CURRENT BY - DIKSHA TRIPATHI
Diksha Tripathi from Lucknow Bachelor's in Commerce from Lucknow University M.B.A. Graduate from BBD University Cleared IBPS MAINS 2014 and NICL 2013 Appeared IBPS PO, SBI PO, NICL,IB, UPSC PRELIMS, SSC CGL PRELIMS UPSC & 2018 UPPCS 2018 ASPIRANT Reading ,Writing , teaching FOLLOW ME AT https://unacademy.com/user/Deeksha@23
1.India's fastest and first multi-peta-flops supercomputer "Pratyush" has established at whiclh institute? [A] Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (lIRS) Dehradurn [B] Central Institute of Technology (CIT) Kokrajhar [C] Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Gwalior [D] Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) Pune
CorrectAnswer: D [Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) Punel Explanation:Dr Harsh Vardhan, the Union Minister of Earth Sciences (MoES), has dedicated India's fastest and first multi-peta-flops supercomputer "Pratyush' to the nation in Pune on January 8, 2018. The supercomputer has been established at Pune-based Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) and will be a national facility for improving weather and climate forecasts under the umbrella of the MoES. This facility is part of Ministry's continuous endeavor to provide world class forecast services to the citizens of India through upgrading various operational and research activities and the needed infrastructure. Petaflops is a measure of a computer's processing speed.
2.Which Indian personality will be conferred with the France's highest order of merit Legion of Honour at the 42nd International Kolkata Book Fair 2018? [A] Soumitra Chattopadhyay [B] Priyanka Chopra [C] Deepika Padukone [D] Amitabh Bachchan
Correct Answer: A [Soumitra Chattopadhyay] Explanation:Soumitra Chattopadhyay (82), the legendary film and theatre actor, will be conferred with the France's highest order of merit 'Legion of Honour at the 42nd International Kolkata Book Fair 2018. The honour will be bestowed on the actor who starred in many of Satyajit Ray's iconic films by French culture and communication minister Francoise Nyssen in Kolkata. The book fair will open on January 30 and conclude on February 11. Chattopadhyay acted in several of Ray's films,including Apur Sansar, Abhijan, Charulata, Aranyer Din Ratri and Sonar Kella.
3.Which Indian-origin personality has been appointed as the Chairman of the Geneva-based World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)? [A] Bhupendra Kainthola [B] Sunny Verghese [C] Gurdip Singh [D] Sunil Chauhan
Correct Answer: B [Sunny Verghese] Explanation:Sunny Verghese, the Singapore-based Indian- origin businessman, has been appointed as the Chairman of the Geneva-based World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). He succeeded Paul Polman, the CEO of Unilever, on January 1 and will serve a two-year term The WBCSD is a global network of more than 200 CEOs who are responsible for a combined revenue of more than $8.5 trillion and 19 million employees.
4.Which state has become the first Indian state to launch High-Risk Pregnancy (HRP) portal? [A] Punjab B] Kerala [C] Haryana [D] Uttar Pradesh
CorrectAnswer: C [Haryana] Explanation:Haryana has become the first Indian state to launch High-Risk Pregnancy (HRP) portal which helps in early identification of high-risk pregnant cases up to the grass-roots level and ensures their timely referral to the civil hospitals for further management and delivery by specialists. The High Risk Pregnancy Policy has been implemented across the State since November 2017, for identifying 100% name-based high-risk pregnancy cases, and ensuring their delivery by specialists at civil hospitals. This initiative will definitely increase the pace of decline in Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Still Birth Incidence as morbidity and mortality is quite high in high risk pregnant cases, if not managed timely
Correct Answer: C [Arunachal Pradesh] Explanation:Soon, India's second Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) will be set up by the Union Government in Arunachal Pradesh as part of tapping the potential of the Northeastern region. The first FTIl was set up in Pune, an autonomous institute operating under the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B). Film actor Anupam Kher is the current Chairman of this institute.
Correct Answer: D [Gujarat] Explanation:According to recently released report by Union Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Gujarat has topped the Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) index. Among 22 states, Punjab has acquired 2nd position followed by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra. Among the Union Territories, Daman & Diu occupied the top slot followed by Delhi and Chandigarh. As regards the hilly states, Tripura was on top followed by Mizoram and Meghalaya
Correct Answer: A [Narendra Modi] Explanation:Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the first-ever Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) Parliamentary Conference in the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra (PBK) in Delhi on January 9, 2018. Approx 124 Members of Parliament (MP) and 17 mayors from 23 countries will participate in this conference. The conference is a way of reaching out to the Indian community overseas by the Central government. The event will have two thematic sessions, the first one will have as special guest senior Congress leader and chairman of the parliamentary committee on external affairs, Shashi Tharoor. The session will be presided over by Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.
9.The 2018 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated on which date in India? [A] January 8 B] January 10 [C] January 9 [D] January 11
Correct Answer: C [January 9] Explanation:The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated every year orn January 9 to mark the contribution of Overseas Indian community in the development of India. The day was chosen to commemorate the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to India in 1915, which led India's freedom struggle and changed the lives of Indians forever.