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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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Q:

Orkut’s creator Buyukkokten has launched a new social network called ________, which is available on mobile only.

A) Caller B) Hello
C) Hi D) Hay
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Hello

Explanation:

Orkut’s creator Buyukkokten has launched a new social network called Hello, which is available on mobile only. The Hello.com app is available on Android and iOS in the following countries: US, Canada, Britain, France, Australia, Brazil, Ireland. Germany, Mexico and India are next on the list and the app should be available this month.

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A semi-mechanised car park, the first of its kind in Jammu and Kashmir, was inaugurated by ___________.

A) Mehbooba Mufti B) Narendra Modi
C) Nitin Gadkari D) Pranab Mukherjee
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Mehbooba Mufti

Explanation:

A semi-mechanised car park, the first of its kind in Jammu and Kashmir, was inaugurated by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti who hoped the facility would ease traffic congestion in and around Lal Chowk. The multi-level car park, located near the old KMD bus stand on Maulana Azad Road, has been set up at a cost of Rs 27.15 crore and has a capacity to hold 288 vehicles.

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NASA and ISRO to come together to inspect 'oldest civilisation' site in ____________ .

A) Gujarat B) Rajasthan
C) Haryana D) Telangana
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Haryana

Explanation:

Teams of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) would inspect the excavation being carried out at an archaeological site in Haryana’s Fatehabad district to verify claims of it being the oldest civilisation in the world. Archaeologists have recovered artefacts pre-dating the Harappan Civilisation from the site, located in village Kunal in Fatehabad district.

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_________ has successfully created the country’s first smart grid project, which will generate power from renewable sources of energy.

A) Indian Institutes of Technology B) Indian Institutes of Engineering Science Technology
C) Indian Institutes of Space Science and Technology D) Indian Institutes of Management
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Indian Institutes of Engineering Science Technology

Explanation:

The Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) has successfully created the country’s first smart grid project, which will generate power from renewable sources of energy.  The project will soon be inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee, IIEST Director Prof Ajoy Kumar Roy. The smart grid will be synchronised to generate power from solar, wind and vegetable waste resources, depending on the weather conditions and availability of waste products. It is the first of its kind in the country.

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Rifath Sharook has designed the world’s lightest satellite “KalamSat”. He hails from which country  ?

A) Russia B) Pakistan
C) Dubai D) India
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) India

Explanation:

Indian teen Rifath Sharook from Tamil Nadu has designed the world’s lightest & smallest satellite named “KalamSat”. The satellite weighs only 64 grams and will be launched by NASA on June 21, 2017. With this, he will become the first Indian student to have his experiment launched by NASA. The main role of the satellite will be to demonstrate the performance of 3-D printed carbon fibre. The satellite has been designed in a way which will have a 240-minute mission in space and will operate for 12 minutes in a micro-gravity environment of space.

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