1st October, 2018 (National & International Current Affairs)

1. What is the name of Indian Air Force’s (IAF) largest transport aircraft?

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2. India’s first corn festival was held in:

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In Madhya Pradesh, the first corn festival of the country was held in Chhindwara Madhya Pradesh is one of the largest corn producing states in India, with Chhindwara being the highest corn producing district. World rapid champion Viswanathan Anand lost to World Number Two Fabiano Caruana of the U.S. in the fourth round of the 43rd Chess Olympia

3. What is the theme of 2018 World Habitat Day?

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The World Habitat Day was observed every year on first Monday in October all over the world. This year it was observed on 1 October 2018 with theme ‘Municipal Solid Waste Management’

4. Which became first state give legal protection to good Samaritans who help accidents victims with emergency medical care within golden hour?

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President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to a bill under article-200 of the constituion, India's first, which will give legal protection to the good Samaritans in Karnataka who help accidents victims with emergency medical care within the 'golden hour', With this, Karnataka has become the first state to give legal protection to good Samaritans through a legislation amidst the rising incidents of accidental deaths in India In medical terms, the 'golden hour' is the first hour after a traumatic injury when emergency treatment is very crucial. Article 200 of the Indian Constitution deals with the powers of the Governor with regard to assent given to bills passed by the State legislature and other powers of the Governor such as reserving the bill for the President’s consideration. According to Article 200, when a Bill, passed by the Legislature of a State, is presented to the Governor, he has four options 1. He assents to the Bill. 2. He withholds assent 3. He reserves the Bill for the consideration of the President 4. He returns the Bill to the Legislature for reconsideration

5. All India Council for Technical Education will establish country’s first AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) Academy in:

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All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is planning to set up four teacher training academies in India. These academies will equip candidates with the latest changes in technical education. AICTE will establish the country's first AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) Academy in Jaipur in one-and-a-half years. While, the other three academies are slated to come up in Gujarat's Baroda, Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram and Assam's Guwahati within two years All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is the statutory body and a national-level council for technical education, under Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development. Established in November 1945 first as an advisory body and later on in 1987 given statutory status by an Act of Parliament,

6. International translation Day is observed on:

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International Translation Day is celebrated every year on 30 September on the feast of St. Jerome, the Bible translator who is considered the patron saint of translators

7. Who among the following won 2018 UNHCR Nansen Refugee award?

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The UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award is presented every year to an individual or organization who has dedicated their time going above and beyond the call of duty to help people forcibly displaced from their homes. The Award is named after Fridtjof Nansen, courageous Norwegian explorer and humanitarian who served as the first High Commissioner for Refugees for the League of Nations. Dr. Evan Atar Adaha, surgeon and medical director at a hospital in Bunj, north-eastern South Sudan, is the 2018 winner of UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award. The award is in recognition of Dr. Atar’s for his outstanding 20-year commitment in providing medical services to people forced to flee conflict.

8. Which of the following launched report named as “Reinvigorating Trade and Inclusive Growth?

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International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank and World Trade Organization have collectively launched report “Reinvigorating Trade and Inclusive Growth

9. As per Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2019, India’s best institute is:

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The Times Higher Education’s (THE) world university rankings 2019, show Oxford continues to hold the first place, Cambridge second, and Stanford third. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology rose one place to number four. No Indian institution figures in the top 250 of the Times Higher Education’s (THE) world university rankings 2019, though the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, has retained its position as the highest-ranked centre in the country, while the Indian Institute of Technology-Indore has risen to the highest position behind it.

10. International Coffee Day is observed every year on:

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October 1 is celebrated as International Coffee Day. This year International Coffee Organization had chosen special theme: ‘Women in Coffee’ International Coffee Organization (ICO) was set up in 1963 in London, under the auspices of the United Nations (UN) because of the great economic importance of coffee

11. Who among the following was the head of the High Level Advisory Group (HLAG) constituted to look into global trade challenges?

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The Minister of Commerce & Industry, has approved the constitution of a High Level Advisory Group (HLAG) to make recommendations for identifying and pursuing opportunities and for addressing challenges in order to find a way forward in the contemporary global trade scenario.

12. In which of the following states India’s first methanol-based alternative cooking fuel will bhe established?

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13. Which of the following resolution aims to stop terrorist travel altogether?

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United States and Morocco, under the auspices of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF), launched the GCTF Terrorist Travel Initiative in New York on the margins of the UN General Assembly.

14. Which of the following launched a new alcohol control initiative ‘SAFER’ to prevent and reduce alcohol-related death and disability?

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World Health Organization (WHO) has recently launched a new alcohol control initiative ‘SAFER’ to prevent and reduce alcohol-related death and disability. The WHO-led initiative and action package aim to support global target of reducing harmful use of alcohol by 10% by 2025.

15. Fabiano Luigi Caruana is a chess grandmaster from:

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