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Name the BJP leader who was appointed by President of India Ram Nath Kovind as the President of Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR)?
ICCR was founded in 1950 by India's first Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.
Vinay Sahasrabuddhe
India successfully test-fired an indigenously developed ______________ supersonic interceptor missile, capable of destroying an incoming ballistic missile at low altitude. Advanced Air Defence (AAD)
Name the Bollywood actress who has been named PETA's Person of the Year by animal rights organisation People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)?
Some of her recent efforts to protect animals include launching her cruelty-free NUSH clothing line and visiting an animal shelter and promoting its work on her social media platforms. She also launched a campaign called PAWsitive to raise awareness of the suffering fireworks cause to animals.
Anushka Sharma
Who was appointed as Joint Secretary in Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC)? Sumita Misra
In which city the association of Indian Football Coaches has been launched?
It has been launched with an aim to build strong network of licensed coaches in country.
Name the Indian shooter from Haryana who won the women's 25m pistol gold with a new record at the 61st National Shooting Championship Competitions? Anisa Sayyed
Name the veteran playback singer who has been awarded the Harivarasanam Award 2017 by the Kerala Government? KS Chitra
Name the Union Minister who launched Livestock Disease Forewarning (LDF) Mobile App? Radha Mohan Singh
Which country will host the 2018 ASEAN-India Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD)? Singapore
Which Union Ministry has launched the pilot project 'Blue Flag' to develop and enhance standards of cleanliness on beaches? Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
In which city the Indian Railways flagged off India's first air-conditioned suburban local train? Mumbai
Which Indian city becomes the first Indian city to have its own logo?
The logo was designed by Nammur, a design start-up, which won a contest and received a prize money of Rs 5 lakh from the state government.
Which city will host the Indian Science Congress 2018? Imphal
The 78th session of Indian History Congress was inaugurated in which city? Kolkata
Which state recently signed loan agreement of USD 318 million with World Bank for support in the Climate Resilient Agriculture technologies? Tamil Nadu
Which state launched a free household power connection scheme 'Prakash hai to vikas hai' Scheme, a free household power connection scheme for the poor in the state? Uttar Pradesh
Who sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh on 27th December 2017? Jai Ram Thakur
Which state government has launched a mobile app aimed at connecting 16,000 members of School Management Committees (SMCs)? Delhi
The Parliament of India has passed a law extending the deadline by three years for protection of illegal structures in which city? New Delhi
On which day Good Governance Day is observed across India?
It was established in 2014 to honor Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee by fostering awareness among the people of accountability in government.
25th December
Name the BJP leader who sworn in as the Chief Minister of Gujarat for the second consecutive term?
He will be the 16th Chief Minister of Gujarat.
Vijay Rupani
Who was appointed as the Director General of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)? Abhay
Eka Bisht is related to which sports? Cricket
Which project was launched by the Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha on 21st December 2017 to improve the quality of service, add value to services and achieve 'financial inclusion' of un-banked rural population? DARPAN – Digital Advancement of Rural Post Office for A New India
For which English novel Mamang Dai's name has been selected for Sahitya Akademi Award 2017?
Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters, annually confers on writers of outstanding works in one of the twenty-four major Indian languages.
The Black Hill
Government of which state has approved the setting up of 'cow protection committees'? Uttar Pradesh
Name the eminent Bengali poet who has been chosen for the 31st Moortidevi Award for the year 2017 for his poetry collection titled 'Du Dondo Phowara Matro'? Joy Goswami
Who resigned as the Chairperson of National Green Tribunal on 19 December 2017 after completing his five-year tenure? Justice Swatanter Kumar
With which country India has signed a MoU to develop Rakhine state, to enable safe return of Rohingya Muslims? Myanmar
Name the Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri and Director General, Missiles and Strategic Systems, who has been conferred with the prestigious National Design Award?
He has bagged this award for his significant national contribution towards indigenous design and development of diversified missile systems, guided weapons, avionics technologies and for his sustained efforts leading to the advancement of aerospace technologies and industries in India.
G. Satheesh Reddy
The government of which state has imposed a complete ban on manufacturing, sale, production, storage, supply, and usage of the kite-flying thread made out of nylon, plastic or any other synthetic material including the Chinese 'manjha' (dor) in the state? Punjab
Which country has overtaken Saudi Arabia for the first time to become India's top crude oil supplier in the current fiscal, helped by sales of discounted heavy crude? Iraq
Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Bill, 2017 was passed by? Lok Sabha
The Jokapatha village, situated in mountainous region got electricity connection for the first time. It had been deprived of power supply since independence. In which state this village is situated? Chhattisgarh
Which company has entered into a partnership with UNESCO to launch virtual reality content and 360-degree videos on Indian heritage sites?
As per company statement, it has entered into a partnership with UNESCO MGIEP (Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development) to launch 360 video and virtual reality (VR) content of two magnificent Indian heritage sites, the Sun Temple in Konark, Odisha and Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh.
Which state recently celebrated its 56th Liberation Day in India?
The state was liberated on this day in 1961 from Portuguese control after almost 450 years of colonial rule.
With which automobile manufacturer the Ministry of Skill Development entered into an agreement to provide high employment potential trades related to automobile and manufacturing industry to youth under the Skill India Mission? Maruti Suzuki India Limited
Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi dedicated the 60 MW Tuirial Hydro Electric Power Project (HEPP) to the Nation. In which state this project is situated?
The Tuirial HEPP has been constructed as a Central Sector Project and implemented by North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO), under the administrative control of the Ministry of Power, Government of India.
On which day Vijay Diwas is commemorated every year in India to marks its military victory over Pakistan in 1971 during the war for the independence of Bangladesh from Pakistan? 16th December
The Union cabinet recently approved a bill that criminalised which Islamic practice? Triple Talaq
Which state government has made it compulsory for all Government offices to install LED bulbs? Uttarakhand
Which coastal town of Kerala has been recognised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as one of the five models across the world for fighting the pollution menace by successfully implementing the solid waste management system? Alappuzha
What is the name of first Made-In-India Scorpene Class non-nuclear Submarine which was inducted into Indian Navy on 14th December 2017? INS Kalvari
Which Indian cricketer became the first-ever batsman to score 3 double centuries in ODIs? Rohit Sharma
Who has been elected as the new President of Indian Olympic Association (IOA)? Narinder Batra
Name the notable Hindi scholar and writer who was selected for the Vyas Samman award for her novel 'Dukkham Sukkham'? Mamta Kalia
Which Indian actress was honoured with the 2017 Mother Teresa Memorial Award for social justice? Priyanka Chopra
To which organisation India has been re-elected under Category B that represents nations with the largest interests in international sea borne trade? International Maritime Organisation
Name the Mela which is held once every 12 years and which has been recognised as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity by the UNESCO? Kumbh Mela
Name the cyclone which formed as a depression over southwest Bay of Bengal on 29th November 2017 and intensified into a cyclone off the Kanyakumari coast in Tamil Nadu on 30th November and travelled up to the Gujarat coast before it dissipated on 6th December after weakening into a low pressure area? Ockhi
Which district of Uttar Pradesh has been included in the National Capital Region (NCR)? Shamli
Which State becomes the first state in the country after it's assembly unanimously passed a bill awarding death to those found guilty of raping girls aged 12 and below? Madhya Pradesh
At which place in Gujarat the Union Cabinet has approved the proposal of Ministry of Railways to set up first ever National Rail and Transport University (NRTU)? Vadodara


Which country's parliament passed a law limiting the powers of its police? Israel
Which city will host Commonwealth Games in 2022? Birmingham
Which international organisation in its resolution rejected United States recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital?
One hundred and twenty-eight countries including India voted in favor of the resolution. Nine countries voted against and thirty-five countries abstained.
UN General Assembly
Name the Real Madrid footballer who has been awarded the Globe Soccer Award for the Best Player of the Year 2017? Cristiano Ronaldo
Who has been named Time's 2017 Person of the Year for shedding light on sexual harassment and abuse in America? The Silence Breakers
Which country has largest diaspora population in the world, with over 15 million migrants from the country living abroad, according to the World Migration Report 2018 published by the International Organisation for Migration, the United Nations migration agency? India
Regulator of which country voted to repeal net neutrality rules? USA
Who won the 2017 presidential election of Chile? Sebastian Pinera
Which country won the gold medal at the Hockey World League Final? Australia
The mountain which has been confirmed to be the highest mountain in the British Antarctic territory after British scientists discovered that explorers in the 1930s measured the mountain incorrectly?
The mountain is 377m (1,237 ft) taller than previously thought, standing at 3,239m (10,654 ft) above sea level and is higher than Mt Jackson which was till now considered to be the highest.
Mount Hope
Which country will host 2021 Champions Trophy and 2023 World Cup? India
Which country has become the 163rd nation to accede to the anti-personnel land mine ban convention, fulfilling the pledge it made last year to join the international community in supporting the ongoing landmine clearance programme? Sri Lanka
Which Arabian country lifted ban on movie theatres after 35 years? Saudi Arabia
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year for 2017 was? Feminism
International Mountain Day was observed across the world on? 11th December
Which country has been banned from competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics over doping scandal? Russia
United Nations Human Rights Day was observed across the world on? 10th December
International Civil Aviation Day was observed across the world on? 7th December
World Soil Day was observed across the world on? 5th December
Name the Real Madrid player who has been awarded the FIFA Ballon d'Or for the fifth time? Cristiano Ronaldo
Oxford Dictionary Word of the Year for 2017 was? Youthquake
Name the South African human rights activist who has been appointed as the next Secretary General of Amnesty International?
He will take over from Indian activist Salil Shetty in August 2018.
Kumi Naidoo
World AIDS Day was observed across the world on? 1st December