13th July National & International Current Affairs

1. Who among the following has been appointed as MD and CFO of World Bank? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Anshula Kant, managing director of the State Bank of India has been appointed as next MD and CFO of world Bank. Ms. Kant will be the first woman CFO of the Bank. Her appointment was announced by David Malpass, World Bank’s President

2. 15th World Conference on Transport Research was held in:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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IIT Madras launched a platform recently named as Integrated Database for the Infrastructure development in order to develop the efficiency of Government Infrastructure Development. They help in effective decision-making among different stakeholders involved in the infrastructure sector. The development partner for the project is Akara Research and Technologies. It was launched at the 15th World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR). It is held at IIT Bombay in a special session on Public-Private Partnership(PPP) in Indian Transport Sector.

3. Central Institute of Indian Languages is located in:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL) is an Indian research and teaching institute based in Mysore, part of the Language Bureau of the Ministry of Human Resource Development

4. Which of the following country affected by the Tropical Storm Barry? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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5. Which of the following ministry launched five-year vision plan named EQUIP? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Prime Minister of India finalized a five-year vision plan for each Ministry. The Department of Higher Education of HRD Ministry finalized and released a five-year vision plan named Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusion Programme (EQUIP).

6. Who among the following has been appointed as Secretary, Overseas Indian Affairs? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Senior diplomat Vikas Swarup has been appointed as Secretary, Overseas Indian Affairs, according to an order issued by the Personnel Ministry.

7. As per India’s Second Biennial Update Report emission intensity of India’s GDP came down by what per cent between 2005 & 2014? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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India’s Second Biennial Update Report (BUR) submitted to UNFCCC. The report shows that emission intensity of India’s GDP came down by 21 per cent between 2005 & 2014 and its achievement of climate goal for pre-2020 period is on track. A total of 2.607 billion tons of CO2 equivalent of GHGs were emitted from all activities (excluding Land use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry (LULUCF)) in India. Energy sector accounted for 73 per cent, Industrial Processes and Product Use (IPPU) 8 per cent, agriculture 16 per cent and waste sector 3 per cent. About 12 per cent of emissions were offset by the carbon sink action of forestland, cropland and settlements

8. Recently between which countries Indian waterways is being used for first time to transport cargo between 2 countries? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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In a first-ever development, Indian waterways is being used to transport cargo between 2 countries. 1000 metric tons (MT) of stones from Bhutan are being transported to Bangladesh using the Brahmaputra by ship MV AAI which set sail from Dhubri in Assam. The Inland Waterways Authority of India’s (IWAI)'s ship will reach Narayanganj in Bangladesh with the Bhutanese cargo.

9. In which of the following cities, world's largest burn and plastic surgery institute has been inaugurated? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The worlds largest “Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute" has started functioning in Dhaka

10. Recently which state government observed July 12th as Save Water Day? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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On 12 July 2019, West Bengal government observed Save Water Day across the state to spread the message of water conservation. This is the 1st time the day was observed. From now onwards it will be observed in state each year to create awareness among people to check misuse of water.

11. Global Multidimensional Poverty Index is released by:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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UN Development Programme has released the 2019 global Multidimensional Poverty Index • India’s MPI value reduced from 0.283 in 2005-06 to 0.123 in 2015-16. • India has lifted 271 million people out of poverty between 2006 and 2016, recording the fastest reductions in the multidimensional poverty index. • In India Child mortality dropped from 4.5% to 2.2%.

12. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MOEFCC) has launched a project for undertaking ‘immunocontraceptive measures’ for population management of how many species? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MOEFCC) has launched a project for undertaking ‘immunocontraceptive measures’ for population management of four species of wild animals — elephant, wild boar, monkey and blue bull (Nilgai).

13. Which state will develop Centers of Excellence for skill development in the Aviation industry? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Gujarat Government will develop Centers of Excellence for skill development in the Aviation industry.

14. In which of the following session of the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP) was adopted? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP) was adopted at the 24th session of the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference, held in Katowice, Poland

15. Which state became the first Indian state to ensure water conservation, having its own water conservation policy? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Meghalaya recently became the first Indian state to ensure water conservation, having its own water conservation policy.

16. What is the name of newly discovered Android malware? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The newly discovered Android malware Agent Smith infected 1.5 crore android devices in the country while about 2.5 crore devices have been affected with this virus. The malware has been nicknamed, 'Agent Smith', owing to the methods it uses to attack an Android device without getting noticed.

17. The 43rd Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee was held in? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The 43rd Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee was held from June 30 to July 10, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Several new sites are added into the list of the World Heritage Sites. Some of the monuments which are added towards it are • Bahrain’s Dilmun Burial Mounds • Italy’s Prosecco Hills • China’s Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City • Indonesia’s Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto • Mozu-Furuichi Kofun Group: Mounded Tombs of Ancient Japan • Megalithic Jar Sites in Xiengkhouang- Plain of Jars: Laos

18. Who among the following has been appointed as the Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA)? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Former India captain Rahul Dravid has been appointed as the Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. The appointment was announced and approved by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)

19. Ajay singh is associated with which of the following sports? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Indian weightlifter Ajay Singh created a new Commonwealth record in the clean and jerk category en route to a gold medal at the Commonwealth Championships

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