Current Affairs Capsule – 26 November 2019
- November 26, 2019
- Posted by: Team CP
- Category: Current Affairs Capsule
- The National Statistical Office (NSO), under the Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) conducted a survey on Household Social Consumption related to Health in the 75th round of the National Sample Survey (NSS) during the period of July 2017 to June 2018. The average medical expenditure per hospitalization case was about Rs. 16,676 in rural and Rs 26,475 in urban India. The report showed that in case of the in-patient hospitalization (excluding childbirth), government hospitals accounted for 42 per cent where as private hospitals accounted for 55 per cent and charitable/trust/NGO-run hospitals accounted for 2.7 per cent.
- The Etawah Lion Safari was thrown open for public in Uttar Pradesh on 24th November 2019. Formally known as the Etawah Safari Park, it is spread over 350 hectares of land. It has been developed as an educative tourist destination for children as well as youth. It is also the first in the country to have a lion breeding centre to develop a research facility on Asiatic lions.
- Manipur Sangai Festival, named after the State animal, Sangai, is organised every year in November in Manipur. This year it is being organized from 24th November to 30th November in Imphal. Started in the year 2010, the festival is all about unity in diversity and a true reflection of Manipur’s saga.
- The National Statistical Office (NSO) released the report ‘Drinking Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Housing Condition in India’ on 23rd November, 2019. According to it, around 71.3 per cent of rural households and 96.2 per cent of urban households had access to toilets during 2018. The survey was conducted between July and December of 2018. According to the NSO, almost 42% of rural households in Jharkhand had no access to toilet.
- Poonch Link-up Day was celebrated by the Indian Army on 23rd November, 2019 to pay tribute to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives defending Poonch during the conflict in 1948. In the 1947-48 war, the Poonch district, which is bounded by the Line of Control on all three sides, was divided between India and Pakistan.
- The Ministry of Development of North East Region conducted a four-day long North East festival in Varanasi between 23rd November and 26th November, 2019. It aims to fuse the cultures of the Ganga and Brahmaputra. The previous editions of the event were held in Chandigarh and Delhi. The event will also promote the tourism potential of the North East region.
- The All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Australia’s Western Sydney University. It aims to promote collaboration in research and developing guidelines for integrating Ayurveda principles with modern medicine. The MoU was agreed and exchanged on the occasion of the event ‘India Australia International Education and Research Workshop’ at the Ambedkar International Center in New Delhi.
- The Indian Naval Forces and the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) jointly conducted the Mine Countermeasures Exercise, an explosive ordnance disposal and mine counter measure for the first time on 23rd November, 2019. The naval ships that are designed to locate and destruct the naval mines are called Mine Counter Measure Vessels (MCMVs).
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Q1. What is the percentage of in-patient hospitalization (excluding childbirth) in government hospitals?
Q2. When was the Manipur Sangai Festival started?
Q3. What is the percentage of rural households that had access to toilets during 2018?
Q4. On which day is the Poonch Link-up Day observed by the Indian Army?
- November 21
- November 22
- November 23
- November 24
Q5. Where was the North East Festival conducted recently?
Q6. Mine Countermeasures Exercise was conducted between the naval forces of India and ____
- Sri Lanka