22nd March, 2018 (National & International Current Affairs)

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Who among the following was the chairman of Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Mission Council (AB-NHPMC)?

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Recently Union Cabinet has approved the launch of a new Centrally Sponsored Ayushman Bharat -National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) having central sector component under Ayushman Bharat Mission anchored in the MoHFW. The scheme has the benefit cover of Rs. 5 lakh per family per year. The target beneficiaries of the proposed scheme will be more than 10 crore families belonging to poor and vulnerable population based on SECC database. AB-NHPM will subsume the on-going centrally sponsored schemes -RashtriyaSwasthyaBimaYojana (RSBY) and the Senior Citizen Health Insurance Scheme (SCHIS) For giving policy directions and fostering coordination between Centre and States, it is proposed to set up Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Mission Council (AB-NHPMC) at apex level Chaired by Union Health and Family Welfare Minister

What is the theme of World water day?

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Every year March 22 is celebrated as the World Water day. The day is celebrated to focus on the importance of water and need to preserve it. The United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day, and this year it's the 25th World Water Day. The theme for World Water Day 2018 is 'Nature for Water' - exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.

Recently Myanmar’s first civilian elected president Htin Kyaw resigned. He belonged to which party?

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National League for Democracy is a social-democratic and liberal democratic political party in Myanmar (Burma), currently serving as the governing party. Current chairperson of NLD is Aung San Suu Kyi

India Innovation Growth Programme was established by:

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The India Innovation Growth Programme (IIGP) 2.0 is a unique tripartite initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, Lockheed Martin and Tata Trusts. Supporting the Government of India’s missions of “Start-up India” and “Make in India”, IIGP 2.0 enhances the Indian innovation ecosystem by enabling innovators and entrepreneurs through the stages of ideation, innovation and acceleration, to develop technology-based solutions for tomorrow Recently Tata Trusts, Lockheed Martin and DST allocate $2 mn for 2018 edition of India Innovation Growth Programme (IIGP) 2.0

Recently Union cabinet gives ST status to ‘Parivara’ and ‘Talwara’ communities in Karnataka. In which article of the constitution Schedule tribes are notified?

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Scheduled Tribes Article-342: The President may with respect to any State or Union territory, and where it is a State, after consultation with the Governor thereof, by public notification, specify the tribes or tribal communities or parts of or groups within tribes or tribal communities which shall for the purposes of this Constitution be deemed to be Scheduled Tribes in relation to that State or Union territory, as the case may be

In which year RashtriyaSwasthyaBimaYojana (RSBY) was launched?

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RSBY was launched in the year 2008 by the Ministry of Labour and Employment and provides cashless health insurance scheme with benefit coverage of Rs. 30.000/- per annum on a family floater basis [for 5 members], for Below Poverty Line (BPL) families, and 11 other defined categories of unorganised workers Please note AB-NHPM will subsume the on-going centrally sponsored schemes -RashtriyaSwasthyaBimaYojana (RSBY) and the Senior Citizen Health Insurance Scheme (SCHIS)

Recently Cabinet approves Opening of Missions in Africa to implement commitments of India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS-III) . Till now how many India-Africa Forum Summits were held?

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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed on:

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The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid pass laws 2018 Theme: Promoting tolerance, inclusion, unity and respect for diversity in the context of combating racial discrimination

How much reservation is provided for admission to Post-Graduate medical courses for persons with disabilities?

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In accordance with the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, the percentage of seats for admission to PG medical courses to be filled up by persons with disabilities has been increased from 3% to 5%. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has granted approval to amend the regulation in order to expand the scope of persons with disabilities getting benefit of reservation. The benefit will accrue to all 21 benchmark disabilities as per the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

Recently Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik given additional charge of Odisha. Which constitutional amendment act provided appointment of the same person as a governor for two or more states?

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7th Constitutional AmendmentAct, 1956 facilitated the appointment of the same person as a governor for two or more states.

Recently Union Cabinet approved amending the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016. In this context consider the following statements:

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Number of disabilities mentioned in Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 are:

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The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill - 2016" replaced the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995. The types of disabilities have been increased from 7 to 21 and the Central Government will have the power to add more types of disabilities

Cabinet approves continuation of Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) - National Higher Education Mission. In this context consider the following statements:

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India today successfully flight-tested BrahMos missile, which is called the world's fastest supersonic cruise missile. BrahMos is a joint venture between India and:

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The BrahMos is a medium-range ramjet supersonic cruise missilethat can be launched from submarine, ships, aircraft, or land. It is the fastest supersonic cruise missile in the world. It is a joint venture between the Russian Federation's NPO Mashinostroeyenia and Republic of India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) who together have formed BrahMos Aerospace

Which city ranked first in the Mercer Quality of Living Survey 2018?

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