1.Who among the following has been appointed as Election Commissioner?
A. Rajiv Kumar
B. Naveen Kumar Singh
C. Amresh Shrivastava
D. Rajesh Acharya
2.Who won the sixth world snooker championship title?
A. Kiren Theater
B. Ronnie O’Sullivan
C. Crucible Theater
D. Kieren Wilson
3.Who Discovered Large Natural Gas Reserve in Black Sea?
4.Which state will host the Dragon Festival?
5.Consider the following statements:
1.India ranks first in number of organic farmers.
2.The Agri-export Policy 2017 also aims to help India emerge as a major player in global organic markets.
Which of the above statement/statements are correct?
A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2
6.Consider the following statements:
1.Reserve Bank of India suggests a five-point action plan to promote financial education.
2.It is the second NSFE , the first one being released in 2012.
3.The objectives include managing risk at various life stages through relevant and suitable insurance cover besides planning for old age and retirement through coverage of suitable pension products.
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
The Government of India has appointed Rajiv Kumar ( retired 1984-batch IAS officer from Jharkhand cadre) as the new Election Commissioner of India. He will succeed Ashok Lavasa, who will be moving to Manila as vice-president of Asian Development Bank. He was designated as finance secretary in July 2019.Mr Kumar has 30 years of experience in public policy and administration in several sectors. He holds LLB and BSc degrees along with Master of Public policy and Sustainability. He was appointed as the finance secretary in July 2019. He had worked in the key areas of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan of Financial Inclusion, Mudra loan schemes and Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana.
Election Commission of India
Article 324 of the Constitution of India mentions provisions to ensure and safeguard functions of Election Commission.
They are as follows
Functions of Election Commission
Ronnie O’Sullivan defeated Kyren Wilson with a score of 18-8 to win the World Snooker Championship 2020. He has claimed his sixth World Championship title at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre. Witch his victory, Ronnie O’Sullivan has also become the oldest winner of World Snooker Championship since Reardon, who was 45 in 1978. He has also advanced to the second spot in the world rankings behind last year’s champion Judd Trump.
Turkey had discovered its largest-ever deposit of natural gas in the Black Sea. This could help the country reduce its dependence on energy imports from other countries, including Russia. According to the announcement made by the President, 320 billion cubic metres of natural gas has been discovered. The discovery has come up in the middle of tensions between NATO allies Greece and Turkey are running high in disputed waters in eastern Mediterranean. Turkey is highly dependent on Russia, Iran and Iraq for its energy resources.
WWF-India Kerala State Office joined hands with the Society for Odonate Studies (SOS) and Thumbipuranam for the first-ever state Dragonfly Festival in Kerala.
The festival has been named as the ‘Thumbi Maholsavam 2020’. As part of the Dragonfly Festival, a series of events will be rolled out in the coming months to reach out to various sections of the society. The Dragonfly festival was begun in 2018. It aims to educate and inform the public about the integral role of dragonflies. Dragon Flies are used as indicators of aquatic ecosystem quality and biodiversity.The dragonflies require clean water to thrive and their survival also requires healthy vegetation to provide them with oxygen. This makes them the best indicator of oxygen levels in the aquatic environment.
India ranks first in number of organic farmers and ninth in terms of area under organic farming. Sikkim became the first State in the world to become fully organic and other States including Tripura and Uttarakhand have set similar targets. North East India has traditionally been organic and the consumption of chemicals is far less than rest of the country.
Organic Farming in India
Certification of Organic Products
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released the National Strategy for Financial Education (NSFE): 2020-2025 document for creating a financially aware and empowered India. It is the second NSFE , the first one being released in 2013.
Who prepared it?
Highlights of NSFE: 2020-25- Key recommendations:
National Center for Financial Education (NCFE):
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