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Current Affairs Quiz: March 2, 2019

Updated On - Saturday, 02 March 2019

Who was given the Genome Valley Excellence Valley Award in Bio Asia 2019?

Answer: The 16th edition of Dr. Don Cleveland Bio Asia has been organized in Hyderabad International Conference Center. This is the flagship event of the Telangana Government, this conference is focused on technical explosions. In this conference 1500 delegates from 50 countries participated. Dr. Don Cleveland of the University of California was awarded the Genome Valley Excellence Award 2019 for his work in the field of cancer genetics in this conference.


Which state recently launched a portal called "Bangalar Education" to provide real time data about schools?

Answer: West Bengal

West Bengal recently launched a portal called "Bangalar Education" to provide real time data about schools in the state. This portal will store real-time data of 15 million students, 5 lakh teachers and 1 lakh schools. To overcome the shortcomings, this portal will be run on trial basis for two months. It will start functioning fully from 1st May, 2019. Through this portal, headmaster and class teacher will get information about the student's performance. Parents can also get information through the Banglaar Education App.


In which city was the news 18 Rising India Summit 2019 organized recently?

Answer: New Delhi

Recently, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the News 18 Rising India Summit 2019. In this conference many well-known personalities participated in the field of politics, administration, economics, sports and entertainment. The important achievements of India were marked in this conference.


Which bank of the public sector got first place in the EASE index?

Answer: Punjab National Bank Recently, a report based on public sector banks' EASE reforms has been released; In this report public sector banks have been evaluated in 140 Matriculation and 6 Themes, these 6 themes are the following:

Customer Responsibility

Responsibility Public sector bank digitization and financial inclusion as a banking credit off-tech entrepreneur friend.

To ensure results, the main point of the report

  • Punjab National Bank remained in the first place in the implementation of reforms; Bank of Baroda II and State Bank of India were at the third position in this list.
  • Under the EASE (Enhanced Access & Service Excellence), Punjab National Bank received 78.4 points out of 100. Bank of Baroda got 77.8, State Bank of India's 74.6, Oriental Bank of Commerce 69, Canara Bank 67.5 and Syndicate Bank 67.1 points.
  • 6 public sector banks, which are included in the PCA framework, have also been ranked in this index. Indian Overseas Bank 66.7, UCO Bank 64.1, United Bank of India 60.8, IDBI Bank, O 60.2, Central Bank of India 55.7 and Dena Bank received 53.8 points.

The central government had announced in January 2018 that the EASE index for public sector banks will be issued, ensuring accountability of banks through this. This report has been commissioned by the Indian Banks' Association. This report was prepared in collaboration with BCG, Forrester Inc, Kantar IMRB, transunion CIBIL.


Which city would be the headquarters of the Southern Coastal Railway?



Central Railway Minister Piyush Goyal announced the creation of new railway zone "Southern Coastal Railway Zone" for Andhra Pradesh, its headquarters will be located in Visakhapatnam.

South coastal railway zone

  • In this railway zone, Guntakal, Guntur and Vijayawada divisions will be included. The divisions come under the Central Railway. The Southern Central Railway will include Hyderabad, Secunderabad and Nanded Division.
  • The Voltaire Division will be divided into two parts under Eastern Coastal Railway Zone. This division includes some areas of Andhra Pradesh's northern district, Chhattisgarh and Odisha.
  • One part will be included in the new zone and its merger will be done in the Vijayawada division. A new division will be made from the rest of the part, whose headquarters will be located in Raigad.
  • This southern coastal railway zone will be the 18th Railway Zone of the country. There are 17 railway zones and 73 divisions currently in India.


Which state recently launched a water reservoir named "Jalamat"?

Answer: Karnataka

Recently, Karnataka launched the "Jalamat" water accumulation scheme. The purpose of this scheme is to take measures to avoid drought and conserve water resources. Under this scheme, scientific methods will be used for water accumulation in the state. Satellite images and geographical data will also be used for this. It will be a community movement, implemented by government departments, Panchayati Raj institutions and non-governmental organizations. There are four parts of this plan: Water Literacy, Resurrection of Water Resources, Construction and Afforestation of New Water Resources. Committees will be set up at village, taluk, district and state level for its planning and implementation.


Which state government has declared 2019 as "Year of Water"?

Answer: Karnataka

The Karnataka government has declared 2019 as "the year of water". Its purpose is to highlight the importance of water and to make efforts for its protection. This announcement will be applicable to all government departments. Through this initiative awareness of water will be spread and utilization of water will be encouraged. 50 crores and an additional amount of 100 crores has been allocated for this. Under this, 14,000 water sources in the state will be revived in the next two years. Under this initiative, government departments, educational institutions and non-governmental organizations will be used for water conservation and conservation.


In which city will a sports center be established for the people of Divya?

Answer: Gwalior

Recently, the Central Cabinet approved the establishment of Sports Center in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh for the Divya janans. This center will lead to para-sports in the country. This center will be constructed at a cost of Rs 170.99 crore. Registration of this center will be done under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. A governing body of 12 members will be formed for this center. According to section 30 of the Right to Information Act, 2016, the government should take steps for the sports activities of the people of Divyan. This center was proposed during 2014-15. There is currently no special center for the training of Divyan players in the country.


Where did the RCEP inter-ministerial ministerial level meeting be held?

Answer - Siem Reap (Cambodia)

Recently, the 7th Inter-Ministerial Ministerial Meeting of the Comprehensive Regional Economic Partnership (RCEP) was held in the CM Reap of Cambodia. The meeting was organized on 2 March. In this meeting, various issues related to items, services, investment, economic and technical cooperation, competitiveness and intellectual property rights are discussed. This meeting was attended by Union Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu from India.

Broad Regional Economic Partnership (RCEP) RCEP 10 ASEAN countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) and its 6 FTA partners (Australia, New Zealand, India, China, Japan and Korea) There is a proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between them.


Which country India has recently participated in the Manayamati Friendship Practice in 2019?

Answer: Bangladesh Border Security Force and Border Guards Bangladesh have recently concluded three-day Friendship Friendship Practice 2019.

Manamati Maitri War Practice 2019

  • This war practice is named after the Maenamati mountain range located 8 kilometers from Bangladesh's Kamila. This place is located in ancient Buddhist places.
  • This war practice was conducted near Sri Nantapur in Comilla, Bangladesh.
  • The purpose of organizing this war practice was to practice smuggling and criminal activities.
  • The aim of this exercise is to increase joint operational efficiency between the two forces.
  • In this exercise, joint patrol, anti-smuggling drill, silent red drills etc.
  • Recently three-day Friendship Friendship Practice 2019 concluded between Border Security Force and Border Guards Bangladesh.
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