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1 . Operation ‘Sankat Mochan’ has been started to evacuate Indian citizens stranded in which country ?

a) Syria

b) Kenya

c) Sudan

d) Afghanistan



Ans : (C)

Description : The Union Government has started the operation ‘Sankat Mochan’ to evacuate Indian citizens stranded in South Sudan’s capital Juba. Sankat Mochan in Hindi means reliever from troubles. The operation is being undertaken by Indian Air Force (IAF) and will be headed by Union Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs General (Retd.) VK Singh.

2 . Who is the new CEO of National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) ?

a) Ashok Patnaik

b) Sandip Acharya

c) Rahul Prusti

d) Rishikesh Agarwal



Ans : (A)

Description : The Union Government has appointed senior IPS officer Ashok Patnaik as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID). His appointment was approved by Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He will continue to hold this post till his superannuation in 2018. He will succeed Raghu Raman, the first CEO of NATGIRD ended in June 2015. The post was under the additional charge of former special secretary Ashok Prasad till January 2016. Patnaik is a 1983-batch IPS officer of Gujarat cadre. Currently he is serving as Additional Director in the Intelligence Bureau (IB). He is son-in-law of former PM Manmohan Singh.

3 . India has signed an agreement with which country for Punatsangchhu-II Hydroelectric Project ?

a) China

b) Bhutan

c) Bangladesh

d) Nepal



Ans : (B)

Description : The Union Cabinet has given its approval for Revised Cost Estimate (RCE) of 7290.62 crore rupees for the ongoing 1020 MW Punatsangchhu-II Hydroelectric Project (HEP) in Bhutan. The Hydroelectric project seeks to provide surplus power to India and thus augment power availability in the country. The approval of RCE would enable project works to proceed smoothly without interruption and the total cost escalation for the project after RCE at this stage is 3512.82 crore rupees.

4 . Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved disinvestment of what percent in NBCC ?

a) 5%

b) 10%

c) 15%

d) 25%



Ans : (C)

Description : The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the disinvestment of 15% paid up equity of National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited (NBCC). Decision in this regard was taken by CCEA meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. The disinvestment of 15% will done out of Union Government’s 90% shareholding.

5 . Which is world's best airline in 2016 Skytrax awards ?

a) Singapore Airlines

b) Cathay Pacific

c) Qatar Airways

d) Emirates



Ans : (D)

Description : According to a survey conducted by Skytrax, Emirates is the world\'s best airline for the year 2016. The survey underscores the consistency of the quality service among the world\'s top carriers. The international airline Emirates based in Dubai has won the top honors at Skytrax World Airline Awards ceremony at the Farnborough International Airshow in England.

6 . Government approved revival of defunction Fertilizer Units in

a) Gorakhpur

b) Barauni

c) Sindri

d) All of the above



Ans : (D)

Description : The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the revival of defunct Fertilizer Units in Gorakhpur, Sindri and Barauni.These include two closed urea units of Fertilizer Corporation India Limited (FCIL) at Sindri (Jharkhand) and Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) and Barauni (Bihar) unit of Hindustan Fertilizers Corporation Limited (HFCL).

7 . Which indian states has launched ‘world’s first’ digital student incubator ?

a) Karnataka

b) Maharashtra

c) Tamilnadu

d) Kerala



Ans : (D)

Description : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has launched SV.CO, purportedly world’s first digital student incubator, as a digital makeover of the Startup Village in Kochi.SV.CO will constitute the second phase of development of Startup Village and is designed to help thousands of college-goers make an early start in entrepreneurship, according to a spokesman.



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