1.Which of the following construction company becomes the first of its kind in the construction sector to go fully digital?
A. National highway authority of india
B. Hindustan Construction Company
C. IRCON International Limited
D. Tata projects
2.What is India’s rank in the annual World Competitiveness Index 2020 compiled by Institute for Management Development (IMD)?
3.What is the theme of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2020 observed every year on 17th June?
A. Land has true value – invest in
B. Let’s Grow the Future Together
C. Feed.Fibre. – the links between consumption and land
D. Desertification and Climate Change – One Global Challenge
4.Which organization has won the Biodiversity award 2020 of Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation?
A. The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI)
B. Satpura Foundation
C. Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI)
D. Deccan Development Society (DDS)
5.Which state government has decided to adopt the scheme of Flatted Factory Model, which means the non-polluting industries can operate in Multistoried buildings?
A. West Bengal
B. Uttar Pradesh
6.Renowned personality Dinu Ranadive passed away recently was a veteran ________.
A. Military Staff
C. Business Tycoon
D. Hindi poet
7.Anmol Narang became the first Sikh to graduate from which military academy?
8.Consider the following statements related to Arogyapath portal :
1. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has recently launched Arogyapath portal, which is a web- based solution for the healthcare supply chain that provides real-time availability of critical supplies.
2.AarogyaPath would serve manufacturers, suppliers and customers during the present national health emergency arising out of the COVID-29 pandemic.
Which of the above statement/statements are correct?
A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2
9.Consider the following statements related to Pangolin:
1.China has accorded the pangolin the highest level of protection and removed the scales of the endangered mammal from its list of approved traditional medicines.
2.There are Seven species of pangolin found in the world.
3.Pangolins are nocturnal, and their diet consists of mainly ants and termites, which they capture using their long tongues.
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
10.Consider the following statements related to World Investment Report:
1.According to the latest ‘World Investment Report’ by UNCTAD, the Foreign direct investment (FDI) into India may shrink sharply in 2020 because of coronavirus and the consequent lockdown .
2.According to the report, global FDI flows are forecast to decrease by up to 40% in 2020 from their 2019 value of $1.54 trillion.
11.Consider the following statements:
1.CBIC launches e-Office in all CGST and Customs offices.
2.It marks the change in office procedure from manual file handling to automatic online procedures.
3.It will provide ‘Faceless, Contactless and Paperless’ indirect Tax administration.
12.Consider the following statements:
1.EPFO launches multi-location claim online settlement facility.
2.It will allow settlement of all online claims including provident fund, pension, partial withdrawal, and transfer claims from any EEFO regional offices across the country.
The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has become of the first construction sector organization to go fully digital. The entire project management workflow of NHAI has been transformed from manual to the online portal based, with the launch of cloud-based and artificial intelligence-powered big data analytics platform Data Lake and Project Management Software.NHAI’s entire project management workflow is transformed from manual to the online portal based.
Also, the complete project execution operations including ‘workflow with timelines’ and ‘alert mechanism’ have been configured. Project documentation, contractual decisions, and approvals are processed through the portal only. The Data Lake software, with advanced analytics, will forecast the delays, likely disputes, and will give advance alerts. The system will facilitate in taking correct and timely decisions as the system is likely to predict the financial impacts of different alternatives based on the historical data and will reduce a lot of disputes.
Majority of the disputes can be minimized as the Data Lake software has provisions to keep track and check on all these constraints and will ensure work is carried out within the deadlines in a transparent manner. As all processes are going to be portal-based, decision-making will be faster and will eventually diminish the chances of litigation in the future.
India continues to remain ranked 43rd on an annual World Competitiveness Index compiled by Institute for Management Development (IMD) .
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About the World Competitiveness Ranking
India’s ranking at a glance
The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is a United Nations observance each June 17. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the presence of desertification and drought, highlighting methods of preventing desertification and recovering from drought. The World Day to Combat Desertification And Drought was declared in the United Nations General Assembly resolution on January 30, 1995, after the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. This year the theme for World Day to Combat Desertification And Drought is “Food. Feed. Fibre”.
The Deccan Development Society (DDS), a non-governmental organisation working with women farmers, has won the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Award. The honour was declared by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Vice President and CEO, Olivier Wenden. The honour of 40,000 Euros (roughly Rs 35 lakhs) has been given to the general public. This is in acknowledgement of “the people who devote their activities and associations for their profound duty to saving our planet, in every one of the Foundation’s three need zones:
Director of Deccan Development Society: PV Satheesh.
Headquarters of Deccan Development Society: Hyderabad, Telangana.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has launched job portal for IT professionals who have returned to the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The job portal is named as ‘Karmo Bhumi’. The portal can be used to connect with companies based in the state for employment. Professionals can connect on karmabhumi.nltr.org for suitable IT job. West Bengal is among those states that has seen mass influx of people after COVID-19.
Governor: Jagdeep Dhankhar
Senior journalist Dinu Randive (95 years) passes away at his residence in Dadar, Mumbai. He played a significant role in the struggle movement named Samyukta Maharashtra movement to carve out Maharashtra state. He also participated in the Goa liberation movement. He started his career in journalism in 1956 and was conferred with lifetime achievement award Mantralaya and Vidhimandal Vartahar Sangh (Maharashtra journalists ssociation).
Born: 1925 in Mumbai.
Anmol Narang becomes the 1st observant Sikh to graduate from US Military Academy at West Point. She was among 1,107 cadets who graduated at the premier institution’s campus in New York with the rank of 2nd lieutenant. US Congress passed a law that prohibited Sikhs from keeping article of faith within military in 1987. She is hopeful that her efforts will encourage Americans to Know about Sikhism. She is a 2nd generation immigrant born and raised in Roswell, Georgia.
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has recently launched Arogyapath portal, which is a web-based solution for the healthcare supply chain that provides real-time availability of critical supplies. It helps in providing a path which leads one on a journey towards Aarogya (healthy life).
Recently China has accorded the pangolin the highest level of protection and removed the scales of the endangered mammal from its list of approved traditional medicines. Recently ninth ‘World Pangolin Day’ is celebrated in February every year to raise awareness of pangolins and bring together stakeholders to help protect these species from extinction
About the Pangolin
In India only two types of Pangolin are found
According to the latest ‘World Investment Report’ by UNCTAD, the Foreign direct investment (FDI) into India may shrink sharply in 2020 because of coronavirus and the consequent lockdown, supply chain disruptions and economic slowdown after jumping over 20% to $51 billion in 2019.
Highlights of the report
India and report
Other Reports published by UNCTAD are:
Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has launched e-Office application in 500 CGST and Customs offices across India remotely. It marks the change in office procedure from manual file handling to automatic online procedures. It will provide ‘Faceless, Contactless and Paperless’ indirect Tax administration. It is developed by NIC with Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) under Mission Mode Project (MMP) of National e-Governance.
Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has launched multi-location claim settlement facility. It will allow settlement of all online claims including provident fund, pension, partial withdrawal, and transfer claims from any EPFO regional offices across the country. It will also reduce claim settlement delay by distributing workload across the nation enabling fast-track settlement. Claims of containment zones are distributed to other locations for processing.
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