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1.
Who has Won Israel Prize for Religious Studies for Research on India

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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
Renowned Indologist Professor David Shulman on 14 February 2016 was awarded the prestigious Israel Prize for Religious Studies for his breakthrough research into the literature and culture of southern India. Israel�s Education Minister Naftali Bennett approved the recommendation of the prize committee, headed by Professor Shaul Shaked.
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Scientists from Which of the following Institution discovered five new Jupiter-like Planets that orbits very close to their host Stars

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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
Sientists have discovered five new Jupiter-like planets that are similar in characteristics to our solar system�s biggest planet and orbit very close to their host stars.Researchers from Keele University in UK used the Wide Angle Search for Planets-South (WASP-South) instrument � an array of eight cameras observing selected regions of the southern sky, to study five stars showing planet-like transits in their light curve. The newly discovered planets were designated WASP-119 b, WASP-124 b, WASP-126 b, WASP-129 b and WASP-133 b.
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Names of new planets discovered in five Jupiter like Planets

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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
Sientists have discovered five new Jupiter-like planets that are similar in characteristics to our solar system’s biggest planet and orbit very close to their host stars.Researchers from Keele University in UK used the Wide Angle Search for Planets-South (WASP-South) instrument — an array of eight cameras observing selected regions of the southern sky, to study five stars showing planet-like transits in their light curve. The newly discovered planets were designated WASP-119 b, WASP-124 b, WASP-126 b, WASP-129 b and WASP-133 b.
4.
In Which Country First Tested Google Project Loon's

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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
Google is poised to begin trialling its �Project Loon� balloon-based Internet access network in Sri Lanka, where the Government has agreed to acquire a stake in the project, according to the company.One of the three balloons to be used in the trials entered Sri Lanka�s airspace on Monday, after having been launched in South America, and a Google team is expected to arrive in the country this week to test flight controls and other technical aspects of the project, according to a Sri Lankan government representative.Project Loon aims to introduce affordable Internet connectivity to remote areas, and Google has tested its balloons in regions such as the Australian outback and rural South America.
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The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation on 18 February 2016 sanctioned 82000 Houses in How many cities

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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation on 18 February 2016 sanctioned construction of around eighty two thousand houses for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in urban areas of 163 cities. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation said a total central assistance of Rs 1,226 crore � at the rate of Rs 1.50 lakh for each house � will be provided under the Prime Minister�s Awas Yojana (Urban) with the overall cost of the project estimated to be Rs 4,076 crore.
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On Whose Birth Day E-agri Market to be Launched

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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced that the ‘National Agriculture Market’, a digital platform for farmers, will be launched on Ambedkar’s birth anniversary on April 14. The government allotted ?200 crore to integrate 585 wholesale markets across India under the e-agri platform in phases by 2018. Modi also directed state governments to help double their farmers’ incomes by 2022.
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What are the Information Provided in 'India-2016' And 'Bharat - 2016'

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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Arun Jaitley on Thursday released ‘Bharat 2016’ and ‘India 2016’ year books.These books give comprehensive information about the country and various States and Union Territories including functioning of the Government and the economy. It also provides detailed information on various schemes and projects of Government and its various departments It is particularly important for competitive exams. The electronic version for both the yearbooks were also launched simultaneously with the print version for the first time. The E versions will be cheaper and easier to store and will be priced at 75% of the print book cost.
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In Which Hospital to Win Raksha Mantri Trophy for Best Service Hospital

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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
The Command Hospital (Eastern Command), Kolkata, on 18 February 2016 was awarded with the Best Service Hospital. The Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar presented the trophy and citation to the hospital�s Commandant Major General TS Ahluwalia in the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) in Kolkata. The trophy for the Second Best Hospital was presented to INHS Asvini, Mumbai, which was received by its Commandant Surgeon Rear Admiral AA Pawar.
9.
West Indies Cricketer Andy Ganteaume was a

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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
Andy Ganteaume, the former West Indies and Trinidad
10.
How Many Songs are Written by Sameer Anjaan

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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
Lyricist Sameer Anjaan (Shitala Pandey) had been entered in the Guinness Book of World Records forwriting the most inexhaustible number of songs in Bollywood. He become the first ever lyricist to enter the Guinness Book of World Records. He was awarded for writing most number of Bollywood movies songs. He had written 3,524 songs for 650 films in the last 30 years. The award show was organized at hotel Sun N Sand in Mumbai. This is the first time when a lyricist had been awarded with Guinnes book record.
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Nepal Government on 18 February 2016 decided to constitute political committee,How Many members available

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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
Nepal Government on 18 February 2016 decided to constitute an 11-member-political committee to study the demarcation of federal states on the constitution. It will also review the disputed provisions within the country’s new constitution that was adopted on 20 September 2015. The 11-member will be chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kamal Thapa and will also include representatives from the agitating Madhesis. Moreover, the committee will decide its terms of reference (ToR) on its own. The committee is mandated to prepare its report and suggest recommendations within three months after it gets full shape.
12.
What is the Position of Jayant Misra

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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
Senior IRS officer Jayant Misra has been appointed as Director General of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI). The post was vacant for the last eight months. The move comes two days after a Special Investigation Team (SIT) asked the DRI to verify if USD 505 billion was transacted out of the country between 2004 2013 as part of trade-based money laundering. Misra is currently DG (Systems) at the Directorate General of Systems and Data Management. Najib Shah, who is now Chairman of Central Board of Excise and Customs, was holding the charge of DG DRI. In October, Shah was appointed as CBEC chief and continued to hold the charge of DRI, entrusted with responsibilities to check customs duty evasion and blackmoney.
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In which Country was the Polish film director Andrzej Zulawski born

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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
Polish film director Andrzej Zulawski passed away on 17 February 2016 in Warsaw, Poland after a long struggle with cancer. He was 75. Zulawski was known for an idiosyncratic approach to storytelling and blending surrealism, horror and psychic excess in the emotionally savage films like That Most Important Thing: Love, Possession and My Nights Are More Beautiful Than Your Days. He often went against mainstream commercialism in his films, and enjoyed success mostly with European art-house audiences. That Most Important Thing: Love in 1975, he returned to Poland where he spent two years making On the Silver Globe. The work on this film was interrupted by the Polish authorities. After that, he moved to France where he became famous for controversial and violent art-house films. Born in occupied Poland in 1940, Zulawski left for Paris at the age of five with his parents and later studied at the Sorbonne.
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India-Myanmar Coordinated Patrol (IMCOR) was conducted jointly by ships of both navies,But What is the name of Indian Ship Name

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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
Fourth edition of India-Myanmar Coordinated Patrol (IMCOR) was conducted jointly by ships of both navies along the International Maritime Boundary Line in the Andaman Sea. Indian Navy ships Saryu and Bitra along with Union of Myanmar ships Aung Zeya and FAC 563 participated in the four-day IMCOR that concluded on Tuesday. Naval Component Commander from the Tri-Service HQs in Port Blair Cmde Girish Garg was embarked onboard INS Saryu.
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In Which Countiries the World Bank pledges to give $150 Million to fight Zika Virus

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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
The World Bank Group announced Thursday it will extend $150 million in financing to Latin American and Caribbean nations affected by the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease that’s been linked to a serious birth defect and is estimated to have only a “moderate” economic impact in the short term. Initial projections by the bank say Zika will cost the region about $3.5 billion, or 0.06 percent of gross domestic product, in 2016. The damage could grow to more than 1 percent of GDP, however, in Caribbean nations that are heavily dependent on tourism.
16.
What is the use of isro and Toronto Institute Development Satellite

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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
Scientists are not always discovering new galaxies or working on ultra cool space mission projects. They do a lot of things for the welfare of our country as well. Space Applications Centre (SAC) of the Indian Space Research Organisation is collaborating with University of Toronto�s Institute for Aerospace Studies to come up with a satellite to keep a check on air pollution levels. The Next Generation Earth Monitoring and Observation and Aerosol Monitoring (NEMO-AM) satellite will monitor air pollutants in some of the country�s most polluted cities like Delhi, Lucknow, Amritsar, and Allahabad.
17.
Who is the Indian Teacher Nominated for Global Teacher Prize

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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
Robin Chaurasiya from Mumbai who founded the NGO Kranti, has been short-listed as one of the top-10 finalists for this years Global Teacher Prize – the Nobel Prize of teaching. 30-year-old Chaurasiya who was born in Los Angeles and served with the US Air Force for several years, which she was forced to leave because of her sexuality. Other nominees include teachers from the United States, Britain, Finland, Australia, Kenya, Japan, Palestinian and Pakistan.
18.
In Which field is related to ENVIS portal

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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
The Government today reiterated the need to reach out to the people on environmental issues and creating more awareness among them.ENVIS Portal runs parallel with the objectives of Digital India which works on improving the digital literacy in the environment sector and deliver services digitally. It will play important role integrating network of ENVIS centres. The purpose of the scheme is to integrate country-wide efforts in environmental information collection, storage, collation, retrieval and dissemination. The ENVIS network presently consists of 69 centers.
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Name of the Satellite launched by Japan

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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
Japan successfully launched a jointly developed space observation satellite on Wednesday tasked with studying mysterious black holes, the country space agency said.The ASTRO-H satellite, developed in collaboration between the agency, NASA and other groups, is set to orbit at an altitude of about 360 miles and observe X-rays emanating mainly from black holes and galaxy clusters.Black holes have never been directly observed, but the announcement on the first detection of gravitational waves earlier this month indirectly added to the evidence that black holes do actually exist.
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BHEL on 18 February 2016 commissioned a 270 MW generation unit in Which State

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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
State-run equipment maker Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) on 18 February 2016 commissioned a 270 MW generation unit at the Goindwal Sahib Thermal Power Project of private producer GVK Power
21.
Ustad Abdul Rashid Rhan is Related to the Follwing Field

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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
Veteran Hindustani classical singer Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan died in Kolkata on 18 February 2016. He was 107. Born in Uttar Pradesh in 1908, Khan belonged to Gwalior Gharana, was a resident Guru at ITC Sangeet Research Academy in Kolkata. Khan�s traditional compositions have been recorded by the BBC and Iraq Radio. On the other hand, organizations like Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Academi, Lucknow and ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata have recorded and preserved many compositions.
22.
In Which title to Win 2015 World Press Photo particiapted tittle name

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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
The jury of the 59th annual World Press Photo Contest has selected an image by Australian photographer Warren Richardson as the World Press Photo of the Year 2015. The picture titled “Hope for a New Life” captures the drama of one crossing on the Serbo-Hungarian border, as more than a million people made their way to Europe’s shores in 2015 nearly half of them fleeing Syria’s brutal civil war.
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Who is the Winner of World Press Photo of 2015

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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
The jury of the 59th annual World Press Photo Contest has selected an image by Australian photographer Warren Richardson as the World Press Photo of the Year 2015. The picture titled “Hope for a New Life” captures the drama of one crossing on the Serbo-Hungarian border, as more than a million people made their way to Europe’s shores in 2015 nearly half of them fleeing Syria’s brutal civil war.
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In Which State Introduce Free Bus Pass Scheme

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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on 18 February 2016 announced a free bus pass scheme for senior citizens in Chennai. The scheme would come into effect from 24 February 2016, the day that coincides with the birthday of Jayalalitha.The beneficiaries will be given ten tokens every month for the free travel .
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In Which Junction has Indian Railways introduce first ultra modern computer based signalling system

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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
North Central Railway in association with the Construction and open line Units of the Railway on 14 February 2016 commissioned an ultra modern computer-based signaling system at the Khurja junction. With this commissioning, the Khurja Yard, which is a part of the Allahabad Railway Division, will have a 256 possible movements leading to immense flexibility and faster clearance of trains.

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