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Question 1

To get the benefit of the ‘Seva Bhoj’ scheme, the eligible institutions will be required to first register with a portal of NITI Aayog, which is that portal?

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Explanation:
• ‘Seva Bhoj Yojana’ is a GST waiver (refunding ‘Goods and Services’ tax) scheme which was Launched in June 2018.
• It is aimed to provide financial assistance on purchase of specific food items by Charitable Religious Institutions (CRIs) for free distribution among people.
• ‘The Union ministry of culture’ has introduced this scheme.
• The Charitable Religious Institutions such as Temples, Gurudwara, Mosque, Church, Dharmik Ashram, Dargah, Matth, Monasteries etc. are beneficiaries.
• The institution that has been serving free food to at least 5000 people in a month for preceding three years are eligible.
• The eligible institutions will be required to first register with Darpan portal of NITI Aayog and get a unique ID generated by it.

Question 2

Under the line ‘housing for all by 2022’ and to boost demand and supply of low-cost homes, ‘Affordable housing fund’ has been created. Consider the statements and pick out the correct option.
(1) It is announced under the National Housing Bank (NHB).
(2) The fund has been created for Rs 60,000 Crores.
(3) It is announced in February 2019.
(4) Ministry of Urban Development has created this fund.
(5) This fund is situated in BMTPC.

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• Affordable housing fund was announced in Feb. 2018.
• It is implemented by the ‘Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs’.
• Ministry of Urban Development has been merged with Ministry of Housing. The new Ministry is named as Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
• It is announced under the line ‘housing for all by 2022.’
• It announced under the National Housing Bank (NHB) to boost demand and supply of low-cost homes.
• The fund has been created for Rs 60,000 Crores.
• This fund will be situated in Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC).
• The fund will enable the housing projects to avail benefits such as lower borrowing rates, tax concessions and increased flow of foreign and private capital.

Question 3

Based on the success of the pilot project of ‘Solar Charkha Mission’, the Indian government launched this scheme in June 2018 all over India. When and where was the pilot project implemented?

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• A pilot project on Solar Charkha was implemented at Khanwa village, Nawada District of Bihar in 2016.
• In order to promote the production of Khadi, the ‘Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises MSME launched the scheme ‘Solar Charkha Mission’.
• It was launched on 27 June 2018 on the occasion of United Nations MSME day.
• Under this scheme, rural people will get training and loan to produce spun-yarn by using looms and spindles running on solar energy.
• Under this mission, the Ministry will cover 50 clusters and each cluster will employ 400 to 2,000 artisans.

Question 4

National Nutrition Mission (NNM)- POSHAN Abhiyan was launched in the year 2018 with some targets. One of its targets is to reduce stunting in the children. What is the target % of reduction?

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• POSHAN stands for Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nutrition. 
• The National Nutrition Mission (NNM) was approved in 2017 and renamed as POSHAN in the year 2018. They are one with two names.
  • It is implemented by ‘Ministry of women and child development’.
• The govt. has approved setting up of this mission with a three - year budget.

Question 5

Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nutrition was launched by the ministry of women and child development. Who among the following is not covered under this scheme?

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• Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nutrition (POSHAN) was launched in Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan on 8 March 2018.
• It aims to ensure holistic development and adequate nutrition for pregnant women, lactating mothers and children.
• It is implemented by ‘Ministry of women and child development’.
• POSHAN targets to reduce the level of stunting, Under-nutrition, low birth rate in children and Anaemia among Young children, women and adolescent girls.
• All children (boys and girls) of age 0-6 and adolescent girls (not boys) are included in the program.
• It will be done by improving utilization of key Anganwadi services and improving the quality of Anganwadi Services delivery.

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