1.Festive sweet dish ‘Khaje’, spicy Harmal Chilli and Myndoli Banana (Moira Banana) of which state has obtained Geographical Indication (GI) tag from the Geographical Indications Registry?
B. Andra Pradesh
2.To boost self-reliance in the defence manufacturing sector, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched which of the following organizations?
3.Which Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) for the Indian Coast Guard has been launched recently?
4.Who has been selected as the next chairman of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) by the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB)?
A. Rewa Ganguly
B. Roshni Nadar
C. Winnie Mahajan
D. Soma mandal
5.Who has authored the book titled “Our Only Home: A Climate Appeal to the World”.
A. Dalai Lama
B. Yeti Yadav
C. Viral V Acharya
D. Stephen King
6.Consider the following statements:
1.Israel successfully tested “Arrow-2” Ballistic Missile Interceptor.
2.The system was developed by Israel Aerospace Industries and Boeing and became operational in January 2015.
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:
1.PM Modi announces launch of National Digital Health Mission.
2.In his Independence Day address, the prime minister said the Mission will help reduce problems in getting treatment in various health facilities in the country and herald a new revolution in the sector.
Goa’s traditional festive sweet dish ‘Khaje’, spicy Harmal Chilli and Myndoli Banana (Moira Banana) has obtained Geographical Indication (GI) tag from the Geographical Indications Registry. Khaje got a GI tag under foodstuffs falling in Class-30 and Moira Banana under Class-31.The Bicholim based All-Goa Khaje Producers Association (AGKPA) applied for the GI tag of Khaje through the department of science and technology in 2019. Myndoli Banana Growers Association, Ibrampur, Pernem applied for the GI tag of Moira bananas. The Harmal-Pernem Chilli Growers Association had made the application for the GI tag of Harmal Chillies.
About GI tag:
The Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation (NIIO) has been launched by the Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh. The NIIO, a three-tiered organisation, will enable its end users to interact with academia as well as industry for the promotion of innovation and indigenisation for self-reliance in defence, with the help of its dedicated structures. The twin aspects of innovation and indigenisation would be brought together by the Naval Technology Acceleration Council (N-TAC), which will also offer apex level directives. It also includes a working group under the N-TAC, which will be responsible for the implementation of the projects. To fulfill the objective of induction of emerging disruptive technology in an accelerated time frame, Technology Development Acceleration Cell (TDAC) has been established.
During the launch event, Memorandums Of Understanding (MoUs) has been signed by the the Indian Navy with the Uttar Pradesh Expressway Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA), Raksha Shakti University (RSU), Gujarat Maker Village, Kochi, and the Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM).
An Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) for the Indian Coast Guard was launched and re-christened as Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Sarthak’. The launching ceremony held at Goa Shipyard Limited was conducted through video conferencing from Coast Guard headquarters at New Delhi. Sarthak is the 4th in the series of five OPVs deployed by the Coast Guard to enhance maritime security. It has been designed and built indigenously by Goa Shipyard Limited in line with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Make in India’. The Ship is fitted with state-of-the-art Navigation and Communication equipment, sensor and machinery.
Soma Mondal has been selected by the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) as the next chairman of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL). She will be taking charge when the present Chairman Anil Chaudhary. Mondal had taken over as Director (Commercial) of SAIL in September 2018. Prior to this, she was Director (Commercial), NALCO, Bhubaneswar which was history in making as was NALCO’s first-ever female director.
SAIL Headquarters: New Delhi.
SAIL founded: 19 January 1954.
The Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama, will release a new book titled “Our Only Home: A Climate Appeal to the World” on climate change with German environmental journalist, Franz Alt in November.
About the book:
Israel has successfully tested its advanced missile defence system, “Arrow-2” ballistic missile interceptor. The Missile test was conducted in the test site in Central Israel over the Mediterranean Sea. The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) of the United States of America along with Israeli Air Force and Israel Aerospace Industries conducted the testing.
India and Arrow Missiles
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced the launch of the National Digital Health Mission under which every Indian will get a health ID that will store the individual’s medical records. In his Independence Day address, the prime minister said the Mission will help reduce problems in getting treatment in various health facilities in the country and herald a new revolution in the sector.
What is National Digital Health Mission?
National Digital Health Mission: Key Features
How will Health ID cards work?
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