October (11th to 20th) 2018 (National & International Current Affairs) – Test 2

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1. Which of the following is not correct with respect to Central Information commission?

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Central Information Commission was established by the Central Government in 2005. It was constituted through an Official Gazette Notification under the provisions of the Right to Information Act (2005). Hence, it is not a constitutional body The Commission consists of a Chief Information Commissioner and not more than ten Information Commissioners. They are appointed by the President on the recommendation of a committee consisting of the Prime Minister as Chairperson, the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha and a Union Cabinet Minister nominated by the Prime Minister The Chief Information Commissioner and an Information Commissioner hold office for a term of 5 years or until they attain the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier. They are not eligible for reappointment

2. Which of the following is not correct with respect Solicitor General of India?

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In addition to the AG, there are other law officers of the Government of India. They are the solicitor general of India and additional solicitor general of India. They assist the AG in the fulfilment of his official responsibilities. It should be noted here that only the office of the AG is created by the Constitution. In other words, Article 76 does not mention about the solicitor general and additional solicitor general. Office and duties of Attorney General is created by Constitution under Article 76. While, Solicitor General and Additional Solicitor Generals’ office and duties are governed by Law Officers (Conditions of Service) Rules, 1987 and not by Constitution (thus they are statutory posts and not constitutional Note: Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta has been appointed as the new Solicitor General of India, a post lying vacant for nearly a year after senior advocate Ranjit Kumar stepped down Appointments Committee of the Cabinet appoints the Solicitor General. Whereas Attorney General for India is appointed by the President

3. Which of the following will be setting up Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Maharastra?

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The WEF is setting up a Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Maharashtra. The other centres are in San Francisco, Japan (Tokyo) and Beijing (China). Artificial intelligence, block chain and drones are the first three projects of the centre in India. WEF will work in collaboration with the NITI Aayog, business leaders, academia and start-ups in these projects.

4. National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM) is located in:

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5. Which of the following is not correct?

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NJDG will work as a monitoring tool to identify, manage & reduce pendency of cases. It will also help to provide timely inputs for making policy decisions to reduce delay and arrears in the system, facilitate better monitoring of court performance and systemic bottlenecks, and, thus, facilitate better resource management. The NJDG will cover all categories of cases, including those relating to juvenile justice system

6. Which of the following will operationalize the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) to ensure that quality and standards meet sector specific requirements?

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Union Cabinet has recently approved the merging of two skill institutes to form National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET). The merged two institutes are National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) and the National Skill Development Agency (NSDA). NCVET is envisaged as an institution which will perform the regulatory functions so far vested in NCVT and NSDA. Note: The National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) is a competency-based framework that organizes all qualifications according to a series of levels of knowledge, skills and aptitude. These levels, graded from one to ten, are defined in terms of learning outcomes which the learner must possess regardless of whether they are obtained through formal, non-formal or informal learning

7. How many members are present in State Human Rights Commission?

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The State Human Rights Commission is a multi-member body consisting of a chairperson and two members. The chairperson should be a retired Chief Justice of a High Court and members should be a serving or retired judge of a High Court or a District Judge in the state with a minimum of seven years experience as District Judge and a person having knowledge or practical experience with respect to human rights. The chairperson and members are appointed by the Governor on the recommendations of a committee consisting of the chief minister as its head, the speaker of the Legislative Assembly, the state home minister and the leader of the opposition in the Legislative Assembly. In the case of a state having Legislative Council, the chairman of the Council and the leader of the opposition in the Council would also be the members of the committee. Further, a sitting judge of a High Court or a sitting District Judge can be appointed only after consultation with the Chief Justice of the High Court of the concerned state. The chairperson and members hold office for a term of five years or until they attain the age of 70 years, whichever is earlier. After their tenure, the chairperson and members are not eligible for further employment under a state government or the Central government. Although the chairperson and members of a State Human Rights Commission are appointed by the governor, they can be removed only by the President (and not by the governor). The President can remove them on the same grounds and in the same manner as he can remove the chairperson or a member of the National Human Rights Commission. Note: The 2006 Amendment reduced the number of members of State Human Rights Commission from five to three and also changed the eligibility condition for appointment of member of the Commission. There are five members in National Human Rights commission

8. Which of the following is associated with Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion?

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The Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) is an inclusive platform for all G20 countries, interested non-G20 countries and relevant stakeholders to carry forward work on financial inclusion, including implementation of the G20 Financial Inclusion Action Plan, endorsed at the G20 Summit in Seoul.

9. International Day for Disaster Reduction is observed every year on:

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International Day for Disaster Reduction began in 1989, after a call by the United Nations General Assembly for a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. Held every 13 October, the day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face. The 2018 edition continues as part of the "Sendai Seven" campaign, centered on the seven targets of the Sendai Framework. This year will focus on Target C of the Sendai Framework, reducing disaster economic losses in relation to global GDP by 2030.

10. Which of the following is a monetary policy tool which allows banks to borrow money through repurchase agreements or repos?

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Liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) is a monetary policy tool which allows banks to borrow money through repurchase agreements or repos Marginal Standing Facility is a new Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF) window created by Reserve Bank of India in its credit policy of May 2011. MSF is the rate at which the banks are able to borrow overnight funds from RBI against the approved government securities.

11. Which of the following is not correctly matched?

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12. Which of the following is not correctly matched?

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In 2015, the World Bank had launched a $500 million Transformative Carbon Asset Facility (TCAF) to help developing countries pay for emission reductions and combat climate change. The Transformative Carbon Asset Facility (TCAF) will establish the world’s first programmatic carbon market. The scheme will reward countries for reducing emissions by paying a fee for each tonne of carbon dioxide (CO2) reduced. The facility will help countries implement their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs).

13. World Economic Outlook (WEO) is a survey conducted and published by the:

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14. The Author of “The Paradoxical Prime Minister: Narendra Modi And His India” is:

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1. Who among the following is the chairman of Prime Minister’s Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC)?

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The panel was formulated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to advice on science and technology innovation. It is currently headed by Dr. K Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India. In the first meeting various key projects and their direction were discussed including- Accelerating Growth for New India innovation (AGNIi), Deep Ocean Mission, Teaching S&T in Indian languages, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Quantum Computing, Bioscience Mission for Precision Health and Optimal Well-being, Waste to Energy, Research, Development and Innovation towards making India a leader in Electric Vehicles, Indian Biodiversity: characterisation, preservation and sustainable use.

2. Which of the following is not correct?

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3. Which organization launched Aarohan social innovation awards nurture a culture of innovation in the social sector?

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Infosys Foundation announced the launch of the Aarohan social innovation awards here to nurture a culture of innovation in the social sector. The awards would be given in six categories including healthcare, rural development and destitute care, the foundation, which is a philanthropic and the corporate social responsibility arm of Infosys

4. Horizon 2020 is a joint project by Indian government and:

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Union Government and European Union (EU) have collaborated for research programme named Horizon 2020 to develop Next Generation Influenza Vaccine to protect citizens across the globe

5. Who among the following has been chosen as India’s first ‘Miss Trans Queen’?

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Veena Sendre from Chhattisgarh has been chosen as India's first 'Miss Trans Queen'. Veena defeated Namita Ammu of Tamil Nadu to claim the title at the national-level beauty contest organised in Mumbai

6. For current fiscal year IMF predicted India’s growth rate as:

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicted a growth rate of 7.3 per cent for India in the current year and 7.4 per cent in 2019. In 2017, India had recorded a 6.7 per cent growth rate.

7. Which states will be the partner state at Goa International Film Festival?

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8. What is the rank of India in 2018 Henley Passport Index?

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The Henley Passport Index is the original ranking of all the world's passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa. Japan ranked first in Passport Index. Japanese citizens have access to 190 countries visa-free or with a visa-on-arrival, having gained visa-free access to Myanmar earlier this month. India has secured 81st spot on the 2018 Henley Passport Index, with visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 60 destinations.

9. Singphan wildlife sanctuary is located in:

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The Nagaland government has declared the Singphan Wildlife Sanctuary as an elephant reserve making it the 30th reserve for jumbos in the country.

10. Natwar Thakkar is popularly known as:

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11. Which state government will set up an anti-terrorism force (ATF) known as Kavach?

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Haryana government will set up an anti-terrorism force (ATF) comprising specially trained recruits from the state police, to deal with present day security challenges. This force will be named 'Kavach'.

12. What is the rank of India in Oxfam International’s ‘Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index’ 2018?

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India has been ranked 147th among 157 countries at the UK-based charity Oxfam International’s ‘Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index’ 2018.

13. Which among the following has recently won the special lifetime achievement award from the Music Academy?

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Vikku Vinayakram was conferred with a Special Lifetime Achievement Award by The Music Academy, making him the third artiste to receive this special award. Eminent Bharatanatyam dancer Kamala Lakshmi Narayanan and violinist Lalgudi Jayaraman are the only artistes to have been presented with the award, and now the ghatam exponent joins this illustrious list Note: The Ghatam is a percussion instrument used in the Carnatic music of South India. A variant played in Punjab and known as gharhaas is a part of Punjabi folk traditions. Its analogue in Rajasthan is known as the madga and pani mataqa ("water jug"). The ghatam is one of the most ancient percussion instruments of South India. It is a clay pot with narrow mouth. From the mouth, it slants outwards to form a ridge. Made mainly of clay backed with brass or copper filings with a small amount of iron filings, the pitch of the ghatam varies according to its size. The pitch can be slightly altered by the application of plasticine clay or water.

14. Old World Theatre festival 2018 was held in:

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The 17th edition of Old World Theatre festival 2018 is being organised by India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. The theatre festival has been recognised by UNESCO as a “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity”. Note: Koodiyattam also transliterated as Kutiyattam, is a traditional performing artform in the state of Kerala, India. It is a combination of ancient Sanskrit theatre with elements of Koothu, a Tamil/Malayalam performing art which is as old as Sangam era. It is officially recognised by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

15. World Mental Health Day (WMHD) is observed every year on:

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1. Which of the following organization publishes National Health Profile?

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Union ministry of health released an Analytical Report of the National Health Profile-2018 prepared by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI), under the aegis of the Directorate General of Health Services. The National Health Profile covers demographic, socio-economic, health status and health finance indicators, along with comprehensive information on health infrastructure and human resources in health. CBHI has been publishing National Health Profile every year since 2005. This is the 12th edition. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the project technology partner adhering to paramount Data Security.

2. Which of the following is associated with Human Capital Project?

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Recently World Bank released Human Capital Index (HCI) as part of the Human Capital Project The World Bank ranked India 115th among 157 countries in its first-ever Human Capital Index (HCI). The index took into account parameters like child mortality, health and education The World Bank gave India a score of 0.44 of the total 1.0, lower than the average for its income-level countries. In simple terms, it shows that the children born in India today will be 44 per cent as productive when they grow up as they could be if they enjoyed complete education and full health. Girls fared slightly better at 0.45 than boys, who scored 0.43. Globally, 56 per cent of all children born today will grow up to be, at best, half as productive as they could be, and 92 per cent will grow up to be 75 per cent as productive as they could be. Note: The index is made up of five indicators: the probability of survival to age five, a child’s expected years of schooling, harmonised test scores as a measure of quality of learning, adult survival rate (fraction of 15-year-olds that will survive to age 60), and the proportion of children who are not stunted.

3. Which of the following is not correct with respect to Anti-Defection Law?

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4. Which of the following is not correct with respect to Lok Adalt?

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5. Which of the following is not correct with respect to Gram Nyayalayas?

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6. Which state Prison department has rolled out a smart video- calling facility for female prisoners and inmates lodged at open jails?

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In a first, female prisoners and inmates lodged at open jails across 15 prisons in Maharashtra will now get access to make video calls to their family members. The move is going to be the first of its kind in the country. The Maharashtra Prison department has launched a pilot project at Pune’s Yerawada Central Prison. However, after gaining success in the initiative, the project has now been rolled out at all the women’s jails across the state.

7. 2022 Youth Olympic Games will be held in:

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The fourth edition of the Youth Olympic Games will be held in Dakar, Senegal, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced in Buenos Aires, which is hosting the 2018 edition. The Dakar 2022 Youth Games will be the first ever Olympic event in Africa.

8. India International Silk Fair (IISF) was held in

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India International Silk Fair (IISF) was held in New Delhi. The event was organised by the Indian Silk Export Promotion Council (ISEPC) Note: India is the 2nd largest producer of silk in the world. The silk industry is agriculture based and labour intensive and provides gainful employment to around 8 million artisans and weavers in rural areas. The Indian Silk Export Promotion Council (ISEPC) was set up in 1983 as a company not for profit under Companies Act duly sponsored by the Government of India in the Ministry of Textiles. Central Silk Board is a statutory body, under the administrative control of the Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India. Established in 1948, by an Act of parliament

9. Which of the following launched Bali Fintech Agenda?

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The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group today launched the Bali Fintech Agenda, a set of 12 policy elements aimed at helping member countries to harness the benefits and opportunities of rapid advances in financial technology that are transforming the provision of banking services, while at the same time managing the inherent risks.

10. What is the name of mission launched to generate genomic information for Asian populations and to promote genetic understanding of Asian populations?

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The GenomeAsia project will involve sequencing whole genomes of 1,00,000 Asians, that includes 50,000 Indians and a group of Indian scientists and companies have already teamed up on the project, with close supervision from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Department of Biotechnology Note: In a bid to improve healthcare as well as tap into the global trend of designing ‘personalised medicine,’ India is embarking on an ambitious project of sequencing the genes of a large group of Indians. The decision that India will be a part of the ‘GenomeAsia 100k’ project, which is driven by Singapore-based National Technological University (NTU), was announced amidst various other key decisions made during the first-ever assembly of the Prime Minister’s Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (STIAC)

11. Which of the following is not one of the indicators used in Global Hunger Index?

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The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a tool designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger at the global, regional, and country levels. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) calculates GHI scores each year to assess progress, or the lack thereof, in combating hunger. Four main indicators are used to calculate hunger levels are- The first indicator is undernourishment, which is the share of the population which is undernourished and reflects insufficient caloric intake. The next three indicators use data for children under five: child wasting (low weight for height), reflecting acute under-nutrition; child stunting (low height for age), reflecting chronic under-nutrition; and child mortality. 2018 Global Hunger Index: Belarus ranked first in 2018 Global Hunger Index Rank of India-103 with a score of 31.1 out of 119 countries, with hunger levels in the country categorized as “serious.” India has shown improvement in three of the indicators over the comparable reference years. The percentage of undernourished people in the population has dropped from 18.2% in 2000 to 14.8% in 2018. The child mortality rate has halved from 9.2% to 4.3%, while child stunting has dropped from 54.2% to 38.4% over the same period. However, the prevalence of child wasting has actually worsened in comparison to previous reference years. It stood at 17.1% in 2000, and increased to 20% in 2005. In 2018, it stands at 21% At least one in five Indian children under the age of five are wasted, which means they have extremely low weight for their height, reflecting acute under-nutrition

12. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and:

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was established by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 1988. Its main objective was to assess scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant to the understanding of human induced climate change, potential impacts of climate change and options for mitigation and adaptation. IPCC has three working groups and a task force. Working Group I (WG I) : The science of climate change Working Group II (WG II) : Impacts, adaptation and vulnerability Working Group III (WG III) : Mitigation of climate change Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI)

13. Who among the following acts as chairman of Prime Minister’s Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council?

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The Prime Minister's Science Technology and Innovation Council (PM-STIAC) was constituted with 21 members. It is headed by Principal Scientific Advisor to government

14. Which of the following planet is an example of Ice giant?

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An ice giant is a giant planet composed mainly of elements heavier than hydrogen and helium, such as oxygen, carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur. There are two known ice giants in the Solar System: Uranus and Neptune.

1. Kutupalong refugee camp is located in:

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Kutupalong refugee camp is a refugee camp in Ukhia, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, inhabited mostly by Rohingya refugees that fled from ethnic and religious persecution in neighboring Myanmar. It is one of two government-run refugee camps in Cox's Bazar, the other being the Nayapara refugee camp

2. The Indian Navy has inducted its first deep submergence rescue vehicle in:

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The Indian Navy has inducted its first deep submergence rescue vehicle for downed or disaster-struck submarines at high sea. It is inducted in Mumbai. The second DSRV is expected to be inducted at Visakhapatnam in 2019.

3. Cope India are a series of international Air Force exercises between the Indian Air Force and:

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4. Which of the following is not correctly matched?

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Para (Special Forces) commonly known as Para SF, is the special force unit of the Indian Army. It is attached to the Parachute Regiment MARCOS, previously named as Marine Commando Force (MCF), is the special forces unit of the Indian Navy created for conducting special operations The Garud Commando Force is the Special Forces unit of the Indian Air Force

5. Who among the following acts as chairman of CSIR?

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Council of Scientific and Industrial Research abbreviated as CSIR was established by the Government of India in September of 1942 as an autonomous body that has emerged as the largest research and development organisation in India. The research and development activities of CSIR include aerospace engineering, structural engineering, ocean sciences, life sciences, metallurgy, chemicals, mining, food, petroleum, leather, and environmental science Dr Shekhar C. Mande, the current Director of the National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), Pune has been appointed as the new Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Secretary of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), India. He succeeds Dr Girish Sahni,

6. How many member countries are present in UN Human Rights Councils?

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UNHRC is made up of 47 UN member states which are elected by UN General Assembly (UNGA) with specific number of seats allocated for each five region of the globe viz. African States (13 seats), Asia-Pacific States (13 seats), Eastern European States (6 seats), Latin American and Caribbean States (8 seats) and Western European and other States( 7 seats). Members serve for three-year terms and can serve only two terms in a row India was elected to the United Nations' top human rights body for a period of three years beginning January 1, 2019, getting 188 votes in the Asia-Pacific category, the highest number of votes among all candidates. This was fifth time India has been elected to UNHRC, previously was elected 2006-2009, 2011-2014 and 2014-2017. From Asia-Pacific region category, Fiji with 187 and Bangladesh 178 votes were also elected along with India Countries needed a minimum of 97 votes to get elected to the Council.

7. With which of the following NITI Aayog entered into a partnership to deploy Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies in areas such as agriculture, healthcare?

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The National Institution for Transforming India, also called the NITI Aayog entered into a partnership with Microsoft to deploy Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies in areas such as agriculture, healthcare, natural language computing and sustainable environment. As part of the agreement, Microsoft India will support NITI Aayog by combining the Cloud, AI, research and its vertical expertise for new initiatives and solutions. Microsoft will also accelerate the use of AI for the development and adoption of local language computing, in addition to building capacity for AI among the workforce through education. Additionally, it will also promote STEM education in areas of AI studies and data sciences for young women in institutes identified by NITI Aayog Note: STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach

8. Which state was awarded with UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) Future Policy Gold Award (Gold Prize)?

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Sikkim has won the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) Future Policy Gold Award for its achievement in becoming the world's first totally organic agriculture state. Sikkim was considered for the award for its policies on Agroecology and Sustainable food systems. Nicknamed the "Oscar for best policies", the award is co-organised with the FAO by The World Future Council (WFC) and IFOAM -- Organics International, and recognises "the world's best laws and policies promoting agroecology". Brazil, Denmark, Quito and Ecuador shared the Silver award.

9. Who among the following won New Academy Prize in literature?

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Guadeloupean author Maryse Conde won an alternative award formed in protest to the Nobel Literature Prize, postponed this year over a rape scandal that came to light as part of the #MeToo movement. Conde is author of some 20 novels, including Desirada, Segu and Crossing the Mangrove The New Academy Prize in Literature was formed in protest to denounce what its founders called the "bias, arrogance and sexism" of the venerable Swedish Academy, which selects Nobel laureates. The Swedish Academy was plunged into turmoil in 2017 over its ties to Frenchman Jean-Claude Arnault, who was jailed for two years in early October for rape

10. What is the rank of India in 2018 Global Hunger Index?

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India was ranked 103rd out of 119 qualifying countries in the 2018 Global Hunger Index (GHI). The GHI indicates the level of hunger and undernutrition worldwide. The level of hunger in the world has improved from 29.2 in 2000 to 20.9 now. This improvement is due to reduction in each of the four GHI indicators – the prevalence of undernourishment, child stunting, child wasting, and child mortality.

11. Which country topped in World Bank’s Human Capital Index (HCI)?

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India was ranked 115th out of 157 countries on the World Bank’s Human Capital Index (HCI). Singapore topped the poll, being rated highly for its universal health care system, education exams results, and life expectancy figures.

12. Justice Verma Committee is related to:

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Justice Verma Committee was constituted to recommend amendments to the Criminal Law so as to provide for quicker trial and enhanced punishment for criminals accused of committing sexual assault against women. The Committee submitted its report on January 23, 2013.

13. What is the theme of 2018 International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction?

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International Day for Disaster Reduction, held every 13 October The overall theme of the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) in 2018 is reducing the economic loss of disasters which is Target (c) of the Sendai Framework which aims at ‘reducing disaster economic losses in relation to global GDP by 2030’ Note: Sendai Framework is an international Treaty that was approved by UN member states in March 2015 at Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Sendai, Japan. It is voluntary and non-binding treaty which recognizes that UN member State has primary role to reduce disaster risk The Sendai Framework sets four specific priorities for action: • Understanding disaster risk; • Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk; • Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience; • Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response, and to "Build Back Better" in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction. To support the assessment of global progress in achieving the outcome and goal of the Sendai Framework, seven global targets have been agreed

14. Which of the following has become the first Indian company in the service sector and fifth globally to win the Deming Prize?

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Indus Towers becomes the first Indian company in the service sector and fifth globally to achieve this feat Indus Towers, world's largest telecom tower company (outside China), won the Deming Prize for 2018, being the first Indian company in the service sector and the fifth in the world to achieve this. The Deming Prize was bestowed on Indus Towers for distinctive performance improvements through the application of Total Quality Management (TQM) practices Being a globally renowned award, the Deming Prize is the oldest and most widely recognized, given to companies that have established customer-oriented business objectives and strategies, and implemented TQM to achieve them The Deming Prize for 2018 was announced by JUSE - Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers. It was established in 1951 and was originally designed to reward Japanese companies for their major advancements in quality improvement. At present, however, companies outside Japan are also accorded the award.

15. Which university was named as World’s Most Innovative University by Reuters?

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1. Which of the following is not correct with respect to Commercial paper?

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2. Currently the Estimates Committee of Parliament is headed by:

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Note: The Estimates Committee has 30 members and all these members are from Lok Sabha. There is no Rajya Sabha member in Estimates Committee. The members are elected by Lok Sabha members from amongst themselves every year by principles of proportional representation by means of a single transferable vote, so that all parties get due presentation in it. A minister cannot be elected as member / Chairman of estimates committee. The chairman is appointed by the Speaker and chairman is always from ruling party or coalition.

3. International Day of Rural Women celebrates every year on:

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The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Rural Women celebrates and honors the role of rural women on October 15 each year. It recognizes rural women’s importance in enhancing agricultural and rural development worldwide. This year the theme is 'Sustainable infrastructure, services and social protection for gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls.'

4. Polio (Poliomyelitis) is a highly infectious:

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Poliomyelitis, often called polio or infantile paralysis, is an infectious disease caused by the poliovirus Despite recent revelation that 1.5 lakh vials of Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) in India were adulterated, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has retained India’s polio-free status and lauded the country for taking quick corrective steps.

5. Citizens of which of the following Nation/s is/are required Restricted Area Permit (RAP) to visit Andaman & Nicobar?

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Foreign tourists can now visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands without any restrictions as the Home Ministry has modified its earlier order which made it mandatory for them to register with the Foreigners Registration Officer within 24 hours of their arrival. This order follows an earlier directive which allowed foreigners to visit 29 inhabited and 11 uninhabited islands in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which were prohibited for visitors under the Foreigners (Restricted Area) Order, 1963, without any restrictions. However, citizens of Afghanistan, China and Pakistan and foreign nationals having their origin in these countries will continue to require Restricted Area Permit (RAP) to visit Union Territory

6. Which of the following launched Ask Disha Chat bot?

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IRCTC launches ‘Ask Disha – Digital Interaction to Seek Help Anytime – the new artificial intelligence-enabled chat bot is a first of its kind initiative for any Indian government website. ‘Ask Disha’ can be used by Indian Railways passengers to get their questions answered through the chat bot The ‘Ask Disha’ chat bot has been jointly developed by IRCTC and CoRover Private Limited, a Bangalore-based startup.

7. Which of the following is not correct?

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8. How many medals won by Indian athletes in the Asian Para Games, 2018 held in Indonesia?

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72 Indian athletes won the medals in the Asian Para Games, 2018 held in Indonesia recently, which is the largest Indian medal tally in the games. With 15 gold, 24 silver and 33 bronze medals, India was placed ninth in the overall medal tally.

9. World Student day is observed every year on:

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World Student day is observed every year on October 15th to mark the birth anniversary of APJ Abdul Kalam popularly known as Missile man of India

10. India’s first-ever India-Israel Innovation Centre (IIIC), an entrepreneurial technology hub, was launched in:

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The country’s first India-Israel Innovation Centre (IIIC), an entrepreneurial technology hub, was launched in Bengaluru. The IIIC is a significant step towards facilitating penetration of Israeli companies in India and aims to forge local partnerships and joint ventures between companies from the two countries.

11. Which of the following is not correct?

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12. Agri-Startup and Entrepreneurship Conclave, was held in:

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On the Occasion of World Food Day, ICAR organised Agri-Startup and Entrepreneurship Conclave in New Delhi. The theme of the conclave was "Unleashing Potentials in Agriculture for Young Entrepreneurs (UPAYA)" Note: To attract the youth of the country towards agriculture, a project called 'Arya' is being run through Krishi Vigyan Kendras The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is an autonomous body responsible for co-ordinating agricultural education and research in India. It reports to the Department of Agricultural Research and Education, Ministry of Agriculture. The Union Minister of Agriculture serves as its president. It is the largest network of agricultural research and education institutes in the world Headquarters of ICAR is located in New Delhi

13. ROSHNI which is Centre of Women Collectives led Social Action is technically and financially supported by:

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Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM), Ministry of Rural Development and Lady Irwin College, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for establishing ROSHNI – Centre of Women Collectives led Social Action. ROSHNI is technically and financially supported by UNICEF India serving as a technical support unit at national level for DAY-NRLM and is embedded in the Department of Development Communication and Extension, Lady Irwin College, New Delhi. Roshni aims to work with women collectives for social action on FHNW interventions in alignment with DAY-NRLM Dashasutra strategy and supporting implementation of convergent action plan under POSHAN Abhiyaan. Roshni will learn from Swabhimaan and similar models, and extend support to DAY-NRLM for expanding the scope of FHNW interventions. The Centre will lead knowledge creation, capacity building for scale-up of convergent action plan, learning and re- learning in Swabhimaan sites and provide policy guidance to DAY-NRLM on POSHAN Abhiyaan initiatives. Note: DAY-NRLM aims to reach out to 8-10 crore rural poor households (based on SECC 2011) in a time bound manner, and, stay engaged with them till they come out of abject poverty. It envisions breaking the self-perpetuating cycle of malnutrition- illness- out-of-pocket expenditure for treatment-poverty through its savings and enterprise approach and layering of Food, Health, Nutrition and WASH (FHNW) interventions through Self-help groups (SHG) and their federations. This is also referred to DAY-NRLM’s Dashasutra (10 principles) strategy. DAY-NRLM is also MoRD’s nodal agency for implementation of the convergent action plan under the POSHAN Abhiyaan, which in addition to MORD includes the Ministry of Woman and Child Development and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The four areas of convergence are - mobilisation for fixed day health, nutrition and WASH camps (Village Health Sanitation and Nutrition Day-VHSND), convergence through behaviour change communication, convergence through common use of infrastructure and promotion of nutri-based livelihoods for women collectives A model that brings the much needed undiluted focus on women’s nutrition and demonstrates layering of FHNW interventions on DAY-NRLM platforms is Swabhimaan. It makes the last mile delivery of FHNW interventions, which has been considered a voluntary function for field mobilizers for too long, an invested service. Launched in 2016, Swabhimaan is a collaborative initiative of DAY- NRLM and UNICEF India in five poorest DAY-NRLM resource blocks in four districts of three Indian states: Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Odisha.

14. Which of the following does not comes under Phase II of Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves program?

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In line with the integrated energy policy of Government of India, Union Cabinet accorded “in principle” approval for Phase-II SPR program which involves creation of additional 6.5 MMT of storage in underground rock caverns and associated facilities at Chandikhol, Odisha (4.0 MMT) and Padur-II, Karnataka (2.5 MMT).

15. Which of the following is not correct with respect to Central Vigilance commission?

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1. World Food Day is observed every year on:

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World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. The day is celebrated widely by many other organizations concerned with food security, including the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development. Theme of 2018 World Food Day is our actions are our future- – A zero hunger world by 2030 is possible’. The Government of India aims to transform India’s agricultural sector to contribute to the achievements of global environmental objectives, and has launched a new project in association with FAO, India office known as ‘Green-agriculture: transforming Indian agriculture for global environmental benefits and the conservation of critical biodiversity and forest landscapes’ This year marks the 25th anniversary of the declaration by the General Assembly, in its resolution 47/196 of 22 December 1992, of 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the Call to Action by Father Joseph Wresinski — which inspired the observance of October 17 as the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty — and the recognition by the United Nations of the day as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty Note: Headquarters of FAO is located in Rome World Food Programme (WFP) is the food-assistance branch of the United Nations and the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security

2. Who among the following has been appointed as the Chairperson of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR)?

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Priyank Kanoongo has been appointed to the post of Chairperson of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). Note: National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) is an Indian governmental commission, established by an Act of Parliament, the Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act in December 2005, thus is a statutory body. The commission works under the aegis of Min. of Women and Child development, GoI. The Commission began operation a year later in March 2007.

3. International Day for eradication of Poverty is observed every year on:

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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is an international observance celebrated every year on October 17throughout the world.

4. Which country will preside Group of 77 (G-77) plus China in 2019?

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The U.N. General Assembly has overwhelmingly approved a resolution that will enable the Palestinians to chair the major group of developing countries at the United Nations in 2019, ignoring protests from the United States and Israel The General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to grant the observer-state of Palestine temporary rights to act as chair of the Group of 77 plus China, a bloc that has grown to 134 countries at the United Nations. The resolution was approved by a vote of 146-3 with Australia joining the U.S. and Israel in opposing the measure with 15 abstentions Note: Group of 77 (G77) at the United Nations is a coalition of developing nations, designed to promote its members' collective economic interests and create an enhanced joint negotiating capacity in the United Nations. There were 77 founding members of the organization, but by November 2013 the organization had since expanded to 134 member countries (including China) Since China participates in the G77 but does not consider itself to be a member, all official statements are issued in the name of The Group of 77 and China. Egypt holds the Chairmanship for 2018. Palestine, an observer state of the United Nations, is to chair the group from January 2019

5. Which of the following city’s name was changed as Prayagraj?

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Uttar Pradesh cabinet has cleared a proposal to rename Allahabad “Prayagraj” ahead of the 2019 Kumbh Mela. Note: The city of Allahabad was originally known as Prayag in ancient times. Between 1574 and 1583, the 16th-century Mughal emperor Akbar founded a fort near the confluence of the Ganga and the Yamuna, known as Sangam, as he was impressed with its strategic position. Akbar named the fort and its neighbourhood as Ilahabad, which meant the "Abode of God", inspired by the religion he had founded, Din-i-Illahi. In the later years, Akbar's grandson Shah Jahan renamed the entire city as Allahabad.

6. Who among the following was awarded the 8th Social Entrepreneur of the Year award, 2018?

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Prema Gopalan, founder of Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP), was awarded the 8th Social Entrepreneur of the Year award, 2018, for her work in promoting women’s entrepreneurship at the grassroots and ensuring rural livelihood Gopalan received the award for her work in promoting women’s entrepreneurship at the grassroots level and ensuring rural livelihood. She works in the areas affected by global climate change. Jointly founded by Jubilant Bhartia Foundation and Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship in 2010, the award recognizes promising and high-impact social entrepreneurs who implement practical and sustainable solutions. Note: Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship is a sister organization of the World Economic Forum. The Foundation provides unique regional and global platforms to promote social entrepreneurship as a key element to advancing societies and addressing social problems innovatively and effectively. It also fosters a peer global community of social entrepreneurs.

7. Who among the following has been appointed as Director-General of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)?

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8. India’s first agri and food business online learning platform was launched with the help of:

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British Deputy High Commissioner launched the SRiX Agri-Business Academy, India’s first agri and food business online learning platform, at SR Innovation Exchange (SRiX) Campus, Warangal. SRiX Agri-Business Academy is an Indo-UK collaborative initiative. SRiX is a technology business incubator under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. It is focussed on start-ups of agriculture, cleantech and IoT. Start-ups from all over the country are showing interest to incubate in SRiX. Sarras Academies Ltd, a UK-based company, and SR Innovation Exchange have joined hands to launch the Academy.

9. Tala hydropower project is located in:

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The 1,020MW Tala hydroelectric project is the biggest joint project between India and Bhutan. It is a run-of-the-river type hydroelectric power station on the Wangchu River in Chukha District, Bhutan

10. Who won the Fukuoka Arts and Culture Prize 2018?

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Pandavani folk singer Teejan Bai from Chattisgrah has been chosen as a recipient of this year's Fukuoka Prize. She has been announced the winner of the Arts and Culture Prize. The Fukuoka Prize, which has been awarded yearly since 1990 in Fukuoka, Japan, is conferred on outstanding individuals or groups that preserve and create the unique and diverse cultures of Asia. The prize aims to foster and increase awareness of the value of Asian cultures, and to institute a broad framework for exchange and mutual learning among the people of Asia Note: Pandavani is a folk singing style involving narration of tales from the ancient Indian epic Mahabharata. The singing also involves musical accompaniment. Bhima, the second of the Pandava is the hero of the story in this style.

11. India and which country has launched their first joint programme for Afghanistan to train its diplomats?

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12. Influenza, commonly known as "the flu", is an infectious disease caused by:

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Influenza, commonly known as "the flu", is an infectious disease caused by an influenza virus. Three of the four types of influenza viruses affect people, Type A, Type B, and Type C. Type D has not been known to infect people, but is believed to have the potential do so

13. First Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) Polyclinic was inaugurated in:

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First Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) Polyclinic in the remote high altitude area of Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh The scheme will provide quality medical care to all Ex-Servicemen and their dependents who could not travel upto the nearest ECHS facilities

1. Recently Minal Patel Davis, An Indian-American woman has been honoured with a US Presidential award for her contribution in:

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Minal Patel Davis, Special Advisor on Human Trafficking to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, received the ‘Presidential Medal for Combating Human Trafficking She is currently implementing Mayor Turner’s Anti-Human Trafficking Strategic Plan, which is the first comprehensive municipal response to human trafficking by a US city.

2. Which of the following developed an innovative technology for “Drinking Water Disinfection System” with Trade name “OneerTM”?

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Council of Scientific and Industrial Research ,Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (CSIR-IITR), Lucknow has developed an innovative technology for “Drinking Water Disinfection System” with Trade name “OneerTM” which was transferred to M/s Bluebird Water Purifiers It is useful for continuous treatment of water and eliminates all disease causing pathogens such as virus, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and cyst to provide safe drinking water to domestic and communities settings as per National and International standards prescribed for potable water

3. What is the rank of India in terms of Energy consumption?

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India is the 3rd largest consumer of energy and also the 3rd largest importer of crude oil in the world. Note: With the objective to meet the energy security, Government of India formed Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Limited (ISPRL), a SPV under Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. To further improve strategic reserve, the union cabinet granted approval for establishing additional 6.5 MMT of strategic petroleum reserve which will be able to provide extra 12 days of supply. After a detailed study considering technical and commercial factors, two locations - Chandikhol in Odisha and Padur in Karnataka have been selected as the optimum location for these SPRs. These two SPRs will add strategic petroleum reserves of 12 days in addition to 10 days of reserves achieved in Phase I. Indian refiners maintain 65 days of crude storage, and when added to the storage planned and achieved by ISPRL, takes the Indian crude storage tally to 87 days. This is very close to the storage of 90 days mandated by IEA for member countries. In First Phase of SPR Petroleum is stored in Visakhapatnam (1.3 MMT), Mangalore (1.5 MMT) and Padur (2.5 MMT)

4. Which of the following is not correct with respect to initiatives of launched by Union ministry of HRD?

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SWAYAM - an integrated platform for online courses offering more than 1500 courses free of cost

5. Which of the following space agency launched Chandra X-ray Observatory?

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NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is a telescope specially designed to detect X-ray emission from very hot regions of the Universe such as exploded stars, clusters of galaxies, and matter around black holes Previously it is known as the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF). The telescope is named after the Nobel Prize-winning Indian-American astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

6. The National Ayurveda Day is celebrated every year on:

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The National Ayurveda Day is celebrated every year on the occasion of Dhanwantari Jayanti ie. October 17. Note: (Logo of National Ayurveda Day) The silhouette of lord Dhanwantari in the centre of the logo represents the lord of Medicine. The five petals in logo symbolize Pancha Mahabhuta and three circles beneath signify Vata, Ptta, Kapha, the fundamental principles of Ayurveda. An oval leaf encircling the elements depicts the essence of healing through Nature based on these fundamental principles.

7. 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) was held in:

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12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) was held in Brussels. The theme of the ASEM Summit is ‘Global Partners for Global Challenges’. Note: The Asia–Europe Meeting (ASEM) is an Asian–European political dialogue forum to enhance relations and various forms of cooperation between its partners. It was officially established on 1 March 1996 at the first summit in Bangkok, Thailand It brings 53 entities – including 51 countries (including India) from Asia and Europe and two regional bodies European Union (EU) and ASEAN Three main pillars ASEM process are Political & Security, Economic & Financial and Social, Cultural & Educational.

8. Which Article of the constitution states that, “The Minister shall hold office during the pleasure of the President”?

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Article 75-Other provisions as to Ministers (1) The Prime Minister shall be appointed by the President and the other Ministers shall be appointed by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister (2) The Minister shall hold office during the pleasure of the President (3) The Council of Ministers shall be collectively responsible to the House of the People (4) Before a Minister enters upon his office, the President shall administer to him the oaths of office and of secrecy according to the forms set out for the purpose in the Third Schedule (5) A Minister who for any period of six consecutive months is not a member of either House of Parliament shall at the expiration of that period cease to be a Minister (6) The salaries and allowances of Ministers shall be such as Parliament may from time to time by law determine and, until Parliament so determines, shall be as specified in the Second Schedule

9. Which of the following organisation releases the State of the World Population Report?

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According to the State of the World Population Report 2018 by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the family size in India has decreased from 5.2 children per family in 1971 to 2.3 in 2016 The report also mentions that the world's population is set to grow by 2.2 billion between now and 2050

10. Chief Information Commissioner is appointed by:

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CIC and members are appointed by the President of India on the recommendation of a committee consisting of—Prime Minister as Chairperson, the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha; a Union Cabinet Minister to be nominated by the Prime Minister.

11. Which of the following is not correct?

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12. Headquarters of World Steel Association is located in:

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Global body World Steel Association (worldsteel) has elected JSW Steel CMD Sajjan Jindal as its treasurer.

13. Which of the following is not correct?

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The National Commission for Women is a statutory body established in January 1992 under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990.

14. Shahi Litchi from which of the following states got GI Tag?

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Bihar's Shahi litchi has got the Geographical Indication (GI) tag. It is the fourth product from the state – after the Jardalu mango, Katarni rice and Magahi paan – to be certified as a GI The famous Shahi litchi, which is famous for its sweet, juicy, unique flavour and aroma, is mostly grown in Muzaffarpur and neighbouring districts including East Champaran, Vaishali, Samastipur and Begusarai. Note: Bihar produces 40 per cent of the litchi grown in the country on 38 per cent of the area. GI is covered as element of intellectual property rights (IPRs) under Paris Convention for Protection of Industrial Property. At international level, GI is governed by WTO’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). In India, GI tag Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection Act), 1999 governs it. This Act is administered by Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks, who is also Registrar of Geographical Indications and is based in Chennai

15. Dharma Guardian is the name of military exercise between India and:

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India and Japan are all set to hold the first ever joint military exercise 'Dharma Guardian -2018' with the Indian Army and Japan Ground Self Defence Force at Counter Insurgency Warfare School in Vairengte, Mizoram The exercise will execute a series of drills to neutralise the threats faced in urban warfare scenario. The Indian contingent will be represented by 6/1 Gorkha Rifles while the Japanese contingent will be represented by 32 Infantry Regiment of the Japanese Ground Self Defence Force.

1.India’s first crypto currency ATM installed in:

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In Bangalore’s Kemp Fort Mall has been installed India’s first crypto currency ATM. The ATM for deposit and withdrawal of money for crypto currencies is installed by virtual currency exchange Unocoin. Users can deposit money into the ATM and buy currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum.

2. Which of the following ministry is implementing Start-up Village Entrepreneurship Program?

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The Startup Village Entrepreneurship Program is a sub componenet of Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) of the Ministry of Rural Development. SVEP aims to support entrepreneurs in rural areas to set up local enterprises.

3. World’s longest sea bridge will be opened between:

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The world’s longest sea bridge Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge will be thrown open for traffic. The 55-kilometer-long bridge, situated in the Lingdingyang waters of the Pearl River Estuary, will be the world’s longest sea bridge. It will slash the travel time between Hong Kong and Zhuhai from three hours to just 30 minutes, further integrating the cities in the Pearl River Delta

4. National Steel Policy (NSP)-2017 envisages setting up of 300 Million Tonnes (MT) steel capacity by:

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National Steel Policy (NSP)-2017 envisages setting up of 300 Million Tonnes (MT) steel capacity by 2030-31 which means increasing the present capacity by 2.5 times from 138 MT to 300 MT in the next 12 years. Note: Ministry of Steel is organising a Conclave on “Capital goods in Steel sector: Manufacture in India” in Bhubaneswar, Odisha

5. Deepor Beel is a permanent freshwater lake located in:

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Dipor Bil, also spelt Deepor Beel is a permanent freshwater lake located in Guwahati, Assam. It is also called a wetland under the Ramsar Convention which has listed the lake in November 2002, as a Ramsar Site for undertaking conservation measures on the basis of its biological and environmental importance

6. Indian Railways will manufacture metro rail coaches in:

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For the first time, Indian Railways will manufacture metro rail coaches at its Rae Bareilly based factory under the Make In India scheme. The coaches will be manufactured by robots and will be on par with those being manufactured by Canadian firm Bombardier, currently being used by metro trains in the country.

7. ‘Hand-in-Hand’ is the annual joint Army exercise between:

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The armies of India and China will resume their annual bilateral military exercise 'Hand in Hand'. The drill will be held in China The last 'Hand-in-Hand' exercise took place in Pune in 2016. However, the drill did not take place in 2017 due to tensions between the two armies over Doklam, where the forces of India and China were locked in a 73-day stand-off. Note: Doklam, in the Sikkim sector, is a strategically important area which is claimed by Bhutan. India has been acting as security guarantor to the tiny country in the sensitive region

8. ‘Global Innovation Index’ is released by:

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Global Innovation Index (GII) is an annual ranking of countries by their capacity for, and success in, innovation. It is published by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization

9. World’s largest unmanned transport drone called the Feihong-98 (FH-98) was successfully tested by:

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China has successfully tested the world’s largest unmanned transport drone, which can carry a maximum payload of 1.5 tonnes. The commercial drone is called the Feihong-98 (FH-98) and is developed and modified by the China Academy of Aerospace Electronics Technology. It is adapted from the prototype of the Shifei Y5B, a transport plane developed by China.

10. BepiColombo is a joint mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to the planet:

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BepiColombo is a joint mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to the planet Mercury. The mission comprises two satellites to be launched together: the Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) and Mio (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter, MMO). The mission will perform a comprehensive study of Mercury, including its magnetic field, magnetosphere, interior structure and surface Till now, only 2 spacecraft have been to Mercury, NASA's Mariner 10 and Messenger.

11. Rashtriya Mahila Kisan Diwas is observed every year on:

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12. Swasth Bharat Yatra’ was launched on the occasion of 2018 World Food Day (WFD to create consumer awareness about:

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The Government of India (GoI) has launched a nationwide campaign ‘Swasth Bharat Yatra’ from October 16 on the occasion of 2018 World Food Day to create consumer awareness about eating safe and nutritious food for becoming healthy.

13. 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup will be held in:

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The 14th edition of the Men’s Hockey World Cup will be held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. Turtle Olly has been declared as the official mascot of 2018 tournament

14. Who among the following has been appointed as Managing Director and CEO of the private sector lender ICICI Bank?

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved the appointment of Sandeep Bakhshi as ICICI Bank’s Managing Director and CEO for three years against a five-year term sought by the bank. ICICI Bank was established by the Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India (ICICI) , an Indian financial institution, as a wholly owned subsidiary in 1994. The parent company was formed in 1955 as a joint-venture of the World Bank, India's public-sector banks and public-sector insurance companies to provide project financing to Indian industry

15. Which of the following is not correct?

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There is no question

 

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