Current Affairs Quiz: September 14 2018

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  1. Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Radha Mohan Singh launched Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF) with an outlay of ____ rupees, on 14th September 2018?
    1) Rs 10881 crore
    2) Rs 46788 crore
    3) Rs 67890 crore
    4) Rs 23799 crore
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Rs 10881 crore
    Explanation:
    On September 14, 2018, Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh launched Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF) with an outlay of Rs 10881 crore. This was done in the inauguration of Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF) in New Delhi. This will help double the income of dairy farmers. The DIDF was started by the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries (DADF) as per the announcement of Union Budget 2017-18. This is a part of the National Action Plan (Vision-2024) which requires Rs 51,077 crore for operationalization. Out of the Rs 10881 crore, the first installment of Rs 440 crore was being given to the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).
  2. Where was the ‘National Conference of District Disability Rehabilitation Centres’ held on 14th September 2018?
    1) Mumbai
    2) Chennai
    3) New Delhi
    4) Kolkata
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    On September 14, 2018, the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment organized a 1-day ‘National Conference of District Disability Rehabilitation Centres’ at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, New Delhi. Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, the Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment will be the chief guest. The aim of the conference was to let DDRCs play a crucial and central role for the wellbeing of Divyangjan.
  3. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has prohibited the manufacture, sale or distribution of how many Fixed Dose Combinations (FDCs) for human use with immediate effect from 7th September 2018?
    1) 245
    2) 328
    3) 440
    4) 256
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) 328
    Explanation:
    On 7th September 2018, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare prohibited the manufacture, sale or distribution of 328 Fixed Dose Combinations (FDCs) for human use with immediate effect. It has also restricted the manufacture, sale or distribution of 6 other FDCs subject to certain conditions. The prohibition has been made with reference to section 26A of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940. FDCs are two or more drugs combined in a fixed ratio and made into a single dosage form.
  4. Union Minister of State for Tourism K J Alphons inaugurated India’s first tribal tourism circuit in which district of Chhattisgarh, on 14th September 2018?
    1) Naya Raipur
    2) Dhamtari
    3) Balrampur
    4) Bilaspur
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Dhamtari
    Explanation:
    On September 14, 2018, Union Minister of State for Tourism K J Alphons inaugurated the country’s first tribal tourism circuit in Dhamtari district of Chhattisgarh. First Tribal Circuit Project under Swadesh Darshan Scheme inaugurated by Tourism minister in Chhattisgarhi. This is the second project under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme being inaugurated in the country. The central government had allocated Rs. 99.21 Crores to develop this project to highlight tribal culture to the domestic and foreign tourists.
  5. Which state government has entered into a MOU with Mastercard and launched a mobile platform, e-Rythu (e-farmer) enabling small-scale farmers to market their produce at reasonable prices?
    1) Telangana
    2) Andhra Pradesh
    3) Karnataka
    4) Maharashtra
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Andhra Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On September 14, 2018, the government of Andhra Pradesh entered into a MOU with Mastercard and launched a mobile platform, e-Rythu (e-farmer in Telugu) enabling small-scale farmers to market their produce at reasonable prices. It aims to digitize agriculture marketplaces, payments, workflows, and secure way to buy, sell and receive payments for agri productes. The platform has been developed by Mastercard Labs for financial inclusion. The platform also creates a digital transaction history, which allows farmers to receive formal credit from banks and other financial institutions. Telegu will be the medium of communication.
  6. Which state signed an MOU with the centre to implement Ayushman Bharat along with state’s Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme (CMCHIS), on 14th September 2018?
    1) Kerala
    2) Tamil Nadu
    3) Karnataka
    4) Assam
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Tamil Nadu
    Explanation:
    On September 14, 2018, the Tamil Nadu government signed an MOU with the centre to implement Ayushman Bharat along with state’s Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme (CMCHIS). This association would benefit about 77 lakh poor and vulnerable families in Tamil Nadu. Additionally, the insurance benefit for all those covered under the state scheme will be increased to Rs 5 lakh as per the National Health Protection Scheme. It would also include all 8 high-end procedures upto Rs 25 lakh covered under state-run insurance scheme.
  7. Bihar government approved a scheme for providing interim relief of _____ rupees to those affected by mob violence and to offer speedy trial of such cases?
    1) Rs 1 lakh
    2) Rs 2 lakh
    3) Rs 4 lakh
    4) Rs 3 lakh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Rs 1 lakh
    Explanation:
    On September 14, 2018, Bihar government approved a scheme for providing interim relief of Rs. 1 lakh to those affected by mob violence besides speedy trial of such cases. The scheme provides for an interim relief of Rs one lakh to victims of mob violence within a month of the incident. All such cases will be heard at fast track courts which would ensure completion of trial within six months.
  8. The festival of Harvest ‘Nuakhai’ was celebrated in which state on 14th September 2018?
    1) Bihar
    2) Assam
    3) Jammu and Kashmir
    4) Odisha
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Odisha
    Explanation:
    On September 14, 2018, the festival of Harvest Nuakhai was celebrated in western Odisha. After harvest of new paddy of this season, rice was processed and offered to Goddess Samaleswari in Sambalpur. After this offering people of Western Odisha arranged get together of family and friends Nuakhai Vetghatas a festival.
  9. Name the app developed by e-commerce company DestaGlobal and launched on July 1, 2018, that has brought over 40,000 farmers and buyers under one roof?
    1) Kisan
    2) Maitri
    3) Sidhhi
    4) Bhoomi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Sidhhi
    Explanation:
    On September 14, 2018, Sidhhi app has brought over 40,000 farmers and buyers under one roof for developing agri market on the go. It was developed by Mumbai-based agri start up e-commerce company DestaGlobal and was launched in July 1, 2018. The app is available in English and Marathi.
  10. Punjab government has raised the exemption limit of e-way bill within the state from Rs 50,000 to _____ rupees?
    1) Rs 1 lakh
    2) Rs 75,000
    3) Rs 90,000
    4) Rs 2 lakh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Rs 1 lakh
    Explanation:
    Punjab government has raised the exemption limit of e-way bill within the state from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh. The decision was taken on the pattern of the Maharashtra government which had also raised the e-way bill limit.
  11. Which state government will distribute over 1 lakh pump sets to double farmers’ income by 2022?
    1) Telangana
    2) Gujarat
    3) Bihar
    4) Assam
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Assam
    Explanation:
    The Assam government will distribute over 1 lakh pump sets to double the farmers’ income by 2022. The pump sets will be distributed under NABARD’s Rural Infrastructure Development Project. 60 thousand diesel sets, 11 thousand solar and 30 thousand electrical operated pump sets will be distributed.
  12. Where was the 4th Eastern Economic Forum held on 11- 13 September 2018?
    1) Bern, Germany
    2) Kuala Lampur, Malaysia
    3) Vladivostok, Russia
    4) Beijing, China
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Vladivostok, Russia
    Explanation:
    On September 11-13, 2018, 3-day 4th Eastern Economic Forum was held in Vladivostok, Russia. It aimed for the development of the Far East in logistics, energy, natural resources. The theme of the Forum was ‘The Far East: Expanding the Range of Possibilities’. The EEF 2018 was organized by the Roscongress Foundation.
  13. Name the Indian children’s writer who was honoured at the 36th International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Congress in Athens, Greece, held from 30th August to 1st September 2018?
    1) Ajay Kumar
    2) R Badrinath
    3) Ramendra Kumar
    4) Rajesh Kumar
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Ramendra Kumar
    Explanation:
    Popular children’s writer Ramendra Kumar was honoured at the 36th International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Congress in Athens, Greece, held from 30th August to 1st September 2018. 450 delegates from over 70 countries took part in the Congress. It is considered the biggest biennial global event for children’s literature. Ramendra Kumar was the only Indian writer to receive this honour. He chaired 2 sessions at the Congress and presented a paper on ‘The Brave New World of Indian Childrens Literature.’ He is the chief of communications in the Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP). He has written 33 books.
  14. Union Minister of Textiles Smriti Zubin Irani presented 8 ______ award and 25 National awards for 2016 to master craft persons, at an event held in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, on 14th September 2018?
    1) Craft Master
    2) Master Mind
    3) Shilp Guru
    4) Craft Guru
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Shilp Guru
    Explanation:
    On September 14, 2018, Union Minister of Textiles Smriti Zubin Irani presented ‘Shilp Guru’ and National Award for the year 2016 at a function held at Raipur, Chhattisgarh. 8 ‘Shilp guru’ and 25 National awards were presented. Since 2014, handicraft items worth Rs. 1 lakh 26 thousand crores had been exported from India. About 17 lakh craft persons had been provided with identity cards since 2016.
  15. Ministry of Steel presented Secondary Steel sector awards for the first time, to how many mini steel companies at an event in New Delhi, on 13th September 2018?
    1) 56
    2) 14
    3) 45
    4) 26
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) 26
    Explanation:
    On 13th September 2018, Ministry of Steel presented Secondary Steel sector awards for the first time, to 26 mini steel companies at an event in New Delhi. The mini steel companies were honoured for their contribution to the national economy. The awards were presented by Union Minister of Steel, Chaudhary Birender Singh. 12 companies were given Gold Certificates and 14 companies were given Silver Certificates for their performance during 2016-17.
  16. Goura Chandra Mohapatra passed away following old age related ailments, at a hospital in Bhadrak district, Odisha, on 11th September 2018. He was a ____?
    1) Politician
    2) Educationalist
    3) Cricketer
    4) Freedom Fighter
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Freedom Fighter
    Explanation:
    On 11th September 2018, freedom fighter Goura Chandra Mohapatra passed away following old age related ailments, at a hospital in Bhadrak district, Odisha. Goura Chandra Mohapatra was 104 years old. He was son of nationalist poet Kanta Kabi Laxmikant Mohapatra. He had participated in the Quit India movement and later worked in academics. He worked for social upliftment. He was the youngest prisoner jailed in Berhampur Circle Jail in 1942, during Quit India Movement.
  17. When was Hindi Diwas celebrated across India?
    1) September 14
    2) September 12
    3) September 11
    4) September 10
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) September 14
    Explanation:
    On 14th September 2018, Hindi Diwas was celebrated across India. On 14th September 1949, the Constituent Assembly adopted Hindi written in Devanagari as the official language of India. An event was held on the occasion of Hindi Diwas in New Delhi, in which Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu presented Rajbhasha Awards to chiefs of various departments, Ministries and offices for their remarkable performances in promoting Hindi. Home Minister Rajnath Singh presided over the event.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Where is Indravati National Park located?
    Answer
      Chhattisgarh
  2. Name the Secretary of Ministry of Steel?
    Answer
      Binoy Kumar
  3. Who is the Governor of Odisha?
    Answer
      Prof. Ganeshi Lal
  4. Where is Rajgir Wildlife Sanctuary located?
    Answer
      Bihar
  5. What is the capital and currency of Russia?
    Answer
      Capital – Moscow; Currency – Russian Ruble