26th Oct National & International Current Affairs

1. Which of the following is not correct with respect to Mahila-e-Haat? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Mahila E-Haat is an initiative for meeting aspirations and needs of women entrepreneurs. It is an online marketing platform for women, where participants can display their products. It is an initiative for women across the country as a part of ‘Digital India’ and ‘Stand Up India’ initiatives. The platform has been set up by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India under Rashtriya Mahila Kosh (RMK). Note: Rashtriya Mahila Kosh (RMK) was established by the Government of India in March, 1993 as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Women & Child Development. It was registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860. The operating model currently followed by RMK is that of a facilitating agency wherein RMK provides loans to NGO-MFIs termed as Intermediary Organizations (IMO) which on-lend to Self Help Groups (SHGs) of women. RMK also has appointed nodal agencies and franchisees for furthering of its objectives of reaching out to the women beneficiaries with easy access of micro credit for income generating activities.

2. In which year Central Vigilance Commission was set up? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The Central Vigilance Commission was set up by the Government in February,1964 on the recommendations of the Committee on Prevention of Corruption, headed by Shri K. Santhanam, to advise and guide Central Government agencies in the field of vigilance. The Commission shall consist of: A Central Vigilance Commissioner - Chairperson; Not more than two Vigilance Commissioners - Members; Note: Last week of October is observed as Vigilance Awareness Week under the aegis of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC). This year, the week falls from 28th October, 2019 to 2nd November, 2019. Theme: Integrity-a way of life.

3. Colombo Declaration is sometimes seen in news. It is related to:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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UN Environment Programme (UNEP) member states recently adopted the “Colombo Declaration” which calls for tackling global nitrogen challenge Highlights of the declaration: • The Colombo Declaration has been developed with the technical support of the International Nitrogen Management System (INMS), a joint activity of the UNEP and the International Nitrogen Initiative supported by the Global Environmental Facility. • The aim is to halve nitrogen waste by 2030. • A campaign on sustainable nitrogen management called “Nitrogen for Life” is to be launched. It stems from the Sustainable Nitrogen Management Resolution which was adopted during the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly held from 11 – 15 March 2019 at the UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

4. Recently City Montessori School (CMS) has won the Guinness World Record for becoming the ‘world’s largest school’. The school is located in:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Lucknow-based City Montessori School (CMS) has won the Guinness World Record for becoming the ‘world’s largest school’ in terms of strength of students

5. Recently researchers from which institute have developed bio-bricks from agricultural waste? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The researchers from IIT Hyderabad and School of Architecture, Bhubaneswar have developed bio-bricks from agricultural waste. The product serves dual purposes of development of eco-friendly sustainable material and also waste management

6. Which of the following is not correct with respect to North Eastern Council? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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7. Jagoi is the name of classical dance of:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Manipuri dance, also known as Jagoi, is one of the major Indian classical dance forms, named after the region of its origin – Manipur. It is particularly known for its Hindu Vaishnavism themes, and exquisite performances of love-inspired dance drama of Radha-Krishna called Raslila

8. Which of the following country is not a member in BASIC Group? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The BASIC countries (also Basic countries or BASIC) are a bloc of four large newly industrialized countries – Brazil, South Africa, India and China. The four committed to act jointly at the Copenhagen climate summit, including a possible united walk-out if their common minimum position was not met by the developed nations

9. Which state government launched Kanya Sumangala Yojana? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath launched the government’s flagship scheme 'Mukhya Mantri Kanya Sumangala Yojana' . Kanya Sumangala yojana will provide a fund worth Rs 15000 to every family where a girl child is born.

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

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11. In which year Supreme Court introduced Vishakha guidelines against sexual har assment? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The Vishakha guidelines introduced by the apex court in 1997 were evolved into a parliamentary law called the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal)

12. Every year World Polio Day is observed on:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Every year, October 24, is celebrated as World Polio Day to raise the awareness about the infectious disease Poliomyelitis, commonly known as Polio. The day was established by Roary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against the disease. This development had led to widespread use of this inactivated poliovirus vaccine and subsequently use of oral poliovirus, developed by Albert Sabin. It also had led to establishment of Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in 1988 which has helped to reduce polio worldwide by 99% Note: Poliomyelitis (polio) is a highly infectious viral disease, which mainly affects young children below age of 5. The virus is transmitted from person-to-person

13. Which country is associated with Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a bilateral United States foreign aid agency established by the U.S. Congress in 2004, applying a new philosophy toward foreign aid Note: Recently Sri Lankan Cabinet has approved the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant of 480 million US dollars from the US Government.

14. 'Kukur Tihar' is the festival of:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Tihar, also known as Deepawali and Yamapanchak, is a five-day-long Hindu festival celebrated primarily in Nepal and some parts of India such as Darjeeling district, Kalimpong district, Sikkim, and Assam.

15. Thotlakonda Buddhist site is located in:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The Thotlakonda Buddhist Complex in Vishakapatnam district will be developed as an international tourist destination

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