Current Affairs January 2017 [1]

[1] Bharatiya Jnanpith Navlekhan Award for the year 2016 is awarded to——————.

[A] Shraddha and Ghyansham Kumar Devansh

[B] Amlendu Tiwari

[C] Balram Kawant

[D] Tasneem Khan



[2] How many states are covered under the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG)?

[A] 5

[B] 7

[C] 8

[D] 10



[3] What was the theme of 2017 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas?

[A] “Redefined Engagement with Indian Diaspora”.

[B] Apna Bharat Apna Gaurav”: Connecting Across Generations’.

[C] “Connecting for a Shared Future: The Indian Diaspora, India and the Pacific”.

[D] “Global Indian: Inclusive Growth.”



[4] What is the ranking of India in 2017 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTI) list?

[A] 68th

[B] 89th

[C] 92nd

[D] 98th



[5] Which of the following is incorrect about ‘Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017’?

[A] The scheme will be implemented through Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) during the current financial year.

[B] The scheme to provide social security during old age and protect elderly persons aged 60 years and above against a future fall in their interest income due to uncertain market conditions.

[C] The scheme will provide an assured pension based on a guaranteed rate of return of 8% per annum for ten years, with an option to opt for pension on a monthly / quarterly / half-yearly and annual basis.

[D] VPBY-2017 is proposed to be open for subscription for a period of two years from the date of launch.



[6] ‘Mission 41K’ is started by —————–.

[A] Ministry of Commerce and Industry

[B] Ministry of Science and Technology

[C] Ministry of Defence

[D] Ministry of Railways



[7] Which Indian origin British professor has been received Knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II in 2017.

[A] Krishnaswamy VijayRaghavan

[B] Shankar Balasubramanian

[C] Tejinder Singh Virdee

[D] Chandrashekhar Khare



[8] Who is the Chief Justice of India?

[A] Justice Dipak Misra

[B] Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar

[C] Justice Jasti Chelameswar

[D] Justice T. S. Thakur



[9] Who is the head of Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT)?

[A] Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq

[B] Qumar Javed Bajwa

[C] Ashfaq Parvez Kayani

[D] General Raheel Sharif



[10] Ranking of India in 2017 Inclusive Development Index (IDI) is————-.

[A] 60th

[B] 50th

[C] 40nd

[D] 30th