21th March, 2018 ( National & International Current Affairs )

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Recently President of India presented the Padma awards. In this context consider the following statements:

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Please note Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award of India followed by Padma Vibhushan, Padma bhushan and Padmasri

How many districts that are lagging on specific development parameters were selected by NITI Aayog for rapid development by 2022?

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NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant today said the government think-tank will come out with a ranking of 115 aspirational districts in the next two days. The Centre has embarked upon a major policy initiative for rapid transformation of 115 districts which are lagging on specific development parameters.

Head quarters of Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education is located in:

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Recently Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education Signs MOU With Technology Information, Forecasting & Assessment Council for Supporting Forest Based Communities

The first Livestock census was conducted in India during:

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The first Livestock census was conducted during 1919-1920 and since then it is being conducted quinquennially by all states/UTs of the country. It is the only source, which gives disaggregated information on various species of farm animals and poultry birds.

What is the name of the book released by General Bipin Rawat on Paramveer Chakra Awardees?

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General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff released a book on Paramveer Chakra Awardees - ‘Paramveer Parwane’ on 20 March 2018. The book illustrates the bravery of Paramveer Chakra Awardees from 1947 to 1965 and is written by Dr Prabhakiran Jain published by Medha Books

Consider the following statements about Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP):

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At present how many tribal groups identified and categorized as Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs)?

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At present there are 75 tribal groups identified and categorized as Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs), (earlier known as Primitive Tribal Groups) located in the States/UT of AP, Bihar, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, MP, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Odisha, Rajasthan, TN, Tripura, UP, Uttarakhand, West-Bengal and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Please note in 1998-99, a 100% Central Sector Scheme for exclusive development of PVTGs was started

How much fee charged by High Courts for responding to queries filed under the RTI Act?

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Recently Supreme Court has capped the fee charged by High Courts for responding to queries filed under the RTI Act at 50 rupees per application

In which year National Commission on Farmers (NCF) under the chairmanship of Professor M.S. Swaminathan was constituted?

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The National Commission on Farmers (NCF) was constituted on November 18, 2004 under the chairmanship of Professor M.S. Swaminathan. The Terms of Reference reflected the priorities listed in the Common Minimum Programme. Total five reports were submitted by NCF

Who among the following was the first democratically elected president of Myanmar?

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Recently president of Myanmar Htin Kyaw has resigned

What is the full form of RISE scheme launched in union Budget 2018-19?

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To step up investments in research and related infrastructure in premier educationalinstitutions, including health institutions, a major initiative named ''Revitalising Infrastructure and Systems in Education (RISE) by 2022'' with a total investment of Rs.1,00,000 crore in next four years was announced in union budget 2018-19

The theme of 2018 international day of happiness is:

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Please note Every year March 20th is celebrated as international day of happiness

Recently central Government has made mandatory for all the chemists and pharmacists to report patients having TB disease. In which of the following parts TB generally infects?

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Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease usually caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). Tuberculosis generally affects the lungs

What is the aim of UDAY scheme?

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In November 2015, the central government launched the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY), to improve the financial situation of state-owned power distribution companies (discoms)

In which of the following country World Water Forum was organized?

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World Water Forum, the world's biggest water-related event organized by the World Water Council, opened in the Brazilian capital city of Brasilia

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