Current Affairs Quiz: August 28 2018

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  1. Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari signed a MoU with how many states for the construction of the Lakhwar multi-purpose project in the upper Yamuna basin, in Uttarakhand, worth Rs 3,966.51 crore, on 28thAugust 2018?
    1) 5
    2) 6
    3) 4
    4) 8
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) 6
    Explanation:
    On August 28, 2018, Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with 6 states for the construction of the Lakhwar multi-purpose project in the upper Yamuna basin. The total project is worth Rs 3,966.51 crore. The 6 states are: Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan , Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi. 90 per cent of the project will be funded by the Centre while the remaining amount will be paid by the six states. Out of this, 1388.28 crore rupees will be borne totally by the Uttarakhand government. It would also get the benefit of total power generation once the project is complete.
  2. Union Minister of Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu has announced the Drone Regulations 1.0 with effect from December 1, 2018. Name the first-of-its-kind national unmanned traffic management (UTM) platform that has been introduced as a part of it?
    1) Auto Fly Platform
    2) Digital Sky Platform
    3) Self Regulating Platform
    4) Digital Fly Platform
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Digital Sky Platform
    Explanation:
    ON August 28, 2018, the Union Minister of Civil Aviation Shri Suresh Prabhu announced the Drone Regulations 1.0. These regulations will enable the safe, commercial usage of drones starting December 1, 2018. They are intended to enable visual line-of-sight daytime-only and a maximum of 400 ft altitude operations. According to the regulation, Air space has been partitioned into Red Zone (flying not permitted), Yellow Zone (controlled airspace), and Green Zone (automatic permission). Introduction of the Digital Sky Platform , the first-of-its-kind national unmanned traffic management (UTM) platform that implements “no permission, no takeoff” (NPNT).
  3. Where was the International water colour festival held from August 23-27, 2018?
    1) Raipur, Chhattisgarh
    2) Ranchi, Jharkhand
    3) Guwahati, Assam
    4) Indore, Madhya Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Ranchi, Jharkhand
    Explanation:
    From August 23-27, 2018, Jharkhand government held the International water colour festival at the Audrey House in capital city of Ranchi. It promotes rich culture and art of Jharkhand and international art and give recognition to local artists. It was organized by Department of Tourism, Art-Culture, Sports & Youth Affairs. 56 internationally renowned artists — from as many as 24 countries and 25 Indian states — participated in the five-day festival.
  4. Indian government has joined hands with _____ for Rs. 240 crore research programme to develop a Next Generation Influenza Vaccine?
    1) United Arab Emirates (UAE)
    2) European Union (EU)
    3) United States
    4) Germany
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) European Union (EU)
    Explanation:
    On 28th August 2018, Indian government and the European Union (EU) partnered for Rs. 240 crore research programme to develop a Next Generation Influenza Vaccine to protect people throughout the world. EU and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, have committed EUR 15 million each to fund for this cause through “Horizon 2020” programme. The projects require 3 applicants from both 3 European member states and India respectively.
  5. Which firm has launched commodity broking services with MCX and has become the first bank subsidiary to enter the commodity broking business?
    1) Axis Securities
    2) ICICI Mutual Funds
    3) HDFC Securities
    4) YES Financial Services
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Axis Securities
    Explanation:
    On August 28, 2018, Axis Securities launched commodity broking services with MCX and became the first bank subsidiary to enter the commodity broking business. All existing Axis Direct customers can now trade in 29 commodity futures and contracts through a one-time online registration process. These cover: industrial metals, energy and agricultural segments.
  6. Prasar Bharati and Mizzima Media Group of which country have signed an MoU for cooperation and collaboration in broadcasting and content sharing in New Delhi?
    1) Nepal
    2) Myanmar
    3) Bangladesh
    4) Sri Lanka
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Myanmar
    Explanation:
    On August 28, 2018, Prasar Bharati and Mizzima Media Group of Myanmar signed an MoU for cooperation and collaboration in broadcasting and content sharing in New Delhi. The agreement was signed in the presence of Prasar Bharati CEO, Shashi Shekhar Vempati and Editor-in-chief and MD, Mizzima. This would include culture, entertainment, education, science, news and sports along with other areas of mutual interest. Also media exchange will take place in News and cultural contents.
  7. Who has been appointed as Senior Executive Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer (COO) of DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance (DPLI)?
    1) Sudha Singh
    2) Prakash Ramjit
    3) Sumit Shetty
    4) Kalpana Sampat
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Kalpana Sampat
    Explanation:
    DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance (DPLI) has appointed Kalpana Sampat as Senior Executive Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer (COO). Earlier, Kalpana Sampat was the Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Re India. She has more than 34 years of experience in the financial services sector.
  8. Who has been appointed as the Assistant Secretary General and Head of the New York Office of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)?
    1) A S Kiran
    2) Praneeta Roy
    3) Danushree Dutta
    4) Satya S Tripathi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Satya S Tripathi
    Explanation:
    Satya S Tripathi, an Indian development economist, has been appointed as the Assistant Secretary General and Head of the New York Office of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). This appointment was made by UN (United Nations) Chief António Guterres. Satya S Tripathi will succeed Elliott Harris of Trinidad and Tobago. Since 2017, Satya S Tripathi has served as Senior Adviser on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at UNEP. He has worked for the UN since 1998.
  9. Name the racer who won the Belgian Grand Prix 2018 on 26th August 2018?
    1) Sebastian Vettel
    2) Lewis Hamilton
    3) Kimi Raikkonen
    4) Valterri Bottas
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Sebastian Vettel
    Explanation:
    On 26th August 2018, Sebastian Vettel won the Belgian Grand Prix 2018 at Spa-Francorchamps Track in Belgium. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel beat Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton who tops the driver standings by a 17-point lead, and secured the first position. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton finished in the second position. He was followed by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in the third position.
  10. NBA (National Basketball Association) champion Manu Ginobili announced his retirement from basketball, on 27th August 2018. Which country does he belong to?
    1) Brazil
    2) Argentina
    3) Russia
    4) France
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Argentina
    Explanation:
    On 27th 2018, Manu Ginobili, Argentine basketball player, announced his retirement from basketball. Manu Ginobili is 41 years old. He had helped the San Antonio Spurs team win 4 NBA (National Basketball Association) championships in 16 seasons with the club. He has played in 23 seasons in his professional career. He was a two-time All-Star and was the league’s Sixth Man of the Year for the 2007-08 season.
  11. ‘Mu Hero Mu Odisha’ (I am hero, I am Odisha), a campaign to identify agents of change and recognise their contribution to the state, was launched on 27th August 2018, in which state?
    1) Assam
    2) Gujarat
    3) Kerala
    4) Odisha
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Odisha
    Explanation:
    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the ‘Mu Hero Mu Odisha’ (I am hero, I am Odisha) campaign that aimed at identifying agents of change and recognising their contribution to the state. The ‘Mu Hero Mu Odisha’ programme will connect with the potential and aspirations of people from all sections of the society.
  12. NAA has launched a helpline number for complaints regarding GST rate cuts. Expand NAA?
    1) National Anti-profiteering Authority
    2) National Anti-money laundering Authority
    3) National Accounting Authority
    4) National Association for Accountants
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) National Anti-profiteering Authority
    Explanation:
    On August 28, 2018, the National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) launched a helpline number for complaints regarding GST rate cuts. It has been introduced to encourage consumers to file complaints against the companies that are not passing GST rate cut benefits. The number is : 011-21400643. Consumers to register their complaints, provide information and resolve queries regarding profiteering under GST.
  13. Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda launched the logo of the Ayushman Bharat or Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PMJAY) on August 27, 2018. When will the Ayushman Bharat scheme be launched?
    1) September 25, 2018
    2) September 5, 2018
    3) January 1, 2019
    4) December 25, 2018
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) September 25, 2018
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PMJAY) or Ayushman Bharat will be launched on September 25 on the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay. On August 28, 2018, prior to the launch of Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyan, known also as Ayushman Bharat scheme on September 25, 2018,Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Shri J P Nadda lauched its logo at an event in New Delhi. MoU has been signed between the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare where one lakh ‘Aa rogya Mitras’ will be trained by Skill India.
  14. As per Drone Regulations 1.0 released by Union Minister of Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu, in which zone flying is not permitted?
    1) Black Zone
    2) Blue Zone
    3) Red Zone
    4) Yellow Zone
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Red Zone
    Explanation:
    ON August 28, 2018, the Union Minister of Civil Aviation Shri Suresh Prabhu announced the Drone Regulations 1.0. These regulations will enable the safe, commercial usage of drones starting December 1, 2018. They are intended to enable visual line-of-sight daytime-only and a maximum of 400 ft altitude operations. According to the regulation, Air space has been partitioned into Red Zone (flying not permitted), Yellow Zone (controlled airspace), and Green Zone (automatic permission).
  15. Name the Union Minister of Steel who launched the corporate sports policy for Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) under the Ministry of Steel, on 28th August 2018?
    1) Ananth Kumar
    2) Narendra Singh Tomar
    3) Ananth Geete
    4) Chaudhary Birender Singh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Chaudhary Birender Singh
    Explanation:
    On August 28, 2018, Union Minister of Steel, Chaudhary Birender Singh, unveiled the corporate sports policy for Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) under the Ministry of Steel. It would provide a framework for promotion of sports by Steel Ministry CPSEs. All the Steel Ministry CPSEs will form an Apex Sports Body affiliated to National Level Sports Associations and Federations, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and Para Olympic Federation and Association. Maharatna and Navaratna CPSEs may set up Sports Academy in at least one of the identified sports discipline and maintain infrastructure.
  16. Name the Chairperson of the Drone Task Force that has been set up to provide draft recommendations for Drone Regulations 2.0?
    1) Jayant Sinha
    2) Manoj Sinha
    3) Suresh Prabhu
    4) Piyush Goyal
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Jayant Sinha
    Explanation:
    On August 28, 2018, the Union Minister of Civil Aviation Shri Suresh Prabhu announced the Drone Regulations 1.0. These regulations will enable the safe, commercial usage of drones starting December 1, 2018. They are intended to enable visual line-of-sight daytime-only and a maximum of 400 ft altitude operations. According to the regulation, Air space has been partitioned into Red Zone (flying not permitted), Yellow Zone (controlled airspace), and Green Zone (automatic permission). Introduction of the Digital Sky Platform , the first-of-its-kind national unmanned traffic management (UTM) platform that implements “no permission, no takeoff” (NPNT). Users will be required to do a one-time registration of their drones, pilots and owners. Further, the Drone Task Force under the chairmanship of the Minister of State Shri Jayant Sinha has been set up. This will provide draft recommendations for Drone Regulations 2.0.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Where is Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary located?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Jharkhand
  2. Who is the Ambassador of the European Union to India?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – H.E. Mr Tomasz Kozlowski
  3. Name the CEO of Prasar Bharati?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Shashi Shekhar Vempati
  4. Where is the headquarters of Axis Bank?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Mumbai
  5. Who is the Governor of Jharkhand?
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – Draupadi Murmu
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