Current Affairs Questions

Government Policies And Interventions:

Cess And Surcharge

Consider the following statements:

  1. Cess is a form of tax levied or collected by the government for the development or welfare of a particular service or sector.
  2. Surcharge is an additional charge or tax levied on an existing tax.
  3. Unlike a cess, which is meant to raise revenue for a temporary need, surcharge is usually permanent in nature.
  4. Currently, the cess and surcharge collected by the Centre are not part of the tax devolution.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:


National Food Security Act 2013

Consider the following statements with reference to the National Food Security Act, (NFSA) 2013:

  1. NFSA defines the joint responsibility of the Centre and State/UT Government.
  2. The Act legally entitles upto 85% of the rural population and 60% of the urban population to receive subsidized foodgrains under Targeted Public Distribution System.
  3. It provides for reforms in the TPDS including schemes such as Cash transfers for provisioning of food entitlements.

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


India’ First HarGharJal State

Recently, which of the following State become the first “HarGharJal” State in the country by providing tap water connection to every rural household?


Skill Map Of Migrant Workers

Recently, which of the following state released its first skill map of migrant workers who returned to the State during the lockdown?


GOAL (Going Online As Leaders) Programme

Recently, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs launched a digital programme GOAL (Going Online as Leaders) programme in collaboration with a social media company. What is the the name of the company?


Project Monitoring Group

Consider the following statements with reference to the Project Monitoring Group (PMG) Portal:

  1. Project Monitoring Group (PMG) is an institutional mechanism for expedited resolution of issues and regulatory bottlenecks in projects with an investment of INR 500 crores and above in India.
  2. It was set up as a special cell in the Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India in 2014 and was subsequently brought under the administrative control of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in 2016.

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Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission

Consider the following statements with reference to the Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM):

  1. Launched in 2016, and undertaken by the Union Ministry of Rural Development, the SPMRM focuses on cluster-based integrated development through Spatial Planning.
  2. Substantial part of the works identified for development in the clusters is focused on provision of basic and economic amenities.

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


Jal Jeevan Mission

Consider the following statements with reference to the Jal Jeevan Mission:

  1. Announced in August 2018, the chief objective of the Mission is to provide piped water supply (Har Ghar Jal) to all rural households by 2025.
  2. The goal of JJM is to provide functional household tap connection to every household with service level at the rate of 45 litres per capita per day (lpcd).

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Right To Business Bill, 2020

Which of the following states has recently passed the Right to Business Bill, 2020?


National Broadband Mission

With reference to the National Broadband mission, consider the following statements:

  1. The project involves laying down around 30 Lakhs kilometer route Optical Fiber Cable, increase tower density from 0.42 to 1.0 tower per thousand of population by 2024.
  2. It envisages an investment of Rs.8 lakh crore in next 5 years from both government and industry to connect the country digitally at a faster pace.

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