Which central sector scheme has completed 2 years on February 24th 2021?
PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, The Union Agriculture Ministry’s flagship scheme PM Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM KISAN), has completed 2 years on 24th February 2021.
This is a 100% central sector scheme, under which income support of Rs.6000/- per year would be given to farmer families in three instalments. The funds would be directly transferred to the beneficiaries through DBT mode.
The Ministry of Jal Shakti has selected how many sites under Phase 4 of the Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) initiative?
12, The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti, announced that it has selected 12 iconic sites under Phase 4 of the Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) initiative.
SIP is an initiative of Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen (SBM-G), which aims to improve the sanitation and cleanliness standards around the sites. Ministry of Jal Shakti coordinates with the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and Ministry of Culture and the State/UT governments.
Who has inaugurated the India Toy Fair 2021?
Prime Minister of India, The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, has inaugurated India’s first of its kind, “India Toy Fair 2021”. This is a virtual exhibition that is being held from 27th Feb to 2nd March.
It enables the users to not only buy toys but also participate in events, activities and network with the various stakeholders of the Toy Industry.
Where is the headquarters of CARICOM?
CARICOM stands for Caribbean Community, which was founded in 1973 and headquartered in Georgetown, Guyana. It is also called Caribbean Community and Common Market.
CARICOM is a grouping of twenty countries with fifteen Member States and five Associate Members. It aims to establish economic integration and cooperation among its members.
Which Indian wrestler has regained the top spot in the world ranking recently?
Bajrang Punia, Ace Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has regained the top spot in the world rankings after he secured a second successive gold medal at the Matteo Pallicone Ranking Series.
In the 65kg freestyle event finale in Rome, he defeated his Mongolian counterpart to win the gold medal. Bajrang Punia won gold in the tournament last year also. He had also earned his quota for the Tokyo Olympics.
The ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations were flagged off from which venue?
Sabarmati Ashram, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the celebration of 75 years of independence, ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ by flagging off a symbolic 386-km “Dandi March” from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad to Dandi.
The event marked the 91st anniversary of the historic salt march led by Mahatma Gandhi. He also launched various other cultural and digital initiatives for the India@75 celebrations.
Which organisation has launched ‘Sahi Disha’ campaign to promote women’s entrepreneurship in rural India?
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched the ‘Sahi Disha’ campaign to promote women’s livelihoods and entrepreneurship in rural areas of India.
The initiative is a 5-year collaboration between UNDP and the IKEA Foundation. It has already supported one million women to access job and livelihood opportunities across five states, including Delhi NCR and Maharashtra.
What is the name of the Bill that amends the definition of the word “government” in Delhi?
National Capital Territory of Delhi Amendment Bill, The Lok Sabha has passed the National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill – 2021. This bill seeks to amend the definition for “Government of Delhi” as Lieutenant-Governor (L-G).
The bill also mandated the elected government in Delhi – NCR to take the opinion of the L-G before any executive action.
As per the survey of Amazon Web Services (AWS), what is the percentage of digitally skilled employees in India’s workforce?
12, According to a recent report commissioned by Amazon Web Services (AWS), India’s present workforce comprises only 12% digitally skilled employees.
It also highlighted that the number of employees requiring digital skills in the country would need to increase nine times by 2025.
Which state government has signed an MoU with IBM for improving the education standards among girls?
Uttarakhand, The Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) of Uttarakhand, has signed an MoU with IBM to improve the education standards among the female children of the state.
The MOU for the ‘IBM STEM for Girls’ program is proposed to be introduced in 130 secondary and higher secondary schools across five districts in the state.
Which city emerged as the best city according to the “Ease of Living Index 2020”, in the million-plus population category?
Bengaluru emerged as the best city according to the “Ease of Living Index 2020”, released by the Urban Affairs Minister and Union Housing Hardeep Singh Puri.
The rankings were announced for the cities for which the assessment exercise was conducted in the year 2020 and around 111 cities participated in the assessment exercise. Shimla topped the category of cities with a population of less than a million.
Which country has launched the satellite Arktika-M?
Russia, The Russian Space Agency has launched its satellite Arktika-M. This satellite is intended to monitor the climate in the Arctic region.
In the recent past, Russia has been taking a keen interest in exploring the Arctic region and is seeking to develop the energy-rich region for the nation’s developmental interest.