- Which unique app has been launched by the Election Commission of India (ECI) for people to report model code violations?
Correct Answer: A [cVigil]
Notes:The Election Commission of India (ECI) has launched user-friendly android app “cVigil” for citizens to report any violation of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) during elections.
The unique Internet-based beta version of the application ‘cVIGIL’ stands for “citizens’ vigil”.
The app will be active only in States where elections have been announced. The application will be operationalised for the first time from the forthcoming Assembly elections in the States of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram and Rajasthan.
By using this app, citizens can immediately report on incidents of misconduct within minutes of having witnessed them and without having to rush to the office of the returning officer to lodge a complaint. The user will get 5 minutes to report an incident after having clicked a picture or a video. To prevent any misuse, the app will not allow uploading of the pre-recorded or old images and videos.
The new app is expected to fill in all these gaps and create a fast-track complaint reception and redressal system.
2.The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) launched its e-marketing system “KIMIS” in New Delhi. What does “KIMIS” stands for?[A] Khadi Institution Management and Infallible System [B] Khadi Institution Management and Industrial System [C] Khadi Institution Management and Infographic System [D] Khadi Institution Management and Information System
Correct Answer: D [Khadi Institution Management and Information System]
Notes:The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has launched its in-house developed & single integrated e-marketing platform named Khadi Institution Management and Information System (KIMIS) in New Delhi on July 3, 2018.
The system can be accessed from anywhere in the country for the sale and purchase of Khadi and Village Industries products.
This software will give real-time data of sales and will also give the updated status of stocks of khadi bhawans and godowns, allowing better planning and control of inventory of the KVIC.
Approx 480 Khadi institutions and showrooms are linked with this billing software and it will be useful in raising demand and supply of goods in high demand.
3.The Union government has constituted a ministerial panel to decide on fund allocation from CRIF for infrastructure projects. The panel will be headed by whom?[A] Minister of Finance [B] Minister of Information and Broadcasting [C] Minister of Labour and Employment [D] Minister of Road Transport and Highways
Correct Answer: A [Minister of Finance]
Notes:The Union government has constituted a ministerial panel headed by the finance minister to decide about fund allocation for infrastructure projects from the Central Road and Infrastructure Fund (CRIF) announced in the budget.
The 4-member committee will approve recommendations made by the sub-committee headed by the Economic Affairs Secretary on list of infrastructure projects to be financed from the CIRF. Other members of the committee include Minister of Road Transport and Highways; Shipping; Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Railways Minister and Human Resource Development Minister.
The 15-member sub-committee has secretaries from different ministries who will examine and evaluate proposals received from ministries on infrastructure projects. Besides, it will prioritize the list of infrastructure projects each year for being financed by the fund. The budget 2018 has amended the Central Road Fund Act, 2000, and has renamed the Central Road Fund as CRIF.
4.The world’s first all-digital art museum has opened in which country?[A] Germany [B] Japan [C] Italy [D] India
Correct Answer: B [Japan]
Notes:The world’s first all-digital art museum has opened at the MORI Building Digital Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan. It features around 50 kaleidoscopic installations triggered by motion sensors, which are projected across every surface of the 100,000-square-foot exhibit space with the help of lights.
The museum appears to be a set of halls with black walls without the lights.
5.The 2018 World Sports Journalists Day (WSJD) is observed on which date?[A] July 5 [B] July 4 [C] July 3 [D] July 2
Correct Answer: D [July 2]
Notes:The World Sports Journalists Day (WSJD) is observed every year on July 2 to mark the services of sports journalists for the promotion of sports.
This day has been earmarked as the official day of celebration because of its significance as the date when the International Sports Press Association (ISPA) was established at the 1924 Paris Olympics.
The purpose of the day is to encouraged sports journalists to strive for excellence in their work and to set an example to the world – not only to the world of sport, but to the world at large.