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1. 

What is the position of India in the FIFA rankings?

A. 101
B. 99
C. 83
D. 120

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Indian football team remained static at 101st place in the FIFA rankings. India had finished third in the King's Cup in Thailand. The Indian team is at 18th spot among the Asian countries led by Iran (20th), Japan (28), Korea (37), Australia (43) and Qatar (55) form the top five in Asia.

2. 

As per the Global Peace Index 2019, what is the possition of India?

A. 92
B. 63
C. 122
D. 141

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

India's rank has slipped five places to 141 among 163 countries on the Global Peace Index 2019, while Iceland remains the most peaceful country and Afghanistan the least peaceful nation, as per the report by Australian think tank Institute for Economics & Peace. It ranks countries according to their level of peacefulness based on three thematic domains - the level of societal safety and security, the extent of ongoing domestic and international conflict and the degree of militarisation. Iceland remains the most peaceful country in the world, a position it has held since 2008. Afghanistan is now the least peaceful country in the world, replacing Syria, which is now the second least peaceful.

3. 

Which is the host country of the Intersessional meeting of Kimberley Process (KP)?

A. Japan
B. India
C. Denmark
D. Israel

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The Intersessional meeting of Kimberley Process (KP) will be hosted by India from 17th to 21st June 2019 in Mumbai. Beside this, two special forums regarding Diamond Terminology and Artisanal Mining - Small Steps to Larger Outcomes, will be held during the Intersessional. India is one of the founder members of Kimberley Process Certification Scheme and is the Chair of Kimberley Process for the year 2019 with Russian Federation as Vice Chair.

4. 

By which year, the central government has decided to provide clean drinking tap water to all citizens?

A. 2020
B. 2022
C. 2024
D. 2030

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat announced that central Government committed to provide clean drinking water to all citizens by 2024, which is one of the polls promises given by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The ministry assured that there are over14 crore households will be benefitted by the plan.Present Status: Now only 18 per cent of rural households have accessed drinking water.

5. 

Name of the scheme where the farmers contribution to be Rs 100 per month.

A. Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana
B. PM Kisan Pension Scheme
C. Soil Health Card Scheme
D. Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Central government plans to launch a village-level campaign to enroll an additional one crore farmers in Kisan Credit Card (KCC) scheme over the next 100 days,The scheme urged States to ensure wider coverage of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojna (PM-Kisan) and pension schemes Currently, there are about 6.92 crore KCC holders. Around 14.5 crore operational landholdings farmers eligible for an agricultural loan of up to ₹1.6 lakh. Among the major States that have poor KCC penetration are: Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Maharashtra and West Bengal. The pension scheme would give ₹3,000 monthly to small and marginal farmers from the age of 60 between 18 and 40 years of age.Farmers will have to contribute ₹100 per month under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Pension Yojana for the monthly pension, according to the government.