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Shine India Online Education Hub Current Affairs Quiz 08 September 2017

  • BILATERA
    India and Swiss agreement on Railways
    India and Switzerland have signed two Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) for exchanging technical cooperation in the field of Railways. The first MoU is between Ministry of Railways and Federal Department of the Environment. Transport and Communications of the Swiss Confederation for technical cooperation in Railway Sector. The second MoU is between Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich.
    11 MoUs between India and Myanmar
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Myanmar on 6th September, both countries have entered an agreement on 11 issues, in a range of sectors, including one on maritime security cooperation, for sharing white shipping information to improve data sharing on non-classified merchant navy ships or cargo ships, between the Election Commission of India and Union Election of Myanmer, the national level electoral commission of Myanmar. An MoU was also signed to organise cultural exchange programme for the period 2017-2020, according to a statement issued by Ministry of External Affairs.
    India and Japan Defence Agreement
    India and Japan have agreed to collaborate in defence production, including on dual-use technologies. The two countries resolved to ramp up overalll military engagement under the bilateral special strategic framework.
  • 1. Which day is observed on September 8th across the world?
A.) International Day of Democracy
B.) International Literacy Day
C.) World Diabetic Day
D.) International Youth day

Answer: Option 'B'

International Literacy Day

  • 2. Which commodity did Union Government allows import of 3 lakh metric tonnes and also through southern ports at concessional duty of 25 %?
A.) Onions
B.) Tea
C.) Coffee
D.) Raw Sugar

Answer: Option 'D'

Raw Sugar

  • 3. Under which scheme Four Thousand crores disclosed by 21 thousand people?
A.) Swachh Bharat abhiyan
B.) Jyothi gram Yojana
C.) Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna (PMGKY)
D.) Midday Meal Scheme

Answer: Option 'C'

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna (PMGKY)

  • 4. Which city the India’s first Hyperloop to come up recently?
A.) Tamil Nadu
B.) Mumbai
C.) Bihar
D.) Andhra Pradesh

Answer: Option 'D'

Andhra Pradesh

  • ECONOMY
    National Nutrition Strategy launched
    Leader of the Green Revolution Dr.M.S Swaminathan and Dr. H Sudarshan, launched the National Nutrition Strategy, along with NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Dr. Rajiv Kumar and Member Dr. Vinod Paul on 6th September. The nutrition stratery envisages a framework wherein the four proximate determinants of nutrition - uptake of health services, food, drinking water & sanitation and income & livelihoods - work together to accelerate decline of under nutrition in India.
    Currently, there is also a lack of real time measurement of these determinants, which reduces our capacity for targeted action among the most valnerable mothers and children.
    NITI Aayog sets up task force on employment
    The Government has task force which will be headed by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar to lay down the roadmap for employment generation through export promotion. The task force consisting of senior officials of a number of ministries and industry represenatives will seek expansion of formal sector for creation of well paid jobs in the country.
  • 5. Which state to implement under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) beginning from the current financial year ?
A.) Tamil Nadu
B.) Nagaland
C.) Goa
D.) Kerala

Answer: Option 'B'

Nagaland

  • 6. How many crores did World Bank allotted for the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) for research works in Agriculture?
A.) 800 crores rupees
B.) 1100 crore rupees
C.) 560 crore rupees
D.) 750 crores rupees

Answer: Option 'B'

1100 crore rupees

  • 7. How many crores did the Union Government plans to provide Wi-Fi to gram panchayats ?
A.) 2500 crores
B.) 1250 crores
C.) 3700 crores
D.) 2000 crores

Answer: Option 'C'

3700 crores

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