1.Which state ranks first in providing employment to workers under MGNREGS?
2.Who has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) for a period of 3 years?
A. Rajiv Narayan
B. Rajiv Kumar
C. Ajay Narayan Jha
D. Subhash Chandra Garg
3.Who among the following cricketers has been appointed as the head coach of the USA national team?
A. Sanjay Bangar
B. Robin Singh
C. Arun Kumar
D. Virender Sehwag
4.Which state has launched the ‘Jeevan Amrit Yojana’ in April 2020 to boost immunity system of citizens of the state?
A. Himachal Pradesh
D. Madhya Pradesh
5.Nation celebrates Ayushman Bharat Diwas was celebrated on:
A. 30 April
B. 22 April
C. 23 April
D. 21 April
Chhattisgarh has topped the list of states in providing employment to over 18 lakh unskilled labourers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). Around 77.85 lakh people are engaged in different work under the scheme across the country. The national participation of the workers working in the state is 24 per cent, which is the highest in the country.
Chhattisgarh has topped the country in providing employment to 18.51 lakh workers under MGNREGS. Rajasthan has provided employment to 10.79 lakh workers under the rural employment guarantee scheme and Uttar Pradesh is at third position with around 9.06 lakh workers engaged by it.
Former finance secretary Rajiv Kumar has been appointed as the chairperson of the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB), the government’s head hunter for public sector undertakings. He is a 1984-batch IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by PM Modi has approved his appointment for three years. He has been appointed in place of Kapil Dev Tripathi who has recently taken over as the Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind.
Former Karnataka cricketer, J. Arunkumar has been appointed the head coach of the USA national team. He was the successor of interim coach James Pamment. He has worked with the Karnataka team for several years and as batting coach for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League. He scored over 7,200 runs in first-class cricket and over 3,000 runs in List ‘A’ games. Headquarters of USA cricket: Colorado, United States (US). Chairman of USA cricket: ParaagMarathe. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of USA cricket: Iain Higgins.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched Jeevan Amrit Yojana, a unique scheme to boost immunity system of citizens of the state. Under Jeevan Amrit Yojana, packets of 50 grams each of the kadha have been prepared by Madhya Pradesh Laghu Vanopaj Sangh in collaboration with the Department of AYUSH. This kadha made of peepal, ginger and black pepper will be distributed free of cost to one crore people in rural and urban areas of the state.
Nation celebrates Ayushman Bharat Diwas on 30th April. The day aims to promote affordable medical facilities in remote areas of the country based on the Socio-Economic Caste Census database. It will also promote health and wellness and provide insurance benefits to the poor.
This day is of national importance to mark the launch of Ayushman Bharat Yojana, which is also known as Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY). It was launched by PM Narendra Modi in the year 2018 to provide various benefits with a cover of 5 lakh rupees per family to be given per year.
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