November 2017 Current Affairs –

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    Q.1.Kerala government has decided to provide road accident victims free treatment for the first ————.
    Date:07 Nov 2017

    Option:(D)
    Kerala government has decided to provide road accident victims free treatment for the first 48 hours.
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    Q.2.The first Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) Conference held in
    Date:16 Nov 2017

    Option:(B)
    The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) under the aegis of Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology organized the Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) Conference in New Delhi.
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    Q.3.President Ramnath Kovind has launched JOHAR scheme in which state to double income of rural poor?
    Date:16 Nov 2017

    Option:(B)
    President Ramnath Kovind has launched JOHAR scheme worth Rs 1,500 cr on the occasion of State Establishment-Day in Ranchi, Jharkhand on November 15, 2017. The World Bank aided JOHAR (Jharkhand’s Opportunities For Harnessing Rural Growth) scheme is aimed at doubling the income of two lakh rural poor. On this day, in 2000, Bihar was bifurcated to give birth to Jharkhand.
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    Q.4.India’s first offshore desalination plant will be set up by NIOT in which state?
    Date:16 Nov 2017

    Option:(C)
    India’s first offshore desalination plant will be set up by the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) about 40km from the Ennore coast in Tamil Nadu with a capacity of about 10 million litres of water per day. The Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the plant, which is estimated to cost Rs 2,000 crore, has been submitted to the Centre for approval.
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    Q.5.Which Indian city to host the 5th edition of Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS-2017)?
    Date:17 Nov 2017

    Option:(B)
    The 5th edition of Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS-2017) will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on November 23. The main objective of the 2-day conference is to have mutual understanding of latest practices in cyberspace, more coordination and security measures. Over 2000 delegates & representatives from over 100 countries will participate in this conference.
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    Q.6.Which state will be the first state to use EVMs with VVPAT machines on all booths during assembly elections?
    Date:09 Nov 2017

    Option:(C)
    Himachal Pradesh will be the first state to use EVMs with Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines on all booths during assembly elections. The state will go to polls on November 9, 2017 in a single phase. Over 37 thousand polling personnel’s have set up 7,525 polling stations for more than fifty lakh voters in different parts of the state.
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    Q.7.Which state government will set up village climate resilient committees for adopting different agricultural practices?
    Date:10 Nov 2017

    Option:(B)
    The Maharashtra government will soon set up village climate resilient committees for adopting different agricultural practices in over 5,000 villages of 15 districts in the state. A 13-member committee will be set up in all these villages to stress on adopting new agricultural practices, judicious use of water and soil testing to keep a check on its health. As per a Government Resolution (GR) issued on November 7, 2017, under the Nanaji Deshmukh Krushi Sanjivanee Project,
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    Q.8.Which state government has launched She Pad scheme for school girls?
    Date:10 Nov 2017

    Option:(D)
    Pinarayi Vijayan, the chief minister of Kerala, has launched the She Pad scheme for school girls on November 8, 2017, which will be implemented in 300 government schools across 114 panchayats in Kerala. The scheme will facilitate free sanitary napkins, storage spaces for napkins and environment-friendly incinerators at all government & aided schools in the state.
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    Q.9.Which is the first state in the country to treat Hepatitis-C patients through oral medicine ?
    Date:12 Nov 2017

    Option:(C)
    Haryana has emerged as the first state in the country to treat Hepatitis-C patients through oral medicine, according to the health minister Anil Vij of the state. This medicine would be provided free of cost to permanent residents of all categories at district level. The medicine and treatment costs about Rs 28,000 to Rs 30,000 in the market, but the state government would provide this facility free of cost.
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    Q.10.India’s first cartoon network theme park “Amaazia” will come up in which city?
    Date:12 Nov 2017

    Option:(A)
    Broadcaster Turner International India and Gujarat-based Rajgreen Group have entered into a brand partnership to set up India’s first Cartoon Network branded amusement park “Amaazia” in Surat, Gujarat. The park is expected to be operational by the first quarter of 2019 on a budget of Rs 450 crore. It will spread across an area of 61,000 sq m and will have family entertainment destination with 33 theme-based attractions as well as 20 unique water-slides.
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    Q.11.The first ever youth film festival of the European nations will be held in
    Date:11 Nov 2017

    Option:(D)
    The Nordic-Baltic embassies will host the first ever youth film festival of the European nations in Delhi showcasing movies from the region. The 6-Day long festival will run in collaboration with the India Habitat Centre. The Nordic-Baltic countries Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden, or NB8 are tied together geographically and historically through trade, culture and many common value systems.
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    Q.12.Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao declared ____________ as the state's second official language .
    Date:11 Nov 2017

    Option:(B)
    Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao declared Urdu as the state\'s second official language. Every office in the state will now have an Urdu speaking officer.
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    Q.13.The 3rd edition of international film festival “Russian Film Days” in India has started in which city?
    Date:11 Nov 2017

    Option:(B)
    The third edition of international film festival “Russian Film Days” has started at Siri Fort Auditorium in Delhi on November 10, 2017 with a special tribute to Raj Kapoor. It is an initiative to strengthen the Indo-Russian relationship through cinematic and cultural exchange.
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    Q.14.Which city is hosting the 2017 Global clubfoot conference?
    Date:01 Nov 2017

    Option:(A)
    The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind has inaugurated the Global Clubfoot Conference at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on November 1, 2017. The 2-day conference is organised by the CURE India in partnership with the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The Clubfoot is one of the most common orthopaedic birth defects, which can cause permanent disability if not treated early.
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    Q.15.The first-ever India-US Ocean Dialogue will be held in
    Date:01 Nov 2017

    Option:(A)
    The first-ever India-US Ocean Dialogue has started in Goa on November 1, 2017, which is being hosted by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Institute of Oceanography (CSIR-NIO). The purpose of the Ocean dialogue is to promote sustainable development of the Blue Economy.
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    Q.16.Which state government will give lifetime monthly pensions to ‘Hindi Satyagrahis’?
    Date:01 Nov 2017

    Option:(C)
    The Haryana government has recently announced lifetime monthly pension of Rs 10,000 for ‘Hindi Satyagrahis’ and those from the state who were jailed during the Emergency. For this, the state government has identified 194 ‘Satyagrahis’ who were imprisoned during the ‘Hindi Satyagraha’ launched by the Punjab Arya Pratinidhi Sabha in 1957 to promote the language. Apart from this, the state government has also announced financial assistance to soldiers from Haryana who took part in the World War-II, and their widows, from Rs 4,500 to Rs 10,000.
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    Q.17.Which state government has signed an MoU with Singapore for skilling youth of the state ?
    Date:02 Nov 2017

    Option:(A)
    Assam government has MoUs and Terms of Reference (ToR) with Singapore for skilling youth of the state. The MoU and ToR for North East Skills Centre (NESC) were signed between Skill, Employment and Entrepreneurship Department, of Assam government and ITE Education Service, Singapore.
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    Q.18.The Indo-Bangladesh joint military exercise “Sampriti-7” has started in which of the following states?
    Date:08 Nov 2017

    Option:(D)
    The Indo-Bangladesh joint military exercise “Sampriti-7” has started in its northeastern states of Meghalaya and Mizoram from November 6, 2017. This is the 7th edition of the joint training exercise, which will end on November 18. The 13-day exercise will be conducted at India’s Jungle Warfare School at Vairengte in Mizoram and at the Joint Training Node at Umroi in Meghalaya. The purpose of the exercise is to enhance interoperability between the two nations and enrich from each other’s experience while carrying out counter-insurgency or counter-terrorism operations.
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    Q.19.The 2017 traditional Lavi Fair has started in which state?
    Date:14 Nov 2017

    Option:(A)
    The 4-day traditional Lavi Fair has started at Rampur Bushahr in Himachal Pradesh on November 12, 2017, which was inaugurated by Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat. The 300-year-old Lavi fair is an important trade event between India and Tibet. It is a unique example of the glorious, social, cultural, economic history and legacy of Himachal Pradesh.
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    Q.20.Which state is hosting the India’s first Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit-2017?
    Date:15 Nov 2017

    Option:(B)
    India’s first Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit has organised by NITI Aayog in partnership with the US government at Dantewada in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh on November 14, 2017. The event is a part of 8th Global Entrepreneurship Summit being held in India. The summit was inaugurated by Minister of State for Science and Technology YS Chowdhary. The purpose of the summit is to inspire, nurture and promote the spirit of entrepreneurship in tribal youth.
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    Q.21.Which of the following women’s hockey team won the Asia Cup hockey title 2017 held in Japan?
    Date:07 Nov 2017

    Option:(B)
    Indian women’s hockey team won the Asia Cup hockey title 2017 held in Japan.
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    Q.22.H S Prannoy is associated with which sports ?
    Date:09 Nov 2017

    Option:(C)
    H S Prannoy has won the men’s singles title at the 82nd Senior National Championship Senior National Badminton Championships in Nagpur, Maharashtra on November 8, 2017. He defeated higher ranked Kidambi Srikanth in the final by 21- 15, 16- 21, 21-7.
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    Q.23.Who will host the 2023 Rugby World Cup ?
    Date:18 Nov 2017

    Option:(D)
    France will host the 2023 Rugby World Cup to stage one of the world’s best attended and lucrative sporting events. The country beat strong bids by South Africa and Ireland, but the award represents a repudiation of the sport’s leadership which have transformed the quadrennial tournament into a multi-million-pound enterprise.
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    Q.24.Who has won the 2017 Women’s singles National Badminton Championships?
    Date:10 Nov 2017

    Option:(D)
    Saina Nehwal has won the women’s singles title at the 82nd Senior National Badminton Championships in Nagpur, Maharashtra on November 8, 2017. She defeated PV Sindhu in the final by 21-17, 27-25. It is her third singles title in the national championships.
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    Q.25.First Indian fighter to be signed for UFC
    Date:14 Nov 2017

    Option:(C)
    Bharat Khandare became the first India-born fighter to be signed by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) as the Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. The UFC’s aim to take MMA to all parts of the world is well and truly underway and now India can to be added to the list. Khandare will make his debut at UFC Fight Night in Shanghai, China on November 25th. It will be the first UFC event held on mainland China and will air live on UFC Fight Pass in the United States. Khandare was born in Maharashtra.
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    Q.26.The National Cycling Championship (NCC) has organized in which city to promote fuel conservation?
    Date:06 Nov 2017

    Option:(A)
    The National Cycling Championship has started from the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on November 5, 2017 to promote fuel conservation. The event is organised by the Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) in four categories – Elite Cycling (50km/30km), Amateur Ride (30 km), Open Ride (10 km) and Green Ride (5 km). Approx 5,000 participants are taking part in the event, which are enrol for various categories via online registration. The championship is hosted by Saksham Pedal Delhi and supported by the Cycling Federation of India (CFI). Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar is the brand ambassador of the of Saksham Pedal Delhi. The event has prize money of Rs 8 lakh.
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    Q.27.Who has been named as the ambassador of the upcoming AIBA Women's Youth World Championships ?
    Date:06 Nov 2017

    Option:(B)
    Five-time world champion and Olympic bronze medalist MC Mary Kom has been named as the ambassador of the upcoming AIBA Women\'s Youth World Championships.
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    Science and Technology

    Q.28.Which Indian organization has developed sub-sonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’, which is successfully test fired recently?
    Date:08 Nov 2017

    Option:(C)
    The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully conducted a flight test of its indigenously designed and developed long-range sub-sonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’, which can carry warheads of up to 300 kg. The state-of-the-art missile was successfully test-fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur, Odisha.
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    Q.29.मेरा पहला ४ जी स्मार्टफोन या योजनेंतर्गत पुढील कोणत्या कंपनीकडून १,३४९ रुपयांत ग्राहकांना परवडतील अशा दरांत ४ जी स्मार्टफोन सादर करण्यात येत आहेत.?
    Date:05 Nov 2017

    Option:(B)
    मेरा पहला ४ जी स्मार्टफोन या योजनेंतर्गत एअरटेल कंपनीकडून १,३४९ रुपयांत ४ जी स्मार्टफोन दाखल करण्यात येणार आहे. गेल्या काही दिवसांत ग्राहकांना परवडतील अशा दरांत ४ जी स्मार्टफोन कंपन्यांकडून सादर करण्यात येत आहेत.एअरटेलचा हा दुसरा किफायतशीर दरातील स्मार्टफोन असणार आहे. कंपनीने यापूर्वी कार्बनबरोबर भागीदारी केली आहे. नवीन ऑफरमध्ये सेलकॉन स्मार्ट ४ जी या फोनची इफेक्‍टिव्ह किंमत १,३४९ रुपये असली तरी ग्राहकांनी २,८४९ रुपयांचे डाऊन पेमेंट करावे लागेल.यासाठी ३६ महिन्यांपर्यंत १६९ रुपयांचे मासिक रिचार्ज करावे लागेल. १८ महिन्यानंतर ग्राहकांनी ५०० रुपयांचा कॅशबॅक देण्यात येईल आणि उर्वरित १००० रुपये ३६ महिन्यांनंतर मिळतील. अशा प्रकारे ३६ महिन्याने ग्राहकांना १५०० रुपयांचा कॅशबॅक मिळेल.ऑफलाईन बाजारात या फोनची किंमत ३५०० रुपये आहे. हा फुल टचस्क्रीन फोन असून त्यामध्ये ड्युअल सिमची सेवा आहे. गुगल प्ले स्टोअरमधील सर्व अॅप सपोर्ट करतील.
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    Q.30.मंगळयान ही भारताची पहिली मंगळ मोहीम असून हे यान ५ नोव्हेंबर, इ.स. २०१३ रोजी प्रक्षेपित केले गेले याला चार वर्षे पूर्ण झाले असून याबाबत पुढील विधानाचा विचार करा व अयोग्य विधान ओळखा. ?
    Date:05 Nov 2017

    Option:(D)
    मंगळयान ही भारताची पहिली मंगळ मोहीम असून हे यान आंध्रप्रदेश राज्यातील श्रीहरिकोटा येथून सतीश धवन अंतराळ केंद्रावरून मंगळाच्या दिशेने ५ नोव्हेंबर, इ.स. २०१३ रोजी प्रक्षेपित केले गेले. यासाठी पीएसएलव्ही सी-२५ हे प्रक्षेपण अस्त्र वापरण्यात आले. साधारणतः २५ दिवस हे यान पृथ्वीच्या कक्षेत स्थिरावले आणि ३० नोव्हेंबरला हे यान पृथ्वीच्या कक्षेतून बाहेर पडून मंगळाकडे झेपावले आणि २४ सप्टेंबर, इ.स. २०१४ रोजी हे यान मंगळाच्या कक्षेत स्थिरावले. मंगळाभोवतीच्या लंबवर्तुळाकार कक्षेत भ्रमण करताना हे यान मंगळाच्या जमिनीपासून साधारणतः ३७१ किमी अंतरावरून भ्रमण करू शकेल.या वेळी उपलब्ध होणारी माहिती आपल्यापर्यंत पोहोचविण्यासाठी इसरो टेलिमेट्री, ट्रॅकिंग एन्ड कमांड नेटवर्क व संपर्कक्षेत्राच्या बाहेर असताना नासाच्या डीप स्पेस नेटवर्कची मदत घेण्यात येणार आहे. या स्पेस नेटवर्कच्या मदतीने आंतरग्रहीय मोहीम राबविणे हेसुद्धा मोठे आव्हानच ठरणार आहे.या अभियानात १५ किलोचे पाच प्रयोगात्मक पेलोडस् पाठवण्यात आली. मिथेन सेन्सर - मंगळयानासाठी जो मिथेन सेन्सॉर पाठवण्यात येईल त्याचे वजन ३.५९ किलो असेल. हे सेंसर पूर्ण मंगळाला सहा मिनिटांच्या आत स्कॅन करण्यात सक्षम आहे.थर्मल इंफ्रारेड स्पेक्ट्रोमीटर हे दुसरे उपकरण आहे. त्याचे वजन चार किलो आहे. मंगळाच्या पृष्ठभागाचे निरीक्षण करण्याचे काम ते करेल.मार्स कलर कॅमेरा हे आणखी एक उपकरण असून त्याचे वजन १.४ किलो आहे. लॅमेन अल्फा फोटोमीटरचे वजन १.५ किलो आहे. मंगळाच्या वातावरणातील आण्विक हायड्रोजनचा शोध घेण्याचे काम हे उपकरण करेल.मंगळयान पीएसएलव्ही सी-२५ हे लाँचिंग व्हेईकलच्या सहाय्याने ५ नोव्हेंबर २०१३ रोजी प्रक्षेपीत केले गेले.
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    Q.31.Who has been honoured with the 2017 Vishnudas Bhave award?
    Date:07 Nov 2017

    Option:(B)
    Mohan Joshi, the veteran Indian film and television actor, has been honoured with the prestigious Vishnudas Bhave award for his contribution to theatre on November 5, 2017. He was honoured with the award at a ceremony held in Sangli on the eve of Marathi Rangbhumi Din.
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    Q.32.Who has been appointed as the president of the 36th International Geological Congress (IGC) ?
    Date:16 Nov 2017

    Option:(C)
    Scientist Vijay Prasad Dimri has been appointed as the president of the 36th International Geological Congress (IGC), a global platform for the advancement of earth science, to be held in 2020.
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    Q.33.Who represented India at ‘UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial: Vancouver 2017’?
    Date:16 Nov 2017

    Option:(A)
    Dr. Subhash Bhamre, the Raksha Rajya Mantri, has represented the Government of India at the ‘UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial: Vancouver 2017’, which is held between November 14-15, 2017. It was 2nd time Dr. Bhamre attended the conference. He will be speaking on November 15. Over 500 delegates from more than 70 countries and international organisations gathered at the Defence Ministerial in Vancouver.
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    Q.34.Who has been appointed as the chairman of the leading Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) ?
    Date:17 Nov 2017

    Option:(C)
    Eminent chartered accountant Sethurathnam Ravi has been appointed as the chairman of the leading Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).
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    Q.35.Kunwar Narayan, who passed away recently, was associated with which field?
    Date:17 Nov 2017

    Option:(B)
    Kunwar Narayan (90), the renowned poet in Indian literature, has passed away in New Delhi on November 15, 2017. He was honoured with many awards such as Sahitya Akademi Award in Hindi (1995), Jnanpith Award (2005) and Padma Bhushan (2009).
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    Q.36.Who will be honoured with the Personality of the Year Award at the IFFI 2017?
    Date:17 Nov 2017

    Option:(A)
    Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan will be honoured with personality of the year award at the 2017 International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa. The award will be given during IFFI which will be held from November 20-November 28. Mr. Bachchan has starred in over 190 Indian films in a career spanning almost five decades. He has won four national awards for best actor and 15 Filmfare Awards. IFFI founded in 1952, is considered to be one of the most prestigious film festivals in Asia.
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    Q.37.Which committee has been constituted by the Union Government to continuously monitor the solutions to air pollution?
    Date:10 Nov 2017

    Option:(A)
    The Union Environment ministry has constituted a 7-member committee to continuously monitor the short-term and long-term solutions to air pollution. It will be headed by C.K Mishra, the Secretary of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC). The committee will meet at regular, short intervals to draw up a plan and ensure enforcement.
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    Q.38.Who has won a national championship crown at the 61st National Shooting Championship – 2017?
    Date:18 Nov 2017

    Option:(A)
    Shagun Chowdhary from Rajasthan has bagged a national champion crown on winning the women’s trap event at the 61st National Shooting Championship in New Delhi on November 16, 2017. In the final, she overcame the challenge from Punjab’s Rajeshwari Kumari to prevail 41-38. Chowdhary is the first Indian woman to qualify for the Olympic trap shooting event. She finished in 20th place in the trap shooting event at the 2012 London Summer Olympics. She is supported by the Olympic Gold Quest.
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    Q.39. Manu Sharma , who passed away recently was a famous
    Date:12 Nov 2017

    Option:(A)
    Noted author and Padma Shri awardee Manu Sharma died in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh following a prolonged illness. He was 89. He was nominated as one of the navratna of the Swachha Bharat Abhiyan by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
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    Q.40.Who has been appointed the new Director General of Police (DGP) of Telangana State Government?
    Date:11 Nov 2017

    Option:(C)
    Hyderabad Police Commissioner M Mahender Reddy has been appointed the new Director General of Police (DGP) of Telangana State. He will be the second DGP of the state after its formation in 2014. He succeeded Anurag Sharma, who has been appointed as advisor to Home Department of Telangana State Government. Meanwhile, Hyderabad Police Additional Commissioner V.V. Srinivas Rao will be in-charge Hyderabad Commissioner of Police.
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    Q.41.Who has been elected as the 95th Prime Minister of Japan?
    Date:01 Nov 2017

    Option:(D)
    Japanese lawmakers have reelected Shinzo Abe as the country’s 95th Prime Minister on November 1, 2017 after his party won a landslide victory in last month’s general election. Abe was reelected by both Houses of the Diet. The prime minister will now form his cabinet. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has reappointed all of his Cabinet Ministers, following his reelection by the Diet as country’s leader, to ensure continuity of his policies.
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    Q.42.Who has been selected for Ezhuthachan Puraskaram 2017 ?
    Date:02 Nov 2017

    Option:(C)
    Noted Malayalam Poet and literary critic, K Satchidanandan, has been selected for Ezhuthachan Puraskaram 2017. This is Kerala government\'s highest literary honour.
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    Q.43.Who has been appointed as Honorary Consul General in Hyderabad by the Republic of Korea?
    Date:02 Nov 2017

    Option:(C)
    Suresh Chukkapalli, Chairman of Phoenix Group of Hyderabad, has been appointed as Honorary Consul General in Hyderabad by the Republic of Korea, with consular jurisdiction over the state of Telangana. He was given charge/invested formally at a ceremony in New Delhi.
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    Q.44.Who is the new director general of UNESCO ?
    Date:13 Nov 2017

    Option:(C)
    UNESCO member states confirmed the nomination of France\'s former culture minister Audrey Azoulay to head the cultural agency. 45-year-old Azoulay becomes UNESCO\'s second woman director general.
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    Q.45.Who has inaugurated three-day Organic World Congress 2017 in Greater Noida?
    Date:13 Nov 2017

    Option:(C)
    Radha Mohan Singh has inaugurated three-day Organic World Congress 2017 in Greater Noida .
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    Q.46.Who was appointed as ombudsman to the All India Football Federation (AIFF) ?
    Date:14 Nov 2017

    Option:(B)
    The Supreme Court had appointed former football captain Bhaskar Ganguly as ombudsman, according to the All India Football Federation (AIFF). As per the AIFF, the apex court also appointed S Y Quraishi, former Chief Election Commissioner of India, who has also served as Secretary in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India as the ombudsmen to formulate the AIFF Constitution.
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    Q.47.Who has been chosen for the 53rd Jnanpith Award 2017?
    Date:06 Nov 2017

    Option:(D)
    Krishna Sobti (92), the renowned Hindi Litterateur, has been chosen for the 53rd Jnanpith Award for the year 2017 for her path-breaking contribution to Indian literature. She is known for experimenting with new writing styles and creating bold and daring characters in her stories who were ready to accept all challenges. Her language was highly influenced by the intermingling of Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi cultures. Some of her works include Daar se Bichhudi, Mitron Marjani, and Zindaginama. Jnanpith is the highest literary award of the country.
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    Q.48.Who has been appointed as next high commissioner to Pakistan ?
    Date:03 Nov 2017

    Option:(B)
    India has appointed Ajay Bisaria as the next high commissioner to Pakistan. He is currently ambassador to Poland. Bisaria takes over from Gautam Bambawale, who was last month appointed India’s ambassador to China. Bisaria was in charge of the Eurasia desk that looks after India’s ties with Russia and the Central Asian republics, prior to his appointment as India’s ambassador to Poland.
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    Q.49.Who has been selected for Ezhuthachan Puraskaram 2017 ?
    Date:03 Nov 2017

    Option:(B)
    Noted Malayalam Poet and literary critic, K Satchidanandan, has been selected for Ezhuthachan Puraskaram 2017. This is Kerala government\'s highest literary honour.\r\nThe award is for his contributions to Malayalam literature and poetry. This award has been Instituted in the name of Ezhuthachan, the father of Malayalam language, the award carries a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh and a citation.
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    Q.50.Who is leading the Indian delegation in the 15th ASEAN-India Summit 2017?
    Date:15 Nov 2017

    Option:(C)
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is attending 12th East Asia Summit and 15th ASEAN-India Summit at Manila in Philippines on November 14, 2017. At the 15th ASEAN-India Summit, Prime Minister and ASEAN Leaders will review the commemorative activities undertaken in 2017 to mark the 25 years of India’s dialogue partnership with ASEAN as well as review the broad spectrum of ASEAN-India cooperation in all its aspects.
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    Q.51.Which city has won the Best City Bus Services Award of Government of India?
    Date:07 Nov 2017

    Option:(C)
    The awards for the ‘Best Urban Transport Practices’ were announced by Central Government at UMI Conference in Hyderabad on November 6, 2017 . In it, Surat Municipal Corporation has been chosen for the ‘Best City Bus Services Award’ by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs for succeeding in attracting 87% of the private vehicle and auto rickshaw users to use city buses.
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    Q.52.Which city is hosting the International Conference – ‘FIPSPHYSIOCON 2017?
    Date:07 Nov 2017

    Option:(A)
    The Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Science (DIPAS) of DRDO is organizing the International Conference on Human Physiology – VII Congress of Federation of Indian Physiological Societies (FIPS) “FIPSPHYSIOCON 2017” along with XXIX Annual Conference of the Physiological Society of India (PSI) in New Delhi from November 5-7, 2017.
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    Q.53.The 2017 AIBA Youth Women's World Boxing Championship will be held in
    Date:09 Nov 2017

    Option:(B)
    Assam\'s famed one-horned rhino was unveiled as the official mascot of the 2017 AIBA Youth Women\'s World Boxing Championship in Guwahati, Assam. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Boxing Federation of India (BFI) president Ajay Singh released the championship\'s official logo and anthem, to mark the countdown for India\'s first youth world boxing championship from November 19 to 26.
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    Q.54.Which city is hosting the 20th International Children’s Film Festival of India (ICFFI)?
    Date:09 Nov 2017

    Option:(B)
    The 20th International Children’s Film Festival of India (ICFFI) has started in Hyderabad on November 8, 2017 with New India- as the main theme this time. The Telangana government and Children’s Film Society, India (CFSI) are jointly organizing the biennial children’s event. 317 films from over hundred countries will be screened in about 40 theatres in Hyderabad and also at the district head quarters across the state.
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    Q.55.Who has inaugurated a three-day AP AgTech Summit-2017 in the coastal city Visakhapatnam ?
    Date:18 Nov 2017

    Option:(C)
    Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated a three-day AP AgTech Summit-2017 in the coastal city Visakhapatnam. This summit is organized by the Andhra Pradesh Government in association with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Dahlberg Advisors.
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    Q.56.What is India's rank in 'business optimism' index ?
    Date:10 Nov 2017

    Option:(C)
    India has slipped in \'business optimism\' index to the 7th position in the September quarter, from the 2nd slot in the previous three months, showing clear signs of lag in the economy, as per Grant Thornton\'s International Business Report (IBR).
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    Q.57.Who has inaugurated the ‘India Disaster Response Summit’ ?
    Date:12 Nov 2017

    Option:(B)
    The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju has inaugurated the ‘India Disaster Response Summit’ in New Delhi. The summit was organised jointly by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Facebook.
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    Q.58.Which city is hosting the 9th CMS Vatavaran Film Festival and Forum?
    Date:02 Nov 2017

    Option:(D)
    The 9th edition of CMS Vatavaran, India’s only International Environment & Wildlife Film Festival and Forum, has started at Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti in New Delhi on November 2, 2017. The theme of the 5-day fest is “Conservation 4 Water”.
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    Q.59.Pension regulator PFRDA has increased maximum age of joining National Pension Scheme (NPS) Private Sector from 60 to _____?
    Date:02 Nov 2017

    Option:(B)
    The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has increased the maximum age of joining National Pension Scheme (NPS) Private Sector from the 60 to 65 years of age to increase the pension coverage in the country. Now, any Indian citizen, resident or non-resident, of 60-65 years of age can join the NPS and continue up to the age of 70 years. A subscriber joining NPS after the age of 60 years will now have an option of normal exit from NPS after completion of three years. In this case, the subscriber will be required to utilise at least 40% of the corpus for purchase of annuity and the remaining amount can be withdrawn in lumpsum. However, if the subscriber wants to exit from NPS before completion of 3 years, he or she will have to utilize at-least 80% of the corpus for purchase of annuity and the remaining can be withdrawn in lumpsum. In case of death of the subscriber during his/her stay in NPS, the entire corpus will be paid to the nominee of the subscriber.
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    Q.60.The government has decided to give proxy voting rights to over ____ million non-resident Indians (NRIs) spread across the world.
    Date:13 Nov 2017

    Option:(C)
    The government has decided to give proxy voting rights to over 25 million non-resident Indians (NRIs) spread across the world.
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    Q.61.Which is the First Ever Film festival observed in India?
    Date:13 Nov 2017

    Option:(C)
    Nordic-Baltic Festival is the First Ever Film festival observed in India .
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    Q.62.The 2017 World Food India (WFI) has started in which city?
    Date:04 Nov 2017

    Option:(B)
    PM Narendra Modi has inaugurated the 3-day long World Food India (WFI) 2017 fair at the India Gate Lawns in New Delhi on November 3, 2017, which aimed to attract $10 billion investment in food processing sector and to generate 1 million jobs in the next 3 years in India. The purpose of the WFI 2017 is to transform food economy and realize the vision of doubling of farmers’ income by establishing India as a preferred investment destination and sourcing hub for the global food processing industry. Approx 200 companies from 30 countries, 18 ministerial and business delegations, etc are participating in the food fair.
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    Q.63.Which union minister has released India Youth Development Index and Report 2017?
    Date:14 Nov 2017

    Option:(A)
    Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, the Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge), has released the India Youth Development Index (YDI) and Report 2017 in New Delhi on November 13, 2017. The Index enables recognizing the high and low performing states, identifies the weak domains and informs the policy makers the priority areas of intervention for youth development in the states.
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    Q.64.The ‘Nobel Prize Series — India 2018 will be held in
    Date:06 Nov 2017

    Option:(C)
    The Goa government signed a trilateral MoU with the Department of Bio-Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India (GoI) and Nobel Media, Sweden to hold the ‘Nobel Prize Series — India 2018 (Science Impacts Life)’ to be held from February 1-28, 2018 in Goa along with a month-long exhibition brought from Nobel Museum, Sweden.
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    Q.65.The Ministry of Finance increased the maximum age of joining the National Pension System (NPS) from ______ years to _______ years.
    Date:03 Nov 2017

    Option:(C)
    The Ministry of Finance increased the maximum age of joining the National Pension System (NPS) from the existing 60 years to 65 years under NPS - Private Sector (i.e. all citizen and corporate model). In accordance with several initiatives undertaken by the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) during the last few years, now any Indian citizen, resident or non-resident, between the age of 60 - 65 years, can join NPS and continue up to the age of 70 years.
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    Q.66.What is India's rank in World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap index ?
    Date:03 Nov 2017

    Option:(C)
    India slipped 21 places on the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap index to 108, behind neighbours China and Bangladesh, primarily due to less participation of women in the economy and low wages, according to the WEF Global Gender Gap Report 2017.
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    Q.67.India launched final phase of BharatNet project to provide high-speed broadband service in all Gram Panchayats by
    Date:15 Nov 2017

    Option:(D)
    To provide high-speed broadband service in all Gram Panchayats by March 2019, government has launched its second and final phase of BharatNet project. It will be implemented at an outlay of around 34 thousand crore rupees.
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    Q.68.Which film has won the 'Best Short Film Award' at the South Asian Film Festival of Montreal (SAFFM) ?
    Date:09 Nov 2017

    Option:(A)
    Indian short film ‘The School Bag’ has won the \'Best Short Film Award\' at the South Asian Film Festival of Montreal (SAFFM). It tells a story based in Pakistan.
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    Q.69.Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded India’s sovereign ratings from its lowest investment grade “Baa3” to ____?
    Date:18 Nov 2017

    Option:(A)
    International rating agency Moody’s Investors Service has recently upgraded the Government of India (GoI)’s local and foreign currency issuer ratings to Baa2 from its lowest investment grade (Baa3) and changed the outlook on the rating to stable from positive. Moody’s has also upgraded India’s local currency senior unsecured rating to Baa2 from Baa3 and its short-term local currency rating to P-2 from P-3.
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    Q.70.Which country hosted the 4th Global Conference on Sustained Eradication of Child Labour?
    Date:18 Nov 2017

    Option:(B)
    Since 1997, countries around the world have shared knowledge on policies and good practices, and have committed to eliminate child labor in a series of global conferences held in Oslo (1997), The Hague (2010) and Brasilia (2013). The IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour was organized by the Government of Argentina and was held in Buenos Aires.\r\n
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    Q.71.Which organisations has been named as the recipient of the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice, 2017 ?
    Date:12 Nov 2017

    Option:(C)
    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been named as the recipient of the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice, 2017. The UNHCR provides humanitarian aid to innumerable people internally displaced by conflicts and helping stateless people all over the world. Harmony Foundation has instituted the only official award in memory of Mother Teresa. Harmony Foundation\'s theme for 2017 is Compassion Beyond Borders.
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    Q.72.Which country to host the 12th edition of East Asia Summit (EAS-2017)?
    Date:11 Nov 2017

    Option:(D)
    The 12th edition of East Asia Summit (EAS) will be held in Angeles, Philippines on November 13–14, 2017. It is a unique Leaders-led forum of 18 countries of the Asia-Pacific region formed to further the objectives of regional peace, security and prosperity.
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    Q.73.Which country is hosting the International Conference on “Ramayan Circuit and Mithila-Awadh Relations”?
    Date:04 Nov 2017

    Option:(A)
    The International Conference on “Ramayan Circuit and Mithila-Awadh Relations” has started at Janakpur in Nepal on November 3, 2017. Eminent experts from India and Nepal are participating in 2-day event. It must be noted that during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Nepal Visit in 2014, an agreement was signed between India and Nepal to develop Ayodhya and Janakpur as twin cities.
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    Q.74.पुढील कोणत्या शब्दाचा वापर गेल्या बारा महिन्यांमध्ये तब्बल ३६५ पटींनी वाढल्याचे ब्रिटनमधील शब्दकोषकारांना आढळले असून कॉलिन्स डिक्शनरीने हा शब्द ‘वर्ड ऑफ दि इयर’ शब्द ठरला आहे . ?
    Date:05 Nov 2017

    Option:(A)
    ‘फेक न्यूज’ (Fake News) या शब्दाचा वापर गेल्या बारा महिन्यांमध्ये तब्बल ३६५ पटींनी वाढल्याचे ब्रिटनमधील शब्दकोषकारांना आढळले. ट्रम्प यांनी सन २०१६ च्या अमेरिकन अध्यक्षीय निवडणुकीमध्ये वारंवार या शब्दाचा वापर केल्यामुळे प्रसारमाध्यमांमधूनही या शब्दाचा होणारा उल्लेख वाढला. ‘वार्तांकनाच्या आड राहून पसरवली जाणारी चुकीची आणि सनसनाटी माहिती’ अशी या शब्दाची व्याख्या करण्यात आली आहे.‘फेक न्यूज’सोबत ‘वर्ड ऑफ दि इयर’च्या शर्यतीमध्ये ‘ब्रेक्झिट’हा शब्दही होता. जून २०१६ मध्ये ब्रिटनने युरोपियन महासंघातून (ईयू) बाहेर पडण्यासाठी घेतलेल्या जनमताला ‘ब्रेक्झिट’ असे संबोधण्यात आले होते. तथापि, ‘ब्रेक्झिट’पेक्षा ‘फेक न्यूज’चा वापर अधिक असल्याचे आढळले.‘विधान; तसेच आरोप म्हणून केला जाणारा ‘फेक न्यूज’ या शब्दाचा वापर वाढला असून, हा शब्द समाजाचा वार्तांकनावरील विश्वास कमी करण्यामध्ये महत्त्वाची भूमिका बजावत आहे,’ असे कॉलिन्स डिक्शनरीच्या भाषिक आशय विभागाच्या प्रमुख हेलेन न्यूस्टेड यांनी सांगितले.अमेरिकन अध्यक्षीय निवडणूक प्रक्रियेमध्ये रशियाने हस्तक्षेप केल्याचे वृत्त प्रसारमाध्यमांकडून प्रसिद्ध केले जात असताना ट्रम्प यांनी त्यावर ‘फेक न्यूज’चा कारखाना जोमाने काम करत आहे,’ अशा शब्दांत पलटवार केला होता. ट्रम्प यांच्यानंतर ब्रिटनच्या पंतप्रधान थेरेसा मे आणि विरोधी पक्षनेते जेरेमी कॉर्बिन यांनीही हा शब्द वापरला होता.
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    Q.75.The 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting was held in
    Date:14 Nov 2017

    Option:(B)
    Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting was held in Da Nang, Vietnam. The theme of this meeting was ‘Creating New Dynamism, Fostering a Shared Future’. Leaders of 21 Pacific Rim countries attended this meeting. This was the first APEC meeting for several leaders including United States President Donald Trump, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. The APEC summit for 2018 will be held in Papua New Guinea.
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    Q.76.Which country has unveiled Asia's largest artificial island-building ship ?
    Date:06 Nov 2017

    Option:(B)
    China unveiled Asia\'s largest artificial island-building ship. The 140-metre-long vessel, which has been dubbed as \"magic island maker\", is capable of digging 6,000 cubic metres an hour, which is equivalent to three standard swimming pools.
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    Q.77.The 31st ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Summit was held in
    Date:15 Nov 2017

    Option:(D)
    The 31st ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Summit was held in Manila, Philippines. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte chaired the summit. The Summit, with the theme \"Partnering for Change, Engaging the World\". The ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS) 2017 is a 3-day conference of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ABAC) being held from November 12 to November 14.
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    Q.78.Which country held it's first official-level talks in Manila, Philippines with a focus on keeping the India-Pacific region "free and open" ?
    Date:16 Nov 2017

    Option:(D)
    India, the United States, Japan and Australia held their first official-level talks in Manila, Philippines with a focus on keeping the India-Pacific region \"free and open\". After the meeting, India, Australia and Japan issued separate statements listing the Indo-Pacific as the major area of the deliberations and resolved to expand cooperation to uphold a rules-based order and respect for international law in the strategically important region.
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    Q.79.Which country to host the Organic World Congress (OWC) – 2017?
    Date:09 Nov 2017

    Option:(D)
    The 19th edition of Organic World Congress (OWC- 2017) will be held at India Expo Centre in Greater Noida from Nov 9-11. The International Federation of Organic Farming Movements (IFOAM) and OAFI are organizing the event where 55 seeds group from 15 Indian states will showcase 4,000 varieties of seeds. It will see the participation of 1,400 representatives from 110 countries, and 2000 delegates from India.
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    Q.80.Which country has been re-elected as the member of the UNESCO’s executive board ?
    Date:11 Nov 2017

    Option:(A)
    India has been re-elected as the member of the UNESCO’s executive board, its top decision-making body. The election was held at the 39th session of the General Conference of the UNESCO in Paris, France.
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    Q.81. India’s rank in the latest World Bank (WB)’s Ease of Doing Business ranking 2018
    Date:01 Nov 2017

    Option:(B)
    India has gained 30 places to rank 100th among 190 countries in the latest ease of doing business ranking by the World Bank (WB), in its Doing Business 2018 report. The improvement was due to a slew of reforms in taxation, licensing, investor protection and bankruptcy resolution. New Zealand has topped the list, followed by Singapore, Denmark, South Korea, Hong Kong, United States and United Kingdom.
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    Q.82.“PRABAL DOSTYK – 2017″ is a joint training exercise between India and
    Date:02 Nov 2017

    Option:(B)
    The 14-day joint training exercise “PRABAL DOSTYK – 2017” has started between the Indian Army and the Kazakhstan Army at Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh. The purpose of the joint exercise is to enhance the military ties between the two countries as also at achieving interoperability between the two armies.
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    Q.83.The joint training exercise “PRABAL DOSTYK – 2017″ has started between India and which country?
    Date:04 Nov 2017

    Option:(D)
    The 14-day joint training exercise “PRABAL DOSTYK – 2017” has started between the Indian Army and the Kazakhstan Army at Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh. The purpose of the joint exercise is to enhance the military ties between the two countries as also at achieving interoperability between the two armies. The training contingents comprise of platoon strength from the 11th Gorkha Rifles of the Indian Army and a similar strength of the Kazakhstan Army.
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    Q.84.Which is the first country to partner with social networking site Facebook on disaster response ?
    Date:13 Nov 2017

    Option:(C)
    India is the first country to partner with social networking site Facebook on disaster response, Union minister Kiren Rijiju announced at the inaugural meeting of the ‘India Disaster Response Summit’, organised jointly by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Facebook. The programme will be piloted in two disaster-prone states – Assam and Uttarakhand.
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    Q.85.India’s first-ever conservation reserve for the blackbuck will come up in which city?
    Date:04 Nov 2017

    Option:(C)
    India’s first-ever conservation reserve for black buck will come up on over 126 hectares in the trans-Yamuna region of Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. The State cabinet has recently approved a Blackbuck Conservation Reserve in the Meja forest division that is known for its rocky, undulating and arid terrain. For this, the U.P. government evoked Section 36 A (1) and (2) of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, to declare the conservation reserve. With this, the conservation of blackbuck can be done in an effective way. It will also create awareness about biodiversity conservation and provide opportunities for people’s participation. Eco-tourism will be encouraged and locals will get opportunities for employment.
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    Q.86.Which state to host the second edition of Nobel Prize Series – India?
    Date:04 Nov 2017

    Option:(B)
    Recently, the Department of Biotechnology has signed a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nobel Media AB and the Goa government to host the Nobel Prize Series – India during February 1-2, 2018 in Goa. It will address the core issues of knowledge, education, science, infrastructure and jobs. With interactions scheduled between school students and Nobel laureates, it will drive a passion for science. The Nobel Prize Series aims to stimulate creative thinking by bringing together Nobel laureates, other experts and learners. It would involve exhibitions, conferences, lectures, roundtables, etc. and inspire engagement in science, literature and peace. The first edition of Nobel Prize Series-India was held in Gujarat in January 2017.
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    Q.87.What is India’s rank in the 2017 World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap index?
    Date:04 Nov 2017

    Option:(D)
    India slipped 21 places on the 2017 World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap index to rank 108th among 144 countries, primarily due to less participation of women in the economy and low wages. According to the WEF Global Gender Gap Report 2017, India has closed 67% of its gender gap, less than many of its international peers, and some of its neighbours like Bangladesh ranked 47th while China was placed at 100th.The index is topped by the Iceland, followed by Norway, Finland, Rwanda and Sweden. As per the report, the global average annual earnings for a female stood at $12,000, while for a male it was as high as $21,000.
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    Q.88.The Assam government has recently signed MoU with which country for skilling state’s youth?
    Date:04 Nov 2017

    Option:(A)
    The Assam government has recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) and Terms of Reference (ToR) with Singapore for skilling over 78,000 rural youths in the state by 2019 and greening Guwahati. The MoU and ToR for setting up the North East Skills Centre (NESC) was signed between Skill, Employment and Entrepreneurship Department of Assam government and ITE Education Service of Singapore. The NESC will train up to 400 students each year. The MoU for Guwahati city’s greening was inked between the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority and Singapore Corporation Enterprise.
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    Q.89.Which country to host the Organic World Congress (OWC) – 2017?
    Date:08 Nov 2017

    Option:(A)
    The 19th edition of Organic World Congress (OWC- 2017) will be held at India Expo Centre in Greater Noida from Nov 9-11. The International Federation of Organic Farming Movements (IFOAM) and OAFI are organizing the event where 55 seeds group from 15 Indian states will showcase 4,000 varieties of seeds. It will see the participation of 1,400 representatives from 110 countries, and 2000 delegates from India.
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    Q.90.The bi-annual multilateral exercise ‘Blue Flag-17’ has started in which country?
    Date:04 Nov 2017

    Option:(C)
    The bi-annual multilateral exercise ‘Blue Flag-17’ has started at Uvda Air Force Base in Israel from November 2 to 16, 2017. In it, 45 member contingent of the Indian Air Force (IAF) is participating with the C-130J special operations aircraft along with Garud commandos. This is the first time the IAF is operating with Israeli AF in a multilateral exercise setting. Ex Blue Flag will give an opportunity to the IAF to share and learn best practices with some of the best professionals from other Air Forces. The purpose of the exercise is to strengthen military cooperation amongst participating nations.
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    Q.91.इस्त्रायलमध्ये २ ते १६ नोव्हेंबरदरम्यान बहुपक्षीय युद्धसराव “ब्लू फ्लॅग-१७’मध्ये पुढील कोणत्या देशाचा सहभाग नाही ?
    Date:05 Nov 2017

    Option:(C)
    इस्त्रायलमधील या युद्धसरावासाठी सी-१३० जे सुपर हरक्‍यूलिस विमानासह वायुसेनाचे ४५ सदस्यीय पथक इस्त्रायलमध्ये दाखल झाले आहे. या भारतीय पथकात गरुड कमांडोंचाही समावेश आहे. हे पथक इस्त्रायलमध्ये २ ते १६ नोव्हेंबरदरम्यान बहुपक्षीय युद्धसराव “ब्लू फ्लॅग-१७’मध्ये सहभागी होणार आहे. इस्त्रायलमधील उवादा येथे होणा-या युद्धसरावात भारत आणि इस्त्रायलशिवाय अमेरिका, फ्रान्स, जर्मनी, इटली, युनान आणि पोलंड आदी देश सहभागी होत आहेत. इस्त्रायलमध्ये होणा-या युद्धसरावात पहिल्यांदाच भारताने विशेष पथक पाठविले आहे. यावर्षी पंतप्रधान नरेंद्र मोदी यांनी इस्त्रायलचा दौरा केला होता. त्यानंतर युद्धसरावास भारताला परवाणगी मिळाली असल्याचे मानले जात आहे.एका अधिका-याने सांगितले की, “ब्लू फ्लॅग-१७′ हा बहुपक्षीय युद्धसराव आहे. यातील सहभागी देशांमध्ये लष्करी सहकार्याचे बळ वाढविणे हे लक्ष्य आहे. उवादा वायुसेना तळावर होणा-या या युद्धसरावात वायुसेनाचे कौशल व सामर्थ्य दाखवेल. या युद्धसरावात भारतीय वायुसेनाला इस्त्रायल वायुसेना शिवाय जगातील अन्य सर्वोत्कृष्ट सैनिकांचे युद्ध कौशल समजण्याची आणि शिकण्याची संधी मिळणार आहे. इस्त्रायलमध्ये होणा-या “ब्लू फ्लॅग’ युद्धसरावाचे हे तिसरे सत्र आहे. पहिल्यांदा २०१३ मध्ये “ब्लू फ्लॅग’ झाला होता. त्यानंतर २०१५ मध्ये झालेल्या युद्धसरावात पोलंड, ग्रीस आणि अमेरिका यांनी सहभाग घेतला होता. यावेळी होणारा युद्धसराव सर्वात मोठा युद्धसराव मानला जात आहे. यात जगातील सात समर्थशाली वायुसेना एकमेकांसोबत सराव करणार आहे.
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    Q.92.जैशे मोहंमदचा म्होरक्‍या मसूद अजहरला आंतरराष्ट्रीय दहशतवादी घोषित करण्याच्या संयुक्त राष्ट्रसंघाच्या सुरक्षा परिषदेच्या प्रस्तावाला पुढील कोणत्या देशाने आपला विरोध अद्याप कायम ठेवला आहे. ?
    Date:05 Nov 2017

    Option:(A)
    जैशे मोहंमदचा म्होरक्‍या मसूद अजहरला आंतरराष्ट्रीय दहशतवादी घोषित करण्याच्या संयुक्त राष्ट्रसंघाच्या सुरक्षा परिषदेच्या प्रस्तावाला चीनने आपला विरोध अद्याप कायम ठेवला आहे.मसूद अजहरला आंतरराष्ट्रीय दहशतवादी म्हणून घोषित करण्याच्या प्रस्तावाबाबत अजूनही एकमत झाले नसल्याचे चीनने म्हटले आहे. चीन परराष्ट्र मंत्रालयाने भारत आणि पाकिस्तानने याबाबत चर्चा करावी, असे म्हटले आहे.अजहरला जागतिक दहशतवादी म्हणून घोषित करण्याचे भारताने आवाहन केल्यानंतर अमेरिका आणि ब्रिटनने यासंदर्भात सुरक्षा परिषदेत प्रस्ताव मांडला होता. मात्र, फेब्रुवारीत चीनने या प्रस्तावावर नकाराधिकार वापरला. त्यानंतर पुन्हा अमेरिकेने हा प्रस्ताव आणला. मात्र, ऑगस्टमध्ये चीनने पुन्हा खोडा घातला. तीन महिन्यांसाठी हा प्रस्ताव बासनात गुंडाळून ठेवला. आता त्याची मुदत संपत असताना चीनने आपल्या भूमिकेचा आज पुनरुच्चार केला.चीन परराष्ट्र मंत्रालयाचे प्रवक्ते हुआ चुनयिंग म्हणाले की, तांत्रिक कारणाच्या आधारावर चीनने अजहर प्रकरणात हस्तक्षेप केला होता. या भूमिकेवर अजूनही चीन ठाम आहे. अर्थात, सुरक्षा परिषदेतील १५ पैकी १४ देश या प्रस्तावाच्या बाजूने आहेत, मात्र चीनने या प्रस्तावावर आक्षेप घेतल्याने घोडे अडले आहे.सुरक्षा परिषदेच्या नियमानुसार सुरक्षा परिषदेच्या सर्व सदस्यांची मंजुरी असणे बंधनकारक आहे. जर मसूदला आंतरराष्ट्रीय दहशतवादी म्हणून घोषित केले तर त्याच्या प्रवासावर आणि मालमत्तेवर टाच येईल.
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    Q.93.The 10th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES) has begun in
    Date:15 Nov 2017

    Option:(B)
    The 10th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES) has begun in Kathmandu, Nepal. The theme of 3-day summit is “Deepening Economic Integration for Inclusive and Sustainable Development in South Asia”. The summit is being organised by National Planning Commission and Ministry of Commerce of Nepal and South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment, Nepal.
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    Q.94.What is the theme of World Tsunami Awareness Day 2017?
    Date:07 Nov 2017

    Option:(D)
    Theme of World Tsunami Awareness Day 2017 is Reduce the Number of Affected People .
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    Q.95.Which date is observed as National Press Day ?
    Date:17 Nov 2017

    Option:(D)
    National Press Day is celebrated on November 16 to commemorate the establishment of the Press Council of India. Formed in 1966, the Press Council keeps a check on the quality of reportage provided by the Indian press.
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    Q.96.The 2017 National Legal Services Day (NLSD) is celebrated on which date in India?
    Date:12 Nov 2017

    Option:(B)
    The National Legal Services Day (NLSD) is celebrated every year on November 9 to make all people aware about the functions and their activities done by the Legal Services in India. It was first started by Supreme Court of India (SCI) in the year 1995 to provide help and support to poor and weaker sections of the society.
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    Q.97.Which date is being observed as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas ?
    Date:01 Nov 2017

    Option:(B)
    India celebrates October 31 as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day). This day marks the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who played an instrumental role in the integration of princely state with Indian Union post-independence.
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    Q.98.The 2017 Public Service Broadcasting Day (PSBD) is celebrated on which date in India?
    Date:14 Nov 2017

    Option:(B)
    The Public Service Broadcasting Day (PSBD) is observed every year on November 12 to commemorate the first and last visit of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi to the studio of All India Radio, Delhi in 1947. He addressed the displaced people, who had temporarily settled at Kurukshetra in Haryana after partition.
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    Q.99.The World Tsunami Awareness Day was observed on which day ?
    Date:06 Nov 2017

    Option:(C)
    The World Tsunami Awareness Day was observed across the world on 5 November. The theme for 2017 WTAD is \'Reduce the Number of Affected People\'. The day is celebrated to spread awareness among people across the world in matters related to the dangers of tsunami.
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    Q.100.What is the theme of the 2017 World Diabetes Day (WDD)?
    Date:15 Nov 2017

    Option:(D)
    The World Diabetes Day (WDD) is observed on November 14 to promote better diabetes management among people across the globe who are or have been suffering from the condition, which is initiated by International Diabetes Federation (IDF). The 2017 theme is “Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future”. This year, the campaign will promote the importance of affordable and equitable access for all women at risk for or living with diabetes to the essential diabetes medicines and technologies, self-management education and information they require to achieve optimal diabetes outcomes and strengthen their capacity to prevent type 2 diabetes.
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    Q.101.During 23rd GST Council meeting – held at Guwahati, Assam, the GST Council slashed rates for both AC, Non-AC restaurants to
    Date:13 Nov 2017

    Option:(A)
    During 23rd GST Council meeting – held at Guwahati, Assam, the GST Council slashed rates for both AC, Non-AC restaurants to 5% .
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    Q.102. जगातील श्रीमंतांच्या यादीत मुकेश अंबानी हे १४ व्या स्थानावर विराजमान असून आशिया खंडात ते कितव्या क्रमांकावर आहेत. ?
    Date:05 Nov 2017

    Option:(A)
    रिलायन्स इंडस्ट्रीच्या समभागांमध्ये १.२२ टक्क्यांच्या वृद्धी झाली. याबरोबरच समभागाची किंमत ९५२.३० रुपयांच्या स्तरावर पोहोचल्यामुळे मुकेश अंबानींच्या खाजगी संपत्तीत ४६६ मिलियन डॉलर्सचा नफा मिळाला आहे.दुसरीकडे चीनच्या एव्हरग्रँडे ग्रुपचे चेअरमन हुइ का यान यांच्या संपत्तीत १.२८ बिलियन डॉलरची घट होत ती ४०.६ अरब डॉलर इतक्यावर आली आहे.सध्या जगातील श्रीमंतांच्या यादीत अंबानी हे १४व्या स्थानावर विराजमान आहेत. ही यादी उद्योजकांचे स्टॉक होल्डिंग आणि रियल टाइम अॅसेट्सच्या आधारे तयार केली गेली आहे. २०१७ मध्ये मुकेश अंबानी यांच्या संपत्तीत मोठी वाढ झाली आहे.रिलायन्स इंडस्ट्रीज लिमिटेडने सप्टेंबर तिमाहीत मोठा नफा कमावला होता. कंपनीला रिफायनींग आणि पेट्रोकेमिकलच्या महसुलात मोठी वाढ झाल्याने हा नफा मिळाला आहे. कंपनीच्या एकत्रित निव्वळ नफ्यात १२.४८ टक्क्यांचा नफा मिळाला आहे.कंपनीला ३० सप्टेंबरमध्ये संपलेल्या तिमाहीत ८,१०९ कोटी रुपयांचा शुद्ध लाभ झाला आहे. यापूर्वी गेल्या वर्षीच्या याच तिमाहीत कंपनीचे उत्पन्न ७,२०९ कोटी रुपये इतके होते.
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    Q.103.Which bank makes RTGS, NEFT online transactions free recently?
    Date:08 Nov 2017

    Option:(B)
    HDFC makes RTGS, NEFT online transactions free recently.
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    Q.104.Grahak Sadak Koyla Vitaran App has been launched by ————.
    Date:08 Nov 2017

    Option:(B)
    Grahak Sadak Koyla Vitaran App has been launched by Coal India .
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    Q.105.'वर्ल्ड इकॉनॉमिक फोरम’ने जारी केलेल्या जागतिक लैंगिक असमानता निर्देशांक २०१७ या अहवालानुसार स्त्री-पुरुष आर्थिक समानतेत भारताची घसरण झाली असून १४४ देशांत भारत कितव्या स्थानावर आला आहे.?
    Date:05 Nov 2017

    Option:(B)
    स्त्री-पुरुष आर्थिक समानतेत भारताची घसरण झाली असून १४४ देशांत तो १०८व्या स्थानावर आला आहे. गेल्या वर्षी तो ८७ क्रमांकावर होता.‘वर्ल्ड इकॉनॉमिक फोरम’ने जारी केलेल्या जागतिक लैंगिक असमानता निर्देशांक २०१७ या अहवालात हे स्पष्ट करण्यात आले आहे. या यादीत आइसलँड, नॉर्वे व फिनलँड या देशांचे स्थान अव्वल असून, ४७व्या क्रमांकावर असलेला बांगला देश दक्षिण आशियात सर्वात वरच्या स्थानावर आहे.या वर्गवारीत भारताची घसरण ही ‘आरोग्य आणि जीवनमान’ आणि ‘महिलांचा आर्थिक सहभाग आणि त्यांना उपलब्ध संधी’ या दोन निर्देशांकांमुळे झाली आहे. आरोग्याच्या बाबतीत स्त्री-पुरुष असमानतेत भारत १४१व्या स्थानावर म्हणजे शेवटून चौथा आहे. स्त्रीभ्रूणहत्या आणि मुलाच्या जन्माचा आग्रह, यामुळे ही असमानता वाढत असल्याचे मत अहवालात आहे. महिलांच्या आर्थिक सहभागासंबंधातील निर्देशांकात भारत १३६ व्या स्थानावरून १३९ व्या स्थानावर आला आहे. भारतात कामाचे स्वरूप आणि परिश्रम या दोन्हीत समानता असूनही स्त्रीला कमी मेहनताना मिळतो, याकडे लक्ष वेधण्यात आले आहे. या बाबतीत भारताचे स्थान केवळ प्रचंड लैंगिक विषमता असणा-या इराण, येमेन, सौदी अरेबिया, पाकिस्तान व सीरिया यांच्या वरती आहे.
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    Q.106. यंदाचा टाटा लिटरेचर लाईव्ह पुरस्कार २०१७ पुढील कोणत्या अभिनेत्याला मिळालेला आहे. ?
    Date:05 Nov 2017

    Option:(D)
    गिरीश कर्नाड यांना यंदाचा टाटा लिटरेचर लाईव्ह पुरस्कार मिळाला असून पदमश्री आणि पदमभूषण विजेते गिरीश कर्नाड यांची ख्याती आंतरराष्ट्रीय स्तरापर्यंत पोहोचली आहे. बेंडा काल ऑन टोस्ट ही त्यांची २०१२ मधील उत्कृष्ट कलाकृती असून यात शहरी स्थलांतर पर्यावरणाची हानी यासारख्या महत्वाच्या मुद्याचा समावेश आहे.जागतिक स्तरावरील साहित्य आणि कला यामधील त्यांच्या योगदानाबद्दल त्यांना १९९९ मध्ये ज्ञानपीठ पुरस्काराने गौरविण्यात आले. याआधी हा पुरस्कार मिळविलेले व्यक्ती : अमिताव घोष यांना - २०१६, किरण नगरकर - २०१५,एम टी वासुदेवननायर - २०१४, खुशवंत सिंग - २०१३यांना याआधी हा पुरस्कार प्राप्त झाला आहे .
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