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- On March 9, 2018, Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar presented the state budget for 2018-19 in legislative assembly while Minister of State for Finance, Deepak Kesarkar presented the budget in legislative council. This was the _______ budget of the incumbent BJP-led government under Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis?
Answer – 4. Fourth
On March 9, 2018, Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar presented the state budget for 2018-19 in legislative assembly while Minister of State for Finance, Deepak Kesarkar presented the budget in legislative council. This was the fourth budget of the incumbent BJP-led government under Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Maharashtra Budget 2018-19 focused on farmers and youth.For fiscal 2018-19, revenue deficit is estimated at Rs. 15375 crore. Rs. 13385 crore budget has been allocated for home department, out of which, Rs. 165 crore will be used for state-wide CCTV surveillance network. 13000 gram panchayats will be connected digitally under the Centre’s BharatNet project. Provision of Rs. 2215.85 crore has been made for implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. Mahasamadhan, a toll-free helpline will be set up for farmers, through which, they can avail information on seeds, fertilisers and various policies.
- In which state, India’s tallest tricolour was hoisted?
4. Madhya Pradesh
Answer – 5. Karnataka
India’s tallest tricolour was hoisted in Belagavi, Karnataka on March 12, 2018. The flag hoisted in Belagavi is 110m high from the base plate to the top while its size is 120X80 ft. The flag was hoisted by Belagavi District in-charge Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi. It weighs 500 kg and was hoisted through an electro mechanic operating system. Before hoisting of the tallest flag at Belagavi, 107 metre tall tricolour flown in Pune was the highest, followed by 105 metre tall tricolour at Attari-Wagah border. To have the tallest tricolour in Balagavi was the dream project of Belagavi (North) Congress MLA Feroz Sait.
- Which Indian state was named the best performing State in terms of allotting jobs and utilising funds under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) according to data provided by the Minister of State for Rural Development, Ram Kripal Yadav in Rajya Sabha?
3. West Bengal
4. Uttar Pradesh
Answer – 3. West Bengal
According to data provided by the Minister of State for Rural Development, Ram Kripal Yadav in Rajya Sabha, West Bengal is the best performing State in terms of allotting jobs and utilising funds under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). For 2017-18, West Bengal has so far spent more than Rs. 7335.31 crore and has generated more than 28.21 crore work days under MGNREGA. West Bengal is followed by Tamil Nadu (TN) which has spent Rs. 5981.75 crore and has generated 22.17 crore work days during 2017-18, so far. Goa ranked at the bottom, with spending Rs. 2.47 crore and generating just 94000 work days under the scheme.
- Name the village from Jharkhand district, that has become the first ‘alcohol-free’ village in the state?
Answer – 4. Banlotwa
Banlotwa has become the first ‘alcohol-free’ village in Ranchi district of Jharkhand. Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das lauded the residents of the village for achieving this feat and has given Rs 1 lakh cash to the village head of Banlotwa. It is to be noted that, two years ago, Raghubar Das had announced that any village becoming alcohol-free would be given Rs. 1 lakh for its development. Mr. Das stated that people of Banlotwa have joined hands to make the village ‘nasa mukt’ (alcohol-free). Even Jharkhand state government wants to ensure greater participation of the people in bringing about change and development.
- In which coastal state, the Multilateral Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Air Force exercise, ‘Samvedna’ began off on March 12, 2018?
3. Andhra Pradesh
5. West Bengal
Answer – 4. Kerala
Multilateral Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Air Force exercise, ‘Samvedna’ began off the coast of Kerala on March 12, 2018. In Hindi, Samvedna means ‘Empathy’. The exercise will focus on practising Air Force-centric HADR solutions in a Multi-national cooperative Disaster Management environment. ’Samvedna’ is being conducted by Indian Air Force (IAF) in association with South Asian Region nations. Representatives from air forces of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are participating in this exercise. It will thus establish synergy among Air Forces of participating countries in jointly carrying out HADR activities in wake of natural calamities. The exercise will be conducted as response to a mock situation of a tsunami hitting the western coast of India. The participating air forces will coordinate with each other in post-tsunami disaster management along the western coast and western islands of India. The exercise will conclude on March 17, 2018.
- In which of the following states, state’s first e-budget was presented at the legislative Assembly?
4. West Bengal
Answer – 1. Assam
Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma presented state’s first e-Budget at the legislative Assembly. Each legislator of Assam State Legislative Assembly was provided with a tablet (computer) having details of the Budget. During the discussions in the house, the legislators were able to access the details through this tablet. In order to truly make it an E-Budget, the reporters covering the state budget were given a pen drive containing the details. Besides, Assam State Budget 2018-19 has also been made available on Google app.
- Which state Government hosted the first edition of ‘Soldierathon,’ a special marathon aimed at raising funds for welfare of Indian soldiers and their families?
5. New Delhi
Answer – 5. New Delhi
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State for External Affairs General VK Singh and cricketer Gautam Gambhir attended the first edition of ‘Soldierathon’ in New Delhi. ‘Soldierathon’ is a special marathon aimed at raising funds for welfare of Indian soldiers and their families. Over 6000 individuals participated in this marathon. Cricketer Mohammad Kaif and Actor Varun Sood also witnessed this marathon. The marathon began from Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. Participation was open in four categories viz. 10km, 5km, 3km and wheelchair. Funds raised during this event will be donated to Indian Army’s Artificial Limb Centre (ALC) and for the education of martyrs’ children.
- In which state, India’s first coastal policing academy “The National Academy of Coastal Policing (NACP)” was set up?
3. West Bengal
Answer – 1. Gujarat
The National Academy of Coastal Policing (NACP), India’s first coastal policing academy, has been set up in Okha, in Devbhoomi Dwarka district of Gujarat. This is said to be the first-of-its-kind institution in India. It will be run by a multi-agency team of paramilitary and defence forces. This academy aims to sharpen the skills of marine forces of various Indian states that have coastal lines. The Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD) will pilot the setting up of NACP. The Border Security Force (BSF) will ensure security of the campus. The navy and the Coast Guard will help in developing the training curriculum, providing skilled trainers and access to jetties and boats for the academy. Faculty from the Navy, Coast Guard and the BSF, will train police personnel and staff of other security agencies. Training will be provided on maritime laws, seamanship, boat work, navigation, weapons handling, usage of sea guidance and surveillance gadgets and survival skills for long haul operations on the sea etc. The National Academy of Coastal Policing (NACP) will start functioning from April 2018.
- As per cybersecurity and anti-virus provider, Kaspersky Labs, India ranks _______ worldwide on the list of countries facing web-borne threats?
Answer – 4. 33rd
As per cybersecurity and anti-virus provider, Kaspersky Labs, India ranks 33rd worldwide on the list of countries facing web-borne threats. This revelation was done by Kaspersky Lab at the recent Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Summit in Mumbai, through a presentation on the threat management and defense landscape in India. CISO added that India secured 37th place worldwide in attacks by local threats and 13th in incidents with malicious hosts located within the country. As per the data, 27.4 percent Indian users were affected by web-borne threats, while 62.7 percent users were attacked by local threats.
- The World Ocean Summit 2018 was held at _____________?
1. River Ganga, India
2. River Mississippi, US
3. River Murray, Australia
4. River Maya, Mexico
5. River Nile, Egypt
Answer – 4. River Maya, Mexico
On 7th to 9th March 2018, the World Ocean Summit 2018 was held in Riviera Maya, Mexico. This was the fifth World Ocean Summit. It was hosted by the Economist Group. Over 360 leaders from government, industry, multilateral organisations, scientific community and civil society all over the world took part in the World Ocean Summit 2018. Problems related to the world’s seas and solutions to protect ocean resources were discussed in the summit.
- Which country unveiled the world’s biggest flag?
3. South Sudan
Answer – 5. Bolivia
Bolivia unveiled its 200 km long flag, which it claims to be the world’s biggest flag. The flag extends between the cities La Paz and Oruro. It is made of blue cloth and features Bolivian national symbols. Its width is three meters. Bolivian people held the flag as a sign of support for Bolivia’s claim for access to the Pacific coast. Bolivia demands access to the Pacific Ocean, which it lost to Chile in a war in the 19th century. Bolivia will present its case demanding access to Chile’s Pacific coast at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on 19th March 2018.
- Which bank has launched remittance service to enable customers to send money online globally?
1. Dena Bank
2. Corporation Bank
3. HDFC Bank
4. IDBI Bank
5. DCB Bank
Answer – 5. DCB Bank
DCB Bank has launched “DCB Remit”, a remittance service to enable customers to send money online globally. Using DCB Remit, any resident Indian can register online and send money to 20 countries such as the US, Canada, Australia, the UK, the UAE and Germany. Once the exchange rate of money is fixed, customer can transfer money from any account to DCB Bank account. This in turn can be transferred to the beneficiary account present in another country on or within the next business day. DCB Remit has been introduced in collaboration with Avenues Payments. Avenues Payments specialises in providing cross border payments.
- Who has been appointed the new Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad?
1. V.V. Srinivasa Rao
2. Anjani Kumar
3. Suneel Kumar
4. Subramanyeswara Rao
5. Ashok Kumar Das
Answer – 2. Anjani Kumar
Anjani Kumar has been made the new Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad. Anjani Kumar is an IPS officer of 1990 batch. He has been appointed the new Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad, as part of a major reshuffle of senior police officers in Telangana. Kumar was the Additional DGP (Law & Order). The post of Hyderabad Police Commissioner was vacant for the past 4 months. Additional Commissioner of Police (Law and Order), V.V. Srinivasa Rao was in-charge of the post during those 4 months. V.V. Srinivasa Rao has been made the Chairman of Telangana State Level Police Recruitment Board.
- Which country topped the medal tally at International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup 2018, held at Guadalajara, Mexico?
Answer – 5. India
International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup was held in Guadalajara, Mexico from 1st to 12th March, 2018. India topped the medal tally at ISSF Shooting World Cup by winning four gold, one silver and three bronze. Shahzar Rizvi, Manu Bhaker, Akhil Sheoran and Om Prakash Mitharval won the gold medals for India. Anjum Moudgil bagged a silver while Jitu Rai, Ravi Kumar and Mehuli Ghosh finished with bronze. This is the first time that India has topped medal tally in ISSF competition.
- In which city of Andhra Pradesh, the senior National triathlon championship 2018 was held at?
Answer – 3. Visakhapatnam
Bishworjit Singh and Samira Abraham won gold medals in the men’s and women’s categories of the senior National triathlon championship held in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
Winner: Bishworjit Singh of the Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) finished the triathlon event in 2 hrs, 09 min and 46 sec and won gold medal in men’s category. The triathlon event consisted of 1.5 km of swimming, 40 km of cycling and 10 km of the run. KSH Minachandra of SSCB won silver medal and L Mahesh from Manipur won bronze medal in the men’s category.
Samira Abraham of Goa finished with a timing of 2 hrs 30 min and 04 seconds and won gold medal in the women’s category. Pragna Mohan from Gujarat won the silver medal and Monika Nagpure from Gujarat won the bronze medal in the women’s category.
- Name the Indian woman who has become world No 2 in the women’s 65kg category in the latest rankings released by the United World Wrestling?
1. Navjot Kaur
2. Geeta Phogat
3. Babita Phogat
4. Ritu Phogat
5. Vinesh Phogat
Answer – 1. Navjot Kaur
Navjot Kaur has become world No 2 in the women’s 65kg category in the latest rankings released by the United World Wrestling.
Women’s 65kg category:
India’s Navjot Kaur recently became the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at the Asian Championship in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.The first position in 65kg category is occupied by Petra Olli of Finland. However, Navjot Kaur and Petra Olli both have 18 points.
Women’s 50kg category:
India’s, Vinesh Phogat has secured second rank in the 50kg category with 22 points. The first place in this category is bagged by Lei Chun of China with 24 points.
- Ken Dodd recently passed away. Who was he?
Answer – 3. Comedian
On 11th March 2018, comedian Ken Dodd died after suffering from chest infection, at his residence in the Liverpool suburb of Knotty Ash, England. Ken Dodd was 90 years old. He was well known for his very long stand-up shows. Also, he was a popular singer. His popular works are “Happiness” and “Tears”. He had recently returned from hospital after receiving treatment for chest infection and had married Anne Jones.
- National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) celebrated its _____ Inception Day at Mahipalpur, New Delhi?
Answer – 5. 33rd
National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) celebrated its 33rd Inception Day at Mahipalpur, New Delhi. Rajiv Jain, Director of Intelligence Bureau (IB) was the Chief Guest of the event. He launched a Mobile App called “Citizen Services”. This app was developed by NCRB. This app is a collection of various essential police related services to citizens. Citizens can use this app for Complaint Registration & Status Check, View FIR Detail, SOS – Stay Safe, Locate Police Stations, Vahan-Samanvay, Emergency Contact List, Police Stations Telephone Directory etc. An exhibition featuring various in-house developed applications by NCRB was also organized at the event. 19 NCRB officers were honoured for their sincerity and dedication. Cultural Programmes and other events were organised on this occasion.
- In which Indian city, Less Traffic Day was observed on 11th March 2018?
Answer – 3. Bengaluru
On 11th March 2018, Less Traffic Day was observed in Bengaluru. Less Traffic Day was observed in Bengaluru for the second time on 11th March 2018. The first Less Traffic Day was observed on 11thFebruary 2018. The Less Traffic Day was planned by Karnataka Transport Minister HM Revanna. This has been initiated to reduce air pollution and traffic congestion. Citizens are expected to voluntarily prefer public transport or cycles or walk. On the second Less Traffic Day, the BMTC (Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation) had arranged additional public transport services in heavily populated areas. Also, daily passes for buses were provided at a discounted rate to encourage people to use public transport.
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