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Government Policies And Interventions :

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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Special Expenditure Observers

Recently, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has appointed two Special Expenditure Observers for the forthcoming elections to the Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra.Consider the following statements regarding the Special Expenditure Observers:

  1. The Special Expenditure Observers are appointed in the exercise of the powers conferred on ECI under Article 324 of the Constitution and the Representation of the People Act, 1951.
  2. The task of Special Observers will be supervising and monitoring the work being done by the electoral machinery and ensure that stringent and effective enforcement action is undertaken.

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Fugitive Economic Offenders Act

Recently, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) moved an application before the special Prevention of Money Laundering Act court on Monday to declare the controversial televangelist ZakirNaik a Fugitive Economic Offender under the Fugitive Economic Offender Act-2018.Consider the following statements about the Fugitive Economic Offender Act:

  1. It provides to confiscate properties and assets of economic offenders that evade prosecution by remaining outside the jurisdiction of Indian courts.
  2. Economic offences with a value of more than Rs 500 crores, which are listed in the schedule of the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, come under the purview of this law.

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Jan Soochna Portal-2019

Which of the following State hasrecently launched the first-ever public information portal named “Jan Soochna Portal-2019”?


Open Acreage Licensing Policy

Recently, the government offered for bidding seven new areas for prospecting of oil and natural gas on revamped exploration terms that look to expedite cut in import dependence by raising domestic output under the fourth bid round of Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP).Consider the following statements regarding the OALP:

  1. OALP was introduced as part of the new fiscal regime in exploration sector called Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy (HELP).
  2. The OALP, a critical part of the Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy, provides uniform licences for exploration and production of all forms of hydrocarbons, enabling contractors to explore conventional as well as unconventional oil and gas resources.
  3. Setting up of National Data Repository is one of the milestones achieved for Open Acreage Licensing Policy.

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Nicotine Notified As Class-A Poison

Recently, which of the following state has notified Nicotine as class A poison?


Global Investor Summit, 2019

Which of the following state will host the Global Investor Summit, starting from October 12, 2019?


Special Drive By Railway Protection Force

Recently, Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Indian Railways launched a Special Drive to identify and verify all vehicles parked in Railway premises, circulating area, parkings and even in the no parking areas for longer duration. Choose the correct name of the special drive from the options given below:


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