21st September National & International Current Affairs

1. Headquarters of United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is located in: (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is a part of the United Nations Secretariat, located at the United Nations Office in Vienna. It is tasked with implementing the decisions of the United Nations General Assembly and of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

2. Which of the following ministry launched Bhuvisamvad app? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Bhuvisamvad is an app launched by the Ministry of Mines to facilitate interaction between geo-scientists and university and college students.

3. Cabinet approves Scheme for FAME India Phase II . In this context consider following statements: (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The Union cabinet has approved the proposal for implementation of scheme titled 'Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles’ in India Phase II (FAME India Phase II)' for promotion of Electric Mobility in the country. The scheme with total outlay of Rs 10000 Crores over the period of three years will be implemented with effect from 1st April 2019. This scheme is the expanded version of the present scheme titled 'FAME India1 which was launched on 1st April 2015, with total outlay of Rs. 895 crores. Financial Implications: Total fund requirement for this scheme is Rs. 10,000 crores over three years from 2019-20 to 2021-22. Impact: The main objective of the scheme is to encourage Faster adoption of Electric and hybrid vehicle by way of offering upfront Incentive on purchase of Electric vehicles and also by way of establishing a necessary charging Infrastructure for electric vehicles. The scheme will help in addressing the issue of environmental pollution and fuel security. The scheme proposes for establishment of charging infrastructure, whereby about 2700 charging stations will be established in metros, other million plus cities, smart cities and cities of Hilly states across the country so that there will be availability of at least one charging station in a grid of 3 km x 3 km. ·Establishment of Charging stations are also proposed on major highways connecting major city clusters. On such highways, charging stations will be established on both sides of the road at an interval of about 25 km each.

4. Which of the following is associated with Dragon capsule? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Dragon is a reusable cargo spacecraft developed by SpaceX, an American private space transportation company.

5. Which of the following launched Young Scientist Programme? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Indian Space Research Organisation has launched a special programme for School Children called “Young Scientist Programme” “YUva VIgyani KAryakram”

6. 2022 Asian Games will be held in: (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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7. In which year Geological survey of India was established? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The Geological Survey of India (GSI), founded in 1851, is a Government of India Ministry of Mines organisation, one of the oldest of such organisations in the world and the second oldest survey in India after Survey of India (founded in 1767), for conducting geological surveys and studies of India, and also as the prime provider of basic earth science information to government, industry and general public, as well as the official participant in steel, coal, metals, cement, power industries and international geoscientific forums.

8. Which of the following is not correct with respect to Vision of National Policy on Software Products - 2019 ? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The Union Cabinet has approved the National Policy on Software Products - 2019 to develop India as a Software Product Nation. Initially, an outlay of Rs.1500 Crore is involved to implement the programmes/ schemes envisaged under this policy over the period of 7 years. Rs1500 Crore is divided into Software Product Development Fund (SPDF) and Research & Innovation fund. Further, the Policy aims to align with other Government initiatives such as Start-up India, Make in India and Digital India, Skill India etc so as to create Indian Software products Industry of USD ~70-80 billion with direct & indirect employment of ~3.5 million by 2025. To achieve the vision of NPSP-2019, the Policy has the following five Missions: 1. To promote the creation of a sustainable Indian software product industry, driven by intellectual property (IP), leading to a ten-fold increase in India share of the Global Software product market by 2025. 2. To nurture 10,000 technology startups in software product industry, including 1000 such technology startups in Tier-II and Tier-III towns & cities and generating direct and in-direct employment for 3.5 million people by 2025. 3. To create a talent pool for software product industry through (i) up-skilling of 1,000,000 IT professionals, (ii) motivating 100,000 school and college students and (iii) generating 10,000 specialized professionals that can provide leadership. 4. To build a cluster-based innovation driven ecosystem by developing 20 sectoral and strategically located software product development clusters having integrated ICT infrastructure, marketing, incubation, R&D/testbeds and mentoring support. 5. In order to evolve and monitor scheme & programmes for the implementation of this policy, National Software Products Mission will be set up with participation from Government, Academia and Industry.

9. Who among the following implements Public Finance Management System? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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Public Finance Management System (PFMS) is a web-based online software application developed and implemented by the Office of Controller General of Accounts (CGA).

10. National Housing Bank (NHB) was established on the recommendations of: (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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NHB is an All India Financial Institution (AIFl), set up in 1988, under an Act of Parliament, viz. the National Housing Bank Act, 1987. It is an apex agency established to operate as a principal agency to promote housing finance institutions both at local and regional levels and to provide financial and other support incidental to such institutions and for matters connected therewith.

11. JanaushadhiDiwas’ is celebrated on: (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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12. Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for setting up of a Centre for Disability Sports in: (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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13. Headquarters of Tea Board of India is located in: (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)

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The Tea Board of India is a state agency of the Government of India established to promote the cultivation, processing, and domestic trade as well as export of tea from India. It was established by the enactment of the Tea Act in 1953 with its headquarters in Kolkata Tea Board is functioning as a statutory body under the Ministry of Commerce and Industries

21st September National & International Current Affairs
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