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1. 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

2. 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

3. Ankita Raina is associated with which of the following games?
1. Badminton
2. Billiards
3. Squash
4. Tennis
5. Table tennis

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

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

9. 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

10. 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-Technolog
3. Medicine-Ophthalmology
4. Literature & Education
5. Medicine-Surgery

11. 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

12. Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR) is situated in which city?
1. Bengaluru
2. Chennai
3. Kolkata
4. New Delhi
5. Hyderabad

13. 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

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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

17. 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?
1. 1%
2. 1.5%
3. 2%
4. 2.5%
5. 3%

18. 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%

19. 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

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

21. 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

22. 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

23. 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

24. 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

25. 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

26. 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

27. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently decid ed 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

28. 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

29. 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

30. 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
5. 7.0 per cent

31. 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

32. 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

33. 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

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

35. 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

36. 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

37. 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
4. Allahabad Bank
5. Corporation Bank

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

39. 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

40. 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

41. 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

42. 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

43. 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

44. Santosh Trophy is associated with which of the following games?
1. Cricket
2. Hockey
3. Kabaddi
4. Football
5. Tennis

45. ______ 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

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