Daily : April 6, 2018

Annual session of FICCI Ladies Organisation

Question: On April 5th, 2018, the President of India graced and addressed which annual of session of FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO) in New Delhi?
(a) 33rd
(b) 34th
(c) 35th
(d) 36th
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • On April 5th, 2018, the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, graced and addressed the 34thannual session of FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) in New Delhi.
  • President praised the women as they contribute to our economy at work and at home, in many diverse ways.
  • He urged the members of FLO to see how they can make these businesses – largely run by women – integral to their value chains and emphasize that if more women become part of the workforce, both household incomes and our GDP will rise.
  • The government has a role here, but so do civil society and business – and organisations such as FLO.
  • It is notable that stand-Up India initiative was launched in April 2016 to encourage entrepreneurship among women, SCs and STs.
  • About 45,000 loans have been disbursed, mainly to sole proprietors.
  • Almost 39,000 of these have gone to women – an overwhelming proportion. Under the MUDRA scheme, over the past three financial years, about 117 million loans have been sanctioned.
  • Close to 88 million of these loans have gone to women entrepreneurs and he was happy to note that, as of December 2017, the number of NPAs in the MUDRA scheme is less than eight per cent of the loans sanctioned.
  • It is admirable that at the grassroots of our country – in small hamlets and among traditionally underprivileged and deprived communities – MUDRA entrepreneurs are striving to pay back their loans.

Reference:   
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=178419
http://www.ficciflo.com

Samta Diwas

Question: Samta Diwas was observed on which anniversary of Babu Jagjivan Ram?
(a) 100th
(b) 110th
(c)111th
(d) 115th
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • On April 5th, 2018, a homage function on the occasion of the 111thbirth anniversary of Babu Jagjivan Ram was organized.
  • The function was organized by the Babu Jagjivan Ram National Foundation under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment at Samta Sthal, opposite Rajghat, New Delhi.
  • The Function at Samta Sthal started by paying homage by Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment and President Babu Jagjivan Ram National Foundation Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment Shri Ramdas Athawale, former Speaker of Lok Sabha Smt. Meira Kumarand senior officers of the Ministry, family members of Babuji and large number of followers.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=160486

NIRF India Rankings 2018

Question: On April 3rd, 2018, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar released ‘India Rankings-2018’ at the national level of institutions of higher education in the country under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). According to this, which of the given institution has got is the first place in the category of university?
(a) Jadavpur University, Kolkata
(b) Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
(c) Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
(d) Delhi University, New Delhi
Answer: (c) 
Related Facts: 

  • On April 3rd 2018, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar released ‘India Rankings 2018’ at the national level of institutions of higher education in the country under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018.
  • Ranking for the third time in the country was released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in 8 categories of Higher Education Management, Law, Medical, Architecture, Engineering, Pharma, Colleges and Universities.
  • In this survey, government and non-governmental higher educational institutions across the country have been included.
  • Top 10 Institutes in overall Ranking:
  1. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  2. IIT Chennai
  3. IIT Bombay
  4. IIT Delhi
  5. IIT, Kharagpur
  6. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  7. IIT, Kanpur
  8. IIT, Roorkee
  9. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  10. Anna University, Chennai
  • Top 5 institutions in the management category
  1. IIM, Ahmedabad
  2. IIM, Bangalore
  3. IIM, Kolkata
  4. IIM, Lucknow
  5. IIM, Bombay
  • Top 5 institutions in the category of universities
  1. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  2. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  3. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  4. Anna University, Chennai
  5. Hyderabad University
  • Top 5 institutions in the Engineering category
  1. IIT, Madras
  2. IIT, Bombay
  3. IIT, Delhi
  4. IIT, Kharagpur
  5. IIT, Kanpur
  • Top 5 institutes in the category
  1. Miranda House, Delhi
  2. Stephen’s College, Delhi
  3. Bishop Heber College, Tiruchirapalli
  4. Hindu College, Delhi
  5. Presidency College, Delhi
  • Top 5 institutions in Pharma category
  1. National Institute of Pharmaceuticals Education and Research, Mohali, Punjab
  2. Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
  3. Punjab University, Chandigarh
  4. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
  5. Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
  • Top 3 institutions in medical category
  1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  2. Postgraduate Medical Education and Research Institute (PGIMER), Chandigarh
  3. Christian Medical College, Vellore
  • Top 3 institutions in the category of architecture
  1. IIT, Kharagpur
  2. IIT, Roorkee
  3. School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
  • The top 3 institutes in Law category
  1. National Law School of India University, Bangalore
  2. National Law University, New Delhi
  3. Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad
  • It is known that the Ministry of Human Resource Development had launched ‘National Institute Racking Framework’ (NIRF) on September 29, 2015.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=178338

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