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  1. Which Programme was given 5 years extension by the cabinet recently?
    1) Biomedical Research Career Programme
    2) Wellcome Trust (WT)/DBT India Alliance
    3) Theoretical and Computational Biology
    4) Both 1 and 2
    5) Both 2 and 3
    Answer – 4) Both 1 and 2
    On 27th March, 2019, the Union Cabinet chaired by Narendra Modi approved the extension of the Biomedical Research Career Programme and Wellcome Trust (WT)/DBT India Alliance beyond its initial 10-year term (2008-09 to 2018-29) to a new five year phase (2019-20 to 2023-24).It was launched in 2008 and has fulfilled its objectives of building and nurturing talent of highest global standards in cutting-edge biomedical research in India.The total financial implication will be Rs 1092 crore with DBT and WT.In this new phase, the programme will aim to strengthen clinical research and work for addressing important health challenges for India.

  2. As per New Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules-2019,drugs manufactured in India will get approval in _________ days?
    1) 30 days
    2) 60 days
    3) 90 days
    4) 130 days
    5) None of these
    Answer – 1) 30 days
    The Ministry of Health has notified New Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules, 2019 for the approval of new drugs and conduct of clinical trials in the country. It aims to ensure patient safety and promote clinical research in the country. These rules will be applicable to all new drugs, investigational new drugs for human use, clinical trials, bio-equivalence studies and ethics committees. Time required for the approval of application has reduced –30 days for drugs manufactured in India and 90 days for those developed outside the country.Waiving off local clinical trial – The requirement of a local clinical trial may be waived for approval of a new drug if it is approved and marketed in any of the countries (EU, UK, Australia, Japan and US) specified by the Drugs Controller General with the approval of the government.No Communication will led to deemed approval – In case of no communication from Drugs Controller General of India, the application will be deemed to have been approved.

  3. India has signed MoU with African Union to strengthen which of the following sector recently?
    1) Education Sector
    2) Health sector
    3) Housing
    4) Startup Cooperation
    5) None of these
    Answer – 2) Health sector
    On 27th March 2019, India and the African Union signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish an India-Africa health sciences collaborative platform which is aimed to strengthen the cooperation in the health sector.The agreement aims to formalize this partnership by establishing a framework to pave the way for cooperation in research and development, capacity building, pharmaceutical trade, health services and manufacturing capabilities for drugs and diagnostics.The programme would focus on improved diagnostics for diseases which are regional priorities in India and Africa,by training and strengthening capacity of health professionals, researchers, regulators and industry staff.

  4. According to 2018 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), India’s poverty rate has been reduced to ________ percent from 55 percent?
    1) 35%
    2) 30%
    3) 28%
    4) 40%
    5) None of these
    Answer – 3) 28%
    In accordance with the 2018 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), India’s poverty rate has shown a drastic decrease in 10 years, from 55% to 28%. The index has shown that, in the years between 2005-06 and 2015-16, 271 million people are moved out of poverty in India.Apart from the huge progress, India is still a home to the highest number of MPI poor comprising 364 million poor in 2015-16. Although the number is reduced from 635 million in 2005-06.More than half of the India’s multidimensional poor (196 million) are from the four states viz. Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh while Delhi, Kerala and Goa have lowest multidimensional poverty.On the global front, there are 1.3 billion people live in multidimensional poverty. By region, MPI index is higher in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  5. Which of these fixtures won the world’s best aviation hub award continuously seventh time in Skytrax Global Airport Award 2019?
    1) Hamad International Airport,Qatar
    2) Haneda Airport,Japan
    3) Incheon International Airport, South Korea
    4) Changi Airport,Singapore
    5) None of these
    Answer – 4) Changi Airport,Singapore
    On 28th March 2019, Skytrax World Airport Awards named Singapore’s Changi Airport as the the world’s best aviation hub for the seventh time in a row, while Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, New Delhi climbed 8 places to rank at 59th Position.The Skytrax World Airport Awards are voted for by customers in a global airport customer satisfaction survey and the awards were distributed at the Passenger Terminal Expo 2019 in London.Tokyo International Airport(Japan) was ranked at the second spot whereas Incheon International Airport(South Korea) ranked at the third spot.

  6. What does the name of first Indian Port operator to achieve a record in handle cargo movement of 200 million tonnes (MT) in 2018-19?
    1) Kamarajar Port Limited
    2) Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited (APSEZ)
    3) APM Terminals
    4) Jawaharlal Nehru Port
    5) None of these
    Answer – 2) Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited (APSEZ)
    On 27th March 2019, Adani Port and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ), a part of Gautam Adani-led Adani Group becomes the first Indian port operator to achieve a new record of handling 200 million tonnes (MT) cargo movement in 2018-19.Adani Port achieved this milestone before their estimate time that is by 2020.Adani Port and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) has 10 ports and terminals including Mundra, Dahej, Kandla and Hazira in Gujarat, Dhamra in Odisha, Mormugao in Goa, Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, and Kattupalli and Ennore in Chennai, all this represents 24 percent of the country’s total port capacity.Also, it has set an aim to double growth up to 400 MT by 2025.

  7. Yoshua Bengio,Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun have been conferred with Turing Award 2018.Turing Award is referred as noble prize of which field?
    1) Computing
    2) Physics
    3) Mathematics
    4) Chemistry
    5) None of these
    Answer – 1) Computing
    Regarded as “Godfathers of AI”, Yoshua Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton, and Yann LeCun, have been recognized with Nobel Prize of computing, Turing Award 2018. The $1 million annual prize recognized their work for developing the AI (Artificial intelligence) subfield of deep learning. The troika has developed a base for the recent growth of AI technologies, through their work in the 1990s and 2000.Geoffrey Hinton is a faculty member in the University of Toronto and Brain researcher of Google.Yoshua Bengio is a professor at the University of Montreal and founder od AI company called Element AI.Yann LeCun is a chief AI scientist of Facebook and a professor at New York University (NYU).

  8. Name the Indian Nobel prize laureate ,who was conferred with Oxford University’s Bodley award recently.
    1) Alvin E. Roth
    2) Clive Granger
    3) Amartya Sen
    4) Robert F. Engle
    5) None of these
    Answer – 3) Amartya Sen
    On 27th March 2019, Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen has been honoured with the prestigious Bodley Medal, the highest honour bestowed by the University of Oxford’s world-famous Bodleian Libraries for his contribution in literature, culture, science, and communication. Amartya Sen.In 1998, he was awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his work in welfare economics and social choice theory.The other winners of the Bodley Medal are Nobel Prize-winning novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, physicist Stephen Hawking, novelist Hilary Mantel and inventor of the World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee.

  9. Who was honoured with the Martha Farrell award for Excellence in Women’s Empowerment 2019?
    1) Nadiya Shafi
    2) Reena Ramteke
    3) Yougan Tamang
    4) Manu Gulati
    5) None of these
    Answer – 4) Manu Gulati
    On 28th March 2019, a Delhi government school teacher, Manu Gulati has been honoured with the Martha Farrell award for Excellence in Women’s Empowerment 2019 in the Most Promising Individual category with prize money of INR 1,50,000 for promoting gender quality and women’s empowerment. She collaborates with America India Foundation’s “Market Aligned Skills Training Program”, through which she assists the training programs for beauticians, weavers, salesgirls, etc in Jalandhar in Punjab, Betul in Madhya Pradesh and Baramullah in Kashmir.The Awards were first awarded in 2017 in the memory of Dr. Martha Farrell, a prominent activist for gender equality and women’s empowerment.The Award is co-sponsored by Rizwan Adatia Foundation (RAF) and Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) and backed by Martha Farrell Foundation (MFF).

  10. Which of the following railway was conferred with “Gold Rating” by Indian Green Building Council for Green Measures?
    1) Appikatla railway station
    2) Vijayawada railway station
    3) Amravati railway station
    4) Ankorah Akorha railway station
    5) None of these
    Answer – 2) Vijayawada railway station
    On 26th March 2019, The Indian Green Building Council(IGBC) awarded the Gold Rating to Vijayawada railway station, which is known as the busiest railway junctions in India for Green Measures.This Railway Station was ranked fourth in the Indian Railways for cleanliness among A-1 category stations and also it has 100 percent LED lighting, five star rated fans, pumps, and motors and solar water heating systems.With the help of the Environment Directorate of Indian Railways, the IGBC-CII(Confederation of Indian Industry)developed the Green Railway Stations Rating System. It was introduced to help the adoption of green concepts, which in turn minimizes the adverse environmental impact due to station operation and maintenance.

  11. Who was appointed as the Director General of Naval Operations (DGNO)?
    1) MA Hampiholi
    2) Satish Namdeo Ghormade
    3) Hari Kumar
    4) Ashok Kumar
    5) None of these
    Answer – 1) MA Hampiholi
    On 27th March 2019, Vice Admiral MA Hampiholi, AVSM NM has been appointed as Director General Naval Operations (DGNO). He will succeed Satish Namdeo Ghormade.He was commissioned in the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy on 1st July 1985.The Flag Officer has experience as Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) specialist officer at onboard INShips Himgiri, Agray,and Ganga.He has experience as a Commanding officer in INS Nashak (missile vessel), INS Magar {Landing Ship Tank (Large)} and INS Talwar (stealth Frigate), Second -in-Command of INS Khukri (Missile Corvette).He commanded the National Coast Guard, Mauritius for two years (2003 – 05) and served as Commanding Officer of INS Mandovi.Also, He is a recipient of the Nao Sena Medal in 2011 and the Athi Vishist Seva Medal in 2019.

  12. Abhay Thakur was appointed as the Ambassador of India to which country recently?
    1) Nigeria
    2) Ghana
    3) Republic of Benin
    4) Togo
    5) None of these
    Answer – 3) Republic of Benin
    On 27th March 2019, Shri Abhay Thakur, a 1992 batch of Indian Foreign Service officer has been designated as the Ambassador of Benin. Earlier, High Commissioner of India to Nigeria, Ashok R. Mirchandani, concurrently accredited as Ambassador to Benin as India does not have a Resident Diplomatic Mission in Benin.Presently he is the High Commissioner of India to Nigeria.India does not have a Resident Diplomatic Mission in Benin.

  13. Who was appointed as ad-hoc Ethics Officer of BCCI(Board of Control for Cricket in India)?
    1) WV Raman
    2) Rahul Johri
    3) C.K.Khanna
    4) Justice DK Jain
    5) None of these
    Answer – 4) Justice DK Jain
    On 28th March 2019, Retired Justice DK Jain, ombudsman of the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) has been appointed as BCCI’s ad-hoc Ethics Officer till a permanent appointment takes place.He will look into all the conflict of interest cases. At present, he is looking into the chat show controversy of Hardik Pandya and K.L Rahul, due to which they served provisional suspension which was eventually removed.

  14. Which of the following organization appointed Vivek Gupta as the Director of Raw Material & Logistics?
    1) Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL)
    2) Steel Authority of India(SAIL)
    3) Tata Steel
    4) Essar Steel
    5) None of these
    Answer – 2) Steel Authority of India(SAIL)
    On 27th March 2019, Vivek Gupta has assumed the charge of Director (Raw Material& Logistics) of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL). He joined SAIL in 1980 and has been working for more than 38 years in SAIL. Vivek Gupta has degree in civil engineer and holds many Diplomas in the field of Business Management, Project management and Construction Management etc.

  15. Who was appointed as the Brand Ambassador of
    1) Virender Sehwag
    2) Sachin Tendulkar
    3) MS Dhoni
    4) Virat Kohli
    5) None of these
    Answer – 1) Virender Sehwag
    An online insurance web aggregator, has named Arjuna & Padmashree Awardee, cricketer Virender Sehwag as its brand ambassador. He will be the face of its biggest marketing campaign of insurance products covering term insurance, health insurance, life insurance, car insurance and others. He has personal experience on this campaign, so he wants to raise awareness among people about the importance of having insurance from a trusted advisor.

  16. Name the telescope,that discovered two planets K2-293b,K2-294b using Artificial Intelligence.
    1) Ultra Violet Imaging Telescope
    2) Hubble Space Telescope
    3) Kepler Space Telescope
    4) James Webb Space Telescope
    5) None of these
    Answer – 3) Kepler Space Telescope
    Astronomers from the University of Texas at Austin, in partnership with Google have discovered two hidden planets in the data collected by the Kepler space telescope. They have created an algorithm that has explored the data taken by Kepler to find out signals that were missed by traditional planet-hunting methods.K2-293b – It orbits a star 1,300 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius. K2-294b – It orbits a star 1,230 light-years away, also located in Aquarius. They both are hot planets and have short orbital periods. They are slightly larger than Earth. They are discovered from the Kepler’s extended mission, called K2.

  17. Which State government unveiled its Digital portal “(” for MSMEs?
    1) Kerala
    2) Karnataka
    3) Andhra Pradesh
    4) Telangana
    5) None of these
    Answer – 4) Telangana
    On 27th March, 2019, Telangana government has launched a digital business networking portal for Micro,Small and Medium Enterprises MSMEs – Telangana State GlobalLinker ( This networking portal will digitise over 2.3 million MSMEs of the State which would connect them to the global economy. The motive behind this is to address key challenges faced by MSMEs with the core objective of making their business growth more simpler, more profitable and enjoyable.It will also allow MSMEs to create a digital profile for their business, connect with other global MSMEs, enable them to find buyers and suppliers, gain visibility and receive up-to-date industry trends and news.

  18. Israeli cave explorers discovered the World’s longest salt cave named Malham near which sea?
    1) Caribbean Sea
    2) Dead Sea
    3) Red Sea
    4) Caspian Sea
    5) None of these
    Answer – 2) Dead Sea
    On 28th March 2019, the Israeli cave explorers discovered the world’s longest salt cave named Malham near the Dead sea, beating the record-holder in Iran. The cave is spread in an area of 10 kilometers (6.25 miles) and it runs through the Israel’s largest mountain, Mount Sodom and spills out to the southwest corner of the adjacent Dead Sea.

  19. International Olympics Committee (IOC) has decided to induct which of the following sport in Paris Olympics 2024?
    i. Breakdancing
    ii. Surfing
    iii. Skateboarding
    iv. Sport Climbing
    v. Carrom Board
    1) All other options excluding option i
    2) All other options excluding option iii
    3) All other options excluding option v
    4) All other options excluding option iv
    5) None of these
    Answer – 3) All other options excluding option v
    On 26th March 2019, International Olympics Committee (IOC) gave provisional green light for the inclusion of Breakdancing in the Paris Olympics 2024. Surfing, Skateboarding and sport climbing also got approval for provisional inclusion in Summer Olympics 2024 from IOC. This decision was taken by the IOC’s executive board in the meeting held in Lausanne, Switzerland. Final Decision will be taken after the end of 2020.This will contribute to make the program of the Games more gender-balanced, more youthful and more urban.

  20. Cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky passed away aged 84 of which country?
    1) Japan
    2) China
    3) United States
    4) Russia
    5) None of these
    Answer – 4) Russia
    On 27th March 2019, Russian cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky, who made the first of his three flights to space in 1963, passed away at the age of 84 years.He was born on 2nd August 1934 in Pavlovsky Posad, Soviet Union. ii. In June 1963,he first flew to space as a member of the Vostok-5 crew.He was a recipient of the Hero of the Soviet Union and Order of Lenin awards.

  21. Ramesh Nabar passed away at the age of 69 in Pune.He belongs to which sport?
    1) Badminton
    2) Tennis
    3) Cricket
    4) Football
    5) None of these
    Answer – 1) Badminton
    Former Maharashtra badminton player Ramesh Nabar died following a prolonged illness in Pune. Nabar was a doubles specialist and teamed up with Satpal Rawat and the two were a force to reckon with.Nabar won two bronze medals in the World Veterans Championship held in Malmo, Sweden in 1996. Former international shuttler Pradeep Gandhe condoled his demise and remembered Nabar as a talented player.

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    Capital-Abuja & Currency-Nigerian naira

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