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1.
According to Asian Development Outlook 2019 report, the Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow at ________ in 2019.

A.4.9%
B.5.1%
C.5.7%
D.6%


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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
The Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow at 5.7% in 2019. According to the ADB’s Asian Development Outlook 2019 report released in April, developing Asia, which comprises 45 nations ranging from China to Tuvalu, is projected to grow by 5.7% in 2019. However, the growth outlook for developing Asia is expected to moderate to 5.6 % in 2020.
2.
Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize is an initiative of ________.

A.UNEP
B.UNSC
C.UNDP
D.UNESCO


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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize was established in 1997. The Prize is named after Guillermo Cano Isaza, the Colombian journalist who was assassinated in front of the offices of his newspaper El Espectador in Bogota, Colombia, on 17 December 1986.
3.
Who won the the ACJ Award for Investigative Journalism, 2018?

A.Nileena M S
B.Nikita Saxena
C.Neha Dixit
D.Martina R


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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
The article titled 'Coalgate 2.0' authored by Nileena M S and published in The Caravan magazine in March 2018 has won the ACJ Award for Investigative Journalism, 2018.

4.
The article titled _________ authored by Nileena M S won the ACJ Award for Investigative Journalism, 2018.

A.The Death of Judge Loya
B.The Chronicle of Crime Fiction That is Adityanath's Encounter Raj
C.Coalgate 2.0
D.Nature Communications


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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
The article titled 'Coalgate 2.0' authored by Nileena M S and published in The Caravan magazine in March 2018 has won the ACJ Award for Investigative Journalism, 2018. Coalgate 2.0 investigates the allotment of captive coal blocks in Chhattisgarh to the Rajasthan.
5.
When is the World Laughter Day celebrated?

A.First Tuesday of May
B.First Thursday of May
C.First Sunday of May
D.Second Tuesday of May


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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
World Laughter Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of May of every year. The first celebration was on May 10, 1998, in Mumbai, India. The celebration of World Laughter Day was meant to be a positive manifestation for world peace and to build up a global consciousness of brotherhood and friendship through laughter and run-on sentences.
6.
The first World Laughter Day gathering took place in _______.

A.Mumbai, India
B.Copenhagen, Denmark
C.Kolkata, India
D.London, UK


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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
The first World Laughter Day gathering took place in Mumbai, India, on 11th of January 1998. 12,000 members from local and international Laughter Clubs joined together in a mega laughter session.

7.
Who was awarded the World Press Freedom Prize/ UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2019 on the World Press Freedom Day which was observed on 3rd May?

A.Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo
B.Ahmad Zeidabadi
C.Dawit Isaak
D.Mahmoud Abu Zeid


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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
The World Press Freedom Prize also known as UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2019 is formally conferred every year by Director-General of UNESCO, on occasion of World Press Freedom Day observed on 3 May. In 2019 award would be shared by two jailed Myanmar journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo who reported on alleged human rights violations in the state of Rakhine, Myanmar.
8.
India again postponed implementation of increased customs duty on specified 29 U.S. products from May 2 to _________.

A.May 12
B.May 10
C.May 16
D.May 14


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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
India has further delayed implementation of its June 2018 order to impose retaliatory tariffs on 29 US products, including almonds, apples and phosphoric acid, till May 16. The tariffs were announced after the US refused to exempt India from new steel and aluminium tariffs.
9.
Which country became India's top crude oil supplier, meeting more than a fifth of the country's oil needs in 2018-19 fiscal year?

A.Saudi Arabia
B.Iraq
C.Iran
D.Kuwait


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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
Iraq has for the second year in a row become India's top crude oil supplier, meeting more than a fifth of the country's oil needs in 2018-19 fiscal year. According to data sourced from the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics, Iraq sold 46.61 million tonne of crude oil to India during April 2018 and March 2019, 2 per cent more than 45.74 million tonne it had supplied in 2017-18 fiscal.

10.
Which company became World’s 2nd largest smartphone maker?

A.Xiaomi
B.Apple
C.Samsung
D.Huawei


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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
The Chinese electronics giant Huawei has surpassed Apple to become the No. 2 smartphone vendor worldwide, according to statistics from the International Data Corp. (IDC). South Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung continues to top the list with 20.9% market share.
11.
Who was sworn in as NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe?

A.Tod D. Wolters
B.Jens Stoltenberg
C.André Lanata
D.Stuart Peach


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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
US Air Force General Tod D. Wolters has been sworn in as the top military officer of the 29-nation NATO military alliance. Wolters, who replaces U.S. Army General Curtis M. Scaparrotti for a term likely to run two to three years, will also be commander of U.S. forces in Europe. The NATO post of SACEUR (Supreme Allied Commander Europe) is always held by an American military officer.
12.
Which country conferred Ex-ISRO chief AS Kiran Kumar with its highest civilian award – Chevalier of Order of the Legion of Honour?

A.Germany
B.Russia
C.France
D.United Kingdom


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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
Former ISRO chairman AS Kiran Kumar was conferred with France's highest civilian award 'Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur' for his contribution to India-France space cooperation.
13.
_________ planning to send a probe to study sun early next year

A.ISRO
B.NASA
C.Vikram Sarabhai Centre
D.Oak Ridge National Laboratory


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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
ISRO planning to send a probe to study sun early next year.
14.
_______ To Host Asian Youth Women Handball Championship

A.Jaipur
B.Chennai
C.Bangalore
D.Mumbai


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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
Jaipur To Host Asian Youth Women Handball Championship.
15.
_____ initiated UDYAM-a skill development centre for marginalized youth in Bangalore

A.LIC HFL
B.Birla Insurance
C.Aviva Life Insurance
D.HDFC Life Insurance


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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
LIC HFL initiated UDYAM-a skill development centre for marginalized youth in Bangalore.



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