Q1. India and New Zealand have agreed to strengthen security and intelligence cooperation against terror and radicalisation including in the sphere of cyber security. Who is the present Prime Minister of New Zealand?
(a) Justin Trudeau
(b) Theresa May
(c) Michel Temer
(d) Vladimir Putin
(e) John Key
Q2. India and __________ have moved closer on Farzad-B gas field deal. Both nations continued their high level engagement on the gas field.
(e) Saudi Arabia
Q3. Who has appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of International Hockey Federation recently?
(a) Michelin Smith
(b) Abdelilah Benkirane
(c) Jason McCracken
(d) Antonio Guterres
(e) N N Vohra
Q4. Which of the following banks has unveiled a virtual assistant called ‘Erica’ which uses artificial intelligence?
(a) CITI Bank
(b) Bank of America
(c) HDFC Bank
(d) ICICI Bank
(e) Standard Chartered
Q5. NN Vohra, who appointed former Chief Justice of Orissa High Court Bilal Nazki as the chairperson of the State Human Rights Commission, is the present governor of-
(a) Jammu and Kashmir
(c) West Bengal
Q6. Tiangong-2 is the experimental space lab of which of the following countries which successfully launched a micro-satellite, Banxing-2 recently?
(c) South Korea
Q7. Which among the following state government has decided to observe 2017 as the "Garib Kalyan Varsh", with a host of schemes to be rolled out next year for the poor?
(c) Uttar Pradesh
Q8. The Centre had appointed the committee, under the Chairmanship of retired Chief Justice of Patna High Court ________, to look into the anomalies, if any, arising out of implementation of OROP.
(a) L Narasimha Reddy
(b) Madhukar Gupta
(c) N Nagendra
(d) Bibek Debroy
(e) None of the above
Q9. Who has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to Australia?
(a) Amandeep Singh Gill
(b) Navdeep Singh Suri
(c) S P Yadav
(d) Dr. Ajay M Gondane
(e) Sanjay Singh
Q10. Which company has signed an agreement to acquire Indian IT firm Sanovi Technologies that deals in cloud computing-related software?
Q11. Recently, which among the following countries has ordered a national census on the sources of pollution, as it seeks to bring down the high pollution level affecting several of its main cities?
(b) South Korea
Q12. Name the Kashmiri legendary singer who has passed away recently?
(a) Najma Khatun
(b) Raj Begum
(c) Mausami Khan
(d) Asin Safala
(e) None of the above
Q13. Which among the following High Court has ordered a complete ban on the sale of whitener in the state following the death of a teenager from sniffing an excess of it for a kick in the district?
(a) Punjab and Haryana High court
(b) Himachal Pradesh High Court
(c) Uttarakhand High court
(d) Allahabad High court
(e) Patna High court
Q14. The government has notified a new DTAA between India and South Korea, which was signed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. DTAA stands for?
(a) Double Time Advance Agreement
(b) During Taxation Avoidance Account
(c) Double Taxation Agency Association
(d) Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement
(e) Dish Tax Avoidance Agreement
Q15. Public sector major __________ has joined hands with HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Andhra Bank to retail gold coins with a new buyback option.