1. Who among the following has launched DBT – AMTZ Mobile Diagnostic Unit?
a. Dr. Harsh Vardhan
b. Dr. Jitendra Singh
c. Narendra Modi
d. Nitin Gadkari
• The Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Health & Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan flagged off India’s first I-Lab (Infectious disease diagnostic lab) for Covid testing in rural and inaccessible areas of India.
• The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology along with Andhra Pradesh Med-tech Zone (AMTZ) has initiated the DBT-AMTZ COMManD [COVID Medtech Manufacturing Development] Consortia to address the shortage of critical healthcare technologies in India and move progressively towards a stage of self-sufficiency.
• Under this Consortia, India’s first I- lab (infectious disease diagnostic lab) has been built at AMTZ in record time of 8 days from the date of receipt of Automotive Chassis, from Bharat Benz. This is a mobile diagnostic unit with biosafety facility.
• The I- lab is a BSL-2 facility with on-site ELISA, RT-PCR, Bio chemistry analysers. It can run 50 RT-PCR reactions and about 200 ELISA in a day.Double set of Machines can help increase the capacity to about 500 per day in 8 hours shift
2. Which of the following ministries launched Sahakar Mitra?
a. HRD Ministry
b. Union Ministry for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare
c. Niti Aayog
d. Ministry of External Affairs
• Uttar Pradesh has become first state in the country to prepare one lakh beds for COVID-19 patients, with each of the 75 districts having dedicated beds for patients in the respective facilities.
• The beds in the hospitals are classified into three categories- Level 1, level 2 and level 3. While level one and two beds are for patients exhibiting mild symptoms, level three beds are meant for graver infections.
• The hospitals catering to level one patients will have facilities for oxygen support, those catering to level two patients will have a few ventilators in addition to oxygen support.
• Level three hospitals will have ventilator support as well as ICU facilities for the patients, besides having provisions for dialysis.
3. Who will head the three Member high-level committee set up by the Petroleum Ministry to inquire the Assam oil well?
a. SCL Das
b. BC Bora
c. TK Sengupta
d. Mahesh Arya
• The Petroleum Ministry has constituted a three-member high-level committee to inquire into the blowout at an Oil India Ltd well in Assam and the subsequent fire that killed two firefighters and injured at least one.
• The panel will be headed by SCL Das, Director General of Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH). It also includes former ONGC chairman B C Bora and former ONGC director T K Sengupta
• The committee will also recommend short and long-term measures to prevent the recurrence of such incidents including identifying any gaps in laid down standard operating procedure.
• Natural gas mixed with condensate started flowing uncontrollably from one of the wells of Oil India Ltd (OIL) in Baghjan fields in Tinsukia district of Assam on May 27, 2020 leading to a blowout. The well caught fire on June 8, 2020.
4. Which of the following states has launched ‘Bal Shramik Vidya Yojana’?
a. Andhra Pradesh
b. Uttar Pradesh
c. Madhya Pradesh
• UP Chief Minister(CM) Yogi Adityanath launched ‘Bal Shramik Vidya Yojana’ for child labourers who are 8-18 years old, through video conference on the ‘World Day Against Child Labour’(June 12, 2020).
• The scheme aims to educate orphans and worker’s children or child labourers & ensure their healthy life.
• It provides financial assistance of Rs 1000 per month(pm) to boys, Rs 1200 pm to girls & children studying 8th, 9th and 10th will be given Rs 6000 per annum along with a monthly incentive.
• The beneficiaries & children of registered workers will also get education in 18 Atal residential schools(with free facilities).
• The identification of working children will be done by the Labor Department among others. The list of Socio Economic Caste Census 2011 will be used for selecting landless families and women headed families.
5. Which of the following cities launched a programme ‘STREE’ for women?
c. New Delhi
• In a bid to support and empower women against domestic violence and abuse, the Hyderabad City Security Council (HCSC) in association with Hyderabad City Police has launched the 'STREE' programme.
• The name reflects the vision - "She Triumphs through Respect, Equality, and Empowerment" (STREE).
• The program is in line with this year's International Women's Day (8 March) theme i.e. 'Each for Equal',
• It has been ideated on the lines of women's empowerment to bring about a sustainable and impactful change by involving women in the community.