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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