April 2018 (AP Current Affairs) – Test 1

To accord mega project status for Bio-technology industry in A.P, the minimum capital investment is:

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Bio-technology projects with capital investment of Rs.50 crore and above or creating local employment for 200 people will be accorded mega project status.

In which of the following places International meet on Urdu was held?

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In Phase II of the Andhra Pradesh Irrigation Livelihood Improvement Project, how many major Irrigation projects will modernize?

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Phase II of the Andhra Pradesh Irrigation Livelihood Improvement Project has been proposed. It will cover the modernization of 20 Major and Medium Irrigation projects, and the restoration of 445 minor irrigation tanks

Andhra Pradesh Gas Infrastructure Corporation (P) Ltd (APGIC) is a joint venture of APIIC and:

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Andhra Pradesh Gas Infrastructure Corporation (P) Ltd (APGIC) is a joint venture of APIIC and APGENCO with equity participation at 51:49 respectively. APGIC was incorporated on 2nd September, 2009 under the provisions of Companies Act. The authorized share capital is Rs.100 crore and paid up capital is Rs.55.44 crore upto January 2018.

What is the current Worker population in A.P?

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Worker Population Ratio is the proportion of workers to the total population aged 15 years and above. The Ratio for Andhra Pradesh (2015-16) was 61.6%, lower than 64.8% in 2013-14. Note that in 2015-16, the national average stood at 50.5%

April 1st ( AP Current Affairs )
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Recently there is a news regarding Penna Barrage. In which of the following districts Penna Barrage is located?

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The long-awaited Penna barrage works are nearing completion with the arrangements being made for fixing crest gates soon so as to bring it into full utilisation by the public and the farmers in the surrounding areas of Nellore and other parts of the delta. The barrage completion is considered crucial for not only enhancing the irrigation prospects of the farmers in the Penna delta but also to ensure free flow of traffic to the villages to the north of Nellore city. The length of the barrage has come to nearly 622 metres and is nearly the same when compared with the old barrage constructed during the British period. The old barrage was designed by Sir Arthur Cotton.

Consider the following statements about Amaravati Smart and Sustainable City Corporation Limited (ASSCCL):

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How much amount was allocated for development of four smart cities in AP state budgte 2018-19?

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The State provided ₹400 crore for development of four smart cities –Visakhapatnam, Tirupati, Kakinada, and Amaravati – in the 2018-19 budget as a matching grant to be given by the Central government.

Consider the following statements about Amaravati Green Development Project (AGDP)

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What is the rank of A.P in global shrimp production and aquaculture production?

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AP State ranks third in global shrimp production (0.3 million tonnes) and sixth in aquaculture production (1.57 million tonnes).

April 2nd ( AP Current Affairs )
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In which of the following districts of A.P Kalamkari art museum’ was inaugurated?

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Kalamkari art museum’ has been opened at Pedana in Krishna district Andhra Pradesh. Kalamkari is an ancient style of hand painting done on cotton or silk fabric with a tamarind pen, using natural dyes.

Which of the following is not correct with respect of AP reorganisation act?

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Recently Ashok Leyland breaks ground for bus plant in Andhra Pradesh. In this context consider following statements:

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AP has allocated what % of its total budget on education in 2018-19?

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Andhra Pradesh has allocated 14.8% of its total budget on education in 2018-19. This is lower than the average expenditure allocated to education by 18 other states (using 2017-18 BE). Between 2016-17 and 2018-19, there is a gradual increase in the spending on education from 13.2% to 14.8%.

What is the Per capita income of AP in 2017-18 at current prices?

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Per capita income of AP in 2017-18 at current prices: Rs.1, 42,054 Per capita income of AP in 2017-18 at constant prices: Rs.1,06,545

April 3rd ( AP current affairs )
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Recently which district of Andhra Pradesh is declared as free of child labour?

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Which of the following university ranked top in Andhra in National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of HRD ministry?

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Largest paper mill in India will come up in:

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Jakarta-based Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) is said to have expressed interest to set up a paper mill in Andhra Pradesh which would be the largest mill ever in India.

In a relief to the Kondapalli artisans, the State government has decided to set up a ‘wood bank’ under the supervision of:

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Kondapalli, a village near Vijayawada, is very popular for the wooden toys. Every toy produced is very distinctive.The artisans require Tella Poniki trees as raw materials for their produce. However, the major obstacle is that the trees need a lot of time to grow. The department aims to grow Tella Poniki trees that would provide raw materials needed for the toys for the next 20 years.

In how many districts A.P. Disaster Recovery Project (APDRP) was took place?

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A.P. Disaster Recovery Project (APDRP) is taken up in 4 Coastal Districts (Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Vishakhapatnam and East Godavari) of Andhra Pradesh affected by HUDHUD cyclone. The prime purpose of the project is to finance permanent restoration, reconstruction.

April 4th (AP Current Affairs)
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Andhra Pradesh requested to extend the operation of provisions of Section 108 of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act upto:

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Section-108: (1) If any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of this Act, the President may, by order do anything not inconsistent with such provisions which appears to him to be necessary or expedient for the purpose of removing the difficulty: Provided that no such order shall be made after the expiry of a period of three years from the appointed day. (2) Every order made under this section shall be laid before each House of Parliament

Which among the following was the first collectorate in Andhra that switches to solar power?

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The Vizianagaram district collectorate is now completely powered by solar energy, making it the first collectorate in Andhra Pradesh to have made this switch. It invested over Rs 93 lakhs to make this change. This move will help the collectorate cut down about 110 metric tonnes of green house gas emissions every year.

What is the capacity of proposed Kovvada Nuclear Park?

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Which of the following Monuments in Andhra Pradesh are covered under Adarsh Smarak scheme of Archaeological Survey of India?

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What is the contribution of Agriculture sector to state GSDP in A.P for the year 2018-19 at current prices?

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Agriculture: 34.37% Industry- 22.09% Service sector-43.55%

Apri 5th ( AP current affairs )
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In which of the following districts, Ubbalamadugu waterfall is located?

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The Tourism Department and the Central Government are going to spend at least `5 crore for the development of Ubbalamadugu waterfalls as a major tourist destination

Consider the following statements about AP Economic Development Board

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Who among following elected as chairperson of Southern Regional Power Committee for the fiscal year 2018-19?

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The Central Electricity Authority of India (CEAI) has selected Principal Secretary (IT), K Vijayanand, who is the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of APTRANSCO, and MD of APGENCO, as the chairperson of Southern Regional Power Committee (SRPC) for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

The proposed nuclear power plant at Kavali will be set up with collaboration with:

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Gadaba and Naiki are the names of:

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According to a list prepared by the UNESCO, Gadaba and Naiki are the two languages in Andhra Pradesh are endangered and are heading for extinction. Note: As per UNESCO, In India total 42 languages are endangered and are heading for extinction

April 6th ( AP Current affairs )
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Which of the following is not correct?

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How many units of Free Power are provided to the SC & ST households in A.P under 'JAGJEEVAN JYOTHI’ Scheme?

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JAGJEEVAN JYOTHI’ – Scheme for providing 75 units Free Power to the SC & ST households, consuming electricity upto 100 units per month

How much amount of assistance is provided under the Ambedkar Overseas Education scheme?

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Assistance under the Ambedkar Overseas Education scheme had been enhanced from ₹10 lakh to ₹15 lakh.

In which of the following places Jagjivan Ram Smrithi Vanam would be built by A.P government?

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Jagjivan Ram Smrithi Vanam would be built at Amaravati with his statue with an outlay of ₹10 crore

In which of the following districts Ethipothala falls is located?

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Ethipothala Falls is a 70 feet high river cascade, situated in Guntur district. It is Located on the Chandravanka river, which is a tributary of River Krishna joining on its right bank.

April 7th ( AP current affairs )
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Which of the following rating is given to Amaravati by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC)?

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Amaravati, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh (A.P.), has been chosen by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) for its platinum award. IGBC Chairman Dr. Prem C. Jain will present the award to Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (AP-CRDA) Commissioner Cheurkuri Sreedhar during the upcoming ‘Happy Cities Summit’.

Venkat Rahul Ragala from Andhra Pradesh won gold medal in common wealth games. He won gold medal in:

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Venkat Rahul Ragala became the fourth Indian weightlifter to claim a gold medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games. The 21-year-old Rahul, who is a Commonwealth Championships gold-medallist, lifted a total of 338kg (151kg+187kg) to finish on top

First-ever Andhra Pradesh State Skills Competition 2018, Naipunya will organised by:

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Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will host its first-ever Andhra Pradesh State Skills Competition 2018, Naipunya, also called the India Skills Andhra Pradesh 2018.

Recently a campaign was launched on child rights protection and anti- trafficking measures. Who among the following was the chairman of Andhra Pradesh State Commission for Protection of Child Rights?

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What is the rank of Andhra Pradesh in terms of population in India?

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April 8th ( AP current affairs )
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Recently In which of the following wild life Sanctuaries of Andhra Pradesh four new kingfisher species discovered?

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Four new kingfisher species discovered in Krishna wild life Sanctuary The species have been identified as White-throated kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis), Pied kingfisher (Ceryle rudis), Black-capped kingfisher (Halcyon pileate) and the Common kingfisher.

Recently there is a news that centre is dumped plans to built Dugarajapatnam Port. In which of the following districts Dugarajapatnam is located?

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Dugarajapatnam Port is a proposed seaport, located in Nellore distrcit. It will be controlled by the Union government, alongside Visakhapatnam Port in the state of Andhra Pradesh, which would cost nearly ₹8,000 crore (US$1.2 billion). The port is set up under India Companies Act 1956 with equity participation of Government of Andhra Pradesh.

What is the rank of A.P in terms of milk production?

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Note: AP State stands 2nd in Egg production 4th in Meat production

Which is the only tree species in A.P that is 100% under contract farming with tie up of processing plants for extraction of oil?

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International Institute of Digital Technologies was located at:

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April 9th ( AP current affairs)
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The proposed Happiness Commission in A.P will be headed by:

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The Andhra Pradesh government will soon constitute a Happiness Commission that will take up a series of programmes to promote “happiness” in the state The commission, which will work under the department of planning, will be headed by chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu Note: Andhra Pradesh became the second state in the country to introduce an exclusive ministry for happiness in April 2017. Madhya Pradesh is the first.

How much percentage of reservation for Kapus was provided as per the bill passed by A.P assembly?

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The Andhra Pradesh Legislature adopted a bill seeking to provide 5 per cent reservation for the Kapu community, including its three sub-castes, in educational institutions and public appointments. The bill, upon the Governor’s assent, will have to be forwarded to the Centre for a constitutional amendment to include Kapus in the backward classes list under Schedule 9 and give validity to the quota as the 5 per cent proposed is over and above the stipulated 50 per cent reservation for different sections.

How many major irrigation projects will be modernized under Andhra Pradesh Irrigation Livelihood Improvement Project (Phase-II)?

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Andhra Pradesh Irrigation Livelihood Improvement Project (Phase-II) for Rs. 2000 crores is under examination with Government of India. The project proposal consists of modernization of 2 Major Irrigation and 18 Medium Irrigation projects, restoration of 445 Minor Irrigation tanks and Agri business component. It is estimated that about 4,00,000 Acres of aycut will be stabilized under this project.

Who among the following were the members of AP Backward Classes Commission that look into the reservation for Kapus issue?

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From which of the following state E-way bill was introduced in A.P for intra state of goods?

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After the rollout of the e-way bill system for all inter-state movement of goods on April 1, the electronic way bill system for the intra-state movement of goods in five states will be launched from April 15. In the first phase, the states that will have the e-way bill system for the intra-state movement of goods are Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh. The intra-state movement of goods under the e-way bill is already operational in Karnataka - the first state to do so - from April 1.

April 10th ( AP current affairs )
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