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Exercise :: National - Latest Current Affairs

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1. 

Which country is host to the World chef's congress 2018?

A. Brazil
B. Germany
C. China
D. India

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The first edition of the World Heritage Cuisine Summit and food festival will be held at the Qila Gobindgarh in Amritsar, Punjab from October 12-14. It will be organise by the World Cultural Culinary Heritage Committee, under the aegis of the World Association of Chefs' Societies (World Chefs). The summit, hosted by the Indian Federation of Culinary Associations, will celebrate traditional cuisine with live demonstrations, food tasting, presentations, panel discussions, master classes by chefs from around the world in the holy city. It will focus on inculcating appreciation for food culture and traditions, good food habits and sustainable practices.

2. 

India ranks __________ On Family-Owned Business List as per the report published by the Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI).

A. 3
B. 4
C. 5
D. 8

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

India ranks third globally in terms of number of family-owned businesses with 111 companies having a total market capitalisation of $839 billion. India closely follows China with 159 firms and the US with 121 firms,according to the 'Credit Suisse Family 1000 in 2018' study, published by the Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI).

3. 

The Delhi government has signed a "Friendship and Cooperation Agreement" with which city to share expertise on 12 fields?

A. Seoul
B. Paris
C. Geneva
D. Berlin

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Delhi government has signed a "Friendship and Cooperation Agreement" with the Seoul Metropolitan Government under which the two cities would exchange expertise for betterment in 12 fields including environment, transport, tourism, solid waste management and public health. As per the MoU, the Delhi government will solicit support of its Urban Development Department and other departments for implementing all the relevant aspects of the agreement. It also requires the Delhi government to set up and operationalise a 'Twinning Cell' at the Urban Development Department and a committee to support the cell. Besides, it will support activity related workshops, conduct community participation activities, and maintain documentation. The 'Twinning Agreement' will remain in force till three years from September 14, 2018, and it could be amended by written agreement between the two parties.

4. 

NABARD has approved Rs 65,634.93 crore loan amount for how many projects?

A. 50
B. 65
C. 72
D. 93

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has approved Rs 65,634.93 crore loan so far to 93 prioritised irrigation projects under the government's flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY). The NABARD is funding the central and state share of 99 prioritised irrigation projects under the PMKSY through long term irrigation fund (LTIF). It is mandated to provide Rs 70,000 crore loan to these projects to be completed by 2019.

5. 

As per the survey of Kronos Incorporated, Which country is the world's most hardest working country?

A. France
B. India
C. Canada
D. Germany

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

As per culture study survey by US-based multi-national workforce management firm Kronos Incorporated, India leads the way as the world's hardest working country with 69% of full-time employees are happy with 5-day workweek. Indians stated that they would work five days a week even if they had the option to work fewer days for the same pay. Mexico was the 2nd-highest at 43% of workers, followed by the US at 27%. The study found workers in the United Kingdom, France and Australia were least content with the standard five-day workweek. According to a survey If pay remained constant, one-third of global workers felt their ideal workweek would last four days (34%), while 20% said they would work 3 days a week. For this study, the survey was carried out amongst 2, 700 full and part-time employees living in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Mexico, the UK and the US. It was conducted by Future Workplace on behalf of Kronos Incorporated between July 31 to August 9, 2018.