Correct Answer : Option (C) :   Pankaj Advani

Explanation : India's ace cueist Pankaj Advani has clinched the 35th men's Asian Snooker Championship held in Doha. Advani defeated Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon 6-3 in the finals to become the first player to win the Asian Snooker and World Snooker championships in all formats.

Correct Answer : Option (D) :   India

Explanation : India became the seventh nation to implement Central Command Centre for Air Traffic Flow Management (C-ATFM) after the US, Europe, Australia, South Africa, Japan, Brazil.

Correct Answer : Option (A) :   Telangana

Explanation : The Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project which is one of the world's largest multi stage and multi purpose lift irrigation scheme, was inaugurated by Telangana Chief Minister in Jayashankar-Bhupalapally district of Telangana.

Correct Answer : Option (B) :   Larsen and Toubro Company (L&T)

Explanation : Larsen and Toubro (L&T) bagged a mega engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) order from SJVN Thermal Private Limited. Their main aim to set up a 2x660 MW ultra-supercritical power plant in Buxar district, Bihar. The award costs around ₹7,000 crore as per the company's classification of mega project. The L&T includes design, engineering, manufacturing, procurement, supply, testing & commissioning of the Buxar project. It covers steam generator, steam turbine generator, electrostatic precipitator, NOx control system, flue gas desulphurization (FGD) system and complete balance of plant (BoP) systems.

Correct Answer : Option (B) :   NEIST

Explanation : A team of scientists from CSIR-NEIST Assam has developed a chemical process that turns 'dirty' coal into a biomedical 'dot' to help detect cancer cells. The team, led by Binoy Kumar Saikia and Tonkeswar Das, has applied for a patent for their chemical method of producing Carbon Quantum Dots (CQDs) from cheap, abundant, low-quality and high-sulphur coals. CQDs are carbon-based nanomaterials whose size is less than 10 nm (or nanometer). The CQDs that the CSIR-NEIST team developed emit a bluish colour with high-stability, good-conductivity, low-toxicity, environmental friendliness, and good optical properties. CQDs are futuristic materials whose demand in India has been increasing leading to a considerable volume of import. The CSIR-NEIST technology can produce approximately 1 litre of CQDs per day at a low cost to become an import substitute. The acronym 'CSIR-NEIST' stands for "Council of Scientific & Industrial Research-North East Institute of Science and Technology".

Correct Answer : Option (C) :   Thimphu, Bhutan

Explanation : Asian Leadership Summit held at Thimphu, Bhutan. The event was organized by Global Leaders Foundation.

Correct Answer : Option (D) :   Forest Conservation Act, 1980

Explanation : Under the Forest Conservation Act, 1980, The State Government of Bihar recently issued an order banning felling of trees, citing increasing pollution and heatwave. The order came after the increasing pollution in the cities of Patna, Gaya, Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, and others in the state. The heatwave claimed 90 people in Gaya, Aurangabad and Nawada districts. Now the permissions granted to cut trees for development works, have become null and void.

Correct Answer : Option (A) :   Skylark Drones

Explanation : The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) gave its approval to Skylark Drones (Bangalore) to launch its "Patang", India's first drone compliant with the NP-NT (No permission - No take-off) protocol under the Digital Sky regulatory framework for drones. It will open the way for commercial use of drones (unmanned aircraft) for works such as agriculture, health, and disaster relief and military operations.

Correct Answer : Option (D) :   Rs 20 lakh

Explanation : Reserve Bank of India (RBI) expert committee on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) headed by the former Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Chairman U K Sinha, has recommended doubling the capital on collateral-free loans from the current Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh, for borrowers falling under the Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency (MUDRA), self-help groups, and MSMEs. According to the 2006 definition, manufacturing units with investment below Rs 25 lakh were termed micro, those between Rs 25 lakh and Rs 5 crore termed small, and from Rs 5 crore to Rs 10 crore medium. For service units, the corresponding amounts were up to Rs 10 lakh for micro, Rs 10 lakh-2 crore for small, and Rs 2 crore-5 crore for medium enterprises.

Correct Answer : Option (B) :   Tiger woods

Explanation : US President Donald Trump awarded golfer Tiger Woods the US's Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian honour. The award described the 43-year-old as a true legend who transformed golf and then fought through years of injury to return to the sport's summit.