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Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti launched the central govt’s UJALA scheme in the state. The UJALA scheme is related to the distribution of

(A) free lenses among elderly
(B) old age pension among people
(C) cycles among school going girls
(D) LPG cylinders among BPL families
(E) LED bulbs among people

Which country successfully launched the first Tiantong satellite for mobile telecommunication recently?

(A) South Korea
(B) Mongolia
(C) Russia
(D) China
(E) Vietnam

Which state govt recently launched Quit India 2-from Swaraaj to Suraaj initiative to mark the 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement?

(A) Gujarat
(B) Rajasthan
(C) Madhya Pradesh
(D) Bihar
(E) Maharashtra

The Rajya Sabha has passed the Maternity Benefits (Amendment) Bill, 2016 to raise maternity leave for working women for two surviving children to

(A) 12 weeks
(B) 16 weeks
(C) 20 weeks
(D) 24 weeks
(E) 26 weeks

An AMRIT outlet was inaugurated at Safdarjung Hospital recently. In the term AMRIT, the letter ‘A’ stands for

(A) Atal
(B) Antyodaya
(C) Aarogya
(D) Affordable
(E) Accredited

Tata Power Solar has commissioned a 100 mw solar project for NTPC in Anantapur in which state? It is the biggest solar project commissioned using domestically manufactured solar cells and modules.

(A) Andhra Pradesh
(B) Maharashtra
(C) Gujarat
(D) Tamil Nadu
(E) Kerala

What is the full form of the term AMRIT? It is the name of a govt initiative.

(A) Advanced Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment
(B) Accredited Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment
(C) Availability of Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment
(D) Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment
(E) None of these

Joyce Carol Thomas passed away recently, He was a renowned

(A) author
(B) scientist
(C) musician
(D) singer
(E) painter

The Jawaharlal Nehru Port has signed an agreement with SBI and Development Bank of Singapore for ECB to the tune of USD 400 Million. The term ECB means

(A) Economical Commercial Borrowing
(B) External Contractual Borrowing
(C) External Commercial Borrowing
(D) Economical Contractual Borrowing
(E) None of these

India has been ranked 77th on the World Risk Report 2016. Which of the following countries has topped the report?

(A) Bangladesh
(B) Vanuatu
(C) Nigeria
(D) Burkina Faso
(E) Maldives

Name the international bank which recently opened a branch in Kochi in the Indian state of Kerala. R Seetharaman is the CEO of the Bank.

(A) Bank of Bahrain & Kuwait
(B) BNP Paribas
(C) Doha Bank
(D) Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Michel Temer is the acting President of which of the following countries?

(A) Brazil
(B) Indonesia
(C) Malaysia
(D) South Africa
(E) Thailand

Kalikho Pul, who was found dead in his official residence recently, was the former Chief Minister of

(A) Sikkim
(B) Manipur
(C) Mizoram
(D) Arunachal Pradesh
(E) Tripura

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned Rs 26.06 cr for tackling water logging to which of the following states?

(A) Maharashtra
(B) Madhya Pradesh
(C) Assam
(D) West Bengal
(E) Punjab

Sri Lanka and which country signed an agreement to proceed with the construction of a mega multi-billion dollar port city project in Colombo?

(A) US
(B) Japan
(C) South Korea
(D) China
(E) Germany

————-has received the highest number of gallantry medals for police personnel in the country on the eve of Independence Day this year and was the only State unit to secure the President’s police medal for gallantry (PPMG).

(A) Telangana
(B) Punjab
(C) Jammu & Kashmir
(D) Haryana
(E) Uttarakhand

Who among the following has been appointed as the new governor of Punjab?

(A) Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya
(B) Jagdish Mukhi
(C) VPSinghBadnore
(D) Najma Heptulla
(E) Banwarilal Purohit