1.Which Union Ministry implements the PM-FME Scheme, which was seen in the news recently?
[A] Ministry of Agriculture
[B] Ministry of Food Processing Industries
[C] Ministry of Consumer affairs, Food and Public Distribution
[D] Ministry of Heavy Industries
Explanation: The Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro food processing Enterprises (PM-FME) Scheme is a centrally sponsored scheme, launched under the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, under Food Processing Ministry. Recently, Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated the capacity building component of the scheme. With an outlay of Rs 10,000 crore over a period of five years it aims to formalise micro-enterprises in the unorganized segment of the food processing industry. ©navclasses
2.Which Indian state/UT has launched ‘Abhayam’ app for safety of women passengers?
[A] Tamil Nadu
[B] Andhra Pradesh
Explanation: Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has recently launched ‘Abhayam’ mobile phone application. The app has bene launched with an aim to help women and children to raise alarm in case of any emergency, while travelling in taxis and auto-rickshaws. As a pilot project, as many as 1000 auto-rickshaws fitted with Internet-of -Things (IoT)-enabled GPS devices will be launched. ©navclasses
3.Which Union Ministry has launched a portal for transgender persons to apply gender identity certificate?
[A] Ministry of Women and Child Development
[B] Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
[C] Ministry of Home Affairs
[D] Ministry of Law and Justice
Explanation: The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has recently launched a portal that will enable transgender persons to apply online for certification of their self-perceived gender identity. Transgender persons can upload declaration of their gender identity, which will be the basis for their identity certificates to be issued by the district magistrate. The Minister opened ‘Garima Greh: A Shelter Home for Transgender Persons’ in Gujarat. The Ministry will open such homes in all states. ©navclasses
4.What is the name of the portal launched by the Environment Ministry to address climate change and environmental issues?
[A] Paryavaran Portal
[B] Bhoomi Portal
[C] India Climate Change Knowledge Portal
[D] Delhi Pollution Portal
Explanation: The Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar has recently launched a portal named India Climate Change Knowledge Portal. The portal would contain all major initiatives taken by the Government of India address the climate change and environment related issues. The portal is expected to be a single point of information regarding climate change initiatives. ©navclasses
5.Which state has created ‘Matru Sahyogini Samiti’ to combat malnutrition?
[A] Tamil Nadu
[C] Madhya Pradesh
[D] Himachal Pradesh
Explanation: The state Government of Madhya Pradesh government has issued a directive to form Matru Sahyogini Samiti’ or Mothers’ Cooperation Committees. These committees will comprise 10 mothers at each anganwadi, to ensure better monitoring of services delivered at anganwadis. This is ultimately aimed to check malnutrition among children in the state. ©navclasses
6.Which campaign of India has been recently appreciated by the World Health Organisation (WHO)?
[A] Fitness Ka Dose Aadha Ghanta Roz
[B] Fit Hai to Hit Hai
[C] Khelo India
[D] Run India Run
Explanation: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recently appreciated India’s initiative of ‘Fitness Ka Dose, Aadha Ghanta Roz’. The campaign, which aims to promote physical activity, was launched as part of the nation-wide Fit India Movement. It urges all Indians to follow at least 30 minutes of fitness activities every day. This is on the lines with the WHO fitness campaign. ©navclasses
7.Which state government has inaugurated ‘Farmer Registration and Unified Beneficiary Information System (FRUITS) Portal for farmers?
[A] Tamil Nadu
Explanation: The state government of Karnataka has inaugurated the ‘Farmer Registration and Unified Beneficiary Information System (FRUITS), an e-Governance Portal for farmers. It aims to create a single repository of all details of the farm lands and farm loans of all farmers of the state. Farmers will be given an identification number on the portal, using which banks can access the details before lending. Canara Bank is set to run FRUITS portal on a pilot basis. ©navclasses
8.Which Indian state has announced Rs 10,000 crore worth development projects to be completed in 100 days?
[A] Tamil Nadu
[C] Andhra Pradesh
Explanation: The state government in Kerala has announced Rs 10,000 crore worth development projects would be completed or launched in the next 100 days. The Chief Minister also announced that nine new industrial units, including the Defence Park in Palakkad would be inaugurated. The state also targets job openings through poverty eradication mission, Kudumbashree. ©navclasses
9.How many Ministries have partnered for the Toycathon Initiative, which was recently launched?
Explanation: The Government of India has launched a new initiative called the ‘Toycathon’, to promote indigenous toy industry and reduce imports. Six Ministries, including Education, Women & child development, Textile, Commerce and industries, MSME, I&B and AICTE are collaborating for this initiative. Students, Teachers, Design experts and start-ups will work together to develop indigenous toys and games. ©navclasses
10.‘NISHTHA’ and ‘DIKSHA’ are the initiatives of which Union Ministry?
[A] Ministry of MSME
[B] Ministry of Education
[C] Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
[D] Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Explanation: Union Education Ministry issues guidelines for identification, admission and supportive education of migrant children. The guidelines include Continued Education for Out of School Children (OoSC) and Children with Special Needs (CWSN), Enrolment Drives and Awareness Generation, Support while schools are closed and Teacher Capacity Building via NISHTHA training modules and DIKSHA portal. ©navclasses