25 September to 1 October 2017: Quizzes for the week cover the most important happenings of the week. These quizzes will help you in revising the week at an ease, as it hosts the most important occurrences/happenings of the week that may be asked in the nearest competitive exam that will be faced by you. The quizzes covered in this weekly segment include mobile App “Divyang Sarathi”, Prime Minister Economic Advisory Council and 2017 World Rabies Day among others.
1. When is the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons observed every year?
a) 26 September
b) 27 September
c) 28 September
d) 29 September
2. Which ship was recently commissioned into Indian Navy at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai?
a) INS Sindhu
b) INS Vinayak
c) INS Tiyahu
d) INS TARASA
3. Which union minister launched an accessible and comprehensive mobile App “Divyang Sarathi” for Divyangs?
a) Thaawarchand Gehlot
b) Venkaiah Naidu
c) Rajnath Singh
d) Arun Jaitley
4. Which web portal was launched by the Union Government for effective implementation of National Child Labour Project?
5. Who is the head of the recently constituted Prime Minister Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC)?
a) Surjit Bhalla
b) Ratan Watal
c) Bibek Debroy
d) Ashima Goyal
6. What is the theme of the 2017 World Rabies Day?
a) Rabies: Educate. Vaccinate. Eliminate.
b) End Rabies Together
c) Rabies: Zero By 30
d) None of the above
7. The India International Science Festival 2017 will be held in October 2017 in which of the following cities?
a) New Delhi
8. When was the 190th Gunners Day celebrated?
a) 28 September 2017
b) 29 September 2017
c) 27 September 2017
d) 26 September 2017
9. The deadline for obtaining Aadhaar has been extended till when?
a) 30 November 2017
b) 31 December 2017
c) 31 October 2017
d) 31 January 2018
10. The World Maritime Day 2017 was observed globally with what theme?
a) Connecting Ships, Ports and People
b) Shipping: indispensable to the world
c) IMO Conventions: Effective Implementation
d) Sustainable development: IMO’s contribution beyond Rio+20
1. (a) 26 September
The United Nations General Assembly declared 26 September as the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons in December 2013 through its resolution A/RES/68/32.
2. (d) INS Tarasa
INS Tarasa was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 26 September 2017 at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai. INS Tarasa (T94) is a patrol vessel of the Car Nicobar-class of Indian Navy and the last ship in the series of four Water Jet Fast Attack Craft.
3. (a) Thaawarchand Gehlot
Thaawarchand Gehlot, the Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, launched the beta version of an accessible and comprehensive mobile App “Divyang Sarathi” in New Delhi for easy information dissemination to Divyangjans. The unique features of the App are its audio notes embedded in it which converts the written information into an audio file.
4. (b) PENCIL
Rajnath Singh launched a web portal called ‘PENCIL’ for effective implementation of National Child Labour Project (NCLP) in New Delhi. PENCIL stands for Platform for Effective Enforcement for No Child Labour that is developed by the Ministry of Labour and Employment.
5. (c) Bibek Debroy
Prime minister Narendra Modi recently constituted Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (PMEAC) under the chairmanship of NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy. The 5-member Economic Advisory Council (EAC) will address the issues of macroeconomic importance.
6. (c) Rabies: Zero By 30
World Rabies Day was observed on 28 September 201. The theme for World Rabies Day is Rabies: Zero by 30. The day is annually celebrated to raise awareness about rabies prevention and to highlight progress in defeating the disease.
7. (d) Chennai
The 3rd edition of IISF 2017 will be held in Chennai during 13-16 October, 2017 at various venues which include Anna University, Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Structural Engineering Research Centre (SERC), National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) and IIT-Madras.
8. (a) 28 September 2017
Regiment of Artillery, one of the largest Arms of the Indian Army celebrated 190th Gunners’ Day on 28 September 2017. The Gunners’ Day is celebrated to commemorate the raising of the first Indian Artillery Unit namely, 5 (Bombay) Mountain Battery on this day in 1827.
9. (b) 31 December 2017
The union government on 27 September 2017 extended the deadline for obtaining Aadhaar to avail benefits of government schemes and subsidies by three months to 31 December 2017. Earlier the deadline was 30 September 2017.
10. (a) Connecting Ships, Ports and People
The World Maritime Day was celebrated across the world on 28 September 2017 with the theme ‘Connecting Ships, Ports and People’.The idea behind introducing the theme is to provide an opportunity to focus on the many diverse actors involved in the shipping and logistics areas.