October 10th National & International Current Affairs

1. The chairman of Defence Planning Committee is:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Defence Planning Committee is a senior decision-making mechanism created in 2018 by the Central Government of India to facilitate "comprehensive" planning for the defence forces besides focusing on military doctrines to deal with emerging security challenges for India • DPC is chaired by the National Security Advisor of India and the • Chief of Integrated Staff in the Ministry of Defence will be the member secretary of DPC, and his headquarters will be the secretariat for the committee. The DPC will submit its reports to the Defence Minister of India DPC will have several mandates namely to • Prepare a draft National Security Strategy • Develop a capability development plan • Work on defence diplomacy issues • Improving defence manufacturing ecosystem in India. Four sub-committees will be created under the DPC for each of the above tasks

2. Headquarters of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is located in:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a scientific and intergovernmental body under the auspices of the United Nations The IPCC was set up in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to provide policymakers with regular assessments of the scientific basis of climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for adaptation and mitigation. The IPCC produces reports that support the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which is the main international treaty on climate change The IPCC does not carry out its own original research, nor does it do the work of monitoring climate or related phenomena itself. The IPCC bases its assessment on the published literature, which includes peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed sources IPCC comes out with comprehensive periodic reports on Climate Change called Assessment Reports (AR)

3. Which Section of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 mandates the Election Commission to fill the casual vacancies in the Houses of Parliament and State Legislatures through bye elections within six months from the date of occurrence of the vacancy? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Section 151A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 mandates the Election Commission to fill the casual vacancies in the Houses of Parliament and State Legislatures through bye elections within six months from the date of occurrence of the vacancy Exceptions: 1. The remainder of the term of a member in relation to a vacancy is less than one year; or 2. The Election Commission in consultation with the Central Government certifies that it is difficult to hold the bye-election within the said period.

4. Nobel Prize in Literature for the year 2019 has been awarded to:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Nobel Prize in Literature for the year 2018 was awarded to Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and for the year 2019 was awarded to Austrian author Peter Handke. About NOBEL Prize The Nobel Prize in Literature is one of five international prizes instituted by the will of Alfred Nobel, a Swedish businessman, chemist, engineer and philanthropist. The other awards include the Nobel Prize in Physiology, the Nobel Prize in Physics, the Noble Prize in Chemistry and the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1968, the Swedish central bank set up the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, which is widely referred to as the Nobel Prize in Economics. Since economics was not one of the fields for which Alfred Nobel's will instituted an award, it is not technically a Nobel Prize.

5. Which of the following launched SUMAN scheme? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Aiming zero preventable maternal and newborn deaths in India, the central government launched the Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan (SUMAN) scheme, under which pregnant women, mothers up to 6 months after delivery, and all sick newborns will be able to avail free healthcare benefits. Under the scheme there will be zero expense access to identification and management of complications during and after the pregnancy. The government will also provide free transport from home to health institutions.

6. RCEP is a proposed trade agreement of which group? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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RCEP is a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between 10 member states of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its six free-trade agreement (FTA) partners- India, China, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea.

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

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Mission Indradhanush is a health mission of the government of India. It was launched by Union Health Minister J. P. Nadda on 25 December 2014. It aims to immunize all children under the age of 2 years, as well as all pregnant women, against seven vaccine preventable diseases. The diseases being targeted are diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, poliomyelitis, tuberculosis, measles and Hepatitis B. In addition to these, vaccines for Japanese encephalitis and Haemophilus influenzae type B are also being provided in selected states. In 2016, four new additions have been made namely Rubella, Japanese Encephalitis, Injectable Polio Vaccine Bivalent and Rotavirus. In 2017, pneumonia was added to the Mission by incorporating Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine under Universal Immunization Programme

8. The Indo-Mongolian Joint Exercise - Nomadic Elephant 2019 – has started in:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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9. Recently NITI Aayog has launched Youth Co:Lab in collaboration with:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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10. 2019 World Parliament of Science, Religion and Philosophy was held in:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The 5th edition of the World Parliament of Science, Religion and Philosophy has been organized by the MIT World Peace University in Pune The theme of the 5-day event for year 2019 is 'Role of science, religion and philosophy for world peace and well-being of mankind'.

11. India’s first e-waste clinic is set up in:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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12. Which state doesn’t share its border with Bangladesh? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Bangladesh and India share a 4,096-kilometer (2,545-mile) long international border, the fifth-longest land border in the world. Bangladesh shares border with five Indian states West Bengal with 2,217 km shares longest border with Bangladesh. Other states include 262 km in Assam, 856 km in Tripura, 180 km in Mizoram, 443 km in Meghalaya, and 2,217 km in West Bengal

13. Recently union health ministry launched WHO’s Country Cooperation Strategy for India for the period:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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14. Which of the following launched Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Programme –DHRUV ? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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