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Q1. Who among the following has been appointed as new Chief Information Commissioner (CIC)?
Harsh Vardhan Shringla
Vanaja N Sarna
Answer: Sudhir Bhargava
The government has appointed Sudhir Bhargava as Chief Information Commissioner (CIC), along with four information commissioners. Mr. Bhargava was Information Commissioner in the CIC.
Q2. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s alliance has won Bangladesh’s election. Name the party she belongs to_______.
Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)
Tehreek e Islami
Muttahida Qaumi Movement
Jatio Oikko Front
Answer: Awami League
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s alliance won Bangladesh’s election with a thumping majority. The alliance dominated by her Awami League, seen as close to regional power India, won 287 of the 298 seats. The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) won just six seats.
Q3. Norman Gimbel has passed away at the age of 91. He was a noted________.
Norman Gimbel, the Oscar and Grammy-winning lyricist, has passed away at the age of 91. In 1984 Gimbel was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Q4. What is the name of the renminbi-denominated bonds which has been approved by Pakistan’s cabinet to raise loans from China’s capital markets?
Dim Sum Bonds
Pakistan’s cabinet has approved the issuance of first-ever renminbi-denominated ‘Panda Bonds’ to raise loans from China’s capital markets.
Q5. Which among the following Municipal Corporation was awarded Best Capital City in the Solid Waste Management in the Swachh Survekshan 2018 rankings?
Greater Noida Municipal Corporation
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
Gurugram Municipal Corporation
Amaravati Municipal Corporation
Ahmadabad Municipal Corporation
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation was awarded Best Capital City in the Solid Waste Management in the Swachh Survekshan 2018 rankings. The GHMC was also at the 27th place among 4,041 cities.
Q6. According to the RBI data, what amount of bad loans banks has recovered in the fiscal ended March 2018?
Rs 40,400 crore
Rs 37,500 crore
Rs 33,300 crore
Rs 42,500 crore
Rs 47,800 crore
According to the RBI data, in the fiscal ended March 2018, banks recovered Rs 40,400 crore worth of bad loans as against Rs 38,500 crore recovered in FY17. The various channels through which lenders recovered their bad loans include the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), SARFAESI Act, debt recovery tribunals (DRTs) and Lok Adalats.
Q7. Who is the author of the book “Early Indians: The Story of Our Ancestors and Where We Came From”?
The book titled “Early Indians: The Story of Our Ancestors and Where We Came From” written by Tony Joseph was released. The book talks about the migration of the First Indians also known as ‘Aryans’ who arrived here 65,000 years ago.
Q8. Which of the following small finance bank (SFB) has got RBI approval to operate as a scheduled bank?
Capital Lab SFB
ESAF small finance bank has got RBI approval to operate as a scheduled bank. This makes ESAF small finance bank (SFB) the fifth scheduled bank from Kerala. ESAF microfinance institution, started in 1992, was one among the ten applicants to receive approval from RBI to start banking operations in 2016.
Q9. The third edition of women’s national boxing championships has begun in which of the following state?
The third edition of women’s national boxing championships begins in Vijayanagara, Karnataka. Country’s top boxers will be vying for top honors as the tournament will be held at the JSW Sports-owned Inspire Institute of Sport.
Q10. Mrinal Sen passed away at the age of 95 in Kolkata. He was a well-known _________.
Legendary filmmaker Mrinal Sen passed away at the age of 95 in Kolkata. He was a Padma Bhushan and Dada Saheb Phalke awardee.
Q11. Which of the following island has been renamed as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep?
Ross island of Andaman and Nicobar has been renamed as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep.
Q12. Who among the following has been named as the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s Cricketer of the Year and ICC Women’s ODI Player of the Year?
India’s stylish opener Smriti Mandhana has been named as the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s Cricketer of the Year. The 22-year-old, who has also been named as the ICC Women’s ODI Player of the Year, achieved the feat by giving some exceptional performances throughout the year.
Q13. Wicketkeeper-batter Alyssa Healy has been named as ICC Women’s T20I Player of the Year. She belongs to which of the following country?
Australia’s wicketkeeper-batter Alyssa Healy voted ICC Women’s T20I Player of the Year.
Q14. ESAF small finance bank headquarters is located at__________.
ESAF small finance bank has got RBI approval to operate as a scheduled bank. This makes ESAF small finance bank (SFB) the fifth scheduled bank from Kerala. The headquarters of ESAF SFB is located at Thrissur.
Q15. Neil islands of Andaman and Nicobar has been renamed as_________.
APJ Abdul Kalam Island
veer Sawarkar Dweep
The three renamed islands of Andaman and Nicobar are: 1: Ross renamed as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep, 2: Neil renamed as Shaheed Dweep, 3: Havelock renamed as Swaraj Dweep.