The National Commission for Women (NCW) was established on 31 January 1992 under which of the following Act?
- Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed to the 30th National Commission for Women (NCW) Foundation Day
- The theme of the programme is ‘She The Change Maker’, aimed at celebrating the achievements of women in different fields.
- Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani will also be present on the occasion.
About the Event
- The State Commissions for Women, Department of Women and Child Development in State Governments, University and College teaching faculty and students, voluntary organisations, women entrepreneurs and business associations will be a part of the event.
About the National Commission for Women
- The National Commission for Women (NCW) is the statutory body of the Government of India established on 31 January 1992 under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990.
- The first head of the commission was Jayanti Patnaik.
Function of National Commission for Women
- Advising the government on all policy matters affecting women.
- Review the Constitutional and Legal safeguards for women.
- Recommend remedial legislative measures.
- Facilitate redressal of grievances.
When is the Martyr’s Day Observed in India every Year?
- The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his Punya Tithi on Martyrs’ Day.
- Martyr’s Day or Shaheed Diwasis observed every year on January 30 in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi.
- Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated at Birla House by Nathuram Godse on 30th January,1948.
- On this day, the President, Vice-President, Prime Minister, Defence Minister, and the three service chiefs (Army, Air Force, and Navy) come together to lay floral wreaths at the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi in Raj Ghat, New Delhi.
With reference to Australian Tennis Open 2022, which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
1. Rafael Nadal and Ashleigh Barty lifted Men and Women title respectively.
2. Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis won Men's doubles Title.
3. Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova won Women's doubles Title.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
- Rafael Nadal (Spain) win a titanic five-set duel with Daniil Medvedev and claim a record 21st Grand Slam men’s title in the Australian Open final.
- Ashleigh Barty became the first Australian to win her home Grand Slam Women’s title in 44 years, beat American Danielle Collins in straight sets.
- Men’s doubles – Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis
- Women’s doubles – Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova
- Mixed doubles – Kristina Mladenovic and Ivan Dodig
About Australian Open
- The Australian Open is a tennis tournament held annually at Melbourne Park in Melbourne,
- The tournament is the first of the four Grand Slamtennis events held each year, preceding the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open.
- It features men’s and women’s singles; men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles; junior’s championships; and wheelchair, legends, and exhibition events.
- Before 1988, it was played on grass courts, but since then three types of hard-court surfaces have been used: green-coloured Rebound Ace up to 2007, blue Plexicushion from 2008 to 2019, and blue GreenSet since 2020.
- First held in 1905 as the Australasian championships, the Australian Open has grown to become one of the biggest sporting events in the Southern Hemisphere.
The world’s largest canal lock has recently been unveiled in which of the following country?
- Dutch King Willen-Alexander opened the largest lock in the world opened with the click of a mouse.
- The 500-meter (1,640-foot) long and 70-meter-wide lock in Ijmuiden, a small port town connecting the North Sea Canal to the port of Amsterdam.
- The huge infrastructure project began in 2016.
- It was designed to allow large modern cargo ships to reach the port of Amsterdam.
- The structure is also deep enough that ships no longer have to wait for a favorable water level to enter the canal.
- The new lock will not only benefit the economy, but thanks to the technical expertise involved, sea level rise and salt water inflow have also been taken into account,”
With reference to Intercontinental ballistic missile, which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
1. The first Intercontinental ballistic missile was deployed by the Soviet Union in 1958
2. It has a range of more than 3,500 miles (5,600 km).
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
- North Korea conducted its longest-range missile test since 2017, after Japan and South Korea reported a suspected ballistic missile had been launched into the sea from the country’s east coast.
- The Japanese and South Korean militaries said the missile was launched on a lofted trajectory, apparently to avoid the territorial spaces of neighbours, and reached a maximum altitude of 2,000 km and travelled 800 km before landing in the sea.
- The flight details suggest the North tested its longest-range ballistic missile since 2017, when it twice flew intermediate-range ballistic missiles over Japan and, separately, three intercontinental ballistic missiles that demonstrated the potential to reach deep into the American homeland.
North Korea Statement
- North Korea confirmed it had tested two long range cruise missiles.
Ballistic missile –
- Ballistic missile, a rocket-propelled self-guided strategic-weapons system that follows a ballistic trajectory to deliver a payload from its launch site to a predetermined target.
- Ballistic missiles can carry conventional high explosives’ as well as chemical, biological or nuclear
- They can be launched from aircraft, ships, and submarines in addition to land-based silos and mobile platforms.
Intercontinental ballistic missile
- ICBM, in full Intercontinental ballistic missile, Land-based, nuclear-armed ballistic missile with a range of more than 3,500 miles (5,600 km).
- Only the United States, Russia, and China field land-based missiles of this range.
- The first ICBMs were deployed by the Soviet Union in 1958; the United States followed the next year and China some 20 years later.
Which of the following app has been launched to make live proceedings of Parliament accessible to citizens?
- Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has launched the official mobile application of the Parliament named ‘Digital Sansad App’.
- The digital sansad app was launched to make it easier for people to follow proceedings in Parliament and their lawmakers.
- IT offers a 360-degree view of legislative activities and services for members.
- The app will help people in accessing archival data related to all Lok Sabhas. People would also be able to access speeches, debates, etc.
- IT contains information on budget speeches since 1947 as well as House discussions from 12th Lok Sabha to 17th Lok Sabha.
Who is has been re-elected as President of Italy to a second seven-year term?
- Mattarella, 80, agrees to serve a second seven-year term after political parties fail to find an acceptable alternative.
- He had long ruled out remaining in office, but with the country’s political stability at risk, he changed his mind in the face of appeals from parliamentary leaders who met him at the presidential palace earlier in the day.
Vellalore Lake has become a butterfly hotspot. Where is this lake situated?
- The green zone along the 90- acre Vellalore Lake, with native trees and flowers, draws more than 80 species.
- A miyawaki forest canopy with towering native trees and a dense belt of flowering plants has turned the city’s Vellalore Lake into a butterfly hotspot.
- Blue Mormons, the fourth largest butterfly of India and State butterfly of Maharashtra, have been sighted in great numbers.
- A beautiful bluish-green butterfly called the common banded peacock, as like medus brown, chocolate albatross, and bamboo tree brown buzzed around the nectaring plants at the lake much to the excitement of butterfly enthusiasts.