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Exercise :: National - Latest Current Affairs

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1. 

According to EY FinTech Adoption Index, what is the position of India?

A. 1st
B. 2nd
C. 3rd
D. 4th

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

According to EY FinTech Adoption Index, India has the second highest FinTech adoption rate among digitally active consumers at 52percent, only second to China at 69 percent. Usage is significantly high in large cities with a 66 percent adoption rate followed by 51 percent usage and adoption in small and medium cities. In India, fintech industry is being encouraged by the various government initiatives such as Jan Dhan Yojana, Aadhaar and the emergence of UPI which provide a good foundation to boost financial inclusion in India. Rural India lags at 33 percent. Money transfers and payments services leading the charge in India with adoption standing at 72 percent. Insurance is the next popular category with an adoption rate of 47 per cent, much higher than the global average of 24 per cent.

2. 

Which country to Chair Kimberley Process From January 2019?

A. India
B. Pakistan
C. Saudi Arabia
D. Indonesia

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Geological Survey of India has been made the sole custodian and curator of all meteorites within the Indian boundary. India will chair the Kimberley Process from January 2019. National Projects Construction Corporation (NPCC) Limited has been conferred with the status of 'Miniratna' by the Government of India.

3. 

According to the report by Bain & Company, which of the following country is the fastest growing e-commerce market?

A. Saudi Arabia
B. Malaysia
C. India
D. Argentina

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

According to the report, India's online retail market had a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 53% from 2013 to 2017. This rapid growth is due to heavily discount-driven e-commerce marketplaces, improvement in delivery infrastructure and increased smartphone penetration and data usage. India's total e-commerce retail sales in 2017 were nearly $20 billion. As per the studies, another $50 billion of online e-commerce could be introduced by adding new users and bringing back the currently inactive old users. India was in 8th rank in terms of online retail penetration among 11 countries.

4. 

Which IIT researchers developed smartphone-based system to detect adulteration in milk?

A. IIT Roorkee
B. IIT Kanpur
C. IIT Chennai
D. IIT Hyderabad

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

IIT-Hyderabad researchers developed smartphone-based system to detect adulteration in milk.

5. 

2019 Union World Conference on Lung Health wil be hosted by __________.

A. India
B. Poland
C. Spain
D. Morocco

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) released the agenda to host the 4-day 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Hyderabad on 30 October - 2 November 2019. The conference theme will be: "Ending the Emergency: Science, Leadership, Action". It would be held after the first ever United Nations (UN) High-Level Meeting on TB and the third UN High-Level Meeting on non-communicable diseases.