Olympics India inducts 148 athletes in list of TOPS athletes for 2024.
A total of 148 athletes, including 20 new inductees, in seven Olympic disciplines and six Paralympic disciplines, have been identified for support under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme at a meeting of the Mission Olympic Cell of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. The TOP scheme which is an attempt to provide assistance to India’s top athletes. This scheme was started in 2014
TOP scheme which is an attempt to provide assistance to India’s top athletes. What does TOP scheme stands for?
A – Top One Podium Scheme
B – Top Olympic Podium Scheme
C – Target Olympic Podium Scheme
D – Top Olympic Personalities Scheme
7th edition of India International Science festival begins in Panaji.
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology, Dr. Jitendra Singh inaugurated the seventh edition of the India International Science Festival at Panaji, Goa. The theme of the 4-day science festival is ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ – “Celebrating Creativity, Science, Technology, and Innovation for a prosperous India”. First India International Science Festival was held in 2015 at IIT Delhi. The main aim of the Science Festival is to bring into use the innovations by the people and develop technology that is affordable to the masses
Which edition of the India International Science festival commences in Panaji, Goa?
Wholesale inflation surges to 14.23% in November.
Producers’ inflation based on the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) has reached an all-time high in the current series at 14.23 percent in November. This is the eighth successive month of double digits WPI (mainly due to the hardening of prices of mineral oils, basic metals, crude petroleum, and natural gas). The wholesale Price-based Index (WPI) inflation base year is 2011-12. Also, the spike is the highest since April 2005
Wholesale inflation surges to 14.23% in November, highest in current series. What is the base year for calculating WPI inflation in India?
US Fashion Brand “Patagonia” selects Khadi Denim for its Apparels
US-based world’s leading fashion brand, Patagonia, is now using handcrafted Khadi Denim fabric for making Denim apparels. Patagonia, through textile major Arvind Mills, has purchased nearly 30,000 meters of Khadi Denim Fabric worth Rs 1.08 crore from Gujarat. The purchase of Khadi Denim by Patagonia has created additional 1.80 lakh man-hours, i.e. 27,720 man-days of work for Khadi artisans
Name the US – Leading Fashion Brand who recently selects Khadi Denim Fabricfor making Denim apparels?
International Tea Day: 15 December.
International Tea Day is observed every year on December 15 in countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Uganda, India, and Tanzania. It is the second most used drink in the world after water. For some people, tea is an integral part of life that adds rhythm. China is currently the largest exporter of tea. According to a study conducted by the Tea Board of India in 2007, around 80 percent of the total tea produced in India is consumed by the domestic population.
International Tea Day is observed every year on ____________ in India.
UNESCO recognises Kolkata’s Durga Puja as Intangible Cultural Heritage.
UNESCO has added Durga Puja in Kolkata to its 2021 list of Intangible Cultural Heritage, giving international recognition to the biggest religious festival of the 331-year-old city and the state of West Bengal. The UNESCO’s announcement was welcomed by Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) as chief minister Mamata Banerjee is widely recognized as the biggest patron of the festival.
With the inclusion of Durga Puja, the number of elements in the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage from India has increased to 14. As many as 36,946 community Durga Pujas are organised in Bengal. Of these, around 2,500 are held in Kolkata. In recent years, several organisations had urged UNESCO to recognise the festival.
UNESCO has added Durga Puja in Kolkata to its 2021 list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Now Intangible Cultural Heritage from India has increased to ____.
Paytm launches EdTech Platform “Paytm Wealth Academy”.
Paytm, India’s leading online payment ecosystem, has launched education and training services under the banner “Paytm Wealth Academy”. Paytm offers courses and webins on the concepts of trading and finance through its educational platform.The Paytm Wealth Academy will allow users to learn trading and financial concepts at their own pace at their level of comfort. The platform offers a wide catalogue of courses and webinars along with personalized recommendations for users, curated to complement their existing knowledge
Among the following which company offers courses and webins on the concepts of trading and finance through its educational platform?
ADB approves a $112 million loan to establish Assam Skill University.
Asian Development Bank (ADB) one is approved $112 million loan To strengthen skill education and training through the establishment of Assam Skill University (ASU). The loan will pave the way for skill development to enhance the productivity and competitiveness of Assam’s economy and industries. Excessive $1 million The grant from the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction will support the introduction of technologies for smart campus management, integrated teaching, learning and career development management
What amount of total fund outlay has been approved by ADB to strengthen skill education and training through the establishment of Assam Skill University (ASU)?
India to raise the legal marriage age for women.
The proposal to raise the minimum age of marriage for women from 18 to 21 was cleared by the Union Cabinet. Presently, the minimum age of marriage for men is 21 but for women, it is 18. The government will now look to introduce amendments to the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, Special Marriage Act, and the Hindu Marriage Act to bring the plan into action. This will give a chance to the girls to study more. They will be able to enjoy their independence. They will also get better employment opportunities.”
The proposal to raise the minimum age of marriage for women in India from 18 to _________.
Sunil Gavaskar honoured with SJFI Medal 2021.
The Sports Journalists’ Federation of India (SJFI) has decided to honour former Indian Cricketer and cricket commentator Sunil Manohar Gavaskar with its prestigious ‘SJFI Medal 2021’ at SJFI Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Guwahati, Assam. SJFI Medal is the highest honour of SJFI. SJFI was founded on 27th February 1976 at the Eden Gardens, Calcutta (now Kolkata), West Bengal.
Among the following which personality honoured with SJFI Medal 2021?
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