1). Which country’s space research agency will establish a virtual institute to advance the field of small spacecraft systems?
Explanation: NASA said it will establish a virtual institute to advance the field of small spacecraft systems at its Ames Research Center in the Silicon Valley early in 2017. The Small Spacecraft Systems Virtual Institute (S3VI) will leverage the growing small spacecraft community and promote innovation. Small spacecraft are being used for a range of activities such as for earth and space science measurement.
2). Mehar Mittal who passed away on October 22 was a ____.
Explanation: Mehar Mittal was a veteran Punjabi actor. He was best known for his comic roles. He had a celebrated three-decade long career in Punjabi film and had worked in more than 100 movies. Prominent among them were Sawa Lakh Se Ek Ladaun, Putt Jattan De, Babul Da Vehra, Bhulekha, Long Da Lishkara, Peengan Pyar Deeyan and Jeeja Sali.
3). Name the Indian luxury train which has won the World Travel Award 2016 in the category of Asia’s Leading Luxury Train.
a) Deccan Odyssey
b) Golden Chariot
c) Maharaja Express
d) Palace on Wheels
e) Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
Explanation: Deccan Odyssey,the luxury train operated and managed by Cox and Kings has won the World Travel Award 2016 in the category of Asia’s Leading Luxury Train. The award ceremony was held at the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam. The train offers exclusive trips to royal cities showcasing palaces andtraditions. World Travel Award honors the best of travel and tourism in the world.
4). Which shipbuilding company built Indian Coast Guard Ships (ICGS) Aryaman and Atulya?
a) Cochin Shipyard Limited
b) Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers
c) Kattupalli Shipyard
d) Praga Marine
e) Reliance Defence and Engineering Ltd
Explanation: Cochin Shipyard Limited has built Indian Coast Guard Ships (ICGS) Aryaman and Atulya. They were recently commissioned by the Indian Navy. The commissioning was done by Financial Adviser to Defence Services Sunil Kumar Kohli. The indigenous FPVs can achieve a maximum speed of 33 knots with range of 1500 nautical miles.
5). Which of the following city is India's second green airport located?
b) New Delhi
Explanation: India's second green airport is located in Vadodra. It was inaugurated by Pm Modi on October 22. It is the second second green airport after Kochi. It was designed and built by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) at a cost of Rs 160 cr. The airport is constructed on the principle of green infrastructure using bricks of fly ash. The new international terminal will increase the airport’s passengers handling capacity.
6). Which city will host the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup?
c) New Delhi
Explanation: Kochi will host the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. The other cities to host the tournament are Navi Mumbai and Kochi. It has received the green signal from a high-level delegation of football's world body. A 13-member Fifa delegation along with the Local Organising Committee (LOC) made an inspection. LOC and Fifa ratified Goa as the third venue to host the event after Kochi and Navi Mumbai.
7). Which football club won the Subroto Cup Junior Boys (U-17) trophy?
a) Army Boys
b) Atletico Paraneanse
c) Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas
d) Baktalórántháza VSE
e) None of the above
Explanation: Brazilian club Atletico Paraneanse defeated Army Boys 1-0 in the final of Subroto Cup Under-17 tournament at Dr. Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi. The single goal was shot on a penalty kick. The Government School boys from Mizoram got the fair play award. S. Kennedy was voted as the best player, while Dip Majumdar of Army Boys received the most promising player award.
8). Which country won the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup?
e) South Korea
Explanation: India has lifted the Kabaddi world cup defeating Iran 38-29. This is India's third Kabaddi world cup title. Kenya were named the emerging team of the tournament as they won a lot of hearts and almost made it to the semi finals. Jang Kun Lee was named the Most Valuable Player of the World Cup. The best referee of the tournament award was given to SMA Mannan from Bangladesh.
9). How many companies have been barred by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) from accessing the capital market?
Explanation: Sebi has barred as many as eight “vanishing” companies and 40 directors from accessing the capital market. They have been barred from accessing the capital market for the next five. Vanishing companies are those that failed to file statutory returns with the Registrar of Companies and stock exchanges for two years. These firms failed to comply with the requirements of listing agreement.
10). In which city was the Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) Plant inaugurated by Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan?
Explanation: A newly built plant for extraction, formulation, packaging of medicinal plant based phytopharmaceutical drugs under internationally accepted GMP guidelines was inaugurated in Jammu. This is first such national Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) Plant facility established in the public sector in India. It was inaugurated by the Vice President,CSIR and Union Minister for Science and Technology.
11). Which state government has signed an agreement with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to promote innovation in financial services?
a) Andhra Pradesh
e) West Bengal
Explanation: Andhra Pradesh government has signed an agreement with the Monetary Authority of Singapore to promote innovation in financial services. Under the Agreement will explore joint innovation projects on technologies such as digital payments & block-chain,. They will collaborate on development of education programmes. The agreement was signed in the presence of CM N Chandrababu Naidu.
12). Name the businessman who has been named as the new Chairman of the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A).
a) Anil Ambani
b) Kumar Mangalam Birla
c) Kunwer Sachdev
d) Ashok Vemuri
e) Harsh Goenka
Explanation: Kumar Mangalam Birla, the Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, has been named the new Chairman of IIM-A. The premier B-school has been without a regular Chairman since January. The IIM chairmanship is normally a non-executive position. The Chairperson also takes up the issues of the institute with the Union government.
13). How much will Power Grid Corporation of India invest in power transmission projects?
a) 1,000.20 crore
b) 1,184.45 crore
c) 1,235.40 crore
d) 1,580.13 crore
e) 1,860.67 crore
Explanation: Power Grid Corp board has approved proposals to invest Rs 1,184.45 crore in power transmission projects. The company’s Board of Directors have accorded approval . The Board has approved the proposal ‘Augmentation of Transformation Capacity in Southern Region. It also approved investment for ‘Sub—station works associated with strengthening of transmission system beyond Vemagiri’.
14). Which country has won the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World cup?
d) North Korea
Explanation: North Korea won the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup on Friday, after defeating Japan on penalties in the final of the tournament. North Korea, who were the champions of the tournament's maiden edition in 2008, became the first team to win the tournament twice. Spain's Lorena Navarro was awarded the Golden Shoe for scoring eight goals in the tournament
15). 'Happiness junction' inaugurated at _____ railway station?
Explanation: A 'happiness junction' has been inaugurated at the Sonpur railway station in Bihar's Saran district, which will provide books and several entertainment tools for waiting passengers. The spot will also have a TV set and a kids zone with toys for children. As part of the initiative, affluent people can also donate goods which could be used by the needy.
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