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1) 29th Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit (10-11 November 2017) was held in…..
1) Da Nang, Vietnam
2) Xiamen, China
3) Hamburg, Germany
4) Astana, Kazakhstan
5) Taormina, Italy

2) The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) (Head Quarters located in Singapore) is a forum for 21 Pacific Rim member economies that promotes free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region. APEC was established in……
1) 1969
2) 1979
3) 1989
4) 1999
5) None of the above

3) India is NOT a member country of…….
1) Bay of Bengal Initiative for MultiSectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)
2) Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)
3) South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
4) Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
5) Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)

4) Audrey Azoulay is the new Director General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). She hails from which of the following country?
1) Bulgaria
2) France
3) Switzerland
4) Netherlands
5) None of these

5) National Education Day is observed every year across India on 11 November to commemorate birth anniversary of …….
1) Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay
2) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
3) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
4) Chaudhary Charan Singh
5) Atal Bihari Vajpayee

6) 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit (13-14 November 2017) was held in…….
1) Manila, Philippines
2) Vientiane, Laos
3) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
4) Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
5) Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

7) Which of the following statements is incorrect regarding Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)?
1) ASEAN was formed on 8 August 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
2) ASEAN membership has expanded to include Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.
3) ASEAN secretariat is located in Singapore.
4) Le Luong Minh (Vietnam) is the Secretary General of ASEAN.
5) None of the above

8) Which state Chief Minister declared Urdu as the state’s second official language on 10 November 2017 and every office in the state will now have an Urdu speaking officer?
1) Andhra Pradesh
2) Telangana
3) Bihar
4) Jharkhand
5) Jammu and Kashmir

9) 12th East Asia summit (13-14 November 2017) was held in…..
1) Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
2) Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
3) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
4) Vientiane, Laos
5) Manila, Philippines

10) The East Asia Summit (EAS) is a forum held annually by leaders of 18 countries. Which of the following countries are participate in East Asia summit (EAS)?
1) 10 ASEAN countries
2) USA, Russia and Japan
3) China, India, South Korea
4) Australia and New Zealand
5) All of the above

11) Who is Hasmukh Adhia?
1) The new Finance Secretary of India
2) The new Foreign Secretary of India
3) The new Defense Secretary of India
4) The new Home Secretary of India
5) None of the above

12) Which of the following is the Public Sector Payment Bank?
1) Airtel Payment Bank
2) India Post Payments Bank
3) Paytm Payment Bank
4) FINO Payment Bank
5) None of the above

13) Which of the following International Organisation named as the recipient of Mother Teresa Memorial Award for social justice 2017 for its exceptional work World wide?
1) International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
2) United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
3) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
4) United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
5) United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

14) Who is the winner of 2017 IBSF World Billiards Championship held at Doha?
1) Pankaj Advani (India)
2) Mike Russell (Russia)
3) Peter Gilchrist (Singapore)
4) Alok Kumar (India)
5) None of the above

15) The Global Gender Gap Index is an index designed to measure gender equality. Global Gender Gap Report is published by…….
1) International Monetary Fund (IMF)
2) International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)
3) World Economic Forum (WEF)
4) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
5) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

16) Which of the following statement is correct regarding Islamic Banking in India?
1) The proposal to introduce Islamic banking was first made by a committee on financial sector reforms, chaired by former Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan, in 2008.
2) The Reserve Bank of India has decided not to pursue a proposal for introduction of Islamic banking in the country.
3) Islamic or Sharia banking is a finance system based on the principles of not charging interest, which is prohibited under Islam.
4) The issue of introduction of Islamic banking in India was examined by the RBI and the government of India.
5) All of the above

17) Which bank has bagged the ‘best bank’ award for the use of technology for financial inclusion at the 13th IDRBT Banking Technology Excellence Awards 2016-17?
1) Federal Bank
2) IndusInd Bank
3) IDFC Bank
4) Karnataka Bank
5) None of the above

18) The UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) 2017 was held in….
1) Bonn, Germany
2) Marrakech, Morocco
3) Paris, France
4) Lima, Peru
5) None of the above

19) Who are the winners of Men’s singles and Women’s Singles Titles in 82nd senior National badminton championship 2017?
1) K.Srikanth and P.V.Sindhu
2) H.S.Prannoy and Saina Nehwal
3) B. Sai Praneeth and Ashwini Ponnappa
4) Chetan Anand and Jwala Gutta
5) Sourabh Varma and P.C.Thulasi

20) The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is an international agricultural research and training organization with headquarters in…..
1) Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines
2) Davos, Switzerland
3) Shanghai, China
4) Stockholm, Sweden
5) None of the above

21) Which of the following is the is a trade association of Indian Information Technology (IT) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry and established in 1988?
1) CII
5) None of the above

22) Who will be the first woman President of NASSCOM and will succeed R. Chandra Shekhar after his tenure ends in March 2018?
1) Arundhati Bhattacharya
2) Chanda Kochhar
3) Shikha Sharma
4) Debjani Ghosh
5) None of the above

23) Name the largest information technology (IT) company in India?
1) Tata Consultancy Services (Mumbai)
2) Infosys (Bengaluru)
3) Wipro (Bengaluru)
4) HCL Technologies (Noida)
5) Tech Mahindra (Pune)

24) Which of the following is the World’s largest Information Technology company by revenue?
1) Apple Inc.
2) Microsoft
3) IBM
4) Dell Technologies
5) Intel Corporation

25) Which city hosted the 10th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES-2017) with theme “Deepening Economic Integration for Inclusive and Sustainable Development in South Asia”?
1) New Delhi
2) Kathmandu
3) Islamabad
4) Colombo
5) None of the above

26) Which of the following is NOT a foreign bank operating in India?
1) Standard Chartered Bank
2) JP Morgan Chase
3) Deutsche Bank AG
4) YES Bank
5) BNP Paribas

27) Which of the following is the oldest central bank in the World?
1) Sveriges Riksbank
2) Bank of England
3) Federal Reserve System
4) People’s Bank of China
5) Reserve Bank of India

28) H.S.Prannoy Kumar is related to which of the following sport?
1) Hockey
2) Chess
3) Badminton
4) Tennis
5) None of the above

29) World Diabetes Day is observed every year on
1) 7th April
2) 31st May
3) 5th June
4) 11th July
5) 14th November

30) Which of the following is the largest general insurance company in India?
1) The New India Assurance Company Ltd.
2) The United India Insurance Company Ltd.
3) The Oriental Insurance Company Ltd.
4) The National Insurance Company Ltd.
5) None of the above

31) Who is considered as the “father of the Cell Phone”?
1) Charles Babbage
2) Vinton Cerf
3) Tim Berners-Lee
4) Martin Cooper
5) None of the above

32) Who is the winner of Miss World Title 2017?
1) Manushi Chhillar
2) Andrea Meza
3) Stephanie Hill
4) Aurore Kichenin
5) None of the above

33) Gugamal National Park is located in……
1) Uttar Pradesh
2) Maharashtra
3) Bihar
4) West Bengal
5) Madhya Pradesh

34) World’s largest mobile phone manufacturer?
1) Samsung
2) Apple Inc
3) Huawei
4) Oppo
5) Xiaomi

35) World’s largest personal computer vendor?
1) Lenovo
2) HP Inc.
3) Dell Inc.
4) Asus
5) Apple Inc.

36) The largest district (area wise) in India?
1) Kutch, Gujarat
2) Mahe, Puducherry
3) Thane, Maharashtra
4) Upper Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh
5) None of the above

37) Which of the following cup is associated with Badminton?
1) Thomas Cup
2) Uber Cup
3) Sudirman Cup
4) Chaddha Cup
5) All of the above

38) The venue of the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is….
1) Panaji, Goa
2) Bengaluru, Karanataka
3) Madurai, Tamil Nadu
4) Patna, Bihar
5) None of the above

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