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51. 

Joint India- NDB workshop on Enhancing NDB's engagement awith the India private and public sector held in __________.

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

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Joint India- New Development Bank (NDB) workshop on Enhancing NDB's engagement with the India private and public sector was held for a day in New Delhi. It was co-organized by NDB and the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance of the Government of India. Priority areas of NDB financing comprises of transportation (metro, inter-city mobility), digital infrastructure, agriculture (irrigation, agricultural supply chain, storage) and social sector (education, healthcare, skilling).

52. 

Where did 2019 UNICEF South Asian Parliamentarian conference for Children held?

A. Colombo
B. Male
C. Paris
D. Geneva

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

In Sri Lanka, the UNICEF South Asian Parliamentarian conference on Children Right's Convention was held in Colombo from 2nd to 3rd September 2019. The conference gave the parliamentarians the opportunity to make fresh commitments to push the national agendas for the realization of child rights. The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most widely ratified human rights treaty. But, during the conference, the Pakistani delegates tried to raise the Kashmir issue which led to a sharp reaction from the Indian side. The Indian delegation consists of Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi and BJP MP Sanjay Jaiswal spoke in unison to counter Pakistan's claims.

53. 

The Mobile Science Exhibition (MSE) programme has been launched from which city?

A. Ranchi
B. New Delhi
C. Shimla
D. Leh

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Union Tourism and Culture Minister, Prahlad Singh Patel has recently flagged off the first Mobile Science Exhibition (MSE) at Leh Palace in Leh. For the first time, a national programme is being launched from Leh. The aim of the programme is to popularize Science and Technology (S&T) among students as well as the people. The MSE programme is specially designed in a bus so that it can reach the doorsteps of people. The bus will travel from school to school in rural areas and organize exhibitions throughout the year. Along with the exhibition, some other programmes like Sky Observation Programme through telescope, science film show, Science Demonstration Lectures etc will also be organized. The programme carries a number of interactive exhibits related to everyday science. Each specially designed bus contains 20 interactive exhibits. The Culture Ministry will launch 25 Mobile Science Exhibition buses across the country.

54. 

Which of the following has been named as India's 'Best Swachh Iconic Place' recently?

A. Golden Temple
B. Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine
C. Kedarnath Temple
D. Taj Mahal

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine of Jammu and Kashmir was named as India's 'Best Swachh Iconic Place'. President Ram Nath Kovind will be bestowing the award to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) on September 6, 2019 during the 'Swachh Mahotsav'.

55. 

The 4th South-Asian Speaker's Summit was recently held in which city?

A. Paris
B. Geneva
C. New Delhi
D. Male

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The 4th South-Asian Speaker's Summit was recently held in Male, Maldives. The summit was meant to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) but Pakistan tried to raise the issue of abrogation of Article 370 provisions on Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) despite not being part of the agenda. The Indian delegation in the summit was represented by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, Harivansh Narayan Singh. Though, India maintained that J&K is an internal matter. The summit adopted the Male Declaration & ignored Pakistan's concern on Kashmir.