Current Affairs Quiz Set 63 Which of the following states has received the Geographical Indication (GI) tag for its version of Rasogolla ? Odisha Rajasthan West Bengal Karnataka S-a E- The rasagola, a popular dessert of Odisha, has received the geographical indication tag from the Registrar of Geographical Indication after years of controversy around the sweet. The registration was conferred to ‘Odisha Rasagola’ under Section 16(I) or of authorized Section 17(3)(c) of Geographical Indication of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act 1999 on Monday. The GI number 612 has been registered in favour of the Odisha Small Industries Corporation Limited (OSIC Limited), a government of Odisha undertaking and Utkal Mistanna Byabasayee Samiti, a traders’ organisation, in the foodstuff category. Who among the following been appointed as the Senior Director of Counterterrorism Directorate of the National Security Council (NSC) in the White House? Kashyap Pramod Patel Krishna Pramod Patel Kanisk Pramod Patel Kaira Pramod Patel S-a E- Prominent Indian-American lawyer Kashyap Pramod Patel, an ardent supporter of US President Donald Trump, has been appointed to a key counterterrorism position in the White House. Patel, 38, who previously served as Senior Counsel for Counterterrorism at the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence till early this year, has now been appointed as Senior Director of Counterterrorism Directorate of the National Security Council (NSC) in the White House. Who among the following has been appointed as the Controller General of Accounts (CGA) of India? Gitanjali Gupta Ganesh Gupta Ganesh Gupta Girraj Prasad Gupta S-d E- Girraj Prasad Gupta took over as the Controller General of Accounts (CGA). He is a 1983-batch Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS) Officer. Who among the following has been appointed as the chief of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)? Rakesh Asthana Rishi Shukla Sanjay Mishra Sanjay Mehta S-a E- IPS officer Rakesh Asthana took charge as the chief of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). The 1984-batch Gujarat cadre officer has been appointed as the Director General (DG) of the NCB in an "additional" capacity. He is already serving as the DG of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS). Who among the following has become the first pilot of Indian Armed Forces (IAF ) to do a wingsuit jump? Tarun Chaudhari Tarun Mishra Tarun Mehta Tarun Vohra S-a E- Wing commander Tarun Chaudhri became the first pilot of Indian Armed Forces (IAF ) to do a wingsuit jump. The jump was accomplished by Chaudhri from a Mi-17 helicopter from an altitude of 8500 feet. This is the First IAF Wing Suit Skydive Jump by a pilot who has flown and captained the same type of helicopter. The feat is the deepest imprint of ethos and professionalism of IAF, be it adventures or operations. This is the first flying wingsuit jump demonstration at an organised gathering. The jump was undertaken during the Kargil Diwas celebrations at Air Force Station Jodhpur on 21-22 July 2019. Which of the following has launched its state-of-the-art Cyber Defence Center in Romania? Cognizant Technology Accenture Infosys TCS S-c E- Infosys will launch of its state-of-the-art Cyber Defence Center in Bucharest, Romania. The Defence Center is an expansion of services delivered through Infosys Digital Innovation Center which opened in Bucharest earlier this year. It will provide end-to-end, real-time, 24/7 cyber security monitoring and protection services to support European and global businesses on their digital transformation journey. With which of the following countries has India cancelled its deal for anti-spike tank guided missiles? US Germany Israel Russia S-c E- India has cancelled a $500 million deal to buy 1,600 Spike anti-tank guided missiles from Israel, the state-owned defence contractor Rafael Advanced Defence Systems announced. Spike is a man-portable "fire and forget' missile that can hit moving targets such as a tank, allowing the soldier who fires the missile to quickly move for cover. India had opted for the Israel's Spike over the Javelin missiles offered by Washington in 2014. Which Indian state launched Didi ke Bolo campaign? Rajasthan Odisha Madhya Pradesh West Bengal S-d E- West Bengal launched Didi ke Bolo campaign and around 1,000 Trinamool Congress leaders will be heading towards Bengal villages over the next 100 days as part of the party's first major programme ahead of the assembly elections in 2021. The idea is to strengthen the party's connect at the grassroot level, what was once its stronghold. The party leaders would visit the villages and lend their ears to booth workers, influential people in the area, anyone who wishes to voice grievances or raise concerns. The initiative is also the first such announced by the Trinamool Congress after roping in poll strategist Prashant Kishor. Which country has topped the 2018 global GDP (gross domestic product) rankings as per a World Bank report? Russia US Germany France S-b E- According to the 2018 global GDP (gross domestic product) rankings of the World Bank, the United States has topped with a GDP of $20.5 trillion. How many teams will be playing in the World Test Championship? 12 11 10 9 S-c E- The World Test Championship will witness the top nine Test teams in the world compete in 71 Test matches across 27 series. The World Test Championship final to be held in the United Kingdom in 2021. Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies are the nine teams that will battle it out for the top honours in the World Test Championship. What is the average monthly income per agricultural household? 6,426 1,426 9,426 7,426 S-a E- The latest available estimates of average income per agricultural household in the country are based on the Situation Assessment Survey of Agricultural Households conducted by National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) during its 70th round (January 2013-December 2013). The average monthly income per agricultural household from all sources is less than Rs. 6,500. As per the survey results, the average monthly income per agricultural household from all sources is estimated to be Rs. 6,426. Where will be ISRO’s Technical Liaison Unit to enable effective technical coordination for timely interventions on diversified matters with Russia and other neighbouring countries situated? Moscow Kazan Sochi Samara S-a E- The Union Cabinet approved the setting up of ISRO Technical Liaison Unit in Moscow to enable effective technical coordination for timely interventions on diversified matters with Russia and other neighbouring countries. The step comes amid the India Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) cooperation with Russia on the Gaganyaan project--India's human space mission programme. An average annual expenditure of about Rs 1.5 crore per annum is anticipated to be incurred at ISRO Technical Liaison Unit (ITLU) towards salary, office expenses, rent and taxes. The ISRO Technical Liaison Unit at Moscow will enable effective technical coordination for timely interventions on diversified matters with Russia and neighbouring countries for realisation of the programmatic targets of ISRO. Who among the following was the head of the Group of Ministers to address the issue of road safety and to improve the facilitation of the citizens while dealing with transport departments? Yoonus Khan Nitin Gadkari Suresh Prabhu Arun Jaitley S-a E- The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 is based on the recommendations of the Group of Transport Ministers (GoM) of States constituted by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways to address the issue of road safety and to improve the facilitation of the citizens while dealing with transport departments. The GoM was headed by Shri. Yoonus Khan, the then Transport Minister of Rajasthan, and had 18 State Transport Ministers from different political parties as members. The amendments in the Bill mainly focus on issues relating to improving road safety, citizens’ facilitation while dealing with the transport department, strengthening rural transport, last mile connectivity and public transport, automation and computerization and enabling online services. Which of the following will conduct India’s first National Time Release Study to enable faster movement of cargo across borders to benefit traders ? Ministry of Transport Ministry of Railways Ministry of Tourism Ministry of Finance S-d E- The Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, as part of its strategic commitment to improve global trade, is conducting India’s first national Time Release Study (TRS) between 1st– 7th The exercise will be institutionalized on an annual basis, during the same period every year hereafter. The TRS is an internationally recognized tool advocated by World Customs Organization to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of international trade flows. When is the World Breastfeeding week observed? 1-7 September 2-8 July 1-7 August 2-8 October S-c E- World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration signed in August 1990 by government policymakers, WHO, UNICEF and other organizations to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.