Odisha Current Affairs September 2016

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Odisha Current September Affairs 2016:
Which state government has launched Biju Kanya Ratna Yojana for the development of girls?
A. Tamil Nadu
B. Rajasthan
C. Kerala
D. Odisha
Answer: D
Explanation: The Odisha government has launched Biju Kanya Ratna Yojana in Bhubaneswar for the development of girls in 3 districts of the state. The purpose of the scheme is to improve Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) and Child Sex Ratio (CSR) in the three districts. Primarily, the scheme would be implemented for 3 years in Ganjam, Dhenkanal and Angul districts on a pilot basis. The scheme will ensure enrollment of girls in elementary education, tracking dropout girls from schools and creating a better environment for them.

Who will be honoured with the 2016 Sarala Award?
A. Sunita Jain
B. Mahadevi Singh
C. Padma Sachdeva
D. Hrushikesh Mallick
Answer: D. Hrushikesh Mallick
Explanation: Dr. Hrushikesh Mallick, the famous Odia poet, will be honoured with the 37th edition of prestigious Sarala Award for his poetry work “Jeje Dekhi Nathiba Bharat. The annual award carries a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh and a citation.

Name the state that bagged 2016 best agriculture state award at 9th Agricultural Leadership Summit 2016?
A. Odisha
B. Gujarat
C. Uttar Pradesh
D. Punjab
Answer: A. Odisha
Explanation: Odisha bags 9th Global Agriculture Leadership Award 2016 at the National Level gathering of important stake-holders in agriculture development at the Agriculture Leadership Summit at Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi on yesterday evening. Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) have awarded Odisha in the category of Best Agriculture State-2016 in recognition of the efforts towards development of agriculture and bringing rural prosperity.

Which state government recently launches Pension scheme for construction workers?
A. Bihar
B. Maharashtra
C. Odisha
D. Kerala
Answer: C. Odisha

Explanation: Odisha government has recently launched the pension scheme for construction workers, which will benefit 25 lakh beneficiaries in phased manner. As per the scheme, the construction workers above 60 years of age will get pension of Rs 300 per month while workers above 80 years of age will get pension of Rs 500 per month. The widow and disabled construction workers are also eligible to get the benefit of the pension scheme. This is the 3rd scheme has been launched by the state government within a month after the Mahaprayan scheme for taking bodies from hospital to the deceased’s house and Biju Kanya Ratna scheme that aims to improve child sex ratio.


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