21st October, 2018 (National & International Current Affairs)

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1. Which of the following is not correct?

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2. ‘Cope India’ is the name of Air exercise between India and:

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India, Japan and the U.S. are set to elevate the bilateral ‘Cope India’ air exercise to a trilateral format. The three countries already conduct naval war games under the expanded Malabar naval exercise. This elevation of the air exercise is similar to the Malabar naval exercise. Malabar began in 1992 as a bilateral naval exercise between India and the U.S. and has over time grown in scope and complexity. In 2015, it was expanded into a trilateral format with the inclusion of Japan The level of interoperability in the exercises, both bilateral and trilateral, is expected to go up with India recently signing the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) with the U.S.. In addition, there is also commonality of platforms, for instance, all the three Air Forces operate the C-130 transport aircraft.

3. 2018 Fusion Energy Conference was held in:

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2018 Fusion Energy Conference was held in Gandhi nagar The six-day event is organised by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and hosted by the Department of Atomic Energy and Gandhinagar-based Institute of Plasma Research. Note: Scientists from different countries collaborate to develop next-step fusion devices such as the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) in Cadarache, France, and the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator in Greifswald, Germany

4. In which year a new initiative for State funding of recognized political parties through free use of the State owned Television and Radio was introduced?

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At the time of General Elections to the Lok Sabha in 1998, a new initiative for State funding of recognized political parties through free use of the State owned Television and Radio was introduced

5. India Set to Operate Massive Military Base in Djibouti with the help of:

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India is all set to get access to the vital Djibouti military airbase, with Japan Apart from the US and Japan, the People’s Liberation Army of China too set up its own military base in Djibouti, which is wedged between the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea and hence, a natural gatekeeper to a vital and extremely bustling sea-lane.

6. Recently Kreditech gets RBI NBFC license for digital lending. The company is based in:

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Germany-based digital lender Kreditech, which uses big data and machine learning to check customers’ creditworthiness as well as better understanding of their needs, has been granted a license by the Reserve Bank of India to operate as a non-banking finance company (NBFC) for digital lending business and app-based financing In India, the digital lender plans to provide individualised direct-to-consumer loans as well as its Lending-as-a-Service Solution (LAAS) for vendors. LAAS permits its partners to provide customised credit products to their customers. Kreditech is a German online lender which offers loans to individuals based on their creditworthiness which is analyzed using their online data instead of using traditional credit rating information

7. Which of the following blood group is also known as HH group?

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The h/h blood group, also known as Ohor the Bombay blood group, is a rare blood type. This blood phenotype was first discovered in Bombay, by Dr. Y. M. Bhende in 1952.

8. The festival of Fulpati is celebrated in:

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Fulpati, the seventh day of 10-day long Dashain festival, was observed across Nepal

9. Which of the following country is not a member in ADMM-Plus?

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ADMM-Plus is platform for ASEAN and its eight dialogue partners to strengthen security and defence co-operation for peace, stability, and development in the region India, Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Russia and the US along with 10 ASEAN member countries makes up ADMM-Plus. The theme of this year’s dialogue was ‘Strengthening Cooperation, Building Resilience’. The dialogue adopted two resolutions on ‘Countering the Threat of Terrorism’ and ‘Practical Confidence Building Measures’ Note: India and Myanmar are the co-chairs for the Expert Working Group for Military Medicine for this cycle and a standalone Field Training Exercise on Military Medicine will be held in Lucknow in March 2019 along with the release of ASEAN Military Medicine Handbook

10. Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary is located in:

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Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary s the largest wildlife sanctuary of Madhya Pradesh state

11. Police Commemoration Day is observed every year on:

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October 21 is observed as the Police Commemoration Day every year in memory of the policemen killed at Hot Springs in Ladakh by Chinese troops on this date in 1959. On the Occasion of Police Commemoration Day, PM inaugurated National Police Memorial (NPM) in New Delhi . Its design was conceptualised by Advaita Gadanayak of National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA

12. World’s largest amphibious aircraft AG600 was built by:

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China’s indigenously designed and built amphibious aircraft AG600, touted as the world’s largest, successfully carried out its first take-off and landing tests The aircraft, developed and built by the state-owned aircraft firm Aviation Industry Corporation of China, took off and later landed on the water in Hubei province’s Jingmen

13. On whose name award will be given every year to police personnel who do "exemplary work" in rescue and relief operations during any kind of disasters?

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a national award in the name of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose will be given every year to police personnel who do "exemplary work" in rescue and relief operations during any kind of disasters. The award is for police and paramilitary forces for commendable contributions in disaster relief operations. The announcement came on the 75th anniversary of Bose's declaration of the formation of India's first independent government -- the Azad Hind Government on October 21, 1943. The award will be announced on January 23, on Netaji's birthday.

14. Who among the following won Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2018?

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US-based Dalit writer Sujatha Gidla (55) has won 2018 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize for her debut book “Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India” published by HarperCollins India In Ants Among Elephants, Gidla tells the story of her uncle K.G. Satyamurthy, a Maoist leader who founded a Left-wing guerrilla movement called the People’s War Group to overthrow the Indian state. Instituted in memory of editor Shakti Bhatt, the prize honours first-time writers for an outstanding work of fiction or non-fiction

15. The seventh meeting of education ministers of member states of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) was held in:

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The seventh meeting of education ministers of member states of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) was held in Astana, capital city of Kazakhstan

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