Current Affairs Quiz – June 23 & 24, 2019
United Nations Public Service Day is observed on which date?
The UN General Assembly, in its resolution 57/277, designated 23 June as Public Service Day. The UN Public Service Day celebrates the value and virtue of public service to the community; highlights the contribution of public service in the development process; recognizes the work of public servants, and encourages young people to pursue careers in the public sector.
Olympic Day is observed on which date?
• The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was formally established on 23 June 1894 through the efforts of Pierre de Coubertin promoting competitive sport as a revival of the ancient Olympic Games. Olympic Day was held for the first time on 23 June with a total of 9 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) hosting ceremonies in their respective countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Great Britain, Greece, Portugal, Switzerland, Uruguay and Venezuela. • The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will officially inaugurate its new headquarters on 23 June during the celebration of Olympic day. In 2019 this symbolic day will mark the 125th anniversary of the creation of the IOC.
International Widows’ Day is observed on which date?
International Widows’ Day was adopted by the United Nations in 2010, and was held on June 23rd the following year. Prior to being officially recognized by the United Nations, it had been held by the Loomba Foundation since 2005, which had been working for its adoption at the UN. The day “is an opportunity for action towards achieving full rights and recognition for widows.” The aim is to raise awareness of the effects, many times invisible, of widowhood on women throughout the world.
Government develops National Strategic Plan to eradicate TB by which year?
The government has developed a National Strategic Plan with the goal for ending Tuberculosis (TB) by 2025. Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey said, India accounts for 27.4 lakh estimated new TB cases annually, which is the highest in terms of absolute numbers. He said, the estimated cases of TB in the country is 204 per lakh population for the year 2017 as per the last year's Global TB report. However, India ranks 35th in the world in terms of TB cases per lakh population. Over 5 lakh 62 thousand patients were cured of TB last year.
Government set up how many Krishi Vigyan Kendras to double farmers' income by 2022?
• The Government has set up 713 Krishi Vigyan Kendras and 684 Agricultural Technology Management Agencies at the district level in the country for dissemination of technologies among the farming community. This is aimed at meeting the target of doubling the farmers' income by 2022. • An inter-ministerial committee for the purpose has recommended the use of digital technology to transform and modernize agricultural activities. The technologies include Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics and Block Chair Technology.
Air Traffic Flow Management - Central Command Centre was inaugurated in which place?
• Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (I/c) for Civil Aviation inaugurated the Air Traffic Flow Management - Central Command Centre at Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. The C-ATFM system is primarily meant to address the balancing of capacity against the demand to achieve optimum utilization of the major resources viz., airport, airspace and aircraft at every Indian airport where there is a capacity constraint. • The C-ATFM system integrates flight data from various subsystems like ATC Automation System, flight updates and flight update messages. The system also displays weather information along with static information about airports, airspaces and air routes. The system processes the demand and capacity information and provides decision-making tools to the ATFM Flow Manager for collaborative decision making and to ensure regulated flow of traffic at each airport in India.
Who has been sworn-in as Chief Justice of Telangana High Court?
Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan was sworn-in as Chief Justice of Telangana High Court in Hyderabad. Governor ESL Narasimhan administered the oath of office to Justice Chauhan at Raj Bhavan. Justice Chauhan is the second Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court after the bifurcation of the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh High Court last year.
Which state government imparts training to rural women on making bamboo based handicrafts?
To make the state economically rich with bamboo-based products, the state government is imparting training to rural women on making bamboo based handicrafts with new designs and polishing. Some entrepreneurs have also come up with Startup ventures for widespread marketing of handicraft and handloom products. Two engineering graduates Shiba Prasad Ghosh from NIT Warrangle and Shubhajit Chowdhury from NIT Agartala have begun a startup venture, through e-commerce platform, namely, Yongmung Commerce Ltd and their web portal OGOCRAFT.COM.
Which state government decides to provide transportation cost to students?
• In a bid to improve attendance in schools in Odisha, thestate government has decided to provide transportation cost to students whostay more than a kilometre away from their schools. Officials said, only students with an attendance of more than30 per cent will get the transportation allowance. The decision was taken at areview meeting chaired by School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash.
Vaishno Devi shrine is located in which state?
In Jammu and Kashmir, Mata Vaishno Devi shrine will get a dedicated in-house disaster response force by September next year. The shrine board is planning to train 180 employees by September next year to prepare a dedicated disaster response force for the shrine. The shrine board is also planning to set up an emergency operation centre as part of its disaster preparedness. Mata Vaishno Devi shrine is a religious pilgrimage atop the Trikuta hills in Reasi district of Jammu region that attracted 86 lakh pilgrims from across the world last year.