1.Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has laid the foundation stone of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Sirmaur at Dhaula Kuan in which state?
A. Himachal Pradesh
2.Which day is being celebrated every year on 7th August?
A. Hiroshima day
B. National Handloom Day
C. World Breastfeeding Day
D. International Youth Day
3.Where was the Thenzawl Golf Resort inaugurated?
4.Recently which player has announced his retirement from international football?
A. Chetan Gaur
B. Paolo Rossi
C. Eusebio Mozambique
D. Iker Casillas
5.India’s first Kisan Special Parcel Train or Kisan Rail was from flagged off between which two stations?
A. Devlali to Danapur
B. Pune to Patna
C. Nagpur to Bhagalpur
D. Indore to Hajipur
6.Consider the following statements:
1.24 million may drop out of school due to COVID-19 impact: U.N..
2.During the second quarter of 2020, 86% of children at the primary level have been effectively out of school in poor countries, compared to just 10% in highly developed countries.
Which of the above statement/statements are correct?
A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2
7.Consider the following statements related to Time capsules:
1.Ahead of the laying of the foundation stone for the Ram temple in Ayodhya, claims and denials have emerged about plans by the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust to put in a time capsule, or ‘kaal patra’.
2.One-time capsule was placed at outside the Red Fort and placed underground in 1978 by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, was dug out by the subsequent government.
3.In this an aerial map of the institute, annual reports of 1961, 1984 and 2008, a menu of the hostel mess, the blazer crest, a DVD of a film on IIT Kanpur, some photographs, and oral records of the interviews conducted by Sunil Shanbag are inside the time capsule.
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
Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ along with Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Shri Jai Ram Thakur;Minister of State for Finance Shri Anurag Singh Thakur and Minister of State for Education Shri Sanjay Dhotre laid the foundation stone of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Sirmaur in Himachal Pradesh through online mode.
According to Union Education Minister:
Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh: Jai Ram Thakur.
Governor of Himachal Pradesh: Bandaru Dattatray
Every year, the Government of India celebrates National Handloom Day on August 7. The day is celebrated to honour the handloom weavers in the country. Also, the day highlights handloom industry in India.August 7 was first declared as National Handloom Day in 2015. The main objective is to create awareness about importance of handloom industry. The sixth National Handloom Day is being celebrated in 2020 under the coordination of Ministry of Textiles.
The “Thenzawl Golf Resort” Project has been virtually inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Culture & Tourism (I/C) Shri Prahlad Singh Patel. The project has been implemented under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. The Thenzawl Golf Course will offer quality golfing experience and international facilities at a fair price to the Indian population. Canada based Golf Course architectural firm, Graham Cooke and Associates has designed the Golf Course at Thenzawl, Mizoram with total site area of 105 acres and the play area of 75 acres. It is a 18 Hole Golf Course with Sharing Fairway and automated sprinkler irrigation system by Rain Bird, USA, having all the facilities of international standards.
Chief Minister of Mizoram: Pu Zoramthanga
Governor: P.S. Sreedharan Pillai.
Former Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper, Iker Casillas have retired from football. He made 725 appearances for Real during a 16-year career at the Bernabeu, winning three Champions League titles and five La Liga crowns. He also helped Spain win the 2010 World Cup and two successive European Championships in 2008 and 2012. He won 167 international caps for Spain between 2000 and 2016.
India’s first Kisan Special Parcel Train or Kisan Rail started from 07 August 2002.
The train will transport material between Maharashtra’s Devlali and Bihar’s Danapur Railway station. The Kisan Rail will carry fruits and vegetables and will make stoppages at several stations and pick-up and deliver them. With the launch of Kisan Rail, the Railways aims to help double farmers’ income. This will help in bringing perishable agricultural products like vegetables, fruits to the market in a short period of time. The Kisan Rail train with frozen containers is expected to build a seamless national cold supply chain for perishables, inclusive of fish, meat and milk. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced to start ‘Kisan Rail’ in the current year’s Budget, for providing a seamless supply chain of perishable produce.
According to the United Nation’s policy brief on the pandemic’s impact on education almost 24 million children are at risk of not returning to school next year due to the economic fallout of COVID-19.
The educational financing gap is also likely to increase by one third.
Key findings of the report
Dropout rate among schoolchildren in India
Current problems of education in India
Lack of adequate research:
Lack of skill based education:
Bad infrastructure and features:
Ahead of the laying of the foundation stone for the Ram temple in Ayodhya, claims and denials have emerged about plans by the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust to put in a time capsule, or ‘kaal patra’.
What is a time capsule?
Other place in India where these capsules are used
Historical Background of Time Capsule
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