Current Affairs for RRB Office Assistant Mains | 17th September 2019 Current Affairs Questions and Answers - Smartkeeda

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1
Asia's first 5th Generation - VR based Advanced Driver Training simulator centre launched at __________.
» Explain it
B
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Who: Asia's only 5th Generation - VR based simulator centre
What: launched at Chennai by AASI
When: published on 2nd September 2019

Asia's first 5th Generation - Virtual Reality based Advanced Driver Training Simulator Centre was launched by Rtn G Chandramohan, Rotary Governor, Rotary International District 3232, at the Automobile Association of Southern India Centre (AASI), Chennai, in the presence of T D Sadasivam, Chairman and other Executive Committee members of AASI.

Hence the correct answer is option D.

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https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/asia-s-only-5th-generation-vr-based-simulator-centre-launched-at-chennai-by-aasi-119090200470_1.html
2
Which one of the following has recently launched Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AePS) Services?
» Explain it
B
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Who: IPPB
What: rolls out of Aadhaar-enabled payment services (AePS)
When: published on 9th September 2019

India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) on Monday said that it has rolled out Aadhaar enabled payment system (AePS) services. With this, IPPB has now become the single largest platform in the country for providing interoperable banking services to the customers of any bank. Union Minister for Communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad today announced the rollout of AePS services on IPPB's first anniversary.

Hence, the correct answer is option B.

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https://www.livemint.com/money/personal-finance/india-post-payments-bank-ippb-rolls-out-of-aadhaar-enabled-payment-services-aeps-10-things-to-know-1568024793422.html
3
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently launched the Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana in which of the following cities?
» Explain it
B
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Who: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
What: Launches Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana
When: published on 13th September 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana at Ranchi, the Capital of Jharkhand. The Scheme shall secure the lives of 5 Crore Small and Marginal Farmers by providing a minimum pension of Rs 3000 per month, to those who attain 60 years of age. Prime Minister also launched the National Pension Scheme for the Traders and the Self-Employed.

Hence, the correct answer is option B.

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https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-cm/prime-minister-narendra-modi-launches-pradhan-mantri-kisan-maan-dhan-yojana-119091300467_1.html
4
Which of the following committees has recently been constituted by the Union Government to oversee the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) into Union Territories?
» Explain it
A
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Who: Centre
What: sets up 3-member panel to oversee bifurcation of J&K into two Union Territories
When: published on 10th September 2019

Centre has set up a three-member panel to oversee the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories. In a tweet, Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office, Dr Jitendra Singh said, the committee will look into the distribution of assets and liabilities of Jammu and Kashmir between two successor Union territories, which will come into existence on 31st of October this year.

The committee headed by Former Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra will have Retired IAS officer Arun Goyal and Retired Indian Civil Accounts Service officer Giriraj Prasad Gupta as members. On 5th of last month,  the Centre had announced the abrogation of the special status given to  J&K under Article 370 and bifurcation of the state into the two UTs.

Hence, the correct answer is option A.

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http://www.newsonair.com/News?title=Centre-sets-up-3-member-panel-to-oversee-bifurcation-of-J%26K-into-two-Union-Territories&id=371359
5
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently launched the National Animal Disease Control Programme in ______________.
» Explain it
A
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Who: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
What: to launch National Animal Disease Control Programme on 11th September 2019
When: published on 9th September 2019

In one of the major efforts towards doubling the Farmers Income, Prime Minister Narendra Modi shall be launching the National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) for eradicating the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis in the livestock, on 11th September from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh.

With 100 Percent funding from the Central Government, of Rs 12,652 Crores for a period of five years till 2024, the programme aims at vaccinating over 500 Million Livestock including cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats and pigs against the FMD.

The programme also aims at vaccinating 36 Million Female Bovine Calves annually in its fight against the Brucellosis disease.

Hence, the correct answer is option A.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.narendramodi.in/pm-to-launch-national-animal-disease-control-programme-for-foot-and-mouth-disease-and-brucellosis-546331

Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 17th September 2019

1. DPIIT to Launch Plastic Waste Management Campaign for Swachhta Hi Sewa 2019.
(Top 10 Objective Current Affairs Quiz of 17th September 2019)

As part of Prime Minister’s call to action for Plastic Waste Management, during his Independence Day speech, the theme of this year’s “Swachhta hi Sewa” is Plastic Waste Management.

Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, is playing a critical two-fold role for the success of the campaign.

The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti, has requested DPIIT to mandate the use of plastic waste by cement kilns and DPIIT will ensure that all collected plastic waste may be recycled in cement kilns by Diwali this year.

2. Government clears over Rs 5,000 crore Akash missile project for Air Force.
(Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 17th September 2019)

In a bid to boost to Indian Air Force's capability to take down enemy fighter aircraft, the government has cleared the procurement of six squadrons of the indigenous Akash air defence missile systems worth Rs 5,000 crore to be deployed on the borders with Pakistan and China.

3. Uttarakhand govt declares Sept 9 as Himalaya Diwas.
(Latest Current Affairs Quiz of 17th September 2019)

Chief Minister Harish Rawat officially declared September 9 as ‘Himalaya Diwas’ – a day which would be celebrated across the State to spread the message of conservation of the Himalayan ecosystems.

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress leaders participated in the celebrations here on Tuesday.

Accepting a proposal by senior BJP leader and Leader of the Opposition Ajay Bhatt, Chief Minister Harish Rawat officially declared that from 2015, the day would be celebrated by the State government as well.

4. Tamil Nadu State government has announced penalty and imprisonment on defacing trees on the roadside.
(Today’s Current Affairs Quiz of 17th September 2019)

Tamil Nadu State government has announced penalty and imprisonment on defacing trees on the roadside. The state mentioned it as anti-nature to hit nails on trees.

Defacing the tree including putting up many metal rods and electric wires on trees for decoration. This reduces the lifetime of a tree. To avoid this the State has introduced this move.

5. Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurates exhibition PRA-KASHI on contemporary weaving.
(Most Important Current Affairs Quiz of 17th September 2019)

Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel on Monday inaugurated the exhibition PRA-KASHI on the finest trends of contemporary weaving, here.

The National Museum, New Delhi in collaboration with Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi has organized this exhibition.

6. Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch National Animal Disease Control Programme on 11th September 2019.
(Top 10 MCQs on Current Affairs of 17th September 2019)

In one of the major efforts towards doubling the Farmers Income, Prime Minister Narendra Modi shall be launching the National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) for eradicating the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis in the livestock, on 11th September from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh.

With 100 Percent funding from the Central Government, of Rs 12,652 Crores for a period of five years till 2024, the programme aims at vaccinating over 500 Million Livestock including cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats and pigs against the FMD.

The programme also aims at vaccinating 36 Million Female Bovine Calves annually in its fight against the Brucellosis disease.

7. Centre sets up 3-member panel to oversee bifurcation of J&K into two Union Territories.
(Current Affairs and GK Questions of 17th September 2019)

Centre has set up a three-member panel to oversee the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories. In a tweet, Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office, Dr Jitendra Singh said, the committee will look into the distribution of assets and liabilities of Jammu and Kashmir between two successor Union territories, which will come into existence on 31st of October this year.

The committee headed by Former Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra will have Retired IAS officer Arun Goyal and Retired Indian Civil Accounts Service officer Giriraj Prasad Gupta as members. On 5th of last month,  the Centre had announced the abrogation of the special status given to  J&K under Article 370 and bifurcation of the state into the two UTs.

8. Prime Minister Narendra Modi Launches Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana.
(Latest Current Affairs PDF of 17th September 2019)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana at Ranchi, the Capital of Jharkhand. The Scheme shall secure the lives of 5 Crore Small and Marginal Farmers by providing a minimum pension of Rs 3000 per month, to those who attain 60 years of age. Prime Minister also launched the National Pension Scheme for the Traders and the Self-Employed.

9. IPPB rolls out of Aadhaar-enabled payment services (AePS).
(Current Affairs Capsule of 17th September 2019)

India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) on Monday said that it has rolled out Aadhaar enabled payment system (AePS) services. With this, IPPB has now become the single largest platform in the country for providing interoperable banking services to the customers of any bank. Union Minister for Communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad today announced the rollout of AePS services on IPPB's first anniversary.

10. Asia's only 5th Generation - VR based simulator centre launched at Chennai by AASI.
(Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 17th September 2019)

Asia's first 5th Generation - Virtual Reality based Advanced Driver Training Simulator Centre was launched by Rtn G Chandramohan, Rotary Governor, Rotary International District 3232, at the Automobile Association of Southern India Centre (AASI), Chennai, in the presence of T D Sadasivam, Chairman and other Executive Committee members of AASI.