Q1. State-run power giant NTPC may borrow about Rs ________ next financial year for adding 6,900 MW of fresh electricity generation capacity by March 2019.
1. Rs 15,000 crore
2. Rs 16,000 crore
3. Rs 17,000 crore
4. Rs 18,000 crore
5. None of the above
Q2. The interest payment on the public debt is estimated to rise from Rs 5.3 lakh crore in 2017-18 to Rs ________ in 2018-19.
1. Rs 5.45 lakh
2. Rs 5.55 lakh
3. Rs 5.65 lakh
4. Rs 5.75 lakh
5. Rs 5.85 lakh
Q3. The Centre has drafted a plan to check the flow of sewer water into which river by installing sewage treatment plants (STP) in 10 major cities?
Q4. The ________ Maramon Convention which is billed as Asia’s largest week-long annual Christian meet began in Maramon.
Q5. Johann Johannsson, who passed away recently, was a famous ________.
3. Music composer
Q6. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Union government has saved Rs ________ through Aadhaar-enabled Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) of about 400 government schemes.
1. Rs 50,000 crore
2. Rs 52,000 crore
3. Rs 56,000 crore
4. Rs 58,000 crore
5. Rs 60,000 crore
Q7. The 6th edition of World Government Summit 2018 will be held in ________.
1. Abu Dhabi
Q8. Which state government is planning to launch free bike ambulance service in tribal-dominated regions?
3. Uttar Pradesh
Q9. India has signed 8 MoUs with which country recently in the areas of defence, health and tourism?
Q10. Who has become the first Asian as well as the first Indian to swim across the Ocean Seven?
1. Rohan More
2. Rohit More
3. Ankit Bisht
4. Rishi Shukla
5. Brij Mohan
Answer1: 2. Rs 16,000 crore
State-run power giant NTPC may borrow about Rs 16,000 crore next financial year for adding 6,900 MW of fresh electricity generation capacity by March 2019. "The corporation may hit the bonds or debt market to borrow about Rs 16,000 crore during the next financial year for financing the ongoing projects," a source said. NTPC is currently working on adding 21,000 MW capacities.
Answer2: 4. Rs 5.75 lakh
NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar made a strong case for setting up an independent debt management office, saying better servicing of loans could lead to substantial reduction in India’s interest payments. At present, the government debt is managed by the RBI. The interest payment on the public debt is estimated to rise from Rs 5.3 lakh crore in 2017-18 to Rs 5.75 lakh in 2018-19.
Answer3: 1. Ganga
The Centre has drafted a plan to check the flow of sewer water into the river Ganga by installing sewage treatment plants (STP) in 10 major cities. These cities reportedly contribute about 65% of the total polluted water flowing into the river. As per an official of National Mission for Clean Ganga, these STPs would ensure 100% sewage treatment.
Answer4: 3. 123rd
The 123rd Maramon Convention which is billed as Asia’s largest week-long annual Christian meet began. It started with a call to conserve river Pampa and the environment at its traditional venue on the riverbed of Pampa at Maramon near Kozhencherry on Sunday afternoon. The convention venue was shifted to Maramon a few years ago.
Answer5: 3. Music composer
Acclaimed Icelandic musician and Oscar-nominated composer Johann Johannsson has passed away aged 48. In 2014, he was nominated for BAFTA, Grammy and Oscar awards for his score for ‘Theory of Everything,’ and won the Golden Globe award. Johannsson also recorded several albums of his own, including “Fordlandia” and “Orphee.”
Answer6: 3. Rs 56,000 crore
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Union government has saved ?56,000 crore through Aadhaar-enabled Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) of about 400 government schemes. Speaking at the World Government Summit in Dubai, he further said that India is going through a revolution in digital payment space and moving towards a less cash economy at a fast pace. It was held in Dubai.
Answer7: 2. Dubai
The 6th edition of World Government Summit 2018 will be held in Dubai, UAE from February 11 to 13. The Indian delegation will be led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The summit acts as a knowledge exchangehub between government officials, thought leaders, policy makers and private sector leaders, and as an analysis platform for the future trends, issues and opportunities facing humanity.
Answer8: 4. Maharashtra
Buoyed by the response to the free bike ambulance service in Mumbai, the State government is planning to expand the fleet and run similar services in tribal-dominated regions. The Maharashtra government is planning to launch 30 additional ambulance bikes, out of which 10 will be used in Mumbai. The emergency first responder service is available through the ‘108’ helpline.
Answer9: 2. Oman
India and Oman have signed 8 MoUs in different areas during Modi’s maiden visit to the Gulf nation. Agreements were inked in the areas of defence, health and tourism. An MoU on legal and judicial co-operation in civil and commercial matters was also signed. The agreements were inked after Mr Modi held delegation-level talks with the Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said al Said in Muscat.
Answer10: 1. Rohan More
Pune-based swimmer, Rohan More became the first Asian as well as the first Indian to swim across the Ocean Seven. He is the youngest to complete it. He swam across the Cook Strait between North and South Islands of New Zealand in 8 hours and 37 minutes. With this, More becomes only the ninth person in the world to complete it. He has received the Tenzing Norgay Award.