India Current Affairs [Nation & States] MCQs
41. Which Union Ministry is associated with ‘Metro Railways Act 2002’?
[A] Ministry of Finance
[B] Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
[C] Ministry of Home Affairs
[D] Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
Correct Answer: B [Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs]
Metro Railways (Operation & Maintenance) Act 2002 is the law that governs the operations of metro rail systems across India.
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs recently proposed amendments to this Act to ensure that no asset of any metro rail can be attached.
42. World Bank approved 100 million USD loan for implementation of State Capability and Resilient Growth Program of which state?
Correct Answer: A [Odisha]
The World Bank approved 100 million USD loan for the implementation of the Odisha State Capability and Resilient Growth Program.
This program will help the state strengthen early forecasting system for disaster management and provide social protection coverage for vulnerable households.
43. The Supreme Court set aside the orders of I&B Ministry and Kerala High Court, which refused to renew license of which channel?
[A] Alt News
[B] Media One
[C] News Minute
Correct Answer: B [Media One]
The Supreme Court set aside the orders passed by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) on January 31, 2022, and the Kerala High Court on March 2, 2022, refusing to renew Malayalam news channel Media One’s broadcast license.
The apex court recently quashed the ‘sealed cover’ ban on Media One after the channel argued that it went against the principles of natural justice.
44. Which state/UT launched the ‘Directorate of Paribar’ to have better connect with the people of the state within country and across the world?
[A] West Bengal
[C] Andhra Pradesh
Correct Answer: B [Odisha]
The establishment of the Directorate of Odisha Paribar was approved recently by the state cabinet. It will be the one-stop point of contact and support system for Odias dwelling in other parts of India and across the world.
The Directorate of Odisha Parivar will be under the Department of Odia Language, Literature and Culture to have better connect with Pravasi Odias within the country and across the world.
45. As of 2023, a woman who adopts a child at the age below three months old is entitled for maternity leave of how many weeks?
Correct Answer: B [Twelve]
The Section 5(4) of the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 allows woman who adopts a child at the age below three months old to be entitled for 12 weeks of maternity leave.
The Supreme Court has recently agreed to hear a petition challenging this provision.
46. ‘Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve’ is located in a region spanning across which states?
[A] Tamil Nadu- Kerala
[B] Andhra Pradesh -Telangana
[C] Andhra Pradesh- Tamil Nadu
[D] Maharashtra- Karnataka
Correct Answer: B [Andhra Pradesh -Telangana]
Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve is the largest tiger reserve in India, spanning across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
To ensure smooth traffic flow, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has enabled FASTag-based payments at forest entry points across Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve (NSTR).
47. Which state/UT has recently set up a ‘Directorate of Minority Affairs’?
[C] West Bengal
Correct Answer: B [Nagaland]
The state government of Nagaland has set up a Directorate of Minority Affairs under the Planning and Transformation Department.
It will be responsible for managing various schemes and programmes under the Union Ministry of Minority Affairs.
48. Which is the first state to get India’s first pod taxi project?
[B] Uttar Pradesh
[C] West Bengal
Correct Answer: B [Uttar Pradesh]
The Yamuna Authority has approved India’s first pod tax project’s revamped Detailed Project Report (DPR) and Bid document.
Pod taxi is a fast and environmentally-friendly automated car capable of carrying travellers from one place to another. Uttar Pradesh is the first state to get pod taxi.
49. The statue of Late Nathuram Mirdha was recently inaugurated in which state?
[D] Arunachal Pradesh
Correct Answer: B [Rajasthan]
Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar unveiled the statue of Late Nathuram Mirdha, former Member of Parliament, freedom fighter and a popular farmers’ leader in Merta City, Nagaur, Rajasthan.
Nathuram Mirdha was a six-time Member of Lok Sabha and served as a Union Minister from 1979-80 and 1989-90.
50. Which institution organises the ‘Operation Dhvast’?
[A] Coast Guard
[B] National Investigation Agency
[C] Indian Navy
[D] Reserve Bank of India
Correct Answer: B [National Investigation Agency]
As part of the Operation Dhvast, a massive day-long operation was conducted by the National Investigation Agency.
This operation was conducted in 8 states in terrorist-gangster-drug smugglers nexus cases, along with Haryana Police and Punjab Police.
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