Medha IAS

Current Affairs Questions

Economy Watch:

Real Estate Investment Trusts

Consider the following statements in context to the Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs) and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs):

  1. InvITs invest in infrastructure projects such as roads or highways.
  2. REITs are an investment vehicle that owns and manages investment grade and income-producing real estate properties such as offices, malls, industrial parks, warehouses, hospitality and healthcare centres.
  3. While InvITs can be publicy listed, private listed or private unlisted, REITs must be publicly listed.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?


Reserve Bank Of India

Which of the following committee has been constituted by the Reserve Bank of India to evaluate the efficacy, adequacy and quality of customer service in regulated entities (REs) vis-a-vis the existing RBI guidelines on customer service?


Coal Gasification And Coal Liquefaction

With reference to the Coal Gasification and Coal Liquefaction, consider the following statements:

  1. Coal Gasification is a process in which coal is partially oxidised with air, oxygen, steam or carbon dioxide to form a fuel gas.
  2. Coal Gasification produces Syngas which is a mixture consisting primarily of methane (CH4), carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen (H2), carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapour (H2O).
  3. Coal Liquefaction is an alternative route to produce diesel and gasoline and makes economic sense only in a world of high crude oil prices.
  4. Coal Liquefaction involves gasification of coal, which in turn will produce synthetic gas (a mix of CO+H2). The synthetic gas can be liquefied to its fuel equivalent in presence of cobalt/iron-based catalysts at higher pressure and temperature.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Marginal Cost Of Funds Based Lending Rates (MCLR)

Consider the following statements with reference to the Marginal Cost of Funds based Lending Rates (MCLR):

  1. MCLR, which came into effect from April 1, 2016, is the minimum rate below which banks are not permitted to lend.
  2. MCLR is calculated on the basis of Cash Reserve Ratio, marginal cost of funds, tenor premiums and operational cost of the bank.
  3. If the cost of funds goes up, the MCLR increases, and the loans linked to any MCLR tenor get more expensive.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Carbon-neutral

Recently, which of the following states became the first State in the country to introduce carbon-neutral farming methods in selected locations?


Market Infrastructure Institution

Which of the following Committee was constituted by the Government to Review of Ownership and Governance of Market Infrastructure Institution (MIIs)?


Fair And Remunerative Price

Consider the following statements in contest to the Fair and Remunerative Price(FRP):

  1. FRP is the price declared by the government, which mills are legally bound to pay to farmers for the cane procured from them.
  2. The Central Government announces Fair and Remunerative Prices which are determined on the recommendation of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) and announced by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA).
  3. The payment of FRP across the country is governed by The Sugarcane Control order, 1966.
  4. It mandates payment within 18 days of the date of delivery of the cane.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?


State/Union Territory

Recently, which of the following State/Union Territory (UT) became first to be integrated with National Single Window System?


World Bank

Recently, the Central Government along with two States, signed an agreement with the World Bank for the implementation of Rejuvenating Watersheds for Agricultural Resilience through Innovative Development (REWARD) Project. The two States are:


Tropical Legumes Project

With reference to the Tropical Legumes Project, consider the following statements:

  1. Tropical Legume Project was taken by ICRISAT between 2007 and 2019 in Africa for improving the food security among the deprived section of the population.
  2. The projects ran in three phases: Phase I (2007–2011), Phase II (2012–2014) and Phase III (2015–2019).

Choose the correct statement(s) from the options below:


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