Archive For The “MCQs” Category

India Post Payments Bank

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Answer: D The India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has been recently incorporated as a public sector company under the Department of Posts with 100% GOI equity. IPPB will offer demand deposits such as savings and current accounts up to a balance of Rs 1 Lac, digitally enabled payments and remittance services of all kinds between…

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Air Mass [वायुराशि]

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  Answer: A In meteorology, an air mass is a volume of air defined by its temperature and water vapor content. Air masses cover many hundreds or thousands of square miles, and adapt to the characteristics of the surface below them. They are classified according to latitude and their continental or maritime source regions. Colder…

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Maastricht Treaty

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  Answer: D Maastricht Treaty The Maastricht Treaty (formally, the Treaty on European Union or TEU) undertaken to integrate Europe was signed on 7 February 1992 by the members of the European Community in Maastricht, Netherlands.On 9–10 December 1991, the same city hosted the European Council which drafted the treaty.Upon its entry into force on…

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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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