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The International Kite Festival (Uttarayan) will be started from which of the following states?

A) Telangana B) Karnataka
C) Odisha D) Gujarat

Answer:   D) Gujarat

Explanation:

The 30th International Kite Festival (Uttarayan) will be held in Gujarat from January 8 to 13, 2017. Apart from this, three other international kite festivals will be held in different parts of India viz. Telangana International Kite Festival will be held in Hyderabad on January 14 and 15, the Delhi International Kite Festival from January 16 to 17 and the Belgaum International Kite Festival from January 18 to 22.

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Who has been appointed as the new Executive Director (ED) of RBI in place of US Paliwal ?

A) Anjali Singh B) Manish Tomar
C) Susheela Singh D) Surekha Marandi
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Surekha Marandi

Explanation:

Surekha Marandi has been appointed as the new Executive Director (ED) of Reserve Bank of India (RBI). She succeeded U S Paliwal, who retired on December 31, 2016.

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Which is the first country in the world to pay a basic income to randomly picked citizens on a national level, with the aim of dismissing poverty, motivate people to join work force and decrease unemplyment ?  

A) Canada B) USA
C) Finland D) Germany
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Finland

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"Good Samaritan Policy" has been launched by which state / union territory government?

A) Delhi B) Karnataka
C) Telangana D) Gujarath
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Delhi

Explanation:

The Delhi government has recently approved 'Good Samaritan Policy' under which monetary incentive of Rs 2,000 and appreciation certificate will be given to people who help road accident victims in the national capital. The scheme is intended to encourage people to take accident victims in emergency situation to hospitals so that someone’s life could be saved.

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Which international organization has declared 2017 as the “International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development”?

A) Asian Development Bank (ADB) B) World Trade Organisation (WTO)
C) United Nations (UN) D) International Monetary Fund (IMF)
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) United Nations (UN)

Explanation:

The United Nations (UN) has declared 2017 as the "International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development" to celebrate and advance the commitment of the tourism division to building a superior world.The International Year aims to support a change in policies, business practices and consumer behavior towards a more sustainable tourism sector that can contribute effectively to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Which Wins Patent for Flying Warehouse to Deliver Parcels via Drones ?

A) Flipkart B) Snapdeal
C) Amazon D) Paytm
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Amazon

Explanation:

The U.S. e-commerce giant, Amazon has been awarded a patent for launching a giant flying warehouse that would acts as a launch pad for drones to deliver items within minutes.The patent reveals plans for setting up an “Airborne Fulfillment Center” (AFC) such as an Airship or Blimp, floating at an altitude of around 45,000 and stocked with lots of products especially in area where the demand for certain items is expected to be high. When a customer places an order, a drone or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) will fly down and deliver the package. The patent claims that this would require little or no power because the drone would be gliding down rather than having to take off and land.

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