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Infrastructure :

Maritime States Development Council

Recently, the 17th meeting of the Maritime States Development Council (MSDC) was held on 15th October, 2019 in New Delhi. Consider the following statements about the MSDC:

  1. Constituted in 1998, MSDC is an apex advisory body for the development of the Maritime sector and aims to ensure integrated development of only Minor Ports in India.
  2. Its function is to assess in consultation with State Governments, the future development of existing and new Minor Ports by the respective Maritime States either directly or through captive users and private participation.

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Gujarat’s New Port Policy

Recently,the Gujarat government has revised its existing port policy.Consider the following statements about the revised policy:

  1. It allows ports of any size more than five million metric tonnes, to be set up as a commercial port.
  2. It allows the existing 32 captive jetties in the state to handle “third-party” cargo without any restrictions.

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National Infrastructure Pipeline

Recently, the government constituted a high-level task force to draw up National Infrastructure Pipeline(NIP)worth $1.4 trillion.Consider the following statements about the NIP:

  1. The NIP will be guided by the task force consisting of six members and led by the Secretary of the Department of Economic Affairs.
  2. The National Infrastructure Pipeline would include only brownfield projects costing above Rs 100 crore each.
  3. The task force is mandated to submit its report on the pipeline for 2019-20 by October 31, 2019 and on the indicative pipeline for 2021-25 by December-end, the ministry said.

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Solar Attractiveness Index

According to the latest Solar Attractiveness Index, released by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, which among the following states has emerged as the best state for setting up a roof top solar projects?


Dibang Multipurpose Project (MPP)

Recently,the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the Dibang Multipurpose Project (MPP).In which of the following stateswill this MPP be constructed?


C-ATFM System

Recently, C-ATFM System has been in news. What is its function?


National Gas Grid

Consider the following statements about the National Gas Grid:

  1. It will help to attain the Sustainable Development Goal 3.
  2. Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) is the authority to grant authorization for the National Gas Grid Mission.
  3. India aims to increase the share of gas mix by 40% from present 20% energy mix by 2025.

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Ports In The West Coast Of India

. Which of the following ports are present in the West coast of India?

  1. Kamrajar Port
  2. JNPT Port
  3. Tuticorn port
  4. Mormugao port

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