Correct Answer : Option (B) :   Arunima Sinha

Explanation : Arunima Sinha, the first female amputee to have conquered Mt Everest, created yet another record as she became world's first woman amputee to climb Mount Vinson, the highest peak in Antarctica. Apart from Mount Everest, the 30-year-old has climbed the highest peaks of five continents and plans to do so in all seven.

Correct Answer : Option (D) :   Kochi

Explanation : The 44th Global Summit of the International Advertising Association (IAA) will be held in Kochi from February 20 to 22, 2019. The theme of the summit is 'Brand Dharma'. It is for the first time an Indian city is hosting the summit. The last three summits were held in Washington DC, Moscow and Beijing.

Correct Answer : Option (A) :   Ministry of Home Affairs

Explanation : The Union Home Ministry approved a Uttar Pradesh government proposal to rename Allahabad as Prayagraj. In October 2018, the UP government had proposed the change in name of Allahabad to Prayagraj. The Home Ministry clears the name change proposals after the Ministry of Railways, the Department of Posts and the Survey of India confirm that no city, town or village has similar names.

Correct Answer : Option (C) :   OFB

Explanation : Saurabh Kumar has been appointed as the Director General of Ordnance Factories (DGOF) and chairman of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB). Kumar, a 1982-batch Indian Ordnance Factory Service officer, is an M-Tech in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur. An expert in the manufacture of ordnance, Kumar was on deputation to the Ministry of Defence as the director of planning and coordination from 2002 to 2009.

Correct Answer : Option (A) :   Manoj Das

Explanation : Manoj Das, an eminent English and Odia Litterateur, received the Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja National Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. This ceremony was instituted by the Berhampur University, Odisha.

Correct Answer : Option (B) :   32

Explanation : ISRO Planning to Launch 32 Space Missions in 2019. The missions include the second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 (Rs.800-crore mission) to land on the moon with lander and rover. India's maiden human space mission in 2021-22, Gaganyaan, will also be pursued this year. Among the ISRO's achievements in 2018 were launch of the heaviest satellite GSAT-29 (3,423 kg) on November 14 and building the heaviest communication satellite GSAT-11 (5,854 kg), launched on December 5 onboard the Arianespace space agency's rocket from French Guiana on the north Atlantic coast of South America.

Correct Answer : Option (D) :   U.K. Sinha

Explanation : The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed an 8-member expert committee headed by former SEBI chairman U.K. Sinha to comprehensively review and propose long-term solutions for the economic and financial sustainability of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector. This comes after RBI allowed one-time restructuring of MSME loans of up to Rs.25 crore.

Correct Answer : Option (D) :   OSIRIS-Rex

Explanation : OSIRIS-REx made history many times during its two and half years of operations on the asteroid, including breaking its own record for the closest orbit of a planetary body by a spacecraft. Bennu is the smallest celestial object ever orbited by a human-built spacecraft.

Correct Answer : Option (C) :   Section 354A

Explanation : Delhi High Court has allowed that Section 354A of Indian Penal Code (IPC) can be used by transgenders to register complaints of sexual harassment. According to the police, there was a lack of an appropriate penal section under which they could register such a complaint.

Correct Answer : Option (A) :   1st January

Explanation : Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) day is observed on 1st January. The DRDO was established in 1958 with just 10 laboratories to enhance the research work in defence sector. Dr. G Satheesh Reddy is the Chairman of DRDO. DRDO works under the Department of Defence Research and Development of Ministry of Defence.