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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 14 February 2019

The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Registration of Marriage of NRI Bill, 2019, Mukhyamantri Vridhajan Pension Yojna and new viral vaccine manufacturing unit among others.

Feb 14, 2019 17:25 IST
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14 February 2019: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Registration of Marriage of NRI Bill, 2019, Mukhyamantri Vridhajan Pension Yojna and new viral vaccine manufacturing unit among others.
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1.
Who has become the third Indian player to break into the top-100 of men's singles tennis rankings in the past decade?

a) Rohan Bopanna
b) Divij Sharan
c) Ankita Raina
d) Prajnesh Gunneswaran

2. Under the provisions of the Registration of Marriage of Non-Resident Indian Bill, 2019, a marriage between NRI and Indian citizen will have to be registered within how many days?

a) 30 days
b) 60 days
c) 15 days
d) 40 days

3. India held its third environment forum on February 13, 2019 with which nation?

a) Russia
b) Australia
c) Germany
d) Japan

4. The Union Cabinet has approved extension of tenure of the National Commission for Safai Karmacharis till which year?

a) 2021
b) 2022
c) 2023
d) 2020

5. The Union Cabinet has approved allotment of land for the establishment of New Viral Vaccine Manufacturing Unit in which state?

a) Karnataka
b) Kerala
c) Andhra Pradesh
d) Tamil Nadu

6.
Which state’s government has announced a universal old age pension scheme called Mukhyamantri Vridhajan Pension Yojna?

a) Bihar
b) Odisha
c) Gujarat
d) Uttar Pradesh

7. The US House of Representatives has approved a resolution aimed at withdrawing US military support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in the war in this nation.

a) Syria
b) Iran
c) Yemen
d) Egypt

8.
The Cabinet has approved revision in the list of Scheduled Tribes of which state?

a) Jharkhand
b) Chhattisgarh
c) Assam
d) Manipur

9.
Which nation’s parliament is set to vote on extending president's term?

a) Malaysia
b) Jordan
c) Egypt
d) Ethiopia

10. When was World Radio Day observed?

a) 11th February
b) 10th February
c) 13th February
d) 14th February

Answers

1. (d) Prajnesh Gunneswaran

Prajnesh Gunneswaran has made it to the top-100 of Men's Singles Tennis rankings with a jump of six places that took him to 97. With this, Gunneswaran has become the third Indian player to break into the top-100 barrier in the past decade after Somdev Devvarman and Yuki Bhambri. In the doubles, Rohan Bopanna stayed put at 37 and was followed by his partner Divij Sharan at 39. In the Women's Tennis Association charts, Ankita Raina continues to be country's top singles player at number 165.

2. (a) 30 days


The Union Cabinet has approved the introduction of Registration of Marriage of Non-Resident Indian Bill, 2019 to create more accountability and offer protection against the exploitation of Indian citizens, mostly Indian women by their NRI partners. Under the bill’s provisions, a marriage between an NRI and an Indian citizen will have to be registered in India or Indian missions and posts abroad within 30 days from the date of marriage.

3. (c) Germany

The third Indo-German Environment Forum with the theme "Cleaner Air, Greener Economy" was held in New Delhi on February 13, 2019. India and Germany have had a rich cooperation engagement for the last 60 years which extends to sectors such as natural resource management, urban environment protection and climate change adaptation.

4. (b) 2022

The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for Extension of tenure of the National Commission for Safai Karmacharis (NCSK) beyond March 31, 2019 for three years till 2022. The commission was established in 1993 as per the provisions of the NCSK Act 1993 initially for the period up to March 31, 1997.

5. (d) Tamil Nadu

The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for allotment of land measuring 30 acres to Pasteur Institute of India (PII) for establishment of New Viral Vaccine Manufacturing Unit at Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. The project entails production of viral vaccines such as TCA anti-measles vaccine, JE Vaccin and Anti Sera such as anti-snake venom and anti rabies sera at the PII, Coonoor. Land for the project will be transferred free of cost.

6. (a) Bihar

Bihar government has announced a universal old age pension scheme - Mukhyamantri Vridhajan Pension Yojna (MVPY) for all people above 60 years of age. The scheme will come into force from April 1, 2019. Except those senior citizens who have retired from government service, all will be eligible for 400 rupees monthly pension irrespective of caste, religion or community.

7. (c) Yemen

The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives on February 13, 2019 approved a resolution that would end US support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in the war in Yemen, as many lawmakers sought to push President Donald Trump to toughen his policy toward the kingdom.

8. (b) Chhattisgarh

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the cabinet note on the proposal for official amendments in the Constitution (Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016 so as to modify the list of scheduled tribes of Chhattisgarh.

9. (c) Egypt

Egypt's Parliament has begun deliberations over constitutional amendments that could allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in office till 2034. The amendments will provide Sissi with 12 more years after his current, second term expires in 2022.

10. (c) 13th February

The World Radio Day was observed globally on February 13, 2019 with the theme, ‘Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace’. Radio is the mass medium reaching the widest audience in the world. It is specifically suited to reach remote communities and vulnerable people such as the illiterate, the disabled, women, youth and the poor. It is also recognized as a powerful communication tool and a low cost medium.

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