UPSC IAS DAILY CAPSULE @ 7PM- April 7 [PIB,Hindu notes & MCQ]

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General Studies-01

Landslide in Himalayan region

  • Landslide are the result of the weakening of the rock binding which make great harmful impact on local topography as well as road and infrastructure.

  • Himalayan region specially have frequent and great landslide which can be due to sedimentary rock, temperature change and soil humidity, construction activity, steep slopes, deforestation etc.

General Studies-02

Babri masjid case

  • Babri masjid case is the religious and sensitive case in which two community demanding right of shrine on one land.

  • In 1992 demolition take place of thousand year ole babri masjid but no final award has been given in this case yet.

  • This is the case of the delay in justice and this is simple equal to injustice so judiciary have to take step for the final award to be given that are mutually agreeable to both community.

  • Under article 142 Supreme Court has power to give final award to the cases that are in pending status in lower court. Supreme court also has writ jurisdiction of certiorari.

General Studies-03

RBI on loan waiver and economic situation[PIB]

  • Loan waiving is one of the welfare policy of the government in which farmer do no have to paid any loan due to failure of crop or inability to pay.

  • This step need more money or liquidity with government > government will borrow from the RBI > that means RBI have less money > high interest rate > less private investment.

  • On the other hand government adopt way of the bond issue for the fulfillment of money demand > this called sovereign bond on that they have to pay higher interest rate than private competitor > dear money or tight money > recession lead to also less investment.

  • So rather than giving them benefit of this kind that have no direct benefit we have to go for credit rationing by the government take step that can lead to capital infrastructure creation.

  • In the monthly policy review RBI hold the rate and increase reverse rapo rate > reverse repo rate is the rate at which RBI borrow money form bank for short term > raising reverse repo rate is the sing of tight money policy.

  • Merchant discount rate is the rate for bank charge for merchant payment.

Objectives of SARDP-NE [PIB]

  • Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has formulated the Special Accelerated Road Development Programme for North East (SARDP-NE) for North Eastern Region and Sikkim.

  • The scheme, SARDP-NE was formulated with the following objectives:

  1. Up-gradation of National Highways connecting State Capitals to 2/ 4 lane;

  2. Providing connectivity to District Headquarter towns of NER by at least 2-lane road;

  3. Providing road connectivity to backward and remote areas of NE region to boost socio – economic development;

  4. Improving roads of strategic importance in border areas;

  5.   Improving connectivity to neighboring countries.

GARV App Upgraded for Monitoring Villages and Households Electrification [PIB]

  • Grameen Vidyutikaran (GARV) App has been upgraded for monitoring the villages and households electrification in the country.

  • GARV-II includes monitoring of electrification of habitations as well as households. It also provides an interactive platform for feedback and would help in expediting electrification works.

  • Regarding Rural Electrification Programme the Government of India has launched Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) which aims to

  1. Village Electrification;

  2. Providing access to households;

  3. Feeder Separation;

  4. Strengthening of sub-transmission and distribution network and

  5. Metering.

Water Management Index [PIB]

  • NITI Aayog has developed a Composite Water Management Index as a useful tool to assess and further improve the performance in efficient management of water resources.

  • The index would provide useful information for the States and also for the concerned Central Ministries/Departments enabling them to formulate and implement suitable strategies for better management of water resources.

  • The Index has 28 key Performance Indicators (KPIs) covering irrigation status, drinking water and other water-related sectors.

CURRENT AFFAIRS Multiple Choice Questions

Refer above current affairs & PIB notes for explanations

Q.1 consider the following statement regarding landslide incident in Himalayan region is/are correct ?

1. Steeper slope

2. Frequent temperature change

3. Construction activity

A. 1 2 only

B. 2 3 only

C. 1 3 only

D. all of the above

CORRECT ANSWER: Option D

Q.2 which of the following will be effect of the farm loan waiving is/are correct ?

1. increase in sovereign bond interest rate

2. liquidity trap situation with central bank

3. recession in economy

A. 1 2 3 only

B. 2 3 only

C. 1 3 only

D. none of the above

CORRECT ANSWER: Option A

Q.3 which of the following is/are the objective of the Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)

  1. Village Electrification;

  2. Providing access to households;

  3. Feeder Separation;

  4. Strengthening of sub-transmission and distribution network and

  5. Metering.

A. 1 2 3 only

B. 1 2 3 4 only

C. 1 2 3 4 5 only

D. 1 2 4 5 only

CORRECT ANSWER: Option C

Q.4 consider the following statement about water management index is/are correct

1. it is developed by the ministry of water.

2. this will use satellite technology with the help of the ISRO.

3. it will provide separate report for every state.

A. 1 2 only

B. 2 3 only

C. 1 3 only

D. none of the above

CORRECT ANSWER: Option D

Q.5 consider the following statement about the Special Accelerated Road Development Program for North East (SARDP-NE) is/are correct?

1. it is implemented by the border road organization.

2. it include north east state plus Sikkim.

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. both

D. none

CORRECT ANSWER: Option B

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