#1 The researchers at which IIT have developed low-cost blood test device?
The researchers from IIT Kharagpur have developed a low-cost diagnostic device which can perform various pathological tests by using blood taken from a finger prick. The device requires only a paper strip based kit integrated with a smartphone to enable analytics and readout functions and an LED light for imaging.
#2 As per Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan-Dhan Yojana (PM-KMY), a monthly pension of how much amount will be provided to eligible farmers on attaining the agof 60?
The Union Government has recently started registration for the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan-Dhan Yojana (PM-KMY) with an aim to improve the life of Small and Marginal Farmers of the country. This scheme for farmers has been announced in the Union Budget 2019-20. The scheme is voluntary and contributory for farmers in the entry age group of 18 to 40 years and a monthly pension of Rs. 3000/- will be provided to them on attaining the age of 60 years. The farmers will have to make a monthly contribution of Rs.55 to Rs.200, depending on their age of entry, in the Pension Fund till they reach the retirement date i.e. the age of 60 years.
#3 On which date, the 2019 edition of World Organ Donation Day (WODD) is observed recently?
The World Organ Donation Day (WODD) is observed every year on 13th of August to raise awareness about organ donation. This day strives to motivate people to donate their healthy and precious organs after death to save lives. It attempts to eliminate the myths and fears people have in their mind about organ donatin. Organ donation can be life-changing for many. This practice can give a new life to the ones in need because one organ donor can save up to 8 lives.
#4 Who has become the first Indian chef to receive French honour?
Priyam Chatterjee has become the first Indian chef to be awarded the ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite Agricoleto’ by the Government of France. The award recognises his conttribution towards reinventing the gastronomic scene in West Bengal and giving it a French twist. He is currently the head chef at Jaan Restaurant Yacht in France. Chatterjee is best known for revisiting the traditional dishes from his native state of West Bengal and giving it a French twist. He is currently the head chef at Jaan Restaurant Yacht in France.
#5 Which organisation has launched a special drive code named ‘Operation Number Plate’?
The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Indian Railways has launched a special drive code named ‘Operation Number Plate’ to ensure safety of passengers. The purpose of the special drive is to identify vehicles parked in the premises of Indian Railways and at several ‘No Parking’ zones for beyond the stipulated time or longer duration.