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The OBC population data will be introduced from which Census year in India? Ans: 2021

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  • Which country received the highest remittances of 69 billion dollar from its diaspora in the year 2017? Ans: India
  • In respect of which disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) has raised an alarm over a 300 percent increase globally in the first quarter of 2019 compared with last year? Ans: Measles
  • For which operation of the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) of India got the Certificate of commendation by CITES ? Ans: Operation Save Kurma
  • 105th Indian Science Congress 2018 was held at? Ans: Imphal
  • Which Indian state will soon have its first 'cow sanctuary', a shelter for 10,000 bovines spread over an area of more than 220 hectares? Ans: Rajasthan
  • Name India's latest communication satellite which was successfully launched by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) using the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F08) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh? Ans: GSAT-6A
  • Which former West Indies all rounder is appointed as the coach of Afghanistan cricket team, as the country is preparing for its first test match? Ans: Phil Simmons
  • The OBC population data will be introduced from which Census year in India? Ans: 2021
  • Where did India- Bangladesh joint Military exercise called Sampriti 2019 held? Ans: Tangail, Bangladesh
  • Who became the 14th recipient of the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize? Ans: Narendra Modi
  • Which TV series won the award for Outstanding Drama Series at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards? Ans: Game of Thrones
  • The annual joint military exercise Garuda Shakti-2018 started between India and which country? Ans: Indonesia
  • Which Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) has developed an Artificial Intelligence-based electronic hardware system to detect malaria, tuberculosis, intestinal parasite, and cervical cancer in milliseconds? Ans: IIT Delhi
  • Name the Saudi journalist who was murdered in October 2018 at his country's Istanbul consulate and who has been named Time magazine's “Person of the Year” alongside other persecuted journalists. Ans: Jamal Khashoggi
  • The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) included which currency in the list of exchange rate in December 2018? Ans: Korean Won
  • In which State technology-driven and citizen-friendly 'Mo bus' service was launched recently? Ans: Odisha
  • Which state became the first to have Transgender Welfare Board? Ans: Maharashtra
  • The 15th edition of the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) was held in which city on 21st January 2019? Ans: Varanasi
  • Which country was the global host nation for the 2018 World Environment Day which was celebrated on June 5th? Ans: India
  • Name the Twitter handle launched by the Union Government to spread awareness about cyber crimes? Ans: @CyberDost
  • Name the African country which is the first of three country in Africa in which the malaria vaccine, known as RTS,S, will be made available to children up to 2 years of age? Ans: Malawi
  • Name the former Prime Minister of India who passed away on August 16, 2018? Ans: Atal Bihari Vajpayee
  • The Indian Parliament has passed the Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019. The bill seeks to remove which disease as a ground for divorce? Ans: Leprosy
  • In which state Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan? Ans: Madhya Pradesh
  • World Economic Forum (WEF) 2019 annual meet was held in which city? Ans: Davos (Switzerland)
  • Sardar Singh, who announced his retirement recently, was the former captain of which Indian team? Ans: Indian hockey team
  • Name the cloud management tool launched by Google allowing its users to run applications from anywhere? Ans: Google Anthos
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