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A)
SBI Mutual Fund
B)
Axis Mutual Fund
C)
Tata Mutual Fund
D)
HDFC Mutual Fund

Correct Answer : Option (D) - HDFC Mutual Fund

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HDFC Mutual Fund has announced an end-to-end women-led financial empowerment initiative #LaxmiForLaxmi.
 
The #LaxmiForLaxmi initiative is a financial empowerment campaign for women, by women. Through this initiative, HDFC Mutual Fund aims to support women investors in their journey to become financially independent while making mutual fund investments accessible to them.
 
How it works?
 
HDFC Mutual Fund will connect women investors to a woman financial expert near them through a unique missed call service. The woman financial expert will guide and address queries of the woman investor, for instance – why and how to invest in a mutual fund, benefits of SIPs, etc.
 
The initiative is based on the fact that it is very easy for a person to understand a concept when it is taught by someone who understands them and is like-minded, according to a press statement.
 
This initiative is an extension of HDFC Mutual Fund’s Investor Education campaign #BarniSeAzadi, launched on India’s 75th Independence Day, where it urged women to free their money from traditional savings methods and invest in Mutual Funds (MFs), so as to give their hard-earned money a chance to grow, it said.
 
Commenting on the initiative, Navneet Munot, MD & CEO of HDFC AMC, said, “Women have always had a knack for saving money and offered unexpected support during times of adversity. However, simply keeping money in traditional instruments rarely earns enough to keep up with inflation. Thus, through our #LaxmiForLaxmi campaign, we aim to empower women to understand investment avenues better and benefit from them.”

Source : Free Press Journal

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Published On : March 9, 2022
A)
Ranchi
B)
Raipur
C)
Bhopal
D)
Bengaluru

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Bhopal

Note : The Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Textiles are organising a programme called “Jharokha-Compendium of Indian handicraft/ handloom, art and culture” to celebrate the traditional Indian handicrafts, handlooms, and art & culture. The first event under this celebration has been organized in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh at Rani Kamlapati Railway Station, on March 08, 2022, which also marks International Women’s Day.

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Published On : March 9, 2022
A)
Goa
B)
Haryana
C)
Punjab
D)
Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Haryana

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The Haryana government on Tuesday(8th Mar 2022) presented a Rs 1.77-lakh-crore Budget for the financial year 2022-23 against the Rs 1.53-lakh-crore Budget in 2021-22.
 
While presenting the Budget in the state's Assembly, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday announced the 'Sushma Swaraj Award' for women for their significant contribution or achievements in different walks of life in national and international spheres.
 
Besides, Khattar, who also holds the finance portfolio, announced the Haryana "Matrushakti Udyamita Scheme" to provide support to women for becoming entrepreneurs.
 
He presented his third Budget in the state Assembly here.
 
Khattar proposed a Budget of Rs 1,77,255.99 crore for the financial year 2022-23, a rise of 15.6 per cent over the Budget size of Rs 1,53,384 crore in 2021-22.
 
The Budget outlay comprises 34.4 per cent as capital expenditure at Rs 61,057.36 crore and 65.6 per cent as revenue expenditure at Rs 1,16,198.36 crore.
 
The debt liability is likely to go up to Rs 2,43,779 crore in the financial year 2022-23, from Rs 2,23,768 crore as of March 2022, constituting 24.52 per cent of the gross state domestic product.
 
Khattar said, "The Sushma Swaraj Award will carry a commendation with an award money of Rs 5 lakh."
 
"Today is the International Women's Day. Today, we celebrate the social, economic, sports, cultural and political achievements of our Matrushakti.
 
"The women of Haryana have made considerable achievements in the past few years, especially in the field of sports and politics. Late Sushma Swaraj, a daughter of Haryana, was an inspiration to all women in India," he said in the Assembly..

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Published On : March 9, 2022
A)
Bhupesh Baghel
B)
Raman Singh
C)
Rahul Gandhi
D)
Akhilesh Yadav

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Bhupesh Baghel

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On March 7, 2022, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister "Bhupesh Baghel" launched the 'Kaushalya Matritva Yojana' by providing checks of Rs 5000 each to five beneficiaries for safe motherhood in a state-level women's conference held at BTI Ground in the capital Raipur.
 
Key Points :
* Under this scheme, there is a provision to give a lump sum assistance of Rs. 5 thousand to women beneficiaries on the birth of a second daughter. The scheme will help in the upbringing and education of the girl child.
* The Chief Minister felicitated Anganwadi workers, who have done excellent work in Anganwadi services, self-help groups, who have made women financially independent by taking benefit of Chhattisgarh Mahila Kosh, at the state level women's conference.
* Similarly, he also honored the officers doing excellent work in the direction of women protection under 'Sakhi One Stop Center' and 'Nava Bihaan Yojna'.
* He also released Kanya Vivah Yojana Coffee Table Book, Sakhi One Stop Center Telephone Directory and brochures of schemes related to women empowerment on the occasion.
* The Chief Minister also visited the stalls of exhibition of products prepared by women self-help groups from across the state in the four-day state level Mahila Madai organized at BTI Ground. From the stalls of women's groups of Bastar, the Chief Minister bought artwork made of bell metal and encouraged the women by playing trumpet.

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Published On : March 9, 2022
A)
Sikkim
B)
Meghalaya
C)
Nagaland
D)
Arunachal Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Sikkim

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Chief Minister of "Sikkim", "Prem Singh Tamang" has announced that the State Government will soon implement ‘Aama Yojana, a scheme for helping non-working mothers & ‘Bahini Scheme’ benefitting girl students of the state. The complete details of the Aama Yojna and Bahini Yojana are given below.
 
Aama Yojna scheme : Aama Yojna scheme aims to inculcate the habit of saving among non-working mothers in the state and hence the Government will provide them Rs. 20,000 each in their bank accounts annually. The scheme covers only those whose names are enrolled in the electoral roll of the state and a sum of Rs. 100 crores have been allocated for it in the budget.
 
Bahini Scheme : Bahini Scheme is to reduce the dropout rate of girl students due to the lack of accessibility/availability of Sanitary Napkins & also to ensure menstrual health and hygiene. Under this scheme, over 18,000 girl students who study in class 9 and above are provided with free sanitary napkins in the state.

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Published On : March 9, 2022
A)
Amit Shah
B)
Narendra Modi
C)
Venkaiah Naidu
D)
Ram Nath Kovind

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Ram Nath Kovind

Note : The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind has conferred the ‘Nari Shakti Puraskar’ for the years 2020 and 2021, on the occasion of International Women’s Day on March 08, 2022, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. Overall 29 women have been conferred the award for the years 2020 and 2021 in recognition of their outstanding and exceptional work towards the empowerment of women, especially the vulnerable and marginalised.

There were a total of 28 awards which included 14 awards each for the years 2020 and 2021. The award ceremony for the year 2020 could not be held in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Published On : March 9, 2022
A)
IIT Delhi
B)
IISER Pune
C)
IIT Roorkee
D)
IISc Bengaluru

Correct Answer : Option (C) - IIT Roorkee

Note : The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) has designed and commissioned a supercomputer named “PARAM Ganga”,  at IIT Roorkee on March 07, 2022, under Phase II of National Supercomputing Mission (NSM).PARAM Ganga has a supercomputing capacity of 1.66 Petaflops.

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Published On : March 9, 2022
A)
10
B)
12
C)
13
D)
14

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 14

Note : The 5th United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) was held on a hybrid format in Nairobi from 28 February to 02 March 2022. The theme for UNEA-5 was “Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”.The assembly concluded with 14 resolutions.

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Published On : March 9, 2022
A)
V Hari Charan
B)
T Raja Kumar
C)
S Prasanna Kumar
D)
P Manoj Singh

Correct Answer : Option (B) - T Raja Kumar

Note : T Raja Kumar, a Singaporean, has been named president of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the world’s anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing agency. His appointment is for a set two-year term, which begins on July 1. During the FATF plenary, he was chosen to succeed Dr Marcus Pleyer of Germany.

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Published On : March 8, 2022
A)
Narendra Modi
B)
Amit Shah
C)
Yogi Adityanath
D)
Ram Nath Kovind

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Narendra Modi

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Prime Minister "Narendra Modi" has unveiled a tall statue of great Maratha warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in Pune, Maharashtra. The Statue is made up of 1,850 kg of gunmetal and is about 9.5-feet tall. He also launched a 12-km stretch of 32.2-km-long metro rail project at a total cost of more than ₹11,400 crores in Pune. Pune Metro is the first project in India to have aluminium body coaches, indigenously manufactured under the ‘Make in India’.
 
PM Modi also laid the foundation stone for the rejuvenation and pollution abatement of the Mula-Mutha River projects in Pune. The rejuvenation will be done in a 9 km stretch of the river under the project which will cost more than Rs 1080 crore.

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Published On : March 8, 2022