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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) constituted a high-level committee headed by former chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to set up a robust digital payments ecosystem in the country. Name the former chairman of UIDAI who will head this committee? Ans: Nandan Nilekani
Name the cyclone which hit the coasts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha recently? Ans: Titli

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  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) constituted a high-level committee headed by former chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to set up a robust digital payments ecosystem in the country. Name the former chairman of UIDAI who will head this committee? Ans: Nandan Nilekani
  • Name the cyclone which hit the coasts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha recently? Ans: Titli
  • Which Indian cricketer surpassed Rahul Dravids record of scoring most overseas runs in a calendar year? Ans: Virat Kohli
  • Which city hosted the 18th International Childrens Film Festival? Ans: Kolkata
  • Who won the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award 2016 for Bharatanatyam? Ans: Geeta Chandran
  • India Post has released a special stamp cover on which environmental initiative? Ans: Ice Stupas
  • Based on the recommendations of which committee, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced to set up Public Credit Registry (PCR) to check loan defaults? Ans: YM Deosthalee committee
  • On which date World Tuberculosis Day is observed every year? Ans: 24th March
  • Who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2018 for (1) integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis and (2) for integrating technological innovations into long-run macroeconomic analysis? Ans: (1) William D. Nordhaus and (2) Paul M. Romer
  • For which state the Union Cabinet approved the Silkyara Bend-Barkot Tunnel as part of Chardham Mahamarg Pariyojana? Ans: Himachal Pradesh
  • Name the currency which was launched by the central banks of the UAE and Saudi Arabia which will be used in financial settlements between the two countries through Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers technologies? Ans: Aber
  • Which city hosted the 3rd edition of Kabira festival 2018? Ans: Varanasi
  • Which team won the Irani Cup 2018-19 season after Draw With Rest of India? Ans: Vidarbha
  • In which nation, construction of the Arab worlds first commercial nuclear reactor has been completed? Ans: United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Which organisation launched the UNNATI Programme on 17th January 2019 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first United Nations conference on the exploration and peaceful uses of outer space (UNISPACE 50)? Ans: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
  • Who was appointed as the Director-General of National Security Guard (NSG)? Ans: Sudeep Lakhtakia
  • Which state topped the list of best-governed states as per Public Affairs Index (PAI) 2018 released by the think tank Public Affairs Centre (PAC)? Ans: Kerala
  • Which state approved Sanskrit as the second official language after Hindi? Ans: Himachal Pradesh
  • Name the 35-year-old Indian from Kolkata who becomes worlds youngest to climb 7 highest volcanoes and 7 highest mountains in 7 continents? Ans: Satyarup Siddhanta
  • Which Assamese movie has been chosen as the Indias official entry to Oscars 2019? Ans: Village Rockstars
  • Name the city of Jharkhand where setting up of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has been approved by the Union Cabinet? Ans: Deoghar
  • Name the steel company which through its wholly-owned subsidiary Bamnipal Steel Limited (BNPL), has acquired a controlling stake in the debt-laden Bhushan Steel by acquiring 72.65 percent stake? Ans: Tata Steel
  • Name the nanosatellite (measuring 10 x 10 x 10 cm) which was developed by Indian students and Chennai-based Space Kidz India for HAM radio services and launched by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on PSLV C44 rocket? Ans: Kalamsat
  • Renowned Mathematician Robert Langlands, who won the 2018 Abel Prize, belongs to which country? Ans: Canada
  • Which team won ICC test championship mace? Ans: India
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