April 2018 (National & International Current Affairs) – Test 1

Recently which state government increased the retirement age of their state employees from 60 to 62 years?

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Which of the following is the aim of Setu Bharatam programme?

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Setu Bharatam programme aims to ensure road safety by making all national highways free of railway level crossings, by 2019, by building railway over bridges/ under passes.

In which of the following states Asia’s largest drip irrigation project is located?

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The largest drip irrigation project in Asia, the Ramthal project in Karnataka, executed by Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Limited (MEIL), has been commissioned recently. Netafim, an Israeli corporation, has provided technical assistance for this project, which is based on the Israeli drip technology The Ramthal Marola project in the Bhagalkot district of Karnataka has been implemented by Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigam Limited. MEIL will be in charge of the operation and maintenance of this project for the next five years. The Ramthal Marola project in the Bhagalkot district of Karnataka has been implemented by Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigam Limited. MEIL will be in charge of the operation and maintenance of this project for the next five years.

How many cities were selected under HRIDAY?

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The National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) was launched in 2015 with an initial coverage of 12 cities. The scheme is aimed at preserving and revitalizing the soul and unique character of the heritage cities in the country. The Mission is being operated as a central sector scheme and is initially being implemented in 12 identified cities namely, Ajmer, Amaravati, Amritsar, Badami, Dwarka, Gaya, Kanchipuram, Mathura, Puri, Varanasi, Velankanni and Warangal.

From April 1st E-way bill is mandatory for inter-state movement of goods worth over:

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Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile belongs to:

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Recently Russia has conducted a second drop test of its latest heavy intercontinental ballistic missile, the Sarmat. Sarmat is intended to replace the Soviet-designed Voyevoda, the world's heaviest ICBM that is known as 'Satan' in the West.

In which of the following states, India’s longest elevated road was inaugurated?

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated a 10.30-km-long elevated road, touted to be the longest of its kind in the country, connecting UP Gate and Rajnagar Extension

Babur is a name of cruise missile belongs to:

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Pakistan on Thursday conducted successful test fire of indigenously developed Submarine Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM) BABUR having a range of 450 KMs

Which of the following ministry act as the nodal ministry for the implementation of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act?

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The social justice ministry is the nodal ministry for the implementation of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Which of the following missions of ISRO are failures in recent times?

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The 3-stage GSLV Mk ll rocket flying the GSLV FO8 mission successfully injected the GSAT -6A on March 29. But on March 31st the Indian Space Research Organisation today lost contact with the GSAT-6A satellite. Previously India’s mission to launch its backup navigation satellite IRNSS-1H on board PSLV-C39 ended in a failure after a technical fault on the final leg following a perfect launch

NASA's INSIGHT mission is related to:

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NASA is all set to send the first-ever mission dedicated to exploring the deep interior of Mars. The mission is named as INSIGHT ( Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport mission) Scheduled to launch on May 5, InSight - a stationary lander - will also be the first NASA mission since the Apollo moon landings to place a seismometer, a device that measures quakes, on the soil of another planet.

Foal Eagle is the name of military training exercise between:

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Foal Eagle is a combined field training exercise (FTX) conducted annually by the Republic of Korea (South Korea) Armed Forces and the United States Armed Forces under the auspices of the Combined Forces Command. It is one of the largest military exercises conducted annually in the world. Foal Eagle has been a source of friction with the government of Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and domestic ROK critics.

Consider the following statements about E-way bill:

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Bedaquiline is related to:

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Bedaquiline is the active substance in a TB drug which is also sometimes known by the trade name of Sirturo. Bedaquiline works by blocking an enzyme inside the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria called ATP synthase.

Headquarters of Indian Institute of Rice Research is located at:

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Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR) formerly DRR, was established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in 1965 with its national headquarters at Hyderabad.

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Government recently released a draft Bill related to health sector known as DISHA bill. What is the full form of DISHA?

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The government released a draft Bill termed Digital Information Security in Healthcare Bill, which seeks to give powers to citizens about their health data and pushes for penalties on misuse

Recently Delhi becomes first city to roll out BS-VI fuel. One of the advantages with BS-VI fuel is presence of less:

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The government’s move to shift to higher quality BS VI fuel for automobiles will help cut the level of pollutant sulphur in petrol and diesel by as much as 80 per cent. Please note, BS-IV fuels contain 50 parts per million (ppm) sulphur, while BS-V and BS-VI grade fuel will have 10 ppm sulphur.

Waong-Tri junction is located in:

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Indian troops deployed along the disputed Sino-India border in the Himalayan range of the Arunachal sector have increased their patrolling at a tri-junction of India, China and Myanmar to prevent a repeat of a Doklam-like standoff. The tri-junction is located around 50 km from Walong, India’s easternmost town in Arunachal Pradesh, near the Tibet region.

Recently 114th meeting of Permanent Indus commission was held in New Delhi. In this context consider following statements:

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Which of the following river is associated with Pakal Dul Dam?

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The Pakal Dul Dam is a proposed concrete-face rock-fill dam on the Marusadar River, a tributary of the Chenab River, in Kishtwar district of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation

Which county will soon inaugurate longest sea bridge in the world?

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China is ready to inaugurate the longest sea bridge in the world this year. The bridge, which connects Hong Kong and Macau with mainland China, is 55 km long and six lanes wide. The project is aimed at bringing these three places closer by reducing the journey time to just about an hour long.

On which of the following dates, World Autism awareness day is observed?

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World Autism Acceptance Day is an internationally recognised day on 2 April every year, encouraging Member States of the United Nations to take measures to raise acceptance about people with autism throughout the world. The theme of World Autism Awareness Day 2018 was 'Empowering Women and Girls with Autism'.

Recently there is a news regarding Privilege Motion. In this context consider following statements:

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Which of the following country is the largest mobile phone producer in the world?

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China is the largest mobile phone producer in the world. India replaces Vietnam to become second largest producer of mobile phones

Space craft cementry is located in:

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Spacecraft Cemetery’ is a place, more specifically, a spacecraft graveyard on Earth where satellites are “dropped” at the end of their operational lives. CHINA’S out-of-control space station Tiangong-1 mostly burned up upon re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere and landed in the Spacecraft Cemetery’ in South Pacific Ocean Note: World’s “spacecraft cemetery” known as Point Nemo — considered the most remote place on Earth. It is considered the most remote place on Earth and for that very reason it is home to what NASA calls the world’s “spacecraft cemetery”.

Consider the following statements about Konark temple:

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Note: A world-class interpretation centre and other tourist facilities for visitors were today inaugurated at the Konark Sun Temple Jagannath Temple in Puri was called the “White Pagoda”.

What is the rank of India in Global Democracy Index?

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In the recent Global Democracy Index Norway has topped the list, followed by Iceland and Sweden. India has slipped to 42nd place. As per the report the main reason for fall in India’s rank is“rise of conservative religious ideologies” and increase in vigilantism and violence against minorities as well as other dissenting voices.

Recently Law commission invited people suggestions pertaining to uniform civil code. Which article of the constitution deals with Uniform civil code?

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An uniform civil code will mean a set of common personal laws for all citizens. Currently, for example, there are different personal laws for Hindus and Muslims. Personal law covers property, marriage and divorce, inheritance and succession. The uniform civil code became a flashpoint in Indian politics in 1985 during the Shah Bano case. The Supreme Court had held that Bano, a Muslim woman, should get alimony from her ex-spouse. In the context of that judgment the court had said an unifo ..

Big falcon rocket is related to:

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SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk plans to send the first colonists to Mars around 2024. Future astronauts would ride there on SpaceX's forthcoming Big Falcon Rocket(BFR). The rocket will eventually replace the entire line of rockets that SpaceX now flies — the Falcon 9 and the Falcon Heavy.

Utkal diwas or Orissa day is celebrated on April 1st to mark the formation of Orissa. In which Orissa was formed as separate state

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Indian state of Odisha came into being on April 1, 1936, around a decade before India achieved independence from the British colonisation. The state was established as a separate British India province and the day is celebrated as Orissa Day to encourage the remembrance of the same and foster a spirit of unity among all the citizens of the state. Note: Odisha is the third state in India in terms of tribal population Orissa was renamed as Odisha by the Parliament of India on November 9, 201

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As per National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) report, which of the following is India’s best university?

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The India Rankings 2018 were done under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) that considered 3,954 institutes across nine parameters. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore is India’s best university followed by Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University and Banaras Hindu University

Consider the following statements about Atal Pension Yojana:

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SIDBI celebrated its Foundation Day this year on April 2. In which year SIDBI was established?

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Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) is the principal development financial institution in India headquartered at Lucknow. It was set up on April 2, 1990 through an Act of Parliament. SIDBI acts as the Principal Financial Institution for the Promotion, Financing and Development of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector and for co-ordination of functions of institutions engaged in similar activities.

Recommendations of Santhanam committe leads to formation of:

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Recently Central government filed review petition over verdict of SC/ST act. Which article of the Constitution provides that Supreme Court can review and revise its own orders?

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Article 137 of the Constitution provides that Supreme Court can review and revise its own orders.

What is the rank of India in Global start-up ecosystem?

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According to a report released by Startupblink, the Indian startup ecosystem is ranked at number 37 and the global ranking of its top three cities are Bangalore, New Delhi, and Mumbai.

Namdapha National Park is located in:

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Recently Namdapha National Park has identified tentatively for listing under World Heritage Site.

Who among the following was the first woman to head UN political affairs?

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Long-serving American diplomat Rosemary DiCarlo was appointed to become the first woman to head UN political affairs, one of the most high-profile positions at the world body.

Today Google marks freedom fighter Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay's 115th birth anniversary with doodle. Consider the following statements about Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay

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In Index of Industrial production, eight core sectors constitute what % in IIP?

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The Eight Core Industries comprise nearly 40.27% of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP). These are Electricity , steel, refinery products, crude oil, coal, cement, natural gas and fertilisers. Note: Current base year for IIP is 2011-2012

NASA’s Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment (ASPIRE) was related to:

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A supersonic parachute that will help the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) missions to land on Mars, was successfully launched into the sky during a key test designed to mimic the conditions of entering the red planet.

Consider the following statements about “Adopt a Heritage” Project:

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In which of the following states Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve is located?

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The Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve (ABR) was established in 2001 and is spread across the two states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

Among eight core industries, which of the following sector constitutes maximum weightage?

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Petroleum Refinery production (weight: 28.04%), Electricity generation (19.85%), Steel production (17.92%), Coal production (10.33%), Crude Oil production (8.98%), Natural Gas production (6.88%), Cement production (5.37%), Fertilizers production (2.63%).

Which of the following sports associated with Santosh Trophy?

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The Santosh Trophy is an association football knock-out competition contested by the regional state associations and government institutions under the All India Football Federation (AIFF), the sport's governing body in India 2018 Santosh Trophy was won by Kerala

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In which of the following states Mopin Festival is celebrated?

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The Mopin Festival is an agricultural festival celebrated by the Galo tribe of Arunachal Pradesh, India in particular of the Galo group of tribes which resides in East Siang and West Siang districts.

3rd Annual Meeting of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) on 'Enhancing Port and Coastal Infrastructure' was held in:

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Second lead-up Conference to 3rd Annual Meeting of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) on 'Enhancing Port and Coastal Infrastructure' begins today in Visakhapatnam. The panel discusses various issues relating to trade promotion through sea route, building-up robust port & coastal infrastructure and revising & relaxing maritime regulatory issues to promote blue economy in India.

Union Cabinet has given its approval for rightsizing the Competition Commission of India (CCI) from One Chairperson and Six Members to:

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The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for rightsizing the Competition Commission of India (CCI) from One Chairperson and Six Members (totalling seven) to One Chairperson and Three Members (totalling four) Note; Section 8(1) of the Competition Act, 2002 (the Act) provides that the Commission shall consist of a Chairperson and not less than two and not more than six Members. Presently, the Chairperson and four Members are in position.

Consider the following statements about Deendayal Antodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission

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Recently there is a news that 14000 NGOs have been cancelled during the last four years under FCRA act. In which year FCRA act was enacted?

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Foreign Contribution (regulation) Act was enacted in the year 2010.

10th edition of DefExpo will be held in:

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DefExpo India has become one of the largest events of its kind in the world for the last 10 years. The 10th edition of DefExpo is being held in Chennai from 11 to 14 April 2018

Mid-term ministerial conference of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) will be held in:

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The Non- Aligned Movement Mid-Term Ministerial Conference will be held in Azerbaijan's capital Baku on 5-6. April. 2018 under the theme of "Promoting international peace and security for sustainable development

Recently there is a news regarding setting up the Noida International Greenfield Airport at Jewar which is a part of NABH Nirman. What is the full form of NABH?

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Government of India announced a scheme in union budget to expand airport capacity more than five times to handle a billion trips a year under a new scheme called NextGen Airports for Bharat (NABH) Nirman. This scheme constitutes investments to be made in airport upgrade by both the private sector and the state-owned Airports Authority of India (AAI) in the due course of time. The scheme is to establish about 100 airports in 15 years at an estimated investment of Rs 4 lakh crore – a large percentage of the investment is to come from the private sector.

BHEL commissioned Kishanganga hydro electric project in Jammu & Kashmir. Kishanganga is the tributary of:

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Consider the following statements about 21st edition of Common Wealth Games:

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Commonwealth Games 2018 will begin in Gold Coast, Queens land in Australia

Recently which country approved law to establish a supreme council for combating terrorism?

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The Egyptian parliament has preliminarily approved a new law to establish a supreme council for combating terrorism,

Recently which state government brings in 1% reservation for orphans in government jobs and education?

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Who among the following was the head of panel formed to examine the conduction of examinations and suggest measures to handle the same in fool proof manner?

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The HRD ministry has set up a "high-powered committee" to examine the process by which the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts examinations, following the alleged leak of the Class X mathematics and the Class XII economics papers. The panel, headed by former HRD secretary VS Oberoi, will also suggest measures to make the process "secure and foolproof through the use of technology"

Union Cabinet has given its approval to the Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018. In which year Protection of Human Rights Act was enacted?

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The Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 was enforced on 28th January 1993. The National Human Rights Commission in India is an autonomous public body constituted on 12 October 1993 under the Protection of Human Rights act.

Recently a petition was filed in Supreme Court for one candidate, one seat. Currently maximum from how many number constituencies a candidate can contest in elections?

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Union cabinet has given its approval to the Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018. In this context consider following statements:

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Under the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India ‘Police’ and ‘Public Order’ are:

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‘Police’ and ‘Public Order’ are State subjects under the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India. The responsibility to maintain law and order, protection of life and property of the people rests primarily with the respective State Governments. The State Governments are competent to deal with such offences under the extant provisions of laws.

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology is located at:

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US president Donald Trump announced that the program DACA was terminated. What is the full form of DACA?

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US President Donald Trump has declared Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals as "dead" a program that protects immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children and pressed Congress to immediately pass legislation to secure the US border with Mexico.

How many number of offences were listed under SC/ST atrocities act-1989?

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The Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted to prevent atrocities against scheduled castes and scheduled tribes. The Act is popularly known as POA, the SC/ST Act, the Prevention of Atrocities Act, or simply the Atrocities Act. Note: Indian Parliament enacted the Untouchability Offences Act 1955, which underwent amendment and renaming in 1976 to become the Protection of Civil Rights (PCR) Act. Under this Act, ‘untouchability’ as a result of religious and social disabilities was made punishable. However, due to legal loopholes, the levels of punishments being less punitive as compared to those of the IPC, and the law and order machinery being neither professionally trained nor socially inclined to implement such social legislation, a more comprehensive and more punitive Act was required to protect SCs and STs from violence committed by other communities. This gave rise to the SC/ST (PoA) Act 1989.

Global Logistics Summit was held in:

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To support awareness building and develop better understanding on these issues, the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, in partnership with FICCI and the World Bank Group, was Global Logistics Summit The Summit provides an opportunity to discuss the above issues among global experts, academics, government officials and private sector and industry representatives.

In India National maritime Day is celebrated on:

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April 5 is celebrated as the National Maritime Day in India every year. The day is celebrated to commemorate the maiden voyage of the first Indian owned ship “SS Loyalty” sailed from Bombay to London on 5th April 1919. Theme of 2018 National maritime Day is 'Indian Shipping - An Ocean of opportunity' An award called Varuna is conferred to those who have made an outstanding contribution to the Indian maritime sector on this day.

Today is Jagjivan Ram birth anniversary. In this context consider following statements:

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Government of India set target to increase India’s share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals in world’s International tourist arrivals to:

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Government has targeted to increase India’s share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals in world’s International tourist arrivals to 1% by 2020 and increase to 2% by 2025. Note: Ministry of Tourism has two flagship schemes viz. Swadesh Darshan - Integrated Development of Theme Based Tourist Circuits, and PRASHAD - Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive for creation of tourism infrastructure and thereby generating pro-tourism culture in the people.

Consider the following statements about JATAN project:

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Headquarters of Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is located at:

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The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is an intergovernmental organisation and the implementing body for the Chemical Weapons Convention, which entered into force on 29 April 1997. The OPCW, with its 192 member states, has its seat in The Hague, Netherlands, and oversees the global endeavour for the permanent and verifiable eliminatation of chemical weapons.

What is the rank of India in terms of crude steel production?

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Recently India emerged as World’s second largest producer of crude steel. First-China

In which of the following states, Bishnoi tribes are present?

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Bishnoi (also known as Vishnoi and Prahladapanthi) is a Hindu religious sect found in the Western Thar Desert and northern states of India. They follow a set of 29 principles/commandments given by Guru Jambheshwar. Jambheshwar founded the sect at Samrathal Dhora in 1485 and his teachings, comprising 120 shabads, are known as Shabadwani.

What is the name of APP launched by Union ministry of coal for monitoring Quality of coal?

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The Union Minister for Railways and Coal Shri Piyush Goyal today launched UTTAM App for Coal Quality Monitoring. UTTAM stands for – Unlocking Transparency by Third Party Assessment of Mined Coal (uttam.coalindia.in)

Who among the following clinched first gold medal for India in 2018 Common Wealth Games?

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Note: Champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, who won India's first gold medal in the ongoing Commonwealth Games, hails from Manipur

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Consider the following statements about SWAYAM initiative:

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Which of the following country will host the 16thInternational Energy Forum (IEF) Ministerial Meeting?

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India will host the 16thInternational Energy Forum (IEF) Ministerial Meeting. The meeting will be held in New Delhi. The biennial IEF Ministerial Meetings are the world's largest gathering of Energy Ministers who engage in a dialogue on global energy issues. About IEF: The International Energy Forum (IEF) is an inter-governmental arrangement set up in 1991,based in Riyadh which serves as a neutral facilitator of informal, open, informed and continuing global energy dialogue among its members comprising of energy producing and energy consuming states, including transit countries. There are 72 member countries of IEF, including India, covering all six continents, which are signatories to the Charter of the IEF. Its membership accounts for 90% of global supply and demand for oil and gas.

'SAHYOG- HYEOBLYEOG 2018' is the name of joint anti-piracy exercise between India and:

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Who among the following was the chairman of Special forum for inclusive growth in North-East Region?

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Which of the following is not correct with respect to schemes related to women?

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As per latest survey conducted by the Airports Authority of India (AAI), Which airport has been adjudged as the India’s cleanest airport?

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As per latest survey conducted by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) across 53 airports, the Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) has been declared as the cleanest and best-maintained airport in the country under the 1.5 million to 5 million passenger handling airport category.

Who among the following was the chairman of National Council on India’s Nutrition Challenges?

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A National Council on India’s Nutrition Challenges has been set up under the Chairpersonship of Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog for policy direction, review, effective coordination and convergence between Ministries which have a sectoral responsibilty for the challenge of nutrition.

Icarus is the name of:

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Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered the farthest individual star ever seen - an enormous blue stellar body nicknamed Icarus located over halfway across the universe.

Recently there is news regarding ISRO's Project to Support ASEAN Countries. How many countries are present in ASEAN?

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The Budget Session, 2018 of Parliament has been adjourned sine die today. In this context consider following statements:

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The power of adjournment lies and adjournment sine die lies with the Speaker.

Which of the following country will host Boao Forum for Asia?

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BFA is modeled after the World Economic Forum held annually in Davos, Switzerland. It has its fixed address in Bo'ao, Hainan province, China, although the Secretariat is based in Beijing. The forum known as the “Asian Davos”, inherits its name from the town of Boao, located in China’s southern Hainan province, which has been the permanent venue for its annual conference since 2002

In which of the following states Ministry of Tribal Affairs launches first ever “Van Dhan Vikas Kendra”

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Ministry of Tribal Affairs launches first ever “Van Dhan Vikas Kendra” at Bijapur, Chhattisgarh for providing skill upgradation and capacity building training and setting up of primary processing and value addition facility.

The Budget Session, 2018 of Parliament has been concuded today. Under which article of the constitution president addresses both houses in the first session of the year?

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President addressed both Houses of Parliament assembled together in terms of Article 87(1) of the Constitution

POSHAN Abhiyaan is to bring down stunting among children in the age group 0-6 years from 38.4% to:

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Samta Diwas is the celebration of birth anniversary of :

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What is the theme of World Health Day?

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April 7th- World Health Day Theme of 2018 World Health Day: Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere

What is the purpose of Sounding Rocket EXperiment (SOUREX) which is conducted recently from Thumba Equtorial launching station?

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The RH300 sounding rocket, developed by Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) as part of a study to enrich available atmospheric data, would be launched from Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station (TERLS). This is 21st launch of RH300 sounding rocket. The launch is part of a study undertaken by VSSC under the Sounding Rocket Experiment (SOUREX) programme, which utilises the RH-300 MKII sounding rocket to study the Equatorial E and lower ionosphere regions of the atmosphere

On which of the following rivers Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project will be constructed?

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Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project (PMP) is a bi-national hydropower project to be developed in Mahakali River bordering Nepal and India. Development of PMP, is a mutual interest project between two countries, and is covered under integrated Mahakali Treaty signed between Nepal and India according to which, equal sizes of underground power house i.e. of 3240MV will be constructed on each side of Mahakali river in India and Nepal

Exercise Gagan shakti is related to:

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Who among the following was the head of National Committee formed to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi from Oct 2 2019 to Oct 2 2010?

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi head a government committee formed to coordinate year-long celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary from October 2, 2019. The committee includes the chief ministers of all the states, representatives from across the political spectrum, Gandhians, thinkers, and eminent persons from all walks of life,

Swachh Swasth Sarvatra is a joint initiative of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and:

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Swachh Swasth Sarvatra is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation

Parliament has prorogued yesterday. Who among the following has the power to prorogue parliament?

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The presiding officer (Speaker or Chairman) declares the House adjourned sine die, when the business of a session is completed. Within the next few days, the President issues a notification for prorogation of the session. However, the President can also prorogue the House while in session

What is the rank of India in Climate Change Performance Index?

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India has ranked 14th out of 56 nations and European Union on Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2018 released by environmental organisation Germanwatch.

From which of the following states, GOBARdhan Yojana scheme will launched in April end?

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'Gobar-dhan Yojana', the central scheme for managing and converting cattle dung into manure and biogas, will be launched at the national level from Karnal in Haryana on April 30

9th Indian Youth Science Congress held in:

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Which of the following city is known as Gateway to Nepal?

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As an entry point to Nepal from Patna and Kolkata, Birgunj is known as the "Gateway to Nepal". Recently, Indian PM and Nepal PM jointly inaugurated integrated checkpost at Birgunj

Recently, which of the hormone is banned by Union government to stop its misuse in the livestock industry?

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The Union government banned imports of the hormone oxytocin to stop its misuse in the livestock industry, where activists say it causes hormonal imbalances and shortens the lives of milch animals.

Consider the following statements about Monetary Policy Committee

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Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary is located in:

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Sathish Kumar Sivalingam won the Gold Medal at Commonwealth Games in the field of:

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In which of the following states Manas National Park is located?

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Note: Recently, Assam Spring Festival was held at Manas National Park

Desert Tiger-5 is the joint military exercise between:

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Currently, how many countries are present in World Trade Organization?

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Central Board of Excise and Customs was renamed as:

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The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) now rechristened as Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs- CBIC

Consider the following statements about National Anti-profiteering Authority:

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As per the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018 report of the United Nations, What is the projected growth rate of India for the year 2018-19?

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As per the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018 report of the United Nations, the Indian economy is projected to grow at 7.2 per cent in 2018-19 and 7.4 per cent in 2019-20.

In which of the following places Indian Navy conducted HADR exercise named 'Chakravat'?

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Indian Navy conducted multi-agency humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) exercise named 'Chakravat' meaning 'cyclone' with coordination of Kerala Government off Kochi Coast.

What is the color of Baal Aadhaar that is recently introduced by UIDAI?

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The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has introduced a blue in coloured Aadhaar known as Baal Aadhaar for the child below 5 years of age.

Affordable Housing Fund launched in Union budget was placed under:

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In line with the government’s aim to provide housing for all by 2022, Affordable Housing Fund (AHF) under National Housing Bank was announced in Union budget.

How many countries are present in Gulf cooperation Council?

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Member of GCC-Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE

Which among the following organized World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS 2018)?

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World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS 2018) was held in New Delhi. The summit was organized by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). Note: Headquarters of The Energy and Resources Institute was located in New Delhi

'Udyami Mitra' Portal is related to:

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Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has launched the 'Udyami Mitra' Portal to improve accessibility of credit and handholding services to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)

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Recently there is news regarding Cauvery dispute issue. In this context consider following statements

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Recently 16th International Energy Forum (IEF) Ministerial was held in New Delhi. The secretariat of IEF is located at:

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The International Energy Forum, also known as IEF, is the world's largest recurring gathering of energy ministers. It is unique in that participants not only include IEA and OPEC countries, but also key international actors such as Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Russia, and South Africa. The IEF countries account for more than 90 percent of global oil and gas supply and demand.

In which of the following cities 8th Theatre Olympics was held?

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8th Theatre Olympics, the biggest international theatre festival held in Mumbai for the first time

What is the full form of UMANG app of government of India?

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UMANG or Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance, is a Government of India all-in-one single unified secure multi-channel multi-platform multi-lingual multi-service freeware mobile app for accessing over 1,200 central and state government services

How many reports were submitted by National Commission on Farmers, chaired by Prof. M. S. Swaminathan?

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The National Commission on Farmers, chaired by Prof. M. S. Swaminathan, submitted five reports through the period December 2004 - October 2006. Following from the first four, the final report focused on causes of famer distresses and the rise in farmer suicides, and recommends addressing them through a holistic national policy for farmers

The first meeting of newly constituted NITI Forum for North East will be held in:

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The ‘NITI Forum for North East’ was constituted in February 2018 with an aim to ensure sustainable economic growth of the North Eastern Region (NER) of the country and periodically review the development status in NER. The first meeting of Newly constituted NITI Forum for North East will be held in Agartala, The meeting will be chaired by the Vice-Chairman, NITI Aayog, Rajeev Kumar

Recently Researchers have discovered two new languages Walmiki and Malhar. These languages are spoken in which of the following states?

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Prof Panchanan Mohanty, former dean of the School of Humanities at University of Hyderabad (UoH) has discovered two languages, which have been lying hidden from linguists. They are spoken in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. As a part of the research activity of the Centre for Endangered Languages and Mother Tongue Studies, UoH, Prof Mohanty of the department of linguists, discovered two languages - Walmiki and Malhar. Linguists do not know that these two languages exist. Only a few people living in the forest and hilly areas speak these languages. Walmiki is spoken in Koraput of Odisha and on the bordering districts of Andhra Pradesh.

International Conference on Human Rights in South Asia was held in:

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International Conference on Human Rights in South Asia was held in Kathmandu and the conference was inaugurated by President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari

Consider the following statements about Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana:

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Note: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved to enhance of the target of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) from five crore to eight crore with an additional allocation of Rs. 4,800 crore. The decision comes in the wake of huge response to Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) from the women particularly in rural areas and to cover such households not having LPG connection. The revised target of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) will be achieved by 2020.

How many nations were present in Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership?

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The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), also known as TPP11 is an agreed in principle trade agreement between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.

Which of the following is not correct with respect to regulatory authorities?

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8th Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific was held in:

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The Eighth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific being jointly organised by Union of ministry of housing and urban affairs and government of Madhya Pradesh was held in Indore. Theme of the event is “Achieving Clean Water, Clean Land and Clean Air through 3R and Resource Efficiency – A 21st Century Vision for Asia-Pacific Communities”. In 2009, the Regional 3R Forum in Asia was established at Japan's proposal as a platform for broad cooperation on promotion of the 3Rs – reduce, reuse and recycle – in Asia

CriSidEx is India’s first sentiment index for micro and small enterprises (MSEs). The index was developed jointly by CRISIL and

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Recently there is a news regarding contempt of court. Which of the following articles deals with contempt of court?

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Article 129 and 215 of the Constitution of India empowers the Supreme Court and High Court respectively to punish people for their respective contempt. Section 10 of The Contempt of Courts Act of 1971 defines the power of the High Court to punish contempts of its subordinate courts.

Every year April 10th celebrated as world Homeopathy day to pay tribute to:

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The World Homoeopathy Day is observed every year on April 10 to pay tribute to Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, founder and father of Homeopathy system of medicine

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The Union government has finalized a restructured national bamboo mission to promote commercial bamboo cultivation. In this context consider following statements:

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India has about 136 species of bamboo, making it the country with the highest biodiversity and the second-highest bamboo area, after China Bamboo plantations have higher carbon sequestration, they are environmentally sustainable too. Carbon sequestration is the process by which carbon is removed from the environment. Northeast, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh are key bamboo-growing states

Which of the following is not a member country in BCIM economic corridor project?

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Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar are the member countries in BCIM economic corridor project

Which of the following is not correct with respect to organizations and their headquarters?

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Which of the following states is not covered by Kaveri river's basin?

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The river's basin covers three states and a Union Territory as follows: Tamil Nadu, 43,856 square kilometres (16,933 sq mi); Karnataka, 34,273 square kilometres (13,233 sq mi); Kerala, 2,866 square kilometres (1,107 sq mi), and Puducherry, 160 square kilometres (62 sq mi).

Which of the following state government launched water ATM policy for urban areas?

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The Haryana government has come up with Water ATM Policy to provide clean drinking water to people at public places in cities

Who among the following was elected as chairman of Boao Forum also known as Asian Davos?

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Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday was elected chairman of the Boao Forum for Asia, which is currently underway in China's Hainan province. Ban replaced Japan's Yasuo Fukuda at the annual conference, known as the "Asian Davo

Which article of the constitution empowers the Jammu & Kashmir state’s legislature to define “permanent residents” of the state?

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In which year Prevention of Cruelty to Animals act was enacted?

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Project Dhoop is related to:

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In order to address rising incidence of Vitamin D deficiencies (VDD), particularly amongst the young people, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on Monday launched a unique initiative, ‘Project Dhoop’ in association with NCERT, NDMC and North MCD Schools.

India’s first All-electric superfast train was launched in:

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In Patna to mark the centenary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi's Champaran Satyagraha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today flagged off India's first all-electric superfast train and gave a boost to the Clean India mission. It is a big Make-In-India project completed by France's Alstom.

Yaogan-31 remote sensing satellites belong to:

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China successfully launched the first group of Yaogan-31 remote sensing satellites into space, which will be used for electromagnetic environment surveys and other related technology tests. A micro nano technologys experiment satellite was also carried by a Long March-4C rocket into the orbit.

Numaligarah Refinery Ltd is located in:

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Recently India and Bangladesh signed an agreement to set up a 129.5 km oil pipeline. This 129.5-km long oil pipeline will be built from the Siliguri Marketing Terminal of the Numaligarah Refinery Ltd (NRL) in India to the Parbaripur depot of the Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC). Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL), which was set up at Morangi in the district of Golaghat (Assam) in accordance with the provisions made in the historic Assam Accord signed on 15th August 1985, has been conceived as a vehicle for speedy industrial and economic development of the region.

Recently Indian became 69th member of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). In which year EBRD is formed with headquarters at London?

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How many essential commodities are monitored on daily basis by price monitoring cell in Department of Consumer affairs?

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22 essential commodities are monitored on daily basis by price monitoring cell in Department of Consumer affairs. These 22 commodities included in five groups-Food grains, Pulses, Edible Oils, Vegetables and other items

Recently India gain access to strategically located Duqm port. The port is located in:

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India signed a key pact with Oman that allows her military vessels to use the strategically located Duqm port and dry dock. The Duqm port on the southeastern coast of Oman, opening into the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean, is strategic to India because to its north is the Chabahar port in Iran. India is helping develop Chabahar to open a trade route to Afghanistan and Central Asia, bypassing Pakistan. Note: The Chabahar port is crucial not only because Pakistan does not allow India to send goods to Iran and Afghanistan, but also because it will act as a counter to the nearby Gwadar port in Pakistan, which China is developing.

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