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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 04 September to 10 September 2017

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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 04 September to 10 September 2017

1. BRICS leaders have signed four documents during the summit on Action Agenda on Economic and Trade Cooperation, Innovation, Customs Cooperation and MOU with Development Bank on Strategic Cooperation. Consider the following statements in relation to the signed documents. 
I. BRICS Action Agenda on Economic and Trade Cooperation was signed. 
II. BRICS Action Plan for Innovation Cooperation (2017-2020) was signed.
III. Strategic Framework of BRICS Customs Cooperation was signed.
a) Only III
b) Only I and II
c) Only I and III
d) I, II and III

2. NITI Aayog on 5 September 2017 launched the National Nutrition Strategy aimed at Kuposhan Mukt Bharat. Consider the following statements in relation top to the National Nutrition Strategy.
I. The nutrition strategy calls for convergence between four proximate determinants of nutrition - food, health services, income & livelihoods and drinking water & sanitation.
II. Nutrition Strategy framework envisages a Kuposhan Mukt Bharat - linked to Swachh Bharat and Swasth Bharat. 
III. It enables states to make strategic choices, through decentralized planning and local innovation, with accountability for nutrition outcomes.
Which of the following statement/s are true?
a) Only III
b) Only I and II
c) Only I and III
d) I, II and III

3. To provide a major thrust to job creation by enhancing India’s exports, an Expert Task Force has been created by NITI Aayog. In this regard, consider the following statements.
I. It has been tasked to recommend sector-specific policy interventions in key employment sectors.
II. It has been tasked to recommend measures to enhance trade in services with high employment potential.
III. It has been tasked to Identify key macroeconomic factors constraining exports and suggesting methods to address these constraints.
Which is/are correct?
a) Only III
b) Only I and II
c) Only I and III
d) I, II and III

4. The CIPAM-DIPP recently launched social media campaign to promote Geographical Indications. What is the hash tag decided for the campaign?
a) #TalkIPforPromotion
b) #LetsTalkGIs
c) #LetsTalkIP
d) None of the above

5. The official song for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup football tournament was formally launched recently. Who is the composer of the song?
a) A.R. Rahman
b) Pritam
c) Amit Trivedi
d) Devi Sri Prasad

6. Coastal erosion has resulted in the disappearance of an island that was a part of which Indian Union territory?
a) The Andaman and Nicobar Islands
b) Daman and Diu
c) Dadra and Nagar Haveli
d) Lakshadweep 

7. Which Central board was honoured by the government for successfully resolving public grievances?
a) Central Board of Excise and Customs
b) Central Ground Water Board
c) Central Pollution Control Board
d) Central Board of Direct Taxes

8. Which of the following countries recently enacted world's strictest ban on plastic bags?
a) New Zealand
b) Australia
c) Czech Republic
d) Kenya

9. Who was declared as the co-patron of Archdiocese of Calcutta recently?
a) Giambattista Diquattro
b) Francis Xavier
c) Mother Teresa
d) Vicar General

10. Which scheme was recently launched in Melaka, Malaysia to promote the concept of energy efficiency?
a) UJWALA
b) UJALA
c) SHAKTI
d) UDAY

11. Which of the following countries refused to sign the Bali Declaration over Rohingya issue?
a) Bangladesh
b) Indonesia
c) China
d) India

12. Which of the following companies recently introduced a policy for paternity leave in India?
a) Agilent
b) Amway
c) Johnson & Johnson
d) American Express

13. Which of the following countries will host the 2019 Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships?
a) Australia
b) India
c) United Kingdom
d) New Zealand

14. Centre has promised that it will provide Rs 60000 crore for irrigation to a state. Name it. 
a) Maharashtra 
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Madhya Pradesh
d) West Bengal 

15. He was named as the Chief Coach of the Indian Senior Men Hockey Team. 
a) Roelant Oltmans
b) Joseph Galibardy
c) Waltherus Marijne
d) Leslie Claudius

Answers with Explanations

1. (d) I, II and III
BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) nations on 4 September 2017 signed four documents that aim at improving and broadening cooperation mechanism and promoting industrial and technical upgradation to enhance economic complemetarties. These documents were signed during the summit on Action Agenda on Economic and Trade Cooperation, Innovation, Customs Cooperation and MOU with Development Bank on Strategic Cooperation. 

2. (d) I, II and III
To make sure that malnutrition (Kuposhan) bids a good bye to India, NITI Aayog on 5 September 2017 launched the National Nutrition Strategy aimed at Kuposhan Mukt Bharat. The strategy intends at bringing nutrition to the centre-stage of the National Development Agenda. The strategy was launched jointly by the leader of the Green Revolution, Dr M S Swaminathan, Padma Shri H Sudarshan and Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog Dr Rajiv Kumar and Member Dr. Vinod Paul in New Delhi. 

3. (d) I, II and III 
With an aim to create new jobs by enhancing India’s export, the NITI Aayog on 5 September 2017 constituted an Expert Task Force. The task force will be chaired by the NITI Aayog Vice Chairman, Dr. Rajiv Kumar. 

4. (c) #LetsTalkIP
The Cell for IPR Promotions and Management (CIPAM) on 4 September 2017 launched a social media campaign to promote Indian Geographical Indications (GIs). The campaign will be promoted with #LetsTalkIP which is an ongoing movement initiated by CIPAM to make more people aware about the importance of Intellectual Property Rights. The CIPAM comes under the aegis of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

5. (b) Pritam
The official song for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup football tournament was formally launched on 4 September 2017 by the Local Organising Committee and Sony Pictures Networks India in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The song, "Kar Ke Dikhla De Goal", is written by lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya and is composed by Pritam.

6. (d) Lakshadweep 
According to a study, one of the biodiversity-rich uninhabited islands part of Lakshadweep has vanished due to coastal erosion and another four such territories in the sea are shrinking fast. The island, Parali I, part of Bangaram atoll, which was 0.032 km in 1968 has been eroded to an extent of 100 per cent, resulting in its complete disappearance.

7. (d) Central Board of Direct Taxes
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) was on 4 September 2017 honoured by Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh for successfully resolving public grievances.The CBDT was honoured for resolving grievances in the third category of the government departments getting more than 2,000 grievances during a quarter. The  body is the apex policy making body for the Income Tax department.

8. (d) Kenya
Kenya's high court recently approved a law that is considered the toughest ban on plastic bags in the world, with penalties up to four years in prison and $40000 in fines for using them. The laws are primarily aimed at plastic bag manufacturers but police will be allowed to go after individuals for using plastic bags, including plastic trash bags.

9. (c) Mother Teresa
Saint Teresa, also known as Mother Teresa, was on 6 September 2017 declared the as the co-patron of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Calcutta, 131 years after St Francis Xavier was declared as first patron.

10. (b) UJALA
The Energy Efficiency Services Limited ( EESL), under Union Ministry of Power, launched UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable Lighting for All) Scheme on 6 September 2017 in Melaka, Malaysia. Under the scheme, each household in Melaka will get 10 high quality 9-watt LED bulbs at a cost of only 10 Malaysian ringgit (RM), which is a special price.

11. (d) India
India refused to sign a global declaration adopted at an international conclave as it referred to the violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. The Bali Declaration, adopted at the World Parliamentary Forum on Sustainable Development in Indonesia, called on all parties to contribute to restoring stability and security in the region.

12. (c) Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson India on 7 September 2017 announced that new and adoptive fathers would be entitled to eight weeks of paid leave during the first year.

13. (b) India
India will host the 2019 edition of the Commonwealth (Youth, Junior and Senior) Weightlifting Championships. The Executive Board of Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation met on Wednesday at Gold Coast, Australia and decided to allot the 2019 edition of the competitions to India.

14. (a) Maharashtra 
Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari said the Centre will provide up to Rs 60,000 crore to Maharashtra in the next two years for river-linking and irrigation projects to tackle the recurring water crisis. 

15. (c) Waltherus Marijne
Current chief coach of Indian Senior Women Hockey Team, Waltherus Norbertus Maria Marijne, was today named chief coach of the Indian Senior Men Hockey Team. Marijne replaced Roelant Oltmans, who was sacked after a few ordinary performances by the senior men's side in the past few months.
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