Girija Devi, an Indian classical singer, passed away on October 24, 2017. She was popularly known as ——————.
[A] Queen of Ghazal
[B] Queen of Thumri
[C] Queen of Dadra
[D] Queen of Kajri
[Queen of Thumri]
Girija Devi played a key part in popularizing and raising the profile of Thumri.
She was born on May 8, 1929, in Varanasi.
Awards received by Girija Devi:
Padma Shri (1972)
Padma Bhushan (1989)
Padma Vibhushan (2016)
Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1977)
Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship (2010)
 The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has taken up a programme for promotion of north eastern products. In which countries?
[A] Nepal and Bhutan
[B] Sri Lanka and Maldives
[C] Bangladesh and Myanmar
[D] Afghanistan and Tibet
[Bangladesh and Myanmar]
The promotional event in Myanmar is proposed to be held in November and that in Dhaka and Sylhet in Bangladesh in the first week of December.
 Who has won the 2015-16 Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration?
[A] T. M. Krishna
[C] M. S. Swaminathan
[D] Rajagopal P. V.
[T. M. Krishna]
Carnatic vocalist T.M. Krishna has won the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for 2015-16.
On July 27, 2016, he was honoured with the Ramon Magsaysay Award.
The Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration is a prestigious award accorded by the Indian National Congress, after former Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi.
This Award was started in 1985.
The award is conferred on October 31 for promoting national integration, understanding and fellowship among different communities and cultures of India.
 Which company has been recognized as the India’s best Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) Company in the food sector?
[A] ITC FMCG
[C] Godrej Consumer Products Limited
[D] Dabur Inida Ltd.
India’s largest food products marketing organisation, Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (GCMMF), which markets the Amul brand of milk and milk products, has been recognised as the country’s best Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) Company in the food sector by the International Advertising Association (IAA).
 Who has become the first Indian to win a Gold medal at Wushu World Championships?
[A] Jyoti Kumari
[B] Poorvi Soni
[C] Pooja Kadian
[D] Anuradha Dubey
Pooja Kadian beat Evgeniya Stepanova of Russia in the final.
She became the first Indian to win a Gold medal at Wushu World Championships.
Ramesh Chandra Singh (48kg sanda), Surya Bhanu Partap Singh (60kg sanda), Rajinder Singh (90kg sanda) and K Arunpama Devi (65kg sanda) secured bronze medals at the championship.
 Who was appointed Private Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind?
[A] K. K. Sharma
[B] R. K. Mathur
[C] Shashi Kant Sharma
[D] Vikram Singh
Railway officer Vikram Singh was appointed Private Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind.
He is a 1997 batch officer of the Indian Railway Traffic Service.
His appointment to the post will be for a period of two years.
 Which country hosted the First International Consumer Protection Conference on “Empowering consumers in new markets” for the South, South East and East Asian Countries?
[D] Sri Lanka
The conference was held on 26 to 27 October 2017 in New Delhi, India.
The Conference was attended by 1600 participants that included delegates from 19 countries.
The Conference was chaired by Shri Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.
 Which day of every year is observed as the World Polio Day?
[A] 12 October
[B] 18 October
[C] 24 October
[D] 28 October
 Which day of every year is observed as the Police Commemoration Day?
[A] 16 October
[B] 18 October
[C] 19 October
[D] 21 October
The Police Commemoration Day is observed on October 21st every year.
The day commemorates the sacrifices of ten policemen while defending our borders with China in 1959.
Indian Police personnel were responsible for manning the 2,500 mile long border of India with Tibet until the autumn of 1959.
 Which city hosted the International Puppet Festival 2017?
The puppet festival is aimed at regenerating the emotions attached to puppetry.