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  1. Press Information Bureau Ashish Malik'sTHE HINDU Daily Current Affatr (With MCQs) 08/02/19 unacademy - AshishMalik-8996


  2. Macedonia signed - new member of NATO On February 6,2019,Macedonia signed an accord to join NATO to become the 30th member of the NATO military alliance. The historic agreement was signed between Macedonia's Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg . Macedonia Capital-Skopje Currency-Macedonian denar. Montenegro-joined NATO as its 29th member


  3. India becomes World's Second Largest Consumer and importer of LPG . As per Oil Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, India has become the second largest importer of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) after China The demand of LPG is expected to rise 34% from 2014 to 2025. . In India, LPG is mainly imported from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Iran.


  4. Parmanu Tech 2019 . Ministry of External Affairs and Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) organised Parmanu Tech 2019 in New Delhi to discuss the issues related to Nuclear Energy and Radiation Technologies. The main motive of this conference is to showcase India's capabilities in Nuclear Energy with environmental responsibility .Food Preservation, Agricultural & Industrial Applications: From farms to factories - Serving the National Cause Health care: Nuclear Medicine and Radiation therapy - Care to cure


  5. IFSC Authority Bil The Union Cabinet has approved establishment of a unified authority for regulating all financial services in International Financial Services Centres (IFSCs) in India through International Financial Services Centres Authority Bill, 2019.


  6. Features of IFSC Authority Bill, 2019 Management of the Authority The Authority shall consist of a Chairperson, one Member each to be nominated by the RBI, the Securities Exchange Board of India SEBI, the IRDAl and the PFRDA Two members are to be dominated by the Central Government and two other whole-time or full-time or part-time members. Function:s The Authority shall regulate all such financial services, financial products and Fls in an IFSC which has already been permitted by the Financial Sector Regulators for IFSCs The Authority shall also regulate such other financial products, financial services or Fls as may be notified by the Central Government from time to time. It may also recommend to the Central Government such other financial products, financial services and financial institutions which may be permitted in the IFSCs


  7. Powers All powers exercisable by the respective financial sector regulatory (viz RBI, SEBI, IRDAl, and PFRDA etc.) under the respective Acts shall be solely exercised by the Authority in the IFSCs. This is so far as the regulation of financial products, financial services and Fls that are permitted in the IFSC are concerned


  8. National Gas Grid The Government has envisaged to develop the National Gas Grid and has informed about the operational status. * At present about 16,788 Km natural gas pipeline is operational and about 14,239 Km gas pipelines are being developed to increase the availability of natural gas across the country. * These pipelines have been authorized by Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) and are at various stages of execution viz. Pre-Project activities/ laying/testing/commissioning etc.


  9. Aims and Objective To remove regional imbalance within the country with regard to access of natural gas and provide clean and green fuel throughout the country To connect gas sources to major demand centres and ensure availability of gas to consumers in various sectors. Development of City Gas Distribution Networks in various cities for supply of CNG and PNGs


  10. Estimate cost 1,069 cr. .Land to be acquired 6.57 hectares Tunnelled rail link Vizhinjam seaport- Balaramapuram rail link 10.7 km KRCL, experts in tunnel construction, submits DPR 9.02 km of the rail link through tunnel It's second longest rail tunnel in the country KERALA The single line can ply nine rakes a day . New rail link by May 2022 Thiruvananthapuram t9.02 km 10.7 km_ Longest rail tunnels in India . 11.26-km Pir Panjal tunnel, connecting Banihal and Hillar 7.2-km Sangaldan tunnel in Katra-Banihal section of


  11. India's FIRST CAREER PORTAL Where: Rajasthan The portal launched with the support of United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is expected to help the students take "informed decisions" about their academic and professional pursuits. By enabling the students to choose their career path matching with their aspirations, interest, inclination and aptitude, the portal would reduce dropouts at various stages in schools and improve retention in jobs The portal was developed by UNICEF after an assessment of needs, awareness and perspective of students, teachers and system functionaries.


  12. MCQs - 08/02/2019 . Q-1 Which would be set up under Rashtriya Gokul Mission? . a) Rashtriya Samridhi Yojana . b) Rashtriya Atal Yojana . c) Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog d) Rashtriya Seva Aayog


  13. Q-2 Which country is largest producer of Rice? . a) Vietnam . b) India . c) Indonesia d) China


  14. Q-3 What percentage reduction(anually) is aimed at road fatalities under Zero Fatality Mission? a)30 b)20 c)10 d)40


  15. Q-3 What percentage reduction(anually) is aimed at road fatalities under Zero Fatality Mission? a)30 b)20 C)10 d)40


  16. . Q-4 Hera Mission is being started by which space agency? .a)ESA . b)ISRO c)NASA


  17. . Q-4 Hera Mission is being started by which space agency? .a)ESA . b)ISRO c)NASA


  18. . Q-5 Macedonia signed an accord to join NATO to become the 30th, whiclh was the 29th? A. Montenegro B. Melanecia C. Marshal Islands D. Medagascar


  19. . Q-5 Macedonia signed an accord to join NATO to become the 30th, whiclh was the 29th? A. Montenegro B. Melanecia C. Marshal Islands D. Medagascar


  20. Q-6 Monazite sands contain certain radioactive elements especially Uranium. It is found in which state .a)Goa b)Karnataka c)Kerala . d)Tamil Nadu


  21. Q.7 Longest rail tunnel in India: A. Sangaldan Tunnel B. Pir Panjal Tunnel C. Chenani-Nashri Tunnel D. Berdewadi Tunnel


  22. . Q.8 India's FIRST CAREER PORTAL has been launched in: A. Punjab B. Madhya Pradesh C. Haryana D. Rajasthan


  23. . Q.8 India's FIRST CAREER PORTAL has been launched in: A. Punjab B. Madhya Pradesh C. Haryana D. Rajasthan