1. Where was the fifth India International Science Festival held?
B. In Mumbai
C. New Delhi
2. The Guinness World Records for the largest astrophysics lesson (45 minutes) and assembly of spectroscopes was successfully achieved at the Science City by which city’s students?
3. According to the Wasteland atlas 2019, what percentage of India’s geographical area was covered by waste land in 2015-16?
A. 18.21 percent
B. 19.31 percent
C. 16.96 percent
D. 14.76 percent
4. Which team won the Deodhar Trophy 2019?
5. On which day was the World Tsunami Awareness Day observed?
A. November 5, 2019
B. November 4, 2019
C. November 3, 2019
D. November 2, 2019
6. Where is the National Tribal festival held?
B. New Delhi
7. Who was K.K. Modi, who recently died at the age of 79?
8. Consider the following statements:
1. 14-Day Odd-Even Scheme in Delhi comes into effect.
2. If anyone violates the odd-even rule, a fine of Rs 6,000 would be charged.
Which of the above statement/statements are correct?
A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2
9. Consider the following statements:
1. KT Rama Rao invited to WEF 2020 annual meet at Davos.
2. The meeting which will take place in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland from January 20 to January 24 next year.
10. Consider the following statements:
1. Ministry of Skills launches Skills Build platform in Collaboration with IBM.
2. The platform will be extended to train ITI & NSTI faculty on building skills in Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Answer: 1) A
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the 5th India International Science Festival (IISF) in Kolkata, through video conference. The theme for this year’s festival is RISEN India – Research, Innovation and Science Empowering the Nation. The prime objective of IISF is to instil scientific temper among people, showcase India’s contribution in the field of Science and Technology and encourage the translation of its benefits to people.
Answer: 2) B
The Guinness World Records for the largest astrophysics lesson (45 minutes) and assembly of spectroscopes was successfully achieved at the Science City, Kolkata at IISF-2019 with the participation of over 1,598 students. IISF (India International Science Festival) is the largest science festival in the world. Astronomers use spectroscopes to know details like temperature, chemical composition, etc. of celestial objects hundreds of millions of light-years away from us. A small personal model of advanced spectroscopes can easily be made by anyone using a box made of cardboard that has a very narrow window used to channel light into the spectroscope.
A piece of a Compact Disc is used to split the light by a process called diffraction.
On the second day of IISF, the largest electronics lesson and assembly of optical media communication units at a single location will be attempted with the participation of over 1,000 students.
Answer: 3) C
Union Minister for Rural Development, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare & Shri Narendra Singh Tomar on November 5, 2019 released the Wastelands Atlas – 2019.The Department of Land Resources in collaboration with National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Department of Space has published Wastelands Atlases of India – 2000, 2005, 2010 & 2011 editions.
The new wastelands mapping exercise, carried out by NRSC using the Indian Remote Sensing Satellite data is brought out as the fifth edition of Wastelands Atlas – 2019.
India with 2.4% of total land area of the World is supporting 18% of the World’s population. The per capita availability of agriculture land in India is 0.12 ha whereas World per capita agriculture land is 0.29 ha. Unprecedented pressure on the land beyond its carrying capacity is resulting into degradation of lands in the Country. Therefore, robust geospatial information on wastelands assumes significance and effectively helpful in rolling back the wastelands for productive use through various land development programmes / schemes.
The changes in wastelands between 2008-09 and 2015-16 have been presented in the Atlas. The effort has resulted in estimating the spatial extent of wastelands for entire country to the tune of 55.76 Mha (16.96 % of geographical area of the Country i.e. 328.72 Mha) for the year 2015-16 as compared to 56.60 Mha (17.21%) in the year 2008-09.
Answer: 4) D
India ‘C’ thrashed India ‘A’ by a huge margin of 232 runs thanks to the best centuries of Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal. Indian young batsman Shubman Gill got a stormy look in the Deodhar Trophy being played in Ranchi. Due to the excellent batting of the India C batsmen, this India C created history by scoring 366 runs for 3 wickets in the prescribed 50 overs, this was the highest score in the Deodhar Trophy history.
Answer: 5) A
The World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD) is being observed across the world on 5th November. In 2019, the World Tsunami Awareness Day will promote Target (d) of the “Sendai Seven Campaign” which focuses on reducing disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services. By the year 2030, an estimated 50% of the world’s population will live in coastal areas exposed to flooding, storms and tsunamis. The first World Tsunami Awareness Day was observed on 5th November 2016.
Answer: 6) B
The National Tribal festival (15-day Aadi Mahotsav) will be held in New Delhi (from 16th November 2019).The theme of the festival is a celebration of the spirit of tribal culture, craft, cuisine and commerce. More than one thousand tribal artisans from 27 states will participate in the event. The festival will feature exhibition-cum-sale of tribal handicrafts, art, paintings, fabric, jewellery and much more through two hundred stalls.
Answer: 7) C
Noted industrialist & Chairman of Modi Enterprises Krishnan Kumar Modi (79-years) passed away. Mr. Modi served as the chairman of Modi Enterprises, which includes companies like Godfrey Phillips, Indofil Industries and Modicare. Modi led Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in 1997 and the president of the confederation of Asia-pacific chambers of commerce and industry (from 2002 to 2006).He was the eldest son of late Rai Bahadur Gujarmal Modi (founder of the city of Modi Nagar).
Answer: 8) D
The Odd-Even scheme to combat air pollution will be implemented in the National Capital from 4 November. The 12-day scheme will continue till 15th of this month.
Under the scheme, the vehicles with odd last digit registration number will be allowed on roads on odd dates and those with even last digit will ply on even dates.
The scheme will be applicable from 8 AM to 8 PM. Vehicles of President, Vice President, Prime Minister, State Governors, Chief Justice of India, Speaker of Lok Sabha, Union Ministers, Leaders of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, Chief Ministers of States and Union Territories will also be exempted from the scheme. However, there will be no exemption for the vehicles of Delhi Chief Minister and his cabinet colleagues. Privately owned CNG vehicles will not be exempted this time. If anyone violates the odd-even rule, a fine of Rs 4,000 would be charged.
Answer: 9) A
Telangana IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao has been invited to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting. KTR has been invited for the 50th summit to discuss the advantages of technology in the fourth industrial revolution and to reduce the challenges being faced. The meeting which will take place in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland from January 21 to January 24 next year. The theme of the meeting will be ‘Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World.’
Answer: 10) C
Directorate General of Training (DGT), under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), announced the launch of SkillsBuild platform in collaboration with IBM. As part of the programme, a two-year advanced diploma in IT, networking and cloud computing, co-created and designed by IBM, will be offered at the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) & National Skill Training Institutes (NSTIs). The platform will be extended to train ITI & NSTI faculty on building skills in Artificial Intelligence (AI). SkillsBuild offers digital learning content from IBM and partners such as CodeDoor, Coorpacademy and Skillsoft.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
© Powered By Current Hunt, Designed & Developed By Quizsolver.com
This function has been disabled for Current Hunt.