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    Current Affairs Q&A PDF 2019

    Current Affairs Q&A PDF 2019

    Contents Current Affairs Q&A – January 2019 ..................................................................................................................... 2

    INDIAN AFFAIRS ............................................................................................................................................. 2 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS ......................................................................................................................... 94 BANKING & FINANCE ................................................................................................................................ 109 BUSINESS & ECONOMY ............................................................................................................................ 128 AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS..................................................................................................................... 149 APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS .................................................................................................................... 177 ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS .................................................................................................................... 200 SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY ....................................................................................................................... 202 ENVIRONMENT ........................................................................................................................................... 215 SPORTS .......................................................................................................................................................... 218 OBITUARY .................................................................................................................................................... 240 BOOKS & AUTHORS ................................................................................................................................... 246 IMPORTANT DAYS ..................................................................................................................................... 248

    Static GK Q & A – January 2019 ........................................................................................................................ 258

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    Current Affairs Q&A – January 2019

    INDIAN AFFAIRS

    1.Ross Island of Andaman and Nicobar was renamed as _____, on 30th December 2018? 1) Shaheed Dweep 2) Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep 3) Swaraj Dweep 4) Mahatma Gandhi Dweep 5) None of these Answer - 2) Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep Explanation: On December 30, 2018, Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi embarked on a day long visit to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.On December 30, 2018, Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, visited Port Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. On this occasion, he announced renaming of three islands of Andaman and Nicobar. The 3 islands are:

    • The Ross Island was renamed as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep, • The Neil Island would now be known as Shaheed Dweep and • The Havelock Island as Swaraj Dweep.

    2.Where did Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launch the Ujjwala Sanitary Napkin initiative on 30thDecember 2018? 1) Pune, Maharashtra 2) Agra, Uttar Pradesh 3) Bhubaneswar, Odisha 4) Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 5) None of these Answer - 3) Bhubaneswar, Odisha Explanation: On December 30, 2018, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched the Ujjwala Sanitary Napkin initiative in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Its objective is to provide access to hygiene products and employment to opportunities in every district of the state. Around 100 local manufacturing units will be set up by oil marketing companies at Common Service Centres (CSCs) across 93 blocks in all 30 districts of Odisha in the first phase. The units are expected to be ready by March 2019. The cost of setting up each manufacturing unit is expected to be Rs 2.94 crores. The sanitary napkins will be priced at Rs 42 per pack of eight pads. Each manufacturing unit will employ five or six Ujjwala beneficiaries and will thus employ nearly 600 women across all districts. 3.Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of 50 MW LNG-based power project at Hope Town in ____, on 30th December 2018, which will be established by NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam at a cost of Rs 387.80 crore? 1) Tamil Nadu 2) Odisha 3) Kerala 4) Andaman & Nicobar Islands 5) None of these Answer - 4) Andaman & Nicobar Islands Explanation: On December 30, 2018, Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi embarked on a day long visit to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of 50 MW LNG-

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    based power project at Hope Town in South Andaman. The power plant will be established by wholly owned subsidiary of NTPC Ltd, NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) at cost of Rs 387.80 crore in 18 months. 4.Which state government announced its plan to create an Adhyatmik Vibhag (spiritual department) by merging several existing departments, on 29th December 2018? 1) Gujarat 2) Uttar Pradesh 3) Rajasthan 4) Madhya Pradesh 5) None of these Answer - 4) Madhya Pradesh Explanation: On 29th December 2018, The Congress-led Madhya Pradesh Government announced that that it is going to create an Adhyatmik Vibhag (spiritual depart`ent) by merging several existing department. The Congress had promised to form such a department before the last month’s Assembly elections. The proposed Adhyatmik Vibhag (Spiritual Department) going to be formed by merging Dharmik Nyas Evam Dharmasv Department (Religious Trust and Endowment Department), Anand Vibhag (Happiness Department) in addition to the Directorate of Religious Trust and Endowment, Madhya Pradesh Teerth Evam Mela Pradhikaran and Rajya Anand Sansthan. 5.Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has extended the Credit-Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) for Middle Income Group (MIG) Scheme by another 12 months till _____? 1) March 31, 2020 2) April 30, 2020 3) June 30, 2020 4) January 1, 2020 5) None of these Answer - 1) March 31, 2020 Explanation: On 31st December 2018, the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs headed by Minister of State Hardeep S. Puri, extended the Credit-Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) for Middle Income Group (MIG) Scheme by another 12 months till March 31, 2020. Around 93, 007 beneficiaries have been covered till date and have already received Rs 1,960.45 crore of subsidy in the scheme under which the government provides a subsidy of up to Rs 2.67 lakh on home loans. The scheme covers two income segments in the MIG viz. Rs 6,00,001 to Rs 12,00,000 per annum for MIG-I and Rs 12,00,001 to Rs 18,00,000 per annum for MIG-II. The dwelling unit carpet area to avail the benefit of the scheme include ‘upto 160 sq.m’ and ‘upto 200 sq.m’ for MIG I and MIG II respectively. In the MIG-I, an interest subsidy of 4 per cent has been provided for loan amounts up to Rs 9 lakh, while in MIG-II, an interest subsidy of 3 per cent has been provided for loan amount of Rs 12 lakh. 6.Deen Dayal Veterinary University of which state proposed to set up the first goat fertility lab in the state under Rastriya Krashi Vikas Yojna at a cost of Rs 22 crore, on 30th December 2018? 1) Uttar Pradesh 2) Gujarat 3) Chhattisgarh 4) Goa 5) None of these Answer - 1) Uttar Pradesh Explanation: On December 30, the Deen Dayal Veterinary University in Uttar Pradesh proposed to set up the first goat fertility lab in the state under Rastriya Krashi Vikas Yojna at the cost of Rs 22 crore. The University has

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    entered into a contract with Pradeshik cooperative Dairy Federation for marketing. Rastriya Krashi Vikas Yojna or National Agriculture Development Programme is a State Plan Scheme of Additional Central Assistance launched in August 2007 as a part of the 11th Five Year Plan by the Government of India. It aims to achieve 4% annual growth in agriculture through development of Agriculture and its allied sectors. 7.Which body issued guidelines to enable the government to monitor online food and grocery operators and food delivery platforms on 29th December 2018? 1) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare 2) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) 3) Indian S

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