Current Affairs Practice Quiz 9

1. ‘Operation Muskaan’, which was seen in the news, was implemented in which city?

[A] Indore
[B] Mumbai
[C] Ahmedabad
[D] Guwahati

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Correct Answer: B [Mumbai] Notes:
Over 5,000 minors rescued by Mumbai Police so far this year under ‘Operation Muskaan’, a Ministry of Home Affairs project.
It aims to find missing children, and rescue and rehabilitate them. More children were rescued by the Mumbai Police till August of this year than those rescued in the past five years combined.

2. What is the transaction limit for small value digital payments in offline mode, as of September 2023?

[A] Rs 1000
[B] Rs 500
[C] Rs 200
[D] Rs 100

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Correct Answer: B [Rs 500] Notes:
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced to enhance transaction limits for small value digital payments in offline mode to ₹500 from the earlier cap of ₹200.
These can be made using any channel or instruments such as cards, wallets, mobile devices in face-to-face mode only. Although the upper limit of an offline payment transaction shall be ₹500, the total limit on a payment instrument will be ₹2,000 at any point in time.

3. Which state implements the ‘Ladli Behna Scheme’?

[A] Maharashtra
[B] Madhya Pradesh
[C] Goa
[D] Odisha

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Correct Answer: B [Madhya Pradesh] Notes:
Madhya Pradesh raised the financial aid given to women in the Ladli Behna Scheme from ₹1,000 to ₹1,250 per month.
About 1.25 crore women will be benefited from this decision. Women in the 23-60 age group get the assistance if they are not income tax payees and the annual income of their families is less than ₹2.5 lakh annually. The Chief Minister also announced 35 percent reservation for women in government jobs.

4. Cabinet declared which day as ‘National Space Day’ in India?

[A] August 20
[B] August 23
[C] August 25
[D] August 27

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Correct Answer: B [August 23] Notes:
Union Cabinet has declared August 23 as ‘National Space Day’ to commemorate Chandrayaan-3’s successful landing on the Moon.
The Cabinet also applauded the designation of two moon locations as ‘Tiranga Point’ (the imprint of Chandrayaan-2) and ShivShakti Point (the landing site of Chandrayaan-3) in the release.

5. Archaeologists have unearthed 3,000-year-old priestly tomb in which country?

[A] Peru
[B] Argentina
[C] Greece
[D] Japan

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Correct Answer: A [Peru] Notes:
Archaeologists have recently unearthed 3,000-year-old priestly tomb, which had lain undisturbed, in northern Peru.
The occupant of the grave was dubbed as the Priest of Pacopampa by archaeologists after the highland area where it was found.

6. Which north-east state/UT recently released the ‘District Good Governance Index (DGGI)’?

[A] Arunachal Pradesh
[B] Assam
[C] Sikkim
[D] Mizoram

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Correct Answer: A [Arunachal Pradesh] Notes:
The District Good Governance Index (DGGI) of Arunachal Pradesh was released recently. This is the first DGGI for a north-east State of India. The Index benchmarks governance in all 25 districts of Arunachal Pradesh on 65 indicators under 8 sectors. It was prepared by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) and the Arunachal Pradesh government.

7. Which space agency’s researchers conducted ‘Fried space food experiment’?


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Correct Answer: C [ESA] Notes:
“Parabolic flight” is the term used to describe the procedure in which the aircraft elevates itself from a minimum altitude of 20,000 feet. The ‘Fried space food experiment’ was conducted by European Space Agency (ESA) researchers by carrying out parabolic flight.

8. Which state/UT launched ‘Integrated Water Resources Action Plan-2023-25’?

[A] Rajasthan
[B] Kerala
[C] Haryana
[D] Odisha

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Correct Answer: C [Haryana] Notes:
The Haryana Government recently launched the integrated Water Resources Action Plan-2023-25. It will help strengthen water conservation efforts in the state. The plan aims to meet the twin challenges of water depletion and waterlogging. 3.14 lakh acres of area will be covered under crop diversification, which will save 1.05 lakh crore litres (7.6 percent) of water.

9. Which state government has been permitted to continue mining work in Gaula river?

[A] Assam
[B] Uttarakhand
[C] Jharkhand
[D] West Bengal

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Correct Answer: B [Uttarakhand] Notes:
The Gaula River, also known as the Gola River, is an approximately 500 km long river in India that originates in the Lesser Himalayas. Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has recently permitted Uttarakhand government to continue mining work in Gaula river in Nainital district till June 30.

10. Which state is the host of the ‘National Conference on Recent Advances in School Education’?

[A] Telangana
[B] Punjab
[C] Madhya Pradesh
[D] Maharashtra

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Correct Answer: B [Punjab] Notes:
The 3-day National Conference on Recent Advances in School Education commenced at Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar in Punjab. It highlighted the best practice in the implementation of NEP 2020. It was organised by Sarvhitkari Shiksha Samiti, Punjab in collaboration with NIT Jalandhar.