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Questions Based on Current Affairs December 13 2019

  1. Where did President Ram Nath Kovind laid foundation stone for Paika Vidroh memorial ?
    1) Cuttack, Odisha
    2) Balangir, Odisha
    3) Khurda, Odisha
    4) New Delhi, Delhi
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Khurda, Odisha
    Explanation:
    On December 08, 2019 the president of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind laid foundation stone of the Paika Vidroh Memorial at Barunei foothills in Khurda, Odisha. It is a 10-acre memorial in remembrance of the paikas rebellion. The construction of the memorial at Barunei, was announced by the govt. in 2017.

  2. Who leads the Paika rebellion against British East India Company’s rule in Odisha in 1817 ?
    1) Bakshi Jagabandhu
    2) Birsa Munda
    3) Surendra Sai
    4) Chakhi Khuntia
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Bakshi Jagabandhu
    Explanation:
    Paika rebellion: It is a rebellion under the leadership of Bakshi Jagabandhu against British East India Company’s rule in Odisha in 1817. The govt also celebrated the completion of 200 years of the rebellion in 2017. A chair in the name of Buxi Jagabandhu has been established in the Utkal University, Bubaneshwar(Odisha) for more study and research on Paika Rebellion. The cost of expenditure was Rs 5 crore and a memorial coin and stamp was released in 2018. This was done in order to create awareness on the rebellion.

  3. Who will head the 3-member inquiry commission constituted by Supreme Court (SC) to inquire into the encounter killing of the four accused involved in the Hyderabad (Telangana) gang-rape and murder case of a veterinarian ?
    1) Ashok Kumar Mathur
    2) Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta
    3) Surinder Singh Nijjar
    4) V S Sirpurkar
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) V S Sirpurkar
    Explanation:
    On December 12, 2019 the Supreme Court (SC) has appointed a 3-member inquiry commission to be headed by former apex court judge V S Sirpurkar to inquire into the encounter killing of the four accused involvedin the Hyderabad(Telangana) gang-rape and murder case of a veterinarian. The report has to be submitted to the SC within 6 months. The bench also comprising of Justice S Abdul Nazeer and Justice Sanjiv Khanna, ordered that security to the commission will be provided by the CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force).

  4. Name the bill, passed by Parliament to set up a unified authority to regulate all financial services in India .
    1) International Economic Services Centres (IESCs) Authority Bill, 2019
    2) International Financial Services Centres (IFSCs) Authority Bill, 2019
    3) International Public Servants (Inquiries)(IPSs) Authority Bill, 2019
    4) International Financial Reorganisation Centres (IFRCs) Authority Bill, 2019
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) International Financial Services Centres (IFSCs) Authority Bill, 2019
    Explanation:
    On December 12, 2019 the Rajya Sabha(RS) passed the International Financial Services Centres (IFSCs) Authority Bill, 2019. The bill was passed to set up a unified authority to regulate all financial services in IFSCs in India. Prior to RS, the Lok Sabha(LS) passed the bill on December 11, 2019 and will become a law once the president Shri Ram Nath Kovind gives his assent. IFSC: Financial centres that cater to customers outside their own jurisdiction are referred to as international (IFCs) or offshore Financial Centers (OFCs). These centres deal with finance flows, financial products and services across borders. London, New York and Singapore can be counted as global financial centres.

  5. Which organization has partnered with the National Institute of design & launched the 2 Initiatives namely Chartered Designs of India (CDI) and the Design Education Quality Mark (DEQM) in New Delhi ?
    1) Association of Designers of India (ADI)
    2) World Design Council (WDC)
    3) India Design Council (IDC)
    4) Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI)
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) India Design Council (IDC)
    Explanation:
    On December 12, 2019, India Design Council (IDC), an autonomous body of Government of India (GoI) in association with National Institute of design, Ahmedabad, Gujarat have launched the 2 Initiatives namely Chartered Designs of India (CDI) and the Design Education Quality Mark (DEQM) in New Delhi. The designs are aimed to address 5 challenges of scale, quality of design, quality of education for design, raising the priority for design in industry and design for a public purpose.

  6. Where was the Transforming Education Conference for Humanity (TECH) 2019 jointly organized by UNESCO-MGIEP in partnership with Andhra Pradesh State Government & Ministry of Human Resources Development held ?
    1) Visakhapatnam , Andhra Pradesh (AP)
    2) Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh (AP)
    3) Nellore, Andhra Pradesh (AP)
    4) Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh (AP)
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Visakhapatnam , Andhra Pradesh (AP)
    Explanation:
    A 3-day Transforming Education Conference for Humanity (TECH) 2019 was jointly organized by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP), in partnership with the State Government of Andhra Pradesh and the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India(GoI) at Novotel hotel in Visakhapatnam , Andhra Pradesh (AP) from December 10-12,2019.

  7. Name the programme launched by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) in partnership with Dell that aims to train teachers in schools .
    1) Dell Samakhya programme
    2) Dell Shiksha programme
    3) Dell Vocational programme
    4) Dell Aarambh programme
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Dell Aarambh programme
    Explanation:
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) entered into a new partnership with Dell for the Dell Aarambh programme that aims to train teachers in schools all over India in how to use technology to teach students better. The training in Dell Aarambh will focus on teaching teachers the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and frontier technologies to stay relevant and invest in the sole purpose of achieving Quality Education.

  8. Name the Chief of General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army’s (VPA), who visited India recently .
    1) Be Xuan Truong
    2) Pham Hong Huong
    3) Phan Van Giang
    4) Ngo Xuan Lich
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Phan Van Giang
    Explanation:
    Vietnam People’s Army’s (VPA) Chief of the General Staff General Phan Van Giang is on 5-day official visit to India from November 24-28, 2019.

  9. Which country has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the field of education and scientific research with India recently ?
    1) Cambodia
    2) Vietnam
    3) Thailand
    4) United Kingdom
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Vietnam
    Explanation:
    On November 26, 2019 India and Vietnam signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) for cooperation in the field of education and scientific research. The MoU was signed following a meeting between Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Vietnam People’s Army’s (VPA) Chief of the General Staff General Phan Van Giang. The signing was done on Van Giang’s 5-day official visit to India from November 24-28, 2019.

  10. Whose name is set to be named after the under-construction 700 km Mumbai-Nagpur super communication Samruddhi expressway ?
    1) Bal Thackeray
    2) Shanti Patel
    3) Madhavrao Bagal
    4) Apeksha Patil
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Bal Thackeray
    Explanation:
    On December 12, 2019, the Mumbai state cabinet Maharashtra minister Eknath Shinde has approved to name the under-construction Mumbai-Nagpur super communication Samruddhi expressway after Shiv Sena party founder late Bal Thackeray. The cabinet also approved an additional share capital of Rs.3,500 crores to reduce the burden of loan that will be raised for this project. This in turn will bring down the interest amount by Rs.2,500 crores. It is a 700-km super expressway, which is scheduled to be completed in 2021. This expressway is expected to cut down the travel time between Mumbai and Nagpur by than nine hours. Project Cost: The estimated total cost of the project is around ₹Rs.,335 crores.

  11. Which bank has partnered with Mastercard to provide an additional layer of security function called ‘Mastercard Identity Check’ for digital transactions ?
    1) ICICI Bank
    2) Canara Bank
    3) State Bank of India (SBI)
    4) Federal Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Federal Bank
    Explanation:
    On December 12, 2019, Mastercard,an American multinational financial services corporation has tied-up with Federal Bank, a Private Sector, scheduled commercial bank, to provide an additional layer of security function called ‘Mastercard Identity Check’ for digital transactions done by bank’s cardholders. The new layer of security will be provided by using latest authentication standards of EMV 3-D Secure.

  12. Who will head the 10-member working group (WG) constituted by IRDAI (Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India) to recommend for loss prevention & minimization in the general insurance industry ?
    1) Rajnish Kumar
    2) T. L. Alamelu
    3) Ashok Kumar Gupta
    4) Subhash Chandra Khuntia
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) T. L. Alamelu
    Explanation:
    On December 12, 2019, IRDAI (Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India), an autonomous body constituted to regulate and develop insurance business in India, has constituted a 10-member working group (WG) headed by T. L. Alamelu to make recommendations for loss prevention & minimization in the general insurance industry. It should submit its report within 12 weeks.

  13. What is the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of India for the year 2019 by Moody’s Investors Service report, “Global Macro Outlook 2020-21” ?
    1) 5.1 %
    2) 5.2 %
    3) 5.6 %
    4) 5.5 %
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) 5.6 %
    Explanation:
    On December 13, 2019, Moody’s Investors Service,an American credit rating agency in its Global Macro Outlook 2020-21, has lowered India’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product ) growth forecast for 2019 to 5.6 % , which is less than 7.4 % in 2018 .It cuts the forecast due to the slow growth rate of employment is impacting consumption. It also expects that the growth rate will improve after that and it can be 6.6 % and 6.7 % in 2020 and 2021 respectively.

  14. Which country has recently became the 6th biggest oil supplier to India surpassing Kuwait ?
    1) United States (US)
    2) Nigeria
    3) Venezuela
    4) United Arab Emirates (UAE)
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) United States (US)
    Explanation:
    On December 11, 2019 according to the data furnished by the oil ministry to parliamentary committee, the United States (US) has surpassed Kuwait to become India’s 6th largest oil supplier. It supplied 70% more crude to India, the world’s third largest energy consumer during April-September 2019. It supplied 5.4 million tonnes of crude oil during the first six months of 2019-20. While US stands 6th, Iraq continues to be the top crude oil supplier to India.

  15. Who topped in the 16th annual ranking of ‘The Forbes 2019 list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’ list released on December 13, 2019 ?
    1) Ursula von der Leyen
    2) Nancy Pelosi
    3) Christine Lagarde
    4) Angela Merkel
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Angela Merkel
    Explanation:
    On December 13, 2019 the 16th annual ranking of ‘The Forbes 2019 list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’ list was released. The list was topped by German Chancellor Angela Dorothea Merkel, 65-year old, for the 9th consecutive year.

  16. At what position, Union Finance Minister of India Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman (60 years) ranked in ‘The Forbes 2019 list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’ list that released on December 13, 2019 ?
    1) 33
    2) 41
    3) 34
    4) 45
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) 34
    Explanation:On December 13, 2019 the 16th annual ranking of ‘The Forbes 2019 list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’ list was released. Union Finance Minister of India Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman (60 years) ranked 34th in the list. The list was topped by German Chancellor Angela Dorothea Merkel, 65-year old, for the 9th consecutive year.

    Rank Name Country
    34 Nirmala Sitharaman India
    1 Angela Merkel Germany
    2 Christine Lagarde France.
    3 Nancy Pelosi United States(US)
    4 Ursula von der Leyen Belgium
    5 Mary Barra United States


  17. Name the Urdu Journalist, who returned the “Maharashtra Rajya Sahitya Akademi Award” that was bestowed upon her in 2011 .
    1) Khalid Iqbal Yasir
    2) Shireen Dalvi (Shirin Dalvi)
    3) Ansar Abbasi
    4) Ahmed Rashid
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Shireen Dalvi (Shirin Dalvi)
    Explanation:
    On 12th December 2019, Shireen Dalvi (Shirin Dalvi), Mumbai based Urdu Journalist returned the 2011 Special Prize given by the Maharashtra State Urdu Sahitya Akademi to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB).The Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019, amends the Citizenship Act of 1995 to provide Indian citizenship to illegal migrants who entered India on or before 31st December 2014. The bill also relaxes the citizenship period of migrants from 11 years to 5 years, the immediate beneficiaries of the bill includes over 30,000 people.

  18. Name the founder of “International Changemaker Olympiad (ICO)”, who won the Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Award 2019, popularly known as the “Oscars” of education under “Sustainability” category in London, U.K .
    1) Rahul Adhikari
    2) Saurabh Saxena
    3) Surabhi Dewra
    4) Raveendran
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Rahul Adhikari
    Explanation:
    On December 12, 2019, “International Changemaker Olympiad (ICO)”, an annual international competition program founded by Rahul Adhikari,a Gold-Medalist from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT-R) ,has won the Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Award 2019, popularly known as the “Oscars” of education under “Sustainability” category at the 2019 Reimagine Education Conference & Awards ceremony held in London, U.K(United Kingdom), from December 8 -10,2019.

  19. Who was awarded with the 2019 WTA Player of the year award by Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) ?
    1) Sofia Kenin
    2) Timea Babos
    3) Kristina Mladenovic
    4) Ashleigh Barty
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Ashleigh Barty
    Explanation:
    Ashleigh Barty, Australia was bestowed with the 2019 WTA Player of the year award with 82% vote, she became the first Australian to be named WTA No.1 since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1976. She has recorded 57 matches, the most matches won in the 2019 tour, and won 4 titles from 6 finals. She advanced to the quarter finals at the Australian open and the round 16 of Wimbledon and U.S open becoming the 1st player to reach the 2nd week at all four Grand Slams in 2019.

  20. Belinda Bencic has won the 2019 WTA Comeback Player of the Year award by Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), she belong to which country ?
    1) United States (US)
    2) France
    3) Switzerland
    4) Hungary
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Switzerland
    Explanation:Belinda Bencic, Switzerland won the 2019 WTA Comeback Player of the Year award with 80% vote, she The player struggled after a wrist surgery in the year 2016 that pushed her out of the top 300, she has regained her position in the year 2019 as the WTA World No.8, after her first grand semifinal, and success in Dubai and Moscow with a score of 49 wins in the WTA tour 2019.
    List of 2019 WTA Player Award Winners:

    Winners Country Category 
    Ashleigh Barty Australia Player of the year
     Bianca Vanessa Andreescu Canada Newcomer of the year
    Sofia Anna Kenin United States (US)  Most Improved Player of the year
    Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic  Hungary and France Doubles Team of the Year
    Belinda Bencic  Switzerland  Comeback player of the year


  21. Name the first ever brand ambassador of La Liga from India, who is also the first ever non-footballer appointed in that position on December 12, 2019.
    1) Shikhar Dhawan
    2) Rohit Gurunath Sharma
    3) Virat Kohli
    4) MS Dhoni
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Rohit Gurunath Sharma
    Explanation:
    On 12th December 2019, Rohit Gurunath Sharma (32), Indian International Cricketer, was named the first ever brand ambassador from India of La Liga, professional football division of the Spanish football league system for men. He is also the first ever non-footballer to be in that position. The announcement was made by Jose Antonio Cachaza, Managing Director of La Liga.

  22. Who is set to be appointed as the Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) ?
    1) Shrikant Madhav Vaidya
    2) SSV Ramakumar
    3) G K Satish
    4) Sanjiv Singh
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Shrikant Madhav Vaidya
    Explanation:
    On 12th December 2019, Shrikant Madhav Vaidya, Director of Refineries, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) was shortlisted to become the Chairman of IOC. He was selected for the post by government headhunter Public Enterprise Selection Board (PESB). He joined the IOC board in October 2019, and will replace Sanjiv Singh who is the current chairman of IOC. The term of office for the post is three years.

  23. Who will head the Group of Ministers (GoM) on the Integrated Goods and Service Tax (IGST) replacing Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman ?
    1) Tejashwi Yadav
    2) Nitish Kumar
    3) Lalu Prasad Yadav
    4) Sushil Kumar Modi
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Sushil Kumar Modi
    Explanation:
    On 11th December 2019, Sushil Kumar Modi, Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar replaced Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance (MoF) as the head of the Group of Ministers (GoM) on the Integrated Goods and Service Tax (IGST), stated by the GST (Goods and Services Tax) council. She was previously mentioned as the chairperson of the GST council to discuss issues related to IGST with Finance Ministers of Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan and deputy chief ministers of Delhi and Puducherry. As she could not head the GoM panel being the Finance Minister and the chairperson of the GST council, Sushil Modi was made its convener. The panel was set up to look into the issue of splitting of the IGST between the centre and states.

  24. Which organization has signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies) to develop mobile application named ‘Food Donation in India’ to prevent Food wastage ?
    1) Facebook
    2) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
    3) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
    4) Infosys
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
    Explanation:
    On 12th December 2019, FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) and NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies) have signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) to develop an application to prevent the wastage of food. The plan includes a mobile application named ‘Food Donation in India’ that will be available all day, and a help-line number to connect donors who are ready to donate food to the needy.

  25. Name the firm that has delivered 103rd Landing Craft Utility amphibious ship (LCU) L-57 to Indian Navy .
    1) Cochin Shipyard
    2) Goa Shipyard
    3) Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE)
    4) Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE)
    Explanation:
    On December 11, 2019, Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) delivers 103rd Landing Craft Utility amphibious ship LCU L-57 to Indian Navy It was the 7th in the series of 8th such vessels being made by GRSE for the Navy.The delivery & acceptance Protocol was signed by Rear Admiral VK Saxena, IN (Retd.), Chairman & Managing Director of GRSE & Commanding Officer of the vessel, Lt. Commander V Harshvardhan.These amphibious Ships are based at the Andaman and Nicobar Command, measuring 62.8 metres long, 11 metres wide and has a displacement of 830 tonnes, with a low draught of 1.7 metres.It can also be used to transport & deploy main battle tanks, armoured vehicles, troops and equipment from ship to the shore.

  26. Scientists from which space agency, have mapped global wind circulation patterns “ripple effects” in the upper atmosphere of Mars (first planet to undergo this effect) ?
    1) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
    2) European Space Agency (ESA)
    3) SpaceX
    4) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
    Explanation:
    The scientists of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) have mapped global wind circulation patterns in the upper atmosphere of Mars (red planet), which is the 4th closest planet to the sun. The circulation patterns were mapped 120 to 300 kilometers above the red planet’s surface showing “ripple effects”. The study in this regard was published in the journal Science with the data collected by Natural Gas and Ion Mass Spectrometer (NGIMS) on the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) orbiter for two days per month from 2016 to 2018.

  27. Actor & Writer, Gollapudi Maruti Rao passed away recently he belonged to which state ?
    1) Bihar
    2) Telangana
    3) Maharashtra
    4) Andhra Pradesh (AP)
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Andhra Pradesh (AP)
    Explanation:
    On 12th December 2019, Gollapudi Maruti Rao, Telugu actor and writer dies at 80 while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Gollapudi was born in Vijayanagaram, Andhra Pradesh (AP), he was named as the best writer for his film ‘Doctor Chakravarthy’ in the Nandi Award in 1989. He was a member of the Script Scrutiny Committee of the National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC). He also established the Gollapudi Srinivas Memorial Foundation in the year 1997, which presents the Gollapudi National Award for the best first film of a director in Indian cinema.

  28. Name the deceased first Indian woman who established a national advertising agency in 1985 .
    1) Shila Dawre
    2) Tara Sinha
    3) Roshini Sharma
    4) Anandibai Gopalrao Joshi
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Tara Sinha
    Explanation:
    On December 11, 2019, Tara Sinha, the first Indian woman to establish a national advertising agency, Tara Sinha Associates (TSA), in 1985 in the country, passed away at the age of 87 due to old age ailments. She was also the founder of ad agency Clarion. She worked for companies such as Coca Cola and others. She had over 50 years of work experience in England, India and the USA.

  29. Which state government has announced to set up 45 fast track courts for speedy disposal of rape cases registered under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012 ?
    1) West Bengal
    2) Maharashtra
    3) Odisha
    4) Assam
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Odisha
    Explanation:
    On December 10, 2019 the govt of Odisha announced to set up 45 fast track courts for speedy disposal of rape cases registered under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012, in the state. The decision was taken due to the rising incidents of sexual offences against women and children and the need to dispose the cases quickly.

  30. Where was the first Virtual Police Station of Andhra Pradesh inaugurated by Chief Minister Yeduguri Sandinti Jaganmohan Reddy ?
    1) Andhra University (AU), Visakhapatnam
    2) Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam
    3) Vignan’s Institute Of Information Technology, Visakhapatnam
    4) Pydah College of Engineering and Technology, Visakhapatnam
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Andhra University (AU), Visakhapatnam
    Explanation:
    On 13th December 2019, Yeduguri Sandinti Jaganmohan Reddy, Chief Minister(CM) of Andhra Pradesh (AP) inaugurated the first Virtual Police Station at the Andhra University (AU) in Visakhapatnam, AP. The concept of Virtual police station was initiated by AU Vice-Chancellor Prasad Reddy with an aim to provide security to students.

  31. Which state is set to host “Namaste Orchha” festival 2020 ?
    1) Kerala
    2) Assam
    3) West Bengal (WB)
    4) Madhya Pradesh (MP)
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Madhya Pradesh (MP)
    Explanation:
    Madhya Pradesh (MP) Tourism Department is going to organize a 3-day Cultural Festival ‘Namaste Orchha 2020’ in Orchha from March 6 – March 8, 2020, with the aim to promote MP Tourism through Orchha & especially to attract tourists. The information was provided by Mr. Sudhi Ranjan Mohanty, Chief Secretary, Government of Madhya Pradesh at a press conference in Bhopal on December 11, 2019.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. What is the Capital & Currency of Niger ?
    Answer-Capital – Niamey & Currency- West African CFA franc
    Explanation:
    The Capital and Currency of Niger is Niamey & West African CFA franc.This was in news recently because there was a terrorist attack in the western region of Niger . More than 70 people were killed and many injured in the incident.

  2. Papikonda National Park (PNP) is located in which state ?
    Answer-Andhra Pradesh
    Explanation:
    Papikonda National Park(PNP) is located in Andhra Pradesh.The park was in news recently because 50 experts from Kerala and northeastern States to conduct the four-day survey of butterfly species.The PNP spreads over 1012.86 square kilometres in East and West Godavari districts.

  3. Name the river that becomes the one of 10 cleanest rivers in the world .
    Answer-River Ganga
    Explanation:
    The government has said that river Ganga has become one of the 10 cleanest rivers in the world among the major rivers category. Addressing 4th India Water Impact Summit, 2019 in New Delhi today, Jalshakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat attributed it to efforts made by the government in this direction. He said Centre is committed to ensuring cleanliness and uninterrupted flow of the Ganga. Mr Sekhawat has expressed concern over the problem of safe drinking water and said, India has only 4 per cent of the world’s potable water while 18 per cent of the world’s human and equivalent livestock population.

  4. Who is the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) ?
    Answer-Pawan Kumar Agarwal

  5. Where is the headquarter of IRDAI (Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India) located ?
    Answer-Hyderabad, Telangana

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