Current Affairs Quiz for SBI/LIC AAO Mains 9th March 2019

Current Affairs Quiz

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Q1. Zhores Alferov has passed away recently. He was a ________________ physicist.

(a) Russian

(b) American

(c) Canadian

(d) Indian

(e) Australian

Q2. Former Finance Secretary Ajay Narayan Jha has joined as a member of the 15th Finance Commission. Jha has been posted in place of-

(a) Hasmukh Adhia

(b) Shaktikanta Das

(c) Raghuram Rajan

(d) SS Mundra

(e) Urjit Patel

Q3. Who has launched a comprehensive scheme for the development of knitting and knitwear sector under PowerTex India in New Delhi?

(a) Narendra Modi

(b) Radha Mohan Singh

(c) Smriti Zubin Irani

(d) Ajay Tamta

(e) Piyush Goyal

Q4. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the ‘Pradhan Mantri JI-VAN Yojana’ for providing financial support to the Integrated Bioethanol Projects. What is the meaning of “I” in JI-VAN?

(a) Initial

(b) Increase

(c) Indian

(d) Indhan

(e) Import

Q5. Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) took part in the 3-day ‘Mainamati Maitree Exercise 2019’ as a part of ‘Confidence Building Measures’ between India and Bangladesh held in-

(a) Aizawl, Mizoram

(b) Gangtok, Sikkim

(c) Kolkata, West Bengal

(d) Patna, Bihar

(e) Agartala, Tripura

Q6. A loan agreement of USD 455 million was signed between the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the Government of India for financing the _____________________ Rural Roads Projects.

(a) Rajasthan

(b) Kerala

(c) West Bengal

(d) Andhra Pradesh

(e) Bihar

Q7. Which company has launched ‘bank locker protector policy’, the first stand-alone bank locker cover offered by any insurance company with a plan to protect the contents of a bank locker such as jewelry, title documents, and other valuables?

(a) IFFCO Tokio General Insurance

(b) Bajaj Allianz General Insurance

(c) New India Assurance

(d) Tata AIG General Insurance Company Limited

(e) Bharti AXA General Insurance

Q8. Gram Samridhi Yojana, a Rs 3,000 crore scheme funded by the __________________ and the Government of India, is being worked upon by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries in order to strengthen the unorganised food processing sector concentrated in rural areas.

(a) IMF

(b) AIIB

(c) World Bank

(d) ADB

(e) NDB

Q9. Which State has launched ‘Mukhyamantri Parivar Samman Nidhi’ scheme recently?

(a) Bihar

(b) Maharashtra

(c) Rajasthan

(d) Punjab

(e) Haryana

Q10. A water conservation scheme ‘Jal Amrutha’ was launched by-

(a) Odisha

(b) Karnataka

(c) Madhya Pradesh

(d) Uttar Pradesh

(e) Gujarat

Solution

Ans.1.(a)

Exp.  Zhores Alferov, a Russian physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, has passed away. He was 88. In 2000, Alferov received the Nobel Prize in Physics together with US scientists Jack Kilby and Herbert Kroemer, for developing semiconductor heterostructures used in high-speed-and optoelectronics.

Ans.2.(b)

Exp. Former Finance Secretary Ajay Narayan Jha has joined as a member of the 15th Finance Commission. Jha has been posted in place of Shaktikanta Das who had resigned as a member of the Commission after being appointed the RBI Governor. Jha is a 1982-batch IAS officer of Manipur cadre. He was retired as a Finance Secretary to the central government.

Ans.3.(c)

Exp.  Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani launched a comprehensive scheme for the development of knitting and knitwear sector under PowerTex India in New Delhi. Apart from financial incentives, the two key elements are Yarn Bank and financial assistance for the solar energy scheme.

Ans.4.(d)

Exp.  The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the ‘Pradhan Mantri Jaiv Indhan- Vatavaran Anukool fasal awashesh Nivaran (JI-VAN) Yojana’ for providing financial support to the Integrated Bioethanol Projects.

Ans.5.(e)

Exp.  Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) took part in the 3-day ‘Mainamati Maitree Exercise 2019’ as a part of ‘Confidence Building Measures’ between India and Bangladesh held in Agartala, Tripura. The main objective of this exercise was to plan and conduct anti-smuggling and anti-criminal activity related operations with an aim to achieve better joint operational efficiency and border management in the area.

Ans.6.(d)

Exp. A loan agreement of USD 455 million was signed between the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the Government of India for financing the Andhra Pradesh Rural Roads Projects. These projects will connect 3,300 habitations with a population of more than 250, and benefit around 2 million people. It is the third project in Andhra Pradesh signed by the AIIB after two projects in Power Sector and Water Sector.

Ans.7.(a)

Exp. IFFCO Tokio General Insurance has launched ‘bank locker protector policy’, the first stand-alone bank locker cover offered by any insurance company with a plan to protect the contents of a bank locker such as jewelry, title documents, and other valuables. The policy offers a cover against various risks including fire, earthquake, burglary, holdup or any act of terrorism. It offers 7 options of sum insured ranging from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 40 lakh and above and the premium rate is affordable with a cover of Rs 3 lakh available at just Rs 300.

Ans.8.(c)

Exp. Gram Samridhi Yojana, a Rs 3,000 crore scheme funded by the World Bank and the Government of India, is being worked upon by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries in order to strengthen the unorganised food processing sector concentrated in rural areas.

Ans.9.(e)

Exp. ‘Mukhyamantri Parivar Samman Nidhi’ scheme was launched by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Chandigarh. It is primarily meant for farmers of the state who cultivate on land with areas up to 5 acres and the families with an income of less than Rs. 15,000 per month. The scheme would provide a sum of Rs. 6,000 yearly and each family has to nominate a member who will be provided with this amount.

Ans.10.(b)

Exp. A water conservation scheme ‘Jal Amrutha’ was launched by Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy in Bengaluru. A function was organized by the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj department at Dr. B R Ambedkar Bhavan in Bengaluru.

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