Current Affairs Quiz – June 12, 2019


Current Affairs Quiz – June 12, 2019

2019 Daily & Monthly Current Affairs

World Day Against Child Labour is observed on which date?

The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. Each year on 12 June, the World Day brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of people from around the world to highlight the plight of child labourers and what can be done to help them.

What was the Theme of World Day Against Child Labour 2019?

2019 theme: Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams!

Which state is to study the link of pesticides with emerging diseases?

Concerned over increasing cases of affliction of new diseases in Assam, the State Government is planning to write to the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) for a study on impact of use of pesticides and fertilizers in food items in the health indices.  The Minister also announced the launch of Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Programme in the state from 14th of this month, in Private-Public Partnership mode with Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd, Chennai. The free dialysis facility will be available in 18 locations in Assam.

Green Mizoram Day has been celebrating in Mizoram for the last how many years?

In Mizoram, Green Mizoram Day was celebrated throughout the state today with distribution and planting trees and taking pledge to work for green environment and maintaining ecological balance. The state has been celebrating the day for the last 20 years.

Kolam, Thotti and Manne Adivasis classified as Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) belongs to which state?

The campaign mode health screening of almost the entire population of Kolam, Thotti and Manne Adivasis, classified as Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs), in the agency areas governed by Utnoor Integrated Tribal Development Agency is a big step forward in improving healthcare for tribals in undivided Adilabad district.  A team of super speciality doctors from Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), Hyderabad, are involved in the programme which includes treatment of patients, made possible under the Union government’s Conservation cum Development Plan for the PVTGs.

Which Bank recently constitutes committee to review ATM pricing?

The Reserve Bank of India has constituted a six-member committee to review the entire gamut of ATM charges and fees. The RBI said, Chief Executive of Indian Banks’ Association VG Kannan will chair the committee consisting of senior officers from National Payments Corporation of India, SBI, HDFC Bank, Confederation of ATM Industry and Tata Communications Payment Solutions Limited.

Which state government is going to launch digital agriculture platform ‘Agricloud?

The Goa government will soon launch ‘Agricloud’, a digital platform for agriculture management and tracking of farm subsidies. ‘Agricloud’ is a three-way interface that will allow the agriculture ministry to register farmers and track subsidies and inputs to them, while helping cultivators to get information on official advisories, weather, market prices among other things. ‘Agricloud’ will create an e-commerce platform allowing farmers to sell directly to customers,”.

Asian junior squash championship is going to be held in which city?

The Asian junior squash championship is to be staged in Macau from June 26 to 30. The under-19 players will also compete in the World junior squash championship to be held in Malaysia in August. The selection trials were held at the Shiv Nadar University in May, and the players are training in the preparatory camp under British coach Chris Ryder at the same facility.

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