Current Affairs Quiz Set 78 Which of the following states has been declared as the ‘No School Bag Day’ for students? Karnataka Arunachal Pradesh Assam Manipur S- d E- The Manipur government has declared all working Saturdays as “No School Bag Day” for students from class I to VIII. On this day, students will not carry school bags and institutions will ensure taking up extra co-curricular activities, games and sports, recreational activities among others and make schools a more joyful place of learning. An office memorandum to this effect was issued by the Education department enforcing “No School Bag Day” in all categories of schools including the government and private schools. According to the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019, what will be the fine imposed on a person driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs? ?5000 ?10,000 ?1000 ?2000 S- b E- The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019 came into being from 1 September 2019. The maximum penalty for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs has been increased from Rs 2,000 to Rs 10,000 The central government may increase fines mentioned under the Act every year by up to 10%. According to the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019, what will be the fine imposed on a person driving a two vehicle without headgear? 1000 2000 3000 4000 S- a E- According to the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019, whoever drives a motor cycle or causes or allows a motor without headgear shall be punishable with a fine of one thousand rupees and he shall be disqualified for holding licence for a period of three months Consider the following for Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 1967. Masood Azhar has been declared as a 'terrorist' under clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 35 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 1967. The UAPA was first amended in 2004. Only I Only II Both I & II None of the above S- c E- The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued a gazette notification declaring the four as 'terrorists' under clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 35 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 1967 for declaring Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar, Hafiz Saeed of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), his deputy Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and underworld don Dawood Ibrahim who planned and executed the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts are the first four persons designated as “terrorists” under the anti-terror law passed by Parliament. The UAPA was first amended in 2004, then in 2008 and in 2013. The 2004 amendment was to ban organisations for terror activities, under which 34 outfits, including the LeT and the JeM were banned. To designate Azhar, the MHA mentioned five terror cases, including the February 14 Pulwama attack, where 40 CRPF personnel were killed. Which of the following states has not implemented the amended Motor Vehicle Act from1 September 2019? Karnataka Maharashtra Andhra Pradesh Punjab S-d What is the current national Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) In India? 918 920 930 940 S-a E- Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smriti Irani said that Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) has improved by 13 points from 918 to 931 at the national level in last five years. Haryana, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh received honours for improving sex ratio at birth. Which of the following has joined hands with CBSE to conduct capacity building programmes for high school teachers and integrate cloud-powered technology in teaching.? Facebook Google Microsoft IBM S-c E- The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has joined hands with Microsoft to conduct capacity building programmes for high school teachers and integrate cloud-powered technology in teaching. The programme will cater to teachers of classes eight to 10 and will be conducted in 10 cities across the country. It will begin on September 11, 2019. As part of the programme, at least 1,000 teachers nominated by the CBSE will undergo a three-day project-based training for practical, hands-on knowledge of Microsoft 365 tools such as OneNote, Flipgrid, Teams and Outlook. The programme will provide teachers better access to the latest Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools and help them integrate technology into teaching in a safe and secure manner, thereby enhancing the learning experience and 21st century skills of all students. . Who among the following has launched a conservation projection to save Rhinos of the country? Rohit Sharma Virat Kohli MS Dhoni Sunil Chhetri S-a E- India vice-captain Rohit Sharma is launching Rohit4Rhinos campaign, in partnership with WWF India and Animal Planet, to help build awareness for the need to conserve the Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros or the Indian Rhino. In a campaign launching on Animal Planet to commemorate World Rhino Day on September 22, Rohit pledges to do his bit to save the "vulnerable" species from extinction. The Indian rhinoceros faces several threats, including poaching, habitat loss and mass mortality from in-breeding and disease. Where was the first US-ASEAN Maritime Exercise (AUMX) inaugural session being held? UK Singapore Thailand India S-c E- The first US-Asean Maritime Exercise (AUMX) was officially opened with a ceremony at the Royal Thai Fleet headquarters at Chon Buri's Sattahip district, Thailand. The AUMX is co-led by the US and the Royal Thai Navy and will be preceded with pre-sail activities in Thailand, Singapore and Brunei, followed by sea drills in international waters in the Gulf of Thailand as well as the South China Sea. The exercise will conclude in Singapore. Which of the following countries will launch a special stamp to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi? Bhutan Singapore China Russia S-d According to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Report, which of the following is the most liveable city in the world? Vienna Calgary London Mumbai S-a E- Austria’s capital Vienna is rated the world’s most liveable city for the second year running in the 2019 edition of The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Report. New Delhi dropped by six places to rank 118th on a list of the world's most liveable cities due to increase in cases of petty crimes and poor air quality. While the national capital registered the biggest decline in Asia, Mumbai also fell two places since last year to rank 119th. According to the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report (TTCR), what is India’s rank? 32 34 31 30 S-b E- India has moved up six places to rank 34th on world travel and tourism competitiveness index, driven by rich natural and cultural resources and strong price competitiveness. India accounts for a major chunk of South Asia’s travel and tourism GDP, making it one of the most competitive T&T-oriented economies in the sub-region itself. Spain held on to the top spot in the World Economic Forum's (WEF) latest Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report (TTCR), which ranked 140 countries on their relative strengths in global tourism and travel. According to the World Gold Council (WGC), which country has the maximum gold reserves? US Germany Netherlands China S-a E- According to the latest release by the World Gold Council, U.S. leads the country list with total gold reserves of 8,133.5 tonnes followed by Germany with 3,366.8 tonnes. While the IMF is ranked third with a holding of 2,451.8 tonnes, it is followed by countries such as Italy (2,451.8 tonnes), France (2,436.1 tonnes), Russia (2,219.2 tonnes), China (1,936.5 tonnes), Switzerland (1,040 tonnes) and Japan (765.2 tonnes) before India at the 10th spot. India has pipped the Netherlands to move into the list of top ten countries in terms of total gold reserves. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Report, what is Delhi’s rank? 100 111 110 118 S-d E- According to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Report, New Delhi dropped by six places to rank 118th on a list of the world's most liveable cities due to increase in cases of petty crimes and poor air quality. While the national capital registered the biggest decline in Asia, Mumbai also fell two places since last year to rank 119th. Austria’s capital Vienna is rated the world’s most liveable city for the second year running in the 2019 edition. Who among the following is the author of the book- Quichotte? Chigozie Obioma Lucy Ellmann Salman Rushdie Elif Shafak S-c E- Salman Rushdie is the author of the book- This is among six titles from around the world to be named on the shortlist of the 2019 Booker Prize. The 72-year-old former Booker Prize-winning British-Indian novelist has famously also won the Booker of Bookers prize for Midnight’s Childrenduring the anniversary celebrations of the prestigious literary award. Lucy Ellmann is shortlisted for Ducks, Newburyport, Bernardine Evaristo for Girl, Woman, Other, Chigozie Obioma for An Orchestra of Minorities, and Elif Shafak for 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World.