Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh

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 Read more…

Mission Indradhanush for Banks

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 Read more…

Indian vulture crisis

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 Read more…

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal VikasYojana (PMKVY)

  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 Read more…

Mechi River

  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 Read more…

T.K. Vishwanathan Committee

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 Read more…

What is Stubble burning?

  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 Read more…

Encryption Techniques

  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, Read more…

Kisan Credit Card (KCC)

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 Read more…

Monetary Policy in India

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 Read more…

Accessible India Campaign (AIC)

  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 Read more…

National Forest Policy (1988)

  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 Read more…

Aim of “Shaala Siddhi”

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 Read more…

BS-VI Norms

  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 Read more…

NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR)

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 Read more…