Daily Current Affairs Quiz: February 05, 2021
February 5, 2021 May 21, 2021
1. ‘Har Ghar Pani, Har Ghar Safai’ mission has been launched in which state/UT?
[A] New Delhi
[C] Uttar Pradesh
Correct Answer: B [Punjab]
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh virtually launched the ‘Har Ghar Pani, Har Ghar Safai’ mission.
This scheme is a part of the government’s campaign to provide 100 per cent potable piped water supply in all rural households by March 2022. The Chief Minister also launched ‘Mega Surface Water Supply Scheme’.
2. Who has taken charge as the Vice Chief of Army Staff in India?
[A] M M Naravane
[B] C P Mohanty
[C] Yogesh Kumar Joshi
[D] Anil Chauhan
Correct Answer: B [C P Mohanty]
Lieutenant General C P Mohanty assumed charge as the Vice Chief of the Army Staff. Prior to this appointment he was the Army Commander of the Southern Army.
The area of responsibility of the Southern Army includes 11 states and four Union Territories. C P Mohanty has replaced the previous Vice Chief of the Army Staff, Lieutenant General Satinder Kumar Saini.
3. ‘MITRA’ scheme, which was announced in the recent Union Budget is related to which sector?
Correct Answer: B [Textile]
In the Union Budget 2021-22, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a scheme of Mega Investment Textiles Parks (MITRA).
The scheme is to be launched in addition to the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme. It aims to help the industry become competitive, attract investments and boost employment generation. Under the scheme, 7 Textile Parks will be established over 3 years.
4. Aadi Mahotsav is an initiative of which Union Ministry?
[A] Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Ministry
[B] Tribal Affairs Ministry
[C] Culture Ministry
[D] Tourism Ministry
Correct Answer: B [Tribal Affairs Ministry]
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated Aadi Mahotsav, a National Tribal Festival at Dilli Haat, New Delhi. The event is scheduled to be held from February 1 to February 15, this year.
Aadi Mahotsav is a national-level tribal festival and a joint initiative of Ministry of Tribal Affairs, and the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED). The event showcases traditional art, handicrafts and cultural heritage of the country. It has been organised from 2017.
5. As per the recent Union Budget, the Gig economy workers are to be covered under which organisation?
Correct Answer: B [ESIC]
In the recent Union Budget, the Finance Minister announced that all social security benefits will be extended to gig and platform workers.
Minimum wages will be ensured to all categories of workers. All those workers will also be covered by the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC). She also announced that women will be allowed to work in all categories and in the night-shifts with adequate protection.
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