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Which of the following is not one of the personalities, who has been conferred Padma Vibhushan award for the year 2018?
A) R. Nagaswamy
B) Ghulam Mustafa Khan
C) Illaiyaraja
D) P. Parameswaran
A two-day Global Investment Summit is going to be held in?
A) Ahmedabad
B) Warangal
C) Kochi
D) Guwahati
Supriya Devi, who recently passed away, was a?
A) Actor
B) Painter
C) Writer
D) Singer
Which team recently lifted its maiden Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy?
A) Delhi
B) Rajasthan
C) Haryana
D) Tamilnadu
NHIDCL has signed an MoU with which company for construction of Zojila tunnel at an estimated cost of Rs 6,808 crore?
B) MBL Infrastructures
C) C&C Constructions
D) L&T
How many people have been conferred the Prime Minister’s Shram Awards for 2016?
A) 90
B) 75
C) 25
D) 50
Which team won the 68th Senior National Basketball Championship (Men)?
A) Punjab
B) Maharashtra
C) Tamilnadu
D) Haryana
Which company recently unveiled a health insurance app ‘IL TakeCare’ in collaboration with Practo?
A) Bharti AXA General Insurance
B) HDFC ERGO General Insurance
C) Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
D) ICICI Lombard General Insurance
Which of the following has been announced as the “Song of the year” at the 60th Grammy Awards?
A) Broken Halos, Chris Stapleton
B) That’s What I Like, Bruno Mars
C) Shape of You, Ed Sheeran
D) Starboy, The Weeknd
Which nation has signed an agreement with India to build military infrastructure on its Assumption Island?
A) Seychelles
B) Madagascar
C) Tuvalu
D) Nauru
Which union ministry has launched ‘Stree Swabhiman’ initiative for women’s health and
A) Skill Development
B) Women and Child Development
C) Health
D) Information technology
Which institute has become a United Chandrashekhar, who recently passed away, was a?
A) Politician
B) Journalist
C) Cartoonist
D) Actor
India recently released first ever set of commemorative postage stamps on the theme of ancient architecture, with?
A) Vietnam
B) Laos
C) Cambodia
D) Philippines
Scientists have discovered a new population of one of the world’s rarest fish, named red handfish, in?
A) India
B) Tasmania
D) Brazil
Which company has signed a deal with MoD to supply indigenous simulators for gunnery and missile firing from BMP II vehicles to the Army?
A) Reliance Defence
B) Kalyani Group
C) Alpha Design Technologies
D) Tata Advanced Systems
Which state’s Chief Minister recently launched ‘Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat’ from Balijore village in Dumka district?
A) Jharkhand
B) Odisha
C) Chhattisgarh
D) Bihar
Indian Railways launched a one-of-its-kind touchscreen kiosk as a single-point inquiry station at?
A) New Delhi Railway Station
B) Chennai Egmore Railway Station
C) Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus
D) Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station
World Health Organisation (WHO) has awarded pre-qualification to India’s first rotavirus diarrhoea vaccine, ROTAVAC. It has been developed by?
A) Sanofi
B) Bharat Biotech
C) Cipla
D) Lupin
India recently signed MoUs in the field of I&B and space, with?
A) Vietnam
B) Singapore
C) Malaysia
D) Thailand
Which Indian player won his 25th ATP Challenger with partner James Cerretani at Newport Beach event?
A) Yuki Bhambri
B) Rohan Bopanna
C) Leander Paes
D) Sumit Nagal
A three-day international bird festival is going to be held at?
A) Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
B) Dudhwa National Park
C) Bandhavfarh National Park
D) Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
How many international courts has China announced to set up to deal with disputes related to Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)?
A) 5
B) 4
C) 2
D) 3
Who has been appointed as the global ambassador of Harman International?
A) Deepika Padukone
B) Priyanka Chopra
C) Anushka Sharma
D) Sonam Kapoor
Who was posthumously awarded Ashok Chakra on the occasion of 69th Republic Day at Rajpath?
A) Corporal Vikram Kumar
B) Corporal Ajeya Sarkar
C) Corporal Shaurya Malik
D) Corporal Jyoti Prakash Nirala
Who has won the 5th ‘Yash Chopra Memorial Award’?
A) Madhuri Dixit
B) Saroj Khan
C) Alka Yagnik
D) Asha Bhosle
India has signed a pact with UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to raise incomes and food security for tribal farming households in Mizoram and Nagaland, worth?
A) $279 million
B) $168 million
C) $102 million
D) $234 million
Which state’s police recently deployed an advanced aerial surveillance system?
A) Goa
B) Maharashtra
C) Punjab
D) Uttar Pradesh
Which ministry has announced to set up a social media communication (SMC) hub in every district?
A) Home
B) Electronics and IT
C) Science & Technology
D) Information and Broadcasting
The bus driver who saved 52 Amarnath pilgrims from terror attack last year, has been awarded the “Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak”. What is his name?
A) Ashraf Ali
B) Sheikh Salim
C) Mustafa Khan
D) Abdul Hassan
What is India’s rank on the index of cheapest countries to live or retire, as per a survey of 112 countries by GoBankingRates?
A) 2nd
B) 9th
C) 1st
D) 14th
Which state government has launched `Mahatama Gandhi Sarbat Vikas Yojana’?
A) Himachal Pradesh
B) Karnataka
C) Uttar Pradesh
D) Punjab
21st edition of India International Seafood Show (IISS) was held in?
A) West Bengal
B) Goa
C) Andhra Pradesh
D) Kerala
Who will lead the Indian delegation at the 6th World Government Summit in Dubai?
A) Sumitra Mahajan
B) Narendra Modi
C) Sushma Swaraj
D) Rajnath Singh
What was the name of Jammu and Kashmir Student Exchange programme which was recently held in New Delhi?
A) Shiksha Yatra
B) Vidyarthi Yatra
C) Maitreyi Yatra
D) Sanskar Yatra
Who has been appointed as the Divisional Commissioner of Jammu?
A) Vishnu Sharan
B) Asif Qureshi
C) Hemant Kumar Sharma
D) Zeeshan Ali
Who has become the first Nepalese player to be part of any IPL franchise?
A) Sandeep Lamichhane
B) Gyanendra Malla
C) Binod Bhandari
D) Sharad Vesawkar
CRISIL has revised the outlook of how many public sector banks from ‘negative’ to ‘stable’?
A) 18
B) 22
C) 7
D) 14
Which space agency has shown interest in India’s thermal spray coating technology for spacecrafts?
India’s first floating market was recently unveiled in Kolkata on?
A) Lake Mirik
B) Lake Patuli
C) Motijhil
D) Senchal lake
Which Indian-origin boy in UK has become the youngest applicant in a decade to achieve the highest score in the Mensa IQ test?
A) Mehul Garg
B) Sumit Bhatti
C) Arnav Singh
D) Rohan Shah
Who has become the first woman chairman of the Indian Banks’ Association?
A) Shikha Sharma
B) Chanda Kochhar
C) Arundhati Bhattacharya
D) Usha Ananthasubramanian
Who won the women’s singles in Indonesia Masters by defeating India’s Saina Nehwal in the finals?
A) Nozomi Okuhara
B) PV Sindhu
C) Tai Tzu Ying
D) Carolina Marin
Which state government has recently issued a detailed helipad policy?
A) Telangana
B) Uttarakhand
C) Maharashtra
D) Assam
Miloš Zeman has won the second-term as the president of?
A) Georgia
B) Czech Republic
C) Slovenia
D) Romania
Recently released book ‘Dilli Meri Dilli – Before and After 1998’ has been authored by?
A) Ajay Maken
B) Kiran Bedi
C) Shiela Dikshit
D) Arvind Kejriwal
Which country has launched a new “national security communications unit” to combat fake news and disinformation?
A) Canada
C) India
Khadi and Industries Commission (KVIC) held the first ever Khadi Haat in?
A) New Delhi
B) Kolkata
C) Ahmedabad
D) Kanpur
Union Home Ministry has decided to set up an Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre in?
A) Bengaluru
B) Mumbai
C) New Delhi
D) Hyderabad
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj recently inaugurated the Bharat-ASEAN Maitri Park in?
A) Bhubaneswar
B) Kolkata
C) Chennai
D) New Delhi
Airports Authority of India (AAI) has recently signed an agreement for providing SkyRev360, with?
A) Brunei
B) Lao PDR
C) Myanmar
D) Thailand
How many pacts did India recently sign with Cambodia?
A) 2
B) 7
C) 5
D) 4
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari recently inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for projects worth Rs6,517 crore in?
A) Rajasthan
B) Andhra Pradesh
C) Uttar Pradesh
D) Punjab
Which state’s chief minister recently launched the ‘Shakti’ app for women’s safety?
A) West Bengal
B) Haryana
C) Himachal Pradesh
D) Madhya Pradesh
International Holocaust Remembrance Day was recently observed, with the 2018 theme “Holocaust Remembrance and Education: Our Shared Responsibility” on?
A) Jan 28
B) Jan 27
C) Jan 29
D) Jan 25
Who have been appointed to the board of US India Business Council for 2018?
1. Rana kapoor 2. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
3. Rajiv Lall 4. Roshni Nadar
A) 1 & 2
B) 2 & 3
C) 3 & 4
D) 1 & 4
Which company has announced its partnership with Flipkart to offer 4G smartphones at Rs 999?
A) Airtel
B) Vodafone
C) Idea
D) RCom
Krishna Kumari, who recently passed away, was a veteran?
A) Journalist
B) Politician
C) Scientist
D) Actor
Which team has retained the ICC Test Championship mace?
A) South Africa
B) Australia
C) Windies
D) India
Which state government has announced a ban on sale of tobacco at FMCG shops?
A) Gujarat
B) Maharashtra
C) Telangana
D) Haryana
Who launched the Pulse Polio programme for 2018 on National Immunisation Day – Jan 28th?
A) Narendra Modi
B) Ram Nath Kovind
C) JP Nadda
D) Venkaiah Naidu
World Leprosy Day was recently observed on?
A) Jan 28th
B) Jan 29th
C) Jan 31st
D) Jan 30th
International Customs Day was observed on?
A) Jan 27
B) Jan 25
C) Jan 26
D) Jan 28
Government has recently allowed payments banks and small finance banks to offer which scheme?
A) Jan Dhan Yojana
B) PM Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana
C) PM Suraksha Bima Yojana
D) Atal Pension Yojana
An International Conference on Inclusion of ‘Persons With Disabilities in Electoral Process’ was recently held in?
A) Jaipur
B) New Delhi
C) Lucknow
D) Bhopal
Which of the following has been chosen as the first-ever Hindi Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries for 2017?
A) Gau Rakshak
B) Mitron
C) Aadhaar
D) Baahubali
India-Japan Smart Grid Pilot Project was recently inaugurated in?
A) Mangalore
B) Panipat
C) Bhubaneswar
D) Kanpur
Which state won the best tableau award at the 69th Republic Day Parade?
A) Chhattisgarh
B) Maharashtra
C) Kerala
D) Assam
Who has resigned from his position of the chief economist of World Bank?
A) Jeremy Farage
B) Edward Clegg
C) David Osborne
D) Paul Romer
In a first, scientists from which country have successfully cloned monkeys?
A) Japan
C) China
D) India
Gurcharan Singh Kalkat, who recently passed away, was a veteran?
A) Agricultural scientist
B) Writer
C) Journalist
D) Cricketer
Who won the men’s singles title at the Australian Open?
A) Rafael Nadal
B) Marin Cilic
C) Grigor Dimitrov
D) Roger Federer
Which city is going to host an informal WTO Ministerial meeting in March 2018?
A) New Delhi
B) Chandigarh
C) Bengaluru
D) Mumbai
MHRD has approved setting up of a new Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in?
A) Belgaum
B) Bijapur
C) Raichur
D) Hubli
Which chief minister recently received the Unesco Award of Merit awarded to the Ranganathaswamy temple?
A) Siddaramaiah
B) K. Chandrashekar Rao
C) Edappady K. Palaniswami
D) N. Chandrababu Naidu
Himachal Pradesh recently celebrated its 48th statehood day on?
A) Jan 25
B) Jan 29
C) Jan 28
D) Jan 27
As per a recent order by DoPT, the quota in central government jobs for people with benchmark disabilities has been increased from 3% to?
A) 5%
B) 7%
C) 4%
D) 6%

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