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Current Affairs Quiz , 12 Sept 2018
- September 14, 2018
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1. Which among the following is the recently operationalized research reactor in Bhabha Atomc Research Centre, Trombay?
a. PURNIMA II
• “Apsara”, is the first research reactor in Asia which became operational in Trombay campus of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in August 1956. After providing more than five decades of dedicated service to the researchers, the reactor was shut down in 2009.
• Nearly sixty-two years after Apsara came into existence, a swimming pool type research reactor “Apsara-upgraded” (APSARA –U), of higher capacity was born at Trombay on 10th September 2018.The reactor, made indigenously, uses plate type dispersion fuel elements made of Low Enriched Uranium (LEU).
• Dr. Homi J. Bhabha is considered as the father of Indian Nuclear programme.
• KAMINI (Kalpakkam Mini reactor) is a research reactor at Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research.
• DHRUVA is India’s largest research reactor designed and developed by Mumbai’s Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, became critical in 1985.
• PURNIMA II was built, in 1984 at BARC, as a forerunner to KAMINI.
2. The Index of Industrial Production is released by which of the following?
a. Office of Economic Advisor
b. National Sample Survey Organisation
c. Central Statistics Office
d. Ministry of Commerce and Industry
• In India,the Index of Industrial Production (IIP)is a representative figure which measures the general level of Industrial activity in the country. Being an abstract number, it does not show volume of activity and only shows the magnitude which represents the status of production in the industrial sector for a given period of time as compared to a reference period of time.
• The First IIP was published in 1950 by Office of Economic Advisor, Ministry of Commerce with base year1937. The base year was later shifted from time to time. The current base year is 2011-2012.
• Currently IIP data is released every month by CSO (Central Statistical Office), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.
• The Eight Core Industries comprise nearly 40.27% of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP). These are Electricity, steel, refinery products, crude oil, coal, cement, natural gas and fertilisers.
3. The Archaeological Survey of India was formed in which of the following year?
• The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is the premier organization of pre-independence era that works for the archaeological researches and protection of the cultural heritage of the country.
• It regulates all archaeological activities as per the provisions of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act (AMSAR), 1958. It also regulates Antiquities and Art Treasure Act, 1972.
• It functions under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture.Headquarters: New Delhi. Established in 1861 by Alexander Cunningham.
• The Asiatic Society, which was founded by the British Indologist William Jones on 15 January 1784 in Calcutta.
4. Which of the following is considered as the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security?
a. World Food Programme
b. Food and Agricultural Organization
c. Indian Council of Food and Agriculture
d. Transparency International
• The World Food Programme (WFP) is the food-assistance branch of the United Nations.
• It is the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security. It works to help people who cannot produce or obtain enough food for themselves and their families.
• It was established in 1961 after the 1960 Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) Conference.
• It is headquartered in Rome (Italy) and has more than 80 country offices around the world. It provides food assistance to an average of 80 million people in 75 countries each year.
5. Which of the following is the nodal ministry for implementing the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Rural)?
a. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
b. Ministry of Rural Development
c. Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
d. Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change
• Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) (Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) or Clean India Mission) is a campaign in India that aims to clean up the streets, roads and infrastructure of India’s cities, smaller towns, and rural areas.
• The objectives of Swachh Bharat include eliminating open defecation through the construction of household-owned and community-owned toilets and establishing an accountable mechanism of monitoring toilet use.
• The mission contains two sub-missions: Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Gramin or rural), which operates under the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation; and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Urban), which operates under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.