June 5th National & International Current Affairs

1. What is the rank of India in Sustainable Development Goals Gender Index

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India ranked 95th with a score of 56.2 points out of 129 countries in a new index that measures global gender equality looking at aspects such as poverty, health, education, literacy, political representation and equality at the workplace. Denmark was ranked at the first place and Chad at 129th place. China ranked at 74 position, Pakistan at 113 while Nepal and Bangladesh at 102 and 110 respectively The Sustainable Development Goals Gender Index has been developed by UK-based Equal Measures 2030, a joint effort of regional and global organisations including African Women's Development and Communication Network, Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and International Women's Health Coalition. The new index includes 51 indicators across 14 of the 17 official Sustainable Development Goals and covers 129 countries across all regions of the world. The index has ranked India at 95 among 129 countries with India's highest goal scores are on SDG 3 of health (79.9), SDG 2 of hunger and nutrition (76.2) and SDG 7 of energy (71.8). India's lowest goal scores are on SDG 17 of partnerships (18.3, in the bottom 10 countries worldwide on the goal), SDG 9 of industry, infrastructure and innovation (38.1) and SDG 13 of climate (43.4).

2. 2nd Global Disability Summit was held in:

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2nd Global Disability Summit was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina First Global Disability Summit was held in UK

3. Who among the following won Women’s Prize for Fiction?

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Women’s Prize for Fiction for this year has been awarded to Tayari Jones for her novel An American Marriage. Women’s Prize for Fiction is United Kingdom’s only annual book award for fiction celebrating excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from all around the world.

4. Recently government reconstituted eight key cabinet committees. In which of the following committee PM Modi is not a member?

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Recently PM Narendra Modi reconstituted eight key cabinet committees. He also reconstituted six previous Cabinet sub-committees and formed two new ones to deal with job creation and economic growth. In newly-constituted eight cabinet committees, Home Minister Amit Shah is part of all cabinet committees while P M Modi is part of six committees, excluding Cabinet Committee on Accommodation and Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs.

5. CBI Operates under the jurisdiction of:

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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is the premier investigating agency of India. Operating under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

6. Who among the following has been appointed as Chief Economist of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office?

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Kumar Iyer has been appointed by the UK government as the Chief Economist of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), making him the first Indian-origin member of the department’s management board.

7. Who among the following is not a ex-officio member in NITI Aayog?

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the reconstitution of the NITI Aayog. Rajiv Kumar will continue as its Vice-Chairman, and V.K. Saraswat, Ramesh Chand and V.K. Paul as members. Bibek Debroy, who is the Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Economic Council, is no longer a member of the think tank NITI Aayog will have Union Ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, and Narendra Singh Tomar as ex-officio members. Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Piyush Goyal and Rao Inderjit Singh will be special invitees. NITI Aayog: The NITI Aayog (Policy Commission) is a policy think tank of the Government of India, established In 2015 with the aim to achieve Sustainable Development Goals and to enhance cooperative federalism by fostering the involvement of State Governments of India in the economic policy-making process using a bottom-up approach.

8. World Environment Day is observed on:

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World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated on the 5th of June every year. The theme for 2019 is "Air pollution". The host nation is China. World Environment Day [WED] was established by the UN General Assembly in 1972 on the first day of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, resulting from discussions on the integration of human interactions and the environment. Two years later, in 1974 the first WED was held with the theme "Only One Earth".

9. Recently Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, elected as the next President of the UN General Assembly. He is from:

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Nigeria’s Ambassador to the UN Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, elected as the next President of the General Assembly. Muhammad-Bande will succeed incumbent Maria Fernanda Espinosa About UNGA: The United Nations General Assembly is one of the six principal organs of theUnited Nations (UN), the only one in which all member nations have equal representation, and the main deliberative, policy-making, and representative organ of the UN.

10. Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action is related to:

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The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, adopted at the UN’s Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing, China, 1995), is an agenda for women’s empowerment.

11. Who among the following is not a member in newly created Cabinet Committee on Investment and Growth?

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi set up two new cabinet committees under his chairmanship to focus on two key concerns - investment and employment Cabinet Committee on Investment and Growth Composition 1. Prime Minister 2. Amit Shah, Minister of Home Affairs. 3. Nitin Jairam Gadkari- Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Minister of Micro. Small and Medium Enterprises 4. Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs. 5. Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways & Minister of Commerce & Industry. The Cabinet Committee on Employment & Skill Developmentwill have ten members headed by the Prime Minister.

12. Garuda is the name of Air exercise between India and:

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Garuda is the name of air exercise between India & France Note: India and France had in 1998 signed an agreement for joint military exercises between their armed forces. Accordingly, the Indian and French armies conduct Shakti mutual drill and the navies of the two countries indulge in the Varuna bilateral exercise.

13. Zarengold is sometimes seen in news. It is the name of:

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Russia has launched the first tourist train to Arctic region. The train will travel through Russia's Arctic region on to Norway. The train, named is named as Zarengold

14. Martin Vizcarra is the president of:

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In Peru, President Martin Vizcarra won a confidence vote in the country’s Congress, reviving debate over his flagging effort to pass anti-corruption measures.

15. Which company from India will make America’s private moon lander?

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The first moon lander which NASA will use in the 21st century would be designed and engineered by private aerospace company Team Indus as part of the Orbit Beyond consortium which has been awarded a contract for the 2021 lunar mission

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