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Exercise :: State - Latest Current Affairs

  • State - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Which state launched a SMART initiative for agribusiness,rural transformation?

A. Gujarat
B. Maharashtra
C. Madhya Pradesh
D. Punjab

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis launched a unique initiative called- State of Maharashtra's Agribusiness and Rural Transformation or "SMART". This will be implemented in 10,000 villages with an objective to achieve sustainable farming within the next 3 years. It's main aim is to propel rural transformation and double farmers income by 2022. This is a World Bank (WB) assisted project which has a net worth of 300 million US dollars. Of this WB has provided financial assistance of $210 million and remaining will be Contributed by State government and Village Social Transformation Foundation (VSTF).

2. 

Which of the following signed MoU with the Maharashtra Government to promote Fintech?

A. Ministry of Manpower
B. Ministry of Trade and Industry
C. Economic Development Board
D. Monetary Authority of Singapore

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The Economic Development Board (EDB), the investment promotion arm of the Kingdom of Bahrain signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Maharashtra Government to promote FinTech in their respective markets. The MoU was signed by Dr. Simon Galpin, Managing Director of EDB, and Mr. S.V.R. Srinivas, IAS Principal Secretary, Directorate of Information Technology.

3. 

This government launched a scheme 'Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana' which offers free travel packages for senior citizens.

A. Delhi
B. Himachala Pradesh
C. Punjab
D. Kerala

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the 'Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana' which offers free travel packages for senior citizens from Delhi to five religious circuits. 1,100 senior citizens from every constituency of Delhi will be able to avail this facility at one go. Under this free pilgrimage scheme, a Delhi resident above 60 years will be eligible to take free pilgrimage along with his or her spouse.

4. 

Which state government launched the PEETHA scheme which is a part of the 3T initiative of Technology, Transparency and Team Work model.

A. Bihar
B. Odisha
C. Andra Pradesh
D. Tamil Nadu

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

IN a move to reinforce brand Naveen and give it a national perspective after the success of the Hockey Men's World Cup, Odisha Government launched yet another initiative, Peoples Empowerment - Enabling Transparency and Accountability of Odisha Initiatives (PEETHA). The Scheme is aimed at creating awareness about various schemes and improving transparency in the distribution of individual and social benefits. This is part of the 3T initiative of Technology, Transparency and Team Work model. The PEETHA is a sub-scheme of the Odisha government's flagship Ama Gaon Ama Bikas Yojana.

5. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate India's longest rail-cum-road bridge "Bogibeel Bridg" located in the state of;

A. Jharkhand
B. Gujarat
C. Haryana
D. Assam

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Bogibeel Bridge, India's longest rail-cum-road bridge, falling in the eastern part of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh on December 25. This project was first cleared by former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda in 1997. The bridge spans over the Brahmaputra river in the north eastern state of Assam between Dhemaji district and Dibrugarh district.