ANSWER: b) 2,3,4,5
Explanation: National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) has its headquarter at Goa.
ANSWER: d) Kerla
Explanation: Initiative was designed to encourage farmers to switch over to organic methods of cultivation, under a project to convert Kerala into a fully organic State by 2016.Kasaragod district had already switched over to organic farming in the pilot phase of the project.
ANSWER: a) Swatch Bharat Abhiyan
Explanation: The Union Urban Development Ministry, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) have agreed to partner in the Swachh Bharat programme. As per a memorandum of cooperation on Tuesday, the BMGF will assist in providing sanitation in Uttarakhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and West Bengal. USAID will provide knowledge exchange and identification and sharing of best practices for water and sanitation services in 500 cities and towns and provide targeted, demand-driven technical assistance.