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Q1. India has been ranked _____ in World Economic Forum (WEF) gender gap index 2018.
Q2. Which of the following country topped the WEF’s Global Gender Gap Report 2018?
(e) The USA
Q3. International Migration Day (IMD) is observed every year on __________.
(a) 1st December
(b) 10th December
(c) 18th December
(d) 20th December
(e) 14th December
Q4. What is the theme for International Migration Day (IMD) 2018?
(a) Migration with Dignity
(b) Migration to live
(c) Migration for life
(d) Migration with family
(e) Need of the Migrants
Q5. Which of the following country/organisation has declared 2019 as the Year of Tolerance?
(a) World Economic Forum
(c) United Kingdom
(d) United Nations
(e) United Arab Emirates
Q6. Who among the following has been appointed as the Additional Director of CBI by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet?
(a) Vijay Shanker Tiwari
(b) Ranjit Sinha
(c) Alok Verma
(d) M Nageswara Rao
(e) Deepak Kumar
Q7. Name the Foreign Affairs Minister of South Korea, who co-chaired the 9th India-ROK Joint Commission meeting in New Delhi.
(a) Lee Nak-yeon
(b) Kang Kyung-wha
(c) Park Won-soon
(d) Moon Jae-in
(e) Lee Jae-myung
Q8. Who among the following has been named People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India’s Person of the Year for 2018?
(a) Deepika Padukon
(b) Kapil Sharma
(c) Sonakshi Sinha
(d) Sonam Kapoor
(e) Anil Kapoor
Q9. Tulsi Giri has passed away. He was the former Prime Minister of which of the following country?
Q10. Charles Michel has resigned amid pressure on his government over his support for the UN global compact on migration. He was the Prime minister of _______.
Exp. India has been ranked 108th in World Economic Forum (WEF) gender gap index 2018, same as 2017 while recording improvement in wage equality for similar work and fully closing its tertiary education gender gap for the first time.
Exp. As per the WEF’s Global Gender Gap Report 2018, Iceland topped the list having closed more than 85.8% of its overall gender gap. The Report was published for total 149 countries. Norway and Sweden were on 2nd and 3rd position, respectively.
Exp. The UN’s (United Nation) International Migration Day (IMD) is observed every year on 18th December to protect the rights of migrant workers and members of their families.
Exp. The UN’s (United Nation) International Migration Day (IMD) is observed every year on 18th December. The theme for this year’s IMD is ‘Migration with Dignity’.
Exp. United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan declared 2019 as the Year of Tolerance, an extension of the Year of Zayed which has run this year.
Exp. CBI’s Joint Director M Nageswara Rao, who is currently the interim CBI Director, was promoted to the rank of Additional Director by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. The 1986-batch IPS officer from the Odisha cadre had joined the CBI in 2016.
Exp. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Foreign Affairs Minister of South Korea Kang Kyung-wha co-chaired the 9th India-ROK Joint Commission meeting. Ms. Kyung-wha arrived in New Delhi on a two-day visit to India.
Exp. Actress Sonam Kapoor, a vegan, has been named People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India’s Person of the Year for 2018. Sonam has been feted as she sings in praise of vegan eating and because she keeps animal skins out of her handbag line for her fashion brand Rheson, apart from taking other action for the welfare of animals.
Exp. Former Prime Minister of Nepal Tulsi Giri has passed away in Kathmandu. He was 93. Giri was suffering from liver cancer for a long time. He twice served as the prime minister of Nepal first from 1962 to 1964 and again from 1975 to 1977.
Exp. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has resigned amid pressure on his government over his support for the UN global compact on migration. The pressure increased after his biggest coalition partner, the right-wing N-VA party, quit the government over the issue.
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