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Current Affairs Quiz , 15 Sept 2018
- September 18, 2018
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Quizes
1. The Chiller Star Labelling Program which was in news recently is implemented by which of the following body?
a. The Energy and Resources Institute
b. Bureau of Indian Standards
c. International Organization for Standardization
d. Bureau of Energy Efficiency
• The Chiller Star Labelling Program has been formulated by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).
• The program envisages providing star rating in terms of its energy performance.
• Chillers are used extensively for space conditioning of buildings and for industrial process cooling applications. Chillers, being energy intensive system, contribute more than 40 percent of the total energy consumption in commercial buildings.
• The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) is under the Ministry of Power. Formed on 1st March 2002, it was constituted by Energy Conservation Act, 2001.
2. Which of the following country shares border with the Mediterranean Sea?
• Vice President Venkaiah Naidu embarked on his three-nation visit. During the seven-day trip, the Vice President will be visiting Serbia, Malta and Romania
• Malta officially known as the Republic of Malta, is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea.
• Bulgaria and Romania shares border with the Black Sea.
• Serbia is a landlocked country.
3. Which of the following day is celebrated as the International Day of Democracy?
a. September 1
b. September 10
c. September 15
d. September 30
• In 2007 the United Nations General Assembly resolved to observe 15 September as the International Day of Democracy—with the purpose of promoting and upholding the principles of democracy—and invited all member states and organizations to commemorate the day in an appropriate manner that contributes to raising public awareness.
• The theme of 2018 is ‘Democracy under Strain: Solutions for a Changing World’. This year’s International Day of Democracy is an opportunity to look for ways to invigorate democracy and seek answers to the systemic challenges it faces.
4. Engineers’ Day is celebrated on 15th September every year as a tribute to which of the following personality?
a. Laurie Baker
b. M Visvesvarayya
c. E Sreedharan
d. Edwin Lutyens
• Engineers’ Day is celebrated on 15th September every year in India commemorating the birthday of one of the greatest engineers in India, Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya.
• Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya was an Indian engineer, scholar, statesman and the Diwan of Mysore from 1912 to 1918.
• He is a recipient of the Indian’s highest honour, the Bharat Ratna (1955).
• The British architect Edwin Lutyens (1869–1944), was responsible for much of the architectural design and building, including New Delhi and the Rashtrapathi Bhavan, when India was part of the British Empire in the 1920s and 1930s and 1940s.
• Lawrence Wilfred “Laurie” Baker was a British-born Indian architect, renowned for his initiatives in cost-effective energy-efficient architecture and designs that maximized space, ventilation and light and maintained an uncluttered yet striking aesthetic sensibility.
5. Which of the following day is observed as Hindi Diwas in India?
a. September 1
b. September 5
c. September 7
d. September 14
• Hindi Diwas will be observed all over the country on 14th September 2018. It was on 14th September, 1949 when the Constitution-makers of the country decided to accord the status of Official Language of the Union to Hindi. To commemorate the historic occasion, Hindi Diwas is observed every year on 14th September.
• As per Article 343 of the Constitution of India, India’s official languages shall be Hindi written in the Devanagari script, and English.
• However, each state is allowed to have its own official language (Article 345) based on its own linguistic demographics. So, we end up having a total of 22 official languages today (in Schedule 8, excluding English).