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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19 MAY 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19 MAY 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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  1. SURESH PRABHU LAUNCHED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MASCOT ‘IP NANI’
i. Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu has launched the Intellectual Property  mascot ‘IP Nani’.
ii. The mascot was launched during a conference on the National Intellectual Property Rights Policy in New Delhi.
iii. The first and foremost objective of the Policy is “IPR Awareness: Outreach and Promotion”, aimed at raising awareness on IPR for school children to nurture creativity and the ability to innovate from a very young age.

  1. HIMACHAL GOVT SANCTIONS RS 25 CR FOR RENOVATING BANTONY CASTLE
i. The Himachal Pradesh government will spend 25 crore rupees on renovating and developing the historic British Raj 'Bantony Castle Estate as a major tourist attraction.
ii. The Bantony Castle, owned by a business family and housing the state police headquarters, was acquired by the government for over 27 crores two years ago.

  1. CYCLONE SAGAR: IMD ISSUES ADVISORY TO 5 STATES, 1 UT
i. Indian Meteorological Department  has issued an advisory to Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and the Lakshadweep archipelago over cyclonic storm ‘SAGAR’.


  1. UNION ENVIRONMENT MINISTRY LAUNCHES GREEN SKILL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
i. The Union Environment Ministry launched the Green Skill Development Programme  with an aim to train over 5.5 lakh workers in environment and forest sectors in the country.
ii. Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan also launched a related mobile app ‘GSDP-ENVIS’ to boost employability and entrepreneurship of the youth in the country.

  1. SCO CULTURAL MINISTERS’ MEETING HELD IN SANYA, CHINA
i. The Minister of State for Culture, Dr Mahesh Sharma led the Indian delegation to the 15th Meeting of the Cultural Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Member States held in Sanya, China.
ii.India participated for the first time at the Meeting of  Cultural Ministers of the SCO.
ii. India became a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in June 2017 during the SCO Heads of State Summit in Astana, Kazakhstan.

  1. GUATEMALA BECOMES SECOND COUNTRY TO OPEN JERUSALEM EMBASSY
i. Guatemala has opened an embassy in Jerusalem two days after the U.S. moved its embassy to the contested capital city.
ii. Israeli troops opened fire on Palestinian protesters after President Trump’s pledge to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was fulfilled, taking tensions between Israel and Palestine to boiling point.

  1. MOS EXTERNAL AFFAIRS GENERAL VK SINGH VISITS NORTH KOREA
i. Minister of State for External Affairs General VK Singh visits North Korea, the first high-level visit from India in 20 years.
ii. General VK Singh held talks with his North Korean counterpart and a host of other leaders.

  1. 1ST PARA-NATIONAL GAMES TO BE HELD UNDER KHELO INDIA SCHEME
i. The inaugural National Para Games, on the lines of National Games for able-bodied athletes, will be held under the Khelo India Scheme in June-July 2018 in Bengaluru.
ii. The Games will be held for the age group of 16 to 40 (men and women) in 10 disciplines viz. para athletics, badminton, chess, blind judo, para powerlifting, shooting para-sport, para-swimming, table tennis, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. THE HIMACHAL PRADESH GOVERNMENT HAD ANNOUNCED TO SANCTION THE AMOUNT OF ____________ ON RENOVATING AND DEVELOPING THE HISTORIC BRITISH RAJ 'BANTONY CASTLE ESTATE AS A MAJOR TOURIST ATTRACTION.
(a) 50 crore rupees
(b) 25 crore rupees
(c) 10 crore rupees
(d) 159 crore rupees
Q2. UNION MINISTER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY SURESH PRABHU HAS LAUNCHED THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP) MASCOT NAMED ____________.
(a) IP Nani
(b) IP Dadi
(c) IP Suraksha
(d) IP Gappi
Q3. THE UNION ENVIRONMENT MINISTRY LAUNCHED THE GSDP WITH AN AIM TO TRAIN OVER 5.5 LAKH WORKERS IN ENVIRONMENT AND FOREST SECTORS IN THE COUNTRY. GSDP STANDS FOR ______________.
(a) Green Skill Deployment Programme
(b) Green Skill Designeted Programme
(c) Green Skill Designed Programme
(d) Green Skill Development Programme
Q4. THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR CULTURE, DR MAHESH SHARMA LED THE INDIAN DELEGATION TO THE 15TH MEETING OF THE CULTURAL MINISTERS OF THE SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANIZATION (SCO) MEMBER STATES HELD RECENTLY IN ___________.
(a) Beijing, China
(b) Shanghai, China
(c) Sanya, China
(d) New Delhi, India

ANSWERS:
1-b      2-a      3-c      4-c

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