Q1. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) introduced a new provision of ‘Special Category’ in the online Food Safety Compliance System (FoSCoS) portal. What is the primary goal of this provision?
(a) To streamline food safety compliance procedures.
(b) To promote gender equality and equal opportunities.
(c) To offer discounts to food business operators.
(d) To enhance food labeling standards.
(e) To Women Empowerment
Q2. With which country did the Election Commission of India (ECI) sign an MoU for cooperation in electoral management and administration?
(a) Sri Lanka
Q3. What should be the annual income of the students to avail benefits under Dr. Y.S. Parmar Vidyarthi Rin Yojana?
(a) less than 7 lakhs
(b) less than 4 lakhs
(c) less than 1 lakhs
(d) less than 5 lakhs
(e) less than 3 lakhs
Q4. Geographical Indications Registry (GIR) has granted Geographical Indication (GI) tags to ‘Atreyapuram Pootharekulu,’ a sweet made of rice and jaggery from which state?
(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Tamil Nadu
Q5. Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, along with which ministry, inaugurated the Kisan Rin Portal (KRP), Weather Information Network Data Systems (WINDS) Manual, and Door-To-Door Kisan Credit Card (KCC) campaign?
(a) Ministry of Home Affairs
(b) Ministry of Finance
(c) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
(d) Ministry of Education
(e) Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change
Q6. Which Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mumbai signed a MoU with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to improve food security, nutrition, climate resilience, and livelihoods in India?
(a) IIT Delhi
(b) IIT Kanpur
(c) IIT Bombay
(d) IIT Madras
(e) IIT Kharagpur
Q7. Mirabai Chanu was honored with the prestigious title of “BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year” in 2022. Additionally, which notable individual was bestowed with the esteemed BBC Lifetime Achievement Award in the same year?
(a) Nitu Ghanghas
(b) Pritam Siwach
(c) Bhavana Patel
(d) Lovely Choubey
(e) Rupa Rani
Q8. Where did Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia inaugurate ‘Udaan Bhawan’ and an e-wallet (Bharatkosh Advance Deposit) facility?
(a) Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai
(b) Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi
(c) Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad
(d) Safdarjung Airport in Delhi
(e) Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati
Q9. What is the name of the advanced platform that generates crop estimates and integrates with other systems for agricultural statistics, including Price, Trade, Procurement, and Stock data?
(a) Unified Portal for Agricultural Estimates (UPAE)
(b) Agricultural Statistics Integration Platform (ASIP)
(c) Unified Portal for Agricultural Statistics (UPAg)
(d) Crop Estimation and Integration System (CEIS)
(e) HarvestMetrics Integration Hub (HMIH)
Q10. Which organization launched the innovative e-Learning Programme in response to the increasing global need to support and enhance sustainable finance?
(a) United Nations
(b) World Bank
(c) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
(d) International Monetary Fund (IMF)
(e) United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
S1. Ans. (b)
Sol. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) introduced a new provision of ‘Special Category’ in the online Food Safety Compliance System (FoSCoS) portal to promote gender equality and equal opportunities for women and transgender entrepreneurs in the food business sector.
About the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI):
FSSAI is a statutory body under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.
Chairperson– Sudhansh Pant
Headquarters– New Delhi, Delhi.
S2. Ans. (c)
Sol. The Electoral Commission of Seychelles (ECS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Election Commission of India (ECI) for cooperation to enhance electoral management and administration.
- This MoU will support improving electoral management and administration, building on shared experience, and facilitating the exchange of knowledge.
- This will also strengthen the exchange of best practices in election management and training of officials.
S3. Ans. (b)
Sol. Under this scheme, students with an annual family income of less than ₹4 lakh are eligible for education loans to pursue their diploma and degree programs in professional and technical education.
S4. Ans. (a)
Sol. Geographical Indications Registry (GIR) has granted Geographical Indication (GI) tags to ‘Atreyapuram Pootharekulu’, a sweet made of rice and jaggery from Andhra Pradesh and registered under the ‘Food Stuffs’ category.
S5. Ans. (b)
Sol. Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Ministry of Finance; and Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (MoAFW), inaugurated the Kisan Rin Portal (KRP), Weather Information Network Data Systems (WINDS) Manual, and Door-To-Door Kisan Credit Card (KCC) campaign.
S6. Ans. (c)
Sol. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB) have signed a MoU to improve food security, nutrition, climate resilience, and livelihoods in India.
Sol. Pritam Siwach was bestowed with the esteemed BBC Lifetime Achievement Award in 2022.
- BBC Para Sportswoman of the Year 2022: Bhavina Patel
- BBC Lifetime Achievement Award 2022: Pritam Siwach
- BBC Emerging Player of the Year 2022: Nitu Ghanghas
- BBC Changemaker of the Year Award: Lovely Choubey, Rupa Rani Tirkey, Pinki and Nayanmoni Saikia
S8. Ans. (d)
Sol. Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), inaugurated ‘Udaan Bhawan,’ an Integrated Office Complex at Safdarjung Airport in Delhi and an e-wallet (Bharatkosh Advance Deposit) facility for MoCA.
- The Udaan Bhawan, the New Integrated Office would allow all organizations to work together under the same roof and this would lead to better coordination between various regulatory authorities under MoCA such as the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB), Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) and Airports Authority of India (AAI).
S9. Ans. (c)
Sol. Professor Ramesh Chand launched the Unified Portal for Agricultural Statistics (UPAg) developed by the Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare (DoA&FW), under the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (MoA&FW) to address data-related governance challenges in agriculture.
S10. Ans. (c)
Sol. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched an innovative e-Learning Programme as a proactive response to the increasing global need to support and enhance sustainable finance.
This initiative, led by the Sustainable Finance Hub’s (SFH) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Finance Academy, aims to share UNDP’s extensive knowledge on sustainable finance with global practitioners.