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General Studies-02

Sutlej Yamuna link canal

  • It is a type of river linking canal project to irrigate Haryana, Rajasthan, and western Uttar Pradesh.
  • This canal originates from Punjab but Punjab refuse to allow construction.
  • This construction right for Haryana is allotted from Punjab and Haryana reorganization act.
  • Indira Gandhi canal is also a major canal work, to provide irrigation and drinking water to western Rajasthan that also supposed to get water from Sutlej in harike wetland.
  • Water is union list subject so central government should solve issue with mutual benefit.

China belt and road forum

  • After virtual globalization, china start a move to physical connectivity without political barrier.
  • that ambitious project is named as belt and road initiative (BRI).
  • This include intercontinental road and rail network in Eurasian region.
  • China Pakistan economic corridor is also part of it that passes through Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK).
  • China also develops gwader port in Pakistan that is deep seas cold water port.
  • India also developing chabahar port as part of the in Iran to get connectivity with Afghanistan also through delaram – zaranj highway.

UDAN scheme

  • Regional air connectivity scheme by the aviation ministry to have more small city on air transport atlas.
  • This scheme also known as ude desh ka aam nagrik.
  • Government will levy cess on national important traffic route to provide viability gap funding for this project.

General Studies-03

Janaushadhi Pariyojana [pib]

  • A Silent Revolution in achieving Health Security by providing Affordable, Quality Medicines for all .
  • Today India is considered as the World’s Pharmacy
  • our Pharma sector is growing at a pace of 20-21% and India is exporting quality generic medicines  .
  • In this scheme medicines ,surgical and consumables in all therapeutic categories viz. Anti-infective, Anti-diabetics, Cardiovascular, Anti-cancers, Gastro-intestinal medicines, etc. will be covered.

Tejas [pib]

  • Tejas, the Light Combat Aircraft developed by HAL successfully demonstrated an Air-to-Air Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missile firing capability by releasing Derby Air-to-Air BVR missile in RADAR guided mode.
  • The missile launch was performed in Lock ON after Launch mode for a BVR target in the look down mode .
  • The objective of the test was to assess the Derby integration with aircraft systems on-board Tejas including the aircraft avionics, fire-control radar, launchers and Missile Weapon Delivery System and to verify its performance.
  • The test was conducted on at the Interim Test Range (ITR), Chandipur.

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) [pib]

  • It is first welfare scheme by the ministry of petroleum to provide gas connection to BPL women.
  • This scheme also aim to control indoor pollution that create asthma problem among women.
  • This will also increase working time of the women as they are not required to go for collecting wood.

Masala Bond [pib]

  • Masala bond is simple called rupee dominated bond in which indian entity can issue bond in foreign market with rupee face value.
  • Any statutory body also can issue this kind of bond that will increase foreign investment in india rupee.
  • Recently national highway authority of india have issued masala bond in London stock exchange.
  • This bond issue regulated by the SEBI


Q.1 consider the following statements about Sutlej Yamuna link canal project

  1. it is river link canal project
  2. uttar Pradesh and rajasthan also benefits from this project
  3. water is state subject


A. 1 and 2 only

B. 2  and 3 only

C. 1 and 3 only

D. all of the above

Q.2 indira gandhi canal got its water from which  of the following river

A. Yamuna

B. Sutlej

C. luni

D. Chenab

Q.3 consider the following statement about belt and road initiative

  1. it is proposed to link Eurasian country
  2. road, rail and water linking will be undertaken
  3. india is part of this initiative


A. 1 and 2 only

B. 2 and 3 only

C. 1 and 3 only

D. All of the above

Q.4 consider the following statement about UDAAN scheme

  1. it is come under ministry of civil aviation
  2. viability gap funding will be given to company
  3. tender type route allotment will be done


A. 1 and 2 only

B. 2 and 3 only

C. 1 and 3 only

D. all of the above

Q.5  consider the following statement about TEJAS

  1. it is light combat aircraft
  2. it is developed by DRDO
  3. is is able to launch missile also


A. 1 2 only

B. 2 3 only

C. 1 3 only

D. all of the above


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