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Daily MCQs for UPSC Current Affairs | 28th August 2021

PROJECT BACHPAN” -MOU SIGNED WITH DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, SINGRAULI

Source: PIB 

Q.1 Consider the following statements regarding Project Bachpan:

1. It aims to eradicate the menace of Child malnutrition from all over India.
2. It is an initiative launched by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Which of the above given statements is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Ans: b

Explanation:

  • Project Bachpanwas launched based on the MoU signed between Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL) and Singrauli District Administration, Madhya Pradesh.
  • Aim: The project aims to eradicate the menace of child malnutrition in and around the surrounding areas of NCL.
  • Under the Project, nutritional needs of more than 260 undernourished children will be taken care of. This will ensure the malnourished children’s good health and wellbeing.

 

 NO REQUEST TO DELIST HAQQANI FROM TALIBAN SANCTIONS YET, SAY DIPLOMATS

Source: The Hindu

Q.2 Sometimes seen in news, 1988 Sanctions Committee, is associated with:

a) To regulate the microfinance sector & reducing problems of multiple lending & over borrowing.

b) To advice on restructuring of loans, impacted by covid-19 pandemic

c) The sanctions measures imposed by the Security Council against Taliban

d) To monitor the implementation of the resolution, which requested countries to implement a wide range of counter-terrorism measures.

Ans: c

UNION AGRICULTURE MINISTER LAUNCHES NATIONAL FOOD AND NUTRITION CAMPAIGN FOR FARMERS

Source: PIB 

Q.3 With reference to the National Food and Nutrition Campaign, consider the following statements:

1. It is organized by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India and NITI Aayog.

2. The year 2023 will be celebrated as the International Year of Millets under the leadership of India.

Which of the above given statements is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Ans: b

Explanation:
The Union Minister for Agriculture recently launched the National Food and Nutrition Campaign for the farmers.

  • It is organized by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).
  • The Government has resolved to solve the problem of malnutrition under the leadership of the Prime Minister and has also launched several schemes and programs in this direction.
  • The year 2023 will be celebrated as the International Year of Millets under the leadership of India.
  • Farmers associated with Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) should motivate other farmers for improved farming and ensure participation of all farmers in various schemes including Farmers Producer Organisations (FPO), Agri Infra Fund, and increasing the area of organic farming under traditional farming,

MINISTRY OF CIVIL AVIATION NOTIFIES LIBERALISED DRONE RULES, 2021

Source: PIB 

Q.4 With reference to the Drone Rules 2021, consider the following statements:

1. No remote pilot licence required for micro drones (for non-commercial use) and nano drones.

2. No permission required for operating drones in green zones.

3. No restriction on foreign ownership in Indian drone companies. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

Ans: d

Explanation:

In March 2021, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) published the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Rules, 2021. Based on the feedback, the Government has decided to repeal the UAS Rules, 2021 and replace the same with the liberalised Drone Rules, 2021.

Key features of Drone Rules 2021

  • Several approvals abolished: unique authorisation number, unique prototype identification number, certificate of manufacturing and airworthiness, certificate of conformance, certificate of maintenance, import clearance, acceptance of existing drones, operator permit, authorisation of R&D organisation, student remote pilot licence, remote pilot instructor authorisation, drone port authorisation etc.
  • Number of forms reduced from 25 to 5. Types of fee reduced from 72 to 4.
  • Quantum of fee reduced to nominal levels and delinked with size of drone.
  • Digital sky platform shall be developed as a user-friendly single-window system.
  • No permission required for operating drones in green zones. Yellow zone reduced from 45 km to 12 km from the airport perimeter.
  • No remote pilot licence required for micro drones (for non-commercial use) and nano drones.
  • Drone promotion council to be set up by Government with participation from academia, startups and other stakeholders to facilitate a growth-oriented regulatory regime.

WORLD BANK HALTS ALL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR PROJECTS TO AFGHANISTAN

Source: News on Air

Q.5 Recently, World Bank has halted all financial assistance for projects to which of the following countries?

a) Iran

b) Palestine

c) Afghanistan

d) Syria

Ans: c

Explanation:

World Bank has halted all financial assistance for projects to Afghanistan.

  • The move comes in the wake of the Taliban assuming power in the country. The World Bank paused disbursements in its operations in Afghanistan and is closely monitoring
  • and assessing the situation in line with its internal policies and procedures. The World Bank will continue to consult closely with the international community and
  • development partners in this direction. Concerns have also been raised as regards the impact on the country’s development prospects, especially for women.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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