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General Studies-01

Kohinoor diamond

  • Kohinoor diamond recently making news because people of india want Britain to return diamond

  • Supreme court refuse to hear petition and ask that this come outside of its power

  • Kohinoor was taken by east india company in 1849 from king dulipsingh of Punjab

  • India have law regarding it and Britain and india is also signatory of the UNESCO convention regarding it

General Studies-02

Quality Mark” Award Scheme for Dairy Cooperatives initiated by NDDB

  • NDDB created and managed india white revolution and operation flood related to growth of the milk production under leadership of vergese kurian

  • the National Dairy Development Board(NDDB) developed initiative of “Quality Mark” Award Scheme for dairy Cooperatives to promote and encourage enhancement of safety, quality and hygiene of milk and milk products manufactured by dairy cooperatives.

  • It is aimed at bringing about process improvement in the entire value chain from producer to the consumer to ensure availability of safe and quality of milk and products both for the domestic and foreign market.

Case of Aadhaar

  • Central government created unique identification program which include mass population and big data for policy analysis and benefit transfer

  • Unique identification authority created and more than 100 crore Aadhaar has been issued

  • Central government make it compulsory to have Aadhaar enrolled to get benefit of welfare scheme

  • Government present this bill as money bill under article 110 that also under case in supreme court as lok sabha speaker have final say in case of money bill definition that to be presented after prior president permission only in lok sabha and rajya sabha have limited power in it.

  • Supreme court ordered that government can not make it compulsory to enroll Aadhaar as Aadhaar evolve person biometric ID and it is breach of the person right to privacy under right to speech and expression

UDAN scheme{PIB}

  • It offers concessions to the airlines to encourage them to fly on regional routes like levies or charges imposed by the airport operators, excise duty at 2% and VAT at 1% on aviation turbine fuel etc
  • Airports Authority of India (AAI) is the implementing agency.

  • A Regional Connectivity Fund (RCF) will be created to subsidise operations under the RCS.

  • The central government will fund 80% of the losses incurred and the rest will be covered by the states.

  • This is provided through the Viability Gap Funding (VGF) to the selected airline operators from RCF, and state governments will be required to reimburse the applicable share. VGF will be provided for three years from the date of commencement of operations of such RCS flight.

General Studies-03

Maiden Firing of BrahMos Land Attack Supersonic Cruise Missile

  • Indian Navy successfully undertook the firing of BrahMos Land Attack Supersonic Cruise Missile

  • This variant of Long Range BrahMos Missile was fired from Indian Naval

  • BrahMos Missile has been jointly developed by India and Russia, and its Anti Ship variant has already been inducted into Indian Navy.


  • Taxation and Investment Regime for Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, 2016’ (PMGKY) was proposed in the Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Bill, 2016

  • Under this, besides 50% tax, surcharge and penalty, a quarter of the declared income will be to be deposited in interest free deposit scheme for four years.
  • The scheme enables people with undisclosed income to come clean

  • In addition to tax, surcharge and penalty, the declaring will have to deposit 25% of undisclosed income in a deposit scheme

  • This amount is proposed to be utilized for programmes of irrigation, housing, toilets, infrastructure, primary education, primary health, livelihood etc, so that there is justice and equality


  • Adult members of a rural household willing to do unskilled manual work are eligible to seek employment under the act.

  • Employment is to be given within 15 days of application for work, otherwise daily unemployment allowance has to paid by the respective State.

  • Wages are to be paid according to Minimum Wages Act 1948

  • for agricultural labourers in the State unless otherwise notified by the centre

  • Equal wages are to be paid to both men and women.

  • At least one-third beneficiaries are to be women.

  • No contractors and machinery is allowed

Geo tagging

  • It is the process of adding geographical identification like latitude and longitude to various media such as a photo or video. Geotagging can help users find a wide variety of location-specific information from a device. It provides users the location of the content of a given picture.


Q.1 consider the following statement about Kohinoor is/are correct

1. it was originally asset of Punjab king

2. india and Britain both signatory of UNESCO convention on it

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. both

D. none

Correct answer: Option C

Q.2 operation flood related to

A. production of milk

B. related to khalistan movement

C. related to terrorist in pathankot

D. related to Kashmir terror operation

Correct answer: Option A

Q.3 consider the following statement about money bill is/are correct

1. Money bill defined in constitution

2. Decision of speaker is final and can not be discussed in court

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. both

D. none

Correct answer: Option A

Q.4 consider the following statement about UDAN scheme of the government

1. It is implemented by the airport authority of india

2. government will provide viability gap funding

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. both

D. none

Correct answer: Option C

Q.5 consider the following statement about MGNREGA

1. Wages are to be paid according to Minimum Wages Act 1948

2. Equal wages are to be paid to both men and women

3. At least one-third beneficiaries are to be women

A. 1 2 only

B. 2 3 only

C. 13 only

D. all of the above

Correct answer: Option D



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