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Q1. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) day is observed on __________.

  1. January 12
  2. January 1
  3. January 5
  4. January 21

Explanation: B, January 1.

January 1 is celebrated as Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) day. The DRDO was established in 1958 with just 10 laboratories to enhance the research work in defence sector.

Q2. World Braille Day is observed on ____________.

  1. January 4
  2. January 1
  3. January 16
  4. January 20

Explanation: A, January 4.

World Braille Day is annually celebrated on January 4, the birthday of Braille inventor, Louis Braille. The day recognizes the contributions of Louis Braille in helping blind and visually impaired people to read and write.

Q3. What was the venue of the 106th Indian Science Congress 2019?

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

Explanation: C, Jalandhar.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 106th Indian Science Congress in Jalandhar and called for the invention of new low-cost technologies for the help of farmers and also work for their ease of living.

Q4. On which of the state government The National Green Tribunal has imposed a fine of 100 crore rupees?

  1. Assam
  2. Maharashtra
  3. Punjab
  4. Meghalaya

Explanation: D, Meghalaya.

The National Green Tribunal has imposed a fine of 100 crore rupees on Meghalaya government for its failure to curb illegal coal mining in the state. The amount of the fine has to be deposited with the Central Pollution Control Board within two months.

Q5. What was the theme of the 27th New Delhi World Book Fair 2019?

  1. Reading is necessary
  2. Readers are Special
  3. Readers with Special Needs
  4. Need of Reading

Explanation: C, Readers with Special Needs.

Q6. What was the venue of the Indian Panorama Film Festival 2019?

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

Explanation: A, New Delhi.

A 10-day Indian Panorama Film Festival will begin at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi. A total of 26 Feature Films and 21 Non-Feature Films will be screened during the festival.

Q7. Which District has achieved 100 percent electrification?

  1. Rupnagar
  2. Muktsar
  3. Solapur
  4. East Siang

Explanation: D, East Siang.

In Arunachal Pradesh, East Siang District has achieved 100 percent electrification under the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana- Saubhagya Scheme.

Q8. Who became World’s 1st woman amputee to climb Mount Vinson?

  1. Malavath Purna
  2. Arunima Sinha
  3. Bachendri Pal
  4. Premlata Agarwal

Explanation: B, Arunima Sinha.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Arunima Sinha for scaling Mount Vinson, the highest peak in Antarctica. She became World’s 1st woman amputee to climb Mount Vinson.

Q9. Where was the Integrated Check Post inaugurated?

  1. Akaura
  2. Jobgani
  3. Moreh
  4. None

Explanation: C, Moreh.

Q10. Which banks are merging with Bank of Baroda?

  1. Punjab National Bank and Vijaya Bnak
  2. Punjab National Bank and Dena Bnak
  3. Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank
  4. Dena Bank and Deogiri Bank

Explanation: C, Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank.

Q11. Who has been awarded the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award for Investigative Reporting?

  1. Sunil Kumar
  2. Vijay Kumar
  3. Amar Singh
  4. Suraj Seth

Explanation: B, Vijay Kumar.

Q12. India’s fastest Train 18 will start its services between which two cities?

  1. Delhi and Varanasi
  2. Delhi and Mumbai
  3. Mumbai and Varanasi
  4. Gandhi Nagar and Delhi

Explanation: A, Delhi and Varanasi.

India’s fastest Train 18 will soon start its services between Delhi and Varanasi. The train which will run at a speed of 160 kilometer per hour will reduce the journey time between the two cities from the present 11 hours and 30 minutes to 8 hours.

Q13. What was the theme of the INDUS FOOD-II 2019?

  1. World Food Supermarket
  2. Food for Life
  3. Need of Food
  4. World Food Supermarket

Explanation: D, World Food Supermarket.

INDUS FOOD-II with the theme of „World Food Supermarket‟ will be held on 14th and 15th January, 2019, at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida. The event is aimed at promoting India as a strong and reliable exporter of food and beverage products to the world.

Q14. The 4th meeting of the Council for Trade Development and Promotion (CTDP) was held in _____.

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

Explanation: A, New Delhi.

Q15. The 25th edition of Partnership Summit 2019 was held in _______.

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

Explanation: B, Mumbai.

The 25th edition of Partnership Summit 2019, a global platform for dialogue, debate, deliberation and engagement among Indian and global leaders on economic policy and growth trends in India, was held in Mumbai.

Q16. Government of India, has launched an online campaign for Women named __________.

  1. #www : Web Wonder Women
  2. #www : Web Wide Women
  3. A and B both
  4. None

Explanation: A, #www: Web Wonder Women.

The Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, has launched an online campaign, #www: Web Wonder Women. The Campaign aims to discover and celebrate the exceptional achievements of women, who have been driving positive agenda of social change via social media.

Q17. The Khelo India Youth Games 2019 was held in___.

  1. Mumbai
  2. Nagpur
  3. Pune
  4. Solapur

Explanation: C, Pune.

The Khelo India Youth Games 2019 kicked off in Pune with cultural programmes. 1,000 players will be selected out of competitions in the current edition of Khelo India and they will be given Rs 5 lakh each per annum for the next 8 years for development of their sporting talent.

Q18. By what percent does the export of jute raised?

  1. 22%
  2. 45%
  3. 51%
  4. 24%

Explanation: D, 24%.

Q19. Which country will host 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Football?

  1. India
  2. Egypt
  3. China
  4. Germany

Explanation: B, Egypt.

Egypt will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Football. Egypt hosting the African football for the fifth time.

Q20. Who has been appointed as the new Information Chief Commissioner by the Government of India?

  1. Ajay Mishra
  2. Rajiv Mathur
  3. Sudhir Bhargava
  4. Ram Mathur

Explanation: C, Sudhir Bhargava.

Q21. Which state got a separate High Court?

  1. Maharashtra
  2. Punjab
  3. Gujarat
  4. Andhra Pradesh

Explanation: D, Andhra Pradesh.

On 1st January 2019, Andhra Pradesh got a separate High Court which will temporarily function from the Chief Minister’s campus office in Amravati. It is the 25th High Court of India.

Q22. Allahabad is renamed as __.

  1. Tulsiraj
  2. Prayagraj
  3. Namodesh
  4. Swamidesh

Explanation: B, Prayagraj.

Q23. Who has been honoured with the Carnot Prize 2019?

  1. Piyush Goyal
  2. Ram Nath Kovind
  3. Bipin Rawat
  4. None

Explanation: A, Piyush Goyal.

Union Minister of Railways & Coal Piyush Goyal was formally presented with fourth annual Carnot Prize at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 30th January, 2019. The prize was presented by Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Design. The Carnot Prize is intended to honour distinguished contributions to energy policy through scholarship or practice.

Q24. Which country won the Award of Excellence for ‘Best in Show’ at New York Times Travel Show 2019?

  1. China
  2. U.S.A
  3. Japan
  4. India

Explanation: D, India.

India bagged the Award of Excellence for ‘Best in Show’ at New York Times Travel Show 2019. The show was held from 25th to 27th January in New York, USA. Many India centric activities were held at the show including Indian cultural performances, Indian Culinary Demonstrations, Food tasting, etc. Indian was delegation led by Yogendra Tripathi, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, GoI.

Q25. Who received the Philip Kotler Award 2019?

  1. Ram Nath Govind
  2. Narendra Modi
  3. Piyush Goyal
  4. None

Explanation: B, Narendra Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award on 14 January 2019. The Award focuses on the triple-bottom-line of People, Profit, and Planet. He has been selected for his outstanding leadership for the nation. Prof. Philip Kotler is a world-renowned Professor of Marketing at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.

Q26. Author of the book ‘Things to Leave Behind’ is ___.

  1. Sushila Devi
  2. Namita Sen
  3. Piyush Goyal
  4. Ram Singh

Explanation: A, Sushila Devi.

Q27. Who received the ICSI’s Lifetime Achievement Award?

  1. Namita Sen
  2. Indira Nooyi
  3. Adi Godrej
  4. none

Explanation: C, Adi Godrej.

Industrialist and Godrej Group Chairman Adi Godrej was conferred with the ICSIs Lifetime Achievement Award for ‘Translating Excellence in Corporate Governance into Reality’ on 10 January 2019. The awards were instituted by The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI).The ICSI National Awards for Excellence in Corporate Governance were bagged jointly by Cipla Ltd and Dabur India Ltd.

Q28. International day for Holocaust Remembrance is observed on ________.

  1. 20 January
  2. 27 January
  3. 12 January
  4. 04 January

Explanation: B, 27 January.

Q29. National Girl Child Day is observed on _______.

  1. 20 January.
  2. 12 January.
  3. 30 January.
  4. 24 January.

Explanation: D, 24 January.

Q30. The theme of National Girl Child Day 2019 was _______.

  1. Empowering Girls for a India
  2. Educate Girls for Future
  3. Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow
  4. More Girls More Growth

Explanation: C, Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow.

The theme for 2019 is ‘Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow’. The aim of the day is to raise awareness on the issue of declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR) and create a positive environment around valuing the girl child.

Q31. Army day is observed on _______.

  1. 15 January
  2. 10 January
  3. 26 January
  4. 18 January

Explanation: A, 15 January.

Army day is observed every year in India on 15 January. On this day in 1949, Field Marshal Kodandera M Cariappa took over as the first Indian commander-in-chief of the Indian Army. On this day, Indian Army also remembers and pays tributes to soldiers, who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.

Q32. The Indian Armed Forces Veterans Day is observed on _____.

  1. 10 January
  2. 23 January
  3. 26 January
  4. 14 January

Explanation: D, 14 January.

The Indian Armed Forces Veterans Day is observed every year on 14 January. The day is celebrated as a mark of respect and recognition of the services rendered by Field Marshal, who retired from service on 14 January 1953. K.M. Cariappa was the first Commander of the Indian Armed Forces.

Q33. National Youth Day is observed on __________.

  1. 10 January
  2. 12 January
  3. 20 January
  4. 22 January

Explanation: B, 12 January.

National Youth Day is observed every year on 12 January. The day is celebrated to commemorate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. The aim of the day is to propagate the philosophy and the ideals of Swami Vivekananda. He was a social reformer, philosopher and thinker. In 1984, the government of India first declared to celebrate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda as National Youth Day.

Q34. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) day is observed on_____.

  1. 10 January
  2. 21 January
  3. 1 January
  4. 18 January

Explanation: C, 1 January.

The DRDO was established in 1958 with just 10 laboratories to enhance the research work in defence sector. Dr. G Satheesh Reddy is the Chairman of DRDO. DRDO works under the Department of Defence Research and Development of Ministry of Defence.

Q35. Who has been crowned as the 16th King of Malaysia?

  1. Sultan Abdullah
  2. Sultan Rahim
  3. Sultan Ahmud
  4. Sultan Toffir

Explanation: A, Sultan Abdullah.

Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah of central Pahang state was crowned as Malaysia’s 16th king on 31 January, 2019. The move came nearly a month after the sudden abdication of Sultan Muhammad V. Sultan Abdullah is a council member of the world football governing body FIFA, president of the Asian Hockey Federation, and an executive board member of the International Hockey Federation.

Q36. Which countries signed 11 agreements and MoUs including a “long-term strategic economic cooperation” deal?

  1. Syria and India
  2. Syria and Iraq
  3. Syria and Iran
  4. Syria and Malaysia

Explanation: C, Syria and Iran.

Syria and Iran signed 11 agreements and MoUs including a “long-term strategic economic cooperation” deal on January 29, 2019. The agreements cover various fields including economy, culture, education, infrastructure, investment and housing. They were signed during a visit to Damascus by Iran’s First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri.

Q37. Who is the first Hindu woman in Pakistan to be appointed as a civil judge?

  1. Meena Jain
  2. Suman Kumari
  3. Indira Dixit
  4. None

Explanation: B, Suman Kumari

Suman Kumari has become the first Hindu woman in Pakistan to be appointed as a civil judge. She hails from Qambar-Shahdadkot, will serve in her native district. The first judge from the Hindu community was Justice Rana Bhagwandas, who served as the acting chief justice for brief periods between 2005 and 2007.

Q38. Macedonia changes its name to _____.

  1. North Macedonia
  2. South Macedonia
  3. East Macedonia
  4. West Macedonia

Explanation: B, North Macedonia.

On 25 January 2019, Greek MPs have ratified a landmark accord allowing Macedonia to change its name. Under the deal, Macedonia changes its name to North Macedonia. Greece will also allow North Macedonia to join the NATO and eventually the European Union. Greece’s capital is Athens and its currency is Euro.

Q39. The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 49th annual meeting was held in which country?

  1. Macedonia
  2. Iran
  3. India
  4. Switzerland

Explanation: D, Switzerland.

The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 49th annual meeting began on 22 January 2019 in Davos, Switzerland. The main theme of the meeting is ‘Globalisation 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution’. Several topics will be discussed such as the future of the economy, environmental issues, the digital economy, media freedom, and data governance.

Q40. Which country’s central bank has banned the use of Indian currency notes of Rs 2,000, Rs 500 and Rs 200 denominations?

  1. Nepal
  2. China
  3. Iraq
  4. Pakistan

Explanation: A, Nepal.

Nepal’s central bank has banned the use of Indian currency notes of Rs 2,000, Rs 500 and Rs 200 denominations. Under the new regulation, Nepali citizens cannot carry these denominations to countries other than India. Indian notes of 100 or below, however, are allowed for trading and conversion. This move could affect Indian tourists visiting the Himalayan nation.

Q41. The__________ has announced that the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro will be the World Capital of Architecture for 2020.

  1. UN
  2. UNICEF
  3. UNESCO
  4. None.

Explanation: C, UNESCO.

Q42. Who sworn in as President of Madagascar?

  1. Nicolus Rajoelina
  2. Andry Rajoelina
  3. Rafel Tonio
  4. Andry Joel

Explanation: B, Andry Rajoelina.

Andry Rajoelina was sworn in as President of Madagascar on 19 January 2019. The High Constitutional Court of Madagascar had declared him as the winner of the Presidential election on 8th January with 55.66%of the votes. He was the President of Madagascar from 2009 to 2014. Madagascar’s capital is Antananarivo and its currency is Malagasy Ariary.

Q43. Which country has launched a satellite which aims to deliver the world’s first artificial meteor shower?

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

Explanation: C, Japan.

On 18 January 2019, Japan launched a satellite which aims to deliver the world’s first artificial meteor shower. The satellite was launched on Epsilon-4 rocket. ALE Co., a start-up based in Tokyo developed the satellite for the celestial show over Hiroshima. The satellite will release tiny balls that glow brightly as they hurtle through the atmosphere, simulating a meteor shower.

Q44. The world’s first television channel dedicated to human rights was launched in which country?

  1. London
  2. U.S.A
  3. U.K
  4. Japan

Explanation: A, London.

The channel was launched by the International Observatory of Human Rights (IOHR). The web-based channel would bring human rights issues to audiences in over 20 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

Q45. Which country will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations?

  1. Japan
  2. India
  3. Egypt
  4. London

Explanation: C, Egypt.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced that Egypt will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Egypt will be hosting the tournament for the fifth time. Egypt will use eight stadiums during the tournament, hosting in five different cities: Alexandria, Ismailia, Port Said, Suez and the capital Cairo.

Q46. Who is the Prime Minister of Bangladesh?

  1. Abdul Rahim
  2. Sheikh Hasina
  3. Abdul Hamid
  4. None

Explanation: B, Sheikh Hasina.

Sheikh Hasina took oath as Prime Minister of Bangladesh on 7 January 2019. President Mohammad Abdul Hamid administered the oath of office to her. Sheikh Hasina became Bangladesh’s Prime Minister for the fourth time. She is the President of Awami League. Awami League and its allies secured 288 seats out of elections held for 299-member Parliament on 30 December 2018.

Q47. Who sworn in as Brazil’s President?

  1. Sheikh Hasina
  2. Fernando Haddad
  3. Jair Bolsonaro
  4. None

Explanation: C, Jair Bolsonaro.

Former Army captain, Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in as Brazil’s President on 1 January 2019. He won the Presidential election of Brazil on 28 October 2018. He defeated leftist opponent Fernando Haddad. He was declared the winner by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal after 94% of the votes were counted.

Q48. _________ ceased to be a member of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

  1. Qatar
  2. India
  3. Iran
  4. None

Explanation: A, Qatar.

Qatar is the first Gulf country to leave the bloc of oil producing countries. Qatar is the world’s biggest supplier of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

Q49 Where is headquarter of Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) situated?

  1. Vienna
  2. Nepal
  3. Iraq
  4. None

Explanation: A, Vienna.

Q50. New Campus of National Museum Institute was inaugurated at____.

  1. New Delhi.
  2. Mumbai
  3. Noida
  4. None

Explanation: C, Noida.

The new Campus of the National Museum Institute was inaugurated by Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar in Noida on 30th January 2019. The foundation stone for this 3 acre campus was laid on 31st January, 2015. Four new courses namely, Archaeology; Palaeography, Epigraphy and Numismatics; Structural Conservation and Cultural & Heritage Management are expected to be commenced at the campus.

Q51. Ministry of Defence launched a mobile app ______.

  1. RDP India 2019
  2. NDA India 2019
  3. BSF India 2019
  4. None

Explanation: A, RDP India 2019.

Ministry of Defence launched a mobile app ‘RDP India 2019’ on 26 January 2019. The aim of the app is to show the highlights of the Republic Day event, not only to the spectators at Rajpath, New Delhi but also to the general public all over the world. This app contains information about the Parade on Rajpath, New Delhi, including Order of the March, details of the tableaux presented etc.

Q52. Jallikattu event held in which state?

  1. Maharashtra
  2. Gujarat
  3. Tamil Nadu
  4. None

Explanation: C, Tmail Nadu.

A grand ‘Jallikattu’ (bull-taming) event held in Tamil Nadu on 20 January 2019 entered the world record for the maximum number of bulls released into the sporting arena. The bull taming sporting event saw the participation of 1,354 bulls and 424 tamers. Jallikattu is typically practiced in Tamil Nadu as a part of Pongal celebrations.

Q53. Microsoft India launched a new e-commerce portal____.

  1. market.in
  2. reweave.in
  3. handloom.in
  4. None

Explanation: B, reweave.in

In a bid to empower handloom weavers in Telangana, Microsoft India launched a new e-commerce portal, ‘reweave.in’ on 19 January 2019. The portal will help the weavers optimise operations and engage better with customers.

Q54. The 15th edition of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2019 was inaugurated on___.

  1. 2 January
  2. 14 January
  3. 20 January
  4. 21 January

Explanation: D, 21 January.

The 15th edition of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas was inaugurated at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh on 21 January 2019. The theme for the 15th edition of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas is, ‘Role of Indian Diaspora in building New India’. Several world leaders of Indian origin, including Prime Minister of Mauritius, Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, will take part in the event.

Q55. National Museum of Indian Cinema is inaugurated in which city?

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

Explanation: A, Mumbai.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the ‘National Museum of Indian Cinema’ (NMIC) in Mumbai on 19 January 2019. The visitors will be able to enjoy the century-long journey of Indian cinema via visuals, interactive exhibits and multimedia. The creation of the Museum has been guided by the Museum Advisory Committee headed by Shri Shyam Benegal.

Q56. The Ministry of Finance has started the _________ series on Twitter.

  1. Budget Your Income
  2. Know Your Income
  3. Know Your Budget
  4. None

Explanation: C, Know Your Budget.

‘Know you Budget’ series seeks to educate the general public about the budgetary process. The series also explains the importance of Union Budget and its making.

Q57. The Ministry of Finance has started the ‘Know Your Budget’ series on ___.

  1. Facebook
  2. Twitter
  3. Instagram
  4. None

Explanation: B, Twitter.

Q58. Commemorative coin of _____introduced.

  1. Rs 250
  2. Rs 300
  3. Rs 500
  4. Rs 350

Explanation: D, Rs 350.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a commemorative coin of Rs 350 to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh on 13 January 2019. Guru Gobind Singh was the 10th Sikh Guru. On 5 January 2017, commemorative postage was released during the 350th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Gobind Singh.

Q59. Chennai Traffic Police inducted a road safety robot named _____.

  1. SAFEO
  2. ROADEO
  3. TRAFFIC
  4. None

Explanation: B, ROADEO.

The Chennai Traffic Police inducted a road safety robot into service on 14 January 2019. The name of the robot is ‘ROADEO’. The robot will help police in traffic management and assist pedestrians in Chennai roads. It will also ease the work of traffic police, as these robots can be integrated with the traffic signals, as well as can be operated manually, through a Bluetooth app.

Q60. The 4th meeting of the Council for Trade Development and Promotion (CTDP) 2019 was held in which city?

  1. Mumbai
  2. Gandhi Nagar
  3. New Delhi
  4. None

Explanation: C, New Delhi.

The 4th meeting of the Council for Trade Development and Promotion (CTDP) was held in New Delhi on 10 January 2019. It was chaired by the Union Minister for Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu. CTDP was constituted in July 2015, to create a framework for making States/ UTs active partners in boosting India’s export.

Q61. The Coimbatore city police launched the ‘________’ mobile application.

  1. Police-E-Signal
  2. Police-E-Traffic
  3. Police-E-Eye
  4. None

Explanation: C, Police-E-Eye.

The Coimbatore city police launched the ‘Police-E-Eye’ mobile application on 7 January 2019. The app will enable the public to take photographs of traffic rule violators and upload them to the police. Based on this, the traffic department would issue photo challans to the violators’ place to collect the fine amount.

Q62. The 6th ‘Women of India Organic Festival’ will be held in which city?

  1. Chandigarh
  2. Mumbai
  3. Pune
  4. None

Explanation: A, Chandigarh.

The 6th ‘Women of India Organic Festival’ will be held from 12 to 14 January 2019 in Chandigarh. The festival will be organised by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. The aim of the festival is to celebrate and promote women farmers and entrepreneurs in the organic sector from the remotest parts of India.

Q63. Who has been awarded with Nao Sena Medal?

  1. Tony Jha
  2. Atul Parekh
  3. Tomy Abhilash
  4. None

Explanation: C, Tomy Abhilash.

President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the Nao Sena Medal to Commander Tomy Abhilash on 25 January 2019. Tomy Abhilash had participated in the Golden Globe navigation race in 2018. Abhilash was stranded 3,200 km off the coast of Western Australia after his sailing vessel, INSV Thuriya’s mast broken during a severe storm in the Indian Ocean.

Q64. Who created a world record in indoor rowing?

  1. Rahim Khan
  2. Shakil Ahmed
  3. Jayant Patil
  4. Rustom Ton

Explanation: B, Shakil Ahmed.

On 14 January 2019, Asian Cup gold medalist Shakil Ahmed created a world record in indoor rowing by completing one lakh meters in above-40 years category in Kolkata. He achieved the milestone of covering one lakh meters of simulated distance in 10 hours.

Q65. Who is the author of the book titled ‘ We are Displaced ‘ ?

  1. Shakil Ahmed
  2. Abhay Kumar
  3. Malala Yousafzai
  4. None

Explanation: C, Malala Yousafzai.

A book titled ‘ We are Displaced ‘ was released in India on 9 January 2019. The author of the book is Malala Yousafzai. The book gives a description of her experiences of traveling around the world and visiting refugee camps. Malala Yousafzai got the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.

Q66. GST on Haj has been reduced from 18 per cent to __.

  1. 5%
  2. 10%
  3. 7%
  4. 15%

Explanation: A, 5%.

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi announced that the GST on Haj has been reduced from 18 per cent to 5 %. The move will save Haj pilgrims’ Rs 113 crore this year by lowering the airfare. He also inaugurated a new conference hall and passport section at the Haj House in Mumbai.

Q67. ‘Operation Olympics’ commences in _____.

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

Explanation: C, Kerala.

‘Operation Olympics’, an expert programme to train athletes in 11 disciplines was launched in Kerala on 25 January 2019. The objective of ‘Operation Olympics’ is to provide international standard training with the help of eminent trainers from both India and abroad. The programme includes athletics, boxing, cycling, swimming, shooting, wrestling, badminton, fencing, rowing and archery.

Q68. Regional Conference on ‘Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme’ (DDRS) was held in which city?

  1. Pune
  2. Mumbai
  3. Nagpur
  4. Solapur

Explanation: B, Mumbai.

Regional Conference on ‘Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme’ (DDRS) was held in Mumbai on 17 January 2019. It was organised by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. DDRS is a Central Sector Scheme for providing financial assistance to NGOs working for education and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities.

Q69. Government eMarketplace (GeM) launched an initiative named ‘____’ for women entrepreneurs.

  1. Womaniya on GeM
  2. Ladies on GeM
  3. Make way for Womaniya
  4. None

Explanation: A, Womaniya on GeM.

Government eMarketplace (GeM) launched an initiative named ‘Womaniya on GeM’ on 14 January 2019. The initiative will enable women entrepreneurs and selfhelp groups to sell different products at the platform. GeM is an online platform of the Ministry of Commerce for the procurement of goods and services by government departments, public sector units, and other agencies.

Q70. ‘Gangajal Project’ inaugurated in ____.

  1. Bihar
  2. Agra
  3. Varanasi
  4. None

Explanation: B, Agra.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the ‘Gangajal Project’ in Agra on 9 January 2019. The programme will provide a supply of better drinking water which will benefit the residents as well as tourists. Gangajal project aims to bring 140 cusecs of Ganga water to Agra. He also launched civic projects worth Rs 2,980 crore in Agra.

Q71. Which state announced interest-free loans of up to Rs. 3 lakh for Women Self-Help Groups?

  1. Goa
  2. Maharashtra
  3. Odisha
  4. Gujarat

Explanation: C, Odisha.

On 5 January 2019, Odisha’s Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced interest-free loans of up to Rs. 3 lakh for Women Self-Help Groups (WSHGs) in the state. There are around 6 lakh WSHGs in Odisha. The initiative will benefit about 70 lakh women. He also distributed financial assistance of Rs. 3,000 each to six lakh WSHGs as part of the state government’s efforts to digitally empower women.

Q72. App developed to detect new currency is named as ______.

  1. Shakti
  2. Purma
  3. Ujala
  4. Roshni

Explanation: D, Roshni.

The Indian Institute of Technology at Ropar in Punjab has developed an Android App ‘Roshni’. The app was launched on 23 January 2019. The app will assist visually impaired people to easily determine the denomination of currency notes using image processing and analytics. It works well in a broad range of light conditions and holding angles.

Q73. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched the ‘_____’ for students.

  1. Young Scientist programme
  2. National Scientist programme
  3. Junior Scientist programme
  4. None

Explanation: A, Young Scientist programme.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched the ‘Young Scientist programme’ on 18 January 2019. The programme is for school students who want to explore themselves in space research. Under the programme, three students from each state and Union territory will be selected. They will be given access to R&D labs and practical experience of building a small satellite.

Q74. NASA probe discovers new planet has been named ‘_______’.

  1. RR 21749r
  2. HD 21749b
  3. AS 21749a
  4. None

Explanation: B, HD 21749b.

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) discovered a new planet. The planet has been named ‘HD 21749b’. It orbits around a bright dwarf star about 53 light years away from the earth, in the constellation ‘Reticulum’. It is the third planet discovered by TESS. The other two planets discovered by TESS are ‘Pi Mensae b’ and ‘LHS 3844b’.  TESS was launched in April 2018.

Q75. IDFC Bank renamed as _______.

  1. IDFC First Bank
  2. ICCC First Bank
  3. IDFC General Bank
  4. None

Explanation: A, IDFC First Bank.

Private sector lender IDFC Bank’s name has been changed to ‘IDFC First Bank Ltd’ with effect from 12 January 2019. IDFC Bank and Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) ‘Capital First’ completed their merger on 18 December 2018. V Vaidyanathan, Founder of Capital First Ltd, was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the IDFC First Bank Ltd.

Q76. Which mutual fund company become the country’s largest asset management company?

  1. ICICI Prudential MF
  2. HDFC MF
  3. A and B Both
  4. None

Explanation: B, HDFC MF.

HDFC Mutual Fund surpassed the ICICI Prudential MF to become the country’s largest asset management company on 3 January 2019. HDFC manages assets of Rs 3.35 lakh crore, while those of ICICI Prudential MF stood at Rs 3.08 lakh crore. SBI MF is at the third place with Rs 2.64 lakh crore, followed by Aditya Birla Sun Life MF (Rs 2.42 lakh crore) and Reliance MF (Rs 2.36 lakh crore).

Q77. Union Cabinet approves merger of 3 banks they are __.

  1. Vijaya Bank, Dena Bank with Bank of Baroda
  2. Vijaya Bank, Dena Bank with SBI
  3. Punjab National Bank, Dena Bank with Bank of Baroda
  4. None

Explanation: A, Vijaya Bank, Dena Bank with Bank of Baroda.

On 2 January 2019, the Union Cabinet approved the merger of Vijaya Bank, Dena Bank with Bank of Baroda (BoB). Following the merger of these banks, BoB will become the third largest bank in India after the State Bank of India and HDFC Bank in terms of assets. The government of India in September 2018 had announced the merger of these three banks.

Q78. Who won the Australian Open title?

  1. Roger Federer
  2. Rafael Nadal
  3. Novak Djokovic
  4. None

Explanation: C, Novak Djokovic.

Tennis player Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open Men’s Singles title at Melbourne on 27 January 2019. He defeated Rafael Nadal in the final match. It was his 7th Australian Open Men’s Singles title. He won the Australian Open Men’s Singles title in 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016. He also broke a tie with Pete Sampras, for third-most Grand Slam trophies.

Q79. Who won Indonesia Masters title 2019?

  1. Saina Nehwal
  2. Carolina Marin
  3. Beiwen Zhang
  4. Aya Ohori

Explanation: A, Saina Nehwal.

Badminton player Saina Nehwal won her first Indonesia Masters title 2019 on 27 January 2019. She won the finals after Spain’s Carolina Marin limped out of the final due to a leg injury. Saina had won a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the bronze medal at the 2018 Asian Games.

Q80. Who won the Golf Championship 2019?

  1. Nathan Barberie
  2. Kartik Sharma
  3. Naman Joie
  4. None

Explanation: B, Kartik Sharma.

India’s Kartik Sharma won the New South Wales men’s Amateur Golf Championship in Australia. He defeated Australia’s Nathan Barberie in the scheduled 36-hole final to emerge as champion. He had also won the Indian golf ‘Union Western India Amateur Golf Championship 2018’.

Q81. Who won the Women’s Singles Final of the Australian Open 2019?

  1. Elina Svitolina
  2. Petra Kvitova
  3. Naomi Osaka
  4. None

Explanation: C, Naomi Osaka.

Naomi Osaka won the Women’s Singles Final of the Australian Open on 26 January 2019. In Tennis, Japan’s Naomi Osaka has become the first player since 2001 to win back-to-back Grand Slam titles. She also won the US Open in 2018. She also became the first Japanese player to achieve the world number one ranking.

Q82. Who has been named ‘Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year’ 2019?

  1. Rohit Sharma
  2. Virat Kolhi
  3. Hardik Pandya
  4. K L Rahul

Explanation: B, Virat Kolhi.

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli was named ‘Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year’ and ‘Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year’ by International Cricket Council (ICC) on 22 January 2019. He also won the ‘Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy’ for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year.

Q83. Khelo India Youth Games concluded in______.

  1. Pune
  2. New Delhi
  3. Mumbai
  4. None

Explanation: A, Pune.

Khelo India Youth Games concluded in Pune on 20 January 2019. Maharashtra topped the Medal tally with 228 medals, whereas Haryana and Delhi claimed the second and third spot. Maharashtra bagged ‘General Championship of Khelo India 2019’ with 85 Gold Medals. The Khelo India Youth Games was organised by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

Q84. Who won the International Tennis Federation’s $25,000 Women’s tournament 2019?

  1. Arantxa Rus
  2. Ankita Raina
  3. Petra Kvitova
  4. None

Explanation: B, Ankita Raina.

India’s Ankita Raina has won the International Tennis Federation’s $25,000 Women’s tournament in Singapore on 20 January 2019. She defeated world number 122 Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands in the final match. It was the first title of the season and eighth singles title of her career.

Q85. The ‘1st Ekalavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) Sports Meet 2019’ was inaugurated in _________.

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

Explanation: C, Hyderabad.

The ‘1st Ekalavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) Sports Meet 2019’ was inaugurated in Hyderabad on 14 January 2019. The National Sports Meet is being held from 14th to 16th January 2019. The Tribal Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society is organising the sports meet. There will be 13 events including Athletics and in Athletics there will be 13 different competitions.

Q86.Which boxer attained number one position in the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) latest world rankings 2019?

  1. Joe Frazier
  2. MC Mary Kom
  3. Mike Tyson
  4. None

Explanation: B, MC Mary Kom.

MC Mary Kom won the gold medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. She also won a silver at the prestigious ‘Strandja Memorial’ in Bulgaria. She successful boxer in the history of World Championship after she won the gold medal in the World Boxing Championship in 2018.

Q87. Who has been appointed as the new Railway Board Chairman?

  1. V. K. Yadav
  2. R L Jadhav
  3. Atul Saha
  4. None

Explanation: A, V. K. Yadav.

Q88. National Youth Day is observed on _____.

  1. 12 January
  2. 10 January
  3. 23 January
  4. 11 January

Explanation: A, 12 January.

In 1984, the government said that “the philosophy of Swamiji and the ideals for which he lived and worked could be a great source of inspiration for the Indian youth” and since then, Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary is being celebrated as National Youth Day. National Youth Day will be celebrated here with the theme „Channelizing Youth Power for Nation Building.

Q89. International Day of Education is observed on ___.

  1. 19 January
  2. 24 January
  3. 6 January
  4. 12 January

Explanation: B, 24 January.

International Day of Education is celebrated every year on January 24. The right to education is enshrined in article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The declaration calls for free and compulsory elementary education.

Q90. National Conclave on Technical Textiles was held in ____.

  1. New Delhi
  2. Hyderabad
  3. Mumbai
  4. Gandhi Nagar

Explanation: C, Mumbai.

Ministry of Textiles hold National Conclave on Technical Textiles on 29th January 2019 in Mumbai. The conclave will be presided over by the Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani.

Q91. India Steel 2019 Exhibition and Conference was held in_____.

  1. New Delhi
  2. Hyderabad
  3. Mumbai
  4. Gandhi Nagar

Explanation: C, Mumbai.

The three-day event organised by Ministry of Steel will help chart out the future growth path of the steel industry.

Q92. The 10th edition of the India Rubber Expo – 2019 held in_______.

  1. New Delhi
  2. Hyderabad
  3. Mumbai
  4. Gandhi Nagar

Explanation: C, Mumbai.

Union Minister for Commerce and Industries, Suresh Prabhu inaugurated the 10th edition of the India Rubber Expo – 2019 in Mumbai. The India Rubber Expo is Asia’s largest rubber expo.

Q93. A Regional Conference on “Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme” was held in ____.

  1. New Delhi
  2. Hyderabad
  3. Mumbai
  4. Gandhi Nagar

Explanation: C, Mumbai.

A Regional Conference on “Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme” was held in Mumbai. Programme Implementing Agencies including NGOs and state government representatives from Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Goa were present for the conference.

Q94. National conference on Agriculture-Zaid/summer campaign 2019 held in _____.

  1. New Delhi
  2. Hyderabad
  3. Mumbai
  4. Gandhi Nagar

Explanation: A, New Delhi.

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ welfare organised a national conference on Agriculture-Zaid/summer campaign 2019 in New Delhi. The objective of the conference was to discuss about the prospects of boosting production in the upcoming Zaid/summer cropping season.

Q95. What was the theme for the 106th Indian Science Congress (ISC-2019)?

  1. Future: Artificial Intelligence in India
  2. Science of Internet and Technology
  3. India-Technology and Internet of Things
  4. Future: India-Science and Technology

Explanation: D, Future: India-Science and Technology.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the 106th Indian Science Congress (ISC-2019) at Jalandhar, Punjab. The theme for which is ‘Future: India-Science and Technology’.

Q96. Who is the new managing director and CEO of the Axis Bank?

  1. Amitabh Chaudhry
  2. Shikha Sharma
  3. Deepak Parekh
  4. Sandeep Bakhshi

Explanation: A, Amitabh Chaudhry.

Q97. Who is the present managing director and CEO of the Paytm Payments bank?

  1. Vijay Shankar Sharma
  2. Satish Kumar Gupta
  3. Renu Satti
  4. Ajay Shankar Sharma

Explanation: B, Satish Kumar Gupta.

Q98. Who is the present MD and CEO of Allahabad Bank?

  1. Aditya Puri
  2. Sandeep Bakhshi
  3. Shikha Sharma
  4. S. S. Mallikarjuna Rao

Explanation: D, S. S. Mallikarjuna Rao.

Q99. Who has been appointed as the Acting Chairman of Life Insurance Corporation of India?

  1. Hemant Bhargava
  2. Y K Yadav
  3. Ajay Tyagi
  4. Sudhir Bhargava

Explanation: A, Hemant Bhargava.

Q100. The theme of 4th edition of the Raisina Dialogue is _________.

  1. A World Reorder: Ending poverty and hunger
  2. Fostering sustainable economic transformation
  3. A World Reorder: New Geometries
  4. Strengthening institutions to achieve sustainable development

Explanation: C, A World Reorder: New Geometries.

Q101. Who has been appointed as the director general of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)?

  1. Kumar Rajesh Chandra
  2. Roshan Kumar
  3. Alok Verma
  4. Pranav Chandra

Explanation: A, Kumar Rajesh Chandra.

Q102. Indian Army signed a MoU with which bank on the Defence Salary Package?

  1. State Bank of India
  2. Punjab National Bank
  3. Axis Bank
  4. Bank of Baroda

Explanation: B, Punjab National Bank.

Q103. Which state topped the medal tally at the Khelo India Youth Games?

  1. Gujarat
  2. Maharashtra
  3. Rajasthan
  4. Goa

Explanation: B, Maharashtra.

Maharashtra topped the medal list, Delhi was at second position with Haryana too maintains its third position.

Q104. Who received the first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award?

  1. Scott Morrison
  2. Narendra Modi
  3. Queen Elizabeth II
  4. None

Explanation: B, Narendra Modi.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, received the first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award, in New Delhi. The Award focuses on the triple-bottom-line of People, Profit, and Planet. It will be offered annually to the leader of a Nation.

Q105. Kumbh Seva mobile app has been launched by which ministry?

  1. Home Affairs Ministry
  2. Tourism Ministry
  3. Railway Ministry
  4. None

Explanation: C, Railway Ministry.

Q106. Who has been named as new head of Myntra and Jabong?

  1. Ananth Narayanan
  2. M Narayanmurthy
  3. Suresh Chandra
  4. Amar Nagaram

Explanation: D, Amar Nagaram.

Ananth Narayanan has stepped down as CEO of Myntra and Jabong to pursue external opportunities. Amar Nagaram has been named as Head, Myntra and Jabong, reporting to Kalyan Krishnamurthy, CEO of Flipkart Group.

Q107. Which stated government launched farm debt-waiver scheme named ‘Jai Kisan Rin Mukti Yojana’?

  1. Madhya Pradesh
  2. Maharashtra
  3. Gujarat
  4. Telangana

Explanation: A, Madhya Pradesh.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath launched his government’s Rs 50,000-crore farm debt waiver scheme named ‘Jai Kisan Rin Mukti Yojana’. It is expected to benefit 55 lakh small and marginal farmers.

Q108. Which country took the chairmanship of the group ‘Group of 77’ (G77) from Egypt for 2019?

  1. India
  2. Israel
  3. Palestine
  4. UAE

Explanation: C, Palestine.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has pledged to protect the interests of all 134 countries in the UN’s Group of 77, as Palestine took the chairmanship of the group from Egypt for 2019.

Q109. Which state government has recently launched a special scheme to curb infant deaths?

  1. Jharkhand
  2. Haryana
  3. Kerala
  4. Maharashtra

Explanation: D, Maharashtra.

The Maharashtra government has launched a special scheme to curb infant deaths. The scheme is applicable only for first child and will benefit around four lakh women across the state, women.

Q110. National Agricultural Higher Education Project was launched by ____.

  1. FAQ
  2. ICAR
  3. NABARD
  4. IFAD

Explanation: B, ICAR.

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has launched the National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) to attract talent and strengthen higher agricultural education in the country.

Q111. Where was the 5-day long ‘Indian Science Congress (ISC)-2019’ inaugurated?

  1. Jalandhar
  2. Hisar
  3. Panaji
  4. Mumbai

Explanation: A, Jalandahar.

Q112. Finance minister of France announced that France will introduce its own tax on internet and technology companies is named as______.

  1. FIFO Tax
  2. GAFA Tax
  3. WHO Tax
  4. None

Explanation: B, GAFA Tax.

Finance minister of France Bruno Le Maire announced that France will introduce its own tax on large internet and technology companies from January 1. The so-called “GAFA tax” named after Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to ensure the global giants pay a fair share of taxes.

Q113. Where is the Headquarter of Axis Bank?

  1. New Delhi
  2. Indore
  3. Mumbai
  4. None

Explanation: C, Mumbai.

Q114. Where is the Headquarter of ICICI Bank?

  1. New Delhi
  2. Indore
  3. Mumbai
  4. None

Explanation: C, Mumbai.

Q115. Where is the Headquarter of RBI?

  1. New Delhi
  2. Indore
  3. Mumbai
  4. None

Explanation: C, Mumbai.

Q116. Where is the Headquarter of Punjab National Bank?

  1. New Delhi
  2. Indore
  3. Mumbai
  4. None

Explanation: A, New Delhi.

Q117. Where is the Headquarter of SBI?

  1. New Delhi
  2. Indore
  3. Mumbai
  4. None

Explanation: C, Mumbai.

Q118. Where is the Headquarter of HDFC?

  1. New Delhi
  2. Indore
  3. Mumbai
  4. None

Explanation: C, Mumbai.

Q119. Who is the present CEO and MD of ICICI Bank?

  1. Sandeep Bakshi
  2. Ajay Tyagi
  3. Sunil Mehta
  4. Satish Kumar Gupta

Explanation: A, Sandeep Bakshi.

Q120. Who is the present CEO and MD of Punjab National Bank?

  1. Sandeep Bakshi
  2. Ajay Tyagi
  3. Sunil Mehta
  4. Satish Kumar Gupta

Explanation: C, Sunil Mehta.

Q121. Who is the chairman of SEBI- Securities and Exchange Board of India?

  1. Sandeep Bakshi
  2. Ajay Tyagi
  3. Sunil Mehta
  4. Satish Kumar Gupta

Explanation: B, Ajay Tyagi.

Q122. Who is the present CEO and MD of Paytm Payments bank?

  1. Sandeep Bakshi
  2. Ajay Tyagi
  3. Sunil Mehta
  4. Satish Kumar Gupta

Explanation: D, Satish Kumar Gupta.

Q123. Where is the Headquarter of UNESCO?

  1. Paris, France
  2. Washington D.C., USA
  3. Geneva, Switzerland
  4. None

Explanation: A, Pairs, France.

Q124. Where is the Headquarter of World Bank?

  1. Paris, France
  2. Washington D.C., USA
  3. Geneva, Switzerland
  4. None

Explanation: B, Washington D.C., USA.

Q125. Where is the Headquarter of WHO?

  1. Paris, France
  2. Washington D.C., USA
  3. Geneva, Switzerland
  4. None

Explanation: C, Geneva, Switzerland.

Q126. What is the Tagline of ICICI Bank?

  1. Hum Hain Na
  2. Faithful and Friendly
  3. Badhti Ka Naam Zindagi
  4. None

Explanation: A, Hum Hain Na.

Q127. What is the Tagline of Axis Bank?

  1. Hum Hain Na
  2. Faithful and Friendly
  3. Badhti Ka Naam Zindagi
  4. None

Explanation: C, Badhti Ka Naam Zindagi.

Q128. Who has become the fastest Indian bowler to reach 100 ODI wickets recently?

  1. Irfan Pathan
  2. Mohammed Shami
  3. Jasprit Bumrah
  4. None

Explanation: B, Mohammed Shami.

Mohammed Shami has become the fastest Indian bowler to claim 100 ODI wickets (in the 56th match), during the ODI match against New Zealand at Napier. Earlier, India’s record held by Irfan Pathan (in 59th matches) in 2006.

Q129. The recently inaugurated four-lane setu in Panaji, Goa is named as ____.

  1. Naav Setu
  2. Namo Setu
  3. Hari Setu
  4. Atal Setu

Explanation: D, Atal Setu.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has inaugurated four-lane setu in Panaji, Goa named as Atal Setu. This is the third bridge across Mandovi River. This bridge would overcome the bottlenecks and curb traffic jams at Panaji Circle and Panaji entrance.

Q130. Railway Protection Force Women Squad launched in Guwahati is known as ____.

  1. Nari Shakti
  2. Joymati Bahini
  3. Jayo Nari
  4. None

Explanation: B, Joymati Bahini.

In Assam, Railway Protection Force (RPF) Women Squad launched in Guwahati is Joymati Bahini. The Objective of the Joymati Bahini is to strengthen women security around Guwahati region within railway premises and trains.

Q131. Which is the Android app developed by IIT Ropar?

  1. Ujala
  2. Roshni
  3. Savera
  4. None

Explanation: B, Roshni.

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar has developed an Android app named Roshni. It would help the Visually Impaired to recognise currency notes in Chandigarh. The Roshni app can recognise both old and new notes and gives audio information as to which note you are holding in your hands.

Q132. Who was the Chief Guest at the Republic Day Parade 2019?

  1. Cyril Ramaphosa
  2. Nelson Mandela
  3. Thabo Mbeki
  4. None

Explanation: A, Cyril Ramaphosa.

South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa was the Chief Guest at the Republic Day Parade 2019. He is the second President of South Africa after Nelson Mandela to be the Chief Guest at the parade. In 2018, leaders from the 10 ASEAN nations – Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, and Brunei – were the chief guests at Republic Day celebration.

Q133. Which is the largest defence exercise coordinated by Indian Navy?

  1. Sea Vigil
  2. Sea Power
  3. Sea Shore
  4. None

Explanation: Sea Vigil
It has begun in entire 7516.6 km coastline and exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of India. It’s a build-up towards the major theatre-level tri-service exercise TROPEX conducted by the Navy. Sea Vigil and TROPEX together will cover the entire spectrum of maritime security including the transition from peace to conflict.

Q134. National Voters Day is observed on _____.

  1. January 26
  2. January 10
  3. January 25
  4. January 30

Explanation: C, January 25.

India is celebrating National Voters Day across the country on 25th January. This year, India marks the 9th edition of the National Voters Day. The Indian Election Commission was set up on January 25, 1950. Therefore, since 2011, it has been decided to celebrate National Voters Day on this day.

Q135. What is India’s rank on the Global Talent Competitive Index 2019?

  1. 81st
  2. 80th
  3. 68th
  4. 57th

Explanation: B, 80th.

The index is released by INSEAD business school in partnership with Tata Communications and Adecco Group. China emerged as the best performer among the BRICS countries, with an overall position of 45th. Switzerland topped the index which is followed by Singapore and the US. Last year in 2018, India was ranked at 81st.

Q136. The second India-Myanmar bilateral Army exercise is named as _____.

  1. IMARMY 2018-19
  2. INMYR 2018-19
  3. IMBEX 2018-19
  4. None

Explanation: C, IMBEX 2018-19.

The second India-Myanmar bilateral Army exercise named ‘IMBEX 2018-19’ commenced at Chandimandir military station in Haryana on 14 January 2019. The aim of this joint training event is to train the Myanmar delegation for participation in UN peacekeeping operations. The exercise includes participation of 15 officers from Myanmar Army and 15 officers from Indian Army.

Q137. The Larsen and Toubro’s (L&T) ‘Armoured Systems Complex’ was inaugurated in _____.

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

Explanation: B, Gujarat.

The Larsen and Toubro’s (L&T) ‘Armoured Systems Complex’ was inaugurated at Hazira in Gujarat on 19 January 2019. It is the first private facility in the country where the ‘K9 Vajra’ self-propelled Howitzer guns will be manufactured. L&T had in 2017 won the Rs 4,500-crore contract from the Ministry of Defence to supply 100 units of K9 Vajra-T to the Indian Army.

Q138. The 86th National Billiards and Snooker Championship 2019 held in ______.

  1. New Delhi
  2. Mumbai
  3. Indore
  4. Madras

Explanation: C, Indore.

The 86th National Billiards and Snooker Championship will be held in Indore from 18 January 2019. The event was hosted by Madhya Pradesh Billiards and Snooker Association. Top cueists, including Pankaj Advani, took part in the event. The prize money of the event was 10 lakh rupees.

Q139. Net direct tax grew by _____.

  1. 14.2%
  2. 13.6%
  3. 16.4%
  4. 12.3%

Explanation: B, 13.6%.

As per the Ministry of Finance, revenue from direct tax grew by 13.6% to Rs 7.43 lakh crore in the first nine months of the current financial year 2018-19 (AprilMarch). Gross tax collection grew by 14.1% to Rs 8.74 lakh crore. Corporate Income Tax (CIT) grew 14.8%, while personal income tax (PIT) grew 17.2%. The government also collected Rs 3.64 lakh crore advance Tax.

Q140. Indian economy expects to grow at ___.

  1. 7.2%
  2. 5.6%
  3. 9.2%
  4. 3.1%

Explanation: A, 7.2%.

Central Statistics Office (CSO) released the first advance estimates of National Income for 2018-19. As per the CSO, the Indian economy is expected to grow at 7.2% in 2018-19 against 6.7% in 2017-18 due to improvement in the performance of agriculture and manufacturing sectors. The growth of the manufacturing sector is expected to accelerate to 8.3% this fiscal, up from 5.7% in 2017-18.

Q141. The 25th edition of Partnership Summit 2019 held in ____.

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

Explanation: B, Mumbai.

The 25th edition of Partnership Summit 2019, a global platform for dialogue, debate, deliberation and engagement among Indian and global leaders on economic policy and growth trends in India, is being held in Mumbai. The two-day event will be inaugurated by the Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu.

Q142. A Regional Conference on “Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme” was held in _____.

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

Explanation: B, Mumbai.

Programme Implementing Agencies including NGOs and state government representatives from Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Goa were present for the conference.

Q143. The 64th National Symposium of Poets held in _____.

  1. Maharashta
  2. Gujarat
  3. Chennai
  4. None

Explanation: C, Chennai.

The 64th National Symposium of Poets, organised by All India Radio, started in Chennai. 23 poets, representing all 22 languages in the Ninth Schedule of the Indian Constitution are participating in the symposium.

Q144. Who has been appointed as new Chief Information Commissioner (CIC)?

  1. Vanaja N Sarna
  2. Sudhir Bhargava
  3. BVP Rao
  4. None

Explanation: B, Sudhir Bhargava.

Q145. Who is the author of the book “Early Indians: The Story of Our Ancestors and Where We came from”?

  1. Tony Joseph
  2. Sudhir Bhargava
  3. Bipin Sharma
  4. None

Explanation: A, Tony Joseph.

The book titled “Early Indians: The Story of Our Ancestors and Where We Came From” written by Tony Joseph was released. The book talks about the migration of the First Indians also known as ‘Aryans’ who arrived here 65,000 years ago.

Q146. Which small finance bank (SFB) has got RBI approval to operate as a scheduled bank?

  1. Equitas SFB
  2. Muthoot SFB
  3. ESAF SFB
  4. None

Explanation: C, ESAF SFB.

ESAF small finance bank has got RBI approval to operate as a scheduled bank. This makes ESAF small finance bank (SFB) the fifth scheduled bank from Kerala. ESAF microfinance institution, started in 1992, was one among the ten applicants to receive approval from RBI to start banking operations in 2016.

Q147. IFCI is an Indian government owned development bank. IFCI stands for______.

  1. Industrial Fund Corporation of India
  2. Industrial Finance Company of India
  3. Industrial Finance Corporation of India
  4. None

Explanation: C, Industrial Finance Corporation of India.

The Government of India established The Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI) on July 1, 1948 by way of an IFC Act 1948.

Q148. Which organization releases India’s Financial Stability Report? (

  1. International Monetary Fund
  2. Finance Ministry
  3. State Bank of India
  4. Reserve Bank of India

Explanation: D, Reserve Bank of India.

The Reserve Bank of India releases India’s Financial Stability Report (FSR). The FSR reflects the collective assessment of the Sub-Committee of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) on risks to financial stability, as also the resilience of the financial system. The Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR) is released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Q149. Which countries have officially quit the UNESCO?

  1. India and Israel
  2. The United States and Israel
  3. The United States and Canada
  4. None

Explanation: B, United States and Israel.

Q150. Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) stated that India’s GDP growth will be_______ in 2019.

  1. 7.5%
  2. 8.1%
  3. 7.8%
  4. 8.5%

Explanation: A, 7.5%

In its ‘Growth Outlook for 2019’, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) stated that the GDP growth will be in the range of 7.5% in 2019.

Q151. Veer Savarkar International Airport is located at _______.

  1. Lakshadweep
  2. Ross Island
  3. Port Blair
  4. Kanyakumari

Explanation: C, Port Blair.

Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair has been declared as an authorized Immigration Check post for entry into/exit from India with valid travel documents for all classes of passengers.

Q152. Which government scheme is aimed to providing standardized training across sectors?

  1. Jan Shiksha Seva
  2. Sarva Shiksha Seva
  3. Jan Shikshan Sansthans
  4. Jan Shikshan Arogyam

Explanation: C, Jan Shikshan Sansthans.

Formerly under the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Jan Shikshan Sansthan was transferred to the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship. Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSS) were established to provide vocational training to non-literate, neo-literate, as well as school dropouts by identifying skills as would have a market in the region of their establishment.

Q153. _________ is the online portal to report complaints of Sexual Harassment at Workplace.

  1. Her- Box
  2. She- Box
  3. We- Box
  4. None

Explanation: B, She- Box.

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has linked She- Box, the online portal to report complaints of Sexual Harassment at Workplace, to all the Central Ministries, Departments and 653 districts across 33 States/Union Territories. For prompt disposal of complaints on She-Box, each case goes directly to the central/ state authority concerned having jurisdiction to take action in the matter.

Q154. Union Ministry of Women and Child Development recently inaugurated widows’ home named ______.

  1. Krishna Kutir
  2. Krishna Kunj
  3. Seva Dham
  4. None

Explanation: A, Krishna Kutir.

Krishna Kutir is a special home for 1000 widows set under Swadhar Greh scheme and is the largest ever facility of its kind created by government organization. It was constructed to mitigate the plight of widows living in pathetic condition in Vrindavan.

Q155. Krishna Kutir is a special home for 1000 widows set under ______ scheme.

  1. Vidhva Greh
  2. Nari Kunj
  3. Swadhar Greh
  4. None

Explanation: C, Swadhar Greh.

Q156. ____________ Scheme is launched for Social Justice & Empowerment Department for Senior Citizen under BPL category.

  1. Vrudha Vayoshri Yojana
  2. Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana
  3. Nyay Vayoshri Yojana
  4. None

Explanation: B, Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana.

The Scheme aims at providing Senior Citizens, belonging to BPL category and suffering from any of the age related disability/infirmity Low vision, Hearing impairment, Loss of teeth and Loco motor disability, with such assisted-living devices which can restore near normalcy in their bodily functions, overcoming the disability/infirmity manifested. This is a Central Sector Scheme, fully funded by the Central Government.

Q157. ________ are organized by Ministry of Minority Affairs under USTTAD (Upgrading the Skills & Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development) scheme.

  1. Kala Kendra
  2. Hunar Kendra
  3. Hunar Haats
  4. None

Explanation: C, Hunar Haats.

Hunar Haats have become a successful mission to provide employment and income generation opportunities with platforms for marketing the products of master artisans, craftsmen and culinary experts belonging to the minority communities. It envisages at boosting the skill of craftsmen, weavers and artisans who are already engaged in the traditional ancestral work.

Q158. _________ Scheme aims at preserving & promoting the rich heritage of the traditional arts & crafts of the Minority communities.

  1. USTTAD
  2. ASTTAD
  3. KAALA
  4. None

Explanation: A, USTTAD.

USTTAD scheme – Upgrading the Skills & Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development Scheme.

Q159. _________ aims to give a boost to cashless, contactless, paperless transactions in line with Digital India objectives.

  1. Online eMarketplace (OeM)
  2. Government eMarketplace (GeM)
  3. National eMarketplace (NeM)
  4. None

Explanation: B, Government eMarketplace (GeM).

The government has launched the National Mission on Government eMarketplace (GeM) for increasing awareness and accelerating the use of (GeM). The National Mission will cover all central government departments, states and public sector undertakings in a mission mode. It is aimed at creating awareness about GeM, train the buyers and sellers, get them registered in GeM and increase the procurement through GeM

Q160. _____________ is a joint venture of NTPC Limited, Power Finance Corporation, Rural Electrification Corporation and POWERGRID.

  1. Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL)
  2. Power Efficiency Services Limited (PESL)
  3. Rural Power Services Limited (RPSL)
  4. None

Explanation: A, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL).

It was set up under Ministry of Power (India) to facilitate implementation of energy efficiency projects. Driven by the mission of Enabling More – more transparency, more transformation, and more innovation, EESL aims to create market access for efficient and future-ready transformative solutions that create a win win situation for every stakeholder. By 2020, EESL seeks to be a US$ 1.5 billion (INR 10,000 crore) company. EESL has begun its operations in UK, South Asia and South-East Asia.

Q161. _______ is a name given to road and highways project of Government of India.

  1. ChalanMala
  2. SadakMala
  3. BharatMala
  4. DeshMala

Explanation: C, BharatMala.

Bharat Mala will provide easier access to border areas for armed forces and boost trade via the land route. Roads will be built along borders with Bhutan and Nepal. Road connectivity to small industries will be ensured and manufacturing centers will be connected with national highways.

Q162. ___________ is a registered society set up under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India.

  1. Power Conservation Research Association (PCRA)
  2. Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA)
  3. Fuel Conservation Research Association (FCRA)
  4. None

Explanation: B, Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA).

PCRA is a national government agency engaged in promoting energy efficiency in various sectors of economy. PCRA aims at making oil conservation a national movement. As part of its mandate, PCRA is entrusted with the task of creating awareness amongst the masses about the importance, methods and benefits of conserving petroleum products & emission reduction.

Q163. ______ Scheme is launched with an objective to develop theme-based tourist circuits in the country.

  1. Jayo Desha
  2. Swadesh Desha
  3. Swadesh Darshan
  4. Desh Darshan

Explanation: C, Swadesh Darshan.

The Tourism Ministry had launched ‘Swadesh Darshan’ scheme (Central Sector Scheme) with an objective to develop theme-based tourist circuits in the country. These tourist circuits will be developed on the principles of high tourist value, competitiveness and sustainability in an integrated manner.

Q164. __________ Scheme aims at providing a mechanism to link agricultural production to the market.

  1. Mega Food Park
  2. Agri Product Market
  3. Mega Agri Park
  4. None

Explanation: A, Mega Food Park.

Ministry of Food Processing Industries is implementing Mega Food Park Scheme in the country. The Scheme of Mega Food Park aims at providing a mechanism to link agricultural production to the market by bringing together farmers, processors and retailers so as to ensure maximizing value addition, minimizing wastages, increasing farmers’ income and creating employment opportunities, particularly in the rural sector.

Q165. The government released policy on biometric-based digital processing of passengers at airports called ________.

  1. Digi Yatra
  2. Vayu Yatra
  3. Akash Yatra
  4. None

Explanation: A, Digi Yatra.

Union Ministry of Civil Aviation has released policy on biometric-based digital processing of passengers at airports called Digi Yatra. With this initiative, ticket booking, airport entry and boarding pass security check-in will be made digital. The initiative seeks to promote paperless and hassle-free air travel.

Q166. ________ is a fund-raising initiative by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India on behalf of members of the Indian Armed Forces.

  1. Bharat ke Javan
  2. Bharat ke Veer
  3. Desh ke Javan
  4. None

Explanation: B, Bharat ke Veer.

It is a fund raising initiative by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India on behalf of members of the Indian Armed Forces. It aims to enable willing donors to contribute towards the family of a brave heart who sacrificed his/her life in line of duty. This website is technically supported by National Informatics Centre (NIC) and powered by State Bank of India.

Q167. _______ aims to financially support those who lost their jobs or rendered jobless for whatsoever reasons due to changing employment pattern.

  1. Atal Purush Kalyan Yojn
  2. Atal Shakti Kalyan Yojn
  3. Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna
  4. None

Explanation: C, Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna.

The Employee’s State Insurance (ESI) has approved a scheme named ‘Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna’ for Insured Persons (IP) covered under the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948. Its beneficiaries will be insured persons covered under Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 for period of two years continuously.

Q168. ___________ is self-financing social security and health insurance scheme for Indian workers.

  1. Employee’s State Insurance (ESI)
  2. Employee’s Health Insurance (EHI)
  3. Work Health Insurance (WHI)
  4. None

Explanation: A, Employee’s State Insurance (ESI).

It is autonomous corporation by statutory creation under Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India. It is managed by Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) according to rules and regulations stipulated there in the ESI Act 1948.

Q169. __________ aims to promote innovation and entrepreneurship nationwide in schools, universities and industry.

  1. Atal National Innovation Mission (ANIM)
  2. New Innovation Mission (NIM)
  3. Atal Innovation Mission (AIM)
  4. None

Explanation: C, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM).

NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) aims to promote innovation and entrepreneurship nationwide in schools, universities and industry. AIM includes establishing Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs) and Atal Incubation Centers (AICs), for providing support to established Incubation Centers. It promotes a network of world-class innovation hubs, Start-up businesses and other self-employment activities, particularly in technology driven areas.

Q170. ________ State government has launched Jiban Sampark project for the welfare of the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups.

  1. Maharashtra
  2. Gujarat
  3. Odisha
  4. Telangana

Explanation: C, Odisha.

Odisha has launched Jiban Sampark project for the welfare of the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups. The Project is being undertaken in association with UNICEF. It aims to generate awareness among Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG) in Odisha on various development and welfare initiatives of State Government, especially on women and child welfare. The focus areas of the Project are skill development, empowering communities, cooperation and innovation among the groups.

Q171. __________ State government has launched Atal Solar Krishi Pump Yojana.

  1. Maharashtra
  2. Gujarat
  3. Odisha
  4. Telangana

Explanation: A, Maharashtra.

To reduce losses due to non-payment of electricity bills and also promote solar energy, Maharashtra state government has launched Atal Solar Krishi Pump Yojana. Under the scheme, the government of Maharashtra has decided to give two LED bulbs, a DC fan and a mobile charging socket as freebies to farmers. The scheme provides a subsidy of up to 95% on solar pumpsets. The State plans to install one lakh solar pumps.

Q172. ______ State government has launched the ‘Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana’.

  1. Gujarat
  2. Maharashtra
  3. Delhi
  4. Telangana

Explanation: C, Delhi.

Delhi state government has launched the ‘Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana’ which offers free travel packages for senior citizens from Delhi to five religious circuits.

Q173. _______ Government has launched Saura Jalnidhi scheme to encourage use of solar energy in irrigation by farmers.

  1. Maharashtra
  2. Gujarat
  3. Odisha
  4. Telangana

Explanation: C, Odisha.

The beneficiary of this scheme will be farmers who have valid farmer identity cards and have minimum 0.5 acres of agricultural land. Under this scheme, farmers will be given 90% subsidy and 5,000 solar pumps. This will provide irrigation benefits in 2,500 acres of the state. In the first phase, this scheme will be available in those areas where electricity is not available for running the pump set.

Q174. Which bridge is India’s longest railroad bridge?

  1. Bogibeel bridge
  2. Vembanad bridge
  3. Pamban bridge
  4. Sharavathi bridge

Explanation: A, Bogibeel bridge.

The bridge is 4.94 km long in length. The double decker rail and road bridge, on the Bramhaputra river, will cut down the train-travel time between Tinsukia in Assam to Naharlagun town of Arunachal Pradesh by more than 10 hours.

Q175. _______ centralized electronic platform for processing interest subvention on bank loans to beneficiaries under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM).

  1. EMoney
  2. PaiSA
  3. EMarket
  4. None

Explanation: B, PaiSA.

Another effort by the government to connect directly with the beneficiaries for ensuring greater transparency and efficiency in delivery of services. DBT of subvention on monthly basis under DAY-NULM will give the necessary financial support to small entrepreneurs in a timely manner. All 35 States/UTs & all scheduled commercial banks, RRBs and Cooperative Banks are expected to be on board the PAiSA portal the year end.

Q176. Where is headquarter of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) located?

  1. Kathmandu, Nepal
  2. Brussels, Belgium
  3. New York City , USA
  4. Geneva, Switzerland

Explanation: A, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Q177. Where is headquarter of United Nations (UN) located?

  1. Kathmandu, Nepal
  2. Brussels, Belgium
  3. New York City , USA
  4. Geneva, Switzerland

Explanation: C, New York City, USA.

Q178. Where is headquarter of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) located?

  1. Kathmandu, Nepal
  2. Brussels, Belgium
  3. New York City , USA
  4. Geneva, Switzerland

Explanation: C, New York City, USA.

Q179. Where is headquarter of World Trade Organization (WTO) located?

  1. Kathmandu, Nepal
  2. Brussels, Belgium
  3. New York City , USA
  4. Geneva, Switzerland

Explanation: D, Geneva, Switzerland.

Q180. Where is headquarter of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) located?

  1. Kathmandu, Nepal
  2. Brussels, Belgium
  3. New York City , USA
  4. Geneva, Switzerland

Explanation: B, Brussels, Belgium.

Q181. Who is the brand ambassadors of Clean India Mission?

  1. PV Sindhu & Sakshi Malik
  2. Taapsee pannu
  3. M C Mary Kom
  4. Virat Kohli

Explanation: A, PV Sindhu & Sakshi Malik.

Q182. Who is the brand ambassadors of Flipkart?

  1. Virat Kohli
  2. Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor
  3. Taapsee pannu
  4. Jacqueline Fernandez

Explanation: B, Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor.

Q183. Who is the brand ambassadors of Sikkim?

  1. Virat Kohli
  2. M C Mary Kom
  3. A R Rahman
  4. Amitabh Bachchan

Explanation: C, A R Rahman.

Q184. Who is the brand ambassadors of Vivo?

  1. Virat Kohli
  2. Aamir Khan
  3. Taapsee pannu
  4. Jacqueline Fernandez

Explanation: B, Aamir Khan.

Q185. Who is the brand ambassadors of Road Safety?

  1. M C Mary Kom
  2. Virat Kohli
  3. Akshay Kumar
  4. M S Dhoni

Explanation: C, Akshay Kumar.

Q186. Who is the brand ambassadors of PepsiCo’s Kurkure?

  1. Virat Kohli
  2. Aamir Khan
  3. Taapsee pannu
  4. Jacqueline Fernandez

Explanation: C, Taapsee pannu.

Q187. Indian Forest Service to be renamed as _____.

  1. Indian Forest and Tribal Service
  2. Indian Forest Department
  3. A & B Both
  4. None

Explanation: A, Indian Forest and Tribal Service.

Q188. 4th Edition of Raisina Dailogue held in _____.

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

Explanation: D, New Delhi.

Ministry of External Affairs in partnership with Observer Research Foundation organised the 4th edition of the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi from 08-10 January 2019. The Raisina Dialogue is India’s flagship annual geopolitical and geostrategic conference. This year, the theme of the Dialogue is “A World Reorder: New Geometries; Fluid Partnerships; Uncertain Outcomes”.

Q189. India’s longest single lane steel cable suspension bridge opens in _______.

  1. New Delhi
  2. Gujarat
  3. Arunachal Pradesh
  4. Maharashtra

Explanation: C, Arunachal Pradesh.

Q190. 25th edition of partnership summit 2019 held in _____.

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

Explanation: B, Mumbai.

The 25th edition of Partnership Summit 2019, a global platform for dialogue, debate, deliberation and engagement among Indian and global leaders on economic policy and growth trends in India was held in Mumbai. The two-day event was inaugurated by the Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu. The Summit was organized by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, State Government of Maharashtra and Confederation of Indian Industry.

Q191. Indian Money Mart has received _____ certification from RBI.

  1. NBBB-P2P 
  2. RBI-P2P
  3. NBFC-P2P 
  4. None

Explanation: C, NBFC-P2P

India Money Mart has announced that it has been granted NBFC-P2P Certificate from RBI (Reserve Bank of India). This validates the web and app-based platform’s strong framework to make lending and borrowing transparent, digital and convenient in conformation to the regulatory requirements.

The accreditation will enable India Money Mart to expand operations and target loan disbursals worth INR 100 Cr by FY 2018-19.

Q192. 76th Golden Globe Awards held in______.

  1. Tokyo
  2. California
  3. New Delhi
  4. None

Explanation: B, California.

Q193. Who became the first Indian to head Global Solar Council, USA?

  1. Pranav R Mehta
  2. Pranav Mukherjee
  3. Ajay Tyagi
  4. Rajesh Chandra

Explanation: A, Pranav R Mehta.

Q194. Who is known as Solar Man of India?

  1. Pranav R Mehta
  2. Pranav Mukherjee
  3. Ajay Tyagi
  4. Rajesh Chandra

Explanation: A, Pranav R Mehta.

Q195. Who is Facebook India’s Vice President and MD?

  1. Pranav R Mehta
  2. Ajit Mohan
  3. Ajay Tyagi
  4. Rajesh Chandra

Explanation: B, Ajit Mohan.

Q196. Who is the current Secretary General of United Nations?

  1. Trygve Lie
  2. Antonio Guterres
  3. Kurt Waldheim
  4. None

Explanation: B, Antonio Guterres.

Q197. Reserve Bank of India was established in which year?

  1. 1945
  2. 1936
  3. 1935
  4. 1940

Explanation: C, 1935.

Q198. Who is the current chairman of ISRO?

  1. K. Sivan
  2. Ajay Tyagi
  3. A. S. Kumar
  4. K. Radhakrishnan

Explanation: A, K. Sivan.

Q199. ISRO was established in which year?

  1. 1935
  2. 1969
  3. 1945
  4. 1970

Explanation: B, 1969.

Q200. 4th meeting of the Council for Trade Development and Promotion (CTDP) held in _____.

  1. Mumbai
  2. Madras
  3. Hyderabad
  4. New Delhi

Explanation: D, New Delhi.


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