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1. Name the scheme recently launched by central government to provide free health check-up for women.
A. Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan
B. Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima yojana
C. Pradhan Mantri Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana
D. Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana
Answer – A – Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan – Explanation – Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan or Yojana is a new initiative of the Narendra Modi Government launched on June 9, 2016. The scheme has been launched with the objective of boosting the health care facilities for the pregnant women, especially the poor. Under the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan, the pregnant ladies will be given free health check-up and required treatment for free on 9th of every month. The scheme will be applicable for pregnant women to avail in all Government hospitals across the country.
2. The Asia’s largest man-made ‘Jungle Safari’ is located in which of the following state of India?
D. West Bengal
Answer – B – Chhattisgarh – Explanation – Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently inaugurated Asia’s largest man-made “Jungle Safari” at Naya Raipur in Chhattisgarh. It is nearly 800-acre Nandanvan Zoo and Safari. The Jungle Safari has been divided into 8 zones.The eco-friendly vehicles would take the visitors around to have the enchanting glimpses of wild-life and nature’s beauty.
3. Recently for the Conservation of which Lake Environment Ministry constitutes team?
A. Nal Sarovar
B. Manasbal Lake
C. Senchal Lake
D. Loktak Lake
Answer – D – Loktak Lake – Explanation – Anil Madhav Dave, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has constituted a five-member team for conservation and management of Loktak Lake in Manipur.
4. Identified the world’s only floating national park located at the south western part of the Loktak Lake?
A. Keibul Lamjao National Park
B. Kalesar National Park
C. Jaldapara National Park
D. Bison (Rajbari) National Park
Answer – A – Keibul Lamjao National Park – Explanation – The Keibul Lamjao National Park is a national park in the Bishnupur district of the state of Manipur in India. It is 40 km2 (15.4 sq mi) in area, the only floating park in the world, located in North East India, and an integral part of Loktak Lake.
5. Which state Chief Minister distributes 43,000 bicycles to students under ‘Sabuj Sathi‘?
B. West Bengal
C. Uttar Pradesh
Answer – B – West Bengal – Explanation – West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee distributed 43,000 bicycles to class eleventh students of state-run, aided and sponsored schools under ‘Sabuj Sathi’ at Jamboni in West Midnapore. West Bengal CM Sabuj Sathi’ is a project wherein all school-going children in West Bengal will be gifted bicycles by the Government. It was announced by Mamata Banerjee in 2015.
6. Recently India and which country agrees to enhance collaboration in energy sector?
Answer – D – Sweden – Explanation – India and Sweden have agreed to enhance collaboration in energy sector with special focus on areas such as waste-to-energy, hydropower, smart metering and solar energy. On an official visit to Sweden from November 1-3, Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines Minister Piyush Goyal had a bilateral meeting with the Swedish Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy, Ibrahim Baylan.
7. Mention the city whose climate change agreement entered into force?
Answer – C – Paris – Explanation – The Paris agreement on climate change entered into force, marking the first time that governments have agreed legally binding limits to global temperature rise.
8. Which day was observed as First World Tsunami Awareness Day?
A. 2 November
B. 3 November
C. 4 November
D. 5 November
Answer – D – 5 November – Explanation – The First World Tsunami Awareness Day was observed across the world on 5 November 2016. The theme for the year is Effective Education and Evacuation Drills. In December 2015, the United Nations General Assembly designated 5 November as World Tsunami Awareness Day.
9. Recently in which state First titanium project begins test production?
Answer – B – Odisha – Explanation – The first titanium project of India being established by Saraf Group in Ganjam district of Odisha started its test production. One of its four furnaces became functional for test run director of Saraf Titanium Industry, A. R. Mehta said this titanium plant, which is first of its kind and the only one in the country would be ready for inauguration in next few months. After inception this plant is expected to produce 36,000 tons of titanium slag and 20,000 tons of pig iron per year.
10. How many Scientists were awarded with Saudi Arabia Water Prize at UN Headquarters?
Answer – A – Eight – Explanation – Saudi Arabia has awarded eight scientists the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
11. Name the Indian origin researcher who won the German Green Talent award 2016?
A. Bishal BANIYA
B. Renaldo BELFON
C. Geraldine BRENNAN
D. Shamik Chowdhury
Answer – D – Shamik Chowdhury – Explanation – Shamik Chowdhury, a PhD student in environmental engineering from the National University of Singapore was among 25 scholars awarded for their innovative green ideas by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
12. Recently who is appointed as brand ambassador of Equitas Small Finance Bank?
A. Virat Kohli
B. R Ashwin
C. Ravindra Jadeja
D. Sachin Tendulkar
Answer – B – R. Ashwin – Explanations – Equitas Small Finance Bank, the first private sector bank from Tamil Nadu post-Independence, announced bowler Ravichandran Ashwin as its brand ambassador. Commenting on the association, MD & CEO P N Vasudevan said: “Equitas is a new age bank which seeks to provide high tech banking, where the customer enjoys the banking experience and Ashwin is a high performer who gives joy to spectators. We believe each complement the other and look forward to a long association.
13. Who was named as Indian Ambassador for Switzerland Tourism?
A. Ranveer Singh
B. Ranbir Kapoor
C. Priyanka Chopra
D. Randip Hudda
Answer – A – Ranveer Singh – Explanation – Actor Ranveer Singh has been named the first Indian ambassador for promoting 2017 Switzerland Tourism’s campaign- “Nature wants you back”. The 31-year-old Indian heartthrob, who was in a long vacation in Switzerland three months back, is excited for the new venture as he says he cannot wait to endorse the country’s virtues to everybody. “Switzerland has always been known for its serenity and its natural beauty but what surprised me were the adventures in store for me when I visited.