1. Consider the following statements :
1. Under Annadata Sukhibhava scheme 2019, an amount of Rs 9,000 will be given to the farmers having land less than 5
2. This will be in addition to the Rs 6,000 announced by the Central government.
Which of the above statement/statements are correct?
A. Only 1
B. only 2
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2.
2. Consider the following statements :
1. The awards were presented to Shri Rajkumar Singhajit Singh; Chhayanaut and Shri Ram Sutar Vanji for the years 2014, 2015 & 2016
2. Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony was instituted by the Government of India from 2012 recognising the contributions made by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore to humanity.
3. Consider the following statements :
1. Bihar Chief Minister announced an Universal Old Age Pension scheme, named Mukhya Mantri Vriddha Pension Yojana (MMVPY).
2. The scheme will come into its enforcement from 1st April
D. Neither 1 nor 2
4. Consider the following statements :
1. Anoop Satpathy panel recommended raising the minimum wage to Rs 375 a day
2. It has proposed a “balanced diet approach” to compute minimum wages.
5. Consider the following statements :
1. India revoked Most Favoured Nation status granted to Pakistan
2. The MFN status was accorded to Pakistan in 1996 as per India’s commitments as a WTO member.
6. Which country has decided to Hindi as the third official language used in its courts?
A. Abu Dhabi
7. India joined with which country to launch initiative to combat Marine Pollution?
8. Who has appointed as India’s Ambassador to Bhutan?
A. T. Suresh Babu
B. Shri Atul M. Gotsurve
C. Ruchira Kamboj
D. Shri Pradip Kumar Yadav
9. Which Bank wins 9th edition of Aegis Graham Bell Award 2018?
C. YES BANK
10. Who became the first female driver to win the MRF championship?
A. Jamie Laura Chadwick
B. Alice Poweel
C. Carrie Schreiner
D. Abbie Eaton
Answer: 1) C
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu announced Rs 9000 each to the farmers under Annadata Sukhibhava scheme 2019. This will be in addition to the Rs 6,000 announced by the Central government. Effectively, each farmer will get Rs 15,000 per annum. Farmers having land more than 5 acres, will be given Rs 10,000. This will be solely by the state government, as the Centre is not giving any aid to farmers having land more than 5 acres.
Answer: 2) C
The President of India presented the Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra, New Delhi. The awards were presented to Shri Rajkumar Singhajit Singh; Chhayanaut (a cultural organization of Bangladesh); and Shri Ram Sutar Vanji for the years 2014, 2015 & 2016 respectively. This annual award is given to individuals, associations, institutions or organizations for their outstanding contribution towards promoting values of Cultural Harmony.
Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony was instituted by the Government of India from 2012 recognising the contributions made by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore to humanity. It is awarded annually and carries an amount of Rs. One Crore, a citation in a Scroll, a Plaque as well as an exquisite traditional handicraft item.
Answer: 3) C
Bihar Chief Minister announced an Universal Old Age Pension scheme, named Mukhya Mantri Vriddha Pension Yojana (MMVPY). This Yojana is eligible for all irrespective for all caste, community, religion, except for those who are retired from government organizations. The scheme facilitates the amount of Rs. 400 monthly pension for all in the state above the age of 60 who are not getting a pension from the government. The scheme will come into its enforcement from 1st April 2019.
Answer: 4) C
An expert committee set up by the government has recommended setting the minimum wage at Rs 375 a day, higher than the existing rate of Rs 321 for agriculture or unskilled workers and Rs 371for semi-skilled workers. The committee has come up with a new methodology that does away with the variation in wages based on sector, skills and location. It has proposed a “balanced diet approach” to compute minimum wages. An additional Rs 55 has been proposed as rent allowance for workers in urban India.
The committee has also recommended reviewing the consumption basket every five years. It subject to the availability of NSSO-CES data, and – within the period of 5 years – revising and updating the basic minimum wage at least in line with the consumer price index (CPI) every six months, to reflect changes in the cost of living. The ministry of labour and employment had constituted the committee under the chairmanship of Anoop Satpathy, the fellow of the VV Giri National Labour Institute, in January 2017 to review and recommend ways to calculate the national minimum wage.
Answer: 5) C
India announced that it had decided to withdraw the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status granted to Pakistan and would also take all possible steps to isolate the country at the international level after the car bomb attack in the Kashmir Valley. According to the MFN principle of the WTO’s General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) — to which India is a signatory/contracting party — each of the WTO member countries should “treat all the other members equally as ‘most-favoured’ trading partners.”
The MFN status was accorded to Pakistan in 1996 as per India’s commitments as a WTO member. The WTO says, “Grant someone special favour (such as a lower customs duty rate) and you have to do the same for all other WTO members.” Hence, though MFN sounds like special treatment, in effect it means non-discrimination.
Answer: 6) A
Abu Dhabi has decided to include Hindi as the third official language used in its courts, alongside Arabic and English, as part of a move designed to improve access to justice. The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD) stated that, it has extended the adoption of interactive forms of statement of claims filed before courts by including Hindi. The move was aimed to provide foreigners with better access to justice, without a language barrier.
Answer: 7) A
The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change signed a letter of Intent establishing the India-Norway Marine Pollution Initiative together with the Norwegian ministry of Foreign Affairs.Indian and Norwegian governments agreed to work more closely on oceans by signing a MoU and establishing the India-Norway Ocean Dialogue during the Norwegian Prime Minister’s visit to India in January. Norway and India will share experiences and competence, and collaborate on efforts to develop clean and healthy oceans, sustainable use of ocean resources and growth in the blue economy.
Answer: 8) C
Ruchira Kamboj appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Bhutan. She is serving as the High Commissioner of India to South Africa since 2017. Ruchira Kamboj was a 1987 cadre Indian Foreign Service officer.
Answer: 9) C
Aegis Graham Bell Award 2018 announced YES BANK as winner in “Innovation in Data Science” category for their industry-first project “Yes EEE (Engage Enrich Excel)”.9th edition of Aegis Graham Bell Award 2018 hosted by Government of Goa at Entertainment Society of Goa, Panaji. Aegis Graham Bell Awards (AGBA) has been promoting innovations and entrepreneurship in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) domain.
Answer: 10) A
Jamie Chadwick from England made history by becoming the first female driver to win the MRF challenge after scoring a triple win in the final round of the season in Chennai.Chadwick ended the championship with 280 points, including two bonus points for the fastest lap in the last race. Chadwick became the first woman to win a British F3 race in August.
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