Current Affairs Quiz 21st September 2018

1.What is the purpose of recently launched ‘e-Sahaj’ portal?

(a) Security clearance to businesses

(b) Easy approval to manufacturing units

(c) E-filing

(d) Easy approval to manufacturing units

(e) None of these

2.Who has been appointed new Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)?

(a) Manu Aahuja

(b) Shekhar Basu

(c) Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas

(d) J L Malhotra

(e) None of these

3.North Korea signed an agreement with which nation on the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula?

(a) South Korea

(b) Russia

(c) United States of America

(d) China

(e) India

4.Who will be the first private tourist to travel to moon on Space X Big Falcon Rocket?

(a) Elon Musk

(b) Bill Gates

(c) Christopher Nolan

(d) Yusaku Maezawa

(e) None of these

5.Which state government has rolled out “Swayangsiddha” to combat human trafficking?

(a) Assam

(b) Jharkhand

(c) West Bengal

(d) Bihar

(e) Uttar Pradesh

6.Which country has offered expats residency after retirement to boost growth?

(a) Saudi Arabia

(b) UAE

(c) Qatar

(d) Oman

(e) Pakistan

7.Which state government has rolled out “Swayangsiddha” to combat human trafficking?

(a) Assam

(b) Jharkhand

(c) West Bengal

(d) Bihar

(e) Uttar Pradesh

8. Which country carried out its first submarine drill in disputed South China Sea?

(a) Philippines

(b) Taiwan

(c) Vietnam

(d) Japan

(e) USA

9.India has launched Green Agriculture project along with which international organisation to bring transformative change in the farm sector?

(a) UNESCO

(b) UNODC

(c) ILO

(d) FAO

(e) None of these

10.India has signed a MoU to construct 5000 metric ton temp controlled warehouse with which nation?

(a) Myanmar

(b) Nepal

(c) Sri Lanka

(d) Bangladesh

(e) Pakistan

Solution

Ans.1.(a)

Exp.Recently, the Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba has launched an online ‘e-Sahaj’ portal for grant of security clearance to businesses. The portal will facilitate an applicant to submit application online and also to view the status of his application from time to time. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is the nodal authority for granting security clearances in certain sensitive sectors before issue of licence/permit, permission, contract etc, to companies/ bidders/individuals by the administrative Ministry. The purpose of national security clearance is to evaluate potential security threats, including economic threats, and provide risk assessment before clearing investment and project proposals in key sectors.

Ans.2.(c)

Exp.Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas, the renowned nuclear scientist, has been appointed as the new Secretary of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), and Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) till May 3, 2021. He succeeded Shekhar Basu. At present, Vyas is the Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai. The DAE is under the direct charge of the Prime Minister.

Ans.3.(a)

Exp.In a historic move, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on September 19, 2018 signed an agreement on denuclearisation, reducing military tensions and defusing crisis on the Korean peninsula.

Ans.4.(d)

Exp.US private space firm SpaceX on September 17, 2018 signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard its Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) launch vehicle. Japanese billionaire and founder of online fashion giant Zozo, Yusaku Maezawa will be the first Moon tourist on SpaceX’s Lunar BFR Mission.

Ans.5.(c)

Exp.The West Bengal government has rolled out a scheme “Swayangsiddha” in different districts of the state to combat human trafficking. The aim of the scheme is to empower young boys and girls to make informed choices so that they are less vulnerable to trafficking and child marriage. Swayangsiddha, which means self-reliance, will be executed by the West Bengal Police. As the per the NCRB data West Bengal has highest recorded case of trafficking among the States.

Ans.6.(b)

Exp.The United Arab Emirates will allow foreigners to obtain extended residency visas after they retire, in a major policy shift designed to give expatriates a bigger stake in the economy and foster longer-term growth. The foreign residents from around the globe make up more than 80 percent of the UAE.’s population and have for decades been a mainstay of its economy.

Ans.7.(c)

Exp.The West Bengal government has rolled out a scheme “Swayangsiddha” in different districts of the state to combat human trafficking. The aim of the scheme is to empower young boys and girls to make informed choices so that they are less vulnerable to trafficking and child marriage. Swayangsiddha, which means self-reliance, will be executed by the West Bengal Police. As the per the NCRB data West Bengal has highest recorded case of trafficking among the States.

Ans.8.(d)

Exp. Japan has carried out its first submarine drill in the South China Sea, a move that could provoke Beijing which claims most of the disputed waters. China claims most of the resource-rich South China Sea, through which $5 trillion in shipping trade passes annually, despite competing claims from Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Ans.9.(d)

Exp.In New Delhi, the Government of India (GoI) along with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has recently launched the Green Agriculture project that seeks to bring transformative change in the farm sector through conservation of biodiversity and forest landscapes. The $33.5 million project is being funded by Global Environment Facility (GEF) and implemented by GoI’s Agriculture and Environment ministries, and FAO.It will be implemented in five states viz. Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. The aim of the project is to transform agricultural production to generate global environmental benefits by addressing biodiversity conservation, land degradation, climate change mitigation and sustainable forest management.

Ans.10.(c)

Exp.India and Sri Lanka on September 17, 2018 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the construction of a 5000-metric ton temperature controlled warehouse in Dambulla of Central Province. The warehouse will be constructed with an Indian grant assistance of 30 crore Sri Lankan rupees.

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