1.‘(Atal Innovation Mission) AIM-Sirius Innovation Programme’ has been launched for the students of India and which country?
[D] South Korea
Explanation: Russia’s SIRIUS and Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) has recently launched ‘AIM–Sirius Innovation Programme 3.0’. It is a 14-day virtual programme for Indian and Russian schoolchildren. It is also the first Indo-Russian bilateral youth innovation initiative, which envisages to develop technological solutions for both countries. ©navclasses
2.Where is the ‘National Rail and Transportation Institute’ located?
Explanation: ‘National Rail and Transportation Institute’ (NRTI) is the first and only transportation university of India, which is located in Vadodara, Gujarat. NRTI has recently launched seven new programmes including Undergraduate, MBA and MSc. The MSc programme is offered in partnership with the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom whereas the MBA programs focus at Transportation and Supply Chain Management. ©navclasses
3.Operation ‘Calypso’, which was seen in news recently, is associated with which field?
[A] Drug Smuggling
[B] Money Laundering
[C] Child Trafficking
[D] Tax evasion
Explanation: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has recently cracked an international drug smuggling racket under the operation codenamed as ‘Calypso’. It was carried out in Mumbai and Udaipur, Rajasthan for three days. More than half a kg of cocaine couriered from Trinidad & Tobago to Mumbai was seized by DRI. Four persons involved in the drug smuggling were also arrested. ©navclasses
4.The International version of which government application has been launched by the Union IT Minister?
[C] SWACHH BHARAT
Explanation: Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad launched the UMANG’s international version in coordination with Ministry of External Affairs for select countries including USA, UK, Canada, Australia, UAE, Netherlands, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. An online conference was organized to mark the occasion of 3 years of UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance) and a milestone of 2000 plus services. The app will help Indian international students, NRIs and Indian tourists to avail the services of the Government. ©navclasses
5.Where is the headquarters of the Airports Authority of India located?
[B] New Delhi
Explanation: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is a statutory body working under the Ministry of Civil Aviation. It was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in New Deli. Airports Authority of India (AAI) commenced Aviation Safety Awareness Week 2020 from 23rd November to 27th November 2020. It is being observed at all airports and Airport Navigation Service (ANS) locations managed by AAI across India. ©navclasses
6.Which company has won the bid to construct the India’s Parliament building?
[A] Adani Group
[B] Tata Projects
[C] GMR Projects
[D] BGR Infrastructure
Explanation: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the stone for the new Parliamentary Building, thus kick starting its construction. Tata Group has won the bid for constructing the triangular shaped Parliamentary Building. The building is being constructed as a part of Central Vista redevelopment project, and is expected to be completed by 2022 at an estimated cost of Rs.971 crore. ©navclasses
7.What is the name of the initiative of India, to launch movie series for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation diplomats?
Explanation: The Indian Embassy in Beijing recently launched a movie series “CinemaSCOpe”, for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). Under the programme, over two dozen Indian films dubbed in Russian, will be screened on a monthly basis. The screening will continue till India’s chairmanship of the SCO ‘Council of Heads of State’ meeting in 2023. ©navclasses
8.What is target set for natural gas in India’s total Energy mix by 2030?
Explanation: The Union Minister for Oil and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan has stated that India has set a target of 15% for natural gas in the total energy mix of the country by 2030. The existing share of natural gas in energy mix is 6.2%. The government has aimed to create a natural gas infrastructure with an investment of USD 60 billion by the year 2024. ©navclasses
9.The 100th Kisan Rail of India has been flagged off between Maharashtra and which other state?
[A] Madhya Pradesh
[C] West Bengal
Explanation: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently flagged off the 100th Kisan Rail from Sangola in Maharashtra to Shalimar in West Bengal. The multi-commodity train service will carry vegetables and fruits. The Government of India has also extended a subsidy of 50% on transportation of fruits and vegetables. Kisan Rail enables the farmers to transport their agricultural produce across the country. ©navclasses
10.What is the name of the application of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for FASTag users?
[A] India FASTag
[B] Fast FASTag
[C] My FASTag
[D] Naya FASTag
Explanation: The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has recently updated its mobile application “My FASTag” with a new feature to check balance status. In 2017, NHAI launched two mobile applications namely MyFASTag and FASTag Partner. While the former is for FASTag uses the latter is to be used by the merchants like CSCs, banking partners and vehicle dealers. ©navclasses