Current Affairs Quiz Set 82 What is India’s target for restoring degraded land by 2030? 26 million hectare 22 million hectare 21 million hectare 20 million hectare S-a E- Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India would raise its target for restoring degraded land from 21 million hectare to 26 million hectare by 2030. Land degradation neutrality has been defined by the parties to UNCCD as a state whereby the amount and quality of land resources, necessary to support ecosystem functions and services, remains stable or increases within specified temporal and spatial scales and ecosystems. The New Delhi Declaration, the outcome of the conference which will lay down measures to combat desertification. Where did PM Modi launch National Animal Disease Control Programme? Gorakhpur Mathura Vrindavan Pune S-b E- Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to launch the National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) for eradicating the foot and mouth disease and brucellosis in livestock. The project, which will cost ?12,652 crores for a period of five years till 2024, will be funded entirely by the government. The programme, to be launched in Mathura, aims to control the livestock diseases by 2025 and eradicate these by 2030. KP Oli is the Prime Minister of which of the following countries Nepal Sri Lanka Netherlands China S-a With which of the following countries did India jointly inaugurate the Motihari-Amlekhgunj petroleum product pipeline? Bangladesh Bhutan Nepal Sri Lanka S-d E- Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepal counterpart K P Sharma Oli jointly inaugurated the Motihari-Amlekhgunj petroleum product pipeline, the first of its kind in South Asia, via a video link. The 69 km-long pipeline from Motihari in Bihar to Amlekhgunj in Nepal is the first-ever cross-border petroleum product pipeline in the South Asia region. As of now, tankers carry petroleum products from India to Nepal as part of an arrangement which is in place since 1973. It was constructed in a “record time”. Which state has launched an online service for those wanting to adopt a cow and provide sheds to them at gaushalas (cow shelters) across the State? Madhya Pradesh Uttar Pradesh Maharashtra Punjab S-a E- The Madhya Pradesh government is going to launch an online service for those wanting to adopt a cow and provide sheds to them at gaushalas (cow shelters) across the State. While paying for a cow’s feed for 15 days would cost ?1,100, one could take care of its diet for 10 years for ?3 lakh. Feeding a cow for six months would cost ?11,100. Each contributor will be featured on the department’s website and receive a certificate. Using the service, donors, including NRIs, could pay gaushala managers directly for a borewell, a bull, a biogas plant or a shed. A bull would cost them ?1.5 lakh that the Department would procure from other States to the designated gaushala. Which of the following states has launched ‘Mukhyamantri Dal Poshit Yojana’? Punjab Madhya Pradesh Uttar Pradesh Uttrakhand S: d E: With an objective to provide low-priced pulses, the Uttrakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat launched the ‘Mukhyamantri Dal Poshit Yojana’. Under the scheme, two kilogrammes of pulses per month would be made available to 23.32 lakh ration card holders. The scheme would be helpful in fulfilling the objective of healthy India of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Which of the following states signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Oil Corporation to set up bio-gas and bio-CNG plants in the state? Haryana Punjab Assam Odisha S-b E- The Punjab government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Oil Corporation to set up bio-gas and bio-CNG plants in the state. The pact is part of the state’s concerted efforts to find sustainable solutions to paddy straw burning, which has emerged as a major environmental concern. The MoU with IOC was signed by Punjab Bureau of Industrial Promotion (PBIP) and Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) in the presence of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. Which of the following states launched a portal for quick access to information on government departments, claiming that the site is the first of its kind in the country? Haryana Punjab Madhya Pradesh Rajasthan S-d E- Rajasthan launched a portal for quick access to information on government departments, claiming that the site is the first of its kind in the country. With this the state becomes the first state in the country to provide information about a dozen departments on a single platform. India has captured Jarpal queen from which of the following countries? Pakistan Bangladesh Sri Lanka Nepal S-a E- The 'Jarpal Queen', a symbol of India's triumph against Pakistan was captured from Pakistan during the 1971 conflict. It was used by the Pakistani army as a part of their attack plan at Shakargarh border, in Jarpal area of Pakistan. So, it was named Jarpal Queen. It is placed at 3 Grenadier Regiment's camp, about 40 km from Leh. In which of the following countries will India build multi-speciality hospital? Bhutan Nepal Sri Lanka Bangladesh S-a E- Seeking to build stronger bilateral ties with its neighbours, India is planning to build up a multidisciplinary super speciality hospital in Bhutan. The initiative has been taken up by the Union Health Ministry in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs. Which of the following countries is the first country in Asia to roll out plain cigarette packing? India Sri Lanka Thailand China S-c E- Thailand rolled out plain cigarette packaging, the first country in Asia to introduce what activists say is an effective way to reduce the appeal of smoking. In 2012, Australia became the first country to require tobacco products to be sold without colourful brand logos. In which of the following countries India launched Pulathisi Express? Sri Lanka Bangladesh Nepal Myanmar S-a E- Sri Lanka flagged off Pulathisi Express, which is a Make in India. It was flagged of from Colombo Fort Railway station. The rake of the train was manufactured in the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai. Who among the following was the Indian diplomat who met Kulbhushan Jadhav after India was granted a consular access ? Harish Salve Gaurav Ahluwalia Mohammad Faisal Navtez Sartaj S-b SLINEX 2019 is a bilateral exercise between India and which of the following countries? Sri Lanka Russia Maldives Thailand S-a E- ‘SLINEX 2019’, the bilateral maritime exercise between India and Sri Lanka concluded in the Bay of Bengal with the completion of Sea Phase on September 12. The Sri Lankan Navy, Indian Navy ships along with Maritime Patrol Aircraft carried out various coordinated maritime operations. For which of the following states did Asian Development Bank sign a $200 million loan to upgrade rural roads to all-weather standards? Madhya Pradesh Haryana Punjab Maharashtra S-d E- Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $200 million loan to upgrade rural roads to all-weather standards in 34 districts of Maharashtra State to improve road safety and better connect rural areas with markets and services. The project will improve the condition of about 2,100 kilometers (km) of rural roads to all-weather standards, with climate resilience and safety features, connecting rural communities with productive agricultural areas and socioeconomic centers. Maharashtra has an extensive road network, with rural roads making up two thirds of the network.