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Q.1 Which country has renamed part of the South China Sea as the North Natuna Sea?
Q. 2 Indian Railways has launched an integrated mobile app “Rail Saarthi” for railway passengers. What does “Saarthi” stands for?
Q.3 India’s first solar-powered 1600 HP DEMU train has launched from which railway station?
Q.4 Which union minister has launched a month-long plantation drive to mark Van Mahotsav-2017?
Q.5 Friction can be reduced by changing from
Q.6 Who was the first Indian Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army ?
Q.7 Which superstar lives in a bungalow named “Mannat” in Mumbai?
Q.8 Which of these birds found in India is known for its call or sweet voice?
Q.9 What are the people willing to sacrifice their lives known as?
Q.10 Which sportsperson started the first Indian fight club, in order to teach women the art of self defense?
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Top 10 digital initiatives taken by the Indian government
The ambitious ‘Digital India’ project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always been in news for all the good reasons. The project having a total overlay of Rs 1 lakh crore aims to transform the country into a knowledge economy. It aims to ensure easy access to technology infrastructure and government services to citizens. With the government completing its first year, Dataquest takes a dig into all the digital initiatives undertaken by the government this year.
SMS-Based Cyclone Warning System:
As part of the Digital India initiative, this program is to create an SMS-based weather information and disaster alert system. Information on warnings will be disseminated to officials involved in administration, district magistrates/collectors besides fisherman, farmers, and the general public. This process will take almost a year to get operational as it requires collecting huge amounts of data.
Online Facility for Firms to File Single Return:
In an effort to ease down the complexities of doing business and reduce cost, the Labor Ministry launched an online facility for firms to file a common return on its portal to comply with as many as eight labor laws at one go. With this, the companies can now file a single unified return which will reduce the cost of the business transaction.
Online facility to Issue PAN Card in 48 hours:
An online facility under which a PAN card will be issued within 48 hours of applying. Under this initiative, special camps will be organized throughout the country including rural areas to help people get PAN cards.
The Department of Posts (DoP) has planned to provide electronic money order service to 70% of its total post offices by December. According to officials, this service will enable India Post to remit money next day to the doorstep that earlier took about a week. Also, it will make the whole process secure and fast. People can send a maximum of Rs 5,000 through e-money order. With this, the department has seen a tremendous growth in commission from money order service to about Rs 600 crore in 2014-15, up from Rs 481.6 crore in 2011-12.
It is an interactive platform launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for public grievances redressal. It is aimed at monitoring and reviewing programs and projects of the Government of India as well as state government initiatives and also addressing common man’s grievances. This step is expected to make governance in India more efficient and responsive.