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Exercise :: State - Latest Current Affairs

  • State - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Name the state, which launched a pilot project named 'Medicine from the Sky' recently.

A. Karnataka
B. Tamil Nadu
C. Kerala
D. Telangana

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The innovative pilot project - Medicine from the Sky - will be launched by the Telangana government and the World Economic Forum (WEF)'s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network. The aim of the pilot project is to deliver emergency medical supplies such as blood, vaccines, medical samples and organs via drones. The project will run in partnership with the state government and HealthNet Global Limited. It will help facilitate decision-making in healthcare supply chains, focus on last-mile deliveries and address issues that affect the medical distribution system.

2. 

BSE and this state signs a pacts to encourage and support state's micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to raise capital.

A. West Bengal
B. Haryana
C. Andra Pradesh
D. Jharkhand

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

BSE has inked a pact with Haryana government to encourage and support state's micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to raise capital. The Government of Haryana and BSE intend to facilitate SMEs in raising funds through BSE's dedicated platform for SME's "BSE SME" where small companies can list and raise productive capital, gain visibility and credibility vis-a-vis large corporates.

3. 

Cabinet approves 2,880MW hydel project for which of the following state?

A. Assam
B. Punjab
C. Arunachal Pradesh
D. Tamil Nadu

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affair gave the approval to the 2,880 megawatts Dibang hydropower project in Arunachal Pradesh, approving a Rs 1,600 crore pre-investment and clearance expenditure for the Rs 28,080.35 crore strategic project. The Dibang river is a tributary river of the Brahmaputra that originated and flows through the Mishmi Hills & northeast India from the state of Arunachal Pradesh.

4. 

Which state has become the first Indian state to get fund through World Bank's climate resilience program?

A. TamilNadu
B. Kerala
C. Andra Pradesh
D. Haryana

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Under climate resilience program, the World Bank has recently approved $250 million aid to Kerala for its Resilient Kerala Programme (RKP) to brace against natural disasters. Hence, Kerala has become the first Indian state to get this fund to enhance the state's resilience against the impacts of natural disasters and climate change. The Resilient Kerala Program (RKP) will focus on strengthening the state's institutional and financial capacity to protect the assets and livelihoods of poor and vulnerable groups through an inclusive and participatory approach. The new program is part of the Government of India(GoI)'s support to Kerala's 'Rebuild Kerala Development Programme' aimed at building a green and resilient Kerala.

5. 

The CCEA recently approved the 2800 Megawatt Dibang Multipurpose Project in which state?

A. Assam
B. Meghalaya
C. Arunachal Pradesh
D. West Bengal

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) recently approved the Dibang Multipurpose Project in Arunachal Pradesh. The project will be implemented at the cost of Rs 1600 crore and will have the capacity of 2880 Megawatt.