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Which is the World’s Happiest Country? Useful Bits for RRB Group D

1. What is the theme of the 105th Indian Science Congress held at Manipur University in Imphal in March 2018?
1) Science and Technology for National Development
2) Reaching the Unreached Through Science & Technology
3) Science for Shaping the Future of India
4) Science and Technology for Human Development
5) None of these

2. Which country topped the World Happiness Report released by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network on March 14, 2018?
1) Finland
2) Norway
3) Denmark
4) Iceland
5) Switzerland

3. The World Happiness Report 2018 ranks 156 countries by their happiness levels. What is India’s rank?
1) 122
2) 116
3) 133
4) 125
5) 118

4. Who assumed office as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve on February 5, 2018? (Federal Reserve is the central banking system of the United States)
1) Randal Quarles
2) Lael Brainard
3) Frank N. Newman
4) Jerome Powell
5) None of these

5. Sergio Ramirez won the prestigious Cervantes Prize for 2017. He is an eminent writer from:
1) Mexico
2) Argentina
3) Nicaragua
4) Chile
5) Colombia

6. Who won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017 for his novel “The Story of a Brief Marriage”?
1) Arvind Adiga
2) Karan Mahajan
3) Anuk Arudpragasam
4) Stephen Alter
5) Jeet Thayil

7. Kevin Lilliana was crowned Miss International 2017. She belongs to which of the following countries?
1) Japan
2) Indonesia
3) South Africa
4) Philippines
5) Brazil

8. Which of the following organizations has been named as the recipient of the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice 2017?
1) Red Cross
2) UNESCO
3) UNICEF
4) UNHCR
5) Medicine Sans Frontiers

9. King Philippe visited India in November 2017. He is the king of which of the following European countries?
1) Spain
2) UK
3) Belgium
4) Norway
5) Sweden

10. The first consignment of wheat from India via Chabahar port reached Afghanistan recently. The port of Chabahar is in:
1) Pakistan
2) Oman
3) Iran
4) Jordan
5) Saudi Arabia

11. Who was awarded the first ever Centenary National Award for Literature by the Asam Sahitya Sabha in Guwahati in October 2017? (Asam Sahitya Sabha was established in 1917)
1) Namita Gokhale
2) Shobha De
3) Anuradha Roy
4) Jhumpa Lahiri
5) None of these

12. President Ram Nath Kovind presented the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management for the year 2017 to:
1) M.S. Swaminathan
2) Bindeshwar Pathak
3) E. Sreedharan
4) Kailash Satyarthi
5) None of these

13. Jacinda Ardern is the current Prime Minister of which of the following countries?
1) Canada
2) Australia
3) New Zealand
4) UK
5) Ireland

14. NEOM is a planned mega city to be constructed in which of the following countries?
1) UAE
2) Jordan
3) Egypt
4) Saudi Arabia
5) Qatar

15. Borut Pahor was re-elected for a second term as the President of which of the following European countries in November 2017?
1) Croatia
2) Slovenia
3) Cyprus
4) Estonia
5) Malta

16. Who is the first Indian to get Anna Politkovskaya Award?
1) Aruna Roy
2) Arundhati Roy
3) Irom Chanu Sharmila
4) Gauri Lankesh
5) Manasi Pradhan

17. Reach All Women in War (RAW in WAR) is a non-governmental organization based in:
1) Paris
2) Moscow
3) London
4) Frankfurt
5) New York

18. The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched PENCIL portal to combat:
1) Drugs
2) Child Labor
3) Naxalism
4) Terrorism
5) Trafficking in women

19. Who has been appointed India’s High Commissioner to Pakistan?
1) Rajesh Vaishnaw
2) Vikas Seth
3) Ajay Bisaria
4) TV Narendran
5) None of these


20. Which of the following statements is not correct?
1) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was conferred the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2017.
2) Former President Pranab Mukherjee is the author of the book “The Coalition Years: 1996-2012”.
3) Kenneth Juster is the US Ambassador to India.
4) The French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parley visited India in October 2017
5) Manushi Chhillar of India is Miss Universe 2017.

21. Infantry Day is celebrated every year in India on which of the following days?
1) October 27
2) November 27
3) December 27
4) January 27
5) February 27

22. The Government has constituted Alternative Mechanism Panel to oversee merger proposals of public sector banks. Who is the Chairman of this panel?
1) Urjit Patel
2) Arun Jaitley
3) Rajiv Kumar
4) Hasmukh Adhia
5) Suresh Prabhu

23. Ayodhya town in Uttar Pradesh was lit up with a record 1.71 lakh lamps on Diwali last year. Ayodhya is situated on the banks of which of the following rivers?
1) Gomti
2) Ganga
3) Saryu
4) Yamuna
5) Shipra

24. Which of the following countries is not a member of Quad?
1) India
2) Japan
3) USA
4) Russia
5) Australia

25. Maris Kucinskis visited India in November 2017. He is the Prime Minister of which of the following European countries?
1) Latvia
2) Lithuania
3) Estonia
4) Czech Republic
5) Slovakia

26. Surendra Kumar Sinha resigned as the Chief Justice of which of the following countries on corruption charges in November 2017?
1) Singapore
2) Malaysia
3) Bangladesh
4) Indonesia
5) Maldives

27. Where is the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)?
1) New York
2) Rome
3) Vienna
4) Montreal
5) Washington DC

28. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently visited the Haifa Cemetery to pay homage to the brave Indian soldiers who laid down their lives during the liberation of Haifa city in 1918. It is located in:
1) Germany
2) Myanmar
3) Japan
4) Israel
5) Philippines

29. In which State is Dandeli wildlife sanctuary located?
1) Goa
2) Kerala
3) Karnataka
4) Tamil Nadu
5) West Bengal

30. Who took charge as the Chairman and Managing Director of Air India in December 2017?
1) Ajay Kumar
2) R.K. Jain
3) Pradeep Singh Kharola
4) Raghvendra Singh
5) None of these

31. Which of the following is the capital city of Slovenia?
1) Ljubljana
2) Zagreb
3) Skopje
4) Bratislava
5) Belgrade

32. In which State was the “Namami Barak” festival held in November 2017?
1) Nagaland
2) Assam
3) Tripura
4) Meghalaya
5) None of these

33. Cervantes Prize is considered to be the highest award for literature in which of the following languages?
1) Portuguese
2) Russian
3) Spanish
4) French
5) Italian

34. Which country won the Davis Cup tennis tournament in November 2017?
1) Belgium
2) Australia
3) USA
4) France
5) Spain

35. Which country will host the 2019 Rugby World Cup?
1) Italy
2) Russia
3) Australia
4) South Africa
5) Japan

36. Which team won the Pro Kabaddi League Season 5 in October 2017?
1) Patna Pirates
2) Gujarat Fortune Giants
3) Bengal Warriors
4) Puneri Paltan
5) Haryana Steelers

37. Apurvi Chandela is associated with:
1) Swimming
2) Shooting
3) Gymnastics
4) Wrestling
5) None of these

38. Martina Hingis, who won 25 Grand Slam championships, retired from tennis recently. She belongs to:
1) Czech Republic
2) Slovakia
3) Poland
4) Switzerland
5) Russia

39. Who won the Men’s singles title at the ATP Finals in London in November 2017?
1) Grigor Dimitrov
2) David Goffin
3) Roger Federer
4) Rafael Nadal
5) Marin Cilic

40. Which team won the Vijay Hazare Trophy Cricket tournament on February 27, 2018 in New Delhi?
1) Saurashtra
2) Maharashtra
3) Andhra
4) Karnataka
5) Hyderabad

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