Current Affairs of 2018 for Upcoming Competitive Examinations in 2019

Test yourself with the high-quality Current Affairs Set prepared by pdeducators. It will be very useful for the upcoming PSC and UPSC Examinations.

For Banks and rail, it is very relevant.

Set I

Q1. Recently NARI & e-SAMVAD portal has been launched by the

  1. Ministry of Women & Child Development
  2. Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
  3. Ministry of Minority Affairs
  4. Ministry of Home Affairs

Q2. The Sun will be explored by the Parker Solar Probe which will be launched in 2018. Which of the following Organisation will launch it?

  1. ISRO
  2. NASA
  3. ROSCOSMOS
  4. JAXA

Q3. In which of the following States, recently India’s 2nd largest rooftop solar plant has been commissioned by GAIL India?

  1. Uttar Pradesh
  2. Punjab
  3. Haryana
  4. Maharashtra

Q4. On January 3, 2018, the Earth was at “Perihelion” position. What do you mean by “Perihelion”?

  1. Earth will be at closest to the Sun
  2. Earth will be at farthest to the Sun
  3. Earth will be at closest to the Moon
  4. Earth will be at farthest to the Moon

Q5. Recently Nilambur Teak has found the place in Geographical Indication Registry for its log dimension, antioxidant properties & oily nature. Which of the following state is native of this wood?

  1. Tamilnadu
  2. Kerala
  3. Karnataka
  4. Maharashtra

Q6. Which of the following country is first to legalize equal pay between men & women recently?

  1. Switzerland
  2. Iceland
  3. Norway
  4. Sweden

Q7. Recently U.S put Pakistan on ‘Special Watch List.’ What is the reason for such action?

  1. For Terror financing
  2. Severe violation of human rights
  3. Severe violation of religious freedom
  4. For counterfeiting of currency notes

Q8. National Waterway-I refers to 1620 km.stretch of River Ganga. What are the following States are included in this waterway?

  1. UP, MP, WB, Bihar
  2. UP, MP, Jharkand, Bihar
  3. WB,Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttarakhand
  4. UP, WB, Bihar, Jharkhand

Q9. GOLD & ICON are the two missions of which one of the following Organisations?

  1. NASA
  2. ISRO
  3. ROSCOSMOS
  4. JAXA ( Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)

Q10. “Mankidia”, a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG) was in news. They are native of which one of the following states of India?

  1. Telangana
  2. Kerala
  3. Orissa
  4. Jharkhand

Q11. In which of the following States the 2nd largest brackish water lake of India, Pulicat lake is situated?

  1. Andhra Pradesh& Tamilnadu
  2. Andhra Pradesh & Telangana
  3. Tamilnadu & Karnataka
  4. Kerala & Karnataka

Q12. Safety has been one of the biggest concerns in the Indian Railways system. Recently which International Institution prepared report titled “ Strengthening Safety on Indian Railways”?

  1. International Monetary Fund
  2. World Bank
  3. World Economic Forum
  4. Amnesty International

Q13. “Madhubani” painting is related to which state of India?

  1. Bihar
  2. Jharkhand
  3. Telangana
  4. West Bengal

Q14. Matunga railway station in Mumbai Division entered in Limca Book of Records 2018. Why?

  1. It achieved a clean & green status
  2. It introduced a fully automatic system in every aspect in the station
  3. It employed all women staff at the station.
  4. Highest no.of trains ply along this station.

Q15. India missed the 2017 deadline of elimination of Kala-azar. What causes this disease?

  1. Virus
  2. Bacteria
  3. Protozoa
  4. Fungus

Q16. India & Myanmar share an unfenced border of 1643 km., touching four no of States. What are those States?

  1. Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya
  2. Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram
  3. Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram
  4. Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura

Q17. 10th Global Forum for Food & Agriculture was held recently in

  1. New Delhi
  2. Berlin
  3. Paris
  4. New York

Q18. Agni-5, India’s nuclear-capable missile, was recently successfully test fired. What is Agni-5?

  1. Intercontinental surface-to-surface ballistic missile
  2. Intercontinental surface to air ballistic missile
  3. Anti-tank guided missile
  4. None of the above

Q19. Recently where has India’s first floating market been opened?

  1. Bangalore
  2. Mumbai
  3. Ahmedabad
  4. Kolkata

Q20. As per the report of the World Steel Association, India is the world’s 3rd largest steel producer. Who among the following countries occupied the first & second position?

  1. Russia & China
  2. USA & China
  3. China & Japan
  4. USA & Japan

Q21. Indrajit Gupta committee is concerned with —

  1. State funding of election
  2. Time limit for the by-election
  3. Minimum age of voting
  4. Reservation for women in parliament

Q22. The term “ Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership” often appears in news in the context of the affairs of countries known as

  1. G20
  2. ASEAN
  3. SCO
  4. SAARC

Q23. Recently a Global Centre for Cybersecurity was launched by

  1. World Economic Forum
  2. World Trade Organisation
  3. SAARC
  4. BRICS

Q24. “Eco mark” is given to the Indian products that are

  1. Pure & unadulterated
  2. Economically viable
  3. Environment-friendly
  4. All of the above

Q25. MCA-21 is a major initiative taken up by the Government of India in which one of the following areas?

  1. Foreign Direct investment in India
  2. Attracting international tourists
  3. E-governance
  4. Modernization of Airports

Q26. De-notified tribes refer to

  1. Tribes which are aboriginals
  2. Nomadic tribes
  3. Tribes practicing shifting cultivation
  4. Tribes which were earlier classified as criminal tribes

Q27. Pelican Bird Festival-2018 was organized at Kolleru lake. The lake is located between

  1. Mahanadi & Godavari delta
  2. Krishna & Godavari delta
  3. Krishna & Cauvery delta
  4. Krishna & Mahanadi delta

Q28. The first ever International Kala Mela was being held at which of the following Indian States?

  1. Kolkata
  2. New Delhi
  3. Bhopal
  4. Amritsar

Q29. Who among the following is the author of the book “ Exam Warrior”?

  1. Ramnath Kovind
  2. Pranab Mukherjee
  3. Narendra Modi
  4. Arunachal Jaitley

Q30. Where among the following places, do we find the monolithic statue of Lord Bahubali?

  1. Kerala
  2. Tamilnadu
  3. Maharashtra
  4. Karnataka

Q31. Minamata Convention is related to which of the following metal?

  1. Iron
  2. Lead
  3. Nickel
  4. Mercury

Q32. Recently “Jogighopa” became India’s gateway to South East Asia as well as the rest of North East. Where is this place situated?

  1. Sikkim
  2. Arunachal Pradesh
  3. Assam
  4. Tripura

Q33. As per the recent report of “ India State of Forest Report, 2017″ forest cover have increased over the last two years. Which of the following state saw the maximum increase in their green part?

  1. Kerala
  2. Arunachal Pradesh
  3. Andhra Pradesh
  4. Odisha

Q34. In terms of the percentage of forest cover arrange the following States in ascending order –

1)Mizoram

2)Lakshadweep

3)Andaman and Nicobar

  1. a) 3-2-1
  2. b)  2-1-3
  3. c) 1-2-3
  4. d) 3-1-2

Q35. PRATYUSH and MIHIR seen recently in the news, are –

  1. High-performance computers
  2. Climate- resistant rice plant varieties
  3. Low-cost indigenous medical implants
  4. Satellites of ISRO for probing into the Sun

Q36. ISRO’s ‘Rohini’ series of rockets are classified as

  1. Sounding rockets
  2. Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle
  3. Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle
  4. Reusable Launch Vehicle

Q37. ‘D-Voters’, recently in the news, belong to a category of voters

  1. Who are declared a foreigner by special tribunals under the Foreigner’s Act
  2. Whose names have not been included in the National Register of Citizens
  3. Who lack proper citizenship documents and have been disenfranchised by the Government
  4. None of the above

Q38. The dominant and most spoken language in the Andaman and Nicobar islands is

  1. Burmese
  2. English
  3. Bengali
  4. Tamil

Q39. ‘ISROSENE’, recently in the news, refers to

  1. A portable device for the detection of adulteration in PDS kerosene
  2. The largest innovation in road construction technology involving the utilization of dry solid waste
  3. Rocket-grade kerosene
  4. None of the above

 

Q40. The subject flood management and erosion control falls within the purview of

  1. State government
  2. Central government
  3. Depends on the severity of flood
  4. Urban local government

Q41. The state with the most number of completed dams is

  1. Gujarat
  2. Madhya Pradesh
  3. Maharashtra
  4. Karnataka

Q42. Recently Paithani sarees and fabrics have been accorded the GI tag. What is the location of Paithan city?

  1. Madhya Pradesh
  2. Andhra Pradesh
  3. Telangana
  4. Maharashtra

Q43. River Brahmaputra flows through which of the following National Park?

  1. Kaziranga National Park
  2. Manas National Park
  3. Namdapha National Park
  4. Balphakram National Park

Q44. Four crops provide two-thirds of the world’s food supply. These include wheat, rice & maize. The fourth crop is

  1. Soybeans
  2. Peas
  3. Tomatoes
  4. Bananas

Q45. The National Crisis Management Committee is chaired by

  1. Secretary of Home Affairs
  2. Minister of Home Affairs
  3. Cabinet Secretary
  4. Vice-Chairman, NITI AYOG

Q46.Which one of the following countries is not among the G4 or Group of Four nations?

  1. Brazil
  2. Japan
  3. Germany
  4. South Africa

Q47. The Narasimhan Committee is sometimes mentioned in the news in the context of affairs related to

  1. Financial sector reforms
  2. Cryptocurrency regulation
  3. Defense indigenization and modernization
  4. Structural reforms for Army overhaul

Q48. The first country in the world where women were allowed to vote was

  1. Netherlands
  2. Britain
  3. France
  4. New Zealand

Q49. Kokborok is predominantly spoken in the Indian state of

  1. Bihar
  2. Tripura
  3. West Bengal
  4. Meghalaya

Q50. The only fighter aircraft repair depot of the Indian Air Force is located in

  1. Maharashtra
  2. Odisha
  3. Uttar Pradesh
  4. Karnataka

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