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1. Name the motorcyclist who on August 17, 2017  became the youngest person to circumnavigate the world solo on a motorbike.
[A] Jeison Murillo
[B] Juan Pablo Carrizo
[C] Antonio Candreva
[D] Davide Costa
[E] Kane Avellano

Answer: E. Kane Avellano

Explanation:

Kane Avellano from South Shields, has officially become the youngest person to circumnavigate the world solo by motorcycle according to the Guinness World Records.The 28,000-mile (45,000km) trip took Mr Avellano and his Triumph Bonneville just under eight months.He raised more than £2,000 for Unicef and did it without a support vehicle. He passed through 36 countries and six continents in 233 days, completing the trip a day before his 24th birthday in January.
2. As per the Forbes 2017's highest paid actresses released on August 16, 2017, ______ is the world's highest paid actress.
[A] Jennifer Lawrence
[B] Melissa McCarthy
[C] Mila Kunis
[D] Jennifer Aniston
[E] Emma Stone

Answer: E. Emma Stone

Explanation:

Deepika Padukone has dropped out of Forbes magazines World's Highest-Paid Actresses 2017 list, which is led by Hollywood actress Emma Stone.Stone collected $26 million due to her Oscar-winning performance in musical film "La La Land" and has surpassed Jennifer Lawrence, who claimed the top spot in 2016 and 2015. Jennifer Aniston was runner-up with $25.5 million.
3. Name the MD and CEO of Commonwealth Bank Group who resigned on August 14, 2017 over money laundering charges.
कॉमनवेल्थ बैंक समूह के MD और CEO का नाम बताएं जिन्होंने 14 अगस्त 2017 को मनी लॉन्ड्रिंग के आरोपों के कारण इस्तीफा दे दिया।
[A] Ralph Norris
[B] Catherine Livingstone
[C] Craig James
[D] Ian Narev
[E] Florance Broadhurst

Answer: D. Ian Narev

Explanation:

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has said its chief executive Ian Narev will retire by the end of June 2018 following wide-ranging money laundering allegations. He had faced calls to step down after AUSTRAC launched a civil action against the bank alleging "serious & systemic non-compliance" with the laws more than 53,000 times.
4. Name the Indian actress who raised the Indian flag at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM)?
उस भारतीय अभिनेत्री का नाम बताएं जिसने मेलबोर्न भारतीय फिल्म महोत्सव (IFFM) में भारतीय झंडा फहराया?
[A] Deepika Padukone
[B] Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
[C] Katrina Kaif
[D] Anushka Sharma
[E] None of the above

Answer: B. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Explanation:

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has become the first female actor ever to hoist the Indian National Flag at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), Australia’s annual celebration of film from India and the subcontinent. She was also bestowed with 'Excellence in Global Cinema' award at the film festival.
5. Milkha Singh on August 11, 2017 was appointed as Ambassador of _______.
[A] UNICEF
[B] WHO
[C] FAO
[D] UNHRC
[E] ILO

Answer: B. WHO

Explanation:

Milkha Singh has been appointed as the World Health Organisation’s goodwill ambassador for physical activity in South-East Asia Region (SEAR). As WHO goodwill ambassador, Singh, also known as ‘the Flying Sikh’, will promote WHO SEAR’s non-communicable diseases (NCDs) prevention and control action plan which seeks to reduce the level of insufficient physical activity by 10 per cent and NCDs by 25 per cent by 2025, Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia said.
6. Who on July 15, 2017 was appointed as UNICEF's Global Goodwill Ambassador?
[A] Ruhi Singh
[B] Nikki Shah
[C] Nisha Ganatra
[D] Lilly Singh
[E] Meaghan Rath

Answer: D. Lilly Singh

Explanation:

UNICEF on July 15 appointed Indian-origin Canadian YouTube star Lilly Singh as its newest Global Goodwill Ambassador. As the UNICEF ambassador Lilly, who has 11.9 around million subscribers on the video sharing website, will use her channel to showcase the organisation's work and urge millions of her followers to work for children's rights.The 28-year-old star has also started a new initiative on social media -#GirlLove- which aims to end girl-on-girl hate.
7. Name the man who gave birth to a girl on July 9, 2017.
[A] Thomas Beatie
[B] Ronald Koeman
[C] Jason Levien
[D] Steve Kaplan
[E] Hayden Cross

Answer: E. Hayden Cross

Explanation:

Hayden Cross has become the 1st man in Britain to give birth after he put his sex transition on hold to get pregnant by a sperm donor.He had been living legally as a man for 3 years and was already part-way through hormone treatment to transform from a woman to a man.The girl was born on June 16 at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.First man to give birth was Thomas Beatie in the US in 2008
8. Naresh Chandra who passed away on July 10, 2017 was the former Ambassador to _______.
[A] China
[B] Germany
[C] Japan
[D] USA
[E] Russia

Answer: D. USA

Explanation:

Naresh Chandra was the Indian Ambassador to USA. He served from 1996 to 2001. He was also the Cabinet Secretary from 1990-92. Naresh Chandra was conferred Padma Vibhushan in 2007.
9. Dilip Pendse who committed suicide on July 5, 2017 was the former Managing Director of ________.
[A] IndiaBulls
[B] Bajaj Capital Limited:
[C] ICICI Group
[D] LIC
[E] Tata Finance

Answer: E. Tata Finance

Explanation:

Dilip Pendse  was the MD of Tata Finance. The former Tata group executive had been saddled by controversy since long. On June 22, Sebi had barred Pendse and three other entities from the capital market for manipulations at the time of the firm's right issue in 2001. In October 2002, Sebi had started a probe on a complaint from Tata Finance about Dilip Pendse conducting "illegal carry forward transactions in the scrips of Himachal Futuristic Communications Ltd, Tata Engineering and Locomotive Co.Ltd ( now Tata Motors), Infosys and Software Solutions India Ltd".
10. Name the actress who has been appointed as brand ambassador of Signature Global.
[A] Vidya Balan
[B] Priyanka Chopra
[C] Anushka Sharma
[D] Deppika Padukone
[E] Katrina Kaif

Answer: A. Vidya Balan

Explanation:

Realty firm Signature Global, which is into development of affordable homes, has roped in Bollywood actress Vidya Balan as brand ambassador.She has been signed as Signature Global’s brand ambassador for two years.Signature Global has launched 9 affordable housing projects, comprising about 9300 units in a price range of Rs 15-25 lakh, in Gurgaon in the last three years of operations.

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