13 September 2020

ENGLISH QUIZ 12.09.2020

ENGLISH QUIZ 12.09.2020

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1.Who signed a loan agreement with India for the Delhi-Meerut RRTS Corridor?

A. ADB

B. PNB

C. SBI

D. UBI

2.The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has partnered with which networking company to provide access to free learning resources for imparting digital skills to youth for enhancing employability?

A. com

B. Linkedin

C. com

D. Luncheon

3.Who developed the P-7 heavy drop system?

A. NASA

B. HAL

C. DRDO

D. BHEL

4.India and which country signed the Reciprocal Provision of Supplies and Services agreement boosting the interoperability between the armed forces of the two countries?

A. Australia

B. France

C. Singapore

D. Japan

ANSWERS:-

Answer: 1)A

Explanation

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed $500 million loan agreement with Government of India build a modern, high-speed 82-kilometer Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor.

Key Highlights:

  • The first tranche loan will be supporting the construction of the first of three priority rail corridors that are planned under the NCR Regional Plan 2021 to connect Delhi to other cities in the adjoining states.
  • The project will aim at providing better connectivity to allow other towns in the NCR to develop as urban economic centres surrounded by the residential areas while also easing the concentration pressure on Delhi.
  • The corridor development will also have a huge demonstration effect. It will pave the way for the paradigm shift in the mobility and pattern of urban development within the region.

Significance of Delhi-Meerut RRTS:

  • The 82-km Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System Corridor, with a design speed of 180 km per hour and high-frequency operations of every 5 to 10 minutes, will connect Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi to Modipuram in Meerut in UP.
  • It is expected to reduce the journey time to about 1 hour from the present 3 to 4 hours.
  • The RRTS will also have multimodal hubs to ensure the smooth interchange with the other transport modes.

ADB approved $1 billion package: Background

  • The officials of NCR Transport authority had confirmed on August 18, 2020, that ADB has approved a loan of $1 billion for the construction of the high speed, Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS).
  • As per the rail project report, about 8 lakh passengers will be boarding the high-speed RRTS trains for the short and long-distance commuting every day.

Answer: 2)B

Explanation

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) tied-up with LinkedIn to provide free LinkedIn learning resources for digital skills that are in demand.Under this, 10 free LinkedIn learning paths, comprising of 140 courses of in-demand tech jobs will be made available for free on eSkill India digital platform till 31st March, 2021.This will enable a future-ready digital workforce and will be identified using data from LinkedIn’s Economic Graph.

NSDC’S MD-CEO: Manish Kumar.

Answer: 3)C

Explanation

Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has designed and developed P-7 Heavy Drop System which will be able of para dropping military stores up to seven-tonne weight class from IL- 76 aircraft. The system has a metallic (Aluminium and Silver) structure platform and specialized multi-stage parachute system that comprises of 5 Main canopies, 5 Brake chutes, 2 Auxiliary chutes, 1 Extractor parachute.It has been inducted in Indian Army

DRDO Chief: G.S Reddy.

Answer: 4)D

Explanation

India and Japan signed an Agreement on Reciprocal Provision of Supplies and Services between the Armed Forces of India and The Self-Defense Forces of Japan

The agreement was signed by Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar and Ambassador of Japan Suzuki Satoshi. It will develop closer cooperation between Armed Forces of the two nation while engaging in bilateral activities, UN Peacekeeping Operations, Humanitarian International Relief and other mutually agreed activities.

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