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Current Affairs Quiz , 12 Nov 2018

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1) Consider the following statements about the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation

I) It comes under the aegis of Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers
II) CDSCO is responsible for approval of Drugs, Conduct of Clinical Trials, laying down the standards for Drugs, and control over the quality of imported Drugs in the country

Choose the correct options from below

a) Only I
b) Only II
c) Both I & II
d) Neither I nor II


Answer: b
• The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) under Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India is the National Regulatory Authority (NRA) of India.
• Its headquarter is located at New Delhi and also has six zonal offices, four sub zonal offices, thirteen Port offices and seven laboratories spread across the country.
• The Drugs & Cosmetics Act,1940 and rules 1945 have entrusted various responsibilities to central & state regulators for regulation of drugs & cosmetics.
• It envisages uniform implementation of the provisions of the Act & Rules made there under for ensuring the safety, rights and wellbeing of the patients by regulating the drugs and cosmetics.
• CDSCO is constantly thriving upon to bring out transparency, accountability and uniformity in its services in order to ensure safety, efficacy and quality of the medical product manufactured, imported and distributed in the country.
• Under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, CDSCO is responsible for approval of Drugs, Conduct of Clinical Trials, laying down the standards for Drugs, control over the quality of imported Drugs in the country and coordination of the activities of State Drug Control Organizations by providing expert advice with a view of bring about the uniformity in the enforcement of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act.
• Further CDSCO along with state regulators, is jointly responsible for grant of licenses of certain specialized categories of critical Drugs such as blood and blood products, I. V. Fluids, Vaccine and Sera.


2) Consider the following statements about Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North East Region

I) It is a central sector scheme launched by the Ministry of Development of North-Eastern Region
II) It aims for the development of certified organic production in a value chain mode to link growers with consumers

Identify the correct option from below

a) Only I
b) Only II
c) Both I & II
d) Neither I nor II


Answer: b
• Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh felicitates architect of Green Revolution, Professor M. S. Swaminathan.
• Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North East Region (MOVCD-NER) is a Central Sector Scheme, a sub-mission under National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA), launched by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare for implementation in the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura, during the 12th plan period.
• The scheme aims to development of certified organic production in a value chain mode to link growers with consumers and to support the development of entire value chain.
• Objectives:
o To develop crop commodity specific organic value chain and address gaps in organic crop production, wild crop harvesting, organic livestock management and processing handling and marketing of organic agricultural products.
o To empower producers with program ownership by organizing them into FIGs with the final aim to federate into farmer producer organizations/ companies.
o To replace conventional farming/subsistence farming system into local resource based, self-sustainable, high value commercial organic enterprise.
o Developing commodity specific commercial organic value chain under integrated and concentrated approach with end-to-end facilities for production, processing, storage and marketing.
o Development of organic parks/zones with facilities for collection, aggregation, value addition, processing, storage and market-linkages for specific commodities requiring capital intensive technology.
o Develop NER products as brands/labels through brand building and facilitating stronger marketing access under the ownership of growers‟ organizations/ companies.
o Creating state specific lead agency (Organic Commodity Board or Organic Mission) for coordinating, monitoring, supporting and financing the development and operationalisation of entire value chain.


3) Consider the following statements about the objectives of Rashtriya Gokul Mission

I) Development and conservation of indigenous breeds.
II) Enhancement of milk production and productivity
III) Distribution of disease free high genetic merit bulls for natural service.

Select the correct option from below

a) I & II
b) II & III
c) I & III
d) I, II & III


Answer: d
• Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh felicitates architect of Green Revolution.
• The “Rashtriya Gokul Mission” has been launched by the Government for conservation and development of indigenous breeds in a focused and scientific manner.
• The mission also envisages establishment of integrated cattle development centres „Gokul Grams to develop indigenous breeds including up to 40% nondescript breeds.
• Objectives:
o Development and conservation of indigenous breeds.
o Breed improvement programme for indigenous cattle breeds to improve their genetic makeup and increase the stock.
o Enhancement of milk production and productivity.
o Upgradation of nondescript cattle breeds using indigenous breeds.
o Distribution of disease free high genetic merit bulls for natural service.
• Rashtriya Gokul Mission is being implemented through “State Implementing Agencies (SIA) viz Livestock Development Boards.
Scheme is implemented on 100% grant-in-aid basis.


4) Consider the following statements

I) The #InnovateToINSPIRE challenge was organized by EESL which challenge invited participants to submit sustainable and scalable solutions for power
II) Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) comes under the administration of Ministry of Power, Government of India

Choose the correct option from below

a) Only I
b) Only II
c) Both I & II
d) Neither I nor II


Answer: c
• Power Minister inaugurates INSPIRE 2018; gives away awards to the winners of the #InnovateToINSPIRE challenge.
• Ministry of Power has recently inaugurated the International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency.
• This is the second edition of INSPIRE and is being organised by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) and World Bank.
• The three-day symposium will focus on enhancing grid management, e-Mobility, financial instruments and technologies for energy efficiency in India.
• The #InnovateToINSPIRE challenge was also organized by EESL and World Resources Institute (WRI)
• The challenge invited participants to submit sustainable and scalable solutions to seven specific challenges spanning grid management, e-Mobility, energy efficient technologies and financial instruments.
• Significance:
o To support investments in new, innovative and scalable business models, EESL and Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed an agreement for a Global Environment Facility (GEF) to establish an Energy Efficiency Revolving Fund (EERF).
INSPIRE 2018:
• INSPIRE 2018 has been organised in collaboration with the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI), Asian Development Bank (ADB), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), and the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI).
• The event is bringing together policy-makers, influencers, innovators, thought leaders, researchers, leading energy-efficient companies, government agencies, business leaders etc that will help leverage the full potential of energy efficiency and bring its multiple co-benefits to the fore.
Energy Efficiency Services Limited:
• Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under the administration of Ministry of Power, Government of India, is working towards mainstreaming energy efficiency and is implementing the world’s largest energy efficiency portfolio in the country.
• Driven by the mission of Enabling More – more transparency, more transformation, and more innovation, EESL aims to create market access for efficient and future-ready transformative solutions that create a win-win situation for every stakeholder.
• EESL has pioneered innovative business approaches to successfully roll-out large-scale programs that allow for incentive alignment across the value chain and rapidly drive transformative impact.
• EESL aims to leverage this implementation experience and explore new overseas market opportunities for diversification of its portfolio.
• As on date, EESL has begun its operations in UK, South Asia and South-East Asia.


5) Samudra Shakti is a bilateral naval exercise between India and which among the following countries?

a) Bangladesh
b) Myanmar
c) Indonesia
d) Sri Lanka


Answer: c
• Samudra Shakti is a bilateral naval exercise between Indian navy and Indonesian navy.
• The aim of the exercise is to strengthen bilateral relations, expand maritime co-operation, enhance interoperability and exchange best practices.
• The visit of the ship seeks to promote India’s solidarity with Indonesia towards ensuring good order in the maritime domain and to strengthen existing bonds between the navies of the two nations.


 

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