Q1. Which among the following virtual currencies has the largest market capitalization?
Answer: B. Bitcoin
According to coinmarketcap.com, as on 02 September 2017, Bitcoin has the market cap of $81.20 billion while Ethereum which is on the 2nd position has the market cap of $36.45 billion.
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Q2. As per data revealed by Central Electricity Authority, India has become a ‘Net Exporter’ of electricity for the first time in history. India exports electricity to which countries?
A. Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh
B. Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan
C. Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar
D. Myanmar, Bhutan and Sri Lanka
Answer: C. Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar
As per data revealed by Central Electricity Authority, India has become a ‘Net Exporter’ of electricity for the first time in history.
During the current year 2016-17 (April to February 2017), India has exported around 5,798 million units to Nepal, Bangladesh, and Myanmar, which is 213 million units more than the import of around 5,585 million units from Bhutan.
Q3. Central Government has imposed ______ percent import duty on wheat and Turdal (Arhar) with immediate effect from March 28, 2017.
A. 10 percent
B. 9 percent
C. 8 percent
D. 7 percent
Answer: A. 10 percent
The Centre has imposed an import duty of 10 per cent on wheat and Turdal (Arhar) in a bid to check falling domestic prices and support farmers and traders.
Learn more: Government imposes 10% import duty on wheat, tur
Q4. Name the Indian-origin British Cabinet Minister, who received Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (PBSA) 2017.
A. Smita Shah
B. Priti Patel
C. Vibha Parikh
D. Neela Joshi
Answer: B. Priti Patel
Priti Patel, Britain’s senior-most Indian-origin minister received Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (PBSA) 2017 for championing the interests of the Indian Diaspora and work for strengthening the Indo-UK ties.
The minister for international development had been conferred the honor by President Pranab Mukherjee in January.
Q5. The 14th edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention was held in
A. New Delhi
Answer: D. Bengaluru
The 14th edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention was held in Bengaluru from 7-9 January, 2017. The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards were conferred by the Hon’ble President at the PBD Convention on 9 January, 2017 in the valedictory session of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas ceremony.
The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (PBSA) is the highest honor conferred on overseas Indians. PBSA is conferred by the Hon’ble President of India as a part of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Conventions organized annually since 2003 on Non-Resident Indians, Persons of Indian Origin or an organization or institution established and run by the Non-Resident Indians or Persons of Indian Origin in recognition of their outstanding achievements both in India and abroad.
Q6. Name the Odisha-based installation artist who has won Glenfiddich’s Emerging Artist of the Year Award 2017.
A. Rasik Lenka
B. Narendra Panda
C. Sitaram Swain
D. Vijay Behra
Answer: C. Sitaram Swain
Odisha-based installation artist Sitaram Swain was hosen as the Glenfiddichs Emerging Artist of the Year 2017. The sixth recipient of the
Swain is the sixth recipient of the honour.
Swain will represent India at the Glenfiddich Artists in Residence (AiR) programme where he will spend three months at the Glenfiddich Distillery in Scotland with seven artists from around the world.
The artist will be also awarded Rs 10 lakh, which includes an international allowance of Rs 1,20,000 per month and a work allowance of Rs 500,000, besides being given a solo show at Bestcollegeart.com Gallery.
Q7. After 29 illustrious years of service, TU142M aircraft has been de-inducted from the Indian Navy. TU142M is made in:
Answer: A. Russia
TU142M aircraft has been de-inducted from the Indian Navy. TU142M was made in Russia.
The Tupolev Tu-142 is a maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft derived from the Tu-95 turboprop strategic bomber. It served as a Russian Nuclear Weapons capable bomber and is the highest and fastest flying turboprop aircraft in the world.
The Tu-142 was designed by the Tupolev design bureau and manufactured by the Kuibyshev Aviation and Taganrog Machinery Plants from 1968 to 1994. Formerly operated by the Soviet Navy and Ukrainian Air Force, the Tu-142 currently serves with the Russian Navy.
The aircraft is fondly called Albatross because of the massive wingspan of the aircraft. Also known as the Sentinel of the Ocean, it can remain airborne for 16 hours.
Tamil Nadu Postal Circle released a special cover on 18th November 2013 on 25 years of commissioned service of TU142M aircraft.
The aircraft was de-inducted by Indian Navy at a special ceremony on March 29, 2017, at INS Rajali, India’s premier Naval Air Station in Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu.
The TU 142M will now be taken on by the newly inducted P-8l aircraft.
- Tupolev Tu-142 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Indian Navy bids farewell to TU-142M aircraft after 29 years of service
- Indian Navy’s Official Tu-142M Film
Q8. According to a new study conducted by the scientist at the US National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), similar planetary waves that exist in the atmosphere high above the Earth surface may also exist on Sun. Planetary waves are also known as:
A. Dolby Waves
B. Rossby Waves
C. Doppler Waves
D. Crypto Waves
Answer: B. Rossby Waves
Planetary waves are also known as Rossby Waves.
On Earth, Rossby waves are associated with the path of the jet stream and the formation of low- and high-pressure systems, which in turn influence weather events.
It was first theorized by Carl-Gustav Rossby in the 1930s.
The waves discovered on the Sun may be intimately tied to solar activity, including the formation of sunspots, active regions, and the eruption of solar flares.
A. Integrated Advanced Aviation Meteorological System
B. Integrated Advanced Advanced Aviation Monitoring System
C. Integrated Automatic Aviation Meteorological System
D. Integrated Automatic Aviation Monitoring System
Answer: C. Integrated Automatic Aviation Meteorological SystemThe Integrated Automatic Aviation Meteorological System (IAAMS) was launched at Rajali Air Station in Tamil Nadu.The aim of IAAMS is to modernize the meteorological infrastructure of the nine Naval Air Stations (NAS).Learn more: INDIAN NAVY GETS NEW WEATHER MONITORING SYSTEM
C. Table Tennis
Answer: A. Badminton
Answer: A. 87
The annual list released by Geneva- based World Economic Forum (WEF) ranked India at 87th position in Energy Architecture Performance Index (EAPI).
Switzerland topped the list followed by Norway, Sweden, Denmark and France in the top five.
India’s rank improved three places from 90th last year (2016).
A. SIB Aadhaar M-Pay
B. SIB Aadhaar Pay
C. SIB M-Pay
D. SIB Pay
Answer: C. SIB M-PayTo promote cashless digital transactions, South Indian Bank has introduced Aadhar-based payment in its UPI mobile application- SIB M-Pay.SIB M-Pay app is currently available in Android Playstore.UPI-Unified payment interface is a payment system by NPCI that allows you to transfer money between Bank accounts or parties like other payment systems NEFT/RTGS/IMPS.In UPI, you have to create a Virtual ID for your account which is like an email id for your account. You can use this Virtual ID to make instant Fund Transfers / Payments to any Beneficiary and is available 24X7.NPCI has introduced this payment interface to simplify payments and to facilitate payments through Mobile Banking. The major advantage in UPI is you can access all your UPI enabled Bank accounts through a single application.Learn more:
A. Southern India
B. North Eastern States of India
C. Northern India
D. Western India
Answer: B. North Eastern States of India
D.Andrew J. Wiles
Answer: A.Yves MeyerFrench mathematician Yves Meyer was awarded the 2017 Abel Prize for his work on wavelets, a mathematical theory that links maths, information technology and computer science with applications in data compression, medical imaging and the detection of gravitational waves.
A.Climate Knowledge for Climate Action
C.Hotter, Drier, Wetter, Face The Future
D.Weather and Climate: Engaging Youth
Answer: B.Understanding Clouds“Understanding Clouds” is the theme of World Meteorological Day 2017 to highlight the enormous importance of clouds for weather climate and water.Clouds are central to weather observations and forecasts. Clouds are one of the key uncertainties in the study of climate change: we need to better understand how clouds affect the climate and how a changing climate will affect clouds. Clouds play a critical role in the water cycle and shaping the global distribution of water resources.World Meteorological Day is observed on 23 March 2017.Learn more: World Meteorological Day – 23 March 2017
A. March 2020
B. March 2018
C. March 2019
D. March 2021
Answer: C. March 2019
The Rajya Sabha on August 1, 2017, passed the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017, and the Act received the assent of the President on the 9th August, 2017.
The bill says: “Provided further that every teacher appointed or in position as on the
31st March, 2015, who does not possess minimum qualifications as laid down under sub-section (1), shall acquire such minimum qualifications within a period of four
years from the date of commencement of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory
Education (Amendment) Act, 2017.”
The amended Act deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of April, 2015.
Hence, by under the new Act, the teachers who do not possess the minimum qualifications as on March 31, 2015, will have to acquire them within a period of four years — that is, by March 31, 2019.
The Bill amends the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009.
‘The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act’ or ‘Right to Education Act also known as RTE’, is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted on 4 August 2009, which describes the modalities of the importance of free and compulsory education for children between 6 and 14 in India under Article 21A of the Indian Constitution.
India became one of 135 countries to make education a fundamental right of every child when the act came into force on 1 April 2010.Learn more:
A. Sweta Singh
B. Ravish Kumar
C. Rajat Sharma
D. Rohit Sardana
Answer: B. Ravish KumarFor his contributions to the world of journalism, eminent TV journalist Ravish Kumar on was honored with the first Kuldip Nayar journalism award. He was conferred with an award plaque along with a cash amount of Rs 1 lakh.The Kuldip Nayar journalism award was instituted by veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar and the Gandhi Peace Foundation to honour those working in vernacular media.
A. Rs 6,721 crore
B. Rs. 5,999 crore
C. Rs. 6,500 crore
D. Rs. 7,120 crore
Answer: A. Rs 6,721 croreThe Union Government approved Rs 6,721 crore for the development of 403 km of National Highways in Meghalaya and Mizoram.Out of 403 km, approximately 52 km will be in Meghalaya and 351 km in Mizoram. The project will be executed in EPC Mode.The projects will be taken up for implementation during the financial year 2017-18. The civil works are expected to be completed by 2021 and maintenance works are expected to be completed by 2025.The work for development to two lane standards are under scheme “North East Road Network Connectivity Project Phase I” with loan assistance of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
C. Bharti Airtel
D. Reliance Jio
Answer: C. Bharti AirtelIndia’s telecom major Bharti Airtel completed the acquisition of Tikona’s digital networks.Airtel has acquired the 4G spectrum of Tikona in Gujarat, UP (East), UP (West) and Himachal Pradesh.Airtel-Tikona deal was valued at Rs 1600 crore.
Answer: D. ThirteenIndian para athletes won 13 medals in the Fazaa International IPC International Athletics Grand Prix at the Dubai Club Stadium.The medals include five gold, three of which are won by Sundar Singh Gurjar.