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  1. The Flamingo Festival started at Pulicat Lake and Nellapattu in Sullurpet mandal of _____, on 7th January 2019?
    1) Kerala
    2) Karnataka
    3) Maharashtra
    4) Andhra Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer – 4) Andhra Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On January 7, 2019,A visual treat for birdwatchers began.The Flamingo Festival, kicked-off at Pulicat Lake and Nellapattu in Sullurpet mandal, Andhra Pradesh. Flamingo Festival is a 12-year-long tradition of the region. The highlight of this fest is the sight of colourful migratory birds from Siberia that visit the region for nesting and breeding. The three-day-long event was inaugurated by Agriculture Minister Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy and Municipal Administration Minister P Narayana.

  2. The Committee to study the existing Special Economical Zone(SEZ) policy of India headed by ____ submitted its report, on 18th January 2019, which states that, the Government has to set a target of creating 100 million jobs and achieving 25% of GDP from manufacturing sector by 2022?
    1) Nitesh Gupta
    2) Baba Kalyani
    3) Uday Kotak
    4) Amit Prithvi
    5) None of these
    Answer – 2) Baba Kalyani
    Explanation:
    On 18th January 2019,The Baba Kalyani led committee constituted by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to study the existing Special Economical Zone(SEZ) policy of India submitted its report to Union Minister for Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu in New Delhi. The repors of the committee were made public on 22nd January and government is seeking suggestions or comments on the recommendations of the committee till 30th January 2019. Objectives of the Baba Kalyani led committee which was constituted in June 2018 were to evaluate the SEZ policy and make it World Trade Organization (WTO) compatible, suggest measures to maximize utilization of vacant land in SEZs. The report says that if India is going to become a USD 5 trillion economy by 2025 then the current environment of manufacturing competitiveness and services has to undergo a basic paradigm shift. It says that Government has to set a target of creating 100 million jobs and achieving 25% of GDP from the manufacturing sector by 2022 as part of its flagship ‘ Make in India’ programme.

  3. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the first inter-state bridge named Keediyan-Gandiyal bridge worth Rs 150 crore on Ravi river in Jammu and Kashmir, which links areas of Katthua district with which state, on 22ndJanuary 2019?
    1) Himachal Pradesh
    2) Haryana
    3) Punjab
    4) Uttarakhand
    5) None of these
    Answer – 3) Punjab
    Explanation:
    On January 22, 2019,Nitin Gadkari to inaugurate first inter-state bridge in jammu and kashmir. It was built at a cost of Rs 150 crore in a span of three and a half years linking areas of Katthua district with Punjab. The bridge also called as Keediyan-Gandiyal bridge is 1.2 km-long on the river Ravi. With this bridge opened for people ,the travel distance between the two inter-state destinations of Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab is decreased.

  4. Where was the 4th India Steel 2019 Exhibition and Conference organised by Ministry of Steel and Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), held on 22nd January 2019?
    1) New Delhi
    2) Kolkata
    3) Mumbai
    4) Chennai
    5) None of these
    Answer – 3) Mumbai
    Explanation:
    On 22nd January 2019, the 4th International Exhibition & Conference on Steel Industry, India Steel 2019 Exhibition and Conference was organised by Ministry of Steel in association with Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) at NSE Complex Goregaon, Mumbai. The theme of the event is “Balancing Steel Demand & Supply Dynamics: Building a New India”. The three-day event provided an opportunity for all the stakeholders to deliberate and identify ways to contribute towards building a robust roadmap for the further growth of the steel sector. The biennial event will see over 250 exhibiting companies from 15 countries, over 200 International buyers and more than 10 thousand business visitors both from India and abroad. A Reverse Buyer Seller Meet (RBSM) is also planned during India Steel Expo 2019 where more than 300 Foreign Buyers from Africa, CIS, Middle East, Developing Asia including SAARC and other important regions will be invited and hosted by the FICCI.

  5. Which state cabinet approved 10 per cent quota for the economically weaker sections of the general category in government employment and government education institutes, on 21st January 2019?
    1) Rajasthan
    2) Assam
    3) Tamil Nadu
    4) Kerala
    5) None of these
    Answer – 2) Assam
    Explanation:
    On 21st January 2019, Assam Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has approved 10 per cent quota for the economically weaker sections of the general category in government employment and government education institutes. The cabinet also approved the guidelines for disbursement of ₹5,000 each to five lakh farmers of the state under theMukhya Mantri Krishi Sa Sajuli Yozana for purchase of farm tools and implements. In another decision the Cabinet approved a loan amount of₹95 crore under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) from NABARD, in-order to construct and strengthen embankments, dykes and other infrastructure across the state. Furthermore the cabinet also approved incentives for government doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers under Ayushman Bharat & Atal Amrit Abhiyan. The Assam Cabinet decided that, 20 per cent of the total amount for government hospitals implementing these schemes has been earmarked for the purpose of incentivizing Government Health workforce.

  6. The Government decided to set up a Standing Committee on Affordable Medicines and Health Products (SCAMHP) to recommend price controls and monitor prices of specific drugs and health products, on 21st January 2019. The Committee will be headed by a member of _____?
    1) Indian Medical Association (IMA)
    2) NITI Aayog
    3) National Pharmaceutical Association (NPA)
    3) Ministry of Finance
    5) None of these
    Answer – 2) NITI Aayog
    Explanation:
    On 21st January 2019, the government, acting through the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, has decided to establish a committee under NITI Aayog, that will be tasked with recommending price controls and monitoring the prices of specific drugs and health products to ensure their affordability. The Standing Committee on Affordable Medicines and Health Products (SCAMHP) which will be headed by a NITI Aayog member (Health) will be the recommending body to National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA). The committee will also include the chief economic adviser, besides secretary, department of health research, director-general of health services, vice-chairperson, National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) and joint secretary, department of industrial policy and promotion. The NPPA has a range of functions relating to the implementation of the Drugs Prices Control Order (DPCO)-1995 ranging from setting prices, enforcement, use of powers in public interest, price approvals etc. for the drugs mentioned in the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM).

  7. Which state declared Pakke Paga Hornbill Festival (PPHF) as the “State Festival” on 20th January 2019?
    1) Sikkim
    2) West Bengal
    3) Himachal Pradesh
    4) Arunachal Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer – 4) Arunachal Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On 20th January 2019, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Pema Khandu declared Pakke Paga Hornbill Festival (PPHF) as the “State Festival” during a valedictory ceremony of the fourth edition of the festival at Seijosa in East Kameng district, Arunachal Pradesh. Pakke Paga Hornbill Festival (PPHF) is only conservation festival of Arunachal Pradesh. Pema Khandu announced that Arunachal Pradesh Forest Department will fund the festival from next year and permanent infrastructure will be constructed for the festival ground. In the PPHF festival is celebrated to the first time in 2015 to recognize the role played by the resident Nyishi tribe in conserving hornbills in the Pakke Tiger Reserve (PTR). The festival also provides an alternate source of income to the native people of the region who mainly relies on hunting and logging.

  8. Andhra Pradesh government decided to give only ____ % reservation to the economically weaker sections (EWS) under the Centre’s 10 per cent quota, on 22nd January 2019?
    1) 7 %
    2) 5 %
    3) 8 %
    4) 6 %
    5) None of these
    Answer – 2) 5 %
    Explanation:
    On January 22, 2019, Andhra Pradesh government decided to give only five per cent reservation to the economically weaker sections (EWS) under the Centre’s 10 per cent quota, setting aside the rest to the upper caste Kapus in its capital city Amaravathi. The cabinet also approved the decision of doubling welfare pensions given under the NTR Bharosa Scheme. Pensions of Rs 1,000 and Rs 1,500 will now be doubled to Rs 2,000 and Rs 3,000 respectively. The cabinet also decided to provide exemption of life tax for autos and quarterly tax for tractors and motor vehicle tax arrears. To provide reservation to this community ,Naidu formed a committee under Justice Manjunath in 2016,but didn’t get approval from Modi government.

  9. Which state government announced to reverse the Atal Seva Kendra (seva kendras at village panchayat and panchayat samiti level) as Rajiv Gandhi Seva Kendra, which is its original name, on 21st January 2019?
    1) Punjab
    2) Rajasthan
    3) Chhattisgarh
    4) Maharashtra
    5) None of these
    Answer – 2) Rajasthan
    Explanation:
    On 21st January 2019, Rajasthan government announced to reverse the Atal Seva Kendra (seva kendras at village panchayat and panchayat samiti level) as Rajiv Gandhi Seva Kendra, its original name.

  10. Delhi High Court has allowed the release of the movie ’72 Hours – Martyr Who Never died’ which is based on the life of the 1962 Sino-Indian war hero Rifleman _____?
    1) Ramlal Singhania
    2) Jaswant Singh Rawat
    3) Surjit Kumar
    4) Bhajillal Dawan
    5) None of these
    Answer – 2) Jaswant Singh Rawat
    Explanation:
    On 21st January 2019, The Delhi High Court allowed the release of the movie ’72 Hours – Martyr Who Never died’ which is based on the life of the 1962 Sino-Indian war hero Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat who was posthumously awarded the Maha Vir Chakra for gallantry during 1962 war. Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat was a Sino-Indian war hero who was serving as an Indian army soldier in Garhwal Rifles. He was serving the 4th battalion during the battle of Nuranang of the Nort- East Frontier Agency in the war of 1962, and now it’s in Arunachal Pradesh. He was honored by building a memorial by the Chinese people’s Liberation army and it was named as Jaswant Garh.

  11. How many MoUs has India signed with Afghanistan for 26 projects worth 9.5 million dollars in the field of infrastructure, public services such as health clinics and governance-related projects?
    1) 15
    2) 10
    3) 11
    4) 14
    5) None of these
    Answer – 3) 11
    Explanation:
    India has signed 11 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with Afghanistan for 26 projects worth 9.5 million dollars in the field of infrastructure, public services such as health clinics and governance-related projects. The MoUs signed will involve the construction of classrooms, orphanages, health clinics, canal protection walls and enhancing economic opportunities for women. The projects will be developed in seven provinces of Afghanistan- Balkh, Ghor, Herat, Kabul, Bamyan, Badghis and Kapisa. It will help local communities in education, employment and livelihood generation and capacity building.

  12. India is at _____ place in the informed public category and at third place in the general population category in the Trust Index, as per the 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer report?
    1) 4th
    2) 5th
    3) 2nd
    4) 1st
    5) None of these
    Answer – 3) 2nd
    Explanation:
    On 21st January 2019, the Edelman which is an independent global communications firm released its 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer report which placed India at the second place in the informed public category and third place in the general population category in the Trust Index. The report noted that the Global Trust Index witnessed a marginal increase of 3 points to 52. China topped the Trust Index among both the informed public and the general population segments with scores of 79 and 88 respectively. The Index calculated the average per cent of trust in NGOs, business, government and media on the basis of an online survey in 27 markets covering over 33,000 respondents from October to November last year. The companies headquartered in Switzerland (71 per cent), Germany (71 per cent), Canada (70 per cent) and Japan (69 percent) were found to be the most trusted. Whereas the companies headquartered in India (40 per cent), Mexico (36 per cent) and Brazil (40 per cent) were found to be the least trusted, followed by companies in China and South Korea.

  13. Which company announced that it will create an independent Institute for Ethics in Artificial intelligence (AI) with an initial investment of $7.5 million over a period of five years, on 20th January 2019?
    1) Google
    2) Microsoft
    3) Facebook
    4) Oracle
    5) None of these
    Answer – 3) Facebook
    Explanation:
    On 20th January 2019, Social media giant Facebook announced that it will create an independent Institute for Ethics in Artificial intelligence (AI) with an initial investment of $7.5 million over a period of five years. Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany will collaborate with this project which aims to explore fundamental issues affecting the use and impact of AI. Initial funding will be provided by Facebook but the the institute will look for other funding opportunities for additional partners and agencies in the coming years. The Institute will address issues that affecting the use and impact of AI such as Safety, Privacy, Fairness and transparency.

  14. Where did Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India organise the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Awareness Programme on 19th January 2019?
    1) Pune, Maharashtra
    2) Vadodara, Gujarat
    3) New Delhi, Delhi
    4) Hyderabad, Telangana
    5) None of these
    Answer – 2) Vadodara, Gujarat
    Explanation:
    On January 19, 2019,The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India organised an Insolvency and Bankruptcy Awareness Programme at Vadodara, Gujarat.It is organised in collabration with three Insolvency Professional Agencies, namely, the Indian Institute of Insolvency Professionals of ICAI (lead partner), the ICSI Institute of Insolvency Professionals, and the Insolvency Professional Agency of Institute of Cost Accountants of India.

  15. What is the rank of India in the 6th edition of Global Talent Competitive Index (GTCI) 2019, released by INSEAD business school in partnership with Tata Communications and Adecco Group?
    1) 11
    2) 50
    3) 31
    4) 80
    5) None of these
    Answer – 4) 80
    Explanation:
    On 21st January 2019, INSEAD business school in partnership with Tata Communications and Adecco Group released the 6th edition of Global Talent Competitive Index (GTCI) 2019 which stated that India has moved up one position to rank 80th on the Global Talent Competitive Index 2019 ranking. The report, suggested that India’s biggest challenge is to improve its ability to attract and retain talent and there is a need to address its poor level of Internal Openness in particular with respect to weak gender equality and low tolerances towards minorities and immigrants and its disappointing showing in lifestyle indicators. The top 5 countries in the index included Switzerland followed by Singapore, the US, Norway and Denmark. At 45th position in overall ranking, China emerged as the best performer among the BRICS countries.

  16. Omega Healthcare Management Services signed a pact with which institute for advanced use of latest technology in providing healthcare solutions, on 21st January 2019?
    1) IIT Madras
    2) NIT Warangal
    3) IIIT Bangalore
    4) BITS Pilani
    5) None of these
    Answer – 3) IIIT Bangalore
    Explanation:
    for advanced use of latest technology in providing healthcare solutions. This MoU was signed to build industry-grade AI engines that can be embedded as part of Omega’s business solutions to solve healthcare business challenges. The pact also enhanced research programmes in artificial intelligence (AI) and Data Science, aimed to focus on specific business-related processes. Services signed a pact with IIIT-Bangalore On January 21, 2019,Omega Healthcare Management

  17. India’s fiscal deficit may go up to ____ % in financial year 2020 due to populist schemes like farm loan waivers, as per a report released by India Rating?
    1) 4.5 %
    2) 3.2 %
    3) 1.8 %
    4) 2.9 %
    5) None of these
    Answer – 2) 3.2 %
    Explanation:
    According to a report released by India Rating, India’s fiscal deficit may go up to 3.2 per cent in Financial Year 2020 due to populist schemes like farm loan waivers and other financial support schemes which may be announced before the forthcoming general elections. Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala are most susceptible to see an increase in debt in Financial Year 2020. States’ revenue account may clock an aggregate deficit of 0.5 per cent of GDP (Gross Domestic Product) in FY20 due to higher growth in revenue spending than revenue receipt. Earlier a fiscal deficit of 2.8 per cent was forecasted by India Ratings in FY19 mid-year forecast. The Announcement of Farm loan waivers by Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, Assam & Rajasthan and Financial assistance schemes for marginal farmer by Odisha, Jharkhand and Telangana contributed significantly to the increased fiscal deficit forecast.

  18. The students and mentors from which institute received the 2nd Chhatra Viswakarma Award under ‘Agriculture and food’ category at an event organized by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) at New Delhi, on 21stJanuary 2019?
    1) Army Institute of Technology, Maharashtra
    2) Shri Venkateshwara College of Engineering, Andhra Pradesh
    3) Sri Krishna College of Technology, Tamil Nadu
    4) Aditya Engineering College, Andhra Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer – 3) Sri Krishna College of Technology, Tamil Nadu
    Explanation:
    On 21st January 2019, the Vice president of India Shri M Venkaiah Naidu presented the 2nd Chhatra Viswakarma Award to Students and their mentors and Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana Yojana (SAGY) awards to institution at an event organized by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) at New Delhi. The theme of 2nd Chhatra Viswakarma Award was ‘Empowerment of villages through technologies’ whereas the theme of Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana was “Developed Village – Developed Nations”.The Chhatra Viswakarma Award Awards were given to encourage the young students to come up with novel ideas in order to improve the life of people in villages. The list of first prize winners under 2nd Chhatra Viswakarma Award is as follows:
    Category Winner
    Educational skill initiative and startups Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering and Technology, Telangana
    Any other rural appropriate technologies Army Institute of Technology,
    Maharashtra
    Rural Craft and Livelihood, Rural infrastructure, tourism Shri Venkateshwara College of Engineering, Andhra Pradesh
    Agriculture and food Sri Krishna College of Technology, Tamil Nadu
    water and irrigation Aditya Engineering College, Andhra Pradesh

  19. “Jallikattu” (bull-taming) event held in _____, has entered the world record for the maximum number of bulls released into the sport arena, on 20th January 2019?
    1) Anantpur, Andhra Pradesh
    2) Pudukottai, Tamil Nadu
    3) Kasergode, Kerala
    4) Vidharba, Maharashtra
    5) None of these
    Answer – 2) Pudukottai, Tamil Nadu
    Explanation:
    On January 20, 2019,Jallikattu’ as a symbol of the valour and courage of the Tamil people.A grand “jallikattu” (bull-taming) event held in Pudukottai and this event entered the world record for the maximum number of bulls released into the sport arena.This event had the participation of 1,354 bulls and 424 tamers.

  20. Who has been named the “International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Emerging Player of the year” for his brilliant performance in Test Cricket in 2018?
    1) Prithvi Shaw
    2) Rishabh Pant
    3) Kuldeep Yadav
    4) Jasprit Bumrah
    5) None of these
    Answer – 2) Rishabh Pant
    Explanation:
    On 22nd January 2019, The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the 2018 Men’s Awards after a competitive year of matches across all formats. Women’s awards were already announced on 31st December 2018. On 22nd January 2019, 21-year Old Wicketkeeper batsman, Rishabh Pant was named the “International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Emerging Player of the year” for his brilliant performance in Test Cricket in 2018.

  21. Which institution received the first prize under Sansad Adarsh GramYojana, at an event organized by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in New Delhi, on 21st January 2019?
    1) College of Technology and Engineering, Udaipur
    2) Sethi Sahib Memorial Polytechnic College, Tirur
    3) Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology, Tamil Nadu
    4) Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering and Technology, Telangana
    5) None of these
    Answer – 1) College of Technology and Engineering, Udaipur
    Explanation:
    On 21st January 2019, the Vice president of India Shri M Venkaiah Naidu presented the 2nd Chhatra Viswakarma Award to Students and their mentors and Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana Yojana (SAGY) awards to institution at an event organized by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) at New Delhi. Under Sansad Adarsh GramYojana, College of Technology and Engineering Udaipur, Rajasthan got the first prize. Sethi Sahib Memorial Polytechnic College, Tirur, Kerala got the 2nd prize and Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology, Tamil Nadu got the third prize.

  22. Who became the first cricket player to bag all top 3 ICC Awards in a single year, as he won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year, the ICC Men’s Test Player of the Year and the ICC ODI Player of the year in 2018?
    1) Rohit Sharma
    2) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
    3) Virat Kohli
    4) Shikhar Dawan
    5) None of these
    Answer – 3) Virat Kohli
    Explanation:
    On 22nd January 2019, 30-year-old Indian Cricket Team Captain, Virat Kohli became the first player to bag all top three ICC Awards in a single year. He won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year, the ICC Men’s Test Player of the Year and the ICC ODI Player of the year for his performance in 2018. He scored 1322 runs in Tests, 1202 runs in 14 ODIs and 211 runs in T20Is in calendar year 2018. He scored a total of 2735 runs with 11 centuries in 2018. South African Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada was runner up for ICC Cricketer of the Year in 2018. Virat Kohli finished 2018 as the Number one batsman in Tests and ODIs. Virat Kohli became second cricket after Australian Fast bowler Mitchel Johnson to bag ICC Cricketer of the year award for the second time. Virat Kohli was honoured with ICC Cricketer of the year in 2017 also.

  23. Where will the 39th Golden Raspberry Awards 2019 also known as Razzie Awards, which is an awards ceremony that honors the worst performances in the film industry, be held on 23rd February 2019?
    1) London, England
    2) Los Angeles, United States
    3) New York, United States
    4) Melbourne, Australia
    5) None of these
    Answer – 2) Los Angeles, United States
    Explanation:
    The 39th Golden Raspberry Awards is an awards ceremony that honors the worst the film industry had to offer in 2018. The Golden Raspberry Awards, also known as the Razzies, are awarded based on votes from members of the Golden Raspberry Foundation. The nominees were announced on January 21, 2019 and the winners will be announced on February 23, 2019. The award ceremony will be held in Los Angeles, United States.

  24. Which state in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) recommended triple-drug therapy for lymphatic filariasis to speed up elimination of the disease, on 21st January 2019?
    1) Rajasthan
    2) Gujarat
    3) Maharashtra
    4) Telangana
    5) None of these
    Answer – 3) Maharashtra
    Explanation:
    in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO)-recommended triple-drug therapy for lymphatic filariasis to speed up elimination of the disease in Nagpur. Actor Swapnil Joshi is assigned as brand ambassador for this project. This disease is transmitted through mosquitoes. The infection is usually acquired in childhood, causing hidden damage to the lymphatic system. On January 21, 2019,Maharashtra

  25. Butterfly researchers rediscovered the Small Woodbrown butterfly species at Khanchendzonga National Park in ____ after a span of 120 long years, on 16th January 2019?
    1) Assam
    2) Odisha
    3) Sikkim
    4) Jharkhand
    5) None of these
    Answer – 3) Sikkim
    Explanation:
    On January 16, 2019,butterfly researchers of Sikkim rediscovered the Small Woodbrown butterfly species from Khanchendzonga National Park in Sikkim after a span of 120 long years.The Small Woodbrown butterfly was first discovered in Sikkim in 1887 by a scientist named de Nicéville.

  26. Two new species of moss rose named Portulaca badamica and Portulaca lakshminarasimhaniana were discovered in which state, on 16th January 2019?
    1) Karnataka
    2) Uttarakhand
    3) Madhya Pradesh
    4) Goa
    5) None of these
    Answer – 1) Karnataka
    Explanation:
    On January 16, 2019,The southern penninsular region of India is a biodiversity hotspot,The two new moss rose species were discovered from Badami hills in Bagalkot district of Karnataka by botanists from the Shivaji University in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. The species have been named Portulaca badamica and Portulaca lakshminarasimhaniana.

  27. Which cricketer was named the captain of both the Men’s Test and ODI teams by International Cricket Council (ICC), on 22nd January 2019?
    1) Rohit Sharma
    2) Virat Kohli
    3) Rishab Pant
    4) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
    5) None of these
    Answer – 2) Virat Kohli
    Explanation:
    On 22nd January 2019, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the Men’s Test and ODI teams of the year with Virat Kohli as the Captain of both teams following his brilliant performance in 2018 as a Batsman as well as a Captain. The Test team of the year is as follows: Virat Kohli (India), Rishabh Pant (India), Jasprit Bumrah (India), Kane Williamson (New Zealand), Henry Nicholls (New Zealand), Tom Latham (New Zealand), Dimuth Karunaratne (Sri Lanka), Jason Holder ( West Indies), Kagiso Rabada (South Africa), Nathon Lyon (Australia) and Mohammad Abbas (Pakistan). The ODI Team of the year is as follows: Virat Kohli (India), Rohit Sharma (India), Kuldeep Yadav (India), Jasprit Bumrah (India), Joe Root (England), Jonny Bairstow (England), Jos Buttler (England), Ben Stokes (England), Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh), Ross Taylor (New Zealand) and Rashid Khan (Afghanistan). Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah are included in both ODI and well as Test team of the year.

  28. Raghbir Singh Bhola passed away on 22nd January 2019. He was a ____?
    1) Politician
    2) Singer
    3) Hockey Player
    4) Scientist
    5) None of these
    Answer – 3) Hockey Player
    Explanation:
    On January 22, 2019, Former India hockey player Raghbir Singh Bhola, a two-time Olympic medallist, has passed away aged 92. In 2000, he was honoured with the Arjuna Award for his achievements in hockey.

  29. _____ has compiled the book titled ‘Universal Brotherhood Through Yoga’ launched by Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, in New Delhi, on 21st January 2019?
    1) National Yoga Institute
    2) Bharatiya Sanskrit Pitham
    3) Kalanjali
    4) Institute of Natural Sciences
    5) None of these
    Answer – 2) Bharatiya Sanskrit Pitham
    Explanation:
    On January 21, 2019,Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu launched the book ‘Universal Brotherhood Through Yoga’ in New Delhi.The book is compiled by Bharatiya Sanskrit Pitham.

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:

  1. Name the CEO and headquarters of International Cricket Council (ICC)?
    Answer – CEO – Manu Sawhney; Headquarters – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  2. Who is the Chairperson of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India?
    Answer – M S Sahoo

  3. Where is Dibru-Saikhowa National Park located?
    Answer – Assam

  4. President of Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is ____?
    Answer – Sandip Somany

  5. Who is the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir?
    Answer – Satya Pal Malik