Current Affairs Quiz for NIACL AO Mains |16th February 2019

Current Affairs Quiz for NIACL AO Mains

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Q1. The Government of India, Government of Himachal Pradesh (GoHP) and the World Bank signed a __________ Loan Agreement to help bring clean and reliable drinking water to the citizens of the Greater Shimla area.

(a) $200 Million

(b) $80 Million

(c) $150 Million

(d) $90 Million

(e) $40 Million

Q2. The Indian Government has signed a deal with the US under Fast Track Procurement (FTP) to avail the Indian Army with 72,400 new ‘Sig Sauer Assault Rifles’. These new rifles will come at a cost of around ___________.

(a) Rs. 300 Crore

(b) Rs. 700 Crore

(c) Rs. 450 Crore

(d) Rs. 1000 Crore

(e) Rs. 1250 Crore

Q3. Which of the following state has announced a Universal Old Age Pension scheme, named Mukhya Mantri Vriddha Pension Yojana (MMVPY), that facilitates the amount of Rs. 400 monthly pension for all in the state above the age of 60 who are not getting a pension from the government?

(a) Haryana

(b) Madhya Pradesh

(c) Uttar Pradesh

(d) Sikkim

(e) Bihar

Q4. India has withdrawn the MFN status that it had granted to Pakistan. What does F stands for in MFN?

(a) Friendly

(b) Financial

(c) Finance

(d) Fiscal

(e) Favoured

Q5. NASA announced that its Opportunity Rover mission is complete. This was launched by NASA in________.

(a) 1999

(b) 2003

(c) 2010

(d) 2007

(e) 2013

Q6.  Who among the following has been appointed as the Election Commissioner?

(a) Sushil Chandra

(b) O P Rawat

(c) Sunil Arora

(d) Sunil Chandra

(e) R S Sharma

Q7. India has withdrawn the MFN status that it had granted to Pakistan. In which year India had granted the status to Pakistan?

(a) 2016

(b) 2006

(c) 1986

(d) 1996

(e) 2004

Q8. Who among the following has been appointed as the new chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)?

(a) R S Sharma

(b) Pramod Chandra Mody

(c) R K Singh

(d) Bimal Jalan

(e) Sitakant Mahapatra

Q9. Who among the following has been awarded the ‘Oscat’ by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)?

(a) Bradley Cooper

(b) Denzel Washington

(c) Johnny Depp

(d) Brad Pitt

(e)  Angelina Jolie

Q10. Under Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan Yojana, the unorganised sector workers, with income of less than _______ per month and who belong to the entry age group of 18-40 years, will be eligible for the scheme.

(a) Rs 18,000

(b) Rs 5,000

(c) Rs 15,000

(d) Rs 10,000

(e) Rs 7500

Solutions

Ans.1.(e)

Exp. The Government of India, Government of Himachal Pradesh (GoHP) and the World Bank signed a $40 Million Loan Agreement to help bring clean and reliable drinking water to the citizens of the Greater Shimla area, who have been facing severe water shortages and water-borne epidemics over the last few years.

Ans.2.(b)

Exp.These new rifles will come at a cost of around Rs. 700 Crore and will be used by the army troops deployed along the 3,600 km China’s border.

Ans.3.(e)

Exp. Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar announced a Universal Old Age Pension scheme, named Mukhya Mantri Vriddha Pension Yojana (MMVPY), that facilitates the amount of Rs. 400 monthly pension for all in the state above the age of 60 who are not getting a pension from the government.

Ans.4.(e)

Sol. Following the attack in Jammu & Kashmir’s Pulwama that left 44 CRPF personnel dead, India has withdrawn the MFN (Most Favoured Nation) status that it had granted to Pakistan.

Ans.5.(b)

Exp.The robotic rover, which wandered the surface of the red planet for over 15 years, was launched by NASA in July 2003 as a part of its Mars Exploration Rover program.

Ans.6.(a)

Exp. President Ram Nath Kovind appointed Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) Chairman Sushil Chandra as an Election Commissioner.

Ans.7.(d)

Exp. India had granted the status of MFN (Most Favoured Nation) to Pakistan in 1996, a year after WTO’s formation.

S8. Ans.(b)

Exp.  Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has appointed senior IRS officer Pramod Chandra Mody as chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). He will succeed Sushil Chandra, who was recently appointed Election Commissioner.

S9. Ans.(a)

Exp. Bradley Cooper has been awarded the ‘Oscat’ by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The animal rights organisation awarded Cooper “for his enlightened decision to cast his own canine companion in ‘A Star Is Born’ rather than using one supplied by a notorious animal exhibitor”.

Ans.10.(c)

Exp. The unorganised sector workers, with income of less than Rs 15,000 per month and who belong to the entry age group of 18-40 years, will be eligible for the scheme.

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