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1. As per a recent report by the National Energy Administration published in February 2017, which country has become world’s biggest producer of solar energy?
1) USA
2) Brazil
3) China
4) Australia
5) Canada
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2. How many members are there in the Nuclear Suppliers Group?
1) 50
2) 81
3) 90
4) 48
5) 55
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3. Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojna’ was launched in Agra on 20th November 2016.It is designed entirely for the rural masses, the ambitious scheme aims to provide affordable houses to all those living below the poverty line by the year:
1) 2019
2) 2020
3) 2021
4) 2022
5) 2018
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4. Chukchi Sea and Beaufort Sea is marginal sea of:
1) Atlantic Ocean
2) Arctic Ocean
3) Indian Ocean
4) Pacific Ocean
5) Antarctic Ocean
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5. The “Heart of Asia Conference’ was held in December 2016 in which of the following countries?
1) Pakistan
2) India
3) Nepal
4) Bhutan
5) Maldives
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6. The twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) was held in:
1) USA
2) Morocco
3) UK
4) Singapore
5) France
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7. Which country has launched world’s longest (712-km line) quantum communication line?
1) China
2) USA
3) Japan
4) Germany
5) France
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8. Which among the following has proposed the opening of “Islamic window” in conventional banks for “gradual” introduction of Shariacompliant or interest-free banking in India?
1) Corporate Affairs Ministry
2) Finance Ministry
3) Reserve Bank of India
4) State Bank of India
5) Home Ministry
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9. Who among the following has been awarded the Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice 2016, posthumously?
1) Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain
2) Mustifizur Rahman
3) Abdus Salam
4) Imam Hossain
5) Ashgar Ali
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10. Who is the only Indian, ranked 36th in the US magazine Fortune’s top 50 business persons list for 2016?
1) Adi Godrej
2) Aditya Puri
3) Mukesh Ambani
4) Gautam Adani
5) Savitri Jindal
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11. Which among the following has implemented artificial intelligence mechanism for rumor detection?
1) NSE
2) BSE
3) NASDAQ
4) SEBI
5) FICCI
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12. Which business software maker has announced to buy “Dyn”, a monitor of global internet performance and traffic?
1) Microsoft
2) Adobe
3) Google
4) Oracle
5) TCS
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13. Who has been appointed as the United Nations in India Goodwill Ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in January 2017?
1) Sunil Gavaskar
2) Prakash Padukone
3) Ashok Amritraj
4) Sania Mirza
5) Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia
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14. Rajendra Kumar Pachauri was the former chairman of which of the following organisation?
1) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
2) International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
3) International Olympic Committee (IOC)
4) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
5) Defence Development & Research Organization (DRDO)
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15. Recently, the three-day North East Film Festival-2017 was held at:
1) Shillong
2) Kohima
3) Mumbai
4) Guwahati
5) Pune
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16. Pradhan Mantri Jan DhanYojna (PMJDY) was launched in which of the following year?
1) 2009
2) 2014
3) 2012
4) 2015
5) 2016
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17. In Nov, 2016, which country has opened its first space symposium on space science and technology?
1) North Korea
2) South Korea
3) Austria
4) New Zealand
5) Norway
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18. National Cadets Day is observed on:
1) September 11
2) October 18
3) November 8
4) November 27
5) December 9
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19. The Centre announced a new committee, headed by Amitabh Kant, to form a strategy to expedite the process of transforming India into a cashless economy. Amitabh Kant is related with:
1) IMF
2) Niti Aayog
3) RBI
4) Finance Ministry
5) World Bank
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20. Who among the following won his first Formula 1 world title in November 2016?
1) Lewis Hamilton
2) Nico Erik Rosberg
3) Sebastian Vettel
4) Daniel Ricciardo
5) Mark Hudd
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21. All India Conference of Central Administrative Tribunal was held in:
1) Mumbai
2) New Delhi
3) Hyderabad
4) Chennai
5) Kolkata
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22. The Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh launched epashuhaat portal on the occasion of:
1) International Agriculture Day
2) National Animals Day
3) National Kisan Day
4) National Milk Day
5) Rashtriya Pashupalan Diwas
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23. Who has been elected as new Vice President of the United States of America in November 2016?
1) John Kerry
2) Joe Biden
3) Mike Pence
4) Mitch Daniels
5) Al Gore
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24. Liaoning is the first aircraft carrier of which of the following countries?
1) USA
2) China
3) France
4) Singapore
5) Germany
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25. Which of the following is/are green transport vehicles?
1) Compressed air vehicles
2) Battery electric vehicles
3) Hydrogen and fuel-cell vehicles
4) Natural gas vehicles
5) All of the above
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