1.Wishbank recently sanctioned how many million dollar aid for Ganga revitalization program?
a. 60 million dollars
b. $ 40 million
c. 700 million dollars
d. 90 million dollars

ANSWER: b. The $ 400 million
World Bank has expanded its support for the Ganga revitalization program of the government. The World Bank recently approved assistance of $ 400 million or about Rs 3,000 crore for the Ganga revitalization program. This will help reduce pollution of the Ganges river. The World Bank said that this help will help strengthen the management of the river basin.

2.Which senior diplomat has been appointed as the next permanent representative of India to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva?
a. Indramani Pandey
b. Rahul Sachdeva
c. Nirmal Tyagi
d. Manoj Pandey

ANSWER: a. Indramani Pandey
Indramani Pandey is a 1990 batch Indian Foreign Service officer and is currently Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. In his nearly three-decade career, Indramani Pandey has been employed in Indian missions in Damascus, Cairo, Islamabad, Kabul, Muscat and Geneva.

3.Recently for how many months the Central Government has declared the entire Nagaland as a ‘disturbed area’?
a. Ten months
b. Fourteen months
c. Three months
d. Six months

ANSWER: d. Six months
, the state has been declared as a disturbed area many times in the past due to continuous internal rebellion and terrorist activities in the state of Nagaland. Under AFSPA law, army personnel have the right to search any person only on the basis of doubt. During the arrest, army personnel can enter the person’s house and conduct a search on the basis of suspicion.

4.Which Argentine footballer recently completed the 700th goal of his career against Atletico Madrid?
a. Lionel Messi
b. Sergio Romero
c. Franco Armani
d. Marcos Rojo

ANSWER: a. Lionel Messi Lionel Messi of
Argentina recently completed his career’s 700th goal against Atletico Madrid, but he could not win his team Barcelona. Barcelona and Atlético Madrid drew 2–2 in the Spanish football tournament La Liga. Messi achieved this feat in the 862nd match. He has scored 630 goals in the 724th match for his club Barcelona. He has scored 70 goals so far for his country Argentina. Messi is at number 7 of the 700 goals scored. So far, 805 goals have been scored by Australia’s Joseph Beacon.

5.After leaving the post of ICC President Shashank Manohar, who among the following has been appointed as the interim president till the election?
a. Saurabh Ganguly
b. Sachin Tendulkar
c. Imran Khawaja
d. Sunil gavaskar

ANSWER: c. Imran Khawaja
International Cricket Council chairman Shashank Manohar has resigned after completing his two-year term. Till the appointment of the new chairman, deputy chairman Imran Khawaja will succeed him. Shashank Manohar took over as the ICC chairman in November 2015. Shashank Manohar was also the President of the Board of Cricket in India (BCCI) from 2008 to 2011. The ICC board is expected to approve the process of electing the next president by next week.