GK & Current Affairs Quiz: September 27, 2017
First Published: September 27, 2017 | Last Updated:March 16, 2018
The Union government has set up special fund ‘DPIDF’ to boost dairy sector. What does “DPIDF” stands for?
[B] Dairy Processing and Internal Development Fund
[C] Dairy Processing and Infrastructure Development Fund
[D] Dairy Processing and Internet Development Fund
The Union government has set up the Dairy Processing and Infrastructure Development Fund (DPIDF) worth Rs 10,881 crore to boost the dairy sector. With this investment, 95 lakh farmers from about 50,000 villages would be benefited. The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and the National Cooperative Development Cooperation (NCDC) will utilise DPIDF to provide the loan for building an efficient milk procurement system and other infrastructure. The DPIDF will focus on building an efficient milk procurement system by setting up infrastructure and installing electronic milk adulteration testing equipment, besides creating and expanding infrastructure and manufacturing faculties for the value-added products for milk unions and milk companies.
What is the theme of 2017 World Tourism Day (WTD)?
[B] Sustainable tourism – a tool for development
[C] Tourism for all – promoting universal accessibility
[D] Tourism opens doors for women
The World Tourism Day (WTD) is observed every year on September 27 to raise awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. The 2017 theme “Sustainable tourism – a tool for development” is dedicated to explore the contribution of tourism to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). On the occasion of World Tourism Day, President Ram Nath Kovind will give away the National Tourism Awards and will Launch Incredible India 2.0 Campaign in New Delhi.
Who has been officially sworn-in as the new President of Angola?
[B] Paulo Kassoma
[C] Joao Nascimento
[D] Jose Santos
Joao Manuel Goncalves Lourenco, the leader of People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), has been officially sworn-in as the new President of Angola on September 26, 2017. With this, he became the first new leader in the oil-rich southern African nation in almost four decades. He succeeded Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has been in power since 1979. Lourenco will be Angola’s first head of state to be constitutionally limited to serving two five-year terms.
The Ghatigaon Wildlife Sanctuary (GWS) is located in which state?
[D] Madhya Pradesh
The Ghatigaon Wildlife Sanctuary (GWS) is located near Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh and covers an area of 511 square kilometers. The sanctuary is also as the Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary. It houses many varieties of flora such as Khair, Murjan, Palash, Seja, Dhawada, Royenja, Ghote, Beweg, Dhaman, Salai, Heans and Katli. The sanctuary is also a home to the blackbuck, chital, monkey, wolf, blue bull, wild boar, fox and hyena.
Which country to host the South Asian Boxing Championship (SABC)-2017?
The 2017 South Asian Boxing Championship (SABC) will be held in Guwahati, Assam from December 6 to 10. This is first time India will host the championship, which will see a potential blockbuster clash against arch-rivals Pakistan besides other SAARC countries — Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, among others. Apart from this, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has announced that India will also host the ‘India International Open tournament’ in New Delhi on January 2017.
The Maharashtra government has signed pact with which country for infra projects?
[B] South Korea
The Maharashtra government has recently signed MoU with South Korea in Seoul for increased co-operation in infrastructure projects like development of smart cities, roads, airports and metros. The MoU is to help with implementation strategy, legal systems, policies, technologies and information in infrastructure development. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is on a three-day tour to South Korea and Singapore.
Who is the newly appointed CMD of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)?
[B] Nirmala Kaur
[C] K S Rajput
[D] Dinesh Sarraf
Shashi Shanker has been appointed Chairman and Managing Director of India’s biggest oil and gas producer, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) till March 31, 2021. Currently, he is director (Technical and Field Services) at ONGC and will take over the charge as CMD from October 1.He will succeed Dinesh K Sarraf, who retires on September 30.
Which state government has launched Sishu Abond Matru Mrityuhara Purna Nirakaran Abhijan (Sampurna) yojna for pregnant women?
The Odisha Government has launched Sishu Abond Matru Mrityuhara Purna Nirakaran Abhijan (Sampurna) Yojna for pregnant women, in Odisha. Under the scheme, the state government will provide Rs.1,000 as transport cost for pregnant women to travel to the hospital. The main purpose of this scheme is to reduce the death ration of the newborn child and mother mortality rate. Around 7853 villages will be covered under the scheme. This scheme will be implemented in the areas where 102/108 ambulances cannot reach.
Which state government has launched ‘Vision-2025’ project to seek public opinion for their dream state?
[C] Andhra Pradesh
The Karnataka Government has recently launched ‘Vision-2025’ project across the state with an aim to draft policy for the development of the state in next seven years by seeking the opinion of the public. Under the project, the state government would seek public opinion on how they want their dream state to be in the next seven years. Officials will collect the required information after discussing with public representatives and the general public. They will then bring out a draft vision policy for the year 2025, portions of which would be incorporated in the manifesto of ruling Congress. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has also launched the website ‘www.navakarnataka2025.in’ on this occasion.
Sumit Nagal, who bagged gold at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, is associated with which sports?
Sumit Nagal from India has won gold medal in the men’s singles tennis event of Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games with a dominating win over compatriot Vijay Sundar Prashanth in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on September 27, 2017. Nagal outplayed Prashanth 6-1, 6-1 in the all-Indian final as he broke him five times in the match. It was the second medal for Prashanth in the tournament, having won gold in the men’s doubles with reigning singles national champion Vishnu Vardhan. Overall, India won five medals — two gold and three silver medals — from tennis. With 9 gold, 12 silver and 19 bronze, India finished the Games at 11th position. Hosts Turkmenistan topped the medals tally with 89 gold, 70 silver and 86 bronze, followed by China and Iran.