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1) M. Anandakrishnan who passed away recently was the Vice Chancellor of which university?
2) World No-Tobacco Day observed in May __.
3) Government has launched the YUVA – Prime Minister’s Scheme, where ___ authors will be selected through all India content.
4) Centre has granted Rs. 5,117 crore to which state under Jal Jeevan Mission?
A) Uttar Pradesh
D) Madhya Pradesh
5) Tamil Nadu: State govt has announced financial assistance of Rs.___ lakh fixed deposit for children who lost parents to Covid.
6) Which state government has announced CM’s Sishu Sewa Scheme financial support for children who lost parents due to COVID-19?
7) Which State Government has launched Bal-Seva Yojana to support children who lost their parents due to COVID?
D) Uttar Pradesh
8) Who has been elected as President of International Narcotics Control Board?
A) Sudhri Raj
B) Raj Mehta
C) Surender Singh
D) Jagjit Pavadia
9) New Book Titled Savarkar- A Contested Legacy has been Authored by ___.
A) Sudha Mudgal
B) Surender Pal
C) Vikram Sampath
D) Amit Singh
1) Answer: D
On May 29, 2021, Former Vice Chancellor of Anna University and Prominent educationist M. Anandakrishnan Passed away.
He was 93.
2) Answer: D
World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed around the world every year on 31 May.
The 2021 theme and campaign of World No Tobacco Day: “Commit to Quit”.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), ”Over 70 per cent of the 1.3 billion tobacco users worldwide lack access to the tools they need to quit successfully.
3) Answer: D
The government launched YUVA — Prime Minister’s Scheme for Mentoring Young Authors, an author mentorship programme to train 75 selected young and budding authors (below 30 years of age) with an aim to promote reading and writing.
75 authors to be selected through all-India contest from June 1 to July 31
Published books will be launched on January 12, 2022, on National Youth Day (Yuva Diwas)
Scholarship of Rs50,000 per month to be paid to winners for six months
The launch of YUVA (Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors) is in tune with PM’s vision to encourage young authors to write about India’s freedom struggle.
4) Answer: D
The Centre has allocated Rs 5,117 crore to Madhya Pradesh under the Jal Jeevan Mission, a four-fold rise than last year, and released its first tranche of Rs 1,184 crore.
The Centre has earmarked Rs 50,000 crore to the Jal Jeevan Mission which aims to provide piped drinking water to all rural households by 2024.
5) Answer: D
Children who have lost their parents to COVID-19 will be given Rs.5 lakh in assistance in the form of a fixed deposit, and the sum will be given to them with interest when they turn 18.
The government would bear the expenses on account of the education and accommodation of these children until they graduate from college.
It would also ensure that they get priority in accommodation at government homes for children.
For those who have lost one parent, Rs.3 lakh in relief will be given to the living parent.
Those who lost a parent earlier and then the other to COVID-19 will be given Rs.5 lakh in fixed deposit.
6) Answer: C
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced the Mukhyamantri Sishu Sewa Achoni scheme which will provide relief to children who have lost their parents due to Covid-19.
As per this scheme, those children who have lost both their parents and are being looked after by their extended family members will be entitled to Rs 3,500 financial aid per month.
Children below the age of 10 years without any family support will be provided shelter at child care institutions.
Adolescent girls who have been orphaned will be accommodated at reputed institutions like Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya to ensure that they are cared for sensitively and provided proper protection.
In the case of girls of marriageable age who have lost their parents, the government of Assam will provide one tola of gold under the Arundhati Gold scheme and one-time financial assistance of Rs 50,000.
7) Answer: D
The Uttar Pradesh government launched a welfare scheme for children who have either lost both of their parents to COVID-19 or the earning parent.
As part of the scheme, the government will provide a monthly financial assistance of Rs 4,000 to a child’s guardian or caretaker until he or she attains adulthood.
Children below 10 years who do not have any family members will be taken care of by the state government children’s homes.
A minor girl child will be housed in Kasturba Gandhi Girls (Residential) Schools run by the Government of India or children’s homes (girls) run by the state government.
The state government will also provide an amount of Rs 1, 01,000 for the marriage of such girls.
8) Answer: D
Former Indian Customs officer, Jagjit Pavadia has been elected as the President of the International Narcotics Control Board (NCB) becoming the first Indian to head this international body based in Vienna.
“The Board will pay particular attention to the timely supply of and access to controlled drugs during emergency situations.
It will also continue its work on the development of guidelines for the control and monitoring of cannabis and cannabis-related substances”.
9) Answer: C
A New book, titled “Savarkar: A contested Legacy (1924-1966), was authored byVikram Sampath.
The book is Published by the Penguin Random House India.
The release of the book was announced on the occasion of the 138th birth anniversary of the Hindutva ideologue.