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National Current Affairs Quiz - September 2017

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1. 10th Medical Technology Conference organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in ________ ?

New Delhi
Ahmedabad
Jaipur
Guwahati
None of These


2. 13th Formation Day of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) celebrated in __________ with theme School Safety ?

Jaipur
Bhuubaneswar
New Delhi
Guwahati
None of These


3. 3 Government PSUs - National Aluminium Company (NALCO), Hindustan Copper (HCL) and Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited (MECL) signed MoU to form a joint venture KABIL (_______________) -

  1. KABIL will identify, explore, acquire, develop and process minerals overseas for commercial use and to meet domestic supply needs. It will deal with 12 strategic minerals that are not available in India or available in a very low quantity.
Khadi Bidesh India Ltd
Khanij Bidesh International Ltd
Khanij Bureau of India Ltd
Khanij Bidesh India Ltd
None of These


4. 3rd India International Science Festival (IISF-2017) will be held in Chennai (_______________) in October 2017, organised by Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) and Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA) ?

Telangana
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Kerala
Tamil Nadu


5. 3rd Women of India Organic Festival held in _____________, aimed at promoting women entrepreneurs and farmers in organic sector ?

Jaipur
Ahmedabad
New Delhi
Bhubaneswar
None of These


6. 600-year-old Walled City in Gujarat’s _______________ has been formally accorded status of India’s first World Heritage City by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

  1. Walled city was founded in 15th century by Ahmed Shah of Gujarat Sultanate, on eastern bank of Sabarmati River. It presents rich architectural heritage from sultanate period.
  2. It is India's first city to get World Heritage status, 3rd in Asia after Bhaktapur (Nepal) and Galle (Sri Lanka). India now has total 36 World Heritage Inscriptions 28 cultural, 7 natural and 1 mixed site.
Ahmedabad
Jaipur
Bubaneswar
Guwahati
None of These


7. 6th Edition of 4-day international textile and apparel fair named VASTRA  organized in Jaipur (____________). ?

Haryana
Rajasthan
Himachal Pradesh
Punjab
None of These


8. Bandhan Tod app launched by ________ Government as a unique initiative of Gender Alliance’s strategy to end child marriage and dowry in state ?

Bihar
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Punjab
None of These


9. Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment launched __________ mobile app for easy dissemination of information to ‘Divyangjans’ ?

Divyang Sarathi 
Divyang Sahayak
Divyang Saathi
Divyang Prachalak
None of These


10. According to recently released SRS bulletin, India has registered a significant decline in Infant Mortality Rate (IMR). IMR has declined by 3 points (8% decline), from 37 per 1000 births in 2015 to ________ per 1000 births in 2016 ?

25
30
32
34
None of These


11. Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority(APEDA) developed ________ mobile app for farmers to facilitate registration, testing and certification of certain fruits and vegetables ?

Hortimeter
Hortione
Horticulture
Hortinet
None of These


12. American e-commerce company Amazon opened its largest fulfillment center (FC) in India at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad (______________) ?

Andhra Pradesh
Telangana
Kerala
Karnataka
None of These


13. ___________ CM Chandrababu Naidu declared Friday as Day of Helping Hand, when he will meet with poor and underprivileged people and hear their grievances and try to resolve them ?

Kerala
Telangana
Karnataka
Meghalaya
Andhra Pradesh


14. _________ Government announced new programme Jala Siriki Haarati, aimed at offering prayers to water bodies and to create awareness among public regarding water preservation. State Government also declared 2017 as e-Pragati year, to promote real-time governance. ?

Andhra Pradesh
Telangana
Kerala
Karnataka
None of These


15. Andhra Pradesh Government released People First mobile grievance redressal app, to enable people to register complaints about government services and schemes by dialing __________ ?

8800
3300
2200
1100
None of These


16. ___________ Governmet announced that transgender community can avail government schemes and state will be declared ODF by March 2018 ?

Telangana
Kerala
Andhra Pradesh
Karnataka
None of These


17. _______________ government signed MoU with USA-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT)to build India’s first Hyperloop system, aimed at connecting Amaravati and Vijayawada by covering 35 km in just 5 minutes ?

Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
Kerala
Karnataka
None of These


18. __________ state Government will build 5.4 lakh affordable houses in urban areas of State under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) in next 15 months ?

Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
Kerala
Karnataka
None of These


19. Archaeologists discovered an ancient Buddhist site dating back to 1st century AD, in Guntur district of ________ ?

Kerala
Karnataka
Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
None of These


20. As per reports, Parali I island (___________ ) has disappeared due to coastal erosion and another four such islands shrinking fast. ?

Lakshadweep
Puducherry
Goa
Daman and Diu
None of These


21. __________ Government extended term of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) and declared entire state a Disturbed Area for six more months. This is first time that a state government has extended AFSPA and Disturbed Area provision on its own. Previously, AFSPA provisions were always extended by Central Government ?

Assam
Meghalaya
Nagaland
Arunachal Pradesh
None of These


22. __________ government has set up a Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Cell for implementation of DBT across various schemes, to coordinate efforts at the state level in taking DBT initiative forward ?

Meghalaya
Assam
Nagaland
Mizoram
None of These


23. ___________ government signed MoU with Google India to take Internet connectivity to remote areas. Google will provide Internet connection to 26,000 villages and 1,500 tea garden areas to increase digital literacy. Gujarat government also signed MoU with Google for ‘Digital Gujarat’ movement ?

Meghalaya
Mizoram
Tripura
Assam
None of These


24. ________ government will provide skill development training to around 30,000 surrendered militants and over 24000 Assamese youth under Prime Minister Kaushal Vikas Yojna ?

Meghalaya
Tripura
Nagaland
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam


25. _______ passed Industrial Disputes (State Amendment) Bill 2017 regarding lay off of employees. It enables employers to lay off up to 300 employees without prior permission from government. Government also increased compensation of a labourer from 15 days salary to up to 60 days salary, in case of lay off ?

Meghalaya
Nagaland
Assam
Arunachal Pradsh
None of These


26. ___________ state Assembly passed PRANAM(Parental Responsibility And Norms for Accountability and Monitoring ) bill, making it mandatory for state government employees to take care of their parents and needy siblings. It is first state to approve such a legislation. Government will deduct 10-15 % of salary of employee and give it to the parents for their survival, if not taken care by employee. ?

Assam
Mizoram
Nagaland
Tripura
None of These


27. ____________ state government will set up a well-equipped skill city with a capacity of 10000 training seats in state, to give skill development training to 30000 former militants as announced earlier. State government will upgrade employment exchanges to Modern Career Centres ?

Mizoram
Assam
Tripura
Nagaland
None of These


28. Ayurveda sytudents from across country have set a new Guinness World Record for maximum number of people receiving ‘nasya panchakarma’ treatment at 1st Rashtriya Ayurved Yuva Mahotsav organised by National Ayurveda Student Youth Association (NASYA) at National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA) in _____________ ?

Guwahati
Delhi
Jaipur
Mumbai
None of These


29. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) signed MoU with _____________ gear maker ZTE to work on Pre5G and 5G wireless systems to make a virtual network architecture of a 5G ecosystem for research and commercialization in India.

  1. BSNL also signed MOU with Aeris Communications to provide packaged Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and services to small, medium businesses and public sector undertakings (PSUs) in India.
Vietnamese
Japanese
Cambodian
Columbian
Chinese


30. Cabinet Committee of Security (CCS) approved implementation of umbrella scheme of Modernisation of Police Forces (MPF) for 2017 - 2020 It is biggest ever internal security scheme in country and has financial outlay of INR ____________ crores ?

15,060
5,060
25,060
35,060
None of These


31. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) extended period Special Industry Initiative for J&K” (Sll J&K)- Udaan Scheme till December _____________. UDAAN Scheme is national integration scheme with goal to mainstream J&K youth with rest of country.

2019
2020
2021
2018
None of These


32. Cell for IPR Promotions & Management (CIPAM) under Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (Ministry of Commerce and Industry) launched social media campaign to promote Indian Geographical Indications (GIs) with Hashtag _______________, to make more people aware about importance of Intellectual Property Rights.

  1. A Geographical Indication is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin., eg. Darjeeling Tea, Mahabaleshwar Strawberry, Blue Pottery of Jaipur etc. GIs are important as they are an integral part of India’s rich culture and collective intellectual heritage.
#LetsTakeIP
#LetsTalkIP
#LetsWalkIP
#LetsWakeIP
None of These


33. Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) launched monthly ________ program to enable public to interact with its officials to obtain information related to child adoption ?

Jan Sampark
Jan Samagam
Jan Ekikaran
Jan Sammelan
None of These


34. Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) signed Agreement with Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru for Development of ground water flow models and preparation of aquifer management plans for parts of ____________ ?

Kerala
Telangana
Tripura
Andhra Pradesh
Karnataka


35. ______________ CM Raman Singh launched Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Shram Anna Sahayata Yojna, under which nutritious meal will be provided to laborers at price of INR 5 ?

Rajasthan
Chhattisgarh
Mizoram
Meghalaya
None of These


36. ___________ Environment Conservation Board ordered closure of1200 MW thermal power plant of Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO) in Korba district, due t0 ash slurry water from damaged ash dam polluting water of a Belgiri nullah passing near plant that drains into Hasdeo river ?

Chhattisgarh
Rajasthan
Odisha
West Bengal
None of These


37. ______________ High Court ordered state government to grant books and uniform instead of cash to Below Poverty Line (BPL) students studying in private schools under Right to education, in place of current arrengement of prioviding INR 650 per year as cash grant ?

Odisha
Jharkhand
Rajasthan
West Bengal
Chhattisgarh


38. Dabur India has tied up with e-commerce Firm ________ for online Ayurveda marketplace which will house all ayurvedic brands and products of country ?

Amazon
Snapdeal
Flipkart
Paytm
None of These


39. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion organized second State Startup Conference in __________ ?

Guwahati
New Delhi
Mumbai
Jaipur
None of These


40. _______________ will procure 10,000 electric vehicles (EVs) from Tata Motors, as world’s largest single electric vehicle procurement. Tata Motors quoted lowest price of Rs 10.16 lakh exclusive of GST in the competitive bidding. Procurement will be in Phases - 500 e-cars in first phase in November 2017 and remaining 9,500 EVs in second phase ?

SAIL
BEL
BHEL
ONGC
EESL


41. FSSAI CEO Pawan Kumar Agarwal inaugurated Nestle Food Safety Institute in Manesar (__________________), as first such institute in India. Nestle already runs a similar Institute each in China and Lausanne, Switzerland.

First National Canine Seminar organized by National Security Guard (NSG) also held in same city ?

Himachal Pradesh
Haryana
Rajasthan
Odisha
None of These


42. First e-court of ______________insugurated in Srinagar, as first paperless court of state. It will use digitised case records, thus paper usage and space requirements would be reduced to a great extent ?

Haryana
Jammu and Kashmir
Punjab
Himachal Pradesh
None of These


43. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) launched ___________  as an online platform to bring in transparency in food safety inspection and sampling. It will help in verifying compliance of food safety and hygiene standards by food businesses as per government norms ?

FoSCoRIS
PoSCoRIS
FoSCoPortal
FoSCoEasy
None of These


44. Former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar launched ______________ , a programme to improve quality of life in Mumbai’s poorest wards through collaborative efforts in next 24 months ?

Mission-60
Mission-48
Mission-36
Mission-12
Mission-24


45. Governmen declared urban ___________ open defecation free (ODF) under he Swacch Bharat Mission. Maharashtra is third big state after Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh to become Open Defecation Free in urban areas ?

Goa
Maharashtra
Rajasthan
Haryana
None of These


46. Government allowed import of 3 lakh tonnes of raw sugar at a concessional duty of __________ import duty under Open General License (Tariff Rate Quota) ?

25%
5%
15%
35%
None of These


47. Government approved merger and modernization of __________ Government of India Press Units (GIPs) into 5 GIPs located at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Minto Road and Mayapuri in New Delhi, Nashik (Maharashtra) and Temple Street (Kolkata, West Bengal) ?

14
27
35
20
17


48. Government approved revamped __________ programme for period 2017-18 to 2019-20, aimed at mainstreaming sport as tool for development.

  1. Pan India Sports Scholarship scheme - It will cover 1,000 most talented young athletes each year, with Each athlete receiving annual scholarship of INR 5 lakh for 8 consecutive years.
  2. Sports Universities - 20 universities across country will be promoted as hubs of sporting excellence.
  3. National physical fitness drive - It will cover about 20 Crore children in age group of 10-18 and will support their fitness related activities.
Khelo India
Jeeto India
Shining India
Incredible India
None of These


49. Government has undertaken drive to rationalize ___________ Labour Acts by framing 4 labour codes viz Code on Wages, Code on Social Security, Code on Industrial Relations and Code on occupational safety, health and working conditions. It will ease up the process by synchronizing varius labour Laws.

  1. Code on Wages Bill 2017 was introduced in Lok Sabha recently and It repeals 4 existing Laws - Minimum Wages Act 1948, Payment of Wages Act 1936, Equal Remuneration Act 1976 and Payment of Bonus Act 1965.
18
38
28
48
None of These


50. Government released Swachta Ranking 2017 of Higher Educational Institutions -

  1. University - O. P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat (Haryana)
  2. Colleges - Kongu Arts and Science College, Erode (___________)
  3. Technical institutions - Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore (Tamilnadu)
  4. Government institutions - G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar (Uttarakhand)
Gujarat
Goa
Karnataka
Kerala
Tamilnadu


51. Government ruled that all mobile phones unlinked with Aadhaar numbers will be deactivated after ___________ 2018 ?

February
January
March
April
None of These


52. Government will provide up to Rs 60000 crore to _________ in next 2 years for river-linking and irrigation projects to tackle the recurring water crisis?

Goa
Gujarat
Maharashtra
Odisha
None of These


53. Government will safeguard fast-eroding Majuli island in ___________ (world’s largest riverine island) using research carried out on floating Brahmaputra Biodiversity and Biology Boat (B4) labs along Brahmaputra River?

Nagaland
Mizoram
Meghalaya
Assam
None of These


54. Government's Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) issued alert on spread of new malware _____________ that can lock computers and demand ransom for unlocking them ?

Catchy Ransomware
Geeky Ransomware
Wannacry Ransomware
Petya Ransomware
Locky Ransomware


55. ___________ Government launched Gyakunj e-class project aimed at producing world-class students through interactive e-classes. Outlay of project is 36 Crores and 550 schools are covered In first phase ?

Rajasthan
Goa
Gujarat
Punjab
None of These


56. _________ Government, State Milk Marketing Federation and 3 leading dairies signed MOU to save children of Anganwadi from malnutrition. Nutritive food will be provided to over 42 lakh children of 53029 Anganwadies, pregnant-mothers, foster mothers and young girls under Take Home Ration scheme ?

Gujarat
Goa
Odisha
Rajasthan
None of These


57. _______ will become first big state to use Electronic Voting Machine (EVMs) equipped with Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in coming Assembly elections to make election process more transparent ?

Goa
Gujarat
Rajasthan
Maharashtra
None of These


58. ________ CM Virbhadra Singh inaugurated first phase of 65 MW Kashang Hydel Project in tribal Kinnaur district. It is a 195 MW project ( three units of 65 MW each) ?

Himachal Pradesh
Haryana
Punjab
Rajasthan
None of These


59. _________ government launched first-of-its-kind in Nation electric bus service in ecologically fragile 51 km – long stretch between Manali and Rohtang Pass ?

Himachal Pradesh
Rajasthan
Punjab
Haryana
None of These


60. Home Minister Rajnath Singh and UP CM Yogi Adityanath flagged off commercial operations of _____________, on 8.5-km corridor from Transport Nagar to Charbagh ?

Agra Metro
Kanpur Metro
Varanasi Metro
Lucknow Metro
None of These


61. Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched PENCIL (_________________) Portal at National Conference on Child Labour organised in New Delhi, aiming to achieve target of child labour free society ?

Platform for Effective Enactment for No Child Labour
Platform for Effective Enforcement for No Casual Labour
Platform for Effective Enforcement for No Child Laws
Platform for Effective Enforcement for No Child Labour
None of These


62. Home Ministry opened two Zorinpui and Kawrpuichhuah immigration check posts along borders with Myanmar and ____________ Respectively. ?

Nepal
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Sri Lanka
None of These


63. Home Ministry will soon grant citizenship to nearly 1 lakh Chakma and Hajong refugees, who came from erstwhile East Pakistan (now ______________) in 1960s and are living in northeast. Chakmas and Hajongs were residents of Chittagong Hill Tracts in erstwhile East Pakistan and had fleed after their land was submerged by Kaptai dam project in 1960s. Chakmas are Buddhists by faith and Hajongs are Hindus ?

Bhutan
Nepal
Myanmar
Sri Lanka
Bangladesh


64. Hurun India Rich List 2017 -

  1. ________ retains the richest Indian title for sixth year (worth of 257,900 crores).
  2. Patanjali Ayurved CEO Acharya Balkrishna named among India’s top 10 richest people for first time, with wealth of over 70000 crores.
Mukesh Ambani
Dilip Sanghvi
Azeem Premji
Lakshmi Mittal
None of These


65. India started producing Civet Coffee as most expensive coffee in world in ___________.

  1. It is made from feces of a species of cat called ‘Civet Cat’.
  2. One kilogram of this coffee sells for Rs.8000 in India and at Rs.20,000 to Rs.25,000 in abroad
Andhra Pradesh
Kerala
Telangana
Karnataka
None of These


66. Indian Army and Jamia Millia Islamia University (___________) parttnered for academic collaboration, technical advancement and progression of Army Personnel ?

Jaipur
Srinnagar
New Delhi
Guwahati
None of These


67. Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIM-L) and __________ tied up to enhance Climate Literacy among people ?

HDFC Bank
Yes Bank
Kotak Mahindra Bank
Axis Bank
None of These


68. Indian Railways will introduce 100 additional local train services on its suburban network of Western Railway (32 services) and Central Railway zones (68 services), giving major boost to suburban rail services in ________ ?

Nagpur
Mumbai
Goa
Bhubaneswar
None of These


69. India’s Zero Hunger Programme through interventions in farm sector will be launched on occasion of World Food Day (____________, 2017). It consists of organisations of farming system for nutrition, setting up genetic gardens for biofortified plants and initiation of ‘Zero Hunger’ training.

  1. A genetic garden for biofortified plants contains germplasm of naturally biofortified crops through plant breeding. It has plants and crops that help supplement micro-nutrient deficiencies, including iron, zinc, vitamin A and iodine among others.
  2. Programme will be launched in 3 districts – Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Koraput (Odisha) and Thane (Maharashtra).
October 10
October 6
October 1
October 16
None of These


70. India’s first Centre for Animal Law has been established at NALSAR University of Law (______________), inaugurated by Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi. It will create curriculum on animal welfare laws, including developing topics for research ?

Hyderabad
Delhi
Nagpur
Ahmedabad
None of These


71. India’s first advanced virology laboratory inaugurated at Anjali Chatterjee Regional Research Institute for Homoeopathy in Kolkata (___________), for developing new drugs and technologies in Homoeopathy to combat emerging challenges of viral diseases ?

West Bengal
Odisha
Gujarat
Rajasthan
None of These


72. Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) registered NeSL (________________) as first Information Utility (IU) under IBBI (Information Utilities) Regulations 2017. S. Ramann is appointed as Managind Director of NESL ?

Native E-Governance Services Limited
National E-Governance Services Limited
National E-Governance Social Limited
Neutral E-Governance Services Limited
None of These


73. International NGO Safe Water Network partnered with Local Municipal Corporation to launch water ATMs in _______________, providing safe water access. The initiative is supported by USAID under Urban WaSH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) Alliance Partnership and funded by Honeywell India ?

Jaipur
Ahmedabad
Delhi
Hyderabad
None of These


74. ___________ government inaugurated 2nd International Yoga Festival and International Yoga Sports Championship 2017 ?

Himachal Pradesh
Haryana
Punjab
Meghalaya
Jammu and Kashmir


75. ___________ Government launched Shaheed Gram Vikas Yojana, aimed at developing villages of freedom fighters in state. ?

Mizoram
Meghalaya
Jharkhand
Bihar
None of These


76. Karnataka Department of Information Technology (IT) and Biotechnology (BT) signed MoU with ___________, as Joint Innovation Corridor ?

Finland
Iceland
Ireland
Norway
None of These


77. Karnataka Government launched Nava Karnataka / Vision _________________ for charting out a development roadmap for next seven years, covering 13 sectors identified for rapid development ?

2024
2023
2025 
2026
None of These


78. _____________ became first state to roll out an Electric Vehicle and Energy Storage Policy that looks not only at boosting sales of Electrical Vehicles, but also setting up charging infrastructure and special manufacturing zones ?

Gujarat
Goa
Kerala
Karnataka
None of These


79. _____________ government merged existing 7 health schemes to launch a unified health scheme Arogya Bhagya, aiming at Treatment First and Payment Next ?

Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
Kerala
Goa
Karnataka


80. _________ government will provide free eduation for all girls from Class 1 to graduation level in all public and aided private schools and colleges from next academic year ?

Kerala
Telangana
Karnataka
Gujarat
None of These


81. Kerala Tourism department launched campaign called ___________ , to target tourists from Arab Nations (Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar). ?

Yalla Kerala 
Visit Kerala
Aaiye Kerala
Incredible Kerala
None of These


82. ___________ will soon open India’s first transgender-exclusive clinics at government medical colleges across state ?

Karnataka
Kerala
Andhra Pradesh
Telangana
None of These


83. Kochi (__________________) will host 5th Coastal Shipping and Inland Water Transportation Business Summit 2017 ?

Kerala
Karnataka
Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
None of These


84. __________ Government and Mother Dairy Fruit and Vegetables (subsidiary of National Dairy Development Board) signed lease agreement to set up a state-of-the-art milk and milk products processing plant ?

Maharashtra
Goa
Gujarat
Jharkhand
None of These


85. ___________ Government launched  Mission 1 Million initiative under which over 10 lakh students across state will be encouraged to play football ?

Goa
Rajasthan
Gujarat
Maharashtra
None of These


86. Minister for Electronics & Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad launched nation-wide hackathon ______________, As part of Startup Eco-system Development program. ?

#GovDataHackathon
#GlobalGovDataHack
#NewGovDataHack
#OpenGovDataHack
None of These


87. Minister of Railways announced various decisions for Transformation of Indian Railways -

  1. Highest priority to passenger safety - Eliminating 5000 unmanned crossings by 2018, Shift to LHB coaches from ICF coaches, Use of MTRC (Mobile Train Radio Communication) and TPWS (Train Protection & Warning System). RPF staff will not be allowed to check tickets, which is the function of TTEs.
  2. Transforming through technology - Use of mobile apps for monitoring passenger services, wi-fi connectivity and increase speed of around 700 trains, GPS based tracking of rail movement.
  3. Energy efficiency - Complete electrification by _________ to save INR 10,000 crores.
  4. Faster Redevelopment of stations
  5. Railway Stations with les trains to be developed as Multi-utility centres
  6. Focus on welfare of field staff - Improving working conditions of Group D employees that work hard is to ensure track safety.
  7. Railways will work with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to devise safety mechanisms to make travel by trains safer.
2025
2022
2030
2035
None of These


88. Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH, Shripad Naik inaugurated Regional Research Institute of Homoeopathy (RRI) in Agartala (__________) ?

Assam
Nagaland
Mizoram
Meghalaya
Tripura


89. Ministry of Civil Aviation issued rules to tackle misbehaviour by passengers, by forming national No Fly List of such unruly passengers. DGCA revised relevant sections of Civil Aviation Requirement (CAR), in accordance with ________ Convention 1963. It defines three categories of unruly behavior -

  1. Level 1 - Behaviour that is verbally unruly, calls for debarment upto 3 months
  2. Level 2 - Physical unruliness and can lead to debarment for upto 6 months
  3. Level 3 - Life-threatening behaviour would attract minimum 2 years ban.
Tokyo
Beijing
Delhi
Washington
None of These


90. Ministry of Environment and Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) launched Wood is Good Campaign under Partnership for Land Use Science (Forest-Plus). It was launched during conference on Sustainable landscapes and forest ecosystems: Theory to Practice held in __________ ?

Jaipur
Ahmedabad
Guwahati
New Delhi
None of These


91. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched 2 new free contraceptives Antara and Chayya in 10 states under Mission ___________. Antara is injectable contraceptive (effective for 3 months) where Chayya is contraceptive pill (effective for 1 week).

Janani Suraksha
Sahaj
ParivarVikas
Pahal
None of These


92. Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises extended FAME (_____________) India scheme by 6 months to promote electric and hybrid vehicles. Phase 1 was effective from April 2015 to March 2017, but received 6 month extension till September 2017. Now it has been further extended till up to March 31, 2018 ?

Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Economic Vehicles
Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
Fuel Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
Faster Adoption and Maneuvering of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
None of These


93. Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas launched country-wide Pradhan Mantri ________ scheme to distribute LPG connections among rural areas where conventional fuel is used for domestic purposes ?

LPG Pracharak
LPG Panchayat
LPG Sahaj
LPG Sahayak
None of These


94. Ministry of Science & Technology launched Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhayay Vigyan _____________ Pariyojana to implement appropriate S&T interventions for sustainable development through cluster approach in Uttarakhand.

  1. Under This, Department of Science and Technology (DST) will adopt few clusters of villages in Uttarakhand and transform them to become self-sustainable in time bound manner.
Gram Sanchay
Gram Samagam
Gram Sahaj
Gram Sankul
None of These


95. Ministry of Shipping renamed Kandla Port Trust (_________) as Deendayal Port Trust, using powers conferred on it under Indian Ports Act 1908 ?

Gujarat
Goa
Rajasthan
Haryana
None of These


96. Ministry of Women and Child Development held first National Conference on Mission Mode to address Under-Nutrition in country in New Delhi, keeping in mind goal of Malnutrition Free India by ___________ ?

2022
2019
2020
2025
None of These


97. Music video prepared by ___________ Jagruthi to celebrate 9 day Bathukamma festival has been released. ?

Andhra Pradesh
Telangana
Kerala
Karnataka
None of These


98. NBCC obtained license by World Trade Centre (New York) to develop a commercial project as ‘World Trade Centre’ at Nauroji Nagar in _____________.This project would be completed by 2020 ?

Ahmedabad
Mumbai
Jaipur
New Delhi
None of These


99. National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute signed MoU with Ludhiana (_______________) based Bonn Food Industries to promote coloured wheat with antioxidant qualities beneficial for control of diabetes, cholesterol and obesity ?

Gujarat
Rajasthan
Himachal Pradesh
Haryana
Punjab


100. National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog’s SATH (_______________) Program was launched in Assam. SATH program aims to provide structured support to Assam in identifying key health priorities and implement solutions towards transforming the health and improving the well-being of people of state ?

Suitable Action for Transforming Human capital
Subtle Action for Transforming Human capital
Sustainable Action for Transforming Human capital
Sustainable Action for Transferring Human capital
None of These


101. National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) signed MoU with ____________ Innovation Society to encourage start-up in manufacturing & technology driven sectors ?

Andhra Pradesh
Telangana
Kerala
Karnataka
None of These


102. Nationwide health campaign to sensitise women about early screening and the preventive care for cancer has been launched with Theme __________. It is launched by FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) in partnership with Apollo Hospitals ?

Feeding the Nurturer
Nurturing the Nurturer
Caring the Nurturer
Nourishing the Nurturer
None of These


103. Newton will be India’s official entry for the Best Foreign Film category at Oscars 2018, starring ________ and directed by Amit Masurkar.

  1. It was chosen by Film Federation of India’s selection committee headed by Telugu producer C V Reddy.
Shah Rukh Khan
Irrfan Khan
Raj Kumar Rao
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
None of These


104. North East Calling festival held in __________, aimed at increasing investment opportunities in North East. ?

Gangtok
Shillong
Guwahati
Agartala
New Delhi


105. North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) will commision important hydro-electric projects in _________ in 2018 - 600 MW Kameng Hydro Electric Project and 110 MW Pare Hydro Electric Project ?

Tripura
Meghalaya
Arunachal Pradesh
Mizoram
None of These


106. _________ CM Naveen Patnaik states 4th Government medical college, as Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital (SLNMCH) in tribal-dominated koraput district ?

Gujarat
Maharashtra
Goa
Odisha
None of These


107. ____________ Government launched Sampurna (Sishu Abond Matru Mrityuhara Purna Nirakaran Abhijan) Yojna for pregnant women. Under this, government will provide INR 1000 as transport cost for pregnant women to travel to hospital. ?

Bihar
Odisha
Rajasthan
Gujarat
None of These


108. __________ approved establishment of Handlooms and Handicrafts Development and Promotion Council in capital Bhubaneswar, to improve growth of handlooms and handicrafts sectors. ?

Odisha
Gujarat
Goa
Maharashtra
None of These


109. ________ government approved launching first Odia language university for post-graduation in literature and linguistics among other subjects. It will be established in Bhubaneswar and will also carve out ways to make Odia script more adaptable to technology.  ?

Chhattisgarh
West Bengal
Bihar
Jharkhand
Odisha


110.________ discovered oil in WO-24-3 well located west of Mumbai High fields in Arabian Sea, estimated to hold reserve of 20 million tonnes. Mumbai Oil Field currently produces 205,000 barrels of oil per day (just over 10 million tonnes per annum) ?

SAIL
ONGC
BHEL
GAIL
None of These


111. PM Narendra Modi launched Sardar Sarovar Dam, (world’s second biggest and India's Biggest Dam) on the river Narmada in _________.

  1. It is 1.2-km-long and 163 metres deep. It will irrigate over 18 lakh hectares in state.
  2. Before this, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani had flagged off a statewide Narmada Mahotsav Yatra from Surendranagar district.
  3. Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra and Rajasthan will receive water and electricity supplied from dam.
  4. Grand Coulee Dam in USA is world's biggest Dam.
Gujarat
Maharashtra
Goa
Rajasthan
None of These


112. Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) enhanced upper age limit for joining National Pension Scheme (NPS) to _________ years (from 60 currently) ?

68
75
62
70
65


113. President Ram Nath Kovind launched nation-wide campaign Swachhata Hi Sewa from Kanpur (____________) ?

Uttar Pradesh
Rajasthan
Haryana
Punjab
None of These


114. President Ramnath Kovind inaugurated Shirdi airport in Ahmednagar district of _________ and flagged off inaugural flight of Alliance Air from Shirdi to Mumbai ?

Goa
Maharashtra
Gujarat
Rajasthan
None of These


115. President Ramnath Kovind laid foundation stone for link-4 of Saurashtra Narmada Avataran Irrigation Scheme (SAUNI) Yojana in __________.

  1. SAUNI is multipurpose project that aims to solve water problems of parched Saurashtra region. It was launched by PM Narendra Modi during his tenure as CM of state.
  2. It aims to fill up 115 major dams in Saurashtra by diverting overflow of water from Sardar Sarovar Dam on Narmada River.
  3. Its unique feature is making pipe canals instead of conventional open canals which led to no acquisition of land and less loss of water.
  4. It has network of canals comprising 1,125-km network of pipelines that will help to channel water into farms.
Punjab
Haryana
Rajasthan
Himachal Pradesh
Gujarat


116. ___________ Government banned use of plastic packaging materials of less than 51 microns as these were found to be injurious to health ?

Delhi
Puducherry
Goa
Daman and Diu
None of These


117. Railway board ruled that passengers in reserved coaches can only sleep between ______ and 6 am to allow others to sit in seats for rest of the time (earlier 9 pm and 6 am ?

9.30 PM
10 pm
11 pm
10.30 pm
None of These


118. __________ government announced Rs 20000 crore farm-loan waiver and waive as it agreed to waive of loans for farmers up to INR 50000 ?

Rajasthan
Haryana
Punjab
Himachal Pradesh
None of These


119. Ram Vilas Paswan, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution launched Web Portal of Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority (WDRA) &  e-NWR (_______________________) System

  1. e-NWRs would have no chances of any tempering, mutilation, fudging, loss or damage and with no possibility of any multiple financing.
  2. e-NWRs will save expenditure in logistics as stocks could be traded through multiple buyers without physical movement and can be even split for partial transfer or withdrawal.
Electronic Nodal Warehouse Recipe
Electronic Native Work Receipt
Electronic Negotiable Work Receipt
Electronic Native Warehouse Receipt
Electronic Negotiable Warehouse Receipt


120. _________ launched digital assistance robot ELEKTRA, that provides automated responses to customers for their queries and requests. ?

Tata Power
Reliance Energy
Adani Power
SAIL
None of These


121. Sep 25, 2017 - Birth Anniversary of Social Reformer Deendayal Upadhyaya. Known for his role in shaping up present day Bharatiya Janata Party. Uttar Pradesh government released 100 inmates from various jails of state on this occasion. PM Narendra Modi launched SAUBHAGYA scheme On this occasion. With details -

  1. Saubhagya (__________) aims at bringing electricity for every household in country by March 31, 2019. No price will be charged for the poor to get an electricity connection and the government will bear expected INR 16,320 crores cost of giving electricity connections to the 4 crore households in country. Electricity connections will be given to APL (Above Poverty Line) families for Rs 500, which will be payable in 10 equal monthly instalments.
  2. PM Narendra Modi also inaugurated Deendayal Hastkala Sankul trade facilitation centre and Crafts Museum for handicrafts at Varanasi. It will facilitate weavers/artisans/exporters in promotion of handlooms and handicrafts in domestic and international markets.
  3. He also flagged off Varanasi-Vadodara as country’s third Mahamana Express.
Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana
Samagra Bijli Har Ghar Yojana
Sahaj Bijli Har Gram Yojana
Samagra Bijli Har Gram Yojana
None of These


122. Restaurant discovery and food delivery firm _________ acquired logistics startup Runnr. ?

Oyo
Foodpanda
Ola
Uber
Zomato


123. Seven North-East Indian states will launch IMI (______________) to focus on select urban areas and other pockets where immunization coverage has been low. Under it, Government aims to reach every child under 2 years and pregnant women with all available vaccines under Universal Immunization Programme by 2018 ?

Intensified Mission Indradhanush
Intentional Mission Indradhanush
Intensified Mission Integration
Intentional Mission Integration
None of These


124. Suzuki Motors will invest over INR 1150 crores along with Japanese partners Toshiba and Denso to set up India’s first lithium-ion battery facility in _____________ ?

Goa
Gujarat
Rajasthan
Maharshtra
None of These


125. Telangana Forest Department re-introduced endangered species mouse deer in forests of Nallamalla in Amrabad Tiger Reserve (ATR) at Nehru Zoological Park (______________) ?

Ahmedabad
Bhubaneswar
Siliguri
Kolkata
Hyderabad


126. Telecom equipment provider Vihaan Networks Limited (VNL) signed MoU with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to launch _________ service to provide disaster management in India, as an integrated disaster response solution for first responders and public safety agencies.

Relief 123
Relief 234
Relief 777
Relief 786
None of These


127. Traditional Bonderam festival held in Divar Island of ___________ ?

Rajasthan
Gujarat
Goa
Odisha
None of These


128. Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari launched fleet of 1000 E-rickshaws in Gurugram (_____________) named SmartE. These e-rickshaws were manufactured in India and are fitted with GPS and tracking system ?

Himachal Pradesh
Punjab
Gujarat
Haryana
None of These


129. Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED) signed MoU with e-commerce firm __________ for selling tribal products online, to promote various tribal products. TRIFED already has tied-up with Snapdeal ?

TATA Cliq
Abof
Flipkart
Paytm
Amazon


130. ________ became first state to set up family welfare district committees, to deal with fake and biased complaints by women against their husbands and in-laws. ?

Mizoram
Meghalaya
Tripura
Nagaland
None of These


131. Union Minister Jitendra Singh inaugurated first ‘Pension Adalat’ in India Held in __________ ?

Delhi
Shillong
Guwahati
Jaipur
None of These


132. Vanlalawmpuii Chawngthu became first woman minister in _______ in 30 years (since 1987 state assembly elections).

Meghalaya
Manipur
Nagaland
Tripura
Mizoram


133. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu laid foundation stone for Ranchi Smart City (___________), tagged as country’s first ‘green-field’ smart city. It is coming up on 656 acres of Heavy Engineering Corporation (HEC) land which would be equipped with severa advance tech features ?

Jharkhand
Chhattisgarh
Bihar
Odisha
None of These


134. __________ government cleared a proposal to rename state as Bangla and sent a proposal to Centre for approval. Note that state government had earlier too sent a proposal for change of name, but it was rejected by central government. ?

Odisha
West Bengal
Rajasthan
Haryana
None of These


135. World Quality Congress (WQC) ranked Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) security at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) in __________ has been recognised as best service in this domain ?

Agartala
Guwahati
Ranchi
Raipur
Mumbai


136. Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) published first ever exhaustive compendium of animal species in Indian Sundarban and threats it faces, titled Fauna of SundarbanBiosphere Reserve. As per publication, ZSI estimates that there are ________ types of animal species in sunderbans.

  1. Sundarbans is a vast forest in coastal region of Bay of Bengal. it was recognised in 1997 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is Located in delta region of Padma, Meghna and Brahmaputra river basins.
2626
3636
4646
1616
None of These




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