1.Consider the following statements:
1.US State Dept releases International Religious Freedom Report.
2.It highlighted the developments that took place in 2017 i.e. the status of Jammu and Kashmir, the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
Which of the above statement/statements are correct?
A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2
2.Consider the following statements related to Asiatic lion:
1.The Asiatic lions’ Census was released recently which show an increase by 29% over five years to an estimated 674 in the Gir forest region and other revenue areas of coastal Saurashtra.
2.As per the data released by Gujarat Forest Department, the number of Asiatic lions in the state has increased by about 29% as compared to the census done in the year 2014.
3.According to the new census by the Forest Department, at present the total number of Asiatic lions in the state has been stated to be 674 as compared to only 523 in the year 2015.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A. 1 and 2 are correct
B. 1 and 3 are correct
C. 2 and 3 are correct
D. All of the above
3.Consider the following statements related to Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS):
1.Union Finance Minister has recently said that the COVID Emergency Credit Facility covers all companies and not just Micro, Small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
2.Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme is the biggest fiscal component of the Rs 20-lakh crore Self-Reliant India Mission package announced by Finance Minister last month.
4.Who has been awarded the 2020 Medal of the Order of Australia?
A. Shobha Shekhar
B. Ratan Lal
D. Tk Sengupta
5.Dr. Rattan Lal has been awarded the World Food Prize 2020 for achievement in which field?
A. Plant genetics
B. Soil Science
C. Organic fertilizer
D. Micro irrigation
6.Which state started the Panchavati scheme for senior citizens?
A. Uttar Pradesh
B. Madhya Pradesh
C. Himachal Pradesh
7. Who among the following has been appointed as Brand Ambassador of Gargo International?
A. Akshay Kumar
B. Ranveer singh
C. Sara Ali Khan
D. Sonu Sood
8.What is India’s rank in the recently COVID-19 regional safety assessment report?
9.World Blood Donor Day was celebrated on:
A. 13 June
B. 14 June
C. 15 June
D. 16 June
US State Department has launched annual International Religious Freedom (IRF) Report 2019. It describes the status of religious freedom in every country. The report describes change in the J&K status, CAA and NRC in India. It also makes detail description of mob lynching’s, cow vigilantism and laws depicting lawmakers failure to combat the situation. The report outlines the U.S. engagement and restrictions on India to be imposed by Trump administration.
American Commission on International Religious Freedom ’(USCIRF):
The Country Report for India:
Religious Freedom in the US:
Difference between USCIRF and State Department proceedings:
The Asiatic lions’ Census was released recently which show an increase by 29% over five years to an estimated 674 in the Gir forest region and other revenue areas of coastal Saurashtra.
Start of census of lions:
Reason for cancellation of census:
Importance of census of year 2020:
Due to the increase in the number of Asiatic lions:
Union Finance Minister has recently said that the COVID Emergency Credit Facility covers all companies and not just Micro, Small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS)
Indian Musician & founder of Kalakruthi music organisation in Australia, Shobha Sekhar will be conferred the “Medal of the Order of Australia”. The Montreal-based artiste and lecturer, University of Melbourne, figures in the Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours List. She has been chosen for the Medal of the Order for her service to the community and the country.
Medal of the Order of Australia
Indian American soil scientist Dr Rattan Lal has won the World Food Prize for mainstreaming and developing soil centric approach in order to increase food production. He has been awarded for developing and mainstreaming a soil-centric approach to increasing food production that conserves natural resources and mitigates climate change. He will receive USD 250,000 as prize money. Lal serves as Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science and founding Director of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center at The Ohio State University (OSU).
Techniques of Dr Lal
World Food Prize:
Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur has launched “Panchvati Yojana” for senior citizens. Under the yojana parks & gardens will be established in every development block with mandatory facilities under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act(MGNREGA) 2005, Scheme of Rural Development Department. About 100 such parks will be developed in different parts of the state during FY 2020.
Gargo International (Delhi based lubricant company) has appointed Sonu Sood as its brand ambassador. The company praised Sonu Sood for his support works to migrant workers through the “Ghar Bhejo” and KhaanaChahiye initiative which raised Rs.57 lakhs. He also offered his Juhu hotel for quarantine facility. He is providing daily food for more than 45,000 needy through the “Shakti Annadanam” after his father Shakti Sagar Sood.
MD: Rajan Goel
Deep Knowledge Group releases COVID-19 regional safety assessment report of 200 countries dividing them into 4 tiers. The first tier is for safest countries and 4th is for riskiest nation for COVID-19.The report positioned India on 56th rank with a score of 532. Switzerland with a score of 752 was the most safe place for COVID-19 , followed by Germany, Israel, Singapore, Japan. China secured 7th rank, USA is ranked 58th and Pakistan has secured 148th.
Every year on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The significance of this event is to celebrate and thank all the blood donors in the world who have selflessly donated blood and thus saved a life unknowingly. It also helps to raise awareness and thus gather more donors to be part of the good deed. 2020 theme: Save Blood Save Lives
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