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Exercise :: State - Latest Current Affairs

  • State - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

The Centre issued Drought Advisory to how many states?

A. 12
B. 8
C. 4
D. 6

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Recently, centre has issued a "drought advisory" to six states named Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu due to water storage in dams dropped to a "critical level". Centre has asked these 6 six states to use water judiciously. Central Water Commission (CWC) always issues drought advisory whenever the water level in reservoirs is 20 percent less than the average of live water storage figures of the past 10 years. According to figures released by CWC, the total water storage available was 35.99 billion cubic metres, which is 22 percent of the total storage capacity of these reservoirs.

2. 

National Cadet Corps girls team from which state was flagged off to Mt Tenchenkhang, recently?

A. Arunachal Pradesh
B. Sikkim
C. Assam
D. Nagaland

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

National Cadet Corps girls mountaineering expedition team of 20 from Sikkim was flagged off to Mt Tenchenkhang, situated in Western Sikkim. This is the first girls expedition team ever since 1970. This expedition was flagged off by Additional Director General Major General Sanjay Gupta in New Delhi. The expedition team is led by Lt Col Madhab Boro. It constitutes 3 officers (including Medical Officer), 17 Permanent Instructional staff and 20 NCC Girl Cadets from All India NCC directorates.

3. 

Which state's 26 reservoirs have hit 'zero water' storage level?

A. Karnataka
B. Maharashtra
C. West Bengal
D. Telangana

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The statistics revealed by the Water Conservation department of Maharashtra reveals that 26 reservoirs in the state hit zero water storage level on May 18, 2019. The dams that have zero storage at the moment include Paithan, Manjara, Majalgaon, Yeldari, Siddeshwar, Lower Terna, Sina Kolegaon and Lower Dhudna in Aurangabad division.

4. 

Which state Government to revamp 'Ujala Clinics' for adolescents?

A. Haryana
B. Rajasthan
C. Odisha
D. Maharashtra

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Rajasthan Government set to revamp 'Ujala Clinics' for adolescents. It will appoint peer educators and shadow educators for counseling the youngsters in order to ensure coordination with other medical and health schemes. Ujjala Clinics function under Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram(RKSK) in 10 districts of the state. They are established at district hospitals, community health centers and selected primary health centers in Udaipur, Rajsamand, Banswara, Dungarpur, Jaisalmer, Barmer, Jalore, Bundi, Karauli and Dholpur districts. Adolescent health strategy is aimed at reducing malnutrition and anemia.

5. 

The Cabinet of this state decides to provides approval for the promulgation of ordinance on Maratha quota.

A. Uttar Pradesh
B. Andra Pradesh
C. Rajasthan
D. Maharashtra

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Maharashtra Cabinet approved to circulate an ordinance to amend the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Reservation Act, 2018, and also approved to recompense the fees to the general category-students, who will be affected after the promulgation of the ordinance. Previously the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court did not grant 16% reservation to the Maratha community students for admissions to post-graduate (PG) medical courses and dental courses because the admission process had begun much earlier. The Supreme Court had upheld the high court's decision. The Maratha students welcomed the Devendra Fadnavis government's decision to amend the Act.