Q1. Under the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS), the government shares what percentage of the prescribed stipend is subject to a maximum of Rs. 1500/- per month per apprentice with the employers?
Q2. The Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell has launched the Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2023 in collaboration with which organization?
(a) All India Council for Technical Education
(b) NITI Aayog
(c) Reserve Bank of India
(d) University Grants Commission
(e) Indian Space Research Organisation
Q3. National Health Authority (NHA) has launched the 100 Microsites Project under the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM). In which location was the first microsite launched?
Q4. Which ministry has launched the ‘Graphene-Aurora program’ to nurture the deep and emerging Graphene technology and innovation ecosystem at a function in Maker Village, Kochi, Kerala?
(a) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)
(b) Ministry of Science and Technology
(c) Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
(d) Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
(e) Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare
Q5. In which city did Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurate the Indian Air Force Heritage Centre?
(a) New Delhi
Q6. Recently, with which country did India initiate the ’50 Start-ups Exchange Programme?
(a) United States
(b) United Kingdom
Q7. Union Minister Nityanand Rai inaugurated the Dawki Land Port in the Jaintia Hills district of which state to promote trade and commerce between India and Bangladesh?
Q8. Which international organization has signed a 5-year MoU with the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) for technical cooperation in the development of data-driven innovations in agriculture and food systems to support smallholder farmers?
(a) World Bank
(b) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
(c) International Monetary Fund (IMF)
(d) World Trade Organization (WTO)
(e) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Q9. Which of the following is NOT one of the payment solutions unveiled by the RBI Governor at the Global Fintech Fest 2023?
(a) Credit line 24*7
(b) UPI Lite X
(c) UPI Tap & Pay
(d) Hello UPI – Conversational Payments on UPI
(e) BillPay Connect – Conversational Bill Payments
Q10. Which company introduced ‘India’s first-ever’ UPI-ATM?
(a) HDFC Bank
(b) ICICI Bank
(c) State Bank of India (SBI)
(d) Hitachi Payment Services
(e) Axis Bank
S1. Ans. (c)
Sol. To share with the employers who appoint apprentices 25% of the prescribed stipend but subject to a maximum of Rs.1500 per month per apprentice.
S2. Ans. (a)
Sol. The Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell, in collaboration with the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), announced the commencement of the Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2023, marking its sixth edition.
S3. Ans. (e)
Sol. Mizoram became the first state in India to operationalize an ABDM Microsite in its capital city Aizawl.
S4. Ans. (a)
Sol. Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) Secretary Shri Alkesh Kumar Sharma launched the ‘Graphene-Aurora program’ at a function in Maker Village Kochi, Kerala.
S5. Ans. (e)
Sol. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the nation’s first Indian Air Force Heritage Centre in Chandigarh.
S6. Ans. (d)
Sol. India and Bangladesh have jointly launched the ’50 Start-ups Exchange Programme.’
Under this programme, 50 Startups from Bangladesh and 50 Startups from India will exchange visits to each other’s countries to explore partnerships, expanding business relations, sharing experience and knowledge, and expanding youth and entrepreneurial cooperation.
S7. Ans. (b)
Sol. Union Minister Nityanand Rai inaugurated the Dawki Land Port in the Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya.
Union Minister Nityanand Rai inaugurated the Dawki Land Port in Meghalaya’s West Jaintia Hills district to promote trade and commerce between India and Bangladesh.
S8. Ans. (b)
Sol. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a 5-year MoU with NABARD for technical cooperation in agriculture and food systems development.
S9. Ans. (a)
Sol. Credit line 24*7 is NOT one of the payment solutions unveiled by the RBI Governor at the Global Fintech Fest 2023.
RBI Governor Unveils Five Exciting Payment Solutions at Global Fintech Fest 2023.
- Credit line on UPI
- UPI Lite X
- UPI Tap & Pay
- Hello UPI – Conversational Payments on UPI
- BillPay Connect – Conversational Bill Payments
S10. Ans. (d)
Sol. Hitachi Payment Services Introduces ‘India’s first-ever’ UPI-ATM.