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Which of the following countries is going to have first Olympic Hospitality House in Tokyo?
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Who: India
What: to have first Olympic Hospitality House in Tokyo
When: published on 10th October 2019

India will have its first-ever Olympic Hospitality House in Tokyo during the Summer Games next year.

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and JSW Group on Thursday announced a partnership to build the facility.

Many of the Olympic participating countries have their own hospitality houses during the Games but this will be the first time India will be having one to showcase its culture and heritage.

The official India House logo was unveiled by Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju in the presence of IOA President Narinder Batra and Secretary General Rajeev Mehta.

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https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/sports/india-to-have-first-ever-olympic-hospitality-house-during-tokyo-games/articleshow/71522754.cms
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Joint Military Exercise DHARMA GUARDIAN-219 will be conducted between which of the following countries from 19 Oct 2019 to 02 Nov 2019?
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Who: Indo-Japan Joint Military Exercise DHARMA GUARDIAN – 2019
What: will be conducted from 19 Oct 2019 to 02 Nov 2019
When: published on 12th October 2019

Joint Military Exercise DHARMA GUARDIAN-219 between India and Japan will be conducted at counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School, Vairengte from 19 Oct 2019 to 02 Nov 2019. Indian Army and Japanese Ground Self Defence Forces (JGSDF) comprising 25 soldiers each will participate in the exercise with an aim to share experience gained during various Counter Terrorism Operations in respective Countries.

Exercise DHARMA GUARDIAN is an annual training event which is being conducted in India since 2018. Notably, in the series of military training exercises undertaken by India with various countries Exercise DHARMA GUARDIAN with Japan is crucial and significant in terms of security challenges faced by both the nations in the backdrop of global terrorism. The scope of this exercise covers platoon level joint training on counter terrorism operations in jungle and urban scenario.

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https://pib.gov.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=193756
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Which of the following countries has recently suffered deadly floods and landslides from storm named “Hagibis”?
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Who: Japan
What: suffered deadly floods and landslides from storm named “Hagibis”
When: published on 13th October 2019

At least nine people are reported dead as Japan recovers from its biggest storm in decades.

Typhoon Hagibis triggered floods and landslides as it battered the country with wind speeds of 225km/h (140mph).

Rivers have breached their banks in at least 14 different places, inundating residential neighborhoods.

The storm led to some Rugby World Cup matches being cancelled but a key fixture between Japan and Scotland will go ahead on Sunday.

Hagibis is heading north and is expected to move back into the North Pacific later on Sunday.

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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-50020108
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International Day for Disaster Reduction 2019 was recently observed on which of the following dates?
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Who: International Day for Disaster Reduction 2019
What: was observed on 13th October 2019

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International Day for Disaster Reduction focuses on how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and the importance of reining in the risks that they face.

The theme for International Day for Disaster reduction 2019 is “Reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services”.

The main aim is to focus on the target of the Sendai Framework. According to the UN, the Sendai framework highlights "Substantially to reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services, among them health and education facilities, including through developing their resilience by 2030.”
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Which of the following cities is going to host ‘FIRST Global DXB Challenge’ from October 24 to 27?
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Who: Dubai
What: to host ‘FIRST Global DXB Challenge’ from October 24 to 27
When: published on 12th October 2019

Dubai will host the ‘2019 FIRST Global DXB Challenge’ in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence from October 24 to 27 at Festival Arena in Dubai.

To be held for the first time in the region, the event will bring together more than 1,500 youth from over 191 countries. One of the largest events of its kind, the event aims to address the world’s most critical environmental issues such as wastage of water and energy, sustainability and pollution through a global robotics competition.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://gulfnews.com/uae/dubai-to-host-first-global-dxb-challenge-from-october-24-to-27-1.67086805

Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 14th October 2019
 
1. USA to deploy 3,000 additional troops to Saudi Arabia.
(14th October 2019 Current Affairs Questions and Answers)

The Pentagon said it has approved the deployment of 3,000 additional US troops and military hardware to Saudi Arabia, boosting the country's defences after attacks on its oil installations.

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper authorised the deployment of two more Patriot missile batteries, one THAAD ballistic missile interception system, two fighter squadrons and one air expeditionary wing, the Pentagon said in a statement.

2. First UAE Astronaut in Space, Hazzaa al-Mansoori Lifts Off for ISS Aboard Soyuz MS-15.
(Today’s Current Affairs Capsule of 14th October 2019)

Hazzaa AlMansoori, the UAE’s first Emirati astronaut and hero, is back in his motherland.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received Hazzaa at the airport with top shaikhs, senior Emirati officials and children.

Hazzaa arrived at Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi on Saturday afternoon with Sultan AlNeyadi, reserve Emirati astronaut, and senior officials from the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC).

3. First National Hindi Science writers conference starts in Lucknow.
(Latest Current Affairs PDF of 14th October 2019)

The first National Hindi Science writers conference started today in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh with an aim to promote use of Hindi and other Vernacular languages in science writing. The conference being organised at Dr. Shakuntala Mishra National rehabilitation university was inaugurated by speaker of the state assembly Hriday Narayain dixit.

"Dr. V.P. Singh, coordinator of the conference and secretary of Indian science writers federation told that science writers from across the country have gathered here to discuss ways to promote Hindi and indian languages in the field of science writing. Different plenary sessions on writing in the different streams of science such as engineering, technique and technology, health and medical and research are currently going on.

4. Goa replaces traditional 100 dial with new 112.
(Current Affairs in Short of 14th October 2019)

The Goa government on Wednesday launched '112' as the new integrated emergency number for police, fire and medical emergencies replacing the traditional dial number '100'.

After the launch, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the response time of agencies concerned to any emergency will come down drastically, which will effectively bring down prevalence of crime.

5. India Ratings and Research pared India’s gross domestic product (GDP) forecast for 2019-20 to 6.1%.
(Today’s Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 14th October 2019)

India Ratings and Research pared India’s gross domestic product (GDP) forecast for 2019-20 to 6.1%, the second downgrade in two months. The agency had revised its GDP growth estimate to 6.7% from its earlier forecast of 7.3% in August.

The downward revision follows the Central Statistical Organisation (CSO) estimating first quarter growth at 5%, lower than India Ratings’ estimate of 5.7%.

“Although India Ratings had cited a slowdown in both urban and rural consumption demand growth as one of the key reasons for the downward revision of GDP in its August 2019 forecast, CSO’s fIrst quarter estimate shows that the slowdown has been much sharper than expectation,” the ratings agency said in a report.

Private consumption crumbled to 3.1% in the first quarter compared to 7.2% a quarter ago and 7.3% a year ago.

6. Dubai to host ‘FIRST Global DXB Challenge’ from October 24 to 27.
(Top 10 Objective Current Affairs Quiz of 14th October 2019)

Dubai will host the ‘2019 FIRST Global DXB Challenge’ in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence from October 24 to 27 at Festival Arena in Dubai.

To be held for the first time in the region, the event will bring together more than 1,500 youth from over 191 countries. One of the largest events of its kind, the event aims to address the world’s most critical environmental issues such as wastage of water and energy, sustainability and pollution through a global robotics competition.

7. International Day for Disaster Reduction 2019 was observed on 13th October 2019.
(Important Current Affairs Quiz of 14th October 2019)

International Day for Disaster Reduction focuses on how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and the importance of reining in the risks that they face.

The theme for International Day for Disaster reduction 2019 is “Reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services”.

The main aim is to focus on the target of the Sendai Framework. According to the UN, the Sendai framework highlights "Substantially to reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services, among them health and education facilities, including through developing their resilience by 2030.”

8. Japan suffered deadly floods and landslides from storm named “Hagibis”.
(Top 10 MCQs on Current Affairs of 14th October 2019)

At least nine people are reported dead as Japan recovers from its biggest storm in decades.

Typhoon Hagibis triggered floods and landslides as it battered the country with wind speeds of 225km/h (140mph).

Rivers have breached their banks in at least 14 different places, inundating residential neighborhoods.

The storm led to some Rugby World Cup matches being cancelled but a key fixture between Japan and Scotland will go ahead on Sunday.

Hagibis is heading north and is expected to move back into the North Pacific later on Sunday.

9. Indo-Japan Joint Military Exercise DHARMA GUARDIAN – 2019 will be conducted from 19 Oct 2019 to 02 Nov 2019.
(Most Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 14th October 2019)

Joint Military Exercise DHARMA GUARDIAN-219 between India and Japan will be conducted at counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School, Vairengte from 19 Oct 2019 to 02 Nov 2019. Indian Army and Japanese Ground Self Defence Forces (JGSDF) comprising 25 soldiers each will participate in the exercise with an aim to share experience gained during various Counter Terrorism Operations in respective Countries.

Exercise DHARMA GUARDIAN is an annual training event which is being conducted in India since 2018. Notably, in the series of military training exercises undertaken by India with various countries Exercise DHARMA GUARDIAN with Japan is crucial and significant in terms of security challenges faced by both the nations in the backdrop of global terrorism. The scope of this exercise covers platoon level joint training on counter terrorism operations in jungle and urban scenario.

10. India to have first Olympic Hospitality House in Tokyo.
(Current Affairs and GK Quiz of 14th October 2019)

India will have its first-ever Olympic Hospitality House in Tokyo during the Summer Games next year.

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and JSW Group on Thursday announced a partnership to build the facility.

Many of the Olympic participating countries have their own hospitality houses during the Games but this will be the first time India will be having one to showcase its culture and heritage.

The official India House logo was unveiled by Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju in the presence of IOA President Narinder Batra and Secretary General Rajeev Mehta.
 
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