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Current Affairs Quiz , 21 Jan 2020
- January 23, 2020
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Quizes
1) India launched the Pulse Polio Programme in the year
• The WHO on February 24, 2012, removed India from the list of countries with active endemic wild polio virus transmission.
• India launched the Pulse Polio immunisation programme in 1995, after a resolution for a global initiative of polio eradication was adopted by the World Health Assembly (WHA) in 1988.
• January 18 marked the beginning of this year’s Pulse Polio Programme. The Union health ministry has launched the campaign to check the disease that affects children at a young age.
2) UAE has been declared ‘reciprocating territory’ by India. Reciprocating territory implies
a) Orders passed by courts in reciprocating territory can be implemented in India
b) Making reciprocating laws for the convenience of each other’s diaspora.
c) Defending each other’s territory in case of a foreign attack
d) None of the above
• Last week, the Ministry of Law and Justice issued an Extraordinary Gazette Notification, declaring the United Arab Emirates to be a “reciprocating territory” under Section 44A of the Civil Procedure Code, 1908.
• “Reciprocating territory” means any country or territory outside India which the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, declare to be a reciprocating territory; and “superior Courts”, with reference to any such territory, means such Courts as may be specified in the said notification.”
3) Global Social Mobility Report released for the first time by World Economic Forum (WEF) ranks India in the position of
• World Economic Forum has come out with its first-ever Global Social Mobility Report.
• The report has ranked India a lowly 76 out of the 82 countries profiled.
4) Xenobots, recently seen in news, are
a) Robots that can mimic humans
b) Humans whose organs are replaced with machines
c) robots built from the cells of the African clawed frog
d) None of the above
• Named xenobots after the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) from which they take their stem cells, the machines are less than a millimeter (0.04 inches) wide — small enough to travel inside human bodies. They can walk and swim, survive for weeks without food, and work together in groups.
5) Youth Co:Lab, recently seen in news, is a unique initiative of
a) NITI Aayog
b) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
c) Both (a) and (b)
d) Neither (a) nor (b)
• Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) NITI Aayog and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hosts it.