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General Studies-02

G20 [PIB]

  • It is one of the economic forum of the finance minister and central bank governor within country of WTO.

  • It comprises 19 country plus European union in which india is also member.

  • G20 represents 85% of global GDP, 80% of international trade, 65% of world’s population.

    EPFO[PIB]

  • It is a statutory body under Employees Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1952.

  • It administer The Employees Provident Fund scheme, The Employees’ Pension Scheme,The Employees Deposit linked Insurance scheme.

  • It is administered by a Board known as Central Board of Trustees and Labour Minister as head.

General Studies-03

Sagarmala[PIB]

  • China’s String of Pearls aims to surround India by developing ports in neighboring countries.

  • There is a possibility to convert them as military base in a later stage.

  • But Project Sagarmala only aims to improve India’s maritime infrastructure by modernizing existing major and minor ports of India and setting up new ports.
  • Setup Sagarmala Development Authority (Similar to National highway authority of India).

  • Will get money via Maritime development cess.

  • Will improve ports, shipping industry, inland water transport, coastal shipping. PPP and FDI to gather more investment

DDUGKY[PIB]

  • By this scheme rural entrepreneur will get benefit.

  • Full form of this scheme is Deen dayal upadhyay grameen kaushal yojna.

  • It is sub scheme of national rural livelihood mission

SAUNI Project[PIB] 

  • SAUNI Yojana is multipurpose project that aims to solve the water problems of a parched Saurashtra region of Gujarat.

  • Under this project dams in the Saurashtra region will be filled with excess water from the Sardar Sarovar dam.

  • Farmers can reap both Kharif and Rabi crop — as opposed to Kharif crop cultivation so far — once the project makes more water accessible for agriculture.

  • SAUNI project involves making pipe canals instead of the conventional open canals which has led to no acquisition of land for the project. 

Karnataka now have state butterfly

  • Trend continue after Maharashtra first selected state butterfly now Karnataka also chosen.

  • Southern wing butter fly is the state butterfly of Karnataka.

  • This butterfly have red and yellow color that resemble state official color.

  • This step doesn’t include any special protection step but surely this will increase people awareness about value to small element in ecosystem.

  • State animal or bird like status given by the state wildlife board.

Cyber attack

  • Recently at least 120 country become victim of attack of wannacry software that affect mostly old and outdated Microsoft system.

  • This is ransom ware type of malware that means this malware will decrypt computer and asked money or bit coin to encrypt the computer.

  • Even government and banking system become victim that make us realize about vulnerability of our big data and threat to electronics governance.

  • This malware originally developed by national security agency of US but some shadow broker has spread it in public.

  • Microsoft stated that it is wake up call for cyber security preparedness.

Gold import major problem

  • According to data indian gold import increase threefold.

  • This make indian balance of payment worst because majority of import include gold and petroleum.

  • Payment problem also create deficit and government try to financing it.

  • That means welfare fund go to another way and equitable distribution of resources disturbed.

Alzheimer

  • It is one of the human brain disease.

  • Scientist has recently developed chip that help to develop brain cell and will also helpful in disease like Parkinson.

  • This micro chip with the help of nano technology will help patients.

Prelims Quiz

Q1: Which of the following statements are correct?

A: When sun already risen in Arunachal pradesh,Its is still night in sourastra.

B: If one travels from North to South, would cover distance around 3200 KM.

A. Both A and R are correct and R is correct explanation of A

B. Both A and R are correct But R is not correct explanation of A

C. A is correct and R is wrong

D. A is Wrong and R is correct
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Option A Explanations: The east west extension of india covers almost 30 degrees of longitude roughly equal to longitudinal extend of spain,france,germany,belgium, netherland and poland combined. Its equal to 1/12th of earths circumference at equator.


Q.2 consider the following statement about group of 20 is/are correct

1.all the member of this group are also among WTO

2. india and European union both are among member

3. it is biggest GDP and population holder of the world

A. 1 2 only

B. 23 only

C. 1 3 only

D. all of the above


 

Q.3 consider the following about EPFO is/are correct

1. it is constitutional body under labour ministry

2. it is regulator of pension scheme

3. labour minister is head of it

A. 1 2 only

B. 1 3 only

C. 2 3 only

D. all of the above

 


Q.4 consider the following statement about SAUNI project is/are correct

1. it is flagship programme of government of inclusive development

2. implemented by niti aayog

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. both

D. none

 


Q.5 which of the following is/are brain disease

1. Alzheimer

2. Parkinson

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. both

D. none

 


Answers

FOR EXPLANATIONS : Refer Capsule above

1A
2D
3B
4D
5C

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