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 Which city will host the 2018 Winter Olympics?

A) Sapporo B) Salzburg
C) Annecy D) Pyeongchang

Answer:   D) Pyeongchang

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The Central Excise Day (CED) is celebrated on which date in India ?

A) February 23 B) February 22
C) February 21 D) February 27
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) February 23

Explanation:

The Central Excise Day (CED) is celebrated every year on February 23 in India to commemorate the enactment of the Central Excise and Salt Act, 1944. The Central Excise officers all over the country celebrate this day by organizing seminars, workshops, trade interactions and cultural events etc.

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How many Earth- sized Exoplanets have been discovered by NASA around a single star in February 2017 ?

A) 14 B) 7
C) 6 D) 11
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 7

Explanation:

NASA announced a Seven new system of Exoplanets, which are Earth-size, and could potentially hold life.These exoplanets are located outside of our solar system and orbit a star. NASA has named the system of planets after the ‘Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope,’ which is located in Chile. This telescope first discovered three of the planets in this system in May 2016. Unlike Earth, which rotates on its axis, the planets are “tidally locked to the star.” This means that one side of the planet has only day, and one side has only night. It also means the weather conditions are unlike what we experience on Earth.

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Which country has built the world's largest amphibian aircraft ?

A) Japan B) Russia
C) China D) India
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) China

Explanation:

China's amphibian aircraft, which is stated to be the world's largest, has successfully passed engine tests and is expected to make its maiden flight in the first half of the year 2017.

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The Indian Space Research Organisation is planning its maiden mission to explore which planet ?

A) Mars B) Saturn
C) Jupiter D) Venus
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Venus

Explanation:

The Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) is planning its maiden mission to Venus and its second one to Red planet. The same was confirmed by the newly allotted budget to the department of space, which mentions provisions for 'Mars Orbiter Mission II and Mission Venus'.

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Which nation plans to build the first city on Mars by 2117 ?

A) India B) United Arab Emirates
C) China D) Russia
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) United Arab Emirates

Explanation:

The President and Vice-President of United Arab Emirates Sheik Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Shaik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced in Febraury 2017 that they are planning to build the first inhabitable human settlement on Mars by 2117.

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