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26. 

How much GST was collected in the country for the month of October-2019?

A. 95,380 Crore
B. 105,610 Crore
C. 94,916 Crore
D. 92,442 Crore

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

GST collection rose to Rs 95,380 crore in October against Rs 91,916 crore in September, but it was still 5.29 per cent less in comparison to Rs 1 lakh crore collected in the same month last year. Tax Collection in October (Rs Crore) is as follows:
CGST: 17,582
SGST: 23,674
IGST: 46,517
Cess: 7,607

27. 

In which country Blockchain-based carbon trading exchange has been launched?

A. Malaysia
B. Japan
C. Singapore
D. China

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

New technology, blockchain-based carbon trading exchange has been launched in Singapore. This will enable airlines and other corporate buyers to buy and sell tokens approved by the International Civil Aviation Organization and supported by carbon offset credits.

28. 

The Central government has formed a panel to suggest measures to mitigate financial stress in the sector. Who is head of this panel?

A. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
B. Rajiv Gauba
C. Jitendra Singh
D. Hardeep Singh Puri

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The Central government has formed a panel headed by the Cabinet Secretary (Rajiv Gauba, IAS, since 30 august 2019) to suggest measures to mitigate financial stress in the sector. The move comes after the Supreme Court ordered telecom companies to pay Rs.1.42 trillion in past statutory dues.

29. 

India has been ranked at which position in the 2019 Ease of Doing Business rankings?

A. 56th
B. 63rd
C. 68th
D. 78th

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

India was ranked at the 63rd position in the 2019 Ease of Doing Business rankings. The rankings were released by the World Bank.

30. 

Which app has won the DigiDhan Mission Fin-tech Award 2018-2019?

A. PhonePe
B. BharatPe
C. BHIM
D. Paytm

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

BharatPe has won the DigiDhan Mission Fin-tech Award 2018-2019 for 'Innovation in Digital Payments through Emerging Technology' at the MeitY Start-up Summit 2019 held in Delhi.