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1.On October 29, 2017, veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher received Parmod Mahajan Smriti Award in Pune.

2.Saira Banu, who moved Supreme Court seeking a ban on instantaneous ‘Triple Talaq’ among Muslims is the second recipient of Pramod Mahjan Smriti Award.

3.Ian Burnett – Youngest Lord Chief Justice, England and Wales

4.Ine Eriksen – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway

5.Injeti Srinivas – Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs

6.Jacinda Ardern – 3rd Woman and the Youngest Prime Minister, New Zealand

7.In Arunachal Pradesh North Indian state, Tawang festival is celebrated.

8.In Andhra Pradesh state ‘No helmet, no petrol’ rule for two wheelers came into act.

9.Banwarilal Purohit has been appointed as new Governor of Tamil Nadu.

10.Jacqueline Fernandez – Brand Ambassador, Delhi Dynamos FC

11.Jayant Rikhye – CEO, Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) India.

12.John Flint – CEO, HSBC Holdings

13.Birendra Sasmal has won a prestigious International Business Person of the Year at the Asian Achievers Awards in London for innovative IT solutions.

14.Where did Benghazi’s commercial port reopen for the first time in three years on October 1, 2017 : Libya

15.India’s first International Financial Services Centre GIFT- IFSC has ranked at 10th place in the latest September 2017 edition of Global Financial Centres Index 22 (GFCI) of London.

16.Cristiano Ronaldo has caught up with Lionel Messi to become a five-time winner of FIFA’s best player award.

17.The very popular playback singers Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan have been selected for the Madhya Pradesh state government’s prestigious National Lata Mangeshkar award.

18.John K Paul – President, Federations of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA)

19.Leslie Thng – CEO, Vistara

20. Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, Tamilnadu temple was awarded the best ‘Swachh Iconic Place’ (Cleanest Iconic Place) in India.

21.In which field Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young awarded received 2017 Nobel Prize :physiology or medicine

22.Birendra Prasad Baishya has elected as chairman of two sub-committees to which of the following federation :International Weightlifting Federation

23.N S Venkatesh – CEO, Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI)

24.Omar Sultan Al-Olama – 1st Ever Artificial Intelligence Minister, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

25.Indians Mohit Dudeja and Kiran bagged a silver and a bronze medal respectively at the World skills competition 2017 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

26.DR. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), will be recognized as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate.

27.Govardhan Eco Village, set up by the ISKCON in Palghar district of Maharashtra has won the ‘Green Platinum Award’.

28.Environmental scientist Hans Joachim Schellnhuber has received Blue Planet Prize, world’s most prestigious award for pioneers in environmental science.

29.Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) has ranked No. 1 in the Airports Council International’s (ACI) service quality survey in the category of 5 to 15 million passengers per annum.

30.P. Maheshwari – Director General, Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D)

31.Preeti Sudan – Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

32.Rajnish Kumar – Chairman, State Bank of India (SBI)

33.India country will be the guest of honour in 6th edition of World Government Summit in Dubai,UAE.

34.On 2nd October 2017, World Habitat Day was observed all over the world. The theme for World Habitat Day 2017 is Housing Policies: Affordable Homes’

35.Where was the 4 day Global Wildlife Programme (GWP) conference started :New Delhi

36.Veteran writer and lyricist Javed Akhtar is to be honoured with the Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award on 26thOctober 2017.

37.US author George Saunders has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize.

38.On 15th October 2017, India’s Selena Selvakumar won three gold medals in Egypt Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Open 2017.

39.Rakesh Asthana – Special Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)

40.Sunny Verghese – Chairman, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

41.Satya Pal Malik – Governor, Bihar

42.Soumya Swaminathan – Deputy Directors General, World Health Organization (WHO) [Highest post held by an Indian in WHO]

43.Scott Fleming – Head, National Basketball Association (NBA) India.

44.Ukhnaa Khurelsukh – Prime Minister, Mongolia

45.Yogesh Chander Modi – Director General, National Investigation Agency (NIA)

46.For whom the Karnataka government launched ‘Mathru Purna’ scheme :Pregnant Women

47.Where was the Mahatma Gandhi’s statue unveiled on 2nd October 2017 :Wales

48.In what field US scientists Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne won the 2017 Nobel Prize :Physics

49.Noted Indian-American attorney Ajay Raju has been honoured with the 3rd American Bazaar Philanthropy award.

50.12-year old Indian girl Poorvi G B has been awarded the ‘best performer’ subtitle at the ‘Little Miss World 2017’ pageant held in Greece.

51.American economist Richard H. Thaler has won 2017 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to behavioural economics.

52.Geneva-based ‘International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons’ got Nobel Peace Prize of 2017.

53.The 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to British writer Kazuo Ishiguro for his Nobel “The Remains of the Day” and “Never Let Me Go.”

54.Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne & Barry Barish were awarded Nobel Prize in Physics for decisive contributions to LIGO detector & observation of gravitational waves.

55.Which country has launched ‘world’s biggest & most powerful’ nuclear icebreaker Ship :Russia

56.Which country has announced the setting of National Space Agency, at the International Astronautical Congress :Australia

57.The Central Government has approved for Turtle sanctuary development in Allahabad

58.Yuvraj Singh – 1st Indian Ambassador of the Laureus sports foundation

59.The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young.

60.Name the state government has launched ‘Mukhyamantri Samoohik Vivaah Yojana’.:Uttar Pradesh

61.Massive search operation ‘CASO’ launched in Jammu & Kashmir. Expand CASO.:Cordon-and-Search-Operation

62.Where was the 8th conference of the Association of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians (ASSP) held from 4th to 6th October 2017 :Sri Lanka

63.Ajay Kumar Srivastava – Executive Director of Indian Overseas Bank

64.B S Shekhawat – Executive Director of Central Bank of India

65.Chaitanya Gayatri Chunthapalli – Executive Director of Bank Of India

66.Govind N Dongre – Executive Director of Punjab & Sindh Bank

67.Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple in Madurai has been adjudged the cleanest iconic place in India under Swachhta Hi Seva programme.

68.Nirmala Sitharaman released a coffee table book on the Department of Defence Production, titled ‘A journey towards self-reliance’.

69.October 31 is celebrated as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) in India.

70.The Central Vigilance Commission has decided that this year the Vigilance Awareness Week would be observed from 30th October to 4th November, 2017.The theme of the week would be “My Vision-Corruption Free India”.

71.As per ‘Global Passport Power Rank 2017’, compiled by international financial advisory firm Arton Capital, passport of Singapore is now the “most powerful” passport in the world.

72.2nd World Congress on Marxism is scheduled to be held in Peking University in Beijing from 5th – 6th May 2018and THEME :“Marxism and the current world and China”.

73.Report on worst cities for women :New Delhi

74.Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced Fourth Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement for financial year 2017-18.What is the percentage of Policy Repo Rate :6.00%

75.Krishnan S – Executive Director of Syndicate Bank

76.Kul Bhushan Jain – Executive Director of Andhra Bank

77.Lingam Venkata Prabhakar – Executive Director of Punjab National Bank

78.Matam Venkata Rao – Executive Director of Canara Bank

79.Rajesh Kumar Yadhuvanshi – Executive Director of Dena Bank

80.Name the State Cabinet has approved Heritage Tourism policy & ‘Mukhya Mantri Rural Road Repair Scheme’.Himachal Paradesh

81.Where will the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 to be Held :Hyderabad

82.Under the chairmanship of whom RBI forms High-level Task Force on Public Credit Registry :Yeshwant M. Deosthalee

83.Who will be the event ambassador for the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2018 :Corey Anderson

84.Fats Domino – American Rock and Roll Legend

85.’Best Cities in Travel 2018 :Chile

86.India 2017 Yearbook – compiled by Rajiv Mehrishi (Comptroller and Auditor General of India)

87.The Coalition Years : 1996-2012 – written by Pranab Mukherjee

88.11th October 2017 was observed as International Day of the Girl Child with the theme “The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030.”

89.12th October 2017 (2nd Thursday of October) was observed as World Sight Day (WSD) with the theme “Make Vision Count”.

90.Who won India’s first ever gold medal at Wushu World Championships, in Russia :Pooja Kadian

91.10th October 2017 is observed as World Mental Health Day with the Theme 2017 : “Mental health in the workplace”.

92.15th October 2017 was observed as Global Hand-washing Day with the theme “Our hands, our future !”.

93.16th October 2017 was observed as World Food Day with the theme “Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development.”

94.Who will lead a ministerial delegation to the ASEAN-India ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas’ (PB) to be held in 2018, in Singapore :Sushma Swaraj

95.Who led SEBI panel on corporate governance reforms for independent directors and greater transparency :Uday Kotak

96.How much European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed the finance contract for lending for Bangalore Metro Rail :300 million Euros

97.Name the Adobe investment on integration of Aadhaar-based authentication in its e-signature solution on 4thOct. 2017.:Adobe Sign”

98.16th October 2017 was observed as World Spine Day with the theme “Your Back In Action”.

99.16-year-old Jeakson Thounaojam became the first player in history to score for India in a FIFA World Cup.

100.17th October 2017 was observed as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty with the theme “Answering the Call of October 17 to end poverty: A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies”.

101.17-year-old paddler Manav Thakkar has become the first Indian to occupy the top spot on the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Junior Circuit standings.

102.1st BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise-2017 (DMEx-2017) was recently held at New Delhi.

103.Which of the following is India’s First Portal dedicated to Para-sports :thenationspride.com

104.Where did Prime Minister Narendra Modi launch Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan Scheme :Gandhinagar

105.1st ever Tri Services Joint Exercise between Indian and Russian Armed Forces, INDRA-2017 was held in the Eastern Military District of Russia from 19th to 29th of October 2017.

106.1st October 2017 was observed as the International Day of Older Persons with the Theme “Stepping into the Future : Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society.”

107.20th October 2017 was observed as World Statistics Day with the theme “Better Data, Better Lives”.

108.27th October 2017 was obserevd as World Day for Audiovisual Heritage with the theme “Discover, remember and share”.

109.2nd Ayurveda Day was observed on 17th October 2017 with the theme ‘Run for Ayurveda’.

110.31st October 2017 was observed as World Cities Day with the theme “Innovative Governance, Open Cities”.

111.31st October 2017 was observed as World Savings Day with the theme “Our future starts with savings”.

112.5th October 2017 was observed as the World Teachers’ Day with the theme “Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers”.

113.Mera Houchongba’ is which state’s traditional festival :Manipur

114.Which Private Sector bank has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Freecharge :Axis Bank

115.Where was 20th Asia Masters Athletics Championship held :Rugao, China.

116.The first conference of “Dialogue of Civilizations” conference was held in which country :Guatemala

117.Which Indian state launched ‘Solar Briefcase’ to provide electricity in remote areas :Uttarakhand

118.Which two countries topped the survey of most valuable nation brand 2017 :US and China

119.Modi has inaugurated the first phase of ambitious Ghogha-Dahej Roll-on Roll-off ferry service at Ghogha in Bhavnagar district in Gujarat.

120.20th October 2017 was observed as World Statistics Day with the theme “Better Data, Better Lives”.

121.The project VAJRA (Visiting Advanced Joint Research) Faculty scheme comes under which ministry :Union Ministry of Finance

122.Which country launched a remote sensing VRSS-2 satellite for Venezuela from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gobi desert :China

123.Which committee was appointment to recommend new salary structure for judges of lower courts in India :PV Reddi committee

124.2nd October 2017 was observed as the World Architecture Day with the Theme “Climate Change Action !”.

125.31st October 2017 was observed as World Cities Day with the theme “Innovative Governance, Open Cities”.

126.3rd International Conference on Yoga was recently held in New Delhi. Theme of this Conferee : “Yoga for Wellness”.

127.7th October 2017 was obsereved as World Day for Decent Work with Theme “End Corporate Greed: The World Needs a Pay Rise”.

128.Akshay Ruparelia, a 19-year-old Indian-origin youth, has become one of UK’s youngest millionaires after his online estate agency business was valued at £12 million in just over a year.

129.Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos has overtaken Bill Gates to become the World’s Richest Person with a net worth of $91.6 billion.

130.Asia now has the most billionaires in the world, surpassing the US for the first time.

131.International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered India’s growth forecast from its earlier estimate of 7.2% to 6.7%

132.On 11th octwhich date the International Day of the Girl Child observed.

133.What are the two Schemes introduced by cabinet to boost Skill India Mission :SANKALP & STRIVE

134.India ranks which position in Global Hunger Index :100th

135.American financial technology company Mastercard launched its first innovation lab in which part of India :Pune, Maharashtra

136.Austria banned Islamic face veils in public places.

137.Bangladesh has signed a $4.5-billion, third line of credit agreement with India for its infrastructure and social sector development.

138.Burundi became the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

139.British boxer Anthony Joshua defended his WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles after defeating France’s Carlos Takam in 10 rounds by a technical knockout.

140.Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has inaugurated the Pratham-Shyok bridge in Leh, connecting the region to Karakoram in northeastern Ladakh.

141.Which is the largest IPO (Initial Public Offering) in Indian primary market :COAL INDIA

142.Which city is to host an international Puppet festival named ‘PUN (Puppets Unite Neighbours) International Puppet Festival’ :Kolkata

143.Japan’s capital Tokyo has topped Economist Intelligence Unit’s Safe Cities Index 2017 of 60 cities. Indian cities Delhi and Mumbai have ranked 43th and 45th

144.Where was G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) Meeting held :United states

145.E-commerce major eBay has acquired a 5.4% stake in Flipkart.

146.Electric carmaker Tesla has reached an agreement with China, instead of India, to set up its first electric car factory outside the US.

147.England won 17th edition of FIFA U-17 World Cup by defeating Spain.

148.Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL), a public sector oil company became first Indian oil company to trade lubricants in Myanmar.

149.Iceland has become the smallest country ever to qualify for the final stage of the FIFA World Cup, after topping its qualifying group.

150.India has become the 2nd largest smartphone market in the world after overtaking the United States. India now stands behind China on the list.

151.Who has appointed as head of MobiKwik Payment Gateway :Rukaiya Rangwala

152.Name the mobile health App the Indian Air Force (IAF) launched on the occasion of its 85th anniversary.:Med Watch’

153.Which act was discarded byThe NITI Aayog as it was destabilizing the prices instead of keeping them stable :Essential Commodities Act

154.India is going to host the 13th session of United Nations’ global wildlife summit on migratory species (CMS COP13) in 2020.

155.India received first ever shipment of US crude oil of 1.6 million barrels, purchased by state-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) at Paradip Port in Odisha.

156.India will become the world’s third fastest growing aviation market by 2036 after witnessing a growth from 141 million passengers in 2016 to 478 million passengers.

157.Who has been nominated for the first Centenary National Award for Literature, for outstanding literary contributions :Namita Gokhale

158.Who is elected as the new chief of UNESCO :Audrey Azoulay

159.Which State’s assembly has become first in India to call attention and adjournment motions and proposals online from legislators :Rajasthan

160.Which country has the world’s first ‘negative emissions’ power plant :Iceland

161.Which is the first country in the world to accept Bitcoin in exchange for citizenship :Vanuatu

162.Which singer won 30th Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for the year 2015 and 2016 :T M Krishna

163.India’s Anupama Ramachandran won World Open Under-16 Snooker Championship title in girls category held at St. Petersburg in Russia.

164.Indian Air Force celebrated its 85th anniversary on 8th October 2017.

165.Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar won his 8th Asian Tour title at the Macao Open.

166.Indian shooter Sangram Dahiya won a Silver medal in the final round of the men’s double trap at the ISSF Shooting World Cup Final

167.Who becomes the first Bangladeshi to be inducted in MCC World Cricket Committee :Shakib Al Hasan

168.Who was defeated by Roger Federer of Switzerland to win Shanghai Masters tennis tournament:Rafael Nadal

169.Indian shooters Heena Sidhu and Jitu Rai won India its first gold medal of the ISSF Shooting World Cup in the 10-metre air pistol mixed team event

170.Indian shuttler Samiya Imad Farooqui clinched the Gold medal at the Under-15 women’s singles competition after defeating Indonesia’s Widjaja Stephani at the Asian Junior Championship at Yangon (Myanmar).

171.Indian woman cricketer Veda Krishnamurthy has become only the 3rd player from India to sign up for Women’s Big Bash League after Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana.

172.Which Folk artist gets ‘Kalakar Puraskar’ award 2017 :Gopal Gowda

173.Who is the first Indian woman wrestler to sign with WWE :Kavita Devi

174.Which Indian state launched ‘Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojna’ in the presence of the farmers :MP

175.How many New Members are elected in UN Human Rights Council :15

176.Who was the first person from Indian origin to hold the post of Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords :Swarj Paul

177.What is TU142M related to :aircraft museum

178.Where did AYUSH Festival of Stamps 2017 took place :Panaji,Goa

179.RBI revised the guidelines by which the Banks are asked to provide funds at 7% interest to women SHGs under DAY-NRLM.

180.IndusInd Bank announced merger with microfinance lender Bhart Financial Inclusion (BFIL).

181.Italian luxury fashion brand Gucci’s CEO Marco Bizzarri has announced it will go fur-free starting from its Spring/ Summer 2018 collection.

182.Jio Payments Bank will begin it’s operations in December. Jio Payments Bank is a 70:30 joint venture between Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries and the State Bank of India (SBI).

183.JK Rowling (author of the Harry Potter series), has been named Europe’s highest paid celebrity of 2017 by Forbes.

184.Section 247 of the Companies Act 2013 is related to Valuation by Registered Valuers

185.Who is the new, youngest-ever Prime Minister of New Zealand :Jacinda Ardern

186.Which country tops in the list of pollution-linked deaths in world according to Lancet study :INDIA

187.Which city of Telengana will host the CFSI’s International Children’s Film Festival :Hyderabad

188.Larsen and Toubro (L&T) handed over offshore patrol vessel (OPV) named “Vikram” to the Indian Coast Guard. It is India’s first-ever over offshore patrol vessel to be built in a private shipyard.

189.Late singer Michael Jackson has been named the highest-earning dead celebrity for the 5th consecutive year by Forbes.

190.Patna Pirates defeated Gujarat Fortunegiants to win the 5th edition of Pro Kabaddi.

191.President Ram Nath Kovind has inaugurated the 5th edition of India Water Week (IWW). Theme of 5th India Water Week : “Water and Energy for Inclusive Growth”.

192.Racer Mahaveer Raghunathan beat 19 European racers to become the first Indian to clinch the Boss GP Championship (Formula Class).

193.RBI Governor Urjit Patel has announced that India’s economic growth will pick up in the third and fourth quarters to above 7%.

194.Roger Federer defeated Juan Martin del Potro to win record eighth title in his hometown Basel, which is his seventh title of 2017 and 95th of his career.

195.Saudi Arabia has become the world’s first country to grant citizenship to a Robot (Sophia).

196.Shillong (Meghalaya) will host its second Cherry Blossom Festival between November 8 and 11.

197.Switzerland’s Roger Federer defeated world number one Rafael Nadal for the fourth time in as many matches this year to claim his sixth title of 2017 and 94th overall at the Shanghai Masters.

198.The British city of Oxford has revoked the ‘Freedom of Oxford’ honour awarded to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi over her response to the Rohingya crisis.

199.In which Indian city, the India’s First Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra for Skilling in Smart Cities inaugurated :NEW DELHI

200.Name the Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) provided to Sri Lankan Navy by the Indian Coast Guard.:Suraksha

201.Who were crowned ‘Champion of Champions’, in the ISSF World Cup Final 2017, in New Delhi :CHINESE

202.In which city of Indonesia, the 30th edition of CORPAT (Coordinated Patrol) and 3rd Bilateral exercise between the Indian Navy and the Indonesian Navy was conducted :Belawan

203.Which Indian State’s Election Department has entered Limca Book of Records for the formation of the biggest human logo comprising young voters in the state :Meghalaya

204.Who was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) :Suresh Sethi

205.Myanmar announced to launch its own satellite system in June 2019 which was named as MyanmarSat-2

206.Who is the first Indian to occupy the top spot on the ITTF World Junior Circuit standings :Manav Thakkar

207.Who is the former basketball team head coach, who has joined NBA India as Head of Basketball Operations :Scott Fleming

208.Which country opened the world’s first 3D-printed concrete bridge, mainly for the use of cyclists :Netherlands

209.The Chandigarh administration has approved a provision for the Transgender community in the city to use a gender-neutral title ‘Mx’ in all forms and applications.

210.The deadline to link Aadhaar card to avail benefits of welfare schemes has been extended to March 31, 2018.

211.The Global Wildlife Programme (GWP) Conference was recently held in New Delhi. Theme of GWP Conference 2017 : “Peoples’ participation in wildlife conservation”.

212.According to Australian Centre for Financial Studies (ACFS), what is India’s rank in the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index 2017 out of 30 :28

213.Girija Devi is related to which of the below given field :Classical Singer

214.Where did the First International Day of Diplomats celebrated :Brasilia

215.The Government has constituted a high-level committee for proper management of water resources in North Eastern Region (NER). Head of this committee : Rajiv Kumar (Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog).

216.The Indo Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) has celebrated its 56th Raising day on 24th October 2017.

217.The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully launched Michibiki-4 satellite (QZSS-4) onboard of H-IIA rocket from Tanegashima Space Centre.

218.Which Arabian country announced minimum wage for its workers for the first time :Qatar

219.Which country unveils World’s first track-less train that runs on virtual railways :China

220.The Karnataka government recently launched the ₹302-crore Mathru Poorna scheme. Aim of this Scheme : To provide free mid-day meals to pregnant and lactating women in rural areas.

221.The Lahaul & Spiti district (Himachal Pradesh) has been named among the Top 10 regions to visit next year by Lonely Planet in its ‘Best in Travel 2018’ list.

222.India’s first all-woman crew on circumnavigation of globe under ‘Navika Sagar Parikrama’ expedition arrived at which country after sailing for 43 days :AUSTRALIA

223.The State Bank of India (SBI) has slashed base rate on home loan by 0.05%. Bank of Baroda (BoB), Andhra Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) have also reduced the base rate on home loans by 0.35%, 0.15%, and 0.05%, respectively.

224.The Union Government has inked $65.5 million loan agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) to continue interventions to check coastal erosion on the Western Coast in Karnataka.

225.The United Arab Emirates (UAE) began collecting new “Sin Taxes” on tobacco products, energy drinks, and soft drinks. Sin Tax : a tax on items such as alcohol or tobacco.

226.Which is the world’s first country to grant citizenship to a robot, by granting citizenship to Sophia, an Artificially Intelligent (AI) robot :Saudi Arabia

227.Who is the second Indian-origin player to be signed by NBA G-League side:Gokul Natesan

228.Where is the Asia Pacific Japan region’s first Leonardo Centre located in India :Bengaluru

229.Who became the UK’s most influential black person, by topping the 2018 ‘Powerlist’ of 100 people of African and African Caribbean heritage :Gina Miller

230.Which Indian State’s Chief Minister received the Golden Peacock Award, at the 17th London Global Convention, held in London :Andhra Pradesh

231.Who is popularly known as the ‘gutkha baron’ :Rasiklal Dhariwal

232.What is the Theme for The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2017 which was celebrated on 27th oct :Discover, remember and share

233.The US State Department has approved a sale of the THAAD missile defence system worth over ₹98,000 crore ($15 billion) to Saudi Arabia.

234.To reduce road accidents, the Andhra Pradesh state government has introduced a ‘No helmet, No petrol’ rule for two-wheeler riders.

235.Where did International Peace Conference to promote peace and harmony in the North Eastern region of India held at :Imphal

236.Where did the 11th World Congress on “Adolescent Health”, aiming at lowering mortality rates for adolescents held at :NewDelhi

237.Where is the 14th South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation in Law (SAARCLAW) Conference is being held at :Colombo, Sri Lanka

238.Name the First-ever Insurance Policy launched by Star Health Insurance for Persons Diagnosed with Cancer :Star Cancer Care Gold

239.US bank Wells Fargo has upgraded over 5,000 ATMs that allow customers to withdraw cash with a smartphone instead of debit or credit cards.

240.Where did the International Science Festival’s Start-up Summit – 2017 held at :Chennai

241.In which country World’s first hydrogen tram is operated, which is a pollutant free hybrid tram :CHINA

242.Young Indian paddler Selena Selvakumar wins triple gold medal at Egypt Junior and Cadet Open Table Tennis Championship.

243.WWE signed Shadia Bseiso, its first female performer from an Arab nation.

244.Which is the first ever coffee table book on the Department of Defence Production (DDP) :A journey towards self-reliance

245.According to ‘Global TB Report 2017’ released by World Health Organization (WHO), India is in what position accounting for 64 per cent of the 10.4 million new tuberculosis (TB) :FIRST

246.State Bank of India (SBI) with which organisation signed an agreement for Rs 2317 crore credit facilities to seven companies to finance grid connected rooftop solar projects :WORLD BANK