Current affairs quiz 19th September 2018

  1. India to hold its first-ever global tourism mart in which city?

(a) Amritsar

(b) Chennai

(c) Pune

(d) New Delhi

(e) Uttar Pradesh

2.What is the India’s ranks in the latest UN’s Human Development Index (HDI) report 2018?

(a) 131

(b) 132

(c) 134

(d) 130

(e) 133

3.Which Union Ministry launched the Chiller Star Labelling Program recently?

(a) Union Ministry of Power

(b) Union Ministry of Science & Technology

(c) Union Ministry of Environment

(d) Union Ministry of Home Affairs

(e) None of these

4.Two Indians- Satyarup Siddhanta and Mousumi Khatua created history by climbing this peak, which is also known as Asia’s highest volcanic peak!

(a) Mount Fuji

(b) Mount Damavand

(c) Mount Ararat

(d) Mount Kazbek

(e) None of these

5.Which nation has announced steps to check its rising Current Account Deficit and fall in currency?

(a) India

(b) Nepal

(c) Myanmar

(d) Sri Lanka

(e) None of these

6.Which country is host to the World chefs’ congress 2018?

(a) Australia

(b) India

(c) China

(d) Japan

(e) Pakistan

7.Which of the following is the India’s first underwater robotic drone?

(a) BrainROV TUNA

(b) HeadROV TUNA

(c) EyeROV TUNA

(d) HandROV TUNA

(e) None of these

  1. The Indian Space Research Organisation recently launched its polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV- C42) carrying two earth observation satellites that belonged to which among the following nations?

(a) United Kingdom

(b) United States

(c) Russia

(d) France

(e) Sri Lanka

9.National Engineer’s Day (NED) is celebrated in India on which date?

(a) September 14

(b) September 15

(c) September 16

(d) September 17

(e) September 18

10.Which section of Indian Penal Code (IPC) deals with dowry harassment cases?

(a) Section 498-A

(b) Section 398-A

(c) Section 375

(d) Section 475

(e) None of these

Solution

Ans1.(d)

exp.India will hold its first-ever global tourism mart at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi from September 16-18. It is modelled on the ITB Berlin (Internationale Tourismus-B rse Berlin), the world’s largest tourism trade fair. The ten major tourist organisations like FHRAI, HAI, IATO are involved in this mega event. The purpose of the event is to create an annual global tourism mart for India in line with major international travel marts being held in countries across the world. Many tour operators who can’t attend the tourism mart abroad because of the expenses involved, will be able to meet the industry big wigs right here in the country. The mart will see the participation of around 225 international buyers from across the world such as North America, West Europe, East Asia, Latin America and others as well as an equal number of domestic stakeholders. After the event, the visitors will also be taken on familiarization tours of tourist sites of their choice sponsored by the respective state governments and ten such itineraries have already been chalked out.

Ans2.(d)

exp.India has been ranked 130 among 189 countries in the latest Human Development Index (HDI) report 2018, which is released by the United Nations Development Programme. As per report, between 1990 and 2017, India’s HDI value saw a 50% increase from 0.427 to 0.640, an indicator of the country’s remarkable achievement in lifting millions of people out of poverty. During the period, India’s life expectancy at birth increased by nearly 11 years, with the average years of children staying in school increased by 4.7 years. India’s gross per capita income increased by a staggering 266.6% between 1990 and 2017. The HDI is a summary measure for assessing long-term progress in three basic dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life, access to knowledge and a decent standard of living. Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Ireland and Germany led the ranking, while Niger, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Chad and Burundi have the lowest scores in the HDI’s measurement of national achievements in health,education and income.

Ans3.(a)

exp.Ministry of Power launched an ambitious program to encourage the deployment of Energy Efficient chiller systems in the country. The Chiller Star Labelling Program has been formulated by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).

Ans4.(b)

exp.Mountaineers Satyarup Siddhanta and Mousumi Khatua have created history by climbing Asia’s highest volcanic peak Mount Damavand in Iran. At the elevation of 5,609 metres, Mount Damavand is a potentially active volcano. The expedition team comprised of three members, Siddhanta, Mousumi and Bhaswati Chatterjee.

Ans5.(a)

exp.The Union Government on September 14, 2018 announced a host of measures to check the rising Current Account Deficit (CAD) and the fall in rupee. The current account deficit is a measurement of a country’s trade where the value of the goods and services it imports exceeds the value of the goods and services it exports.

Ans6.(b)

exp.The first edition of the World Heritage Cuisine Summit and food festival will be held at the Qila Gobindgarh in Amritsar, Punjab from October 12-14. It will be organise by the World Cultural Culinary Heritage Committee, under the aegis of the World Association of Chefs’ Societies (World Chefs). The summit, hosted by the Indian Federation of Culinary Associations, will celebrate traditional cuisine with live demonstrations, food tasting, presentations, panel discussions, master classes by chefs from around the world in the holy city. It will focus on inculcating appreciation for food culture and traditions, good food habits and sustainable practices.

Ans7.(c)

exp.India’s first underwater robotic drone “EyeROV TUNA” was launched and handed over to Kochi-based DRDO lab “Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL)”. The drone can send real-time videos of ships and other underwater structures to help with their repair and maintenance. It will be used by NPOL for research and development activities which in turn would result in a commercial product for defence purposes. The robotic drone can be navigated up to a depth of 50 meters to take real-time HD video images to examine ship hulls or undersea cables or bridge moorings and can eliminate the need for costlier and riskier manual inspection by divers. The first commercial Remotedly Operated Vehicle (ROV)/underwater drone “EYEROVTUNA” was developed by EyeROV Technologies, a company incubating at the Kalamassery-based Maker Village which is said to be the largest hardware incubator in the country.

Ans8.(a)

exp.The Indian Space Research Organisation has successfully launched its polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV) C42 carrying two earth observation satellites for the United Kingdom. With this, the total number of foreign satellites launched by India goes up to 239.

Ans9.(b)

exp.The National Engineer’s Day (NED) is celebrated every year on September 15 in India to appreciate the contributions of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, who was born on this day in 1861 in a village called Muddenahalli in Karnataka. He patented and installed an irrigation system with water floodgates at the Khadakvasla reservoir near Pune to raise the flood supply level of storage in the reservoir to the highest level. This was also installed at Gwalior’s Tigra Dam and Mysuru’s Krishnaraja Sagara (KRS) dam, the latter of which created one of the largest reservoirs in Asia at the time. According to the Institution of Engineers India (IEI), he was not only known for his contributions in the field of engineering but was also called the “precursor of economic planning in India”. The 2018 theme is “Engineering Challenges for Knowledge Era”.

Ans10.(a)

exp.The Supreme Court of India on September 14, 2018 modified its July 2017 order in dowry harassment case for preventing misuse of Section 498A of Indian Penal Code (IPC). The apex court restored the power of the police to arrest the husband and his family members on a complaint of dowry harassment under IPC Section 498A but retained the power of courts to grant anticipatory or regular bail to accused.

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