Q1. Which state was the first to integrate its land records with the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) web portal?
Q2. Which state has announced that the Vikram Sarabhai Children Innovation Centre will be established?
B. Andra Pradesh
Q3. Which tribal group recently signed a tripartite agreement with the Government of India and the state government of Assam?
Q4. Who was the one who reversed the Partition of Bengal?
A. Lord Chelmsford
B. Lord Curzon
C. Lord Hardinge
D. Lord Minto
Q5. When the Durand line was drawn, who among the following was the Amir of Afghanistan?
B. Dost Mohammad
C. Akbar Khan
D. Abdur Rahman
Q6. Which of the following Indian states is home to the “Dancing Deer”?
A. Jammu and Kashmir
D. Tamil Nadu
Q7. Which state is home to the Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary (CWS)?
B. Andhra Pradesh
C. West Bengal
Q8. Smriti Irani, a Union Minister, recently introduced the ‘Yashaswini' welfare scheme in Goa. What is the scheme's goal?
A. Assistance to schools
B. Vaccination to children
C. Cleaning of beaches
D. Assistance to women self-help groups
A1. Option C is Correct
Explanation: Maharashtra's Department of Agriculture has seamlessly merged the state's land records with the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana's web portal (PMFBY). It is the country's first state to establish such a connection.
During the process of insuring crops, farmers are only required to provide their Aadhar number, bank information, and land records after the records have been connected online. The method, which began during the current rabi season is expected to increase the system's efficiency and transparency.
A2. Option C is Correct
Explanation: Gujarat's Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani, recently announced the establishment of a new center to promote creativity among children in the state. The Vikram Sarabhai Children Innovation Centre is its name.
The announcement was made at Gandhinagar, Gujarat's Children Innovation Festival. GUSEC, Gujarat University's start-up committee, collaborated with UNICEF to put on this festival. A letter of intent was also exchanged between Gujarat University and UNICEF during the case.
A3. Option D is Correct
Explanation: With the National Democratic Front of Bodoland, the Centre and the state government of Assam recently signed a tripartite agreement (NDFB). For many years, the Bodo tribal community has demanded a separate state of Bodoland from Assam.
The agreement was also signed by the All-Bodo Students' Union (ABSU) and another party is known as the United Bodo People's Organization, which led the insurgency. More than 1500 NDFB militants are expected to hand in their weapons. The government has set aside Rs. 1500 crore to enforce the agreement over the next three years.
A4. Option B is Correct
Explanation: Lord Curzon, the then Viceroy of India, declared the partition of Bengal on July 20, 1905, and it began on October 16, 1905. After that, the Swadeshi Revolution exploded, and in 1911, the British government (Lord Hardinge) abolished Bengal's partition.
A5. Option D is Correct
Explanation: During Lord Lansdowne's viceroyalty, Sir Henry Mortimer Durand created the Durand line in 1892. At the time, Afghanistan's Emir was Abdur Rahman Khan.
A6. Option C is Correct
Explanation: Sangai Deer is the common name for the Sangai Deer, which can only be found in Manipur's Keibul Lamjao National Park (KLNP) in Loktak Lake. Phumdis (floating vegetation) are common in Loktak and deer often use them to balance themselves, giving the impression that they are dancing.
A7. Option B is Correct
Explanation: The Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary (CWS) is an Andhra Pradesh wildlife sanctuary and estuary. It extends over 235.7 square kilometers. With 24 mangrove tree species and more than 120 bird species, it is India's second-largest stretch of mangrove forest. The critically endangered white-backed vulture and the long-billed vulture call it home.
A8. Option D is Correct
Explanation: Smriti Irani, the Union Minister for Women and Child Development and Textiles recently initiated the ‘Yashaswini' scheme in Goa. It's a women's empowerment program that provides interest-free loans up to $5 lakh to women's Self Help Groups (SHGs). The software would also assist them in seeking professional advice.
The Minister also announced the launch of the Swasthya Sakhi Project and a mobile breast cancer screening program, which will be carried out by Anganwadi staff and will screen all women in Goa for breast cancer.