|2||c||Since 2004, Goa has hosted IFFI every year|
|5||d||Iraqi forces are involved in a battle with ISIS to wrest Mosul from the latter’s control|
|6||d||Arvind Panagariya is the Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog. http://niti.gov.in/content/overview|
|7||c||Recently a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed with Mormugao Port Trust for development of rivers Mandovi and Zuari as National Waterways|
|11||d||Besides these three, Jitu Rai also was awarded this prize|
|12||b||The first ‘Distinguished Indologist’ Award was presented to Prof. Heinrich Freiherr Von Stietencron of Germany last year|
China has the highest number of votes
Onsite ATMs are ATM machines that are set up in the premises where there is a bank branch so that both the physical branch and the ATM can be used.
As on April 2016, with 6,209 Bank of Baroda ranks second after State Bank of India
|18||a||http://nhrc.nic.in/ As per Section 3(2)(a) of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, only a former Chief Justice of India may be appointed the Chairperson of NHRC|
|20||c||They are natives of Southern Nepal (Terai belt)|
|21||b||India ranked 102nd on enabling cross-border trade.
|23||c||https://www.rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_PressReleaseDisplay.aspx?prid=32615 Refer point (iii) Scope of activities|
|24||c||Three terrorists recenlty stormed into an Army installation at Nagrota|
|26||a||Dwarf planets are a lot like regular planets:
· They both have enough mass and gravity to be nearly round - unlike odd-shaped asteroids.
· They both travel through space in a path around the sun. The big difference?
· A dwarf planet's path around the sun is full of other objects like asteroids and comets.
· A regular planet has a clear path around the sun. Most of the major impacts with other objects in its orbit happened billions of years ago. There is not much left over to get in the way. (Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/dwarf/indepth)
|27||a||This term was in news in connection with advancement of the deadline for using old Rs 500 notes at Toll Plazas|
The “world’s first” ATM landed on a high street in Enfield, a suburb of London, at a branch of Barclays bank
|30||d||This cyclone caused flooding (besides Tamilnadu ) in Sri Lanka|
|32||a||Alok Kumar Verma is the Commissioner of Police, Delhi; K. Durga Prasad and K.K. Sharma are Directors General of CRPF and BSF respectively.|
|33||d||Nagrota was the site of a recent encounter between terrorists and security personnel|
|34||b||This project involves linking rivers Godavari and Krishna. Polavaram is situated in Andhra Pradesh.|
|36||c||FARC and Colombian government recently signed a ceasefire agreement|
|37||a||H.L. Dattu is the Chairperson of NHRC and T.S. Thakur is the Chief Justice of India|
|38||a||Carlsen defeated Karjakin to win the title|
|39||a||http://hoa.gov.af/299/hoa-history The Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process (HoA) was founded on November 2nd, 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey. The Heart of Asia provides a platform for sincere and results-oriented regional cooperation by placing Afghanistan at its center, in recognition of the fact that a secure and stable Afghanistan is vital to the prosperity of the Heart of Asia region.|
|40||a||Dostum is the Vice-President of Afghanistan|
|41||c||USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) is a Global System for Mobile (GSM) communication technology that is used to send text between a mobile phone and an application program in the network. Applications may include prepaid roaming or mobile chatting. This term has been in news in connection with USSD mobile banking|
|42||b||Renzi recently lost a referendum on issues of centralization of power|
|43||a||Switzerland joined the United Nations in 2002. Taiwan, also known as Republic of China is not recognized as a country separate from People’s Republic of China|
|44||d||The tournament was held in Thailand. India defeated Pakistan in the finals.|
|45||d||Several sightings of this bird are reported every year. Refer
http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/22696437/0 for habitat
|46||c||A howitzer is an artillery weapon and may loosely be considered as a type of cannon|
|47||a||Enforcement Directorate enforces Foreign Exchange Management Act,1999 (FEMA) and Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA)|
|50||d||Coastal Economic Zones have been identified under the Sagarmala program.|
|51||b||Panneerselvam was elected the leader of the Legislature Party shortly after the demise of J. Jayalalitha and sworn in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu|
|52||c||J. Jayalalitha, the recently deceased Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu was kept on ECMO system|
The 41-year-old made history crossing the Channel on her paramotor after an eventful 10-week flight accompanying the annual migration of Bewick swans to have a better understanding pf the reasons for their declining numbers.
The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries
The aim is to curate jeeps, trucks, among other vehicles
|56||d||The other three names (a, b and c) won the prize in 2015, 2014 and 2013 respectively|
|57||d||This Amendment envisaged devolution of powers to the Provinces but reportedly has not been implemented fully as yet|
|58||a||The term ‘Brexit’ has been used very often in news reports of late|
|59||b||The Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the Lohit District of Arunachal Pradesh.|
|60||b||Scientists at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai recently demonstrated that that bismuth semi-metal shows superconductivity (http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/TIFR-discovery-challenges-theory-of-superconductivity/article16770243.ece)|
|61||d||Mongolia has reportedly been facing forms of economic blockade from China.
|63||a||IoT has of late been mentioned in several news reports|
|64||a||The Supreme Court of Poland recently refused to film-maker Roman Polanski to USA
|65||d||Please note that the Railway Budget will merge with the Union Budget from next financial year. Separate Railway budget was introduced in 1924 on the recommendations of the Acworth committee|
|66||d||NASA said its Cassini spacecraft made the first close dive past the outer edges of Saturn’s rings http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/NASA-Saturn-mission-makes-first-ring-grazing-plunge/article16770237.ece|
|67||b||US President elect Trump had recently made a call to President Tsai Ing-wen and this reportedly may damage US-China ties as China considers Taiwan as a territory of China as part of One-China policy|
|68||d||Francois Hollande is the President of France|
|69||b||The Armed Forces Flag Day is a day dedicated to India towards collection of funds from people of India for the welfare of the personnel of Indian armed forces|
|70||d||‘Science for the Masses’ was the theme of this festival|