16th Nov National & International Current Affairs

1. Recently which of the following has been renamed as ‘Arrokoth’? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The US Space Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has recently renamed farthest cosmic body, earlier known as ‘Ultima Thule’ to ‘Arrokoth’ or Sky.

2. Which of the following launched NISHTHA initiative? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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National Initiative for School Heads’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement (NISHTHA) was launched in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. It is a pioneer scheme that was earlier launched across country by HRD Ministry on August 2019. This National Mission aims at improving learning outcomes at Elementary level through integrated Teacher Trainings.

3. Rafale is a twin-engine fighter, multi-role fighter aircraft manufactured by:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The Rafale is a twin-engine fighter, multi-role fighter aircraft manufactured by French aviation company Dassault. These aircrafts is capable of carrying out all combat missions such as interception, air defence, in-depth strikes, ground support, reconnaissance, anti-ship strikes including nuclear deterrence.

4.Project Mausam is the initiative of:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Project ‘Mausam’ is the initiative of Ministry of Culture to be implemented by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) as the nodal agency with research support of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) and National Museum as associate bodies. This project aims to explore the multi-faceted Indian Ocean ‘world’–collating archaeological and historical research in order to document the diversity of cultural, commercial and religious interactions in the Indian Ocean. It also aims to promote research on themes related to the study of Maritime Routes. Main objective of the project is to inscribe places and sites identified under Project Mausam as trans-national nomination for inscription on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

5.Which of the following releases Financial Stability Report (FSR) ? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Financial Stability Report (FSR) is a biannual publication of Reserve Bank of India which reflects the overall assessment on the stability of India’s financial system.

6. Which of the following is not correct? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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7. Which of the following Visa is issued to the spouses of H-1B foreign workers? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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H-4 visas are issued to the spouses of H-1B foreign workers. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa through which many Indians workers are employed in US companies. It allows the US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. It is the most sought-after visa among Indian IT professionals. H-4 visas are issued only to very close or immediate family members of the H-1B visa holders.

8. PTSO lake is located in:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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9. Sisseri River Bridge is located in:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the Sisseri River Bridge at Lower Dibang Valley in East Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh.

10. Recently National Tribal Festival was held in:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The annual Aadi Mahotsav- National Tribal Festival is being held at INA Dilli Haat in New Delhi. The festival is being organized by Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs in association with TRIFED (Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Ltd.). Theme of fortnight long Tribal Festival is ‘Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Crafts, Culture and Commerce’, which represents basic ethos of tribal life.

11. Consider following statements with respect to National commission for women:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The National Commission for Women was set up as statutory body in January 1992 under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990 to review the Constitutional and legal safeguards for women; recommend remedial legislative measures, facilitate redressal of grievances and advise the Government on all policy matters affecting women. The Commission made up of a Chairperson, five Members and a Member-Secretary. A person "committed to the cause of women" is nominated and appointed as Chairperson by the Central Government. The five Members are also nominated by the Central Government. Current chairperson of National commission for women is Rekha Sharma

12. What is the rank of India in Trace Bribery Risk Matrix? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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TRACE International, the world’s leading anti-bribery standard setting organization, has released the 2019 edition of Trace Bribery Risk Matrix (TRACE Matrix). TRACE Matrix is a global business bribery risk assessment tool that measures business bribery risk in 200 countries, territories, and autonomous and semi-autonomous regions. Bangladesh is the highest risk country in terms of bribery in South Asia as its total risk score was 72 in this index. Bangladesh was ranked 178 while India stands on 78th rank.

13. Which of the following releases Consumer Expenditure Survey? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The Ministry of Statistics and Programme implementation said that it is not releasing Consumer Expenditure Survey due to quality issues. The next Consumer Expenditure Survey is to be conducted in 2020-21 and 2021-22.

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