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6. 

Which one is cooperating with NITI Aayog to ensure the successful implementation of the Van Dhan Yojana?

A. FCI
B. HAFED
C. TRIFED
D. NABARD

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

In keeping with the slogans of "Atmanirbhar Bharat" and "Be Vocal for Local Buy Tribal", to achieve the goal of "SabkaSaath, SabkaVikas", TRIFED is cooperating with NITI Aayog to ensure the successful implementation of the Van Dhan Yojana in the area.

7. 

Which city has been added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Site?

A. Kalibangan
B. Dholavira
C. Bangalore
D. Jaipur

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

A Harappan-era city, Dholavira has been added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Site. Dholavira is located in Gujarat's Rann of Kutch.

8. 

Which one has got a loan of $250 million from the International Finance Corporation (IFC)?

A. IRDA
B. HDFC Ltd
C. SEBI
D. SBI

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

HDFC Ltd has got a loan of $250 million from International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank Group, to be used by India's largest housing finance company for green housing.

9. 

The AERAI (Amendment) Bill 2021 increased the threshold of annual passenger traffic in a major airport to Rs. ____ ?

A. 20 lakh
B. 25 lakh
C. 35 lakh
D. 50 lakh

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Parliamentary Standing Committee has approved the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2021, without any changes. The Bill amends the term 'major airport' to include the group of airports. It also increased the threshold of annual passenger traffic in a major airport to 35 lakh. Previously, an airport with annual traffic of more than 15 lakh was called a major airport. AERA will regulate tariffs and other charges for aeronautical services for major airports and also a group of airports.

10. 

In which house of the Indian Parliament, the Essential Defense Services Bill has been introduced recently?

A. Rajya Sabha
B. Rajasthan Court
C. Lok Sabha
D. Planning Commission

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The Essential Defense Services Bill has been introduced recently in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian Parliament. The purpose of which is to prevent the employees of all state-owned ordnance factories from going on strike across the country. In this bill, the government will be able to declare the services mentioned as essential defence services.