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General Studies-02

South Asia satellite

  • ISRO prove the diplomatic power of the india again by launching of south asia satellite with GSAT.
  • SARRC nation will get free services for communication, disaster management, DTH etc.
  • But Pakistan is not member of this initiative.
  • OBOR initiative started by china as regional connectivity scheme all the SAARC member joined this except india.

Chabahar port

  • It is situated in makaran region of the Iran in gulf of Oman.
  • It is only iran port which have direct sea reach.
  • Zaranj – delaram highway which constructed by india will give connectivity with Afghanistan.
  • This will work as competitor of gwader in Pakistan that is part of china Pakistan economic corridor.
  • Recently japan want to join this initiative while china propose india to join CPEC and this two port will work as sister port.

Asian development bank

  • It is regional development bank head quarter in Philippines.
  • This institute working for asia pacific development and poverty eradication.
  • Membership not limited to Asia only.
  • ADB works similarly on the model of the world bank and board of director also elected on the basis of voting power of the member.
  • This institute provide both soft and hard loan,that depends on loan seeker.
  • Bridge on Ganga river in Bihar also constructed with help of ADB and now ADB want to open its regional hub in Delhi.

Socio economic caste census

  • Now central government wants to make SECC data as legal proof for the poverty line and benefit of welfare scheme.
  • Tendulkar and lakdavala both parameter of poverty have its own problem so for reducing inclusion and exclusion error, this idea will be helpful now every state government also taking interest to conducting SECC.
  • SECC conducted last in 2011 in both rural and urban area by ministry of rural and urban development respectively.
  • There are different criteria of poor in rural and urban area.

‘Swachh Bharat Mission’.

  • Started as pet scheme of this government has two separate part for rural and urban component.
  • Prime goal is to bring cleanliness by awareness drive and open defection free society.
  • World bank also provided support to this scheme.


General Studies-03

Renewable energy sources

  • India promised maximum energy generation form this sources under INDC.
  • In which solar power will have highest proportion. Now solar panel or photovoltaic cell being made from silicon but recently scientist researched new component called perovskites that has many benefit over silicon material.
  • This is the beginning the era of hydrogen as safe and stable energy option because solar and wind power can be used to produce hydrogen and store them which can be use in future as grid filler in solar of wind power.
  • Cold fusion technology also taking momentum with the help lithium, nickel and hydrogen.

Market failure for agriculture produce

  • If it is tomato, chili, onion, cotton or grapes; when there is harvest time price always tend to drop at minimal level so farmer even can no get price of break even point, that is cost of production.
  • Commercial crop have no minimum support price like chili.
  • Government have initiated agriculture produce market committee under which mandi has been set up in whole country and farmer only can sell their product.
  • But association and cartel of commission agent and country demand supply cycle fault led to poor condition of farmer.
  • E- NAM is new initiative under which online farm produce marketing can be done on pan india basis but this plan is under implementation stage.

New guidelines for NPA

  • Recently government passed resolution under RBI act 1949 to give power of the NPA problem solution.
  • Now RBI and bank can take tougher step on NPA even insolvency procedure can be start.
  • Due to NPA problem credit growth of the bank record low of the decade and this must be revive to get economic pace of development.
  • Government launched S4A, strategic debt reconstruction, joint lender forum, mission indradhanush, gyan sangam, bank board bureau.


Q.1 consider the following statement about chabahar port.Which of these is/are correct

  1. It is situated in makaran coast of red sea
  2. zaranj – delaram highway connect this with Afghanistan


A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. both

D. none

Q.2 consider the following statement about asian development bank is/are correct

  1. it is headquarter in Beijing
  2. this bank have member from outside of asia
  3. this bank will have regional hub in india


A. 1 2 only

B. 2 3 only

C. 1 3 only

D. all of the above


Q.3 consider the following statement about socio economic caste census is/are correct

  1. it has different criteria for rural and urban component
  2. government use this as index to provide welfare scheme benefit


A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. both

D. none


Q.4 consider the following statement about swachh bharat mission is/are correct

  1. it has both rural and urban component
  2. world bank has provided financial aid
  3. quality control council conduct swachtta sarvekshan


A. 1 2 only

B. 1 3 only

C. 2 3 only

D. all of the above


Q.5 solar energy photovoltaic panel made from which of the element

  1. silicon
  2. pervoskites


A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. both

D. none



1 B
2 C
3 C
4 D
5 C


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