28th Oct National & International Current Affairs

1. Who among the following has been chosen for? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The 28th Vyas Samman for the year 2018 was conferred on well known Hindi writer Leeladhar Jagoori Mr Jagoori has been chosen for the prestigious award for his poetry collection- Jitne Log Utne Prem. The Vyas Samman, started in 1991, is given by K K Birla Foundation for an outstanding literary work in Hindi authored by an Indian citizen published during the last 10 years.

2. Consider following statements with respect to Masala Bonds:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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3. Which of the following is not correctly matched with respect to tribal people? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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4.35th ASEAN summit was held in:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The 35th ASEAN Summit began in Bangkok The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a group of ten member countries that encourages political, economic and social co-operation in the region.

5. 'Exercise SHAKTI' is a bilateral exercise between India and:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The bilateral 'Exercise SHAKTI' between the armies of India and France will be conducted from 31st October to 13th November 2019 at Foreign Training Node in Mahajan Field Firing Ranges, Rajasthan.

6. ICGS Varuna is an indigenously-designed training vessel built by:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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ICGS Varuna, an indigenously-designed training vessel built by Reliance Naval and Engineering Limited for the Indian Coast Guard, was launched in Pipavav

7. How many thrust areas are identified under SPARC scheme? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Union HRD ministry launched “Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC)” . SPARC scheme aims at improving the research ecosystem of India’s higher educational institutions by facilitating academic and research collaborations between Indian Institutions and the best institutions in the world Five thrust areas identified are under SPARC. They are 1. Fundamental Research. 2. Emergent Areas of Impact. 3. Convergence 4. Action-Oriented Research 5. Innovation-Driven.

8. Which institute ranked first among Indian institutes in QS Asia university Rankings? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Led by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India has eight universities among the top 100 universities in Asia, according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings IIT Bombay is the best from India followed by IIT Delhi (40), IIT Madras (48) and Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore (50). Note: Quacquarelli Symonds, or QS as it is popularly know as, is a British ranking agency. Overall, National University of Singapore was ranked best from Asia followed by University of Hong Kong and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

9. Consider the following statements with respect to GST council:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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10. In which of the following states Warli painting style is originated? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Warli painting is a style of tribal art mostly created by the tribal people from the North Sahyadri Range in India. This tribal art was originated in Maharashtra, where it is still practiced today.

11. The Centre has set a target of ensuring at least 70 per cent infants to have access to breast milk by the year:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The Centre has set a target of ensuring at least 70 per cent infants to have access to breast milk by the year 2025. The Target will subsequently be increased to 100 per cent. India has taken inspiration from Brazil's success in the field of human milk bank decided to adopt a similar model in creating a wide network of human milk banks.

12. Which of the following is not correct with respect to Non Performing Assets? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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A non performing asset (NPA) is referred to a loan amount for which the principal/ interest payment remained overdue for a time span of 90 days. But in case, a borrower fails to repay the loan (interest/principal/both) that loan becomes an NPA for the bank. Banks classify NPAs into three categories, which are substandard assets, Doubtful assets and Loss assets. Substandard assets are the ones which remained NPA for 12 months or less than that. If the asset crosses the 12-month time frame, it comes under the category of doubtful asset. And the loss assets are the ones that had become of less value with the minimum recovery rate.

13. X-37B is the Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) developed by:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The US Air Force's mystery space plane is back on Earth, after 780 days in orbit following a record-breaking two-year mission. The X-37B landed at Kennedy Space Centre of National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Florida

14. Which country will host 2020 olympics? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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15. Which state won 2019-20 Vijay Hazare Champions? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Karnataka was crowned the 2019-20 Vijay Hazare Champions as they beat Tamil Nadu by nine wickets in the Vijay Hazare Trophy at Bengaluru.

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