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5 FEB- Current Affairs (PIB and The Hindu)
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  1. Press Information Bureau THE HINDU Ashish Malik's Daily Current Affairs (With MCQs)- 05/02/19 unacademy - AshishMalik-8996

  2. Braille Voter Slips For Visually Impaired And Blind Braille is a script with raised dots that can be read with the fingers by people who are blind or who have low vision. It is a tactical reading and writing system used by blind and visually impaired people who cannot access print materia.

  3. Braille Voter Slips For Visually Impaired And Blind The Election Commission of India will be issuing Braille voter slips for the visually impaired and blind voters in the Lok Sabha elections due this year. The Braille voter slips were already issued during the recently held assembly polls.

  4. The initiative is part of the strategic framework for 'accessible elections', The Election commission of India also plans to provide Braille election photo identity cards. The Electronic voting machines already have the Braille feature The ballot paper pasted on the machine with name and symbol of candidates is Braille enabled

  5. Strategic Framework on Accessible Elections The Strategic Framework on Accessible Elections is a compilation of guidelines issued by Election Commission of India and the Department for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social justice and Empowerment, Government of India

  6. The guidelines aim to build on sensitization through education and training, community involvement of different sections of society, effective partnership with institutions and originations and creation of facilities to cater to the specific needs of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) with a view to increasing their participation.

  7. Manipur Filmmaker To Return Padma Shri Protest Against Citizenship Amendment Bill Renowned Filmmaker from Manipur Aribam Syam Sharma has decided to return his 2006 Padma Shri award in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

  8. Why the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 has become controversial? The citizenship amendment bill 2016 aims to amend the Citizenship Act of 1955. The controversial features of the bill are The bill allows the Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan to apply for Indian citizenship.

  9. The bill relaxes the 11-year cutoff to six years out of 14, for immigrants of the six religions from the three countries. The bill is criticised for being communal as it grants citizenship on the basis of religion. It is also argued that the bill is against the basic structure of the constitution aS the Supreme Court has upheld secularism as a basic structure of the constitution. It is said that the bill also violates Article 14 which promotes equality.

  10. The North-Eastern States have often witnessed protests seeking identification of these illegal immigrants and deporting them. Assam Accord and National Registry of Citizens were aimed at curbing the menace of the illegal immigrants. The people of North East fear that if the bill is implemented their struggle for years would be undermined and there would be a heavy Social, Economical and political burden on the North-East.

  11. Odisha launched Kalia scholarship scheme On february 4,2019 , Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched scholarship scheme named 'KALIA Chhatravritti Yojana',for the children of farmers under Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme in Keonjhar district. .Under this scheme, the beneficiaries will be provided scholarships to pursue higher education in professional courses at free of cost. .Children of farmers who have taken admission at Government Professional colleges on merit basis are eligible for this scheme.

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  13. National Road Safetya Road safety Week Road safety week is a national event aimed at raising public awareness about traffic rules and ultimately to reduce casualties due to road accidents 30th Road Safety Week 2019 will be celebrated in India from 04th February (Monday) to the 10th February (Sunday) Theme for Road Safety Week 2019 is same as last year - "Sadak Suraksha-Jeevan Raksha", Nitin Gadkari and Sushma Swaraj has flagged off a motor car rally to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The rally will travel through places historically associated with Gandhiji, both in India, as well as in Bangladesh and Myanmar. It will conclude at Yangon in Myanmar on the 24th of this month, covering a total distance of 7250 km.

  14. US pulls out of Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty with Russia On 1st February 2019,the United States of America pulls out of Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty with Russia. Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty was between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the elimination of their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles. It prohibits the US and Russia from possessing, producing or test-flying a ground-launched cruise missile with a range of 300 to 3,400 miles.

  15. 12th Regional Standards Conclave It was held in Bhubaneswar (Odisha) that took place on 1st Feb on the occasion of 4th day of the trade fair. This conclave was organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CIl) in collaboration with the Department of Commerce, Government of India, MSME Department of the Odisha, National Accreditation Board of Certification Bodies (NABCB), Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Centre for Research in International Trade (CRIT) and Export Inspection Council (EIC)

  16. Standards Conclave CII tic 12h Regional Standards Conclave Bhubaneswar 01 February 2019 CHs CIn SUDHANSHU PANDEY LN GUPTA SURINA RAJAN SANTOS

  17. MCQs - 05/02/2019 Q-1 Odisha is natural habitat for which type of turtle? a) Olive Ridley b) Hawksbill c) Green d) Leatherback

  18. Q-2 Which country was the source of largest FDI inflow in India in 2018- 2019? a) Singapore b) Germany c) Poland d) Mauritius Poland

  19. Q-4 The theme for Road Safety Week 2019 is? FIRST a) Walk for Road Safety b) Road Safety-Time for action c) Your Security, Safeguards your family d) Sadak Suraksha-Jeevan Raksha

  20. Q-5 Where was the World Economic Forum 2019 annual meeting held? a) Davos-Klosters b) Geneva c) Orlando d) India WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

  21. Q-6 As per INRF treaty which type of missiles have to be eliminated? Missiles Banned By The INF Treaty Signed by U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987, the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty banned these missiles: a) Intermediate Range b) Short Range c) None d) Both

  22. Q-6 As per INRF treaty which type of missiles have to be eliminated? Missiles Banned By The INF Treaty Signed by US. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987, the Intenmediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty banned these missiles a) Intermediate Range b) Short Range c) None d) Both

  23. Q-7 Under which operation 352 children working in factories and hazardous environment has been rescued? a) Operation Smile b) Operation Thunder c) Operation Polo d) Operation Goodwill