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National Current Affairs Quiz - October 2017

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1. 2 day International Conference on Yoga for Wellness held in ____________. It is 3rd International Conference on Yoga ?

New Delhi
Jaipur
Guwahati
Patna
None of These


2. 20th International Children’s Film Festival (ICFFI) will be held in Hyderabad (_______) in November 2017. It will be hosted by state government jointly with CFSI (Children’s Film Society of India) and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting ?

Mizoram
Andhra Pradesh
Telangana
Kerala
None of These


3. 20th October 2017 - __________ New Year 2017. It is celebrated a day after Diwali and is also called Bestu Varas. ?

Tamil
Marathi
Punjabi
Gujarati
None of These


4. 2nd India International Cherry Blossom Festival will be organized in November 2017 in Shillong (____________) ?

Andhra Pradesh
Bihar
Chhattisgarh
Delhi
Meghalaya


5. 3rd India International Science Festival (IISF-2017) held in Chennai (___________) in October 2017, organised by Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) and Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA).

  1. During IISF 2017, New Guinness World Record for Largest Biology Lesson has been created with 1049 students participating.
Andhra Pradesh
Karnataka
Tamil Nadu
Kerala
None of These


6. ______ out of approx 13,000 industrial training institutes (ITIs) have been de-affiliated by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, on basis of quality inspection of these institutes. It was revealsed that they didn't have requisite infrastructure and trainers for imparting vocational training to students. ?

400
500
1400
800
None of These


7. _______ Indian Handicrafts and Gifts (IHGF) - Delhi Fair was held at India Expo Centre and Mart in Greater Noida (UP), by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH). ?

54th
44th
74th
84th
None of These


8. 5th Tawang festival organized at Tawang (___________) ?

Arunachal Pradesh
Odisha
Goa
Nagaland
None of These


9. 5th India Water Week (IWW) organized with theme Water and Energy for Inclusive Growth in _______ ?

New Delhi
Jaipur
Guwhaati
Bhubaneswar
None of These


10. AYUSH Festival of Stamps 2017 held at Panaji (__________) ?

Rajasthan
Maharashtra
Gujarat
Goa
None of These


11. No helmet, no petrol campaign came into force in _________, with CM Chandrababu Naidu allocating INR 10 crores for equipment to implement it ?

Maharashtra
Gujarat
Rajasthan
Andhra Pradesh
None of These


12. Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM)-2017 held in Ahmadabad (_________), India’s 1st World Heritage City ?

Rajasthan
Gujarat
Maharashtra
Goa
None of These


13. MSME Minister of State (Independent Charge) Giriraj Singh launched MSME Delayed Payment Portal _________ at URL http://msefc.msme.gov.in. It will enable MSME entrepreneurs to directly register their cases relating to delayed payments by Concerned Government Departments. ?

MSME Prayojan
MSME Sanyojan
MSME Saathi
MSME Samvidhan
MSME Samadhaan 


14. A Grand Memorial dedicated to PM Narendra Modi will be built in Sardhana (Meerut district) of ___________ at a cost of 30 Crores INR. It will include 100-foot statue of PM Modi ?

Uttar Pradesh
Rajasthan
Uttarakhand
Punjab
None of These


15. _________ will integrate Aadhaar-based authentication in its e-signature solution, aimed at leveraging growth in market for e-signatures in India that is growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 57 %. ?

TCS
Google
Microsoft
Adobe
None of These


16. All India Institute of Ayurveda has been set up on in ________ a budget of Rs 157 crore as first medical institute under AYUSH ministry to hold National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) accreditation. Oct 17 also marks 2nd Ayurveda Day of 2017.

  1. Kerala Government will organise an international seminar and Global Ayurveda meet in Kochi in February 2018.
Bhubaneswar
Jaipur
New Delhi
Guwahati
None of These


17. An MoU signed by Uttar Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and _________ under ‘Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat’ programme, to boost cultural ties ?

Mizoram
Meghalaya
Nagaland
Tripura
None of These


18. An Olive workshop on Olive Research and Development in India organized by Department of Agriculture and Corporation & Farmers Welfare at ICAR-Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture ________ ?

Delhi
Srinagar
Jammu
Guwahati
None of These


19. ___________ Government laid foundation stone for TU142M aircraft museum in Visakhapatnam. Russian aircraft TU142M was decommissioned at INS Rajali in Tamil Nadu after 29 years service ?

Telangana
Kerala
Karnataka
Andhra Pradesh
None of These


20. Arunachal Pradesh Assembly approved creation of a new district - Kamle, as _________ district of state. ?

23rd
33rd
17th
37th
None of These


21. As per report by Coeus Age Consulting -

  1. _________ emerged as top state in terms of digital initiatives with score of 100.1, followed by Maharashtra (99.9) and Andhra Pradesh (99.8) ?
Madhya Pradesh
Uttarakhand
Rajasthan
Himachal Pradesh
None of These


22. _________ Tourism Development Corporation launched Majuli Sustainable Tourism Development Project (MSTDP) to encourage carbon-free tourism experience in the country's largest river island, Majuli. Objective is to create an environmental protocol for tourism industry in the island.

  1. State government also recently announced Majuli as first carbon neutral district in India.
Mizoram
Assam
Nagaland
Sikkim
None of These


23. ___________ will host its first Global Investors Summit in Guwahati in February 2018, to attract more investments.

  1. State government has also launched a new Tourism policy, to increase tourist inflow in state, effective from January 2018 to December 2022.
  2. State Government also launched a new Information Technology (IT) Policy under which IT Startups will be provided financial support ranging 1.2 Lakh to 2.5 Lakh Per employee depending on type of operations and headcount.
Mizoram
Meghalaya
Nagaland
Assam
None of These


24. _________ International Airport (Kempegowda International Airport) will be India’s first airport to have complete Aadhaar-enabled entry and biometric boarding system by December 2018 ?

Chennai
Guwahati
Ahmedabad
Delhi
Bangalore


25. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) completed work on 4000 MW Yadadri supercritical thermal power project of _______________ State Power Generation Corporation, valued at approx INR 20,400 crores. It is highest value order ever placed in power sector in India ?

Andhra Pradesh
Kerala
Telangana
Karnataka
None of These


26. ___________ Government approved reservation for persons with disabilities in government jobs and educational institutions. Cabinet also approved establishment of a state advisory board for empowerment of ‘Divyangjan’ as envisaged in Act. ?

Bihar
Odisha
West Bengal
Meghalaya
None of These


27. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved 2 Schemes - Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) and STRIVE (_______________) to boost Skill India Mission.

  1. SANKALP is INR 4455 crores central scheme (with 3300 crore loan from World Bank). SANKALP envisages setting up of over 50 Trainers and Assessors academies with self-sustainable models. It will leverage institutions for training the trainers in both long & short term VET thereby bringing about convergence. It will develop a skilling ecosystem that will support the country's rise in the Ease of Doing Business index.
  2. STRIVE is a INR 2200 crore central scheme with half of outlay as World bank loan assistance. STRIVE will develop mechanism for delivering quality skill development training by strengthening institutions - State Skill Development Missions (SSDMs), National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Sector Skill Councils, ITIs and National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) etc.
  3. Both these schemes are being implemented to meet need for a national architecture for promoting convergence, ensuring effective governance and regulation of skill training and catalysing industry efforts in vocational training space.

 

Skill Strengthening for Internal Value Enhancement
Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement
Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Entertainment
Safety Strengthening for Internal Value Enhancement
None of These


28. Central Government approved combined development of phase II and phase III of Harohalli industrial zone in Ramnagara district of _______ at cost of INR 1,561 crores.It is expected to generate 23,500 jobs ?

Andhra Pradesh
Kerala
Karnataka
Telangana
None of These


29.Central Government received 260 applications from foreign scientists for VAJRA (_____________) Faculty scheme. Out of these, 70 will be shortlisted for this year.

  1. VAJRA Faculty scheme is a project by Department of Science and Technology and intends to select 1,000 scientists every year at Public funded academic institutions and national laboratories.
  2. Selected scientists will co-guide and mentor students as well as will help in developing collaborative programmes.
  3. Scientists selected under VAJRA will be paid US $15,000 in first month and US $10,000 per month for next 2 months. They will work in India for a minimum of a month and a maximum of three months.
Valid Advanced Joint Research
Visible Advanced Joint Research
Visiting Advanced Jet Research
Viable Advanced Jet Research
Visiting Advanced Joint Research


30. Central Water Commission (CWC) has signed MoUs with IIT ________ and MNNIT Allahabad to support dam rehabilitation efforts of various implementing agencies and CWC ?

Kanpur
Ropar
Roorkee
Kharagpur
None of These


31. ________ Metro Rail introduced free bicycle ride scheme for its customers to provide 100-hours of bicycle ride free of cost every month. There are 10 cycles in each of the stations and people can gain access to them at any time of the day ?

Lucknow
Delhi
Banglaore
Chennai
None of These


32. ______ Government flagged-off ‘Cancer diagnosis Ambulance’, fitted with ultra-advanced equipment to detect cancer. Patients will be treated free-of-cost. ?

Odisha
Chhattisgarh
Goa
Jharkhand
None of These


33. ____________ become first state to award citizenship to Minority Hindus from Other nations, as it offered citizenship to 51 Hindu families who had migrated from Pakistan several years ago and have been living on outskirts of Raipur ?

Chhattisgarh
Jharkhand
West Bengal
Odisha
None of These


34. _________ government banned use of chlorinated plastic and Polyvinyl Chloride -PVC, to conserve and improve environment ?

Goa
West Bengal
Bihar
Jharkhand
Chhattisgarh


35. ________ output in India stayed at record 3.50 lakh tonnes in 2017-18, compared to 3.12 lakh tonnes in 2016-17 ?

Sugarcane
Coffee
Wheat
Pulses
None of These


36. _________ Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal approved UT government’s students higher education loan scheme that provides loans to students for higher education, even if they didn’t have any property as security. It was blocked earlier and now has been marked by LG as implementable ?

Delhi
Puducherry
Lakshadweep
Daman and Diu
None of These


37. Development of a Turtle sanctuary in Allahabad (___________) along with a River Biodiversity Park at Sangam has been approved under Namami Gange programme, to protect the rich aquatic biodiversity of river Ganga from escalating anthropogenic pressures ?

J & K
Punjab
Uttarakhand
Himachal Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh


38. First phase of national optic fibre network Project called Bharat Net will be completed by December 2017, providing internet access (2 to 20 Mbps speed) to __________ gram panchayats. It was announced in ‘i-Bharat 2017’ conference organised by FICCI in New Delhi.

  1. BharatNet is Government’s ambitious rural internet connectivity programme which is implemented by Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL). It is world’s largest rural broadband connectivity programme using Optical fibre ?
100000
1000000
200000
300000
None of These


39. FDDI (_____________________) has been declared as an Institute of National Importance under Ministry of Commerce & Industry, by virtue of a special parliamentary Act.

  1. FDDI can now award degrees and will now have autonomy to design its courses as per the requirement of the industry.
  2. Presently, FDDI imparts skill based graduate and post graduate courses in footwear, leather goods, retail and management to around 2500 students across eight campuses over India.
Footwear Design and Deployment Institute
Footwear Design and Development Institute
Fuel Design and Development Institute
Fuel Design and Deployment Institute
None of These


40. Forbes Magazine released its India Rich List 2017. Top 10 Richest Indians are -

  1. Mukesh Ambani - ________ billion. Reliance Industries Chairman Mr Ambani topped the list for 10th Consecutive year.
  2. Azim Premji - $19 billion.
  3. Hinduja brothers - $18.4 Billion
  4. Lakshmi Mittal - $16.5 Billion
  5. Pallonji Mistry - $16 Billion
  6. Godrej family - $14.2 Billion
  7. Shiv Nadar - $13.6 Billion
  8. Kumar Birla - $12.6 Billion
  9. Dilip Shanghvi - $12.1 Billion
  10. Gautam Adani - $11 Billion
$58
$48
$22
$28
$38


41. Foundation stone for India's first Industrial Training Institute exclusively for Divyangjans laid at Dibrugarh (_________). It will have sixty seats for three different trades with 20 seats per trade. ?

Meghalaya
Assam
Mizoram
Nagaland
None of These


42. Government approved INR _______ crores for construction of permanent campuses of six new Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) - Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh), Palakkad (Kerala), Dharwad (Karnataka), Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir), Bhilai (Chhattisgarh) and Goa ?

90000
7000
17000
2000
None of These


43. Government approved disinvestment of __________ of its 89.32 % Stake in NLC India Limited through Offer for Sale (OFS) mechanism, expecting to raise INR 750 Crores ?

5%
15 %
25 %
8 %
None of These


44. Government extended waiver of IRCTC Online ticketing service charges (INR 20 - 40 Per Ticket) till __________, that was announced in Sep 2016 to promote digital transactions after demonetization last year ?

Jan 2018
Dec 2017
Feb 2018
Apr 2018
Mar 2018


45. Government gave green clearance for a greenfield airport project at Hirasar near Rajkot in _________ at cost of INR 1400 crores ?

Rajasthan
Gujarat
Goa
Maharashtra
None of These


46. Government inaugurated India’s first Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) for skilling in Smart Cities at ___________, aiming to bring momentum in skilling through collaborative efforts ?

New Delhi
Guwahati
Patna
Jaipur
None of These


47. Government launched Diploma in Elementary Education programme for in-service untrained elementary teachers, developed by National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) and specifically designed for untrained teachers working in primary and upper primary schools country.

  1. It will be last opportunity for such teachers who have not done teacher training courses. Parliament earlier extended deadline to December ________ for untrained teachers to get qualified.
2022
2021
2020
2018
2019


48. Government launched ___________, a six-year project to ensure conservation of locally and globally significant biodiversity, land and forest resources in high Himalayan ecosystem spread over four states - Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Sikkim ?

SECURE Himalaya
SAFE Himalaya
PURE Himalaya
DIVINE Himalaya
None of These


49. Government launched SBG (_____________) Yojana and expanded coverage of Postal Life Insurance (PLI) in a bid to provide affordable life insurance services to people particularly those living in rural areas.

  1. Under SBG Yojana, at least one village (min 100 households) will be identified in each of revenue districts of country to cover all households of identified village with minimum of one RPLI (Rural Postal Life Insurance) policy each. Coverage of all households in identified Sampoorna Bima Gram village is primary objective of this scheme.
  2. Expansion of PLI will no more be confined to government and semi-government employees only, but will also be available to other professionals.Postal Life Insurance (PLI) was introduced in 1884 and is one of oldest life insurance schemes.
Sajag Bima Gram
Sampoorna Bima Gram
Sahaj Bima Gram
Samagra Bima Gram
None of These


50. Government will observe 150th birth anniversary of M K Gandhi for 1 year starting ________________ . For this, Government constituted a National Committee headed by PM Narendra Modi ?

2025
2021
2018
2020
2019


51. ________ Government announced setting up of 16 new Industrial Development Corporation townships in state, aimed at attracting 15000 industrial units and 1 lakh jobs ?

Gujarat
Rajasthan
Odisha
Goa
Noneof These


52. ____________ Government has announced State Garments and Apparel Policy-2017 aimed at make state number 1 in textile which produces more of cotton. Women workers will get Rs 4,000 subsidy, while their male counterparts will get Rs 3,500.

State Govrnment also inaugurated Birsa Munda Tribal University in Rajpipla ?

Rajasthan
Goa
Gujarat
Odisha
None of These


53. Gujarat government announced ____________ reduction in VAT (Value Added Tax) on petrol and diesel, becoming first state to cut VAT on fuel.

  1. Now, petrol and Diesel will get cheaper by Approx INR 3 / Litre across Gujarat.
  2. Note that recently central government has cut central excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs. 2 and also asked state governments to cut VAT on the fuel products by 5 % to bring down fuel prices
5 %
3 %
6 %
4 %
None of These


54. Gurugram-based VVDN Technologies (in partnership with __________’s Embedded Downloads) launched first Blockchain technology based smartphone ‘BitVault’. User interface used in BitVault is similar to Android but core operating system has been developed by VVDN.

  1. An International Blockchain Business Conference hekd in Vishakapatnam (Andhra Pradesh).
Israel
UK
USA
Portugal
Ireland


55. ___________________ Government renamed Amin village in Kurukshetra district to Abhimanyupur. Abhimanyu, son of Arjuna, was warrior prince in Mahabharata.

  1. Amin village is believed as site on which Kauravas had resorted to ‘Chakravyuh’ formation as a part of war strategy. Abhimanyu was trapped in ‘Chakravyuh’, but fought bravely till his last breath.
Himachal Pradesh
Punjab
Haryana
Goa
None of These


56. _____________ Government will provide ration cards for nomadic tribes living in different parts of state, to provide identification to them as permanent residents ?

Haryana
Jammu and Kashmir
Goa
Rajasthan
None of These


57. ____________ Government will set up PGs (Paying Guests) for cattle under which people in urban areas will be able to rear their own cattle and produce quality milk for their personal consumption. Under this, State Government will mark upto 100 acres of land that will have 2 types of dairies – Traditional Dairies and PGs for cattle ?

Rajasthan
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Gujarat
None of These


58. Joint military exercise of India and __________, began in Himachal Pradesh with name PRABAL DOSTYK 2017?

Kazakhstan 
Turkmenistan
Tajikistan
Kyrgystan
None of These


59. ___________ Government approved Heritage Tourism Policy 2017 & Mukhya Mantri Rural Road Repair Scheme along with other welfare initiatives ?

Himachal Pradesh
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Goa
None of These


60. ______________ government implemented Senior Citizen Health Insurance Scheme (SCHIS) to provide top-up coverage of Rs 30,000 per senior citizen to all existing Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna (RSBY) smart card holders, in addition to basic coverage of INR 30,000 in Trust and Society mode ?

Nagaland
Goa
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
None of These


61. Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that Paika rebellion (Paika Bidroha) of 1817 will be named as First War of Independence against British Rule in history books from next academic session. Earlier, 1857 Sepoy Mutiny was regarded as First War of Indian Independence.

  1. Paiks were traditional landed militia under Gajapati rulers of _______________. Bakshi Jagabandhu Bidyadhar, military chief of King of Khurda led army of Paikas forcing East India Company (British) forces to retreat in 1817.
Chhattisgarh
Jharkhand
Bihar
Odisha
None of These


62. Hyderabad High Court directed __________ government not to grant licence, to establish liquor retail outlets in scheduled areas without resolution of gramsabha. ?

Andhra Pradesh
Telengana
Kerala
Karnataka
None of These


63. _______________’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) is ranked No. 1 in Airports Council International’s (ACI) service quality survey in category of 5 to 15 million passengers per annum.

  1. It also recently signed MOU with Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) and Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB) to promote tourism.
Ahmedabad
Delhi
Jaipur
Guwahati
Hyderabad


64. IISc ____________ named as Best Indian Higher Education Institution in Times Higher Education SUBJECT WISE rankings. Different rankings have been issued for subjects such as Computer Science, Engineering and Technology, Social Sciences, Law Etc. ?

Bengaluru
Delhi
Jaipur
Guwahati
None of These


65. IIT __________ signed MoU with Samsung for setting up of a digital academy that will train students on Internet of Things (IoT) through Tizen-based operating systems, commonly used by the company for its mobile phones and home appliances ?

Bilaspur
Kanpur
Delhi
Kharagpur
None of These


66. India signed Contract for lending of € 300 million for ___________ Metro Rail Project Phase II Line R6, with European Investment Bank (EIB).

  1. This Metro Project is to be jointly financed by European Investment Bank (€500 million) and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (€300 million). Project includes total length of 72.095 km and 61 stations (12 underground)
Jaipur
Delhi
Bangalore
Lucknow
None of These


67. Indian Naval Academy (Ezhimala) conducted __________ annual Dilli seminar with theme India and Southeast Asia – Maritime Trade, Expedition and Civilisation Linkages ?

5th
4th
6th
7th
None of These


68. Indian Railway’s first set of solar plants with capacity of _________ megawatt peak (MWp) launched on roof tops of Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi, Anand Vihar and Delhi railway stations by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, as part of National Solar Mission in which Railways plans to commission 1000 MWp solar plants across its network ?

15
5
10
20
None of These


69. Indian railways will be running steam hauled tourist train “Fairy Queen” between Delhi Cantonment and Rewari (______________) on second and fourth Saturday of every month till April 2018. Fairy Queen was built in 1855 and is the World’s oldest steam locomotive as certified by Guinness Book of Records in 1998 ?

Uttar Pradesh
Himachla Pradesh
Punjab
Haryana
None of These


70. India’s first Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) under Hybrid Annuity Mode will come up in Haridwar (Uttarakhand) and Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh).

  1. It is a step towads realizing dream of Nirmal Ganga as first ever Hybrid Annuity-based model being applied in sewerage sector under Public Private Partnership (PPP) Mode.
  2. Under this, concessionaire responsible for maintenance of project will be paid based on performance in phased manner. It will ensure continued performance of sewage infrastructure assets created due to better ownership, accountability and optimal performance.
  3. Hybrid Annuity Model was approved in January 2016 with 100% central sector funding. Under this - development, operation and maintenance of STPs will be undertaken by Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) created by winning bidder at local level.
  4. ______________ committed Rs 156 crore to fund first Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) to be constructed at Varanasi under Hybrid Annuity-PPP Model.
Yes Bank
HDFC Bank
ICICI Bank
KMB
None of These


71. ___________ Government Updates -

  • Approved a policy that seeks to provide legal protection to transgender community and thereby safeguard them from social and sexual exploitation. Aim is to remove stigma attached to transgender community and integrate them into mainstream of society.
  • launched Mathru Purna scheme aimed at providing nutritious meals to about 12 lakh pregnant women and lactating mothers in state. Counselling and other maternity benefits will also be provided at Anganwadi centres under scheme.
  • Signed MoU with Microsoft to empower smallholder farmers with technology-oriented solutions that will help them increase income.
  • Banned pillion riding on two-wheelers with less than 100 cc engine, in view of safety of pillion riders that are often victims of road accidents.
Karnataka
Kerala
Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
None of These


72. ___________ Government Updates -

  • Banned using words Dalit and Harijan in all official communications, to curb growing influence of casteism in state.
  • Tourism Department launched a 3 year long Continuous Tourist Survey (CTS) 2017-2020 to improve tourism in state, in collaboration with Datamation Consultants.
  •  Approved proposal of state Startup Mission (KSUM) to accord sabbatical leave to faculty members of all colleges who intend to establish startups. An expert panel headed by Saji Gopinath will select 10 faculty members for implementation of project.
Karnataka
Kerala
Maharashtra
Goa
None of These


73. Kolkata (_________) for first time hosted international Puppet festival named PUN (Puppets Unite Neighbours) International Puppet Festival ?

Odisha
Andhra Pradesh
Sikkim
West Bengal
None of These


74. ___________ Government Updates -

  • Launched Single Click Pension Delivery scheme where money will go directly into account of approx 35 lakh beneficiaries. He also honoured elderly who completed age of 100 years with Shataayu award.
  •  Announced measures for welfare of women in State, including financial assistance of Rs. 2 lakh for remarriage of widows.
  • Inaugurated a community toilet for third gender, in Mangalwara area of Bhopal. This is the first community toilet for exclusive third gender usage in India.
  •  Launched Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojna for farmers, to lend money to farmers at 0 % interest.
Chhattisgarh
Jharkhand
West Bengal
Odisha
Madhya Peadesh


75. Madras high court (______________) banned use of pictures of living persons on banners and hoardings in state, aimed at maintaining clean environment and also ensure that there were no unnecessary drawings on buildings and residential places ?

Telangana
Kerala
Tamilnadu
Karnataka
None of These


76. ___________ Government Updates -

  • Approved climate change adaptation policy that will focus on developing environment-friendly villages and cities.
  • Launched ‘MahaLabharthi‘ web portal that will help people get information about all government schemes at URL https://www.mahalabharthi.in. It works on basis of personal, educational and professional information provided by a person while registering.
  • State Government and Tata Trusts entered into a tie-up for social development initiatives in Chandrapur district, to focus on livelihood, digital literacy, data driven governance and child protection.
Maharashtra 
Goa
Odisha
Gujarat
None of These


77. Mahindra and Mahindra celebrated Mahila Kisan Diwas and launched Prerna programme to empower women working in agriculture sector. It is first launched in ___________, aiming to impact lives of over 1,500 families across 30-plus villages. ?

Telangana
West Bengal
Odisha
Jharkhand
None of These


78. Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple (Madurai (__________________)) adjudged best ‘Swachh Iconic Place’ in India, owing to high level sanitation and tourist friendly arrangements in the temple ?

Karnataka
Kerala
Andhra Pradesh
Tamilnadu
None of These


79. __________ Election Department entered Limca Book of Records for formation of the biggest human logo comprising young voters in state. It was part of Mission Unite (U and I towards Enrolment) as part of Special drive to enroll left out voters in age group 18 - 21 years ?

Nagaland
Mizoram
Odisha
Tripura
Meghalaya


80. Ministries of Power and Textiles partnered under SAATHI (______________) Initiative Under which Power Ministry's PSU Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) would provide energy efficient Powerlooms, motors and Rapier kits to small and medium Powerloom units at no cost. This will result in energy and cost savings to unit owner and he may repay to EESL over a 4 - 5 years ?

Suitable and Accelerated Adoption of efficient Textile technologies to Help small Industries
Safe and Accelerated Adoption of efficient Textile technologies to Help small Industries
Sustainable and Accelerated Adoption of efficient Textile technologies to Help small Industries
Sustainable and Acceptable Adoption of efficient Textile technologies to Help small Industries
None of These


81. Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) sanctioned INR ________ crores for flood affected reconstruction works in the 4 North Eastern States - Assam, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram ?

200
100
300
400
None of These


82. Ministry of Environment and Forests gave stage-I forest clearance for construction of Kaleswaram Lift Irrigation project stage-one in _______________. Ministry approved about 3,200 hectares of forest land for project,

  1. Thus project aims to irrigate 7,38,851 hectares of land in upland areas of former undivided districts of Adilabad, Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Warangal, Medak, Nalgonda and Rangareddy Its estimated cost is over Rs 80,500 Cr.
Tripura
Telangana
Nagaland
GOA
None of These


83. Ministry of __________ launched #AsktheSpokesperson initiative on Twitter to create better awareness and understanding of foreign policy issues to general public ?

External Affairs
Corporate Affairs
Home Affairs
Health and Family Welfare
None of These


84. Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will move a proposal before Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) for taking over Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), which is currently under Ministry of _________.

  1. BCAS is responsible for forming policies related to security of all commercial flights. Security agencies at airports, including Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), local police and Intelligence Bureau (IB) are bound by regulations passed by BCAS.
  2. After BCAS is taken over by MHA, CISF will assume larger role in airport security. It will help in better coordination and monitoring, since CISF, IB and state intelligence all report to MHA.
Civil Aviation
External Affairs
Finance
Road, Transport and Highways
None of These


85. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) will implement VEP (______________) to promote use of new technologies, materials and equipment in highways projects executed either under Public Private Partnership (PPP) or public funding mode.

  1. VEP aims to ensure that roads or bridges and other assets get constructed much faster, are structurally stronger and more durable.
  2. MoRTH also reconstituted nine-member National Panel of Experts (NPE) for approving proposals for use of new technologies, material and equipment in highway sector. It will be chaired by SR Tambe.
Validity Enhancement Program 
Validity Engineering Program 
Value Enhancement Program 
Value Engineering Program 
None of These


86. Ministry of tourism organized tourism festival named Paryatan Parv, to draw focus on benefits of tourism and showcase the cultural diversity of country.

  1. Tourism Ministry gave Letters of Intent (LoI) to seven shortlisted companies for adopting 14 monuments under Adopt a Heritage Scheme at closing ceremony of ‘Paryatan Parv’ held in ____________.
Guwahati
Jaipur
Bhubaneswar
New Delhi
None of These


87.__________’s Dampa Tiger Reserve now holds highest number of clouded leopards in Southeast Asia with population density of clouded leopards being 5.14 per 100 sq km ?

Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Tripura
None of These


88. Naresh Kumar Gupta has been appointed as Lokayukta (Ombudsman) of _________ ?

West Bengal
Odisha
Chhattisgarh
Jharkhand
Madhya Pradesh


89. National Centre for Combustion Research and Development (NCCRD) inaugurated at Indian Institute of Technology (Madras) in ______________ as world’s largest combustion research centre to understand combustion.

  1. NCCRD is supported by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERN) and has been established at cost of INR 90 crores.
  2. It will provide impetus to research in ‘Alternative Energy and Environmental Protection’ by focusing on effective utilisation of combustion as means of thermo-chemical energy conversio.
Tamil Nadu
Kerala
Telangana
Karnataka
None of These


90. National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will soon get powers to approve highway projects with construction cost of more than Rs ________ crore to ensure faster implementation of Bharatmala programme.

  1. Such projects are currently approved by Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) and are often delayed.
  2. Bharatmala programme envisions 44 economic corridors across country at cost of at least Rs 5 lakh crore. It involves constructing 24,000km of fresh highways.
10000
4000
2000
1000
None of These


91. National Research Centre for Banana (NRCB) has signed a memorandum of cooperation with _________ State Government to develop technologies relating to banana production ?

Telangana
Kerala
Andhra Pradesh
Goa
None of These


92. National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) signed an MoU each with European Business Technology Centre (EBTC) and Lovely Professional University (__________), for capacity building in intellectual property management by organizing training programmes in IPRs ?

Haryana
Punjab
Himachal Pradesh
Goa
None of These


93. ___________ Government is creating 1.2 lakh acre land bank across state for allocation to industrial sector in order to avoid repeat of Posco Chaos. Companies need pay only base premium upfront for land and annual rent for rest of 90 years lease period.

Jharkhand
Odisha
Chhattisgarh
Bihar
None of These


94. __________ Government is prepaing 2nd phase of State Climate Change Action Plan (SCCAP) for next five years with an outlay of Rs. 31667 crores. First phase of SCCAP was implemented from 2010-11 to 2015-16 and based on it, 102 action points in 12 major sectors have been identified ?

Jharkhand
Bihar
Chhattisgarh
Odisha
None of These


95. Official website of CIPAM (_________ ) of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has been launched at URL http://cipam.gov.in. It will provide updates on all upcoming events of CIPAM and information related to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) ?

Cell for IPR Promotion and Management
Committee for IPR Promotion and Management
Cell for IPR Production and Management
Committee for IPR Production and Management
None of These


96. PM Narendra Modi approved INR ________ crores for setting up Aadhaar enrolment and updation facilities in around 15,000 post offices by March 31, 2018 ?

2000
1000
3000
5000
None of These


97. PM Narendra Modi has laid foundation stone for four sewerage projects under Namami Gange programme and four National Highway projects at Mokama in Bihar with total outlay of approx INR ____________ crores ?

2700
3700
4700
5700
None of These


98. PM Narendra Modi laid foundation stone of AIIMS Bilaspur and Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Una (_____________) ?

J & K
Punjab
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
None of These


99. PM Narendra Modi laid foundation stone of four-lane cable-stayed bridge between Okha and Beyt Dwarka (________) with length 2.32 km and to be constructed at cost of INR 962.43 crores.

  1. PM also announced setting up of India’s first marine police training institute at Devbhumi Dwarka district.
  2. He inaugurated first phase of Ghogha-Dahej Roll-on Roll-off ferry service at Ghogha in Bhavnagar district. It will cut down distance between Saurashtra and South Gujarat by 10 times.
Haryana
Maharashtra
Rajasthan
Goa
Gujarat


100. PM Narendra Modi launched Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA) at Gandhinagar in __________ .

  1. PMGDISHA is expected to make 6 crore rural households digitally literate by March 2019 as it aims at imparting digital literacy to citizens in rural areas free of cost. He also declared Rural areas of state as Open Defecation Free (ODF).
  2. He also laid foundation stone for Bhadbhut Barrage to be built over Narmada River in Bharuch ?
Maharashtra
Goa
Gujarat
Kerala
None of These


101. Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated first phase of Piped Natural Gas supply system in Bhubaneswar (__________). As part of the City Gas Distribution project, 25000 households in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack would get PNG connection by end of 2018 with expenses around 1700 crores ?

Odisha
Jharkhand
Chhattisgarh
Punjab
None of These


102. President Ram Nath Kovind launched 100 crore rupees Mata Amritanandamayi Math Project Jeevamrithamto provide filtration system for cleaning drinking water to 5000 villages across India, in kollam district in __________ ?

Karnataka
Kerala
Telangnaa
Andhra Pradesh
None of These


103. ___________ Government Updates -

  • Approved increase in gross annual income limit for creamy layer of Other Backward Classes and Backward Classes from Rs 6 lakh to Rs 8 lakh.
  • Restored Special Family Pension for widows of government employees killed by extremists, thta was revoked in 2016 by erstwhile Shiromani Akali Dal Government.
  • Will merge 800 primary schools (with less than 20 students) with schools nearby. It aims to improve utilisation of teaching staff in state.
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Punjab 
J & K
None of These


104. Railways introduced new tri-weekly Special Rajdhani Express between Delhi and _________ to fulfil long demand of passengers of faster connectivity between two cities. ?

Lucknow
Patna
Guwahati
Jaipur
Mumbai


105. ___________ Government Updates -

  • Expanded Annapurna Rasoi Yojna in all 191 urban areas of state and flagged off 50 Annapurna vans in Ajmer. 500 smart kitchen vans have been arranged for scheme. Under this scheme, people can get breakfast for Rs 5 and lunch and dinner for Rs 8 each. The total estimated cost of implementation of the scheme would be around Rs 400 Cr.
  •  Introduced The Code of Criminal Procedure (State Amendment) Bill 2017 to protect both serving and former judges, magistrates and public servants in state from being investigated for on-duty action without its prior sanction, replacing Criminal Laws (State Amendment) Ordinance 2017.
  • Became first in India to call attention and adjournment motions and proposals online from legislators to send them to state government. It wll save time, labour and use of paper in functioning of assembly.
  • Became first state to incorporate skill development programme in higher education as Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in collaboration with state’s Department of College Education has prepared 16 courses for entrepreneurship and skill development for colleges in state.
  • Passed Backward Classes (reservation of Seats in Educational Institutions in State and of Appointments and Posts in Services under State) Bill to increase reservation quota for Other Backward Classes (OBC) from 21 to 26 %.
Punjab
Himachal Pradesh
Rajasthan 
Haryana
None of These


106. Scientists for first time captured images of Snow Leopard at Thembang village’s Community Conserved Area (CCA) in West Kameng district of ____________, using camera trap conducted by World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF-India). This is first evidence of elusive snow leopard in state ?

Meghalaya
Assam
Tripura
Arunachal Pradesh
None of These


107. Standard Chartered Bank opened its Global Business Services (GBS) centre in __________ ?

Delhi
Bengaluru
Jaipur
Mumbai
None of These


108. Supreme Court (SC) directed governments of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan to ban use of petroleum (pet) coke and furnace oil in the industries with an aim to fight air pollution.

  1. Supreme Court also fined _____________ on Environment Ministry for not fixing pollution emission standards of Sulphur Dioxide and Nitrogen Oxide for 34 categories of industries as per as Previous SC Order.
2 lakh
1 lakh
4 lakh
5 lakh
None of These


109. __________ Government laid foundation stone for an aerospace park at Kanchipuram district to be set up in 245 acres and at cost of Rs 198 crores ?

Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Telangana
Kerala
Tamil Nadu


110. Traditional Mera Houchongba festival celebrated in __________, symbolizing brotherhood and unity among indigenous communities in State. A Regional conference of north east labour ministers and officials also held in Imphal ?

Meghalaya
Manipur
Tripura
Arunachal Pradesh
None of These


111. US-based fintech company Mastercard launched its global research and development arm Mastercard Labs in Pune (____________), as second Mastercard Labs in Asia-Pacific After Singapore (9th in world). ?

Maharashtra
Goa
Gujarat
Rajasthan
None of These


112. Union Minister for state for social justice and empowerment, Ramdas Athawale launched Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana during 4th workshop of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana in_______________.

  1. Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana was launched by PM Narendra Modi to make high-quality medicines available to all at affordable prices, especially to poor and underprivileged, through exclusive outlets such as Jan Aushadhi Medical store.
Ahmedabad
Bhubaneswar
Kolkata
Delhi
Mumbai


113. Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) launched online campaign____________ in an attempt to end Gender bias in women against women ?

#IamThatWoman
#IamWoman
#OneWoman
#WeAreWoman
None of These


114. _________ State Government launched a mass marriage scheme called ‘Mukhyamantri Samoohik Vivaah Yojana’. Under this, social welfare department will conduct mass marriages and will authorize Urban local bodies to organize programmes in this regard. State government also launched Sankalp Seva bus service of 50 buses to connect 6,000 villages ?

Haryana
Uttar Pradesh
Punjab
Himachal Pradesh
None of These


115. _________ government notifed Vrindavan and Barsana towns in Mathura district as Sacred pilgrimage sites, making them first 2 places to be notified as teerth sthal in government records.

  1. Now, No meat and liquor shops will be allowed in these towns anymore. Aim is to honour sentiments of devotees that who are hurt by opeartions of liquor and meat shops.
Goa
J & K
Haryana
Rajasthan
Uttar Pradesh


116. _________ State Government and Swan Cultural Center and Foundation launched ‘Solar Briefcase’ in Kedarnath Dham, to provide electricity to far-flung areas ?

Haryana
Uttarakhand
Punjab
Himachal Pradesh
None of These


117. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu laid foundation stone to develop Muktyal to Vijayawada waterway stretch on River Krishna as part of National Waterway 4 at Amaravati in __________. The 82-km inland waterway stretch is Phase-1 of National Waterway-4 developed under Sagar Mala project ?

Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
Kerala
Karnataka
None of These


118. WWF-India and Capgemini launched_____________ as first environment education portal for students and teachers in India. It is a digital network for schools, teachers and students ?

One Planet Academy 
One Nation Academy 
Digita India Academy 
One India Academy 
None of These


119. _________ Government will set up a Scheduled Caste advisory council to look into development of the Scheduled Caste population in state. It will be first such scheduled caste advisory council in an Indian state ?

Kerala
Telangana
Maharashtra
Odisha
West Bengal


120. 38-year-old Sikh lawyer Jagmeet Singh became first non-white politician to head a major political party in __________ - New Democratic Party. ?

UK
Canada
USA
Russia
None of These


121. Freedom of Oxford honour bestowed on _______ leader Aung San Suu Kyi in 1997 by Oxford city has been withdrawn as a rection to her perceived response to plight of Rohingya muslims. Aung San Suu Kyi’s name from Junior Common Room in North Oxford (England) has also been removed ?

Myanmar
Bangladesh
Sri Lanka
Vietnam
None of These


122. According to Forbes magazine, Jeff Bezos (________CEO) Surpassed Bill Gates as richest person in world with worth $90.6 billion, compared to Gates' $90.1 billion Worth. ?

Microsoft
Facebook
TCS
Google
Amazon


123. Noted ______ director I V Sasi passed away ?

Malayalam
Telugu
Tamil
Kannada
None of These


124. Noted _________ writer Punathil Kunjabdulla passed away. ?

Telugu
Malayalam
Tamil
Kannada
None of These


125. Noted classical singer of the Seniya and Banaras gharanas, ______________pased away. She was known as Queen of Thumri. She was recipient of Padma Vibhushan - India’s second highest civilian honour ?

Punathil Kunjabdull
I V Sasi
Punyaslok Dasgupta
Bismoy Kumar Mohanty
Girija Devi


126. Visits from India -

  1. Navy Chief Sunil Lanba visited Vietnam.
  2. Science & Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan visited South Africa to mark 20 years of Science & Technology cooperation between India and South Africa.
  3. Minister of Commerce & Industry Suresh Prabhu visited Sweden to attend Make in India: Sweden 2017organized by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion in Stockholm.
  4. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited Philippines to attend Southeast Asian Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM).
    1. On sidelines of this meet, Mrs. Nirmala Met US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis. India and USA agreed to implement programme for Helicopter Operations from Ships other Than Aircraft Carriers (HOSTAC).
  5. Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley visited Bangladesh.
    1. Bangladesh signed USD _______________________ third line of credit (LoC) agreement with India for its social sector development and infrastructure. The agreement was announced during PM Sheikh Hasina's visit to India in April 2017.
  6. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Visited Bangladesh. Bangladesh Petroleum Corp and Numaligarh Refinery Ltd signed long-term sales and purchase agreement . BPC will take up to 250,000 tonnes of gas oil each year from NRL for first 3 years. She inaugurated India’s new chancery complex in Dhaka.
  7. Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan visited Japan to participate in 6th annual LNG Producers Consumer Conference.
  8. Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh visited South Africa. He inaugurated Gandhi museum on a small piece of land once owned by Mahatma Gandhi in Durban.
  9. Minister for Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu visited USA for attending 11th India-United States Trade Policy Forum (TPF) Meeting held in Washington DC.
  10. Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari Visited UAE for India-United Arab Emirates (UAE) Partnership Summit in Dubai. It was organized under Business Leaders Forum (BLF), an organisation of business leaders in UAE that was set up by UAE Ministry of Economy, Embassy of India and Consulate General of India.
4.5 billion
2.5 billion
1.5 billion
9.5 billion
None of These


127. Visits to India -

  1. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited India. Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan also visited India and trilateral discussion of India-USA-Afghnaistan held in New Delhi.
  2. ____________ Defence Minister Florence Parly visited India.
    1. Joint Naval exercise VARUNA will be held in early 2018.
  3. Prime Minister of Italy Paolo Gentiloni visited India. It marks 70 years of Diplomatic ties between India and Italy. MOUs Signed are -
    1. Cooperation for Safety in Railway sector, Energy, Cultural Cooperation.
    2. Promoting mutual investments between Italian Trade Agency and Invest India.
  4. Tunisian Foreign Affairs Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui Visited India for 12th Session of India-Tunisia Joint Commission Meet in Delhi.

 

German
Russian
French
Tunisian
None of These




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