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Exercise : National - Latest Current Affairs
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1.
Where did the Prime Minister inaugurate educational projects worth ₹13,375 crore including three IIMs, IITs, 20 Kendriya Vidyalayas, 13 Navodaya Vidyalayas, and AIIMS?
Mumbai
Delhi
Varanasi
Jammu
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Prime Minister inaugurated a diverse range of educational projects in Jammu, including the establishment of three IIMs, IITs, 20 Kendriya Vidyalayas, 13 Navodaya Vidyalayas, and an AIIMS. This significant investment of ₹13,375 crore reflects a substantial commitment to enhancing educational infrastructure and opportunities in the region, contributing to its overall development.

2.
What is the primary focus of the 'Sagar Aankalan' guidelines introduced by the Indian government?
Environmental Sustainability
Employment Generation
Port Efficiency
Trade Expansion
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The 'Sagar Aankalan' guidelines are designed to boost Port Efficiency across Indian ports. This initiative, led by Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, underscores the government's commitment to enhancing maritime infrastructure and competitiveness. By implementing these guidelines, the government aims to streamline port operations and drive economic growth through improved efficiency in port management.

3.
Which railway division plans to launch MEMU and DMU train services between Baramulla and Sangaldan?
Eastern Railway
Southern Railway
Northern Railway
Western Railway
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Northern Railway Firozpur division is set to introduce MEMU and DMU train services between Baramulla and Sangaldan stations, Jammu and Kashmir, to enhance regional connectivity and improve transportation infrastructure in the region.

4.
According to the Henley Passport Index 2024, how many countries offer visa-free access to Indian citizens?
120 countries
85 countries
62 countries
100 countries
Answer: Option
Explanation:
As per the Henley Passport Index 2024, Indian citizens enjoy visa-free access to 62 countries. Despite this increase, India slipped one rank to 85th place. This suggests that while India's diplomatic relations may have improved marginally, other nations might have enhanced their visa policies or diplomatic ties at a faster pace, impacting India's relative position on the index. Additionally, France secures the top spot on the index, offering its citizens visa-free access to 194 countries, highlighting its strong global influence and diplomatic relations.

5.
What is the objective of the MoU between the Department of Fisheries and ONDC?
Enhance fish production
Establish new fishing zones
Implement stricter fishing regulations
Improve fishermen’s direct market access
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Department of Fisheries and the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) aims to improve fishermen's direct market access in India's fisheries industry through digital commerce. This initiative seeks to unlock the digital commerce potential, benefiting fishermen by facilitating better market reach and opportunities.