Prelims 2020

17th August 2020 Daily Current Flash Cards

Sadhu Bet Island; Sampoorna Bima Gram Yojana; PAISA Portal; Pradhan Mantri YUVA Yojana (Yuva Udyamita Vikas Abhiyan); List of National Park in Nagaland;
By IASToppers
August 17, 2020

 

 

 

Puliebadze Wildlife Sanctuary, Ntangki National Park and Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary is located in which state of India?

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Answer:

  • They are located in Nagaland.

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List of National Park in Nagaland

Name

Type

Location

Ntangki  National Park

National Park

Peren District, Nagaland, India

Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuary

Kiphire District, Nagaland, India

Puliebadze Wildlife Sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuary

Kohima District, Nagaland, India

Rangapahar Wildlife Sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuary

Dimapur District, Nagaland, India

Singphan Wildlife Sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuary

Mon district, Nagaland, India

 

 

 

Which scheme was launched in India to scale up an ecosystem of entrepreneurship for youngsters?

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Answer:

  • Pradhan Mantri Yuva (Yuva Udyamita Vikas Abhiyan) Yojana was launched in India to scale up an ecosystem of entrepreneurship for youngsters.

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Pradhan Mantri YUVA Yojana (Yuva Udyamita Vikas Abhiyan)

  • The Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) launched the Pradhan Mantri YUVA Yojana to boost up an ecosystem of entrepreneurship for young people.
  • The scheme was launched for the time period of over five years (2016-17 to 2020-21) with a project cost of 499.94 crore rupees.
  • It will offer entrepreneurship education and training to around 7 lakh students in 5 years through 3050 Institutes.
  • It will also offer easy access to information and mentor network, credit and advocacy to build a way-out for the youngsters.
  • The institutes under the Yojana include 2200 Institutes of Higher Learning (colleges, universities, and premier institutes), 300 schools, 500 ITIs and 50 Entrepreneurship Development Centres.
  • These institutes will carry out the training through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

 

 

 

Where is Sadhu Bet Island located?

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Answer & Enrich Your Learning:

  • It is located near Rajpipla district of
  • The Statue of Unity is at Sadhu Bet Island.

 

 

 

Government of India launched ‘PAiSA’ under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana in 2018. What does ‘P’ stand for in PAiSA: (a) Portal OR (b) Process OR (c) Program?

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Answer: Portal

  • Portal for Affordable Credit and Interest Subvention Access (PAISA)

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Why in News?

  • Deendayan Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM), a flagship mission under the MoHUA has been conferred the prestigious SKOCH Governance Gold Award for its PAiSA portal.

About PAISA Portal:

  • Launched in November 2018, PAISA a centralized IT platformwhich simplifies release of interest subvention under the Deendayan Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM).
  • It offers end to end online solution for processing, payment, monitoring and tracking of interest subvention claims from banks on a monthly basis.
  • It has been designed and developed through the Allahabad Bank.

 

 

 

All villages under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana are eligible for benefits under ‘Sampoorna Bima Gram (SBG) Yojana’? True OR False.

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Answer: True

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Sampoorna Bima Gram Yojana

  • The Union Minister for Communications in 2017 launched the Sampoorna Bima Gram (SBG) Yojana, an initiative for expansion of client base of Postal Life Insurance.
  • Under the Sampoorna Bima Gram (SBG) Yojana, at least one village (having a minimum of 100 households) will be identified in each of the revenue districts of the country, wherein endeavor will be made to cover all households of that identified village with a minimum of one RPLI (Rural Postal Life Insurance) policy each.
  • Coverage of all households in the identified Sampoorna Bima Gram village is the primary objective of this scheme.
  • The benefits of Sampoorna Bima Gram Yojana is open to all citizens including government, semi-government, Doctors, Engineers, Management Consultants, Charted Accountants, Architects, Lawyers, Bankers etc. and to every employee of the listed companies of NSE (National Stock Exchange) and BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange).

Significance:

  • It aims to provide affordable life insurance services to people and promote financial inclusion, particularly those living in rural areas of the country.
  • All villages under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana will be brought under its ambit.
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