20th March, 2018 ( National & International Current Affairs )

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1st National workshop on POSHAN Abhiyan was held in:

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The Ministry of Women and Child Development is organising first National workshop on POSHAN Abhiyan was held in New Delhi

Recently which state government approved Lingayat community as a religious minority?

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Karnataka government decided to declare Lingayats as a religious minority and include the Veerashaivas who follow Basavanna as a group within the community.

What is the rank of India in terms of energy consumption?

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India surpassed Russia to become the 3rd largest energy consumer in the world after China and USA during 2015

International Day of Happiness is celebrated on:

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The International Day of Happiness is celebrated worldwide every March 20

Recently the first G-20 meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors for was held in:

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Finance ministers and central bank governors of the world's 20 biggest economies met in Buenos Aires to discuss the economic outlook, capital flows, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, and how to prevent tax avoidance by international companies The second meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bank governors will be held in Washington on April 20 Please note, • This is the first of five such meetings to be held before Argentina hosts the G20 Summit • India is a member of G-20

Recently which state government declared Jack fruit as its official fruit?

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Please note: State bird of Kerala - great hornbill State animal of Kerala-Elephant

106th Indian Science congress will be held in:

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Next science congress that is 106th Indian Science congress will be held in Bhopal with the theme “Future India: Science and Technology”

Which of the following lake is famous for the phumdis?

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Note: Recently a floating laboratory was inaugurated to save Loktak Lake

Consider the following statements about National Cultural Audiovisual Archives:

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Recently Karnataka government approved Lingayat community as a religious minority. Who among the following was the founder of Lingayat Sect?

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Basavanna, a 12th century philosopher, poet and social reformer, is largely believed to have founded Lingayatism. The word Lingayat traces its origin to the Kannada word "lingavanta" and literally means one who wears an istalinga, (formless God). Istalinga is in the form of an oval-shaped emblem which is worn around the neck. Lingayats are worshippers of Shiva. Basavanna's Lingayatism, which grew during the Bhakti Movement, rejected caste hierarchy and Hindu rituals such as wearing a sacred thread.

Gulf Shield-1 is the name of the military exercise of 23 countries. Recently Gulf Shield-1 was held in

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The Gulf Shield 1 Joint drills, organised by Saudi Arabia's Defence Ministry, has kicked off in the eastern region in participation with military forces from 23 countries as well as Saudi forces.

In which of the following states Gangaur festival is celebrated?

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Gangaur is a festival celebrated in the Indian state of Rajasthan and some parts of Gujarat, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh.

Recently Supreme court held that Investigation necessary before arresting public servant under SC/ST law to prevent misuse of SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. In which year SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, was passed?

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SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act was passed in the year 1989

Who among the following was appointed as governor of Orissa?

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Recently Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik Given Additional Charge as Odisha Governor by the president of India.’ Note: Banwarilal Purhoit-Governor of Tamil nadu Vidya sagar Rao- Governor of Maharastra

What is the purpose of e-Nivesh portal?

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Please note: e-biz portal is a single online platform for granting all industrial licenses e-Nivesh is to monitor those clearenes

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