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1. Kandla Port is located in which State?
[A] Maharashtra
[B] West Bengal
[C] Andhra Pradesh
[D] Gujarat
[E] Tamil Nadu

Answer: D. Gujarat


Kandla Port is located in Gujarat. Located on the Gulf of Kutch, it is one of the major ports on the west coast. Kandla was constructed in the 1950s as the chief seaport serving western India after the partition of India from Pakistan left the port of Karachi in Pakistan. On September 25, 2017, it was renamed  as Deendayal Port.  The central government in the exercise of powers conferred on it under Indian Ports Act, 1908 made the amendment to replace “Kandla” with “Deendayal”, as per a notification issued by the ministry of shipping.
2. Name the Japanese island which has got the UNESCO World Heritage site.
[A] Ainoshima
[B] Genkai
[C] Fukuoka
[D] Okinoshima
[E] Shika

Answer: D. Okinoshima


Japan's Okinoshima island, an ancient religious site where women are banned, has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Okinoshima is home to the Okitsu shrine, built in the 17th century to pray for the safety of sailors.Before setting foot on the island, men must take off their clothes and undergo a cleansing ritual. When they leave they are not allowed to take away any souvenirs, or disclose details of their visit.
3. UNESCO has listed Hebron city in its list of world heritage in danger. The city is located in which country?
UNESCO ने हेब्रोन शहर को ‘खतरे में विश्व धरोहर स्थल’ की सूची में सूचीबद्ध किया है। यह शहर किस देश में स्थित है?
[A] Israel
[B] Mexico
[C] Jordan
[D] Iraq
[E] Ukraine

Answer: A. Israel


The UNESCO World Heritage Committee acting on a proposal brought by Palestine has put the West Bank city of Hebron on its list of world heritage in danger. This has made Israel angry and has triggered a new Israeli-Palestinian spat at the international body. The resolution for declaring Hebron as a protected area of outstanding universal value was brought by the Palestine and the resolution was fast-tracked by the UNESCO on the basis that the site was under severe threat. Palestine accuses Israel for involving in violations, vandalism and for causing damage to properties in the area

फिलिस्तीन के एक प्रस्ताव पर कार्यवाही करते हुए UNESCO की विश्व धरोहर समिति ने वेस्ट बैंक शहर हेब्रोन को ‘खतरे में विश्व धरोहर स्थल’ की सूची में डाल दिया है। इसने इजरायल को गुस्सा दिलाया है और अंतर्राष्ट्रीय संगठन में एक नया इजरायल-फिलिस्तीनी विस्फोट शुरू किया है। हेब्रोन को सार्वभौमिक मूल्य के संरक्षित क्षेत्र के रूप में घोषित करने का प्रस्ताव फिलिस्तीन द्वारा पेश किया गया था और इस प्रस्ताव को UNESCO द्वारा इस आधार फ़ास्टट्रैक किया गया कि साइट गंभीर खतरे में थी। फिलिस्तीन ने इसराइल पर उल्लंघन, बर्बरता, और क्षेत्र में संपत्तियों को नुकसान पहुंचाने का आरोप लगाया।
4. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will adopt Kakrahia village under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana. The village is situated in which state?
प्रधान मंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी संसद आदर्श ग्राम योजना के तहत कखड़िया गांव को अपनाएंगे। यह गांव किस राज्य में स्थित है?
[A] Bihar
[B] Rajasthan
[C] Gujarat
[D] Madhya Pradesh
मध्य प्रदेश
[E] Uttar Pradesh
उत्तर प्रदेश

Answer: E. Uttar Pradesh
उत्तर प्रदेश


Kakrahia village is located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. This will be the third village to be adopted by the Prime Minister in his Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi.In the previous two years, Modi adopted Jayapur and Nagpur, as his first and second villages.
कखड़िया वाराणसी, उत्तर प्रदेश में स्थित है। यह वाराणसी लोकसभा क्षेत्र में मोदी द्वारा अपनाया जाने वाला तीसरा गांव होगा| पिछले 2 वर्षों में, मोदी ने अपने पहले और दूसरे गांवों के रूप में जयपुर और नागपुर को अपनाया है|

Mercer's 23rd annual Cost of Living Survey Report was released on June 21, 2017. Which of the given facts about the report are true?

1. Mumbai is India's most expensive city for expats. It is ranked 56th.

2. Luanda is the most expensive city in the world for expats.

3. Tunis is the least expensive city for expats.

[A] Only 1
[B] Both 1 and 2
[C] Both 2 and 3
[D] Only 3
[E] All of the above

Answer: C. Both 2 and 3


According to Mercer’s 23rd annual Cost of Living Survey, Mumbai is placed 57th on the list, while New Delhi is placed at 99. Mumbai ranked higher than major global cities such as Paris, Canberra, Seattle.Chennai, Bengaluru and Kolkata were the other Indian cities on the list. Luanda was named the costliest city globally for expats and Tunis is the least expensive.
6. The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel is located in which city?
[A] New Delhi
[B] Mumbai
[C] Chennai
[D] Jaipur
[E] Bengaluru

Answer: B. Mumbai


The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel is located in Mumbai. On June 19 it was trademarked. This makes the 114-year-old building the first in the country to get such a registration. The hotel, which has been a defining structure of Mumbai's skyline, has joined the elite and small club of trademarked properties in the world which includes the Empire State Building in New York, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and Sydney Opera House.
7. A village in ______, Haryana will be named after US President Donald Trump.
[A] Mewat
[B] Jind
[C] Kurukshetra
[D] Karnal
[E] Nuh

Answer: A. Mewat


Sulabh International founder and chief Bindeshwar Pathak has announced that an open defecation-free village in Mewat will be named after the US President Donald Trump. Sulabh believes the move will help draw the attention of the world towards India's cleanliness campaign.The organisation is currently working in some villages of Mewat to make them ODF, one of which will be named after Trump.
8. The 2017 European Union Film Festival has started from which Indian city?
2017 यूरोपीय संघ फिल्म समारोह किस भारतीय शहर में शुरू हुआ?
[A] Jaipur
[B] New Delhi
नई दिल्ली
[C] Pune
[D] Bengaluru
[E] Mumbai

Answer: B. New Delhi
नई दिल्ली


22nd European Union Film Festival kicked off in New Delhi with an aim to improve cultural ties between India and European countries. The film festival will screen 22 films from 22 European countries to serve the purpose of knowing and understanding each other better. Beginning in Delhi, the festival will also travel to Pune, Mumbai, Goa, Kolkata, Ranchi, Coimbatore and Puducherry.
भारत और यूरोपीय देशों के बीच सांस्कृतिक संबंधों को सुधारने के उद्देश्य से 22वां यूरोपीय संघ फिल्म महोत्सव नई दिल्ली में शुरू हुआ|फिल्म महोत्सव में 22 यूरोपीय देशों से 22 फिल्में दिखाई जाएँगी ताकि एक-दूसरे को जानने और समझने के उद्देश्य को बेहतर बनाया जा सके|दिल्ली में शुरू होकर यह महोत्सव, पुणे, मुंबई, गोवा, कोलकाता, रांची, कोयम्बटूर और पुडुचेरी की भी यात्रा करेगा|
9. The 2nd Mission Innovation Ministerial was held in which country?
दूसरा मिशन इनोवेशन मिनिस्टीरियल किस देश में आयोजित किया गया?
[A] Russia
[B] Japan
[C] India
[D] China
[E] Brazil

Answer: D. China


World’s Energy Leaders gathered in Beijing for 2nd Mission Innovation Ministerial and 8th Clean Energy Ministerial. India announced 2 MI-centric Funding Opportunities in Smart Grid and Offgrid Access at US $5 million each. While MI focuses on research and development for new technologies, Clean Energy Ministerial focuses on scaling the deployment of clean energy technologies and solutions.
बीजिंग में दूसरे ‘मिशन इनोवेशन मिनिस्टीरियल’ और 8वें स्वच्छ ऊर्जा मिनिस्टीरियल के लिए विश्व के ऊर्जा प्रमुख एकत्र हुए|भारत ने स्मार्ट ग्रिड और ऑफ़ग्रिड एक्सेस में 5 मिलियन अमेरिकी डॉलर प्रति के 2 MI-केंद्रित वित्तपोषण अवसरों की घोषणा की|जहाँ MI नई प्रौद्योगिकियों के लिए अनुसंधान और विकास पर केंद्रित है, वहीँ स्वच्छ ऊर्जा मिनिस्टीरियल, स्वच्छ ऊर्जा प्रौद्योगिकियों और समाधानों की तैनाती की स्केलिंग पर केंद्रित है|
10. Which Indian monument has been named in the world’s top 10 Travellers’ Choice awards for Landmarks?
[A] Ajanta Caves
[B] Sun Temple at Konark
[C] Hampi
[D] Humayun's Tomb
[E] Taj Mahal

Answer: E. Taj Mahal


Taj Mahal has made it to the top 10 landmarks in the world by securing fifth position in the list.It is the only Indian monument to figure in the world’s top 10 Travellers’ Choice awards for Landmarks.Angkor Wat in Siem Reap topped the list followed by Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center in Abu Dhabi.According to the Asia list, Taj Mahal was at No. 2 spot after Angkor Wat.

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