Q1. India’s budget for the fiscal year ending ________ strikes a balance between fiscal prudence and growth, says Moody’s Investors Service.
1. December 2018
2. March 2019
3. April 2019
4. July 2019
5. December 2019
Q2. With a Rs ________ budget, Gujarat and the Centre are jointly developing the historical and ancient town of Vadnagar, PM Narendra Modi’s birth place, as a major tourist hub.
1. 50 crore
2. 70 crore
3. 100 crore
4. 110 crore
5. 150 crore
Q3. ________, Australian team's bowler, retired from a successful cricketing career in which he represented Australia across all three formats.
1. A Zampa
2. Doug Bollinger
3. GJ Maxwell
4. MC Henriques
5. JP Behrendorff
Q4. Defying the orders of Supreme Court, which country's government has refused to release political prisoners and accused the court of attempting to impeach the President?
2. Sri Lanka
Q5. ________ have begun reducing their numbers in Iraq after Iraqi authorities declared “victory” over Islamic State.
1. Indian Armed Forces
2. Pakistan Armed Forces
3. Republic of China Armed Forces
4. United States Armed Forces
5. British Armed Forces
Q6. FSSAI asks states to roll out which project to ensure that devotees are served safe prasad at places of worship?
5. None of the above
Q7. Which state government has launched the 'Gobardhan Yojana' to provide organic manure and cow urine with an aim to benefit farmers?
1. Uttar Pradesh
4. Madhya Pradesh
Q8. Indian paddler, Manav Thakkar, won which medal in the final of the 2018 ITTF World Junior Circuit Finals at Luxembourg?
5. None of the above
Q9. Who won gold in weightlifting, 44kg category at the Khelo India School Games competition at the Indira Gandhi Stadium?
1. Mirabai Chanu
2. Punam Yadav
3. Swati Singh
4. Konsam Ormila Devi
5. Geeta Rani
Q10. Which country's chief justice and Supreme Court's judge has recently been arrested by the police?
4. Sri Lanka
Answer1: 2. March 2019
India’s budget for the fiscal year ending March 2019 strikes a balance between fiscal prudence and growth, says Moody’s Investors Service. Slight slippage in the budget deficit target has no material impact on the country’s overall fiscal strength. It is in line with the global credit rating agency’s expectations, said Moody.
Answer2: 3. 100 crore
With a ?100 crore budget, Gujarat and the Centre are jointly developing the historical and ancient town of Vadnagar, PM Narendra Modi’s birth place, as a major tourist hub. The town full of sites related to Hinduism and Buddhism is being showcased as a heritage destination. The projects cover Vadnagar’s famous Kirti Toran, Sharmishtha lake, Hatkeshwar Temple and archaeological sites.
Answer3: 2. Doug Bollinger
Left-arm paceman Doug Bollinger, retired from a successful cricketing career in which he represented Australia across all three formats. NSW quick Bollinger, 36, played 12 Tests, 39 one-day internationals and nine T20s in an international career spanning 2009-2014. He bagged 50 Test wickets at an average of 25.92, 62 ODI wickets at an average of 23.9 and nine T20 scalps at 27.66.
Answer4: 3. Maldives
Maldives President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom declared a 15-day state of emergency amid the ongoing political crisis in the country. The move would give sweeping powers to security forces to arrest and detain suspects. Defying the country's Supreme Court, the Maldives government had refused to release political prisoners and accused the court of attempting to impeach the President.
Answer5: 4. United States Armed Forces
U.S. forces have begun reducing their numbers in Iraq after Iraqi authorities declared “victory” over Islamic State. Iraqi forces backed by a US-led international coalition last year captured all the territory that fell under Islamic State control in 2014 & 2015 including the northern city of Mosul. The US had more than 5,500 troops in Iraq at the height of the battle of Mosul in July 2017.
Answer6: 2. BHOG
The country’s food safety regulator has asked the states to roll out a project to ensure that devotees were served safe prasad at places of worship. FSSAI said these places are requested to roll out the project BHOG. Blissful Hygienic Offering to God, or BHOG, is a part of FSSAI’s safe and nutritious food bouquet of initiatives launched a year ago.
Answer7: 2. Haryana
Haryana launched the 'Gobardhan Yojana' to provide organic manure and cow urine with an aim to benefit farmers, CM Manohar Lal Khattar said. A provision of Rs 11 crore has been made to provide benefits of various projects under this scheme. The Yojana would help in doubling the income of farmers and next time, the MSP would be given with additional benefit of 50% over the cost of production.
Answer8: 2. Silver
Indian paddler Manav Thakkar settled for silver after losing in the final of the 2018 ITTF World Junior Circuit Finals at Luxembourg. The Indian failed to cash in on the close sixth game win as he ended with the junior boys silver medal on Sunday evening. The No. 3 seeded Indian lost to top-seed Kanak Jha of the US by 3-4 (11-9, 3-11, 11-9. 6-11, 3-11, 11-9, 6-11).
Answer9: 4. Konsam Ormila Devi
Konsam Ormila Devi of Manipur lived up to her growing stature by winning gold in the 44kg category at the Khelo India School Games competition at the Indira Gandhi Stadium. Ormila Devi, the Commonwealth Youth Championship winner, lifted a combined total of 137 kg – 59kg in snatch and 78 kg in clean and jerk. It is 4 kg extra than what she achieved in the Commonwealth meet at Gold Coast.
Answer10: 1. Maldives
Maldives police has arrested the country's Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed along with Supreme Court judge Ali Hameed. It came after President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom declared a 15-day state of emergency on Monday. The political crisis began after the Maldives government refused to obey a court order to release political prisoners and accused the court of attempting to impeach the President.