|A.||New Delhi, India||B.||Moscow, Russia|
|C.||Beijing, China||D.||Brasilia, Brazil|
Explanation:The three Day annual meeting of the New Development Bank, NDB, began in national capital today with a focus on building a sustainable future. Tomorrow, BRICS Business Council will meet followed by the Opening Ceremony of the meeting of the NDB Board of Governors’. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who is also the NDB Governor for India will deliver the address. Other speakers include NDB President K V Kamath, Minister of Finance of China among others.
Explanation:The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for updation of the existing Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and Serbia which was signed on 31st January, 2003. The updation is as per latest International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) template keeping in view the latest developments in civil aviation sector and with an objective to improve the air connectivity between the two countries.
|C.||Costa Rica||D.||El Salvador|
Explanation:El Salvador, Central America’s smallest nation, has become the first country in the world to ban metals mining nationwide following a long-running dispute with a Canadian-Australian company over an environmentally questioned gold project. El Salvador is desperate for cash — it is seeking to secure a lifeline from the IMF as its debt is expected to exceed 60 per cent of gross domestic product by the end of 2017.
|A.||Bibek Debroy, Sanjay Chadha and Ashwani Lohani|
|B.||A.K. Mittal, Sanjay Chadha and Vidya Krishnamurthi|
|C.||Bibek Debroy, Sanjay Chadha and Vidya Krishnamurthi|
|D.||Bibek Debroy, Mahesh Kumar and Vidya Krishnamurthi|
Explanation:Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu released the book titled “Indian Railway- The weaving of a National Tapestry” jointly authored by Shri Bibek Debroy (Member, NITI Aayog) Shri Sanjay Chadha (Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce) & Ms. Vidya Krishnamurthi. In addition, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu also launched Hi-speed free Wi-Fi services for the visitors at National Rail Museum. Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A. K. Mital, the three authors of the book, Shri Ashwani Lohani, CMD, Air India and other Railway Board Members and senior officials were also present on the occasion.
|A.||S.V. Sunil||B.||Sardara Singh|
|C.||P. R. Shreejesh||D.||V. R. Raghunath|
Explanation:India forward S.V. Sunil was named the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) Player of the Year for 2016, with Harmanpreet Singh chosen as the Promising Player of the Year in the continental body’s annual awards. S.V. Sunil was the favourite for the award among national team coaches of Asia, who made the nominations based on performances during 2016.