- Question 1: Historic Inter-Korean Summit begins in truce village of ...?
Explanation: The leaders of North and South Korea are holding talks at the Demilitarised Zone that divides their countries in the historic Inter Korean summit in more than a decade.
The highest-level encounter which is coming after recent whirlwind of nuclear diplomacy is only third of its kind since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War. It takes place on the southern side of the truce village of Panmunjom and is intended to pave the way for a much-anticipated encounter between the North's leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump.
- Question 2: ___ will start direct flight from Amritsar to Bangkok from 14th May?
Explanation:Air India has announced the introduction of a direct flight from Amritsar to Bangkok from May 14. The flight will operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The service will remain in effect till May 30 and a decision on its extension will be taken based on the response it gets.
- Question 3: LCA Tejas has successfully fired air-to-air BVR missile. What is the meaning of V in it?
Explanation: In a major milestone, indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft Tejas has successfully fired an air-to-air beyond visual range (BVR) missile.
With this, Tejas has demonstrated its overall capability as an effective combat jet, and inched closer to receive final operational clearance.
- Question 4: As per Niti Aayog Indian Economic growth likely to be ___ in 2018-19 Vice Chairman
Explanation: Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar expects India's economy to grow by at least 7.5 per cent in 2018-19 on the back of improvement in investment cycle and capacity utilisation.
He said, the government should now concentrate on consolidating the reform initiatives undertaken in the last 47 months.
Mr Kumar said, the economic environment is extremely positive and optimistic and inflation is well under the target. He said, the economy is expected to grow at 6.6 per cent in 2017-18. Mr Kumar was speaking at the BSE-organised India Economic Summit in Mumbai today.
Mr Kumar said more than 45 % exports in covered by SME sector and the importance of this sector can never be undermined.
He said two main objectives of the NITI Ayog are creating more jobs and providing a boost to export.
- Question 5: The Indian Culinary Institute (ICI) has been inaugurated in ...?
Explanation: The Indian Culinary Institute (ICI) was inaugurated by Union Tourism Minister KJ Alphons in Noida. The institute aims to preserve, document, promote and disseminate Indian cuisine.
It is in line with the government's commitment of creating specialized skilled manpower in the field of hospitality and promoting the research and development in Culinary Arts.
- Question 6: World Environment Day is observed ...?
Explanation:The Environment Ministry has banned plastics in all protected areas around the country and declared them plastic free zones. It has directed states and Union territories to organise awareness campaigns to sensitise people about the issue.
In a tweet, Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said, the decision has been taken ahead of the World Environment Day on 5th of June. He said, protected areas in Bengal and Odisha are already plastic free zones.
- Question 7: What is the capital of Madagascar?
Explanation: More than 1,000 opposition activists rallied in Madagascar's capital today demanding the resignation of the president on the eighth straight day of anti-government protests in which at least two people have died.
- Question 8: The government has entered into a legal agreement with the ___ for a flexible financing arrangement to accelerate research towards early development for biopharmaceuticals?
Explanation:The government has entered into a legal agreement with the World Bank for a flexible financing arrangement to accelerate research towards early development for biopharmaceuticals.
A Statement issued by the government said the mission has been approved at a cost of 250 million dollars for five years with 50 per cent funding through the World Bank Loan,
- Question 9: __ is hosting Asia Badminton Championship?
Explanation:At the Asia Badminton Championship in Wuhan, China, Indian challenge ended with the defeat of both Saina Nehwal and H S Prannoy in the semi-finals.