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Q1.Who inaugurated ‘Udaan Bhawan’ at Delhi’s Safdarjung Airport?
- Prime Minister of India
- Chief Minister of Delhi
- Union Minister of Civil Aviation
- Minister of State for Civil Aviation
Ans:-3) Union Minister of Civil Aviation
- Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya M. Scindia inaugurated ‘Udaan Bhawan,’ a modern integrated office complex located within Delhi’s Safdarjung Airport.
- Udaan Bhawan is equipped with contemporary facilities, including advanced conference rooms, state-of-the-art AV systems, robust IT infrastructure, an efficient parking management system, a tranquil Yoga room, a convenient creche facility, and electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, among others.
- Having earned a prestigious GRIHA-5 rating, this building incorporates a range of sustainable features in line with eco-friendly principles. Its design maximizes the use of natural daylight, integrates efficient LED fixtures, employs a glazed curtain-wall assembly, and utilizes a double-skin Façade System to reduce heat gain. Furthermore, it emphasizes the recycling of wastewater and effective wastewater management as notable environmentally friendly aspects.
Q2.Which temples have been designated as India’s 42nd UNESCO’s World Heritage Site?
- Ellora Caves
- Hoysala Temples
- Sun Temple, Konark
- Sanchi Stupa
- The Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysala, comprising the renowned temples of Belur, Halebid, and Somananthpura in Karnataka, have achieved recognition as the 42nd UNESCO World Heritage Site in India. This prestigious acknowledgment follows closely on the heels of Santiniketan, associated with Rabindranath Tagore, receiving a similar honor.
- Constructed between the 12th and 13th centuries, the Hoysala temples at Belur, Halebid, and Somnathapura showcase a distinctive blend of Dravidian architectural elements. While rooted in Dravidian design principles, these temples also exhibit notable influences from the Bhumija style prevalent in Central India, the Nagara traditions of northern and western India, and the Karnataka Dravida modes favored by the Kalyani Chalukyas.
Q3.What is the new name proposed for the Old Parliament Building?
1. Sansad Bhawan
3.Lok Kalyan Bhavan
Ans:-4) Samvidhan Sadan
- The Old Parliament Building, a historic landmark designed by British architects Sir Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker and completed in 1927, will now be known as “Samvidhan Sadan” or “Constitution House”. This announcement was made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a special ceremony as the Indian Parliament shifts to a new, modern building. This renaming is a tribute to the pivotal role this iconic structure played in Indian history, especially during the drafting and passing of India’s constitution. It is an effort to ensure that future generations remain connected to the significant events that took place within its walls.
Q4.What was the name of the coastal security drill conducted by the Indian Coast Guard along the west coast?
1. Operation Sentinel
- “Operation Sajag,” a comprehensive coastal security drill, took place along the west coast on September 18, 2023. This operation is a crucial component of India’s coastal security framework, involving all relevant stakeholders and emphasizing awareness among sea-bound fishermen.
- The operation entailed a thorough examination and validation of documents and crew passes for fishing boats, barges, and crafts at sea. The sheer scale of this undertaking is evident in the participation of 118 ships, which included vessels from Customs, Marine Police, Ports, and the Indian Navy. This united endeavor showcases the dedication of multiple agencies towards safeguarding India’s coastal territories.
- To expedite the identification process, biometric card readers have been furnished to security agencies. This technological advancement enables swift and effective verification of fishermen, further fortifying the security measures in place.
Q5.What is the name of the seminar conducted by the Indian Navy for naval innovation and indigenisation in 2023?
1.Naval Innovation Summit 2023
3.Indigenous Naval Tech Expo
4.NavyTech Innovate Seminar
Q7. Which bank is implementing this innovative approach to prevent loan default?
- HDFC Bank
- ICICI Bank
- State Bank of India (SBI)
- Axis Bank
Ans:-3)State Bank of India (SBI)
- In a bid to address the challenge of borrowers who plan to default and tend to ignore reminder calls, State Bank of India (SBI) has adopted a proactive strategy. SBI personnel are now making surprise visits to borrowers’ residences without prior notice, presenting them with a package of chocolates. This innovative approach is designed to bolster loan collections, particularly in light of the significant surge in SBI’s retail lending.