11th July National & International Current Affairs

1. World Population Day (WPD) is observed every year on:

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The World Population Day (WPD) is observed every year on July 11 It was established by the then-Governing Council of the UNDP in 1989. It was an outgrowth of the interest generated by the Day of Five Billion, which was observed on 11 July 1987. No specific theme has declared for World Population Day 2019

2. Indian Army places order for anti-tank Spike missiles from:

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Indian Army places order for Israeli anti-tank Spike missiles. This move came after the central government provided powers to three armed forces to make emergency purchases. The force can make purchases of Rs 300 crore under this provision. Israeli anti-tank Spike missiles are manufactured by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. These missiles are famous for precision targeting and have the ability to pierce bunkers. Israeli anti-tank Spike missiles have the capability of targeting anything at a range of four kilometers. These can be deployed in both plains and mountains.

3. 200-point reservation system is related to:

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The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Bill, 2019 passed by the Parliament. This Bill replaces the “The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Ordinance, 2019”. . The main aim of the bill is to implement a 200-point reservation system instead of 1 3-point roster system will pave the way for filling more than 7,000 teaching jobs.

4. Which of the following ministry is implementing Swadhar Greh Scheme?

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The Ministry of Women and Child Development is implementing the Swadhar Greh Scheme for rehabilitation of women in difficult circumstances. The scheme covers women who are deserted and without any social and economic support, women victims of domestic violence, family tension and natural disaster.

5. In which year Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana was launched?

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Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) is a nationwide plan in India to provide good all-weather road connectivity to unconnected villages Of 178,000 (1.7 lakh) habitations with a population of above 500 in the plains and above 250 in the hilly areas planned to be connected by all-weather roads Note: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the third phase of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY-III) under which 1.25 lakh km of roads in rural areas will be upgraded at an estimated cost of ₹80,250 crore by 2024-25 which the Central share will be ₹53,800 crore and States’ share will stand at ₹ 26,450 crore.

6. Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti is launched by;

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Intellectual Property Facilitation Cell (IPFC), Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence and National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), Ministry of Science and Technology, signed an MoU with a vision to bridge the capacity shortfall and provide a major fillip to the ongoing efforts of Ministry of Defence towards promoting a culture of Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights IPR in Indian Defence industry. The move will be a boost to the Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti. It may be recalled that Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti was launched with the aim to inculcate IP culture in Indian defence manufacturing ecosystem. Under this mission, an IPFC has been established under the aegis of Directorate General Quality Assurance (DGQA) which has within a short span of a year achieved the challenging target of training more than 12,000 personnel on IPR and facilitating the filing of more than 1000 new IPR applications.

7. With which of the following Prasar Bharati signed a MoU for research collaboration in newly emerging technologies and broadcasting-related areas?

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Prasar Bharati signed a MoU with the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur for research collaboration in newly emerging technologies and broadcasting-related areas in New Delhi.

8. Recently which country in Southeast Asia region eliminated measles?

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Sri Lanka has become fifth country in the World Health Organisation (WHO) Southeast Asia region to eliminate measles. The other countries in the region which have achieved this feat are Bhutan, Maldives, DPRKorea and Timor-Leste. India is yet to achieve its resolve to eliminate the disease and control rubella/congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) by 2020. Measles is a highly infectious illness caused by the rubeola virus.

9. With which of the following Government of India has signed a MoU to use AI in agriculture?

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Government of India has signed a MoU with IBM India to use AI in agriculture. Under the pact, IBM will undertake a pilot study to utilise Artificial Intelligence (AI) and weather technology solutions in agriculture in one district each in three states.

10. Which state government launched a toll-free Chief Minister helpline 1076?

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Uttar Pradesh government launched a toll-free Chief Minister helpline 1076. This scheme will enable people from across the state to register their complaints and a time-bound action will be taken

11. Recently Sharjah issues its first golden visa to Indian businessman:

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Sharjah has granted its first golden visa – to Indian businessman Lalu Samuel. A long-time resident of the UAE, Mr Samuel is chairman of the Sharjah-based Kingston Group, one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of electrical products in the Middle East.

12. Who among the following is the head of the committee constituted by RBI to review the regulatory and supervisory framework for core investment companies?

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Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set up a six-member working group to review the regulatory and supervisory framework for core investment companies (CICs). The panel will be headed by Tapan Ray, Non-Executive Chairman, CBI. The move comes as the corporate group structures becomes more complex and layered.

13. 14th Conference of the Parties (COP) of United Nations Convention to combat Desertification (UNCCD) will be held in:

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India is set to host the 14th Conference of the Parties (COP) of United Nations Convention to combat Desertification (UNCCD) from September 02 to 13, confirmed Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar The global conference will be hosted at India Expo Mart Limited in Greater Noida. As many as 197 countries are expected to participate in the conference. "The 14th session of COP will stress on three crucial issues -- desertification, land degradation and drought Ahead of COP-14, Minister also launched "Bonn Challenge", a maiden project to lay emphasis on India's capacity for forest landscape restoration. The 3.5 years maiden phase will be implemented in the States of Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Nagaland, and Karnataka.

14. Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) group is based in:

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India has banned the US based Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) — the pro-Khalistan outfit which has been pushing the Sikh Referendum-2020 — as unlawful association under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). It is headed by Avtar Singh Pannun and Gurpatwant Singh Pannun. SFJ primary objective: to establish an independent and sovereign country in Punjab Note: UAPA was first framed in 1967, and since then it has been amended twice- first in 2008 and then in 2012.

15. Who among the following has been appointed as force Commander of UNMISS?

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Indian Army officer Lieutenant General Shailesh Sadashiv Tinaikar has been newly appointed as the Force Commander of the UN mission in South Sudan. Tinaikar will take responsibility for leading almost 15,000 troops as they work to protect civilians, provide a safe environment for displaced families returning to their homes and to support the fragile peace process as South Sudan recovers from a six-year Civil War.

16. Kyriakos Mitsotakis sworn in as the Prime Minister of:

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17. Who among the following became the first Indian sprinter to win gold at the World Universiade championship?

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Dutee Chand, the Indian sprinter won gold medal in women’s 100m in World Universiade, 30th Summer University Games held in Naples, Italy. With this win she became 1st Indian woman to do so. She clocked 11.32 seconds to win gold

18. Mirabai Chanu is associated with which of the following sports?

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Mirabai Chanu clinches gold in 49 kg event in Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship held in Apia, Samoa.

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