1.The Kanha Tiger Reserve (KTR) is located in which state/UT of India?
[B] Madhya Pradesh
[C] Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Correct Answer: B [Madhya Pradesh]
The Kanha Tiger Reserve (KTR) is one of the tiger reserves of India and the largest national park of Madhya Pradesh. It covers an area of 940 square kilometres. It is home to over 1000 species of flowering plants. The KTR has species of tigers, leopards, wild dogs, wild cats, foxes and jackals. Other commonly seen animals in the park include the spotted deer, sambar, barking deer and the four-horned antelope. It has around 300 species of birds and the most commonly seen birds are the black ibis, bee-eaters, cattle egret, blossom-headed parakeets, pond heron, drongos, common teal, crested serpent eagle, grey hornbill, Indian roller, etc.
2.Which state government will launch a digital platform “Seva Sindhu” for hassle-free governance?
[D] Tamil Nadu
Correct Answer: C [Karnataka]
The Karnataka government will soon launch a digital platform “Seva Sindhu” to address the issues of the common citizens in order to strengthen the ecosystem for government services. For this, the state cabinet has ratified the proposal of “Seva Sindhu. The interactive platform would provide all useful information about local events, employment opportunities, and others. The portal will provide services like income, domicile, caste, birth, death certificates, ration card, approval of social welfare schemes and other administrative work.
3.Buddhist monk Dhammapiya has elected as the new secretary general of the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC). He is from which Indian state?
[B] Arunachal Pradesh
Correct Answer: D [Tripura ]
Buddhist monk Dhammapiya from Tripura has been elected as the new secretary general of the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) in New Delhi. The IBC is a global Buddhist forum for preservation and development of heritage sites of the religion in India and other parts of the world.
4.Which state has become the India’s first state to offer free e-mail address in Hindi to its residents?
[B] Uttar Pradesh
[C] Madhya Pradesh
Correct Answer: A [Rajasthan ]
Rajasthan has become the India’s first state to offer free e-mail address in Hindi to its residents. The facility —firstname.lastname@example.org (in Devanagari script) — will lead to millions of new users who are not comfortable with English e-mail ids. The purpose of the initiative is to ensure maximum participation of people towards e-governance and that maximum facilities are available in the vernacular language. The first e-mail ID that was created was that of the chief minister, Vasundhara@rajasthan.bharat (in Devnagari). All the government personnel in the state will soon have an email id in Hindi too.
5.Who has been elected the new chairman of the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India?
[A] Subhash Chandra Garg
[B] Chetan Chauhan
[C] Nakul Chopra
[D] Sudhanshu Vats
Correct Answer: C [Nakul Chopra]
Nakul Chopra, currently President of AAAI and Senior Advisor at Publicis Communications, has been elected as the new Chairman of Television ratings agency Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India. He will succeed Sudhanshu Vats, chief executive officer (CEO) at Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Chopra will be the 3rd chairman of the agency and has been on the board of BARC since September 2016. The BARC India is a joint industry body formed to design, commission, supervise and own country’s television audience measurement system.