22 September 2018 CA QUIZ

Q #1: Where was the ‘first ever’ India Tourism Mart (ITM 2018) held from September 16-18, 2018?

On September 16-18, 2018, the 3-day ‘first ever’ India Tourism Mart (ITM 2018) was inaugurated by Union Minister for Railways and Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal in New Delhi. It was organized by Ministry of Tourism in partnership with the Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality (FAITH) and State /UT Governments. It has been coordinated by India Convention Promotion Board (ICPB). ITM was announced to be an annual event hereafter in line with other International Tourism Marts and will be held in the month of September. It had a participation of around 225 participants North America, West Europe, East Asia, Latin America, CIS countries etc.

Q #2: Which state/union territory signed a “Friendship and Cooperation Agreement” pact on cooperation in 12 fields with Seoul Metropolitan Government, on 15th September 2018?

On September 15, 2018, state government of Delhi and Seoul Metropolitan Government inked a “Friendship and Cooperation Agreement” pact on cooperation in 12 fields. The MOU include the following fields: Environment, transport, tourism, solid waste management and public health. Following are the contents of the pact: • Building a ‘twinning cell’ for easy communication and knowledge sharing, • Setting up an integrated public transport system, • To enhance waste management and utilize landfill gas to generate electricity, • To enhance public transport system to reduce pollution of the city.

Q #3: Cyclone-30, the biggest cyclotron in India for medical application became operational in which city, on 18thSeptember 2018?

On September 18, 2018, Cyclone-30, the biggest cyclotron in India for medical application became operational in at VECC, Kolkata. It is under the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and will be commissioned in 2019. This facility will provide for affordable radio isotopes and related radiopharmaceuticals for diagnostic and therapeutic use for cancer care. It will also have export potential for isotopes used for breast cancer diagnosis and prostate cancer treatment, respectively.

Q #4: Which Union Ministry signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) in the area of vocational education and training, on 18th September 2018?

Q #5: The governments of Jammu and Kashmir and which state signed an agreement for renewing work on Rs. 2793 crore Shahpurkandi dam project, on 18th September 2018?

On September 8, 2018, the governments of Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir signed an agreement for renewing work on Rs. 2793 crore Shahpurkandi dam project. Punjab government would pay Rs.115 crore for land acquisition and the project would be completed by 2021. It will be irrigating 37,173 ha of land and would provide 206MW of electricity to Punjab and J&K. Jammu and Kashmir 20 per cent of the total power generated at the fixed rate of Rs. 3.50 per unit. It would provide benefits worth Rs. 850 annually and utilize the water of Ravi River as per Indus water treaty.

Q #6: Where was the bilateral meeting on Tourism Cooperation between India and Morocco held on 17th September 2018?

On September 17, 2018, a bilateral meeting on Tourism Cooperation between India and Morocco was held in New Delhi. Events of the meeting: • Both sides agreed on cooperation in increasing tourist arrivals between both countries, • MOU between the India Tourism Development Corporationand La Societe Marocaine D’Ingenierie Touristique, also known as Moroccan Agency for Tourism development (SMIT).

Q #7: Which country launched the world’s first hydrogen-powered train, on 17th September 2018?

On 17th September 2018, Germany launched the world’s first hydrogen-powered train with costlier but eco-friendly technology.The two Coradia iLint trains were built by French train-maker firm Alstom. It started operating on a 100 km (62-mile) route between Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervoerde and Buxtehude in northern Germany. The Coradia iLint trains can run for nearly 1,000 km on a single tank of hydrogen. It can carry up to 300 passengers. It runs at a speed of 140 km/h. Hydrogen will be pumped into the trains from a 40-foot high steel hydrogen gas container at Bremervoerde station.

Q #8: Which state police has launched the ‘e-FIR’ or ‘dial-FIR’ scheme to help the citizens lodge a report and FIR online, for the first time in India?

On September 17, 2018, the UP police launched the ‘e-FIR’ or ‘dial-FIR’ scheme for the first time in the country. Its objective is to help the citizens lodge a report and FIR online. It would be made possible by the collection of photographic data of 1 lakh small and big criminals through the new 22,000 ipads. It would contain 22 types of complaints such as: Getting domestic help, Lost and found complaint, Permission for various activities like procession, character certificate etc. A pilot project of the e-FIR has been successfully conducted in Ghaziabad region.

Q #9: Name the scheme introduced by Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare (DoP&PW), through which all the Central Government Ministries will offer on-the-spot resolution to the grievances of pension holders?

On 18th September 2018, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated the ‘Pension Adalat’.Pension Adalat is organised by the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare (DoP&PW). Through this scheme, on a single day all the Central Government Ministries will conduct their respective Pension Adalats and on-the-spot resolution will be offered to the grievance holder. Also, a Pre-Retirement Counselling (PRC) was conducted for the Central Government employees who will be retiring in the next 6 months. Dr Jitendra Singh also presented the ‘Anubhav’ awards 2018 to 6 pensioners for their contribution to create institutional memory for the departments.

Q #10: Which Union Ministry has developed and released the draft India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP), on 17th September 2018?

On 17th September 2018, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, released the draft India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP) and a booklet on ‘Montreal Protocol – India’s Success Story’. An improved website on the Ozone Cell of the Ministry and a Management Information System (MIS) for Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) were also launched. He also released two handbooks for trainers and technicians on “Good Service Practices and installation of room air-conditioners with HCFC-22 and flammable refrigerants”. Also, “A Guide for integration of topics related to HCFC Phase out and Energy efficiency in Architectural Curriculum” was released. ICAP has been prepared by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. The process was initiated in July 2017.

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