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According to the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) 2017 released by the World Economic Forum, among the 136 economies across the world, India ranked

  1. 50th
  2. 40th
  3. 30th
  4. 20th

Which one of the following is the theme of the World Health Day, 2017 celebrated by the World Health Organization?

  1. Diabetes
  2. Food Safety
  3. Depression: Let's Talk
  4. Ageing and Health

Which one of the following Ministries has launched a new programme on Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems (ICPS) to foster and promote R&D?

  1. Ministry of Earth Sciences
  2. Ministry of Science and Technology
  3. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
  4. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

Which one of the following countries was not a signatory to the SAARC Charter signed on December 1985?

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Sri Lanka
  3. Pakistan
  4. Maldives

Which one of the following is the Official Mascot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup?

  1. Zabivaka
  2. Fuleco
  3. Zakumi
  4. Footix

Which one of the following countries was defeated by the Indian Women's hockey team in the final match, to lift the Asian Champions Trophy 2016?

  1. Japan
  2. Pakistan
  3. Bangladesh
  4. China

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, in November 2016, has constituted a four-member team for conservation and management of which one of the following lakes?

  1. Dal Lake, Jammu and Kashmir
  2. Damdama Lake, Haryana
  3. Loktak Lake, Manipur
  4. Chilika Lake, Odisha

Which of the following statements with regard to the Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana is/are correct?

  1. This is a scheme on entrepreneurship education and training.
  2. The scheme spans over a period of five years (2016-17 to 2020-21) with a project cost of around Rs. 500 crore.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

World Science Day for Peace and Development (organised by UNESCO) is celebrated worldwide on 10th November every year. Which one of the following was the theme for the year 2016?

  1. Quality Science Education : ensuring a sustainable future for all
  2. Science for the rapprochement of peoples and cultures
  3. Celebrating Science Centres and Science Museums
  4. Science for a Sustainable Future

Which one of the following cities hosted the first International Agrobiodiversity Congress in the month of November 2016?

  1. New Delhi
  2. Jakarta
  3. Colombo
  4. Dhaka

Consider the following statements about FIFA:

  1. It is an association governed by Swiss law, founded in 1904 and based in Zurich.
  2. FIFA has been engaging with its stakeholders and other institutions to find sensible ways of addressing environmental impacts linked to its activities.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Consider the following statements on SAFTA:

  1. SAFTA is a trade liberalisation programme among the South-Eastern countries of Asia.
  2. According to SAFTA, the Ministerial Council shall meet at least once every year or more often as and when considered necessary by the Contracting States.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Which one of the following is not an ASEAN member?

  1. Laos
  2. Taiwan
  3. Myanmar
  4. Cambodia

Which one of the following nations is not a member of the Eurasian Economic Union?

  1. Belarus
  2. Russia
  3. Kazakhstan
  4. Uzbekistan

BRICS leaders signed the agreement to establish a New Development Bank at the summit held in

  1. New Delhi, India (2012)
  2. Durban, South Africa (2013)
  3. Fortaleza, Brazil (2014)
  4. Ufa, Russia (2015)

Human Development Report for each year at global level is published by

  1. WTO
  2. World Bank
  3. UNDP
  4. IMF

Who among the following is the winner of the World Food Prize (year 2015)?

  1. Sanjaya Rajaram
  2. Baldev Singh Dhillon
  3. Sir Fazle Hasan Abed
  4. Rajendra Singh Paroda

The largest greenhouse gas leakage in the US history took place in February 2016. The gas was:

  1. Carbon dioxide
  2. Methane
  3. Chlorofluorocarbon
  4. Nitrous oxide

Who among the following is the winner of the Jnanpith Award for the year 2015?

  1. Balanchandra Nemade
  2. Raghuveer Chaudhary
  3. Pratibha Ray
  4. Girish Karnad

Which one of the following cities hosted the Twelfth South Asian Games 2016?

  1. Patiala
  2. Kochi
  3. Guwahati
  4. Agartala

Which one of the following fiction was selected for Man Booker Prize, 2015?

  1. A Little Life
  2. The Fishermen
  3. A Brief History of Seven Killings
  4. Satin Island

Which of the following is/are basically meant to be deployed in the northern borders of India for monitoring the borders and also to stop smuggling and illegal immigration?

  1. Assam Rifles
  2. Border Security Force
  3. Indo Tibet Border Police
  4. National Security Guards

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 2 and 3
  2. 4 only
  3. 3 only
  4. 1 and 2

Notification regarding commencement or cessation of a state of war is the responsibility of

  1. Ministry of Home Affairs
  2. Ministry Of Civil Aviation
  3. Ministry of Defence
  4. Ministry of External Affairs

Which of the following is/are Para-military Force(s) of India?

  1. Indian Coast Guard
  2. Assam Rifles
  3. Directorate General of Resettlement

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 2 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

The Central Industrial Security Force is under the administrative control of which of the following ministries?

  1. Ministry Of Home Affairs
  2. Headquarters of the Integrated Joint Staff
  3. Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
  4. PMO

Which one of the following is an indigenously built light combat aircraft in India?

  1. Arjun
  2. Akash
  3. Tejas
  4. Vikrant

Arihant is a

  1. Multi barrel rocket launcher
  2. Airborne Early Warning and Control System
  3. Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle
  4. Nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine

Consider the following statements:

  1. National Cadet Corps (NCC) is a pre-independence organization.
  2. The motto of NCC is 'Unity and Discipline'

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Master Chief Petty Officer is a rank in the

  1. Military Engineering Service
  2. The Army Aviation Corps
  3. Indian Air Force
  4. Indian Navy

'Project Seabird' is connected with

  1. Shipyard in Kutch district, Gujarat
  2. Anti pirate operation at Somalia
  3. Indian Navy's island development project
  4. Greenfield naval base at West Coast of India

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