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Exercise :: State - Latest Current Affairs

  • State - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani inaugurated Muga silk seed production centre in which state?

A. Meghalaya
B. Tamil Nadu
C. Andra Pradesh
D. Uttarkhand

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani, launched four projects in North East for the development of silk sector through video conference in New Delhi. Smriti Zubin Irani inaugurated Muga silk seed production centre in Tura, Meghalaya, silk printing and processing unit in Agartala, Tripura, Eri spun silk mill in Sangaipat, Imphal and development of sericulture in Mamit, Mizoram. The Minister also inaugurated new office building of Weavers Service Centres (WSC) in Indore, Madhya Pradesh and Kannur, Kerala. Muga Silkworm Seed Production Centre (SSPC), Tura, Meghalaya is one of the projects taken up directly by Centre Silk Board(CSB) for implementation under Integrated Sericulture Development Project (ISDP) of NERTPS for creation of seed infrastructure units in NE States.

2. 

The Finane Minister of this state presented the Rs 1,58,493 crore state budget for FY 2019-20.

A. Bihar
B. Punjab
C. Assam
D. Rajasthan

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Punjab State budget of Rs. 48,663.90 crore was presented by Finance Minister Prakash Pant who described it as a balanced budget by prioritising education, health, agriculture, employment generation in rural areas, infrastructure, housing and urban development. It is said to be a surplus budget with the total expenditure for the Financial Year 2019-20 standing around 48,663.90 crore and total earnings for the period around Rs 48,679.43 crore. Interest-free loans of up to Rs 1 lakh shall be provided to poor and small farmers. Interest-free loans amounting to Rs 5 lakh shall be given to self-help groups involved in agro-related activities. Rs 1,341 crore have been allocated to agriculture and horticulture in the budget while Rs 3,141.34 crore have been allocated to rural development and Panchayati Raj department. Rs 2,545.40 crore have been allocated for medical health, family welfare and medical education while Rs 1,073 crore for the education sector.

3. 

Third Indian entry NGO Yuwa won the Laureus Sports for Good Award. This belongs to the state of;

A. Rajasthan
B. Jharkhand
C. Manipur
D. Punjab

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Jharkhand based NGO Yuwa won the Laureus Sports for Good Award. Yuwa works for girl empowerment and became the third Indian entry to receive this honour. Yuwa prepares girls to break the cycle of poverty permanently. The program has used team sports and education to build character, confidence and courage among girls. Yuwa was founded in 2009 by Americans Franz Gastler and Rose Thomson. It runs a football program in rural Jharkhand with 450 girls. In 2004, Indian Cricket team and Pakistan counterpart shared Laureus Award for the first time and recently by Magic Bus in 2014.

4. 

What are the two new districts of Telangana, which started functioning from February 17, 2019?

A. Narayanpet and Mulugu
B. Kamareddy and Narayanpet
C. Mulugu and Nirmal
D. Kamareddy and Siddipet

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The new districts - Narayanpet and Mulugu started functioning from February 17, 2019. Now, the number of districts in the Telangana rose to 33. Narayanpet has been carved out of Mahbubnagar district and Mulugu from Jayashankar Bhupalpally. Telangana had 10 districts when it came into being as India's 29th state on June 2, 2014, after it was carved out of Andhra Pradesh.

5. 

Which state passed the Official Language (Amendment) Bill 2019 to make Sanskrit the second official language in the state?

A. Rajasthan
B. Madhya Pradesh
C. Karnataka
D. Himachal Pradesh

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The Himachal Pradesh Assembly passed the Official Language (Amendment) Bill 2019 to make Sanskrit the second official language in the state. The bill was introduced in the Assembly by Irrigation and Public Health Minister Mahender Singh. Once given assent by the Governor, it will amend the Himachal Pradesh Official language Act, 1975. Now, Hindi is the official language of Himachal Pradesh. The Assembly also renamed Himachal Pradesh University of Health Sciences after former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.