1.Who has been honored as the World’s Best Playmaker 2016 on December 29, 2016, by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS)?
Answer – C.Lionel Messi
2.Name the Indian Tennis Player who has announced his retirement from the professional tennis on 01 January 2017.
Answer – B.Somdev Devvarman
3.Who has been sworn in as the new Major General of Kyrgyzstan?
A.Khalifa bin Zayed
B.Amal Al Qubaisi
D.Shaikh Rafik Mohammed
Answer – D.Shaikh Rafik Mohammed
4.Name the actor, well known for playing character Father Mulcahy in MASH, who died on January 1, 2017.
Answer – D.William Christopher
5.Who has won the 2016 Mubadala World Tennis Championship at Abu Dhabi?
Answer – B.Rafael Nadal
6.Who has been appointed as the 25th Chief Justice of Pakistan?
C.Nazir Ahmed Butt
D.Mian Saqib Nisar
Answer – D.Mian Saqib Nisar
7.Name the two new Hindi writers who have been conferred with the 2016 Bharatiya Jnanpith Navlekhan Award on December 29, 2016?
A.Tasneem Khan and Upasana
B.Vishnu Nagar and Govind Prasad
C.Shraddha and Ghyansham Devansh
D.Madhusudan Anan and Om Nischal
Answer – C.Shraddha and Ghyansham Devansh
8.Who has been conferred with the ‘Power & Energy Persona’s Award for Individual Excellence’ at the 10th ENERTIA Awards 2016 –India and South Asia’s awards for excellence in sustainable energy and power on December 29, 2016?
A.R N Khazanchi
B.K M Singh
Answer – B.K M Singh
9.Which e-commerce firm has planned to launch an “Airborne Fulfillment Center” (AFC) to deploy Drones for delivering its items in minutes?
Answer – A.Amazon
10.Petronet, India’s largest LNG importer, has signed an agreement with which country on December 30 to set up $950 million Liquefied Natural Gas import project in that country?
Answer – D.Bangladesh
11.What is the new extended deadline announced by the Reserve Bank of India for the Non Resident Indian (NRIs) citizens to exchange the demonetized notes?
A.March 31, 2017
B.April 1, 2017
C.June 30, 2017.
D.July 31, 2017
Answer – C.June 30, 2017.
12.Which country has announced a plan to ban all ivory trade and processing activities in the country by the end of 2017?
Answer – A.China
13.India’s first laser technology-based advanced AVMS RTO check-post has been set up in which state?
Answer – B.Gujarat
14.PM Modi on December 31 has announced to increase the number of houses to be built under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana in rural areas by what percent?
Answer – C.33 Percent
15.How much financial benefit would be provided to the pregnant women in rural areas as announced by PM Modi?
Answer – D.Rs. 6000
16.What is the new Credit Guarantee limit for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises as decided by the Union Government on December 31, 2016?
Answer – B.2 Crore
17.What percent of interest has been decided by the Centre for the Senior Citizens on their deposits of up to 7.5 lakhs for 10 years?
Answer – A.8 Percent
18.Prime Minister Modi on December 31 has announced to convert how many Kisan Credit Card into RuPay card in the next 3 months?
Answer – D.3 Crore
19.What percent of rebate on interest would be provided for home loan up to Rs. 9 Lakh by urban poor in 2017?
Answer – B.4 Percent
20.Union Government has announced to provide what percent of subvention on interest for home loans of up to Rs. 2 Lakh by rural poor in 2017?
Answer – C.3%
21.The Central Government has recently permitted how many Public Sector Banks to raise Rs 2,914.038 crore from market to strengthen their capital base?
Answer – A.12
22.Name the new health scheme launched by Andhra Pradesh Government for the Above Poverty Line families of the state on January 1, 2017?
A.Arogya Swasthiya Bima Yojana
B.Suraksha Bima Yojana
C.Arogya Raksha Scheme
D.State Government Health Scheme
Answer – C.Arogya Raksha Scheme
23.In which state is the world’s largest 11-day Gala Festival “Bargarh Dhanua Jatra” organized?
Answer – A.Odisha
24.With which country India exchanges a list of nuclear installations and facilities every year on January 1 under an agreement that prohibits the two countries to attack each other’s atomic facilities?
Answer – D.Pakistan
25.Who has been honored with the Nishan-e-Imtiaz, a civil decoration organized by Pakistan to recognize valuable services for the country?
A.Shafi ur Rahman
C.Qamar Javed Bajwa
D.Muhammad Salman Faruqui
Answer – C.Qamar Javed Bajwa
26.Which state has banned the use of Purse Seine Nets for fishing across the state from January 1, 2017 to safeguard a Fingerlings fish species?
Answer – C.Maharashtra
27.British Government is set to mint a new coin of which denomination by the end of March 2017?
Answer – B.1 Pound
28.A Laser walls and smart sensors are soon to be launched at which of the given International borders of India to safeguard from terrorists attacks?
A.India-Myanmar International Borders
B.India-Nepal International Borders
C.India-Sri Lanka International Borders
D.India-Bangladesh International Borders
Answer – D.India-Bangladesh International Borders
29.Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of Union Public Service Commission with effect from January 4, 2017?
A.R. M. Bathew
B.David R. Syiemlieh
C.F. W. Robertson
D.D P Agrawal
Answer – B.David R. Syiemlieh
30.Which bank has partnered with CNX Corporation (CNX) to provide collateral management services for the loans sanctioned to the farmers against warehouse receipt?
B.Bank of Maharashtra
C.Bank of Baroda
D.State Bank of India
Answer – C.Bank of Baroda
31.Which state’s Power Corporation has been awarded with “Best Performing Power Distribution Utility in Power Sector” by Central Board of Irrigation & Power (CBIP)?
A.Punjab State Power Corporation Limited
B.Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited
C.Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation Limited
D.Telangana Power Generation Corporation Limited
Answer – A.Punjab State Power Corporation Limited
32.Name the BCCI President who has been recently removed by the Supreme Court for violating its order of implementing Lodha Committee’s Recommendations.
Answer – B.Anurag Thakur
33.Name the newly appointed Chief of Samajwadi Party, replacing Shivpal Singh .
Answer – C.Naresh Uttam
34.India successfully test fired the surface-to-surface strategic ballistic missile off Odisha coast on January 2, 2017. Name the missile.
Answer – D.Agni IV
35.Which organization has launched an android app MUI for the Indian Merchant Navy Officers?
A.Maritime Union of India
B.National Union of Seafarers of India
C.Seafarers National Union
D.National Marine and Infrastructure India Private Limited
Answer – A.Maritime Union of India
36.Who has won the World Blitz Chess Championship 2016?
Answer – D.Sergey Karjakin
37.Which former cricketer has joined as an assistant in the Australian coaching staff to prepare the team for the coming Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka?
Answer – C.Ricky Ponting
38.K V Pusa, who died on January 2, 2017 at the age of 63, was the former Minister of which state?
Answer – B.Nagaland
39.A leap second was added to the Indian clock on January 1, 2017 to synchronize the Indian Standard Time (IST) with the Earth’s Rotational Clock. Who is the in charge to add leap seconds to atomic clock?
A.Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST)
B.National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
C.National Physical Laboratory (NPL)
D.Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES)
Answer – C.National Physical Laboratory (NPL)
40.A Supreme Court Bench on January 1, 2017 ruled out that Seeking votes in name of cast, religion or language is ‘corrupt practice. Who was the head of the bench?
Answer – A.TS Thakur