Q1. Who has appointed as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations by the General Assembly recently?
Answer: Antonio Guterres
Q2. Name the King of Thailand, who has died aged 88, ending seven decades on the throne during which he became a unifying father figure and rare source of stability in a country that has weathered more than a dozen coups since he came to power in 1946 aged just 18.
Answer: Bhumibol Adulyadej
Q3. Expanding their cooperation in civil nuclear energy, India and _____________ are collaborating to set up integrated irradiation centres in India to reduce agricultural losses.
Q4. The BRICS Bank or the New Development Bank will ramp up lending to $2.5 billion in 2017. The present chairman of NDB is-
Answer: KV Kamath
Q5. The ________ BRICS summit was held in Goa from 15th to 16th October 2016.
Q6. The BRICS summit was held in Goa from 15th to 16th October 2016. The theme for the summit was................?
Answer: Building Responsive, Inclusive and Collective Solutions
Q7. The Indian pharmaceutical major Cipla has signed a memorandum of agreement for the first biosimilars manufacturing facility to be set up at a cost of nearly USD 91 mn in which country?
Answer: South Africa
Q8. Which automaker in India launched ‘Circuit’ Series first electric bus made in India recently?
Answer: Ashok Leyland
Q9. The BRICS grouping recently agreed to set up ________________ in its efforts to challenge western hegemony
Answer: BRICS Rating Agency
Q10. Airlines Technology (AT), an IT solutions provider funded by Travel Startups, has signed a commercial agreement with ________________ as an interface between the airline and its passenger for creating seamless travel experience.
Answer: British Airways
Q11. India’s keen desire to initiate a joint venture arrangement with ___________ for a multi-billion dollar fertilizer plant.
Q12. The Indian and Chinese armies held a successful second joint exercise under the Sino-India Cooperation 2016 as a sequel to the first joint exercise held on February 6 in the area of Border Personnel Meeting Hut in.........?
Q13. NABARD has sanctioned a loan of how much amount to the National Water Development Agency (NWDA), under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, towards the Centre’s share in 50 identified irrigation projects from 11 States?
Answer: Rs.19,702 crore
Q14. Banknotes of the denomination of ____________ will be in circulation.The Reserve Bank of India has very nearly completed preparations for introducing this new high-value currency.
Q15. What is the name of Culture and Tourism Minister, who has chaired the first meeting of the Reconstituted Central Advisory Board on Culture (CABC)?
Answer: Mahesh Sharma