- Question 1: How much fund has been earmarked for Gaganyaan Programme to send Indian astronauts to space
Explanation: Union Cabinet has approved the Gaganyaan Programme with a demonstration of Indian Human Spaceflight capability to low earth orbit for a mission duration ranging from one orbital period to a maximum of seven days.
A human-rated GSLV Mk-lll will be used to carry the orbital module which will have necessary provisions for sustaining a 3-member crew for the duration of the mission.
- Question 2: Which committee has been formed to suggest how the central bank should handle its reserves and whether it can transfer its surplus to the government?
Explanation:The Reserve Bank of India has formed an expert committee under former governor Bimal Jalan to decide the appropriate level of reserves that the regulator should hold.
This comes more than a month after the bank’s central board proposed the panel’s formation following a dispute between then governor Urjit Patel and the government over that and various other issues, which eventually led to his departure.
- Question 3: Railway has announced honeybee plan to help Railways keep off __ from tracks in Assam?
Explanation:Railway minister Piyush Goel announced that the Honey Bee plan in Assam that kept elephants away from the tracks will be expanded to other areas of the country.
He said that the system was reasonably successful and we will like to expand it to other areas.
it is a simple device that amplifies the recorded sound of honey bees to keep elephants away from the rail track. Several mishaps had been avoided by using this method.
- Question 4: India has decided to provide Bhutan rupee __ Crore transitional trade support?
Explanation:India will give a transitional Trade Support Facility of 400 crore rupees to Bhutan over a period of five years to strengthen bilateral trade and economic linkages.
In a joint statement in New Delhi on Friday after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bhutan Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering, the two sides reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthen co-operation in all areas of mutual interest.
- Question 5: 59 minutes loan scheme has been launched by the government to provide loan to...?
Explanation: Public sector banks have approved more than 1.12 lakh loan applications of MSMEs worth of 37,412 crore rupees under the '59 minutes' loan scheme launched by the government last month.
GST-registered Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) can take loan up to one crore in just 59 minutes through 'psbloansin59minutes.com' portal.
In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Union Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla said that as on 25th of this month, out of over 1.31 lakh applications, the state-owned banks have accorded in-principal approval to 1.12 lakh applicants.
- Question 6: R R Lakshya Cup is related with...?
Explanation:The 10th R R Lakshya Cup, an international shooting competition, will be held at Karnala in neighboring Panvel on Monday where top shooters from across the nation will take part in the mixed event.
- Question 7: Andy Murray is related with...?
Explanation: Former world number one Tennis player Andy Murray says he has no regrets about not walking away from the sports despite missing 11 months of the year with a hip injury.
- Question 8: Name the current Election Commissioner of India?
Explanation: Election commissioner of India Ashok Lavasa held meetings with Goa state government officials in Panaji and reviewed preparedness for the Lok Sabha elections in the state.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting today, Mr Lavasa said, he reviewed the preparedness for Lok Sabha elections and took stock of the progress of preparations of electoral rolls.