August 13 – 14, 2019



#1 What is the theme of the 2019 edition of World Tribal Day (WTD)?

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (or World Tribal Day) is observed on August 9 to front-up and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. The 2019 theme is ‘Indigenous Languages’. It was reported in the year 2016 that about 2680 indigenous languages were in danger and on the verge of getting extinct. To safeguard the loss of these indigenous languages, the United Nations (UN) has designated 2019 to be the International Year of Indigenous Languages. This will help in persuading, convincing and creating awareness to people about the Indigenous Languages

#2 What is the theme of the 2019 edition of 22nd National Conference on e-Governance?

In Meghalaya, the 22nd National Conference on e-Governance 2019 was held at Shillong on August 8-9, 2019 with theme “Digital India: Success to Excellence”. It was inaugurated by Union minister Dr Jitendra Singh and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma. The Conference is a part of the DARPG’s 100 days initiatives in the new Government. This is the first time the event was organized in North-Eastern region of the country. This Conference provides a platform to disseminate knowledge on effective methods of designing and implementing sustainable e-Governance initiatives to provide end-to-end Digital Services, exchange experiences in solving problems, mitigating risks, resolving issues and planning for success..

#3 The Kerala Government has signed MoU with which organisation to develop Space Park?

The Kerala government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) to support its efforts in promoting Space Technology vertical in the State. The agreement will facilitate VSSC to support the Kerela’s project to set up India’s first state-of-the-art Space Systems Park at Knowledge City in Thiruvanathapuram to attract global start-ups in the space sector and make it a major manufacturing hub for space-related technology, research and developmet. Through the MOU, VSSC will support Kerala Space Park in the technical and leadership responsibility and promote the SMEs, startups and  other partner entities in developing products and services for the Space Industry.


#4 Who is the head of the RBI task force on Offshore Rupee Markets?

The RBI task force on Offshore Rupee Markets (ORM), headed by Usha Thorat, has suggested liberal currency market for offshore users. The panel recommended that onshore market hours may be suitably extended to match the flexibility provided by the offshore markets (or NDF markets). This is aimed at incentivizing non-residents at all times, out of their Indian books, either by a domestic sales team, or by using staff located at overseas branches.

#5 Which state has won the most film-friendly state award at 2018 National Film awards?

Uttarakhand has won the most film-friendly state award at the 66th National Film awards 2018. This is the first time that this category has been added to the list of National Awards. A panel consists of Rahul Rawail, Utpal Borpujari and A S Kanal announced the award. The Uttarakhand government has provided various subsidies to encourage more filmmakers to shoot films in the state. Bollywood film Kedarnath, directed by Abhishek Kapoor, was shot in the state.

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