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30 April 2017

Which country's scientists have used smartphone to control the activity of the living cells inside an animal?

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Researchers at East China Normal University in Shanghai have used a smartphone to control the activity of the living cells inside an animal. The fusion of biology and technology was used to control blood sugar levels in mice with diabetes. The idea could be applied to a wide range of diseases and drug treatments. The approach could pave the way for a new era in medicine.

In which Indian state a Vehicle Inspection and Certification Centre will be established?

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A tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was inked for establishing a Vehicle Inspection and Certification Centre at Chumukedima in Dimapur district of Nagaland. The MoU was signed between Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), Department of Transport, Nagaland and International Centre for Automotive Technology

Which Indian city became the first to win the Pierre L’enfant International Planning Excellence Award 2017?

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The capital of Odisha Bhubaneswar became the first Indian city to win the Pierre L’enfant International Planning excellence Award 2017. The award has been instituted by the American Planning Association (APA). Bhubaneswar was chosen for its good and advanced town planning and engaging its residents in the planning process. 

'Oorja' was in news recently. What is it?

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The U-19 Football Talent Hunt Tournament 2017 named ‘Oorja’ will begin on May 1, 2017. The tournament will be conducted by the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) under the aegis of All India Police Sports Control Board throughout the country. The tournament will complement Mission XI Million – a school contact programme aimed at improving the football ecosystem in light of India hosting the FIFA U-19 World Cup in October 2017 for the first time.

Among which three entities a MoU was signed to provide broadband services to Post Offices in rural areas?

I. Bharat Broadband Network (BBNL)

II. Department of Post

III. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL)

IV. Reliance

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A tripartite MoU was signed between BBNL, Department of Posts and BSNL for providing broadband connectivity of BharatNet to Post Offices in rural areas. It is the first tri-partite agreement to provide broadband connectivity to about 1.3 lakh, post offices in rural areas.

Who was appointed as the new Director General of Police of Haryana?

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The Manohar Lal Khattar government of Haryana appointed senior IPS officer BS Sandhu as the new Director General of Police (DGP) of the state. He is a 1984-batch IPS officer and he replaced incumbent KP Singh who was appointed as DGP (Prisons). 

Which country's parliament ratified accession treaty to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)?

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The parliament of Montenegro approved the Balkan country’s accession to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). The parliamentarians voted 46-0 to ratify the accession treaty with NATO. The accession of Montenegro due to its strategic location will give NATO full control over the Adriatic Sea. The other Adriatic nations – Albania, Croatia and Italy – are already in the alliance.

Who won the Asian Snooker Championship at Doha, Qatar?

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Chinese teen Lv Haotian won the Asian Snooker Championship after defeating sixteen-time World Champion Pankaj Advani in the summit clash in Doha, Qatar. With this win, the Chinese collected $7,000 while Advani took home $3,500.

Which state cabinet decided to start its own State Transport immediately?

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The Manipur Cabinet decided to start Manipur State Transport (MST) immediately with the objective of providing an economical, efficient, sustainable, affordable and properly coordinated road transport service.

Which state hosted the country's first-ever transgender athletic meet?

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Kerala conducted the country’s first-ever transgender one-day athletic meet in Thiruvananthapuram. The event saw the participation of 132 participants belonging to 12 districts of the state. The event was jointly organised by Kerala sports council and Sexual Gender Minority Federation of Kerala. 

29 April 2017

What is the total amount of package given by the Union Government to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K)?

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Centre released around Rs. 20,000 crore or 25% of the Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP) of Rs. 80,000 crore for Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). In 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the package for the state to provide a major development push.

Which of the following statements with respect to Agni-III missile test fired recently is correct?

I. It has a strike range of 3,000 km to 5,000 km. 

II. It is capable of carrying only nuclear warheads weighing up to 1.5 tonnes.

III. It is powered by a two-stage solid propellant engine.

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The Statement II is wrong because Agni Missile-III can carry both the conventional and nuclear warheads. It was in news because the Strategic Forces Command of the Indian Army successfully test-fired it from Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast.

Who launched the Micro and Small Enterprises Facilitation Council (MSEFC) portal and MyMSME Mobile App?

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Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting M Venkaiah Naidu launched two important initiatives of Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME). These are Micro and Small Enterprises Facilitation Council (MSEFC) portal and MyMSME Mobile App. The MSEFC portal would facilitate implementation of the delayed payment provisions of the MSMED Act 2006. On the other hand, MyMSME mobile app will provide information on all schemes implemented by the Ministry of MSME at one place.

Who was conferred with the CII President’s Award for Lifetime Achievement by the President Pranab Mukherjee?

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President Pranab Mukherjee presented CII President’s Award for Lifetime Achievement to Rahul Bajaj, Chairman, Bajaj Auto Ltd. He also presented CII foundation Woman Exemplar Awards. The award was instituted in 2005 to promote women’s empowerment at the community level.

Who was conferred with the 52nd Jnanpith Award by the President Pranab Mukherjee?

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President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the 52nd Jnanpith Award on Prof Sankha Ghosh. He is a poet and critique par excellence, a teacher of reputation, a recipient of the Padma Bhushan in 2011. He was awarded Sahitya Akademi in 1977 for his work “Baabarer praarthanaa” and in 1999, for translating Kannada play “Taledanda” into Bengali as “Raktakalyan”. He is an authority in his own right on the works of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore.

From which country NASA launched a stadium-sized pressure balloon to collect near space data?

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The US space agency NASA launched a stadium-sized pressure balloon in Wanaka, New Zealand to collect data in near space in its 100-day journey. The balloon is designed to detect ultra-high energy cosmic particles from beyond the galaxy as they penetrate the earth’s atmosphere, is expected to circle the planet two or three times.

Which company is India's most attractive employer, according to Randstad Survey?

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According to the Randstad Employer Brand Research 2017, search engine giant Google India has been named as the country’s most attractive employer brand, followed by Mercedes Benz India at the second place. The sectoral specific winners for the most attractive employers this year are Amazon India for e-commerce, ITC Ltd for FMCG and Philips India for consumer and healthcare.

Cash-rich coal, power and oil PSUs will jointly invest about Rs 30,000 crore to revive four fertiliser plants by 2020-21. Which of the following is not one of them?

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Cash-rich coal, power and oil PSUs will jointly invest about Rs 30,000 crore to revive four mothballed fertiliser plants by 2020-21 to make India self- sufficient in urea production and cut imports. These urea plants are at Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, Sindri in Jharkhand, Talcher in Odisha and Barauni in Bihar.

With which country did India sign a Work Plan for cooperation in agriculture sector?

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India and Cyprus signed Work Plan for 2017–18 to implement an already singed MoU for cooperation in the agriculture sector. It covers areas such as joint research projects, training/exchange programme for scientists/experts, and exchange of germplasms and technology among others.

At which place in Madhya Pradesh Union Water Resource Minister Uma Bharti launched the water conservation programmme for Bundelkhand region?

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Union Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharti launched Bundelkhand water conservation programme at Bandri in Sagar District of MP. The programme has been launched under the National Ground Water Management Improvement Schemes (NGMIS) with an objective to effectively improve ground water conditions in stressed blocks.

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