Himachal Pradesh GK Quiz (हिमाचल प्रदेश सामान्य ज्ञान) in Hindi -Part 9

Himachal Pradesh GK Quiz (हिमाचल प्रदेश सामान्य ज्ञान) in Hindi -Part 9

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Q.1. 'शिमला घोषणापत्र' के माध्यम से ब्रिटिश सरकार द्वारा क्या कदम उठाया गया?
(A) अफगानिस्तान के विरुद्ध युद्ध की घोषणा
(B) महाराजा रणजीत सिंह से सन्धि
(C) शिमला में पहले (प्रथम) चर्च की स्थापना
(D) कालका-शिमला रेलवे लाइन बिछाने की शुरुआत

Q.2 किस वायसरॉय ने ब्रिटिश भारत की ग्रीष्मकालीन राजधानी के रूप में शिमला के चयन का इन शब्दों में समर्थन किया था-“यह भारत में एकमात्र ऐसी जगह है जहाँ एक वायसराय स्वयं को दफ्तरी ताम-झाम से मुक्त रख सकता था"?
(A) लॉर्ड कर्जन
(B) लॉर्ड मिंटो
(C) लॉर्ड रीडिंग
(D) लॉर्ड चेम्सफोर्ड

Q.3 काँगड़ा, कुल्लू एवं लाहौल-स्पीति ............ ई. सन् में अंग्रेजों के अधीन हुए।
(A) 1850
(B) 1860
(C) 1846
(D) 1854

Q.4. नाल-देहरा की प्राकृतिक सुषमा से अभिभूत होकर एक ब्रिटिश वायसराय ने अपनी बेटी का नामकरण वहीं कर दिया था। वह था:
(A) लॉर्ड मिन्टो
(B) लॉर्ड कर्जन
(C) लॉर्ड एल्गिन
(D) लॉर्ड डफरिन

Q.5 1815 में हस्ताक्षरित सगौली की संधि का क्या परिणाम हुआ?
(A) जीते गए क्षेत्रों पर गोरखों ने अपना आधिपत्य और दृढ़ किया
(B) प्रभावशाली शक्ति के रूप में अंग्रेजों का उदय
(C) सिखों के प्रभुत्व का अन्त
(D) राजा संसारचंद का सम्राट बन जाना

Q.6 देशी राज्यों के अन्त के सिद्धांत की रचना किस गवर्नर जनरल ने की थी?
(A) लॉर्ड कार्नवालिस
(B) लॉर्ड हार्डिंग
(C) लॉर्ड डलहौजी
(D) लॉर्ड कैनिंग

Q.7 यह किसने कहा “मैं और चीन के राजा दुनिया के आधे लोगों (साम्राज्य) पर राज करते हैं, फिर भी हमें सुबह नाश्ते का समय मिल जाता है।'
(A) लॉर्ड लिटन
(B) लॉर्ड ऑकलैण्ड
(C) लॉर्ड डलहौजी
(D) लॉर्ड एमहर्स्ट

Q.8 कोटखाई को किस वर्ष ब्रिटिश साम्राज्य में मिलाया गया?
(A) 1820 में
(B) 1828 में
(C) 1846 में
(D) 1857 में

Q.9 सन् 1815 की सगौली की संधि पर किन दो पक्षों ने हस्ताक्षर किए थे?
(A) सिख तथा गोरखा
(B) सिख तथा अंग्रेज
(C) गोरखा तथा अंग्रेज
(D) अंग्रेज तथा हिमाचली देशी रियासतें

Q.10 यूरोपीय यात्री मूरक्राफ्ट ने हिमाचल प्रदेश का भ्रमण कब किया था?
(A) 1880-1882
(B) 1855-1856
(C) 1820-1822
(D) 1825-1827

Q.11 निम्नलिखित में से किसको गवर्नर-जनरल लॉर्ड डलहौजी के शासन काल में अपनी देशी रियासत को स्वतंत्र घोषित करने पर सिंगापुर में निर्वासित किया गया था?
(A) वजीर रामसिंह पठानिया
(B) रवीनगढ़ के राणा
(C) शिवानंद रमौल
(D) पण्डित पद्मदेव

Q.12 मण्डी, सुकेत काँगड़ा और स्पीति किस वर्ष अंग्रेजों के अधीन आये?
(A) 1809 ई.
(B) 1830 ई.
(C) 1846 ई.
(D) 1858 ई.

Q.13 1863 में किस ब्रिटिश अधिकारी को प्रथम बार चम्बा राज्य की देखभाल के लिए नियुक्त किया गया था?
(A) मेजर ब्लेयर रीड
(B) कनिंघम
(C) लार्ड लारेंस
(D) लार्ड डलहौजी

Q.14 प्रथम विश्व युद्ध के समय काँगड़ा के किस राजा की सेवाओं से प्रसन्न होकर अंग्रेजों ने उसे 'महाराज' की उपाधि प्रदान की?
(A) जयचंद
(B) गरुण चंद
(C) रत्नचंद
(D) हरिचंद

Q.15 “लार्ड मायो" किस वर्ष पहली बार मण्डी आए?
(A) 1862
(B) 1866
(C) 1871
(D) 1876

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Q.16 हिमाचल में 'इष्ट देवता' .............. का देवता होता है?
(A) व्यक्ति
(B) कुल
(C) कुल
(D) ग्राम

Q.17 मलाणा गाँव के जामलू देवता को अर्पण किया जाता है?
(A) कच्चा नारियल
(B) सफेद ऊनी शॉल
(C) चाँदी से बनी घोड़े की मूर्ति
(D) सोने का छत्र

Q.18 हिमाचल में भक्ति पंथ को आगे बढ़ाने का अग्रदूत कौन रहा है ?
(A) राजा साहिल वर्मन
(B) राजा मारु वर्मन
(C) राजा प्रताप वर्मन
(D) राजा बलभद्र वर्मन

Q.19 हाटकोटी, निचार और सराहन के बीच क्या समानता पाई जाती है?
(A) फलों के बगीचे
(B) चरागाह
(C) देवी की पूजा का स्थान
(D) शिव पूजा का स्थान

Q.20 किसने यह आदेश दिया कि भगवान की मूर्ति के पास रखे एक रुपये और तांबे के 2 सिक्कों को अलग कर हर वर्ष अयोध्या भेजा जाये।
(A) राजा जगत सिंह, कुल्लू
(B) राजा बिशन सिंह, गुलेर
(C) राजा सूरजसेन, मण्डी
(D) राजा ईश्वरसेन, सुकेत

Q.21 हिमाचल प्रदेश के ऊपरी क्षेत्र में किस धर्म के अनुयायियों का बाहुल्य है?
(A) बौद्ध धर्म की महायान शाखा के
(B) हीनयान शाखा के
(C) वज्रयान शाखा के
(D) उपर्युक्त में से कोई नहीं

Q.22 पांडवमहिषी द्रोपदी का अंत्येष्टि स्थल किसे माना है?
(A) जास्कर
(B) टाण्डी
(C) रोहतांग
(D) गोंदला

Q.23 रेणुका थाम इनमें से किससे संबद्ध है?
(A) श्रीकृष्ण
(B) संसारचंद
(C) परशुराम
(D) वशिष्ठ

Q.24 गुरु गोविंद सिंह इनमें से किस स्थान पर कभी नहीं गए ?
(A) मण्डी
(B) धर्मशाला
(C) नैना देवी
(D) पौंटा साहिब

Q.25 हि.प्र. के अधिकतर बौद्ध धर्म की तीसरी शाखा को मानते हैं जो हैं-
(A) महायान
(B) हीनयान
(C) वज्रयान
(D) दृष्टयान

Q.26 हिमाचल प्रदेश में कितने शक्तिपीठ स्थित हैं?
(A) 4
(B) 5
(C) 7
(D) 8

Q.27 हिमाचल प्रदेश के किस स्थान पर भगवान शिव की 81 फुट की प्रतिमा की स्थापना की गई है?
(A) जोगिन्द्र नगर (मण्डी)
(B) कोटला कलान (ऊना)
(C) संगला (किन्नौर)
(D) नूरपुर (काँगड़ा)

Q.28 महान धर्मगुरु पद्मसंभव ने किस शताब्दी में हि.प्र. में बौद्ध धर्म का प्रचार किया था?
(A) ईसा पूर्व तीसरी शताब्दी
(B) ईसा पश्चात् पाँचवीं शताब्दी
(C) ईसा पश्चात् आठवीं शताब्दी
(D) ईसा पश्चात् तीसरी शताब्दी

Q.29 रिन चान सांग पो कौन थे?
(A) एक तिब्बती विद्वान जिन्हें बौद्ध धर्म से सम्बंधित अध्ययन के लिए भारत भेजा गया था
(B) तिब्बत के एक प्रसिद्ध इतिहासकार
(C) तिब्बती शासक जिसने पृथक् तिब्बत राज्य की  स्थापना की थी
(D) एक प्रसिद्ध तिब्बती कवि

Q30. लवी का प्रसिद्ध मेला किस जिले में लगता है?
(क) सिरमौर
(ख) शिमला
(ग) चंबा
(घ) कुल्लू



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  1. ANSWER - अफगानिस्तान के विरुद्ध युद्ध की घोषणा 
  2. ANSWER - लॉर्ड कर्जन
  3. ANSWER - 1846
  4. ANSWER - लॉर्ड कर्जन
  5. ANSWER - प्रभावशाली शक्ति के रूप में अंग्रेजों का उदय 
  6. ANSWER - लॉर्ड डलहौजी
  7. ANSWER - लॉर्ड एमहर्स्ट
  8. ANSWER - 1846 में
  9. ANSWER - गोरखा तथा अंग्रेज
  10. ANSWER - 1820-1822
  11. ANSWER - वजीर रामसिंह पठानिया
  12. ANSWER - 1846 ई
  13. ANSWER - मेजर ब्लेयर रीड
  14. ANSWER - जयचंद
  15. ANSWER – 1871
  16. ANSWER - व्यक्ति
  17. ANSWER - चाँदी से बनी घोड़े की मूर्ति
  18. ANSWER - राजा साहिल वर्मन
  19. ANSWER - देवी की पूजा का स्थान
  20. ANSWER - राजा जगत सिंह, कुल्लू
  21. ANSWER - वज्रयान शाखा के
  22. ANSWER - टाण्डी
  23. ANSWER - परशुराम
  24. ANSWER - धर्मशाला
  25. ANSWER - वज्रयान
  26. ANSWER - 4
  27. ANSWER - कोटला कलान (ऊना)
  28. ANSWER - ईसा पश्चात् आठवीं शताब्दी
  29. ANSWER - एक तिब्बती विद्वान जिन्हें बौद्ध धर्म से सम्बंधित  अध्ययन के लिए भारत भेजा गया था
  30. ANSWER - शिमला
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  4. Block Development Officer
  5. Assistant Registrar
  6. Tehsildar
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    5. Govt sets up panel to prepare SFIO investigation manual

    • Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has sets-up 12-member High-level committee under Injeti Srinivas (Corporate Affairs Secretary) to prepare investigation manual for probe agency Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO).
    • The committee shall be responsible to devise standard operating procedures and methodologies for the investigating officers for carrying out effective investigations in tune with provisions of relevant Acts.
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     National Affairs

    6. Union Govt. approved for the construction of Delhi-Baghpat highway

    • The Union Govt. approved the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to construct the first phase of a new highway at almost 170km.
    • The first phase will connect Akshardham with west Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat (a distance of 32km) by a six-lane highway.
    • The second phase that will connect Baghpat to Dehradun, a distance of almost 140km.
    • The proposed new highway is expected to reduce travel time between Delhi and Dehradun by at least two-and-a-half hours.
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     Arts & Culture

    7. Culture Minister inaugurates an exhibition 'Jallianwala Bagh' in New Delhi

    • Culture  Minister Prahlad Singh Patel has inaugurated an exhibition titled 'Jallianwala Bagh' in New Delhi on 130th Foundation Day of National Archives of India (NAI),
    • The exhibition is an endeavour to commemorate the centenary of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre covering a period from 1915 to 1950.
    • The present exhibition is primarily presented with the help of original and digital copies of archival documents relating to the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.
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     Obituaries

    8. Swedish actor Max von Sydow passes away

    • Swedish actor Max Von Sydow (90-years) passed away.
    • Actor Max Von Sydow, who appeared in films and TV series including The Exorcist, Flash Gordon and Game of Thrones was the most famous silver screen star.
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     Books & Authors

    9. Naveen Patnaik released a comic book on Biju Patnaik

    • Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik launched 'The Adventures of the Daredevil Democrat’ which is a comic book on legendary chief and his father Biju Patnaik.
    • The book is prepared by Kalinga Basis Belief and printed by New Delhi-based the Inventive Workshop.
    • It consists of Biju’s childhood, his bicycle journey from Cuttack to Peshawar, his daredevilry as a pilot, his Kashmir mission function, his contribution for contemporary Odisha and Indian politics.
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     Defense

    10. Nupur Kulshrestha becomes Indian Coast Guard's first woman DIG

    • Nupur Kulshrestha becomes the first woman to be promoted as DIG of Indian Coast Guard.
    • She joined the services in 1999
    • The Indian Coast Guard is a multi-mission organization, conducting round-the-year real-life operations at sea and works in close coordination with the Indian Navy, the Department of Fisheries, the Department of Revenue (Customs) and the Central and State police forces.
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    10 March 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

    10 March 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

    1. CISF celebrated 51st raising day on 10th March

    • Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) celebrated the 51st raising day on 10 March.
    • The day was celebrated by CISF personnel and their families.
    • On this day, the CISF was set up under an Act of the Parliament of India with a strength of 2,800 forces in 1969.
    • CISF was subsequently made an armed force of the Republic of India by another Act of Parliament passed on 15 June 1983.
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     Honours & Awards

    2. Telangana’s VC ‘Praveen Rao’ wins Swaminathan Award

    • Telangana Agricultural University Vice-Chancellor V Praveen Rao has won the Dr MS Swaminathan Award (7th) for the period 2017-2019.
    • The award recognised his contributions in the fields of agricultural research, teaching, extension and administration.
    • This biennial national award was constituted by Retired ICAR Employees Association (RICAREA) and Nuziveedu Seeds Limited (NSL).
    • It carries a prize of Rs. 2 lakh and a citation.
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     Sports

    3. Mahim Verma to resign from BCCI VP

    • Mahim Verma will resign from the vice-president post of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
    • Earlier, Mr.  Verma elected as the Uttarakhand Cricket Association (UCA) secretary.
    • Mr. Verma was appointed as the BCCI's vice-president on October 23 last year.
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     National & International Appointments

    4. Ashraf Ghani appointed as the president of Afghanistan

    • Ashraf Ghani was sworn in as the president of Afghanistan for a second term defeating his rival Abdullah.
    • The oath-taking ceremony of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was attended by hundreds of people, including visiting foreign dignitaries, diplomats and senior political figures.
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     Science & Technology

    5. NASA announced the name of the 5th Mars (red planet) rover as Perseveran

    • NASA's next Mars rover is named ‘Perseverance’.
    • It is a six-wheeled robotic explorer and will blast off this summer to collect Martian samples for eventual return to Earth.
    • The rover is undergoing final preparations at NASA's Kennedy Space Centre.
    • The nameplate will be on the rover's robot arm and serve as a protective rock guard.
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     International Affairs

    6. India remains second-largest arms importer in 2019

    • India remained the world’s second largest arms importer during the period 2015-19, with Russia being the largest supplier.
    • Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest importer of arms.
    • Pakistan was ranked at 11th position in arms imports in the world over as per the latest report
    • SIPRI stands for Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
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     Schemes

    7. Poshan Abhiyan in Kerela remodelled under Sampushta Kerlam

    • The PM’s overreaching scheme for holistic nourishment, Poshan Abhiyaan is a multi-ministerial convergence mission to address malnutrition with a targeted approach by 2022.
    • Under this scheme various activities are being organised in Kerala and are remodelled under the banner "Sambushta Kerlam".
    • It is a central sponsored scheme and is implemented by Ministry of health and family welfare, ministry of rural development and ministry of women and child development.
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     National Affairs

    8. Government sets up a committee on Kisan Rail

    • Union Government set up a committee comprising of representatives of Agriculture and Railway Ministries for the implementation of Kisan Rail.
    • Kisan Rail was proposed in the Union Budget 2020 to transfer perishables and doubling the farmers income by 2022 through public-private partnership (PPP) arrangements.
    • The committee will also investigate cold supply chain for perishables by starting the express and freight trains with refrigerated coaches.
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     National Affairs

    9. Gujarat tops in domestic solar rooftop installation

    • Gujarat has topped the list in the installations of solar rooftop plants across the country with about 50,915 systems being fixed on domestic rooftops in the State to achieve renewable power generation goals.
    • Gujarat has adopted Surya Gujarat scheme for the implementation of the rooftop installation.
    • Maharashtra stands on the second position with 5,513 installations as on the same date.
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    09 March 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

    09 March 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

    1. Moody’s cuts G-20 growth outlook to 2.1%

    • According to Moody’s Investors Service, G-20 countries are expected to grow by 2.1 per cent in 2020.
    • The global credit rating agency is expecting these shocks to materially slow economic activity, particularly in the first half of this year.
    • The G-20 grouping includes advanced economies such as the US, Euro area, Japan, Germany and the UK, and emerging economies such as China, India, Brazil, Russia and Mexico.
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     Obituaries

    2. Senior Congress leader Hans Raj Bhardwaj passes away

    • Former Law Minister and senior Congress leader Hans Raj Bhardwaj (83-years) passed away at the Max Hospital, Saket, New Delhi.
    • Hans Raj Bhardwaj was born in Garhi Sampla village in Rohtak district of Haryana.
    • He was a Rajya Sabha member for five terms from April 1982 to June 2009.
    • He was appointed the governor of Karnataka in 2009.
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     State Affairs

    3. Tamil Nadu tops in Poshan Abhiyan's participants list

    • The Union Government is implementing the flagship programme Poshan Abhiyan for improving the nutritional status of Indian citizens.
    • It helps children, adolescents, pregnant women and lactating mothers by leveraging technology, a targeted approach and convergence.
    • The Integrated Child Development Scheme has been in force for long in the southern state that has got rejuvenated with the Centre’s Poshan Abhiyaan mission.
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     National Affairs

    4. Sanitary pad disposal bags to be made mandatory from Jan 2021

    • According to Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, The Union Government has decided to make sanitary napkin disposal bags mandatory from January 2021.
    • He said cleanliness norms in force in municipal areas will now be applicable to villages having a population of more than 3,000.
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     National Affairs

    5. Paytm & Hyderabad Metro tie up for QR-based tickets

    • Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd in partnership with Paytm has launched a QR-code-based metro ticketing system at Rasoolpura metro station Hyderabad, Telangana.
    • The new service will enable commuters to travel seamlessly and avoid queues to buy tokens at the metro stations.
    • The feature will help over 14 lakh smartcard holders using the metro service.
    • The company plans to extend the service to metro-feeder buses to ensure last-mile connectivity in the city.
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     International Affairs

    6. India admitted as fifth observer to Indian Ocean Commission

    • India was admitted to the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) as an observer country(fifth observer).
    • The other four observers China, Malta, European Union and International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF).
    • The member states are known to be erstwhile French colonies or partly British, partly French colonies.
    • The IOC was created in 1982 at Port Louis, Mauritius, and later institutionalised in 1984.
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     Sports

    7. Indian runner Prachi provisionally suspended

    • Indian runner Prachi ( (400m) has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for the presence of a steroid Oxandrolone, the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA).
    • As per the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) and NADA list, Oxandrolone is a prohibited substance, which is a non-specified substance-Anabolic Androgenic Steroid.
    • She waved off her right for B sample analysis and hence her case has been forwarded to the Anti Doping Disciplinary Panel for adjudication.
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     Sports

    8. First ever Khelo India Winter Games begin at Gulmarg in Kashmir

    • Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiuju inaugurated the five-day Khelo India Winter games at famous tourist destination Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir.
    • During the event, the competitions in the sports disciplines like snow skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ski mountaineering and snow baseball would be held.
    • The GoI will establish a Sports Training Academy at Gulmarg at the level of International Standards for the promotion of sports tourism.
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     National Affairs

    9. Ranchi University launches its own Community Radio Station

    • Ranchi University has launched its own Community Radio Station 'RADIO KHANCHI 90.4 FM' Aap Sabka Radio.
    • Governor cum Chancellor Draupadi Murmu has inaugurated the RADIO KHANCHI of Ranchi University.
    • Students will be able to receive information about academic, cultural, examination, important datelines and placement related activities and programs.
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     Science & Technology

    10. Indian Coast Guards conducts SAREX-2020 in Goa

    • The final exercise of the National level Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX-2020) was conducted by the Indian Coast Guard in the sea at Vasco, South Goa district.
    • The exercise was carried out and rehearsals for SAREX were conducted on 4th March this year.
    • It was observed by observers from 19 countries.
    • ICG conducts this exercise biennially under the aegis of National Maritime Search and Rescue Board (NMSARB) since 2003.
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     National Affairs

    11. MSDE launches Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship programme in Bengaluru

    • The Union Minister Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey has launched the Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship programme in the Indian Institute of Management in Bengaluru.
    • The Fellowship is launched as part of the SANKALP programme of the ministry to provide skilled manpower for District Skill Committees to prepare the District Skill Development plan. 
    • Now, IIMB will train 75 graduates for two years in preparing the District skill plan considering the skill gaps.


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    08 March 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

    08 March 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

    1. Australia beat India to win ICC Women's T20 World Cup for record fifth time

    • Australia (Defending champions) have won the ICC Women's T20 World Cup for record fifth time, outclassing India by 85 runs in the summit clash at Melbourne.
    • Australia posted 184 at the loss of four wickets.
    • India team were bundled out for 99 in 19.1 overs.
    Note:
    • The ICC Women's T20 World Cup is the biennial international championship for women's Twenty20 International cricket.
    • The event is organised by the sport's governing body, the International Cricket Council.
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     Obituaries

    2. DMK Gen Sec K. Anbazhagan passes away

    • The DMK General Secretary K. Anbazhagan (97-years) passed away due to age-related problems.
    • The prominent ideologist of the DMK, Anbazghagan has been the Dravidian party General Secretary since 1977.
    • He has been elected to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly nine times and has been a cabinet minister in the Karunanidhi-led Government holding key portfolios like education and finance.
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     Important Dates

    3. 8th March: International Women's Day

    • International Women's Day (IWD) is being celebrated every year on 8th March to highlight the achievements of women while calling for greater equality.
    • It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political.
    • The UN Women’s theme for 2020 is “I am Generation Equality:Realizing Women’s Rights".
    • Women's Day was first observed on 28th February 1909 in New York, USA.
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     Honours & Awards

    4. President of India Confers Nari Shakti Puraskar for 2019

    • President Ram Nath Kovind presented the Nari Shakti Puraskar 2019 at a ceremony held in Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.
    • Nari Shakti Puraskar is the highest civilian honour for women in India.
    • The awards were conferred 15 eminent women in recognition of their efforts in rendering distinguished services towards the emancipation of women.
    • They are from fields as diverse as agriculture, sports, handicrafts, afforestation, wildlife conservation, Armed Forces and education.
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     National Affairs

    5. Govt. invites bids for sale of its entire 52.98% stake in BP

    • The Union Government has invited bids for the sale of its entire 52.98% stake in the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited.
    • The GoI is proposing strategic disinvestment of its entire shareholding in BPCL comprising 114.91 crore equity shares
    • It constitutes 52.98% of BPCL's equity share capital, along with transfer of management control, to a strategic buyer (except BPCL's equity shareholding of 61.65% in Numaligarh Refinery Limited).
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     Honours & Awards

    6. IIFA Awards postponed amid Coronavirus outbreak

    • The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards (21st edition) has been postponed in light of the coronavirus scare.
    • IIFA was scheduled to be held from 27 to 29th March at Indore and Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh.
    • A fresh date and plan for hosting IIFA in the state will be announced at the earliest.
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     Sports

    7. Former India opener Wasim Jaffer announces his retirement

    • Former India opener Wasim Jaffer (42-years) announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in Mumbai.
    • Jaffer had amassed a mountain of runs in a glorious first-class career that spanned almost a quarter-century.
    • He also has the highest number of first-class hundreds to his name.
    • Internationally, Jaffer played 31 Tests, scoring 1,944 runs at an average of 34.11. Besides five tons, he has 11 fifties in the highest format of the game, with 212 being his best.
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     Sports

    8. Pooja Rani & Vikas Krishan qualify for Tokyo Olympics

    • Asian champion Pooja Rani (in the 75kg category) and Vikas Krishan (in 69kg category) became the first set of Indian boxers to qualify for Tokyo Olympics 2020.
    • Both boxers advanced to the semi-finals of the continental qualifiers at Amman in Jordan.
    • Rani secured her maiden Olympic spot while Krishan will be making his third successive appearance at the quadrennial showpiece.
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     Sports

    9. Kieron Pollard becomes first player to play 500 T20s

    • West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard became the first player in the history of T20 cricket to feature in 500 matches.
    • Dwayne Bravo is second in the list with 453 matches under his belt so far.
    • Chris Gayle is at the third spot in the list as he has featured in 404 T20 matches.
    • The jersey had the all-rounder's name at the back along with the number 500.
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     Summits & Conferences

    10. Sri Lanka to host 5th BIMSTEC Summit in September

    • Sri Lanka will host the next Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) summit (5th edition) in early September this year.
    • The summit will be preceded by the 17th Ministerial Meeting and 21st Senior Officials Meeting by the end of 2020.
    • Sri Lanka is the Chair of BIMSTEC between 2018 & 2020 and it will hand over the chairmanship to Thailand by the end of 2020.
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