The United Nations observe 27 June as the Micro, Small and Medium sized Enterprises Day. Since 2017, Micro, small and Medium-sized businesses celebrate this day in recognition of their work in local and global economies. These enterprises, which generally employ fewer than 250 persons, are the backbone of most economies worldwide.
What is the name of the scheme for water-starved areas set to roll out by centre?
Save Water Save life
None of these
The centre is set to initiate the Jal Shakti Abhiyan to ramp up rainwater harvesting and conservation efforts in 255 water stressed districts from July 1,with the government’s promise to focus on water. Though water is a state issue, the campaign will be co-ordinated by 255 central IAS officers.
Who gets a 2-year extension as NITI Aayog CEO?
Om Prakash Rawat
The appointments Committee of the cabinet, Government of India has extended the tenure of Amitabh Kant,CEO of Government’s think tank NITI Aayog(National Institution for Transforming India), by two years up to June 30,2021. Kant, a 1980 batch IAS officer of the Kerala cadre was appointed as CEO on February 17,2016.
Who has been appointed as the Chairman of IAMAI?
Amit Agarwal, Amazon India Senior Vice-President and country Head, was named as the new Chairman of Internet and Mobile Association of India(IAMAI). He succeds Rajan Anandan, who was the former Google India Managing Director(MD).
NASA’s Curiosity rover has detected Methane on Which planet?
NASA’s(National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Curiosity rover has discovered high amounts of methane gas on Mars that indicates life on the red planet. Curiosity rover has detected methane many times since its arrival on Mars in 2012.
Who becomes India’s 63rd Grandmaster?
22 year old Girish A. Koushik of Mysore, Karnataka became India’s 63rd Grandmaster(GM) at the 37th Balaton International Chess Festival in Hungary. He became the third Grandmaster from Karnataka.
Who has been elected as IOC member?
Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra has been elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee. He secured 58 votes out of 62. He is the first Indian to have this distinction.
Which police station tops SMART survey?
The Rahimatpur police station in Satara district in Maharashtra has emerged as the State topper in a survey based on the ‘SMART’ policing concept. ‘SMART’: Strict and sensitive, Modern and mobile, Alert and accountable, Reliable and responsive, Techno-savvy and trained. The survey was executed by the Quality Council of India.
Who has been appointed as the new Chief of Research and Analysis Wing?
Centre appointed Samant Goel, IPS officer, as the new Chief of Research and Analysis Wing. The appointment comes after Samant Goel's key role in India’s counter-attack on the terror infrastructure in Pakistan’s Balakot. Goel is of the 1984 batch and hold the rank of Director General. He is from the Punjab cadre.
Which of the following State gets loan from World Bank for Public Financial Management strengthening Project?
Government of India, the State Government of Uttarakhand and the World Bank signed a loan Agreement of $31.58 million (about Rs 221 crore) for Uttarakhand Public Financial Management Strengthening Project. It improves the State's ability to manage its Financial Systems and there is better Utilization of Development Resources.