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India was ranked at which of the following position out of 132 countries on the social progress index (SPI) 2014?

A) 92 B) 98
C) 102 D) 104

Answer:   C) 102



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Which city has been designated as the UNESCO World Book Capital 2019  ?

A) Warsaw B) Sharjah
C) Pune D) Kochi
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Sharjah

Explanation:

Sharjah, the city of United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been designated as the UNESCO World Book Capital 2019 by Irina Bokova, the Director-General of UNESCO, at the Headquarters of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) at La Haye. The honour is in recognition of the Emirate’s pioneering role in supporting and expanding the local and regional publishing industries, promoting reading to become an intrinsic cultural practice, as well as embracing inter-cultural, knowledge-based dialogue. Sharjah was the first emirate in UAE to establish a formal school and a library. It was also the first emirate to house many cultural institutions like the Emirates Publishers Association and the Emirates’ writers Union. Sharjah is the 19th city to become World Book Capital. It is preceded by Conakry in 2017 and Athens in 2018.

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Which city has topped the list of most expensive cities for expatriates, according to Mercer’s 2017 Cost of Living Survey  ?

A) Zurich B) Launda
C) Germany D) Toyko
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Launda

Explanation:

Luanda, the capital of Angola, has topped the list of most expensive cities for expatriates, according to Mercer’s 23rd annual Cost of Living Survey. Hong Kong has acquired 2nd position, followed by Tokyo, Zurich, Singapore, Seoul and Geneva. From India, Mumbai is the most expensive city for expatriates that has ranked 57th on the list, followed by New Delhi (99), Chennai (135), Bangalore (166) and Kolkata (184). The Mercer’s survey includes 209 cities across five continents. The world’s least expensive cities for expatriates, according to Mercer’s survey, are Tunis (209), Bishkek (208) and Skopje (206). Mercer’s authoritative survey is one of the world’s most comprehensive, and is designed to help multinational companies and governments determine compensation allowances for their expatriate employees.

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Which country is planning to send mini-ecosystems containing potato seeds and silkworm eggs to the Moon next year  ?

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

Explanation:

In a first, China is planning to send mini-ecosystems — containing potato seeds and silkworm eggs — to the Moon next year, in an attempt to study how the organisms develop on the lunar surface. The 3-kilogramme mini-ecosystem, developed by research teams led by Chongqing University in China, will be sent to the Moon by the Chang’e 4 scheduled to be launched in 2018, authorities announced at the Global Space Exploration Conference. An 18-centimetre-tall cylinder will carry potato seeds and silkworm eggs to be incubated.

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____________has became the second city in the country, and the first in south India, to have a full-fledged Metro rail.

A) Bangalore B) Chennai
C) Kerala D) Hyderabad
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Bangalore

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Bengaluru has became the second city in the country, and the first in south India, to have a full-fledged Metro rail in operation following the opening of a final 12-km section of the 42-km first phase of the Metro project. The first phase, comprising an 18-km east-west line and a 24-km north-south line, built at a cost of Rs 13,845 crore, was dedicated to the nation by President Pranab Mukherjee at an event in Bengaluru.

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Which company received top honors at the 2017 Frost & Sullivan India Digital Transformation Awards  ?

A) Spice Communications B) Reliance Communications
C) Brocade Communications D) Tata Communications
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Tata Communications

Explanation:

At 2017 Frost & Sullivan India Digital Transformation Awards. Tata Communications received top honors at the 2017 Frost & Sullivan India Digital Transformation Awards, with four awards in the Enterprise Telecom Services category and one award in the Enterprise Infrastructure category. T ata Communications took centerstage at the awards ceremony and received four Service Provider of the Year awards for: (1) Enterprise Data (2) Hosted Contact Center (3) Enterprise Telecom – Large Enterprise Segment, and (4) Third Party Datacenter. It also won New Product/Service Innovation Award for IoT – a new award category this year.

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