State current affairs knowledge
Which state CM introduced KALIA Chhatra Bruti for the children of farmers?
Question 1 Explanation:
'KALIA Chhatra Bruti' scholarship for the children of farmers benefited under the KALIA scheme was launched by the Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha. It aims at providing financial assistance for technical and professional education to farmers' children by creating a provision for the State government to bear all expenses involved in various levels of education. The scholarship shall be sent directly to the bank accounts of students who require it via. DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer).
Which state for the first time has undertaken census of otters?
Question 2 Explanation:
Uttar Pradesh for the first time has undertaken census of otters in protected areas of the state. The census exercise was started from Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR) and will be completed by end of March 2019 covering all protected areas of state. Otter It is important part species (mammal) of forest ecosystem. It spends much of its time in or close to water bodies. It lives on fish. Its den is known as holt and it is close to water bodies. Its thriving population indicates healthy river ecosystem and water bodies are pollution-free. Three species of otters are found in India. It is classified as vulnerable species on IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Which State government has launched initiatives to educate voters?
Question 3 Explanation:
Assam State government has launched initiatives to educate voters. Folk song competitions, quiz programmes and appeals by celebrities are some of the initiatives being undertaken by the election office in Assam for attracting women, first-time voters, people with physical disabilities and senior citizens to cast their votes. Sprinter Hima Das, Whitley Awardee and environmentalist Purnima Devi Barman, singer Tarali Sarma, body builder Golap Rabha and actor Kopil Bora have been roped in as State icons to create awareness about the election process. District election officers have been directed to reach out to the maximum number of voters in the constituencies under their jurisdiction. Polling stations with low female voter turn-out have been identified and 'mahila voter rallies' are being held.
The Odisha Cabinet approved a scheme to provide free sanitary napkins to school girls across the state. It was named as;
Question 4 Explanation:
The Odisha Cabinet approved the 'Khushi' scheme to provide free sanitary napkins to school girls across the state. The scheme will benefit nearly 17.25 lakh school girls from Class VI to XII studying in government and government-aided schools. The state government will spend INR 466 crore over a period of 5 years to implement the scheme.
The Government of India, and this state government signs a Loan Agreement with the World Bank for USD 25.2 Million.
Question 5 Explanation:
The Government of India, the State Government of Chhattisgarh and the World Bank signed a $25.2 Million Loan Agreement to support the State's Reforms in Expenditure Management. This support will cover Expenditure Planning, Investment Management, Budget Execution, Public Procurement, and Accountability. The Chhattisgarh Public Financial Management and Accountability Program, which is the First Bank-Financed State-Level Project in Chhattisgarh in nearly a decade, will also help the State strengthen its Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) and Tax Administration Systems.
Gauri Sawant Becomes India's 1st Transgender Election Ambassador. She was from which Indian state?
Question 6 Explanation:
The Election Commission of India has appointed transgender social activist Gauri Sawant, as one of the 12 election ambassadors from Maharashtra. She is the first transgender election ambassadors. According to the Election Commission, Gauri Sawant's appointment would help in more people from this category getting registered during the final phase of voters enrollment. It stated that in the next few days, Gauri Sawant would visit every transgender and inspire them about the need for voting.
Which state CM announced a Universal Old Age Pension scheme, named Mukhya Mantri Vriddha Pension Yojana (MMVPY)?
Question 7 Explanation:
Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar announced a Universal Old Age Pension scheme, named Mukhya Mantri Vriddha Pension Yojana (MMVPY), irrespective for all caste, community, religion, except for those who are retired from government organizations. The scheme facilitates the amount of Rs. 400 monthly pension for all in the state above the age of 60 who are not getting a pension from the government. The Chief Minister also announced a pension of 6, 000 rupees for journalists above 60 years of age. Those who have been in regular service in the field of media and not getting any other pension will be eligible for Bihar Patrakar Samman Yojana (BPSY). The schemes will come into its enforcement from 1st April 2019.
Indian Air Force to display firepower in which of the following state?
Jammu & Kashmir
Question 8 Explanation:
Indian Air Force is set to demonstrate its full combat and fire capabilities during 'Exercise Vayu Shakti-2019' in the Pokharan firing range close to Indo-Pak border in Rajasthan. Akash missile firing, gun firing from Advanced Light Helicopter and MiG 29's air-to-ground role will be demonstrated in the exercise. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is scheduled to attend the event. Indigenously developed weapons, aircraft and equipment to be displayed include Akash midrange surface to air missile, Astra all weather beyond visual range air-to-air missile, Light Combat Aircraft Tejas, Advanced Light Helicopter and Airborne Early Warning and Control systems. The fighter planes like MiG 29, Jaguar, Sukhoi-30, Mirage-2000, transport aircraft like AN-32, C 130, Mi-17 VS and MI-35 helicopters will be among other aircraft used during the demonstration.
With which state government IIFL Home Finance signed an MoU for building houses under PMAY?
Question 9 Explanation:
An MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) was signed between IIFL Home Finance and the Maharashtra government for building affordable houses through credit-linked subsidy scheme (CLSS) under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). Through this MoU, the Housing Department of Maharashtra will provide permissions and enable IIFL Home Finance (IIFL HFL) to spread awareness among customers about the benefits of PMAY through presentations, counselling, calls and messages.
Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal announced a new railway zone for which of the following state?
Question 10 Explanation:
Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal announced a new railway zone for Andhra Pradesh, that is the Southern Coast Railway and it will be headquartered in Visakhapatnam. It will be the 18th zone in the country. The new zone will comprise the existing Guntakal, Guntur and Vijayawada divisions that currently fall under the South Central Railway. The cost of creating infrastructure for a new zone is around Rs. 205 crore.
Which state launches PRANAM Commission to Protect Parents Of State Government Employees?
Question 11 Explanation:
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched the PRANAM Commission, which is a panel set up to look after the issues concerning a Bill brought in for the protection of parents of state government employees. The Parents Responsibility and Norms for Accountability and Monitoring (PRANAM) Bill, stated to be the first-of-its-kind bill in the country, aims to protect elderly parents of government employees in their times of need.
The Madhya Pradesh Government increases the Reservation Quota of OBCs to .....
Question 12 Explanation:
The Madhya Pradesh government issued an ordinance increasing reservation quota for the Other Backward Classes (OBC) to 27% from the current 14%. The announcement was made by the state's Law and Legal Affairs Minister PC Sharma. The ordinance was issued and notified after it received the assent from the state's Governor Anandiben Patel.
Which state inaugurated a web portal, 'Banglar Shiksha' for school students?
Question 13 Explanation:
West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee inaugurated a web portal, 'Banglar Shiksha', which is set to provide real-time data on state-run and aided schools. The portal, banglarshiksha.gov.in, will be up and running in two months' time, the minister stated. A statement issued by the school education department stated that the portal will store real-time data of 1.5 crore students, 5 lakh teachers and 1 lakh schools.
India has signed a loan agreement with the World Bank for 96 Million US dollars for which of the following state?
Question 14 Explanation:
India has signed a loan agreement with the World Bank for 96 Million US dollars for additional financing of Uttarakhand Disaster Recovery Project. Finance Ministry in a release stated the World Bank has been supporting the State Government since 2014 to restore housing and rural connectivity and to build the resilience of communities.
Which among the following becomes the First State in mainland to get 2 Coast Guard Districts?
Question 15 Explanation:
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit inaugurated the second Coast Guard district headquarters at Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu is the first state in India to get a second Coast Guard district headquarters. The first district headquarters is Chennai. The second headquarters have been set up to deal with frequent issues faced by fishermen and provide anti-poaching operations, search and rescue missions and coastal security measures. It will function under Commander Coast Guard Region (East). The area of operations will include about 680 km of the coastline along districts of Pudukottai, Thanjavur, Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari. The position of first district Commander of the district headquarters (Tuticorin) has been given to Coast Guard DIG Arvind Sharma.
This state government launched Mukhyamantri Yuva Swabhiman Yojana that guarantees 100 days of employment every year to urban youth.
Question 16 Explanation:
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath launched the State Government's flagship scheme 'Mukhyamantri Yuva Swabhiman Yojana' that guarantees 100 days of employment every year to urban youth from economically weaker sections. Under the scheme, Rs 4, 000 stipend per month during 100 days of period, would be given to the youth and they will also be given skill development training in order to become independent. Each youth enrolled under the scheme will get total Rs 13, 500 for the 100 days period. 1.5 lakh urban youths have so far registered themselves for this scheme. Only those youths, whose family's annual income is less than Rs 2 lakh and who are in the age group of 21-30 years, are eligible for the scheme.
Which state CM launched a Scheme for Adolescent girls (SAG) that focuses on girls aged between 11 to 14?
Question 17 Explanation:
In Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched Scheme for Adolescent girls (SAG). The scheme focuses on girls aged between 11 to 14 years who have left studies and will take steps for proper nutrition and special care for them. The state government also decided to observe Adolescent girls day on 8th of every month at Anganwadi centres across the state. State Government will also launch Nutrition Campaign for the adolescent girls on 8th March.
Which state has the maximum number of first-time voters in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections?
Question 18 Explanation:
According to Election Commission, West Bengal has the maximum number of first-time voters, around 20.1 lakh, in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. WB is followed by Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, with around 16.7 lakh and 13.6 lakh first-time voters, respectively. The number of people eligible to vote has reportedly increased by 8.4 crore as compared to 2014 General Elections. Over 1.5 crore voters are in the age group of 18-19 years. These "young voters"constitute 1.66 per cent of the total electors.
Which state government launches digital platform for Agro land conversion?
Question 19 Explanation:
Karnataka government introduced a dedicated digital platform for the speedy processing of land records. Karnataka Revenue Minister R V Deshpande on Wednesday officially launched a single window service 'landrecords.karnataka.gov.in' for the hassle-free processing of agricultural land. The newly launched eco-system will complete the required process within 60 days. Deshpande hoped that technological intervention would reduce the involvement of multiple government agencies as well as human intervention. This process will allow people who want to convert their agricultural land for commercial purpose.
Ministry of Textiles started has set up a Yarn bank in which state for weavers?
Question 20 Explanation:
In order to avoid fluctuation in yarn prices, Ministry of Textiles started Yarn bank, a first of its kind in Karnataka, to help thousand of weavers at the Mysore Powerloom Silk Manufacturers Cooperative Society by ensuring steady supply of silk yarn and zari. The Centre aided bank will purchase yarn at the wholesale rate from producers, then it will be sold to the subscribing weavers at reasonable rates to sustain production.
How many states are directed by the National Green Tribunal to submit action plans for bringing air quality standards?
Question 21 Explanation:
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed six States to submit by April 30 action plans for bringing air quality standards within the prescribed norms, failing which they would be liable to pay environment compensation of Rs.1 crore each. A Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel ordered the Chief Secretaries of Assam, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Nagaland governments to submit their plan within the stipulated time.
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