Feb. 13, 2019

13 Feb, 2019
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  • Question 1: World Radio Day is observed on..
  • Explanation:World Radio Day is observed every year on the 13th of February to celebrate radio as a forum for information and entertainment, as a bridge of communication for remote communities and its role in empowering people. It is also a day to remember the unique power of radio which touches lives and brings people together from every corner of the globe. The day was proclaimed on 3rd November 2011 by UNESCO's 36th General Conference. The theme of this year's World Radio Day is Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace Broadcasts that provide a platform for dialogue and democratic debate over issues, such as migration or violence against women, can help to raise awareness among listeners and inspire understanding for new perspectives in paving the way for positive action.
  • Question 2: To be procured Naval Utility Helicopters (NUH) will replace...?
  • Explanation: The Defence Ministry has issued expression of interest to shortlist potential Indian strategic partners and foreign original equipment manufacturers for the procurement of 111 Naval Utility Helicopters (NUH). An official statement said yesterday Ninety-five helicopters out of the 111 will be manufactured in India by the selected Indian strategic partner. These choppers will replace the Chetak model and will be utilised for search, rescue and evacuation of casualties by air and torpedo drops.
  • Question 3: Hindi included as third official court language in ...?
  • Explanation: Abu Dhabi has decided to include Hindi as the third official language used in its courts, alongside Arabic and English, as part of a move designed to improve access to justice. The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD) said, it has extended the adoption of interactive forms of statement of claims filed before courts by including Hindi. Our West Asia correspondent reports that an estimated 3.3 million Indian expats live in UAE, and a large number of them are blue collared workers.
  • Question 4: The Asiatic Lion, endemic to Gir landscape of Gujarat, is one of the __ critically endangered species identified by the Ministry for taking up recovery programmes?
  • Explanation: The Centre has launched a dedicated Asiatic Lion Conservation Project with a budgetary contribution of around 98 crore rupees to strengthen the conservation initiatives. Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change approved the project for financial years 2018-2019, 2019- 2020 and 2020-2021.
  • Question 5: Name the Chief Election Commissioner of India?
  • Explanation: Chief Election Commissioner, CEC, Sunil Arora has said despite most political parties having reposed their faith in Electronic Voting Machines, some sections made it part of a motivated slugfest.
  • Question 6: I&B Ministry will organize the first annual conference of Media Units in ...?
  • Explanation: Chaired by I&B Minister Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore, the Conference, aims to give a unique platform to the officers of the Indian Information Service working in different Media Units to converge at an All-India level.
  • Question 7: Reserve Bank has imposed monetary penalty of two million rupees each on___ banks for non-compliance of various Know Your Customer/ Anti-Money Laundering norms?
  • Explanation:RBI has informed that it has imposed monetary penalty of 1.5 Crore rupees each on Allahabad Bank, Bank of Maharashtra and Indian Overseas Bank for non-compliance of norms related to monitoring end use of funds, exchange of information, classification and reporting of frauds and on restructuring of accounts.
  • Question 8: What has been Industrial growth remains in December 2018?
  • Explanation: Industrial output growth remained subdued at 2.4 per cent in December 2018 on account of contraction in the mining segment and poor show by the manufacturing sector. According to the data released by the Central Statistics Office, CSO, Factory output as measured in terms of the Index of Industrial Production had grown by 7.3 per cent in December 2017.
  • Question 9: RBI has forms committee under __ chairmanship to boost digital payments?
  • Explanation:Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has constituted a High-Level Committee on Deepening of Digital Payments to encourage digitisation of payments and enhance financial inclusion. The five-member committee headed by UIDAI’s former Chairman Nandan Nilekani will include RBI’s former Deputy Governor Mr. H.R. Khan and Former Secretary, Ministry of Information Technology, Mrs. Aruna Sharma among others.
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