1.Which country will co-host the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023?
A. Australia and New Zealand
B. Australia and France
C. France and New Zealand
D. Turkey and New Zealand
2.Which Ministry organized the ‘Vedic Food and Spices of India’ webinar?
A. Finance Minister
B. Tourism Ministry
C. foreign Minister
D. Defense Minister
3.Who among the following has been appointed as Punjab’s first woman Chief Secretary?
A. Preeti Mahajan
B. Hemlata Mahajan
C. Vini Mahajan
D. Saneha Mahajan
4.In which city was the battery swapping facility ‘Quick Interchange Service’ started?
5.What amount has been approved by the World Bank to improve the learning outcome and governance of government schools in six Indian states under STARS Programme?
A. US $ 500 million
B. US $ 600 million
C. US $ 900 million
D. US $ 1200 million
6.International Day of Parliamentarism is observed every year on which date?
A. 10 June
B. 30 June
C. 12 June
D. 13 June
7.Who will get lifetime honor?
A. Sitabai Sangamnerkar
B. Ramashray Singh
C. Gulabbai Sangamnerkar
D. Padma Rama
8.Consider the following statements:
1.Environment Ministry’s wildlife division has introduced new rules to regulate the import and export of exotic wildlife species.
2.CITES was drafted as a result of a resolution adopted by members of IUCN in 1960.
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 World Bank:
1.World Bank approves $500 mn education project for six states.
2.More than 42% of children in government-run schools in the six project states belong to vulnerable sections, such as Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and minority communities.
3.The six states included in the project are Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, and Rajasthan.
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 National Productivity Council:
1.The 49th Governing Council Meeting of National Productivity Council (NPC)was held recently under the Chairmanship of Commerce and Industry Minister.
2.National Productivity Council (NPC) is a national level organization to promote productivity culture in India.
Australia and New Zealand will co-host the Women’s World Cup in 2023.
32 teams will participate in the tournament
The number of teams in 2015 was 24
Capture the highest trophy
Tourism Ministry has conducted a webinar ‘Vedic Food and Spices of India’ under Dekho Apna Desh webinar series. It focused on the significance of Vedic food and spices of India. It decoded myths, secret of spices and the technique of preparations to inspire the traveller to come, explore and experience. The benefits Earthenware, Copper pot and Iron cooking was also highlighted. Dekho Apna Desh Series showcases India’s rich diversity under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.
Vini Mahajan (1987-batch IAS Officer) took over as the first woman Chief Secretary of Punjab. She succeeded Karan Avtar Singh (1984-batch IAS Officer), who is posted as Special Chief Secretary, Governance Reforms and Public Grievances.
MoPNG Dharmendra Pradhan and Governor of Punjab has inaugurated Battery Swapping Facility ‘Quick Interchange Service (QIS)’ in Chandigarh. The facility offers best alternative to slow charging and helps the drivers to make optimum use of the operational hours. It basically targets 3 wheeler segment like electric autos, rickshaws and vehicle. It is developed by Indian Oil along with Sun Mobility Ltd and will be shortly available across other Indian Oil Retail outlets.
The World Bank has recently approved a project worth $500 million to improve the learning outcome and governance of government schools in six Indian states through the project STARS.
About STARS Project
International Day of Parliamentarism is observed globally on 30 June every year. The Day celebrates parliaments and ways during which parliamentary systems of government improve the everyday lives of individuals throughout the world. It is also a chance for parliaments to spot challenges and stock ways to deal with them effectively.
International Day of Parliamentarism: History
The Maharashtra government announced the Vithabai Narayangaonkar lifetime achievement award to folk artist Gulabbai Sangamnerkar. Also, the Annasaheb Kirloskar award will be conferred upon veteran theatre actress-singer Madhuvanti Dandekar. The awards were announced by culture minister Amit Deshmukh. The award carries the cash prize of Rs 5 lakh, a citation and a memento. Sangamnerkar has been performing since the age of nine. Dandekar”s career in theatre spans more than five decades. She has performed in 25 Marathi stage musicals.
The Environment Ministry’s wildlife division has introduced new rules to regulate the import and export of exotic wildlife species. The ‘exotic live species will mean animals named under Appendices I, II and III of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) of Wild Fauna and Flora. It will not include species from the Schedules of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
Key highlights of the new rule
About Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna & Flora (CITES)
India is a signatory to this.
Protection offered to species by CITES
Appendices I and II
About Samagra Shiksha
It subsumes the three Schemes:
The Scheme treats school education holistically as a continuum from Pre-school to Class 12.
The main emphasis of the Scheme is on improving the quality of school education by focussing on the two T’s – Teacher and Technology.
The 49th Governing Council Meeting of National Productivity Council (NPC)was held recently under the Chairmanship of Commerce and Industry Minister.
About the National Productivity Council (NPC)
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