India Post Payments Bank

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 Read more…

Maastricht Treaty

  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 Read more…

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…