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  1. The state government of Himachal Pradesh has recently launched the Riverfront Cleaning Campaign covering 3 districts of the state. Which district is not among them?
    A) Bilaspur
    B) Kullu
    C) Mandi
    D) Chamba
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Himachal Pradesh Council for Science, Technology and Environment (HIMCOSTE) in support with the Ministry of Environment and Forests and Climate Change has launched a 20-day Riverfront Cleaning Campaign. The campaign will cover three districts — Mandi, Kullu and Bilaspur. 
  2. Name the iconic actor who has been honored with the TITAN Reginald F. Lewis Film Icon Award at the 71st Cannes Film Festival.
    A) Rekha
    B) Sridevi
    C) Dharmedra
    D) Lata Mangeshkar
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Iconic actress Sridevi was posthumously honoured at the 71st Cannes Film Festival. Filmmaker Subhash Ghai received the award on her behalf. Sridevi was honoured with the TITAN Reginald F. Lewis Film Icon Award, which celebrates women of the film industry all over the world and also salutes the multicultural impact on the film industry.
  3. The first Para-National Games for differently abled athletes under Khelo India scheme will take place in which city?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) New Delhi
    C) Gurugram
    D) Mumbai
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The first Para-National Games for differently abled athletes will be held under Khelo India scheme in June-July 2018 in Bengaluru. The multi-sports event is going to be conducted under Paralympic Committee of India. The games will be considered as the selection trial of the Para Asian Games to be held in Indonesia in October 2018.
  4. How much amount has been approved by the government of Himachal Pradesh to be spent on renovating and developing British Raj ‘Bantony Castle Estate’ as a major tourist attraction?
    A) Rs 15 crore
    B) Rs 20 crore
    C) Rs 25 crore
    D) Rs 10 crore
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Himachal Pradesh government will spend Rs 25 crore on renovating and developing the historic British Raj ‘Bantony Castle Estate’ as a major tourist attraction. The castle was one of the historic and monumental buildings of Shimla town with a very rich history.
  5. Viktor Orban has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of which country?
    A) Nepal
    B) Hungary
    C) Nigeria
    D) Indonesia
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Hungary’s new parliament re-elected Viktor Orban as the Prime Minister for his fourth term who won the general elections with 49.42 per cent of the vote, at 81 per cent of the votes counted by the National Election office. President Janos Ader thus appointed the ministers of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s fourth ministry by giving the 13 ministers their credentials at the appointment ceremony.
  6. The United Nations has raised India’s GDP growth estimates at ________ percent for 2018-19
    A) 7.5%
    B) 7.3%
    C) 7.6%
    D) 7.2%
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    India remains the world’s fastest growing major economy in the UN’s latest survey of the global economy. Based on the update to the “World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018 report“, UN has raised India’s growth rate prospects to 7.5 per cent for this year and 7.6 per cent for the next year because of “robust private consumption”, supportive fiscal policies and benefits from past reforms.
  7. The maiden “Queen of Mashups”- an International Female Disc Jockeys (DJs) Championship will take place in which city of India in August 2018?
    A) Pune
    B) Hyderabad
    C) New Delhi
    D) Mumbai
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The grand finale of the “Queen of Mashups”, a unique global female Disc Jockeys (DJs) Championship is scheduled to be held on August 15, 2018 at the J W Marriott, Sahar Mumbai. Queen of Mashups, an exclusive platform where female DJs get an opportunity to perform and showcase their talent in front of the world.
  8. When is the World Hypertension Day observed?
    A) May 18
    B) May 17
    C) May 19
    D) May 16
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    World Hypertension Day is observed every year on May 17, to raise awareness and promote hypertension prevention, detection and control. The day is organised by the World Hypertension League (WHL) and was first celebrated on 14th May in the year 2005.
  9. Which among the given Chinese firm has developed country’s first private rocket named Chongqing Liangjiang Star?
    A) OneSpace
    B) ExPace
    C) LinkSpace
    D) LandSpace
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    China has launched its first privately developed rocket which travels 5.7 times faster than the speed of sound, marking an important milestone in the country’s aerospace sector. “Chongqing Liangjiang Star,” was developed by OneSpace Technology, a Beijing-based private company. This is the first commercial rocket developed by the firm.
  10. The Reserve Bank of India has recently imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 5.00 lakh on which of the given banks for violating RBI norms?
    A) United Co-operative Bank Ltd, Lucknow
    B) United Co-operative Bank Ltd, Ahmedabad
    C) United Co-operative Bank Ltd, Howrah
    D) United Co-operative Bank Ltd, Indore
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India has imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 5.00 lakh on United Co-operative Bank Ltd., West Bengal for violations/non-adherence of RBI guidelines as mentioned in Master Circular on Area of Operation, Branch Authorisation Policy, Opening/ Up-gradation of Extension Counters, ATMs and Shifting/Splitting/Closure of Offices dated July 1, 2015, and Section 35(2) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (AACS).
  11. The Union Environment Ministry has launched Green Skill Development Programme with the aim to train over 5.5 lakh workers in environment and forest sectors in the country by which year?
    A) 2021
    B) 2019
    C) 2025
    D) 2030
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Union Environment Ministry has launched its full fledged Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) to train over 5.5 lakh workers in environment and forest sectors in the country through 30 courses by 2021. Environment minister Harsh Vardhan also unveiled a related mobile app (GSDP-ENVIS) to help boost employability and entrepreneurship of the youth in the country.
  12. The RBI has issued detailed NSFR guidelines to ensure that banks maintain a stable funding profile in relation to the composition of their assets and off-balance sheet. What does NSFR stands for?
    A) Non Statistical Funding Rate
    B) Net Stable Funding Ratio
    C) National Statistical Funding Ratio
    D) Net Stable Financial Rate
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The RBI has issued detailed Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR) guidelines to ensure that banks maintain a stable funding profile in relation to the composition of their assets and off-balance sheet activities. The guidelines on Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR) are in line with global norms prescribed by the Basel Committee.The NSFR would be applicable for Indian banks at the solo as well as consolidated level. For foreign banks operating as branches in India, the framework would be applicable on stand-alone basis (for Indian operations only).
  13. The Delhi Cabinet has approved procurement of how many new buses under a cluster scheme to deal with the shortage of buses in the city?
    A) 2500
    B) 1500
    C) 2000
    D) 1000
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Delhi Cabinet has given in-principle approval to procure 1,000 buses under a cluster scheme due to shortage of buses in the city, subject to a nod from the Supreme Court and the High Court. The buses will be equipped with CCTV cameras, inbuilt GPS and anti-skid safety feature. To ensure security for women, there will be panic buttons after every three seats.
  14. Who among the following has been conferred with the 2018 Shri Jayadev Rastriya Yuva Pratibha Puraskar?
    A) Shovana Narayan
    B) Mallika Sarabhai
    C) Anindita Anaam
    D) Kundanlal Gangani
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    US-based Kathak dancer Anindita Anaam was honoured with the prestigious ‘Shri Jayadev Rastriya Yuva Pratibha Puraskar 2018’ for outstanding contribution to the field of art.
  15. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the development of trunk infrastructure components for the integrated multi-modal logistics hub known as ‘Freight Village’  in which of the following states?
    A) Haryana
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Himachal Pradesh
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the development of trunk infrastructure components for the integrated multi-modal logistics hub known as ‘Freight Village’ at Nangal Chaudhary in Haryana under the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project. A financial sanction of Rs 1,029.49 crore for development of Phase I 
  16. The Reserve Bank of India has modified certain rules for setting up of IBUs. What is IBU?
    A) IFSC Business Units
    B) IFSC Banking Units
    C) IFSC Balance Units
    D) IFSC Borrowing Units
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has modified some of its “terms and conditions” based on the suggestions received from the stakeholders for setting up of IFSC (International Financial Services Centres) Banking Units (IBUs). With a view to enabling IBUs to start their operations, the parent bank will be required to provide a minimum capital of $20 million or equivalent in any foreign currency to its IBU which should be maintained at all times.
  17. What is the theme of the 2018 World Hypertension Day?
    A) Healthy Diet, Healthy Blood Pressure
    B) Treat to Goal
    C) Know Your Numbers
    D) Measure Your Blood Pressure…At Home
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The theme for World Hypertension Day 2018 is Know Your Numbers.
  18. Name the newly appointed secretary of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting?
    A) Binoy Kumar
    B) MM Kutty
    C) Anup Wadhawan
    D) Amit Khare
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    In a major bureaucratic reshuffle involving 24 top IAS officers, the Centre has appointed senior IAS officers Amit Khare as the new secretary in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. Khare, a 1985-batch IAS officer will take over the charge from incumbent NK Sinha who superannuates on May 31.
  19. Based on a recent government data, the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation in April 2018 stood at_______
    A) 3.18%
    B) 2.50%
    C) 4.52%
    D) 3.85%
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    According to government data, Inflation based on wholesale prices shot up to 3.18 percent in April on increasing prices of petrol and diesel as well as fruits and vegetables. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation stood at 2.47 per cent in March and 3.85 per cent in April last year.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the Director General of the India Meteorological Department (IMD)?
    A) Dr. K.J. Ramesh
    B) M Madhusa Srinivasa Rao
    C) Dr. Narayanan T
    D) Dr. Nale Nand Kishore
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The India Meteorological Department (IMD) is an agency of the Ministry of Earth Sciences of the Government of India responsible for meteorological observations, weather forecasting and seismology. IMD is headquartered in Delhi with regional office are at Mumbai, Kolkata, Nagpur and Pune. It has the responsibility for forecasting, naming and distribution of warnings for tropical cyclones in the Northern Indian Ocean region, including the Malacca Straits, the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Persian Gulf.
  2. Who is the President of the Paralympic Committee of India?
    A) Rathan Singh
    B) Rao Inderjit Singh
    C) J. Chandrashekar
    D) Rajesh Lamechwal
    View Answer
      Option B
  3. Name the President of Hungary
    A) Mihaly Varga
    B) Peter Szijjarto
    C) Laszlo Kover
    D) Janos Ader
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Capital-Budapest
    Currency-Hungarian forint

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