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66. 

Who brought Green revolution in India?

A. MS Swaminathan
B. Durgesh Patel
C. Hiralal Chaudhari
D. Vishal Tewari

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Green Revolution, or Third Agricultural Revolution, is a set of research technology transfer initiatives occurring between 1950 and the late 1960s, that increased agricultural production worldwide, particularly in the developing world.

67. 

'Blue Revolution' is related to?

A. Food grain Production
B. Fruit Production
C. Fertilizer Production
D. Fish Production

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The term blue revolution refers to the remarkable emergence of aquaculture as an important and highly productive agricultural activity.

68. 

overnment approved Phase-I of Bharatmala Pariyojana along Indo-Nepal Border areas with financial outlay of __________.

A. Rs 4,15,000 crores
B. Rs 5,35,000 crores
C. Rs 6,25,000 crores
D. Rs 2,18,000 crores

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin J Gadkari in a written reply in Rajya Sabha mentioned that the Phase-I of Bharatmala Pariyojana received the approval with the financial outlay of Rs 5,35,000 crore to develop 24,800 km Highways along with 10,000 km residual National Highways Development Project (NHDP) stretches over a period of 5 years. Outlay of Rs 25,000 crore is approved for the development of Border & International Connectivity roads for a length of 2000 km. Along Indo-Nepal Border, the balance work of Piprakothi-Motihari-Raxaul on NH-28A of about 69 km length with civil cost of approximately Rs 334 crore was awarded in December, 2018. Commenced in February, 2019 it is expected to complete in 12 months.

69. 

What is the percentage of additional tax that the listed companies are liable to pay in the case of buyback of share?

A. 15%
B. 20%
C. 25%
D. 26%

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

20% is the percentage of additional tax that the listed companies are liable to pay in the case of buyback of share?

70. 

The government has fixed the price of the new series of Sovereign Gold Bonds, recently. It is;

A. Rs 2,551 Per gram
B. Rs 3,443 per gram
C. Rs 3,147 Per Gram
D. Rs 2,897 Per Gram

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The government fixed the price of the new series of Sovereign Gold Bonds (SGBs) at Rs 3,443 per gram opening July 8, 2019. In consultation with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the Centre decided to allow a discount of Rs 50 per gram from the issue price (Rs 3,393 per gram) to those investors who apply online and if the payment is made through digital mode. SGBs will be issued every month from June 2019 to September 2019. Under SGB scheme, launched in November 2015, bonds are denominated in units of one gram of gold and multiples thereof. Minimum Investment in bonds is 1 gram and a maximum limit of subscription of 500 gram/person/fiscal year (April-March). Maximum Limit of subscription is 4 kg for an individual and Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) and 20 kg for trusts and similar entities per fiscal.