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1. Which city hosted the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in June 2017?
1) Ufa, Russia
2) Beijing, China
3) Astana, Kazakhstan
4) Tashkent, Uzbekistan
5) Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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2. Which country became the 29th and newest member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on June 5, 2017?
1) Macedonia
2) Montenegro
3) Georgia
4) Kosovo
5) Bosnia and Herzegovina
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3. Which country has announced setting up of human colonies on the planet Mars by 2117?
1) USA
2) Japan
3) UAE
4) China
5) Russia
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4. Who was appointed as the Chairman of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT) in February 2017?
1) Justice Ranjan Gogoi
2) Justice Dipak Mishra
3) Justice Arun Mishra
4) Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre
5) Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel
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5. Who was appointed as the firstwoman Foreign Secretary of Pakistan on February 13, 2017?
1) Maleeha Lodhi
2) Asma Anisha
3) Tehmina Janjua
4) Atiya Mahmood
5) Seema Baloch
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6. Who assumed charge as the Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) on February 28, 2017?
1) Nand Kumar Sai
2) Harshadbhai Vasava
3) Bari Krishna Damor
4) Raghav Chandra
5) Kunwar Singh
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7. National Commission for Scheduled Tribes was established by inserting which of the following articles in the Constitution through the Constitution (89th Amendment) Act, 2003?
1) 338 A
2) 323 A
3) 323 B
4) 350 A
5) 371 A
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8. Who assumed office as the United States Secretary of Commerce on February 28, 2017?
1) Tom Price
2) Gary Cohn
3) Rex Tillerson
4) Wilbur Ross
5) Ashton Carter
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9. Who won the Album of the Year for “25” at the 59th annual Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles in February 2017?
1) Greg Kurstin
2) Beyonce
3) Adele
4) David Bowie
5) None of these
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10. Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo became the President of which of the following African country on February 16, 2017?
1) Djibouti
2) Somalia
3) Kenya
4) Rwanda
5) Uganda
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11. The Scorpene class submarines are being built in collaboration with DCNS of?
1) France
2) Spain
3) Japan
4) Germany
5) Israel
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12. Sarah Al-Suhaimi became the first woman to head which country’s stock exchange in February 2017?
1) Oman
2) Saudi Arabia
3) Iran
4) UAE
5) Qatar
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13. Vikas Swarup is Indian High Commissioner to which of the following countries?
1) U.K.
2) New Zealand
3) Canada
4) Australia
5) South Africa
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14. Moussa Faki Mahamat became the new Chairman of the African Union Commission on March 14,2017. He belongs to..?
1) Libya
2) Mali
3) South Sudan
4) Chad
5) Central African Republic
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15. African Union Commission acts as the Secretariat of the African Union. It is headquartered in?
1) Cairo, Egypt
2) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
3) Pretoria, South Africa
4) Tunis, Tunisia
5) Harare, Zimbabwe
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16. Which country rejoined the African Union after 33 years on January 31, 2017?
1) Gabon
2) Gambia
3) Ghana
4) Morocco
5) Botswana
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17. Who was appointed the President of the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM) in February 2017?
1) Sandeep Jajodia
2) Kiran Grandhi
3) Balkrishan Goenka
4) D.S. Rawat
5) Hemant Bhargava
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18. Sanjeev Sanyal is the present?
1) Chief Economic Adviser
2) Principal Economic Adviser
3) Finance Secretary
4) Economic Affairs Secretary
5) Financial Services Secretary
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19. Which country has handed over two ships to the Pakistan Navy at the Gwadar port for its security?
1) Iran
2) USA
3) China
4) Russia
5) Qatar
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20. The strategic Gwadar port is located in which of the following provinces of Pakistan?
1) Punjab
2) Balochistan
3) Sindh
4) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
5) None of these
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21. In which of the following countries is Swahili widely spoken?
1) Kenya
2) Libya
3) Egypt
4) Belgium
5) Yemen
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22. Which of the following dances was earlier known as “Sadir” or “Dasi Attam”?
1) Kuchipudi
2) Bharatanatyam
3) Mohiniattam
4) Kathak
5) Kathakali
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23. Who is the youngest Nobel Literature Prize winner?
1) Ernest Hemingway
2) George Bernard Shaw
3) Rudyard Kipling
4) William Butler Yeats
5) Bertrand Russell
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24. Which of the following is a block of four large newly industrialized countries- Brazil, South Africa, India and China?
1) EAS
2) IBSA
3) BRICS
4) BASIC
5) G4
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25. Which country’s navy conducted its biggest naval drill codenamed “Velayat 95” in the Indian Ocean in February 2017?
1) Iran
2) Pakistan
3) Indonesia
4) Saudi Arabia
5) Malaysia
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26. Which city hosted the National Biodiversity Congress in February 2017?
1) Hyderabad
2) Mumbai
3) Thiruvananthapuram
4) Visakhapatnam
5) Bangalore
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27. Which of the following Ministries has unveiled “Mission 41 K” in January 2017?
1) Railways
2) Civil Aviation
3) Urban Development
4) Rural Development
5) Shipping
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28. Which country has delivered four Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets to China recently?
1) France
2) USA
3) Spain
4) Russia
5) Germany
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29. With which of the following projects is China not associated?
1) OBOR
2) BCIM
3) TAPI
4) CPEC
5) Both 1 and 2
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30. The Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Reserve Bank of India. It came into existence on July 15?
1) 1980
2) 1982
3) 1978
4) 1975
5) 1990
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31. Who is the author of the book “The Ocean of Churn: How the Indian Ocean Shaped Human History”?
1) Hindol Sengupta
2) Ramachandra Guha
3) Michel Danino
4) Sanjeev Sanyal
5) William Dalrymple
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32. Saksham-2017(Sanrakshan Kshamta Mohotsav) is an awareness program related to which of the following Ministries?
1) Agriculture
2) Petroleum
3) Textiles
4) Atomic Energy
5) Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises
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33. Peter Mansfield passed away on February 8, 2017. He was a scientist from which of the following countries? (He was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Medicine)
1) Hungary
2) France
3) UK
4) USA
5) Canada
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34. World Radio Day (WRD) is celebrated every year on?
1) May 13
2) January 13
3) March 13
4) February 13
5) April 13
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35. Which country had declined India’s invitation to the South Asian Speakers Summit in February 2017?
1) Afghanistan
2) Bangladesh
3) Pakistan
4) Bhutan
5) Nepal
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36. Who won the men’s singles title at the 81st Senior National Badminton Championship in Patna in February 2017?
1) Lakshya Sen
2) B. Sai Praneeth
3) Sourabh Verma
4) Ajay Jayaram
5) Sameer Verma
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37. Who won the Rotterdam World Tennis Tournament held in the Netherlands in February 2017?
1) Jo Wilfried Tsonga
2) David Goffin
3) Grigor Dimitrov
4) Rafael Nadal
5) Andy Murray
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38. Who won the Taiwan Open tennis women’s singles title in February 2017?
1) Mandy Minella
2) Ons Jabeur
3) Shuai Peng
4) Elina Svitolina
5) Samantha Stosur
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39. Who won the men’s singles title at the 78th Senior Nationals Table Tennis Meet at the Manesar Sports Club in Haryana in February 2017?
1) Soumyajit Ghosh
2) Jubin Kumar
3) Sharath Kamal
4) Sushmit Sriram
5) Sanil Shetty
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40. Who won the women’s singles title at the 78th Senior Nationals Table Tennis Meet in February 2017?
1) Madhurika Patkar
2) Poulomi Ghatak
3) Mouma Das
4) Anindita Chakraborty
5) Pooja Sahasrabudhe
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