1 . Who has launched a website to provide information on the celebration of 350th Prakash Utsav of the Sikh guru in 2017 ?
a) Naveen Pattanaik
b) Nitish Kumar
c) Arvind Kejriwal
d) Mamta Banerjee
Ans : (B)Description : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar launched a website to provide information on the celebration of 350th Prakash Utsav of the Sikh guru in 2017. The website has been developed by tourism department A three-day international Sikh convention would be held in Patna early next year.
2 . Which physician-author will be honoured by Barack Obama with 2015 National Humanities Medal ?
a) R. Austin Freeman
b) Vassily Aksyonov
c) Abraham Verghese
d) Jacob M. Appel
Ans : (C)Description : Indian-American physician-author Abraham Verghese, whose work has emphasised empathy in medicine, has been selected for the 2015 National Humanities Medal. President Barack Obama would confer the honour upon Verghese, along with 11 others, on September 21. Abraham Verghese(born 1955) is a physician-author, Professor for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Stanford University Medical Schooland Senior Associate Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine.
3 . Which company launched World’s first self-driving cars in USA ?
c) DIVVY RIDE
d) Non of these
Ans : (A)Description : World’s first self-driving cars launched by Ubers on the road in the Steel City, Pittsburgh, USA. Self-driving Ubers will be on the road 24 hours a day and this new service need not necessarily cut jobs drastically.
4 . Who is the new Director of Research Centre Imarat , a premiere laboratory of DRDO ?
a) S K Nuruul
b) Panchanan Panda
c) Subash Mishra
d) Narayana Murthy
Ans : (D)Description : BHVS Narayana Murthy, an expert in Avionics, in the second week of September 2016 was appointed as Director of Research Centre Imarat (RCI).
5 . Naropa Festival is held once in every ____ years.
Ans : (C)Description : The Naropa festival, which is held every 12 years, began today at the 17th century Hemis Monastery in Ladakh. The main events at the week-long Naropa festival, a celebration of the 1,000th birth anniversary of Saint Naropa.
6 . Which city of India will host African Development Bank meet in 2017 ?
Ans : (C)Description : India will host the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group in May next year.
7 . Who is heading the GST council of India ?
a) Narendra Modi
b) Arun Jaitley
c) Pranab Mukherjee
d) Ashok Lavasa
Ans : (B)Description : The Government has formally notified the GST Council, which will decide on the tax rate, exempted goods under the new taxation regime. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will chair the GST council. The first meeting of the GST Council will be held on September 22-23.