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1.
Who became the the first Bangladeshi batsman to make 5000 runs in ODI cricket recently

A.Nasir Hossain
B.Soumya Sarkar
C.Mushfiqur Rahim
D.Tamim Iqbal


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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
Tamim Iqbal has just created history. In the 3rd and the deciding ODI between Bangladesh and England, Tamim Iqbal became the first Bangladeshi batsman to make 5000 runs in ODI cricket.
2.
Who has been appointed as the Ambassador of India to the State of Eritrea

A.Ashok Lavasa
B. Rajan Kumar Gupta
C.Sunil Kumar Gulati
D.Amrit Lugun


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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
Shri Amrit Lugun IFS (1989), presently Ambassador of India to the Republic of the Sudan, has been concurrently accredited as the Ambassador of India to the State of Eritrea, with residence in Khartoum(Sudan).
3.
PetroFed has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with which institute to undertake study on Climate Change Risks.

A.IIT Kanpur
B.JIPMER
C. TERI
D. SRM


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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
PetroFed, an apex society of entities in the Hydrocarbon sector, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with TERI to undertake study on Climate Change Risks. Preparedness for Oil and Gas Sector.
4.
What is the theme for the 2016 International Day of Rural Women

A.Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.
B.Improving food security and eradicating Rural poverty
C.Empower Rural Women — End Hunger and Poverty.
D.Invest in Rural Women through Training and Information


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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
The International Day of Rural Women was observed across the world on 15 October 2016.The theme for the day for the year 2016 is Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.
5.
Which of the following state has signed a pact with Russia’s JSC United Shipping Corporation for setting up a ship-building unit in the state.

A.Andhra Pradesh
B.Tamil Nadu
C. Odisha
D. Assam


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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
The Economic Development Board of Andhra Pradesh has signed a pact with Russia’s JSC United Shipping Corporation for setting up a ship-building unit in the state.United is expected to invest about Rs 100 crore in the proposed project.
6.
Which of the following state has decided to extend fee waiver to students whose family income limit is less than Rs 6 lakhs.

A.Bihar
B.Odisha
C.Punjab
D. Maharashtra


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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
The Maharashtra government today decided to extend fee waiver to students whose family income limit is less than Rs 6 lakhs, for professional and higher education courses, including medical and engineering.
7.
What is the theme for the 2016 World Sight Day

A.No more Avoidable Blindness
B.Universal Eye Health
C. Eye care for all
D.Stronger Together


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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
The 2016 World Sight Day (WSD) was observed across the world on 13 October 2016.The theme for the WSD 2016 is Stronger Together.
8.
Which of the following Indian scientist won the IAFP Young scientist scholarship award 2016

A.Rajeev Motwani
B. Sunder Lal Hora
C.Kirtiraj Kundlik Gaikwad
D.Vainu Bappu


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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
Kirtiraj Kundlik Gaikwad, an Indian scientist, was on 12 October 2016 awarded with the prestigious IAFP Young scientist scholarship award 2016 for his research work on development of novel oxygen absorbing package in the field of active packaging for oxygen sensitive food products.
9.
The International Day of Rural Women was observed on which date

A.8 March
B. 22 January
C.5 December
D. 15 October


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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
The International Day of Rural Women was observed across the world on 15 October 2016.
10.
Recently,the Safe Motherhood Week starts in which of the following state

A.Assam
B. Punjab
C. Bihar
D.Uttar Pradesh


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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
In Uttar Pradesh, the Safe Motherhood Week is being observed from 14 October to 21 October 2016. The main aim of the 'Safe Motherhood Week' is to decrease the 'Mother Mortality Rate' (MMR) and 'Infant Mortality Rate' (IMR).
11.
Who has been appointed as the brand ambassadors of Public sector bank Bank of Baroda recently

A.P V Sindhu & K Srikanth
B.Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni
C. Saina Nehwal and Sania Mirza
D. Abhinav Bindra and Jitu rai


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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
Public sector bank Bank of Baroda, has signed a principal sponsorship contract with badminton Olympians P V Sindhu and K Srikanth.
12.
The Montreal Protocol is an international treaty designed to protect the _________

A.Water
B.Ozone Layer
C. Soil
D. Trees


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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
The Montreal Protocol, is an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer. It came into force in 1989. It aims at reducing the production and consumption of ozone depleting substances (ODS) in order to protect the earth’s fragile ozone layer.
13.
India has decided to eliminate use of which of the following gas

A.CFC-12
B.HR2D
C. HFC-23
D. SF6


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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
India has decided to eliminate use of HFC-23, a greenhouse gas (GHG) that harms the ozone layer by 2030.
14.
The World Sight Day (WSD) was observed on which date

A.4 January
B. 23 April
C. 17 July
D. 13 October


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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
The 2016 World Sight Day (WSD) was observed across the world on 13 October 2016.
15.
India and which country has signed a bilateral agreement for cooperation in the development of a network of integrated infrastructure irradiation centres.

A.Denmark
B. Russia
C. US
D.Mongolia


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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
India and Russia has signed a bilateral agreement for cooperation in the development of a network of integrated infrastructure irradiation centres on 13 October 2016.
16.
According to the Global Tuberculosis Report 2016,global TB deaths fell by what percent between 2000 and 2015

A.15
B.34
C.29
D.22


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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released the Global Tuberculosis Report 2016 highlighting that countries need to move much faster to prevent, detect and treat Tuberculosis (TB) in order to meet global targets.Although global TB deaths fell by 22 percent between 2000 and 2015.
17.
Who was appointed as the next United Nation Secretary-General

A.Irina Bokova
B.Miroslav Lajcak
C.Antonio Guterres
D.Vuk Jeremic


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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
The 193 member states of the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution by acclamation, appointing Guterres as the ninth U.N. Secretary-General.Guterres, who succeeds Ban Ki-moon, will assume his new role on 1 January 2017 for a five-year term that can be renewed by member states for an additional five years.

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