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7 FEB- Current Affairs (PIB and The Himdu)
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જાહેર વહીવટ ના પિતા:વુડરો વિલ્સ પ્રાથમિક કાર્ય:પ્રજાનું કલ્યાણ
  1. Shehri Samridhi Utsav 1Shehri Samridhi Utsav (SSU) is a pan- India initiative of Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA). 2lt aims to extend the outreach of Deendayal Antyodaya Mission - National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM), to the most vulnerable. 3lt further aims to showcase its initiatives and facilitate access of Self-Help Group (SHG) members to the other government schemes. Events under SSU 4Shehri Samridhi Utsav began with a series of rallies led by women's' SHGs, across the length and breadth of the country. SThese rallies spread awareness about DAY-NULM in urban poor communities. 6Through the Utsav, SHG members across cities are being linked to national government schemes


  2. Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana: The Scheme aims at providing Senior Citizens, belonging to BPL category and suffering from any of the age related disability/infirmity Low vision, Hearing impairment, Loss of teeth and Locomotor disability, with such assisted-living devices which can restore near normalcy in their bodily functions, overcoming the disability/infirmity manifested. This is a Central Sector Scheme, fully funded by the Central Government. The expenditure for implementation of the scheme will be met from the "Senior Citizens' Welfare Fund


  3. Under the scheme, free of cost distribution of the devices, commensurate with the extent of disability/infirmity that is manifested among the eligible senior citizens will take place. Beneficiaries in each district will be identified by the State Governments/UT Administrations through a Committee chaired by the Deputy Commissioner/District Collector. As far as possible, 30% of the beneficiaries in each district shall be women.


  4. Safe city project- Empowered Committee of Officers for Nirbhaya funds scheme has approved pilot Safe City projects in eight selected metropolitan cities, namely, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Lucknow with a view to provide safety to women in public places. The project would be implemented as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme with Centre and State sharing the funding in 60:40 ratio.


  5. The major components 1.Integrated Smart Control Room, 2. Setting up Pink Out-posts (exclusively administered by Women police) for facilitating ease of filing complaint by women, 3. Augmentation of existing Asha Jyoti Kendra; 4. Implementing Safety measures in buses, including Cameras; 5. Improving Street Lighting in identified Hot Spot areas; Setting up Pink Toilets; 6. Integration of Women power-help line with single Emergency number


  6. Sentinelese issue The Government has promulgated various laws/regulations from time to time to ensure that the rights and well-being of the Sentinelese are safeguarded. Steps taken to ensure the protection of Sentinelese: The entire North Sentinel Island along with 5 km coastal sea from high water mark is notified as tribal reserve. The Government respects their way of life style, therefore, has adopted an 'eyes-on and hands-off' practice to protect and safeguard the Sentinelese tribe.


  7. Magnetic north pole drifting fast towards Russia Currently, the magnetic north pole is located somewhere over northern Canada. Since then the magnetic north pole has been moving across the Canadian Arctic towards Russia, and has moved hundreds of miles over the last several decades. This phenomenon is known as the Polar Shift Theory. This has led to scientists updating the World Magnetic Model (WMM) that tracks this movement. The Magnetic North Pole (also known as the North Dip Pole) is a point on Ellesmere Island in Northern Canada where the northern lines of attraction enter the Earth.


  8. Darwaza Band - Part 2' . 'Darwaza Band - Part 2' campaign was launched by Swatch Bharat Mission . The campaign launched by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation in Mumbai. The World Bank also supported the Darwaza Band -Part 2. Over 50 crore people stopped defecating in the open since the launch of the Swachh Bharat Mission and with over 5.5 lakh villages have been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) and the national sanitation coverage is now 98% compared to 39% in 2014


  9. MCQs 07/02/2019 Q-1 Central Sector Scheme means? a) Fully Funded by Central Government b) Partially Funded by Central Government c) Jointly Funded by Center and State d) None.


  10. MCQs 07/02/2019 Q-1 Central Sector Scheme means? a) Fully Funded by Central Government b) Partially Funded by Central Government c) Jointly Funded by Center and State d) None.


  11. .Q.2 LPG consists of which gas in majority? . a) Propane . b) Hexane . c) Butane d) Heptane


  12. Q-3 Current location of North Pole is? . a) lceland b) Greenland . c) Canada . d) Russia


  13. . Q-4 Kisan Credit Card (KCC) scheme was prepared by_? a) NITI Aayog . b) NABARD * C) SBI . d) Grameen Bank


  14. Q.6 Shehri Samridhi Utsav aims to extend the outreach of which of the following schemes? a) PM- Ujjwal Yojana b) PM-Awas Yojana c) Swachh Bharat Mission d) Deendayal Antyodaya Mission


  15. Q.6 Shehri Samridhi Utsav aims to extend the outreach of which of the following schemes? a) PM- Ujjwal Yojana b) PM-Awas Yojana c) Swachh Bharat Mission d) Deendayal Antyodaya Mission


  16. Q.7 Consider the following about Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana:- 1. This is a Central Sponsored Scheme, fully funded by the Central Government. 2, 33% of the beneficiaries in each district shall be women. Which of the above is/are correct? a) lonly b) 2only c) Both d) None


  17. Q.8 The Sentinelese, also known as the Sentineli and the North Sentinel Islanders, are an indigenous people who inhabit which group of Islands? a) Andaman and Nicobars b) Lakshadweep c) Agatti island d) Barren Island


  18. Q.9 'Darwaza Band - Part 2', launched by Swatch Bharat Mission, is supported by: a) National Development Bank b) Asian Development Bank c) World Bank d) International Monetary Fund(IMF)