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26. 

Telugu actor Prabhas was named as the Most Influential Young Indians 2017 by this magazine.

A. The Chap
B. Hustler
C. Gentlemen's Quarterly
D. Popeye

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Baahubali actor Prabhas have featured in the Most Influential Young Indians Artistes list by GQ India magazine. GQ (formerly Gentlemen's Quarterly) is an international monthly men's magazine based in New York City. It includes Young Indians from a diverse section of professions varying from business,media food and drinks, entertainment, sports and real estate among others.

27. 

President Pranab Mukherjee A Statesman was relaesed by _____________.

A. Shri Suresh Prabhu
B. Shri Arun Jaitley
C. Shri Naveen Patnaik
D. Shri Narendra Modi

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a photo book titled "President Pranab Mukherjee - A Statesman", at an event in Rashtrapati Bhawan. It overs the Presidency and documents his various roles.

28. 

Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated an exhibition of artworks at Academy of Fine Arts in _____________.

A. Chennai
B. Bangalore
C. Kolkata
D. Mumbai

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated an exhibition of artworks at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata. He also received the first copies of two Coffee Table books 'Images and Impressions' Profile and Persona of Pranab Mukherjee' and 'Pranab Mukherjee 100 Frames' from the Governor of West Bengal, Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi who formally released these books.

29. 

Who launched the book "The Emergency - Indian Democracy's Darkest Hour" on 24th of June 2017?

A. Shri Venkaiah Naidu
B. Shri Arun Jaitley
C. Shri Nitin Gadkari
D. Smt Sushma Swaraj

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Venkaiah Naidu has launched the book which titled The Emergency - Indian Democracy's Darkest Hour on 24th of June 2017. A book is written by Surya Prakash who is a chairman of PrasharBharati. The book was launched at a conference to mark the anniversary of the Emergency and to honour all those who fought for restoration of democracy in the country in the mid-1970s.

30. 

For which book, Francis Spufford has been awarded the 2017 Desmond Elliott Prize?

A. Red Plenty
B. Golden Hill
C. Claerwen James, 10 May-3 June 2006
D. Blackroom Boys

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Francis Spufford has been awarded the 2017 Desmond Elliott Prize for his "miraculously constructed" debut fiction, Golden Hill . It follows the story of Mr Smith, a mysterious young man who steps off a boat from England with an order for a huge sum of money. The book was chosen as the best debut novel of 2017 from a shortlist which also included acclaimed books such as, My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal, and Harmless Like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan.