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1. 

This mountain is named as the tallest mountain in the British Antarctic Territory (BAT) at 3,239 metres.

A. Mt Hope
B. Mt Vinson
C. Mt Jackson
D. Mt Hager

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Cartographers surveying Antarctica have discovered that Mt Hope is the tallest mountain in the British Antarctic Territory (BAT) at 3,239 metres above sea level. Until now, maps showed Mt Jackson as the tallest mountain in the territory at 3,184 metres, according to researchers at British Antarctic Survey (BAS). New satellite data reveals Mt Hope being 55 metres taller than Mt Jackson and 377 metres higher than previously thought.

2. 

Which ministry Launched First NIC-CERT recently?

A. Ministry of Telecommunication
B. Ministry of External Affairs
C. Ministry of Electronics and IT Ministry
D. Ministry of Commerce

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad launched first NIC-CERT, a setup of National Informatics Centre to prevent and predict cyber attacks on government utilities. They launched in New Delhi. NIC-CERT has been set up with the objective of creating a comprehensive framework that integrates world-class security components and inbuilt threat intelligence for detection, prevention and incident response.

3. 

With which company UN Women organisation Inaugurates 'We The Women' recently?

A. Google
B. Facebook
C. Twitter
D. Youtube

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

UN Women in collaboration with Facebook inaugurated a two-day event in Mumbai titled 'We The Women' to empower and recognise the magnificent contribution of women in our society. The event witnessed speakers from different walks of life including Textile and I&B Minister, Smriti Irani, Sakshi Malik, Mithali Raj, Ekta Kapoor, Karan Johar and others.

4. 

Which union ministry has signed agreement with German firm GIZ for technical cooperation in transport projects?

A. Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
B. Ministry of Rural Development
C. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
D. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry (MoHUA ) has signed an agreement with German firm GIZ for technical cooperation in the implementation of transport projects in Coimbatore, Bhubaneshwar and Kochi. The agreement has been signed by the ministry's officer on special duty Mukund Kumar Sinha, and GIZ Country Director Wolfgang Hanning in the presence of Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. As per agreement, an amount of around Rs 29 crore through GIZ is envisaged for this purpose over a period of three years. The main objective of the agreement is to improve planning and implementation of sustainable urban transport.

5. 

Which programme to be launched at cost of 1,756 crore rupees for period 2017-18 to 2019-20 recently?

A. Khelo India programme
B. Jawahar Gram Samridhi Yojana
C. Annapurna
D. Integrated Rural Development Program

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports, Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore confirmed union government will launch a 'Khelo India' programme at a cost of 1,756 crore rupees for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20. The initiative marks a watershed moment in the history of Indian sports, as the programme aims at mainstreaming sports as a tool for individual development, community development, economic development and national development. The main aims to promote 150 select schools in as many districts, and 20 universities across the country, as hubs of sporting excellence, which would enable talented sportspersons to pursue the dual pathway of education and competitive sports.