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                 1.     Sonepur cattle fair observed in Saran district of Bihar. The fair is considered as Asia’s largest fair. Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi inaugurated the fair. The Sonepur fair majorly attracts cattle traders from all over Asia. It is known for the sale of which animal?
a)   Horse     b)   Elephant    c)    Camel     d)   Goat
2.     1st Heli Expo India and International Civil Helicopter Conclave-2017 held in which place of India?
a)   Bengaluru     b)   New Delhi     c)   Chennai     d)   Hyderabad
3.     Consider the following statements:
                           I.          Balijatra, the biggest trade fair in Odisha literally means “A Voyage to Bali”.
                         II.          The fair began from the full moon day of the month Margashira every year as a reminder of Odisha’s rich maritime past.
                       III.          This festival is held in Cuttack at Gadagadia Ghat of the Mahanadi river to mark the day when ancient Odisha mariners set to sail to Bali, Java, Sumatra, Borneo in Indonesia and Sri Lanka.
Which of the above statements is/are true?
a)   Only I      b)   Only II and III     c)   Only I and III     d)   All of these
4.     Aiming to host foreign armies in joint exercises, the Indian Army launched an independent and fully-integrated Joint Training Node (JTN) at Umroi cantonment in which north-eastern state?
a)   Arunachal Pradesh     b)   Meghalaya    c)   Nagaland     d)   Mizoram
5.     Who was named ambassador of the AIBA Women’s Youth World Championships?
a)   Anu Bhatia     b)   Mary Kom    c)   Anju George     d)   Shakshi Tanwar
6.     Who became the first woman mayor of Gurgaon recently?
a)   Madhu Azad     b)   Sunita Yadav    c)   Pramila Kablena     d)   None of these
7.     Consider the following statements:
                           I.          An indigenously developed light weight ‘Glide’ bomb has been successfully tested in Chandipur in Odisha.
                         II.          The guided bomb SAAW released from the aircraft and guided through precision navigation system. It reached the targets as greater than 70 km range, with high accuracies.
                       III.          A total of three tests with “different release conditions” and ranges were conducted and were all successful.
Which of the above statements is/are true?
a)   Only I     b)   Only II and III     c)   Only I and III    d)   All of these     
8.     Which country won the women’s Asia Cup hockey title at Kakamigahara Japan?
a)  India     b)   China    c)   Japan     d)   South Korea 
9.     Who clinched the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open recently?
a)   Aditi Ashok     b)   Cheyenne Woods     c)   Georgia Hall     d)   Camilla Lennarth
10.  Who won a bronze medal each at the prestigious 2017 Challenge Belgium Open Table Tennis tournament in the men’s doubles category at De Haan, Belgium.
a)   Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan    
b)   Patrick Franziska and Ricardo Walther
c)   Sanil Shetty and Ricardo Walther     
d)   None of these
11.  Who emerged victories in the Elite Mens events at the Cyclothon recently?
a)   Satbir Singh     b)   T Manorama     c)   Farhan Akhtar    d)   None of these
12.  Who has become the first woman to be appointed as senior Deputy Director General, Tamil Nadu, Telecom Enforcement Resource Monitoring, Department of Telecommunications?
a)   N. Poonguzhali      b)  T. Manorama       c)   T. Poonguzhali
d)   N. Manorama
13.  Consider the following statements:
                            I.          The Five-day Coastal Security Exercise ‘Sagar Kavach’ held recently.
                          II.          The exercise conducted to provide seamless seaward cover along the Goa Coast jointly by all security agencies from coastal belt area line to the limit of territorial water i.e. 12 nautical miles.
                        III.          This exercise provides all stakeholders and opportunity to fine tune standard operating procedure and test new operation concepts for coastal secutiry.
Which of the above statements is/are true?
a) Only I     b)   Only II and III     c)   Only I and III     d)   All of these
14.  Consider the following statements:
                           I.          An ‘AI’ (Artificial Intelligence) character was made an official resident of a busy central Tokyo district.
                         II.          The virtual newcomer resembled a chatty seven-year old boy.
                       III.          The boy named “Shibuya Mirai” does not exist physically, but he can have text conversations with humans on the widely used LINE messaging app.
Which of the above statements is/are true?
a)   Only I      b)   Only II and III     c)   Only I and III     d)   All of these
15.  Which country has unveiled ‘Tian Kun Hao’, the ‘magic island maker’, a massive ship described as Asia’s largest dredging vessel?
a)   Japan     b)   Thailand     c)   China    d)   Bangkok
16.  Consider the following statements:
                           I.          China launched two BeiDou-3 satellites into space via a single carrier rocket to support its global navigation and positioning network.
                         II.          The satellites were aboard a Long March-3B carrier rocket which took off from Xichang Staellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan.
Which of the above statements is/are true?
a)   Only I     b)   Only II      c)    Both of these
d)   None of these
17.  Recently a Typhoon barrelled into Vietnam and made landfall causing devastation. What was its name?
a)   Damrey     b)   Nilofer    c)   Tsunami    d)   Hudhud
18.  Some commodities have been granted Geographical Indication (GI) this fiscal year by the Indian patent office. Choose them.
a)   Banganapalle mangoes of Andhra Pradesh.
b)   Tulapanji rice of West Bengal
c)   Darjeeling Tea
d)   All of these
19.  Who clinched his first Asian Tour title by bagging the Panasonic Open by three strokes at the Delhi Gold Club?
a)   Shiv Kapur     b)   Anirban lahiri     c)   Jyoti randhwa     d)   Arjun Atwal
20.  Dishes of Hyderabad have made their way into India postage, as the Department of Post issued stamps on them. Choose them.
a)   Biryani     b)   Baghare baingan     c)   Seviyan    d)   All of these
21.  The Indian Railways has launched the main arch of the worlds highest bridge on which River in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district?
a)   Jhelum     b)    Ravi     c)   Saraswati    d)   Chenab
22.  Who is the most recent member of International Solar Alliance?
a)   Bangkok    b)   Madagascar     c)   Guinea     d)   None of these
23.  Consider the following statements:
                            I.          Nepal inaugurated a bridge on th Kaligandaki river at Jomsom area in Mustang district near China border.
                          II.          The bridge not only provides direct motorable connectivity to people of Mustang but also benefits thousands of tourists and pilgrims visiting the famous Muktinath temple and upper Mustang for trekking.

Which of the above statements is/are false?
a)   Only I     b)   Only II     c)   Both of these     d)   None of these
24.  Consider the following statements:
                           I.          Japan’s parliament formally extended a law banning disrespect of the national anthem to cover Hong Kong.
                         II.          With this, the National Anthem Law, which went into effect on October 1, 2017 has now been included in an annex of Hong Kongs Basic Law or mini constitution.
                       III.          This move undermined the Chinese-ruled city’s autonomy and freedoms.
Which of the above statements is/are true?
a)   Only I     b)   II and III     c)   I and III     d)   All of these
25.  Army personnel of India and which country took part in the 7th edition of the joint training exercise named ‘Sampriti-7’ at India’s Jungle Warfare School in Vairengte, Mizoram and at the joint Training Node in Umroi, Meghalaya?
a)   China     b)   Myanmar     c)   Bangladesh     d)   None of these
26.  Which institution opened its campus to an Isreal Centre and the centre was inaugurated by the Ambassador of Israel to India, Daniel Carmon?
a)   IIS      b)    IIMB      c)    IITB     d)    IITD
27.  The Nobel Memorial Wall was inaugurated at which Metro station of delhi?
a)   Central Secretariat     b)   Rajiv Chowk     c)   ITO     d)   Hauz Khas
28.  Tata Steel has commissioned its largest Coke Dry Quenching (CDO) facility with a capacity of 200 tonnes per hour, at its greenfieldsteel plant in which place?
a)   Kalinganagar     b)   Jajpur    c)   Odisha      d)   All of these
29.  Consider the following statements :
                            I.          The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)’s muti-wavelength space observatory ‘AstroSat’ has accomplished the extremely strenuous job of X-ray polarisation.
                          II.          A team of Indian astronomers has documented the results of the study and measured the variations of polarisation as this highly-magnetised neutron star spins around 30 times/second.
Which of the above statements is/are true?
a)   Only I      b)   Only II     c)   Both of these       d)   None of these
30.  Consider the following statements:
                           I.          India conducted a flight test of its indigenously designed and developed long rang sub-sonic cruise missile Nirbhay.
                         II.          The state-of-the-art sleek cruise missile took off from the launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur along the Odisha coast.

Which of the above statements is/are false?
a)   Only I    b)   Only II      c)   Both of these    d)   None of these
31.  What was unveiled as the official mascot for 2017 AIBA Youth Women’s World Boxing Championship?
a)   One-horned rhino     b)   Bengal tiger     c)   Gujarat lion    d)   None of these
32.  What was unveiled as the official logo for 2017 AIBA Youth Women’s World Boxing Championship?
a) Gamosa     b)   Samosa    c)  Khurasa     d)   Peerasa
33.  What was unveiled as the official anthem for 2017 AIBA Youth Women’s World Boxing Championship?
a)   Make some noise      b)   Do some noise     c)   Have some noise 
d)   Create some noise
34.  Who won a gold in the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions event at Commonwealth Shooting Championships 2017?
a)  Satyendra Singh      b)   Sanjeev Rajput    c)   Amanpreet Singh    d)   Gagan Narang
35.  Who won Gold Medal in women’s 10m Air Pistol event at Commonwealth Shooting Championships 2017?
a)   Pooja Ghatkar      b)   Heena Sidhu    c)  Anjum moudgil     d)   Shreyasi Singh
36.  Who designated as Finance Secretary recently?
a)   Hasmukh Adhia     b)   Swapni Suresh Kusale     c)   Neeraj Kumar
d)   Anjum Moudgil
37.  Which Indian short film has won the Best Short Film Award at the South Asian Film Festival of Montreal?
a)   The School Bag    b)   The School Gate     c)   The School Road
d)   None of these
38.  Consider the following statements:
                           I.          Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar inaugurated a two-day National Workshop ‘Chintan Shivir’ in New Delhi.
                         II.          The workshop was organized by Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development.
                       III.          The main aim of the workshop is to provide holistic education relevant for 21st century India and to bring together key stakeholders from various NGOs, private sector and individuals to deliberate on key themes in the education sector.
Which of the above statements is/are true?
a)   Only I     b)   Only II and III     c)   Only I and III     d)    All of these
39.  The Kerala government launched a new scheme for school students in the state to ensure ‘menstrual hygiene’ among girls. What was that?
a)   Think pad     b)   Cool Pad      c)   She Pad    d)   He Pad
40.  The Bank of China formally launched its operations in Pakistan. It opened its first branch in Pakistan’s
a)   Karachi    b)   Lahore    c)   Punjab     d)   Musalabad
41.  The European Union Election observation Mission was officially launched to monitor the general and provincial polls in which country?
a)   Myanmar    b)   Bangladesh   c)   Sri Lanka    d)   Nepal    
42.  Independent workplace provider, WorkoLab unveiled its first co-working space in which are of India?
a)   Gurugram    b)   Pusa Road   c)   Both of these   d)   None of these
43.  Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi launched an online portal for registering complaint related to sexual harassment in non-government and government organisations. What is the name of that portal?
a)  SHe-box     b)   Cool-box    c)   Think-box     d)   None of these
44.  Which social media giant has confirmed that it is doubling its well-known character count for good?
a)   Facebook      b)   Twitter     c)   Instagram     d)   Pinineterest
45.  Consider the following statements:
                           I.          A new study has revealed that the most ancient spiral galaxy in the universe which believed to be existed 100 billion years ago discovered.
                         II.          The study has been published in the Astrophysical Journal.
                       III.          The researchers used a powerful technique that combines gravitational lensing with the Near-infrared Integral Field Spectrograph (NIFS) on the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii to verify the vintage and spiral nature of the galaxy.

Which of the above statements is/are true?
a)   Only I      b)   II and III     c)   I and III     d)   All of these
46.  Consider the following statements:
                           I.          Researchers have discovered a new species of ant at Western Ghats.
                         II.          The new species of ant found in the Poona Tiger Reserve.
                       III.          The research was undertaken by Kalesh Sadasivan and Manoj Kripakaran, members of the non-governmental organisation Travancore Natural History Society’s Ant Research Group.

Which of the above statements is/are true?
a)   Only I     b)   Only II and III     c)   Only I and III     d)   All of these
47.  Who became the first man to take two hat-tricks in the same first-class game in Australia recently?
a)    Mitcheli Star     b)   Jono Wells     c)   Jason Behrendorff     d)   David Moody
48.  Who clinched a gold medal in the Light Flyweight category of Asian Boxing Championships in Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam?
a)   Kim Hyand Mi     b)   Marry Kom    c)   Shakshi Tanwar    d)   None of these
49.  A new passenger train service, Bandhan Express was flagged-off recently. Who is/are involved in the flagging off?
a)   Narendra Modi    b)   Sheikh Hasina     c)   Mamata Banerjee
d)   All of the above
50.  Consider the following statements:
                              I.          Under the Prevention of Money-laundering  (Maintenance of Records) Second Amendment Rules, 2017, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) said about linking insurance policies with Aadhaar.
                            II.          In that gazette, Union government made Aadhaar and PAN/form 60 mandatory for availing financial sevices including insurance and also for linking the existing policies with the same.
                          III.          So, this norm of linking Aadhaar number to insurance policies will apply to both new customers as well as existing policy holders.
Which of the above statements is/are true?
a)   Only I     b)   II and III     c)   I and III    d)   All of these

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