Current Affairs Quiz – June 13, 2019
International Albinism Awareness Day is observed on which date?
On 18 December 2014, the General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/69/170 proclaiming, with effect from 2015, 13 June as International Albinism Awareness Day. The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution in 2013 calling for the prevention of attacks and discrimination against persons with albinism.
Which organization launched Technology Demonstrator Vehicle?
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) launched a Technology Demonstrator Vehicle to prove a number of critical technologies for futuristic missions from Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha. Various radars, telemetry stations and electro optical tracking sensors tracked the vehicle through its course. The data has been collected and will be analysed to validate the critical technologies.
Maritime Information Sharing Workshop 2019 was held in which place?
A Defence Ministry release said that over 41 delegates from 29 countries of the Indian Ocean Region, IOR and beyond are participating in the two-day event. In the course of two days, the MISW aims to acquaint participants about Information Fusion Centre- Indian Ocean Region, IFC-IOR, its information sharing mechanisms and promote sharing of best practices in this field.
16th Asia media summit was held in which country?
The 16th Asia media summit that kicked-off in Cambodia is deliberating on many issues pertaining to the media and broadcasting industry. The plenary discussed on the current situations in developing markets as to adapt to the new technological possibilities
Which country is going to invest Rs 13,000 cr in Northeast India?
The Government of Japan has decided to invest an amount of 205.784 billion Yen, equivalent to approximately Rs.13,000 crore, in several ongoing as well as new projects in different states of India's North- Eastern region.This was disclosed after a meeting which the DoNER Minister Dr Jitendra Singh had with the Japanese delegation led by Ambassador Mr Kenji Hiramatsu.
Who is the president of Kazakhstan?
In Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev today took oath as the new president of the country. He was acting president following the surprise resignation of Nursultan Nazarbayev in March this year. The career diplomat became the country’s second elected president after succeeding 78-year-old Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Who was awarded Jnanpith award 2018?
Noted English writer Amitav Ghosh was conferred the 54th Jnanpith award for the year2018. The award was given for his outstanding contribution in English. Former Governor of West Bengal Gopalkrishna Gandhi presented the award to Mr Ghosh at a function in New Delhi. Mr.Ghosh is the first English writer to get this award.
“12th Conference of States Parties to Convention to Rights of PwDs” was held in which country?
Mrs Shakuntala Doley Gamlin, Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment participated in “12th Conference of States Parties to the Convention to Rights of Persons with Disabilities” at the UN Headquarters, New York.
Senior Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championship is going to held in which city?
Gymnastics Federation of India announced the Indian team for the Senior Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships to be held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from 19th to 22nd of this month.