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

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1. Which of the following is not correct with respect to Mahila-e-Haat?

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Mahila E-Haat is an initiative for meeting aspirations and needs of women entrepreneurs. It is an online marketing platform for women, where participants can display their products. It is an initiative for women across the country as a part of ‘Digital India’ and ‘Stand Up India’ initiatives. The platform has been set up by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India under Rashtriya Mahila Kosh (RMK). Note: Rashtriya Mahila Kosh (RMK) was established by the Government of India in March, 1993 as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Women & Child Development. It was registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860. The operating model currently followed by RMK is that of a facilitating agency wherein RMK provides loans to NGO-MFIs termed as Intermediary Organizations (IMO) which on-lend to Self Help Groups (SHGs) of women. RMK also has appointed nodal agencies and franchisees for furthering of its objectives of reaching out to the women beneficiaries with easy access of micro credit for income generating activities.

2. Which of the following is the partner country for 24th edition of Technology Summit held in New Delhi?

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India hosted 24th edition of Technology Summit with Italy as the partner country. Note: Genesis of this Tech Summit lies in the first CII Technology Summit organised 23 years back in 1995 with an aim to facilitate global technology collaborations. After a few successful yearly summits, CII became partner with the Department of Science & Technology in organising these Summits since 2004.

3. What is the theme of Vigilance Awareness Week 2018 organised by Central Vigilance commission?

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The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) observes the Vigilance Awareness Week every year during the week in which the birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (31st October) falls. This year, the Vigilance Awareness Week is being observed from 29th October to 3rd November, 2018 on the theme “Eradicate Corruption-Build a New India Note: The Central Vigilance Commission was set up by the Government in February,1964 on the recommendations of the Committee on Prevention of Corruption, headed by Shri K. Santhanam, to advise and guide Central Government agencies in the field of vigilance. The Commission shall consist of: A Central Vigilance Commissioner - Chairperson; Not more than two Vigilance Commissioners - Members;

4. Which of the following manages and controls National Urban Housing Fund?

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The Union Cabinet has come up recently with the National Urban Housing Fund (NUHF). An amount of Rs 60,000 crores has been allocated for the Fund. The Fund is to be managed and controlled by the Building Materials and Technological Promotion Council, which is an autonomous body registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860 and is under the umbrella of the Ministry of Urban Affairs

5. Rajkumar Singhajit Singh is known for:

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A doyen of Manipuri dance Shri Rajkumar Singhajit Singh has been selected for the Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony for the year 2014. He has distinguished himself both as an outstanding teacher, performer and choreographer. His choreography has been enriched by elements incorporated from various forms of performing arts of Manipur such as Thang-ta, Nata-Sankirtana, Lai-haraoba and Rasleela. Note: The Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony for the years 2015 & 2016 is being conferred on the Chhayanaut (a cultural organization of Bangladesh) and on one of India’s greatest sculptors, Shri Ram Vanji Sutar The annual award was instituted by the Government of India during the commemoration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. The first Tagore Award was conferred on Pt. Ravi Shankar, the Indian Sitar Maestro in 2012 and second was conferred on Shri Zubin Mehta in 2013. The award carries an amount of Rs. 1 crore, a citation in a scroll, a plaque as well as an exquisite traditional handicraft/ handloom item. The award is open to all persons regardless of nationality, race, language, caste, creed or sex.

6. Which of the following is not correct with respect to North Eastern Council?

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7. Jagoi is the name of classical dance of:

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Manipuri dance, also known as Jagoi, is one of the major Indian classical dance forms, named after the region of its origin – Manipur. It is particularly known for its Hindu Vaishnavism themes, and exquisite performances of love-inspired dance drama of Radha-Krishna called Raslila

8. Krishi Kumbh 2018 was held in:

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9. Which of the following organization instituted Earth Heroes Awards?

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Earth Heroes Awards are awards instituted by Royal Bank of Scotland in association with World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) in 2011

10. Which of the following is not correct?

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Note: Global convention of the Arya Samaj, the International Arya Mahasammelan 2018 was recently inaugurated by the President of India in New Delhi.

11. In which year Supreme Court introduced Vishakha guidelines against sexual harassment?

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The Vishakha guidelines introduced by the apex court in 1997 were evolved into a parliamentary law called the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Note: The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a PIL petition to extend the Vishakha guidelines against sexual harassment in workplace to ashrams, madrasas and Catholic institutions.

12. Every year World Polio Day is observed on:

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Every year, October 24, is celebrated as World Polio Day to raise the awareness about the infectious disease Poliomyelitis, commonly known as Polio. The day was established by Roary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against the disease. This development had led to widespread use of this inactivated poliovirus vaccine and subsequently use of oral poliovirus, developed by Albert Sabin. It also had led to establishment of Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in 1988 which has helped to reduce polio worldwide by 99% Note: Poliomyelitis (polio) is a highly infectious viral disease, which mainly affects young children below age of 5. The virus is transmitted from person-to-person

13. Which of the following team won 2018 Vijay Hazare Trophy?

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Mumbai defeated Delhi by four wickets to win their third Vijay Hazare Trophy title

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