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1. 

Which team won the Women's World Twenty20 title?

A. West Indies
B. Australia
C. England
D. New Zealand

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Australia clinched Women's World Twenty20 title as they attained an easy win over England in the final of the Women's World T20 tournament. This is Australia's 4th title win at Women's World T20 in 6 editions of the tournament. The Southern Stars have won the trophy previously in 2010, 2012 and 2014. West Indies hosted the event.

2. 

November 7 is observed as National Cancer Awareness Day in India. On this day, a Book which explains about Mouth Cancer and prevention of the disease is released. It was named as;

A. The Cancer Journals
B. Memoir
C. Cancer Ward
D. Arivu

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

November 7 is observed as National Cancer Awareness Day in India each year. The day is marked out to teach people to combat the Cancer. Dr Murali Mohan Chuntharu, a Dental Surgeon and also DK Home Guard Commandant written a book named "Arivu", which explains about Mouth Cancer and prevention of the disease.

3. 

Which state signs MOU with Centre for implementation of PMJAY, recently?

A. Punjab
B. Odisha
C. Madhya Pradesh
D. Uttarkhand

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Punjab government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Centre to implement the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) in Punjab. By implementing PMJAY in Punjab, the scheme will be extended to cover more than 43 lakh families, instead of the proposed 14.96 lakh families. Punjab cabinet approved the merger of Punjab's Bhagat Puran Singh Sehat Bima Yojana (BPSSBY), with PMJAY. Through this, the existing cover of Rs 50,000 per year per family was extended to Rs 5 lakh per year per family. The period of BPSSBY, expiring on October 31, has been extended to December 31, 2018. The MoU was signed by Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Satish Chandra, on behalf of Punjab with Ayushman Bharat CEO Dr Indu Bhushan.

4. 

A new book Maharana Pratap: The Invincible Warrior is authored by;

A. Kiran Desai
B. Jhumpa Lahiri
C. Rima Hooja
D. Anita Desai

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

A new book on Maharana Pratap named "Maharana Pratap: The Invincible Warrior" authored by historian Rima Hooja has been released. The book narrates the life of Maharana Pratap, the great Rajput warrior and also talks about the famous battle of Haldighati.

5. 

Who will publish the New edition of Tirukkural with commentaries?

A. Sivalayam J.Mohan
B. Vedagiri Mudaliar
C. Ku.Ma.Balasubramaniam
D. Meenakshi Sundaram Pillai

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The new edition of Tirukkural will be released on October 5, 2018. Vedagiri Mudaliar, who taught Tamil in Madurai Tamil Sangam, set up a printing press exclusively for the purpose. In the 19th century, 1850 to be precise, Tamil scholars turned their attention to Kalathur as Vedagiri Mudaliar first printed the Tirukkural with commentaries. The revised version was released in 1853. Vedagiri Mudaliar's book was never printed again. Now, Sivalayam J. Mohan will release the new edition on October 5, exactly 165 years after it was first published.