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Exercise :: State - Latest Current Affairs

  • State - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Which state starts two-day Aadivasi Mahotsav recently?

A. Punjab
B. Rajasthan
C. Chhattisgarh
D. Gujarat

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The two-day Aadivasi Mahotsav is started in Chhattisgarh capital Raipur. The festival aimed at displaying the rich and diverse tribal traditions of the central state inaugurated by Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram and Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh. Tribal culture, literature and food festivals, tribal olympiad and hackathon will be held during the event.

2. 

Which state will provide broadband internet connection to all households in the state by December next year?

A. Tamil Nadu
B. Madhya Pradesh
C. Andra Pradesh
D. Telangana

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The Telangana government will provide broadband internet connection to all households in the state by December next year. With internet connection in every house, healthcare and education in rural areas will undergo revolutionary changes. Under the Digital Telangana project, fiber cables are being laid along water pipelines to ensure broadband internet connectivity to every household.

3. 

This state plans to offers cash rewards to local bodies to go plastic-free.

A. Goa
B. Tamil Nadu
C. Kerala
D. Maharashtra

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Maharashtra State government has decided to offer cash rewards to gram panchayats and urban local bodies for making their respective areas plastic-free. It has placed a state-wide ban on plastic bags below 50 microns. However, the ban has not been effectively implemented. Under the cash award scheme, three villages from one revenue division each will be selected. First prize will be Rs 5 lakh. This scheme will encourage the involvement of local bodies and general masses for effective implementation of the plastic ban.

4. 

This state raises the minimum liquor drinking age from 21 to 23 recently.

A. Tamil Nadu
B. Pondicherry
C. Goa
D. Kerala

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The Kerala government lead by the Left Democratic Front (LDF) has decided to raise the legal drinking age from 21 to 23 years. The State Cabinet in a meeting decided to introduce a new ordinance raising the minimum age for liquor consumption from 21 to 23. The Ordinance will amend the Abkari Act. The previous UDF regime had adopted a policy in favour of prohibition by shutting down bars and closing doors on state-run liquor vending outlets.

5. 

Which state has signed a MoU with IT giant Hewlett Packard to provide tele-medicine facilities in the remote areas of the state?

A. Uttarakhand
B. Punjab
C. Uttar Pradesh
D. Rajasthan

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Uttarakhand government has signed an MoU with IT giant Hewlett Packard to provide tele-medicine facilities in the remote areas of the state. The company will create tele-medicine facilities at four Community Health Centres under the MoU signed in the presence of Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat. The MoU is part of the state government's ongoing efforts to boost health facilities in the hills.