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4 FEB- Current Affairs (PIB and The Hindu)
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  1. Press Information Bureau Ashish Malik'sTHE HINDU Daily Current Affairs (With MCQs)- 04/02/19 unacademy - AshishMalik-8996


  2. Operation Smile Context: The Operation Smile-V initiative launched by Hyderabad Police has helped in rescuing 325 children, who were either working as labourers or begging on the streets, since January 1 this year. Objective: To trace the missing children and rescue child labourers, Operation Smile-V was launched on January 1 across Telangana. Operation Smile also called as Operation Muskaan is an initiative of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to rescue/rehabilitate missing children


  3. A 'pink revolution, quietly takes shape in Maharasthra The objective is to breed imported pigs to address the problem of protein deficiency in a sizeable section of the population that has been deprived of access to affordable mea besides providing livelihood to farmers. Commercial pig farming in India for meat production is one of the best and profitable business ideas. But the main issue is Indian pig breeds are not suitable for high quality pork production.


  4. World Wetlands Day 2019 World Wetlands Day is celebrated on February 2 each year to mark the Day the Convention on Wetlands was adopted in the Iranian City of Ramsar in 1971 Theme: "Wetlands and Climate Change". Montreux Record: Montreux Record under the Convention is a register of wetland sites on the List of Wetlands of International Importance where changes in ecological character have occurred, are occurring, or are likely to occur as a result of technological developments, pollution or other human interference. It is maintained as part of the Ramsar List.


  5. Millet Village scheme It is a special scheme to promote the cultivation of cereals such as millet, ragi, bajra and maize by setting up a millet village at Attappady. The project aimed at protecting seeds of traditional varieties of millets and ensures food security and livelihood for tribals. Millet is a common term to categorize small-seeded grasses that are often termed nutri-cereals or dryland-cereals, and includes sorghum, pearl millet, ragi, small millet, foxtail millet, proso millet, barnyard millet, kodo millet and other millets. 160th session of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Council, held in Rome in December 2018, approved India's proposal to observe an International Year of Millets in 2023


  6. Kerala sets up drug price monitor: Kerala has become the first State to set up a price monitoring and research unit (PMRU) to track violation of prices of essential drugs and medical devices under the Drugs Price Control Order (DPCO Background: The move comes more than five years after the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA)proposed such a system for the States and the Union Territories. The new watchdog will offer technical help to the State Drug Controllers and the NPPA to monitor notified prices of medicines, detect violation of the provisions of the DPCO, look at price compliance, collect test samples of medicines, and collect and compile market-based data of scheduled as well as non-scheduled formulations.


  7. Know My India Programme: The National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH) is organizing a special workshop for 42 Youth in the age group of 15 to 22 years, who have been victims of communal violence in the past, under the Know My India Programme. Objectives of the workshop: 1. To help the children deal with the post-traumatic stress, provide them life tools to manage their emotions and eliminate disturbing impressions of the past events. 2. To have them experience deep relaxation and peace, give them a broader and more inclusive view of the world and how each individual is connected with the others beyond social identities NFCH is an autonomous organization under the administrative control of the Ministry of Home Affairs


  8. World Cancer Day 4th February is World Cancer Day. .It was declared by Union for International Cancer Control(UICC). . This day is dedicated to spread awareness about one of the deadliest diseases and reduce deaths caused by it by 2020. The theme is "I Am and I Will"


  9. Ashgabat Agreement . The Ashgabat agreement is a multimodal transport agreement between the governments of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, India and Oman for creating an international transport and transit corridor facilitating transportation of goods between Central Asia and the Persian Gulf . India formally joined in February 2018 The objective of this agreement is to enhance connectivity within Eurasian region and synchronize it with other transport corridors within that region including the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC)


  10. 1st Butterfly Park in UP Location- Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh . 100 species of flowers have been planted to attract butterflies. . More than 50 species of butterflies have been observed till date in the park.


  11. 1st Transgender Welfare Board . Maharashtra Government has decided to set up a Transgender Welfare Board in the State. This will help the transgenders to protect their Constitutional and Human Rights in a succesful manner. This kind of initiative is the first of its kind as taken by Maharashtra Govt


  12. MCQs for 04/02/2019 Q.1 Operation Smile, recently in news is related to A. Rescue/Rehabilitate missing children B. Educate the girls in shelter homes C. Free Health check of HIV patients D. Pension program for senior citizens


  13. Q.2 Consider the 1. 'Pink Revolution' is related to production of onions 2. Maharastra has taken steps to boost Pink Revolution Choose the correct code:- A. 1only B. 2only C. Both D. None the following statements


  14. Q.3 Montreux Record is related to A. Green house gases emission B. Wetlands C. Ozone depletion D. Wild life Species


  15. . Q.5 First State to set up a price monitoring and research unit (PMRU) to track violation of prices of essential drugs and medical devices under the Drugs Price Control Order (DPCO) A. Kerala B. Madhya Pradesh C. Rajasthan D. Karnataka


  16. . Q.5 First State to set up a price monitoring and research unit (PMRU) to track violation of prices of essential drugs and medical devices under the Drugs Price Control Order (DPCO) A. Kerala B. Madhya Pradesh C. Rajasthan D. Karnataka


  17. .Q.6 The National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH) works under: A. Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment B. Ministry of Home Affairs C. Ministry of Minority Affairs D. None


  18. Q.7 What is the name of the lander of Chandrayaan-2 mission ? . a)Satish b)Sawan . c)Vikram d)Vikas


  19. . Q.8 Who got Noble Prize for Medicine in 2018? . a)Yoshinori Ohsumi b)William C. Campbell and Satoshi Omura . c)James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo . d)Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W.Young


  20. Q.9 Which country has applied for its membership in Ashgabat Agreement but yet to be approved? . a)lran . b)Tajikistan c)Pakistan . d)Kyrgystan


  21. . Q.10 What is the study of butterflies known as? . a) Cetology . b) Felinology . c) Ornithology . d) Lepidopterology


  22. . Q.10 What is the study of butterflies known as? . a) Cetology . b) Felinology . c) Ornithology . d) Lepidopterology


  23. Q.11 Which transgender personality was awarded the first Padma Shri? . a) Prithika Yashini . b) Joyita Mondal . c) Narthaki Nataraj d)Sathyasri Sharmila


  24. Q.11 Which transgender personality was awarded the first Padma Shri? . a) Prithika Yashini . b) Joyita Mondal .C) Narthaki Nataraj d)Sathyasri Sharmila