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1. Who won the India Open women's singles badminton title at the Siri Fort Stadium in New Delhi on April 2, 2017?
1) Carolina Marin
2) Saina Nehwal
3) Sung Ji Hyun
4) P.V. Sindhu
5) Minatsu Mitani
2. Najib Razak visited India in April 2017. He is the Prime Minister of?
1) Indonesia
2) Malaysia
3) Oman
4) Iran
5) Iraq
3. Who won the prestigious 2017 Abel Prize?
1) John Nash
2) Louis Nirenberg
3) Yves Meyer
4) Andrew Wiles
5) None of these
4. Who assumed office as the President of Bulgaria on January 22, 2017?
1) Iliana Iotova
2) Boyko Borisov
3) Tsetska Tsacheva
4) Rumen Radev
5) Rosen Plevneliev
5. Kristalina Georgieva assumed office as the Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank on January 2, 2017. She belongs to?
1) Georgia
2) Czech Republic
3) Slovakia
4) Slovenia
5) Bulgaria
6. In which of the following countries a married couple has occupied the two highest seats of power,
the President and the Vice President?
1) Costa Rica
2) Brazil
3) Nicaragua
4) Panama
5) Honduras
7. The COP 22 to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in November 2016 in?
1) Paris, France
2) Lima, Peru
3) Doha, Qatar
4) Marrakech, Morocco
5) Sydney, Australia
8. Which of the following countries has withdrawn from the International Criminal Court (ICC) in November 2016?
1) USA
2) Canada
3) Spain
4) Russia
5) China
9. Which of the following is the largest-ever warship to be built in India?
1) INS Kolkata
2) INS Kochi
3) INS Chennai
4) INS Viraat
5) INS Vikramaditya
10. At which of the following rates do the banks borrow funds from the Reserve Bank of India?
1) Base rate
2) Repo rate
3) Exchange rate
4) Reverse repo rate
5) None of these
11. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) on November 3, 2016 in?
1) New Delhi
2) Panaji
3) Hyderabad
4) Mumbai
5) Chennai
12. Narinder Batra is the first Indian to be elected the President of?
1) IOC
2) FIH
3) FIDE
4) FIFA
5) IAAF
13. Who became the first person from China to be elected as the President of the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) in November 2016?
1) Jin Liqun
2) Li Keqiang
3) Meng Hongwei
4) Lin Dan
5) None of these
14. Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award for 2016 was conferred on which of the following authors?
1) Chetan Bhagat
2) Kiran Desai
3) Anitha Desai
4) Amitav Ghosh
5) None of these
15. Who was appointed a brand ambassador for Swachh Rail Mission of Indian Railways in November 2016?
1) Bindeshwar Pathak
2) Amitabh Bachchan
3) Sachin Tendulkar
4) Kunwar Bai
5) Vidya Balan
16. The Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award is given every two years by?
1) Canada
2) Norway
3) Denmark
4) Germany
5) France
17. Which of the following organizations gives Sakharov Prize for Human Rights annually?
1) World Bank
2) European Parliament
3) Asian Development Bank
4) World Economic Forum
5) None of these
18. Leonard Cohen passed away on November 7, 2016. He was a singer, songwriter, poet, novelist and painter from?
1) USA
2) France
3) Mexico
4) Canada
5) None of these
19. Mangat Ram Sharma passed away in November 2016. He was the former Deputy Chief Minister of?
1) Uttarakhand
2) Uttar Pradesh
3) Jammu & Kashmir
4) Odisha
5) Himachal Pradesh
20. Shashikala Kakodkar passed away on October 28, 2016. She was the first woman Chief Minister of?
1) Maharashtra
2) Goa
3) Gujarat
4) Rajasthan
5) Odisha
21. Who was elected the President of Lebanon on October 31, 2016?
1) Tamman Salam
2) Michel Aoun
3) Amine Gemayel
4) Elias Hrawi
5) Selim Hoss
22. Igor Dodon became the President of which of the following countries on December 23, 2016?
1) Ukraine
2) Moldova
3) Romania
4) Latvia
5) Lithuania
23. Which former cricketer was named the "Stroke Ambassador for India"?
1) Kapil Dev
2) Dilip Vengsarkar
3) Sunil Gavaskar
4) Mohinder Amarnath
5) K. Srikanth
24. The 10th World Stroke Congress (WSC) was held in October 2016 in?
1) Bangalore
2) Mumbai
3) New Delhi
4) Hyderabad
5) Kolkata
25. Who was elected the new President of the World Squash Federation (WSF) in November 2016?
1) Jacques Fontaine
2) Pablo Serna
3) Gar Holohan
4) Sarah Fitz-Gerald
5) None of these
26. World Squash Federation (WSF) has its headquarters in?
1) Hastings, England
2) Glasgow, Scotland
3) Zurich, Switzerland
4) Frankfurt, Germany
5) Incheon, South Korea
27. Identify the mismatched pair. BOOK AUTHOR
1) Democrats Ramachandra Guha and Dissenters
2) Second-Hand Svetlana Alexievich Time
3) Selection Day Amitav Ghosh
4) One Indian Girl Chetan Bhagat
5) Satanic Verses Salman Rushdie
28. The joint military exercise between India and Nepal is called?
1) Konkan
2) Varuna
3) Garuda
4) Surya Kiran
5) Indradhanush
29. SIMBEX is a maritime bilateral exercise conducted by India and?
1) South Africa
2) South Korea
3) Singapore
4) Sudan
5) Slovakia
30. Which country won the Fed Cup women's tennis tournament in November 2016?
1) Czech Republic
2) France
3) USA
4) Croatia
5) Germany
31. Who won the WTA Elite Singles Trophy in Zhuhai, China in November 2016?
1) Petra Kvitova
2) Elina Svitolina
3) Venus Williams
4) Serena Williams
5) Dominika Cibulkova
32. Federico Delbonis is a professional tennis player from?
1) Spain
2) Argentina
3) Chile
4) Portugal
5) Germany
33. India defeated which of the following countries to win the women's Asian Champions Trophy
hockey tournament in Singapore in November 2016?
1) Pakistan
2) South Korea
3) China
4) Japan
5) Indonesia
34. Who won the China Open badminton super series tournament on November 20, 2016?
1) Sun Yu
2) Saina Nehwal
3) Tai Tzu Ying
4) P.V. Sindhu
5) None of these
35. Who was elected New Zealand Cricket's first female President in November 2016?
1) Ingrid Cronin-Knight
2) Karen Plummer
3) Suzie Bates
4) Sarah Illingworth
5) Debbie Hockley
36. Index of Industrial Production (IIP) is released by the?
1) FICCI
2) CII
3) CSO
4) ASSOCHAM
5) RBI
37. What does the letter 'M' denote in the banking term MCLR?
1) Multiple
2) Marginal
3) Medium
4) Minimum
5) Maximum
38. The 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) was held in November 2016 in?
1) Telangana
2) Andhra Pradesh
3) Maharashtra
4) Goa
5) Karnataka
39. Im Kwon-Taek was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 47th IFFI. He is a filmmaker from?
1) Vietnam
2) Philippines
3) South Korea
4) Japan
5) China
40. Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a proposed free trade agreement between ASEAN members and other?
1) Three countries
2) Four countries
3) Five countries
4) Six countries
5) None of these
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