Current Affairs Quiz Set 68 Which of the following launched SBM Water PLUS? Ministry of Rural Development Ministry of Agriculture Jal Shakti Ministry Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) S- d E- The Ministry Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) launched the Water PLUS Protocol. It aims to provide a guideline for cities and towns to ensure that no untreated waste-water is released into the environment thereby enabling sustainability of the sanitation value chain. Which of the following is India’s top retailer? Walmart Amazon Tata Reliance Group S- a E- US retail giant Walmart is India’s top retailer, according to a study by Euromonitor International tracking Asia’s largest retailers. Walmart topped the rankings in India for 2018, after it acquired internet retailer Flipkart last year in a $16 billion deal. Walmart is followed by another US giant—online retailer Amazon. Kishore Biyani’s Future Group ranked third, followed by Reliance Group that has formats across electronics, apparel, and grocery retail, among others. Tata Group that runs formats such as Westside, and Croma, among others, ranked fifth. Where is the National Tribal Festival being organised? Leh-Ladakh Jharkhand Odisha Chhattisgarh S- a E- Tribal Affairs Ministry and Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) are jointly organizing a 9 - Day Aadi Mahotsav (National Tribal Festival) in Leh- Ladakh with a theme of “A celebration of the spirit of Tribal Craft, Culture and Commerce” . 9 day Adi mahotsav will showcase traditional art and handicrafts and cultural heritage of the country. Consider the following for Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan-Dhan Yojana (PM-KMY). Farmers holding up to 2 lakh hectare farm land will be eligible for the PM-KMY scheme. The scheme is meant for small farmers and therefore there is a landholding limit. Only I Only II Both I & II None of the above S- c E- Under the PM-KMY, which was announced during the Budget 2019-20, a monthly pension of Rs 3,000 will be provided to eligible farmers on attaining the age of 60. The scheme will be implemented across the country, including Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Farmers holding up to 2 lakh hectare farm land will be eligible for the PM-KMY scheme. It is a voluntary and contribution-based pension scheme for farmers in the age group of 18 to 40 years. The scheme is meant for small farmers and therefore there is a landholding limit. When is the World Organ day observed? 7 August 10 August 13 August 12 August S-c E- August 13 is celebrated as 'World Organ Donation Day' and is dedicated to motivate people to pledge to donate their organs.. When is the International Youth Day observed? 17 August 11 August 9 August 12 August S-c E- 12 August was first designated International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999, and serves as an annual celebration of the role of young women and men as essential partners in change, and an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth. 2019 Theme: “Transforming education” This year’s theme highlights efforts to make education more inclusive and accessible for all youth, including efforts by youth themselves. Who among the following has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Shoppe? Virat Kohli MS Dhoni Cristiano Ronaldo Roger Fedrer S-c E- Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, has secured a partnership with global football icon Cristiano Ronaldo as a brand ambassador. Who among the following has been appointed as the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI)? VG Somani KG Somani MV Somani VC Somani S-a E- The government appointed VG Somani as Drug Controller General of India (DCGI). DCGI heads the Indian drug regulatory body the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), whose functions include ensuring the quality of drugs and cosmetics sold in the country, approval of new drugs and regulating clinical trials. Who among the following has been appointed as the Director of National Institute of Health and Family Welfare? Ritesh Parolkar Vicky Thakur Harshad Pandurang Thakur Somesh Thakur S-c E- Harshad Pandurang Thakur has been appointed as the Director of National Institute of Health and Family Welfare for a period of five years. The NIHFW, an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, acts as an apex technical institute as well as a think tank for the promotion of health and family welfare programmes in the country. Who among the following will be the first woman to head the prestigious Indian National Science Academy (INSA)? Dr Isha Mehta Dr Priti Dang Dr Soumya Swaminathan Dr Chandrima Shaha S-d E- Dr. Chandrima Shaha, a biologist and professor at the National Institute of Immunology, is all set to become the first woman to head the prestigious Indian National Science Academy (INSA). The book titled 'Listening, Learning, and Leading' is related to which of the following? V Naidu MS Dhoni Narendra Nodi Sushma Swaraj S-a E- A book chronicling Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu's two years in office was released by Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Chennai. The book, titled 'Listening, Learning, and Leading', captures a few glimpses of the vice-president's 330 public engagements across all states and Union Territories of the country during the last two years. The book titled Lessons Life Taught Me Unknowinglyis an autobiography of whom? AR Rahman Anupam Kher Rishi Kapoor Karan Johar S-b E- Veteran actor Anupam Kher's autobiography titled Lessions Life Taught Me Unknowingly was unveiled by Rishi Kapoor, along with wife Neetu Kapoor in New York. The book gives a detailed account of the lessons learnt by Anupam Kher in his life and acting career that spans over 500 films. Which of the following is the first Indian carrier to fly from Delhi to San-Francisco charting North Polar route? Air India Jet Airways Indigo Vistara S-a E- In a landmark accomplishment in the aviation industry, Air India has launched the first-ever commercial flight by an Indian carrier to fly from Delhi to San- Francisco charting the North Polar route. The passenger flight AI 173 undertook the journey on August 15 and was flagged by Air India Chairman and Managing Director Ashwani Lohani. The flight was operated by Captain Ranjeesh Sharma and Captain Digvijay Singh. KONKAN will be the bilateral exercise conducted between India and which of the following countries? Britain Canada US UK S-a E- The 14th Edition of KONKAN series of annual bilateral exercises between Indian Navy and Royal Navy of Britain is currently underway off the South Coast of UK. KONKAN-19 will involve Gunnery Shoots, Manoeuvres, Cross Deck Flying, ASW Screening and Air Defence exercise. The thrust of the KONKAN this year is on Anti-Air warfare, Anti-Surface Warfare, Flying Operations and Seamanship Evolutions of varying complexities. What will be the amount that banks will charge for a failed ATM transaction? Standard deduction of 100 rupees 10 for each 10000 rupees Nil 100 for each 10000 rupees S-c E- The Reserve Bank of India asked banks to not charge customers for failed transactions at ATMs or include it as part of the permitted ‘free ATM transactions’ per month set for users. It also suggested that the use of ATMs for non-cash withdrawal transactions — balance enquiry and fund transfers — too should be not be charged. Currently, banks provide a certain number of free transactions at ATMs and beyond the limit, charges are imposed.