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Agri science centre of this state gets award for integrated farming model recently.

A. Chhattisgarh
B. Punjab
C. Gujarat
D. Maharashtra

Answer: Option A


Chhattisgarh's Krishi Vigyan Kendra has been named the best such centre in India for its initiatives like nutrition gardens and integrated farming techniques. The Krishi Vigyan Kendra is located in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh. It is affiliated to the IGKV (Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya). It has been named the best of the 650 agriculture science centres in India. . Dr S K Patil, vice chancellor of IGKV in Raipur, and Birbal Sahu, coordinator of Kanker Krishi Vigyan Kendra, received the 'Pt Deendayal Upadhyay Krishi Vigyan Protsahan Award-2017' from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 17th March 2018 in New Delhi. The award consists of a cash prize of Rs 25 lakh for infrastructure development and a citation certificate.


Which of the following city tops Quality of Governance Survey?

A. Surat
B. Bhubaneswar
C. Pune
D. Thiruvananthapuram

Answer: Option C


As per fifth edition of the Annual Survey of India's City-Systems (ASICS) by Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, Pune is the top city to show improvement in quality of governance in 2017. Pune topped the list with an overall score f 5.1 out of 10. Bhubaneswar showed significant improvement by attaining fourth spot in 2017 survey as compared to tenth in 2016. ASICS measures the preparedness of city administration to deliver high quality standards, political leadership at the city level, municipal finance & staffing, and transparency & citizen participation. Guwahati and Vishakhapatnam were the two new cities that were covered in this survey. However, both these cities fared poorly in the assessment.


Whiich union ministry has bagged the award for best implementation of E-office?

A. Ministry of External Affairs
B. Ministry of Finance
C. Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
D. Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Answer: Option C


The Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS) has bagged the award for best implementation of E-office on March 14, 2018. E-Office is one of the Mission-mode Projects under the Digital India programme. The e-Office solution enables core operations of the Government at all levels to be performed in a 'paper-less' environment, including the E-leave,E-tour,Knowledge Management, Notice Board, Download Forms, Inventory Control etc. In the MDWS, the entire e-office suite was implemented in December 2014 and since then it is being used by all stake holders in the Ministry. All the files in the Ministry are e-files and these have been successfully handled though this system for over 3 years now, when the transition to electronic mode first took place.


Which institute was awarded 2017 Kochon Prize?


Answer: Option D


The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) was awarded 2017 Kochon Prize for building a tradition of excellence in Tuberculosis (TB) research and demand development. It had emerged a winner from among 18 nominations. It was awarded for establishing India TB Research Consortium to accelerate R&D effect.


Which train bags the Tourist Train of the Year award recently?

A. Maharaja Express
B. Fairy Queen
C. Golden Chariot
D. Palace on Wheels

Answer: Option D


The luxury train 'Palace on Wheels' of Rajasthan, popular among foreign tourists, has bagged the 'Tourist Train of the Year' award of the Pacific Area Travel Writers' Association. It was launched by the Indian Railways in association with Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation to promote tourism in Rajasthan. The Palace on Wheels was started on 26 January 1982.