Daily Current Affairs 6-8 April 2019

Latest Current Affairs Question Answer for Competitive Exams

31. Which among the following statement is connected to Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM)?

a) JNNURM is an initiative which is meant to improve the quality of life and infrastructure in the cities.

b) It aims at creating ‘economically productive, efficient, equitable and responsive cities.

c) Ensure adequate investment of funds to fulfill deficiencies in the urban infrastructural services

d) It focuses on water supply and sanitation, solid waste management.

Answer: Above all

Explanation: Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) was a massive city-modernisation scheme launched by the Government of India under Ministry of Urban Development. It aims at creating ‘economically productive, efficient, equitable and responsive cities.

32. With reference to witness protection scheme 2018, which of the following are correct ?

a) The scheme provides for identity protection and giving a new identity to the witness.

b) The scheme shall extend to the whole of the India except the State of Jammu & Kashmir.

c) Police escort will be provided to witnesses who are threatened and, if needed, they would be relocated to a safe house

d) A separate witness protection fund will be created in each state to meet the expenses incurred under the scheme.

Answer: Above all

Explanation: The Supreme Court has approved the Centre’s draft witness protection scheme and has asked all the states to implement it till Parliament comes out with legislation. The court has also made some changes in the scheme.

33. The term REDD+ is sometimes seen in the news, which of the following are correct?

a) The programme initiated by the United Nations in 2005.

b) It aims to mitigate climate change through enhanced forest management.

c) It is the most prominent global mechanism to integrate the role of forests in climate change.

d) REDD+ means Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation.

Answer: Above all

Explanation: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+), the programme initiated by the United Nations in 2005 to mitigate climate change through enhanced forest management in developing countries.

34. The term REDD Digital Sky Platform, a scheme for registration is associated with which ministry ?

a) Ministry of Home Affairs

b) Ministry of Civil Aviation

c) Ministry of Defence

d) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

Answer: b only

Explanation: Digital Sky Platform launched is a scheme launched by Ministry of Civil Aviation to start registration of drones, pilots, and operators Registration portal for online permission.

35. Name the Indian state where Kartarpur Sahib Corridor is located ?

a) Punjab

b) Haryana

c) Rajasthan

d) Jammu and Kashmir

Answer: a only

Explanation: The Indian side of Corridor is located in Punjab. It starts from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district and extends upto International border between India and Pakistan.

36.Operation Madad which was recently in news, is associated which defence unit ?

a) Indian Coast Guard

b) Indian Navy

c) Indian Army

d) Indian Airforce

Answer: b only

Explanation: Operation Madad is the name of rescue operations conducted by Indian Navy in various occasions within India.The word ‘madad’ in Hindi means help.

37.Name the river associated with Polavaram Project in Andhra Pradesh ?

a) Godavari

b) Narmada

c) Krishna

d) Polar

Answer: a only

Explanation: Polavaram Project, is an underconstruction multi-purpose irrigation project on the Godavari River in the West Godavari District and East Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh.

38.With reference to the following, which are the features of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ?

a) It refers to the monetary value of all the finished goods and services produced within a country.

b) It includes all private and public consumption, government outlays, investments, private inventories and paid-in construction costs.

c) It also includes all final goods and services produced by resources owned by that country.

d) It is used as a measure of a country’s standard of living.

Answer: a, b and d only

Explanation: GDP doesnot include all final goods and services produced by resources owned by that country. It is a total market value of the goods and services produced by a country’s economy during a specified period of time.

39. Name the state which will be housing the National Sports Stadium for differently abled in India ?

a) Manipur

b) Meghalaya

c) Assam

d) West Bengal

Answer: b only

Explanation: The Indian government plans to construct an international standard stadium for the differently-abled sportspersons in Meghalaya.

40. The government scheme, SPARC which is associated with the promotion of Academic Research is related to which ministry?

a) Ministry of Science and Technology

b) Ministry of Human Resource Development

c) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

d) Ministry of Electronics and IT

Answer: b only

Explanation: The Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched the web portal of the Scheme – Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC) in New Delhi.

41. With EMISAT launched by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Which of the following statements are correct ?

a) The satellite is intended for measuring electromagnetic spectrum.

b) It will also monitor the radar and the sensor on the border.

c) PSLV rocket placed EMISAT in a 749-kilometer orbit.

Choose the correct code:

Answer: Above all

Explanation: India hs launched the EMISAT in Sun Synchronous Polar Orbit. The full name of EMISAT is Electronic Intelligence Satellite. It was made by ISRO and DRDO together. EMISAT was launched by PSLV C-45 launch vehicle. EMISAT was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota.

42. With reference to the launch of block chain enabled marketplace app, name the commodity/commodities associated with it ?

a) Tea

b) Sugar

c) Rice

d) Coffee

Answer: d only

Explanation: The commerce ministry has launched a blockchain-based coffee e-marketplace app.

43. With reference to Electrol Bonds, which of the following are correct?

a) Electrol Bonds helps to bring transparency in the election funding of the political parties

b) It is a kind of bond which has its specified face value, mentioned on it like a currency note.

c) Any citizen or institution or any company in India can purchase electoral bonds to fund registered political parties.

Answer: Above all

Explanation: Electoral Bond is a kind of a bond which has its specified face value, mentioned on it like a currency note. These bonds can be used by the individuals, institutions and organizations to donate money to the political parties. These electoral bonds will be available in the denomination of Rs. 1,000, Rs. 10,000, Rs. 1 lac, Rs. 10 lacs and Rs. 1 crore.

44. With reference to Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) which is currently in the news, which of the following are correct ?

a) It gives armed forces the power to maintain public order in disturbed areas.

b) It has the authority to prohibit a gathering of five or more persons in an area.

c) It can use force or even open fire after giving due warning.

Answer: Above all

Explanation: Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) is a special act. It gives armed forces the power to maintain public order in disturbed areas. They have the authority to prohibit a gathering of five or more persons in an area, can use force or even open fire after giving due warning if they feel a person is in contravention of the law. If reasonable suspicion exists, the army can also arrest a person without a warrant; enter or search premises without a warrant; and ban the possession of firearms.

45.With reference to National Development Council, which of the following are correct ?

a) It is a apex body to take decisions on matters related to approval of five year plans of the country.

b) It aims to ensure the balanced and rapid development of all parts of the country.

c) It also tries to consider the National Plan as formulated by the Planning Commission.

Answer: Above all

Explanation: National Development Council provides a platform to all the states to discuss their problems and issues related to development. Thus, it secures the cooperation of the states in the execution of developmental plans.

46.In the context of, ‘Defence Innovation Hubs (DIHs)’, which of the following are the features ?

a) It serves has a platform where innovators can get information about needs and feedback from major defence platforms.

b) It also aims to attract more innovators to work for the defence sector in India.

Answer: both a and b

Explanation: The Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) framework of the Government envisages setting up and managing independent Defence Innovation Hubs (DIHs). These DIHs will serve as platforms where innovators can get information about needs and feedback from the Services directly and create solutions for India’s major defence platforms. This structure is also geared towards attracting more innovators to work for the defence sector in India.

47.With reference to ‘National Gas Grid’, which of the following are the objectives of the scheme ?

a) The scheme aims to regional imbalance within the country with regard to access of natural gas and provide clean and green fuel throughout the country.

b) It plans to connect gas sources to major demand centres and ensure availability of gas to consumers in various sectors.

Answer: both a and b

Explanation: The aims and objectives of National Gas Grid are, to remove regional imbalance within the country with regard to access of natural gas and provide clean and green fuel throughout the country. To connect gas sources to major demand centres and ensure availability of gas to consumers in various sectors. development of City Gas Distribution Networks in various cities for supply of CNG and PNG.

48. Name the ministry or government body associated with Monetary policy ?

a) Ministry of Finance

b) Department of Income tax

c) Reserve Bank of India

d) Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Answer: c only

Explanation: Monetary policy is the process by which a central bank (Reserve Bank of India or RBI) manages money supply in the economy. One of the main objectives of monetary policy include ensuring inflation targeting and price stability, full employment and stable economic growth.

49. With reference to the Know India Programme (KIP), which of the following statements are correct?

a) It aims to familiarize Indian-origin youth (18-30 years) with their Indian roots and contemporary India.

b) The programme provides a unique forum for students & young professionals of Indian origin to visit India, share their views and experience.

Answer: both a and b

Explanation: Know India Programme (KIP) is an important initiative for Diaspora engagement developed by India. The programme aims to familiarize Indian-origin youth (18-30 years) with their Indian roots and contemporary India.

50. What is the target set by the Indian government to eliminate Tuberculosis?

a) 2025

b) 2020

c) 2022

d) 2024

Answer: a only

Explanation: India accounts for about a quarter of the global TB cases. Aiming to eliminate the huge burden, India has set the target to eliminate Tuberculosis in India by 2025.

51. With the harsh new sharia laws that make adultery punishable by stoning to death, name the South East Asian country which recently implemented the laws?

a) Malaysia

b)Sri lanka

c) Indonesia

d) Brunei

Answer: d only

Explanation: Brunei has become the first country in Southeast Asia to fully implement Sharia criminal law on a national level, imposing brutal punishments.

52. With reference to carbon positive settlement related to climate change, name the state which houses the country’s first village (Phayeng Village) to be tagged to carbon positive settlement ?

a) Odisha

b) West Bengal

c) Rajasthan

d) Manipur

Answer: d only

Explanation: Phayeng Village in Imphal West district of Manipur has become India’s first carbon-positive settlement.

53. The repo rate which is rate which RBI lends money to the commercial banks, name the apex body which decides the Rate?

a) Reserve Bank of India

b) Ministry of Finance

c) Department of Income Tax

d) Finance Commission

Answer: a only

Explanation: Repo rate is the rate at which the central bank of a country (Reserve Bank of India in case of India) lends money to commercial banks.

54. Cafe Scientifique, sometimes seen in news, name the state which has launched the science initiative ?

a) Rajasthan

b) Manipur

c) Kerala

d) Karnataka

Answer: c only

Explanation: ‘Cafe Scientifique’ is the first of its kind initiative in the State of Kerala aimed at popularising Science.

55. Kandhamal Haldi, which recently received GI tag, is produced from which state ?

a) Bihar

b) Rajasthan

c) Maharashtra

d) Odisha

Answer: d only

Explanation: Odisha’s Kandhamal Haldi (turmeric), famous for its healing properties, is will be from receiving GI tag as the Geographical Indication (GI) Tag.

56.Name the African sportsperson who was named the footballer of the year ?

a) Ronaldo

b) Mohamed Salah

c) Leonard Messi

d) Luis Suarez

Answer: b only

Explanation: Mohamed Salah named African Footballer of the Year 2018. won the Golden Boot for the 2017-18 Premier League season after scoring 32 goals in 36 appearances for the club to set a record for most goals scored by a player in the modern league era.

57. Name the author, who has won the 2018 Man Booker Prize?

a) Salman Rushdie

b) Anita Desai

c) Anna Burns

d) Amit Bangh

Answer: c only

Explanation: Anna Burns wins 2018 Man Booker Prize for Fiction with her novel Milkman.

58. Name the south Indian state which recently added one more district?

a) Kerala

b) Tamilnadu

c) Karnataka

d) Andhra Pradesh

Answer: b only

Explanation: The government of Tamil Nadu announced the creation of the state’s 33rd district — Kallakurichi, carved out of Villupuram.

59. With reference to ‘Atal Tinkering Labs’ which of the following statements are correct?

a) These are dedicated works spaces where students (Class 6th to Class 12th) learn innovation skills.

b) It will be hubs of innovation where young minds will accelerate their ideas to solve unique local problems.

c) It is a bridge between innovation and schools across the country, providing solutions to grassroot problems.

d) The objective was to encourage students to observe community problems and develop innovative solutions.

Answer: Above all

Explanation: Atal Tinkering Labs are dedicated works spaces where students (Class 6th to Class 12th) learn innovation skills. It will be hubs of innovation where young minds will accelerate their ideas to solve unique local problems. It is a bridge between innovation and schools across the country, providing solutions to grassroot problems.

60. The term ‘Operation Green’ which is seen in the news is related to

A) government scheme of doubling the income of farmers by the end of 2022.

b) Working to increase demand in the economy as well with its demand forecasting model.

c) Promote farmer producers organisations, agri logistics, processing facilities.

d) Limit the erratic fluctuations in the prices of onions, potatoes and tomatoes.

Answer: Above all

Explanation: ‘Operation Green’ is a scheme focused on doubling the income of farmers by the end of 2022, working to increase demand in the economy as well with its demand forecasting model.

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