02nd August 2018 Current Affairs

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The Union Cabinet approved a bill related to piracy at sea

  • The Union Cabinet approved a bill providing for death penalty or life imprisonment to those involved in piracy at sea.
  • The proposed anti maritime piracy law is aimed at promoting the safety and security of India’s maritime trade.

The Centre has decided to introduce a Bill related to SC/ST

  • The Centre has decided to introduce a Bill to restore the original provisions of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.
  • The Cabinet had given its nod to the Amendment Bill and the government would try to introduce it in Parliament during the ongoing session.

The UAE launched a landmark three-month visa amnesty programme

  • The UAE launched a landmark three-month visa amnesty programme that will benefit hundreds of illegal foreign workers, including Indians, who are overstaying their permits.
  • The programme allows the workers to leave the country without paying penalty and also gives them six months to find a job.

Ministry of textiles and Ministry of Power launched SAATHI

  • Ministry of textiles and Ministry of Power launched SAATHI (Sustainable and Accelerated Adoption of efficient Textile technologies to Help Small Industries) initiative in the power loom sector.
  • Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) will replace old electric motors with new IE3 motors.

Eminent personalities from different fields has presented “Hindi Sahitya Academy Samman”.

  • Eminent personalities from different fields, including Bollywood song writer Javed Akhtar, presented the Delhi government’s “Hindi Sahitya Academy Samman”.
  • Akhtar was awarded the ‘Shalaka Samman’ for his contribution to the world of films and poetry.

 

Akshay Venkatesh won Noble Prize for math

  • Akshay Venkatesh, a renowned Indian-Australian mathematician, is one of four winners of mathematics’ prestigious Fields medal, known as the Nobel prize for math.
  • The Fields medals are awarded every four years to the most promising mathematicians under the age of 40.

The dragonfly festival is being organised from Aug 3 to Sept 1 in Delhi

  • The dragonfly festival is being organised from Aug 3 to Sept 1 at World Wide Fund (WWF) auditorium, New Delhi.
  • The aim is to spread awareness about the role of Dragonflies in maintaining a healthy ecosystem.

 

The Cabinet approved a policy framework for hydrocarbons’ exploration

  • The Cabinet approved a policy framework for hydrocarbons’ exploration, permitting private companies to exploit unconventional hydrocarbons, including shale gas and coal bed methane (CBM), from their existing acreages.
  • Prior to this, field operators were not allowed to explore unconventional hydrocarbons.

The advanced Air defence interceptor missile has been successfully test

  • The advanced Air defence interceptor missile has been successfully test fired from Abdul Kalam Island on 2nd August 2018.
  • The missile has been built with indigenous technology.

The Ministry of Culture launched a scheme to reimburse central share of CGST and IGST

  • The Ministry of Culture launched a scheme to reimburse central share of CGST and IGST on food, prasad, langar or bhandara offered by religious and charitable institutions.
  • The Ministry of Culture came out with the scheme, Seva Bhoj Yojana.

Suresh Prabhu launched a logo and tagline for Geographical Indications

  • Suresh Prabhu launched a logo and tagline- “Invaluable Treasures of Incredible India”- for Geographical Indications (GI).
  • This will increase awareness about intellectual property rights in the country.

  

India and Germany signed agreements on financial and technical cooperation

  • India and Germany signed agreements on financial and technical cooperation worth Rs 5,250 crore within the framework of the Indo-German development cooperation.
  • As part of the cooperation, areas such as infrastructure development, urban mobility and climate relsilience are being promoted.

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won the Hungarian Grand Prix for the 6th time

  • Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won the Hungarian Grand Prix for the 6th time, at the Hungaroring circuit, in Hungary.
  • This is the 67th career victory for Lewis Hamilton.

Try out the quiz ?

Q.1. from which place the advanced Air defence interceptor missile has been successfully test fired

Correct! Wrong!

The advanced Air defence interceptor missile has been successfully test fired from Abdul Kalam Island on 2nd August 2018.

Q.2. what is the tagline for Geographical Indications launched by Suresh Prabhu?

Correct! Wrong!

Suresh Prabhu launched a logo and tagline- “Invaluable Treasures of Incredible India”- for Geographical Indications (GI).

Q.3. Ministry of textiles and Ministry of Power has recently launched __________ initiative in the power loom sector.

Correct! Wrong!

Ministry of textiles and Ministry of Power launched SAATHI (Sustainable and Accelerated Adoption of efficient Textile technologies to Help Small Industries) initiative in the power loom sector.

Q.4. with which country has India signed agreements on financial and technical cooperation worth Rs 5,250 crore?

Correct! Wrong!

India and Germany signed agreements on financial and technical cooperation worth Rs 5,250 crore within the framework of the Indo-German development cooperation.

Q.5 Read the following statements carefully: 1. The Cabinet approved a policy framework for hydrocarbons' exploration, permitting private companies to exploit unconventional hydrocarbons, including shale gas and coal bed methane (CBM), from their existing acreages. 2. Prior to this, field operators were not allowed to explore unconventional hydrocarbons. 3. An additional 10% profit petroleum will be levied for new CBM discoveries. Which of the above statements is/are true?

Correct! Wrong!

The Cabinet approved a policy framework for hydrocarbons’ exploration, permitting private companies to exploit unconventional hydrocarbons, including shale gas and coal bed methane (CBM), from their existing acreages. Prior to this, field operators were not allowed to explore unconventional hydrocarbons.

Q.6 where will the dragonfly festival be organised from Aug 3 to Sept 1?

Correct! Wrong!

The dragonfly festival is being organised from Aug 3 to Sept 1 at World Wide Fund (WWF) auditorium, New Delhi.

Q.7which scheme is launched by ministry of culture to reimburse central share of CGST and IGST on food, Prasad, langar or bhandara offered by religious and charitable institutions?

Correct! Wrong!

The Ministry of Culture launched a scheme to reimburse central share of CGST and IGST on food, prasad, langar or bhandara offered by religious and charitable institutions. The Ministry of Culture came out with the scheme, Seva Bhoj Yojana.

Q.8Read the following statements carefully: 1. The Union Cabinet approved a bill providing for death penalty or life imprisonment to those involved in piracy at sea. 2. The proposed anti-maritime piracy law is aimed at promoting the safety and security of India's maritime trade. 3. The government is bringing the law as part of commitment made by India while signing the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) in 1999. Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Correct! Wrong!

The Union Cabinet approved a bill providing for death penalty or life imprisonment to those involved in piracy at sea. The proposed anti maritime piracy law is aimed at promoting the safety and security of India’s maritime trade.

Q.9. Who was awarded the 'Shalaka Samman' for his contribution to the world of films and poetry in 2018?

Correct! Wrong!

Eminent personalities from different fields, including Bollywood song writer Javed Akhtar, presented the Delhi government’s “Hindi Sahitya Academy Samman”. Akhtar was awarded the ‘Shalaka Samman’ for his contribution to the world of films and poetry.

Q.10. Which Indian-Australian mathematician has been awarded the prestigious Fields Medal 2018?

Correct! Wrong!

Akshay Venkatesh, a renowned Indian-Australian mathematician, is one of four winners of mathematics’ prestigious Fields medal, known as the Nobel prize for math.

Q.11 which Nation has launched a landmark three-month visa amnesty programme that will benefit hundreds of illegal foreign workers, including Indians, who are overstaying their permits?

Correct! Wrong!

The UAE launched a landmark three-month visa amnesty programme that will benefit hundreds of illegal foreign workers, including Indians, who are overstaying their permits.

Q.12. The Amendment Bill introduced under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 seeks to insert ________ new clauses after Section 18 of the original act.

Correct! Wrong!

The Centre has decided to introduce a Bill to restore the original provisions of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. The Cabinet had given its nod to the Amendment Bill and the government would try to introduce it in Parliament during the ongoing session. The Amendment Bill seeks to insert three new clauses after Section 18 of the original Act.

Q.13.who won Hungarian Grand Prix for the 6th time, at the Hungaroring circuit, in Hungary?

Correct! Wrong!

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won the Hungarian Grand Prix for the 6th time, at the Hungaroring circuit, in Hungary.

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