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As per the latest report by the World Gold Council (WGC), India has the 11th largest gold reserve.

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1. Indiawhich isthe world’s largest consumer of gold, has the 11th largest gold reserve, with the current holding pegged at 607 tonnesasper the latest report by the World Gold Council(WGC).
2. India’s over all position in terms of total gold holding  would have been
tenth had the list include donly countries. Whereas, International Monetary Fund(IMF) is included and is third on the list with total gold reserves of 2,814 tonnes.
World Gold Council(WGC)
Founded: 1987 + HQ:London + President:David Harquail
THE HINDU
American cyclist Kelly Catlin, a three-time worldchampion, has passed away recently. She was 23.
Kelly Catlin, member of the U.S. women’s pursuit team earned a silver medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Catlin earned three consecutive World championship titles with the U.S. women’s pursuit team from 2016-2018
THE HINDU
United Arab Emirates has announced a long-term visathat allows professionals, entrepreneurs and highlytalented students to live in the kingdom for up to 10 years.
Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has been
chosen for the ‘Yashwantrao Chavan National Award 2018’ for his contribution to economic development.
Rajan will be presented the award at a function on March 12 on the occasion of the 106thbirth anniversary of Yashwantrao Chavan, who was the first chief minister of Maharashtra
THE HINDU
According to the latest report published by theStockholm International Peace Research Institute(SIPRI), “India was the world’s second largestimporter of major arms in 2014–18,”.
NATIONAL
1. India wast he world’s second largest arms importer from 2014-18ceding the long-heldta gas largest importer to Saudi Arabia, whichaccounted for 12% of the to talimports during the period.
2. However, Indian imports decreased by 24% between 2009-13 and 2014-18.
3. Russia accounted for 58% of Indian arms imports in 2014–18compared with 76% in 2009-13.
4. Israel,theU.S.andFranceall increased their arms exports to Indiain 2014-18.
5. Pakistans too dat the 11th position accounting for 2.7% of all global imports.
6. Its biggest source was China, from which 70% of arms were sourced,followed by the U.S. at 8.9% and, interestingly, Russia at 6%.
Stock holm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
Founded: 6 May 1966 + Headquarters:Solna, Sweden
THE HINDU BUSINESSLINE
Nagesh Thakur has been appointed as Member ofUniversity Grants Commission (UGC).
• It is a statutorybody,
• Set up by the Indian Union Government in accordance to the UGC Act 1956
• Under Ministry of Human Resource Development (HQ: New Delhi)
PIB
14th CII-EXIM Bank Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnerships will be held in New Delhi from March 17- 19, 2019.
NATIONAL
1. Ministry of Commerce & Industry will be organising the 14th CII-EXIM Bank Conclave on India-AfricaProjectPartnerships, in association withConfede ration of Indian Industry and EXIM Bank of India in New Delhi from March 17-19, 2019.
Confederation of Indian Industry
Formation: 1895 + Headquarters:New Delhi + DGChandrajit Banerjee
EximBank
Founded: 1982 + Headquarters:Mumbai + MDDavid Rasquinha
MEA
Kishan Dan Dewal has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Armenia.
ARMENIA: CAPITAL: YEREVAN + CURRENCY: DRAM
AGREEMENT
1. National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM)entered into a partnership with China’s Xuzhou city from Jiangsu Province inChina to help develop the IT corridor.
2. The previous IT corridors in Dalian and Guiyang.
National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM)
Founded: 1 March 1988 + HQ:Noida, Uttar Pradesh
Chairman:Rishad Premji + President:Debjani Ghosh
TELANGANA
Formation: 2 June 2014
Capital: Hyderabad
Chief Minister: K. Chandrashekar Rao
Governor: E. S. L. Narasimhan
Districts: 31 + Legislature: Bicameral (119 + 43 seats)
Largest city: Hyderabad
Official language: Telugu, Urdu
Loksabha Seat: 17 Rajya Sabha Seat: 7
Border (State): Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Andhra
Pradesh
QUESTION (CURRENT AFFAIR 12 MARCH 2019)
Q.1 A 116-year-old woman “Kane Tanaka” has been honoured as the world’soldest living person by Guinness World Records. She is from which country?
116 
1. Russia.     2. Japan.      3. France.   
4. China.    5. Netherlands
Ans: 2
Q.2 In which city, “India-Japan Space Dialogue” was held?
1. New Delhi           2. Mumbai.        3. Tokyo.     
4. Jaipur .       5. Bangalore.   
Ans: 1
Q.3 Who has launched the Pulse Polio Programme for 2019?
1. Jagat Prakash Nadda
2. Piyush Goyal
3. M Venkaiah Naidu
4. Narendra Modi
5. Ram Nath Kovind
Ans: 5
Q.4 Chen Yufei has won the women’s singles title at the All England badmintonchampionships by defeating Tai Tzu Ying. She is from which country?
1. China/ चीन 2. Japan/ जापान 3. North Korea/ उत्ति कोरिया
4. South Korea/ दसक्षण कोरिया 5. Israel/ इजिाइल
Ans: 1


Q.5 Kento Momota has won the Men’s singles title at the All England badmintonchampionships by defeating Viktor Axelsen. He is from which country?
1. China/ चीन 2. Japan/ जापान 3. North Korea/ उत्ति कोरिया
4. South Korea/ दसक्षण कोरिया 5. Israel/ इजिाइल
Ans: 2
Q.6 Who has won the Gold Medal at the 38th GeeBee boxing Tournament in
Helsinki, Finland?
1. Kavinder Singh Bisht/ कसवदि सिह सबष्ट
2. Shiva Thapa/ सशव थापा
3. Govind Sahani/ गोसवद िाहनी
4. Mohammed Hussamuddin/ मोहम्मद हिामद्दीन
5. Dinesh Dagar/ सदनश ्ागि
Ans: 1
Q.7 Who has released the book “Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas” – a collection ofselected speeches of Prime Minister Narendra Modi?
1. Sushma Swaraj/ िषमा स्विाज
2. Ravi Shankar Prasad/ िसवशकि प्रिाद
3. Arun Jaitley/ अरण जर्ली
4. Uma Bharati/ उमा भािती
5. Suresh Prabhu/ ििश प्रभ
Ans: 3
Q.8 Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has celebrated its 50th Raising Dayon 10th March. Where is the Headquarters of CISF?
1. New Delhi/ नई सदर्लली 2. Mumbai/ मबई 3. Dehradun/ दहिादन
4. Kolkata/ कोलकाता 5. Jaipur/ जयपि
Ans: 1
Q.म On which day, National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) celebrated its 34th
Inception Day?
1. 16 March/ 16 माच 2. 15 March/ 15 माच 3. 11 March/ 11 माच
4. 12 March/ 12 माच 5. 14 March/ 14 माच
Ans: 3
Q.10 Who has been conferred an Honorary Doctorate by the “University ofPeace” for his contribution “to the Rule of Law, democracy and sustainabledevelopment in India”?
1. M Venkaiah Naidu/ एम वकया नाय्
2. Ram Nath Kovind/ िाम नाथ कोसवद
3. Narendra Modi/ निद्र मोदी
4. Suresh Prabhu/ ििश प्रभ
5. Arun Jaitley/ अरण जर्ली
Ans: 1
Q.11 Which Ministry has won the First Prize in the category of TV Cinema Spotat the prestigious International Golden City Gate Tourism Awards 2019?
1. Ministry of Culture/ िस्कसत मत्रालय
2. Ministry of Tourism/ पयर्न मत्रालय
3. Ministry of Finance/ सवत्त मत्रालय
4. Ministry of Foreign/ सवदश मत्रालय
5. Ministry of Defence/ िक्षा मत्रालय
Ans: 2
Q.12 In which city, National Women Livelihood Meet-2019 held?
1. New Delhi/ नई सदर्लली 2. Varanasi/ वािाणिी 3. Mumbai/ मबई
4. Lucknow/ लखनऊ 5. Gurugram/ गरग्राम
Ans: 2
Q.1 Who has been chosen for the ‘Yashwantrao Chavan National Award 2018’
for his contribution to economic development?
1. Shaktikanta Das/ शसक्तकात दाि 2. Urjit Patel/ उसजत पर्ल
3. Raghuram Rajan/ िर्िाम िाजन 4. Bimal Jalan/ सबमल जालान
5. Viral Acharya/ सविल आचाय
Ans: 3
Q.2 Who has been named as Prime Minister of Palestine?
1. Mohammad Shtayyeh/ मोहम्मद शतयह
2. Pedro Sanchez/ पड्रो िाचज
3. Giuseppe Conte/ ग्यिप कोंर्
4. Shinzo Abe/ सशजो अब
5. Benjamin Netanyahu/ बजासमन नतन्याह
Ans: 1
Q.3 As Per the latest report by the World Gold Council (WGC), India has the
_Largest Gold Reserve.
1. 10th.                    2. 15th.               3. 14th
4. 11th.                          5. 12th
Ans: 4


Q.4 Which Country has announced a long-term visa that allows professionals,entrepreneurs and highly talented students to live in the kingdom for up to
10 years?
1. Canada.            2. Germany.       3. France 
4. Saudi Arabia.               5. UAE
Ans: 5


Q.5 Cyclist Kelly Catlin, a three-time world champion, has passed away recently.
She was from which country?
1. Japan/ जापान 2. China/ चीन 3. Russia/ ऱि
4. America/ अमरिका 5. Canada/ कना्ा
Ans: 4


Q.6 According to the latest report published by the Stockholm InternationalPeace Research Institute (SIPRI), “Which Country is the world’s largestimporter of major arms in 2014–18,”?
1. Saudi Arabia.        2. India.       3. Egypt. 
4. Australia.           5. China 
Ans: 1


Q.7 Nagesh Thakur has been appointed as Member of University GrantsCommission (UGC). Where is the Headquarters of University GrantsCommission (UGC)?
1. New Delhi.           2. Mumbai.        3. Kolkata
4. Jaipur.       5. Gurugram. 
Ans: 1


Q.8 In which city, 14th CII-EXIM Bank Conclave on “India-Africa Project  Partnerships” will be held from March 17-19, 2019?
1. Kolkata/ कोलकाता 2. Bengaluru/ बगलर 3. Hyderabad/ हदिाबाद
4. New Delhi/ नई सदर्लली 5. Mumbai/ मबई
Ans: 4
Q.9 Who has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Armenia?
1. Rajeev Kumar
2. Viraj Singh
3. Kishan Dan Dewal
4. Pranay Kumar Verma
5. Ausaf Sayeed
Ans: 3


Q.10 Who has been named for the Chameli Devi Jain Award for an Outstanding Woman Journalist for the year 2018?
1. Rakesh Verma/ िाकश वमा 2. Priyanka Dubey/ सप्रयका दब
3. Nutan Kumari/ नतन कमािी 4. Sulekha Singh/ िलखा सिह
5. Rajesh Kumar/ िाजश कमाि
Ans: 2


Q.11 In which city of China, India has launched its third IT corridor?
1. Shanghai/ शर्ाई 2. Beijing/ बीसजग 3. Guiyang/ गइयाग
4. Dalian/ ्ासलयान 5. Xuzhou/ शझोऊ
Ans: 5


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