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Q1. In February 2019 Union for International Cancer Control, which organizes World Cancer Day, launched a new 3-year campaign with the theme_________.

  1. We can and We will
  2. I Am and I Will
  3. I Am and We will
  4. None

Explanation: B, I Am and I Will.

World Cancer Day is being observed on February 02. The Day aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year through education, raising awareness and by pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action against the deadly disease.

Q2. When does International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation observed?

  1. February 06
  2. February 07
  3. February 02
  4. February 10

Explanation: A, February 06.

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is a United Nations-sponsored annual awareness day that takes place on February 6 as part of the UN’s efforts to eradicate female genital mutilation. It was first introduced in 2003.

Q3. What is India’s rank in ICC ODI rankings 2019?

  1. 1st
  2. 2nd
  3. 3rd
  4. 4th

Explanation: B, 2nd

England being in the 1st place and South Africa 3rd.

Q4. Which Indian Women cricketer topped the ICC women’s Batting ODI rankings?

  1. Mithali Raj
  2. Smriti Mandhana
  3. Harmanpreet Kaur
  4. Punam Raut

Explanation: B, Smriti Mandhana.

Q5. What is Indian football team rank in latest FIFA rankings?

  1. 100
  2. 107
  3. 103
  4. 106

Explanation: C, 103.

Indian football team slips out of top 100 in latest FIFA rankings and ranked 103. Belgium ranked 1st, France 2nd, Brazil 3rd.

Q6. Which Indian weightlifter notched up a gold medal at the EGAT Cup in Thailand?

  1. Saikhom Mirabai Chanu
  2. Vikas Thakur
  3. Gurdeep Singh
  4. Santoshi Matsa

Explanation: A, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu

World champion Indian weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu notched up a gold medal at the EGAT Cup in Thailand. Chanu won the 49kg category gold with an effort of 192 kg in the silver level Olympic qualifying event.

Q7. Which team lifted the Ranji Trophy for the second time in a row?

  1. Saurashtra
  2. Baroda
  3. Bengal
  4. Vidharbha

Explanation: D, Vidharbha.

Q8. Who is the 1st female cricketer to play 200 ODIs?

  1. Mithali Raj
  2. Smriti Mandhana
  3. Harmanpreet Kaur
  4. Punam Raut

Explanation: A, Mithali Raj.

Q9. What was the venue of 9th Senior Women’s Hockey National Championship 2019?

  1. Balaghat
  2. Hisar
  3. Jaipur
  4. New Delhi

Explanation: B, Hisar

Q10. Which country signed an accord to join NATO to become the 30th member of the US-led alliance?

  1. Turkey
  2. Poland
  3. China
  4. Macedonia

Explanation: D, Macedonia

Macedonia signed an accord to join NATO to become the 30th member of the US-led alliance. The Macedonia-NATO accord follows a deal with Greece ending a 27-year-old dispute over Macedonia’s name. The accord must now be ratified by allied governments.

Q11. Independence Day in Sri Lanka is celebrated on _________.

  1. February 06
  2. February 04
  3. February 05
  4. February 09

Explanation: B, February 04.

Q12. Which country will provide USD 2.5 bn loan to Pakistan to boost foreign cash reserves?

  1. China
  2. India
  3. America
  4. Japan

Explanation: A, China.

China will provide 2.5 billion dollars (USD) loans to Pakistan to boost the foreign exchange reserves of its “all-weather ally”. Pakistan is currently seeing depleted foreign cash reserves and mounting external debt. The country’s USD 8.12 billion reserves are below the minimum level that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) prescribe.

Q13. Germany, France and the UK have set up a payment channel with Iran called_______.

  1. INDEX
  2. INSTEX
  3. A & B both
  4. None

Explanation: B, INSTEX.

INSTEX set up to help continue trade and circumvent US sanctions. While, the new institution, called INSTEX is a project of the three governments, it will receive the formal endorsement of all 28 EU members.

Q14. In which state does the Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari will lay the foundation stone for three highway projects worth over two thousand 300 crore rupees?

  1. Odisha
  2. Maharashtra
  3. Gujarat
  4. West Bengal

Explanation: A, Odisha.

Q15. Who is the Governor of RBI?

  1. Shaktikanta Das
  2. Urjit Patel
  3. Raghuram Rajan
  4. D. Subbarao

Explanation: A, Shaktikanta Das.

Q16. World Bank has approved a scheme for sustainable management of ground water with community participation called _______.

  1. PM-KISAN
  2. Atal Bhujal Yojana (ABHY)
  3. Pradhan Mantri Arogya Yojana
  4. Darwaza Band

Explanation: B, Atal Bhujal Yojana (ABHY).

The World Bank has approved Atal Bhujal Yojana (ABHY), an Rs.6000 Crore scheme, for sustainable management of groundwater with community participation. The funding pattern is 50:50 between Government of India and the World Bank.

Q17. India’s communication satellite ________ has been launched successfully from French Guiana.

  1. INSAT-4CR
  2. GSAT-31
  3. GSAT-7A
  4. EDUSAT

Explanation: B, GSAT-31.

The Ariane-5 rocket lifted off with it from Kourou Launch and placed it in the intended Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit. It is to replace the ageing INSAT-4CR satellite. GSAT-31 is India’s fortieth communication satellite.

Q18. What was the venue of 20th Bharat Rang Mahotsav 2019?

  1. Mumbai
  2. Bhopal
  3. New Delhi
  4. Gandhinagar

Explanation: C, New Delhi.

The 20th edition of Bharat Rang Mahotsav (BRM), the international theatre festival of India, is organized by National School of Drama (NSD), one of the prominent training institutions in the world. The Minister of State for Culture (I/C), Govt. of India, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, inaugurated the 21-day-long nationwide theatre spectacle in New Delhi.

Q19. Who among the following has been appointed as new Ambassador of India to the Republic of Colombia?

  1. Sanjiv Ranjan
  2. Anita Nayar
  3. Naveen Srivastava
  4. Ashok Das

Explanation: A, Sanjiv Ranjan.

Q20. World Wetlands Day is observed on_______.

  1. February 23
  2. February 20
  3. February 02
  4. February 09

Explanation: C, February 02.

Q21. What was the theme of World Wetlands Day 2019?

  1. Wetland Welfare
  2. Wetland and Marine life
  3. Wetland Improvement
  4. Wetlands and Climate Change

Explanation: D, Wetlands and Climate Change.

Q22. Which bank has launched ‘Kisan Suvidha loan’ for small and marginal farmers?

  1. Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
  2. Punjab National Bank
  3. Oriental Bank of Commerce
  4. None

Explanation: A, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank.

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank has announced the launch of ‘Kisan Suvidha loan’ to offer financial credit services to small and marginal farmers. It is the first bank in this category to offer collateral free loans for both agriculture and allied activities.

Q23. India’s 1st Aqua Mega Food Park was stablished in ____.

  1. Maharashtra
  2. West Bengal
  3. Meghalaya
  4. Andhra Pradesh

Explanation: D, Andhra Pradesh.

Q24. Who is the author of the book titled ‘Undaunted: Saving the Idea of India’?

  1. Raghuram Rajan
  2. P Chidambaram
  3. Azim Premji
  4. Siddhartha Lal

Explanation: B, P Chidambaram.

Q25. 22nd AIIMS to be setup in which state?

  1. Assam
  2. Himachal Pradesh
  3. Uttar Pradesh
  4. Haryana

Explanation: D, Haryana.

Q26. Financial support for pregnant women under which scheme?

  1. Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna
  2. Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra
  3. Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana
  4. Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana

Explanation: D, Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana.

Q27. Farmers owning up to two hectares of land will get how much rupees per year as income support under new scheme?

  1. 5000
  2. 7000
  3. 6000
  4. 4000

Explanation: C, 6000.

Farmers owning up to two hectares of land will get Rs. 6,000 per year as income support under new scheme Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi. The amount will be transferred in three tranches directly to the accounts of farmers.

Q28. Which is the new pension scheme launched in budget?

  1. Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Madha
  2. Pradhan Mantri Shiva Yogi Mandhan
  3. Pradhan Mantri Shram Yojana Mandhan
  4. Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Mandhan

Explanation: D, Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Mandhan

New pension scheme Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Mandhan to provide monthly pension of Rs. 3,000 after 60 years of age, with contribution of only Rs. 100 per month. Government to contribute 14% amount under New Pension Scheme.

Q29. Income up to how much rupees exempted from Income Tax?

  1. 3, 00, 000
  2. 4, 00, 000
  3. 5, 00, 000
  4. 7, 00, 000

Explanation: C, 5, 00, 000.

A move aimed at the middle class the Gov announced that individuals having annual income upto Rs 5, 00, 000 will get full tax rebate.

Q30. Standard deduction on taxable income for salaried class raised from 40,000 to how much rupees?

  1. 60,000
  2. 50,000
  3. 80,000
  4. 90,000

Explanation: B, 50,000.

Standard deduction on taxable income for salaried class increased to Rs50,000 from Rs40,000 per financial year.

Q31. Individuals with gross income of up to ________ need not pay any tax if they make investments in provident funds and prescribed equities.

  1. 6 Lakh
  2. 5.5 Lakh
  3. 7 Lakh
  4. 6.5 Lakh

Explanation: D, 6.5 Lakh.

Q32. World Radio Day is observed on _______.

  1. February 13
  2. February 14
  3. February 15
  4. February 16

Explanation: A, February 13.

Q33. What was the venue of 5th India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Committee Meeting 2019?

  1. Dhaka
  2. New Delhi
  3. Mumbai
  4. Gandhinagar

Explanation: B, New Delhi.

The 5th India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Committee Meeting was held in New Delhi. The last Joint Consultative Committee Meeting between the two countries was held in October 2017 at Dhaka.

Q34. Which was the 13th International Oil and Gas Conference held in Greater Noida?

  1. NATO-2019
  2. BHIMTECH-2019
  3. PETROTECH-2019
  4. None

Explanation: C, PETROTECH-2019.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 13th International Oil and Gas Conference – PETROTECH-2019 in Greater Noida. He said there is a need to move towards responsible pricing of Oil and Gas to balance the interests of both the producer and the consumer.

Q35. First Annual Conference of Media Units was held on _____.

  1. 13 February 2019
  2. 14 February 2019
  3. 12 February 2019
  4. 09 February 2019

Explanation: A, 13 February 2019.

Ministry of Information & Broadcasting is organizing the First Annual Conference of Media Units under the Ministry on 13th February 2019 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The opening session of the Conference will be chaired by Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore, Union Minister of State (IC) for Information & Broadcasting and Youth Affairs & Sports.

Q36. What was the theme of Third Indo-German Environment Forum?

  1. Cleaner air, Safer Planet
  2. Green Planet, Clean water
  3. Cleaner Air, Greener Economy
  4. Safe life, Green Economy

Explanation: C, Cleaner Air, Greener Economy.

Third Indo-German Environment Forum with the theme “Cleaner Air, Greener Economy:” is being held in New Delhi. The one-day event through panel discussions and parallel sessions focuses on challenges, solutions and necessary framework conditions of air pollution control, waste management and circular economy as well as the implementation of NDCs and SDGs based on Paris Agreement and Agenda 2030 of UN respectively.

Q37. World Government Summit WGS 2019 held in _____.

  1. New Delhi
  2. New York
  3. Japan
  4. Dubai

Explanation: D, Dubai.

World Government Summit WGS 2019 held in Dubai. In the shakeup between humans and machines, there is a likelihood of creation of over 133 million new jobs by 2022. However, at the same time, 75 million jobs, may be displaced.

Q38. _______ identified unique pathways of eye cancer.

  1. IIT Delhi
  2. IIT Madras
  3. IIT Kharagpur
  4. IIT Indore

Explanation: B, IIT Madras.

Based on computational modelling, researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras have identified the biochemical pathways that eye cancer (retinoblastoma) preferentially chooses for growth and survival. The pathways chosen are very different from the ones that normal, healthy cells choose.

Q39. What is India’s rank in International Intellectual Property Index 2019?

  1. 33rd
  2. 38th
  3. 36th
  4. 30th

Explanation: B, 36th.

In International Intellectual Property Index India climbs 8 slots in 2019 and ranked 36th among 50 countries. USA ranked 1st.

Q40. India ranked ______ in Inclusive Internet Index 2019.

  1. 56th
  2. 36th
  3. 47th
  4. 66th

Explanation: C, 47th.

Inclusive Internet Index is prepared by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) for Facebook. Sweden ranked 1st.

Q41. India ranked ______ in Global Passport Index 2019.

  1. 67th
  2. 47th
  3. 36th
  4. 53rd

Explanation: A, 67th.

Global Passport Index ranking is based on their Visa-Free Source and their ranking according to the UNDP human development index. UAE ranked 1st.

Q42. The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced a 5-year global partnership with which beverage manufacturer?

  1. Apple Valley Group
  2. PepsiCo
  3. McDowell & Company
  4. Coca- Cola

Explanation: D, Coca-Cola.

Q43. Who is the author of the book “What Marx Left Unsaid”?

  1. Rakesh Bakshi
  2. Dinesh Shahra
  3. Malay Chaudhuri
  4. H Chaturvedi

Explanation: C, Malay Chaudhuri.

Q44. Who is the author of the book “The Fate of Butterflies”?

  1. Nayantara Sahgal
  2. Rakesh Bakshi
  3. Dinesh Shahra
  4. Malay Chaudhuri

Explanation: A, Nayantara Sahgal.

Q45. Who has become the first Indian to grab Australian Ladies PGA Tour (LPGA) in golf?

  1. Kareena Kapoor
  2. Vani Kapoor
  3. Rina Kapoor
  4. Karishma Kapoor

Explanation: B, Vani Kapoor.

The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) is an American organization for female professional golfers. The organization is headquartered at the LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Florida, and is best known for running the LPGA Tour, a series of weekly golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world.

Q46. Which company has announced to acquire Silicon Valley data migration company Alooma to grow its cloud business service?

  1. Facebook
  2. Google
  3. Red hat
  4. Twitter

Explanation: B, Google.

Q47. Which mobile App is launched by the Chennai police department?

  1. DigiCop
  2. Arunprabha
  3. WhatsApp Chennai
  4. Livetrack

Explanation: A, DigiCop.

This app launched by Chennai police that can track the status of stolen two-wheelers and cell phones.

Q48. Which country has joined hands with India for cooperation on Water and Waste Management?

  1. Japan
  2. UAE
  3. Germany
  4. USA

Explanation: C, Germany.

Q49. Who has been appointed as the new chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)?

  1. Rishi Kumar Shukla
  2. Sanjiv Ranjan
  3. Nilambar Acharya
  4. Pralay Mondal

Explanation: A, Rishi Kumar Shukla.

Q50. Who has been appointed as the Ambassador of India to Argentina?

  1. Sanjiv Ranjan
  2. Nilambar Acharya
  3. Dinesh Bhatia
  4. Ramit Tandon

Explanation: C, Dinesh Bhatia.

Q51. Who has been appointed as the Ambassador of Nepal to India?

  1. Sanjiv Ranjan
  2. Nilambar Acharya
  3. Pralay Mondal
  4. Ramit Tnadon

Explanation: B, Nilambar Acharya.

Q52. Which city hosted the Kala Ghoda festival 2019?

  1. Mumbai
  2. New Delhi
  3. Nagpur
  4. Gnadhinagar

Explanation: A, Mumbai.

The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival – KGAF, India‟s largest multi-cultural street festival. Commemorating 20 years of its inception, KGAF 2019 will celebrate two glorious decades of art and culture through cinema, theatre, dance, literature and sculpture through various spots on Mumbai’s map.

Q53. Who has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Corporation Bank?

  1. Sanjiv Ranjan
  2. Nilambar Acharya
  3. Pralay Mondal
  4. P V Bharathi

Explanation: D, P V Bharathi.

Q54. Who has been appointed as the Director General of NCC?

  1. Rajeev Chopra
  2. Sanjiv Ranjan
  3. Pralay Mondal
  4. Nilambar Acharya

Explanation: A, Rajeev Chopra.

Q55. The United Nations has announced 2019 as the International Year of ______________.

  1. Logarithms
  2. Mathematics
  3. Coding
  4. Periodic Table

Explanation: D, Periodic Table.

The periodic table, also known as the periodic table of elements, is a tabular display of the chemical elements, which are arranged by atomic number, electron configuration, and recurring chemical properties. The structure of the table shows periodic trends. The seven rows of the table, called periods, generally have metals on the left and non-metals on the right. The columns, called groups, contain elements with similar chemical behaviours. Six groups have accepted names as well as assigned numbers: for example, group 17 elements are the halogens; and group 18 are the noble gases. Also displayed are four simple rectangular areas or blocks associated with the filling of different atomic orbitals.

Q56. What is the name of the Satellite channel for Arunachal Pradesh?

  1. DD Assamese
  2. DD Arunprakash
  3. DD Arunprabha
  4. DD Suryakiran

Explanation: C, DD Arunprabha.

PM launches DD Arunprabha – a dedicated 24×7 Satellite channel for Arunachal Pradesh. PM lays foundation stone of Film and Television Institute (FTI) and several other projects at Arunachal Pradesh.

Q57. Which is the common digital currency recently launched by the central banks of two gulf countries?

  1. Litecoin
  2. Ripple
  3. Aber
  4. Zcash

Explanation: C, Aber.

The central banks of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia have launched a common digital currency called ‘Aber’, which will be used in financial settlements between the two countries through Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers technologies. It will establish an additional means for the central financial transfer systems of the two countries and enable banks to directly deal with each other in conducting financial remittances.

Q58. Which country won the Asian Cup in football?

  1. Japan
  2. Qatar
  3. Australia
  4. Jordan

Explanation: B, Qatar.

Qatar defeated four-time champions Japan 3-1 in the final to win their first ever Asian Cup in football.

Q59. India’s new e-commerce policy came into effect from ______?

  1. 1st February 2019
  2. 4th February 2019
  3. 10th February 2019
  4. 12th February 2019

Explanation: A, 1st February 2019.

Q60. Sanjiv Chadha has been honored with the title _________ by the city of London Corporation.

  1. Freedom of the City Of London
  2. Honor of the City Of London
  3. Fighter of the City Of London
  4. Man of the City Of London

Explanation: A, Freedom of the City Of London.

Q61. The first meeting of the US-India CEO Forum was held in _______.

  1. Mumbai
  2. Guwahati
  3. New Delhi
  4. Bihar

Explanation: C, New Delhi.

Q62. A three-day Krishi Kumbh was organised in ___________.

  1. Mumbai
  2. Guwahati
  3. New Delhi
  4. Bihar

Explanation: D, Bihar.

In Bihar, Governor Lalji Tandon and Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh jointly inaugurated the three -day Krishi Kumbh in Motihari.
Over fifteen thousand farmers from different states and about two hundred agricultural scientists are participating in the Kumbh. The objective of Krishi Kumbh is to promote modern techniques and diversification in agriculture that could help in doubling farmers income.

Q63. Who will be awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television?

  1. Rami Malek
  2. Deepa Mehta
  3. Albert Finney
  4. Siddhartha Lal

Explanation: B, Deepa Mehta.

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television has announced that it will be honouring filmmaker Deepa Mehta with the Lifetime Achievement Award. She was born in India but she had moved to Canada in 1973 after her marriage to documentary filmmaker Saltzman. Her film “Water”, the third part of her Elements trilogy, was Canada’s official entry at the Awards. The director has previously received the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement in 2012 and she was also named to the Order of Ontario and appointed to the Order of Canada in 2013. She was inducted into the Canadian Walk of Fame in 2016. Mehta is currently working on Netflix series “Leila”.

Q64. The 83rd edition of Senior National Badminton Championships held at______.

  1. Guwahati
  2. Bhubaneswar
  3. New Delhi
  4. Gandhinagar

Explanation: A, Guwahati.

Q65. The 5th International Dam Safety Conference–2019 was held at_____________.

  1. Guwahati
  2. Bhubaneswar
  3. New Delhi
  4. Gandhinagar

Explanation: B, Bhubaneswar.

Q66. Who has recently launched Africa Centre for Climate and Sustainable development?

  1. UN and Italy
  2. USA and Italy
  3. Germany and UK
  4. France and UN

Explanation: A, UN and Italy.

The Africa Centre for Climate and Sustainable Development was inaugurated by the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte at Rome. The centre has been opened by the Italian government in association with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agricultural.

Q67. Where is the Africa Centre for Climate and Sustainable development’s headquarter is located?

  1. Berlin
  2. New York
  3. Rome
  4. London

Explanation: C, Rome.

Q68. Who has been chosen for this year’s META Lifetime Achievement Award?

  1. R K Singh
  2. Mahesh Elkunchwar
  3. Usman Ali Isani
  4. Vandana Shiva

Explanation, Mahesh Elkunchwar.

Eminent Indian playwright Mahesh Elkunchwar has been chosen for this year’s META Lifetime Achievement Award. The playwright will be conferred upon with the award on March 12, along with the winners of the 14th Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) festival.

Q69. Who has edited the book titled ‘Quality, Accreditation, and Ranking – A Silent Revolution in the Offing in Indian Higher Education’?

  1. H Chaturvedi
  2. Amitav Ghosh
  3. R Mahashankaran
  4. Arundhati Roy

Explanation: A, H Chaturvedi.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu launched the book titled ‘Quality, Accreditation, and Ranking – A Silent Revolution in the Offing in Indian Higher Education’ edited by Education Promotion Society for India’s (EPSI) Alternate President Dr. H Chaturvedi in New Delhi.

Q70. Which country has started to trade its new currency, the RTGS dollar?

  1. Cuba
  2. Venezuela
  3. Vietnam
  4. Zimbabwe

Explanation: D, Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe started to trade its new currency, the RTGS dollar, two days after the central bank announced measures to try and resolve a chronic monetary crisis.

Q71. Which island has been renamed as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep?

  1. Car island
  2. Blair island
  3. Neil island
  4. Ross island

Explanation: D, Ross Island.

Q72. What was the theme of the CREDAI YouthCon -19?

  1. Today & Tomorrow
  2. Future Ahead
  3. Next Generation
  4. Better Today

Explanation: C, Next Generation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the CREDAI YouthCon -19 in New Delhi’s Talkatora Stadium. The event is organized by the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India, CREDAI. The theme for this YouthCon is ‘Next Generation’.

Q73. Who _has been chosen as the Mascot for the National Games 2022?

  1. Clouded Leopard
  2. Great hornbill
  3. Panda
  4. None

Explanation: A, Clouded Leopard.

Q74. The Ministry of Environment launched a three-year Asiatic Lion Conservation Project in collaboration with the state of Gujarat. What amount the ministry has allocated for the project?

  1. Rs 79 crores
  2. Rs 59 crores
  3. Rs 90 crores
  4. Rs 110 crores

Explanation: B, Rs 59 crores.

Q75. Who has won the International Human Rights Prize?

  1. Abdul Aziz Muhamat
  2. Sanjay Subrahmanyam
  3. Francois Laborde
  4. Sitanshu Yashashchandra

Explanation: A, Abdul Aziz Muhamat.

Sudanese refugee, Abdul Aziz Muhamat, who spent 5 years in the Australian detention centre on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea, was given the Martin Ennals Award 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland, for exposing “the very cruel asylum seeker policy of the Australian Government”.

Q76. World Day of Social Justice is observed on _____________.

  1. 28 February
  2. 15 February
  3. 09 February
  4. 20 February

Explanation: D, 20 February.

Q77. The theme for World Day of Social Justice 2019 was_______________.

  1. If You Want Peace & Development, Work for Social Justice
  2. Social justice for peaceful and prosperous coexistence
  3. Job Creation, Better Quality Jobs, And Better Access to Jobs
  4. True Voice of Justice

Explanation: B, Social justice for peaceful and prosperous coexistence.

Q78. Who won Lifetime Achievement Award at the 7th National Photography Awards?

  1. Arun Sreedhar
  2. Shanth Kumar
  3. Ashok Dilwali
  4. S. Neelima

Explanation: C, Ashok Dilwali.

Q79. World Thinking Day is observed on ____.

  1. 11 February
  2. 22 February
  3. 23 February
  4. 18 February

Explanation: B, 22 February.

World Thinking Day 2019 is dedicated to the group of girls who took the lead in 1909 and demanded Lord Baden-Powell creates „something for the girls‟. Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from 146 countries celebrate World Thinking Day.

Q80 National Science Day is observed on ____.

  1. 11 February
  2. 22 February
  3. 23 February
  4. 28 February

Explanation: D, 28 February.

February 28 is observed as National Science Day to mark the discovery of Raman effect by Physicist C V Raman on 28th February 1928. The objective is to spread the message of importance of science and its application among the people.

Q81. Theme of National Science Day 2019 was ___________.

  1. Science for the People and the People for Science
  2. Science for the People and Future
  3. Future for Science and Development
  4. Science and Technology

Explanation: A, Science for the People and the People for Science.

Q82. Rising India Summit 2019 was held in which city?

  1. Mumbai
  2. New Delhi
  3. Gandhinagar
  4. Nagpur

Explanation: B, New Delhi.

‘Rising India’, an incontrovertible truth, is also title of the most important event on the annual calendar for the Network18 group and one of most anticipated thought leadership forums in India. The News18 Rising India Summit is a showcase of India’s unbounded potential as well as a celebration of its significant achievements. Over two days of the summit, people of eminence and exceptional achievements from various walks of life come together in New Delhi to celebrate India’s successes and deliberate the future.

Q83. Theme of Rising India Summit 2019 was_______.

  1. Beyond Politics: Defining National Priorities
  2. Defining National Priorities
  3. Towards Truth and Law
  4. United We Stand

Explanation: A, Beyond Politics: Defining National Priorities.

Q84. 4th Global Digital Health Partnership Summit was held in which city?

  1. Mumbai
  2. New Delhi
  3. Gandhinagar
  4. Nagpur

Explanation: B, New Delhi.

Health Minister JP Nadda inaugurated the 4th Global Digital Health Partnership Summit in New Delhi. The scheme is primarily dependent on maximising the use of digital tools for effective implementation and monitoring.

Q85. Aviation Conclave 2019 was held in which city?

  1. Mumbai
  2. New Delhi
  3. Gandhinagar
  4. Nagpur

Explanation: B, New Delhi.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation, in association with Airports Authority of India, AAICLAS and Confederation of Indian Industry, is organizing the Aviation Conclave 2019 with an overarching theme of “Flying for All” in New Delhi. Over 30 industry leaders will discuss and deliberate across 5-key sessions covering the Drone Ecosystem Policy Roadmap, Roadmap for Manufacturing Aircraft and associated equipment, including Regional Transport Aircraft, in India, the Project Rupee Raftaar- Aircraft Financing and Leasing from India, the National Air Cargo Policy, and the Mission to transform Indian Airports into Next-Gen Aviation Hubs.

Q86. Theme of Aviation Conclave 2019 was ______.

  1. We All Fly
  2. Flying for All
  3. Long Fly
  4. High Fly

Explanation: B, Flying for All.

Q87. The Dashboard launched on Railways is named as ____________.

  1. Rail Drishti Dashboard
  2. Train Drishti Dashboard
  3. Samachar Dashboard
  4. Sahakari Dashboard

Explanation: A, Rail Drishti Dashboard.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal launched Rail Drishti Dashboard in New Delhi. The Dashboard has been launched to keep people informed about the work going on in the Railways across the country.

Q88. _____________has begun exports to India through Iran’s Chabahar port.

  1. China
  2. Japan
  3. Afghanistan
  4. Sri Lanka

Explanation: C, Afghanistan.

Afghanistan has begun exports to India through Iran’s Chabahar port, as the landlocked country turns to overseas markets to improve its economy. Afghanistan’s exports will increase to two billion dollars from the current one billion dollar in the next year.

Q89. ________ and Bank of Japan have signed a Bilateral Swap Arrangement.

  1. Reserve Bank of India
  2. Federal Reserve.
  3. Bank of England.
  4. Swiss National Bank

Explanation: A, Reserve Bank of India.

Reserve Bank of India and Bank of Japan have signed a Bilateral Swap Arrangement (BSA). The BSA provides for India to access 75 billion US dollars whereas the earlier BSA had provided for 50 billion dollars. India can access the agreed amount of 75 billion dollars for its domestic currency, for the purpose of maintaining an appropriate level of balance of payments or short-term liquidity.

Q90. DAC approves acquisition of defence equipment worth _________.

  1. Rs 3500 cr
  2. Rs 2700 cr
  3. Rs 2200 cr
  4. Rs 1500 cr

Explanation: B, Rs 2700 cr.

The Defence Acquisition Council has approved the acquisition of defence equipment for about 2700 Crores rupees. The approval include acquisition of three Cadet Training ships for the Navy, which will provide basic sea training to officer cadets including women officer under trainees.

Q91. Who won Oscar Awards 2019 under Best Film Category?

  1. The Favourite
  2. Green Book
  3. Roma
  4. A Star Is Born

Explanation: B, Green Book.

Q92. Who won Oscar Awards 2019 under Best Director Category?

  1. Spike Lee
  2. Pawel Pawlikowski
  3. Yorgos Lanthimos
  4. Alfonso Cuarón

Explanation: D, Alfonso Cuarón.

Q93. Who won Oscar Awards 2019 under Best Actor Category?

  1. Rami Malek
  2. Willem Dafoe
  3. Bradley Cooper
  4. Christian Bale

Explanation: A, Rami Malek.

Q94. Who won Oscar Awards 2019 under Best Actress Category?

  1. Glenn Close
  2. Olivia Colman
  3. Lady Gaga
  4. Yalitza Aparicio

Explanation: B, Olivia Colman.

Q95. Who won Oscar Awards 2019 under Best Supporting Actress Category?

  1. Emma Stone
  2. Marina de Tavira
  3. Amy Adams
  4. Regina King

Explanation: D, Regina King

Q96. Who won Oscar Awards 2019 under Best Supporting Actor Category?

  1. Mahershala Ali
  2. Adam Driver
  3. Sam Elliott
  4. Sam Elliott

Explanation: A, Mahershala Ali

Q97. Who won Oscar Awards 2019 under Best Foreign Film Category?

  1. The Favourite
  2. Green Book
  3. Roma
  4. A Star Is Born

Explanation: C, Roma.

Q98. Who won BAFTA Awards 2019 under Best Film Category?

  1. The Favourite
  2. Green Book
  3. Roma
  4. A Star Is Born

Explanation: C, Roma.

Q99. Who won BAFTA Awards 2019 under Best Director Category?

  1. Spike Lee
  2. Pawel Pawlikowski
  3. Yorgos Lanthimos
  4. Alfonso Cuarón

Explanation: D, Alfonso Cuarón.

Q100. Who won BAFTA Awards 2019 under Best Actor Category?

  1. Rami Malek
  2. Willem Dafoe
  3. Bradley Cooper
  4. Christian Bale

Explanation: A, Rami Malek


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BONUS 100 QUESTIONS


Q101. Who won BAFTA Awards 2019 under Best Actress Category?

  1. Glenn Close
  2. Olivia Colman
  3. Lady Gaga
  4. Yalitza Aparicio

Explanation: B, Olivia Colman.

Q102. Who won BAFTA Awards 2019 under Best Supporting Actress Category?

  1. Emma Stone
  2. Marina de Tavira
  3. Amy Adams
  4. Rachel Weisz

Explanation: D, Rechel Weisz.

Q103. Who won Oscar Awards 2019 under Best Supporting Actor Category?

  1. Mahershala Ali
  2. Adam Driver
  3. Sam Elliott
  4. Sam Elliott

Explanation: A, Mahershala Ali

Q104. Who won BAFTA Awards 2019 under Best Outstanding British Film Category?

  1. The Favourite
  2. Green Book
  3. Roma
  4. A Star Is Born

Explanation: A, The Favourite.

Q105. Who won BAFTA Awards 2019 under Best Cinematography Category?

  1. The Favourite
  2. Green Book
  3. Roma
  4. A Star Is Born

Explanation: C, Roma.

Q106. Who won Grammy Awards 2019 under Album Of The Year category?

  1. By the Way, I Forgive You
  2. Invasion of Privacy
  3. Scorpion
  4. Golden Hour

Explanation: D, Golden Hour.

Q107. Which state came on the India’s air map recently?

  1. Madhya Pradesh
  2. Sikkim
  3. Haryana
  4. Arunachal Pradesh

Explanation: D, Arunachal Pradesh.

Q108. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion renamed as?

  1. Department for Policy of Industries and Internal trade
  2. Department for Promotion of Industries and Internal trade
  3. Department for Promotion of Industries and Foreign trade
  4. Department for Promotion of Internal and Foreign trade

Explanation: B, Department for Promotion of Industries and Internal trade.

Renewed Focus on Internal trade; Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion renamed to Department for Promotion of Industries and Internal trade.

Q109. Which state has rolled out its Handicrafts Policy 2019 for creating a vibrant and sustainable handicraft sector in the state?

  1. Odisha
  2. Gujarat
  3. Bihar
  4. Sikkim

Explanation: A, Odisha.

The Odisha government has rolled out its Handicrafts Policy 2019 for creating a vibrant and sustainable handicraft sector in the state. The objective of the policy is to empower handicraft artisans and make them lead partners in the development.

Q110. Name the managing director and CEO of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd who has been re-elected the new chairman of BARC India, the TV viewership measurement company?

  1. Sunil Dev
  2. Punit Goenka
  3. Ritesh Majmudar
  4. Karnam Devjith

Explanation: C, Punit Majundar.

Punit Goenka , managing director and CEO, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd has been re-elected the new chairman of TV viewership measurement company, BARC India. Punit Goenka was the founder of BARC India. Punit Goenka succeeded Nakul Chopra who completed his year-long tenure as chairman.

Q111. Fiscal deficit for 2018/19 is seen at what percent of GDP, as per the Interim Budget for 2019?

  1. 3.4%
  2. 4.3%
  3. 5.1%
  4. 2.9%

Explanation: A, 3.4%.

Q112. FY20 total expenditure seen at ____ rupees, as per the Interim Budget for 2019?

  1.  53.45 trillion rupees
  2. 27.84 trillion rupees
  3. 65.23 trillion rupees
  4. None

Explanation: B, 27.84 trillion rupees.

Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal presented an Interim Budget for 2019 in Parliament on February 1 2019. FY20 total expenditure seen at 27.84 trillion rupees. FY20 capital expenditure seen at Rs 3,36,292 crore. Central schemes to get Rs 3,27,679 crore FY20. Recovered Rs 3 lakh crore via bankruptcy code.

Q113. Gratuity limit payment increased from Rs. 10 lakhs to ____, as per the Interim Budget for 2019?

  1. Rs 15 lakhs
  2. Rs 20 lakhs
  3. Rs 11 lakhs
  4. Rs 23 lakhs

Explanation: B, Rs 20 lakhs.

Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal presented an Interim Budget for 2019 in Parliament on February 1 2019. Gratuity limit payment increased from Rs. 10 lakhs to Rs. 20 lakhs.

Q114. South Korea’s Ki Sung-yueng announced his retirement from which sport?

  1. Cricket
  2. Football
  3. Hockey
  4. Basketball

Explanation: B, Football.

Football player Ki Sung-yueng announced his retirement from the South Korean national team. The midfielder though decided to retire after the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia yet decided to compete in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, which held in United Arab Emirates, under the new national team coach Paulo Bento.

Q115. Which state launched the 2nd Phase of Pasupu-Kumkuma scheme and welfare pensions?

  1. Tamil Nadu
  2. Telangana
  3. Andhra Pradesh
  4. Karnataka

Explanation: C, Andhra Pradesh.

On 2nd February 2019, 2nd Phase of Pasupu-Kumkuma (Turmeric-Kumkum) scheme and welfare pensions was launched by Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri Chandrababu Naidu. 94 Lakh DWCRA (Development of Women and Children in Rural Areas) women will be given Rs 10000 in three installments under the Pasupu-Kumkuma scheme. Under the scheme, Rs 2500 will be given on 1st February 2019, Rs 3500 will be given 8th March and Rs 4000 will be given on 5th April.

Q116. ____ was announced as Punjab State Aquatic Animal?

  1. Stripped Turtle
  2. Indus River Dolphin
  3. Bluebird Sialia sialis
  4. Indus River Oyster

Explanation: B, Indus River Dolphin.

On February 2, 2019, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh declared one of the rarest mammal, Indus River Dolphin, which is only found in Beas River, as Punjab State Aquatic Animal. The Chief Minister constituted a committee comprised eminent members of the State Board of Wildlife, including Major AP Singh, Hardit Singh Sidhu, Col. P.S. Grewal and Jaskaran Singh and officers of Wildlife Department, to examine certain issues related to formation of separate directorate of Wildlife & Wetlands of Bir Moti Bagh wildlife Sanctuary to provide a natural habitat to various wildlife species.

Q117. Who was appointed as the interim President of Venezuela?

  1. Nicolas Maduro
  2. Razi Sergio
  3. Juan Guaido
  4. Shekel Azio

Explanation: C, Juan Guaido.

On February 1, 2019, European Parliament appointed Juan Guaido as the interim President, highlighting the international crisis and the pressure of public against President Nicolas Maduro. European Union members voted 439 in favor to and 104 against, in Brussels special conference meet and finally recognized Venezuelan congress head Juan Guaido as interim President.

Q118. ___ was appointed as the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Honduras?

  1. Ajay Bisaria
  2. Ravi Shekhar
  3. B. S. Mubarak
  4. None

Explanation: C, B.S.Mubarak.

Shri B. S. Mubarak an Indian Foreign Service officer of 2001 batch, has been Appointed as the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Honduras. At Present B.S Mubarak was the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Guatemala.

Q119. Where did the 6-day long ‘Sopan 2019’ music and dance festival held?

  1. Mumbai
  2. New Delhi
  3. Kolkata
  4. Chennai

Explanation: B, New Delhi.

The 6-day long ‘Sopan 2019’ music and dance festival to encourage young artists to take up traditional art commenced in New Delhi. It was Organised by Sahitya Kala Parishad and the New Delhi government, in partnership with New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).

Q120. Which state topped in the ranking of best practices followed by states in budget formulation?

  1. Tamil Nadu
  2. Rajasthan
  3. Assam
  4. Telangana

Explanation: C, Assam.

On 1st February 2019, according to a survey by Transparency International, Assam tops in the ranking of best practices followed by states in budget formulation. Assam is the only states which has published a citizen budget in the public domain and Assam government is only government to conduct budget awareness campaign across 17 districts. Assam was followed by Andhra Pradesh and Odisha while Meghalaya, Manipur and Punjab were figured at lower positions.

Q121. Where was the 12th Regional Standards Conclave held?

  1. Bhubaneswar
  2. Pune
  3. Hyderabad
  4. Mumbai

Explanation: A, Bhubaneswar.

12th Regional Standards Conclave was held in Bhubaneswar (Odisha) that took place on 1st Feb on the occasion of 4th day of the trade fair. This conclave will have an onlooker on industry, regulators and experts sharing their views on the importance of Standards for Global trade, with focus on Odisha. This conclave was organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in collaboration with the Department of Commerce, Government of India, MSME Department of the Odisha, National Accreditation Board of Certification Bodies (NABCB), Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Centre for Research in International Trade (CRIT) and Export Inspection Council (EIC).

Q122. Which country pulled out of Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty with Russia?

  1. India
  2. Germany
  3. Sweden
  4. United States of America

Explanation: D, United States of America.

The United States of America pulls out of Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty with Russia. This was announced by the US on 20 October 2018. Russia also pulls out of treaty on 2nd February 2019. Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty was between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the elimination of their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles. This treaty was signed on 8 December 1987 in Washington D.C. by President Ronald Reagan and General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev.

Q123. Which company received the Aegis Graham Bell Award 2019 under Innovation in Data Science?

  1. Ubisoft Technologies
  2. Uniphore Software Systems Nayib Bukele
  3. BlueChip Technological Solutions
  4. None

Explanation: B, Uniphore Software Systems.

On February 4, 2019, 9th edition of Aegis Graham Bell Award was held in Panaji Goa. Uniphore Software Systems received the Aegis Graham Bell Award under Innovation in Data Science for its flagship product auMina.

Q124. who was elected as the President of El Salvador?

  1. Nayib Bukele
  2. Salvador Sánchez Ceré
  3. Theodre Jinchaz
  4. Alijaz Ramsay

Explanation: A, Nayib Bukele.

On February 4 2019, Former mayor Nayib Bukele won El Salvador’s presidential election. He will succeed Salvador Sánchez Cerén, after whom the leadership chair was vacant for a period of time. He is to assume the chair of president on June 1, 2019.

Q125. Which bank bought 14% stake in micro-financier Annapurna Finance?

  1. State Bank of India (SBI)
  2. Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  3. Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
  4. SoftBank

Explanation: B, Asian Development Bank (ADB).

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) bought 14% stake in micro-financier Annapurna Finance. ADB Bank bought this stake with a motive of attracting long -term funds from global lenders and investors. ADB’s investment increased Annapurna Finance’s net worth by 580 crores. ADB’s investment is considered to be the second equity investment following Oman India Joint Investment Fund (OIJIF) Rs 155-crore investment.

Q126. Which Indian squash player won the Seattle open title 2019?

  1. Ramit Tandon
  2. Imna Temsu
  3. Ramji Krishnan
  4. None

Explanation: A, Ramit Tandon.

On 3rd February 2019, Indian squash player Ramit Tandon win the fourth title of Seattle open title by defeating Mohamed El Sherbini of Egypt. Seattle Open is a PSA challenger squash Tour held in USA. Ramit Tandon who belongs to Kolkata won by 11-4, 11-7, 2-11, 11-2 for his first PSA title. Jacques Fountaine is president of World squash federation which is headquartered at East Sussex, England. Ramit Tandom rose to his career best ranking of 58 in the latest list released in February 2019 by World Squash Federation. Henery Weber is president of Seattle open.

Q127. Where did the 6-day long ‘Sopan 2019’ music and dance festival held?

  1. Mumbai
  2. New Delhi
  3. Pune
  4. Nagar

Explanation: B, New Delhi.

The 6-day long ‘Sopan 2019’ music and dance festival to encourage young artists to take up traditional art commenced in New Delhi. It was Organised by Sahitya Kala Parishad and the New Delhi government, in partnership with New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).

Q128. Which state became the first to set up price monitoring and research unit (PMRU)?

  1. Madhya Pradesh
  2. Kerala
  3. Maharshtra
  4. Gujarat

Explanation: B, Kerala.

Kerala became the first state to set up price monitoring and research unit (PMRU) to track violation of prices of essential drugs and medical devices. The new watchdog will offer technical help to the State Drug Controllers to monitor notified prices of medicines, detect violation of the provisions of the Drugs Price Control Order (DPCO). This move is taken by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA).

Q129. Where was the 12th Regional Standards Conclave held?

  1. Bhubaneswar
  2. Hyderabad
  3. Pune
  4. New Delhi

Explanation: A, Bhubaneswar.

12th Regional Standards Conclave was held in Bhubaneswar (Odisha) that took place on 1st Feb on the occasion of 4th day of the trade fair. This conclave will have an onlooker on industry, regulators and experts sharing their views on the importance of Standards for Global trade, with focus on Odisha. This conclave was organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in collaboration with the Department of Commerce, Government of India, MSME Department of the Odisha, National Accreditation Board of Certification Bodies (NABCB), Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Centre for Research in International Trade (CRIT) and Export Inspection Council (EIC).

Q130. Fitch Solutions has projected fiscal deficit to increase the budgeted target by 0.2 per cent to ____ % of GDP in 2019-20 fiscal?

  1. 4.2%
  2. 6.7%
  3. 3.6%
  4. 2.6%

Explanation: C, 3.6%.

Fitch Solutions the research arm of Fitch Group projected fiscal deficit to increase the budgeted target by 0.2 per cent to 3.6% of GDP in 2019-20 fiscal. Government has reported fiscal deficit 3.4% of GDP in the interim budget on 1st February 2019. Fitch released a note titled “India’s Populist FY2019-20 Budget To Delay Fiscal Consolidation”. The interim Budget for 2019-20 was published by finance minister Shri Piyush Goyal on 1st February 2019. According to revised budget estimates the central government plans to spend a total of Rs 27.8 lakh crore in fiscal 2019-20, a 13.3 per cent increase over the 2018-19.

Q131. Name the tribe residing in Arunachal Pradesh, celebrates Boori Boot Yollo festival?

  1. Nyishi
  2. Monpa
  3. Khamti
  4. Khamyang

Explanation: A, Nyishi.

Nyishi tribe celebrated ‘Boori Boot Yollo festival’ with great enthusiasm to welcome spring and a successful harvest.Nyishi is the largest community in Arunachal Pradesh, found in Daporijo, Upper Subansiri Locale and Raga and Dollungmukh ranges of Lower Subansiri Region of Arunachal Pradesh.

Q132. What is the target year, that India has set to eliminate Tuberculosis?

  1. 2022
  2. 2025
  3. 2030
  4. 2035

Explanation: B, 2025.

Q133. Which Country approved to sell two of its advanced missiles to India for an estimated cost of $190 million?

  1. Japan
  2. China
  3. U.S
  4. Russia

Explanation: C, U.S.

US agreed to sell two of its advanced missiles to India for Air India one. US approved the purchase of the two systems known as Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCAM) and Self-Protection Suites (SPS) at cost of USD 190 million, to enhance the security of planes flying the Prime Minister and the President. To purchase these two missiles, in the interim budget Rs.1084 crores have allotted and these missiles are to be in India in the year end.

Q134. RBI fined Rs.1 Crore to which bank under Section 47 A of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949?

  1. State Bank of India
  2. Union Bank of India
  3. UCO Bank
  4. None

Explanation: A, State Bank of India.

Reserve Bank of India has slapped Rs 1 crore penalty on the country’s largest lender, State Bank of India for violation of norms. RBI levied fine on State Bank of India, by exercising its powers under Section 47 A of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.

Q135. Invest India and which Organisation signed MoU to promote foreign investments?

  1. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)
  2. Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (ICAI)
  3. Institute of Wood Science and Technology
  4. None

Explanation: B, Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (ICAI)

Invest India and the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (ICAI) signed a MoU to promote foreign investments in India and Indian investments abroad. It was signed by ICAI President Naveen N D Gupta and Invest India MD and CEO Deepak Bagla. It Objective is to promote India as an Investment friendly destination and provide necessary guidance and advice to the potential investors within and outside India.

Q136. What is the name of the digital skilling program launched by Facebook to empower women?

  1. Digital India for girls
  2. Digital Empowerment
  3. GOAL(Going Online As Leaders)
  4. None

Explanation: C, GOAL(Going Online As Leaders).

Focussing on its mission to empower women, social networking giant Facebook on launched a digital skilling and mentorship initiative named GOAL (Going Online As Leaders) across five states in India that would encourage tribal girls to become village-level digital young leaders for their communities.

Q137. Who was appointed as the Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs?

  1. Tarun Shridhar
  2. Navin Verma
  3. Sailesh
  4. Sanjay Kothari

Explanation: C, Sailesh.

Shri Sailesh, IAS, Assam-Meghalaya Cadre, took charge as the Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs. He will also hold the post of Secretary, Department of Official Language as an additional charge.

Q138. Who is appointed as CEO of Cognizant?

  1. Brian Humphries
  2. Francisco D’Souza
  3. Rajeev Mehta
  4. Kumar Mahadeva

Explanation: A, Brain Humphries.

Q139. Name the mega exercise conducted by Indian Air Force in Pokhran, Rajasthan?

  1. Yudh Abyas
  2. Hind Shakti
  3. Ekuverin
  4. Vayu Shakti

Explanation: D, Vayu Shakti

Indian Air Force conducted mega exercise ‘Vayu Shakti’ in Pokhran, Rajasthan. The exercise was conducted two days after 40 CRPF personnel killed in a suicide attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama. For the first time, the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALP) and the Akash surface-to-air missile were deployed in military exercise. MiG-29 fighter jet also participated in the exercise.The capability of Griffin Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) a laser-guided bomb system was also showcased in the exercise. It is used to retrofit gravity bombs, making them laser guided smart ammunition.The honorary group captain of the IAF, Sachin Tendulkar was present during the exercise. He became honorary group captain in 2015 for his achievements in cricket.

Q140. Who flagged off 33 ‘Sarthi Sandesh Vahini’ vehicles?

  1. Piyush Goyal
  2. Narendra Modi
  3. Yogi Adityanath
  4. None

Explanation: C, Yogi Adityanath.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath flagged off 33 ‘Sarthi Sandesh Vahini’ vehicles here. The ‘Sarthi Sandesh Vahini’ is a mission started by the state family welfare department with an aim to spread awareness regarding family planning in urban and rural areas.

Q141. Name the country where Invest India Grid was launched on the sidelines of the NITI Aayog-SCISP workshop?

  1. Russia
  2. Japan
  3. U.S
  4. Saudi Arabia

Explanation: D, Saudi Arabia.

A high-level delegation comprising of leading Indian CEOs and India’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Ahmad Javed, led by NITI Aayog CEO, Amitabh Kant, visited Saudi Arabia from 16th February to 17th February 2019 to take part in discussions with the Saudi Centre for International Strategic Partnerships (SCISP)and with Ministerial level representations from 12 Saudi Ministries in Riyadh. Invest India Grid was launched in Saudi Arabia during the workshop, which would be setting up a dedicated team for facilitating Saudi investments in India. NITI Aayog and SCISP agreed to provide continuing momentum to the India-Saudi Arabia Strategic Partnership.

Q142. President Donald Trump declared national emergency at which of the following border and sought construction of long wall?

  1. US-Pakistan border wall
  2. US-Mexico border wall
  3. US-Russia border wall
  4. None

Explanation: B, US-Mexico border wall.

U.S. President Donald Trump, declared a national emergency at the US-Mexico border to fund construction of his long-sought wall, citing an “invasion of drugs and criminals” as reason for the act. He announced that he will be spending roughly $8 billion on border barriers combining the money approved by Congress with funding he plans to repurpose through executive actions, including the national emergency. Building a border wall was a key pledge in Mr. Trump’s election campaign.

Q143. Who has been awarded the Shiv Chhatrapati life-time achievement award for dedicating his life to the traditional sport?

  1. Pullela Gopichand
  2. Nripjit Singh Bedi
  3. Uday Deshpande
  4. None

Explanation: C, Uday Deshpande.

Mallakhamb coach, Uday Deshpande and batswoman, Smriti Mandhana, were awarded the Maharashtra State Government’s Shiv Chhatrapati Award by the State’s Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao at an event held at the Gateway of India, Mumbai. Uday Deshpande was awarded with the Shiv Chhatrapati life-time achievement award for dedicating his life to the traditional sport, Mallakhamb. Shiv Chhatrapati award for players among several others was presented to Smriti Mandhana, opening batswoman of the Indian Women’s Cricket team.

Q144. Name the person who became the First woman to climb Kerala’s 1868 metre Agasthyarkoodam peak?

  1. Harshini Kanhekar
  2. Dhanya Sanal
  3. Bhakti Sharma
  4. Puja Thakur

Explanation: B, Dhanya Sanal

On 17th February 2019, Bureaucrat Dhanya Sanal K. became the first woman to climb Agasthyarkoodam peak in Kerala. There was an unofficial ban for women to trek the peak which was swept aside by Kerala High Court. Agasthyarkoodam peak is a 1868 metre high mountain peak within Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala. It lies on Kerala and Tamil Nadu border. It is a pilgrimage centre of Hindu Puranas for the devotees of Agasthya. Agasthya is considered as the father of Tamil language and Malayalam language.

Q145. Who is the Brand Ambassador of PUMA?

  1. Saina Nehwal
  2. PV Sindhu
  3. M C Mary Kom
  4. None

Explanation: C, M C Mary Kom.

Q146. Name the first Iranian made semi-heavy submarine launched by Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani?

  1. Sina
  2. Fateh
  3. Kalat
  4. Parvin

Explanation: B, Fateh.

Q147. Who inaugurated the ‘Titanwala Museu’ at Bagru, Rajasthan?

  1. Suresh Prabhu
  2. Ram Nath Kovind
  3. Smriti Irani
  4. None

Explanation: C, Smriti Irani.

Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani inaugurated the ‘Titanwala Museum‘ which showcases the Chhipa community’s art of traditional hand-block printing at Bagru, Rajasthan. The initiative of setting up the museum was taken up by Suraj Narayan Titanwala, as an effort towards preserving the art of traditional Bagru block printing.

Q148. Where did the 16th edition of BioAsia 2019 -Asia’s largest biotechnology and life-sciences forum inaugurated?

  1. Guwahati
  2. Bihar
  3. New Delhi
  4. Hyderabad

Explanation: D, Hyderabad.

Q149. What was the theme of the 16th edition of BioAsia 2019?

  1. Hindi Excellence on this Era of Innovation
  2. Micro Irrigation and Modern Agriculture
  3. Life Sciences 4.0 – Disrupt the Disruption
  4. None

Explanation: C, Life Sciences 4.0 – Disrupt the Disruption.

Q150. Which of the following banks are removed from the PCA (Prompt Corrective Action) framework recently?

  1. Corporation Bank, Allahabad Bank and Dhanlaxmi Bank
  2. Corporation Bank, Dhanlaxmi Bank and Yes Bank
  3. Allahabad Bank, Yes Bank and ICICI Bank
  4. HDFC Bank, Union Bank of India and Indian Bank

Explanation: A, Corporation Bank, Allahabad Bank and Dhanlaxmi Bank.

The Board for Financial Supervision (BFS) of the Reserve Bank of India has removed 2 public sector banks- Corporation Bank and Allahabad Bank and 1 private sector bank – Dhanlaxmi Bank from PCA (Prompt Corrective Action) framework. According to BFS, Allahabad Bank and Corporation Bank had received Rs 6,896 crore and Rs 9,086 crore respectively which led to increase in their capital funds and also increased their loan loss provision. According to RBI, Dhanlaxmi bank was found to be not breaching any of the risk threshold of the PCA Framework, hence was removed out of the PCA Framework.

Q151. Who is appointed as the Chairman of the National Book Trust (NBT)?

  1. Jagdish Joshi
  2. Subir Roy
  3. Baldeo bhai Sharma
  4. Govind Prasad Sharma

Explanation: D, Govind Prasad Sharma.

Q152. Who re-elected as the President of Nigeria?

  1. Muhammadu Buhari
  2. Ibrahim Babangida
  3. Shehu Shagari
  4. None

Explanation: A, Muhammadu Buhari.

Muhammadu Buhari, who is a member of All Progressive Congress (APC) has defeated Atiku Abubakar with more than three million votes in the election to become the President of Africa’s most populous country – Nigeria for the second time.

Q153. Which Country will host the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup?

  1. India
  2. Australia
  3. New Zealand
  4. Bangladesh

Explanation: B, Australia.

Q154. Where did Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the National War Memorial (NWM)?

  1. Maharashtra
  2. Gujarat
  3. New Delhi
  4. Rajasthan

Explanation: C, New Delhi.

Q155. Name the 3-day festival based on the life and ideology of Mahatma Gandhi?

  1. Feast of Our Miracles
  2. Words in the Garden
  3. Kajli Teej
  4. None

Explanation: B, Words in the Garden.

3rd edition of the 3-day festival “Words in the Garden” based on the life and ideology of Mahatma Gandhi was held at India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi. The festival was organized by the Sanatan Sangeet Sanskriti and curated by renowned Hindi poet Ashok Vajpeyi.

Q156. Which country bought Indian raw sugar for the first time in five years?

  1. Japan
  2. Russia
  3. Iran
  4. China

Explanation: C, Iran.

Q157. Who is appointed to the Amazon’s Board of Directors?

  1. Sunil Mittal
  2. Shikha Sharma
  3. Shantanu Narayen
  4. Indra Nooyi

Explanation: D, Indra Nooyi.

Former CEO of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi has joined Amazon’s Board of Directors. With her appointment, Amazon’s 11-member board now has five women, including Nooyi, Brewer, Jamie Gorelick, Judith McGrath and Patricia Stonesifer. She has been granted 549 shares of common company stock.

Q158. Which City hosted the month-long ‘Festival of India’?

  1. Colombo, Sri Lanka
  2. New Delhi, India
  3. New Delhi, India
  4. Kathmandu, Nepal

Explanation: D, Kathmandu, Nepal.

A month-long ‘Festival of India’ began was inaugurated in Kathmandu, Nepal on 19th February 2019 by Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari and Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri. It is being organised by the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India. The festival aims at making the youth aware of the similarities between Nepal and India.

Q159. Which of the following is the only Indian company to make it to ‘50 Most Innovative Companies’ list?

  1. Jio Saavn
  2. TCS
  3. Wipro
  4. Infosys

Explanation: A, Jio Saavn.

Jio Saavn– India-based global audio and music that it scored the 1st rank among Indian companies and 28th rank globally in the 2019 list of “50 Most Innovative Companies”. Jio Saavn is the only Indian company to have made into the list.

Q160. Central Excise day is observed annually on _____________.

  1. 25th February
  2. 20th February
  3. 24th February
  4. 28th February

Explanation: C, 24th February.

Q161. Name the General Insurance Company, that launched first-of-its-kind ‘Trip Protector’ policy in India?

  1. Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
  2. HDFC ERGO General Insurance Co. Ltd
  3. New India Assurance Co. Ltd
  4. None

Explanation: B, HDFC ERGO General Insurance Co. Ltd.

Q162. Name the new micro insurance plan, that will provide coverage of up to 2 lakhs by the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India?

  1. Micro Fund
  2. Micro Loan
  3. Micro Debit
  4. Micro Bachat

Explanation: D, Micro Bachat .

On 18th February 2019, a new micro insurance plan ‘Micro Bachat’ was launched by the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India. It provides a coverage of up to 2 lakhs and is the first micro-insurance plan to do so. It provides both protection and savings and is a regular premium, non-linked, participating endowment micro insurance plan. In case a policyholder dies, this plan would provide financial assistance to the family.

Q163. Who won the Sportsman of the Year in Laureus World Sports Awards 2019?

  1. Novak Djokovic
  2. Lionel Messi
  3. Rafael Nadal
  4. None

Explanation: A, Novak Djokovic

The Laureus World Sports Awards 2019 were announced at the Laureus Awards Ceremony in Monaco on 18 February 2019. Novak Djokovic matched Usain Bolt’s record by being named World Sportsman of the Year for the fourth time.

Q164. Who was appointed as the first woman president of Astronomical Society of India?

  1. Arati Saha
  2. Reita Faria Powel
  3. GC Anupama
  4. None

Explanation: C, GC Anupama.

The Astronomical Society of India will be presided over by a woman, GC Anupama for the first time in its history. She will succeed RK Tyagi and has been elected to this post for a tenure of 3 years.

Q165. Name the drainage-cleaning robot introduced in Chennai, Tamil Nadu recently?

  1. Daksh
  2. Bandicoot
  3. Robocop
  4. Mitra

Explanation: B, Bandicoot.

Bandicoot, a drainage-cleaning robot, has been introduced for the first time in India at the Kumbakonam city corporation as part of efforts to rid of manual scavenging at the cost of Rs 18 lakh in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Q166. Which country is planning to build its first space-based solar power station, orbiting 36,000 kilometres above ground?

  1. Russia
  2. Japan
  3. U.S
  4. China

Explanation: D, China.

China is planning to build its first space-based solar power station, orbiting 36,000 kilometres above the ground, to capture solar energy in orbit and beam it to the Earth. Chinese scientists reportedly plan to build solar power stations and launch them into the stratosphere between 2021 and 2025.

Q167. Which of the following insurance group received broking licence recently from Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI)?

  1. UnionInsurance.com
  2. YonoInsurance.com
  3. IndianMoneyInsurance.com
  4. WomemSHG.com

Explanation: C, IndianMoneyInsurance.com

ndiamoneyinsurance.com, a subsidiary of the Indiamoney.com Group has acquired a broking license from Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) of India’s to enter Insurance Business. The company will come to process within next few days and projects to hire 2000 employees before the year ends.

Q168. Name the Country, whose Custom duty on all its imported products are hiked to 200% by India recently?

  1. China
  2. Pakistan
  3. Russia
  4. Japan

Explanation: B, Pakistan.

Q170. Who was appointed as the chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)?

  1. Salil Parekh
  2. Ashwin Chandra
  3. Pramod Chandra Mody
  4. None

Explanation: C, Pramod Chandra Mody.

Q171. Name the app launched by Infosys to facilitate engineering students with best learning experiences?

  1. InfyTQ
  2. InfyEng
  3. InfyLearn
  4. InfyStud

Explanation: A, InfyTQ.

Infosys, the country’s 2nd largest IT firm has launched a next generation digital platform ‘InfyTQ’ to facilitate engineering students with best learning experiences by imparting technical and professional skills. InfyTQ is a free platform available on both mobile and desktop, featured with always-on, anytime, anywhere learning catered through a continuous transfer of digital skills.

Q172. During the visit to Uttar Pradesh Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Pahari Dam Modernization Project. The Dam is located on which River?

  1. Yamuna River
  2. Gomti River
  3. Ghaghara River
  4. Dhasan River

Explanation: D, Dhasan River.

PM Modi on his Jhansi visit inaugurated Pahari Dam Modernization Project. The dam is on Dhasan River which is a right bank tributary of Betwa River. The modernization will reduce the leakage of water from the dam and make more water available for the farmers which will be helpful to those farmers depending on water from the river.

Q173. Which Bank had become the first US bank with Cryptocurrency?

  1. Bank of America
  2. Goldman Sachs
  3. JP Morgan Chase
  4. None

Explanation : C, JP Morgan Chase.

JP Morgan Chase rolled out as the first US bank with cryptocurrency. The change in opinion of JP Morgan is the first step in the program of making it more competitive. The currency is designed to be decentralized so that no one has control over transactions being sent over the network.

Q174. Which City topped and won the Swachhata Excellence Awards 2019?

  1. Kumbakonam of Tamil Nadu
  2. Raigarh of Chhattisgarh
  3. Alappuzha of Kerala
  4. Ambikapur of Chhattisgarh

Explanation: B, Raigarh of Chhattisgarh.

Q175. Tapsee Pannu appointed as brand ambassador of which organization?

  1. PepsiCo’s Kurkure
  2. PepsiCo’s Gatorade
  3. PepsiCo’s Mountain Dew
  4. None

Explanation: A, PepsiCo’s Kurkure.

Q176. Who became the first Indian Woman Flight Engineer?

  1. Arunima Sinha
  2. Roshini Sharma
  3. Shila Dawre
  4. Hina Jaiswal

Explanation: D, Hina Jaiswal.

Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal from Chandigarh, became the First Indian Woman Flight Engineer of the Indian Air Force (IAF). She was commissioned in the IAF’s engineering branch in 2015 and completed the 6-month Flight Engineer course from the 112 Helicopter Unit attached to the Air Force Station in Yelahanka, Bengaluru. The Flight Engineer branch was opened to women officers in 2018.

Q177. Who is appointed as the CEO of Indeed?

  1. Paul Forster
  2. Chris Hyams
  3. John Christopher
  4. Rony Kahan

Explanation: B, Chris Hyams.

Q178. Name the Book written by Mr. Dinesh Shahra and launched by Governor of West Bengal, Keshari Nath Tripathi?

  1. The Great Gatsby
  2. In Search of Lost Time
  3. Simplicity & Wisdom
  4. None

Explanation: C, Simplicity & Wisdom.

Q179. What is the route of the Semi-high-speed Train 18 or “Vande Bharat Express”?

  1. Delhi to Varanasi
  2. Kalka to Shimla
  3. Delhi to Jalpaiguri
  4. None

Explanation: A, Delhi to Varanasi.

The semi-high-speed Train 18 or Vande Bharat Express was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modion 15th February 2019, from the New Delhi railway station. Vande Bharat Express will travel from Delhi to Varanasi in 9 hours and 45 minutes, with stoppage points at Kanpur and Allahabad.

Q180. Where did India and the United States organised the India-US CEO Forum and India-US Commercial Dialogue?

  1. New York
  2. New Delhi
  3. Mumbai
  4. Washington, DC

Explanation: B, New Delhi.

On 14th February 2019, India and the United States conducted the India-US CEO Forum and India-US Commercial Dialogue in New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Shri Suresh Prabhu. The forum marked the issues that affect business entities and areas for amalgamation for mutual benefit of both the economies, and also decided to establish working groups on financial services, healthcare and defence to accelerate trade and investment between the 2 countries.

Q181. Ministry of AYUSH of India had signed MoU with which Country in the field of medicinal plants?

  1. Bangladesh
  2. U.S
  3. Japan
  4. China

Explanation: A, Bangladesh.

MoU was signed between the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) and the Ministry of Health of Bangladesh on cooperation in the field of medicinal plants. In addition to that, MoU on mid-career training of 1800 Bangladesh civil servants.

Q182. Which State/UT hosted two day, Asia’s largest conference on Early Childhood, Early Ed Asia 2019?

  1. Hyderabad, Telangana
  2. Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
  3. Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  4. Jaipur, Rajasthan

Explanation: D, Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Early Ed Asia 2019, the two-day event which is Asia’s largest conference on Early Childhood, was held at the City Palace in Jaipur, Rajasthan. It was the first time such a conference was held in India with over 6000 eminent early childhood educators, policy-makers, researchers and other stakeholders from India and foreign countries. The motto of the event was ‘Our Children. Our Future’.

Q183. India and Sweden had signed agreement with which field?

  1. Agriculture
  2. Security Protection agreement
  3. Medicine
  4. Tourism

Explanation: B, Security Protection agreement.

Union Minister of Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman signed a Security Protection agreement between India and Sweden which will enable both the countries to share classified information each other. India and Sweden have been signing MoU in cooperation in the area of defence since 2009 and a bilateral meeting was held between both the nations in December 2018 in New Delhi.

Q184. Which organization released World Employment and Social Outlook Trends 2019 report?

  1. World Customs Organization
  2. World Trade Organization
  3. International Labour Organization
  4. World Meteorological Organization

Explanation: C, International Labour Organization.

The International Labour Organization released World Employment and Social Outlook Trends 2019 report. The report says unemployment rates will fall to 4.9% in 2019 and remains steady in 2020.

Q185. India withdraws ‘Most Favoured Nation’ status of which country?

  1. Japan
  2. China
  3. Pakistan
  4. Russia

Explanation: C, Pakistan.

Q186. Which organization launched its UPI recently in India to facilitate secure payments and financial transactions on its platform?

  1. Amazon-Amazon Pay Unified Payment Interface (UPI)
  2. Jio-Jio Pay Unified Payment Interface (UPI)
  3. Snapdeal-Snapdeal Pay Unified Payment Interface (UPI)
  4. Flipkart-Flipkart Pay Unified Payment Interface (UPI)

Explanation: A, Amazon-Amazon Pay Unified Payment Interface (UPI).

Transactions held on Amazon is secured through mobile verification as well as with UPI pin. Customers can link their bank account with UPI pin.

Q187. Amazon in partnership with which Bank launched ‘Amazon Pay Unified Payment Interface (UPI)’?

  1. ICICI
  2. SBI
  3. Axis Bank
  4. HDFC Bank

Explanation: C, Axis Bank,

Q188. Tata Consultancy Services entered into partnership with _________ to equip 1.72 crore people with digital skills?

  1. Skill India
  2. World Economic Forum
  3. Digital India
  4. None

Explanation: B, World Economic Forum.

Q189. Which Portal was launched by Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) for real time data on available depth on stretches of National Waterways?

  1. DISHA
  2. Lost and Found
  3. Least Available Depth Information System (LADIS)
  4. None

Explanation: C, Least Available Depth Information System (LADIS).

Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) launched a new portal ‘LADIS’ for real time data on available depth on stretches of National Waterways. Least Available Depth Information System (LADIS) will ensure real time data on ship and cargo owners on which they can undertake transportation on National Waterways (NW) in a more planned way.

Q190. Name the Mission launched by NASA to investigate Universe in the year 2023?

  1. SPHEREx mission
  2. Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE)
  3. Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)
  4. None

Explanation A, SPHEREx mission.

NASA’s next SPHEREx mission will aim to understand how our universe evolved and the prevalence of ingredients for life in galaxy. For this mission, Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer (SPHEREx) program is slated to launch in 2023

Q191. Where was the North-East India’s First Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) inaugurated?

  1. Manipur
  2. Arunachal Pradesh
  3. Assam
  4. Meghalaya

Explanation: B, Arunachal Pradesh.

Q192. Which region is declared as the third administrative division of Jammu and Kashmir?

  1. Bandipora
  2. Udhampur
  3. Srinagar
  4. Ladakh

Explanation: D, Ladakh.

The Jammu & Kashmir Government on Friday declared Ladakh as the third administrative division of the state. The Government has approved the creation of a separated administrative/revenue division of Ladakh. The division will comprise Leh and Kargil districts, with Leh as the division’s headquarters.

Q193. Which City had included Hindi as its third official language in the High Court?

  1. Stockholm
  2. Amsterdam
  3. Abu Dhabi
  4. None

Explanation: C, Abu Dhabi.

Authorities have created bilingual language guides to explain complex legal terms in an effort to help people understand court process. The other two official languages are Arabic and English.

Q194. Who was appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Marshall Islands?

  1. Arun Kumar Singh
  2. Sanjay Kumar Verma
  3. Nirupama Rao
  4. None

Explanation: B, Sanjay Kumar Verma.

Q195. Name the US-based virtual search start-up acquired by Facebook to boost AI capabilities?

  1. GrokStyle
  2. Buffer
  3. Buffer
  4. None

Explanation: A, GrokStyle.

Q196. Where is the second indigenously developed ‘Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet’ (SFDR), propulsion-based missile system tested?

  1. ITR, Hyderabad, Telangana
  2. ITR, Bengaluru, Karnataka
  3. ITR Kochi, Kerala
  4. ITR, Chandipur, Odisha

Explanation: D, ITR, Chandipur, Odisha.

The second indigenously developed ‘Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet’ (SFDR), propulsion-based missile system was successfully flight tested from ITR, Chandipur, Odisha, by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Friday. Unlike conventional rockets that carry propellant and oxidizer, Ramjet uses the air as an oxidizer just like a jet engine, and hence, the weight of the fuel required is eliminated. SFDR propulsion is designed in such a way that it allows for an up and down throttling which further lets the missile to amplify its speed until it reached the terminal phase of flight.

Q197. Which State/UT hosted the 5th Island Development Agency (IDA) Meeting?

  1. Maharashtra
  2. New Delhi
  3. Tamil Nadu
  4. None

Explanation: B, New Delhi.

Q198. Government signed MoU with which of the following country’s University for research on environment issues?

  1. Japan
  2. Russia
  3. Canada
  4. China

Explanation: C, Canada.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada for next 10 years to explore opportunities for collaborations in the field of Forestry Science and to work on various environmental issues like Climate Change, Forest Resource Management and Wildlife.

Q199. Ajay Singh was appointed as the head of which Organisation?

  1. AIBA Elite Foundation
  2. Boxing Federation of India
  3. African Boxing Confederation
  4. None

Explanation: A, AIBA Elite Foundation.

Q200. International Mother Language day is observed on___________.

  1. 22 February
  2. 21 February
  3. 16 February
  4. 19 February

Explanation: B, 21 February.

International Mother Language Day is observed annually on February 21 since 2000. It is observed to promote linguistic diversity and multilingual education. The theme for the year 2019- “Indigenous languages matter for development, peacebuilding and reconciliation”.

 


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