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Current Affairs for SSC CGL Exams - 02 JUNE 2019

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Current Affairs for SSC CGL Exams - 02 JUNE 2019


::NATIONAL::

VP urges nation to move towards progressive thinking

• Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has underlined the need for writers and litterateurs to promote progressive and positive thinking among the people even while holding a mirror to the happenings in society.

• Vice President said that Veeresalingam was popularly known as Raja Ram Mohan Roy of Andhra and he was a strong advocate of widow remarriage, opposed the dowry and caste system as also child marriage and batted for empowering women through education.

• Stressing the need for protecting and preserving native languages, Mr Naidu urged intellectuals, educationists and journalists to strive towards promoting progressive thinking and bringing about an attitudinal change among the people to eliminate social evils.

Ex-EC denies possibility of manipulation EVM-VVPAT system

• Former Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi has said that there is no possibility of manipulating the EVM-VVPAT system. He however said that the Election Commission should explain to the opposition and the people by clearing doubts about it.

• In the recent LokSabha elections, the opposition had alleged that Electronic Voting Machines and VVPAT (Voter Verified Paper Trail Machines) were being manipulated. The EC had refuted the allegations.

• On the opposition demand to go back to the ballot paper voting system, Quraishi said, rather than doing away with the EVMs, one should look at improving these machines.

::ECONOMY::

GST collection crosses 1lakh crore for the third time

• Even after slowdown in industrial activity, the Government managed to collect more than ₹1 lakh crore plus in May. This is third consecutive month of ₹1 lakh crore plus mobilization. However, collection in May was lower than all-time high of April.

• The growth in revenue collection has come at a time when industrial production has slowed down. Growth rate in Core sector (comprising of eight industrial sectors, steel, coal, electricity, cement, Refinery production, crude oil, natural gas and fertiliser) dropped to 2.6 per cent in April.

• These eight sectors together comprise of over 40 per cent in Index of Industrial Production (IIP), which reflects performance of overall industry. April figure for IIP to be released on June 12 while it turned negative in March.

• The revenue in May, 2018 was ₹ 94,016 crore and the revenue during May, 2019 is a growth of 6.67 per cent over the revenue in the same month last year. The revenue in May 2019 is 2.21 per cent higher than the monthly average of GST revenue in FY 2018-19 (₹ 98,114 crore).

• An amount of ₹ 18,934 crore has been released to the states as GST compensation for the months of February-March, 2019.

HRD ministry gives clarification on new draft policy

• The Centre has clarified that it has not taken any decision on the three-language system as suggested in the draft New Education Policy (NEP) prepared by a panel headed by eminent scientist K Kasturirangan.

• In a statement issued yesterday, Human Resource Development Ministry said, this is a draft policy submitted by the committee and is placed for the views of the general public. The HRD ministry said, the final decision will be taken after consulting state governments and getting feedback from the public.

• Union HRD Minister Ramesh PokhriyalNishank also clarified that it is just a recommendation and not a government policy. He said Prime Minister NarendraModi has already said that no particular language will be imposed on any region.

• Mr Nishank said it is just a draft and government will be collecting information from various states and then it will have further discussions.

• The committee led by former ISRO Chief K Kasturirangan submitted the draft education policy to the HRD Minister on Friday.

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::INTERNATIONAL::

Trump urges for no deal Brexit for Britain

• US President Donald Trump has said that Britain should go for a no-deal Brexit with the EU and refuse to pay the agreed 39 billion pounds (45 billion euros, USD 50 billion) divorce bill.

• In an interview with the Sunday Times on the eve of his visit to London, Mr Trump urged Britain's government to follow his rule book in negotiating deals when it came to Brexit.

• Theresa May is to resign on 7th June after failing to get her EU divorce text through parliament.

• Mr Trump is to embark on a three-day state visit to Britain from tomorrow, during which he will meet Queen Elizabeth II and have talks with Ms May.

Tanzania becomes yet another African nation banning plastic bags

• A plastic bag ban comes into force in Tanzania as Africa leads efforts to stem the tide of plastic pollution. Tanzania is banning the importation, production, sale and use of plastic bags.

• It becomes the 34th African country to implement such restrictions, according to the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP).

• Tanzania, known for wildlife tourism, has also issued a notice to travellers that they will have to "surrender" plastic bags in their possession before entering the country.

• Globally, 127 countries have some sort of plastic bag legislation. 91 of these include a ban or restriction on manufacturing, importation and retail distribution, according to the UNEP.

::SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY::

AYUSH ministry launches app to expand coverage of events

• AYUSH Ministry has launched a mobile application to enable people to locate yoga events and centres providing training and instructors.

• The mobile app was launched ahead of International Yoga Day on June 21. According to a senior official of the AYUSH ministry, yoga locator is a map-based location app which will also enable yoga instructors to register themselves and reach out to a large number of people.

• It will be a permanent app which will give information to people about yoga activities happening in their vicinity throughout the year.

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Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 02 June 2019

Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 02 June 2019

1. Draft National Education Policy 2019 has been entrusted to the Union Human Resource Development Minister, who is the chairman of this committee?

a. Dr. Kasturirangan
b. Dr. R. Madhavan
c. Dr. C. K. NAIDU
d. NONE OF THESE

2. Which state has banned e-cigarette sales and advertising?

a. GUJRAT
b. TELANGANA
c. BIHAR
d. RAJASTHAN

3. Which state of India has won the 2019 WHO Award for Tobacco Control?

a. UTTAR PRADESH
b. MADHYA PRADESH
c. RAJASTHAN
d. DELHI

Answer :
1 (a) 2 (d) 3 (c)

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Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 01 JUNE 2019

Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 01 JUNE 2019

1. Which two countries have recently been removed from the currency surveillance list by the US?

a. India and Switzerland
b. India and Pakistan
c. Nepal and Australia
d. Australia and India

2. What is India’s ranking in the IMD World Competition Index?

a. 40th
b. 41st
c. 42nd
d. 43rd

3. Who became the new Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea?

a. Michael Somare
b. Peter O'Neill
c. James Marape
d. Mekere Morauta

Answer:
1(a), 2(d), 3(c)

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Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 31 MAY 2019

Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 31 MAY 2019

1. Which Indian has been appointed as the Commander of the United Nations Mission in Sudan?

a. Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinakar
b. Lieutenant General Pradeep Sharma
c. Lieutenant General Rajeev Kumar
d. Lieutenant General Manoj Pandey

2. Which organization tested the new version of the sky missile?

a. HAL
b. ISRO
c. DRDO
d. None of these

3. Who is the new chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh?

a. Chowna Mein
b. Takam Pario
c. Pema Khandu
d. Nabam Tuki

Answer:
1(a), 2(c), 3(c)

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Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 29 MAY 2019

Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 29 MAY 2019

1. Which country has recently launched the world's largest nuclear icebreaker "Ural"?

a. Russia
b. France
c. Japan
d. China

2. Where is the headquarters of United Nations Human Habitation Program located?

a. Mombasa
b. Harare
c. Bulawayo
d. Nairobi

3. Which place of Madhya Pradesh has been recently included in the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites?

a. Sagar
b. Orai
c. Orchha
d. Satna

Answer:
1(a), 2(d), 3(c)

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Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 27 MAY 2019

Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 27 MAY 2019

1. Which aircraft of Indian Air Force has been certified for flying through indigenous bio-jet fuel?

a. AN-31
b. AN-32
c. AN-33
d. AN-34

2. Who took the oath as the new President of Ukraine?

a. Petro Poroshenko
b. Oleksandr Turchynov
c. Viktor Yanukovych
d. Volodymyr Zelensky

3. International Biodiversity Day is celebrated on?

a. 21 MAY
b. 22 MAY
c. 23 MAY
d. 24 MAY

Answer:
1(b), 2(d), 3(b)

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Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 26 MAY 2019

Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 26 MAY 2019

1. Which two countries have been recently declared malaria free by WHO?

a. India and China
b. India and Algeria
c. India and Argentina
d. Algeria and Argentina

2. New Space India Limited (NSlL) is the commercial organ of which organization?

a. JAXA
b. ISRO
c. NASA
d. None of these

3. Which Space Agency has recently announced to send a mission called "Artemis" to the Moon?

a. NASA
b. ESA
c. ISRO
d. JAXA

Answer:
1(d), 2(b), 3(a)

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Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 25 MAY 2019

Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 25 MAY 2019

1. Who has been elected as the new President of South Africa?

a. Jacob Zuma
b. Cyril Ramaphosa
c. Joko Widodo
d. Baleka Mbete

2. The Shaheen-2 missile is related to which country?

a. Saudi Arabia
b. Iran
c. India
d. Pakistan

3. Which place India got in the Kids Rights Index 2019?

a. 115th
b. 116th
c. 117th
d. 118th

Answer:
1(b), 2(d), 3(c)

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Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 24 MAY 2019

Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 24 MAY 2019

1. Which Indian Peacekeeper will be awarded with Dag Hammarskjold Medal 2019 given by United Nations?

a. Jitendra kumar
b. Surendra kumar
c. Virendra singh
d. Charan singh

2. Which Mountaineer recently climbed Mount Everest for the record 24th time?

a. Arunima Sinha
b. Santosh Yadav
c. Bachendri Pal
d. Kami Rita Sherpa

3. Which Indian diplomat will be awarded Japan's second highest national award "Order of the Rising Sun" 2019.

a. Sanjay Kumar Verma
b. Sujan R. Chinoy
c. Shyam Saran
d. Sanjeev Kumar

Answer:
1(a), 2(d), 3(c)

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Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 23 MAY 2019

Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 23 MAY 2019

1. ISRO’s recently launched Radar Imaging Satellite RISAT-2B used which launch vehicle?

a. PLSV C-46
b. PLSV C-47
c. PLSV C-48
d. PLSV C-49

2. Which country has recently launched "Golden Card" for permanent residence system?

a. QATAR
b. U.A.E.
c. JORDAN
d. KUWAIT

3. Anti-terrorism Day is celebrated in India on which Date?

a. 18 MAY
b. 19 MAY
c. 20 MAY
d. 21 MAY

Answer:
1(a), 2(b), 3(d)

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Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 22 MAY 2019

Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 22 MAY 2019

1. Who has been elected President of Indonesia again in 2019?

a. Suharto
b. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
c. Joko Widodo
d. None of these

2. What is the first Asian country to give legal sanction to gay marriage?

a. China
b. Japan
c. India
d. Taiwan

3. Who is appointed as the new high commissioner of Pakistan in India?

a. Mueenul Haq
b. Naghmana Hashmi
c. Zaheer Janjua
d. Mustaq ahmed

Answer:
1(c), 2(d), 3(a)

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Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 21 MAY 2019

Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 21 MAY 2019

1. Who won the title of the men's title in the Italian Open tennis tournament 2019?

A. Rafael Nadal
B. Roger Federer
C. Novak Djokovic
D. John Isner

2. Which country's scientists have created a special microscope to detect skin cancer?

A. AMERICA
B. CANADA
C. JAPAN
D. CHINA

3. Which committee has submitted its report on digital payment to RBI?

A. Narasimham Committee
B. Vipin Malik Committee
C. Urjit Patel Committee
D. Nandan Nilekani Committee

Answer:
1(a), 2(b), 3(d)

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Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 20 MAY 2019

Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 20 MAY 2019

1. Which organization issued "Payment and Settlement Systems in India: Vision 2019-2021"?

A. STATE BANK OF INDIA
B. BANK OF BARODA
C. CENTRAL BANK OF INDIA
D. RESERVE BANK OF INDIA

2. Which country has banned all versions of Wikipedia?

A. JAPAN
B. INDONESIA
C. CHINA
D. SINGAPORE

3. In which city was the Service Selection Board of Indian Navy (SSB) started?

A. DELHI
B. BANGALORE
C. PUNE
D. KOLKATA
 

Answer:
1(d), 2(c), 3(d)

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Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 19 MAY 2019

Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 19 MAY 2019

1. Which Indian Armed Forces tested the MRSAM missile?

a. Indian Navy
b. Indian army
c. Indian airforce
d. None of these

2. Who is the author of "Coming round the mountain" book?

a. Chetan bhagat
b. Salman Rushdie
c. J. K. Rowling
d. Ruskin bond

3. Which Indian has been awarded the UN Sasakawa Award 2019 for Disaster Risk Reduction?

a. Surendra kumar saha
b. Pramod kumar mishra
c. Sashi sekhar singh
d. None of thes

Answer:
1(a), 2(d), 3(b)

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Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 18 MAY 2019

Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 18 MAY 2019

1. India's first engine-less train completed 1 lakh kilometers, what is the name given to this train?

a. Rajdhani express
b. shatabdi express
c. sampoorn kranti express
d. vande bharat express

2. World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is celebrated on?

a. 16 may
b. 17 may
c. 18 may
d. 19 may

3. Cocos Islands is a part of which country?

a. India
b. Australia
c. England
d. Srilanka
 

Answer:
1(d), 2(b), 3(b)

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Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 17 MAY 2019

Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 17 MAY 2019

1. Which country's scientists have created a fully recyclable plastic Poly Di-Ketoenamine(PDK)?

A. JAPAN
B. CHINA
C. INDIA
D. USA

2. India has signed an initiative called "Christchurch Calls", with which issue is this initiative related?

A. Unemployment
B. Poverty
C. Terrorism
D. Nationalism

3. Who has been appointed the coach of Indian male football team?

A. Bhaichung Bhutia
B. Shabbir Ali
C. Isac Doru
D. Igor Stimac

Answer:
1(d), 2(c), 3(d)

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Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 16 MAY 2019

Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 16 MAY 2019

1. Who won the women's singles title in the Madrid Open Tennis Tournament 2019?

a. Kiki Bertens
b. Simona Halep
c. Naomi Osaka
d. Stefanos Tsitsipas

2. Which Indian government organization has established Venture Capital Fund for agricultural and rural start-ups?

a. National Rurban Mission (NRuM)
b. CAPART
c. NIRD
d. NABARD

3. Which two countries jointly organized the 2019 ADMM-PLUS marine practice?

a. South Korea and USA
b. South Korea and CHINA
c. South Korea and JAPAN
d. South Korea and Singapore

Answer:
1(a), 2(d), 3(d)

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Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 15 MAY 2019

Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 15 MAY 2019

1. Who has been selected as CEAT International Bowler of the Year 2019?

a. Rashid khan
b. Jaspreet Bumrah
c. Harbajan singh
d. Umesh yadav

2. Which country has tested the world's fastest bullet train "alpha-x"?

a. Japan
b. France
c. China
d. Germany

3. United Nations has decided to organize an ocean conference 2020 in which city?

a. Porto
b. Coimbra
c. Evora
d. Lisbon

Answer:
1(b), 2(a), 3(d)

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Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 14 MAY 2019

Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 14 MAY 2019

1. Which Indian vessel participated in "Group Sail" naval exercise in the South China Sea?

A. INS KOLKATA AND INS SHAKTI
B. INS VIRAT AND INS SHAKTI
C. INS VIRAT AND INS KOLKATA
D. NONE OF THESE

2. Who has created New Guinness record for ‘Longest Dancing Marathon By An Individual’?

A. Shovana Narayan
B. Mallika Sarabhai
C. Vandana
D. Yamini 'Poornatilaka' Krishnamurthy

3. In which country will be the G-7 summit of 2019 organized?

A. JAPAN
B. CHINA
C. FRANCE
D. U.S.A
 

Answer:
1(a), 2(c), 3(c)

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Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 13 MAY 2019

Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 13 MAY 2019

1. Who is the new Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court appointed?

a. Dinesh Maheshwari
b. Subhro Kamal Mukherjee
c. P. D. Dinakaran
d. Abhay Shreeniwas Oka

2. World migratory bird day is celebrated?

a. 9 may
b. 10 may
c. 11 may
d. 12 may

3. Where is the headquarters of Konkan Railway Corporation Limited located

a. Navi Mumbai
b. Secunderabad
c. Bilaspur
d. kolkata
 

Answer:
1(d), 2(c), 3(a)

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Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 12 MAY 2019

Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 12 MAY 2019

1. Which Indian company became the official sponsor of the Afghanistan Cricket team for Cricket World Cup 2019?

a. Patanjali
b. Amul
c. Godrej
d. Tata

2. Who became the second country in the world to declare climate emergency?

a. Venice
b. Istanbul
c. Porto
d. Ireland

3. National Technology Day is celebrated in India?

a. 11 may
b. 12 may
c. 13 May
d. 14 may
 

Answer:
1(b), 2(d), 3(a)

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