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Current Affairs 2nd January 2017

Question-1Name the new health scheme launched by Andhra Pradesh Government for the Above Poverty Line families of the state on January 1, 2017?
Ans:Arogya Raksha Scheme
Question-2With which country India exchanges a list of nuclear installations and facilities every year on January 1 under an agreement that prohibits the two countries to attack each other’s atomic facilities?
Ans: D.Pakistan
Question-3In which state is the world’s largest 11-day Gala Festival “Bargarh Dhanua Jatra” organized?
Question-4Who has been honored with the Nishan-e-Imtiaz, a civil decoration organized by Pakistan to recognize valuable services for the country?
Ans:C.Qamar Javed Bajwa 
Question-5Which state has banned the use of Purse Seine Nets for fishing across the state from January 1, 2017 to safeguard a Fingerlings fish species?
Question-6British Government is set to mint a new coin of which denomination by the end of March 2017?
Ans:B.1 Pound
Question-7A Laser walls and smart sensors are soon to be launched at which of the given International borders of India to safeguard from terrorists attacks?
Ans:D.India-Bangladesh International Borders
Question-8India’s first transgender school ‘Sahaj International’ recently started in which of the following states?
Question-9Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of Union Public Service Commission with effect from January 4, 2017?
Ans:B.David R. Syiemlieh
Question-10Which bank has partnered with CNX Corporation (CNX) to provide collateral management services for the loans sanctioned to the farmers against warehouse receipt?
Ans:C.Bank of Baroda
Question-11Which state’s Power Corporation has been awarded with “Best Performing Power Distribution Utility in Power Sector” by Central Board of Irrigation & Power (CBIP)?
Ans:A.Punjab State Power Corporation Limited
Question-12Who has been sworn in as the Vice Chief of the Air Staff (VCAS) on January 2, 2017?
Ans:C.Shirish Baban Deo
Question-13A Supreme Court Bench on January 1, 2017 ruled out that Seeking votes in name of cast, religion or language is ‘corrupt practice. Who was the head of the bench?
Ans:A.TS Thakur
Question-14A leap second was added to the Indian clock on January 1, 2017 to synchronize the Indian Standard Time (IST) with the Earth’s Rotational Clock. Who is the in charge to add leap seconds to atomic clock?
Ans:C.National Physical Laboratory (NPL)
Question-15K V Pusa, who died on January 2, 2017 at the age of 63, was the former Minister of which state?
Question-16Which former cricketer has joined as an assistant in the Australian coaching staff to prepare the team for the coming Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka?
Ans:C.Ricky Ponting
Question-17Who has won the World Blitz Chess Championship 2016?
Ans:D.Sergey Karjakin
Question-18Which organization has launched an android app MUI for the Indian Merchant Navy Officers?
Ans:A.Maritime Union of India
Question-19India successfully test fired the surface-to-surface strategic ballistic missile off Odisha coast on January 2, 2017. Name the missile.
Ans:D.Agni IV
Question-20Name the newly appointed Chief of Samajwadi Party, replacing Shivpal Singh .
Ans:C.Naresh Uttam 
Question-21Name the BCCI President who has been recently removed by the Supreme Court for violating its order of implementing Lodha Committee’s Recommendations.
Ans:B.Anurag Thakur 

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