March 3rd – AP Current Affairs Practice Bits

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Currently there are protests in Rayalaseema region for High court as per Sri Bagh agreement. In which year Sri Bagh agreement was signed?

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Exp: Sri Bagh agreement was signed between leader of Rayalaseema and Circars on 16th Nov 1937. Note: Sri Bagh is the name of residency of Kasinathuni Nageswar Rao (editor of Andhra Patrika)

Who among the following coined the slogan coined the slogan - Visakha Ukku (steel), Andhrula Hakku?

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Tenneti Viswanadham (1895-1979), a Gandhian and freedom-fighter, who led the agitation in the late sixties for the steel plant at Vizag. Note: Rajiv Gandhi took up the construction of the Vizag steel plant for which the foundation stone had been laid by Indira Gandhi in 1971.

What is the rank of AP in terms of international tourist arrivals?

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Exp: • In Domestic Tourism AP stands in Third place in India • In terms of international tourist arrivals AP stands at 12th place

Consider the following statements about Asian water bird census?

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At which of the following places a Special Tourism Zone was established in Andhra Pradesh?

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Exp: Currently AP government is focusing on Six major projects in Tourism sector. They are 1. A special tourism zone at Madhurawada and the 2. Decommissioned Naval Warship Virat-aircraft carrier museum in Vizag, 3. Havelock Bridge in Rajahmundry, 4. Bhavani Island in the middle of the Krishna river in Vijayawada, 5. Kakinada Hope Island under Swadesh Darshan scheme in East Godavari district and 6. Gandikota Fort in Anantapur district were the major projects in spotlight. 250 acres had been identified at Madhurawada in Vizag city to build multiple facilities such as an amusement park, oceanarium and others.

At which of the following lakes Pelican Bird festival-2018 was held?

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Note: • The festival was organised by AP Tourism Authority & Krishna District administration • Kolleru lake was declared as Wild life sanctuary in 1999

Consider the following statements about Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation:

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Exp: APIIC was incorporated on 26th September, 1973

As per recent data of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), what is the rank of Andhra Pradesh interms of investment destination?

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Recently AP CM Chandrababu Naidu completes four decades in politics. In which of the following periods he served as CM of AP?

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Exp: From 1995 to 2004 CM Chandrababu Naidu served as AP CM for undivided Andhra Pradesh and From 2004 to 2014 he served as leader of opposition for undivided Andhra Pradesh From 2014-till date he is serving as Chief Minister of Bifurcated Andhra Pradesh

At which of the following places in Andhra Pradesh an all-women railway station will be launched?

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Exp: An all-women railway station being launched at Phirangipuram shortly will be a big step in addressing gender equality in the biggest public sector organisation in the country. The railway station on the Guntur-Narsaraopet line would be handed over to an all-women crew – from the station master to the signalling staff to the ticket-checking employees. Note: It is third-of-its-kind railway station in the country after Jaipur’s Gandhi Nagar and Mumbai’s Matunga.

Recently an MOU was signed between BEE, APCRDA and APSECM for the purpose of:

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Exp: The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) on Monday signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the APCRDA-Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority and the APSECM-Andhra Pradesh State Energy Conservation Mission (APSECM) for construction of energy efficient buildings as per Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) – 2017. Note: APSECM is state-designated agency for providing technical assistance to the APCRDA.

Who among the following received Kalam Innovation award for the year 2018?

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Andhra Pradesh Information Technology (IT) Minister Nara Lokesh was felicitated with Dr. Kalam Innovation in Governance Award 2018

Which section of the AP reorganization act declares that Polavaram Irrigation Project as a National Project?

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In which of the following places of Andhra Pradesh, BARC will setup a research reactor?

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Exp: Bhabha Atomic Research Centre is setting up a 30 MW research reactor at Visakhapatnam to meet the demand for high specific activity radioisotopes and carry out extensive research and development in nuclear sector. Presently, only two research reactors, including 100 MW Dhruva at Tarapur in Maharashtra and 30 KW Kamini at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu are operational, while the older six reactors have been decommissioned for various reasons.

Which of the following is the architect of tower-shaped Assembly building in Amaravati?

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Schedule IX of the AP reorganization deals with:

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Exp: In AP reorganization act • Section 9 deals with List of Govt companies and corporations • Section 10 deals with Continuance of facilities in certain institutions • Section 11 deals with Principles governing in the functioning of river management boards

What is the rank of Andhra Pardesh in terms of Solar power Generation?

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Atapaka bird sanctuary is located in which district?

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Exp: Atapaka Bird Sanctuary, located in Kolleru Lake on the borders of Krishna and West Godavari districts, has been identified as the largest spot-billed pelican home in the world.

Which of the following is not correctly matched with respect to new institutions in bifurcated Andhra Pradesh?

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In which of the following places Petrochemical complex will be setup in Andhra Pradesh?

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Note: World's largest oil company Saudi Aramco is interested in acquiring a stake in India's proposed Rs 1.8 trillion refinery in Maharashtra and a Rs 330 bn petrochemical complex in Andhra Pradesh,

What is the rank of East Godavari River Estuarine Ecosystem (EGREE) Region in Andhra Pradesh in terms of Mangrove forest cover?

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East Godavari River Estuarine Ecosystem (EGREE) Region in Andhra Pradesh is the second largest mangrove forests on the east coast of India. Note: Coringa wild life sanctuary which is located near Kakinada was a part of East Godavari River Estuarine Ecosystem (EGREE) Region.

With which of the following AP government signed an MOU to deploy IoT based solutions for electricity sector?

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Exp: Andhra Pradesh will adopt smart grid and Internet of Things (IoT) based solutions of Auto Grid a US-based leading provider of flexibility management software for the energy sector, to improve energy utilities' financial health and customer experiences The initiative will cover key segments, including agricultural pump-sets, residential/commercial ACs and industrial units

Recently with which of the following AP state government inked an MOU to setup wifi-hotspots in Villages?

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Exp: In the recent investors summit an MoU was inked between the state government and Google India under which 25,000 wifi spots would be set up to provide internet services in about 13,000 villages

Which among the following states has been chosen for the 4th Atal Shastra, Markenomy Award-2018 for best infrastructure?

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Exp: Atal Shastra Markenomy Energia, a national renowned NGO, has selected AP for prestigious national award of “Most and best infrastructure excellent state in India” for its efforts in power sector. • Atal Shastra, Markenomy Awards were given for excellence in sustainable economy and clean and green infrastructure.

Recently the APEDB signed MoUs of 1.44 lakh crore at the Partnership Summit 2018 .Who among the following act as Chairman of AP Economic Development Board?

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Exp: The AP Economic Development Board is a single point of contact for trade, investments and partnerships in Andhra Pradesh. • Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh act as Chairman of APEDB • The board acts as a catalyst to facilitate economic growth, investment climate, reforms, and competitiveness in Andhra Pradesh

AP CM Chandrababu Naidu declared Year 2018 as:

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Kia motors will setup their manufacturing plant in Anantapur. Kia motors belongs to

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Note: Head Quarters of Kia motors was located at Seoul (Capital of South Korea)

As per AP reorganization act the headquarters of Krishna River Management Board shall be located at:

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Exp: Section 85 of AP Reorganisation act deals with Constitution and functions of River Management Board This section states that The headquarters of Godavari River Management Board shall be located in the successor State of Telangana and of the Krishna River Management Board shall be located in the successor State of Andhra Pradesh.

With which of the following countries, Andhra Pradesh government signed Sister-state agreement?

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Exp: The State government has entered into a sister-state agreement with the Canton of Zurich. The Letter of Intent (LOI) was signed by Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu and Zurich Councillor and Head of the Department for Economic Affairs Carmen Walker Späh in the presence of Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu. The agreement will promote collaborations through exchange of experience and information, joint cooperation plans, industry-specific programmes and projects, establishment of joint expert groups and work, implementation of skill development of an educational nature and regular expert-level consultations,

What is the target set by AP government to achieve renewable energy capacities by the year 2021-22?

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Exp: Andhra Pradesh government has set a target to achieve 18,000 MW renewable energy capacities by the year 2021-22. Note: 1 GW=1000 MW

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