16th February, 2019 Current Affairs Questions and Answers

Day Wise Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers on 16th February, 2019

Read the following statements carefully:

1.Japan's government introduced a bill on 15 February 2019 to recognise the country's ethnic Ainu minority as an 'indigenous' people for the first time.

2.The Japanese government in the late 19th century banned them from practising their customs and using their language.

3.The government will also allow the Ainu to cut down trees in nationally-owned forests for use in traditional rituals.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] Only 2
[B] Only 1 and 2
[C] Only 2 and 3
[D] Only 1 and 3
[E] All are correct
2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched various development projects worth over Rs ________ crore at Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh on 15 January 2019.
[A] 10000
[B] 15000
[C] 18000
[D] 20000
[E] 22000
3. In which state did Indian Air Force (IAF) conduct 'Exercise Vayu Shakti-2019' on 16 February 2019?
[A] Jammu and Kashmir
[B] Punjab
[C] Rajasthan
[D] Kerala
[E] Tamil Nadu
4. India’s merchandise trade deficit widened to $ ________ billion in January 2019.
[A] 12.45
[B] 12.76
[C] 14.73
[D] 15.33
[E] 16.97
5. The Supreme Court Collegium removed the need for lawyers to have a minimum income limit of Rs. ________ lakh in order to be considered for appointment as High Court judges.
[A] 4
[B] 5
[C] 6
[D] 7
[E] 8
6. Where did Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurate the Eklavya Model Residential School for tribal students in Maharashtra on 16 February 2019?
[A] Vidarbha
[B] Nashik
[C] Ahmednagar
[D] Solapur
[E] Kolhapur
7. Where were India-U.S. Commercial Dialogue and India-U.S. CEO Forum held on 14 February 2019?
[A] Washington D.C.
[B] New Delhi
[C] New York
[D] Mumbai
[E] Chicago
8. Who was appointed as UN Controller and Assistant Secretary-General for Programme Planning, Budget, and Finance in the management strategy, policy and compliance department on 15 February 2019?
[A] Bettina Tucci Bartsiotas
[B] Chandramouli Ramanathan
[C] Ted Cruz
[D] Marco Rubio
[E] Kamala Harris
9. The government of India increased the Minimum Selling Price of sugar by two rupees per kilogram to ________ rupees a kilogram in February 2019.
[A] 29
[B] 30
[C] 31
[D] 32
[E] 33
10. Who was appointed as the new Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on 15 February 2019?
[A] Nandan Nilekani
[B] Bimal Jalan
[C] Pramod Chandra Mody
[D] Anil Goswami
[E] Natwar Singh