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GK Questions 29th December 2017 PJH
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GK Questions 29th December 2017 PJH
- All trains to have bio-toilets by March 2019
- India’s 1st pod taxi on the way, to follow U.S. safety norms
- India provides medical assistance to Yemen
- SDMC launches Atal Jan Aahar Yojana for poor to provide lunch at Rs 10
- United Nations cuts budget by $286 million
- Paytm becomes India’s first payments app to cross 100 mn downloads on Play Store
- In a first, Saudi Arabia hosts World Chess Games
- Anushka Sharma crowned PETA’s ‘Person of the Year’
- Veteran sports administrator Ashok Mattoo passes away
- Music legend Robbie Malinga passes away
Question 1: Under the Border Area Development Programme (BADP), Union Home Ministry has released Rs 167 crore for border development of how many states?
Union Home Ministry has released Rs 167 crore to nine states – Rajasthan, Punjab, West Bengal, Tripura, Assam, Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar and Sikkim – under the Border Area Development Programme (BADP). BADP is fully funded by Central Government. Under this programme, development work is carried out in all villages which are located within the 0-10 km of the international border. 17 states of India have an international border.
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Question 2: Central Government has drawn up tailor-made action plan for improving the socio-economic condition of how many “most-backward” districts across India?
Central Government has drawn up tailor-made action plan for improving the socio-economic condition of 115 “most-backward” districts across India. Under this action plan, Government will setup basic services like healthcare, education, sanitation as well as basic physical infrastructure like roads and drinking water supply. These development activities will be carried out in a time-bound manner.
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Question 3: In order to provide relief for disqualified directors of companies, Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs will roll out ‘Condonation of Delay Scheme’, which will be operational from _________ to __________?
1. February 1 to March 31, 2018
2. March 1 to May 31, 2018
3. January 1 to March 31, 2018
4. January 1 to May 31, 2018
5. January 1 to February 28, 2018
In order to provide relief for disqualified directors of companies, Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs will roll out ‘Condonation of Delay Scheme’, which will be operational from January 1 to March 31, 2018. Earlier, in a bid to clamp down on illicit fund flows, Union Corporate Affairs Ministry had disqualified more than 3.09 lakh directors of companies, who failed to submit annual filings for a long time.
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Question 4: Which state government launches free household power connection scheme ‘Prakash hai to vikas hai’ to its people?
4. Uttar Pradesh
Answer: 4. Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh government introduced ‘Prakash hai to vikas hai’, a free household power connection scheme for the poor people, to mark former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birth anniversary. Uttar Pradesh government plans to provide 16 million power connections by the end of 2018 through the ‘Prakash Hai to Vikas Hai’ (the barometer of development is light) scheme.
Question 5: With the aim to provide ______________, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) launched ‘Atal Jan Aahar Yojana’?
1. Good drinking water to rural people
2. Good drinking water to schools
3. Toilet facilities in all schools
4. Nutritious meal to the Anganwadi Children
5. Nutritious meal to the poor and needy
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) launched ‘Atal Jan Aahar Yojana’ for poor people to provide them meal at Rs 10, marking the Good Governance Day. The Atal Jan Aahar Yojana was launched by South Delhi Mayor Kamaljeet Sehrawat and Chairman of the civic body’s Standing Committee Bhupender Gupta and Leader of Opposition Ramesh Matiala at Matiala Chowk.
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Question 6: Which state government had decided to split the tourism and culture department and initiated setting up of Odia Language Commission?
The Odisha government decided to split the tourism and culture department and initiated setting up of Odia Language Commission. At the Odisha state cabinet meeting, the tourism and culture department was split. The cultural wing was also renamed as Odia Language, Literature and Culture Department.
Question 7: Which country is building Bangladesh’s first eco-friendly thermal plant?
Construction of Bangladesh’s first eco-friendly thermal power plant with ultra-modern clean coal technology has been started by a Chinese consortium in central Bangladesh. The thermal power plant is constructed near a sea port in Payra town in Patuakhali district of Bangladesh. It consists of two units.
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Question 8: President Donald Trump signed the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law, which benefits ______________.
1. Big Corporations
2. Wealthy Americans
On 22nd December 2017, President Donald Trump signed the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law. This law is expected to benefit big corporations and wealthy Americans more. Whereas medium earning people will be less benefited. According to an analysis by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, families earning between $50,000 and $75,000 will get average tax cuts of $890. Families earning between $100,000 and $200,000 would get average tax cuts of $2,260. Families earning more than $1 million would get average tax cuts of $70,000.
Question 9: Which is the first country to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem following United States of America (USA’s) recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on December 6, 2017?
5. Costa Rica
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has announced plans to move country’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Guatemala is the first country to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem following United States of America (USA’s) recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on December 6, 2017.
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Question 10: As per 2018 World Economic League Table released by Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr), which country is the world’s No.1 Economy?
As per 2018 World Economic League Table released by Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr), Indian economy will surpass Britain and France in 2018 and will thus become the fifth largest economy. Cebr Deputy Chairman, Douglas McWilliams has stated that despite temporary setbacks in past one year (on account of demonetisation and roll out of Goods and Services Tax regime), India’s economy has managed to catch up with that of France and the United Kingdom (UK).
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Question 11: Samsung in partnership with which Bank launched its ‘Bill Payments’ on Samsung Pay?
1. Yes Bank
3. HDFC Bank
4. Axis Bank
5. IDBI Bank
Samsung in partnership with Axis Bank launched its ‘Bill Payments’ on Samsung Pay. The ‘Bill Payments’ feature lets users to pay their utility bills through Samsung Pay’s platform in a convenient way. Users can pay their mobile, landline phone, electricity, gas, water and DTH bills using this feature. Users can view the due amount, details of their previous bills and location-based suggested billers on Samsung Pay. They can also create ‘reminders’ for bill payments.
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Question 12: Name the civilian flight, which becomes the first plane to be made in the country for commercial flights?
1. Dornier 225
2. Dornier 200
3. Dornier 228
4. Dornier 255
5. Dornier 239
Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has allowed Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) – manufactured Dornier 228 for civilian flights. Dornier 228 is a 19-seater aircraft which was only used by defence forces till now. It will now become the first ‘Made in India’ plane to be used for commercial flights. On account of DGCA’s certification, HAL can even sell this plane to other airlines in India, which can be used for regional flights under central government’s UDAN scheme.
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Question 13: Dr Jitendra Singh launched e-HRMS on Good Governance Day with how many modules in it?
Answer: 3. 5
On December 25, 2017, Union Minister of State for PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions launched electronic-Human Resource Management System (e-HRMS).
Question 14: Which country had successfully launched remote sensing satellites for conducting electromagnetic environmental probes?
China successfully launched remote sensing satellites for conducting electromagnetic environmental probes from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest Sichuan Province. The remote sensing satellites were launched on a Long March-2C carrier rocket. The satellites successfully entered their preset orbit. The satellites will conduct electromagnetic environmental probes and other experiments. This is the third batch of the Yaogan-30 project.
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Question 15: Typhoon Tembin has devastated which country and has killed more than 120 people with 160 missing?
2. South Africa
Typhoon Tembin has devastated southern Philippines and has killed more than 120 people with 160 missing. Typhoon Tembin caused a series of flash flooding and landslides in southern Philippines. Island Mindanao is the most affected part. Around 70,000 people were evacuated to safer places.
Question 16: Which country hosted the Galym Zharylgapov Boxing Tournament 2017?
Indian boxers won 3 gold, 1 silver, and 1 bronze medal at the Galym Zharylgapov Boxing Tournament in Karaganda, Kazakhstan. Gold medal winners: K Shyam Kumar (49kg), Naman Tanwar (91kg) and Satish Kumar (+91kg). Silver medal was won by Manish Kaushik (60kg). Bronze medal was won by Mandeep Jangra in the middleweight (75kg) category. Naman Tanwar was named the best boxer of the tournament. The tournament saw participation from five international and 15 local teams, with a total of 154 boxers.
Question 17: At a cost of Rs.4,000, India’s first pod taxi project also known as Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) is going to execute on Delhi-_____ pilot corridor on a PPP (public-private partnership) basis.
The projected Rs.4,000-crore pod taxi scheme — also known as Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) — is a dream project of Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, and the NHAI has been mandated to execute it on Delhi-Gurgaon pilot corridor (12.3 km) from Delhi-Haryana border to Rajiv Chowk in Gurgaon on a PPP (public-private partnership) basis.
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Question 18: In response to a request from the Yemeni government, what amount of medical assistance has been provided by India to Yemen?
1. $5 million
2. $2 million
3. $3 million
4. $1 million
India has provided medical assistance worth about $1 million to Yemen in response to a request from the Yemeni government. As part of its commitment to provide humanitarian assistance to Yemen, India has been a member of the ‘Friends of Yemen’ Group
Question 19: Which Arabian country hosted the world chess tournament for the first time?
4. Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia hosted a world chess tournament for the first time at the APEX Convention Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The tournament is called the King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships. It is conducted till 30th December 2017. Prizes worth $2 million would be awarded.
Question 20: To which profession does Robbie Malinga belongs to?
Legendary South African musician Robbie Malinga passed away. Robbie Malinga was 49 years old. It is said that he was suffering from anemia. The cause of his death has not yet been revealed. He retired as a solo artist in 2016. His career spun over 20 years.
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