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Exercise : National - Latest Current Affairs
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1.
Who is leading the Indian delegation to the 10th BRICS Parliamentary Forum in St. Petersburg?
Nikhil Choudhary
Mahendrasinh Chauhan
Harin Pathak
Om Birla
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Om Birla, the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, is leading the Indian delegation to the 10th BRICS Parliamentary Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia. The forum focuses on the role of parliaments in advancing global development and security through multilateral cooperation. Birla's leadership underscores India's commitment to parliamentary diplomacy and its active participation in international forums aimed at fostering equitable global development and enhancing global security measures.

2.
In which year were the original Haj Committee Rules, now amended, established?
2002
2010
2015
2020
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The original Haj Committee Rules, which have now been amended by the Haj Committee (Amendment) Rules, 2024, were established in 2002. This amendment reflects the administrative shift from the Ministry of External Affairs to the Ministry of Minority Affairs. According to the new rules, officers from the ministries of external affairs, home affairs, finance, and civil aviation will be nominated as ex-officio members of the Haj Committee. This inclusion ensures a comprehensive approach to managing the committee's activities.

3.
What is the primary objective of the Digital Bharat Nidhi (DBN) initiative introduced by the Department of Telecommunications?
Promoting telecom services in urban areas
Increasing telecom connectivity in rural areas
Enhancing digital literacy among youth
Supporting international telecom partnerships
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Digital Bharat Nidhi (DBN) initiative aims to increase telecom connectivity in rural areas, replacing the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF). It focuses on promoting telecommunication services in underserved rural, remote, and urban areas, funding research, supporting pilot projects, and introducing new telecom services and technologies. This initiative underscores the government's commitment to bridging the digital divide by targeting underserved groups and enhancing connectivity across India's diverse geographic regions.

4.
Which company has launched the 'Ghar Ghar Solar' initiative in Uttar Pradesh?
Adani Green Energy
Reliance Industries
Suzlon Energy
Tata Power
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Tata Power has launched the 'Ghar Ghar Solar' initiative in Uttar Pradesh, starting from Varanasi, to promote rooftop solar solutions among residents. This initiative offers substantial subsidies, state-of-the-art technology, and financial savings on electricity bills, aiming to drive widespread adoption of clean energy and support sustainable development goals in the region.

5.
In India, up to what age are working children classified as child labour?
Up to 16 years
Up to 12 years
Up to 14 years
Up to 18 years
Answer: Option
Explanation:
In India, children up to 14 years of age are considered child labour according to regulations aimed at protecting their rights and ensuring their welfare. The declaration of Jharkhand's mica mines as 'child labour-free' by NCPCR underscores efforts to eliminate underage labour from hazardous industries like mining, where children were historically involved in collecting mica.