1). Meghalaya became the first state to start India's first Cherry Blossom Festival, which is widely celebrated in _____________?
Explanation: Meghalaya became the first state to start India's first Cherry Blossom Festival, which is widely celebrated in Japan. The four-day festival will also provide opportunities to showcase the unique beauty of pink and white cherry blossoms as well as Meghalaya's traditional arts, culture and cuisine to the naturalists and tourists. Chief Minister Mukul Sangma inaugurated India's first Cherry Blossom Festival in this state capital of Meghalaya, where cherry blossoms are in full bloom in several parts of the city and the suburbs.
2). India and US jointly launch the clean energy projects, how much is the overall coast of the project?
a) USD 75 mn
b) USD 85 mn
c) USD 95 mn
d) USD 65 mn
e) USD 105 mn
Explanation: The US has announced two financial projects worth 95 million US dollars in India to bring more energy-efficient appliances to rural sector, as part of its efforts to continue the global transition to zero-and-low carbon energy sources. The White House said the US has committed 75 million dollars in Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) financing for renewable energy projects in India. It has also announced to launch a 20 million dollar partnership this week with the philanthropic sector to bring more efficient appliances to Indian villages. Known as US-India Clean Energy Finance program (USICEF), it will address a key financing gap in the Indian distributed solar market by funding early-stage project preparatory work, it said.
3). Suzuki Motor Corporation to set up Industrial Training Institute in Gujarat at which of the following city?
Explanation: Suzuki Motor Corporation has announced to set up an industrial training institute in Mehsana district of Gujarat next year. This industrial training institute will be known as ‘Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing-JIM’. This industrial training institute will be set up to cooperate on the human resource development in the manufacturing sector in India under the ‘Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Program’.
4). Name the Indian state, which has been termed as the country's breast cancer capital?
Explanation: Thiruvananthapuram has been termed as the country's breast cancer capital, with cases at a record high of 40 per lakh of population. 9 lakh women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. The revelation was made during the Kerala Chapter of Indian Radiological and Imaging Association (IRIA) Conference.
5). The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum's Week started in Peru at which of the following city of Peru?
Explanation: : The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum's Week started at Lima in Peru today bringing together leaders of world's largest economies, businessmen and investors. A creation of Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific, which would include all APEC states, is one of the main topics on the agenda of the 2016 APEC Summit that is widely seen as the premier business event drawing together business and economic leaders of 21 Pacific Rim countries.
6). Which bank Launch Chat Botsfor 'Intelligent' Banking?
Explanation: Axis Bank, India's third largest private bank on Tuesday announced partnership with a Singapore-based fintech platform to launch intelligent banking chat bots that will bring mobile banking services for its customers in the form of a conversational interface. The partnership with Active Intelligence Pte (Active.ai) will enable users to chat through the banks's mobile banking app and messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger, Axis Bank said in a statement.
7). Name the country, which has signed two agreements with India on water resource management & Agriculture?
e) Sri Lanka
Explanation: India and Israel today inked two agreements in the field of water resources management and agriculture the agreements were signed following delegation level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in New Delhi. In a joint press statement, Mr Modi said, India and Isreal agreed to further enhance cooperation to deal with the growing threat of terrorism and radicalization
8). Molinari Rail to set up manufacturing unit in India, Molinari Rail belongs to which country?
Explanation: Swiss major Molinari Rail will set up a manufacturing and assembly centre for auxiliary power units for diesel locomotives in India by next year. Molinari Rail AG has entered into a strategic pact to design, manufacture and deliver the auxiliary power units (APUs) for 1,000 diesel locomotives to be built in India for Indian Railways.
9). Name the person, who has won the National Women Premier Chess Championship held in New Delhi?
a) Padmini Rout
b) Eesha Karavade
c) S Vijayalakshmi
d) Eesha Kumar
e) Grandmasters Koneru Humpy
Explanation: International Master Padmini Rout scores a hat-trick in the National Women Premier Chess Championship in New Delhi yesterday, Padmini played out a hard fought draw with her Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB ) teammate Eesha Karavade that helped her to secure a hat-trick of title wins. Ending her tally with eight points from 11 games, Padmini managed to put an end to a series of mediocre performances that saw her rating go down by over seventy points. The Odisha girl was at the top of her game right through and did not face any challenge in her quest to strike for gold.
10). Who won first Asian Tour title outside India in golfer?
a) Eesha Karavade
b) S Vijayalakshmi
c) Eesha Kumar
d) Grandmasters Koneru Humpy
e) SSP Chawrasia
Explanation: Indian golfer SSP Chawrasia clinched the $1 million (6.8 crore) Resorts World Manila Masters in the Philippines on Sunday, his first ever Asian Tour title outside India. Chawrasia beat Malaysian Nicolas Fung and American Sam Chen on the final day of the tournament. It was the 38-year-old's fourth Asian Tour win overall.
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