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Current Affairs Quiz , 14 Feb 2019
- February 16, 2019
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Quizes
1) e-AUSHADHI portal has recently been launched by which of the following ministries/departments?
a) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
b) National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority
c) Ministry of Ayush
d) NITI Aayog
• Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik launched the e-AUSHADHI portal, for online licensing of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy drugs and related matters
• This e-AUSHADHI portal is intended for increased transparency, improved information management facility, improved data usability and increased accountability.
2) Exercise Topchi, organised at Deolali Camp, was conducted by
a) Indian Army
b) Indian Air Force
• Using ultra-light Howitzers and indigenous Swathi weapon-locating radar, Indian Army demonstrated its artillery firepower at the annual ‘Exercise Topchi’
• The event took place at the vast firing ranges at Deolali Camp in the morning. It not only showcased the artillery firepower, but also the aviation and surveillance capabilities.
3) “Undaunted: Saving the Idea of India” was authored by
a) Subramanian Swamy
b) Shashi Tharoor
c) Gopalkrishna Gandhi
d) P Chidambaram
• Former finance minister P Chidambaram has come up with his new book ‘Undaunted – Saving the Idea of India.’ The book was released by former vice president Hamid Ansari at an event attended by Dinesh Trivedi, Salman Khurshid and others.
4) Which of the following animals will be the mascot of the National Games, 2022?
a) Olive Ridley Turtle
b) Clouded leopard
c) Great Indian Bustard
d) Nicobar Megapode
• Clouded Leopard, the state animal of Meghalaya will be the mascot for the National Games 2022.
• Clouded Leopard is one of the wild cat that live throughout the forests of Garo, Khasi and JaintiaHills
5) Which of the following state assemblies recently passed a bill to provide 5% quota to Gujjars?
• Rajasthan Assembly passes bill to provide 5% quota to Gujjars, 10% to upper caste poor
• Gujjars have defended their stance saying the 10 percent reservation allotted by the Centre also exceeds the legal 50 percent reservation limit. As the reservations will need amendments in the Constitution, the state government has turned the tables on Centre’s court as it tabled the bills today.