1). The World Philosophy Day 2016 was celebrated on which day?
a) First Wednesday of November
b) Second Monday of November
c) Third Thursday of November
d) Fourth Saturday of November
e) Second Thursday of November
Explanation: The World Philosophy Day is observed globally on the third Thursday of November every year. This year, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) organised the special events. The World Philosophy Day was introduced in 2002 by UNESCO to encourage the world to share their philosophical heritage and open their minds to new ideas.
2). Name the village, which has been adopted by sachin Tendulkar recently?
a) PR Kandriga
b) RR Kandriga
c) KR Kandriga
d) MR Kandriga
e) PJ Kandriga
Explanation: Cricket legend and Rajya Sabha member Sachin Tendulkar has announced that his adopted village Puttam Rajuvari Kandriga in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh is open defecation free. He visited the village in Gudur mandal that he had adopted under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana two years ago. He said, he could remember the conditions in the village which were appalling two years ago and there has been great progress. He appreciated the support of the officials and implementing agencies.
3). Mehbooba Mufti formally launched the World Bank-funded mega development Rs ______-crore Jhelum-Tawi flood recovery project?
Explanation: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti formally launched the World Bank-funded mega development Rs 1,600-crore Jhelum-Tawi flood recovery project here today. The project would give massive push to the reconstruction and rehabilitation of infrastructure post-2014 floods in the state. The project was conceptualised and pursued by former Chief Minister late Mufti Muhammad Sayeed in the aftermath of devastating floods of 2014 and today after completion of all formalities the project was formally launched.
4). Name the state, which state has become the first state to adopt a resolution welcoming the demonetization of high-value currency notes?
Explanation: Chhattisgarh on Wednesday became the first state to pass a motion supporting the demonetisation policy introduced by the BJP-led Central government, reports said. The motion was introduced in the state assembly by Chhattisgarh CM and BJP leader Raman Singh. He also announced that e-payment devices have been exempted from Value Added Tax (VAT) to encourage digital transactions.
5). Which of the following country has issued the statement about its withdrawal from the International Criminal court?
Explanation: President Vladimir Putin has signed an executive order removing Russia’s signature from the International Criminal Court’s founding treaty on 16th November. Russia in 2000 signed the Rome treaty that established the Hague-based court but never ratified it.
6). Which city host the Great Indian Film and Literature Festival?
Explanation: The three-day Great Indian Film and Literature Festival will begin at DLF CyberHub, Gurugram on December 2. The festival will feature panel discussions on several themes, including filmmaking and advertising, as well as film screenings, book readings, a music concert and a poetry slam. It will be attended by author Ruskin Bond and actor Piyush Mishra, among others.
7). Government today launched revamped Aadhaar toll-free helpline number, what is that number?
Explanation: Government today launched revamped Aadhaar toll-free helpline number - 1947 to help citizens to get quick access to information about Aadhaar, which will be available 24x7 throughout the year on Interactive voice response system mode (IVRS), while Call-Centre agents will be available from 7 am to 11 pm.
8). Over Rs __________ crore collected as Swachh Bharat Cess in last fiscal?
Explanation: Over Rs 3,900 crore was collected as Swachh Bharat Cess (SBC) in the last financial year, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. The government had imposed 0.5 per cent SBC on all taxable services from November 15 last year."The total amount collected from SBC during fiscal 2015-16 was Rs 3,901.76 crore," Minister of State for Urban Development Rao Inderjit Singh said in a written reply.
9). Name the state, which has sign MoU with Microsoft for digital services?
c) Andhra Pradesh
d) Himachal Pradesh
Explanation: Telangana government on Wednesday signed an MoU with Microsoft Corporation India for helping the government explore cloud, machine learning and mobile-based solutions to improve citizen services, education, healthcare and agriculture. "Telangana government believes that ICT is the key to building not only a stronger economy but also an efficient and effective governance system," officials said.
10). Who has been ranked 36th in the US magazine Fortune's top 50 business persons list for 2016?
a) Ajay Banga
b) Satya Nadella
c) Ajita Rajendra
d) Aditya Puri
e) AO Simith's
Explanation: HDFC Bank's Aditya Puri has been ranked 36th in the US magazine Fortune's top 50 business persons list for 2016, and is the only Indian among three persons of Indian origin in the global rankings. Puri, who has led the second largest private sector lender since its inception in 1994, has been ranked 36th in the list, which evaluates corporate leaders' business performance. While Facebook's Mark Zuckerburg leads the list, Microsoft's chief executive Satya Nadella has been ranked fifth. AO Simith's Ajita Rajendra is at 34, followed by Mastercard's Ajay Banga at 40.
11). India's Rustom-II UAV successfully completes maiden test flight at?
a) Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram.
b) Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC-SHAR), Sriharikota.
c) ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC), Bangalore.
d) ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC), Mahendragiri.
e) Aeronautical Test Range (ATR), Chitradurga,.
Explanation: Rustom-II, India's indigenously developed drone, today successfully completed its maiden-flight, which enhanced India's development programme for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). The DRDO successfully carried out the maiden-flight of TAPAS 201 (RUSTOM-II), a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV. It has an endurance of 24 hours and can conduct surveillance and reconnaissance missions. The test flight took place from Aeronautical Test Range (ATR), Chitradurga, 250 km from Bangalore.
12). A team of women commandos has been inducted for the first time in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to counter Naxal insurgency in ___________?
Explanation: A team of women commandos has been inducted for the first time in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to counter Naxal insurgency in Jharkhand. A Naxal or Naxalite is a member of any of the Communist guerrilla groups in India, mostly associated with the Communist or Leftist ideology.
13). Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav inaugurated the Rs ______-crore Gomti riverfront development project & Gaus Mohammad Stadium in Lucknow?
Explanation: Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav inaugurated the Rs 1500-crore Gomti riverfront development project & Gaus Mohammad Stadium in Lucknow. Under this project, a diaphragm wall has been made on both banks of the Gomti river to channel its waterflow. The land between the waterway and the embankment has been developed for public use.The stadium is named after ace lawn tennis player Gaus Mohammad.
14). Who is the author of the book, 'The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad'?
a) Twinkle Khanna
b) Tushar Raheja
c) Tuhin Sinha
d) Khagendra Thakur
e) Gajendra Thakur
Explanation: Actor-turned-author Twinkle Khanna launched her second book titled 'The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad'. Twinkle's first book was 'Mrs Funnybones: She's Just Like You and a Lot Like Me', which was published in 2015
15). The _________ SGFI National School Football Championship 2016 got underway with a colourful opening ceremony by the school students at Netaji Stadium, Port Blair?
Explanation: The 62nd SGFI National School Football Championship 2016 got underway with a colourful opening ceremony by the school students at Netaji Stadium, Port Blair today evening. Altogether 29 teams from the country are participating in this 10 days tournament. In the opening match played today at Netaji Stadium, the boys of Andaman Nicobar Islands won playing Andhra Pradesh team by 3-0.
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