Current Affairs for RRB Office Assistant Mains | 12th September 2019 Current Affairs Questions and Answers - Smartkeeda

Directions: Study the following questions carefully and answer the questions given below.
1
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has signed a statement of intent to roll-out 'Build for Digital India' programme with which company?
» Explain it
B
Hints to Remember

Who: MeitY and Google
What: tie up to Build for Digital India
When: published on 31st August 2019

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and Google on Saturday signed a statement of intent to roll-out 'Build for Digital India', a programme that will give engineering students a platform to develop market-ready, technology-based solutions that address key social problems.

As part of the programme, engineering students across the country will be invited to apply and join in a learning journey that will help them transform their bright ideas into real-world solutions.

Applicants will take part in online and offline learning opportunities on key technologies such as machine learning, cloud and android. These will be offered through Google’s Developer Student Club network and other Google Developer networks. Google will also offer mentorship sessions in product design, strategy and technology to the most promising products and prototypes.

Hence, the correct answer is option B.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.livemint.com/news/india/meity-and-google-tie-up-to-build-for-digital-india-1567249514749.html
2
Bandaru Dattatreya was appointed as the governor of ____________ by President Ram Nath Kovind.
» Explain it
A
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Who: Bandaru Dattatreya
What: appointed as Governor of Himachal Pradesh
When: published on 1st September 2019

The Central government on Sunday was appointed Bandaru Dattatreya as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh.

"I would like to thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for showing confidence in me and giving this responsibility. I will do my work as per the constitution," he told ANI.

Dattatreya has replaced Kalraj Mishra, who has now been appointed as the Governor of Rajasthan.

Hence, the correct answer is option A.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/bandaru-dattatreya-appointed-as-governor-of-himachal-pradesh-119090100271_1.html
3
Oleksiy Honcharuk was recently elected as the 17th Prime Minister of which country?
» Explain it
C
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Who: Oleksiy Honcharuk
What: named prime minister of Ukraine
When: published on 29th August 2019

Former lawyer Oleksiy Honcharuk is the new prime minister of Ukraine. The parliament voted for his candidacy on Aug. 29. He was supported by 290 out of 424 lawmakers.

Volunteer Andriy Zahorodniuk, 44, was voted in as Ukraine’s new defense minister, career diplomat Vadym Prystaiko, 49, was voted in as new foreign minister, while president’s childhood friend Ivan Bakanov, 45, became head of Ukraine’s Security Service, or SBU.

Hence, the correct answer is option C.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.kyivpost.com/ukraine-politics/oleksiy-honcharuk-named-ukraines-new-prime-minister.html
4
The world bank has recently funded $57 million for the pro-poor tourism (PPT) development projects in __________.
» Explain it
B
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Who: World Bank
What: will fund ‘pro-poor tourism’ (PPT) development projects worth more than $57 million
When: published on 2nd September 2019

World Bank will fund ‘pro-poor tourism’ (PPT) development projects worth more than $57 million in top tourist hotspots of Agra and Braj-Mathura regions in Uttar Pradesh.

While the World Bank will incur 70% of the project cost, the remaining 30% will be borne by the UP government. According to UP tourism directorate, the World Bank and the union finance ministry have already signed loan and project agreements for the proposed PPT projects.

Pro-poor tourism is a holistic tourism concept aimed at poverty alleviation in the periphery of selected tourism hubs through interventions pertaining to the economic, social and cultural aspects of the area.

Hence, the correct answer is option B.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/world-bank-to-fund-pro-poor-tourism-development-projects-worth-57-mn-119090200405_1.html
5
Who among the following was recently appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Norway?
» Explain it
A
Hints to Remember

Who: Dr. B. Bala Bhaskar
What: appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Norway
When: published on 6th September 2019

Dr. B. Bala Bhaskar (IFS: 1993) has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Norway.

He is expected to take up the assignment shortly.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://mea.gov.in/press-releases.htm?dtl/31803/Dr+B+Bala+Bhaskar+appointed+as+the+next+Ambassador+of+India+to+the+Kingdom+of+Norway

Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 12th September 2019

1. Rishabh Pant is fastest Indian keeper to 50 dismissals, surpasses Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
(12th September 2019 Current Affairs Quiz)

Young Rishabh Pant became the fastest Indian wicket-keeper to claim 50 dismissals in Test cricket, surpassing former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The 21-year-old wicket-keeper batsman on Sunday claimed his 50th victim in his 11th Test while Dhoni had taken 15 Tests to touch the milestone.

Pant took an easy catch to dismiss West Indies' Kraigg Brathwaite off an Ishant Sharma delivery in the second innings of the hosts in the second Test.

2. Railway Station in Nankana to be Named after Guru Nanak.
(Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 12th September 2019)

The Nankana Sahib railway station in Pakistan's Punjab province will be named after Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed has said.

The minister, who inspected the railway station, said it will be one of the best stations in Pakistan and will play a vital role in promoting religious tourism in the country.

3. India announces contribution of 22 mn USD to GFTAM for 6th replenishment cycle.
(Top 10 Objective Current Affairs Quiz of 12th September 2019)

“Under the visionary and dynamic leadership of the Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi ji, India has announced a contribution of 22 million US Dollars to the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFTAM) for the 6th replenishment cycle (2020-22), an increase of 10% over the amount contributed by us in the 5th cycle.

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare stated that “India stands firm to its long-standing partnership with the Global Fund and its commitment to eliminate AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria”. India’s pledge for the Global Fund strongly demonstratesitsstrong political leadership to achieve the universal health for all and its equallystrong commitment to work across borders to join hands in fighting the epidemics of these three diseases”.

4. Mumbai ranked 45th, Delhi 52nd on world's safe cities list.
(Top 10 MSQs on Current Affairs of 12th September 2019)

Mumbai has been ranked as the 45th safest city on the Safe Cities Index (SCI), while Delhi stood at the 52nd position, a report by Economist Intelligence Unit said.

Cities in the Asia-Pacific (Apac) region made up six of the top-10 safest cities with Tokyo taking the top spot.

Along with Tokyo, Apac cities dominated the SCI 2019. Singapore and Osaka came second and third, while Sydney and Melbourne also made it to the top-10 cities list.

5. Visakhapatnam railway station sets up ‘fun zone’ for kids.
(Latest Current Affairs Quiz of 12th September 2019)

With an aim to cut down the monotony of prolonged waiting periods on railway stations and to make it an enjoyable experience, particularly for children, a fun zone has been set up by the Railways at the Visakhapatnam railway station.

The gaming zone has various sets of interesting games to enthral children as well as adults. The games ranging from video shooting to other indoor games aim to keep children engaged during long waiting hours at platforms. The fun zone will have all the high-tech gaming activities at par with game parlours.

6. Dr. B. Bala Bhaskar appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Norway.
(Important Current Affairs Quiz of 12th September 2019)

Dr. B. Bala Bhaskar (IFS: 1993) has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Norway.

He is expected to take up the assignment shortly.

7. World Bank will fund ‘pro-poor tourism’ (PPT) development projects worth more than $57 million.
(Most Important Current Affairs Quiz of 12th September 2019)

World Bank will fund ‘pro-poor tourism’ (PPT) development projects worth more than $57 million in top tourist hotspots of Agra and Braj-Mathura regions in Uttar Pradesh.

While the World Bank will incur 70% of the project cost, the remaining 30% will be borne by the UP government. According to UP tourism directorate, the World Bank and the union finance ministry have already signed loan and project agreements for the proposed PPT projects.

Pro-poor tourism is a holistic tourism concept aimed at poverty alleviation in the periphery of selected tourism hubs through interventions pertaining to the economic, social and cultural aspects of the area.

8. Oleksiy Honcharuk named prime minister of Ukraine.
(Today’s Current Affairs Capsule of 12th September 2019)

Former lawyer Oleksiy Honcharuk is the new prime minister of Ukraine. The parliament voted for his candidacy on Aug. 29. He was supported by 290 out of 424 lawmakers.

Volunteer Andriy Zahorodniuk, 44, was voted in as Ukraine’s new defense minister, career diplomat Vadym Prystaiko, 49, was voted in as new foreign minister, while president’s childhood friend Ivan Bakanov, 45, became head of Ukraine’s Security Service, or SBU.

9. Bandaru Dattatreya appointed as Governor of Himachal Pradesh.
(Current Affairs In Short of 12th September 2019)

The Central government on Sunday was appointed Bandaru Dattatreya as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh.

"I would like to thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for showing confidence in me and giving this responsibility. I will do my work as per the constitution," he told ANI.

Dattatreya has replaced Kalraj Mishra, who has now been appointed as the Governor of Rajasthan.

10. MeitY and Google tie up to Build for Digital India.
(Current Affairs and GK Questions of 12th September 2019)

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and Google on Saturday signed a statement of intent to roll-out 'Build for Digital India', a programme that will give engineering students a platform to develop market-ready, technology-based solutions that address key social problems.

As part of the programme, engineering students across the country will be invited to apply and join in a learning journey that will help them transform their bright ideas into real-world solutions.

Applicants will take part in online and offline learning opportunities on key technologies such as machine learning, cloud and android. These will be offered through Google’s Developer Student Club network and other Google Developer networks. Google will also offer mentorship sessions in product design, strategy and technology to the most promising products and prototypes.