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1 . Indian Railways will install which system to avoid train accidents ?

a) Mono - NETRA

b) Die - NETRA

c) Tri - NETRA

d) Poly - NETRA



Ans : (C)

Description : The Indian Railways has initiated process to launch the Terrain Imaging for Diesel Drivers- Infrared Enhanced Optical and Radar Assisted (Tri-NETRA) system to avoid train accidents.\r\nThe system will be installed on locomotives for enhancing the vision of Locomotive Pilots in inclement weather.

2 . Parliament passed a bill to provide statutory status to the existing Regional Centre for Biotechnology in ________.

a) Ahemdabad

b) Chandigarh

c) Kolkata

d) Faridabad



Ans : (D)

Description : The Parliament has passed the Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2016 to provide statutory status to the existing Regional Centre for Biotechnology in Faridabad, Haryana.The Bill seeks to provide legislative backing to the Regional Centre and also confers upon it the status of an institution of national importance.

3 . Which medicine manufacturer inked an MoU with DRDO to promote cultivation of rare medicinal plants ?

a) Natco Pharma Ltd

b) Dabur India Ltd

c) Himalaya Herbal Healthcare

d) Adley Drugs Ltd



Ans : (B)

Description : Dabur India Ltd. the ayurvedic medicine manufacturer that recently inked MoU with DRDO’s Defense Institute of High Altitude Research to promote cultivation of rare medicinal plants .

4 . Who was appointed as the Chief Economist of World Bank in July 2016 ?

a) Paul Romer

b) Justin Yifu Lin

c) Freena M Lobbo

d) Huma Imtiaz



Ans : (A)

Description : World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim announced the appointment of Paul Romer as World Bank Chief Economist. Mr. Romer is a widely respected economist and a successful entrepreneur who joins the Bank at a critical time when the field of development is transforming under the forces of rapid technological change, globalization, and demography. As Chief Economist, Romer will support the President and the senior management in leading the institution and inspiring the development profession during this time of transformative change. As leader of the Development Economics Vice-Presidential Unit, his intellectual and strategic leadership will ensure the World Bank Group remains at the forefront of international development knowledge.

5 . Which state government has planned to create 400 hectares of new water area in private land in 2016 ?

a) Uttar Pradesh

b) Odisha

c) Punjab

d) Kerala



Ans : (B)

Description : Odisha has planned to create 400 hectares of new water area in private land this year. The government has also made a provision to provide 50 per cent subsidy assistance to fish farmers for increasing of the inland fish production to meet the demand of the state and generate income of farmers.

6 . Government allocated what amount of capital to meet the capitalization needs of 13 PSU banks ?

a) Rs 18,567 Cr

b) Rs 22,915 Cr

c) Rs 31,534 Cr

d) Rs 48,789 Cr



Ans : (B)

Description : The Narendra Modi government has allocated Rs 22,915 crore capital to meet the capitalization needs of 13 Public Sector Banks (PSBs) in the current fiscal. This is in line with its Indradhanush initiative, aimed at restoring banking sector health. The maximum capital infusion will be for State Bank of India (SBI) at Rs 7,575 crore and the least for Allahabad Bank at Rs 44 crore.

7 . NASA announced discovery of how many new planets outside solar system ?

a) 87

b) 104

c) 118

d) 137



Ans : (B)

Description : NASA has announced the discovery of 104 new planets outside our solar system including four that could have Earth-like, rocky surfaces. Scientists discovered the exoplanets in Hawaii using Kepler space telescope. The unmanned Kepler mission has been scanning 150,000 stars in the Cygnus constellation for signs of orbiting bodies, particularly those that might be able to support life.
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