1.  Where will be the Vikram Sarabhai Children Innovation Center established ?

a.       Gujarat
b.      Arunachal Pradesh
c.       Madhya Pradesh
d.      Uttar Pradesh


•     Vikram Sarabhai Children Innovation Center (VSCIC) will be set up soon in Gujarat.
•     The announcement for the same was made by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.
•     The Center will be set up to identify, nurture and promote innovation by children in the state. The centre will work towards identifying children with ideas and then nurture and support them.  
•     It will reportedly be set up at Gujarat University's Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Extension Research and Innovation along with UNICEF.
•     The centre has been named Vikram Sarabhai Children's Innovation Centre, after noted Indian physicist and astronomer who is internationally regarded as the father of the Indian Space Program.
•     Vikram Sarabhai originally hailed from Gujarat.

2.  Which of the following is India’s 1st Cyber Crime Prevention Unit?

a.       AASHVAST
b.      SHAKTI
c.       KAVACH
d.      ASTITIVA


•      The Union Home Minister Mr. Amit Shah inaugurated various projects of Gujarat Police and Indian Postal Department in Gandhinagar Gujarat.
•      These include:

I.        AASHVAST- An online portal to pay e-Challan and Cyber Crime Prevention Unit. It will act as a helpline for the cyber crime victims and is expected to contribute in preventing crimes in the state of Gujarat. It is India’s 1st Cyber Crime Prevention Unit.
II.     VISWAS- “Video Integration and StateWide Advance Security” Project. It is an e-governance initiative launched with an objective to improve Law and Order Management, Proactive traffic management and control, Crime detection with the help of video analytics and post incident investigation and video forensics.
III.  NETRANG- Project to establish Command and Control Room in 33 districts.

3.  Where was the  ‘Fit India Cyclothon’ launched?

a.       New Delhi
b.      Panaji
c.       Lucknow
d.      Chandigarh


•     Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju flag off ‘Fit India Cyclothon’ in Panaji, Goa. 
•     This event is organized with the aim to get the people involved in outdoor activities and starting a cycling culture in the state.
•     This inaugural event of ‘Fit India Cyclothon’ organised by Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs and Government of Goa.
•     The Cyclothon event witnessed participation by over 500 cycling enthusiasts who came together to cycle through a five-kilometre stretch within the Panaji city.

4.  Which of the following states recently passed a proposal for three capitals?

a.       Assam
b.      Uttar Pradesh
c.       Andhra Pradesh
d.      Madhya Pradesh


•     Andhra Pradesh (AP) Government has passed Andhra Pradesh Decentralization and Inclusive development of All Regions Bill-2020 for the tri-capital system.
•     The bill proposes to make Visakhapatnam as the executive capital, Amaravati as the legislative capital and Kurnool as the judicial capital of Andhra Pradesh.
•     The aim behind this bill is decentralised administration that will result in socioeconomic progress at equal levels.

5.  Which of the following was the first state in India to make reading of Preamble to Constitution compulsory in schools every day?

a.       Andhra Pradesh
b.      Madhya Pradesh
c.       Maharashtra
d.      Uttar Pradesh


•    The Maharashtra government has mandated the reading of Preamble of the Constitution after prayer in all primary and secondary schools in Maharashtra.
•    The above decision will be implemented from 26 January 2020 through a programme “Sovereignty of Constitution, the public interest of all”.
•    The students in primary and secondary schools will do it during the morning assembly in schools every day under the programme ‘Sarvabhaumatva Samvidhanache, Janhit Sarvance (Sovereignty of the Constitution, in the interest of all)’.
•    The Government Resolution (GR) applies to both government and private schools, both primary and secondary, across the state.