Current Affairs Quiz 16th September 2018

  1. India’s first tribal circuit tourism project has launched in which state?

(a) Assam

(b) Rajasthan

(c) odisha

(d) Chhattisgarh

(e) Uttar Pradesh

2.Which app was launched by Indian Railways to provide a platform for the Corporates and PSUs to contribute to creation of amenities at or near Railway Stations?

(a) Rail Yatri

(b) Rail Sahyog

(c) Rail Suraksha

(d) Rail Saathi

(e) None of these

3.The joint military exercise ‘Nomadic Elephant – 2018’ is being held between which two countries?

(a) India and Mongolia

(b) China and Nepal

(c) India and Sri Lanka

(d) India and Bangladesh

(e) None of these

4.Which e-commerce giant’s founder and executive chairman is going to step down in September 2019?

(a) Amazon

(b) Alibaba

(c) Flipkart

(d) Walmart

(e) None of these

5.Who has created history by becoming first Indian to win a medal in IAAF Continental Cup?

(a) Arpinder Singh

(b) Neeraj Chopra

(c) Hima Das

(d) Swapna Barman

(e) None of these

6.Which country is host to the 2018 G-20 trade and investment ministerial meeting?

(a) Argentina

(b) France

(c) Germany

(d) Brazil

(e) India

7.Mehlli Gobhai, who passed away recently, was associated with which field?

(a) Art

(b) Film Industry

(c)Journalism

(d) Sports

(e) None of these

8.The agricultural festival of Nuakhai has started in which state?

(a) Nagaland

(b) Odisha

(c) West Bengal

(d) Assam

(e) Uttar Pradesh

9.India’s light combat aircraft successfully completed its first-ever mid-air refuelling trial recently. What is the aircraft called?

(a) Akash

(b) Garud

(c) Tejas

(d) Vikas

(e) None of these

10.Who is the author of the book “Bastar Dispatches: A Passage Through the Wilds”?

(a) Aatish Taseer

(b) Vikram Seth

(c) Nirupam Roy

(d) Narendra

(e) None of these

Solution

Ans1.(d)

exp.India’s first tribal circuit tourism project under the Swadesh Darshan scheme has launched at Gangrel in Chhattisgarh on September 13. It covers 13 sites in Chhattisgarh which are Jashpur, Kunkuri, Mainpat, Kamleshpur, Maheshpur, Kurdar, Sarodadadar, Gangrel, Kondagaon, Nathiya Nawagaon, Jagdalpur, Chitrakoot and Tirthgarh. Under the tribal circuit theme of the scheme the Ministry of Tourism has sanctioned 4 projects to Nagaland, Telangana and Chhattisgarh for Rs. 380 crore. Major components sanctioned in the tribal circuit theme include eco log huts, craft haats, souvenir shops or kiosk, tourist reception and facilitation centres, open amphitheatre, tribal interpretation centres, workshop centres, tourist amenities centres, last mile connectivity, wayside amenities, viewpoints, nature trails, solar illuminations, signages and solid waste management among others. The Swadesh Darshan scheme was launched in 2014 -15 for development of thematic circuits in the country in a planned and prioritized manner.

Ans2.(b)

Exp.Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on September 11, 2018 launched the ‘Rail Sahyog’ web portal to provide a platform for the Corporates and Public Sector Units (PSUs) to contribute to creation of amenities at or near Railway Stations through Corporate Social Responsibility funds.

Ans3.(a)

Exp.The joint military exercise between Indian and Mongolian armies, the Nomadic Elephant – 2018, began on September 11, 2018 in Mongolia. The Nomadic Elephant is an annual, bilateral exercise designed to strengthen the partnership between Indian and Mongolian Armed Force.

Ans4.(b)

Exp.Alibaba’s Jack Ma has announced that he would be stepping down as the head of the Chinese e-commerce giant in September 2019. He named the company CEO Daniel Zhang as his successor and said that he will work closely with him for the next 12 months to ensure a smooth transition of the chairmanship.

Ans5.(a)

Exp.Triple jumper Arpinder Singh created history on September 8, 2018 by becoming the first Indian to win a medal in the IAAF Continental Cup at Ostrava in Czech Republic. The 25-year-old won bronze while he was representing the Asia-Pacific team in the meet, which is held once every four years.

Ans6.(a)

Exp.The 2018 G-20 trade and investment ministerial meeting was held at Mar del Plata in Argentina on September 12-13. From India, Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu participated in the meeting. Issues including increasing protectionism, challenges to promote global commerce and new industrial revolution were discussed. The meeting assumes significance as countries including the US has significantly raised customs duties on products including steel and aluminium. It has triggered a trade war kind of situation, which is impacting the global trade. The G20 members include India, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, EU, France, Gemaany, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, UK and the US.

Ans7.(a)

Exp.Mehlli Gobhai (87), the veteran artist, has passed away in Mumbai on September 13,2018. He is considered one of the foremost abstractionist artists in India. His paintings record the dialogue between the spare line and burnished field. Gobhai was a student at the Royal College of Art in London and the Art Students League and the Pratt Graphic Centre in New York. He worked in New York for 20 years before returning to Mumbai in the 1980s. He was part of the advisory council at the Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sanghrahalaya in Mumbai.

Ans8.(b)

Exp.The agricultural festival of Nuakhai has started in Odisha on 13th September 2018. The word ‘nua’ means new and ‘khai’ means food, so the name means the farmers are in possession of the newly harvested rice. The festival is seen as a new ray of hope, held the day after the Ganesha Chaturthi festival. During this harvest festival of western Odisha, new produce Nabannis offered to presiding deities. After offering the Nabann, people relish different types of delicacies prepared from the newly harvested crop. The Nuakhai Juhar is a major ritual of the festival, during which greetings are exchanged with friends, relatives and well-wishers.

Ans9.(c)

Exp.In a first, Tejas, the advanced version of India’s indigenously produced Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) was successfully refuelled mid-air by a Russian-origin Ilyushin-78 tanker. The mid-air refuelling was a part of a ‘wet contact’ trial for LCA Tejas MK-1.

Ans10.(d)

Exp.The book “Bastar Dispatches: A Passage Through the Wilds” has been authored by Narendra, which explores lives of Bastar’s Abujhmad tribals. It provides a narrative of these people at peace with themselves and nature, their dialect, their festivities & their delightful interactions. The Bastar Dispatches brings out how forests and the wilds, humans and animals, distances, spaces and the skies, the known and unknown together make up societies and intimacies. Abujhmad stands today as one of the few mirrors left the world over wherein modernity can view itself – its calamities and collapses. The book is based on the author’s over 30 years of association with Abujhmad under a field research programme and its contiguous areas in the Bastar division of Chhattisgarh.

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