1.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
2.‘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
3.What is the name of the awareness campaign organised by Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA)?
Explanation: The Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) of Union Petroleum Ministry has launched a month-long awareness campaign named SAKSHAM. It is intended to create awareness among common public about fossil fuels, the health & environmental impacts of increasing carbon footprints. The campaign would strive consumers to adopt cleaner fuel and bring about efficient use of fossil fuels. ©navclasses
4.‘Udyam Sarathi’ and ‘Abhyudaya’ are the initiatives of which Indian state/UT?
[C] Madhya Pradesh
[D] Uttar Pradesh
Explanation: The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh has recently launched a mobile app named ‘Udyam Sarathi’ for seeking employment, as a part of the 3-day event marking UP DIWAS. The state also announced the proposal to launch ‘Abhyudaya’ coaching centres, which would benefit the students who are preparing for various competitive examinations. ©navclasses
5.‘Manufacturing Zones under Atmanirbhar Bharat Package’ scheme is to be implemented by which Union Ministry?
[A] Ministry of Heavy Industries
[B] Ministry of Power
[C] Ministry of Commerce and Industry
[D] Ministry of Communication
Explanation: The Ministry of Power is set to launch a domestic manufacturing programme for critical power and renewable energy equipment. The scheme titled ‘Manufacturing Zones under Atmanirbhar Bharat Package’ was announced in the Union Budget. With an outlay of Rs 1,500 crore in the coming financial year, the scheme includes setting up three manufacturing zones per year. ©navclasses
6.What is the name of campaign launched by Delhi administration, to promote electric vehicles?
[A] Green Delhi
[B] Clean Delhi
[C] Switch Delhi
[D] Current Delhi
Explanation: The Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal launched a campaign called ‘Switch Delhi’. This is aimed to promote use of electric vehicles and the CM has appealed to the public to use electric vehicles to curb air pollution in the national capital. It is also stated that, the Government of Delhi will hire only electric vehicles for various purposes in the next six weeks. ©navclasses
7.Education Ministry is to rename Samagra Shiksha Scheme-funded residential schools and hostels after whose name?
[A] Mahatma Gandhi
[B] Netaji Subash Chandra Bose
[C] Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
[D] B R Ambedkar
Explanation: The Education Ministry is set to name the 383 residential schools and 680 hostels funded under the Samagra Shiksha Scheme as ‘Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose residential schools. Under the Samagra Shiksha Scheme, the Ministry provides financial assistance to States and UTs to open and run residential schools, to promote schooling in less populated areas and tribal areas. ©navclasses
8.Which state in India has introduced 16-digit Unicode system for land identity?
[B] Madhya Pradesh
[C] Uttar Pradesh
Explanation: The state Government of Uttar Pradesh has introduced a system of allotting 16-digit Unicode to mark all kinds of landholdings in the state. This system would ensure that every piece of land in UP would bear the Unicode and hence would pave way to prevent disputes. Also, it is expected to prevent fraudulent land transactions. ©navclasses
9.As per the recent statistics released by MoHUA, which state tops in the disbursal of loans under PM SVANidhi scheme?
[B] Uttar Pradesh
[D] Madhya Pradesh
Explanation: As per the recent data released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry, almost one-fourth of the loan amount was disbursed in Uttar Pradesh at Rs 354.26 crore. It is followed by Madhya Pradesh and Telangana. This information is collected till January 2021. Out of the 18.38 lakh applications, 13.82 lakh received loans amounting to Rs 1,363.88 crore. ©navclasses
10.Government is to frame design for Deep-Sea Fishing Vessels (DSFV), to implement which scheme?
[A] PM KISAN Yojana
[B] PM Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY)
[C] PM Fishery Kisan Yojana
[D] PM Machli Vikas Yojana
Explanation: The Government has set up a Nodal Authority to frame Approved Standardised Deep-Sea Fishing Vessels (DSFV) Design and Specifications (ASDDS). This step aims to help state fisheries departments to fast track the implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY). Those vessels constructed in compliance with Shipping Ministry shall be eligible for subsidy under PMSSY scheme. ©navclasses