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Allocation of Ministry of Food Processing
institutions, including health institutions, a major
UNION BUDGET 2018-19 HIGHLIGHTS
has been doubled from Rs.715 crore in 2017-18
initiative named ‘‘Revitalising Infrastructure
Union Budget for the financial year 2018-19,
to Rs.1400 crore in 2018-19.
and Systems in Education (RISE) by 2022’’
presented by the Finance Minister Shri Arun
with a total investment of Rs.1,00,000 crore in
Jaitley in the Parliament , envisaged a total
Har Khet ko Pani, 96 deprived irrigation districts
outlay of Rs. 24,42,213 crore. The budget is
will be taken up with an allocation of Rs 2600
Under Prime Minister Krishi Sinchai Yojna-
largely focused on uplift of agricultural sector,
along with major push to healthcare and
government estimates 7.2-7.5% GDP growth in second half of the current FY18.
MSP for all unannounced kharif crops will be
majority of rabi crops: Institutional Farm Credit raised to 11 lakh crore in 2018-19 from 8.5 lakh crore in 2014-15. 22,000
(Agricultural Produce Market Committee) to be
Under Ujjwala Scheme distribution of free
women instead of 5 crore women.
one and half times of their production cost like
Mission to Rs 5750 crore in 2018-19. LPG connections will be given to 8 crore poor
AGRICULTURE & RURAL ECONOMY
Allocation of National Rural Livelihood
Agricultural Markets (GrAMs) to protect the interests of 86% small and marginal farmers with a corpus of Rs.2000 crore. So far 470 APMCs have been connected to e-NAM network and rest will be connected by March, 2018.
next four years. •
Assistance Programme this year has been kept at Rs. 9975 crore. •
World’s largest Health Protection
Scheme covering over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families launched with a family limit upto 5 lakh rupees for secondary and tertiary treatment.
Under Saubahagya Yojana, 4 crore poor
Allocation of Rs 1200 crore for the
households are being provided with electricity
National Health Policy, 2017. The Government
connection with an outlay of Rs.16,000 crore.
also decided to allocate additional Rs.600 crore
To fulfil target of Housing for All by 2022,
to provide nutritional support to all TB patients at
more than one crore houses will be built by 2019
the rate of Rs.500 per month for the duration of
in rural areas.
A sum of Rs. 3794 crore has been provided
The total budgetary provision for the
for giving credit support, capital and interest
WCD Ministry for the year 2018-19 is Rs.24,700
subsidy and for innovations of Medium, Small
and Micro Enterprises (MSMEs). It is proposed
to set a target of Rs.3 lakh crore for lending
under MUDRA for 2018-19.
Namami Gange programme for infrastructure
The Budget proposed an outlay of Rs.7148
On cleaning the Ganga, a total of 187 have
crore for the textile sector in 2018-19 as against
sanitation and other interventions at a cost of
Rs.6,000 Crore in 2016.
Rs.16,713 crore. Out of this 47 projects have
with an outlay of Rs 500 Crore to address price
Micro irrigation fund Rs. 5,000 crore.
fluctuations in potato, tomato and onion for
benefit of farmers and consumers.
Development Fund (DIDF) Rs. 10,881 crore.
On the lines of ‘‘Operation Flood’’ a new
Scheme “Operation Greens” was announced
Customs duty is proposed to be reduced on
announced for Fisheries and Animal Husbandary
raw cashew from 5 percent to 2.5 percent, to
help the cashew processing industry.
MEDIUM, SMALL AND MICRO ENTERPRISES (MSMEs) AND EMPLOYMENT •
A sum of Rs. 3794 crore has been
provided for giving credit support, capital and interest subsidy and for innovations. •
MUDRA Yojana launched in April, 2015
Mission gets Rs.1290 crore, as it is green gold.
It is proposed to impose a Social Welfare
has led to sanction of Rs.4.6 lakh crore in credit
Surcharge at the rate of 10 percent of the
from 10.38 crore MUDRA loans. It is proposed to
increased to Rs.10 lakh crore in 2017-18.
aggregate duties of Customs, on imported goods,
set a target of Rs.3 lakh crore for lending under
to provide for social welfare schemes of the
MUDRA for 2018-19.
increase to Rs.75,000 crore in 2019 from
42,500 crore last year.
Loans to Women Self Help Groups will
Companies with an annual turnover upto Rs. 100 crore on profit derived from such activities, for five years from 2018-19.
plants and said that the organic farming by Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) and Village Producers’ Organizations (VPOs) in large clusters.
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Rs.7148 crore for the textile sector in 2018-19
as against Rs.6,000 Crore in 2016.
Outlay on health, education and social
protection for 2018-19 is Rs.1.38 lakh crore
against estimated expenditure of Rs.1.22 lakh
crore in 2017-18.
infrastructure for 2018-19 to Rs.5.97 lakh crore
against estimated expenditure of Rs.4.94 lakh
Tribal students to get Ekalavya Model
Increase of budgetary allocation on
Residential School on par with Navodaya
crore in 2017-18.
Vidyalayas to provide the best quality education
to the tribal children in their own environment by
have 90 kilometers of double line tracks at a cost
section 194A. Benefit also available for interest
of over Rs.11,000 crore.
from all fixed deposit schemes and recurring
A sub-urban network of approximately kilometers
Tax collection by states, local governments
Insolvency Code being actively used to
resolve NPA woes.
activities including Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh
Mumbai’s local train network will
Retail inflation averaged 3.3% in 2017-18,
lowest in last 6 fiscals.
Urban migration leading to feminisation of
2014 to 76% in January 2018.
Suvey 2017-18 in Pink Colour to highlight
expenditure from Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 50,000
under section 80D.
The Budget proposes to expand the
airport capacity more than five times to handle a billion trips a year under a new initiative - NABH Nirman. Digital Economy: •
The Budget doubled the allocation on
Digital India Programme to Rs 3073 crore in 2018-19. •
10000 crore in 2018-19 for creation and augmentation of Telecom infrastructure. DISINVESTMENT •
Disinvestment target of Rs.80,000
crore for 2018-19. •
companies - National Insurance Co. Ltd., United India Assurance Co. Ltd., and Oriental India insurance Co. Ltd., will be merged into a single insurance entity. •
To celebrate the 150 Birth Anniversary
of Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation from 2nd October 2019, the Budget set aside Rs.150 crore
commemoration programme. •
emoluments to Rs.5 lakh for the President, Rs 4 lakhs for the Vice President and Rs.3.5 lakh per month to Governor. These emoluments were last revised in 2006. To refix the salary and allowances with effect from April 1, 2018. •
expenditure in 2017-18 are Rs.21.57 lakh crore (net of GST compensation transfers to the States) as against the Budget Estimates of Rs.21.47 lakh crore. •
Fiscal Deficit pegged at 3.5 %, projected
at 3.3 % for 2018-19.
Increase in deduction limit for medical
gender issues. India needs $4.5 trillion by 2040 to develop
expenditure for certain critical illness from Rs.
60,000 (in case of senior citizens) and from Rs.
basic prices is expected to grow at the rate of 6.1
80,000 (in case of very senior citizens) to Rs. 1
per cent in 2017-18 as compared to 6.6 per
lakh for all senior citizens, under section 80DDB.
The Gross Value Added (GVA) at constant
Proposed to extend Pradhan Mantri
industry and services sectors are expected to
Vaya Vandana Yojana up to March, 2020.
grow at the rate of 2.1 per cent, 4.4 per cent,
and 8.3 per cent respectively in 2017-18.
increased to Rs. 15 lakh from the existing limit
of Rs. 7.5 lakh per senior citizen.
million unique GST registrants slightly more
than the total Indirect Tax registrants under the
In order to take care of the education
As on December 2017, there were 9.8
and health care needs of Below Poverty Line
(BPL) and rural families, the Budget proposes
registered under several taxes).
to increase the cess on personal income tax and
corporation tax to 4 percent from the present 3
transactions account for only 17 percent of the
The profile of new filers is interesting of their turnover,
The new cess will be called the “Health
total. The bulk of transactions are Business-To-
and Education Cess” and is expected to lead to
Business (B2B) and exports, which account for
a collection of an estimated additional amount of
30-34 percent apiece.
Rs. 11,000 crore.
Gujarat are the States with the greatest
number of GST registrants. UP and West
Out of total amount, Rs 2,95,511.41
crore has been earmarked for Defence. •
Rs. 99,563.86 crore for Capital expenditure for the Defence Services and the Organizations/ Departments under Ministry of Defence. For Defence Pension, which is over and
above the outlay mentioned above, an amount of Rs. 1,08,853.30 crore has been provided in BE 2018-19.
of tax registrants compared to the old tax regime.
On the subject of International Trade, Inter-
State Trade and Economic Prosperity, the Survey points-out for the first time in India‘s history that five States- Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Telangana account for 70% of India‘s exports.
holding limits on stockiest/dealers of sugar till April, 2018. The Government imposed 20%
ECONOMY SURVEY 2018 HIGHLIGHTS
Bengal have been large increases in the number been
allocated for Revenue (Net) expenditure and
sanitation coverage in rural areas from 39% in
GDP to grow 7-7.5% in FY19; India to
regain fastest growing major economy tag.
availability and moderating price rise. Permitted import of 5 lakh tones of raw sugar at zero
GDP growth to be 6.75% in FY2017-18.
duty; subsequently, import of additional 3 lakh
Financial Services Centre (IFSC), to promote
Policy vigilance required next fiscal if high
tones was allowed at 25% duty.
trade in stock exchanges located in IFSC.
oil prices persist or stock prices correct sharply.
The Budget proposes to increase the
crore approved 2017-18
cess on personal income tax and corporation tax
support agriculture, privatise Air India, finish
obligations arising from interest subvention being
mentions that the Government in its mid-term Review of Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020, has increased incentives under Services Exports from India Schemes (SEIS) by 2 per cent, leading to an additional annual incentive of Rs.1,140
exports including Hotel & Restaurant, Hospital, Educational services etc.
Out of the 32 States and Union Territories
(UTs), in 15 states and UTs, the Services Sector is the dominant sector, contributing more than half of the Gross State Value Added (GSVA). Delhi and Chandigarh are at the top with over 80 per cent share, while Sikkim is at the bottom with 31.7 per cent share. In terms of services GSVA growth, Bihar is at the top and Uttar Pradesh at the bottom with 14.5 per cent and 7.0 per cent growth respectively in 2016-17.
FDI equity inflows to the services sector grew
by 15.0 percent during 2017-18 (April-October).
The Services sector, with a share of 55.2
e) Rs. 4 lakh crore
e) Rs.65000 crore
Q.17) How much amount is being allocated for
Q.6) What was the colour of the Economic Survey
Mumbai Suburban Railways under budget 2018-
b) Blue c) Yellow
a) Rs 15,000 crore
b) Rs 13,000 crore
c) Rs 12,000 crore
d) Rs 11,000 crore
e) Rs 10,000 crore
budgetary expenditure on health, education and
social protection in budget 2018-19?
Disinvestment Target for budget 2018-19?
a) Rs.1.38 lakh crore
b) Rs.1.48 lakh crore
a) Rs. 90,000 crore
b) Rs. 70,000 crore
c) Rs.1.58 lakh crore
d) Rs.1.68 lakh crore
c) Rs. 80,000 crore
d) Rs. 60,000 crore
e) Rs.1.28 lakh crore
e) Rs. 50,000 crore
Q.8) The Budget proposes to increase the cess on
Q.19) As per economic survey 2017-18, how
personal income tax and corporation tax to how
much percent rise in GST data in number of
much percent from 3 percent?
unique indirect taxpayers?
a) 5 per cent
b) 6 per cent
c) 4 per cent
d) 7 per cent
e) 8 per cent
Q.20) For the year 2018-19, Railways capital
Q.9) According to the Union Budget 2018-19,
expenditure has been pegged at _____ crore.
exemption of interest income for senior citizens
a) Rs. 1,58,528 crore
on deposits with banks and post offices to be
b) Rs. 1,78,528 crore
per cent in India‘s Gross Value Added (GVA),
increased from Rs. 10,000 to______.
c) Rs. 1,38,528 crore
continued to be the key driver of India‘s economic
a) Rs. 75,000
b) Rs. 25,000
d) Rs. 1,28,528 crore
growth contributing almost 72.5 per cent of GVA
c) Rs. 30,000
d) Rs. 50,000
e) Rs. 1,48,528 crore
growth in 2017-18.
e) Rs. 40,000
Q.21) How much amount has been allocated for
With the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission
Q.10) The hiked salary of President in budget
nutritional support to all TB patients in budget
(Gramin) on 2nd October, 2014, the sanitation
2018-19 is ______.
a) Rs. 4 Lakh
b) Rs. 5 Lakh
a) Rs. 800 crore
b) Rs. 600 crore
substantially from 39 per cent in 2014 to 76
c) Rs. 3.5 Lakh
d) Rs. 5.5 Lakh
c) Rs. 700 crore
d) Rs. 500 crore
percent in January, 2018.
e) Rs. 4.5 Lakh
e) Rs. 1000 crore
Q.11) How much amount has been allocated for
Q.22) The hiked salary of Vice President in budget
2018-19 is ______.
Q.1) In Union Budget 2018-19, allocation of
Infrastructure in Union Budget 2018-19?
a) Rs. 4 Lakh
b) Rs. 5 Lakh
a) Rs. 20,000 Crore
b) Rs. 10,000 Crore
c) Rs. 3.5 Lakh
d) Rs. 5.5 Lakh
doubled from Rs.715 crore in 2017-18 to ______
c) Rs. 15,000 Crore
d) Rs. 25,000 Crore
e) Rs. 4.5 Lakh
e) Rs. 30,000 Crore
Q.23) According to the budget 2018-19, Tax
a) Rs.1380 crore
b) Rs.1400 crore
Q.12) How many percent has been projected for
buoyancy for 2017-18 is at which percent?
c) Rs.1450 crore
d) Rs.1480 crore
fiscal deficit of GDP for the year 2018-19 of Union
e) Rs.1300 crore
Q.2) According to the Union Budget 2018-19,
under Prime Minister Krishi Sinchai Yojna-Har
Q.24) According to the budget 2018-19, the
Khet ko Pani, how much amount has been
number of tax payers has increased from 6.47
allocated for 96 deprived irrigation districts?
Q.13) According to the Union Budget 2018-19,
lakh crores to ________.
a) Rs 4600 crore
b) Rs 5600 crore
proposed to extend Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana
a) 9.34 lakh crores
b) 8.34 lakh crores
c) Rs 2600 crore
d) Rs 1600 crore
Yojana up to ______.
c) 9.27 lakh crores
d) 7.27 lakh crores
e) Rs 3600 crore
a) June, 2019
b) December, 2020
e) 8.27 lakh crores
Q.3) Name the digital portal that has launched to
c) July, 2020
d) March, 2019
improve the quality of education, technology will
e) March, 2020
increasingly used for the safety of trains and
be used to upgrade the skills of teachers, in Union
The construction of the vessel is to be undertaken
2018. The eNAM website is now available in
under Buy (Indian-IDDM) by Indian shipyards at
Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali and
an estimated cost of Rs 626 crore.
Odia, besides Hindi and English, while the eNAM
income less than Rupees 3 Lac and LIG (Lower Income
between 3,00,001 to 6,00,000 Lac as well as Mid Income group since Feb 2017.
The beneficiary should not have an
own dwelling unit on the name of any family member in any part of India. Cabinet approves creation of National Urban Housing Fund: The
Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given approval for creation
Fund (NUHF) for Rs.60,000 crores. This fund will
Promotion Council (BMTPC), an
Societies Registration Act, 1860 under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. NUHF will
in next four years so that flow of Central Assistance
Construction (BLC), Affordable Partnership (AHP),
Redevelopment (ISSR) and
Scheme (CLSS) is
construction of houses to address the gap in Urban Sector progresses smoothly. Government allows private companies to bid for coal mines for commercial production: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has
auction of coal mines / blocks for sale of coal under the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015 and the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957. The opening up of commercial
sector is the most ambitious coal sector reform since the nationalisation of this sector in 1973. The
transparency, ease of doing business and ensures that natural resources are used for national development. It will also lead to energy security as 70% of India’s electricity is generated from thermal power plants. This reform is expected to bring efficiency into the coal sector by moving from an era ofmonopoly to competition. DAC clears procurement worth Rs 1850 crore: The Defence chaired
Sitharaman and accorded approval to Capital Acquisition Proposals of the Services valued at over Rs 1850 crore. These include procurement of
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- an online
trading facility is available in six languages. Cabinet approves amendments to Chit Funds
Six New Features:
To ensure timely payment to farmers
after auctioning of commodities on the platform,
the Chit Funds Act to facilitate orderly growth of
the sector and provide more financial products to
Payment Interface (UPI) facility through
Minister Narendra Modi, has given approval to
introduced to provide a greater insight into the
introduce the Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill,
performance of each mandi in terms of arrival and
2018 in Parliament.
For the purpose, amendments would be made to
System is being set up at mandis to flag
amendments is use of the words “Fraternity
technology issues related to portal/ software and
Fund” for chit business in the Act to signify its
its operation and also track the status of redressal
inherent nature, and distinguish its working
from ‘Prize Chits’ which are banned under a
been incorporated in the website so that various
A Grievance Redressal Management
E-Learning module in Hindi has also
stakeholders can learn about how to operate the Mission BUNIYAD to help govt schools’
system and continuously get trained at their
In order to create a strong base in very initial
studies, Delhi Government has joined hand with
Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD). Deputy
process becomes easier and Identification of
Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish
farmers can be done easily on arrival at the Mandi
Gate. Farmers can also see the real-time bidding
e-NAM has been integrated with Central Database so
BUNIYAD”. This programme is designed on the
progress and assaying certificates through app.
made multilingual. e-NAM Mobile app is being
The entire programme will run from Classes 3 to
enhanced in multi-dimension so that the entire
5 in MCD schools and in Classes 6 to 8 in Delhi
operation for farmers can be user friendly. Mandi
Government schools. Under Buniyaad, students
operators can now carry out one of the critical
will be divided into three categories. Those who
operation of Gate Entry directly from e-NAM
the ‘Ujjawal’ group; those who score medium-
India to host 1st International Solar Alliance
level marks will be placed in ‘Utkarsh’ while
on 11th March:
those who are behind their peers will be placed
India will host the first International Solar
Alliance (ISA) summit on 11th March, which
Chief Minister: Arvind Kejriwal
Governor: Anil Baijal
Secretary General Antonio Guterres. The ISA
Macron and United
aims to launch 121 projects during the summit. Saras
During the summit, two new programmes will be inaugurated on- Scaling Solar E-Mobility and
India’s indigenous light
aircraft Saras was successfully test flown for a
Storage, and Rooftop Solar. The summit will be held in Delhi.
second time in Bangalore, Union Science and Technology minister Harsh Vardhan said. The
|Legend Magazine | February - 2018| The city is set to host two mega technology
events — Nasscom India Leadership Forum (ILF)
Currency: New Taiwan dollar
President: Tsai Ing-wen
and the 22nd edition of the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) was held in Hyderabad. The WCIT is being organised for the time in the country and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver inaugurate the summit through a video conference. 21st National Conference on e-Governance to begin in Hyderabad: The Department of Administrative Reforms and
(DARPG), Government of India, along with the
Technology, Government of India in association with Government of Telangana is organizing the 21stNational Governance on
in Hyderabad, Telangana.
farmers: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has announced five lakh rupees healthcum-life insurance scheme for farmers in the state. Addressing the regional conference of Farmers’
Karimnagar, Mr Rao said the state government will pay the entire premium behalf of the farmer and allocate 500 crore rupees in the coming budget for implementation of the scheme. He said the insurance scheme will benefit 70 lakh farmers in the state. The families of farmers will be paid the amount in case of farmer’s death, in the accident or naturally.
Hyderabad: The 15th edition of BioAsia, the annual flagship event of the Government of Telangana, was held Hyderabad. The theme of BioAsia 2018 was “Right Time, Right Now” focusing on strategies to keep up with the pace of change and innovative ways to develop new models for distribution & healthcare delivery. Telangana, Taiwan signs agreement for better technology partnership: a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Taoyuan City of Taiwan for better technology partnership in the state. The World Congress Technology (WCIT)
concluded earlier today with Telangana, India handing over the baton to Armenia for the 2019 edition. IT
secretary Jayesh Ranjan signed the agreement with Robert Huang, Director of
of Taiwan company at World IT Congress 2018 at HICC in Hyderabad. TAIWAN
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Chief Minister: Chandrasekhar Rao
Governor: E.S. L. Narasimhan
Centre sanctions Rs 1,500 cr for organic farming in Uttarakhand: The Centre has sanctioned Rs 1,500 crore for three years to promote organic farming in Uttarakhand. The amount was sanctioned by Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Union
proposal worth Rs 2,600 crore for the cooperative sector in the state. Of which, Rs 200 crore is meant for the reorganisation of sugar
Noida. It is an initiative to improve India’s weather forecasting. It will propel the country’s ranking from the 368th position to the top 30 in list of HPC facilities across the world. Ministry of Earth Science •
Union Minister: Harsh Vardhan
Constituency: Chandni Chowk, Delhi
UP in Association with UNICEF Launches DASTAK Campaign: Uttar Pradesh State government in association
Tunnel in Uttarkhand as part of ‘Chardham Mahamarg Pariyojana’: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to the construction of 4.531
Silkyara Bend – Barkot Tunnel with escape passage including approaches on Dharasu Yamunotri section between Chainage 25.400 Km. and Chainage 51.000 Km in Uttarakhand as part of ‘Chardham Mahamarg Pariyojana’. The total project cost is Rs. 1383.78 crore. The construction period of the project is 4 years. The project will be implemented by the Ministry of Transport
Development Corporation Ltd.
wholly state owned company, formed in 2014 for development of highways in states on the international borders.
Himalayas initiated: Uma Bharti As a special initiative, Union Minister of Drinking and
programme) at Bagori and Gangotri Iconic Placeat
district of Uttarakhand. As a first step to it, the Minister inaugurated solid and liquid waste management scheme of Rs 11.88 lakh at Bagori. Centre has decided to give 27 crore rupees to Uttarakhand for the implementation of this projects. She also initiated the Process
with UNICEF has launched massive door to door campaign DASTAK. It aims to eradicate deadly Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and Jpanise Encephalitis (JE) disease in the state. The United Nations International Children's Education Fund (UNICEF) is a UN program headquartered in New York City, the USA. Henrietta H. Fore is the Executive Director of UNICEF. UNICEF •
Headquarters: New York City
President: Tore Hattrem
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the UP Investors Summit in Lucknow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the UP
Summit in Lucknow. The
mega event, organised by the Yogi Adityanath government, is aimed at showcasing investment opportunities and potential across various sectors in Uttar Pradesh. The focus of the summit will be on the key
Process for geo-tagging water sources in
(meaning sun) at National Centre for Medium
project, New Swajal Project (drinking water
The Telangana Government signed
launched in Noida:
Fifteen Edition of BioAsia 2018 Held in
Governor: Krishan Kant Paul
Telangana CM announces five lakh rupees health-cum-life
sources in Himalayas. Uttarakhand •
Chief Minister: Trivendra Singh Rawat
technology, civil aviation, tourism, electronics, MSME, and renewable energy. The goal is to create 10 lakh jobs in next five years and to develop under-developed region Uttar Pradesh becomes 1st Indian state to clear projects digitally: Uttar Pradesh (UP) has become the first state in India where business and investment projects can now be cleared digitally, without any human interface. This has become possible with launch
which will serve as a single-window clearance system. This Mitra was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the inauguration session
village in Tubas Governorate in Palestine at a cost
Systems of Medicine
of US$ 1.1 million
Establishment of an Expert Group on
Trade Remedy Measures to promote cooperation
Prime minister: Khadga Prasad Oli
in areas of mutual interest
Currency: Nepalese rupee
Cooperation in the field of Agriculture
and Allied Sectors •
Cooperation in the field of Health and
Currency: Iranian Rial
Carry Tiny Satellite into Orbit: The country's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has successfully launched the smallestever rocket to carry a satellite into orbit. The rocket set off from the Uchinoura Space Center. It carried the TRICOM-1R, a three-unit cubesat, into lower Earth orbit where it will observe the Earth with a set of cameras. Capital: Tokyo
Currency: Japanese Yen
Prime Minister: Shinzo Abe
Palestine Currency: Israeli new shekel
India And Oman Sign 8 Agreements:
Capital: East Jerusalem
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held wide-
President: Mahmoud Abbas
ranging talks with the Sultan of Oman Sultan
Prime minister: Rami Hamdallah
India notifies revised tax treaty with Kenya: The government has notified revised tax treaty between India and Kenya which provides for lower withholding tax rate and mutual assistance in collection of tax revenue claims a finance ministry statement said. In order border
DTAA provides for reduction in withholding tax rate on dividend and interest to 10 per cent from 15 per cent.
Qatar Airways plans to start airline in India says airline’s CEO:
Agreement of Legal Judicial Cooperation
airline’s chief executive Akbar Al Baker said. In March 2017, Baker had said Qatar Airways
plans to set up an airline in India along with
the Gulf nation’s sovereign wealth fund.
MoU on Cooperation in the field of
India has permitted foreign investors, barring MoU for Cooperation in the peaceful MoU
Cooperation Sectors between National Defence College, Sultanate of Oman and the Institute for Defence studies and analyses. •
Cooperation between India and Oman. •
Cooperation. Capital: Muscat
Currency: Omani Rial
President : Uhuru Kenyatta
of Prime Minister to Palestine: MOU between India and Palestine for
setting up of India-Palestine Super-specialty
SAARC Business Leaders will gather in
Kathmandu next month to take part in
Governorate at a cost of US$ 30 million
SAARC Business Leaders’ Conclave:
Business leaders of SAARC member nations will
gather in Kathmandu next month to take part in
Empowering women, “Turathi” at a cost of US$
MOU between India and Palestine for of
Conclave scheduled to be held from March 16
setting up of new National Printing Press at
MOU between India and Palestine for
Ramallah at a cost of US$ 5 million
entrepreneurship in the region.
SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Construction of school in Muthalth Al Shuhada
(SAARC-CCI) President Suraj Vaidya said, the bi-
Village at a cost of US$ 1 million
annual event of the SAARC-CCI is going to be held
in Nepal for the second time and the government
Palestine Construction of school in Tamoon
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RWANDA Rwanda: The Poorest Country to Provide Eye Care: Rwanda has become the first low-income country to provide universal eye care for its 12 million
partnered with the organisation Vision for a
Currency: Qatari riyal
List of MoUs/Agreements signed during visit
Currency: Kenyan shilling
Nation (VFAN) to train more than 3,000 eye
foreign airlines, to own up to 100 per cent stake in local carriers.
Agreement of Mutual Visa Exemption for
Holders of Diplomatic, Special, Service and
an airline in India with at least 100 planes, the
in civil and Commercial Matters.
of investments and technology,
occasion of the visit of Prime Minister of
Boys at Abu Dees
uses of outer space.
of additional floor to Jawahar Lal Nehru for
Japan Launches Smallest Rocket Ever to
Qaboos and signed eight agreements. The list
Assistance of US$ 0.25 millionfor construction
President: Paul Kagame
Currency: Rwandan franc
SAUDI ARABIA Sushma Swaraj Visit To Saudi Arabia: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will attend the opening ceremony of the 32nd Al Jana-driyah festival in Riyadh. India has been invited as the Guest of Honour country for the festival. During her three day visit, she will meet with the Saudi leadership to discuss bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest. Saudi
imports from India over bird flu: Saudi
Arabia has temporarily
banned imports of live birds, hatching eggs and chicks from India after a form of bird flu that is highly lethal for poultry was found in the south Asian country. In January, India had reported an
|Legend Magazine | February - 2018| outbreak of a highly contagious bird flu virus near Bengaluru in the southern state of Karnataka.
India International Textiles Expo begins in
destruction in the Pacific island nation.
India has allocated USD 500,000 in the India-UN
Saudi Arabia allows women to start business
A three –day India International Textiles
Development Partnership Fund for rehabilitation
without male permission:
Expo (IITExpo) of India began in Sri Lankan
purpose and USD 500,000 will be given for
Women in Saudi
pushes to expand a fast-growing private sector.
Ministry of Commerce & Industry. Sri Lankan
government is expansion
by Saudi as
of Union of
Assignments Dr. Sarath
a husband or male relative, as the kingdom
their own businesses without the consent of
managed by the United Nations Office for
Amunugama inaugurated the event.
He urged Sri Lanka to make use of fully-funded
Currency: Tongan paʻanga
training opportunities in India, under Indian
Saudi Arabia to host first Arab Fashion Week
Technical & Economic Cooperation (ITEC)
programme, in which a number of slots is
Saudi Arabia will debut with its first ever Arab
earmarked for textile related subjects.
Fashion Week in Riyadh in March this year. The
move is another example of the opening up of the
• Currency: Sri Lankan rupee
country under Crown Prince Mohammed Bin
• Capitals: Colombo, Sri Jayawardenepura
international travel, after seeing some 88.2
million passengers in 2017. Dubai Airports CEO
• Primeminister: Ranil Wickremesinghe
Paul Griffiths says he expects the airport to see
Salman’s ambitious transformation programme. The Dubai-based Arab Fashion Council said the fashion week will be held in Riyadh from March 26 to March 31, with a second edition already scheduled for October. Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates Dubai
international airport: Dubai International Airport has held on to its No 1 ranking as the world’s busiest airport for
90.3 million passengers in 2018. It first surpassed SWEDEN
Sweden provides $370 million dollars to UN
busiest airport for international traffic, back in
2014 – and has kept the title ever since.
Currency: Saudi riyal
Programme has signed a Strategic Partnership
PM Modi Lays Foundation Stone of First
Crown Prince: Mohammad Bin Salman
Agreement. It has committed $370 million
Hindu Temple in Abu Dhabi:
dollars to WFP over the next four years. The WEF
is the food-assistance branch of the United
launched the foundation stone-laying ceremony
Singapore to impose carbon tax from 2019:
Nations. The contribution for the period 2018-
for the first Hindu temple in in Al Wathba,
2021 is the biggest ever made by a donor within
Abu Dhabi, the capital city of United Arab
tax” from next year to cut its greenhouse
a WFP Strategic Partnership Agreement.
Emirates (UAE). This is the first stone temple to
be built in Abu Dhabi off Dubai-Abu Dhabi
Sweden and the United Nations World Food
Singapore said it would impose a “carbon emissions and
highway and it will be completed by 2020.
competitive as global agreements on climate
change take effect. The carbon tax in Singapore,
Currency: Swedish krona
to be applied to all sectors, will be Sg$5.0 ($3.8)
World’s first ‘autonomous pods’ unveiled in
from 2019 to 2023. Singapore ranks 26
out of 142 countries in
terms of emissions per capita based on the latest International
The UAE’s Road and Transport Authority
Cobra Gold military exercises 2018 begins in
(RTA) showcased the world’s first driverless
pods at the World Government Summit. The autonomous vehicles are meant to travel short to
Agency data The United States and Thailand will kick off
medium distances, and will have a capacity to
the 2018 iteration of the annual Cobra Gold
accommodate 10 passengers. Each pod is fitted
exercises – an engagement that began as a
with a battery that can last up to three hours, and
bilateral drill between the two allies and has now
can be recharged over six hours. Director-
President: Halimah Yacob
largely due to its small size and dense population.
SRI LANKA Sri Lanka Celebrates 70th Independence Day: Sri Lanka celebrated the 70th Independence Day (4th Feb) in a grand ceremony at the Galle Face Green in Colombo. The theme of today’s ceremony
Britain’s Queen, Prince Edward participated in the celebrations as Chief Guests in presence of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
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drill. This was the 37th iteration of exercise.
Executive Directors of the RTA: Mattar al-
A U.S. Marine drinks the blood of a cobra during
a jungle survival exercise as part of the “Cobra Gold 2018” (CG18) joint military exercise, at a
World’s Tallest Hotel in Dubai:
military base in Chonburi province, Thailand.
The world’s tallest hotel has been opened in
Dubai, UAE. The global city also boasts of the
Currency: Thai baht
world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa,
which is 828 metres tall. The 75 storey Gevora Hotel stands at 356 metres and has 528 rooms. It is one metre taller than the previous record
TONGA India gives $1 mn for rehabilitation work in cyclone-hit Tonga: India has contributed USD one million for the
in Tonga after
holder, the JW Mariott Marquis, which is also in Dubai. PM Modi to address World Government Summit in Dubai:
The International Press Institute’s Indian National
will participate in the event.
Committee has named Ritu Sarin as the
Excellence in Journalism. She is the Executive Editor- Investigations, the Indian Express. She has been awarded for her “sustained work in investigation of crimes, political assassinations, terrorism cases frauds and economic offences”.
year’s Bafta Film
Outside Anu Kumar wins first gold in Khelo India
Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Leading actress: Frances McDormand
– Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Leading actor: Gary Oldman – Darkest
School Games: Anu Kumar of Uttarakhand grabbed the first gold medal of the Khelo India School Games in 1500 metres at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. Anu Kumar is a past 800metres silver medalist for India at the World School
PM Modi being conferred with Palestinian
Water – Guillermo Del Toro
sports culture in the country at the grass-root
EE Rising Star Award: Daniel Kaluuya
conferred with the Grand Collar of the State of
Film not in the English language: The
Palestine, which is the highest Palestinian
Boxing: Mary Kom wins gold at India Open
honour for a foreign dignitary.
Documentary: I Am Not Your Negro
India’s Aadhaar and Umang App Win Awards
Animated film: Coco
at World Government Summit India’s
concluded World Government Summit 2018 in Dubai. India was the ‘Guest of Honour’
– Roger Deakins
m-Government Service Award for Accessible
Original screenplay: Three Billboards
Outside Ebbing, Missouri
48kg category. Pinki Rani also fetched gold for India after defeating Jargalan Ochirbat in the final in (48-51 kg) category.In Total India bags Indoor Stadium in New Delhi. Saurav Ghosal becomes the highest-ranked Indian squash player: India’s leading squash player, Saurav Ghosal
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Indian Engineer Awarded Sci-Tech Oscar
boxing. She defeated Josie Gabuco 4-1 in the
10 medals. The event held at the Thyagraj
Original music: The Shape Of Water –
Minister of Interior of UAE Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
programme has been introduced to revive the
M C Mary Kom claimed a gold India Open
Cinematography: Blade Runner 2049
Amos, Paul Machliss
country at the summit. Umang App won in Best
jumped five places to No 14 to become the
PM Modi’s Book Exam Warriors Released
highest ranked Indian in the Professional Squash
Exam Warriors, a book penned by Prime
Association (PSA) rankings released. Ghosal beat
Vikas Sathaye, a Pune-born person has been
Minister Narendra Modi for students, has been
Joshna Chinappa who slipped three places to No
honoured with the Scientific and Engineering
released in the presence of External Affairs
17 while Dipika Pallikal Karthik remained on 20.
Academy Award at the Oscars Scientific and
Minister Sushma Swaraj and Human Resource
Gregory Gaultier from France is currently at
Technical Awards 2018. It was held at Beverly
Development Minister Prakash Javadekar. The
No. 1 Position in the Professional Squash
Hills in Los Angeles, California. Sathaye and his
book is the fifth one to be written by the Prime
Association (PSA) rankings.
team received the award for his contribution
Minister and the first on the need to develop
in “Shotover K1 Camera System” during his
stress-free attitude to exams.
India lifts U-19 World Cup trophy for record
4th time: “Mere Sapno Ka Bharat” Book: Tarun Vijay
India has lifted the ICC Under-19 World Cup
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched
Sanjiv Bajaj: EY Entrepreneur of the Year
the book “Mere Sapno Ka Bharat”. It is a
Australia by eight wickets at bay oval at Mount
Maunganui in New Zealand. India’s star batsman
Sanjiv Bajaj, Managing Director, Bajaj Finserv
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee authored
Manjot Kalra adjudged Man of the Match and
was named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017.
by the former Member of Parliament Tarun
Shubman Gill Man of the Series.
Dr. E Sreedharan was honored with the Lifetime
Queenstown, New Zealand.
Achievement Award for transforming the face of
Badminton: India Open 2018
public transportation in India.
“A Century Is Not Enough” Book: Sourav
India Open held annually at the Siri Fort Sports
Complex, New Delhi. In women’s singles P V
The former Team India captain Sourav Ganguly
Sindhu was defeated by American Beiwen
Milkbasket recognised as ‘Startup of the
will unveil a book named “A Century is not
enough”. The book is co-authored by Gautam
Here are the complete list of winners:
Milkbasket, India’s first and largest micro-
Men’s Singles: Shi Yuqi (China)
EY India chairman: Rajiv Memani
as ‘Startup of the Year’ 2017 at the 7th Small
(America), P V Sindhu (runner up)
Business Awards. The startup of the year award
is dedicated to young SMEs, aged 7 years or less,
B.N. Mullik Memorial All India Police Football
Ch'ship to be held in Jammu:
Jammu and Kashmir Police will host B N
Mullik Memorial All India Police Football
(Indonesia) and Apriyani Rahayu (Indonesia)
local/international markets. Bafta Film Awards 2018: The winners in full
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Championship. It is the 2nd time to be held in Jammu. The event would be held at Gulshan
the first Asian as well as the first Indian to swim
fielding coach Abhya Sharma and bowling
across the Ocean Seven. Rohan is the youngest
Badminton coach Pullela Gopichand initiated
coach Paras Mhambrey will get Rs 20 lakh.
person in the world to swim across the Ocean
the country’s largest ‘train the trainers’
Seven. He has received the Tenzing Norgay
Award from the Indian Ministry of Youth Affairs
programme inducting 1500 Physical Education
Indian golfer: A youngster 21-year-old Shubhankar Sharma
(PE) teachers from across Gujarat for advanced
became the top-ranked Indian golfer with a rank
of 72 in the world golf rankings. Recently he
Championship for Blind:
of experts will first select around 150 PE teachers
has won the Maybank Championship in Kuala
Karnataka's Kishan Gangolli won the National
out of the 1500 to become master trainers.
Lumpur, Malaysia. He also clinched his first
'A' Chess Championship for Blind for the fifth
Former All-England champion Gopichand and
European Tour win at the Joburg Open in
consecutive time. Ashvin Makwana of Gujarat
India’s lone Olympic gold medallist Abhinav
December 2017. Dustin Johnson from the USA
Bindra have been appointed to oversee the
is now the World No. 1 in the World Golf
finished second and third respectively.
The top five players in the championship will form
training. As per the plan, Gopichand and his band
programme and will serve as mentors.
the Indian team for the forthcoming 'World
Roger Federer beats Grigor Dimitrov to win
Cricket: Jhulan Goswami 1st Woman to Take
Team Championship' for the blind to be held in
Rotterdam Open title:
200 ODI Wickets
Bulgaria. The top 3 juniors (under the age of 20)
Roger Federer marked his impending return to
India's veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami became
will represent 'World Junior' championship for
the top of the world rankings by sweeping aside
the first female cricketer to take 200 ODI
the blind in Poland.
second seed Grigor Dimitrov in the Rotterdam
wickets. Goswami achieved the feat during the
second ODI between India and South Africa.
Pyeongchang Winter Olympics: Sweden’s
She was also adjudged ICC Women Cricketer of
Charlotte Kalla wins 1st gold:
he is only behind America’s Jimmy Connors who
the Year in 2007.
Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla claimed the first
has won 109 titles.
gold on the opening day of the Pyeongchang
title in his overall career. In this count,
Haryana Tops In Khelo India School Games:
Winter Olympics. Kalla won the women’s
Haryana topped the overall medal tally after
skiathlon cross country race ahead of Norway’s
claiming 38 gold medals in the inaugural edition
Marit Bjoergen, preventing her from collecting an
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unprecedented third straight gold medal in the
concluded in New Delhi. Haryana won 102
event. But Bjoergen still became the most
decorated woman in Winter Olympics history as
Maharashtra got second place while Delhi came
she claimed her 11th medal. Football: Tamil Nadu Lifts Senior Women’s
National Football Championship
Tamil Nadu beat Manipur 2-1 to lift their maiden
The 23rd Olympic Winter Games officially
title in the Senior Women’s National Football
at Pyeongchang stadium in South Korea.
National Football Championship was held in
There will be 92 countries participating with
Cuttack. Tamil Nadu created history by becoming
102 medals in Pyeongchang, covering seven
champions in their first-ever final.
banned from the Games, and the forthcoming
Quarters Of Chennai Open ATP Challenger
In Tennis, Yuki Bhambri has become the first
Currency: South Korean Won
Indian to reach the quarter-finals of the Chennai
President: Moon Jae-in
defeated compatriot Sidharth Rawat to make this ITTF Oman World Junior & Cadet Open Table
achievement. For a place in the semi-finals,
Bhambri will meet Yasutaka Uchiyama of Japan.
India won two
medal at the ITTF Oman World Junior &
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haul in all
formats in International
Bhuvneshwar Kumar made this record by taking his first T20I five-wicket haul at the first T20I against South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was awarded the Man-ofthe-Match Award. He has also become the second Indian to take a five-wicket haul in T20Is
wicket hauls in all 3 formats: become the first Indian bowler to take a five-
Bhuvneshwar 1st Indian bowler to scalp 5-
after Yuzvendra Chahal. Christian
record in 60 meters: Christian
record in 60 metres race. The World silver medallist ran the distance in 6.34 seconds at the US
champion Javier Fernandez of Spain to the second and third spots.
batsmen: 1. Virat
Kohli (909 points), 2. AB de Villiers (844),
3. David Warner (823).
Khan and Jasprit
Leader: Kim Jong-un
3. Trent Boult (729).
bowlers: 1. Rashid
India bag gold medal at 5th Commonwealth
captain for Sultan Azlan Shah Cup:
Nations Bridge Championship:
The Hockey India selectors brought back Sardar
Indian “A” team won gold at the 5th
Singh as captain of an 28-member Indian squad
for the 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held
Championship held in Gold Coast, Australia,
in Ipoh, Malaysia from March 3-10.
between 14 and 18 February 2018. The Indian “A”
team was headed by Kiran Nadar. The Indian
Currency: Malaysian ringgit
“A” team defeated the Australian team.
Capital: Kuala Lumpur
announces retirement: Alex
Blackwell, Australia’s most
announced retirement from all forms of cricket. Norway’s
successful Winter Olympian: Norway’s Marit Bjoergen (14 Olympic medals) became the most successful athlete in Winter Olympics history
took bronze in Pyeongchang, South Korea in cross country skiing’s women’s team sprint free. However, Kikkan
Randall and Jessica
Diggins won the gold and the first Olympic cross country title for the United States. Norway’s Martin
Sundby and Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo won the men’s title by 1.71sec ahead of the Olympic Athletes from Russia, with France finishing third. Australia beat New Zealand by 19 Runs in T20 Final: Australia clinched
series against New Zealand after cruising to a 19-run
at Auckland. It also means Australia leapfrog Pakistan to become
world. This will be the first timefor Australia to hold the number one spot since rankings were introduced in 2011.
in ODIs: Kohli became
batsman after AB de Villiers to cross the 900point mark simultaneously in both Tests and
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claim gold medals in two sports at a Winter Olympics with a win in the snowboarding parallel giant slalom. The 22-year-old Czech, who earned a shock victory in the skiing super G last, beat Germany’s Selina Jorg to win her second gold. She is the fifth athlete to win in two sports at one Games and the first in unrelated events with the previous double wins coming in Nordic events. Ramona Theresia Hofmeister took bronze.
league: Canada became the latest to embrace franchisebased T20 cricket with the formation of the Global T20 Canada. The announcement of the league – conceptualised, designed, developed managed
India’s Mercuri Group
association with Cricket Canada – was done in New Delhi. Cricket Canada has become the first Associate member of
the ICC to
franchise league in the North America market. Aruna Budda Reddy becomes 1st Indian to win individual medal at Gymnastics World Cup: Aruna Budda Reddy has created history by becoming the first Indian to win an individual medal at the Gymnastics World Cup. She clinched a Bronze in the Women’s Vault event scored 13.649 average points to finish third and claim
Arena. Tjasa Kysslef of Slovania took home the Gold, while Emily Whitehead of Australia won the Silver.
tournament at Sofia in Bulgaria. While Vikas in the 75 kg category eased past American Troy Isley, Amit in 49 kg division defeated Morocco’s Said Mordaji to claim the coveted yellow metal. in the Final. In the Women’s 48 kg section, Mary Kom, who came into the event in pursuit of a third consecutive
Sevda Asenova in a rather shocking verdict to finish second. Seema Poonia in the +81 kg category also settled for a Silver after she went down to Russia’s Anna Ivanova. India ended the and 6 Bronze. Gopi Thonakal retains his title at New Delhi Marathon: Reigning Asian
Thonakal retained his title at the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathonin New Delhi.
the women’s event
Athare retained her title. Gopi clocked 2 hour, 15 minute and 16 seconds to clinch the gold under ideal
Rawat was second,
Dhoni took the bronze.
Cricket Canada unveils ICC-approved T20
Poonia and Gaurav
tournament with 11 medals — 2 Gold, 3 Silver
in Melbourne. Aruna, who hails from Hyderabad,
Top-ranked Kohli breaches 900-point mark Virat
second gold medal: Ester
Gaurav in 52 kgs took home the silver after losing
Sardar Singh back as Indian hockey team
Panghal bagged Gold medals, while MC Mary
Simona Halep reclaims world No 1 ranking: Romanian returned
one in women
champion Caroline Wozniacki, who held the top spot for four consecutive weeks. Wozniacki, 27, did
not compete in the
Championships last week, leaving the way open for the Romanian to return to World No.1. IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE DAY World Cancer Day – Feb 4 World Cancer Day is observed on February 4, 2018. Communities across the world will come together to spread and raise awareness about cancer. For 2016-2018, the theme for observing World Cancer Day is ‘We Can. I can.’ International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM: Feb 6th International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is a United Nationssponsored annual awareness day that takes place on February 6. It is UN's efforts to eradicate female genital mutilation. Nation celebrates Unani Day: February 11 Nation
|Legend Magazine | February - 2018| Q.170) A thing present in real world in physical form is called a) DBMS
smallest unit of
computer can understand, and process is a) bit
Q.172) If a company want to include its company name and logo at the bottom of every page of the brochure, we use a) foot note
b) end note
d) head note
Q.173) Frame is protocol data unit of which OSI Layer? a) network
b) data link
Q.174)The first email was sent by a) Tim Berners Lee
b) Vint Cerf
c) Ray Tomlinson d) Alan Turing
e) Ada Lovelace
Q.175) Which of the following acts as an interface between user and computer a) linker
b) device driver
d) translator software
e) operating system
Q.176) LAN card is also known as a) LIN
Q.177) The virus infects the hard disk’s or floppy drive’s boot sector is a) boot virus b) macro virus c) zombie d) direct action virus e) resident virus Q.178) Which among the following is a device that has functioning of a mobile information manager? a) PDA b) MICR c) OCR d) OMR e) barcode reader Q.179) The folder that retains copies of messages have started but not yet send to the recipient is a) spam b) outbox c) inbox d) draft e) cc Q.180) The base of octal number system is a) 2 b) 6 c) 8 d) 10 e) 16 Q.181) DMA stands for a) direct module access b) direct material access c) direct memory access d) direct memory allocation e) none of these Q.182) In DOS, O stands for a) open b) over c) operating d) overwrite e) none of these Q.183) Copying a process from memory to disk to allow spaces for other processor is a) swapping b) fragmentation c) demand paging d) deadlock e) synchronization Q.184) SMTP, FTP, Telnet are protocols of a) physical layer b) network layer c) data link layer d) application layer e) session layer Q.185) The action a user can perform using an output device is a) scan data b) input data c) view data d) print data e) both c & d Q.186) The cyber-attack that involves hackers taking control of a computer system and blocking
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access to it until a certain amount of money is to be paid a) spyware b) key logger c) root kit d) scareware e) ransomware Q.187) The activity of purchasing items and products from different websites on the Internet and online modes, such as credit cards and debit cards to make payment is a) e-banking b) online shopping c) online reservation d) e-governance e) all the above Q.188) Who contributed to the idea of a stored program? a) John Von Neumann b) Charles Babbage c) Dennis Ritchie d) Alan Turing e) Vint Cerf Q.189) An example of a telecommunications device is a a) keyboard b) mouse c) modem d) printer e) monitor Q.190) The CPU in a computer retrieves data from a) Main Memory b) Secondary Memory c) Auxiliary memory d) all the above e) None of these Q.191) Which of the following is a volatile storage device? a) RAM b) SRAM c) DRAM d) all the above e) none of these Q.192) The diagnostic testing sequence of a computer determines if all input and output devices are properly working is a) booting b) POST c) BSOD d) scanning e) fragmentation Q.193) A program that is used to line-up print jobs by storing them in a buffer for a short time and allows the printer to print at the time when it is used is a) fork b) buffer c) spooler d) memory e) virtual memory Q.194) A CD player can access data/information using which method? a) sequential access b) random access c) multivariate access d) all the above e) none of these Q.195) The two ways to arrange multiple windows on the desktop are a) point and click b) minimize and maximize c) cascade and tile d) drag and drop e) none of these Q.196) The networking device used to connect networks using different protocol is a) repeater b) hub c) bridge d) switch e) gateway Q.197) The software which is used to create a text-based documents is a) word processor b) spreadsheets c) presentation software d) database e) C++ Q.198) The commonly used graphical format for the web is a) bmp b) txt c) mdi d) gif e) tif Q.199) The set of one or more attributes taken collectively to uniquely identify a record is a) primary key b) foreign key c) secondary key d) alternate key e) super key Q.200) Track ball is an example for a) output device b) memory unit c) printing device d) pointing device e) none of these Q.201) The application software used to prepare presentation slides is: a) Ms-Word b) Ms-Excel c) Ms-Power point
d) Adobe Photoshop e) DBMS Q.202) The process of a computer receiving information from the Internet is called: a) Browsing b) Downloading c) Uploading d) All the above e) None of these Q.203) BASIC stands for: a) Beginner’s All-purpose System Instruction Code b) Beginner’s All-purpose Server Instruction Code c) Beginner’s All-purpose Single Instruction Code d) Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code e) Beginner’s All-purpose Simple Instruction Code Q.204) Which of the following is not a web browser? a) Mozilla Firefox b) Internet explorer c) Avast d) Google chrome e) None of these Q.205) The secondary memory used in the first generation of computer is: a) Magnetic tape b) HDD c) CD d) DVD e) BRD Q.206) In the latest version of Microsoft windows, the bar where the different icons of application software can be found is: a) Task bar b) Status bar c) Menu bar d) Start menu e) Control panel Q.207) FORTRAN is used for: a) Business purposes b) Scientific purposes c) Marketing purposes d) All the above e) None of these Q.208) The software that uses a pattern matching technique to examine all files on a disk looking for harmful code is: a) Virus b) Worm c) TROJON horse d) Antivirus e) Companion virus Q.209) A technical standard for accessing information over a mobile wireless network is: a) TCP b) IP c) Telnet d) WAP e) SNMP Q.210) An ad hoc query is a: a) Pre-planned question b) Pre-scheduled question c) Spur-of-the-moment question d) Question that will not return any results e) None of these Q.211) In hard disk drive the information is recorded in bands, each band of information is called: a) Platters b) Sectors c) Tracks d) Cylinder e) Buffer Q.212) Which among the following is IBM's super computer? a) Shasra-T b) Sunway Taihu Light c) PARAM-8000 d) Tianhe-2 e) Watson Q.213) OCR is used for preparation of: a) Electricity bills b) Insurance premium c) Telephone bills d) All the above e) None of these Q.214) The size of any word/number in a computer is measured in: a) Bits b) Bytes c) Nano farad d) Micro farad e) All the above Q.215) A step by step procedure used to solve a problem is: a) Operating system b) Application Program c) Algorithm d) Flow chart e) Coding Q.216) The command which is used to delete directory with all sub-directories and files is: a) Delete b) Deltree c) Del d) Dele e) Move
|Legend Magazine | February - 2018| Q.217) If you change windows 98 to windows 2000, it is also called as: a) Upgrade b) Downgrade c) Patch d) Start e) None of these Q.218) The virus that encrypts or encodes itself in an encrypted way every time it infects the system is: a) Direct action virus b) Boot sector virus c) File system virus d) Polymorphic virus e) Resident virus Q.219) A collection of interrelated records is called a: a) Files b) Database c) Folders d) Spreadsheet e) Datasheet Q.220) The term used for measurement of how fast data moves from one place to another is: a) Bits per minutes b) Bytes per second c) Bits per second d) Bytes per minutes e) None of these Q.221) The minimum zoom percentage in Msexcel is a) 1 b) 2 c) 5 d) 10 e) 12 Q.222) The private network for Internet tools available within an organisation is: a) Intranet b) Internet c) Extranet d) Network e) All the above Q.223) The shortcut key for justify the text selected by the user is: a) Ctrl +D b) Ctrl +J c) Ctrl +E d) Ctrl +L e) Ctrl +R Q.224) The binary equivalent of decimal number 43 is: a) 110011 b) 111100 c) 110010 d) 101011 e) 101010 Q.225) The computer works by calculating binary digits is: a) Analog computer b) Hybrid computer c) Digital computer d) Super computer e) Mainframe Q.226) The default page orientation in Ms-word is: a) Landscape b) Portrait c) Centre d) Justify e) Left Q.227) The computer language which is used for business application is: a) COBOL b) LOGO c) FORTRAN d) C e) C++ Q.228) A _______ virus is a type of malware that infects executable files with the intent to cause permanent damage or make them unusable. a) Boot sector virus b) Overwrite virus c) File-infecting virus d) Macro virus e) FAT virus Q.229) The communication channel, the data can flow in both directions, but not at the same time is: a) Simplex b) Multiplex c) De-Multiplex d) Full duplex e) Half duplex Q.230) The term 'access time' is (a) Latency Time (b) Seek time + Latency time (C) Seek time × Latency time (d) Seek time (e) None of these Q.231) VIRUS stands for_____. a) Very Important Record User Searched b) Verify Interchanged Result Until Source c) Vital Information Resource Under Seige d) Very Important Resource Under Search e) None of these Q.232) 'FTP’ stands for _____. a) File Translate Protocol b) File Transit Protocol c) File Typing Protocol d) File Transfer Protocol e) None of these
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Q.233) The programs which are as permanent as hardware and stored in ROM is known as: a) Hardware b) Software c) Firmware d) ROM ware e) None of these Q.234) The operating system that is selfcontained in a device and resident in the ROM is ______. a) Batch Operating System b) Real - time Operating System c) Embedded Operating System d) Multi Operating System e) None of these Q.235) Which of the following is an impact printer? a) Page printers b) Laser printers c) Ink-jet printers d) Dot-matrix printers e) None of these Q.236) A network of geographically distant computers and terminals is called: a) Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) b) Wide Area Network (WAN) c) Local Area Network (LAN) d) Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) e) Personal Area Network (PAN) Q.237) Setting fonts for the text in your document is an example of: a) Formatting b) Formulas c) Tracking changes d) Tools e) None of these Q.238) The ALU and Control Unit jointly known as_______ a) RAM b) ROM c) CPU d) PC e) None of these Q.239) This device is used to connect your computer with a telephone line, so that can access information from other servers and ordinary users too, said device is called _______. a) Modem b) Set Top Box c) LAN Card d) UPS e) None of these Q.240) The word ‘Robotics’ was coined by a) Isaac Asimov b) Tim Berners Lee c) Martin Cooper d) Apple e) Steve Q.241) Instructions and data that are processed by the CPU are in________ a) CD-ROM b) RAM c) The hard disk d) The motherboard e) None of these Q.242) Which of the following processing is used when a large mail-order company accumulates orders and processes them together in one large set? a) Batch b) Online c) Real-time d) Embedded e) Group Q.243) Which of the following is not an input device? a) Mouse b) Keyboard c) Light pen d) Printer e) Scanner Q.244) A concentric circle on a disk is called a ________ a) Cylinder b) Track c) Head d) Sector e) None of these Q.245) The minimum free space required for running window is: a) 8 MB b) 10 MB c) 16 MB d) 32 MB e) None of these Q.246) The commonly used UNIX commands like date, ls, cat etc) are stored in ______. a) dev directory b) bin directory c) tmp directory d) unix directory e) None of these Q.247) Word processing, spreadsheet and photoediting are examples of ______. a) Application software b) System software