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Sr No Questions/Answers
Q−1 Petronet, India’s largest LNG importer, has signed an agreement with which country on December 30 to set up $950 million Liquefied Natural Gas import project in that country?
Ans: ✓ Bangladesh
Q−2 Which e-commerce firm has planned to launch an “Airborne Fulfillment Center” (AFC) to deploy Drones for delivering its items in minutes?
Ans: ✓ Amazon
Q−3 Who has been conferred with the ‘Power & Energy Persona’s Award for Individual Excellence’ at the 10th ENERTIA Awards 2016 –India and South Asia’s awards for excellence in sustainable energy and power on December 29, 2016?
Ans: ✓ K M Singh
Q−4 Name the two new Hindi writers who have been conferred with the 2016  Bharatiya Jnanpith Navlekhan Award on December 29, 2016?
Ans: ✓ Shraddha and Ghyansham Devansh
Q−5 Who has been appointed as the 25th Chief Justice of Pakistan?
Ans: ✓ Mian Saqib Nisar 
Q−6 Who has won the 2016 Mubadala World Tennis Championship at Abu Dhabi?
Ans: ✓ Rafael Nadal 
Q−7 Name the actor, well known for playing character Father Mulcahy in MASH, who died on January 1, 2017.
Ans: ✓ William Christopher
Q−8 Who has been sworn in as the new Major General of Kyrgyzstan?
Ans: ✓ Shaikh Rafik Mohammed
Q−9 Name the Indian Tennis Player who has announced his retirement from the professional tennis on 01 January 2017. 
Ans: ✓ Somdev Devvarman 
Q−10 Who has been honored as the World’s Best Playmaker 2016 on December 29, 2016, by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS)?
Ans: ✓ Lionel Messi 
Q−11 The Central Government has recently permitted how many Public Sector Banks to raise Rs 2,914.038 crore from market to strengthen their capital base?
Ans: ✓ 12
Q−12 Union Government has announced to provide what percent of subvention on interest for home loans of up to Rs. 2 Lakh by rural poor in 2017?
Ans: ✓ 3%
Q−13 What percent of rebate on interest would be provided for home loan up to Rs. 9 Lakh by urban poor in 2017?
Ans: ✓ 4%
Q−14 Prime Minister Modi on December 31 has announced to convert how many Kisan Credit Card into RuPay card in the next 3 months?
Ans: ✓ 3 Crore
Q−15 What percent of interest has been decided by the Centre for the Senior Citizens on their deposits of up to 7.5 lakhs for 10 years?
Ans: ✓ 8%
Q−16 What is the new Credit Guarantee limit for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises as decided by the Union Government on December 31, 2016? 
Ans: ✓ 2 Crore
Q−17 How much financial benefit would be provided to the pregnant women in rural areas as announced by PM Modi?
Ans: ✓ Rs. 6000/-
Q−18 PM Modi on December 31 has announced to increase the number of houses to be built under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana in rural areas by what percent?
Ans: ✓ 33%
Q−19 India’s first laser technology-based advanced AVMS RTO check-post has been set up in which state?
Ans: ✓ Gujrat
Q−20 Which country has announced a plan to ban all ivory trade and processing activities in the country by the end of 2017?
Ans: ✓ In China
Q−21 What is the new extended deadline announced by the Reserve Bank of India for the Non Resident Indian (NRIs) citizens to exchange the demonetized notes?
Ans: ✓ 30rd June 2017
Q−22 Name 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
Q−23 With 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
Q−24 In which state is the world’s largest 11-day Gala Festival “Bargarh Dhanua Jatra” organized?
Ans: ✓ A.Odisha
Q−25 Who 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 
Q−26 Which state has banned the use of Purse Seine Nets for fishing across the state from January 1, 2017 to safeguard a Fingerlings fish species?
Ans: ✓ C.Maharashtra
Q−27 British Government is set to mint a new coin of which denomination by the end of March 2017?
Ans: ✓ B.1 Pound
Q−28 A 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
Q−29 India’s first transgender school ‘Sahaj International’ recently started in which of the following states?
Ans: ✓ Kerala
Q−30 Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of Union Public Service Commission with effect from January 4, 2017?
Ans: ✓ B.David R. Syiemlieh
Q−31 Which 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
Q−32 Which 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
Q−33 Who has been sworn in as the Vice Chief of the Air Staff (VCAS) on January 2, 2017?
Ans: ✓ C.Shirish Baban Deo
Q−34 A 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
Q−35 A 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)
Q−36 K V Pusa, who died on January 2, 2017 at the age of 63, was the former Minister of which state?
Ans: ✓ B.Nagaland
Q−37 Which 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
Q−38 Who has won the World Blitz Chess Championship 2016?
Ans: ✓ D.Sergey Karjakin
Q−39 Which organization has launched an android app MUI for the Indian Merchant Navy Officers?
Ans: ✓ A.Maritime Union of India
Q−40 India successfully test fired the surface-to-surface strategic ballistic missile off Odisha coast on January 2, 2017. Name the missile.
Ans: ✓ D.Agni IV
Q−41 Name the newly appointed Chief of Samajwadi Party, replacing Shivpal Singh .
Ans: ✓ C.Naresh Uttam 
Q−42 Name 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 
Q−43 Which country has passed a Hindu Marriages Bill on January 2, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Pakistan
Q−44 The Maharashtra Government unveiled the portrait of which social reformer in the general assembly hall of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on January 2, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Prabodhankar Thackeray
Q−45 India’s first 700 MW Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR) will have its trial run in which state?
Ans: ✓ In Gujarat City
Q−46 What is the theme of the 5-Day Indian Science Congress 2017?
Ans: ✓ Science and Technology for National Development (STND)
Q−47 Where is the 104th Indian Science Congress organized?
Ans: ✓ Andhra Pradesh 
Q−48 Which country has signed an agreement with India to release the fishermen in each other’s custody and find permanent solution to the fishermen issues?
Ans: ✓ Sri Lanka
Q−49 Name the Grand Slam Champion who announced her retirement from Professional Tennis on January 1, 2017.
Ans: ✓ Li Xiaoxia
Q−50 Which country on December 25 supplied 4 Sukhoi Su-35 Fighter Jets to China after a delay of two years?
Ans: ✓ Russia
Q−51 Sports Ministry constituted a committee on January 2, 2017 to suggest improvements in the National Sports Development Code. Who will be the head of the Committee?
Ans: ✓ Injeti Srinivas
Q−52 What is the rank of India among the countries offering the highest average annual salary to expatriates on the basis of HSBC Expat survey 2016?
Ans: ✓ 3rd
Q−53 Who has been appointed as the 9th UN Secretary General?
Ans: ✓ Antonio Guterres
Q−54 Name the android app recently launched by Government of India that has topped the chart of Google Play Store to become the most famous app in the country.
Q−55 The Union Government has kept interest rates on Small Savings Schemes unchanged for the fourth quarter of 2016-17. What is the interest rate on Kisan Vikas Patra?
Ans: ✓ 7.7 Percent
Q−56 H S Mahadev Prasad who died of a massive heart attack on January 3, 2017 was the Minister of which state?
Ans: ✓ Karnataka
Q−57 Which among the given Departments on January 2, 2017 directed that Consumers Can Waive Off Service Charge in Restaurants if Dissatisfied with Services?
Ans: ✓ Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)
Q−58 Name the Booker Prize Winning Art Critic who died died on January 2, 2017 at the age of 90.
Ans: ✓ John Berger
Q−59 Many PSUs and private banks reduced their benchmark lending rate, MCLR, by up to 1.48 percent on January 3, 2017 enabling cheaper loans to publiC.What does MCLR stands for?
Ans: ✓ Marginal Cost of Funds based Lending Rate
Q−60 Name the famous French Olympic skiing Gold Medalist of 1960s who died on January 2, 2017 at the age of 83?
Ans: ✓ Jean Vuarnet
Q−61 Who has recently been appointed as the Ambassador of India to the Oriental Republic of Uruguay?
Ans: ✓ Sanjiv Ranjan
Q−62 Coca-Cola India has partnered with which bank to educate the retailers on digital transaction?
Ans: ✓ SBI (State Bank of India)
Q−63 Which bank has tied with the artificial intelligence firm Niki.ai to launch OnChat Chatbot on Facebook’s Messenger platform?
Ans: ✓ HDFC Bank
Q−64 Which country has recently launched its first freight train to London?
Ans: ✓ China
Q−65 When is the World Braille Day observed?
Ans: ✓ 4th Jan
Q−66 As per the decision of the leading Indian Oil Firms how much discount would be provided to the people who make payment online for their liquefied petroleum gas cylinders?
Ans: ✓ RS 5
Q−67 Consumer electrical goods manufacturer Bajaj Electricals has tied up with which bank to provide digitized payment to its vendor using blockchain technology?
Ans: ✓ Yes Bank
Q−68 The year 2017 will see Assembly Election polls in how many states?
Ans: ✓ 5-States
Q−69 Name the country which has announced first-of-its-kind initiative to offer some basic pay to unemployed citizens every month selected on random basis.
Ans: ✓ Finland
Q−70 Which among the given states has signed an agreement with the Power Ministry to join the UDAY Scheme on January 4, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Assam
Q−71 The Union Ministry of Urban Development has started the Swachh Survekshan 2017 from January 4, 2017 to encourage competition for improving sanitation standards. How many cities would be covered under the Survey?
Ans: ✓ 500 Cities
Q−72 Government has recently approved new Ganga Cleaning Projects. As per the approval, new Sewage Treatment Plant would be set up in which cities?
Ans: ✓ Haridwar and Varanasi
Q−73 With which country Union Cabinet on January 4, 2017, approved singing an agreement for cooperation and mutual assistance in Customs Matters?
Ans: ✓ Uruguay
Q−74 On January 4, 2017, the Union Cabinet has given its approval to sign an agreement for cooperation in the field of Agriculture and allied sectors with which country?
Ans: ✓ Kenya and Uruguay
Q−75 Name the Mobile commerce and payments firm that’s has received the final approval from RBI to operate as Payment Bank.
Ans: ✓ PayTM
Q−76 Which solar power producing firm has recently commissioned 150 MW solar project in Punjab?
Ans: ✓ Azure Power
Q−77 What was the growth rate of India’s core sector for November 2016 as per the data of Commerce and Industry Ministry?
Ans: ✓ 4.9 Percent
Q−78 Name the initiative launched by technology giant Google to enable the small businesses to set up website from their smart phones.
Ans: ✓ My Business
Q−79 Who has been appointed as the new Executive Director (ED) of Reserve Bank of India replacing U S Paliwal?
Ans: ✓ Surekha Marandi
Q−80 Name the United Kingdom diplomat who has resigned as Britain’s Ambassador to EU?
Ans: ✓ Sir Ivan Rogers
Q−81 A Mobile App has been developed by the District Administration of Ludhiana to conduct fair and transparent election in the district. Name the App.
Ans: ✓ ECI360
Q−82 The United Nation has recognized the year 2017 as ___________?
Ans: ✓ International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
Q−83 Who has been inducted as the 82nd player into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame on January 3, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Arthur Morris
Q−84 On January 3, 2017, Google dedicated its Doodle to a social reformer and renowned poet to pay tribute on her 186th birth anniversary. Name the social reformer.
Ans: ✓ Savitribai Phule
Q−85 Name the Ministry that has launched a Web Portal and the Mobile App for Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) scheme on January 4, 2017.
Ans: ✓ Ministry of Power
Q−86 Who has been elected as the new president of Haiti?
Ans: ✓ Jovenel Moise
Q−87 Name the new organ discovered in the digestive system by the Ireland’s Scientists which was unknown since 100 years.
Ans: ✓ Mesentery
Q−88 Name the new UK’s ambassador to the European Union (EU) after the resignation of Sir Ivan Rogers.
Ans: ✓ Sir Tim Barrow
Q−89 Name the newly appointed Chairman of Tata Power Co Ltd in place of Cyrus Mistry.
Ans: ✓ S Padmanabhan
Q−90 Who has been nominated as the Managing Director for IBM’s India operations replacing Vanitha Narayana?
Ans: ✓ Karan Bajwa
Q−91 Who has been appointed as the Chief Human Resources Officer for the Capgemini India operation effective from January 1, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Anil Jalali
Q−92 Which bank has tied up with Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) to boost venture capital investment in MSME Sector?
Ans: ✓ Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)
Q−93 Where was the International Conference on “Yoga for Diabetes” organized on January 4, 2017?
Ans: ✓ New Delhi
Q−94 Which Ministry has recently launched an IPR Enforcement Toolkit for the Police Department of all the states to enable them better deal with IP crimes?
Ans: ✓ Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Q−95 In Partnership with which industry, the Guwahati Biotech Park organized the Assam Biotech Conclave 2017 on January 5, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Federation of Industry & Commerce of North Eastern Region (FINER)
Q−96 Where was 350th Prakash Utsav organized to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh?
Ans: ✓ Patna
Q−97 Indian Cricketer MS Dhoni on January 4, 2017 stepped down as the captain of the Indian Team. How many One Day International (ODI) Matches have been captained by Dhoni?
Ans: ✓ 199
Q−98 Name the Accident Insurance Scheme launched by the Karnataka Bank for its Saving Bank (SB) Account Customers.
Ans: ✓ KBL Suraksha
Q−99 Name the book recently released on the former President APJ Abdul Kalam by the Vice President Hamid Ansari.
Ans: ✓ The People’s President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Q−100 Gangmumei Kabui  who died on January 5, 2017 at the age  of 77 was former Minister of which state?
Ans: ✓ Manipur
Q−101 The last survivor of the Sitar Trinity and the inventor of Jafferkhani Baaj music style died on January 4, 2017 at the age of 88 in Mumbai. Name that Sitar Maestro.
Ans: ✓ Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan
Q−102 Recently a 105 year old man from France made a record of cycling 14 miles in an hour at a race in Paris. Name the Cyclist.
Ans: ✓ Robert Marchand
Q−103 Which country has won the 2016 SAFF Women’s Championship?
Ans: ✓ India
Q−104 The veteran actor Om Puri died in first week of January 2017. Which of the following is the film that he was not a part of?
Ans: ✓  
Q−105 NASA is sending first African-American to space station in 2018. What is his/her name?
Ans: ✓  Jeanette Epps
Q−106 Which of the following companies launched the training program, named Digital Unlocked, for Indian small and medium businesses? 
Ans: ✓ Google
Q−107 Who of the following is NOT a part of the Panel constituted by Sports Ministry for drafting National Sports Development Code?
Ans: ✓ Pullela Gopichand
Q−108 Researchers have recently discovered a new organ. Where is the organ located?
Ans: ✓ Digestive System 
Q−109 Which Indian-American has been appointed in a key White House position by US President-Elect Donald Trump?
Ans: ✓ Raj Shah
Q−110 Who of the following was appointed the Vice Chief of Army Staff?
Ans: ✓ Lieutenant General Sarath Chand
Q−111 The ninth edition of JIFF is set to begin tomorrow. Which city will be playing the host to this film festival?
Ans: ✓ Jaipur 
Q−112 Which country is the latest to express interest in associating itself with India’s smart cities mission?
Ans: ✓ Japan
Q−113 Which state has decided to make one of its commercial hubs completely vehicle-free?
Ans: ✓ Delhi 
Q−114 Tony Atkinson who died recently was an eminent British
Ans: ✓ Economist
Q−115 Union Cabinet approved to sign a MoU with this country in the field of agriculture and allied sectors.
Ans: ✓ Kenya
Q−116 It is with this multilateral organisation Indian officials discussed issues regarding sharing of waters with Pakistan under the Indus Water Treaty.
Ans: ✓ World Bank
Q−117 Justice C. G. Weeramantry who died on January 5 at 90 was an eminent lawyer serving which country?
Ans: ✓ Sri Lanka
Q−118 Who has been named as the international event ambassador for the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2017?
Ans: ✓ David Rudisha
Q−119 Saral Deb who passed away recently at the age of 82 was the former minister of which Indian state?
Ans: ✓ West Bengal
Q−120 Name the winner of the Under-19 British Junior Open 2017 ?
Ans: ✓ Velavan Senthilkumar
Q−121 Which High Court has approved the merger of two subsidiaries of PVR Ltd- PVR Leisure and Lettuce effective from April 1, 2015?
Ans: ✓ Delhi High Court
Q−122 Who has been appointed as the head of the Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT)? 
Ans: ✓ General Raheel Sharif
Q−123 Mario Soares who died on January 7 at the age of 92 had served as the Prime Minister as well as the President of which country?
Ans: ✓ Portugal
Q−124 The Aurobindo Pharma has signed a deal to acquire the Portugal’s Generis for what amount?
Ans: ✓ 135 million euros
Q−125 Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador for Asian Paints Ultima Protek on January 7, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Ranbir Kapoor
Q−126 Suvidha Prepaid Card service has been launched by which bank?
Ans: ✓ UCO Bank
Q−127 China is to set up world’s highest altitude telescopes in which of the given region?
Ans: ✓ Tibet.
Q−128 Which state has launched first of its kind 24 X 7 call-center facility for the forest department of the state?
Ans: ✓ Maharashtra
Q−129 The 7-day International Kite Festival has been organized in which Indian state from January 8, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Gujarat
Q−130 Where was the All India Conference of Waqf Boards organized?
Ans: ✓ New Delhi
Q−131 The deadline for the conversion of the Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) card into OCI (Overseas citizen of India) Cards has been extended from December 31, 2016 to  _________ .
Ans: ✓ 30-Jun-17
Q−132 Which scheme was launched by PM Modi on 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas for the for the Indian Youths seeking employment Overseas?
Ans: ✓ Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PKVY)
Q−133 Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani who passed away on January 8 was the former President of which country?
Ans: ✓ Iran
Q−134 Name the winners of the Men’s Double title at the 2017 Chennai Open.
Ans: ✓ Rohan Bopanna & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan
Q−135 Name the eminent personality honoured by the US Embassy for contribution towards the India-US Partnership on Tuberculosis.
Ans: ✓ Amitabh Bachchan
Q−136 Who has been named as the new brand ambassador of Smartphone brand Gionee?
Ans: ✓ Virat Kohli
Q−137 Who has been appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive of the SBI Pension Funds Pvt Ltd?
Ans: ✓ Kumar Sharadindu
Q−138 Name the movie that won record breaking each category award it was nominated for at the 74th Golden Globes Award.
Ans: ✓ La La Land
Q−139 Who has been conferred with the 2017 Scientific & Technical Awards for the facial-performance-capture technology at Sony Pictures Imageworks by the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences?
Ans: ✓ Parag Havaldar
Q−140 The General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR) has been scheduled to come into effect from ____________
Ans: ✓ 1-Apr-17
Q−141 The Rajasthan Government has collaborated with which firm to develop Jaipur as the next start-up destination after Bengaluru?
Ans: ✓ Cisco
Q−142 Pakistan successfully test fired its first Submarine-Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM) on January 9. Name the missile.
Ans: ✓ Babur-3
Q−143 Which bank has recently waived off the Merchant Discount Rate (MDR) for one year on debit card transaction for small merchants with annual turnover of Rs. 20 lakh?
Ans: ✓ State Bank of India
Q−144 Which bank has recently introduced a humanoid robot IRA for easy service to customers?
Ans: ✓ HDFC Bank
Q−145 Which state has recently launched its own e-wallet Tokapoisa.in to enable the residents perform digital transaction?
Ans: ✓ Assam
Q−146 In which district of Andhra Pradesh is the new campus for the National Disaster Response Force’s (NDRFs) 10th Battalion being built?
Ans: ✓ Krishna
Q−147 In which city of Andhra Pradesh was the first Digi Dham Mela of the state organized? 
Ans: ✓ Vijaywada
Q−148 Who has been named for the Life Time Achievement award at the 9th Jaipur International Film Festival?
Ans: ✓ Ramesh Prasad
Q−149 Where is the World’s Largest Street Light Replacement Programme been launched by the Power Ministry? 
Ans: ✓ New Delhi
Q−150 What was the theme of the 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) Convention 2017?
Ans: ✓ Redefining Engagement with the Indian Diaspora
Q−151 The Polish military officer and renowned socialist, mostly known for coining the term Liquid Modernity, who died on January 9 at the age of 91. Who is he ?
Ans: ✓ Zygmunt Bauman
Q−152 When is the World Hindi day celebrated?
Ans: ✓ 10-Jan
Q−153 The Biography “Akhada” is based on the life of which Indian Wrestler?
Ans: ✓ Mahavir Singh Phogat
Q−154 Roman Herzog who died on January 10, 2017 was the former President of which country?
Ans: ✓ Germany
Q−155 Name the winner of the 2017 Scottish Junior Open Squash championship ?
Ans: ✓ Shreyas Mehta
Q−156 Who won the gold medal in the Thai Boxing Championship at national level ?
Ans: ✓ Abbu Ammaz
Q−157 Who has clinched the men’s single title in the 2017 Chennai Open Championship ?
Ans: ✓ Roberto Bautista Agut
Q−158 Recently Botanical Survey of India scientists discovered a new species of ginger named, Zingiber pseudosquarrosum, having medicinal properties. In which region was it discovered?
Ans: ✓ Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Q−159 The Ministry of Health is soon to introduce a new vaccine in the Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) from February 2017. Name that vaccine.
Ans: ✓ Measles-Rubella Vaccine
Q−160 Name the Chinese rocket that successfully launched three satellites into space on January 9, 2017.
Ans: ✓ Kuaizhou-1A
Q−161 The Indian space agency ISRO has signed a partnership pact with which country’s space agency for satellite launch technology?
Ans: ✓ CNES, France
Q−162 Name the advanced towed artillery gun system that was successfully test-tried by the Indian Army recently in the Himalayas.
Ans: ✓ Dhanush
Q−163 Who has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Flipkart on January 9, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Kalyan Krishnamurthy
Q−164 How many Indian-American scientists have been named by the US President Barach Obama for the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) on January 10, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Four
Q−165 Who has won the FIFA World’s Best Player of the Year 2016 on January 9, 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland ?
Ans: ✓ Cristiano Ronaldo
Q−166 Recently Axis Bank introduced the block chain service and became the third bank to do so. Which bank used the block chain technology for the first time?
Ans: ✓ ICICI Bank
Q−167 In which state is the first edition of the Nobel Prize Series Exhibition organized on January 9, 2017 ?
Ans: ✓ Gujarat
Q−168 Where was the 20th National Conference on e-Governance organized from January 9-10, 2017 ?
Ans: ✓ Andhra Pradesh
Q−169 India’s largest public wi-fi service has been launched recently in which Indian state?
Ans: ✓ Maharashtra
Q−170 Which state has recently launched India’s first Student Startup and Innovation Policy?
Ans: ✓ Gujarat
Q−171 The capital city of  Nicaragua is ________________
Ans: ✓ Managua
Q−172 Based on a study which vestigial organ in the human body has been found to have important biological role in the functioning of the immune system?
Ans: ✓ Human Appendix
Q−173 Who has been appointed as the director of West Indies Cricket on January 10, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Jimmy Adams
Q−174 Who is the author of the new cyber vocabulary book Cyber Pathshala that was relased by the HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on January 10, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Tarun Vijay
Q−175 Name the American Jazz pop singer, well known for his album “The Lady Is a Tramp” who passed away on January 10, 2017 at the age of 90.
Ans: ✓ Buddy Greco
Q−176 Who has been appointed as the CEO of Ola Fleet Technologies on January 11, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Shalabh Seth
Q−177 European IT firm Atos and NASSCOM Foundation has collaborated on January 11, 2017 to set up a National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) centers in which of the given state?
Ans: ✓ Gujarat
Q−178 Which company has received the highest record breaking 8,088 US patent in the year 2016?
Ans: ✓ IBM
Q−179 Which insurance company has launched a Trade Credit Insurance Policy on January 9, 2017 to safeguard the business against payment defaults?
Ans: ✓ HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company
Q−180 What is the revised GDP growth estimate for India by the World Bank for 2016-17 fiscal ending March 31, 2017?
Ans: ✓ 7 Percent
Q−181 Which state has inked a pact with Ministry of Civil Aviation on January 11, 2017 under Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) to develop small airports and airstrips in the state?
Ans: ✓ Telangana
Q−182 Where was the three days International Conference & Exhibition on Reinforced Plastics (ICERP) organised on January 10, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Mumbai
Q−183 BPO firm WNS Global Services has recently acquired US-based Denali Sourcing Services for what amount?
Ans: ✓ USD 40 million
Q−184 Who has been appointed the President of BMW for India Operations with effect from March 1, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Vikram Pawah
Q−185 Who has been appointed as the new High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Seychelles on January 10, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Ausaf Sayeed
Q−186 Who has been sworn in as the President of Nicaragua on January 10, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Daniel Ortega
Q−187 Researchers predict formation of a new plate boundary on the floor of the Indian Ocean due to the largest earthquake of 2012 that hit Andaman-Sumatra region and may lead to future quakes. What was the name of that earthquake? 
Ans: ✓ Slip-Strike Quake
Q−188 Yana Kudryavtseva of Russia who recently announced her retirement was associated to which sports?
Ans: ✓ Tennis
Q−189 The renowned UK’s Daily Telegraph’s correspondent known for reporting World War II news died on January 10 at the age of 105. Who was that British war correspondent?
Ans: ✓ Clare Hollingworth
Q−190 Which Indian air service firm has launched a ‘Fly For Sure’ scheme on January 11, 2017 to ensure confirmed travel to passengers?
Ans: ✓ Air India
Q−191 The Bureau of Indian Standards has revised the Hallmarking of Gold on January 9, 2017 on which three grades of gold ornaments?
Ans: ✓ 14 carat, 18 carat and 22 carat
Q−192 Which airport has adopted the world’s first performance and benchmarking digital platform ‘Arc’ on January 10, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Delhi Airport
Q−193 Which countries space agency is set to launch a record of 103 satellites in one go in space in the first week of February 2017?
Ans: ✓ ISRO, India
Q−194 Which organization has recently directed Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) to test the use of microbeads used in cosmetics products?
Ans: ✓ National Green Tribunal
Q−195 Which Indian Political leader has been appointed as the senior fellow of US-based think tank Atlantic Council on January 10, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Manish Tewari
Q−196 Who has been appointed as the new Chief Investment Officer of Snapdeal effective from January 16, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Jason Kothari
Q−197 Government Policy Think Tank NITI Aayog has estimated the GDP growth rate of India to __________ for 2016-17?
Ans: ✓ 8 percent
Q−198 Which bank has launched a Voice Biometrics Authentication System on January 10, 2017 for the phone banking customers of the bank?
Ans: ✓ Citibank
Q−199 Which bank has helped the Temples in Tamil Nadu to go digital to enable the devotees pay donations digitally?
Ans: ✓ HDFC Bank
Q−200 Europe’s first under water sculpture museum, Museo Atlantico, has been inaugurated off the coast which island?
Ans: ✓ Lanzarote
Q−201 On January 11, 2017, Saudi Arabia has increased the annual Haj quota of which country by 34,500?
Ans: ✓ India
Q−202 The National Dairy Development Board has signed an MoU with which state on January 10 , 2017 to promote diary sector in the state?
Ans: ✓ Arunachal Pradesh
Q−203 Which state has presented a Power Budget on January 12, 2017 with focus on reforms in the sector?
Ans: ✓ Jammu and Kashmir
Q−204 In which Indian state will be the world’s first Gender Literature Festival scheduled to be held in April 2017?
Ans: ✓ Bihar
Q−205 Which ministry has drafted Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Dog Breeding and Marketing Rules, 2017) rule to regulate do breeding centres in India?
Ans: ✓ Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change
Q−206 The Supreme Court on January 10, 2017 directed which state to pay Rs.500 crore as compensation to 5,000 victims of Endosulfan poisioning in the state?
Ans: ✓ Kerala
Q−207 Name the second submarine of Scorpene-class that was launched on January 12, 2017 at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited by Indian Navy.
Ans: ✓ INS Khanderi
Q−208 A new species of gibbons have recently been discovered by the scientists in which country?
Ans: ✓ China
Q−209 Which among the following players has been inducted into the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Athletes’ Committee on January 11, 2017?
Ans: ✓ PR Sreejesh
Q−210 Who has won the 3rd Kolkata Open National Invitation Snooker Championship 2017?
Ans: ✓ Pankaj Advani
Q−211 Name the former whole time director of MRF who died at the age of 104 on January 11, 2017.
Ans: ✓ KM Philip
Q−212 What is the theme of National Youth Festival 2017?
Ans: ✓ Youth for Digital India
Q−213 When is the National Youth Day observed?
Ans: ✓ 10-Jan
Q−214 Hope Island which has become graveyard for Olive Ridleys turtles after 54 carcasses of this species were spotted on the shores of island is located in which state?
Ans: ✓ Andhra Pradesh
Q−215 Which Indian boxer has become the first female boxer to enter into professional boxing?
Ans: ✓ Sarita Devi
Q−216 Which city has been declared free from Bird Flu by the state government on January 13, 2017?
Ans: ✓ New Delhi
Q−217 Who has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on January 12, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Rajesh Gopinathan
Q−218 Who has been conferred with the highest US civilian honour, Presidential Medal of Freedom, on January 12, 2017 by President Barak Obama?
Ans: ✓ Joe Biden
Q−219 Which Power Sector Enterprise has signed a Memorandum of Understanding on January 12, 2017 to acquire Rajasthan based Chhabra Thermal Power Plant?
Ans: ✓ NTPC
Q−220 According to data released by the Central Statistics Office on January 12, 2017, the Industrial production in November 2016 grew by ______ compared 3.4 per cent in November 2015.
Ans: ✓ 5.7 percent
Q−221 Name the guided rocket system that was successfully test-fired by India on January 12, 2017 off Odisha coast?
Ans: ✓ Pinaka II
Q−222 Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of Tata Sons on January 12, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Natarajan Chandrasekaran
Q−223 According to the 2017 World Employment and Social Outlook report of International Labor Organisation released on January 12, 2017, the global unemployment in India is expected to increase by ____________ for the year 2017.
Ans: ✓ 3.4 million
Q−224 Which country is set to ban the sale of cigarette to people born after 2015 in an effort to completely phase out tobacco from the country?
Ans: ✓ Russia
Q−225 Where is the Katasraj Hindu Temple situated?
Ans: ✓ Pakistan
Q−226 With which country Japan has signed an agreement on January 13, 2017 to provide an aid package of 1 Trillion Yen for the next five years to strengthen the bilateral relation?
Ans: ✓ Philippines
Q−227 Who is the Union Minister of Minority Affairs?
Ans: ✓ Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
Q−228 Kerala has launched its first solar-powered boat on January 12, 2017. What is the name of that boat?
Ans: ✓ Aditya
Q−229 The Union Government on January 12, 2017 has announced to increase the minimum pension for the central government employees to Rs.________ per person.
Ans: ✓ Rs. 9000
Q−230 Which state has introduced electoral roll printed in Urdu for the upcoming elections in February 2017 in its constituencies for the benefit of the Muslim community?
Ans: ✓ Uttar Pradesh
Q−231 In which city was the 2017 International Conference on Disability Communication (ICDC) held?
Ans: ✓ Mumbai
Q−232 With which country India has signed an MoU on January 11, 2017 to provide Line of Credit for USD 100 million for agricultural mechanism? 
Ans: ✓ Kenya
Q−233 Russia has recently amended its law to allow long-term agreements for spares and support for military equipment supply to which country? 
Ans: ✓ India
Q−234 How many MoUs were signed between India and Portugal on January 7, 2017 during the seven day visit of Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa?
Ans: ✓ Seven
Q−235 Bhogali Bihu is a harvest festival celebrated in which state of India ?
Ans: ✓ Assam
Q−236 What is the currency of Eucador?
Ans: ✓ Dollar
Q−237 Chandrakant Chhajed who passed away on January 13, 2017 at the age of 67 served as the former minister of state for tourism of which state?
Ans: ✓ Maharashtra
Q−238 How much amount of line of credit has been announced by India on January 10, 2017 at the Gujarat Global Investors Summit 2017 for the development of Export Targeted Irrigated Agriculture Project in Rwanda?
Ans: ✓ USD 120 million
Q−239 Prime Minster Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s first international exchange ____________ at the IFSC of GIFT City in Gandhinagar on January 9, 2017.
Ans: ✓ India INX
Q−240 What was the theme of the 2017 Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit?
Ans: ✓ Vibrant Gujarat: Connecting India to the World
Q−241 Recently which Japanese scientist has been conferred with the 2017 Crafoord Prize for the discovery of regulatory T cells and to describe their role in the immune system?
Ans: ✓ Shimon Sakaguchi
Q−242 Surjit Singh Barnala who died on January 14, 2017 at the age of 91 was the former Chief Minister of which state?
Ans: ✓ Punjab
Q−243 Name the President of the Himachal Pradesh political party All India Tribes and Minorities Front who died on January 10 2017. 
Ans: ✓ Mangal Singh Negi
Q−244 Gujarat defeated which state to win the Ranji Trophy 2017?
Ans: ✓ Mumbai
Q−245 What is the FIFA ranking of Indian football team for January 2017?
Ans: ✓ 129
Q−246 The government on January 11, 2017 decided to sell its ________ stake in Pawan Hans Ltd to a strategic buyer and transfer the management control of the helicopter service operator. 
Ans: ✓ 51 Percent
Q−247 What is the capital city of Oman?
Ans: ✓ Muscat
Q−248 Who has been appointed as the President of the Maharashtra Cricket Association?
Ans: ✓ Ashish Shelar
Q−249 Lohri is a famous state festival of _________
Ans: ✓ Punjab
Q−250 Who has been conferred with the Young Travel Photographer of the year (TPOTY) 2017 in the Places and Experiences category?
Ans: ✓ Darpan Basak and Ankit Kumar
Q−251 Which Indian airline firm has signed pact with US aircraft manufacturer Boeing on January 13, 2017 for the purchase of about 205 aircraft?
Ans: ✓ Spice Jet
Q−252 Which Indian bank has signed a pact with the State General Reserve Fund of Oman (SGRF) to fund $50 million in Oman’s private equity fund, Oman India Joint Investment Fund (OIJIF)?
Ans: ✓ State Bank of India
Q−253 The Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe on January 14, 2017 signed an upgraded defence agreement with which country to boost cooperation between their militaries?
Ans: ✓ Australia
Q−254 India has signed an MoU with which country on January 13, 2017 for the construction of 3000 rain water harvesting systems?
Ans: ✓ Sri Lanka
Q−255 On January 13, 2017, which country has been appointed to chair the United Nations Group of 77 that looks after the interests of the 134 developing countries?
Ans: ✓ Ecuador
Q−256 With which country India has signed an MoU on January 13, 2017 for collaboration in the fields of developmental activities and assisting the third world countries?
Ans: ✓ US
Q−257 In which city is the 3-day International Kite Festival 2017 organised on January 14, 2017?
Ans: ✓ New Delhi
Q−258 Which Government institution has seeked a review of the provisions of the Right To Education (RTE) Act that stipulates that children cannot be held back up to class VIII regardless of his performance?
Ans: ✓ NITI Aayog
Q−259 Thai Pongal is a state festival of which state of India ?
Ans: ✓ Tamil Nadu
Q−260 Who is the Chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)?
Ans: ✓ U K Sinha
Q−261 When is the Indian Army Day celebrated?
Ans: ✓ 15-Jan
Q−262 What is the name of the autobiography of famous Indian actor Rishi Kapoor?
Ans: ✓ Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored
Q−263 Name the famous author and filmmaker known for 1971s famous The Exorcist died on January 12, 2017 at the age of 89.
Ans: ✓ William Peter Blatty
Q−264 Who won the Mumbai Marathon 2017 in women’s category?
Ans: ✓ Bornes Kitur
Q−265 What is the name of the mobile app that the Tamil Nadu Government has recently launched to provide information of famous destinations in the state. 
Ans: ✓ Pinakin
Q−266 Who is the winner of the 14th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon in the men’s category?
Ans: ✓ Alphonce Simbu
Q−267 According to a study done by researchers of Texas University, which Indian spice has been found to have the potential to be used as a Cancer Treatment Drug?
Ans: ✓ Long Pepper
Q−268 What is the name of the Android Mobile App launched by the Ministry of Commerce for Special Economic Zones (SEZs) on January 6, 2017?
Ans: ✓ SEZ India
Q−269 The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has declared to contribute how much amount as prize money for the NITI Aayog’s Lucky Draw Schemes? 
Ans: ✓ Rs 54.90 crore
Q−270 The 62nd Filmfare Critics Award for Best Film was won by which film?
Ans: ✓ Neerja
Q−271 Who has won the best director award at the 62nd Filmfare Awards 2017?
Ans: ✓ Nitesh Tiwari
Q−272 Which telecom company has recently launched a Customer Acquisition and Customer Communication Management (CACMS) project to provide Aadhar based e-KYC service to customers?
Ans: ✓ BSNL
Q−273 How much percent has the SEBI lowered the brokers fees on January 14, 2017 to reduce the overall cost of transaction?
Ans: ✓ 25 Percent
Q−274 The United States has on January 13, 2017 lifted two decade economic embargo against which country?
Ans: ✓ Sudan
Q−275 The Ministry of Agriculture has released a data that Rabi crops have been sown in around ________ lakh hectares as on January 13, 2014 when compared to 581.95 lakh hectare last year.
Ans: ✓ 616.21
Q−276 In which city was the first ABU International Television Dance Festival (AIDF) organized on January 13, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Hyderabad
Q−277 Where was the 3rd National conference “Jal Manthan-III” on January 13, 2017 held?
Ans: ✓ New Delhi
Q−278 What is the name of the operation launched by the Border Security Force (BSF) on January 15, 2017 to maintain strict vigil at the international border of Rajasthan?
Ans: ✓ Operation Sard Hawa
Q−279 Who headed the committee formed by the Ministry of Rural Development to study the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) data that presented its report on January 13, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Shri Manoranjan Kumar
Q−280 Which state has launched Digital Dakiya Scheme on January 14, 2017 to encourage digital literacy in the state?
Ans: ✓ Madhya Pradesh
Q−281 The two-day annual Camel Festival was held in which state on January 14, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Rajasthan
Q−282 Which renowned Physiology Nobel Prize Winner of 2007 died on January 10, 2017 who was known for introducing the technique behind knockout mice?
Ans: ✓ Oliver Smithies
Q−283 The first event of the 2017 Khelo India National level Competitions for under 14 and under 17 year children was inaugurated in which city on January 15, 2017?
Ans: ✓ New Delhi
Q−284 Recently a team of scientists has discovered bacteria named ________ which is resistant to all antibiotics available for treatment of infection caused by drug-resistant organism.
Ans: ✓ Klebsiella pneumonia
Q−285 Who has been named to be appointed as the interim CEO of the public broadcaster Prasar Bharati to be effective from February 2017?
Ans: ✓ Rajeev Singh
Q−286 Which Firm has commissioned a 500 MW Thermal Unit In West Bengal on January 16 2017?
Ans: ✓ BHEL
Q−287 The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) Inflation increased to _______ percent in December 2016 compared to 3.15 percent WPI Inflation in November 2016.
Ans: ✓ 3.39 Percent
Q−288 IRDAI on January 16 2017 formed an eight member panel to review life insurance product norms. Who will be the head of the committee?
Ans: ✓ Amitabh Chaudhry
Q−289 India has signed a Financing Agreement worth USD 48 Million with which bank for “Nagaland Health Project”?
Ans: ✓ World Bank
Q−290 China on January 15, 2017 provided two new ships to which country’s navy to ensure joint security across the economic corridor of the two countries?
Ans: ✓ Pakistan
Q−291 The new Adoption Regulation 2017 of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 seeks to replace which Law?
Ans: ✓ Adoption Guidelines 2015
Q−292 Which country has signed an agreement with Indonesia on January 15 2017 for bilateral cooperation on maritime security and build defence ties?
Ans: ✓ Japan
Q−293 Which famous Chinese linguist died on January 14, 2017 who was well known as father of Pinyin?
Ans: ✓ Zhou Youguang
Q−294 What is the rank of India in the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) 2017?
Ans: ✓ 92
Q−295 American President Barack Obama on January 13, 2017 has declared to celebrate January 16 as __________ day.
Ans: ✓ Religious Freedom Day
Q−296 Which city in Kerala has been declared as the first Elderly-Friendly City of the state on January 14, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Kozhikode
Q−297 According to a data released by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on January 13, 2017 which year was recorded to be the hottest in India in past 116 years?
Ans: ✓ 2016
Q−298 Social Network Facebook is set to launch Fake News Tools for the Facebook network of which country to combat the spread of false news?
Ans: ✓ Germany
Q−299 Who has been conferred with The Hindu Prize 2016 at the 7th edition of the Hindu Lit for Life festival 2017?
Ans: ✓ Kiran Doshi
Q−300 Which Indian city has been listed in the Global Cities Talent Competitiveness Index 2017?
Ans: ✓ Mumbai
Q−301 On January 14 2017 SEBI tightened the norms for Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) for unlisted companies with listed companies. Based on the rules public shareholding of the resultant entity has to be more than ______percent?
Ans: ✓ 25 Percent
Q−302 The Tamil Nadu Government celebrated the birth centenary of which former Chief Minister on January 17, 2017?
Ans: ✓ M G Ramachandran
Q−303 Political leader Tarun Prasad Chatterjee who died on January 17, 2017 at the age of 68 was the former minister of which state?
Ans: ✓ Chhattisgarh
Q−304 Name the veteran US astronaut, well-known as the last man on the moon, who died on January 16, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Eugene Cernan
Q−305 Who has been signed by the Mercedes as the replacement for recently retired Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg on January 17, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Valtteri Bottas
Q−306 Who has won the 2017 Vodafone Premier Badminton League Tournament?
Ans: ✓ Chennai Smashers
Q−307 Which Telecom company has launched a mobile TV service “Ditto TV” on January 16, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)
Q−308 Based on a study, which element has been discovered by the scientists that forms the 5 percent of earth’s inner core which was undiscovered till now?
Ans: ✓ Silicon
Q−309 Who is the winner of the 2016 T.S. Eliot prize for his poetry collection “Jackself” ?
Ans: ✓ Jacob Polley
Q−310 India signed an MoU for cooperation in the field of cooperatives and related areas on January 16, 2017 with which country?
Ans: ✓ Mauritius
Q−311 Which bank has launched the facility of Customizable Savings Account to enable the customers to select account features as per convenience?
Ans: ✓ Yes Bank
Q−312 Which country has won the Nations Cup 2017 in Serbia ?
Ans: ✓ Kazakhstan
Q−313  Which business enhancement program has been launched by Yes Bank recently to deepen its collaborations with financial technology start-ups?
Ans: ✓ Yes Fintech
Q−314 Which committee has recently recommended creation of 20 percent reservation for girl students in IITs to boost the number of female students in institution?
Ans: ✓ Timothy Gonsalves
Q−315 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised the GDP growth estimate of India for the current fiscal year to _____ percent from the previous 7.6 percent on January 16, 2017.
Ans: ✓ 6.6 percent
Q−316 Which country has topped the 2017 Inclusive Development Index among advanced economies?
Ans: ✓ Norway
Q−317 What is the rank of India in the Inclusive Development Index (IDI) 2017 released by World Economic Forum (WEF)?
Ans: ✓ 60
Q−318 An ultra-light weight high-performance watch, RM 50-03, which was inaugurated on January 16, 2017 has been developed using which lightweight element?
Ans: ✓ Graphene
Q−319 What is the new withdrawal limit from ATMs as specified by Reserve Bank of India on January 16, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Rs. 10,000
Q−320 Sitalpati, which has recently been inducted in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCOs) intangible cultural heritage is a traditional art work of which state?
Ans: ✓ West Bengal
Q−321 Gita Sen who passed away on January 16, 2017 at the age of 86 was associated to which field?
Ans: ✓ Acting
Q−322 Who is the winner of the 2017 Parsvnath Delhi International Chess tournament?
Ans: ✓ Farrukh Amonatov
Q−323 What is the name of the campaign launched by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas on January 16, 2017 to spread awareness for conservation of fuel?
Ans: ✓ Saksham
Q−324 Which country became the associate member of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN on January 16, 2017?
Ans: ✓ India
Q−325 The Union Cabinet on January 18, 2017 has approved to set up Indian Agricultural Research Institute (lARI) in which state at a total outlay of Rs. 200.78 crore?
Ans: ✓ Jharkhand
Q−326 Which state has launched a first of its kind Aanandan Scheme on January 14, 2017 to help the poor in getting basic necessity items?
Ans: ✓ Madhya Pradesh
Q−327 Mawlynnong village which was named as the Cleanest Village in Asia‘ in 2003 is located in which state of India ?
Ans: ✓ Meghalaya
Q−328 Which Indian Mass Communication Institute has launched a full-time diploma course in Urdu language on January 17, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC)
Q−329 What is the rank of India in the powerful passport ranking Passport Index 2017 ?
Ans: ✓ 78
Q−330 Which Indian island has been declared as the first cashless island of India by the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on January 13, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Karang Island, Manipur
Q−331 How many more countries have applied to join the Beijing based Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) besides the 57 founding members?
Ans: ✓ Thirty
Q−332 What is the growth estimate of Indian economy for the year 2017 according to the United Nations report on World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2017 released on January 17, 2017?
Ans: ✓ 7.7 percent
Q−333 Who has been conferred with the 2016 Bharat Award under the National Bravery Award?
Ans: ✓ Late Km. Tarh Peeju
Q−334 Who has been appointed as the new President of the European Parliament on January 17, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Antonio Tajani
Q−335 For what amount the ICICI Prudential Life Insurance has acquired 8.41 percent stake in financial technology service provider Fino Paytech Ltd (FPL)?
Ans: ✓ Rs. 100 crore
Q−336 Deepak Roy who died on January 11, 2017 was a pioneer in which field? 
Ans: ✓ Director
Q−337 What is the name of the Chinese Robot Journalist who made its debut reporting on January 18, 2017 by writing an article in a second?
Ans: ✓ Xiao Nan
Q−338 Which Indian scientist died on January 16, 2017 who was well-known as the Black Hole Man of India?
Ans: ✓ CV Vishveshwara
Q−339 Who has been sworn in as the CEO and Managing Director of Bharti AXA General Insurance on January 17, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Sanjeev Srinivasan
Q−340 With which country India has signed an MoU on the Mutual Recognition of Certificates of Competency that got the ex-post facto approval from the Union cabinet on January 18, 2017?
Ans: ✓ United Kingdom
Q−341 The West Bengal Fisheries Department has recently proposed to give legal protection to which species of fish to protect them from getting extinct?
Ans: ✓ Hisla Fish
Q−342 Which Indian cricketer has been inducted into the Legends Club ‘Hall of Fame’ on January 17, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Kapil Dev
Q−343 In which country, the world’s first baby was born using the new three-person IVF technology called pronuclear transfer’?
Ans: ✓ Mexico
Q−344 India signed an MoU with which country in the field of Youth Affairs that was approved by the Union cabinet on January 18, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Russia
Q−345 The US space agency NASA is set to launch a mission to which asteroid by 2023 to explore the history and composition of the early solar system?
Ans: ✓ 16 Psyche
Q−346 The first direct freight train between China-Britain arrived which city of United Kingdom on January 18, 2017?
Ans: ✓ London
Q−347 Which technology giant has partnered with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to become the worldwide sponsor of the Olympic Games through 2028?
Ans: ✓ Alibaba
Q−348 Which Pakistani cricketer has become the first to score 1000 runs in 21 innings in ODI match on January 19, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Babar Azam
Q−349 Biologist has named which biological species after the name of US President-elect Donald Trump ?
Ans: ✓ Moth
Q−350 Which deadly diseases have been identified by the scientists recently that could cause the next global health emergency?
Ans: ✓ Mers, Lassa, Nipah
Q−351 The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences commissioned an Ensemble Prediction System (EPS) having a high resolution of ____ KM on January 16, 2017 to generate operational weather forecasts.
Ans: ✓ 12Km
Q−352 Which scheme has been launched by the Union Human Resource Development Ministry on January 18, 2017 for monitoring the elementary education initiative Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)?
Ans: ✓ ShaGun
Q−353 Which technology giant has acquired Twitter’s mobile application developer platform Fabric on January 19, 2017. 
Ans: ✓ Google
Q−354 Who has been appointed as the new High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Sierra Leone?
Ans: ✓ Shri Birender Singh Yadav
Q−355 How much loan amount has been sanctioned by the World Bank for the Tripura Power Upgradation Project on January 19, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Rs 1,376 crore
Q−356 Which bank has signed an MoU with India Post Payments Bank(IPPB) on January 17, 2017 to provide technology platform for pilot launch of IPPB?
Ans: ✓ Punjab National Bank
Q−357 Who is the Union Minster of Chemicals and Fertilisers?
Ans: ✓ Ananth Kumar
Q−358 Which foreign insurance company has got the final approval from the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) on January 19, 2017 to set up its first branch in India?
Ans: ✓ Lloyds Bank
Q−359 What is the full form of PMGKY?
Ans: ✓ Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna
Q−360 With which of the following institution the government of India has signed an MoU on January 18, 2017 to set up 1000 Janaushadhi Kendras under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) scheme?
Ans: ✓ National Yuva Cooperative Society
Q−361 What is the theme of the 5-day-long 10th Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) that was inaugurated on January 19, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Freedom to Dream: India at 70
Q−362 Name the scheme launched by the Railways Ministry on January 17, 2017 to save the Indian Railways’ expenditure on energy consumption over the next 10 years. 
Ans: ✓ Mission 41K
Q−363 Which state has launched the Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (EDS) on January 19, 2017 under the New Economic Development Policy (NEDP)?
Ans: ✓ Mizoram
Q−364 Which State government has given its approval on January 18, 2017 for the sale of white kerosene in open market?
Ans: ✓ Karnataka
Q−365 In which city was the three day long 58th India International Garment Fair (IIGF) 2017 organized?
Ans: ✓ New Delhi
Q−366 What was the theme of the 2017 Raisina Dialogue held in New Delhi?
Ans: ✓ The New Normal: Multilateralism in a Multipolar World
Q−367 Which Indian actress has won the Favourite Dramatic TV Actress Award in the 2017 People’s Choice Award?
Ans: ✓ Priyanka Chopra
Q−368 What is the capital of Gambia?
Ans: ✓ Banjul
Q−369 Where is the headquarter of World Economic Forum Located?
Ans: ✓ Switzerland
Q−370 RBI is set to increase the focus on IT & Cyber Security in financial sector with the help of its IT arm. What is the name of RBIs IT arm?
Ans: ✓ Reserve Bank Information Technology Private Ltd (ReBIT)
Q−371 Which among the given has won the 2017 UNWTO Award for Innovation in the category of Non-Governmental Organisations(NGO) on January 19, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Govardhan eco village
Q−372 Who has been named as the new High Commissioner of India to Grenada with residence in Port of Spain?
Ans: ✓ Bishwadip Dey
Q−373 Which team won the finals of the Pro Wrestling League Season 2 held on January 19, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Punjab Royals
Q−374 Name the satellite launched by US military on January 20, 2017 to detect and defeat missile attack in the space.
Ans: ✓ Geo-3 Satellite
Q−375 Who has been accredited as the Indian Ambassador to the Central African Republic with residence in Kinshasa?
Ans: ✓ Ashok Warrier
Q−376 The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a fine of Rs. ______ crore on 7 cement companies on January 19, 2017 for being involved in bid rigging and cartelization of tender? 
Ans: ✓ Rs. 207 crore
Q−377 Which country inducted its first anti-missile interceptors for Arrow 3 missile defence system in the defence force on January 18, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Israel
Q−378 The Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has formed a Negotiations Committee on January 19, 2017 to review which river & its tributaries?
Ans: ✓ Mahanadi
Q−379 Who has been sworn in as the new President of Gambia on January 19, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Adama Barrow
Q−380 Who has been appointed as the new director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on January 19, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Alok Kumar Verma
Q−381 How much amount of penalty has been imposed by RBI on Bombay Mercantile Co-operative Bank for violating the KYC and anti-money laundering norms?
Ans: ✓ Rs 75 lakhs
Q−382 The World Economic Forum has signed an MoU with which Institution on January 20, 2017 to improve the health of the oceans and maritime resources of the world?
Ans: ✓ UCSB Marine Science Institute
Q−383 In which state was the 28th Dantan Gramin Mela organized on January 20, 2017?
Ans: ✓ West Bengal
Q−384 Which city of Himachal Pradesh has been declared as the second capital of the state on January 19, 2017 by the Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh? 
Ans: ✓ Dharamsala
Q−385 As per the Civil Aviation Ministry the first flight under the UDAN scheme is set to take off in February 2017. What does UDAN stands for?
Ans: ✓ Ude Desh Ke Aam Naagrik
Q−386 Where was the Workshop on MSME Cooperation among Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Member countries organized by the Ministry of MSME on January 19, 2017?
Ans: ✓ New Delhi
Q−387 Donald John Trump has been sworn in as the _________ President of United States of America.
Ans: ✓ 45
Q−388 How much amount of loan has been approved by the Government on January 18, 2017 to be provided to Food Corporation of India (FCI) from the National Small Savings Funds to meet its food subsidy requirement?
Ans: ✓ Rs. 45,000 crore
Q−389 Who is the author of the e-book titled RTI Act-Authentic Interpretation of the Statute?
Ans: ✓ Shailesh Gandhi
Q−390 Which device has been developed by the researchers that encase heart and gently squeeze to enable the weak heart to pump blood?
Ans: ✓ Robotic Sleeve
Q−391 Which Indian football player has recently signed a deal to join Spanish football team Club Esportiu JUPITER, Barcelona?
Ans: ✓ Jayesh Raimalani
Q−392 A new planet named ______ has been discovered by the scientists which could be the next habitable planet after Earth.
Ans: ✓ Wolf 1061c
Q−393 Which Indian aircraft carrier ship has been installed with the ATM machine on board on January 21, 2017?
Ans: ✓ INS Vikramaditya
Q−394 Technology giant Microsoft has acquired which company on January 17, 2017 to accelerate innovation in enabling 3D for Everyone vision of Microsoft?
Ans: ✓ Simplygon
Q−395 Which Indian has been appointed as the member of the FIFA’s finance committee on January 20, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Praful Patel
Q−396 Which Indian film has won the best feature film award at the International Borrego Springs Film Festival held in California, US on January 16, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Saanjh
Q−397 Which digital payment firm has launched a Mutual Fund platform in partnership with the Reliance Mutual Fund on January 20, 2017?
Ans: ✓ FreeCharge
Q−398 Which Indian e-commerce company has been ranked as the most trusted brand in The Indian E-tailing Leadership Index 2017?
Ans: ✓ Flipkart
Q−399 Which banks have been banned by the Government on January 20, 2017 to accept deposit under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme (PMGKDS)?
Ans: ✓ Cooperative banks
Q−400 The GST Council has decided to make tax evasion of how much amount as bialable offense so as to reduce the penal provision of the GST regime?
Ans: ✓ Rs. 2 Crore
Q−401 FI@School initiative has been launched by which bank on January 20, 2017 to generate financial literacy among school children?
Ans: ✓ Kerala Gramin Bank
Q−402 Who is the President of United Arab Emirates?
Ans: ✓ Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Q−403 The Union Cabinet has on January 18, 2017 approved to exclude the States/Union-Territories from investment through which of the following Funds?
Ans: ✓ National Small Savings Fund (NSSF)
Q−404 The Indian railway has decided to set up Railways of India Development Fund (RIDF) worth _______to support commercially viable projects in railway sector in India.
Ans: ✓ $5 billion
Q−405 The Indian Railways has signed a Joint Venture Agreement with which state on January 20, 2017 for the development of railway infrastructure in the State?
Ans: ✓ Jharkhand
Q−406 What is the name of the new Index to be developed by NITI Aayog together with World Economic Forum for measuring the innovation performance of the Indian states?
Ans: ✓ India Innovation Index
Q−407 Which state government launched a Nasha-Mukt campaign on January 21, 2017 by forming human chain to raise awareness for addiction free state?
Ans: ✓ Bihar
Q−408 With which of the following organization, the Ministry of AYUSH has signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) on January 20, 2017 to co-regulate misleading advertisement in Ayush sector?
Ans: ✓ Advertising Standards Council of India
Q−409 Where is the Competition Commission of India headquartered?
Ans: ✓ New Delhi
Q−410 Which Indian state has been ranked as the best performing state in India in terms of education as per the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2016?
Ans: ✓ Himachal Pradesh
Q−411 Who will be the head of the Special Task Force reconstituted on January 20, 2017 for the safety of women in Delhi?
Ans: ✓ Anil Baijal
Q−412 The Union Cabinet on January 22, 2017 formed a committee to frame uniform rules for proper implementation of which of the following Act by the states?
Ans: ✓ Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPD) Act
Q−413 Where was the Combined Commanders Conference held on January 21, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Q−414 Which country has come forward to help Indian Railways to increase the speed of its passenger trains to 200 km per hour?
Ans: ✓ Russia
Q−415 Naqsh Lyallpuri who died on January 22, 2017 at the age of 88 was a renowned_________.
Ans: ✓ Lyricist
Q−416 Which bank has inked an MoU with the dairy firm Kwality Ltd  on January 20, 2017 to provide Rs. 4000 crore loans to one lakh farmers?
Ans: ✓ Bank of Baroda
Q−417 Which bank has launched a contactless credit card facility Wave N Pay on January 21, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Punjab National Bank
Q−418 Which company has been named as the World’s Most Innovative Company of 2016 as per a report by BCG (Boston Consulting Group)?
Ans: ✓ Apple
Q−419 10.Which state has been listed in Guinness World Records on January 21, 2017 by creating a world record of singing National Anthem by over 3.5 lakh people together?
Ans: ✓ Gujarat
Q−420 Which aerospace research team has proposed an initiative to offer an opportunity to public to get their name plate on the Moon at a cost of Rs. 500?
Ans: ✓ TeamIndus
Q−421 What was the theme of the 47th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017 held in Davos?
Ans: ✓ Responsive and Responsible Leadership
Q−422 Who has been sworn in as 48th vice president of the United States on January 20, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Mike Pence
Q−423 Where was the three days 2017 Arogya Mitra Conference held?
Ans: ✓ Assam
Q−424 Who has won the under-18 boys DKS ITF Juniors title 2017?
Ans: ✓ Dhruv Sunish
Q−425 What is the name of the 31st stealth warship commissioned by Chinese Navy on January 22, 2017.
Ans: ✓ CNS Ezhou
Q−426 Who has been appointed as the head of Himachal Pradesh Olympic Association (HPOA) for a four-year term on January 21, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Anurag Thakur
Q−427 Who is the winner of the 2017 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold women’s single title?
Ans: ✓ Saina Nehwal
Q−428 CCI has approved the merger of MakeMyTrip with which other online travel firm on January 20, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Ibibo Group.
Q−429 India celebrated ______ birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on 23 January 2017.
Ans: ✓ 120
Q−430 Who has been appointed as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the transportation app Ola on January 23, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Vishal Kaul
Q−431 Who has been accredited as the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Burkina Faso, with residence in Accra?
Ans: ✓ Birender Singh Yadav
Q−432 Which telecom company has signed an MoU with the West Bengal government on January 23, 2017 to invest Rs 3,000 crore for capacity augmentation and new business initiatives over next three years?
Ans: ✓ Vodafone India
Q−433 Name the express train that derailed on January 21, 2017 in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh?
Ans: ✓ Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express
Q−434 How much amount has been allocated to the education sector in the annual budget 2017-18 of Jharkhand?
Ans: ✓ Rs. 10,000 crore
Q−435 Which Indian actress has been named to be among the jury panel of the 65th Miss Universe Pageant to be held on January 30, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Sushmita Sen
Q−436 What is the total outlay of the annual budget 2017-18 of the state Jharkhand as presented by the Jharkhand Chief Minister of Jharkhand Raghubar Das  on January 23, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Rs 75,673.42 crore
Q−437 Which country has approved a constitutional reform on January 21, 2017 to introduce presidential rule to strengthen the powers of the presidency paving way for referendum on the issue by the public ?
Ans: ✓ Turkey
Q−438 The Reserve bank of India has announced the restructuring of _________ loan will not be treated as Non Performing Asset.
Ans: ✓ Education Loan
Q−439 Universal Rail Mill has been inaugurated in which of the following steel plants on January 23, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Bhilai Steel Plant, Chhattisgarh
Q−440 Which cricket player has scored the fastest 1000 runs as ODI captain?
Ans: ✓ Virat Kohli
Q−441 The Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) committee formed by the government to review FRBM Act submitted its report to Finance Minister on January 23, 2017. Who is the head of the committee? 
Ans: ✓ Shri N.K. Singh
Q−442 Which state has introduced the first of its kind initiative on January 22, 2017 to electronically transmit postal ballot to service voters for the assembly elections 2017?
Ans: ✓ Goa
Q−443 Which airport has won the 2016 Golden Peacock Award on January 20, 2017 for Corporate Social Responsibility under the aviation category?
Ans: ✓ Delhi International Airport
Q−444 The Jallikattu Bill passed by Tamil Nadu assembly on January 23, 2017 seeks to amend which law?
Ans: ✓ Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960
Q−445 A special stamp cover titled “Golden girls of India – Pride of Nation” released by the Indian Postal Department on January 21, 2017 features which Indian sports players?
Ans: ✓ Dipa Karmakar
Q−446 Which country has launched a 10-year-plan on January 22, 2017 to reduce its dependence on India for vegetable imports? 
Ans: ✓ Nepal
Q−447 Who is the winner of the Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy for the session 2016-17?
Ans: ✓ Bengal
Q−448 Which among the given banks started operating as a Small Finance Bank on January 23, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Utkarsh Micro Finance (Varanasi)
Q−449 Who is the winner of the seventh Snookers Masters title held at Alexandra Palace in London on January 22, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Ronnie O’Sullivan
Q−450 When is the National Girl Child day celebrated?
Ans: ✓ 24-Jan
Q−451 India has partnered with which country to launch a project to tackle the air pollution level in Delhi and deal with the health problems associated with it?
Ans: ✓ Britain
Q−452 What is the name of the theatre on demand service launched by the multiplex chain operator PVR on January 20, 2017?
Ans: ✓ VKAAO
Q−453 Which ministry has launched the Rubber Soil Information System (RubSIS) on January 23, 2017 to enhance the productivity of rubber with reduced cost of production?
Ans: ✓ Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Q−454 Who has been named the new director of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on January 23, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Mike Pompeo
Q−455 Who has been sworn in as the chairman of the Eastern India Regional Council of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) taking the office from January 19, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Siddhartha Murarka
Q−456 Who has been named as the brand ambassador of the Kings XI Punjab team for the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League?
Ans: ✓ Virender Sehwag
Q−457 The Election Commission gave the green signal to the government on January 24, 2017 to present the Union Budget on _______ ahead of the assembly polls in 5 states of the country.
Ans: ✓ 1-Feb
Q−458 Who has been appointed as the director of United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), New Delhi on January 20, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Derk Segaar
Q−459 The CMs committee on Digital Payments submitted the interim report to PM Modi on January 24, 2017. Who is the head of the committee? 
Ans: ✓ Chandra Babu Naidu
Q−460 Who has been awarded the first Hugo Chavez Prize for Peace and Sovereignty on January 18, 2017 by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro?
Ans: ✓ Vladimir Putin
Q−461 Which state has launched the “Chief Minister’s Award” on January 22, 2017 to reward the best performing district of the state in digital transaction?
Ans: ✓ Assam
Q−462 Start-Up incubator T-Hub has collaborated with which company on January 23, 2017 to launch GIS Innovation Hub for start-ups belonging to the capital Hyderabad?
Ans: ✓ Esri India
Q−463 The Union Ministry of Steel launched a Draft National Steel Policy 2017 to reduce dependence on import and boost domestic production. What is the total cost of implementing the project? 
Ans: ✓ Rs 10 lakh crore
Q−464 Against which disease, the Supreme Court has directed the government on January 23, 2017 to adopt daily dosage drug instead of thrice a week dosage practice?
Ans: ✓ Tuberculosis (TB)
Q−465 What does ITPO stands for?
Ans: ✓ India Trade Promotion Organisation
Q−466 The Union cabinet on January 24, 2017 approved the proposal of ITPO for the redevelopment of Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. What is the total cost of the project?
Ans: ✓ Rs. 2254 crore
Q−467 What is the total production capacity of the world’s biggest solar farm, Longyangxia Dam Solar Park, developed by China?
Ans: ✓ 850 MW
Q−468 The BCSBI has launched an initiative to organise “Know Your Rights” programme across the nation to create awareness on Banking Codes at the grassroot level among the people. Expand BCSBI.
Ans: ✓ Banking Codes and Standards Board of India
Q−469 Under the Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017, approved by the government on January 24, 2017, a guaranteed rate of return of ______ per annum would be provided for a period of ten years.
Ans: ✓ 8 Percent
Q−470 The responsibility to advise the government on better utilization of proceeds from disinvestment in Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) has been transferred from the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) to which department?
Ans: ✓ Department of Economic Affairs
Q−471 How many female umpires have been inducted in the group of nine umpires that would conduct the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 in February 2017 in Colombo?
Ans: ✓ Four
Q−472 What was the theme of the 2017 National Voters Day?
Ans: ✓ Empowering Young & Future Voters
Q−473 The first edition of the Indian Women’s League (IWL) would be held in which stadium from January 28 to February 14 2017?
Ans: ✓ Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi
Q−474 Scientists from which organization has discovered that cooking starchy food for longer duration at high temperature develops chemical Acrylamide leading to Cancer?
Ans: ✓ Food Standards Agency(FSA)
Q−475 The Beat Marshall Monitoring Mobile App has been launched by the police department of which city to monitor the location of the patrolling team?
Ans: ✓ Pune
Q−476 What is the name of the nuclear capable radar evading missile that was successfully test fired by Pakistan on January 24, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Ababeel
Q−477 Japan successfully launched the Military Satellite _________ on January 24, 2017 to provide high speed network to country’s defence forces.
Ans: ✓ Kirameki-2
Q−478 The NTPC award 2015-16 has been awarded to which organisation?
Ans: ✓ Damodar Valley Corporation
Q−479 Who has been named as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations on January 24, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Nikki Haley
Q−480 Name the Indian women business leader who has been felicitated by the New York based Metropolitan Museum of Art on January 24, 2017 for her philanthropic work.
Ans: ✓ Nita Ambani
Q−481 Who has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Mauritius on January 23, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Pravind Jugnauth
Q−482 Who has been named for the 2017 Padma Vibhushan award in the field of Art and Music?
Ans: ✓ Shri K J Yesudas
Q−483 Who has been sworn in as the Chairman of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by United States President Donald Trump on January 23, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Ajit Pai
Q−484 Padma Shri award winner Sakshi Malik belongs to which sports category?
Ans: ✓ Wrestling
Q−485 The Boeing India Engineering & Technology Center (BIETC) has been inaugurated in which Indian city on January 24, 2017
Ans: ✓ Bengaluru
Q−486 Which country issued its first Green Bonds with a record sale of USD 7.5 billion on January 24, 2017?
Ans: ✓ France
Q−487 The Union Cabinet on January 24, 2017 gave ex post facto approval permitting NABARD to raise approx how much amount from the market for on-lending to Cooperative Banks.
Ans: ✓ Rs.20000
Q−488 With which country, India signed a White Shipping Agreement on January 19, 2017 in New Delhi on sharing maritime information in Indian Ocean Region (IOR)?
Ans: ✓ France
Q−489 Russia, Turkey and _______ have signed an accord on January 24, 2017 to jointly monitor the fragile cease-fire between the Syrian regime and rebels and find solution to end up 6 year old conflict.
Ans: ✓ Iran
Q−490 At which of the following international border the foundation stone of the Integrated Check-Post (ICP) was laid by Kiren Rijiju on January 24, 2017?
Ans: ✓ India-Bangladesh International Borders, Meghalaya
Q−491 Who inaugurated the national festival Bharat Prav on the occasion of Republic Day celebration on January 26, 2017 at Red Fort in New Delhi?
Ans: ✓ Dr. Mahesh Sharma
Q−492 Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building located in which country?
Ans: ✓ United Arab Emirates
Q−493 Which Central University in India became the first University of the country to get a monumental flag installed on January 25, 2017?
Ans: ✓ University of Delhi
Q−494 What was the theme of the 68th Republic Day celebrated on January 26, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Skill India and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao
Q−495 Alexander Kadakin who died on January 26, 2017 was an embassy to India from which country?
Ans: ✓ Russia
Q−496 Who has been conferred with the Ashok Chakra on January 26, 2017 by President Pranab Mukherjee?
Ans: ✓ Havaldar Hangpan Dada
Q−497 Mary Tyler Moore who died on January 25, 2017 was a renowned personality of which field?
Ans: ✓ Acting
Q−498 Recently Usain Bolt lost one of his Gold Olympic Medal due to positive doping of his which teammate in the 4x100m relay event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
Ans: ✓ Nesta Carter
Q−499 Which Japanese sumo wrestler was on January 25, 2017 recognized with the highest sports honour, yokozuna after 19 years?
Ans: ✓ Kisenosato Yutaka
Q−500 Who won the 2017 Manisha National Billiards and Snooker Championship on January 24, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Pankaj Advani
Q−501 The world’s biggest pharmaceutical firm Johnson & Johnson on January 26, 2017 agreed to acquire bio-pharmaceutical firm Actelion for what amount?
Ans: ✓ $ 30 billion
Q−502 Who has been appointed as the special assistant to the President on ethics and compliance matters by US President Donald Trump on January 26, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Uttam Dhillon
Q−503 How many people have been named by the President of India on January 25, 2017 to be conferred the Jeevan Raksha Padak Series of Awards 2016?
Ans: ✓ 36
Q−504 The Luxury Travel Times is a mobile based social luxury travel magazine launched by which online travel portal?
Ans: ✓ MakeMyTrip
Q−505 At which place in Russia, the finals of 2018 FIFA World Cup to be hosted?
Ans: ✓ Moscow Kremlin
Q−506 The US President Donald Trump on January 25, 2017 signed an executive order for construction of 2,000-mile wall along the border of which country?
Ans: ✓ Mexico
Q−507 Which state has launched a special scheme ‘Dulari Kanya’ on January 26, 2017 to check infant mortality in the state?
Ans: ✓ Arunachal Pradesh
Q−508 What is the name of the IT project e-Health Kerala, launched by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on January 25, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Jeevan Rekha
Q−509 India’s first Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK)  has been inaugurated in which city on January 25, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Mysuru
Q−510 The National Action Plan for Children, 2016 (NPAC) has been developed by which Ministry?
Ans: ✓ Ministry of Women & Child Development
Q−511 Which state has announced to completely ban the use of polythene carry bags from May 1, 2017 to conserve the environment?
Ans: ✓ Madhya Pradesh
Q−512 The HPCL and GAIL has signed pact with which state on January 27, 2017 to set up 40000 crore petrochemical plant in the state?
Ans: ✓ Andhra Pradesh
Q−513 How many Indian-Origin persons have been awarded the highest civilian honor of Australia for the year 2017?
Ans: ✓ Three
Q−514 Who among the following scientist has been selected for the 2016 National Geoscience Award for work in the field of geo-environmental studies in Applied Geosciences.
Ans: ✓ Dr. A Keshav Krishna
Q−515 The “Health for Humanity Yogathon” organized by the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh got recognition on its 10th anniversary from which country?
Ans: ✓ United States
Q−516 Which bank signed an MoU with agricultural equipments manufacturer Tirth Agro Technology Pvt Ltd on January 25, 2017 to boost agricultural financing to farmers?
Ans: ✓ Karnataka Bank Ltd
Q−517 In which city, the State Bank of India launched its wealth management product named “SBI Exclusif” on January 24, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Kochi
Q−518 What is the ranking of India in the annual list of Eight Great Powers of the year 2017 by American foreign policy magazine?
Ans: ✓ Sixth
Q−519 Name the payment gateway to be launched by the government for its BHIM app that will allow the user to transact using biometrics and Aadhar number? 
Ans: ✓ Aadhaar Pay
Q−520 Which telecom company has bagged $500 million contract by Vodafone for deploying and expanding 4G network in the country?
Ans: ✓ Nokia
Q−521 What is the rank of India among 176 economies in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2016 released on January 25, 2017 by Transparency International (TI)?
Ans: ✓ 79
Q−522 How much amount of Fund of Funds have been announced by the Government of Andhra Pradesh for investing in Fin-tech Start-ups?
Ans: ✓ Rs. 100 crore
Q−523 What is the name of the month long Indian Naval exercise that began on January 24, 2017 to enable the Navy strengthen its inter-operability in complex environment?
Ans: ✓ Tropex
Q−524 Which electric utilities company inked an MoU with the UAE’s Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA)  on January 25, 2017 for cooperation in power sector?
Ans: ✓ Power Grid Corporation of India
Q−525 How many MoUs have been signed between India and UAE on January 25, 2017 to elevate bilateral ties to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership?
Ans: ✓ 14
Q−526 Who was the Chief Guest at the 68th Republic Day function held in New Delhi on January 26 2017?
Ans: ✓ Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Q−527 Which State has been ranked first in the Cashless India Scorecard by Walnut app released on January 26, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Gujarat
Q−528 Which state’s governor has resigned on January 27, 2017 facing sexual harassment charges?
Ans: ✓ Meghalaya
Q−529 Which company has announced its intent to acquire US money transfer company MoneyGram for USD 880 million?
Ans: ✓ Ant Financial
Q−530 The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully tested its Cryogenic engine ______ on January 25, 2017 in Tamil Nadu. 
Ans: ✓ C25
Q−531 Who among the following women cricket player was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame on January 23, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Betty Wilson
Q−532 When is the International Holocaust Remembrance Day observed?
Ans: ✓ 27-Jan
Q−533 The Aditya Birla Group has decided to invest how much in next two years in the state of Andhra Pradesh to expand its existing business?
Ans: ✓ Rs. 7,000 crore
Q−534 Who has been appointed as the new governor of Arunachal Pradesh (additional charge) on January 27, 2017?
Ans: ✓ PB Acharya
Q−535 The General Anti-Avoidance (GAAR) Rule is scheduled to be effective from which date?
Ans: ✓ 1-Apr-17
Q−536 Which state government has inked an MoU with the French based Aerocampus Aquitaine to set up a world-class aero skills academy in the state?
Ans: ✓ Telangana
Q−537 As per the data released by the Ministry of Information Technology on January 27, 2017, till date how many banks have been linked to the Aadhaar-enabled payments system?
Ans: ✓ 119
Q−538 Which state organized Farmer’s Martyrs Day on January 27, 2017 at Patharughat in Darrang district for the first time to pay homage to the martyrs of the 1894 farmers rising at Patharughat? 
Ans: ✓ Assam
Q−539 Who is the head of the reconstituted TOP Committee to identify and support potential medal prospects for 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games under the Target Olympic Podium scheme?
Ans: ✓ Abhinav Bindra
Q−540 Which animated character has been selected as the brand ambassador of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?
Ans: ✓ Son Goku
Q−541 Scientists from which country have discovered an ancient insect preserved in amber, having its own specific order of existence?
Ans: ✓ United States
Q−542 The Chief of Army staff launched a Whatsapp helpline number on January 27, 2017 to address the grievances of army personnel. Who is the Chief of Army staff?
Ans: ✓ Bipin Rawat
Q−543 Who has been appointed as the new governor of Meghalaya (additional charge) on January 27, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Banwarilal Purohit
Q−544 Who has been appointed the new Vice-Chancellor of Nalanda University with effect from January 25, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Vijay Pandurang Bhatkar
Q−545 The Oil PSUs has signed an MoU with the Andhra Pradesh Government on January 27, 2017 to set up projects worth how much amount in the state?
Ans: ✓ Rs. 1.65 lakh crore
Q−546 Who among the following has been inducted into the 2017 Ophthalmology Hall of Fame by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)?
Ans: ✓ Dr.Gullapalli N Rao
Q−547 Loan giving App CASHe has signed an agreement with which digital payment company on January 27, 2017 to enable its users deposit the loan amount in the digital wallet?
Ans: ✓ Paypal
Q−548 With which country’s Prime Minister, the US President Donald Trump held his first summit after being sworn in as the President?
Ans: ✓ United Kingdom
Q−549 The Central Water Commission (CWC) signed two separate MoUs with IIT Madras and IIS Bengaluru on January 27, 2017 to enhance the capability of the institute in assisting its DRIP project. Expand DRIP.
Ans: ✓ Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project
Q−550 What is the rank of Indian Think Tank Observer Research Foundation (ORF) in the Global Go to Think Tank Index under Asia category released on January 27, 2017 by the United State’s Lauder Institute?
Ans: ✓ First
Q−551 Which state government ratified the proposal of Bhutan on January 27, 2017 to set up of a Consulate General Office of the Royal Government of Bhutan in Guwahati?
Ans: ✓ Assam
Q−552 The cab hailing firm Uber has launched its two-wheeler aggregation service  UberMOTO  in which city on January 30, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Hyderabad
Q−553 The rating agency ICRA has predicted that the Bank Credit growth rate for the current fiscal year would float between _________ percent.
Ans: ✓ 5-6 Percent
Q−554 Which becomes the first country in the world to appoint ‘Digital Ambassador’ ?
Ans: ✓ Denmark
Q−555 Name the duo who won the Women’s Double title at the Australian Open 2017?
Ans: ✓ Bethanie Mattek-Sands /Lucie Safarova
Q−556 Who has won the Australian Open 2017 Mixed Doubles title?
Ans: ✓ Juan Cabal/Abigail Spears
Q−557 When is the National Immunization Day observed?
Ans: ✓ 29-Jan
Q−558 Who is the winner of the Men’s Double title at the 2017 Australian Open tournament?
Ans: ✓ John Peers/Henri Kontinen
Q−559 World Leprosy Day is celebrated on January 30 annually to commemorate the death anniversary of which famous Freedom Fighter?
Ans: ✓ Mahatma Gandhi
Q−560 Name the renowned Hollywood actor who starred in three Harry Potter films as Mr. Ollivander and died on January 25, 2017 at the age of 77.
Ans: ✓ Sir John Hurt
Q−561 Who won the 2017 Kolkata Marathon held on January 29, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Abul Hossain
Q−562 Who is the winner of the Men’s Single Australian Open 2017?
Ans: ✓ Roger Federer
Q−563 The US Scientists recently developed a Human-Pig Hybrid to develop human organ in animal for transplantation. What is the process called in which an organism contains the cells of two different species?
Ans: ✓ Chimera
Q−564 The Indian Navy has issued a Request for Information on January 17, 2017 to procure how many fighter aircraft from foreign suppliers for its aircraft carriers?
Ans: ✓ 57
Q−565 Deshpande Foundations is set to launch India’s largest startup incubation centre in which city of Karnataka by the end of September 2017?
Ans: ✓ Hubballi
Q−566 Serena Williams defeated which player to win the Women’s Single title in Australian Open 2017?
Ans: ✓ Venus Williams
Q−567 India’s foreign Exchange Reserve rose to ________ billion dollars for the week ending January 20, 2017, compared to previous week of 359.843 billion dollars.
Ans: ✓ 360.775 billion dollars
Q−568 A Personal Status and Inheritance Court for non Muslims would be set up in which country to ensure equal service to all sections of the society?
Ans: ✓ Abu Dhabi, UAE
Q−569  The India Meteorological Department has planned to set up Weather Stations in how many districts by the end of 2019?
Ans: ✓ 660 Districts
Q−570 Kambala Festival is a traditional Buffalo Race event annually organized in which Indian state?
Ans: ✓ Karnataka
Q−571 Centre has decide to spend how much amount in the development of 1253 km of road in Assam into National Highway?
Ans: ✓ Rs 15,000 crores
Q−572 Who has been appointed as the interim CEO of India Post Payment Bank (IPPB)?
Ans: ✓ A.P Singh
Q−573 Harvard Business School (HBS) is set to introduce the success story of which Indian digital wallet firm as case study to be taught within and outside Harvard?
Ans: ✓ Paytm
Q−574 Martyrs Day is observed annually on January 30, 2017 to commemorate the death anniversary of which great freedom fighter?
Ans: ✓ Mahatma Gandhi
Q−575 Emmanuelle Riva who passed away on January 27, 2017 was renowned personality in which field?
Ans: ✓ Acting
Q−576 Name the famous journalist who died on January 27, 2017 and was known to be the witness of Mahatma Gandhi assassination on January 30, 1948.
Ans: ✓ Devdutt
Q−577 Who is the winner of the Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold women’s singles title on January 29, 2017?
Ans: ✓ P.V. Sindhu
Q−578 Who has been appointed as the head of the BCCI administrative committee by Supreme Court on January 30, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Vinod Rai
Q−579 Which Indian satellite deployed by ISRO has the capability to detect Farm Fires? 
Ans: ✓ INSAT-3DR
Q−580 Who has been sworn in as the Chief of Delhi Police on January 30, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Amulya Patnaik
Q−581 The Atomic Clocks of which of the given satellite, belonging to NAVIC have developed a technical snag?
Ans: ✓ IRNSS-1A
Q−582 Who has been appointed as the United Nations in India Goodwill Ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on January 27, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Ashok Amritraj
Q−583 Who has been appointed as the interim MD & CEO of the India Post Payments Bank by the government?
Ans: ✓ A.P Singh
Q−584 Who has been appointed as the new President of Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) on January 30, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Dushyant Chautala
Q−585 Who has been crowned as the Miss Universe 2017?
Ans: ✓ Iris Mittenaere
Q−586 In Services Category, which participating contingent in the 2017 Republic Day parade was adjudged as the best by the Ministry of Defence?
Ans: ✓ Madras Engineer Group
Q−587 Kakinada SEZ Ltd (KSEZ) has inked agreement worth _________ crore with several companies to set up World Class Industrial Zone at the Kakinada SEZ in Andhra Pradesh? 
Ans: ✓ Rs. 47000 crore
Q−588 Which Private firm has bagged the contract by the Ministry of Defence on January 30, 2017 to develop design and construct 14 Fast Patrol Vessels for the Indian Coast Guard?
Ans: ✓ Reliance Defence and Engineering Ltd (RDEL)
Q−589 Future Generali India Insurance Company has entered into corporate agency tie up for its product with which bank on January 30, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Bank of Maharashtra
Q−590 US President Donald Trump has temporarily banned how many Non-Muslim Countries on January 27, 2017 from entering America?
Ans: ✓ Seven
Q−591 Which among the following agencies has launched climate change programme to assess the status, distribution and conservation of pheasants and finches in the Central Himalayas?
Ans: ✓ Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS)
Q−592 On January 28, 2017, which state government decided to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Bill, 1960 Act to legalize Kambala and Bullock Cart Race?
Ans: ✓ Karnataka
Q−593 India’s first multi-sports museum, Fanatic Sports Museum (FSM), has been inaugurated in which place on January 29, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Kolkata
Q−594 How many Grand Slam Singles Title have been won by tennis player Serena Williams?
Ans: ✓ 23
Q−595 In which state was the first edition of the North East Investors Summit held from January 29, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Meghalaya
Q−596 What is the estimated growth rate of the agricultural sector for the current fiscal year according to the Economic Survey 2016-17?
Ans: ✓ 4.1 Percent
Q−597 What is the name of the online Platform launched by the Income Tax Department (ITD) on January 31, 2017 to analyze deposits made during the demonetisation period?
Ans: ✓ Operation Clean Money
Q−598 When is the Raising Day of National Disaster Response Force (NDFR) observed?
Ans: ✓ 31-Jan
Q−599 Regarded as the Father of Pac-Man, which famous Japanese business tycoon passed away on January 22, 2017 at the age of 91?
Ans: ✓ Masaya Nakamura
Q−600 Who among the following is not a member of the committee formed by the Sports Ministry on January 30, 2017 to prepare an action plan for the next three Olympic Games?
Ans: ✓ Sachin Tendulkar
Q−601 Which star species was captured performing an unusual act of preying on its companion star by the space observatory ASTROSAT?
Ans: ✓ Vampire Star
Q−602 Where was the first edition of the National Entrepreneurship Awards 2016 function organized on January 30, 2017?
Ans: ✓ IIT Delhi
Q−603 Who has been appointed as the head of the African Union Commission on January 30, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Moussa Faki Mahamat
Q−604 As per FICCI’s Economic Outlook Survey, what is the projected growth rate of India for the current fiscal year ending March 2017?
Ans: ✓ 6.8 Percent
Q−605 Which country has become the first in the world to pass a bill to completely stop investment in fossil fuel?
Ans: ✓ Ireland
Q−606 The US House of Representatives have passed a legislation to double the salary for which category of Non Immigrant Visa holder on January 30, 2017?
Ans: ✓ H-1B
Q−607 The India Post Payment Bank has started its pilot services in which of the given cities from January 30, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Raipur and Ranchi
Q−608 Mobile App Mission FINFIT has been launched by which bank in collaboration with Bangalore startup Fisdom to provide its customers an online platform to manage their personal wealth?
Ans: ✓ Lakshmi Vilas Bank
Q−609 Based on the Economic Survey 2016-17 report, presented by Finance Minister  Arun Jaitley in the Parliament on January 31, 2017, what is the estimated GDP growth of India for the current fiscal year?
Ans: ✓ 6.5 Percent
Q−610 Which start-up firm has launched an integrated accreditation and ERP technology solution to enable higher educational institutions to better manage their multiple accreditation standards?
Ans: ✓ E-paathsala
Q−611 The Ministry of Defence has planned to set up its Defence Unit in which of the following state at a cost of Rs. 1500 crore?
Ans: ✓ Madhya Pradesh
Q−612 The Apparel and Garment Making Centre has been inaugurated in which place of Meghalaya on January 30, 2017?
Ans: ✓ Ampati
Q−613 What is the total proposed budget of the Rail Safety Fund Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh?
Ans: ✓ Rs. 20000 crore


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