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Uploaded on 18/11/2016
Question : Government has decided to merge Rail Budget with the Union Budget from budget year 2017-18. One of the benefits given below is not claimed by the proponents of merger
presentation of a unified budget will help present a holistic picture of the financial position of the Government;
merger of Rail Budget with Union Budget would facilitate multimodal transport planning between highways, railways and inland waterways; and
it will allow Ministry of Finance greater elbow-room at the time of mid-year review for better allocation of resources, etc.
railway fares will be cheaper, particularly the classes meant for the economically weaker sections

Uploaded on 17/11/2016
Question : On the Niryat Bandhu programme, which one of the following is incorrect?
it is an initiative of the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry
its objective is to reach out to the new and potential exporters
it helps by concessional finance and tariff-free imports
it helps by mentoring entrepreneurs through orientation programmes, counselling sessions, individual facilitation, etc.

Uploaded on 16/11/2016
Question : Consider the following statements and mark the incorrect one
National Innovation Foundation (NIF) – India is an autonomous body of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India
It provides institutional support for sustaining and scaling up the grassroots innovations across the country
It is headquartered at Ahmedabad
None of the above

Uploaded on 15/11/2016
Question : Which one of the following is correct about the New Foreign Trade Policy (2015-20)?
it has a focus on supporting both merchandise and services exports
it aims at improving the ‘Ease of Doing Business’
it consolidated 5 different incentive schemes into Merchandise Exports from India Scheme
all the above

Uploaded on 10/11/2016
Question : In September 2016 GOI assessed all districts for accessibility to safe toilets and water for a nationwide ranking programme. Which country topped?

Uploaded on 09/11/2016
Question : Which one of the following is incorrect statement?
Swachh Bharat Mission is split into two sub-Missions: Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) and Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban)
Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation is the nodal agency for the rural mission, the Ministry of Urban Development is in charge of urban component
Swachh Bharat Mission is to make India open defecation free by 2019
Swachh Bharat Mission is to make India open defecation free by 2022

Uploaded on 08/11/2016
Question : What do the following have in common?
1. The Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary (MP)
2. Kuno-Palpur Wildlife Sanctuaries (MP)
3. Shahgarh bulge landscape in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
They have been declared potentially suitable for the reintroduction of the cheetah
They are Man and Biosphere reserves
They are being upgraded to tiger reserves
UNESCO is giving them special technical and financial assistance

Uploaded on 07/11/2016
Question : Ocean Warrior was in news recently. It is
the new patrol ship belonging to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
it embarked on an environmental campaign in Antarctica
Both (a) and (b)
Neither (a) nor (b)

Uploaded on 04/11/2016
Question : Which one of the following is correct?
"Sea Breeze" and "Naseem-Al-Bahr" are naval exercises between India and Oman
"Eastern Bridge" and "Al Jisr Al Sharqi" are air exercises between India and Saudi Arabia
Both (a) and (b)
Neither (a) nor (b)

Uploaded on 28/10/2016
Question : GDP at market prices reduces if
1. indirect taxes are increased
2. subsidies are increased
3. exports rise
4. rupee is devalued
1 and 3 only
2 and 3 only
2, 3 and 4 only
1, 2, 3 and 4

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