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  • Miscellaneous - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

To commemorate the 140th anniversary, "The Hindu Groups" has launched _________.

A. The Hindu e-collectible Online
B. The Hindu Lounge Online
C. The Hindu Source and articles online
D. The Hindu e-books Online

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

To commemorate the 140th anniversary of The Hindu Group's, the Hindu Lounge has launched its online store, The Hindu Lounge Online. The Hindu Lounge online offers a wide range of collectibles. It has been operating a store at the Express Avenue mall in Chennai. The merchandise available for sale are broadly classified into four categories: the Madras Edition, personalised collection, restored collection and handmade collection. In an effort to engage with the readers more, an online shopping portal, https://lounge.thehindu.com has been launched.

2. 

The monthly newsletter launched by Union Ministry of Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises recently is;

A. MSME Alert
B. MSME Insider
C. MSME News
D. MSME Circular

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Giriraj Singh, launched MSME Insider - a monthly e-newsletter of the Ministry. The e-newsletter would be distributed to about 50 lakh MSMEs registered on the Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum Portal. It will act as a bridge between the Ministry and MSME units and stakeholders. It will also help in creating the awareness about the schemes and propagate the agenda of the ministry.

3. 

Name the new portal launched by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, that will have information on budget, expenditure and Bill Payment position?

A. My Budget
B. Make Budget
C. Budget Dashboard
D. Budget Map

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched a new web portal 'Budget Dashboard', incorporating features of Ministry of AYUSH and Department of Health Research. It will have information on budget, expenditure and Bill Payment position. It consists the Details of Budget and expenditure, Details of flagship schemes, Central sector expenditure, North East, SC/ST, Centrally Sponsored Schemes, etc. A Unique feature of Bill Position for All India Pay & Accounts Offices (PAOs), and SMS facility of information on demand and SMS alerts for shortfall in expenditure.

4. 

Which ministry launched India's first-ever online and centralised National Database on Sexual Offenders (NDSO)?

A. Ministry of Home Affairs
B. Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
C. Ministry of Women and Child Development
D. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

India's first-ever online and centralised National Database on Sexual Offenders (NDSO) has been launched by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on September 20, 2018. With this, India will become the 9th country in the world to maintain such a database. The database will have a record of the name, photographs, address, fingerprint and other details of convicted sexual offenders. It has information about 4.5 lakh sexual offenders. It is an initiative under the National Mission for Safety of Women. The database will be maintained by the National Crime Records Bureau under the Ministry of Home Affairs. The database will be made available to law enforcement agencies for various purposes including investigation and employee verification.

5. 

Which airport to be renamed after noted freedom fighter Veer Surendra Sai?

A. Jharsuguda airport
B. Rajiv Gandhi Airport
C. Chennai International Airport
D. Thiruvananthapuram International Airport

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Odisha Assembly has recently passed a unanimous resolution to name the newly-built Jharsuguda airport after noted freedom fighter Veer Surendra Sai. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the airport on 22 September 2018. Earlier, in July 2018, the Centre had asked the State government naming of the airport is to be considered only after a resolution passed in the Odisha assembly. Jharsuguda airport will be the 2nd operational airport in Odisha after Biju Patnaik International airport in Bhubaneswar. Veer Surendra Sai, who was born on January 1809 in Sambalpur district of the State, had sacrificed his life fighting against British East India company. He and his associates resisted the British and successfully protected most parts of Western Odisha region for some time from the British rule. Many of them were hanged by the British & a few died in the Cellular Jail in the Andamans.