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1. Who among the following is the chairman of 15th Finance Commission of India?
1. Raghuram Rajan
2. Nand Kishore Singh
3. YV Reddy 
4. Anoop Singh
5. Ramesh Chand

2. The world’s longest salt cave has recently discovered in
1. Iran 
2. Bhutan 
3. Israel
4. Nepal 
5. Qatar

3. Who has recently been honoured with the 2019 Martha Farrell Award in the category of ‘Most Promising Individual’?
1. Manisha Pavi 
2. Murari Jha
3. Anju Pathak 
4. Manu Gulati
5. Deepti Chawla

4. Which international organisation has recently released the 2018 global Multi-dimensional Poverty Index (MPI)?
1. UNESCO 
2. WHO
3. UNICEF 
4. UNIDO 
5. UNDP

5. Which of the following railway station has received the Gold Rating by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) for Green Measures?
1. Kanpur Central
2. Ghoom Station
3. Vijayawada Station
4. Howrah Station
5. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

6. Who among the following has been conferred with the prestigious Global Teacher Prize for 2019?
1. Peter Tabichi 
2. Andria Zafirakou
3. Nancie Atwell 
4. Hanan Al Hroub
5. Maggie MacDonnell

7. The third edition of the biennial bilateral exercise AUSINDEX-19 between India and Australia held in
1. Gwalior 
2. Vishakhapatnam
3. Bhopal 
4. Pune
5. Ahmednagar

8. The veteran journalist and academician, Prafulla Rajguru has passed away, recently. He was from
1. Manipur 
2. Sikkim 
3. Assam
4. Jammu & kashmir 
5. Telangana

9. What is the current interest rate on Public Provident Fund (PPF)?
1. 7.35% 
2. 7.56% 
3. 7.75%
4. 7.9% 
5. 8%


10. The researchers from which IIT have designed an ‘Artificial Intelligence (AI)- based low-power electronic hardware system’ to easily detect Malaria, Tuberculosis (TB), Intestinal parasite, and Cervical cancer in a few milliseconds?
1. IIT-Bombay
2. IIT-Delhi
3. IIT-Kanpur 
4. IIT-Kharagpur
5. IIT-Lucknow

11. According to the 2018 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), India has reduced its poverty rate drastically from 55% to what per cent in 10 years between 2005-06 and 2015-16?
1. 25% 
2. 26% 
3. 28%
4. 30%
5. 35%

12. President Ram Nath Kovind has been conferred with the highest State honor of Bolivia, ‘Condorde Los Andes en el Gradode Gran Collar’ during his visit to the country. What is the capital of Bolivia?
1. Santiago 
2. Lima 
3. Montevideo
4. Sucre 
5. Quito

13. Which of the following sports has/have been recommended by IOC for 2024 Paris Olympics?
1. Break Dancing 
2. Skate Boarding
3. Sport Climbing 
4. Surfing
5. All of the above

14. Which IIT’s researchers have recently found that the urban areas are relatively cooler than the surrounding non-urban areas during heat waves?
1. IIT-Delhi 
2. IIT-Gandhinagar
3. IIT-Goa 
4. IIT-Madras
5. IIT-Varanasi

15. Which international organisation has recently published the ‘Global Energy & CO2 Status Report’ to provide an update on the world’s energy markets?
1. UNSD 
2. UNIDO 
3. IEA
4. WTO 
5. IMF

16. Who has been conferred with the 2019 Pravasi Bhartiya Samman award by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind?
1. Sibi George 
2. Susheel Saraff
3. Vasudev Samdas Shroff
4. Dr Rajendra Joshi
5. Priti Patel

17. The eminent folk artist, Vinjamuri Anasuya Devi has passed away, recently. She was the folk artist from which state?
1. Tamil Nadu 
2. Andhra Pradesh
3. Odisha 4. Bihar
5. Gujarat

18. Which port operator has become the first in the country to record cargo movement of more than 200 million metric tonnes (MMT) at nine ports?
1. APM Terminals 
2. Adani Port
3. Kamarajar Port
4. Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal
5. Chennai Container Terminal

19. The Govt of India has recently awarded Geographical Indication (GI) tag to five varieties of Indian coffee. Which one of the following is not among those five?
1. Coorg Arabica Coffee
2. Bababudangiris Arabica Coffee
3. Araku Valley Arabica Coffee
4. Chikmagalur Arabica Coffee
5. None of these

20. Which of the following global information technology company has recently signed an MoU with IIT Kharagpur to collaborate on high-impact, industry-focused applied  research in the areas of 5G and AI?
1. TCS 
2. Infosys
3. Wipro
4. Larsen & Toubro 
5. Mindtree

21. The book titled ‘Indian Fiscal Federalism’ is written by which former RBI governor?
1. Dr YV Reddy 
2. Raghuram Rajan
3. Urjit Patel 
4. Bimal Jalan
5. D Subbarao

22. The world’s highest polling station, Tashigang is located in which of the following Indian states?
1. Assam 
2. Arunachal Pradesh
3. Uttarakhand 
4. Himachal Pradesh
5. Jammu & Kashmir

23. Which of the following public sector banks had recently sold its stake in its housing finance arm?
1. SBI 
2. PNB 
3. BOB
4. Indian Bank 
5. UCO Bank

24. Who among the following has been selected for the prestigious Bodley Medal, the highest honor granted by the University of Oxford’s world-famous Bodleian Libraries?
1. Richard Thaler 
2. Bengt Holmstrom
3. Amartya Sen 
4. Jean Tirole
5. Thomas J Sargent

25. Which country has recently launched a programme, titled ‘Lose to Win’, to help overweight employers to shed extra kilos and adopt a healthy lifestyle?
1. Qatar 
2. Oman 
3. Bahrain
4. United Arab Emirates 
5. Yemen

26. The renowned cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky has passed away, recently. He was the cosmonaut from which country?
1. US 
2. Israel 
3. Japan
4. France 
5. Russia

27. Who has been re-elected as president of the Basketball Federation of India (BFI)?
1. K Govindaraj 
2. Jugraj Singh
3. Neelam Kapoor 
4. Praful Patel
5. Himanta Biswa Sarma

28. India has successfully test-fired an antisatellite (A-SAT) missile by shooting down a live satellite. The project named as
1. Mission Power 
2. Mission Shakti
3. Mission Shaurya 
4. Mission Skill
5. Mission Satellite

29. India has recently signed an agreement with which country for exchange of country-by-country (CbC) report, a move that is expected to check tax evasion by MNCs?
1. UK 
2. US 
3. China
4. Russia 
5. Israel

30. India is only the fourth country to have the A-SAT technology. Which of the following country does not have A-SAT technology?
1. US 
2. Russia 
3. China
4. Japan 
5. None of these

31. According to the Multi-dimensional Poverty Index 2018 report, India has reduced its poverty rate drastically from 55% to what per cent in 10 years?
1. 45% 
2. 33% 
3. 28%
4. 25% 
5. 22%

32. World Theatre Day is celebrated every year on
1. Mar 25 
2. Mar 26 
3. Mar 27
4. Mar 28 
5. Mar 29

33. The Reserve Bank of India has slapped a penalty of Rs 2 crore on which public sector bank for non-compliance of regulatory directions with regard to SWIFT operations?
1. State Bank of India 
2. Canara Bank
3. Indian Overseas Bank
4. Punjab National Bank 
5. Indian Bank

34. The book titled ‘Every Vote Counts-The Story of India’s Elections’ has been authored by former Chief Election Commissioner
1. MS Gill 
2. Nasim Zaidi
3. Navin Chawla
4. Om Prakash Rawat
5. Achal Kumar Jyoti

35. Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary have won a Gold medal in the 10-meter Air Pistol Mixed team event at the 12th Asian Airgun Championship in
1. Brussels
2. Bern 
3. Manila
4. Bangkok
5. Taipei

36. Which cricketer has become the first cricketer in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to score 5,000 runs?
1. Virat Kholi 
2. Suresh Raina
3. Shikhar Dhawan
4. Murali Vijay
5. Wriddhiman Saha

37. Which organisation has recently launched a special programme for schoolchildren called Young Scientist Programme or Yuva Vigyani Karyakram (YUVIKA)?
1. TCS 
2. ISRO 
3. BHEL
4. DRDO 
5. NASSCOM

38. The apex court has recently appointed who among the following as an Ethics Officer of the Indian cricket board on an ad-hoc basis?
1. Arjan Kumar Sikri 
2. R Banumathi
3. D K Jain
4. Navin Sinha
5. S Abdul Nazeer

39. Which of the following social media has recently launched two new India-specific tools, ‘Candidate Connect’ and ‘Share You Voted’ to boost civic engagement on its platform during the Lok Sabha elections 2019?
1. Twitter
2. Instagram
3. Facebook
4. Hike 
5. LinkedIn

40. India has recently signed an agreement with which country for ex change of country-by-country (CbC) report?
1. UK 
2. Denmark
3. China
4. Israel 
5. US

41. According to the Skytrax World Airport Awards, which international airport has been crowned the world’s best aviation hub?
1.Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Air port
2.Changi Airport Singapore
3. Incheon International Airport, South Korea
4. Zurich Airport, Switzerland
5. Frankfurt Airport, Germany

42. World Theatre Day is observed every year on
1. Mar 26 
2. Mar 27 
3. Mar 28
4. Mar 29 
5. Mar 30

43. The Langkawi International Maritime Aero Expo (LIMA-2019) held recently in 
1. India 
2. Japan 
3. Malaysia
4. Iran 
5. UAE

44. The famous writer and poet Ashita has passed away, recently. She wrote in which language?
1. Kannada 
2. Malayalam
3. Telugu 
4. Maithili 
5. Sindhi

45. Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi has been ranked at what position in the world airport traffic rankings for 2018 released by Airports Council International (ACI)?
1. 10th 
2. 12th 
3. 15th
4. 16th
5. 18th

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6. 1 7. 2 8. 3 9. 5 10. 2
11. 3 12. 4 13. 5 14. 2 15. 3
16. 4 17. 2 18. 2 19. 5 20. 3
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26. 5 27. 1 28. 2 29. 2 30. 4
31. 3 32. 3 33. 4 34. 3 35. 5
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41. 2 42. 2 43. 3 44. 2 45. 2

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