1. Who among the following has recently been appointed the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC)?
a. Arvind Deshpande
b. Sanjay Kaul
c. Bimal Julka
d. Nitin Das

ANSWER: c. Bimal Julka
Former Information and Broadcasting Secretary Bimal Julka has been appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC). Bimal Julka is currently serving as Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission. They were elected by the High Powered Committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Julka is a 1979 batch retired IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre.

2. By which name a special train has been started to visit the tourist places associated with Lord Shri Ram?
a. Sri Ramayana Express
b. Bhagwan Ram Express
c. Shri Ram Express
d. Ayodhya Naresh Express

A special train ‘Shri Ramayana Express’ is going to be launched from March 28 on the theme of Shri Ramayana Express Ramayana. According to the information released by the IRCTC, Lord Ram will visit the places associated with it. This train will travel for 16 nights-17 days. During this time, travelers will visit all the tourist places associated with Lord Ram, which is also known as the Ramayana Circuit of India.

3. Who among the following has been appointed as the President of Ram Mandir Trust?
a. Champat Rai
b. Govind Giri
c. Mahant Nritya Gopal Das
d. Nripendra Mishra

ANSWER: c. Mahant Nritya Gopal Das The
first meeting of the ‘Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirtha Kshetra Trust’ for construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya was held on 19 February 2020. Nripendra Mishra has been appointed as the chairman of the building construction committee. Mahant Nritya Gopal Das was born on 11 June 1938 in Kahola village, Mathura. He took recluse at the age of 12 and came to Ayodhya. He was initiated with Mahant Ram Manohar Das.

4. Supreme Court has issued directive to which state government to immediately stop illegal sand mining on 19 February 2020?
a. Haryana
b. Punjab
c. Jharkhand
d. Rajasthan

ANSWER: d. The Rajasthan
Supreme Court on 19 February 2020 directed the Rajasthan government to immediately stop illegal sand mining. The Supreme Court has sought an answer in this regard from the state of Rajasthan within four weeks. A bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde of the Supreme Court said that illegal sand mining would cause irreparable damage to the environment. This bench also includes Justice BR Gavai and Justice Surya Kant.

5. Recently which institute has been named after the late Manohar Parrikar?
a. Institute of Defense Studies and Analysis
b. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
c. Narayan Seva Sansthan
d. Indian Agricultural Research Institute

ANSWER: a. Institute of Defense Studies and Analysis The
Central Government has renamed the Institute of Defense Studies and Analysis (IDSA) as Manohar Parrikar Institute of Defense Studies and Analysis in honor of the ‘commitment and legacy’ of former Defense Minister late Manohar Parrikar. Parrikar was the Defense Minister of the country from 09 March 2014 to 14 March 2017. He led the Ministry of Defense in the period of challenge of attacks like Pathankot and Uri. He died of cancer on 17 March 2019. He had joined the RSS since childhood.