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1.
Which of the following amended rule will completely ban the import of solid plastic waste?

A.Hazardous and other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016
B.Hazardous and other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2017
C.Hazardous and other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2018
D.Hazardous and other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2019


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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has amended the Hazardous and other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016 to completely ban the import of solid plastic waste.
2.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has reduced the world economic growth forecasts for the year 2019 from 3.5% to ________.

A.2.8%
B.3%
C.3.1%
D.3.3%


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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has reduced the world economic growth forecasts for the year 2019. OECD has cut its 2019 forecast for global economic growth to 3.3% for the current year, down from 3.5% it predicted earlier.
3.
For which of the defence wing did the Cabinet approve permanent commission for Women?

A.Indian Navy
B.Indian Army
C.Both a and b
D.None


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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
The Defence Ministry announced that permanent commission will be granted for Women in all the 10 branches of Indian Army.

4.
The mission PM-STIAC is to ensure India's sustainable development. What does PM-STIAC stand for?

A.Prime Minister's Science, Technology and Innovation Council
B.Prime Minister's Social, Technology and Innovation Cell
C.Prime Minister's Science, Technical and Innovation Centre
D.Prime Minister's Science, Techno and Innovation Centre


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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
The Prime Minister's Science, Technology and Innovation Council (PM-STIAC) has identified nine national missions to address major scientific challenges to ensure India's sustainable development.
5.
Who conferred The Women on A Mission Award at the Women's summit?

A.Vicky Kaushal
B.P.Doraswamy
C.Sudha Narayana Murthy
D.Narayana Murthy


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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
Brandix India Apparel City (BIAC) India’s partner P. Doraswamy was conferred with ‘The Women on A Mission Award’.
6.
----- signs loan agreement with World Bank Uttarakhand Disaster Recovery Project

A.India
B.Paksitan
C.Indonesia
D.Saudi Arabia


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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
India signs loan agreement with World Bank Uttarakhand Disaster Recovery Project

7.
Which state government launches app One Delhi to track bus, metro services?

A.Delhi
B.TamilNadu
C.Kerala
D.West Bengal


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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
Delhi state government launches app One Delhi to track bus, metro services.
8.
------- and and Hitachi Payment Services launched SBI PSPL to establish digital payments platform in India

A.State Bank of India
B.Dena Bank
C.Canara Bank
D.Yes bank


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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
State Bank of India and and Hitachi Payment Services launched SBI PSPL to establish digital payments platform in India.
9.
-------- proposes stricter regulations for Housing Finance Companies

A.National Housing Bank
B.Dena Bank
C.South Indian bank
D.Canara Bank


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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
National Housing Bank proposes stricter regulations for Housing Finance Companies.

10.
Which country will invest Rs 5,000 crore in Bharti Airtel?

A.Singapore
B.Denmark
C.Germany
D.Italy


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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
Singapore's government’s investment arm GIC Pvt Ltd will subscribe to shares worth ₹5,000 crore as part of Airtel's plans to raise ₹25,000 crore through rights issue.
11.
According to the Price comparison site Cable.co.uk, which country offers world’s cheapest mobile data packs?

A.United States
B.India
C.Finland
D.Italy


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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
According to a new report Price comparison site Cable.co.uk, India is home to the cheapest mobile data plans in the world, with one gigabyte (1GB) of data costing an average of $0.26, compared to USD 6.66 in the UK.
12.
Kaja Kallas has been elected as the first female Prime Minister of __________.

A.Malta
B.Luxembourg
C.Poland
D.Estonia


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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
Kaja Kallas was appointed as first female Prime Minister of Estonia. She is the leader of country’s Reform Party.
13.
How much would World Bank grant for a healthcare project to Andhra Pradesh?

A.Rs 2,200 crores
B.Rs 3,500 crores
C.Rs 4,800 crores
D.Rs 5,600 crores


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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
World Bank grant for a healthcare project to Andhra Pradesh around 2,200 crores.
14.
Government will introduce new Rs 20 coins shaped like a ________.

A.Dodecagon
B.Pentadecagon
C.Heptagon
D.Hendecagon


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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
The Finance Ministry has announced the rollout of a new ₹20 coin shaped like a "dodecagon", a 12-edged polygon. The new coin will be heavier than all the existing coins at 8.54 grams.
15.
What is the official UN theme of International Women's Day 2019?

A.Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it!
B.Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030
C.Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change
D.Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives


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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
The Official UN Theme of International Women's Day 2019 is Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change.


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