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General Studies-01

Ken betwa linking project

  • Ken betwa linking is the first of its kind river linking project that will transfer ken river surplus in betwa river system.

  • This river linking will facilitates irrigation and drinking water facility to the draught affected bundelkhand region.

  • But this project have mass environmental loss because of more than 200 KM long concrete canal and submergence of one tiger reserve due to water accumulation.

  • About 40 % are of the panna tiger reserve will submerge as per the primary survey so we have to take decision from balance view of the economy and environment.

  • Major problem for river linking in india are:

  1. expenditure

  2. large scale infrastructure take time

  3. environmental degradation

  4. topography not suitable

  5. land acquisition issue

  6. climate make it impossible because major basin have surplus water on same time

General Studies-02

SC ask government to reply on cow vigilant extortion.

  • Supreme court ask state government to give report on the issue of cow protection that take life of person.

  • Gujarat state recently come with tight policy on cow protection that needed as per the section of constitution under directive principle of state policy.

  • On the other person have fundamental right to life but vegetarian country like india milch animal killing led to more severe malnutrition problem.

  • While on the other hand co being the religious symbol will also create sensitivity among community and communal valance will trigger if not managed well.

mind map-issue of cow protection
Rail development authority

  • Government formulated rail development authority on the recommendation of the bibek debroy committee.

  • This committee major work is to check pricing policy to make railway affordable to all and checking service standard to make It more consumer friendly.

  • This authority include three member plus one chairman that nominated by the selection and search committee from railway ministry and railway board.

  • Railway work for economic development by providing as a link to mobiles good and services to make nation economy more vibrant while on the other hand it fuel integrity by joining corner of the country.

  • Committee should work with main mantra as economy and safety of the services.

Great decision by the america

  • American government take decision for the missile strike on the Syrian land which are under chemical attack.

missile strike on the Syrian land which are under chemical attack

General Studies-03

e-National Agriculture Market [PIB]

  • e-NAM is the pan indian online agricultural market network that work to make indian agricultural market more competitive and farmer friendly.

  • in this market all the madis will be connected through internet which will led to online price of the commodity so commission agent roll will decrease and farmer ill get real price of their produce.

  • this will work under agricultural produce market committed which is currently under operation for the farm produce selling.

Non banking financial company [PIB]

  • this is the financial market entity lend money and can not give checkbook to its customer also can not accept demand deposite of the account holder.

  • Non-banking Finance Companies (NBFCs), incorporated under the Companies Act, are regulated by Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

  • Interest rate of the NBFC decided by themselves on the basis of the rationale banking practices taking into consideration of the central bank monetary policy.

High-Nitrogen Steel [PIB]

  • The Technology of processing Nickel Free High-Nitrogen Steel (HNS) has been developed by Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).

  • HNS has been found to have potential for use in armour applications.

  • The development of HNS was initiated as a basic Research & Development (R&D) and the technology fits to the policy of ‘Make in India’ initiative.

  • HNS has potential for use in all armour applications. However, for material to be qualified and used in a specific combat vehicle application, it has to undergo many types of tests by the designers of the vehicle, including ballistic testing against specific ammunitions.

  • The qualification of any material for its introduction into any armoured application is a long process and HNS has not yet been qualified for use in these applications.


    Joint Military Exercise Between India and Nepal [PIB]

  • Joint exercise of the Nepal and indian army named as operation surya kiran.

  • The objective of the exercise was to increase military-to-military cooperation with emphasis on cooperation in the area of Counter Insurgency / Counter Terrorism, Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief, Disaster Management Capabilities and effectiveness of any response to Pandemic / Epidemic diseases and Combat Life Survivality between the two countries.


    International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) in a Special Economic Zone (SEZ);[PIB]

  • First IFSC becomse operational at the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT), Gandhinagar

  • Companies in this area have following benefit

  • The company shall not be liable to dividend distribution tax.

-> Minimum Alternate Tax shall be charged at minimum

-> transfer price gain will be exempted from taxation

-> no commodity transaction tax.

Conversion from BSIII to BS IV standard

  • This is the vehicular emission standard on the basis of the European standard on that india now working.

  • Recently in court order india ban BSIII standard new automobile and star new series of the BS IV that have lesser emission and air pollution that is giant problem of the day.

  • This sudden transfer will have great impact on our automobile sector as they have less time and supply chain and manufacturing management will also affected.


Q.1 consider the following statement about ken betwa river linking is/are correct?

1. it is helpful in drinking and irrigation baghelkhand platue region.

2. it will affect panna tiger reserve.

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. both

D. none

Correct Answer : Option B

Q.2 consider the following statement about E-NAM initiative taken by the government:

1. it will replace APMC act.

2. it will established in district level mandis.

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. both

D. none

Correct Answer : Option D

Q.3 consider the following statement about non banking financial institute

1. it is established under RBI act.

2. it can not give check to its customer.

3. interest decided by the central bank monetary policy.

A. 1 2 only

B. 2 only

C. 2 3 only

D. all of the above

Correct Answer : Option B

Q.4 consider the following statement about high nitrogen steel

1. The Technology of processing Nickel Free High-Nitrogen Steel (HNS) has been developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

2. it will be useful in defense equipment.

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. both

D. none

Correct Answer : Option C

Q.5 which of the following benefit available to the company situated in international finance service center

1. Minimum Alternate Tax shall be charged at minimum

2.  Transfer price gain will be exempted from taxation

3. No commodity transaction tax.

A. 1 2 only

B. 1 3 only

C. 2 3 only

D. all of the above

Correct Answer : Option D

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