Babu Ka Current Affairs – February 21, 2019

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Current Affairs 2019
  1. Mahatma Gandhi’s bust unveiled in South Korea
  • Who unveiled the same? (PM Modi)
  • What is the capital of South Korea? (Seoul)
  1. Former SC judge appointed as the BCCI Ombudsman
  • Name the judge who has been given charge (DK Jain)
  • He would be looking after the quantum of punishments for which two players? (Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul)
  1. The EPFO has hiked interest rates on deposits after a long time
  • What is the subscriber base of the EPFO? (6 million)
  • What is the new rate of interest on EPFOs? (8.65%)
  1. A committee that is looking into matters of the BCCI gets its third member
  • Who is the head of the committee? (Former CAG; Vinod Rai)
  • Name the 3rd member who has been appointed by the Supreme Court of India (Lt. General Ravi Thodge)
  1. India stops share of water with Pakistan
  • India was given the control of the three rivers under? (Indus Waters Treaty)
  • Who made the announcement? (Nitin Gadkari)
  • Which three eastern rivers are controlled by India? (Beas, Ravi, Sutlej)

 

  1. Supreme Court charges Anil Ambani of contempt to court
  • How much time has been given to the ADAG for clearing the dues? (four weeks)
  • To which country have the payments need to be made? (Ericsson)
  1. The centre has asked a state government to return the money it had received for implementing a scheme
  • Which scheme will not be implemented by the state? (Ayushman Bharat)
  • How much money is West Bengal expected to return? (Rs. 193 crore)
  1. Rajasthan reserves government jobs for the EWS
  • What percentage of the government jobs has been reserved? (10%)
  • Which states have decided to study the quota? (Punjab, Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh)
  1. Banks to get capital infusion
  • How many banks to get the capital infusion? (12 state run banks)
  • How much capital has been infused in these banks? (Rs. 48,239 crore)
  • Which bank gets the maximum share from the infusion? (Corporation Bank)
  1. AIBA foundation to be headed by the BFI Chief
  • Who has been appointed as the BFI Chief? (Ajay Singh)
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