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1- Unnat Bharat Abhiyan centre of which institution has partnered with CSIR and Vijnana Bharti for promoting rural development?
[A] IIT Madras
[B] IIT Delhi
[C] IIT Kharagpur
[D] IIT Guwahati
Answer: B [IIT Delhi]
A tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Unnat Bharat Abhiyan-Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (UBA-IITD) and Vijnana Bharti (VIBHA), New Delhi.
The objective of the MoU is to provide joint action in the area of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) for rural development of India. UBA is a flagship program of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) by connecting academic institutions with local communities.
2. Who has been appointed as the Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of the credit rating agency ICRA Ltd?
[A] N Shivaraman
[B] Sankara Narayanan
[C] Manoj Fadnis
[D] Dilip Sadarangani
Answer: A [N Shivaraman]
India’s leading credit rating agency ICRA Ltd has appointed N Shivaraman as the Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer.
The appointment has been made for three years with effect from August 10. His tenure may also be extended for two more years. He had held senior positions in L&T Finance Holdings and he has served as the Chief Operating Officer at IL&FS till July 31, 2020.
3. Which trade association organised the “National Digital conference on Ease of Doing Business for Atmanirbhar Bharat”?
Answer: B [CII]
Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) organised the “National Digital conference on Ease of Doing Business for Atmanirbhar Bharat”.
Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal inaugurated the conference and said that the country is heading towards a complete digital eco-system. He also said that the government is aiming to cover the entire nation through optic fibres in the next two years.
4.Ciro Immobile, who was seen in news recently, is associated with which sports?
[D] Basket Ball
Answer: B [Football]
Ciro Immobile is an Italian professional footballer who plays for the football club Lazio and the national team of Italy.
Ciro Immobile was seen in news, as he has won the domestic Golden Boot and the European Golden Shoe award. In a recent match, he matched Gonzalo Higuain’s record of 36 goals in a single season. The striker had a record 14 penalties out of the total goals.
5.Which global organisation has estimated that about 24 million additional children may drop out of school?
[A] World Bank
[B] World Economic Forum
[D] International Monetary Fund
Answer: C [UNESCO]
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has estimated that around 24 million children may drop out of their schools next year.
UNESCO released a policy brief on the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on education. It also estimated that the educational financing gap is also likely to increase by one third. Girls and young women are likely more vulnerable to child marriage, early pregnancy and gender-based violence.
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