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Current Affairs Questions with Explanations

1. Recently what was the name of the programme under which a national conference on innovation in school education was organized?
a) Navonmesh
b) Navachar
c) Utkarsh
d) Navonmukh
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2. Which state government has decided to gift a smartphone to newly married women under its flagship scheme – Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojana?
a) Bihar
b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Maharashtra
d) Rajasthan
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3. Recently which country announced that it was scrapping its “457” visa programme that allowed its companies to hire Indians in a number of skilled jobs?
a) France
b) China
c) New Zealand
d) Australia
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4. What is the present rank of India in the 2017 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index?
a) 3 rd
b) 6 th
c) 8 th
d) 11 th
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5. Recently which government owned corporation surpassed ONGC to become the country’s most valued stateowned firm in terms of market valuation?
a) Cement Corporation of India
b) State Bank of India
c) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
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6. Payments Technology Company and soonto-be-launched payments bank Fino Paytech is to facilitate NABARD to help the rural bank digitization drive in which of the following state?
a) Rajasthan
b) Punjab
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Haryana
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7. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered all industries around ….. in Bengaluru to be shut and imposed Rs.5 lakh fine on anyone found dumping waste in and around the lake.
a) Bellandur Lake
b) Ulsoor lake
c) Puttenahalli Lake
d) Vibhutipura Lake
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8. Recently which state has issued directions for setting up a state disaster response force (SDRF) on the lines of the NDRF to provide prompt help to victims of natural calamities?
a) Madhya Pradesh
b) Odisha
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Jharkhand
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9. Prime Minister Narendra launched regional connectivity scheme ‘UDAN’ on April 27 from:
a) Kanpur
b) Shimla
c) Srinagar
d) Guwahati
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10. Indian Space Research Organisation plans to undertake the first developmental flight of a rocket capable of launching four-ton class of satellites. What is the name of thhe rocket?
a) GSLV-Mk I
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11. Recently researchers from University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed the first global Internet Atlas. University of Wisconsin-Madison is in:
a) UK
b) Russia
c) Germany
d) USA
Answer & Explanation :    11-d: Scientists in U.S. develop first detailed global Internet atlas.

12. Who became the first cricketer to score 10000 runs in T20 cricket?
a) Virat Kohli
b) AB de Villiers
c) Brendon McMullan
d) Chris Gayle
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13. Video gaming will be featured as a full sport at the 2022 Asian Games. 2022 Asian Games is to be held in:
a) China
b) Russia
c) Germany
d) Indonesia
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14. The English translation of novel Mathorubhagan (One Part Woman) has won the Sahitya Akademi’s award for translation in English. The Author of this novel is:
a) Perumal Murugan
b) Shankha Ghosh
c) Raghubeer Chaudhary
d) Raja Raman Pillai
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15. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) conducted a first-of-its-kind Statelevel mock exercise on forest fire in:
a) Uttarakhand
b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Mizoram
d) Arunachal Pradesh
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16. Every year the Civil Service Day is celebrated in India on:
a) 21st January
b) 21st March
c) 21st April
d) 25th May
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17. Sri Lankan Prime Minister visited India to set the agenda for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to Colombo in May. The present Prime Minister of Sri Lanka is:
a) Maithripala Sirisena
b) Ranil Wickremesinghe
c) Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena
d) Vajira Abeywardena
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18. Recently Rolls-Royce announced the opening of its Defence Service Delivery Centre (SDC) in:
a) Navi Mumbai
b) Bengaluru
c) Chennai
d) Mangalore
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19. Recently India moved to upgrade its defence infrastructure along the border with China, announcing the construction of two Advanced Landing Grounds (ALG) in:
a) Sikkim
b) Uttarakhand
c) Himachal Pradesh
d) Arunachal Pradesh
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20. Which state government is set to launch its premium fashion brand “Baluchari” to save a dying textile art of the state?
a) Maharashtra
b) West Bengal
c) Karnataka
d) Tamil Nadu
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21. Recently the Supreme Court gave the green signal to the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to e-auction the:
a) Vivanta by Taj
b) The Lalit
c) Taj Mansingh Hotel
d) ITC Maurya
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22. Recently India along with which other country signed two agreements to build artillery guns for the Indian Army and for collaboration in shipbuilding?
a) Japan
b) Israel
c) France
d) South Korea
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23. In a major boost towards realising country’s ambitious inland waterways project, the World Bank has approved ….. loan for capacity augmentation of National Waterway-1(River Ganga) under Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP).
a) $250 million
b) $375 million
c) $425 million
d) $450 million
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24. Recently Ramanathan Ramanan was appointed as the Mission Director of the Atal Innovation Mission under the Niti Aayog. He is presently working with:
a) Infosys
b) TCS
c) Reliance Power
d) Microsoft
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25. How many towns have been identified in the country by the railways for converting their railway stations into digital hotspot?
a) 4500
b) 5300
c) 6100
d) 7000
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26. Ashok Leyland is planning to invest up to Rs.600 crore over the next five years in setting up new units, increasing capacity and developing new vehicles. Ashok Leyland is the flagship of:
a) Arcellor Mittal
b) Hinduja Group
c) Reliance Mukesh Ambani Group
d) Jindal Group
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