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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 23 MAR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 23 MAR 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      WORLD METEORLOGICAL DAY: 23 MARCH
 World Meteorological Day  is observed on march 23 commemorating the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization .
The day showcases the essential contribution of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services to the safety and well-being of society.
The theme of World Meteorlogical Day in 2018 is “Weather-ready, climate-smart”.

2.      INTERNATIONAL TB DAY: 24 MARCH
World Tuberculosis Day observed on 24 March each year is designed to build public awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis  and efforts to eliminate the disease.
In 2012, 8.6 million people fell ill with TB, and 1.3 million died from the disease, mostly in the Third World.
World TB Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization
The theme for the year `2018 is ‘Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world’.


3.      PUNJAB OBSERVES MARTYRDOM DAY AS YOUTH EMPOWERMENT DAY
The Punjab government has observed March 23, the death anniversary of freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru, as Youth Empowerment Day.
The Punjab government is also going to request Prime Minister Narendra Modi to commemorate the date as ‘Youth Empowerment Day’ at the national level also.

4.      GOVT DECIDES TO DECLARE 2018 AS NATIONAL YEAR OF MILLETS
The government has decided to declare 2018 as ‘National Year of Millets to boost the cultivation of millets like ragi and jowar on a mission mode to achieve nutritional security.
The decision is taken to promoted millet cultivation as it  has declined due to change in dietary habits and unavailability of millets.

5.      ‘FIRST INDIAN SIGN LANGUAGE DICTIONARY OF 3000 WORDS’ LAUNCHED
“First Indian Sign Language Dictionary of 3000 words” was launched by Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment.
The dictionary has been developed by Indian Sign Language Research & Training Centre  under Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities .

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. WORLD METEOROLOGICAL DAY COMMEMORATES THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION (WMO). WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION WAS ESTABLISHED IN WHICH YEAR?
A. 1946
B. 1948
C. 1956
D. 1950
E. 1962
Q2. RECENTLY ON WHICH DATE WORLD TUBERCULOSIS DAY WAS OBSERVED?
A. 22 March
B. 24 March
C. 20 March
D. 19 March
E. 23 March
Q3. WHICH STATE GOVERNMENT HAS OBSERVED MARTYRDOM DAY OF RAJGURU, BHAGAT SINGH, AND SUKHDEV AS ‘YOUTH EMPOWERMENT DAY’?
A. Rajasthan
B. Madhya Pradesh
C. Punjab
D. Uttar Pradesh
E. Uttrakhand
Q4. THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT HAS DECIDED TO DECLARE 2018 AS NATIONAL YEAR OF WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING COMMODITIES?
A. Pulses
B. Wheat
C. Rice
D. Maize
E. Millets

ANSWERS
1-D      2-B      3-C      4-E

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