सामयिक विषय: Short Notes

World Liver Day

Question: On which date ‘World Liver Day’ is observed?
(a) April 18
(b) April 17
(c) April 21
(d) April 19
Answer: (d) 
Related Facts:

  • On April 19th, 2018, World liver Day was observed.
  • The main theme of this day in the year 2018 – ‘Riding New Waves in Liver Diagnosis, Staging & Treatment’.
  • This day is celebrated to spread awareness about lever related diseases.
  • Liver is the most complex and second largest organ of the body after human brain.
  • It plays an important role in the digestive system of the body.
  • Other key functions ofLiver are:
  • Fighting withfeatures and diseases.
  • Regularizeblood sugar.
  • Remove the toxic substances from the body.
  • Controlling the level of
  • Helps in the formation of blood clotting (thickening / thickening).
  • Secretion of bile (a liquid that helps in breaking fat and digestion).

Reference:
http://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/health/world-liver-day-2018-foods-that-are-good-for-your-liver-5142671/
https://www.nhp.gov.in/World-liver-day_pg

Sanjay Bhattacharya

Question: In which of the following country Sanjay Bhattacharya has been appointed as the next Ambassador of lndia to the Republic of Turkey.?
(a) Iran
(b) Iraq
(c) Turkish
(d) Egypt
Answer: (c) 
Related Facts:

  • On April 19th, 2018, Indian Foreign Service officer Sanjay Bhattacharya has been appointed as the next Ambassador of lndia to the Republic of Turkey.
  • Currently he is India’s Ambassador to Egypt
  • Ankara of the capital of the Turkish Republic.
  • Currently, Rajab Tayyab Erdugan is the President of Turkey.

Reference:                                     
http://www.mea.gov.in/press-releases.htm?dtl/29834/Sanjay_Bhattacharya_appointed_as_the_next_Ambassador_of_ln

Committee to look into the system of examination of class X and XII

Question: Recently, the Ministry of Human Resource Development has constituted a High Powered Committee under the chairmanship of the which of the given to examine the entire system of conducting Class X and Class XII examination conducted by the CBSE with a view to prevent leakages.?
(a) Prof. J.S. Rajput
(b) Prof. Vasudha Kamat
(c) Prof. Krishna Mohan Tripathi
(d) Vinay Sheel Oberoi
Ans: (d)
Related Facts:-

  • On April 4, 2018, The Ministry of Human Resource Development has constituted a High Powered Committee to examine the entire system of conducting Class X and Class XII examination conducted by the CBSE with a view to prevent leakages.
  • Shri Vinay Sheel Oberoi, Retd. Secretary (Higher Education), MHRD will be the Chairperson of the 7 member High Power Committee.
  • The terms of reference of the Committee are as under:
    (a) To revisit all aspects related to the security checks built into the system for ensuring that the Question papers reach the examinees without tampering.
    (b) To examine and assess all areas of potential weakness in the present system of transporting question papers from the printing presses to the examinees.
    (c) To suggest ways in which the system can be made more secure with the use of technology and minimization of human intervention.
  • The other members of the committee include:
    1. Shri Pavnesh Kumar, Retd. Controller of Examination, CBSE And Former Secretary, UP Examination Board
    2. Prof. J.S. Rajput, India representative on the executive board of the UNESCO former director, NCERT and former Chairman NCTE
    3. Prof. Vasudha Kamat, Independent Director, IRCON & Former VC, SNDT Women’s University
    4. Prof. Krishna Mohan Tripathy, Ex-Director of Education, UP And Chairman Board of High School & Intermediate Education, UP
    5. Senior representative of DG, NIC
    6. Joint Secretary (SE-II)
  • The High-Powered Committee will submit its report by on or before 31.05.2018.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=178347
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintHindiRelease.aspx?relid=71577

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