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1.
What is the IUCN Red List Status of Asiatic Lions?

A.Vulnerable
B.Endangered
C.Critically Endangered
D.None of the above


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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
The Asiatic Lion falls under the Endangered species category of the IUCN Red List Status.
2.
Who is appointed as the U.K.'s new Poet Laureate?

A.Carol Ann Duffy
B.Sasha Dugdale
C.Andrew Motion
D.Simon Armitage


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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
Simon Armitage has been named the U.K.’s new Poet Laureate. He succeeds Carol Ann Duffy in the 10-year post. Queen Elizabeth II has approved the appointment, Britain’s highest literary honour.
3.
Who won the Premier League Player of the Season award?

A.Divock Origi
B.Virgil van Dijk
C.Mohamed Salah
D.Roberto Firmino


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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has been named Premier League Player of the Season. He became the first defender to win the Player of the Season award in seven seasons, after Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany in 2011-12.

4.
___________launched Mosquito Disease Protection Policy which will cover people against common mosquito-borne diseases

A.HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company
B.Aviva Life Insurance
C.Birla Life Insurance
D.ICICI Prudential Life inusrance


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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company launched Mosquito Disease Protection Policy which will cover people against common mosquito-borne diseases.
5.
Yuvika 2019 by ISRO is a Young Scientist Programme conducted in tune with the Centre governments vision of _________.

A.Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana
B.Jai Vigyan, Jai Anusandhan
C.Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan
D.Strengthening for providing quality Education in Madrassas ( SPQEM)


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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
Yuvika 2019 by ISRO is a Young Scientist Programme conducted in tune with the Centre governments vision of Jai Vigyan, Jai Anusandhan.
6.
Which national institute launched Nab Ventures and its maiden fund to give support to agriculture, food, rural startups?

A.BHEL
B.NABARD
C.Centre for Studies in Social Sciences
D.Tata Institute of Social Sciences


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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
NABARD launched Nab Ventures and its maiden fund to give support to agriculture, food, rural startups.

7.
WTO Ministerial Meeting Inaugurated In ____________

A.New Delhi
B.Chennai
C.Hyderabad
D.Mumbai


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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
WTO Ministerial Meeting Inaugurated In New Delhi.
8.
Allahabad bank reduced the benchmark marginal cost of funds-based lending rate (MCLR) from 8.65% to ______ % recently.

A.8.45
B.8.50
C.8.55
D.8.60


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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
State-owned Allahabad Bank announced reduction in benchmark lending rate by 0.05 percentage points across various tenors. The marginal cost of funds-based lending rate (MCLR) for a one-year loan has been reduced to 8.60% from 8.65% effective May 14.
9.
Which of the following is the Oldest joint stock bank in India?

A.State Bank of India
B.Allahabad Bank
C.Bank of India
D.Indian Bank


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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
State-owned Allahabad Bank is the Oldest joint stock bank in India.

10.
_________ refers to the minimum interest rate of a bank below which it cannot lend.

A.Marginal cost of funds based lending rate (MCLR)
B.Savings Deposit Rate (SDR)
C.Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR)
D.Marginal Standing Facility Rate (MSFR)


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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
The marginal cost of funds based lending rate (MCLR) refers to the minimum interest rate of a bank below which it cannot lend, except in some cases allowed by the RBI. It is an internal benchmark or reference rate for the bank.
11.
Where was the 4th ADMM-Plus Maritime Security Field Training Exercise (MS FTX) held?

A.Western Naval Command, India
B.Yulin Naval Base, China
C.Changi Naval Base, Singapore
D.Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville


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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
The ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting (ADMM)-Plus Maritime Security Field Training Exercise (MS FTX) in the South China Sea concluded on 13 May 2019 at RSS Singapura, also known as Changi Naval Base in Singapore.
12.
Which of the following was included in Basel Conventions 2019 held in Geneva, Switzerland?

A.Radioactive waste
B.Plastic Waste
C.Metal carbonyls
D.Tellurium compounds


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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
Around 180 governments agreed on a new United Nations (UN) accord to regulate the export of plastic waste, some eight million tonnes of which ends up in the oceans each year.
13.
When was the Basel Convention signed for the first time?

A.1965
B.1989
C.1994
D.2003


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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
In 1989, the Conference of Plenipotentiaries (COP) in Basel, Switzerland adopted The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal. The Basel Convention came into force in 1992.
14.
When is the World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) observed?

A.May 2
B.May 5
C.May 11
D.May 21


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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is observed on 11th May. It was initiated in 2006. It highlights the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. The theme for WMBD 2019 is "Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!".
15.
What is the theme for the World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2019?

A.Restore Habitat, Restore Birds
B.Spread Your Wings for Bird Conservation
C.Stopover Sites: Helping Birds Along the Way
D.Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!


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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is observed on 11th May. It was initiated in 2006. It highlights the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. The theme for WMBD 2019 is "Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!".
16.
Which of the following about the Soil Health Card Scheme is/are true?

A.Scheme was launched in 2015
B.Scheme provide Rs.2 lakh for every farmers per year
C.Farmers who own 3 hectares of land are eligible
D.All of the above


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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
Soil Health Card Scheme is a scheme launched by the ministry of agriculture in 19 February 2015. The aim to issue soil cards to farmers which will carry crop-wise recommendations of nutrients and fertilisers required for the individual farms to help farmers to improve productivity through judicious use of inputs.
17.
Who won Spanish Grand Prix Title?

A.Lewis Hamilton
B.Niki Lauda
C.Jenson Button
D.Damon Hill


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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
Lewis Hamilton won Spanish Grand Prix Title.
18.
Who won English Premier League football title?

A.Blackburn Rovers
B.Leicester City
C.Manchester City
D.Chelsea


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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
Manchester City won English Premier League football title.
19.
Which country navy launched two Type 052D new guided missile destroyers?

A.Indian Navy
B.Russian Navy
C.Chinese Navy
D.French Navy


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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
Chinese Navy launched two Type 052D new guided missile destroyers.
20.
Who is appointed as CEO of LIC Mutual Fund?

A.Suresh kumar
B.Dinesh Pangtey
C.Nikil Raj
D.Vivek sharma


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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
Dinesh Pangtey is appointed as CEO of LIC Mutual Fund.



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