Sarat Chandra IAS Academy

Current Affairs 19th August-2020

Welcome to your Current Affairs 19th August-2020

1) Which is the first neighbouring country with which India has made the ‘Air Bubble’ agreement?

2) With respect to National cancer registry programme report 2020 which of the following statements are true
1. Report is prepared by Indian council of medical research (ICMR) and National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research (NCDIR).
2. Index of cancer preparedness is prepared by economist Intelligent Unit (EIU).

3) India-Canada ‘IMPACTS’ centre focuses on :

4) Swachh Survekshan survey is :
1. Swachh Survekshan (cleanliness survey), is an annual survey of cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation in cities and towns across India.
2. Organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India.
3. EVALUATION OF SWACHH SURVEKSHAN 2020, IS evaluated for each quarter on basis of monthly updation of Swachh Bharat Mission – Urban (SBM –U ), with 25% weightage integrated into the final Swachh Survekshan results for this year.
4. Launched as a part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, which aims to make India clean and free of open defecation by 2 October 2019.

5) Malimath committee deals with –

6) Dhanwantari Rath
1. Brings ayurveda to door steps of Delhi police families
2. Brings financial assistance to door steps of Delhi police families

7) Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge is
1. Is part of the series of proactive, preemptive and graded measures taken by Ministry of Electronics and IT.
2. To realize the ambition of self-reliance and a momentous stride towards “Atmanirbhar Bharat.

8) Which of the following is true with respect to PM-CARES Fund
1. The fund deals deal any kind of emergency or distress situation like posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
.2.The Fund is a public charitable trust, voluntarily given with the Prime Minister as its Chairman. Other Members include Defence Minister, Home Minister and Finance Minister.
3. The Fund enables micro-donations as a result of which a large number of people will be able to contribute with the smallest of denominations

9) Which of the following is true with respect to Prime minister’s National Relief Fund
1. This fund was instituted in 1948 by then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, to assist displaced persons from Pakistan.
2. The fund is currently used primarily to tackle natural calamities like floods, cyclones and earthquakes.
3. The fund consists entirely of public contributions and does not get any budgetary support. It accepts voluntary contributions from Individuals, Organizations, Trusts, Companies and Institutions etc.
4.The fund is recognized as a Trust under the Income Tax Act and the same is managed by the Prime Minister or multiple delegates for national causes.

10) India signs ‘Christchurch Call to Action’ Initiative: which of the following is true with regards to the initiative:
1. Combat extremism and terrorism online and make internet a safe and secure place.
2. The initiave was lanched by United States.

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