1.Which state has emerged as the topper in implementing PM SVANidhi scheme?
[A] Andhra Pradesh
[C] West Bengal
[D] Uttar Pradesh
Explanation: The Government of Uttar Pradesh has emerged as the topper in implementing PM Street Vendors Atmanirbhar Nidhi Scheme (SVANidhi Scheme). The state has been ranked No.1 in number of applications, sanctions and disbursements. The PM SVANidhi scheme was launched by the Central Government on June1, 2020 to give financial assistance to urban street vendors during the Covid 19 pandemic. ©navclasses
2.Which Union Ministry has released the next edition of foreign direct investment (FDI) policy document?
[A] Ministry of Commerce and Industry
[B] Ministry of External Affairs
[C] Ministry of Finance
[D] Ministry of Power
Explanation: The Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry has recently released the next edition of its consolidated foreign direct investment (FDI) policy document. The document has incorporated all changes made over the past year. As per the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), the new circular has come into effect from October 15. ©navclasses
3.Which state government is set to have “Cow Cabinet” for protection of cows in the state?
[A] Uttar Pradesh
[B] Madhya Pradesh
Explanation: The Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has recently announced that a Cow cabinet will be formed for the protection of cows in the state. The state cabinet will also include Animal Husbandry, Forest, Panchayat and Rural Development, Revenue, Home and Farmers Welfare Department. The first meeting of the cabinet is to be held on November 22. ©navclasses
4.Which state Governor has promulgated ordinance to ban online gaming?
[A] Tamil Nadu
Explanation: Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has recently promulgated an ordinance to ban online gaming in the State. The State government has submitted a proposal to the Governor to promulgate ordinance by amending several related acts. It provides for fine of Rs 5000 and an imprisonment for 6 months, for those found to be engaged in the act. Persons who are betting in cyber space can also be banned. ©navclasses
5.ATAL Faculty Development Programmes, which were launched by the Education Minister, are organised by which institution?
Explanation: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ inaugurated 46 online AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) Academy Faculty Development Programmes (FDPs), organised by AICTE. The programmes would be conducted in 22 Indian states, to train teachers of higher education institutions. Book of World Records, London has acknowledged the training of over one lakh people in 1000 programs under ‘FDP’, as a world record. ©navclasses
6.TRIFED is a federation under which ministry?
[A] Ministry of Human Resources
[B] Ministry of Social Justice
[C] Ministry of Agriculture
[D] Ministry of Tribal Affairs
Explanation: The TRIFED (Tribal Co-operative Marketing Federation) is a federation under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. It has recently entered into an MoU with Akhil Bhartiya Vanvasi Kalyan Kendra of Madhya Pradesh which has been working for the welfare of tribal population. The MoU envisages to setup TRIFOOD Parks in 5 districts in Madhya Pradesh. ©navclasses
7.The ‘National Logistics Policy’ sometimes seen in the news, is associated with which Ministry?
[A] Ministry of Communication
[B] Ministry of Commerce & Industry
[C] Ministry of Railways
[D] Ministry of MSME
Explanation: The ‘National Logistics Policy’ is being developed by the Government and proposes to improve the logistic sector in the country, by reducing the logistics cost by less than 10 per cent by 2022, from the present 14 per cent. Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal attended the first ever National Conference of States on Logistics. The Policy is under consultation with National Logistics Council and State Logistics Coordination Committee. ©navclasses
8.Which state amended Lokayukta bill to make retired High Court Judges also eligible for the post of Lokayukta?
[A] Andhra Pradesh
[D] West Bengal
Explanation: The Goa state Cabinet recently cleared the Goa Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill to make retired High Court Judges also eligible for the post of Lokayukta. After Justice PK Mishra retired in September last year, the position remained vacant. As per the Lokayukta law, only a retired Supreme Court Judge or a retired Chief Justice of a High Court are eligible for the post. ©navclasses
9.The Central Government has approved the construction of over 1.68 lakh houses under which scheme?
[A] Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Urban
[B] Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Gramin
[C] Smart Cities Scheme
[D] Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana National Urban Livelihoods Mission.
Explanation: The Indian Government has approved the construction of over 1.68 lakh houses in urban areas under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Urban. As per the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry, the total number of houses sanctioned so far stands at 1.1 crore. Under PMAY-U, 41 lakh houses have been completed so far and over 70 lakh houses are under construction. ©navclasses
10.‘SVAMITVA’ scheme, which was making news recently, is implemented by which Union Ministry?
[A] Rural Development Ministry
[B] Panchayati Raj Ministry
[C] Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry
[D] Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry
Explanation: SVAMITVA is a new scheme launched under the Panchayati Raj Ministry in 2020. It aims to provide the property cards to the property owners through drone survey by Survey of India. Out of the total budget allocation to the Ministry, a provision of Rs.200 crores has been made for the SVAMITVA scheme. The pilot phase of the scheme was approved with Budget outlay of Rs.79.65 crore, to be implemented in 9 States. ©navclasses