Which State Government launched the “Mukhyamantri Parivar Samman Nidhi” scheme?
On 27th February 2018, “Mukhyamantri Parivar Samman Nidhi” scheme was launched by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar inChandigarh. It is primarily meant for farmers of the state who cultivate on land with areas upto five acres and the families with an income of less than Rs. 15,000 per month. The scheme involves two categories of beneficiaries- For the age group of 18-40: Families can receive Rs. 6000 in 3 installments if Rs. 2000 each and amount will be deposited in the account of the head of family OR A family can nominate a member who will receive Rs. 36,000 after five years OR A pension of Rs. 3,000 to Rs. 15,000 per month will be received after the person turns 60 OR The nominated beneficiary will get Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 30,000 after five years depending on whichever option they choose.The scheme provides insurance facilities of- Rs. 2 lakh on natural death, Rs. 2 lakh for accidental death, Rs. 2 lakh for permanent disability and Rs. 1 lakh for partial disability.Those who are registered under the Pradhanmantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan, then they could receive a pension of Rs. 3,000 per month after they turn 60, whose premiums will be funded by the government.
When was the Zero Discrimination day observed?
Zero Discrimination Day is annually celebrated by the UN and other international organisations on March 1st. Zero Discrimination Day is celebrated to promote and celebrate everyone’s right, regardless of age, gender, sexuality, nationality, ethnicity, skin colour, etc. Zero Discrimination Day aims to raise the voice for the right to live life with dignity, despite one’s choices, beliefs, profession, education, disability or even illness. A butterfly is the symbol of the Zero Discrimination Day and it is widely used by people to share their stories and photos as a way to end discrimination and work towards positive transformation.
Which of the following city hosted the 79th Indian History Congress (IHC)?
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
None of these
The 79th Indian History Congress (IHC) was held at Barkatullah University in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh from 26 to 28 February 2019 and saw a presence of over 1,000 delegates including prominent historians who participated in it.After 2011, this was the second time Madhya Pradesh hosted the event.IHC was initially set to be held at the Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra but was cancelled due to financial reasons.
Who will head the 8-member task force constituted by Reserve Bank of India to examine issues related to offshore rupee markets and recommend policy measures?
None of these
On 28th February, 2019, Reserve Bank of India has constituted a task force which will be headed by its former deputy governor, Usha Thorat to examine issues related to offshore rupee markets and recommend policy measures. The 8-member task force will aim to ensure stability of the external value of the domestic currency.The motive behind this is to develop deep and liquid on-shore financial markets that will act as a price setter of the Rupee globally.
Name the Insurance company,which is conferred with the Non-Life Insurer of the Year Award 2019 by ASSOCHAM?
Bharti AXA General Insurance
Life Insurance Corporation
HDFC Standard Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
None of these
On 1st March, 2019, ASSOCHAM (The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India), which is one of the apex trade associations of India has conferred ‘Non-Life Insurer of the Year Award 2019′ to Bharti AXA General Insurance which is a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and French insurance giant AXA. The award has been awarded for its contribution to the non-life insurance sector during the recently-held Insurance Leaders Meet 2019 and Excellence Awards in Kolkata.This award recognizes efficacy, excellence and contribution in the insurance industry annually.
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Narendra Modi has given its approval to continue the enactment of Tertiary Healthcare programmes for non-communicable diseases and E-Health up to the year _______?
On 28th February 2019, Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) which was chaired by Narendra Modi has given its approval to continue the enactment of Tertiary Healthcare programmes for non-communicable diseases and E-Health up to the year 2020.The total cost of project is estimated with an outlay of Rs. 2551.15 crore.This programme will nourish Tertiary Care cancer facilities scheme, National Programme for HealthCare of the Elderly, National Programme for Prevention and Management of Trauma and Burn Injuries, National Programme for Tobacco Control and Drug Addiction Treatment, National Mental Health Programme, National Programme for Control of Blindness and Visual Impairment.
Name the Scheme,funded by the World Bank and the Government of India,in order to strengthen the unorganised food processing sector concentrated in rural areas?
Gram Samridhi Yojana
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna
Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana
Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana
None of these
Gram Samridhi Yojana, a Rs 3,000 crore scheme funded by the World Bank and the Government of India, is being worked upon by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries in order to strengthen the unorganised food processing sector concentrated in rural areas. World Bank will be giving Rs 1,500 crore and Rs 1,000 crore will be borne by the Centre while state governments will put in Rs 500 crore. The scheme will be run in Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Punjab for a five-year period in the initial phase and thereafter in other states of the country.NITI Aayog has given its approval to the scheme and now the proposal is pending with the Expenditure Finance Committee for clearance.
Name the Scheme launched by Karnataka state government to make people aware about the importance of conserving water and to prompt them to come up with ways to avoid wastage of water?
Water Conservation Yojana
Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Project
None of these
A water conservation scheme ‘Jal Amrutha’ was launched by Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy, in Bengaluru. For the purpose of inauguration of the scheme, a function was organized by the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj department at Dr B R Ambedkar Bhavan in Bengaluru. The scheme plans to make people aware about the importance of conserving water and to prompt them to come up with ways to avoid wastage of water. 2019 has been declared as ‘Jalavarsha (year of water)’.Karnataka is the second-largest drought prone state in the country, after Rajasthan.Bengaluru zilla panchayat provided monetary help amounting to Rs 95 lakhs to support flood victims of Kodagu.
UN court rejects UK’s claim of sovereignty over which of the following Islands?
None of these
The UK has been ordered to hand back the Chagos Islands to Mauritius “as rapidly as possible” after the United Nations’ highest court ruled that continued British occupation of the remote Indian Ocean archipelago is illegal. The case was referred to the court, which hears legal submissions over international boundary disputes, after an overwhelming vote in 2017 in the UN assembly in the face of fierce opposition from a largely isolated UK.
According to a report by Credit Suisse,which of the following online platform became the largest fintech lending platform?
None of these
PSBloansin59minutes.com has become the largest fintech online lending platform, as quoted by a report from Credit Suisse. The portal was launched in November 2018 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It provides loans amounting up to Rs 1 crore to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in just 59 minutes.The report stated that loans worth Rs. 300 billion have been provided and disbursements of around Rs. 250 billion have been done.Loan disbursal time has been reduced to 7-8 working days.The average ticket size (ATS) for new borrowers is Rs 27 lakh and Rs 34 lakh for repeat borrowers.