1. In which state will the Anganwadi workers to visit every household to collect health-related information in view of COVID-19?
c. West Bengal
• In Chhattisgarh, Anganwadi workers and assistants will visit every household to collect health-related information of the people. The State Government gave the instruction in view of the increasing number of COVID-19 positive cases following return of migrant workers.
• After the data collected by the Anganwadi workers, the health check-up of suspected patients would be ensured by Health Department.
• The Anganwadi workers have played an important role under Suposhan Abhiyan in distributing the ready-to-eat food items and dry ration to the beneficiaries at their homes during lockdown.
2. Which of the following is a toll-free for COVID-19 enquiries?
3. WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus belongs to which country?
• Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is an Ethiopian public health researcher and official who has served since 2017 as Director-General of the World Health Organization.
• Tedros is the first non-physician and first African in the role, who has been endorsed by the African Union.
• Ghebreyesus, a former Ethopian minister, was elected with support from China in 2017.
4. What is the length of Leh-Manali National Highway connecting Ladakh with rest of the country?
a. 490 km
b. 400 km
c. 390 km
d. 700 km
• The 490 km long Leh-Manali National Highway connecting Ladakh with rest of the country will be opened for traffic. Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has cleared snow off the highway. The road is being opened for traffic one month in advance compared to the previous year despite the COVID-19 restrictions.
• Project Himank and Project Deepak of Border Roads Organization has cleared snow from over 16 thousand feet high Baralacha pass and nearly 17 and half thousand feets Tanglang La Pass, considered the most challenging stretches for the snow clearing teams.
5. Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has successfully developed a double layered Khadi mask and has procured orders for supplying it in large quantities. It functions under which of the following ministries?
b. Textile Ministry
c. Ministry of Finance
d. Union Ministry of Agriculture and Family Welfare
• The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is a statutory body formed in April 1957 (as per an RTI) by the Government of India, under the Act of Parliament, 'Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act of 1956'.
• It is an apex organisation under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, with regard to khadi and village industries within India, which seeks to - "plan, promote, facilitate, organise and assist in the establishment and development of khadi and village industries in the rural areas in coordination with other agencies engaged in rural development wherever necessary."