1. Section 126 of the Representation of People Act, recently seen in news, refers to:
Section 126 of the RP Act prohibits displaying any election matter by means, inter alia, of television or similar apparatus, during the period of 48 hours before the hour fixed for conclusion of poll in a constituency. Violation of the provisions of Section 126 is punishable with imprisonment upto a period of two years, or with fine or both.
2. Partnership summit 2019 was held in:
The 25th edition of Partnership Summit 2019, a global platform for dialogue, debate, deliberation and engagement among Indian and global leaders on economic policy and growth trends in India, was held in Mumbai The Summit was organized by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, State Government of Maharashtra and Confederation of Indian Industry.
3. What is the rank of India in military spending as per recent Stockholm International Peace Research Institute's (SIPRI) report?
India was the world’s fourth biggest military spender in 2018 after United States, China and Saudi Arabia, according to data released by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute The institute report said the total world military expenditure rose to $1,822 billion in 2018, an increase of 2.6% from 2017. India’s 2018 spending rose by 3.1% to $66.5 billion (approximately 4.63 lakh crore) while Pakistan’s increased by 11% to $11.4 billion.
4. On which date Ayushman Bharat Diwas was celebrated?
Ayushman Bharat Diwas is to be celebrated across the country on April 30. The Ayushman Bharat programme seeks to provide easily available and affordable medical facilities in the remote parts of the country. The Scheme has the benefits cover of 5 lakh rupees per family per year.
5. Dachigam National Park is located in:
Kashmir stag or Hangul is the state animal of Jammu & Kashmir. It is restricted to the Dachigam National Park some 15 km north-west of Jammu & Kashmir’s summer capital Srinagar.
6. Who among the following was appointed as the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the office of Lokpal?
IAS officer Dilip Kumar was appointed as the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the office of Lokpal. It is perhaps the first official appointment of a bureaucrat in Lokpal.
7. World Red cross Day is observed on:
World Red Cross Day, also known as World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is observed every year on May 8. The 2019 theme is, ‘#Love’ and aims to broaden the public’s understanding of the society by highlighting the diversity and universality of its work and approach.
8. Blue chip companies often seen in news is best defined as
A blue chip is a nationally recognized, well-established, and financially sounds company. Blue chips generally sell high-quality, widely accepted products and services.
9. Who among the following won Goldman Environmental Prize?
Alfred Brownell, an environmental lawyer, and activist was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize. He was awarded for exposing alleged abuse by the palm oil company Golden Veroleum Liberia and helping to prevent it from converting about 50 km of the forest. He won the Goldman prize along with five others for grassroots environmental activism.
10. ‘Food Sustainability Index’ is published by:
The Food Sustainability Index, created by the Economist Intelligence Unit and the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition, is a tool designed to highlight international policies and best practices relating to global paradoxes and to the main SDGs for food, climate change, sustainable cities, responsible production and consumption, health, gender equality, education and infrastructure. Despite the increase in food production, the Food Sustainability Index ranks India 33rd among 67 countries in 2018. China does better than India, while other BRICS partners are rated poorly. France has placed first in the ranking
11. Recently G7 environment ministers meeting were held in:
Environment ministers of the G7 nations met in France. Ministers from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the US gathered for the two-day meeting in the city of Metz.
12. Which of the following announced Mehar Baba Prize?
The Indian Air Force has announced India’s first competition in the defence sector, the Mehar Baba Prize. In the wake of floods, cyclones and other natural disasters across the country, the IAF is holding a competition for participants to build a swarm of 50 drones to lead Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations. The competition, in line with Make in India, is spread over three phases, from ideation to production.
13. Who among the following has been appointed as first independent woman director of Bombay Stock Exchange?
Bombay Stock Exchange has appointed its first independent woman director Jayshree Vyas.
14. India’s first railway station inside the tunnel will come up in:
For the first time in India, a railway station will be built inside a tunnel at a height of 3,000 metres, on the strategic Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line close to the Sino-India border While many metro stations in Delhi and other cities are inside tunnels, once completed, the Keylong station in Himachal Pradesh will be the first on the railway network to be inside a tunnel.
15. ‘Game Changer’ is the name of autobiography of:
Pakistan’s former captain Shahid Afridi released his autobiography, titled ‘Game Changer’.