Let’s discuss MCQ Current Affairs 30 May

Which state is going to implement K-FON project? (South Indian state topic, important for UPSC)

  1. Karnataka
  2. Kerala
  3. Tamil Nadu
  4. Telangana

Ans: 2

Kerala Government, K-FON (Kerala Fibre Optic Network) project is going to be implemented by December 2020. The project aims to provide free high-speed Internet connection to over 20 lakh BPL families in the state. The project will also provide Net connectivity at an affordable rate for families that do not fall in the BPL bracket. The project aims to link all the houses and offices in the state with an optical fibre network.

Goa statehood day is observed on which day? (Historical fact)

  1. 29 May
  2. 30 May
  3. 28 May
  4. 27 may

Ans: 2

Indian Army launched Operation Vijay on 19th December 1961 and annexed Goa, Daman Diu, Anjediva islands from Portuguese. That time Portuguese Governor-General in India was Manuel Antonio Vassalo e Silva.

Goa, along with Daman and Diu admitted to India as the union territory of India. On 30 May 1987, the union territory was split, and Goa was made India’s twenty-fifth state, with Daman and Diu remaining a union territory.

World No Tobacco Day is celebrated on ……

  1. 30 May
  2. 31 May
  3. 28 May
  4. 29 May

Ans: 2

The day is celebrated to create awareness about the dangers of using tobacco. It was adopted in 1987 by the WHO.

Theme: Protecting Youth

Which initiative of an NGO in India has been listed in the top 10 global initiatives to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by UN Envoy on Youth? (very important COVID-19 related current affair)

  1.  Khudol
  4. Atma Nirbhar

Ans: 1

An initiative of a Manipur based NGO Ya_All. It helped in providing Safe quarantine for transgenders to fight against COVID-19 in Imphal.

What is the name of the AI-based chatbot launched by NPCI? (Science & Technology current affair)

  1. SAi
  2. PAi
  3. MGi
  4. NPi

Ans: 2

It is launched by NPCI to create awareness about its products like FASTag, RuPay, UPI, AePS on a real-time basis. The chatbot PAi would help users with access to accurate information on NPCI products.

The chatbot, PAi will be available round the clock, customers can ask their queries in English and Hindi through text or voice on the websites of NPCI, RuPay, and UPI Chalega.

It is developed by Bengaluru based startup CoRover Private Limited

Which Financial Institution has signed $177 million loan to upgrade roads in Maharashtra with Indian Govt?

  1. World Bank
  2. New Development Bank
  3. Asian development bank
  4. Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Ans: 3

Under this project, 450 kilometers (km) of state highways and major district roads in the state of Maharashtra will be upgraded.

It aims to improve connectivity between rural areas and urban centers in Maharashtra.

Find out the correct statement about Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (Scheme current affair, very important for exams)

  1.  the highest ever investment of Rs. 20050 crores in the fisheries sector
  2. The scheme will be implemented over a period of 5 years from FY 2020-21 to FY 2024-25 in all States/Union Territories
  3. It is 100% Central govt-funded scheme
  4. The scheme will only be implemented in Coastal states of India
  5. For the first time, insurance coverage for fishing vessels is being introduced
  • a. 1 only
  • b. 1,2 , 3 & 5
  • c. 1, 2 & 5
  • d. 1 & 4

Ans: c

It is not a 100% central govt-funded scheme. The scheme has a Central govt share of Rs. 9407 crore, State govt share of Rs 4880 crore and Beneficiaries contribution of Rs. 5763 crore.

Union Cabinet meeting held on 20th May approved the “Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY).

It will generate about 55 lakh direct and indirect employment

Doubling export earnings from Rs.46,589 crores (2018-19) to Rs.1,00,000 crore by 2024-25.

More focus would be given for fisheries development in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Islands, Northeast, and other Aspirational Districts.

Recently India has signed the 2nd addendum Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade with which country? (Treaty current affairs, International Relation)

  1. Bangladesh
  2. Nepal
  3. Pakistan
  4. Bhutan

Ans: 1

The agreement was signed at Dhaka on 2oth May. First time this protocol was signed in 1972, revised in 2015.

  • The number of Indo Bangladesh Protocol (IBP) routes increased from 8 to 10.
    • Sonamura- Daudkhandi stretch of the Gumti river (93 Km) river route is included.
    • The other IBP route: Operationalization of Rajshahi-Dhulian-Rajshahi Routes and their Extension up to Aricha (270 km)
  • five more Ports of Call and two more extended Ports of Call have been added to each side.
    • Five newly added ports of call on Indian side are Dhulian, Maia, Kolaghat, Sonamura and Jogigopha while Rajshahi, Sultanganj, Chilmari, Daudkandi and Bahadurabad are on the Bangladesh side.
    • Two extended Ports of Call on India side are Tribeni (Bandel), West Bengal and Badarpur, Assam while Ghorasal and Muktarpur on the Bangladesh side.
  • India and Bangladesh have agreed to start the trade between Chilmari (Bangladesh) and Dhubri (India) through the use of shallow draft mechanized vessels.

Recently Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has launched a scheme to solarize which among the following UNESCO World Heritage site? (Art & Culture Current affair)

  1. Taj Mahal
  2. Sun Temple
  3. Ajanta Caves
  4. Humayun’s Tomb

Ans: 2

Recently central govt has launched a scheme to solarize Konark town and Konark sun temple completely in Odisha. The scheme anticipates a 10-megawatt (MW) grid-connected solar project and various solar off-grid applications such as solar trees and solar drinking water kiosks.

The project is implemented through 100 percent central financial assistance (CFA) support of around Rs. 25 crores from the MNRE

The Sun temple or Surya Mandir was built king Narasimhadeva I of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty in about 1250 CE. It got UNESCO World Heritage site status in 1984. It is dedicated to the Hindu God Surya. The Konark temple follows the traditional style of Kalinga architecture. It was also called the “Black Pagoda”. Every year Hindus gather here for the Chandrabhaga Mela around the month of February.

What is the new name of NASA’s WFIRST Hubble Telescope? (very important space & technology current affair)

  1. Nancy Grace Roman
  2. James E. Webb
  3. Thomas O Paine
  4. Richard H Truly

Ans: 1

The space agency NASA has renamed its next-generation space telescope- Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), after the space agency’s first chief astronomer Nancy Grace Roman. Nancy Grace Roman is considered as the mother of Hubble Space Telescope, which was launched 30 years ago.

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