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1
National Youth Day was recently observed on which of the following dates?
» Explain it
C
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Who: National Youth Day
What: was observed
When: published on 13th January 2018

Lectures and cultural programmes were organised by various organisations and government agencies in the city on Friday as part of ‘National Youth Day’ programme to mark the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

About National Youth Day:

National Youth Day is celebrated in India on 12 January on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. In 1984 the Government of India declared the day as the National Youth Day and since 1985 the event is celebrated in India every year.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/national-youth-day-celebrated/article22433734.ece
2
Name the person who was Atomic scientist professor, passed away recently?
» Explain it
A
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Who: Baldev Raj
What: passed away
When: published on 6th January 2018

Atomic scientist Prof Baldev Raj, 70, has recently passed away while attending a conference in Pune.

Having held several key posts, Raj was serving as the direction, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru, since 2014.

His death was sudden and no immediate confirmation about the cause was available, even as it was clear that he was healthy and fit to travel to attend the conference.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/atomic-scientist-professor-baldev-raj-passes-away/articleshow/62394018.cms
3
Who among the following has recently been appointed as Maritime Board Chairman?
» Explain it
B
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Who: V J Mathew
What: appointed as Maritime Board Chairman
When: published on 11th January 2018

V J Mathew was recently appointed Maritime Board Chairman. The decision in this regard was taken by the Kerala cabinet.

Mathew is the legal consultant of Vizhinjam International container terminal company and Indian Maritime Association Co-President.

Four others have also been appointed as government representatives in the board, which is aimed at developing small and medium ports in the state.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/v-j-mathew-appointed-maritime-board-chairman-118011100665_1.html
4
UN Environment and _________________ have agreed a new, wide-ranging collaboration to accelerate action to curb environmental health risks that cause an estimated 12.6 million deaths a year.
» Explain it
D
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Who: UN Environment and WHO
What: have agreed a new, wide-ranging collaboration to accelerate action to curb environmental health risks that cause an estimated 12.6 million deaths a year
When: published on 10th January 2018

UN Environment and the World Health Organization have agreed a new, wide-ranging collaboration to accelerate action to curb environmental health risks that cause an estimated 12.6 million deaths a year.

Today in Nairobi, Mr. Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment, and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO, signed an agreement to step up joint actions to combat air pollution, climate change and antimicrobial resistance, as well as improve coordination on waste and chemicals management, water quality, and food and nutrition issues. The collaboration also includes joint management of the BreatheLife advocacy campaign to reduce air pollution for multiple climate, environment and health benefits.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/press-release/un-environment-and-world-health-organization-agree-major
5
Which of the following countries has become Nepal’s second internet service provider, breaking India’s monopoly in providing internet access to the Himalayan Kingdom?
» Explain it
B
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Who: China
What: has become Nepal’s second internet service provider, breaking India’s monopoly in providing internet access to the Himalayan Kingdom
When: published on 12th January 2018

China has become Nepal’s second internet service provider, breaking India’s monopoly in providing internet access to the Himalayan Kingdom.

The Hong Kong and Beijing based China Telecom Global (CTG) — a company formed in 2012 — has teamed up with Nepal Telecom to provide alternate cyber-connectivity to Nepal.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/china-breaks-indias-internet-monopoly-in-nepal/article22428763.ece

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