Correct Answer : Option (B) - K Kasturirangan
Note : The Union Ministry of Education has formed a 12-member committee to develop new National Curriculum Frameworks (NCFs) for school, early childhood, teacher and adult education. The NCFs serve as a guideline for syllabus, textbook and teaching practices for schools in India. The panel will be headed by K Kasturirangan, former chief of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Chairperson of National Education Policy-2020 (NEP-2020) drafting committee.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Rs 400 crore
Note : The Department of Pharmaceuticals, under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, has notified the “Scheme for Promotion of Medical Device Parks”.Total financial outlay of the scheme is Rs. 400 crore. The tenure of the scheme is five years, from FY 2020-2021 to FY 2024-2025.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Budapest
Note : A bronze statue of Bitcoin’s anonymous creator Satoshi Nakamoto, has been unveiled in Budapest, Hungary. It is the first-ever statue in the world to pay homage to the mysterious cryptocurrency creator.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Himachal Pradesh
Correct Answer : Option (C) - Shershaah
Correct Answer : Option (B) - 2022
Note : The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has mandated to reduce the limit of industrially produced trans-fat to less than 2 percent. The step has been taken to make the country free from the industrially produced trans fate by the year 2022, a year ahead of the World Health Organisation guidelines.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - New Mexico
Note : The oldest human footprints in North America have been discovered in new scientific research conducted by archaeologists in New Mexico. The research conducted at the White Sands national park in New Mexico estimated that the footprints were between 21,000 and 23,000 years old.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Note : The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has conferred the ‘Global Goals Awards’ 2021.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - 1st October
Note : The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has started off a new campaign named NPS Diwas under ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. PFRDA will celebrate the National Pension System Diwas (NPS Diwas) on 1st October 2021 in order to promote pension and retirement planning for a carefree ‘Azad’ retirement.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - 42
Note : President Ram Nath Kovind will confer the National Service Scheme (NSS) Awards for the year 2019-20 from Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi. The National Service Scheme (NSS) Award for the year 2019-20 will be distributed to 42 awardees in 3 different categories like University/ +2 Councils, NSS Units, and their Programme Officers and NSS Volunteers.