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1

Union Government scrapped which article in J&K
and introduced a new bill named “J&K Reorganisation
Bill 2019”

370 and 35A

2

Lalit Kala Akademi, celebrated
its which foundation day in New Delhi ?

65th Foundation Day

3

India contributed what amount to the UN Palestine
refugee agency and the amount will be handed over to whom ?

amount : 5 million USD
handed over to : United Nations Relief and
Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian Refugees

4

Rajya Sabha has passed a Bill for more judges in
Supreme Court. The bill proposed an increase in the
sanctioned strength of the Supreme Court. What is the proposed increased strength now ?

33 (earlier it was 30)

5

The Jury unanimously conferred the award for the Most Film Friendly State to which state in the 66th National Film Awards ?

"Uttarakhand"

6

Department of Heavy Industry has sanctioned how many
electric buses under the phase II of Faster Adoption and
Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles (FAME)
India scheme

5,595 electric buses

7

India and which country have agreed to set up a Joint
Technical committee for optimum use of Ganges water

Bangladesh

8

Union HRD Minister will launch an initiative to create awareness about Water Conservation among all school students in the country.Name the initiative

‘Samagra Shiksha-Jal Suraksha’

9

President Ram Nath Kovind has signed National Medical
Commission Bill. The NMC bill aims at mega reforms in
the medical education sector . Which bill will it replace ?

the nearly 63-year-old Indian Medical Council Act.

10

President has approved the Motor Vehicles
(Amendment) Act, 2019. The bill amends which act ?

the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988

11

"One Nation One Ration Card" scheme to be rolled out in India from which date ?

June 1, 2020

12

Khadi and Village Industry Commission has
launched an initiative on World Tribal Day. Under
this mission, the commission will give leather kits to the
leather artisans across the nation. Name the mission/initiative ?

"Leather Mission"

13

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, hosted an
event. The reception was hosted on the occasion of the 77th anniversary of Quit India Day (August 9) at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Name the event ?

'At Home’ reception for freedom fighters

14

Which State has flagged off 5 Anti-Riot police vehicle, also known as Vajra

Arunachal Pradesh

15

Maharashtra has launched an initiative to
train athletes from Chandrapur and Gadchiroli for
international events like the Olympics. Name the mission ?

Mission Shakti

16

Which state assembly passed Bills against mob
lynching and honour killing after Manipur ?

Rajasthan

17

Centre has approved a Kosi-Mechi river interlining
project in Bihar. Estimated cost of the project is ?

Rs 4,900 crore.

18

Which state government will launch the Navodayam scheme which is an outreach programme for
thousands of ailing Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the state ?

Andhra Pradesh government

19

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan for improving road infrastructure in 34 districts of Maharashtra. What is the amount ?

200 million USD

20

"Vriksharopan Mahakumbh" drive :
(a) name the state whose initiative it was ?
(b) created a world record by planting how many trees ?
(c) when was it launched ?

(a) state : UP
(b) created a world record by planting how many trees - more than 22 crores
(c) when was it launched - on the occasion of 77th anniversary of Quit India Movement

21

The United States has officially labeled which country as a "currency manipulator" ?

China.

22

Bangladesh signed a deal with which country for the supply of uranium for its 2400 MW Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) ?

Russia

23

How many Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh have been issued identity documents by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) ?

5 lakhs

24

Iran unveiled 3 precision-guided air-to-air missiles. Name them -

"Yasin"
"Balaban"
"Ghaem"

25

Australian Super and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan will
invest how much in the National Investment and
Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) Master Fund

$1 billion each

26

To harness electricity from ocean waves , The Indian Institute of Technology Madras partnered with which institute

National Institute of Ocean Technology

27

An agreement has been signed between two parties to kickstart a skill development programme for people related to solar thermal energy sector. One party is National Institute of Solar Energy. name the second one

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

28

Indian Bank has entered into a corporate agency
agreement with which company ?

Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company Ltd

29

Reserve Bank of India has imposed a collective penalty on 7 public sector banks for noncompliance with certain provisions of directions issued by RBI on 'Code of Conduct for Opening and Operating Current Accounts.What is the total amount ?

11 crores

30

RBI has imposed a fine of what amount on Corporation
Bank for non-compliance of norms related to cyber
security framework ?

1 crore

31

To protect consumers’ interest, the Centre has proposed guidelines for e-commerce firms that entail a deadline to effect refund request. What is the deadline ?

14-day deadline

32

According to the 3rd Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Committee,
Repo rate :
Reverse Repo rate :
MSF (Marginal Standing Facility) + Bank Rate :
GDP growth :

Repo rate : 5.40%
Reverse Repo rate : 5.15%
MSF (Marginal Standing Facility) + Bank Rate : 5.65%
GDP growth : 6.9%

33

Who has decided to set up a "Central Payment Fraud Registry" ?

The Reserve Bank of India

34

Securities and Exchange Board of India has approved which two entities to opearte jointly in Gujarat International Finance Tec-City, Gandhinagar ?
What is the name of the new platform for the joint operation ?

Name of the entities : Singapore Stock Exchange + National Stock Exchange
Name of the new platform : NSE IFSC SGX Connect -> where IFSC stands for International Financial Service Centre

35

Identity Check Express has been launched by which entity ?

Mastercard

36

Bengaluru based Housing startup "Grexter Living" which is a co-living provider, has acquired which entity/firm ?

i2Stay.

37

CEO of HSBC ?

Noel Quinn

38

New Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Indian IT company Mindtree Ltd ?

Debashis Chatterjee

39

Chairman and managing director of Power Grid Corporation of India ?

Kandikuppa Sreekant

40

Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QR-SAM) :
(a) was jointly developed by :
(b) tested where :

Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QR-SAM) :
(a) was jointly developed by : DRDO and BEL
(b) tested where : Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Odisha

41

Where was the 5th edition of International Army Scout Masters Competition inaugurated

at the Jaisalmer Military Station

42

Name the Indian Naval Ship, which arrived in Norway as part of Western Fleet Overseas Deployment

INS Tarkash

43

(a) Who was crowned Miss World Diversity 2019 ?
(b) Where was the event held ?

(a) Who was crowned Miss World Diversity 2019 - India's transsexual woman Naaz Joshi
(b) Where was the event held - Port Louis, Mauritius

44

Who will be felicitated with the Charlie Chaplin Award by the British Academy's Los Angeles branch ?

Actor Steve Coogan

45

“Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award in Space Science, Technology and Research” has been introduced by which organisation ?

ISRO

46

Tarava police station has been adjudged as one of the 10 best police stations in India in the annual ranking for the year 2018. Which state is it located in ?

Odisha

47

Who topped the List Of Highest-Paid Female Athletes 2019 published by Forbes.

Serena Williams

48

Which state has topped the rankings in Breastfeeding and Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices in the country

Manipur

49

Who won the Hungarian Grand Prix ?

Formula One Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton

50

Name the players who won doubles final of the Thailand Open Badminton Championship in Bangkok ?

India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty won the championship and they defeated Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen

51

Name the player who has been named as Professional Cricketers Association's Player of the month of July 2019 ?

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin

52

A cricketer named Dale Steyn has announced his retirement from Test cricket. Which country does he play for ?

South African bowler

53

Who won the women's 53 Kg category at the Poland Open wrestling tournament in Warsaw ?

Vinesh Phogat won gold

54

Who won the mixed annual 4,000km(2,485 miles) cycling Transcontinental Race from Burgas in Bulgaria to Brest in France ?

German cancer researcher Fiona Kolbinger

55

Sally Pearson announced her surprise retirement due to injury. Which game is she associated with ?

Sally Pearson is an australian world-champion hurdler

56

Who captured the ATP Washington Open title ?

Australia's Nick Kyrgios won the ATP Washington Open title by defeating Russia's Daniil Medvedev.

57

Human Resources Development Minister inaugurated Technology Expo . Where was it inaugurated ?

Technology Expo at IIT Delhi

58

Where was the 10th Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC) held ?

Thailand's Bangkok

59

Where was India's largest education brainstorming event, the ScooNews Global Educators Fest (SGEF) held ?


in the city of lakes, Udaipur

60

Where was the 2nd All India Annual Conference of Indian Information Service Officers held ?

in New Delhi

61

Where was the 3rd International Electric Vehicle Conclave was inaugurated ?

at the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) in Manesar, Haryana

62

Diego Forlan has announced his retirement. With which game was he associated ?

football

63

Hashim Amla has retired. Which sports was he associated with ?

South African batsman Hashim Amla has retired from all formats of international cricket

64

The World Archery (WA) has suspended the Archery Association of which country for violating its guidelines ?

Archery Association of India

65

Which country has announced a policy according to which transgender players can play the game of cricket at the highest levels

The Cricket Australia has announced the policy

66

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples:
(a) date :
(b) theme :


International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples:
(a) date : 9th August
(b) theme : Indigenous Languages

67

When does Japan commemorate
(a) Hiroshima Day
(b) Nagasaki day


When does Japan commemorate
(a) Hiroshima Day -> 6 August
(b) Nagasaki day -> 9 August

68

Which sports agency has agreed to come under the ambit of the National Anti-Doping Agency ?

The Board Of Control For Cricket In India

69

The Super-Earth planet named GJ 357 d was discovered in early 2019 . What is the name of the Satellite used by NASA for this purpose ?

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)

70

A team of researchers of which institute has developed a portable device to detect bacteria without cell culture or microbiological assays

Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

71

National Handloom Day :
(a) Date :
(b) Venue of celebration :

National Handloom Day :
(a) Date : 7 August
(b) Venue of celebration : Bhubaneswar

72

Name the museum that has set a record in the Asia Book of Records for becoming the most visited museum in the Indian sub-continent in a single day ?

The Virasat-e-Khalsa Museum in Punjab’s Anandpur Sahib town

73

Kanti Bhatt passed away. Who was he ?

Veteran Gujarati journalist, author and columnist

74

Anant Setalvad passed away. Who was he ?

Cricket commentator

75

Toni Morrison passed away. Who was she ?

She was the 1st African American woman to win the Nobel in literature in 1993

76

Rajalakshmi Parthasarathy passed away. Who was she ?

Former Padma Shri award winner and educationist

77

Harley Race passed away. Who was he ?

American professional wrestler

78

J Om Prakash passed away. Who was he ?

Veteran director

79

Who became the 1st person in history to cross the English Channel on the jet-powered hoverboard ?

French inventor Franky Zapata

80

Where did Isro set up a Space Situational Awareness Control Centre to protect high valued space assets from space debris close approaches and collisions ?

in Bengaluru

81

The traffic police of which region have started using 3-D Smart Traffic Signal devised by the students of a Chandigarh university ?

Mohali traffic police

82

Name the University , the scientists of which have created the world's thinnest gold measuring 2 atoms thick or million times thinner than a fingernail ?

The scientists at the University of Leeds

83

Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting has launched an e version of a newspaper . Which paper is that ?

e-Rozgar Samachar. Rozgar Samachar is the corresponding version of Employment News (English).

84

Name the first Indian airline to fly over the North Pole while connecting New Delhi and North America ?

Air India

85

Name the patriotic song released by the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister to mark the occasion of Independence Day, 2019

patriotic song : “Watan”

86

Central government has made "Headgear" mandatory for children above _________ years while travelling on a motorcycle

4 years

87

Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has launched an app that will allow users to have waste collected by their urban local bodies. Name the app ?

"Swachh Nagar"

88

"Operation Number Plate” has been launched by which entity ?

Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Indian Railways

89

Prime Minister has announced the appointment of a cadre who will be above the three service chiefs. What is that cadre ?

Chief of Defence Staff

90

The Inter-State Council has been reconstituted . What is the current structure ?

Prime Minister as its chairman and 6 Union ministers and all chief ministers as its members.

91

Name the National Tribal Festival :
Where has it begun :
Theme of the festival :

Name the National Tribal Festival : “Aadi Mahotsav”
Where has it begun : Leh-Ladakh
Theme of the festival : “A celebration of the spirit of Tribal Craft, Culture and Commerce”

92

What amount has India contributed to the UN Special Purpose Trust Fund ?

$1 million

93

'Mukhya Mantri Krishi Ashirwad Yojana' is an initiative of which state government ?

Jharkhand government's

94

What was the event which was organised by Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam Foundation that has entered the Champions Book of World Records recently and where was it held ?

unfurling a 15-km long national flag in Chhattisgarh

95

Which entity will host a 3 days global investors summit ?

Jammu and Kashmir administration will host it in Srinagar.

96

Geographical Indication tags :
(1) Panchamirtham
(2) Tawlhlohpuan
(3) Mizo Puanchei
(4) Tirur betel vine

Geographical Indication tags :
(1) Panchamirtham : Prasad of Murugan temple situated in Tamil Nadu
(2) Tawlhlohpuan : Mizoram
(3) Mizo Puanchei : Mizoram
(4) Tirur betel vine : Kerala

97

Which country has South Korea removed from the preferred trade list ?


Japan

98

Who has been elected as new President of Guatemala ?

Alejandro Giammattei

99

Which company has Reliance Jio has announced partnership with to accelerate the digital transformation in India ?

Microsoft -> Microsoft will bring in the Azure Cloud on Jio Network

100

Which Navy and Airport have signed an MoU for the former to use latter's facilities for its operations ?

Naval Air Enclave in Kochi and Cochin International Airport Limited

101

Who wrote the book 'Listening, Learning and Leading' ?


Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu

102

Who wrote the book, titled 'Sridevi: Girl Woman Superstar'

Satyarth Nayak.

103

Which two entities have partnered to launch an industry-first co-branded health credit card which is powered by Mastercard ?

Private sector bank, RBL Bank and digital healthcare platform Practo

104

The country's first corporate credit card called 'Freedom Card' for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is an initiative of which startup ?

EnKash

105

Which company announced acquihiring of Pikup.ai, an Artificial Intelligence start-up based in Bengaluru ?

Cab aggregator Ola

106

Name the 1st woman president of the Indian National Science Academy.

Chandrima Shaha

107

Who has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Congo ?

Ghotu Ram Meena

108

Which Indian sprinter has been appointed as a member of the Asian Athletics Association‟s (AAA) Athletes Commission ?

P.T. Usha

109

The newly appointed Director of National Institute of Health and Family Welfare is

Harshad Pandurang Thakur

110

Which Indian sprinter has been appointed as a member of the Asian Athletics Association‟s (AAA) Athletes Commission ?

P.T. Usha

111

The newly appointed Director of National Institute of Health and Family Welfare is

Harshad Pandurang Thakur

112

"Mission Reach Out" has been launched by whom and on which occasion ?

The Army launched it post the abrogation of article 370 and reorganisation of Jammu and Kashmir.

113

Name the Japanese ship that visited Kochi on a 2 day goodwill visit ?

"JS Sazanami"

114

Who has been awarded UEFA's Goal of the Season award 2018-19 ?

Lionel Messi

115

Who became the 1st Indian chef to be awarded the 'Chevalier de l‟Ordre du Mérite Agricoleto' by the government of France

Priyam Chatterjee

116

Which state won the “best innovation and initiative leadership award” for its achievements in higher education in the World Education Summit-2019 held in New Delhi

Rajasthan

117

Who has been honoured by Tamil Nadu Government with Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Award ?

Indian Space Research Organisation's chairman K. Sivan

118

Union Environment minister launched a website 'unccdcop14india.gov.in, which contains all the information related to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (COP14). Where is it going to take place ?

at Greater Noida, India

119

Who won ATP Montreal Masters ?

Rafael Nadal

120

Who won Ultimate Table Tennis league ?

Chennai Lions defeated Dabang Delhi and won the league.

121

Who won gold at Tbilisi Grand Prix ?

Bajrang Punia defeated Iran‟s Peiman Bibyani to win gold at Tbilisi Grand Prix

122

Name the Badminton player who won the Hyderabad Open ?

Sourabh Verma defeated Singapore's Loh Kean Yew and won Men's Singles title.

123

Name the player who won the FIM World Cup in women‟s category ?

Aishwarya Pissay

124

Who won the Rogers Cup tennis tournament 2019 held in Toronto, Canada ?

Bianca Andreescu

125

World Biofuel Day :
(a) date :
(b) theme :

World Biofuel Day :
(a) date : 10 August
(b) theme : Production of Bio-diesel from Used Cooking Oil

126

International Youth Day 2019
(a) date :
(b) theme :

International Youth Day 2019
(a) date : 12 August
(b) theme : “Transforming education”

127

Chinese telecom giant Huawei unveiled its own OS. What is it called ?

HongmengOS, also known as the HarmonyOS.

128

Wesley Sneijder announced his retirement. Which game was he associated with ?

football

129

Name the gymnast who made history by doing “triple-double” floor exercise landing, i.e. "two flips and three twists" in U.S. Gymnastics Championships held in Kansas City ?

Simone Biles

130

Which game has been included in the Commonwealth Games :
Which format would be played in 2022 edition CWG :
Where will it be held :

Which game has been included in the Commonwealth Games : Cricket
Which format would be played in 2022 edition CWG : Women‟s T20
Where will it be held : Birmingham

131

Which league won UEFA Super Cup held in Istanbul ?

Liverpool

132

Name the Indian player who made history by winning 86kg junior freestyle event at the Junior World Championships held in Talinn, Estonia ?

Deepak Punia

133

Which team won T20 Physical Disability World Cricket Series 2019 held in England ?

India defeated England by 36 runs in the finals

134

Indian cyclists team has won the gold medal in the Team Sprint event at World Junior Track Cycling Championships held in Frankfurt, Germany. Name the players in the team

Esow Alben
Ronaldo Singh
Rojit Singh

135

Who has been appointed as the head coach of Indian cricket team for another two years.

Ravi Shashtri

136

The country is celebrating the 100th birth anniversary of the father of India's space program. Who was he ?

scientist and innovator Dr Vikram A Sarabhai.

137

When will two Union Territories, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh come into existence

on October 31.

138

DJ Arafat passed away. Who was he ?

Ivory Coast music star

139

Amarendra Sharan passed away. Who was he ?

former Additional Solicitor General

140

Name the Veteran Bollywood actress who passed away. She was renowned for her role in Basu Chatterjee's film "Rajnigandha".

Vidya Sinha

141

V.B. Chandrasekhar passed away. Who was he ?

Former India and Tamil Nadu cricketer

142

Name the Bangladeshi novelist who passed away recently. She had received the Bangla Academy Literary Award and was awarded Ekushey Padak

Rizia Rahman