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National Current Affairs Quiz - August 2017

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1. 19 acres of land housed around 70 government office buildings in _______________’s Raipur is being converted into India’s first micro forest to create an oxy-zone, aimed at creating an oxyzone in midst of packed houses in Highly populated Raipur city. ?

Chattisgarh
Jharkhand
Odisha
West Bengal
None of These


2. 2030 Water Resources Group (2030WRG) will help ________________ Government raise $270 million from Green Climate Fund, which will be invested in integrated watershed programmes such as Jalyukt Shivar Yojana.

  1. GCF is a new fund under UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and 2030WRG is hosted by the International Finance Corporation. It is a public-private-civil society collaboration for water resources reform in developing economies.
Goa
Gujarat
Maharashtra
Rajasthan
None of These


3. 3 day annual cultural festival named Fete de _______________ organised by UT government in association with South Zone Cultural Centre. It aims to bring to multi-faceted cultural features of various states ?

Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Nicobar Islands
Lakshadweep
Puducherry
None of These


4. A Supreme Court Bench (led by Chief Justice ______________) pronounced that individual privacy is a fundamental right protected by Constitution. It Comes under under various fundamental freedoms in PART III of Indian Constitution. With this now India has total seven fundamental rights. Which are -

  1. Right to equality
  2. Right to freedom
  3. Right against exploitation
  4. Right to freedom of religion
  5. Cultural and Educational rights
  6. Right to constitutional remedies
  7. Right to Privacy
Nasim Zaidi
V. S. Sampath
H. S. Brahma
S. Y. Quraishi
J.S. Khehar


5. Aadi Perukku Festival celebrated in ____________________, marking begining of month of Aadi. During this month, Thai and Aadi sun changes directions so it is celebrated Aadi Perukku festival celebrated in _______________ in that way ?

Andhra Pradesh
Telangana
Tamilnadu
Kerala
None of These


6. According to report by Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC), population estimation of Asian elephant in India is around _____________________________. It was first-ever synchronised all-India Elephant Population census that covered 1.10 lakh square kilometres and spanned four regions of - northeast, south, east-central and north. Karnataka has the highest number of elephants (6,049), followed by Assam (5,719) and Kerala (3,054).

27,312
17,312
37,312
47,312
None of These


7. Amazon India signed MoU with _____________ Department of Handloom and Textiles, to train and enable weavers and artisans to directly sell their products to Amazon customers across country ?

Andhra Pradesh
Telangana
Kerala
Karnataka
None of These


8. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between ISTRAC (__________________________) and CSIR-National Physical Laboratory (NPL), to provide for time and frequency traceability services to ISRO by CSIR-NPL ?

ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network
ISRO Telecom Tracking and Command Network
ISRO Telemetry Training and Command Network
ISRO Telecom Training and Command Network
None of These


9. _______________’s Eastern Power Distribution Company (EPDCL) and Southern Power Distribution Corporation (SPDCL) became first state-owned distribution companies in India to accept payments through Bharat QR, As part of ‘Vizag less–cash city’ initiative by Visa and state government. ?

Andhra Pradesh
Kerala
Telangana
Karnataka
None of These


10. _________ Government will launch Scheme for Compassionate Family Pension (CFP), in place of Compassionate Appointment. It is being done as Compassionate Appointment didn’t serve objective due to practical difficulties (Incuding Under qualification and other issues of compassionate Appointee) ?

Chhattisgarh
Jharkhand
Bihar
Assam
None of These


11. ___________ International Airport Ltd and private helicopter service Thumby Aviation partnered to launch HeliTaxi services, Making _________________ Airport first in India to get HeliTaxi service ?

Surat
Guwahati
Delhi
Bangalore
None of These


12. ______________ based social education start-up Meghshala Trust launched Meghshala (‘School on the Cloud’) offline mobile app, supported by Tata Trusts. It empowers teachers with tools to create classroom learning experiences and is preloaded with over 2,500 of Meghashala’s ‘TeachKits’ ?

Delhi
Bengaluru
Shillong
Guwahati
None of These


13. ______________ government will enforce retirement of non-performing educational personnel above age of 50 years, in view of poor perforamance of academics in state. ?

Meghalaya
Odisha
Chattisgarh
Jharkhand
Bihar


14. Cabinet Approvals -

  1. MoU with Myanmar for the Conservation of Earthquake-Damaged Pagodas at Bagan.
  2. MOU with Israel on India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund (I4F). India and Israel will make contribution of US $4 million (Rs.25 crore) each for Fund, both equivalent amount, annually for 5 years. The fund will be governed by joint Board which will consist of 4 members from each country.
  3. MoU with Brazil for cooperation in Zebu Cattle Genomics and Assisted Reproductive Technologies.
  4. Joint issue of 2 Commemorative Postage Stamps on India-____________: Joint Issue on theme "Diwali".
Canada
USA
UK
Russia
None of These


15. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved closure of _____________ Islands Forest and Plantation Development Corporation Limited in Port Blair, to stop unproductive loans to it from Gol and enabling more productive utilization of assets ?

Goa
Daman and Diu
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Andaman & Nicobar
None of These


16. Congress Government launched subsidized food scheme named Indira Canteen scheme in Bengaluru (____________________). In This, Breakfast available for Rs 5, lunch and dinner for Rs 10 ?

Telangana
Kerala
Karnataka
Andhra Pradesh
None of These


17. Defence Accounts Department (DAD) organized its first Synergy Conference on Defence Pensions in ____________ ?

Jaipur
New Delhi
Guwahati
Bhubaneswar
None of These


18. _____________ Assembly passed two amended Bills - Minimum Wages Amendment Bill 2017 and Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT) Bill 2017.

  1. NSIT Bill 2017 gives University status to Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology.
  2. Minimum Wages Amendment Bill 2017 hikes minimum wages of workers and puts strict penalties on employers failing to pay minimum wages to workers. It enhances penalty for non-payment of minimum wages from INR 500 to 50000 and increased jail term of 3 years.
Haryana
Delhi
Uttarakhand
Punjab
None of These


19. ____________ Metro opened a facility to recycle waste produced during its demolition and construction work. ?

Kochi
Bengaluru
Lucknow
Delhi
None of These


20. __________________ Police partnered with cab Aggregator UBER to intensify safety of women, enabling Passengers to access Police’s women safety mobile application ‘Himmat’ via Uber’s Mobile application ?

Delhi
Uttar Pradesh
Haryana
Punjab
None of These


21. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) approved 2 projects for development of industrial clusters at Hindupur and Bobbili in the Andhra Pradesh, under MIIUS (_________________________) ?

Modified Industrial Infrastructure Up gradation Scheme
Mutual Industrial Infrastructure Up gradation Scheme
Modified Internal Infrastructure Up gradation Scheme
Mutual Internal Infrastructure Up gradation Scheme
None of These


22. Drug price regulator NPPA (___________________) capped the prices of orthopaedic knee implants upto 70% lower than current market rates. It came after World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that osteoarthritis will be 4th largest cause of immobility in globally by 2020 ?

Native Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority
National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority
New Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority
National Pharmaceuticals Purity Authority
None of These


23. Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) signed MoU with Oil Marketing Companies (IOCL, HPCL and BPCL) for distribution of energy efficient appliances under flagship UJALA (_________________________) scheme. Under this MOU, Consumer can purchase high quality 9W LED Bulbs for Rs 70, 20W LED Tubelight for Rs 220 and Five-Star Rated Ceiling Fan for Rs 1,200 ?

Unnat Jeevan by Affirmative LEDs and appliances for All
Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and appreciation for All
Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and applications for All
Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and appliances for All
None of These


24. Gabriel Chundan won 65th edition of Nehru Trophy Boat Race held at Punnamda Lake in ____________ ?

Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
Karnataka
Odisha
Kerala


25. Geographical Indications Registry (GIR) granted geographical indication (GI) status to Gobindobhog rice, a speciality from Burdwan district of _________________.  It derives its name from principal ingredient usage in preparation of offerings to Govindajiu, family deity of Setts of Kolkata ?

Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
West Bengal
Odisha
None of These


26. Global e-Commerce Firm Amazon partnered with Akshaya Patra Foundation to implement ___________ Government’s Ksheera Bhagya Scheme. Under this, school children of city would be provided a glass of milk each five days a week ?

Karnataka
Kerala
Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
None of These


27. Goa Legislative Assembly passed Goa, Daman and Diu, Preservation of Trees Act 1984. It seeks to reclassify ________________ as a tree and ensure legal protection to it. ?

Palm
Coconut
Turmeric
Coriander
None of These


28. Goverment approved Proposal for Completion of balance works of North Koel Reservoir Project in _____________ stalled since 1993 has been approved. Under revived project, storage of water in Mandal dam to be constructed under it will be will be restricted at lower level than envisaged earlier to reduce submergence and to protect Betla National Park and Palamau Tiger Reserve. 24 MW power project as part of the original design also has been scrapped ?

Odisha
Chhattisgarh
Bihar
Jharkhand
None of These


29. Government approved ____________________ government’s proposal to rename Mughalsarai railway station as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya (DDU) station ?

Haryana
Uttarakhand
Jharkhand
Bihar
Uttar Pradesh


30. Government approved creation of a single corpus fund known as MUSK (______________), in which all secondary and higher education cess will be credited and utilised for government’s schemes in education sector.

  1. MUSK will be operationalised as per present arrangements under Prarambhik Shiksha Kosh (PSK) wherein the proceeds of cess are used for Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Mid-Day Meal (MDM) Schemes.
  2. Expenditure on ongoing schemes of the HRD Ministry will be initially incurred from the gross budgetary support (GBS) in any financial year and expenditure will be financed from MUSK only after GBS is exhausted.
Madhyamik and Ujjevan Shiksha Kosh
Madhyamik and Uchchtar Suraksha Kosh
Madhyamik and Uchchtar Shiksha Kosh
Madhyamik and Uchchtar Swachta Kosh
None of These


31. Government approved norms for establishing equivalence of posts in Government Organizations (PSUs), for claiming benefit of OBC reservations. This will ensure that children of lower category workers in PSUs and other institutions can get benefit of OBC reservations and will prevent treatment of children of OBC individuals in senior positions as non Creamy Layer by wrong interpretation of income.

  1. Cabinet also approved increase inCreamy Layer ceiling of OBCs from Rs 6 lakh per annum to Rs ____________ per annum, with increase in Consumer Price Index.
14 lakh
12 lakh
10 lakh
8 lakh
None of These


32. Government approved setting up a Commission under article ___________ of Constitution to examine issue of sub-categorization of the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) ?

303
340
330
277
None of These


33. Government doubled Child Care allowance from Rs 1500 to Rs _______________ for women employees with disabilities, payable will child is 2 years old and shall be payable for maximum of 2 eldest surviving children. Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) also issued orders for the reimbursement of children education allowance, which will be Rs 2,250 per month ?

3000
5000
4000
7000
None of These


34. Government finalised a new policy for cadre allocation for IAS, IPS and other officers. Now, officers of these services will choose cadres from a set of zones instead of states. Existing 26 state cadres have been divided into ___________ zones now ?

4
11
9
7
5


35. Government has fixed target of installing ____________ giga watt (GW) wind power capacity by 2022, up from 32.5 GW capacity currently ?

50
60
80
70
None of These


36. Government is developing Tirupati and Vijayawada Airports in ____________ as green airports (solar powered). Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) in Kerala is first airport in the world to be completely powered by solar energy.

Andhra Pradesh
Kerala
Karnataka
Telangana
None of These


37. Government launched _______________  portal as a joint initiative by MSTC and Central Warehousing Corporation. It is a digital initiative that aims to bring together farmers, PSUs, civil supplies and buyers on a single platform to ease selling and buying process of agricultural products. ?

e-Krishi
e-Agrimarket
e-Waregouse
e-Procure
e-RaKAM


38. Government will provide ________________ % reservation for girls at 100 Navodaya-type schools and will set up 5 higher education institutes for minority community students ?

40
30
25
20
None of These


39. ___________ became First State to Implement Coal Utilisation after it issued tender for power developers to receive cheap coal marked for state in return for selling coal-based power at less than Rs 2.82 a unit. Through auction, coal allocated to state government's power generating stations will be transferred to more fuel-efficient private power plants. It will reduce cost of fuel for distribution companies and ensure effective distribution of domestic coal ?

Goa
Gujarat
Rajasthan
Kerala
None of These


40. Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated YUVA – Skill Development Programme, an initiative by __________ Police under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana. ?

Punjab
Rajasthan
Uttarakhand
Haryana
Delhi


41. Home Ministry declared entire ____________ state as a disturbed area under Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act for one more month, citing various violent activities by insurgent groups ULFA, NDFB, and others ?

Meghalaya
Assam
Manipur
Tripura
None of These


42. Home Ministry merged NCRB (_________________) with Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD), to improve administrative efficiency and optimal utilisation of resources for development works related to policing ?

Natiove Crime Records Bureau
National Crime Records Bureau
National Cultural Records Bureau
Native Cultural Records Bureau
None of These


43. Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry will conduct National Assessment Survey (NAS) for students of class _________________ on November 13, 2017. Approx 30 lakh students will be assessed in 2017-18,making it world’s largest sample survey of student learning achievement ?

3, 5, and 8
1, 3, and 8
2, 4, and 9
5, 6, and 7
None of These


44. India's First World Peace University opened in MIT Pune (________________), Following a Global Summit Science and Spirituality for World Peace. ?

Meghalaya
Gujarat
Goa
Rajasthan
Maharashtra


45. India's telecom services provider ___________ partnered with leading global cyber security company Symantec Corp, to serve growing cyber security requirements of businesses in India ?

BSNL
Bharti Airtel
Vodafone
Idea
None of These


46. Indian Army developed _________ mobile application, that allows serving soldiers to track details like postings and promotion ?

Humraaz
Humsafar
Sainik Mitra
Sahaj
None of These


47. Indian Institute of Management _____________’s incubator Center for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) announced AGRI UDAAN - Food and Agribusiness Accelerator 2.0 as a 6 month program to help innovative startups in scaling up their operations in agri value chain for effective improvement in agriculture ?

Bengaluru
Rohtak
Shillong
Lucknow
Ahmedabad


48. Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) will invest INR 52,000 crores in expanding Paradip refinery in _________ and setting up petrochemical complex after State Government agreed to restore part of tax incentives and give INR 700 crore per annum of an interest-free loan for 15 years ?

Odisha
Jharkhand
Chhattisgarh
West Bengal
None of These


49. Indian Railways announced ePaylater scheme, enabling people to book now & pay later for tickets booked under tatkal quota on IRCTC website. Users may pay the fare within 15 days, with a service charge of ___________ % ?

1.5
3.5
2.5
4.5
None of These


50. Indian Railways has signed its first EPC (_________________) contract with Larsen and Toubro (L&T) for electrification of railway lines, valuing INR 1050 crores ?

Engineering, Profile, Construction
Engineering, Production, Consolidation
Engineering, Procurement, Consolidation
Engineering, Production, Construction
Engineering, Procurement, Construction


51. India’s first railways disaster management village will come up near Bengaluru (______________) by December 2018,where situations like trains falling into rivers and coaches catching fire will be replicated and mock rescue operations will be carried out in real time ?

Karnataka
Kerala
Andhra Pradesh
Telangana
None of These


52. India’s policy think-tank NITI Aayog organized event called ________________ , aimed at bringing together young businessmen at a place and share ideas ?

Game Changers
Warriors
Champions of Change
Techie Hub
None of These


53. ___________ government will State's first Eco-Park on over 34 acres of land reclaimed from encroachers in Rajouri district. State government will spend Rs 1 lakh Cr on development works with special emphasis on education and road connectivity over the next five years.?

Bihar
Chhattisgarh
Jharkhand
Jammu and Kashmir
None of These


54. _____________ approved Freedom of Religion Bill 2017, that seeks to bring stringent anti-conversion law in place under which forceful or allurement induced religious conversion will be a non-bailable criminal offence ?

Goa
Odisha
Bihar
Chhattisgarh
Jharkhand


55. _________ Government has launched clouding seeding Project Varshadhari in Bengaluru under which an aircraft will spray chemicals to induce rainfall. Flight for cloud seeding – BQ-100 Beechcraft will spray Silver Iodide, Sodium Chloride and Potassium Chloride to condense water particles ?

Kerala
Telangana
Karnataka
Andhra Pradesh
None of These


56. _________ Government signed MoU with software giant Microsoft to develop a unique “farm price forecasting model, as a first-of-its-kind initiative in country. It will aid farmers from states to predict farm prices in advance and deal effectively with the unpredictable market. ?

Karnataka
Odisha
Kerala
Goa
None of These


57. ______ government began e-waste disposal project in its state schools with about 12500 kg being disposed on a single day, as an initiative of State's Infrastructure and Technology for Education ?

Karnataka
Kerala
Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
None of These


58. Launch of IRSO’s eight navigation satellite IRNSS-1H onbaord PSLV-C39 from Sriharikota (__________) has been unsuccessful.

  1. Heat shield did not separate as a result of which satellite did not complete the 4th stage.
  2. IRNSS-1H was being sent to space to replace India’s first navigation satellite IRNSS-1A (launched in July 2013) as its three rubidium atomic clocks on board had stopped functioning.
  3. Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) is an independent regional system developed by India on par with the US-based GPS, Russia’s Glonass and Galileo developed by Europe. It offers wide services like terrestrial and marine navigation, disaster management, vehicle tracking and fleet management visual and voice navigation for drivers. It was named “Navic” (Navigation with Indian Constellation) by PM Narendra Modi.
Andhra Pradesh
Odisha
Karnataka
Kerala
None of These


59. ___________ Government launched Namo Yuva Rojgar Kendra initiative aimed at providing job opportunities to unemployed youth in Mumbai. ?

Maharashtra
Goa
Rajasthan
Gujarat
None of These


60. Maharashtra Government launched MahaDBT and MahaVASTU portals to streamline process of DBT (______________).

  1. MahaDBT portal is an Aadhaar-aunthenticated electronic mechanism that will enable direct transfer of benefits for over 40 schemes implemented by various departments.
  2. MahaVASTU is an Online Building Permission Management System with an electronic workflow for sanctioning building approvals with full transparency.
Dual Benefit Transformation
Direct Benefit Transformation
Dual Benefit Transfer
Direct Benefit Transfer
None of These


61. ________________s Nungthaang Tampak village has emerged as India's 2nd and North East's 1st 100 % computer literate village. Kerala’s Chamravattom village is the country’s first 100 % computer literate village ?

Meghalaya
Tripura
Mizoram
Manipur
None of These


62. Microsoft tied up with ______________ Government to use its artificial intelligence-based MINE (Microsoft Intelligent Network for Eyecare) platform to screen children for eye problems and prevent avoidable blindness ?

Andhra Pradesh
Telangana
Kerala
Karnataka
None of These


63. Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal launched Common Food Processing Incubation Center for Shallots (Small Onions) in Chettikulam village in Perambalur District of ____________.

  1. Perambalur is the hub for small onions (Shallots) cultivation in over 8000 hectares producing around 65,000 to 70,000 tonnes every year. Farmers reported massive losses due to conventional methods of handling and storage.
Andhra Pradesh
Karnataka
Kerala
Telangana
Tamil Nadu


64. Minister of State for HRD Mahendra Nath Pandey launched Indian National Anthem video in sign language, Directed by filmmaker Govind Nihalani (3 mins duration), Featuring Actor __________ ?

Amitabh Bachchan
Shah Rukh Khan
Aamir Khan
Akshay Kumar
None of These


65. Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation released Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2017 to assess progress Swachh Bharat Mission in rural India, undertaken by Quality Council of India (QCI). It covered 4626 villages across nation.

  1. Report stated that _______________ of the households have access to a toilet and Sanitation Coverage has increased from 39% in October 2016 to 66% in August 2017.
  2. Big States - Kerala, Haryana and Gujarat are top performers while Bihar (30% coverage) and Uttar Pradesh (37%), Jharkhand (37%) are worst performers in terms of rural sanitation.
32.45%
42.45%
52.45%
62.45 %
None of These


66. Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) will launch Deep Ocean Mission by ____________ to spur research activities in ocean science and develop technology to harness ocean resources. ?

January 2019
January 2020
January 2018
December 2018
None of These


67. Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) launched first phase of National Cyber Coordination Centre (NCCC) , to scan country’s web traffic to detect cyber security threats.

  1. NCCC is implemented by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and works as per provisions of section 69B of Information Technology Act ____________.
2001
2000
2002
2010
None of These


68. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) launched ____________ campaign aimed at reducing adverse environmental conditions especially pollution in country after post Diwali celebrations due to excessive bursting of crackers ?

Harit Diwali, Swatch Diwali
Harit Diwali, Swasth Diwali
Harit Diwali, Sulabh Diwali
Harit Diwali, Sugam Diwali
None of These


69. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) launched country’s first Videsh Bhavan by assimilating all Regional Passport Offices and allied departments under a single roof at Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in _______________. It will cut operating costs and increase efficiency ?

Telangana
Gujarat
Goa
Maharashtra
None of These


70. Ministry of Home Affairs launched _________ portal under Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems Project (CCTNS), as a smart policing initiative to aid efficient police investigation. It's a platform for citizens to file online crime related complaints and also request for antecedent verification ?

Digital Police
Armed Police
New Age Police
Tech Police
None of These


71. Ministry of Shipping will expand LDB (_____________) project to southern region, that is So far being used only in western part since its launch at Jawaharlal Nehru Port (Mumbai) in July 2016.

  1. LDB project uses Information Technology to make logistics sector more efficient. Under this, every container is attached to a Radio Frequency Identification Tag (RFID) tag and tracked through RFID readers. LDB project covers entire movement of containers through rail or road till Inland Container Depot and Container Freight Station.
Logistics Data Bank
Logical Data Bank
Logistics Dual Bank
Logical Dual Bank
None of These


72. Ministry of Women and Child Development organize Women of India Festival  in ____________ in October 2017. ?

Jaipur
New Delhi
Surat
Mumbai
None of These


73. NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog partnered with 3 states each to radically transform their Health and Education sectors under its SATH (__________________) initiative. Shortlisted states for health sector are Uttar Pradesh, Assam and Karnataka while Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Odisha are selected for transforming their education sector ?

Sustainable Action for Training Human Capital
Suitable Action for Transforming Human Capital
Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Care
Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital
None of These


74. NITI Aayog  launched Ease of Doing Business report based on an Enterprise Survey of ____________ manufacturing firms across India, to assess business regulations and enabling environment across India from firms’ perspective. Major findings -

  1. Economic Performance and Reforms - More economic activity and better performance in several business indicators are correlated.
  2. Improvements over time - Younger firms (established after 2014) report more favorable business environment as they take less time in obtaining approvals than older firms
  3. Informational gaps - States need to enhance awareness of steps being undertaken by them to improve ease of doing business. For Exaple, only 20% of start-ups use single window facilities introduced by state governments for setting up a business.Even only 41 % of experts know about such facilities.
  4. Labor regulations as bigger constraint for labor intensive firms - Labor intensive sectors that create comparatively more jobs per unit of capital investment, are more constrained by labor related regulations
  5. Barriers to firm growth - The experience of firms with fewer employees is different from that of larger firms. Sometimes, large firms face more regulatory barriers than smaller firms.
6,500
4,500
2,500
1,500
3,500


75. National Conference on Insolvency and Bankruptcy: Changing Paradigm held in ____________, aimed at facilitating better understanding of intricacies of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 ?

Delhi
Ahmedabad
Mumbai
Jaipur
None of These


76. NCERT (______________) launched a web portal (ncertbooks.ncert.gov.in) to enable schools and individuals to place orders for their books online. Portal will ensure better distribution of NCERT textbooks across country ?

National Council of Educational Research and Training
Native Council of Educational Research and Training
National Committee of Educational Research and Training
Neutral Council of Educational Research and Training
None of These


77. National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed ban on use of non-biodegradable plastic bags which are less than 50 microns in ___________ ?

Jaipur
Ahmedabad
Delhi
Shillong
None of These


78. National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has launched ___________ Campaign, a strategic nation building initiative to engage leaders for guiding and mentoring students at Atal Tinkering Labs. Under this, NITI Aayog is looking for leaders who can spend one to two hours a week in Atal Tinkering labs, to enable students learn future skills of computational thinking. ?

Train India
Innovate India
Young India
Mentor India
None of These


79. National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog suggested establishment of JPI (__________________________) to check delay in finalisation of cases in lower judiciary (district and subordinate courts). It was suggested As part of ‘Three Year Action Agenda (2017-20) recommendations for reforms to expedite justice delivery system. Note that approx 3 crore cases have been pending for years in lower courts ?

Judicial performance institution
Joint procuement index
Joint performance index
Judicial procuement index
Judicial performance index


80. National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and _______________ launched Android Skill Development Programme to impart mobile app development training on Android and Web platform and improve quality of mobile app development ecosystem in India ?

Facebook
Microsoft
Google
Apple
None of These


81. New Metro Rail Policy has been approved, based on Make in India and with several key features -

  1. Policy promotes private investments across a range of metro operations making PPP component mandatory for availing central assistance for new metro projects.
  2. It will be Necessary to provide last mile connectivity to metro Stations through feeder services, Non-Motorised Transport infrastructure like walking and cycling pathways and para-transport facilities.
  3. To ensure that least cost mass transit mode is selected for public transport, new policy mandates evaluation of other modes of mass transit like BRTS (Bus Rapid Transit System), Light Rail Transit, Tramways etc Setting up Urban Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA) has been made mandatory which is to prepare Comprehensive Mobility Plans for cities.
  4. Policy stipulated a shift from present ‘Financial Internal Rate of Return of 8%’ to ‘Economic Internal Rate of Return of ______________ for approving metro projects, in line with global practices.
  5. New policy empowers States to make regulations and set up permanent Fare Fixation Authority for timely revision of fares.
  6. Policy envisages private sector participation in O & M of metro services in different ways -
    1. Cost plus fee contract - Private operator is paid a monthly/annual payment for O&M of system. Operational and revenue risk is borne by the owner
    2. Gross Cost Contract - Private operator is paid a fixed sum for duration of the contract. Operator to bear O&M risk while the owner bears the revenue risk.
    3. Net Cost Contract - Operator collects complete revenue generated for services provided.
  7. At present, metro projects with  a total length of 370  kms are operational in 8 cities - Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, Kochi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Gurugram.
14%
20%
18%
25%
None of These


82. Nuakhai Agriculture Festival observed by people of Western _________________, aimed at welcoming new rice of season. It is also observed in adjoing areas of Simdega in Jharkhand?

Jharkhand
Odisha
Chhattisgarh
Maharashtra
None of These


83. __________ Government launched a grid-connected rooftop solar programme through net-metering system at State Secretariat in Bhubaneswar, aimed at harnessing renewable solar capacity through people’s participation to further strengthen grid and benefit public ?

Odisha
Jharkhand
Chhattisgarh
West Bengal
None of These


84. __________ Government will launch Durgama Anchalare Malaria Nirakaran (DAMON) as a special programme to prevent spread of malaria in remote areas of Ganjam district ?

Odisha
Jharkhand
Chhattisgarh
West Bengal
None of These


85. __________ government and Facebook launched ‘SheMeansBusiness’ programme to train women entrepreneurs in state under Project Mission Shakti. ?

Chhattisgarh
West Bengal
Jharkhand
Odisha
None of These


86. PM Narendra Modi announced INR 100 crores corpus to find a permanent solution to Flood issues in North-Eastern states. He also announced INR __________ crores as an immediate aid, after reviewing flood situations in North Eastern states ?

5350
3350
1350
2350
None of These


87. PM Narendra Modi dedicated to nation 11 completed highway projects in _______________, covering a total length of about 873 kilometres and total expenses approx INR 15000 crores. ?

Goa
Rajasthan
Gujarat
Maharashtra
None of These


88. _______________ government joined hands with World Bank to set up India’s first ever official Partition museum at Amritsar.

  1. Note that central Government also recently announced to establish National Sports Museum at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.
Haryana
Uttarakhand
Jammu and kashmir
Gujarat
Punjab


89. _______ government and HPCL will form a joint venture company HRRL, for Barmer petroleum refinery and petrochemical complex. State government will have 26% and HPCL will have 74 % of partnership. Refinery would be set up in 4,813 acres of land and 270 MW power would be generated from waste petcoke generated from refinery ?

Rajasthan
Goa
Gujarat
Punjab
None of These


90. Textiles Minister Smriti Irani inaugurated ____________’s first textiles manufacturing and export unit ‘Orient Craft Ltd’ ?

Goa
Chhattisgarh
Odisha
Jharkhand
None of These


91. State government of ____________ will distribute 13 lakh Soil Health Cards among farmers.

  1. Soil Health Card Scheme is launched by Government of India in February 2015. Under this, government issues soil cards to farmers which will carry crop-wise recommendations of nutrients and fertilisers required for the individual farms to help farmers to improve productivity through judicious use of inputs.
Tripura
Meghalaya
Assam
Manipur
None of These


92. State government of ____________ released INR 1935 Crores to undertake relief operations in flood affected areas of state. ?

Chhattisgarh
Bihar
Jharkhand
Odisha
None of These


93. Supreme Court ruled that insurance companies will not renew insurance of a vehicle unless owner provides ___________________ . ?

Registration certificate
Pollution under control certificate
Driving License
Aadhaar Card
None of These


94. _______ Government and World Resources Institute (WRI) launched Smart Streets Lab program aimed at carving out innovative road and women safety solutions in Hyderabad ?

Kerala
Odisha
Andhra Pradesh
Telangana
None of These


95. __________ Governmrnt initiated an INR 2000 crores project to modernize Sriram Sagar project that has potential to serve several districts in state ?

Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
Odisha
West Bengal
None of These


96. To end issue of Triple Talaq in Muslim community, five judges bench (of five faiths) of Supreme Court struck down validity of triple talaq by a majority of _________, stating that Triple Talaq violates fundamental right of Muslim women as it irrevocably ends marriage without any chance of reconciliation. ?

3:2
4:1
5:0
0:5
None of These


97. To prevent adulteration and revenue leakage, ___________ government has decided that country liquor would be grain-based, undergo chemical tests and be branded and make it mandatory for bottles to sport a hologram as in the case of IMFL. ?

Tripura
Assam
Meghalaya
Manipur
None of These


98. To promote cruise tourism in India, The dawn of cruise tourism in India event held in __________ ?

Shillong
Guwahati
Delhi
Mumbai
None of These


99. UIDAI partnered with CSC India for launching door step enrolment facility in ___________ for elderly and patients who cannot travel to Aadhar centers ?

Guwahati
Kolkata
Pune
Mumbai
Delhi


100. ____________ Government launched Namami Gange Jagriti Yatra awareness driver, to focus on cleanliness along 1025 KMs long banks of Ganga river. National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) also approved 10 projects in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal of approx INR 2033 crores ?

West Bengal
Bihar
Uttar Pradesh
Odisha
None of These


101. __________ government ended interviews for selection of candidates for government jobs in all non-gazetted posts of Group B, C and D categories. However, for recruitment of gazetted officers in Class II category, Interview will be a must?

Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
None of These


102. e-Commerce Firm _____________ launched virtual customer service (VCS) as an initiative to create cost efficient employment prospects for skilled candidates seeking more flexible work opportunities. It will help many people resume their career and find an earning with comfort of being at home. ?

Flipkart
Amazon
Alibaba
Paytm
None of These





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