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1. Who launches National SC/ST hub and Zero Defect – Zero Effect scheme in Ludhiana Punjab?
A. Rajnath Singh
B. Menka Gandhi
C. Narendra Modi
D. Rahul Gandhi
Answer:- C – PM Narendra Modi – Explanation – For the welfare of SC/ST entrepreneurs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched national SC/ST (Schedule Castes/Schedule Tribes) hub in Ludhiana. He also launched the Zero Defect, Zero Effect (ZED) scheme for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).Besides, he also gave away national awards to MSME entrepreneurs. He distributed 500 spinning wheels (spinning wheels) to women of weaker sections of Punjab to make them able to earn their livelihood.
2. The three day GST council meet was headed by whom?
A. Arun Jaitley
B. Venkaiah Naidu
C. Nitin Gadkari
D. DV Sadananda Gowda
Answer:- A – Arun Jaitley – Explanation – The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on 18 October 2016 reached a consensus on the way the states would be compensated for any loss of revenue after implementation of the new indirect tax regime, GST from 1 April 2017.During the meet, the GST Council also discussed the possible GST rates, including a four-slab structure of 6, 12, 18 and 26 with lower rates for essential items and highest band for luxury goods. The three-day GST council meet was headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and included representatives from all states. On the first day of meet, the council discussed five alternatives of GST rate structure but no decision was taken on the same. The discussions would continue on the second say of the meet.
3. What may affect biological age of children?
A. Maternal obesity
B. Sexually transmitted infections or diseases
C. Lack of adequate supervision, nutrition or shelter
D. Poor hygiene
Answer:- A – Maternal obesity – Explanation – A new study suggests that higher Body Mass Index (BMI) in women before pregnancy can lead to shorter telomere length, a biomarker for biological age, in their newborns.The study was conducted by the researchers at Hasselt University in Belgium. The study was published in the journal BMC Medicine.
4. On whose birthday Rashtriya Ekta Divas is observed in India Every year?
A. Raja Ram Mohan Roy
B. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
C. Lal Bahadur Sashtri
D. Lala Lajpat Rai
Answer:- B – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel – Explanation – Having commissioned a 182-metre tall Statue of Unity in his memory and declared Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s birth anniversary – October 31– as Rashtriya Ekta Divas, the Modi government is set to take its commemoration of the former Congressman to yet another level. The Centre has decided that one day is not sufficient to honour the first deputy prime minister of independent India. The country will commemorate Sardar Patel for a whole week this year.
5. How many countries are participating in Pakistan military exercises?
Answer:- B – 16 – Explanation – Sixteen countries are slated to participate in the 5th Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency System military exercises began on October 18, 2016 in LahoreThe countries will take part in the six-day drills aimed at enhancing physical and military capabilities of troops. Sixteen Countries are Nepal, United Kingdom, Kazakhstan, China, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Maldives, Bahrain, Australia, USA, Turkey, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Turkey and Pakistan.
6. Recently UNESCO urges which country to scrap Sundarbans plant?
Answer:- A – Bangladesh – Explanation – The United Nations has urged Bangladesh to halt construction of a huge coal-fired power plant near the Sundarbans, warning of a serious threat to the delicate ecosystem of the world’s largest mangrove forest.
7. What amount Sajjan Jindal’s JSW Group will invest in West Bengal in next three years?
A. Rs 3400 crore
B. Rs 2400 crore
C. Rs 4400 crore
D. Rs 1400 crore
Answer:- A – Rs 3400 crore – Explanation – Sajjan Jindal’s JSW Group will invest Rs 3400 crore in the state in next three years. Mr Jindal who met West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee this afternoon, said the investment will go into expanding its upcoming cement plant at Salboni, a captive power plant and a steel processing unit. The group has also started work on its first decorative paints factory due to come up at Salboni.
8. Which pharmaceutical company signed deals to set up first biosimilars units in South Africa?
A. Reddy’s Laboratories
C. Aurobindo Pharma
D. Cadila Healthcare
Answer:- B – Cipla – Explanation – Indian pharmaceutical major Cipla has signed a memorandum of agreement for South Africa’s first biosimilars manufacturing facility to be set up at a cost of nearly $91 million.
9. Who receive the 2017 Chaplin Award?
A. Robert De Niro
B. Catherine Deneuve
C. Sidney Poitier
D Michael Douglas
Answer:- A – Robert De Niro – Explanation:- Robert De Niro to award with 44th annual Chaplin Award at the annual Chaplin Award Robert De Niro To Receive 2017 Chaplin Awardgala announced by The Film Society of Lincoln Center .
10. Who is elected as a new President of North Zone of Urology Society of India?
A. S P Yadav
B. K P Yadav
C. M P Yadav
D. S N Yadav
Answer:- A – S P Yadav – Explanation – S P Yadav on 18 October 2016 was elected the new President of the North Zone of Urology Society of India (NZUSI). His tenure would begin from October 2017 for a period of one year.The announcement was made at the conclusion of a three-day annual conference held under the auspices of the Agra Urology Association from 16 October to 18 October 2016.
11. Name the 3 independent directors recently appoints by the Tata Power.
A. Sanjana Bansal, Disha Padalkar and Sanju Bhandarka
B. Anjali Bansal, Vibha Padalkar and Sanjay Bhandarka
C. Ritu Bansal, Minu Padalkar and Suraj Bhandarka
D. Pushpa Bansal, Kaberi Padalkar and Satyam Bhandarka
Answer:- B – Anjali Bansal, Vibha Padalkar and Sanjay Bhandarka – Explanation – Tata Power has appointed three independent directors – Anjali Bansal, Vibha Padalkar and Sanjay Bhandarkar – on the its board with effect from October 14, 2016. The appointments are in terms of Regulation 30 of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015.
12. Who is appointed as member of IOC’s Athletes’ Commission?
A. Saina Nehwal
B. Dipa Karmakar
C. Sakshi Mallik
D. Irom Sharmila
Answer:- A – Saina Nehwal – Explanation – Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal received a rare honour for an Indian sport sperson today with her appointment as a member of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Athletes’ Commission. Saina Nehwal has received a letter to the effect from the IOC President informing her of the appointment. The Commission is chaired by Angela Ruggiero and comprises nine vice presidents and 10 other members.
13. Which cricket ground will host first ever test match after nominated 120th test match venue in World?
A. Rajkot’s Saurashtra Cricket Association ground
B. Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground
C. Gandhi Sports Complex Ground
D. Gymkhana Ground
Answer:- A – Rajkot’s Saurashtra Cricket Association ground – Explanation – All though many One Day International matches have been played at the Rajkot’s Saurashtra Cricket Association ground but now it is ready to host a test match. Earlier this year, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had recognized it as a test centre and now it will be hosting its first ever test match match on November 9 between India and England.
14. India beat which team to enter into the Kabaddi World Cup semis?
Answer:- B – England – Explanation – India produced a scintillating performance to thrash England 69-18 in their last Group B encounter and seal their berth for the Kabaddi World Cup semi-finals at the TransStadia here. Star raider Pardeep Narwal scored 13 points while Ajay Thakur scored 11 points as India made full use of their squad depth to notch a comfortable win and end their group campaign on a high.