Weekly Current Affairs Quiz, 28 January to 3 February 2019

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weekly current affairs quiz

The questions from General Knowledge are asked in almost every competitive exam. This topic is vast and requires daily practice for months. The highlight of the previous week was the last budget of the Modi Government before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Finance Minister Piyush Goyal presented the Interim Budget 2019-20 on February 1, 2019.    

In this weekly quiz, we will enclose the questions from Budget 2019-20 and other important events that took place during this week. So, aspirants get ready to check your GK.

Q.1   What is the official name of Train 18 and what are its specialties?

Q.2   Write a name of that country that recently declared sugarcane juice as ‘national drink’?

Q.3   As per the Interim Budget 2019-20, Individual taxpayers with taxable income of up to what amount will get a full tax rebate from now on?      

Q.4   Who was conferred with the country’s highest civilian honour the Bharat Ratna award for 2019?

Q.5  What is mega pension scheme ‘Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan’ and when it is launched?

Q.6  Which word is declared as the ‘Hindi Word of the Year 2018’ by the Oxford Dictionary?

Q.7  Uttar Pradesh Cabinet approved the construction of a four-lane Ganga Expressway connecting which two main cities?

Q.8  Which Kisan yojana was launched recently by the Union Government in the Budget 2019?

Q.9  Under the Union Government’s new scheme for the farmers, how much direct income a farmer will get in their account every year?

Q.10 In which state the 22nd All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will be set up?

Q.11 India replaced which country from the position of the world’s second-largest steel producing country?

Q.12  What is the new ranking of India in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI)?

Answers:

Ans.1   Train 18, laterally named as renamed Vande Bharat Express. This is an Indian semi-high speed intercity electric train. It was designed at and built by Integral Coach Factory (ICF) Chennai under the Indian government’s Make in India initiative. This train was in made in the span of 18 months.    

Ans.2  Our neighbor country, Pakistan has declared sugarcane juice as ‘national drink’.

Ans.3  According to Finance Minister Piyush Goel, “the Individual taxpayers having taxable annual income Rs 5 lakh will get a full tax rebate and therefore will not be required to pay any income tax.” 

Ans.4  Former President Pranab Mukherjee has been awarded the Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian honor.

Ans.5  The Government proposes to launch a mega pension yojana namely ‘Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan’ for the unorganized sector workers with monthly income up to Rs. 15,00o in Antrim Budget 2019-20.

Ans.6  The Oxford University Press chose “Aadhaar” as its first “Hindi word of the year”, for 2018.  

Ans.7  The construction of a four-lane Ganga Expressway will be done to connect Prayagraj with western districts of the state. The distances of the expressway highway will be 600 km.         

Ans.8  Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi was launched in Antrim Budget 2019. According to this, the Indian farmer who own around 2 hectares of land, will get direct income support of Rs 6000 per year. 

Ans. 9  As per Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, the farmers owing around 2 hectares of land, will get Rs.6000/- per year in their account.

Ans. 10  AIIMS to set up its 22nd branch in Rewari, Haryana.

Ans.11   India has replaced Japan as the world’s second-largest steel as the country produced 86.7 MT of crude steel. 

Ans.12  India rose by three points to 78 from 81 in the list of 180 countries in the world on a global corruption index in 2018.  

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