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Current Affairs Quiz , 14 Dec 2018
- December 16, 2018
- Posted by: DOTS IAS
- Category: Quizes
1) Government e-market (GeM) aimed at facilitating procurement of goods and services by the government functions under
a) Ministry of Home Affairs
b) NITI Aayog
c) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
d) Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
• The National Mission on GeM (NMG) was launched on 5th September 2018 till 17th October 2018.
• The objective of the Mission was to accelerate the adoption and use of Procurement by Major Central Ministries, States and UTs and their agencies (including CPSUs/PSUs, Local Bodies) on the GeM platform.
• The objectives of the NMG were to:
o Promote inclusiveness by catapulting various categories of sellers and service providers.
o Highlight and communicate ‘value add’ by way of transparency and efficiency in public procurement, including corruption-free governance.
o Achieve cashless, contactless and paperless transaction, in line with Digital India objectives.
o Increase overall efficiency leading to significant cost saving on government expenditure in Procurement.
o Maximizing ease in availability of all types of products and services bought by Government buyers.
o GeM has brought transparency, efficiency, and inclusiveness in public procurement.
o It has reduced the time of procurements, reduced the process and enabled ease of doing business for both buyers and vendors.
o There are huge savings in the cost of procurement, ranging from a minimum of 10% to 45% in different categories.
2) World’s first “floating” nuclear power plant (FNPP) was launched by which of the following countries?
• Russia’s state-run Atomic Energy Corporation, ROSATOM developed the ‘Akademik Lomonosov’ world’s first floating nuclear power plant (FNPP).
• The FNPP was designed to make it possible to supply electricity to hard-to-reach areas, regardless of transport infrastructure, landscape, and cost of fuel delivery.
• The reactor has the potential to work particularly well in regions with extended coastlines, power supply shortages, and limited access to electrical grids
3) Dhubri- Phulbari Bridge, a newly proposed bridge in the North-East is to be constructed across which of the following rivers?
• According to the official reports the construction of Dhubri- Phulbari Bridge over the Brahmaputra has been finalized.
• The Dhubri- Phulbari Bridge is a proposed new bridge over the Brahmaputra River between Assam and Meghalaya in North East India.
• The Dhubri – Phulbari bridge, planned to be completed by 2026, would be India’s longest bridge over water and would span more than 18 km.
• This proposed bridge, close to the Bangladesh border, will connect Assam’s Dhubri with Meghalaya’s Phulbari.
4) National Energy Conservation Day is celebrated on
a) December 14th
b) May 12th
c) June 20th
d) October 3rd
• National Energy Conservation Day 2018 is celebrated the 14th of December.
• The Energy Conservation Act in India was executed by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in the year 2001. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency is a constitutional body which comes under Government of India and helps in the development of policies and strategies in order to reduce the energy use.
5) Aga Khan Gold Cup Tournament is related to which of the following sport?
• In its maiden attempt, the SAIL Hockey Academy run by SAIL’s Rourkela Steel Plant has won one of the oldest and most prestigious Hockey Tournaments of the country, the 115th All India Aga Khan Gold Cup Hockey Tournament-2018 held at Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium, Pune