Current Affairs Quiz: February 5 2019

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  1. Where did the 6-day long ‘Sopan 2019’ music and dance festival commence to encourage young artists to take up traditional art, on 1st February 2019?
    1) Mumbai
    2) New Delhi
    3) Kolkata
    4) Chennai
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    On February 1,2019,The 6-day long ‘Sopan 2019’ music and dance festival to encourage young artists to take up traditional art commenced in New Delhi. It was Organised by Sahitya Kala Parishad and the New Delhi government, in partnership with New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).
  2. Which state is planning to expand the Millet Village scheme to several districts following the successful trial run?
    1) Karnataka
    2) Andhra Pradesh
    3) Kerala
    4) Assam
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Kerala
    Explanation:
    Kerala State Agriculture Department is planning to expand the Millet Village scheme to Idukki, Wayanad and other parts of Palakkad, including more tribal villages at Attappady, following the successful trial run at Attappady in Palakkad district. The department had sought Central support under the national-level mission for promoting millets. Finance Minister T.M. Thomas Isaac, stated the government’s intention to popularise the cultivation of these climate-smart crops, in his State Budget.
  3. Where did Prime Minister Narendra Modi lay the foundation stone of 624 MW Kiru Hydroelectric project and 850 Megawatt Ratle Hydro Electric project, on 3rd February 2019?
    1) Anantpur, Andhra Pradesh
    2) Mangalore, Karnataka
    3) Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir
    4) Mohali, Punjab
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir
    Explanation:
    In Kishtwar, Jammu, the PM Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of 624 MW Kiru Hydroelectric project and 850 Megawatt Ratle Hydro Electric project. The 624 MW, Kiru Hydroelectric project which will be built on the River Chenab will generate 2272 Million Units of electricity annually. In addition to this a 400 KV D/C Jalandhar-Samba-Rajouri-Shopian-Amargarh (Sopore) transmission power line which will improve the grid connectivity in Jammu & Kashmir was also dedicated to the nation by the PM.
  4. Women entrepreneurs have set up around _____ MSME (Micro, small and Medium Enterprises) projects under Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) scheme since its inception and upto 23rd January, 2019?
    1) 1.38 lakh
    2) 2.56 lakh
    3) 5.46 lakh
    4) 6.25 lakh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) 1.38 lakh
    Explanation:
    Women entrepreneurs have set up around 1.38 lakhs MSME (Micro, small and Medium Enterprises) projects under Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) scheme since inception and upto 23rd January, 2019. These projects are about 30% of all entire projects that come under PMEGP. Under PMEGP scheme, women entrepreneurship has been privileged to have a special category and are granted to 25% in urban areas and 35% subsidies in rural areas for project set up.
  5. Which state topped in the ranking of best practices followed by states in budget formulation, as per a survey by Transparency International, on 1st February 2019?
    1) Tamil Nadu
    2) Rajasthan
    3) Assam
    4) Telangana
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Assam
    Explanation:
    On 1st February 2019, according to a survey by Transparency International, Assam tops in the ranking of best practices followed by states in budget formulation. Assam is the only states which has published a citizens budget in the public domain and Assam government is only government to conduct budget awareness campaign across 17 districts. Assam was followed by Andhra pradesh and Odisha while Meghalaya, Manipur and Punjab were figured at lower positions.
  6. Where did Kala ghoda festival-KAGF, India’s largest multi-cultural street festival began on 2nd February 2019, to celebrate it’s 20 years of art and culture?
    1) Guwahati
    2) Dehradun
    3) Gangtok
    4) Mumbai
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Mumbai
    Explanation:
    On 2nd February 2019, the Kala ghoda festival-KAGF, India’s largest multi-cultural street festival begins in Mumbai to celebrate it’s 20 years of art and culture through cinema, theatre, dance,literature and sculpture. The festival hosted the exhibition at the Jehangir Art Gallery to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and some rich history of Mumbai. Festival also screened Khalil Mohammad’s documentary on Iranian cafes, performances by Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Shaan, Prakriti and Sukriti Kakar performance, panel discussion on 26/11 attacks and its survivors, a session on working of drones, heritage walks, dances and shopping at Rampart Row.
  7. Which state launched a scholarship scheme named ‘KALIA Chhatravritti Yojana’, for the children of farmers under Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme, on 4th February 2019?
    1) Arunachal Pradesh
    2) Sikkim
    3) Odisha
    4) Jharkhand
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Odisha
    Explanation:
    On February 4,2019 , Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched scholarship scheme named ‘KALIA Chhatravritti Yojana‘,for the children of farmers under Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme in Keonjhar district. Under this scheme, the beneficiaries will be provided scholarships to pursue higher education in professional courses at free of cost. Children of farmers who have taken admission at Government Professional colleges on merit basis are eligible for this scheme.
  8. Where did National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH) organize a special workshop for Youth aged between 15 to 22 years who have been victims of communal violence in the past under the Know My India Programme, on 4th February 2019?
    1) New Delhi
    2) Bengaluru
    3) Bhopal
    4) Chandigarh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Bengaluru
    Explanation:
    On 4th February 2019, the National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH) organized a special workshop for Youth in the age group of 15 to 22 years who have been victims of communal violence in the past under the Know My India Programme in Bengaluru. The Youth belongs to Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Gujarat along with 10 official mentors.
  9. Which state became the first to set up price monitoring and research unit (PMRU) to track violation of prices of essential drugs and medical devices, on 3rd February 2019?
    1) Madhya Pradesh
    2) Uttarakhand
    3) Gujarat
    4) Kerala
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Kerala
    Explanation:
    On February 3,2019, Kerala became the first state to set up price monitoring and research unit (PMRU) to track violation of prices of essential drugs and medical devices. The new watchdog will offer technical help to the State Drug Controllers to monitor notified prices of medicines, detect violation of the provisions of the Drugs Price Control Order (DPCO). This move is taken by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA).
  10. Where was the 12th Regional Standards Conclave held on 1st February 2019?
    1) Bhubaneswar, Odisha
    2) Pune, Maharashtra
    3) Hyderabad, Telangana
    4) Surat, Gujarat
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Bhubaneswar, Odisha
    Explanation:
    12th Regional Standards Conclave was held in Bhubaneswar (Odisha) that took place on 1st Feb on the occasion of 4th day of the trade fair. This conclave will have an onlooker on industry, regulators and experts sharing their views on the importance of Standards for Global trade, with focus on Odisha. This conclave was organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in collaboration with the Department of Commerce, Government of India, MSME Department of the Odisha, National Accreditation Board of Certification Bodies (NABCB), Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Centre for Research in International Trade (CRIT) and Export Inspection Council (EIC).
  11. 325 children including 11 girls have been rescued in ____ under “Operation Smile” which was launched on 1st January 2019?
    1) Mumbai
    2) New Delhi
    3) Hyderabad
    4) Ranchi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Hyderabad
    Explanation:
    325 children including 11 girls have been rescued in Hyderabad under “Operation Smile” which was launched on 1st January 2019. The One month long programme aims to rescue child labourers and children engaged in begging.
  12. Where did Prime Minister Narendra Modi lay the foundation stone of the new terminal building of Kushok Bakula Rimpochee (KBR) Airport, on 3rd February 2019?
    1) Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    2) Paradip, Odisha
    3) Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
    4) Leh, Jammu and Kashmir
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Leh, Jammu and Kashmir
    Explanation:
    On 3rd February 2019, during his visit to Leh, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the new terminal building of Kushok Bakula Rimpochee (KBR) Airport in Leh, Jammu and Kashmir. The new terminal building is expected to provide seamless passenger movement with all modern amenities. The terminal will be built at the cost of Rs. 480 crore in the area of 18,985 sq.m and will be featured with modular, energy efficient and self-sustaining building.
  13. Which country pulled out of Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty with Russia, on 1st February 2019?
    1) India
    2) Germany
    3) Sweden
    4) United States of America
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) United States of America
    Explanation:
    On 1st February 2019,the United States of America pulls out of Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty with Russia.This was announced by the US on 20 October 2018. Russia also pulls out of treaty on 2nd February 2019. Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty was between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the elimination of their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles. This treaty was signed on 8 December 1987 in Washington D.C. by President Ronald Reagan and General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev.
  14. Indian Online companies have been ranked number _____ for its extensive growth and overseas expansion, as per ,Stripe, a San Francisco-based online payment processing firm’s survey for 2019?
    1) 15
    2) 20
    3) 5
    4) 11
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) 11
    Explanation:
    On February 4, 2019, Stripe, a San Francisco-based online payment processing firm that analyses Companies that do business online released the survey for the 2019. Stripe placed India in the 11th position for its extensive growth and overseas expansion. In the world doing business online, Singapore and Hong kong made its lead to the top position.
  15. Pallavan Grama Bank and which other RRB in Tamil Nadu will be amalgamated to form a single RRB named Tamil Nadu Grama Bank under the sponsorship of Indian Bank, with effect from April 1, 2019?
    1) Pandyan Grama Bank
    2) Kattabomman Grama Bank
    3) Thanjai Grama Bank
    4) Chola Grama Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Pandyan Grama Bank
    Explanation:
    Under the sponsorship of Indian Bank, two regional rural bank – Pallavan Grama Bank and Pandyan Grama Bank will be amalgamated to form a single RRB i.e. Tamil Nadu Grama Bank in Tamil Nadu. The consolidation will be effective from April 1, 2019. This amalgamation has been conferred by Ministry of Finance under Regional Rural Banks Act 1976.
  16. Foreign direct investment (FDI) into India has declined ____% to $22.66 billion during April-September 2018-19, as per commerce and industry ministry data?
    1) 25%
    2) 5 %
    3) 19 %
    4) 11 %
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) 11 %
    Explanation:
    On 4th February 2019, according to commerce and industry ministry data Foreign direct investment (FDI) into India has declined 11% to $22.66 billion during April-September period of the current fiscal. Sectors that received maximum foreign investment are services ($4.91 billion), computer software and hardware ($2.54 billion), telecommunications ($2.17 billion), trading ($2.14 billion), chemicals ($1.6 billion) and automobile industry ($ 1.59 billion).
  17. National Bulk Handling Corporation (NBHC) released Kharif Crop estimation for 2018-2019, as per this, basmati rice production is expected to decline by what percent to 5.18 million metric tonne?
    1) 9.24 %
    2) 7.23 %
    3) 4.56 %
    4) 2.56 %
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) 9.24 %
    Explanation:
    On February 4,2019,National Bulk Handling Corporation (NBHC) released Kharif Crop estimation for the year 2018-2019. According to the report, the basmati rice production is expected to decline by 9.24% to 5.18 million metric tonne. The total oilseeds production was estimated to be 19.87 million metric tonne which is 5.36 % lower to in the year 2018. The pulses production was projected to be dropped to 9.10 million tonnes.
  18. Fitch Solutions has projected fiscal deficit to increase the budgeted target by 0.2 per cent to ____ % of GDP in 2019-20 fiscal?
    1) 4.2 %
    2) 6.3 %
    3) 2.1 %
    4) 3.6 %
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) 3.6 %
    Explanation:
    On 4th February 2019, Fitch Solutions the research arm of Fitch Group projected fiscal deficit to increase the budgeted target by 0.2 per cent to 3.6% of GDP in 2019-20 fiscal. Government has reported fiscal deficit 3.4% of GDP in the interim budget on 1st February 2019. Fitch released a note titled “India’s Populist FY2019-20 Budget To Delay Fiscal Consolidation”. The interim Budget for 2019-20 was published by finance minister Shri Piyush Goyal on 1st February 2019. According to revised budget estimates the central government plans to spend a total of Rs 27.8 lakh crore in fiscal 2019-20, a 13.3 per cent increase over the 2018-19.
  19. Which company received the Aegis Graham Bell Award 2019 under Innovation in Data Science, in Panaji, Goa, on 4th February 2019?
    1) Ubisoft Technologies
    2) Uniphore Software Systems
    3) BlueChip Technological Solutions
    4) Cando Automation
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Uniphore Software Systems
    Explanation:
    On February 4, 2019, 9th edition of Aegis Graham Bell Award was held in Panaji Goa. Uniphore Software Systems received the Aegis Graham Bell Award under Innovation in Data Science for its flagship product auMina.
  20. Name the Manipuri filmmaker who returned his Padma Shri award, which he received in 2006, as a mark of protest against Modi government’s Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, on 3rd February 2019?
    1) Anjan Joshi
    2) Rishad Gogoi
    3) Aribam Shyam Sharma
    4) Mithil Labam Seth
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Aribam Shyam Sharma
    Explanation:
    On 3rd February 2019, Noted Manipuri filmmaker Aribam Shyam Sharma returned his Padma Shri award, which he received in 2006, as a mark of protest against Modi government’s Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. He stated that the Bill, is a threat to the small state like Manipur which has a population less than a district of Uttar Pradesh.
  21. Who assumed charge as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Corporation Bank, on 3rd February 2019?
    1) Jai Kumar Garg
    2) Shantanu Prasad
    3) P V Bharathi
    4) Satish Anamudi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) P V Bharathi
    Explanation:
    On February 3,2019,Former executive director of Canara Bank ,P V Bharathi assumed charge as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the city-based Corporation Bank. P V Bharati surpassed Jai Kumar Garg, and became the first woman CEO of the bank. Despite the post of executive director of Canara Bank ,she also holded the post of non-executive director of Can Fin Homes Limited and also director board member of Canbank Venture Capital Limited.
  22. Name the person who was elected as the President of El Salvador, on 4th February 2019?
    1) Nayib Bukele
    2) Salvador Sánchez Ceré
    3) Theodre Jinchaz
    4) Alijaz Ramsay
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Nayib Bukele
    Explanation:
    On February 4,2019 , Former mayor Nayib Bukele won El Salvador’s presidential election. He will succeed Salvador Sánchez Cerén ,after whom the leadership chair was vacant for a period of time. He is to assume the chair of president on June 1, 2019.
  23. Which bank bought 14% stake in micro-financier Annapurna Finance, on 3rd February 2019?
    1) State Bank of India (SBI)
    2) Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    3) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
    4) SoftBank
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    Explanation:
    On February 3,2019, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) bought 14% stake in micro-financier Annapurna Finance. ADB Bank bought this stake with a motive of attracting long -term funds from global lenders and investors. ADB’s investment increased Annapurna Finance’s net worth by 580 crores. ADB’s investment is considered to be the second equity investment following Oman India Joint Investment Fund (OIJIF) Rs 155-crore investment.
  24. Name the non-banking finance company that acquired CV finance business, a subsidiary of IIFL Holdings, at a cost of Rs 3949 crores, on 4th February 2019?
    1) IndoStar Capital Finance Ltd
    2) Power Finance Corporation Limited
    3) Shriram Transport Finance Company Limited
    4) Bajaj Finance Limited
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) IndoStar Capital Finance Ltd
    Explanation:
    On February 4,2019, IndoStar Capital Finance Ltd (IndoStar) , a non-banking finance company, to acquired CV finance business , a subsidiary of IIFL Holdings. The IndoStar acquired CV Finance at a cost of 3949 crores.
  25. Name the new dwarf spheroidal galaxy discovered by astronomers from Italy, the UK, Germany and the United States, using Hubble Space Telescope, on 31st January 2019?
    1) Jincig 1
    2) Bedin 1
    3) Nostro 1
    4) Ginnie 1
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Bedin 1
    Explanation:
    On January 31,2019, astronomers from Italy, the UK, Germany and the United States discovered newly discovered galaxy consists of red giant particles. Bedin 1 is a new dwarf spheroidal galaxy. This ancient galaxy is one of the oldest galaxy and was named after Luigi Bedin, a researcher at Italy’s National Institute for Astrophysics. Bedin 1 is located 28.38 million light years from Earth.
  26. Which Indian squash player won the Seattle open title, in United States of America, on 3rd February 2019?
    1) Ramji Krishnan
    2) Deepak Pandey
    3) Imna Temsu
    4) Ramit Tandon
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Ramit Tandon
    Explanation:
    On 3rd February 2019, Indian squash player Ramit Tandon win the fourth title of Seattle open title by defeating Mohamed El Sherbini of Egypt. Seattle Open is a PSA challenger squash Tour held in USA. Ramit Tandon who belongs to Kolkata won by 11-4, 11-7, 2-11, 11-2 for his first PSA title. Jacques Fountaine is president of World squash federation which is headquartered at East Sussex, England. Ramit Tandom rose to his career best ranking of 58 in the latest list released in February 2019 by World Squash Federation. Henery Weber is president of Seattle open.
  27. What was the theme of the World Cancer Day 2019 observed on 4th February 2019?
    1) I Am and I Will
    2) Fight and Shine
    3) We can. I can.
    4) Survivors’ Stories
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) I Am and I Will
    Explanation:
    World Cancer Day is celebrated on February 4 to create awareness about cancer and encourage its prevention,and treatment.World Cancer Day launched a new three year campaign with the theme “I Am and I Will.”

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:

  1. Which state houses the Dal Lake?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Jammu and Kashmir
    Explanation:
    The Dal Lake located in Jammu and Kashmir was in news recently, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi toured Srinagar’s Dal Lake during his day-long Jammu and Kashmir visit on 3rd January 2019.
  2. Navjot Kaur is related to which sport?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Hockey
    Explanation:
    Navjot Kaur is an Indian women’s hockey team midfielder. She was in news recently, as she completed the milestone of playing 150 international matches.
  3. Name the capital and currency of El Salvador?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Capital – San Salvador; Currency -United States Dollar
  4. What is the tagline of Corporation Bank?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – A Premier Public Sector Bank, Prosperity for all
  5. Who is the CEO of Indian Bank?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Padmaja Chundru
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