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Q.1. Which state/UT’s police has become India’s 1st Security Force to launch ‘Smart Card Arms License’?

किस राज्य/केंद्र शासित प्रदेश की पुलिस स्मार्ट कार्ड आर्म्स लाइसेंसलॉन्च करने वाली भारत की पहली सुरक्षा बल बन गई है?

(a) Assam / असम

(b) Ladakh / लद्दाख

(c) Delhi / दिल्ली

(d) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(e) Jammu and Kashmir / जम्मू और कश्मीर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. Delhi Police became India’s 1st Security Force to launch ‘Smart Card Arms License’

On the occasion of 75th Anniversary of Delhi Police (16th February 2022), Union Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah officially launched the Delhi Police’s “Smart Card Arms License” and “Shastra Mobile Application”.

Delhi Police introduced ‘Smart Card Arms License’ to provide techno-friendly digital services to the citizens of Delhi. Delhi Police has become India’s first security force to introduce the ‘Smart Card Arms License’, replacing the arms license booklet.

The smart card and the Shastra app were designed and developed in coordination with the National e-Governance Division (NeGD), Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY).

The smart card has inherent security features which include an 18-digit unique identification number.  Smart Card Arms License will be integrated with the ‘e-Beat book’ through the ‘Shastra mobile app’ for effective policing.

Q.2. PM Modi has inaugurated Asia’s largest 550-tonne capacity Bio-CNG plant ‘Gobar-Dhan’ in which of the following city?

पीएम मोदी ने निम्नलिखित में से किस शहर में एशिया के सबसे बड़े 550 टन क्षमता वाले बायोसीएनजी प्लांट गोबरधनका उद्घाटन किया है?

(a) Indore / इंदौर

(b) Meerut / मेरठ

(c) Ranchi / रांची

(d) Lucknow /लखनऊ

(e) Surat / सूरत

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(a)

Exp. PM Modi inaugurated 550-tonne capacity Bio-CNG plant “Gobar-Dhan” in Indore

PM Modi inaugurated Asia’s largest 550-tonne capacity ‘Gobar-Dhan’ Bio-CNG plant in Indore. It is based on the concept of waste-to-wealth innovation.

The municipal solid waste based Gobar-Dhan plant is in line with PM’s vision of creating “garbage-free cities” under the Swachh Bharat Mission Urban 2.0.

The Gobar-Dhan plant will have the capacity to treat 550 tonnes of segregated wet organic waste and produce around 17,000 kg CNG and 100 tonnes of organic compost per day. It will produce CNG with 96% pure methane gas.

This ‘lighthouse plant’ has been set up under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model, by Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) and Indo Enviro Integrated Solutions Limited (IEISL).

Q.3. India’s 1st water taxi service has been inaugurated by the union minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways in which city?

भारत की पहली जल टैक्सी सेवा का उद्घाटन केंद्रीय मंत्री सर्बानंद सोनोवाल, बंदरगाह, जहाजरानी और जलमार्ग मंत्रालय ने किस शहर में किया है?

(a) Chennai / चेन्नई

(b) Mumbai / मुंबई

(c) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(d) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(e) Pune / पुणे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. India’s 1st Water Taxi Service inaugurated in Mumbai, Maharashtra

India’s 1st water taxi service to enable faster connectivity between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra was virtually inaugurated by the union minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.

The Water Taxi services will commence from the Domestic Cruise Terminal (DCT) and will also connect nearby locations at Nerul, Belapur, Elephanta island and JNPT.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray inaugurated the newly constructed Belapur jetty which is built at a cost of Rs 8.37 crores. It was funded in the 50-50 model under the Sagarmala scheme of the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.

The jetty will enable movement of vessels to locations such as Bhaucha Dhakka, Mandwa, Elephanta and Karanja.

131 projects worth Rs 1.05 lakh crore have been earmarked for Maharashtra. Of these, financial assistance of Rs 2,078 crore will be provided to 46 projects under Sagarmala scheme of Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways. These projects will boost tourism and employment generation.

Q.4. Government has announced to launch doorstep crop insurance distribution drive ‘Meri Policy Mere Hath’ under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY). PMFBY was launched in which year?

सरकार ने प्रधानमंत्री फसल बीमा योजना (PMFBY) के तहत घरघर फसल बीमा वितरण अभियान मेरी पॉलिसी मेरे हाथशुरू करने की घोषणा की है। PMFBY किस वर्ष शुरू की गई थी?

(a) 2014

(b) 2015

(c) 2016

(d) 2017

(e) 2018

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. Govt announced to launch doorstep crop insurance distribution drive ‘Meri Policy Mere Hath’ under PMFBY

With the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) entering the seventh year of implementation in the upcoming Kharif season, the government has announced to launch a doorstep distribution drive ‘Meri Policy Mere Hath’ to deliver crop insurance policies to farmers.

The doorstep campaign aims to ensure all farmers are well aware and equipped with all information on their policies, land records, the process of claim and grievance redressal under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana.

The campaign will be launched in all implementing states in the upcoming Kharif season. PMFBY was launched in February 2016.

Q.5. Union Cabinet approved for the continuation of the Capacity Development (CD) scheme of Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI) till _____________________ or further review, whichever is earlier with an outlay of Rs. 3,179 crores.

केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने सांख्यिकी और कार्यक्रम कार्यान्वयन मंत्रालय (MoSPI) की क्षमता विकास (CD) योजना को _____________ तक या आगे की समीक्षा तक, जो भी पहले हो, रुपये के परिव्यय के साथ जारी रखने के लिए मंजूरी दी। 3,179 करोड़।

(a) 31 December 2023 / 31 दिसंबर 2023

(b) 31 March 2024 / 31 मार्च 2024

(c) 31 December 2024 / 31 दिसंबर 2024

(d) 31 December 2025 / 31 दिसंबर 2025

(e) 31 March 2026 / 31 मार्च 2026

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. Government extended Capacity Development Scheme till 31 March 2026

The Union Cabinet approved for the continuation of the Capacity Development (CD) scheme of Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI) till 31st March 2026 or further review, whichever is earlier with an outlay of Rs. 3,179 crores approved during 15th Finance Commission.

The scheme comprises the main scheme, capacity development and two sub schemes viz. support for statistical strengthening (SSS) and economic census (EC).

The CD scheme is an ongoing central sector scheme (CSS) of the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI) with an overall objective to augment infrastructural, technical and manpower resources for enabling availability of credible and timely official statistics.

The CD scheme contains all statistical and data management activities of MoSPI that generates and maintains the official statistical system of India. The scheme also facilitates evidence-based decision making and for policy planning by the government.

Q.6. India has recently signed a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with which country?

भारत ने हाल ही में किस देश के साथ एक व्यापक आर्थिक भागीदारी समझौते (CEPA) पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

(b) Uruguay / उरुग्वे

(c) UAE / संयुक्त अरब अमीरात

(d) Egypt / मिस्र

(e) Turkey / तुर्की

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. India, UAE signed a Comprehensive Trade Agreement

India and the United Arab Emirates signed a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA).

It will cover goods, services and digital trade, among others, that will allow 90% of the country’s exports a duty-free access to the Emirates.

The bilateral trade pact is India’s first in the region and the first comprehensive trade agreement with any country in a decade. UAE is India’s third-biggest trading partner behind the US and China.

Q.7. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has published the Global Trade Update which shows that Global trade rose 25% to hit record high of $28.5 trillion in 2021.

व्यापार और विकास पर संयुक्त राष्ट्र सम्मेलन (UNCTAD) ने ग्लोबल ट्रेड अपडेट प्रकाशित किया है जो दर्शाता है कि 2021 में वैश्विक व्यापार 25% बढ़कर ______________________ के रिकॉर्ड उच्च स्तर पर पहुंच गया।

(a) $8.5 trillion / $8.5 ट्रिलियन

(b) $10.6 trillion / $10.6 ट्रिलियन

(c) $21.4 trillion / $21.4 ट्रिलियन

(d) $28.5 trillion / $28.5 ट्रिलियन

(e) $32.5 trillion / $32.5 ट्रिलियन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. Global trade rose 25% to hit record high of $28.5 trillion in 2021, according to UNCTAD

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has published the Global Trade Update which shows that in 2021, world trade in goods remained strong and trade in services finally returned to its pre-COVID-19 levels.

Overall, the value of global trade reached a record level of $28.5 trillion in 2021. That’s an increase of 25% on 2020 and 13% higher compared to 2019.

Meanwhile, trade in services rose by $50 billion to reach $1.6 trillion, just above pre-pandemic levels.

Q.8. The government of India, the state govt of Karnataka, and Odisha has signed a loan agreement of ____________________ with the World Bank for the implementation of the “Rejuvenating Watersheds for Agricultural Resilience through Innovative Development” (REWARD) Project.

भारत सरकार, कर्नाटक और ओडिशा राज्य सरकार ने अभिनव विकास के माध्यम से कृषि लचीलापन के लिए कायाकल्प वाटरशेड” (रिवार्ड) परियोजना के कार्यान्वयन के लिए विश्व बैंक के साथ _____________ के ऋण समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं।

(a) $115 million / $115 मिलियन

(b) $150 million / $150 मिलियन

(c) $207 million / $207 मिलियन

(d) $234 million / $234 मिलियन

(e) $250 million / $250 मिलियन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. Govt signed loan agreement of $115 million with World Bank for REWARD Project

Government of India, the state govt of Karnataka and Odisha signed loan agreement of $115 million (INR 869 crore) with World Bank for implementation of “Rejuvenating Watersheds for Agricultural Resilience through Innovative Development” (REWARD) Project.

It will help national and state institutions adopt improved watershed management practices to help increase farmers’ resilience to climate change, promote higher productivity and better incomes.

India has one of the largest watershed management programs in the world. The Government of India has committed to restoring 26 million hectares of degraded land by 2030 and doubling farmers’ income by 2023.

Q.9. Government of India has reduced agri-cess for crude palm oil (CPO) from 7.5% to ____________ with effect from 12th February 2022.

भारत सरकार ने 12 फरवरी 2022 से कच्चे पाम तेल (सीपीओ) के लिए कृषि उपकर को 7.5% से घटाकर _________ कर दिया है।

(a) 4.0%

(b) 4.5%

(c) 5.0%

(d) 5.5%

(e) 6.0%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. Centre reduced agri-cess on Crude Palm Oil from 7.5% To 5%

Government of India has reduced agri-cess for crude palm oil (CPO) from 7.5% to 5% with effect from 12th February 2022. Following the reduction of the agri-cess, the import tax gap between CPO and Refined Palm Oil has increased to 8.25%.

This will benefit the domestic edible oil refiners and also check the prices of cooking oils. The GoI has also extended the current basic rate of import duty of 0% on CPO, crude soyabean oil and crude sunflower oil till 30 September 2022.

The 12.5% import duty on refined palm oils, 17.5% on refined soyabean oil, and 17.5% on refined sunflower oil will continue in effect until September 30, 2022.

Cess is a kind of special-purpose tax which is levied over and above basic tax rates.

The Agriculture Infrastructure and Development Cess (AIDC) is a tax that the government imposes on the commercial production of agricultural produce.

Q.10. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled the licence of which Maharashtra- based Urban Cooperative Bank recently?

भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक (RBI) ने हाल ही में किस महाराष्ट्र स्थित शहरी सहकारी बैंक का लाइसेंस रद्द कर दिया है?

(a) Mantha Urban Cooperative Bank / मंथा अर्बन को-ऑपरेटिव बैंक

(b) United Co-operative Bank / यूनाइटेड को-ऑपरेटिव बैंक

(c) Vasantdada Nagari Sahakari Bank / वसंतदादा नगरी सहकारी बैंक

(d) Apna Sahakari Co-Op Bank / अपना सहकारी को-ओप बैंक

(e) Shivajirao Bhosale Sahakari Bank / शिवाजीराव भोसले सहकारी बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. RBI cancelled licence of Maharashtra’s Mantha Urban Cooperative Bank

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled the licence of Mantha Urban Cooperative Bank Ltd., Mantha, District Jalna, Maharashtra.

In this regard, the bank ceases to carry on banking business w.e.f. February 16, 2022 to safeguard the interests of its depositors.

The apex bank also prohibited the cooperative bank from conducting the business of ‘banking’ which includes acceptance of deposits and repayment of deposits as defined in Section 5(b) read with Section 56 of the Banking Regulation (BR) Act, 1949 with immediate effect.

The bank does not have adequate capital and earning prospects. It does not comply with the provisions of section 11(1) and section 22 (3) (d) read with section 56 of the BR, 1949.

Q.11. SBI in its “Ecowrap” report, has projected India’s GDP growth at _________ for FY22.

एसबीआई ने अपनी “इकॉरैप” रिपोर्ट में वित्त वर्ष 22 के लिए भारत की जीडीपी वृद्धि _________ होने का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) 9.5%

(b) 8.8%

(c) 7.9%

(d) 4.5%

(e) 5.7%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(b)

Exp. SBI Ecowrap report projected India’s GDP at 8.8% in FY22

State Bank of India (SBI) Research Report, Ecowrap, has revised downwards the gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate of India for FY22 (2021-22) to 8.8%.

Earlier this was estimated at 9.3%. The report projects the GDP to grow at 5.8% in the third quarter (Q3) of FY2021-2022 (October-December).

The country’s economy expanded by 8.4% in the second quarter of 2021-22, to cross pre-pandemic levels. However, the GDP growth in the July-September period was slower than the 20.1% expansion in the previous quarter.

Q.12. BSE Ebix Insurance Broking Pvt Ltd has signed an insurance broker agreement with which insurance company for the distribution of life Insurance products?

बीएसई एबिक्स इंश्योरेंस ब्रोकिंग प्राइवेट लिमिटेड ने जीवन बीमा उत्पादों के वितरण के लिए किस बीमा कंपनी के साथ एक बीमा ब्रोकर समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) United India Insurance Company Limited / यूनाइटेड इंडिया इंश्योरेंस कंपनी लिमिटेड

(b) New India Assurance Company Limited / न्यू इंडिया एश्योरेंस कंपनी लिमिटेड

(c) Life Insurance Corporation of India / भारतीय जीवन बीमा निगम

(d) National Insurance Company Limited / नेशनल इंश्योरेंस कंपनी लिमिटेड

(e) Oriental Insurance Company Limited / ओरिएंटल इंश्योरेंस कंपनी लिमिटेड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. BSE Ebix Partners with LIC for Distribution of Insurance Products

BSE Ebix Insurance Broking Pvt. Ltd., a joint venture of BSE and Ebix Fincorp Exchange Pvt. Ltd., signed an insurance broker agreement for the distribution of Life Insurance Corporation’s (LIC) products.

Aim: To offer customer centric solutions backed by technological innovations and best in class services.

Under this agreement, BSE Ebix will offer their clients insurance products offered by LIC such as Life and Health, using its omni-channel digital presence.

BSE-EBIX aims to reach every citizen of India and provide insurance solutions to customers.

Q.13. Who among the following has been appointed as the new Director of the Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे आर्थिक विकास संस्थान, नई दिल्ली के नए निदेशक के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Ajay Kumar Choudhary / अजय कुमार चौधरी

(b) Deepak Kumar / दीपक कुमार

(c) Ajay Kumar / अजय कुमार

(d) Atul Keshap / अतुल केशप

(e) Chetan Ghate / चेतन घटे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(e)

Exp. Chetan Ghate appointed as Director of Institute of Economic Growth

Chetan Ghate has been appointed as the new Director of the Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi. He succeeded Ajit Mishra.

Ghate was a member of the RBI’s 1st Monetary Policy Committee between 2016-2020. Ghate has been a professor of economics at the Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the National Accounts system (ACNAS).

He is the winner of the 2014 Mahalanobis Memorial gold medal for the best research economist.

Q.14. Who has been appointed as brand ambassador of Adidas?

एडिडास के ब्रांड एंबेसडर के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Pankaj Tripathi / पंकज त्रिपाठी

(b) Manika Batra / मनिका बत्रा

(c) Deepika Padukone / दीपिका पादुकोण

(d) Neeraj Chopra / नीरज चोपड़ा

(e) Mirabai Chanu / मीराबाई चानू

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(b)

Exp. Table Tennis player Manika Batra appointed as brand ambassador of Adidas

Adidas’ sportswear team appointed Indian table tennis player, Manika Batra as the brand ambassador.

The partnership focuses on empowering women to realize their dreams, cheering for women to break barriers and boost participation in sports.

Manika Batra is the first Indian woman to win gold in table tennis at the Commonwealth Games 2018. She is the first Indian player to reach the top 10 of the (International Table Tennis Federation) ITTF World rankings in women’s doubles and top 15 in mixed doubles, and the first Indian woman to reach the top 50 of the ITTF Rankings.

Q.15. Who has been conferred with Hilal-e-Pakistan, the second highest civilian honour of Pakistan?

पाकिस्तान के दूसरे सर्वोच्च नागरिक सम्मान हिलालपाकिस्तान से किसे सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Harshaali Malhotra / हर्षाली मल्होत्रा

(b) Shinzo Abe / शिंजो अबे

(c) Barack Obama / बराक ओबामा

(d) Bill Gates / बिल गेट्स

(e) Sushmita Sen / सुष्मिता सेन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(d)

Exp. Bill Gates conferred Hilal-e-Pakistan honour for efforts to eradicate polio

Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has been conferred with Hilal-e-Pakistan. It is the second highest civilian honour in the country. He has been awarded for his efforts to help eradicate polio in Pakistan.

Gates is on a day-long visit to Pakistan and has met with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. He also visited the National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) that oversees efforts to curb Covid-19.

Q.16. Bihar’s Sakibul Gani has become the first player in the history of the game to score a triple century on his first-class debut. He made the history in the Ranji Trophy fixture against which state’s team?

बिहार के साकिबुल गनी खेल के इतिहास में अपने प्रथम श्रेणी पदार्पण पर तिहरा शतक बनाने वाले पहले खिलाड़ी बन गए हैं। उन्होंने किस राज्य की टीम के खिलाफ रणजी ट्रॉफी मैच में इतिहास रच दिया?

(a) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(b) Gujarat / गुजरात

(c) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(d) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(e) Mizoram / मिजोरम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(e)

Exp. Bihar’s Sakibul Gani became 1st player to hit triple ton on first-class debut

Bihar’s Sakibul Gani become the first player in the history of the game to score a triple century on his first-class debut.

He scored 341 off 405 balls, hitting 56 fours and two sixes, in the Plate Group Ranji Trophy fixture against Mizoram at the Jadavpur University Campus ground in Kolkata.

Gani has played List A cricket before this, scoring 377 runs from 14 matches including a century. In 11 domestic T20s, he has made 192 runs.

Q.17. Who among the following has authored a new book ‘’A History of Sriniketan: Rabindranath Tagore’s Pioneering Work in Rural Construction”?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने ए हिस्ट्री ऑफ श्रीनिकेतन: रवींद्रनाथ टैगोरज पायनियरिंग वर्क इन रूरल कंस्ट्रक्शननामक एक नई पुस्तक लिखी है?

(a) Jayanta Ghosal / जयंत घोषाल

(b) Dhirendra Jha / धीरेंद्र झा

(c) Chandrachur Ghose / चंद्रचूर घोष

(d) Uma Das Gupta / उमा दास गुप्ता

(e) Tuhin A Sinha / तुहिन ए सिन्हा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(d)

Exp. Uma Das Gupta authored a new book ‘’A History of Sriniketan: Rabindranath Tagore’s Pioneering Work in Rural Construction”

The book titled “A History of Sriniketan: Rabindranath Tagore’s Pioneering Work in Rural Construction” authored by Uma Das Gupta and published under Niyogi Books ‘Paper Missile’ released.

The book contains Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s work in ‘village reconstruction’ by setting up ‘Sriniketan’, a wing of his Visva Bharati International University at Santiniketan in 1922, which is also popularly known as a university town. It is situated in West Bengal.

The book highlights the efforts of Rabindranath Tagore in improving the condition of the peasantry by using scientific methods of cultivation through laboratory experiments where the expert and the peasant collectively participated.

Q.18. World Pangolin Day is celebrated on the _______________ every year.

विश्व पैंगोलिन दिवस हर साल _______________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) First Saturday of February / फरवरी का पहला शनिवार

(b) Second Saturday of February / फरवरी का दूसरा शनिवार

(c) Third Saturday of February / फरवरी का तीसरा शनिवार

(d) Fourth Saturday of February / फरवरी का चौथा शनिवार

(e) Fifth Saturday of February / फरवरी का पाँचवाँ शनिवार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.18.(c)

Exp. 19 February: World Pangolin Day 2022

World Pangolin Day is celebrated on the “Third Saturday of February” every year. In 2022, the annual World Pangolin Day is being celebrated on 19 February 2022.

2022 marks the 11th edition of the event. The day aims to raise awareness about these unique mammals and speed up conservation efforts. Pangolin numbers are rapidly declining in Asia and Africa.

Pangolins are the only mammal to be covered in scales. To protect themselves, they curl into balls like hedgehogs. They are the most smuggled mammal in the world because people want their meat and scales.

Q.19. India observes Soil Health Card Day on ___________________ every year.

भारत हर साल ___________ को मृदा स्वास्थ्य कार्ड दिवस मनाता है।

(a) 18 February / 18 फरवरी

(b) 19 February / 19 फरवरी

(c) 20 February / 20 फरवरी

(d) 21 February / 21 फरवरी

(e) 22 February / 22 फरवरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.19.(b)

Exp. 19 February: Soil Health Card Day

Every year India observes the Soil Health Card Day on 19 February to commemorate the launch of the Soil Health Card (SHC) Scheme, and create awareness about the benefits of the scheme.

2022 marks the seventh year of the launch of the SHC Scheme. The scheme aims at issuing soil health cards to all farmers every two years. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Soil Health Card (SHC) Scheme on 19th February 2015 at Suratgarh in Rajasthan.

The card would provide details about the nutritional deficiencies in the soil so that the farmers can supplement the soil with suitable fertilizers and increase the yields. The scheme has been introduced to assist State Governments to issue Soil Health Cards to all farmers in the country.

Q.20. Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh Foundation Day is observed every year on ______________________.

मिजोरम और अरुणाचल प्रदेश स्थापना दिवस हर साल _______________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 20 February / 20 फरवरी

(b) 21 February / 21 फरवरी

(c) 22 February / 22 फरवरी

(d) 23 February / 23 फरवरी

(e) 24 February / 24 फरवरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.20.(a)

Exp. 20 February: Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh Foundation Day

Northern States Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh celebrate their Foundation Day on February 20, since 1987.

Arunachal Pradesh is the extreme northern part of the country, which is also known as the ‘land of the rising sun’. The state at the edge of the Himalayas is proud to be called the land of dawn and lit mountains.

Mizoram was declared as a separate UT in 1972 under the Northeast Areas (Reorganisation) Act, 1971. It became the 23rd state of India after the 53rd Amendment to the Indian Constitution, 1986. Mizoram, as well as the state of Arunachal Pradesh, came into existence on 20 February, 1987.

Q.21. World Day of Social Justice is observed every year on ____________________.

सामाजिक न्याय का विश्व दिवस हर साल ____________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 18 February / 18 फरवरी

(b) 19 February / 19 फरवरी

(c) 20 February / 20 फरवरी

(d) 21 February / 21 फरवरी

(e) 22 February / 22 फरवरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.21.(c)

Exp. 20 February: World Day of Social Justice

World Day of Social Justice is celebrated annually all over the world on 20 February to raise a voice against social injustice happening across the world. The International Labour Organization unanimously adopted the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization on 10 June 2008.

This is the third major statement of principles and policies adopted by the International Labour Conference since the ILO’s Constitution of 1919. It builds on the Philadelphia Declaration of 1944 and the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work of 1998.

The 2008 Declaration expresses the contemporary vision of the ILO’s mandate in the era of globalization. Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations.

Theme 2022: Achieving Social Justice through Formal Employment

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