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Current Affairs Quiz , 29 Sep 2020
- October 1, 2020
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Quizes
1) The blending of hydrogen with CNG provides a blended gas termed as HCNG. Which among the following are advantages of HCNG?
a) Easy to commercialize
b) Cheaper availability of Hydrogen
c) Higher octane rating
d) None of the above
• Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has allowed use of H-CNG (18% mix of hydrogen) in CNG engines.
• Disadvantages of using HCNG:
o Many steps need to be taken for commercializing it at a large scale.
o Current cost of H2 is more than the cost of Natural Gas. So, HCNG’s cost is more than CNG.
• Advantages of HCNG:
o HCNG reduces emissions of CO up to 70%.
o First step towards future Hydrogen economy.
o Engines can be calibrated to release lower amounts of NO.
o Engines need minimum modification to run on HCNG.
o Ideal fuel for high load applications and heavy-duty vehicles.
o Better performance due to higher Octane rating of H2.
2) A person can be named an offender under the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, 2018, if there is an arrest warrant against him or her for involvement in economic offences involving at least Rs. _______________ or more and has fled from India to escape legal action.
a) 100 Cr
b) 500 Cr
d) None of the above
• A person can be named an offender under the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, 2018, if there is an arrest warrant against him or her for involvement in economic offences involving at least Rs. 100 crore or more and has fled from India to escape legal action.
• A special court has declared three people fugitive economic offenders (FEO) in the Sterling Biotech case on the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) request.
3) National School of Drama was set up by the Sangeet Natak Akademi as one of its constituent units in the year of
• The community of actors and mentors are picking up the thread and preparing for staging the first play named ‘Pehla Satyagrahi’, written by Ravindra Tripathi and directed by Suresh Sharma.
4) Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), formed, after the Group of Ministers recommendations on ‘Reforming the National Security System’, in 2001, post Kargil War (1999), is headed by
a) Prime Minister
b) Defence Minister
c) Chief of Defence Staff
d) Defence Secretary
• It is headed by the Defence Minister.
• CDS General Bipin Rawat, three service chiefs General MM Naravane, Admiral Karambir Singh and Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria were present during the DAC meeting headed by Rajnath Singh.
5) Ultra-Violet Imaging Telescope (UVIT) is a part of multi-wavelength astronomical observatory AstroSat. It was launched by
d) All of the above
• UVIT is a remarkable 3-in-1 imaging telescope simultaneously observing in the visible, the near-ultraviolet (NUV), and the far-ultraviolet (FUV) spectrum.It is one of the five payloads onboard India’s first multi-wavelength astronomical observatory AstroSat.It completed five years of operation in the sky by imaging astronomical objects on 28 September 2020.