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GK Questions 13th January 2018 PJH
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Question 1: According to All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE), which Indian state topped in terms of Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education?
4. Andhra Pradesh
5. Tamil Nadu
Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar released All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) report 2016-2017. All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) was launched by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in the year 2010-11 to build an authentic database to assess the true status of higher education in India.
Question 2: After Pune (Maharashtra), In which state of India, the central Government had set up the second Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)?
1. Arunachal Pradesh
2. Andhra Pradesh
3. Himachal Pradesh
4. Uttar Pradesh
Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region, Dr Jitendra Singh announced that Central Government will set up second Film and Television Institute of Indian (FTII) in Arunachal Pradesh. This announcement was made by Mr. Singh while addressing ‘Indian Entertainment Industry: Global Leader in Making’ conference organised by Bharat Niti and South India Film Chamber of Commerce in Itanagar.
Question 3: Indian Railways has finalised a plan to equip how many railway stations across India (including those in rural and remote areas) with Wi-Fi facilities at an estimated cost of Rs 700 crore?
Indian Railways has finalised a plan to equip nearly 8500 railway stations across India (including those in rural and remote areas) with Wi-Fi facilities at an estimated cost of Rs 700 crore. At 1200 railway stations, Wi-Fi facility will be provided to rail passengers while at about 7300 stations (in rural and remote areas) the facility will be available not only to passenger but also to local people.
Question 4: Central Government has sanctioned the construction of 14460 individual and community bunkers at a cost of Rs 415.73 crore for people living along the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB) in Jammu & Kashmir. What will be the Size of individual bunkers and the community bunkers?
1. 150 & 700 square feet
2. 160 & 800 square feet
3. 170 & 850 square feet
4. 180 & 900 square feet
5. 190 & 950 square feet
Central Government has sanctioned the construction of 14460 individual and community bunkers at a cost of Rs 415.73 crore for people living along the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB) in Jammu & Kashmir. Bunkers along the LoC and IB in Jammu & Kashmir would offer protection to border resident facing Pakistani shelling. 7162 underground bunkers would be constructed along the IB in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts, while 7298 bunkers would be constructed along the LoC in the twin districts of Rajouri and Poonch.
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Question 5: Which State Government has announced to launch ‘Muhafiz’ scheme, a major welfare initiative for providing institutionalized socio-economic security to workers in the unorganised sector of the state?
3. Himachal Pradesh
5. Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Government has announced to launch ‘Muhafiz’ scheme, a major welfare initiative for providing institutionalized socio-economic security to workers in the unorganised sector of the state. ’Muhafiz’ means ‘Guardian’ in English. Under this scheme, 3 lakh workers registered with Jammu and Kashmir Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board (JKBOCWWB), will be provided accidental, life and disability insurance cover.
Question 6: Indian Navy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with which Port Trust, for increasing the berthing capacity of naval ships in the port?
1. Chennai Port Trust
2. Kolkata Port Trust
3. Cochin Port Trust
4. Vishakapatnam Port Trust
5. Tuticorin Port Trust
Indian Navy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Cochin Port Trust (CPT) for increasing the berthing capacity of naval ships in Kochi. Under the MoU, Cochin Port Trust has leased 228 metres of berths at Mattancherry Wharf to Indian Navy for a period of five years. Approximate cost for this lease is Rs. 10 crore per annum. Availability of expanded berthing space will enable greater operational flexibility to Indian Naval ships based in Kochi. The MoU has been entered into by keeping into consideration the scheduled fleet expansion of Indian Navy in near future
Question 7: Which State Government had inaugurated and laid foundation stones of around 750 projects, worth more than Rs 500 crore, during “Vikas Samiksha Yatra”
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurated and laid foundation stones of around 750 projects, worth more than Rs 500 crore, in Begusarai and Khagaria districts. These projects were launched during Nitish Kumar’s state-wide “Vikas Samiksha Yatra” which began on December 28, 2017. Early on January 6, 2018, Nitish Kumar flagged off 294 projects worth Rs 236 crore at Gauchhari Kataha village in Khagaria. Later, he flagged off another 462 projects totalling around Rs 321 crore at Barbigghi village in Begusarai.
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Question 8: Which state has launched nearly 249 skill development centres throughout the state with the aim to improve skilled manpower?
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has launched nearly 249 skill development centres throughout Assam. These skill development centres aim to improve skilled manpower in Assam. These centres provide vocational training to the youth of Assam and help them to be financially independent.
Question 9: In which state, The International Kite Festival was celebrated?
4. New Delhi
The International Kite Festival started at Sabarmati River Front in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The International Kite Festival was inaugurated by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. Gujarat Governor O. P. Kohli was also present at the occasion. Nearly 149 foreign kite fliers from 44 countries are taking part in this festival.
Question 10: Which is the first State in India to launch High Risk Pregnancy (HRP) Portal which helps in early identification of high-risk pregnant cases, ensures timely referral of such cases to the civil hospitals for further management and delivery by specialists?
Haryana has become the first State in India to launch High Risk Pregnancy (HRP) Portal which helps in early identification of high-risk pregnant cases, ensures timely referral of such cases to the civil hospitals for further management and delivery by specialists. High Risk Pregnancy Policy has been implemented across Haryana since November 2017 for identifying 100 per cent name-based high-risk pregnancy cases up to grassroots level, and ensuring their delivery by specialists at civil hospitals.
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Question 11: Name the web portals that have been launched by Ministry of Women and Child Development to track missing and found children?
1. ‘Track-the-Child’ and ‘Khoya-Paya’
2. ‘TrackingChild’ and ‘Khoyaa-Payaa’
3. ‘ChildTracking’ and ‘Khoya-Paya’
4. ‘TrackChild’ and ‘Khoya-Paya’
5. ‘TrackTheChild’ and ‘Khoya-Paya’
‘TrackChild’ and ‘Khoya-Paya’ web portals have been launched by Ministry of Women and Child Development to track missing and found children. The ‘TrackChild’ web portal has been launched in joint association with stakeholders like Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Ministry of Railways, State Governments, Child Welfare Committees, Juvenile Justice Boards, National Legal Services Authority, etc. The ‘Khoya-Paya’ has been developed as a citizen corner on the ‘TrackChild’ portal.
Question 12: Who won the WTA Auckland Open Tennis title, in Auckland, New Zealand?
1. Julia Goerges
2. Michael Venus
3. Ellen Barry
4. Leanne Baker
5. Sacha Jones
Julia Goerges won the WTA Auckland Open Tennis title, in Auckland, New Zealand. Germany’s Julia Goerges defeated Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the finals of the WTA Auckland Open Tennis. Julia Goerges won the Auckland singles title. Julia Goerges has won the Auckland singles title for the first time. This was her ninth attempt to win the title.
Question 13: Which country hosted the Hopman Cup 2018?
2. New Zealand
Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic won the Hopman Cup title for Switzerland, in Perth, Australia. Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic won the deciding Fast4 mixed doubles 4-3 (3), 4-2 against Germany and won the Hopman Cup title for Switzerland. This is the third Hopman Cup title for Switzerland. Sw itzerland had won the Hopman Cup in 2001 previously. It was won by Roger Federer and Martina Hingis.
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Question 14: Name the Football player, who has moved from Liverpool to Barcelona team for 160 million Euros ($192 million) making this the second most expensive transfer in the world soccer history?
1. Francis Marion Bates
2. Artem Yurievich Sitak
3. Philippe Coutinho
4. Daniel King-Turner
5. Emily Fanning
Philippe Coutinho has moved from Liverpool to Barcelona team for 160 million Euros ($192 million) making this the second most expensive transfer in the world soccer history. Team Liverpool sold Brazilian football player Philippe Coutinho to Team Barcelona for 160 million Euros ($192 million). World’s most expensive transfer is Brazilian football player Neymar’s transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint Germain team in 2017.
Question 15: Which Advertising Agency designed the Three-stroke Khelo India logo?
1. Ogilvy India
2. Propaganda India
3. Havas Worldwide India
4. Grey India
Union Minister of State ( I/C)Youth Affairs and Sports Col Rajyavardhan Rathore launched Vibrant Khelo India logo at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. Three-stroke Khelo India logo has been designed by Ogilvy India. The logo design has been crowd sourced. It bears the colours of the national flag.
Question 16: To which Profession, Jerry Van Dyke belonged to?
Jerry Van Dyke, comedian and actor died at his home in Arkansas, US. Jerry Van Dyke was 86 years old. His health was in a bad state after he met with a car accident two years back. He is a famous comedian. He performed at military bases and in television programs. His first show was “The Dick Van Dyke Show”.
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Question 17: Name the former president of Toyota, who died recently due to pneumonia?
1. Tatsuro Toyoda
2. Kiichiro Toyoda
3. Ligamen Toyoda
4. Aurora Toyoda
5. Symon Toyoda
Tatsuro Toyoda, former president of Toyota died due to pneumonia at 88 years. Tatsuro Toyoda joined Toyota in 1953. Toyota was founded by Tatsuro Toyoda’s father Kiichiro Toyoda. In 1984 he took charge as the president of a new firm ventured by Toyota and General Motors. He was president of Toyota from 1992 to 1995.
Question 18: Who is the first person to fly in space shuttle and walk on the moon?
1. Ricki-Lee Coulter
2. Daniel Bedingfield
3. Aryan Jonnes
4. John Young
5. Jas Reegans
American astronaut John Young died due to complications from pneumonia in Houston, US. John Young flew the first space shuttle mission and walked on the moon. He was 87 years old. He became the first human to fly in space six times. He flew the first manned Gemini mission in 1965. He became the first person to orbit the Moon alone for Apollo 10 in 1969.
Question 19: Recently, the Unique Identification Authority of India has introduced a new measure named virtual ID to strengthen the privacy and security of Aadhaar data. The virtual ID is a _____ digit number
In an attempt to address security and privacy concerns around leakage of Aadhaar numbers and data, the Unique Identification Authority of India introduced two new measures – virtual ID and limited KYC. The virtual identity or virtual ID will be a random 16-digit number mapped to the Aadhaar number of a citizen, and will come with an expiration date.
Question 20: The Natural gas transmission company GAIL is soon to set up India’s first Coal-To-Gas Conversion Plant in which state?
3. West Bengal
India’s first plant to convert coal to synthetic gas is to be set up in Odisha under the supervision of state-run gas transmission utility GAIL.
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