Daily Current Affairs Quiz : March 5-6, 2023
1. What is the theme of National Safety Day 2023?
[A] Our Aim – Zero Harm
[B] Our Aim- Zero Accident
[C] Health and Safety
[D] Elimination of Occupational Hazard
Correct Answer: A [Our Aim – Zero Harm]
The National Safety Day is celebrated on March 4 across India every year. It aims to raise awareness about the importance of health and safety at workplaces and create a culture of safety among the general public.
The National Safety Day commemorates the establishment of the National Safety Council (NSC) of India in 1966. It was observed for the first time in 1972. The theme for National Safety Day 2023 is ‘Our Aim – Zero Harm’.
2. ‘SAMARTH scheme’, which was seen in the news, is associated with which Ministry?
[A] Ministry of Textiles
[B] Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
[C] Ministry of Home Affairs
[D] Ministry of Defence
Correct Answer: A [Ministry of Textiles]
The SAMARTH (Scheme for Capacity Building in Textiles Sector) scheme is an umbrella skilling initiative that aims to provide incentives and create jobs in the textile industry.
It will be implemented until March 2024. The Indian Government is planning to rope in more industry partners to boost skill development under the SAMARTH scheme. This initiative is part of the steps taken by the government to make the textile sector worth 250 billion USD by the end of this decade from the present 150-155 billion USD.
3. Which institution released the ‘Mind the Gender Gap’ Report?
[B] CFA Institute
[C] Oxfam International
[D] Amnesty International
Correct Answer: B [CFA Institute]
The report titled ‘Mind the Gender Gap’ was released recently the CFA Institute. It is created based on the data from BRSR (Business Responsibility and Sustainability Report) disclosures.
The BRSR framework was released in 2021 by SEBI as a set of sustainability disclosure mechanism for private companies. According to the Mind the Gender Gap report, women’s participation rate in finance and related sectors is low in India. Only 21.7 percent of women are employed in financial services companies and only 15.9 percent are employed in key managerial positions.
4. Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) award was conferred on which institution?
Correct Answer: B [NTPC]
Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) Award 2022 was conferred recently to NTPC Limited for the Outstanding Contribution in Power Generation.
The award recognizes the role of the largest power station in India- Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station, in efficient and high-level power generation. The award was conferred on the occasion of the CBIP Day. CBIP is an Indian government institute set up in 1927. It provides services related to the fields of power, water resources and renewable energy sectors.
5. Which institutions released the report titled ‘More than a billion reasons: The urgent need to build universal social protection’?
[A] World Bank- ILO
[B] UNICEF- ILO
[C] UNESCO- ILO
[D] World Bank – UNICEF
Correct Answer: B [UNICEF- ILO]
A report titled “More than a billion reasons: The urgent need to build universal social protection” was released recently by the International Labour Organization and UNICEF.
It revealed that only 26.4% of children between the ages of 0 and 15 are protected by social welfare programs. The report also found that 1.77 billion children aged 0 to 18 years do not have access to child or family cash benefits.
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