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Monday, May 20, 2019

DAILY GK 18 MAY 2019


DAILY GK 18 MAY 2019
1. 11th India Iran Joint Consular Committee Meeting  
The 11th India Iran Joint Consular Committee Meeting held in New Delhi
The purpose of this meeting is to review the status of ongoing cooperation in consular and visa related issues and also to discuss the strategy to further expand people to people contacts and to promote friendly exchanges between India and Iran.
Both countries have discussed some important issues between India and Iran:
  • Early conclusion of Agreement on Mutual Legal Assistance on civil and commercial matters.
  • To extend longer duration of e-Visa for each other nationals on reciprocity.
  • Visa facilitation for greater people to people contacts etc.

2. The highest graphite reserves of India are found in Arunachal Pradesh: GSI
According to Geological Survey of India, the highest graphite reserves of India, that is, around 35% of India’s total Graphite reserves are found in Arunachal Pradesh.
The data was presented during GSI’s annual interactive meeting with the Department of Geology and Mining & Industries, Government of Arunachal Pradesh in Itanagar.
Arunachal Pradesh could now be developed as the leading producer of graphite in India to meet the nations’ future needs, since currently, India imports the majority of Graphite from other nations.

3. Taiwan becomes the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage
Taiwan’s parliament legalised same-sex marriage, as lawmakers passed a bill permitting same-sex couples to form ‘exclusive permanent unions‘ which would let them apply for a ‘marriage registration’ with government agencies.
The vote took place on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, observed on 17th May.
The only places in the broader Asia-Pacific region to have passed gay marriage laws are Australia and New Zealand.

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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 18TH MAY 2019


CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 18TH MAY 2019
1.        Which country has the highest mortality rate among children under five years of age in 2015, as per the researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, US?
A) China
B) U.S.
C) India
D) Japan
E) None of these

2.        Name the Indian State, which is urging the United Nations (UN) to set up an international centre for disaster mitigation and recovery.
A) Karnataka
B) Odisha
C) West Bengal
D) Kerala
E) None of these

3.        As per the Mint Globetrotter Index, which city topped the index and become the most expensive city?
A) Amsterdam
B) Cape Town
C) Bali
D) Delhi
E) None of these

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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 17TH MAY 2019


CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 17TH MAY 2019
1.        Where was the Indian Navy’s first full-fledged Service Selection Board (SSB) inaugurated recently?
A) Panambur Harbour, Karnataka
B) Kandla Harbour, Gujarat
C) Diamond Harbour, West Bengal
D) Mormugao Harbour, Goa
E) None of these

2.        Where was the 6th Session of the biennial Global Platform for (DDR) Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2019) co-chaired by Switzerland and UNISDR?
A) Paris, France
B) Vienna, Austria
C) Jakarta, Indonesia
D) Geneva, Switzerland
E) None of these

3.        Which country is set to co-chair the Consultative Group (CG) of Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) 2020?
A) U.S.
B) India
C) Germany
D) Russia
E) None of these

4.        Where was the multilateral maritime security field exercise, Asean Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) held?
A) Russia
B) Singapore
C) U.S.
D) India
E) None of these

5.        Which country has become the second country in the world after UK to declare ‘climate emergency’?
A) Russia
B) U.S.
C) Ireland
D) China
E) None of these

6.        Which private sector bank has collaborated with IMGC (India Mortgage Guarantee Corporation) for a mortgage guarantee-backed home loan?
A) HDFC Bank
B) ICICI Bank
C) Yes Bank
D) Citibank
E) None of these

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 16TH MAY 2019


CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 16TH MAY 2019
1.        Where was the 2 day ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) held?
A) New Delhi
B) Kolkata
C) Chennai
D) Mumbai
E) None of these

2.        Who is the Director General of World Trade Organisation (WTO)?
A) Renato Ruggiero
B) Mike Moore
C) Roberto Azevedo
D) Pascal Lamy
E) None of these

3.        What is the name of the joint exercise carried out by the India Armed Forces namely Indian Army, Navy and Air Force that was held in Teressa Island, Andaman and Nicobar?
A) Bull Strike
B) Emerald Mercury
C) Desert Strike
D) Shatrujeet
E) None of these

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

DAILY GK 15 MAY 2019


DAILY GK 15 MAY 2019
1. INDIAN ARMY, NAVY AND AIR FORCE HOLD JOINT EXERCISE BULL STRIKE
All three services, Indian Army, Navy and Air Force hold joint exercise Bull Strike at Teressa Island in Andaman and Nicobar.

2. CEAT INTERNATIONAL CRICKET AWARDS 2019
Indian skipper Virat Kohli has bagged the International Cricketer of the Year Award and Smriti Mandhana has won International Woman Cricketer of Year Award. Virat Kohli has also won the Best Batsman Award.
  • The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Mohinder.
  • Indian Pacer, Jasprit Bumrah was honoured with the International Bowler of the Year Award.
  • International Test Cricketer of the Year: Cheteshwar Pujara (India)
  • International ODI Cricketer of the Year: Rohit Sharma (India)
  • International T20 Player of the Year: Aaron Finch (Australia)

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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 15TH MAY 2019


CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ – 15TH MAY 2019
1.        Who has led the Indian delegation during an official visit to Vietnam to enhance bilateral ties?
A) Sushma Swaraj
B) Ram Nath Kovind
C) Narendra Modi
D) M Venkaiah Naidu
E) None of these

2.        Which non-life insurance provider has launched a scheme termed ‘Mosquito Disease Protection Policy’ which will cover a person against common mosquito-borne diseases?
A) United India Insurance Company
B) HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company
C) Reliance General Insurance Company Limited
D) Aviva Life Insurance Company Limited
E) None of these

3.        Scientists from which university has created the World’s Smallest Colour Pixels by trapping the particles of light?
A) Oxford University
B) University of Cambridge
C) Harvard University
D) University College London
E) None of these

4.        Which team won the 12th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) or IPL 2019?
A) Chennai Super Kings
B) Mumbai Indians
C) Delhi Capitals
D) Sunrisers Hyderabad
E) None of these

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

DAILY GK 14 MAY 2019


DAILY GK 14 MAY 2019
1. NABARD LAUNCHED NABVENTURES- ITS MAIDEN FUND TO GIVE SUPPORT TO AGRICULTURE, FOOD, RURAL START-UPS
A subsidiary of NABARD (The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development), Nabventures notified its first time funding termed ‘NABVENTURES Fund I‘ which is a Rs 700-crore venture capital fund for equity investments to provide support for agriculture, food and rural start-ups (which would help improve rural livelihoods).

2. HDFC ERGO GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY LAUNCHED ‘MOSQUITO DISEASE PROTECTION POLICY’ WHICH WILL COVER PEOPLE AGAINST COMMON MOSQUITO-BORNE DISEASES

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Monday, May 13, 2019

DAILY GK 13 MAY 2019


DAILY GK 13 MAY 2019
1. FACEBOOK HAS SELECTED LONDON AS THE CENTER TO DEVELOP WHATSAPP’S MOBILE PAYMENT SERVICE
CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed that it has selected London to be the center to launch WhatsApp Pay. The reason to choose London than US City is  because WhatsApp is widely used in UK and London is considered as a Hub for Fintech.
WhatsApp has 1.5 billion users globally, out of which, more than 200 million users are in India.

2. INDIAN ACTRESS DIA MIRZA APPOINTED UN ADVOCATES FOR SDGS
The United Nations Secretary–General Antonio Guterres has appointed 17 new advocates to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. These include the Indian actress Dia Mirza and the Chief of Alibaba Group, Jack Ma.

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DAILY GK 12 MAY 2019


DAILY GK 12 MAY 2019
1. UNITED NATIONS TO HOLD OCEAN CONFERENCE 2020 IN PORTUGAL
United Nations General Assembly has decided to hold Ocean Conference 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal from June 2 to 6, 2020 with a theme of “Scaling up ocean action based on science and innovation for the implementation of Goal 14: stocktaking, partnerships and solutions.”

2. IGOR STIMAC TO BE APPOINTED INDIAN FOOTBALL TEAM COACH
Croatia’s Igor Stimac has been appointed as Indian men’s team coach

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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ 12TH – 13TH MAY 2019


CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ 12TH – 13TH MAY 2019
1.        In which state the Char Dham Yatra had begun during the occasion of Akshay Tritiya?
A) Madhya Pradesh
B) Uttar Pradesh
C) Uttarkhand                                                                            
D) Himchal Pradesh
E) None of these

2.        Qantas Airways of which country has operated world’s first zero waste commercial flight named ‘QF739’?
A) Australia
B) United States
C) Germany
D) Russia
E) None of these

3.        Find the name of Financial technology that had launched India’s first UPI Bahi Khata(Digital Ledger) for merchants.
A) Rubique
B) PayMe India
C) BharatPe
D) Paisa Dukaan
E) None of these

4.        FDA approved has approved first vaccine named Dengvaxia for the prevention of dengue disease. The vaccine is also known as _________.
A) CYD-TDV
B) CVD-TYV
C) CDV – TYD
D) CVV –TDY
E) None of these

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

DAILY GK 11 MAY 2019


DAILY GK 11 MAY 2019
1. HYDERABAD’S RAJIV GANDHI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT RANKED AMONG TOP 10 IN THE WORLD-SURVEY BY AIR HELP
In a survey conducted by Air Help, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport of Hyderabad has been ranked as the world’s 8th Best Airport.
Qatar Airways topped the list. Best Airports of 2019 is Hamad International Airport, Qatar.

2. BANK CREDIT UP BY 13.24% AND DEPOSIT UP BY 10.03% IN FY19
According to Reserve Bank of India data, the bank credit grew by 13.24 percent in financial year 2019 (FY19) to Rs 97.67 lakh crore as compared to 10.3 percent in FY18 and the deposits up by 10.03 percent in FY19 to Rs 125.72 lakh crore as compare to 6.7 percent in FY18.

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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ 10TH – 11TH MAY 2019


CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ 10TH – 11TH MAY 2019
1.        Who has headed the ‘chintan baithak’ session for stakeholders in renewable energy industry held in New Delhi recently?
A) S. K. Shukla
B) R. K. Singh
C) Anand Kumar
D) Narendra Modi
E) None of these

2.        Which country was re-elected as an observer to Arctic Council?
A) Russia
B) U.S.
C) India
D) Bangladesh
E) None of these

3.        Name the country, whose bilateral trade with India in the sectors of merchandise and services has grown by 12.6% from USD 126 billion in 2017 to USD 142 billion in 2018.
A) Japan
B) Russia
C) U.S.
D) China
E) None of these

4.        What was the theme of the World Red Cross Day or Red Crescent Day 2019?
A) Theme – Less known Red Cross stories
B) Theme – #Love
C) Theme – Memorable smiles from around the world
D) Theme – Together for Humanity
E) None of these

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