CURRENT AFFAIRS CAPSULE – 12 AUGUST 2019
- August 12, 2019
- Posted by: Team CP
- Category: Current Affairs Capsule
- Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has decided to provide Rotavirus vaccine ‘Rotavac’ to every child across all the 36 states/UTs by September, 2019. Rotavirus is a leading cause of diarrhoea in children less than 5 years of age. In India, every year, there are 37 diarrheal deaths out of every 1000 children. Developed by the Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech Limit, Rotavac is India’s first indigenously developed vaccine for rotavirus infections.
- In badminton, Sourabh Verma clinched the men’s singles title in the Hyderabad Open on 11th August, 2019, after defeating Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew in the final clash. The 26-year-old Sourabh from Madhya Pradesh had won the Slovenian International in May 2019. He had also won two Super 100 titles at the Dutch Open and Russian Open in 2011. The 2019 Hyderabad Open was the fifth Super 100 tournament of the 2019 BWF World Tour and also part of the Hyderabad Open championships, which has been held since 2018.
- International Youth Day (IYD) is observed across the world on 12th August every year to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth. On this occasion, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju conferred the National Youth Awards for 2016-17 on twenty individuals and three organisations at a function in New Delhi. United Nations designated 12th August as IYD in 1999 by adopting the Resolution 54/120. The first IYD was observed on 12 August, 2000.
- Virasat-e-Khalsa museum is going to be featured in the next edition of Asia Book of Records for the record of ‘maximum footfall in a museum in a day’. The museum located in Anandpur Sahib town in Punjab witnessed a record footfall of 20,569 visitors on 20th March, 2019. Asia Book of Records register human achievements and natural events for individual and institutions based in the Asian countries. Virasat-e-Khalsa was inaugurated in November 2011.
- Government of India, State government of Tripura and Tripura’s banned insurgency group National Liberation Front of Tripura led by Sabir Kumar Debbarma (NLFT-SD) signed a peace agreement, as per which NLFT-SD agreed to abjure the path of violence and join the mainstream. Since 1997, National Liberation Front of Twipra (NLFT) has been banned under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
- The Chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Rakesh Gupta inaugurated the exhibition on ‘DAE Technologies: Empowering India through Technology’ organised by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) in New Delhi. The two-day exhibition on DAE’s spin-off technologies for Non-Power Applications (NPAs) was open to public on 11th & 12th August, 2019.
- ISRO has launched year-long programmes and functions from 12th August, 2019 to commemorate the birth centenary of its founder and eminent space scientist Dr. Vikram Sarabhai. ISRO has also unveiled a coffee table book and a photo album on life and work of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, who is also known as the “Father of Indian Space Program”.
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Q1. In India, every year there are ______diarrheal deaths out of every 1000 children.
Q2. On which day is the International Youth Day (IYD) celebrated?
- August 8
- August 12
- August 14
- August 11
Q3. When was the Virasat-e-Khalsa inaugurated?
Q4. Where is the ‘DAE Technologies: Empowering India through Technology’ organised by DAE?
- New Delhi
Q5. Who is known as the Father of Indian Space Program?
- Homi Jahangir Bhabha
- APJ Abdul Kalam
- Dr. Vikram Sarabhai
- None of the above