1st July National & International Current Affairs

1. National Doctor's Day is observed on:

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National Doctors' Day is celebrated on July 1 all across India to honour the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. • Theme of Doctor’s Day 2019 is “Zero tolerance to violence against doctors and clinical establishment”.

2. Headquarters of International whaling commission is located in:

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The International Whaling Commission (IWC) is an international body set up by the terms of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (ICRW), which was signed in Washington, D.C., United States, on December 2, 1946 to "provide for the proper conservation of whale stocks and thus make possible the orderly development of the whaling industry". Headquarters of IWC is located in: Impington, UK

3. Which country is hosting International Security Alliance (ISAs) first joint security exercise named ISALEX19?

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Abu Dhabi, capital of United Area Emirates (UAE) is hosting International Security Alliance (ISAs) first joint security exercise named ISALEX19. International Security Alliance: The International Security Alliance represents an international collaboration of Ministries of Interior and includes working groups working together to combat organized and transnational crime. • ISA now comprises of nine countries viz. Bahrain, Morocco, France, Italy, Spain, Senegal, Singapore, Slovak Republic and United Arab Emirates. • The Alliance Secretariat is located in Abu Dhabi, UAE

4. Butterfly species Tamil yeoman (Cirrochroa thais) has been officially declared as state butterfly of:

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Butterfly species Tamil yeoman (Cirrochroa thais) has been officially declared as state butterfly of Tamil Nadu. The southern State formally notified this by an order on lines of the State Tree (Palm), Bird (Emerald Dove), Flower (Gloriosa) and Animal (Nilgiri Tahr).

5. Which of the following launched SDG Dashboard?

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In a bid to effectively track the progress on Agenda 2030, the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoPSI) launched India’s first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) dashboard. It has been developed in partnership with the UN in India, DFID India and Social Cops The dashboard is a national platform that pulls together reliable data from over 100 different data sets, portals and sectors on to one an easy-to-use, intuitive platform, to power better informed decision making on the SDGs. The dashboard will be India’s official data repository of the National Indicator Framework on SDGs, the country’s largest monitoring framework with 306 statistical indicators. It provides an aggregated overview of all goals, maps data for over 130 indicators, measures all targets against national benchmarks with state and district filters, and leverages data-driven insights to roll out targeted development plans

6. Which state government has launched a campaign called ‘Dastak’ to eradicate deadly Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES)?

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Uttar Pradesh government has launched a massive campaign called ‘Dastak’ in association with UNICEF to eradicate deadly Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) disease. About Japanese Encephalitis Japanese encephalitis (JE) is an infection of the brain caused by the Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV). While most infections result in little or no symptoms, occasional inflammation of the brain occurs. In these cases symptoms may include headache, vomiting, fever, confusion, and seizures. This occurs about 5 to 15 days after infection

7. The International Day of Parliamentarism is observed on:

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June 30 is the day designated to celebrate the International Day of Parliamentarism. It is also the date, in 1889, on which the Inter-Parliamentary Union — the global organization of parliaments — was established. The Inter-Parliamentary Union was the first permanent forum for political multilateral negotiations. It was established in 1889 with headquarters at Geneva Note: Althingi, the Icelandic Parliament, founded in 930 is World’s oldest parliament

8. Panmunjom village is sometimes seen in news it is located in:

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Donald Trump became 1st sitting US president to set foot in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (or North Korea) when he met its leader, Kim Jong Un, in Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between North Korea and South Korea in Panmunjom village. This was the third meeting between two leaders • First meeting: Singapore • Second meeting: Hanoi

9. India will procure 'Strum Ataka' anti-tank missile from:

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Seeking to keep itself battle-ready in situations like the one post-Balakot aerial strikes, India has signed a deal to acquire 'Strum Ataka' anti-tank missile from Russia for its fleet of Mi-35 attack choppers The deal for the missiles is worth around Rs 200 crore and would give an added capability to the Mi-35 attack choppers to take out enemy tanks and other armoured elements. The Mi-35s are the existing attack choppers of the Indian Air Force and are set to be replaced with the Apache gunships being acquired from the US and slated to be delivered from next month onwards. India has been trying to acquire the Russian missiles for a long time but the deal has been signed under the emergency provisions after more than a decade. Note: The Army is in the process of acquiring the Spike anti-tank guided missile from France and Igla-S air defence missiles from Russia under the emergency provisions.

10. Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) was set up by Prof. Mahalanobis in:

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The Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) was set up by Prof. Mahalanobis in 1931 in Kolkata. The Institute was declared an “Institute of National Importance” and made an autonomous body of Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation, through an act of Parliament in 1959. ISI celebrates 29th June as the “Workers Day”. Note: 29th June-National Statistics Day

11. Which of the following ministry launched National Film Heritage Mission?

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The National Film Heritage Mission is an important initiative of the I&B Ministry to preserve and conserve country’s cinematic heritage Nodal agency for implementation of this project is National Film Archives of India (NFAI), Pune

12. Jaya Arunachalam who passed away recently, is noted for:

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Jaya Arunachalam, Indian social worker and founder of Working Women’s Forum (WWF) died in Chennai. She was also a pioneer of the women’s Self Help group (SHG) movement in the country.

13. Who among the following was the head of the panel that was formed to resolve difference between solar and wind power developers?

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The Power Minister has formed a dispute resolution committee to resolve unforeseen disputes between renewable energy players and government agencies. It will address disputes between the solar/wind power developers and the Solar Energy Corporation of India/NTPC. This committee is comprised of three former civil servants, MF Farooqui (former DOT Secretary/ Heavy Industry Secretary), Anil Swarup (former Coal Secretary/School Education Secretary) and A K Dubey (former Sports Secretary). The decision to set up the committee was announced earlier this month. This mechanism covers all those projects that would be implemented through or by SECI and NTPC.

14. Which of the following scheme is launched to accelerate water harvesting and conservation measures?

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Jal Shakti Abhiyan will be launched across the country from 01 July, 2019 to accelerate water harvesting and conservation measures The scheme is aimed at making water conservation and promotion of irrigation efficiency a mass movement through asset creation and communication campaigns. The scheme mainly focuses on 256 districts with the lowest availability of groundwater

15. Girish A. Koushik is associated with which of the following sports?

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Girish A. Koushik from Mysuru became India’s 63rd Grandmaster at the 37th Balaton International Chess Festival in Hungary.

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