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1. What is India’s rank in the World Economic Forum’s Global Manufacturing Index? (It was released on January 14, 2018)
1) 66
2) 30
3) 74
4) 45
5) 80

2. Who took charge as the new Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on January 15, 2017?
1) S. Somanath
2) K. Sivan
3) P. Kunhikrishnan
4) S. Arunan
5) B. Jayakumar

3. Benjamin Netanyahu visited India in January 2018. He is the Prime Minister of which of the following countries?
1) Syria
2) Lebanon
3) Israel
4) Jordan
5) Palestine

4. Who is the current President of the US-India Business Council (USIBC)?
1) Richard Verma
2) John Chambers
3) Indra Nooyi
4) Nisha Desai Biswal
5) Nikki Haley

5. Andrej Babis became the Prime Minister of which of the following European countries in
December 2017?
1) Czech Republic
2) Slovakia
3) Latvia
4) Lithuania
5) Poland

6. Ganga Prasad was sworn in as the Governor of which of the following States on October 5, 2017?
1) Assam
2) Jharkhand
3) Meghalaya
4) Bihar
5) Chhattisgarh

7. Which former Chief of Naval Staff assumed office as the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands on October 8, 2017?
1) Sureesh Mehta
2) Devendra Kumar Joshi
3) Nirmal Kumar Verma
4) Madhvendra Singh
5) None of these

8. President Ram Nath Kovind appointed a commission to examine the sub-categorization of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) on October 2, 2017. The Commission is headed by:
1) J.K. Bajaj
2) R. Banumathi
3) Arun Mishra
4) G. Rohini
5) None of these

9. Sooronbay Jeenbekov became the President of which of the following countries on November
24, 2017?
1) Kazakhstan
2) Uzbekistan
3) Kyrgyzstan
4) Tajikistan
5) None of these

10. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first ever All India Institute of Ayurveda
(AIIA) on October 17, 2017 in which of the following cities?
1) Gandhinagar
2) New Delhi
3) Bangalore
4) Kochi
5) Chennai

11. Who is the author of the book “Politic Shock”?
1) Meghnad Desai
2) Bimal Jalan
3) Yashwant Sinha
4) TCA Raghavan
5) Vinay Srivastava

12. India’s border trade with Myanmar takes place mainly through Moreh, a town located in the State of:
1) Mizoram
2) Manipur
3) Tripura
4) Nagaland
5) Sikkim

13. Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary is located in which of the following States?
1) Kerala
2) Tamil Nadu
3) Arunachal Pradesh
4) Uttar Pradesh
5) Madhya Pradesh

14. Audrey Azoulay is the new Director General of UNESCO. She belongs to which of the following countries?
1) Israel
2) Poland
3) Hungary
4) France
5) None of these

15. Who topped the Most Powerful Women in Business outside the US list? (The list was released by the Fortune magazine on September 26, 2017)
1) Ana Botin
2) Emma Walmsley
3) Isabelle Kocher
4) Chanda Kochhar
5) None of these

16. Fortune magazine has released the Most Powerful Women in Business in the United States list for the year 2017. Who topped the list?
1) Mary Barra
2) Indra Nooyi
3) Marillyn Hewson
4) Abigail Johnson
5) Sheryl Sandberg

17. Berggruen Prize is awarded annually for:
1) Human Rights
2) Philosophy
3) Journalism
4) Science
5) Literature

18. Jalal Talabani passed away on October 3, 2017. He served as President of which of the following countries from 2005 to 2014?
1) Libya
2) Iran
3) Iraq
4) Turkey
5) Lebanon

19. Who will succeed Stuart Gulliver as Executive Director and Group Chief Executive of HSBC Holdings plc in February 2018?
1) Mark Tucker
2) Marc Moses
3) John Flint
4) Phillip Ameen
5) None of these

20. Who was elected Chairman of Press Trust of India (PTI) in September 2017? (PTI is India’s largest news agency)
1) Viveck Goenka
2) N. Ravi
3) Riyad Mathew
4) Vineet Jain
5) None of these

21. Which city hosted the 3rd edition of India International Science Festival (IISF) in October 2017?
1) Chennai
2) New Delhi
3) Hyderabad
4) Mumbai
5) None of these

22. India has declared 2010-2020 as which of the following decades?
1) Decade of Women Empowerment
2) Decade of Innovation
3) Decade of Biodiversity
4) Decade of Science and Technology
5) None of these

23. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley participated in the G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) Meeting held in October 2017 in:
1) Berlin
2) Hamburg
3) Washington DC
4) New York
5) Canberra

24. Who is the member secretary of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC)?
1) Surjit Bhalla
2) Rathin Roy
3) Ashok Lavasa
4) Ratan Watal
5) S.C. Garg

25. Following the recommendations of which of the following committees was the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) constituted?
1) Narasimham committee
2) Bimal Jalan committee
3) R.N. Malhotra committee
4) C. Rangarajan committee
5) None of these

26. Bellandur Lake is in the news recently. It is located in which of the following cities?
1) Jaipur
2) Chennai
3) Bangalore
4) Bhadravathi
5) Palghat

27. World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is celebrated every year on:
1) March 17
2) May 17
3) July 17
4) September 17
5) November 17

28. Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is the ruling political party in which of the following countries?
1) Singapore
2) UK
3) Bangladesh
4) Japan
5) Myanmar

29. Who is the present Chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)?
1) Anil Kapoor
2) Gajendra Chauhan
3) Anupam Kher
4) Naseeruddin Shah
5) Adoor Gopalakrishnan

30. Who is the author of the book “Sense and Solidarity- Jholawala Economics for Everyone”?
1) Amartya Sen
2) Jean Dreze
3) Kaushik Basu
4) Muhammad Yunus
5) Y. Venugopal Reddy

31. Esther Staubli became the first female referee to officiate a match at the FIFA U-17 World Cup on October 14, 2017. She belongs to?
1) Switzerland
2) Germany
3) Netherlands
4) Italy
5) Portugal

32. Which country won the FIFA U17 World Cup at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on October 28, 2017?
1) Spain
2) England
3) Brazil
4) Mali
5) Germany

33. Who won the men’s singles badminton title at the Denmark Open Super Series Premier on October 22, 2017?
1) B. Sai Praneeth
2) Parupalli Kashyap
3) Kidambi Srikanth
4) H.S. Prannoy
5) None of these

34. Who won the women’s singles title at the Denmark Open Super Series Premier in October 2017?
1) Akane Yamaguchi
2) P.V. Sindhu
3) Saina Nehwal
4) Ratchanok Intanon
5) Carolina Marin

35. Which Indian Golf player won the Macau Open title in October 2017?
1) Gaganjeet Bhullar
2) Ajeetesh Sandhu
3) Arjun Atwal
4) Anirban Lahiri
5) Jyoti Randhawa

36. Which West Indies cricketer became the first batsman in Test history to be out hit wicket for a golden duck on his Test debut on December 1, 2017?
1) Sunil Ambris
2) Shai Hope
3) Roston Chase
4) Shane Dowrich
5) Shannon Gabriel

37. Which New Zealand cricketer has been named as the event ambassador for the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2018?
1) Trent Boult
2) Martin Guptill
3) Corey Anderson
4) Ross Taylor
5) Kane Williamson

38. Pooja Kadian bagged India’s first ever gold medal at the Wushu World Championships held in October 2017 in?
1) Dublin, Ireland
2) Beijing, China
3) Jakarta, Indonesia
4) Kazan, Russia
5) Seoul, South Korea

39. Who won the FIDE World Cup chess title held in Tbilisi, Georgia in September 2017?
1) Levon Aronian (Armenia)
2) Magnus Carlsen (Norway)
3) Wesley So (USA)
4) Vladimir Kramnik (Russia)
5) Ding Liren (China)

40. Which is the first team in the history of one day internationals (ODIs) to score hundred 300 plus scores?
1) Australia
2) West indies
3) England
4) India
5) Sri Lanka

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