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Exercise :: Miscellaneous - Latest Current Affairs

  • Miscellaneous - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

For how many states, the Union Cabinet approved six rail projects for new lines as well as doubling and electrification of tracks?

A. 8
B. 6
C. 4
D. 12

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Union Cabinet approved six rail projects in 4 states for new lines as well as doubling and electrification of tracks. Esitamted cost for executing all these projects is Rs 11661. As per Indian Railways, these projects would generate more than 200 lakh person days of employment in Uttar Pradesh and three other states. Projects that have been approved include doubling and electrification projects of 425 km-long Jhansi-Manikpur and Bhimsen-Khairar lines covering districts of Jhansi, Mahoba, Banda, Chitrakut Dham in Uttar Pradesh and Chhatarpur in Madhya Pradesh. Doubling with electrification of the 116.95 km-long Bhatni-Aurnihar line covering the districts of Deoria, Ballia, Mau and Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh has also been approved.

2. 

The Union cabinet has approved Rs. __________ cr for the creation of National Urban Housing Fund (NUHF).

A. 28,000
B. 45,000
C. 50,000
D. 60,000

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The Union Cabinet has approved the creation of National Urban Housing Fund (NUHF) with Rs 60,000 crore in its kitty. The fund will be situated in Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The Ministry has so far sanctioned 39.4 lakh houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban).

3. 

Which city becomes fully Women Operated Station?

A. Jaipur
B. Chandigarh
C. Bhopal
D. Pune

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Gandhi Nagar railway station in Jaipur, Rajasthan became railway station to be fully-managed by women. Gandhi Nagar is an important railway station in Jaipur situated on the Jaipur-Delhi rail route. The station has a footfall of more than 7,000 passengers every day. There are 40 women staff at the station beside women personnel of the railway protection force have been deployed at the station.

4. 

Which city to Impose Carbon Tax From 2019?

A. Singapore
B. Chennai
C. New York
D. France

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Singapore will impose a 'carbon tax' from 2019 to cut its greenhouse gas emissions and make companies more competitive as global agreements on climate change take effect. Finance minister Heng Swee Keat stated that the tax would be levied on all facilities producing 25,000 tonnes or more of greenhouse gas emissions a year. The tax, to be applied to all sectors, will be Sg$5.0 ($3.8) per tonne of greenhouse gas emissions from 2019 to 2023.

5. 

Which committee has been constituted by the Union Government to study Brahmaputra and flood control measures in Assam?

A. Rajiv Kumar committee
B. Prithvi Gupta committee
C. Nishal Jain committee
D. Kirti Kumar committee

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Union Government has constituted a committee headed by Rajiv Kumar, the Vice Chairman of the NITI Aayog, to study the Brahmaputra and flood control measures in Assam and neighboring states .