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India ranked 5th in pictorial warnings on cigarette packets: Canadian Cancer SocietyKey Highlights:
On October 2, 2018, according to a report released by the Canadian Cancer Society named Cigarette Package Health Warnings: International Status Report 2018, India ranked 5th among 206 countries.
This was released in Geneva at the 8th session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
India shared the rank with Thailanad and Hongkong, covering 85% of both sides of the packet.
Other countries in the top five are: Timor-Leste with 92.5 per cent on front and back coverage, Nepal (90%) ranking 2nd and Vanuatu (90%) tied for second ranking and New Zealand ranking 4th in the list with 87.5 per cent.
In the previous 2016 report, Nepal and Vanuatu were first and second and India had ranked 3rd.
118 countries and territories now require pictorial health warnings on cigarette packages, up from 100 in 2016.
There are now 55 countries/jurisdictions that require at least 65 per cent (on average) of the package, front and back, be covered with warning.
The report supports the implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which was ratified by 181 countries.
BCCI covered under RTI Act, rules Central Information CommissionKey Highlights:
On 1st October 2018, Central Information Commission ruled that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is covered under the RTI Act and is answerable to the people of India.
Central Information Commission has ruled that the status, nature and functional characteristics of BCCI fulfil necessary conditions to be covered under the RTI (Right to Information) Act.
This move has been made following the orders of Supreme Court, Law Commission of India report and submissions of Central Public Information Officer in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu has directed the President, Secretary and Committee of Administrators to designate officers as central public information officers, central assistant public information officers and first appellate authorities as per the RTI law.
He also directed BCCI to implement online and offline mechanisms to receive applications for information under the RTI Act within 15 days.
Mahatma Gandhi to be posthumously awarded the US Congressional Gold MedalKey Highlights:
US lawmakers have moved a resolution in the US House of Representatives to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to Mahatma Gandhi for his contribution towards promotion of peace and non-violence.
Out of the 6 US lawmakers, four were Indian Americans. The resolution (H R 6916) was introduced in the US House of Representatives by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney from New York on 23rd September 2018.
The resolution is co-sponsored by four Indian American lawmakers Ami Bera, Raja Krishnamoorthi, Ro Khanna and Pramila Jayapal.
Tulsi Gabbard is the current co-chair of the House Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans and also one of the co-sponsors of the resolution.
The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian honour given by the US Congress. Very few foreigners have received this award.
Haryana’s Maharashi Dayanand University declared cleanest Government university by HRD MinistryKey Highlights:
On 30th September 2018, Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar announced the “Swachh Campus rankings” under various categories.
Cleanest Government universities are Maharashi Dayanand University (Haryana), Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar (Punjab), Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) (New Delhi), Algappa University in Karaikudi (Tamil Nadu), Acharya Nagarjuna University in Guntur (Andhra Pradesh).
India-born Harvard professor Gita Gopinath was appointed the chief economist of IMFKey Highlights:
On October 1, 2018, International Monetary fund appointed Gita Gopinath as its chief economist She succeeded Maurice (Maury) Obstfeld.
She is currently working as John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University.
She is co-editor of the American Economic Review and co-director of the International Finance and Macroeconomics Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).
She received her Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University in 2001 after earning a B.A. from the University of Delhi and M.A degrees from both the Delhi School of Economics and University of Washington.
Q1. Which of the following has become the India’s first state to give legal protection to good samaritans?
Q2. Who will lead India at the 2018 Asian Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy in Muscat?
A. Manpreet Singh
B. Rupinder Pal Singh
D. Harendra Singh
Q3. Sanya Richards-Ross, who will be event ambassador for the Airtel Delhi half marathon, is from which country?
B. United States
Q4. Dr. Evan Atar Adaha, who is the official winner of the 2018 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award, is from which country?
B. South SudSudan
Q5. Jasdev Singh, who passed away recently, was associated with Doordarshan for 48 years as?
A. Legal Expert
B. Marketing Advisor
C. Content Manaager
D. Hindi Commentator
Q6. Recently, Arun Kumar was appointed as new Director-General of Railway Protection Force (RPF). Which of the following is the Motto of RPF?
A. Duty Unto Death
B. Service and Loyalty
C. Bahujana Hitaya Bahujana Sukhaya
D. Service, Security and Brotherhood
Q7. Which city has launched India’s first Flood Forecasting and Early Warning System (FFEWS)?
Q8. Which alcohol control initiative has been launched by the World Health Organization (WHO), recently?
Q9. The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to James P Allison and Tasuku Honjo for their discovery of which cancer therapy?
Q10. What is the India’s GDP growth forecast for 2018, according to UNCTAD’s latest report “Trade and Development Report”?
Q11. The nation celebrates the 114th birth anniversary of India’s second Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on October 2. Shastri coined the slogan
A. Satyameva Jayathe
B. Aaram Haram Hai
C. Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas
D. Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan
Q12. According to RBI,India’s external debt declined by how much percent at end June 2018?
Q13. Which application tops UPI payments with over 33% market share?
Q14. Who was appointed as special representative of young people by UNICEF?
A. Ajay Singh
B. Preeti Sharan
C. Dilip Shenoy
D. Ravi Venkatesan
Q15. Who was appointed as Chief Economist by IMF?
A. Sanjay Bhattarcharya
B. Gita Gopinath
C. Jayant Mathew
D. Ajay Tyagi
Q16. Who was elected as the president of the prestigious Indian Newspaper Society?
A. Jayant Mammen Mathew
B. Gita Saran
C. Chuck Robbins
D. Bimal Jalan
Q17. Who was appointed as first chief of National Financial Reporting Authority(NFRA)?
A. Anil Khosla
B. Ajit Mohan
C. Abhirup Bhattarcharya
D. Rangachari Sridharan
Q18. Who were awarded the Noble Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their pioneering work in the fight against cancer?
A. James P Allison
B. Tasuko Honjo
C. Both a and b
D. Paul Rhymes
Q19. What is the theme of this year’s International Day of Older Persons ?
A. Human and Ageism
B. Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions
C. Stepping into the Future
D. Take a stand against Ageism
Q20. Three-day conclave Kalahandi Dialogue was held in which state?
D. Uttar Pradesh
Q21. United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres arrived in New Delhi on his maiden visit to India as the head of the world body that coincides with the commencement of events marking which birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi?
Q22. Who will head the committee to examine modalities for revenue mobilisation in case of natural calamities and disasters?
A. Smriti Irani
B. Bimal Jalan
C. Sushil Modi
D. Bibek Debroy
Q23. Union Health Minister JP Nadda has said that 1.5 lakh primary health centres(PHCs) and sub-centres will be converted into wellness centres by which year?
Q24. Which state government unanimously passed a resolution to declare cow the “Rashtra Mata” or the mother of the nation?
B. Uttar Pradesh
Q25. RBI will inject how much amount into the system through purchase of government bonds in October to meet the festival season demand for funds?
A. 36000 cr
B. 30000 cr
C. 25000 cr
D. 20000 cr
Q26. With which country,India signed 17 agreements to boost connectivity and set an annual bilateral trade target of $1 billion?
Q27. Where is the HQ of Indian Newspaper Society?
C. New Delhi
Q28. Where is the HQ of International Monetary Fund?
C. Washington DC
D. New York
Q29. Which of the following has become the first stock exchange in India to launch the commodity derivative contracts in gold and silver?
A. National Stock Exchange
B. Bombay Stock Exchange
C. OTC Exchange of India
D. Calcutta Stock Exchange
Q30. Canada and the U.S. along with Mexico have agreed on a new free trade pact known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. It will replace?
A. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
B. North American Free Trade Agreement
C. Transatlantic Free Trade Area
D. United States–Colombia Free Trade Agreement