Q1. Who among the following Chief Ministers has been selected for the 1st Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Award for Probity in Public Life?
1. Raman Singh
2. Sarbananda Sonowal
3. Nitish Kumar
4. T. R. Zeliang
5. Manik Sarkar
Q2. ________ is the fourth fastest supercomputer in the world dedicated to weather and climate research and follows machines in Japan, USA and UK.
Q3. Among the following cities, where has defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced the release of Rs 20 crore for setting up a defence innovation centre?
Q4. When is Pravasi Bharatiya Divas observed annually in India?
1. 19th January
2. 9th January
3. 10th January
4. 12th January
5. 15th January
Q5. Who among the following Chief Ministers has launched a common card for rides on public buses and metro?
1. Yogi Adityanath
2. Mamata Banerjee
3. Arvind Kejriwal
4. Devendra Fadnavis
5. K. Palaniswami
Q6. Read the following sentences:-
1. In an initiative to promote clean energy, BSES launched the country's first solar rooftop consumer aggregation programme for residential buildings in New Delhi.
2. In the first phase of the programme, around 150 residential societies will be targeted in the Saket area.
3. It would help BRPL in meeting its renewable purchase obligation, as well as minimise overloading issues in congested areas.
Which of the above statement/statements is/are true?
1. Only 1
2. Only 2
3. Only 3
4. Both 1 and 2
5. Both 1 and 3
Q7. Who among the following claimed the crown in 2018 Brisbane International?
1. Rafael Nadal
2. Novak Djokovic
3. Nick Kyrgios
4. Stan Wawrinka
5. Ryan Harrison
Q8. ________ is the country's only operational Ship Submersible Ballistic Nuclear asset which can stay undetected deep underwater for long periods.
1. INS Vikrant
2. INS Viraat
3. INS Vishal
4. INS Arihant
5. INS Arighat
Q9. Among the following states, where will India's first LIGO observatory set up?
5. Andhra Pradesh
Q10. Who among the following claimed WTA title in the Auckland Classic final?
1. Julia Goerges
2. Caroline Wozniacki
3. Angelique Kerber
4. Karolína Plíšková
5. Petra Kvitová
Answer1: 3. Nitish Kumar
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has been selected for the 1st Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Award for Probity in Public Life. He will be conferred the award at an official function of Jammu & Kashmir government to be held at Jammu on Monday. The award was constituted recently by the Jammu and Kashmir Government to commemorate the death anniversary of PDP founder and two-time J&K Chief Minister Sayeed.
Answer2: 5. Pratyush
India unveiled Pratyush, an array of computers that can deliver a peak power of 6.8 petaflops. A petaflop is a measure of a computer's processing speed and can be expressed as a thousand trillion floating point operations per second. Pratyush is the fourth fastest supercomputer in the world dedicated to weather and climate research and follows machines in Japan, USA and UK.
Answer3: 4. Coimbatore
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced the release of Rs 20 crore to the Coimbatore District Small Industries Association for setting up a defence innovation centre here. The centre will help the MSME and start-ups engaged in the manufacture of components for the defence sector to conduct tests and trials. India is the third biggest armaments procurement country in the world.
Answer4: 2. 9th January
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is a celebratory day observed annually on 9 January by India to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community towards the development of India. The day commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to Mumbai on 9 January 1915. It was established in 2003 and is sponsored by the Ministry of External Affairs and FICCI, CII and DoNER.
Answer5: 3. Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched a common card for rides on public buses and the metro. Delhi is the first city in the country to have a common mobility card, which can at present be used on 200 DTC and 50 cluster buses plying on different routes, apart from metro trains. It will be operational in all DTC and cluster buses from April 1, 2018.
Answer6: 5. Both 1 and 3
In an initiative to promote clean energy, BSES launched the country's first solar rooftop consumer aggregation programme for residential buildings in New Delhi.
In the first phase of the programme, around 150 residential societies will be targeted in the Dwarka area. It would help BRPL in meeting its renewable purchase obligation, as well as minimise overloading issues in congested areas.
Answer7: 3. Nick Kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios defeated American Ryan Harrison to claim the Brisbane International in straight sets. The 6-4, 6-2 win was the third-seeded Australian’s fourth title on the ATP tour and his first on home soil. Kyrgios is a polarising figure in Australian sport, his superb tennis skills are often marred by poor on-court behaviour.
Answer8: 4. INS Arihant
Indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant has suffered major damage due to 'human error' and has not sailed now for more than 10 months.
Arihant is the most important platform within India’s nuclear triad covering land-air-sea modes. Arihant, the country's only operational Ship Submersible Ballistic Nuclear asset, can stay undetected deep underwater for long periods, range far and wide.
Answer9: 2. Maharashtra
India to set up LIGO observatory in Aundh (Hingoli dist.), Maharashtra which is expected to start functioning by 2025. India’s role in studying gravitational waves touted as one of the most important discoveries of the recent past will increase once the proposed gravitational wave observatory is set up in the country. Already, several physicists from ICTS are an active part of LIGO project.
Answer10: 1. Julia Goerges
Julia Goerges claimed a third-straight WTA title with victory over Caroline Wozniacki in the Auckland Classic final. ln the final Goerges was dominant against the top-seeded Dane by 6-4 7-6 (7-4). The German World No.14 broke in the first game of both sets to place early pressure on Wozniacki.