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Current Affairs Quiz , 22 Mar 2019
- March 24, 2019
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- Category: Quizes
1. Which of the following organisations launched a podcast app ‘Shiksha Vani’ to disseminate information to students and parents in a timely manner?
- NITI Aayog
- The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) launched a podcast app ‘Shiksha Vani’ to disseminate crucial information to students and parents in a timely manner.
- The board also mentioned that its first episode, on the evaluation process of Class 10 and 12 board examinations, has been released on the platform. As the examinations proceed, the episode helps students understand how their completed papers will be evaluated.
2. The first ever high-level dialogue on Indo-Pacific Cooperation has recently been held in
- New Delhi
- Vice President Jusuf Kalla officially inaugurated the High-Level Dialogue on Indo-Pacific Cooperation (HLD-IPC) in Jakarta.
- At the inauguration, the Vice President emphasized the importance of Indo-Pacific region as the home to 3/5 global population with the total GNP of almost US$52 trillion, making stability and inclusive cooperation the determining factors for regional economic growth and welfare.
3. World Water Day 2019 with the theme ‘Leaving no one behind’ has been celebrated on
- July 14th
- March 22nd
- October 13th
- February 28th
- The theme for World Water Day 2019 celebrated on 22nd March is ‘Leaving no one behind,’ which is the central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: as sustainable development progresses, everyone must benefit.
- Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) aims to ensure availability and sustainable management of water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind.
4. International Day of Forests is celebrated annually on
- March 15th
- November 25th
- April 10th
- March 21st
- Every 21st March the United Nations raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. This year the International Day of Forests promotes education to Learn to Love Forests.
- It underscores the importance of education at all levels in achieving sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation. Healthy forests mean healthy, resilient communities and prosperous economies.
5. Who among the following was recently honoured with the Vyas Samman 2018 by the KK Birla Foundation?
- Leeladhar Jagudi
- Krishna Sobti
- Ramachandra Guha
- Kashinath Singh
- Hindi writer Leeladhar Jagudi will be honoured with the Vyas Samman 2018 by the KK Birla Foundation for his collection of poems “Jitne Log Utne Prem”.
- The Vyas Samman, started in 1991 is given to an “outstanding literary work” in Hindi authored by an Indian citizen which has been published in the last decade. The award carries an amount of ₹4 lakh.