Latest Current Affairs of May 2017

The State in which the retirement age of doctors has been raised from 60 to 62 yearsUttar Pradesh
The well-known Indian film director, dialogue writer, actor and politician who passed away on 30 May 2017Dasari Narayana Rao
The campaign launched by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation to promote toilet use and freedom from open defecation under the Swachh Bharat Mission is namedDarwaza Band
The Governor of Manipur and former Rajya Sabha MP who has been appointed as the Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia UniversityNajma Heptulla
The country which has won the Sudirman Cup 2017 (Badminton) defeating China in the finals at Gold Coast, AustraliaSouth Korea
The tropical cyclone which recently caused widespread impacts across Sri Lanka, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bangladesh, and Northeast India was namedCyclone Mora
The place in Karnataka where a newly built Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) of the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) was inaugurated by the Defence Minister Shri Arun JaitleyChitradurga
The longest river bridge in India (9.15 km length) built across Lohit river connecting the villages Dhola and Sadiya which was inaugurated by the Prime Minister on 26 May 2017 is namedBhupen Hazarika Setu
The former IPS officer, DGP of Punjab Police and Padma Shri recipient of 1989 who passed away on 26 May 2017 KPS Gill
The Indian cricketer who has been awarded the CEAT Cricket Rating's International Cricketer of the Year Award 2016-17Ravichandran Ashwin
The African country which has been accepted as the new member (14th) of OPECEquatorial Guinea
The venue of 2017 session of Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction held from 22 to 26 May 2017 (Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju is leading the Indian delegation)Cancun, Mexico
The new Defence Secretary who has taken over the post from Shri G. Mohun KumarSanjay Mitra
The English actor best known for playing the secret agent James Bond in films like 'The Man with the Golden Gun', 'The Spy Who Loved Me' who passed away on 23 May 2017Roger Moore
The new Chairman of National Commission of MinoritiesGairul Hasan Rizvi
The Ethiopian politician and academic who has been elected as the new Director General of World Health Organisation for a 5-year term to succeed Margaret Chan with effect from 01 July 2017Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
The place in Assam where the Union Cabinet has approved the setting up of AIIMS to be completed in about 4 yearsKamrup
The country in which world's largest floating solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant with a capacity of 40 MW became operational China
The Indian wildlife and environment cartoonist who has been awarded this year’s WWF International President’s Award for his efforts to inspire change and attitudes towards natureRohan Chakravarty
The new bacterium found on the International Space Station by NASA scientists and named after Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam Solibacillus kalamii
The first semi-high speed train Tejas with facilities like on-board like LED TV and tea/coffee vending machine, flagged off by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will run betweenMumbai CST and Karmali (Goa)
The Indian actress who has been awarded the International Humanitarian Award instituted by Asian Voice, a leading British Asian newsweeklyJacqueline Fernandez
The team which has won the Federation Cup 2016-17 football tournament defeating Mohan Bagan in the finals in CuttackBengaluru FC
The venue of the first meeting of CMs of 5 States on Indo-China Border chaired by the Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh (Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh)Gangtok
The bilateral naval exercise between the Navies of Singapore and India in the South China Sea from 18 to 24 May is namedSIMBEX-17
The annual joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise being conducted by Indian Navy's Western Naval Command at Karwar naval station is namedKaravali Karunya
The car manufacturing company which has decided to stop selling its cars in India from the end of this yearGeneral Motors
The MD and CEO of ICICI Bank who has been awarded the Woodrow Wilson Award by the Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington DCMs Chand Kochhar
The Union Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change who passed away on 18 May 2017Anil Madhav Dave
The Indian mountaineer from Arunachal Pradesh who has become the first woman in the world to scale Mt. Everest twice in 5 daysAnshu Jamsenpa
The wildlife biologist and scientist with the Mysuru-based Nature Conservation Foundation who has been awarded the Whitley Award for his work to protect tiger corridors in KarnatakaSanjay Gubbi
The renowned environmentalist from Assam who has been awarded the Whitley Award, also known as the Green Oscars, for her efforts in conserving greater adjutant storksPurnima Devi Barman
The new Prime Minister of France who has been appointed by the President Emmanuel MacronEdouard Philippe
The airport in India which has become the busiest single runway airport in the world with 837 flights per day (beating London's Gatwik airport which operates 757 flights/day) Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai
The country which has banned captive breeding of dolphins and killer whales in order to eventually put an end to marine circusesFrance
The new base year of the all-India Index of Industrial Production (IIP) which has been revised from 2004-05 to reflect the changes in the industrial sector and to also align it with the base year of other macroeconomic indicators like the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Wholesale Price Index (WPI)2011-12
The Indian film actor who has been appointed by WHO as its goodwill ambassador for hepatitis in South-East Asia regionAmitabh Bachchan
The missile system with a range of 15 km acquired from Israel which was test-fired from a test range in OdishaSpyder
The South American nation which has declared an end of its public health emergency over Zika, the mosquito-borne virusBrazil
The vaccine which has been included in the Universal Immunization Programme of India by the Union Health Minister Shri JP NaddaPneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV)
The legendary cricketer who has been named an Honorary Life Member of the Marylebone Cricket Club, as he became the fourth Indian to do so after Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Sourav GangulyVVS Laxman
The theme of National Technology Day observed on 11 May 2017Technology for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth
The first Hindi entertainment channel to be launched by Discovery channel is named Discovery JEET
The new President (12th) of South Korea who has assumed the office on 10 May 2017Moon Jae-in
The Indian pacer who has become the leading wicket-taker in Women's One-Day Internationals in a match against South Africa surpassing Australian Cathryn Fitzpatrick's record of 180 wicketsJhulan Goswami
The country with which India is conducting Co-ordinated Patrol (CORPAT) from 09 – 25 May 17 under the aegis of Andaman and Nicobar Command Indonesia
The mascot of Asian Athletics Championship to be held in Bhubaneshwar from 06 to 09 July 107Olly (Olive Ridley turtle)
The British actress, model and activist who has been awarded the first genderless award for the Best Actor at the MTV Movie and TV AwardsEmma Watson
The candidate of En Marche!(political party) who has won France's 2017 Presidential elections defeating Marine Le Pen of the National FrontEmmanuel Macron
The place in Maharashtra where India's First Integrated Bio‐refinery for Renewable Fuels & Chemicals for producing ethanol from a variety of biomass was inaugurated by Shri Nitin GadkariRahu, Pune
The north-eastern state which has been declared a disturbed area under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act for 3 more months from 03 May 2017Assam
The variety of mango grown in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh which has been granted GI (geographical indication) tag (the mango is named after the town it is grown in)Banganapalle
The first Indian woman to be appointed Chief Justice of a High Court who passed away on 05 May 2017Leila Seth
The State which has become the first in the coutnry to shift to January to December format for financial yearMadhya Pradesh
Social worker and Chairperson of Women's Indian Association who has been awarded the Avvaiyar Award for 2017 by Tamil Nadu governmentPadma Venkataraman
The portal launched by the Ministry of Communications for Information sharing on Mobile Towers and EMF Emission Compliances is namedTarang Samachar
The city which has become the first in the world to get its own font (the font known by the city's name has been developed by Microsoft and is available in 23 languages for Office 365 users)Dubai
The Chief Minister who has been chosen for the Transformative Chief Minister Award in recognition for his role in advancing the US-India partnership at the state level by the US India Business Council Chandrababu Naidu
The medieval saint on whose 1000th birth anniversary a commemorative stamp was released by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra ModiSri Ramanujacharya

Important Days of May

World Asthma Day: 02 May 2017

Designated by: Global Initiative for Asthma

Theme: Asthma: Better Air, Better Breathing

World Press Freedom Day: 03 May 2017

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 1994

Theme: Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies

World Red Cross and Crescent Day: 08 May 2017

Designated by: International Committee of the Red Cross

First Observed in: 1948

Theme: Everywhere for Everyone

International Day of Vesak: 10 May 2017 (Full Moon day of May every year)

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First Observed in: 2000

World Migratory Bird Day: 10 May 2017

Designated by: AEWA Secretariat

First Observed in: 2006

Theme: Their future is our future

Note: International Migratory Bird Day started in 1993 is observed in Canada, Mexico, US and Central America.

International Day of Families: 15 May 2017

Designated by: World Federation of Haemophilia

Theme: Families, education and well-being

First Observed in: 1990

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day: 17 May 2017

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

Theme: Big Data for Big Impact

First Observed in: 2007

International Day for Biological Diversity: 22 May 2017

Designated by: UN General Assembly

Theme: Biodiversity & Sustainable Tourism

First Observed in: 2001

World Turtle Day: 23 May 2017

Designated by: American Tortoise Rescue

First Observed in: 2000

International Day for UN Peacekeepers: 29 May 2017

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First Observed in: 2003

Theme: Investing in Peace around the World

World No Tobacco Day: 31 May 2017

Designated by: World Health Organisation

First Observed in: 1987

Theme: Tobacco - a threat to development


Swachh Survekshan - 2017

Swachh Survekshan 2017 was carried out in 434 cities across the country and the following are th highlights of the survey.

Criteria and weightages for different components of sanitation related aspects used for the Survey are:

A: Solid Waste Management including Door-to-Door collection, Processing and Disposal, ODF status etc: 45% of total 2,000 marks i.e 900 marks

B: Citizen feedback : 30% i.e 600 of total marks

C: Independent observation : 25% i.e 500 marks

Quality Council of India which conducted the survey deployed 421 assessors for on the spot assessment of 17,500 locations in 434 cities and towns. Another 55 persons regularly monitored the survey process in real time.

Top 10 cities

1. Indore, 2. Bhopal, 3. Visakhapatnam, 4. Surat, 5. Mysuru, 6. Tiruchirapally, 7. New Delhi Municipal Council, 8. Navi Mumbai, 9. Vadodara and 10. Chandigarh

The last 10

434. Gonda (UP), 433. Bhusawal (Maharashtra), 432. Bagaha (Bihar), 431. Hardoi (UP), 430. Katihar (Bihar), 429. Bahraich (UP), 428. Muktsar (Punjab), 427. Abohar (Punjab), 426. Shahjahanpur (U.P.) and 425. Khurja (UP).

Other rankings at National Level

Fastest Mover Big City: Faridabad (Haryana)

Fastest Mover Medium City: Rewa (M.P.)

Fastest Mover Small City: Khargone (M.P.)

Cleanest Medium City: Tirupati (A.P.)

Cleanest Small City: Ambikapur (Chhattisgarh)

Zonewise Best cities

CategoryNorth ZoneSouth Zone
Cleanest Big CityNew Delhi Municipal CouncilTiruchirapally, T.N.
Fastest Moving Big CityVaranasiVijayawada, A.P.
Cleanest Medium CityKarnal, HaryanaKakinada, A.P.
Fastest Moving Medium CityJhansi, U.P.Ongole, A.P.
Cleanest Small CityLeh, J & KSuryapet, Telangana
Fstest Moving Small CityFerozpur, PunjabTadipatri, A.P.

CategoryEast ZoneWest Zone
Cleanest Big CityJamshedpur, JharkhandNavi Mumbai, Maharashtra
Fastest Moving Big CityBhubaneswar, OdishaGwalior, M.P.
Cleanest Medium CityBhilainagar, ChhattishgarhUjjain, M.P.
Fastest Moving Medium CityRourkela, OdishaSagar, M.P.
Cleanest Small CityChas, JharkhandNavsari, Gujarat
Fstest Moving Small CityRajnandgaon, ChhattisgarhPithampur, M.P.

CategoryNorth East Zone
Cleanest Big CityGangtok, Sikkim (Cleanest State Capital)
Fastest Moving Big CityAizwal, Mizoram (Overall)
Cleanest Medium CityNagaon, Assam (Overall outside capital cities)

Presidential Awards for Classical Tamil

Tholkappiyar Award 2015-16: Dr. R. Kalaikkovan

Tholkappiyar Award 2014-15: Dr. A. Krishnamurthy

Tholkappiyar Award 2013-14: Dr. S.N. Kandaswamy


Wall of Valour in Educational Institutions

Launched by: Minister of Human Resource Development Shri Prakash Javadekar and Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre jointly

Purpose: To help create a spirit of respect for our real heroes.

Details: A wall of 15 x 20 to be designated in 1,000 educational institutions across the country. Portraits of Param Vir Chakra (PVC) decorated soldiers will be displayed on the walls to instil sense of nationalism among the students. This is part of a nationwide ‘Vidya Veerta Abhiyan’, initiated by writer and former Rajya Sabha member Shri Tarun Vijay.


South Asia Satellite (GSAT-9)

Launch date: 05 May 2017

Launch Vehicle: Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09)

Launched from: Sriharikota

The 2230 kg South Asia Satellite (GSAT-9) is a geosynchronous communications and meteorology satellite by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) region.

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives and Sri Lanka are the users of the multi-dimensional facilities provided by the satellite.


Books in News

Confessions of a Dying Mind: The Blind Faith of Atheism - Haulianlal Guite

Abbreviations in News

SAMPADA: Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters

SIMBEX: Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercises


Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards 2016

Akademi Ratna (Akademi Fellow)

PersonField
Shri Arvind ParikhSitar
Smt. R. VedavalliCarnatic Vocal
Shri Ram Gopal BajajTheatre
Shri Sunil KothariDance Scholar

Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards in the field of Music

PersonField
Shri Prabhakar Karekar and Smt Padma TalwalkarHindustani Vocal
Shri Arvind MulgaonkarTabla
Shri Kala RamnathViolin
Smt Neela Ramgopal and Smt K OmanakuttyCarnatic Vocal
Shri J. VaidyanathanMridangam
Shri Mysore M ManjunathViolin
Shri Ningthoujam Shyamchand SinghNata Sankirtana
Smt Ratnamala Prakash and Hussain brothers (Ahmad Hussain and Mohd Hussain)Sugam Sangeet

Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards in the field of Dance

PersonField
Smt Geeta ChandranBharat Natyam
Shri Jitendra MaharajKathak
Shri Kalamandalam Ramachandran UnnithanKathakali
Shri Maisnam Kaminikumar SinghManipuri
Shri AB Bala Kondala RaoKuchipudi
Shri Ratikanta MohapatraOdissi
Shri Haricharan Bhuyan BorbayanSattriya
Shri Gopal Prasad DubeyChhau
Smt Anita RatnamContemporary

Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards in the field of Theatre

PersonField
Shri Kusum KumarPlaywriting
Shri Satyabrata Rout, Shri Bipin Kumar and Shri Rajkamal NayakDirection
Shri Gireesan V, Shri Oinam Biramangol Singh and Shri Mohan JoshiActing
Smt Anjana PuriMusic for theatre
Shri K Govind BhatYakshagana

Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards in the field of Traditional/Folk/Tribal Music/Dance/Theatre

PersonField
Smt Annabattula Lakshmi Mangatayaru and Smt Leela SaiKalavantulu (A.P.)
Shri Yogesh GadhaviFolk music (Gujarat)
Shri Vidyanand SaraikFolk music (Himachal Pradesh)
Shri Somnath D. ChariTraditional Music (Goa)
Shri Laxmidhar RautPala (Odisha)
Shri Charanji LalMand (Rajasthan)
Shri Gulzar Ahmad GanaiChakri (Jammu & Kashmir)
Shri Braj Kishore DubeyFolk Music (Bihar)
Shri Prabhitangsu Das and Shri Dattatreya AralikattePuppetry

Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards - Overall Contrubution/Scholarship to Performing Arts

PersonField
Shri Pappu Venugopal RaoScholarship
Shri Avinash PascrichaOverall Contribution


Most Crowded Cities

According to UN Habitat the following are the most crowded cities in the world.

CityPeople/SqKm
Dhaka, Bangladesh44,500
Mumbai, India31,700
Medellin, Columbia19,700
Manila, Philippines14,800
Casablanca, Morocco14,200
Lagos, Nigeria13,300
Kota, India12,100

Public Affairs Index

Public Affairs Index (PAI) is a data driven platform to rank the 30 States of India from the lens of governance. While it is a complex task to rank the Indian states which are economically, culturally and socially so diverse, Public Affairs Centre (PAC) has developed PAI as a unique statistical tool to evaluate the performance of governance in the States. PAI is largely based on secondary data and has been extracted from Union Government Ministries and Departments.

PAI 2016 ranked the states of India on the basis of 10 broad themes, spread across 25 focus subjects and focusing on 68 individual indicators. The report also incorporates a study on Sentiment Analysis.

While the new PAI 2017 report is similar to PAI 2016, it has been upgraded and made more comprehensive. PAI 2017 has 10 themes, 26 focus subjects and 82 indicators. It also includes a new study on Inequality, which focuses on the extent of the gap existing between the various strata of society from an economic, social and gender perspective.

The following are the top 5 ranked States in the PAI 2017

StateScore
Kerala0.551
Tamil Nadu0.543
Gujarat0.536
Himachal Pradesh0.535
Karnataka0.531

The following are the top ranked in each theme of the PAI 2017

ThemeState
Essential InfrastructureGoa
Support to Human DevelopmentKerala
Social ProtectionJammu and Kashmir
Women and ChildrenNagaland
Crime, Law and OrderNagaland
Delivery of JusticeTripura
EnvironmentArunachal Pradesh
Transparency and AccountabilityHaryana
Fiscal ManagementTelangana
Economic FreedomGujarat
InequalityKerala

Indian Premier League 2017

Winners: Mumbai Indians

Runner-up: Rising Pune Supergiant

Orange Cap for the leading run-scorer: David Warner

Purple Cap for the leading wicket-taker: Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Most Valuable Player: Ben Stokes

Emerging Player of the Tournament: Basil Thampi

Fair Play Award: Gujarat Lions

Stylish Player of the Season: Gautam Ghambir


IRCTC Survey on Cleanliness of Stations

The Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu released Third Party Audit Report on Station Cleanliness and Inaugurated Swachh Rail Portal. First survey conducted by IRCTC in 2016 by conducting interviews of passengers at the stations on various parameters of cleanliness and rating them on these basis. The second survey has been conducted by Quality Council of India (QCI) who with the help of their partners have conducted the survey of 407 major railway stations (75 A1 category and 332 A category stations) of Indian Railways.

The parameters adopted for conducting the survey are: Evaluation of Process of cleanliness in Parking, main entry area, main platform, waiting room,(33.33%) direct observation by QCI assessors of cleanliness in these areas (33.33%) and passenger feedback(33.33%). A 24x7 control room was set up and images were geo-tagged to monitor progress.

The following are the first 3 rankings in each category as per the survey:

RankA1 Category Station (Out of 75)A Category Station (Out of 332)Railway Zone
1.Vishakhapatnam, East Coast RailwayBeas, Northern RailwaySouth East Central Railway
2.Secunderabad, South Central RailwayKhammam, South-Central RailwayEast Coast Railway
3.Jammu Tawi, Northern RailwayAhmednagar, Central RailwayCentral Railway

Year of Polar Prediction

The Year of Polar Prediction is to be observed from mid-2017 to mid-2019 in order to cover an entire year in both the Arctic and Antarctic. The initiative involves the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Germany’s Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) and a wide array of partners around the globe.


Quoting of Aadhaar for filing of return of income

Section 139AA of the Income-tax Act, 1961, as inserted by the Finance Act, 2017 provides for mandatory quoting of Aadhaar / Enrolment ID of Aadhaar application form for filing of return of income and for making an application for allotment of Permanent Account Number with effect from 1st July, 2017. Section 139AA (3) of the Act empowers the Central Government to notify the person(s) or State(s) to which the requirement of quoting of Aadhaar / Enrolment ID shall not apply.

The Central Government vide notification dated 11th May, 2017 has notified that the requirement of quoting of Aadhaar / Enrolment ID shall not apply to the following individuals if they do not possess the Aadhaar / Enrolment ID:

  1. An individual who is residing in the state of Assam, Jammu and Kashmir and Meghalaya.
  2. An individual who is a non-resident as per the Income-tax Act, 1961.
  3. An individual of the age of eighty years or more at any time during the previous year.
  4. An individual who is not a citizen of India.

SAMADHAN doctrine for Left Wing Extremism

The Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh unveiled a new doctrine to deal with Left Wing Extremism which is encompassed in the word SAMADHAN

S - Smart Leadership

A - Aggressive Strategy

M - Motivation and Training

A - Actionable Intelligence

D - Dashboard Based KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and KRAs (Key Result Areas)

H - Harnessing Technology

A - Action plan for each Theatre

N - No access to Financing




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Current Affairs Questions

1. Haymarket affair is associated with which of the following days?

  1. International Workers Day
  2. Internationl Jazz Day
  3. World Health Day
  4. World Environment Day

2. Which of the following memorials has been approved to go digital with the setting up of an interpretation centre and three LED screens?

  1. Shantivan
  2. Raj Ghat
  3. Chaitya Bhoomi
  4. Vijay Ghat

3. Indian has recently been elected to head to which agency of the UNO?

  1. UNFPA
  2. Universal Postal Union
  3. UN Habitat
  4. International Maritime Organisation

4. Which of the following has launched Express Wi-Fi service in India to provide Internet connectivity to people in poor or zero connectivity areas?

  1. Google
  2. Amazon
  3. Facebook
  4. Microsoft

5. With which musical instrument was Ustan Raees Khan who passed away on 06 May 2017, associated?

  1. Tabla
  2. Shehnai
  3. Sarod
  4. Sitar

6. Who is the director of the film A Death in the Gunj?

  1. Konkona Sen Sharma
  2. Neeraj Ghaywan
  3. Nagesh Kukunoor
  4. Vishal Bhardwaj

7. With which of the following is Bajrang Punia associated?

  1. Boxing
  2. Wrestling
  3. Badminton
  4. Tennis

8. Which of the following events occurred on May 11, which is observed as National Technology Day?

  1. Successful nuclear test at Pokhran
  2. Indigenous aircraft Hansa-3 was test flown
  3. Successful test firing of Trishul missile
  4. All of the above

9. What is the scientific name of Seemai Karuvelam an invasive species of plant?

  1. Prosopis juliflorais
  2. Lantana camara
  3. Eichhornia crassipes
  4. Silybum marianum

10. From which country is India importing M777 Ultra Light Howitzer Guns?

  1. Sweden
  2. France
  3. United States of America
  4. Israel

11. Hassan Rouhani is the President of -

  1. Turkey
  2. Iran
  3. Yemen
  4. Libya

12. What is the position of India in the production stainless steel in the world?

  1. first
  2. second
  3. third
  4. fourth

13. Which country manufactures Derby Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missile which were test fired by indigenous Tejas aircraft recently?

  1. United States
  2. France
  3. Israel
  4. Britain

14. Which company manufactures Airlander-10, the largest flying aircraft at present?

  1. Varialift Airships
  2. Hybrid Air Vehicles
  3. Interface Airships
  4. Hamilton Airship Company

15. National Museum organised an exhibition to mark the return of 3 stone sculptures from which country?

  1. Australia
  2. United Kingdom
  3. France
  4. Portugal

16. Which city is the first in the world to have a Robocop, an artificial intelligence-powered robot in its police force?

  1. New York
  2. London
  3. Paris
  4. Dubai

17. At which of the following places was Cobra Lily (Arisaema translucens) rediscovered after 84 years?

  1. Niligiris
  2. Nanda Devi
  3. Sikkim
  4. Leh

18. Which State observes its Statehood Day on 30 May?

  1. Maharashtra
  2. Telangana
  3. Jharkhand
  4. Goa