CURRENT AFFAIRS MARCH 2019
‘UNIVERSE OF THOUGHTS’
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Q1. Which state is undergoing cloud seeding operations to enhance rainfall during the monsoons of 2019 and 2020?
A) Maharashtra B) Kerala C) Gujarat D) Karnataka
Explanation: D, Karnataka Cloud Seeding is a process of intervening chemically to induce precipitation, rain or snow from clouds. Rain occurs when moisture in the air reaches levels at which it can no longer be held. The agents used as nuclei are iodides of silver or potassium, dry ice (solid carbon dioxide), or liquid propane.
Q2. Which country has sent the 1st shipment to India under The ‘Transports Internationaux Routiers’ (TIR) convention?
A) Afghanistan B) Iran C) Iraq D) Israel
Explanation: A, Afghanistan The Transports Internationaux Routiers is an international Convention aimed at harmonizing the administrative formalities of international road transport. In India, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) has been appointed as the National Issuing & Guaranteeing Association.
Q3. The Global Environment Outlook Report 2019 is the ____ edition.
A)5th B) 6th C) 10th D) 2nd
Q4. Which of these Indians has featured in the list of Young Global Leaders (the World Economic Forum’s foundation for remarkable leaders under 40 in 2019?
A) Nara Lokesh B) Rahul Gandhi C) Deepika Padukone D) Anushka Sharma
Explanation: A, Nara Lokesh Andhra Pradesh IT minister Nara Lokesh, BJP MP Poonam Mahajan, Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain, Telangana government’s Chief Innovation Officer Phanindra Sama, Save Life Foundation’s Piyush Tewari and Kaleidofin’s cofounder Sucharita Mukherjee are the Indians featuring in the list of Young Global leaders 2019.
Q5. Which country has blocked the bid to designate Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief, Azhar Masood as a global terrorist in the UNSC 1267 list?
A) India B) UK C) USA D) China
Explanation: D, China
Q6. What is the theme of World Kidney day 2019?
A) Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere B) Kidney Health for Everyone
C) Everyone Everywhere for Kidney Health D) Kidney for Everyone
Explanation: A, Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere World Kidney Day 2019 will be observed on 14th March. The theme of the World Kidney Day 2019 is Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere. Second Thursday of March every year is observed as World Kidney Day every year.
Q7. What is India’s rank in gold holding countries list according to the World Gold Council report?
A) 10th B) 11th C) 15th D) 12th
Explanation: B, 11th
Q8. Who secured the gold medal for India at the 38th GeeBee Boxing Tournament was held at Helsinki, Finland?
A) Kavinder Singh Bisht B) Govind Kumar Sahani C) Sachin Siwach D) Naveen Kumar
Explanation: A, Kavinder Singh Bisht The 38th GeeBee Boxing Tournament India’s medal tally Silver medal: Mohammed Hussamuddin (56kg), Govind Kumar Sahani (49kg), Shiva Thapa (60kg) and Dinesh Dagar (69kg). Bronze Medal: Sachin Siwach (52kg), Sumit Sangwan (91kg) and Naveen Kumar (+91kg).
Q9. Name the campaign that has set the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of clothes for donation?
A) Vastra do campaign B) Cheer campaign C) Vasradan campaign D) Clothes for all
Explanation: C, Vasradan campaign
Q10. When does Tibet observe its National Uprising day?
A) 11 March B) 15 March C) 10 March D) 12 March
Explanation: C, 10 March The 60th anniversary of the Tibet: National Uprising Day was observed on 10 March 2019.
Q11. From which date has the ECI enforced the Model Code of Conduct?
A) 11 March B) 15 March C) 10 March D) 12 March
Explanation: C, 10 March
Q12. Which country has won the 1 st Prize at the prestigious international Golden City Gate Tourism Awards 2019?
A) USA B) India C) Japan D) UK
Explanation: B, India
Q13. Name the first Indian to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Peace.
A) Narendra Modi B) Amit Shah C) M Venkaiah Naidu D) Shashi Tharoor
Explanation: C, M Venkaiah Naidu The University of Peace was established in accordance with the Resolution 35/55 passed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1980. The main campus of the University of Peace is located in Costa Rica, a country of Central America.
Q14. Name the new Chancellor of the Gujarat Central university.
A) Hasmukh Adhia B) Amit Shah C) Hasmukh Patel D) Shashi Tharoor
Explanation: A, Hasmukh Adhia
Q15. On which occasion did the president of India give the Nari Shakti awards?
A) Children’s day B) Women empowerment day C) International women’s day D) Social justice day
Explanation: C, International women’s day President Ram Nath Kovind presented the Nari Shakti awards, 2018 on the occasion of International Women’s Day on 8th March. Nari Shakti awards are the highest civilian honour for women in India. 44 Nari Shakti awards were presented for the year 2018.
Q16. Al Nagah is a joint military exercise between India and which country?
A) Afghanistan B) Oman C) Qatar D) UAE
Explanation: B, Oman Al Nagah III is the third in the series of the bilateral joint exercise between India and Oman. It will be held between March 12 to March 25 at Oman.
Q17. Name the recipient of the Chameli Devi Jain Award for Outstanding Woman Journalist for the year 2018.
A) Barkha Dutt B) Madhu Trehan C) Priyanka Dubey D) Nidhi Razdan
Explanation: C, Priyanka Dubey The award is named after the freedom fighter, Chameli Devi Jain who held demonstrations against the foreign goods on the call of Gandhiji and got arrested. The bilingual correspondent with the BBC Priyanka Dubey has been named for the Chameli Devi Jain Award for an Outstanding Woman Journalist for the year 2018.
Q18. Name the recipient of the ‘Yashwantrao Chavan National Award 2018’.
A) Barkha Dutt B) Urijit Patel C) Raghuram Rajan D) Sushil Chandra
Explanation: C, Raghuram Rajan Raghuram Rajan, former governor of RBI. Yashwantrao Chavan was the first Chief Minister of State of Maharashtra and has also served as Deputy Prime Minister of India in the cabinet of Prime Minister Charan Singh between 1979-1980. The Yashwantrao Chavan National Award constituted by the Yashwantrao Chavan Prathisthan.
Q19. What was the theme of International Women’s day 2019?
A) “Think, build, innovate for change”. B) “Build smart, innovate for change”. C) “Think equal, for change”. D) “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”.
Explanation: D, “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”. International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8th March every year
Q20. How many states have banned ENDS or e-cigarettes?
A) 14 B) 11 C) 12 D) 10
Explanation: C,12 Twelve states across India have banned Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) or e-cigarettes. States of Punjab, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Jharkhand have taken steps to ban the use of ENDS.
Q21. Which city has topped Mercer’s index of most liveable cities for the 10th year in a row?
A) London B) Vienna C) Melbourne D) Zurich
Explanation: B, Vienna. Zurich in Switzerland is placed second in the index, while Auckland, Munich and Vancouver came joint third. Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu is ranked at 105 in Mercer’s Quality Of Living Index and is the number one city from India.
Q25. Name the winner of the Commonwealth Youth Award for the Asian region.
a) Padmanaban Gopalan b) Neel Ghose c) Murugan d) Anand Sinha
Explanation: A, Padmanaban Gopalan Padmanaban Gopalan, founder of No Food Waste named the winner of the Commonwealth Youth Award for the Asian region at a ceremony at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London. He was given the honour for his work towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of Zero Hunger.
Q26. Name the chairman of LIC.
A) Hemant Bhargava B) Sushil Chandra C) MR Kumar D) Sunil Arora
Explanation: C, MR Kumar
Q27. What is the theme of world consumer rights day 2019?
A) Trusted seller B) Trusted seller, happy buyer C) Trusted products D) Trusted smart products
Explanation: D, Trusted smart products 15th March is observed as World Consumer Rights Day every year
Q28. Which Indian athlete has been selected as Barbie role model?
A) Dipa Karmakar B) Deepika Kumari C) Hima Das D) Hina Singh
Explanation: A. Dipa Karmakar
Q29. Name the new chairman of Axis bank
A) Dinbandhu Mohapatra B) Rakesh Kumar Sharma C) Rakesh Makhija D) PV Bharti
Explanation: C, Rakesh Makhija
Q30. The world’s oldest living person by Guinness World Records belongs to which country?
A) India B) Japan C) China D) USA
Explanation: B, Japan
Q31. Name the new director of BARC (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre)?
A) Padmanaban Gopalan B) KN Vyas C) Homi J Bhabha D) Ajit Kumar Mohanty
Explanation: D, Ajit Kumar Mohanty
Q32. When is the World Civil Defence day observed?
A) 3 March B) 5 March C) 6 March D) 1 March
Explanation: D, 1 March The theme of this year’s World Civil Defense Day was “Children’s safety, our responsibility”.
Q33. According to The Bloomberg Billionaire Index 2019, who is the richest man in the world?
A) Bernard Arnault B) Jeff Bezos C) Bill Gates D) Warren Buffet
Explanation: B, Jeff Bezos Top 5 billionaires1 Jeff Bezos $140 billion 2 Bill Gates $98.3 billion 3 Bernard Arnault $83.1 billion 4 Warren Buffett $83 billion 5 Amancio Ortega $67.9 billion
Q34. Name India’s cleanest city according to Swachh Survekshan 2019 awards?
A) Indore B) Chandigarh C) Surat D) Ahmedabad
Explanation: A, Indore 2nd – Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh 3 rd – Mysuru in Karnataka. Bhopal – the cleanest capital city. Top 3 performing states are Chattisgarh, Jharkhand and Maharashtra respectively Ahmedabad – a cleanest big city with a population more than 10 lakhs
Q35. Name the 1 st female prime minister of Estonia?
A) Helly Kerry B) Kersti Kaljulaid C) Kaja Kallas D) Nandini Singh
Explanation: C, Kaja Kallas
Q36. Which state has launched Yuvashree Arpan scheme?
A) Karnataka B) West Bengal C) Bihar D) Odisha
Explanation: B, West Bengal
Q37. Which state has launched Jal Amrutha scheme?
A) Kerala B) Karnataka C) Maharashtra D) Arunachal Pradesh
Explanation: B, Karnataka
Q38. Name India’s 61 st Chess grandmaster.
A) P Iniyan B) P Harikrishna C) B Adhiban D) K Sasikiran
Explanation: A, P Iniyan
Q39. Name the world’s youngest self-made billionaire according to the Forbes magazine.
A) Kylie Jenner B) Jeff Bezos C) Isha Ambani D) Mukesh Ambani
Explanation: A. Kylie Jenner
Q40. Name the app launched by Google to help children read in Hindi and English.
A) Pado B) Likho C) Bolo D) Chalo
Explanation: C, Bolo
Q41. Which state has announced an increase in reservation quota for OBCs?
A) Bihar B) Madhya Pradesh C) Uttar Pradesh D) Haryana
Explanation: B, Madhya Pradesh
Q42. Which state has Launched Mukhyamantri Anchal Amrit Yojana?
A) Rajasthan B) Uttar Pradesh C) Haryana D) Uttarakhand
Explanation: D, Uttarakhand
Q43. Who is the 1 st Indian cricketer to score 8000 runs in T20 matches
A) Suresh Raina B) Rohit Sharma C) Virat Kohli D) Shikhar Dhawan
Explanation: A, Suresh Raina
Q44. Name the winner of Men’s singles title at the All England Open Badminton Championships 2019.
A) Shi Yuqi B) Kento Momota C) Lee Chong Wei D) Lin Dan
Explanation: B, Kento Momota Winners of All England Open Badminton Championships 2019 •Men’s Singles: Japan’s Kento Momota. •Women’s Singles: China’s Chen Yufei. •Men’s Doubles: Indonesia’s Mohammad Ahsan & Hendra Setiawan. •Women’s Doubles: China’s Chen Qingchen & Jia Yifan •Mixed Doubles: China’s Zheng Siwei & Huang Yaqiong.
Q45. Who has been re – elected as the president of Senegal?
A) Abdoulaye Wade B) Karim Wade C) Mackey Sall D) Khalifa Sall
Explanation: C, Macky Sall
Q46. Name the joint military exercise between India and Bangladesh?
A) Banin B) Inbadan C) Sampriti D) Samiti
Explanation: C, Sampriti Sampriti 2019, the eight edition of India Bangladesh joint military exercise
Q47. According to a study by IQ AirVisual and Greenpeace, name the world’s most polluted capital city of 2018?
A) New York B) Beijing C) New Delhi D) Seoul
Explanation: C, New Delhi Delhi was followed by the Bangladesh capital – Dhaka and Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. Also, Seven of the 10 most polluted cities in the world in 2018 are in India, with Gurugram, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Noida, and Bhiwadi in the top six worst-affected cities.
Q48. Name the winner of Pritzker Prize 2019.
A) Arata Isozaki B) Alejandro Aravena C) BV Doshi D) Rafael Aranda
Explanation: A, Arata Isozaki The award constituted by Pritzker family of Chicago through their Hyatt Foundation in 1979. is often referred to as “architecture’s Nobel” and “the profession’s highest honour.”
Q49. Name the recipient of the Param Vishisht Seva Medal at the Defence Investiture Ceremony- 2019.
A) Tushar Guaba B) Sunil Anand C) Bipin Rawat D) G Ashok Kumar
Explanation: C, Bipin Rawat President Ramnath Kovind conferred the Gallantry Awards as part of the Defence Investiture Ceremony- 2019. Army Chief General Bipin Rawat was presented the Param Vishisht Seva Medal; Major Tushar Gauba was awarded the Kirti Chakra and Vice Admiral Sunil Anand was given the Nao Sena Medal.
Q50. Name the Joint Field Training Exercise conducted between India and Africa.
A) AFRIN B) INDAF C) INDAFEX D) AFINDEX
Explanation: D, AFINDEX Africa-India Joint Field Training Exercise (AFINDEX-19) between the Indian Army and 16 African nations will be conducted in Pune from March 18 to 27.
Q51. Railway Ministry said that the number of deaths on account of accidents has come down by ___ per cent in the last five years?
A) 75 B) 81 C) 55 D) 69
Explanation: B, Railway Ministry said that the number of deaths on account of accidents has come down by 81 per cent in the last five years. The Ministry said the major priority for the Railways has been safety and security of its passenger.
Q52. Zero Discrimination Day is observed on _____________?
A) March 03 B) February 27 C) February 25 D) March 01
Explanation: D, Zero Discrimination Day is observed on March 1 and it aims to address the issue of discrimination faced by people across the world. The day further intends to achieve equality before law throughout all member countries of the UN. Theme – ‘Act to change laws that Discriminate’.
Q53. Government has extended a ban on the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) for how many years?
A) 5 B) 10 C) 7 D) 3
Explanation: A, The government has extended a ban on the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), which was involved in a series of terror acts in the country, for five years. The Home Ministry termed the SIMI as an unlawful association.
Q54. According to the US-based rating agency Moody’s, Indian economy is expected to grow at ___ per cent in calendar years 2019 and 2020?
A) 7.0% B) 7.1% C) 7.2% D) 3%
Explanation: D, Indian economy is expected to grow at 7.3 per cent in calendar years 2019 and 2020, the US-based rating agency Moody’s.
Q 55. Union Cabinet approved setting up of a new Railway Zone at _________?
A) Bhubaneswar B) Visakhapatnam C) Raipur B) Cuttack
Explanation: B, Union Cabinet approved setting up of a Railway Zone at Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and a new division with headquarter at Rayagada in Odisha by reorganizing the existing South Central Railway and East Coast Railway.
Q56. Cabinet has approved the implementation of Master Plan to convert AIIMS, ________ into a world class Medical University?
A) Bhopal B) New Delhi C) Nagpur D) Jodhpur
Explanation: B, Cabinet has approved the implementation of Master Plan to convert AIIMS, New Delhi into a world class Medical University.
Q57. The Cabinet has approved the Memorandum of Understanding between India and the which Country to access tipline reports on Missing and Exploited Children?
A) China B) France C) Japan D) USA
Explanation: D, The Cabinet has approved the Memorandum of Understanding between India and the USA to access tipline reports on Missing and Exploited Children. The MoU has been signed between the National Crime Record Bureau, India and the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, NCMEC, USA. The MoU will provide access to more than one lakh tipline reports available with NCMEC, USA and enable law enforcement agencies in India.
Q58. India becomes the ___th country to host an FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour?
A) 45th B) 48th C) 50th D) 52nd
Explanation: C, Visakhapatnam hosts its first-ever International Beach Volleyball Tournament. India becomes the 50th country to host an FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. Participating countries include Russia, Poland, South Africa, Austria, Czech Republic, USA and Japan.
Q59. In which State, the foundation stone of a tertiary cancer centre laid?
A) Maharashtra B) Karnataka C) Goa D) Gujarat
Explanation: C, Goa Health Minister VishwajitRane laid the foundation stone of a tertiary cancer centre in Panaji. He also laid the foundation stone for a day care centre for mentally ill persons and launched an awareness program on Swawlambhan scheme, which aims to make women self-reliant.
Q60. US President Donald Trump has asked which Country to immediately remove all tariffs on US agricultural products?
A) Russia B) China C) North Korea B) Venezuela
Explanation: B, US President Donald Trump has asked China to immediately remove all tariffs on US agricultural products.
Q61. The US slaps new sanctions on which Country?
A) Venezuela B) Russia C) North Korea D) China
Explanation: A, The United States has slapped new sanctions on Venezuela. The sanctions were imposed a day after Russia and China vetoed a US and European resolution at the UN Security Council that called for unimpeded aid deliveries.
Q62. F-16 fighter jets are made by which Country?
A) Pakistan B) China C) USA D) Russia
Explanation: C, The United States is seeking information on the potential misuse of American-made F-16 fighter jets by Pakistan against India in violation of the end-user agreement.
Q63. Where did the 7th Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Intersessional Ministerial Meeting held?
A) Myanmar B) Cambodia C) Singapore D) Malaysia
Explanation: B, The Ministers from the 16 RCEP Participating Countries (RPCs) attended the 7th RCEP Intersessional Ministerial Meeting held on 2 March 2019 in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Q64. Where was the Construction Technology India Event, 2019 held?
A) Hyderabad B) Mumbai C) Kolkata D) New Delhi
Explanation: D, The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressed the Construction Technology India Event, 2019 event at Vigyan Bhavan. He said that elements from several schemes, including PM AwasYojana, HRIDAY and AMRUT, are oriented towards transforming the housing sector.
Q65. Which plant of Tata Steel Limited has won the 25th Prime Minister’s Trophy for the year 2016-17 – Best Overall Performance?
A) Kochi B) Jamshedpur C) Indore D) Mumbai
Explanation: B, 25th Prime Minister’s Trophy for the year 2016-17 • Best Overall Performance – Tata Steel Limited, Jamshedpur • 2nd Best Overall Performance – JSW Steel Limited – Vijayanagar
Q66. Who released a book titled ‘Mann Ki Baat – A Social Revolution on Radio’ in New Delhi?
A) Prime Minister Narendra Modi B) President Ram NathKovind C) Home Minister of India Rajnath Singh D) Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley
Explanation: D, Shri Arun Jaitley, Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs released a book titled ‘Mann Ki Baat – A Social Revolution on Radio’ in New Delhi. The book is based on 50 episodes of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s talk with the citizens of India broadcast on All India Radio
Q67. A Centre for Disability Sports will be set up at _________?
A) Madhya Pradesh B) Uttar Pradesh C) Kerala D) Haryana
Explanation: A, Centre for Disability Sports will be set up at Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh. Centre will ensure effective participation of Persons with Disabilities in sports activities and also enable them to compete at national and international levels. The project is expected to be completed by 31st March 2021.
Q68. Which State would be the first state in the country to have Lokpal in all universities except agricultural universities to resolve student grievances?
A) Madhya Pradesh B) Maharashtra C) Andhra Pradesh D) Kerala
Explanation: B, Maharashtra government will appoint a Lokpal in all universities except agricultural universities to resolve student grievances. Maharashtra would be the first state in the country to have such a Lokpal for universities.
Q69. India’s first Monorail system started at ________?
A) New Delhi B) Kolkata C) Mumbai D) Chennai
Explanation: C, Maharashtra Chief Minister DevendraFadnavis and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal inaugurated the second phase of Monorail in Mumbai. It is the country’s first monorail system.
Q70. Which state is ranked number one in production of natural gas in the country?
A) Maharashtra B) Assam C) Gujarat D) Tripura
Explanation: D, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated and laid the foundation of several oil and gas projects in Tripura in Agartala. Tripura is ranked number one in production of natural gas in the country as the state produces 4.96 mmscmdgas per day which is highest in the country.
Q71. What is the name of the train between Lahore and Delhi?
A) Samjhauta Express B) Maitree Express C) Mandovi Express D) Rajdhani Express
Explanation: A, Pakistan restored the Samjhauta Express services between Lahore and Delhi, days after the train was suspended due to tense bilateral ties.
Q72. What is the World Wildlife Day 2019 theme?
A) “Big cats – predators under threat” B) “Listen to the young voices” C) “Life below water: for people and planet” D) “The future of wildlife is in our hands”
Explanation: C, On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) decided to proclaim 3 March, the day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as World Wildlife Day, which was proposed by Thailand, to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora. 2019 theme: “Life below water: for people and planet”
Q73. Russia suspends participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear treaty with which Country?
A) Pakistan B) China C) US D) France
Explanation: C, Russian President Vladimir Putin has officially suspended the country’s participation in a key Cold War-era nuclear arms-control treaty with the United States.
Q74. Which Country’s Government officials join INGAF training course in New Delhi?
A) Nepal B) Bhutan C) Bangladesh D) Sri Lanka
Explanation: A, The Third group of 22 officials of Nepal’s Ministry of Finance joined their training course on ‘Global Perspectives on Public Financial Management’ at the Institute of Government Accounts and Finance (INGAF) in New Delhi.
Q75. BOLD-QIT (Border Electronically Dominated QRT Interception Technique) inaugurated on which border?
A) India-China B) India-Pakistan C) India-Myanmar D) India-Bangladesh
Explanation: D, Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the project BOLD-QIT (Border Electronically Dominated QRT Interception Technique) on India-Bangladesh border in Dhubri District of Assam. Information and Technology Wing of BSF undertook the project BOLD-QIT under Comprehensive Integrated Border Management system.
Q76. Which Country decided to withdraw India’s name from Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) list?
A) USA B) Canada C) Germany D) Australia
Explanation: A, Commerce Secretary AnupWadhawan said, US’ decision to withdraw India’s name from Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) list will not have any significant impact on country’s 5.6 billion dollar exports to the country. The, economic value of GSP benefits are very moderate.
Q77. Which Country slashes its GDP target to 6-6.5% this year?
A) USA B) China C) India D) Japan
Explanation: B, The world’s second-largest economy China slashed its GDP target to 6 to 6.5 per cent this year.
Q78. Under Pradhan MantriShram Yogi Maandhan (PM-SYM) Yojana it will provide a monthly pension of ____ rupees to the employees of unorganised sector after 60 years of age
A) 5000 B) 2000 C) 3000 D) 4000
Explanation: C, The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, launched the Pradhan MantriShram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM-SYM) Yojana at Vastral in Gujarat. The national pension scheme for workers and labourers of unorganised sector was announced in the interim budget in February this year. It will provide a monthly pension of 3000 rupees to the employees of unorganised sector after 60 years of age.
Q79. Which organization launched the Young Scientist Programme for School Children?
A) NASA B) JAXA C) ISRO D) ESA
Explanation: C, Indian Space Research Organisation has launched a special programme for School Children called “Young Scientist Programme” “YUvaVIgyaniKAryakram” from this year. The Program is primarily aimed at imparting basic knowledge on Space Technology, Space Science and Space Applications to the younger ones.
Q80. Which Country has decided to extend antismog measures for a third successive winter in a bid to reduce pollution levels?
A) Russia B) India C) USA D) China
Explanation: D, China has decided to extend anti-smog measures for a third successive winter in a bid to reduce pollution levels. The Ministry of Ecology and Environment vowed to speed up the elimination of small coal-fired heating boilers in major regions.
Q81. World Bank to provide 250 Million dollars to boost whose income?
A) Rural Incomes B) Individual income C) Urban incomes D) Skilled workers income
Explanation: A, World Bank to provide 250 Million dollars for the National Rural Economic Transformation Project (NRETP) to boost Rural Incomes across 13 States in India. The loan will help women in rural households develop viable enterprises for farm and non-farm products.
Q82. According to The National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey, how much per cent of households in rural India have access to toilet?
A) 93.5% B) 87.5% C) 5% D) 98.3%
Explanation: C, The National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey, NARSS 2018-19 has found that 96.5 per cent of the households in rural India has access to a toilet. The survey also re-confirmed the Open Defecation Free (ODF) status of over 90 per cent of villages which were previously declared and verified as ODF by various districts and States.
Q83. Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), Roorkee has been appointed to carry out post-earthquake reconstruction of 72 educational facilities in which Country?
A) Indonesia B) Nepal C) Japan D) Philippines
Explanation: B, The Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), Roorkee has been appointed to carry out post-earthquake reconstruction of 72 educational facilities in Nepal. An agreement in this regard was signed between the Embassy of India and CBRI in Kathmandu.
Q84. Which city won the Swachh Survekhshan2019 Cleanest city award?
A) Mysore B) Indore C) Ambikapur D) Raipur
Explanation: D, The central government’s cleanliness survey declared Indore as India’s ‘Cleanest City’ for the third year on a row.
Q85. Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Hockey to be held at?
A) UAE B) Oman C) Indonesia D) Malaysia
Explanation: D, Manpreet Singh named a captain and Surender Kumar will be the Vice-Captain of the 18-member Indian hockey team to play in the upcoming 28th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. It will be held in Ipoh, Malaysia.
Q86. Which city won the Swachh Survekhshan2019 Cleanest Big city award?
A) Bengaluru B) Bhopal C) Raipur D) Ahmedabad
Explanation: D, Ahmedabad won the award in the ‘Cleanest Big City’ category
Q87. Under SwachhSurbekhshan 2019 awards, Top-ranked cities received a statue of _________?
A) Vallabhbhai Patel B) Subhas Chandra Bose C) Lala Lajpat Rai D) Mahatma Gandhi
Explanation: D, Swachh Survekhshan-2019 Awards – Top-ranked cities received a statue of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi as award for their work towards cleanliness.
Q89. World Bank has been supporting the Uttarakhand State Government since ____ to restore housing and rural connectivity and to build the resilience of communities?
A) 2000 B) 2014 C) 2010 D) 2006
Explanation: B, India signed a loan agreement with the World Bank for 96 Million US dollars for additional financing of Uttarakhand Disaster Recovery Project. The World Bank has been supporting the State Government since 2014 to restore housing and rural connectivity and to build the resilience of communities
Q90. Which State has decided to teach Ancient tribal language Gondi in tribal districts?
A) Chattisgarh B) Maharashtra C) Madhya Pradesh D) Jharkhand
Explanation: C, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has decided to include Gondi in the primary education curriculum of the state’s tribal-dominated districts.
Q91. Which Organization unveiled sweeping reforms in a drive towards triple billion targets?
A) UNESCO B) UNDP C) World Bank D) WHO
Explanation: D, The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the most wide-ranging reforms in the Organization’s history to modernize and strengthen the institution to play its role more effectively and efficiently as the world’s leading authority on public health.
Q92. EU to continue working with which Country to promote peace, stability?
A) Iran B) Iraq C) Syria D) Yemen
Explanation: A, The European Union will continue to cooperate with Iran toward peace and stability in the Middle East region and the entire world.
Q93. Which Country’s New law allows lawmakers to punish online media outlets for publishing news they deem fake?
A) Russia B) Germany C) China D) North Korea
Explanation: A, Russian lawmakers have approved a law under which officials will now be able to fine or block online media outlets for publishing news they deem fake. Russia’s lower house of parliament voted in favour of the bill.
Q94. The US has revised its visa policy for Pakistani citizens by slashing visa validity from five years to ___ year
A) four B) three C) two D) one
Explanation: D, The US has revised its visa policy for Pakistani citizens by slashing visa validity from five years to one year. Journalists and media persons will not be allowed to stay in the country for over three months without renewing travel permit. Pakistan also issues visas for three months to American journalists.
Q95. The Confederation of Indian Industry, CII said eight segments of the economy alone expected to create over 10 crore jobs by ______?
A) 2020 B) 2025 C) 2030 D) 2035
Explanation: B, The Confederation of Indian Industry, CII said eight segments of the economy alone expected to create over 10 crore jobs by 2025. The eight sectors that CII highlighted include retail, construction, transport and logistics, tourism and hospitality, handlooms and handicrafts, textiles and apparels, food processing, and automotive.
Q96. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, CCEA has approved the setting up of ___ new Kendriya Vidyalayas all over the country?
A) 100 B) 75 C) 50 D) 25
Explanation: C, The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, CCEA has approved the setting up of 50 new Kendriya Vidyalayas all over the country.
Q97. NGT imposes Rs 500 cr fine on _________?
A) Hyundai B) Skoda C) Volkswagen D) Datsun
Explanation: C, The National Green Tribunal slapped a fine of 500 Crore rupees on German auto major Volkswagen for damaging the environment using cheat device in its diesel cars in India.
Q98. Khurja Super Thermal Power Plant is in which state?
A) Rajasthan B) Odisha C) Gujarat D) Uttar Pradesh
Explanation: D, The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, CCEA has approved the investment approval for a 1320 megawatt Khurja Super Thermal Power Plant (STPP) in Bulandshahar of Uttar Pradesh
Q99. Who appointed as the Governor of Mizoram?
A) Kummanam Rajasekharan B) Jagdish Mukhi C) OP Kohli D) B. D. Mishra
Explanation: B, Governor of Mizoram Kummanam Rajasekharan has resigned from his post. President Ramnath Kovind has appointed Prof. Jagdish Mukhi as the Governor of Mizoram, in addition to his own duties of Assam Governor, until regular arrangement for the office of the Governor of Mizoram is made.
Q100. Which Country criticized over human rights by 36 countries?
A) Iran B) Pakistan C) Syria D) Saudi Arabia
Explanation: D, Thirty-six countries have signed an open letter criticizing Saudi Arabia’s human rights record. The collective rebuke was signed by all countries in the European Union plus Australia, Canada, Norway, New Zealand, Liechtenstein, Monaco and Montenegro.
+100 Bonus Questions
Current Affairs March 2019
Q1: Who is the Head of the United Nations Environment Programme?
A) Joyce Msuya B) Jokate Mwegelo C) Vanessa Mdee D) Rebeca Gyumi
Explanation: A, Head: Joyce Msuya || Abbreviation: UN Environment || Founded: 5 June 1972, Nairobi, Kenya || Director: Erik Solheim || Founders: Maurice Strong, Wangari Maathai || Subsidiary: World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Q2: Previous Special Olympics were held in Austria in __________.
A) 2018 B) 2017 C) 2016 D) 2015
Explanation: B, Previous Special Olympics were held in Austria (2017) and the next Special Olympics will be held in Sweden (2021).
Q3: Quetta Gladiators has defeated ____________ in the Final of the 2019 Pakistan Super League Tournament.
A) Peshawar Zalmi B) Lahore Qalandars C) Karachi Kings D) Islamabad United
Explanation: A, Quetta Gladiators has defeated Peshawar Zalmi in the Final of the 2019 Pakistan Super League Tournament.
Q4: Bengaluru FC has defeated ____________ in the final of 2018–19 Indian Super League season.
A) Jamshedpur City FC
B) Mumbai City FC
C) FC Goa
Explanation: C, Bengaluru FC has defeated FC Goa in the final of 2018–19 Indian Super League season.
Q5: Who is the Champion of I-League 2018–19?
A) Chennai City FC B) East Bengal C) Mohan Bagan D) Churchill Brothers
Explanation: A, I-League 2018–19:- Champions:- Chennai City || Runner Up:- East Bengal
Q 6: RBI has named State Bank of India, ICICI Bank and ____________ Bank as Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs).
A) Axis B) Kotak C) HDFC D) Bank of India
Explanation: C, RBI has named State Bank of India, ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank as Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs).
Q7: ____________ has partnered with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) to promote Project ‘Sangam’.
A) Google B) Adobe C) Microsoft D) IBM
Explanation: C, Microsoft has partnered with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) to promote Project ‘Sangam’.
Q8: ___________ Systems Pvt. Ltd. has received Best Domestic Water Purifier Award 2018-19 for its RO+UV+UF technology.
A) Kent RO
B) Eureka Forbes RO
C) Samsung RO
D) Ion Exchange RO
Explanation: A, Kent RO Systems Pvt. Ltd. has received Best Domestic Water Purifier Award 2018-19 for its RO+UV+UF technology.
Q9: What is the capital of Uzbekistan?
A) Tashkent B) Samarkand C) Dushanbe D) Ashgabat
Explanation: A, Uzbekistan: – Capital: Tashkent || Currency: Uzbekistani soʻm || President: Shavkat Mirziyoyev
Q10: Retired Supreme Court Judge Justice _____________ has been recommended to be India’s 1st Lokpal.
A) Madan Lokur B) Pinaki Chandra Ghose C) Anil R. Dave D) G. S. Singhvi
Explanation: B, Retired Supreme Court Judge Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose has been recommended to be India’s 1st Lokpal.
Q11: On which date, Global Recycling Day was observed?
A) 18th March B) 19th March C) 20th March D) 21st March
Explanation: A, Global Recycling Day is held on 18th March every year, with an aim to change the mindset of governments, businesses, communities and individuals around the world, to see recyclables as resource – not waste. The theme for Global Recycling Day 2019 was “Recycling into the Future”. It was created in 2018 to help recognize, and celebrate, the importance recycling plays in preserving our precious primary resources and securing the future of our planet.
Q12: India is at _________ place, seven spots down from last year on Happiness report 2019.
A) 133th B) 137th C) 140th D)142th
Explanation: C, India is at 140th place, seven spots down from last year on Happiness report 2019.
Q13: When is the International Day of Forests celebrated?
A)16 March B)18 March C)22 March D) 21 March
Explanation: D, The International Day of Forests is held annually on 21 March to raise awareness of the importance of forests to people and their vital role in poverty eradication, environmental sustainability and food security. The theme for 2019 is Forests and Education. The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on 21 December 2012, which declared that 21 March of each year is to be observed as the International Day of Forests.
Q14: The world’s longest sandstone cave named Krem Puri was recently discovered in _________.
A) Assam B) Nagaland C) Meghalaya D) Manipur
Explanation: C, The world’s longest sandstone cave named Krem Puri was recently discovered in Meghalaya. It has a staggering length of 24.5 km, almost three times the height of Mount Everest, and contains some dinosaur fossils from 66-76 million years ago as well.
Q15: Which of the following Forest Ordinance Bill has been passed by Lok Sabha?
A) Indian forest act bamboo bill 2019 B) Indian forest act bamboo bill 2017 C) Indian Forest (Amendment) Bill, 2018 D) Indian Forest (Amendment) Bill, 2017
Explanation: D, The Lok Sabha passed the Indian Forest (Amendment) Bill, 2017. The bill replaces Indian Forest (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017 promulgated by President Ram Nath Kovind in November 2017 and amends Indian Forest Act, 1927. Though bamboo was taxonomically a grass, it was earlier defined as a tree under the Indian Forest Act, 1927 and its felling and transit required permission. It was a major impediment for bamboo cultivation by farmers on non-forest land. The bill omits bamboo grown in non-forest areas from the definition of trees. The omission thereby exempts it from requiring permits for felling or transportation of bamboo grown in non-forest areas. With this, bamboo grown in non-forest areas ceases to be a tree. It will encourage bamboo plantation by farmers, which will contribute to doubling farmers income by 2022.
Q16: The 33rd edition of India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol ‘Ind-Indo Corpat’ Exercise has started at _____________.
A) Vizag B) Chennai C) Port Blair D) Kolkata
Explanation: C, The 33rd edition of India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol ‘Ind-Indo Corpat’ Exercise has started at Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Q17: Sudin Dhavalikar, Vijay Sardesai was appointed as the Deputy CM of which Indian state?
A) Andra Pradesh B) Maharashtra C) Bihar D) Goa
Explanation: D, After the appointment of Goa’s new CM Pramod Sawant, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP)’s Sudin Dhavalikar and Goa Forward Party (GFP)’s chief Vijay Sardesai appointed as Goa Deputy Chief Minister. Sudin Dhavalikar, Vijay Sardesai will be succeeded Francis Dsouza.
Q18: India is ranked ____________ on Global Energy Transition Index which is compiled by World Economic Forum.
A)79th B) 78th C) 76th D) 77th
Explanation: C, India is ranked 76th on Global Energy Transition Index which is compiled by World Economic Forum.
Q19: 23rd March is observed as __________.
A) World Wildlife Day B) No Smoking Day C) World Meteorological Day D World Kidney Day
Explanation: C, World Meteorological Day is observed annually on March 23 to commemorate the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1950. The day also underlines the efforts of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services for the safety and well-being of society. The theme 2019 was “The Sun, the Earth and the Weather”. The day was first observed in 1961.
Q20: Which state inaugurated a web portal, ‘Banglar Shiksha’ for school students?
A) Andhra Pradesh B) Uttar Pradesh C) West Bengal D) Rajasthan
Explanation: C, West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee inaugurated a web portal, ‘Banglar Shiksha’, which is set to provide real-time data on state-run and aided schools. The portal, banglarshiksha.gov.in, will be up and running in two months’ time, the minister stated. A statement issued by the school education department stated that the portal will store real-time data of 1.5 crore students, 5 lakh teachers and 1 lakh schools.
Q21: RBI and Bank of Japan have signed a Bilateral Swap Arrangement that provides for India to access __________ US dollars.
A)85 billion B) 70 billion C) 75 billion D) 80 billion
Explanation: C, RBI and Bank of Japan have signed a Bilateral Swap Arrangement that provides for India to access 75 billion US dollars.
Q22: According to Moody’s, Indian economy is expected to grow at __________ percent in 2019-2020.
Explanation: A, According to Moody’s, Indian economy is expected to grow at 7.3 percent in the calendar year 2019 and 2020, and the government spending announced ahead of elections this year which will support near-term growth. Moody’s stated in its quarterly Global Macro Outlook for 2019 and 2020. In 2018- 19 fiscal, ending March 2019, Indian economy is estimated to have grown 7 percent, lower than 7.2 percent in 2017-18.
Q23: Government will set-up a Centre for Disability Sports at ___________.
A) Indore B)Bhopal C) Jaipur D) Gwalior
Explanation: D, Govt. will setup a Centre for Disability Sports at Gwalior.
Q24: Which state launched the Rice Knowledge Bank web portal to magnify knowledge on rice production technologies and techniques?
A) Assam B) Maharashtra C) Gujarat D) Punjab
Explanation: A, Rice Knowledge Bank-Assam, which is an agriculture web portal is dedicated to magnify knowledge on rice production technologies and techniques, best production practices and state agriculture facts, was launched under World Bank funded project – Agri-business and Rural Transformation (APART). This portal is the repercussion of efforts of Assam Rural Infrastructure and Agricultural Services Society, Assam Agricultural University with technical assistance from International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). The motive behind this is to curtail the gap between research and on-field rice production practices for small-scale farmers in Assam.
Q25: ‘Mainamati Maitree Exercise 2019’ between BSF and BGB was held in __________.
A) West Bengal B) Odisha C) Tripura D) Chhattisgarh
Explanation: C, Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) took part in the 3-day ‘Mainamati Maitree Exercise 2019’ as a part of ‘Confidence Building Measures’ between India and Bangladesh held in Agartala, Tripura. The main objective of this exercise was to plan and conduct anti-smuggling and anti-criminal activity related operations with an aim to achieve better joint operational efficiency and border management in the area.
Q26: National Safety Day is observed on _________ as the foundation day of National Safety Council Government Ministry.
A) 6th March B) 5th March C) 3rd March D) 4th March
Explanation: D, National Safety Day is observed on 4th March as the foundation day of National Safety Council Government Ministry.
Q27: National Safety Council of India celebrates National Safety Day on every 4th March. It’s theme is;
A) Manage stress at Workplace and Control Hazards
B) Build a Safety Culture for Sustainable Supply Chain
C) Cultivate and Sustain a safety culture for building nation
D) Work Together to ensure a safe and healthy workplace
Explanation: C, In India, National Safety Day (NSC) is observed on 4th March every year by National Safety Council of India. This day is celebrated to make every people safe from issues like Financial Loss, Health problems and environmental problems. NSC was set up on 4th March 1966 by Ministry of Labour, GOI. The day was initiated in 1972 as a commemoration to the Foundation Day of the National Safety Council (NSC). Theme – “Cultivate and Sustain a safety culture for building nation”.
Q27: Minister for Textiles Smriti Irani has launched a comprehensive programme for the development of knitting and knitwear sector under the ____________ scheme.
A) PowerTextile India B) PowerTextile India C) PowerTex India D) PowerTax India
Explanation: C, Minister for Textiles Smriti Irani has launched a comprehensive programme for the development of knitting and knitwear sector under the PowerTex India scheme.
Q28: This airport was declared as the best airport in the category of over “40 million passengers per annum (MPPA)” in Asia Pacific in the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Programme for 2018.
A) Biju Patnaik International Airport
B) Cochin International Airport
C) Indira Gandhi International Airport
D) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
Explanation: C, The Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport, New Delhi was declared as the best airport in the category of over “40 million passengers per annum (MPPA)” in Asia Pacific by Airports Council International (ACI) in the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Programme for 2018.It had maintained the position of World no. 2 from 2011 to 2013 and in 2014 went up to become the World no. 1 in the 25- 40 MMPA category and stayed at that position in 2015.It stood World No. 2 in the highest category of more than 40 MPPA in 2016 and in 2017, it was adjudged as the best airport in the highest category of over 40 MPPA.
Q29: The Indian General Elections, 2019 is scheduled to be held in 7 phases from 11 April 2019 to 19 May 2019 to constitute the _________ Lok Sabha.
A) 17th B) 16th C) 19th D) 18th
Explanation: A, The Indian General Elections, 2019 is scheduled to be held in 7 phases from 11 April 2019 to 19 May 2019 to constitute the 17th Lok Sabha.
Q30. In which city was the summit between American President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held in March 2019?
A) Bangkok B) Singapore C) Hong Kong D) Hanoi
Q31. Who recently became the only cricketer in the world to have scored 500 sixes in international cricket matches?
A) Rohit Sharma B) Chris Gayle C) Virat Kohli D) Steve Smith
Q32. Which of these was observed from 08 to 22 March 2019?
A) Poshan Pakhwada
B) Hindi Pakhwada
C) Swachchta Pakhwada
D) Ekta Pakhwada
Q33. Shri Manohar Parriker, the former Chief Minister of Goa was graduate from which of the following IITs?
A) Kanpur B) Delhi C) Kharagpur D) Madras
Q34. At which of the following places is the National Institute of Unani Medicine being set up?
A) Panipat B) Gorakhpur C) Bhopal D) Ghaziabad
Q35. Which model of Boeing was suspended from operations after 2 successive crashes?
A) 737 Max 7 B) 737 Max 8 C) 747 – 500X D) 747 Dreamliner
Q36. Recently 5 varieties of coffee were granted GI tag. Bababudangiri Arabica coffee which one of the variety is chiefly grown in –
A) Karnataka B) Kerala C) Tamil Nadu D) Andhra Pradesh
Q37. The rank of which country was better than India’s rank in the World Happiness Index 2019?
A) Pakistan B) Bangladesh C) Sri Lanka d) All of the above
Q38. Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley received the Business Line Changemaker of the Year Award on behalf of the GST Council. Who presented the award to the minister?
A) Dr. Manmohan Singh B) Shri N. Ram C) Shri Ramnath Kovind D) Shri Narendra Modi
Q39. The newly introduced 20 rupee coin is a ______ edged polygon.
A) 8 B) 10 C) 12 D) 14
Q49. Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 extend benefit of reservation to whom?
A) People living within 15 of International Border B) People living within 10 of International Border C) People living within 05 of International Border D) None of the above
Q50. The cVIGIL app has been launched by which organisation for elections administration?
A) Election Commission of India
B) Central Government
C) NGO named ADR
D) None of the above
Q51. Recently, the 200-point roster system has been used in which context?
A) School grading system
B) Deciding seniority in the government offices
C) Reservation in universities
D) None of the above
Q52. New bench of Calcutta High Court has been setup in which district?
C) Cooch Behar
Q53. Whether Section 126 of The Representation of the People (RP) Act covers social media for the purpose of the regulation?
A) Partially regulate
B) Full regulate
C) Social media not covered
D) None of the above
Q54. Under the Lokpal Act, 2013 states are obliged to establish Lokayukta within the time period of?
A) 2 years B) 1 year C) 6 months D) 3 years
Q55. What is the composition of Lokpal as per 2013 Act?
A) Chairperson and 8 members
B) Chairperson and 6 members
C) Chairperson and 10 members
D) None of the above
Q56. The Constitution (One Hundred and Eighth Amendment) Bill, 2008 dealt with?
A) Women reservation in legislature
B) Women reservation in educational institutions
C) Reservation for differently abled
D) None of the above
Q57. Power to punish for contempt has been provided under the Constitutions to which of the following bodies?
A) Supreme Court B) District Courts C) Tribunals D) All of the above
Q58. The Turing Award is given in the domain of
A) Chemistry B) Physics C) Computing C) Mathematics
Q59. Which of the following chemicals can be used for cloud seeding?
A) Hydrogen Peroxide B) Silver Iodide C) Calcium Hydroxide D) Mercury
Q60. CRISPR technology is used for
A) Space Jet Fuels B) Artificial Intelligence C) Machine Learning D) Gene Editing
Q61. Bolo App has been launched by
A) Google B) Microsoft C) Adobe D) Hewlett Packard
Q62. According to the World Happiness Report which country is at the top?
A) Germany B) Finland C) U.S.A D) Bhutan
Q63. For sensitizing small laboratories to basic doable quality practices, (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration) NABL has launched another voluntary scheme called Quality Assurance Scheme (QAS) for Basic Composite (BC) Medical Laboratories (Entry Level).
Which of the following statements regarding the scheme are true?
1)The scheme will help to bring quality at the grass root level of India’s health system where laboratories follow the imperatives of quality in all their processes.
2)This entry level scheme of NABL will enhance the intent of Ayushmaan Bharat Yojana of universal access to quality healthcare for the majority of citizens especially those residing in villages and small towns by providing them access to quality diagnostics.
3)State Governments are being encouraged to adopt this entry-level scheme for registering labs as establishments under the Clinical Establishment Act, which will help organize the sector of diagnostics in these states.
A)1 & 2 only
B)2 & 3 only
C)1 & 3 only
D)All of the above
Q64. Which of the following are the diseases caused by viruses in human beings?
A)1, 2 & 3 only
B)2 & 5 only
C)3, 4 & 5 only
D)All of the above
Q65. Consider the following statements regarding the recently launched ‘Handloom Haat’ initiative by the ministry of textiles:
1)The project aims to provide marketing opportunities to authentic handloom products from various States, PSUs and cooperative societies.
2)Its main objective is to provide infrastructure support to handloom agencies to augment their sales of handloom products and to showcase the exquisite variety of handloom products produced all over the country.
3)A special repository created under the scheme will also house the virtual registers of the textiles and crafts resources, which are available in the Weaver Service Centres, the Crafts Museums, similar institutions and private collections.
Which of the above statements are true?
A)1 & 2 only
B)2 & 3 only
C)1 & 3 only
D) All the above
Q66. Which of the following statements regarding the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) are true?
1)Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) is a campaign launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals to provide quality medicines at affordable prices to the masses.
2)It also aims to create awareness among the public regarding generic medicines.
3)The Janaushadhi medicines have played a big role in bringing down the out of pocket expenditure of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases in India.
4)Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is the implementing agency of the scheme.
A)1, 2 & 3 only
B)2, 3 & 4 only
C)1 & 3 only
D) All of the above
Q67. Which of the following Indian freedom struggle personalities is known as the mother of Indian revolutions?
A) Aruna Asaf Ali
B) Madam Bikaji Rustom Cama
C) JB Kripalani
D) Pritilatha Wadekar
Q68: Which of the following features of Indian temples resembles pylons of the Egyptian temples?
A) Lat B) Vimana C) Gopura D) Shikhara
Q69: Which of the following states is the sole producer of agate, chalk, and perlite in India?
A) Rajasthan B) Karnataka C) Gujarat D) Tamil Nadu
Q70: Which of the following states is India’s largest Bauxite producer?
A) Odisha B) Jharkhand C) Rajasthan D) Karnataka
Q71: Which of the following is responsible for the fact that Tennis ball bounces higher at high altitudes than in plains?
A) Low Gravity B) High Gravity C) Less dense air D) Low atmospheric temperature
Q72: Which of the following is not a correct statement?
A)One litre of cold air will be heavier than one litre of hot air
B)Bats are blind but can fly in the dark because of echolocation
C)In the human body, Liver stores glucose as glycogen
D)Foot and mouth disease of cattle is a viral disease
Q73: A persistent fall in the general price level of goods and services is known as __:
A) Deflation B) Disinflation C) Stagflation D) Depression
Q74: India’s first Uranium Mine is located at which among the following places?
A) Jadugauda B) Tummalapalle C) Pichli D) Dalbhum
Q75: Tabo Monastery is located in which of the following states?
A) Arunachal Pradesh B) Himachal Pradesh C) Jammu & Kashmir D) Sikkim
Q76: Which of the following is a correct set of two official languages of the United Nations?
A) Hindi and Chinese B) Arabic and Chinese C) Japanese and Chinese D) Hindi and French
Q77: The constitutional position of President of India is most closely similar to __:
A) British Monarch B) US President C) Russian President D) British Prime Minister
Q78: Maize crop is largely confined to
A) North Telangana B) Rayalseema C) South Telangana D) North Coastal Andhra
Q80: Nagarjuna Sagar project was constructed on the river
A) Godavari B) Krishna C) Penna D) Vamsadhara
Q81: The total population of Andhra Pradesh as per 2001 census was about
A) 7 1/2 crores B) 7 crores C) 6 1/2 crores D) 6 crores
Q82: Who has produced the movie Bhakta Prahlada?
A) Nageswara Rao B) PullaiahG C) Ramabrahmam D) Reddy
Q83: The Ramoji Film City was established in the year?
A)1991 B) 1996 C) 1998 D) 2001
Q84: Which one is the first Telegu newspaper?
A)Satya Doota B) Andhra Patrika C) Desabhimini D) Bharati
Q85: Which city is also known as The Jewel of the East Coast?
A)Visakhapatnam B) Vijayawada C) Tirupati D) Hyderabad
Q86: Who is the founder of Hyderabad State Congress?
A)Qasim Razvi B) Narasimha Rao C) Swami Ramanand Tirtha D) Keshavarao Koratkar
Q87: Which one will be the capital city of Andhra Pradesh after Hyderabad?
A)Visakhapatnam B) Guntur C) Vijayawada D) Amaravati
Q88: Which one is not a tributary of Krishna River?
A)Venna B)Indravati C) Bhima D) Tungabhadra
Q89: Who has been appointed as the new Chairperson of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC)?
A)Aroon Purie B) Punit Goenka C) Vikramajit Sen D) Mukul Mudgal
Q90: Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate has passed away. He hailed from which country?
A)Japan B) Taiwan C) Indonesia D) China
Q91: Who has been conferred the 2017 Personality of the Year award by Skoch Consultancy Services (SCS)?
A)Kishore Sansi B) Nandan Nilekani C) Dilip Parekh D) C Rangarajan
Q92: which state has become the first Indian state to make social boycott a crime?
A)Punjab B) Maharashtra C) Kerala D) Andhra Pradesh
Q93: Which state government will set up a modern ornamental fish hatchery in the state?
A)Jharkhand B) Himachal Pradesh C) Odisha D) Haryana
Q94: which country hosted the 2017 Everest International Model United Nations (EIMUN) Regional Conference?
A)China B) Bhutan C) India D) Nepal
Q95: Who is the author of the book “Narendra Modi: The Making of a Legend”?
A) Sanjay Mathur B) Bindeshwar Pathak C) Aditya Sen D) Mohan Chauhan
Q96: The Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary (PWS) is located in which state?
A) Mizoram B) Nagaland C) Sikkim D)Tripura
Q97: Andhra Pradesh economy is basically an economy of
A) Agriculture sector B) Secondary sector C) Services sector D) Export-oriented sector
Q98: In the total geographical area of it, the proportion of the sown area is about
A) 2/5th B) 1/3rd C) 2/3rd D) one-half
Q99. The Draft Emigration bill 2019, recently released, is set to replace the extent one under the Emigration Act of ______
A) 1981 B) 1983 C) 1985 D) 1987
Q100. _______ has launched Project Saamrath, which is aimed at skilling, upskilling and reskilling 10 lakh personnel.
A) Coffee Board B) Rubber Skill Development Council C) APEDA D) Tea Board
Author – Bhavi Chauhan