1. The World Population Day is observed every year on which of the following days?
1) July 10
2) July 11
3) July 12
4) July 13
5) July 14

2. Which of the following cities was declared India’s first World Heritage City by UNESCO on July 8, 2017?
1) Delhi
2) Ahmedabad
3) Mumbai
4) Jaipur
5) Hyderabad

3. Which country’s Prime Minister presented Narendra Modi a football representing ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ at the G20 Summit held in Hamburg in July 2017?
1) Canada
2) Australia
3) Norway
4) Italy
5) Spain

4. Who was India’s Sherpa at the 12th G20 Summit? (A Sherpa is a personal representative of the leader of a member country at an international Summit such as G20)
1) Ajit Doval
2) S. Jaishankar
3) Suresh Prabhu
4) Arvind Panagariya
5) Rajiv Jain

5. Aleksandar Vucic was sworn in as the President of which of the following European countries on May 31, 2017?
1) Serbia
2) Croatia
3) Montenegro
4) Kosovo
5) Macedonia

6. The Financial Stability Board (FSB) is an international body that monitors and makes recommendations about the global financial system. It is based in:
1) Bonn, Germany
2) Lisbon, Portugal
3) Basel, Switzerland
4) Nice, France
5) Milan, Italy

7. Who is the present Chairman of the Financial Stability Board?
1) Mark Carney
2) Mervyn King
3) Mario Draghi
4) David Dodge
5) Hans Tietmeyer

8. The Deutsche Bundesbank is the central bank of which of the following countries?
1) Spain
2) UK
3) Australia
4) Germany
5) Italy

9. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 9.28 km Chenani -Nashri tunnel, India’s longest
road tunnel on April 2, 2017. It is in:
1) Assam
2) Manipur
3) Jammu & Kashmir
4) Himachal Pradesh
5) Arunachal Pradesh

10. Who is the present Prime Minister of Norway?
1) Erna Solberg
2) Siv Jensen
3) Sylvi Listhaug
4) Vidar Helgesen
5) Jan Tore Sanner

11. Where was the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee held in July 2017?
1) Krakow, Poland
2) Istanbul, Turkey
3) Colombo, Sri Lanka
4) Cairo, Egypt
5) Cannes, France

12. The UN cultural agency UNESCO has added Asmara to its list of World Heritage sites. Asmara is the capital of which of the following African countries?
1) Ethiopia
2) Eritrea
3) Sudan
4) South Sudan
5) Djibouti

13. India and which of the following countries have signed two long term support agreements for the Sukhoi Su-30 MKI combat aircraft fleet recently?
1) Israel
2) Japan
3) Russia
4) France
5) USA

14. What is India’s rank among the surveyed 127 countries on a Global Energy Architecture Performance Index?
1) 90
2) 95
3) 93
4) 87
5) 89

15. Which country topped the 2017 Global Energy Architecture Performance Index?
1) Switzerland
2) Norway
3) Sweden
4) Denmark
5) France

16. Ellis Island Medal of Honor is the highest civilian award for immigrants in which of the following countries?
1) Australia
2) Canada
3) UK
4) USA
5) Mexico

17. Which Bollywood actress won the best actress award at the International Film Festival and
Awards of Australia (IFFAA) in March 2017?
1) Aishwarya Rai
2) Vidya Balan
3) Priyanka Chopra
4) Deepika Padukone
5) None of these

18. Which organization has launched ‘Peace in the Home’ program to tackle domestic violence recently?
1) UNO
2) ASEAN
3) UNESCO
4) Commonwealth
5) None of these

19. Indira Banerjee is the Chief Justice of which of the following High Courts?
1) Delhi High Court
2) Calcutta High Court
3) Madras High Court
4) Bombay High Court
5) Patna High Court

20. Harjit Sajjan visited India in April 2017. He is the Defense Minister of:
1) UK
2) Canada
3) New Zealand
4) Australia
5) Kenya

21. Which of the following countries is not a part of the Horn of Africa region?
1) Somalia
2) Djibouti
3) Eritrea
4) Ethiopia
5) Mozambique

22. “Foal Eagle” is the name of joint military exercise between the troops of USA and:
1) China
2) South Korea
3) Japan
4) Saudi Arabia
5) Israel

23. The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has its headquarters in:
1) Vienna
2) Canberra
3) Rome
4) Kingston
5) Manila

24. Which of the following has constituted Venture Capital Investment Committee (VCIC)?
1) RBI
2) NABARD
3) LIC
4) SIDBI
5) SEBI

25. Which of the following ships served the Russian Navy as ‘Admiral Gorshkov’?
1) INS Viraat
2) INS Vikramaditya
3) INS Chakra
4) INS Tihayu
5) None of these

26. Which of the following countries is not a member of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO)?
1) Iran
2) Turkey
3) India
4) Azerbaijan
5) Afghanistan

27. Where was the 13th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization held recently?
1) Almaty
2) Islamabad
3) Kabul
4) Ashgabat
5) Dushanbe

28. Who is the author of the book “Defeat is an Orphan-How Pakistan Lost the Great South Asian War”?
1) Husain Haqqani
2) Nitin Gokhale
3) General V.P. Malik
4) Myra MacDonald
5) None of these

29. Which of the following is the capital city of Morocco?
1) Male
2) Lima
3) Rabat
4) Tunis
5) Port Louis

30. Which of the following is the currency of Ukraine?
1) Manat
2) Som
3) Hryvnia
4) Somoni
5) Tenga

31. The Small Finance Banks should open what percent of their branches in rural unbanked areas?
1) 25%
2) 28%
3) 30%
4) 33%
5) 35%

32. Rabobank is headquartered in Utrecht, a city in:
1) Switzerland
2) Netherlands
3) Italy
4) Germany
5) Norway

33. Who among the following won the Goldman Environmental Prize for 2017?
1) Sanjay Gubbi
2) Kailash Satyarthi
3) Prafulla Samantara
4) Vandana Shiva
5) Sunita Narain

34. Who won the Singapore Open Super Series badminton men’s singles title in April 2017?
1) B. Sai Praneeth
2) Kidambi Srikanth
3) H.S. Prannoy
4) Parupalli Kashyap
5) Sameer Verma

35. Who won the women’s singles title at the 2017 Singapore Open Super Series badminton tournament?
1) P.V. Sindhu
2) Tai Tzu Ying
3) Carolina Marin
4) Misaki Matsutomo
5) Saina Nehwal

36. Which former cricketer is the author of the book “Numbers Do Lie”?
1) Chetan Sharma
2) VVS Laxman
3) Aakash Chopra
4) Madan Lal
5) J. Srinath

37. Who won the men’s singles badminton title at the India Open Super Series tournament in April
2017?
1) Viktor Axelsen
2) Chou Tien Chen
3) Kidambi Srikanth
4) Lin Dan
5) Lee Chong Wei

38. Vidya Pillai of India is associated with which of the following sports?
1) Squash
2) Archery
3) Boxing
4) Snooker
5) Shooting

39. Who won the Miami Open men’s singles tennis title in April 2017?
1) Rafael Nadal
2) Novak Djokovic
3) Roger Federer
4) Andy Murray
5) Marin Cilic

40. Who won the 2017 Miami Open women’s singles tennis title?
1) Johanna Konta
2) Carolina Wozniacki
3) Victoria Azarenka
4) Madison Keys
5) Elina Svitolina

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