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Who assumed charge of the Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities in New Delhi on 26th May 2017? Syed Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi
At which place in Assam, the Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval on 24th May 2017 for establishment of AIIMS? The cost of the project is Rs 1123 crore and it will be set up under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY). Kamrup
A new bacteria found only on the International Space Station (ISS) has been named after which former President of India by Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the foremost lab of NASA? A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
The bacteria is named Solibacillus kalamii.
Which team won the Federation Cup 2016-17 football tournament defeating Mohan Bagan in the finals in Cuttack? Bengaluru FC
At which place Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated India's first multi-modal electric vehicle project and Ola electric charging station to mark the third anniversary of the Narendra Modi government? The pilot project envisages a fleet of 200 electric-powered public transport vehicles which would be run on cab aggregator Ola's app platform. Nagpur
Which ministry issued new rules to regulate animal markets with the stated objective of preventing cruelty to animals and streamlining trade in cattle? These rules also seek to ensure that these animal markets can no longer be used to sell or purchase cattle for slaughtering them for meat. The new rules would apply to bulls, cows, buffaloes and camels. Union Environment Ministry
In which state Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India's longest bridge, the 9.15 km Dhola-Sadiya bridge (Bhupen Hazarika Setu) across river Lohit? The bridge is 3.55 km longer than the Bandra-Worli Sea Link in Mumbai. Assam
Name the Indian off-spinner who on 24th May 2017 won the coveted International Cricketer of the Year award at the CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) International awards 2017? Ravichandran Ashwin
Name the American car manufacturing company which has decided to stop selling its cars in India from the end 2017? General Motors
India overtook Japan to become the second-largest steel producer in the world in 2016, according to data released by the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF). Who is in the first place? China
Name the MD and CEO of ICICI Bank who was awarded the Woodrow Wilson Award for Global Corporate Citizenship from the Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington DC on May 10? Chanda Kochhar
Name the woman from Arunachal Pradesh who has become the first woman in the world to scale Mt. Everest twice in 5 days? Anshu Jamsenpa
Name the Union Science and Technology minister who on 22nd May 2017 took over the charge of the environment ministry that fell vacant after the death of Anil Madhav Dave? Harsh Vardhan
Indian Railways has launched a new premier train, called the Tejas Express, India's first semi-high speed full AC train. The train will run between? Mumbai and Goa
Sanjay Gubbi of Karnataka and Purnima Barman of Assam have won the prestigious Whitley Award for their efforts in wildlife conservation. This award is popularly known as: Green Oscars
Name the GVK group-run Indian airport which has become the world's busiest amongst the single-runway facilities by handling 837 flights a day or one in 65 seconds on an average in fiscal 2017, taking over London's Gatwick airport that handles 757 flights a day? Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai
Name the legendary Indian movie star who has been appointed by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 12th May 2017 as its Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis B in South-East Asia Region to boost awareness and intensify action to arrest the hepatitis epidemic? Amitabh Bachchan
Name the vaccine launched by Union Health Minister J P Nadda under Universal Immunization Programme (UIP)? Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV)
Name the Indian pacer who has become the leading wicket-taker in Women's One-Day Internationals surpassing Australian Cathryn Fitzpatrick's record of 180 wickets? Jhulan Goswami
Which program is launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the conservation of river Narmada which is a life line of Madhya Pradesh? Narmada Seva Mission
Name the Indian scientist who has won the prestigious Dan David prize for his contributions in the field of astronomy? He is a professor of astrophysics and planetary science at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. Shrinivas Kulkarni
Name the Union Environment Minister, a member of the Rajya Sabha since 2009, who passed away at the age of 60 years? Anil Madhav Dave
For the first time in three decades, the Indian Army on 18th May 2017 received two new artillery guns systems. The _______ ultra-light howitzers which arrived in India are part of 145-gun order sealed in a government-to-government deal with the United States for 700 million dollars. M-777
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee delivered the 1st Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Memorial Lecture on the topic "History of Parliamentary Democracy in India" on 15th May 2017. Name the Chief Minister of Sikkim who was presented the 1st Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Life Time Achievement Honour in Public Service by the President on this occasion? Pawan Kumar Chamling
Name the veteran Bollywood actress who passed away at the age of 59 after reportedly suffering from cardiac arrest? She has acted in movies like Hum Saath Saath Hai, Vaastav, Hum Aapke Hai Koun, Maine Pyaar Kiya and many others hindi and marathi films. Reema Lagoo
Which company emerged as the most valuable brand in India at an estimated brand value of $13.1 billion according to a Brand Finance report that lists India's 100 most valuable brands? Brand Finance is a global brand valuation and strategy consultancy firm. Airtel and LIC are at second and third place respectively. Tata Group
Which telecom operator has inked a clutch of agreements with social media website Facebook and mobile wallet company MobiKwik as its looks to popularise the internet and its value added services among customers? The pacts were signed to commemorate the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day. BSNL
The Union Cabinet on 17th May 2017 cleared the proposal to construct 10 indigenous pressurised heavy water nuclear reactors. What will be the total capacity 10 reactors? 7000 MW (700 MW each)
Name the woman from Arunachal Pradesh who on 16th May 2017 scaled the Mount Everest for the fourth time becoming the first Indian woman to do so? Anshu Jamsenpa
Which Indian institute has successfully created the country's first smart grid project, which will generate power from renewable sources of energy like solar, wind and vegetable waste? Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST)
Name the China's project the opening ceremony of which was skipped by India citing sovereignty concern over the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)? One Belt, One Road or OBOR project
According to the International Monetary Fund report India will grow at ___ per cent in 2018-19? 7.7%
India has been unanimously elected as the president of the __________, an organ of the United Nations to promote sustainable human settlements across the globe. UN-Habitat
With which multinational computer technology corporation Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Raghubar Das signed an MoU for driving digital transformation, particularly to improve citizen services and promote start-ups in the state? Oracle
Name the Indian boxer who won silver medal in the 60-kg category at the Asian Boxing Championshp held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan? Shiva Thapa
India successfully launched the 2230 kg South Asia Satellite, intended to serve economic and developmental priorities of South Asian nations, using its rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09) on 5th May 2017. What is its official name? GSAT-9
Which State has been declared by the Centre as a "disturbed" area under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act - the AFSPA, for three more months, citing various violent activities by insurgent groups ULFA, NDFB and others? Assam
At which place the Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari today inaugurated Praj Industries' second generation integrated bio-refinery demonstration plant for renewable fuels and chemicals? It s India's first second-generation bio-refinery demonstration plant which is capable of producing 1 million litres per annum (MLPA) of ethanol. Pune
Name the film which has become the first Indian film to gross Rs 1000 crore worldwide? Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
Name the first woman judge of Delhi High Court and and also the first woman chief justice of a state high court (Himachal Pradesh) who passed away at the age of 86? Leila Seth
Which medal was won by world famous sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik at the 10th edition of Moscow sand art championship? Gold
For the students of which country the Government of India is offering "Muktijoddha Scholarship Scheme" for the academic year 2016-2017? Under Muktijoddha Scholarship programme, India distributes scholarship to 800 students of freedom fighters (FFs). Bangladesh
Name the former Union minister who has been selected by Japan for this years Spring Imperial Decorations, for his contribution to strengthening of bilateral ties and promotion of friendship between the two countries? Ashwani Kumar
In how many languages translated volumes of Vachana, penned by 12th century social reformer Basavanna and other saints was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of Basava Jayanthi? 23
On which date Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Divas will be observed by National Mission on Clean Ganga (NMCG) at 12 locations, namely - Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Bhagalpur, Sahibganj, Kolkata, Raj Ghat (Hardoi), Bithoor, Srinagar ( Uttarakhand), Vidhur Kuti (Bijnor) and Devprayag? 2nd May


World No Tobacco Day 2017 was observed across the world on? 31st May
Name the African country which has been accepted as the new member (14th) of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)? Equatorial Guinea
Name the former James Bond star who died in Switzerland at the age of 89? He starred in seven James Bond films - Live and Let Die (1973), The Man With The Golden Gun (1974), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), MoonRaker (1979), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983) and A View To A Kill (1985). Roger Moore
Name the Nepal Prime Minister who on 24th May 2017 resigned after a brief stint of nine months, honouring a power sharing understanding reached between his party and the ruling partner Nepali Congress? Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda'
Name the Ethiopian who was elected as the first ever African head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on 23rd May 2017 replacing Margaret Chan? Tedros Adhanom
Name the South Korean human rights lawyer who was appointed as the 12th President of South Korea? Moon Jae-in
Which country won the 2017 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup? Great Britain
World Red Cross day is observed across the world on? 8th May
International FireFighters Day was observed across the world on? 4th May
Which Hollywood actress won the Genderless Acting Award for Best Actor category at the MTV Movie and TV Awards? Emma Watson
Who is elected as the new President of France? Emmanuel Macron