Talent Hunt Answers 28/08/2018

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1. On 8th August 2018, the NITI Aayog and the CII announced a partnership to work on meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of India. Expand CII?

1.Committee of Indian Industries

2.Confederation of Indian Industries

3.Commission of Indian Industries

4.Commercial and Industrial Institutions

5.None of these

Answer – 2.Confederation of Indian Industries

Explanation: On 8th August 2018, the NITI Aayog and the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) announced a partnership to work on meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of India. This announcement was made at the Government and Business Partnership Conclave held at New Delhi. It was organised by the NITI Aayog, CII and the United Nations. Minister of State for Power and Renewable Energy, Raj Kumar Singh, said that, a solar power plant with storage facilities and a 35,000 MW potential will be built in Ladakh. Recently, the CII launched its report: Indian Solutions for the World to Achieve SDGs. The report covers individual SDG, targets and business implications.

 

2. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the first phase of UP Deference Corridor in _____ on 11th August 2018?

1.Aligarh

2.Lucknow

3.Kanpur

4.Chitrakoot

5.None of these

Answer – 1.Aligarh

Explanation: On 11th August 2018, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated thefirst phase of UP Deference Corridor in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. 6 nodal points have been identified for the corridor: Agra, Aligarh, Lucknow, Kanpur, Chitrakoot and Jhansi. Stakeholder interactions have begun in Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra and Jhansi.

 

3. Which city was declared as India’s most polluted city by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in its Air quality index (AQI), on 5th August 2018?

1.New Delhi

2.Varanasi

3.Gurugram

4.Noida

5.None of these

Answer – 3.Gurugram

Explanation: As on August 5, the AQI of Gurugram has crossed 300 mark marking it in the ‘Very Poor’ category of AQI. It scored 321 marks. 6 cities have been marked as ‘Poor’, 1 City (Gurugram) has been marked as ‘Very Poor’, 2 cities has been marked as ‘Good’, 26 cities marked as ‘Satisfactory’ and 27 cities as ‘Moderate’.

 

4. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the continuation of PMGSY beyond the 12th five year plan period. What does “S” represent in PMGSY?

1.Siksha

2.Sadak

3.Saubhagya

4.Samar

5.None of these

Answer – 2.Sadak

Explanation: PMGSY – Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, On August 11, 2018, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi , approved the continuation of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) beyond the 12th five year plan period. It has an estimated cost of Rs. 84,934 crore. The Cente’s share in this will be Rs 54,900 crore and the states’ share is Rs 30,034 crore. Initially the targets of PMGSY were to be achieved by March 2022, however date of achievement of PMGSY-I was pre-poned to March, 2019.

 

5. Name the Union science ministry’s communication wing that has launched the India Science Technology and Innovation portal?

1.Vigyan Prasar

2.Prasar Bharti

3.IndiaConnect

4.All India Network

5.None of these

Answer – 1.Vigyan Prasar

Explanation: On August 11, 2018, the Union science ministry’s communication wing, Vigyan Prasar launched the India Science Technology and Innovation portal. It would invest Rs. 15 crore for development and upgradation of portal. The portal is to reach out to students, researchers, scholars, scientists both from India and abroad. The portal follows a launch of India Science (indiascience.in ), an Internet-based science channel, to showcase the develop