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Current Affairs Quiz , 19 Sept 2018
- September 20, 2018
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Quizes
1. Recently the Government of India decided to make triple talaq a punishable offense through an ordinance. The ordinance making power of the President is mentioned in which of the following articles?
a. Article 321
b. Article 123
c. Article 213
d. Article 312
• The President has the power to issue ordinances under Article 123 of the Constitution.
• If at any time, except when both Houses of Parliament are in session, the President is satisfied that circumstances exist, he may promulgate Ordinances.The maximum validity of an ordinance is 6 months and 6 weeks.
• It shall be laid before both Houses of Parliament and shall cease to operate at the expiration of six weeks from the reassembly of Parliament, or, of before the expiration of that period resolutions disapproving it are passed by both Houses.
• The Governor of an Indian state draws ordinance making power from Article 213 of the constitution.
• Article321 deals with the Power to extend functions of Public Service Commissions.
• Article 312– All India Services.
2. Which of the following area is related to the recently launched e-Sahaj portal?
a. Security clearance
b. Export by MSME enterprises
c. Registration of new startups
d. Grievance redressal portal of Indian Railway
• The e-Sahaj portal will facilitate an applicant to submit the application online and also to view the status of his application from time to time.
• The Ministry of Home Affairs is the nodal authority for granting security clearances in certain sensitive sectors before license permit, permission, contract etc. are issued to companies, bidders, and individuals by the administrative ministry.
• The objective of national security clearance is to evaluate potential security threats, including economic threats, and provide risk assessment before clearing investment and proposals in key sectors.
3. The Stree Swabhiman initiative to provide sanitary products in rural areas, is an initiative of which among the following ministries?
a. Ministry of Women and Child Development
b. Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
c. Ministry of Rural Development
d. Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
• Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeITY) has launched Stree Swabhiman Initiative that aims to create a sustainable model for providing affordable and accessible sanitary products close to the homes of adolescent women and girls in rural areas.
• The initiative is driven by awareness and personalized outreach by women entrepreneurs who produce and market sanitary napkins themselves.
• Under this initiative, semi-automatic and manual sanitary napkin manufacturing units will be set up at Common Service Centres (CSC) for producing affordable and eco-friendly sanitary napkins.
• These micro manufacturing units will be operated by women entrepreneurs and generate employment for 8-10 women.
4. Choose the best suiting option that defines – Cyclone 30, the biggest cyclotron in India that is installed in Kolkata.
a. Radio telescope
b. Cyclone prediction system
c. Particle accelerator
d. Space probe
• Cyclone-30, the biggest cyclotron in India for medical application has recently became operational.
• The cyclone-30 facility at VECC, Kolkata, a Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) unit, will have many unique features, which are first of its kind in many ways.
• This facility will provide for affordable radioisotopes and related radio pharmaceuticals for the entire country especially, for Eastern India.
• A cyclotron is a type of particle accelerator in which charged atomic and subatomic particles are accelerated by an alternating electric field while following an outward spiral or circular path in a magnetic field.
• They are used to produce radioisotopes for diagnostic and therapeutic use for cancer care.
5. Which of the following country launched the World’s first Hydrogen powered train?
• World’s first hydrogen-powered trains are now running in Germany
• Created by French company Alstom, the two trains will be running on a stretch of track previously used by diesel powered vehicles.
• The hydrogen engines can hit a top speed of 140 kilometres per hour (87 miles per hour) and the trains have a range of about 600 miles, which means they can make about nine trips on a single tank.
• The vehicles are powered by fuel cells that combine hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity. Extra energy is stored on board in batteries for later use.While the trains are more expensive, they are cheaper to run and could help minimize harmful emissions: they only pump out steam and water.