- Question 1: New names of Ross, Neil and Havelock Islands are __, respectively
Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced the renaming of three islands of Andaman and Nicobar on the occasion of 75th anniversary of Tricolour hoisting by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in Port Blair.
The Prime Minister said, the Ross Island has been renamed as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep, the Neil Island would now be known as Shaheed Dweep and the Havelock Island as Swaraj Dweep.
- Question 2: An exhibition ‘Dandi Yatra', which is a part of the celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi, held in...?
Explanation: It has been organised by the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA). The exhibition showcases the unseen drawings of artist Chhaganlal Jadav and masterworks of NGMA’s collection of other contemporary artists including Nandlal Bose, Upendra Maharathi and Ram Kinkar Baij.
- Question 3: Indian Science Congress-2019 will be held in...?
Explanation:Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Indian Science Congress-2019 in Jalandhar, Punjab on the third of next month. This will be the 106th edition of the event based on the theme - Future India: Science and Technology.
- Question 4: Mrinal Sen was a famous...?
Explanation: Legendary filmmaker Mrinal Sen passed away at the age of 95 in Kolkata this morning. A Padma Bhushan and Dada Saheb Phalke awardee,
Sen paved the way for parallel cinema in the country with films like Ek Din Achanak, Padatik,Mrigaya, Akaler Sandhane, Chorus, Kharij, Khandahar, Bhuwan Shome, Akash Kusum and Calcutta 71.
- Question 5: As per CII India GDP growth will be in the range of __ per cent in 2019?
Explanation:Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has said that India will witness strong economic growth in 2019, despite external vulnerabilities arising from rising oil prices, the US-China trade war and America's monetary tightening.
In a statement, CII said, better demand conditions, settled GST implementation, capacity expansion from growing investments in infrastructure, continuing positive effects of reform policies and improved credit offtake will sustain the robust GDP growth in the range of 7.5 per cent in 2019.
- Question 6: Which country has the world third-highest ratio of debt to GDP?
Explanation: Lebanon's Finance Minister today said that the heavily indebted country is approaching a financial crisis, as political deadlock continues. Nearly eight months since parliamentary elections, Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri has been unable to form a new government that can deliver fiscal reform.
With the world’s third-highest ratio of debt to GDP, Lebanon has endured years of weak economic growth. It was urged by the International Monetary Fund this year to carry out urgent measures to put public finances back on a sustainable footing.
- Question 7: Where is Mount Agung?
Explanation: Indonesian authorities have prohibited tourists from hiking in the radius of 4 kilometres from the crater of Mount Agung volcano, which erupted today.
A disaster agency official said, residents in the slope of the mountain have been ordered to exercise caution over the flow of lava during heavy downpours.
- Question 8: Saurabh Chaudhary is related with...?
Explanation: Asian Games and Youth Olympic Games champion Saurabh Chaudhary swept the 10m air pistol trials at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range by winning the second National trial competitions in both the men's and junior boy's categories today.