Correct Answer : Option (D) - 5 Years
Note : Union Cabinet recently approved the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for specialty steel. The duration of the scheme will be five years, from 2023-24 to 2027-28. With a budgetary outlay of Rs 6322 crores, the scheme is expected to bring in investment of approximately Rs 40,000 crores and capacity addition of 25 MT for speciality steel.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Reserve Bank of India
Note : The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is working on phased introduction of such currencies, its deputy governor of RBI T Rabi Sankar said on Thursday. Delivering a speech at an online discussion, Sankar said that the idea of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) is ripe, and many central banks in the world are working towards it.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Shri Gira Sarabhai
Note : The co-founder of the National Institute of Design, Shri Gira Sarabhai has taken his last breath at the age of 97. She was suffering from an age-related illness. She has played an important role in setting up several other institutions and also has made remarkable contributions in the field of art and architecture.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - USA
Note : The United States of America recently carried out airstrikes across Afghanistan in the last several days as part of an effort to support the Afghan security forces fighting Taliban insurgents. On 2020, the U.S. signed a deal (at Qatar’s capital-Doha) with the Taliban that could pave the way towards a full withdrawal of foreign soldiers from Afghanistan over the next 14 months and represent a step towards ending the 18-year-war in Afghanistan.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - DRDO
Note : The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) recently successfully flight tested indigenously developed low weight, fire and forget Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM). The missile is incorporated with state-of-the-art Miniaturized Infrared Imaging Seeker along with advanced avionics.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - Gwalior and Orchha
Note : Gwalior and Orchha cities of Madhya Pradesh have been selected by UNESCO under ‘Historic Urban Landscape Project’, which was started in the year 2011, for the inclusive and well-planned development of fast-growing historical cities while preserving the culture and heritage.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - All of the above
Note : The five member states of WTO alone will account for three-quarters of the entire global output of COVID-19 vaccines this year. The production remains highly centralised as about 75% of this year’s vaccines appear set to come from five WTO members – India, Germany, US, France and China.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - KIIT- Technology Business Incubator
Note : NIDHI4COVID 2.0 initiative has been devised as a rapid response to support startup driven solutions, which would be helpful in tackling the current challenging COVID-19 situation in the country. Under the NIDHI4COVID programme, Startups whose technologies/products are of huge importance in the war against COVID would be considered for Seed Support through DST supported network of Technology Business Incubators. KIIT- Technology Business Incubator, a Centre of Excellence supported by DST, has been selected as the Implementing Agency of NIDHI4COVID 2.0 initiative.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - Rasmi Ranjan Das
Note : Rasmi Ranjan Das, a Joint Secretary of the Finance Ministry has been appointed to the UN tax committee as a member for the term period 2021 to 2025.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Aramane Giridhar
Note : Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) Secretary, Aramane Giridhar (IAS) has been given additional charge by the Chairman of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).