28th June 2024 Daily Current Affairs

1. Recently, which ministry has launched the “Safai Apnao, Bimaari Bhagao” initiative under Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0?

[A] Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
[B] Ministry of Rural Development
[C] Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
[D] Ministry of Agriculture

Correct Answer: A [Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs]

Notes:
The Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry launched the Safai Apnao, Bimaari Bhagao initiative under Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 from July 1 to August 31. It aims to prepare Urban Local Bodies for monsoon challenges, focusing on cleanliness and health. Aligning with the Health Ministry’s ‘STOP Diarrhoea Campaign,’ it promotes inter-departmental collaboration to address cleanliness and disease risks during heavy rainfall.

2. Recently, where was the ‘Bharat Centre of Olympic Research and Education’ inaugurated?

[A] Jaipur
[B] Gandhinagar
[C] Patna
[D] Lucknow

Correct Answer: B [Gandhinagar]

Notes:
The Bharat Centre of Olympic Research and Education (BCORE) was inaugurated on June 23 at Rashtriya Raksha University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Indian Olympic Association president PT Usha highlighted BCORE’s role as a hub for knowledge, innovation, and performance in Indian sports. Officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee, BCORE promotes Olympic values as an academic center.

3. Recently, which UT has become the first administrative unit to achieve full functional literacy under the ULLAS-Nav Bharat Saaksharta Karyakram?

[A] Chandigarh
[B] Puducherry
[C] Lakshadweep
[D] Ladakh

Correct Answer: D [Ladakh]

Notes:
Ladakh is the first administrative unit to achieve full functional literacy under the ULLAS-Nav Bharat Saaksharta Karyakram. Announced by Lieutenant Governor Dr. BD Mishra, this milestone surpasses 97% literacy. The program, aligned with the National Education Policy 2020, empowers adults with literacy, numeracy, and life skills through volunteerism. Over 77 lakh people nationwide have benefited, with 1.29 crore learners and 35 lakh volunteer teachers engaged via the ULLAS Mobile App.

 

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