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Question 01.What is ‘Magnaporthe oryzae’ which was seen in the news recently?
Question 02.What amount has been allotted to the ‘National Quantum Mission’?
- Rs 1000 crore
- Rs 2000 crore
- Rs 3000 crore
- Rs 6000 crore
Question 03.Which city hosted the ‘National Conference on Water Sufficient Panchayat, Clean & Green Panchayat and Healthy Panchayat’?
- New Delhi
Question 04.Which Union Ministry is associated with the Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2023?
- Ministry of Communication
- Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
- Ministry of Culture
- Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Question 05.Which state passed a bill to provide reservation in state government jobs from 60 percent to 77 percent?
- West Bengal
- Andhra Pradesh
Answer 01. [Option 2: Fungus]
‘Magnaporthe oryzae’ is a fungus that causes ‘wheat blast’. It is currently destroying wheat crops in South America, threatening its food security in a major scale.
Scientists have warned that the fungus Magnaporthe oryzae could spread worldwide. Cases of infection have earlier been reported in Asia in 2016 and Africa in 2018.
Answer 02. [Option 4: Rs 6000 crore]
The National Quantum Mission was approved recently by the Union Cabinet. Its aim is to seed, nurture and scale scientific and industrial research and development and create an innovative ecosystem in quantum technology.
The Centre has approved Rs 6,003 crore for the National Quantum Mission, to fund scientific and industrial research development in quantum technology.
Answer 03. [Option 3: New Delhi]
The National Conference on Water Sufficient Panchayat, Clean & Green Panchayat and Healthy Panchayat will be held in New Delhi.
It will showcase best practices followed by Panchayati Raj institutions (PRI) and augment capacity building of elected representatives with greater exposure, interactive learning and experience sharing.
Answer 04. [Option 2: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting]
The Union Cabinet cleared the Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2023 which has provisions for harsher punishments for film piracy and the introduction of new age categories for classifying films.
The Bill will be introduced in the upcoming Monsoon Session of Parliament, as per the Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur.
Answer 05. [Option 2: Jharkhand]
Jharkhand Reservation of Vacancies in Posts and Services (Amendment) Bill, 2022 proposes a raise in reservation in state government jobs from 60 percent to 77 percent for SC, ST and OBC communities as well as the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS).
Jharkhand Governor recently returned this bill to the government, directing it to be reviewed.