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Que1.भारत में मृदा स्वास्थ्य कार्ड दिवस (Soil Health Card Day) कब मनाया जाता है?/When is Soil Health Card Day observed in India?
February 19/19 फरवरी
Que2. भारत की पहली जलमग्न सुरंग (undersea tunnel) किस शहर में स्थापित की जाएगी?/ India’s first undersea tunnel will be set up in which city?
Q1.दुनिया का सबसे बड़ा क्रिकेट स्टेडियम; सरदार पटेल क्रिकेट स्टेडियम का नाम बदलकर किसके नाम पर रखा गया है?
(a) महात्मा गांधी
(b) राम नाथ कोविंद
(c) नरेंद्र मोदी
(d) सुभाष चंद्र बोस
Q1. The world's largest Cricket Stadium; Sardar Patel Cricket Stadium has been renamed after ___________.
(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) Ram Nath Kovind
(c) Narendra Modi
(d) Subhas Chandra Bose
- The world's largest Cricket Stadium at Motera in Ahmedabad has been inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind.
- It has been known as Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium and will be a part of the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave.
- This is the first such public structure to be named after Prime Minister Modi in the country.
- It is spread over 63 acres, with a seating capacity of 1.10 lakh people. It is the second-largest sports ground in the world.
Additional Information: The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium (former Rungrado May Day Stadium) in North Korea is the world's largest stadium.
REVISION: Who has been named as the Chairman of the Somnath Trust, Gujarat? Narendra Modi
Q2.किस एशियाई देश ने अकेलेपन के लिए पहला मंत्री नियुक्त किया है?
Q2. Which Asian country has appointed the first-ever Minister for loneliness?
(b) Sri Lanka
- Japan has appointed the first-ever Minister for Loneliness amid the increasing suicide rates in Japan.
- Suicide rates in Japan has increased for the first time in 11 years in the current COVID-19 pandemic situation.
- Japan has appointed the loneliness minister on the line of the United Kingdom which became the first Asian country to have such a ministry.
- Tetsushi Sakamoto, who is in charge of combating Japan’s falling birth rate and revitalizing regional economies, was also appointed as the Loneliness minister.
REVISION: Which country's former Prime Minister has been named among the list of recipients of the Padma Vibhushan Award 2021? Japan
Q3.किस भारतीय-अमेरिकी को अमेरिकी कार्मिक प्रबंधन विभाग का प्रमुख नामित किया गया है?
(a) अंजलि भारद्वाज
(b) किरण आहूजा
(c) नीरा टंडन
(d) भव्या लाल
Q3. Which Indian-American has been named to head the US Department of Personnel Management?
(a) Anjali Bhardwaj
(b) Kiran Ahuja
(c) Neera Tanden
(d) Bhavya Lal
- The Biden administration has nominated Indian-American Kiran Ahuja to head the US Department of Personnel Management(OPM).
- The United States Office of Personnel Management is a federal agency that manages US civilian services.
- Ahuja, a lawyer, was executive director of the White House Initiative on Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders in the Obama-Biden administration and had served as the chief of staff at the agency she has been nominated to head.
Additional Information: Linda Thomas-Greenfield will serve as the United States ambassador to the United Nations.
REVISION: Which Indian social activist has been named as the winner of the International Anti Corruption Champions Award by the USA? Anjali Bhardwaj
Q4.विश्व बैंक ने हाल ही में किस भारतीय राज्य में शिक्षा की गुणवत्ता बढ़ाने के लिए एक ऋण परियोजना पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?
Q4. The World Bank has recently signed a loan project for enhancing the quality of education in which Indian state?
- The Union Government of India, Nagaland, and the World Bank have signed a 68 million dollar loan project for enhancing the quality of education in Nagaland.
- The project has been named “Nagaland: Enhancing Classroom Teaching and Resources”.
- Under this project, about 15 out of 44 higher secondary schools will be developed into school complexes.
- It will help in better monitoring and management of policies and programs related to education in the state.
- Around 1 lakh 50 thousand students and 20 thousand teachers in the government education system will benefit from this project.
Q5.COVAX योजना के माध्यम से नि: शुल्क कोरोनावायरस वैक्सीन पाने वाला पहला देश कौन सा है?
(a) कांगो गणराज्य
Q5. Which country has become the first country to get free coronavirus vaccines through the COVAX scheme?
(a) Republic of Congo
- Ghana became the first country to receive a batch of free anti-coronavirus vaccine doses through the COVAX initiative.
- COVAX initiative is a vaccine-sharing scheme behind the inoculation drive in poorer countries.
- The World Health Organization (WHO) and GAVI the Vaccine Alliance lead this initiative.
- A shipment of 600,000 AstraZeneca doses was the first step in immunizing the West African nation of 30 million.
Q6.किस राज्य ने हाल ही में 'EBC Nestham' योजना को मंजूरी दी है?
(c) आंध्र प्रदेश
Q6. Which state has approved a scheme titled 'EBC Nestham'?
(c) Andhra Pradesh
- The Andhra Pradesh government has approved a scheme titled 'EBC Nestham', under which it would grant Rs 15,000 each to economically-backward women among dominant castes.
- The new scheme will be an addition to a similar scheme 'Cheyuta' for women belonging to SC, ST, BC, Kapu, and minority communities launched last year.
- It is expected to cost the government an extra Rs 900 crore per annum.
REVISION: India’s first multilingual aquafarmer call center has been started in which state? Andhra Pradesh
जलीय कृषकों (aqua-farmers) के लिए भारत का पहला बहुभाषी कॉल सेंटर किस राज्य में शुरू किया गया है? आंध्र प्रदेश
Q7.राष्ट्रीय अनुसूचित जाति आयोग (NCSC) के अध्यक्ष का कार्यभार किसने संभाला है?
(a) हिमा कोहली
(b) विजय सांपला
(c) उमेश सिन्हा
(d) सुनीत शर्मा
Q7. Who has taken charge of the Chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC)?
(a) Hima Kohli
(b) Vijay Sampla
(c) Umesh Sinha
(d) Suneet Sharma
- BJP leader Vijay Sampla took over as Chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) on February 24, 2021.
- Sampla served as Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment from 2014 to 2019.
- He is counted amongst the prominent Dalit faces of the BJP in Punjab.
Q8.किस मंत्रालय ने राष्ट्रीय शहरी डिजिटल मिशन शुरू किया है?
(a) आवास और शहरी मामलों के मंत्रालय
(b) इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स और सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी मंत्रालय
(c) कौशल विकास और उद्यमिता मंत्रालय
(d) दोनों (a) और (b)
Q8. Which ministry has launched the National Urban Digital Mission?
(a) Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
(b) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
(c) Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
(d) Both (a) and (b)
- Shri Hardeep S Puri, Housing and Urban Affairs has stated that the National Urban Digital Mission.
- The National Urban Digital Mission (NUDM) will create a shared digital infrastructure for urban India, working across the three pillars of people, process, and platform to provide holistic support to cities and towns.
- The National Urban Digital Mission (NUDM) has been launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs along with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
- Several other digital initiatives of MoHUA including India Urban Data Exchange (IUDX), SmartCode, Smart Cities 2.0 website, and Geospatial Management Information System (GMIS) were also launched.
Q9.“The Bera Bond” नामक पुस्तक किसने लिखी है?
(a) मेघना पंत
(b) सुन्दीप भुटोरिआ
(c) वामन सुभा प्रभु
(d) आर कौशिक
Q9. Who wrote the book titled, “The Bera Bond”?
(a) Meghna Pant
(b) Sundeep Bhutoria
(c) Waman Subha Prabhu
(d) R Kaushik
- The social and cultural activist Sundeep Bhutoria latest is a coffee table book dedicated to the over 55 leopards of Bera.
- The new book, Bera Bond, takes us through his journey in 2016 — into the leopard colony in the forests of Rajasthan.
- The land where the big cats have been cohabiting with humans for over a century offered “unique learning of coexistence
- Sundeep Bhutoria is a Kolkata-based activist who is active in social welfare activities and the promotion of Indian folk art, literature, and culture.
- He has authored several books including My Life My Travels and The Safari.
Q10.क्रिकेट के दिग्गज सचिन तेंदुलकर किस एडटेक कंपनी के एम्बेसडर बने हैं?
(c) Khan Academy
Q10. Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has become the ambassador of which Edtech company?
(c) Khan Academy
- Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has picked up a stake in ed-tech major Unacademy and signed up a strategic partnership with the company.
- The iconic cricketer has also been roped in as its brand ambassador.
- As a part of the agreement, Tendulkar will conduct a series of interactive classes which will be available to Unacademy learners.
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