June 1st National & International Current Affairs

1. What is the Food grains production for the agricultural year 2018-19?

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Food grains production for the agricultural year 2018-19 has been estimated at over 283 million tonnes. It is higher by over 17 million tonnes than the previous five years average production of food grain. • The rice production is estimated at an all-time-high of over 115 million tonnes during 2018-19, beating the previous record of over 112 million tonnes achieved in 2017-18 crop year. • Production of wheat is also estimated at record over 101 million tonnes, which is higher by 1.33 million tonnes as compared to previous year. • The total pulses production is estimated at over 23 million tonnes

2. The 14th summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was held in:

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The 14th summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held in Mecca, Saudi Arabia Note: At 14th Summit, Yousef Aldobeay appointed as special envoy for Jammu and Kashmir by OIC India reacted by saying OIC has no locus standi in matters relating to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, which is an integral part of India. It is reiterated that OIC should refrain from making such unwarranted references

3. Who among the following has becomes first woman fighter pilot to fly Hawk jet?

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Flight Lt Mohana Singh has become the first woman fighter pilot to fly by day on a Hawk advanced jet aircraft Last week, Flight Lt Bhawana Kanth became the first daytime woman fighter pilot to fly a MiG-21 Bison. Note: She and two other women officers - Bhawana Kanth and Avani Chaturvadi - joined the fighter stream in June 2016.

4. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) works under:

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Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is an autonomous body established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare The FSSAI has been established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which is a consolidating statute related to food safety and regulation in India. FSSAI is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety.

5. Which state government’s Health Department won WHO Tobacco Control Award?

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The World Health Organization has selected the Rajasthan government’s Medical & Health Department for its award this year in recognition of its achievements in the field of tobacco control. The Health Department of the State is the only government body in the country which will be awarded for its tobacco-free initiatives. Apart from Rajasthan, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute in Delhi is also chosen for award The Award was conferred by WHO on occasion of World No Tobacco Day (31st May)

6. Recently Nayib Bukele sworn in as president of:

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In the Central American country of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele has been sworn-in as the nation's President.

7. Under Ayushman Bharat, "Health and Wellness Centres" is for:

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Ayushman Bharat has two components- Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs) for Comprehensive Primary Health Care and Pradhan Mantri Jan ArogyaYojana (PMJAY) for secondary and tertiary Health care, both seeks to deliver Health Care services closer to where people live in rural and urban areas

8. What is the tenure of Navy chief?

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The Navy Chief retires after a three-year tenure or attaining 62 years of age, whichever is earlier. Note: Recently Vice Admiral Karambir Singh was appointed as the next (24th) chief of naval staff, succeeding Admiral Sunil Lanba The government made the selection following a merit-based approach and did not go with the tradition of appointing the senior most eligible officer to the post. Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman and Nicobar Command Vice Admiral Vimal Verma, who is senior to Singh, was among the contenders for the top post

9. Puerto Williams has become world’s southernmost city. The city is located in:

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Puerto Williams in Chile has become world’s southernmost city after its status upgraded from hamlet to city. It took over the title from Ushuia in Argentina which was world’s southernmost city till recently.

10. What is the name of ISRO’s new commercial arm?

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NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), the commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), was officially inaugurated in Bengaluru NSIL's main objective is to scale up industry participation in Indian space programmes. Specifically, it will be responsible for manufacturing the and production of Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) and Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) through technology transfer mechanisms. It will also cater to emerging global commercial SSLV market demand, providing satellite building and satellite-based services, including supply of sub-systems for various domestic and international application needs and will enable space technology spin-offs through Indian industry interface. Note: The first commercial venture of DoS was Antrix Corporation Limited, which was set up in September 1992 to market products and services of ISRO

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