Current Affairs Capsule – 7 October 2019
- October 7, 2019
- Posted by: Team CP
- Category: Current Affairs Capsule
- The Wildlife Week is celebrated across India every year from 2nd October to 8th October to preserve animal life in India. The theme for this year is ‘Life Below Water: For People and Planet’. The event is organized by the National Board of Wildlife, since its establishment in 1972.
- The World Teachers’ Day is observed every year on 5th October to mark the progress and reflect the ways to counter the challenges in the teaching profession. The theme for this year was “Young Teachers: The Future of the Profession”. The day is being observed since 1994 by UNESCO. The day commemorates the adoption of the “Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers” in 1966.
- National Security Advisor of India Ajith Kumar inaugurated the Goa Maritime Conclave with the theme ‘Common Maritime Priorities in IOR and need for Regional Maritime Strategy’. It focused on capacity building of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) Navies to encounter emerging maritime threats. 80% of the world’s sea-borne trade transits through the India Ocean Region.
- The ‘Trans Fat Free’ logo of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) was launched at the 8th International Chefs’ Conference held in New Delhi by the Union Minister of Health Harsh Vardhan. Food establishments that use trans-fat free fats as well as those that do not have industrial trans-fat over 0.2g per 100g of food, in compliance with the Food Safety and Standards (Advertising and Claims) Regulations, 2018 are eligible to display the logo.
- The National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC) has been re-designated as the WHO Collaborating Centre for Priority Medical Devices and Health Technology Policy by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO). The NHSRC was established in 2006.
- During Paryatan Parv 2019, Union Ministry of Tourism launched an audio guide facility app called ‘Audio Odigos’ for twelve sites of India (including Iconic Sites). Tourists will now be able to enjoy a more enriching experience and take back historical insights of Indian culture and heritage. This year is the third edition of Paryatan Parv.
- PRAKASH (Power Rail Koyla Availability through Supply Harmony) Portal was jointly launched by the Union Power Minister (Independent charge) Raj Kumar Singh and Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi in New Delhi. It aims at bringing better coordination for coal supplies among all stakeholders. The portal has been developed by the National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC).
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Q1. Since when has the Wildlife Week been observed in India?
Q2. On which day is the World Teachers’ Day celebrated?
- October 2
- October 3
- October 4
- October 5
Q3. _________% of world’s sea-borne trade transits through the India Ocean Region.
Q4. When was the National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC) established?
Q5. Who launched the ‘Audio Odigos’ app?
- Power Ministry
- Home Ministry
- Tourism Ministry
- Defense Ministry