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21. 

The national conclave on Emerging Opportunities in the natural gas sector was held in which city?

A. Agra
B. New Delhi
C. Lucknow
D. Navsari

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The national conclave on Emerging Opportunities in the natural gas sector was held on 23 January in New Delhi. It was graced by Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan. The present share of gas in the energy basket of the country is 6.2% and the target is to take it to 15% by 2030. In India, Gujarat has a 26% share of gas-based energy.

22. 

Private all-women cab service has recently been launched from which airport?

A. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata
B. Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi
C. Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru
D. Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport, Lucknow

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Private all-women cab service has recently been launched from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi. The move is to make women feel safe in the national capital.

23. 

Ministry of Rural Developmentwith whichfoundation has signed MoU to strengthen grassroots institutions?

A. Smile Foundation
B. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
C. The American India Foundation Trust
D. Agewell Foundation

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana, National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM).The MoU aims to strengthen grassroots institutions of the rural poor.

24. 

What is India's rank in 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index?

A. 36th
B. 49th
C. 64th
D. 72nd

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

India was ranked 72nd (up 8 places) in 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI). Switzerland topped the list of 132 countries, followed by the US and Singapore. Launched by INSEAD, GTCI ranks countries on the basis of their ability to grow, attract and retain talent.

25. 

GAIL has planned to invest over _______ to expand the National Gas Pipeline Grid?

A. Rs.10,000 crores
B. Rs.22,000 crores
C. Rs.30,000 crores
D. Rs.45,000 crores

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

GAIL India Ltd. plans to invest over Rs.45,000 crore over the next five years. The move is to expand the National Gas Pipeline Grid and city gas distribution network. The investment aims to boost the greater use of environment-friendly fuel.