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Current Affairs Quiz , 27 Nov 2018
- November 29, 2018
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Quizes
1) The Logistic Performance Index report is released by which of the following organisations?
a) World Bank
b) World Economic Forum
c) World Freight Organisation
d) European Logistics Association
• The Logistics Performance Index is an interactive benchmarking tool created by the World Bank to help countries identify the challenges and opportunities they face in their performance on trade logistics and what they can do to improve their performance.
• The LPI 2018 allows for comparisons across 160 countries.
• The LPI is based on a worldwide survey of operators on the ground (global freight forwarders and express carriers), providing feedback on the logistics “friendliness” of the countries in which they operate and those with which they trade.
• They combine in-depth knowledge of the countries in which they operate with informed qualitative assessments of other countries where they trade and experience of global logistics environment.
• The LPI consists therefore of both qualitative and quantitative measures and helps build profiles of logistics friendliness for these countries.
• It measures performance along the logistics supply chain within a country and offers two different perspectives: international and domestic.
2) ‘Logix India 2019’, aimed at improving logistics cost effectiveness and operational efficiencies for India’s Global Trade, will be held in
c) New Delhi
• Delegates of more than 20 countries are expected to participate in the upcoming Logistics Meet ‘Logix India 2019’, which will be held from January 31 to February 2, 2019, in New Delhi.
• Logix India will enable effective international trade logistics and help to provide an efficient and a cost-effective flow of goods on which other commercial sectors depend.
• It is organized by the Federation of India Export Organisations (FIEO) as a major initiative to improve logistics cost effectiveness and operational efficiencies for India’s global trade.
3) The National Disaster Management Authority is headed by
b) Prime Minister
c) Minister of Home Affairs
d) Cabinet Secretary
• Ministry of State for Home Affairs inaugurated 14th formation day of National Disaster Management Authority.
National Disaster Response Force:
• National disaster response force is a specialised force constituted “for the purpose of specialist response to a threatening disaster situation or disaster under the Disaster Management Act 2005.
• The Apex body for Disaster management in India is the National Disaster Management Authority.
• The Chairman of the NDMA is the Prime Minister.
National Disaster Management Authority:
• National Disaster Management Authority is an agency of the Ministry of Home Affairs whose primary purpose is to coordinate response to natural or man-made disasters and for capacity building in disaster resiliency and crisis response.
• NDMA was established through the Disaster Management Act enacted by the Government of India.
• The Prime Minister is the ex officio chairperson of the same.
• The agency is responsible for:
o Framing policies.
o Laying down guidelines.
o Adopting best practices.
o Coordinating with the State Disaster Management Authorities to ensure a holistic and distributed approach to disaster management.
4) Art 370 of the Indian Constitution is concerned with which of the following states?
c) Jammu and Kashmir
• The Supreme Court on declined to entertain a fresh petition challenging Article 370.
• Article 370 of the Indian constitution is a temporary provision which grants special autonomous status to Jammu and Kashmir.
• Under Part xx1 of the Constitution of India which deals with “Temporary, Transitional and Special Provisions” the state of Jammu and Kashmir has been accorded special status under Article 370.
• All the provisions of the Constitution which are applicable to other states are not applicable to Jammu and Kashmir.
Provisions under Article 370:
• According to Article 370 of the constitution except for defence, foreign affairs finance and communications, Parliament needs the state government concurrence for applying all laws.
• Thus the state’s residents live under a separate set of laws, including those related to citizenship, ownership of property, and fundamental rights as compared to other Indians.
• As a result, Indian citizens from other states cannot purchase land or property in Jammu and Kashmir.
• Under Article 370 the centre has no power to declare a financial emergency under Article 360 in the state.
• It can declare an emergency in the state only in case of war or external aggression.
• The Union government cannot declare an emergency on grounds of internal disturbance or imminent danger unless it is made at the request or with the concurrence of the state government.
5) The second highest statue of Lord Buddha was recently unveiled at which of the following states?
a) Uttar Pradesh
d) West Bengal
• Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday unveiled a 70-feet tall statue of Lord Buddha at Rajgir in Nalanda district. It is the second tallest statue of Buddha in the country.
• The statue has been installed above a 16-metre radius pedestal in the middle of Lake Ghora Katora. It is made of pink sandstone.