1). Which of the following day observed as World Day for Audiovisual Heritage?
a) 26 October
b) 27 October
c) 28 October
d) 25 October
e) 24 October
Explanation: World Day for Audiovisual Heritage was observed across the world on 27 October 2016. The theme for the day was It's Your Story - Don't Lose It. The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage aims to raise general awareness of the need for urgent measures to be taken to safeguard audiovisual document. It also focuses on acknowledging the importance of audiovisual documents as an integral part of national identity.
2). Who has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to Australia?
a) Ajay M. Gondane
b) Chandra Lahoti
c) Karnal Singh
d) O P Singh
e) Vinod Rai
Explanation: Additional Secretary (Political) in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Dr. Ajay M. Gondane (Indian Foreign Service-1985 Batch) has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to Australia. Dr. Gondane has previously served as High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea and as Deputy Consul General of India in New York.
3). Sooronbai Jeenbekov who resigned from the post of Prime Minister is from which country?
Explanation: Sooronbai Jeenbekov was the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan. The SDP, which controls the largest faction in parliament, left because the coalition rejected proposed constitutional reforms on expanded powers for the prime minister. Kyrgyzstan's current constitution was adopted in June 2010. A clause in the 2010 constitution prohibits making amendments to the text before 2020
4). Which of the following state government to procure 40,000 Metric Tons of paddy to help flood affected farmers?
d) Andhra Pradesh
Explanation: The Assam government has decided to procure 40 thousand Metric Tons of paddy at Minimum Support Price to help the flood affected farmers. The decision was taken in a high level meeting of the Agriculture department held in Guwahati today under the Chairmanship of Agriculture Production Commissioner K K Mittal.
5). Which country has withdrawn a request for a flotilla of warships to be allowed to refuel in Spain’s north African enclave of Ceuta, following concern among Nato allies?
c) North Korea
Explanation: Russia has withdrawn a request for a flotilla of warships to be allowed to refuel in Spain’s north African enclave of Ceuta, after Nato allies criticised Madrid for assisting warships they believe could be used to target civilians in Syria. Moscow's decision comes against a backdrop of increasing tensions between Russia and the West over the war in Syria
6). Which state CM urges Centre to release Rs.795 Cr 31 Lakh to settle insurance claims of farmers?
a) Andhra Pradesh
Explanation: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has urged the Centre to release 795 crore 31 lakh rupees to settle insurance claims of farmers afftected by drought last year. In a letter written to Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh yesterday, Naveen Patnaik mentioned that more than 21 lakh farmers in the state were covered under under National Agricultural Insurance Scheme during Kharif 2015, under which the money is sought..
7). India signed three agreements with which country on issues pertaining to avoidance of double taxation, cooperation in the field of youth and sport affair and food safety cooperation?
d) New Zealand
e) South Korea
Explanation: India has signed three agreements with New Zealand. The agreement were on issues pertaining to avoidance of double taxation, cooperation in the field of youth and sport affair and food safety cooperation. The agreements were signed in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key. John Key is on a second state visit to India in five years.
8). How many scheme/s have been launched by the Union Ministry of Science and Technology in order to apply science to boost rural economy?
Explanation: The Union Ministry of Science and Technology has launched two new schemes Biotech-KISAN and Cattle Genomics in order to apply science to boost rural economy. The intent of these programmes is to form a network to farmers directly with the scientists and experts. Thus they seek to empower farmers, especially women farmers. Its purpose is to connect farmers, scientist and science institution.
9). Name the committee appointed by the government regarding One Rank One Pension (OROP).
a) L Narasimha Reddy committee
b) Manohar Parrikarcommittee
c) Naik Jadu Nath Singh committee
d) Ramesh Chandra Lahoti committee
e) Sachin Sharma committee
Explanation: The one-man judicial committee on One Rank One Pension (OROP), set up by the government, has submitted its report to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. The Centre had appointed the committee, under the Chairmanship of retired Chief Justice of Patna High Court L Narasimha Reddy. It was formed to look into the anomalies, if any, arising out of implementation of OROP.
10). Which state government will observe 2017 as the "Garib Kalyan Varsh"?
e) Uttar Pradesh
Explanation: Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar said that the state government has decided to observe 2017 as the "Garib Kalyan Varsh". During the observation period, the government would lay emphasis on welfare of poor people and generating employment opportunities for the youth. The outgoing year was dedicated to Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya & coincided with the Golden Jubilee formation year of the state.
11). India notified a new Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) with which
d) South Korea
e) North Korea
Explanation: The government has notified a new Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) between India and South Korea. It was signed by PM Modi during his visit to Seoul in May 2015. The provisions of the new DTAA will have effect in India in respect of income derived in fiscal years beginning on or after April 1, 2017. The earlier Double Taxation Avoidance Convention was notified on September 26, 1986
12). According a report by Nasscom-ZINNOV India will have _____ startup companies by 2020.
Explanation: India has emerged as the third largest startup base and such ventures are poised to grow 2.2 times to reach 10,500 by 2020. India is in the third position just behind US and UK and nearly 1400 new start-ups are expected by end of 2016. This was revealed the Indian Startup Ecosystem Maturing - 2016 report by Nasscom-ZINNOV. The report also finds that Bengaluru, NCR, and Mumbai continue to lead.
13). Which bank has launched ‘Insta Services’ to enable electronic submission of Form 15G/H through its mobile application?
Explanation: Axis Bank has launched ‘Insta Services’. The new service will allow customers to click an image or upload the scanned copy of KYC documents. The customers just need to provide important information such as estimated income. Form 15G/H are self-declaration forms required to be furnished by the assessee to the banker.
14). Raj Begum who passed away on October 26 was a ____.
Explanation: Raj Begum was a Kashmiri singer and Padma Shri award winner. Raj Begaum was awarded Padma Shri in 2002 and Sangeet Akademi award in 2013. She was also bestowed with State award by Jammu and Kashmir government in 2009. Starting off as wedding singer, she gradually rose to become one of the most powerful female voices of Kashmir
15). What is India's rank on the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report 2016?
Explanation: India has been ranked 87th out of 144 countries on the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report 2016. India has climbed 21 spots from 108th position in 2015. The report measures gender gap as progress towards parity between men and women in four areas (i) Educational attainment, (ii) Health and survival, (iii) Economic opportunity and (iv) Political empowerment. Top 5 Countries in 2016 Report are Iceland (1st), Finland (2nd), Norway (3rd), Sweden (4th) and Rwanda (5th).
For More Current Affairs Quiz - Click Here