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1. Which state Government launched first ever Water Metro Project in India?
- A. Uttar Pradesh
- B. Kerala
- C. Jharkhand
- D. Bihar
Ans:- B – kerala – Explanation – Kerala Government has launched Kochi Water Project, the first ever water Metro Project in the country. It was launched by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at Kochi. The project aims to provide water connectivity to people living between islands in the Kochi agglomeration area and the city.
2. Recently who became the first Indian to set world record in junior athletics Championship?
- A. Neeraj Chopra
- B. Amiya Kumar Mallick
- C. Anil Kumar Prakash
- D. Bahadur Prasad
Ans:- A – Neeraj Chopra – Explanation – Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra (18) has created history by becoming first Indian Junior to create a World Record in junior athletics Championship. He achieved this feat, by throwing javelin at a record distance of 86.48 m in his second attempt in the IAAF Under -20 World Athletics Championship held in Bydgoszcz, Poland. He won gold medal in this event.
3. Recently which Indian singer honored with Mahanayak award by West Bengal?
- A. Aneek Dhar
- B. Kumar Sanu
- C. Bapi Lahiri
- D. Arijit Singh
Ans:- C – Bapi Lahiri – Explanation – Renowned Music Director and singer Bapi Lahiri was honoured with Mahanayk award by the West Bengal Government. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee conferred the Mahanayak Samman upon Bapi Lahiri on the occasion of 36th death anniversary of Uttam Kumar.
4. Recently Madhav Chitale committee constituted to prepare guidelines for desiltation of which river in India?
- A. Yamuna
- B. Brahmaputra
- C. Kaveri
- D. Ganga
Ans:- D – Ganga – Explanation – The Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga rejuvenation has constituted a committee to prepare guidelines for desiltation of Ganga River. The four member committee will be headed by Madhav Chitale (Expert Member of NGRBA). The tenure of the committee would be for a period of three months.
5. Recently the Union Ministry of Science and Technology has launched ‘Solar Power Tree’ in which place of India?
- A. New Delhi
- B. Kolkata
- C. Ahmedabad
- D. Mumbai
Ans:- A – New Delhi – Explanation – The Union Ministry of Science and Technology has launched ‘Solar Power Tree’, an innovative way to generate electricity by harnessing maximum solar in a limited space.
6. Recently Legendry S H Raza passed away, he was an____________?
- A. Singer
- B. Artist
- C. Player
- D. Actor
Ans:- B – Artist – Explanation – Legendary modern Indian artist Syed Haider Raza passed away in New Delhi following a prolonged illness. He was 94. He was best known for popularizing Indian concepts of art and iconography globally and was also building a towering legacy of modern art.
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