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Q.1
Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) functions under _______.

A.Ministry of Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare
B.Ministry of Commerce and Industry
C.Ministry of Agriculture and Research
D.Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) is an apex body under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, responsible for the export promotion of agricultural products.
Q.2
When was Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC) founded?

A.1985
B.1989
C.1990
D.1994
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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC) is an Autonomous Society promoted by Ministry of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India. It was registered under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 on 18th January, 1994.
Q.3
When was Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) established?

A.1980
B.1986
C.1970
D.1995
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) was established in 1986. It is responsible for the export promotion of agricultural products.
Q.4
When did GoI first introduce the first draft of the National e-Commerce policy in the public domain for suggestions?

A.2017
B.2018
C.2019
D.2020
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
On 23 February 2019, GoI introduced the first draft of the National e-Commerce policy in the public domain for suggestions. It received more than 120 stakeholders, including Indian and foreign, industry associations, think tanks, foreign governments. Following this, it conducted a series of meetings to contain the provisions for the policy.
Q.5
2020 G20 is to be held in _______.

A.New Delhi
B.Tokyo
C.Beijing
D.Riyadh
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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
The 2020 chair will be Saudi Arabia, which will host the 2020 G20 Riyadh summit.
Q.6
Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has signed MoU with _______.

A.National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India
B.Spices Board of India
C.Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium
D.Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has signed MoU with Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC).
Q.7
SBI has announced a reduction in its MCLR or marginal cost of funding-based lending rates up to ______ basis points (bps) across tenors.

A.5
B.8
C.15
D.25
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
State Bank of India (SBI) has announced a reduction in its MCLR or marginal cost of funding-based lending rates by 10-15 basis points (bps) across tenors.
Q.8
Which country holds the chair of G20 for the year 2020?

A.India
B.UAE
C.Saudi Arabia
D.Oman
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
The 2020 chair will be Saudi Arabia, which will host the 2020 G20 Riyadh summit.
Q.9
RBI has announced that it would use Forex swap and LTRO to mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 on the Indian Economy. What does LTRO stand for?

A.Loan Tenure ratio operation
B.long-term repo operations
C.Locational Extension reverse repo operations
D.land acquisition tenure operation
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
LTRO (long-term repo operations) is a tool in which the central bank offers money to banks for a period of one to three years at the prevailing repo rate (currently at 5.15 percent). The banks, in turn, offer government securities with the same or higher tenure as a collateral to the central bank.
Q.10
Centre for Media Studies (CMS) is supported by ______.

A.Ministry of Arts & Culture
B.Ministry of Tourism
C.WHO India
D.UNESCO
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
Centre for Media Studies (CMS is a not-for-profit research think tank. It is supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) India.
Q.11
When was the Stand Up India Scheme launched?

A.2014
B.2015
C.2016
D.2018
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
Stand Up India Scheme was launched by the Government of India on 5 April 2016 by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is a part of the Department of Financial Services' (DFS) to promote entrepreneurial projects.
Q.12
Who won the Road Safety Media Fellowship 2019 award?

A.Prachi Salve
B.Pradeep Dwivedi
C.B. Raveendra Shetty
D.A&B
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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
Prachi Salve of IndiaSpend and Pradeep Dwivedi of DainikJagran jointly won the top prize in the Road Safety Media Fellowship 2019. The award recognized their contribution towards reporting on road safety by the Centre for Media Studies (CMS). 
Q.13
Stand Up India Scheme will lend bank loans between Rs.10 lakh and ________ one SC/ ST borrower and at least one woman borrower per bank branch of Scheduled Commercial Banks (SCBs).

A.Rs.25 lakh
B.Rs.50 lakh
C.Rs.1 crore
D.Rs.2 crore
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
Stand Up India Scheme will lend bank loans between Rs.10 lakh and Rs.1 crore to at least one Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe borrower and at least one woman borrower per bank branch of Scheduled Commercial Banks (SCBs). The loan will facilitate the borrower to set up greenfield enterprises in the manufacturing, services, or the trading sectors.
Q.14
Who is the chairman of the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA)?

A.Bhupendra Singh
B.Gopal Bhargava
C.Narottam Mishra
D.Bhupinder Singh Hooda
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
Bhupendra Singh is the chairman of the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA).
Q.15
Who launched the Stand Up India Scheme launched in 2016?

A.President Ram Nath Kovind
B.Former President Pratibha Patil
C.Prime Minister Narendra Modi
D.Late Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
Stand Up India Scheme was launched by the Government of India on 5 April 2016 by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is a part of the Department of Financial Services' (DFS) to promote entrepreneurial projects.
Q.16
When was the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) established?

A.1986
B.1980
C.1992
D.1997
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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) was established in 1997. NPPA functions under the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. NPPA controls and fixes the prices of pharmaceutical drugs in India.
Q.17
Stand Up India Scheme is a part of _________.

A.Department of Expenditure
B.Department of Disinvestment
C.Department of Economic Affairs
D.Department of Financial Services
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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
Stand Up India Scheme was launched by the Government of India on 5 April 2016 by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is a part of the Department of Financial Services' (DFS) to promote entrepreneurial projects.
Q.18
Who fixes the price of medicine and drugs in India?

A.CDSCO
B.NPPA
C.INTA
D.NTA
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) functions under the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals, and Fertilizers. NPPA controls and fixes the prices of pharmaceutical drugs in India.
Q.19
Ministry of Finance reported that more than ________ of loans had been sanctioned under Stand Up India Scheme to over 91,000 accounts up to 10 March 2020.

A.Rs.14,832.71 crores
B.Rs.17.656.36 crores
C.Rs.20,466.94 crores
D.Rs.25,931.82 crores
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
Ministry of Finance reported that more than Rs.20,466.94 crores of loans had been sanctioned under Stand Up India Scheme to over 91,000 accounts up to 10 March 2020. The information was shared by Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs.
Q.20
Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi was established as a society registered under the Societies Registration Act, _______.

A.1860
B.1888
C.1901
D.1920
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi was established as a society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The scheme provides financial assistance to patients, living below the poverty line, who suffers life-threatening diseases in the form of a 'one-time grant.'
Q.21
Who is the Sultan and Prime Minister of Brunei Darussalam?

A.Al-Muhtadee Billah
B.Hassanal Bolkiah
C.Omar Ali Saifuddin
D.Muhammad Shah
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
Hassanal Bolkiah is the 29th and current Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan of Brunei, as well as the Prime Minister of Brunei, making him one of the last absolute monarchs.
Q.22
Who is the chairperson of the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI)?

A.Dr. Naveen Kumar
B.Dr. Anil Kakodkar
C.Dr. Sandeep Singh
D.Dr. Anil kudumbi
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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
Dr. Anil Kakodkar is the chairperson of the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI).
Q.23
What is the currency of Brunei Darussalam?

A.Bruneian Rial
B.Bruneian Pound
C.Bruneian Dollar
D.Bruneian Dinar
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
The Bruneian dollar is the currency of Brunei Darussalam. Our currency rankings show that the most popular Brunei Darussalam Dollar exchange rate is the USD to BND rate. The currency code for Dollars is BND, and the currency symbol is $.
Q.24
Which is the Capital of Brunei Darussalam?

A.Kuala Belait
B.Seria
C.Tutong
D.Bandar Seri Begawan
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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
Bandar Seri Begawan is the capital of the Southeast Asian nation of Brunei. The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.
Q.25
International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI) functions under ________.

A.Ministry of Earth Science
B.Ministry of Steel & Power
C.Ministry of Science and Technology
D.Ministry of Coal
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI) was established in 1997. It functions under the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, GoI. It is headquartered in Hyderabad, Telangana. 
Q.26
When was an agreement between India and the Government of Brunei Darussalam to allow the exchange of information, including banking and ownership information, between the two countries for tax purposes?

A.2015
B.2016
C.2017
D.2019
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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
Ministry of Finance appraised the Government of India about the Agreement between India and the Government of Brunei Darussalam. The Agreement was signed on 28 February 2019 in New Delhi. The Agreement will enable the exchange of information, including banking and ownership information, between the two countries for tax purposes.
Q.27
When was the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI) established?

A.1990
B.1997
C.2000
D.1985
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI) was established in 1997. It functions under the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, GoI. It is headquartered in Hyderabad, Telangana. ARCI is mandated to develop High-Performance Materials and Processes for Niche Markets, demonstrate technologies at Prototype/pilot scale, and transfer of Technology to Indian Industry.
Q.28
Where is Dahung located?

A.Assam
B.Arunachal Pradesh
C.Manipur
D.Sikkim
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
Dahung is a Village located in the Taluka of Singchung, in the district of West Kameng district, in the state of Arunachal Pradesh state with a total population of 93. There are 25 houses in the Village.
Q.29
Indian scientists developed a process for size-selective deposition of  ________composite coatings, which can reduce the friction of these dynamic systems.

A.micro
B.nano
C.pico
D.femto
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
Scientists from the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI) developed a process for size-selective deposition of nanocomposite coatings, which can reduce the friction of these dynamic systems.
Q.30
Where did the Ministry of Culture establish an institute to preserve ancient Buddhist manuscripts, to promote research in different aspects of Buddhism, digitize ancient Buddhist text?

A.Central  Institute of Mizos Culture Studies, Mizoram
B.Central  Institute of Himalayan Culture Studies, Arunachal Pradesh
C.Central  Institute of Art & Culture Studies, Assam
D.Central  Institute of Ethnic Studies, Sikkim
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
Ministry of Culture has established an institute named Central Institute of Himalayan Culture Studies (CIHCS) at Dahung, Arunachal Pradesh. The main objective of CIHCS is to preserve ancient Buddhist manuscripts, to promote research in different aspects of Buddhism, digitize ancient Buddhist text preserved in the languages of Pali, Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, and other Asian languages through the system of a modern university.

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