Current Affairs Quiz Set 94 Where is Indian Army’s biggest mountain combat exercise held? Arunachal Pradesh Assam Manipur Andhra Pradesh S: a E- Indian Army undergoing its biggest transformation has started its biggest mountain assault exercise ‘Him Vijay' in Arunachal Pradesh. As it is in phases the first important phase will be from 7 -10 October and the other phase will be from 20- 24 October. The exercise is to test mobility, communication and coordination of such huge body of fast-moving troops in difficult terrain. Indian Army is metamorphosing itself to incorporate changes for modern and quick and short war, added the Army officer. Three Battle Groups, each comprising around 4000 soldiers, are participating which will include troop mobilisation, mountain assault and air assault. Elements of special forces will also be part of it. Who among the following is known as the father of Biology? Aristotle Charles Babbage Ada Lovelace Herman Hollerith S: a Which of the following is the unit of acceleration? Joule Kelvin Kilogram per meter square Meter per second square S: d E- Acceleration is the rate of change of velocity of an object with respect to time. The SI unit of acceleration is the meter per second square. Where are the headquarters of the Defence Research and Development Organization situated? New Delhi Pune Hyderabad Lucknow S: a Which of the following is the longest bone in human body? Tibia Femur Shinbone Red Blood Cells S: b E- The femur is the longest bone found in the human body. 6. Which of the following has tied up with NHA to collaborate and strengthen the implementation of the government's flagship health scheme, Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY)? Amazon Microsoft Google Facebook S: c E: The National Health Authority (NHA) has joined hands with Google to collaborate and strengthen the implementation of the government's flagship health scheme, Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY). The two organizations will be working closely to explore various user cases for increasing process efficiencies in day-to-day applications. Google will also support NHA in improving PM-JAY's digital presence and showcasing relevant content to the 50 crore entitled beneficiaries. In addition, Google will also help provide training and support to NHA personnel to build on digital skills. 7. Which of the following states has rejected the Centre’s proposal to amend the “anti-indigenous people” Indian Forest Act, 1927? Mizoram Andhra Pradesh Tamil Nadu Punjab S: a E: The Mizoram government has rejected the Centre’s proposal to amend the “anti-indigenous people” Indian Forest Act, 1927. The government of Mizoram cites that provisions of the Indian Forest Act of 1927 are in conflict with the special provisions of the State under Article 371G of the Constitution. The proposed amendment in the Indian Forest Act would challenge Mizo customary laws and practices, ownership and transfer of land as well as the powers conferred upon the autonomous district councils, conferred to Mizoram under the article 371G of the Constitution of India. The State’s areas under forest have been governed by the Mizoram Forest Act of 1955 in accordance with the customary laws and needs of the local people. So that the Indian Forest Act of 1927 had not been enforced in Mizoram. 8. Where is India’s first e-waste clinic for segregating, processing and disposal of waste situated? Delhi Telangana Andhra Pradesh Madhya Pradesh S: d E: India’s first e-waste clinic for segregating, processing and disposal of waste from household and commercial units will soon be set-up in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) for its establishment. The clinic is a three-month pilot project. If it would be a success, then the same would be replicated throughout the country. Electronic waste will either be collected door-to-door or could be deposited directly at the clinic by individuals. 9. Which of the following in collaboration with the Union Health Ministry launched the first-ever website and mobile application on oral health awareness? AIIMS AFMC IDA DRDO S: a E: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences in collaboration with the Union Health Ministry launched the first-ever website and mobile application on oral health awareness. The digital platform, ‘e-DantSeva’, contains information about the National Oral Health Programme, a detailed list of all the dental facility and colleges, Information, Education and Communication (IEC) material and a unique feature called the ‘Symptom Checker’. 10. Under Farishtey Dilli Ke how much amount will be awarded to each smartian? 2000 3000 4000 5000 S: c E- Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched Farishte Dilli Ke’, a new initiative aimed at felicitating citizens who take accident victims to hospitals. The government will bear all the expenses related to a road accident. Farishte Dilli Ke’ scheme was launched in February 2017, by the state government as a pilot project. Under the scheme, the government provides a reward of Rs 2,000 and a certificate to a good samaritan for taking the accident victims to a hospital. The samaritans will be rewarded with Rs 2,000 and they will also not be liable to any questions by the police. 11. India is helping which of the following countries to establish a new petroleum refinery? Mongolia Nepal Sri Lanka Bangladesh S: a E- As part of its strategy of creating an energy security architecture for its partners, India’s oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan is in resource-rich Mongolia for the commissioning of railway, road and power transmission infrastructure for the construction of country’s first petrochemical refinery. The Mongol refinery project is the largest project undertaken by the government of India under its Lines of Credit (LoC) programme and is expected to cut some of Mongolia’s fuel import dependence. The petrochemical refinery to be built at an approximate cost of $1.25 billion utilising the $1.236 billion line of credit from India comes in the backdrop of China’ Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). 12. Where is India’s first garbage café situated? Punjab Chhattisgarh Andhra Pradesh Madhya Pradesh S: b E- Chhattisgarh has got its first-of-its-kind ‘Garbage Cafe’ in Ambikapur. The cafe was inaugurated by State Health Minister T S Singh Deo. ‘Garbage Cafe’ is set up by Ambika Municipal Corporation. The cafe will provide food to citizens in exchange for plastic waste. Citizens will get free food in exchange for 1 kg of plastic while breakfast will be provided in exchange of half a kilogram of plastic. 13. Which of the following is the disaster warning system launched by the Government of India? GEMINI TAURUS MOKSHA SAGAR S: a E: The government launched a device that will help provide information related to disaster warnings when fishermen move away from the coast beyond 10 to 12 kilometres. Gagan Enabled Mariner’s Instrument for Navigation and Information (GEMINI) device will disseminate seamless and effective emergency information and communication on disaster warnings, Potential Fishing Zones, PFZ, and the Ocean States Forecasts to fishermen. The satellite-based communication is suitable to the dissemination of such emergency information. 14. Consider the following for SUMAN scheme launched by the Government of India. SUMAN stands for Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan. Under the scheme, the beneficiaries visiting public health facilities are entitled to several free services. Only I Only II Both I & II None of the above S: c E: Aiming zero preventable maternal and new-born deaths in India, the central government launched the Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan (SUMAN) scheme, under which pregnant women, mothers up to 6 months after delivery, and all sick new-borns will be able to avail free healthcare benefits. The scheme will largely help in bringing down maternal and infant mortality rates in the country. Under the scheme, the beneficiaries visiting public health facilities are entitled to several free services. These include at least four ante natal check-ups that also includes one check-up during the 1st trimester, at least one check-up under Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan, Iron Folic Acid supplementation, Tetanus diphtheria injection and other components of comprehensive ANC package and six home-based new-born care visits. Under the scheme there will be zero expense access to identification and management of complications during and after the pregnancy. 15. Which of the following is the platform launched by the Human Resource Development Ministry to help meritorious students achieve excellence in science, performing arts and creative writing? YUVIKA DHRUV ECLIPSE EQUIP S: b E- The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry launched the Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Programme called 'Dhruv', a platform to help meritorious students achieve excellence in science, performing arts and creative writing. The programme has been launched to identify and encourage talented children to enrich their skills and knowledge. At centres of excellence across the country, gifted children will be mentored and nurtured by experts. The programme included students of performing arts, since it had the power to move ideas and people.