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Exercise :: State - Latest Current Affairs

  • State - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Which of the following states is set to develop biggest zinc smelter in India?

A. Maharashtra
B. Gujarat
C. Rajasthan
D. None of the above

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Gujarat government will be developing the biggest zinc smelter of the world in Dosawada, Tapi district, Gujarat. The state government and Vedanta group's Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard.

2. 

Which State Government has launched Mission Shakti?

A. Maharashtra
B. Uttrakhand
C. Uttar Pradesh
D. Kerala

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Uttar Pradesh government launched a 6-month long women empowerment programme 'Mission Shakti' on October 17, 2020. The initiative was launched in order to raise awareness and tackle crime against women in the state.

3. 

Hindustan Zinc Limited and which state government signed pact to set up zinc smelter plant?

A. Haryana
B. Punjab
C. Gujarat
D. Goa

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Vedanta Group firm Hindustan Zinc Ltd (HZL) on Wednesday said it has signed a pact with Gujarat government to set up a greenfield zinc smelter in the state. The project will entail an investment of up to Rs 10,000 crore. Spread over 415 acres, the facility will entail an investment of Rs 5000- 10,000 crore in phases, creating more than 5,000 direct and indirect jobs and will be operational by 2022, HZL said in a statement.

4. 

Which state Cabinet approved Dr BR Ambedkar SC Post Matric Scholarship Scheme?

A. Punjab
B. Haryana
C. Uttarakhand
D. Maharashtra

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the decks for the State Government to launch its own SC Post Matric Scholarship Scheme in place of the Centre's defunct scheme, in order to facilitate SC students to pursue higher education in government and private institutions, with Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh also announcing increase in income criteria from earlier Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 4 lakh to accommodate more students.

5. 

Which state/UT government launched 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off' initiative?

A. Uttar Pradesh
B. Madhya Pradesh
C. Delhi
D. Puducherry

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

In a bid to tackle air pollution in the national capital, Delhi government on Thursday launched 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off' initiative. The initiative part of 'Yuddh, Pradushan Ke Viruddh' campaign promotes switching off the engine of the vehicles while waiting at the red signals.