1.On May 1, 2020, five new States/UTs were integrated with the National Cluster under the “One Nation One Ration Card” plan. Which state is not among these five States / UTs?
B. Himachal Pradesh
D. Uttar Pradesh
2.How much India ranks in budget transparency and accountability?
3.Which of these was recently given the GI tag?
A. Manipur Black Rice
B. Gorakhpur Terracotta
C. Kovilpatti Kadalai Mitai
D. All of the above
4.International Labour Day was celebrated on:
A. 1 May
B. 30 April
C. 22 April
D. 23 April
5.Famous sportsperson Chuni Goswami passed away recently, he was associated with which sports?
The Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Shri Ram Vilas Paswan approved the integration of 5 States and Union Territories, – Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu – with the National Cluster under the “One Nation One Ration Card” plan.
Twelve States are already onboard the National Cluster, namely – Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Kerala, Karnataka Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Telangana and Tripura.
With this, the facility of national/inter-State portability will be available for nearly 60 Crore NFSA beneficiaries of 17 States/UT and they may lift their entitled quota of foodgrains from any Fair Price Shop (FPS) of their choice, anywhere in these 17 States/UT by using their same/existing ration card under ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ plan.
India has been placed at 53rd position among 117 nations in terms of budget transparency and accountability, according to the Open Budget Survey. New Zealand tops the chart with a score of 87. India scored 49 out 0f 100 in the survey. The score was above the global average of 45. New Zealand scored 87 and topped the list. South Africa, Mexico and Brazil were the other top performers with scores 87, 82 and 81 respectively.
About the Survey
Chak-Hao, the black rice of Manipur , Kadalai Mittai of Kovilpattiand the Gorakhpur terracotta have bagged the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.
Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai
What is GI Tag?
Labour Day or International Workers’ Day is observed each year on the first day of May to celebrate achievements of the working class.
International Workers’ Day
Legendary Footballer Chuni Goswami died in Kolkata after prolonged illness. Chuni Goswami was the captain of the gold medal winning Indian football team of Jakarta Asiad held in 1962. He was awarded Arjun, Padmasree and several others prestigious awards for his outstanding contributions in the field of Sports . He received Mohun Bagan Ratna awards in 2005. The West Bengal Government conferred him the highest civilian award Banga Bibhusan in 2013.
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