1.Who has taken charge as new Director General (DG) of National Cadet Corps (NCC)?
[A] BS Negi
[B] Manoj Kumar Unni
[C] N.P.S. Hira
[D] B S Sahrawat
Correct Answer: D [B S Sahrawat]
Lieutenant General B S Sahrawat has taken charge as new Director General (DG) of National Cadet Corps (NCC). He is a third generation army officer and is alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla & Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. The General Officer was commissioned in Dec 1980 in 13th Battalion (REZANG LA), the KUMAON Regiment. The Gen Officer has done all professional courses to include the prestigious NDC Course. He holds a Masters degree in Management Studies from Osmania University, Hyderabad and M. Phil from Madras University. He has been awarded the Sena Medal during the floods of Kosi River in Bihar in 2008.
2.Who has been appointed as the new Ambassador of India to the Republic of Peru?
[A] Jaideep Sarkar
[B] M. Subbarayudu
[C] T.P. Seetharam
[D] Navtej Sarna
Correct Answer: B [M. Subbarayudu]
M. Subbarayudu, an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer of the 1994 batch, has been appointed as the new Ambassador of India to the Republic of Peru. Presently, he is joint secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). He is expected to take up his assignment shortly.
3.The 2017 National Mathematics Day (NMD) is celebrated on which date in India?
[A] December 23
[B] December 22
[C] December 20
[D] December 24
Correct Answer: B [December 22]
The National Mathematics Day (NMD) is celebrated every year in India on December 22 to commemorate the birth anniversary of great mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan and to recognize his contribution to mathematics. It was in 2012 that then Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh declared December 22 as National Mathematics Day. In 1917, Ramanujan was elected to be a member of the London Mathematical Society. In 1918 he also became a Fellow of the Royal Society, becoming the youngest person to achieve the feat. He passed away on April 6, 1920.
4.Which state to host the 7th edition of the India International Coffee Festival (IICF-2018)?
Correct Answer: A [Karnataka ]
The 7th edition of the India International Coffee Festival (IICF) will be held in Bengaluru, Karnataka from January 16-19, 2018. It is being organised by the India Coffee Trust and State-run Coffee Board. The purpose of IICF 2018 is to promote the Indian coffees globally and is expected to attract over 100 companies, 600 delegates and some 10,000 visitors.
5.The 2017 National Farmers day (NFD) is celebrated on which date in India?
[A] December 24
[B] December 21
[C] December 22
[D] December 23
Correct Answer: D [December 23]
The National Farmer’s Day (NFD), popularly known as Kisan Diwas, is celebrated every year in India on December 23 to acknowledge the role of farmers in India’s socio-economic development and to mark the birth anniversary of 5th Prime Minister Late Chaudhary Charan Singh. He used to be referred to as the ‘champions of India’s peasants’ for his strive for the betterment of farmer’s lives in the country.