Current Affairs January 2017 [4]

[31] The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to exclude State Governments States/Union Territories from National Small Savings Fund (NSSF) investments from 01.04.2016. 

Which of the following state has not been excluded?

[A] Himachal Pradesh

[B] Mizoram

[C] Sikkim

[D] Arunachal Pradesh


[32] Who is the new Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)?

[A] Sh. Arvind Saxena

[B] Sh. Chhatar Singh

[C] Sh. Vinay Mittal

[D] Prof. David R. Syiemlieh


[33] Veteran actor Om Puri has passed away after a massive heart attack early on 6th January 2017. Which of the following is not true about him?

[A] He was born in Haryana.

[B] He made his debut in films in a marathi film Ghashiram Kotwal in 1972.

[C] He had won two National Awards for his roles in “Arohan” and “Ardh Sathya”.

[D] He was honoured with Padmabhushan.


[34] Which government has launched India’s first “student startup and innovation policy” with an aim to provide Rs. 200 crore in the form of grants to ideas developed by students?

[A] Maharashtra Government

[B] Kerala Government

[C] Gujarat Government

[D] Andhra Pradesh Government



[35] Who is the head of Target Olympic Podium (TOP) committee?

[A] Anil Khanna

[B] Anjali Bhagwat

[C] Prakash Padukone

[D] Abhinav Bindra


[36] Who has been appointed as the director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)?

[A] Alok Kumar Verma

[B] Rupak Kumar Dutta

[C] Satish Mathur

[D] Ranjit Sinha


[37] Which State Government has launched NTR Arogya Raksha Scheme to provide the medical treatment to the people below Above Poverty Line (APL) at Rs.1200 premium per annum?

[A] Andhra Pradesh

[B] Telangana

[C] Karnataka

[D] Tamil Nadu


[38] Which Government has approved ‘Good Samaritan Policy’ to encourage people to help road accident victims in emergency situation?

[A] Maharashtra Government

[B] Delhi Government

[C] Andhra Pradesh Government

[D] Himachal Pradesh Government


[39] In which state, Hope Island, which has become graveyard for Olive Ridleys turtles after 54 carcasses of this species were spotted on the shores of island, is located?

[A] Tamil Nadu

[B] Kerala

[C] Odisha

[D] Andhra Pradesh


[40] India has been ranked —————– out of 176 countries in the recently released Corruption Perception Index (CPI) for the year 2016 by the Transparency International (TI).

[A] 46th

[B] 68th

[C] 79th

[D] 98th