- Question 1: World Kidney Day is observed on...?
Explanation:World Kidney Day is observed annually on the second Thursday in March to create awareness on the importance of the kidneys and reducing the frequency and impact of kidney disease.
The theme this year is Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere, which calls for universal health coverage for prevention and early treatment of kidney disease. Several events are being held across the country on the occasion to raise awareness about kidneys and highlight that diabetes and high blood pressure are key risk factors for Chronic Kidney Disease.
- Question 2: United States will set up ___ nuclear power plants in India?
Explanation: India and the United States have committed to strengthen bilateral security and civil nuclear cooperation, including the establishment of six US nuclear power plants in India.
US reaffirmed its strong support of India’s early membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group. This commitment was made at the 9th round of the India-US Strategic Security Dialogue held in Washington DC yesterday.
- Question 3: 1st meeting between India and Pakistan to discuss, finalize modalities for Kartarpur Corridor to be held in...?
Explanation: The first meeting between India and Pakistan to discuss and finalize the modalities for Kartarpur Corridor will be held at Indian side of the Attari-Wagah border today.
Both Indian and Pakistani delegations reached Amritsar yesterday to participate in the meeting. India has also proposed a technical level discussion on the alignment of the corridor.
- Question 4: Lakshya Sen is related with....?
Explanation:Asian junior champion Lakshya Sen stormed into the men's singles quarterfinals of China Masters Badminton tournament with an easy straight-game victory over Ha Young-woong of South Korea on Thursday.
- Question 5: Special Olympics World Games 2019 are being held in...?
Explanation:The Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 kicked off with a spectacular ceremony on Thursday evening.
The Games were declared open by Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
- Question 6: ___ is hosting Artistic Gymnastics World Cup?
Explanation: India's Dipa Karmakar has made it to the Vault Finals after finishing third in the qualifying round of the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup at Baku in Azerbaijan.
The 25-year-old, who had finished fourth in the event at the 2016 Rio Olympics, performed a higher difficulty Handfront 540 vault yesterday for the first time in the competition.
- Question 7: The Reserve Bank of India will infuse __ crore rupees into the system through open market operations (OMOs) ?.
Explanation: The central bank said in Mumbai yesterday that based on an assessment of prevailing liquidity conditions and also of the durable liquidity needs going forward, it will conduct the purchase of the government securities under open market operations.
- Question 8: Supreme Court has appointed__ as a mediator to resolve disputes of admin in BCCI?
Explanation:The Supreme Court on Thursday appointed senior advocate P S Narasimha, who is assisting the apex court as an amicus curiae in the BCCI matter, as mediator for resolving various disputes related to cricket administration in the country.
A bench of Justices S A Bobde and A M Spare was informed by Narasimha that former apex court judge Justice (retd) D K Jain has assumed charge as the ombudsman of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
- Question 9: 737 MAX aircraft is manufactured by...?
Explanation: Global aircraft manufacturer Boeing has recommended a temporary suspension of its entire world fleet of the 737 MAX aircraft. The move comes after several countries, including India, China, European Union and the United States banned the use of the aircraft in wake of the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 people on board.
Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing's President, CEO and chairman in a statement said that the company was doing everything to understand the cause of the accidents in partnership with the investigators and help ensure this does not happen again.