Current Affairs 31th March 2019 for Bank, SSC & Railway Exams
Q1. With which of the following technical Institution, Wipro Limited (Bengaluru Based) has signed an MoU to collaborate on high-impact, industry-focused applied research in the areas of 5G and AI?
(a) IIT Bombay
(b) IIT Delhi
(c) IIT Kharagpur
(d) IISc Bangalore
(e) IIT BHU
Q2. On the second day of President’s three-day visit, India has signed eight MoUs with which of the following country in various fields?
Q3. Name the State-owned Navratna PSU that has completed the acquisition of majority stake in REC Ltd and is set to become the second-largest government-owned financial player in the country based on the current market capital after State Bank of India.
(a) Power Finance Corporation
(b) Gas Authority of India Limited
(c) Indian Oil Corporation
(d) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
(e) HDFC Ltd
Q4. Name the Veteran journalist and academician who passed away at the age of 82.
(a) Mahendra Singh
(b) Kumar Sen
(c) Prafulla Rajguru
(d) Kalpak Jain
(e) Prakash Ojha
Q5. The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade has recently awarded Geographical Indication (GI) to five varieties of Indian coffee. Which one of the following is not among them?
(a) Coorg Arabica coffee
(b) Bababudangiris Arabica coffee
(c) Araku Valley Arabica coffee
(d) Chikmagalur Arabica coffee
(e) Tchipa Arabica coffee
Q6. Name the Swiss-based NRI scientist who has been conferred with the Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Award by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind, recently.
(a) Prof. Atul Agnihotri
(b) Dr. Avni Ojha
(c) Dr Rajendra Joshi
(d) Prof. Divnan Thomas
(e) Dr. Amit Rastogi
Q7. The third edition of the biennial, bilateral exercise AUSINDEX 19 between India and Australia will be held in ___________.
Q8. In which of the following states, cultivation of Coffee is done with highest percentage in the country?
(a) Andhra Pradesh
(e) Tamil Nadu
Q9. A leading Non-Banking Financial Corporation in the Country, Power Finance Corporation (PFC) was incorporated in _______.
Q10. Sucre is the Capital city of __________.
Exp. Wipro Limited (Bengaluru Based), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company and Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), signed an MoU to collaborate on high-impact, industry-focused applied research in the areas of 5G and AI.
Exp. President Ram Nath Kovind has been conferred with the highest State honor of Bolivia, “Condor de Los Andes en el Grado de Gran Collar” during his visit to Bolivia. On the second day of President’s three-day visit to Bolivia, India and Bolivia signed eight MoUs in the fields of culture, Visa waiver arrangement for diplomats, exchange between diplomatic academies, mining, space, traditional medicine, establishment of Centre of Excellence in IT and Bi-Oceanic Railway project.
Exp. State-owned Power Finance Corporation (PFC) has completed the acquisition of majority stake in REC Ltd by transferring Rs 14,500 crore to the government. This acquisition and merger will make PFC second-largest government-owned financial player in the country based on the current market capital after State Bank of India (SBI) and also PFC will be the third-highest profit-making financial player in India.
Exp. Veteran journalist and academician Prafulla Rajguru passed away at the age of 82. Rajguru had retired as the head of the department of English from DCB Girls College in Jorhat in 1997.
Exp. The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India has recently awarded Geographical Indication (GI) to five varieties of Indian coffee. They are:
Coorg Arabica coffee,
Wayanaad Robusta coffee,
Chikmagalur Arabica coffee,
Araku Valley Arabica coffee,
Bababudangiris Arabica coffee.
Exp. Swiss-based NRI scientist Dr Rajendra Joshi has been conferred with the Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Award by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind. The Indian Ambassador to Switzerland Sibi George handed over the award citation signed by the President to Dr Joshi at his residence in Switzerland.
Exp. The third edition of the biennial, bilateral exercise AUSINDEX 19 between India and Australia will be held in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The upcoming exercise will focus on anti-submarine warfare and will see Australia’s largest defence force deployment in India.
Exp. Coffee cultivation is mainly done in the Southern States of India:Karnataka – 54%, Kerala – 19%, Tamil Nadu – 8%.
Exp. Power Finance Corporation (PFC) was incorporated on July 16th, 1986 and is a leading Non-Banking Financial Corporation in the Country. Rajeev Sharma is the Chairman & Managing Director of Power Finance Corporation.
Exp. Bolivia Capital: Sucre, Currency: Bolivian boliviano.