1st March, 2018 – National & International Current Affairs


Consider the following statements about Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP)

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Note: • The Khadi and Village Industries Commission was established in the year 1956. • It is an apex organisation under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, with regard to khadi and village industries within India,

Who among the following serves as chairman for Defence Acquisition council ?

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Source: live mint Note: Bipin Rawat was the present (27th) chief of army staff

Which of the following is a not a core industry in India?

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Source: Business Standard Exp: In India eight industries are known as core industries. They are 1. Coal 2. Natural gas 3. Crude Oil 4. Petroleum refinery products 5. Fertilizers 6. Steel 7. Electricity 8. Cement

What is the theme of National Science Day?

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Exp: Every year Feb 28th is celebrated as National Science Day. The day is celebrated to mark the discovery of Raman effect by CV Raman on 28th Feb 1928 Theme of 2018 National Science Day: Science & Technology for a sustainable future Note: • First National Science day was observed on 28th Feb 1987 • CV awarded Noble Prize in the year 1930 for his discovery of Raman effect. • We can, I can is theme of 2018 World Cancer Day which is celebrated on Feb 4th every year • Wetlands for sustainable urban future is theme of 2018 World wetland Day which is celebrated on Feb 2nd every year

What is the rank of India in the recent Inclusive Internet Index?

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Source: NDTV Exp: Inclusive Internet Index is a comprehensive index released by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) commissioned by Facebook. India is ranked 47th out of 86 countries when it comes to inclusive Internet and connectivity for all. India ranked 12th out of 23 countries in Asia when it comes to connectivity.

Consider the following statements about Financial Action Task Force?

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Source: The Diplomat Exp: Indian is the member of FATF. Total number of countries in FATF-39

Which of the following day is celebrated as Rare disease day?

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Source: Times now Exp: Every year last day of February is celebrated as Rare disease day

Recently, Sri Jayendra Saraswathi passed away. In this context Consider the following statements:

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Source: The Hindu

"Lamitye” 2018 is the joint military exercise between the Indian Army and

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Laureus award is related to:

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Source: The Hindu Exp: Laures awards are considered highly prestigious and are frequently referred to as the sporting equivalent of an "Oscar In 2018 Laures awards • Federer won the World Sportsman of the Year • Serena Williams won the Sportswoman of the Year Award following her Australian Open success, her 23rd Grand Slam title.

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