Miscellaneous | Current Affairs
Question 1: United Nation’s International Day of Older Persons is observed on ________
A: October 1
B: October 5
C: October 12
D: October 15
Question 2: Ambedkar Social Innovation and Incubation Mission is a project launched by which Union Ministry?
A: Union Ministry of Labour and Employment
B: Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry
C: Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
D: Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Question 3: Which country is taking part in a joint mission to Venus in 2025, announced by ISRO recently?
Question 4: Which country has launched the world’s first asteroid mining robot into space in November 2020?
Question 5: Which airplane has been retrofitted by Indian government with advanced systems to be used as Air India 1 for exclusive travel of VVIPs?
A: Boeing 777-300 ER
B: Boeing 737 Max
C: Boeing 777X
D: Boeing Nextgeneration 737
Question 6: Stepanakert is the capital of ______________
B: Nagarno Karabakh
Question 7: What is the average height and weight of Indian men as per the revised bench mark issued by National Institute of Nutrition?
A: 5.5 ft. and 65 kg
B: 5.8 ft. and 70 kg
C: 5.8 ft. and 65 kg
D: 5.10 ft. and 70 kg
Question 8: Which country has begun trial of its first hydrogen powered train, recently?
Question 9: Name the Operation launched by Indian Army to occupy and control the strategic heights along the Line of Actual Control [LAC] in eastern Ladakh
A: Operation Mountain Lion
B: Operation Snow Leopard
C: Operation Vijay
D: Operation Dragon Head
Question 10: The Atal tunnel inaugurated recently was constructed by __________
A: Border Roads Organisation
B: Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
C: Reliance Infrastructure Ltd
D: Army Engineering Corps
Answers and Solutions
Solution: The theme for this year is “Pandemics: Do They Change How We Address Age and Ageing?”
Solution: This project is launched to promote innovation and provide concessional finance to SC students and entrepreneurs.
It was inaugurated by Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment
Solution: French space agency is called CNES [National Centre for Space Studies]
VIRAL [Venus Infrared Atmospheric Gases Linker] instrument co-developed by ROSCOSMOS, Russian Federal Space Agency and LATMOS atmospheres, environments and space observations laboratory attached to the CNRS [National Scientific Research Centre] France has been selected by ISRO for the project .
ISRO chairman is Dr.K Sivan
CNES President is Jean-Yves Le Gall
Solution: The robot was launched into space by a private company called Origin Space in Beijing, China
The launch was to test the technological capabilities of the robot and to find out how well it can identify and extract valuable resources on asteroids.
Solution: Two airplanes belonging to the category and owned by Air India were retrofitted with advanced air defence systems at Boeing’s factory at Dallas Fort Worth in Texas, USA and were flown back to India. These aircrafts called Air India 1 will be used exclusively for travel by VVIPs like President, Vice President and Prime Minister. The ownership of the aircrafts was transferred from Air India to Indian Air Force and IAF pilots will be flying the plane henceforth.
Solution: Armenia and Azerbaijan were recently engaged in a deadly military conflict over the break-away province of Nagorno Karabakh.
Solution: The average height and weight of Indian women is 5.3 feet [162 cm] and 55 Kg
Solution: The train named as Hydro FLEX uses hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity, water and heat and does not emit harmful gases.
The train is expected to commence operation by 2023
Solution: The Indian army launched Operation Snow Leopard to occupy and control the strategic heights in the Galwan valley on the south and north banks of Pangong Tso and at other locations in eastern Ladakh to keep a hawk eye vigil on the Chinese held positions.
The operation was launched after China refused to move back from the areas it has occupied in the Indian Territory since April 2020 and to restore the status quo as on 01 st of April 2020.
The army secretly and swiftly occupied the hills such as Black Top, Gurung Hill, Rejang La, Magar Hill, Reaching La and Helmet Top in the first week of September 2020 and has equipped the soldiers stationed on these heights with logistics, weapons, ammunition etc. and has set up secure supply lines to these positions.
This has given India a strategic advantage as all Chinese actions can be easily monitored and any further aggressions can be effectively defended.
Solution: Atal tunnel is the world’s longest high way tunnel with a length of 9.02 Km. It is built under the Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh and connects Manali to Lahaul-Spiti valley. It is situated at a height of 3000 metres above sea level and provides yearlong connectivity to Leh and Ladakh. It is built through the Pir Panjal range of Himalayas and reduces the distance by 46 km between Manali and Leh and reduces the travel time by 4 to 5 hours
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