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Exclusive Monthly GA MCQs: February 2019

1. Abdelkader Messahel is scheduled to visit India soon. He is the present Foreign Minister of which of the
following countries?
1) Algeria
2) Syria
3) Jordan
4) Djibouti
5) Zambia

2. Mauricio Macri is the present President of which of the following countries?


1) Turkey
2) Greece
3) Spain
4) Argentina
5) Estonia

3. Which country successfully test-fired the short range surface-to-surface ballistic missile 'Nasr' recently?
1) Iran
2) North Korea
3) Pakistan
4) Indonesia
5) Malaysia

4. The GDP growth in the financial year 2016-17 remained at what per cent according to the revised
numbers of the Central Statistics Office (CSO)?
1) 6.7 per cent
2) 7 per cent
3) 7.2 per cent
4) 8 per cent
5) 8.2 per cent

5. The RBI approved the appointment of Ajai Kumar as interim Managing Director and CEO of which of
the following private sector banks recently?
1) Federal Bank
2) YES Bank
3) Kotak Mahindra Bank
4) ICICI Bank
5) Axis Bank

6. Mt Kosciuszko is situated in which of the following countries?


1) Australia
2) Canada
3) Mexico
4) Indonesia
5) New Zealand

7. The RBI recently decided to take which of the following banks out of the Prompt Corrective Action
(PCA) framework?
1) Bank of Maharashtra
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2) Bank of India
3) Oriental Bank of Commerce
4) All the above
5) Only 1) and 3)

8. Jai Kumar Garg is the present Managing Director and CEO of which of the following public sector
banks?
1) Indian Overseas Bank
2) Corporation Bank
3) Bank of Baroda
4) Bank of India
5) Canara Bank

9. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) recently adopted a resolution to extend sanctions against
the CAR for another year. Here, the term CAR means
1) Chad African Republic
2) Central African Representation
3) Central African Republic
4) Congo Alliance Republic
5) None of these

10. Kuldip Nayar was awarded Padma Bhushan posthumous in 2019 in the field of
1) Science & Engineering-Space
2) Medicine-Affordable Healthcare
3) Social Work
4) Public Affairs
5) Literature & Education

11. The interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal presented Interim Budget for 2019-20 on 1 Feb. Now,
individual taxpayers with annual income up to what amount will get full tax rebate?
1) Rs 3 lakh
2) Rs 3.5 lakh
3) Rs 4 lakh
4) Rs 4.5 lakh
5) Rs 5 lakh

12. _____ involves intervention by the banking regulator (RBI) so that a ‘weak’ bank takes corrective
measures to restore its financial health.
1) OMO
2) PCA
3) CAR
4) ALM
5) CDR

13. As per the proposals of the Interim Budget for 2019-20, the standard tax deduction for salaried persons
has been raised from Rs 40,000 to
1) Rs 45,000
2) Rs 50,000
3) Rs 55,000
4) Rs 60,000
5) Rs 65,000
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14. The GDP growth in the financial year 2017-18 remained at what per cent according to the revised
numbers of the Central Statistics Office (CSO)?
1) 6.5 per cent
2) 6.7 per cent
3) 6.9 per cent
4) 7.2 per cent
5) 8.2 per cent

15. The interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal announced Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi in the
Interim Budget recently. Under the scheme, what total amount will be transferred directly to farmers' bank
accounts each year in three instalments?
1) Rs 2,000
2) Rs 4,000
3) Rs 6,000
4) Rs 8,000
5) Rs 10,000

16. Ojos del Salado is a volcano peak situated in which country?


1) Chile
2) Peru
3) Colombia
4) Brazil
5) Mexico

17. According to the estimate of incomes and expenditure in the Interim Budget for 2019-20, the fiscal
deficit of year 2019-20 has been pegged at what per cent of GDP?
1) 2.4%
2) 2.8%
3) 3.4%
4) 3.6%
5) 4.4%

18. Pravin Gordhan was conferred Padma Bhushan (foreigner) recently in public affairs category. He hails
from
1) Mauritius
2) Suriname
3) Canada
4) Australia
5) South Africa

19. According to the proposals of the Interim Budget for 2018-19, the Tax Deducted at Source (TDS)
threshold on interest on bank and post office deposits has been raised from Rs 10,000 to
1) Rs 20,000
2) Rs 25,000
3) Rs 30,000
4) Rs 35,000
5) Rs 40,000

20. The US imposed visa restrictions on Ghana recently. The capital city of Ghana is
1) Baku
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2) Manama
3) Accra
4) Bamako
5) Nassau

21. Which country celebrated its 71st Independence Day on 4 Feb?


1) Maldives
2) Sri Lanka
3) Nepal
4) Myanmar
5) Bangladesh

22. As many as 12 crore small and marginal farmers will be provided with assured yearly income of Rs
6000 under PM-KISAN scheme. The outlay for FY 2019-20 for the scheme is
1) Rs 20,000 cr
2) Rs 25,000 cr
3) Rs 40,000 cr
4) Rs 50,000 cr
5) Rs 75,000 cr

23. Who among the following has been appointed as the new Director of the Central Bureau of
Investigation (CBI)?
1) Rakesh Asthana
2) M Nageshwara Rao
3) Gupteshwar Pandey
4) Rishi Kumar Shukla
5) Amulya Patnaik

24. In the Interim Budget for 2019-20, what is the outlay for Rashtriya Gokul mission?
1) Rs 250 cr
2) Rs 500 cr
3) Rs 750 cr
4) Rs 1,000 cr
5) Rs 1,250 cr

25. Several Indian students were arrested in the US recently in connection with their enrollment in a
fraudulent university. India’s present ambassador to the US is
1) Harsh Vardhan Shringla
2) Navtej Sarna
3) Sanjay Verma
4) Ruchira Kamboj
5) Sanjeev Singla

26. What per cent interest subvention will be given to farmers for animal husbandry and fisheries activities
in the Interim Budget for 2019-20?
1) 2%
2) 2.5%
3) 2.75%
4) 3%
5) 3.5%

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27. In the Interim Budget for 2019-20, the allocation for MGNREGA scheme is
1) Rs 40, 000 cr
2) Rs 45, 000 cr
3) Rs 50, 000 cr
4) Rs 55, 000 cr
5) Rs 60, 000 cr

28. As announced in the Interim Budget for 2019-20, the 22nd AIIMS of the country will be setup in the
state of
1) Bihar
2) Jharkhand
3) Haryana
4) Odisha
5) Tripura

29. Vani Kapoor is associated with which of the following games? She has become the first Indian to grab
Australian LPGA card.
1) Squash
2) Snooker
3) Badminton
4) Golf
5) Shooting

30. Under the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan scheme, what amount as pension will be given to
those in unorganised sector per month after 60 years of age?
1) Rs 2000
2) Rs 3000
3) Rs 4000
4) Rs 5000
5) Rs 6000

31. Pralay Mondal resigned recently as the senior group president and head - retail and business banking -
of which of the following banks?
1) YES Bank
2) Federal Bank
3) IndusInd Bank
4) RBL Bank
5) ICICI Bank

32. In the Interim Budget for 2019-20, the allocation for Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) has
been increased to
1) Rs 21,584 cr
2) Rs 23,584 cr
3) Rs 25,584 cr
4) Rs 27,584 cr
5) Rs 29,584 cr

33. Sanjiv Ranjan has been appointed as the India’s new ambassador to which of the following countries?
1) Chile
2) Colombia
3) Peru
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4) Kenya
5) Spain

34. The allocation for the National Education Mission has been increased to what amount in the Interim
Budget for 2019-20?
1) Rs 30,572 cr
2) Rs 32,572 cr
3) Rs 34,572 cr
4) Rs 36,572 cr
5) Rs 38,572 cr

35. PV Bharathi has taken charge as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation
Bank. The bank is headquartered in
1) Manipal
2) Kolkata
3) Mangalore
4) Chennai
5) Hyderabad

36. The allocation for the Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) has been increased to what amount in the
Interim Budget for 2019-20?
1) Rs 3,12,679 cr
2) Rs 3,22,679 cr
3) Rs 3,27,679 cr
4) Rs 3,32,679 cr
5) Rs 3,37,679 cr

37. Which of the following countries won the 2019 AFC Asian Cup football tournament in Abu Dhabi
recently?
1) Japan
2) Qatar
3) India
4) Malaysia
5) Pakistan

38. According to the Interim Budget for 2019-20, the total expenditure has been increased by over 13% to
1) Rs 23,84,200 cr
2) Rs 25,84,200 cr
3) Rs 27,84,200 cr
4) Rs 29,84,200 cr
5) Rs 31,84,200 cr

39. Who among the following has become the first woman cricketer to play 200 ODIs?
1) Meg Lanning
2) Smriti Mandhana
3) Heather Knight
4) Mithali Raj
5) Harmanpreet Kaur

40. The World Wetlands Day is observed every year on which of the following days?
1) 02 Feb
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2) 12 Feb
3) 20 Feb
4) 22 Feb
5) 28 Feb

41. Smriti Mandhana is associated with which of the following games? She became number one in latest
rankings of the game recently.
1) Tennis
2) Badminton
3) Squash
4) Snooker
5) Cricket

42. Mahashay Dharam Pal Gulati was honoured with Padma Bhushan recently. He is associated with which
of the following spices brands?
1) MDH
2) Catch
3) Rakesh
4) Goldiee
5) Everest

43. India won a five-match one day international (ODI) series 4-1 against which of the following countries
recently?
1) Bangladesh
2) Sri Lanka
3) New Zealand
4) Zimbabwe
5) West Indies

44. The head of state of Monaco, Prince Albert II, visited India recently. The currency of Monaco is
1) dollar
2) euro
3) pound
4) franc
5) peso

45. The foreign direct investment (FDI) into India during Apr-Sep period of FY19 remained at
1) $15.55 bn
2) $18.44 bn
3) $20.33 bn
4) $22.66 bn
5) $25.35 bn

46. Which of the following countries recently decided to extradite Vijay Mallya to India?
1) US
2) UK
3) Sweden
4) Senegal
5) Switzerland

47. Ouagadougou is the capital city of which of the following countries?


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1) Ghana
2) Benin
3) Nigeria
4) Burkina Faso
5) Togo

48. YONO (You Only Need One) is a comprehensive platform that offers lifestyle and banking services. It
is run by which of the following banks?
1) ICICI Bank
2) PNB
3) SBI
4) HDFC Bank
5) Axis Bank

49. The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is the first treaty based international inter-govtal organisation
headquartered in India. Its headquarters is situated in
1) New Delhi
2) Noida
3) Mumbai
4) Bengaluru
5) Gurugram

50. The World Cancer Day is observed every year on which day?
1) 04 Feb
2) 14 Feb
3) 24 Feb
4) 26 Feb
5) 28 Feb

51. India's 40th communication satellite was successfully placed in orbit by an Ariane 5 rocket from French
Guiana recently. The satellite was
1) GSAT-40
2) GSAT-38
3) GSAT-35
4) GSAT-33
5) GSAT-31

52. Barham Salih is the present President of which country? He recently criticised the US President Donald
Trump for deciding to keep the US troops in his country.
1) Iran
2) Iraq
3) Qatar
4) Afghanistan
5) Pakistan

53. Ankita Raina is associated with which of the following games?


1) Badminton
2) Billiards
3) Squash
4) Tennis
5) Table tennis
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54. What amount to capital support has been proposed for the Indian Railways in the Interim Budget for
2019-20?
1) Rs 60,458 cr
2) Rs 61,587 cr
3) Rs 62.872 cr
4) Rs 63,758 cr
5) Rs 64,587 cr

55. The Digital Communications Commission, the apex decision making body at the telecom department,
was earlier known as
1) Sampark Commission
2) Sanchar Commission
3) Telecom Commission
4) Communications Commission
5) Telegraph Commission

56. According to the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC), _______ will regain the ‘top cotton
producer’ title it lost to India in the 2015-16 this season.
1) US
2) Indonesia
3) Brazil
4) China
5) Egypt

57. The mobile app for the world’s largest cashless health insurance scheme PM-JAY was launched
recently. Here, term JAY means
1) Jan Aushadhi Yojana
2) Jan Aspatal Yojana
3) Jan Aayush Yojana
4) Jan Adhikar Yojana
5) Jan Arogya Yojana

58. The Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport is located in which of the following cities?
1) Itanagar
2) Guwahati
3) Gangtok
4) Itanagar
5) Agartala

59. What amount has been set aside for the defence budget for 2019-20 in the Interim Budget for 2019-20?
1) Rs 2.98 lakh cr
2) Rs 3.01 lakh cr
3) Rs 3.05 lakh cr
4) Rs 3.10 lakh cr
5) Rs 3.15 lakh cr

60. S Nambi Narayan was awarded Padma Bhushan recently. He has been conferred the award in the field
of
1) Science & Engineering-Space
2) Trade & Industry-Technology
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3) Medicine-Ophthalmology
4) Literature & Education
5) Medicine-Surgery

61. The overall capital expenditure programme for the Indian Railways, as proposed in the Interim Budget,
is
1) Rs 1,25,550 cr
2) Rs 1,38,774 cr
3) Rs 1,46,585 cr
4) Rs 1,58,658 cr
5) Rs 1,62,586 cr

62. Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR) is situated in which city?


1) Bengaluru
2) Chennai
3) Kolkata
4) New Delhi
5) Hyderabad

63. Which state govt recently announced a new project to help banana farmers market their produce and get
better price?
1) West Bengal
2) Bihar
3) Maharashtra
4) Karnataka
5) Madhya Pradesh

64. SVS Shastry passed away recently. He was a pioneer in


1) tea research
2) maze research
3) rice research
4) cane research
5) coconut research

65. 31 Mar is deadline to link PAN card numbers with biometric ID Aadhaar. Here, the term PAN means
1) Personal Account Numbers
2) Prescribed Account Numbers
3) Portable Account Numbers
4) Permanent Account Numbers
5) None of these

66. What is India’s ranking on the US Chamber of Commerce’s international intellectual property (IP)
index in 2019?
1) 16th
2) 20th
3) 26th
4) 30th
5) 36th

67. What per cent interest subvention will be provided on an incremental loan of Rs 1 cr for GST registered
SMEs as proposed in the Interim Budget for 2019-20?
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1) 1%
2) 1.5%
3) 2%
4) 2.5%
5) 3%

68. According to the Interim Budget for 2019-20, the operating Ratio of the Indian Railways is expected to
improve from 98.4% in 2017-18 to ______ in 2018-19 (RE).
1) 95%
2) 95.4%
3) 95.8%
4) 96.2%
5) 96.4%

69. Which country recently took a major step on road to NATO membership? Skopje is the capital city of
the country.
1) Macedonia
2) Albania
3) Montenegro
4) Moldova
5) Slovakia

70. Ms Bachendri Pal was awarded Padma Bhushan recently. She is a ________ from Uttarakhand.
1) wrestler
2) boxer
3) mountaineer
4) swimmer
5) archer

71. The Nyishi tribe of which state celebrated its fortnight-long Boori Boot Yollo festival recently?
1) Sikkim
2) Jharkhand
3) Chhattisgarh
4) Arunachal Pradesh
5) West Bengal

72. The RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das recently announced that the limit of collateral free agricultural
loans has been increased from one lakh to
1) Rs 1.2 lakh
2) Rs 1.4 lakh
3) Rs 1.6 lakh
4) Rs 1.8 lakh
5) Rs 2 lakh

73. Dinkar Gupta was appointed as the new Director General of Police in which of the following states
recently?
1) Punjab
2) Haryana
3) Assam
4) Bihar
5) Odisha
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74. The US President Donald Trump nominated who among the following as the next chief of the World
Bank recently?
1) Steven Mnuchin
2) Indra Nooyi
3) Jerome Powell
4) Janet Yellen
5) David Malpass

75. AK Abdul Momen visited New Delhi recently. He is the present Foreign Minister of which country?
1) Maldives
2) Bangladesh
3) Malaysia
4) Indonesia
5) Afghanistan

76. The RBI announced the sixth bi-monthly monetary policy review recently. The new repo rate is
1) 6 per cent
2) 6.25 per cent
3) 6.5 per cent
4) 6.75 per cent
5) 7 per cent

77. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently decided to raise the criteria for ‘bulk deposits’ for banks to
1) Rs 2 cr
2) Rs 2.5 cr
3) Rs 3 cr
4) Rs 3.5 cr
5) Rs 4 cr

78. The RBI recently imposed a penalty of Rs 1 cr on which bank for delay in exchange of information
regarding the conduct of the borrower's account with other lenders?
1) ICICI Bank
2) HDFC Bank
3) Dena Bank
4) Union Bank of India
5) Syndicate Bank

79. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in its sixth monetary policy review, projected economic growth rate
for FY20 of
1) 7 per cent
2) 7.1 per cent
3) 7.2 per cent
4) 7.3 per cent
5) 7.4 per cent

80. After the RBI’s sixth monetary policy review, the reverse repo rate stands adjusted to
1) 5.0 per cent
2) 5.5 per cent
3) 6.0 per cent
4) 6.5 per cent
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5) 7.0 per cent

81. The RBI announced the sixth bi-monthly monetary policy review recently. Now, the new marginal
standing facility (MSF) rate and the Bank Rate stand at
1) 6.25 per cent
2) 6.50 per cent
3) 6.75 per cent
4) 7.00 per cent
5) 7.25 per cent

82. The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), commonly known as the Pusa Institute, is situated in
1) Pune
2) Patna
3) New Delhi
4) Hyderabad
5) Lucknow

83. Saikhom Mirabai Chanu won a gold medal at the EGAT Cup in Thailand recently. She is a
1) Wrestler
2) Boxer
3) Shot Putter
4) Discuss Thrower
5) Weightlifter

84. Princess Ubolratana recently announced her entry in active politics in which country?
1) Philippines
2) Cambodia
3) Venezuela
4) Thailand
5) Vietnam

85. The name of Divij Sharan is associated with which of the following games?
1) Tennis
2) Badminton
3) Squash
4) Snooker
5) Football

86. A three-day Krishi Kumbh was organised in which of the following states recently? Lalji Tandon is the
governor of the state?
1) Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
2) Hisar, Haryana
3) Motihari, Bihar
4) Patiala, Punjab
5) Kolkata, West Bengal

87. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a penalty of Rs 1.5 cr on which bank for not monitoring
end use of funds, among other violations?
1) SBI
2) PNB
3) Canara Bank
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4) Allahabad Bank
5) Corporation Bank

88. Which country has topped the intellectual property index in 2019?
1) Germany
2) France
3) Sweden
4) UK
5) US

89. The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation is observed every year on which
date?
1) 04 Feb
2) 06 Feb
3) 16 Feb
4) 26 Feb
5) 28 Feb

90. Hukumdev Narayan Yadav was conferred Padma Bhushan in the field of Public Affairs recently. He
hails from which state?
1) Bihar
2) Uttar Pradesh
3) Haryana
4) Madhya Pradesh
5) Jharkhand

91. The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently warned about slowing world
economy. The present MD of the IMF is
1) Christine Lagarde
2) David Malpass
3) Angel Gurría
4) Roberto Azevedo
5) Jim Yong Kim

92. Who is the present Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) to the Govt of India?
1) Bibek Debroy
2) Viral Acharya
3) Arvind Panagariya
4) Arvind Subramanian
5) Krishnamurthy Subramanian

93. The Centre has launched the third round of bids under the OALP. What does letter ‘A’ denote in the
term OALP?
1) Area
2) Average
3) Acreage
4) Acquisition
5) Accession

94. Santosh Trophy is associated with which of the following games?


1) Cricket
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2) Hockey
3) Kabaddi
4) Football
5) Tennis

95. ______ has decided to include Hindi as the third official language used in its courts, alongside Arabic
and English.
1) Qatar
2) Abu Dhabi
3) Saudi Arabia
4) Canada
5) Bahrain

96. The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has been renamed as the DPIIT which
means
1) Department for Promotion of Industry and Intermediate Trade
2) Department for Promotion of Industry and International Trade
3) Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade
4) Department for Promotion of Industry and Informal Trade
5) None of these

97. In the Interim Budget for 2019-20, the Govt has announced to make how many villages into ‘digital
villages’ over next five years?
1) 1 lakh
2) 1.5 lakh
3) 2 lakh
4) 2.5 lakh
5) 3 lakh

98. Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the statue of Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya during his
recent visit to which of the following states?
1) Sikkim
2) Arunachal Pradesh
3) Assam
4) Meghalaya
5) Tripura

99. Which of the following firms recently announced the arrival of first batch of four Chinook military
helicopters for the Indian Air Force recently?
1) Airbus
2) Saab
3) Lockheed Martin
4) Boeing
5) BAE Systems

100. The World Pulses Day is observed every year on which date?
1) 01 Feb
2) 10 Feb
3) 11 Feb
4) 21 Feb
5) 28 Feb
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101. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was elected as the new chairman of the African Union. He is the present
President of
1) Ethiopia
2) Egypt
3) Cameroon
4) Algeria
5) Angola

102. Who won the men’s singles title of the 2019 Chennai Open ATP Challenger tournament title?
1) Prajnesh Gunneswaran
2) Andrew Harris
3) Corentin Moutet
4) Lee Duck-hee
5) Yasutaka Uchiyama

103. Which of the following films won the best film award at the British Academy Film Awards, (BAFTA)
2019?
1) Bohemian Rhapsody
2) Green Book
3) The Favourite
4) Roma
5) BlacKkKlansman

104. India successfully tested the SFDR propelled missile recently. Here, the term SFDR means
1) Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet
2) Solid Fuel Directed Ramjet
3) Solid Fuel Driven Ramjet
4) Solid Fuel Deducted Ramjet
5) None of these

105. In the Interim Budget for 2019-20, assured minimum support price (MSP) of minimum 50 per cent
was announced to all
1) 10 crops
2) 12 crops
3) 16 crops
4) 20 crops
5) 22 crops

106. Which of the following UN specialised agencies celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019?
1) International Civil Aviation Organization
2) Food and Agriculture Organization
3) World Health Organization
4) International Labour Organization
5) International Atomic Energy Agency

107. India and which country joined hands for cooperation on Water and Waste Management during the
meeting of 3rd Working Group recently?
1) France
2) Germany
3) Spain
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4) Norway
5) New Zealand

108. The 2019 Asia LPG summit was held recently in which city?
1) Tokyo
2) Shanghai
3) Manila
4) Bangkok
5) New Delhi

109. The govt has appointed Pradeep Singh Kharola as the secretary of the Ministry of
1) Civil Aviation
2) Agriculture
3) Commerce and Industry
4) Agriculture
5) Home Affairs

110. The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is observed every year on which date?
1) 01 Feb
2) 10 Feb
3) 11 Feb
4) 21 Feb
5) 28 Feb

111. In a move aimed at boosting the country’s population, which country has announced that women with
four children or more will be exempted for life from paying income tax?
1) Hungary
2) Russia
3) Greece
4) Romania
5) Norway

112. Prajnesh Gunneswaran is associated with which of the following games?


1) Badminton
2) Table tennis
3) Squash
4) Billiards
5) Tennis

113. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 13th International Oil and Gas Conference -
PETROTECH-2019 in which city recently?
1) Gurugram
2) Bengaluru
3) Greater Noida
4) Chennai
5) Ahmedabad

114. The SUUTI is planning to sell up to three per cent stake in Axis Bank. The SUUTI holds about what
per cent stake in Axis Bank at present?
1) 7.9 per cent
2) 8.1 per cent
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3) 8.3 per cent
4) 8.9 per cent
5) 9.7 per cent

115. The Life Insurance Corporation is formulating a plan to implement the pension scheme for
unorganised workers named PMSYM. The term PMSYM means
1) Pradhan Mantri Shram Yuva Maan Dhan
2) Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan Dhan
3) Pradhan Mantri Shram Yatri Maan Dhan
4) Pradhan Mantri Shram Yash Maan Dhan
5) None of these

116. The term used for the group of financial intermediaries facilitating the creation of credit across the
global financial system but whose members are not subject to regulatory oversight is
1) narrow banking
2) unitary banking
3) universal banking
4) shadow banking
5) dark banking

117. The Parliamentary panel on Information Technology recently summoned Jack Dorsey to appear before
it. Dorsey is the present CEO of
1) Whatsapp
2) Twitter
3) Hike
4) Telegram
5) LinkedIn

118. The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change recently signed a letter of Intent to
establish a Marine Pollution Initiative is association with which country?
1) Norway
2) Sweden
3) Denmark
4) Finland
5) Poland

119. The Global leaders gathered recently in which city for the 2019 World Government Summit, a forum
dedicated to “shaping the future of governments”?
1) Manama
2) London
3) Paris
4) Manila
5) Dubai

120. In which state, “Sarthi Sandesh Vahini” vehicles have been launched to spread awareness regarding
family planning in urban and rural areas?
1) Madhya Pradesh
2) West Bengal
3) Uttar Pradesh
4) Bihar
5) Karnataka
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121. Who among the following actors was awarded “Padma Shri” this year (2019)?
1) Manoj Bajpayee
2) Irfan khan
3) Paresh Rawal
4) Anupam Kher
5) Sharmila Tagore

122. The book “The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind” has been
authored by who among the following?
1) Arvind Subramaniam
2) Urjit Patel
3) Arvind Panagaria
4) Manmohan Singh
5) Raghuram G Rajan

123. Which of the following states has announced to offer Rs 2,000 to each of the 60 lakh below poverty
line (BPL) families?
1) Karnataka
2) Kerala
3) Tamil Nadu
4) Telangana
5) Andhra Pradesh

124. India is considering a rupee–payment mechanism with which country and will export rice and
pharmaceutical in return? It is one of the top 10 crude oil exporting countries to India.
1) Iraq
2) Venezuela
3) Qatar
4) Bahrain
5) Iran

125. Who among the following has won the German prize for peace “Dresden Prize”?
1) Malala Yousafzai
2) Nadia Murad
3) Denis Mukwege
4) Kim Phuc
5) ICAN

126. Which of the following is the winner of the ‘record of the year’ award at the 61st Grammy Awards?
1) I like it (Cardi B)
2) The Joke (Brandi Charlile)
3) This is America (Childish Gambino)
4) God’s plan (Drake)
5) Shallow (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)

127. Karnam Sekar is the present MD and CEO of which of the following public sector banks?
1) PNB
2) UCO Bank
3) Vijaya Bank
4) Indian Bank
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5) Dena Bank

128. Australia formally signed a $50-bn deal recently with which of the following countries recently to
acquire 12 submarines?
1) Sweden
2) France
3) Germany
4) Japan
5) US

129. The SUUTI was formed by restructuring the erstwhile Unit Trust of India in which year?
1) 2000
2) 2001
3) 2002
4) 2003
5) 2004

130. The World Pulses Day is observed every year on which date?
1) 01 Feb
2) 10 Feb
3) 11 Feb
4) 21 Feb
5) 28 Feb

131. The Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) will finance 27 solar power projects worth $1.4 bn in
15 countries. The present Managing Director of the bank is
1) David Rasquinha
2) Ram Sewak Sharma
3) Ajay Tyagi
4) Hemant Contractor
5) Subhash Chandra Khuntia

132. Padmaja Chunduru is the present Managing Director & CEO of the public sector lender Indian Bank
which has its headquarters located in
1) Bengaluru
2) Hyderabad
3) Manipal
4) Mumbai
5) Chennai

133. The earthquake prone Sagaing faultline is situated in which of the following countries?
1) Indonesia
2) Malaysia
3) Myanmar
4) Thailand
5) Cambodia

134. Index of Industrial Production (IIP) remained at what per cent in Dec 2018?
1) 0.5 per cent
2) 1.5 per cent
3) 2.4 per cent
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4) 2.9 per cent
5) 3.2 per cent

135. The incumbent govt obtains votes from Parliament to draw money from the Consolidated Fund of
India to meet its expenses until the elections are over. It is called
1) provisioning
2) vote of confidence
3) vote on account
4) disinvestment
5) issuing bonds

136. The retail inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in Jan 2019 remained at what per cent?
1) 2.05 per cent
2) 2.11 per cent
3) 2.19 per cent
4) 2.20 per cent
5) 3.05 per cent

137. The RBI has imposed monetary penalty of two million rupees each on HDFC Bank, IDBI Bank and
Kotak Mahindra Bank for non-compliance of various norms. All of them are
1) Foreign Banks
2) Small Finance Banks
3) Payments Banks
4) Private Sector Banks
5) Public Sector Banks

138. Which state govt recently announced a universal old age pension scheme - Mukhyamantri Vridhajan
Pension Yojna - for all people above 60 years of age?
1) Uttar Pradesh
2) Bihar
3) Jharkhand
4) Karnataka
5) Rajasthan

139. The World Radio Day is observed every year on which date?
1) 01 Feb
2) 03 Feb
3) 13 Feb
4) 23 Feb
5) 28 Feb

140. Swapan Chaudhuri was awarded Patma Shri this year (2019). He is a renowned
1) flutist
2) guitarist
3) classical singer
4) classical dancer
5) tabla player

141. Which state govt is promoting M-sand for construction works as an alternative to river sand? The
court orders prohibit exploring sand quarries.
1) Bihar
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2) Jharkhand
3) Uttarakhand
4) Chhattisgarh
5) Tamil Nadu

142. Which state govt has announced monthly pension of Rs 400 for all in the state above the age of 60?
The scheme is named Mukhya Mantri Vriddha Pension Yojana (MMVPY).
1) Bihar
2) Madhya Pradesh
3) Odisha
4) Telangana
5) Kerala

143. The term VVPAT is associated with which of the following?


1) Automated Teller Machine
2) Electronic Voting Machine
3) Cash Counting Machine
4) Electric Vehicles
5) Satellites

144. The US House recently passed a measure aimed at withdrawing all US military support to Yemen. The
capital of Yemen is
1) Damascus
2) Rabat
3) Sanaʽa
4) Manama
5) Tripoli

145. The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for Extension of tenure of the NCSK beyond 31 Mar
2019. Here, NCSK means National Commission for
1) Shiksha Karmacharis
2) Swsthya Karmacharis
3) Suraksha Karmacharis
4) Safai Karmacharis
5) Sewa Karmacharis

146. The govt has approved the Credit Linked Capital Subsidy and Technology Up-gradation Scheme
(CLCS-TUS) with a total outlay of
1) Rs 2000 cr
2) Rs 2300 cr
3) Rs 2600 cr
4) Rs 2900 cr
5) Rs 3100 cr

147. The RBI has imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 1 cr on Union Bank of India. The Bank is
headquartered at
1) Mumbai
2) Chennai
3) Hyderabad
4) Kolkata
5) New Delhi
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148. Which state govt has announced Annadata Sukhibhava scheme to provide Rs 10,000 a year as input
subsidy to each farmer-family in the State?
1) Odisha
2) West Bengal
3) Andhra Pradesh
4) Karnataka
5) Uttar Pradesh

149. The loans granted under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) can be covered under CGFMU. In
the term CGFMU, letter ‘M’ stands for
1) Mudra
2) Medium
3) Maiden
4) Macro
5) Micro

150. Sportsperson Sunil Chhetri was conferred Padma Shri award this year (2019). He is associated with
which of the following games?
1) Cricket
2) Football
3) Tennis
4) Hockey
5) Shooting

151. Which state has launched Patrakar Samman Yojana under which a monthly pension of Rs 6,000 will
be given to journalists above 60 years of age?
1) Haryana
2) Uttar Pradesh
3) Bihar
4) Karnataka
5) Assam

152. Ms Friederike Irina was conferred Padma Shri this year (2019). She is a citizen of
1) Germany
2) France
3) US
4) Canada
5) Australia

153. Which of the following teams defeated India in the semifinals of the Gold Cup 2019 football
tournament hosted by India?
1) Nepal
2) Sri Lanka
3) Maldives
4) Myanmar
5) Afghanistan

154. As per the report submitted by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), recently, NDA’s Rafale
deal was what per cent cheaper than that of UPA’s?
1) 2%
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2) 2.86%
3) 4%
4) 4.96%
5) 6%

155. The World Sustainable Development Summit 2019 was organized recently by The Energy and
Resources Institute (TERI) in
1) Hyderabad
2) Bhopal
3) Patna
4) Lucknow
5) New Delhi

156. Which of the following dates is observed every year as the Unani Day?
1) 01 Feb
2) 11 Feb
3) 15 Feb
4) 21 Feb
5) 28 Feb

157. Ghumot, an indigenous earthen instrument, will soon be notified as a heritage instrument of which of
the following states?
1) Kerala
2) Assam
3) Tripura
4) Goa
5) Odisha

158. The Indian Army conducted the annual artillery drill “Exercise Topchi” in which city recently?
1) Nashik
2) Pokhran
3) Ambala
4) Pulwama
5) Darjeeling

159. The Institute of Government Accounts and Finance (INGAF) is situated in which city? It conducts
training programme for govt officials.
1) Mumbai
2) Bengaluru
3) Chennai
4) Hyderabad
5) New Delhi

160. The annual Cobra Gold military exercise, a multi-nation military training exercise, was held recently
in Phitsanulok in which country?
1) Vietnam
2) Philippines
3) Thailand
4) Cambodia
5) Singapore

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161. Who among the following won the “EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018” award at the 20th edition of
the EOY Awards in India?
1) Rajiv Memani
2) Siddhartha Lal
3) Ritesh Agarwal
4) Bhaskar Bhat
5) Bhavish Aggarwal

162. The National Productivity Council (NPC) observes its foundation day as Productivity Day which falls
on
1) 01 Feb
2) 02 Feb
3) 11 Feb
4) 12 Feb
5) 22 Feb

163. ______ has won Israel's prestigious Dan David Prize for 2019 for his work.
1) S Jaishankar
2) Syed Akbaruddin
3) Sanjay Subrahmanyam
4) Brajesh Mishra
5) Ajit Doval

164. The Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal recently inaugurated Cremica Food Park, the first
mega food park of
1) Chhattisgarh
2) Uttarakhand
3) Odisha
4) Tamil Nadu
5) Himachal Pradesh

165. The External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj embarked on a four-day visit to Bulgaria recently. The
capital of Bulgaria is
1) Sofia
2) Baku
3) Manama
4) Nassau
5) Yerevan

166. The Central Govt recently increased the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of sugar by two rupees per
kilogram to
1) Rs 30 per kg
2) Rs 31 per kg
3) Rs 32 per kg
4) Rs 33 per kg
5) Rs 34 per kg

167. Only six public sector banks have crossed the PCR level of 70% till now. Here, the term PCR means
1) Proven Coverage Ratio
2) Precision Coverage Ratio
3) Process Coverage Ratio
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4) Provision Coverage Ratio
5) None of these

168. Amazon has launched Amazon Pay UPI for Android users. This service has been launched in
partnership with
1) Axis Bank
2) YES Bank
3) Kotak Mahindra Bank
4) PNB
5) SBI

169. An expert committee has recommended fixing the need-based national minimum wage at Rs 375 per
day or Rs 9,750 per month as of Jul 2018. The chairman of the Committee was
1) Heeralal Samariya
2) Kush Sharma
3) Anoop Satpathy
4) PK Gupta
5) Manu Tentiwal

170. Prabhu Deva was conferred Padma Shri this year (2019). He belongs to which of the following fields?
1) Singing
2) Literature
3) Business
4) Painting
5) Dance

171. Who among the following was conferred Lifetime Achievement Award at the 20th edition of the EOY
Awards in India?
1) Uday Kotak
2) Azim Premji
3) Ratan Tata
4) Indra Nooyi
5) NR Narayana Murthy

172. _______ is the ratio of provisioning to gross non-performing assets, and indicates the extent of funds a
bank has kept aside to cover loan losses.
1) SDR
2) CRR
3) PCA
4) PCR
5) SLR

173. The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) launched a new portal LADIS recently. The term
LADIS means
1) Least Available Depth Information System
2) Lowest Available Depth Information System
3) Level Available Depth Information System
4) Local Available Depth Information System
5) None of these

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174. The US space agency NASA has unveiled a new space telescope to look for life's ingredients and
probe how the universe evolved. Its name is
1) Pathfinder
2) Discovery
3) SPHEREx
4) Secret
5) RESOLVE

175. The International Labour Organization (ILO) recently said that improvements in the quality of work
are not matching progress in reducing unemployment globally. The ILO is headquartered in
1) Paris
2) London
3) Perth
4) Rome
5) Geneva

176. India’s first Agromet Forecasting and Research Centre was established recently in Dharwad in which
state?
1) Maharashtra
2) Odisha
3) Uttar Pradesh
4) Karnataka
5) Haryana

177. Which of the following US banks has created a crypto-currency to help settle payments between
clients in its wholesale payments business?
1) Goldman Sachs
2) JP Morgan
3) Citibank
4) Wells Fargo
5) Bank of America

178. Indian Air Force inducted Flight Lieutenant _________ as the first woman flight engineer recently.
1) Hina Jaiswal
2) Avani Chaturvedi
3) Mohana Singh
4) Bhawana Kanth
5) Gunjan Saxena

179. The foundation stone of India’s biggest district cooling system was laid recently in which of the
following states?
1) Telangana
2) Karnataka
3) Kerala
4) Tamil Nadu
5) Andhra Pradesh

180. Who among the following cricketers was conferred Padma Shri award this year (2019)?
1) Rohit Sharma
2) Gautam Gambhir
3) MS Dhoni
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4) Virender Sehwag
5) Yuvraj Singh

181. Only six PSBs had over 70 per cent PCR as of Dec 2018. Which of the following is NOT one of them?
1) IDBI Bank
2) Bank of India
3) Bank of Maharashtra
4) Oriental Bank of Commerce
5) None of these

182. Arthur Van Doren has been named as the International Hockey Federation's (FIH) Male Player of the
Year for 2018. He plays for the world champions
1) Belgium
2) Argentina
3) Malaysia
4) Spain
5) Netherlands

183. Who among the following won the women’s singles title of the senior national badminton tournament?
1) PV Sindhu
2) Saina Nehwal
3) N Sikki Reddy
4) Jwala Gutta
5) Ashwini Ponnappa

184. Chris Gayle announced retirement from one-day International cricket recently. He plays for
1) Zimbabwe
2) South Africa
3) New Zealand
4) West Indies
5) Australia

185. The RBI recently withdrew the ______ limit on investments by foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) in
corporate bonds of an entity.
1) 10 per cent
2) 15 per cent
3) 20 per cent
4) 25 per cent
5) 30 per cent

186. The Bharat-22 ETF garnered about Rs 10,000 cr to the govt exchequer recently. Here, the term ETF
means
1) Externally Traded Fund
2) Exchange Transferred Fund
3) Enclosed Traded Fund
4) Exchange Traded Fund
5) None of these

187. Mauricio Macri visited India recently. He is the present President of which of the following countries?
1) Greece
2) Argentina
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3) Turkey
4) Uruguay
5) Colombia

188. Who among the following has won the prestigious Martin Ennals human rights prize as announced by
the UN refugee agency UNHCR?
1) Nadia Murad
2) Denis Mukwege Mukengere
3) Malala Yousafzai
4) Juan Manuel Santos
5) Abdul Aziz Muhamat

189. ______ was conferred the first ever Football Ratna honour by Football Delhi recently.
1) Udanta Singh
2) Gurpreet Singh Sandhu
3) Sunil Chhetri
4) Bhaichung Bhutia
5) Jeje Lalpekhlua

190. Vidarbha retained the Irani Cup recently. This tournament is associated with which of the following
games?
1) Football
2) Hockey
3) Badminton
4) Tennis
5) Cricket

191. The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) recently hiked the interest rate on employees’
provident fund for the fiscal year 2018-19 from 8.55 per cent to
1) 8.65 per cent
2) 8.70 per cent
3) 8.75 per cent
4) 8.80 per cent
5) 8.85 per cent

192. Axis Bank has set its sights on entering the insurance business in a year’s time via acquisition. The
present Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the bank is
1) Rajesh Sud
2) Rajat Monga
3) Ravneet Gill
4) Ajai Kumar
5) Amitabh Chaudhry

193. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) recently urged the international community to co-
operate actively with India on tackling terror. The UNSC has ___ members.
1) 11
2) 13
3) 15
4) 20
5) 25

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194. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited which country recently? Moon Jae In is the present President of
the country.
1) Vietnam
2) Philippines
3) Thailand
4) South Korea
5) Singapore

195. The Supreme Court has appointed who among the following as the first court-appointed ombudsman
for the cricket body BCCI?
1) TS Thakur
2) Justice DK Jain
3) Jagdish Singh Khehar
4) Adarsh Kumar Goel
5) Arun Kumar Mishra

196. The Govt has decided to stop India’s share of river waters which flow into Pakistan. Which of the
following rivers flow from India to Pakistan?
1) Jhelum
2) Sutlej
3) Ravi
4) Beas
5) All of these

197. Justice Uma Nath Singh has been appointed as the First Lokayukta of which state?
1) Nagaland
2) Sikkim
3) Kerala
4) Bihar
5) Rajasthan

198. The Reserve Bank of India has announced to transfer what amount as an interim surplus to the central
govt for the half-year ended 31 Dec 2018?
1) Rs 22,000 cr
2) Rs 24,000 cr
3) Rs 26,000 cr
4) Rs 28,000 cr
5) Rs 30,000 cr

199. Dr Namvar Singhj passed away recently. He was an eminent critic of ______ language.
1) English
2) Hindi
3) Bengali
4) Assamese
5) Marathi

200. What is the deadline set by the RBI for wallets in the country to meet know your customer (KYC)
requirements?
1) 31 Mar 2019
2) 01 Apr 2019
3) 28 Feb 2019
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4) 30 Jun 2019
5) 31 Dec 2019

201. The govt has approved recapitalisation of ______ in 12 public sector banks in this fiscal (2018-19).
1) Rs 22,482 cr
2) Rs 28,439 cr
3) Rs 32,482 cr
4) Rs 44,239 cr
5) Rs 48,239 cr

202. A Delhi court recently framed charges of criminal misconduct and amassing disproportionate assets
against Virbhadra Singh. He is the former Chief Minister of
1) Himachal Pradesh
2) Haryana
3) Uttarakhand
4) Punjab
5) Rajasthan

203. Nicolas Maduro recently announced to close the border of his country with Brazil. He is the present
President of which country?
1) Cambodia
2) Guyana
3) Brazil
4) Suriname
5) Peru

204. An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale struck island of Hokkaido recently. The island is
situated in
1) Indonesia
2) Italy
3) Malaysia
4) Japan
5) South Korea

205. President Omar al-Bashir declared a year-long state of emergency in which country recently?
1) Nigeria
2) Sudan
3) Haiti
4) Ghana
5) Guyana

206. The biennial Aero India 2019 show was organised recently in which of the following cities?
1) Bengaluru
2) Hyderabad
3) Noida
4) Gurugram
5) New Delhi

207. The name of Apurvi Chandela is associated with which of the following games?
1) Boxing
2) Archery
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3) Squash
4) Snooker
5) Shooting

208. Which of the following terror outfits took responsibility of Pulwana blast which killed at least 40
CRPF personnel?
1) Harkat-ul-Mujahideen
2) Lashkar-e-Taiba
3) Jaish-e-Mohammad
4) Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami
5) Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front

209. PM Narendra Modi was conferred the prestigious Seoul Peace Prize - 2018 during his recent visit to
which of the following countries?
1) Japan
2) Vietnam
3) Malaysia
4) South Korea
5) Philippines

210. Which public sector bank has the privileged status to process refiners’ payments for Iranian oil
shipments? It is based in Kolkata.
1) Corporation Bank
2) UCO Bank
3) Dena Bank
4) Indian Overseas Bank
5) Oriental Bank of Commerce

211. Which of the following films won the Best Picture Oscar at the 91st Academy Awards?
1) Roma
2) The Favourite
3) Green Book
4) If Beale Street Could Talk
5) Vice

212. The Global Business Summit 2019 was held in which city recently? It was the fifth edition of the
three-day Summit.
1) Mumbai
2) Bengaluru
3) Hyderabad
4) New Delhi
5) Chennai

213. The winner of the Best Original Score Oscar at the 91st Academy Awards is
1) Black Panther (Ludwig Goransson)
2) BlacKkKlansman (Terence Blanchard)
3) Isle of Dogs (Alexandre Desplat)
4) Mary Poppins Returns (Marc Shaiman)
5) If Beale Street Could Talk (Nicholas Britell)

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214. Who among the following was nominated by the US President Donald Trump recently as his envoy to
the United Nations?
1) Heather Nauert
2) Knight Craft
3) Elizabeth Warren
4) Kamala Harris
5) Ivanka Trump

215. The winner of the Best Original Song Oscar at the 91st Academy Awards is
1) Shallow (A Star Is Born)
2) All the Stars (Black Panther)
3) I’ll Fight (RBG)
4) The Place Where Lost Things Go (Mary Poppins Returns)
5) When a Cowboy Trades his Spurs for Wings (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs)

216. Which country recently created history in Twenty20 International when it scored 278 (highest score)
for three wickets in 20 overs against Ireland?
1) Afghanistan
2) Ireland
3) Sri Lanka
4) Australia
5) India

217. Who among the following won the Best Actor Oscar at the 91st Academy Awards?
1) Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate)
2) Christian Bale (Vice)
3) Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)
4) Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)
5) Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)

218. India has been invited as guest of honour to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting to
be held in
1) Islamabad
2) Ankara
3) Dhaka
4) Abu Dhabi
5) Manama

219. Who among the following won the Best Actress Oscar at the 91st Academy Awards?
1) Glenn Close (The Wife)
2) Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)
3) Olivia Colman (The Favourite)
4) Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
5) Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)

220. The CBIC has set up three working groups to suggest ways to facilitate exports and improve
compliance by way of curbing tax evasion. The full form of CBIC is
1) Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Collections
2) Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs
3) Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Concessions
4) Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Cess
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5) None of these

221. The RBI took three banks out of its restrictive prompt corrective action (PCA) framework recently.
Two of them are Allahabad Bank and Corporation Bank and the third is
1) Dhanlaxmi Bank
2) Federal Bank
3) IndusInd Bank
4) RBL Bank
5) Karnataka Bank

222. The National Rice Research Institute (NRRI) is based in which city? It released four new rice
varieties, including two high-protein and two climate-smart varieties recently.
1) Bengaluru
2) Hyderabad
3) Bhubaneswar
4) Chennai
5) Cuttack

223. The Russia, India, China (RIC) Foreign Ministers' meeting was held recently in which city?
1) Guangzhou
2) Saint Peterburg
3) Wuzhen
4) Kazan
5) New Delhi

224. The joint military exercise Sampriti 2019 was held between India and which country recently?
1) Sri Lanka
2) Myanmar
3) Nepal
4) Bangladesh
5) Bhutan

225. The Makran Cup boxing tournament was held at Chabahar in which country recently?
1) Iraq
2) Iran
3) Bahrain
4) Kuwait
5) Pakistan

226. Prajnesh Gunneswaran is associated with which of the following games? He achieved his career-best
ranking (94th) in the game recently.
1) Badminton
2) Squash
3) Tennis
4) Table tennis
5) Snooker

227. Abhijeet Gupta lifted the Cannes International Open trophy recently. He plays
1) billiards
2) polo
3) golf
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4) badminton
5) chess

228. Satya Pal Malik is the present governor of which of the following states?
1) Jammu & Kashmir
2) Uttarakhand
3) Himachal Pradesh
4) Haryana
5) Punjab

229. The govt recently approved recapitalisation of Rs 48,239 cr in 12 public sector banks. Punjab National
Bank will get about what amount out of it?
1) Rs 1,600 cr
2) Rs 3,256 cr
3) Rs 4,112 cr
4) Rs 5,900 cr
5) Rs 6,500 cr

230. The World Day of Social Justice is observed every year on which date?
1) 02 Feb
2) 12 Feb
3) 20 Feb
4) 22 Feb
5) 28 Feb

231. What is India’s ranking in Inclusive Internet Index 2019, prepared by the Economist Intelligence Unit
(EIU) for Facebook?
1) 47th
2) 49th
3) 50th
4) 51st
5) 52nd

232. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of National Book Trust (NBT)?
1) Baldeo Bhai Sharma
2) Govind Prasad Sharma
3) Pulak Biswas
4) Mrinal Mitra
5) Jagdish Joshi

233. What is the theme of 2019 World Day of Social Justice?


1) Bring Social Justice
2) Social Justice to bring Peace
3) If You Want Peace & Development, Work for Social Justice
4) If You Want Peace, Prosperity & Development, Work for Social Justice
5) If You Want Peace & Development, Aim for Social Justice

234. The 4th Global Digital Health Partnership Summit held at


1) Gandhinagar
2) Coimbatore
3) Chennai
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4) Gwalior
5) New Delhi

235. India has recently signed an MoU with which country to boost cooperation to tackle Anti-Microbial
Resistance?
1) Israel
2) Australia
3) Japan
4) Sweden
5) Saudi Arabia

236. Which state govt has recently launched a commission named ‘PRANAM’ to protect parents of govt
employees?
1) Maharashtra
2) Assam
3) Gujarat
4) Haryana
5) Karnataka

237. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
(CSIR) have recently signed an MoU to collaborate in the area of food and agriculture. Who is the current
Director General of CSIR?
1) Dr. Shekhar Mande
2) Tessy Thomas
3) Gopal Kundu
4) Dr. Harsh Vardhan
5) Seyed E. Hasnain

238. Who has been conferred with the International Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2018?
1) Vivekananda Kendra
2) Madhu Pandit Dasa
3) Yohei Sasakawa
4) Bindeshwar Pathak
5) Patti Smith

239. Which state cabinet has recently approved State Film Policy 2019 with an aim to promote state films
and create conducive eco-system for production of films in the region?
1) Assam
2) Manipur
3) West Bengal
4) Sikkim
5) Odisha

240. Which public sector bank has tied up with Germany's KfW Development Bank for funding of USD
113 million to refinance solar projects?
1) Allahabad Bank
2) Indian Overseas Bank
3) Corporation Bank
4) Bank of Baroda
5) Canara Bank

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