1.Which country chaired the meeting of the 6th BRICS Environment Ministers?
2.Who defeated Apple to become world’s most expensive company?
A. Saudi Aramco
3.Who launched ‘Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan 2020-21’?
A. Amit Shah
B. Rajnath Singh
D. None of these
4.Who has authored the books titled “Siyasat Mein Sadasyata”?
A. Ravi Shankar Prasad
B. Nitish Kumar
C. Sushil Modi
D. Vijay Kumar Choudhary
5.Which of the following is planning to set up a virtual museum of securities market to highlight achievements and milestones in the Indian capital market?
A. Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
B. Finance Ministry
C. Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
D. Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)
6.Consider the following statements related to Gramodyog Vikas Yojana:
1.The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has approved a programme for the benefit of artisans involved in manufacturing of Agarbatti under the Gramodyog Vikas Yojana.
2.The programme will initially include Three pilot projects, including one in the northeastern part of the country.
Which of the above statement/statements are correct?
A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2
7.Consider the following statements related to Fiscal deficit:
1.Fiscal deficit hits 83% of Budget.
2.Fiscal deficit during the corresponding period of last year was 41.4 per cent of the budget estimates.
3.The government had pegged the fiscal deficit for 2020-21 at Rs 7.96 lakh crore or 3.5 per cent of the GDP in the Budget.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A. 1 and 2 are correct
B. 1 and 3 are correct
C. 2 and 3 are correct
D. All of the above
8.Consider the following statements related to Samadhan-se-vikas:
1.The Haryana government had been issuing notices to several real estate giants under the one-time settlement scheme called ‘Samadhan-se-vikas’, for recovery of External Development Charges.
2.Samadhan se Vikas’ scheme is modelled on the central scheme of ‘Vivad se Vishwas-2020’.
The Environment Ministers of the five BRICS countries participated in the 6th BRICS Environment Ministers’ Meeting on July 30, 2020. The video conference was held under the Presidency of Russia.Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar represented India at the meeting along with the Ministers of the other BRICS nations- Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa. The Minister stated that India attaches great importance to the grouping.He further highlighted that the aspiration of BRICS countries are similar and called for sharing of best practices among the BRICS nation towards attainment of Sustainable Development Goals.
Riding on strong quarter results despite the pandemic, Apple has surpassed Saudi Aramco to become the world’s most valuable company with a market cap of $1.84 trillion. The strong earnings report helped Apple shares closed up 10.47 per cent to become the world’s most valuable publicly traded company, surpassing the largest oil producer, reports CNBC. Saudi Aramco now trails at $1.76 trillion.
Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launched ‘Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan, 2020-21.This initiative is a national programme for popularizing science among school students of Class 6th to 11th.It was designed to identify the bright minds with a scientific aptitude among the student community. This is a platform to identify the talent in the field of science and to promote the scientific acumen among the students. Students will help in creating New India and this initiative will play a leading role in it.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has released book titled ‘Siyasat Mein Sadasyata’ at his official residence. The book is a compilation of articles, views and life journey of Bihar Assembly Speaker Vijay Kumar Choudhary. The book is published by Bihar Assembly Secretariat. The book also mentions about developmental works across sectors . The book is compiled and edited by senior journalist Arvind Sharma while its preface is written by journalist Vinod Bandhu.
Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) will be developing virtual museum for securities market. Museum will showcase online history of evolution, achievements and milestones in Indian securities market over decades in terms of market infrastructure, regulation, enforcement through photos, videos, articles, etc.
Organisations can participate in museum development through detailed Expression of Interest documents from SEBI’s website.
SEBI Chairman: Ajay Tyagi
Recently, the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has approved a programme for the benefit of artisans involved in manufacturing of Agarbatti under the Gramodyog Vikas Yojana.
About the Programme
About Gramodyog Vikas Yojana
Components of Gramodyog Vikas Yojana
1.Research & Development and Product Innovation:
2.Activities of existing dedicated verticals of Village Industries:
3.Marketing & Publicity:
The country’s fiscal deficit during the first quarter of this fiscal widened to Rs 6.62 lakh crore or 83.2 per cent of the budget estimates, mainly on account of poor tax collections due to the coronavirus lockdown. Fiscal deficit during the corresponding period of last year was 61.4 per cent of the budget estimates. The government had pegged the fiscal deficit for 2020-21 at Rs 7.96 lakh crore or 3.5 per cent of the GDP in the Budget which was presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in February.These figures, however, may have to be revised significantly in view of the economic disruptions created by the COVID-19 crisis. In absolute terms, the fiscal deficit stood at Rs 6,62,363 crore at end-June, as per data by the Controller General of Accounts (CGA).
Reasons for the increase in fiscal deficit:
Reduction in tax revenue:
Recently, the Haryana government had been issuing notices to several real estate giants under the one-time settlement scheme called ‘Samadhan-se-vikas’, for recovery of External Development Charges.
Purpose of the scheme
About ‘External Development Charges’
About ‘Infrastructure Development Charges’
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