Current Affairs Quiz: December 20, 2019
December 20, 2019 May 21, 2021
1. The Jalasathi program was launched by which state government?
[B] Andhra Pradesh
[D] Tamil Nadu
Correct Answer: C [Odisha]
The Jalasathi program was recently launched by the Odisha state government for providing access to safe drinking water supply to all households. A dedicated app was also launched along with it. Point of Sale machines and kits for testing water quality were distributed to women volunteers called ‘Jalasathis’.
2. What is Andhra Pradesh’s OCTOPUS?
[A] Science research institute
[B] Water management authority
[C] Anti-encroachment drive
[D] Counter-terrorism unit
Correct Answer: D [Counter-terrorism unit]
OCTOPUS is a counter-terrorism force of Andhra Pradesh. OCTOPUS or Organisation for Counter-Terrorist Operations is an elite unit and was recently assigned as a security cover for the state’s Chief Minister. It was formed for the first time in 2007.
3. Which state is in talks to develop 3 decentralized capitals instead of one?
[C] Andhra Pradesh
Correct Answer: C [Andhra Pradesh]
The state government of Andhra Pradesh is in talks to develop 3 decentralised capitals instead of one. The state is in talks to develop Amaravati as the legislative capital, Visakhapatnam as the executive capital and Kurnool as the judicial capital.
4. The upcoming 2020 Raisinia Dialogue is to deal with what topic?
[A] Infrastructure Development
[C] Climate Change
[D] Wildlife conservation
Correct Answer: B [Geopolitics]
The Raisinia Dialogue is a flagship platform of India in geoeconomics and geopolitics. The ministry of external affairs organises this event annually in collaboration with the Observer Research Foundation (ORF). The 2020 edition is to be conducted from January 14th to 16th in New Delhi.
5. The Mukhyamantri Suposhan Abhiyan is a scheme of which state?
[C] West Bengal
Correct Answer: A [Chhattisgarh]
The Suposhan Abhiyan is a scheme of the Chhattisgarh state government. The state recently conducted information dissemination drives in local languages under this scheme to create awareness about the various government initiatives to the forest dwellers and tribal people of the region.
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