Current Affairs Quiz: February 21 2019

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  1. Name the Scheme approved by Union Cabinet with an objective of providing financial and water security to farmers?
    1) Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana
    2) Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana
    3) Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan
    4) Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan
    Explanation:
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved launch of Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan with the objective of providing financial and water security to farmers.The proposed scheme consists of three components: Component-A: 10,000 MW of Decentralized Ground Mounted Grid Connected Renewable Power Plants. Component-B: Installation of 17.50 lakh standalone Solar Powered Agriculture Pumps. Component-C: Solarisation of 10 Lakh Grid-connected Solar Powered Agriculture Pumps.All 3 components combined, the scheme aims to add a solar capacity of 25,750 MW by 2022.The total central financial support provided under the scheme would be Rs. 34,422 crore.
  2. Union Cabinet approved the implementation of National Rural Economic Transformation Project (NRETP) under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) with the loan assistance of which of the following bank?
    1) World Bank
    2) Asian Development Bank
    3) International Bank For Reconstruction and Development
    4) International Finance Corporation
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) World Bank
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet approved the implementation of an Externally Aided Project named National Rural Economic Transformation Project (NRETP) under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) through loan assistance from World Bank. NRETP’s technical assistance and higher-level interventions facilitated by the project will enhance the livelihoods promotion and access to finance and scale-up initiatives on digital finance and livelihood interventions. DAY-NRLM aims on targeting the poorest and the most vulnerable communities and their financial inclusion.
  3. Union Cabinet increased the dearness allowance by 3 per cent effective from January 1, 2019.What is the new revised dearness allowance for pensioners?
    1) 9%
    2) 12%
    3) 15%
    4) 6%
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) 12%
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet gave approval to the release of an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees, and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 1st January 2019, representing an increase of 3% over the existing rate of 9% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise.The revised DA will be 12%.This increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC). The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both DA and DR would be Rs. 9168.12 crore per annum and Rs. 10696.14 crore in the FY 2019-20 (for a period of 14 months from January 2019 to February, 2020). This will benefit about 48.41 lakh Central Government employees and 62.03 lakh pensioners.
  4. Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi had approved continuation of Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) phase II with a target of constructing 1.95 crore houses by the year _______?
    1) 2020
    2) 2025
    3) 2030
    4) 2022
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) 2022
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet approved the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) beyond March, 2019(PMAY-G) Phase-II as follows: Total target for construction of 1.95 crore houses under PMAY-G Phase-II upto 2022. Continuation of rural housing scheme Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana. Gramin (PMAY-G) in Phase-ll till 2019-20 as per the existing norms of PMAY-G Phase-l, with a target of 60 lakh houses involving financial implication of Rs.76,500 crore. (Central share of Rs. 48,195 crore and State share of Rs.28,305 crore)
  5. India had signed MOU with which of the following country on combating Transnational Crime and developing Police Cooperation?
    1) South Korea
    2) Morocco
    3) Vietnam
    4) South Africa
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) South Korea
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of MoU between the South Korean National Police Agency, Republic of Korea (South Korea) and the Ministry of Home Affairs, India on combating transnational crime and developing police cooperation.Its objective is improving the effectiveness of both countries in the prevention and suppression of crimes, including crime relating to terrorism and Transnational Organized Crime, and to establish a framework for enhancing cooperation between the officials of intelligence and law-enforcement agencies of the 2 countries.
  6. Which of the following MoU’s signed between India and Morocco on February 19,2019?
    i) In the field of Reciprocal Facilitation of procedures for issue of Business Visa.
    ii) In the field of Communications.
    iii) In fields of Education and Human Resource Development.
    1) Option i is correct
    2) Option i and ii are correct
    3) Option i and iii are correct
    4) Option ii is correct
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Option i and iii are correct
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet gave ex-post facto approval to the MoU between India and Morocco on the Reciprocal facilitation of procedures for issue of Business Visa and also approved to the MoU between India and Morocco to facilitate Mutual Recognition of Academic Qualifications. The MoU was signed on 22nd January 2019. The cooperation between the 2 countries in fields of Education and Human Resource Development will be strengthened.
  7. Where did Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the first ever diesel to electric converted locomotive twin engine of 10000 Horse Power(HP)?
    1) Guwahati,Assam
    2) Bhubaneswar,Odisha
    3) Dwarka,Gujarat
    4) Varanasi,UttarPradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Varanasi,UttarPradesh
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the first ever diesel to electric converted locomotive twin engine of 10000 Horse Power(HP) at DLW Varanasi. It is designed with the help of engineers from Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO), Chittaranjan Locomotive Works(CLW), and BHEL. Diesel Locomotive Works took just 69 days to convert two WDG3A Diesel Locos into a Twin Electric WAGC3 locomotive of 10,000 HP.
  8. During visit to Varanasi, PM Modi Inaugurated Virtual Experiential Museum in the banks of which River?
    1) River Yamuna
    2) River Betwa
    3) River Ganges
    4) River Ramganga
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) River Ganges
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister,Narendra Modi inaugurated Virtual Experiential Museum (VEM)under Archeological Survey of India, Man – Mahal,in the bank of the River Ganges. National Council of Science Museum (NCSM) under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India established Virtual Experiential Museum.
  9. Name the SuperComputer that was unveiled in IIT-BHU by Prime Minister Narendra Modi?
    1) Param Shivay
    2) Aaditya
    3) SahasraT
    4) Param Yuva 2
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Param Shivay
    Explanation:
    PM Narendra Modi inaugurated supercomputer ‘Param Shivay’ at IIT-BHU.The supercomputer of 833 teraflop capacity built at the cost of Rs 32.5 crore. Additional Information: India’s first supercomputer called PARAM 8000 was launched in 1991. He released commemorative postage stamp on completion of 100 Years of IIT BHU.
  10. Which of the following initiative was launched by Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu to encourage eTransactions on Government e-Marketplace (GeM)?
    1) TRANSACTGeM
    2) SWAYATT
    3) e-TRANSACT
    4) e-GeM
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) SWAYATT
    Explanation:
    On 19th February 2019, Suresh Prabhu,Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation launched SWAYATT in New Delhi. SWAYATT-an initiative to encourage Start-ups, Women and Youth Advantage Through eTransactions on Government e-Marketplace (GeM). It aims at creating a conducive atmosphere for interaction between key stakeholders within our entrepreneurial ecosystem and Government e-Marketplace which is the national procurement portal. A Startup Runway which is an initiative under collaboration of GeM with Start -up India, established to provide help to start-ups, registered with Start -up India so that it can gain access to the public procurement market and sell innovative products and services to government buyers.24 stalls were set up by women SHGs, start-ups and government organizations. Contributions by successful entrepreneurs in these categories were also highlighted by the Commerce Minister. A movie on GeM SWAYATT was released by C.R. Chaudhary, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry.
  11. Operation Digital Board was launched by Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry to provide better digital education in school with the help of digital facilities for teaching by the year __________?
    1) 2022
    2) 2020
    3) 2025
    4) 2030
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) 2022
    Explanation:
    The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry launched Operation Digital Board on the lines of Operation Blackboard to provide better digital education in school.The government has aimed at equipping 9 lakh classrooms in schools and colleges across the country (7 lakh classrooms of 9th, 10th and 11th standards and 2 lakh classrooms of colleges and Universities) with digital facilities for teaching by 2022.Human Resource Development Minister,Prakash Javadekar said, “Around 60-70 years back, ‘Operation Black Board was launched, and now as the country is progressing, we have come up with ‘Operation Digital Board’, the aim of which is to have digital and interactive boards in every classroom”.
  12. What was the theme of the 8th World Corporate Social Responsibility Congress (World CSR Congress 2019),held in Mumbai?
    1) Theme – Change for Sustainability
    2) Theme – Responsible Growth:Inclusive Development
    3) Theme – Measuring the Success of CSR
    4) Theme – Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Theme – Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs)
    Explanation:
    World Corporate Social Responsibility Congress (World CSR Congress 2019) is one of the admired meetings which promote Entrepreneurship, Social Responsibility, Sustainability and Social Development. 8th World CSR Congress held between Feb 17 and Feb 18 ,2019 in Mumbai, Maharashtra.It was attended by participants from 33 countries to encourage the efforts of individuals and organizations.Theme of the year 2019 is ‘Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs)’ to focus on corporate strategies,innovation, and strategic alliances.
  13. Who was conferred with the CEO of the year in 8th World CSR Congress 2019 held in Mumbai?
    1) Indra Nooyi
    2) Natarajan Chandrasekaran
    3) Soumitro Chakraborty
    4) Anand Mahindra
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Soumitro Chakraborty
    Explanation:
    CEO of Innovative Financial Advisors Pvt Ltd, (Fiinovation), Social Entrepreneur Dr.Soumitro Chakraborty was awarded ‘CEO of the year’at the 8th World CSR Congress.He has been recognized for implemented various programmes in partnership with various corporations and NGOs in the field of health, environment, education and livelihood.
  14. Which State houses the International Vision Zero Conference’ to promote Occupational Safety and Health?
    1) NewDelhi
    2) Maharashtra
    3) WestBengal
    4) TamilNadu
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Maharashtra
    Explanation:
    From 18th to 20th February, a 3 day ‘International Vision Zero Conference’ was inaugurated in Mumbai, Maharashtra to promote occupational safety and health. The Conference was organized by Directorate General Factory Advice and Labour Institutes (DGFASLI), Ministry of Labour and Employment, German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV), Germany along with Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and International Social Security Association – Manufacturing, Construction and Mining. It was inaugurated by Shri Heeralal Samariya, Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment.‘Vision Zero’ is based on four principles:
    • Life is non-negotiable.
    • Humans are fallible.
    • Limits of tolerance defined by physical resistance of humans.
    • People are entitled to safe transport and safe workplaces.
  15. 4th edition of International Conference on Pharmaceutical & Medical Device sector held in Bengaluru,Karnataka in partnership with which of the following organization?
    1) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD)
    2) World Health Organization(WHO)
    3) Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)
    4) Indian pharmaceutical association
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)
    Explanation:
    On 18th and 19th February 2019, the India Medical Device 2019 and India Pharma 2019– 4th edition of International Conference took place in Bengaluru, Karnataka. It was organised by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India in collaboration with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). It was inaugurated by Shri D. V. Sadananda Gowda,Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Statistics and Programme Implementation.The theme for India Pharma 2019– ‘Enabling Quality Affordable Healthcare’ and that of India Medical Device 2019 – ‘Med-Tech India: Gearing up for Ayushman Bharat’.
  16. Which city hosted the Regional Conference on ‘Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation scheme (DDRS)’ organised by DEPwD?
    1) Mumbai,Maharshtra
    2) Kolkata,West Bengal
    3) Bankauli,NewDelhi
    4) Chennai,TamilNadu
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Kolkata,West Bengal
    Explanation:
    On 18th February 2019, a regional conference on ‘Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS)’ was organised in Kolkata, West Bengal. DDRS is a scheme implemented by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. Programme Implementing Agencies (PIAs), mostly NGOs and state government representatives from 13 Eastern and North-Eastern states of India-West Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim & Tripura marked their presence at the conference.
  17. Attaukal Ponkala festival,world’s largest religious congregation of women was hosted by which of the following city?
    1) Kathmandu,Nepal
    2) Mumbai,Maharshtra
    3) Newyork,US
    4) Thiruvananthapuram,Kerala
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Thiruvananthapuram,Kerala
    Explanation:
    Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala shall host the AttaukalPonkala festival-one of the largest religious gathering of women on a single day.The festival involves preparation of ‘Pongala’- a mixture of rice, jaggery and scraped coconut cooked in fresh earthen or metal pots,by lakhs of women, in order to worship the presiding deity of Attukal Bhagavathy temple. All the offices and institutions across the city observe a holiday on this day.
  18. Name the Scheme launched by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik with an objective of providing scholarship for the children of farmers?
    1) KALIA Eduhelp
    2) KALIA Scholarship
    3) KALIA Chhatra Bruti
    4) KALIA CMFund
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) KALIA Chhatra Bruti
    Explanation:
    On 19th February 2019, ‘KALIA Chhatra Bruti’ scholarship for the children of farmers benefited under the KALIA scheme was launched by the Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha.It aims at providing financial assistance for technical and professional education to farmers’ children by creating provision for the State government to bear all expenses involved in various levels of education, such as course fee, hostel fee, mess fee and so on.The scholarship shall be sent directly to the bank accounts of students who require it via. DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer).
  19. 55th Munich Security Conference (MSC) held in which of the following Country?
    1) US
    2) Germany
    3) India
    4) China
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Germany
    Explanation:
    55th Munich Security Conference (MSC), an annual meeting that brings together leaders and security experts from across the world, was held from 15th to 17th February 2019 in Munich,Germany.Deputy National Security Adviser Pankaj Saran attended the conference and participated in various events besides holding bilateral meetings with several countries.India received widespread support on the issue of Pakistan’s role in cross-border terror attacks including Pulwama strike at the conference.
  20. According to the new guidelines issued by IRDAI,What is the minimum limit on Basic Sum insured for Standard Health Product?
    1) Rs.5000
    2) Rs.10000
    3) Rs.50000
    4) Rs.1 Lakh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Rs.50000
    Explanation:
    On February 19,2019 Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India(IRDAI) had issued the draft guidelines for Standard Health Product.The Guidelines on Standard Health Product are issued under the provisions of Section 34 (1) (a) of Insurance Act, 1938. Basic Sum Insured under standard product are,Minimum limit– Rs.50000 and Maximum limit- Rs.10 lakhs.Grace Period for premium payment: For Yearly payment of mode, a fixed period of 30 days is given as Grace Period All other modes of payment except,Yearly payment of mode a fixed period of 15 days are allowed as a Grace Period. There are four modes of payment viz-Monthly,Quarterly,Half Yearly,Yearly.
  21. Which organisation had received a order to produce 114 ‘Dhanush’ Artillery Guns,first long-range artillery gun indigenously developed in India?
    1) Ordnance Factory Board (OFB)
    2) Ashok Leyland Defence Systems (ALDS)
    3) Continental Defence Solutions Private Limited (CoDSo)
    4) Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (Reliance Group)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Ordnance Factory Board (OFB)
    Explanation:
    A clearance for bulk production of 114 ‘Dhanush’ artillery guns has been received by the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB).It is the first long-range artillery gun to be produced in India.It portrays the success story of the ‘Make in India’ initiative.It has an inertial navigation-based sighting system, auto-laying facility, on-board ballistic computation and an advanced day and night direct firing system. Its self-propulsion unit allows it to negotiate and deploy itself in mountainous terrains with ease.
  22. Who was conferred with the Lifetime Achievement award in 7th National Photography Awards held in New Delhi?
    1) Shanth Kumar
    2) Arun Sreedhar
    3) Ashok Dilwali
    4) Mihir Singh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Ashok Dilwali
    Explanation:
    On 19th February 2019, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Information and Broadcasting Minister presented the 7th National Photography Awards in New Delhi.13 people were awarded in total, in different categories. The Professional category was themed as Women led Development, while the Amateur category was themed as Fairs and Festivals of India. Ashok Dilwali- Lifetime achievement award- cash prize of Rs. 3,00,000.
  23. Name the person,who is appointed as the CEO of PayU India?
    1) Anirban Mukherjee
    2) Shantanu Narayen
    3) Sunil Mittal
    4) Francisco D’Souza
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Anirban Mukherjee
    Explanation:
    Anirban Mukherjee, presently the co-chief executive of Reliance Payments has been appointed as the CEO of PayU India. Mukherjee replaces Amrish Rau as CEO of PayU India. The urgent responsibilities at hand would be the management of $100 million worth of business, witnessing a growth rate of 30% currently, formulating investment plans and gauging potential technological partnerships.The company has also highlighted the plan to double its loan book to about $2 billion over the next few years.
  24. Which of the following mobile App was launched by Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to enhance access to justice for all seeking quality legal advice from Advocates?
    1) LegalAdv
    2) Nyaya Bandhu
    3) e-Bandhu
    4) e-LegalAdvice
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Nyaya Bandhu
    Explanation:
    On 19th February 2019, a tele-law mobile application ‘Nyaya Bandhu’ was launched by the Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. It is pro bono legal service which is designed to connect practising lawyers and the registered eligible beneficiaries in a hassle-free manner.It will enable the para legal volunteers (PLV)’s to perform on field pre-registration of cases with a facility to seek appointment from the panel lawyer on date and time suitable to them.
  25. Who won the Gold medal in Men’s 49 Kg category in 70th International Boxing Tournament Strandja 2019 held at Sofia, Bulgaria?
    1) Amit Phangal
    2) Vijender Singh
    3) Shiva Thapa
    4) Vikas Krishan Yadav
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Amit Phangal
    Explanation:
    70th International Boxing Tournament Strandja 2019, hosted by European Boxing Confederation(EUBC) was held at Sofia, Bulgaria. Russia topped the medals tally with 9 medals (5 Gold and 4 Bronze), followed by India at 2nd rank with 7 medals (3 Gold, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze) and USA at 3rd with 8 medals (2 Gold, 1 Silver, 5 Bronze).Asian Games Gold medallist, Amit Phangal, claimed a second successive Gold by defeating Kazakhstan’s Temirtas Zhussupov by pulling off a dominating 5-0 triumph in the Men’s 49 KG category.Former junior world champion, Nikhat Zareen (Women’s 51 KG) and Meena Kumari Devi (Women’s 54 KG),became the first set of Indian Women Boxers to clinch Gold medals in Sofia.Manju Rani (Women’s 48kg) settled for a Silver after being defeated by Josie Gabuco of Philippines.Pwilao Basumatari (Women’s 64kg), Neeraj (Women’s 60kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (Women’s 69kg) had settled for Bronze medals.
  26. International Cricket Council (ICC) banned coach Irfan Ansari for a period of 10 years, from all forms of Cricket recently.He belongs to which of the following country?
    1) Australia
    2) NewZealand
    3) Pakistan
    4) United Arab Emirates(UAE)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) United Arab Emirates(UAE)
    Explanation:
    International Cricket Council (ICC) banned(United Arab Emirates) UAE-based coach Irfan Ansari for a period of 10 years, from all forms of Cricket as he was found guilty of making a “corrupt approach” to Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed in 2017.ICC Anti-Corruption Tribunal found him guilty of breaching three counts of the Anti-Corruption Code during a hearing.
  27. Hindi author and literary critic Namwar Singh passed away at the age of 92 in NewDelhi recently.Name the book for which he received the Sahitya Akademi award for literary criticism in the year 1971?
    1) Aangan Ke Par Dvar
    2) Kavita Ke Naye Pratiman
    3) Rasa Siddhanta
    4) Nirala Ki Sahitya Sadhana
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Kavita Ke Naye Pratiman
    Explanation:
    Mr.Namwar Singh from Varanasi, a famous Hindi author and known for his different approach in Hindi literature through criticism.He died in New Delhi at the age of 92. He received the Sahitya Akademi award for ‘Kavita Ke Naye Pratiman’ for literary criticism in the year 1971.His other notable works are ‘ Chhayavaad’ and ‘Dusari Parampara Ki Khoj’ .He was the former president of the All India Progressive Writers’ Association (AIPWA).
  28. What is the theme of the World Day of Social Justice observed on February 20,2019?
    1) Theme-‘ Rights and Responsibilities’
    2) Theme-‘ Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers’
    3) Theme-‘If you want Peace and Development, Work for Social Justice’
    4) Theme-‘ Life and Dignity of the Human Person’
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Theme-‘If you want Peace and Development, Work for Social Justice’
    Explanation:
    World Day of Social Justice will be observed on Feb.20 every year to create attentiveness about social justice based on gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability. This day promotes peaceful and prosperous coexistence among different nations. It also creates awareness throughout the world about values of gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. Theme of 2019 – ‘If you want Peace and Development, Work for Social Justice’ to focuses on the goal of achieving full employment for the bottom 40 per cent of people and support for social integration. On 26th November 2007, The United Nations General Assembly has approved to observe 20 February every year and started to activate from 2009, as the World Day of Social Justice.
  29. When was the foundation day of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes celebrated?
    1) February 19
    2) February 18
    3) February 17
    4) February 20
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) February 19,2019
    Explanation:
    National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) was set up on 19th February, 2004 through Constitution (89th Amendment) Act. The Commission is celebrating fifteen years on 19th February, 2019. On this occasion, the Commission has brought out a book titled “Janjatiya Swadhinta Sangram” in Hindi. The book, is released by Hon’ble Vice President of India, brings out the little unknown facets of the freedom struggle of tribal people in the country. The book highlights the contribution of tribal uprising against british regime during freedom struggle.

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:

  1. Who is the Chief Minister of Maharashtra?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Devendra Fadnavis
  2. What is the capital and currency of Germany?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Capital –Berlin;Currency-Euro
  3. Who is the Governor of Kerala?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Palanisamy Sathasivam
  4. In which year Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS) was implemented?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1999
  5. Who is the president of South Korea?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Moon Jae-in