1.WE HUB, India’s first state-led incubator, was the initiative of which Indian state?
Explanation: WE HUB, India’s first state-led incubator, was launched in 2017 by Telangana, promote women entrepreneurship. It has recently announced its partnership with Gujarat’s i-Hub, to encourage and support start-ups in raising funds. Incubation programs for women entrepreneurs in both the state will be conducted. Government supported exposure visits across both the states will also be provided. ©navclasses
2.The Central Government has approved the construction of over 1.68 lakh houses under which scheme?
[A] Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Urban
[B] Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Gramin
[C] Smart Cities Scheme
[D] Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana National Urban Livelihoods Mission.
Explanation: The Indian Government has approved the construction of over 1.68 lakh houses in urban areas under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Urban. As per the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry, the total number of houses sanctioned so far stands at 1.1 crore. Under PMAY-U, 41 lakh houses have been completed so far and over 70 lakh houses are under construction. ©navclasses
3.Which Indian state/UT has launched the new M-Sand Policy-2020?
[C] Madhya Pradesh
Explanation: Rajasthan state has launched the new M-Sand Policy-2020 recently. The state Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said the state government aims to meet the quantity of sand needed for construction work in the state. This would encourage the production of manufactured sand or M-sand and reduce the dependence on traditional sand. ©navclasses
4.‘What does ‘R’ stand in the STARS project, co-sponsored by World Bank, which was in news recently?
Explanation: ‘STARS’ stand for Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States. It is a project of the Union Ministry of Education for improving the quality of education in six selected states. The total project cost of project is Rs 5718 crore with the financial support of World Bank amounting to approximately Rs. 3700 crore. Recently, the agreement for the financial support of the project was signed with World Bank. ©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.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
7.Which type of Steel has been included under the Production Linked Scheme (PLI)?
[A] Speciality Steel
[B] Stainless Steel
[C] Carbon Steel
[D] Alloy Steel
Explanation: The Government has approved inclusion of ‘Specialty Steel’ under the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme. A financial outlay of Rs 6322 Cr has been made to promote the domestic manufacturing of ‘Specialty Steel’. It aims to attract capital investment, generate employment and enhance technology up-gradation in the steel sector. ©navclasses
8.‘Swavalamban Sashakt – Mega Campaign’ has been launched by Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs of India (COWE) and ………….?
Explanation: Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), in partnership with the Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs of India (COWE), has launched the ‘Swavalamban Sashakt – Mega Campaign’. It is a webinar series to promote the ‘Stand Up India’ scheme. Loan between ₹10 lakh and ₹1 crore to at least 1 SC or ST borrower and at least 1 woman borrower is provided per bank per branch, to set up a new enterprise. ©navclasses
9.The Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 was approved recently, after the proposal of which Union Ministry?
[A] Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
[B] Ministry of Women and Child Development
[C] Ministry of Law
[D] Ministry of Social Justice
Explanation: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a set of amendments to the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015. This was the proposal of the Ministry of Women and Child Development. The amendments include empowering the District Magistrates (DM) and the additional DMs to monitor the functioning of agencies, which are implementing the act. ©navclasses
10.The Agriculture Ministry has obtained approval from DGCA for use of drones for which scheme?
Explanation: The Union Ministry of Agriculture has obtained approval from DGCA for use of drones to implement Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY). The Agriculture Ministry has planned to fly drones over 100 districts of the country to capture images of rice and wheat fields for assessing crop yields. It would also be used for claim settlement under the crop insurance scheme. ©navclasses