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Current Affairs Quiz , 12 Jun 2019
- June 14, 2019
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Quizes
1) Where is the Defence Space Agency (DSA) being set up?
c) New Delhi
d) Andaman and Nicobar
• With the aim of enhancing the capabilities of the armed forces to fight wars in space, the government has approved the setting up of a new agency which will develop sophisticated weapon systems and technologies for the purpose.
• The Cabinet Committee on Security headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cleared the setting up of this new agency called the Defence Space Research Agency (DSRA) which has been entrusted with the task of creating space warfare weapon systems and technologies
• The DSA is being set up in Bengaluru under an Air Vice Marshal-rank officer and will gradually take over the space-related capabilities of the three forces.
2) India is purchasing the National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System-II (NASAMS-II) from which country?
• India has begun the process of acquiring the National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System-II (NASAMS-II) from the US to fully secure its airspace against aerial threats ranging from drones to ballistic missiles.
• NASAMS-II will be used along with indigenous, Russian and Israeli systems to establish a multi-layered missile shield over the National Capital Territory of Delhi.
• NASAMS-II is an upgraded version of the Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace/Raytheon National Advanced Surfaceto-Air Missile System (NASAMS) and features new 3D mobile surveillance radars and 12 missile launchers for quicker reaction.
3) Who among the following has been recently elected as the pro-tem speaker of Lok Sabha 2019?
a) Virendra Kumar
b) Maneka Gandhi
c) Smriti Irani
d) Chirag Paswan
• BJP MP from Madhya Pradesh Virendra Kumar will be the pro-tem speaker of the Lok Sabha, official sources said.
• Kumar, 65, is a seven-term member of Parliament and won the Lok Sabha polls from Tikamgarh.
• As pro-tem speaker, he will preside over the first sitting of the Lok Sabha and administer the oath of office to the newly elected MPs.
4) Abujh Marias, a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG), commonly found in
b) Jammu and Kashmir
• The Chhattisgarh government is processing habitat rights for Abujh Marias, a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG).
• The Abujhmarh forest is spread over 1,500 square miles in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh.
• Apart from the tribals getting their dues as laid down by the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, this move by the Bhupesh Baghel government is significant otherwise.
• Abujhmarh, where this tribe lives, is considered by the government to be one of the last remaining strongholds of Left-wing extremism.
5) Which of the following states has approved a proposal to punish sons and daughters who abandon their elderly parents with a jail term?
d) Himachal Pradesh
• Bihar Cabinet-led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has approved a proposal to punish sons and daughters who abandon their elderly parents with a jail term.
• The proposal of Bihar social welfare department has provisions for punishments which could go up to imprisonment if wards do not look after their parents properly in their old ages.
• The cases against the wards will be registered under the non-bailable section in Bihar after receiving complaints from the elderly parents.