Weekly Current Affairs | 02 December to 08 December 2019

02 December to 08 December 2019 | Weekly Current Affairs

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In this Post we cover 02 December to 08 December 2019 | Weekly Current Affairs

1. Who among the following has recently taken over as the 24th Accountant General Controller?

a. Anil Kaushik
b. Devendra Narayan
c. Soma Roy
d. Jatin Prasad

2. On which of the following days is International Slavery Abolition Day celebrated?

a. 02 December
b. 03 December
c. 30 November
d. 29 November

3. How many crore rupees have been sanctioned by the Central Government from the ‘Nirbhaya Fund’ for the establishment and strengthening of women help desks in police stations?

a. 150 crores
b. 100 crores
c. 180 crores
d. 200 crores

 

4. In which state did Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurate the Avanti Mega Food Park?

a. Madhya Pradesh
b. Punjab
c. Karnataka
d. Himachal Pradesh

5. On which of the following days is the World Soil Day celebrated?

a. 01 December
b. 03 December
c. 05 December
d. 04 December

6. The Union Cabinet has recently approved a proposal to extend the period of reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes to the Lok Sabha and State Legislatures for how many more years?

a. Seven years
b. Five years
c. Three years
d. Ten years

7. Recently who was elected unopposed president of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)?

a. Lalu Prasad Yadav
b. Tejapratap Yadav
c. Tejashwi Yadav
d. Bhola Singh

 

8. Recently which country has given military aid amounting to $ 100 million to America?

a. Iran
b. Afghanistan
c. Lebanon
d. Pakistan

9. Recently Sichuan airline of China has started a cargo carrier for which country?

a. India
b. Nepal
c. Russia
d. America

10. Rating agency CRISIL has reduced India’s growth forecast for 2019-20 from 6.3% to what percent?

a. 5.9 percent 
b. 5.1 percent 
c. 5.5 percent 
d. 6.1 percent

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1.c. The Soma Roy

government has appointed Soma Roy Burman, a 1986 batch Indian Civil Accounts Service officer, as the new Comptroller and Auditor General. She is the seventh woman to reach this position. Burman has held various positions in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Human Resource Development and Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways in a career of 33 years. Prior to this, Burman held the post of Additional Controller General of Accounts.

 

2.a. 02 December

International slavery elimination day is observed every year on 02 December. This day is celebrated to spread awareness about ending human trafficking and the exploitation of humans. For the purpose of celebrating this day by the United Nations, it has been said that due to modern methods of slavery, it is still important today. Modern methods of slavery include forced marriages, human trafficking, child labor, and forced marriages, etc.

3.b. 100 crore rupees, the

the central government has taken this big step to protect women. This scheme will be implemented in the states and union territories. In collaboration with the Union Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Women and Child Development, women help desks and anti-human trafficking units will be set up in all police stations.

 

4.a. Madhya Pradesh

This first food park of central India is spread over more than 51 acres. Its construction cost is one hundred and 50 crores. About five thousand local people will get employment from this mega food park. Soyabean, gram, wheat, and other food grains and vegetables will be processed in this park.

5.c. December 05

The purpose of this Day is to create awareness about the farmers and the general public the importance of the soil. In December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly had resolved to celebrate World Soil Day on December 05 by a resolution passed at the 68th General Assembly meeting. First of all, this special day was celebrated on 05 December 2014 all over the world. This day is celebrated by the Food and Agriculture Organization.

6.d. The ten-year

the reservation period for these categories in Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies was to end on 25 January 2020. After the approval of this bill, the period of reservation in Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies will be increased till 25 January 2030. A proposal to this effect was approved in the cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Initially, the reservation of SC-ST members in the Bill was implemented for ten years. Later it has been gradually increased for every ten years.

7.a. Lalu Prasad Yadav

Lalu Prasad Yadav has been given the command of RJD for the 11th time. Lalu Yadav is currently lodged in Ranchi jail in the fodder scam case. The Rashtriya Janata Dal was formed in the year 1997. Since the time of formation, Lalu Prasad has been elected unopposed every time for the post of national president. No other contender has filled the form in front of Lalu Yadav in any election so far.

8.c. Lebanese

US President Donald Trump has given $ 100 million military aid to Lebanon, which was previously stopped without assigning any reason. The White House’s Office of Management and Budget has lifted the ban on financial aid. Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who included Hezbollah members in his cabinet, resigned a month ago due to mass demonstrations.

9.a. India

Sichuan Airlines (CSC) will operate this service twice a week between China’s Shaanxi Province (XIY) and Delhi. Airbus 300-200 class aircraft have been fitted on this flight. This Chinese airline has made Dial its hub for its cargo service in India. This service of the Sichuan airline of transporting goods from China to Delhi by air will give a boost to goods transportation and logistics services in the region. 

10.b.

This estimate of 5.1 percent Crisil is the lowest after the brokerage of Nomura of Japan by 4.7 percent. The rating agency has made this estimate only a few days after the growth rate data comes. Crisil said in its research report that key short-term indicators such as industrial production, commodity exports, bank credit offtake, tax collection, freight and power generation are indicating a moderation in growth rate.

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