• A
    Vitamin A (success)
    B
    Vitamin B (success)
    C
    Vitamin C (success)
    D
    Vitamin D (success)
    Answer.   A study by a team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru has found the molecular mechanism by which vitamin C impedes and even kills Mycobacterium smegmatis, a non-pathogenic bacterium that belongs to the same genus as the TB-causing mycobacteria. 
  • A
    Kolkata and Howrah (success)
    B
    Hyderabad and Secunderabad (success)
    C
    Lucknow and Jaunpur (success)
    D
    None of these (success)
    Answer.   Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation (KMRC) us building the country’s first underwater metro tunnel connecting twin cities Kolkata and Howrah. The 520 metres long underwater metro tunnel is part of a 10.8 km underground stretch of the Rs 8900 crore East West Metro project that will connect Salt Lake Sector V in the eastern part of Kolkata to the Howrah Maidan across the river. Of the 16.6 km East West Metro route, 5.8 km is on an elevated corridor and 10.8 km will run underground.
  • A
    Bushehr (success)
    B
    Anarak (success)
    C
    Arak (success)
    D
    Natanz (success)
    Answer.   Iran and China signed the final version of a contract in Vienna, Austria to modernize a heavy water reactor that Iran has undertaken to redesign under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers. The responsibility to design the reactor using fuel enriched up to 3.67% in Arak and its equipment lies only with Iran, while China and the US will evaluate the designing plan scientifically once it is over.
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  • A
    Food tax (success)
    B
    Service charge (success)
    C
    Parking charge (success)
    D
    Happy Hours charge (success)
    Answer.   Service charge on hotel and restaurant bills is “totally voluntary” and not mandatory, as per the government approved guidelines on service charge released by the Ministry of Food and Consumer Affairs. The guidelines say that hotels and restaurants will not decide on service charge to be levied but it will be at a customer’s discretion. 
  • A
    Ali Muhammad Naik  (success)
    B
    Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah (success)
    C
    Abdul Gani Trali (success)
    D
    Mohammad Subhan Bhat  (success)
    Answer.   Senior National Conference leader Ali Muhammad Naik passed away in Srinagar. He was 87. He was a former Education Minister and Speaker Legislative Assembly. He was General Secretary of Plebiscite Front under Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah. 
  • A
    Berlin (success)
    B
    Washington DC (success)
    C
    Shanghai (success)
    D
    Melbourne (success)
    Answer.   The G-20 Finance Ministers’ and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting was held in Washington D.C on April 22, 2017. In the meeting India was represented by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and RBI Governor Urijit Patel. The meeting focused on the Compact with Africa, Financial Sector Development and Regulations, International Financial Architecture and Global Financial Governance.
  • A
    New Delhi (success)
    B
    Mumbai (success)
    C
    Jakarta (success)
    D
    Bandung (success)
    Answer.   1st ‘India-Indonesia Energy Forum’ was held in Jakarta on April 20, 2017. The Indian side was represented by Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal and Indonesian Energy Minister Ignasius Jonan. On the occasion, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on cooperation in the field of Oil and Gas.
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  • A
    I and II (success)
    B
    II and III (success)
    C
    I and III (success)
    D
    All of the above (success)
    Answer.   The Delhi-Rewari-Alwar Regional Rapid Transport System (RRTS) project envisaged by National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) is slated to cut the travel time between Delhi and Alwar by half. The 180.50 km long project is estimated to cost Rs.37539 crore and there will be 19 stations on the proposed alignment. The first 56 km involving 9 stations from ISBT Kashmeri Gate in Delhi to Cyber City in Haryana will be underground and the remaining stretch of 124.50 km with 10 stations will be elevated. With design speed of 180 kmph, operating speed of 160 kmph and average speed of 105 kmph, journey between Delhi and Alwar could be completed in just 104 minutes.
  • A
    Justice (retd) BD Agarwal (success)
    B
    Justice (retd) BN Srikrishna (success)
    C
    Justice (retd) AP Shah (success)
    D
    Justice (retd) JS Anand (success)
    Answer.   The Meghalaya government has appointed former Gauhati High Court judge Justice (Rtd) B D Agarwal to head the judicial commission that will probe the alleged police firing in North Garo Hills. The commission has been given six months’ time to file its report. In the March 6 incident, police allegedly fired shots at three people when they did not stop their vehicle at a police check point in Kaldang area of the district.
  • A
    New Delhi, India (success)
    B
    Conarky, Guinea (success)
    C
    Paris, France (success)
    D
    Berlin, Germany (success)
    Answer.   World Book & Copyright Day was observed across the world on April 23, 2017. The observance of the day on April 23 is a symbolic date for world literature. It is on this date in 1616 that Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. Each year, UNESCO and the international organizations select the World Book Capital for a one-year period, effective 23 April each year. For the year 2017 the World Book Capital is Conakry, Guinea.

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Morning News Digest, 24 April 2017

24th Apr 2017

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Evening News Digest, 23 April 2017

23th Apr 2017

G-20 finance ministers’ and central bank governors’ meeting the g-20 finance ministers’ and central bank governors’ meeting was held in washington d.c on april 22, 2017. in the meeting india was represented by union finance minister arun jaitley and rbi governor urijit patel. the meeting focused