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What was India’s rank in the Human Capital Index 2018 released by the World Bank? Ans: 115

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  • 12th biennial edition of International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition 'Aero India 2019' was held at which location? Ans: Air Force Station Yelahanka
  • On which day Indian Constitution Day is observed every year? Ans: 26th November
  • What name is given to the most distant star which was discovered by NASA at a distance of nine billion light years? Ans: Icarus
  • Who was awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018 'for the directed evolution of enzymes'? Ans: Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter
  • Who became the only second teenager after the Brazilian football legend Pele to score in a Football World Cup final? Ans: Kylian Mbappe (France)
  • Name the Indian cricketer who has become the first woman in the world to play 200 One Day Internationals (ODI)? Ans: Mithali Raj
  • Which Indian metropolitan city has become the first one to get a floating market? Ans: Kolkata
  • What was India's rank in the Human Capital Index 2018 released by the World Bank? Ans: 115
  • World's longest sandstone cave named Krem Puri with length of 24.5 km, almost three times that of Mt Everest was discovered in which state? Ans: Meghalaya
  • Name the West Indian cricketer who has become the first in the world to hit more than 500 sixes in international cricket? Ans: Chris Gayle
  • Which country will host the ministerial meeting of International Energy Forum 2018 from 10th to 12th April 2018? Ans: India
  • Mohammed Aziz who passed away recently belonged to which field? Ans: Music
  • To enhance the operational capability of which command, Naval Air Station (NAS) Shibpur will be commissioned as INS Kohassa? Ans: Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC)
  • Which state launched Star-Rating system to rate industries based on the amount of pollutant generated by them? Ans: Odisha
  • Name the popular electronic wallet application in India, which has launched in-app automatic recurring payments 'My Payments' feature for making recurring, high-value payment and other monthly expenses in an instant? Ans: Paytm
  • Which Indian leader recently received the first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential Award for his “outstanding leadership”? Ans: Narendra Modi
  • Which city hosted the 106th Indian Science Congress? Ans: Jalandhar (Punjab)
  • In which event the Indian team won their fifth consecutive gold medal at the 18th Asian Games? Ans: Women's 4×400 relay
  • Who became the first Indian to win an Asian Games individual medal since 1982 in Equestrian? Ans: Fouaad Mirza
  • Which country has for the first time allowed women to join the military? Ans: Saudi Arabia
  • Name the village in West Imphal district of Manipur which has been tagged as India's first carbon positive settlement? Ans: Phayeng
  • As per the revised Goods and Services Tax (GST) norms, the GST on Haj and Kailash Mansarovar Yatra has been reduced from 18 per cent to how much per cent? Ans: 5 per cent
  • Which state government has banned the sale of loose cigarettes in the state? Ans: Bihar
  • The Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar launched ____________ to boost quality digital education in the country. Ans: Operation Digital Board
  • Name the Virtual Assistant for banks that was launched by SIDBI on its foundation day? Ans: Samridhhi
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