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26. 

Which edition of 'All India Tiger Estimation-2018, report was released by Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar?

A. 4th
B. 3rd
C. 5th
D. 2nd

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

On 28th July 2020, the eve of Global Tiger Day 2020, Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) released a report of 4th All India Tiger Estimation-2018, the Status of Tigers Copredators and Prey in India. It assesses the status of tigers in terms of the spatial occupancy and density of individual populations across India.

27. 

The Power Finance Corporation signed agreement with which IIT for training, research and Entrepreneurship Development (ED) in smart grid technology?

A. IIT Calcutta
B. IIT Delhi
C. IIT-Kanpur
D. IIT Madras

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The PFC (Power Finance Corporation) signed an agreement with the Indian Institute of Technology- Kanpur (IIT-K) in order to provide training, research and Entrepreneurship Development (ED) in Smart grid technology. Objective: To provide support for the IIT-Kanpur to develop the infrastructure of the research and development on smart grid technology. Budget: The PFC will provide financial assistance of Rs. 2.38 crore to the IIT-K under its CSR initiative.

28. 

Under which Yojana Union Home Minister Amit Shah distributed 100 electric potters wheels to 100 trained artisans of Gujarat?

A. PM Rojgar Yojana
B. Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana
C. Kumhar rojgar Yojana
D. Shramik Sashaktikaran Yojana

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Under the 'Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana' of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) Union Home Minister Amit Shah distributed 100 electric potters wheels to 100 trained artisans of Gujarat in a programme at the Gandhinagar constituency through video conferencing from New Delhi.

29. 

PM Modi virtually launched high throughput COVID-19 testing facilities at which Indian cities?

A. Mumbai
B. Noida
C. Kolkata
D. All of the above

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually launched three high throughput COVID-19 testing facilities at Kolkata, Mumbai and Noida to increase the test capacity by 10000 tests per day in each city. The COVID-19 testing facilities are established in the national institutes of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

30. 

Indian railways set the target to use Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag for tracking wagons by which year?

A. 2023
B. 2022
C. 2025
D. 2021

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Indian Railways is on a mission to RFID Tag all wagons by December 2022. The Indian Railways will complete this process of fitting radio-frequency identification tags (RFID) in all the wagons by December 2022. These tags will be used for tracking all wagons.