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GK Questions 24th October 2017 PJH


Question 1: The first-ever International tri services joint exercise “INDRA – 2017” has started between which of the following countries?

1.    India and Russia
2.    India and Japan
3.    India and South Korea
4.    India and Thailand

Answer: 1

Explanation:

The first-ever International tri services joint exercise “INDRA – 2017” has started between Indian and Russian Armed Forces at the 249th Combined Army Range Sergiyevisky and in the Sea of Japan near Vladivostok port from October 19, 2017. The 11-day exercise will serve towards strengthening mutual confidence and interoperability as well as sharing of the best practices between the armed forces of both the countries.

Question 2: Who has been appointed as the new chairman of World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)?

1.    Masami Yamamoto
2.    Sunny Verghese
3.    Amanda Sourry
4.    Bruno Lafont

Answer: 2


Explanation:

Sunny Verghese, co-founder and Group CEO of Singapore-based Olam International, has been appointed as the new chairman of World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Verghese is the first ever Asian CEO to be appointed as Chair in the organisation’s 25 years of history. His term will begin on January 1, 2018 for a duration of two years and will succeed Paul Polman, whose term ends on 31 December 2017.

Question 3: Prof. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber has won the 2017 Blue Planet Prize. He hails from which country?

1.    France
2.    United States
3.    Germany
4.    Japan

Answer: 3

Explanation:

Prof Hans Joachim Schellnhuber from Germany has won the 2017 Blue Planet Prize for establishing a new field of science ‘Earth System Analysis’ and introducing most influential concepts including the notion of tipping elements in the climate system in Tokyo. He is Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). Beside him, Prof. Gretchen C. Daily (from USA) has also won the award for her work promoting practical conservation by revealing the value of nature.

Question 4: Which Indian-American personality has won the 2017 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge?

1.    Mrinali Kesavadas
2.    Rohit Mital
3.    Deepika Kurup
4.    Gitanjali Rao

Answer: 4

Explanation:

Indian-American Gitanjali Rao has won the 2017 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her prototype water lead contamination detector ‘Tethys’. The sensor-based device detects the quality of water and shares the results to a mobile application via bluetooth. The aim of the competition, open to citizens of the US who are enrolled from Class 5 to 8, is to identify a solution to an everyday problem that directly impacts either the contestant or the global population. The winner of the competition is awarded $25,000 along with the title of ‘America’s Top Young Scientist 2017’.


Question 5: As per RBI’s revised guidelines on interest subvention scheme, banks will provide funds to women SHGs in rural areas at how much percentage under DAY-NRLM for FY18?

1.    7.0%
2.    7.1%
3.    6.5%
4.    6.9%

Answer: 1

Explanation:

According to Reserve Bank of India (RBI)’s revised guidelines on interest subvention scheme, banks will provide funds to women Self Help Groups (SHGs) in rural areas at 7% under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) in the current fiscal FY18. These guidelines will be implemented in 21 Public Sector Banks (PSBs) and 19 private banks. All women SHGs will be eligible for interest subvention on credit upto Rs 3 lakh at 7% per annum. Banks will be subvented to the extent of difference between the Weighted Average Interest Charged and 7% subject to the maximum limit of 5.5% for the year 2017-18.


Question 6: Which country to host 4th ADMM (ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting)-Plus meeting 2017?

1.    Malaysia
2.    Philippines
3.    Singapore
4.    Indonesia

Answer: 2

Explanation:

The 4th ADMM (ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting)-Plus meeting will be held in Philippines from October 23, 2017 to deliberate extensively on the situation in Afghanistan and Syria besides China’s growing military presence in the disputed South China Sea. The ADMM-Plus is a platform for ASEAN and its eight dialogue partners to strengthen security and defence cooperation for peace, stability, and development in the region.


Question 7: Roy Dotrice, the veteran actor passed away. He hailed from which country?

1.    Malaysia
2.    Laos
3.    Vietnam
4.    England

Answer: 4

Explanation:

Roy Dotrice (94), a veteran British actor, has passed away in London, England on October 16, 2017. He was best known for his Tony Award-winning Broadway performance in the revival of ‘A Moon for the Misbegotten’. He also narrated the first five books in George R. R. Martin’s fantasy series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’.

Question 8: Which state government has launched Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojna (BBY) for farmers?

1.    Uttar Pradesh
2.    Jharkhand
3.    Madhya Pradesh
4.    Himachal Pradesh

Answer: 3

Explanation:

Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, has launched the ambitious ‘Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojna’ for the farmers of the state at the Krishi Upaj Mandi in Khurai, Sagar. The scheme has launched as a guarantee to ensure reasonable prices to the farmers for their agriculture produces. To get benefits of the scheme, the farmers are required to sell their crops in the mandi and obtain a receipt for the same. As per the scheme, the government will provide subsidy and loan ranging from Rs 10 lakhs to two crores to the farmers willing to invest in industries.

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Question 9: The National Police Commemoration Day (NPCD) is observed on which date in India?

1.    October 21
2.    October 22
3.    October 20
4.    October 23

Answer: 1

Explanation:

The National Police Commemoration Day (NPCD) is observed every year in India on October 21 to mark the memory of brave policemen who sacrificed their lives while discharging their duties. The day commemorates the sacrifices of ten policemen while defending our borders with China in 1959. Indian Police personnel were responsible for manning the 2,500 mile long border of India with Tibet until the autumn of 1959.

Question 10: Which committee has been constituted to select candidate for post of editor-in-chief of Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV)?

1.    PPK Ramacharyulu committee
2.    Shashi Shekhar Vempati committee
3.    A Surya Prakash committee
4.    Rahul Srivastava committee

Answer: 3

Explanation:

The Search-cum-Selection Committee headed by Prasar Bharati Chairman A Surya Prakash has been formed to select the candidate for the post of editor-in-chief of Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV). The other members of the 5-member committee are Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta, Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati, Additional Secretary (Personnel) in the Rajya Sabha Secretariat PPK Ramacharyulu and journalist Rahul Srivastava. Rajya Sabha TV is owned and operated by the Upper House of Parliament and the vice-president is its chairman.


Question 11:  Which State Government rolled out ‘Tourism Policy with an aim to increase tourist inflow in the state by at least two to three times within next five years?

1.    Bihar
2.    Manipur
3.    Sikkim
4.    Assam
5.    Goa

Answer: 4

Explanation:

Assam State Government rolled out ‘Tourism Policy of Assam 2017’ with an aim to increase tourist inflow in the state by at least two to three times within next five years. ‘Tourism Policy of Assam 2017’ will be effective from January 2018 to December 2022. To channelize resources in making this policy a success story, tourism sector in Assam has been accorded the ‘Industry’ status

Question 12: Which State Assembly recently passed Re-Orgaisation of Districts Amendment Bill 2017 to create a new district named ‘Kamle’?

1.    TamilNadu
2.    Arunachal Pradesh
3.    Kerala
4.    Manipur
5.    Tripura

Answer: 2


Explanation:

Arunachal Pradesh State Assembly passed Arunachal Pradesh (Re-Orgaisation of Districts) Amendment Bill 2017 to create a new district named ‘Kamle’. The bill was introduced on October 14, 2017 by Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prema Khandu. Kamle is the 23rd district of Arunachal Pradesh. It has been created by bifurcating the present Upper and Lower Subansiri districts.

Question 13: Who organised the ‘Jashn-e-Breng’ festival in Kokernag village of the Anantnag district ?

1.    Indian Army
2.    Indain Navy
3.    ISRO
4.    IIT Chennai
5.    IT Sector

Answer: 1

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Explanation:

With the slogan of“Jawan aur Awaam Amun Hai Muqam”( Army and Locals together, peace will prevail ), 19 batch Rashtriya Rifles of the Indian Army on 19th October 2017 organised ‘Jashn-e-Breng’ festival in Kokernag village of the Anantnag district to promote peace and brotherhood between security forces and the local population.

Question 14: Where did AYUSH Festival of Stamps 2017 took place?

1.    Panaji, Goa
2.    Chennai, TamilNadu
3.    Agartala, Tripura
4.    Ahmedabad, Gujarat
5.    Kolkata, West Bengal

Answer: 1

Explanation:

The “AYUSH Festival of Stamps 2017” was inaugurated by Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Tendulkar at Maquinez Palace in Panaji, Goa. The two-day exhibition event is jointly organised by the Goa Postal Region, Indian postal department and the Ministry of AYUSH. This festival is the first of its kind. Its objective is to promote healthy hobbies such as stamp collection among students and healthy lifestyle habits.


Question 15: Which State Government has released a sum of Rs 4,000 crore under the first phase of the farm loan waiver scheme (loan for farmers)?

1.    Madhya Pradesh
2.    Odisha
3.    Assam
4.    Maharashtra
5.    Manipur

Answer: 4

Explanation:

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis announced that the State Government has released a sum of Rs 4,000 crore under the first phase of the farm loan waiver scheme.Out of Rs 4000 crore which has been released under Phase I, Rs 3200 crore is for writing off the loans of 4.62 lakh farmers and Rs 800 crore will be distributed as incentive for 3.78 lakh farmers who are paying their loans on time.

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Question 16: Under the chairmanship of whom the State Governments have been asked to constitute a state level committee and examine and scrutinize requirements of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF)?

1.    Prime Minister
2.    Governor
3.    Director General of Police
4.    High Court Judge
5.    District Collector

Answer: 3

Explanation:

State Governments have been asked to constitute a state level committee under chairmanship of Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) of the state which may examine and scrutinize requirements of Central Armed Police Forces. The scrutiny of such requests is to be done by keeping in view internal security, previous scale of deployment, optimal utilization of state resources, intelligence inputs, and the availability of CAPF in nearby locations.

Question 17: Which country has been chosen as the partner country by India for the 23rd edition of Technology Summit which is scheduled to be held in New Delhi?

1.    Finland
2.    France
3.    Canada
4.    Germany
5.    Holland

Answer: 3

Explanation:

Canada has been chosen as the partner country for the 23rd edition of Technology Summit which is scheduled to be held from 14th – 15th November, 2017 in New Delhi. This event is India’s largest knowledge and technology conference and exhibition. It is jointly organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST). This edition of the Technology Summit will highlight range of research and innovations areas where India and Canada are world leaders.

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Question 18: Between which two countries INDRA – 2017, the first-ever tri-service joint exercise began?
1.    India-China
2.    India-Russia
3.    India-Srilanka
4.    India-Myanmar
5.    India-Japan

Answer: 2

Explanation:

Exercise INDRA-2017, the first ever Tri Services Joint Exercise between Indian and Russian Armed Forces begun in Vladivostok, Russia on October 19, 2017. INDRA -2107 will continue till October 29, 2017. The previous editions of INDRA Exercise between India and Russia were single service bilateral exercise. ‘INDRA-2017’ marks the first bilateral exercise in which all the three Services of the Armed Forces viz. Army, Navy & Air Force of India and Russia will participate.

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Question 19: Which Foundation granted Rs.10 crore for the conservation and restoration of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSTM) of Mumbai?

1.    Yes Bank
2.    Star Bucks
3.    TCS
4.    HAL
5.    SBI

Answer: 5

Explanation:

SBI Foundation granted Rs.10 crore for the conservation and restoration of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSTM) of Mumbai over the period of 3-5 years. Central Railway’s Divisional Railway Manager SK Jain and SBI Managing Director PK Gupta signed a MoU. As per the MoU, SBI Foundation will provide Rs.10 crore for the project under the “SBI-Project Swachh Iconic CSMT”. CSTM railway station is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Through this project, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of SBI aims to contribute in development and preservation of world heritage structures.

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Question 20: RBI revised the guidelines by which the Banks are asked to provide funds at ____% interest to women SHGs under DAY-NRLM?

1.    7
2.    8
3.    9
4.    4.15
5.    5.25

Answer: 1

Explanation:

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued revised guidelines on Interest Subvention Scheme under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM), stating that banks will provide funds to women Self Help Groups (SHGs) in rural areas at 7 per cent under the DAY-NRLM in current fiscal, 2017-18. RBI issued above mentioned revised guidelines as received from the Ministry of Rural Development. These guidelines will be implemented by 21 public sector banks and 19 private banks.

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