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Name the president of Indian Olympic Association who has been awarded Olympic Order by the International Olympic Committee.

(A) PK Muralidharan Raja
(B) Injeti Srinivas
(C) Praful Patel
(D) N Ramachandran
(E) None of these

_____ has become the first city in the country to have its own ‘city animal’ with declaring Gangetic River Dolphin as its mascot.

(A) Varanasi
(B) Kanpur
(C) Allahabad
(D) Guwahati
(E) Patna

As part of its efforts to make villages located along Ganga open defecation-free, Govt has launched a campaign named

(A) Swachh Tat
(B) Swachh Dhara
(C) Swachh Yug
(D) Swachh Nagar
(E) None of these

The govt and multilateral lending agency Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a $120-mn loan agreement to improve irrigation and water management infrastructure in

(A) Jharkhand
(B) Chhattisgarh
(C) Madhya Pradesh
(D) Assam
(E) Odisha

Which of the following firms topped the 2016 rankings of the Fortune 500 list?

(A) AT&T
(B) Berkshire Hathaway
(C) Apple
(D) ExxonMobil
(E) Wal-Mart

India is anticipated to grow at what per cent in 2016-17 according to the World Bank?

(A) 6.7 per cent
(B) 6.9 per cent
(C) 7.1 percent
(D) 7.3 per cent
(E) 7.6 per cent

The World Oceans Day is observed globally on

(A) june–1
(B) june–3
(C) june–5
(D) june–8
(E) june–7

What is India’s ranking on the Global Peace Index2016?

(A) 13
(B) 63
(C) 141
(D) 153
(E) 163

Which of the following has become the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis?

(A) Philippines
(B) Thailand
(C) Japan
(D) India
(E) Bhutan

Who among the following is the Minister of State for AYUSH in the present Union Cabinet?

(A) Shripad Yesso Naik
(B) Dharmendra Pradhan
(C) Bandaru Dattatreya
(D) Santosh Kumar Gangwar
(E) Inderjit Singh Rao

Four Indian women are in the new list of Forbes’ world’s 100 most powerful women. Who among the following is NOT one of them?

(A) Arundhati Bhattacharya
(B) Chanda Kochhar
(C) NitaAmbani
(D) Shobhana Bhartia
(E) Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

American companies promised to invest at least ______ over the next two to three years in India during PM Narendra Modi’s recent visit to the country.

(A) $25 billion
(B) $30 billion
(C) $35 billion
(D) $40 billion
(E) $45 billion

Name the father of modern Nepali music and composer of the country’s national anthem who passed away recently.

(A) Bhakta Raj Acharya
(B) Amber Gurung
(C) Arun Thapa
(D) Aruna Lama
(E) Kama Das

India will host the junior men’s hockey World Cup from Dec 8 to 18. The event will be hosted by which of the following cities?

(A) Chandigarh
(B) Chennai
(C) Hyderabad
(D) Lucknow
(E) New Delhi

The bilateral exercise Desert Eagle II was conducted recently between the air forces of India and

(B) Saudi Arabia
(C) Qatar
(D) Iran
(E) Bahrain

Viktor Korchnoi, who passed away recently, was regarded as one of the greatest

(A) chess players
(B) tennis players
(C) squash players
(D) football players
(E) None of these

The Union Home Ministry has decided to form a new reserve battalion named after who among the following on the occasion of his 475th birth anniversary?

(A) Shivaji
(B) Maharana Pratap
(C) Nana Sahib
(D) Rani Lakshmibai
(E) KunwarSingh