Q1. Which country won IBSF Snooker Team World Cup?
Q2. India and Vietnam decided to deepen defence and security cooperation and resolved jointly for a free and open _________ region.
3. Bay of Bengal
5. None of the above
Q3. ______ Bank has cut its stake In Punjab Alkalies & Chemicals (PAC).
5. None of the above
Q4. Which state government is going to set up an exclusive Spice Park for turmeric?
1. Tamil Nadu
5. West Bengal
Q5. Astronomers from which university have discovered for the first time signals from "cosmic dawn"?
1. Adams State University
2. University of Alabama
3. Arizona State University
4. Arkansas Tech University
5. Cecil College
Q6. ______ is a new conservation tool to set minimum standards for effective management of target species and to encourage assessment of these standards.
Q7. A US Navy aircraft carrier will go to which country on a historic visit?
Q8. Which country's women participated in an all-female marathon, for the first time?
1. Saudi Arabia
Q9. ______ and China have agreed to set up a joint data centre for lunar and deep space projects.
Q10. _______ is the world’s first animated feature film entirely painted by hand.
1. Toy Story 3
2. Loving Vincent
4. The Incredibles
Answer1: 2. India
India defeated Pakistan in the inaugural IBSF Snooker Team World Cup in Doha. The Indian combine of Pankaj Advani and Manan Chandra came back from 0-2 down in the best-of-five final to clinch it with a margin of 3-2. The Indian team was awarded $15,000 (nearly ?10 lakh) for winning the tournament.
Answer2: 2. Indo-Pacific
India and Vietnam decided to deepen defence and security cooperation and resolved jointly for a free and open Indo-Pacific region. This comes in the wake of increasing assertiveness by China in the region, from South China Sea to the South Asian region. Vietnam is one of the key neighbours of China, and has resisted Chinese claims in South China Sea.
Answer3: 3. IDBI
IDBI Bank has cut its stake In Punjab Alkalies & Chemicals (PAC). In 2018 so far, IDBI Bank has sold 18.11 lakh shares of PAC. Recently on February 28, IDBI sold 9.65 lakh shares at an average price of ?25.35 and the shares were bought by Dayawati Dahiya. At the end of December 2017, IDBI Bank was holding 47.10 lakh shares, or 17.35%n stake in PAC.
Answer4: 3. Telangana
The Centre has agreed to set up a special cell in the Spices Board for Telangana government to take care of issues related to turmeric farmers. The government also proposed to set up an exclusive Spice Park for turmeric in Telangana. Telangana is a top producer of turmeric in the country.
Answer5: 3. Arizona State University
A team of astronomers including an Indian graduate student Nivedita Mahesh from Arizona State University have discovered for the first time signals from "cosmic dawn" - the moment when the universe's earliest stars emerged. This is a significant breakthrough in our understanding of the evolution of cosmos. The universe was formed in the Big Bang event 13.8 billion years.
Answer6: 4. CA|TS
Only 13 % of the tiger conservation areas met the global standards of an accreditation system, the Conservation Assured | Tiger Standards (CA|TS). The survey was conducted at 112 sites located in 11 tiger-range countries, including India. CA|TS is a new conservation tool to set minimum standards for effective management of target species and to encourage assessment of these standards.
Answer7: 2. Vietnam
A US Navy aircraft carrier will set anchor in Vietnam, for the 1st time since the end of the Vietnam War more than four decades ago. The four-day visit by the USS Carl Vinson and its contingent of 5,000 sailors and aviators has been deemed as a historic opportunity to enhance the budding friendship. Cultural exchanges, including culinary and sporting activities, will take place between them
Answer8: 1. Saudi Arabia
For the first time in the nation's history, Saudi Arabia's women participated in an all-female marathon. The three-km-long marathon, held in the eastern province of al-Ahsa on Saturday, reportedly saw participation from 1,500 women across several categories. Earlier in January, Saudi Arabia allowed its women, for the first time, to spectate at a football match.
Answer9: 4. Russia
Russia and China have agreed to set up a joint data centre for lunar and deep space projects, Russian space agency Roscosmos said. The Russian agency and China National Space Administration will look into possibilities of providing assistance to each other's lunar programmes. Last year, the two agencies had agreed on a bilateral cooperation programme, including research on the moon.
Answer10: 2. Loving Vincent
‘Loving Vincent’ is the world’s first animated feature film entirely painted by hand. With 65,000 frames to be exact, all paintings are in the distinct style of Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh. The film is based on a probe into Van Gogh’s untimely death. Shot with a shoe-string budget of 5.5 million dollars, Loving Vincent was made with the help of 125 artists.