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Question 1

‘Swachhathon 1.0’ - first-ever Swachh Bharat Hackathon was organized by the Indian MoDWS in the year 2017. Who was the winner of the maiden Swachhathon 1.0?

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• Swachhathon 1.0 – Swachhata Hackathon is an attempt to crowd source solutions for some of the pressing problems in Sanitation and Hygiene
• It was launched by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MoDWS) in the year 2017.
• The Ministry invited innovators from schools and colleges, institutions, start-ups and others to come up with exciting, innovative, novel and viable solutions to the 6 challenges.
• A team can consist of maximum 10 participants.
• The prizes would be given to the best three entries in the Grand Finale:
• First Prize: 3,00,000, Second Prize: 1,50,000, Third Prize: 50,000.
• On 8 September 2017, the result of the first Swachhathon 1.0 was declared in which Kerala based Eram Scientific Solutions won the award in the `Monitoring Usage of Toilets’ category.

Question 2

The scheme ‘Swachh Iconic Places’, an initiative under the Swachh Bharat Mission, was launched to clean up selected iconic heritage, spiritual and cultural places in the country. How many iconic sites were taken up in the first phase?

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• The Swachh Iconic Places was launched in 2016, is an initiative under the Swachh Bharat Mission
• It is a special clean-up initiative focused on select iconic heritage, spiritual and cultural places in the country.
• Three phases have taken place. Every phase has 10 new sites with the continuation of older ones.
• The scheme includes improved sewage infrastructure, water vending machines (Water ATMs), Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM) set-up, roads maintenance, lighting arrangements, beautification of parks, better transport facilities etc.

Question 3

‘Swachh Iconic Places’ (SIP) is an initiative under Swachh Bharat Mission. It is a collaborative project, implemented by the ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. Three other associative ministries are involved in the collaboration. Which one of the following is NOT one of them?

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• ‘Swachh Iconic Places’ (SIP) is an initiative under Swachh Bharat Mission.
• It is Initiated to implement Prime Minister’s vision to take iconic places and their surroundings to higher standards of Swachhata.
• It was launched in 2016.
• The scheme includes improved sewage infrastructure, water vending machines (Water ATMs), Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM) set-up, roads maintenance, lighting arrangements, beautification of parks, better transport facilities etc.
• The initiative is being coordinated by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (nodal ministry) in association with Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Tourism.
• Along with the concerned State governments with Public Sector and Private Companies as sponsoring partners.

Question 4

‘Ganga Gram’ is a project, launched in 2016 for integrated development of all 4470 villages along the River Ganga. Consider the following components and find out which one is not included in the project?

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• Ganga Gram is a project for sanitation based integrated development of all 4470 villages along the River Ganga.
• It was launched in the year 2017 by the Ministry of Drinking water and Sanitation.
• Encourage plantation of medicinal plants, promotion of organic farming and Promotion of tourism are also included in the project.

Question 5

Ganga Gram is a project for sanitation based integrated development of all 4470 villages along the River Ganga. How many villages have been taken up under the pilot project to transform them into ‘Ganga Grams’?

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• Ganga Gram is a project for sanitation based integrated development of all 4470 villages along the River Ganga.
• It was launched in the year 2017 by the Ministry of Drinking water and Sanitation.
• The objectives of project include solid and liquid waste management, water conservation projects, renovation of ponds and water resources, organic farming horticulture, and promotion of medicinal plants.
• These works are done in coordination with NMCG (National Mission for Clean Ganga).

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