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December 2016 Current Affairs Questions and Answers

Q. 1 Which denomination’s two new notes will be launched by the RBI ?
Answer- 20 and 50 rupee notes

Q. 2 Which bank has been adjudged ‘Best Bank for SME Lending’ by ASSOCHAM ?
Answer- Vijaya Bank

Q. 3 The Border Security Force (BSF) celebrated its which number Raising Day in New Delhi recently ?
Answer- 51st

Q. 4 Which state’s government made an official announcement on December 5, 2016 to ban carrying of arms at wedding functions under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code?
Answer- Haryana

Q. 5 When do we observe the United Nations International Volunteer Day to recognise the efforts of the volunteers worldwide ?
Answer- December 5th

Q. 6 The Union Cabinet approved Central Assistance of how much amount for 36,384 displaced families from Pakistan occupied areas of Jammu & Kashmir (POJK) ?
Answer- 2000 crore

Q. 7 South Africa launched a multi-year trial of a vaccine which incurable disease ?
Answer- AIDS

Q. 8 Which Indian teenager won the International Children’s Peace Prize for exceptional work in combating environmental degradation?
Answer- Kehkashan Basu

Q. 9 Which company was bestowed upon with the ‘CII National Quality 2016 Award’ for practicing various EFQM Models (European Foundation for Quality Management) ?
Answer- BEML

Q. 10 Who became the first Canadian Woman to be featured on the nations $ 10 Currency note ?
Answer- Viola Desmond

Q. 11 When is the Universal Health Coverage Day observed by UN with an aim To promote the human right to health
Answer- 12-Dec

Q. 12 Who took over the post of Chief Executive of the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) ?
Answer- V G Kannan

Q. 13 Which app has been launched by the Indian Army that facilitates route guidance on a Google map to any chosen service facility.
Answer- Veterans Outreach

Q. 14 Which state’s CM launched mobile app 'Whistle Now aimed at fighting corruption with the active participation of people ?
Answer- Kerala

Q. 15 President Pranab Mukherjee presented the Shilp Guru Awards and National Awards to master craftspersons for the year 2015 at Rashtrapati Bhavan. What was the number of the receipients ?
Answer- 9 Shilp Gurus and 19 National Awardees

Q. 16 The Indian Railways has done a tie up with which bank to install at least 10000 Point of Sale (POS) machines using debit or credit cards at the Public Reservation System (PRS) counters of Railways?
Answer- State Bank of India

Q. 17 Which PSU’s Chairman & Managing Director Deepak Kumar Hota received the CEPM Fellowship Award-2016 at the 24th Global Symposium organised by Centre for Excellence in Project Management ?
Answer- BEML

Q. 18 NITI Aayog launched which scheme to give cash awards to for consumers and merchants who use cashless mode of payment , scheme to be implemented by the National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) ?
Answer- Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojna and Lucky Grahak Yojna

Q. 19 Which institution has become India’s first academic institution to be certified with QS 4-star rating due to its excellence in fields of teaching, innovation and employability ?
Answer- VIT University, Vellore

Q. 20 Karun Nair scored a triple century against England, He plays cricket for which Indian state ?
Answer- Karnataka

Q. 21 Which bank has become the first Indian company to sign up as a National Supporter for the FIFA U-17 World Cup ?
Answer- Bank of Baroda

Q. 22 Who has been honored as the Business Standard Banker of the Year for 2015-16
Answer- Aditya Puri

Q. 23 Lord’s Cricket Ground has released its top 20 players for 2016. Who has been ranked number 1 player ?
Answer- Virat Kohli

Q. 24 Which sikh, from Nankana Sahib in Lahore, became the first Sikh to secure a place at Pakistan’s National Cricket Academy ?
Answer- Mahinder Pal Singh

Q. 25 Which country topped in the FIFA’s Team of the 2016 Year title with India finishing 2016 at rank 135
Answer- Argentina

Q. 26 The Centre approved a draft ordinance to amend the Payment of Wages Act, 1936to empower states and enable industries to pay wages by cheque or by direct credit into bank accounts of workers earning up to how much amount a month, without taking their explicit consent?
Answer- Rs. 18,000

Q. 27 RBI has opened its 3rd banking ombudsman office in North India in which city ?
Answer- Dehradun

Q. 28 Which bank has tied up with, the artificial intelligence firm,to bring in 'conversational banking' — chatbots that facilitate commerce and banking transactions without getting out of the chat window ?
Answer- HDFC Bank

Q. 29 The health ministry has rolled out door-to-door TB screening campaign in how many states with an aim to decrease TB Cases by 50% within next 2 years ?
Answer- 5

Q. 30 Recently, the Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) of Indian Air Force which had been abandoned after the 1962 Sino-India War become operational. Where is it located ?
Answer- Tawang

Q. 31 The central government launched which initiative to strengthen community health centres in 708 open defecation free blocks across the country and also to spread awareness about health and hygiene?
Answer- Swachh Swasth Sarvatra

Q. 32 Which bank has become the first bank in India to implement the Twitter based customer services ?
Answer- ICICI Bank

Q. 33 Which Bank has raised Rs 1,000 crore by issuing bonds that are compliant with global capital adequacy norms or Basel III ?
Answer- Bank Of Baroda

Q. 34 Which day is celebrated as National Pollution Control Day every year to honor thousands of people who lost their lives to Bhopal Gas Tragedy in 1984?
Answer- 2-Dec

Q. 35 What is the name of military exercise between India and Russia that is taking place from December 14 to 21 ?
Answer- 2016 Indra NAVY

Q. 36 Which city became the most geotagged city on Instagram in 2016 ?
Answer- New York

Q. 37 With which country India has signed an MOU for cooperation between the two countries for application of space technologies in education, agriculture, weather forecasting, telecommunications, rural health, sanitation, urban development, resource mapping?
Answer- Afghanistan

Q. 38 Joko Widodo visited India recently, he is President of which country ?
Answer- Indonesia

Q. 39 Where has been the India-UK Conference on Ease of Doing Business recently held to enhance the strategic bilateral partnership between the two countries ?
Answer- New Delhi

Q. 40 Which acclaimed sculptor has been appointed as the new director of National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA)?
Answer- Adwaita Gadanayak

Q. 41 Which state has become the 6th state in the country to achieve 100 percent Aadhar saturation on the basis of population of year 2015?
Answer- Himachal Pradesh

Q. 42 The chief minister of which state has been selected for the SIES-Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswati National Eminence Award ?
Answer- Maharashtra

Q. 43 RBI is set to issue a new batch of which denomination notes in Mahatma Gandhi (New) series with the inset letter R in both the number panels ?
Answer- Rs 500

Q. 44 ICC has granted Shaheed Vijay Singh Parthik Sports Stadium the approval for conducting International cricket matches , where is this stadium located ?
Answer- Noida

Q. 45 Which state government launched health insurance scheme ‘Atal-Amrit Abhiyan’ that will provide coverage against various severe diseases ?
Answer- Assam

Q. 46 State Bank of India(SBI) has adopted which village in Maharashtra to make the entire village will turn cashless within 30 days ?
Answer- Shirki

Q. 47 “BeingInTouch”app was launched by which actor on his 51st birthday on 27th December ?
Answer- Salman Khan

Q. 48 Who has been appointed as the brand Ambassador For Thumbs Up replacing Salman Khan ?
Answer- Akshay Kumar

Q. 49 Which insurance company has launched Jeevan Suraksha and Credit Suraksha scheme ?
Answer- HDFC Life

Q. 50 Which company topped the 2016 Empathy Global Index ?
Answer- Facebook

Q. 51 What was India’s GDP growth in 2nd quarter July-September 2016 ?
Answer- 7.30%

Q. 52 Which is the only Indian city among the cities honoured with the Best Cities Of 2016 Award in recognition of its inspiring and innovative programme with regard to solid waste management?
Answer- Kolkata

Q. 53 Coca-Cola has appointed which person as their new chief executive producer ?
Answer- James Quincey

Q. 54 Which country was banned from hosting the 2017 Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships on charges of doping ?
Answer- Russia

Q. 55 Which country topped the list of countries most impacted by terrorism in 2015, according to the Global Terrorism Index (GTI), 2016, released by the Institute for Economics & Peace ?
Answer- Iraq

Q. 56 What is the name of the mobile wallet that has been launched by Punjab National Bank ?
Answer- PNB Kitty

Q. 57 Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated a solar battery station and a community development centre at Bindhakata Tengapukhuri village in which state ?
Answer- Dibrugarh

Q. 58 Henry Heimlich died recently, he was related to which field ?
Answer- Medicine

Q. 59 Out of 24 Life Insurance companies operating in India, How many companies ensured profitable statistics in 2015-16 as per IRDAI ?
Answer- 19

Q. 60 Which state cabinet passed a resolution to include 17 sub-castes of Other Backward Castes (OBCs) into the Scheduled Castes (SC) category ?
Answer- Uttar Pradesh

Q. 61 Who was appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu replacing P. Rama Mohana Rao ?
Answer- Girija Vaidyanathan

Q. 62 Which state is the 4th state in India to have Airtel Payments Bank commencing their services in it ?
Answer- Karnataka

Q. 63 The Centre sanctioned Rs. 200 crores to the Tirupur Dyeing Industry that was on the verge of closure due to severe financial crisis on recommendation of the Ministry of Textiles , Where is it located ?
Answer- Tamil Nadu

Q. 64 Which state in the country has got the honour of having the first fully-digital and cashless tribal colony in the country ?
Answer- Kerala

Q. 65 Which country will have Bernard Cazeneuve as the new interim Prime Minister till general elections next year ?
Answer- French

Q. 66 Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has signed an MoU with which organisation for cooperation in the area of zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance, nutrition and pesticide residues?
Answer- Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

Q. 67 Vardah cyclone hit which Indian state ?
Answer- Tamilnadu

Q. 68 Edible oil firm Ruchi Soya Industries in association with which bank launched an initiative to provide banking assistance to farmers under the initiative ‘Kisan Kalyan Ayojan’?
Answer- SBI

Q. 69 (ZED) certification scheme has been started by government to raise quality levels in the unregulated MSME sector. Expand ZED ?
Answer- Zero Effect Zero Defect

Q. 70 PM Narendra Modi, attended a programme organized by the Banaskantha Cooperative Milk Producers Union (Banas Dairy) at Deesa in which state to celebrate the Golden Jubilee year of the Dairy ? He also inaugurated a cheese plant and whey drying plant at Pala?
Answer- Gujarat

Q. 71 Where did the 5th India-Arab Partnership Conference take place with a view to boost the economic and trade ties ?
Answer- Muscat

Q. 72 Who became the first Indian to win a medal at the Mr Olympia event, after securing a silver medal in the event?
Answer- Iqbal Sayeed

Q. 73 Department of Telecom is set to launch which portal that will help users to check the radiation level of mobile towers and transmitters across the country ?
Answer- Tarang Sanchar

Q. 74 Which country will help India with technical development to extend the range of Brahmos missiles to more than 300 km ?
Answer- Russia

Q. 75 Which country’s president Hassan Rouhani unveiled a landmark bill of rights, guaranteeing freedom of speech, protest, fair trials and privacy for the citizens of the nation ?
Answer- Iran

Q. 76 Which country was struck by typhoon Nock-ten/ NINA recently with wind speeds up to 255km/ hour ?
Answer- Philippines

Q. 77 The registration fees for Hindus and other minority community people from which neighboring country/ ies to register as Indian citizens has been changed to Rs 100 from Rs 15,000 ?
Answer- Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan

Q. 78 The Defence and Research Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully tested indigenous SAAW, what does SAAW stands for ?
Answer- Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon

Q. 79 PM Modi laid the foundation stone for the Char Dham Mahamarg Vikas Pariyojna in which state at a total cost of Rs. 12000 Crore ?
Answer- Uttarakhand

Q. 80 Which state government approved an overall reservation of 50% in both, subordinate and superior judicial services, in the state ?
Answer- Bihar

Q. 81 The 12 day annual bilateral maritime exercise between the Indian Navy and the Royal Navy KONKAN 16 took place in which two cities recently ?
Answer- Mumbai and Goa

Q. 82 The Ministry of Earth Sciences inaugurated the Winter Fog Campaign at the Airport of which city ?
Answer- New Delhi

Q. 83 Under its FBStartProgramme, FB will invest $40000 in the which Indian startup to help grow its business by backing it financially?
Answer- CoutLoot

Q. 84 Which team won the Women’s Asia Cup T20 title in Bangkok ?
Answer- India

Q. 85 In which country, world’s longest rail tunnel, Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) , became operational ?
Answer- Switzerland

Q. 86 Walter Swinburn passed away recently, he was related to which sport?
Answer- Horse Riding

Q. 87 Which documentary , based on children who have Down syndrome won the Award Of Recognition at Australian film festival as “best foreign documentary”?
Answer- Raising the Bar

Q. 88 What is the name of the 14-day joint military exercise whose 7th edition began between India and Maldives?

Q. 89 Which Indian-American was inducted into Donald Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum to implement his economic agenda ?
Answer- Indra Nooyi

Q. 90 What is the name of the service that Amazon India has launched which will be serve as a mobile wallet for cashless orders for Amazon only ?
Answer- Amazon Pay Balance

Q. 91 Who won the women’s 50m rifle prone event at the 60th National shooting Championship ?
Answer- Kuheli Ganguly

Q. 92 The Election Commission of India (EC) has enlisted how many political parties that will be eliminated from next elections, stating that most of these parties never contested in elections and might be actively participating as money laundering platforms.
Answer- 200

Q. 93 Which Indian Tennis Player won ITF Hong Kong F4 Futures title ?
Answer- Yuki Bhambri

Q. 94 Which mobile wallet company tied-up with the   IIT Delhi and JNU to make their campuses cashless ?
Answer- Mobikwik

Q. 95 Which state/UT registered the highest increase in per capita income among all the states and Union territory of India for 2015-16 ?
Answer- Delhi

Q. 96 Carrie Fisher died recently, she was related to which field ?
Answer- Cinema

Q. 97 Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu launched which mobile app featuring 13 mobile banking and 10 mobile wallet options, in Vijayawada?
Answer- AP Purse

Q. 98 The Union Cabinet approved inclusion of how many new castes in the Central list of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in 8 states —Assam, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Uttarakhand.
Answer- 15

Q. 99 The Government of which state launched “Yuva Sanchar Yojana” providing Limited Free Talktime and Internet Data to the youth?
Answer- Goa

Q. 100 Which government has started a scheme called Swastha Kutumbam in association with Tata Trust ?
Answer- Andhra Pardesh

Q. 101 The government recently gave its ex-post facto approval to the India's position at recent negotiations at Kigali, Rwanda over the issue of phasing down the climatedamaging refrigerants hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). What will be the freeze year for India ?
Answer- 2028

Q. 102 Recently an MoU was signed between Mahabodhi Lord Buddha College of Namsai with which country for cultutal and academic exchange ?
Answer- Thailand

Q. 103 In Bihar, three villages of Patna district Bind Toli of Kurji , Basti of Maner and Patsa Village of Bihta are being made cashless. Which bank has taken this initiative ?
Answer- Bank of Baroda

Q. 104 Bekal Utsahi passed away recently, he was related to which field ?
Answer- Polity

Q. 105 Which olympic gold medalist created a world record in the men’s 100m butterfly final of FINA short course world swimming championships held at Windsor, Ontario.
Answer- Chad le Clos

Q. 106 What is the name of the biography of gymnast Dipa Karmakar that is being written and will release next year ?
Answer- ‘Dipa Karmakar: The Small Wonder’

Q. 107 What will be India’s GDP growth according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for 2016 ?
Answer- 7%

Q. 108 Rajya Sabha passed The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014, replacing the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, . How many disabilities are covered in this bill ?
Answer- 19

Q. 109 Which High Court ruled that the practice of triple talaq (Talaq-e-bidat) among Muslims is unconstitutional and violates the rights of women enshrined in constitution?
Answer- Allahabad High Court

Q. 110 Ajit Mohan committee has been constituted by Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) for what purpose ?
Answer- Fight online piracy

Q. 111 Who has been named as one of 15 Global Thinkers compiled by the US Based Foreign Policy (FP) magazine ?
Answer- Sushma Swaraj

Q. 112 Which American Nobel Prize-winning economist, who had used game theory to explain nuclear strategy, passed away recently. He has also written three very important books “The Strategy of Conflict,” “Arms and Influence,” and “Micromotives and Macrobehavior”
Answer- Thomas Schelling

Q. 113 AYUSH Ministry has started which programme to promote health and health education in villages of India ?
Answer- Swasthya Rakshan Programme

Q. 114 Which Indian women cricketer has been named in the Women’s Team of the Year 2016 by the International Cricket Council (ICC) ?
Answer- Smriti Mandhana

Q. 115 Emomali Rahmon recently came for a 5-day visit to India . Which country’s president is he ?
Answer- Tajikistan

Q. 116 Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh launched India’s first cashless bazaar in which city ?
Answer- Raipur

Q. 117 Which state’s forest department will launch a state-wide call centre facility from January 6, 2017 for registering complaints related to forests and wildlife, becoming the first Indian state to have 24×7 helpline for forests.
Answer- Maharashtra

Q. 118 What is the name of Saif Ali Khan-Kareena Kapoor’s baby over which there was a huge controvery recently ?
Answer- Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi

Q. 119 When do we observe the National Consumer Day every year to spread awareness to consumers on their rights and educate on unfair practices ? The theme this year was Alternate Consumer Disputes Redressal.
Answer- 24-Dec

Q. 120 Which Indian force has launched a drive to procure local varieties of tough mules ,dogs, ponies yak to carry supplies for the troops at snow-hit posts ?
Answer- Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)

Q. 121 The 2016 SASTRA-Ramanujan award for mathematics was presented to which mathematician/s at the inauguration of the International Conference on Number Theory at SASTRA University at Kumbakonam ?
Answer- Maksym Radziwill and  Kaisa Matomaki

Q. 122 Who has bagged the top position in the 2016 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list released by Forbes ?
Answer- Salman Khan

Q. 123 The Department of Posts under the Union Ministry of Communications has released a special stamp to commemorate which freedom fighter ?
Answer- Gaya Prasad Katiyar

Q. 124 Khandalavadi has been declared as the first cashless village in the Tamil Nadu. It has been made cashless by which bank ?
Answer- SBI

Q. 125 Eknathrao , also known as ‘Balasaheb’ Vikhe Patil died recently, he was a politician from which party ?
Answer- Congress

Q. 126 Who was sworn in as the new prime minister of Romania ?
Answer- Sorin Grindeanu

Q. 127 Which company  received final approval of the Reserve Bank of India to start operations as Small Finance Bank in India ?
Answer- Au Financiers

Q. 128 Which state will hos the National Games 2022 as announced recently ?
Answer- Meghalaya

Q. 129 Which sculptor won the 2016 Turner Prize for contemporary art ?
Answer- Helen Marten

Q. 130 According to the United Nations what will be India’s GDP growth in 2017 ?
Answer- 7.6 per cent

Q. 131 World AIDS Day is observed across the world on 1 December annually. What was the theme this year ?
Answer- Hands Up for HIV Prevention

Q. 132 Who won the Presidential elections in Gambia defeating Yahya Jammeh's 22 year old rule.
Answer- Adama Barrow

Q. 133 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research scientists have discovered which semi-metal in bulk form becomes a superconductor when the temperature is lowered to about -273 degree Celsius
Answer- Bismuth

Q. 134 EU recently signed a deal to normalize relations, with which country ?
Answer- Cuba

Q. 135 Which Indian hockey player also took on the responsibility as goalkeeping coach of the India Under-21 team ?
Answer- PR Sreejesh

Q. 136 Which state government launched country's first amphibious bus project at the Harike wetland ?
Answer- Punjab

Q. 137 MobiCash Mobile Wallet was launched recently, it is a joint venture by which two companies ?
Answer- SBI & BSNL

Q. 138 Who is our Union Environment minister who was in news recently regarding framing of new rules for pet shops to prevent animal cruelty ?
Answer- Anil Madhav Dave

Q. 139 Queen Elizabeth II stepped down as patron of Wimbledon for the first time since 1952 . She will be succeeded by whom?
Answer- Kate Middleton

Q. 140 Chetan Ramarao died recently, he was related to which field ?
Answer- Cinema

Q. 141 Which state Government has launched a Rs 120 crore new malaria control programme, called DAMAN (Durgama Anchalare Malaria Nirakaran)
Answer- Odisha

Q. 142 Which Mohun Bagan and Chennaiyin FC player has been nominated as the ‘2016 All India Football Federation (AIFF) Player of the Year ?
Answer- Jeje Lalpekhlua

Q. 143 India’s first Bio-Diesel Buses were recently launched by the road transport corporation of which state ?
Answer- Karnataka

Q. 144 Who will be the White House homeland security and counter-terrorism adviser as appointed by , Donald Trump ?
Answer- Thomas Bossert

Q. 145 Fidel Castro, the revoutionary leader of Cuba was burried in which city ?
Answer- Santiago de Cuba

Q. 146 When do be observe the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities ?
Answer- 3-Dec

Q. 147 1st village in Uttarakhand to go Cashless (Pauri-Garhwal)
Answer- Lachampur

Q. 148 Which athlete won the 2016 IAAF male Athlete of the Year award for the sixth time
Answer- Usain Bolt

Q. 149 The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) banned the use of which object for wrapping or packing of food items?
Answer- Newspapers

Q. 150 Who is the Test captain of South African cricket team ?
Answer- Faf du Plessis

Q. 151 What is the name of the website launched by Union Minister of Railways Shri Suresh for the National Rail Plan, 2030 ?

Q. 152 Grofers has partnered with which bank for its new scheme for its consumers to get cash delivered at home ?
Answer- Yes Bank

Q. 153 Which actress has been made the brand ambassador to promote Assam tourism by the state government ?
Answer- Priyanka Chopra

Q. 154 Himachal Pradesh’s first Cyber Crime Police Station was recently inaugurated in which city to deal with increasing incidents in the cyber ecosystem ?
Answer- Shimla

Q. 155 Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have developed a safe and effective vaccine for which fever made from an insect-specific virus called the Eilat virus
Answer- Chikungunya

Q. 156 The central government has signed an agreement for new railway projects worth Rs 45,000 crore with wich state ?
Answer- Maharashtra

Q. 157 Argentina has signed an agreement with which country to identify the bodies of more than 100 unknown Argentinian soldiers buried on the Falklands Islands after the 1982 war ?
Answer- Britain

Q. 158 Prafulla Haldankar died recently, he was associated with which sport ?
Answer- Table Tennis

Q. 159 Samit Gohel made history by scoring 359 runs not out during his team’s Ranji Trophy quarter-final against Odisha ,highest unbeaten score by an opening batsman in firstclass cricket. He plays for which team ?
Answer- Gujarat

Q. 160 As per the report of ‘Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations 2008-2015′ released by Congressional Research Service (CRS), India has been ranked at which position as the largest purchaser of arms ?
Answer- 2nd

Q. 161 The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the merger of which bank with State Bank of India (SBI) ?
Answer- Bharatiya Mahila Bank

Q. 162 What is the repo and reverse repo rate as per the fifth bi-monthly monetary policy statement of 2016-2017 ?
Answer- 6.25% and 5.75%

Q. 163 India International Science festival 2016 was recently help in which Indian city ?
Answer- New Delhi

Q. 164 What was the 2016 World Soil Day observed ?
Answer- 5th December

Q. 165 Which female became the first Pakistani woman to join the Bomb Disposal Unit (BDU) ?
Answer- Rafia Qaseem Baig

Q. 166 Which book was released by the apex cort, the Supreme Court of India which has a comprehensive history of courts and judicial system in India ?
Answer- Courts of India – Past to Present

Q. 167 Which bank announced the launch of a credit card with a cap of Rs 25,000 for those at the lower strata of the society ?
Answer- State Bank of India

Q. 168 Which state will provide free LPG connections to those BPL families, who were missed in the 2011 Socio Economic Caste Census on the lines of Pradhan Mantri Ujwala Yojana
Answer- Punjab

Q. 169 China recently launched its first fully-owned satellite ground station near the North Pole. The facility is located in which country about 200 kms north of the Arctic Circle was fastest in the world.
Answer- Sweden

Q. 170 Which High Court declared a ban on all unauthorised ‘Sharia’ courts functioning on premises of mosques to safeguard the interests of a large number of innocent Muslims whose fate was being decided by such illegal Sharia courts ?
Answer- Madras High Court

Q. 171 What is the name of the book for visually impaired that was launched by Hrithik Roshan recently ? The book is published by White Print, India’s first English lifestyle magazine in Braille.
Answer- Tactabet

Q. 172 According to the Global Wage Report 2016-17 released by which organisation, In India, Gender Gap in wages in rampant with men earning as high as 33% more than females per hour ?
Answer- ILO

Q. 173 ‘Kuchipudi’ is state dance of which state, it was in news recently as it entered in the Guinness World Records once again when a record 6,117 dancers came together to present a show at the IGMC Stadium
Answer- Andhra Pardesh

Q. 174 Who was named the World's Best Playmaker for the second consecutive year by International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) ?
Answer- Lionel Messi

Q. 175 Which Fast Patrol Vessel was delivered to the Indian Coast Guard by the Cochin Shipyard, set to operate from the Coast Guard Station at Krishnapatanam in Andhra Pardesh ?
Answer- ICGS Ayush

Q. 176 Which state’s Chief Minister inaugurated the Digital Investigation, Training and Analysis Centre (DIATC) to enhance cyber crime solving capabilities ?
Answer- Haryana

Q. 177 India will establish a Center of Excellence in Information Technology in which country ?
Answer- Egypt

Q. 178 From which date the reservation of rail tickets for senior citizens will be directly linked to Aadhaar or Unique Identification (UID) cards on a mandatory basis for availing concessions at both counter and etickets as announced by the ministry of Railways
Answer- 1-Apr-17

Q. 179 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) added which dance and Belgian beer to intangible cultural heritage list at the meeting held in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa ?
Answer- Ramba

Q. 180 With the help of which country did India build Kudankulam nuclear power plant ?
Answer- Russia

Q. 181 The Rajasthan High Court cancelled the Rajasthan Special Backward Classes (SBC) reservation Act 2015 that allowed for how much percentage quota to Gujjars and five other communities of the state.
Answer- 5%

Q. 182 Which airport achieved carbon neutral status with regards to carbon emission and has become the first airport in Asia-Pacific region under the 5-15 Million Passengers Per Annum category and second among all categories in the Asia-Pacific region to achieve
Answer- The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport ,Hyderabad

Q. 183 Union IT Minister Ravishankar Prasad has recently launched which project to enable every citizen, small traders and merchants to adopt digital payments in their everyday financial transactions ?
Answer- Digidhan Abhiyan

Q. 184 Which IAS officer and mountaineer has written the book “Many Everests: An Inspiring Journey of Transforming Dream into Reality” ?
Answer- Ravindra Kumar

Q. 185 Who resigned from the position as the president of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) following recommendations of the Lodha panel.
Answer- Sharad Pawar

Q. 186 Zsa Zsa Gabor died recently, she was related to which field ?
Answer- Cinema

Q. 187 Dr. Saumitra Chaudhuri passed away recently, he was related to which field ?
Answer- Economist

Q. 188 Which writer and poet was awarded the 25th Bihari Puraskar-2015 by the KK Birla Foundation for his poetry collection Katha Soon Aave Hai Sabad ?
Answer- Bhagwati Lal Vyas

Q. 189 The central government has launched a toll-free number 10588 to provide information and guidance to whom ?
Answer- Pregnant women

Q. 190 What is the name of the web site for the Digi Dhan Abhiyan ?
Answer- Digital Jagriti

Q. 191 Which state Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Indian Railways for setting up a Joint Venture in which at least 21 railway stations would be built in the state ?
Answer- Andhra Pradesh

Q. 192 The Ministry of Human Resource Development is setting up a new Regional Institute of Education (NIE) at which place in Andhra Pradesh ?
Answer- Nellore

Q. 193 Central government has asked the banks to install how many PoS to promote digital transaction terminals by March 2017 ?
Answer- 10 lakh

Q. 194 In order to promote eco-tourism and to declare it as an international bird watching destination, which state organized a three-day international festival on birds from 2nd to 4th December
Answer- Uttar Pardesh

Q. 195 1st village in Chattisgarh to go Cashless (Datnewada)
Answer- Palnar

Q. 196 Which Indian city recently hosted 6th heart of Asia conference ?
Answer- Amritsar

Q. 197 L&T was awarded the contract by GCA to make which stadium world’s biggest cricket stadium in terms of seating capacity ?
Answer- Sardar Patel Cricket Stadium

Q. 198 Indian snooker player Pankaj Advani won the IBSF World Billiards Championship beating Peter Gilchrist of Singapore to win his which number World Billiards Championship
Answer- 11th

Q. 199 Which city hosted the 28th State Information Ministers Conference, SIMCON 2016 ?
Answer- New Delhi

Q. 200 Which digital payment company has partnered with major National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to enable cashless payments at toll plazas?
Answer- PayTm

Q. 201 Stephanie Del Valle was crowned Miss World 2016 at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland(USA). She belongs to which country ?
Answer- Puerto Rico

Q. 202 A 2,700-square-meter skating space, world’s largest non-permanent indoor ice rink has been inaugurated in which country ?
Answer- France

Q. 203 Which country’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Gennadyevich Karlov, was shot dead in front of a crowd at a posh art gallery exhibition in Ankara, Turkey by Mevlut Mert Altintas
Answer- Russia

Q. 204 For which scheme the Centre has decided to step down the usual practice of annually sanctioning the action plans and give a one go clearance for the scheduled plans for the remaining three years of the five-year scheme ?
Answer- AMRUT

Q. 205 CBSE has made Board exams for Class X compulsory for all CBSE schools from which academic session ?
Answer- 2017-18

Q. 206 Debbie Reynolds died recently, she was associated with which field ?
Answer- Cinema

Q. 207 Which state government  organized India’s first Digi Dhan Mela to promote cashless economy ?
Answer- Haryana

Q. 208 Which state Government has decided to set up a pilot corridor for an innovative concept of “Caterpillar Train” that will fly over city’s traffic ?
Answer- Haryana

Q. 209 Whose birth anniversary will be observed as 'Water Day' on 14 April across India?
Answer- Dr BR Ambedkar

Q. 210 Which region’s Women’s Legal Service in collaboration with TRS Law Offices, India has launched a website,, for women in India to educate them about their legal rights.
Answer- Tasmania

Q. 211 1st village in UP to go Cashless (Bareily)
Answer- Bhartaul

Q. 212 India celebrated its 45th Navy day on which date ?
Answer- 4th December

Q. 213 What is the name of the TV Channel launched by Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad to promote cashless transaction in rural areas
Answer- DigiShala

Q. 214 First ever Day and Night Ashes test match between England and Australia will be played at which ground in December 2017 ?
Answer- Adelaide Oval

Q. 215 Which country’s secretary of Defence Ashton Carter finalised India’s designation as a Major Defense Partner ?
Answer- USA

Q. 216 Sultan Muhammad V was given honours as the 15th king of which country ?
Answer- Malaysia

Q. 217 Which mobile application is about to be launched by Union ministry of power to provide real time data regarding rural electrification of all the six lakh villages of our country?
Answer- GARV-II

Q. 218 Who beat former world champion Tanzania’s Francis Cheka to retain WBOAsia Pacific Super Middleweight title ?
Answer- Vijender Singh

Q. 219 Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi launched the website , the website will be available in how many languages ?
Answer- 3

Q. 220 ‘Twitter Seva’ , customer service resolution platform, was recently launched by which ministry ?
Answer- The Ministry of External Affairs

Q. 221 Which state’s CM has announced to form a separate ministry for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) that would be headed by an independent minister ?
Answer- Maharashtra

Q. 222 Haryana governement recently set up India’s first centre for digital investigation and training in collaboration with National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO) in which city ?
Answer- Gurugram

Q. 223 Who has been named as the captain of Cricket Australia recently declared their team of the year for ODI, who is the captain of the team ?
Answer- Virat Kohli

Q. 224 Ashwani Kumar Upadhyaya and Emil Jacob, from MIT, USA were in news recently related to which project ?
Answer- C-Train

Q. 225 Mamata Banerjee announced setting up a special panel chaired by Partha Chatterjee to stop what ?
Answer- Child trafficking

Q. 226 Who became the oldest golfer to win an Asian Tour title after winning the Panasonic Open, India
Answer- Mukesh Kumar

Q. 227 1st village in J&K to go Cashless (Srinagar)
Answer- Lanura

Q. 228 Which city celebrated the 10-day Tripitak Sutrapath Mahotasava?
Answer- Bodhgaya

Q. 229 Scientists from University of Illinois have discovered the presence of which atoms in thermosphere ?
Answer- Hydrogen

Q. 230 Which country abolished its practice of KAFALA, the system that requires a local sponsor -individual or company- and need their permission to switch jobs or leave the country ?
Answer- Qatar

Q. 231 The 7-day Serendipity Arts Festival (SAF) 2016 is being held in which Indian city ?
Answer- Goa

Q. 232 Who won the most improved player award at the Badminton World Federation’s annual function held in Dubai ?
Answer- P V Sindhu

Q. 233 In which city, the India-Nepal Folk Crafts Festival began in an attempt to promote cultural exchanges between the two neighbours
Answer- Kathmandu

Q. 234 Juan Manuel Santos was honoured with the Lampara peace prize or Catholic Nobel for his efforts to reach the FARC Guerilla deal in Assisi, Italy . He is the president of which country ?
Answer- Colombia

Q. 235 What is the name of the Indian young golf player who won the Kids Golf World Championship after in Malaysia ?
Answer- Arjun Bhati

Q. 236 The Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan launched which mobile App and an ‘Online Consumer Mediation Centre (OCMC)’ to provide speedy redressal of consumer grievances ?
Answer- Smart Consumer

Q. 237 National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed aviation regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), to issue instructions to all airlines, whose aircraft empties toilet tanks on air, to pay how much amount as environmental compensation ?
Answer- Rs 50,000

Q. 238 2016 National Trust Foundation Day was recently observed on which day ?
Answer- 30-Dec

Q. 239 The Union Ministry of Sports suspended the Indian Olympic Association . Who is the minister of state for sports with independent charge ?
Answer- Vijay Goel

Q. 240 Which city hosted the 24th National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC) that was jointly organised by Vidya Pratisthan and Environmental Forum of India
Answer- Pune

Q. 241 Name the former FIFA President who lost his appeal against a six-year ban for ethics violations as ruled by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)
Answer- Sepp Blatter

Q. 242 Which actor has been named 'Kids' Ikon of the Year' at Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards?
Answer- Shahrukh Khan

Q. 243 The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) decided to extend the time for deployment of Aadhaarenabled devices till which date ?
Answer- 30-Jun-17

Q. 244 Who became the new President of Uzbekistan after securing 88.6 percent of the votes in the presidential election ?
Answer- Shavkat Mirziyoyev

Q. 245 1st village in Maharashtra to go Cashless (Pimpri Budruk - 1st village in Pune to go Cashless)
Answer- Dhasai

Q. 246 India has signed government-to-government (G2G) deal with which country to buy 145 M-777 Ultra-Light Howitzers worth $750 million under the Foreign Military Sales programme.
Answer- USA

Q. 247 The Central Pollution Control Board will install real time and manual pollution monitoring stations four states. Which of the following is not there in its plan of action ?
Answer- Punjab

Q. 248 Which Indian has been crowned Miss Supranational 2016 becoming only the 2nd Indian to win this competition ?
Answer- Srinidhi Shetty

Q. 249 Online purchase of new insurance policy of Public sector Undertakings will deliver how much discount on General Insurance and life Insurance policies respectively ?
Answer- 10%, 8%

Q. 250 Which state is carrying out the biggest and firstever crop insurance claim distribution programme in Indian History ?
Answer- Madhya Pardesh

Q. 251 Which Indian has been listed in Forbes magazine’s second annual list of wealthiest entrepreneurs under the age of 40 ?
Answer- Both b and c

Q. 252 Who won Gold Medal in (69kg) National Boxing Championships in Guwahati ?
Answer- Manoj Kumar

Q. 253 When do we observe the United Nations’ (UN) International Anti-Corruption day ?
Answer- 9-Dec

Q. 254 India and which country have signed a civil nuclear cooperation agreement aimed at mutual defence cooperation ?
Answer- Vietnam

Q. 255 Where was the sixth edition of Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development take place ?
Answer- New Delhi

Q. 256 Whose biopic, titled “Blond Ambition”, was named as the best unproduced film script available at present in the Hollywood system in the newly published annual Black List.
Answer- Madonna

Q. 257 India was crowned junior Hockey World champions. India beat which country 2-1 in the final help in Lucknow ?
Answer- Belgium

Q. 258 To control mishaps, the Supreme Court has given an order to ban all liquor shops on national as well as state highways across the country ,the licenses of existing liquor shops across the highways will not be renewed after which date
Answer- 31st March, 2017

Q. 259 Which state validated two new districts Pherzawl and Noney carved out of Churachandpur and Tamenglong districts respectively ?
Answer- Manipur

Q. 260 Which University‘s reserchers have developed the world’s smallest radio receiver using atomicscale defects in pink diamonds ?
Answer- Harvard University

Q. 261 Almazbek Sharshenovich Atambayev visited India recently, he is president of which country ?
Answer- Kyrgyzstan

Q. 262 Which mobile wallet platform has tied up with Indian daily co-operative Amul to help customers make cashless payments at its outlets.
Answer- MobiKwik

Q. 263 ICRA has forecasted India’s gross value added (GVA) growth to be at what per cent in 2016-17 ?
Answer- 6.60%

Q. 264 India beat which team 3-0 to win bronze medal at the 4th Women’s U18 Asia Cup 2016 hockey tournament in Bangkok ?
Answer- South Korea

Q. 265 RBI hs imposed penalty on how many foreign banks on for violating the instructions of RBI on reporting requirements of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (FEMA) ?
Answer- 5

Q. 266 Surendra Prasad Tarun passed away recently, he was related to which field ?
Answer- Polity

Q. 267 Free Wifi was recently enabled at which station by Google recently making it the 100th WiFi enabled railway station in India.
Answer- Udhagamandalam

Q. 268 The RBI stopped withdrawal from and freezed 52,000 accounts of which bank on the ground that the it is not covered under the Banking Regulation Act
Answer- State Bank of Sikkim

Q. 269 Which public sector bank  wil make the village of Malangaon completely cashless ?
Answer- Bank of Maharashtra

Q. 270 Which country passed a law to grant amnesty to FARC guerrillas as part of the country’s peace deal ending five decades of conflict ?
Answer- Colombia

Q. 271 Which bank has financed USD 235 million credit for the Bihar Rural Roads Project to construct 2,500 km of rural roads in Bihar under the Mukhiya Mantri Gram Sampark Yojana (MMGSY) ?
Answer- World Bank

Q. 272 Who was appointed for the post of Reserve Bank of India’s deputy governor for a term of three years ?
Answer- Viral Acharya

Q. 273 The 12th International Oil and Gas Conference, PETROTECH-2016 was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which city ?
Answer- New Delhi

Q. 274 Which company has partnered Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) and Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) to accept payment in petrol pumps
Answer- Ola

Q. 275 1st village in India to become cashless –
Answer- Akodara (also 1st digital village) (Sabarkantha)

Q. 276 With which country India has signed four agreements in the fields of cyber security, visa relaxation,investments and ports management
Answer- Qatar

Q. 277 How much discount will be given to people who buy monthly seasonal tickets in the Suburban railway networks through digital payment mode ?
Answer- 0.50%

Q. 278 LIC Mutual Fund is adopting Unified Payment Interface (UPI) in partnership with which bank ? a)    State Bank of India
Answer- Standard Chartered Bank

Q. 279 Which bank bagged the ‘Best MSME Bank Award (private sector) 2016’ instituted by Assocham?
Answer- Karnataka Bank

Q. 280 Who was named as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador ?
Answer- Priyanka Chopra

Q. 281 Who has been appointed as the new chief of Intelligence Bureau (IB) ?
Answer- Rajiv Jain

Q. 282 Who will head the inter- ministerial task force constituted by the Central Government to look into all the strategic aspects of Indus Water Treaty (IWT) with Pakistan ?
Answer- Nripendra Mishra

Q. 283 Which country has decided to withdraw visa-free facility for Indians ?
Answer- Hong Kong

Q. 284 The prices of how many essential drugs have been lowered by National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority under Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers so that they can have wider reach among the poor ?
Answer- 50

Q. 285 Which country has passed a new law to levy environment tax on polluters, especially on heavy industries ?
Answer- China

Q. 286 Who has been roped in as the first Indian brand ambassador of Luggage maker American Tourister owned by Samsonite ?
Answer- Virat Kohli

Q. 287 Which country successfully tested its Fifth Generation twin-engine radar-evading stealth fighter, FC-31 Gyrfalcon ?
Answer- China

Q. 288 In which city is Alibaba setting up first Indian office to boost its prospects for E-Commerce in Indian ecosystem ?
Answer- Mumbai

Q. 289 Which country’s scientists gave green signal to the use of “three-parent baby” fertility treatments, thus becoming the first in the world to officially introduce the procedures.
Answer- Britain

Q. 290 India has pledged to contribute how much money to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
Answer- $ 1.25 million

Q. 291 Which company set up a 55,000-tonne per annum (TPA) Odishaferro-chrome plant at a cost of Rs 542 crore in its Gopalpur Industrial Park in Ganjam district
Answer- Tata Steel

Q. 292 Sammy Lee died recently, he belonged to which field ?
Answer- Sports

Q. 293 The International Olympic Committee’s has granted provisional recognition to which sport/s for three years ?
Answer- Both 1 and 2

Q. 294 A ban was imposed by the National Green Tribunal on which object that poses a danger to humans, animals and birds as well as causes harm to environment.
Answer- Glass powder coated ‘manja

Q. 295 Who inaugurated the five months long Narmada Seva Yatra aimed at turning the Narmada river pollution free and unceasing river.
Answer- Shivraj Singh Chauhan

Q. 296 In which city will India's first residential transgender school, Sahaj International School, be opened on 30th December?
Answer- Kochi

Q. 297 Amina Mohammed, who was appointed as the UN Deputy Secretary-General by the new UN Secretary-General António Guterres is which country’s environment minister
Answer- Nigeria

Q. 298 In which city a stone statue of renowned Tamil poet and philosopher-saint Thiruvalluvar was inaugurated ?
Answer- Haridwar

Q. 299 The world’s first chat operating system has been launched by which company that is a free instant messaging service for work and business environments ?
Answer- Flock

Q. 300 Pandit Mohan Malviya Cancer Centre and a 150- bed ESIC super speciality hospital were recently inaugurated by PM Modi in which city ?
Answer- Varanasi

Q. 301 Which nuclear-capable, surface-to-surface,InterContinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), was successfully test-fired by India from Dr Abdul Kalam island
Answer- Agni V

Q. 302 Chatonguri village in Morigaon district has been declared as the first cashless village in which state ?
Answer- Assam

Q. 303 PM launched UPI based mobile payment application called  at the Digi Dhan Mela event in Talkatora stadium in New Delhi. What is the full from of BHIM ?
Answer- Bharat Interface for Money

Q. 304 Which country successfully launched two HighResolution Remote Sensing Satellites  called SuperView-1 01/02 ?
Answer- China

Q. 305 Cho Ramaswamy passed away recently, He belongs to which field ?
Answer- Journalism

Q. 306 India has agreed to train which country’s Sukhoi-30 fighter pilots as a part of mutual cooperation in defence ?
Answer- Vietnam

Q. 307 Which bank has tied up with Spice Digital for cash management services through the bank’s e-collection facility allowing 20,000 plus retail outlets of Spice Digital remit money at its branches
Answer- Federal Bank

Q. 308 Bhai Mahavir passed away recently, he was related to which field ?
Answer- Polity

Q. 309 Which state government has tied up with Tata Trusts to acquire digital platforms to strengthen the public distribution system (PDS) by Aadhaarenabled Public Distribution System (AePDS) at fair price ?
Answer- Uttar Pardesh

Q. 310 When do we observe the World Energy Conservation Day across the world to spread awareness about the energy ecosystm and the importance of clean energy
Answer- 14th December

Q. 311 Who launched a “100 Million for 100 Million” campaign organized by Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation that seeks to support 100 million youth to be the voice of the 100 million children and youth across the world who have been denied basic rights and
Answer- Pranab Mukherjee

Q. 312 Which country recently successfully test fired an its indigenously-designed Babur Land attack cruise missile (LACM) ?
Answer- Pakistan

Q. 313 For which state bird of Rajasthan, which is on verge of extinction, there has been a project started by the government ?
Answer- Godawn

Q. 314 The government is seeking to reduce the number of tribunals from 36 to …….… as a lot of these perform similar functions ?
Answer- 18

Q. 315 The CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg has posted the video of his new housemate: Jarvis, an artificial intelligence assistant. Who has given the voice over for Jarvis.
Answer- Morgan Freeman

Q. 316 Mamata Yojana , which aims to provide monetary support to the pregnant and lactating women has been launched in which state ?
Answer- Orissa

Q. 317 Who was appointed as the first female director of Vatican Museums by Pope Francis ?
Answer- Dr Barbara Jatta

Q. 318 Which digital payment firm announced its association with HPCL, aimed at making the delivery of LPG Gas Cylinders smart and cashless.
Answer- Citrus

Q. 319 BJP government was installed in which state after 33, out of 43 MLAs of (PPA) party joined the party in a strong political upheaval in the state ?
Answer- Arunachal Pradesh

Q. 320 Which Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and two-times Madhya Pradesh chief minister passed away recently ?
Answer- Sunderlal Patwa

Q. 321 MMTC has tied up with which bank to sell governmentminted "Indian Gold Coin". The coin is India's first-ever sovereign gold offering and the only one to be hallmarked by Bureau of Indian Standards for purity. The coin is available in denominations of 5,10
Answer- SBI

Q. 322 Which state government has decided to appoint 1 thousand Banking correspondents in about 1 thousand unbanked gram panchyats to help the people who are facing difficulties due to the effect of demonetisation.
Answer- Odisha

Q. 323 Which country’s scientists have developed a unique, low-cost method of producing highquality nuclear fuel by using electricity ?
Answer- Russia

Q. 324 John Key, the Prime Minister of which country resigned from his post?
Answer- New Zealand

Q. 325 1st village in Jharkhand to go Cashless (Singhbhum)
Answer- Nuagram

Q. 326 Where did the golden jubilee celebrations of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) take place ?
Answer- New Delhi

Q. 327 Which F1 racing driver announced his retirement after becoming champion ?
Answer- Nico Rosberg

Q. 328 Which district become the first district in Assam to pay wages to tea garden workers through individual bank accounts
Answer- Hailakandi

Q. 329 Uttarakhand High Court directed the State Government to impose complete ban on liquor in three districts ,Which of these is not one of those three ?
Answer- Pauri-Garhwal

Q. 330 Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar flagged off a special train named ‘Gita Jayanti’ train . It will run between which two stations ?
Answer- Kurukshetra and Mathura

Q. 331 Who has been elected as the president of Chennai based Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) at the FMSCI Annual General Meeting held in Chennai ?
Answer- Akbar Ebrahim

Q. 332 Which country has signed a Grant Agreement of USD 5.19 million with International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) for Additional Financing for Financing Energy Efficiency at MSMEs Project- Programmatic Framework for Energy Efficiency.
Answer- India

Q. 333 John Glenn was a former astronaut and politician who died recently. He belonged to which country ?
Answer- USA

Q. 334 What was the theme for human Rights Day 2016 that is observed on December 10th annually ?
Answer- Standup for someone’s rights today

Q. 335 India will contribute how much amount to the United Nations's Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for the year 2016-17 ?
Answer- 5 lakh US Dollars

Q. 336 What is the rank of India in the world’s top military budget spenders according to the '2016 Jane's Defense Budgets Report', released by research firm IHS Markit.
Answer- 4th

Q. 337 When do we observe the International Migrants Day every year to recognize the efforts, contributions and rights of migrants worldwide ?
Answer- 18-Dec

Q. 338 Which football club won the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament for the second time in three years in Kochi ?
Answer- Atletico De Kolkata

Q. 339 Which state recently celebrated a 3-day long ‘Judima Festival’ ?
Answer- Assam

Q. 340 PM Modi laid down the foundation stone of the first ever “Indian Institute of Skills” at which place in Uttar Pradesh ?
Answer- Kanpur

Q. 341 What is the name of the long range subsonic cruise missile that was test fired from the launch complex 3 of Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur ?
Answer- Nirbhay

Q. 342 Who has been selected for 2016 Sahitya Akademi award for his book “Oru Siru Isai”, a collection of short stories ?
Answer- Vannadasan

Q. 343 What is the rank of New Delhi in the “most wellread city in India “ as per a survey conducted by Amazon India ?
Answer- 1

Q. 344 NABARD is funding the multipurpose Polavaram irrigation project that is being buit in which state ?
Answer- Andhra Pradesh

Q. 345 Pratikar-1 is the first ever joint military exercise between which two countries ?
Answer- Nepal and China

Q. 346 A global carbon dioxide monitoring satellite, TanSat, was launched by which country to monitor carbon emissions and helps in reversing climate change ?
Answer- China

Q. 347 The 8th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit will be held in which city from January 10th to 13th, 2017 with the central focus “Sustainable Economic and Social Development”?
Answer- Gandhinagar

Q. 348 Which famous jail in India has been declared as a cashless society ?
Answer- Tihar Jail

Q. 349 What is the name of the one of the universe’s biggest super clusters of galaxies that was detected by the research team of astronomers from Australia, South Africa, and Europe recently
Answer- Vela

Q. 350 Which former Tour De France winner announced his retirement recently?
Answer- Bradley Wiggins

Q. 351 Who won the Best Player of the Year along with Goodwill Award at the seventh edition of the 2016 Globe Soccer Awards held in Dubai ?
Answer- Cristiano Ronaldo

Q. 352 India has signed an agreement for bilateral technical cooperation in infrastructure engineering with which country ?
Answer- Bhutan

Q. 353 Who has been appointed as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu following the demise of former CM Jayalalita ?
Answer- O. Panneerselvam

Q. 354 Which airline launched the world’s shortest scheduled service on an Airbus A380, world’s largest passenger aircraft ?
Answer- Emirates Airlines

Q. 355 1st village in South India to go cashless (Siddipet)
Answer- Ibrahimpur

Q. 356 Who has been nominated by President-elect Donald Trump as the United States Secretary of Defense?
Answer- James Mattis

Q. 357 Booking Railway Ticket through online mode will enable the passenger to get free accident insurance cover of how much amount ?
Answer- 10 Lakh

Q. 358 Which country reversed its demonetisation decision after public outrage leading to anarchy ?
Answer- Venezuela

Q. 359 Which player has been named the highest-paid athlete of all time by Forbes, with $1.7 billion in earnings
Answer- Michael Jordan

Q. 360 Which football player won the Ballon d'Or award for 2016 ?
Answer- Cristiano Ronaldo

Q. 361 Who has been appointed as the new chief of RAW ?
Answer- Anil Dhasmana

Q. 362 In which city of Karnataka was the state’s first emergency air ambulance service launched that will start its operation from January 2017 ?
Answer- Bengaluru

Q. 363 BRICS Bank, NDB is funding USD 75 million loan for a solar power project for which country ?
Answer- China

Q. 364 IRDAI has approved application of how many global reinsurers and granted certificate of registration to them to opens shops in India ?
Answer- 5

Q. 365 Who became the third Indian player to win the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy by being named World Cricketer of the Year and the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year 2016 by ICC ?
Answer- Ravichandran Ashwin

Q. 366 Who has been appointed as the new Director General of National Cadet Corps (NCC) succeeding Lt Gen A Chakravarty ?
Answer- Vinod Vashisht

Q. 367 Sagarmala project which has been in news is under the administrative control of which ministry ?
Answer- Ministry of Shipping

Q. 368 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (Bhel) has commissioned its second 600 MW coal-based thermal power plant in which state ?
Answer- Telangana

Q. 369 Which language has been ranked as the most powerful language on the planet by World Economic Forum (WEF)
Answer- English

Q. 370 The founders of which company have been chosen for the 2016 ‘Asian of the Year’ by Straits Times of Singapore as part of a group called the ‘The Disruptors’.
Answer- Flipkart

Q. 371 Which Bank launched Aadhaar Payment Bridge System (APBS) for small ticket micro-finance loan disbursements becoming first bank to do so on its own platform
Answer- RBL Bank

Q. 372 Which film has been chosen as the best film of 2016 by the New York Film Critics Circle.
Answer- La La Land

Q. 373 Which German company has acquired Foodpanda to boost their online food ordering and delivery ?
Answer- Delivery Hero

Q. 374 Who won Gold Medal in lightweight (60kg) National Boxing Championships in Guwahati ?
Answer- Shiva Thapa

Q. 375 Which country has launched a new cargo service connecting Tibet and Nepal ?
Answer- China

Q. 376 Who is the new chairman of Life Insurance Corporation of India, the nation's biggest insurer and investor
Answer- V K Sharma

Q. 377 The Government of India has extended the facility of e-Tourist Visa for the citizens of how many countries ?
Answer- 161

Q. 378 The world’s first cloned goat with superfine Cashmere wool was born in which country ?
Answer- China

Q. 379 Reliance Communications has sold its tower business to Brookfield Infrastructure for how much amount ?
Answer- Rs 11,000 crore

Q. 380 “Biju Sishu Surakshya Yojana” for care and protection of HIV positive orphan children was recently launched in which state ?
Answer- Odisha

Q. 381 Which ministry has launched launched google map toilet locator to help people find access to clean public restrooms in New Delhi
Answer- Information and Broadcasting Ministry

Q. 382 India Post payment bank is opening its first bank branch in which state ?
Answer- Jharkhand

Q. 383 World’s heighest bridge called Beipanjiang Bridge at a height of 1,854 feet(565 metres) above the sea level was recently opened in which country ?
Answer- China

Q. 384 Which mobile wallet firm received in-principle approval from the RBI to set up a Bharat Bill Payments Operating Unit ?
Answer- MobiKwik

Q. 385 Which organisation has asked all universities and colleges across the country to launch a month-long campaign to create awareness about cashless transactions?
Answer- UGC

Q. 386 Which state will implement Rs 50-crore National Hydrology Project aimed at improving the extent, quality and accessibility of information about water resources
Answer- Haryana

Q. 387 Scientists have discovered the world’s first polluted river, in which country ? The river was contaminated about 7,000 years ago by Neolithic humans
Answer- Jordan

Q. 388 NITI Aayog has taken an initiative to transfer how much amout to encourage each district in the country to encourage digital payments ?
Answer- Rs 5 lakh

Q. 389 1st village in Haryana to go Cashless (Gurugram)
Answer- Fazilpur Badli

Q. 390 Magnus Carlsen won the 2016 World Chess Championship. He defeated which player to retain the World Chess Champion title.
Answer- Sergey Karjakin

Q. 391 What was the theme of the 7th World Ayurveda Congress (WAC) organized in Kolkata ?
Answer- Strengthening the Ayurveda Ecosystem

Q. 392 Which Bank launched its own mobile and tab based digital wallet called Cippy Wallet app
Answer- DCB Bank

Q. 393 Who defeated Indian Sourav Kothari to win the 2016 IBSF World Billiards Long Up title at Bengaluru
Answer- Peter Gilchrist

Q. 394 In India, what percentage of Persons with Disability (PWD) are illiterate as per Social Development Report 2016
Answer- 45 percent

Q. 395 Government of Cuba has signed a deal to have faster internet with which technology giant ?
Answer- GOOGLE

Q. 396 Which company launched M Pesa Pay to enable merchants and retailers to receive payments from their customers replacing sale (PoS) machines
Answer- Vodafone

Q. 397 Which bank appointed Veena Mankar as the NonExecutive Chairperson of its Board ?
Answer- IDFC Bank

Q. 398 Which Committee on Digital Payments recommended a medium term strategy for accelerating growth of Digital Payments in India ?
Answer- Ratan P Watal Committee

Q. 399 Which Chapecoense goalkeeper who was killed in the Colombian air crash last month, was posthumously named Brazil’s player of the year
Answer- Danilo

Q. 400 In which city will India’s largest indoor sports arena will be built with a capacity to accommodate upto 15,400 people at one time ?
Answer- Kolkata

Q. 401 Which country has nationalised its largest bank called PrivatBank to boost economic prospects
Answer- Ukraine

Q. 402 In how many districts has the government of Haryana has “Haryana Immunization Incentives and Information Programme” to increase immunization rates of children between the age group of 0-12 months.
Answer- 7

Q. 403 When do we observe International Migrants Day every year to recognize the rights of migrants around the world ?
Answer- 18th December

Q. 404 Who has been honored with the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016 for a record third time on ?
Answer- Andy Murray

Q. 405 In which city the central government is set to launch its second centre of excellence for sericulture ?
Answer- Bengaluru

Q. 406 “Aaj Bhi Khare Hain Taalab” and “Rajasthan Ki Rajat Boondein” books have been written by which environmentalist ?
Answer- Anupam Mishra

Q. 407 Dinanath Bhargava died recently, he was related to which field ?
Answer- Artist

Q. 408 Which country’s airspace regulator, General Directorate for Civil Aviation, has approved the plan to launch drone delivery program, making it the world’s first national postal service to use drones regularly ?
Answer- France

Q. 409 To promote cashless transaction ,Which state government has issued petro cards to drivers working with the state government for cashless payments of fuel in association with Indian Oil Corporation and Bharat Petroleum.
Answer- Haryana

Q. 410 Who has won the 2016 Sahitya Akademi Award for her Hindi novel Paarijat ?
Answer- Nasira Sharma

Q. 411 Barbara Tarbuck recently passed away , she was related to which field ?
Answer- Cinema

Q. 412 India Economy grew by what percentage in the first half of financial year 2016-17 as announced by the Finance Ministry?
Answer- 7.20%

Q. 413 Kush Bhagat  is associated with which sport ?
Answer- Chess

Q. 414 As per the data released by the Ministry for Petroleum & Natural Gas, the government achieved its target of providing 1.5 crore free LPG connections to the BPL families in less than 8 months as part of which scheme ?
Answer- Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

Q. 415 Which State Government is set to create a new ministry for welfare of Vimukta Jati and Nomadic Tribes (VJNT) OBCs and Special Backward classes ?
Answer- Maharashtra

Q. 416 In which city is the Film Television and Liberal Arts Institute being built in India ?
Answer- Lucknow

Q. 417 Mahaparinirwan Diwas is observed across India on 6 December to pay tribute and respect to which famous personality who had died on this day in 1956.
Answer- Babasaheb Ambedkar

Q. 418 Who was honored with the UNICEF’s Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award
Answer- Katy Perry

Q. 419 The Raj Bhawan of which state became the first to go cashless ?
Answer- Himachal Pradesh

Q. 420 Who has been appointed as the Interim chief executive officer of National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) replacing Chitra Ramkrishna
Answer- J Ravichandran

Q. 421 Recently, A training program was organized by Election Commission of India on Election Management of which organisation’s Countries, at the India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management (IIIDEM), New Delhi ?
Answer- SAARC

Q. 422 Which bank has adopted Patunagar and Sachindranagar Colony in the state of Tripura to convert them into cashless villages ?
Answer- United Bank of India

Q. 423 Who has been appointed for the important position as United States’ government's ambassador to China
Answer- Terry Branstad

Q. 424 Who is the new director-genereal of InterServices Intelligence (ISI) ?
Answer- Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar

Q. 425 Who has been appointed the new Indian Air Force Chief ?
Answer- Birender Singh Dhanoa

Q. 426 The Central government will deploy around 600 ”young professionals” in each district of India for clean India campaign, what is the name that has been given to these people ?
Answer- Zila Swachh Bharat Preraks

Q. 427 Which country has been selected to host the fifth edition of the Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCSS) in 2017 ?
Answer- India

Q. 428 Scientists of which country have developed the very first functional pacemaker cells using human stem cells ?
Answer- Canada

Q. 429 Which state government has named its Rs. 7,600 Cr Mega Lift Irrigation Scheme after freedom fighter Shri Parbati Giri ?
Answer- Odisha

Q. 430 Which player won the National title in 6-red Snooker, the shorter format of the game ?
Answer- Pankaj Advani

Q. 431 Vera Rubin died recently, he was related to which field ?
Answer- Astronaut

Q. 432 Who was appointed as the new Lieutenant Governor of Delhi by the President Pranab Mukherjee replacing Najeeb Jung ?
Answer- Anil Baijal

Q. 433 Which space tech firm signed a commercial launch contract with ISRO for moon mission ?
Answer- TeamIndus

Q. 434 Which ministry has tied up with India Post and State Bank of India to offer more payment options to buyers and simplify shipping of products bought from “Mahila E-haat” ?
Answer- Ministry of Women and Child Development

Q. 435 What is the name of the technology that is being used by Ministry of Road and Trnasport through which people can make payments using their credit or debit cards that use Radio-frequency Identification (RFID) technology
Answer- FASTags

Q. 436 With which country did India recently hold Home Secretary level talks in New Delhi ?
Answer- Bangladesh

Q. 437 Where is Sambhar Salt Lake that was in news recently ?
Answer- Rajasthan

Q. 438 With which country, ISRO has signed an MoU for cooperation in the exchange and use of Land Remote Sensing Satellite Data ?
Answer- USA

Q. 439 Antonio Guterres was sworn-in as the new Secretary General of the United Nations, He is the former Prime Minister of which country?
Answer- Portugal

Q. 440 Which country has emerged as the most preferred destination for innovation in Asia and third biggest globally as per a research by global consulting major Capgemini.
Answer- India

Q. 441 Which Indian activist, who fought against low salaries for women workers at a UK factory in the 1970s, has been named in the BBC’s most influential women of the past 70 years
Answer- Jayaben Desai

Q. 442 Which country’s Senate passed a resolution to withdraw the country’s high denomination Rs 5,000 currency notes to check the black money ?
Answer- Pakistan

Q. 443 Vittiya Saksharata Abhiyan (VISAKA) was launched by which ministry to spread awareness about cashless economic system ?
Answer- Ministry for Human Resource Development

Q. 444 Which poet has been nominated for the prestigious 52nd Jnanpith Award for 2016 ?
Answer- Shankha Ghosh

Q. 445 Which sport has been derecognized as a sport by the sports ministry 15 months after it was declared as a sport ?
Answer- Yoga

Q. 446 Which Seven-year-old prodigy created history after winning three gold medals in the 1st Western Asia Youth Chess Championship in Al Ain Chess Club in UAE ?
Answer- Kush Bhagat

Q. 447 Imtiaz Ahmed died recently, he was a sportsman in which sport ?
Answer- Cricket

Q. 448 Which city hosted the 77th Indian History Congress that was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee  ?
Answer- Thiruvananthapuram

Q. 449 Who has been named as the interim director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) ?
Answer- Rakesh Asthana

Q. 450 Rashaan Salaam died recently, he was related to which field ?
Answer- Sports

Q. 451 In which year ISRO will launch Chandrayaan 2, India’s second mission to the Moon?
Answer- 2018

Q. 452 In which train, also world’s first hospital train, in India two new coaches were added ?
Answer- The Lifeline Express

Q. 453 Where was a museum for vintage tapestries and carpets inaugurated recently in India ?
Answer- Rashtrapati Bhavan

Q. 454 Vanjeevan ,a programme to identify the problems in livelihood issues will be launched in how many states by UNDP ?
Answer- 6

Q. 455 Which country launched a cargo ship called "Kounotori” for the International Space Station (ISS) in H-IIB rocket, carrying a 'space junk' collector that was made with the help of a fishnet company ?
Answer- Japan

Q. 456 NTPC & NALCO have signed an MoU to establish a 2.4 Gigga Watt coal based power-project in which state ?
Answer- Odisha

Q. 457 The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has given one year extension to the Peacekeeping mission for which country ?
Answer- South Sudan

Q. 458 Iran has finalized an agreement with which company to acquire 100 jetliner aircrafts ?
Answer- Airbus

Q. 459 Ministry of Consumer Affairs has launched PanIndia ‘Digitally Safe Consumer’ campaign in collaboration with which company to raise awareness about cyber protection online protection against cyber fraud etc.
Answer- Google

Q. 460 Which company has acquired 100 % equity shares of the Brahmani River Pellets Limited (BRPL) from Aryan Mining and Trading Corporation Private Limited (AMTC) ?
Answer- Tata Steel

Q. 461 PM Modi laid the foundation stone of Rs. 3,600 Cr the grand memorial of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj , what is the name given to the memorial ?
Answer- Shiv Smarak

Q. 462 Which senior lawyer was appointed as the government’s arbitrator in a $1.55 billion dispute with Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) over alleged extraction of gas from a reservoir connected to ONGC ?
Answer- G S Singhvi

Q. 463 Former French Open winner Ana Ivanovic announced her retirement from Tennis . She belonged to which country ?
Answer- Serbia

Q. 464 Which state government introduced the   ‘Biotechnology Policy-2016‘ to establish the state as a preferred destination for manufacturing of biotechnology products?
Answer- Gujarat

Q. 465 Indian Army has signed an agreement with which IIT to set up a research and development (R&D) cell at its campus to identify problems and possible solutions for the Indian Army ?
Answer- IIT Gandhinagar

Q. 466 Who has been chosen as the brand ambassador for Tata Motor’s commercial vehicle (CV) business unit ?
Answer- Akshay Kumar

Q. 467 Which supreme court judge Justice will be the 44th Chief Justice of India (CJI)
Answer- Jagdish Singh Khehar

Q. 468 Which company has launched a personal safety app ‘Trusted Contacts’ to give your nearest location to your selected ?
Answer- Google

Q. 469 The autobiography of which Indian has won the prestigious Crossword Book of the Year Award in the Autobiography category?
Answer- Sachin Tendulkar

Q. 470 Which mobile application developed to promote breast feeding was launched by Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram
Answer- Stanpan Suraksha

Q. 471 Which state has started a special train ‘Vaadi ki sair’ (Tour of the Valley) ?
Answer- Jammu and Kashmir

Q. 472 The International Tennis Federation(ITF) named which player as the 2016 ITF World Champions ?
Answer- Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber

Q. 473 Who won Ghana’s national election, becoming the new president of Ghana ?
Answer- Nana Akufo-Addo

Q. 474 At which position has Forbest ranked the prime minister of India Mr Narendra Modi in the 10 most powerful people of the world ?
Answer- 9th

Q. 475 The United Nations World Meteorological Organization announced that a 19-metre-high (62.3 ft) wave in which sea/ ocean has set a world record for being the highest-ever beating the previous record of 18.275 meters (59.96ft)
Answer- North Atlantic Ocean

Q. 476 Who has been named for the International Press Institute’s (IPI) India Award for Excellence in Journalism, 2016, for outstanding journalistic work done during 2015 ?
Answer- Both a and c

Q. 477 Holkar stadium is decided as the venue for the final match of Ranji Trophy that will be held from January 10th to 14th. In which city it is located ?
Answer- Indore

Q. 478 Which businessman has been voted out from all the three Tata Group companies he was an independent director in — Tata Steel, Tata Motors and Tata Chemicals ?
Answer- Nusli Wadia

Q. 479 George Michael passed away recently, he was related to which field ?
Answer- Singing

Q. 480 Who sold his 1% in One97 Communications for Rs325 crore recently ?
Answer- Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Q. 481 Real estate portal did a tie-up with which bank for online home loanapproval solutions ?
Answer- State Bank of India

Q. 482 Who was elected president of the India International Centre (IIC) for a second consecutive term by the board of directors of IIC ?
Answer- Soli Sorabjee

Q. 483 Which Bank has partnered with Ola for setting up mobile ATMs for cash withdrawal?
Answer- Yes Bank

Q. 484 The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is observed every year on which day ?
Answer- 2-Dec

Q. 485 Which country has topped the 2016 Enabling Trade Index (ETI) of World Economic Forum (WEF)?
Answer- Singapore

Q. 486 At which place did the Union cabinet minister for Railways laid the foundation stone for the Rolling Stock Component factory, estimated to cost nearly Rs 300 crore
Answer- Ratnagiri

Q. 487 Which company has been named as the Company of The Year by Fortune magazine in its annual Blue Ribbon ranking ?
Answer- Alphabet

Q. 488 Which country will provide Tsunami Early WarningSystem to South China Sea (SCS) countries
Answer- India

Q. 489 Government has decided to waive service tax on debit and credit card transactions up to how much amount to promote digital transactions ?
Answer- ₹  2000

Q. 490 Nabard will provide a grant of Rs 228 crore for deployment of point of sale machines and procurement of EMV based debit cards for farmers. Who is the chairman of Nabard ?
Answer- Harsh Kumar Bhanwala

Q. 491 Which bank won two awards for inclusive insurance from Skoch Group for 2016 ?
Answer- Karnataka Vikas Gramin Bank

Q. 492 What is the name of the new venture of the renowned TV journalist Arnab Goswami ?
Answer- Republic

Q. 493 Which newspaper’s first issue, dedicated to senior citizens, was recently released by Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment in New Delhi ?
Answer- Saanjhi Saanjh

Q. 494 23rd December, the birth anniversary Chaudhary Charan Singh ji is observed every year as which day ?
Answer- Kisaan Diwas

Q. 495 Which country’s space agency successfully launched a solid fuel rocket named Epsilon-2 from the Uchinoura Space Centre ?
Answer- Japan

Q. 496 POTUS Barack Obama signed a defence policy bill for 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii, to enhance security cooperation with India . What is the outlay of this bill ?
Answer- $618 billion

Q. 497 Which state launched an integrated tiger habitat conservation project around M.M. Hills and Cauvery wildlife sanctuaries in Chamarajanagar district in association with IUCN ?
Answer- Karnataka

Q. 498 The virtual reality company of, Oculus has acquired The eye-tracking software company The Eye Tribe has been acquired by the virtual reality frim Oculus, who owns Oculus ?
Answer- Facebook

Q. 499 Who was declared as Asia’s Businessman of the Year for 2016 by Forbes ?
Answer- Cheng Wei

Q. 500 When do we observe International Civil Aviation Day every year ?
Answer- 7th December

Q. 501 Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd has commissioned the first unit of the 4x30 MW Pulichintala hydroelectric project in which state ?
Answer- Andhra Pardesh

Q. 502 Which state recently became the 18th state to join Ujjwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana scheme ?
Answer- Himachal Pardesh

Q. 503 DGAD has recommended imposing definitive antidumping duty on China for which product ?
Answer- steel tubes and pipes

Q. 504 Which city hosted the first ever India-China think tank forum ?
Answer- New Delhi

Q. 505 Andhra Pradesh CM launched website of state’s Which Development Board in Vijayawada?
Answer- Economic

Q. 506 Who was presented with the 'Global Agriculture Leadership Award 2016' by the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) in Mumbai ?
Answer- Ratan Tata

Q. 507 Cricketer Suzannah Wilson Bates became the first woman cricketer to win both the ICC Women’s ODI and T20I Player of the Year awards ? She belongs to which country ?
Answer- New Zealand

Q. 508 How many kilometres‘ dead zone’ was founded in the Bay of Bengal by Researchers from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research’s National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) ?
Answer- 60,000 square Km

Q. 509 Which state government has recently launched “Nagar Uday Abhiyan” on 6 in all 378 urban bodies in the state to assess services provided to citizens and bring them at standard live, inform lower income class people residing in slums in urban areas about pu
Answer- Madhya Pradesh

Q. 510 Which city’s police in Telangana have set a new world record by conducting the largest selfdefence class at a single venue that had 21,276 college girls and working women taking part ?
Answer- Warangal

Q. 511 Piers Sellers died recently, he was related to which field ?
Answer- Astronaut

Q. 512 Which Indian airport’s staff has been directed to carry Aadhaar cards to work along with their entry pass from January 1 2017 ?
Answer- Indira Gandhi Airport

Q. 513 The state Government of Haryana signed a Memorandum of Understanding with which state to assist the state in compiling a centralised database of its population to ensure efficient and effective implementation of welfare programmes ?
Answer- Andhra Pradesh

Q. 514 Which 2 times former Sri Lankan Prime Minister, passed away recently after a brief illness ?
Answer- Ratnasiri Wickremanayake

Q. 515 Which institute has become the first Indian institute to be placed in the top 15 universities among top 300 universities in the latest Times Higher Education’s (THE) BRICS and Emerging Economies University Rankings 2017
Answer- Indian Institute of Science (IISc)

Q. 516 The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) relaxed the 2 Factor Authentication (AFA) norms for online transactions up to how much amount to save transaction time of customers ?
Answer- Rs. 2,000

Q. 517 How many essentials medicines at discounted price are being provided to the people through AMRIT (Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment) scheme
Answer- 540

Q. 518 Matteo Renzi, who resigned after suffering a heavy defeat in a referendum over his plan to reform the constitution was PM of which country ?
Answer- Italy

Q. 519 Kiran Bedi is adopting which village under Model Village Scheme ?
Answer- Thimmanaicken Palayam

Q. 520 Which city officially entered into the UN’s list of world heritage sites, it is already in UNESCO’ss world heritage sites since 2012 ?
Answer- Rio de Janeiro

Q. 521 When is the International Mountain Day (IMD) is observed every year to create awareness about the importance of mountains in our daily lives ?
Answer- 11-Dec

Q. 522 Which state has become the first state in the country to launch Mahila Police Volunteer (MPV) initiative for safety of women ?
Answer- Haryana

Q. 523 The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), approved the disinvestment of 100 percent stake which state-owned helicopter services provider ?
Answer- Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited

Q. 524 Where was the 9th edition of World Confluence of Humanity, Power and Spirituality, organised by ASSOCHAM in association with Srei Foundation and Times Foundation ?
Answer- New Delhi

Q. 525 Who has been re-elected as the president of All India Football Federation (AIFF) for the term 2017-2020 ?
Answer- Praful Patel

Q. 526 Which country recently inaugurated the world’s first solar panel road ?
Answer- France

Q. 527 Which bank launched a scheme named ‘Bank Sakhi’ for empowering women who will be employed to promote cashless transactions ?
Answer- Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank

Q. 528 Students from which institute have developed a first-aid app in collaboration with the Indian Red Cross Society that contains instructions and information regarding medical emergencies ?
Answer- BITS

Q. 529 Which company launched a book recently about the fifty years of India’s history ?
Answer- AMUL

Q. 530 Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt Ltd introduced which payment service in its booths and ‘Safal’ retail stores in association with CSC eGovernance Service India Ltd under the aegis of Department of Electronics and Information Technology (Deity) ?
Answer- AEPS

Q. 531 The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has made which person their brand ambassador for its anti-open defecation mission
Answer- Salman Khan

Q. 532 On which day do we observe the Armed Forces Flag Day in India?
Answer- 7th December

Q. 533 Makkal Pavalar Inkulab passed away recently, He was related to which field ?
Answer- Poet

Q. 534 Bank of Abu Dhabi and First Gulf Bank finalised their merger to form a behemoth which will be the biggest bank of all Gulf Countries with an asset of $ 178 billion. What will be the name of the joint entity that will be formed ?
Answer- NBAD

Q. 535 EU has inked an agreement with the government of which country to enable the return of migrants to grant them asylum ?
Answer- Mali

Q. 536 Where was 4th Bi-Annual Photo Exhibition of All India Working News Cameramen’s association inaugurated recently?
Answer- New Delhi

Q. 537 What is the nationwide toll-free helpline number that will be launched to educate people and provide support related to cashless mode of transactions ?
Answer- '14444'

Q. 538 The government of which state launched Annapurna Rasoi ,a subsidised meal scheme that will provide breakfast for Rs 5 and lunch/dinner for Rs 8?
Answer- Rajasthan

Q. 539 Post-Harvest festival ‘Thal Favang Kut’ festival was recently celebrated in which state ?
Answer- Mizoram

Q. 540 India has overtaken which country in terms of the size of the economy for the first time in 150 years ?
Answer- United Kingdom

Q. 541 India’s first Second Generation ethanol biorefinery is being established by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) at a cost of Rs 600 crores in which district ?
Answer- Bathinda

Q. 542 Which country’s researchers have found that stem cells harvested from pregnant woman’s amniotic fluid can be used to strengthen weak bones?
Answer- UK

Q. 543 Which state government removed restrictions on allowing women to work in night shifts in all sectors in a move to provide equal opportunities for women in all sectors ?
Answer- Karnataka

Q. 544 India has eased the process of procurement of tourist visas by allowing those with confirmed travel tickets to submit their visa applications directly without prior appointment starting January 1, 2017 for which country ?
Answer- Bangladesh

Q. 545 Which country ingurated 340 MegaWatt Chashma-III nuclear power plant ?
Answer- Pakistan

Q. 546 Which state recently launched Nagar Uday Abhiyan for appraisal of services being provided to citizens and enhance their standard
Answer- Madhya Pradesh

Q. 547 President Pranab Mukherjee presented the second ICCR ‘Distinguished Indologist’ Award to which personality at Rashtrapati Bhavan ?
Answer- Prof. Yu Long Yu

Q. 548 Which company launched it’s toll-free number 180018001234 to enable transaction through mobile phones without an internet connection ?
Answer- Paytm

Q. 549 The 10-day long Hornbill Festival was recently held in which state?
Answer- Nagaland

Q. 550 Who has been appointed as President of Austria?
Answer- Alexander Van der Bellen

Q. 551 Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)  is setting up a new ‘basin’ in which city by 2017 to increase focus on exploration of oil and gas in the NorthEast region.
Answer- Agartala

Q. 552 Indian government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with which country for strengthening cooperation in the field of Touris ?
Answer- Kyrgyzstan

Q. 553 Who was appointed as the new prime minister of New Zealand?
Answer- Bill English

Q. 554 Which district in Assam is set to become country’s first ever carbon neutral district by 2020 as the government launched ‘Sustainable Action for Climate Resilient Development here’ ?
Answer- Majuli

Q. 555 Bernard Fox died recently, he was related to which field ?
Answer- Cinema

Q. 556 India has been ranked at which place in the Global Wind Power Installed Capacity index with total installed wind power generation capacity of 28,279 MW in 2016 ?
Answer- 4th

Q. 557 The president of India has given his assent to declare Irular community (including Villi and Vettaikaran) in the Scheduled Tribes list. With this decision, Which UT in India has got its first Scheduled Tribes ?
Answer- Puducherry

Q. 558 Gujarat based Indian dairy cooperative comapnay, Amul will set up its Rs.200 Crore ‘Centralised Milk Processing Plant’ at which place in West Bengal ?
Answer- Howrah

Q. 559 A 92 people onboard, Russian plane Tu-154 crashed into which sea on its way to Syria minutes after taking off ?
Answer- Black Sea

Q. 560 Who is that first transgender principal of an Indian college, who submitted her resignation, ending her 19 month-long tenure as the head of Krishnagar Women’s College in West Bengal.
Answer- Manabi Bandopadhyay

Q. 561 Who won the gold for the sixth consecutive year in the men’s 77kg category at the 69th men   weightlifting championships at Nagercoil in Tamilnadu ?
Answer- Sivalingam Sathish Kumar

Q. 562 India recently signed a Third Protocol for amending the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) for the avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income with which country ?
Answer- Singapore

Q. 563 China and Pakistan launched the direct rail & sea freight service as a part of CPEC . It will connect which two cities ?
Answer- Kunming and Karachi

Q. 564 The Indian Space Research Organisation launched the Remote Sensing Satellite, Resourcesat-2A from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. Which was the Satellite Launch Vehicle ?
Answer- PSLV-C36

Q. 565 Which state has made it compulsory for students of Class 10 and 12 to have Aadhaar card for applying for the 2017 examination
Answer- Haryana

Q. 566 Which female athlete won the 2016 IAAF Athlete of the Year Award in womens category.
Answer- Almaz Ayana

Q. 567 Who was honored with the highest French civilian award, Legion of Honor (Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur ) ?
Answer- John Kerry

Q. 568 Which country will host the 5th India-Arab Partnership Conference for mutual enhancement in economic ties ?
Answer- Oman

Q. 569 Long March-3B carrier rocket which was in news recently is a carrier of which country ?
Answer- China

Q. 570 India and which other organisation have set a mutual trade target of 100 billion dollar to be achieved by 2020 ?
Answer- ASEAN

Q. 571 Which Indian-American was appointed to the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee of the US Department of Commerce by US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker
Answer- Vijay Sazawal

Q. 572 K N Jagannatha Varma died recently, he was related to which field ?
Answer- Cinema

Q. 573 Which Bank has launched the aadhaar-linked cashless merchant solution “Aadhaar Pay” in association with Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) ?
Answer- IDFC

Q. 574 Deborah Herold ,Kezia Verghese, P Sanu Raj, Amarjeet Singh Negi are all associated with which sport ?
Answer- Cycling

Q. 575 Who won his third gold in Asian Luge Championship held in Nagano, Japan
Answer- Shiva Keshavan

Q. 576 In a bid to tackle the call drop menace, government has launched an (IVRS) system at multiple locations including Delhi and Mumbai to obtain direct feedback from subscribers on call quality. what is the full form of IVRS ?
Answer- Integrated Voice Response System

Q. 577 An NRI-focused mobile banking application called SIB Mirror+ was recently launched by which bank ?
Answer- South Indian Bank

Q. 578 What is the name of village in Andhra Pradesh, that has become the first 100 per cent digitally literate village in the country besides already being a cashless village and open defecation free (ODF) village ?
Answer- Mori

Q. 579 Phulel Singh Sujlana passed away recently, he was related to which field ?
Answer- Sports

Q. 580 A portal has been launched by Ministry of Women and Child Development to register online complaints of child sexual abuse? What is it called ?
Answer- POCSO e-box

Q. 581 Which Indian Airport is the 22nd most connected airport in the world, according to air travel intelligence company OAG ?
Answer- Indira Gandhi International Airport

Q. 582 Pakistan has revoked the ban on import of which product from India through Wagah and Karachi port ?
Answer- Cotton

Q. 583 Scientists from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have detected which gas in the upper troposphere layers for the first time above India and China ?
Answer- NH3

Q. 584 Who is the CEO of Prasar Bharati who was in news recently ?
Answer- S C Panda

Q. 585 Which train was recently renamed as Vizag Steel Samta Express to promote its brand Vizag Steel ?
Answer- Samta Express

Q. 586 Which city’s municipal corporation has been selected for Digital India Silver Award instituted by the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology ?
Answer- Coimbatore

Q. 587 Which city hosted the 6th BRICS Health Ministers Meet ?
Answer- New Delhi

Q. 588 The Union government decided to launch a tollfree number ‘1955’ in order to take a feedback regarding which issue ?
Answer- Call drops

Q. 589 25th December, the birth anniversary Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee is observed every year as which day ?
Answer- Good Governance Day

Q. 590 What is the name of the web portal launched recently by Cabinet minister Piyush Goyal that is aimed at optimum utilisation of coal by private as well as public power companies ?
Answer- Coal Mitra

Q. 591 The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) passed a resolution demanding which country to stop building settlements on occupied Palestinian territory ?
Answer- Israel

Q. 592 Which Indian hospital achieved 100% "cashless'' transactions by using its self devised hospitalspecific pre-paid 'smartcard'?
Answer- Tata memorial cancer hospital, Mumbai

Q. 593 Who won the gold medal in the finals of junior men’s 50M Rifle Prone event at the National Shooting Championship in Pune ?
Answer- Pruthviraj Ayachi

Q. 594 Which writer has been chosen for the 26th Bihari Puraskar, 2016 by the K K Birla Foundation for his Hindi book titled ‘Yeh Ek Dunia’ ?
Answer- Satya Narayan

Q. 595 Which element recently added to the periodic table, became the first ever element to be discovered by Japanese scientists?
Answer- Nihonium

Q. 596 How many banks have joined the National Financial Switch (NFS) network as direct members established ATM networks as per National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)
Answer- 100 banks

Q. 597 The Reserve Bank of India board demonetized Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. Which section of the RBI Act empowers the RBI to take this decision ?
Answer- Section 24(1)

Q. 598 Which Hindi poet was honoured with the prestigious Gangadhar National Award for the year 2015
Answer- Leeladhar Jagoori

Q. 599 Which book was recently launched by President Pranab Mukherjee on his 81st birthday ?
Answer- All of these

Q. 600 The Union Cabinet gave its approval for signing of the revised Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and which country ?
Answer- Nigeria

Q. 601 Who has been elected as the President of the 90th Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan ?
Answer- Akshay kumar M Kale

Q. 602 Which Indian-American woman has been elected as the new Mayor of the Californian city of Cupertino ?
Answer- Savita Vaidhyanathan

Q. 603 How many mini-satellites, Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) were launched by NASA to measure the surface wind deep in the heart of hurricanes at a cost of $157 million?
Answer- Eight

Q. 604 India has signed an Open Skies Agreement with how many countries at the International Civil Aviation Negotiations (ICAN), 2016 which was held in Nassau, Bahamas ?
Answer- 6

Q. 605 What is name of the scheme that has been started to encourage students to promote careers in biotechnology in North-Eastern States ?
Answer- BLISS

Q. 606 Which Bank has launched a mobile application, eazypay, for merchants, which includes multiple modes of payments such as digital wallets, UPI, QR code, and credit & debit cards ?
Answer- ICICI Bank

Q. 607 Which film personality, elected to Rajya Sabha by Trinamool Congress(TMC), resigned from Rajya Sabha citing health problems
Answer- Mithun Chakraborty

Q. 608 Who was unveiled as the official face of the 2nd International Kite Festival to be held from 12th to 17th January in Hyderabad ?
Answer- PV Sindhu

Q. 609 Who has been appointed as the new Director General of Police (DGP), Jammu & Kashmir ?
Answer- S.P. Vaid

Q. 610 Which state launched School Management Information System (SMIS) to provide a complete database of all the government schools present in the state ?
Answer- J & K

Q. 611 The Delhi High Court removed the ban on how many fixed dose combination (FDC) drugs like Corex cough syrup, Vicks Action 500 extra and D’ColD in its recent order ?
Answer- 344

Q. 612 Which bank was awarded the Best MSME Bank Award 2016 by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) at the fourth SMEs Excellence Awards held in New Delhi ?
Answer- Corporation Bank

Q. 613 Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage has inscribed which Indian traditional system in UNESCO's Representative List
Answer- Yoga

Q. 614 Who was declared as TIME Magazine’s person of the Year 2016 ?
Answer- Donald Trump

Q. 615 Which protein has been identified by scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine,Barcelona, that is responsible for spreading cancer ?
Answer- CD36

Q. 616 India has been ranked as …….. most vacation deprived country in the world, as per Expedia Vacation Deprivation report 2016 ?
Answer- 4TH

Q. 617 Following the resignation of Matteo Renzi following a refrendum, who took over as the new Prime Minister of Italy?
Answer- Paolo Gentiloni

Q. 618 What is the name of Indian-American scientist who has published an international award-winning book on the subject of cancer research called “Ubiquitin Chains – Degradation and Beyond”.
Answer- Arnab De

Q. 619 The government announced a 2nd income disclosure scheme named The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana to give another chance to tax evaders to come clean after paying how much tax on depositing junk currencies in bank account.
Answer- 50%

Q. 620 What is the number of new species the scientists have discovered in the Greater Mekong as per World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature report ?
Answer- 163

Q. 621 The 2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup will be held between July 7–21, 2018 in which city ?
Answer- London

Q. 622 Which India player has been made the brand ambassador of honey manufacturer APIS India ?
Answer- PV Sindhu

Q. 623 Which Public sector Bank has merged its wholly owned subsidiary All Bank Finance (ABFL) with itself ?
Answer- Allahabad Bank

Q. 624 Which committee has been consituted to review the institutionalization of Arbitration Mechanism in India ?
Answer- BN Srikrishna Committee

Q. 625 Which Indian-origin British professor received Knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his contribution to the field of science and medicine ?
Answer- Shankar Balasubramanian

Q. 626 The President Shri Pranab Mukherjee approved the promulgation of the Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Ordinance, 2016 on 30th December, 2016 that aims to extinguish the liability of the Reserve Bank of India and the Government of India towa
Answer- 31st March 2017

Q. 627 Shriram Gojamgunde passed away recently, he was related to which field ?
Answer- Cinema

Q. 628 Which country’s women hockey team defeated Netherlands to win the women’s Hockey Junior World Cup 2016
Answer- Argentina

Q. 629 Which Bank has launched a new digital transaction service through mobile phones named SIMsePAY, that allows any account holder to do money transfers, pay utility bills and other mobile banking services, without the need for smart phones or internet
Answer- Yes bank

Q. 630 Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan launched which scheme in Thiruvananthapuram to clean water bodies in the state and waste management
Answer- Haritha Keralam

Q. 631 Which company has launched its first fullscale Cybersecurity Engagement Centre (CSEC) in Delhi which is their first in India ?
Answer- Microsoft

Q. 632 Who has taken over as the acting president of South Korea after their ex president was impeached by their parliament ?
Answer- Park Geun-hye

Q. 633 Who became the first Indian captain to score three double centuries in Test match cricket ?
Answer- Virat Kohli

Q. 634 Who has been appointed as the Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, a think tank that comes under the Corporate Affairs Ministry ?
Answer- Sunil Arora

Q. 635 On which date India celebrates Vijay Diwas (Victory Day) that marks the 45th Anniversary of the win of the Indian Army in 1971 Indo-Pak war ?
Answer- 16-Dec

Q. 636 When do we observe the United Nations’ (UN) International Human Solidarity Day ?
Answer- 20-Dec

Q. 637 Who has been conferred honorary doctorate at the 6th convocation of the Maulana Azad National Urdu University in Hyderabad for extraordinary contribution towards promotion of Urdu language and culture ?
Answer- Shahrukh Khan

Q. 638 What is the name of the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi who gave his resignation to the Government of India ?
Answer- Najeeb Jung

Q. 639 India beat Sri Lanka to win the Under-19 Asia Cup title at the Premadasa Stadium Who was the coach of Indian under-19 team?
Answer- Rahul Dravid

Q. 640 Shapath Bharadwaj became the first junior to qualify for the senior national team. She plays which sport?
Answer- Shooting

Q. 641 Which city recently hosted the four-day World Bhojpuri Conference  ?
Answer- Varanasi

Q. 642 Which country’s Government has put a ‘terror tax’ on property insurance policies after a series of terror attacks in 2015 and 2016 to help finance a fund for terror victims
Answer- France

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