Current Affairs Quiz: 02 February 2023
[C] Remained Same
[D] No Change
[A] Tamil Nadu
[A] Justice G. Rohini
[B] Justice DY Chandrachud
[C] Justice Uday Umesh Lalit
[D] Justice Sanjay Karol
[A] NITI Aayog
[B] National Statistical Office
[C] Reserve Bank of India
[D] Ministry of Finance
1). Correct Answer: A [Increased]
The Ministry of Education has recently released All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2020-2021.
The Ministry has been conducting AISHE since 2011, which collects detailed information on parameters such as student enrolment, teacher’s data, infrastructural information, financial information. The total enrolment in higher education has increased to nearly 4.14 crore in 2020-21 from 3.85 crore in 2019-20. The Female enrolment has increased to 2.01 crore and the Gross Enrolment Ratio increased to 27.3 from 25.6 in 2019-20.
According to a study by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat received the top GST compensation, during the five-year transition period from July 2017 to June 2022.
Tamil Nadu was the fourth highest compensation receiving State, which is followed by Punjab. At least 10 States may fall short of the expected 14% GST growth, says the study. Puducherry, Punjab, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Goa and Uttarakhand are likely to be most affected by the end of the compensation regime.
The entomologists have named a new genus of wasp after Soliga, an indigenous community of Biligiri Rangan Hills in Karnataka.
The new genus has been named as Soliga ecarinata in an acknowledgement of the Soliga lifestyle and in recognition of their conservation of forests and biodiversity.
The Justice G. Rohini-led commission for the sub-categorisation of other backward classes (OBCs) has now been given another extension in its tenure by the President.
This was announced by the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. This is the 14th extension in tenure that the commission has been given. The commission was formed in October 2017.
According to data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) in its latest Twenty Point Programme (TPP) progress report, only 9,753 km of roads could be constructed Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in the first six months of FY23.
Performance of a programme is considered ‘poor’ by the NSO if the level of targets achieved is below 80 per cent.