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National Current Affairs Quiz - December 2016

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1. _____________ study Utility Scale DSM Opportunities and Business Models in India has pegged India’s Energy Efficiency Market at Rs. 1.6 Lakh Crores. Ministry of Power has fixed energy savings targets for XII Plan period (2012­17) as 60.5 BU (billion units) through various energy efficiency interventions ?

World Bank
IMF
ADB
New Development Bank
None of These


2. Ministry of Women and Child Development launched ‘_____________’ portal to register complaints of child sexual abuse ?

Complaint-Box
Suggestion-Box
E­BOX
I-BOX
None of These


3. 10­days Tripitak Sutrapath Mahotasava has started at Bodhgaya in ____________ ?

Mizoram
Manipur
Assam
Bihar
None of These


4. 21st International Film Festival of Kerala held in _____________ ?

Kochi
Malappuram
Kozhikode
Kollam
Thiruvananthapuram


5. 6,117 _______________ dancers have set a new Guinness World Record by performing together in a single event in Vijayawada district of Andhra Pradesh. Guinness World Record updated for 12­minute “Jayamu Jayamu” item as ‘Largest ______________ dance’ performance. ?

Kathak
Bharata Natyam
Kuchipudi
Kathakali
None of These


6. ___________ launched by AYUSH Ministry to promote health and health education in villages ?

Swasthya Raksha Programme
Swasthya Bharat Programme
Swatch Raksha Programme
Swatch Bharat Programme
None of These


7. Thal Favang Kut festival organised by state Government of ____________. It is a post­harvest festival which is celebrated after harvesting the paddy. ?

Manipur
Mizoram
Assam
Nagaland
None of These


8. Actor ___________ has recently launched Braille­Tactile children’s book series Tactabet. ?

Hrithik Roshan
Aamir Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
Ranbir Kapoor
None of These


9. ____________________ High Court ruled that practice of triple talaq (Talaq­e­bidat) among Muslims is unconstitutional and violates rights of women as stated in constitution. High Court also stated that No Personal Law Board is above Constitution, referring to All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) ?

Allahabad
Delhi
Jodhpur
Patna
None of These


10. American Firm _____________ introduced Its Prime Video Service in India, to provide users access to collection of ad­free new releases including Bollywood and Hollywood movies. It will pose competition to other online streaming services like Netflix and Hotstar. ?

Google
Facebook
Microsoft
Amazon
None of These


11. Amul, a Milk Products brand under Kaira District Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union will invest 200 crore rupees for a ‘Centralised Milk Processing Plant’ at Sankrail Food Park in Howrah in _______________ ?

Odisha
Jharkhand
Chhattisgarh
West Bengal
None of These


12. _______________ Government allotted 1473 Acres land for construction of nuclear power plant at Kovvada. This 6600 MW Nuclear Power Project will be executed at estimated cost of Rs 60000 crores. State govt also launched website of state's Economic Development Board (AP­EDB) ?

Kerala
Andhra Pradesh
Karnataka
Telangana
None of These


13. Annual Reading Trends Report 2016 by Amazon has ranked ____________ as country’s most well ­ read city in fourth consecutive year. Bengaluru and Mumbai taking second and third spot ?

Chennai
Nashik
Ahmedabad
Pune
Delhi


14. Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) found ancient camping site used by pre­historic man, at an altitude of 4,200 metres in Nubra Valley of Ladakh in _______ ?

J & K
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Punjab
None of These


15. As per report by Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) and Deloitte, India's internet population will increase from current 34.3 crore to ________ crore users by 2020 ?

50
40
70
60
None of These


16. _______________ government launched ‘Sustainable Action for Climate Resilient Development in Majuli’ (SACReD, Majuli) to make river island Majuli country’s first ever Carbon Neutral district by 2020. ?

West Bengal
Nagaland
Assam
Sikkim
None of These


17. _______________'s Hailakandi became 1st district to pay cashless transactions wages after it paid wages to tea garden workers through individual bank accounts ?

West Bengal
Assam
Sikkim
Bihar
None of These


18. Augmented reality Game Pokemon Go entered Indian market, 2016 in partnership with telecom operator ____________. ?

Airtel
Reliance Jio
Vodafone
Idea
None of These


19. Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) and Kerala Police organized 45th All India Police Science Congress in ___________ ?

Kochi
Kozhikode
Coimbatore
Thiruvananthapuram
None of These


20. Cabinet approved draft Major Port Authorities Bill 2016, aimed to replace Major Port Trusts Act 1963. The bill aims to empower 12 major ports to perform with greater efficiency on account of full autonomy in decision­making. Number of sections have been reduced to ___________, from 134 ?

65
55
45
125
None of These


21. Campaign 100 Million for 100 Million Campaign organized by Nobel peace prize winner __________________ 's Childrens’ Foundation, on occasion 0f 81st birthday of President of India Pranab Mukherjee. Aim is to mobilise 100 million youth and children for 100 million underprivileged children across world ?

Kailash Satyarthi
Satya Nadella
Malala Yousafzai
Anil Bokil
None of These


22. ___________________ CM Raman Singh Launched country’s first cashless bazaar in capital Raipur. It has over 900 shops that provide customers the facilities of cashless payments using Cashless systems ?

Jharkhand
Chhattisgarh
Odisha
West Bengal
None of These


23. Cyclone _________ struck coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. It is 3rd cyclonic storm of season after Cyclone Kyant and Nada ?

Vajra
Chakra
Vaayu
Vardah
None of These


24. ______ High Court removed ban imposed on 344 fixed dose combination (FDC) drugs by Central Government over fears that they are potential health and safety hazards.Ban was imposed based on recommendations of Kokate committee. ?

Uttar Pradesh
Rajasthan
Bihar
Haryana
Delhi


25. Department of Posts brought out a Special Cover on freedom fighter ________________, eight Commemorative Postage Stamps on Personalities Series: Bihar & a stamp on Hardayal Municipal Heritage Public Library ?

Lala Lapat Rai
Shaheed Udham Singh
Gaya Prasad Katiyar
Shaheed Bhagat Singh
None of These


26. Department of Telecom (DoT) will soon launch ‘________’ portal that will let users check radiation compliance status of mobile towers and transmitters across country ?

Tarang Sanchar
Tarang Pravah
Sacnhar Pravah
Akash Vani
None of These


27. ESIC (Employee's State Insurance Corporation) enhanced Ceiling on Medical Expenditure from Rs. 2150 to Rs. ___________ per Insured Person with sub ceiling of Rs. 1250 for “Administration” and Rs. 1750 for “Other.

To enhance number of Registered Employers / Employees, a new enrollment Scheme has been approved for three months ­ 1st January to 31st March, 2017 ?

4000
3000
2500
5000
None of These


28. Enforcement Directorate summoned ___________ India to investigate airline’s alleged violation of Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) regulations ?

Spicejet
Indigo
AirAsia
Jet Airways
None of These


29. Environment Ministry approved Rs. 40 crore proposal of _______________ government to treat water from Ousteri lake ?

Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Delhi
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Goa
Puducherry


30. First Serendipity Arts Festival (SAF) held on banks of river Mandovi in Panaji (______________). ?

Gujarat
Maharashtra
Goa
Haryana
None of These


31. First ever International Gita Mahotsav­2016 held in Kurukshetra (__________). ?

Himachal Pradesh
Punjab
Uttar Pradesh
Haryana
None of These


32. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) banned use of ______________ for wrapping and packing of food items. This is first time in recent years FSSAI has issued new rule related to packaging of food items ?

Aluminnium Foils
Newspapers
Silver Foils
Copper Foils
None of These


33. Forbes India Celebrity 100 List 2016 ­ Top 5 in Income ­ _______________, Shah Rukh Khan, Virat Kohli, Akshay Kumar , MS Dhoni. Top 3 in Fame ­ Virat Kohli, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan ?

Salman Khan
Hrithik Roshan
Ranbir Kapoor
Ranveer Singh
None of These


34. Foundation Stone for first Second Generation (2G) Ethanol Bio­refinery in India laid at village Tarkhanwala in ___________ (Punjab). It will be done at investment of Rs 600 crores by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) ?

Ludhiana
Jalandhar
Patiala
Amritsar
Bathinda


35. ________________ will provide 1 Billion Euro Loan to India for strenthening India's Intra­State and Inter­State transmission utilities ?

Japan
Germany
Russia
World Bank
None of These


36. _______________ Government launched Yuva Sanchar Yojana, for providing Free Talktime and Internet Data to youth in state. Under this, free 100 minutes talk time and 3 GB Internet data with a SIM card (every month) will be given to youths aged between 16­30 years, in association with Vodafone ?

Goa
Gujarat
Maharashtra
Odisha
None of These


37. ___________ partnered with Ministry of Consumer Affairs to launch nationwide Digitally Safe Consumer campaign to raise awareness among consumers about online safety and better protect consumer interest online. It also launched personal safety app Trusted Contacts ?

ADOBE
TCS
Yahoo
Microsoft
Google


38. Government approved Including Irular community (including Villi and Vettaikaran) in Scheduled Tribes list. It is ___________'s first Scheduled Tribes ?

Puducherry
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Daman and Diu
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
None of These


39. Government approved _______________ Metro Rail Project Phase 1, covering length of 31.254 km in 2 corridors . Corridor ­ 1 (Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation to Swargate} an Corriodor­2 (Vanaz to Ramwadi). Cost of project is 11420 crores ?

Nashik
Pune
Jaipur
Siliguri
None of These


40. Government approved formation of a new service ­ IEDS (__________________), Under Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises(MSME). It is meant to help in achieving vision of “Startup India”, “Stand­up India” and “Make in India”. Cadre Review of Indian Telecommunications Service was also approved ?

Indian Entrepreneurship Development Service
Indian Entrepreneurship Deployment Service
Internal Enterprise Development Service
Indian Enterprise Deployment Service
Indian Enterprise Development Service


41. Government reduced registration fees for Hindus and other minority community people of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh as Indian citizens from Rs 15000 to Rs _______________ ?

10000
100
1000
10
None of These


42. Government released 1982 crores multipurpose Polavaram irrigation project in ________________, being funded through NABARD under Prime Minister Krishi Sinchayee Yojana ?

Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
Kerala
Karnataka
None of These


43. Government will launch toll­free number ‘____________’ for taking feedback on call drops from telecom subscribers ?

1955
1199
5599
1234
None of These


44. Government will set up 50 Biotech Laboratories in Senior Secondary Schools of ______________, under scheme Biotech Labs in Senior Secondary Schools (BLISS). It will be done at approx cost of 75 to 100 crores ?

Manipur
Sikkim
Mizoram
Assam
Arunachal Pradesh


45. Government will set up a single permanent Tribunal to adjudicate all _________________, to be headed by a retired Supreme Court judge ?

Telecom Services Disputes
Inter­State river water disputes
Payment Settlement Disputes
Migration Issues
None of These


46. Government will soon set up toll free number ___________ to provide relevant information and guidance directly to pregnant women, under Mother and Child Tracking Facilitation Centre (MCTFC) in New Delhi ?

10588
10688
10788
10988
None of These


47. Govt. of India tied up with Intel to conduct research work on WAQM (____________) initiative. It will consider proposals from academic institutions in area of such online monitoring systems and provide grant­in­aid support to selected project ?

Water and Air Quantity Monitoring
Water and Air Quality Monetizing
Water and Air Quantity Monetizing
Water and Abundance Quality Monitoring
Water and Air Quality Monitoring


48. ____________ government banned hookah bars made Liquor Laws Tougher with penalty of 5 Lakh Rupees and jail term of upto 10 years for those involved in purchase, sale and transportation of liquor ?

Gujarat
Goa
Bihar
Maharashtra
None of These


49. ____________ became first state to launch Mahila Police Volunteer (MPV) initiative for safety of women, aimed at bridging gap between Police and Civil society for safety of women ?

Himachal Pradesh
Haryana
Bihar
Punjab
None of These


50. _____________ government issued petro cards to drivers in state for cashless payments for fuel, administered by Indian Oil and Bharat Petroleum ?

Punjab
Himachal Pradesh
Mizoram
Meghalaya
Haryana


51. _____________ government launched Immunization Incentives and Information Programme to increase immunization rates of children under 1 years age ?

Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Assam
None of These


52. _____________ Raj Bhawan In Shimla adopted cashless / cheque payments to ensure all transactions are made online. It also became 6th state to achieve 100% Aadhar saturation. Other states are ­ Delhi, Telangana, Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh.

______________ also opened its first Cyber Crime Police Station in Shimla ?

Haryana
Punjab
Himachal Pradesh
Manipur
None of These


53. In it’s Global Education Monitoring Report 2016, UNESCO claimed that India will achieve universal primary education by 2050, universal lower secondary education (Grades VI ­ VIII in case of India) by 2060 and universal upper secondary education (Grades IX­XII in case of India) by _______ ?

2055
2065
2075
2085
None of These


54. In wake of rising prices and concerns about wheat crop in 2016­17, Government waived import duty on wheat to 0 % (from ____________) for indefinite period ?

15 %
20 %
2 %
5 %
10 %


55. India International Science festival (IISF) held at CSIR­National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in _________ with theme Science for the masses ?

Jaipur
Ahmedabad
New Delhi
Jodhpur
None of These


56. India's National High Speed Rail Corporation and _____________ International Cooperation Agency signed a Memorandum for General Consultancy for smooth implementation of Mumbai­Ahmedabad High Speed Railway Project ?

Japan
China
Vietnam
Myanmar
None of These


57. __________ launched aVeterans Outreach App, to reach out to its ex­servicemen ?

Indian Air Force
Indian Army
Indian Navy
CISF
None of These


58. Indian Railways announced that reservation of rail tickets for senior citizens will be directly linked to Aadhaar or Unique Identification (UID) cards from 1 ________ onwards, making Aadhaar mandatory for availing concessions ?

April 2017
April 2018
April 2019
March 2017
None of These


59. Indian actor ___________’s 500th film ‘The Big Sick’ has been selected for world premier at Sundance Film Festival to be held in USA in January 2017. ?

Anupam Kher
Amitabh Bachchan
Naseeruddin Shah
Kader Khan
None of These


60. India’s 2nd centre of excellence for sericulture will be launched in Bengaluru (Karnataka ). India’s first such centre was set up in ___________. India currently imports approx 4,000 metric tonnes of high quality raw silk from China ?

Raipur
Bhubaneswar
Kolkata
Ranchi
None of These


61. India’s first transgender school inaugurated in Kochi (___________), aiming to provide transgenders security, salvation and sustainability. ?

Andhra Pradesh
Karnataka
Telangana
Kerala
None of These


62. Judima Festival held at Haflong in _________, aiming to establish Haflong into tourism map of Northeast. ?

Nagaland
Assam
Manipur
Mizoram
None of These


63. ________ Government formally launched state’s first air ambulance H130 helicopters in Bengaluru, with emergency number 155350 ?

Maharashtra
Kerala
Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
Karnataka


64. ______________ Government removed restrictions related to Females working in Night Shifts, allowing women to work in night shifts in all sectors in a bid to provide equal opportunities for women ?

Karnataka
Goa
Gujarat
Maharashtra
None of These


65. ___________ CM Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated 3rd Kochi­Muziris Biennale (KMB), Titled Forming in the pupil of an eye. 90 Days long festival will have artists from 31 nations participating ?

Karnataka
Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
Kerala
None of These


66. _________ Government launched Haritha Keralam Mission for creating new sustainable development perspectives in the state ?

Karnataka
Odisha
Kerala
West Bengal
None of These


67. Lanura in Budgam district became first village to become cashless in state of _________ ?

Haryana
Jammu and Kashmir
Punjab
Himachal Pradesh
None of These


68. __________ Government launched 5 months long Narmada Seva Yatra to turn Narmada river pollution free. It will cover more than 1900 kilometres in 16 districts and create awareness about conservation of river ?

Maharashtra
Madhya Pradesh
Mizoram
Nagaland
None of These


69. ___________ Govt. organised India’s first and biggest crop insurance claim distribution programme under Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme in Ujjain district. Insurance claims worth Rs 4,416 crore were distributed to 20.4 lakh farmers of state ?

Nagaland
Jharkhand
Chhattisgarh
Madhya Pradesh
None of These


70. __________ High Court banned all unauthorised Sharia courts in mosques across state , saying centres of worship were only to be used for religious purposes. ?

Tamil Nadu
Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
Gujarat
None of These


71. ____________ Government will create separate Ministry for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and State's forest department will launch a state­wide 24×7 helpline for registering complaints or getting information about issues related to forests and wildlife from January 2017. ?

Maharashtra
Goa
Gujarat
Rajasthan
None of These


72. Manipur CM Okram Ibobi Singh inaugurated 2 new districts ­ Pherzawl and Noney, Taking total number of districts in State to __________ ?

10
11
9
18
None of These


73. ____________ launched its first full­scale Cybersecurity Engagement Centre (CSEC) in India (New Delhi). It is company’s seventh Cybersecurity Centre in the world and will function as a satellite to its Redmond Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) ?

Google
Facebook
TCS
Microsoft
None of These


74. Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Venkaiah Naidu announced _________ subsidy for North Eastern States and 75% subsidy for other States in setting up of Community Radio Stations. A New dedicated Doordarshan channel ArunPrabha will also be launched in January 2017. ?

95 %
85 %
100 %
80 %
90%


75. Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari laid foundation stones for 17 road projects in Jiribam and Imphal (_________). Overall cost is approx 1152 Crores ?

Mizoram
Arunachal Pradesh
Manipur
Assam
None of These


76. Minister of Electronics and Information Technology, Ravishankar Prasad launched TV channel DigiShala to promote cashless transactions, under Digidhan campaign. NITI Aayog will also provide Rs. _________ for every district in India to encourage digital payment system ?

5 Lakh
10 Lakh
15 Lakh
20 Lakh
None of These


77. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) eased up rules for Getting Passport, by eending Passport Rules 1980. As per new norms, ____________ is no longer mandatory . Applicants can submit PAN Card, birth certificate, voter id, Aadhaar, driving licence ?

Ration Card
Educational Certificates
Birth Certificate
Pan card
None of These


78. Ministry of Human Resource Development will open a new Regional Institute of Education at Nellore (_________) ?

Karnataka
Kerala
Assam
Andhra Pradesh
None of These


79. Ministry of Minority Affairs launched website _____________, related to Haj Matters. It will provide all necessary information relating to Haj management and will also facilitate making online application for Haj pilgrimag ?

www.haj.com
www.haj.co.in
www.haj.org.in
www.haj.in
www.haj.gov.in


80. Ministry of _______ will establish a Bunkar Mitra­Handloom Helpline Centre to answer professional queries of weavers, initially in 7 languages ­ English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada Bengali and Assamese . It will also organize first ever Investors Summit for North Eastern States at Shillong (Meghalaya) in Jan 2017 ?

Women and Child Welfare
Labour and Employment
Textiles
MSME
None of These


81. Ministry of Tribal Affairs will launch National Resource Centre (NRC) for Tribal Livelihood issues in __________ (Odisha), in name of Vanjeevan. It will be launched in collaboration with UNDP and National Scheduled Tribes Finance and Development Corporation (NSTFDC) ?

Bhubaneswar
Cuttack
Dhenkanal
Surabnpur
None of These


82. NIT _________ signed 3 MoUs with ONGC and NEEPCO busines, for collaborative research in oil sectors and imparting training and conducting short term courses ?

Patna
Agartala
Delhi
Warangal
None of These


83. NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog along with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare rolled out Performance on Health Outcomes index, to rank States on the basis of their performance on measurable health indicators. Rankings Data shall be made available by NITI Aayog in Sep 2017, after due consideration. NITI Aayog's CEO is ___________ ?

Amitabh Kant
Nripendra Mishra
Ajit Dobhal
Swashpawan Singh
None of These


84. National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed _____________ government to cancel allotments of salt pans in Sambhar Salt Lake. NGT also banned burning of waste in open places ­ Imposong fine of Rs 5000 on simple burning and Rs 25000 for Bulk Waste Burning. Besides, NGT also imposed fine of Rs 50000 on Airlines whose aircrafts leave Human waste in air ?

Rajasthan
Maharashtra
Goa
Gujarat
None of These


85. New Wagah Like Border viewing point will be opened near Suigam in __________’s Banaskantha district ?

Goa
Rajasthan
Punjab
Gujarat
None of These


86. Noted television journalist ___________ announced launch of his new venture Republic, to be launched from 26­01­2017. ?

Rajat Sharma
Barkha Dutt
Rajdeep Sardesai
Arnab Goswami
None of These


87. ________ Government launched Biju Sishu Surakshya Yojana to nurture orphan and HIV­infected children residing in different child care institutions and orphanages and also launched Durgama Anchalare Malaria Nirakaran (malaria control in inaccessible areas) DAMAN as malaria control programme for five years ?

Jharkhand
Odisha
Chhattisgarh
West Bengal
None of These


88. _____________ Government will build 2000 kilometers additional concrete roads in rural areas by March 2017, under Gopabandhu Grameen Yojana (GGY). State Government also added 25 lakh new beneficiaries under Mamata Yojana and transferred Rs 1,100 crore to their bank accounts, on occasion of 5th Anniversary of Mamata Yojana ?

Mizoram
Jharkhand
Nagaland
Gujarat
Odisha


89. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) will set up a new basin in __________ by end of 2017 , to explore oil and gas in North­East region ?

Agartala
Imphal
Dibrugarh
Guwahati
None of These


90. P M Narendra Modi inaugurated India's Largest cheese plant of Banaskantha Cooperative Milk Producers Union (Banas Dairy) in _________ ?

Rajasthan
Mahrashtra
Goa
Gujarat
None of These


91. PM Narendra Modi laid foundation stone for grand memorial of Maratha warrior king ________________, being built by state government in Arabian Sea, off Mumbai coast. It will cost approx 3600 crores, will be a 192­metre­tall statue ?

Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj
Bajirao Peshwa
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
Shahaji Raje Bhosale
None of These


92. PM Narendra Modi laid foundation stone of Chardham Mahamarg Vikas Pariyojna, which includes developing 900 km of national highways in Uttarakhand at total cost of Rs. __________ crores ?

1000
12000
2000
20000
None of These


93. PM Narendra Modi laid foundation stone of first ever “Indian Institute of Skills” in India at __________ (Uttar Pradesh). It was conceptualized by PM during his visit to Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education ?

Lucknow
Kanpur
Allahabad
Varanasi
None of These


94. PM Narendra Modi launched National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) in ________________ (Uttar Pradesh). It aims to provide apprenticeship training to over 50 lakh youngsters to create more jobs. It has budgetary outlay of Rs 10000 crores. He also laid foundation stone of Madan Mohan Malviya Cancer Centre in Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) ?

Ghaziabad
Varanasi
Lucknow
Kanpur
None of These


95. Piyush Goyal (Minister of State(IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines) launched ____________ Web Portal, designed to bring flexibility in Utilization of Domestic Coal by transferring reserves to more cost efficient State/Centre owned or Private sector generating stations, leading to lower generation costs and ultimately lesser cost of electricity for the consumers ?

Coal Mitra
Coal Mines
Indian Coal
Coal Srajan
None of These


96. Power Ministry will soon launch mobile application ___________ to provide real time data of all six lakh villages of the country, aimed at ensuring transparency in implementation of rural electrification programm ?

GARV­II
Srajan II
Graimin II
Sulabh II
None of These


97. Puducherry Government implemented ___________ reservation for differently­abled persons in government jobs in Union Territory ?

5 %
3 %
7 %
10 %
None of These


98. ____________ Government launched India’s first amphibious bus project named Harike Cruis, that travels on land and as well as in water. It has been imported from Swedish automobile company Scania. Route of bus includes 13 km ride from Amritsar to Harike wetlands ?

Jharkhand
Chhattisgarh
Haryana
Punjab
None of These


99. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu launched website of National Rail Plan ___________ ON url www.nationalrailplan.in. ?

2045
2040
2025
2020
2030


100. __________________ Government launched Annapurna Rasoi Scheme to provide quality meal at cheap price to poor and needy on lines with Tamil Nadu Government’s Amma canteens. Tagline for scheme is: “Sabke liye bhojan, sabke liye sammaan (Food for all, respect for all)”. Food under this scheme will be provided at subsidized rates, breakfast at Rs 5 per plate and lunch/dinner at Rs 8 per plate ?

Uttar Pradesh
Mizoram
Rajasthan
Gujarat
None of These


101. __________ High Court scrapped state Special Backward Classes (SBC) Reservation Act 2015 that provided 5% quota to five communities, including Gujjars in jobs and education. State Govt also launched mobile App LeZgo, to provide latest information about tourist attractions ?

Rajasthan
Jharkhand
Chhattisgarh
Odisha
None of These


102. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) __________ achieved carbon neutral status. It is first in Asia­Pacific region in 5­15 million passengers per annum category to attain this status. Earlier, Delhi Airport had become first airport in Asia­Pacific to achieve carbon neutral status among all categories ?

Jaipur
Hyderabad
Ahmedabad
Madras
None of These


103. Rajya Sabha passed Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2014 (repealing Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunity Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act ___________ ­ The bill covers huge spectrum of issues faced by Persons with Disabilities and complies with UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities, to which India became a signatory in 2007. Features Include At least 5% seats in higher education and 5% vacancies must be reserved in government jobs for PWDs and several other equalizer aspects ?

1985
1975
1995
1999
None of These


104. Shripad Yesso Naik (Minister of State for AYUSH (IC)) inaugurated North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda & Homoeopathy (NEIAH) at Shillong in __________ ?

Assam
Manipur
Nagaland
Mizoram
Meghalaya


105. Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) launched tender of _______________ capacity for development of grid­connected rooftop solar capacity for Government Departments. It is a step towards fulfilment of the Government of India’s target for installation of 40 GW rooftop solar power plants by the year 2022 ?

10000 MW
2000 MW
1000 MW
20000 MW
None of These


106. Sports Ministry derecognised yoga as ‘priority sport’, stating that it will not be possible to conduct competitions in It. now come under prerogative of Ministry of _________ ?

Women and Child Welfare
Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Finance
AYUSH
None of These


107. Supreme Court approved Government’s GRAP (_________________) to tackle pollution in Delhi­NCR. Enforcement of action plan will be under orders of Environment Pollution (Control and Prevention) Authority (EPCA). SC also ordered to remove all liquor shops located 500 metres or less from national and state highways. ?

Global Response Action Plan
Graded Response Action Plan
Granular Response Action Plan
Graded Reaction Action Plan
None of These


108. Supreme Court ruled that ____________________ is an integral part of India and did not enjoy sovereign status, either under its constitution or that of India. It affirmed that state's separate constitution was subordinate to the Indian Constitution and its permanent residents were Indian citizens.

SC made this observation after appeal filed by banks over issue of recovery of loans under Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest (SARFAESI) Act, 2002. J&K HC in 2015 held that SARFAESI Act 2002 was not valid in respect of residents of J & K as it collides with Transfer of Property Act of Jammu & Kashmir, 1920 ?

Jammu and Kashmir
Haryana
Nagaland
Goa
None of These


109. Supreme Court ruled that horse racing is not animal cruelty and It is different from Jallikattu (_______________), which has several measures to torture bulls. It was announced by SC on a petition challenging a Rajasthan High Court’s order banning horce races in Rajasthan ?

Karnataka
Kerala
Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
Tamilnadu


110.___________’s Ibrahimpur becomes first cashless village in south India ?

Tripura
Telangana
Sikkim
Mizoram
None of These


111. _______________ , Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment released first issue of National Newspaper dedicated to Senior Citizen, 'Saanjhi Saanjh', edited by J.V Manisha Bajaj ?

Thaawarchand Gehlot
Nitin Gadkari
V K Singh
Rajnath Singh
None of These


112. Tribal Affairs Minister _________ launched Stanpan Suraksha mobile app to promote breastfeeding and keep a tab on inappropriate promotion of baby food items ?

Smriti Irani
Prakash Javedkar
Piyush Goyal
Suresh Prabhu
Jual Oram


113. ____________ government adopted for cashless payment in all public transactions, starting from 1 January 2017 ?

Tripura
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Assam
None of These


114. Uttar Pradesh government approved including _________ Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in Scheduled Class (SC) list ?

27
17
37
57
None of These


115. _________ government tied up with Tata Trusts to leverage digital platforms to strengthen the public distribution system (PDS) in state ?

Punjab
Himachal Pradesh
Haryana
Sikkim
Uttar Pradesh


116. _____________ CM Harish Rawat unveiled statue of renowned Tamil poet and philosopher Thiruvalluvar in Haridwar. Thiruvalluvar is believed to have lived between 3rd Century BC and 1st Century BC ?

Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
Punjab
Himachal Pradesh
None of These


117. ______________ High Court directed state government to impose ban on sale and consumption of liquor in three districts ­ Rudraprayag, Chamoli, and Uttarkashi ?

Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
Himachal Pradesh
Haryana
None of These


118. VIT University (Vellore ­ ______________) became India’s first academic institution to be certified with QS 4­star rating ?

Tamilnadu
Kerala
Karnataka
Telangana
None of These


119. _________________ became first Parliamentary constituency in India to have health insurance for all citizens. It consists of 265 villages in Andhra Pradesh. Swastha Kutambham health insurance scheme by Andhra Pradesh Government in association with Tata Trusts covers health for all in rural areas ?

Nellore
Kakinada
Tirupati
Kadapa
Vijayawada


120. Women and Child Development Ministry tied up with India Post and _________ for offering more payment options to buyers and simplify shipping of products bought fromMahila E­haat online marketing platform for women entrepreneurs ?

HDFC Bank
SBI
ICICI Bank
Axis Bank
None of These

 

121. ______________ government launched ‘Sustainable Action for Climate Resilient Development in Majuli’ (SACReD, Majuli) to make river island Majuli country’s first ever Carbon Neutral district by 2020 ?

Manipur
Assam
Mizoram
Nagaland
None of These


122. _______ National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC) held in Pune (Maharashtra). ?

4th
14th
34th
29th
24th


123. _________ Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit will be held in Gandhinagar from January 10th ­ 13th 2017 with theme Sustainable Economic and Social Development ?

8th
18th
4th
6th
None of These


124. Apple’s Taiwanese partner Wistron will set up manufacturing unit in _____________ for manufacturing Apple iPhones, from April 2017. ?

New Delhi
Bengaluru
Hyderabad
Ahmedabad
None of These


125. ___________________ has highest increase in per capita income among all states and Union territories (INR 280142 during 2015­16), Followed by Chandigarh (2,42,386) and Sikkim (Rs 2,27,465). Note that National Average stands at Rs 93,293 ?

Kerala
Uttar Pradesh
Maharashtra
Mizoram
New Delhi


126. _____________ Government laucned a health insurance scheme ­ ‘Atal­Amrit Abhiyan’, to provide coverage against several critical illnesses. Families with annual income under Rs 5 lakh are eligible to avail benefi ?

Assam
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
None of These


127. Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) commissioned second 600 MW unit of Singareni Thermal Power Project in Adilabad District of _____________ ?

Assam
Manipur
Telangana
Meghalaya
None of These


128. Bihar Government approved __________________ reservation in all judicial services for aspirants belonging to Extremely Backward Classes (EBCs), Other Backward Classes (OBCs), Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) ?

25 %
75 %
80 %
50 %
None of These


129. First Digi Dhan mela in country held in Gurugram (___________), to promote digital and cashless transactions ?

Uttar Pradesh
Punjab
Meghalaya
Manipur
Haryana


130. Government approved re­designation of Delhi­Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project Implementation Trust Fund (DMICPTF) as ____________________________________ (NICDIT). NICDIT will be apex body to oversee integrated development of all industrial corridors across India. It will implement all 5 proposed industrial corridors, covering 15 States ?

Native Industrial Corridor Development & Implementation Trust
Neutral Industrial Corridor Development & Implementation Trust
National Industrial Corridor Development & Implementation Trust
National Innovation Corridor Development & Implementation Trust
None of These


131.Government met ______________ target for LPG connections that were to be added under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in FY 2016­17. Since launch of PMUY, LPG coverage across the country increased to 70% from 61% earlier. Top five States ­ Uttar Pradesh (46 lakh), West Bengal (19 lakh), Bihar (19 lakh), Madhya Pradesh (17 lakh) and Rajasthan (14 lakh) ?

1.5 crore
2 crore
2.5 crore
3.5 crore
None of These


132. _____________ CM Vijay Rupani launched India’s first laser technology­based advanced AVMS RTO check­post at Shamlaji of Aravalli district ?

Maharashtra
Goa
Mizoram
Meghalaya
Gujarat


133. _________________ Government announced Biotechnology Policy 2016 to establish state as a preferred destination for manufacturing of biotechnology products ?

Gujarat
Goa
Maharshtra
Mizoram
None of These


134. ___________________ Government will get India's First Caterpillar Train (C­Train). C­Train is a new concept for urban mass­transit solution in Gurugram. It has been designed by an Indian Railway officer Ashwani Upadhyaya which had won a global award at the MIT in USA ?

Himachal Pradesh
Haryana
Mizoram
Meghalaya
None of These


135. _____________ Government connected 100 villages in state with Wi­Fi services and renamed all common service centres (CSC) and E­disha centres as ‘Atal Seva Kendras’. 17 ?

Uttar Pradesh
Rajasthan
Himachal Pradesh
Meghalaya
Haryana


136. _______________ Government inaugurated State's First Digital Investigation, Training and Analysis Centre (DIATC) at Gurugram. It is set up in collaboration with National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO) ?

Haryana
Goa
Himachal Pradesh
Gujarat
None of These


137. ____________________ Govt signed MoU with Andhra Pradesh to assist it in creating a centralized data base of population to ensure effective implementation of welfare programmes ?

Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
West Bengal
None of These


138. _______________ government launched scheme to promote solar water pumping systems among farmers for irrigation purposes. Under this, 90 % cost of installation would be borne by State and Centre government as subsidy. Government will install 3050 solar water pumps of 2 and 5 horse power in state ?

Meghalaya
Mizoram
Himachal Pradesh
Haryana
None of These


139. Indian Air Force (IAF’s) Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) at Tuting in ____________ become functional. It will facilitate air connectivity with rest of the country and give a fillip to tourism in state ?

Sikkim
Anahra Pradesh
Meghalaya
Nagaland
Arunachal Pradesh


140. Indian Army partnered with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) ____________ to set up a research and development (R&D) cell ?

Guwahati
Delhi
Gandhinagar
Kharagpur
None of These


141. Indian Railways announced __________ rebate for vacant berths after finalisation of reservation charts. Discount will be based on basic fare of last ticket sold ?

20%
15%
10%
25%
None of These


142. ______________ CM Mehbooba Mufti launched School Management Information System (SMIS), to provide a complete database of all government schools across state ?

J& K
Himachal Pradesh
Punjab
Haryana
None of These


143. __________ state Road Transport corporation Launched 25 bio­diesel buses, To reduce pollution caused by diesel buses. These eco­friendly buses eject 60­70% less emissions than diesel buses ?

Nagaland
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Kerala
Karnataka


144. _______________ Government approached Central Government for allowing use of antlers (extensions of deer’s skull) of spotted deer and sambar of Ayurveda medicines ?

Kerala
Karnataka
Meghalaya
Mizoram
None of These


145. Kurukshetra University (________________) signed MoU with 3 foreign Universities in field of higher education ­ Renmin University of China, S. Toraighrov Pavlodar State University Kazakhstan and Pavlodar State Pedagogical Institute Kazakhstan ?

Punjab
Haryana
Uttar Pradesh
Mizoram
None of These


146. ______________ Government launched Nagar Uday Abhiyan in 378 urban bodies across state, aiming to imrpove services provided to citizens ?

Mizoram
Nagaland
Manipur
Sikkim
Madhya Pradesh


147. _____________ will develop 1100 ‘climate­smart’ villages with an aim to prepare farmers to manage the climate change risks timely and ensure good productivity ?

Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Meghalaya
Manipur
None of These


148. ________ government sanctioned 2 crore rupees for district­level sports complexes, to be disbursed by Sports training department of every district ?

Meghalaya
Goa
Maharashtra
Sikkim
None of These


149. Ministry of Water Resources announced roadmap for early completion of 99 identified projects under Prime Minister Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) and _______________ (AIBP).

Prime Minister Krishi Sinchayee Yojana was approved in July 2015 with outlay of 50000 crores, with aim of improving water usage efficiency. It is now aimed to be completed by Dec 2019 (Compared to April 2020 earlier). Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme was launched in 1996­97 to provide Central Loan Assistance (CLA) to states for executing irrigation projects ?

Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Prodigy
Accumulated Irrigation Benefits Programme
Accelerated Internal Benefits Programme
Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme
None of These


150. Mori village unders East Godavari district named First Digital Village of ____________ ?

Kerala
Karnataka
Maharashtra
Manipur
Andhra Pradesh


151. National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) approved _____________ inter­linking of rivers (ILR) project. It received clearance of Cabinet in July 2014 but work could not begin as mandatory clearance from NBWL was stuck due to objections from environmentalists. ?

Ganga - Yamuna
Mahanadi - Godavari Link
Ken ­ Betwa
Polavaram - Vijayawada Link
None of These


152. Nedumkayam colony in Karulazhi panchayat in Malapuram District of _____________ became first fully­digital tribal colony in country ?

Karnataka
Mizoram
Kerala
Meghalaya
None of These


153. _____________ Government named Rs 7600 crore Mega Lift Irrigation Scheme after freedom fighter Parbati Giri. ?

Odisha
Manipur
Manipur
Meghalaya
None of These


154. President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated 77th session of Indian History Congress (IHC) at University of _________ in Thiruvananthapuram ?

Manipur
Goa
Karnataka
Gujarat
Kerala


155. Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated Sagarmala Development Company’s (SDC) office in ___________. SDC will identify port­led development projects under Sagarmala programme ?

New Delhi
Guwahati
Ahmedabad
Kolkata
None of These


156. __________ Named India’s first fully organic state by converting around 75,000 hectares of agricultural land into sustainable cultivation ?

Meghalaya
Sikkim
Manipur
Assam
None of These


157. Social Networking Service ___________ and ICICI Bank partnered to enable customers with direct online response to their queries and feedback in real­time @ICICIBank_Care ?

WhatsApp
Facebook
Yahoo
LinkedIn
Twitter


158. ____________ Government inaugurated power projects worth over 52,000 crore across, Including 3 thermal power plants with capacity of 33,000 MW were also inaugurated. Foundation stone of Film, Television and Liberal Arts Institute in state capital Lucknow was also laid. ?

Uttar Pradesh
Goa
Gujarat
Meghalaya
None of These


159. World Bank approved nearly Rs 1,560 crores (235 Million USD) for _______________ Rural Roads Project. Project consists constructing 2,500 km of rural roads under Mukhiya Mantri Gram Sampark Yojana (MMGSY) ?

Manipur
Assam
Bihar
Meghalaya
None of These


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