Question 1

Which of the following cities will host the Nepal-India Franchise Investment Expo and Conclave?

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Nepal-India Franchise Investment Expo and Conclave will be held in Kathmandu from 15th to 16th May, 2019.

The event primarily focuses on building the relations between India and Nepal through entrepreneurship development.

The conclave is organised by Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FNCCI) in association with Embassy of India and Franchise India.

Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: Summits and Conferences

Question 2

Eminent theatre organiser and playwright Kartik Chandra Rath passed away. He belonged to which of the following states?

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Eminent theatre organiser and playwright Kartik Chandra Rath (70-years) passed away at his residence Cuttack (Odisha) following a brief illness.

His play “Bhagwan Jane Manisha” staged at the National Theatre festival in Allahabad way back in the 1980s gave him an opening as a dramatist from where he scripted a passionate career as a dramatist.

He was the recipient of Kendra Sangeet Natak Akademi award and Odishi Sangeet Natak Akademi award.

Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: Obituaries

Question 3

Who has been appointed Managing Director (MD) of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC)?

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Vipin Anand has taken charge as Managing Director (MD)of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC)of India.

Life Insurance Corporation of India is an Indian state-owned insurance group and investment company headquartered in Mumbai.

Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: National Appointments

Question 4

Which of the following countries has conferred its highest civilian honour ‘Zayed Medal’ to PM Narendra Modi?

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United Arab Emirates (UAE) has conferred its highest civilian honour ‘Zayed Medal’ to PM Narendra Modi for his role in consolidating ties between the UAE and India.

The award came in appreciation of Narendra Modi’s role in consolidating the long-standing friendship and joint strategic cooperation between the two countries.

Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: Honours & Awards

Question 5

United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Sport for Development and Peace is observed on_____________.

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United Nations General Assembly decided to commemorate April 6, the date when the first modern Olympics started in Greece, as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP).
The international football federation (FIFA) is promoting the day across channels.
World-renowned Japanese athletes are joining a United Nations-backed campaign to promote global development goals through the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games their country will host in 2020.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: Important Dates

Question 6

Who has been appointed CEO (chief executive officer) of ‘Ultimate Kho-Kho’ league?

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Tenzing Niyogi (former sports advisory leader at Ernst and Young) has been appointed as the CEO of the Ultimate Kho-Kho league.

Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: Sports

Question 7

Who has become the first Indian male Squash player to enter top 10 of PSA rankings?

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India’s Saurav Ghosal has become the first Indian male squash player to enter the top 10 in the latest PSA world rankings.

Before Saurav Ghosal, only two Indian women players (Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal) had made it to the top 10 in the world rankings.

Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: Sports

Question 8

What is the theme of the International Mine Awareness Day (IMAD) 2019?

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The Theme for International Mine Awareness Day (IMAD) 2019 is “United Nations Promotes SDGs – Safe Ground – Safe Home”.

International Mine Awareness Day (IMAD) is being organized across the world on 4th April to foster the establishment and development of national mine-action capacities in countries.

Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: Important Dates

Question 9

Which grade has been given by Fitch towards India’s sovereign rating?

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Explanation: Rating agency Fitch has retained India’s sovereign rating at ‘BBB-‘ with stable outlook. BBB- is the lowest investment grade. This is the 13th year in a row that global rating agency Fitch has rated India at ‘BBB-‘.

Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: Current Banking Affairs

Question 10

Which of the following states has topped in the eLearning training during 2018-19?

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Telangana state has ranked number one by reaching 20,000 field staff during 2018-19 in eLearning training.

Dr MCR HRD Institute enrolled over 20, 000 field staff in different districts of the State to impart training on 12 soft skills modules and three domain-specific modules.

Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: State Affairs

Question 11

Which of the following countries will set up the India-Africa Institute of Agriculture and Rural Development (IAIARD)?

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India signed an agreement with a development bank (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Consultancy Service) for setting up the India-Africa Institute of Agriculture and Rural Development (IAIARD) in Malawi.

IAIARD will be a Pan-African Institute wherein trainees not only from Malawi but also from other African countries.

Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: International Affairs

Question 12

Who has been appointed industry head of Google India?

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Mayuri Kango has now joined Google India as its industry head.

Earlier, Mayuri Kango Kango was the managing director of Performics Resultrix, part of the Publicis Group.

Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: National Appointments

Question 13

The book ‘#Modi Again: Why Modi is right for India, An Ex-Communist’s Manifesto’ has been written by _____.

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The book “#Modi Again: Why Modi is right for India, An Ex-Communist’s Manifesto” has been written by Aabhas.

It is the story of someone who was raised on communist ideology but grew to question the dogmas he was taught in the education system.

Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: Books & Authors

Question 14

What is the Bank Rate, according to first Bi-monthly Monetary Policy statement for 2019-20?

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As per RBI’s first Bi-monthly Monetary Policy statement for 2019-20, The marginal standing facility (MSF) rate and the Bank Rate to 6.25 per cent.

Bank Rate is the rate at which the Reserve Bank is ready to buy or rediscount bills of exchange or other commercial papers for the long term.

Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: Current Banking Affairs

Question 15

Which of the following services has been launched by WhatsApp in India to tackle rumours ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections?

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WhatsApp launched a new service in India named as ‘tipline’ to tackle rumours ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Users can send suspicious messages to the ‘tipline phone number’ (+91-9643-000-888) to validate the authenticity of claims in those messages, which may be in the form of text, images or videos.

Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: National Affairs

Question 16

The famous Kandhamal haldi (turmeric) got the Geographical Indication (GI) tag. Kandhamal haldi belongs to which state?

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Kandhamal haldi (turmeric) produced by the tribal farmers in Odisha’s Kandhamal district received the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.

Kandhamal turmeric, originally grown by tribal people in Kandhamal, is famous for its medicinal properties.

The GI (Geographical Indication) tag ensures that none other than those registered as authorised users (or at least those residing inside the geographic territory) can use the popular product name.

Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: National Affairs

Question 17

Who has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the International Cricket Council (ICC)?

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) has appointed media professional Manu Sawhney as its new chief executive officer (CEO).

He is replacing incumbent David Richardson, who will step down at the end of this summer’s ODI World Cup in England.

Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: International Appointments

Question 18

Who has given approval to Paytm Money to start offering broking services?

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The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has given approval to Paytm Money to start offering broking services.

Paytm Money is the investment and wealth management platform of the mobile payments company.

The broking services will allow investors to trade in the cash segment, derivatives, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), among other listed entities.

Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: Current Banking Affairs

Question 19

Which of the following countries has approved the sale of 24 multi-role MH-60 Romeo Seahawk helicopters to India?

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The US government has approved the sale of 24 multi-role MH-60 Romeo Seahawk helicopters to India at an estimated cost of 2.4 billion US dollars.

It is considered the world’s most advanced maritime helicopter.

The Sikorsky MH-60 Seahawk is a twin turboshaft engine, multi-mission United States Navy helicopter based on the United States Army UH-60 Black Hawk and a member of the Sikorsky S-70 family.

Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: Science & Defence

Question 20

China has successfully launched the first of its new-generation data relay satellites named _____ into orbit.

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China has successfully launched the first of its new-generation data relay satellites named Tianlian II-01 satellite, into orbit.

It will provide data relay, measurement and control services for its manned spacecraft.

Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: Science & Defence

Question 21

Who has become the first lender to charge for UPI (Unified Payments Interface) use?

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Kotak Mahindra Bank becomes the first lender to Charge for UPI Use.

For each Kotak Bank account, the first 30 UPI fund transfers will be free, after which a charge will be levied on all fund transfers from the bank account.

Unified Payments Interface (UPI) is an instant real-time payment system developed by National Payments Corporation of India facilitating inter-bank transactions.

Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: Current Banking Affairs

Question 22

What is the name of the India’s first professional franchise-based Kho-Kho league sports?

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The Kho-Kho Federation of India (KKFI) has launched a franchise-based league for the sport named ‘Ultimate Kho-Kho’.

It will conduct the 21-day league (IPL-style), which will see eight franchise teams playing a total of 60 matches in a double round-robin format.

Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: Sports

Question 23

Who has become the youngest player to take a hat-trick in the Indian Premier League (IPL)?

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KXIP’s Sam Curran (20 years and 302 days) has become the youngest player to take a hat-trick in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Delhi Capitals.

In 2009, Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians) had taken a hat-trick at the age of 22 years and 6 days.

England all-rounder Curran removed Harshal Patel (0), Kagiso Rabada (0) and Sandeep Lamichhane (0) to take the 1st hat-trick of the 2019 Indian Premier League in Mohali.

Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: Sports

Question 24

Who has been appointed the new Strategic Forces Command Chief?

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Fighter pilot Air Marshal NS Dhillon has been appointed as the new Strategic Forces Command Chief.

The Strategic Forces Command (SFC) is tasked to look after the strategic nuclear arsenal of the country and is a part of India’s Nuclear Command Authority (NCA) headed by PM Narendra Modi.

Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: National Appointments

Question 25

Which of the following countries has successfully launched the first of its new-generation data relay satellites into orbit?

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China has successfully launched the first of its new-generation data relay satellites into orbit to provide data relay, measurement and control services for its manned spacecraft.

The Tianlian II-01 satellite was launched by a Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre.

The satellite is developed by the China Academy of Space Technology under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.

Difficulty Level: Medium
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: Science & Defence

Question 26

Who won the women’s singles title of the India Open badminton tournament 2019?

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Thai badminton player Ratchanok Intanon has won the women’s singles in India Open 2019.

The 2019 India Open was a badminton tournament took place at K. D. Jadhav Indoor Hall in India (26th to 31st March 2019).

Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: Sports

Question 27

Who has won the 2019 Miami Open Men’s singles title?

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Switzerland’s Roger Federer has won Miami open 2019, defeating American John Isner (defending champion) in the final 6-1, 6-4 at Dolphins’ NFL stadium in Miami.

Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: Sports

Question 28

Who among the following Pakistan’s human rights activist has been posthumously awarded the UN Prize along with three other winners?

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Pakistan’s human rights activist and lawyer Asma Jahangir has been posthumously awarded the UN Prize along with three other winners.
Rebeca Gyumi of Tanzania, Brazil’s first indigenous lawyer Joenia Wapichana and Ireland’s human rights organization Front Line Defenders are the other winners of the prize.
The United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights is an honorary award given for outstanding achievement in human rights.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: Honours & Awards

Question 29

Noted film director J Mahendran passed away. He belonged to which of the following states?

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Noted Tamil film director J. Mahendran (79-years) passed away following a brief hospitalization in Tamil Nadu.

He was also a part of the Blue Ocean Film and Television Academy (BOFTA) in Chennai where he heads the filmmaking and direction course.

Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: Obituaries

Question 30

Who has won the 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix?

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Formula One world champion British racing driver Lewis Hamilton claimed a dramatic victory for Mercedes in the Bahrain Grand Prix 2019.

The Bahrain Grand Prix is a Formula One Championship race in Bahrain sponsored by Gulf Air.

Difficulty Level: Medium
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: Honours & Awards

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