1.Which state government has set up a labour commission to ensure social and economic security for migrant workers?
A. Uttar Pradesh
D. West Bengal
2.According to UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2020 what is the position of India as recipient of the foreign direct investment in 2019?
A. 7th largest
B. 9th largest
C. 12th largest
D. 15th largest
3.Which institute has launched a national health care supply chain portal called ‘Aarogyapath’?
D. Ministry of AYUSH
4.The Karnataka’s Authority for Advanced Ruling (AAR) has decided to impose how much GST on Parotal?
B. 5 percent
C. 10 percent
D. 18 percent
5.Prime Minister Narendra Modi going to launch a massive rural public works scheme, Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan in how many states of India?
6.Which country’s Prime Minister Abylgaziev resigned?
7. Who was nominated for the Khel Ratna Award?
A. Sahina Nehwal
B. Sania Mirza
C. Hima Das
D. None of these
8.Consider the following statements related to ‘Jet Zero’ scheme:
1.The U.K. aims to drive down greenhouse gas emissions from aviation to make carbon-free transatlantic flights possible within a generation, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.
2.Aviation emissions currently account for more than 2% of global greenhouse gases, and have risen by 80% since 2005.
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:
1.Nepal Parliament approves new map that includes land India claims.
2.Six months after India published its new map in November 2017, Nepal released its political and administrative map only last month.
3.Nepal in its new map has shown three places of strategically important frontier of Indian territory, Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura as its territory.
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:
1.India elected non-permanent member of UN Security Council.
2.There were 192 Member States present for voting and the 2/3 required majority was 128. India garnered 184 votes. Canada lost the elections.
The Yogi Adityanath government has set up Uttar Pradesh Labour (Employment Exchange and Job) Commission to ensure social and economic security for migrant workers who have been hit hard by the covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing lockdown. With over 35 lakh migrant labourers returning to Uttar Pradesh during lockdown, the state government has decided that district administrations will submit monthly reports on the functioning of the Labour Commission to the minister in-charge and also to the Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) of the region.”The objective of the Commission is to provide maximum employment to the workers at the local level in private and non-government sector as per their skill and employment opportunities.
The workers in the state will be given access to employment opportunities by skill development and it will also help the economy of the state gain momentum,” said a senior cabinet minister of Uttar Pradesh in the know of development.
India became the world’s 9th largest recipient of the foreign direct investment in 2019 scoring deals worth $51 billion. World Investment Report 2020 is the 30th edition of the annual report. The United States is the largest recipient of FDI in 2019 at $246 billion. China, Singapore, Netherlands and Ireland are the top 5 largest recipients of FDI in 2019 respectively.
A CSIR National Healthcare Supply Chain Portal named as “Aarogyapath” has been launched. “Aarogyapath” is an information platform developed by CSIR in partnership with Sarvodaya Infotech and institutional users and manufacturers / authorized suppliers of healthcare essentials. The portal has been launched with a vision of “providing a path which leads one on a journey towards Aarogya (healthy life)”. The platform is expected to fill the critical gaps in last-mile delivery of patient care within India via improved availability and affordability of healthcare supplies.
Involvement of manufacturers, suppliers & customers:
The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) in a series of tweets clarified that the Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) has decided that frozen (and preserved) wheat parota and Malabar parota available in ambient and frozen form with a shelf life of three-seven days is not plain roti but a distinct product. Ready-to-eat parotas, unlike rotis, need to be further processed for human consumption and hence are liable for 18 per cent GST, the AAR has said.
Bengaluru-based ID Fresh Foods had approached the Karnataka bench of the Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) on whether preparation of whole wheat parota and Malabar parota can be classified under Chapter 1905 attracting 5 per cent GST. The AAR in its ruling said that parotas are neither rotis or khakhras and hence cannot be taxed at 5 per cent.
Centre is set to launch ‘Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan’ to empower and provide livelihood opportunities to migrant workers and rural citizens. It will be launched from Telihar village of Bihar through virtual medium by Prime Minister. Villages across 116 districts in 6 states (Bihar, UP, MP, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Odisha) will join. It is a 125 days campaign that will work in mission mode involving employment generation as well as infrastructure creation in rural regions.
Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan, Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev has resigned from the post. He resigned due to citing an ongoing criminal investigation into the assignment of national radio frequencies. The Kyrgyz parliament raised the issue of the offer of radio frequencies, which was trailed by various representatives requesting Abylgaziev demonstrate his honesty against charges of debasement. He was delegated as a leader by President Sooronbai Jeenbekov in April 2018.
Capital of Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek.
The currency of Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyzstani som
India’s sprinter Hima Das (Dhing Express) has been nominated for the prestigious Khel Ratna award. She is one of the youngest nominee for this award. She is India’s first track athlete to win global title at U20 World Championship. She won 400m silver, 4X400 mixed relay gold and women’s 4X400m gold at the Jakarta Asian Games in 2018.She is holding the current Indian national record in 400 mtrs with a timing of 50.79 s. Hima is already a recipient of Arjuna Award.
The U.K. aims to drive down greenhouse gas emissions from aviation to make carbon-free transatlantic flights possible within a generation, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.
Jet Zero Council
Contribution to GHGs emissions:
Major emitters of GHGs
International Civil Aviation Organization
The upper house of Nepal’s parliament passed a constitutional amendment to give legal backing to a new map that depicts Kalapani region as part of Nepalese territory, a move that could exacerbate a border row with India.
The National Assembly or upper house unanimously voted to endorse the new political map issued last month that shows the disputed areas of Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura as part of Nepal.
Nepal shows three Indian regions in its territory
Bill passed unanimously
Disputed border between Nepal and India
What is the Kalapani controversy?
India was elected as non-permanent member of the powerful UN Security Council for a two-year term , winning 184 votes in the 193-member General Assembly. Along with India, Ireland, Mexico and Norway also won the Security Council elections held .There were 192 Member States present for voting and the 2/3 required majority was 128. India garnered 184 votes. Canada lost the elections.
United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
When was India elected as a temporary member
Distribution of temporary seats is done on regional basis
Need two-thirds majority to be elected
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