October 8th National & International Current Affairs

1. Consider the following statements with respect to Zika Virus:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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2. 2019 World Habitat Day was held in which country? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The United Nations designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter 2019 theme: Frontier Technologies as an innovative tool to transform waste to wealth This year’s Global Observance of World Habitat Day was held in Mexico City

3. Recently Food and Agriculture Organisation has declared which year as international year of millets? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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India is celebrating 2018 as national year of millets. The Food and Agriculture Organisation has declared 2023 as international year of millets

4. Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) scheme is launched to promote:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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“Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana” is an elaborated component of Soil Health Management (SHM) of major project National Mission of Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA). • Under PKVY Organic farming is promoted through adoption of organic village by cluster approach and PGS certification

5. Air Force Day is celebrated every year on:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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6. 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Canadian-American cosmologist James Peebles and Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics for revealing the wonder of the evolution of the universe and discovering planets orbiting distant sun One half of the prize was won by the American for his contribution towards “Theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology”. The other half was shared between the Swiss scientists for their work on “Discovery of an Exoplanet orbiting a star similar to sun”. Note: Physics is the second Nobel to be awarded this week; William Kaelin, Gregg Semenza and Peter Ratcliffe shared the medicine prize earlier for discoveries about how cells respond to oxygen levels.

7. HR Khan Committee formed by SEBI is related to:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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HR Khan Committee was formed by SEBI to suggest measures for revitalizing and streamlining FPIs

8. Consumer Confidence survey is released by:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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9. Bandaru Dattatreya has been appointed as the governor of:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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10. Which of the following country does not fall under International North–South Transport Corridor (INSTC)? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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International North–South Transport Corridor (INSTC) is the ship, rail, and road route for moving freight between India, Russia, Iran, Europe and Central Asia. It is a not a new concept. But the current INSTC project was initiated by Russia, India and Iran in September 2000 in St. Petersburg. The agreement was signed on 16th May 2002

11. Who among the following has became the first Asian to win the women's 400 metres world title? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Salwa Eid Naser, from Bahrain has became the first woman athlete from Asia to win 400m gold

12. Surender Singh is associated with which sports? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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