DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 6 JULY 2019

National News

India’s first Design Development Centre launched in Gujarat

i. India’s first Design Development Center ‘Fashionova’ was launched in the Textile city Surat.  

ii. The centre will promote the city in the field of the fashion design sector. 

iii. It will also fulfill the business needs from co-working space, technicians, expert advises to cognitive workshops and exposure to the industry.

Useful Info-

  • Gujarat CM: Vijay Rupani; Governor: Om Prakash Kohli; Capital: Gandhinagar.

Longest electrified railway tunnel in India commissioned

i. The South Central Railway has commissioned the longest electrified tunnel of India

ii. The tunnel which is between Cherlopalli and Rapuru stations is 6.6 km long, is built at a total cost of ₹460 crore. 

iii. The horse shoe shaped tunnel is of 6.5 metres height with ballastless track and LED lighting provided at 10 metre intervals inside.

Army Chief releases Kargil Tribute Song

i. Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has released a Kargil Tribute Song to honour, salute and pay homage to the Kargil martyrs and war veterans

ii. The song has been composed by eminent Hindi lyricist Sammer Anjaan and sung by Shatadru Kabir.

iii. The song was released as part of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas to be celebrated on 26th of July.

Agreements

Cabinet approves India-Maldives MoU for passenger, cargo services

i. The Union Cabinet has approved the pact signed between India and Maldives to start passenger and cargo services via sea route. 

ii. The MoU will pave way for ferry services between Maldives and India. The proposed ferry service would contribute in a big way to promote people to people contact and to boost bilateral trade.

Useful Info-

  • Capital of Maldives: Male; Currency: Maldivian Rufiyaa.
  • President: Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

CCMB and CDFD sign MoU to improve genetic disease diagnostics

i. An MoU has been signed between CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) and Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD). 

ii. The aim of the MoU is to enable better ways of diagnosis and treatment of genetic disorders.

State News

Tripura gets Rs 358 crore from GoI for road projects

i. The GoI has sanctioned an additional amount of Rs 358 crore for the construction of new roads in rural areas of Tripura.

Useful Info-

  • Capital of Tripura: Agartala, CM: Biplab Kumar Deb, Governor: Kaptan Singh Solanki.

Hong Kong govt grants over $9 million for cyclone-hit Odisha

i. The Hong Kong government has approved over $9 million for relief and rehabilitation work in cyclone-hit Odisha. 

ii. The grants will benefit around 45,100 victims of “Fani cyclone” and will be used to provide hygiene kits, kitchen kits, water, education, household items and shelter kits.

Useful Info-

  • CM of Odisha: Naveen Patnaik; Governor: Ganeshi Lal.

Banking News

Punjab & Sind Bank sets up Cen-MARG

i. Punjab & Sind Bank has set up a centralised hub “Centralised MSME & Retail Group”. It will process retail and MSME loans for the better efficiency of branches in business acquisition. 

ii. The Cen-MARG has been envisioned to ensure qualitative improvement in credit appraisal, improved turnaround time, uniform documentation, and efficient monitoring.

Useful Info-

  • MD & CEO of Punjab & Sind Bank: S. Harisankar.

Ranks & Reports

India ranked 86th in the Henley Passport Index 2019

i. The Henley Passport Index 2019 have ranked the Indian passport on the 86th positionwith a mobility score of 58

ii. The score points out that Indian passport holders can access 58 countries around the world without a prior visa. Japan and Singapore holds the top spot with a score of 189.

iii. The index includes 199 passports and 227 travel destinations including micro-states and territories. 

Miscellaneous

Nasscom, NSDC launch Global Cloud Computing challenge

i. Nasscom partners with National Skill Development Corporation to organise ‘World Skills India’s International Cloud Computing Challenge 2019’. 

ii. Ten countries including India are participating in the competition, along with New Zealand, Belgium, Japan, China, South Korea, Russia, Oman and Ireland.

iii. “WorldSkills India” is an NSDC initiative launched in 2011.

Useful Info-

  • President of NASSCOM: Debjani Ghosh.
  • Chairman of NSDC: A M Naik; MD & CEO: Manish Kumar.

 Iraq’s Babylon listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO

i. UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has listed Iraq’s Babylon as a World Heritage Site

ii. Babylon is developed as a walled city of mudbrick temples and towers, constituting the Tower of Babel, and the Ishtar Gate. 

iii. The city was the centre of the ancient Babylonian empire more than 4,000 years ago.

Useful Info-

  • Capital of Iraq: Baghdad; Currency: Iraqi dinar.
  • Headquarters of UNESCO: Paris, France; Director General: Audrey Azoulay.

Important Days

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i. The United Nations observes first Saturday of July every year as International Day of Cooperatives.  

ii. The day is celebrated to increase the awareness of cooperatives. The event underscores the contributions of the cooperative movement in resolving the major problems addressed by the United Nations.

iii. Theme for 2019: COOPS 4 DECENT WORK.

Useful Info-

  • United Nations Headquarters: New York, USA; Founded: 24 October 1945.
  • Secretary General of the United Nations: Antonio Guterres.

 

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 1st MARCH 2019

National News

 New Railway Zone Announced For Andhra Pradesh

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i. Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal announced a new railway zone for Andhra Pradesh,that is the Southern Coast Railway and it will be headquartered in Visakhapatnam.

ii. It will be the 18th zone in the country. The new zone will comprise the existing Guntakal, Guntur and Vijayawada divisions that currently fall under the South Central Railway. The cost of creating infrastructure for a new zone is around Rs. 205 crore.

useful info-

  • ESL Narasimhan is the present Governor of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Chandrababu Naidu is the present CM of Andhra Pradesh.

Awards

 PM Modi Confers Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes For Science & Tech

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i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi conferred the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes for Science and Technology for the years 2016, 2017 and 2018 in New Delhi. There were 34 prize winners.

ii. The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize is the most coveted national recognition bestowed upon young scientists and engineers to honour their research and developmental work in India. It was first instituted in 1957 to honour the eminent scientist Dr. Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar.

Agreements

 India And Brunei Signed Agreement To Exchange Information On Tax And Banking Matters

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i. India and Brunei signed a pact for the exchange of Information and Assistance in Collection with respect to taxes in order to curb tax evasion and tax avoidance in New Delhi.
ii. This agreement will facilitate both the countries to exchange information, including banking and ownership information for tax purposes and will also avail mutual assistance in collection of tax revenue claims. 

useful info-

  • Brunei Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan, Currency: Brunei dollar, Prime Minister: Hassanal Bolkiah.

 NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission Partners With Adobe

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i. NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and Adobe signed a Statement of Intent (SOI) to collectively drive the charter of developing creative skills and spreading digital literacy across all Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) in India.

ii. 100 schools will be adopted by Adobe under the ATL initiative and will be implementing its Digital Disha Program in ATLs, under which free licenses of Adobe Spark premium shall be offered to ATLs.

The Adobe Digital Disha Programme, launched in 2018, is aimed at driving synergies in creative thinking and technology-based learning.

useful info-

  • ATL is based on the philosophy to identify and nurture innovation in young students across India.
  • AIM is the Government of India’s flagship initiative to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in India.

 Important Cabinet Approvals: 28th February 2019

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i. The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given the following set of approvals.  The important Cabinet Approvals are given as follows:

  1. Cabinet approves to the MoU between India and Argentina on cooperation in the field of Medical Products Regulation.
  2. Cabinet approves inclusion of Common Services Centres under MEITY as Enrolment Agency for PM-SYM.

Schemes and Committees

 MSP For Minor Forest Produces Issued By Ministry Of Tribal Affairs

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i. Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Jual Oram launched the ambitious scheme of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs named Van Dhan. 
ii. The scheme is for Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Minor Forest Produce (MFP) and Development of Value Chain of MFPs at a National Workshop organized by TRIFED

Summits and Conferences

 ‘International Digital Health Symposium’ Inaugurated In New Delhi

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i. Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Anupriya Patel, inaugurated the International Digital Health Symposium and an exhibition on Digital Health as a part of the Symposium, in New Delhi.
ii. Participant countries along with various Government Ministries, states and other stakeholders showcased key innovations, implementation experiences, and innovative Digital Health Interventions.

Ranks & Reports

 PNB Ranks 1st In Implementation Of ‘Reforms Agend

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i. According to BCG-IBA Report – EASE Reforms for Public Sector Banks, released by Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs, Punjab National Bank (PNB) secured the top spot among all public sector banks in the implementation of ‘Reforms agenda’.
ii. PNB which topped the list with a score of 78.4 out of 100 in the EASE-index was followed by BoB (77.8), SBI (74.6), and Oriental Bank of Commerce (69).

useful info-

  • Punjab National Bank CEO: Sunil Mehta, Headquarters: New Delhi.

Science and Technology

 Signalchip Unveils India’s First Indigenous 4G, LTE Semiconductor Chips

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i. Bengaluru-based Signalchip has unveiled semiconductor chips for 4G, LTE and 5G modems. These are first such chips developed in India.  

ii. 4 chips were launched by the SIGNALCHIP as part of its series code-named ‘Agumbe’. They also support positioning using India’s own satellite navigation system NAVIC.

useful info-

  • SIGNALCHIP Founder and CEO: Himanshu Khasnis.

Sports News

 Deepak Singh Wins Gold At Makran Cup In Boxing

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i. National Boxing champion Deepak Singh (49kg) was the only Indian boxer to notch up the gold medal, while five others claimed silver medals in the Makran Cup in Chabahar, Iran. Deepak defeated Jaafar Naseri in the finals.

ii. P. Lalitha Prasad (52kg), Commonwealth Games silver-medallist Manish Kaushik (60kg), Duryodhan Singh Negi (69kg), Sanjeet (91kg) and Commonwealth Games silver-medallist Satish Kumar (+91kg) claimed silver medals.

 Chris Gayle Becomes First Player To Smash 500 Sixes In International Cricket

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i. West Indies opener Chris Gayle has become the first batsman ever to smash 500 or more sixes in international cricket. In the 4th ODI against England in Grenada, Gayle scored 162 runs.

ii. His innings contained a staggering 14 sixes and powered the Windies to their highest-ever ODI score of 389. Gayle also reached the 10,000-run milestone in ODIs and became only the second West Indian after Brian Lara (10,405 runs) to achieve the milestone.

Miscellaneous News

IRCTC Launches Its Own Digital Payment Gateway ‘IRCTC iPay’

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i. IRCTC launched its own digital payment aggregator called ‘IRCTC iPay’. With iPay, passengers will not need any third-party platforms as it will provide payment options like credit card, debit card, unified payment interface and international card.

ii. This will help reduce the gap between IRCTC and banks which will eventually lead to a substantial reduction in payment failures.

 7TH Guiness Book of World Record Created By DEPwD In Bharuch, Gujarat

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i. Mr. Gehlot stated that the “7th Guinness Book of World Record” has been created by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), at BharuchGujarat.

ii. ‘Modern Artificial Limbs (Legs)’ were implanted on 260 Divyang jans within 8 hours in Gujarat. DEPwD has already created World Records in other categories.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 13 FEBRUARY 2019

National News

PM Modi Launched Several Development Projects for Haryana

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i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated and laid foundation stones of several development projects at Kurukshetra in Haryana.

ii. The important events are enlisted as follows:

1. Mr Modi dedicated to the nation the National Cancer Institute at Bhadsa in Jhajjar district. The institute is the state-of-the-art tertiary cancer care-cum-research centre constructed at the AIIMS Jhajjar campus.

2. Mr Modi also inaugurated Employees’ State Insurance Corporation’s (ESIC) medical college and hospital in Faridabad. This will be the first ESIC medical college and hospital in north India.

3. The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of National Institute of Ayurveda in Panchkula which is being set up at Shri Mata Mansa Devi Temple Complex.

4. Foundation stone of Sri Krishna Ayush University, Kurukshetra was also be laid by Mr Modi. It will be the first university related to Indian system of medicine in Haryana as well as the first of its kind in India.

Useful Info-

  • Haryana CM: Manohar Lal Khattar, Governor: Satyadev Narayan Arya.

1st Annual Conference of Media Units Under I&B Ministry Organized in New Delhi

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i. The First Annual Conference of Media Units working under I&B Ministry was organized at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Union Minister of State (IC) for Information & Broadcasting and Youth Affairs & Sports Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore chaired the Conference.

ii. The focus of the Conference was on ensuring synergy between the Media Units in their day to day functioning.

1st LAWASIA Human Rights Conference 2019 Held In New Delhi

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i. LAWASIA, in association with the Bar Association of India, hosted its 1st LAWASIA Human Rights Conference in New Delhi with a motive to explore a broad range of human rights issues of relevance in the Asia Pacific region.

ii. This theme of the conference was “State Power, Business and Human Rights: Contemporary Challenges”.

  • Useful Info-
    President of LAWASIA:
     Mr. Christopher Leong, President Bar Association of India: Dr. Lalit Bhasin.

CREDAI’s Event ‘YouthCon-19’ Held In New Delhi

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i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the CREDAI YouthCon -19in New Delhi’s Talkatora Stadium. The event is organized by the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India, CREDAI. The theme for this YouthCon is ‘Next Generation’. 

ii. The annual conference will bring together the next generation of real estate builders and developers to enlighten their young minds and share their thinking and approach.

  • Useful Info-
    Established in 1999, CREDAI is the apex body representing real-estate developers from over 200 cities in the country.

NITI Aayog Signs SoI with MSDF to Document Systemic Transformation in Education

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i. The NITI Aayog and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF) signed a Statement of Intent (SOI) to codify, document and share best practices to improve learning outcomes in public school education through systemic reforms, based on their collective experiences of working with various state governments in India.
ii. The SOI was signed in the presence of Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, by Mr. Alok Kumar, Adviser (HRD), NITI Aayog and Mr. Barun Mohanty, Managing Director (International), MSDF.

Useful Info-

  • NITI- National Institution for Transforming India.
  • NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman- Rajiv Kumar, CEO- Amitabh Kant.

5th International Dam Safety Conference Starts In Bhubaneswar

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i. The 5th International Dam Safety Conference–2019 is being held in Bhubaneswar as a joint initiative of the Government of India, Government of Odisha and the World Bank under aegis of the ongoing World Bank assisted Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) as a part of institutional strengthening.
ii. Dam Safety Conferences are being organized as an annual event in different DRIP States in collaboration with the Implementing Agencies and leading academic institutes to provide a common platform for all stakeholders including non-DRIP States.

Useful Info-

  • Globally India ranks third after China and the USA in terms of the number of large dams with 5264 large dams in operation and 437 large dams under construction.

‘Exercise Rahat’ Concluded In Jaipur

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i. Joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Exercise `Exercise Rahat´ concluded in Jaipur, Rajasthan. It was demonstrated in Jaipur, Kota, and Alwar in Rajasthan.
ii. Indian Army was represented by Jaipur based Sapta Shakti Command. Representatives from Armed Forces, National Disaster Management Response Mechanism (NDMRM), SDMA Rajasthan and DLMAs participated in the exercise.

  • Useful Info-
    Rajasthan Capital-
     Jaipur, Chief Minister – Ashok Gehlot, Governor– Kalyan Singh.

National Conference on Unani Medicine Concluded in New Delhi

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i. The two-day National Conference on Unani Medicine organized by the Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM) as a part of 3rd Unani Day Celebration in New Delhi concluded with the note that integration and synergy of all medical systems is the need of the hour to address the health challenges we are facing today.
ii. The conference was inaugurated by Dr. Najma Heptulla, Governor of Manipur. The conference witnessed exchange of MoU for scientific collaboration in Unani Medicine between the CCRUM and Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi.

Useful Info-

  • Shripad Yesso Naik is the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH).

International News

World Government Summit’s 7th Session Held In Dubai 

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i. The seventh session of the World Government Summit held in DubaiUnited Arab Emirates (UAE). More than 4,000 people from 140 countries participated in the event.

ii. The main objective of the summit is to shape the future generation of governments, by bringing the public and private sectors together to collaborate with world-renowned experts, it seeks to help create a positive impact for citizens worldwide.


Important Days


World Radio Day: 13 February

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i. 13 February is celebrated as World Radio Day by UNESCO all over the world.

ii. The theme of WRD 2019 is “Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace”.

Awards

 

NFDC Declared Winner Under Miniratna Category by Ministry of  MSME

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i. National Film Development Corporation of India has been declared winner under the Miniratna Category (Category II) by Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME).
ii. The performance parameters were procurement from SC/ST entrepreneurs, number of vendor development programmes for SC/ST and number of SC/ST entrepreneurs benefitted as per data uploaded on Sambandh Portal.

Useful Info-

  • National Film Development Corporation Ltd. (NFDC), incorporated in the year 1975, (100% owned Central Public Sector Undertaking) was formed by the Government of India with the primary objective of planning and promoting an organized, efficient and integrated development of the Indian film industry.

Sports News

Prajnesh Gunneswaran, 3rd Indian To Reach Top-100 of Men’s Singles Tennis Rankings

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i. Prajnesh Gunneswaran has made it to the top-100 of Men’s Singles Tennis rankings with a jump of six places that took him to 97. Prajnesh is the third Indian player to break into the top-100 barrier in the past decade after Somdev Devvarman and Yuki Bhambri.

ii. In the doubles, Rohan Bopanna stayed put at 37 and was followed by his partner Divij Sharan at 39. In the Women’s Tennis Association charts, Ankita Raina continues to be country’s top singles player at number 165.

GK – Governors of states of India 2019

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Governors of States of India 2019

1. Draupadi Murmu
2. Kiran Bedi
3. Banwarilal Purohit
4. Kummanam Rajasekharan
5. Keshari Nath Tripathi
6. Mridula Sinha
7. E. S. L. Narasimhan
8. Ram Naik
9. Lalji Tandon
10. Anandiben Patel

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GK – IMPORTANT DAYS, OCTOBER 2018

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Important Days - October 2018

1. World Teachers Day is observed on?
2. International Day of Non-Violence is observed on?
3. World Architecture Day is observed on?
4. 85th Indian Air Force Day is observed on?
5. World Arthritis Day is observed on?
6. National Ayurveda Day is observed on?
7. World Development Information Day is observed on?
8. International Internet Day is observed on?
9. World Mental Health Day is observed on?
10. World Food Day is observed on?
11. World Stroke Day is observed 0n?
12. Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) is observed on?
13. World Post Day is observed on?
14. World Cities Day is observed on?
15. International Coffee Day is observed on?
16. International Animation Day is observed on?
17. United Nations Day is observed on?
18. World Osteoporosis Day is observed on?
19. International Day of Older Persons is observed on?
20. World Students’ Day is observed on?
21. World Savings Day is observed on?
22. World Migratory Bird Day is observed on?
23. World Statistics Day is observed on?
24. World Polio Day is observed on?
25. World Habitat Day is observed on?

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STATIC GK – MOUNTAINS

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Static Gk - Mountains

1. Which of the following is the youngest range in India?
2. Which is considered as the western point of the Himalayas?
3. Which mountain range lies under the disputed category of Indian and Pakistan?
4. Which of the following are world’s 2nd largest glaciers?
5. Mawsynram is in which state?
6. What do you mean by world ‘Himalaya’?
7. Which is the highest Indian peak?
8. Which of the following mountain has largest peaks of India?
9. Kangchenjunga is situated in which state?
10. Purvanchal range comprises of how many parts?
11. Which range is also known as Lower Himalayas?
12. Which of the following mountain is the source of rivers like Narmada and Tapti?
13. How many major mountain ranges having peaks of over 1000 meters are in India?
14. Which of the following mountain is The oldest mountain range of India?
15. Which is the highest peak in the world?

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1.

The reason for deterioration of loans could be the impact of key judicial decisions like abrupt cancellations of coal mines and spectrum allocation.


I. for bewitching
II. for declining
III. in captivating
2.

A robust mechanism that actually helps farmers get the declared MSP for a crop is being pursued through a price deficiency payment scheme and a private procurement plan.


I. being followed
II. being entangled
III. being authorized
3.

Quotas determine the size of contingency funds at the disposal of the IMF to lend to countries in need of help, as well as the power of individual countries to influence lending decisions and tap into the funds themselves.


 


I. to excruciate
II. to distraught
III. to impel

4.

Besides making sanitation a movement through the provision of well-designed toilets and behaviour change in rural India, the SBM (Swachh Bharat Mission ) should have a broader vision of what constitutes cleanliness.


I. an extensive
II. a habitual
III. an alternative
5.

In the environment of competition, the IMF will have to do more than just superficially tinker with its asymmetric power structure and outdated quota system.


I. mustered
II. panhandling
III. old fashioned
6.

Recent discussions between Indian and Chinese officials on the way forward in Afghanistan are a welcome sign that both countries are attempting to put a very bad year in bilateral ties behind them, and seek common ground where possible.


I. recommending for
II. making an effort to
III. corresponding to
7.

India’s full panoply of interventions, invariably justified as being pro-poor, have not only not spread human capital, but they have also not been able to prevent a growing income inequality.


I. to preclude
II. in spoiling
III. at detaining
8.

As Ronald Dworkin said, the preservation of individual autonomy is an essential requirement of a legitimate government.


I. crucial
II. reckoning
III. vital
9.

Quotas determine the size of contingency funds at the disposal of the IMF to lend to countries in need of help, as well as the power of individual countries to influence lending decisions and tap into the funds themselves.


I. to excruciate
II. to distraught
III. to impel
10.

The struggle to keep polarisation at bay will be unrelenting for the memories of Partition and the mayhem of terror will keep churning up hate.


I. agitating
II. fondling at
III. enmeshing for

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Current Affairs Quiz October 15, 2018

Important Headlines

  • World Students’ Day
  • Global Handwashing Day
  • CPCB to implement action plan to combat air pollution
  • UK Minister to Launch Anti-loneliness Strategy To Combat ‘Scourge of Isolation’
  • NSE Signs Pact With Uttarakhand Govt To Fuel SMEs Growth In State

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Current Affairs Quiz October 15, 2018

1. Which Indian state won the FAO’s Future Policy Gold Award for 100% organic farming?
2. India has signed a protocol on trade and economic, science and technology cooperation with which nation?
3. Which nation’s naval force has inducted into service its first Deep Submergence Rescue Vessel (DSRV)?
4.

India won how many gold medals in the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia?

5. When is International Day for Disaster Reduction observed every year?
6.

SC Collegium has recommended the name of Justice NH Patil to be appointed as the Chief Justice of which court?

7.

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) recently signed pact with which state to prompt MSMEs growth in state?

8.

What was India’s rank at the newly launched global Women’s T20I Team Rankings by ICC?

9. Which among the following countries has been elected to the UNRC with the highest votes?
10. India’s first-ever India-Israel Innovation Centre (IIIC) was launched in which city?

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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ OCTOBER 11, 2018

Important Headlines

  • Asim Munir is appointed as the new chief of ISI
  • Harvinder Singh won gold in archery in Asian Para Games
  • Jackie Doyle Price is appointed as Suicide Prevention Minister in UK
  • Sikkim has been nominated for UN FAO Future Policy Award
  • Sunil Bhaskaran is appointed as the MD and CEO of AirAsia India
  • Elephant successfully radio collared in Chhattisgarh
  • Firm ordered NUTPL to complete work on NH66

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Current Affairs Quiz October 11, 2018

1. Which country recently offered its support to the Swachh Bharat Mission?
2.

Which city hosted the inaugural training cum brainstorming workshop on ‘Best Practices in International Arbitration’?

3. Which city’s police has inducted DRDO's remotely operated vehicle (ROV) into its service on experimental basis to help in detection and disposal of bombs?
4.

Which country’s passport is the most powerful one as per the 2018 Henley Passport Index?

5.

When is the International Day of Girl Child observed?

6. Who was appointed as the Solicitor General of India?
7.

NITI Aayog entered into a first-of-its-kind internship programme with which organisation for students selected by Atal Innovation Mission?

8.

The World Conference on Access to Medical Products was held in which city?

9.

The Union Home Ministry has issued clarification to Assam government on the citizenship status of which community?

10.

Which country has passed a legislation to pay compensation to the victims of its brutal civil war?


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Question of the day | Legal terms lists August 30, 2018

Question of the day

Principle 1: An agreement entered into with a minor is void ab initio. Any agreement entered into with a major is valid.
Principle 2: A minor is anyone who is below the age of 18 years.
Principle 3: A person who supplies necessities of life to a minor is entitled to be reimbursed for such supply.

Facts: Mr. Gupta owned a furniture shop. Puneet, a 9th student wanted a study
table for his room. His father Nitin was not allowing him to buy it. Puneet visited Mr. Gupta’s Shop and offered to buy a study table for 5000/- rupees. Mr. Gupta looked at Puneet and realized that Puneet was not yet eighteen years old. Mr. Gupta told Puneet that only if his father agreed to pay the price, will Mr. Gupta sell the table to Puneet. Puneet promised to Mr. Gupta that he would ensure that his father Nitin makes the payment. Nitin refused to make the payment.
(a) Mr. Gupta is not entitled to payment as an agreement with minor is void ab initio
(b) Mr. Gupta is entitled to payment as the money study table is for the necessity of Puneet.
(c) Study table not being a necessity, Mr. Gupta is not entitled to payment.
(d) None of the above

Legal terms of the day

1. Novation – Transaction in which a new contact is agreed by all parties to replace an existing contract.

2. Onus probandi – Burden of proof.

3. Per se – By itself

4. Prima facie – At first sight.

5. Palimony – Money which the court orders a man to pay regularly to a woman with whom he has been living and from whom he is separated.

 

Today’s Answer of the Question: C
Explanation: Mr. Gupta is not entitled to the payment here as he has not supplied any necessity of the life of the minor, Puneet. The principle clearly says that a person who supplies the necessities of the life of minor is entitled to be reimbursed for such supply.

Question of the day | Legal Terms Lists August 25, 2018

Question of the day

 Principle: When a criminal act is done by several persons in furtherance of the common intention of all, each of such persons is liable for that act in the same manner as if it were done by him alone.

Facts: Shreya, Nidhi, and Neha were good friends and roommates in a hostel.
However, Shreya always use to score more than Nidhi and Neha in every subject. Nidhi and Neha were always jealous of this fact. So, to teach Shreya a lesson Nidhi and Neha decided to steal the mobile phone and the notebooks of Shreya. When Neha and Nidhi were stealing it, Shreya came and in panic Neha stabbed Shreya on her head. Are Neha and Nidhi liable for the offence of theft or murder?
(a) Both Nidhi & Neha will be liable for the offence of murder.
(b) Nidhi will not be liable for murder as she didn’t stab Shreya and will only be
liable for theft.
(c) Only Neha will be liable for liable for murder
(d) Nidhi will also be liable for murder because both of them were involved in the plan

Legal Terms of the day

1. Damnum sine injuria – Damage without injury.

2. De facto – In fact.

3. De jure – By law.

4. De novo – To make something a new.

5. Dictum – Statement of law made by judge in the course of the decision but not necessary to the decision itself.

 

Today’s Answer of the Question:  B

Explanation :  Nidhi will not be liable for murder here as per the principle there should be a common intention to commit a crime. However, here the common intention was to commit theft and not the murder. So, Nidhi will only be liable for theft and Neha will be liable for murder.

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Daily Current Affairs January 11 2018

1) UIDAI introduces ‘Virtual ID’ to address privacy concerns
  • In an attempt to address security and privacy concerns around leakage of Aadhaar numbers and data, the Unique Identification Authority of India introduced two new measures – virtual ID and limited KYC.
  • The virtual identity or virtual ID will be a random 16-digit number mapped to the Aadhaar number of a citizen, and will come with an expiration date. The VID will not be duplicable by agencies performing authentication of Aadhaar number, and hence will ensure safety of the Aadhaar number.
  • The UIDAI has further introduced limited KYC (know your customer) process wherein only some entities, categorised as global authentication user agency (global AUA) will be allowed to store a citizen’s Aadhaar number, while others, known as local AUAs will not be allowed to store Aadhaar numbers.

2) Ministry of Railway Launches SFOORTI Application

  • In a major digital initiative to help plan the traffic flows and optimize freight operations, Ministry of Railways has launched Smart Freight Operation Optimisation & Real Time Information (SFOORTI) App for Freight Managers which provides features for monitoring and managing freight business using Geographic Information System (GIS) Views and Dashboard.
  • With this application, movement of freight trains on Geographic Information System (GIS) view can be tracked.Both passenger and freight trains can be tracked over Zones/Divisions/ Sections in single GIS View. Freight business can be monitored.

3) President Ram Nath Kovind Inaugurated 4th International Dharma Dhamma Conference

  • President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated a three-day International Dharma-Dhamma conference at Rajgir in Bihar. The conference has been jointly organised by India Foundation, Nalanda University, Ministry of External Affairs, Asean-India and Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha.
  • The inaugural session was chaired by Mr Kovind. The conference was attended by Sri Lanka’s foreign Minister Tilak Marapana.

4) GAIL to Set Up India’s 1st Coal-to-gas Conversion Plant in Odisha

  • India’s first plant to convert coal to synthetic gas is to be set up in Odisha under the supervision of state-run gas transmission utility GAIL, the Petroleum Minister said on Thursday.
  • “A new bio-fuels policy is going to come soon that will detail things like investments, incentives, the maximum assured price etc for the sector,” he told reporters on the sidelines of the conference, noting the potential of bio-fuels that are mostly produced by recycling agricultural and urban waste.

5) Kajol named ambassador for Swachh Aadat Swachh Bharat

  • Actress Kajol, an active supporter of eradicating preventable deaths from hygiene-related issues, has become an advocacy ambassador for a Swachh Aadat Swachh Bharat initiative.
  • Kajol took to Twitter to urge people to become “swachhta doot” and contribute to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

6) South Korea, GCCI Sign MoU for Business Cooperation

  • An official delegation from South Korea and the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) signed an MoU for co-operation between industries in Gujarat and the East Asian country, with a focus on automobile, defence and textiles sectors.
  • The main objective of the MoU is to help Gujarat-based small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to explore opportunities through joint ventures with South Korean firms, especially in areas of automobile, defence and textiles.

7) Chhattisgarh receives assistance worth Rs 696 crores from Centre

  • The Union Government sanctioned Rs 696 crores to eight Naxal affected districts of Chhattisgarh for three years under its Special Central Assistance Scheme.
  • The Center has issued approval for the amount to all the seven tribal dominated districts — Dantewada, Bijapur, Sukma, Narayanpur, Kondagaon, Bastar and Kanker.

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