- Question 1: India and __ have decided to work together for open and prosperous Indo- Pacific region?
Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said India and Vietnam will work together for an open and prosperous Indo-pacific region where sovereignty and international law are respected and disputes are resolved through dialogue.
After holding delegation-level talks with President of Vietnam Tran Dai Quang in New Delhi on Saturday, Mr Modi said, both countries will work for strengthening defence, maritime and energy cooperation.
- Question 2: Egypt's court has upheld a deal to transfer two Red Sea islands to ?
Explanation: Egypt's top court has upheld a deal to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
Situated between the two countries, the islands of Tiran and Sanafir are largely unoccupied but they lie in a strategically important and politically sensitive area.
The agreement was first announced during the visit of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to Cairo in April 2016.
- Question 3: __ visa holders are spouses of H1-B visa holders and received work authorization in USA in 2015?
Explanation: US Administration has deferred termination of work authorisation for H4 visa holders till June from the earlier target of February 2018. H-4 visa holders are spouses of H1-B visa holders and received work authorization in 2015 during the Obama administration. It is mostly Indian and Chinese women who benefit from this.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in a court filing on February 28 said that it was reviewing the economic impact of terminating work authorization for H4 visa holders and has postponed the decision on terminating the permit till June.
- Question 4: __ govt has launched - Ama Gaon, Ama Vikas - programme?
Explanation: The Odisha government has launched a programme Ama Gaon, Ama Vikas (Our Village, our development) to reach out to the people in rural areas and involve themselves in the developmental activities.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday flagged off mobile video vans for ‘Ama Gaon Ama Vikas’ programme that will move across the State to highlight various welfare schemes at villages in the state.
- Question 5: Prafulla Das was a ...?
Explanation: Literateur Prafulla Das passed away at his residence at Rajkanika in Kendrapara district on Saturday, family sources said. He was 91.
Das was a bachelor and was suffering from old age related ailments.
He was a recipient of the prestigious "Sarala Award" for his achievement in the literary field.
'Banhimana', the biography of freedom fighter Malati Chaudhury, brought him the Sarala Award in 2014.
- Question 6: Navjot Kaur is related with...?
Explanation:Navjot Kaur scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold in the senior continental championship as she clinched the yellow metal in the 65kg freestyle category.
- Question 7: __ have won the inaugural IBSF Snooker Team World Cup title
Explanation: India have won the inaugural IBSF Snooker Team World Cup title. The Indian combine of Pankaj Advani and Manan Chandra defeated Pakistan in the best-of-five final played in Doha last night.
- Question 8: __ hosts Sultan Azlan Shah Cup?
Explanation:India will take on England in the 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Hockey tournament at Ipoh in Malaysia on Sunday.
India are fielding a young team in the competition in the absence of key players like Akashdeep Singh, SV Sunil, Mandeep Singh, Manpreet Singh and goalkeeper PR Sreejesh.
- Question 9: Shahzar Rizvi is related with..
Explanation: Indian shooter Shahzar Rizvi clinched gold with a world record score while Jitu Rai grabbed bronze in 10m air pistol men's final in the ISSF World Cup at Guadalajara in Mexico.
- Question 10: ___ will have world’s largest solar park ?
Explanation:The Karnataka government has launched the world’s largest solar park - Shakti Sthalaon - at Pavagada in Tumakuru district, about 180km from Bengaluru.
The solar park has a capacity of 2,000 MW and has set up at an investment of Rs16,500 crore.