23 Feb

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The Interim Budget was presented recently by the Finance minister. Certain very significant announcements were made in this budget. Any Govt. job aspirant must be aware of these announcements and the General Awareness questions pertaining to them that can be asked in the exam.

The set of 30 select Current Affairs questions given below covers the Interim Budget along with the other crucial national and international events to have taken place recently. The faculty members renowned for offering the Best SSC CGL Coaching in Delhi have painstakingly framed this quiz for your benefit. There is a high probability of these questions or some similar ones being there in your upcoming Competitive Exams.

General Knowledge February Quiz

Question 1. National Road Safety Week 2019 was observed between 4th February and 10th February. What was its theme?
a. Improving Road Security in India
b. Safer Roads for all Indians
c. Sadak Suraksha-Jeevan Raksha
d. Let’s Make Roads Safer

Answer: Sadak Suraksha-Jeevan Raksha

Question 2. Corruption Perception Index 2018 was published recently by the Transparency International. What was India’s position on this index?
a. 61st
b. 72nd
c. 73rd
d. 78th

Answer: 78th

Question 3. Which team did Vidarbha beat in the finals to lift the Irani Cup 2019?
a. Rest of India
b. Tamil Nadu
c. Delhi
d. Karnataka

Answer: Rest of India

Question 4. Swachh Shakti 2019, a national event focusing on the role of rural women in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, was held recently in
a. Kurukshetra, Haryana
b. Ajmer, Rajasthan
c. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
d. Ranchi, Jharkhand

Answer: Kurukshetra, Haryana

Question 5. Who is the author of the book ‘Undaunted: Saving the Idea of India’?
a. Subramanian Swamy
b. P Chidambaram
c. Arun Shourie
d. Shashi Tharoor

Answer: P Chidambaram

Question 6. Vande Bharat Express, India’s 1st Engineless Semi High Speed Train, will commute from New Delhi to
a. Jaipur
b. Pune
c. Varanasi
d. Ahmadabad

Answer: Varanasi

Question 7. Name the winner of Asian Cup 2019 Football tournament.
a. United Arab Emirates
b. Japan
c. Qatar
d. China

Answer: Qatar

Question 8. The limit of collateral-free agriculture loans has been raised by RBI from Rs.1 Lakh to
a. Rs. 1.4 Lakh
b. Rs. 1.6 Lakh
c. Rs. 1.8 Lakh
d. Rs. 2 Lakh

Answer: Rs. 1.6 Lakh

Question 9. World Cancer Day (WCD) is observed annually on 4th February. The theme of WCD 2019 was
a. I can and I will
b. Fighting Cancer with Dignity
c. Preventing and Curing Cancer
d. I am and I will

Answer: I am and I will

Question 10. Name the winner of Ranji Trophy 2018-19.
a. Vidarbha
b. Rajasthan
c. Tamil Nadu
d. Mumbai

Answer: Vidarbha

Question 11. RBI in its recent bi-monthly monetary policy review lowered the LAF rates by 25 basis points. Which of the following is correct with respect to the current policy rates?
a. Repo rate: 6.25%
b. Reverse Repo rate: 6%
c. Bank rate & Marginal Standing Facility rate: 6.50%
d. All of the above

Answer: All of the above

Question 12. Who among the following became the fastest Indian bowler to get 100 wickets in ODI cricket?
a. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
b. Umesh Yadav
c. Mohammed Shami
d. Jasprit Bumrah

Answer: Mohammed Shami

Question 13. Under the PM-KISAN scheme, a financial assistance of Rs. 6000/- will be provided annually to small farmers having a landholding of less than 2 hectares. PM KISAN stands for
a. Pradhan Mantri Kisan Suraksha Nidhi
b. Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi
c. Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sahayata Nidhi
d. Pradhan Mantri Kisan Seva Nidhi

Answer: Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi

Question 14. The standard deduction for the purpose of Income Tax assessment was raised in the Interim Budget from Rs. 40,000 to
a. Rs. 50,000
b. Rs. 60,000
c. Rs. 70,000
d. Rs. 75,000

Answer: Rs. 50,000

Question 15. Which of the following bodies is going to be established for the protection, conservation & development of India’s cattle population?
a. Rashtriya Gauraksha Aayog
b. Rashtriya Gaay Aayog
c. Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog
d. None of the above

Answer: Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog

Question 16. As per the proposed tax rebate announced in the budget, no Income Tax will have to be paid by individuals whose income is up to
a. Rs. 3.5 lakh per annum
b. Rs. 4 lakh per annum
c. Rs. 4.5 lakh per annum
d. Rs. 5 lakh per annum

Answer: Rs. 5 lakh per annum

Question 17. As per the Interim Budget, India’s Current Account Deficit for the fiscal year 2018-19 is projected to be
a. 2% of GDP
b. 2.5% of GDP
c. 3% of GDP
d. 3.5% of GDP

Answer: 2.5% of GDP

Question 18. Which of the following is/are correct with respect to India’s fiscal deficit figures presented in the interim budget?
a. 2018-19: 3.4% of GDP
b. 2019-20: 3.4% of GDP
c. 2020-21: 3% of GDP
d. All of the above

Answer: All of the above

Question 19. World Government Summit 2019 was held recently in
a. New York, USA
b. Dubai, UAE
c. Moscow, Russia
d. Tokyo, Japan

Answer: Dubai, UAE

Question 20. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion has been renamed to
a. Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade
b. Department for Promotion of Industry and Exports
c. Department of Industrial Policy and Development
d. Department of Industrial Trade and Development

Answer: Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade

Question 21. The threshold for TDS (Tax Deduction at Source) on rent has been hiked from Rs. 1.8 Lakh per annum to
a. Rs. 2.4 Lakh per annum
b. Rs. 2.8 Lakh per annum
c. Rs. 3 Lakh per annum
d. Rs. 3.6 Lakh per annum

Answer: Rs. 2.4 Lakh per annum

Question 22. Frank Bainimarama, who was recently conferred the 2019 Sustainable Development Leadership Award, is the Prime Minister of
a. Morocco
b. Cambodia
c. Fiji
d. Mauritius

Answer: Fiji

Question 23. Name the animal that was made the mascot of 39th National Games to be held in Meghalaya in 2022.
a. Lion Tailed Macaque
b. Blackbuck
c. One Horned Rhinoceros
d. Clouded Leopard

Answer: Clouded Leopard

Question 24. What amount will be paid as pension to workers from unorganized sector after the age of 60 years under the Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan scheme?
a. Rs. 2000 per month
b. Rs. 3000 per month
c. Rs. 3500 per month
d. Rs. 4000 per month

Answer: Rs. 3000 per month

Question 25. In the 2019 interim budget, the Govt. has proposed an increase in tax-free gratuity limit up to
a. Rs. 30 Lakh
b. Rs. 35 Lakh
c. Rs. 40 Lakh
d. Rs. 45 Lakh

Answer: Rs. 30 Lakh

Question 26. World Radio Day (WRD) was observed on 13th February. What was the theme for WRD 2019?
a. Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace
b. Connecting People
c. Eliminating Boundaries
d. Bringing People Closer

Answer: Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace

Question 27. Where was the World Sustainable Development Summit 2019 held recently?
a. London
b. Paris
c. Tokyo
d. New Delhi

Answer: New Delhi

Question 28. Name the winner of the National Women’s Singles Badminton Championship 2019.
a. Saina Nehwal
b. Jwala Gutta
c. PV Sindhu
d. None of the above

Answer: Saina Nehwal

Question 29. Which of the following countries recently conferred the Grand Cross of Order of Civil Merit on Smt. Sushma Swaraj?
a. United Kingdom
b. Spain
c. Japan
d. Germany

Answer: Spain

Question 30. Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani was posthumously awarded the
a. Mahavir Chakra
b. Ashoka Chakra
c. Kirti Chakra
d. Shaurya Chakra

Answer: Ashoka Chakra

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