Archive For October 29, 2017

Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh

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Answer: B The Union Finance Ministry has agreed to contribute partially to a new dedicated railway safety fund named as “Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh”  in the upcoming Union Budget 2017-18. The proposed safety fund will be utilised for track improvement, bridge rehabilitation, rolling stock replacement, human resource development, improved inspection system and safety work at…

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Mission Indradhanush for Banks

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Answer: A Union Government has launched a seven pronged plan called Indradhanush Mission  to revamp functioning of public sector banks (PSBs).It was launched by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi. Facts about Indradhanush Mission The seven shades of Indradhanush mission include appointments, de-stressing PSBs, capitalisation, empowerment, framework of accountability and governance reforms. It seeks…

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Indian vulture crisis

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Answer: C Nine species of vulture can be found living in India, but most are now in danger of extinction after a rapid and major population collapse in recent decades.As recently as the 1980s there were up to 80 million white-rumped vultures (Gyps bengalensis) in India; but today the population numbers only several thousand. The…

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Pradhan Mantri Kaushal VikasYojana (PMKVY)

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  Answer: C Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is a skill development initiative scheme of the Government of India for recognition and standardisation of skills. The aim of the pmkvy scheme is to encourage aptitude towards employable skills and to increase working efficiency of probable and existing daily wage earners, by giving monetary awards…

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Mechi River

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  Answer: C The Mechi River is a trans-boundary river flowing through Nepal and India. It is a tributary of the Mahananda River. The Mechi originates in the Mahabharat Range in Nepal. It flows through Nepal, forms the boundary between India and Nepal and then flows through the Indian state of Bihar to join the…

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T.K. Vishwanathan Committee

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Answer: C An expert committee headed by former Lok Sabha secretary general TK Viswanathan to deal with cybercrimes especially online hate speech has submitted its report to Union Home Ministry. The committee was formed after Supreme Court struck down Section 66 A of the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000 in Shreya Singhal vs. The Union…

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What is Stubble burning?

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  Answer: A Stubble burning is the deliberate setting fire of the straw stubble that remains after wheat and other grains have been harvested. The practice was widespread until the 1990s, when governments increasingly restricted its use.   Stubble burning: Quickly clears the field and is cheap. Kills weeds, including those resistant to the herbicide….

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Encryption Techniques

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  Answer:D Encryption is an interesting piece of technology that works by scrambling data so it is unreadable by unintended parties. Say I want to send you a private message, so I encrypt it using either one of these programs. Here’s the message: wUwDPglyJu9LOnkBAf4vxSpQgQZltcz7LWwEquhdm5kSQIkQlZtfxtSTsmaw q6gVH8SimlC3W6TDOhhL2FdgvdIC7sDv7G1Z7pCNzFLp0lgB9ACm8r5RZOBi N5ske9cBVjlVfgmQ9VpFzSwzLLODhCU7/2THg2iDrW3NGQZfz3SSWviwCe7G mNIvp5jEkGPCGcla4Fgdp/xuyewPk6NDlBewftLtHJVf =PAb3 Once encrypted, the message literally becomes a…

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Details info about Ichthyosaurs (Hindi/English)

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Answer: D Ichthyosaurs are large marine reptiles. Ichthyosaurs belong to the order known as Ichthyosauria or Ichthyopterygia (‘fish flippers’ – a designation introduced by Sir Richard Owen in 1840, although the term is now used more for the parent clade of the Ichthyosauria). Ichthyosaur species varied from 1 to over 16 m in length. Ichthyosaurs…

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Chief Election Commissioner of India and Election Commissioner of India

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  Answer : B   The Chief Election Commissioner of India can be removed from his office by the Parliament with a two-thirds majority in both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on the grounds of proved misbehavior or incapacity. Other Election Commissioners can be removed by the President of India on the recommendation…

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Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion/Ministry of Agriculture

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Answer: A Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion was established in the year 1995, and in the year 2000 Department of Industrial Development was merged with it. It is working under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. This department is responsible for formulation and implementation of…

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Kisan Credit Card (KCC)

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Answer:D   The Kisan Credit Card (KCC) scheme is a credit scheme introduced in August 1998 by Indian banks. This model scheme was prepared by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) on the recommendations of R.V.GUPTA to provide term loans and agricultural needs. Its objective is to meet the comprehensive credit requirements…

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e-Sign – Online Digital Signature Service

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Answer : A   For creating electronic signatures, the signer is required to obtain a Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) from a Certifying Authority (CA) licensed by the Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA) under the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000. Before a CA issues a DSC, the identity and address of the signer must be verified….

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The Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Amendment Act. 2016

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  Answer: C The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2016 receives the assent of the President on 29th July, 2016. The Act came into force in order to amend Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986. Mentioned below are following amendments which have taken place due to the amendment Act. No child shall…

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Monetary Policy in India

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Answer: C Monetary policy is the process by which monetary authority of a country , generally central bank controls the supply of money in the economy by its control over interest rates in order to maintain price stability and achieve high economic growth.In India, the central monetary authority is the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)….

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Accessible India Campaign (AIC)

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  Answer: A Accessible India Campaign (AIC) is the nationwide flagship campaign of the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. The aim of the Campaign is to make a barrier free and conducive environment for Divyangjans all over the country. It was launched by the Prime Minister…

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“State of the World’s Forests” Report

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  Answer:D Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) : The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is a specialised agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate…

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National Forest Policy (1988)

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  Answer: B BASIC OBJECTIVES: The basic objectives that should govern the National Forest Policy are the following – Maintenance of environmental stability through preservation and, where necessary, restoration of the ecological balance that has been adversely disturbed by serious depletion of the forests of the country. – Conserving the natural heritage of the country…

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Aim of “Shaala Siddhi”

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Answer: A The National Programme on School Standards and Evaluation (NPSSE), known as Shaala Sidhdhi is a comprehensive instrument for school evaluation leading to school improvement. Developed by the National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA)[1], it aims to enable schools to evaluate their performance in a more focused and strategic manner and facilitate…

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BS-VI Norms

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  Answer: A Bharat stage emission standards (BSES) are emission standards instituted by the Government of India to regulate the output of air pollutants from internal combustion engines and Spark-ignition engines equipment, including motor vehicles. The standards and the timeline for implementation are set by the Central Pollution Control Board under the Ministry of Environment[1]…

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NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR)

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Answer : C Brief Explanations: Hindi : नासा-इसरो सिंथेटिक एपर्चर राडार या निसार मिशन (NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar or NISAR) दोहरी आवृत्ति वाले सिंथेटिक एपर्चर रडार उपग्रह को विकसित करने और लॉन्च करने के लिए नासा और इसरो के बीच एक संयुक्त परियोजना है। यह उपग्रह दोहरी आवृत्ति का उपयोग करने वाला पहला रडार इमेजिंग…

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