सामयिक विषय: Places

Country’s Longest Elevated Road

Question: Recently Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the country’s longest elevated road built in which of the following districts?
(a) Noida
(b) Ghaziabad
(c) Mathura
(d) Bareilly
Answer: (b) 
Related Facts: 

  • On 30th March, 2018, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath organized the elevated road (6-lane) in Ghaziabad district.
  • This is the country’s longest elevated road.
  • The length of this road is 10.30 kilometer.
  • This elevated road is built from UP Gate to Karhada (Rajnagar extension).
  • Construction cost of this road cost 1,147 60 crore rupees.
  • On this road, vehicle owners are permitted to drive the average speed of 80 km/h.
  • On this day, the Chief Minister inaugurated 20 projects of Rs 1792.19 crore in Ghaziabad district.
  • The Chief Minister gave testimonies to 11 school children who made attractive theme petting on elevated road.
  • In addition to this the brochures of good luck plan, health app and booklet of Adarsh ​​schools were also released.
  • It is known that Ghaziabad is the first district in the state to provide electricity connections in every home under the good luck scheme.

Reference:                                     
http://information.up.nic.in/attachments/files/5abe55df-a6d4-4cf6-b752-49350af72573.pdf
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-newdelhi/up-cm-inaugurates-indias-longest-elevated-road-in-ghaziabad/article23396548.ece

Data Science Laboratory

Question: By whom it was decided to set up a data science laboratory recently?
(a) Department of Atomic Energy
(b) Reserve Bank of India
(c) Department of Ocean Development
(d) Department of Space
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • On 5th April, 2018; Data Science Laboratory has been decided to be set up a by the Reserve Bank of India.
  • Apart from experts in this laboratory, such analysts will also be included who will be experts in computer science, data analysis, statistics, economics and finance sector.
  • This laboratory will start in December this year.
  • Establishment of this laboratory will improve the system of estimating financial status, issuing warnings and will help in policy formulation.

Reference:
https://www.rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_PressReleaseDisplay.aspx?prid=43574

First cluster university of Himachal Pradesh

Question: Where will the first cluster university be established in Himachal Pradesh?
(a) Una
(b) Kinnaur
(c) Solan
(d) Mandi
Answer: (d)
Related Facts:

  • On April 5th, 2018; the bill introduced in connection with the first cluster university of the state in the Himachal Pradesh assembly was passed unanimously.
  • This first cluster university in Himachal Pradesh will be set up in ‘Mandi’.
  • The name of this university will be Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel University.
  • Cluster University provides education based on various vocational courses.
  • It is worth mentioning that on March 22, 2018 the foundation stone of Cluster University was laid by Chief Minister Jairam Thakur.

Reference:
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-otherstates/bill-passed-for-cluster-varsity/article23449137.ece

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