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Current Affairs Quiz , 01 Feb 2019
- February 3, 2019
- Posted by: DOTS ACADEMY
- Category: Quizes
1) UNESCO has declared which of the following years as the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements?
• The International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements will be launched at UNESCO’s Headquarters, Paris.
• According to a statement from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), events and activities will be held throughout the year to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the organisation of the periodic table by Russian scientist Dmitri Mendeleev, one of the fathers of modern chemistry.
2) Which among the following was awarded the best marching contingent award at the Republic Day parade, 2019?
a) Gorkha Brigade
b) The Grenadiers
c) Punjab Regiment
d) Naga Regiment
• Gorkha Brigade was awarded the best marching contingent trophy of the Republic Day parade
3) According to NSSO’s Periodic Labour Force Survey, what is India’s unemployment rate in 2017-’18?
• The survey on labour force reportedly showed that unemployment rate in the country hit a 45-year high of 6.1 per cent in 2017-18. The National Sample Survey Office’s (NSSO’s) periodic labour force survey (PLFS), according to the Business Standard newspaper, states that unemployment was last this high in 1972-73.
4) Who among the following was recently awarded the Carnot Prize 2018?
a) Narendra Modi
b) Piyush Goyal
c) Shaktikanta Das
d) Kailash Satyarthi
• Union Minister for Railways, Coal and Corporate Affairs Piyush Goyal will receive the prestigious Carnot prize for his contribution towards sustainable energy solutions.
5) National Salt Satyagraha Memorial is located in which of the following districts in Gujarat?
• Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi dedicated the National Salt Satyagraha Memorial at Dandi in Navsari district, Gujarat to the nation on Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary.
• At the memorial site, he also unveiled statues of Mahatma Gandhi and 80 Satyagrahis who had marched with him during the historic Dandi Salt March in 1930 to make salt from sea water against the British law