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In which city Second UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture was held?

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Second UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture was hosted by the Sultanate of Oman in Muscat from 11 to 12 December 2017.

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Which among the following bridges of eastern Arunachal Pradesh were dedicated to the nation by the Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr Subhash Bhamre?

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Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre decided to dedicate 2 bridges in eastern Arunachal Pradesh to the nation, among which one is the Injupani Bridge. The other one is Deopani/Eze bridge over Eze River.

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Which country is to host 3rd Annual Meeting of Board of Governors of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank?

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India will host the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of AIIB at Mumbai on 25th and 26th June 2018. 

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Industrial output growth hit to 3 month low of _____ in October 2017.

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Industrial production growth hit a three-month low of 2.2 % in October 2017, mainly due to subdued performance of manufacturing and mining sectors coupled with a contraction in output of consumer durables.

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Which traditional sports activity has been referred to the five-judge Constitution bench by the SC for determining whether it is cultural right within the meaning of Article 29 of the Constitution?

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The Supreme Court stated that it would refer to a five-judge Constitution Bench a batch of pleas challenging TN and Maharashtra laws allowing bull-taming sport jallikattu and bullock cart races. The Constitution Bench has been asked to decide whether jallikattu is a cultural right, and whether states can claim protection under Article 29 of the Constitution – which ensures protection of interests of minorities.

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Which of the following Union Ministry has released Rs 174 crore to six states for the border development?

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An amount of Rs 174.32 crore was released to Assam, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal under the Border Area Development Programme (BADP) launched in 1987.

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Who among the following Indians was conferred with the inaugural Diwali "Power of One" award of the UN?

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Six top diplomats, including an Indian woman, have been felicitated with the inaugural Diwali "Power of One" award at the UN headquarters. Laxmi puri is one among them. She is Indian head of the UN Women. They were awarded for their contribution to help form a more "perfect, peaceful and secure world.

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Who among the following former football player has been felicitated by the Union Sports Minister recently?

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Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore felicitated former Indian football captain Gurdev Singh Gill for his contribution to the sport. The minister presented Gill, with a cash award of Rs five lakh along with a shawl and a memento. An Arjuna awardee, the 67-year-old, had captained the Indian team at the 1978 Bangkok Asian Games.

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What is the rank of India in mobile internet speed of the Speedtest Global Index released by popular speed testing service Ookla?

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Popular speed testing service, Ookla has released its November edition of the Speedtest Global Index. Out of 122 countries, India was ranked 109 for mobile internet speed and 76 out of 133 countries for broadband speed.

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