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Today's test paper of Indian Polity is live now, you may take up the test online at this link: https://bit.ly/39iwgWQ.

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Topics for the Test:
Revisionary Comprehensive Test 2 Test No 5,6,7
UPSC – Previous Year Questions

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📌Breakfast Bit : Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman recently instructed the state governments to use DMF (District Mineral Foundation) funds to fight against COVID-19.This is being done to supplement medical facilities that will help fight against Corona Virus.
What are DMF Funds?
The District Mineral Foundation is a non-profit body. It was set up in those districts that were affected by mining works. The Foundation works towards the benefit and interest of the persons affected due to the mining activity. The Funds are allocated according to the rules of MMDR act.
The objective of District Mineral Foundation is to work for the interest of the benefit of the persons and areas affected mining related operations in such manner as may be prescribed by the State Government.
Jurisdiction: Its manner of operation comes under the jurisdiction of the relevant State Government.
Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana (PMKKKY):
The programme is meant to provide for the welfare of areas and people affected by mining related operations, using the funds generated by District Mineral Foundations (DMFs).
Objectives of the scheme:
1.To implement various developmental and welfare projects/programs in mining affected areas that complement the existing ongoing schemes/projects of State and Central Government.
2.To minimize/mitigate the adverse impacts, during and after mining, on the environment, health and socio-economics of people in mining districts.
3.To ensure long-term sustainable livelihoods for the affected people in mining areas.
Modified Electronics Manufacturing Clusters

▪️Union Cabinet has approved financial assistance to the Modified Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMC2.0) Scheme for development of world class infrastructure along with common facilities and amenities through Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMCs).
▪️The Modified Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMC 2.0) Scheme would support setting up of both Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMCs) and Common Facility Centers (CFCs).
▪️The Scheme will create a robust infrastructure base for electronic industry to attract flow of investment in ESDM sector and lead to greater employment opportunities.
Following are the expected outputs/outcomes for the Scheme:
▪️Availability of ready infrastructure and Plug & Play facility for attracting investment in electronics sector:
New investment in electronics sector
Jobs created by the manufacturing units;
Revenue in the form of taxes paid by the manufacturing units.
▪️India’s share in global electronics manufacturing grew from 1.3% (2012) to 3.0% (2018), It accounts for 2.3% of India’s GDP at present.
📌Prelims 5 PM Tit-Bit Scientists from Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), Pune, an autonomous institute under the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, have developed a biofortified durum wheat variety MACS 4028, which shows high protein content.

Background
▪️The wheat variety developed by the ARI scientists group on Wheat improvement, shown high protein content of about 14.7%, better nutritional quality having zinc 40.3 ppm, and iron content of 40.3ppm and 46.1ppm respectively, good milling quality and overall acceptability.

▪️MACS 4028, the development of which was published in the Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding, is a semi-dwarf variety, which matures in 102 days and has shown the superior and stable yielding ability of 19.3 quintals per hectare.

▪️It is resistant to stem rust, leaf rust, foliar aphids, root aphids, and brown wheat mite.

▪️The MACS 4028 variety is also included by the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) programme for United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to alleviate malnutrition in a sustainable way and can boost the Vision 2022 “Kuposhan Mukt Bharat”, the National Nutrition Strategy.

▪️An endeavor to tackle the hidden hunger in the rural areas of India is being continued using traditional plant breeding approach to achieve “Kuposhan Mukt Bharat.”

▪️The wheat variety MACS 4028 has been notified by the Central Sub-Committee on Crop Standards, Notification and Release of Varieties for Agricultural Crops (CVRC) for timely sown, rainfed condition of Peninsular Zone, comprising Maharashtra and Karnataka.

▪️Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has also tagged this variety under the Biofortified category during the year 2019.
Dear Students,

Please note, today's test of Indian Polity 10, is now released, you may take up the test online at https://bit.ly/2QTNTpq

Post test question paper, answer keys and explanation, can be downloaded as pdf from this link: https://bit.ly/2UE8PSw

Topics for the Test:
Comprehensive Test 3
Complete Syllabus

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