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  • Miscellaneous - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

This organisation has hiked the Third Party (TP) motor insurance premium for small and medium private cars by 12-12.5% for 2019-20.

A. SEBI
B. IRDAI
C. RBI
D. PFRDA

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) hiked the Third Party (TP) motor insurance premium for small and medium private cars by 12-12.5% for 2019-20. The rates are applicable from June 16, 2019. TP premium for two-wheelers and heavy vehicles was also increased. These powers which are provided to IRDAI are mentioned under Section 14 (B) (i) of the IRDA Act, 1999. Two-wheelers with engine capacities between 150cc and 350cc witnessed the highest percentage increase at 21.11%. Rates were increased from Rs 985 to Rs 1,193. For two-wheelers between 75 cc and 150 cc, it hiked TP rate by 4.44% to Rs 752. There was a hike of 12% in private cars below 1000 cc engine to Rs 2,072 and 12.50% increase to Rs 3,221 for cars with an engine capacity of 1000-1500 cc.

2. 

Mann Ki Baat Indian radio programme will be resumed from;

A. Aug 1 2019
B. Aug 15 2019
C. June 30 2019
D. July 26 2019

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Mann Ki Baat Indian radio programme hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which he addresses the people of the nation on All India Radio, DD National and DD News. Mann Ki Baat is to resume on June 30. The programme aims to deliver the Prime Minister's voice to the general masses of India. It also aims to spread joy, positivity and celebrate the strength of 130 crore Indians. People can share their questions on the NaMo App Open Forum. People can dial the toll-free number 1800-11-7800 to record the messages. This will be the first Mann ki Baat episode after Modi assumed office for the second time. The first episode of the second season will be broadcasted on All India Radio, on June 30. The final episode of the last season was aired on February 24 and the program was later discontinued during the Lok Sabha elections. It was originally released on 3 October 2014.

3. 

Which of the following department has partnered with Cisco & Accenture for skilling programme?

A. National Skill Training Institute
B. NIMI
C. Government Industrial Training Institute
D. DGT

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Directorate General of Training (DGT) joined hands with IT networking major Cisco and global consulting firm Accenture to skill youngsters for the digital economy. Quest Alliance employability skilling programme will equip students enrolled in Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) across India over the next two years. Nearly 15 lakh students across all ITIs can access the digital learning module from Bharat Skills portal. ITI ecosystem one of the outcome-based networks for skill development. It is a step further in enabling and empowering our industrial institutes with the latest in digital skilling. The MoU was signed in the presence of Krishnan, DGT's Director General Rajesh Aggarwal, Harish Krishnan, Managing Director for Public Affairs and Strategic Engagements at Cisco India and SAARC, Kshitija Krishnaswamy.

4. 

Which of the following agency is set to be formed to develop weapon systems and to enhance the capability of armed forces for space wars?

A. Defence Research Agency (DRA)
B. Defence Space Research and Development Agency (DSRDA)
C. Defence Space Agency (DSA)
D. Defence Space Research Agency (DSRA)

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved to set up the Defence Space Research Agency (DSRA), a new agency which will develop sophisticated weapon systems and technologies. It will enhance the capabilities of the armed forces to fight wars in space. The agency will consist of a team of scientists. They will work in close coordination with the tri-services integrated defence staff officers.It will provide research and development support to Defence Space Agency (DSA).

5. 

This institute launched a training programme to help Rural Poor Farm Holds adapt to Climate Change and sustain their livelihoods.

A. NIN
B. CSIR
C. NIRDPR
D. ICAR

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) launched a training programme. It is of Sustainable Livelihoods and Adaptation to Climate Change (SLACC) to help Rural Poor Farm Holds adapt to Climate Change and sustain their livelihoods. Total 638 drought and flood-prone villages of MP and Bihar are being covered on pilot basis under this first of its kind initiative.