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How many new electric buses sanctioned under the FAME Scheme?

A. 451
B. 583
C. 626
D. 670

Answer: Option D


The Government of India recently sanctioned 670 Electric buses and 241 charging stations under phase II of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME) Scheme. The scheme was launched to enhance the electric mobility in the country.


In which year Neena Gupta's memoir 'Sach Kahun Toh' will be out?

A. 2020
B. 2021
C. 2022
D. 2023

Answer: Option B


Award-winning actor Neena Gupta will to come out with her memoir titled 'Sach Kahun Toh', talking about her personal and professional life. The book will be published under Penguin 'Ebury Press' imprint and is scheduled to be out in 2021. The memoir will give detail about her life, from her childhood in Delhi's Karol Bagh, to her time at the National School of Drama, to her move to Bombay in the 1980s, as well as her struggles to find work.


Indian Government increased SDRF spending limit by states to what percent to tackle COVID situation?

A. 20%-40%
B. 25%-45%
C. 30%-45%
D. 25%-35%

Answer: Option D


The Centre has revised ceiling for utilisation of State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) from 25 to 35% to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, officials said. The move comes after several states and union territories demanded higher allocation of funds for setting up of shelter camps, quarantine activities, sample collection and screening, they added.


What is the name of the heckthon has been planned by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) under National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP)?

D. None of these

Answer: Option A


A hackathon named "KRITAGYA" has been planned by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) under National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP). This hackathon has been planned to promote potential technology solutions for enhancing farm mechanization with special emphasis on women friendly equipments. Students, faculties and innovators/entrepreneurs from any university / technical institution across the country can apply and participate in the event in the form of a group.


Railway planned to complete 100 % electrification of its broad gauge routes by which year?

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

Answer: Option C


Railways has planned for 100 percent electrification of its broad gauge routes by 2023. This was stated by the Railway Minister Piyush Goyal in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today. The Minister informed that around 63 per cent broad gauge lines have already been electrified out of a total 63,631 route kilometres as on 1st of April this year.