Static GK based on Current Affairs
1. The Government has approved the continuation of the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) scheme till 31st March 2026.
➤ Important Schemes Launched by Government –
● Saral Jeevan Bima
● SAMARTH Scheme
● Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna
● Aatmanirbhar Bharat ARISE-Atal New India Challenge
● Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS)
2. Prime Minister (PM) of India Shri Narendra Modi has virtually inaugurated a Bio-Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) plant, GOBAR-DHAN at the cost of Rs 150 crore in Indore, MadhyaPradesh.
● Objective – To implement “waste to wealth”, and “circular economy” to maximize resource recovery.
➤ About Madhyapradesh –
● C.M.- Shivraj Singh Chouhan
● Governor – Mangubhai C. Patel
● Capital – Bhopal
➤ Famous Festivals –
● Lokrang Festival
● Akhil Bhartiya Kalidas Samaroh
● Khajuraho Festival
● Bhagoria Haat Festival
● Ujjain Kumbh Mela
● Malwa Utsav
● Nagaji Fair
● Chethiyagiri Vihara Festival
● Pachmarhi Utsav
3. The Minister for Culture, Minister of Tourism, and Minister of Development of the North- Eastern Region, G. Kishan Reddy inaugurated the first of its kind, a 2 – Day Global Summit held virtually in Hyderabad, Telangana about ‘Reimagining Museums in India’.
● Four themes of the online summit – Architecture and Functional Needs; Management; Collections (including Curation & Conservation practises); and, Education and Audience Engagement.
➤ About Telangana –
● C.M. – Sri K. Chandrashekar Rao
● Governor – Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan
● Capital – Hyderabad
➤ National Parks –
● Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park
● Mahaveer Harina Vanasthali National Park
● Mrugavani National Park
4. The government of Pakistan has honoured Bill Gates of the United States of America with Hilal-e-Pakistan, the second Highest Civilian Honour of Pakistan for his efforts towards eradicating polio in Pakistan.
● He is the co-founder of Microsoft and a philanthropist.
➤ Important Awards & Their Awardee –
● Olympian Neeraj Chopra – Param Vishisht Seva Medal
● Ms Prabha Atre – Padma Vibhushan in field of Art
● Shri Radheyshyam Khemka (Posthumous) – Padma Vibhushan in the field of Literature and Education
● General Bipin Rawat (Posthumous) – Padma Vibhushan in the field of Civil Service
● Shri Kalyan Singh (Posthumous) – Padma Vibhushan in the field of Public Affairs
● Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve (Erode district, Tamil Nadu) – the prestigious TX2 award.
5. A new book titled ‘’The Founders: The Story of Paypal and the Entrepreneurs Who Shaped Silicon Valley ’’, authored by author Jimmy Soni.
➤ Recent Books & their Authors –
● Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World – Dalai Lama
● I Witness: Partial Observations – Kapil Sibal
● The Art of Living: A Guide to Contentment, Joy and Fulfilment – Dalai Lama
● Pax Indica: India and the world of the 21st Century – Dr Shashi Tharoor
● The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk – Sudha Murthy
● A Better India: A Better World – NR Narayana Murthy
● India: My Beloved – Dominique Lapierre
● Dare to Do: For the New Generation – Kiran Bedi