Explanation:The state of Maharashtra has been ranked first out of 29 Indian states, according to NITI Aayog’s 2016 Agricultural Marketing and Farmer Friendly Reforms Index. As per the states’ score in the Index, Gujarat ranked second, followed by Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Goa and Chhattisgarh. The purpose of the Index is to help the states to identify and address problems in the farm sector, which suffer from low growth, low farm income and agrarian distress.
|D.||None of these|
Explanation:The Indo-Nepal Joint Military Exercise “Surya Kiran-X” has started at Army Battle School, Saljhandi, Nepal from October 31 which will continue till November 13, 2016. The purpose of the exercise is to conduct battalion level joint training with emphasis on Counter Terrorism in mountainous terrain. It is an ideal platform for the contingent of both nations to share their experience and gain mutually.
Explanation:Kylie Verzosa from Philippines has been crowned Miss International 2016 at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo, Japan. She is the 6th Filipino to win the crown of Miss International.
Explanation:Sushil Chandra, a 1980-batch officer of Indian Revenue Service (IRS), is the newly appointed chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the apex policy making body for the Income Tax department. He succeeded Rani Singh Nair. Prior to this appointment, he was the member (Investigation) of the CBDT. The CBDT has six members apart from the chairman and is responsible for framing policy and administrative issues related to direct taxes and the Income Tax department.
|A.||Kerala, Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim|
|B.||Kerala, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh
|C.||Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Assam
|D.||Himachal Pradesh, Kerala and Tripura
Explanation:Kerala has become the 3rd Open Defecation Free (ODF) state in India on its foundation day (November 1, 2016) under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) – Gramin. With this, Kerala has become first high density populated state in India to achieve ODF status. Earlier, Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim had declared themselves ODF states.