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Q. Who is the Chief Minister of Jharkhand?
(a) Raghubar Das
(b) Draupadi Murmu
(c) Arjun Munda
(d) Manohar Lal Khattar
Answer: (a) Raghubar Das
Explanation: Raghubar Das is the Chief Minister of Jharkhand state of India. He was sworn in as the 6th chief minister of Jharkhand on 28 December 2014. He is an Indian politician and belongs to Bharatiya Janata Party.
Q. Which country was identified as the country with the highest risk in terms of bribery threats in South Asia?
Answer: (d) Bangladesh
Explanation: The Global Bribery Risk Index identified as the country with the highest risk in terms of bribery threats in South Asia. Bangladesh scored 72 out of 100 in 2019, which is two points higher than its score in 2018. The global average score is 51. If a country gets a higher score, it means it is at a higher risk of business bribery.
Q. Who is the governor of Jharkhand?
(a) Draupadi Murmu
(b) Acharya Devvrat
(c) Vajubhai Vala
(d) Najma Heptulla
Answer: (a) Draupadi Murmu
Explanation: Draupadi Murmu is an Indian politician who is the 8th and current Governor of Jharkhand since May 2015.
Q. How much did Assam State Government allocate _________ for the development of Assam’s Pathsala town?
(a) Rs.20 crore
(b) Rs.30 crore
(c) Rs.40 crore
(d) Rs.50 crore
Answer: (b) Rs.30 crore
Explanation: The Assam State Government has allocated Rs.30 crore for the development of Assam’s Pathsala town. The allocated funds will be spent on construction of a flyover, roads, and other schemes. The announcement was made by State PWD Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma while laying the foundation stone of the Tihu-Dumni road at Kenduguri.
Q. Which Software company is to launch the Global High-Resolution Atmospheric Forecasting System, which will be able to predict conditions up to 12 hours in advance?
(b) TCSwrong Image
Answer: (c) IBM
Explanation: IBM is to launch IBM GRAF, the Global High-Resolution Atmospheric Forecasting System, which will be able to predict conditions up to 12 hours in advance. Such kind of precise forecasting system has been available in the United States, Japan, and some west European countries.
Q. Which South Asian country tops the list of TRACE Bribery Risk Matrix with highest bribery risk?
Answer: (d) Somalia
Explanation:The Trace Bribery Risk Matrix is an international list released every year. This year, a list of 200 countries has been released. The country which has been given the highest ranking in this list is the most affected country. New Zealand is in the first place and Somalia is at 200th position.
Q. Recently Jordan has ended a provision of the 25-year-old peace treaty with which country?
Answer: (a) Israel
Explanation:A treaty was signed between Jordan and Israel on 26 October 1994. As per the provisions of this treaty ‘Bakhura’ and ‘Al Ghamar’, the border areas between the two countries will be covered in the treaty.
Q. Which organisation has set up the Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (OCSAE) Prevention Unit to counter the growing menace of child porn on the internet?
(a) Ministry of Women & Child Development
(b) Central Bureau of Investigation
(c) Supreme Court
(d) Indian Council for Child Welfare
Answer: (b) Central Bureau of Investigation
Explanation:The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has recently set up the Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (OCSAE) Prevention and Investigation Unit in New Delhi to tackle the growing menace of child porn.
Q. Which country stood last in the 2019 Global Bribery Risk Index ranking?
(b) North Korea
(c) South Sudan
Answer: (d) Somalia
Explanation: According to the Global Bribery Risk Index, Somalia stood last with the highest risk in the 2019 Global Bribery Risk Index ranking. If a country gets a higher score, it means it is at a higher risk of business bribery.
Q. India ranked __________ in the Global Bribery Risk Index in the year 2019.
Answer: (b) 78th
Explanation: India ranked 78th in the Global Bribery Risk Index out of 178 countries. The index was released by Trace Bribery Risk Matrix. India scored with a total risk score of 48. TRACE provides a score from 1 to 100 to each country for each domain. If a country gets a higher score, it means it is at a higher risk of business bribery.
Q. Which country’s satellite Hayabusa-2 has started a journey to return to Earth from an asteroid named Ryugu?
(a) North Korea
(b) South Korea
Answer: (d) Japan
Explanation:The Japanese space organization’s (JAXA) spacecraft Hayabusa-2 reached the asteroid Ryugu, 300 million kilometers from Earth, after a three-and-a-half-year journey. It has collected some samples of the asteroid and now it is returning to Earth.
Q. Which Indian player has been named in TIME 100 Next list?
(a) Rohit Sharma
(b) Dutee Chand
(c) Smriti Mandhana
(d) PV Sindhu
Answer: (b) Dutee Chand
Explanation:Indian athlete Dutee Chand has been included in the TIME 100 Next list. This list has been launched under the expansion of the list of 100 most effective people in the world. It includes those people who are ready to make a future in business, recreation, sports, politics, health and science.
Q. ISRO has selected 12 potential astronauts for which mission?
(a) Gaganyaan Mission
(b) Chandrayaan-3 Mission
(c) Mangal Mission
(d) None of the Above
Answer: (a) Gaganyaan Mission
Explanation:Twelve people of the Indian Air Force have been selected as potential astronauts for the Gaganyaan mission. Seven of them have gone to Russia for training. When these seven potential astronauts will come back from Russia, the remaining selected astronauts will be sent for training.
Q. When the world UNESCO week will be observed?
(a) 14 to 20 November
(b) 20 to 25 November
(c) 19 to 25 November
(d) 30 November to 6 December
Answer: (c) 19 to 25 November
Explanation:World Heritage Week 2019 will be observed from 19 to 25 November. For this day, special programs and competitions will be organized by the Department of Archeology and various organizations.
Q. The foundation day of Jharkhand falls on the birth anniversary of tribal leader __________.
(a) Rehma Vasave
(b) Birsa Munda
(c) Bangaru Devi
(d) Bisoi Pandey
Answer: (b) Birsa Munda
Explanation: Jharkhand, the land of forests, was formed on 15 November 2000. It is celebrating its 19th year of constitution in the year 2019. It was previously the southern half of Bihar. The foundation day of the State falls on the birth anniversary of tribal leader Birsa Munda who is also known as Bhagwan Birsa. He played a vital role in India’s struggle for freedom.
Q. Which Country topped the Global Bribery Risk Index in the year 2019?
(a) New Zealand
Answer: (a) New Zealand
Explanation: New Zealand topped the Global Bribery Risk Index in the year 2019. According to the list, the 5 countries with the lowest bribery risk in the world are New Zealand, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland. If a country gets a higher score, it means it is at a higher risk of business bribery.
Q. Which State does not share a border with Jharkhand?
(c) Madhya Pradesh
(d) Uttar Pradesh
Answer: (c) Madhya Pradesh
Explanation: Jharkhand borders with the states of Bihar to the north, Uttar Pradesh to the northwest, Chhattisgarh to the west, Odisha to the south, West Bengal to the east
Q. How much amount of fund has been pledged by India towards UN development activities for 2020?
(a) USD 13.5 million
(b) USD 15.5 million
(c) USD 18.5 million
(d) USD 20.5 million
Answer: (a) USD 13.5 million
Explanation:India has recently pledged to contribute USD 13.5 million for various operational and developmental activities of the United Nations (UN) and its agencies for the year 2020.
Q. When did NITI Aayog launch the series with a workshop titled Health System for a New India: Building Blocks?
Answer: (d) 2018
Explanation: The Development Dialogues series have been initiated to generate debate and discussions on the vision of the nation. On 30 November 2018, NITI Aayog launched the series with a workshop titled Health System for a New India: Building Blocks. The dialogue engaged international and national experts and key stakeholders to discuss the trajectory of India’s health system. It aims to facilitate multi-sectoral and stakeholder conversations on a systemic approach to reforming healthcare in India.