GK & Current Affairs Quiz: September 19, 2017
First Published: September 19, 2017 | Last Updated:March 16, 2018
Which city hosted the first-ever National Conference on “Mission Mode to address Under-Nutrition”?
[C] New Delhi
The first ever National Conference on “Mission Mode to address Under-Nutrition” was successfully held in New Delhi on September 19, 2017. The conference was organized by the Ministry of Women & Child Development in collaboration with Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, keeping in mind the goal of “Mission Malnutrition Free India-2022”. The Ministry of Women & Child Development will soon issue new guidelines on supplementary nutrition in this regard in the next few days which will supersede all existing guidelines. Similarly, a separate self contained protocol for severely and acutely malnourished (SAM) children will also be issued shortly. The Minister also highlighted the importance of child protection alongwith nutrition.
Soniya, who won gold at the Ahmet Comert Boxing Championships for youth women, is related to which weight category?
India have signed off with a rich haul of one gold, four silver, and three bronze medals at the Ahmet Comert Boxing Championships for youth women boxers in Istanbul, Turkey. Soniya (48kg) gave India the lone gold medal by defeating Kazakhstan’s Zhazira Urakabeva in her summit clash. The rest of the four Indian finalists settled for silver medals after going down in their respective bouts. The silver winners for India were Niharika Gonella (75kg), Shashi Chopra (57kg), Parveen (54kg), and Ankushita Boro (64kg). Earlier, Tilotama Chanu (60kg), Jyoti Gulia (48kg), Lalita (64kg) and Manisha (69kg) had to be content with bronze medals after losing their respective semifinal bouts.
Who will be the new chief of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)?
[B] Rajni Kant Mishra
[C] Rakesh Srivastava
[D] Virendra Kumar
Rajni Kant Mishra, a 1984 batch Uttar Pradesh cadre IPS officer, will be the new chief of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). He will succeed Archana Ramasundaram, who is set to retire on September 30, 2017. The decision was taken by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. Mishra will hold the post till his superannuation on August 31, 2019, from the date of assumption of charge of the post or until further orders.
Which state government has launched Shaheed Gram Vikas Yojana to provide houses to freedom fighters?
[B] Uttar Pradesh
The Jharkhand Government has launched the Shaheed Gram Vikas Yojana at Ulihatu in Khunti district of Jharkhand. Ulihatu is the birthplace of Jharkhand’s tribal icon Birsa Munda. The purpose of the scheme is to develop villages of freedom fighters in the state. Under this scheme, villages of many tribal freedom fighters will be developed and their habitats will be provided basic amenities. Birsa Munda was a freedom fighter, religious leader, and folk hero who belonged to the Munda tribe from Chhotanagpur area. He is known for leading Munda rebellion towards end of 19th century against British Raj.
Dr K S Chugh, the father of nephrology in India has passed away. He hailed from which state?
Dr Kirpal Singh Chugh (85), the father of nephrology in India, has passed away in Chandigarh on September 17, 2017. Dr Chugh was emeritus professor and former head of department of nephrology at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh. He was a recipient of several national and international awards, including the Padma Shri. Presently, he was working with Fortis Hospital at Mohali. Dr Chugh had 413 papers, including 38 chapters, published in national and international journals and books. The International Society of Nephrology had acknowledged Dr Chugh’s pioneering work and contributions and had included him amongst 50 legends in nephrology.
Who will be new Director General of the National Investigation Agency (NIA)?
[B] Parameswaran Iyer
[C] Nitin Yadav
[D] YC Modi
YC Modi, a 1984 batch IPS officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre, has been appointed as Director General of National Investigation Agency (NIA) and will hold the post till his superannuation, i.e. May 31, 2021. He will take over from incumbent NIA Chief Sharad Kumar Sinha after he completes his tenure on October 30, 2017. Currently, Modi is special director in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). NIA was set up after an Act was enacted on December 31, 2008. The federal probe agency is tasked with probing terrorism and terror-financing related cases.
The Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary (NWS) is located in which state?
[B] Himachal Pradesh
[C] Jammu & Kashmir
The Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary (NWS) is located between Bhandara district and Gondia district of Maharashtra and covers an area of 152.81 square kilometres. This sanctuary has a number of fish, 34 species of mammals, 166 species of birds, 36 species of reptiles and four species of amphibians. Apart from this, this sanctuary is a home of many interesting varieties of frogs and toads like Tree-frog, Bull-frog, Six-toed frog, an uncommon toad; Ramanella Montana etc.
Which high level committee has recommended that NRIs who harass or desert their wives could face cancellation of passport?
[B] Arvind Kumar Goel committee
[C] S K Subbulakshmi committee
[D] Verendra Sena committee
The high-level committee headed by retired judge Arvind Kumar Goel has recommended that Non-resident Indians (NRIs) who harass or desert their wives could face impoundment or cancellation of their passport. The panel has also recommended that cases of domestic violence be included in the scope of extradition treaties that India inks with other countries. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has constituted the committee in May 2017 to look into various legal and regulatory challenges and suggest measures to address them due to several complaints lodged by women deserted by their NRI husbands.
Which union minister will inaugurate the first ‘Pension Adalat’ in New Delhi?
[B] D. V. Sadananda Gowda
[C] Jitendra Singh
[D] Narendra Singh Tomar
Dr Jitendra Singh, the Minister of State for Public Grievances and Pensions, will inaugurate the first Pension Adalat in New Delhi on September 20, 2017. The Pension Adalats is being convened with the objective of bringing the aggrieved pensioner, the concerned department, the bank on a common table so that such cases can be settled within the framework of extant rules. Dr Singh will also award the pensioners for their outstanding contribution towards Anubhav- a platform for retiring employees for sharing their experience of working with government. The workshop on Pre-Retirement Counseling (PRC) of 300 retiring central government employees is also scheduled to be held. The objective of this workshop is to create awareness about the post-retirement entitlements as well as an advance planning for life after retirement.
Which GST committee on exports has been constituted by the Union Finance Ministry?
[B] Etela Rajender committee
[C] Hasmukh Adhia committee
[D] Sushil Modi committee
The Union government has constituted a GST Committee on Exports headed by revenue secretary Dr Hasmukh Adhia to look into issues of export sector and to recommend suitable strategy for helping the export sector in the post-GST scenario to the GST Council. On September 19, the Adhia – headed panel is meeting in New Delhi to deliberate on the issues faced by the industry under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and holding discussion with representatives from 8 export promotion associations the difficulties faced by the exporters. Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia is also attending the meet. The panel is mandated to recommend to the GST Council a suitable strategy for helping the export sector in the post-GST set-up.