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Which of the following countries has recently decided to impose a ban ads for unhealthy sugary drinks?
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Who: Singapore
What: will ban ads for sugary drinks in bid to tackle diabetes
When: published on 10th October 2019

Singapore will become the first country in the world to ban ads for the most unhealthy sugary drinks in its latest move to combat rising diabetes rates, the health ministry said.

Products deemed “less healthy” must now display labels grading their nutritional and sugar content, with those considered to be most unhealthy banned from appearing in ads across all media platforms, including broadcast, print and online channels.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/3032321/singapore-will-ban-ads-sugary-drinks-bid-tackle-diabetes
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Which of the following state government has recently launched health scheme YSR Kanti Velugu on World Sight Day?
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Who: Andhra government
What: to launch health scheme YSR Kanti Velugu on World Sight Day
When: published on 9th October 2019

The Andhra Pradesh government is launching a health scheme, 'YSR Kanti Velugu', on World Sight Day on Thursday to provide comprehensive eye care and rectify vision defects among the State's over five crore population.

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will formally launch the scheme in Anantapuramu.

Under the scheme, the government will bear the entire cost from preliminary eye check-up to surgeries wherever required for the entire 5.40 crore population, a release from the Chief Ministers Office here said.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/andhra-pradesh/2019/oct/09/andhra-government-to-launch-health-scheme-ysr-kanti-velugu-on-world-sight-day-2045206.html
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Scientists from which of the following countries has recently discovered plastic eating bacteria?
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Who: Indian scientists
What: discover plastic-eating bacteria
When: published on 10th October 2019

Researchers have discovered two strains of 'plastic-eating' bacteria from the wetlands of Greater Noida, an advance that may lead to eco-friendly alternative clean-up methods for plastic waste worldwide. The bacterial strains discovered by researchers at Shiv Nadar University in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, have the potential to decompose polystyrene -- a key component in Single-Use Plastic (SUP) items such as disposable cups, cutlery, toys, packaging materials etc.

The bacterial species namely Exiguobacterium sibiricum strain DR11 and Exiguobacterium undae strain DR14 were isolated from the wetlands adjoining the university. Polystyrene is quite resistant to degradation due to its high molecular weight and long chain polymer structure. This is the reason for their persistence in the environment, according to the study published in the journal Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Advances. The exponential production and consumption of polystyrene in various sectors has presented a great environment risk and raised the problem of waste management, the researchers noted.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://in.news.yahoo.com/indian-scientists-discover-plastic-eating-140439900.html
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The 2019 World Mental Health Day was recently observed on which of the following dates?
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Who: The 2019 World Mental Health Day
What: was observed on 10 October 2019

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World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.

The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.

World mental health day theme for 2019 is suicide prevention. The main objective behind making suicide prevention the key focus this year is to attract the government’s attention to the issue so that it is given priority in public agendas across the world.
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Which of the following IITs has recently developed drones enabled with AI for disaster management service?
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Who: IIT-Madras students
What: develop drones enabled with AI for disaster management service
When: published on 9th October 2019

Indian Institute of Technology-Madras students have developed an ‘Eye in the Sky - Disaster Management and Humanitarian Aid Services’.

A team from Centre For Innovation (CFI), IIT Madras, is building drones enabled with Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision to develop an end-to-end solution to identify accurate and critical information on people trapped in disaster-hit areas and communicate them to relief task force.

The ‘Eye in the Sky’ Team won the finals of Indian Innovation Growth Programme (IIGP 2.0) University Challenge held at IIT- Bombay recently. They were among ‘Top 18 Innovative Startups’ from all over the nation and will receive ₹10 lakh-worth equity-less funding. The team has also received ‘Microsoft AI For Earth’ Grant given to only 390 projects globally.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/national/iit-madras-students-develop-drones-enabled-with-ai-for-disaster-management-service/article29626012.ece

Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 11th October 2019
 
1. PM Modi releases commemorative stamp on Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh.
(11th October 2019 Current Affairs Quiz)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday attended the 'at home' programme of the Indian Air Force to mark its 87th raising day and released a commemorative stamp to honour Marshal of the Air Force late Arjan Singh. The PM also witnessed an exhibition on self-reliance through innovation.

"This year we mark the birth centenary of Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh DFC (Distinguished Flying Cross). As a tribute to his exemplary service to our nation, a stamp was released. May his courage keep motivating the people of our nation for years to come," the prime minister wrote on Twitter.

The at home event was organised as part of the Air Force Day celebrations.

2. PayPal pulls out of Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency.
(Important Current Affairs of 11th October 2019)

PayPal has become the first company to drop out of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency, as the embattled project continues to face queries from regulators around the world.

Libra is technically an association backed by 28 – now 27 – multinational companies and nonprofits, although Facebook takes the lead, and a Facebook subsidiary, Calibra, is intended to be the main way consumers will interact with the project. Each of the companies involved had to pledge $10m (£8m) into a common pot to join.

3. Russia developed UV telescope to study short flashes in Earth’s atmosphere.
(Top 10 Objective Current Affairs Quiz of 11th October 2019)

An ultra-violet telescope created by Russia with international participation to study short flashes in Earth's atmosphere has begun its work on the International Space Station (ISS).

It has already collected its first data, Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics of Lomonosov Moscow State University (SINP MSU) told Sputnik.

The telescope was delivered to the International Space Station aboard the unmanned Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft back in August.

4. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launches WHO India Country Cooperation Strategy.
(Top 10 Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 11th October 2019)

The Union Health Ministry has launched the ‘World Health Organisation (WHO) India Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) 2019–2023: A Time of Transition’, here on Wednesday, with the collaboration providing a strategic roadmap for the WHO to work with the Indian government towards achieving its health sector goals; improving the health of its population; and bringing in transformative changes in the health sector.

Speaking at the event, the Health Minister Harsh Vardhan stressed the need for health to be made a people’s movement where a positive health attitude is inculcated in everyone, and everyone takes responsibility for their own health through preventive health approaches.

5. GEMINI system was launched for fishermen.
(Latest Current Affairs Quiz of 11th October 2019)

To avoid communication blackouts that led to 20 fishermen going missing in the aftermath of Cyclone Okchi in 2017, a slew of government departments, research agencies and private companies have developed GEMINI, a portable receiver linked to ISRO-satellites, that is “fail-proof” and warn fishermen of danger.

The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), a Hyderabad institute collaborated with Accord, a private company, to develop a box-shaped receiver that has an antenna and in-built battery that can last three to four days, according to a brochure describing the device.

GEMINI works on GAGAN, developed by ISRO and the Airports Authority of India and is an India-made global positioning system and relies on the positioning system by ISRO’s GSAT satellites.

6. IIT-Madras students develop drones enabled with AI for disaster management service.
(Current Affairs in Short of 11th October 2019)

Indian Institute of Technology-Madras students have developed an ‘Eye in the Sky - Disaster Management and Humanitarian Aid Services’.

A team from Centre For Innovation (CFI), IIT Madras, is building drones enabled with Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision to develop an end-to-end solution to identify accurate and critical information on people trapped in disaster-hit areas and communicate them to relief task force.

The ‘Eye in the Sky’ Team won the finals of Indian Innovation Growth Programme (IIGP 2.0) University Challenge held at IIT- Bombay recently. They were among ‘Top 18 Innovative Startups’ from all over the nation and will receive ?10 lakh-worth equity-less funding. The team has also received ‘Microsoft AI For Earth’ Grant given to only 390 projects globally.

7. The 2019 World Mental Health Day was observed on 10 October 2019.
(Most Important Current Affairs Quiz of 11th October 2019)

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.

The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.

World mental health day theme for 2019 is suicide prevention. The main objective behind making suicide prevention the key focus this year is to attract the government’s attention to the issue so that it is given priority in public agendas across the world.

8. Indian scientists discover plastic-eating bacteria.
(Today’s Current Affairs PDF of 11th October 2019)

Researchers have discovered two strains of 'plastic-eating' bacteria from the wetlands of Greater Noida, an advance that may lead to eco-friendly alternative clean-up methods for plastic waste worldwide. The bacterial strains discovered by researchers at Shiv Nadar University in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, have the potential to decompose polystyrene -- a key component in Single-Use Plastic (SUP) items such as disposable cups, cutlery, toys, packaging materials etc.

The bacterial species namely Exiguobacterium sibiricum strain DR11 and Exiguobacterium undae strain DR14 were isolated from the wetlands adjoining the university. Polystyrene is quite resistant to degradation due to its high molecular weight and long chain polymer structure. This is the reason for their persistence in the environment, according to the study published in the journal Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Advances. The exponential production and consumption of polystyrene in various sectors has presented a great environment risk and raised the problem of waste management, the researchers noted.

9. Andhra government to launch health scheme YSR Kanti Velugu on World Sight Day.
(Current Affairs and GK Quiz of 11th October 2019)

The Andhra Pradesh government is launching a health scheme, 'YSR Kanti Velugu', on World Sight Day on Thursday to provide comprehensive eye care and rectify vision defects among the State's over five crore population.

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will formally launch the scheme in Anantapuramu.

Under the scheme, the government will bear the entire cost from preliminary eye check-up to surgeries wherever required for the entire 5.40 crore population, a release from the Chief Ministers Office here said.

10. Singapore will ban ads for sugary drinks in bid to tackle diabetes.
(Top 10 MCQs on Current Affairs of 11th October 2019)

Singapore will become the first country in the world to ban ads for the most unhealthy sugary drinks in its latest move to combat rising diabetes rates, the health ministry said.

Products deemed “less healthy” must now display labels grading their nutritional and sugar content, with those considered to be most unhealthy banned from appearing in ads across all media platforms, including broadcast, print and online channels.
 
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