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1. On 7 March 2017, the National Conference on Jal Kranti Abhiyan was held in....
1) Chennai
2) Kolkata
3) Mumbai
4) Pune
5) New Delhi

2. Jal Gram Yojana is one of the components of Jal Kranti Abhiyan. Under Jal Gram Yojana, how many water stressed villages in each district be selected and a comprehensive water security plan is formulated to achieve water security for these villages?
1) five
2) ten
3) three
4) seven
5) two

3. CCEA (Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs) on 6 March 2017 approved the proposal for revival of 50 un-served/ underserved airports by the year ......
1) 2025
2) 2019
3) 2020
4) 2040
5) 2018

4. Who is the chairman of CCEA?
1) Finance Minister
2) RBI governor
3) Prime Minister
4) Finance Secretary
5) Chief Economic Advisor to Government of India

5. National Action Plan for Children, 2016 (NPAC) focuses on four key areas including survival, health and nutrition, education & development, protection and ......
1) Exam Curriculum
2) Clean Environment
3) Neo-Natal cure
4) Participation
5) Bus transport to schools

6. First Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK) inaugurated at Mysuru head post office in Karnataka and also at Dahod in...
1) Gujarat
2) AP
3) Tamilnadu
4) Manipur
5) Arunachal Pradesh

7. Which ID card is made mandatory for students to avail mid-day meals from 1 June 2017 ?
1) PAN card
2) EPF card
3) Aadhar Card
4) Parents PAN card
5) Resident card

8. New Prime Minister of Sudan is.......
1) Robert Mugabe
2) Jacob Zuma
3) Unhuru Kenyatta
4) Bakri Hassan Saleh
5) Umad Hassan al-Bashir

9. Sudan capital is Khartoum and Sudan Currency is.....
1) Franc
2) Dollar
3) Shilling
4) Pound
5) Lira

10. Which of the following nations do not use Pound as currency?
1) Lebanon
2) England
3) New Zealand
4) Syria
5) Egypt

11. Who was appointed as the new deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India in the place of R.Gandhi for the period of three years?
1) Arundhati Bhattacharya
2) Usha Ananthasubramanian
3) B.B.P. Kanungo
4) P.S.Jayakumar
5) Melwyn Rego

12. Who is the Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)?
1) Ashok Lavasa
2) Sanjiv Sanyal
3) Sushil Chandra
4) Arun Jaitley
5) Shakthikanth Das

13. Which operation was initiated on 31 December 2016 by Income Tax department for the e-verification of large cash deposits made during the period from 9 November to 30 December 2016?
1) Operation Notes
2) Operation Rs.500
3) Operation Clean Money
4) Operation Currency
5) Operation Bank Deposits

14. Surya Kiran Xi is a joint military exercise of India and.....
1) Sri Lanka
2) Pakistan
3) Bangladesh
4) Nepal
5) Malaysia

15. Surya Kiran Xi begun at Pithoragarh in......
1) UP
2) Kerala
3) Rajasthan
4) Uttarakhand
5) Himachal Pradesh

16. AL NAGAH-II is the joint military training exercise of Indian Army and the Army troops of .....
1) Oman
2) Yeman
3) Saudi Arabia
4) Brazil
5) Iran

17. AL NAGAH-II on 7 March 2017 commenced at Bakloh in...................
1) Himachal Pradesh
2) AP
3) Tamil Nadu
4) Karnataka
5) Goa

18. Who was appointed as the Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) (Additional Charge )?
1) K.K. Sharma
2) Rajendra Singh
3) Sudeep Lakhtakia
4) B.S. Dhowan
5) Bipin Rawat

19. 2017 UK-India Year of Culture hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at .....
1) Glasgow
2) London
3) Dublin
4) New Delhi
5) Mumbai

20. On 7 March 2017, to mark the 100 years of ......... Narendra Modi released Commemorative postage stamp.
1) Vaishnava Peeth
2) Ramkrishana Mutth
3) Yogananda Ashram
4) Sankar Math
5) Yogoda Satsang Math

21. Union Minister of Urban Development and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation M. Venkaiah Naidu elected to Rajya Sabha from......
1) Rajasthan
2) Andhra Pradesh
3) Bihar
4) Delhi
5) Kerala

22. New Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP) announced by the government of India to boost the production of....
1) Food grains
2) Fruits and Vegetables
3) Cotton
4) Oil & Gas
5) Onion

23. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan won best actress award for her outstanding performance in which film at the International Film Festival and Awards of Australia (IFFAA)?
1) Sarbjit
2) Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
3) Jazbaa
4) Guzaarish
5) Action Replayy

24. On 25 January 2017, Padma Vibhushan Award conferred on how many recipients?
1) 2
2) 4
3) 10
4) 5
5) 7

25. Padma Vibhushan award 2017 in the field of Art and Music conferred on.......
1) K.J. Yesudas
2) Lata Mangeshkar
3) Chemanchery Kunhiraman Nair
4) Sadhu Meher
5) Krishna Ram Chaudhary

26. In the field of Science & Engineering, who was conferred with Padma vibhushan 2017 Award?
1) Jitendra Nath Goswami
2) Prof.Devi Prasad Dwivedi
3) Chintakindi Mallesham
4) Prof. Udipi Ramachandra Rao
5) Prof. Ajay Kumar Ray

27. Founder of Isha Foundation, who is Yogi, Mystic and spiritual master is the recipient of Padma Vibhushan Award 2017. He / she is....
1) Jaggi Vasudev
2) Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
3) Baba Ramdev
4) Matha Amrithnandamayi
5) Sami Lakhmikanthamma

28. Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh conferred with Padma Vibhushan posthumously in the category of Public Affairs. He is....
1) Sunderlal Patwa
2) Ravishankar Shukla
3) Bhagwantrao Mandloi
4) Govind Narayan Singh
5) Nareshchandra Singh

29. Loksabha Speaker between 1996 and 1998 and also ex-Chief Minister of Meghalaya conferred with Padma Vibhushan posthumously in the category of Public Affairs. He is.....
1) G.M.C. Balayogi
2) P.A. Sangma
3) Darwin Diengdoh Pugh
4) Dr. Flinder Anderson Khonglam
5) B. B. Lyngdoh

30. Murali Manohar Joshi, the ex-Union cabinet minister of India conferred with Padma Vibhushan 2017. He represents.....
1) Andhra Pradesh
2) Telangana
3) UP
4) Rajasthan
5) Bihar

31. Which of the following ex-chief ministers of Maharashtra conferred with Padma Vibhushan 2017?
1) Devendra Fadnavis
2) Prithviraj Chavan
3) Sharad Pawar
4) Sushilkumar Shinde
5) Vilasrao Deshmukh

32. Which of the following famous Sitar instrument player refused to take Padma Vibhushan on the allegation that 'the selection committees were incompetent to judge his music' in the year 2000?
1) Pandit Ravishankar
2) Ali Akbhar Khan
3) Vilayat Khan
4) Imrat Khan
5) Nikhil Ranjan Banerjee

33. Second-highest civilian award of the Republic of India is.....
1) Padma Shri
2) Padma Raaga
3) Jnanpith
4) Padma Vibhushan
5) Maha Vir Chakra

34. Padma Vibhushan Award instituted on....
1) 2 Jan 1954
2) 26 Jan 1950
3) 14 Aug 1947
4) 26 Nov 1949
5) 1 Apr 1951

35. Satyendra Nath Bose, Nand Lal Bose, Zakir Hussain, Balasaheb Gangadhar Kher, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, and ............. are the first recipients of Padma Vibhushan in 1954.
1) Vallabhai Patel
2) Moulana Abul Kalam Azad
3) Rao Bhahaddur Ranga Charya
4) V. K. Krishna Menon
5) J. Kripalani

36. On 1 March 2017, the Audience Award at the Glasgow Film Festival conferred on......
1) Ka Body Scapes
2) Dangal
3) City of Joy
4) Santa Banta Pvt Ltd
5) Lipstick Under My Burkha

37. Who is the director of Film 'Lipstick Under My Burkha'?
1) Rani Sen
2) Madhu Phalker
3) Alankrita Shrivastava
4) Siddhanth Prodey
5) Ramanand Shyam

38. Which festival inaugurated on the occasion of Republic Day celebration on 26 January 2017 at Red Fort in New Delhi?
1) Prakash Parv
2) Muhurth Parv
3) Bharat Parv
4) Rama Parv
5) Soma Parv

39. Bhagoria Festival of tribal people celebrated in...........
1) Assam
2) MP
3) UP
4) West Bengal
5) Himachal Pradesh

40. Which country and India signed MoU in the field of Information Technology and Electronics (IT&E) on 6 January 2017?
1) Spain
2) UK
3) Portugal
4) USA
5) UAE

41. Portugal capital is.....
1) Lisbon
2) Madrid 3) Oslo
4) Stockholm
5) Copenhagen

42. Portugal currency is.....
1) Euro
2) Pound
3) Lira
4) Franc
5) Dollar
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