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Current Affairs Questions 5 and 6 February, 2019 | Daily GK Questions

1. Who became the first woman cricketer to play 200 ODIs, adding another achievement to her illustrious career?
A Mitali Raj                                              B Harmanpreet Kaur
C WV Raman                                          D Ramandeep Kaur
 
2. Which of the following Operation has been launched to trace missing children?
A Operation Smile                                   B Operation Child
C Operation Tracing                                D Operation jeevan
 
3. Which Country announced the "successful test" of a new cruise missile with a range of over 1,350 kilometers.
A  India                                                     B Iran
C China                                                    D Nepal
 
4.Who has assumed charge as managing director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the city-based Corporation Bank?
A Rajnath Sharma                                     B P V Bharathi
C Padmaja Chandru                                 D A S Rajeev
 
5. Odisha recently announced Kalia scholarship scheme for _________ to boost higher education.
A Students                                                 B Farmers
C Minority Groups                                      D Ph Candidates
 
6. The finance ministry expects economic growth to accelerate to _______ per cent in 2019-20 from 7.2 per cent projected for the current fiscal.
A 7.2                                                           B 8.1
C 7.5                                                           D 8.4
 
7. Which State occupied the top slot in the ranking of best practices followed by states in Budget formulation?
A Rajasthan                                                 B Assam
C Uttar Pradesh                                           D Telangana
 
8.  Nilambar Acharya appointed as country's ambassador to India. Nilambar Acharya belongs to which Country?
A Srilanka                                                    B Bhutan
C USA                                                          D Nepal
 
9. In which State 12th Regional Standards Conclave held recently?
A Gujarat                                                      B Odisha
C Maharashtra                                             D Andhra Pradesh
 
10 Which of the following received the Aegis Graham Bell Award 2019 under Innovation in Data science?
A Unicaf Technologies                                 B Unilphore Software System
C Cando Automation                                   D None of these  
 
Answer and Explanation:-     
Ans1(A) Mitali Raj
India captain Mithali Raj became the first woman cricketer to play 200 ODIs, adding another achievement to her illustrious career. Mithali made her ODI debut way back in 1999 and has featured in 200 games out of the 263 ODIs India have played.
 
Ans2(A) Operation Smile
Operation Smile was launched on January 1 this year to trace missing children. The month-long programme aims to rescue child labourers, children engaged in begging for alms and so on.  325 child labourers have been rescued as part of 'Operation Smile' in Hyderabad.
 
Ans3(B) Iran
Iran announced the "successful test" of a new cruise missile with a range of over 1,350 kilometres.The test of the Hoveizeh cruise missile was carried out successfully at a range of 1,200 kilometres (840 miles) and accurately hit the set target.
 
Ans4(B) PV Bharathi
P V Bharathi, executive director of Canara Bank has assumed charge as managing director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the city-based Corporation Bank.She is the first woman to serve the bank in this capacity.
 
Ans5(B) Farmers
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced the new 'KALIA Chhatravritti Yojana', which is a scholarship for the children of farmers who are the beneficiaries of Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme.Under this scheme, the children of farmers, who are the beneficiaries of the KALIA scheme will be provided scholarships for pursuing higher education in professional courses free of cost.
 
Ans6(C) 7.5
The finance ministry expects economic growth to accelerate to 7.5 per cent in 2019-20 from 7.2 per cent projected for the current fiscal. The growth was 8.2 per cent in 2016-17, the year in which the government demonetized high-denomination currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000.
 
Ans7(B) Assam
Assam occupied the top slot in the ranking of best practices followed by states in Budget formulation, followed by Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, says a survey by Transparency International.The survey is based on 4 parameters which include public disclosure, budgetary process, post budget fiscal management and efforts to make budget more transparent and citizen friendly.
 
Ans 8(D) Nepal
Former Law Minister of Nepal Nilambar Acharya has been appointed as country's ambassador to India.He has been appointed on the recommendation of cabinet. Mr. Acharya served as a member of Eminent Persons Group formed by India and Nepal on bilateral relations. He was Law Minister in the interim government of 1990.
 
Ans9(B) Odisha
12th Regional Standards Conclave in Odisha  was organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in collaboration with the Department of Commerce, Government of India, the MSME Department of the Government of Odisha.
 
Ans10(B) Unilphore Software System
Aegis Graham Bell Award 2019 announced Uniphore as winner in “Innovation in Data Science” category for their innovation “auMina”. Uniphore has been lauded as the winner at the 9th edition of Aegis Graham Bell Award 2019 hosted by Government of Goa at Entertainment Society of Goa, Panaji.                  

   

 

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