Current Affairs - Miscellaneous

Exercise : Miscellaneous - Latest Current Affairs
  • Miscellaneous - Latest Current Affairs
16.
Which National Highway witnessed the inauguration of the first steel slag road, converting steel industry waste into a resource for construction?
NH-44 Delhi-Jaipur
NH-66 Mumbai-Goa
NH-30 Kolkata-Patna
NH-22 Chandigarh-Manali
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The maiden National Highway Steel Slag Road was inaugurated on NH-66 Mumbai-Goa. Developed by CSIR-CRRI, this innovation utilizes steel industry waste to contribute to the construction of eco-friendly and robust national highways, aligning with NHAI's efforts to enhance infrastructure sustainability.

17.
Where was 'Indus Food 2024' inaugurated by Union Minister Piyush Goyal?
Mumbai
Bengaluru
Ahmedabad
Noida
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Union Minister Piyush Goyal inaugurated 'Indus Food 2024' at India Exposition Mart, Greater Noida, highlighting the vibrant food industry of India and its global potential.

18.
Which institution collaborated with Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) for joint research projects, academic activities, and addressing scientific issues?
PGIMER Chandigarh
AIIMS Delhi
JIPMER Puducherry
NIMHANS Bengaluru
Answer: Option
Explanation:
AFMS and AIIMS Delhi signed an MOU for collaboration in research, academic activities, and addressing scientific issues, aiming to explore joint research projects and educational activities.

19.
Which country recently passed a bill prohibiting the consumption and sale of dog meat, ending a centuries-old practice?
China
Taiwan
Thailand
South Korea
Answer: Option
Explanation:
South Korea's parliament overwhelmingly approved a bill banning the consumption and sale of dog meat, with penalties of up to three years imprisonment for breeding and slaughtering dogs for human consumption and a maximum of two years for selling dog meat. This legislative milestone reflects changing attitudes toward animal welfare and a rise in pet ownership.

20.
Which organization celebrated its 77th Foundation Day on 6th January 2024, and is responsible for the harmonious development of standardization, marking, and quality certification activities in India?
Ministry of Quality Assurance
Food and Public Distribution
Bureau of Indian Standards
National Institute of Consumer Protection
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) marked its 77th Foundation Day on 6th January 2024. BIS, established under the BIS Act 2016, serves as the National Standard Body of India, headquartered in New Delhi, overseeing activities related to standardization, marking (including ISI mark), and quality certification of goods.