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1.

The President can impose his rule in a state on account of failure of constitutional machinery under

   A.) Article 356
   B.) Article 381
   C.) Article 354
   D.) Article 362

Answer: Option 'A'

Article 356

2.

Centre has infused nearly how much rupees in public sector banks till December 2018, out of budgetary allocation of Rs 65,000 crore for 2018-19?

   A.) Rs 51,533 crore
   B.) Rs 28,066 crore
   C.) Rs 48,540 crore
   D.) Rs 35,070 crore

Answer: Option 'A'

Centre has infused more than Rs 51,000 crore in public sector banks till December 2018, the Parliament was informed on January 4, 2019. Finance Ministry said that close to Rs 51,533 crore have been injected in the PSBs till December 31, 2018 out of budgetary allocation of Rs 65,000 crore for 2018-19. The government had decided to provide capital support to the banks following their failing financial health on the back of mounting loans. Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) in the banking sector were close to Rs 10 lakh crore at the beginning of FY19. Of these, Rs 9.62 lakh crore were in the PSBs.

3.

The Parliment of India consists of

   A.) the President, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
   B.) the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
   C.) The Lok Sabha, Prime Minister and Speaker
   D.) None of these

Answer: Option 'A'

the President, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha

4.

Name the journalist who was conferred with the lifetime achievement award for his lifelong contributions in journalism, by the Mantralaya and Vidhimandal Vartahar Sangh, on 6th January 2019?

   A.) Dinu Randive
   B.) Vishwas Waghmode
   C.) Mahesh Tiwari
   D.) Prajakta Pol

Answer: Option 'A'

On January 6, 2019, Veteran journalist Dinu Randive was conferred with the lifetime achievement award for his lifelong contributions in journalism, who started his journalistic career in 1956. He also participated in the freedom struggle, the Sanyukta Maharashtra movement and the Goa liberation movement. The award was given by the Mantralaya and Vidhimandal Vartahar Sangh which is an association of journalists covering Maharashtra legislature and secretariat. Award winners in other categories included Vishwas Waghmode, Mahesh Tiwari and Prajakta Pol.

5.

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has notified all authorised non-bank Prepaid Payment Instrument (PPI) Issuers in order to limit the liability of Customers in unauthorised electronic payment transactions in PPIs. According to this, if the fraud is reported between 3 and 7 days, customer liability will amount to the transaction value or _____, whichever is lower?

   A.) Rs 50,000
   B.) Rs 10,000
   C.) Rs 90,000
   D.) Rs 20,000

Answer: Option 'B'

On 4th January 2019, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued a notification for all authorised non-bank Prepaid Payment Instrument (PPI) Issuers in order to limit the liability of Customers in unauthorised electronic payment transactions in Prepaid Payment Instruments (PPIs) comprising mobile wallets, prepaid payments cards, and paper vouchers such as Sodexo. The RBI said frauds due to third-party breach where neither the customer nor the PPI issuer is at fault, there cannot be any liability for the customer, in case the incident in reported within three days. If the fraud is reported between three and seven days, customer liability will amount to the transaction value or Rs.10,000, whichever is lower whereas for fraud reported over seven days, the liability of the customer will be according to the board-approved policy of the PPI issuer. The PPI issuer has to credit the amount involved in the unauthorised transaction to the customer’s PPI within 10 days, after the customer reports the fraud. Also the burden of proving customer liability in case of unauthorised electronic payment transactions shall lie on the PPI issuer.

6.

The Vice-President is the ex-officio Chairman of

   A.) the Rajya Sabha
   B.) the Planning Commission
   C.) the National Development Council
   D.) None of the above

Answer: Option 'A'

the Rajya Sabha

7.

Of the various statements concerning B.R. Ambedkar, which one in not true?

   A.) he was the chairman of Drafting Committee for the Constitution
   B.) he organised the all India Depressed Class Federation
   C.) he formed people's Education Society
   D.) He Supported Gandhiji's view that the position of the scheduled castes could be inproved by convincing caste Hindus to 45 change their attitude

Answer: Option 'D'

He Supported Gandhiji's view that the position of the scheduled castes could be inproved by convincing caste Hindus to 45 change their attitude

8.

Name the head of the task force that has been constituted by Ministry of Human Resource Development to look into the circumstances of reported suicides of 49 students of residential Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) between 2013 and 2017?

   A.) Dr. Navjeet Singh
   B.) Dr. Jitendra Nagpal
   C.) Dr. Raghav Natwar
   D.) Dr. Mithila Yadav

Answer: Option 'B'

On 3rd January 2019, the Ministry of Human Resource Development constituted a task force to look into the circumstances of reported suicides of 49 students, including Dalits and Adivasi students, of residential Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) between 2013 and 2017. The task force, to be headed by psychiatrist Dr. Jitendra Nagpal, has been constituted to look into the circumstances leading to the suicidal deaths of students residing in the hostels of JNVs. The task force will also suggest ways and means to arrest the trend of suicides by students of JNVs. Furthermore, a proposal to engage two full time counselors (one male and one female) in each of the 630 functional JNVs has also been sent to the Department of Expenditure for approval from the HRD Ministry.

9.

_____ is the first Indian state that has established a Brahmin Corporation aimed to help poor people of Brahmin families by providing financial assistance for education, coaching, entrepreneurship, skill development and welfare and culture?

   A.) Haryana
   B.) Uttar Pradesh
   C.) Chhattisgarh
   D.) Andhra Pradesh

Answer: Option 'D'

On 4th January 2019, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu unveiled various welfare scheme for the marginalized and economically backward Brahmins through AP Brahmin Welfare Corporation such as distribution of Cars to the Unemployed Brahmin youths, loans and subsidies. Brahmin youths who had undergone training as drivers were given Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire for the first time. 30 cars were distributed on 4th January to the Brahmin youths. Youth bore 10% of the total on-road cost the diesel run cars. Government has started at least half dozen schemes for Brahmins and around 10000 poor Brahmins have been given loans and subsidies. Andhra Pradesh is the first state of the country which has established a Brahmin Corporation which aims to help poor people of Brahmin families by providing financial assistance for education, coaching, entrepreneurship, skill development and welfare and culture.

10.

Name the Indian pair that won the Men’s Doubles title at the Tata Open Maharashtra tennis tournament held in Maharashtra on 5th January 2019?

   A.) Yukhi Bambri and Leander Paes
   B.) Somdev Devvarman and Ramkumar Ramanath
   C.) Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan
   D.) Sumit Nageth and Saketh Myneni

Answer: Option 'C'

On 5th January 2019, Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan, the Asian Games 2018 gold medallists, started the 2019 season by winning India’s only ATP 250 tournament, Tata Open Maharashtra in Pune after beating a British pairing of Luke Bambridge and Jonny O’Mara in straight sets by 6-4, 6-3. This was two-time champion Bopanna’s 18th tour-level trophy, while for Sharan it was his fourth trophy from five tour-level doubles finals. The winning pair will next participate in the Davis Cup, scheduled for February 1-2 at the South Club in Kolkata.

11.

The most prolific breeder among livestock is

   A.) White Leghorn Chichen
   B.) Swines
   C.) Goats and sheep
   D.) broiler

Answer: Option 'B'

Swines

12.

Bacon, harm and lard are derived from

   A.) cattle and buffaloes
   B.) swine
   C.) broiler
   D.) camel

Answer: Option 'B'

swine

13.

Who is going to be honoured with the National Nritya Shiromani Award 2019?

   A.) Anindita Neogy Anaam
   B.) Adhitya Neogy Anaam
   C.) Subam Neogy Anaam
   D.) None of these

Answer: Option 'A'

Anindita Neogy Anaam

14.

Which one of the following statements is correct?

   A.) a nominated member of the Parliament cannot be appointed as Minister
   B.) the leader of the largest party in the Lok sabha is invariably appointed as Prime Minister
   C.) a person appointed as a minister has to become a member of either house of Parliment within six months
   D.) all the above

Answer: Option 'C'

a person appointed as a minister has to become a member of either house of Parliment within six months

15.

Name the pair that won the Hopman Cup, which is an annual international tennis tournament in which male and female players are on combined teams, for the 2nd year in a row, held in Perth, Australia, from 29th December 2018 to 5th January 2019?

   A.) Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic of Switzerland
   B.) Angelique Kerber and Alexander Zverev of Germany
   C.) Serena Williams and Frances Tiafoe, United States of America
   D.) Rafael Nadal and Maria Jose of Spain

Answer: Option 'A'

Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic of Switzerland

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    1. Events of national and international importance.

    2. Current affairs- inter national, national and regional.

    3. Basics of General Science and their relevance to the day to day life. Current developments in science, technology and information technology

    4. History of Modern India with emphases upon Indian national movement.

    5. Economic development in India since independence.

    6. Logical reasoning, analytical ability and data interpretation.

    7. Basic things about Disaster management (CBSE-VIII & IX Standard).

    8. Geography of India- Physical, Cultural, Demographic, Economic, Social and Infrastructural aspects

16.

Bhagat Singh shot the Police Commissioner Saunders dead because

   A.) he had led a campaign against the Armoury Raid culprits
   B.) Chandra Shekhar Azad was killed in an encounter led by him in Allahabad
   C.) he had led the lathi charge against the peaceful procession in the course of which Lajpat Rai was injured
   D.) he forces the Public safety Bill through the Legislative Assembly

Answer: Option 'C'

he had led the lathi charge against the peaceful procession in the course of which Lajpat Rai was injured

17.

Which agency is responsible for the estimation of poverty in India?

   A.) Planning Commission
   B.) Rural Development Ministry
   C.) Ministry of food and Civil Supplies
   D.) Finance Commission

Answer: Option 'A'

Planning Commission

18.

Which of the following movements garnered support from both the Hindus and the Muslims?

   A.) Champaran Satyagraha
   B.) Anti-partition movement
   C.) Khilafat movement
   D.) Quit India movement

Answer: Option 'C'

Khilafat movement

19.

The first bank managed by Indian's was

   A.) Punjab National Bank
   B.) Benares State Bank
   C.) Oudh Bank
   D.) Punjab & Sind Bank

Answer: Option 'C'

Oudh Bank

20.

Currently, India's largest trading partner is:

   A.) China
   B.) UAE
   C.) USA
   D.) Bangladesh

Answer: Option 'B'

UAE


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