Current Affairs for RRB Office Assistant Mains | 13th September 2019 Current Affairs Questions and Answers - Smartkeeda

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1
'ANGAN', an international Conference on Energy Efficiency in Building Sector was recently held in which of the following cities?
» Explain it
B
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Who: ‘ANGAN’- A three-day international Conference on Energy Efficiency in Building Sector
What: begins in New Delhi
When: published on 9th September 2019

An international conference ANGAN (Augmenting Nature by Green Affordable New-habitat) focussed on Energy Efficiency in Building Sector began here today. The Conference is being organised by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power, Government of India in collaboration with GIZ under the Indo German Technical Cooperation.Shri Raj Pal, Economic Advisor, Ministry of Power and Shri Abhay Bakre, DG, BEE inaugurated the Conference in the presence of eminent experts in the field.

Speakers, Delegates, Experts and Policy Makers across 16 countries are participating in this three-day event. The participants from Central and State local authorities as well as Technology providers and Experts, practicing Architects and University Students have also been invited.The Experts will be discussing various alternative options and technologies in the field of design and construction of energy efficient Commercial as well as Residential Buildings and will suggest the effective ways in implementing the same through policies and programmes. It is estimated that an investment of Rs. 2000 billion in Building energy efficiency activities would lead to a cumulative savings of 388 Billion units of electricity for the next ten years with payback of about 2 years.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://indiaeducationdiary.in/angan-three-day-international-conference-energy-efficiency-building-sector-begins-new-delhi-today/
2
Who among the following is the writer of the book titled "India's Lost Frontier the Story of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan"?
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A
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Who: New book
What: traces story of India's 'tactically important' frontier that reluctantly went to Pakistan
When: published on 1st September 2019

The book, "India's Lost Frontier – the Story of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan", has been penned by veteran civil servant Raghvendra Singh, who was the Director General of the National Archives of India which undertook the major task of conservation and digitisation during his tenure.

In this exhaustive study of NWFP and its adjoining areas of Afghanistan, Singh, who has held various positions in several departments ranging from internal affairs and foreign affairs to finance and agriculture, argues that with an increasingly powerful China knocking on India's door, it is imperative to recognise that the docile acceptance of NWFP's loss in 1947 may have serious consequences for India's security in times to come.

The book, which comes up with a rich collection of 27 rare pictures of India's freedom fighters including Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru along with other key political leaders, has been published by Rupa Publications, New Delhi.

Hence, the correct answer is option A.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india-new-book-traces-story-of-india-tactically-important-frontier-that-reluctantly-went-to-pakistan-546461
3
The 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) was inaugurated at __________.
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C
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Who: Mega UN Summit to Combat Desertification
What: Kick off at Greater Noida
When: published on 2nd September 2019

A UN convention to combat desertification kicked off on Monday at Greater Noida in which countries are expected to announce their targets for land restoration and agree on measures to address emerging threats including sand and dust storms and droughts.

The 14th meeting of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 14) opened.

Hence, the correct answer is option C.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.news18.com/news/india/mega-un-summit-to-combat-desertification-kick-off-at-greater-noida-2293879.html
4
Which of the following state governments has recently declared waiver on interest and penalty on crop loans?
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B
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Who: Haryana govt
What: waives Rs 4,750 cr of interest, penalty on crop loans
When: published on 2nd September 2019

Ahead of assembly polls, the BJP-led Haryana government announced Rs 4,750-crore interest and penalty waiver on crop loans taken from cooperative banks, thus benefiting around 10 lakh farmers in the state.

This announcement was made by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Haryana's Bhiwani district.

Hence, the correct answer is option B.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/waive-off-farmer-loans-manohar-lal-khattar-crop-loans-1594641-2019-09-02
5
India has recently proposed to undertake deep ocean mining under which of the following projects?
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A
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Who: India
What: to undertake deep ocean mining with ‘Samudrayaan’ project
When: published on 2nd September 2019

After Chandrayaan, India’s is planning to explore the deep sea region with the 'Samudrayaan' project. The 'Samudrayaan' project proposes to send men into the deep sea in a submersible vehicle for ocean studies. The project is expected to become a reality by 2021-22.

The project has been undertaken by the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT). NIOT Director MA Atmanand said that NIOT has similarly undertaken Samudrayaan as ISRO has envisioned carrying an astronaut to space under its 2022 'Gaganyaan' mission.

Hence, the correct answer is option A.

Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 13th September 2019

1. First helicopter summit held in Dehradun.
(13th September 2019 Current Affairs Quiz)

The Ministry of Civil Aviation organised India's first-ever helicopter summit here on Sunday, the Indian Air Force (IAF) said.

The Indian Air Force was invited at the summit to talk on the "role of IAF helicopters in MEDEVAC (Medical evacuation) at the national level".

The conclave was attended by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, the Aviation Secretary, and the Chief Secretary of Uttrakhand, amongst others.

Several officials of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), many leaders from the tourism industry and officials from all Indian helicopter operators were present at the conclave. (ANI)

2. UNESCO to Promote Intangible Cultural Heritage of Rajasthan.
(Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 13th September 2019)

UNESCO New Delhi signed a partnership agreement with the Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan, to promote community-based responsible tourism based on the rich Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of the state. The project will be implemented in the districts of Jodhpur, Barmer, Jaisalmer and Bikaner and seeks to spur the socio-economic growth of selected artist communities.

After signing the partnership agreement, Eric Falt, Director, UNESCO New Delhi, said: "India is second to none when it comes to Intangible Cultural Heritage and Rajasthan undoubtedly constitutes its number one asset. We are very pleased to sign this agreement, which aims at promoting long standing Rajasthani traditions and adding new cultural destinations for tourists to visit".

3. Microsoft appoints Rajiv Kumar as Microsoft India (R&D) managing director.
(Most Important Current Affairs Quiz of 13th September 2019)

Microsoft has appointed Rajiv Kumar as the new Managing Director of Microsoft India (R&D) Private Limited (MIRPL), replacing Anil Bhansali, who held this role for six years.

Rajiv, who is currently the Corporate Vice-President of Microsoft’s Experiences and Devices (E+D) Group, has a 27-year long career with the company.

Anil will continue to be the Corporate Vice-President of Cloud and Enterprise. He will be relocating to Redmond, Microsoft’s headquarters in the USA.

4. Pakistan test-fires surface-to-surface ballistic missile 'Ghaznavi'.
(Today’s Current Affairs Quiz of 13th September 2019)

Pakistan has successfully test-fired surface-to-surface ballistic missile 'Ghaznavi', capable of delivering multiple warheads up to 290 kms, the Army said on Thursday, amid fresh Indo-Pak tensions after India revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status.

Pakistan on Wednesday closed three aviation routes of Karachi airspace till August 31, which had promoted speculation about the possible missile testing.

5. East Kalimantan is announced as the new capital of Indonesia.
(Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 13th September 2019)

Indonesia’s president, Joko Widodo has announced the national capital will move from Jakarta, on the island of Java, to the province of East Kalimantan, on Borneo.

Widodo told a press conference in Jakarta on Monday: “The government has conducted in-depth studies in the past three years and as a result of those studies the new capital will be built in part of North Penajam Paser regency and part of Kutai Kertanegara regency in East Kalimantan.”

6. India to undertake deep ocean mining with ‘Samudrayaan’ project.
(Most Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 13th September 2019)

After Chandrayaan, India’s is planning to explore the deep sea region with the 'Samudrayaan' project. The 'Samudrayaan' project proposes to send men into the deep sea in a submersible vehicle for ocean studies. The project is expected to become a reality by 2021-22.

The project has been undertaken by the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT). NIOT Director MA Atmanand said that NIOT has similarly undertaken Samudrayaan as ISRO has envisioned carrying an astronaut to space under its 2022 'Gaganyaan' mission.

7. Haryana govt waives Rs 4,750 cr of interest, penalty on crop loans.
(Latest Current Affairs Capsule of 13th September 2019)

Ahead of assembly polls, the BJP-led Haryana government announced Rs 4,750-crore interest and penalty waiver on crop loans taken from cooperative banks, thus benefiting around 10 lakh farmers in the state.

This announcement was made by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Haryana's Bhiwani district.

8. Mega UN Summit to Combat Desertification Kick off at Greater Noida.
(Top 10 Objective Current Affairs Quiz of 13th September 2019)

A UN convention to combat desertification kicked off on Monday at Greater Noida in which countries are expected to announce their targets for land restoration and agree on measures to address emerging threats including sand and dust storms and droughts.

The 14th meeting of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 14) opened.

9. New book traces story of India's 'tactically important' frontier that reluctantly went to Pakistan.
(Top 10 MCQs on Current Affairs of 13th September 2019)

The book, "India's Lost Frontier – the Story of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan", has been penned by veteran civil servant Raghvendra Singh, who was the Director General of the National Archives of India which undertook the major task of conservation and digitisation during his tenure.

In this exhaustive study of NWFP and its adjoining areas of Afghanistan, Singh, who has held various positions in several departments ranging from internal affairs and foreign affairs to finance and agriculture, argues that with an increasingly powerful China knocking on India's door, it is imperative to recognise that the docile acceptance of NWFP's loss in 1947 may have serious consequences for India's security in times to come.

The book, which comes up with a rich collection of 27 rare pictures of India's freedom fighters including Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru along with other key political leaders, has been published by Rupa Publications, New Delhi.

10. ANGAN’- A three-day international Conference on Energy Efficiency in Building Sector begins in New Delhi.
(Current Affairs and GK Questions and Answers of 13th September 2019)

An international conference ANGAN (Augmenting Nature by Green Affordable New-habitat) focussed on Energy Efficiency in Building Sector began here today. The Conference is being organised by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power, Government of India in collaboration with GIZ under the Indo German Technical Cooperation.Shri Raj Pal, Economic Advisor, Ministry of Power and Shri Abhay Bakre, DG, BEE inaugurated the Conference in the presence of eminent experts in the field.

Speakers, Delegates, Experts and Policy Makers across 16 countries are participating in this three-day event. The participants from Central and State local authorities as well as Technology providers and Experts, practicing Architects and University Students have also been invited.The Experts will be discussing various alternative options and technologies in the field of design and construction of energy efficient Commercial as well as Residential Buildings and will suggest the effective ways in implementing the same through policies and programmes. It is estimated that an investment of Rs. 2000 billion in Building energy efficiency activities would lead to a cumulative savings of 388 Billion units of electricity for the next ten years with payback of about 2 years.