- Question 1: Goverment has allowed ___ Small Finance Banks and ___ Payments Banks to offer Atal Pension Yojana
Explanation:Government has allowed Small Finance Banks and Payments Banks to offer Atal Pension Yojana (APY). Finance Ministry in a statement said, 10 Small Finance Banks and 11 Payment Banks have got license from Reserve Bank of India to start banking operations in the country.
- Question 2: ___ will host informal WTO Ministerial gathering in March
Explanation:Trade ministers from various countries including Australia, Japan and Switzerland met today for an informal WTO ministerial gathering in Davos to discuss the way forward for the global trade organisation, with India offering to host another such meeting in March.
The meeting, also attended by the US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, was held on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual summit. India was represented by Deepak Jagdish Saksena, ambassador and permanent representative to the WTO.
- Question 3: Mobile app ___ has been launched to track the status of consignments.
Explanation:Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has appealed the officers to perform the role of trade facilitator to cut down costs, time and bring efficiency to the system.On the occasion, Mr Jaitley also launched ICETRAK app of CBEC. The app tracks the status of consignments.
- Question 4: Where is Neral-Matheran train service ?
Explanation:The Neral-Matheran narrow gauge train service, immensely popular with tourists, resumed today after it was discontinued in May 2016 due to safety concerns following two derailments. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who e-inaugurated the service at a railway function at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai , said that resumption of the service would boost tourism.
- Question 5: AS on January India's Foreign exchange reserves was ___ billion?
Explanation:The rally in the foreign exchange reserves continued for the fourth week in a row, and scaled a new peak at 414.784 billion USD in the week to January 19, helped by rise in foreign currency assets.
According to the Reserve Bank data issued in Mumbai showed that the reserves rose by 959.1 million USD to touch during the reporting week. In the previous week, the reserves had touched 413.825 billion USD after it rose by 2.7 billion USD.
- Question 6: Assam government has identified ___ focus sectors to be highlighted during Global Investors Summit
Explanation:The Assam government has identified 12 focus sectors to be highlighted during the Global Investors Summit to be held in Guwahati on the 3rd and 4th of next month.
Talking to reporters, State Commerce and Industry Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary today said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will attend the event. He said, several Union ministers, delegates from foreign countries and industry leaders will attend also the summit.
- Question 7: Government has collected ___ crore rupees under GST in the December 2017?
Explanation:Government has collected 86,703 crore rupees under GST in the last month. Finance Ministry said, one crore taxpayers have been registered under GST so far.
Of them over 17 lakh are Composition Dealers which are required to file returns every quarter. It said, over 56 lakh GSTR 3B returns have been filed for the month of December till yesterday.
- Question 8: Hugh Masekela was related with..?
Explanation:Trumpeter, composer and singer Hugh Masekela, affectionately known as the - father of South African jazz has died after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 78.
- Question 9: International Customs Day is observed on ....?
Explanation:International Customs Day (ICD) recognizes the role of custom officials and agencies in maintaining border security. It focuses on the working conditions and challenges that customs officers face in their jobs.