1. Who among the following Indian wrestler has won the Gold Medal in 53 Kg category at the Grand Prix of Spain?
A. Divya Kakran
B. Vinesh Phogat
C. Pooja Dhanda
D. Manju Kumari
2. Consider the following statements related to Nag missiles:
1. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) carried out 3 successful test firings of Nag missiles during both day and night in Pokhran firing ranges.
2. The Nag missile is an Indian third generation “fire-and-forget” anti-tank guided missile.
3. The Defense Acquisition Council has last year approved the procurement of DRDO’s designed and developed Nag Missile System (NAMIS) at the cost of Rs 524 crore.
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
3. Who was Joao Gilberto, who died at the age of 88?
4. Consider the following statements related to POCSO Act:
1. Cabinet approves Amendment in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012.
2. The POCSO Act, 2012 was enacted to Protect the Children from Offences of Sexual Assault, Sexual harassment.
Which of the above statement/statements are correct?
A. Only 1
B. only 2
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2.
5. Where was the the world’s largest burn and plastic surgery institute started functioning from July 4, 2019?
6. Consider the following statements:
1. Cabinet approves Inter-State River Water disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
2. It will further streamline the adjudication of inter-State river water disputes.
3. The Bill seeks to amend the Inter State River Water Disputes Act, 1956 with a view to streamline the adjudication of inter-state river water disputes and make the present institutional architecture robust.
7. Who among the following has been appointed as head of National Cricket Academy?
A. Rahul Dravid
B. Harbhajan Singh
C. Ashish Nehra
D. Sourav Ganguly
8. Consider the following statements related to Meri Fasal Mera Byora’ portal:
1. Haryana government launched ‘Meri Fasal Mera Byora’ portal to enable farmers to report their land and crop details.
2. The portal will help the farmers by availing the benefits of several government schemes directly after uploading their crop-related details.
3. The portal has brought the departments of agriculture and farmer’s welfare, revenue, food civil supplies and consumer affairs and science and technology on a single platform for the betterment of the farmers.
9. Which country has recently inaugurated its first model village built with Indian assistance of Rs 1,200 million ($17.5 million)?
B. Sri Lanka
10. Consider the following statements
1. The second India-Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue has been started in New Delhi.
2. It will be held under the chairmanship of Rajiv Kumar (NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman) and TimurMaksimov (Deputy Minister of the Economic Development of Russia).
Answer: 1) B
Wrestler Vinesh Phogat has won a gold medal in the 53kg category, while Divya Kakran has won the gold medal in the 68kg category at the Grand Prix of Spain.Pooja Dhanda (57kg) has won a silver after losing the title clash to Russia’s Veronika Chumikova.
Answer: 2) D
DRDO successfully carried out three successful test firings of the NAG missiles in the Pokhran firing ranges. Defense Research and Development Organization conducted this test towards the induction of the Nag anti-tank guided missiles into the Army. The Nag missiles were test-fired during both day and night during the trials. The Defence Acquisition Council has last year approved the procurement of DRDO’s designed and developed NAG Missile System (NAMIS) at the cost of Rs. 524 crore.
Defense Acquisition Council
Answer: 3) A
Joao Gilberto, a Brazilian singer, guitarist and songwriter died. He was considered one of the fathers of the bossa nova genre that gained global popularity in the 1960s and became an iconic sound of the South American nation. Bossa nova is a fusion of samba and jazz that emerged in the late 1950s and gained a worldwide in the 1960s.
Answer: 4) C
In a historic decision to protect the children from Sexual offences, the Union Cabinet has approved the Amendments in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012. It will make punishment more stringent for committing sexual crimes against children including death penalty. The amendments also provide for levy of fines and imprisonment to curb child pornography.
Answer: 5) B
The world’s largest burn and plastic surgery institute in Dhaka started functioning.Inaugurating the OPD of the institute Health and Family Welfare Minister of Bangladesh Zahid Maleque said about 6 lakh people suffer burn injuries in Bangladesh every year who will benefit from the institute. Named Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute, the 500-bed hospital with 50 ICU and 12 operation theatres will provide advanced treatment to burn patients in Bangladesh. The institute has been built at a cost of over 500 crore Taka.
Answer: 6) D
The Union Cabinet has approved the Inter-State River Water disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2019for adjudication of disputes relating to waters of inter-State rivers and river valley thereof. It will further streamline the adjudication of inter-State river water disputes. The Bill seeks to amend the Inter State River Water Disputes Act, 1956 with a view to streamline the adjudication of inter-state river water disputes and make the present institutional architecture robust. Constitution of a single tribunal with different benches along with fixation of strict timelines for adjudication will result expeditious resolution of disputes relating to inter-state rivers. The amendments in the Bill will speed up the adjudication of water disputes referred to it. When any request under the Act is received from any State Government in respect of any water dispute on the inter-State rivers and the Central government is of the opinion that the water dispute cannot be settled by negotiations, the Central Government constitutes a Water Disputes Tribunal for the adjudication of the water dispute.
Answer: 7) A
BCCI has formally appointed Rahul Dravid as the National Cricket Academy’s Head of Cricket. Dravid will oversee all cricket related activities at NCA and will be involved in mentoring, coaching, training and motivating players, coaches and support staff at the NCA. NCA was established in 2000 and, is a cricket facility of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for training young cricketers.
Answer: 8) D
Haryana government launched ‘Meri Fasal Mera Byora’ portal to enable farmers to report their land and crop details. The online portal will also help them receive the benefits of several government schemes directly. According to him, the farmer would also be required to fill the details about the non-cultivated land in case he has not sown any crop yet. A financial incentive of Rs 10 per acre or part thereof, subject to minimum of Rs. 20 to maximum Rs 50, would be provided to each farmer, who register in the portal.
Meri Fasal Mera Byora’ portal
Answer: 9) B
A model village built with Indian assistance as part of a housing project meant for war affected people and estate workers was inaugurated in Sri Lanka. India entered into a partnership with the Ministry of Housing and Construction and Cultural Affairs of Sri Lanka to build 100 model village consisting of a total of 2,400 houses across Sri Lanka. It is a part of a housing project meant for war-affected people in the north and east Sri Lanka and estate workers in the plantation areas. 2,400 houses are in addition to the 60,000 accommodations built under the Indian Housing Project. Grant from India to Sri Lanka for the project was Rs 1,200 million ($17.5 million).
Answer: 10) C
The second India-Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue has been started in New Delhi. It will be held under the chairmanship of Rajiv Kumar (NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman) and TimurMaksimov (Deputy Minister of the Economic Development of Russia).The first Dialogue was held in St. Petersburg on November 2018. The meeting will focus on six core areas of cooperation, including the development of transport infrastructure and technologies, agriculture and agro-processing sector and small and medium business support.
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