Which one of the following mission is aimed at studying the deep interiors of Mars in the first time?

MAVEN Mission

Opportunity rover Mission

Curiosity Mission

Insight Mission

Answer: (d) Insight Mission


In NEWS: NASA’s InSight lander detects two medium marsquakes on the Red Planet


Consider the following Statements with respect to Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme

It aims to provide collateral-free loans to micro, small and medium enterprises

It was launched as part of the Covid-19 relief package called the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.

National Credit Guarantee Trustee Company (NCGTC) is the guarantee provider under the ECLGS scheme.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct? 

1 only

2 and 3 only

1 and 2 only

1,2 and 3

Answer: (d) 1, 2 and 3


In NEWS: Govt. extends emergency credit line guarantee scheme till June

The government extended the ₹3-lakh-crore emergency credit line guarantee scheme by another three months till June 30

Under ECLGS 3.0, business enterprises in the hospitality, travel and tourism, leisure and sporting sectors would be able to avail credit.

It involves the extension of credit of up to 40% of the total credit outstanding from 20% earlier.

The tenor of loans granted under ECLGS 3.0 is six years, including a moratorium period of two years.

About Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme

Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme(ECLGS) was launched as part of the Covid-19 relief package called the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. Hence, statement 2 is correct.

Under the Scheme, 100% guarantee coverage to be provided by National Credit Guarantee Trustee Company Limited (NCGTC) for additional funding of up to Rs. 3 lakh crore to eligible MSMEs and interested MUDRA borrowers. Hence, statement 1 is correct and statement 3 is correct.

The credit will be provided in the form of a Guaranteed Emergency Credit Line (GECL) facility.

The Scheme would be applicable to all loans sanctioned under GECL Facility

The Scheme aims at mitigating the economic distress faced by MSMEs by providing them additional funding in the form of a fully guaranteed emergency credit line.

The main objective is to provide an incentive to Member Lending Institutions (MLIs), i.e., Banks, Financial Institutions (FIs) and NBFCs to increase access to, and enable the availability of additional funding facility to MSME borrowers.

It aims to provide a 100 per cent guarantee for any losses suffered by them due to non-repayment of the GECL funding by borrowers.

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/govt-extends-emergency-credit-line-guarantee-scheme-till-june/article34209105.ece




Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/india-qatar-join-hands-to-ward-off-narco-challenge/articleshow/81902139.cms

Select the correct code from the options given below

  1. Satluj River
  2. Beas River
  3. Ravi river
  4. Chenab River

Answer: (d) Chenab River


In NEWS: Arch of world’s highest railway bridge on Chenab completed

Source: https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/chandigarh-news/arch-of-world-s-highest-railway-bridge-on-chenab-completed-101617653356338.html

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct? 

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3.  1 and 2 only
  4. 1,2 and 3

Answer: (b) 2 and 3 only


In NEWS: At 7.2%, India blends record ethanol with petrol in first 4 months

 About Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme

Source: https://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/at-7-2-india-blends-record-ethanol-with-petrol-in-first-4-months-121040500016_1.html#:~:text=Ethanol%20blending%20in%20India%20has,per%20cent%20blending%20by%202022.

From the above options, which of the materials are advised by the Oil Marketing Companies to acquire ethanol under EBP Programme?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 4 only
  4. 1,2,3 and 4

Answer: (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


Procurement of ethanol

The OMCs are advised to acquire ethanol on the following priority order under the programme: Hence Option (d) is correct

About Ethanol

Source: https://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/at-7-2-india-blends-record-ethanol-with-petrol-in-first-4-months-121040500016_1.html#:~:text=Ethanol%20blending%20in%20India%20has,per%20cent%20blending%20by%202022.

9.Recently the term E9 initiative is seen in news, is related to which of the following area?

  1. Inflation Targeting
  2. Fisheries Subsidy at WTO
  3. Education for All
  4. Women & Child’s Health

Answer: (c) Education for All


In NEWS: MoS for Education Sanjay Dhotre to attend consultation meeting of Education Ministers of E9 countries

About E9 initiative

Source: http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=413609#:~:text=Minister%20of%20State%20for%20Education,towards%20Sustainable%20Development%20Goal%204.

  1. 10.If another global financial crisis happens in the near future, which of the following action/policies are most likely to give some immunity to India? 
  2. Not depending on short – term foreign borrowings 
  3. Opening up to more foreign banks 
  4. Maintaining full capital account convertibility 

Select the correct answer using the code given below: 

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 3 only 
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Answer: (a) 1 only