14th July National & International Current Affairs

1. Which of the following movie won 'Best Feature Film' at SAARC film festival? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Director Kaushik Ganguly's Bengali outing 'Nagarkirtan', a love story of a transwoman and a flautist, has won big at this year's SAARC film festival, bagging four awards, including 'Best Feature Film'. Note: This year is 9th edition of SAARC film fest. It took place in Colombo, Sri Lanka Two other Indian films have won awards at the fest. 'Na Bole Wo Haram', a 20-minute film by debutant director Nitish Patankar, bagged the 'Best Short Film' award, while 'Walking With the Wind' by Praveen Morchhale received the Special Jury award for direction and story

2. India developed Barak 8 surface-to-air missile (SAM) with the help of:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The $100 million order for 1000 Barak-8 MRSAM systems placed by the Indian Army and Indian Air Force has been bagged by Hyderabad-based Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems Ltd (KRAS)

3. Recently in which of the following cities Agri Business Incubation Centre has started? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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An Agri Business Incubation Centre has started in Chhattisgarh. The centre has been set up by the Union Agriculture Ministry in Indira Gandhi Agriculture University of Raipur. Agri Business Incubation Centre is set up under the National Agriculture Development Scheme- RAFTAAR. RAFTAAR Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana – Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied Sectors Rejuvination (RKVY-RAFTAAR) is a unique scheme of Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare (MoA&FW). It is aimed at strengthening infrastructure in Agriculture and Allied sectors to promote Agripreneurship and Agribusiness by facilitating financial aid and nurturing a system of business incubation.

4. Susthome APP is related to which of the following sectors? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Power discom BYPL partnered with several private bodies to launch a number of initiatives including a 'behavioral energy saving app' .The main aim is to cut down on electricity consumption. The behavioral app -- Susthome .It is developed by BYPL and TERI

5. Reko Diq project is sometimes seen in news. It is located in which country? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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An international arbitration court has imposed a penalty of over five billion dollars on Pakistan for unlawful denial of a mining lease to a company for the Reko Diq project in 2011. The Reko Diq mine is famous for its vast gold and copper reserves. The project stopped in November 2011, when the Balochistan government summarily rejected the application by the The Tethyan Copper Company (TCC) local operating subsidiary for a mining lease in respect of Reko Diq.

6. NASA awarded Imaging Xray polarimetry explorer (IXPE) mission to:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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NASA has awarded a contract to SpaceX to launch NASA’s Imaging Xray polarimetry explorer (IXPE) mission, a groundbreaking astrophysics mission. The mission aims to uncover the mysteries behind black holes and neutron stars. The cost estimated for the mission is $50.3 million. The mission plans to launch three space telescopes.These telescopes will be capable of analyzing the polarization of cosmic X-rays. The IXPE mission is expected to be launched from the Kennedy Space Centre in April 2021.

7. Till now how many law commissions were established? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Law Commission of India is an executive body established by an order of the Government of India. Its major function is to work for legal reform. Its membership primarily comprises legal experts, who are entrusted a mandate by the Government. The Commission is established for a fixed tenure and works as an advisory body to the Ministry of Law and Justice The first Law Commission was established during the British Raj era in 1834 by the Charter Act of 1833.It was presided by Lord Macaulay After that, three more Commissions were established in pre-independent India. The first Law Commission of independent India was established in 1955 for a three-year term. Since then, twenty one more Commissions have been established The 21st Law Commission under Justice B.S. Chauhan (retd.) was established in 2015, and had tenure to August 31st 2018. Note: Law Ministry has initiated the process of setting up the body which gives advice to the government on complex legal issues. It is usually headed by a former Supreme Court judge or a former Chief Justice of a High Court.

8. Koniex is sometimes seen in news. It is related to:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Facing regulatory troubles, one of India's largest cryptocurrency exchange, Koinex, shut down

9. Kalraj Mishra has been appointed as the governor of:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Kalraj Mishra will take over charge as HP's new Governor while Acharya Devvrat transferred and appointed as Gujarat's new Governor.

10. Recently which country launched space telescope, Spektr-RG? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Russia launched a space telescope, Spektr-RG, from the cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan The Spektr-RG, developed with Germany, is a space observatory intended to replace the Spektr-R, known as the 'Russian Hubble'. Spektr-R was launched in 2011 to observe black holes, neutron stars and magnetic fields.

11. The first missile developed under IGMDP:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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India successfully test-fired indigenously developed nuclear-capable surface-to-surface missile Prithvi-ll Prithvi is the first missile developed by the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO). They are under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP). The missile with a strike range of 350 km is capable of carrying 500/100 kg of warhead

12. The annual Gandhi-Mandela Peace Medal 2019 has been awarded to:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The annual Gandhi-Mandela Peace Medal 2019 has been awarded to Thich Nhat Hanh. Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist. The first edition of Gandhi-Mandela Peace Initiative was held in New Delhi. The Initiative was organised by Believe Foundation in association Dr. Raman Bhai Patel Foundation (RBF).

13. Who among the following has won the Miss Universe Australia title? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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India born Priya Serrao has won the Miss Universe Australia title

14. Who among the following is the Project Director of Chandrayaan-2? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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For the first time, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has appointed two women scientists - Ritu Karidhal (as mission director) and Muthayya Vanitha(as project director) - to head the India's second Moon mission Chandrayaan-2. Ritu Karidhal was referred as the 'Rocket Woman of India'. She became famous with the launch of the Mars Orbiter Mission where she was the deputy operations director. Note: ISRO is planning to send one woman astronaut, along with two others, to space under Gaganyaan Mission. VR Lalithambika, as head of the human space programme office, is helping in mission coordination and working with Human Space Flight Centre, the nodal centre for Gaganyaan mission led by its director S Unnikrishnan Nair.

15. Which of the following will rolled out an initiative in the form of a Unique Document Identification Number (UDIN)? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) will roll out a new feature, Unique Document Identification Number (UDIN), which will help in ensuring better compliance as well as prevent counterfeiting of various certifications and attestations done by company secretaries. ICSI said this is an attempt to pursue heightened sense of self-governance and strengthen the practising side of the profession of company secretaries (CS). It is aimed at strengthening framework of good governance. UDIN shall provide ease of maintaining register of attestation and certification services. Note: The ICSI functions under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

16. Which of following General Insurance Company will be merged with National Insurance Company Limited and United India Assurance Company Limited to create a single insurance entity? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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National Insurance Company Limited, United India Assurance Company Limited and Oriental India Insurance Company Limited soon to be merged into a single insurance entity.

17. Who among the following was the founder of Sikhism? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Guru Nanak was the founder of Sikhism and the first of the ten Sikh Gurus Note: Recently Foundation stone of Baba Guru Nanak University (BGNU) was laid at Nankana Sahib, in Pakistan’s Punjab province. University’s foundation stone was laid by Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar.

18. Who among the following won 2019 Wimbledon title? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Simona Halep of Romania won her first Wimbledon title, and only her second Grand Slam title after defeating Serena Williams in straight sets Note: Wimbeldon Men’s single title won by Novak Djokovic by defeating Federer

19. Which country won 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup was the 12th Cricket World Cup, an international cricket tournament contested by men's national teams from the International Cricket Council (ICC) and held every four years. It was hosted by England and Wales making it the fifth time England and Wales have hosted the World Cup. England lifted their maiden ICC World Cup cricket trophy beating New Zealand in the final Note: India will be the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 host country. This will be the first time that India is hosting the cricket tournament on its own. India had co-hosted the World Cup with its neighbouring nations in all the three previous occasions. India will be hosting the 13th edition of the men's Cricket World Cup. This was decided at an International Cricket Council meeting held in London.

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