January Current Affairs Revision Questions for IPPB Mains Exam

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Ques 1)

Where will Border Security Force (BSF) install laser walls and smart sensors to check infiltration & terrorism?
Indo-Bangladesh border in West Bengal

Ques 2)

Name the Indian origin entrepreneur who has acquired top army post in Kyrgyzstan.
Sheikh Rafik Mohammed

Ques 3) 

Name the chief justice of Pakistan who took oath in presence of President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Justice Mian Saqib Nisar

Ques 4) 

PM Modi increase credit guarantee limit for MSME’s to Rs 2 crore while banks are asked to raise the cash credit limit for small business from 20% to _____.
25%

Ques 5) 

Under the new housing loan scheme, for poor & middle class citizens will get a 4% exemption on loans upto 9 lakh while 3% on loans upto 12 lakh. How much interest will be waived up for loans upto Rs 2 lakh for construction, repair, and renovation in rural areas?
3%

Ques 6) 

Name the India’s first fully organic state.
Sikkim

Ques 7) 

Who defeated Russia’s Sergey Kerjakin to win World Blitz Chess Championship?
Norway’s Magnus Carlsen

Ques 8) 

Which tennis player was conferred with the Knighthood in the New Year’s honours list?
Britain’s Andy Murray

Ques 9) 

What is the name of India’s 1st transgender school which was inaugurated in Kochi (Kerala)?
Sahaj International

Ques 10)

Somdev Devvarman belongs to which sport?
Tennis

Ques 11)

Shankha Ghosh was awarded with 2016 Jnanpith award. Who was awarded with 2016 Jnanpith Navlekhan award?
Shradda for “Hawa mein Phadphadati Chitthi” & Ghyansham Devansh for “Akash for Deh”

Ques 12) 

Name the CMD of NHPC who has been conferred with the ‘Power & Energy Persona’s award for Individual Excellence’ at 10th ENERITA awards 2016.
KM Singh
               

Ques 13) 

Government has permitted to raise how much amount via preferential shares to 12 PSU banks?
3000 cr

Ques 14)

Who are the new IAF chief and the new UPSC chairman?
Air marshal Birendra Singh Dhanoa and David R Syiemlieh
                      

Ques 15) 

Bargarh Dhanua Jatra, considered to be the world’s largest open air theatrical festival, is celebrated in which Indian state?
Odisha

Ques 16) 

Merchant Navy has launched an android based mobile app MUI. What is the full form of MUI?
Maritime Union of India

Ques 17) 

Which state power corporation has been awarded “Best Performing Power distribution Utility in Power sector” by Central Board of Irrigation & Power?
Punjab

Ques 18) 

Which Indian state has banned Purse Seine fishing to safeguard fingerlings, a fish species?
Maharashtra

Ques 19) 

Under Arogya Raksha scheme launched by Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu, health insurance cover is offered upto ______.
2 lakh

Ques 20) 

How much amount can be deposited in Paytm payment bank by individuals and small businesses?
Rs 1 lakh per customer

Ques 21) 

AIIMS has partnered with which digital payment firm?
Mobikwik

Ques 22) 

Anshu Jain, Ex Deutsche Bank boss is going to be the President of Canton Fitzgerald LP. Deutsche Bank is ______ largest bank?
Germany

Ques 23) 

Who has been appointed as the Executive director of RBI?
Surekha Marandi

Ques 24) 

How much discount will a customer get if he book and pay online for every LPG refill as decided by IOC, BPCL & HPCL?
Rs 5

Ques 25) 

Which district administration launched ‘ECI360’ for Election Commission of India?
Ludhiana

Ques 26) 

Who has been appointed as MD of IBM India?
Karan Bajwa

Ques 27) 

Google CEO Sundar Pichai in partnership with FICCI has launched a training program for small business enterprises. What is its name?
Digital Unlocked

Ques 28) 

Which year has been declared as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development?
2017

Ques 29) 

Arthur Morris, recently inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame, belongs to which country?
Australia

Ques 30) 

Who is the new president of Haiti?
Jovenel Moise
                    

Ques 31) 

Which Bank has tied up with Bajaj Electricals for vendor financing using Blockchain technology?
Yes Bank

Ques 32) 

Name the country who paid a basic income to randomly picked unemployed citizens.
Finland

Ques 33) 

Recently which two states have joined UDAY (Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojana) scheme?
Telangana & Assam

Ques 34) 

India won 2016 South Asian Football Federation Women’s Championship by defeating which country?
Bangladesh

Ques 35) 

Who will be helping India with the development of Chennai, Ahmedabad & Varanasi as Smart cities?
Japan

Ques 36) 

Name the Indian origin person appointed as the Deputy Assistant, Deputy Communication Director & Research Director by US president Donald Trump?
Raj Shah

Ques 37) 

On 4th January (World Braille Day), where was first Braille library opened?
Guwahati

Ques 38) 

What is the theme of International Business Summit Intaglio 2017 to be conducted by IIM Calcutta?
India towards Epitome of Excellence
                              

Ques 39) 

Name the longest bullet train launched by China.
Shangri-la of the World

Ques 40) 

Which country has signed agreement regarding cooperation & mutual assistance in customs matters with India?
Uruguay

Ques 41) 

Commerce & Industry minister launched an IPR Enforcement toolkit for police. Who is the commerce & industry minister?
Nirmala Sitharaman

Ques 42) 

Who wrote the book title “The people’s President: Dr APJ Abdul Kalam”?
SH Khan

Ques 43) 

Who has been appointed as the chairman of Tata Power Co Ltd?
S Padmanabhan

Ques 44) 

Who has been appointed by Capgemini as India HR head?
Anil Jalali

Ques 45) 

SIDBI tied up with which Insurance Company for augmenting capital support to enterprises in the country?
LIC

Ques 46) 

Where did Minister of State for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik inaugurated International conference on “Yoga on diabeties” ?
New Delhi

Ques 47) 

Who has been appointed as UK’s ambassador to the EU?
Sir Tim Barrow

Ques 48) 

Name the first country to switch off FM Radio.
Norway

Ques 49) 

Who along with Sania Mirza won Brisbane International title?
Bethanie Mattek-sands

Ques 50) 

Who has been selected as the International event ambassador for the 14th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon?
David Rudisha

Ques 51) 

Who two places were featured in the New York Times list of 52 places to go in 2017 topped by Canada?
Agra & Sikkim

Ques 52) 

Name the two Indians who won Young Travel Photographer of the Year Award?
Darpan Basak & Ankit Kumar

Ques 53) 

What is the ranking of Kerela in the list of 12 destinations to watch in 2017 by ABTA?
8

Ques 54) 

Who won British junior open under-19 squash title?
Velavan Senthilkumar

Ques 55) 

Who will be the first visually impaired runner to participate in the upcoming 121st Boston Marathon?
Sagar Baheti

Ques 56) 

Who won Chennai Open Doubles title?
Rohan Bopanna and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan

Ques 57) 

Who defeated Andy Murray to win Doha title?
Serbian Novak Djokovic
                             

Ques 58) 

Who is Portuguese PM who was the chief guest at 14th Bhartiya Pravasi Divas & gifted Cristiano Ronaldo jersey to PM Modi?
Antonio Costa

Ques 59) 

Which country directed Google and Apple to remove LinkedIn from the local Android & iOS App stores?
Russia

Ques 60) 

Union Power Minister launched World’s largest LED street light Replacement project in Delhi. Who is the Union Power Minster?
Piyush Goyal

Ques 61) 

Who is the MD & CEO of SBI Pension funds?
Kumar Sharadindu

Ques 62) 

Who has won the Technical achievement award popularly called Technical Oscar?
Parag Havaldar

Ques 63) 

GAAR will come into force on 1 April 2017. What is the full form of GAAR?
General Anti-Avoidance Rule

Ques 64) 

Air India was ranked third worst performing airline in the world by Flightstats. Who attained 1st position as per on-time performance records?
Icelandair

Ques 65) 

Which bank will deploy humanoid robot Ira?
HDFC

Ques 66) 

‘Tokapaisa.in’ is an e-wallet indigenously developed by which government?
Assam

Ques 67) 

Which Bollywood actor was awarded by US embassy for spreading awareness on TB?
Amitabh Bachchan

Ques 68)

Who replace Binny Bansal to be the new CEO of Flipkart?
Kalyan Krishnamurthy
                        

Ques 69) 

Who won FIFA’s Best Player in the World as well as Ballon D’or Award?
Cristiano Ronaldo

Ques 70) 

Who won FIFA’s Best men coach of the year award?
Leicester City’s Claudio Ranieri

Ques 71) 

Who has been named as FIFA’s Best Female Footballer of the year award?
USA’s Carli Lloyd

Ques 72) 

Name the India’s largest public WiFi service.
Mumbai WiFi

Ques 73) 

Which city will host 1st Digi Dhan Mela in Andhra Pradesh?
Vijayawada

Ques 74) 

Where was India’s first International stock exchange, INX, inaugurated?
Gujarat International Financial Tech City

Ques 75) 

Who was the chief guest at 2017 Republic day celebrations?
UAE’s Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Ques 76) 

Who wrote ‘Cyber Pathshala’?
Tarun Vijay

Ques 77) 

Name the first company to get 8000 US patents in a year.
IBM

Ques 78) 

Name the 8 year old Manipur boy who broke limbo skating world record.
Tiluck Keisam

Ques 79) 

Who won Kolkata open national snooker championship?
Pankaj Advani

Ques 80) 

Recently which organisation signed an agreement in satellite launch technology with French Space Agency (CNES), becoming CNES second partner after NASA?
ISRO

Ques 81) 

China launched 1st commercial space mission with its new low cost rocket. What is the name of the rocket?
Kuaizhou-1A

Ques 82) 

Name the first nuclear capable submarine cruise missile of Pakistan.
Babur-3

Ques 83) 

Name the Indian U-13 squash player who won the Scottish Junior Open title.
Shreyas Mehta

Ques 84) 

Name the 8 year old Kashmiri boy who won gold medal in Thai Boxing Championship.
Abbu Ammaz
                 

Ques 85) 

Name the 4 Indian-American scientists selected by Obama for presidential awards.
  1. Pankaj Lal 2. Manish Arora
  2. Kaushik Chaudhary 4. Aradhna Tripathi

Ques 86) 

Which district administration got e-governance award for using Geographic Information System (GIS) technology in solving land disputes?
Gurgaon

Ques 87) 

India’s first student startup fund, aimed to provide Rs 200 crore in form of grants, has been set up by which government?
Gujarat

Ques 88) 

Who has been appointed as the President of India operations by BMW?
Vikram Pawah

Ques 89) 

Name the world’s first country to officially recognize Parkour i.e. free running as a sport.
UK

Ques 90) 

Which bank launched voice verification for phone banking?
Citibank

Ques 91) 

Which insurance company launched ‘Trade Credit Insurance Policy’ to safeguard suppliers against the risks of non-payment for goods or services delivered to the buyers?
HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company

Ques 92) 

Which company launched ‘Sachin Saga Warm Up’ game on cricket under its gaming arm Playizzon?
Jet Synthesys

Ques 93) 

Rajesh Gopinathan has been appointed CEO & MD of TCS. Who is the COO of TCS?
N Ganapathy Subramaniam
                                  

Ques 94) 

Who has been appointed as a distinguished senior fellow at the Atlantic Council?
Manish Tiwari

Ques 95) 

Indian and Kenya sign MoU on cooperation in agricultural sector. Who is president of Kenya?
Uhuru Kenyatta

Ques 96) 

Who has been awarded with the presidential medal of freedom of Obama?
Biden

Ques 97) 

What is the name of Kerela’s first solar powered boat?
Aditya

Ques 98) 

What is the position of Indian football team in latest FIFA ranking?
129th

Ques 99) 

To whom Rajasthan government has transferred 1000 MW Chhabra Thermal Power Plant?
NTPC

Ques 100) 

Who clinched their first Ranji trophy after defeating Mumbai?
Gujarat

Ques 101) 

Which country has signed a MoU with India to construct 3000 rain water harvesting system?
Srilanka

Ques 102) 

Because of Note ban, IMF deaccelerated India’s GDP to how much percent?
6.6%

Ques 103) 

Who has taken over as the interim CEO of Prasar Bharti?
Rajeev Singh

Ques 104) 

How much amount has been granted by World Bank for Nagaland health project?
$ 48 million

Ques 105) 

Who won ‘The Hindu Prize 2016’ for fiction work ‘Jinnah often came to our house’?
Kiran Doshi

Ques 106) 

What is the India’s ranking on global talent competitiveness index topped by Switzerland?
92

Ques 107) 

Name the state that launched ‘Digital Dakiya’ scheme to encourage cashless transaction.
Madhya Pradesh

Ques 108) 

What is the name of operation launched by BSF at Rajasthan border?
Sard Hawa

Ques 109) 

Where was International Television Dance festival held by Prasar Bharti?
Hyderabad

Ques 110) 

Which government has launched a mobile app named ‘Pinakin’?
Tamil Nadu

Ques 111)

Who won the Mumbai Marathon in men’s and women’s category?
Men’s – Simbu (Tanzania)                        Women’s –Kitur (Kenya)

Ques 112) 

Name the Indian-American appointed as the head of Federal Communications Commission.
Ajit Pai

Ques 113) 

Which country has built world’s largest solar farm?
China

Ques 114) 

What is the name of Himachali film which got international recognition at US film festival?
Saanjh

Ques 115) 

According to the latest Bloomberg Innovation Index, which is the most innovative economy?
South Korea

Ques 116) 

Name India’s first cashless island.
Manipur’s Karang

Ques 117) 

Who won 2016 TS Eliot Prize?
Jacob Polley

Ques 118) 

UNESCO recognised Sitalpati or cool mat from Cooch Behar as ‘intangible cultural heritage’. Where is the Headquarter of UNESCO?
Paris

Ques 119) 

Which bank has launched the first customizable savings account?
YES bank

Ques 120) 

According to WEF’s ‘Inclusive Growth Development Report 2017’ India is at 60th position. Who has topped the list?
Lithuania

Ques 121) 

In which state was Petroleum awareness programme ‘Saksham 2017’ launched?
Nagaland

Ques 122) 

Which committee suggested 20 % reservation for girl students in IIT’s?
Timothy Gonsalves

Ques 123) 

According to WEF Report, which is the most dynamic city in the world?
Bengaluru

Ques 124) 

Who has been nominated for Asian Film Awards for the best supporting Actress?
Shabana Azmi for Neerja
                                

Ques 125) 

Who is the CMD of Bharti AXA General Life Insurance?
Sanjeev Srinivasan

Ques 126)

Who has been appointed as the new president of European Parliament?
Antonia Tajani (Italy)

Ques 127) 

Name the first district to geo tag all assets under MGNREGA.
Kangra

Ques 128) 

Name the Asia’s cleanest village.
Meghalaya’s Mawlynnog village
                     

Ques 129) 

What is the name of the scheme launched by Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan under which people can donate items to the poor and needy?
Anandam Scheme

Ques 130) 

Railways minister unveiled Mission 41K that would save Rs 41000 Crore over 10 years through integrated energy management system. Who is the Railways minister?
Suresh Prabhu

Ques 131) 

What was the theme of Raisina Dialogue inaugurated in Delhi?
New Normal: Multi-liberalism with Multi-polarity

Ques 132) 

Who has been appointed as the director of CBI?
Alok Verma

Ques 133) 

What is the name of web portal prepared by World bank in collaboration with HRD ministry for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan?
ShaGun

Ques 134) 

Who has been appointed as the commissioner of India to the Republic of Sierra Leone?
Birender Singh Yadav

Ques 135) 

Name the Indian actress who won her second People’s choice award for favourite dramatic TV actress.
Priyanka Chopra

Ques 136) 

Which bank will provide technology platform for pilot launch of IPPB?
PNB

Ques 137) 

Entrepreneurship Development Scheme was launched in which Indian state?
Mizoram

Ques 138) 

Which government has allowed selling of which kerosene in Open market?
Karnataka

Ques 139) 

What was the theme of 10th Jaipur Literature festival?
The freedom to dream: India at 70

Ques 140) 

Who  will inaugurate 58th International Garment festival to be held in New Delhi?
Smriti Zubin Irani (Textiles Minister)
                                   

Ques 141) 

Name the AIFF president who has been appointed as the member of FIFA’s finance committee?
Praful Patel

Ques 142) 

Which bank has launched ATM facility on INS Vikramaditya?
SBI

Ques 143) 

Name the union minister of MSME who inaugurated a workshop on MSME cooperation among Indian Ocean Rim Association (IOR) member countries.
Kalraj Mishra

Ques 144) 

Name the second capital of Himachal Pradesh.
Dharamshala

Ques 145) 

Where was 28th Dantan Gramin Mela inaugurated?
West Bengal

Ques 146)

Which village has been conferred with UN award for sustainable tourism?
ISKON’s Govardhan eco village

Ques 147) 

Who has sworn in as Gambia’s president?
Adama Barrow

Ques 148) 

Who won Pro wrestling league 2017 after beating Mumbai maharathi?
Punjab Royals

Ques 149) 

Which country will help India to increase speed of passenger trains upto 200 km/hr?
Russia

Ques 150) 

Who will be the head of Himachal Pradesh Olympic Association?
Anurag Thakur

Ques 151) 

Who won ITF Juniors title?
Dhruv Sunish

Ques 152) 

Who was awarded with lifetime achievement award at 62nd Filmfare awards 2017?
Shatrugan Sinha

Ques 153) 

Which film got ‘Best Motion picture drama’ award at 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards?
Moonlight
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