1. Who is the author of the book ‘Undaunted: Save the Idea of India’?
A. Salman Khursheed
C. Shashi Tharoor
D. Kapil Sibbal
2. At which place was the three day Krishi Kumbh-2019 was inaugurated?
3. Arun Prabha is the first television channel of which state?
A. Himachal Pradesh
B. Arunachal Pradesh
C. Andhra Pradesh
D. Andaman Nicobar
4. In which country more than 450 Indians have been confirmed citizenship under the government’s ‘Windrush Scheme’, set up in the wake of an immigration scandal in 2018?
D. United Kingdom
5. Which of the followings birth anniversary is celebrated as Unani Day?
B. Hakim Ajmal Khan
6. Consider the following statements :
1. CUTLASS EXPRESS – 2019 a multinational training exercise.
2. Its aims to improve law enforcement capacity, promote regional security and progress inter-operability between the armed forces of the participating nations.
3. During the exercise, INS Trikand, a front-line warship of the Indian Navy, participated.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A. 1 and 2 are correct
B. 1 and 3 are correct
C. 2 and 3 are correct
D. All of the above
7. Consider the following statements :
1. The 22nd Indian Birding fair organized at Jaipur’s Man Sagar Lake
2. The fair was dedicated to waders.
Which of the above statement/statements are correct?
A. Only 1
B. only 2
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2.
8. Consider the following statements :
1. The Great Indian Bustard: Mascot for COP-13
2. COP-13 provides a global platform for the conservation and sustainable use of migratory animals and their habitats.
3. It is also referred to as the Bonn Convention.
9. Consider the following statements :
1. PETROTECH 2019 is India’s flagship biennial international oil and gas conference and exhibition.
2. The theme of PETROTECH 2019 is – Shaping the New Energy World through Innovation and Collaboration.
10. Consider the following statements :
1. Assam govt announces “Arundhati Scheme”
2. Under this Scheme, Assam Government is Going to Provide 10gm (1 Tola) Gold to EWS Category Brides of the State.
Answer: 1) B
Former Finance Minister of India P Chidambram has released a book titled Undaunted: Saving the Idea of India. The book emphasizes that India is threatened by the present NDA government which is demolishing the very core of India by replacing Indian constitution to a more Hindutva oriented rule book. According to the book, India will be better served by secular and left oriented parties.
Answer: 2) A
In Bihar, Governor Lalji Tandon and Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh jointly inaugurated the three -day Krishi Kumbh in Motihari. Over fifteen thousand farmers from different states and about two hundred agricultural scientists are participating in the Kumbh. The objective of Krishi Kumbh is to promote modern techniques and diversification in agriculture that could help in doubling farmers income.
Answer: 3) B
A new 24 x 7 television channel of Doordarshan, DD Arun Prabha, to be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Saturday, will fulfil the aspirations of the people of the northeastern region.DD Arun Prabha, with its head office at Itanagar, will telecast programmes on the diverse culture of the northeastern states.
DD additional director general (programme), PK Subash said, “The DD now has 16 regional channels and DD Arun Prabha will be the 17th one besides the existing seven national channels.” The state-owned broadcaster already runs ‘DD North-East’, which telecasts entertainment and information-based programmes in Assamese, Bengali, English and other languages of the region.
Answer: 4) D
More than 450 Indians have confirmed their British citizenship under the government’s ‘Windrush Scheme’, set up in the wake of an immigration scandal last year. The ‘Windrush Generation’ refers to citizens of former British colonies who arrived in the UK before 1973, when the rights of such Commonwealth citizens to live and work in Britain were substantially curtailed.
The immigrants referred to under the bracket of ‘Windrush Generation’ relates to a ship named ‘Windrush’, which brought Jamaican workers to the UK shores in 1948. The scandal emerged last year as many, including Indians, who arrived as children around that period were struggling to access state services or even threatened with deportation because they did not possess any documents to prove they arrived in Britain before 1973.
Answer: 5) B
The International Conference on Unani Medicine was held in New Delhi.It was organised by Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM), under Ministry of AYUSH is organizing as part of celebration of Unani Day (February 11). The theme of the conference was Integration of Unani System of Medicine in main stream healthcare.
The birthday of great Unani researcher Hakim Ajmal Khan i.e. 11th February is celebrated as Unani Day. Hakim Ajmal Khan was eminent Indian Unani physician who was versatile genius, freedom fighter, educationist and founder of scientific research in Unani Medicine. This year it was 150th Birth Anniversary of Hakim Ajmal Khan.
Answer: 6) D
CUTLASS EXPRESS – 2019 a multinational training exercise which aims to improve law enforcement capacity, promote regional security and progress inter-operability between the armed forces of the participating nations for the purpose of interdicting illegal maritime activity in the Western Indian Ocean.
It was held recently from 27 Jan to 06 Feb 2019. It was held recently in which INS Trikand, a front-line worship of the Indian Navy, participated. During the exercise, Naval, Coast Guard, and Marine Police personnel from a number of East African countries were jointly trained by mentors from USA, India, and Netherlands, with the support of international organizations like the IMO, Combined Maritime Force (CMF) and European Naval Forces (EUNAVFOR).
The exercise was conducted in two phases.The first called the Command Post Exercise (CPX).The second phase called the Final Training Exercise (FTX).
Answer: 7) C
The 22nd Indian Birding fair was organized by the Tourism & Wildlife Society of India and supported by Jaipur Zoo and some philanthropic bodies and overseas organizations. The fair was dedicated to waders. The Indian subcontinent hosts 84 species of wading birds, 64 of which are migratory. The Wading Birds which are tiny birds mostly confined to the edges of water and are observed feeding across moist surfaces.
Answer: 8) D
The Centre announced that the Great Indian Bustard GIB will be its mascot for the 13th Conference of Parties (COP) of the UN Convention on the conservation of migratory species (CMS) to be held in Gujarat 2020.
It was formed in order to protect the migratory species throughout their range countries under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme. It is also referred to as the Bonn Convention, it provides a global platform for the conservation and sustainable use of migratory animals and their habitats. Under this convention, migratory species threatened with extinction are listed on Appendix I and Parties strive towards strictly protecting these animals, conserving or restoring the places where they live, mitigating obstacles to migration and controlling other factors that might endanger them. Migratory species that need or would significantly benefit from international co-operation are listed in Appendix II of the Convention.
Answer: 9) C
India launched the third bidding round under its open acreage licensing policy (OALP), at the 13th edition of Petrotech 2019, a strategic hydrocarbon event held in Greater Noida.
PETROTECH 2019 is India’s flagship biennial international oil and gas conference and exhibition. It is Asia’s largest oil and gas event. The theme of PETROTECH 2019 is – Shaping the New Energy World through Innovation and Collaboration. This global event aims at bringing Energy Ministers, professionals, industry leaders, -academicians and domain experts from the energy sector on a common platform. It also showcases the strengths & potential of Indian Hydrocarbon industry to the world besides providing a vibrant platform for sharing of experience, exchange of ideas, knowledge and technological developement across various segments of the hydrocarbon industry.
Answer: 10) C
Assam govt announces “Arundhati Scheme”.Under this Scheme, Assam Government is Going to Provide 10gm (1 Tola) Gold to EWS Category Brides of the State. Rs. 300 Crore is allocated to this Scheme in the recently announced state Budget
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