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1

Pulitzer Prize :
Public service (Category )

Staff of the South Florida Sun Sentinel

2

Pulitzer Prize :
Criticism (Category )

Carlos Lozada of The Washington Post

3

Pulitzer Prize :
Editorial writing(Category )

Brent Staples of the New York Times

4

Pulitzer Prize :
Fiction(Category )

“The Overstory” by Richard Powers

5

Pulitzer Prize :
Drama(Category )

“Fairview” by Jackie Sibblies Drury

6

Pulitzer Prize :
History(Category )

“Frederick Douglass” by David W. Blight

7

Pulitzer Prize :
Biography or autobiography(Category )

“The New Negro” by Jeffrey C. Stewart

8

Pulitzer Prize :
Poetry(Category )

“Be With” by Forrest Gander

9

Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Players’
Player of the Year for the 2018-19 season :
(1) male
(2) female

(1)Virgil van Dyjk, Liverpool.
(2)Vivianne Miedema, Arsenal

10

Miami Open 2019 winners :
Note : it is a tennis tournament

Roger Federer defeated John Isner
Ashleigh Barty defeated Karolina Pliskova

11

India Open 2019 winners :
Note : it is a badminton tournament

Viktor Axelsen defeated Srikanth Kidambi
Ratchanok Intanon defeated He Bingjiao

12

Malaysia Open Winners :

Lin Dan defeated Chen Long
Tai Tzu-ying defeated Akane Yamaguchi

13

Singapore Open Winners :

Kento Momota defeated Anthony Sinisuka Ginting
Tai Tzu ying defeated Nozomi Okuhara

14

Asian Athletics Championships
(1) Where was it held
(2) Who topped
(3) India's Rank
(4) Total medals of India
(5) P U Chitra won gold medal in what category

(1) Where was it held - Doha, Qatar
(2) Who topped - Bahrain
(3) India's Rank - 4
(4) Total medals of India - 17
(5) P U Chitra won gold medal in 1500 metre race

15

Badminton Asia Championships :
(a) Where was it held
(b) male category winner
(c) female category winner

(a) Where was it held -> Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium in China.
(b) male category winner -> Kento Momota defeated Shi Yuqi
(c) female category winner -> Akane Yamaguchi defeated He Bingjiao

16

Asian Wrestling Championship 2019 :
(a) Where was it held
(b) India's Rank
(c) Who won the only gold for India
(d) total number of medals for India

(a) Where was it held - Xian, China
(b) India's Rank - 8
(c) Who won the only gold for India - Bajrang Punia
(d) total number of medals for India - 16

17

Astronomers Capture First-ever Image of A Black Hole
(a) name the galaxy
(b) name the telescope

(a) galaxy : Messier 87
(b) telescope : Event Horizon

18

World Bank newly appointed President

David Malpass

19

Cyclone FANI
(a) where did it come
(b) Who suggested the name
(c) meaning of the name

(a) where did it come - Odisha
(b) Who suggested the name - Bangladesh
(c) meaning of the name - the hood of a snake

20

Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Award 2019 was awarded to whom ?

filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar
scriptwriter Salim Khan
dancing diva Helen.

21

Who has been honoured with the National
Intellectual Property Award, 2019 in the category
of Top Individual for Patents and
Commercialization ?

Dr. Benny Antony

22

The second edition of Rabindranath Tagore
Literary Prize was awarded to whom ?

author Rana Dasgupta for his 2010 novel “Solo“

23

Who has been honoured with the Order of Ikhamanga in the Silver Division

Ex-South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis

24

Who won the outstanding achievement as a
player award at the fourth edition of the annual
India Golf Industry Association (GIA) awards

Arjuna awardee and star Indian golfer Gaganjeet
Bhullar

25

The Indian Publishing company, Garuda
Prakashan Private Limited, launched its book
‘Saffron Swords- Centuries of Indic Resistance to
Invaders’. It is Written by whom ?

Manoshi Sinha Rawal

26

A book containing English translation of the 100-
year-old classic Punjabi poem about Jallianwala
Bagh massacre, was released in Abu
Dhabi.
(a) What was the name of the book ?
(b) Who commended the launch of the book ?

(a) What was the name of the book : ‘Khooni Vaisakhi’
(b) Who commended the launch of the book : India’s Ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri commended the launch of the book

27

Name the Assam’s festival which marks the beginning of the new Assamese calendar year started

the Rongali Bihu, also known as ‘Bohaag Bihu’

28

Which company has received a
licence from the Department of
Telecommunications to provide Internet and
mobile services on flights.

Bharatiya Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)

29

Which village has become India’s first carbon-positive
settlement

Phayeng Village in Imphal West district of
Manipur

30

India’s first-of-its-kind ‘Voter Park’ was
inaugurated where ?

Gurugram, Haryana

31

which has become the first major airline in the Gulf region to operate a flight without any single-use plastics on board

Etihad Airways, UAE based flag carrier

32

J. Mahendran passed away. Who was he ?

(1)film director
(2)He was also a part of the Blue Ocean Film and Television Academy (BOFTA) in Chennai.

33

Sydney Brenner passed away.
(a) Who was she ?
(b) When did she win the Nobel Prize ?
(c) the field in which she won Novel Prize ?

Sydney Brenner passed away.
(a) Who was she : Biologist
(b) When did she win the Nobel Prize : won the 2002 Nobel Prize
(c) the field in which she won Novel Prize : in Physiology or Medicine (helped decipher the genetic code)

34

SK Shivakumar died. Who was he ?

Former Director of Indian Space Research Organisation Satellite Centre (ISAC)
He was part of the team which had developed telemetry system for India’s first moon mission Chandrayan – I.

35

Jerrie Cobb passed away. Who was she ?

America’s first female astronaut candidate. Cobb became the first woman to pass astronaut testing

36

Amar Paul passed away. Who was he ?

Eminent Bengali folk singer

37

Rama Sengupta Paul passed away. Who was she ?

lady mountaineer. She led the first successful all-women expedition to Kedarnath Dome in Garhwal Himalaya

38

Mark Medoff passed away. Name the book for which he got Tony award in 1980 .

Children of a Lesser God by Mark Medoff

39

Former India footballer passed away who was also known as 'Pele of Asia'. Who was he ?

Pungam Kannan

40

Dr Negasso Gidada passed away. Who was he ?

former Ethiopian president

41

Name the Academy Award-nominated filmmaker who passed away and who was best known for “Boyz N the Hood” and “Poetic Justice” ?

John Singleton

42

Which agency was awarded the distinction of “Public Water Agency of the Year” by Global Water Intelligence at the Global Water Summit in London ?

The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG)

43

Who was decorated with Order of St Andrew
the Apostle – the highest state decoration of
Russia ?

PM Modi

44

Which organiation has bagged the prestigious ‘AIMA Managing India Award 2019 for outstanding PSU of the year.’

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC)
The award was presented by former President Pranab Mukherjee to Sanjiv Singh, Chairman, Indian Oil.

45

(a) Who has been selected for the prestigious Saraswati Samman, 2018
(b) Name the collection of poetry for which the award was conferred fir which titled .

(a) Who has been selected for the prestigious Saraswati Samman, 2018 - Telugu poet K Siva Reddy
(b) Name the collection of poetry for which the award was conferred fir which titled - Pakkaki Ottigilite

46

Which two schemes of West Bengal government have won the prestigious World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) awards of the United Nations ?

two schemes of the West Bengal government :
(1)for skill development- “Utkarsh Bangla”
(2)distribution of bicycles to students “Sabooj Sathi”

47

Who has been honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 during 4th APJ Abdul Kalam Innovation Conclave at Chandigarh University, Mohali ?

Dr. A K Singh, director at Life Sciences, DRDO

48

The photograph of which photographer has won the prestigious World Press Photo of the year award ?

John Moore's photo of a little girl crying, as she and her mother have been taken into custody by US border officials in Texas

49

Who have been selected for UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize 2019.

Reuters journalists, Kyaw Soe Oo, and Wa Lone

50

Which bank has been awarded the prestigious Celent Model Bank 2019 Award in the category of Financial Inclusion, for ‘Redesigning Lending to Reach Small Businesses’ ?

Fincare Small Finance Bank

51

Name the Indian-origin expert honoured in the 2019 list of new fellows of the UK’s Royal Society ?

Yusuf Hamied

52

Who has been awarded Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant Award and for what ?

Sunil Kumar Gautam, Special Commissioner of Police (Operations) was honoured with Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant Award for his book titled ‘Samvidhan Kavya‘

53

Who has been inducted into the prestigious Cleveland International Hall of fame ?

Indian-American scientist and social activist Sree Sreenath

54

Which institute has been selected for the National Intellectual Property Award 2019 ?

The Intellectual Property Rights Cell (IPR Cell) of Kerala Agricultural University (KAU)

55

Who has been awarded World Press Freedom Hero award in 2019 ?

Dawn editor and Columnist Cyril Almeida from Pakistan has won the IPI’s (International Press Institute) World Press Freedom Hero award in 2019

56

Name of the Sri Lanka’s first satellite

‘Raavana-1’

57

The ISRO has launched a Defence Intelligence
Satellite, EMISAT in its 47th Polar Satellite Launch
Vehicle (PSLV) mission, along with 28 other
customer satellites. Name the rocket carrying it ?

PSLVC45 Rocket.

58

Which company has developed ‘largest power storage system in Asia’ at Osaka train station in Japan ?

Tesla has developed it and it was launched in partnership with Kintetsu, a railway operator in Japan’s Osaka

59

Which country has launched the world’s first fullyfledged 5G mobile networks ?

South Korea

60

Anthos is the platform of which company ?

Google launched Anthos

61

most powerful operational rocket in the world, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy is whose company's product ?

Elon Musk’s space company

62

A female NASA astronaut is going to have her mission on the International Space Station (ISS) extended to 328 days, which would set a record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman. Name the woman ?

NASA astronaut Christina Koch

63

The Gairdner Foundation announced the 2019 Canada Gairdner Award laureates. Who won it ?

Vikram Patel (for his research on mental health problems)

64

Who was felicitated by the Asian Tour with a Special Achievement Award for his contributions to Asian Golf ?

Dr. Pawan Munjal, Chairman, Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters.

65

Who has been awarded prestigious Zayed Medal by the UAE ?

The UAE honoured PM Narendra Modi with the prestigious Zayed Medal
(President of the UAE : Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan)

66

(a) Which company has been named as the ‘Global Slag Company of the Year’ at the 14th Global Slag Conference and Exhibition 2019 ?
(b) Where was the conference held ?

(a) Which company has been named as the ‘Global Slag Company of the Year’ at the 14th Global Slag Conference and Exhibition 2019 - Tata Steel
(b) Where was the conference held - Aachen, Germany

67

Wisden Almanack’s ‘Leading Cricketer of the Year’
(a) male
(b) female

Wisden Almanack’s ‘Leading Cricketer of the Year’
(a) male : Virat kohli
(b) female : Smriti Mandhana

68

Who was named by Asian Athletic Association (AAA) as the best athletic coach in Asia for the short-haul run category in 2019 ?

Indonesian Eni Nuraeni

69

Which India’s education technology startup won a $25,000 tech prize in 'The Next Billion Edtech Prize 2019', run by UK based Varkey Foundation ?

India’s education technology startup ‘Dost Education’

70

What is the average base rate set by the RBI to be charged from borrowers by non banking financial companies (NBFCs) and micro-finance institutions (MFIs) for the first quarter of the next fiscal ?

9.21%

71

Which bank will charge customers for UPI transactions starting 1st of May 2019 ? The first 30 UPI fund transfers will be free, after which a charge will be levied.

Kotak Mahindra Bank

72

Karnataka Bank entered into an MoU with which Insurance Company to distribute the Insurance Company's life insurance products ?

Bharti AXA Life Insurance Company

73

Lakshmi Vilas Bank merged with which entity ?

Indiabulls Housing Finance (IBH)

74

The RBI came out with guidelines for banks to set up new currency chests
(1) minimum area :
(2) processing capacity per day :

The RBI came out with guidelines for banks to set up new currency chests
(1) minimum area : 1,500 square feet
(2) processing capacity per day : capacity of 6.6 lakh pieces of banknotes per day

75

Emirates Islamic has announced the launch of Chat Banking services for customers through which app ?


WhatsApp

76

RBL Bank has partnered with which entity to improve the lender’s customer experience ?

CreditVidya

77

An arm of RBI, has launched a 5G Use Cases Lab for banking and financial sector. Name the arm ?

The Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT)

78

Which bank has launched ‘NRI-InstaOnline’ account opening process for NRIs residing in the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) member countries.

IDBI Bank

79

ACI Worldwide announced that a Bank has successfully rolled out major new functionality to support EMV card acquiring across its ATM network . It is the first public sector bank to shift to EMV chip and PIN for card present transactions across the country’s vast ATM network. Name the bank ?

Canara Bank

80

Bandhan Bank amalgated with which entity ?

Gruh Finance

81

Bank of Maharashtra has partnered with which platform for MSME bill discounting ?

M1Xchange Trade Receivables Discounting System (TReDS) platform

82

The RBI has divested its entire stake held in two of the entities to the Government . Which are they ?

National Housing Bank (NHB), and NABARD

83

Which bank has launched the first debit card-based authentication solution on NPCI’s (National Payments Corporation ofIndia) e-Mandate (electronicmandate) API (Application Program Interface) platform.

Kotak Mahindra Bank

84

Which bank has become the first central bank in
the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region to begin an explicit interest rate easing cycle?

RBI

85

SBI has launched India’s first ‘Green Car Loan’ (Electric Vehicle) to encourage customers to buy electric vehicles. The new scheme ‘Green Car Loan’ will offer the loan at a few basis points lower than the interest rate on the existing car loan schemes. How much lower is it ?

20 basis points lower

86

The RBI issued Rs20 denomination banknotes in the
Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, bearing the
signature of Shri Shaktikanta Das, Governor, RBI.
(a) it bears motif of :
(b) size :
(c) colour :

(a) it bears motif of :motif of Ellora Caves on the reverse
(b) size : 63 mm x 129 mm
(c) colour : Greenish Yellow

87

’Webassurance’ is an initiative of which three firms/entities ?

Canara Bank
HSBC
Oriental Bank of Commerce

88

IndusInd Bank merged with which entity ?

Bharat Financial Inclusion (BFIL)

89

Indian Navy signed an MoU with which entity to undertake joint research and development of advanced technologies for the Indian Navy

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

90

National Thermal Power Corporation has inked a term-loan agreement with Canara Bank to raise some amount which would be used to part finance its capital expenditure. What is the amount ?

Rs 2,000 crore

91

BSE has signed a MoU with which entity to strengthen the BSE Startups platform

HDFC Bank

92

India along with which country launched a joint programme that will work towards addressing a range of challenges around smart cities and clean technologies among others ?

India and Sweden

93

PAISALO Digital Limited signed the first co-origination loan agreement with SBI, the first agreement of its kind in the country that SBI has signed.
What is the range of the loan ticket ?

the loan ticket is designed at Rs 10,000 to 2 lakh

94

The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute
(CMFRI) and which organisation have joined hands to map, validate and protect smaller wetlands in coastal
regions ?

The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) and the ISRO

95

Which IT Company has partnered with the Department of Posts in a bid to transform it into a multi-service digital hub ?

TCS

96

BSE has entered a MoU with which global cybersecurity services provider to provide cybersecurity services to its members ?

Network Intelligence

97

The Ministry of AYUSH inked a Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) with which entity for cooperation in research and education in areas of traditional systems of medicine and its integration with modern science ?

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

98

Indian Army signed a MOU with which entity , to build four underground tunnels along China and Pakistan borders for storage of ammunition and other war-related equipment

National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) Limited

99

China has successfully launched the first of its new generation data relay satellite. What is the name of it ?

Tianlian II-01

100

Nepal successfully launched its first satellite into space. What is the name of it ?

NepaliSat-1

101

Which entity has introduced a new and unique platform for wholesale cryptocurrency trading ? This platform works on ‘free trading model’ which means it charges zero fee on any trade.

BuyUcoin

102

Which company has joined hands with Google to enable its customers to carry out voice-based financial transactions

Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management (RNAM)

103

US-based Strong-Bridge Envision has been acquired by which IT firm ?

IT major HCL Technologies

104

The SEBI has given approval to which mobile payments company to start offering broking services ?


Paytm Money

105

Larsen & Toubro’s is going to acquire what percent stake in Mindtree

up to 66.15%

106

The DoT has approved the merger of Tata Teleservices with which firm ?

Bharti Airtel Ltd.

107

PayU, Digital payments security and payment facilitator has acquired a US-based financial technology firm for USD 70 million. What is the name of the firm ?

Wibmo

108

Which company has become the first Indian retail company to clock more than Rs 1 lakh crore in annual revenues ?

Reliance retail

109

SBI General Insurance has launched a product to protect businesses from financial and reputational losses due to cyber-attacks. Name the product ?

Cyber Defence Insurance

110

‘Total Health Secure Goal’ is a product of which of the two entities ?

Bajaj Allianz General Insurance and Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance.

111

After Apple and Amazon, which company has reached a valuation of one trillion dollars ?

Microsoft

112

Wipro Consumer Care has acquired a Philippines based company. What is the name of the company ?

‘Splash’

113

The Centre has set up a tribunal, to adjudicate if there exists sufficient cause to ban the Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir (JeI) and the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Yasin Malik (JKLF-Y) faction. Who will head the tribunal ?


Justice Chander Shekhar of the Delhi High Court

114

Insurance Regulatory & Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has set up a 13-member committee to review the regulatory framework on microinsurance & recommend measures to increase the demand for such products. Who will head the committee ?

IRDAI Executive Director Suresh Mathur

115

WhatsApp launched an India-focused factchecking feature to combat fake news and rumours starting with the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections. For this it has collaborated with which Indiabased media skilling startup

PROTO

116

Who launched ‘CRPF Veer Parivar’ app, a mobile application for families of CRPF personnel killed in the line of duty

President Kovind

117

Bharti Airtel alongwith which organisation launched a carrier agnostic safety app named ‘My Circle’ ?

FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO, the women business wing of apex trade body FICCI)

118

Which state ranks number 1 in the eLearning training program of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Government India.

Telangana

119

'Kandhamal Haldi’, a variety of turmeric , has earned the Geographical indication (GI) tag from Intellectual Property India. To which area does it belong ?

It is indigenous to southern Odisha

120

MD and CEO of ICICI Securities

Sanjeev Chandok

121

International Cricket Council (ICC) CEO ->

manu sawhney

122

new president of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) – India

Vikramjit Singh Sahney

123

Name the vice president for Google India and South East Asia, who is leaving the company ?

Rajan Anandan

124

(1) Name the Algeria’s President who resigned from the post :
(2) Name the Algeria’s resident who is new interim president of the country :

(1) Name the Algeria’s President who resigned from the post : Abdelaziz Bouteflika
(2) Name the Algeria’s resident who is new interim president of the country : Abdelkader Bensalah

125

Who has won the Israeli PM election ?

Benjamin Netanyahu

126

Who was appointed as the first Chief Justice of the newly-constituted Andhra Pradesh High Court.

Justice Vikram Nath

127

Karnam Sekar will take over as MD and CEO of :
R A Sankara Narayanan will take over as MD and CEO of :

Karnam Sekar will take over as MD and CEO of : Indian Overseas Bank
R A Sankara Narayanan will take over as MD and CEO of : Canara Bank

128

Who has been appointed as the President of the World Bank.

David Malpass

129

Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) ->
(a) Managing Director
(b) Executive Vice-Chairman

Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) ->
(a) Managing Director : C.S. Rajan
(b) Executive Vice-Chairman : Vineet Nayyar

130

Managing Director of Life Insurance Corporation of India

Managing Director of Life Insurance Corporation of India : Vipin Anand
NOTE : M R Kumar has been appointed as the Chairman of LIC.

131

new PM of Haiti

Jean Michel Lapin

132

Who was appointed as the first woman vice-chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia

Professor Najma Akhtar

133

Who became the first Indian to be appointed Chair of International Hockey Federation (FIH) Health and Safety Committee ?

Bibhu Kalyan Nayak

134

Palestinian new PM ?

Mohammed Ishtayeh -> the new Palestinian PM

135

Who has been named the goodwill ambassador of Team India at the Street Child Cricket World Cup (SCCWC) ?

Mithali Raj

136

Name the Mali’s PM who has resigned

Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga

137

Deutsche Bank appointed whom as the chief executive officer for India

Kaushik Shaparia

138

Twitter has appointed whom as the Managing Director of its India operations ?

Manish Maheshwari

139

Who has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Seychelles

General (Retd.) Dalbir Singh Suhag

140

Hockey India named whom as the new chief coach of the India men’s hockey team

Graham Reid

141

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019 :
(a) where was it held ?
(b) Who defeated whom ?
(c) related to which game ?

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019 :
(a) where was it held - Ipoh, Malaysia
(b) Who defeated whom - South Korea defeated India
(c) related to which game - Hockey

142

Who won
Bahrain Grand Prix 2019 +
Chinese Grand Prix 2019 +
British Grand Prix 2019 +
France Grand Prix 2019 +
Spanish Grand Prix 2019 +
Hungarian Grand Prix 2019 +
Monaco Grand Prix 2019 +
Canadian Grand Prix 2019 ?

Lewis Hamilton

143

Who won Australian Grand Prix + Azerbaijan Grand Prix ?

Valtteri Bottas

144

Who won Austrian Grand Prix + German Grand Prix ?

Max Verstappen

145

Who became the first Indian male squash player to enter the top 10 in latest Professional Squash Association (PSA) world rankings ?

Saurav Ghosal

146

Who has become the first Indian to be elected as a member of FIFA Executive Council ?

Praful Patel, president of All India Football Federation (AIFF)

147

Winners of 43rd edition of Paris Marathon :
(a) male
(b) female

Winners of 43rd edition of Paris Marathon :
(a) male : Abrha Milaw
(b) female : Gelete Burka

148

Famous Golfer Tiger Woods won which competition for which he was awarded Green Jacket ?

Augusta Masters

149

India bagged a Gold and two Silver medals at the Boxing World Cup at Cologne in Germany. Who won the Gold medal and in which category ?

Meena Kumari Maisnam (from Manipur) claimed the Gold medal in the 54 kg category

150

Dutch International badminton title :
(a) where was it held :
(b) who defeated whom :

Dutch International badminton title :
(a) where was it held : in The Hague, Netherlands
(b) who defeated whom : Harsheel Dani (India) defeated Mads Christophersen of Denmark

151

Who stands at world number one spot in the men’s 65- kilogram freestyle category rankings ?

Bajrang Punia

152

Who became the first Italian to win an ATP Masters 1000 title at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters ?

Fabio Fognini

153

ISSF World Cup in Beijing :
10 metres Air Pistol Mixed Team event ->
10 metres Air Rifle Mixed Team event ->

ISSF World Cup in Beijing :
10 metres Air Pistol Mixed Team event -> Shooters Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary
10 metres Air Rifle Mixed Team event -> Anjum Moudgil and Divyansh Singh Panwar

154

Who won Asian Snooker Tour title ?

Pankaj Advani

155

Asian Boxing Championships :
(a) where :
(b) Gold medal winners :

Asian Boxing Championships :
(a) where : Bangkok
(b) Gold medal winners : Pooja Rani and Amit Panghal

156

Who won the 10m air pistol gold medal at the ISSF World Cup at Beijing, China.

Abhishek Verma

157

Stuttgart’s Porsche Grand Prix :
Who defeated whom ?

Petra Kvitova beat Anett Kontaveit

158

Who will become the first female umpire to officiate in a men’s one-day international at the ICC World Cricket League Division Two match

Australia’s Claire Polosak

159

Who won the Barcelona Open 2019

Dominic Thiem (Austria)
He defeated Daniil Medvedev (Russia)

160

Who is set to become the first wrestler from India to fight at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York

Bajrang Punia

161

Who has developed the ‘largest power storage system in Asia’ at Osaka train station in Japan to reduce energy demand and provide emergency backup power to trains in Japan.

Tesla has developed it
NOTE : It was Launched in partnership with Kintetsu (a railway operator in Japan’s Osaka. )

162

Zoologists at Trinity College Dublin have discovered two new bird species . Name them and where have they been found ?

The two species are : the Wakatobi white-eye and the Wangi-Wangi white-eye
They have been found in the Wakatobi Archipelago of Sulawesi, Indonesia

163

Who has withdrawn from the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty ?

US

164

Name the lady who won Slovakia’s presidential election ?

Zuzana Caputova

165

Who is the new king of Japan with the throning of which a new era has begun ?
What is the name of the new era ?
What was the name of the previous era ?
When will the new era begin ?

Who is the new king of Japan with the throning of which a new era has begun : Narohito
What is the name of the new era - Reiwa
What was the name of the previous era - Heisei
When will the new era begin - 1 May

166

“African Lion 2019” is the military exercise between which two countries ?

military exercise between Morocco and the US

167

India has signed an MoU with the National Bank for
Agriculture and Rural Development Consultancy
Service (NABCONS) for setting up the India-Africa
Institute of Agriculture and Rural Development
(IAIARD). Where has it been planned to get it opened ?

in Malawi

168

Who designated Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) a foreign terrorist organisation ?

The US
It is the first time that the US has designated an entity of another government as a terrorist organization

169

Name the firm to launch one of the first commercial drone delivery businesses ?

Google parent Alphabet

170

Name the first city in the world to implement a 24-hour, seven day a week Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), inside which vehicles will have to meet tough emissions standards or face a charge.

London

171

Who will be the Guest of Honour country at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

India

172

According to the data complied by the Bloomberg, name the World's top three largest equity markets in value ?

1 - US
2 - Mainland China
3 - Hong Kong

173

Which country has created world’s first armed amphibious drone boat named ‘Marine Lizard’ ?

China has created world’s first armed amphibious drone boat named ‘Marine Lizard’.
NOTE : It is guided by China’s BeiDou Navigation Satellite System

174

Where has Google opened its first African artificial intelligence (AI) centre ?

in Ghana’s capital Accra

175

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank have together launched a private blockchain with a pseudo-token. What is the new token called ?

The new token is called “Learning Coin”

176

Where was Asian Tea Alliance (ATA) launched ?

in Guizhou, China

177

Who won Ukraine’s presidential election ?

Volodymyr Zelenskiy

178

Which organisation has announced the creation of the Amartya Sen Chair in Inequality Studies ?

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

179

Which country has released a special commemorative stamp on the theme of Ramayana to mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of its diplomatic ties with India ?

Indonesia

180

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that he would name a new community in the Golan Heights after whose name ?

US President Donald Trump

181

Which country has successfully tested the world's first floating nuclear power plant ?
What is the name of the floating nuclear power plant ?

Which country has successfully tested the world's first floating nuclear power plant - Russia
What is the name of the floating nuclear power plant - Akademik Lomonosov

182

Where was the world’s first-ever malaria vaccine launched ?
What is the name of the vaccine ?

Where was the world’s first-ever malaria vaccine launched - Africa’s Malawi
What is the name of the vaccine - vaccine, known as RTS,S

183

Which country along with Pakistan has agreed to set up a joint border “reaction force” to combat the attacks by militant groups on both sides their frontier ?

Iran

184

Name the 'first Indian shipyard' to build and deliver 100 warships

Garden Reach Ship Builders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE)

185

Name the longest suspension bridge built by the Indian Army ?
Over which river has it been built ?



Name the longest suspension bridge built by the Indian Army - Maitri Bridge
Over which river has it been built - Indus River

186

Exercise Mitra Shakti takes place between which two countries ?

Indian Army and the Sri Lankan Army

187

exercise, ‘Bold Kurukshetra–2019’
(a) name the countries between which the exercise takes place :
(b) where did it take place :

exercise, ‘Bold Kurukshetra–2019’
(a) name the countries between which the exercise takes place : India and Singapore
(b) where did it take place : Babina Cantonment in Jhansi

188

IN – VPN BILATEX (India Navy and Vietnam Peoples' Navy Bilateral Exercise):
(a) between which two countries :
(b) where did it take place :

IN – VPN BILATEX (India Navy and Vietnam Peoples' Navy Bilateral Exercise):
(a) between which two countries : Indian Navy and Vietnam
(b) where did it take place : at/ off Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam

189

Indian Navy will participate in International Fleet Review (IFR) that is scheduled to take place in Qingdao, China as part of 70th Anniversary celebrations of People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLA Navy). Name the ships taking part from India

INS Kolkata and INS Shakti

190

naval exercise ‘Varuna‘ between which two countries ?

India and France

191

A report by OpenSignal, which is named as ‘OpenSignal’s Hottest city for 4G Availability’ reveals the 4G Availability in India’s 50 largest cities. Name the city which topped the list.

Dhanbad, also known as the coal capital of India has the highest 4G availability

192

President Ram Nath Kovind has released the national ranking of higher institutes by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD) in New Delhi.
(a) Best Institute :
(b) Best College :
(c) Best Medical College :

President Ram Nath Kovind has released the national ranking of higher institutes by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD) in New Delhi.
(a) Best Institute : IIT Madras
(b) Best College : Delhi University’s Miranda House
(c) Best Medical College : AIIMS

193

As per the World Bank Report titled ‘World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief’, which country is the world's top recipient of remittances ?

India retained its position as the world’s top recipient of remittances with its diaspora sending a whopping USD 79 billion back home in 2018.

194

According to a report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA),
(a) what was the annual growth rate of population of India between 2010 and 2019 :
(b) To what number the poulation reached :

According to a report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA),
(a) what was the annual growth rate of population of India between 2010 and 2019 : 1.2%
(b) To what number the poulation reached : 1.36 billion

195

As per Forbes World’s Best Bank survey, which Bank has been identified as number 1 by customers in India ?

HDFC bank

196

Which of the three Indians have been given place in the 'Time 100 Most Influential People 2019 list' ?

Mukesh Ambani
Arundhati Katju
Menaka Guruswamy

197

World Press Freedom Index 2019, released by Reporters Without Borders (Paris based) :
(a) India's rank :
(b) Which country topped :

World Press Freedom Index 2019, released by Reporters Without Borders (Paris based) :
(a) India's rank : 140
(b) Which country topped : Norway

198

India's rank in Startup Ecosystem Ranking for 2019 released by StartupBlink :

India was ranked 17th position

199

The Index of Cancer Preparedness (ICP) released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) :
(a) India's rank :
(b) Which country topped :

The Index of Cancer Preparedness (ICP) released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) :
(a) India's rank : 19
(b) Which country topped : Australia

200

According to new data think tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), what was India's rank in the world’s biggest military spender in 2018 ?

Fourth
(1) US
(2) China
(3) Saudi Arabia
(4) India

201

World Autism Awareness Day:
(a) Date :
(b) Theme :

World Autism Awareness Day:
(a) Date : 2nd April
(b) Theme : ‘Assistive Technologies, Active Participation’

202

International Mine Awareness Day (IMAD):
(a) Date :
(b) Theme :

International Mine Awareness Day (IMAD):
(a) Date : 4th of April
(b) Theme : “United Nations Promotes SDGs – Safe Ground – Safe Home”.

203

National Maritime Day
(a) Date :
(b) Theme :

National Maritime Day
(a) Date : April 5
(b) Theme : “Indian Ocean-An Ocean of opportunity”

204

World Health Day
(a) Date :
(b) Theme :


World Health Day
(a) Date : April 7
(b) Theme : ‘Universal health coverage (UHC): Everyone, Everywhere’, according to WHO

205

World Homoeopathy Day 2019
(a) date :
(b) founder :

World Homoeopathy Day 2019
(a) date : April 10
(b) founder : Dr Christian Fredrich Samuel Hahnemann

206

International Day of Human Space Flight is celebrated on

12 April

207

International Day for Monuments and Sites ->
(a) Date :
(b) Theme :

International Day for Monuments and Sites ->
(a) Date : 18 April
(b) Theme : Rural Landscapes

208

Earth Day ->
(a) Date :
(b) Theme :

Earth Day ->
(a) Date : 22 April
(b) Theme : Protect Our Species

209

World Book Day ->
(a) Date :
(b) for 2019, which country has been declared as the World Book Capital :

World Book Day ->
(a) Date : 23 April
(b) for 2019, which country has been declared as the World Book Capital : Sharjah, UAE

210

National Panchayati Raj Day is celebrated on

24 April

211

World Malaria Day (WMD) ->
(a) Date :
(b) Theme :

World Malaria Day (WMD) ->
(a) Date : 25 April
(b) Theme : 'Zero Malaria Starts with Me'

212

World Intellectual Property Day ->
(a) Date :
(b) Theme :

World Intellectual Property Day ->
(a) Date : 26 April
(b) Theme : Reach Gold-Intellectual Property (IP) And Sports

213

International Dance Day is celebrated on -

29 April
NOTE : International Dance Day is celebrated on the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre, creator of modern ballet

214

Tata Power and which firm signed a memorandum of understanding to set up integrated customer services and optimize value for customers ?

Indraprastha Gas Limited

215

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has inked an MoU with which institution to collaborate in the field of standardisation and conformity assessment

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D)

216

BSE and India International Exchange (India INX) have signed a memorandum of understanding with which exchange to connect investor community and companies in countries - Russia and India, besides allowing a capital formation platform

Moscow Exchange (MOEX)