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Exercise :: Politics - Latest Current Affairs

  • Politics - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Who is selected as the 14th President of India?

A. Ram Nath Kovind
B. Suresh Kumar
C. Rajesh kumar
D. Meira kumar

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate and former Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind will be India's 14th President of the country. He defeated opposition's Meira Kumar, a former Lok Sabha speaker, winning more than 65 percent of the votes in the Electoral College. A total of 32 polling stations including the one in Parliament House was set up in various states and a total number of 4,896 electors, 4,120 MLAs and 776 elected MPs are eligible to cast their ballot.

2. 

Which ministry launched the Talent Hunt for artists and give them a platform to showcase their talent on the national stage?

A. Minister of Environment and climate change
B. Ministry of culture and tourism
C. Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
D. Ministry of Labour and Employment

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Minister of culture and tourism Mahesh Sharma launched the National Mission on Cultural Mapping of India in the city. Under the mission, the government will hold a "talent hunt" for artists of various genres and give them a platform to showcase their talent on the national stage. The artists can register themselves on the cultural mapping portal, after which they will be given a unique ID.

3. 

Who approves 20 lakh houses for urban poor approved under PM Awas Yojna recently?

A. Shri Venkaiah Naidu
B. Shri Arun Jaitley
C. Shri Naveen Patnaik
D. Shri Suresh Menon

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu approved the construction of over 20 lakh affordable houses for urban poor in 4,720 cities and towns under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna. The goal of ensuring housing for all by 2020 as a "challenging task" and expected the political and administrative leaderships in the State Governments.

4. 

This ministry launched the Mission Retro-Fitment recently.

A. Ministry of Railways
B. Ministry of Rural Development
C. Ministry of Consumer Affairs
D. Ministry of External Affair

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu launched Mission Retro-Fitment to enhance the passenger experience by upgrading the existing fleet of coaches.It is an ambitious program to upgrade the level of furnishing & amenities in the coaches of Indian Railways. The largest retro fitment projects in the world as Indian Railways 40,000 coaches will be refurbished and retrofitted in the next five years.

5. 

Which ministry bans the cattle slaughter Across India?

A. Ministry of Environment
B. Ministry of Civil Aviation
C. Ministry of Human Resource Development
D. Ministry of agriculture and Farmer welfare

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Environment Ministry banned cattle slaughter and introduced restrictions on the sale of cattle to prevent their killing. Animal markets cannot be set up within 50 km of an international border and 25 km from a state border. All animal markets have to run with the approval of district animal market committee to be headed by a magistrate. A gazette notification, titled Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017 by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change states that no one can bring cattle to an animal.