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Mumbai's Victorian Gothic, Art Deco buildings get UNESCO World Heritage tag Mumbai now has equal number of UNESCO sites as Delhi, which has three- Red Fort, Qutub Minar and Humayun's Tomb. Maharashtra now has a total of five such sites, including the Ajanta and Ellora caves in Aurangabad Consider the following statements with reference to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization-UNESCO: 1.UNESCO is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Berlin 2.lt is the successor of the League of Nations' International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation. 3.lt is also a member of the United Nations Development Group. 4.Executive board is UNESCO's top decision-making body Select the correct answer using the codes given below: Codes: (a) 1 and 2 only (b) 2 and 4 only (c) 1, 2 and 4 only (d) 2, 3 and 4 only
The 42nd session of World Heritage Committee (WHC) meeting of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) held in Manama, Bahrain has inscribed four cultural sites on the World Heritage List 1) Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai (India), 2) Sassanid Archaeological Landscape of Fars region (Iran), 3) Hidden Christian Sites in Nagasaki Region (Japan) and 4) Sansa, Buddhist Mountain Monasteries in Korea (South Korea). Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai: These two ensembles bear testimony to the phases of modernization that Mumbai has undergone in course of the 19th and 20th centuries. Mumbai's Victorian ensemble includes Indian elements suited to climate, including balconies and verandas. Art Deco edifices are found in cinemas and residential buildings, having blend of Indian design with Art Deco imagery, creating unique style that has been described as Indo-Deco. Sassanid Archaeological Landscape of Fars region: They are eight archaeological sites situated in three geographical parts in southeast of Fars Province of Iran viz. Firuzabad, Bishapur and Sarvestan. These fortified structures, palaces, and city plans date back to earliest and latest times of Sassanian Empire (from 224 to 658 CE). These sites bear witness to influence of Achaemenid and Parthian cultural traditions and of Roman art, which had significant impact on architecture and artistic styles of the Islamic era.
Hidden Christian Sites in Nagasaki Region: It is located in north-western part of Kyushu Island The 12 components of the site consist of 10 villages, Hara Castle and cathedral, built between the 16th and 19th centuries. O Together they reflect earliest activities of Christian missionaries and settlers in Japan. These sites also bear unique testimony to cultural tradition nurtured by hidden Christians in Nagasaki region who secretly transmitted their faith during period of prohibition from 17th to 19th century. Sansa, Buddhist Mountain Monasteries in Korea: They are Buddhist mountain monasteries located throughout southern provinces of Korean Peninsula OThey are spatial arrangement of seven temples that comprise site, (established from 7th to 9th centuries), present common characteristics that are specific to Korea- "madang" (open courtyard) flanked by four buildings (pavilion, Buddha Hall, lecture hall and dormitory) They contain large number of individually remarkable structures, objects, documents and shrines. These mountain monasteries are sacred places, and have survived as living centres of faith and daily religious practice.
hindustantimes Kalidas Samman Sun 1) It is presented annually by Government of Madhya india world sports cities fifa world cup opinion entertainment lifestyle education photos videos board results 2018 HOME LIFESTYLE ART AND CULTURE Artist Anjolie Ela Menon conferred the Kalidas Award Pradesh for visual arts Anjolie Ela Menon also recently received a doctorate from Rabindra Bharati University 2) It was first awarded in 1980. 3) Pandit Ravi Shankar and MF Husain has received this RT AND CULTURE Updated: Jul 01, 2018 1137 S Artist Anjolie Ela Menon conferred the Kalidas Award award Select the correct answer using the codes given below: Codes: (a) 1 and 2 only ANS NEW DELHI, JULY 01, 2018 00:00 IST UPDATED: JULY 01, 2018 03:50 IST Anjolie Ela Menon She is a well-known muralist and one of India's leading contemporary (b) 2 and 3 only artists Her preferred medium is oil on masonite, but she also has worked in other media, including glass and water colour. (C) 3 Only (d) 1, 2 and 3 She is recipient of numerous national and international awards including the Padma Shri She recently received a doctorate from Rabindra Bharati University.
Kalidas Samman Kalidas Samman 1)lt is presented annually byolt is prestigious arts award presented annually by Government of Madhya Government of Madhya Pradesh Pradesh. 1980 Husain has received this oThe award is named after K lid sa, a renowned Classical 2)It was first awarded in Sanskrit writer of ancient India. olt was first awarded in 1980. Olt was initially conferred in alternate years in fields of 3)Pandit Ravi Shankar and MF Classical Music, Classical Dance, Theatre and Plastic award. Select the correct answer using the codes given below: Codes: (a) 1 and 2 only (b) 2 and 3 only (c) 3 only OFrom 1986-87 onwards, it was presented in all four oThe award is presented for outstanding achievement in oSome of the previous recipients are Pandit Ravi Shankar, Arts. fields every year. one of the four categories. MF Husain, Pandit Jasraj, Shambhu Mitra, Habib Tanvir, lo) 7 Only (d) 1, 2 and 3 Answer: D Ebrahim Alkazi etcs.
Why the question: The NITI Aayog has released first Delta ranking for 108 aspirational districts to measure their incremental progress across five developmental areas during two month period of April and May 2018. For these rankings, total 49 key performance indicators were mapped across five developmental areas: health and nutrition, education, financial inclusion and skill development, agriculture and water resources and basic Infrastructure. Which of the following is/are components of Transformation of Aspirational Districts programme: 1) Convergence of Central and State Schemes 2) Collaboration of Central, State level 'Prabhari' Officers and District Collectors 3) Competition among districts driven by Mass Movement or Jan Andolan. Select the correct answer using the codes given below: Codes: (a) 1 and 2 only (b) 1 and 3 only (c) 2 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3
Which of the following is/are components of Transformation of Aspirational Districts programme: Transformation of Aspirational Districts programme 1)The programme aims to quickly and effectively transform some of most underdeveloped districts of the country 1)Convergence of Central and State Schemes 2)The programme envisages rapid development of selected districts on basis of composite index based on five parameters health and nutrition, education, financial inclusion, skill development, agriculture and water resources and basic infrastructure. 2)Collaboration of Central, State level 'Prabhari' Officers and District Collectors 3)Competition among districts 3)lt focuses closely on improving people's ability to 4)lt seeks to bring these indicators in selected districts at 5)Broad contours of the programme are Convergence of driven by Mass Movement or Jan Andolan. participate fully in burgeoning economy Select the correct answer using the codes given below par with the better performing districts in the country (a) 1 and 2 only (b) 1 and 3 only (c) 2 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3 Answer: D Central and State Schemes; Collaboration of Central, State level 'Prabhari Officers and District Collectors and Competition among districts driven by Mass Movement or Jan Andolan.
Why the question: Portugal's Antonio Manuel de Carvalho Ferreira Vitorino (61) was elected as next Director General (DG) of International Organization for Migration (IOM) He will succeed incumbent DG William Lacy Swing who will be stepping down after completing the second of two five-year terms. Consider the following statements with reference to International Organisation for Migration (IOM): 1) IOM is UN Migration Agency and is leading intergovernmental organization. 2) It provides services and advice concerning migration to governments and migrants, including refugees, internally displaced persons and migrant workers. 3) It is headquartered in Geneva. Select the correct answer using the codes given below: Codes: (a) 1 and 2 only (b) 1 and 3 only (c) 2 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3
The Banks Board Bureau (BBB) has recommended 15 executive directors to be elevated as managing directors (MD) at THE TIMES OF INDIA BUSINESS n Business Budget India Business International Business Sensex Photos Videos GST Tax Calculator Sm Budget IFSCPAN Card Aadhaar Card IPO Income Tax Savings Growth Caiculator Re RCOMSEICS LAPNATIORCE B PNECUITIE Ocroes 4 N0 P5VBA various public sector banks (PSBs) Ult was headed by former Department of BBB recommends elevation of 15 executive directors as MD PSU bank Personnel and Training Secretary B P Sharma The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister will take the final decision in this regard. PTI1 Jun 30, 2018, 21:07 IST A. A+ ) Instagram will eventualy cnertake Facebook FIRSTPOST. POLITICS SPORTS INDIA WORLD BUSINESS ENTERTAINMENT TECH PHOTOS VIDEOS You are here Lated e Banks Board Bureau recommends 22 general managers for elevation as executive directors at public sector banks The Appointments Committee of Cabinet ACC) headed by Business Press Trust of Indila 2018 072045i a) Prime Minister b) Finance Minister c) Home Minister d) Speaker of Lok Sabha
Banks Board Bureau (BBB) Banks Board Bureau (BBB) 1)BBB is advisory authority and is autonomous and 2)It comprise of eminent professionals and officials 3)lt was announced by Union Government as part self-governing body of Central Government. to improve governance of PSBs. of seven point Indradhanush Mission to revamp BBB is advisory authority autonomous and self-governing body) of Central Government comprising eminent professionals and officials to improve governance of PSBs, PSBS Jlt was announced by Union Select the correct answer using the codes given below Codes: (a) 1 and 2 only (b) 2 and 3 only (c) 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3 Answer: D Government in August 2015 as part of seven point Indradhanush Mission to revamp PSBs and based on recommendations of RBI-appointed Navak Committee. Olt is based in Mumbai, Maharashtra. OThe first BBB was set up in February la) 7 Only 2016 under chairmanship of former CAG Vinod Rai.
International Day of Parliamentarism: 30 June The International Day of Parliamentarism is observed every year on June 30 across the globe with an aim to recognise role of parliaments in national plans and strategies and in ensuring greater transparency and accountability at national and global levels. wan to reconise role of parliamentsin national alan ional and The year 2018 marks first celebration of International Day of Parliamentarism. Parliamentary system of government falls into two categories: 1) bicameral (having two chambers of parliament) and 2) unicameral (having only one chamber). Out of 193 member countries of the United Nations, 79 are having bicameral legislatures and 114 are having unicameral legislatures. O The parliaments represent voice of people, pass laws, allocate funds to implement laws and policies, and hold governments to account. O The oldest parliament is Althingi, the Icelandic Parliament founded in 930.
Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) 1)IPU is global inter-parliamentary institution. 2)It was the first permanent forum for political multilateral negotiations. 3)lt is headquartered in Geneva. 4)lts initial objective was arbitration of conflicts. 5)The IPU has permanent observer status at UNGA Select the correct answer using the codes given below: Codes: (a) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 only (b) 2, 3 and 5 only (c) 1, 2 and 4 only (d) 1, 3 and 5 only
Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) 1)IPU is global inter-parliamentary OIPU is global inter-parliamentary institution olt was established in 1889 and was the first permanent institution 2)lt was the first permanent forum for forum for political multilateral negotiations. Olt is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Olts initial objective was arbitration of conflicts. It played political multilateral negotiations. 3)lt is headquartered in Geneva important role setting up Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. 4)lts initial objective was arbitration of conflicts 5)The IPU has permanent observer status oOver time, its mission has evolved towards promotion at UNGA. of democracy and inter-parliamentary dialogue. olt has worked for establishment of institutions at inter- Select the correct answer using the codes given below: Codes: (a) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 only (b) 2, 3 and 5 only (c) 1, 2 and 4 only (d) 1, 3 and 5 only Answer: D governmental level, including UN. Initially, IPU was for individual parliamentarians, but has since transformed into international organization of parliaments of sovereign states. oThe national parliaments of 178 countries are its members and 12 regional parliamentary assemblies are its associate members oThe IPU has permanent observer status at UNGA.
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