Current Affairs MCQ 2019
Question 1. where does Three-days Flamingo festival was held? 1. Hamirsar Lake 2. Blue Bird Lake 3. Wular Lake 4. Pulicat Lake
Three days Flamingo festival from 8th January has begun at area around Pulicat Lake area (on the border of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil nadu) * Nearly 80 varieties like flamingos, which arrive from as far off as Siberia and the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat, were present in the lake * Pulicat Lake is the second largest brackish water lake or lagoon in India, after Chilika Lake
uestion 2. 'Pratyush' was in new recently. What it is? 1. Health incentive. 2. Space mission 3. Supercomputeir 4. Swachta program
Union Minister of Earth Sciences Dr Harsh Vardhan dedicated India's fastest and first multi-petaflops supercomputer to the nation in Pune. * The supercomputer named as 'Pratyush' meaning the Sun, will be a national facility for improving weather and climate forecasts and services.
Question 3.what is Mankidia? Name of wildlife sanctuary 2. Name of tribal group 3. UNESCO world heritage site 4. Govt. of India's Program
Mankidia, one of the 13 Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG) in Odisha, were denied habitat right inside the Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) * Mankidia, a marginalised group that critically depends on making rope with siali fibre that's richly available in Similipal, would now be deprived of the non-timber forest produce * There are total 75 PVTG in India as announce by Ministry of Home Affairs
Question 4. where will be India's second FTII will be set up? 1. Uttar Pradesh 2. Maharashtra 3. National capital Region 4. Arunachal pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh would get its first Film and Television Institute, being set up by the Union Government. * This would be the second such one in the country * The first Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) was set up in Pune, arn autonomous institute operating under the Information and Broadcasting Ministry
Important report published by WEF and India's Ranking in 2018 * Global Competitive Index -58th * Global Gender Gap Report - 142nd * Global Travel and Tourism Report - 3rd * Global Risk Report * Global Information Technology * Global Manufacturing Index -30th
The ISRO successfully launched the PSLV-C40, carrying weather observation satellite Cartosat-2F and 30 other satellites, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. * Out of the 31 Satellites, 28 belonging to 6 other countrie:s * The Cartosat series of satellites are a type of eartlh * Up till now 8 Cartosat satellites have been launched by * The Cartosat series is a part of the Indian Remote which are Canada, Finland, France, Korea, UK and US observation satellites indigenously built by India ISRO Sensing Programme.
Question 9. where is World's largest solar thermal plant is to be built? 1. India 2. Australia 3. United States of America 4. China
The world's largest solar-thermal power plant has been given development approval by the South Australian government * The capacity of the plant will be 150 megawatt. * The construction of power plant will begin in 2018 at an estimated cost of $509 million.
Question 10. 'Vajra Prahar' is a military exercise between India and which country. 1. U.S.A 2. Japan 3. Afghanistan 4. Uzbekistan
In line with the increasing military cooperation between India and the US, yet another edition of the joint military exercise 'Vajra Prahar' was held at Seattle,Washington in US * 'Vajra Prahar' is an Indo-US Special Forces joint training exercise conducted alternately in India and the US. * Though the exercise began in 2010, there was a gap of three years between 2012 and 2015. The last edition was held in Jodhpur in March 2017
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