1.Consider the following statements related to EnviStats India 2020 report:
1.EnviStats India 2020 report released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) has covered the biophysical aspects of the environment and those aspects of the socio-economic system that directly influence and interact with the environment.
2.The average number of heatwave days has increased by 72.6% year-on-year to 157 in 2019 with the highest number recorded in Rajasthan followed by Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
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:
1.Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung erupted , belching a massive column of ash and smoke 5,000 metres (16,400 feet) into the air and coating local communities in debris.
2.Sinabung, which was dormant volcano for almost 400 years, roared back to life in 2008.
3.The flowing and freezing of lava forms an inverted funnel shaped mountain and a crater is called a crater or volcano at its mouth.
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.Which airport has developed AIR SUVIDHA, a first-of-its-kind portal allowing international arriving passengers to fill a mandatory self-declaration form and eligible passengers to apply for exemption from compulsory institutional quarantine for coronavirus?
A. Delhi International Airport Limited
B. Surat International Airport
C. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
D. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
4.The Ministry of Defence has announced to ban import of how many weapon systems and platforms from abroad to boost “Atmanirbhar Bharat?
5.Which of the following organizations has launched ‘nth Rewards’, a business intelligence and analytics enabled omni-channel multi-branded loyalty platform?
A. Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
B. Indian Bank Association
C. National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)
D. State Bank of India (SBI)
6.Which IIT has developed indigenous seed balls named ‘BEEG’ in collaboration with Agnys Waste Management Private Limited that will help to safeguard people and farmers in plantations during the COVID-19 times?
A. IIT Bombay
B. IIT Delhi
C. IIT Roorkee
D. IIT Kanpur
7.Who has been appointed as the Executive Chairman of Financial Services Platform, Capital India Finance Limited (CIFL)?
A. Harsh Kumar Bhanwala
B. KV Kamath
C. Urjit patel
D. Vibhu Prasad Kanungo
8.Name the Indian umpire who has been included in ICC’s international panel of umpires?
A. Amish Saheba
B. KN Anantpadmanabhan
C. Sundaram Ravi
D. Vineet Kulkarni
9.Which National portal is being launched by the Ministry of Environment and Forest on Human-Elephant conflict to collect real-time information and will also manage conflicts on a real-time basis?
Recently EnviStats India 2020 report released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) has covered the biophysical aspects of the environment and those aspects of the socio-economic system that directly influence and interact with the environment.
Highlights of the reports
Deaths Due to Heat Waves
Acute Respiratory Infection
Particulate Matter (PM)
About National Statistical Office (NSO)
The NSO has four Divisions:
Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung erupted , belching a massive column of ash and smoke 5,000 metres (16,400 feet) into the air and coating local communities in debris.The volcano on Sumatra island has been rumbling since 2010 and saw a deadly eruption in 2016.
Due to volcanic eruption
Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) has launched web portal titled ‘AIR SUVIDHA’ for international passengers. It is meant for India-bound international arriving passengers by enabling them to fill the mandatory self-declaration form.
About ‘AIR SUVIDHA’:
Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare: Dr Harsh Vardhan.
Union Minister of External Affairs: Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has announced the list of banned 101 defence items for import, beyond the timeline indicated against them. The list was prepared by Department of Military Affairs, Ministry of Defence (MoD). The ban will enhance indigenisation of Defence production in India boosting Aatmanirbhar Bharat.
Prohibited defense items list: Key features
National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) has unveiled its own business intelligence and analytics enabled omni-channel loyalty platform titled ‘nth Rewards’ (infinite possibilities Rewards). User will earn loyalty points through banks on almost every transaction digitally and reward points can be redeemed for online shopping and other purposes with this. The platform will have smart dashboard to know the points accumulation of the user.
MD-CEO of NPCI: Dilip Asbe.
IIT Kanpur in collaboration with Agnys Waste Management Private Limited has developed indigenous seed balls titled ‘BEEG (Bio-compost Enriched Eco-friendly Globule)’. BEEG seed ball is developed for the safety of people and farmers associated with plantation during Corona times and will provide employment. They comprises of indigenous variety of seeds, compost and clay that don’t need digging pits for planting saplings. They will germinate after coming into water’s contact.
Harsh Kumar Bhanwala has been appointed as the Executive Chairman of Capital India Finance Ltd. His term came into effect with August 6, 2020.Prior to this, he was the Chairman of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) for over six years till May 26, 2020.Capital India Finance Limited (CIFL) is an integrated financial services platform that provides customized financial solutions to Indian Corporates for growth and working capital requirements.
Indian Umpire, KN Ananthapadmanabhan has been included in ICC’s international panel of umpires following compatriot Nitin Menon’s promotion to the elite panel. Ananthapadmanabhan played 105 First-Class and 54 List A games for Kerala, taking 344 and 87 wickets respectively. He also scored three First-Class hundreds and eights half-centuries. Ananthapadmanabhan has officiated in all major domestic events including the IPL. He also was the official in the Ranji Trophy final between Bengal and Saurashtra last year and even stood at both ends for a while after Shamshuddin got injured. The former Kerala spinner joins fellow Indians C Shamshuddin, Anil Chaudhary and Virender Sharma in the international panel and is now eligible to officiate in the ODI and T20 internationals apart from umpiring in the junior World Cup.
CEO of ICC: Manu Sawhney.
Headquarters of ICC: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Chairman of ICC: Imran Khwaja (Interim).
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar launched beta version of Portal on Human-Elephants Conflict titled as ‘Surakhsya’ in New Delhi. The portal is launched on the eve of World Elephant Day by NIC. It is a collection of real time information portal that will manage the conflicts and helps in formulating policy of Action Plans for mitigation of conflicts.It will leverage HEC data to frame the data collection protocols, data transmission and data visualization tools.
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