Current Affairs Quiz Set 74
- What is the age of retirement of the judges of the Supreme Court?
- 65 years
- 60 years
- 62 years
- 63 years
- As per the Indian Constitution, the retirement age of the judges of the Supreme Court is 65.
- Where are the headquarters of SIDBI situated?
- SIDBI stands for Small Industrial Development Bank of India. Its serves as the principal financial institution in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector. Its headquarters of are situated in Lucknow and the present chief is Mohammad Mustafa.
- Where are the headquarters of the New Development Bank situated?
- South Africa
- New Zealand
- The New Development Bank (NDB), formerly referred to as the BRICS Development Bank, is a multilateral development bank established by the BRICS states (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). The bank is headquartered in Shanghai, China. The first regional office of the NDB is in Johannesburg, South Africa.
- Who among the following is the President at the International Criminal Court (ICC)?
- Chile Eboe-Osuji
- Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf
- Xue Hanqin
- Peter Tomka
- Chile Eboe-Osuji is the President at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
- The International Criminal Court is an intergovernmental organization and international tribunal that sits in The Hague, Netherlands.
- The ICC has jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and crimes of aggression.
- The Presidency is responsible for the proper administration of the Court (apart from the Office of the Prosecutor).It comprises the President and the First and Second Vice-Presidents—three judges of the Court who are elected to the Presidency by their fellow judges for a maximum of two three-year terms.
- Who among the following was the shortest serving Chief Justice of India?
- V. Chandrachud
- Kamal Narain Singh
- Amal Sarkar
- Sarv Mittra Sikri
- Since the birth of the Republic of India on 26 January 1950, 46 people have served as the Chief Justice of India (CJI).
- Justice Y. V. Chandrachud is the longest serving Chief Justice (February 1978 – July 1985), while Kamal Narain Singh is the shortest serving one (21 November 1991 – 12 December 1991).
- While H. J. Kania is the inaugural CJI, the current incumbent is Ranjan Gogoi who is appointed as Chief Justice of India on 3 Oct
6. Which of the following will be celebrated as the month of nutrition ?
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced to celebrate September as a month of nutrition in order to lay the emphasis on creating awareness to fight malnutrition among children, particularly the girl child.
7. In which of the following countries did PM Modi launch $4.2 million redevelopment project of temple?
- India and Nepal
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the $4.2 million redevelopment project of the 200-year-old Lord Sri Krishna temple in the Bahraini capital during his two-day visit to the Gulf nation.
- The facelift for the Shreenathji (Shree Krishna) temple in Manama will kick off later this year.
- The $4.2 million redevelopment project will be on a piece of land measuring 16,500 square feet and the new four-floor structure covering 45,000 square feet will have an overall height of 30 meters.
8. Which of the following state governments launched education TV channel 'Kalvi Tholaikkatchi'?
- Uttar Pradesh
- Tamil Nadu
- The Tamil Nadu government launched its exclusive education TV channel, aimed at benefiting students of classes I to XII.
- An initiative of the School Education Department, 'Kalvi Tholaikkatchi' (Education TV) was launched by Chief Minister K Palaniswami. The channel's content will include shows aimed at school children, besides those on jobs and related issues.
- This channel will be available on TN Arasu Cable TV network.
9. Under the Bonn challenge, how many million hectares of world’s deforestated and degraded land will be restored by 2020?
- 450 million
- 350 million
- 150 million
- 250 million
- “Bonn Challenge” is a global effort to bring 150 million hectares of the world’s deforested and degraded land into restoration by 2020, and 350 million hectares by 2030.
- At the UNFCC Conference of the Parties (COP) 2015 in Paris, India also joined the voluntary Bonn Challenge and pledged to bring into restoration 13 million hectares of degraded and deforested land by 2020, and an additional 8 million hectares by 2030.
- India’s pledge is one of the largest in Asia.
10. Which of the following is the first country in the world to issue Biometric Seafarer Identity Document (BSID),?
- Sri Lanka
- India has become the first country in the world to issue Biometric Seafarer Identity Document (BSID), capturing the facial bio-metric data of seafarers.
- The new facial biometric technology is a marked improvement over the two finger or iris based bio-metric data, with modern security features.
- It will make the identification of the SID holder more reliable and efficient, while protecting their dignity and privacy. India had made a presentation on this technology at ILO .
11. On whose birthday was the ‘Fit India Movement’ launched by the Government of India?
- Dhanraj Pilay
- Sardar Singh
- Milkha Singh
- Dhyan Chand
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘Fit India’ Movement’ at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi.
- The campaign was launched on the birth anniversary of hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand.
- The Prime Minister also launched a Fitness Logo. Additionally, he will also launch a “Fitness Pledge” that reads, ‘I promise to myself for physical activity and sports every day and I will encourage my family members and neighbours to be physically fit and make India a fit nation.’
12. Who among the following was the Supreme Court appointed coordinator for the publishing of National Register of Citizen?
- Prateek Hajela
- DK Jain
- Prateek Vohra
- MK Jain
13. The Kandangi saree was given GI tag by the Geographical Indications Registry. To which of the following states does it belong?
- Tamil Nadu
- Madhya Pradesh
- Uttar Pradesh
- The Kandangi saree of Tamil Nadu was given the GI tag by the Geographical Indications Registry in Chennai.
- The Kandangi saree is manufactured in Karaikudi taluk in Sivaganga district.
- The original Kandangi saree is manually made using a winding machine, loom, shuttle and bobbin. The Kandangi saree is manufactured in Karaikudi taluk in Sivaganga district. The original Kandangi saree is manually made using a winding machine, loom, shuttle and bobbin.
14. Consider the following for Central government’s plan for microbial study in Ganga.
- The project expects to assess whether the stretches of the 2,500 km long river has microbes which can promote antibiotic resistance.
- The project, which is expected to last over two years.
- Only I
- Only II
- Both I & II
- None of the above
- A study to assess microbial diversity along the entire length of river Ganga costing over Rs 9.3 crore has been commissioned by the central government.
- The project also expects to assess whether the stretches of the 2,500 km long river has microbes which can promote "antibiotic resistance".
- The project, which is expected to last over two years, will be undertaken jointly by scientists at the Motilal Nehru Institute of Technology in Allahabad; National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) in Nagpur and Sardar Patel Institute of Science and Technology in Gorakhpur.
- Start-up companies like Phixgen and Xcelris Labs will also be a part of the project.
- The purpose of the project is to indicate the type of "contamination" in the river and "threat to human health". Additionally, it also seeks to identify the sources of a type of bacteria living in the gut of animals and humans, called the Eschericia coli.
15. Who among the following is the Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers?
- Prakash Javadekar
- Piyush Goyal
- V. Sadananda Gowda
- Nitin Gadkari