1. Identify this State that has become the first one to implement the national policy on biofuels.
Rajasthan has become the first State to implement the national policy on biofuels. The state will lay emphasis on increasing production of oilseeds. Farmers are at a risk of not getting appropriate price for their produce during the surplus production phase. Taking this into account, the National Biofuel Policy allows use of surplus food grains for production of ethanol for blending with petrol with the approval of National Biofuel Coordination Committee.
2. Identify this City that has topped the Ease of Living Index, 2018.
Pune (Maharashtra) has been ranked first among 111 cities in terms of 'liveability' in the Ease of Living Index, 2018 released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The Ease of Living Index captures the quality of life based on four parameters that include institutional, social, economic and physical factors.
3. Identify this State that has introduced life insurance bonds scheme for farmers.
Telangana has introduced the Rythu Bandhu Life Insurance Bonds schemes. The scheme is a Rs 5 lakh insurance programme for farmers under which their families will get the amount irrespective of whether the death is natural or accidental. The Scheme is limited to farmers aged between 18 and 60 years. It will cover only land owners who received monetary assistance of Rs 4,000 to bear farming under the
4. Identify this State that plans to introduce the Automated Multimodal Biometric System (AMBIS) for policing.
Maharashtra will be introducing the Automated Multimodal Biometric Identification System (AMBIS) as part of its plans to modernize the state police department. Under this system, a digital database of finger prints and photographs of criminals will be prepared, thereby improving crime detection. The evidences gathered through this system will be valid for presentation before judiciary.
5. Identify this State that hosts the Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve.
The Khangchendzonga Biosphere Rserve (KBR) of Sikkim, the highest biosphere reserve in India that includes the third highest mountain peak in the world, Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), has been included in the UNESCO's World Network of Biosphere Reserve (WHBR). The inclusion of the KBR in the list will boost the unique ecosystem of Sikkim on two counts. International collaborative research and tourism. With the inclusion of the KBR, the number of biosphere reserves from India (India has 18 biosphere reserves) included in World Network of Biosphere Reserves has increased to 11.