1. Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) is located at:
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Tirupati has celebrated its third foundation day today.
2. Recently NITI Aayog released preliminary or baseline ranking for the 101 most backward districts of India. Which of the following is the best-performing district of the 101?
The NITI Aayog Wednesday released a preliminary or baseline ranking for the 101 most backward districts of India that have signed up for the Narendra Modi government’s ‘Transformation of Aspirational Districts’ programme. The rankings are based on 49 indicators and 81 data points monitored in real time using a dashboard created in partnership with the Andhra Pradesh government, which will also be used for data collection Haryana’s Mewat is the lowest-ranked among these backwards districts, while Andhra Pradesh’s Vizianagaram is the best-performing district of the 101. Mewat is preceded by Madhya Pradesh’s Singrauli and Telangana’s Asifabad at the bottom of the list, while Chhattisgarh’s Rajnandgaon and Maharashtra’s Osmanabad lie second and third on the top of the table.
3. Andhra Pradesh signed MOU with Shivom to adopt block chain technology for DNA sequencing of citizens. Shivom Company is based in:
4. Recently NITI Aayog suggested the possibility of exploring coal reserves in the state and using them as a source of income by producing:
NITI Aayog explained that ethanol can be produced from coal reserves available at Chintalapudi, Nuzividu areas in the state, which can then be directly supplied to thermal power plants, thus facilitating the production of electric power at a lower cost. Further NITI Aayog noted that using ethanol to produce electricity can prevent air pollution to a large extent. Moreover, Ethanol can be used to eradicate rats and other pests that adversely affect crops, thereby helping increase crop yield. He also suggested that the state government could take assistance from Israel, where advanced technology for producing ethanol from coal is available.
5. In A.P which of the following forests cover maximum area?
As per the forest records, AP ranks 9th in India having forest cover area of 36909.38 Sq. Kms which amounts to 23.04%. Of this forest area, the Very Dense Forest is 649.79 Sq. Kms Moderate Dense Forest is 11792.18 Sq. Kms, Open Forest is 10931.01 Sq. Kms Scrub Forest is 9455.24.Kms Non-Forest is 3708.08 Sq. Kms and Water Bodies is 373.08 Sq. Kms.