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National Current Affairs Quiz - March 2017

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1. As per Government, 5 Indian Cities are included in Tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Ahmedabad, Delhi, Jaipur, Bhubaneswar and ________ ?

Mumbai
Chennai
Guwahati
Jaipur
None of These


2. ‚ __________ state government will provide subsidy on power bill to consumers instead of power companies from 2017-18 ?

Jharkhand
Chhattisgarh
Bihar
Odisha
None of These


3. National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed public sector oil companies to immediately stop plying Bharat Stage-I (BS-I) and Bharat Stage-II (BS-II) vehicles for transporting petrol or petroleum products in __________ ?

Patna
Jaipur
Ahmedabad
Delhi
None of These


4. National Physical Laboratory (NPL) dedicated first Indian Pristine air-quality monitoring station at Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (Palampur (_______________)), for generating base data for atmospheric trace species & properties to serve as reference for comparison of pollution in India ?

Rajasthan
Jammu and Kashmir
Punjab
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh


5. 11th North East Business Summit (NEBS) held in ___________ ?

Ahmedabad
Jaipur
New Delhi
Chennai
None of These


6. 3rd International Conference on Alternate Fuels and Raw Materials in Cement Industry -Towards Realising Swachh Bharat Dream held in ________ ?

Delhi
Chennai
Ahmedabad
Bhubaneswar
None of These


7. 4 month-long economic blockade in ___________ was lifted after talks involving United Naga Council (UNC) and Central / State governments ?

Meghalaya
Manipur
Assam
Tripura
None of These


8. 5th ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM) 2017’ held in Tawang in ___________ ?

Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Tripura
Manipur
None of These


9. National Conference on Autism‚ organized in _____________ ?

New Delhi
Patna
Bhubaneswar
Shillong
None of These


10. ABB India honoured by‚ India Smart Grid Foundation (ISGF) innovation award‚ for restoring and modernizing 1,035 MW Sharavathi hydropower plant in _________ that accounts for 25% of State's Power generation capacity ?

Andhra Pradesh
Telangana
Kerala
Karnataka
None of These


11. According to Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) 2017, _____________ of Indian bird species are found in Himachal Pradesh. As per data, 564 bird species are found in Himachal Pradesh, out of 1,263 species found in India ?

74 %
64 %
54 %
45 %
None of These


12. According to Power Ministry, India for first time became net exporter of electricity during April-February period of 2016-17.

  1. During this period, India exported 5,798 million units of electricity to Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar, which is 213 million units more than import of around 5,585 million units from Bhutan.
  2. India exports around 190 MW power to Nepal while approx 600 MW to ____________.
Myanmar
Bangladesh
Mauritius
Sri Lanka
None of These


13. According to Report, ______________ has highest (1.04 of country's total 1.48 crore) arsenic-affected people, with State’s 83 blocks in eight districts have ground water affected by arsenic contamination ?

Maharashtra
Meghalaya
Manipur
Assam
West Bengal


14. Actor _____________ launched World’s First Mobile App on Breast Health, developed by Ushalakshmi Breast Cancer Foundation ?

Amitabh Bachchan
Aamir Khan
Shahrukh Khan
Akshay Kumar
None of These


15. After Uttar Pradesh, __________ announced to impose ban on illegal slaughterhouses in state ?

Assam
Chhattisgarh
Odisha
Jharkhand
None of These


16. Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh laid foundation stone of Banana Research Center at Garole, Vaishali (___________) ?

Assam
Manipur
Bihar
Mizoram
None of These


17. ________________ CM N.Chandrababu Naidu inaugurated State's new Assembly building at capital Amaravati (Guntur District) ?

Assam
Andhra Pradesh
Bihar
Chhattisgarh
None of These


18. _______________ Government renamed Tirupati Airport as Sri Venkateswara Airport and Gannavaram Airport as NTR Amaravati Airport. Besides, 600 acre land was approved for Bhogapuram Airport and 75 acres for Savita University in capital Amaravati ?

Assam
Andhra Pradesh
Bihar
Chhattisgarh
None of These


19. _________________ became state with highest percentage of its Jan-Dhan accounts seeded with Aadhaar numbers (87.73 %), followed by Tripura (87.08 %) and Telangana (83.56 %) ?

Gujarat
Mahrashtra
Goa
Andhra Pradesh
None of These


20. Arports Authority of India (AAI), Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and _____________ Government signed MoU for development of the Deoghar Airport in Deoghar district ?

Jharkhand
Odisha
Chhattisgarh
Bihar
None of These


21. ______________ government launched‚ Adarsh Gram Yojana,‚ aimed at reaching poor people in rural areas. Under this, 123 villages developed as ‘Model Villages’ during 2017-18 ?

Arunachal Pradesh
Manipur
Assam
Meghalaya
None of These


22. As per National Association of Software & Services Companies (NASSCOM), There will be over 73 Crore Internet Users in India by ____________, up from 40 crore currently. ?

2025
2020
2030
2028
None of These


23. ___________ Government signed MoU with State Bank of India (SBI) to provide Housing Loan (@3.50% ) and Educational Loan (@4.00% ) at subsidised interest rates to state government employees ?

Tamilnadu
Meghalaya
Manipur
Assam
None of These


24. ___________ government made Sanskrit education compulsory in all state board schools till Class VIII. State Government will also appoint a specific teacher to monitor cleanliness in state’s high schools ?

Maharashtra
Gujarat
Goa
Bihar
Assam


25. BHEL commenced operations of its first 800 MW unit supercritical thermal plant in Raichur Power Corporation Ltd (___________) ?

Kerala
Mizoram
Karnataka
Assam
None of These


26. BHEL commissioned 250-MW eco-friendly unit at Bhavnagar Energy Company’s (BECL) project in Bhavnagar district of _____________, using low-grade coal (lignite) as a‚ primary fuel ?

Gujarat
Goa
Maharashtra
Andhra Pradesh
None of These


27. Bhagoria Festival celebrated by tribal people in ______________'s Jhabua district ?

Gujarat
Madhya Pradesh
Rajasthan
Goa
None of These


28. Biggest river festival of India, Namami Brahmaputra Inaugurated in ___________ by President Pranab Mukherjee ?

Manipur
Andhra Pradesh
Assam
Meghalaya
None of These


29. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved Revised Cost Estimate of 400 MW Koteshwar Hydro Electric Project (HEP) in ___________________ at INR 2,717 crores., being implemented by Tehri Hydro Development Corporation. It has been commissioned in March 2012 ?

Assam
Manipur
Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
Uttarakhand


30. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved reviving of ___________ under-served airports at cost of approx 4500 Crores ?

100
75
50
25
None of These


31. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) removed all ceilings on organic products and allowed unrestricted exports of all organic processed products. However, for organic pulses and lentils, ceiling on exports has been enhanced from 10,000 to ______________ MTPA ?

75000
20000
25000
50000
None of These


32. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved NERNCP (__________________________) Phase I for development of 403 kms of National Highways in Meghalaya and Mizoram, to be completed by 2021 ?

New East Road Network Connectivity Project
North East Road Network Connectivity Project
Native East Road Network Connectivity Project
North East Road Neutral Connectivity Project
None of These


33. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved closure of CREDA HPCL Biofuel Ltd (CHBL) and IndianOil - _________________ Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) Biofuels Limited (ICBL) ?

Chhattisgarh
Jharkhand
Odisha
Bihar
None of These


34. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved opening ___________ new KendriyaVidyalayas (KVs) under Civil / Defence Sector, at approx cost of INR 1160 crores. ?

150
75
25
100
50


35. ____________ unveiled India’s first air-conditioned rail ambulance, to be stationed at Kalyan (Maharashtra) ?

Northern Railway
Central Railway
Southern Railway
North Central Railway
None of These


36. Chennai Port Trust and ____________ Government signed MoU for handling EXIM cargo originating from Puducherry Port hinterland in New Delhi ?

Puducherry
Tamilnadu
Kerala
Goa
None of These


37. Civil Aviation Ministry announced regional aviation routes and airlines after first round of bidding under UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) Scheme. In first round, 128 routes connecting ________ airports across country are selected and flights will become active within 4-6 months ?

90
30
40
50
70


38. Conference on‚ Bihar and ___________: Shared History to Shared Vision‚ organized in Patna (Bihar) by Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI) ?

Jharkhand
Chhattisgarh
Odisha
Uttaranchal
None of These


39. Defence Ministry approved Rs 113 Crore Funding Over 5 Years for Strategic research projects (500 MHz NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance)) at University of _____________ Centre - ARCHEM ?

Delhi
Hyderabad
Lucknow
Allahabad
None of These


40. _____________ Govt extended mid-day meal facility for girls up to class 12, up from class 8 (currently boys only). Changes will come into impact from April 1, 2017 ?

Bihar
Gujarat
Goa
Maharashtra
Delhi


41. ______________ High Court ruled that Sahitya Akademi awardees may not return their awards as they are granted after considerable deliberations ?

Bihar
Delhi
Chhattisgarh
Jharkhand
None of These


42. Delhi Lieutenant Governor ___________ directed chief secretary to recover INR 97 crore from AAP (Aam Aadmi Party), which it had allegedly splurged on advertisements. ?

Najeeb Jung
Anil Baijal
Manohar Parrikar
Yogi Adityanath
None of These


43. __________ Lieutenant-Governor approved UT government’s proposal to hike minimum wages of labourers by 37 %, highest hike ever in independent India ?

Delhi
Puducherry
Lakshadweep
Daman and Diu
None of These


44. Destination North East 2017 conference held in ___________, to showcase North East as a potential investment destination and highlight rich traditions of region. Minister of State (IC) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh was Chief Guest on this occasion ?

Delhi
Guwahati
Gangtok
Shillong
Chandigarh


45. _____________ Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) entered Limca Book of World Records for erecting 200 U-shaped girders, maximum number of U-Shaped girders ever launched on any metro corridor in India with in a month ?

Namma (Banlagore)
Delhi
Mumbai
Jaipur
None of These


46. Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) launched Mobile Clinic Services for Andhra Pradesh and _________ ?

Telangana
Kerala
Karnataka
Maharashtra
None of These


47. Essar’s Nand Niketan at Hazira (Surat (______________)) became India’s first private sector township to become cashless. ?

Jammu and Kashmir
Rajasthan
Maharashtra
Goa
Gujarat


48. Faggan Singh Kulaste (Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare) launched National Dental and Oral Health Information IVR Portal and toll free number _______________, to raise awareness on oral health ?

1800-10-2032
1800-10-1032
1800-10-3032
1800-10-4032
None of These


49. First Regional Conference of Eastern States on enhancing steel consumption in India was held in Gangtok (_______________) with theme‚ Enhancing steel consumption in India ?

Manipur
Sikkim
Meghalaya
Nagaland
None of These


50. First fully India-made train _________ flagged off at Dadar station in Mumbai. ?

Chakra
Swadesi
Rath
Gatimaan
Medha


51. First smart tribal model village ‘Hubbi’ inaugurated at Rajouri district of _________ ?

Jammu and Kashmir
Punjab
Maharashtra
Gujarat
None of These


52. ___________ Indians named in 2017 World Economic Forum’s 100 Young Global Leaders (Under 40) list ?

10
2
5
15
None of These


53. Focussing on women and new born welfare, ____________ CM K Chandrasekhar Rao launched‚ KCR Kit‚ scheme, at approx budget of 605 crores. It consists of 16 essentials for a new-born and will be useful for up to three months ?

Mizoram
Kerala
Andhra Pradesh
Telangana
None of These


54. Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) and ___________ signed MoU to train 50,000 street food vendors over 3 years, as part of FSSAI's‚ Clean Street Food‚ initiative ?

Cadbury
Nestle
PepsiCo
Google
Coca Cola India


55. ______________ Bill 2017 Introduced in Lok Sabha, aimed at declaring it as an Institution of National Importance (INI) ?

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
Indian Institute of Packaging
Footwear Design and Development Institute
Indian Institute of Astrophysics
None of These


56. For the first time in India, four states - Odisha, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and ________ will conduct a synchronised elephant census in May 2017.

Jharkhand
Telegnana
Andhra Pradesh
Mizoram
None of These


57. GRAPES-3 experiment at TIFR’s (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) Cosmic Ray Laboratory in Ooty (____________) has been upgraded to detect solar storms ?

Telangana
Tamil Nadu
Andhra Pradesh
Odisha
None of These


58. Global Food Fair‚ World Food India 2017‚ will be held by Ministry of Food Processing Industries in November 2017 at ___________ ?

New Delhi
Jaipur
Ahmedabad
Chennai
None of These


59. Google and ________________ Government signed MoU to boost digitisation efforts of state government ?

Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
Chhattisgarh
Jharkhand
None of These


60. Government approved Introduction of Indian Institutes of Information Technology Public Private Partnership (IIIT PPP) Bill 2017, To declare ___________ Indian Institutes of Information Technology as Institutions of National Importance. It will enable IITs to grant degrees to their students ?

35
22
26
15
None of These


61. Government approved construction of 117,814 more affordable houses for urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) in six states (Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha) with investment of 5,773 crore. With this, total affordable homes sanctioned under PMAY came up to approx ___________ with investment of 96,018 crores ?

35 Lakh
22 Lakh
10 Lakh
17 Lakh
None of These


62. Government approved enhancing 4000 Post Graduate seats in medical colleges and hospitals across country, taking total number of PG seats available in country up to over _________ ?

15000
35000
25000
40000
None of These


63. Government approved sale of Steel Authority of India Limited’s (SAIL) 3 special steel plants - Alloy Steels Plant located at Durgapur (West Bengal), Salem Steel Plant (Tamil Nadu) and Visvesvaraya Iron and Steel Plant (_______________). Approx 15,000 crore rupees are expect to be raised from this disinvestment ?

Telangana
Gujarat
Goa
Kerala
Karnataka


64. Government approved setting up National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (NSEBC) as a constitutional body, by insertion of Article ___________ through a constitutional amendment ?

338B
335B
330B
325B
None of These


65. Government extended time period for elementary school teachers for accquiring essential qualification by March ____________, as against earlier March 2015. It has been done with an amendment in Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act 2009, that envisages free and compulsory elementary education to every child in age group of 6-14 years ?

2030
2025
2020
2019
None of These


66. Government has set up target to increase nuclear power generation capacity to 15,000 MW by _____________, up from 5000 MW Currently ?

2030
2020
2024
2035
None of These


67. Government imposed _________ import duty on wheat and tur dal to protect farmers’ interest amid projection of a record crop this year ?

20 %
10 %
25 %
30 %
None of These


68. Government launched Online Vigilance Clearance System and e-Service Book in ___________, aiming to fast track process of cases of vigilance clearance for senior-level appointments in central government ?

Jaipur
New Delhi
Ahmedabad
Chennai
None of These


69. Government launched first across-the-river survey in River ___________ to determine population of aquatic life, including endangered river doplhins ?

Brahamputra
Indus
Yamuna
Ganga
None of These


70. Government of ______________ proposed deploying a Smart Mosquito Density System. Under this, modern technologies will be deployed to detect mosquito breeding before malaria and other vector-borne diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and zika become an epidemic ?

Andhra Pradesh
Telangana
Odisha
West Bengal
None of These


71. Government released commemorative postage stamp on occasion of ___________ anniversary of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India ?

100th
125th
150th
200th
None of These


72. Government stated _________________ (under Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change) will now be permanently chaired by a senior MoEF official ?

Wildlife Institite of India
Animal Welfare Board of India
Forest Research Institute Dehradun
Govind Ballabh Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development
None of These


73. Government will change 4 decade-old definition of blindness to bring it in line with World Health Organisation (WHO) criteria and ensure Indian data on blindness meets the global estimates. As per National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB), in India person is blind if he is unable to count fingers from a distance of 6 metres, while WHO stipulates this distance as _________ metres ?

10
4
5
3
None of These


74. Government’s biotech innovation BIRAC Regional Entrepreneurship Centre set up in ______________ , in Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms ‚œ C-CAMP. Center will encourage spirit of bio-entrepreneurship ?

Ahmedabad
Jaipur
Chennai
Delhi
Bengaluru


75. _________ Assembly passed Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill 2017 to amend sate's Animal Preservation Act 1954. This amendment has made parent act much more strict and provisions harsher punishment to prevent cow slaughter in state ?

Odisha
Goa
Gujarat
Jhakrhand
None of These


76. _______ based Aashray Promotion of Social Enterprises Foundation‚ signed MoU with Jharkhand government to establish an incubation center for start-ups in state ?

Gujarat
Goa
Telengana
Sikkim
None of These


77. _________ government signed agreement with cloud-based solutions provider cloudBuy.com to develop B2B marketplace for small and large business units in state ?

Sikkim
Goa
Gujarat
Rajasthan
None of These


78. _________ Government announced Tirtha Darshan Scheme under which senior citizens above 60 years of age in the state will be able to go on a pilgrimage within country at government expense. ?

Uttar Pradesh
Goa
Telagnana
Haryana
None of These


79. Health Minister J P Nadda launched National Health Policy 2017 with an aim to provide healthcare in an assured manner to all, particularly to the undeserved and underprivileged.

  1. Policy proposes raising public health expenditure to __________ of GDP.
  2. It seeks to increase life expectancy at birth from 67.5 to 70 by 2025 and reduce infant mortality rate to 28 by 2019.
  3. It also seeks to achieve and maintain elimination status of Leprosy by 2018.
  4. It seeks to establish tracking of disability adjusted life years (DALY) Index as a measure of burden of disease and its major categories trends by 2022
5.5 %
6.5 %
4.5 %
3.5 %
2.5 %


80. ______________ Government launched mobile App and website‚ Mera Hunar‚  for job-seekers, to enable skilled persons to apply for various jobs as per their convenience and eligibility ?

Haryana
Rajasthan
Himachal Pradesh
Assam
None of These


81. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited announced to deliver 123 Tejas aircrafts to Indian Air Force (IAF) by _________ ?

2024
2026
2027
2030
None of These


82. Human Resource Development Ministry made it mandatory for students to have ___________ card to get served cooked meal under Mid-Day Meal (MDM) Scheme ?

PAN
Aadhaar
Ration
Driving License
None of These


83. India to host its first mobile world congress in _____________ in September 2017, with special focus on reaching out to South East Asian markets ?

Delhi
Chennai
Ahmedabad
Bengaluru
None of These


84. India's contribution to United Nations rose 55% to Rs ___________ crore in 2015-16 compared with previous year ?

244
344
544
600
None of These


85. Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and ICRISAT (_________________) signed agreement to work together on crop improvement and agronomy programmes for grain legumes and dryland cereals ?

Internal Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
International Cure Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
International Crops Renewable Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
None of These


86. Indian Institute of Technology _______________ becomes first academic institution to get a supercomputing facility under National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) ?

Guwahati
Roorkee
Delhi
Kharagpur
None of These


87. Indian Institute of Technology ___________ and Indian Army signed MoU to identify critical technological areas that can be enhanced in the armed forces ?

Ropar
Madras
Guwahati
Delhi
None of These


88. India’s first vertical garden set up at Hosur Road Electronics City Flyover in Bengaluru (______________), by NGO SayTrees, to protect nature ?

Andhra Pradesh
Assam
Telangana
Kerala
Karnataka


89. India’s longest surface tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir’s __________________ district will be opened to soon. 9-km-long tunnel at Chenani passes through the lower Himalayan mountain range on Jammu- Srinagar National Highway and reduces travel distance between Jammu and Srinagar by 30 kilometres (time saveing of 3 - 4 hours) ?

Udhampur
Samba
Rajouri
Donda
None of These


90. Information and Broadcasting Ministry launched‚ ___________ ‚ as online film certification system of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), to automate film certification process and make it transparent and efficient ?

e-Film
e-Pramanan
e-Cinema
e-Cinepramaan
None of These


91. International conference on VISION ZERO and its relevance to Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), held in _____________ ?

Ahmedabad
Jaipur
New Delhi
Bhubaneswar
None of These


92. Kanha Tiger Reserve in _____________ became first tiger reserve in India to officially introduce a mascot named‚ Bhoorsingh the Barasingha. ?

Manipur
Madhya Pradesh
Mizoram
Assam
None of These


93. ____________ CM Siddaramaiah launched online platform Pratibimba to showcase government’s achievements ?

Kerala
Karnataka
Mizoram
Assam
None of These


94. ___________ Government announced Idea2POC (Proof of Concept) fund of 10 crore for women entrepreneurs ?

Tripura
Telangana
Kerala
Karnataka
None of These


95. Law Commission of India (LCI) in its _________ Report has laid out dangers of hate speech and called Union Government for action ?

267th
277th
257th
287th
None of These


96. Lok Sabha approved winding up _________ tribunals, including Competition Appellate Tribunal, Airports Economic Regulatory Authority Appellate Tribunal (AERAAT), Cyber Appellate Tribunal, National Highways Tribunal, Railways Rates Tribunal and Copyright Board etc.

8
10
12
9
None of These


97. _______________ Institute of‚ Technology‚ (MIT) Pune‚ and‚ IBM‚ developed robot‚ Chintu‚ to assist‚ senior citizens‚ in their everyday tasks ?

Mizoram
Maharashtra
Manipur
Assam
None of These


98. ______________ government will implement City Taxi Regulations 2017, to regulate web-based taxi services in state. Under new regulation, service provider will have to register in city to operate the taxi service and fares will be regulated by government. ?

Gjuarat
Goa
Mizoram
Maharashtra
None of These


99. ___________ High Court declared 4 month long economic blockade called by United Naga Council (UNC) as illegal. UNC had blocked key national highways (number 2 and 37) connecting state with rest of northeast region since November 2016, protesting against creation of seven new districts in state ?

Mizoram
Assam
Nagaland
Meghalaya
Manipur


100. Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh inaugurated new Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) in __________ ?

Manipur
Meghalaya
Tripura
Mizoram
None of These


101. Ministry of Agriculture launched‚ _______________,‚ to enable development of fisheries sector in India with expenditure of 520 crores. It aims at achieving fisheries production from 10.79 mmt (2014-15) to 15 mmt by 2020-21 under Blue Revolution.

  1. Government will also launch program on ornamental fisheries in 8 potential States (cost of 61 crores) - Assam, West Bengal , Odisha, Maharashtra , Gujarat , Karnataka , Tamil Nadu and Kerala .
Mission Fingerling
Mission Fisheries
Mission Marine Development
Mission Marine Life
None of These


102. Ministry of Environment provided ___________ window to industrial projects functioning without environmental clearance (EC) to apply for a back-dated EC. ?

12 months
6 months
24 months
3 months
None of These


103. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) launched portal for obtaining CRZ (_________________) clearances, to Enhance efficiency, transparency and accountability in process ?

Coastal Rehabilitation Zone
Cure Regulation Zone
Coastal Regulation Zone
Cure Rehabilitation Zone
None of These


104. Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) launched Stage II of HCFCs Phase Out Management Plan (HPMP) for ___________ period. It aims to phase out use of Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), harmful ozone-depleting substances (ODS) by switching over to non-ozone depleting and low global warming potential technologies ?

2021 - 27
2019 - 25
2020 - 26
2018 - 24
2017 - 23


105. Ministry of Food Processing Industries (FPI) sanctioned ____________ new integrated cold chain projects, at investment of 3,100 crores. Maharashtra has maximum (21) of projects, followed by Uttar Pradesh (14) and Gujarat (12) ?

151
201
101
121
None of These


106. Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas has announced new OALP (_____________) for oil and gas exploration, aiming to attract greater foreign investment to boost output by allowing bidders to carve out areas where they want to drill.

  1. OALP provides operational flexibility to the investors by offering single license to explore conventional and unconventional oil and gas resources. Currently, government identifies oil and gas blocks and then puts them on auction.
  2. Government will now conduct auction of oil and gas blocks twice a year, with the first round being held in July 2017.
  3. Selection of oil blocks will be based on data by Directorate-General of Hydrocarbons in National Data Repository which offers total 160TB data of India’s 26 sedimentary basins.
Open Acreage Licensing Purity‚ 
Open Acreage Liquidation Policy‚ 
Open Agree Licensing Policy‚ 
Open Acreage Licensing Policy‚ 
None of These


107. Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas launched‚ ___________ grievance redressal platform regarding petroleum and gas sector ?

MoPNG e - Pranaam
MoPNG e - Seva‚ 
MoPNG e - Nivaran
MoPNG e - Filing
None of These


108. ___________ launched e-challan and m-parivahan mobile applications to provide digital solution for enforcement of traffic rules. These applications will provide access to various services and will enable citizens to report any traffic violation or road accident ?

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
Ministry of External Affairs
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Defence
None of These


109. NETRA (NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance) installed India’s largest floating solar photovoltaic plant (100 kWp (kilowatt peak)) at Rajiv Gandhi Combined Cycle Power Plant (RGCCPP) at Kayamkulam in __________ ?

Arunachal Pradesh
Nagaland
Tripura
Karnataka
Kerala


110. NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation) commissioned 45 Megwatt (MW) capacity solar power plant at Bhadla in __________________, taking company’s total installed capacity up to 48188 MW.

  1. NTPC contributes 24% of India’s total power generation and plans to set up 10,000 MW renewable projects by 2022.
  2. Its first wind power project Rojmal wind energy project 50 MW is being set up in Gujarat.
Gujarat
Rajasthan
Goa
Nagaland
None of These


111. NTPC commissioned 2nd unit of 660 MW of Mouda Super Thermal Power Station Stage-II (______________) ?

Maharashtra
Gujarat
Goa
Mizoram
None of These


112. _____________ developed world’s first next-generation atomic clock for deep space missions, to aid future manned deep space exploration missions by helping in navigation of space crafts ?

ISRO
ESA
ROSCOMOS
Israel Space Agency
NASA


113. National Commission for Schedule Tribes (NCST) approved five additional seats for tribals in _______________ assembly (from 12 to 17 now) ?

Sikkim
Assam
Meghalaya
Mizoram
None of These


114. National Conference on Innovation in Educational Administration organized in ____________ by National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA) ?

Ahmedabad
New Delhi
Chennai
Thiruvananthapuram
None of These


115. National Green Tribunal (NGT) prohibited all camping activity within 100 meters along River ___________ from Shivpuri to Rishikesh in Uttarakhand, owing to Environmental and Pollution issues ?

Sutlej
Tapi
Indus
Yamuna
Ganga


116. National Green Tribunal suspended environmental clearance for the Neutrino Observatory (INO) project to be set up in ____________ for research on high energy and nuclear physics, due to environmental concerns ?

Telagnana
Tamil Nadu
Andhra Pradesh
Kerala
None of These


117. National Safety Week (NSW) to observed from _________________, 2017 by National Safety Council (NSC) of India with theme‚ Keep Each Other Safe ?

March 1 - 7
March 4 - 10
March 7 - 14
March 14 - 21
None of These


118. National Theatre Festival held at Thiruvananthapuram (_________?

Kerala
Karnataka
Tripura
Telangana
None of These


119. National conference on Jal Kranti Abhiyan and an International Yoga fest held in _________________. International yoga festival was also organized in Rishikesh (Uttarakhand) ?

Gangtok
Shillong
Guwahati
Itanagar
New Delhi


120. ONGC will invest over Rs 21,500 crore to develop India's deepest gas discovery by _____________, helping it more than double output from its prime KG basin block ?

2019 - 20
2022 - 23
2024 - 25
2026 - 27
None of These


121. ______________ Government and Invest India signed agreement to promote start-ups and MSME sector of state, to help start-ups and MSME sector to gain access to best practices ?

Odisha
Jharkhand
Chhattisgarh
Assam
None of These


122. Odisha Government inaugurated a 24”7 toll free helpline number __________ for distressed women in Bhubaneswar ?

321
191
111
141
181


123. ____________ signed agreement with State Bank of India to become first state to adopt Self Help Groups (SHG) based model for financial exclusion model to extend banking services in unbanked areas through SGHs (formed under Odisha Livelihood Mission) ?

Odisha
Jharkhand
Chhattisgarh
Manipur
None of These


124. On the occasion of 127th Foundation Day of _____________, exhibition‚ Revolutionary Patriots (1905-1947)‚ been inaugurated ?

Asiatic Society
National Archives of India
National Gallery of Modern Art
National Green Tribunal
None of These


125. PM Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s longest cable-stayed bridge in Bharuch (____________). It is 1.4-kilometer long four-lanes bridge over river Narmada and has been built by Larsen & Toubro ?

Punjab
Haryana
Rajasthan
Goa
Gujarat


126. PM Narendra Modi inaugurated Petro auditions Limited (OPal) in industrial town of Dahej in ______________ as largest petrochemicals plant in Asia with occupation over 1700 metres of land. It will annually produce 14 lakh metric tonnes of polymers ?

Gujarat
Maharashtra
Goa
Jharkhand
None of These


127. Parliament passed Employees Compensation (Amendment) Bill 2016, amending Employee’s Compensation Act 1923.

  1. It ensures compensation up to Rs _____________ to employee if an injured in an industrial accident.
  2. Employer will be penalised (50k - 100k) if he fails to inform his employee of his right to compensation.
3 Lakh
2 Lakh
1 Lakh
5 Lakh
None of These


128. Parliament passed Maternity Benefits (Amendment) Bill 2016 (amending Maternity Benefit Act 1961) to raise maternity leave for working women from 12 weeks to __________ weeks for two surviving children. India will be in third position in terms of the number of weeks allowed for maternity leave in the world after Norway (44 weeks) and Canada (50) ?

22
16
36
26
None of These


129.Parliamentary Committee under _____________ suggested merger of telecom firms Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) for their long-term survival ?

Ajit M. Sharan
Shobhana K Pattanayak
Pradeep Kumar Sinha
Radhakrishna Kini‚ 
Bhagat Singh Koshyari


130. Punjab Cabinet provided _________ reservation for women in all govt jobs ?

13 %
23 %
33 %
53 %
None of These


131. Punjab and _____________signed agreement for fast-track completion of much-delayed 206 megawatt (MW) Shahpur Kandi dam project on Ravi river.

J & K
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Rajasthan
None of These


132. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurated high speed rail wire Wi-Fi facility in National Rail museum, New Delhi. He also launched book‚ Indian Railways- The Weaving of a National Tapestry‚ authored by Bibek Debroy, Sanjay and ________________ ?

Ramachandra Guha
Amish Tripathi
Ashwin Sanghi
Cheta Bhagat
Vidya Krishnamurthi


133. Railways has set up WiFi hotspot kiosks at about 500 stations in association with _____________, Named‚ Railwire Saathi ?

Google
Facebook
Microsoft
TCS
None of These


134. Railways introduced ___________ of quota for women in allotment of food stalls at rail premises as a special provision in the new catering policy 2017 ?

23 %
33 %
13 %
38 %
None of These


135. Rashtriya ______________ Yojana”, a ‘Scheme for providing Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices for Senior citizens belonging to BPL category’ will be launched in Nellore (Andhra Pradesh) ?

Sajag
Sahaj
Utkarsh
Samridhi
Vayoshri


136. Sanjauli Police Station in Shimla (________________) became first police post in country to be linked with Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) ?

Himachal Pradesh
Haryana
Assam
Punjab
None of These


137. Scientists from CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) in ______________ discovered 3 new canyons close to Kovvada in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh, with canyons together forming a major canyon system in depths of Bay of Bengal.

  1. The new canyon system was probably formed by river Kandivalasa. It is very huge and its depth varies from about 90 - 2,500 metres.
  2. Last canyon systems off the Visakhapatnam coast were discovered in 1963 by American geologist E.C. LaFond of US Navy.
Thiruvananthapuram
Chennai
Visakhapatnam
Hyderabad
None of These


138. State Assembly Election Results 2017 -

  1. Uttar Pradesh (403 Seats)
    1. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) became Largest Party with _____________ Seats. It is a histortic win for any political party in Uttar Pradesh. Samajwadi Party got 47 seats.
    2. BJP got 39.7 % votes, while Bahujan Samaj Party got 22.2 %.
  2. Uttrakhand (70 Seats)
    1. With 57 Seats, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) became Largest Party.
    2. BJP got 46.5 % votes, while Indian National Congress got 33.5 % votes.
  3. Goa (40 Seats)
    1. No clear Majority achieved by any party. Indian National Congress is leading party with 17 seats, BJP second with 13 seats. Although BJP got more percentage of votes than any other party.
  4. Manipur (60 Seats)
    1. No clear Majority achieved by any party. Indian National Congress is leading party with 28 seats, BJP second with 21 seats. Although BJP got more percentage of votes than any other party.
  5. Punjab (117 Seats)
    1. Indian National Congress won majority with 77 seats, Aam Aadmi Party second with 20 seats. INC got 38.5 % Votes.
212
252
352
312
None of These


139. ______________ Government launched‚ Ammakalviyagam in‚ portal, as hub of learning, interaction and opportunities. It is dedicated to late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa ?

Andhra Pradesh
Maharashtra
Telangana
Tripura
Tamil Nadu


140. __________ Government launched women safety application called‚ Ammavin Aran, meaning 'mother's fortress'. It will give details about nearest police station and hospital along with map and phone number ?

Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
Mizoram
None of These


141. Tata - DAV School at Mithapur in ___________ achieved Guinness World Record for the‚ Largest Tree Hug‚ programme, with participation of 1316 students and staff. Objective was to spread message of conservation of natural resources and need to nurture the environment ?

Goa
Manipur
Gujarat
Rajasthan
None of These


142. Tata Motors signed MoU with Volkswagen Group and ____________ to explore strategic alliance opportunities for joint development of products ?

Skoda
Toyota
Ford
Suzuki
None of These


143. Taxi aggregator Ola signed MoU with ______________ State Skill Development Mission and Directorate of Skill Development, aimed at nurturing micro-entrepreneurship and skilling 50 lakh drivers by 2020 ?

Rajasthan
Manipur
Mizoram
Assam
Madhya Pradesh


144. To free India from cataract (Eye disease) by ____________, government approved Rs 756 crore scheme to treat over 70 Crore patients in 5 years ?

2022
2021
2020
2023
None of These


145. ___________ ended its military campaign inside northern Syria - Operation Euphrates Shield ?

Russia
Turkey
USA
UK
None of These


146. ____________ Government will provide free power connection to below poverty line households.Those above poverty line will get 100 % financing option with easy EMIs ?

Haryana
Punjab
Rajasthan
Himachal Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh


147. ______________ High Court ordered complete ban on all mining activities in state for 4 months. High Court also recognized Ganga and Yamuna Rivers as‚ living entities, making it first time ever that any court in India has recognized a non-human as a living entity.

Uttarakhand
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Rajasthan
None of These


148. ___________ Government officially recognized language status to endangered tribal language‚ Kurukh, mother tongue belonging to Dravidian family ?

Rajasthan
Manipur
West Bengal
Mizoram
None of These


149. ___________ Government passed Clinical Establishments (Registration, Regulation and Transparency) Bill, 2017 to overhaul private healthcare in state and take stringent measures against health institutions accused of medical negligence and corrupt practices. It repeals state's Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010 ?

Manipur
Andhra Pradesh
Telangana
West Bengal
None of These


150. Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) launched Operation‚ Thunder Bird‚ in its fight to end poaching of wild animals. It also had convened Operation _____________, a species specific operation on‚ turtles ?

Save Wildlife
Our Nature
Save Nature
Save Fauna
Save Kurma


151. World’s largest capstone discovered by Archaeology Department of _____________, after excavating an ancient human burial site in Siddipet district.

  1. .Capstone is a stone fixed on top of something, typically a wall.
Andhra Pradesh
Odisha
Telangana
Kerala
None of These




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