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National Current Affairs Quiz - November 2017

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1. Government also asked ___________ government to enhance its rural road construction target under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) from 7,000 km to 10,000 km during the current fiscal year ?

Odisha
Jharkhand
Chhattisgarh
West Bengal
None of These


2. 1.5-mw small hydropower plant in Biaras Drass of Kargil (_____________) became first project to be commissioned under Prime Minister's Ladakh Renewable Energy Initiative (LREI), developed at cost of approx INR 17 crores ?

Jharkhand
Chhattisgarh
J & K
Odisha
None of These


3. 2 day Korea festival showcasing Korea’s rich art, culture and heritage held by Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO) in Gurugram (___________) ?

J & K
Rajasthan
Punjab
Haryana
None of These


4. 3-Day World Food India 2017 Organized in _____________ with Theme Transforming the Food Economy, Inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi -

  1. Purpose is to transform food economy and double farmers’ income by establishing India as a preferred investment destination for global food processing industry. This is first such grand event hosted by India in Food processing sector.
  2. PM Modi launched “Nivesh Bandhu”, an Investor Facilitation Portal in Food Sector.
  3. Germany, Japan and Denmark are partner countries to World Food India, while Italy and the Netherlands are the focus countries.
  4. Team of 50 chefs created a world record by cooking 918 kg “khichdi” live at the World Food India 2017 event, led by Noted Chef Sanjeev Kapoor.
  5. MoU worth INR 10, 000 Crore signed between Government and Patanjali Ayurved Limited.
  6. Telangana Government launched its ‘Food Processing Policy'.
Mumbai
Jaipur
Guwahati
Ahmedabad
New Delhi


5. 5th biennial State Ranking Survey by hospitality consulting firm Hotelivate and World Travel & Tourism Council-India Initiative (WTTC-II) -

  1. _______________ is the top tourist destination of India. Followed by Maharashtra, Goa, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat.
Kerala
Karnataka
Delhi
Odisha
None of These


6. 7 commodities have been granted Geographical Indication (GI) this year by Indian patent office - Banaganapalle mangoes (______________), Tulaipanji rice (West Bengal), Pochampally Ikat (Telangana), Gobindobhog rice (West Bengal), Durgi stone carvings and Etikoppaka toys (Andhra Pradesh) and Chakshesang shawl (Nagaland).

  1. Geographical Indication is given to agricultural, natural or manufactured product (handicrafts and industrial goods) originating from a geographical territory for 10 years at a time.
Andhra Pradesh
Kerala
Karnataka
Odisha
None of These


7. According to state-wise analysis of state of women entrepreneurship in India by Sheatwork -

  1. __________ has highest number of women entrepreneurs in India, followed by Kerala and West Bengal.
Gujarat
Tamil Nadu
Odisha
Jharkhand
None of These


8. Air India Express obtained Category III-B certification from Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), enabling it to land and takeoff in low visibility conditions up to an RVR (_________________) as low as up to 50 meters.

  1. Air India also commissioned its first ATR simulator ‘ATR 72-600 full-flight simulator (FFS)’ at its Central Training Establishment (CTE) in Hyderabad.
Runway Visual Range
Rear View Range
Runway View Range
Rear Visual Range
None of These


9. Annual Tribal cultural Festival __________ - Parab-2017 held in Koraput ?

Odisha
Jharkhand
Chhattisgarh
West Bengal
None of These


10. Annual ‘Balijatra’ festival held in ___________ on banks of river Mahanadi ?

Chhattisgarh
Jharkhand
West Bengal
Odisha
None of These


11. As per an agreement between ________ and South Korea Government, Ayodhya Mahotsav would be held in Seoul and Gimhe cities of South Korea in 2018, depicting Its cultural heritage. In return, a ‘Korea Festival’ will be held in Lucknow and Ayodhya in 2018. ?

Odisha
Chhattisgarh
Jharkhand
Uttar Pradesh
None of These


12. As per data from Central Pollution Control Board -

  1. Varanasi (_____________) is most polluted Indian city among 42 cities, with Air Quality Index (AQI) of 491 on 500-point scale.
  2. Gurugram (Haryana) is 2nd most polluted with an AQI of 480. Delhi at 468, Lucknow at 462 and Kanpur at 461.
Jharkhand
Uttar Pradesh
Chhattisgarh
Odisha
None of These


13. As per statement submitted by Central Government to Supreme Court, Aadhaar-Mobile SIM linking should be completed by ____________ 6, 2018?

May
April
March
January
February


14. ___________ Government rolled out 647 schemes entailing an investment of Rs 24.57 crore for development of world's largest river island Majuli.

Assam
Nagaland
Manipur
Meghalaya
None of These


15. _____________ Goverment launched a web portal named Darpan where details of government schemes and projects would be available to the people. URL - https://as.cmdashboard.nic.in ?

Manipur
Meghalaya
Nagaland
Assam
None of These


16. _________ government would celebrate ‘Lachit Divas’ at various state capitals in India from 2018, to promote ideals of Lachit Borphukan – the legendary general of State’s history.

Meghalaya
Manipur
Assam
Nagaland
None of These


17. SE Institute Limited (subsidiary of BSE) signed MOU with DLT Labs to set up the India’s first state-of-the-art Block Chain Lab in ____________. It aims to provide knowledge driven, in class education and training in the field of financial technology, with a special emphasis on Block Chain. ?

Delhi
Mumbai
Kolkata
Bhubaneswar
None of These


18. _________ joined 91 cities across the globe in Datacity programme to collate data on climate change, that was launched in Paris in 2015 to develop data which can help resolve climate challenges. The Indian City signed an MoU with French Implementation firm NUMA ?

Delhi
Bengaluru
Mumbai
Kolkata
None of These


19. ________ Government will set up State Ayush Society to promote usage of alternative medicine in state. ?

Odisha
Jharkhand
Chhattisgarh
Bihar
None of These


20. Border Roads Organisation (BRO) constructed world’s highest motorable road in cold desert of Ladakh, at over 19000 Feet and 54 KM Length, under Project _____________. It will boost troop movement along Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern sector ?

Himank
Himalaya
Himpath
Himway
None of These


21. CVC (Central Vigilance Commission) Observed 30-10-2017 to 04-11-2017 as Vigilance Awareness Week 2017, to promote transparency and probity in public governance. During This, EPFO organized a national seminar on Fraud Risk Management – The New Initiatives in ___________ ?

New Delhi
Mumbai
Guwahati
Kolkata
None of These


22. Cabinet Approvals (MOUs) -

  1. With Italy for cooperation in Agriculture and Phytosanitary issues.
  2. Investment cooperation and facilitation treaty with Brazil.
  3. Philippines on co-operation and mutual assistance in customs matters.
  4. With Philippines on agriculture and related fields.
  5. With Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China and Kyrgyzstan for Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to taxes on income.
  6. With Poland for promotion of Civil Aviation Cooperation.
  7. Joint Interpretative Declaration with Colombia regarding Agreement for Promotion and Protection of Investments.
  8. India's Membership for European Bank for Reconstruction & Development.
  9. India - __________ Agreement on cooperation in combating terrorism and organized crime.
    1. During Home Minister Rajnath Singh's Visit to ____________, both nations agreed to set up a national crisis management centre to handle disaster and other emergency situations in India.
  10. Agreement with Belarus on Scientific and Technological Cooperation.
Spain
Russia
France
USA
None of These


23. Cabinet Approvals (National) -

  1. Establishment of National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) under GST, to ensure that benefits of the reduction in GST rates on goods or services are passed on to the ultimate consumers by way of a reduction in prices. It has been done soon after recent sharp reduction in the GST rates of a large number of items of mass consumption.
  2. Appointment of Second National Judicial Pay Commission (SNJPC) for Subordinate Judiciary in country, under ______________________________.
  3. Creation of National Testing Agency (NTA) as a Society registered under Indian Societies Registration Act 1860 as a premier testing organization to conduct entrance examinations for higher educational institutions. NTA will be given a one-time grant of 25 crores from Government and will be financially self-sustainable after 1st year.

 

S. K. Sinha
Nripendra Misra
Pradeep Kumar Sinha
J P.Venkatrama Reddi
None of These


24. Cabinet Approvals (Financial ) -

  1. Following proposals of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion are approved -
    1. Development of Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre at Dwarka (Delhi) at an estimated cost of INR 25703 crore by 2025.
    2. Incorporation of a new Government company as a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for implementation of project with 100% equity from Government through Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.
  2. Continuation of National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) wit Outlay INR 23050 crores approved for programme for 14th Finance Commission (FFC) period 2017-18 to 2019-20.
    1. 14th Finance Commission is headed by Y V Reddy.
  3. Government revised House Building Advance (HBA) rules for Central Government Employees -
    1. Total amount of advance that a central government employee can borrow has been revised up to 34 months of basic pay (max 25 lakhs), compared to earlier limit of INR 7.50 lakhs.
    2. Amount for expansion of house is revised to max INR 10 lakhs or 34 months of basic pay (whichever is least), compared to earlier limit of INR 1.80 lakhs.
  4. Continuation of the scheme on Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) for another 3 years (FYs 2017-18 to 2019-20) , providing aid of INR 18 crore to Institute to make It self-sustainable by end of 2019-20.
  5. Govt approved setting up of 15thFinance Commission Under Article 280 (1) of Constitution, to be enacted from 01-04-2020. Currently, 14th finance commission (headed by _________________________________________) is active.
  6. Schemes Expansion (Total Outlay of 3636.85 Crores) -
    1. Expansion of schemes of Ministry of Women and Child Development under Umbrella Scheme Mission for Protection and Empowerment for Women, with outlay of Over 3500 Crores between 2017-18 to 2019-20.
    2. New Scheme Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra has been approved, which will empower rural women through community participation to create an environment in which they realize their full potential, through Mahila shakti kendras in 115 backward districts.
    3. Expansion under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao t0 all 640 Districts, based on successful implementation in 161 districts, for a pan India coverage from 2017-18 to 2019-20
  7. CCEA approved continuation of sub schemes Under ICDS (Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) till Nov 30, 2018 with outlay of over INR 41,000 crores. Approved Schemes include -
    1. Anganwadi Services
    2. Scheme for Adolescent Girls
    3. Child Protection Services
    4. National Crèche Scheme
  8. Cabinet approved increase in carpet area of houses eligible for interest subsidy under Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) for Middle Income Group (MIG) under Pradhan Mantri AwasYojana (Urban).
    1. Increasing carpet area in MIG I category of CLSS from existing 90 sq.m. to up to 120 sq.m. Under MIG-I, 4% interest subsidy is provided to beneficiaries with annual income between 6 - 12 lakh on loan of up to Rs 9 lakh.
    2. Increasing carpet area in MIG II category of CLSS from 110 sq.m. to 150 sq.m. Under MIG-II, beneficiaries with annual income 12 - 18 lakh get an interest subsidy of 3% on loan of up to Rs 12 lakh ?
Rajeev Kapoor
Shobhana K Pattanayak
Arun Srivastava
Devendra Chaudhary
Y V Reddy


25. Car Manufacturers _______________ and Suzuki partnered to develo electric cars in India and make it commercially available by 2020.

  1. Cab Aggregator Uber also partnered with Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) to add electric vehicles on its platform in India.
Mahindra
Volkwagen
Toyota
Audi
None of These


26. Central Government approved assistance of INR 10,000 crores to fund 107 irrigation projects in drought-hit Vidarbha and Maratha regions of ________ ?

Maharashtra
Goa
Gujarat
Rajasthan
None of These


27. Central Government sanctioned INR 275 crores for establishing a Global Centre for Security and Counter-Terrorism in Jaipur (____________) ?

Goa
Rajasthan
Gujarat
Odisha
None of These


28. Chennai (__________________) became Third Indian City to be Included United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO’s) Creative Cities Network for Contribution in Music.

  1. Now, UNESCO Creative Cities Network has gone up to 180 cities in 72 countries.
  2. India's Jaipur (added as City of Music) and Varanasi (City of Crafts and Folk Art) were added in 2016.
Andhra Pradesh
Telangana
Tamil Nadu
Kerala
None of These


29. __________ Government imposed ban on bursting of firecrackers in six of its cities - Raipur, Bilaspur, Bhilai, Durg, Raigarh and Korba ?

Odisha
Jharkhand
Bihar
West Bengal
Chhattisgarh


30. Competition Commission of India (CCI) penaliized Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for INR _________ Crores for Anti-Competitive conduct through abusing dominant position in sport for imposing restriction that deny access to market for organization of Professional Domestic Cricket League/ Events ?

152
252
52
25
None of These


31. Delhi Government approved setting up DVDB (_____________________) for civic works in 300 rural and urban villages of Delhi. It will subsume Delhi Rural Development Board (DRDB) that carried related works so far ?

Delhi Village Development Bureau
Delhi Virtual Development Board
Delhi Village Deployment Board
Delhi Village Development Board
None of These


32. _________ Government will form Mahila Suraksha Dals in each district of (women protection groups) to curb crimes against women ?

Rajasthan
Delhi
Haryana
Jharkhand
None of These


33. Delta Corp Limited has set up first India's First casino game training course centre in ___________ ?

Goa
Gujarat
Maharashtra
Rajasthan
None of These


34. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) signed agreement with Anna University (___________________________) to establish India’s 2nd Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) at Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR) in Anna University, Under World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) TISC program. 

  1. TISC aims to to stimulate a dynamic and balanced Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) system in India to foster creativity and innovation, thereby promoting entrepreneurship and enhancing social, economic and cultural development.
  2. India's First Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) has been set up at Patent Information Centre (Punjab).s
Gujarat
Goa
Karnataka
Kerala
Tamilnadu


35. Eastern Railways brought into service, the first rake of upgraded Sealdah – New Delhi Rajdhani, under Project ‘________________’ that gives a free hand to Zonal Railways to develop and create aesthetic and passenger friendly coach interiors on running rakes of Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains ?

Sulabh
Swarna
Sajag
Sahaj
None of These


36. Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI) launched _________________ as a nationwide movement emphasising the need for quality care for mothers during and immediately after childbirth ?

Manyata 
Matritva
Mahatva
Manush
None of These


37. First Namami Barak festival held at Silchar in ______________, to pay tribute to River Barak and to showcase its potential to emerge as hub of trade and commerce. State government also inaugurated its air ambulance services for people, equipped with emergency medical equipment to take care of patients.

Mizoram
Tripura
Nagaland
Meghalaya
Assam


38. Foundation stone for a Butterfly Conservatory Park laid in Gurugram (_______________), to conserve species of butterflies that are near extinction due to urbanisation. This conservatory park will be developed on 15 acres and will be largest Butterfly Conservatory Park in North India.

Haryana
Gujarat
Rajasthan
Chhattisgarh
None of These


39. Gender Vulnerability Index (GVI) by Child development NGO Plan India -

  1. ___________________ is at top, followed by Kerala and Mizoram.
  2. Bihar is at bottom with Uttar Pradesh as second worst.
  3. Index is developed after analysing situation of girls and women in on the basis of Health, Education, Protection and Poverty.
Gujarat
Goa
Maharashtra
Rajasthan
None of These


40. General Conferences (Nov 1 - 10) -

  1. India offered sharing intelligence of maritime movements in Indian Ocean in real-time with 10 Indian Ocean littoral states, during Goa Maritime Conclave (GMC).
  2. Hyderabad hosted 3 day Conference to discuss urban transport challenges and solutions.
  3. International Conference on “Ramayan Circuit and Mithila-Awadh Relations” held at Janakpur in Nepal.
  4. 1st Heli Expo India and International Civil Helicopter Conclave-2017 held at Pawan Hans Heliport in ___________________.
  5. Goverment Decided to develop an airport at at Minicoy Island (Lakshadweep) and use Naval air station at Shibpur (Andaman & Nicobar Islands) as a Joint User Airport, during 2nd meeting of Island Development Agency (IDA) in Delhi.
  6. India Disaster Response Summit held in Delhi by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Facebook. Facebook rolled out Disaster Maps for India to help communities across recover and rebuild from natural disasters faster by sharing critical pieces of data sets with humanitarian agencies in a timely manner.

Tuticorin
Chennai
Ahmedabad
Mumbai
New Delhi



41. General Conferences (Nov 11 - 20) -

  1. 6th China-India Forum meet hosted in Bengaluru (Karnataka).
  2. First Military Literature Festival would be held in Chandigarh (Punjab) in Nov - Dec 2017.
  3. Sainik Sankshema Sabha will be organised in all districts of Andhra and Telangana.
  4. 3rd Russian film festival Russian Film Days held in New Delhi.
  5. Mumbai hosted will 34th annual conference of Asian Bankers Association (ABA), as first ever Hosting of this Conference by Mumbai.
  6. NITI Aayog in partnership with USA government organized India’s first Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit at Dantewada (Chhattisgarh), To promote spirit of entrepreneurship in tribal youth.
  7. International Buffalo Symposium 2017 held in Nepal.
  8. Andhra Pradesh's first Hot Air Balloon Festival held in Araku Valley.
  9. 12th North East Business Summit held in New Delhi.
  10. Andhra Pradesh AgTech Summit 2017 held in Visakhapatnam with American Tech Firm Microsoft Co-Funder Bill Gates as Chief Guest.
  11. Karnataka State Government launched ambitious project to install Wi-Fi facility in 2500 gram panchayats across state by end of 2017. It was announced at Bengaluru Tech Summit 2017.
  12. 12th Biennial International Conference & Exposition of Society of Petroleum Geophysicists (SPG) India helt at Jaipur (Rajasthan). 
  13. Conference Build The Ship – 2017 held in Cochin (____________________________). Shipping and Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari -
    1. Laid foundation for INR 970-crore International Ship Repair Facility (ISRF) for Cochin Shipyard Limited.
    2. Launched Center of Excellence in Maritime and Shipbuilding (CEMS) as a start up in skill development for maritime and shipbuilding sector, to have campuses at Vishakhapatnam and Mumbai. It is being set up by Shipping Ministry with Siemens under Sagarmala programme.
  14. International Seminar on Indian Space Programme - Trends and Opportunities for Industry organized in Delhi by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Antrix Corporation and FICC.
  15. Indian National Bar Association (INBA) organised Bar Leadership Summit on Reforms in the Indian Legal Sector in New Delhi
Karnataka
Kerala
Telangana
Odisha
None of These


42. General Conferences (Nov 21 - 30) -

  1. International Gita Mahotsava 2017 held in Kurukshetra (______________________).
  2. Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas organised a consultative workshop on New National Policy on Biofuels & Pradhan Mantri Ji- Van Yojana (VGF for 2nd Generation Ethanol Bio Refineries) in New Delhi.
  3. 12th meeting of Standing Committee of Inter-State Council held in Delhi.
  4. International Ambedkar Conclave, organised by Forum of SC and ST Legislators and Parliamentarians in New Delhi.
  5. 1st World Conference on Access to Medical Products and International Laws for Trade and Health held in New Delhi.
  6. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare observed Vasectomy Fortnight to raise awareness about male sterilisation and to promote the participation of men in family planning.
  7. Conference of all Commanders of Eastern Air Command held at Shillong (Meghalaya).
  8. Inaugural edition of Proffer Hackathon held at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – New Delhi. Proffer is a blockchain startup founded by graduates of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard. During it, Researchers from Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K) won a special recognition prize from NITI Aayog.
  9. Zurich (Switzerland) based global think-tank Horasis’ first Asia Meet held in Kolkata (West Bengal).
  10. Aadi Mahotsav, a celebration of the spirit of Tribal Culture, Craft, Cuisine and Commerce Organized in New Delhi, with theme A Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Culture, Cuisine and Commerce.
  11. 7th Kathakar: International Storytellers Festival held at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) in New Delhi.
  12. Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh chaired 22nd meeting of Board of Mangement (BOM) of Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium (SFAC) in New Delhi.
  13. India-Myanmar media interaction programme held in Imphal (Capital of Myanmar).
Rajasthan
Haryana
Maharashtra
Jharkhand
None of These


43. Geographical Indication Registry (GIR) gave Geographical Indication (GI) tag to traditional Etikoppaka toys (Etikoppaka Bommalu) from ________________________, made by artisans in Etikoppaka village located on banks of river Varaha in Visakhapatnam district ?

Andhra Pradesh
Telangana
Karnataka
Kerala
None of These


44. Global Retailing Major Walmart launched its first fulfillment centre in India in _____________ ?

Kolkata
Delhi
Guwahati
Bhubaneswar
Mumbai


45. ____________ CM Manohar Parrikar launched Jai Kisaan App as a farmer engagement app containing features and functions to fulfill the needs of the farmer community ?

Gujarat
Goa
Maharashtra
Rajasthan
None of These


46. Goa government executed MoU with Central Government and Nobel Media (_____________) to hold Nobel Prize Series – India 2018 (Science Impacts Life) in February 2018, along with a month-long exhibition brought from Nobel Museum ?

Sweden
Switzerland
Norway
Poland
None of These


47. Government approved Highway and Shipping Projects worth over Rs 1 lakh crore for the state of _________________ ?

Odisha
Karnataka
Kerala
Telangana
Tamil Nadu


48. Government approved setting up India’s first mega coastal economic zone (CEZ) at Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) in ____________________. It will stretch along north Konkan region spread across Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Nashik and Raigarh.

  1. CEZs are spatial economic regions comprising group of coastal districts or districts with strong linkage to ports in region to tap into synergies with planned industrial corridor projects.
Maharashtra
Goa
Gujarat
Rajasthan
None of These


49. Government has set Minimum Export Price of ____________ at 850 dollars per tonne to ensure its availability in domestic market ?

Potato
Onion
Tomato
Pulses
None of These


50. Government launched phase 2 of BharatNet project to connect 1.5 lakh gram panchayats with high-speed broadband by March ___________. 

  1. Bharat Net (formerly National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN)) launched by Government in October 2011, to deploy high-speed optical fibre cables across rural areas of India to provide broadband connectivity to all 2.5 Lakh Gram Panchayats in India. Project cost of BharatNet is estimated to be around 45000 crore, out of which Rs. 11200 crore have been used for the phase 1.
  2. Under Phase One, 1 lakh gram panchayats will have broadband connectivity by end of 2017.
2022
2021
2020
2018
2019


51. __________ became first state in India to treat Hepatitis-C patients through oral medicine.

Haryana
Punjab
Rajasthan
Goa
None of These


52. _____________ government announced lifetime monthly pension of Rs 10,000 for ‘Hindi Satyagrahis’ and those from state who were jailed during Emergency (21-month period from 1975 to 1977) ?

Punjab
Rajasthan
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
None of These


53. ____________ government signed MoU Worth INR 20000 Crores with an integrated trade facilitation services organisation - Verbind - to set up a logistics and trading hub in state. State will assist the organisation in obtaining necessary approvals and clearances with reference to projects from relevant departments, in line with existing rules and regulations ?

Himachal Pradesh
Rajasthan
Punjab
Haryana
None of These


54. Higher Education Funding Agency (HEFA) approved projects worth INR ___________ Crores for IITs Bombay, Delhi, Madras, Kharagpur, Kanpur and NIT Suratkal. These funds would be used to improve research infrastructure in these institutions to further improve their global standings ?

5,066
4,066
3,066
1,066
2,066


55. Home Ministry has formed two new divisions to exclusively deal with emerging security challenges such as radicalization and cyber crime - CTCR (_____________________) and Cyber and Information Security (CIS).

  1. CTCR is modified version of the Home Ministry’s internal security-II division. It will focus on tracking and assessing the online reach of global terrorist outfits and devising strategies to counter their propaganda.
  2. CIS division will monitor online crimes and threats, including cyber fraud and hacking, and suggest ways to minimize and fight them.
Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Rationalization
Counter-Terrorism and Carrier-Radicalization
Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Radicalization
Counter-Terrorism and Carrier-Rationalization
None of These


56. IndiaRAP (_________________) launched by FedEx Express to rate highways’ safety levels and to eliminate most unsafe roads. It aims to make Indian roads safer and curb fatalities. It will be hosted by Asian Institute of Transport Development ?

India Road Assessment Programme
Internal Road Assessment Programme
India Road Assessment Procedure
India Rear Assessment Programme
None of These


57. India will have its first Cartoon Network-branded theme park, to be developed by Turner International Indiain Surat (____________). It will be launched in 2019 with cost approx INR 450 crores ?

Goa
Gujarat
Rajasthan
Maharashtra
None of These


58. Indian Army signed MoU with ___________ State Government to improve infrastructure for their posts near the India-Pakistan border ?

Rajasthan
Gujarat
J & K
Punjab
None of These


59. Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) launched India’s first Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station at a petrol pump in Nagpur (____________), in collaboration with cab aggregator Ola ?

Maharashtra
Gujarat
Goa
Rajasthan
None of These


60. Indian Railways installed Asia’s largest Solid State Interlocking (SSI) system in Kharagpur (____________), which will enable station masters to set 800 different routes for trains in a few minutes.

  1. Interlocking railway signal prevents conflicting movements of trains.
  2. New technology has beet set up at cost of 39 Crores and replaces pre-1989 route relay system that only allowed operators to set maximum 423 routes.
Jharkhand
Odisha
Chhattisgarh
West Bengal
None of These


61. Indian Railways launched ______________ as its largest time-bound upskilling exercise for its 13 lakh employees. It will start in January 2018 and go on till September 2018. Railways Ministry also advanced target for completion of installing human waste discharge free Bio-toilets in coaches to December 2018, compared to deadline of September 2019 ?

Project Samagra
Project Sajag
Project Sahaj
Project Saksham
None of These


62. Indian Railways launched main arch of world's highest bridge on the River Chenab in _________________'s Reasi district. This bridge with height 359 metres above bed of the River Chenab and will be 30 metres higher than Eiffel Tower in Paris ?

Punjab
Jammu and Kashmir
Rajasthan
Himachal Pradesh
None of These


63. Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani flagged off Digital Rath in ____________________ to create awareness among people for cashless transactions. Travel 0f around 20 thousand KMs will reach approx 10 lakh people ?

Pune
Kolkata
Mumbai
Bhubaneswar
New Delhi


64. Inter-State Council has been reconstituted with ___________ as its Chairman and 6 Union ministers and all chief ministers as members ?

Narendra Modi
Urijit Patel
Arun Jaitley
Sushma Swaraj
None of These


65. ___________ Govt Observed Heritage Week from November 19 to 25, 2017 to generate awareness on preservation of state’s ancient culture and environment.?

Jharkhand
Rajasthan
Punjab
Jammu and Kashmir
None of These


66. ___________ State Govt. Updates -

  1. Appointed K Ratna Prabha as new chief secretary of State.
  2. Passed Prevention and Eradication of Inhuman Evil Practices and Black Magic Bill 2017, aimed at eradicating inhuman evil practices propagated and performed in name of black magic by conman to exploit the common people.
  3. Approved Reservation for SC / ST in Promotions in State Civil Service Jobs as it passed  Extension of Consequential Seniority to Government Servants Promoted on the Basis of Reservation Bill 2017’.
  4. Approved Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) Policy 2017-22 to promote electronic design and manufacturing in state.
  5. Passed a diluted version of law that aims to to regulate pricing and certain policies at private hospitals and medical establishments in state.
  6. Launched a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for data science and artificial intelligence, with Nasscom as programme and implementation partner, aimed at accelerating development of data science and artificial intelligence.
  7. Partnered with Intel company Mobileye to launch a project for automotive safety called Automotive Safety Innovation, which will create a repository of road and traffic information.
  8. Will create an ecosystem to bring all stakeholders to use nanotechnology across verticals including energy, medicine, engineering, transport and communication.
  9. State Labour commission certified formation of  State IT/ITES Employees Union.
Kerala
Maharashtra
Karnataka
Telangana
None of These


67. ____________ State Govt.Updates -

  1. Formulated a trauma-care scheme, under which all emergency care and treatment will be provided to accident victims free-of-cost for first 48 hours.
  2. Launched new sanitary napkins distribution scheme for school girls named She Pad.
Karnataka
Kerala
Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
None of These


68. __________ partnered with Nagaland and Manipur, to strengthen cultural relations between them Under Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat scheme. It aims to bolster sentimental bonds between people of different states ?

Maharashtra
Madhya Pradesh
Odisha
Bihar
None of These


69. __________ State Govt. Updates -

  1. State Coastal Zone Management Authority approved State government’s application to increase height of planned Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Statue from 192 Metres to 210 Metres, making it Highest statue in world.
    1. Currently, Spring Temple Buddha statue (208 metres) in China is highest in world.
  2. Launched a new initiative against childhood obesity, by making 6,000 children in Pune aware of their Body Mass Index (BMI). The campaign will ensure that childhood obesity will not hamper growth or development of our future generations.
  3. Will raise INR 25,000 crore project on 800 acres at Heti (Kundi) village in Vidarbha, in association with Ayurveda Products Brand Patanjali. Patanjali will purchase 10,000 cows to develop a breeding centre and to carry out dairy and allied activities.
  4. Banned packaged water bottles in government offices, to become plastic-free state from March 2018.
  5. Will set up a committee for the implementation of a Rs.4,000-crore project on climate resilience agriculture in 5,000 villages of 15 districts in state. The project would be funded by the World Bank.
  6. Has set up of a Gender Budget Cell for better implementation of various schemes of Women and Child Development (WCD) by other government departments. It will enable coordination between various departments for effective implementation of schemes.
Punjab
Goa
Rajasthan
Maharashtra
None of These


70. Minister of State (IC) for Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), Jitendra Singh announced ______________ as an exclusive rural Livelihood scheme for North-eastern states. It aims at helping tribals and lower socioeconomic groups, Initially in Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. Assistance will be provided to over 10000 Self Help Groups (SHGs).

Ministry of Development of Northeast (DONER) contributed Rs. 25 crore as initial funding for launching India’s first-ever Helicopter based Air Dispensary in Northeast India ?

North East Rural Livelihood Project 
North East Real Livelihood Project 
North East Rear Livelihood Project 
North East Rural Likely Project 
None of These


71. Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Anupriya Patel inaugurated National Biomaterial Centre (National Tissue Bank) at National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) in _____________ ?

Delhi
Mumbai
Jaipur
Guwahati
None of These


72. Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (IC) Rajyavardhan Rathore released Indian Youth Development Index (YDI) and Report 2017 in New Delhi, developed by Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD) in _________. Its aims to track trends in Youth Developmenty across states ?

Telangana
Tamil Nadu
Kerala
Karnataka
None of These


73. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare launched daily regimen for TB patients under The Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP), updating frequeny of regimen for treatment of tuberculosis (TB) from 3 weekly to _________.

  1. Daily FDC anti-TB drugs will be made available free of cost to private pharmacy / practitioners to dispense to TB patients.
Monthly
Weekly
Bi-Weekly
Daily
None of These


74. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) launched IHMI (__________________), that aims to reduce disability and death related to cardiovascular disease (CVD). It also aims to strengthen CVD component of Health Ministry’s National Program for Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) ?

India Health Management Initiative
India Hypertension Mutual Initiative
India Health Mutual Initiative
Internal Health Management Initiative
India Hypertension Management Initiative


75. Ministry of Power launched Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA) in NE-State ______________, aiming to include 1.75 lakh households of state under this scheme. Government will provide financial assistance for strengthening power infrastructure, under Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA) that was launched in September 2017 ?

Meghalaya
Nagaland
Manipur
Assam
None of These


76. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways made FASTag mandatory for all new four-wheelers from December 1, 2017, amending Central Motor Vehicle (CMV) Rules 1989 as per Motor Vehicles Act 1989.

  1. FASTag is device that employs RFID (_______________) technology for making toll payments directly from savings account linked to it. It is affixed on windscreen of vehicle and enables commuter to drive through toll plazas, without stopping for cash transactions.
Radio Frequency Identification
Real Frequency Identification
Real Frequency Identification
Radio Fuel Identification
None of These


77. NCERT Conducted NAS (___________) as assessment survey in national and amongst largest in world, for Classes 3, 5 and 8 in government and government aided schools. Learning levels of over 25 lakhs students from 1,10,000 across all 700 districts were assessed ?

National Assessment Survey
Native Achievement Survey
National Achievement Survey
Nodal Assessment Survey
None of These


78. _________ became first North Eastern state to launch Point of Sale (PoS) for electricity bill payment, launched at Kohima Electrical Sub-division-1 ?

Assam
Mizoram
Meghalaya
Nagaland
None of These


79. National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed that only 50,000 pilgrims will be allowed to visit Vaishno Devi shrine in _______________ to avoid any unwanted incidents.

  1. NGT directed state government of Delhi to seize 10-year-old diesel taxis without any delay as they cause air pollution.
  2. NGT Directed Amarnath Shrine Board to submit a status report by December 2017, about reasons for not providing proper infrastructure facilities to pilgrims travelling to Amarnath Shrine.
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Punjab
Rajasthan
J & K


80. National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) (Ministry of Women and Child Development) launched intensive training program for EWRs (____________) of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) and Master Trainers in New Delhi. It aims to train 20000 EWRs covering 50 EWRs from each district by March 2018 ?

Elevated Women Representatives
Elected Working Representatives
Elected Women Representatives
Elevated Working Representatives
None of These


81. National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) capped prices of ______________ essential medicines by reducing prices within range 6 to 53% ?

51
41
91
101
None of These


82.___________ State Government Updates -

  1. State Skill Development Authority and Singapore-based ITE Education Services (ITEES) signed a MoU for skill development in State.
  2. Imposed 7 month ban on sea fishing, to protect Olive Ridley sea turtles, as breeding season of endangered marine animals is approaching.
  3. launched Arpana Portal for online processing of applications for pension revision in respect of pre-2016 pensioners.
  4. Launched a scheme to boost fish production named Fish Pond Yojana, with provision of 96 crores. It aims to create additional 2,200 hectare of fresh water aquaculture farming with 50 per cent financial assistance to farmers.
  5. Released approx 365 crore rupees for rain-hit farmers in 19 districts of State.
  6. Will launch Nabakrushna Choudhury Seccha Unnayan Yojana to provide irrigation facility to about 55,000 hectare of agricultural land across State, named after former CM Nabakrushna Choudhury. It will have an outlay of INR 635 crores over 3 years.

 

Punjab
Odisha
Rajasthan
Jharkhand
None of These


83. PM Narendra Modi inaugurated 1st phase of Hyderabad Metro Rail project (________________), with 30-km stretch between Miyapur and Nagole. PM Modi also launched mobile app named 'T Savari' for Metro passengers ?

Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
Karnataka
Kerala
None of These


84. PM Narendra Modi launched Umang mobile application as an integrated platform for government to citizen services.

  1. Umang is an acronym for __________________. It currently hosts around 162 services from 33 government departments.
Unified mobile app for new age
Unified mobile app for native age
Universal mobile app for new age
Universal mobile app for native age
None of These


85. POWERGRID completed 220 kV Leh - Khalsti Line as first time in India that any 220kV voltage level substation is built at such a high altitude of over 11500 ft, as part of Government's ambitious Project for extending Grid connectivity to difficult Geographical areas of Leh- Ladhakh (_____________) ?

Punjab
Uttarakhand
Himachal Pradesh
J&K
None of These


86. Petroleum Ministry preponed introduction of _______________ grade auto fuels in Delhi with effect from 1 April 2018 instead of 1 April 2020, Considering serious pollution levels in Delhi and adjoining areas. It is aimed at reducing vehicular emissions and improving the fuel efficiency to reduce the carbon footprints and keep a healthy environment ?

BS (Bharat Stage)-IV
BS (Bharat Stage)-VII
BS (Bharat Stage)-V
BS (Bharat Stage)-VI
None of These


87. President Ram Nath Kovind promulgated an ordinance under Article 123 of Constitute to amend Indian Forest Act 1927 to encourage _____________ plantation by farmers in private lands. This ordinance omits ____________ (taxonomically a grass) grown in non-forest areas from definition of trees.

Coriander
Bamboo
Neem
Deodar
None of These


88. _________ State Govt. Updates -

  1. Approved Victim or Their Dependents Compensation Scheme which will provide min compensation of Rs 3 lakh to an acid attack victim.
  2. Approved amending state Co-operative Societies Act 1961, a legislation governing co-operative societies, to allow people to contest mergers of some societies.
  3. Notified  Goods Carriages (Regulation and Prevention of Cartelization Rules), 2017, banning goods carriage operators from forming cartels in state, aimed at creating a favourable environment for industries and business houses in state.
  4. Will organise village-level sports tournaments, aimed at ruling out problem of drugs from state.
Rajasthan
Haryana
Himachal pradesh
Uttarakhand
Punjab


89. Qaumi Ekta Week (National Integration Week) observed during November 19 - 25, 2017 -

  1. November 19 - National _____________ Day.
  2. November 20 - Welfare of Minorities Day.
  3. November 21 - Linguistic Harmony Day.
  4. November 22 - Weaker Sections Day.
  5. November 23 - Cultural Unity Day.
  6. November 24 - Women’s Day.
  7. November 25 - Conservation Day.

 

Integration
Victory
Harmony
Solitude
None of These


90. R.K. Singh (Minister of New and Renewable Energy (IC) launched -

  1. Saubhagya Web-Portal at URL – http://saubhagya.gov.in, as a platform for monitoring household electrification progress, which would disseminate information on Household Electrification Status.
  2. NPP (__________________) at URL http://npp.gov.in as a centralised system data capture / input system for Indian Power Sector.
Native Purity Portal
Native Power Portal
National Purity Portal
National Power Portal
None of These


91. Rail Land Development Authority signed MoU with NBCC to redevelop ___________ railway stations with airport-like amenities by 2020 - Delhi Sarai Rohilla, Lucknow (UP), Gomti Nagar (UP), Kota (Rajsthan), Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh), Nellore (Andhra Pradesh), Ernakulam (Kerala), Puducherry, Madgaon (Goa) and Thane (Maharashra) ?

9
8
10
11
None of These


92. ________ state Govt Updates -

  1. Launched Dishari mobile app that provides free study materials for youths preparing for competitive examinations.
  2. Stae’s Chief Electoral Officer Ashwini Bhagat launched Election Commission’s web-based project ERO-Net, using which voters can register their names on electoral rolls. It replaces Electoral Roll Management System (ERMS) software that could not identify multiple entries of a voter.
Punjab
Rajasthan
Haryana
Uttarakhand
None of These


93. Restored Royal Opera House in _____________ received Award of Merit from 2017 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. ?

Delhi
Mumbai
Guwahati
Pune
None of These


94. Samsung partnered with __________ State Government for Smart Healthcare Programme, which will include setting up 20 healthcare centres to offer affordable and quality healthcare to patients from the economically and socially weaker sections of society ?

Haryana
Rajasthan
Uttarakhand
Uttar Pradesh
None of These


95. Shri Harmandir Sahib (_____________, also known as Golden Temple) has been awarded as most visited place in world by Book of World Records (London) ?

Punjab
Haryana
Delhi
Himachal Pradesh
None of These


96. ____________ will get its first airport by end of November 2017, located over 30 kilometres from capital Gangtok.

  1. Airport has been built at approx INR 300 crores and was supposed to completed in 2012, but faced repeated delays. It is at an altitude of 4,700 feet, and will be among 5 highest Indian airports.
Sikkim
Assam
Arunachal Pradesh
Manipur
None of These


97. Sonepur Cattle Fair (Kshetra Mela), one of biggest cattle fair in Asia began in _________________. It attracts cattle traders from all over Asia ?

Odisha
Bihar
West Bengal
Jharkhand
None of These


98. Standard & Poor’s (S&P) kept its sovereign rating for India unchanged at ‘______________, with outlook for he nation as ‘stable’. It is lowest investment grade and just one notch above junk status.

  1. Note that recently another rating agency, Moody’s upgraded India’s sovereign ratings to Baa2 with outlook for the nation as ‘positive'.
AAA+
AAA-
BBB+
BBB-
None of These


99. Supreme Court refused to ban traditional buffalo slush track race in ____________________Named Kambala, as SC Refused to stay a State Government Ordinance of Feb 2017 allowing kambala after State High Court banned it ?

Telangana
Andhra pradesh
Kerala
Gujarat
Karnataka


100. _____________ home furnishing major IKEA launched its first experiential centre Hej HOME in Hyderabad (Telangana), ahead of opening its first store in India in 2018 in Telangana. ?

Russia
Spanish
Swedish
Norweign
None of These


101. Tata Power Solar Systems has commissioned India’s first rooftop solar carport at 70000 sq. mtr. Unity One Mall, in _____________. Electricity generated through this solar carport is estimated to set off 438 tons of carbon emission annually and will make the mall self sufficient in terms of energy requirement ?

Delhi
Mumbai
Pune
Kolkata
None of These


102. Tata Steel established India’s largest Coke Dry Quenching (CDQ) facility, capable of handling 200 metric tonnes per hour, at its steel plant in Jajpur district of _________________.

  1. CDQ is a heat recovery system to cool hot coke from coke ovens. It is most energy-efficient and environment-friendly facility in steel production where hot coke removed from coke ovens at a temperature of 1,000 degree Celsius is cooled and kept dry with inert gas.
Rajasthan
Odisha
Haryana
Maharashtra
None of These


103. __________ State Assembly passed Several Bills -

  1. Prevention of Dangerous Activities (Amendment) Bill, 2017
  2. Road Development Corporation (Amendment) Bill 2017
  3. Shops and Establishments (Amendment) Act 2017 to give instant licenses to shops and commercial establishments.
  4. State Govt also declared Urdu as state’s second official language.
  5. Approved Implementing Telugu as a compulsory subject from 1 - 12th, from next academic year.
Kerala
Karnataka
Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
None of These


104. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) upheld basic principles of an open and free internet in its recommendations on ______________.

Net Equality
Free Net
Net Partiality
Net Differentiability
Net Neutrality


105. Traditional Indian Sweet Rasgulla got Geographical Indications (GI) Tag, credited to _______________. This ended a 3 year long rift with Odisha as originator of Rasgulla.?

Jharkhand
Chhattisgarh
West Bengal
Bihar
None of These


106. Traditional International Lavi fair held in Rampur (____________).

  1. Lavi Fair has been an important point of trade between India and Tibet for centuries.
Uttarakhand
Rajasthan
Chhattisgarh
Himachal Pradesh
None of These


107. Tripical Cycone _____________ Hits South Indian States Kerala and Tamilnadu, causing heavy rains and tides ?

Kyant
Ockhi
Hudhud
Vardah
None of These


108. __________ Government approved creating India's first Blackbuck Conservation Reserve in trans-Yamuna belt near Allahabad, on over 126 hectares in Meja forest division. Approx 350 blackbucks are estimated to be inhabiting the region.

Uttar Pradesh
Rajasthan
Haryana
Punjab
None of These


109. _________ Government will Provided Free WI-FI Facility on entire 302 KM Stretch of Agra to Lucknow expressway, by laying Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) along it. It is India's longest Expressway.

Uttarakhand
J & K
Punjab
Haryana
Uttar pradesh


110. ___________ will receive Subsidy from world bank to buy 130 electric buses, at a rate of INR 7 Lakh/ Unit. ?

Jharkhand
West Bengal
Chharttisgarh
J & K
None of These


111. Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Sanjay Gandhi launched _____________ online complaint Management System for women working in both public and private organizations to lodge complaints of sexual harassment at workplace.

  1. It aims at effective implementation of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act (SH Act), 2013.
  2. Once a complaint is submitted to the portal, it will be directly sent to the Internal Complaint Committee (ICC) or Local Complaint Committee (LCC) of concerned employer. WCD will monitor the progress of inquiry conducted by the ICC/LCC.
SHe-Box
SHe-Board
Complaint-Box
Safety-Box
None of These




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