June 2nd National & International Current Affairs

1. Union Cabinet has approved a monthly pension scheme for small retail traders and shopkeepers. In this context consider following statements:

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The Union Cabinet has approved a monthly pension scheme for small retail traders and shopkeepers. The scheme that offers pension coverage to the trading community will cover 3 crore small retail traders and shop keepers. Under the scheme all small shopkeepers, retail traders and self-employed persons are assured a minimum of Rs.3,000 monthly pension after attaining 60 years of age. All small shopkeepers, self-employed persons and retail traders aged between 18-40 years and with Goods and Service Tax (GST) turnover below Rs.1.5 crore can enrol for pension scheme. The Central Government will make matching contribution (same amount as subscriber contribution) i.e. equal amount as subsidy into subscriber’s pension account every month.

2. In which year National Defence Fund was setup?

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National Defence Fund (NDF) is an Indian Government Institution, set up in the year 1962 to receive voluntary donations for the promotion and welfare of the members of the Indian Armed Forces (including paramilitary forces) and their dependents. Members of the executive committee include the Prime Minister of India—as chairperson, Home Minister, Defence Minister and Finance Minister—Treasurer Note: After assuming office, PM Narendra Modi’s first decision was to approve a major change in the ‘Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme’ (PMSS) under the National Defence Fund (NDF). As per the PM’s directions, scholarships have been increased from Rs. 2000 per month to Rs. 2500 per month for boys and from Rs. 2250 per month to Rs. 3000 per month for girls.

3. Who among the following is the head of the committee that recently submitted the Draft National Education Policy (NEP)?

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The draft of National Educational Policy has been submitted to the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' by Committee led by the Chairman Dr. Kasturirangan The Draft National Education Policy, 2019 is built on the foundational pillars of Access, Equity, Quality, Affordability and Accountability.

4. 10th edition of National Science Film Festival of India (NSFFl) will be held in:

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The 10th edition of National Science Film Festival of India (NSFFl) is scheduled to be held in Agartala, Tripura in 2020. The aim of the fest is to raise awareness about science and environment through films.

5. Recently Union Cabinet approved the extension of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PMKISAN) to all farmers with land below:

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Union Cabinet approved the extension of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana to all eligible farmer families, irrespective of the size of their landholding The scheme for farmers was launched by Modi on February 24. Under the original scheme, households with agricultural landholdings smaller than two hectares were eligible to receive Rs 6,000 annually as direct benefit transfers from the Centre. The extension of the scheme will increase its coverage to 14.5 crore farmers, an addition of 2.5 crore The Centre added that the revised scheme will cost the government Rs 87,217.50 crore for 2019-’20.

6. International Everest Day (IED) is observed every year on:

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The International Everest Day (IED) is observed every year on May 29 to mark the first successful climb to the world’s highest peak Mount Everest. On this day in 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa reached the zenith of the mountain and became the first humans to achieve the feat in memory of the first summit of Mt.

7. Who among the following has become the youngest Member of Parliament?

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In n a first, a 25-year-old engineering graduate from Odisha has become the youngest Member of Parliament to the 17th Lok Sabha. Odisha has a total of seven women MPs, making it the first state ever to have 33 percent or the largest share of women MPs of its total of 21 seats. Chandrani Murmu, who has replaced Dushyant Chautala, was elected as Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate from the Keonjhar seat, as the youngest parliamentarian in the country. She represents the tribal-dominated Keonjhar.

8. Recently which of the following AMC launched its WhatsApp transaction platform?

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9. Headquarters of Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants is located in:

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Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants is a research institute of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research with its headquarter in Lucknow. Note: Recently Meghalaya government has launched Aroma Mission to boost medical plants

10. Who among the following has become the oldest man to win a match at the French Open?

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Ivo Karlovic of Croatia has become the oldest man to win a match at the French Open since 1973, after he defeated the 37-year-old Feliciano Lopez of Spain in a first-round duel of the 2019 French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros..

June 2nd National & International Current Affairs
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