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Question 01.‘District Disability Rehabilitation centre (DDRC)’ is an initiative of which Union Ministry?
- Union Social Justice and Empowerment
- Union Law and Justice
- Union Science and Technology
- Union Health and Family Welfare
Question 02.Which city is the host of ‘Global Clean Energy Action Forum’?
- New Delhi
Question 03.Which state has announced to set up NITI Aayog-like state-level institution?
- West Bengal
Question 04.As of 2022, which country is the largest bilateral lender to Sri Lanka?
Question 05.Who is the first Indian to win four medals at World Wrestling Championships?
- Vinesh Phogat
- Bajrang Punia
- Babita kumari
- Gita Phogat
Answer 01. [Option 1: Union Social Justice and Empowerment]
Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr. Virendra Kumar virtually inaugurated 9 model District Disability Rehabilitation centres(DDRC), which had been upgrading to model DDRCs.
DDRCs were established to provide effective rehabilitation services to the persons with disabilities (PwDs) for the last twenty years.
Answer 02. [Option 2: Pittsburg]
Union Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh is set to lead an Indian delegation at Global Clean Energy Action Forum at Pittsburg in the US.
Ministers from over 30 countries will participate in the event to discuss ways to accelerate clean energy innovation and deployment.
Answer 03. [Option 2: Maharashtra]
Maharashtra government has announced that it is planning to set up an institution on the lines of NITI Aayog.
The institution would be responsible to perform comprehensive data analysis and make decisions on various sectors in the state. NITI Aayog has also carried out an extensive study on similar issues and developed a tool, where inter-related data from various departments is analysed for a better decision-making process.
Answer 04. [Option 2: India]
India has become the largest bilateral lender to Sri Lanka by disbursing a total of USD 968 million in loans in four months of 2022, surpassing China.
China has maintained its position as the largest bilateral lender to Sri Lanka in the past five years from 2017 to 2021. Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been the largest multilateral lender in the past five years by disbursing an amount of USD 610 million in 2021.
Answer 05. [Option 2: Bajrang Punia]
India’s Bajrang Punia recently won bronze in men’s 65 kg category at World Wrestling Championships in Belgrade.
With this medal, Bajrang Punia becomes first Indian to win four medals at world wrestling championships. He won bronze in 2013, silver in 2018 and bronze in 2019. Another Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat captured a bronze medal in the women’s 53 kg category.