Current Affairs for APPSC Groups Quiz Set - 2

  • 1. Union Cabinet approved the introduction of _________________bill, to confer the status of Institutions of National Importance to NIFTEM,Kundli,Haryana and IIFPT, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu?
   A.) National Institutes of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2019
   B.) National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Bill, 2019
   C.) Integrated Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2018
   D.) Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Answer: Option 'A'

National Institutes of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2019

  • 2. In which City does Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched laid foundation stone of Defence Corridor during his visit to Uttarpradesh?
   A.) Prayagraj
   B.) Varanasi
   C.) Jhansi
   D.) Lucknow

Answer: Option 'C'

PM Modi on his visit to Jhansi laid foundation stone of Defence Corridor which will create a lot of direct and indirect employment to the youth in the region. Government decided to establish 2 defence corridors in the country, one at Tamil Nadu and the other in Uttar Pradesh. Jhansi is one among six nodal points of the UP defence corridors.The Defence Corridor will make India independent in defence production. The project will also attract many foreign and domestic Defence related companies to invest in the region.

  • 3. Which of the following animal is named as the National Aquatic animal of Thailand?
   A.) Wels Catfish
   B.) Zander
   C.) Siamese fighting fish
   D.) Rainbow Trout

Answer: Option 'C'

On February 5,2019, Thailand named the tiny,eye-catching ,colourful fin plumaged Siamese fighting fishas its aquatic animal with a aim to boost the conservation and breeding of the same.Siamese fighting fish is the native of Mekong basin of Thailand and is mostly found in the Chao Phraya river in Thailand.The Siamese fighting fish was registered as intangible cultural heritage in 2013.

  • 4. During the visit to UttarPradesh Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Pahari Dam Modernization Project.The Dam is located on which River?
   A.) Yamuna River
   B.) Dhasan River
   C.) Ghaghara River
   D.) Gomti River

Answer: Option 'B'

PM Modi on his Jhansi visit inaugurated Pahari Dam Modernization Project. The dam is on Dhasan River which is a right bank tributary of Betwa River.The modernization will reduce the leakage of water from the dam and make more water available for the farmers which will be helpful to those farmers depending on water from the river.Pahari Dam was constructed in 1912 on Dhasan river in Jhansi district. The water is mainly used for irrigation purposes.

  • 5. Which Country had signed the accord to join NATO to become its 30th member of of the NATO military alliance?
   A.) Bulgaria
   B.) Macedonia
   C.) Slovakia
   D.) France

Answer: Option 'B'

On February 6,2019,Macedonia signed an accord to join NATO to become the 30th member of the NATO military alliance. The historic agreement was signed between Macedonia’s Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

  • 6. Where did Prime Minister,Shri Narendra Modi laid foundation stone of Road Project worth Rs 500 crore?
   A.) Nashik,Maharashtra
   B.) Aurangabad,Maharashtra
   C.) Yavatmal,Maharashtra
   D.) Pune,Maharashtra

Answer: Option 'C'

Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi laid foundation stone of Road Project worth Rs 500 crore funded by Central Road Fund in Yavatmal, Maharashtra.The project includes 10 road construction projects under which 176 km of roads will be constructed in Yavatmal at a cost of Rs. 456 crore.

  • 7. What is the repo rate in India,which is recently revised by RBI in 6th Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy?
   A.) 6.50%
   B.) 6.75%
   C.) 6.25%
   D.) 6.00%

Answer: Option 'C'

6.25%

  • 8. Name the School inaugurated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to improve the quality of education amongst tribal people?
   A.) Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
   B.) Ekalavya Model Residential School
   C.) Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti
   D.) National Institute of Open Schooling

Answer: Option 'B'

Prime Minister inaugurated the Ekalavya Model Residential School which has a capacity of 420 students in Nanded, in order to improve the quality of education amongst tribal people.The School is spread in 16 acres and equipped with modern facilities including provision for food, residential facility, playground and IT facilities.

  • 9. According to the Agriculture Census 2015-16 released by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare,Farmers are Categorized as _______________ if which he holds below 1 hectare of land?
   A.) Marginal
   B.) Small
   C.) Medium
   D.) Large

Answer: Option 'A'

Marginal

  • 10. Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off Humsafar Express in which of the following Route?
   A.) Yavatmal to Darjeeling
   B.) Aurangabad to Shimla
   C.) Ajni (Nagpur) to Pune
   D.) Pune- Newmal

Answer: Option 'C'

In order to boost connectivity in the Yavatmal and nearby areas, Prime Minister flagged off Humsafar Express which will run between Ajni (Nagpur) and Pune.Narendra Modi announced that around 14500 houses are built at Yavatmal under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) which aims at provide housing to all by 2022.Certificates and cheques were distributed to Self Help Groups (SHGs) under Maharashtra State Rural Livelihoods Mission by Prime Minister.A research centre is being built at Chandrapur to tackle with the Sickle cell disease.