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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 22 Oct 2019
Rajnath Singh has recently inaugurated Col. Chewang Rinchen Setu which has been constructed at an altitude of 14,650 feet in the forward area of Ladakh region.
This bridge has been built by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO). This Bridge is built on the strategically important road Durbuk Shyok Daulat Beg Oldie in sub sector north in eastern Ladakh.
Archaeologists uncovered the ancient city of Mahendraparvata located in Cambodia.
One of the first capitals of the Khmer empire, the city is located deep in the Phnom Kulen mountains of North Cambodia.
‘Mahendraparvata’ means the mountain of Indra, King of the Gods.
The G20 Health Ministers meeting was recently concluded by adopting the “OkayamaDeclaration of the G 20 Health Ministers“.
The declaration, having 52 articles, endorses the Commitment of G20 countries to address the major global health issues, and to pave the way towards an inclusive and sustainable world, as envisioned in the 2030 agenda for sustainable development.
The Wangala Festival is the biggest harvest festival of the Garo tribe in Meghalaya.
It is held in honor of the Sun God of fertility, the festival marks the end of the sowing season and agricultural year.
It’s celebrated by the beating of drums, blowing horns, and traditional dancing.
The highlight is the sound of 100 drums (nagaras) being beaten together.
Hence, the alternative name for the festival, 100 Drum Wangala Festival.
The UNHRC is an inter-governmental body within UN responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe.
It was created by UN General Assembly Resolution 60/251 on March 20016.
It replaced former UN Commission on Human Rights.
It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
Its resolutions are not legally binding but carry moral authority.
Recently, UNGA has elected 14 States to the 47 member body of UNHRC.