Daily Current Affairs Quiz : January 9-10, 2022
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1. Environment Ministry released Guidelines on ‘Extended producer responsibility (EPR)’ for which product?
[A] Bio-medical Waste
[B] Waste Tyres
[C] Plastic Waste
[D] E- Waste
Correct Answer: B [Waste Tyres]
The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change released the draft notification for regulations for the extended producer responsibility (EPR) for Waste Tyres.
If finalised, the draft will be effective from the new fiscal year. India discards around 275,000 tyres each year but the country does not have a comprehensive plan for that. EPR means responsibility of producer of tyres to ensure environmentally safe management of waste tyres.
2. Which state is associated with ‘Nirbhaya Kadhi’ campaign?
[A] West Bengal
Correct Answer: B [Odisha]
Odisha’s Ganjam has declared itself the state’s first child marriage free district. It has undertaken a campaign named Nirbhaya Kadhi (Fearless bud).
Through the campaign, the district administration has counselled over one lakh teen-agers and stopped over 450 child marriages. They implemented various steps like providing incentives for informing child marriages, making Aadhaar card mandatory for marriages etc.
3. Which state launched the Student Startup and Innovation Policy (SSIP) 2.0?
Correct Answer: B [Gujarat]
Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel launched the Student Startup and Innovation Policy (SSIP) 2.0, at the International Conference of Academic Institutions (ICAI-2022)
It aims to financially support school students in innovation and will be implemented for the next five years till March, 2027. The financial support has been increased from Rs 200 of the previous edition to Rs 500 crore.
4. ‘Olaf Scholz’ is the recently appointed head of which country?
Correct Answer: C [Germany]
Olaf Scholz has been appointed as the Chancellor of Germany from December 2021. The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a discussion with his German counterpart and congratulated on his appointment as Chancellor.
They reviewed the capacities of ongoing cooperation initiatives, including investment and trade links. They also discussed to diversify cooperation and exchanges in new areas.
5. Which Union Ministry implements the ‘UJALA’ programme?
[A] Ministry of Power
[B] Ministry of Environment
[C] Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
[D] Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Correct Answer: A [Ministry of Power]
The Power Ministry successfully completed seven years of distributing LED lights under its flagship UJALA programme.
It is one of the world’s largest zero subsidy domestic lighting programmes with more than 36 crore LEDs distributed across the country. Launched in 2015, UJALA stands for Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All. It reduced the retail price of LED bulbs and CO2 emissions.
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