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  • Miscellaneous - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Who launched excel-based offline tool to file initial GSTR-3B Returns?

A. Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN)
B. Telenor India
C. Tata Teleservices
D. MTS India

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) launched an Excel-based offline tool for businesses to file initial GSTR- 3B returns. They stated that taxpayers can download the offline utility from the GSTN portal and after fill in the data the file can be uploaded on GST portal. After uploading of the return to the GST Portal, the taxpayer has to preview the form, complete formalities like submit, offset the liability and file their GSTR-3B Return using a digital signature or electronic verification code.

2. 

As per the Levels and Trends in Child Mortality 2017 report how many countries are responsible for 50% newborn deaths?

A. 8
B. 5
C. 3
D. 2

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

As per a report titled "Levels and Trends in Child Mortality 2017", India along with Pakistan, Nigeria, Congo and Ethiopia is responsible for half of all new-born deaths in the world. This report has been authored by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO), World Bank Group and United Nations. As per the report, 6 million children died before reaching the age of five in 2016. This marks a decrease as compared to year 2000 in which 9.9 million children had died before turning five.

3. 

Who signs agreement with Andhra Pradesh Government recently?

A. National Institute of Health
B. National Institute of Technology
C. National Institute of Advanced Studies
D. National Research Centre for Banana (NRCB)

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

National Research Centre for Banana (NRCB) signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) with Andhra Pradesh State Government to develop technologies relating to banana production. The MoC was signed between Andhra Pradesh's Industries and Commerce Department Secretary M.Girija Shankar and NRCB Director S. Uma in presence of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. They will also provide necessary training and will support growers and entrepreneurs in the initial phase to promote indigenous and commercial varieties of banana for domestic and export markets.

4. 

Which of the following has ranked best as per Airport Council International (ACI)-Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Survey?

A. Coimbatore International Airport
B. Cochin International Airport
C. Calicut International Airport
D. Jaipur International Airport

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Jaipur and Srinagar Airport got first and second rank respectively in the category of 2-5 million passengers in Airport Council International (ACI)-Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Survey. This is for the second consecutive time Jaipur Airport has been rated the Best Airport in the World in the traffic volume of 2 to 5 million passengers per year. Jaipur was ranked as the Best Airport in the same category in 2016. The Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards are the aviation industry's most prestigious honours. It measures passengers views on indicators like airport access, check-in, security screening, restrooms, stores and restaurants.

5. 

Which county army organises Jashn -e-Kokernag to strengthen jawan-awam relationship?

A. Russia
B. India
C. Japan
D. Canada

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Indian Army organises Jashn -e-Kokernag to strengthen jawan-awam relationship. With the slogan of"Jawan aur Awaam Amun Hai Muqam"( Army and Locals together, peace will prevail ), 19 batch Rashtriya Rifles of the Indian Army on 19th October 2017 organised 'Jashn-e-Breng' festival in Kokernag village of the Anantnag district to promote peace and brotherhood between security forces and the local population.