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About Me . Name- Sunil Kumar Singh JRF, Pursuing research Faced UPSC interview in 2015, and 2016 Taught History for 3 years at University level .Follow me at: https://unacademy.com/user/kumarsunilvns99
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MCQ-1 Q.Which union ministry launched 'Krishi Kalyan Abhiyaan' to help farmers in raising their income? (A) Ministry of Food Processing Industries (B) Ministry of Rural Development (C) Ministry of Agriculture and farmers welfare (D) None of these
The Ministry of Agriculiture and farmers welfare in line with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of doubling farmers' income by 2022 has launched the Krishi kalyan Abhiyaan from 1st June to 31st July, 2018 "The purpose of the scheme is to aid, assist and advice farmers on how to improve their farming techniques and raise their incomes. The Krishi kalyan Abhiyaan will be undertaken in 25 Villages with more than 1000 population each in Aspirational Districts identified in consultation with Ministry of Rural Development as per directions of NITI Ayog. Farm science centres called Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) will coordinate and implement the programme.
MCQ-2 Q.Which country was the global host nation for the 43rd edition of World Environment Day event? (A) Finland (B) India (C) Norway (D) Belgium
India is the global host nation for the 43rd edition of World Environment Day (WED -2018) event, which has started on June 5, 2018. The day is a platform for encouraging awareness and propagating the need for protecting the environment. The 2018 theme is "Beat Plastic Pollution". Plastic, which is rampantly polluting our water bodies, harming marine life and posing a threat to human health, has been one of the major concerns of environmental bodies this year.
MCQ-3 Q.Around one third of all water wells tested in which Indian state, contained uranium levels that exceed the safe drinking water standards? (A) Bihar (B) Maharashtra (C) Jharkhand (D) Rajasthan
. As per the study, the main source of uranium contamination is natural . But human factors like groundwater-table decline, over- exploitation of groundwater for agricultural irrigation and nitrate pollution worsens it. Exposure of uranium in drinking water might cause chronic kidney disease. . Around one third of all water wells tested in Rajasthan, contained uranium levels that exceed the World Health Organization (WHO) and US Environmental Protection Agency's safe drinking water standards.
MCQ-4 Q.Which bank launched a first of a kind new deposit scheme to fetch Rs. 1000 crore the scheme named 'Green Future : Deposit"? (A) HDFC Bank (B) Yes Bank (C) Axis Bank (D) ICICI Bank
India won four gold medals, 1 silver medal and 2 bronze medal at the first day of the 2018 Asian Junior Athletics Championships. . Ashish Jakhar threw the 6kg iron ball and chain to a distance of 76.86m and broke his previous record of 75.04m that he had set at the Junior Federation Cup in April 2018. India's Damneet Singh came second and won silver medal with a throw of 74.08m. Japan's Masanobu Hattori came third with a throw of 69.34m. India's Priyadarshini Suresh worn bronze medal in the women's triple jump.