- Who has been appointed the new Chairperson of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR): Priyanka Kanungoo.
Explanation: Priyank Kanoongo has been appointed the new Chairperson of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) for a period of 3 years. The post of chairperson fell vacant after Stuti Kacker’s tenure ended on September 16, 2018. The NCPCR is a statutory body, which was set up by an Act of Parliament in 2007 under the Commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005.
- Which country to host the 2019 IAAF World Relays: Japan.
Explanation: The 4th edition of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relays 2019 will be hosted by Japan Association of Athletics Federations (JAAF) at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama (near Tokyo), which is scheduled to begin from May 11-12, 2019. The 2019 edition of IAAF World Relayswill serve as a qualifier for the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha and the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
- Who led the Indian delegation at the 6th RCEP Inter-sessional Ministerial Meeting (IMM): CR Chaudhary.
Explanation: The 6th RCEP Inter-sessional Ministerial Meeting (IMM) was held in Singapore on 12-13 October, 2018. The Ministers from 16 RCEP countries discussed modern, comprehensive and mutually beneficial economic partnership agreement among ASEAN and ASEAN’s FTA partners. The Indian delegation was led by CR Chaudhary, the Minister of State for Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.
- On which date, the 2018 Rashtriya Mahila Kisan Diwas is celebrated in India: October 15.
Explanation: Rashtriya Mahila Kisan Diwas is celebrated every year on 15th of October to increase active participation of women in agriculture & allied sectors. Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh will address the function in New Delhi on this occasion . In 2016, the Ministry had decided to observe 15th of October as Rashtriya Mahila Kisan Diwas.
- Paul Allen, who passed away recently, co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in which year: 1975.
Explanation: Paul Allen (65), who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates, has passed away in Seattle . In 1975, they founded the Microsoft at Albuquerque in New Mexico to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800 hobby-kit personal computer.
- India’s first agri and food business online learning platform has launched in which city: Warangal.
Explanation: The SRiX Agri-Business Academy, which is an Indo-UK collaborative initiative, has been launched at SR Innovation Exchange (SRiX) Campus in Warangal. It is India’s first agri and food business online learning platform and was launched by Andrew Fleming, the British Deputy High Commissioner at Hyderabad .
- Which is the official mascot of 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup: Olly.
Explanation: The 14th edition of the Men’s Hockey World Cup will be held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar from 28 November to 16 December, 2018. Turtle Olly has been declared as the official mascot of 2018 tournament at the Puri sea beach in Odisha. Alongside the promotion of the event, the mascot aims to raise awareness about the conservation of the Olive Ridley turtle, which is said to be on the verge of extinction in the state of Odisha.