Government of India,World Bank and representatives of 5 States of India signed loan agreement worth _______ million for the Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP)?
The World Bank, the Government of India and representatives of 5 States of Government of India and Implementing Agencies signed in New Delhi the Loan Agreement for Additional Financing of $137 Million for the Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP). This agreement will help rehabilitate and modernize over 220 selected large dams in the States of Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand. The $137 Million Loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), has a 3-year grace period, and a final maturity of 16 years.
Who won the Chameli Devi Jain Award 2018 for outstanding women journalist?
The bilingual correspondent with the BBC Priyanka Dubey has been named for the Chameli Devi Jain Award for an Outstanding Woman Journalist for the year 2018. The jury honoured Priyanka Dubey for her multi-faceted, investigative and interrogative reportage which took up the burning and complex social and political issues and uncovering the reality underlying them showing them to be layered, complex, and and variegated. The Chameli Devi Jain Award awards women journalists for their exceptional contribution to the cause of journalism upholding standards of excellence through a sustained body of work.
Who has been chosen for the ‘Yashwantrao Chavan National Award 2018’?
Harun Rashid Khan
Shri S S Mundra
Raghuram Rajan, former governor of RBI has been chosen for the ‘Yashwantrao Chavan National Award 2018’ by Yashwantrao Chavan Prathisthan for his contribution to economic development. Raghuram Rajan will be presented with the award at the 106th birth anniversary of Yashwantrao Chavan on March 12. Raghuram Rajan is credited with steering Indian economy during turbulent times during the post-global financial crisis period.
India and along with which country started the bilateral joint exercise “Al Nagah”?
Al Nagah III is the third in the series of the bilateral joint exercise between India and Oman. It will be held between March 12 to March 25 at Oman. Al Nagah III will be held at Jabel Al Akhdar Mountains in Oman. The 14-day exercise will see both the armies exchanging expertise and experience in tactics, weapon handling and firing. The exercise is aimed to enhance interoperability in counterterrorist operations in semi-urban mountainous terrain.
Highest number of free LPG connection is distributed in which of the following state as a part of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)?
The government allotted its 7-croreth free cooking gas (LPG) connection, as a part of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY).7 crore free LPG connections have been issued in the past 34 months which approximates to almost 69,000 connections per day.This scheme was launched on 1st May, 2016 with the aim of issuing 5 crore connections to women from poor families.42% of the total connections have been issued to SC/ST.The highest number of connections have been issues in Uttar Pradesh (1.26 crore), followed by West Bengal (78 lakhs) and Bihar (77.51 lakh).
Which of the following bank became the first bank to link its interest rate on savings account with balance above Rs. 1 lakh and short-term loans to the repo rate of the Reserve Bank of India?
State Bank of India
The State Bank of India (SBI) became the first bank to link its interest rate on savings account with balance above Rs. 1 lakh and short-term loans to the repo rate of the Reserve Bank of India. This shall be effective from 1st May 2019.The current repo rate of RBI is 6.25%.The bank will link savings accounts with balance greater than Rs. 1 lakh to repo rate at current effective rate of 3.5% (2.75 percentage points lower than the current repo rate of 6.25%).All cash credit accounts and overdrafts having limits greater than Rs. 1 lakh shall also be linked to the benchmark policy rate, plus a spread of 2.25%—amounting to 8.5%.A risk premium, above 8.5%, will be charged on these loans on the basis of the risk profile of the borrower.The interest rate on home loans will continue to be determined by MCLR (marginal cost of funds-based lending rate).
Which of the following organization appointed Ashu Khullar as its CEO of the India business?
Ashu Khullar has been appointed by the Citibank as its India head, w.e.f 1st April 2019. He currently holds the position of head of Asia-Pacific capital markets. He succeeds Pramit Jhaveri who has been appointed as the Vice Chairman of banking, capital markets and advisory for Asia Pacific from April 1. Since the post of Vice Chairman of banking, capital markets and advisory has been specially created for Pramit Jhaveri, he has no predecessor. They’ll be required to report to Francisco Aristeguieta, CEO of Citigroup Asia Pacific.
Manpreet Vohra was appointed as the next India’s Ambassador to which of the following country?
Shri Manpreet Vohra (IFS:1988), presently Additional Secretary in the Ministry has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Mexico and is expected to take up the assignment shortly.
Who was appointed as the Ambassador of India to the Republic of El Salvador?
None of these
Shri B. S. Mubarak, (IFS:2001) presently Ambassador of India to the Republic of Guatemala, has been concurrently accredited as the nextAmbassador of India to the Republic of El Salvador, with residence inGuatemala City. Shri Kishan Dan Dewal, presently Deputy High Commissioner of India to theRepublic of Mauritius, has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Armenia and is expected to take up the assignment shortly.
When was the National Immunisation Day observed?
On 9th March 2019, the Pulse Polio programme was launched by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind. The launch took place by administering polio drops to children below five years at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi. The programme was launched on the eve of National Immunisation Day which shall be observed on 10th March 2019. Under this programme, more than 17 crore children aged below 5 years shall be administered with polio drops.The injectable inactivated polio vaccine has also been introduced under this programme.Mission Indradhanush has also been launched by the government for achieving an aim of 90% full immunisation coverage. Around 3.39 crore children and 87 lakh pregnant women received vaccination under Mission Indradhanush. Mission Indradhanush has also played a significant role in decline of Infant Mortality Rate from 39 in 2014 to 32 per 1,000 live births in 2017.