Monthly : September 2017

PM launches Pradhan Mantri Saubhagya Yojana; dedicates Deendayal Urja Bhawan to the nation

Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana, Saubhagya Launched

Question: On September 25,  Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched ‘Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana’, “Saubhagya” scheme. Consider the following statements in regards to this:

(i) It is a new scheme to ensure electricity for every household in the rural areas of the country only.

(ii) The States and Union Territories are required to complete the works of household electrification by the 31st of December 2018.

(iii) NTPC Ltd. will be the nodal agency for the operation of the scheme throughout the country.

(iv) The beneficiaries for free electricity connections would be identified using Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 data.

Which of the above mentioned statements is or are true?

(a) Only (i), (ii) and (iv)

(b) Only (ii) and (iv)

(c) Only (ii), (iii) and (iv)

(d) All of the above

Answer: (b)

Related Facts:

  • On September 25th, 2017, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana, ‘Saubhagya’ in New Delhi.
  • The objective of this scheme is to provide electricity to every household in all rural and urban areas of the country.
  • Under this scheme, the States and Union Territories are required to complete the works of household electrification by the 31stof December 2018.
  • The total outlay of the project is Rs. 16, 320 crorewhile the Gross Budgetary Support (GBS) is Rs. 12,320 crore.
  • The outlay for the rural households is Rs. 14,025 crore while the GBS is Rs. 10,587.50 crore.
  • For the urban households the outlay is Rs. 2,295 crore while GBS is Rs. 1,732.50 crore.
  • The Government of India will provide largely funds for the Scheme to all States/UTs.
  • Under the scheme, the beneficiaries for free electricity connections would be identified using Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 data.
  • However, un-electrified households not covered under the SECC data would also be provided electricity connections under the scheme on payment of Rs. 500 which shall be recovered by DISCOMs in 10 instalments through electricity bill.
  • The solar power packs of 200 to 300 Wp with battery bank for un-electrified households located in remote and inaccessible areas, comprises of Five LED lights, One DC fan, One DC power plug. It also includes the Repair and Maintenance (R&M) for 5 years.
  • For easy & accelerated implementation of the Scheme, modern technology shall be used for household survey by using Mobile App.
  • The Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC) will remain the nodal agency for the operationalisation of the scheme throughout the country.

Reference: 
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/hindirelease.aspx?relid=67317
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=171103
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=171101
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/hindirelease.aspx?relid=67314

DAIHATSU YONEX JAPAN OPEN

Japan Open Super Series-2017


Question: Who is the men’s singles winner in recently concluded Japan Open Super Series Badminton competition?

(a) Shrikant Kidambi
(b) Victor Axelsen
(c) Lee Chong Wei
(d) Lin Dan

Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • BWF Super Series of the Session-2017 Japan Open Badminton Competition concluded in Tokyo Japan (September 19-24, 2017)
  • Competition Results:
  • Men’s singles
  • Winner-Victor Axelsen (Denmark)
  • Runners up- Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia)
  • Women’s singles
  • Winner-Carolina Marin (Spain)
  • Runner up- He Bingjiao (China)
  • Men’s doubles
  • Winner-Marcus Fern Gideon and Kevin Sanja Sukamuljo (both Indonesia)
  • Runner-up, Takuto Inoue and Yuki Kaneko (both Japan)
  • Women’s doubles
  • Winner-Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi (both Japan)
  • Runner up-Kim Ha-Na and Hee-Yong Kong (both South Korea)
  • Mixed doubles
  • Winner-Wang Yilyu and Huang Dongping (both Japan)
  • Runners up- Takuro Hoki and Sayaka Hirota (both Japan).

Reference:
http://bwfworldsuperseries.com/results/2669/daihatsu-yonex-japan-open/podium
http://bwf.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/winners.aspx?id=8DE824AE-67AC-4B8D-A42C-1BABD4CE88B3
http://bwf.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=8DE824AE-67AC-4B8D-A42C-1BABD4CE88B3

wta koriya open 2017

Korea Open-2017

 

Question: Who was the winner of the Singles Women’s competition in recently concluded Korea Open Tennis Tournament?

(a) Jelena Ostapenko
(b) Johanna Larson
(c) Kiki Bertens
(d) Luksika Kumkhum

Ans: (a)
Related facts:-

  • Professional Women’s Tennis Championship of 2017 ‘Korea Open ‘of the WTA Tour Session-2017, concluded in Seoul, Korea (September 18-24, 2017).
  • Competition Results:
  • Women’s singles
  • Winner-Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia)
  • Runners up-Beatriz Haddad Maia (Brazil)
  • Women’s doubles
  • Winner-Kiki Bertens (Netherlands) and Johanna Larson (Sweden)
  • Runner up-Luksika Kumkhum and Peangtarn Pliquech (both Thailand)

Reference:

http://www.wtatennis.com/tournament/2017-seoul
http://www.tennislive.net/wta-women/korea-open-seoul-2017/
http://www.espn.in/tennis/story/_/id/20800504/jelena-ostapenko-comes-win-seoul-open

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