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Current Affairs Quiz , 20 Sept 2018
- September 21, 2018
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- Category: Quizes
1. Exercise Aviaindra is a bilateral exercise between India and which among the following countries?
b. United Kingdom
c. United States of America
• India and Russia joint Air Force level exercise ‘Aviaindra-18’ held in Lipetsk, Russia (17-28th Sep 2018).
• It will be conducted in Jodhpur (India) from 10 – 22 December 2018.
• The aim of the exercise is focused towards anti-terrorist operations in a bi-lateral scenario.
• The contingent comprises of 30 officers from different branches and streams of IAF including four women officers of Flying, Admin and Medical Branch.
• The first Aviaindra was conducted in 2014 and has been planned as a bi-annual exercise. The exercise would further enhance the co-operation and understanding of each other’s Concept of Operations.
2. Which of the following airport in India has recently won the title of the ‘World’s Best Airport to handle over 40 million passengers per annum (MPPA)’ by ASQ Awards 2017?
a. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai
b. Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi
c. Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru
d. Chennai International Airport
• New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has won the title of Best Airport to handle over 40 million passengers per annum (MPPA) by the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards 2017.
• The award was given by the Airports Council International (ACI), which is a non-profit organization representing the world’s airports.
• Now, Delhi airport is the seventh busiest airports in Asia and among the top 20 busiest airports in the world.
3. The CEOs and Managing Directors of Public Sector Banks, to be appointed, are recommended by whom?
a. Bank Board Bureau
b. Reserve Bank of India
c. Ministry of Finance
d. Union Cabinet
• Recently, the Union Government has cleared the appointment of Chief Executive Officers (CEO) and Managing Directors (MDs) at 10 Public Sector Banks (PSBs).
• They are part of the 15 names recommended by the Bank Boards Bureau for elevation.
• Banks Board Bureau (BBB) is an autonomous body of the Government of India, tasked to improve the governance of Public Sector Banks, recommend selection of chiefs of government owned banks and financial institutions and to help banks in developing strategies and capital raising plans.
• The BBB works as step towards governance reforms in Public Sector Banks (PSBs) as recommended by P.J. Nayak Committee.
• Bhanu Pratap Sharma is the new Chairman of the Mumbai based Bureau.
4. Which of the following treaty has formally established the European Union (EU)?
a. Lisbon Treaty
b. Amsterdam Treaty
c. Vienna Treaty
d. Maastricht Treaty
• The Maastricht Treaty (officially the Treaty on European Union) was signed on 7 February 1992 by the members of the European Community in Maastricht, Netherlands.
• It aimed to further European integration.
• On 9–10 December 1991, the same city hosted the European Council which drafted the treaty.
• The treaty founded the European Union and established its pillar structure which stayed in place until the Lisbon Treaty came into force in 2009.
5. Which of the following option relates to Nikshay Version 2.0 that was recently launched?
a. Non-Performing Assets
b. Farmer suicides
d. MSME Exporters
• Nikshay Version 2.0 It is a web-based application of the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP).
• It provides the better user interface and data structures. It facilitates monitoring of universal access to TB patients data.
• Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP) was launched in 1997 by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
• It seeks to employ the WHO-recommended tuberculosis control strategy, DOTS (Directly Observed Treatment, Short Course), to the Indian scenario