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Current Affairs Questions on 21, 22 January 2019 :
Who will be conferred by Gandhi Peace Prize for 2018?
A. Akshaya Patra Foundation
B. Sulabh International
C. Yohei Sasakawa
D. Vivekananda Kendra
Answer: C
Explanation: Gandhi Peace Prize for 2018 will be conferred on Yohei Sasakawa who is Goodwill Ambassador of the World Health Organization for Leprosy Eradication. The award will be given to Sasakawa in recognition of his work towards eradication of the disease in India and across the world. Ekal Abhiyan Trust has been chosen for the award for year 2017 while Akshaya Patra Foundation and Sulabh International will share the award for 2016. Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari bagged the award for 2015. Vivekananda Kendra will be awarded for its contribution in rural development, education, development of natural resources.  The award carries an amount of Rs 1 Crore, a Citation in a scroll, a plaque as well as an exquisite traditional handicraft/handloom item.

Dr. Shivakumara Swami was associated with which filed?
A. Science
B. Religion
C. Politics
D. Music
Answer: B
Explanation: Dr. Shivakumara Swami, the 111-year-old head of the Siddaganga Mutt, passed away on 20th January 2019 at the mutt in Tumakuru. His body will be kept at the mutt premises till Tuesday to enable people to pay their last respects. The burial is expected to be held in the evening. The Karnataka government has declared three-day mourning and a State-wide public holiday on 21st January 2019. The death of Shivakumara Swami, who had braved many medical procedures despite his advanced age, was announced by Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy. Recalling his contribution as an educationist and a social reformer, the Chief Minister said, "He provided free education to thousands of children from depressed classes." Mr. Kumaraswamy also appealed for calm.

The 15th edition of the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) began at which city?
A. Prayagraj
B. Lucknow
C. Jaipur
D. Varanasi
Answer: D
Explanation: The 15th edition of the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) began at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh on January 21, 2019, giving a chance to the Indian diaspora to participate in the ongoing Kumbha Mela. For the first time in the history of Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas, the event is being held in Varanasi, the cultural and spiritual capital of India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will formally inaugurate the event on January 22, 2019, along with his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth, the Chief Guest of the event. Around 6,000 non-resident Indians (NRIs) are expected to take part in the three-day event.

Which company launches e-platform under Project ReWeave to help Handloom weavers?
A. Google
B. Infosys
C. Microsoft
D. Facebook
Answer: C
Explanation: Microsoft India launched a new e-commerce platform ‘re-weave.in’ under project ReWeave to aid handloom weavers. The e-commerce platform would connect artisans to the buyers directly enabling them to expand to newer customers and markets. Provide a platform to showcase signature collections created by the weaver communities, showcase traditional designs and products created from natural dyes to a broad set of customers. Project ReWeave was initiated by Microsoft India (R&D) Pvt. Limited in 2016 as part of its Philanthropies efforts, with the aim to revive the handloom weaving ecosystem in India.......Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK


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