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Exercise :: Miscellaneous - Latest Current Affairs

  • Miscellaneous - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Southern Railways imposes penalty of INR. _________ for taking selfie in front of train.

A. 2,000
B. 500
C. 1,000
D. 2,500

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Southern Railways will impose a fine of INR 2,000 on passengers who take a selfie in front of trains at railway stations or while standing on the footboard. People found repeating the offence will be imprisoned for six months. The initiative aims to cut down on selfie-related train mishaps which have grown recently.

2. 

Under which sheme the central government plans to create more than 1 lakh jobs?

A. Start-up India Scheme
B. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
C. National Knowledge Network
D. Ayushman Bharat

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The central government's ambitious public health insurance scheme 'Ayushman Bharat' would create more than 1 lakh jobs. The programme's CEO Indu Bhushan said that jobs would be created in health sector, insurance and in construction industries. The Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission (ABNHPM), aims to provide Rs 5 lakh health cover to 100 million of India's poorest families.

3. 

How many MoU's are signed rnder "Adopt a Heritage Scheme" recently?

A. 4
B. 5
C. 3
D. 6

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Under "Adopt a Heritage Scheme", three MoUs have already been signed and six are at an advanced stage and 31 more Adarsh Monuments are enlisted for coverage under the scheme. The scheme is being implemented by the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture and Archaeological Survey of India. The four MoUs include: 1. Mount Stok Kangri Trek Route, Ladakh 2. Gangotri Temple Area & Trail to Gaumukh, Uttarakhand 3. Red Fort, Delhi 4. Gandikota Fort, Andhra Pradesh

4. 

Who unveiled the 'Women Wizards Rule Tech' programme to support women techies?

A. FICCI
B. NASSCOM
C. DSCI
D. T-Hub

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Nasscom unveiled its 'Women Wizards Rule Tech' programme for women techies to support women in being successful and thus increasing the number of women as senior officials in the IT field. The Women Wizards Rule Tech was announced in March at the Nasscom Diversity and Inclusion Summit in Chennai as a joint initiative by the Nasscom Sector Skills Council and the Data Security Council of India. This initiative will aid women techies in core technologies like IT-Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES), Business Process Management (BPM), product and research and development (R&D) sectors.

5. 

Puan, the world's oldest Sumatran orangutan, passed away recently in __________.

A. Nepal
B. Japan
C. China
D. Australia

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Puan, the world's oldest Sumatran orangutan, passed away due to old age, at Perth Zoo, in Australia. Puan was 62 years old. She was called the "grand old lady" of Sumatran orangutans, in Australia. She was honoured by the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest living Sumatran orangutan in the world. Sumatran orangutan has been categorized as a critically endangered species, as per WWF.