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

1. Foal Eagle is the name of military training exercise between:

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Foal Eagle is a combined field training exercise (FTX) conducted annually by the Republic of Korea (South Korea) Armed Forces and the United States Armed Forces under the auspices of the Combined Forces Command. It is one of the largest military exercises conducted annually in the world. Foal Eagle has been a source of friction with the government of Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and domestic ROK critics.

2. Which of the following will implement Atmosphere & Climate Research-Modelling Observing Systems & Services (ACROSS)" scheme?

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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved continuation of the nine sub-schemes of the umbrella scheme "Atmosphere & Climate Research-Modelling Observing Systems & Services (ACROSS)" during 2017-2020 at an estimated cost of Rs. 1450 crore. It will be implemented by the Ministry of Earth Sciences through its institutes namely India Meteorological Department (IMD), Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF), and Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Service(INCOIS). About ACROSS: ACROSS scheme pertains to the atmospheric science programs of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) and addresses different aspects of weather and climate services, which includes warnings for cyclone, storm surges, heat waves, thunderstorms etc. Each of these aspects is incorporated as nine sub-schemes under the umbrella scheme "ACROSS" and is implemented in an integrated manner through the aforesaid four institutes. The ACROSS scheme consists of nine sub-programmes which are multi disciplinary and multi institutional in nature and will be implemented in an integrated manner through IMD, HIM, NCMRWF and INCOIS

3. Green Apple Award is given in the field of:

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2018. The Green Apple Environment Awards were established in 1994 as an annual campaign to recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice around the world. The awards are organised by The Green Organisation - an international, independent, non-political, non-profit environment group. Recently Manipal Academy of Higher Education won silver in the International Green Apple Award for Environmental best practice

4. Which of the following is the aim of Setu Bharatam programme?

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Setu Bharatam programme aims to ensure road safety by making all national highways free of railway level crossings, by 2019, by building railway over bridges/ under passes

5. As per recent Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approval what per cent of sugar shall be mandatorily packed in diversified jute bag?

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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval to expand the scope of mandatory packaging norms under the Jute Packaging Material (JPM) Act, 1987. The CCEA approved that 100 per cent of the food grains and 20 per cent of sugar shall be mandatorily packed in diversified jute bags. The decision to pack sugar in diversified jute bags will give an impetus to the diversification of the jute industry.

6. Who among the following will be honoured with the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) Award at the 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA)?

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Filmmaker Nandita Das will be honoured with the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) Award at the 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) in Brisbane

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

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8. Which of the following ministry act as the nodal ministry for the implementation of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act?

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The social justice ministry is the nodal ministry for the implementation of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

9. The United Nations conference to adopt Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) will be held in:

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The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) is a non-binding "inter governmentally negotiated agreement, prepared under the auspices of the United Nations, [that covers] all dimensions of international migration in a holistic and comprehensive manner". It sets out 23 objectives to deal issues ranging from factors that compel people to move, legal channels for migration, combating trafficking and smuggling, harnessing the economic benefits of migration and return of the migrants. It is not legally binding. The United Nations conference to adopt the compact will be held in Marrakech, Morocco, on 10–11 December 2018 The Australian Government recently announced to not sign the UN Global Compact for Migration saying that the agreement would undermine its existing immigration policies.

10. How many cities were selected under HRIDAY?

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The National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) was launched in 2015 with an initial coverage of 12 cities. The scheme is aimed at preserving and revitalizing the soul and unique character of the heritage cities in the country. The Mission is being operated as a central sector scheme and is initially being implemented in 12 identified cities namely, Ajmer, Amaravati, Amritsar, Badami, Dwarka, Gaya, Kanchipuram, Mathura, Puri, Varanasi, Velankanni and Warangal

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