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Friday, May 24, 2019

DAILY GK 24 MAY 2019


DAILY GK 24 MAY 2019
1. FIRST PACIFIC VANGUARD NAVAL EXERCISE HELD NEAR GUAM
The four countries US, Japan, South Korea and Australia have kicked off first-of-its kind Pacific Vanguard Naval Exercise near Guam.

2. WHO HAS DECLARED ALGERIA AND ARGENTINA AS MALARIA-FREE COUNTRIES
World Health Organization has officially declared Algeria and Argentina as malaria-free countries after recording no new cases for more than three years. Now, the numbers of malaria free countries increased to 38 from 36.

3. ADB GRANTED $750 MN LOAN TO INDIA FOR RAILWAY TRACK ELECTRIFICATION PROJECT
Asian Development Bank has inked an agreement with Indian Railway Finance Corporation, an entity owned by Government of India to provide USD 750 million long-term financing for the Railways Track Electrification Project.

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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 24TH MAY 2019


CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 24TH MAY 2019
1.      Which city has become the most vulnerable cities to cyberattacks in 2019 as per the report titled “The Annual Threat Report 2019” by Quick Heal Security Labs?
1) Kolkata
2) Bengaluru
3) Mumbai
4) New Delhi
5) None of these

2.      Which country topped in the Kids Right Index 2019, released by Kids Right Foundation recently?
1) Spain
2) Iceland
3) United States
4) Portugal
5) None of these

3.      What is the rank of India, in the Kids Right Index 2019 released by Kids Right Foundation?
1) 115
2) 116
3) 118
4) 117
5) None of these

4.      Name the public sector bank, which has collaborated with FMCG arm of The Art of Living, to provide a discount of 15% to its customers.
1) Indian Bank
2) Union Bank of India
3) State Bank of India (SBI)
4) Canara Bank
5) None of these

5.      What is the deadline set by Food Safety and Standards Authority in India for the small organic producers, having an annual turnover, over Rs 12 lakh to sell their products directly to customers without certification?
1) May 2020
2) April 2020
3) June 2020
4) Jan 2020
5) None of these

6.      Name the entity, that has signed a defence contract worth of Rs 300 crore with Indian Navy for implement Radio Frequency Identification based Access Control System.
1) Tech Mahindra
2) Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd ( HAL)
3) Bharat Electronics Ltd ( BEL)
4) Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd
5) None of these

7.      Indian economy is projected to ______ percent for the fiscal year 2020 as per the United Nations?
1) 7.2%
2) 7.5%
3) 7.1%
4) 7.3%
5) None of these

8.      Name the Indian Sculptor, who was ranked first in Hurun India Art List 2019.
1) Anish Kapoor
2) Akbar Padamsee
3) Krishen Khanna
4) Jogen Chowdhury
5) None of these

9.      Which entity has become the India’s biggest firm in terms of revenue by overtaking Indian Oil Corporation?
1) Hindustan Unilever
2) Larsen & Toubro
3) Reliance Industries Limited(RIL)
4) Tata Group
5) None of these

10.  Mueenul Haq appointed as High Commissioner to India, he belongs to which country?
1) Pakistan
2) Afhanistan
3) Bangladesh
4) Maldives
5) None of these

11.  Name the earth observation satellite, which was launched by Indian Space Research Organisation  recently.
1) Microsat-R
2) RISAT-2B
3) IRNSS-1I
4) Cartosat-2
5) None of these

12.  What is the redefined constant for kilogram, which is decided during General Conference on Weights and Measures?
1) Boltzmann constant
2) Planck constant
3) Avogadro constant
4) Character constant
5) None of these

13.  Who is the author of the book titled “Coming Round the Mountain”?
1) R.K. Narayan
2) Ruskin Bond
3) Khushwant Singh
4) Mulk Raj Anand
5) None of these

14.  Jokha Alharthi , who won the 2019 Man Booker International Prize, is from which country?
Iran
Saudi Arabia
UAE
Oman

15.  Which of the following countries has launched the permanent residency system “Golden Card”?
UAE
India
Myanmar
Sri Lanka

16.  Which Indian diplomat will be conferred the Japan’s second highest national award- The Order of the Rising Sun?
Sujatha Singh
Nirupama Rao
Shyam Saran
Shivshankar Menon
17.  Which of the following High courts has ruled that the United Nations is not a State under Article 12 of the Constitution of India?
Delhi High Court
Madras High Court
Bombay High Court
Calcutta High Court




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Thursday, May 23, 2019

DAILY GK 23 MAY 2019


DAILY GK 23 MAY 2019
1. Mumbai tops the list of most vulnerable cities to cyberattacks in 2019
Quick Heal Security Labs in its report titled “The Annual Threat Report 2019” has disclosed that Mumbai topped the list of 15-city which are more vulnerable to cyberattcks in 2019. The other two cities which followed Mumbai are: Delhi and Bengaluru.
The report has also revealed that Maharashtra, Delhi and West Bengal are the top three states which are prone to cyberattacks.

2. India ranked 117th in Kids Right Index
Kids Right Index has ranked countries on the basis of how much they adhere to and are equipped to improve child rights. India ranked 117th out of 181 countries and Iceland topped the ranking followed by Portugal.

3. UAE launched ‘golden card’ permanent residency scheme
The United Arab Emirates has launched ‘golden card’ permanent residency scheme to woo wealthy investors and exceptional talents such as doctors, engineers, scientists, students and artist. This move can attract Indian professionals and businessmen to UAE and total 6,800 people will get benefit of the scheme under the first round of applications. The program was launched by UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum

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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 23RD MAY 2019


CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 23RD MAY 2019
1.      Name the subsidiary of World Bank, which has collaborated with Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), enabling world’s first Blockchain Bond Transaction using Bond i.
A) International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)
B) International Development Association (IDA)
C) International Finance Corporation (IFC)
D) International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
E) None of these

2.      PoS is in news recently,the term PoS refers to _________?
A) Progress of Statements
B) Process of Sales
C) Point of Sales
D) Progess of Sales
E) None of these

3.      By what percent, the usage of debit card swipes on Point of Sales (PoS) terminals rise in March 2019 from its previous year, as per the Reserve Bank of India(RBI) data?
A) 35%
B) 27%
C) 30%
D) 25%
E) None of these

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

DAILY GK 22 MAY 2019


DAILY GK 22 MAY 2019
1. WORLD BANK AND CBA JOINED HANDS FOR WORLD’S FIRST BLOCKCHAIN BOND TRANSACTION
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development in partnership with Commonwealth Bank of Australia enabled recording of secondary market bond trading using blockchain technology.  With this, Bond-i become the first bond whose issuance and trading is recorded on a blockchain platform.

2. RBI DIRECTED BIGGER NBFCS TO APPOINT CHIEF RISK OFFICER
The Reserve Bank of India has directed Non-Banking Finance Companies which have assets over Rs 5000 crore to appoint a chief risk officer. The rationale behind this direction is to improve standards of risk management practices of NBFCs.

3. UNESCO INCORPORATED INDIAN PART OF KAILASH MANSAROVAR IN TENTATIVE LIST OF WORLD HERITAGE SITES
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization incorporated Indian part of Kailash Mansarovar popularly known as Mount Kailash in the tentative list of World Heritage Sites.

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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 22ND MAY 2019


CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 22ND MAY 2019
1.        Which is the first Regional Rural Banks in India that was permitted by Reserve Bank of India to start treasury function of the Tripura government and open a currency chest?
A) Tripura Gramin Bank
B) Tripura Grameena Bank
C) Tripura GrameenaVikas Bank
D) Tripura Godavari Grameena Bank
E) None of these

2.        Which refurbished imported product is allowed in India after receiving certification from Bureau of Indian Standards?
A) Televisions
B) Tablets
C) Laptops
D) Mobile Phones
E) None of these

3.        Name the stand-up comedian, who was named as most viewed stand-up comedian in India and abroad in the World Book of Records London.
A) Kapil Sharma
B) BiswaKalyanRath
C) Johnny Lever
D) RajuSrivastav
E) None of these

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

DAILY GK 21 MAY 2019

DAILY GK 21 MAY 2019
1. CENTRE ISSUED DROUGHT ADVISORY TO SIX STATES
Centre has issued a “drought advisory” to six states named Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu.

2. TRIPURA GRAMIN BANK AMONG TOP RRB PERFORMER IN COUNTRY
Tripura Gramin Bank is among India’s top three Regional Rural Banks in terms of profit, business and growth. Currently India has 46 Regional Rural Bank out of which Tripura Gramin Bank ranked 3rd in the country.
In Tripura Gramin Bank, central government has a 50% stake, the Union Bank of India has 35% stake and rest 15% is held by the Tripura government.

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DAILY GK 20 MAY 2019


DAILY GK 20 MAY 2019
1. INDIA’S FASTEST TRAIN ‘VANDE BHARAT EXPRESS’ COMPLETED 1 LAKH KILOMETERS WITHOUT MISSING SINGLE TRIP
The indigenously-built high-speed train was manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai.

2. US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP ROLLED OUT NEW ‘MERIT-BASED IMMIGRATION SYSTEM’
US President Donald Trump unveiled a new ‘Merit-Based Immigration System’. This is a point based system for professionals where skills of the people will be preferred for permanent residency against the current country based quotas which requires family ties for green cards. It will replace the existing green cards with ‘Build America’ visa.
Under the new plan, 57% of the proportion of green cards or lawful permanent residence status will be given to people with skill-based visas as against the present rate at 12%. In addition to this, immigrants are required learn English and pass a civics exam prior to admission.

3. IN HARDA DISTRICT OF MADHYA PRADESH WOMEN HANDLE ENTIRE WORK OF COUNTING VOTES AS WELL AS MANAGE SECURITY
In Harda district of Madhya Pradesh, women will handle the entire work of counting votes. This initiative is the first of its kind.

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DAILY GK 19 MAY 2019


DAILY GK 19 MAY 2019
1. SASAKAWA AWARD 2019
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction granted the prestigious Sasakawa Award 2019 for Disaster Risk Reduction to, Dr. Pramod Kumar Mishra in 6th Session of Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2019 at Geneva, Switzerland.
The theme of the 2019 Sasakawa award was titled “Building Inclusive and Resilient Societies”.
The other winners are:
  • Sidnei Furtado - Brazil
  • Bijal Brahmbhatt, Director of the Mahila Housing SEWA (Self Employed Women’s Association) Trust of India.

2. 19TH NEW YORK INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL
Child actor, Sunny Pawar aged 11, won the Best Child Actor Award for his performance in ‘Chippa’ at the 19th New York Indian Film Festival.
Film ‘Chippa’ is directed by Safdar Rahman.

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Monday, May 20, 2019

CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ 19TH – 20TH MAY 2019


CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ 19TH – 20TH MAY 2019
1.        Name the state, which has around 35% of India’s total Graphite reserves, as per the report released by Geological Survey of India (GSI).
A) Andhra Pradesh
B) Arunachal Pradesh
C) Madhya Pradesh
D) Himachal Pradesh
E) None of these

2.        Name the country, which has attained ‘Observer‘ status in CTBTO (The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation) and also got access to it’s International Monitoring System (IMS) data.
A) Russia
B) Australia
C) U.S.
D) India
E) None of these

3.        Which country has become the first in Asia, to legalise same-sex marriage?
A) Philippines
B) Vietnam
C) Taiwan
D) Thailand
E) None of these

4.        Name the Maritime Exercise between Singapore and India that held in Singapore recently.
A) SIMBEX
B) Varuna
C) INDRA NAV
D) SLINEX
E) None of these

5.        Name the scheme launched by Government of Saudi Arabia for the first time to give permanent residency to certain expatriates by allowing them to own real estates.
A) “Privileged Maja”
B) “Privileged Talo”
C) “Privileged Huis”
D) “Privileged Iqama”
E) None of these

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