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Questions Based on Current Affairs January 12 & 13 2020

  1. Name the mission launched by Shri Dharmendra Pradhan in Kolkata, West Bengal for accelerating the development of eastern India through integrated steel hub .
    1) PURVODAYA
    2) INSPIRE
    3) PROTSAHAN
    4) VIDYUTIKARAN
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) PURVODAYA
    Explanation:
    On January 11, 2020 the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel (MoPNG&S) Shri Dharmendra Pradhan launched PURVODAYA with the aim of driving accelerated development of eastern India through integrated steel hub in Kolkata, West Bengal.

  2. By which year, India is expected to produce 300 Million Tonne (MT) capacity of steel ?
    1) 2035-36
    2) 2020-21
    3) 2030-31
    4) 2025-26
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) 2030-31
    Explanation:
    On January 11, 2020 the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel (MoPNG&S) Shri Dharmendra Pradhan launched PURVODAYA with the aim of driving accelerated development of eastern India through integrated steel hub in Kolkata, West Bengal. The eastern belt has the potential to add more than 75% of the country’s incremental steel capacity envisioned by the National Steel Policy (NSP). This region alone is expected to produce 200MT (Million Tonne) out of 300MT of steel by 2030-31 driven by Industry 4.0(trend towards automation).

  3. Which of the following mine act was amended along with Coal Mines (special provisions) act, 2015 (CMSP act 2015) in order to ease new areas of growth in the coal & mining sector ?
    1) Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act 1955 (MMDR act 1955)
    2) Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act 1956 (MMDR act 1956)
    3) Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act 1957 (MMDR act 1957)
    4) Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act 1958 (MMDR act 1958)
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act 1957 (MMDR act 1957)
    Explanation:
    The central govt has promulgated ordinance for amendment in the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act 1957 (MMDR act 1957) and The Coal Mines (special provisions) act, 2015 (CMSP act 2015) in order to ease new areas of growth in the coal & mining sector.

  4. What is the target year set by government of India to produce one billion tonnes of coal ?
    1) 2023-24
    2) 2021-22
    3) 2025-26
    4) 2026-27
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) 2023-24
    Explanation:
    The central govt has promulgated ordinance for amendment in the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act 1957 (MMDR act 1957) and The Coal Mines (special provisions) act, 2015 (CMSP act 2015) in order to ease new areas of growth in the coal & mining sector. The govt has targeted to produce one billion tonnes of coal by 2023-24. It also aims to produce 660 million tonnes of coal by 2019-20.

  5. Name the scheme launched by Union Minister for Women and Child Development and Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani for Women entrepreneurship in Goa .
    1) National Creche Scheme
    2) Yashaswini scheme
    3) SWADHAR Greh Scheme
    4) Mahila Shakti Kendra scheme
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Yashaswini scheme
    Explanation:
    On January 11, 2020 Union Minister for Women and Child Development and Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani launched Yashaswini scheme for Women entrepreneurship at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee stadium in Taleigao town near Panaji district of Goa. Swasthya Sakhi Project and breast cancer screening initiative were also inaugurated on the occasion.

  6. What is the maximum limit of Interest free loans provided by state government of Goa through, “Yashaswini scheme” for a tenure of 5 years ?
    1) Rs. 2 lakhs
    2) Rs. 15 lakhs
    3) Rs. 10 lakhs
    4) Rs. 5 lakhs
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Rs. 5 lakhs
    Explanation:
    On January 11, 2020 Union Minister for Women and Child Development and Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani launched Yashaswini scheme for Women entrepreneurship at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee stadium in Taleigao town near Panaji district of Goa. Swasthya Sakhi Project and breast cancer screening initiative were also inaugurated on the occasion. Under this scheme, interest free loans up to Rs. 5 lakhs with a tenure of 5 years will be given to women self-help groups by the state government of Goa.

  7. India supported the Hormuz Peace initiative 2020, it is associated with which country ?
    1) United States
    2) Iraq
    3) Iran
    4) Bangladesh
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Iran
    Explanation:
    India participated in the Tehran Dialogue Forum, the 23rd Persian Gulf International Conference held in Tehran, Iran from January 06- 07, 2020. During the forum, India supported the Hormuz Peace initiative 2020. The initiative was done so as to seek stability in one of the world’s busiest and strategically located shipping lanes i.e, Strait of Hormuz amid escalating US-Iran tensions. Oman, India, China and Afghanistan were the key participants.

  8. What is the new name of the Kolkata Port, that was renamed during the sesquicentenary (150th year) celebrations of the Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi ?
    1) Madhukar Dattatraya Deoras Port
    2) Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Port
    3) Atal Bihari Vajpayee Port
    4) Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel Port
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Port
    Explanation:
    The Prime Minister(PM) of India shri Narendra Modi paid a two-day official visit to Kolkata, West Bengal from January 11-12, 2020. Shri Modi renamed Kolkata Port as Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Port on the occasion of sesquicentenary (150th year) celebrations of the Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT).

  9. What is the total outlay of the project, that was launched during the sesquicentenary (150th year) celebrations of the Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) by Prime Minister Narendra Modi ?
    1) Rs.600 crores
    2) Rs.500 crores
    3) Rs.400 crores
    4) Rs.1000 crores
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Rs.600 crores
    Explanation:
    The Prime Minister(PM) of India shri Narendra Modi paid a two-day official visit to Kolkata, West Bengal from January 11-12, 2020. During the occasion projects worth Rs.600 crores were launched. Some of the projects include upgradation of ship repair facility at Netaji Subhash Dry Dock (Kolkata) and upgradation of railway infrastructure of Kolkata dock system of the Kolkata Port. This is done in order to enhance smooth movement and river front development scheme.

  10. Victoria Memorial Hall is seen in news recently, it is located in which city ?
    1) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
    2) Mumbai, Maharashtra
    3) New Delhi, Delhi
    4) Kolkata, West Bengal
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Kolkata, West Bengal
    Explanation:
    4 refurbished heritage buildings in Kolkata, West Bengal were dedicated to the nation by PM Modi. these 4 buildings were Old Currency Building. The Belvedere House. The Metcalfe House and The Victoria Memorial Hall.

  11. Name the India’s 1st Cyber Crime Prevention Unit inaugurated by Home Minister Amit Shah to help cyber crime victims .
    1) ‘ASHVAST’ (Assistance Service Helpline for Victims at Shortest Time )
    2) ‘AHVAST’ (Assured Help for Victims at Shortest Time )
    3) ‘AASHVAST’ (Assured Assistance Service Helpline for Victims at Shortest Time )
    4) ‘ASVAST’ (Assured Service for Victims at Shortest Time )
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) ‘AASHVAST’ (Assured Assistance Service Helpline for Victims at Shortest Time )
    Explanation:
    Home Minister Amit Shah has inaugurated India’s 1st Cyber Crime Prevention Unit called ‘AASHVAST’ (Assured Assistance Service Helpline for Victims at Shortest Time ) which is a helpline for cyber crime victims.

  12. Name the Project launched with the aim to improve the Law and Order Management, Proactive traffic management and control, Crime detection through video analytics and Post incident Investigation and video forensics .
    1) VISHWAS (Video Integration and State Wide Advanced Security)
    2) VIWAS (Video Integration and Wide Advanced Security)
    3) VIAS (Vide Integration and Advanced Security)
    4) VISHWAAS (Video Integration and State Wide Assured Advanced Security)
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) VISHWAS (Video Integration and State Wide Advanced Security)
    Explanation:
    Union Home Minister (HM) Amit Shah has paid a 2- day visit to Gujarat from January 11-12, 2020. He arrived at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International (SVPI) Airport in Ahmedabad, Gujarat and then addressed the convocation function of Gujarat Technological University (GTU) & also attended Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar to digitally launch India’s 1st cyber AASHVAST (Assured Assistance Service Helpline for Victims at Shortest Time ) & project VISHWAS (Video Integration and State Wide Advanced Security). He also launched Netrang project that aims to Command and Control Room in 33 districts of the state, online portal to pay E Challan “https://echallanpayment.gujarat.gov.in/ ”. A major e-governance initiative Project VISHWAS (Video Integration and State Wide Advanced Security) was also launched with the aim to improve the Law and Order Management, Proactive traffic management and control, Crime detection through video analytics and Post incident Investigation and video forensics.

  13. Prime Minister(PM) of India Shri Narendra Modi unveils a statue at Old Currency Building.Old Currency Building is located in which city ?
    1) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
    2) Mumbai, Maharashtra
    3) New Delhi, Delhi
    4) Kolkata, West Bengal
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Kolkata, West Bengal
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi unveiled a statue at the old currency building in Kolkata Inaugurated the Kaushal Vikas Kendra (skill development training centre) and Pritilata Chhatri Avas (student behavior centre) for 200 tribal girl students from Sundarbans, West Bengal.Tribute to Swami Vivekananda at Belur Math: The prime minister paid tribute to Indian monk, Swami Vivekananda on his birth anniversary at Belur Math (Howrah district of West Bengal) which is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission. Modi is the 1st prime minister to stay overnight at the Belur Math.

  14. Which bank was curbed from doing business by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) after finding alleged irregularities in transactions & its depositors withdraw was limited to Rs. 35,000 ?
    1) Catholic Syrian Bank
    2) Sri Guru Raghavendra Sahakara Bank
    3) Tamilnad Mercantile Bank
    4) DCB Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Sri Guru Raghavendra Sahakara Bank
    Explanation:
    On January 10, 2020 the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has curbed Sri Guru Raghavendra Sahakara Bank, a private bank in Bengaluru, Karnataka from doing business with immediate effect. This has been done after finding alleged irregularities in transactions. The bank’s savings and current account customers and depositors can however withdraw cash up to Rs.35,000 only till further notice.

  15. Which year is set as the deadline by Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for the separation of the posts of Chairman and MD (Managing Director) or chief executive officer (CEO) for 500 listed companies ?
    1) April 2022
    2) April 2021
    3) April 2020
    4) April 2025
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) April 2022
    Explanation:
    January 13, 2020, Stock market regulator SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) has extended the deadline for the separation of the posts of Chairman and MD (Managing Director) or chief executive officer (CEO) for 500 listed companies by 2 years. Now this rule has to be followed by April 2022.

  16. Who was elected as the 14th Prime Minister of Malta on January 12, 2020 ?
    1) Eddie Fenech Adami
    2) Robert Abela
    3) Chris Fearne
    4) Rosianne Cutajar
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Robert Abela
    Explanation:
    On January 12,2020 Malta’s governing party has elected a new leader Robert Abela as 14th prime minister of Malta. He replaces Joseph Muscat, who resigned over the murder of a journalist. Robert Abela is the son of the Malta’s Former President George Abela. Robert Abela, 42-years old lawyer won the Labour Party Leadership contest with 57.9% of the vote and beat his closest rival Chris Fearne 56-years old surgeon by more than 2,500 votes.

  17. Which country has elected, Tsai Ing-wen as its President for the second time ?
    1) Taiwan
    2) Vietnam
    3) Thailand
    4) Laos
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Taiwan
    Explanation:
    Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen has won the presidential election for second time with 57.1% of total votes. She belongs to Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). She defeated Han Kuo-yu of the rival Nationalist Party.63-years-old Tsai Ing-Wen joined DPP in 2004 and nominated for the presidential election in 2012 and 2016.In 2016 she won the Presidential election for the first time.

  18. Who was appointed as the new ruler of the Oman after the demise of Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said on January 11, 2020?
    1) Fahd bin Mahmoud al Said
    2) Asaad Bin Tariq
    3) Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah
    4) Haitham bin Tariq Al Said
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Haitham bin Tariq Al Said
    Explanation:
    On January 11, 2020 Haitham bin Tariq Al Said (66) was appointed as the new ruler of the Oman after the death of Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said who ruled the country from 1970. Haritham bin Tariq Al Said who is the cousin of the deceased Sultan Qaboos, was the Cultural and Heritage Minister of Oman. In 2013 he was appointed by the Sultan Qaboos to chair the main committee responsible for Oman’s development.

  19. Who received the prestigious Polly Umrigar Award for the best international cricketer (2018-19) in men’s category from Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Annual Awards for the year 2018-19?
    1) Rohit Sharma
    2) Virat Kohli
    3) Shikhar Dhawan
    4) Jasprit Bumrah
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Jasprit Bumrah
    Explanation:
    On 12 January 2020 ,The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Annual Awards were presented in 25 different categories for the 2018-19 season in Mumbai, Maharashtra to honor all the legendary cricketers. Indian pacer Jasprit Jasbirsingh Bumrah has received the highest prize of Indian cricket – the prestigious Polly Umrigar Award for the best international cricketer (2018-19) in men’s category.The award carries a citation, trophy & cheque for Rs. 15 lakh.At the same time, Poonam Yadav clinched the top prize in women’s category and was awarded the best international cricketer.

  20. Name the Indian cricketer, who received the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) ‘s “Dilip Sardesai Award” for the highest run getter in Test cricket (2018-2019) .
    1) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
    2) Shikhar Dhawan
    3) Cheteshwar Pujara
    4) Umesh Yadav
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Cheteshwar Pujara
    Explanation:
    On 12 January 2020 ,The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Annual Awards were presented in 25 different categories for the 2018-19 season in Mumbai, Maharashtra to honor all the legendary cricketers.

    Dilip Sardesai Award for the highest wicket-taker in Tests (2018-19) Jasprit Bumrah
    Dilip Sardesai Award for the highest run getter in Test cricket (2018-2019) Cheteshwar Pujara
     Highest run getter in ODIs (2018-19) – Women Smriti Mandhana
     Highest wicket-taker in ODIs(2018-19) – Women Jhulan Goswami
    Polly Umrigar Award Best International Cricketer Jasprit Bumrah
     Best International Cricketer – Women Poonam Yadav
    Best International Debut – Men Mayank Agarwal
    Best International Debut- Women  Shafali Verma


  21. Which firm has acquired DHFL (Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Limited) General Insurance from Wadhan Group Capital (WGC) for around Rs.100 crore ?
    1) Tata Consultancy Services
    2) Larsen & Toubro Infotech
    3) Navi Technologies
    4) Accel Frontline
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Navi Technologies
    Explanation:
    On January 10,2020 Former CEO (Chief Executive Officer) and co-founder of Flipkart Sachin Bansal has acquired DHFL (Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Limited) General Insurance,Mumbai, Maharashtra from Wadhan Group Capital (WGC) for around Rs.100 crore. WGC is the parent company of crisis-hit DHFL which has been recently admitted for bankruptcy.The deal has been done via Navi Technologies for Rs.100 crore formerly known as BAC Acquisitions Private Limited (BACQ) which Sachin Bansal has founded along with IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) -Delhi batchmate Ankit Agarwal after selling his stake in Flipkart.

  22. Where was the two Indian Coast Guard Ships (ICGS), Annie Besant and Amrit Kaur commissioned recently ?
    1) Kolkata, West Bengal
    2) Mumbai, Maharashtra
    3) Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
    4) Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Kolkata, West Bengal
    Explanation:
    On January 12,2020 The two Indian Coast Guard Ships (ICGS) namely Annie Besant and Amrit Kaur, second and third in the series of five Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs), were commissioned and deployed along the eastern coast by Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar at Khidderpore park, Kolkata, West Bengal.

  23. Which organization has designed and manufactured the two Indian Coast Guard Ships (ICGS), Annie Besant and Amrit Kaur ?
    1) Hindustan Shipyard Limited
    2) Cochin Shipyard Limited
    3) Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders
    4) Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd., (GRSE)
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd., (GRSE)
    Explanation:
    On January 12,2020 The two Indian Coast Guard Ships (ICGS) namely Annie Besant and Amrit Kaur, second and third in the series of five Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs), were commissioned and deployed along the eastern coast by Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar at Khidderpore park, Kolkata, West Bengal. The two ICG fast patrol vessels designed and manufactured by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd., (GRSE) kolkata, West Bengal.

  24. Name the malware application, that affects 14.23% Indian users, as per the researchers from cybersecurity and anti-virus solutions provider Kaspersky .
    1) ‘Clean Droid’
    2) ‘Shopper’
    3) ‘Block Strike’
    4) ‘Smart Antivirus’
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) ‘Shopper’
    Explanation:
    On January 13, 2020, According to the researchers from cybersecurity and anti-virus solutions provider Kaspersky, a new Trojan malware application called ‘Shopper’ (‘Trojan-Dropper. AndroidOS.Shopper.a’ ) has affected more than 14.23% Indian users. This malware boosts shopping app ratings, spreads ads, installs apps without the permission of the smart phone user. The malware also has a capability to use the Google Accessibility Service to spread false information through social media channels and other platforms.

  25. Name the deceased Kerala Cartoonist and Secretary of Kerala Cartoon Academy, who won United Nations Political Cartoon Award .
    1) Pran Kumar Sharma
    2) B. V. Ramamurthy
    3) Thomas Antony
    4) Shankar Pamarthy
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Thomas Antony
    Explanation:
    On January 12, 2020 Kerala Cartoonist and Secretary of Kerala Cartoon Academy Thomas Antony passed away at Kottackal town in Malappuram district, Kerala after suffering from heart attack. He was 62.He worked as a cartoonist in Deepika daily and served as the executive artist with Malayalam daily ‘Metro Vaartha’. In 2007 he won United Nations Political Cartoon Award and the World Press Cartoon Award, instituted by an organization based in Lisbon, Portugal, in 2018.

  26. Motorcycle rider Paulo Goncalves passed away recently, he belonged to which country ?
    1) France
    2) Portugal
    3) Spain
    4) Italy
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Portugal
    Explanation:
    On January 12, 2020 Portuguese motorcycle rider Paulo Goncalves passed away after a crash in the seventh stage of the 42th edition of Dakar Rally 2020 which was held for the first time in Saudi Arabia. He was 40. He was born on February 5, 1979 in Esposende city of Portugal.He was the member of team Hero motorsports and died during his 13th Darker Rally.He won the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) cross-Country Rallies World Championship in 2013.

  27. Whose selected writing was compiled as a book titled “New India:Selected Writings 2014-19” that describes about the policies and decisions made by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi government during his first period (2014-19) ?
    1) Arun Jaitley
    2) Nirmala Sitharaman
    3) Narendra Modi
    4) Amit Shah
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) Arun Jaitley
    Explanation:
    On January 13,2020 Juggernaut Books publishing house New Delhi, India has announced a new book of compilation of selected writings by former finance minister Arun Jaitley, offers readers with the late’s politicians sharp insight on topics including GST (Goods and Services Tax),demonetisation and Kashmir.The book, “New India:Selected Writings 2014-19” is an authoritative account of the policies and decisions made by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi government during his first period (2014-19). It will hit the stands in February.

  28. Who were the authors of the book titled ‘PAX SINICA:Implications for the Indian Dawn’ that was launched by Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, that describes about a comprehensive view of how President Xi Jinping’s, China will implicate the world order in the 21st century ?
    1) Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni & Akhil Deo
    2) Samir Saran & Vikram Seth
    3) Madhuri Vijay & Vikram Seth
    4) Samir Saran & Akhil Deo
    5) None of these
    Answer-4) Samir Saran & Akhil Deo
    Explanation:
    On January 6,2020 Union External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar launched a book on China titled ‘PAX SINICA:Implications for the Indian Dawn’ authored by Samir Saran and Akhil Deo and published by Rupa Publications India.PAX SINICA presents a comprehensive view of how President Xi Jinping’s, China will implicate the world order in the 21st century.

  29. Which country has translated, Swami Vivekananda’s book titled ‘Karma Yoga‘ in its language during Vishwa Hindi Diwas on January 10, 2020 ?
    1) Pakistan
    2) Bangladesh
    3) Nepal
    4) Sri Lanka
    5) None of these
    Answer-3) Nepal
    Explanation:
    In order to mark the event of Vishwa Hindi Diwas on January 10, 2020, the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal has launched 4 books including Nepali translation of Swami Vivekananda’s ‘Karma Yoga‘ (Publisher -Advaita Ashrama).The other 3 books launched by Indian embassay include (i) the Nepali translated book consisting of 5 popular stories penned by Indian writer Premchand (ii) Hindi translations of ‘Ashwathama’ penned by Nepalese poet Madhav Prasad Ghimire (Publisher- Royal Nepal Academy) and (iii) ‘Utkrishta Kahaniyan’, a book published by Unicorn Books comprising 25 new age Nepali stories written by young Nepali story writers.

  30. What is the theme of the National Youth Day 2020 that is observed on January 12 annually ?
    1) Theme – “Indian Youth for Development, Skill and Harmony”
    2) Theme – “Channelizing Youth Power for Nation Building”
    3) Theme – “Sankalp Se Siddhi”
    4) Theme – “Youth for Digital India”
    5) None of these
    Answer-2) Theme – “Channelizing Youth Power for Nation Building”
    Explanation:
    The National Youth Day is observed on January 12 every year to mark the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. National Youth is also famously known as Yuva Diwas. The Theme of National Youth Day 2020 is “Channelizing Youth Power for Nation Building”. On January 13, 2020 PM Modi visited Belur Math, the headquarters of Ramakrishna Mission in Howrah district of West Bengal to mark the 157th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

  31. ______ edition of road safety week is being celebrated by Transport department in Maharashtra from 11th to 17th Jan 2020 .
    1) 31st
    2) 30th
    3) 25th
    4) 20th
    5) None of these
    Answer-1) 31st
    Explanation:
    On January 11,2020 Transport department in Maharashtra observed 31st Road Safety Week from 11th-17th Jan 2020. Union transport Minister Nitin Jairam Gadkari inaugurated 31st Road Safety Campaign organised by Regional Transport Office, Traffic Police and District Road Safety Committee in Nagpur, Maharashtra.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Howrah bridge (Rabindra Setu) is in news recently, it is located in which state ?
    Answer-West Bengal
    Explanation:
    Howrah bridge (Rabindra Setu) is located in West Bengal.This is in news recently because the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the sound and light show at the iconic Howrah Bridge installed at Millenium Park on the banks of the river Ganga. This 2.5-minute show is a project of Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT)’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

  2. Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary located in which state?
    Answer-Andhra Pradesh
    Explanation:
    Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Andhra Pradesh.This is in news recently because the annual bird census has been commenced in the Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary and surrounding wetlands in the Godavari mangroves on the east coast in Andhra Pradesh. The census aims at the documentation of migratory and resident birds so that a better management plan of the complex ecosystem supporting the waterbird species can be prepared.

  3. Taal Volcano that erupts recently is located in which country ?
    Answer-Philippines
    Explanation:
    Taal Volcano in the Philippines has sent an eruption plume a kilometer above the crater, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. The agency says Taal is showing a “fast escalation” in volcanic activity.

  4. Kaziranga National Park is seen in news recently, it is located in which state ?
    Answer-Assam
    Explanation:
    Kaziranga National Park is located in Assam.It is seen in news recently because officials of the Kaziranga National Park and avian specialists conducted the second wetland bird count on January 9-10. The teams counted a total of 19,225 birds belonging to 96 species under 80 families. The first waterfowl census in 2018 had yielded 10,412 birds covering 80 families from 21 families.

  5. Who is the Chairman cum Managing Director (CMD) of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Limited (DHFL) ?
    Answer-Kapil Wadhavan

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