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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 15 February 2019

15 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 the topics like Vande Bharat Express, Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan scheme and Pulwama terror attack among others.

Feb 15, 2019 17:24 IST
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15 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 the topics like Vande Bharat Express, Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan scheme and Pulwama terror attack among others.

1. The Expert Committee led by Anoop Satpathy on February 14, 2019 submitted its report. It recommended raising National Minimum Wage to how much amount per day?
a) Rs 375
b) Rs 450
c) Rs 500
d) Rs 525

2. The Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan scheme was launched on February 15, 2019. Under the scheme, the workers will get what amount of pension after attaining the age of 60 years?
a) Rs 1500
b) Rs 3000
c) Rs 4500
d) Rs 6000

3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 15, 2019 flagged off India's first Semi High Speed Train. What is the name of train?
a) Ganga Sagar Express
b) Azad Hind Express
c) Vande Bharat Express
d) Atal Path Express

4. Which city hosted the US-India CEO Forum on February 14, 2019?
a) Mumbai
b) Varanasi
c) Pune
d) New Delhi

5. When is the World Radio Day observed every year?
a) February 13
b) February 14
c) February 15
d) February 16

6. India has withdrawn the Most Favoured Nation status from which nation?
a) Pakistan
b) China
c) Sri Lanka
d) Bangladesh

7. Which terror group has claimed responsibility for the Pulwama terror attack, one of the deadliest terror attacks on the Indian Armed Forces after Uri?
a) Lashkar-E-Taiba
b) Indian Mujahideen
c) Jaish-e-Mohammed
d) Al-Umar-Mujahideen

8. Who has been sworn in as the new Attorney General of the United States?
a) William Barr
b) Robert Mueller
c) Elizabeth Warren
d) John Delaney

9. Which legendary cricketer has been named as the brand ambassador of Rajasthan Royals for the 2019 Indian Premier League?
a) Rahul Dravid
b) Shane Warne
c) Ross Taylor
d) Anil Kumble

10. A new mobile app has been launched for the beneficiaries of which government scheme?
a) Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana
b) Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
c) Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana
d) Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

ANSWERS

1. (a) Rs 375
The Expert Committee led by Anoop Satpathy, Fellow of V. V. Giri National Labour Institute (VVGNLI), on February 14, 2019 submitted its report on “Determining the Methodology for Fixation of the National Minimum Wage” to the Government. It recommended the fixation of need based National Minimum Wage for India at Rs 375 per day or Rs 9,750 per month.

2. (b) Rs 3000
The Union Ministry of Labour and Employment on February 15, 2019 launched the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan Yojana (PM-SYM). The scheme was announced in the Interim Budget 2019. The unorganised sector workers, with income of less than Rs 15,000 per month and who belong to the entry age group of 18-40 years, will be eligible for the scheme.

3. (c) Vande Bharat Express
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 15, 2019 flagged off India's first Semi High Speed Train, ‘Vande Bharat Express’ on New Delhi-Kanpur-Allahabad-Varanasi route from the New Delhi Railway Station. With maximum speed of 160 kmph, Vande Bharat Express or Train-18 offers travel classes like Shatabdi Train but with better facilities with a totally new travel experience to passengers.

4. (d) New Delhi
India and the United States on February 14, 2019 held the India-US CEO Forum and India-US Commercial Dialogue in New Delhi. The Union Minister for Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu chaired the meeting.

5. (a) February 13
The World Radio Day is observed every year on February 13 to highlight the importance of the radio in its search for a more peaceful and tolerant world. The World Radio Day 2019 was celebrated with the theme ‘Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace’.

6. (a) Pakistan
India on February 15, 2019 withdrew the ‘Most-Favoured Nation’ status accorded to Pakistan following the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir that led to the killing of 37 CRPF personnel and injuring of many others.

7. (c) Jaish-e-Mohammed
The Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group has claimed responsibility for the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir and the suicide bomber was identified as Adil Ahmed, who according to officials joined the terror group in 2018.

8. (a) William Barr
In United States, William Barr was sworn for second time as the nation’s Attorney General, taking the helm of the Justice Department as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The Senate voted 54-45 to confirm his appointment. Barr succeeds Jeff Sessions.

9. (b) Shane Warne
Australia spin legend Shane Warne has been named the brand ambassador of Rajasthan Royals for the upcoming Indian Premier League. Warne, who led Rajasthan Royals to its first and only IPL title in 2008, was the mentor of the side last season. This year, the Australian will be associated with the team in a new role.

10. (d) Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana
New mobile application has been launched to bring beneficiaries directly in contact with the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Urban mission. It will allow the beneficiaries to capture and upload high resolution photographs and videos of completed houses along with their families.

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