Current Affairs Questions & Answers: March 10, 2017

1. Who has been bestowed with the 2016 Saraswati Samman?
[A] Naiyer Masud
[B] Sugatha Kumari
[C] Surjit Paatar
[D] Mahabaleshwar Sail

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2. Who is the newly elected President of the European Council (EC)?
[A] Andrej Plenkovic
[B] Christian Kern
[C] Donald Tusk
[D] Charles Michel

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3. According to the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill 2016, the maternity leave has been extended from 12 weeks to how many weeks?
[A] 22 weeks
[B] 26 weeks
[C] 23 weeks
[D] 24 weeks

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4. Which company has become the first Indian power utility to successfully deploy tele-protection service using Line-Differential Relay (LDR) over an IP/MPLS network?
[A] Tata Power-DDL
[B] Adani Power
[C] Jindal Steel and Power
[D] Reliance Power

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5. Which Indian institute has won the 2017 IEEE Spectrum Technology in the Service of Society Award?
[A] IIT Bombay
[B] IIT Madras
[C] IIT Indore
[D] IIT Kolkata

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6. Which state government has launched web-based platform “Pratibimba” to project government achievements?
[A] Kerala
[B] Tamil Nadu
[C] Maharashtra
[D] Karnataka

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7. Which Indian cricketer has been appointed UNICEF and Cricket For Good Ambassador for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017?
[A] Sachin Tendulkar
[B] Saurav Ganguly
[C] Rahul Dravid
[D] M S Dhoni

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8. Who is the author of the book “Age of Anger – A History of the Present”?
[A] Kalyan Karmakar
[B] Pankaj Mishra
[C] Bhim Chandra Nag
[D] Meraj Bhat

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9. Arvind Padmanabhan, the noted journalist of IANS has recently passed away. What does IANS stands for?
[A] Indo-ASEAN News Service
[B] Indo-Asiatic News Service
[C] Indo-Asian News Service
[D] Indo-African News Service

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10. Who is the newly appointed chairman of the Central Water Commission (CWC)?
[A] Masood Husain
[B] Narendra Kumar
[C] T K Sivarajan
[D] A S P Sinha

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