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Questions:

1.
Which of the following IT sector company has developed first human-like speech recognition system

A.IBM
B. Apple Inc
C. Cisco
D.Microsoft


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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
In a major breakthrough in speech recognition, researchers at Microsoft claim to have developed the first technology that recognises the words in a conversation as well as humans do.
2.
Which one of the following state bank group has won the "Special Award for Excellence in MSME lending" for the year 2014-15

A.State Bank of Hyderabad
B.State Bank of Mysore
C. State Bank of Patiala
D. State Bank of Travancore


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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
State Bank of Patiala has been conferred "Special Award for Excellence in MSME lending" for its performance in lending to the MSME sector during the year 2013-14 and 2014-15 with a growth of Rs 2597 crore (annualized 23%) and Rs 994 crore (annualized 7.10%) respectively, covering the entire range of services.
3.
Which online travel company has acquired rival Indian travel company Ibibo

A.Yatra
B. Cleartrip
C. Travelguru
D.MakeMyTrip


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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
Homegrown online travel company MakeMyTrip, a Nasdaq listed firm has decided to acquire rival Indian travel company Ibibo at an undisclosed amount to form the country’s biggest online travel company.
4.
Which of the following company has won the Sustainable Manufacturing of Make in India Award at the Make in India Awards 2016.

A.Jindal Stainless (Hisar) Ltd
B. Birla Copper
C.Hindalco Industries
D.Tata Steel


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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
Tata Steel has been conferred the Sustainable Manufacturing of Make in India Award at the Make in India Awards 2016.
5.
Which of the following union minister has launched logo for IPR cell in patent push

A.Sushma Swaraj
B. Arun Jaitley
C. Venkaiah Naidu
D.Nirmala Sitharaman


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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today launched a logo of the Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM).
6.
The Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal II (KWDT-II) headed by Justice Brijesh Kumar, has decided to maintain status quo on the allocation of Krishna River water among all four riparian states.which of the following state not a part of among four states.

A.Maharashtra
B.Tamil Nadu
C. Karnataka
D. Telangana


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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
The Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal II (KWDT-II) headed by Justice Brijesh Kumar, has decided to maintain status quo on the allocation of Krishna River water among all four riparian states viz. Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
7.
Which of the following railway sections of Gujarat as Green Train Corridors declared by the Ministry of Railways

A.Okha-Kanalus
B. Porbandar-Wansjaliya
C. Both a & b
D. None of these


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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
The Union Ministry of Railways has declared the Okha-Kanalus and the Porbandar-Wansjaliya railway sections of Gujarat as Green Train Corridors.
8.
Who has assumed office as the Commandant of the Indian Naval Academy in Kerala

A.William Edward Parry
B.Robin K Dhowan
C. SV Bhokare
D. None of these


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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
Vice Admiral S V Bhokare has assumed office as the Commandant of the Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala in Kerala on 20 October 2016.
9.
The State Bank of India (SBI) has declared Silchar as it's __________ Zone in North-East India.

A.3rd
B. 2nd
C. 5th
D. 1st


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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
The State Bank of India (SBI) has declared Silchar as its 5th zone in North-East India on 20 October 2016. This zone will cater to the banking needs of the people of Mizoram, Tripura and Manipur along with the Barak Valley.
10.
Which of the following country has decided to enforce a complete ban on Indian TV and radio contents from 21 October 2016.

A.Bangladesh
B. Sri Lanka
C.China
D. Pakistan


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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
Pakistan's media regulatory authority has decided to enforce a complete ban on Indian TV and radio contents from 21 October 2016. It has warned that the licences of those found guilty of violating the ban will be suspended.
11.
Who has been appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of Odisha

A. PL Punia
B. KJ Alphons
C.Yashwant Sinha
D. Sunil Kumar


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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
Retired bureaucrat Sunil Kumar Mishra was appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of Odisha on 19 October 2016. Governor Dr. S C Jamir approved the name of Mishra, an official release said.
12.
Which of the following Indian-American was appointed as member of the US Department of Homeland Security's Academic Advisory Council.

A.Kaushik Basu
B. Sugata Bose
C.Bhairavi Desai
D.Renu Khator


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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
A top Indian-American woman academic and president of the University of Houston was today appointed as member of the US Department of Homeland Securitys Academic Advisory Council.The appointment of Renu Khator, Chancellor of the University of Houston System and president of the University of Houston (UH).
13.
The Ministry of Urban Development and which ministry signed an MoU under which railway stations and adjoining areas will be redeveloped on smart city lines for enhancing passenger amenities

A.Ministry of Finance
B.Ministry of Road and Transport
C.Ministry of Railways
D. Ministry of Water Resource


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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
The Ministry of Urban Development and the Ministry of Railways on Wednesday signed an MoU under which railway stations and adjoining areas will be redeveloped on smart city lines for enhancing passenger amenities, easy access to stations, enabling optimal utilisation of land at railway stations.
14.
Which of the following Organisation has pledged 2 billion US dollars aid package to Bangladesh to tackle climate change over the next three years.

A.RBI
B.Asian Development Bank
C. World Bank
D.IMF


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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
The World Bank has pledged 2 billion US dollars aid package to Bangladesh to tackle climate change over the next three years.
15.
India has shown keen desire to initiate a joint venture (JV) arrangement with which country for a multi-billion dollar fertilizer plant located in the North African country.

A.Libya
B. Sudan
C. Egypt
D.Algeria


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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
India has shown keen desire to initiate a joint venture (JV) arrangement with Algeria for a multi-billion dollar fertilizer plant located in the North African country.
16.
The International Conference on Voter Education held in which city

A.Banglore
B. Chennai
C.Kolkata
D.New Delhi


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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
The Election Commission of India hosted the first ever International Conference on Voter Education in New Delhi. The three day (from 19 to 21 October, 2016) conference was inaugurated by the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Dr Nasim Zaidi.
17.
India has signed agreement with which country to lease second Akula-II class nuclear attack submarine (SSN)

A.US
B.China
C. Iraq
D.Russia


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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
India has signed agreement with Russia to lease second Akula-II class nuclear attack submarine (SSN). The deal is believed to be worth about $2 billion.
18.
Recently,which of the following state has launched Kaushalya SETU (Self-Employment and Talent Utilisation) initiative

A.Odisha
B. Maharashtra
C.Haryana
D. Uttar Pradesh


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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
Maharashtra Government has launched Kaushalya SETU (Self-Employment and Talent Utilisation) initiative on 19 October 2016. The initiative, which is a skill development programme for students, is likely to generate employment for as many as 7.5 lakh people in state.
19.
The Indian Boxing Council was recently inducted into the World Boxing Organisation with voting rights. Where is the headquarters of World Boxing Organisation located

A.London, United Kingdom
B. Zurich, Switzerland
C.Puerto Rico
D.San Juan, Puerto Rico


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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
The Indian Boxing Council (IBC) in the second week of October 2016 was inducted into the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) with voting rights. The decision was taken at the WBO's annual convention at Puerto Rico.
20.
Recently,Regulator IRDAI has imposed a penalty of Rs 6 lakh in which of the following insurance company

A.Birla Sun Life Insurance Co. Ltd
B. Shriram Life Insurance
C.Bharti AXA Life Insurance Co. Ltd
D.Aegon Life Insurance Co. Ltd.


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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
Regulator Irdai has imposed a penalty of Rs 6 lakh on Shriram Life Insurance for "casual" approach towards certain norms, among other violations.
21.
Which of the following team won the 2016 World Railway Shooting Championship Cup

A.Pakistan Railways
B. West Indies Railways
C. France Railways
D.Indian Railways


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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
Indian Railways in the second week of October 2016 won the World Railway Shooting Championship Cup. The tournament was held at Saint Mandrier, France.

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