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Which state has topped the list of states with largest fiscal deficit in the financial year 2016-17?

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The second edition of RBI's statistical publication titled 'Handbook of Statistics on States 2016-17' was released recently. According to it, the gross fiscal deficits of all the states skyrocketed to Rs. 4,93,360 crore in the financial year 2016-17 (FY16) from Rs 18,790 crore in 1991-92 (FY91). The pack is led by Uttar Pradesh, which had a fiscal deficit of a paltry Rs. 3,070 crore in FY 1991-92, but it increased to Rs 64,320 crore in FY91.  

Which state has increased the retirement age of employees to 60 years?

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The Arunachal Pradesh government has decided to increase the retirement age of regular state government employees from 58 years to 60 years with effect from January 1, 2018. The decision to increase the retirement age was taken in light of the observation by the government that there are various categories of employees who are already having the benefit of retirement age of 60 years.

Name the badminton player who won the Australian Open Super Series title.

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Indian ace badminton player Kidambi Srikanth won the $750,000 Australian Open Super Series title. To win the title he beat the reigning Olympic champion Chen Long of China in the summit clash. With this, Srikanth won his 2nd consecutive Super Series title. Earlier, he had won Indonesian Open Super Series title. The 24-year-old had already become the first player since Malaysian great Lee Chong Wei in 2015 to reach a hat-trick of Superseries finals.

Who among the following Indian boxers did not win a medal at the just concluded Ulaanbaatar Cup boxing tournament in Mongolia?

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Indian pugilists Ankush Dahiya (60kg) and L Devendro Singh (52kg) won a gold and a silver medal respectively on the final day of the Ulaanbaatar Cup boxing tournament in Mongolia. India thus ended the tournament with a gold, a silver and three bronze medals. The bronze medals were won by K Shyam Kumar (49kg), Mohammed Hussamuddin (56kg) and Priyanka Chaudhary (60kg).

The world's highest railway track will come up between _________.

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The Railways on June 27, 2017 will kick off the final location survey of the 498 km long Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line at Leh in Jammu and Kashmir in coming weeks. At an altitude of 3,300 metres, the strategically important rail project is touted to become the highest rail track in the world, overtaking China's Qinghai-Tibet Railway.

Name the Indian who won gold in women's 10-m air pistol event at the ISSF Junior World Shooting Championship in Suhl, Germany.

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Yashaswini Singh Deswal of India won Gold in women’s 10-m air pistol event at the ISSF Junior World Shooting Championship being held in Suhl, Germany. She fired 235.9 points to clinch the gold, which was a world record in itself. Woori Kim of South Korea came second and Giulia Campostrini came third.

How much land would be needed to be set aside by India for landfills by 2050, according to a study?

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With India littering its waste without sufficient treatment, it needs to set aside about 88 sq. km of precious land - the size of New Delhi - for landfills by 2050, said a joint report of ASSOCHAM, and accounting firm, PwC. According to the report, with around 50% of India’s population projected to be living in urban areas by 2050, the volume of waste generation will grow by five percent per year.

Who won the men's singles title of the Halle Tennis Open?

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World number five Roger Federer of Switzerland beat Alexander Zverev of Germany 6-1 6-3 to win record ninth Halle Open title. With this, Federer became the first player to beat both Zverev brothers at the same event, having defeated older sibling Mischa in the round of 16.

Who won the women's singles title of the Aegon Classic tennis tournament in Birmingham?

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Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic defeated Australian Ashleigh Barty 4-6 6-3 6-2 to win the Aegon Classic tennis tournament in Birmingham, Britain. With this, she has become a serious contender to claim her third Wimbledon title. She had won Wimbledon in 2011 and 2014.

Which Union Ministry launched a web portal VAJRA for advance research?

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The Union Ministry of Science & Technology launched a web portal VAJRA for faculty scheme of science and engineering research board. VAJRA stands for Visiting Advanced Joint Research. Under the scheme, the foreign faculty members selected under the scheme would reside in India up to three months in a year and would be provided a lump sum amount of US $15,000 in the first month of residence and US $10,000 per month for the second and third month.

Yesterday's

At which place in Greater Noida the proposed international airport will come up?

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The government gave in-principle clearance for a proposal for setting up a Greenfield airport at Jewar in Greater Noida. The airport is likely to be operational in the next five to six years. The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) has notified 3,000 hectares of land for a world-class Noida International Airport.

Which country has issued its first transgender passport?

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Pakistan has issued its first third-gender passport to a transgender activist, Farzana Riaz, living in northwestern Peshawar city. Transgenders in Pakistan are also known as khawajasiras, which is an umbrella term used for denoting a third sex that includes transsexuals, transvestites and eunuchs.

In which year was the Passport Act of India enacted?

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The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) observed the Fifth Passport Seva Divas on June 24, 2017. The day is observed to commemorate the day on which the Passports Act, 1967 came into effect. Besides, the MEA also celebrated on this occasion the completion of 50 years of the Passports Act. A Special Commemorative Stamp and First Day Cover were released by the Department of Posts to mark the occasion. 

Which state government has launched the Mukhbir Yojana to curb female foeticide?

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The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government has launched the Mukhbir Yojana (Informer Scheme) to arrest the cases of female foeticide in the state. Under this scheme, informers would alert the state authorities about attempts and incidents of female foeticide.

Paralympic athlete Blake Leeper broke South African Oscar Pistorius's world record for the T43 400 metres. The country to which Leeper belong is _______.

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Paralympic athlete Blake Leeper of the US broke South African Oscar Pistorius's record for the T43 400 metres at the US world championship trials. Leeper wearing carbon fiber prosthetic blades competed in the men's 400m semi-finals finishing seventh in 45.25sec. With this, Leeper smashed 'blade runner' Pistorius's mark of 45.39 set in Daegu, South Korea in August 2011.

Who wrote the book titled “The Emergency – Indian Democracy’s Darkest Hour” released recently?

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The book titled “The Emergency – Indian Democracy’s Darkest Hour” was released by the Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting M Venkaiah Naidu in Ahmedabad. The book has been written by A Surya Prakash, chairman of Prashar Bharati.

Who won the gold medal in Men's 25-m pistol event at the ISSF Junior World Shooting Championship in Suhl, Germany?

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Pistol shooter Anish Bhanwal won the Gold medal in the Men's 25m pistol event at the ISSF Junior World Shooting Championship in Suhl, Germany. The 15 year old lad from Haryana won the Gold with a world record score of 579, which helped India also bag the Team Silver in the event and prop it to second in the overall standings.

Which State Government has announced to implement a health insurance scheme for poor?

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The Haryana government would soon implement a health insurance scheme to provide free healthcare services to the poor in the state. The cost of premium will be borne by the state government.

Whose autobiography is "Lone Fox Dancing"?

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The autobiography of Ruskin Bond titled “Lone Fox Dancing” was in news recently. Through his autobiography, Ruskin, from a less than idyllic childhood to a writer on the hill, shares the secrets of his journey.

Against which country a bipartisan bill has been introduced in the US to revoke the Major Non-Nato Ally (MNNA) status granted to it?

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Two US lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan bill in Congress, seeking to revoke Pakistan’s status as a Major Non-Nato Ally (MNNA). The movers also argue that since Pakistan has failed to effectively fight terrorism, it no longer deserves US economic and military assistance. MNNA status was granted to Pakistan in 2004 by then President George W. Bush.

Which of the following agreements were not signed between Indian and Portugal during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi?

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India and Portugal signed 11 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) and agreements to boost the bilateral between two countries. The agreements were signed after the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Antonio Costa in Lisbon – the capital of Portugal. Prime Minister Modi is on three nation visit to Portugal, the United States and the Netherlands. Visit to Portugal was his first leg of three nation tour.

Consider the following statements with respect to Champalimaud Foundation in Lisbon:

I. The Foundation is a private biomedical research foundation.

II. The Foundation has been designed by Charles Correa.

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The Champalimaud Foundation in Lisbon is a private biomedical research foundation. It provides cutting-edge cancer treatment, and supports "ahead of the curve" cancer research. The Centre's design, which features a tropical garden, views to the river and sea, and plenty of sunlight, was designed by one of India's most eminent architect Charles Correa.  

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