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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 19 Dec 2019

Question 1.

Answer- c

Explanation:

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) recently named a star as “Bhibha” and also named its planet as “Santamasa” after Indian Woman Scientist Bhibha Choudhury. Bhibha led to the discovery of subatomic particle pi-meson.

Question 2.

Answer- a

Explanation :

  • Government e-commerce portal GeM has launched a national outreach programme “GeM Samvaad” to bring on-board more local sellers.

Question 3.

Answer- b
  • To promote the orange fruit and encourage its growers, “Orange” festival was organised at district Tamenglong in Manipur.

Question 4.

Answer c

Explanation :

  • On 4 December 2000, the General Assembly, taking into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world, proclaimed 18th December as International Migrants Day.
  • On that day, in 1990, the Assembly adopted the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families.
  • Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.
  • With 173 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries.
  • In 2016 Member States of the United Nations (UN), through the General Assembly, unanimously adopted a resolution approving the Agreement to make the International Organization for Migration (IOM) a Related Organization of the UN. 
  • India is a Member State to the IOM.
  • IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.

 

Question 5.

Answer-  a

Explanation:

  • The Tansen Music Festival or the Tansen Sangeet Sammelan or the Tansen Utsav is held every year in order to celebrate the memory of one of the greatest artists in Indian history, ‘Tansen’.
  • Tansen was one of the nine gems in the court of one of the greatest Mughal rulers of India, Emperor Akbar.
  • This is  popular classical music festival, held every year in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, near the tomb of Tansen at Behat.
  • The department of culture, Madhya Pradesh government organizes annual four day.
  • Tansen Award was instituted by Madhya Pradesh government to honour the individual artists with significant contribution to Hindustani Classical Music.
  • This award carries a cash prize of Rs. 2 Lakh along with a memento.
  • Pandit Vidyadhar Vyas will be honoured with this year’s prestigious Tansen Samman award.

 

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