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National Current Affairs Quiz - June 2018

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1. Cabinet Approvals (June 27, 2018) -

  1. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs Approvals -
    1. Contribution of 1040 crores to National Export Insurance Account Trust (NEIA), to be utilised till 2019-20. Corpus would strengthen NEIA to support project exports from the country that are of strategic and national importance.
    2. Capital infusion of 2000 crores for strengthening of  Export Credit Guarantee Corporation (ECGC). It would enhance insurance coverage to MSME exports and strengthen India’s exports to emerging and challenging markets like Africa, CIS and Latin American countries.
    3. Hiked price of ethanol, used for doping in petrol, by almost INR 2.85 per litre to Rs 43.70 in a bid to cut India's oil import dependence as well as give higher price for sugarcane.
  2. General Approvals -
    1. Establishment of additional 6.5 Million Metric Tonne (MMT) Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) facilities at Chandikhol in ____________________________ (4 MMT) and Padur in Karnataka (2.5 MMT), including construction of SPMs (Single Point Mooring) for 2 SPRs.
      1. ISPRL has already constructed underground rock caverns for storage of 5.33MMT of crude oil at 2 locations - Vishakhapatnam (1.33 MMT), Mangalore (1.5 MMT) and Padur (2.5 MMT).
  3. MOUs -
    1. Singapore - Planning 
    2. Denmark - Science, Technology and Innovation, Animal Husbandry and Dairying 
    3. Germany - Civil Aviation 
    4. France - Maritime Awareness Mission 
    5. Indonesia - Technical Cooperation in Railways sector 
    6. Bahrain - Healthcare
Odisha
Jharkhand
Goa
Maharashtra
None of These


2. ____________ Indian beaches will soon get the Blue Flag certification, for being Environment-friendly, clean and equipped with amenities of international standards. These beaches of Odisha, Maharashtra and other coastal states will be the first in Asia, to get Blue Flag certification. Blue Blue Flag beach standards are conferred by Copenhagen (Denmark) based Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).

11
10
13
15
None of These


3. 220 MW Unit-1 of _________________'s Kaiga Generating Systems (KGS-1) has set a new record of the continuous operation of 766 days, surpassing earlier record of 765 days set by the Unit-5 of Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS-5) in 2014. With this, KGS-1 stands second in world among Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) and fourth among all nuclear power reactors in terms of continuous operation.

Andhra Pradesh
Telangana
Kerala
Karnataka
None of These


4. 3 day annual Sindhu Darshan Festival celebrations on bank of Indus River in Ladakh region of ____________.

Himachal Pradesh
Uttarakhand
Punjab
Haryana
Jammu and Kashmir


5. 578 metre long Theng tunnel inaugurated in _____________, as state’s longest tunnel. It is constructed on Gangtok-Chungthang Highway.

Nagaland
Arunachal Pradesh
Sikkim
Tripura
None of These


6. According to Recently Released SRS bulletin (2016) -

  1. India registered significant decline in Maternal Mortality Ratio, with 22% reduction in since 2013. MMR declined from 167 in 2011-2013 to _________________ in 2014-2016, against UN MDG (Millennium Development Goals) target of Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) of 139 by 2015. Total maternal deaths for first time are reduced to 32000.
  2. Uttar Pradesh with 30% decline topped in reduction of Maternal Deaths. Three states (Kerala, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu) have already met SDG target for MMR of 70 per 100000.
  3. WHO commended India's progress in reducing the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) by 77 %, from 556 per one lac live births in 1990 to 130 per one lac live births in 2016. This puts India country on track towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal target of MMR below 70 by 2030.
130
120
110
150
None of These


7. According to recently released language data of Census 2011, Hindi is most spoken in India with it being mother tongue of 43.63% Indians, followed by ________________. Marathi replaced Telugu as 3rd most spoken language in nation. Sanskrit is least spoken in India.

Gujarati
Bengali
Tamil
Odia
None of These


8. _____________ Updates -

  1. CM N Chandrababu Naidu laid the foundation for icon tower in Amaravati, with 33 floors and 158-meter height. It will be in the form of letter ‘A’ and it represents Amaravati, to ber built at around 500 Crores.
  2. CM N Chandrababu Naidu stated that state is now Open Defecation Free (ODF), as it achieved goal of constructing 2.77 lakh individual toilets.
  3. Launched a Zero Based Natural Farming (ZBNF) scheme for benefitting farmers, aiming 100% chemical-free agriculture by 2024. It has provisioned investment of INR 16134 croress by 2024. It makes its as India’s first 100 % natural farming state.
  4. Announced monthly allowance of INR 1,000 each to unemployed graduate youths in state with an upper age limit of 35 years.
  5. Will become first state to use auto-disable syringes for all clinical purposes to prevent infection, from World Hepatitis Day on July 28.
Andhra Pradesh
Kerala
Karnataka
Telangana
None of These


9. __________ Updates -

  1. CM Pema Khandu inaugurated 6 MW Shaikangchu small hydro electric project at Gongkhar village.
  2. CM Pema Khandu launched Arunachal Rising Campaign, to create awareness among people about government programmes. It will highlight positive works of government and involve feedback services covering all sections of people.
  3. Signed MOU with Andhra Pradesh-based Smart Village Movement (SVM), To facilitate technology innovations, research and development in selected villages of state. 100 villages spread over 60 constituencies would be selected in consultation with government for SVM project.
Arunachal Pradesh
Tripura
Assam
Nagaland
None of These


10. As per Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry -

  1. 19 of 25 dirtiest cities in India are from West Bengal. _______________is the cleanest state in India, followed by Maharashtra and Chattisgarh.
  2. Among cities, Indore is cleanest for 2nd year in a row, followed by Bhopal and Chandigarh. While, Bhadreshwar in Gujarat is at bottom of 500 cities.
Gujarata
Goa
Odisha
Jharkhand
None of These


11. As per State of India’s Environment (SoE) 2018 in Figures that has been released recently by Down To Earth magazine -

  1. India ranked _______________ out of 180 countries in Global Environment Performance Index (EPI) rankings 2017, India silpped from 141st place in 2016.
  2. India scored 5.75 out of 100 in air quality.
  3. Through Swachh Bharat scheme, 72.1 million individual household toilets have been constructed. But funds allocated for spreading awareness on this to rural people remains unused.
  4. Central government’s target of installing 175 gigawatt (GW) of renewable energy by 2022, is not seeing expected progress, with only 9 % of the roof-top solar target achieved so far.
  5. There is a 146 per cent increase in forestland diversion for non-forest activities in the last one year with maximum diversions recorded in Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Odisha. Forest fires have increased by 125 per cent in just two years (2015-2017).
157
137
127
177 
None of These


12. Ashwini Kumar Choubey (Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare) released 11th Common Review Mission (CRM) report of the National Health Mission. One of its findings stated that women bear uneven burden in family planning as they account for more than 93% of sterilisations in the country.

Common Role Mission
Common Review Mission
Combined Review Mission
Common Reading Mission
None of These


13. ______________ government will introduce awareness programme called 'Sanskar' in all its development blocks and panchayats, after incidents triggered by superstition and ignorance including lynching of two people in Karbi Anglong district.

Meghalaya
Tripura
Nagaland
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam


14. Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) signed pact with ____________ firm NANO Ltd for design and manufacture of SCR Catalysts for De-NOx application in coal-fired plants. It will enhance BHEL's offerings for emission control systems (De-NOx applications).

South Korean
Russian
French
German
None of These


15. ________________ government launched new crop insurance scheme named State Crop Assistance scheme, to be effective from Kharif season 2018. Under this, farmers would get compensation of INR 7500 per hectare if less than 20% of crop is damaged. And if more than 20% of crop is damaged, INR 10000 would per hectare would be given as compensation.

Punjab
Gujarat
Maharashtra
Bihar
None of These


16. Cabinet Approvals (June 06, 2018) -

  1. CCEA (___________________________________) Approvals -
    1. Approved construction of 9.9 km long new 6 - lane bridge across river Ganga on NH - 96 at Phaphamau in Allahabad with total cost of INR 1948 crores, to be completed by December 2021. It will resolve the traffic congestion on existing old 2 - lane Phaphamau bridge on NH-96 at Allahabad. This will aso boost pilgrimage and local economy of Holy city of Prayag.
    2. Implementation of Phase-3 of Off-grid and Decentralised Solar PV (Photo Voltaic) Application Programme to achieve additional 118 MWp(Mega Watt peak) off-grid solar PV capacity by 2020. Off-grid solar systems will also open better livelihood opportunities for beneficiaries in remote areas, increasing self-employment. Implementation of Phase-Ill is likely to generate employment opportunity equivalent to 8.67 lakh man-days. It will Cover -
      1. 300000 solar street lights will be installed across country.
      2. Solar power plants of individual size up to 25 kWp(kilo Watt peak) will be promoted in areas where grid power has not reached or is not reliable. Aggregated capacity of solar power plants would be 100 MWp.
      3. 2500000 solar study lamps will be provided in North Eastern States and LWE affected districts.
      4. Total project of the three components included under the phase 3 is INR 1895 crores of which INR 637 crores will be provided as central financial assistance.
  2. General Approvals -
    1. Release of Joint Stamps between with Russia, to establish postal cooperation.
    2. Approved revision in wage structure of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS), with expenditure of INR 1258 crores during 2018-19, benefitting . 3.07 lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks. GDSs have been brought under two categories - Branch Postmasters (BPMs) and Assistant Branch Postmaster (ABPMs). Present 11 TRCA slabs will be merged into 3 TRCA Slabs with two levels each for BPMs and other than BPMs. Introduction of new Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA).
    3. Approved Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Continuation Programme (Phase 6)  and funding of thirty PSLV operational flights under the Programme, with total fund requirement of INR 6131 Crores.
      1. PSLV Continuation Programme was sanctioned in 2008, with four phases completed and fifth phase to be completed by Q2 of 2019-20. Phase 6 approval will cater to launch of satellite missions during Q3 of 2019-20 to Q1 of 2023-2, with frequency of up to 8 launches per year.
    4. Approved Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark-III (GSLV Mk-III) continuation programme (Phase-I) consisting of ten (10) GSLV (Mk-III) flights, at a total estimated cost of Rs. 4338 crores.
      1. The GSLV Mk-III continuation Programme – Phase 1 is first phase of operational flights that will enable launch of 4 tonne class of communication satellites to meet country’s satellite communication requirements, during 2019-2024.
      2. It will meet launch requirement of communication satellites to meet national demand for High Throughput Satellites for rural broadband connectivity, increase and sustain the availability of transponders for DTH, VSAT and Television broadcasters.
    5. Approved several measures worth aprox INR 8500 crores, to improve liquidity of sugar mills resulting in accumulation of huge cane price arrears of farmers.
      1. Creation of buffer stock of 30 LMT of sugar for 1 year and to incur estimated expenditure of 1175 crores.
      2. To fix minimum selling price of white / refined sugar at mill gate below which no white / refined sugar can be sold by a sugar mill in domestic market. Minimum selling price of white/refined sugar shall be initially fixed at Rs.29/kg which can be revised by DFPD based on revision of FRP etc.
      3. To up-grade existing distilleries attached to sugar mills by installing incineration boilers and setting up new distilleries in sugar mills. Government will bear interest subvention of maximum 1332 crores over 5 years on bank loans amounting 4440 crores to be sanctioned to sugar mills by banks.
  3. MOUs -
    1. With Netherlands on technical cooperation in Spatial Planning, Water Management and Mobility Management.
    2. With Denmark on technical cooperation in Sustainable and Smart Urban Development.
    3. With United Kingdom, France on technical cooperation in Sustainable Urban Development.
    4. With Oman on Cooperation in peaceful uses of outer space.
Combined Committee on Economic Affairs
Cabinet Committee on Ecological Affairs
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs
Cabinet Committee on Eccentric Affairs
None of These


17. Cabinet Approvals (June 13, 2018) -

  1. MOUs -
    1. Joint issue of a postage stamp between Department of Posts of India and Vietnam.
    2. MoU signed between Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Institut National de la Santeet de la Recherche Medicale (INSERM) of France. It aims at cooperation in areas of common interest within medical, life sciences and health research fields.
  2. General Approvals -
    1. Permitted _______________________________ to raise additional share capital of up to a maximum of 24000 crores, over previous approved limit of 10000 crores. Provided that Composite foreign shareholding in Bank shall not exceed 74% of paid-up equity share capital.
    2. Approved continuation of 3 Year Action Plan (2017-2020) of scheme for Agricultural Education Division and ICAR Institutes with outlay of INR 2225 crores.  It is aimed to generate quality human resources from the institutions of higher agricultural education. It comprises of -
      1. Strengthening and Development of Higher Agricultural Education in India - 2050 crores
      2. ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM) - 24 crores
      3. ICAR - Central Institute of Women in Agriculture (CIWA) including All India Coordinated Research Project on Home Science (AICRP-HS) - 151 crores. 
    3. Approved withdrawal of Nalanda University (Amendment) Bill 2013 (pending in Rajya Sabha). Nalanda University was established after a Joint Press Statement at 4th East Asia Summit in Thailand in October 2009. Present proposal is for withdrawing Nalanda University (Amendment) Bill 2013, which is aimed at amending certain existing provisions of Nalanda University Act 2010.
    4. Approved introduction of Dam Safety Bill 2018 in Parliament. It will help States and UTs to adopt uniform dam safety procedures which shall ensure safety of dams and safeguard benefits from such dams. The Bill provides for -
      1. Constitution of a National Committee on Dam Safety which shall evolve dam safety policies and recommend regulations.
      2. Establishment of National Dam Safety Authority as a regulatory body which shall implement guidelines and standards for dam safety.
      3. Constitution of a State Committee on Dam Safety by State Governments.
    5. Approved nomination of Home Minister as Chairman of North Eastern Council (NEC), and Minister of State (Independent Charge) in Ministry of DoNER as Vice Chairman of NEC. NEC has Governors and CMs of all 8 North Eastern State as its members. Presently, Rajnath Singh is Home Minister and Jitendra Singh is Minister of State (IC) in Ministry of DoNER.

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ICICI Bank
HDFC Bank
Axis Bank
SBI
None of These


18. Central Water Commission (CWC) signed agreement with Google for flood forecasting and dissemination of flood related information to masses, to help crisis management agencies to better handle extreme hydrological events, under ____________________ (NHP).

  1. CWC will use technological advances made by Google in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and geo-spatial mapping for effective management of water resources.
  2. Google also roled lout an offline mode for Android users, to enable surfing web with Chrome even without a constant internet connection. Users who are signed into Chrome can also access relevant articles, based on browsing history.
Native Hydrology Project
National Hydrology Project
New Hydrology Project
Nodal Hydrology Project
None of These


19. Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS) developed a mobile based app _____________, with features -

  1. It enables booking of unreserved tickets, issue and renewal of season and platform tickets, check and load R-wallet balance and helps maintain user profile management and booking history.
  2. Upon registration, Railway Wallet (R-Wallet) will be created. R-Wallet can be recharged online (https://www.utsonmobile.indianrail.gov.in) or at any of UTS counters.
  3. No advance ticket booking is allowed (Journey date will always be current date).
  4. No need to carry hardcopy of ticket.
utsatmobile
utsinmobile
utsmobile
utsonmobile
None of These


20. Centre of Excellence in Maritime & Shipbuilding (CEMS) announced setting up of 24 labs (6 in ____________ and 18 in Vizag campus), as first of its kind of infrastructure in Asia Pacific region. CEMS aims to build competency in maritime & shipbuilding sector through skill development.

Mumbai
Delhi
Jaipur
Kolkata
None of These


21. ________________ Government approved merger of shikshakarmi with state school education department., wef July 2018. It is expected to benefit around 1.50 lakh shikshakarmi who are currently working under Panchayats and urban local bodies. For merger, a shikshakarmi must have completed 8 years of service.

  1. Merged teachers would from now onwards be known as Teacher (LB) cadre and their management as well as control would be with School Education Department instead of Panchayat Department.
Chhattisgarh
Jharkhand
Odisha
West Bengal
None of These


22. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated a 16 MW solar ‘PV power plant’ established by Bharat Electronics LTD at Heavy Vehicle Factory in Avadi (______________________).

Kerala
Tamilnadu
Karnataka
Telangana
None of These


23. _________ Government introduce a “happiness curriculum” in Delhi’s government schools from coming academic session, for students from nursery up to Class VIII. It has been launched by Dalai Lama.

Uttaranchal
Haryana
Punjab
Delhi
None of These


24. Draft national disaster risk index prepared by home ministry with support from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has ranked _______________ at top, followed by West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, while Delhi is most at risk among Union territories (UTs).

Goa
Gujarat
Sikkim
Tripura
Maharashtra


25. Election Commission launched its online RTI Portal at URL (http://__________________), to facilitate applicants seeking information under Right to Information Act.

rti.nic.in
rti.eci.org.in
rti.eci.nic.in
rti.eci.in
None of These


26. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj launched new ______________________ App, allowing people to apply for a passport from anywhere.

Passport Seva
Passport Kendra
Passport At Home
My Passport
None of These


27. General Conferences (June 1 - 10, 2018) -

  1. India and South Centre (an inter-governmental organisation based in Geneva (____________________)) organized an International Conference on TRIPS- CBD Linkage in Geneva, aiming to revive WTO discussions on issues related to preventing theft of traditional knowledge.
  2. 49th Conference of Governors Held in New Delhi.
  3. 3rdNational Health Editors’ Conference on Yoga held at Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY) in New Delhi.
  4. Oxford University Press South Asia Conclave 2018 held in New Delhi.
  5. State Environment Ministers Conference as a run-up to World Environment Day held in New Delhi.
    1. In this event, Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan released ‘Status of Environment Report, India 2015’.
    2. India’s forest cover was 21.34 % in 2015, and non forest trees area is 2.82%. Mizoram with 89 % has highest forest cover, followed by Lakshdweep (84.56 %), Andaman and Nicobar Islands (82 %), Arunachal Pradesh (80 %).
    3. Assam has lowest forest cover with 35 % among 15 states / UTs with over 33 % forest cover.
    4. Madhya Pradesh has maximum forest cover of 72,462 sq km, out of total approx 7 Lakh Sq Km forest cover in India.
  6. 11th GeoIntelligence Asia 2018 organised at Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi with theme GeoSpatial : A Force Multiplier for Defence and Industrial Security.
  7. India’s Sanjana Ramesh was awarded ‘Most Valuable Player’ (MVP) even as compatriot Vaishnavi Yadav won the ‘Girls Grit Award’, during Basketball Without Borders Asia 2018 event held in New Delhi.
  8. Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) organised National Consultation on Child Protection in New Delhi.
  9. Ministry of Shipping in association with Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY), Ministry of Rural Development conducted a workshop on “Skill Development in the Port and Maritime Sector” in New Delhi.
Norway
Switzerland
Sweden
Netherlands
None of These


28. General Conferences (June 11 - 20, 2018) -

  1. 15th annual Asia and Oceania Region Intergovernmental Ministerial meeting on anti-doping held in Colombo (_______________).
  2. 2 day National Consultation on ‘Making Agriculture Sustainable and Profitable’ held at Pune (Maharashtra).
  3. 4th Governing Council Meeting of NITI Aayog held in New Delhi.
    1. Rajiv Kumar is Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog and Amitabh Kant is Its CEO.
  4. Kerala government organized promotion programme Yoga Ambassadors Tour, as a specialized trip for yoga professionals.
  5. 1 day thematic Seminar on “Private Sector Participation and Innovation in Resource Mobilisation” hosted in Mumbai by Ministry of Finance and Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) as knowledge partner.
  6. Conference on Implementation of National Pension System (NPS) by Central Autonomous Bodies (CABs)  organized by Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) in Delhi.
  7. J P Nadda, Minister of Health and Family Welfare exchanged MOUs with State Health Ministers of 20 States marking their commitment towards launch of the Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) at a Health Ministers conclave in Delhi.
    1. Also, government proposed to impose penalty on insurance companies for delay in payment to hospitals for settlement of claims under its Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS). If an insurance company delays claim payment beyond 15 days, then it would have to pay a penalty of 1 % interest on claimed amount per week till it finally settles the claim.
    2. About NHPM -
      1. NHPS aims to provide a cover of Rs 5 lakh per family annually to 10 crore vulnerable families.
      2. Indu Bhushan is CEO of NHPM.
  8. 3rd Meeting of National Council of Senior Citizens(NCSrC) held in Delhi.
  9. IIT Kharagpur hosted Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2018 – Hardware edition, in association with Ministry of  HRD, AICTE, Persistent Systems and i4C.
    1. SIH2018 – Hardware edition is first of its kind innovative initiative to provide platform to young technical minds to showcase their innovations which can bring out revolutionary changes in crucial sectors like agriculture, health, clean water, waste management, automotive, smart communication.
  10. 2nd India-US colloquium on Earth Observations and Sciences for Society and Economy was inaugurated at CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (CSIR-NIO) at Dona Paula (Goa).
  11. International Conference on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) held in Kathmandu (capital of Nepal) with Theme Sustainable Development Goals for Smart Society.
  12. 10th Meeting of Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF) held in New Delhi.
  13. Workshop on Cyber Security Framework for Department of Defence organised by Ministry of Defence in New Delhi.
  14. 5th National Standards Conclave with theme Implementing the Indian National Strategy for Standardization held in New Delhi.
Bangladesh
Japan
Sri Lanka
South Korea
None of These


29. General Conferences (June 21 - 30, 2018) -

  1. National Seminar on Conservation of Particularly Vulnerable Tribes of Andaman & Nicobar Islands (The Way Forward) held in _____________________.
  2. Students from KCJ College of Engineering, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, have won first prize at the Smart India Hackathon 2018 Hardware Edition under the ‘Smart Communication’ category conducted at the CSIR-CEERI in Pilani, Rajasthan.
  3. 2 day National Consultation on ‘Making Agriculture Sustainable and Profitable’ held at Pune (Maharashtra).
  4. A turmeric workshop on ‘Production and export promotion of turmeric’ held in Telangana. Commerce Ministry announced to set up a special cell for turmeric in Nizamabad (Telangana).
  5. 19th All India Conference of Directors of Finger Prints Bureau in Hyderabad (Telangana).
  6. 7th India Minerals and Metals forum organized in New Delhi.
  7. 4th National Review and Consultation on Swachh Iconic Places began in Hyderabad.
  8. PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Vanijya Bhawan, a new office complex in New Delhi for Department of Commerce. PM also laid foundation stone for National Centre for Ageing at All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi. It will be completed by February 2020.
  9. Pilot Training of Trainers (ToT) Course on Civilian Protection and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) held at Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi.
  10. Ministry of Women and Child Development organized a Seminar on Technology Partnerships ‘TECH-THON’ for steering POSHAN Abhiyaan at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in New Delhi.
  11. Confernce on Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan 'IPledgefor9' Achievers and MMR Reduction Awards held in New Delhi. 
  12. 500th death anniversary of noted saint kabit observed at Maghar in Sant Kabir Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh.
  13. Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) organized Renewable Energy Dialogue 2018 in New Delhi. India has set a fresh target of achieving 100 GW of solar power by 2022 (up from 20 GW earlier). India also aims to achieve 40% of its total electricity generation from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030.
  14. 4th National Consultation Meeting of Ministers of States & UTs, in-charge of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs held in New Delhi.
  15. J P Nadda, Minister of Health and Family Welfare inaugurated NIMHANS Digital Academy (Bengaluru).
Delhi
Jaipur
Kolkata
Ahmedabad
New Delhi


30. Goa tourism department will launch app-based taxi services in state called ______________ in July 2018, to organize taxi services in tourism prone state. It has more than 2,800 licensed taxi drivers partnering with the app.

MyGOA
GoGoa
GOAMILES 
GOAHEAVEN
None of These


31. Government approved assistance of INR _______________ lakh per family to West Pakistan Refugees (WPRs), to benefit 5764 families of WPRs settled in Jammu and Kashmir. Full expenditure for this scheme will be borne by Central Government.

15.5
2.5
4.5
5.5
None of These


32. Government proposed to set up 3000 Van Dhan Kendras involving 30000 SHGs across country under Van Dhan Scheme of Ministry of Tribal Affairs.

  1. Van Dhan Scheme was launched on 14th April, 2018 during celebrations of Ambedkar Jayanti at Bijapur (______________).
  2. Under Van Dhan Scheme, 10 Self Help Groups of 30 Tribal gatherers each have been constituted at Bijapur.  They are then trained and provided with working capital to add value to the products, which they collect from the Jungle.
  3. Van Dhan Mission targets at livelihood generation for tribals by harnessing non-timber forest produces, with estimated value of 2 Lakh Crores per year.
  4. Further it is to set-up tribal community owned Van Dhan Vikas Kendras (the Kendra) in predominantly forested tribal districts. A Kendra shall constitute of 10 tribal SHGs, each comprising of upto 30 tribal NTFP gatherers or artisans i.e. about 300 beneficiaries per Kendra.
Jharkhand
Chattisgarh
Odisha
Goa
None of These


33. Government launched JANAUSHADHI SUVIDHA Oxo-biodegradable Sanitary Napkin, under Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP), to be available at over 3600 Janaushadhi Kendras across India. It is priced at INR ______________ Per pad, down from average price of a pad at INR 8 Currently.

2.5
5
5.5
1
None of These


34. _____________________ government announced wind-solar hybrid power policy 2018, aiming to make optimum utilisation of the land and grid. It provides 50% concession for cross-subsidy surcharge and additional surcharge when generated energy is sold to a third party. State currently generates over 5,500 MW of wind power and 1,600 MW of solar power.

Goa
Gujarat
Maharashtra
Sikkim
Gujarat


35._____________ government launched Suryashakti Kisan Yojana (SKY), solar power scheme for farmers enabling them to generate electricity for their captive consumption as well as sell surplus power to grid and earn extra buck.

  1. It is first such scheme in country, where farmer will produce his power and sell surplus to State power utility.
  2. Pilot Phase with approx 137 feeders will cover as approx 12400 farmers from 33 districts. The project cost is around Rs 870 crore and it will generate 175 MW.
  3. Under it, farmers of state having existing electricity connection will be given solar panels as per their load requirements. It envisages setting up of separate feeders for agricultural solar energy consumption.
  4. Cost Sharing - State and Central governments will give 60% subsidy on cost of project. Farmer is required to take 5% cost, while 35% will be provided to him as affordable loan with interest rates of 4.5 to 6%.
  5. Duration of scheme is 25 years, split between 7 and 18 year periods. For first 7 years, farmers will get per unit rate of Rs 7 (Rs 3.5 by state power utility + Rs 3.5 by state government). For subsequent 18 years they will get rate of Rs 3.5 for each unit sold.
Goa
Gujarat
Maharashtra
Sikkim
None of These


36. HRD Ministry approved draft HECI(Repeal of University Grants Commission Act) Bill 2018 , that seeks to repeal UGC Act and set up HECI (______________) . Stakehoders can give their suggestions at reformofugc@gmail.com by 07-07-2018.

  1. Principals of Draft Include Less Government and more Governance, Separation of grant functions, End of Inspection Raj, Focus on academic quality, Powers to enforce.
  2. Highlights of Bill -
    1. Improving academic standards and quality of higher education, specifying norms for learning outcomes, lay down standards of teaching/research etc.
    2. Provide roadmap for mentoring of institutions found failing in maintaining the required academic standards.
    3. Shall have the power to enforce decisions, grant or revoke authorization for starting / closure of academic operations.
    4. Will encourage higher education institutions to formulate a Code of Good Practices covering promotion of teaching and learning.
    5. Provides for penal provisions (graded), which will cover withdrawal of power to grant degrees/ diplomas, or even prosecution sanction in serious willful non-compliance.
    6. There will be an Advisory Council to render advice the Commission on matters concerning coordination of standards in country. 
    7. Commission will specify norms for fixing of fee chargeable by higher education institutions and advice Governments accordingly..
    8. It will monitor, through a national data base, development of emerging fields of knowledge and balanced growth of higher education in all spheres.
Higher Education Commission of India
Higher Election Commission of India
Higher Economy Commission of India
Higher Ecology Commission of India
None of These


37. Handbook Legal Processes for the Police in Respect of Crime Against Children, has been released by Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) along with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) ______________.

Jaipur
Kolkata
Guwahati
Delhi
Mumbai


38. ___________________ Government launched 7-Star Gram Panchayat Rainbow scheme to give star rankings to its panchayats on the basis of seven social parameters - sex ratio, education, hygiene, environment preservation, governance and social participation. So far, Ambala topped star ranking followed by Gurugram and Karnal. .

  1. Gram panchayats scoring maximum in all parameters will be recognized as Indradhanush Gram Panchayats. They will get special grants for development works from Development and Panchayats Department of State Government.
  2. Rewards -
    1. 6 stars - 20 lakh.
    2. 5 stars - 15 lakh.
    3. 4 stars - 10 lakh.
    4. Villages for achieving each parameter will be rewarded Rs 1 lakh. Villages having equal or more girl population will be given INR 50000 as bonus with their reward money. Villages which adopt Swachhta Mission will be given additional INR 50000.
  3. Various Colours -
    1. Pink star - To panchayats that make outstanding performance in improving sex ratio.
    2. Green star - For protection of environment
    3. White star - Cleanliness.
    4. Saffron star - For crime-free villages.
    5. Sky colour star - To village that will have no drop out.
    6. Golden star - For good governance.
    7. Silver star - For participation in development of villages.
Harayana
Gujarat
Rajasthan
Punjab
None of These


39. ____________ Updates-

  1. Approved introduction of e-auction with an amendment in policy for allotment of petrol pumps, CNG (Compressed natural gas) or PNG (Piped Natural Gas) sites to oil companies in urban areas. It aims at bringing transparency in allotment process.
  2. Approved to provide monthly assistance of INR 8000 to female acid victims.
  3. Increased upper age limit to enter into government service from 40 to 42 years.
  4. Issued a notification directing sports persons employed with state to pay 33% of their income earned professionally and through commercial endorsements to state sports council. It will be used for development of sports in state.
  5. Hiked Dearness Allowance (DA) from 5 % to 7%.
  6. Launched One-Stop centres for women affected by violence in all its districts. Presently there are 7 OSCs in some districts in Haryana and approval has been granted for 15 more OSCs.
  7. Announced to develop Madhogarh Fort in Mahendragarh on pattern of Mughal Gardens in Pinjore, under Madhogarh-Mahendragarh-Narnaul-Rewari Heritage Circuit.
Punjab
Haryana
Uttarakhand
Jammu and Kashmir
None of These


40. ______________ Updates -

  1. Inaugurated Dr Radhakrishnan Government Medical College in Hamirpur. It will admit first batch of 100 students from 2018-19 academic year.
  2. Announced increment of honorarium of ASHA workers of he health department from 1000 to Rs 1250, to benefit 7,829 ASHA workers in the state.
  3. Will do away with semester system in undergraduate (UG) courses and revert to annual examination system, as recommended by a committee formed to review RUSA (Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan).
Jammu and Kashmir
Uttarakhand
Haryana
Punjab
Himachal Pradesh


41. India will get its first national police museum in Lutyens (Delhi), depicting history of central and state police forces. It will be inaugurated on Police Commemoration Day, which is held on ________________.

  1. Also, A National Tribal Museum along with a National Level Tribal Research Institute will also be set up in Delhi.
June 21
October 21
July 21
August 21
None of These


42. Indian Institute of Technology – Banaras Hindu University (______________________) and Amazon Internet Services Private Limited (AISPL) signed MoU to develop cloud-ready job skills by providing access to AWS Educate program and to help establish a Cloud Research Lab on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).  Cloud Research Lab will provide students with opportunities to use AWS Cloud technology to pursue research initiatives that focus on AI and ML innovation for India.

Delhi
Varanasi
Mumbai
Ahmedabad
None of These


43. Indian Railways eliminated all unmanned level crossings (UMLC) from its four zones - West Central, Central, Eastern and South East Central Railways, aggregating 11,545 route kilometers that are now UMLC free on broad gauge route. Railways has target of September 2018 for eliminating UMLC in 11 zones of its total ________________ zones. For remaining zones, target is set before 2020.

16
12
14
15
None of These


44. India’s first automated and organised vehicle scrapping and recycling facility set up in Greater Noida (_____________) by Mahindra & Mahindra Limited through a joint venture with MSTC Limited.

Himachal Pradesh
Uttarakhand
Punjab
Haryana
Uttar Pradesh


45. India’s first robotic telescope at Indian Astronomical Observatory (IAO) at Hanle (_______________) started observing the skies. It is part of a multi-country collaborative initiative called ‘Global Relay of Observatories Watching Transients Happen’ (GROWTH) to observe transient events in universe. It is joint project of Indian Institute of Astrophysics Bengaluru and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB).

Delhi
Ladakh
Gangtok
Darjeeling
None of These


46. J P Nadda, Minister of Health and Family Welfare released National Health Profile (NHP) 2018 prepared by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI). He also launched _________________ (NHRR) - Country’s first ever national healthcare facility registry of authentic, standardized and updated geo-spatial data of all public and private healthcare establishments. 

  1. NHRR will be ultimate platform for comprehensive information of all healthcare establishments in India (Private / Government). Over 20 lakh healthcare establishments like hospitals, doctors, clinics, diagnostic labs, pharmacies and nursing homes would be enumerated under this census, capturing data on over 1,400 variables.
National Health Resource Repository
Nodal Health Resource Repository
Native Health Resource Repository
New Health Resource Repository
None of These


47. Jammu and Kashmir government will host its first ever global investors meet in July 2018 in __________________, focused on harnessing hydropower potential of 20,000 mega watts in Jammu Kashmir.

Anantnag
Pahalgam
Leh
Jammu
Srinagar


48. KVIC (Khadi and Village Industries Commission) created world record of distributing maximum number of bee-boxes in one day, 2330 bee-boxes were distributed among 233 beneficiaries in Zangalee Army area (______________).

Kashmir
Delhi
Guwahati
Jaipur
None of These


49. __________ Updates -

  1. State Academy for Skills Excellence launched a new portal with single window facility for job seekers and employers. It will develop a Labour Bank that will be connected to jobs portal.
  2. State Literacy Mission Authority launched of a ‘Water Literacy’(Jala Saksharatha) campaign to create awareness about importance and optimal use of water and its conservation.
Karnataka
Kerala
Telangana
Tripura
None of These


50________________ government announced outstanding power bill waiver scheme for laborers and poor families, expected to benefit about 77 lakh people. Cabinet also approved Mukhyamantri Jan Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana 2018 to provide subsidized power.

Karnataka
Odisha
West Bengal
Chattisgarh
Madhya Pradesh


51. _____________ Updates -

  1. Signed MoU with Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX) to launch Cotton Mission, to create value chain with final market linkages for thousands of cotton farmers in Vidarbha region. Under this, MCX will partner with state agriculture department and other agencies to work with Farmer Producer Organisations and help them connect to organised market network for building their capabilities.
  2. Inaugurated a web portal named Continuous Medical Education (CME) to offer information and suggestions related to exact treatment received by patients for various health issues. Using this, medical practitioners can obtain suggestions regarding accurate treatment of patients suffering from various ailments.
  3. Announced Kanya Van Samruddhi Yojana, in which farmers families with girl child will be given saplings for plantation. A farmer family with a girl child between April 1 and March 31 will get 10 saplings free of cost from forest department. Beneficiaries will have to plant saplings between July 1 and 7. Scheme will be applicable for 2 girl childs per family.
  4. Made it compulsory for the Public Works Department to use plastic waste for construction and repair of asphalt roads, to sustainably use increasing amount of plastic waste collected by state civic bodies.
  5. Partnered with Andhra Pradesh Government, to strengthen ecosystem of Fintech technology, during recent Mumbai Fintech Festival.
Maharashtra
Goa
Gujarat
Telangana
None of These


52. Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi laid Foundation for India’s First Advanced Forensic Lab in _____________________, dedicated to women related cases. It will augment capacity of CFSL __________ to 2000 Cases per year (from 160 cases). 5 more advanced forensic labs would come up in Mumbai, Chennai, Guwahati, Pune and Bhopal in 3 months, taking annual capacity to 50000 cases.

Delhi
Kolkata
Chandigarh
Jaipur
None of These


53. Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu launched ______________ mobile application, to track missing children. It will use AmazonRekognition web facial recognition service to identify missing kids.

ReCollect
Find
ReSearch
ReUnite
None of These


54. Minister of Steel, Chaudhary Birender Singh dedicated rebuilt Blast Furnace-1 ‘Parvati’ of SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) to the Nation, in __________________. Parvati is first Blast Furnace of SAIL that was launched in February 1959 by first President of India (Dr. Rajendra Prasad). It was put down in August 2013 for total rebuilding. With rebuild, annual production capacity of furnace increased from 0.438 Million tonnes (MT) to 1.015 MT.

Goa
Gujarat
Chhattisgarh
Jharkhand
Odisha


55. Ministry of Agriculture launched Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan from June 1 to july 31, 2018, to promote best farming practices and double farmers income launched in 25 villages in ___________________ Districts identified by Ministry of Rural Development and NITI Aayog. Activities Include distribution of soil health cards, mini kits of pulses and horticulture plants etc.

Inspirationl
Exceptional
Aspirational
Inclusive
None of These


56. Ministry of Culture launched _______________________ scheme with outlay of INR 325 Croress for 2018-19 and 2019-20. It envisages to reimburse Central Government share of Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) and Integrated Goods and Service Tax (IGST), to lessen burden of Charitable Religious Institutions who provide Food free of cost without any discrimination to General Public, Including Temples, Gurudwara, Mosque, Church, Dharmik Ashram etc.

  1. It is applicable to Organizations which have been in existence for at least 5 years before applying for financial assistance/grant and who serve free food to at least 5000 people in a month.
  2. Ministry will register eligible charitable religious institutions for a time period ending with finance commission period and subsequently registration may be renewed by he Ministry, subject to performance evaluation.
  3. Entity will be permitted to submit reimbursement claim of GST and Central Government share of IGST to designated authority of GST Department at State level in prescribed format during validity of registration.
  4. Eligible institutions should be registered with Darpan portal.
Seva Bhoj Yojna
Seva Bhu Yojna
Seva Bhog Yojna
Sahaj Bhoj Yojna
None of These


57. Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation launched Swajal Scheme in _______________ Aspirational districts, aimed at providing clean drinking water. It will involve outlay of 700 crores through flexi-funds under existing National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) budget. 90% of project cost is taken care by Government and remaining 10% is contributed by beneficiary community.

  1. Modernisation of 2000 water quality testing laboratories spread across country will also be taken up. INR 1000 crores will be earmarked for addressing drinking water needs of 27,544 arsenic and fluoride affected habitations of country, under National Water Quality Sub-Mission (NWQSM).
125
115
105
135
None of These


58. Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation selected 10 more iconic sites under Phase III of Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) of Swachh Bharat Mission, launched at Mana village (_______________).

  1. 10 new iconic sites are - Raghavendra Swamy Temple (Andhra Pradesh), Hazarduari Palace (West Bengal), Brahma Sarovar Temple (Haryana), Vidur Kuti (Uttar Pradesh), Mana village (Uttarakhand), Pangong Lake (J&K), Nagvasuki Temple (UP), Ima Keithal market (Manipur), Sabarimala Temple (Kerala) and Kanvashram (Uttarakhand).
  2. SIP is an initiative of Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation under Swachh Bharat Mission and was launched in 2016. It was initiated as project to take iconic places and their surroundings to higher standards of cleanliness (swachhata).
  3. Phase 1 and 2 of SIP each have 10 Iconic places listed under them.
Uttarakhand
Punjab
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
None of These


59. Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) willl expand its India BPO Promotion Scheme to 1 lakh seats from current 48,000 seats. It will also set up 5th and India’s largest National data centre (NDC) in Bhopal (______________________) with capacity of 5 lakh virtual servers.

  1. India BPO Promotion Scheme (IBPS) was Launched in 2014, to incentivize establishment of BPO firms and their extension to Tier II and Tier III cities.
Madhya Pradesh
Jharkhand
Odisha
Kerala
None of These


60. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare signed an MoU with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) to scale up short term healthcare courses through IGNOU's platform. Under this, curriculum for 10 courses especially designed for health sector, will provide more than 14 lakh trained manpower by 2025.

  1. With coming up of 1.5 lakh Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs) by 2022 under ____________________ (NHPM), there will be an urgent need for  such health care providers.
  2. Initially four courses will be launched, namely Home Health Aide,Geriatric Care Assistant, Phlebotomist andGeneral Duty Assistant. Followed by remaining six skill-based curriculum as standardized by MoHFW- Diabetes Educator, Dietetic Aide, EMT-Basic, Dispensing Optician/VT and Medical Equipment Technology Assistant.
Nodal Health Protection Mission
New Health Protection Mission
Native Health Protection Mission
National Health Protection Mission
None of These


61. Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) approved institution of ______________’s Special Operation Medal and 3 more Medals- Antarik Suraksha Medal, Asadharan Aashuchan Padak, and Utkrisht & Ati-Utkrisht Seva Medal, to be awarded annually.

  1. Special Operation Medal and Asadharan Aashuchan Padak will be awarded on Independence Day (15th August).
  2. Antarik Suraksha Medal and Utkrisht & Ati-Utkrisht Seva Medal will be announced on Republic Day (26th January).
  3. Home Minister’s Special Operation Medal - Aims to promote high professional standards of Investigation of Crime in State/UT Police and Central Investigating Agencies (CIAs) in country.
  4. Asadharan Aashuchan Padak - Will be given to security and Intelligence officials for acts of exceptional courage and skill in intelligence gathering.
  5. Antarik Suraksha Medal - To be bestowed upon Police personnel for operation duty rendered by them for tenure of every 2 years in internal security in Jammu & Kashmir, Left Wing Extremism (LWE) region and North East region.
  6. Utkrisht and Ati Utkrisht Seva Medal - To be awarded to permanent Police and intelligence personnel in recognition of Long Service of 15 and 25 year and good service records.
Foreign Minister
Prime Minister
External Affairs Minister
Home Minister
None of These


62. Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) launched National Digital Library of India (NDLI) on occasion of National Reading Day (_______________) in New Delhi. NDLI aims to make digital educational resources available to all, to empower learning.

  1. NDLI (under aegis of National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT)) is a framework of virtual repository of learning resources with a single-window search facility. It been developed by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur.
June 1
June 17
June 7
June 10
None of These


63. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) declared medium (5 GW by 2022) and long-term (_____________ GW by 2030) targets for offshore wind power capacity addition, as a new element in already existing basket of renewable energy of country.

  1. Target for offshore wind power is moderate in comparison to on-shore wind target of 60 GW and its achievement of 34 GW and solar target of 100 GW by 2022, because of challenges in installing wind power turbines in open seas.
  2. Global capacity of off-shore wind power is about 17 to 18 GW,led by UK, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands & China.
20
50
25
40
30


64. Ministry of Power will make ______________ degrees celsius as mandatory default setting and labeling of air conditioners within few months, as part of campaign to promote energy efficiency.

  1. Every one degree increase in temperature of air-conditioner results in saving of 6% of electricity consumed.
  2. Normal human body temperature is approximately 36-37 degree Celsius. Lower temperature around 18-21 degree Celsius controlled by air conditioners is not only uncomfortable but is also unhealthy.
24
22
20
26
None of These


65. Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation approved 2 major irrigation projects and 4 flood management schemes with a cumulative cost of INR 84748 crores from six States/ UT.

  1. Kaleshwaram Project (_________________________), will divert 195 TMC (5522 Million Cubic Meter) of Godavari water to irrigate about 18.25 lakh acres of land in 13 districts of Telangana. It is worth approx INR 80190 crores.
  2. Upper Pravara (Nilwande-II) Project (Maharashtra) will irrigate an area of 2,12,758 acres. It is worth approx INR 2232 crores.
Goa
Karnataka
Kerala
Telengana
None of These


66. Ministry of Women and Child Development partnered with NASSCOM to improv its nutrition monitoring app, Integrated Child Development Services-Common Application Software (ICDS-CAS), developed under Poshan Abhiyan (_____________________) that aims to fight malnourishment and stunting.

PM’s Overarching School for Holistic Nourishment
PM’s Overwhelming Scheme for Holistic Nourishment
PM’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment
PM’s Overarching Schedule for Holistic Nourishment
None of These


67. ______________ government will introduce a resolution in state legislature objecting to Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016, as the amendment will legalise thousands of Buddhists (Chakmas) who have illegally entered from Bangladesh.

  1. Also, cabinet approved Sinlung Hills Council Bill 2018, signed as result of peace accord betwee Mizoram government and erstwhile underground Hmar People’s Convention (Democratic) in April 2018.
Assam
Mizoram
Nagaland
Manipur
None of These


68. ______________ became first major private sector player to partner with National Skill Development Corporation to train over 10,000 youth over 3 years.

ICICI Bank
Muthoot Fincorp
SBI
Indiabulls Housing Finance Limited
None of These


69. NITI Aayog Launched a Composite Water Management Index as a tool to improve management of water resources.  This index is an attempt to inspire States and UTs towards efficient and optimal utilization of water. States are categortized as North Eastern and Himalayan States AND Other States. Outcomes of report (for 2016 - 17) -

  1. In Other States, _____________ is ranked at top in reference year (2016-17), followed by Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra.
  2. In North Eastern and Himalayan States, Tripura is at top followed by Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Assam.
  3. In terms of incremental change (over 2015-16 level), Rajasthan is at top in general States and Tripura first amongst North Eastern and Himalayan States.
Goa
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Gujarat
None of These


70. NITI Aayog released first Delta ranking for 108 aspirational districts to measure their incremental progress across five developmental areas during April and May 2018. 49 key performance indicators were mapped across 5 developmental areas - health and nutrition, education, financial inclusion and skill development, agriculture and water resources and basic Infrastructure.

  1. Districts started entering data from April 1, 2018 in Champions of Change dashboard.
  2. Most improved - Dahod (_________________, rank: 1st), West Sikkim district (Sikkim, 2nd). Ramanathapuram district (Tamil Nadu, 3rd) and Vizianagaram (Andhra Pradesh, 4th) and YSR Kadapa district (Andhra Pradesh, 5th).
  3. Least improved - Kupwara (Jammu and Kashmir), Begusarai (Bihar), Ranchi (Jharkhand), Simdega (Jharkhand) and Khagaria( Bihar).
Gujarat
Maharashtra
Odisha
West Bengal
None of These


71. NITI Aayog signed a Statement of Intent (SOI) with Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited (GNFC) to work together for implementing ______________ (PoC) application for fertilizer subsidy management using Blockchain Technology.

Proof-of-Concept
Purity Concept
Proof-of-Combination
Purity Combination
None of These


72. NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) selected 3,000 additional schools for establishment of ___________________ (ATLs), bringing the total number of ATL schools to 5441. Selected schools shall receive a grant of Rs 20 lakh spread over 5 years to establish Atal Tinkering Labs for nurturing innovation and entrepreneurial spirit among secondary school children across India.

  1. Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) is Government's flagship initiative to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in country.
  2. ATLs create innovators, Atal Incubation Centres and support to Established Incubation Centreensure that innovations are taken to market and help create enterprises around these innovations.
Atal Training Labs
Atal Tinkering Labs
Acclaimed Tinkering Labs
Acclaimed Training Labs
None of These


73. NITI Aayog’s Women Entrepreneurs Platform (WEP) signed Statement of Intent (SoIs) with Shri Mahila Sewa Sahakari Bank, Indiabulls Housing Finance, SREI Infrastructure Finance, Srimanta Sankar Mission and Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), to create opportunities and support women entrepreneurs. WEP was launched on International Women’s day (______________, 2018).

May 8
June 8
April 8
March 8
None of These


74. NTPC adopted iconic Charminar of Hyderabad (______________________) under Swachh Iconic Places Projects of India. NTPC, in partnership with the GHMC, will take up development and beautification works at Charminar.

Maharashtra
Andhra Pradesh
Karnataka
Kerala
Telangana


75. National Institute for Mountaineering & Allied Sports (NIMAS) in Dirang (_________________________) successfully conducted its Expedition to Mount Everest, making it first time that any National Institute expedition team has put eight members on top of Everest in First attempt.

Mizoram
Nagaland
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
None of These


76. _________ Updates -

  1. Launched Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana as a new Health Insurance Scheme for journalists. It provides INR 2 Lakh per annum health insurance cover to all working journalists, initially covering families of around 3200 journalists. It is named after prominent social worker Gopalbandhu Das.
  2. Signed MoU with Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES) to enhance effective management of all kinds of disasters, aimed at automating risk management, advisory generation and dissemination.
  3. Raised health cover from 5 lakh to 7 lakh under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) for women. CM Naveen Patnaik also sanctioned 31.54 crore for 154 panchayats in seven blocks of 6 districts under Ama Gaon Ama Bikash Yojana.
  4. Signed MoU with Hyderabad-based Pullela Gopichand Badminton Foundation (PGBF) for setting up of P Gopichand Badminton Academy in Odisha.
Odisha
Jharkhand
West bengal
Bihar
None of These


77. PM Modi inaugurated Delhi Metro’s Mundka-Bahadurgarh section, The 11.2 km elevated corridor as part of Delhi Metro’s Green Line. Delhi Metro network is now expanded to 288 km with 208 stations. This is third line of connectivity to the neighbouring state of _________________.

Utta Pradesh
Punjab
Haryana
Uttarakhand
None of These


78. PM Narendra Modi dedicated Mohanpura Project to the Nation, to facilitate irrigation of agricultural land in Rajgarh district (______________________), which is among 115 Aspirational Districts identified by Government for putting special developmental focus.

  1. INR 3866 crores project includes a dam and a canal system which will provide drinking water to over 400 villages.
Odisha
West Bengal
Jharkhand
Madhya Pradesh
None of These


79. PM Narendra Modi inaugurated several developmental projects in ________________ -

  1. Launched Integrated Command and Control Centre at Naya Raipur Smart City.
  2. Launched modernized and expanded Bhilai Steel Plant.
  3. Laid foundation stone for IIT Bhilai. 
  4. Inaugurated air services between Jagdalpur and Raipur.
Odisha
Gujarat
West Bengal
Jharkhand
Chhattisgarh


80. PepsiCo Foundation announced a USD ______________ million grant to an international non-profit organisation WaterAid to provide safe water access to communities in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala by December 2020. This adds to USD 17 million that Foundation has made in India to date.

7.26
10.26
4.26
14.26
None of These


81. Piyush Goyal (Minister for Railways, Coal, Finance & Company Affairs) inaugurated Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLCIL)’s three 100 MW Solar Power Projects for commercial operation, situated at Thoppalaakkarai and Sethupuram in Virudhunagar District and Sellaiya Sezhiyanallur in Tirunelveli District (______________).

Tamil Nadu
Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
Kerala
None of These


82. President Ram Nath Kovind formally declared Queen Pineapple as state fruit of ____________________. He also inaugurated National Highway from Matabari to Sabroom in Udaipur, during his visit to State.

Rajasthan
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Sikkim
None of These


83. ______________ Updates -

  1. Launched Paani Bachao, Paise Kamao campaign for checking depletion of underground water. Through this, farmers will receive monetary benefit for less use of tube well. Details related to the use of power and money transferred into account of farmers will be provided to them on phone.
  2. Launched a mobile application named ‘i-Hariyali’ aimed at increasing state's green cover, under ‘Mission Tandarust. It will enable users to order free plant saplings. The 'i-Hariyali' app, ’ can be downloaded from the app store for free.
  3. Launched a ‘Business First Portal’ to give a big push towards ease of doing business in state. It aims at facilitating industrialists for regulatory clearances and fiscal approvals and real-time tracking of applications on a common platform.
Punjab
Haryana
Uttarakhand
Himachal Pradesh
None of These


84. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that Indian Railways will become a net zero-carbon emitter by ___________ with current action plans for 100% electrification and renewable strategies.

2030
2022
2025
2035
None of These


85. Railways flagged off a new Humsafar Jodhpur (___________________) - Bandra (Maharashtra) Express. Humsafar Express are a completely 3-tier AC sleeper trains which started their operation from December 2016 (First being Anand Vihar - Gorakhpur Express). Humsafar Express have Special features such as LED screen displays, Vending machines, smoke alarms, CCTVs, refrigerating boxes etc.

Uttar Pradesh
Haryana
Uttarakhand
Rajasthan
None of These


86. Railways launched 2 mobile applications to ease traveling experience - '__________ and Menu on Rails. ____________ MADAD will enable travelers to lodge complaints, and Menu on Rails will facilitate seamless ordering of food. Also, Northern Railways will now monitor the cleanliness of its trains using WhatsApp groups supervised by senior officials.

My Rail
Rail Sathi
Sahaj Safar
Rail MADAD 
None of These


87. _______________ ranked first by NITI Aayog among all states after it registered a significant increase in groundwater level due to water conversation structures built under Chief Minister Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan. State also witnessed increase of 81% in irrigation capacity.

Uttar Pradesh
Rajasthan
Uttarakhand
Haryana
None of These


88. Saudi Aramco and ADNOC (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company) signed MoU today to jointly develop an integrated refinery and petrochemicals complex at Ratnagiri in ______________________, implemented by Ratnagiri Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd. (RRPCL). 

  1. Earlier, Saudi Aramco joined the project by signing an MoU with Indian consortium, during International Energy Forum Ministerial meet in April 2018 in New Delhi. RRPCL will now have Saudi Aramco & ADNOC as overseas strategic partners.
  2. The project will be set up as a 50:50 joint partnership (50:50) between the consortium from India and Saudi Aramco and ADNOC.
  3. Mega refinery will be capable of processing 1.2 million barrels of crude oil per day (60 million metric tonnes per annum). It will also provide feedstock for integrated petrochemicals complex, with capacity of 18 million tonnes per annum of petrochemical products.
  4. Project cost is estimated at around Rs.3 lakh crore (USD 44 billion).
Andhra Pradesh
Telangana
Kerala
Karnataka
Maharashtra


89. ________ Government launched 3rd year of insurance scheme Chandranna Bima Yojana, aimed to benenfit over 2.5 crores labourers in unorganised sector (with monthly income under INR 15000). Beneficiaries need to pay only 15 per year to get -

  1. Insurance of 5 lakh for accidental death / permanent disability and up to 2.50 lakh for temporary disability due to accident.
  2. Those in 18 - 50 years age will receive 2 lakh and those aged between 51 - 59 years will receive 30000 in case of natural death.
Andhra Pradesh
Telangana
Kerala
Karnataka
None of These


90. State government of ___________ launched a dedicated ambulance service for infants, under Neonatal ambulance service project for inter-hospital transfer.

Odisha
Maharashtra
Goa
Gujarat
None of These


91. Swedish furniture giant IKEA will open its first store in India in Hyderabad in July 2018. In February 2018, IKEA opened a distribution centre spread over 2.3 lakh square feet in Pune (_______________).

Rajasthan
Haryana
Maharashtra
J & K
None of These


92. ________ Updates -

  1. Announced SOPs for several sectors like Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector and Establishment of an agency to attract foreign investment in state MSMEs. An Innovation Policy will also be launched through which government will develop entrepreneurs, in line with state government’s Vision 2023 document which estimates a 11 % GSDP by then.
  2. Announced setting up of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) facility near Madurai, at estimated of INR 1500 crores.
  3. Released its Ecotourism Policy 2017, which includes identifying ecotourism sites and will have specific ecotourism product associated with it in their uniqueness and value in terms of aesthetic, natural, cultural and landscape characteristics.
Kerala
Tamil Nadu
Karnataka
Telangana
None of These


93. ___________ Updates -

  1. Will organize Bonalu Festival between July 15 and August 5, 2018. State government released INR 15 Crores for the same.
  2. State Police launched COP CONNECT’ mobile application to support communication and collaboration needs of entire police department of state. This app has features of regular mobile messaging apps and is enabled for chatting, group chats, file and location sharing.
  3. Will set up District Child Protection Units (DCPU) in all 31 districts to protect the children from child abuse, child labour and to implement the child rights in all districts.
Kerala
Telangana
Karnataka
Andhra Pradesh
None of These


94. ____________ government launched GPS (Global Positioning System) and wireless based 24×7 “mobile policing” service to control crime, mainly against women. Under Mobile policing, Police will reach the spot within a few minutes to tackle the situation.

Manipur
Meghalaya
Assam
Tripura
None of These


95. __________ Updates -

  1. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched a campaign to clean Gomti river.
  2. State overnment will set up a police station in every district, which wil focus on minimizing power theft and power loss. State government has also approved a Solid Waste Management policy, Animal Breeding Policy 2018 and Milk Policy 2018.
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
Rajasthan
Haryana
None of These


96. _______________ high court banned paragliding, and white water rafting and other water sports until the government frames a policy to regulate them.

Uttarakhand
Sikkim
Himachal Pradesh
Tripura
None of These


97. _____________'s Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport will become India’s first airport to have an automated smart facial recognition system at its entry, security and boarding points. It will ensure quicker entry into airports by facilitating automated check-ins.

Delhi
Varanasi
Mumbai
Lucknow
None of These


98. _______ Updates -

  1. State Government will invest 107 crore rupees to check erosion at vulnerable areas along banks of Ganga and Padma.
  2. State government applied for a Geographical Indication (GI) tag for Kohitur mango, which was sold for INR 1500 a piece last season. It is believed to have been cultivated by a royal breeder named Hakim Ada Mohammadi at behest of thelast Nawab of Bengal Siraj-ud-Daulah. The variety was reportedly only consumed by royals.
Goa
Andhra Pradesh
Telangana
West Bengal
None of These


99. World Heritage Committee declared Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai as a World Heritage Property, inscribing it site on UNESCO's World Heritage list, as India's _________________ UNESCO Heritage Site.

  1. This makes Mumbai the second city in India after Ahmedabad to be inscribed on World Heritage List. 
  2. Apart from the Mumbai site, committee inscribed three other cultural sites on World Heritage List - Sassanid Archaeological Landscape of Fars region of Iran, Hidden Christian Sites in Nagasaki Region of Japan and Sansa, Buddhist Mountain Monasteries in Korea.
  3. Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai comprises 2 architectural styles - 19th century collection of Victorian structures and the 20th century Art Deco buildings along the sea, conjoined by the historical open space of the Oval Maidan. 
  4. With this, India now has 37 World Heritage Inscriptions with 29 Cultural, 07 Natural and 01 Mixed sites. India stands second in Asia Pacific (after China), in number of World Heritage properties, overall sixth in world.
22nd
25th
31st
35th
37th


100. World's first of its kind International Centre for ‘Humanitarian Forensics’ (ICHF) launched at _______________ Forensic Sciences University in Gandhinagar, as joint venture of International Committee of Red Cross in India, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives and Gujarat Forensic Science University. It would promote best practices in forensics.

Goa
Maharashtra
Gujarat
Odisha
None of These


101. World's tallest girder rail bridge (141 Metres Height) is being built near Noney (_______________), as part of 111-km-long Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal new broad gauge railway project. First section involves construction of 84 kms of railway line connecting Jiribam to Tupul which is on verge of completion. 2nd section of 27 kms connecting Tupul to Imphal is expected to be completed by 2019.

Manipur
Meghalaya
Nagaland
Tripura
None of These




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