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Exercise :: Places - Latest Current Affairs

  • Places - Latest Current Affairs
16. 

Central Board of Direct Tax has set up National e-Assessment Centre (NeAC) in __________.

A. Kolkata
B. Mumbai
C. Delhi
D. Bengaluru

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Central Board of Direct Tax(CBDT) has newly set up National e-Assessment Centre (NeAC) in Delhi. The initiative is a part of government efforts to reduce human discretion in assessments and scrutiny, which in turn will eliminate possibilities of corruption, by leveraging new technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, video conferencing, telecommunication application software and mobile applications. CBDT has also appointed 1984 batch Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer Krishna Mohan Prasad as the first Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax of NeAC.

17. 

The 16th Session of the Joint Economic Commission (JEC) between India and Belgium Luxembourg Economic Union (BLEU) was held in __________.

A. Patana
B. Hyderabad
C. New Delhi
D. Chennai

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The 16th Session of the Joint Economic Commission (JEC) between India and Belgium Luxembourg Economic Union (BLEU) was held in New Delhi. The Joint Economic Commission between India and Belgium Luxembourg Economic Union (India-BLEU) was established in 1997 and is the main vehicle for discussing bilateral economic and commercial issues. The importance of JEC between India and BLEU was reiterated & both sides negotiate cooperation on a wide range of issues of mutual interest, such as, transportation and logistics, renewable energy, aerospace and satellites, audio and visual industry, agro and food processing industry, life sciences, ICT(Information and communications technology), traditional medicine, Ayurveda and yoga, and tourism.

18. 

Where was the first International Conference on Sustainability Education(ICSE) 2019 held?

A. Beijing, China
B. Geneva, Switzerland
C. New Delhi, India
D. Washington, U.S

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The first International Conference on Sustainability Education (ICSE) 2019 was held at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. It was jointly organised by Mobius Foundation, the Climate Reality Project, India in partnership with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) New Delhi office.

19. 

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) inagurated India's first National Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Hub in __________.

A. New Delhi
B. Hyderabad
C. Kolkata
D. Mumbai

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) inaugurated India's first National Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Hub in Kolkata, West Bengal. It was developed by ICMR in association with the United States (US) Department of Health and Human Services. ICMR director-general Balram Bhargava, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) director Shanta Dutta and US ambassador to India Kenneth I Juster were among the dignitaries present at the inaugural ceremony.

20. 

Asia's first environment school named "World Environment School (WESc)" will be set up in which of the following city?

A. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
B. Coorg, Karnataka
C. New Delhi, Delhi
D. Pune, Mumbai

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Asia's first environment school named World Environment School, Coorg (WESc) was launched on the occasion. It is set up in Coorg, Karnataka.It will be operational from 2021 for grade 6 to 12 students and educate the next generation of environmental leaders.