February 2019 (1st to 10th) 2018 (AP Current Affairs) – Test 1

1. As per recent report of Transparency International, what is the rank of A.P in best practices followed by states in Budget formulation?

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Assam occupied the top slot in the ranking of best practices followed by states in Budget formulation, followed by Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, says a survey by Transparency International. The survey is based on 4 parameters which include public disclosure, budgetary process, post budget fiscal management and efforts to make budget more transparent and citizen friendly.

2. Which district has the highest area under Major irrigation?

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Area under Major irrigation in A.P-65.22 la ha Highest in Guntur-11.87 la ha Least in Chittoor-0.23 la ha

3. Which district has the highest area under Minor irrigation?

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Area under Minor irrigation in A.P-25.60 la ha Highest in Chittor-3.00 la ha Least in Guntur-0.32 la ha

4. Recently AP govt decided to implement the scheme for unemployed residents who hold a degree or diploma and are aged between:

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The state cabinet meeting, presided over by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, decided to implement the scheme for unemployed residents who hold a degree or diploma and are aged between 22 and 35 years.

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1. Which district has the highest density of population?

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Density of population in A.P: 382 Highest density of population-Krishna (518) Least density of population-Kadapa (188)

2. Total forest area in Andhra Pradesh is:

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Total forest area in Andhra Pradesh is-36909.38 sq km Out of these • 11792.18 sq km is moderate dense forest • 10931.01 sq km is Open forest • 9455.24 Sq km is Scrub forest • 649.79 sq km is very desne forest

3. Kanithi Balancing Reservoir is located in which district?

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4. Which district has the highest Percentage of Urban Population to Total Population?

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Percentage of Urban Population to Total Population in A.P is-31.14% Highest Percentage of Urban Population to Total Population is in Vishakapatnam-47.45% Least Percentage of Urban Population to Total Population is in Srikakulam-16.16%

5. Which district has the highest number of post offices in the state?

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Number of Post offices in A.P-10489 Highest in Ananthapuramu-943 Least in Srikakulam-494

Feb 2nd AP Current affairs
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1. As per 13th schedule of AP reorg act, how many airports in A.P will be expanded to international standards?

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As per 13th Schedule of AP reorg act The Government of India shall, within six months from the appointed day, examine the feasibility of expanding the existing Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada and Tirupati airports to international standards and take an expeditious decision thereon

2. In which of places AP high court was inaugurated?

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The Andhra Pradesh High Court new building at Amaravati was inaugurated by the Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi. The two-storied building is located at Nelapadu in Amaravati region

3. A Cracker and Petrochemical Complex is proposed to be established by which of the following consortium at Kakinada?

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A Cracker and Petrochemical Complex is proposed to be established by the GAIL-HPCL consortium at Kakinada as per Schedule XIII of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014.

4. As per AP reorganization act, Government of India shall examine the feasibility of Metro Rail facility in Vishakhapatnam and Vijayawada-Guntur-Tenali Metropolitan Urban Development Authority within period of:

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The Government of India shall examine the feasibility of Metro Rail facility in Vishakhapatnam and Vijayawada-Guntur-Tenali Metropolitan Urban Development Authority within period of one year from the appointed day and take an expeditious decision thereon.

Feb 3rd AP Current affairs
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1. What is the name of the scheme launched by AP govt intended to provide economic support (input grant) to farmers, akin to the one announced in the union budget?

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The highlight of the budget is the allocation of Rs 5,000 crore for Annadaata Sukhibhava scheme primarily intended to provide economic support (input grant) to farmers, akin to the one announced in the union budget on February 1.

2. In which of the following sections of AP reorg act enhancement of Assembly seats by taking up delimitation of the constituencies was mentioned?

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3. Which of the following is not correct with respect to Sileru river?

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4. As per AP budget 2019-20, the growth rate of A.P for the year 2018-19 is:

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State economy was poised to grow at 11.5 per cent in 2018-19 against the national growth of 7.2 per cent

Feb 4th AP Current affairs
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1. Who among the following acts as chairman of Andhra Pradesh Urban Greening and Beautification Corporation (AP-UGBC)?

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2. How many numbers of Fair Price shops are present in A.P?

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29,462 Fair Price (FP) shops are functioning in the State as on 31.12.2017. There is one shop for every 1,376 persons in Andhra Pradesh.

3. Consider the following statements with respect to targets set by New Industrial Policy of A.P (2015-20)

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4. Recently AP government launched Naipunya Rathaams to improve digital skills. What is the other name of Naipunya Rathaams?

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World on Wheels (WoW) Project is an innovative initiative of HP Inc. India deploying self-contained internet-enabled digital lab aimed at driving digital literacy, education programming, entrepreneurship training and other community services in underserved areas The project will be initially implemented in identified 28 Smart Villages in 13 districts and will be expanded to other Smart Villages in a phased manner. It aims to create opportunities in underserved communities and empower people everywhere to build a better and more prosperous life

5. As per 2011 Census, AP accounts for what percentage of the total population of the country?

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As per 2011 Census, the State accounts for 4.10% of the total population of the country.

Feb 5th AP Current affairs
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1. Which of the following is not correct?

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2. 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

3. 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.

4. 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

5. 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.

Feb 6th AP Current affairs
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1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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

4. 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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5. International Institute of Digital Technologies was located at:

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1. The district with highest literacy rate in Andhra Pradesh is:

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Total literacy rate in A.P-67.35 District with Highest literacy rate- West Godavari (74.32%) District with least literacy rate- Vizianagaram (58.89%)

2. How many districts of Andhra Pradesh are present in Red corridor region?

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The Red Corridor is the region in the eastern, central and the southern parts of India that experience considerable Naxalite–Maoist insurgency

3. Anna Sanjivini scheme is related to:

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The objective of Anna Sanjivini Project is “to provide quality braded generic medicines at affordable prices to all the people”

4. Andhra Pradesh government launched an ambitious scale-up of the ZBNF programme to take it to 6 million farmers by:

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5. What is the rank of Vishakapatnam in India in terms of GDP growth?

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Visakhapatnam, the 9th largest city in India in terms of GDP growth, contributes to over 90 % of the IT exports from Andhra Pradesh

8th Feb AP Current Affairs
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1. India's first lithium ion cell factory will come up in:

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Munoth Industries Limited will set up India’s first lithium ion cell production project by investing Rs 799 crore in three phases in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, a move which will provide a trigger for enabling mobile component manufacturing in India that will also lead to value addition in overall mobile phone manufacturing.

2. Which university has been selected as a mentoring varsity for the central university to be established in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh?

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The University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been selected as a mentoring varsity for the central university to be established in Anantapur districtof Andhra Pradesh.

3. Petrochemical project will come up in:

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4. Recently with which country Andhra Pradesh government signed several pacts for the development of a start-up area (1,691 acres) in the new capital, Amaravati?

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5. As per 13th schedule of AP reorganization act Government of India shall examine the feasibility of Metro Rail facility in:

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The Government of India shall examine the feasibility of Metro Rail facility in Vishakhapatnam and Vijayawada-Guntur-Tenali Metropolitan Urban Development Authority within period of one year from the appointed day and take an expeditious decision thereon

9th Feb AP Current affairs
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1. Gurajada Apparao University will be setup in:

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Andhra Pradesh Cabinet approved the construction of two new universities in the state. The Gurajada Apparao University would be set up in Vizianagaram while the JNTU Amaravati University would be set up in Amaravati.

2. Mukhyamantri Bala Suraksha vehicle scheme is for:

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Mukhyamantri Bala Suraksha vehicle will check all the children below 18 years of age to identify their defects at the time of birth, disabilities, diseases and deficiencies. Each team consists of two doctors and two ANMs. They conduct 120 children per day. Their deficiencies will be uploaded in the software which will be sent to the DMHO for taking further action.

3. Which of the following is the only habitat in the world which provides home for the Jerdon's courser?

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Sri Lankamalleswara Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary headquartered in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh. It is the only habitat in the world which provides home for the Jerdon's courser, a highly endangered bird species.

4. Consider the following statements regarding NAIPUNYA RATHAM or World on Wheels:

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on March 22, 2018 launched the Naipunya Ratham, a multi-utility vehicle. As part of the ‘Smart Village Smart Ward Programme’ of the state, the Naipunya Rathams will facilitate and look to improve digital literacy and digital skills. The State Government has allotted Rs 300 crore for the project and will be setting up 1000 skill development centres soon. About Naipunya Ratham • Also known as 'World on Wheels (WoW)', Naipunya Ratham is aimed at taking technology and innovation to the remote corners of the State. • The first phase of the Naipunya Ratham launch will cover 13 districts and 28 smart villages in collaboration with Hewlett Packard (HP), Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India and Guide Foundation for Development. • World on Wheels Lab is a 20-seater Bus with enabled digital facilities and learning lab equipped with smart technology gadgets as well as with e-learning tools like HP Classroom Manager, HP Video Book and HP Life.

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