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- Which state hosted the founding conference of International Solar Alliance (ISA) 2018?
1. Uttar Pradesh
4. New Delhi
5. GujaratAnswer – 4. New Delhi
The founding conference of International Solar Alliance (ISA) was held on March 11, 2018 in New Delhi. The conference was co- hosted by Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and visiting French President Emmanuel Macron. While addressing the conference, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that India has set a target to generate 175 GW of electricity from renewable energy sources by 2022. Out of 175 GW, 100 GW will be generated by harnessing solar energy. PM Modi also outlined a 10-point action plan to bring about a “worldwide solar revolution”. The 10-point action plan includes measures to make affordable solar technology available to all nations, framing regulations and standards to support the initiative and raising the share of electricity generated from photovoltaic cells in the energy mix. Deliberations at the conference also focused on ISA finance mechanism for the promotion of solar energy, crowd-funding and technology transfer.
- ‘MILAN 2018’, a multinational naval exercise hosted by Indian Navy began on March 6, 2018 at ___________?
3. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
4. West Bengal
5. KeralaAnswer – 3. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
‘MILAN 2018’, a multinational naval exercise hosted by Indian Navy began on March 6, 2018 at Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Conducted biennially since 1995, MILAN is a congregation of navies of several countries, organised by Indian Navy at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, under the aegis of the Andaman and Nicobar Command. Objective behind MILAN 2018 is to expand regional cooperation and combat unlawful activities in critical sea lanes in Indian Ocean region. Theme of ‘MILAN 2018’ is ‘Friendship Across the Seas’. Total 28 warships including 17 from India and 11 from Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand are participating in MILAN 2018. During the course of this event, 39 delegates from 16 countries will deliberate on the regional security situation. MILAN 2018 will conclude on March 13, 2018.
- In which Indian city, India’s biggest Media & Entertainment Services Market – enTTech 2018 was inaugurated?
5. MumbaiAnswer – 5. Mumbai
India’s biggest Media & Entertainment Services Market – enTTech 2018 was inaugurated in Mumbai on March 7, 2018. enTTech 2018 was organized by Service Export Promotion Council (SEPC) in association with MEAI (Media & Entertainment Association of India) and TVAGA (Telangana VFX, Animation and Gaming Association). The event was supported by the Department of Commerce under Union Ministry of Commerce & Industry. This edition of enTTech focussed on Business to Business (B2B) matchmaking between 100 international delegates and their Indian counterparts. The market was held for two days – 7th and 8th March, 2018. Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, Suresh Prabhu spoke at the inaugural function through a video message. In context of this news, it is important to note that Indian film industry is the world’s largest industry in terms of number of films produced while Indian Television market is the second largest in the world.
- How many countries signed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in Chile?
5. 11Answer – 5. 11
On March 8, 2018, eleven Pacific Rim countries signed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in Chile. The eleven countries that signed the agreement are Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. The agreement is broadly aimed at lowering both non-tariff and tariff barriers to trade among signatory countries. The agreement was revised after United States announced its decision to withdraw from the discussions in January 2017. The eleven countries that have signed CPTPP, together represent 13.5 per cent of the global economy. These countries will now have to ratify it by amending their respective national laws.
- How many Kilometre stretch of the Indo-Bangladesh border is declared as a ‘crime-free zone’ by the Director Generals of India’ Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB)?
1. 8.3 km
2. 8.5 km
3. 8.7 km
4. 8.9 km
5. 9 kmAnswer – 1. 8.3 km
Director Generals of India’ Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) declared an 8.3 km stretch of the Indo-Bangladesh border as a ‘crime-free zone’. The 8.3 km stretch covers the Gunarmath and Kalyani Border Out Posts (BOPs) in India and the Puthkhali and Daulatpur BOPs in Bangladesh. Both the forces, with the help of the civil administrations, NGOs and the local populace from both the sides will work together to ensure that no crime or anti-social activity occurs along this stretch. This stretch is one of the most vulnerable, along which, cattle smuggling and other criminal activities are carried out. Decision to develop such ‘crime-free zone’ stretches was taken during the Director General level talks in New Delhi in October 2017. Situation at 8.3 km stretch, which has been declared as a ‘crime-free zone’ will be reviewed after 5-6 months. Based on the review, necessary improvisations will be carried out and efforts will be made to extend such zones to other trouble-prone areas along India-Bangladesh border.
- As per a report ‘Transactions 2025’ released by digital payments company AGS Transact in collaboration with ACI Worldwide, by 2025, India could witness around Rs _________ worth of digital transactions every year?
1. 3 lakh crores
2. 2 lakh crores
3. 1 lakh crores
4. 10 crores
5. 50 croresAnswer – 3. 1 lakh crore
As per a report ‘Transactions 2025’ released by digital payments company AGS Transact in collaboration with ACI Worldwide, by 2025, India could witness around Rs 1 lakh crore worth of digital transactions every year. The report has outlined that there could be 3 billion connected devices by 2025 and merchant adoption of payments would go up by 10 times from current level. Increase in digital payments would largely be driven by higher adoption of Unified Payments Interface (UPI). Higher adoption would come on back of consumer demand, policy push from the government, disruptive technology and services like taxi payments and ecommerce growth. With the increase in digital payments, cyber security risks and the cost of managing cyber attacks will also rise to $20 billion from around $4 billion currently.
- With which International Financial Organisation, Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) inked a 150 million Euros loan agreement for a second line of credit (LoC)?
1. Export-Import Bank of India
2. World Bank
3. Asian Development Bank
4. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
5. European Investment BankAnswer – 5. European Investment Bank
Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) and European Investment Bank (EIB) inked a 150 million Euros loan agreement for a second line of credit (LoC). Funds procured through LoC will be utilised for financing renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in India. More than 1.1 million households in India will be benefited from clean energy produced through these projects. The LoC is for tenure of 15 years and includes a grace period of three years. IREDA is the financing arm of the New and Renewable Energy Ministry of Government of India, while EIB is the long-term lending institution of the European Union.
- Spicejet Q400 Bombardier, a SpiceJet commercial flight from Kolkata made a successful landing in which Airport for the first time?
1. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport of Mumbai
2. Indira Gandhi International Airport of Delhi
3. Kempegowda International Airport of Bangalore
4. Chennai International Airport of Chennai
5. Pakyong Airport in SikkimAnswer – 5. Pakyong Airport in Sikkim
Spicejet Q400 Bombardier, a SpiceJet commercial flight from Kolkata made a successful landing at the Pakyong Airport in Sikkim for the first time. This is the first civil fixed-wing flight to land in Sikkim. The Spicejet Q400 Bombardier landed at the Pakyong Airport on a trial run. Spicejet Q400 Bombardier is a 78-seater flight. It took off from Kolkata Airport and landed at the Pakyong Airport. The Pakyong Airport has been constructed newly. It was ready for operation from the start of this year. Pakyong Airport is 32 km away from Gangtok, which is the capital of Sikkim. This advancement is expected to boost tourism activities in Sikkim.
- Which state government signed an MoU with Safran Electrical and Power SAS for establishing an aerospace unit in the state?
4. Andhra Pradesh
5. PunjabAnswer – 3. Telangana
Telangana government signed a MoU with Safran Electrical and Power SAS for establishing an aerospace unit in Telangana. Philippe Petitcolin, CEO, Safran and Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary (industries) of Telangana government inked the MoU at an event in Delhi. As per the agreement, Safran Electrical and Power India will establish a unit in Telangana. The cost for this will be Rs 52 crore. This project would generate over 250 job opportunities.
- Which country won the “Best Exhibitor Award” at 2018 ITB – Berlin?
5. GermanyAnswer – 2. India
On March 11, 2018, India won the “Best Exhibitor Award” at 2018 ITB – Berlin. ITB Berlin (Internationale Tourismus-Borse Berlin) is the world’s largest tourism trade fair which takes place annually in March at the Messe Berlin, Germany. 2018 ITB Berlin was held from 7th – 11th March, 2018. Tourism Ministries of nearly 100 countries participated in this meet. For the ‘Best Exhibitor Award’, trade fair stands of more than 10000 exhibitors were divided into a total of 11 categories and were evaluated on several parameters. Minister of State (Independent charge) for Tourism Mr K. J. Alphons represented India at 2018 ITB Berlin. India’s Ministry of Tourism presented a short film named “Yogi of the Racetrack” at 2018 ITB Berlin.
- Who was honoured with the ‘Godavari Gaurav’ award at an event in Nashik, Maharashtra?
1. Amol Palekar
2. Mahendra Kapoor
3. Shri Kailash Kher
4. Vinod Rai
5. Ramanuja TatacharyaAnswer – 1. Amol Palekar
On March 10, 2018, renowned actor Amol Palekar was honoured with the ‘Godavari Gaurav’ award at an event in Nashik, Maharashtra. ‘Godavari Gaurav’ award has been instituted by Nashik-based ‘Kusumagraj Prathishthan’. Amol Palekar received the award from noted Marathi writer Madhu Mangesh Karnik, who is the chairperson the Prathishthan. Amol Palekar has given impressive performance in several films like “Gol Maal” , “Choti Si Baat” and“Chitchor”. Classical singer Pandit Satyasheel Deshpande has also been honoured with the ‘Godavari Gaurav’ award.
- Which country cleared an amendment to its constitution that will strike out a clause restricting the term of President to two five-year terms?
5. MalaysiaAnswer – 2. China
The National People’s Congress (NPC) of China cleared an amendment to its constitution that will strike out a clause restricting the term of President to two five-year terms. This move paves way for Xi Jinping to continue as president of China beyond his term limit of 2023. In the voting conducted at National People’s Congress, out of the 2980 deputies, only two of them gave negative vote and three refrained from voting. On 4th December 1982, the current version of the Chinese constitution was adopted by the National People’s Congress. Before the recent amendment the Presidential term was limited to two five-year terms. Xi Jinping became the Chinese President in March 2013. His second term as President started in October 2017.
- Which country successfully launched ‘ideal’ hypersonic missile from a MiG-31 supersonic interceptor jet?
5. ChinaAnswer – 2. Russia
Russia announced that, it successfully launched a hypersonic missile. The high-precision Kinzhal (Dagger) missile was launched from a MiG-31 supersonic interceptor jet from an airfield in the South Military District in southwest Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that, the speed of the missile is 10 times the speed of sound. He said that, it can overcome air-defence systems. He added that the missile has been deployed in the Southern Military District from 1st December 2017. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said that, the MiG-31 supersonic jet that will carry the missile has also been modernized.
- What is the common name of the species “Eucyclodes gavissima?”
5. FishAnswer – 4. Moth
A new species of Himalayan moth named “Eucyclodes gavissima” has been discovered in Papikonda National Park, Andhra Pradesh. An announcement regarding this was made by Anant Shankar, Divisional Forest Officer (wildlife), at a workshop on butterflies in Andhra Pradesh. The workshop was conducted by Wildlife Management of Forest Department, East Godavari River Estuarine Ecosystem (EGREE) Foundation along with Butterfly Research Centre, Bhimtal, Uttarakhand.
- Which Indian state hosted the Deodhar Trophy 2017-18?
3. Himachal Pradesh
5. AssamAnswer – 3. Himachal Pradesh
India B team won the Deodhar Trophy 2017-18 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh. India B team defeated Karnataka team by six wickets in the final and won the Deodhar Trophy 2017-18. Man of the Match: Ravikumar Samarth. Ravikumar Samarth of Karnataka team scored 107 runs and received the Man of the Match honour.
- Which country won the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2018 title, in Malaysia?
5. SwedenAnswer – 1. Australia
Australia won the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2018 title, in Malaysia. Australia defeated England 2-1 in the final and won the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. England finished in the second position. Argentina defeated Malaysia 3-2 and secured third place. Malaysia completed in the fourth position. India defeated Ireland 4-1 and finished in the fifth position.
- Ranjan Roy recently passed away. Who was he?
5. JournalistAnswer – 5. Journalist
Ranjan Roy, a senior journalist, died after suffering from cancer, in New Delhi. Ranjan Roy was 57 years old. He was the chief of Times News Network (TNN). He was also a member of TNN’s national editorial board. In 1982, he started his career with Press Trust of India (PTI) in New Delhi as a trainee.
- The book ‘Fulfilling Bapu’s Dreams is the tribute of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to whom?
1. Sardar Vallabhai Patel
2. Subash Chandra Bose
3. Indira Gandhi
4. Mahatma Gandhi
5. Jawaharlal NehruAnswer – 4. Mahatma Gandhi
President Ram Nath Kovind, received the first copy of the book ‘Fulfilling Bapu’s Dreams – Prime Minister Modi’s Tribute to Gandhiji’ from Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, who launched it at an event in Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. Ram Nath Kovind said that, this book highlights the importance of connecting sanitation with broad mass participation, which is an important point in India’s developmental process. He said that, this book focuses on connecting Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals with nation-building activity.
STATIC GK based on Current Affairs
- Indian Air Force Museum is in which state?Delhi
- Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary is in which state?Andhra Pradesh
- Which is the capital city of Bangladesh?Dhaka; Currency – Taka
- What is the theme of ‘MILAN 2018’?Friendship Across the Seas
- Headquarters of International Solar Alliance is located at?Gurugram, Haryana, India