- Question 1: Where is Mohanpura Dam?
Explanation:Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a day-long visit to Madhya Pradesh today. He will dedicate to the nation Mohanpura Dam Project at Rajgarh district this afternoon.
The project will facilitate irrigation of agricultural land in the district. It will provide drinking water to villages in the area. Mr Modi will also launch various drinking water schemes.
The Prime Minister will attend the Shehari Vikas Mahotsav in Indore. He will also inaugurate several urban development projects worth over four thousand crore rupees.
- Question 2: Who is the president of Cuba?
Explanation: India and Cuba have signed two MoUs in the field of biotechnology, traditional medicine and homoeopathy.
The agreements were inked following delegation-level talks between President Ram Nath Kovind and his Cuban counterpart Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel at Revolution Palace in Havana yesterday.
The two countries agreed to enhance cooperation in biotechnology, renewable energy and traditional medicine. Cuba also reiterated its support to India's candidature for a permanent seat in UN Security Council.
- Question 3: In__ the statewide ban on single-use plastic items comes into effect on June 23?
Explanation: In Maharashtra, the statewide ban on single-use plastic items comes into effect today. Heavy fine will be imposed on those caught using these items. Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam said, errant manufacturers will face a strong action, but common people and small traders will not be harassed.
Mr Kadam was speaking to reporters after a review meeting with State Pollution Control Board officials. He said, there will be no relaxation in fine.
The fine for the first-time offenders will be 5,000 rupees and for second-time offenders, it will be 10,000, rupees. A third violation will attract a fine of 25,000 rupees and a jail term for three months.
On 23rd of March, the state government imposed a ban on manufacturing, use, sale, distribution and storage of plastic materials such as one-time-use bags, spoons, plates and thermocol items. The government decided against plastic to check the damage caused to the environment.
- Question 4: Centre has cleared changes in Delhi's master plan __ for local shopping complexes?
Explanation: The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has notified amendments in the Delhi's Master Plan which will allow shop-cum-residence complexes to continue with activities permissible in a local shopping centre.
The amendments also include having a uniform floor-area ratio (FAR) for shop-cum-residence plots and complexes at par with residential plots. The upper floors can be converted to commercial use after paying the applicable charges.
The basement shall be permitted in shop-cum-residence plots and complexes, subject to relevant provisions under mixed use regulations.
- Question 5: Govt has asked AC manufacturers to regulate default AC settings at __ degree Celsius?
Explanation: The Government has advised AC manufacturers to keep default setting at 24 degree Celsius. Power Minister R K Singh said, the government will consider making it mandatory setting for air conditioners in few months.
Holding a meeting with major AC manufacturers in New Delhi yesterday, Mr Singh said, every one-degree increase in the air-conditioner temperature setting results in saving of 6 per cent of electricity consumed.
The Minister also launched campaign to promote energy efficiency in the area of air-conditioning.
- Question 6: ___ labs have been set up by Centre of Excellence in Maritime & Shipbuilding (CEMS) a startup for skill development in the sector?
Explanation: The government said 24 labs have been set up by Centre of Excellence in Maritime & Shipbuilding (CEMS) a startup for skill development in the sector.
The shipping ministry said in a statement in New Delhi today that CEMS has established one of the first of its kind of infrastructure in Asia Pacific with 24 labs , 6 in Mumbai and 18 in Vizag campus.
With the setting up of these labs in Mumbai and Vizag, CEMS is well-positioned to build competency in the maritime & shipbuilding sector through various courses ably supported by world class infrastructure, the statement added.
- Question 7: US and ___ have agreed to indefinitely suspend two training exercises
Explanation: US and South Korea have agreed to indefinitely suspend two training exercises to support diplomatic negotiations with North Korea.
The move comes after the two countries announced the shelving of the large-scale Freedom Guardian exercises scheduled to be held in August.
Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White in Washington yesterday said, Secretary Jim Mattis, has indefinitely suspended select exercises to support the implementation of the outcomes of Singapore Summit.
- Question 8: __ will construct its first oil refinery with the help of a USD 1 billion loan from India. ?
Explanation: Mongolia broke ground today for the construction of country's first oil refinery with the help of a USD 1 billion loan from India.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh attended the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of the refinery at 'Stantsiin Hooloi' in Altanshiree Soum and described it as an important milestone in the bilateral ties.
The Prime Minister of Mongolia, Ukhnaagin Khurelsukh and other dignitaries were present during the event.
- Question 9: Chemistry Cup tournament is related with..
Explanation:In Boxing, Commonwealth Games medallists Amit Panghal and Gaurav Solanki advanced to the semifinals and assured themselves of medals at the Chemistry Cup tournament in Germany's Halle.
In bouts held last night, Amit defeated Germany's Christopher Goman 5-0 in 49 kilogram category. He will now face Cuba's Damian Arce Duarte. Gaurav recorded a comprehensive win over Russia's Vadim Kudriakov by a similar margin in 52 kilogram.
- Question 10: Where is Breda ?
Explanation:Hockey Champions Trophy 2018 commences at Breda in the Netherlands.
Six teams are participating in the tournament. In the opening match, India will take on arch-rivals Pakistan this evening.