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January 2017 the Hindu Latest Online Current Affairs 302 Gk Questions Capsule Part-1

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January 2017 the Hindu Latest Online Current Affairs
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January 2017 the Hindu Latest Online Current Affairs 302 Gk Questions Capsule Part-1
जनवरी-2017 करेंट अफेयर्स भाग-1

Ques. 1. The world’s tallest solar tower (250 meteres) is currently being constructed in Negev desert in which country?—Israel 

Ques. 2. According to the Central Statistical Office data India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth is estimated at what per cent in 2016-17 as compared to 7.6 per cent in 2015-16?—0.071


Ques. 3. Which Tennis player won the Qatar Open title, beating Andy Murray in the final >?—Novak Djokovic

Ques. 4. Sania Mirza won her first Double’s title of 2017 the Brisbane International women’s doubles title. Whom did she pair up with ?—Bethanie Mattek-Sand

Ques. 5. Castrol has entered into three-year strategic partnership agreement for supply of Commercial Vehicle Oils to whichc ompany ?—Tata Motors

Ques. 6. RBI has decided to provide Rs 1 billion in which denomination notes to Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) ?— Rs 100

Ques. 7. SEBI has relaxed its rules for investment by angel investors to boost startup funding. What is the new lock-in period ?—1 year

Ques. 8. Nana Akufo-Addo has been sworn-in as the new president of which African country ?—Ghana

Ques. 9. The Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT) has been appointed whom as their new chief ?—Raheel Sharif

Ques. 10. The 9th edition of Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF) ‘s Life Time Achievement Award was presented to which person ?—Ramesh Prasad

Ques. 11. Who has been made the general secretary of AIADMK Party ?—Shashikala

Ques. 12. Which Indian force will make their debut in republic parade in 2017 for the first time ever showcasing their anti-terror, anti-hijacking and special operations capabilities.—NSG

Ques. 13. Which country’s Army has issued a directive on grooming and appearance regulations that allows observant Sikh men and conservative Muslim women to wear religious head coverings, also permitting Sikh soldiers to maintain their beards—USA

Ques. 14. ISRO will record how many satellites at one go in February 2017 onboard of ISRO’s rocket PSLV-C37 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh in a major feat for India as so far no country has attempted it.—103

Ques. 15. Which country has become the first country in the world to switch off its FM radio network is its parliament has approved a proposal to shift to Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) ?—Norway

Ques. 16. According to scientists, How mich big giant-iceberg is poised to break away from Antarctica that is expected to be among the largest ever recorded and it is not driven by climate change. It will break because of expansion of rift that was slowly developing across the Larsen C ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula in recent years.—5,000-square-kilometre

Ques. 17. The Union Cabinet has given an ‘in-principal’ approval for strategic disinvestment of 26% equity shares in which company out of government’s shareholding of 54.03% becoming the first major PSU to be sold through strategic disinvestment.—BEML

Ques. 18. EPFO has made what mandatory for its pensioners to remain beneficiary of its social security schemes and will not transfer the subsidy, equivalent to 1.16% of the employee’s salary upto Rs.6,500 towards the Employment Pension Scheme (EPS) till the Aadhaar number is shared with the authorities—Aadhar

Ques. 19. Indian citizens who are not residing in the country (NRI) have been allowed to exchange their old 500 and 1,000 rupees notes at Reserve Bank of India (RBI) offices till which date ?—42916

Ques. 20. Which telecom operator has announced a SuperHour scheme, under which it will offer unlimited 3G or 4G data for one hour at a starting price of Rs. 16 for pre-paid customers and will also offer unlimited local voice calls within its network for Rs. 7—Vodafone

Ques. 21. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) Limited is launching which ticketing app that will be based on next generation e-ticketing system to facilitate booking of train tickets in a faster and easier way ?—IRCTC Rail Connect

Ques. 22. Chinese mobile brands have taken control of what % of India’s $10-billion smartphone market in 2016 ?—0.5

Ques. 23. The world’s second largest zinc producer Hindustan Zinc Ltd (HZL) of Vedanta Group has received environment clearance for its Rs. 1,200 crore Zawar Mines expansion project, it will be built in which state ?—Rajasthan

Ques. 24. Which state government has announced a monetary reward of Rs 100 crore to anyone from the state government who wins Nobel Prize aimed at boosting innovation—Andhra Pardesh

Ques. 25. Who was named captain of Indian ODI, T20I teams following the stepping down of MS Dhoni ?—Virat Kohli

Ques. 26. US First Lady Michelle Obama picked which 16 year old Indian-American to serve in the inaugural Student Advisory Board’s ‘Better Make Room’ education campaign?—Swetha Prabakaran

Ques. 27. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is sending which AfricanAmerican astronaut to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2018 thereby making her the first African-American to go into space station—Jeanette Epps

Ques. 28. Who has been appointed as the new chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) ?—David Syiemlieh

Ques. 29. Who became the first batsman to score Test hundreds in 11 countries of the world ?—Yunus Khan

Ques. 30. Which Indian tennis player announced his retirement from professional tennis due to a shoulder injury ?—Somdev Kishore Devvarman

Ques. 31. Which Indian American has US President-elect Donald Trump appointed as his deputy assistant and research director on the White House staff as an expert on strategic communications and political research—Raj Shah

Ques. 32. Which company has been awarded a patent for setting up an “Airborne Fulfillment Center” (AFC)  floating at an high altitude that would acts as a launch pad for drones to deliver items within minutes ?—Amazon

Ques. 33. Scientists in University of Limerick have discovered a brand new organ named Mesentery, inside the digestive system which was not known till date. Which country has this university ?—Ireland

Ques. 34. Who beat Magnus Carlsen in a tie-breaker to win Gold in the World Blitz Chess Championship title in Doha, Qatar—Sergey Karjakin

Ques. 35. Gangmumei Kabui passed away recently, what was he faous as ?—Politician

Ques. 36. Which country’s Women Football Team won their fourth consecutive (South Asian Football Federation) SAFF Women’s Championship title in the finals at the Kanchenjunga Stadium in Siliguri ?—India

Ques. 37. Mahendra Singh Dhoni stepped down as the captain of the Indian team in limited over formats. He captained a total of how many test matches, ODI’s and T20 matches respectively ?—60 , 199, 72


Ques. 38. The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has appointed whom as brand ambassadors for its Swachh NDMC initiative ?—Deepa Malik and Arunima Sinha

Ques. 39. Who has been conferred the ‘Power & Energy Persona’s Award for Individual Excellence’ 
at the 10th ENERTIA Awards 2016 –India and South Asia’s awards for excellence in sustainable energy and power ?—K M Singh

Ques. 40. The world-famous Bargarh Dhanua Jatra festival has started in which state, also considered to be the world’s largest open-air theatrical festival—Odisha

Ques. 41. Which Indian-origin Saudi-based entrepreneur has been appointed Major General of Kyrgyzstan by Ali Mirza, Defence Minister of Kyrgyzstan—Shaikh Rafik Mohammad

Ques. 42. Which country announced a plan to ban all ivory trade and processing activities by the end of 2017, to prevent the mass killing and threat of extinction of African elephants ?—China

Ques. 43. Who launched an Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Enforcement Toolkit for Police along with an IPR Awareness Campaign for School Children ?—Nirmala Sitharaman

Ques. 44. Robert Marchand a 105 year old man has made a record by cycling 22.547km (14 miles) in 1 hour at Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Paris. He is from which country ?—France

Ques. 45. Abdul Halim Jaffer died recently, he was a very famous musician who played which instrument ?—Sitar

Ques. 46. The book titled, ‘The People’s President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’ was released recently by the Vice President, Shri M. Hamid Ansari, it has been written by  whom?—S.M. Khan

Ques. 47. Which legendary Disney artist recently passed away in United States,best known for his sketches for the Walt Disney animated feature “Bambi” ?—Tyrus Wong

Ques. 48. The US designated the Pakistan-based terror group's student wing Al-Muhammadia Students a terrorist organisation and slapped sanctions against its two top leaders. It is the students’ wing of which terror organisation—Lashkar-e-Taiba

Ques. 49. Which Public sector lender has announced a partnership with CNX Corporation (CNX) to provide collateral management services towards the loans against warehouse receipt sanctioned to the farmers  ?—Bank of Baroda

Ques. 50. What is the name of the missile for which India successfully conducted the test firing  from the Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha—Agni IV

Ques. 51. What is the name of the app that the Maritime Union of India, representing Indian Merchant Navy Officers since 1939, has launched  recently ?—MUI

Ques. 52. Which court that no politician can seek votes in the name of caste, language or religion and seeking votes in this manner would be considered as a corrupt practice and not permissible ?—The Supreme Court

Ques. 53. Which country delivered 4 Sukhoi Su-35 Fighter Jets to China ?—Russia

Ques. 54. Who has been awarded ‘Scroll of Honor’ by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for encouraging cashless transactions in the district ?—Gaurav Goyal

Ques. 55. Who is the Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) who launched Haj Committee of India Mobile App at Haj House in Mumbai to encourage online applications to ensure fair opportunity for 2017 Haj pilgrimage—Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Ques. 56. Who was appointed to take over as Vice Chief of the Air Staff (VCAS) at the Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhawan) ?—SB Deo

Ques. 57. China’s Grand Slam Champion Li Xiaoxia announced her retirement recently, she was a grand slam winner and olympic gold medalist in which sport ?—Table Tennis

Ques. 58. India recently held ministerial level talks between Indian Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare of India Radha Mohan Singh and Minister for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development of which country to discuss the fishermen issue ?—Sri Lanka

Ques. 59. In which state was the 104th Indian Science Congress held that was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi ?—Andhra Pradesh

Ques. 60. William Christopher passed away recently, he was related to which field ?—Cinema

Ques. 61. Who has been appointed as the as 25th Chief Justice of Pakistan and given the oath by Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain ?—Mian Saqib Nisar

Ques. 62. Which state/UT government has recently approved ‘Good Samaritan Policy’ under which monetary incentive of Rs 2,000 and appreciation certificate will be given to people who help road accident victims in the national capital ?—Delhi

Ques. 63. Who has been appointed as the Britain’s ambassador to the European Union(EU) after Sir Ivan Rogers resigned from the post ?—Tim Barrow

Ques. 64.  India ranks at which position among the countries offering the highest average annual salary to expatriates according to HSBC Expat survey 2016?—3rd

Ques. 65. The Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Mr Vijay Goel constituted a committee on to suggest improvements in the National Sports Development Code functioning of sports federations. Who will preside over the committee ?—Injeti Srinivas

Ques. 66. India’s atomic power plant operator NPCIL is building four 700 MW Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR), two each in which two states ?—Gujarat and Rajasthan

Ques. 67. Gangmumei Kamei was a renowned historian, litterateur and scholar, who recently passed away . Which state did he hail from ?—Manipur

Ques. 68. With which country India exchanged the list of nuclear installations and facilities covered as a part of the Agreement on the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear Installations ?—Pakistan

Ques. 69. CM Akhilesh Yadav removed Shivpal Singh Yadav as Samajwadi Party’s Chief and appointed whom in his place ?—Naresh Uttam

Ques. 70. Which legendary Australian player joined Australia’s coaching staff as an assistant to coach the team for next month’s home Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka ?—Ricky Ponting

Ques. 71. K V Pusa passed away recently, he was a Former Minister of which state ?—Nagaland

Ques. 72. Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain honoured Which person with Nishan-e-Imtiaz to recognize his valuable services to the nation?—Qamar Javed Bajwa

Ques. 73. Which state’s Power Corporation was awarded with “Best Performing Power Distribution Utility in Power Sector” by Central Board of Irrigation & Power (CBIP) ?—Punjab

Ques. 74. The Supreme Court removed which BCCI President as per the recommendations of the Lodha Committee ?—Anurag Thakur

Ques. 75. Tata Sons appointed whom as the Chairman of Tata Power Co Ltd with immediate effect, in place of Cyrus Mistry ?—S Padmanabhan

Ques. 76. Which country’s Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights approved the Hindu Marriages  Bill that will enable the Hindu community members to get their marriages registered and to appeal in courts of law in cases of separation—Pakistan

Ques. 77. Which app became the most popular Android app in the country and topped the charts on Google’s Play Store in ?—BHIM

Ques. 78. Former French Olympic Gold Medallist, Jean Vuarnet died recently, he was a gold medalist in which sport ?—Skiing

Ques. 79. Which organisation directed that Service charges billed by restaurants are optional and it is up to the customers to pay it ?—Department of Consumer Affairs

Ques. 80. Which state is hosting the 30th International Kite Festival from January 8 to 13, 2017 ?—Gujarat

Ques. 81. In which city Shri Shripad Yesso Naik inaugurated the 3-day International Conference on “Yoga for Diabetes”  ?—Delhi

Ques. 82. Which bank has tied up with Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) to give a boost to the venture capital ecosystem for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises—SIDBI

Ques. 83. Which state Government has declared to ban the use of Purse Seine Nets for fishing across the state to safeguard the Fingerlings, a fish species ?—Maharashtra

Ques. 84. How many extra seconds were added to the Indian clock at 5:29.59 hours at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) on January 1, 2017 as the atomic clock was struck at 23:59:59 the previous night ?—1 second

Ques. 85. H S Mahadev Prasad died recently, what was he famous as ?—Politician

Ques. 86. The Union Cabinet has inked an agreement for cooperation in the field of Agriculture and allied sectors with which country ?—Kenya and Portugal

Ques. 87. Which government has decided to introduce a new 12-sided one-unit coin at end of March 2017 and scrap the 30 year old one unit coin by October 2017 ?—Britain

Ques. 88. A Laser walls and smart sensors will be soon installed at the International Border of India with which country to keep a tight vigil to check infiltration and terrorism?—Bangladesh

Ques. 89. John Berger died recently, what was he famous as ?—Novelist

Ques. 90. Which two states signed a pact with the ministry of power to join the UDAY scheme to improve the performance of state run power distribution companies (DISCOM) ?—Assam and Telangana

Ques. 91. Coca-Cola India has partnered with which bank to enable over 2.6 million retailers and 5000 distributors in conducting business transactions digitally ?—SBI

Ques. 92. With which country has India signed an agreement for cooperation and mutual assistance in Customs Matters, to make available relevant information for the prevention and investigation of Customs offences and ensure efficient clearance of goods traded between the countries ?—Uruguay

Ques. 93. Swachh Survekshan 2017  will be carried out in how many cities with over 1 lakh population   across the country by Quality Council of India?—500

Ques. 94. Which country has become the first country in the world to give some basic income to unemployed citizens  to ensure a universal income giving them enhanced social and financial security ?—Finland

Ques. 95. Which city wil have India’s first bus to run on human and animal waste (Biogas/Organic waste) in March, 2017 ?—Kolkata

Ques. 96. In which country the 13th edition of Chitwan Elephant Festival was held to encourage wildlife protection and conservation and to promote tourism ?—Nepal

Ques. 97. Who has been appointed as the new President of Rockefeller Foundation replacing Judith Rodin, becoming the youngest person and the first Indian-American to lead the group ?—Rajiv Shah

Ques. 98. Which is the only Indian state in the list of 12 tourist hotspots brought out in ABTA's 'Travel Trends Report 2017’ by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) ?—Kerala

Ques. 99. Which IT consultancy firm along with Bombay Natural History Society have developed an Internet of Things-based Birds platform that identifies bird species found in India ?—Accenture

Ques. 100. What is the theme for the 44th edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair that began at Pragati Maidan in national capital ?—Manushi– Books Written on and by Women

Ques. 101. Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis unveiled the portrait of which social reformer in the general assembly hall of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) ?— Prabodhankar Thackrey

Ques. 102. Which country has launched its first freight train to London that will travel for about 18 days and more than 12,000 km before reaching its destination in Britain ?—China

Ques. 103. CEC Dr Nasim Zaidi announced the schedule of upcoming Assembly elections in five states, Which of the following is not one of them ?—Delhi

Ques. 104. Who recently launched “Digital Unlocked” a training program for Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) and startups to go digital in India in partnership with Ministry of Information and Technology and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) ?—Sundar Pichai

Ques. 105. When do we observe World Braille Day Every year across the globe to commemorate the birthday of Louis Braille ?—4th January

Ques. 106. Which company launched two new initiatives named My Business and Digital Unlocked for the small and medium businesses in India  ?—Google

Ques. 107. The 13th edition of National Ice Skating Championship 2017 is being organised in which city by the Ice Skating Association of India (ISAI) ?—Gurugram

Ques. 108. Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) imposed an anti-dumping duty on imports of which product from Bangladesh and Nepal for five years ?—Jute

Ques. 109. Reserve Bank of India(RBI) has appointed whom as its Executive Director (ED) replacing S Paliwal ?—Surekha Marandi

Ques. 110. Google dedicated its google-doodle to which renowened social reformer on her 186th birth anniversary on January 3, 2017 ?—Savitribai Phule

Ques. 111. Which organisation has recognized the year 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development ?—UN

Ques. 112. Who won the 2016 Mubadala World Tennis Championship title held at the Abu Dhabi International Tennis Complex at the Zayed Sports City ?—Rafael Nadal

Ques. 113. Bharatiya Jnanpith has conferred which Hindi writer with the 2016 Bharatiya Jnanpith Navlekhan Award  ?—Ghyansham Kumar Devansh and Shraddha

Ques. 114. Solar power producer Azure Power has commissioned 150 MW solar power project in which state , which is also its largest in North India ?—Punjab

Ques. 115. Which company received the final approval from the Reserve Bank of India to launch Paytm Payment Bank ?—Paytm

Ques. 116. India’s largest LNG importer Petronet has signed an MoU with Petrobangla  to set up liquefied natural gas import project of 7.5 million tonnes a year in Bangladesh. What is the cost of the project ?—$950 million

Ques. 117. Jovenel Moise has been elected as the President of which country winning 55.6% of the total votes casted beating Jude Celestin ?—Haiti

Ques. 118. Which state has launched a new health scheme called Arogya Raksha Scheme on January 1, 2017  to provide the medical treatment to the people of the Above Poverty Line at Rs. 1200 premium per annum ?—Andhra Pradesh

Ques. 119. Which Australian cricketer was inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame  becoming the 82nd player to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame—Arthur Morris

Ques. 120. The District Administration of which city has developed a mobile application named “ECI360” to help bring transparency and accountability regarding the elections and voting ?—Ludhiana

Ques. 121. Forbes’ list of super achievers 2017 under the age of 30 has featured how many Indian-Origin Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Leaders who made outstanding contribution towards transforming the world ?—30

Ques. 122. Which bollywood actor has been named for the 4th Yash Chopra Memorial Award ?—Shah Rukh Khan

Ques. 123. The 16th edition of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) meeting was recently held in which city to discuss issues faced by the economy ?—New Delhi

Ques. 124. Under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana, PM Modi has declared that in rural areas the number of houses being built would be increased by what per cent ?—0.33

Ques. 125. The North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) dedicated a stretch of road between Block A and Block B at Sector 15 in Rohini in New Delhi tp honour which Sikh Guru ?—Guru Gobind Singh Ji

Ques. 126. Which state Governmeng announced a new scheme to provide financial assistance of Rs. 1000 per month to poor single women in the state ?—Telangana

Ques. 127. The 2017 10-Day Event Island Tourism Festival began in which city and was inaugurated by the Governor Jagdish Mukhi ?—Andaman and Nicobar

Ques. 128. The 14th edition of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) was held in which city from January 7 to 9, 2017 on theme “Redefining Engagement with the Indian Diaspora” with Indian-origin Portugal Prime Minister, Dr. Antonio Costa as the chief guest—Bengaluru

Ques. 129. The Fourth Assam International 4-Day AgriHorticulture Show took place in which district in which farmers were trained on doubling their income, more crops per drop and agri-preneurship development ?—Guwahati

Ques. 130. Japan is building which of these Indian cities as , smart cities as announced by Ministry of Urban Development ?—Chennai, Ahmedabad and Varanasi

Ques. 131. India signed a Protocol to amend the existing Double Taxation Avoidance Convention (DTAC) with which country ?—Kazakhstan

Ques. 132. How much money would be deposited in the account of pregnant and lactating women in above 650 rural districts to meet medical expenses ?—Rs 6000

Ques. 133. Which Veteran actor passed away recently and had received an Order of the British Empire (OBE) as well as Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India.—Om Puri

Ques. 134. When we do observe Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary as ‘National Youth Day’ in January ?—42747

Ques. 135. The Prime Minister has approved for senior citizens to get a monthly fixed interest of 8% on their deposits of up to how much amount for 10 years—7.5 lakhs

Ques. 136. China launched its longest bullet train that runs 2,760-km trip between Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province and Beijing. what is the name of the train ?—Shangri-la of the World

Ques. 137. PM Modi has announced to convert how many Kisan credit card into RuPay card in the next 3 months ?—3 crore

Ques. 138. The 350th Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti was celebrated across the world on which day ?—42740

Ques. 139. With which country did India recently sign six agreements in defence cooperation?—Portugal

Ques. 140. Who is known as the father of the Portugal’s modern-day democracy?—Mario Soares

Ques. 141. According to growth projection released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), at what rate is India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth expected to grow in 2016-2017?—0.071

Ques. 142. Which colonial practice has been scrapped from the budget Session of Parliament which will to begin from 31 January 2017?—Separate Railway Budget

Ques. 143. Which bank has recently launched Suvidha prepaid card?—UCO Bank

Ques. 144. Which of the following has not been removed from the list of endangered species by US wildlife conservation agency?—Kirtland's Warbler

Ques. 145. Which part of the body has, for the first time, been identified by scientists a possible organ where Ebola virus replicates?—Lungs

Ques. 146. A 3D version of one of the strongest and light weighted material has been developed by MIT researchers. Name the material—Graphene

Ques. 147. Which Indian association has contributed in the discovery of powerful cosmic double whammy along with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory?—NCRA

Ques. 148. Name the West Bengal minister known for being the front runner to organise cooperative movement in the state who passed away recently?—Saral Deb

Ques. 149. Whom did Donald Trump name as new national intelligence director?—Dan Coats

Ques. 150. Which Indian state has launched India’s first 24*7 helpline for forests?—Maharashtra

Ques. 151. Which scheme will be launched by the government for the Indian youth seeking employment overseas ?—Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana

Ques. 152. As per the recent high court order, in which two states has the supreme court maintained the ban on cockfighting?—Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

Ques. 153. As per the recent government orders, which documents are to be obtained by all the banks and post offices by Februrary 28 as a part of its crackdown on black money?—PAN cards or Form 60

Ques. 154. Who is International Event ambassador for 14th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon?—David Rudisha

Ques. 155. Which rule will start from April 1, 2017 as per the Central Board for Direct Taxes (CBDT)?—General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR)

Ques. 156. What is the name of the indigenous heavy artillery gun tested by the Indian army at the trials of indigenous Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS)?—Dhanush

Ques. 157. Which identification document has now been made mandatory for MGNREGA work?—Aadhaar

Ques. 158. Where were the 74th Golden Globe Awards organized?—California

Ques. 159. Who inaugurated The international Kite festival started in Ahmedabad at Sabarmati River Front ?—Vijay Rupani

Ques. 160. Where was the 20th National Conference for e-Governance held?—Visakhapatnam

Ques. 161. What is the theme for this year’s National Conference for e-Governance 2016-17?—Internet of Things and e-Governance

Ques. 162. Where has the New Ginger species with medicinal properties discovered?—Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Ques. 163. Which Indian-American engineer bagged Oscar for technical achievement?—Parag Havaldar

Ques. 164. Name Former Iranian President who was a key figure in the foundation of the Islamic 
republic passed away recently?—Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Ques. 165. Who won 2017 Chennai Open title?—Roberto Bautista

Ques. 166. Which city’s mayor, in an attempt to boost its cycling infrastructure, has named 2017 as the "year of the bike"?—Paris

Ques. 167. Which country is setting up an environmental police force to tackle its hazardous air pollution?—China

Ques. 168. The air force of which country is going to add Sukhoi T50 fighter jets to its fleet in order to be a country with one of the strongest military?—Russia

Ques. 169. Which legislation has been passed by the US state of Kentucky that makes it the 27th state to pass such legislation?—Right to work

Ques. 170. Which Indian state has launched a student startup fund under which it will provide ₹200 crore in grants to startups led by students?—Gujarat

Ques. 171. Which Indian actor has been honored with an award by the US Embassy for his contribution to the US-India partnership on tuberculosis?—Amitabh Bachchan

Ques. 172. Name the last heir to the former Ottoman Empire who passed away recently?—Prince Bayezid Osman

Ques. 173. What is the only source of economy (except contributions from Roman Catholics) of The Vatican City which is the smallest country in the world?—Sale of publications and stamps

Ques. 174. Who won the Chennai Open doubles title?—Rohan Bopanna and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan

Ques. 175. Who laid the Foundation stone for new NDRF campus at Kondapavuluru village in Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh ?—Rajnath Singh

Ques. 176. Where was the world’s largest street light replacement programme unveiled by The Union Ministry of Power?—Delhi

Ques. 177. Under which company along with the Union ministry of power is the LED based Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) being implemented?—Energy Efficiency Services Limited

Ques. 178. With which of the following organizations has ISRO signed a partnership agreement in satellite launch technology?—CNES

Ques. 179. Which country successfully test-fired its first Submarine-Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM)?—Pakistan

Ques. 180. Which country has successfully launched the first commercial space mission with new Kuaizhou-1A rocket?—China

Ques. 181. Which Indian state has now become the becomes 21st state to join UDAY?—Tamil Nadu

Ques. 182. Which state government has launched India’s largest WiFi service?—Maharashtra

Ques. 183. Which state has touched a 900 mark in sex ratio for the first time in 20 years?—Haryana

Ques. 184. Which private sector bank has launched Humanoid robot IRA at its Mumbai branch?—HDFC

Ques. 185. Name the insurance company has Launched Credit Insurance Policy to Safeguard Business against the risks of non-payment for the goods or services delivered to the buyers?—HDFC ERGO

Ques. 186. Who inaugurated the Nobel Prize Series India Exhibition in Gandhinagar?—Narendra Modi

Ques. 187. When is the World Hindi Day celebrated?—42745

Ques. 188. Who won the title of the world’s best player for 2016?—Cristiano Ronaldo

Ques. 189. Which country on January 10 announced that it will build border demarcation fencing with India?—Myanmar

Ques. 190. Which is the fourth country after Russia, Britain, and China with which the US has a hotline with?—India

Ques. 191. Which state has declared itself as drought-hit and waived land tax after witnessing a shortfall of 19% and 61% rain in southwest and northeast monsoon?—Tamil Nadu

Ques. 192. Which Indian city has launched a mobile application to help people find public toilets?—
Mumbai

Ques. 193. Name the officer who has been deployed as CRPF’s first woman officer in Bastar—Usha Kiran

Ques. 194. Who has been appointed as the Group CEO of Flipkart?—Binny Bansal

Ques. 195. Which American technology company has become the first company to receive more than 8,000 US patents in one year in 2016?—IBM

Ques. 196. To which company has yahoo sold its core internet business?—Verizon

Ques. 197. To what name will Yahoo be renamed after selling its core internet business for $4.8 billion?—Altaba

Ques. 198. Which vaccine will be rolled out by The Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in the Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) in February 2017?—Measles-rubella

Ques. 199. According to a latest research by US Researchers, which organ of the human body could serve as a secondary immune organ?—Appendix

Ques. 200. Which private sector Bank has become the third lender in the country to announce usage of block chain solutions for its operations?—Axis Bank

Ques. 201. Who is the youngest 13-time gymnastics world champion to announce retirement from the sport at aged 19?—Yana Kudryavtseva

Ques. 202. Name the Indian cricketer who has been appointed as brand ambassador Gionee?—Virat Kohli

Ques. 203. Which regional Cricket Association is the first to adopt Lodha Committee reforms?—Rajasthan

Ques. 204. Which Muslim majority nation has banned the production and sale of burqas for security reasons?—Morocco

Ques. 205. Which country launched the first commercial mission using an updated version of the low cost Kuaizhou-1A rocket?—China

Ques. 206. In which city was the three-day international conference and exhibition on reinforced plastics by the Union government held?—Mumbai

Ques. 207. Who inaugurated the three-day International Conference and Exhibition on reinforced Plastics (ICERP) at Bombay Exhibition center?—Manohar Parrikar

Ques. 208. Which identification document is made mandatory by the EPFO for its 50 lakh pensioners and four crore subscribers?—Aadhar Card

Ques. 209. Where will the 21st National Youth Festival be held at?—Rohtak

Ques. 210. What is the theme of the 21st National Youth Festival?—Youth for Digital India

Ques. 211. Which state will soon launch an e-Wallet called Tokapoisa.in?—Assam

Ques. 212. Which international organization has recently released the January 2017 Global Economic Prospects report?—World Bank

Ques. 213. As per the January 2017 Global Economic Prospects report of World Bank, in 2017 the global economy will accelerate moderately to what percent?—2.7

Ques. 214. The World Bank has decelerated India's growth for 2016-17 fiscal to what per cent from its previous estimate of 7.6 percent?—7

Ques. 215. Which Indian airline company recently launched the “Fly For Sure” scheme?—Air India

Ques. 216. Where will the 47th World Economic Forum's annual meeting from January 17 to 20 be held at?—Switzerland

Ques. 217. What is the name of the the first underwater museum in Europe which was inaugurated off the coast of Lanzarote, Spain?—The Museo Atlántico

Ques. 218. Which former President who is also known for many social reforms at Germany, passed away recently is?—Roman Herzog

Ques. 219. What is the name of the veteran British war correspondent who first broke the news that World War II had started died in Hong Kong?—Clare Hollingworth

Ques. 220. As per a recent decision by the FIFA Council how many teams will compete against each other as of the 2026 edition?—48

Ques. 221. Which government agency along with the Union Government has been directed by the Supreme Court to complete auditing of NGOs and voluntary organizations and submit its report by –31 March 2017?—Council for Advancement of People's Action and Rural Technology (CAPART)

Ques. 222. Recently, which country successfully tested a swarm of 103 Perdix micro-drones?—USA

Ques. 223. Where was the micro-drone swarm, including micro-drones measuring around six inches, tested?—California

Ques. 224. Which Indian player won the 3rd Kolkata Open National Invitation Snooker Championship?—Pankaj Advani

Ques. 225. Which country has become the world's first country to officially recognize parkour as a sport?—The United Kingdom

Ques. 226. Which international player is set to make her return to competitive tennis on April 26 at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart?—Maria Sharapova

Ques. 227. Which international bank has launched voice verification for its phone banking clients to replace the current authentication process of remembering PINs or answering verification questions.—Citibank

Ques. 228. According to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, which telco become the fastest 4G service provider in India in December 2016?—Reliance Jio

Ques. 229. Which Indian filmmaker has been invited to the upcoming 47th World Economic Forum's annual meeting as a cultural leader?—Karan Johar

Ques. 230. After which Russian ambassador to Turkey did Turkey rename the street that serves the Russian Embassy?—Andrei Karlov

Ques. 231. To which country has India announced a $100 million (₹683 crore) line of credit for agricultural mechanization?—Kenya

Ques. 232. Where did Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s first international exchange India INX?—Gujarat

Ques. 233. Who received the 2017 Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award?—Pranab Mukherjee

Ques. 234. At what rank does india stands in the largest manufacturing countries in the world?—6

Ques. 235. Which two real estate portals are merging together to form the largest online realty firm?—Housing.com, PropTiger.com

Ques. 236. Against which pesticide has the supreme court directed Kerala government to release entire Rs. 500 crore compensation to over 5,000 victims in three months who have suffered from various deformities and health complications due to its use?—Endosulfan

Ques. 237. Who headed the three-judge Bench which gave the ruling that tax break given to political parties is legal as they require donations from followers to project their political ideas and represent the people?—J.S. Khehar

Ques. 238. Which Indian state has signed an MoU with Aviation Ministry for Regional Connectivity Scheme?—Telangana

Ques. 239. A large number of constituencies of which state will for first time have Urdu electoral rolls?—Uttar Pradesh

Ques. 240. New species of the endangered specie gibbon has been recently discovered in which country?—China

Ques. 241. Name the Airport which has become the first in world to adopt digital platform Arc?—
Indira Gandhi International Airport

Ques. 242. Which association has mandated on-road emission tests from 2020?—ARAI

Ques. 243. Which country has become the first country to cease FM radio broadcasting?—Norway

Ques. 244. Where was the DEFCOM 2017 held?—Vishakhapatnam

Ques. 245. Name the country which has amended its laws to provide spares support to India?—Russia

Ques. 246. Who is appointed as Snapdeal strategy head?—Jason Kothari

Ques. 247. Which airline for the first time in aviation industry has announced to reserve seats for women?—Air India

Ques. 248. Name the Nicaragua’s President who has sworn in for a third consecutive term after being the President of the Central American nation since 2007—Daniel Ortega

Ques. 249. Which former batsman has been appointed as the new West Indies Cricket director?—Jimmy Adams

Ques. 250. Which Indian state will be hosting World’s first gender literature festival?—Patna

Ques. 251. To what number has Saudi Arabia increased India's annual Haj quota from 1.36 lakh making it the biggest such expansion in last 29 years?—1.70 lakh

Ques. 252. Name the Indian state whose high court has declared triple talaq certificate issued by the chief Kazi had "no legal authority" and must instead be seen as an opinion?—Madras

Ques. 253. The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has released draft notification of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals with special respect to which animal specie?—Dogs

Ques. 254. Which Indian state has announced that the state government's new department 'Ministry of Happiness' will begin its work on January 14?—Madhya Pradesh

Ques. 255. Who among the following is not one of the four Indian-Americans to receive the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)?—Rajat Gupta

Ques. 256. Name the submarine which was recently launched at the Mazagaon Dock Limited in Mumbai?—INS Khanderi

Ques. 257. Who is appointed as the President of BMW India operations?—Vikram Pawah

Ques. 258. Name the Indian hockey player who is nominated to FIH Athletes’ Committee?—PR Sreejesh

Ques. 259. Name the digital technology company which has, in association with Sachin Tendulkar, launched 'Sachin Saga Warm Up', a batting game inspired by the former cricketer?—JetSynthesys

Ques. 260. Which ambitious river linking project has received environment, forest & tribal clearances?—Ken-Betwa

Ques. 261. Which two Indian states are a part of the KenBetwa river linking project?—Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh

Ques. 262. Which right has been called for review of provisions by NITI Aayog?—Right to life

Ques. 263. Which country has planned to ban the sale of cigarettes to anyone born after 2015?—Russia

Ques. 264. With which country has Japan signed 1 trillion yen aid package focused on infrastructure and energy over the next five years?—Philippines

Ques. 265. Whom did US President Barack Obama award with Presidential Medal of Freedom i.e. highest civilian honour in 2017?—Joe Biden

Ques. 266. Which island in Andhra Pradesh has been spotted with carcasses of Olive Ridleys turtles?—Hope Island

Ques. 267. Who is appointed as CEO of TCS who has held the position of CFO in 2013?—Rajesh Gopinathan

Ques. 268. Which Indian energy conglomerate has taken over Rajasthan’s Chhabra power plant?—NTPC

Ques. 269. Which international bank has unveiled voice biometrics authentication in India?—Citi Bank

Ques. 270. Who is the first non Parsi and only the third nonTata appointed Tata Sons Chairman?—N. Chandrasekaran

Ques. 271. What is the Industrial production growth rate of India as measured by Index of Industrial Production (IIP) in November 2016 against 1.9% in October 2016?—0.057

Ques. 272. Which Indian boxer is set to become India’s first female professional boxer?—Sarita Devi

Ques. 273. Which country has announced its intention to walk away from the G8 group?—Russia

Ques. 274. Name the famous US author and filmmaker, winner of Oscar for best adapted screenplay who passed away recently?—William Blatty

Ques. 275. Name the Union minister who chaired the 29th meeting of the Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA)?—Dr. Jitendra Singh

Ques. 276. Which country will face one-year ban from international weightlifting competitions after three of its weightlifters fail doping retests?—China

Ques. 277. What is the expected rate of unemployment in India for 2017?—0.034

Ques. 278. Which Indian state is the first to launch solarpowered boat?—Kerala

Ques. 279. Which telecom operator has become the one to launch the first payments bank in India?—Airtel

Ques. 280. With which bank has Airtel collaborated inorder to launch the first payment bank in all 29 states after first launching it in Rajasthan in November 2016?—Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd

Ques. 281. With which country has Australia signed an upgraded defence agreement after talks in Sydney on trade and regional security issues?—Japan

Ques. 282. How many Bilateral Advance Pricing Agreements have been signed by CBDT with Indian subsidiaries of Japanese companies all including rollbacks till date?—3

Ques. 283. Name the guided rocket which was successfully test fired by defence test facility on January 14?—Pinaka Mark - 2

Ques. 284. From which state was the guided rocket Pinaka Mark 2 test fired?—Odisha

Ques. 285. What is the current position of Indian national football team as per the latest FIFA rankings?—129

Ques. 286. Which is the only country in the world without an official capital?—Nauru

Ques. 287. Who is appointed as the new ambassador to US by Mexico?—Geronimo Gutierrez

Ques. 288. Name the government body which has recently launched two helpline numbers for its personnels to register their complaints anonymously.—BSF

Ques. 289. Name the Indian state whose government has renamed rainbow from ‘Ramdhenu’ to ‘Rongdhenu’—West Bengal

Ques. 290. Which country received its first new aircraft in 40 years after lifting of international sanctions in 2015?—Iran

Ques. 291. Which country is going to set up world’s highest altitude gravitational wave telescopes?—China

Ques. 292. Where is China going to set up the world’s highest altitude gravitational wave observatory?—Tibet

Ques. 293. Who was the Olympic champ to be named as the Mumbai marathon ambassador?—David Rudisha

Ques. 294. Which country has recently has directed Google and Apple to remove LinkedIn from the local Android and iOS App stores?—Russia

Ques. 295. Name the biography, which has been released on Former wrestler and coach Mahavir Singh Phogat, recently?—Akhada

Ques. 296. Who is appointed as the new CEO of Flipkart?—Kalyan Krishnamurthy

Ques. 297. Which sportswear company has decided not to renew the contract with Virat Kohli?—Adidas

Ques. 298. Fractional doses of which vaccine are being opted by South East Asian countries after being adopted by India at the first place?—IPV

Ques. 299. Addressing 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, 2017 to which cards did Prime Minister Narendra Modi urge the diaspora community to switch from their PIO cards?—OCI cards

Ques. 300. Which Indian organization is set to transform the Indian landscape where people from the Indian diaspora can contribute for building infrastructure in the country?—IDF

Ques. 301. The Computer Emergency Response Team of which country has signed an MoU with India for close cooperation and exchange of information pertaining to cyber security?—US

Ques. 302. Name the government body which has directed the Centre to test cosmetic products containing microbeads?—National Green Tribunal (NGT)

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