Current Affairs Quiz Set 75 Which of the following states launched ‘Walk to Work’ campaign? Meghalaya Assam Manipur Tamil Nadu S-a E- Chief Minister of Meghalaya Conrad Sangma launched the ‘Walk to Work’ campaign in the state. The campaign is a part of Fit India Movement which has been launched in the country by the Prime Minister. The campaign comes with the multiple benefits like cost cutting of fuel including reduction of CO2 emission, reduction in congestion in the city and the most important “health and fitness” for the citizens. Which of the following has become number one in Jal Shakti Abhiyan? Mumbai Pune Indore Lucknow S-c E- In Madhya Pradesh, after holding the top position in Swachhata Abhiyan continuously since the last three years, the citizens of Indore have taken a rapid step to become number one in Jal Shakti Abhiyan too. A record has been set by installing one thousand five hundred water harvesting system in a day in Indore Municipal Corporation area. On August 25, a record has been created by installing 1500 water harvesting systems in a day. The water harvesting system capsules are being given free of cost under CSR on first come first serve basis. Building owners are required to pay the amount of wages and material. Experts are also being provided by the Municipal Corporation to install water harvesting system. It has also been decided to put geo-tagging barcode at the place, where water harvesting system is being installed. Which of the following has launched the RE project? Union Textile Minister Union Environment Minister HRD Ministry Niti Aayog S-a E- The Union Minister for Textiles, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani launched Project SU.RE, a move towards sustainable fashion, at Lakmé Fashion Winter/Festive 2019, in Mumbai on 22ndAugust, 2019. The SU.RE project is a commitment by India’s apparel industry to set a sustainable pathway for the Indian fashion industry. SU.RE stands for ‘Sustainable Resolution’ - a firm commitment from the industry to move towards fashion that contributes to a clean environment. The project has been launched along with Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI); United Nations in India; and IMG Reliance, the organizers of Lakmé Fashion Week. Project SU.RE aims to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030, especially SDG-12 for responsible consumption and production. Which of the following launched employment programme for ex-servicemen and their spouses? Walmart Flipkart Amazon ISRO S-c E- Amazon India announced the launch of a Military Veterans Employment programme that it said will create hundreds of opportunities for military veterans and their spouses across Amazon India's Fulfillment Centres, Sort Centres and Delivery Centres in the country. Amazon India is partnering with the Office of the Director General of Resettlement (DGR) and the Army Welfare Placement Organisation (AWPO) to create continued work opportunities for military families across the country. What are the timings of transfer of funds through RTGS? 10 am to 6 pm 9 am to 6 pm 8 am to 6 pm 7 am to 6 pm S-d Which of the following has partnered with Incuspaze Solutions to open a first-of-its-kind co-working space designed for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)? SIDBI SEBI RBI EXIM S-a E- Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has partnered with premium co-working spaces chain Incuspaze Solutions to open a first-of-its-kind co-working space designed for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and startups at Connaught Place, New Delhi.. Which of the following has launched the program ‘Digital Governance Tech Tour’.? Facebook Microsoft Google IBM S-b E- Microsoft India launched a program under which it will train 5000 government employees over the next year on AI (artificial intelligence) and cloud computing skills. This program was inaugurated by Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog. The program, called ‘Digital Governance Tech Tour’, will comprise of physical and virtual workshops. The program will be open for technocrats and IT professionals across the government, including employees of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs). Which of the following has become the first female officer to be appointed as flight commander of a flying unit? Shalija Dhami Bhavana Chaturvedi Avani Chaturvedi Tarana Burke S-a E- Indian Air Force’s Wing Commander Shalija Dhami has scripted history by becoming the first female officer to be appointed as flight commander of a flying unit. She took over as flight commander of a Chetak helicopter unit at Hindon airbase. Flight Commander is the second in command of the unit. Who among the following has been appointed as Ukraine's prime minister? Andriyh Bohdan Volodymyr Groysman Volodymyr Zelensky Oleksiy Honcharuk S-d Which of the following countries has honoured PM Modi with King Hamad Order of the Renaissance? Russia Saudi Arabia Bahrain UAE S-c E- Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been conferred the King Hamad Order of the Renaissance by Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa in recognition of his efforts to strengthen bilateral relations with the key Gulf nation. The King bestowed Bahrain Order — First Class on Prime Minister Modi in recognition of his efforts to strengthen bilateral relations with the Kingdom of Bahrain.vModi also invited the King of Bahrain to visit India. Which of the following has been conferred the prestigious SKOCH Governance Gold Award? MUDRA PM-KISAN Deendayan Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) Deendayan Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) S- d E- Deendayan Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM), a flagship mission under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has been conferred the prestigious SKOCH Governance Gold Award for its Portal for Affordable Credit and Interest Subvention Access (PAiSA). Launched in November 2018,PAiSAis a centralized IT platform which simplifies and streamlines release of interest subvention under the Mission. It offers end to end online solution for processing, payment, monitoring and tracking of interest subvention claims from banks on a monthly basis. Claims for subvention are uploaded by banks through their CBS (Core Banking Solution) in respect of the beneficiaries of the Self Employment Programme, which are verified and approved by the ULB and State concerned. The portal has been designed and developed through the Allahabad Bank. Who among the following has been appointed as the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award? Deepa Malik Bajrang Punia Ajay Thakur Both (a) & (b) S-d E- President Ram Nath Kovind presented the National Sports Day Awards on the 114th birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand to sportspersons from the country at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award was awarded to Deepa Malik (Para-Athletics) and Bajrang Punia (Wrestling). Deepa Malik was the first Paralympian to receive the prestigious honour. When is the International Day against Nuclear Tests observed? 22 August 27 August 28 August 29 August S-d Where was the G-7 summit 2019 held? France India Germany Russia S-a E- The 45th G7 summit was held on 24–26 August 2019, in Biarritz, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France. The countries which are part of the G7 include the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the US. When is the National Sports Day observed in India? 20 August 21 August 22 August 29 August S-a E- National Sports Day is observed in India on 29 August. The Government of India has decided to celebrate his birthday as the National Sports Day since 2012. It is also celebrated extensively at the national level. It is organized every year in the Rashtrapati Bhavan and the President of the country; gives National Sports Awards to the respective winners who have enhanced the value of the tricolor flag all over the world.