Quiz – September 18&19,2018September 20, 2018
Quiz-September 20&21,2018September 23, 2018
Current Affairs for Engineering Service Exam
Video Lectures and Test Series for ESE 2019
- National and International Issues on
- Economic Development
- Social Development
- Industrial Development
- Energy and Environment
- Information and Communication Technology
- The Key Initiatives of Government
- General Knowledge
Topic 1:Economic development
Pakyong Airport in Sikkim
- Pakyong Airport will bring the State of Sikkim on the country’s aviation map.
- Pakyong Airport is a greenfield airport near Gangtok
- The airport will provide a big boost to connectivity and also give a fillip to tourism.
Read more at: PIB
Topic 2 : Environment
- The deep depression over west central Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards.
- Cyclonic storm ‘Daye’ crossed the coast near Gopalpur in Odisha.
- The Odisha government had ordered immediate evacuation of people from coastal villages
- Tropical cyclones form only over warm ocean waters near the equator.
- The warm air rises, causing an area of lower air pressure below.
- Air from surrounding areas with higher air pressure pushes in to the low pressure area.
- As the warm, moist air rises and cools off, the water in the air forms clouds
- Storms that form north of the equator spin counterclockwise. Storms south of the equator spin clockwise.
- Tropical cyclones usually weaken when they hit land
Read more at:The Hindu
Topic 3 : ICT
ISRO to set up an Integrated Control Room for Emergency Response
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Department of Space signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) here today for setting up of an state-of-the-art Integrated Control Room for Emergency Response (ICR-ER) in Ministry of Home Affairs.
- The ICR-ER will cater to the requirement of Disaster Management as well as Internal Security.
- ICR-ER will address the requirement of receipt of information on near real-time basis, strategic level monitoring, situation awareness, command and control, preparedness and response
- It will increase the operational effectiveness
- It will be helpful in rendering timely response / assistance during various emergency situations
Read more at: PIB
Portals to strengthen Women Safety
The portal “cybercrime.gov.in”
- It will receive complaints from citizens on objectionable online content related to child pornography, child sexual abuse material, sexually explicit material such as rape and gang rape.
- It will enable complainants in reporting cases without disclosing their identity.
- The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) will proactively identify such objectionable content and take up with intermediaries for its removal.
The National Database on Sexual Offenders (NDSO)
- It is accessible only to law enforcement agencies
- It will assist in effectively tracking and investigating cases of sexual offences.
- The database will not compromise any individual’s privacy.
What is a portal?
- a major starting site for users when they get connected to the Web or that users tend to visit as an anchor site
- Typical services offered by portal sites include a directory of Web sites, a facility to search for other sites, news, weather information, e-mail, stock quotes, phone and map information, and sometimes a community forum.
Read more at: PIB
Topic 5: General Knowledge
Successful Flight Test of Prahar
- Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested the indigenously developed surface-to-surface tactical missile ‘Prahar’, from Launch Complex-III, ITR, Balasore
- ‘Prahar’ is a contemporary weapon system capable of carrying multiple types of warheads and neutralizing a wide variety of targets.
National Sports Awards
- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years
- Arjuna Award is given for consistency outstanding performance for four years,
- Dronacharya Award for coaches for producing medal winners at prestigious International sports events
- Dhyan Chand Award for lifetime contribution to sports development
- Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar is given to the corporate entities (both in private and public sector) and individuals who have played a visible role in the area of sports promotion and development.
- Overall top performing university in inter-university tournaments is given Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy.
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2018
- Ms. S. Mirabai Chanu – Weightlifting
- Shri Virat Kohli – Cricket