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1. Mercer's 23rd annual Cost of Living Survey -

  1. _________ is most expensive city for expatriates in India, ranked 57th Globally, followed by New Delhi (99), Chennai (135), Bangalore (166) and Kolkata (184).
  2. Luanda (capital of Angola) is costliest city for expatriates globally, followed by Hong Kong and Tokyo.
Mumbai
Jaipur
Bhubaneswar
Lucknow
None of These


2. 16th Global Retail Development Index (GRDI)‚  2017 -‚ The Age of Focus‚ -

  1. India has been ranked at ________ Place among 30 developing countries on ease of doing business in retail sector.
  2. China has been ranked at 2nd place.
4th
3rd
1st
29th
None of These


3. 2017 Social Progress Index report by Social progress Imperative (SPI) -

  1. India has ranked __________ among 128 countries (Lower Middle Social Progress).
  2. Top 5 - Denmark (1), Finland (2), Iceland (3, Norway (4), Switzerland (5)
  3. Bottom 5 - Niger (124), Angola (125), Chad (126), Afghanistan (127), Central African Repubic (128)
  4. BRICS - Brazil (43), Russia (67), China (83), South Africa (66)
  5. Neighbours - Nepal (91), Bangladesh (97), Sri Lanka (73), Pakistan (105)
53rd
43rd
33rd
93rd
None of These


4. 483-MW gas-steam Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant, built by a China-___________ joint venture, officially started operations. It has been built at total investment of USD 571 million ?

Vietnam
Japan
Serbia
Poland
Russia


5. 6 Gulf Nations -‚ Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and UAE‚ suspended their diplomatic‚ ties with _____________, accusing it of supporting Terrorist Groups and such suscpicious activities ?

Iran
Kuwait
Qatar
Turkey
None of These


6. World population Prospectus (The Revision) report by United Nations‚ -

  1. India will become most populous nations by ___________, surpassing China. India's current population is 1.3 Billion and China is at approx 1.4 Billion.
  2. World’s total population will hit 9.8 billion by 2050 and 11.2 Billion in 2020. Annually, 82 Million people are being added.
  3. Nigeria, which is currently at the seventh place is expected to become third most populous country by 2050 replacing USA.
2024
2050
2030
2060
None of These


7. A new wave of cyber-attacks‚ with Name‚ Petya Ransomware‚ has infected computer servers across world.

  1. In India, This ransomware crippled operations at One of India's Prime Ports - _____________________, operated by AP Moller-Maersk.
  2. Petya ransomware is a ransomware, similar to Wannacry‚ ransomware. The attack is believed to have originated against an update used on a third-party Ukrainian software called MeDoc. This explains why Ukraine is the worst affected.
Kandla Port Trust
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust
Cochin Port Trust
Kolkata Port Trust
None of These


8. According to London based coverage mapping firm OpenSignal -

  1. India has been ranked __________ (even below Pakistan and Sri Lanka) in terms of internet data speed with Average 4G download speed at 5.1Mbps . It is less than a third of global 4G average and marginally higher than global 3G speed of 4.4 Mbps. Average 3G download speed across India is less than 1 Mbps.
  2. Singapore scored highest in 4G speed while South Korea scored highest in 4G availability. Global average 4G download speed is 16.2 Mbps.
74th‚ 
47th
53rd
84th
None of These


9. American E-Commerce Major _____________ acquired American Supermarket Firm‚ Whole Foods Market‚ for approx $13.7 billion ?

Amazon
Microsoft
Google
Yahoo
None of These


10. American Telecom giant ____________ acquired Yahoo’s core business for $4.48 Billion.

  1. Yahoo will be combined with AOL which was bought by it two years ago to establish a venture called‚ Oath.
  2. Remainder of Yahoo which is not acquired by Verizon will change its name to‚ Altaba Inc. It will hold 15.5% stakes in Chinese Internet giant Alibaba and 35.5% holding in Yahoo Japan Corp. It will trade under ticker symbol “AABA.”
  3. Thomas McInerney will be made as Altaba’s chief executive officer.
Intel
Huwaei
Google
Verizon
None of These


11. As per‚ One Family at a Time‚ study conducted by UN‚ International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) -

  1. 20 Crore million migrants across world sent over USD 445 million in 2016 as remittances to their families.
  2. Top Remittance Receivers -_____________ ‚ (USD 62.7 billion),‚ China (USD 61 billion), Philippines (USD 30 billion) and Pakistan (USD 20 billion).
  3. Top Remittance Sending‚ Countries - US, Saudi Arabia and Russia.
USA
Japan
Russia
India
None of These


12. As per American commercial real estate services company Cushman & Wakefield -

  1. ______________ is ranked at top as a commercial office investment destination in APAC market.‚ 
  2. Total 6 Indian cities have been ranked in top 10 emerging investment destinations in APAC.
Delhi
Hyderabad
Bengaluru
Mumbai
None of These


13. _____________ will launch online facility for filing visa applications by Indians from 1 July, 2017 ?

Russia
UK
USA
Germany
Australia


14. Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) signed agreement with Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd (KHI) of __________ for manufacturing of stainless steel coaches for metro trains ?

Japan
China
South Korea
Vietnam
None of These


15. Bi-annual Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs survey of US-based CBRE -

  1. India - ___________'s Connaught Place is India's First and Globally ninth most expensive office market with occupancy cost of $153.89 per square feet.
  2. Hong Kong (Central) is world’s highest-priced office market with occupancy cost of $302.51 per sq ft per annum.
Bengaluru
Mumbai
Jaipur
Delhi
None of These


16. In BrandZ top 100 Report 2017 - _______________ named as most valuable brand US with Brand Value of $235 Billion, Followed by Apple and Microsoft.

Apple
Microsoft
Google
Adobe
None of These


17. Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) grouping established a _______________ USD fund‚ for boosting media cooperation, During‚ BRICS Media Forum ‚ held in Beijing (China). ?

10 million
1 million
100 million
15 million
None of These


18. British PM _____________ won confidence vote in parliament, winning her first major test as PM of a minority government in UK. She is now finally confirmed as British Prime Minister ?

Angela Merkel
Theresa May
Damien Green
Rex Tillersen
None of These


19. _________ and Asia Development Bank (ADB) launched a green financing platform to cut pollution in the smog-hit Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region ?

Vietnam
Japan
Myanmar
China
None of These


20. ________ is constructing world’s first “Forest City “ in Liuzhou, to be situated at 175 hectare land along Liujiang River. It is planned to be completed in 2020 ?

China
Japan
Vietnam
Myanmar
None of These


21. ______________ launched a research project aimed at compiling historical data obtained during earlier expeditions conducted by its teams to disputed South China Sea since late 1950s.

  1. South China Sea is part of Pacific Ocean spreading an area of some 35 lakh square km with eight littoral countries - China, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore and Vietnam.
  2. It is located‚ in international shipping route that sees passage of world’s half merchant ships and is rich in energy reserves including petroleum, mineral and fishing resources.
  3. The Dispute is around the fact that China has been aggressively claiming entire South China Sea as its own.
China
Philippines
Malaysia
Indonesia
None of These


22. _____________ launched its first X-ray Space Telescope named ‚ Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT) (Insight) to study black holes, pulsars and gamma-ray bursts. This 2.5-tonne telescope will allow scientists to observe magnetic fields and the interiors of pulsars and better understand the evolution of black holes.

Japan
China
Maynamr
Vietnam
None of These


23. __________ launched its first self-developed 'next-generation' bullet train 'Fuxing' with maximum speed of 400kmh ?

Japan
Vietnam
Myanmar
China
None of These


24. ___________ launched its most powerful naval destroyer -‚ Type 055, as one‚ among largest warships in world.

  1. Type055 vessels will weigh‚ more than 12,000 tonnes‚ when fully armed, more than 8200 Tonnes‚ Project- 15B Visakhapatnam class destroyer‚ of Indian Navy which is yet to be commissioned.
Chile
Japan
Columbia
Cambodia
China


25. _____________ launched world’s largest floating solar farm in Anhui province. This 40-megawatt power plant has 160,000 panels resting on a lake that emerged after the collapse of a coal mine in central Anhui province.

Japan
Vietnam
China
Chad
None of These


26. ______________ unveiled world’s first train that are battery powered and runs on a virtual track making use of sensor technology instead of metal rails.

  1. This train can reach top speed of 70 kmph. The train which is‚ only about 32 metres long‚ can‚ carry up to 307 passengers.
  2. It has sensors that are capable of detecting thedimensions of the road permitting it to follow the routes without the need for metal rails.
China
Japan
Myanmar
Vietnam
None of These


27. China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) approved membership of Argentina, Madagascar, and Tonga at its second annual meeting of Governors held in _____________. It was attended by Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on India's Behalf.

China
South Korea
USA
India
None of These


28. Archaeologists discovered‚ Fugan Temple, which had been lost for over 1000 years in ____________'s south-western Sichuan province.

Japan
Vietnam
China
Columbia
None of These


29. ____________ scientists have developed world’s most powerful submarine detector which could find hidden metallic objects, including minerals and submarines -‚ superconductive magnetic anomaly detection array ?

American
Russian
Danish
Italian
Chinese


30. Defence Minister ______ visited Russia for 17th India-Russia intergovernmental commission on military-technical cooperation meet and 1st India-Russia Joint Committee on Science and Technology Cooperation. India and Russia also celebrated 10 years of establishment of science and technology co-operation and 70th year of establishment of Diplomatic ties ?

Rajnath Singh
Manohar Parrikar
Arun Jaitley
V K Singh
None of These


31_______________ Government repealed a 334-year-old blasphemy law that forbids public insults of a religion. It was only Scandinavian country with a blasphemy law that provisioned 4 months imprisonment for such acts ?

Poland
Switzerland
Norway
Denmark
None of These


32. Department of Science and Technology launched‚ ‚ VAJRA (_________) Faculty scheme that‚ enables NRIs and overseas scientific community to participate and contribute to research and development in India.

  1. It was announced during 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention in January 2017.
  2. Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), a Statutory body of the Department of Science and Technology‚ will implement it.
  3. Foreign researchers abroad‚ of Indian origin or otherwise can collaborate with faculties in public funded Indian institutionsThey would be given‚ USD 15,000 in the first month of residency and USD 10,000 for remaining months.
Virtual Advanced Joint Research
Visiting Advanced Joint Research
Visiting Accustomed Joint Research
Visiting Advanced Joint Review
None of These


33. EU and France will give __________ euros to 3 Indian cities-‚ Nagpur, Kochi and Ahmedabad as part of EU’s commitment under Paris Climate agreement to curb emissions and promote sustainability in 100 cities globally under‚ Moblise Your City‚ initiative of French and German governments. ?

3.5 million
4.5 million
6.5 million
8.5 million
None of These


34. Environmental Impact Survey 2017 released by MoneySuperMarket (UK-based financial services firm). This list ranks countries in‚ terms of the human impact on environment per person.

  1. India has been ranked _________ out of 102 countries. USA has been placed‚ second last as its per capita carbon dioxide emissions are 17 tonnes and USA generates‚ 2.58 kgs of municipal solid waste‚ per person, energy consumption is 312.79 BTU per capita and its reliance on renewable‚ sources are‚ even lower than India at 12.56%.
  2. Top 5 - Mozambique (1st),‚ Ethiopia (2nd),‚ Zambia (3rd), Latvia (4th), Kenya (5th).
  3. Bottom 5 - Trinidad and Tobago (102nd),‚ USA (101st),‚ Sri Lanka (100th),‚ Ireland (99th),‚ Canada (98th).
95th‚ 
65th‚ 
45th‚ 
57th‚ 
75th‚ 


35. Estonia and __________ signed agreement on housing data and information systems between two countries. It will create world’s first data embassy that will serve in field of transnational digital cooperation both in Europe and throughout the world ?

Lithunia
Luxembourg
Slovakia
Slovenia
None of These


36. European Nation _______’s parliament legalised same-sex marriage. ?

Germany
Russia
France
Spain
None of These


37. European Union has fined Google a record __________ euros for breaching anti-trust rules by illegally favouring its shopping service.‚ 

  1. Google has reportedly abused its market dominance by offering‚ an illegal advantage to its‚ another comparison shopping service. This fine exceeds 1.06-billion-euros slapped on Intel in 2009.‚ 
  2. EU has asked Google to stop its‚ anti-competitive practice‚ in 90 days or be prepared to‚ pay 5% of Alphabet’s average daily worldwide turnover.
5.42 billion
4.42 billion
3.42 billion
1.42 billion
2.42 billion


38. Forbes list of world’s highest-paid celebs 2017-

  1. Indians - ___________ ranked 65th ($38 million), Salman Khan ranked 71st ($37 million) and Akshay Kumar ranked 80th ($35.5 million).
  2. Top 3 - Sean Combs ($130 Million), Beyonc© Knowles ($105 Million), J.K. Rowling ($95 Million).
Shah Rukh Khan
Amir Khan
Hrithik Roshan
Saif Ali Khan
None of These


39. Fortune magazine’s annual list of America’s top 500 companies 2017 -

  1. __________ topped the list for fifth year in a row.
  2. Elon Musk led electric car startup Tesla debuted on List for first time (ranked 383rd).
  3. Combined revenue of all companies in list stayed $12.1 trillion, which is 65% of USA GDP. This year’s entry threshold was at least $5.1 billion in annual revenue.
Google
Walmart
Apple
Microsoft
None of These


40. France and ________ announced an anti-terror action plan to crack down on radicalisation through social media ?

Russia
Poland
USA
Spain
Britain


41. Global Innovation Index 2017 by Cornell University, INSEAD and World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) -

  1. Most Innovative countries - Switzerland (1), ______________ (2), Netherlands (3), US (4), UK (5).‚ Switzerland leads for 7th‚ consecutive year.
  2. BRICS - Brazil (69), Russia (45), China (22),‚ India (60), South Africa (57). India is top-ranked economy in Central and South Asia.
  3. Neighbours - Nepal (109), Bangladesh (114), Sri Lanka (90), Pakistan (113).
Norway
Sweden
Poland
Germany
None of These


42. Government approved MOU with ______ for co-operation in Homeland Security ?

UK
USA
Russia
Germany
None of These


43. Government approved MoU between Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank) and Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM) for export credit of USD _____________ for infrastructural development in India and for supply of goods and services as part of projects in third countries.

  1. South Korea also signed‚ agreement for $1 billion in Official development assistance (ODA). With this, South Korea became first non-G-7 countries to become an ODA contributor in India.
9 billion
5 billion
7 billion
11 billion
None of These


44. Government approved MoU with ________ on National Campaign for Water Conservation in India ?

Russia
UK
USA
Iran
Israel


45. Government approved amending bilateral Social Security Agreement (SSA) with ____________, by incorporating 'Country of Residence' Principle into SSA ?

Poland
Netherlands
France
Spain
None of These


46. Home Ministry stated that Aadhaar is not a valid identification document for Indians traveling to Nepal and _______________. Indians can travel to these nations without visas, provided that they possess a valid national passport or election ID card of India.

Bhutan
Bangladesh
Sri Lanka
Myanmar
None of These


47. India became __________ nation to join United Nations TIR (Transports Internationaux Routiers) Convention. UN confirmed that TIR Convention will enter into force in India in 6 months.

  1. Customs Convention on International Transport of Goods under Cover of TIR Carnets 1975 (TIR Convention)‚ is an international customs transit system under the auspices of the United Nations‚ Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)‚ with widest geographical coverage.
  2. TIR facilitates movement of goods under customs control‚ across international borders without the payment of the duties and taxes.‚ 
  3. Accession to TIR will help India in -
    1. Implementing‚  World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement‚ which it has already entered into this year. It is very important for India, keeping in view China’s ambitious‚ ‘One Belt One Road’ (OBOR) project.
    2. On eastern front, It will help India in integrating with‚ Myanmar,‚ Thailand, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal .‚ On western front, it will help in transporting‚ cargo along the International North-South Transport Corridor via Chabahar port in Iran.
    3. It will also give‚ access to landlocked Afghanistan and the energy-rich Eurasian region. ?
101st‚ 
91st‚ 
81st‚ 
61st‚ 
71st‚ 


48. India made voluntary contribution of ________ to United Nations Trust Fund for International Cooperation in Tax Matters (UN Tax Fund). ?

USD 100000
USD 1000000
USD 200000
USD 2000000
None of These


49. India moved to World Trade Organisation (WTO) against ______________ as it has not yet complied with rulings of WTO pertaining to‚ imposition of high import duty on certain Indian steel products ?

China
USA
Japan
Bangladesh
None of These


50. India signed agreement with Sri Lanka to provide USD _________ as line of credit for developing Sri Lanka’s‚ railway sector ?

418 million
378 million
218 million
118 million
318 million


51. India won its re-election to the UN’s principal organ on economic, social and environmental issues for another three-year term.‚ India was one among the 18 nations to win election to the UN ________________.

Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
General Assembly
Secutity Council
Tax Fund
None of These


52. India's CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) signed agreement with ___________'s Metal Industries Development Institute (MIDI) to implement a twinning programme, aimed at MIDI's capacity augmentation ?

Lithunia
Serbia
Ethiopia
Switzerland
None of These


53. Indian Government awarded‚ a Rs 1600 crores contract for constructing 109 km road connecting‚ Paletwa river terminal to Zorinpui in Mizoram border‚ as a part of the‚ $484-million Kaladan multi-modal transport (KMTT)‚ projects in _______________ which will‚ offer connectivity to Mizoram ?

Nepal
Bhutan
Bangladesh
Myanmar
None of These


54. International Institute for Management Development’s (IMD) released World Competitiveness Index 2017. This year’s list comprises 63 countries with Cyprus and Saudi Arabia making their first appearance.

  1. Top 5 - Hong Kong (1),Switzerland (2), Singapore (3), USA (4), Netherlands (5).
  2. India - ____________ (down from 41st in 2016 List)
  3. Bottom 5 - Venezuela (63), Mongolia (62), Brazil (61), Ukraine (60), Croatia (59
75th
43rd
55th
65th
45th


55. International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tech Firm _________________ announced long-term technology partnership (upto 2024) under‚ The Olympic Partner (TOP)‚ worldwide sponsorship programme ?

Google
Microsoft
Intel
Adobe
None of These


56. ___________ launched‚ Michibiki - 2‚ satellite to help build a high-precision geolocation system that will complement the US-operated GPS, onboard A 'H-IIA' rocket. Satellite system is capable of covering Asia-Oceania region ?

Japan
China
Myanmar
Vietnam
None of These


57.MOUs Approved -

  1. With Israel and Netherlands for Cooperation in field of water resources management.
  2. With Portugal for Cooperation in Public Administration and Governance Reforms, Textiles, clothing and fashion sectors.
  3. With Armenia for cooperation in peaceful use of outer space.
  4. With Sri Lanka for cooperation in Traditional Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy.
  5. With Cyprus on Merchant Shipping.
  6. MOU Bertween Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and Securities and Exchange Organization of Iran and European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) for matters pertaining to securities markets.
  7. MoU between Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and Direction Nationale De Industries of Mali on Standardization and Conformity Assessment.
  8. Agreement on Transfer of sentenced persons between India and African Nation ____________ .
  9. With Palestine on agriculture cooperation.‚ 
  10. With Armenia on cooperation on youth matters.‚ 
  11. With Bangladesh for cooperation in Information Technology and Electronics‚ 
  12. With Mauritius‚ for cooperation between Parliaments‚ of two countries.
Nigeria
Somalia
Sudan
Chad
None of These


58. Microsoft acquired __________ Tech Firm Hexadite for $100 million ?

Israeli
British
Russian
Indian
None of These


59. Ministry of Food Processing Industries signed MOU to participate in ANUGA - an international business platform for Food Industry to be held in Cologne (___________) ?

Germany
Poland
France
Spain
None of These


60. Ministry of Home Affairs constituted an‚ expert committee to examine rules which allow free movement of people near Indo-___________border.

Bhutan
Bangladesh
Nepal
Myanmar
None of These


61. _______________'s First university satellite sent off into space from USA. It is overall second satellite of this nation after Mongol Sat-1 ?

Somalia
Nigeria
Niger
Mongolia
None of These


62. ___________ officially joined as 29th Member of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) ?

Cyprus
Montenegro
Norway
Turkey
None of These


63. _____________completed preliminary design review (PDR) of its Quiet Supersonic Transport or QueSST aircraft design, as a significant milestone in its effort to make supersonic passenger jet travel over land a real possibility. QueSST is initial design stage of planned Low Boom Flight Demonstration (LBFD) experimental airplane (known as an X-plane). ?

ESA
ROSCOMOS
ISRO
CNES
NASA


64. Nepal signed major deal with __________'s Gezhouba Group Corporation for developing a 1,200 MW Budhigandaki Hydroelectric Project, which will be‚ the biggest hydro project in Nepal. Hydro project would be built under engineering, procurement, construction and finance (EPCF) model ?

China
Japan
Vietnam
Myanmar
None of These


65. Nikkei Asian Review’s Asia300 companies list -

  1. There are 20 Indian firms in top 100 and 3 Indian companies in top 10 - ________ (2nd),Entertainment Enterprises (3rd) and Tata Consultancy Services (4th).
  2. List was topped by Taiwan’s Largan Precision, maker of lenses for smart phone cameras.
Infosys
Wipro
Adani Group
HCL Technologies
None of These


66. PM Narendra Modi Visited Germany, Spain, Russia and _____________. Highlights -

  1. Germany‚ -India and Germany signed 12 agreements‚ during visit of PM Narendra Modi to Germany. 12 agreements include 9 joint declarations of intent (JDIs) and 3 memoranda of understanding (MoU).
    1. JDI -
      1. Establishment of a Indo-German Centre for Sustainability.
      2. Cooperation in cyber policy
      3. Advanced training of corporate and junior executives‚ from India
      4. Vocational education and skill development for machine tools.
      5. Collaboration between Foreign Service institutes‚ of both countries.
      6. Cooperation in railway safety.
      7. Cooperation for sustainable urban development
    2. MOU -
      1. Collaboration for facilitation of training of Indian skill development officers and cluster managers.
      2. Cooperation in health sector and alternative medicine.
  2. Spain -‚ PM Narendra Modi's Visited Spain. It was first visit by an Indian PM to Spain 30 years, since Rajiv Gandhi's visit in 1988. 7 MOUs Signed Between India and Spain -
    1. Agreement for Transfer of Sentence Persons.
    2. Cooperation in Organ Transplantation, Cyber Security, Renewable Energy, Technical Cooperation in Civil Aviation, Visa waiver for holders of diplomatic passports and MoU between Foreign Service Institute and Diplomatic Academy of Spain.
  3. Russia‚ - PM Narendra Modi Visited Russia. 18th Annual India Russia Summit held at St. Petersburg. MOUs signed are -
    1. Agreement for Cultural exchanges for 2017-2019.
    2. Agreement for the Construction of the third stage of the Kudankulam NPP (KK5 & KK6) along with Credit Protocol.
    3. Contract between Railways for implementation of high-speed service at Nagpur-Secunderabad section.
    4. MOU for Export of Precious Stones and Jewellery of India.
    5. Indian and Russia also completed 70 Years of Diplomatic Relations on this occasion. 2017 also marks as 10th Year of Partnership in Science and Technology between India and Russia.
Poland
Italy
France
Norway
None of These


67. M Narendra Modi Completed His Tri Nation Visitn to Portugal, USA and Netherlands -

  1. Portugal -
    1. 11 MOUs‚ for cooperation in areas including double taxation avoidance,‚ science‚ and technology, trade and investment, nanotechnology, space research, administrative reforms and culture were signed.
    2. India and Portugal agreed to set up a joint Science and Technology fund of ______________________. MoUs for creation of an India Portugal Space Alliance‚ for advancing collaborative research were also signed.‚ 
    3. Both Nations jointly launched‚ India-Portugal International StartUp Hub (IPISH).
  2. USA -
    1. India and USA released a Joint Statement (JS) titled‚ United States and India: Prosperity through Partnership. This visit aso marks 70 years of diplomatic relations between India and USA.
    2. PM Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump agreed to continue strengthening coordination for ensuring peace and Fighting Global Terrorism.
    3. US designated Hizbul Mujahideen Chief Syed Salahuddin as a global terrorist.
  3. Netherlands -
    1. 3‚ MOUs‚ on water management, cultural cooperation and on amending social security arrangement were signed. ?
40 million euros
4 million euros
14 million euros
400 million euros
None of These


68. PM Narendra Modi Visited Russia. 18th Annual India Russia Summit held at St. Petersburg. MOUs signed are -

  1. Agreement for Cultural exchanges for 2017-2019.
  2. Agreement for the Construction of the third stage of the Kudankulam NPP (KK5 & KK6) along with Credit Protocol.
  3. Contract between Railways for implementation of high-speed service at Nagpur-Secunderabad section.
  4. MOU for Export of Precious Stones and Jewellery of India.
  5. Indian and Russia also completed ______________________ Years of Diplomatic Relations on this occasion.
50
70
60
100
None of These


69. ____________ established formal‚ diplomatic ties with China and broke all of its relationship with Taiwan. It is important for China as it claims Taiwan as its terriroty and ants to isolate it from rest of world. ?

Nepal
Laos
Cambodia
Panama
None of These


70. __________ handed over digital copies of 62 volumes of collection known as ‘Moncoes do Reino’ (Monsoon correspondence), under recent agreement signed with India and for co-operation in field of Archives.

Portugal
Spain
Russia
Germany
None of These


71. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2018 of 959 Top Universities -

  1. This year, 20 Indian Universities in complete list and 3 Indian universities are among top 200 universities.
  2. Indian Institute of Technology __________________ (179th), Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (172nd) and Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru (190th) are top 3 Indian Uniersities. IISc has been placed at 6th‚ position among 959 universities for ‘Citations per Faculty’ in the 2018 rankings. For the first time, the Delhi‚ University (DU) has‚ entered the top 500 group.
  3. Top 3 -
    1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) {6TH Consecutive year at top for MIT}
    2. Stanford University (USA)
    3. Harvard University (USA)
Bombay
Kanpur
Roorkee
Ropar
None of These


72. Rajiv Kumar has been appointed as Chief Secretary of ______________ ?

Goa
Uttar Pradesh
Gujarat
Rajasthan
None of These


73. _____________ military test-fired a submarine-launched intercontinental ballistic missile -‚ Bulava.‚ It can carry 6 nuclear warheads and has a range of up to 9,300 kilometers (about 5,770 miles) ?

Chinese
Japanese
American
Russian
None of These


74. ________ signed MOU with India's EESL, to Implement Energy Efficiency Programmes ?

Russia
USA
UK
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia


75. ____________ will impose a family tax of 100 riyals (approx 1700 INR) per dependent per month on expatriates, from 1st July Onwards. It will pose a financial burden on over 41 lakh Indian families living there.

Kuwait
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Iran
None of These


76. _____________’s king Salman appointed his son‚ Mohammed bin Salman‚ as crown prince and heir to throne ?

Saudi Arabia
Kuwait
Qatar
Iran
None of These


77. Sharjah (_______________) has been named as‚ the World Book Capital‚ for 2019 by UNESCO, for quality of its literary and cultural activities and its efforts to make books accessible to entire population. ?

Kuwait
Qatar
UAE
Lebanon
None of These


78. Sweden committed to become net-zero carbon emission emitter (greenhouse-gas emissions) by _________ ?

2030
2025
2060
2045
None of These


79. _______________has ratified automatic exchange of financial account information with India and 40 other countries. Implementation of the exchange sharing agreement is planned for 2018 and first set of data will be exchanged in 2019.

USA
UK
Mautitius
France
Switzerland


80. Sydney-based think tank‚ Institute for Economics and Peace's Global Peace Index 2017 (163 Nations) -

  1. Top 105 Peaceful - Iceland (1), New Zealand (2), Portugal (3), Austria (4), Denmark (5).
  2. Top 10 Least Peaceful - Syria (163), Afghanistan (162), Iraq (161), South Sudan (160), Yemen (159).
  3. BRICS - Brazil (108), Russia (151),‚ India (______________), China (116), South Africa (123)
  4. Neighbours - Nepal (93), Pakistan (152), Sri Lanka (80), Bangladesh (84)
126th
153rd
137th
143rd
None of These


81. To save struggling steel manufacturers in Europe, European Union imposed anti-dumping duties (up to 35.9 %) on steel products from ___________ ?

China
USA
UK
Russia
None of These


82. UN Security Council approved a resolution for reducing joint UN-African Union peacekeeping force in ___________’s Darfur region by 44 % ?

Nigeria
Sudan
Yemen
Somalia
None of These


83. ___________ has withdrawn from historic 2015 Paris Accord for Climate Change, that was signed by 195 countries in 2015.

  1. Reasons stated are that deal would adversely impact paper, cement, iron and steel, coal, and natural gas sectors. It would inflict a loss of $3 trillion in GDP, loss of 6.5 million industrial jobs and $7,000 less in annual income for Nationals.
USA
UK
Russia
Germany
None of These


84. USA handed over hundreds of anti-terror weapons including machine guns, pistols and grenade launchers to ______________, worth 150 Million USD, helping it in Fighting terrorist organization ISIS, who have taken over city of Marawi in southern region.

Philippines
Vietnam
Myanmar
Laos
None of These


85. __________ issued annual report on the global state of human trafficking and marked China among worst offenders of human trafficking, grouping it with Tier 3 offenders such as Syria, Iran, Russia and North Korea. China has been downgraded to Tier 3 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) because it has not taken steps to end its own complicity in trafficking, including forced labours from North Korea that are located in China ?

Russia
Spain
Turkey
USA
None of These


86. USA issued new criteria for visa applicants from six Muslim nations (Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Iran and __________) that all refugees will require a close family or business tie to USA. ?

Iraq
Afghanistan
UAE
Yemen
None of These


87. United Nations General Assembly Members elected Sweden, Bolivia, Ethiopia and ___________ to UN Security Council for 2 years term.

  1. Voting could not yield a clear winner among Italy and Netherlands, for 1 seat. They agreed on sharing 2 year term as one-year each.
Uzbekistan
Kazakhstan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
None of These


88. World Bank approved _______ dollars for Afghanistan to support a various projects to boost Its economy and support Afghan refugees sent back from Pakistan ?

100 million
200 million
20 million
1520 million
520 million


89. World's fastest elevator with speed of 1260 metres per minute will be installed in CTF Finance Center, a 530-meter, a skyscraper complex building in __________.

China
Japan
USA
Switzerland
None of These


90. World’s first ATM (automated teller machine) celebrates its 50th anniversary.

  1. ATMs were invented by Scottish inventor Shepherd-Barron. First ATM was opened on June 27, 1967 by Barclays Bank in Enfield (_________).
Sweden
Norway
Poland
England
None of These


91. World’s largest festival of light,‚ music and ideas -‚ Vivid _____________ entered into Guinness World Book of Records for‚ Largest interactive lighting display, with installation Dreamscape made up of‚ 124,128 lights ?

Paris
New York
Sydney‚ 
Beijing
None of These


92. World’s smallest and cheapest single engine private jet‚ Vision Jet‚ launched in _________________. It can carry 5 adults up to 1,150 miles at 28,000 feet ?

Russia
USA
Spain
France
None of These


93. Air Freight Corridor‚ started between ________________ and India, between capital cities (Kabul and Delhi) ?

Bangladesh
Afghanistan
Vietnam
Iran
None of These





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