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1

Madrid Open 2019:
(a) Men Singles :
(b) Women Singles :

Madrid Open 2019:
(a) Men Singles : Novak Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas
(b) Women Singles : Kiki Bertens defeated Simona Halep

2

CEAT Cricket Rating Awards 2019 Announced:
International Cricketer and Batsman of the Year :
International Bowler of the Year :
International Woman Cricketer of the Year :

CEAT Cricket Rating Awards 2019 Announced:
International Cricketer and Batsman of the Year : Virat Kohli
International Bowler of the Year : Jasprit Bumrah
International Woman Cricketer of the Year : Smriti Mandhana

3

Italian Open 2019 :
(a) Men's Singles :
(b) Women's Singles :

Italian Open 2019 :
(a) Men's Singles : Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic
(b) Women's Singles : Karolina Pliskova defeated Johanna Konta

4

The prestigious Man Booker International Prize :
(a) Who won :
(b) For which book :
(c) Nationality :

The prestigious Man Booker International Prize :
(a) Who won : Jokha Alharthi (with her UK based translator, Marilyn Booth)
(b) For which book : “Celestial Bodies”
(c) Nationality : from Oman

5

Bharti AXA General Insurance tied up with which finance related firm to offer two-wheeler insurance to customers via WhatsApp ?

Wishfin’s insurance arm Wishpolicy

6

'Udyam' is an initiative of which entity ?

LIC Housing Finance (LIC HFL) , in association with Lok Bharti Education Society, launched ‘Udyam’, a skilling center in Bengaluru.

7

For violating regulatory guidelines, RBI slapped a monetary penalty on Vodafone m-pesa and Mobile Payments, PhonePe, G.I.Technology Private Ltd. What was the amount ?

A penalty of INR 3.05 crore imposed on Vodafone m-pesa
INR 1 crore each on Mobile Payments, PhonePe, and G.I. Technology Private Ltd

8

After the decisions taken by RBI, what is the limit on housing loans given by RRBs and SFBs ?

in metropolitan centres : upto 35 lakhs
in other centres : upto 25 lakhs

9

India Ratings downgraded the YES bank’s longterm rating to ->

‘IND AA-’

10

‘Payment and Settlement Systems in India: Vision 2019 – 2021’ has been released by which organisation ? What is the theme ?

RBI released -> ‘Payment and Settlement Systems in India: Vision 2019 – 2021’
Theme of which is -> ‘Empowering Exceptional Epayment Experience’

11

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) announced Rs 700-crore venture capital fund for equity investments in agriculture and rural-focused startups. What is the name of the fund ?

NABVENTURES

12

Bank credit grew by what percent in the financial year 2018-19 as compared to 10.3% in the previous financial year

13.2%

13

ICICI Bank announced the launch of a cobranded multi-currency card with which online travel booking portal ?

Goibibo

14

RBI imposed a monetary penalty on Nainital Bank for its failure to fully automate the non-performing asset (NPA)identification process. What is the amount of the penalty ?

Rs1 crore

15

Which Bank has allowed a discount of 15 % on the entire range of products offered by Sri Sri Tattva ?

The SBI announced that YONO users can avail a discount of 15% on the entire range of products offered by Sri Sri Tattva

16

RBI agreed on increasing the service charges on cash deposited by non-chest bank branches. What was the earlier rate and what is the maximum rate now ?

From the existing rate of Rs5 per packet of 100 pieces to a higher rate subject to a maximum of Rs8 per packet has been announced.

17

‘Corp SME Suvidha’ has been launched by which Bank ?

Corporation Bank

18

Which state assembly has passed the bill allowing the shops and other businesses in the state to operate 24×7 ?

Gujarat

19

Name the state which has inducted women in its anti-naxal force ?

Chhattisgarh

20

Sikkim Statehood day ->

16th May

21

Goa Statehood Day ->

30 May

22

Which is the first state of India to tap into masala bond market by listing masala bond in London Stock Exchange ?

Kerala

23

CM of Odisha ->

Naveen Patnaik

24

CM of Sikkim ->

Prem Singh Tamang

25

CM of Arunachal Pradesh ->

Pema Khandu

26

CM of Andhra Pradesh ->

YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

27

Who was appointed as the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the office of Lokpal.

Senior IAS officer Dilip Kumar

28

The next President of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), who is going to be the first non-British President of the club is

Kumar Sangakkara

29

BSE, formerly known as the Bombay Stock Exchange appointed its first independent woman director . What is her name?

Jayshree Vyas

30

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation hired whom as its policy director for India

Sanjay Ubale

31

Brand ambassadors of Myntra :

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma

32

Who is the newly appointed coach of Volleyball in India ?

Dragan Mihailovic

33

Name the Indian personality who has been re-elected with the highest number of votes by the UN Economic and Social Council to a five-year term on International Narcotics Control Board (INCB)

India’s Jagjit Pavadia

34

The new advocates to drive action and solidify global political for the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are :

Indian actress Dia Mirza and Alibaba chief Jack Ma (they are 2 of the 17 people selected)

35

According to data collected by the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics, which country becomes India’s top crude oil supplier for the second consecutive year, meeting more than one-fifth of the country’s oil needs in the 2018- 19 fiscal year.

Iraq

36

Which company overtook Apple Inc to claim the No. 2 spot in smartphones making in the first quarter, moving a step closer to its avowed ambition of displacing Samsung at the top of the market

Huawei Technologies Co

37

Which two firms have decided to combine their VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) satellite communications operations in India ?

Bharti Airtel and Hughes Communications India (HCIL)

38

Which Indian firm acquired British toy retailer ‘Hamleys’ in an all cash deal

Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL)

39

Which city has been chosen by facebook as the centre for the global roll-out of WhatsApp pay, before the social media giant launches its digital payments service on the mobile messaging platform in India

London

40

Name the Fintech start-up that has enabled payments for merchants through interoperable UPI QR codes with a new app ?

BharatPe

41

In association with which Bank, has Digital payments company Paytm launched its first credit card and what is it called ?

Digital payments company Paytm, in association with Citibank, launched its first credit card called Paytm First Card

42

Bharti Airtel has tied up with which Life Insurance company to offer life cover for customers who get a prepaid recharge done ?

HDFC Life Insurance

43

BSNL announced that it will join hands with a firm to expand its WiFi footprint across the country. What is the name of that firm ?

Google

44

Which firm toppled state-owned Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) to become the country’s biggest company by revenue.

Reliance Industries

45

Which social media giant has formed a new financial tech firm 'Libra Networks LLC' and where ?

Social media giant Facebook apparently formed a new financial tech firm, Libra Networks LLC, in Geneva, Switzerland

46

Which group has overtaken the 151-year-old Tata group to emerge as India’s most valuable by way of market capitalization (m-cap) ?

HDFC group

47

National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), which aims to reduce particulate matter (PM) pollution by 20%-30% in at least 102 cities by which year ?

Year 2024

48

The website of the Lokpal www.lokpal.gov.in was launched by whom ?

Lokpal P.C. Ghosh

49

The government constituted the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal to adjudicate whether or not there is sufficient cause for declaring the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as an unlawful association. Who is heading the tribunal ?

Sangita Dhingra Sehgal

50

Who has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the State of Eritrea ?

Subh Chand

51

Who has been appointed as the new President of the United Nations General Assembly ?

Professor Tijjani Mohammad Bande

52

Who was appointed as LIC Mutual Fund's CEO ?

Dinesh Pangtey

53

Name the celebrity who has been declared the brand ambassador of BharatPe ?

Bollywood actor Salman Khan

54

RBI appointed a former Deputy Governor on the board of private sector lender YES Bank as an additional director. The appointment done in exercise of powers conferred under subsection (1) of Section 36AB of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949. Name the person

R Gandhi

55

Who has been appointed as the first head of country’s first tri-services Special Operations Division comprising commandos from all three services

Major General AK Dhingra

56

Who has been appointed as ITC Chairman and Managing Director ?

Sanjiv Puri

57

Who has been appointed as the next Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Limited from December 1, 2019 ?

Nitin Chugh

58

Who has been re-elected as the president of Indonesia ?

Joko Widodo

59

Centre cleared four names recommended by the Supreme Court Collegium for elevation as judges of the apex court. The four appointed judges are :

Justice Aniruddha Bose
Justice A S Bopanna
Justice B R Gavai
Justice Surya Kant

60

Name the person who took the oath of office as the president of Ukraine ?

Volodymyr Zelenskiy

61

Who has been appointed as the new Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) ?

Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar

62

US-based retail chain Walmart appointed whom as chief technology officer and chief development officer ?

Suresh Kumar

63

The Supreme Court extended the tenure of a judicial member of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC). Who is that member ?

Justice VK Jain

64

Who is set to become the next Navy Chief ?

Vice Admiral Karambir Singh

65

Name the world number one in the women’s 10 metres air rifle event ?

Apurvi Chandela

66

Who has become the first Indian to win gold at the Ali Aliev wrestling tournament

Bajrang Punia (he plays in 65 kg category)

67

Which city will host the 8th Asian Youth Women Handball Championship ?

Jaipur

68

India's only orangutan passed away.
(a) Where did it pass away ?
(b) What was the name of the orangutan ?

India's only orangutan passed away.
(a) Where did it pass away - Odisha’s Nandankanan Zoological Park
(b) What was the name of the orangutan - Binny

69

As the World Environment Day is approaching, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change launched a song on air pollution. What is the theme of the song ?

‘Hawa Aane De’

70

Master Hirannaiah passed away. Who was he ?

Noted Kannada theatre personality, satirist and TV actor

71

Peter Mayhew passed away. Who was he ?

He was an actor (the actor behind the character of Chewbacca in the Star Wars franchise)

72

The professor usually called the first chronicler of Partition passed away. What was his name ?

Prof. Kirpal Singh

73

Prof N.R. Madhava Menon passed away. Who was he ?

Father of modern legal education in India

74

Baidyanath Mishra passed away. Who was he ?

Renowned economist

75

Thoppil Mohamed Meeran, passed away. Who was he ?

Noted Tamil novelist and Sahitya Akademi awardee

76

ITC’s NonExecutive Chairman passed away whose position was later occupied by Sanjiv Puri. Who was that chairman ?

YC Deveshwar

77

Hiralal Yadav passed away. Who was he ?

Padma Shri awardee Bhojpuri vocal artist

78

I M Pei passed away. Who was he ?

He was an architect. He had designed the Louvre’s crystal pyramid.

79

Niki Lauda passed away. Who was he ?

The former Formula One driver and three-time world champion

80

Vijaya Mulay passed away. Who was he ?

Renowned filmmaker, film historian, researcher and educationist. She founded the Delhi Film Society

81

Carmine Caridi passed away. Who was he ?

An actor. He was known for roles in The Godfather
franchise

82

Pune-based Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) team found a new species of reddish-brown pit viper snake. What is the name of the species.

The species is named ‘Trimeresurus arunachalensis’ after Arunachal Pradesh, where it was discovered

83

Who was featured on the cover page of 'Criczone', the world’s first exclusive women’s cricket magazine ?

Smriti Mandhana

84

The Cannes Film Festival begun in France. Who was leading the Indian delegation at Cannes ?

Information and Broadcasting Secretary Amit Khare

85

Doordarshan launched an online souvenir store for its viewers on which platform ?

Amazon India

86

The Home Ministry cancelled the registration of Bengaluru-based NGO Infosys Foundation for alleged violation of norms in receiving foreign grants. All non-government organizations (NGOs) are mandatorily required to be registered under the ________________ Act to receive foreign funding

Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act or FCRA

87

Name the mountaineer who broke his own record for the most successful ascents of the World's highest peak Mount Everest. How many times has he scaled the peak ?

Nepalese Sherpa climber Kami Rita scaled Mount Everest for a 23rd time

88

Who has become the world’s first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean solo in a Light Sports Aircraft (LSA) ?

Captain Aarohi Pandit

89

Commandos of the premier counter-terror force National Security Guard (NSG) created history as they scaled _______ in their maiden attempt. Name the peak

Mount Everest

90

Name the entity which has launched the initiative called 'HeART' ?

HDFC Capital Advisors, a wholly-owned subsidiary of HDFC Ltd, launched a new initiative called ‘HDFC Affordable Real Estate and Technology Program' (HeART)

91

Name the app launched by BSE for its mutual fund operations ?

Leading stock exchange BSE launched ‘BSE StAR MF’ app

92

Niti Aayog circulated a cabinet note to provide some amount for the establishment of AIRAWAT, a cloud computing platform. What is that amount ?

7500 crore rupees

93

Taiwan Expo 2019 was started in ?
5th Smart Cities India 2019 expo was started in ?

Both in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

94

Name the first black African woman to scale Mount Everest ?

Saray Khumalo

95

Name the regulating entity which released a draft framework for setting up a regulatory sandbox (RS) for fintech players ?

RBI

96

Which country has banned The Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh also called as Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen India or Jamaatul-Mujahideen Hindustan ?

The Government of India.

97

Facebook is planning to launch its own cryptocurrency in early 2020. Name the cryptocurrency

GlobalCoin

98

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar’s (aka Veer Savarkar) birth anniversary is being celebrated on 28th May. Where was he born ?

He was born on 28th May in 1883 near Nasik in Maharashtra

99

Name the town of Madhya Pradesh which has been included by The Archaeological Survey of India in a tentative list of UNESCO world heritage sites ?

Orchha town in Madhya Pradesh

100

A country banned Kerala’s fruits and vegetable exports after the Nipah virus attack but has recently lifted the ban. Name the country ?

Saudi Arabia

101

A company signed a project for Indian Navy, which is called ‘Armed Forces Secure Access Card’ (AFSAC) Project, under which the company will implement RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) based Access Control System. Name the company

Tech Mahindra

102

Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed an agreement to provide an amount to electrify railway tracks in India. What is that amount ?

USD 750 million

103

Which IIT signed an MoU with The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to set up a Space Technology Cell (STC) at the institute ?

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati

104

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) under Ministry of Science and Technology signed an MoU with which department for supporting joint collaborative research programmes in the area of Cancer

Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)

105

Which company signed an MoU with Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) for the year 2019-20 for providing support services schemes for MSMEs in the country ?

National Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC)

106

Name the celebrity who won most awards at the Billboard Music Awards ?

Rapper Drake -> 12 honours at the Billboard Music Awards

107

Name the former ISRO chairman who has been conferred with France’s highest civilian honour, Chevalier de l’Ordre national de la Legion d’Honneur ?

A S Kiran Kumar

108

Name the journalist who was honoured with V K Krishna Menon award ?

GD ‘Robert’ Govender

109

Six grassroots environmental activists received the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize, Known as the Green Nobel Prize. Who are they ?

1. Alfred Brownell, Liberia
2. Bayarjargal Agvaantseren, Mongolia
3. Ana Colovic Lesoska, North Macedonia
4. Jacqueline Evans, Cook Islands
5. Alberto Curamil, Chile
6. Linda Garcia, United States

110

Who was honoured by Israel with a plaque on the Wall of Honour at the Ammunition Hill ?

Lt. Gen. (retd) Jack Farj Rafael (JFR) Jacob. He negotiated the historic surrender of Pakistani troops in Dhaka after the 1971 Bangladesh’s liberation war

111

RBI stated that all non-deposit-taking non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) with an asset size of _____________ and above, and all deposit-taking NBFCs irrespective of their asset size, have to maintain a liquidity buffer in terms of a Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR)

Rs 5,000 crore

112

‘Bank on Wheels’ facility has been launched by a bank in 14 of its lead districts in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Which bank's initiative is it ?

Indian Overseas Bank (IOB)

113

‘SMESuvidha’ scheme to provide loans to the GST-registered MSMEs at affordable interest rates has been launched by which bank ?

Corporation Bank

114

RBI constituted a six-member committee on the Development of Secondary Market for Corporate Loans. Who is heading the committee ?

TN Manoharan

115

Netherlands emerged as the ______________ largest foreign direct investor in India during 2017-18

3rd

116

According to the ADB’s Asian Development Outlook 2019 report, what is the rate at which the Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow in 2019 ?

5.7%

117

The Trump administration removed India from its currency monitoring list of major trading partners. Name the other nation removed from the list.

Switzerland

118

The industry body FICCI’s economic outlook survey stated that India's GDP growth in FY 2020 and 2021 will be ?

7.1% for Financial Year 2020 and 7.2% for Financial Year 2021.

119

Markets regulator SEBI directed National Stock Exchange to pay more than _________ in the case of misuse of its co-location facility.

Rs625 crore

120

Which of the Facilities management provider acquired a majority stake in Matrix Business Services ?

Facilities management provider UDS

121

Name the celebrity who was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in Los Angeles, US ?

Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway

122

Who was awarded with the McCain Institute Award for Courage and Leadership ?

IPS officer Chhaya Sharma, who led the investigation team of the infamous Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case

123

Who was conferred the Sasakawa Award 2019 by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) for Disaster Risk Reduction ?

Dr. Pramod Kumar Mishra

124

Nespresso Talents 2019 :
(a) where :
(b) Third prize in the international section :
(c) theme of this year :

Nespresso Talents 2019 :
(a) where : Cannes
(b) Third prize in the international section : Achyutanand Dwivedi’s film, “Seed Mother”
(c) theme of this year : ‘We Are What We Eat’

125

Name the celebrity who was felicitated by Council of European Chambers of Commerce in India and a European Union delegation in Mumbai because of his continuous support in promoting the cause of children’s rights

Anil Kapoor

126

Name the person who was conferred with Japan’s second highest national award, ‘Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star’ ?

Former foreign secretary Shyam Saran

127

Name the insurance company which was conferred with the FICCI Claims Excellence Award.

Bharti AXA Life Insurance

128

Name the person who was conferred with the lifetime recognition award by the Confederation of Horticulture Association of India

N Kumar, Vice-Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

129

Who was announced as the 2019 winner of the USD 100,000 Nine Dots Prize

Indian writer Annie Zaidi

130

‘Game Changer’ is the autobiography of whom ?

autobiography of Shahid Afridi and was co-authored by Afridi and journalist Wajahat S Khan

131

The Central government asked the state transport departments to make it mandatory for all EVs to use ________ plates

Green number plates

132

Name the first operator to start optical fiber-based highspeed broadband service in Pulwama .

BSNL is the first operator with the launch of ‘Bharat Fibre’.

133

Which city police has launched an all-women police patrol unit ‘Rani Abbakka Force’ ?

Mangaluru City Police

134

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu released a postage stamp to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sri Vedanta Desikan in New Delhi. Which birth anniversary was it ?

750th birth anniversary

135

New initiative named 'Global Registry of Violent Deaths (GReVD)' has been launched by which institute ?

SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute)

136

Name the 18-year-old Nepali girl, who danced continuously for 126 hours to set a Guinness World Records on ‘Longest Dancing Marathon by an Individual’ ?

Bandana

137

India's rank in the KidsRight Index is _______

117th

138

According to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Economic Outlook, India’s economic growth regain strength and approach _____ by 2020

7.5%

139

In the IMD World Competitiveness Rankings, what is India's rank ?

43rd

140

International Labour Day (also known as May Day or International Workers’ Day)
(a) date :
(b) theme :

International Labour Day (also known as May Day or International Workers’ Day)
(a) date : 1st of May
(b) theme : “Sustainable Pension for all: The Role of Social Partners”.

141

‘Maharashtra Day’ and ‘Gujarat Day’ is celebrated on which date ?

May 1

142

The United Nations (UN) established World Tuna Day on which date

May 2

143

World Press Freedom Day (WPFD)
(a) date :
(b) theme :

World Press Freedom Day (WPFD)
(a) date : 3rd of May
(b) theme : “Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation”

144

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

World Asthma Day
(a) date : 7 May
(b) theme : ‘STOP for Asthma’

145

World Red Cross Day (also known as Red Crescent Day)
(a) date :
(b) theme :

World Red Cross Day (also known as Red Crescent Day)
(a) date : 8 May
(b) theme : ‘#Love’

146

National Technology Day :
(a) date :
(b) Why is it celebrated :

National Technology Day :
(a) date : 11 May
(b) Why is it celebrated : as a reminder of the anniversary of Shakti. Shakti is the Pokhran nuclear test

147

International Nurses Day
(a) date :
(b) theme :
(c) why celebrated :

International Nurses Day
(a) date : 12 May
(b) theme : “Nurses – A Voice to Lead – Health for All”
(c) why celebrated : celebrates the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale

148

World Migratory Bird Day
(a) date :
(b) theme :

World Migratory Bird Day
(a) date : 11 May and 12 October
(b) theme : ‘Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution.’

149

The International Day of Families
(a) date :
(b) theme :

The International Day of Families
(a) date : 15 May
(b) theme : “Families and Climate Action: Focus on SDG 13″

150

The International Day of Light is celebrated globally on

16 May

151

World Telecommunication & Information Society Day
(a) date :
(b) theme :

World Telecommunication & Information Society Day
(a) date : 17 May
(b) theme : 'Bridging the Standardization Gap’

152

World Bee Day

20 May

153

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

World Metrology Day
(a) date : 20 May
(b) theme : The International System of Units – Fundamentally better

154

Who won Asian Individual Squash Championship titles in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia :
(a) male :
(b) female :

Asian Individual Squash Championship titles in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia :
(a) male : Saurav Ghoshal
(b) female : Joshna Chinappa

155

Indian boxers -> at the 36th Feliks Stamm International Boxing Tournament in Poland -> 2 Golds. Name the players who won the Gold medals

Gaurav Solanki and Manish Kaushik

156

For the World Cup, which company was the principal sponsor of the Afghanistan cricket team ?

Amul

157

(a) Which team won IPL :
(b) Orange Cap :
(c) Purple Cap :
(d) IPL 2019’s Emerging Player of the Year award :

(a) Which team won IPL : Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings
(b) Orange Cap : David Warner of Sunrisers Hyderabad
(c) Purple Cap : Imran Tahir of Chennai Super Kings
(d) IPL 2019’s Emerging Player of the Year award : KKR’s Shubman Gill

158

Who has been appointed as the Indian men’s football team coach ?

Igor Stimac

159

Name the woman who has become the most successful women’s ODI spinner in history ?

Pakistan off-spinner Sana Mir

160

Which club won the Premier League title (football) ?

Manchester City

161

Who won the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona, Spain ?

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton

162

India’s Rahil Gangjee finished at what position at the Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup held in Japan ?

39th

163

Name the first ever woman to be appointed to the ICC International Panel of Match Referees ?

India’s GS Lakshmi

164

Name the country who will be hosting the Asian Cup Football tournament in 2023 ?

China

165

The winner of ICC World Cup (England) earned a cash award of what amount ?

4 million US dollars (about 28 crore rupees)

166

2nd India Open International Boxing Tournament started in ?

Guwahati

167

The world body governing Badminton, BFA launched two new formats of the game. What are they ?

AirBadminton and Triples

168

Which team won Indian Women’s League trophy after defeating Manipur Police at the Guru Nanak Stadium, in Ludhiana, Punjab ?

Sethu FC

169

Which country won the Sudirman Cup 2019 in Nanning, China ?

China

170

International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle and Pistol tournament in Munich, Germany.
Women’s 10m Air Rifle competition Gold winner :

Apurvi Chandela

171

Who won the Monaco Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton

172

Who launched The criiio campaign and on what occasion ?

The ICC launched the criiio campaign on the eve of the men’s World Cup

173

Which league won UEFA European Premier League ?

Chelsea

174

Which league won UEFA European Premier League ?

Chelsea

175

When did the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 start ?
Between which two teams was the inaugural match played ?

When did the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 start - 30th May
Between which two teams was the inaugural match played - England opened the tournament at The Oval in London when they took on South Africa

176

Where was the 16th Ministerial Meeting of Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) held :
What was the theme :

Where was the 16th Ministerial Meeting of Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) held : Doha, Qatar
What was the theme : “Partners in Progress”

177

G7 meeting took place in ?

France

178

The IBSA (India, Brazil & South Africa) Sherpas’ Meeting was held in ___________

Cochin

179

Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) held a ‘Chintan Baithak’ with the stakeholders of the Renewable Energy sector. Who chaired the meet ?

Secretary, MNRE, Anand Kumar

180

A WTO Ministerial meeting of developing countries took place in ?

in New Delhi

181

Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meet was held in ?

in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic.

182

(a) Where was the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline meeting held ?

(b) Where will the groundbreaking of the TAPI gas pipeline be held ?

(a) Where was the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline meeting held ?
in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
(b) Where will the groundbreaking of the TAPI gas pipeline be held ?
in Pakistan in October 2019

183

Name the country that has been re-elected as Observer to the Arctic Council ?

India

184

Name the country that is unanimously chosen as co-chair of the Consultative Group (CG) of Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)

India

185

As per Election Commission of India, the 2019 Lok
Sabha elections witnessed a voter turnout of
_____ (interim), which is the highest ever voter
turnout in the history of general elections

67.10%

186

Name the country that has been elected to the Executive Board of the first UN-Habitat Assembly , the decision for which was taken at the Plenary Session of the Assembly being held in Nairobi

India

187

Two women IAF officers from Punjab were part of the country’s first all-women crew to fly a medium-lift helicopter Mi-17 V5.
Who were they ?

Flight Lieutenant Parul Bhardwaj (Captain),
Flying Officer Aman Nidhi (co-pilot) and
Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal (Flight Engineer) flew the chopper

188

Leaders of which group were invited for PM Modi’s swearing-in ceremony held on 30th May

Bay of Bengal Initiative for MultiSectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)

189

Akihito became the first Japanese Emperor to step down from the throne in more than 200 years. Who ascended the Chrysanthemum throne ?

His son, Crown Prince Naruhito ascended the Chrysanthemum throne

190

Name the Pakistan based terrorist who has been declared as a global terrorist ?

Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar

191

Name the first country to have declared Climate emergency ?

UK

192

Name the second country to have declared Climate emergency ?

Ireland

193

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) launched an action plan for Healthy Oceans and Sustainable Blue Economies for the Asia and Pacific region at the 52nd Annual Meeting of ADB’s Board of Governors in Fiji. What is the amount of the action plan

$5 Billion Action Plan

194

A Japanese aerospace start-up Interstellar Technology Inc. successfully launched a first privately developed rocket into space. What is the name of that rocket ?

‘Momo-3’

195

Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu embarked on a four-day official visit to ________ to participate in 16th United Nations Day of Vesak

Vietnam
(VVV -> V - Vice President ; V - Vietnam ; V - Vesak)

196

A laser system called Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) has been tested by which entity ?

The US Air Force Research Laboratory

197

Which country's Parliament passed a law to curb the spread of fake news under which offenders may face up to 10-years jail or fines of up to $1 million ?

Singapore

198

Name the world’s first zero-waste commercial flight ?

Australian flight carrier, Qantas

199

Which country tested the fastest-ever bullet train ALFA-X capable of reaching 400 kilometers per hour ?

Japan

200

The first place in Asia to pass gay marriage legislation

Taiwan

201

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared which two countries as malaria-free

Algeria and Argentina

202

Who became the first world leader to meet with the new emperor of Japan Naruhito ?

Donald Trump

203

name the person who was sworn in as South Africa’s president

Cyril Ramaphosa

204

Who was sworn in as Australia’s Prime Minister ?

Scott Morrison

205

Who has been elected as the prime minister of Papua New Guinea

James Marape

206

Nigeria’s president ?

Muhammadu Buhari

207

Name of the Indo-French joint naval exercise :
Where was the first part kicked off :

Name of the Indo-French joint naval exercise : Varuna
Where was the first part kicked off : Goa Coast

208

Which country provided India with Kamov helicopters ?

Russia

209

Name the naval ship that has been decommissioned recently. The naval ship was a Kashin-class destroyer

INS Ranjit

210

The fourth of Indian Navy’s stealth Scorpene class Submarines was launched. What is the name of it ?

INS Vela

211

The Indian Army is commemorating year 2019 as :

the ‘Year of Next of Kin’

212

Which country provided India with Apache Guardian Helicopters + Chinook Helicopters ?

US

213

India successfully conducted the flight test of ABHYAS – HEAT from a test range in Odisha. What does HEAT stand for

High-speed Expendable Aerial Target(HEAT)

214

Indian Navy’s first full-fledged Services Selection Board (SSB) was inaugurated at which place ?

Diamond Harbour near Kolkata, West Bengal

215

Name the Indian Coast Guard ship (ICGS) that was decommissioned at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Vigraha

216

Singapore India Maritime Bilateral Exercise :
(a) What is it called :
(b) Where did it take place :
(c) Name the naval ships which participated in it :

Singapore India Maritime Bilateral Exercise :
(a) What is it called : (SIMBEX)-19
(b) Where did it take place : South China Sea
(c) Name the naval ships which participated in it : INS Kolkata and INS Shakti

NOTE : Bold Kurukshetra–2019 : Joint Military Exercise of India and Singapore -> was inaugurated at Babina Cantonment of Jhansi.

217

Name the first woman pilot of the Indian Air Force to qualify to undertake missions by day on a fighter aircraft. She completed the Day Operational syllabus on MiG- 21 Bison

Flight Lieutenant Bhawana Kanth

218

Global air passengers right expert Airhelp's list of world’s best airports :
(a) topped by :
(b) Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International airport rank :

Global air passengers right expert Airhelp's list of world’s best airports :
(a) topped by : Qatar’s Hamad International Airport
(b) Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International airport rank : 8th

219

According to the GSI (Geological Survey of India), what percentage of India's total graphite reserves is found in Arunachal Pradesh ?

35%

220

Anti-terrorism day in India :
(a) Date :
(b) Why :

Anti-terrorism day in India :
(a) Date : May 21
(b) Why : to commemorate the death Anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

221

International Day for Biological Diversity :
(a) date :
(b) theme :

International Day for Biological Diversity :
(a) date : 22 May
(b) theme : ‘Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health’

222

12th Republic Day of Nepal was celebrated on :

29th May 2019

223

International Everest Day :
(a) date :
(b) why :

International Everest Day :
(a) date : 29th May
(b) why : Nepalese Tenzing Norgay and New Zealand’s Edmund Hillary had climbed the Mt. Everest on this day

224

World Health Organization (WHO) celebrate World No Tobacco Day (WNTD)
(a) date :
(b) theme :

World Health Organization (WHO) celebrate World No Tobacco Day (WNTD)
(a) date : 31 may
(b) theme : “tobacco and lung health.”

225

Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Government of India signed an MoU with which IIT for setting up a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Waste to Wealth Technologies

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi)

226

Common Service Centre’s (CSC) e-Governance
Services India Limited, a special purpose vehicle
under the Ministry of Electronics & IT tied up with
which IIT to upscale ‘Unnat Bharat Abhiyan’. ‘Unnat Bharat Abhiyan’ is an initiative of the Ministry of HRD

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Kanpur

227

To nab tax evaders and reduce black money generation, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) signed an agreement with an entity to facilitate the exchange of data between the two. Which is the second party ?

Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN)

228

Name the Tractor-manufacturer which signed an MoU with Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) to aid conservation of resources.

Tractors and Farm Equipment (TAFE) Ltd

229

(a) Which entity signed a contract agreement with Nepal’s Department of Railways to supply two 1600 HP DEMU train sets :
(b) Between which two places will these trains be used to operationalise railway link :
(c) The train sets will be manufactured by which entity :

(a) Which entity signed a contract agreement with Nepal’s Department of Railways to supply two 1600 HP DEMU train sets : Konkan Railways Corporation Ltd
(b) Between which two places will these trains be used to operationalise railway link : between Jayanagar in India and Kurtha in Nepal
(c) The train sets will be manufactured by which entity : manufactured by the Integrated Coach Factory, Chennai

230

A tripartite MoU was signed between National Mission for Clean Ganga, HCL Foundation and INTACH for taking up a project as a part of CSR initiative under the ‘Namami Gange’ Programme . What is the name of the project ?

'Plantation of Rudraksh Trees in Uttarakhand’

231

IBM India tied-up with which General Insurance company to co-create new Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based solutions

HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company