26th March, 2018 (National & International Current Affairs)

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Recently there news about Asia's largest Tulip garden. In which of the following states Asia's largest Tulip garden is located?

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The beginning of the tourism season in the Kashmir Valley was today marked with the opening of Asia's largest Tulip garden here on the banks of the iconic Dal lake.

Who among the following was appointed as India’s Representative to the Executive Board of UNESCO?

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The Government of India has decided to nominate Professor J S Rajput, former Director NCERT, as India’s representative to the Executive Board (EXB) of UNESCO. The EXB has a four-year term of office and 58 seats. The executive board is one of the constitutional organs of UNESCO and is elected by the General Conference. The executive board examines the work for the organization and the corresponding budget estimates. In practice, the executive board is the main organ responsible for all policies and programmes of UNESCO. Note The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris. UNESCO was founded in the year 1946

First International Exhibition of Graphic Prints ‘Print Biennale India 2018’ was held in:

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National Academy of Art, the Lalit Kala Akademi is hosting the first-ever International Print Biennale in the country with a record number of 17 countries taking part in it

Every year International day of remembrance of the victims of slavery is observed on:

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Every year March 25th is observed as International day of remembrance of the victims of slavery. The 2018 theme was ‘Remember Slavery: Triumphs and Struggles for Freedom and Equality’.

Consider the following statements about Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM):

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World Bank's annual conference on land and poverty was held in:

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What is the current rank of India in Ease of Doing Business?

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India jumped 30 spots to secure a place among the top-100 countries on World Bank's ease of doing business ranking list in 2018. With this year's performance, India became the first ever country to record highest jump in World Bank's ease of doing business ranking.

Today Google through its doodle commemorated the 45th anniversary of the Chipko movement. Consider the following statements about Chipko movement:

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World’s largest tropical peatland is located in:

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Recently Brazzaville Declaration was signed to protect World’s largest tropical peatland. The Brazzaville Declaration aims to implement coordination and cooperation between different government sectors to protect the benefits provided by peatland ecosystems.

Navy Exercise IMNEX- 2018 begins in Visakhapatnam. It is the Navy exercise between India and:

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For which of the following Canadian mathematician Robert Langlands won 2018 Abel Prize ?

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Recently Supreme court to examine constitutional validity of polygamy, 'nikah halala' among Muslims, 'nikah halala' is related to:

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Under Nikah Halala, if a Muslim woman after being divorced by her husband three times at different instances wants to go back to him, then she has to marry another person and then divorce the second husband to get re-married to her first husband.

Recently CCEA approves Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry. In this context consider the following statements:

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Which among the following received Frederick Pincott Award for 2017?

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South Asian Cinema Foundation (SACF), a London based organisation has received the Frederick Pincott Award for 2017 from the Indian High Commissioner, Y K Sinha for promoting Hindi cinema in Britain for the last 18 years.

National Conference on Down syndrome was held in:

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A’ National Conference on Down Syndrome’ was organised by the National Trust under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Note: Down syndrome (DS or DNS), also known as trisomy 21, is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all or part of a third copy of chromosome 21. The average IQ of a young adult with Down syndrome is 50, equivalent to the mental ability of an 8- or 9-year-old child, but this can vary widely. On 19th December 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared to observe 21st March as World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) and since then every year, this day is officially observed by UN to create awareness about people with Down Syndrome.

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