Q1. Who was the winner of Austrian Open 2018?
1. Kidambi Srikanth
2. Wei Cheam
3. Chen Long
4. Parupalli Kashyap
5. Viktor axelsen
Q2. Which Indian city will host the 'International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels' which has been organized by Department of Biotechnology & Govt. of India?
2. New Delhi
Q3. Name the first Indian gymnast to have won an individual medal at Gymnastics World Cup.
1. Aruna Reddy
2. Dipa Karmakar
3. Rucha Divekar
4. Palak Kour Bijral
5. Kshipra Joshi
Q4. The 8th edition of 'Lamitye' exercise was carried out between India and which other country?
3. Sri Lanka
Q5. Veteran Bollywood actress Sridevi who passed away recently was the recipient of __________ award
1. Padma Bhushan
2. Padma Shri
3. Padma Vibhushan
4. Bharat Ratna
5. Dadasaheb Phalke
Q6. India's first locally developed 4G/LTE telecom system has been designed and developed by which Indian company?
4. Sterlite Technologies
5. Reliance Jio
Q7. Which Indian Bank will undergo a major restructuring of its business in UK from April 2018 onwards?
1. Punjab National Bank
2. ICICI Bank
3. Bank of Baroda
4. HDFC Bank
5. State Bank of India
Q8. India's 1st 5G network trial was conducted by Airtel and __________ .
Q9. Which among the following institute has not been appointed by the Commerce & Industry ministry to suggest measures for improving India’s ranking in ease of doing business index?
1. National Institute of Construction Management and Research
2. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
3. Institute of Company Secretaries of India
4. Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
5. Indian School of Business
Q10. Who among the following will assist the government in developing IT infrastructure for the National Health Protection Scheme?
1. Vishal Sikka
2. Natarajan Chandrasekaran
3. Narayana Murthy
4. Nandan Nilekani
5. Sam Pitroda
Answer1: 4. Parupalli Kashyap
India's Parupalli Kashyap overcame Malaysia’s June Wei Cheam in straight games in the men’s singles final to clinch the Austrian Open International Challenge. This is Kashyap's first international title in over 3 years. Kashyap is the only male player from India to reach the Quarterfinals of men's singles at 2012 London Olympics. He was also awarded the Arjuna Award by Govt of India in 2012.
Answer2: 2. New Delhi
An International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels has been organized by Department of Biotechnology & Govt. of India. It will take place in New Delhi. It will bring together experts from Biofuels sector to take stock of current knowledge, share info & best practices & build consensus on the actions most needed to move forward. Sustainable Biofuel is 1 of the 7 Mission Innovation Challenges.
Answer3: 1. Aruna Reddy
Aruna Budda Reddy created history by becoming the 1st Indian gymnast to win an individual medal at Gymnastics World Cup as she clinched a bronze in women's vault event. She scored 13.649 average points to finish 3rd & claim the bronze medal. This was Aruna's first international medal, though she has taken part at World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, Commonwealth Games & Asian Games.?
Answer4: 4. Seychelles
The eighth joint military exercise between the Indian Army and Seychelles People’s Defence Forces started at Mahe Island, Seychelles. The focus of the ongoing exercise is to conduct counter-insurgency and counter-terrorist operations in semi-urban environment under the United Nations Charter. The exercise is named “ Lamitye” which in the local dialect ‘Creole’, means friendship.
Answer5: 2. Padma Shri
Veteran Bollywood actress Sridevi, who had an illustrious career spanning over four decades, passed away in Dubai. She was 55. In 2013, the Government of India awarded Sridevi the Padma Shri. A versatile actor, Sridevi made her Bollywood debut in 1978 with Solva Sawan. She was known for her performance is some of the iconic films like Mr India, Nagina, Chaalbaaz, Chandni among many others.
Answer6: 2. VNL
Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha has launched India's first locally developed 4G/LTE telecom system. The system has been designed and developed by VNL Ltd., keeping in mind requirement for high speed connectivity, particularly in rural areas. These systems offer compact and versatile radio applications and can operate flawlessly even in harsh environment.
Answer7: 5. State Bank of India
SBI is set for a major restructuring of its business in UK from April. SBI's UK operations will transform into a subsidiary named State Bank of India UK Limited from April 1. It means that all retail branches of SBI in UK will fall under a new UK-incorporated banking entity instead of their previous status as overseas branches of the Indian entity. SBI operates 7 branches in London.
Answer8: 3. Huawei
Airtel & Huawei have conducted India's 1st 5G network trial which took place at Airtel’s Network Experience Centre. User throughput speed of 3Gbps was achieved during the trial, which companies claim is the highest for 3.5GHz band. 5G services based on 3rd generation partnership project, are expected to offer enhanced mobile broadband. India plans to roll out 5G services for consumers by 2020.
Answer9: 5. Indian School of Business
Commerce & industry ministry has appointed 4 institutes to interact with stakeholders and suggest measures to push India’s ranking in ease of doing business index. NICMAR, IIFT, ICSI and ICAI are the four institutes that have been roped in for the exercise. As per the latest World bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking, India’s position improved by 30 places to 100th.
Answer10: 4. Nandan Nilekani
Nandan Nilekani will assist the government in developing IT infrastructure for the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS), which seeks to cover 10-crore families. The IT infrastructure for the healthcare scheme will be of a huge scale as was required for Aadhar. Former UIDAI chairman Nilekani, the brain behind the Aadhaar is also a member of the GST return simplification committee.