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National Current Affairs Quiz - May 2017

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1. Minister of Agriculture Radha Mohan Singh stated that ______________ is Most Litchi producing State with 300 thousand metric tonnes of litchi being produced annually (40 % of country's total) ?

Bihar
Uttarakhand
Rajasthan
Haryana
None of These


2. ____________ Government announced several incentives for journalists at‚ Swarna Jayanti Journalists Meet‚ in Panchkula.

  1. INR 10,000 monthly pension scheme for those who are above 60 years and have completed 20 years in profession.
  2. Life insurance covers of Rs.10 lakh and a cashless media claim policy of Rupees 5,00,000 for Media persons with 5 years in profession.
Rajasthan
Uttarakhand
Haryana
Gujarat
None of These


3. 2 centres of Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET) will be set up in west and south ___________, at 175 Acres of Land?

Uttarakhand
Gujarat
Rajasthan
Haryana
None of These


4. A Supreme Court bench headed by Chief J S Khehar‚ sentenced he _____________ High Court judge, C S Karnan‚ to‚ 6 months of imprisonment for repeated incidents of contempt of court.‚ This is first such case when SC has sent‚ a HC judge‚ to jail‚ on charges of contempt ?

Delhi
Ahmedabad
Guwahati
Chennai
Calcutta


5. A detailed publication by Lincoln Reang - Mapping with respect to Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups in _______________‚ has been published by Tribal Research and Cultural Institute ?

Meghalaya
Mizoram
Tripura
Nagaland
None of These


6. A global cyberattack by cyber gang‚ Shadow Brokers‚ has crippled several countries including India.

  1. Hackers carried out the attack by stealing a hacking tool‚ called ‘Eternal Blue’‚ from __________'s National Security Agency (NSA). Eternal Blue gives access to all computers using Microsoft Windows. It was developed by NSA to‚ access computers used by terrorists and enemy states.
  2. The attacks spreads Ransomware malicious software in computers and locks files in system until a Ransom (Amount) is paid for it (In form of Bitcoins). Famous Ransomeware - WannaCry,‚ WanaCrypt0r 2.0, WannaCry and WCry (spread often through emails).
USA
Russia
France
Spain
None of These


7. Afcons Transtonnelstroy and ___________ Metro Railway Corporation implemented India’s first underwater‚ tunnel under Hooghly river.

Delhi
Kolkata
Jaipur
Bengaluru
None of These


8. Agreements for purchase of _____________ MW wind power under Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s first wind auction Scheme were signed between trading company‚ PTC India‚ and State Power Utilities of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Delhi, Odisha and Assam. It was first such auction process in India for wind power ?

1000
500
1500
2000
None of These


9. Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh launched portal for addressing problems in agricultural sector, known as __________________. It allows agricultural workers to directly approach Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) for any problems they face ?

e-Krishi Samvad
e-Krishi Samagam
e-Krashak Samvad
e-Krishi Sammelan
None of These


10. Ahmedabad (Gujarat) will host biggest ever International Yoga Day event on ________, announced by Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev ?

September 27
August 27
July 27
June 27
None of These


11. Aiming to provide comfort to passengers in inter-city journeys, Indian Railways launched 20 coach premier train‚ Tejas Express‚ on _______________ Route.

  1. Tejas service was promised in Railway Budget 2016-17.
  2. Tejas Express is the first train of Indian Railways to have automatic doors and secured gangways for all coaches. LED Screens and Coffee Vending Machines also add to Luxury.
  3. Fare of Tejas Express is similar to Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains.
Delhi - Goa
Mumbai - Guwahati
Mumbai - Delhi
Mumbai - Goa
None of These


12. ________________ Government signed 500 Crore Deal with IT Firm HCL Technologies to set up an IT Research Facility in Vijaywada. ?

Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
Mizoram
Assam
None of These


13. Andhra Pradesh Government signed MOU with __________________, to speed up construction of its capital Amaravathi ?

Thailand
Indonesia
Israel
USA
Singapore


14. BHEL commissioned a 270 mw thermal unit in ______________ at Parli Thermal Power Station (TPS) ?

Maharashtra
Rajasthan
Gujarat
Meghalaya
None of These


15. BSNL revised its existing Unlimited Broadband plans to offer _____________ minimum speed in all circles ?

8 Mbps
6 Mbps
2 Mbps
4 Mbps
None of These


16. ______________ ‚ and‚ IFFCO‚ rolled out first set of‚ co-branded debit cards‚ for farmers, with‚ inbuilt‚ overdraft of Rs. 2,500 in special savings bank account. It could be used for‚ purchase‚ of various‚ agri‚ products at IFFCO sale counters ?

State Bank of India
Punjab National Bank
Bank of Baroda
Axis Bank
None of These


17. Brand finance 2017 report for India's 100 most valuable brands -

  1. Top 5 Indian Brands - 1 - ______________ (13.1 Billion USD), 2 - Airtel ($7.7 billion), 3 - Life Insurance Corporation of India ($6.8 billion), 4 - Infosys ($6.2 Billion), 5 - State Bank of India ($5.5 Billion).
Reliance
Tata Group
Adani Group
Aditya Birla Group
None of These


18. Cab aggregator ___________ launched its ‘Progressive Web App’ (PWA), as a lightweight mobile website that offers users (especially in smaller cities), an app-like experience on simple smartphones. It also partnered with Bharti Airtel, to launch a range of integrated digital offerings to customers.‚ ?

Uber
Ola
Meru
Oyo
None of These


19. Cabinet approved New More Transparent Coal Allocation Policy for Power Sector - SHAKTI (______________).

  1. It will make sure that allocation of coal Linkages for power sector shall be based on auction of linkages or through Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) based on competitive bidding of tariffs, except for State and Central Power Generating companies and exceptions provided in Tariff Policy 2016.
  2. It will replace current system of coal allocation to Thermal Power Plants, paving way for more Transparency in coal allocation.
Scheme for Harnessing and Accustomed Koyala (Coal) Transparently in India
Scheme for Healing and Allocating Koyala (Coal) Transparently in India
Scheme for Harvesting and Allocating Koyala (Coal) Transparently in India
Scheme for Harnessing and Allocating Koyala (Coal) Transparently in India
None of These


20. Central Government approved INR 200 crores to _____________, for paying pending salaries of primary teachers under SSA (Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan) ?

Jammu and Kashmir
Uttarakhand
Rajasthan
Haryana
None of These


21. Central Government will build an aerotropolis in ____________, in area of over 2000 acres near Brahmaputra river.

  1. An aerotropolis is an airport centric metropolitan hub, where infrastructure and economy are all based on access to airport serving as a commercial point.
Assam
Uttarakhand
Rajashthan
Jammu and Kashmir
None of These


22. __________ auctioned its 3rd limestone block,‚ Kesla-II‚ to Dalmia Cement with highest bid received 96.15% of IBM (Indian Bureau of Mines) prices‚ which are 20 times more than the reserve price. It is India's costliest limestone block auction ?

Jharkhand
Chhattisgarh‚ 
Haryana
Rajasthan
None of These


23. Construction labourers in ______________ will now get food at heavily subsidised rates of Rs 5 for breakfast and Rs 10 for full meal, under‚ Antyodaya Anna Yojana. Mobile vans would also be deployed to make food available to poor at the labour chowks ?

Punjab
Uttar Pradesh
Rajasthan
Haryana
None of These


24. Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma launched‚ ___________________ ‚ app at National Museum in New Delhi. It will enable visitors to report garbage on premises of the ASI monuments across country.

  1. Galleries in National Museum have already been equipped‚ with a device that will make use of intranet to connect to the app, using Bluetooth.
Sulabh
Sahaj
Sajag
Prahari
Swachh Bharat


25. Deep depression in Bay of Bengal has been declared intensified into a tropical cyclone named ___________. It has hit Bangladesh coast and caused heavy rains in West Bengal and North East Indian states ?

Phailin
Nilofar
Mora
Viyaru
None of These


26. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurated solar power plant of 16 MW capacity at the Ordinance Factory Medak (_____________), developed by BEL. ?

Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
Kerala
Karnataka
None of These


27. ___________ Police launched‚ Bicycle Patrols, for better and environment friendly policing ?

Begaluru
Delhi
Chennai
Kolkata
None of These


28. _______________ (DIPP) has been given back power‚ to grant licenses for defence manufacturing, which was a few months back given to Home Ministry. Decision has been taken considering workload of‚ Home Ministry which has to look after security concerns of entire country ?

Department of Industrial Purity and Promotion
Department of Institutional Policy and Promotion
Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion
Department of Industrial Policy and Production
None of These


29. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion‚ (DIPP)‚ and World Intellectual Property Organization‚ (WIPO)‚ signed agreement to establish ______________ (TISC) ?

Testing and Integration Support Centers
Testing and Innovation Support Centers
Technology and Integration Support Centers
Technology and Innovation Safety Centers
Technology and Innovation Support Centers


30. Discovery Communications will launch out‚ Discovery ____________, as new entertainment channel across India which will focus on Local content from India. Channel will telecast 65-episode scripted biopic series on Baba Ramdev‚ Swami Baba Ramdev: The Untold Story ?

India
Sanskriti
JEET
Bharat
None of These


31. Election Commission of India launched National Contact Centre with a toll free number -______________. It will enable any citizen to get their query or complaint addressed at any time of the day ?

1800114950
1800113950
1800112950
1800111950
None of These


32. FSSAI allowed using up to ____________ vegetable fats in chocolates. ?

7 %
5 %
6 %
8 %
None of These


33. _______________ has launched its‚ Express Wi-Fi‚ Facility in India and the service is now available via 700 hotspots across four states - Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Meghalaya ?

Facebook
Google
Microsoft
TCS
None of These


34. ____________ State government banned‚ use of plastic bags below 50 microns, citing Plastic's environmental concerns. ?

Haryana
Punjab
Rajasthan
Gujarat
Goa


35. _____________ government signed MoU with Central Government under PMBJP (Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana ) to provide subsidised medicines in state. All State Government Pharmacy Stores will be converted into Jan Aushadhi Kendras in Phased Manner ?

Gujarat
Goa
Rajasthan
Haryana
None of These


36. Government accorded GI Tag for‚ Banganapalle Mango‚ of _________________.

  1. GI tag specifies that product comes from a specific region, which conveys an assurance of quality and distinctiveness.
Andhra Pradesh
Telangana
Kerala
Karnataka
None of These


37. Government approved National Steel Policy (NSP) 2017 to push steel sector forward.‚ 

  1. It aims to enhance domestic steel consumption and transform Indian steel industry into a technologically advanced and globally competitive steel industry.
  2. Policy aims crude steel capacity of _________________ million tonnes (MT), production of 255 million tonnes (MT) and steel per capita consumption of 158 Kgs by 2030 -31 (currently 61kgs). Policy aims to meet entire demand of steel in various sectors through local production.
  3. It aims to increase domestic availability of washed coking coal from about 85% to 65% by 2030-31.
500
450
350
400
300


38. Government approved Pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program, aimed at providing compensation for wage loss in terms of cash incentives so that the women can take adequate rest before and after delivery and not be deprived of proper nutrition. Under It, Pregnant Women will receive cash benefit of INR _____________ in 3 installments at several stages.

5000
10000
1000
2000
None of These


39. Government approved Vijayawada Airport (___________________) as International Airport, to improve connectivity of state and provide wider choice of service at competitive cost to air travellers ?

Odisha
Andhra Pradesh
West Bengal
Goa
None of These


40. Government approved amending Central Road Fund Act 2000 to allocate ______________ of proceeds of Central Road Fund (CRF) for development and maintenance of National Waterways (Approx INR 2000 Crore per annum) ?

5.5 %
4.5 %
1.5 %
3.5 %
2.5 %


41. Government approverd establishment of new AIIMS at Kamrup (______________) at cost of INR 1123 crores, under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) ?

Meghalaya
Assam
Mizoram
Nagaland
None of These


42. Government declared entire ______________ as a‚ disturbed‚ area under Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act for another 3 months. In addition, 3 districts of Arunachal Pradesh - Tirap, Changlang and Longding and other areas falling under 16 police stations bordering Assam are diclared as‚ disturbed‚ areas under AFSPA ?

Megahalaya
Assam
Nagaland
Jammu and Kashmir
None of These


43. Government inaugurated integration of E-Sanad with CBSE’s digital repository ‘___________________’, as an e-service for online verification and attestation of documents of Indian citizens. It aims to offer faceless, cashless, contactless and paperless document attestation services ?

Parinam Manjusha
Parinam Sanrakshan
Parinam Pustika
Parinam Sangrah
None of These


44. Government launched new campaign (led by Actor _____________) titled‚ Darwaza Band, to promote toilet use and freedom from open defecation across villages ?

Akshay Kumar
Salman Khan
Amir Khan
Hrithik Roshan
Amitabh Bachchan


45. Government of_____________ and‚ Tech Firm Oracle‚ signed MoU to improve cloud-based citizen services and to make the state an attractive destination for start-ups ?

Chhatisgarh
Jharkhand‚ 
Maharashtra
Telangana
None of These


46. Guinness World Record for most number of people to sign up as organ donors in a single hour has been broken at a programme held to mark 70th birthday of ___________ Assembly Speaker Kodela Siva Prasada Rao in Narasaraopet. Here, 11987 people signed up as donors in just an hour. ?

Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Mizoram
Meghalaya
None of These


47. _________ Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation which markets its product under brand name ‘Amul’ signed MoU with ISRO for fodder acreage assessment using satellite observation and space technology.‚ ‚ As per MoU, ISRO would help in identification between food and fodder crops at the village level. ?

Punjab
Haryana
Rajasthan
Goa
Gujarat


48. HRD Minister ____________ launched an Anti-Ragging Mobile App of University Grants Commission (UGC), to help students register complaints against ragging incidents ?

Prakash Javadekar
J P Nadda
Nitin Gadkari
Rajnath Singh
None of These


49. __________ Government will collect detailed data of every resident and every house would be allotted a smart house ID. It will make sure that benefits of 150 services of 87 departments are provided online through this data ?

Rajasthan
Haryana
Uttarakhand
Punjab
None of These


50. ___________ Government will set up Police Public Schools in all subdivisions to provide best education facilities to children of Police personnel by April 2018 ?

Himachal Pradesh
Punjab
Rajasthan
Uttarakhand
Haryana


51. ____________ government launched e-textbook portal, to enable Students to download school books instantly from e-textbook portal of state School Education Board ?

Haryana
Rajasthan
Uttrakhand
Meghalaya
None of These


52. Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises Minister Anant G. Geete inaugurated Test Track Facility at Oragadam (______________), built at approx 193 Crores by Global Automotive Research Centre (GARC) under National Automotive Testing & R&D Infra Project (NATRiP) ?

Guwahat
Kolkata
Chennai
Kottayam
None of These


53. Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced new doctrine - _________________ , to wipe out menace of Left Wing Extremism (Naxalists) - Smart Leadership, Aggressive Strategy, Motivation and Training, Actionable Intelligence, Dashboard Based KPIs (Key Performance Indicators), Harnessing Technology, Action plan for each Theatre, No access to Financing ?

SULABH
SAHAJ
SAMAGAM
SAMADHAN
None of These


54._________ -based Turbo Megha Airways became first private airline to get licence to fly under government's scheme for subsidized regional flights - UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik). 5 airlines awarded rights to fly UDAN flights so far are - Air India, SpiceJet, Turbo Megha, Air Odisha and Deccan Air ?

Jaipur
Ahmedabad
Mumbai
Chennai
Hyderabad


55. IIT __________ and Madhya Pradesh government’s‚ ‚ Department of Happiness‚ has signed MoU‚ to collaborate on development of a Happiness Index for measuring the well-being of the residents of the state. ?

Kanpur
Delhi
Kharagpur
Ropar
None of These


56. India Mobile Congress 2017 (IMC 2017) will be held in __________ 2017 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. It will be country’s first & biggest platform to bring together all stakeholders from Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ?

September
October
November
December
None of These


57. Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology Shibpur (_______) created country's first smart grid project that will generate power from renewable sources of energy ?

Odisha
West Bengal
Jharkhand
Assam
None of These


58. Indian Institute of Management ___________ launched LIVE (Laboratory for Innovation, Venturing and Entrepreneurship), as a business incubator and entrepreneurship development centre ?

Kozhikode
Ahmedabad
Allahabad
Bengaluru
None of These


59. Indian Institute of Technology‚ (IIT) ___________ collaborated with British Geological Survey‚ to turn‚ Varanasi‚ (Uttar Pradesh) into a smart city by 3D geological modeling. It will improve building of new transport and services infrastructure in city ?

Kharagpur‚ 
Kanpur
Mandi
Ropar
None of These


60. Indian Light Combat Aircraft‚ ___________ for the first time successfully test fired Air-to-Air Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missile in RADAR guided mode ?

Sukhoi
Haawk
Kiran
Tejas‚ 
None of These


61. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) will start 2 new circuits of Its luxury train _____________________’ Express -‚ Southern Sojourn‚ and‚ Southern Jewels.‚ Southern Sojourn will cover Goa, Hampi, Mysore, Ernakulam, Kumarakom and Trivandrum and Southern Jewels will cover Chettinad, Mahabalipuram, Mysore, Hampi and Goa. ?

President
Royal
Swaraj
Maharajas
None of These


62. Indian Railways will acquire 1000 ______________ (EoTT) equipments‚ to run trains without guards.‚ 

  1. EoTT system comprises two units -‚ Cab display unit‚ (CDU) - Fitted on locomotive and‚ Sense and brake unit‚ (SBU) - Fitted on last coach of train.‚ Units will be fitted with radio transmitter‚ which can‚ communicate with each other.‚  Transmitter‚ will send signals at regular intervals to the last coach to‚ ensure that the train is running intact.
End of Train Transportation
End of Train Telemetry
End of Terrain Telemetry
Edge of Train Telemetry
None of These


63. Indian Railways will install 19000 high definition CCTV cameras at over 983 stations under Nirbhaya Fund, at cost of _________ crores, to ensure more security to passengers ?

2500
2000
1500
1000
500


64. Indian cricketer _______ launched Gracia Raina Foundation (GRF), dedicated to creating awareness and work closely with mothers and children who require help ranging from physical and mental issues ?

Suresh Raina
Virat Kohli
M S Dhoni
Sachin Tendulkar
None of These


65. India’s first Aquatic Rainbow Technology Park (ARTP) will be set up in ______________, as an ultra modern facility for Ornamental fish Equipped with multi species hatchery and live feed culture units ?

Ahmedabad
Mumbai
Kolkata
Chennai
None of These


66. India’s first electric vechiles fleet of 200 Units (taxis, buses, e-rickshaw and autorickshaws) launched in __________ (Maharashtra), as part of India's efforts for going all electric by 2030 ?

Mumbai
Nashik
Nagpur
Aurangabad
None of These


67. _________ Government launched e-plant clinic service for farmers aiming to double farmer’s income by 2022, in collaboration with centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI). ?

Mizoram
Jammu and Kashmir
Haryana
Assam
None of These


68. Japan will build a war museum in Bishnupur district in ______________, where a Japanese camp was located during World War II and about 70,000 Japanese soldiers died in battle ?

Bihar
Manipur
Chhattisgarh
Jharkhand
None of These


69. __________ become 2nd state (After Madhya Pradesh) to shift its financial year from April - March to January - December. ?

Uttarakhand
Bihar
Chhattisgarh
Jharkhand
None of These


70. Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) inaugrated largest integrated steel plant of ___________ with commissioning of the country’s largest blast furnace at Angul. Angul steel plant has been expanded from 2 million tonne per annum (MTPA) to six MTPA ?

Odisha
Jharkhand
Chhattisgarh
Haryana
None of These


71. ________ Metro will employ 23 members from transgender community, making it first time that a government owned company has formally appointed transgenders ?

Kochi
Delhi
Jaipur
Namma
None of These


72. Love Raj Singh Dharmshaktu became first Indian to summit Mount Everest for _____ times. ?

16
6
10
8
None of These


73._______________ Government tied up with World Health Organisation (WHO) for eradication of Rubella measles. Vaccination drive for will start from March 2018 under which, children aged between 9 months to 15 years, will be vaccinated for Rubella. ?

Rajasthan
Punjab
Haryana
Maharashtra
None of These


74. __________ government will form‚ good morning‚ squads, to monitor and prevent open defecation in villages and districts across the state. ?

Assam
Rajasthan
Punjab
Haryana
Maharashtra


75. ________ state government banned sale of junk food in school cafeterias, citing childrens' health reasons ?

Rajasthan
Haryana
Maharashtra
Punjab
None of These


76. ____________ Government declared Dailong village of Tamenglong district as a Biodiversity Heritage Site of state. The village, which covers an area of 11.35 sq km, has been declared as Biodiversity Heritage Site under Section 37(1) of Biological Diversity Act, 2002. ?

Manipur
Meghalya
Nagaland
Assam
None of These


77. May __________ Observed as Mother's day in 2017.

  1. It is Observed on Second Sunday of May. Date varies as per Countries.
  2. On This occasion, Uttar Pradesh Government decided to Form Six Member Committee in State's Primary Schools with name -‚ Maa.‚ It will keep check on quality of mid-day meals served to students. Members of committee will comprise of six mothers from all sections of society, whose students are studying in that school.
12
13
14
11
None of These


78. Minister for Information & Broadcasting Venkaiah Naidu announced separate‚ 24x7‚ DD channel for state of ____________. However, till launch of 24x7 channel,‚ DD Ranchi‚ programmes would be telecast on DD Bihar ?

Chhattisgarh
Odisha
Goa
Jharkhand
None of These


79. Minister for‚ Health and Family Welfare‚ J P Nadda launched‚ Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine‚ as a new vaccine for ___________, at Lal Bahadur Shastri Medical College Hospital in Mandi district‚ of Himachal Pradesh ?

Polio
Tuberculosis
Zika
Hepatitis B
Pneumonia


80. Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu inaugurated free Wi-Fi facility at 28 Railway Stations of __________ Railway, in partnership with SYSCON/JOISTER ?

Northern
Western
Konkan
Eastern
None of These


81. Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari inaugurated 2 exhibitions -‚ The Highway Saga past present and Future‚ and‚ Safe Road and Interstate Highways Transforming India‚ (SRISHTI) during 3 day India Integrated Transport and Logistics Summit at Vigyan Bhavan in ______________ ?

New Delhi
Jaipur
Srinagar
Guwahati
None of These


82. Minister of State for Communications (IC), Manoj Sinha launched BSNL’s satellite phone service (initially for government agencies).‚ Telecom Skill Excellence Award Scheme‚ and‚ Sanchar Kaushal Vikas Pratisthan Scheme‚ were also launched in name of ___________ ?

Lal Bahadur Shastri
Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya
Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya
None of These


83. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change organised‚ Ozone2Climate‚ Technology Roadshow in _________ (Uttar Pradesh), in collaboration with UN Environment OzonAction’s Compliance Assistance Programme ?

Agra
Kanpur
Lucknow
Varanasi
None of These


84. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare's eVIN (_________________) project is being implemented in country to Improve Vaccination system across India by enabling healthcare workers to effectively manage vaccine logistics and have real-time information on availability of vaccines. ?

Electronic vaccine intelligence network
Electrical vaccine intelligence network
Electronic vaccum intelligence network
Electrical vaccum intelligence network
None of These


85. Ministry of road transport and Highway and Skill Development Ministry signed MoU to set up 100 driver training institutes. Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Ministry will provide stipend up to Rs. _________ per trainee to compensate wage loss during training ?

25000
20000
10000
15000
None of These


86. NGT (National Green Tribunal) banned open defecation and waste dumping on floodplains of River ______________, with fine of INR 5000 violating the order. NGT also constituted a committee under Delhi Jal Board CEO Keshav Chandra, to oversee cleaning‚ works‚ on river ?

Ganga
Narmada
Indus
Yamuna
None of These


87. NITI Aayog conducted‚ its first Samavesh meeting, Including National Steering Group and other knowledge partners, to bring together‚ 32 premier educational and policy research institutions‚ to boost‚ the development process. Meeting was held Under chairmanship of NITI Aayog CEO ________ ?

Arvind Mayaram
Amitabh Kant
Raghuram Rajan
Shekhar Basu
None of These


88. National Green Tribunal Banned vehicle over-speeding inside Kaziranga National Park (_________), provisioning INR 5000 as fine for Violating the sam ?

Sikkim
Manipur
Meghalaya
Nagaland
Assam


89. National Highways Authority of India signed MoU with _____________ Industrial Development Corporation Limited (TIDCO), for development of a Multimodal Logistics Park in Ponneri Industrial Node area near Kamarajar Port .

  1. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways will develop Mutimodal Logistics Parks in under its Logistics Efficiency Enhancement Programme (LEEP) in 15 locations all over India at a cost of Rs 33,000 crores.
Tamil Nadu
Kerala
Karnataka
Manipur
None of These


90. New National Commission for Backward Classes will be constituted under Article _________ as a constitutional authority. Similar to National Commission for Scheduled Castes under article 338 and the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes under Article 338A ?

338E
338D
338C
338B
None of These


91. Noted medical journal‚ The Lancet‚ stated that India can witness huge spike in cases of multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis by year _______ (10 % of all diseases) ?

2050
2060
2040
2035
None of These


92. _____________ will introduce boat ambulance service in 4 districts where people face difficulties in getting health care service - Koraput, Malkangiri, Kendrapara and Kalahandi ?

Jharkhand
Odisha
Assam
Chhattisgarh
None of These


93. Online classifieds Firm Quikr acquired on-demand services Firm Zimmber‚  for _______ million, to further expand its hyperlocal household services business. ?

$15
$10
$20
$25
None of These


94. PM Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s longest river bridge 'Dhola-Sadiya bridge' in Assam, to improve connectivity in Northeast as the bridge will be used by people of Assam and ___________ extensively. Length of this bridge is 9.15 km and is built cross river Lohit at easternmost tip of Assam. It has overtaken Bandra-Worli sea link in Mumbai.

  1. The bridge will ensure 24X7 connectivity between upper Assam and Eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh, cutting down the distance between 2 states by cut 165 KM.
  2. Cost of Bridge is approx 2036 Crores. PM also renamed the bridge as Bhupen Hazarika Bridge.
Manipur
Assam
Nagaland
Arunachal Pradesh
None of These


95. PM Narendra Modi inaugurated Patanjali Research Institute at patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar (_____________), built at cost of INR 2000 crores for research on forest products and produce herbal products ?

Uttarakhand
Haryana
Punjab
Jammu and Kashmir
None of These


96. PM Narendra Modi inaugurated Supreme Court’s ICMIS (_______________________), to help litigants access data and‚ obtain information about filing, delays etc.‚ It would pave way for the integration of all courts in India ?

Integrated Case Management Information System
Internal Case Management Information System
Institutional Case Management Information System
Integrated Case Management Internal System
None of These


97. PM Narendra Modi laid Foundation Stone of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute at Gogamukh in ____________’s Dhemaji district.

  1. It is third IARI, after First in Delhi and 2nd in Ranchi (Jharkhand) (Under Construction).
Meghalaya
Assam
Nagaland
Manipur
None of These


98. PM Narendra Modi launched river conservation project ‘Narmada Seva Mission’ in __________. State government also passed a resolution granting river‚ Narmada‚ the status of a living entity, committing itself to protection of its legal rights.

Chhattisgarh
Jharkhand
Bihar
Madhya Pradesh
None of These


99. PM Narendra Modi released commemorative stamp on _________ birth anniversary of Saint Ramanujacharya ?

150th
2000th
1500th
100th
1000th


100. Piyush Goyal (Minister of State (I/C) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines) launched SEVA (_____________), aimed at increasing the Consumer Connect as well as the Transparency and Accountability in Coal dispatch.

Sulbah Eindhan Vitaran Application
Saral Eindhan Vikiran Application
Saral Eindhan Vitaran Application
Sulbah Eindhan Vikiran Application
None of These


101. President Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent to Constitution (SC) Order Bill 2017, seeking to amend Constitution (SC) Order 1950 and Constitution (Pondicherry) SC Order 1964. Key Provisions -

  1. Modify list of SCs for _____________ (Including Sualgiri and Swalgiri communities as Scheduled Castes) and Modify name of Pondicherry (to Puducherry).
Odisha
Jharkhand
Chhattisgarh
Bihar
None of These


102. President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated Indian Institute of Liver and Digestive Sciences at Sonarpur (___________) ?

Odisha
West Bengal
Sikkim
Nagaland
None of These


103. Public Affairs Index (PAI) 2017 released‚ by Public Affairs Centre Bengaluru -

  1. Large States (Population Over 2 Crere)
    1. Top 3 -_________ (1), Tamil Nadu (2), Gujarat (3)
    2. Last 3 - Bihar (18th), Jharkhand (17th), Odisha (16th)
  2. 12‚ small states (population under 2 crore)
    1. Top 3 -Himachal Pradesh (1), Goa (2), Mizoram (3)
    2. Last 3 - Meghalaya (12th), Arunachal Pradesh (11th) and Jammu and Kashmir (10th)
  3. Category Wise Best States -
    1. Eessential infrastructure - Punjab‚ 
    2. Human development - Kerala
    3. Implementation of Social Protection Policies - Kerala
    4. Women and children welfare - Kerala
    5. Fiscal management - Telangana
    6. Law and order -Tamil Nadu
    7. Economic freedom- Gujarat ?
Karnataka
Andhra Pradesh
Kerala
Gujarat
None of These


104. Quality Council of India's Survey Among 39 Busiest Railway Nations, -

  1. Top 3 Cleanest - ____________ (1st), Secunderabad (2), Jammu (3).
  2. Darbhanga railway station in Bihar is dirtiest among busiest stations.
Mumbai
Ahmedabad
Delhi
Panjim
Visakhapatnam


105. __________ government has decided to introduce action plans at the district level in order to utilise locally available resources to reduce infant mortality rate (IMR), based on socio-economic conditions of each district.

Haryana
Punjab
Rajasthan
Himachal Pradesh
None of These


106. ________ government will introduce action plans at district level in order to utilise locally available resources to reduce infant mortality rate (IMR), based on socio-economic conditions of each district ?

Jammu and Kashmir
Punjab
Haryana
Rajasthan
None of These


107. Road‚ Transport, Highways‚ and Shipping‚ Minister Nitin‚ Gadkari inaugurated‚ India’s First Integrated Bio‚refinery for Renewable Fuels & Chemicals for producing ethanol from a variety of biomass, situated at Rahu in Pune district of __________. This plant can produce 1 million litres of ethanol per annum by processing a variety of‚ biomass‚ like rice and wheat straw, cotton‚ stalk, bagasse,‚ cane trash etc.

Gujarat
Maharashtra
Rajasthan
Punjab
None of These


108. SECAS II (___________________) ‚ is 9th Phase of Science Express, aimed at science popularisation‚ across country till September 2017 (covering 19000 km). SECASE 2 was flagged off in February 2017 ?

Science Express Climate Action Special
Science Express Climate Acclaimed Special
Social Express Climate Action Special
Science Experience Climate Action Special
None of These


109. Second Advance Estimates of Production of Horticulture Crops for 2016-17 in India is estimated to be Over _______ million tonnes?

475
775
195
395
295


110. State Government of _________ has banned sand excavation in Narmada River, keeping in view River's ecological Health ?

Jharkhand
Madhya Pradesh
Bihar
Chhattisgarh
None of These


111. Strategic anti-Naxal operations command headquarters of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has been shifted back from Kolkata to Raipur (_____________), at the backdrop of ambush in Sukma district that killed 37 jawans of the paramilitary force. In 2010, central zone command headquarters of CRPF was shifted from Raipur to Kolkata owing to logistics and connectivity issues.

Chhattisgarh
Jharkhand
Odisha
Bihar
None of These


112. Swachch Bharat Survey 2017 (Swatch Survekshan 2017) carried out by Quality Council of India -

  1. Total 434 Cities Included in Survey, With ____________ (Madhya Pradesh) at 1st Place (Cleanest City in India) and Gonda (Uttar Pradesh) at 434th Rank.
  2. Top 3 Cleanliest - Indore (MP) {1}, Bhopal (MP) {2}, Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) {3}
  3. Top 3 Dirtiest - Gonda (UP) {434}, Bhusawal (Maharashtra) {433}, Bagaha (Bihar) {432}.
Ujjain
Bhopal
Sagar
Satna
Indore


113. __________ government formed an expert committee to study the impact of 'Seemai Karuvelam' trees.

Tamil Nadu
Telagnana
Kerala
Karnataka
None of These


114. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (_____________) has become First African to be chosen as head of World Health Organisation (WHO)

  1. WHO Headquarters is in Geneva (Switzerland).
Lithunia
Ethiopia
Serbia
Slovakia
None of These


115. ___________ became first state to introduce a logo for identifying vehicles driven by persons with‚ hearing impairment.‚ Logo is designed by graphic designer Manikanta Annapragada, who is the person to obtain a driving license in‚ hearing impaired‚ category ?

Goa
Karnataka
Kerala
Tripura
Telangana


116. ___________ hosted first outreach program of Ministry of External Affairs -‚ Videsh Sampark,‚ to engage State governments in creating awareness about various programmes of Ministry. It also became first state to roll out pilot ‘e-Sanad’ project for online attestation of documents.?

Kerala
Telangana
Karnataka
Bihar
None of These


117. To fast-track India’s domestic nuclear power programme, Government approved construction of 10 units of indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR) of _________ MW Capacity each.

  1. India’s installed nuclear power capacity is Currently 6,780 MW from 22 operational plants, and another 6,700 MW is expected to be generated by 2021-22 through projects under construction.
  2. It is expected to generate of 33000 Jobs in sector, with manufacturing orders to domestic industry nearly 70000 crores.
500
700
600
1000
None of These


118. To improve India’s position in ocean research field, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) will launch ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ by January __________ ?

2018
2019
2020
2021
None of These


119. USA's National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will jojntly inspect an archaeological site in __________'s Fatehabad district, to verify claims of it being the oldest civilization in the world ?

Himachal Pradesh
Punjab
Uttarakhand
Rajasthan
Haryana


120. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) declared results of civil services examination 2017 -

  1. Nandini K R from _________ is Overall Topper while Anmol Sher Singh Bedi achieved 2nd Rank. Total 1099 Candidates selected for various civil services.
Kerala
Karnataka
Goa
Telangana
None of These


121. Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu flagged off ___________'s Heritage Line, consisting of 4 stations- Kashmere Gate, Dilli Gate, Jama Masjid and Lal Quila.

Delhi Metro
Jaipur Metro
Namma Metro
Mumbai Metro
None of These


122. Uttar Pradesh Government extended retirement age of doctors working under provincial medical service from 60 to ____________ years. ?

70
61
66
64
62


123. __________ Government launched immunization drive in 38 districts to eradicate Japanese Encephalitis (JE). CM Yogi Adityanath also launched a toll free number to get or provide any information about encephalitis -‚ 1800-180-5544.

Uttar Pradesh
Haryana
Punjab
Bihar
None of These


124. ________ government Led by CM Yogi Adityanath will declare‚ no school bag day‚ on Saturdays in all state government schools. It is aimed at encouraging more involvement of children in creative activities on those days ?

Haryana
Uttar Pradesh
Punjab
Rajasthan
None of These


125. Uttarakhand Government Observed May _________ as Water Day in State. CM Trivendra Singh Rawat launched campaign on water harvesting and conservation on this occasion ?

10
20
5
2
25


126. ________ (Gujarat) made new Guinness world record for maximum number of people sweeping a single venue (over 5000 People).

Vadodara
Surat
Indore
Rajkot
None of These


127. _________ State government has made‚ Bengali mandatory in all schools, including private English medium schools. ?

Chhattisgarh
Jharkhand
West Bengal
Bihar
None of These


128. Western Railways' first Humsafar Express between ___________ and Chennai flagged off by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.

  1. Humsafar Express is AC Train with many enhanced facilities, including Coffee / Tea Vending Machines / LED Display for Stations etc.
  2. First Humsafar Train was started between Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) and Anand Vihar Terminus (New Delhi) in December 2016.
Rajkot
Surat
Mumbai
Ahmedabad
None of These


129. World Health Organisation (WHO) reported India's First three cases of Zika Virus affected patients, all from Ahmedabad in _____________.Virus is transmitted to people through a bite of an infected mosquito called Aedes Aegypti, which also transmits dengue and chikungunya ?

Himachal Pradesh
Punjab
Haryana
Jammu and Kashmir
Gujarat


130. World’s highest railway bridge will be built over Chenab River in _______________. The bridge will connect Bakkal (Katra) and Kauri (Srinagar).

  1. It will have height of 359 Metres, 35 metres taller than Eiffel Tower (Paris).
  2. It will be built at cost of approx 1100 crores.
  3. After completion, it will surpass record of Beipan river Shuibai railway bridge (275 m) in China.
Haryana
Punjab
Jammu and Kashmir
Rajasthan
None of These


131. Youth Affairs & Sports Ministry revamped National Youth Awards (NYA) to promote transparency -

  1. Application process for award nominations is now made online at‚ https://innovate.mygov.in/national-youth-award/
  2. New Logo has been launched for National Youth Awards.
  3. Number of Awards in‚ Organization category‚ is increased from 1 to _____________ and prize money is now Rs 200000.
  4. Number of awards in Individual category is increased to 25 and amount has been enhanced to Rs 50000.
10
5
20
25
None of These





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