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1. Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has set up ________________________ (NWIC) as a single window source of updated data on water resources.

National Water Informatics Centre
Nodal Water Informatics Centre
Native Water Informatics Centre
New Water Informatics Centre
None of These


2. To make adventure sports safer, Minister of State for Tourism (IC) K. J. Alphons launched Government's newly formed Guidelines on Adventure Tourism, formulated along with Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI). Guidelines have been framed for __________ adventure Sports (15 Land Based, 7 Air Based and 7 Water Based activities) which cover entire portfolio of Adventure Tourism available in India ?

22
25
29
35
None of These


3. 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will be held in Varanasi (_______________________) in January 2019, with Mauritius PM Pravind Jugnauth as Chief Guest. Theme of 15th PBD will be Role of Indian Diaspora in building a New India.

  1. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is celebrated in India on 9 January, commemorating return of M K Gandhi from South Africa in Bombay on January 9, 1915.
Haryana
Uttarakhand
Himachal Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
None of These


4. 71 ministries and departments of central government have allotted INR _______________________ crores for implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) in 2018-19, as per Swachhata Action Plan (SAP) 2018-19 released recently.

29500
10500
1500
26500
16500


5. A Web portal (www.praapti.in) and an App namely PRAAPTI (____________________), has been launched by Govt. It is meant to bring transparency in power purchase transactions between Generators and Discoms. It will capture Invoicing and payment data for various long term PPAs from Generators. It will also help make transactions in the power Sector more transparent.

Payment Rectification And Analysis in Power procurement for bringing Transparency in Invoicing of generators
Purity Ratification And Analysis in Power procurement for bringing Transparency in Invoicing of generators
Payment Ratification And Analysis in Power procurement for bringing Transparency in Invoicing of generators
Payment Ratification And Acceptance in Power procurement for bringing Transparency in Invoicing of generators
None of These


6. A recent Nipah Virus (NiV) infection has been reported in _______________, with Its traces were found in samples of two persons who died of viral fever in Kozhikode region, and confirmed by National Institute of Virology Pune.

  1. Fruit bats of Pteropodidae Family, Pteropus genus are natural host of this virus. Its first outbreak took place in Kampung Sungai Nipah, Malaysia in 1998.
  2. Virus is beieved to spread through direct contact with infected bats, or contaminated Fruits. Human to Human transmission from other NiV-infected people is also reported.
  3. Symptoms Include breathing trouble, inflammation in brain, fever, headache, drowsiness, disorientation and delirium. It can be deadly too.
Kerala
Karnataka
Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
None of These


7. ASEAN India Film Festival held in ___________________, organised by Ministry of External Affairs as part of series of events to commemorate 25 years of ASEAN and India relations. Its tagline was ‘Friendship through Films’.

Jaipur
New Delhi
Guwahati
Chennai
None of These


8. According to Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), India’s installed renewable energy capacity has risen to 70 Gigawatts (GW) and 38 GW is under implementation. Thus, India is well on way to target of 175 GW renewable energy (100GW Solar, 60 GW Wind, 10 GW Biomass and 5 GW Hydro) by _________________ ?

2022
2020
2023
2025
None of These


9. Airports Authority of India (AAI) announced construction _________________'s 2nd Airport (after first at Dabolim) at Mopa, with Both Passenger and Cargo Hub Facilities. It will become functional in 2020, with annual capacity of 30 million passengers.

Goa
Gujarat
Maharashtra
Rajasthan
None of These


10. An MoU has been signed between Government of _______________ and NTPC Limited, aiming to improve performance of Power Sector in State through transfer of Barauni Thermal Power Station (720 MW) and State Power Generation Company’s equities in Kanti Bijlee Utpadan Nigam & Nabinagar Power Generating Company to NTPC. It will result in better performance of these units.

Himachal Pradesh
Haryana
Chhattsgarh
Bihar
None of These


11. _____________________ Govt. launched official ‘NCBN’ (Nara Chandrababu Naidu) App in Collector’s conference in Amaravati, Aimed at implementing effective governance in State.

Telangana
Karnataka
Kerala
Andhra Pradesh
None of These


12. ______________ CM Pema Khandu inaugurated State’s biggest solar power plant in Itanagar, with capacity of 1 MW and cost accumulated is INR 8.50 crores.

He also launched LED Solar Street Lighting System in 4 Districts (Tirap, Longding, Namsai and Tawang), with assistance from Rural Infrastructure Development Fund of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).

Nagaland
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Manipur
None of These


13. As a landmark reform in field of Higher Education, ______________________ (UGC) approved UGC (Online Courses) Regulations 2018, allowing Higher Educational Institutions to offer Programmes in completely online mode.

  1. It is applicable for disciplines in which institute has already been offering same or similar Courses at graduation level in regular mode or in Open and Distance Learning mode and from which at least one batch has been graduated and approved by statutory councils.
  2. Online Programmes requiring Practical/ Laboratory Courses as a curricular requirement shall not be permitted.
  3. Online learning shall have minimum four quadrants - video lectures, e- content, self-assessment and discussion forum to clarify doubts.
  4. Higher Educational Institutions will be eligible to offer Online Programmes if they have been in existence for at least five years and are accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a valid minimum score of 3.26 on a 4-point scale. It should also be in top-100 in overall category in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) for at least 2 years in the previous 3 years.
  5. Analytics of Learning Management System shall be used for ensuring the learner’s participation at least for 2 hours every fortnight.
  6. This initiative is a big step towards attaining the targeted GER (Gross enrolment ratio) of 30% by 2020.
University Grants Committee
University Global Commission
University Gross Commission
Universal Grants Commission
University Grants Commission


14. Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation Ltd. (BSCDCL) launched India’s first cloud-based Common Integrated Data Centre, Disaster Recovery Centre and Integrated Control and Command Centre (ICCC), powered by Hewlett Packard (HP). It will enable _______________ State administration to administer multiple city civic utilities and citizen services across seven smart cities in state through central cloud.

  1. 7 smart cities in state include Bhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Indore, Ujjain, Satna, and Sagar.
Madhya Pradesh
Chhattisgarh
Odisha
West Bengal
None of These


15. Bhubaneswar (___________________) became 4th National data centre of National Informatics Centre (NIC) after Delhi, Hyderabad and Pune. New cloud-enabled National Data Centre has ability to support 35000 virtual servers. NIC hosts nearly 10,000 websites of Government.

Gujarat
Chhattisgarh
Jharkhand
Odisha
None of These


16. _____________ CM Nitish Kumar flagged off Krishi Mahabhiyan-cum-Beej Vikas Vahan Rath, to create awareness among farmers about government schemes during Kharif season (2 Raths for each district). One is ‘Kharif Mahabhiyan-cum-Mahotsav Rath’ that would travel to villages AND other is ‘Beej (Seed)Vahan Vikas Rath’ which would have Kharif seeds and pesticides for treatment of kharif crop.

Chhattisgarh
Assam
Bihar
West Bengal
None of These


17. ____________ Cabinet approved setting up of a Fisheries College at Kishanganj at a cost of Rs 40.31 crore. It also approved creation of 88 new posts in Transplant and Nephrology departments of Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) for starting kidney transplant facility ?

Assam
Bihar
Jharkhand
Chattisgarh
None of These


18. _________________ Govt. Requested Centre for granting Special Category Status for state, statin that It will act as catalyst for private investment and will boost employment generation.

  1. Concept of SCS was introduced in 1969 by 5th Finance Commission (Chaired by Mahavir Tyagi), for status was that were disadvantaged in contrast to others, because of their inherent features and low resource base. It is discretion of central govt. to give special favours to states.
  2. Special Category States have special socio-economic, geographical problems, high cost of production with less availability of useful resources and hence low economic base for livelihood activities.
  3. National Development Council accorded Special Category Status to 11 states - 7 North-East States (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura), Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
Chhatisgarh
Bihar
Jharkhand
West Bengal
None of These


19. Cabinet Approvals (May 01, 2018) -

  1. General Approvals -
    1. Approved increasing investment limit from INR 7.5 lakhs to ________________ lakhs and extending time limits for subscription from May 4, 2018 to Mar 31, 2020 under Pradhan MantriVayaVandanYojana (PMVVY). It will enable upto Rs.10000 Pension per month for Senior Citizens.
      1. PMVVY is implemented through Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) to provide social security during old age and protect elderly persons aged over 60 years . It provides assured pension based on a guaranteed rate of return of 8% per annum for 10 years.
    2. Approved construction of 100 bedded General Hospital at Rural Health Training Centre (RHTC) Najafgarh in New Delhi at cost INR 95 Crores.
    3. Approved Restructuring of Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) by abolition of certain posts of Joint Secretary-level and above, with cadre strength Unchanged.
    4. Approved Cadre review and formation of Group ‘A’ service of technical cadre of Petroleum & Safety Organization (PESO) in name Indian Petroleum & Explosives Safety Service (IPESS), to enhance capacity of organization.
    5. Approved promulgation of Ordinance to amend a law for speedy disposal of commercial disputes, aimed at improving India’s ranking in World Bank’s ease of doing business index. It will bring down specified value of commercial dispute to INR 3 lakh from 1 crore. It also aims to bring down time taken from present 1,445 days in resolution of commercial disputes of lesser value.
  2. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Approvals -
    1. Approved upgradation of infrastructure at Chennai, Guwahati and Lucknow airports at a total cost of INR 5,082 crores. Chennai airport woudl get max INR 2,467 crores, while Guwahati and Lucknow airports would get INR 1,383 and 1,232 crores.
    2. Approved to provide financial assistance @ of Rs. 5.50 per quintal (INR 55 per Ton) of cane crushed in sugar season 2017-18 to sugar mills to offset cost of cane, in order to help sugar mills to clear cane dues of farmers, which have accumulated upto 19000 Crores INR
    3. Approved Umbrella Scheme Green Revolution – Krishonnati Yojana for period 2017-18 to 2019-20 with Central Share of INR 33270 crores. It comprises of 11 Schemes.
      1. Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) - Central share of INR 7533.04 crores, MIDH aims to promote holistic growth of horticulture sector.
      2. National Food Security Mission (NFSM), including National Mission on Oil Seeds and Oil Palm (NMOOP) - Central share of INR 6893.38 crores. It aims to increase production of rice, wheat, pulses, coarse cereals and commercial crops, through area expansion and productivity enhancement.
      3. National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) - Central share of Rs.3980.82 crore.  It aims at promoting sustainable agriculture practices best suitable to specific agro-ecology.
      4. Submission on Agriculture Extension (SMAE) - Ccentral share of 2961.26 crores.  SMAE aims to strengthen ongoing extension mechanism of State Governments, local bodies etc., achieving food and nutritional security and socio-economic empowerment of farmers.
      5. Sub-Mission on Seeds and Planting Material (SMSP) - Ccentral share of 920.6 crores.  SMSP aims to increase production of certified seed, upgrade quality of farm saved seeds, strengthen seed multiplication chain and promote new technologies and methodologies in seed production.
      6. Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanisation (SMAM) - Central share of 3250 crores.  SMAM aims to increase reach of farm mechanization to small and marginal farmers and to regions where availability of farm power is low.
      7. Sub Mission on Plant Protection and Plan Quarantine (SMPPQ) - Central share of 1022.67 crores. SMPPQ aims to minimize loss to quality and yield of agricultural crops from ravages of insect pests, diseases, weeds, nematodes, rodents, etc.
      8. Integrated Scheme on Agriculture Census, Economics and Statistics (ISACES) - Central share of 730.58 crores. It aims to undertake agriculture census, study of cost of cultivation of principal crops, undertake research studies on agro-economic problems.
      9. Integrated Scheme on Agricultural Cooperation (ISAC) - Central share of 1902.636 crores. It aims to provide financial assistance for improving economic conditions of cooperatives, remove regional imbalances and to speed up -      cooperative development in agricultural marketing.
      10. Integrated Scheme on Agricultural Marketing (ISAM) - Central share of 3863.93 crores. ISAM aims to develop agricultural marketing infrastructure, promote innovative and latest technologies and competitive alternatives in agriculture marketing.
      11. National e-Governance Plan (NeGP-A) - Central share of 211.06 crores. It aims to bring farmer centricity & service orientation to programmes, to enhance reach & impact of extension services and improve access of farmers to information &services.
      12. These sub schemes/missions were approved independently as separate scheme/mission. In 2017-18, it was decided to club all these under one umbrella scheme known as Green Revolution - Krishonnati Yojana.
    4. Approved Continuation of Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana(PMSSY) beyond 12th Five Year Plan to 2019-20, with financial outlay of INR 14832 crores. Under this, new AIIMS are established and Government medical colleges are upgraded. It will lead to employment generation for nearly 3000 people in various faculty & non-faculty posts in each of AIIMS.
      1. Under this extension, 20 new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will be established and 73 medical colleges will be upgraded.
    5. Approved renaming and restructuring of Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MsDP) as Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK), alomg with continuation during remaining period of 14th Finance Commission (Till 2020).
      1. PMJVK would provide better socio economic infrastructure facilities to minority communities, particularly in education, health & skill development.
      2. Criteria for identification of Minority Concentration Towns have been rationalized by lowering population % criteria of Minority Communities (50 % to 25%) and fulfilment of parameters as Given -
        1. Earlier Towns which were backward in terms of both in Basic Amenities and Socio-economic parameters were taken as MCTs. Now, Towns which were found backward in either or both of criteria have been taken up as MCT.
        2. Area to be covered under PMJVK would be 57% more as compared to MsDP. MsDP covered 196 districts, while PMJVK will cover 308 districts.
        3. Expenditure for continuation of programme as PMJVK will be INR 3972 crores.
        4. It aims to address development deficits in identified minority concentration areas. Inclusion of Minority Concentration District HQs with Minority Concentration Towns having population over 25000, Minority Concentration Blocks and Cluster of Villages as per Census, 2011 data, will extend coverage.
        5. PMJVK would cover 5 more States/UTs - Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Nagaland, Goa and Pondicherry.
        6. Minority Concentration Areas of 61 districts out of 115 Aspirational districts have been covered under PMJVK.
        7. Area covered under PMJVK will have 109 MCD Hqrs., 870 MCBs and 321 MCTs.
  3. MOUs and Foreign Approvals -
    1. Approved Mutual Recognition Agreement between Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).
    2. Approved to accede to Protocol under World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on tobacco control to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products.
25
20
10
15
None of These


20. Cabinet Approvals (May 16, 2018) -

  1. Foreign MOUs -
    1. France - Technical Cooperation in railways.
    2. Morocco - legal Matters, Mining and Geology.
    3. Swaziland - Health and Medicine
    4. Colombia - Traditional Systems of Medicine.
    5. Suriname - Electoral management and administration
    6. Equatorial Guinea - Traditional Systems of Medicine
    7. With Brunei Darussalam for Exchange of Information and Assistance in Collection with respect to Taxes.
  2. General Cabinet Approvals -
    1. Establishing a New Central University in _____________________, in Janthaluru Village of Ananthapur District. INR 450 crores are approved for first phase expenditures.
      1. Cabinet approved its operationalization initially by forming a society under Societies Registration Act 1860, till amendment to Central Universities Act 2009 is enacted and to enable commencement of academic activities from 2018-19.
    2. Setting up a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Deoghar (Jharkhand). INR 1103 crores have been approved for it and it will be set up under Pradhan MantriSwasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).
    3. Establishment of National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation (NIMHR) at Bhopal (MP) as a Society under Societies Registration Act 1860, under Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. Estimated cost is Rs. 179.54 crore in first three years. NIMHR will provide rehabilitation services to persons with mental illnesses. It will have 9 Departments and will conduct 12 courses in area of mental health rehabilitation.
    4. Approved strengthening of mechanism for resolution of commercial disputes of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) -
      1.  New 2 tier mechanism will be put in place of existing Permanent Machinery of Arbitration (PMA) mechanism to resolve commercial disputes (excluding disputes concerning Railways, Income Tax, Custom & Excise Departments).
      2. At First level, commercial disputes will be referred to a Committee comprising of Secretaries of administrative Ministries / Departments to which disputing CPSEs / Parties belong and Secretary in Deptt. of Legal Affairs. Max time at 1st Level is 3 Months.
      3. If unresolved at 1st Tier, dispute will be referred to Cabinet Secretary, whose decision will be final. 
    5. Approved National Policy on Biofuels 2018, to promote biofuels, that are more environmetn friendly and match up well with ongoing initiatives of Government like Make in India, Skill Development and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Salient features Include -
      1. Salient Features -
        1. Categorises of biofuels -
          1. Basic Biofuels - First Generation (1G) bioethanol and biodiesel.
          2. Advanced Biofuels: Second Generation (2G) ethanol, Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) to drop-in fuels, Third Generation (3G) biofuels, bio-CNG etc.
        2. Expansion scope of raw material for ethanol production - It allows use of sugarcane juice, sugar containing materials like sweet sorghum, sugar beet, starch containing materials like corn, cassava, damaged food grains like broken rice, wheat, rotten potatoes, unfit for human consumption for ethanol production.
        3. Allows use of surplus food grains for production of ethanol for blending with petrol with approval of National Biofuel Coordination Committee.
        4. Viability gap funding scheme indicated for 2G ethanol Bio refineries of 5000 crores in 6 years for giving special emphasis to advanced biofuels.
        5. Encourages setting up of supply chain mechanisms for biodiesel production from non-edible oilseeds, used cooking oil, short gestation crops.
      2. Expected Benefits Of Policy -
        1. Reduce Import Dependency.
        2. Cleaner Environment - will reduce CO2 emissions and Green House Gas emissions.
        3. Health benefits - Using cooking oil as a potential feedstock for biodiesel will prevent diversion of used cooking oil in the food industry.
        4. Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Management - One ton of such waste has potential to provide around 20% of drop in fuels.
        5. Infrastructural Investment in Rural Areas - Addition of 2G bio refineries across country will spur infrastructural investment in rural areas.
        6. Employment Generation - Setting up one 100klpd 2G bio refinery contributes to 1200 jobs in plant operations, village level entrepreneurs and supply chain management.
        7. Additional Income to Farmers - Adopting 2G technologies for producing biofuels, agricultural residues and waste which otherwise are burnt by farmers can be converted to ethanol. Through this process farmers can fetch price for these waste.
  3. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Approvals -
    1. Approved Development of Freight Village, an Integrated Multi Modal Logistics Hub (IMLH), Nangal Chaudhary (Haryana), in two phases. Sanction of 1029 crore for development of Phase I has been approved. Investment of 763 crore by National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust (NICDIT).
    2. Approved enhancement of budget by 11,330 crores for Network For Spectrum (NFS) project for laying alternate communication network for Defence Services for release of spectrum over INR 13,334 crore already approved by Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure in July 2012. Project, being implemented by BSNL, will be completed in 24 months. NFS project will boost communication capabilities of Defence Forces.
    3. Approved initial Corpus of INR 5000 crores for setting up of a dedicated Micro Irrigation Fund (MIF) with NABARD under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY).
      1. Allocation of 2,000 crore and 3,000 crore will be utilised during 2018-19 and 2019-20 respectively. NABARD will extend loan to State Governments during this period, to be paid back in 7 years (with grace period of 2 years). Lending rate will be 3% lower than cost of raising fund by NABARD.
      2. Dedicated MIF will supplement efforts of Per Drop More Crop Component (PDMC) of PMKSY.
      3. Fund will facilitate States to mobilise resources for their initiatives, to achieve annual target of about 2 Million ha/year during remaining period of 14th Finance Commission under Per Drop More Crop Component of PMKSY.
    4. Approved extension of Delhi Metro from Noida City Centre to Sector-62 (Noida - UP) covering 6.675 KM at cost INR 1967 crore.
Andhra Pradesh
Kerala
Karnataka
Telangana
None of These


21. Cabinet Approvals (May 23, 2018) -

  1. MOUs -
    1. Angola - Electronics and Information Technology
    2. France, Morocco - Renewable Energy 
    3. Denmark - Food Safety Cooperation 
    4. Singapore - Personnel Management and Public Administration
    5. Turkey - Trade in poppy seeds to ensure quick and transparent processing for import of poppy seeds from Turkey
  2. General Cabinet Approvals -
    1. Approved a ______________________________________ (CTDP) for North Eastern Region(NER) in Meghalaya, at cost of INR 3911 crores to be funded by Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF). Features Include Provision of 2G+4G mobile coverage in uncovered areas and National Highways in Meghalaya. It will increase penetration of mobile connectivity in Meghalaya, resulting in equitable access of communication, information and governance.
    2. Approved Universal Service Obligation Fund [USOF] supported scheme to provide mobile services at 4072 tower locations identified by MHA in inhabited uncovered areas affected by Left Wing Extremism [LWE] of 96 districts in 10 States for Phase-ll project, with cost approx 7330 Crores. It would be used by security personnel deployed in LWE affected areas and will also provide mobile services to residents in unconnected inhabited villages.
    3. Approved an ordinance to set up country’s first national sports university in Imphal (Manipur), on lines of National Sports University Bill 2017 which is pending in Parliament. Proposed university is expected to bridge gap that exists in sports environment of country in various areas such as sports science, sports technology, high performance training.
  3.  Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs Approvals (CCEA) -
    1. Approved restructuring of balance sheet of Scooters India Limited Lucknow, by reducing equity of INR 85.21 crores in share capital of SIL held by Government, amid consistent accumulation of losses.
    2. Approved amending Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 (IBC), giving relief to homebuyers who invested in housing projects of real estate companies that have gone bankrupt -
      1. Committee of creditors voting rights of resolution plans will be limited to 66 % from earlier threshold of 75 %, to speed up the resolution process.
      2. Withdrawal of insolvency application will be allowed, if 90 % of creditors agree.
      3. Promoters of companies with turnover of up to Rs 250 crore will be allowed to bid. Earlier, they were barred from bidding as government feared that they will walk away with stressed assets at a discount.
    3. Waiving Penal Interest on Government Loans to -
      1. Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT) - 250.89 crores of Penal Interest to be waived, although VPT will pay outstanding Principal of INR 44.69 crores. Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT) availed INR 110.41 crore of loan during 1970-71 to 1984-85. VPT could not pay interest during 1979-80 to 1989-90 due to revenue losses, accumulating huge amount of Penal Interest.
      2. Paradip Port Trust (PPT) - 1076.59 crores of Penal Interest to be waived, although PPT will pay outstanding Principal of INR 387.74 crores. Paradip Port Trust (PPT) availed INR 642.69 crore of loan during 1967 to 2002. PPT could not pay start repayment on time due to revenue losses, accumulating huge amount of Penal Interest.
Comprehensive Telecom Development Plan
Comprehensive Technical Development Plan
Comprehensive Telecom Deployment Plan
Complete Telecom Development Plan
None of These


22. _____________ Updates -

  1. CM Raman Singh launched Vikas Yatra from Dantewada district aimed at spreading awareness about the development the state has witnessed during curret Govt’s tenure. It will include distributing free pesticides to 5.5 lakh labourers and giving smartphones to 50 lakh families under Sanchar Kranti Yojna.
  2. Will become first state to recruit transgenders in police force, To promote gender equality.
  3. Will soon get specialised anti-Naxal combat force called Black Panther, like Greyhounds unit of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. It Raised in 1989, Greyhounds is elite commando force force that specialises in anti-insurgency operations against Naxals and Maoists.
Jharkhand
Chhattisgarh
Bihar
Assam
None of These


23. Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology adopted word ‘AYUSH’ in Hindi and English languages for scientific and technical purposes. AYUSH is acronym for five traditional systems of medicine - __________________________.

Ashoka, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy
Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Universal, Siddha and Homoeopathy
Ayurveda, Yoga & Native, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy
Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy
None of These


24. Dalmia Bharat Group adopted Gandikota Fort in ____________________ and Red Fort in Delhi, under government’s ‘Adopt A Heritage’ scheme, for a period of five years.

Telangana
Gujarat
Karnataka
Kerala
Andhra Pradesh


25. Department of Agriculture released 3rd Advance Estimates of production of major crops for 2017-18. At __________________ million tonnes, Record Foodgrains generation is expected in 2017-18 ?

209.51
379.51
279.51
179.51
None of These


26. _________________ (DIPP) launched a competitive ranking framework system called State Startup Ranking Framework 2018, to grow a sense of competition in providing startup environment in different states(including 30 states / UTs). These states and UTs will be evaluated based on 38 parameters categorized into 7 areas and on a score of 100 they will be ranked.

Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion
Department of Internal Policy and Promotion
Department of International Policy and Promotion
Department of Industrial Purity and Promotion
None of These


27. Department of Industrial and Management Engineering of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) _________________________ has set up India’s first Centre for Energy Regulation (CER) with help of United Kingdom Govt. It aims at providing independent advisory on matters related to power and energy sector.

  1. It also signed a 15-crore MoU with VTOL Aviation India to develop vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) craft prototypes, potentially to be used as flying taxis.
Delhi
Kanpur
Jaipur
Srinagar
None of These


28. Department of Telecommunications (DoT) released draft of new Telecom policy – National Digital Communications Policy 2018.

  1. It Calls for Universal broadband coverage, creating 40 lakh jobs in digital communications sector, enhancing contribution of digital communications sector to 8% of India’s GDP from 6% in 2017. These objectives are to be achieved by 2022. It also aims to hike India’s rank in ITU's ICT development index to top 50, from 134 in 2017.
  2. Improvement in regulatory framework - The policy recognises its importance for attracting investments and ensuring fair competition, to serve needs of people.
  3. Rationalising spectrum regulatory regime - It recognises spectrum as key natural resource for public benefit to achieve socio-economic goals. It calls for simplifying process of obtaining permissions from various agencies, to promote efficiency.
  4. National Broadband Mission - It will be established to secure universal broadband access for implementation of broadband initiatives, to be funded through ____________________________ (USOF) and Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). Its components include- BharatNet (10 to 10 Gbps to Gram Panchayats), GramNet (connecting key rural areas with 10 to 100 Mbps), NagarNet (establish one- million public Wi-Fi Hotspots in urban areas), JanWiFi (establishing two-million Wi-Fi Hotspots in rural areas) and Fibre First Initiative.
  5. Satellite Communication Technologies - Government would develop an ecosystem for satellite communications in India.
  6. USOF's scope and modalities will be reviewed by redesigning USOF and broadening its objectives to enable universal broadband access and strengthening institutional capacity.
  7. Better Quality of services.
  8. Comprehensive data protection regime has been mandated for digital communications that safeguards the privacy, autonomy and choice of individuals.
Universal Services Oblization Fund
Universal Safety Obligation Fund
Universal Services Obligation Fund
Universal Services Oblization Fund
None of These


29. Election Commission of India will aunch mobile application called _________________________, ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls, to empower people to share evidence of malpractices directly with ECI. It will allow instant sharing of photos, audio and video clips related to electoral malpractices.

Mutual Code of Conduct Violation Reporting App
Moral Code of Conduct Violation Reporting App
Mutual Case of Conduct Violation Reporting App
Model Code of Conduct Violet Reporting App
Model Code of Conduct Violation Reporting App


30. FMCG Firm __________________ tied up Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) to launch Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM cards.

  1. It can be recharged for INR 144, for which users will get unlimited calls throughout country, 2 GB data and 100 SMS daily.
  2. After Roll Out, customers will get 10% discount on Patanjali products. SIM card also comes with medical insurance and life insurance covers. Medical insurance cover is for Rs 2.5 lakh, while life insurance costs Rs 5 lakh (in event of road accident).
  3. __________ also launched a new swadeshi messaging application called 'Kimbho' to compete with WhatsApp, with tagline Ab Bharat Bolega.
Dabur
Jiva
Patanjali
Parle
None of These


31. First International Children’s Film Festival of ____________________ is held in Thiruvananthapuram. Chairman of organising committee is Mukesh.

Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
Karnataka
Kerala
None of These


32. First Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) run by an all-woman team began its operations in Phagwara (__________________). It was 192nd POPSK in country and first one to be operated by an all-woman team ?

Uttarakhand
Punjab
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
None of These


33. Four States and 1 UT (Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Chandigarh (UT)) signed first MoU with Government's National Health Mission, for implementing Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Swasthya Suraksha Mission (PMRSSM).

  1. MOUs were signed during Ayushman Bharat Northern Region’s first workshop on PMRSSM at Shimla (Himachal Pradesh).
  2. Ayushman Bharat is Centrally Sponsored health insurance scheme of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).
    1. It will target over 10 crore families belonging to poor and vulnerable population based on Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 (SECC) database.
    2. It will provide Rs. _______________________________ lakh insurance cover per family per year.
    3. Under it, government will set up 1.5 lakh wellness centres across the country by 2022 that will leverage on comprehensive primary health care for preventive, promotive and curative care.
5
2
15
7
None of These


34. General Conferences (May 1 - 10, 2018) -

  1. Ministry of Finance organized 4th Regional Conference on Futuristic, Resilient and Digital Infrastructure in _______________________________. This Conference is a lead-up to the 3rd Annual Meeting of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to be hosted by India in June 2018.
  2. Women and Child Development Ministry held National Conferenceof 244 Districts under BetiBachaoBetiPadhao (BBBP) in New Delhi.
  3. First meeting of National Committee for Commemoration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Rashtrapati in New Delhi. Committee has total of 125 members, chaired by President Ram Nath Kovind.
  4. Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba launched online Event Clearance System (https://conference.mha.gov.in) for grant of security clearance to conference/seminar/workshop organized in India.
  5. 15th Finance Commission held its First Conference on Agriculture sector, In New Delhi.
    1. 15th Finance Commission of India was formed in November 2017 under Nand Kishore Singh and will be operational between 2020 - 2025. Appointments Committee appointed Ashok Lahiri as Full Time Member in 15th Finance Commission, subject to condition that he steps down as non-executive chairman of Bandhan Bank.
    2. Currently, 14th Finance Comission is Operational (2015–2020) with former Reserve Bank of India governor Y. V. Reddy.
  6. India and USA held 2rd round of India-US Maritime Security Dialogue in Goa, focussing on cooperation in Indo-Pacific region.
  7. National Workshop on Data Requirements for Disaster Risk Reduction Database Held in New Delhi, by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
  8. India will organize a cultural festival in Egypt to commemorate 157th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. An exhibition on paintings of Tagore titled ‘Rabindranath Tagore: Rhythm in Colours’ will be held in Giza.
  9. Vibrant North East 2018, an event to make people aware of government’s schemes was held in Guwahati (Assam).
  10. Government held Kisan Kalyan Karyashala at block level all over India, under Gram Swaraj Abhiyan initiative. At the workshops, farmers from each block interacted with agriculture scientists regarding increase of farmers’ income using new technologies. 0n this Occasion, Skill India also organized an Ajeevika and Kaushal Vikas Mela in Bhubaneswar (Odisha).
  11. First Apex Conference for CEOs of Smart Cities held in in Bhopal (MP). During this, Aence Française de Développement (AFD’s) programme to fund Smart City projects was launched. Under this, Euro 100 million will be provided to 30- 80 selected projects (selected through a challenge) and Euro 6 million will be available for technical support.
  12. 29th International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) meeting between India and Sri Lanka held onboard INS Sumithra at Boundary Line off Kankesanthurai.
  13. Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment) organised a ‘Cochlear Implant Awareness Programme’ in Faridabad (Haryana).
  14. Exhibition called India and the World: A History in Nine Stories held at National Museum auditorium in New Delhi.
  15. 19th TOONZ Animation Masters Summit held in Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), organised by Toonz Media Group.
  16. Bi-annual Naval Commander’s Conference held in New Delhi.
  17. Star Khel Mahakumbh held in Dharamshala  (Himachal Pradesh), seeking participation from youth across 5000 villages and 800 panchayats in various sports.
Thiruvananthapuram
Trichy
Kochi
Chennai
Bengaluru


35. General Conferences (May 11 - 20, 2018)

  1. 6th US-India Aviation Summit held in _________________________________________, jointly organised by Ministry of Civil Aviation and US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). During this, Airports Authority of India (AAI) signed a Rs 945-crores 15 year deal with Harris Corporation of USA for development of its futuristic telecommunications infrastructure (FTI) programme.
  2. Customs and Department of India Posts held a first-ever Joint Conference in Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi, to deliberate on streamlining of imports and exports by post.
  3. 2 day North east Regional Conference on Physical and Social Infrastructure for Regional Developmentheld in Guwahati (Assam).
  4. Stakeholder Meeting on Samarth (Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector under Skill India Mission) held in New Delhi. This scheme was Launched in December 2017 and aims to provide placement oriented National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF), by training 10 lakh persons (9 lakh in organised and 1 lakh in traditional sector) by 2020, with outlay of 1300 crores.
  5. First International Rail Coach Expo (IRCE) held in Chennai (Tamil Nadu), to focus on Rail Coaches and train sets, hosted by Integral Coach Factory (ICF) under Railways Ministry.
  6. National Conference of Fisheries Ministers of Coastal states held in New Delhi.
  7. NITI Aayog and Vision India Foundation organized Venture Capital Symposium 2018 to deepen economic relationships between France and India. 20 big French venture capital participated in event, to explore investment opportunities.
Ahmedabad
Mumbai
Chennai
Jaipur
None of These


36. General Conferences (May 21 - 31, 2018) -

  1. A children’s theatre and personality development workshop held in New Delhi, organized by Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA).
  2. Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities of Arbitration in SAARC region held in New Delhi.
  3. Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Krishan Pal Gurjar committed to provide govt financial assistance worth Rs 6 Lakh for cochlear implant of children with hearing impairment in economically weak sections of __________________________________________________________.
  4. Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram launched an exhibition cum sale event, the PANKHA (Hand-fans), created by TRIFED through its artisans from all over the country at its showroom Tribes India in New Delhi.
  5. Railways conducted a one day workshop “Mission Raftaar” aimed at raising average speed of freight trains and coaching trains in New Delhi. Mission Raftar aims at doubling average speed of freight trains and increasing average speed of coaching trains by 25 kmph over 5 years.
  6. India and Pakistan held meeting of their coast guard officials in New Delhi.
  7. Actor Akshay Kumar launched twin pit toilet technology campaign in New Delhi, to spread awareness on issue and make cleanliness drive more effective.
  8. Smart Cities India 2018 Expo held in New Delhi, with a vision to help develop attractive and safe cities.
  9. 34th meeting of Central Sanctioning and Monitoring held in New Delhi. During it, Construction of new 1.5 lakh affordable houses (most in Andhra Pradesh was approved, under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (Urban). It has an investment of 7227 crores with central assistance of 2209 crores. It took number of houses under PMAY(U) to 47,52,751 houses.
  10. 1st biannual IAF Commander’s conference held at Air headquarters in New Delhi.
Sikkim
West Bengal
Assam
Nagaland
None of These


37. Google's philanthropic arm Google.org announced ________________ million in grants for teacher training and educational content creation in India.

  1. Google will also facilitate all Gram Panchayats in Andhra Pradesh with internet access, by installing 25000 Wi-Fi hotspots by December 2018.
$1
$9
$7
$5
$3


38. Government approved setting up an exclusive Brahmaputra Study Centre at Gauhati University (_______________________), with funds approx INR 28 crores. It will offer an opportunity for research in different aspects of river Brahmaputra in physics, hydrology, waterways, environment, disaster/flood management, hydro-power production etc.

Assam
Nagaland
Manipur
Meghalaya
None of These


39. Government will link additional 200 wholesale mandis to online trading platform eNAM (______________________________) in 2018-19 and will encourage inter-mandi transactions. At present, 585 regulated mandis in 14 states are linked with the eNAM, with 73.50 lakh farmers, 53,163 commission agents and over 1 lakh traders registered on it.

  1. eNAM is pan-India electronic trading portal for farm produce which aims creates unified national market for agricultural commodities by integrating existing Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) markets.
  2. It provides single window service for all APMC related services, including commodity arrivals and prices, provision for responding to trade offers, buy and sell trade offers, among other services.
electronic Native Agriculture Market
electronic National Agriculture Market
electronic New Agriculture Market
electronic Nodal Agriculture Market
None of These


40. Government's _____________________________ (UJALA) scheme (implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Ltd) has so far distributed over 30 crore light emitting diode (LED) bulbs across country.

  1. It has led to energy savings worth INR 15581 crores, increased penetration of LED in domestic market to 10% from mere 0.4% earlier.
  2. It has increased India’s share in global LED market to 12% from a mere 0.1%.
Universal Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All
Unnat Jyoti by Acceptable LEDs for All
Unnat Joint Affordable LEDs for All
Unnat Jyoti by Acceptable LCDs for All
Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All


41.___________ Updates -

  1. _________ Signed an MoU with Poland government, regarding centenary celebrations to mark independence of Poland in Delhi and other regions of world.
  2. Unveiled its Reuse of Treated Waste Water Policy, that aims to reduce state's dependence on freshwater sources like Narmada river. It will promote use of treated wastewater and will see setting up of sewage treatment plants (STP) across Gujarat.
  3. Will launch free treatment scheme for road accident victims, by bearing medical expenses of up to 50,000 rupees for each victim of a road accident in for first 48 hours.
Goa
Gujarat
Rajasthan
Himachal Pradesh
None of These


42. _________________________ became India’s first railway station run by solar power, with 2352 solar modules installed with a capacity of generating 700 kwp.

Jaipur
Guwahati
Dekhi
Kolkata
None of These


43. _______________________________ Government approved an affordable housing policy Housing for all-2018 for core areas of municipalities in state. Town and Country Planning Department would be delegating power to Urban Local Bodies Department for implementation. Key Highlights -

  1. For core areas, projects would be allowed in core areas of municipal towns with an area 1 - 5 acres, while floor area ratio (FAR) should be 250 and for 2.5 to 5 acres, it should be 275.
  2. Allotment rate is 4000 per sq ft in hyper potential zones, Rs 3,000 per sq ft in high potential zones, Rs 2,500 for medium potential zones and Rs 2,100 per sq ft in low potential zones.
  3. Beneficiaries would be provided financial assistance of Rs 2.5 lakh.
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Uttarakhand
J & K
None of These


44. ________________ Updates -

  1. State's Food, civil supplies and Consumer Affairs department launched an app for ration card holders, called ePDS (electronic public distribution system). Beneficiaries can use digital ration card in ration shops. HP government also recently started Himachal Grihni Suvidha Yojna, which will provide 1 lakh women with gas cylinders and stoves free of cost.
  2. Launched Prakritik Kheti Khushhaal Kissan Yojana, to promote Zero Budget Natural Farming System. It would increase soil productivity, decrease use of fertilizers and harmful chemicals and increase water infiltration. State Govt. also Launched a week long Polythene Hatao,Paryavaran BachaoCampaign.
  3. Will spend 25 crore rupees on renovating h istoric British Raj 'Bantony Castle Estate' as a major tourist attraction. It was accquired by government for over 27 crores two years ago, from a Business family.
Goa
Rajasthan
Punjab
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh


45. Home Ministry approved Central Assistance of INR _______________ Crores to Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Lakshadweep (UT) and Rajasthan -

  1. Assam (480 Crores), Himachal Pradesh(84 Crores), Sikkim (67 Crores) were affected by floods/ landslides during 2017-18.
  2. Lakshadweep (2.6 Crores) was affected by cyclone Ockhi.
  3. Rajasthan (526 Crores)affected by kharif drought during 2017.
2161
1161
3161
161
None of These


46. Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar Minister launched __________________________’ - an integrated Scheme for school education extending support to States from pre-school to senior secondarylevels for first time It will treat school holistically as a continuum from pre-school, primary, upper primary, secondary and senior secondary levels.

  1. It focuses on improving quality of education at all levels by integrating two T’s – Teachers and Technology.
  2. Earlier budget on 3 education schemes (SSA, RMSA and Teacher Education) was 28,000 crores in 2017-18. But, budget outlay on new scheme will be 34,000 crore in 2018-19 and 41,000 crores in 2019-20.
  3. 10 Lakh schools will get library grant of 5,000 to 20,000 to strengthen libraries.
  4. Every school will get sports equipment under Samagra Shiksha - 5000 for Primary, 10,000 for Upper Primary & up to 25,000 for SSC & HSC schools.
  5. Kasturba Gandhi BalikaVidyalaya (KGBV) will be expanded from Class 6-8 to Class 6-12 with 4385.60 crores in 2018-19 & 4553.10 crores in 2019-20.
  6. DIKSHA - national digital platform for teachers would put high quality teaching learning resources for ready use of teachers. Samagra Shiksha Scheme will support ‘Operation Digital Board’ in all secondary schools over a period of 5 years, so as to enhance use of digital technology through smart classrooms. Digital initiatives like ShaalaKosh, Shagun, ShaalaSaarthi will be strengthened.
Samagra Shiksha
Sahaj Shiksha
Swayam Shiksha
Sashakt Shiksha
None of These


47. India Meteorological Department (IMD) teamed up with telecom operator _____________________to send extreme weather alerts to people. They will send area-specific alerts to users if they happen to be at place likely to experience extreme weather conditions, even if their phone numbers do not belong to that particular telecom circle.

MTNL
Vodafone
Airtel
Jio
BSNL


48. India Meteorological Department (IMD) wil add _______________ more doppler radars in 2 years, with 14 in northeast, 4 in Jammu and Kashmir and 3 each will be Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.

  1. Doppler radar is an observational tool used for precisely monitoring and predicting severe weather events such as hailstorms, thunder storms, cyclones and tornados.
  2. It uses Doppler effect by bouncing microwave signal off desired target to produce velocity data.
  3. It mainly gives information about wind velocity and precipitation. Doppler radar has radius of 250 km and helps in issuing forecasts two-three hours prior to severe weather conditions.
  4. First Doppler radar in India was installed in Chennai, Tamil Nadu in 2002. There are currently 27 Doppler radars in country.
30
15
20
50
None of These


49. India’s longest Rail and Raod bridge Bogibeel bridge, linking Dibrugarh in ___________________ to Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh will be inaugurated in 2018. It is 4.94 km long and stays 32 metres above waters of Brahamaputra River. At present,travel from Dibrugarh to Arunachal Pradesh by train takes over 500 km detour. This bridge will bring travel length under 100 km.

Nagaland
Assam
Manipur
Meghalaya
None of These


50. _________________ Assembtly Election Results 2018 -

  1. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged as largest party by winning 104 out of 222 Seats. INC (Indian National Congress) won 78 seats and Janata Dal (Secular) won 40 Seats.
  2. Votes Percentage - BJP (36.2%), INC (38 %), JDS (18.3%)
  3. This Election witnessed maximum expenditure by candidates and parties ever, estimated at 9500 - 10500 crores.
Telangana
Kerala
Andhra Pradesh
Gujarat
Karnataka


51. _______ Updates -

  1. CM Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated Samagra Resource Portal and mobile app. More than 40,000 classrooms in state will be made hi-tech by June 2018, through Samagra. Samagra is designed to make sure that all learning objectives are transacted through lesson plans as specified in curriculum.
  2. Approved setting up of State Fibre Optic Network Limited, to offer free internet to over 20 lakh poor families. A Joint Venture company will be launched by IT Infrastructure Limited, State Electricity Board and state government to get this task done.
  3. Iaugurated world’s largest bird sculpture, Jatayu Earth’s Centre in Thiruvananthapuram. The Replica of Jatayu, a character in Ramayana is 200 feet long, 150 feet wide, 65 feet tall and is positioned at top of a rock at 1000 feet above sea level.
  4. State Electricity Board signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) for increasing solar power generation in state, including setting up a 15 MW solar power unit at NTPC complex in Kayamkulam.
Kerala
Karnataka
Andhra Pradesh
Telangana
None of These


52. MHA created a new Division to address issues of women safety comprehensively. _____________________ has been posted as Joint Secretary to head this Division. It will deal with - Crimes against women, SCs&STs, Crimes against children, elderly persons, Anti-trafficking Cell, Matters relating to Prison legislation and prison Reforms, Schemes under NIRBHAYA fund, Crime and Criminal Tracking & Network System (CCTNS) and National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

Nripendra Misra
Tarun Shridhar
Punya Salila Srivastava
Sekhar Basu
None of These


53. _____________ CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched My Rojgar Portal to provide jobs to youths as per their educational qualification, skills and interest and ensure availability of able candidates to employers as per their needs, as part of Ham Chhu Lenge Asman programme.

West Bengal
Odisha
Bihar
Madhya Pradesh
None of These


54. _______________ Updates -

  1. Launched a new scheme to help the landless labourers from the Scheduled Castes to acquire agricultural land, paying only 5 % of cost. The rest up to 8 lakh rupees will be borne by Maharashtra government. This is a modified version of Dadasaheb Gaikwad empowerment scheme for landless labourers scheme, that offered 50 % subsidy.
  2. Will provide Rs 3 subsidy for every litre of milk to co-operative and private producers to manufacture milk powder, aimed at encouraging production of milk powder from surplus milk. Milk producers in Maharashtra will get Minimum Support Price (MSP) of INR 27 per litre.
  3. State Government became first state to sign a MoU with Centre’s Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) Council to train state’s Public Works Department (PWD) officials to rate government buildings. Objective is to encourage environment friendly buildings, that are designed using environmentally responsible processes.
  4. Became first state to provide digitally-signed land record receipts (also known as 7/12 receipts), to check irregularities and bring in transparency.
  5. Will rename Jalgaon-based North Maharashtra University after Bahinabai Chaudhari, renowned poetess of 19th century.
Goa
Gujarat
Odisha
West Bengal
Maharashtra


55. __________________ CM N.Biren Singh launched Go to Village mission throughout, aimed at identifying eligible beneficiaries across state and delivering government services at their doorstep. The mission has been launched in 60 villages of all 60 Assembly constituencies.

Meghalaya
Nagaland
Manipur
Assam
None of These


56. __________________ has become first state in the Northeast and the third state in India to have solar toilets. Solar panel that are fitted to the toilets absorb heat to generate power, also have efficiency to transform waste material.

Manipur
Nagaland
Assam
Arunachal Pradesh
None of These


57. Minimum Wages (____________________) Amendment Act 2017 has been officially notified after of President's Aproval. It amends Minimum Wages Act 1948, and was passed by Delhi Assembly in August 2017.

  1. As per new rules, employers violating labour rules in UT will now face fine ranging from Rs 20000 to 50000 and jail term of one to three years.
  2. Courts will be required to dispose it off within a month from the date of filing.
  3. UT Government hiked minimum wages of unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled workers by 37 %. Minimum Wages are -
    1. Unskilled worker - 13350
    2. Semi-skilled - 14698
    3. Skilled persons is Rs 16182 in Delhi.
Jaipur
Delhi
Guwahati
Ahmedabad
None of These


58. Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Radha Mohan Singh laid foundation stone of frozen semen station in Maranga, Purnea (__________________), being set up at a cost of Rs 64 crore under Rashtriya Gokul Mission (100% contribution from Central Government). It aims at increasing milk production through artificial insemination techniques used by CMOFED (Sudha).

  1. Rashtriya Gokul Mission was initiated in December 2014 with an aim to conserve and develop indigenous breeds.
Bihar
Chhattisgarh
Jharkhand
Odisha
None of These


59. Minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu launched Intellectual Property (IP) mascot – ______________, at conference on National Intellectual Property Rights Policy in New Delhi.

  1. It is a tech-savvy grandmother who helps the government and enforcement agencies in combating IP crimes with the help of her grandson “Chhotu” aka Aditya. IP mascot will spread awareness about the importance of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs).
  2. National IPR Policy is a vision document that aims to create synergies between all forms of intellectual property (IP), concerned statutes and agencies. It aims to adapt global best practices to Indian scenario. In this regard, Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM) was created in 2016 under DIPP.
IP Nani
IP Sathi
My IP
IP Daddy
None of These


60. Ministry of Culture organized 9th Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav under Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat, in Tehri (____________________), also subsuming Tehri Lake Festival (where one can explore water sports) within itself.

  1. Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM) presents rich diversity and uniqueness of Indian culture and promotes cultural inter-linkages amongst states to strengthen National integration.
  2. Paired state for Uttarakhand under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat matrix is Karnataka, giving special emphasis to Karnataka in the event.
Himachal Pradesh
Haryana
J & K
Uttarakhand
None of These


61. Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeITY) launched Digital India Internship Scheme along with its website.

  1. Under this, 25 interns will be inducted for period of three months. These interns will be paid a stipend of Rs. ______________ per month.
  2. Eligibility - Indian students from recognized universities who secured over 60% marks in last held degree. Students pursuing B.E/B.Tech or M.E/M.Tech or dual degrees can apply for internships on the portal.
  3. Internship will be offered two times in year - summer Internship during May and June and winter Internship during December and January.
  4. Proposed broad areas for Internship are Cyber Security, e-Governance, Digital Literacy (HRD), International Cooperation & Industrial Promotion, Hardware Industry and Digital Payments and Electronic Testing.
25000
15000
20000
10000
None of These


62. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) launched _________________________ (GSDP), to train over 5.5 lakh workers in environment and forest sectors through 30 courses by 2021 for sustainable conservation of natural resources.

  1. GSDP-ENVIS mobile application was also launched to provide more information and applying to courses under GSDP programme.
  2. GSDP was launched in 2017 by MoEFCC in partnership with National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) to develop green skilled workers having technical knowledge and commitment to sustainable development.
Global Skill Development Programme
Green Skill Development Programme
Green Safety Development Programme
Global Safety Development Programme
None of These


63. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) rolled out ‘Gaj Yatra’, an awareness campaign to protect elephants from Tura in Garo Hills of ___________________. Under this, elephant mascot will be taken across districts frequented by jumbo herds for generating awareness.

Manipur
Nagaland
Assam
Manipur
Meghalaya


64. Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) launched initiative for development of 1.5 million higher education faculty using massive open online course (MOOC) platform SWAYAM (__________________________________). Under first phase, 75 discipline-specific National Resource Centres (NRCs) have been identified.

  1. NRCS includes varied institutions under Ministry’s Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT), in Central Universities, IISc, IUCAA, IITs, IISERs, NITs, State Universities, UGC’s Human Resource Development Centres (HRDCs), National Institutes for Technical Teachers Training (NITTTRs), IIITs, Open Universities.
Study Webs of Active –Learning for Young Aspiring Minds
Safety Webs of Active –Learning for Young Aspiring Minds
Study World of Active –Learning for Young Aspiring Minds
Study Webs of Active – Leaning for Young Aspiring Minds
None of These


65. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy issued National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy, aiming at promotion of large grid connected wind-solar PV hybrid system for efficient utilization of transmission infrastructure and land. It provides for integration of both energy sources (wind and solar) at AC and DC level.

  1. It also provides for flexibility in share of wind and solar components in hybrid project, subject to condition that, rated power capacity of one resource be at least ___________________________ of rated power capacity of other resource for it to be recognised as a hybrid project.
  2. Policy permits use of battery storage in hybrid project for optimising output and further reduce variability.
  3. With significant capacity additions in renewables, and Hybrid Policy aiming at better utilisation of resources, it is envisaged that Hybrid Policy will open-up a new area for availability of renewable power at competitive prices.
  4. A scheme for new hybrid projects under the policy is also expected shortly.
75 %
15 %
50 %
25 %
None of These


66. Ministry of Railways has launched new user interface of its ________________________ (NGeT) System on Indian Railway’s (url -www.irctc.co.in/nget).

  1. Using it, user can enquire trains and check availability of seats without logging in to system, saving time of users.
  2. It will provide enhanced class-wise, train-wise, destination-wise, departure and arrival time wise and quota-wise filters for facilitating customer while planning their journeys.
  3. It also has waitlist prediction which will allow user to get probability of wait-listed or RAC tickets getting confirmed.
  4. User can find out availability for entire Advance Reservation Period (of 120 days), except for few trains in improvised page.
New Generation e-Ticketing
Next Gateway for e-Ticketing
Next Generation e-Ticketing
New Gateway for e-Ticketing
None of These


67. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) approved __________________ licence plates bearing numbers in white fonts for private e-vehicles and yellow for taxis to promote electric vehicles. It aims at easy identification of electric vehicles for preferential treatment in parking, free entry in congested zones besides other proposed benefits like concessional toll.

  1. India presently has approx 1 to 1.5 lakh electric vehicles. It is projected to grow to about 5% of total vehicles in next five years.
Red
Green
Blue
Violet
None of These


68. Ministry of Tourism expanded Buddhist tourism circuit under Swadesh Darshan Scheme to ________________ more states to make it India’s first trans-national tourist circuit. Earlier it was envisaged only to 7 major Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

11
21
16
5
None of These


69. Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) will expand Van Dhan Vikas Kendras in tribal districts, with ________________ such kendras proposed to be set up in 2 years. Initially, it will be taken up in 39 districts with over 50% tribal population and then will be expanded to other Tribal Districts.

  1. Van Dhan Yojana aims at mainstreaming tribal community by promoting primary level value addition to Non Timber Minor Forest Produce (MFP) at grassroots level. It also aims to promote MFPs-centric livelihood development of tribal gatherers and artisans.
  2. Through this, share of tribals in value chain of Non-Timber Forest Produce is expected to rise from 20% to around 60%.
4500
2000
1000
3000
None of These


70. Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) approved setting up additional 100 ________________ (OSCs) for women affected by violence, in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.

  1. OSC are funded from Nirbhaya Fund. Aim is to provide women with services such as police assistance, medical aid, psycho-social counselling, legal aid and counselling, temporary stay for 5 days etc.
One Stop Centres
Only Stop Centres
Only Safety Centres
One Safety Centres
None of These


71. _______________ police will use Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for surveillance and install 'panic buttons' in order to enhance safety of women in the city, as part of INR 252 crores Safe City to be implemented in 3 years.

Mumbai
Jaipur
Delhi
Guwahati
None of These


72. _____________ Updates -

  1. Signed Statement of Intent (SoI) with ABB India to realise its vision of ‘Make in India’ through advanced manufacturing technologies that incorporate latest developments in robotics and artificial intelligence. It aims at suggesting solutions for digitalisation, incorporating Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies.
  2. Collaborated with Actor Sushant Singh Rajput to promote 2 major initiatives - promotion of BHIM and Women Entrepreneurship Platform.
  3. Signed Statement of Intent (SOI) with Google, to work on a range of initiatives to help build AI (Artificianl Intelligence) ecosystem across country.
  4. Signed Statement of Intent (SoI) with IBM to develop a crop yield prediction model using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to provide real-time advisory to farmers in aspirational districts. Aim is to enable cooperation in the use of technology to provide insights to farmers to improve crop productivity, soil yield, control agricultural inputs with the overarching goal of improving farmers’ incomes.
SEBI
NITI Aayog
RBI
IRDAI
None of These


73. National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) is creating a national registry of crimes against women, amid growing concern over incidents of sexual assaults. Records will be sourced from the ___________________________ (CCTNS).

Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Safety
Crime and Criminal Tracking Nodes and Systems
Crime and Criminal Training Network and Systems
Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems
None of These


74. National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) launched _____________ River Front Development (RFD) project implemented by Delhi Development Authority (DDA), named Asita (Another name for River _______). It aims to restore, revive and rejuvenate river’s floodplains and make them accessible to the people of Delhi.

Ganga
Kaveri
Satluj
Indus
Yamuna


75. Nobel laureate and noted economist Muhammad Yunus (Bangladesh) has been honoured with 11th KISS Humanitarian Award 2018 in ______________.

West Bengal
Jharkhand
Odisha
Gujarat
None of These


76. North Eastern state ______________________ has been put on air connectivity map after its first commercial flight (of Alliance Airlines) landed at Pasighat Airport (East Siang district), under UDAN scheme. Alliance Air (subsidiary of Air India), will operate flight services on Kolkata-Guwahati-Pasighat route thrice a week.

Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Nagaland
Manipur
None of These


77. Northeast Frontier Railway started operating one lease Parcel Cargo Express Train (PCET) on fortnightly basis, connecting Northeast to West Coast, Connecting New Guwahati in Assam to Kalyan in ___________________________ with stoppages at New Jalpaiguri, Kalumna Goods Shed.

  1. It would enable farmers in North east to market their products like tea, betal nuts, pineapple, jute, horticulture products, cane furniture etc. at the retail markets in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Nagpur, Pune etc.
  2. A single PCET can carry consignment equivalent to 52 trucks. This will ensure less Carbon Emission which will contribute for Green India & saving of foreign exchange on account of purchasing of fuel.
Goa
Gujarat
Maharashtra
Rajasthan
None of These


78. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) began its operations in Nagayalanka block in Krishna District (_______________). This Early production System (EPS) has cost 6804 crores.

Karnataka
Kerala
Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
None of These


79. PM Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s first smart and green highway-___________________km long Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal (KGP) Expressway also known as Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE).

  1. It has been completed in about 500 days, as against target of 910 days with cost INR 11000 crores. PM also inaugurated first phase of Delhi-Meerut Expressway, India’s first 14 lane expressway and spans from Nizamuddin Bridge to Uttar Pradesh border.
  2. Several Features of Expresswauy Include Solar power Plants, Rainwater harvesting, Closed tolling system, Weigh-in-Motion (WIMs) equipment, Auto Challans, Intelligent Traffic management AND Green cover.
335
95
35
235
135


80. PM Narendra Modi inaugurated Kishanganga Hydroelectric Project and laid Foundation Stone of Pakal Dul Power Project in _________________ -

  1. Kishanganga Hydroelectric Project -
    1. With capacity of 330 MW, This project in Bandipora District of Jammu and Kashmir is a run of river scheme, that is designed to divert water from the Kishanganga River to a power plant in Jhelum River basin.
    2. It has been completed at cost of INR 5882 crores. Kishangana H.E. Project will provide free power of 13 % to J & K, of approx 133 crores per year.
  2. Pakal Dul -
    1. With 1000 MW capacity, it will be largest Hydro Power Project in J & K on completion. To be built on Marusadar River (a right bank tributary of Chenab), It is also first storage Project in state. Its sansctioned cost is INR 8112 crores.
    2. As it is a storage project, it shall improve water availability during lean season.
    3. It will employ Around 3000 persons during construction and 500 persons shall be employed during operation phase.
    4. J&K will get 12 % free power after 10 years of commissioning of Project.
Himachal Pradesh
Haryana
J & K
Uttarakhand
None of These


81. PM Narendra Modi inaugurated Zojila tunnel project, to provide all-weather connectivity between Srinagar, Kargil and Leh (______________________). Its Length will be 14.2 km, making it country’s longest road tunnel. It will cut down time taken to cross Zojila pass from 3.5 hours to 15 minutes. It will also be Asia’s longest bi-directional tunnel and will be built at a cost of INR 6,809 crores.

J & K
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Uttarakhand
None of These


82. PM Narendra Modi laid foundation stone today for 2400MW first phase of NTPC's Patratu Super Thermal Power Project in _______________________, as a 74: 26 Joint Venture between Government of Jharkhand (GoJ) and NTPC Owned Patratu Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd. (PVUN). PVUNL will develop it in two phases: 2,400 MW (3x800MW) in Phase-I and 1,600 MW (2x800 MW) in Phase-II.

  1. It will allocate 85 % of power to Jharkhand. Under Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya) scheme, it will ensure 24x7 power availability to households.
  2. Engineering, Procurement & Construction contract of the project has been awarded to BHEL. Commissioning of first unit is envisaged in 2022.
Chhattisgarh
Jharkhand
Odisha
West Bengal
None of These


83. Pakyong airport in ____________________ will be 100th operational airport in country, after its commissioning in June 2018. Post commissioning, Airline SpiceJet will be operating flights to Pakyong from Kolkata under UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik).

Sikkim
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Manipur
None of These


84. Patanjali Ayurved has been ranked as India’s most trusted Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) brand (overall 13th) in TRA’s Brand Trust Report 2018. Top Brand is Samsung and Top BFSI (Banking, Financial services and Insurance) is __________________.

SBI
Yes Bank
Axis Bank
HDFC Bank
None of These


85. Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) signed pact with Ministry of Power to incur capital expenditure of INR _______________ crores for current fiscal.

35000
10000
15000
25000
None of These


86. President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated Integrated Centre for Crisis Management (ICCM) at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) ___________________. It will help respond more effectively to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) emergencies, monitoring radiological data from 504 radiation sensors across country. Other launches Include -

  1. Multi-leaf collimator system - It enables gamma radiation to be exposed only on cancer-affected organs.
  2. Trombay Chhattisgarh Dubraj Mutant-1 - High-yielding dwarf variety of Dubraj mutant rice.
  3. Metal fuel pin fabrication facility - Will help increase plutonium production in fast breeder reactors.
  4. High-power electron beam melting furnace - To be used for nuclear and strategic applications.
  5. Integrated enriched boron tri-fluoride gas generation facility - It was developed by Heavy-water Board in Odisha. It will be used in neutron detectors.
Kolkata
Jaipur
Delhi
Mumbai
None of These


87. President Ram Nath Kovind launched three public welfare schemes in ____________________ - Sundar Singh Bhandari EBC Swarozgar Yojana, Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Antyodaya Swarozgar Yojana and loan and interest waiver scheme for SCs/STs/OBCs, sanitation workers, physically challenged -

  1. Sundar Singh Bhandari EBC Swarozgar Yojana - Government will provide loans of up to Rs 50000 to members of economically backward classes (EBC) from around 50,000 families at 4 % interest rate.
  2. Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Antyodaya Swarozgar Yojana - State government would provide loans worth up to Rs 50000 at 4 % interest rate to about 50,000 families from the scheduled castes and tribes and other backward classes for self-employment.
  3. Loan waiver scheme - State government would provide 2 lakh worth interest-free loans to people belonging to SC/ ST community and other backward classes for skill development and create employment resources.
Haryana
Rajasthan
Punjab
Uttarakhand
None of These


88. Press Council of India Chairman C.K Prasad rejected Reporters Without Borders (RWB)'s World Press Freedom Index report 2018 that was recently released and ranked India _________________________ among 180 Nations in terms of level of freedom for media. PCI stated that the report had lack of clarity.

118th
148th
128th
131st
138th


89. _______ Updates -

  1. CM Amarinder Singh announced several development projects worth 555 crores for up-gradation of border district of Tarn Taran.
  2. Signed MoU with United Kingdom (UK) for setting up of bio-gas and bio- Compressed natural gas (CNG) plants in state. It aims to find a sustainable solutions to paddy straw burning, which is a major concern in Punjab and surrounding region.
  3. Along with WWF-India will conduct first organised census of Indus Dolphins, one of world's rarest mammals. Dolphins are found only in India and Pakistan, confined to 185 km stretch between Talwara and Harike Barrage in India's Beas River in Punjab.
Punjab
Uttarakhand
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
None of These


90. _________________ Government launched Nidaan software, for diseases monitoring and strengthening tele-medicine services in government hospitals. It will help in providing presumptive monitoring of seasonal and non-communicable diseases as well as trends of ailments found in specific areas.

Himachal Pradesh
Haryana
Uttarakhand
Rajasthan
None of These


91. ____________ partnered with National Commission for Women (NCW) to launch Digital Literacy Programme to train women on safe use of internet and social media. Under it, awareness training will be conducted for 60,000 women in universities across major cities over 1 year.

Google
Microsoft
Facebook
HCL
None of These


92. Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is named as Nodal Agency to set up 2.5 GW Wind-Solar hybrid Project by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, aiming to Build Hybrid Projects with Transparent Bidding Process limited from 200 MW to 500 MW, with atleast 1 project site with capacity of 50 MW. As of now, we have only 20 GW of renewable energy produced through wind-solar hybrid power projects.

  1. Govt aims for _________________ GW Renewable energy capacity by 2022. As of now, India has over 20 GW of Solar Power And approx 354 GW of Wind power Installed Capacity.
125
175
105
275
None of These


93. _________________ Updates -

  1. Approved Compensation Scheme for Women Victims/Survivors of Sexual Assault/Other Crimes-2018, as a uniform compensation scheme for victims of sexual assault and acid attacks. It was prepared by the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA). It provisions Fines ranging 2 - 10 lakhs for several kinds of crimes against women.
  2. Approved Centre’s draft Cauvery Management Scheme for smooth distribution of water among Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry (UT). It raised Karnataka’s share of Cauvery water by 14.75 tmcft saying that issue of drinking water of Southern Karnataka region is of higher priority. Tamil Nadu’s share is reduced, compensated by allowing TN to extract 10 tmcft more groundwater from river basin.
    1. Cauvery Management Scheme deals with release of water from Karnataka to Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry, implemented by Cauvery Management Authority (CMA).
  3. Ruled that courts can look into Parliamentary Standing Committee reports while deciding on an issue. However, parliamentary reports cannot be challenged in Courts. It will help NGOs, which frequently file PILs in theSC, to rely on Parliamentary Standing Committee reports.
  4. Struck down a legislation that allowed former Uttar Pradesh Chief Ministers to continue occupying government accommodation even after demitting office, terming it as arbitrary and discriminatory.
President
Supreme Court
Prime Minister
Chief Election Commissioner
None of These


94. Swachh Survekshan 2018 Results -

  1. Top 3 cleanest Cities - Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Chandigarh.
  2. Stats -
    1. Organized by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) Under Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban), It Assessed 4203 Urban Local Bodies, compared to 434 cities covered in 2017 and 73 cities in 2016.
    2. Record 37.66 lakh citizen feedbacks were collected during Swachh Survekshan 2018.
    3. In ranking cities, 35% weightage given to each of citizen feedback & service level progress, 30% weightage given to direct observation. In 2017, it was 25 % to direct observation, 30 % to citizen feedback and 45 % to service level progress.
    4. Cleanest cities in various categories -
      1. Big City - Vijaywada (________________)
      2. Medium City - Mysuru (Karnataka)
      3. Small City - New Delhi Municipal Council
      4. State Capital / UT - Greater Mumbai (Maharashtra)
Telangana
Karnataka
Kerala
Andhra Pradesh
None of These


95. __________________ government demanded permanent closure of controversial Vedanta Group's Sterlite Copper factory in Thoothukudi / Tuticorin, which was centre of violent protests recently that led to killing of 13 people in Police Firing. Locals had been protesting for closure of the factory for 100 days. The actions of police has been highly criticised.

  1. Protests intensified after Sterlite Copper recently applied for to double capacity of plant to 800,000 metric tonnes per annum.
  2. Residents of nearby villages claimed that smelter caused huge level air and water pollution and is the reason behind unnaturally high cancer rates in surrounding villages.
Tamil Nadu
Kerala
Karnataka
Andhra Pradesh
None of These


96. Tata Motors and ___________ Government signed MoU to deploy 1,000 Electric Vehicles across a range of passenger and commercial vehicles in State.

Maharashtra
Goa
Gujarat
Rajasthan
None of These


97. Tata Trusts signed MoU with Government to provide development support in eight worst Naxal-affected districts in ______________________, covered under Transformation of aspirational districts Programme of NITI Aayog. Districts are - Kanker, Rajnandgaon, Bijapur, Bastar, Kondagaon, Dantewada, Narayanpur and Sukma.

Jharkhand
Chhattisgarh
Odisha
West Bengal
None of These


98. _________ Updates -

  1. Announced setting up of a new Pay Revision Commission (PRC) for government employees, giving special allowances to employees working in remote areas.
  2. Completed rejuvenation of 18,000 tanks in Telangana under its Mission Kakatiya programme, as announced at a convention on ‘Rejuvenation of Krishna river’.
  3. Launched Rythu Bandhu (friend of farmers) Scheme, an investment support scheme to support livelihood of farmers. It is first such investment support scheme for farmers to be launched by any state in India.
    1. Farmers will directly get financial support twice every year to maximise agricultural production. They will get support of 8,000 per acre every year (Rs. 4000 each for monsoon and Rabi season) as crop investment support.
    2. State government has set aside Rs 12,000 crore in 2018-19 budget exclusively for this scheme.
    3. State government also announced to provide life insurance cover to all farmers in state for Rs five lakh each, from August 15, 2018 Onwards.
Andhra Pradesh
Karnataka
Kerala
Telangana
None of These


99. Telecom Commission approved voice and data in-flight connectivity, permitting Internet and Mobile Communication on Aircraft (MCA) in Indian airspace. It is recommended to permit MCA services with minimum height restriction of ________________________________ meters in airspace.

5000
3500
2500
1500
3000


100. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) issued Telecommunication Interconnection (Amendment) Regulations 2018 to amend interconnect regulations, proposing certain changes in terms and conditions for operators to seek fresh call connect ports from other operators.

  1. Service provider can ask another operator for additional ports or Point of Interconnection (POI), when utilisation of capacity exceeds 85% over 60 day period. Time frame for provisioning of ports for initial interconnection and augmentation is to be increased to maximum ___________________ working days.
24
60
42
90
None of These


101. To enable customers to check if medicine is genuine, Govt will mandate brands to print a unique _____________ -character code on packages. Sending this code to a number will tell if medicine is genuine.

14
8
16
24
None of These


102. __________ Updates -

  1. Announced 10% of all police force will be reserved for women, to encourage women to participate and deal more efficiently with crimes related to them.
  2. State Horticulture Corporation Limited signed an MoU with Spicejet Merchandise Pvt Ltd, To provide pineapples to majority of country and help farmers earn profit.
Assam
Tripura
Meghalaya
Manipur
None of These


103. UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund) launched _____________________ App to provide user-friendly visual representation of complex analytics of education scenario in India, developed with technical inputs from UNICEF, NCERT and National Institute of Education Planning and Administration (NIEPA).

  1. It uses UDISE (Unified District Information System for Education), NAS (National Assessment survey) and demographic data. It can be used as visual tool by policy makers, academia and researchers to address gaps and monitor programs in education.
Dual Visualisation
Data Verification
Data Visualisation
Dual Verification
None of These


104. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will set up a skill development centre for clients of Bharosa, an integrated support centre for distressed women and children in Hyderabad (_________________________). It aims at empowering marginalised women by imparting skills training.

Gujarat
Karnataka
Kerala
Andhra Pradesh
Telangana


105. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) recognised Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) in ______________ as world’s first fully solar energy powered airport. CIAL is India’s first airport to be constructed in public-private-partnership (PPP) model in 1999.

  1. It has 15 MWp solar power plant, comprising 46,150 solar panels laid across 45 acres. Plant generates 50,000 units of electricity daily.
Telangana
Karnataka
Kerala
Andhra Pradesh
None of These


106. ________________ Govt inaugurated state’s first (and India's 8th) City Gas Distribution (CGD) network at Rudrapur in Udham Singh Nagar district, comprising 500 km long pipeline and 10 CNG stations.

Rajasthan
Himachal Pradesh
Haryana
Uttarakhand
None of These


107. World’s largest Indian national flag has been unfurled in Hyderabad (____________________), which is 122 feet in length and 183 feet in width.

Andhra Pradesh
Telangana
Karnataka
Kerala
None of These




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