Current Affairs Capsule – 21 November 2019
- November 21, 2019
- Posted by: Team CP
- Category: Current Affairs Capsule
- The Haryana Government has decided to create a new department called ‘Department of Foreign Cooperation’ to promote investment, youth employment and various initiatives undertaken by the state government for Non-Resident Indians (NRIs). The department will also work to increase international cooperation and work with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
- The International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced that Bhubaneswar will be hosting India’s home matches during the 2020 Hockey Pro League, which will be held between 11th January and 28th June. The second edition of the Pro League will feature 144 matches.
- The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has installed first of its kind high-end reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) machines in India for quick detection of diseases like dengue, tuberculosis and swine flu. These machines will serve as a third umpire in situations when medical reports and blood tests reveal contradictory results. The purpose is to give an accurate DNA report on blood tests in order to ascertain the exact cause of illness.
- Indian Boxer Laishram Sarita Devi is among the six boxers from five continents who were elected as members of the AIBA Athletes’ Commission, which was set up as a part of the reforms recommended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the AIBA. The AIBA’s Athletes’ Commission features one male and a female boxer from each of the five regional confederations – Asia, Oceania, Africa, Americas and Europe. She, an eight-time Asian Championship medalist, is a DSP with the Manipur Police.
- The NITI Aayog released a report titled ‘Health Systems for a New India: Building Blocks -Potential Pathways to Reforms’ on 18th November, 2019. It provides a comprehensive roadmap to improve India’s health system with a focus on delivery of the unfinished public health agenda, change the health-financing manner, from out of pocket to large insurers, integrate service delivery, empower citizens to become better buyers of health and harness the power of digital health.
- World Toilet Day is observed every year across the world on 19th November, 2019 to bring behavioural changes and implementation of policies that will end open defecation and increase access to sanitation among poor. The theme for this year is ‘Leaving No One Behind’. United Nations in July 2013 passed a resolution to observe the day on 19th November.
- Za’ir-Al-Bahr or Roar of the Sea, the first bilateral maritime exercise between the Indian and Qatar Naval Forces is being conducted from 17th November to 21st November, 2019 to promote inter-operability between the navies of the two countries. It is a five-day exercise that includes a 3-day harbour phase and 2-day of exercise on sea phase.
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Q1. Which state created a new department called ‘Department of Foreign Cooperation’ to promote investment, youth employment and other initiatives of the state government?
Q2. Which city will host India’s home matches during the 2020 Hockey Pro League?
- New Delhi
Q3. Which is the first city in India to install RT-PCR machines in India for quick detection of diseases like dengue, tuberculosis and swine flu?
- New Delhi
Q4. Who has been elected from the Asian region to the AIBA Athletes Commission?
- Mary Kom
- Lovlina Borgohain
- Laishram Sarita Devi
- Jamuna Boro
Q5. On which day is the World Toilet Day observed every year?
- 13th November
- 17th November
- 19th November
- 21st November
Q6. Za’ir-Al-Bahr or Roar of the Sea is a bilateral maritime exercise between the Indian and __________Naval Forces
- Saudi Arabia