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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

DAILY GK 24 APRIL 2019


DAILY GK 24 APRIL 2019
1. THE AUTHORISED CAPITAL OF ALLAHABAD BANK RAISED TO RS. 8000 CRORE BY THE GOVERNMENT
The central government has increased the authorized capital of state-owned Allahabad Bank from Rs. 3,000 crore to Rs. 8,000 crore after consultation with the Reserve Bank of India.
This move by the central government has enabled Allahabad bank to raise further fund up to a maximum ceiling of Rs. 8,000 crore.

2. DEPOSITS IN JAN DHAN ACCOUNTS ARE SET TO CROSS RS 1 LAKH CRORE MARK
The total deposits in Jan Dhan Account are set to cross Rs 1 lakh crore soon. The scheme was launched on 28th August 2014 by the Modi-government with an aim to provide universal access to banking facilities to all households.
The total balance in the Jan Dhan accounts was at Rs 97,665.66 and the total number of Jan Dhan accounts crossed 35.39 crores. Also, more than 27.89 crores account holders have been issued the Rupay debit cards.
Recently, the government increased the accident insurance cover to Rs 2 lakh from Rs 1 lakh for new accounts opened after 28th August 2018 and the overdraft limit was also doubled to Rs 10,000.

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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 24TH APRIL 2019


CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 24TH APRIL 2019
1.    Which country topped the Index of Cancer Preparedness (ICP) for the year 2019 released by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)?
A) Australia
B) Netherlands
C) Germany
D) Romania
E) None of these

2.    What is the rank of India as per Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)’s 2019 Index of Cancer Preparedness (ICP)?
A) 21
B) 20
C) 18
D) 19
E) None of these

3.    Which insurance company has launched a new product “cyber defence insurance”, to protect businesses from financial and reputational losses due to cyber attacks?
A) National Insurance Company Limited
B) United India Insurance
C) Star Health and Allied Insurance
D) SBI General Insurance
E) None of these

4.    Which stock exchange has signed MoU with Network Intelligence to provide cyber security services to its members?
A) OTC Exchange of India
B) India International Exchange
C) National Stock Exchange(NSE)
D) Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)
E) None of these

5.    Under which scheme does,Central Government has made compulsory for Electric Vehicle (EV) manufactures in India to locally source at least 50% components for receiving subsidies?
A) Jago Grahak Jago
B) Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana
C) FAME I
D) FAME II
E) None of these

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DAILY GK 23 APRIL 2019


DAILY GK 23 APRIL 2019
1. INDIA RANKS 19TH OUT OF 28 COUNTRIES IN INDEX OF CANCER PREPAREDNESS
The Economist Intelligence Unit has released the 2019 Index of Cancer Preparedness in which out of 28 countries India is in 19th position from the top. Cancer in 2018 caused 9.6 million deaths worldwide making it the 2nd biggest killer.
Top 3 nations in the index are: Australia followed by the Netherlands and Germany.
Bottom 3 nations are: Saudi Arabia, Romania and Egypt.

2. ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE DRILL CONDUCTED BY INDIAN, US NAVIES IN INDIAN OCEAN
Indian and the US navies conducted joint submarine hunting exercise near Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean.
The objective of this exercise is to lay the groundwork for coordinating maritime patrol and reconnaissance anti-submarine training, information sharing and coordination between maritime patrol aircraft and surface combatants.

3. AMARTYA SEN CHAIRS AT THE LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE FOR RESEARCH ON INEQUALITY
To honor the Indian Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, the London School of Economics and Political Science has created the Amartya Sen Chair in Inequality Studies.
He will also serve as the director of the LSE International Inequalities Institute, focused on studying and challenging some of the most pressing issues.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 23TH APRIL 2019


CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 23TH APRIL 2019
1.    Which country topped in the global startup ecosystem for the year 2018, as per the report “Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2019” released by Startup Blink?
A) Norway
B) UK
C) US
D) India                                                                       
E) None of these

2.    What is the rank of India as per the “Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2019” released by StartupBlink?
A) 12th
B) 10th
C) 15th
D) 17th
E) None of these

3.    Who was recommended for the Vir Chakra medal by Indian Air Force recently?
A) Birender Singh Dhanoa
B) Abhinandan Varthaman
C) Anil Khosla
D) Pradeep Padmakar Bapat
E) None of these

4.    Name the combined immune deficiency disorder which is cured by gene therapy developed by HIV(Human Immunodeficiency Virus).
A) Lupus
B) Inflammatory bowel disease
C) Multiple sclerosis
D) Bubble boy
E) None of these

5.    What is the name of the new novel written by the booker prize winning author, Salman Rushdie inspired by Spanish classic Don Quixote that is set to release in August 2019?
A) Quichotte
B) Milkman
C) Lincoln in the Bardo
D) The Sellout
E) None of these

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DAILY GK 22 APRIL 2019


DAILY GK 22 APRIL 2019
1. THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS CELL OF KERALA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY SELECTED FOR THE NATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AWARD 2019
The Intellectual Property Rights cell of Kerala Agricultural University has been selected for the National Intellectual Property Award 2019 for its contributions in best facilitation for registration of Geographical Indications and promotion of registered GI in the country.
The award was constituted by the Indian Intellectual Property Office under the central ministry of industry and commerce to confer the persons and organizations working in the field of patents, trademarks and Geographical Indications.

2. INDIA RANKED 17TH IN THE GLOBAL STARTUP ECOSYSTEM FROM 37
India ranked at 17th position among 100 countries in 2018, from the 37th spot in 2017 in the Startup Ecosystem Ranking for 2019.
The United States, United Kingdom, and Canada are the top three countries ranked in terms of global rankings.
Bengaluru, New Delhi, and Mumbai are the cities with the most vibrant startup ecosystems in India with rank 11th,18th and 29th.

3. INDIAN-AMERICAN PROFESSOR SREE SREENATH INDUCTED INTO 2019 CLASS OF CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL HALL OF FAME
Professor Sree N Sreenath, President of Sewa International since 2009, has been inducted into the 10th class of Cleveland Hall of Fame along with five other inductees – Paul Burick, Ingrida Bublys, Dr. Akram Boutros, Richard Fleischman and Marilyn Madigan from over 100 nominations.
Sreenath inducted into the Hall of Fame for his contributions in applications in systems biology, global issues and sustainable development

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DAILY GK 21 APRIL 2019


DAILY GK 21 APRIL 2019
1. UNION TERRITORIES AND TWENTY STATES JOIN PAN-INDIA SINGLE EMERGENCY HELPLINE NUMBER ‘112’
To get immediate assistance to the people who are in trouble, Union territories and Twenty states have joined in a pan-India network of single emergency helpline number ‘112’,which is implemented by central government’s Nirbhaya Fund.
Police (100), women (1090) and fire(101) helpline numbers are amalgamated in this and is similar to ‘911’ in US. When a person activate the panic button on the mobile,it will trigger an emergency call to 112.

2. INDIA’S HAJ QUOTA INCREASED TO 2 LAKH BY SAUDI ARABIA
India’s Haj Quota has been increased by about 25,000, raising the number to 2 lakh from 1.75 lakh by Saudi Arabia.
This will help the huge number of pilgrim of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, and Bihar to embark pilgrimage this year.
This year, the GST on Haj pilgrimage has been reduced from 18 percent to 5 percent which will ensure that about Rs 113 crore will be saved by pilgrims during the 2019 Haj.

3. ASIAN TEA ALLIANCE LAUNCHED IN CHINA
To boost tea trade,cultural and technical exchanges as well as global promotion of tea,the Asian Tea Alliance a union of five tea-growing and consuming countries,was opened in Guizhou,China.
The alliance was constituted with Indian Tea Association,Indonesian tea Marketing Association,China tea marketing Association,Sri Lanka Tea Board and tea Association.
This Alliance was formed to promote tea consumption in India, China, U.S., Russia, Europe and West Asia.

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DAILY GK 20 APRIL 2019


DAILY GK 20 APRIL 2019
1. CABINET APPROVED THE FUNDS FOR IMPLEMENTING 10% EWS QUOTA
Rs. 4315.15 crores budget has been approved by Union Cabinet headed by PM Narendra Modi, to create over 2 lakhs additional seats in 158 central education institutions.
The step is taken in the backdrop of the 103rd Constitutional Amendment Act, which provides 10 percent reservations to Economic Weaker Sections in government jobs and educational institutions.
To implement this 10 percent EWS quota, the government has asked all educational institutions to increase their intake by 25 percent so that it would not result in the reduction of seats available to SC, ST, OBC and general category.

2. LOC TRADE BETWEEN J&K AND POJK HAS BEEN SUSPENDED AFTER MHA ORDERS
Ministry of Home Affairs issued an order to suspend the LOC trade between Jammu & Kashmir and Pakistan occupied Jammu & Kashmir due to an increase in terror funding, drug trade and fake currencies among other illegal activities by misusing trade routes.
The trade between J&K and POJK is allowed through two Trade Facilitation centers. First, one located at Salamabad, Uri, district Baramulla and the second one located at Chakkan-da-Bagh, district Poonch.
LOC trade is misused by unscrupulous and anti-national as a channel for hawala money, drugs and weapons.

3. 150 INDIAN PEACEKEEPERS HONOURED WITH UN MEDAL FOR THEIR SERVICE IN UN MISSION IN SOUTH SUDAN
The UN Mission in South Sudan awarded 150 Indian peacekeepers with Medals of Honour for serving the mission with extreme dedication and sacrifice.
Colonel Amit Gupta who commands a battalion of 850 soldiers in the Upper Nile region, South Sudan was 1 among the recipients of the Medal of Honour.
India is at present, the 2nd largest contributor of peacekeepers to UNMISS with more than 2,400 military and police personnel deployed as peacekeepers under the UNMISS.

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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ 21ST – 22nd APRIL 2019


CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ  21ST – 22ND  APRIL 2019
1.        Name the international organization, which has released the guidelines on the usage of digital health technology to boost health of the people.
A) Union of International Associations
B) United Nations
C) UNESCO
D) World Health Organization (WHO)
E) None of these

2.        Which country’s peacekeepers were honoured with UN Medal for their service in UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)?
A) South Sudan Peacekeepers
B) US Peacekeepers
C) Indian Peacekeepers
D) Bangladesh Peacekeepers
E) None of these

3.        Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga is the Prime Minister of which country, who has resigned along with his entire government after Ogossagou massacre?
A) Mali
B) Senegal
C) Nigeria
D) Ghana
E) None of these

4.        What is the name of the book containing English translation of the 100 year old classic Punjabi poem about Jallianwala Bagh massacre?
A) Drummer Hodge
B) Poets of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre
C) Poems about war
D) Khooni Vaisakhi
E) None of these

5.        World Liver Day is observed annually on ___________?
A) April 19
B) April 18
C) April 17
D) April 16
E) None of these

6.        When was Good Friday also known as Holy Friday or Black Friday observed?
A) April 18
B) April 17
C) April 16
D) April 19
E) None of these

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 20TH APRIL 2019


CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 20TH APRIL 2019
1.    Which arab city is set to host 15th edition of G20 Summit in the year 2020, which will be the first G20 Summit in Arab world?
A) Algiers, Algeria
B) Damascus, Syria
C) Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
D) Rabat, Morocco
E) None of these

2.    Which country topped the World Press Freedom Index 2019?
A) Norway
B) Denmark
C) Sweden
D) Finland
E) None of these

3.    What is the rank of India as per the World Press Freedom Index 2019?
A) 138
B) 140
C) 141
D) 150
E) None of these

4.    Name the airport complex, which has opened the World’s tallest indoor waterfall of 131 foot(40 metres) tall recently?
A) Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport complex, France
B) Los Angeles International Airport complex, California
C) Changi Airport complex, Singapore
D) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport complex, Georgia
E) None of these

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Friday, April 19, 2019

DAILY GK 19 APRIL 2019


DAILY GK 19 APRIL 2019
1. SAUDI ARABIA IS GOING TO HOST G20 SUMMIT IN RIYADH IN NOVEMBER 2020
Saudi Arabia will host G20 summit in November 2020 in Riyadh. This will be the first G20 meeting in the Arab world and the 15th meeting of the G20.
The G20 Summit is formally known as the ‘Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy’. The group of these 20 countries account for 85% of the world’s GDP and two-thirds of the world population.

2. NORWAY TOPPED AND INDIA RANKED 140TH IN WORLD PRESS FREEDOM INDEX 2019
World Press Freedom Index 2019 is topped by Norway ,followed by Finland and India drops down by two positions (138th rank in 2018) to be ranked 140th out of 180 countries in 2019.
The reason for decrease in India’s rank is because of at least six Indian journalists being killed in last one year.

3. LGBTQ RIGHTS LAWYER ARUNDHATI KATJU, MENAKA GURUSWAMY AMONG TIME’S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE LIST
TIME Magazine has released 100’s most influential people list in which Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, public interest litigators Arundhati Katju and Menaka Guruswamy who fought the legal battle for LGBTQ rights are among Indians have been named.
Arundhati Katju and Menaka Guruswamy Lawyer Pioneers ranked at 9th place. Mukesh Ambani ranked at 13th rank.

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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ –19TH APRIL 2019


CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ –19TH APRIL 2019
1.        Who was appointed as the head of the Indo-Pacific Wing, which is set by Minister of External Affairs recently??
A) Vijay Gokhale
B) Sushma Swaraj
C) Vikram Doraiswami
D) Narendra Modi
E) None of these

2.        What is the name of the Bilateral Navy exercise that was held between India and Vietnam in Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam?
A) IN–VPN BILAT EX
B) IND-VTNM BILAT NAVY EX
C) IND-VTNM EX
D) IND-VTNM BILAT EX
E) None of these

3.        Where was the Debrief of Indian Navy coastal defence exercise “Sea Vigil”, chaired by Vice Admiral MS Pawar held?
A) Pune
B) Kolkata
C) Mumbai
D) New Delhi
E) None of these

4.        Which is the first Public Sector Bank in India that has shifted to EMV chip and PIN for card based transactions across the country’s vast ATM network?
A) Indian Bank
B) Canara Bank
C) Bank of Baroda
D) State Bank of India
E) None of these

5.        Which denomination of note under Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series was issued by RBI recently with Shaktikanta Das’s signature?
A) Rs.10
B) Rs.2000
C) Rs.50
D) Rs.200
E) None of these

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