Current Questions

Government Policies And Interventions :

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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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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Gujarat Control Of Terrorism And Organised Crime Bill

Recently, the President gave assent to the Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Bill.Consider the following given statements about the GCTOC:

  1. It defines a terrorist act, as an act committed with the intention to disturb law and order or threaten the unity, integrity, and security of the state.
  2. The new Act mandates intercepting of telephonic conversations, which would now be considered as legitimate evidence.
  3. It provides for the creation of a special court as well as the appointment of special public prosecutors

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Recently, the President of India has presented the first National Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards to selected companies.Consider the following given statements about the CSR:

  1. In India, the concept of CSR is governed by clause 135 of the Companies Act, 2013.
  2. India is the second country after USA, in the world to make corporate social responsibility (CSR) mandatory, following an amendment to the Companies Act, 2013 in April 2014.

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Electric Vehicle Charging Guidelines And Specifications

Recently, the government approved the amendments in Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Guidelines and Specifications. Consider the following statements about the amendments made:

1. At least one Charging Station will be made available in a grid of 3 Km x 3 Km in the cities and one Charging Station at every 25 Km on both sides of highways/roads.

2. In the first phase, all Mega Cities with population of 4 million plus all existing expressways connected to these Mega Cities & important Highways connected with each of these Mega Cities, would be taken up for coverage.

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PRAKASH Web Portal

Recently, the government launched a web portal, PRAKASH (Power Rail Koyla Availability through Supply Harmony), in order to improve coordination between the power, coal and railway ministries to ensure coal supplies to power plants. Consider the following statements about the portal:

1. The portal is developed by NTPC in collaboration with different stakeholders such as CEA (Central Electricity Authority), Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS) and coal companies.

2. The portal will be available for access to general public.

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Participatory Guarantee Scheme

Recently, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) said that the Union Agriculture Ministry’s Participatory Guarantee Scheme (PGS) willincentivize more farmers to grow organic food. Consider the following statements about the PGS:

  1. It is a process of certifying organic products, which ensures that their production takes place in accordance with laid-down quality standards.
  2. According to the government’s 2015 PGS manual, guiding principles of PGS in India is based in India is based on 3 pillars, viz. participatory approach, transparency and trust.

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