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A collaboration between researchers from the UK and India has resulted in a new robot which encourages children to wash their hands. What is the name of that robot?
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Who: India-UK collaboration
What: creates a hand-washing robot
When: published on 18th October 2019

A collaboration between researchers from the UK and India has resulted in a new robot which encourages children to wash their hands.

The robot, named Pepe, was recently used by pupils at a primary school in Kerala as a fresh approach to hygiene.

Pepe was mounted to the wall above a hand washing station at the Wayanad Government Primary School, which has around 100 pupils aged between five and 10.

A small video screen mounted behind Pepe''s green plastic exterior acted as a “mouth”, allowing researchers to tele-operate the robot to speak to the pupils and draw their attention to a poster outlining the steps of effective handwashing.

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https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/indiauk-collaboration-creates-a-handwashing-robot/1643416
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Which of the following countries is going to host 91st Interpol General Assembly in 2022?
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Who: India
What: to host 91st Interpol General Assembly in 2022
When: published on 19th October 2019

India will host the 91st Interpol General Assembly in 2022 after a proposal in this regard was cleared with "overwhelming support" from members countries of the international police cooperation body, officials said on Saturday. Home Minister Amit Shah had proposed to host the General Assembly in India to Interpol Secretary General Jurgen Stock when the two met here on August 30, they said.

The biggest congregation of law enforcement officers will coincide with country's 75th Independence anniversary celebrations, they said. CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla moved this proposal before the 88th General Assembly in Santiago, Chile which got over Friday, they said.

The proposal was put to vote before 190 participating member countries of the Interpol and was passed with "overwhelming majority", agency spokesperson Nitin Wakankar said. The CBI represents the Interpol in India as country's National Central Bureau. "India won the vote for hosting the 91st Interpol General Assembly in 2022 as part of celebrations of the 75th anniversary of Indian Independence," Wakankar said.

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https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/india-to-host-91st-interpol-general-assembly-in-2022/articleshow/71664444.cms
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“Nomadic Elephant” is a joint military training exercise between which of the following that was recently concluded on 18th October 2019?
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Who: Indo-Mongolian Joint Exercise Nomadic Elephant 2019
What: was concluded
When: published on 3rd October 2019

14th edition of Indo – Mongolian joint military training, Exercise Nomadic Elephant-XIV, being conducted over a period of 14 days, will commence from 05 Oct 2019. The exercise will be conducted from 05 Oct 19 to 18 Oct 19 at Bakloh. The Mongolian Army is being represented by officers and troops of the elite 084 Air Borne Special Task Battalion while Indian Army is being represented by a contingent of a battalion of RAJPUTANA RIFLES.

Nomadic Elephant-XIV is aimed at training troops in counter insurgency &counter terrorism operations under United Nations mandate. The Joint Exercise will enhance defence co-operation and military relations between the two nations. It is an ideal platform for the armies of both the nations to share their experiences & best practices and gain mutually during the joint training.

The joint training aims at evolving various tactical drills in counter-terror environment like Convoy Protection Drill, Room Intervention Drills, Ambush/ Counter Ambush Drills, while jointly conducting counter terrorist operations under UN mandate. The joint training will also lay emphasis on conducting operations by a cohesive subunit, comprising of troops from both the armies, in an adverse operational conditions thus enhancing the interoperability between the two armies. The training planned by both the contingents will go a long way in capacity building for conducting joint operations by the two armies.

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https://pib.gov.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=193609
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Who among the following was recently recommended as Chief justice of India?
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Who: Chief Justice
What: recommends Justice SA Bobde as next CJI
When: published on 18th October 2019

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Friday wrote to the Centre recommending the name of Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde as his successor.

The Chief Justice is set to retire in less than a month.

Justice Bobde, who is second in seniority in Supreme Court as of now, would become the 47th Chief Justice of the country and shall take oath of office on 18 November. He will demit office on his retirement on 23 April, 2021.

He was elevated to Supreme Court in April 2013 when he was the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court.

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https://www.livemint.com/news/india/chief-justice-recommends-justice-sa-bobde-as-next-cji-11571384041919.html
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Which of the following veteran actresses has been honoured with Excellence in Cinema Award at Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival?
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Who: Deepti Naval
What: honoured with Excellence in Cinema Award at MAMI festival
When: published on 18th October 2019

Veteran actor Deepti Naval was honoured with the Excellence in Cinema Award at the opening ceremony of the 21st Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star.

She was presented the award by filmmaker Vishal Bharadwaj and actor Deepika Padukone.

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https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/deepti-naval-honoured-with-excellence-in-cinema-award-at-mami-festival-119101800024_1.html

Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 20th October 2019
 
1. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates 41st DRDO Directors Conference in New Delhi.
(Most Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 20th October 2019)

Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh inaugurated the 41st DRDO Directors Conference in New Delhi.

He said that DRDO has played significant role in ensuring technological advancement of our forces and safeguarding our country.

Chiefs of the three forces & DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy were also present on the occasion.

Addressing the conference, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval said that armies that were better equipped always called the shots and decided the destiny of mankind.

2. IMF revises India's growth projection to 6.1 % in 2019.
(Latest Current Affairs Quiz of 20th October 2019)

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) slashed India's GDP growth projection for the year 2019 to 6.1 per cent, which is 1.2 per cent down from its April projections.

The IMF in April said India will grow at 7.3 per cent in 2019. However, three months later it projected a slower growth rate for India in 2019, a downward revision of 0.3 per cent.

As against India's real growth rate of 6.8 per cent in 2018, the IMF in its latest World Economic Outlook projected India's growth rate at 6.1 per cent in 2019 and noted that the Indian economy is expected to pick up the next year at 7.0 per cent in 2020.

3. Valtteri Bottas wins Japanese Grand Prix as Mercedes win constructors' title.
(Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 20th October 2019)

Valtteri Bottas won the Japanese Grand Prix with team-mate Lewis Hamilton third behind Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, securing a Formula 1 record sixth straight World Championship double for Mercedes.

The result sealed the constructors' title with four races to go and, while Hamilton is not quite world champion yet, only Bottas can catch him.

It breaks the record set by Michael Schumacher and Ferrari from 2000 to 2004, and confirms this Mercedes team as the greatest in F1 history.

4. Mamata Banerjee govt to set up Kanyashree University in West Bengal to ’empower girls’.
(Important Current Affairs Quiz of 20th October 2019)

Aiming to empower girls, the West Bengal government has taken the initiative to set up a Kanyashree University in Nadia district and Kanyashree colleges across the state, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said. Banerjee had laid the foundation stone of the new university at Krishnagar in Nadia district in January. The Kanyashree university would be only for women.

Banerjee took to Twitter on International Day of the Girl Child to state that her government started the Kanyashree scheme to empower girls, and it has been allocated a budget of Rs 7,000 crore since its launch in 2013. The main objective of the scheme is to ensure that girls study in schools and delay their marriages until the age of 18 years.

5. Chile declares state of emergency amid student riots.
(Today’s Current Affairs Capsule of 20th October 2019)

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera declared a state of emergency in parts of Santiago early Saturday morning after protesters started fires at subway stations around the capital. 

Student-led protests in reaction to a 4% hike in subway fares have disrupted the city since Monday. What started as mass fare-dodging among hundreds of students turned into violence later in the week, with protesters shattering glass and throwing debris onto the rail tracks. Two buildings in the city center and at least one bus were set on fire.

Students set up barricades and started fires at subway entrances on Friday afternoon and evening, prompting transportation authorities to shut down all lines. Thousands of commuters were stranded on their way home from work.

The government sent soldiers to patrol the streets of the capital for the first time since the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet ended in 1990. 

6. Deepti Naval honoured with Excellence in Cinema Award at MAMI festival.
(Top 10 Objective Current Affairs Quiz of 20th October 2019)

Veteran actor Deepti Naval was honoured with the Excellence in Cinema Award at the opening ceremony of the 21st Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star.

She was presented the award by filmmaker Vishal Bharadwaj and actor Deepika Padukone.

7. Chief Justice recommends Justice SA Bobde as next CJI.
(Top 10 MCQs on Current Affairs of 20th October 2019)

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Friday wrote to the Centre recommending the name of Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde as his successor.

The Chief Justice is set to retire in less than a month.

Justice Bobde, who is second in seniority in Supreme Court as of now, would become the 47th Chief Justice of the country and shall take oath of office on 18 November. He will demit office on his retirement on 23 April, 2021

He was elevated to Supreme Court in April 2013 when he was the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court.

8. Indo-Mongolian Joint Exercise Nomadic Elephant 2019 was concluded.
(Current Affairs in Short of 20th October 2019)

14th edition of Indo – Mongolian joint military training, Exercise Nomadic Elephant-XIV, being conducted over a period of 14 days, will commence from 05 Oct 2019. The exercise will be conducted from 05 Oct 19 to 18 Oct 19 at Bakloh. The Mongolian Army is being represented by officers and troops of the elite 084 Air Borne Special Task Battalion while Indian Army is being represented by a contingent of a battalion of RAJPUTANA RIFLES.

Nomadic Elephant-XIV is aimed at training troops in counter insurgency &counter terrorism operations under United Nations mandate. The Joint Exercise will enhance defence co-operation and military relations between the two nations. It is an ideal platform for the armies of both the nations to share their experiences & best practices and gain mutually during the joint training.

The joint training aims at evolving various tactical drills in counter-terror environment like Convoy Protection Drill, Room Intervention Drills, Ambush/ Counter Ambush Drills, while jointly conducting counter terrorist operations under UN mandate. The joint training will also lay emphasis on conducting operations by a cohesive subunit, comprising of troops from both the armies, in an adverse operational conditions thus enhancing the interoperability between the two armies. The training planned by both the contingents will go a long way in capacity building for conducting joint operations by the two armies.

9. India to host 91st Interpol General Assembly in 2022.
(Current Affairs and GK Quiz of 20th October 2019)

India will host the 91st Interpol General Assembly in 2022 after a proposal in this regard was cleared with "overwhelming support" from members countries of the international police cooperation body, officials said on Saturday. Home Minister Amit Shah had proposed to host the General Assembly in India to Interpol Secretary General Jurgen Stock when the two met here on August 30, they said.

The biggest congregation of law enforcement officers will coincide with country's 75th Independence anniversary celebrations, they said. CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla moved this proposal before the 88th General Assembly in Santiago, Chile which got over Friday, they said.

The proposal was put to vote before 190 participating member countries of the Interpol and was passed with "overwhelming majority", agency spokesperson Nitin Wakankar said. The CBI represents the Interpol in India as country's National Central Bureau. "India won the vote for hosting the 91st Interpol General Assembly in 2022 as part of celebrations of the 75th anniversary of Indian Independence," Wakankar said.

10. India-UK collaboration creates a hand-washing robot.
(Latest Current Affairs PDF of 20th October 2019)

A collaboration between researchers from the UK and India has resulted in a new robot which encourages children to wash their hands.

The robot, named Pepe, was recently used by pupils at a primary school in Kerala as a fresh approach to hygiene.

Pepe was mounted to the wall above a hand washing station at the Wayanad Government Primary School, which has around 100 pupils aged between five and 10.

A small video screen mounted behind Pepe''s green plastic exterior acted as a “mouth”, allowing researchers to tele-operate the robot to speak to the pupils and draw their attention to a poster outlining the steps of effective handwashing.
 
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