Ashok Lavasa retired on October 31, 2017.
  • Question 42: 2017 conference of States Power Ministers held in...?
  • Explanation:The 2-day conference of Ministers for Power and New and Renewable Energy of States and Union Territories will be held at Rajgir in Bihar from November 10, 2017. The conference will be inaugurated by Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy Raj Kumar Singh.
  • Question 43: Which committee has been constituted by the Central Government to probe into NTPC’s Unchahar Thermal Power Plant incident?
  • Explanation:The Union Power Ministry has constituted a 4-member committee to investigate into the causes of the recent accident that occurred on 1st November 2017 at NTPC’s Unchahar Thermal Power Plant in Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli district. T
  • Question 44: The Indo-Nepal folk crafts festival held in...?
  • Explanation:A theme based India-Nepal Folk Crafts Festival has started at Kathmandu, Nepal on November 7, 2017. The 5-day festival is organised by South Asia Foundation (SAF) in association with Council of Handicrafts Development Corporations (COHANDS), Embassy of India in Kathmandu, Embassy of Nepal in New Delhi and BP Koirala India-Nepal Foundation.
  • Question 45: Which Multi-Agency Group (MAG) has reconstituted by the Union Government to probe into cases of Paradise Papers?
  • Explanation:The Union Government has reconstituted Multi-Agency Group (MAG) to probe into cases of Paradise Papers, which is also probing the Panama Papers leak. The reconstituted MAG headed by the Sushil Chandra, the Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), will have representatives from ED, RBI and Financial Intelligence Unit.
  • Question 46: Who has been appointed the new Special Secretary in Union commerce ministry?
  • Explanation:Binoy Kumar, a 1983-batch IAS officer of the Telangana cadre, has been appointed the new Special Secretary in commerce ministry. He is the Director General of Directorate General of Supplies and Disposals (DGS&D), the procurement arm of the central government that closed on October 31.
  • Question 47: India has pledged to contribute how much amount to UN partnership fund at the 2017 UN Pledging Conference for Development Activities?
  • Explanation:India has pledged additional $100 million towards India-UN Development Partnership Fund to help the poorest nations achieve the world organisation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to reduce poverty and raise the quality of life.
  • Question 48: Where is the headquarters of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)?
  • Explanation:Recently, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has released a global investigation ‘The Paradise Papers’ that reveals the offshore interests and activities of some of the world’s most powerful people and companies, including information about at least 31,000 persons or parties.
  • Question 49: India has signed how much amount of loan agreement with the World Bank (WB) for Odisha Higher Education Programme for Excellence and Equity (OHEPEE) Project?
  • Explanation:India has signed $119 million of financial agreement with the World Bank (WB) for Odisha Higher Education Programme for Excellence and Equity (OHEPEE) project.
  • Question 50: ___ is hosting 20th Children's Film Festival?
  • Explanation:The Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary (TWS) is located in South Tripura District of Tripura and covers an area of about 163.08 square kilometres. It has a number of perennial water rivulets, water bodies and grass land. In this sanctuary, there are patches of virgin forests which are rich in rare vegetation. Indian Gaur (Bison) is an attraction of this sanctuary.
  • Question 51: Name the President of France?
  • Explanation: French President Emmanuel Macron has said he will stress on the importance of stability in Lebanon. Speaking in the United Arab Emirates shortly before departing for Saudi Arabia, Mr Macron said he would emphasise the importance of Lebanese stability and integrity. He said his wish is that all Lebanese political officials live freely in Lebanon.
  • Question 52: Which city is hosting the 2017 India Disaster Response Summit?
  • Explanation:The India Disaster Response Summit has inaugurated by Kiren Rijiju, the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, in New Delhi on November 9, 2017. The summit is jointly organised by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Facebook to leverage social media platforms to ‘prepare, respond and recover’ for, during and after natural disasters in India. Facebook will now share its disaster maps, developed using aggregated, de-identified data, with NDMA. These maps can aid swift disaster response by providing real-time, actionable information. The Disaster Information Volunteers (DIV) programme, which is being executed by SEEDS, will establish a network of volunteers to provide real-time, first-hand information on disasters in their local communities. The programme will be piloted in two disaster prone states — Assam and Uttarakhand.
  • Question 53: Which country is hosting the 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit?
  • Explanation:The 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit has started in Danang, Vietnam with theme “Creating New Dynamism, Fostering a Shared Future” on November 10, 2017. The 2-day summit will gives an opportunity to tout the benefits of global free trade. The 2017 summit will highlight Vietnamese culture, as well as represent the five components, which are as follows: Dynamism, creativity, action, unity, and movement to the future.
  • Question 54: The Udaypur Wildlife Sanctuary (UWS) is located in which state?
  • Explanation:The Udaypur Wildlife Sanctuary (UWS) is located in West Champaran district of Bihar and covers an area of 8.74 square kilometres. It is home to a variety of water birds, both resident and migratory. The sanctuary has areas of swamp forest, dry riverine forest, and khair-sissoo forest. It is in the Lower Gangetic Plains moist deciduous forests eco-region.
  • Question 55: The IDFC Bank has partnered with which digital wallet company for co-branded virtual Visa prepaid card?
  • Explanation:The IDFC Bank has entered into a strategic alliance with mobile wallet major MobiKwik to launch a co-branded virtual Visa prepaid card for customers of MobiKwik. The customers of MobiKwik can generate a 16-digit Visa virtual card through the app and use it for e-commerce and online transactions. In it, one need not be a customer of IDFC Bank to use the co-branded pre-paid card. This pre-paid card will now allow MobiKwik users to shop from Amazon or Flipkart where currently MobiKwik wallet use is not allowed. This Visa pre-paid card is replica of the wallet and can be used anywhere.
  • Question 56: Which Indian city has been included in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network for its rich musical tradition?
  • Explanation:As many as 64 cities from 44 countries have been designated as UNESCO Creative Cities by its Director General Irina Bokova. In it, Chennai has been included in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network for its rich musical tradition. Some of the other cities included along with Chennai are Alba (Italy), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Auckland (New Zealand), Cairo (Egypt), Cape Town (South Africa), Manchester (UK), and Milan (Italy). With this, the UNESCO Creative Cities Network now counts a total of 180 cities in 72 countries. From India, Jaipur and Varanasi are the other Indian cities that feature on the list.
  • Question 57: Where is the headquarters of the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (NAFED)?
  • Explanation:The National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED) is an apex organization of marketing cooperatives for agricultural produce in India. Its headquarters is located in New Delhi. Recently, it is in news because Consumer Affairs Ministry led-Price Stabilization Fund Management Committee (PSFMC) has decided to import onions through government agency to augment the availability of onions in market and moderate prices in New Delhi. In it, Consumer Affairs Secretary Avinash Srivastava stated that NAFED will procure 10 thousand tonnes and the Small Farmers’ Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC) two thousand tonne of onions from producing areas and supply it to consuming areas to enhance its availability.
  • Question 58: The 3rd edition of international film festival “Russian Film Days” in India has started in which city?
  • Explanation:The third edition of international film festival “Russian Film Days” has started at Siri Fort Auditorium in Delhi on November 10, 2017 with a special tribute to Raj Kapoor. It is an initiative to strengthen the Indo-Russian relationship through cinematic and cultural exchange. During the festival over the course of three days, Delhi movie-goers will be able to watch ‘The Bolshoi’, ‘The Ghost of Sonora’, ‘Yana + Yanko’, ‘Kitchen: World chef battle’, and ‘Attraction’ at DT Cinemas in Saket. This year the event expanded its borders and will be held in three major cities—Delhi, Mumbai and Panaji (Goa).The festival will come to an end in Delhi on November 12 before moving to Mumbai. It will conclude at the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Panaji, Goa from November 20.
  • Question 59: Who has been honored with the 2017 National Entrepreneurship Award under Mentor (Government) Category?
  • Explanation:Dr. Renu Swarup, Senior Adviser for Department of Biotechnology (DBT), has been awarded with National Entrepreneurship Award, 2017 under Mentor (Government) category in the Recognition Track at the National Entrepreneurship Award Ceremony, 2017 in New Delhi. Dr. Swarup also holds position of Managing Director, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Public Sector Company.
  • Question 60: Which city to host the first-ever Nordic-Baltic Youth Film Festival?
  • Explanation:The Nordic-Baltic embassies will host the first-ever Nordic-Baltic Youth Film Festival in collaboration with the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi from November 13-18, 2017. The festival will offer a diverse mix of some of the most celebrated and Oscar nominated movies from the Nordic-Baltic region. This platform offers a great opportunity for Nordic-Baltic countries to reflect on the similarities and appreciate their differences. It will also prove to be a platform to enhance people-to-people relations and share the thrill, excitement and experience of watching films together. The Nordic-Baltic countries — Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden, or NB8 — are tied together geographically and historically through trade, culture and many common yet diverse value systems.
  • Question 61: Mary Kom is related with..?
  • Explanation: Five time world champion, Mary Kom notched up her fifth gold medal in 48 kg category in Asian Women's Boxing Championships at Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam today. This was Mary Kom’s fifth final in only six appearances, which means she remains unbeaten in the summit clash of the continental championship.
  • Question 62: Which country hosted the 39th session of the General Conference of the UNESCO?
  • Explanation:The 39th session of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) was held in Paris, France. In it, India has been re-elected as the member of the UNESCO’s executive board, its top decision-making body. The General Conference consists of the representatives of the States Members of the organisation. It meets every two years, and is attended by Member States and Associate Members, together with observers for non-Member States, intergovernmental organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Each country has one vote, irrespective of its size or the extent of its contribution to the budget. The General Conference determines the policies and the main lines of work of the organisation.
  • Question 63: IPPB Bank to become operational in 650 districts by ...?
  • Explanation: They will facilitate financial inclusion. In reply to a question, Minister of Communications Manoj Sinha said in New Delhi that these banks will be linked to 1.55 lakh rural post offices and carry out banking services.
  • Question 64: Who wrote the book - Krishna Ki Atmakatha ?
  • Explanation:Padma Shri Awardee Author Manu Sharma has passed away recently.
  • Question 65: Manu Sharma who died recently was a famous ...?
  • Explanation:Noted author and Padma Shri awardee Manu Sharma died in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh following a prolonged illness.
  • Question 66: Home Loan limit for Central Govt Employees Raised to rupee __ lakh?
  • Explanation:Incorporating the accepted recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, the government has raised the maximum amount that a central government employee can borrow from the government to Rs 25 lakh for new construction/purchase of new house/flat. Earlier this limit was only Rs 7.50 lakh.
  • Question 67: The first State in India to Treat Hepatitis-C Patients with Oral Medicine is... ?
  • Explanation: Haryana has emerged as the first state in the country to treat Hepatitis-C patients through oral medicine, according to the health minister Anil Vij of the state.
  • Question 68: India Disaster Response Summit 2017 held in..?
  • Explanation:The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju has inaugurated the India Disaster Response Summit in New Delhi. The summit was organised jointly by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Facebook.
  • Question 69: Name the Defence Minister of India?
  • Explanation: Senior BJP leader and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that opposing Gujarati and the cause of Gujarat is in the DNA of Congress party.
  • Question 70: Kidambi Srikanth is related with...?
  • Explanation: Star India shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has pulled out of the China Open Superseries tournament due to injury. However, he will be back in action after a week's rest at the Hong Kong Super Series where he will have the chance to reach the World No. 1 ranking.
  • Question 71: Price of new series of SGBs fixed at ___ per gram ?
  • Explanation: The price of the new series of Sovereign Gold Bonds (SGBs) which will open on Monday, has been fixed at 2,961 rupees per gram. Finance Ministry in a statement said, the government, in consultation with the RBI, has decided to offer a discount of 50 rupees per gram to investors applying online and making payments digitally.
  • Question 72: Name the Former Prime Minister of Nepal who died recently?
  • Explanation: He first became Prime Minister of Nepal in 1969. Bista served three times as PM from 1969 to 1970, 1971 to 1973 and 1977 to 1979.
  • Question 73: Name the President of France?
  • Explanation: French President Emmanuel Macron has said he will stress on the importance of stability in Lebanon. Speaking in the United Arab Emirates shortly before departing for Saudi Arabia, Mr Macron said he would emphasise the importance of Lebanese stability and integrity. He said his wish is that all Lebanese political officials live freely in Lebanon.
  • Question 74: Public Service Broadcasting Day is observed on...
  • Explanation:Public Service Broadcasting Day is being observed today. The day is observed every year to commemorate the first and last visit of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi to the studio of All India Radio, Delhi in 1947.
  • Question 75: Which country is hosting the 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit?
  • Explanation:The 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit has started in Danang, Vietnam with theme “Creating New Dynamism, Fostering a Shared Future” on November 10, 2017.
  • Question 76: The IDFC Bank has partnered with which digital wallet company for co-branded virtual Visa prepaid card?
  • Explanation:The IDFC Bank has entered into a strategic alliance with mobile wallet major MobiKwik to launch a co-branded virtual Visa prepaid card for customers of MobiKwik.
  • Question 77: Which Indian city has been included in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network for its rich musical tradition?
  • Explanation:As many as 64 cities from 44 countries have been designated as UNESCO Creative Cities by its Director General Irina Bokova. In it, Chennai has been included in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network for its rich musical tradition. Some of the other cities included along with Chennai are Alba (Italy), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Auckland (New Zealand), Cairo (Egypt), Cape Town (South Africa), Manchester (UK), and Milan (Italy).
  • Question 78: Where is the headquarters of the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (NAFED)?
  • Explanation:In it, Consumer Affairs Secretary Avinash Srivastava stated that NAFED will procure 10 thousand tonnes and the Small Farmers’ Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC) two thousand tonne of onions from producing areas and supply it to consuming areas to enhance its availability.
  • Question 79: The 3rd edition of international film festival “Russian Film Days” in India has started in which city?
  • Explanation:The third edition of international film festival “Russian Film Days” has started at Siri Fort Auditorium in Delhi on November 10, 2017 with a special tribute to Raj Kapoor. It is an initiative to strengthen the Indo-Russian relationship through cinematic and cultural exchange.
  • Question 80: Winner of 2017 National Entrepreneurship Award under Mentor (Government) Category?
  • Explanation:Dr. Renu Swarup, Senior Adviser for Department of Biotechnology (DBT), has been awarded with National Entrepreneurship Award, 2017 under Mentor (Government) category in the Recognition Track at the National Entrepreneurship Award Ceremony, 2017 in New Delhi.
  • Question 81: __ will host the first-ever Nordic-Baltic Youth Film Festival?
  • Explanation:The Nordic-Baltic embassies will host the first-ever Nordic-Baltic Youth Film Festival in collaboration with the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi from November 13-18, 2017. The festival will offer a diverse mix of some of the most celebrated and Oscar nominated movies from the Nordic-Baltic region.
  • Question 82: Mary Kom is related with..?
  • Explanation: Five time world champion, Mary Kom notched up her fifth gold medal in 48 kg category in Asian Women's Boxing Championships at Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam today. This was Mary Kom’s fifth final in only six appearances, which means she remains unbeaten in the summit clash of the continental championship.
  • Question 83: Which country hosted the 39th session of the General Conference of the UNESCO?
  • Explanation:The 39th session of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) was held in Paris, France. In it, India has been re-elected as the member of the UNESCO’s executive board, its top decision-making body.
  • Question 84: Which union ministry will celebrate Child Rights Week ‘Hausla 2017’?
  • Explanation:The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) will celebrate the Child Rights Week Hausla 2017 between 16 and 20 November. To mark the occasion various events will be held including Bal Sansad, painting competition, athletics meet, football, chess competition and speech writing.
  • Question 85: ___ ahs suspended licenses for automatic weapons
  • Explanation:Pakistan has suspended licences for all automatic weapons as part of a commitment by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to ban deadly firearms in the country.
  • Question 86: Who has been appointed the new Director General of Police (DGP) of Telangana State Government?
  • Explanation:Hyderabad Police Commissioner M Mahender Reddy has been appointed the new Director General of Police (DGP) of Telangana State. He will be the second DGP of the state after its formation in 2014.
  • Question 87: Where is Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development ?
  • Explanation:Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu has come out with Youth Development Index and Report 2017.
  • Question 88: The 2017 National Legal Services Day (NLSD) is celebrated on ...?
  • Explanation:The National Legal Services Day (NLSD) is celebrated every year on November 9 to make all people aware about the functions and their activities done by the Legal Services in India.
  • Question 89: India’s first cartoon network theme park - Amaazia - will come up in which city?
  • Explanation:Broadcaster Turner International India and Gujarat-based Rajgreen Group have entered into a brand partnership to set up India’s first Cartoon Network branded amusement park “Amaazia” in Surat, Gujarat. The park is expected to be operational by the first quarter of 2019 on a budget of Rs 450 crore.
  • Question 90: Which language has been declared as the second official language by the Telangana state government?
  • Explanation:K Chandrashekar Rao, the Chief Minister of Telangana, has declared Urdu as the state’s second official language. Every office in the state will now have an Urdu speaking officer.
  • Question 91: Which international organisation will get 2017 Mother Teresa Memorial Award Award for social justice?
  • Explanation:The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been named as the recipient of the Harmony Foundation’s 2017 Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice as an acknowledgement of its exceptional work worldwide.
  • Question 92: Which state has become the India’s first state to treat Hepatitis-C patients through oral medicine?
  • Explanation:Haryana has become the India’s first state to treat Hepatitis-C patients of all categories through oral medicine. This drug will be provided free of cost for permanent residents of all categories at the district level.
  • Question 93: Which country to host the 12th edition of East Asia Summit (EAS-2017)?
  • Explanation:The 12th edition of East Asia Summit (EAS) will be held in Angeles, Philippines on November 13–14, 2017. It is a unique Leaders-led forum of 18 countries of the Asia-Pacific region formed to further the objectives of regional peace, security and prosperity.
  • Question 94: Which union minister has released India Youth Development Index and Report 2017?
  • Explanation:Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, the Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge), has released the India Youth Development Index (YDI) and Report 2017 in New Delhi on November 13, 2017. The Index enables recognizing the high and low performing states, identifies the weak domains and informs the policy makers the priority areas of intervention for youth development in the states.
  • Question 95: The 2017 Public Service Broadcasting Day (PSBD) is celebrated on which date in India?
  • Explanation:The Public Service Broadcasting Day (PSBD) is observed every year on November 12 to commemorate the first and last visit of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi to the studio of All India Radio, Delhi in 1947.
  • Question 96: Who is leading the Indian delegation in the 4th India-Canada Annual Ministerial Dialogue -2017?
  • Explanation:The 4th India-Canada Annual Ministerial Dialogue has started in New Delhi on November 13, 2017. The Indian delegation is led by the Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu and the Canadian International Trade Minister, François-Philippe Champagne is leading the Canadian delegation.
  • Question 97: India’s first Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit held at...?
  • Explanation:India’s first Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit has been organised today at Dantewada in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. The event is being organized by NITI Aayog in partnership with Government of United States of America. The event is a part of 8th Global Entrepreneurship Summit being held in India.
  • Question 98: Which Indian department is organisaing the National Conference on utilization models leveraging BharatNet infrastructure?
  • Explanation:The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is organizing a National Conference with the State Governments and Service Providers to brainstorm and showcase various utilization models leveraging BharatNet infrastructure in New Delhi on November 13, 2017. The Conference will be attended by IT Ministers and IT Secretaries from States. In it, DoT will sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with states for the implementation of BharatNet Phase II. Under BharatNet Phase I, Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) connectivity has reached in over 1, 00, 000 Gram Panchayats (GPs) across different States in the country. By Dec 2017, all 1, 00, 000 GPs will be operational on the BharatNet infrastructure. As of today, almost 90,000 installations have been completed and Services are expected to commence in 80,000 GPs shortly.
  • Question 99: Audrey Azoulay of ___ has been appointed as the new chief of UNESCO ?
  • Explanation:Audrey Azoulay, a former Minister of Culture and Communication of France, has been appointed as the new Director-General (DG) of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
  • Question 100: Who has won the 2017 IBSF World Billiards Championship?
  • Explanation:Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani clinched his 17th world title after thrashing his arch-rival Mike Russell of England in the 2017 IBSF World Billiards Championship at Doha on November 12, 2017.
  • Question 101: Ashok Khale, the veteran cyclist passed away, hailed from ...?
  • Explanation:Veteran cyclist Ashok Khale (64), who was recently injured in the suspected hit-and-run case on the Sion-Panvel highway, has passed away in the Bombay hospital during treatment on November 12, 2017.
  • Question 102: The 2017 traditional Lavi Fair has started in .... ?
  • Explanation:The 4-day traditional Lavi Fair has started at Rampur Bushahr in Himachal Pradesh on November 12, 2017, which was inaugurated by Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat. The 300-year-old Lavi fair is an important trade event between India and Tibet.
  • Question 103: Who is leading the Indian delegation in the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2017 (ABIS 2017)?
  • Explanation:The ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2017 (ABIS 2017) has started in Manila, Philippines from November 12 to serve as a platform for conversations among regional and global stakeholders in the ASEAN Economic Community.
  • Question 104: Who has become the first Indian golfer to qualify for LPGA Tour Championships?
  • Explanation:Aditi Ashok has become the first Indian golfer to qualify for the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship-2017 on the LPGA Tour and will head to Florida to take part in the prestigious event. Apart from Aditi, Nicole Broch Larsen, Peiyun Chien, Nelly Korda , Olafia Kristensdottir, Sung Hyun Park, Madelene Sagstrom and Angel Yin are the other rookies in the field. It will be an extremely competitive field, with each of the Top 10 players taking part and 18 out of the top 20 in the world rankings participating. The $250,000 competition starts on November 16 and will played over four rounds, ending on November 19.
  • Question 105: Ganga Kumari has become the first transgender to be appointed in __ Police ?
  • Explanation:Ganga Kumari, the resident of Raniwara in Jalore district of Rajasthan, has become the first transgender to be appointed in Rajasthan Police. On 13th November 2017, the Rajasthan High Court had directed the police department to appoint Ganga Kumari as a constable within six weeks, after officials denied her a post due to her gender and reported lack of clarity of rules in 2015.
  • Question 106: Who represented India at ‘UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial: Vancouver 2017’?
  • Explanation:Dr. Subhash Bhamre, the Raksha Rajya Mantri, has represented the Government of India at the ‘UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial: Vancouver 2017’, which is held between November 14-15, 2017. It was 2nd time Dr. Bhamre attended the conference. He will be speaking on November 15.
  • Question 107: Which state government is organising the AP AgTech summit 2017?
  • Explanation:Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu has inaugurated the 2017 AP Ag Tech summit, which is organized by the Andhra Pradesh government in Visakhapatnam from November 15.
  • Question 108: Which city is hosting the 15th Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) Conference?
  • Explanation:The 15th edition of Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) Conference has started in New Delhi with theme “Building Trust in the Digital Economy” from November 12-15, 2017. It is organized by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) under the aegis of Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology. This is the first ever conference in India and South Asia, and is expected to be attended by 21 economies. The conference is expected to be attended by over 300 cyber security professionals from the Asia Pacific region, USA, Europe, Industry, Academia, Government and Media.
  • Question 109: India’s first offshore desalination plant will be set up by NIOT in ...?
  • Explanation:India’s first offshore desalination plant will be set up by the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) about 40km from the Ennore coast in Tamil Nadu with a capacity of about 10 million litres of water per day.
  • Question 110: President Ramnath Kovind has launched JOHAR scheme in ___ to double income of rural poor?
  • Explanation:President Ramnath Kovind has launched JOHAR scheme worth Rs 1,500 cr on the occasion of State Establishment-Day in Ranchi, Jharkhand on November 15, 2017. The World Bank aided JOHAR (Jharkhand’s Opportunities For Harnessing Rural Growth) scheme is aimed at doubling the income of two lakh rural poor. On this day, in 2000, Bihar was bifurcated to give birth to Jharkhand.
  • Question 111: Who is the author of the book - Krishna Ki Atmakath ?
  • Explanation:Manu Sharma alias Hanuman Prasad Sharma (89), the noted author and Padma Shri awardee, has passed away in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh on November 9, 2017. He was also the recipient of the prestigious Yash Bharti Award of the Uttar Pradesh government. Sharma has authored several hindi books including Krishna Ki Atmakatha.
  • Question 112: Which country has launched the world’s first fully electric cargo ship?
  • Explanation:China has launched the world’s first all-electric ship in Guangzhou in South China’s Guangdong Province, which can travel up to 80km with 2000-tonnes cargo after a two-hour charge. The vessel, manufactured by the Guangzhou Shipyard International Company Ltd, is powered by a 26-tonne lithium battery. It can cruise at the top speed of 12.8 km per hour. As the ship do not use fossil fuels, it has zero emission, including carbon, sulphur and PM2.5 and it could be used as a passenger liner or a working ship.
  • Question 113: Urdu has become___ 2nd official language
  • Explanation:Telangana Assembly has passed a bill making Urdu the second official language of the state. The Telangana Official Languages (Amendment) Bill - 2017 was passed with all parties supporting it unanimously in the state Assembly yesterday.
  • Question 114: Which country has recently declared Yoga as sports activity?
  • Explanation:The Saudi Arabian government has officially declared Yoga as a ‘Sports Activity’. With this, Yoga is now an official sport practiced under Saudi Ministry of trade and industry.
  • Question 115: Who has been chosen by the Andhra Pradesh Govt for the 2016 NTR National Film Award?
  • Explanation:Superstars Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth have been chosen by the Andhra Pradesh government for the prestigious NTR National Film Award for the years 2014 and 2016 respectively. Ace director K. Raghavendra Rao will receive the same award for 2015. The award was instituted in the memory of Telugu film legend and former Chief Minister Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao.
  • Question 116: Which Indian city to host the 5th edition of Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS-2017)?
  • Explanation:The 5th edition of Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS-2017) will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on November 23. The main objective of the 2-day conference is to have mutual understanding of latest practices in cyberspace, more coordination and security measures.
  • Question 117: The 2017 National Press Day (NPD) is celebrated on ...?
  • Explanation:The National Press Day (NPD) is celebrated every year on November 16 as a symbolic of a free and responsible press in India.
  • Question 118: Winner of the Personality of the Year Award at the IFFI 2017?
  • Explanation:Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan will be honoured with personality of the year award at the 2017 International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa. The award will be given during IFFI which will be held from November 20-November 28. Mr. Bachchan has starred in over 190 Indian films in a career spanning almost five decades. He has won four national awards for best actor and 15 Filmfare Awards. IFFI founded in 1952, is considered to be one of the most prestigious film festivals in Asia.
  • Question 119: Which Indian personality has been appointed as advisory board member of the Financial Stability Institute (FSI) of the BIS?
  • Explanation:RBI Governor Urjit Patel has been appointed as advisory board member of the Financial Stability Institute (FSI) of the Bank of International Settlement (BIS). The FSI assists financial sector authorities worldwide in strengthening their financial systems.
  • Question 120: Kunwar Narayan, who passed away recently, was associated with ...?
  • Explanation:Kunwar Narayan (90), the renowned poet in Indian literature, has passed away in New Delhi on November 15, 2017. He was honoured with many awards such as Sahitya Akademi Award in Hindi (1995), Jnanpith Award (2005) and Padma Bhushan (2009).
  • Question 121: Who has been appointed as the president of the 36th International Geological Congress (IGC – 2020)?
  • Explanation:Scientist Dr Vijay Prasad Dimri has been appointed as the president of the 36th International Geological Congress (IGC), a global platform for the advancement of earth science, to be held in New Delhi from March 2 -8, 2020. He succeeded Shailesh Nayak. India is hosting the IGC in 2020 after a period of 56 years. The Geological Survey of India (GSI) is the nodal agency for organizing this conference with active support of Indian National Science Academy (INSA) and the support of science academies of Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
  • Question 122: Which is the India’s longest expressway that will soon provide free Wi-Fi services along its length?
  • Explanation:India’s longest expressway from Agra to Lucknow will soon provide free Wi-Fi services on the entire 302-kilometre stretch. As per officials, the UP government has offered to provide space to lay an optical fiber cable (OFC) along the expressway.
  • Question 123: ___ has won Miss World 2017 title?
  • Explanation:Haryana-born Manushi Chhillar today was crowned Miss World 2017 a grand event held in Sanya in China. The announcement was made on the pageant's official Twitter handle.
  • Question 124: ___ has the largest population of the one-horned Rhinos?
  • Explanation: In Assam , the world heritage site Kaziranga national park reopens for visitors today. Kaziranga has the largest population of the one-horned Rhinos.
  • Question 125: ___ is hosting National Hard Court Tennis Championship?
  • Explanation:National Hard Court Tennis Championship will be played in New Delhi.
  • Question 126: on October 2, 2017 ___ has been declared as open defecation free?
  • Explanation: Port Blair declared as open defecation free Along with the rest of the country. Gandhi Jayanti is also being celebrated in Andaman and Nicobar Islands today. Lieutenant Governor Prof. Jagadish Mukhi was the chief guest at a main function held at Mohanpura in Port Blair.
  • Question 127: Mettur dam is built across the river ___?
  • Explanation: The major Mettur dam in Tamil nadu has been opened for irrigation purposes in the state. This follows as the dam has been filled up by water from the reservoirs in neighboring Karnataka state. The Mettur Dam is one of the largest dams in India. Built in 1934, Ever since the Mettur dam across river Cauvery is called Stanley Dam Tamilnadu govt celebrated 75 years of Stanley Dam, where the Cauvery River enters the plains
  • Question 128: H. M. Marathe who died recently was a famous ...?
  • Explanation: Writer and journalist H. M. Marathe passed away last night in Pune at the age of 77. Last rites of Marathe were performed today at Vaikunth Smashanbhumi in Pune. He was well-known journalist and worked with various regional periodicals like Lokprabha, Marmik, and Pudhari.
  • Question 129: ___ has launched a drive against child marriage and dowry on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary?
  • Explanation:Correct answer is: Bihar. Bihar government has launched a drive against child marriage and dowry on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will lead the pledge at Patna and all the government school's, health centres, panchayats, mahadalit tola, local police stations and government and non government offices will follow.
  • Question 130: ___ has decided to observe Gandhi Jayanti as International Day of Non-Violence in the state?
  • Explanation:Haryana government has decided to observe Gandhi Jayanti as International Day of Non-Violence in the state. Various programs involving youth participation are being organized across the state to mark the occasion.
  • Question 131: Where is Benghazi port?
  • Explanation: In Libya, Benghazi port has reopened for the first time in three years after being forced to cease operations because of clashes. The port situated in the eastern part of the country. Commercial operations at the port had ended in 2014 when armed movements, including the Islamic State terror group, occupied the North African country's second city. In a bid to boost business at the facility, port officials announced a temporary customs exemption for all imports through Benghazi.
  • Question 132: ___ is hosting eighth Conference of the Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians (ASSP) ?
  • Explanation:The 8th Conference of ASSP will bring together Speakers and Parliamentarians from the member countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).
  • Question 133: Sukanya Samriddhi Account can be opened up to age of ___ years only from the date of birth?
  • Explanation:Ahead of monetary policy review, the government has kept unchanged the interest rates on small savings schemes like PPF, Kisan Vikas Patra and Sukanya Samriddhi for October-December quarter. The one for girl child savings, Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme will offer 8.3 percent annually.
  • Question 134: What is the capital of Ethiopia?
  • Explanation: President Ram Nath Kovind will embark on a four-day visit to Djibouti and Ethiopia. This is his first overseas visit after assuming the office. In the first leg of visit, he will reach Djibouti.
  • Question 135: As per ___ India's GDP will be $6 trillion by 2027 on digital leap?
  • Explanation: India is likely to be the world's fastest-growing large economy in the next 10 years, driven by digitization, favorable demographics, globalization and reforms, predicts a Morgan Stanley report. According to the global financial services major, the trend line in India's annual GDP growth has been accelerating to 6.9 percent in the 2000s, from 5.8 percent in the 1990s, and this momentum is likely to continue in the next decade as well.
  • Question 136: Name the Indian entrepreneur who has won the prestigious International Business Person of the Year award in London for innovative IT solutions?
  • Explanation:Sasmal is CEO of Subah Group, which employs around 350 people with offices in Guinea, Sierra Leone, New York City and Dubai.
  • Question 137: World Habitat Day is observed on...?
  • Explanation: The United Nations has designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day. The theme for World Habitat Day 2 October 2017 is Housing Policies: Affordable Homes.
  • Question 138: ___ is hosting the Global Wildlife Programme (GWP) conference-2017?
  • Explanation:India is hosting the programme jointly with World Bank (WB) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to address illegal wildlife trade across 19 Asian and African countries.
  • Question 139: Which committee has drafted the 3rd National Wildlife Action Plan (NWAP) for 2017-2031?
  • Explanation: The 3rd National Wildlife Action Plan (NWAP) for 2017-2031 has recently unveiled by Dr. Harsh Vardhan , the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change(MoEFCC), at the 2017 Global Wildlife Programme (GWP) conference in New Delhi.
  • Question 140: Who is the winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine 2017?
  • Explanation:The trio has discovered that how plants, animals and humans adapt their biological rhythm so that it is synchronised with the Earth revolutions.
  • Question 141: ___ committee has been formed that will examine how Other Backward Castes can be sub-categorised to ensure a more equitable distribution of reservation.
  • Explanation: The panel will be headed by G Rohini, who retired earlier this year as the first woman chief justice of the Delhi high court. The commission will submit its report on the politically sensitive issue in three months.
  • Question 142: ___ is hosting the sixth edition of the World Government Summit?
  • Explanation: India will be the guest of honour during the sixth edition of the World Government Summit scheduled from February 11th - 13th, 2018 in Dubai. The World Government Summit has said that the hosting of India comes as part of its endeavor to strengthen its partnerships with countries with pioneering and distinctive experiences in strategic areas that serve communities.
  • Question 143: Where is Paradip Port?
  • Explanation:The first US crude oil cargo of 1(point)6 million barrels bought by Indian Oil Corporation from the US reached Paradip Port. Indian Oil will process the crude at its East-Coast base refineries, located at Paradip, Haldia, Barauni and Bongaigaon.
  • Question 144: Who is the new governor of Bihar ?
  • Explanation: Satya Pal Malik sworn-in as the new governor of Bihar today. The Chief Justice of Patna High Court Rajendra Menon administered the oath to Mr.Malik at a simple function at Rajbhavan in Patna.
  • Question 145: Which state has launched Mathru Poorna scheme ?
  • Explanation:The Karnataka government launched the Rs. 302-crore Mathru Poorna scheme, aimed at providing free mid-day meals to pregnant and lactating women in rural areas.
  • Question 146: Name the new deputy director general at WHO?
  • Explanation:The World Health Organization (WHO) appointed Soumya Swaminathan one of two Deputy Directors General. This is the first time such a post has been ever created within the organisation. The position is also the highest post held by an Indian in the WHO.
  • Question 147: In term PMIS, what is the meaning of I?
  • Explanation:The Chairman of National Highways Authority of India Shri Deepak Kumar launched a world-class, new multilingual website of the organization. A Project Monitoring Information System (PMIS) Moblie App that will facilitate close, in-house monitoring of NHAI projects on a mobile phone has also been launched.
  • Question 148: 1st Khelo India National College Games will be held in..?
  • Explanation:For the first time the Khelo India National School Games in December 2017 and Khelo India National College Games in January 2018. Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore has announced the launch of National School and College Games to tap talent from every nook and corner of the country.
  • Question 149: Recently, Reserve Bank of India has lowered India's growth forecast to __ per cent for the current fiscal?
  • Explanation:Reserve Bank HAS kept interest rate unchanged as was widely expected in view of upward trend in inflation even as it cut the growth forecast to 6.7 per cent for the current fiscal. Consequently, the repo rate, at which it lends to banks, will stand at 6 per cent. The reverse repo, at which RBI borrows from banks will continue to be at 5.75 per cent, it said at the fourth bi-monthly policy review.
  • Question 150: As per IEA India's renewable energy capacity will be double by....?
  • Explanation:India's renewable energy capacity will more than double by 2022, which would be enough to surpass renewable expansion in the European Union for the first time, International Energy Agency (IEA) said in a report.
  • Question 151: Who is the new chairman of SBI ?
  • Explanation: Managing Director of State Bank of India (SBI), Rajnish Kumar has been appointed as the next chairman of the largest public sector bank. He will succeed Arundhati Bhattacharya, who is at present serving her one-year extension.
  • Question 152: In Rajasthan, ___ has become the first open defecation free tribe district of the state?
  • Explanation: In Rajasthan, Dungarpur has become the first open defecation free tribe district of the state. District administration has achieved the goal of building 2 lakh 85 thousand toilets in 291 panchayats. Having more than 65 percent tribal population, objecive of making the district ODF has been acquired before the timelimit by the District Administration with continues awareness campaign and public participation. Dungarpur, has also become the first ODF district of Udaipur division. Dungarpur city has also been declared the cleanest city of the state for two consecutive years for the year 2016 and 2017.
  • Question 153: India/s first ITI for Divyangans will be opened in ...?
  • Explanation:Foundation stone for the first ever Industrial Training Institute for the Divyangans exclusively was laid at Dibrugarh ITI Complex at Borboruah, Dibrugarh by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
  • Question 154: ___ has launched the world’s largest nuclear-powered icebreaker ship called Sibir?
  • Explanation:
  • Question 155: - No helmet, no petrol - rule for two-wheeler riders has been launched in ... ?
  • Explanation:Andhra Pradesh government has decided to implement - No helmet, No petrol - rule in the state with immediate effect. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu gave green to officials directing them that the rule must be implemented in all petrol bunks across the state.
  • Question 156: The first ever ASEAN-India Music Festival will be held in... ?
  • Explanation:The first ever ASEAN-India Music Festival will be held at Purana Quila in New Delhi. The 3 day festival is being organised by External Affairs Ministry in collaboration with Culture Ministry to celebrate the 25th year anniversary of ASEAN-India Dialogue Relations.
  • Question 157: India and ___ have signed agreements on trade, communication, and media to boost bilateral ties?
  • Explanation:India and Ethiopia have signed agreements on trade, communication and media to boost bilateral ties. The agreements were signed after wide ranging talks between President Ram Nath Kovind and his Ethiopian counterpart Mulatu Teshome at Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. The two leaders discussed economic relations between the two countries and also support to Ethiopia in the power healthcare, and education sectors.
  • Question 158: ___ has launched ‘Neo’ a servicing bot for Twitter?
  • Explanation: The HDFC Life Insurance Company has launched - Neo - that uses artificial intelligence for customer service. This is the second bot put in operation by HDFC Life, after the launch of SPOK, which was an email bot to answer customer queries.
  • Question 159: Who is the Minister of Food Processing Industries of India?
  • Explanation: The food processing sector will attract investments worth at least USD 10 billion in the coming two to three years, riding on reforms initiated by the government, Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said.
  • Question 160: World Space Week is observed ...?
  • Explanation:The 2017 theme - Exploring New Worlds In Space - is an outward facing theme that serves to inspire the world.
  • Question 161: World Teachers Day is observed on..?
  • Explanation:The World Teachers’ Day (WTD) is observed every year on October 5 to 1994 to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers.
  • Question 162: Pando is tribe from...?
  • Explanation:A team of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes is on a two day visit to Chhattisgarh to investigate deaths of large number of people belonging to a primitive tribe. Nearly 29 deaths of people belonging to 'Pando' tribe, have been reported in two months' duration due to illnesses in Surajpur district in North Chhattisgarh.
  • Question 163: The Indian Air Force was officially established on 08th October ...?
  • Explanation:The Indian Air Force (IAF) is celebrating its 85th anniversary on 08th October 2017.
  • Question 164: Territorial Army Day is celebrated on...?
  • Explanation: Territorial Army is celebrating it's 68th Raising Day on October 9. The modern Territorial Army was inaugurated by the first Indian Governor-General of India, C. Rajagopalachari, on 9 October 1949 after the Independence Territorial Army Act was passed in 1948.
  • Question 165: Anupama Ramachandran is related with..?
  • Explanation: India's Anupama Ramachandran has clinched the World Open Under-16 Snooker Championship title at St. Petersburg in Russia. In the girls category, second seed Anupama knocked out her compatriot and top seed Keerthana Pandian 3-1 to become World Open Under-16 champion.
  • Question 166: Samiya Imad Farooqui is related with...?
  • Explanation: Indian shuttler Samiya Imad Farooqui clinched the gold medal at the Under-15 women's singles competition after defeating Indonesia's Widjaja Stephani at the Asian Junior Championship in Yangon, Myanmar.
  • Question 167: RBI will soon launch financial literacy drive in ___ states ?
  • Explanation: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is to launch a financial literacy drive in 80 blocks in nine states on pilot basis to educate people on e-transactions, formal sector borrowings and insurance purchases. The pilot project, according to RBI will be commissioned in the 9 states of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Odisha, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh by the 6 NGOs in collaboration with the sponsor banks.
  • Question 168: How much money has been earmarked for Mata Amritanandamayi Math Project Jeevamritham ?
  • Explanation:President Ram Nath Kovind has launched 100 crore rupees Mata Amritanandamayi Math Project - Jeevamritham to provide the filtration system for cleaning drinking water to 5000 villages across India, in Kollam district in Kerala.
  • Question 169: Which Haj Committee __ has recommended abolishing of subsidy for Haj pilgrims?
  • Explanation:The government was appointed Committee on Haj Policy has recommended phasing out of subsidy for Haj pilgrims and allowing women devotees above 45 years of age to travel in a group of at least four without a male. The Panel under the Chairmanship of former Secretary Afzal Amanullah to review the existing Haj Policy and to suggest a framework for new Haj policy 2018-22.
  • Question 170: ___ is hosting the first-ever conference of Partner NGOs?
  • Explanation:The subject of the conference is “Implementation of Policies, Schemes and Programmes for Women and Children: Challenges and Way Forward.
  • Question 171: Who is the first person from India to win Anna Politkovskaya Award?
  • Explanation: Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead in Bengaluru on September 5, 2017, has been awarded a prestigious global Anna Politkovskaya Award, which is given in the memory of a slain Russian reporter and political activist. With this, she became the first person from India to receive the honour.
  • Question 172: Who is the head of newly constituted Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) ?
  • Explanation:The newly constituted Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) will hold its first meeting at NITI Aayog in New Delhi. The five member committee comprising reputed economists and experts was constituted by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 26th of last month to halt the downhill movement of the Indian economy.
  • Question 173: ___ has launched Sankalp Seva bus service of 50 buses to connect as many as 6,000 villages?
  • Explanation:Uttar Pradesh government has launched Sankalp Seva bus service of 50 buses to connect as many as 6,000 villages. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath flagged off the buses in function at Lucknow. On this occasion he announced to construct - Gaurav Marg Path - to honour the sacrifices of the martyrs. He said there will be statues of the martyrs at all these roads.
  • Question 174: ___ is hosting men's Asia Cup hockey tournament 2017?
  • Explanation:A confident India has scored a comprehensive victory over Japan in the men's Asia Cup hockey tournament that began in Dhaka. It was also a winning debut for Sjoerd Marijne as National Coach. India thrashed Japan by five goals to one in a Group A match. Sunil, Ramandeep Singh, Lalit and Harmanpreet (two goals) were the scorers for India.
  • Question 175: Anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of steel wire rods from .... ?
  • Explanation:The Centre has imposed anti-dumping duty on imports of certain steel wire rods from China for five years, with a view to guard the interest of domestic players from cheap in-bound shipments. The duty was imposed after the Commerce Ministry's Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) recommended duty on such imports.
  • Question 176: IMF has trimmed India growth forecast for current financial year to ___ %?
  • Explanation:IMF has trimmed India’s growth forecast for Financial Year 2017-18 but expects a revival as structural reform bears fruit. In its latest World Economic Outlook released yesterday, the IMF lowered India’s growth forecast for 2017 to 6.7% from its earlier estimate of 7.2 per cent. It cited lingering impact of demonetisation and transition cost to the Goods & Services Tax (GST) For the slowdown.
  • Question 177: ___ committee will probe the delay in tender process for new Elphinstone bridge?
  • Explanation: Railway Ministry has constituted a high level expert committee to inquire into the reasons for delay in the tender process for new Elphinstone Road station foot over bridge, FOB. The committee will be headed by former CVC Pratyush Sinha
  • Question 178: Who is the new chairman of Film and Television Institute of India?
  • Explanation:Veteran actor Anupam Kher has been appointed as the new chairman of Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. He will replace Gajendra Chauhan.
  • Question 179: Where is Elphinstone bridge?
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  • Question 180: Hirakud Dam is built across the ___ River?
  • Explanation:The Centre has told the Supreme Court that it will take a decision next month on issuing a notification with regard to the ongoing dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh over Mahanadi river.
  • Question 181: Shinmoe, volcano is located in...?
  • Explanation:The alert level for Shinmoe, a volcano in Japan's southwestern Kyushu region, has been raised to 3 on a scale 5 after a small-scale eruption.
  • Question 182: ___ is hosting the 48th Conference of Governors?
  • Explanation:The two-day Conference will deliberate on distinct agenda items in different sessions. The theme of the opening session was - New India-2022. The second session is on the subjects of - Higher Education in States - and - Skill Development and Entrepreneurship to Make Youth Employable.
  • Question 183: India is signing a pact with __ for setting up flexible LNG market?
  • Explanation:This MoC is expected to be signed during the forthcoming visit of Minister for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship during October 16-18, 2017 at Tokyo.
  • Question 184: In the newly-constituted EAC-PM, what is the meaning of C?
  • Explanation:EAC-PM: Economic Advisory Council to Prime Minister
  • Question 185: Who will head the 2nd National Judicial Pay Commission (NJPC) to look into pay hike issue of lower court judges?
  • Explanation:The Union Law Ministry has finalized the appointment of a Second National Judicial Pay Commission to recommend salary hikes for the 21,000 lower court judges in India.
  • Question 186: Gurbax Singh Sandhu, who has been honoured with the 2017 National Awards for senior citizens, is associated with ?
  • Explanation:Indian boxing coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu has been honoured with the 2017 National Awards for senior citizens by President Ramnath Kovind. Sandhu was India’s longest-serving men’s national coach, occupying the position for two decades before he was handed charge of the women campers earlier in 2017.
  • Question 187: ___ committee on External Affairs has been formed to examine India-China relations?
  • Explanation:The committee will examine in detail the issue of cooperation between both the countries in international organizations including Doklam standoff. The standing committee has also decided to closely look at India’s “Relations with Myanmar and the Rohingya situation”, India’s “Act East Policy, including BIMSTEC”, the “Situation in the Far East: Japan and North Korea”, India’s engagement with SAARC countries, global terrorism and voting rights for NRIs.
  • Question 188: Name the Chief Justice of India?
  • Explanation:Chief Justice of India Justice Dipak Misra has said that sincerity inheres mutual respect and protection and it is the barometer of Human Rights. Addressing the 24th foundation day of National Human Rights Commission in New Delhi today, Justice Misra stressed the need for spreading awareness of human rights.
  • Question 189: Jemson Ningthoujam is associated with ...?
  • Explanation:The mixed pair of Jemson Ningthoujam and Ankita Bhakat clinched gold at the 2017 World Archery Youth Championship in Rosario, Argentina.This is India’s first world title at the youth championships since Deepika Kumari’s victories in 2009 and 2011. India also bagged one silver and one bronze in a promising show by the youngsters.
  • Question 190: The Andhra Pradesh government has tied up with ___ for Vizag Digital Dhan Sankalp (VDDS) project?
  • Explanation:The Andhra Pradesh government has tied up with financial services company Visa for Vizag Digital Dhan Sankalp (VDDS) project, which is an initiative to develop Visakhapatnam into India’s first less cash city as well as a Fintech valley.
  • Question 191: Which state government has recently implemented the Senior Citizen Health Insurance Scheme (SCHIS)?
  • Explanation:The scheme will provide top up coverage of Rs. 30,000 per senior citizen to all existing Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna (RSBY) smart card holders in addition to basic coverage of Rs.30,000 in Trust/Society mode.
  • Question 192: The joint training exercise - Mitra Shakti 2017 - has started between India and ...?
  • Explanation:The 5th India-Sri Lanka joint training exercise - Mitra Shakti 2017 - has started at Aundh Military Station in Pune, Maharshtra. The exercise is based on Counter Terrorist Operations (CTO) and an Infantry company from both the countries is participating in the same.
  • Question 193: Aleena Reji is associated with...?
  • Explanation:Indian duo Deborah Herold and Aleena Reji have qualified for the 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Cup, which is scheduled to be held at Manchester in England from November 10 to 12.
  • Question 194: What is the India’s rank in the 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI)?
  • Explanation:India has been ranked 100th out of 119 countries in the 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report, which is released by Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). The list is topped by Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Chile, Croatia and Cuba. The GHI score is a multidimensional index composed of four indicators—proportion of undernourished in the population, prevalence of child mortality, child stunting, and child wasting.
  • Question 195: The world's largest combustion research centre was inaugurated at the Indian Institute of Technology ...?
  • Explanation:The world's largest combustion research centre was inaugurated at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in Tamil Nadu . A release by the IIT Madras said that the National Centre for Combustion Research and Development (NCCRD) was inaugurated by NITI Aayog member VK Saraswat in the presence of Prof Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology.
  • Question 196: Who has become the first Indian Brand Ambassador of Laureus?
  • Explanation:Indian Cricketer Yuvraj Singh has become the first Indian Brand Ambassador of Laureus and joined a host of cricket legends in the Laureus Family, including Indian Academy members Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Kapil Dev.
  • Question 197: _ is hosting the 17th edition of the AFC Asian Cup – 2019?
  • Explanation:The 2019 AFC Asian Cup football tournament will be hosted by United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is the quadrennial international men’s football championship of Asia organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). It is the 17th edition of the AFC Asian Cup.
  • Question 198: Who has become the 1st cricketer from Bangladesh to be inducted in MCC World Cricket Committee?
  • Explanation:All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has become the first cricketer from Bangladesh to be inducted in the MCC World Cricket Committee under the chairmanship of Mike Gatting.
  • Question 199: Which city is hosting the 3rd edition of the India International Science Festival (IISF-2017)?
  • Explanation:The 3rd edition of the India International Science Festival (IISF-2017) has inaugurated by Union Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on October 13, 2017.
  • Question 200: Winner of 2017 Mathrubhumi Literary award is...?
  • Explanation:M K Sanu, the well-known critic, biographer and orator, has been chosen for the Mathrubhumi Literary Award for 2017 in recognition of his rich contribution to the Malayalam literature.
  • Question 201: International Day for Disaster Reduction is observed on...?
  • Explanation:The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) is observed every year on October 13 to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction.
  • Question 202: Name the new Director-General (DG) of UNESCO?
  • Explanation:Audrey Azoulay, a French civil servant and politician, has been elected to become the new Director-General (DG) of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
  • Question 203: Winner of Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for 2015 -16?
  • Explanation:Carnatic vocalist T M Krishna has won the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for 2015 -16 for his services in promoting and preserving national integration in the country.
  • Question 204: The world’s largest combustion research centre has inaugurated in which IIT institute?
  • Explanation:The National Centre for Combustion Research and Development (NCCRD) was inaugurated at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) in Tamil Nadu on October 12, 2017, which is the world’s largest combustion research centre.
  • Question 205: Who has been appointed as the India’s new ambassador to China?
  • Explanation:Gautam Bambawale, an Indian foreign service officer of the 1984 batch, has been appointed as the India’s new ambassador to China and is expected to take up the assignment shortly.
  • Question 206: ___ is hosting International Puppet Festival (IPF-2017)?
  • Explanation:The 2017 International Puppet Festival (IPF) will be held at Mohorkunj in Kolkata, West Bengal from October 26 to 31.
  • Question 207: ___ has launched an innovative mobile health App “MedWatch”?
  • Explanation:The Indian Air Force (IAF) has launched an innovative mobile health App ‘MedWatch’ TO Provide authentic health information to all IAF personnel at New Delhi on 11 Oct 17. The app has been developed in-house with zero financial outlay by the Directorate of Information Technology (DIT).
  • Question 208: The first Indian Oil Marketing Company (OMC) to launch lubricants in Myanmar is...?
  • Explanation:The Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL), the public sector undertaking , has become the first Oil Marketing Company (OMC) from India that has started marketing lubricants in Myanmar and has chosen commercial hubs of Yangon and Mandalay.
  • Question 209: The world’s first negative emissions plant that turns CO2 into stone has opened in which country?
  • Explanation:The world’s first negative emissions plant that turns carbon dioxide (CO2) into stone has begun operations in Hellisheidi, Iceland.
  • Question 210: Rolpa is a place in..
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  • Question 211: The 2017 International Day of Rural Women is observed on...?
  • Explanation:The International Day of Rural Women is observed every year on October 15 to recognize the crucial role that women and girls play in ensuring the sustainability of rural households and communities, improving rural livelihoods and overall wellbeing.
  • Question 212: Which Indian sportswoman has won triple gold at Egypt Junior and Cadet Open Table Tennis Championship 2017?
  • Explanation:Young Indian paddler Selena Selvakumar has won triple gold medal at the Egypt Junior and Cadet Open Table Tennis Championship 2017. In the junior girls’ team event, she won singles and doubles gold medal apart from the team championship gold. Selvakumar remained unbeaten throughout the 2017 ITTF World Junior Circuit event.
  • Question 213: What is the theme of the 2017 World Food Day (WFD)?
  • Explanation:The World Food Day (WFD) is observed every year on October 16 to raise worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all. The day also marks the foundation of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in 1945. The global message for WFD 2017 is “Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development”.
  • Question 214: Jackson Singh Thounaojam is associated with which sports?
  • Explanation:Jackson Singh Thounaojam from Manipur is in news recently because he created history at New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium by scoring India’s first-ever goal in a FIFA U-17 World Cup during India’s match against Colombia on October 9, 2017. The moment for which the entire country was waiting with baited breath, came in the 82nd minute of the match when Jackson headed home from a corner and the 48000 odd-crowd erupted in sheer joy.
  • Question 215: Satish Chandra, who passed away recently, was the veteran personality of which field?
  • Explanation:Prof. Satish Chandra, the veteran historian of medieval India and noted educational administrator, has passed away on October 13, 2017. He was the author of the NCERT’s medieval India textbook ‘History of Medieval India’ that was in circulation from some time in the 1970s till the early 2000s and was considered the most comprehensive textbook of the era, loaded with information. His information-rich work on medieval India was known to uphold India’s composite culture and showed the medieval state as broadly secular in orientation. He was also the chairman and vice chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India during 1970s.
  • Question 216: Which state assembly has become the first in India to call motions online?
  • Explanation:The Rajasthan assembly has become the first in India to call attention and adjournment motions and proposals online from legislators to send them to the state government. The new system is expected to save time, labour and use of paper in the functioning of the assembly, and also help legislators in bringing attention to urgent public issues. It will also streamline the exchange of information and reports among respective departments.
  • Question 217: Which union ministry will organize International mega food summit “World Food India 2017”?
  • Explanation:The International mega food summit “World Food India (WFI) 2017” will be organised by the Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in New Delhi on November 3-5, 2017 to boost food sector. The WFI is a gateway to the Indian food economy and an opportunity to showcase, connect, and collaborate. will be the largest gathering of investors, manufacturers, producers, food processors, policy makers, and organizations from the global food ecosystem. It aims to provides opportunities for both investment and trade in the food processing sector for leading Indian and international companies.
  • Question 218: The Shahid Chandra Shekhar Azad Bird Sanctuary (SCSABS) is located in which state?
  • Explanation:The Shahid Chandra Shekhar Azad Bird Sanctuary (SCSABS) is located in Unnao district on the Kanpur-Lucknow highway in Uttar Pradesh. It is also known as Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary. The sanctuary provides protection for 250 species of migratory birds such as greylag goose, pintail, cotton teal, red-crested pochard, gadwall, shoveller, coot and mallard. It also houses a deer park, watchtowers and boats.
  • Question 219: Which country is hosting the 6th annual LNG Producers Consumer Conference – 2017?
  • Explanation:The 6th annual LNG Producers Consumer Conference will be held in Tokyo, Japan from Oct 16-18, 2017. From India, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan will participate in the conference to enhance the bilateral engagements in the Oil and Gas sectors within the overall framework of India-Japan Energy Dialogue. The visit also aims to enhance cooperation in establishing a transparent, efficient, truly global and balanced Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) market. The conference is a global annual dialogue to promote active dialogue among LNG producers, consumers and other stakeholders with a view to deepening shared understandings of market trends and to develop a global LNG market. Energy Ministers from Qatar, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Japan and other leading hydrocarbon experts will participate in the Conference.
  • Question 220: Who has won the 2017 Shanghai Masters tennis tournament?
  • Explanation:Roger Federer, a Swiss professional tennis player, has won the 2017 Shanghai Rolex Masters tennis tournament by defeating his old rival Rafael Nadal in straight sets 6-4, 6-3 at Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena in Shanghai, China. It was a 94th title for the Swiss legend, drawing him level with the great Ivan Lendl. Federer is now close to world number one Nadal in terms of rankings points.
  • Question 221: Which football team has won the 37th All India Governor’s Gold Cup football tournament-2017?
  • Explanation:Mohun Bagan has won the 37th All India Governor’s Gold Cup football tournament-2017 for the 10th time by defeating Partha Chakra by a narrow 1-0 margin in the final match played at Paljor Stadium in Gangtok on October 15, 2017. Mohun Bagan’s striker GA Kramah scored the lone goal in the seventh minute to win the match.
  • Question 222: ___ has decided to impose entertainment tax on DTH, local cable connections ?
  • Explanation:Punjab government has decided to levy an entertainment tax by urban and rural local bodies on DTH and local cable connections in the state. These local bodies will be eligible to impose and collect a nominal entertainment tax of 5 rupees per DTH connection and 2 rupees per local cable connection per month with the enactment of 'The Punjab Entertainments & Amusements Taxes (Levy & Collection by Local Bodies) Bill 2017.
  • Question 223: __ an indigenously-built anti-submarine warfare stealth corvette has been commissioned in the Indian Navy?
  • Explanation:Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has commissioned an indigenously-built anti-submarine warfare stealth corvette INS Kiltan into the Indian Navy at the Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam. Kiltan is the latest indigenous warship after Shivalik class, Kolkata class and sister ships.
  • Question 224: Who is the writer of the book - The Coalition Years: 1996-2012?
  • Explanation:Former President Pranab Mukherjee has released the third part of his memoir - The Coalition Years: 1996-2012 - speaking candidly about believing he could have been the Congress choice for the Prime Minister’s post.
  • Question 225: GoM on Composition Scheme held its first meeting in ....?
  • Explanation:Within a week of being set up, the group of ministers (GoM) on making the GST composition scheme more attractive held its first meeting in New Delhi. The 5-member GoM, led by Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, has also been tasked to revisit Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates for restaurants.
  • Question 226: World Food Day is observed on...?
  • Explanation: FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Organization in 1945. Events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar.
  • Question 227: Who is the winner of American Bazaar Philanthropy award 2017?
  • Explanation: Noted Indian-American attorney Ajay Raju has been honoured with the third American Bazaar Philanthropy award in recognition of his philanthropic activities in the US. Asif Ismail, publisher of The American Bazaar, an online ethnic news publication about Indian-Americans said Raju was honoured for his commitment to revive Philadelphia through the Germination Project.
  • Question 228: __ has announced to provide virtual visits to all planets, Moon?
  • Explanation: Google has announced that one can now virtually visit all planets and moons in our solar system using Google Maps. It will now enable a visit to Saturn's natural satellites as well as Jupiter's. According to google official, Google has also added to its lineup imagery of Pluto, Venus and several moons as well as made it easier to find them in Maps.
  • Question 229: The AYUSH Festival of Stamps 2017 has been inaugurated at ... ?
  • Explanation: The AYUSH Festival of Stamps 2017 was inaugurated at Maquinez Palace, Panaji today. The two-day exhibition event, which is being jointly organised by the Goa Postal Region, Indian postal department and the ministry of AYUSH, was inaugurated by Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Tendulkar.
  • Question 230: ___ govt likely to stop grants to 2,632 madrassas?
  • Explanation: In Uttar Pradesh, 2,632 madarsa will likely not be able to get government's grants and help in coming months as they failed to upload their details by the last date to the website initiated by the government for the purpose. Earlier in the last month, Yogi Adityanath government had stopped all government help to 46 madarsa as their buildings and other things were not found as per norms.
  • Question 231: Union Bank of India has launched an Android app .....?
  • Explanation:Union Bank of India has launched an Android app, Union Sahyog, as part of its drive to digitise customer-facing banking services. The Union Sahyog app is bilingual — offering both English and Hindi language.
  • Question 232: Who won triple gold at Egypt Junior and Cadet Open Table Tennis Championship 2017?
  • Explanation:Young Indian paddler Selena Selvakumar has won triple gold medal at the Egypt Junior and Cadet Open Table Tennis Championship 2017. In the junior girls’ team event, she won singles and doubles gold medal apart from the team championship gold. Selvakumar remained unbeaten throughout the 2017 ITTF World Junior Circuit event.
  • Question 233: What is the theme of the 2017 World Food Day (WFD)?
  • Explanation:The World Food Day (WFD) is observed every year on October 16 to raise worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all.
  • Question 234: Jackson Singh Thounaojam is associated with ___?
  • Explanation:Jackson Singh Thounaojam from Manipur is in news recently because he created history at New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium by scoring India’s first-ever goal in a FIFA U-17 World Cup during India’s match against Colombia on October 9, 2017.
  • Question 235: Satish Chandra, who passed away recently, was the veteran personality of which field?
  • Explanation:Prof. Satish Chandra, the veteran historian of medieval India and noted educational administrator, has passed away on October 13, 2017. He was the author of the NCERT’s medieval India textbook ‘History of Medieval India’ that was in circulation from some time in the 1970s till the early 2000s and was considered the most comprehensive textbook of the era, loaded with information. His information-rich work on medieval India was known to uphold India’s composite culture and showed the medieval state as broadly secular in orientation. He was also the chairman and vice chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India during 1970s.
  • Question 236: Which state assembly has become the first in India to call motions online?
  • Explanation:The new system is expected to save time, labour and use of paper in the functioning of the assembly, and also help legislators in bringing attention to urgent public issues. It will also streamline the exchange of information and reports among respective departments.
  • Question 237: World Food India 2017 summit will be organized by... ?
  • Explanation:The International mega food summit - World Food India (WFI) 2017 - will be organised by the Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in New Delhi on November 3-5, 2017 to boost food sector.
  • Question 238: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on ...?
  • Explanation:The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on October 17 each year since 1993.
  • Question 239: Which country is hosting the 6th annual LNG Producers Consumer Conference – 2017?
  • Explanation:The conference is a global annual dialogue to promote active dialogue among LNG producers, consumers and other stakeholders with a view to deepening shared understandings of market trends and to develop a global LNG market. Energy Ministers from Qatar, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Japan and other leading hydrocarbon experts will participate in the Conference.
  • Question 240: Who has won the 2017 Shanghai Masters tennis tournament?
  • Explanation:Roger Federer, a Swiss professional tennis player, has won the 2017 Shanghai Rolex Masters tennis tournament by defeating his old rival Rafael Nadal in straight sets 6-4, 6-3 at Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena in Shanghai, China.
  • Question 241: Which football team has won the 37th All India Governor’s Gold Cup football tournament-2017?
  • Explanation:Mohun Bagan has won the 37th All India Governor’s Gold Cup football tournament-2017 for the 10th time by defeating Partha Chakra by a narrow 1-0 margin in the final match played at Paljor Stadium in Gangtok on October 15, 2017.
  • Question 242: Which Indian-American personality has won the 2017 American Bazaar Philanthropy award?
  • Explanation:Noted Indian-American attorney Ajay Raju has been honoured with the 3rd American Bazaar Philanthropy award in recognition of his philanthropic activities in the US. Asif Ismail, publisher of The American Bazaar, an online ethnic news publication about Indian-Americans stated that Raju was honoured for his commitment to revive Philadelphia through the Germination Project.
  • Question 243: The AYUSH Festival of Stamps 2017 has started in which city?
  • Explanation:The AYUSH Festival of Stamps 2017 was inaugurated by Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Tendulkar at Maquinez Palace in Panaji, Goa on October 17, 2017. The two-day exhibition event is being jointly organised by the Goa Postal Region, Indian postal department and the Ministry of AYUSH.
  • Question 244: The NIIF of India has signed a pact worth $1 billion with Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA). What does NIIF stands for?
  • Explanation:The National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) of India has signed an investment agreement worth $1 billion with a wholly owned unit of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA).
  • Question 245: For the first-ever Tri Services Joint Exercise between Indian and __ Armed Forces, INDRA-2017 began Vladivostok in Russia?
  • Explanation:The first-ever Tri Services Joint Exercise between Indian and Russian Armed Forces, INDRA-2017 began on Thursday near Vladivostok in Russia. Two indigenously built Indian Naval ships INS Satpura and INS Kadmatt reached Vladivostok Port yesterday and were given a traditional ceremonial welcome.
  • Question 246: India’s first-ever All India Institute of Ayurveda has been set up in ....?
  • Explanation:India’s first-ever All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) has been inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Sarita Vihar in New Delhi on the occasion of 2nd National Ayurveda Day (NAD) i.e. on 17 Oct 2017. It has been set up along the lines of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
  • Question 247: What is the theme of 2017 World Spine Day (WSD)?
  • Explanation:The World Spine Day (WSD) is observed every year on October 16 to raise awareness about spinal disorders as part of the Bone and Joint Decade’s Action Week. The 2017 theme “Your Back In Action” is highlighting the importance of physical activity and improving posture as part of good spinal health and prevention of injury.
  • Question 248: The first-ever International tri services joint exercise “INDRA – 2017” will be conducted between India and which country?
  • Explanation:The first-ever International tri services joint exercise “INDRA – 2017” will be conducted between Indian and Russian Armed Forces in the Eastern Military District of Russia from 19 to 29 Oct 2017. the INDRA-2017 will strengthen mutual confidence, inter-operability and enable sharing of best practices between both the armed forces. It will be a landmark event in the history of Indo-Russian defence cooperation. It must be noted that Exercise INDRA in its previous nine avatars has been conducted as a single service exercise alternately between the two countries. The year 2017 marks a major milestone as this Exercise has been upgraded to involve all the three Services of the Armed Forces (Army, Navy & Air Force), which further accentuates the importance of Joint Services in the present world environment.
  • Question 249: Lekh Tandon, who passed away recently, was the renowned personality in ...?
  • Explanation:Lekh Raj Tandon (88), the renowned Indian filmmaker and actor, has passed away in MUmbai, Maharashtra on October 16, 2017. He was best known for films like Amrapali, Agar Tum Na Hote and Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaye.
  • Question 250: Who is the author of the book “Beyond the Dream Girl”?
  • Explanation:The biography of actress and BJP MP Hema Malini “Beyond the Dream Girl” has been authored by veteran journalist Ram Kamal Mukherjee, which is recently launched on October 16, 2017. The book is published by HarperCollins India and will give readers an in-depth look into her life.
  • Question 251: What is the theme of 2017 Global Handwashing Day (GHD)?
  • Explanation:The Global Handwashing Day(GHD) is observed every year on October 15 as an annual global advocacy day to increase awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.
  • Question 252: ____ is hosting Southeast Asian Defence Ministers meet 2017?
  • Explanation: In her first foreign visit as Defence Minister, Ms Nirmala Sitharaman left for Philippines this morning to attend the Southeast Asian Defence Ministers' meeting. The two-day ADMM (ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting)-Plus meeting is expected to discuss ways to enhance defence and security co-operation among the member nations to effectively counter various transnational security challenges facing the region. More from our correspondent:
  • Question 253: A 3-day Paryatan Parv, a nation-wide celebration of tourism, held in...?
  • Explanation:The 3-day grand finale of Paryatan Parv, a nation-wide celebration of tourism, will begin in New Delhi on Oct. 23. Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be the Chief Guest at the formal inaugural function of the event, while Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will grace the closing ceremony.
  • Question 254: The academics will get sabbatical leave to begin Startups in ___ ?
  • Explanation:Kerala government has given green signal to a proposal of the state Startup Mission (KSUM) to accord sabbatical leave to the faculty members of all colleges who intend to establish startups. An expert panel, headed by KSUM CEO Saji Gopinath, will select 10 faculty members on a pilot basis for the implementation of the project.
  • Question 255: Who is the writer of the book - Beyond The Dream Girl ?
  • Explanation:Beyond The Dream Girl is Hema Malini's Biography.
  • Question 256: International India Cherry Blossom Festival will be held in...?
  • Explanation: Meghalaya to host international cherry blossom festival in Nov. 2017.
  • Question 257: World Statistics Day is observed on....?
  • Explanation: World Statistics Day was celebrated for the first time on 20 October 2010 worldwide. The United Nations Statistical Commission declared the day.
  • Question 258: Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana is launched by ....?
  • Explanation: Madhya Pradesh has launched a new scheme named as “Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana” (Price Deficit Financing Scheme) to hedge price risks in agriculture sector.
  • Question 259: K Srikanth is related with...?
  • Explanation: In Badminton, ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has lifted the Denmark Open Superseries trophy at Odense.
  • Question 260: The first nation to accept bitcoin in exchange for citizenship is ...?
  • Explanation: Vanuatu, the island that counts equally tiny nation Fiji as a neighbor — though it’s 700 miles away — is now granting full citizenship in exchange for $200,000.
  • Question 261: ___ has won the 2017 IHV Lifetime Achievement Award for AIDS research?
  • Explanation:Professors Salim Abdool Karim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim, a globally-acclaimed South African Indian-origin researcher couple, has been honoured with a prestigious 2017 IHV Lifetime Achievement Award for their exceptional contributions in the field of HIV/AIDS. The Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a syndrome caused by a virus called HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). The disease alters the immune system, making people much more vulnerable to infections and diseases.
  • Question 262: ___ hosted the first-ever meeting of BIMSTEC Task Force on Traditional Medicine?
  • Explanation:The Union Ministry of AYUSH hosted the first-ever meeting of BIMSTEC Task Force on Traditional Medicine (BITFM) on October 24-25, 2017 at Parvasi Bhartiya Kendra in New Delhi. India being a major stakeholder in the field of Traditional Medicine plays an important role in influencing the policies and strategies related to the Traditional Medicine in the BIMSTEC Forum.
  • Question 263: What is the theme of the 2017 Vigilance Awareness Week (VAW)?
  • Explanation:The 2017 Vigilance Awareness Week (VAW) will be observed by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) from 30th October to 4thNovember, 2017 with theme “My Vision-Corruption Free India”.
  • Question 264: Which state will be the - Focus State - at World Food India (WFI) 2017?
  • Explanation:Odisha will be the ‘Focus State’ in the mega international food event “World Food India (WFI) 2017”, which is scheduled to be held at New Delhi on November 3-5. In the WFI 2017, Japan, Denmark and Germany are partner countries, and Italy & Netherlands are ‘Focus Countries’.
  • Question 265: What is the India’s passport position in the Global Passport Power Rank 2017, as per global financial advisory firm Arton Capital?
  • Explanation:India’s passport has been ranked 75th out of 94 countries with a visa-free score of 51, according to the ‘Global Passport Power Rank 2017’ by global financial advisory firm Arton Capital. The list is topped by Singapore, followed by Germany, Sweden and South Korea.
  • Question 266: ___ have jointly launched a new scheme “SAATHI”?
  • Explanation:Ministries of Power and Textiles have jointly launched a new scheme SAATHI under which Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) will provide energy efficient power loom equipment to small and medium units at no upfront cost. The use of the efficient equipment would result in energy and cost savings to the unit owner and he will repay in instalments to EESL over a 4 to 5 year period.
  • Question 267: Girija Devi, who passed away recently, was the renowned classical singer of.... ?
  • Explanation:Girija Devi (88), the veteran Indian classical singer of the Seniya and Banaras gharanas, has passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal on October 24, 2017. She was known as ‘Thumri queen’, who popularised the genre of semi-classical Indian music. She was conferred with all three Padma awards, and was honoured with the Padma Vibhushan in 2016.
  • Question 268: After Guwahati, ___ will be the second capital city of the North East region having Rajdhani Express service connecting to New Delhi.
  • Explanation:The Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain flagged off the new Rajdhani Express service between New Delhi and Agartala, capital city of Tripura, at Agartala station this afternoon.
  • Question 269: Who is the author of the e-book “India 2017 Yearbook”?
  • Explanation:Rajiv Mehrishi, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India(CAG) and former Union home secretary, has authored an e-book titled “India 2017 Yearbook” on current affairs in India.
  • Question 270: Which country is hosting the 2017 global conference on consumer protection?
  • Explanation:The global conference on consumer protection has inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on October 26, 2017 with theme “Empowering Consumers in New Markets”. This is the first time that an international conference on consumer protection is being organised by India for countries of the region which account for a majority of the global consumers and share common challenges and experiences.
  • Question 271: ___ is hosting the International Conference on Green Initiatives & Railway Electrification?
  • Explanation:The International Conference on Green Initiatives & Railway Electrification has inaugurated by Union Minister of Railways & Coal Piyush Goyal in New Delhi on October 27, 2017. The conference is organised by Ministry of Railways through Institution of Railways Electrical Engineer (IREE).
  • Question 272: India has signed ___ amount of loan agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) to support coastal protection in Karnataka?
  • Explanation:The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India (GoI) signed a $65.5 million loan agreement on October 26, 2017 in New Delhi to continue interventions to check coastal erosion on the Western Coast in Karnataka.
  • Question 273: Name the winner of Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award 2017?
  • Explanation:Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar has been honoured with the 2017 Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award at an event in Mumbai which marked the 28th anniversary of Hridayesh Arts and the 80th birthday of veteran music composer Hridaynath Mangeshkar.
  • Question 274: The theme of the 2017 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage (WDAH) was ...?
  • Explanation:The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage (WDAH) is observed every year on October 27 to raise general awareness of the need to preserve and safeguard important audiovisual material for future generations, and for urgent measures to be taken to conserve this heritage and ensure it remains accessible to the public now, and to future generations. The 2017 theme is “Discover, remember and share”.
  • Question 275: ___ has been named the best country to visit in 2018, according to Lonely Planet ‘Best in Travel 2018’ list?
  • Explanation:Chile has been named the best country to visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet in its ‘Best in Travel 2018’ list and is followed by South Korea, Portugal, Djibouti and New Zealand. Apart from this, Belfast and the Causeway coast of Northern Ireland has been named by Lonely Planet as the best region to visit in 2018, while Seville of Spain has been named as best city to visit in 2018.
  • Question 276: ___ has become the newest associate member of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)?
  • Explanation:The Cricket Association of Puducherry (CAP) has become the newest associate member of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after the Committee of Administrators (CoA) accepted their proposal.
  • Question 277: Who is the PM of Italy?
  • Explanation:Prime Minister of Italy Paolo Gentiloni today arrived in New Delhi on a two-day visit to India. The visit coming after a gap of more than a decade, is aimed at strengthening the bilateral political and economic relations between the two countries. The last visit of the Italian Prime Minister to India was in February 2007.
  • Question 278: Digamber Singh, who passed away recently, was related with...?
  • Explanation:Dr Digamber Singh, the senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, has passed away in Jaipur, Rajasthan on October 27, 2017. He served as cabinet minister in Government of Rajasthan led by Vasundhara Raje. He represented Deeg-Kumher constituency of Bharatpur district in the assembly. He is currently President of “Bees Sutri Karyakram” and has a status of Cabinet Minister.
  • Question 279: Which country is hosting the 14th South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation in Law (SAARCLAW) Conference?
  • Explanation:The 14th South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation in Law (SAARCLAW) Conference has started in Colombo, Sri Lanka along with the 11th SAARC Chief Justices Conference on October 27, 2017. The three-day conference was inaugurated by Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and will see participation from South Asia’s top Judges, legal practitioners and academics.
  • Question 280: The 2017 Infantry Day is celebrated on ...?
  • Explanation:The Infantry Day is celebrated every year in India on October 27 to commemorate the first Infantry action post independence. On this day 70 years ago, in response to the threat posed to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the nation, the leading elements of the Indian Army from the 1st Battalion of the SIKH Regiment, air landed at Srinagar.
  • Question 281: Which country has become the first country to leave International Criminal Court (ICC)?
  • Explanation:Burundi has become the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) with effect from October 27, 2017. According to ICC officials , a preliminary investigation launched by the prosecutor in April 2016 into possible crimes against humanity in the central African nation would continue. Burundi’s withdrawal does not affect the jurisdiction of the court with respect to crimes alleged to have been committed during the time it was a state party. It must be noted that Burundi has faced deadly political turmoil since April 2015, when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced plans to seek a disputed third term that he ultimately won. In 2002, the ICC was established in The Hague, Netherlands to prosecute those behind the world’s worst atrocities.
  • Question 282: Heena Sidhu is related with...?
  • Explanation: Heena Sidhu clinched the 10-metre air pistol gold medal to give India a perfect start at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships in Brisbane today. Sidhu shot a combined score of 626.2 to claim the top honours. This was Sidhu's second successive international gold after she along with Jitu Rai, claimed the top position in the 10-metre air pistol mixed team event in the ISSF World Cup Finals in Delhi earlier this month.
  • Question 283: The government has constituted a ministerial panel headed by ___ to oversee merger proposals of state-owned banks ?
  • Explanation: The government has constituted a ministerial panel headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to oversee merger proposals of state-owned banks. The other members of the panel include Railway and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
  • Question 284: Article ___ empowers the Jammu and Kashmir legislature to define its - permanent residents - and bestow on them special rights and privileges ?
  • Explanation: The Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing of a plea challenging Article 35A of the Constitution by three months. The article empowers the Jammu and Kashmir legislature to define its 'permanent residents' and bestow on them special rights and privileges. The court's order came after it was told by the Centre that the government has appointed a representative to hold talks with all stakeholders to resolve the Kashmir issue.
  • Question 285: National Unity Day is observed on...?
  • Explanation:National Unity Day is being celebrated in Goa today to mark Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s birth anniversary. In a programme organised by the Directorate of Field Publicity in the Verla-Kanka village panchayat in North Goa, the celebrations began early morning with a Run for Unity, which saw large participation from children.
  • Question 286: ___ has topped the list of new tuberculosis cases in 2016 as per WHO?
  • Explanation: According to a new report by the World Health Organisation, India topped the list of seven countries, accounting for 64 per cent of the 10.4 million new tuberculosis (TB) cases worldwide in 2016. The Global TB Report 2017 released by the WHO said that India was followed by Indonesia, China, Philippines, Pakistan, Nigeria and South Africa.
  • Question 287: ___ is hosting 12th India-Tunisia Joint Commission Meeting ?
  • Explanation: India and Tunisia have agreed to jointly combat terrorism while ramping up co-operation in the field of security. A review of bilateral ties was undertaken as External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj co-chaired the 12th India-Tunisia Joint Commission Meeting with her Tunisian counterpart Khemaies Jhinaoui in New Delhi on Monday.
  • Question 288: Which state chief minister has been honoured with the Golden Peacock Award under the category ‘Global Leadership in Public Service and Economic Transformation’?
  • Explanation:Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has been honoured with the prestigious Golden Peacock Award under the category – Global Leadership in Public Service and Economic Transformation for excelling in public services at the 17th London Global Convention by the Institute of Directors for Leadership in Transferring Governance in England. In 1991, the Institute of Directors established the Golden Peacock Awards for the recognition of “corporate excellence”.
  • Question 289: Punathil Kunjabdulla, the renowned Malayalam writer passed away. He hailed from which state?
  • Explanation:Punathil Kunjabdulla (77), the renowned writer and Malayalam novelist, has passed away in Kozhikode, Kerala. His works includes more than 45 books, including 7 novels, 15 short story collections, memoirs, an autobiography and travelogues. His masterpiece ‘Smarakashilakal’ published in 1977, is one of the most significant novels of all time in Malayalam. It won the both the Kerala and Central Sahitya Akademi Awards.
  • Question 290: ___ is hosting women's Asia Cup Hockey 2017
  • Explanation: In women's Asia Cup Hockey, India defeated Malaysia 2-nil in its third and final match in Japan. Vandana Kataria and Gurjeet Kaur scored in 54th and 55th minutes for India. With this, India has reached the quarter-final stage topping the pool A.
  • Question 291: ___ is hosting 48th IFFI
  • Explanation:48th International Film Festival of India, IFFI begins at Goa's capital Panaji today. During the nine-day extravaganza, around 200 films from over 80 countries will be screened.
  • Question 292: Which city is hosting the 9th CMS Vatavaran Film Festival and Forum?
  • Explanation:The 9th edition of CMS Vatavaran, India’s only International Environment & Wildlife Film Festival and Forum, has started at Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti in New Delhi on November 2, 2017. The theme of the 5-day fest is “Conservation 4 Water”. The aim of fest is to create awareness and sensitize people through films and discussions regarding water conservation and the inter-connectedness of climate change and water, water struggles in a world dealing with global warming, climate variability, bio-diversity loss, and environmental damage.
  • Question 293: Winner of Ezhuthachan Puraskaram-2017 is...?
  • Explanation:K Satchidanandan, noted Malayalam Poet and literary critic, has been selected for the prestigious 2017 Ezhuthachan Puraskaram, the highest literary award of the Government of Kerala, him for his contributions to Malayalam literature and poetry. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh and a citation. Satchidanandan is the former Editor of Indian Literature journal and the former Secretary of Sahitya Akademi.
  • Question 294: Who has been appointed as Honorary Consul General in Hyderabad by the Republic of Korea?
  • Explanation:Suresh Chukkapalli, Chairman of Phoenix Group of Hyderabad, has been appointed as Honorary Consul General in Hyderabad by the Republic of Korea, with consular jurisdiction over the state of Telangana. He was given charge/invested formally at a ceremony in New Delhi.
  • Question 295: ___ hosts Namami Barak Festival
  • Explanation:President Ramnath Kovind will today attend the closing ceremony of the three-day Namami Barak Festival in Silchar. Later, he will participate in another program in Guwahati. President Ram Nath Kovind is on a four-day visit to the northeastern region till 22nd November.
  • Question 296: Which country is hosting the 21st World Congress of Mental Health (WCMH) 2017?
  • Explanation:The 21st World Congress of Mental Health has started in New Delhi with theme “Partnerships for Mental Health” on November 2, 2017, which is organised by the World Federation for Mental Health in partnership with Caring Foundation and other institutions.
  • Question 297: Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded ratings of __ Indian PSUs
  • Explanation:Moody's Investors Service has upgraded ratings of nine state-owned firms. These are Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL), Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL), Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Petronet LNG Ltd (PLL), Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), NHPC, National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and GAIL India.
  • Question 298: Gagan Narang clinched silver in ___ rifle prone event at Commonwealth Shooting Championships in Brisbane?
  • Explanation:Olympic bronze-medallist Gagan Narang won a silver medal in the men’s 50m rifle prone event of the Commonwealth Shooting Championships on November 2, 2017.
  • Question 299: Where is Vaishno Devi shrine
  • Explanation:The Supreme Court has stayed the National Green Tribunal's (NGT) order directing opening of a new path to Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu for pedestrians and battery-operated cars from November 24.
  • Question 300: Centre to provide Rs 700 crore for development of Maoist-affected districts of .... ?
  • Explanation:The funds will be provided in the next three years under Special Central Assistance Scheme. A meeting, presided over by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, was held in New Delhi yesterday to review development works and security operations in Maoist-affected regions of the state.
  • Question 301: Which web portal has been launched by the Union Government for monitoring universal household electrification?
  • Explanation:R.K. Singh, Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, launched the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana – ‘Saubhagya’ Web Portal on November 17, 2017. The web portal is a platform for monitoring household electrification progress, which would disseminate information on Household Electrification Status (State, District, village-wise), Household Progress on live basis, State-wise Target vs Achievement, Monthly Electrification Progress, etc.The portal can be accessed at http://saubhagya.gov.in.
  • Question 302: The first-ever Namami Barak festival has started in ...?
  • Explanation:The first-ever Namami Barak festival has started at Police Parade ground in Silchar, Assam on November 18, 2017. The 3-day river festival is an attempt to pay tribute to the River Barak and to showcase of Barak’s potential & possibilities to emerge as a hub of trade and commerce.
  • Question 303: Sushil Kumar has won gold in ___category at the 2017 National Wrestling championship?
  • Explanation:Two-time Olympic-medallist Sushil Kumar, India’s lone woman Olympic medal winner Sakshi Malik and Geeta Phogat won gold medal in their respective categories in the National Wrestling championship in Indore on November 17, 2017.
  • Question 304: Sergio Ramirez has won the 2017 Cervantes Prize, he is from .... ?
  • Explanation:Sergio Ramirez Mercado, the Nicaraguan author, and former politician, has won the 2017 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world’s highest literary honor.
  • Question 305: Who has been chosen for Prof. Yashwantrao Kelkar Youth Award 2017?
  • Explanation:Gopinath R., the famous Child Care activist from Bengaluru, has been chosen for Prof. Yashwantrao Kelkar Youth Award 2017 in appreciation of his work for “Child care, protection, and development.
  • Question 306: Which country to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup?
  • Explanation:France will host the 2023 Rugby World Cup , according to the global governing body - World Rugby - . The country beat strong bids by South Africa and Ireland. Interestingly, the 2023 World Cup will take place in the year of the 200th anniversary of the legendary ‘invention’ of the sport by William Webb Ellis.
  • Question 307: Who has been appointed as the new ambassador of World Packaging Organisation (WPO)?
  • Explanation:Chakravarthi AVPS, Hyderabad-based packaging professional, has been appointed as Ambassador of World Packaging Organisation (WPO) at the 99th board meeting of WPO in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Question 308: Patanjali group has signed a MoU with which state government for setting up a food park in ...?
  • Explanation:The Telangana government has signed a MoU with the Patanjali group with an aim to set up ‘Food Park’. The Patanjali Group will set up a large food park in Telangana with units for processing edible oil, fruit pulp and spices.
  • Question 309: The Madhya Pradesh Govt has partnered with ___ under - Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat - scheme to strengthen cultural relations between them?
  • Explanation:As per Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat scheme, the Madhya Pradesh Government has partnered with Nagaland and Manipur to strengthen cultural relations between them. For this, the MP Govt has made its Higher Education Department as a nodal department to execute the scheme.
  • Question 310: India ___ have signed pact for visa free entry of flight crew
  • Explanation:India and Russia have agreed to implement the general declaration for visa free entry of the crew of chartered and scheduled flights between the two countries. The agreement will facilitate visa-free entry, stay and exit of crew of aircraft of the designated airlines as well as other aircraft companies operating chartered and special flights in the respective territories on reciprocal basis.
  • Question 311: The world’s biggest toilet pot model has launched in which Indian state?
  • Explanation:The world’s biggest toilet pot model was launched at Marora, popularly known as the ‘Trump village’, in Haryana on the World Toilet Day (WTD) on November 19, 2017 in a bid to create awareness towards sanitation and use of toilets. A mega pot of toilet is made up of iron, fibre, wood and plaster of Paris — measuring 20×10 feet. The nondescript village, with a population of 1800, in Mewat region was in June rechristened as ‘Trump village’ by NGO Sulabh International Social Service Organisation.
  • Question 312: ___ is hosting 2017 Global Conference on Cyber Space ?
  • Explanation:Global Conference on Cyber Space two-day mega event began in New Delhi. For the first time, the event is being organized in India. The theme of the conference is Cyber for All: A Secure and Inclusive Cyberspace for Sustainable Development.
  • Question 313: The exercise code-named India-Myanmar Bilateral Army Exercise (IMBAX) has started in which state?
  • Explanation:The exercise code-named India-Myanmar Bilateral Army Exercise (IMBAX) has started at the Joint Warfare Centre at Umroi near Shillong in Meghalaya on November 20, 2017. The week-long Army warfare exercise by India and Myanmar is aimed at building and promoting closer relations with armies of the neighbouring countries. The six-day training exercise also aims to train the officers of Myanmar Army in various United Nations Peacekeeping roles and tasks.
  • Question 314: The 2017 World Fisheries day (WFD) is observed on which date?
  • Explanation:The World Fisheries day (WFD) is celebrated every year on November 21 throughout the world by the fisherfolk communities holding rallies, workshops, public meetings, cultural programs and exhibition to highlight the importance of maintaining the world’s fisheries. The day helps in highlighting the critical importance to human lives, of water and the lives it sustains, both in and out of water. A recent United Nations study reported that more than two-thirds of the world’s fisheries have been overfished or are fully harvested and more than one third are in a state of decline because of factors such as the loss of essential fish habitats, pollution, and global warming.
  • Question 315: ___ is hosting the 6th edition of India’s premier open water swimming competition - Swimmathon ?
  • Explanation:The sixth edition of India’s premier open water swimming competition - Swimmathon - will be held at Colva beach in South Goa on December 3, 2017.
  • Question 316: ___ and Myanmar signed Rohingya repatriation deal ?
  • Explanation:Bangladesh and Myanmar have signed a deal on the repatriation of Rohingyas with no specific deadline but with high hopes that the refugees will start returning to their homeland in Rakhine State within the next 2 months.
  • Question 317: What is the India’s rank in the 2017 IMD World Talent Ranking?
  • Explanation:India has been ranked 51st globally in terms of ability to attract, develop and retain talent while Switzerland topped the list compiled by leading global business school IMD. The annual IMD World Talent Ranking covered 63 countries and assessed the methods the countries adopted to attract and retain talent.
  • Question 318: The theme of the 8th edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES-2017) is...?
  • Explanation:l”. The event will focus on supporting women entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth globally. It will focus on four areas- Energy and Infrastructure, Digital Economy and Financial Technology, Health and Life Sciences and Media and Entertainment. In it, women will represent 52.5% of entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem supporters at the Summit. The summit will have participation from 150 countries and women from 127 countries are participating.
  • Question 319: Who has been honoured with 2017 Big Little Book Award in Bengali language category?
  • Explanation:Popular Bengali writer Nabaneeta Dev Sen has been has been declared winner of the 2017 Big Little Book Award in the “Author in Bengali Language” category for her contribution to the children’s literature.
  • Question 320: ___ hosts Hornbill Festival ?
  • Explanation:The people of Nagaland are gearing up for the upcoming Hornbill Festival 2017 to be held from first of December till 10 December. It is the coming together of all the elements that make up the total Nagaland. The Hornbill Festival is a collaborative celebration of all Naga tribes at one venue and has been coined as “Festival of Festivals.’
  • Question 321: What will be the deposit limit in payments banks ?
  • Explanation:It took RBI more than a year to finalise the 11 names fit to operate payments banks — niche players that can accept deposits of up to Rs 1 lakh but cannot lend. RBI's draft guidelines on Payments Banks came on July 17, 2014, and the list of 11 awardees were announced on August 19, 2015. Two entities has refused to set up these banks. The nine entities remaining now are Reliance-SBI combine, Aditya Birla Nuvo (Idea Cellular), Airtel, Vodafone, Department of Posts, FINO PayTech, Tech Mahindra, National Securities Depository, and Paytm (Vijay Shekhar Sharma).
  • Question 322: Complete this economic term full form. MBA - multiple banking ___
  • Explanation: Multiple banking is an arrangement where a borrower avails of finance independently from more than one bank.
  • Question 323: Akodara, India’s first Digital Village, is in...?
  • Explanation:The village was adopted by ICICI Bank under its Digital Village Project in 2015 and made cashless by adopting digital technology.
  • Question 324: Centre has set up a 13 member committee on promotion of cashless society and digital economy. The committee headed by ... ?
  • Explanation:It will identify and outline measures for rapid expansion and adoption of the system of digital payments Debit and Credit cards, E-wallets and internet banking and will broadly indicate the road map to be implemented in one year. The panel will also evolve an action plan to reach out to the public at large to create awareness and help them understand the benefits of such a switchover to digital economy.
  • Question 325: Recently, India has successfully test-fires BrahMos from ___ fighter aircraft
  • Explanation:The Brahmos supersonic cruise missile was today successfully test fired for the first time from the Indian Air Force's frontline Sukhoi-30 MKI combat jet, significantly bolstering the country's aerial prowess.
  • Question 326: In the new framework for revival and rehabilitation applicable to MSMEs loan limits is up to __ crore.
  • Explanation:It includes accounts under consortium or multiple banking arrangement (MBA). What is consortium? An association or a combination, as of businesses, financial institutions, or investors, for the purpose of engaging in a joint venture.
  • Question 327: Where is Moirang ?
  • Explanation:President Ram Nath Kovind visited the Indian National Army Complex at Moirang in Bishnupur District of Manipur this morning. He paid floral tribute at the INA Memorial Site inside the complex.
  • Question 328: In November 2017 GST Council has reduced tax rates of __ items ?
  • Explanation:The GST Council, which held its 23rd meeting in Guwahati on Friday reduced the tax rate on 178 items from 28 per cent to 18 per cent. GSTCouncil also brought all AC and non-AC restaurants in the 5 per cent GST bracket without the input tax credit (ITC).
  • Question 329: Prasar Bharati was formed in...?
  • Explanation:Prasar Bharati has completed 20 years as a statutory autonomous body which was established under Prasar Bharati Act on 23rd November 1997. To mark the occasion, Chief Executive Officer of Prasar Bharati Shashi Sekhar Vempati planted a sapling at DTH centre in Todapur, New Delhi. Director General of All India Radio and Doordarshan, Engineers in Chief of the public broadcasters also planted saplings.
  • Question 330: The world’s biggest toilet pot model has launched in which Indian state?
  • Explanation:The world’s biggest toilet pot model was launched at Marora, popularly known as the ‘Trump village’, in Haryana on the World Toilet Day (WTD) on November 19, 2017 in a bid to create awareness towards sanitation and use of toilets. A mega pot of toilet is made up of iron, fibre, wood and plaster of Paris — measuring 20×10 feet. The nondescript village, with a population of 1800, in Mewat region was in June rechristened as ‘Trump village’ by NGO Sulabh International Social Service Organisation.
  • Question 331: ___ is hosting 2017 Global Conference on Cyber Space ?
  • Explanation:Global Conference on Cyber Space two-day mega event began in New Delhi. For the first time, the event is being organized in India. The theme of the conference is Cyber for All: A Secure and Inclusive Cyberspace for Sustainable Development.
  • Question 332: The exercise code-named India-Myanmar Bilateral Army Exercise (IMBAX) has started in which state?
  • Explanation:The exercise code-named India-Myanmar Bilateral Army Exercise (IMBAX) has started at the Joint Warfare Centre at Umroi near Shillong in Meghalaya on November 20, 2017. The week-long Army warfare exercise by India and Myanmar is aimed at building and promoting closer relations with armies of the neighbouring countries. The six-day training exercise also aims to train the officers of Myanmar Army in various United Nations Peacekeeping roles and tasks.
  • Question 333: The 2017 World Fisheries day (WFD) is observed on which date?
  • Explanation:The World Fisheries day (WFD) is celebrated every year on November 21 throughout the world by the fisherfolk communities holding rallies, workshops, public meetings, cultural programs and exhibition to highlight the importance of maintaining the world’s fisheries. The day helps in highlighting the critical importance to human lives, of water and the lives it sustains, both in and out of water. A recent United Nations study reported that more than two-thirds of the world’s fisheries have been overfished or are fully harvested and more than one third are in a state of decline because of factors such as the loss of essential fish habitats, pollution, and global warming.
  • Question 334: ___ is hosting the 6th edition of India’s premier open water swimming competition - Swimmathon ?
  • Explanation:The sixth edition of India’s premier open water swimming competition - Swimmathon - will be held at Colva beach in South Goa on December 3, 2017.
  • Question 335: ___ and Myanmar signed Rohingya repatriation deal ?
  • Explanation:Bangladesh and Myanmar have signed a deal on the repatriation of Rohingyas with no specific deadline but with high hopes that the refugees will start returning to their homeland in Rakhine State within the next 2 months.
  • Question 336: What is the India’s rank in the 2017 IMD World Talent Ranking?
  • Explanation:India has been ranked 51st globally in terms of ability to attract, develop and retain talent while Switzerland topped the list compiled by leading global business school IMD. The annual IMD World Talent Ranking covered 63 countries and assessed the methods the countries adopted to attract and retain talent.
  • Question 337: The theme of the 8th edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES-2017) is...?
  • Explanation:l”. The event will focus on supporting women entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth globally. It will focus on four areas- Energy and Infrastructure, Digital Economy and Financial Technology, Health and Life Sciences and Media and Entertainment. In it, women will represent 52.5% of entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem supporters at the Summit. The summit will have participation from 150 countries and women from 127 countries are participating.
  • Question 338: Who has been honoured with 2017 Big Little Book Award in Bengali language category?
  • Explanation:Popular Bengali writer Nabaneeta Dev Sen has been has been declared winner of the 2017 Big Little Book Award in the “Author in Bengali Language” category for her contribution to the children’s literature.
  • Question 339: ___ hosts Hornbill Festival ?
  • Explanation:The people of Nagaland are gearing up for the upcoming Hornbill Festival 2017 to be held from first of December till 10 December. It is the coming together of all the elements that make up the total Nagaland. The Hornbill Festival is a collaborative celebration of all Naga tribes at one venue and has been coined as “Festival of Festivals.’
  • Question 340: Global rating agency S&P has kept India's sovereign rating unchanged at... ?
  • Explanation: Global rating agency, Standard & Poor's (S&P) today kept India's sovereign rating unchanged, at 'BBB minus' with a stable outlook.
  • Question 341: In India, Constitution Day is observed on...
  • Explanation: Ministry of Human Resources Development has launched a Digital Signature campaign on Constitution Day affirming faith in Indian Constitution and to generate awareness on fundamental duties enshrined in the Constitution.
  • Question 342: Government is planning to remove the word "Authority" will be removed from the name of the body as sports is the service.
  • Explanation: The government will restructure Sports Authority of India to streamline it and involve more professionals in the body. Talking to reporters in New Delhi today, Sports Minister Col Rajyavardhan Rathore said, fifty percent of its staff will be reduced by 2022 and several services will be outsourced.
  • Question 343: Name the famous Jazz singer and lyricist who died recently?
  • Explanation: Pioneering jazz singer and lyricist Jon Hendricks died at a New York City hospital in United States. His daughter, Aria Hendricks, confirmed that the 96 year legendary singer breathed his last yesterday.
  • Question 344: The proposed digital service platform - You Only Need One - Yono will offer ___ all products and services on one app ?
  • Explanation: The State Bank will launch today a comprehensive digital platform with a view to providing all its services as well as its subsidiaries with just one app. The proposed digital service platform 'You Only Need One', Yono will offer everything related to financial services and lifestyle products and services.
  • Question 345: Who among the following has been re-elected to International Court of Justice?
  • Explanation: India’s nominee to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Dalveer Bhandari was on Monday re-elected to the fifth and the last seat of the world court after Britain withdrew its candidate from the election.
  • Question 346: Parab is a festival of..?
  • Explanation: Parab Tribal Festival is an annual festival that is usually organized in the Koraput district of Orissa. It was initiated in the year 1996 and the credit for organizing it goes to the district council of Koraput.
  • Question 347: Name the first woman pilot in the Indian Navy?
  • Explanation: Carving a niche in the history, Shubhangi Swaroop is all set to become country's first female pilot for Indian Navy. Hailing from Uttar Pradesh, she holds a BTech Biotechnology degree from VIT University
  • Question 348: Shagun Chowdhary is related with..?
  • Explanation:
  • Question 349: Defence manufacturing licences to be issued by
  • Explanation:Private sector players can now apply to commerce ministry for licences to manufacture tanks, fighter planes, warships and other defence equipment, a step which the government feels will promote ease of doing business and give impetus to 'Make In India' initiative.
  • Question 350: The central government holds ___ per cent stake in SBI as of March 2017?
  • Explanation:With stock prices inching up, SBI has lined up share sale through which it intends to raise Rs 15,000 crore during the current fiscal. It is in the process of appointing six merchant bankers for managing its proposed share sale. The central government holds 62.22 per cent stake in the bank as of March 2017.
  • Question 351: SBI first merged State Bank of Saurashtra with itself in ...?
  • Explanation:SBI first merged State Bank of Saurashtra with itself in 2008. Two years later, State Bank of Indore was merged with it.
  • Question 352: Which of the following services will not be offered by new payments banks?
  • Explanation:Payments banks will not be allowed to lend or issue credit cards, although they can provide debit cards and internet banking facilities.
  • Question 353: India’s new payments banks will be allowed to accept deposits upto ___ ?
  • Explanation:These payments bank will be allowed to accept deposits (of up to Rs 1 lakh), provide payments and remittances services, and distribute third-party financial products.
  • Question 354: Retirement fund body EPFO will invest ___ crore in exchange traded funds this fiscal
  • Explanation:The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) Central Board of Trustees meeting held in Pune agreed on the proposal for raising ETF investments from 10 to 15 percent of investible deposits.
  • Question 355: Which of the following has launched the CLICK & BRICK model?
  • Explanation: IT major Tech Mahindra will use 'click and brick' model to allow subscribers easy access to its payments bank services, in line with its efforts towards financial inclusion using technologies.
  • Question 356: Where is Mount Agung?
  • Explanation:A volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali sent plumes of grey smoke and steam thousands of metres into the air for the third day in a week on Sunday. Mount Agung spewed smoke and ash as high as 4,000 metres this morning.
  • Question 357: A Reserve Bank of India panel recommended converting which of the following into regular banks?
  • Explanation: Large multi-state urban cooperative banks (MS-UCBs) having presence in more than one state, dealing in forex, and with business size of Rs. 20,000 crore or more will be converted into regular banks.
  • Question 358: What is the full form of FPO ?
  • Explanation:State-owned Bank of Baroda (BoB) plans to raise Rs 9,000 crore through various instruments, including follow-on public offer (FPO), to fund growth during this fiscal.
  • Question 359: Ritu Phogat has clinched silver in __ category at the under-23 Senior World Wrestling Championship-2017 in Poland?
  • Explanation:Ritu Phogat has clinched the silver medal in Under-23 Senior World Wrestling Championship at Poland.
  • Question 360: Who has won the best actor award at the most prestigious 2017 Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA)?
  • Explanation:Rajkummar Rao has won the best actor award for his movie “Newton” at the most prestigious 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA-2017).
  • Question 361: Which country is hosting the 2017 International Multilateral Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise (IMMSAREX)?
  • Explanation:The 2017 International Multilateral Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise (IMMSAREX) has started in Bangladesh from November 26 to 28, 2017. The exercise will be inaugurated by Prime Minister of Bangladesh on November 27, 2017 in Cox Bazar, Bangladesh.
  • Question 362: Which city to host the 15th MIFF for Documentary, Short, Animation Film?
  • Explanation:The 15th Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) for Documentary, Short and Animation Film will be organised from January 28 to February 3, 2018 at the Films Division premises in Mumbai.
  • Question 363: ___ has chaired the 12th Standing Committee meeting of the Inter-State Council (ISC)?
  • Explanation:Rajnath Singh, the Union Home Minister, has chaired the 12th Standing Committee meeting of the Inter-State Council (ISC) in New Delhi on November 25, 2017. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the recommendations of the Punchhi Commission on Centre-State Relations.
  • Question 364: ___ has announced a scheme to boost freshwater aquaculture
  • Explanation:Odisha government today launched a scheme to boost fish production in the state with a budgetary provision of 96 crore rupees. The 'Fish Pond Yojana' scheme was launched by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
  • Question 365: November 26 in ___ the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India ?
  • Explanation:The 2017 Constitution Day (or Samvidhan Divas) is celebrated every year in India on November 26 to commemorate the adoption of Constitution of India. On this day in 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India, and it came into effect on 26 January 1950.
  • Question 366: India and ___ recently signed Air Services Agreement?
  • Explanation:India and Greece today signed Air Services Agreement and MoU on Cooperation in the field of New and Renewable Energy in New Delhi.
  • Question 367: __ is hosting 36th International Geological Congress (IGC – 2020)?
  • Explanation:The 36th edition of International Geological Congress (IGC – 2020) will be held in New Delhi, India in the year 2020.
  • Question 368: What is the theme of the 2017 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVAW)?
  • Explanation:The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVAW) is observed every year on November 25 is to raise public awareness on issues of violence against women and girls, including how men and boys can play a more active role in eliminating this violence.
  • Question 369: Who is the new secretary of Department of Financial Services ?
  • Explanation:Senior bureaucrat Rajiv Kumar has been appointed Secretary in the Department of Financial Services, DFS, while Anita Karwal would be the next Chairperson of Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE.
  • Question 370: The Uttar Pradesh government has launched Startup Yatra programme from.... ?
  • Explanation: As per programme, the state government will provide financial assistance of Rs 15 thousand per month and maximum Rs 10 lakh rupees in a year to those who will begin startups.
  • Question 371: Ravichandran Ashwin has broken ___ record of fastest 300 Test wickets ?
  • Explanation:India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin became the fastest bowler to reach the milestone of 300 Test wickets today in his 54th match, breaking Dennis Lillee’s record during India's win over Sri Lanka in the second Test. Australian fast bowling legend Lillee had reached the milestone in 56 Test matches way back in 1981 and it took 36 years for another bowler to eclipse the record.
  • Question 372: What is the full form of ICEX ?
  • Explanation:The Indian Commodity Exchange (ICEX) has become the world’s first derivatives exchange to launch diamond futures contract. Initially, the contracts are launched in size of 1 carat with compulsory delivery.
  • Question 373: Name the 2nd 100 % computer literacy village of India?
  • Explanation: The Nungthaang Tampak village in Manipur has become North-East (NE)’s first 100% computer literacy village
  • Question 374: Who is the newly appointed chief of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)?
  • Explanation: Ashish kumar Chauhan has been re-appointed as the new Managing Director and CEO of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) for the period of 5 years from November 2, 2017 to November 1, 2022.
  • Question 375: ___ is the new Chief of Staff at Southern Command ?
  • Explanation:In a change of guard Lt Gen Manoj Pande, has taken over charge as Chief of Staff at Headquarters of Southern Command in Pune.
  • Question 376: ___ is hosting Rajaswa Gyan Sangam 2017 ?
  • Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the annual conference - Rajaswa Gyan Sangam, 2017 in New Delhi. He will address the tax administrators during the conference jointly organised by Central Board of Direct Taxes and the Central Board of Excise and Customs. The objective of the Conference is to enable a two-way communication between the policy-makers and the senior officers in the field offices with a view to increase revenue collection and facilitate effective implementation of law and policies in key result areas. Apart from the joint sessions, separate technical sessions of each Board will be held during the two-day Conference.
  • Question 377: Govt has fixed Sovereign Gold Bond rate at Rs ___ /gram ?
  • Explanation:The government has fixed the issue price of Sovereign Gold Bond (SGB) at 2,961 rupees per gram for the next subscription period under Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2017 -18. The next subscription period is 27th to 29th of this month.
  • Question 378: Cabinet has approved MoU between India __ for cooperation in Zebu Cattle Genomics and ARTs ?
  • Explanation:The MoU will promote development of genomics and Assistant Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) in cattle through joint activities between the two countries.
  • Question 379: Hyderabad is hosting __ Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) ?
  • Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President's adviser Ivanka Trump jointly inaugurated the eighth Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad today focusing on women entrepreneurs.
  • Question 380: Who will be the chairman of 15th Finance Commission?
  • Explanation: The Government has constituted the 15th Finance Commission. Former bureaucrat and ex-Member of Parliament NK Singh will chair the Commission which will make recommendations for the five years commencing 1st April 2020.
  • Question 381: Where is Mount Agung volcano?
  • Explanation:In Indonesia, Transportation Ministry today extend the closure of Bali’s International Airport for a further 24 hours because of ash from the eruption of the island’s Mount Agung volcano. A report from local aviation authorities showed that aircraft flight channels are covered with volcanic ash and the airport situated nearly 60 kilometres from the volcano site will be closed until 7 a.m. local time tomorrow.
  • Question 382: The Asian Development Bank will provide a150 million USD loan to ___ to improve its urban infrastructure?
  • Explanation:The Asian Development Bank will provide a150 million USD loan to Nepal to improve its urban infrastructure. The project will be completed within five years and is expected to enhance urban infrastructure in the Terai region, reduce the flooding duration to less than an hour in its eight municipalities.
  • Question 383: Name the Special Representative for Kashmir, who has reached south Kashmir’s Anantnag district to meet various delegations ?
  • Explanation: On the 3rd day of his second visit to Kashmir after appointment by the Centre, the Special Representative for Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma has reached south Kashmir’s Anantnag district to meet various delegations as part of reaching out to the people in Kashmir. Delegations of political parties at district level and a cross section of people met him at the Dak Bungalow.
  • Question 384: Kidambi Srikanth is related with...?
  • Explanation:Ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, who won four Super Series titles this year, bagged the Sportsman of the Year award at the inaugural edition of Indian Sports Honours held in Mumbai. A release said, Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu was the Sportswoman of the Year award in the individual sport category.
  • Question 385: The United States Justice Department today indicted three Chinese nationals for hacking American corporations, including ...?
  • Explanation: The United States Justice Department today indicted three Chinese nationals for hacking American corporations, including Moody's Analytics and Siemens AG, for commercial advantages. Federal prosecutors alleged that Wu Yingzhuo, Dong Hao and Xia Lei conspired to hack private corporate entities to maintain unauthorized access to and steal sensitive internal documents and communications from computers of those entities
  • Question 386: Bajrang Punia and Vinod Kumar, are related with...?
  • Explanation: Asian champion Bajrang Punia and Vinod Kumar settled for silver medals at the Under-23 World Wrestling Championship in Poland after losing their respective finals
  • Question 387: International Olympic Committee ahs banned five more ___ for life over Sochi doping?
  • Explanation: Five more Russian competitors from the 2014 Sochi Olympics were banned for life over anti-doping rule violations. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said in a press statement yesterday that the banned athletes include Dmitrii Trunenkov and Aleksei Negodailo, both in the gold-medal winning four-man bobsleigh team, plus biathlon relay silver medalists Yana Romanova and Olga Vilukhina.
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