1. Which of the following is true about Vidyalakshmi Portal?
a)It is a portal for students seeking Education Loan
b)It is portal for grant seeking minority Educational Institutions .
c)It is a portal for Apply for incentives under the National Stimulus Plan for secondary education for only girls. d)All of the above.
➢Vidya Lakshmi is a first of its kind portal for students seeking Education Loan.
➢This portal has been developed under the guidance of Department of Financial Services, (Ministry of Finance) , Department of Higher Education (Ministry of Human Resource Development) and Indian Banks Association (IBA).
➢The portal has been developed and being maintained byNSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited. Students can view, apply and track the education loan applications to banks anytime, anywhere by accessing the portal.
➢The portal also provides linkages to National Scholarship Portal.
➢Vidya Lakshmi Portal was launched by the Government on August 15, 2015 to ensure that students can avail loans easily through single window system of banks for education loans.
➢ Banks follow Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) guidelines in this regard which stipulates that education loan applications have to be disposed off, in the normal course, within a period of 15 to 30 days
2. Which of the following is true about to MUNTRA?
a)the first unmanned, remotely operated tank of India has been made by DRDO.
b)It is an intercontinental surface-to-surface, nuclear capable ballistic missile developed by DRDO.
c)It is third of the four kamorta class anti-submarine warfare corvettes being built under naval modernisation project P-28
d)The Indian Navy’s first indigenously built Floating Dock (FDN-2) was launched at shipyard in Kattupalli, Near Ennore port, Chennai.
➢It is an intercontinental surface-to-surface, nuclear capable ballistic missile developed by DRDO PROJECT 28 ➢INS Kiltan is third of the four kamorta class anti-submarine warfare corvettes being built under naval modernisation project P-28 FIRST INDIGENOUSLY BUILT FLOATING DOCK
➢The Indian Navy’s first indigenously built Floating Dock (FDN-2) was launched at shipyard in Kattupalli, Near Ennore port, Chennai
3. Exercise Maitree is a joint military exercise between:
a)Indian army and Royal Thai Army
b) India and Sri Lanka.
c)India and Maldives
d)India and France
➢Mithra Shakti : India and Sri Lanka.
➢Ekuverin: India and Maldives
➢Shakti : India and France
4. Which of the following is false about Blue Flag Certification ?
1)The Blue Flag beach standards were established by Copenhagen-based Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) in 1989.
2)Odisha’s Chandrabhaga beach achieved the distinction of being Asia’s second & India’s first beach to get a Blue Flag Certification
a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None of the above.
➢The Blue Flag beach standards established by Copenhagen-based Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) in 1985 was first started from Paris.
➢Within the next two years, almost all beaches in Europe were accorded the Blue Flag certification.
➢The Blue Flag Campaign spread outside Europe, to South Africa, in 2001 .
➢TheBlue Flag is a certification by thge Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) that a beach, marinaor sustainable boating tourism operator meets its stringent standards.
➢The Blue Flag is a trademark owned by FEE which is a not-for-profit,non-governmental organisationconsisting of 65 organisationsin 60 member countries inEurope, Africa,Oceania,Asia,North America and South America.
➢FEE’s Blue Flag criteria include standards for water quality, safety, environmental education and information, the provision of services and general environmental managementcriteria. The Blue Flag is sought for beaches, marinas and sustainable boating tourism operators as an indication of their high environmental and quality standards.
➢Certificates, which FEE refers to as awards, are issued on an annual basis to beaches and marinas of FEE member countries. The awards are announced yearly on 5 June for Europe, Canada, Morocco, Tunisia and other countries in a similar geographic location, and on 1 November for the Caribbean, New Zealand, South Africa and other countries in the southern hemisphere.
5. Recently in news, the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal, has which of the following states as parties
5) Andhra Pradesh
a) i, ii and iv only
b) i, ii and iii only
c) All except Gujarat
6. MAP SPECIAL
Which of the following is matched correctly?
1)Bosporous Strait : Marmara Sea and Agean Sea
2)Dardenleez Strait : Black Sea and Marmara Sea
3)Dover strait : Gulf of Persia & Gulf of Oman
4)Hormuz Strait: English Channel & North Sea
b)Only 2 and 3
c)Only 1 and 3
d)None of the above
➢BosporousStrait : Black Sea and Marmara Sea
➢DardenleezStrait :Marmara Sea and Agean Sea
➢Dover strait : English Channel & North Sea
➢Hormuz Strait: Gulf of Persia & Gulf of Oman
7. ENV. SPECIAL
Which of the following are necessary conditions for a pollutant for its Bio magnification to occur?
1. It should be fat soluble.
2. It should be water soluble
3. It should be biologically inactive
4. It should be short lived. Choose the correct option from below
a) 2 Only
b) 1 Only
c)1 and 4 Only
d) 1, 3 and 4 Only