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Exercise :: Miscellaneous - Latest Current Affairs

  • Miscellaneous - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

What is the theme of 24th World Energy Congress?

A. 'Energy for Prosperity'.
B. 'Energy for us'
C. 'Energy outside earth'
D. 'Sources of Energy'

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

'Energy for Prosperity' is the theme of 24th World Energy Congress.

2. 

The Paper Currency Act was enacted by British Government of India, in which year?

A. 1945
B. 1882
C. 1861
D. 1895

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

By Act 19 of 1861 the colonial government made note issue in India a government monopoly effective 1 March 1862. The Department of Issue of Paper Currency (which we will generally call by its more colloquial name, the Paper Currency Department4) was allowed to issue notes for 10 rupees and up.

3. 

Union Government has set a target of setting up 12,500 Ayush Health and Wellness Centres across the country. Out of 12,500, How many will set up in 2019?

A. 5000 Centres
B. 4000 Centres
C. 6610 Centres
D. 8200 Centres

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Union Government has set a target of setting up 12,500 Ayush Health and Wellness Centres across the country. Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy Minister Shripad Yesso Naik announced this during the inauguration of a Unani Medical Centre and Siddha Clinical Research Unit. Out of 12,500 Ayush Health and Wellness Centres, 4000 centres will be set up in 2019.

4. 

The National Conference on "Criminal Activities and Radicalization in Jails" was organized by;

A. BSF
B. CISF
C. CRPF
D. BPR&D

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) has recently organized the National Conference on "Criminal Activities and Radicalization in Jails : Vulnerability of Inmates and Jail Staff and their Protection" in New Delhi. The aim of the 2-day Conference is to provide a platform for the prison personnel of all ranks at the national level to share their candid views on various operational as well as administrative issues.

5. 

Which organisataion constitutes a committee to cease illegal groundwater extraction?

A. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
B. Central Pollution Control Board
C. National Green Tribunal
D. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The National Green Tribunal has constituted a committee to formulate steps to cease illegal groundwater extraction. The committee comprises joint secretaries of Ministry of Environment and Forests and Ministry of Water Resources, Central Ground Water Board, National Institute of Hydrology (Roorkee), National Remote Sensing Centre and Central Pollution Control Board. The committee aims to ensure that groundwater is not illegally extracted and to monitor manning and functioning of the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA).