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    Source: “THE HINDU – 24/08/2017”

    1.Sankalp Se Sidhi program is being organized across the country to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of which of the following movement:
    a)Civil Disobedience Movement
    b)Quit India Movement
    c)Khilafat Non Cooperation Movement
    d)Dandi March
    Answer: 1
    Explanation: Refer The Hindu Page No 1 dated August 24, 2017.

    2.India’s vision for energy future has which of the following four pillars:
    a.Energy Access
    b.Energy Efficiency
    c.Energy Sustainability
    d.Energy Security
    Options:
    a)1 and 2 only
    b)2 and 3 only
    c)1 and 3 only
    d)All the above
    Answer: 4
    Explanation: Refer The Hindu Page No 1 dated August 24, 2017.

    3.Which of the following statements about ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation) are incorrect:
    a.Oil and Natural Gas Corporation is one of the seven Maharathna companies in India.
    b.It is India’s largest producer of crude oil and natural gas.
    c.Oil and Natural Gas Corporation was the first to discover Shale Gas in India.
    Options:
    a)1 and 2 only
    b)2 and 3 only
    c)1 and 3 only
    d)None of the Above
    Answer: 4
    Explanation: Refer The Hindu Page No 1 dated August 24, 2017.
    4.Which of the following are thethe objectives of the New India Movement (2017 – 2022):
    a.Poverty Free India
    b.Clean India
    c.Terrorism free India
    d.Communalism
    Options:
    a)1 and 2 only
    b)2 and 3 only
    c)1 and 3 only
    d)All of the above
    Answer: 4
    Explanation: Refer The Hindu Page No 1 dated August 24, 2017.

    5. Which of the following statements are correct regarding the Liquor Ban judgement of the Supreme Court:
    a.The earlier judgement of the Supreme Court dealt with a nationwide ban on sale of liquor within a distance of 500 metres along National and State Highways.
    b.The Supreme Court now has clarified that the 500-metre ban does not prohibit licensed establishments within municipal areas.
    c.In short, stretches of highways running within city limits are now, by default, exempt from the liquor ban.
    Options:
    a)1 and 2 only
    b)2 and 3 only
    c)1 and 3 only
    d)All of the above
    Answer: 4
    Explanation: Refer The Hindu Page No 3 dated August 24, 2017.

    6. A commission which will examine the issue of sub-categorisation of the Other Backward Classes (OBC) has which of the following mandates:
    a.Examine the extent of inequitable distribution of benefits of reservation among various castes and communities that come under the Central OBC list.
    b.To work out the mechanism, criteria and parameters for the actual sub-categorisation.
    c.To bringing order to the Central list of OBCs by removing any repetitions.
    Options:
    a)1 and 2 only
    b)2 and 3 only
    c)1 and 3 only
    d)All of the above.
    Answer: 4
    Explanation: Refer The Hindu Page No 3 dated August 24, 2017.

    7. Which of the following statements regarding the Cholas are true:
    a.During the Chola period, Temples were not just places of worship and religion but played an important role in the local administration1,000 years ago.
    b.The temple inscriptions shed light on the landmark judgements passed in the area and the gifts that were received.
    c.An ‘ur’ was where farmers stayed.
    d.The traders would have populated the ‘nagarams’.
    Options:
    a)1 and 2 only
    b)2 and 4 only
    c)1, 2 and 4 only
    d)All of the above
    Answer: 4
    Explanation: Refer The Hindu Page No 3 dated August 24, 2017.

    8. What is the “Blue Whale Challenge”:
    a. Blue Whale Challenge”, is an Internet “game” that is claimed to exist in several countries.
    b. The game allegedly consists of a series of tasks assigned to players by administrators during a 50-day period, with the final challenge requiring the player to commit suicide.
    c. The term “Blue Whale” comes from the phenomenon of beached whales, which is linked to suicide.
    Options:
    a)1 and 2 only
    b)1 and 3 only
    c)2 and 3 only
    d)All of the above
    Answer: 4
    Explanation: Refer The Hindu Page No 5 dated August 24, 2017.

    9. Which of the following are included in Governor’s situational discretions:
    a. Appointment of Chief Minister when no party has a clear cut majority in the state legislative assembly.
    b. When the chief minister in office dies suddenly and there is no obvious successor.
    c. Dismissal of the Council of Ministers when it cannot prove the confidence of the state legislative assembly.
    d. Dissolution of the state legislative assembly if the council of ministers has lost its majority.
    Options:
    a)1 and 2 only
    b)2 and 4 only
    c)1and 3 only
    d)All of the above
    Answer: 4
    Explanation: Refer The Hindu Page No 3 dated August 24, 2017.

    10. Which of the following statements about Microsoft are correct:
    a. Karnataka Agriculture Department has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Microsoft India to develop a unique farm price forecasting model.
    b. Microsoft will come to the aid of Karnataka farmers who constantly struggle with an unpredictable market.
    c. This initiative is said to be the first-of-its-kind in the country as it is a “multi-variate” one that takes into consideration various factors beyond the conventional supply-demand equation while forecasting the prices for crops.
    d. The forecast would help the government prepare in advance for market intervention if there was an indication of price crash.
    Options:
    a)1 and 2 only
    b)2 and 3 only
    c)1, 2 and 4 only
    d)All of the above
    Answer: 4
    Explanation: Refer The Hindu Page No 8 dated August 24, 2017.

    11. Which of the following committees were headed by Justice B.N.Srikrishna:
    a. Financial Sector Regulatory Reforms Committee.
    b. Committee for Bilateral Investment Treaty Arbitration.
    Options:
    a)1 only
    b)2 only
    c)Both 1 and 2
    d)Neither 1 nor 2
    Answer 3
    Explanation: Refer The Hindu Page No 10 dated August 24, 2017.

    12. Which of the statements about International Labour Organization are correct:
    a. International Labour Organization is a specialized agency of the United States.
    b.The International Labour Organization has a tripartite governing structure – representing governments, employers, and workers.
    Options:
    a)1 only
    b)2 only
    c)Both 1 and 2
    d)Neither 1 nor 2
    Answer: 3
    Explanation: Refer The Hindu Page No 11 dated August 24, 2017.

    13. Which of the following statements about The Global Commission on the
    Future of Work report are correct:
    a. The report deals with the implications for individuals and societies from the changing dynamics of work, production processes and rapid technological transformation.
    b. The report finds that far-reaching modifications witnessed in the means of production and access to mobile information and communication technology have created a flexible overall work environment.
    Options:
    a)1 only
    b)2 only
    c)Both 1 and 2
    d)Neither 1 nor 2
    Answer: 3
    Explanation: Refer The Hindu Page No 11 dated August 24, 2017.

    14. Which of the following are correct about Walking Marriages:
    a. It is followed by the small matrilineal Zhaba ethnic group of Sichuan province.
    b. The Zhaba eschew monogamous relationships for traditional walking marriages.
    c. The practice of men typically walk to their rendezvous before slipping through their lover’s window is called Walking Marriage.
    Options:
    a)1 and 2 only
    b)2 and 4 only
    c)1 and 3 only
    d)All of the above
    Answer:4
    Explanation: Refer The Hindu Page No 20 dated August 24, 2017.

    15. Which of the following statements about Mosses are correct:
    a.Delicate Mosses found on rocks and trees in cities are used to measure the impact of atmospheric change.
    b.This “bioindicator” responds to pollution or drought-stress by changing shape, density or disappearing, allowing scientists to calculate atmospheric alterations.
    c.This could prove a low-cost way to monitor urban pollution.
    Options:
    a)1 and 3 only
    b)1 and 2 only
    c)2 and 3 only
    d)All of the above
    Answer: 4
    Explanation: Refer The Hindu Page No 20 dated August 24, 2017.

    16. Which of the following statements about Biomarkers are correct:
    a. A Biomarker will help doctors decide whether patients with earlystage tongue cancer should undergo neck surgery to remove 20-30 lymph nodes.
    b. The research carried out at the Tata Memorial Center in Mumbai, has for the first time shown a direct link between chewing tobacco and tongue cancer.
    Options:
    a)1 only
    b)2 only
    c)Both 1 and 2
    d)Neither 1 nor 2
    Answer: 3
    Explanation: Refer The Hindu Page No 20 dated August 24, 2017.

    17. Which of the symbol attached to keywords to tag topics online celebrated 10 years making social media just a bit more navigable:
    a)Hashtag
    b)Emojis
    c)Text Messages
    d)Graphic Interchange Format
    Answer: 1
    Explanation: Refer The Hindu Page No 20 dated August 24, 2017.

    18. Which of the following statements about MMP10 protein are correct:
    a. The biomarker can be identified using a simple immune histochemical analysis, a method to locate proteins in tissue sections.
    b. Only those patients who have higher level of this MMP10 protein [overexpression] are likely to have cancer spread to the lymph nodes.
    Options:
    a)1 only
    b)2 only
    c)Both 1 and 2
    d)Neither 1 nor 2
    Answer: 3
    Explanation: Refer The Hindu Page No 20 dated August 24, 2017.

    19. Which of the following country isnot the member of Gulf Cooperation Council:
    a)Saudi Arabia
    b)Kuwait
    c)Qatar
    d)Iran
    Answer: c
    Explanation: Refer The Hindu Page No 20 dated August 24, 2017.

    20. Which of the following statements about the new mechanism to spur PSB mergers are correct:
    a. Tocreate strong and competitivebanks based on commercial considerations and such decisions must start from the boards of the banks.
    b. The Public Sector Banks will benefit from operational and functional synergies resulting in better efficiencies.
    Options:
    a)1 only
    b)2 only
    c)Both 1 and 2
    d)Neither 1 nor 2
    Answer: 3
    Explanation: Refer The Hindu Page No 15 dated August 24, 2017.

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