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Name the captain of Indian cricket team (female) who moved up one place to occupy the number one spot in the latest ICC ODI ranking for batswomen? Mithali Raj
Name the captain of Indian cricket team (male) who moved up one place to occupy the number one spot in the latest ICC ODI ranking for batsmen? Virat Kohli
At which place in Madhya Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)? The 750-bed hospital is to be built at a cost of about Rs. 1350 crore. Bilaspur
Heena Sidhu is associated with which sports? Shooting
With which country India conducted joint training (Indra-2017)) in counter-terrorism operations? Russia
According to Bureau of Civil Aviation and Security which can also be used as an identity proof to enter airports? Mobile Aadhar
As per decision of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) the Vigilance Awareness Week with the theme 'My Vision-Corrupt Free India' will be observed from? 30th October to 4th November
Name the Italian Prime Minister who arrived in India on a two day visit, aimed at strengthening the bilateral political and economic relations between the two countries? Paolo Gentiloni
Who became the sixth Indian to complete 9000 runs in One Day International? Virat Kohli
Name the star Indian shuttler who won the men's singles title at the French Open Super Series in Paris by defeating Japan's Kenta Nishimoto 21-14, 21-13 in the final? Kidambi Srikanth
Who became the first Indian player to win four Superseries badminton title in a year? Kidambi Srikanth
Which Indian para-military force has been given access to GSAT-6 communication satellite's feed to track activities along the Himalayan border? Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
How much fund has been released by the Central Government as compensation to states for revenue loss following implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST)? Rs 8698 crore
Which team won their third consecutive Pro Kabaddi title 2017 by defeating Gujarat Fortunegiants (55-38) in the final? Patna Pirates
What is the name of an offshore patrol vessel (OPV) which was entirely developed in-house by Larsen and Toubro (L&T) and which is India's first-ever such defence craft to be built in a private shipyard? Vikram
Which town in Mathura district, Uttar Pradesh was declared as 'pavitra teerth sthals' by the State Government? Vrindavan and Barsana
Name the Indian Shooter who won gold in the women's 10m Air Pistol event at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships held in Brisbane, Australia? Heena Sidhu
Which Indian company became the first Indian company to cross Rs 6 trillion market capitalisation after its share surged over 75% so far this year and hit a fresh lifetime high? Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL)
On which day Infantry Day was celebratd every year by the Indian Army? It was celebrated on this day since on this momentous day in 1947 the first contingent of infantary landed at Srinagar Airfield and fought a courageous battle to save Kashmir Valley from intruders. 27th October
Name the industrialist popularly known as the 'gutkha baron' who died recently due to parotid gland cancer? Rasiklal Dhariwal
Who received the Golden Peacock Award under the category Global Leadership in Public Service and Economic Transformation at the 17th London Global Convention, held in London? Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu
Name the famous classical singer who died of cardiac arrest? She was considered as the queen of Thumri and had received prestigious awards such as Padma Shri (1972), Padma Bhushan (1989) and Padma Vibhushan (2016). Girija Devi
High Court of which state has banned the use of pictures of living persons on banners and hoardings in the State? The order states that pictures of the chief ministers, ministers or politicians cannot be used in posters or hoarings. Tamil Nadu
Which state will be the 'Focus State' in the World Food India (WFI)-2017, the international food event to be held at New Delhi from 3rd November to 5th November? Odisha
Who has been appointed as the CEO of Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI)? NS Venkatesh
Name the former director of the Intelligence Bureau who has been appointed as an interlocutor to initiate and carry forward a dialogue with elected representatives, various organisations and concerned individuals in the state of Jammu and Kashmir? Dineswar Sharma
Union Cabinet has approved the biggest ever highway project to develop and expand approximately 83,000 km of roads at an investment of Rs 6.9 lakh crore by _____. 2022
India defeated which country in the final to win the 2017 Asia Cup hockey tournament? Malaysia
Name the Indian badminton player who won the Denmark Open Super Series defeating South Korean player Lee Hyun-il in the final? Kidambi Srikanth
On which expressway Indian Airforce conducted a major touchdown exercise in which 20 fighter planes including AN-32 (AN-32 plane are meant for assistance and disaster relief) took part? Lucknow-Agra Expressway
In which district of Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first phase of Ghogha-Dahej Roll-on Roll-off ferry service which reduced the 310 km road distance to only 30 km by sea? Bhavnagar
Along with which country India has made agreement to expedite development of the giant Rovuma gas discovery which is planned to be converted into LNG for exports? Mozambique
Name the Solicitor General of India who resinged from his post on 20th October 2017? He was appointed as Solicitor General of India in 2014. Ranjit Kumar
In which state, Govardhan Eco Village, set up by the ISKCON in Palghar district has won the 'Green Platinum Award' instituted by Indian Green Building Council, which is a part of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)? Maharashtra
Name the Carnatic vocalist who has been chosen to be awarded the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration 2015-16? The singer won the Ramon Magsaysay award for bringing 'social inclusiveness in culture' in 2016. TM Krishna
Which Institute has been declared an 'Institute of National Importance' under Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India? Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI)
Name the former powerlifter who has became the first Indian woman to sign up for the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)? Kavita Devi
Name the Indian-origin teenager who has become one of UK's youngest millionaire after his online real estate agency business reached the value of 12 million pounds? Akshay Ruparelia
Name the online campaign launched by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) to end gender bias in women against women? #IamThatWoman
Name the biography of Hema Malini which was released on her 69th birthday? Beyond The Dreamgirl
Name India's first Olympic swimmer who had participated in the 1956 Summer Olympics and passed away at the age of 87? Shamsher Khan
Name the programme launched by Mahindra & Mahindra to empower women working in the agriculture sector by promoting efficient and ergonomic farm tools and equipment? The project will be initially launched in the state of Odisha. Prerna
Name the Indian cricketer who has announced retirement from all formats of the game? Ashish Nehra
Name the Bollywood actor who has been appointed as the new Chairman of Film and Television Institute, Pune replacing the outgoing Chairma, Shri Gajendra Chauhan? Anupam Kher
Name the founder of Sulabh International who has been awarded the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management for the year 2017? Dr Bindeshwar Pathak
Who has been appointed as the new chairman of the State Bank of India (SBI) replacing Ms Arundhati Bhattacharya who retired on 06 Oct 2017? Rajnish Kumar
Name the island located on the banks of the Indira Sagar dam in Madhya Pradesh which plays host to India's largest water carnival - Jal Mahotsav? This eighty-day long festival, held between October and January, is a celebration of Madhya Pradesh's natural beauty and its culture. Hanuwantiya island
Who is the author of the book 'The Coalition Years: 1996 to 2012'? Pranab Mukherjee
Name the veteran filmmaker who passed away ata the age of 88 years? He was best known for his films like Amrapali, Jhuk Gaya Aasman, Professor, Prince, etc. Lekh Tandon
Name the indigenously-built anti-submarine warfare stealth corvette which was commissioned by Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the Eastern Naval Command? INS Kiltan
At which place All India Institute of Ayurveda was set up along the lines of AIIMS? New Delhi
The documentary 'An Insignificant Man', a non-fiction political thriller, is based on which social activist and politician? Arvind Kejriwal
In which city US-based company Mastercard has announced the launch of its global research and development arm Mastercard Labs? Pune
India defeated which team by 4-1 margin to qualify for the 2019 Asian Cup? Macau
Which city in India hosted the international puppet festival named 'PUN (Puppets Unite Neighbours) International Puppet Festival from 26th October to 31st October? Kolkata
Which Indian State has approved reservations for persons with disabilities in government jobs and educational institutions? The provision has been brought in accordance with the Persons With Disabilities Act, 2016. Bihar
To which telecom company the Tata Group has agreed to sell its mobile business to get rid from the loss making venture while bolstering the market share and 4G airwaves capacity of the buyer company? Bharti Airtel
What is the position of India among 119 countries on Global Hunger Index 2017? Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a multi dimension measure that describes state of hunger situation on regional, national and global level. It is published annually by International Food Policy Research Institute. 100


Who was awarded Nobel Prize 2017 in Physics for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves? Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne
Who was awarded Nobel Prize 2017 in Chemistry for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution? Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson
Who was awarded Nobel Prize 2017 in Physiology or Medicine 2017 for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm? Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young
Who was awarded Nobel Prize 2017 in Literature, who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world Kazuo Ishiguro
Who was awarded Nobel Prize Peace Prize 2017 for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons? International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
Who was awarded The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2017 for his contributions to behavioural economics? Richard H. Thaler
United Nations Day was observed on? 24th October
International Day for Eradication of Poverty was observed on? 17th October
World Food Day was observed across the world on? 16th October
International Day of the Girl Child was observed across the world on? 11th October
World Post Day was observed on? 9th October
World Teacher's Day established by UNESCO was observed across the world on? 5th October
International Day of Non-Violence was observed across the world on? 2nd October
Which country was crowned 'Champion of Champions' in the ISSF World Cup 2017 held in New Delhi? China
Which country was topped the medal tally in the ISSF World Cup 2017 held in New Delhi? Italy
Which country won the 2017 FIFA Under-17 Football World Cup for the very first time by defeating Spain by 5-2 margin in the final? England
2017 FIFA Under-17 Football World Cup was held in which country? India
In which country world's first hybrid electric tram powered by hydrogen fuel cells has started running? China
Which region in Spain declared independence from Spain after lawmakers in the autonomous region voted to declare independence? Catalonia
14th South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation in Law (SAARCLAW) Conference was held in which country? Sri Lanka (Colombo)
Who sworn-in as the Prime Minister of New Zealand? Jacinda Ardern
Name the African country which became the first nation to withdraw itself from the International Criminal Court (ICC)? Burundi
On which day World Day for Audiovisual Heritage was observed across the world with the theme 'Discover, remember and share'? 27th October
Which country became first in the world to grant citizenship to a robot named Sophia, an AI robot? Saudi Arabia
In which country electric car maker Tesla has set up its first electric car manufacturing plant outside the US? China
Name the Real Madrid football player who has been awarded the Best FIFA Men's Player Award for the second time? Cristiano Ronaldo
Name the Zimbabwean President who has been removed as goodwill ambassador of World Health Organisation (WHO)? Robert Mugabe
Who is the author of the book 'Lincoln in the Bardo' which won 2017 Man Booker prize? George Saunders (US)
Who was re-elected as the Prime Minister of Japan? Shinzo Abe
In which country world's first floating wind farm has started generating electricity? It will generate 135 GWh of electricity each year/ Scotland
Who was elected as the new Director General of UNESCO - the United Nations education, science and culture agency? She will succeed outgoing Director General Irina Bokova of Bulgaria. Audrey Azoulay
Which two countries had withdrawn from UNESCO recently? US and Israel