- Question 1: What is the source river Cauvery?
Explanation: The Supreme Court today rejected Karnataka's plea that finalisation of the draft Cauvery management scheme should be put on hold as the process of formation of a new government in the state is underway.
The apex court also asked the Centre to modify a provision in the scheme that authorizes the Union government to issue directions from time to time on Cauvery water distribution among four southern riparian states, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry.
- Question 2: Which committee has been set up to probe Varanasi flyover collapse accident?
Explanation: In Uttar Pradesh, the committees set up by the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister to probe the flyover collapse in Varanasi have started the inquiry.
The accident claimed 18 lives and left 12 others injured.
A three-member high powered committee under the chairmanship of Agriculture Production Commissioner RP Singh set up by the Chief Minister to probe into the unfortunate accident is expected to submit its report.
- Question 3: Amarnath yatra is related with ...?
Explanation:Over one lakh 69 thousand pilgrims have registered for the pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Amarnath so far.
The registration began on the 1st of March. The 60-day long annual yatra to the shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas will commence on the 28th of next month and culminate on Raksha Bandhan falling on the 26th of August.
- Question 4: Recently, Samarth – Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector held in..?
Explanation:A meeting of stakeholders on - Samarth' – Scheme for Capacity Building - in Textile Sector under the Skill India Mission was held in New Delhi to familiarize the stakeholders about the scheme and its guidelines.
The meeting was chaired by Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani.
- Question 5: IMF has reaffirmed that India will be the fastest growing major economy in ...?
Explanation:The International Monetary Fund, IMF reaffirmed today that India will be the fastest-growing major economy in 2018, with a growth rate of 7(point) 4 percent that rises to 7(point) 8 per cent in 2019 with medium-term prospects remaining positive.
- Question 6: India Released Grant of NRs 18.07 crore to ___ For River Training?
Explanation: India has released grant of Nepalese Rupees (NRs) 18.07 crore for river training and construction of embankments along Lalbakeya, Bagmati and Kamla rivers in Nepal.
Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri handed over a cheque of the grant to Dr Sanjay Sharma, Secretary Ministry of Energy, Irrigation & Water Resources, Nepal in Kathmandu.
- Question 7: Where is Barauni thermal plant?
Explanation:NTPC inked a pact with Bihar and its power utilities to acquire their entire stake in two joint ventures at Nabinagar and Kanti and to buy Barauni thermal plant.
The transactions would enable NTPC to have 100 per cent stake in Nabinagar and Kanti JV projects, which is part the company's broad objective of acquiring state-owned generation units across the country.
- Question 8: Two-Day Regional Conference on - Physical and Social Infrastructure for Regional Development - Held in ...?
Explanation:The Governor of Assam, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi inaugurated the two-day Seminar being organized by the Ministry of Finance on the theme of - Physical and Social Infrastructure for Regional Development - in Guwahati, Assam.
- Question 9: In a first, a Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) run by an all-woman team has started operations ...?
Explanation:In a first, a Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) run by an all-woman team has started operations in Phagwara, Punjab.
The seva kendra was inaugurated by Union Minister Vijay Sampla in the local head Post Office.
- Question 10: ___ has published its first - essential diagnostics list?
Explanation:The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published its first - essential diagnostics list - a catalogue of tests needed to diagnose the most common conditions as well as a number of global priority diseases.