Current Affairs Quiz 20th September 2018

1.India’s first ‘smart fence’ pilot project has been launched along which border?

(a) Pakistan border

(b) Bangladesh border

(c) China border

(d) Myanmar

(e) Nepal

2.Mt Everest Friendship Exercise is the name of military exercise between:

(a) India & Nepal

(b) Nepal & China

(c) India & China

(d) India, Nepal and China

(e) None of these

3.What is the theme of the 2018 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer?

(a) Ozone: All there is between you and Earth

(b) Keep Cool and Carry On: The Montreal Protocol

(c) Ozone and climate: Restored by a world united

(d) Ozone: the mission to protect world

(e) None of these

4.First international maqom musical was held in:

(a) Iran

(b) Uzbekistan

(c) India

(d) Tajikistan

(e) Pakistan

  1. Who is the author of the book “Kashi: Secret of the Black Temple”?

(a) Navin Chawla

(b) Neeta Gupta

(c) Gaurav Bhatia

(d) Vineet Bajpai

(e) None of these

6.The Government of India (GoI) has proposed to merge which of the following banks to create India’s third largest lender?

(a) Indian Bank, PNB and BoB

(b) BoB, PNB and Allahabad Bank

(c) BoI, IDBI and PNB

(d) BoB, Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank

(e) None of these

7.Which state government has launched ‘Star-Rating’ system for industries to check air pollution?

(a) Odisha

(b) Punjab

(c) Uttar Pradesh

(d) Madhya Pradesh

(e) Bihar

8.Which state government has launched ‘Star-Rating’ system for industries to check air pollution?

(a) Odisha

(b) Punjab

(c) Uttar Pradesh

(d) Madhya Pradesh

(e) Bihar

9.Which Indian personality has been inducted into the board of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF)?

(a) K S Rastogi [

(b) R P Gopalan

(c) S Jaishankar

(d) Vijay Kumar

(e) None of these

10.Which country has rolled out world’s first hydrogen-powered train?

(a) Italy

(b) Norway

(c) Germany

(d) Denmark

(e) India

Solution

Ans.1.(a)

Exp.India’s first ‘smart fence’ pilot project was launched by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh along the Indo-Pak border at the BSF Headquarters in Plour

Ans.2.(b)

Exp.The 2nd edition of the Nepal-China joint military exercise “Mt Everest Friendship Exercise (or Sagarmatha Friendship-2018” has started at Chengdu, the

Ans.3.(b)

Exp.The International Day for the preservation of the Ozone Layer is observed every year on September 16 to commemorate the date of signing of the Montrea

Ans.4.(b)

Exp.The first international maqom musical was held in Uzbekistan. The festival was initiated by President Shavkat Mirizoyev to promote the Uzbek national

Ans.5.(d)

Exp.The third and final book of Vineet Bajpai’s Harappa trilogy “Kashi: Secret of the Black Temple” has recently launched in New Delhi. The book tells an

Ans.6.(d)

Exp.The Government of India (GoI) has proposed to merge state-owned Vijaya Bank, Dena Bank and Bank of Baroda (BoB) to create India’s third largest lender

Ans.7.(a)

Exp. The Odisha government has launched a ‘Star-Rating’ system for industries to check air pollution. It’s a first-of-its-kind initiative in the state to ensure transparency in compliance to pollution standards. The initiative will help public find out whether industries in their vicinity are fair in their environmental compliance. It will also recognise the efforts of industries that take responsibility to maintain clean environment. The system will rate industries from 1 to 5 based on their efforts to meet the standards set by Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB). It will be implemented with the help of Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC India) researchers and Tata Centre for Development at Chicago (TCD) in a phased manner. The programme will cover 20 industrial plants initially and will eventually cover all the 136 plants with continuously monitored data.

Ans.8(a)

Exp.The Odisha government has launched a ‘Star-Rating’ system for industries to check air pollution. It’s a first-of-its-kind initiative in the state to e.

Ans.9.(c)

Exp.Dr. Subramanya Jaishankar, the former foreign secretary of India, has joined the board of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF). Currently

Ans.10.(c)

Exp.Germany has recently rolled out the world’s first hydrogen-powered trains that only emit steam and water. These bright blue Coradia iLint trains are big.

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