Current Affairs January 2017 [3]

[21] According to Annual Status of Education Report, 2016, which state has secured first rank in achieving learning outcomes in basic reading and mathematics across the country?

[A] Arunachal Pradesh

[B] Gujarat

[C] Maharashtra

[D] Himachal Pradesh



[22] Which of the following is incorrect about Agni-IV?

[A] It is a home-grown long range intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

[B] Agni-IV is two-stage surface-to-surface nuclear capable intercontinental ballistic missile.

[C] It has been designed and developed indigenously by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).

[D] It can carry a one-tonne nuclear warhead over a distance of 4,000 kilometres.


[23] The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has approved the adoption of 2017 as the————

[A] International Year of Indigenous Languages

[B] International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

[C] International Year of Soils

[D] International Year of Family Farming



[24] Which of the following is true about “Babur-3”?

[1] It is Pakistan’s first Submarine-Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM).

[2] The missile has a range of 450 km.

[3] Babur-3 is the sea-based variant of Ground Launched Cruise Missile (GLCM).

Answer options:

[A] only 1 is true

[B] only 1 & 2 are true

[C] only 2 & 3 are true

[D] 1, 2 & 3 are correct



[25] In which state Kambala, an annual traditional Buffalo Race, is held?

[A] Tamil Nadu

[B] Kerala

[C] Odisha

[D] Andhra Pradesh


[26] NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant launched “India Innovation Index”. It will be jointly developed by——————-.

[1] NITI Aayog

[2] Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP)

[3] Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

Answer options:

[A] 1 & 2 only

[B] 2 & 3 only

[C] 1 & 3 only

[D] 1, 2 & 3


[27] How many extra seconds are added by an atomic clock at National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in New Delhi to the Indian Standard Time (IST) at 5:29.59 hours on 1 January 2017 to synchronize with the Earth’s rotational clock?

[A] 1

[B] 2

[C] 3

[D] 4


[28] India and Kazakhstan signed a Protocol on 06-January-2017 to amend the existing Double Taxation Avoidance Convention (DTAC) between the two countries which was earlier signed in——————.

[A] 1996

[B] 1998

[C] 1999

[D] 2000



[29] Which of the following is incorrect about India International Exchange [INX]?

[A] The India International Exchange (INX) is India’s first international stock exchange, opened in 2017.

[B] It was inaugurated at the International Financial Service Centre (IFSC) of GIFT (Gujarat International Financial Tech) City Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

[C] It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Stock Exchange of India (NCE).

[D] It will have 250 trading members including commodity and overseas brokers.


[30] Who is the chancellor of Nalanda University?

[A] Dr. Vijay Bhatkar

[B] Dr. Narendra Jadhav

[C] Dr. Amartya Sen

[D] Keshari Nath Tripathi