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Question 1: In which Indian city, the third iconic Trump Tower comprising 140 ultra-luxury apartments has been been launched at?

1. Mumbai
2. Bhagalpur
3. Kolkata
4. Ahmadabad
5. Hyderabad

Answer: 3.

Explanation:

The iconic Trump Tower comprising 140 ultra-luxury apartments has been been launched in Kolkata and its Indian developers are expecting to garner around Rs 700 crore in sales from this project. This is the third Trump Tower to be launched in India. The construction cost would be around Rs 7,000 per sq ft in this project. Realty firms Unimark Group, RDB Group and Tribeca Developers have already sold about 50 per cent units since the project was soft-launched in mid-October. The starting price is Rs 3.75 crore for a 2,500 sq ft size flat.

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Question 2: The Swedish home furnishing retailer IKEA (Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd) has planned to open its first store in which Indian city?

1. Hyderabad
2. Kolkata
3. Jaipur
4. Lucknow
5. Bhopal

Answer: 1.

Explanation:

The Swedish home furnishing retailer IKEA (Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd) launched its first experimential centre “IKEA Hej HOME”on 26th Nov 2017. IKEA has planned to open its first store in the India at Hyderabad by 2018.After the Hyderabad store, the second store will open in Mumbai during 2019, followed by Bengaluru and Delhi NCR.

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Question 3: According to the ‘World Book of Records’ (WBR), which monument has been awarded the ‘most visited place of the world’?

1. Taj Mahal
2. Great wall of China
3. Golden Temple
4. Christ the redeemer
5. Petra in Jordan

Answer: 3.

Explanation:

The Golden Temple has been awarded the ‘most visited place of the world’ by ‘World Book of Records’ (WBR), a London-based organisation that catalogues and verifies world records. General secretary of WBR India chapter, Surbhi Kaul, and president of WBR Punjab chapter, Randeep Singh Kohli, gave this award to Shriomani Gurdwara Pharbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief secretary Roop Singh and other senior officials at Teja Singh Samundari Hall, Amritsar.

Question 4: Which Indian city has got its first woman Mayor in 100 years?

1. Agra
2. Lucknow
3. Kanpur
4. Bhopal
5. Indore

Answer: 2.

Explanation:

Lucknow voters cast ballots to elect their first woman mayor in the ongoing civic body polls in Uttar Pradesh. All the parties fielded women candidates after the Lucknow mayoral seat was reserved for women. Prominent contestants out of 19 are Sayukta Bhatia (BJP), Prema Awasthi (Congress), Bulbul Godiyal (BSP), Priyanka Maheshwari (AAP).

Question 5: Which country has developed the world’s first artificial intelligence politician?

1. Canada
2. China
3. Australia
4. New Zealand
5. India

Answer: 4.

Explanation:

Scientists of New Zealand have developed the world’s first artificial intelligence politician. This virtual politician was named as SAM. It was created by Nick Gerritsen, a 49-year-old entrepreneur in New Zealand. This politician can answer a person’s queries regarding local issues such as policies around housing, education and immigration. The AI politician is constantly learning to respond to people through Facebook Messenger as well as a survey on its homepage.


Question 6: The 12th meeting of the Standing Committee of Inter-State Council (ISC) was held at?

1. Delhi
2. Mumbai
3. Pune
4. Patna
5. Srinagar

Answer:  1.

Explanation:

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired the 12th meeting of the Standing Committee of Inter-State Council (ISC), in Delhi. Rajnath Singh said that, Volumes-I & II were discussed during the eleventh meeting of the Standing Committee in April 2017 and Volumes-VI and VII will be discussed during the next meeting of the Standing Committee.

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Question 7: Totally how many backward districts were identified for rapid transformation by 2022, in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to create a “New India” over the next five years?

1. 155
2. 125
3. 115
4. 200
5. 100

Answer: 3.

Explanation:

The government said, it had identified 115 backward districts for rapid transformation by 2022, in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to create a “New India” over the next five years. Senior level government officials, at the rank of Additional Secretary and Joint Secretary, have been nominated as ‘Prabhari’ officers for each district.

Question 8: Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) – Urban scheme 2015, totally how many houses are sanctioned by the the government for the urban poor?

1. 25.50 lakh
2. 20.75 lakh
3. 15.84 lakh
4. 10.00 lakh
5. 30.76 lakh

Answer: 5.

Explanation:

Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that, the government has sanctioned 30.76 lakh houses for the urban poor since the launch of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) – Urban scheme in June 2015. Hardeep Singh Puri said that, currently, 15.65 lakh houses are at various stages of construction and about 4.13 lakh houses have been built in the last two years, at a at a national workshop on PMAY (Urban) and Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban), in New Delhi.


Question 9: Name the World’s First 3D Sanskrit Film which was Screened at 2017 IFFI Goa?

1. Arundati
2. Anurakthi
3. Balumahi
4. Aarunya
5. Aishwarya

Answer:  2.

Explanation:

The World’s first Sanskrit 3D film‘Anurakthi’ is among the main attraction in 3D category at the ongoing International Film Festival of India in Panaji in Goa. A team of 10 Sanskrit scholars worked with the filmmaker to help deliver the correct dialogues. There were also dialect coaches to the actors to perfect the language.

Question 10: Who became the first Indian man to win gold in the 16th edition of the Asian Marathon Championship, in Dongguan, China?

1. Gopi Thonakal
2. Manavjit Singh
3. Srikanth Kidambi
4. Shiva Thapa
5. Ankit Sharma

Answer: 1.

Explanation:

Gopi Thonakal became the first Indian man to win Asian Marathon Championship after he won gold in the 16th edition of the Asian Marathon Championship, in Dongguan, China. Gopi Thonakal clocked 2 hours 15 minutes and 48 seconds and won the gold. Andrey Petrov of Uzbekistan bagged the silver with a timing of 2:15:51s and Byambalev Tseveenravdan of Mongolia won bronze by clocking 2:16:14s.

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Question 11: Name the cricketer who scored 10 international hundreds in a calendar year?

1. Sachin Tendulkar
2. Mahela Jayawardene
3. Sanath Jayasuriya
4. Virat Kohli
5. MS Dhoni

Answer:  4.

Explanation:

Virat Kohli has become the first captain to score 10 international hundreds in a calendar year. On 26th November 2017, Virat Kohli struck his 19th hundred in Test as India played against Sri Lanka at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur. It was also his fifth double hundred in Test cricket. Virat Kohli reached his fourth Test hundred in 2017 in just 130 balls. He scored his 51st career hundred in international cricket.

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Question 12: Who is Om Prakash Saraf?

1. Former MLA
2. Former MP
3. Former CM
4. Former Mayor
5. Former Cabinet Member

Answer: 1.

Explanation:

Om Prakash Saraf, former MLA of Jammu Kashmir, passed away in Jammu Kashmir. Om Prakash Saraf was 95 years old. He has become the first person in Jammu Kashmir, who in his lifetime had decided to donate his body to the medical college. There was no cremation of his body. Instead, his body was handed over to the Government Medical College, Jammu. He is survived by two sons and two daughters. He founded Praja Socialist Party (PSP) in Jammu Kashmir

Question 13: Which profession does Shahrokh Hatami belongs to?

1. Journalist
2. Photographer
3. Singer
4. Dancer
5. Bike Racer

Answer: 2.

Explanation:

Famed Iranian photo-journalist Shahrokh Hatami, died from pulmonary insufficiency, in France. Shahrokh Hatam was 89 years old. He he died from pulmonary insufficiency at Auxi-le-Chateau in northern France. He began his career as a journalist for an Iranian newspaper. He has covered events as diverse, from major geopolitical events such as the 1979 Iranian Revolution to the cultural phenomenon of the Beatles in Liverpool at the start of their career in 1963.

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Question 14: The Central Government has increased the incentive rates for export of readymade garments from 2% to ______%?

1. 3%
2. 4%
3. 5%
4. 6%
5. 7%
Answer: 2.

Explanation:

Under Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS), Central Government has doubled incentive rates for export of readymade garments and made-ups to 4 percent from 2 per cent earlier. This decision has been taken to boost shipments of readymade garments and made-ups. Incentives to be paid under this initiative are estimated to be Rs 1143.15 crore for 2017-18 and Rs 685.89 crore for 2018-19. The new incentive rates will be applicable with effect from November 1, 2017 and will continue till June 30, 2018.

Question 15: Who received his fourth Golden Shoe award 2017?

1. Tom Brady
2. Lionel Messi
3. Carson Wentz
4. Cristiano Ronaldo
5. Luis Suarez

Answer: 2.

Explanation:

Lionel Messi received his fourth Golden Shoe award for leading all of Europe’s leagues in scoring last season, in Barcelona. Messi was presented with the trophy by teammate Luis Suarez, who won the award in 2015-16. Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets also attended the ceremony in Barcelona. Messi, Ronaldo, and Suarez have shared the prize for the past nine years. The Golden Shoe is awarded by European Sports Media, an association of European sports newspaper and magazines.


Question 16: Who is the newly appointed DGP of Andhra Pradesh?

1. Sambasiva Rao
2. R Sreelekha
3. J V Ramudu
4. Kanchan Chaudry
5. Rohit Reddy

Answer: 1.

Explanation:

The Andhra Pradesh government appointed 1984-batch IPS officer N Sambasiva Rao as Andhra Pradesh DGP (Director General of Police). N Sambasiva Rao has been holding the DGPs post as “full additional charge” since July 23, 2016, while his actual position was DGP (Coordination). Chief Secretary Dinesh Kumar issued a one-line government order transferring and posting Sambasiva Rao as the DGP with immediate effect. The order did not specify whether Rao will hold the post for two years or till December 31.

Question 17: Who was sworn in as a Judge of the Madras High Court by Chief Justice Indira Banerjee?

1. Justice Manjulla Chellur
2. Justice Rakesh Tiwari
3. Justice Radhakrishnan
4. Justice Satrughana Pujahari
5. Justice Dilip Babasaheb

Answer: 4.

Explanation:

Justice Satrughana Pujahari was sworn in as a Judge of the Madras High Court by Chief Justice Indira Banerjee. Justice Satrughana Pujahari had been transferred from the High Court of Orissa to the Madras High Court by a notification dated November 14, 2017. Satrughana Pujahari was born on September 24, 1960, at Subalaya, Sonepur, in Odisha. He completed his LLB from Lal Lajpat Ray Law College in Sambalpur in 1986.


Question 18: Which country successfully launched remote sensing satellites for conducting electromagnetic probes and other experiments?

1. Russia
2. China
3. Japan
4. USA
5. India

Answer: 2.

Explanation:

China successfully launched remote sensing satellites for conducting electromagnetic probes and other experiments. These Satellites were launched on a Long March-2C rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwestern Sichuan. However, number of satellites launched has not been specified. Just few days ago, China had launched three remote sensing satellites to improve observation capability to promote commercial use for the remote sensing industry.

Question 19: The Constitution Day is also celebrated as _______?

1. National Law Day
2. Samvidhan Divas
3. National Preamble Day
4. 1&2
5. 2&3

Answer: 4.

Explanation:

On 26th November 2017, Constitution Day was celebrated all over India. Constitution Day also known as Samvidhan Divas, is celebrated in India on 26 November every year to commemorate the adoption of Constitution of India. It is also celebrated as the National Law Day. On 26th November 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India. It came into effect on 26 January 1950, which is celebrated as the Republic Day to mark the anniversary of occasion.

Question 20: Name the Indian Ambassador who was named as India’s envoy in Washington?

1. Mohan Kumar
2. Alok Kumar Sinha
3. Venkatesh Varma
4. Navtej Sarna
5. Arun Kumar Singh

Answer: 4.

Explanation:

The term of India’s Ambassador to the United States Navtej Sarna which was ending this month is understood to have been extended by a year. Sarna, a 1980 batch Indian Foreign Service officer, was scheduled to retire at the end of the month after a successful tenure which witnessed travel by PM Narendra Modi to White House this June to meet President Donald Trump within six months of his presidency. Sarna was named India’s envoy in Washington in September 2016 after as Indian High Commissioner to Britain for eight months.

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