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The Water Taxi service will connect the twin cities of Navi Mumbai to the mainland of Mumbai.

By V. Rajendra Sharma

Hyderabad: Familiarity with national policies, international days and dates, and foreign affairs reports is essential for candidates.

1) Meri Policy Mere Hath is related to?

a. Ayushman Bharat
b. Farmers

vs. MSME sector

D. textiles

Answer: (b)

Explanation: The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare will launch “Meri Policy Mere Hath”, which is a door-to-door delivery campaign to provide crop insurance policies to farmers under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana ( PMFBY). The campaign aims to ensure that all farmers are aware of all information about their policies, land records, claims and grievance process under the PMFBY.

2) To implement the REWARD program, which two Indian states are getting a loan from the World Bank?
a. Karnataka, Gujarat
b. Maharashtra, Assam

vs. Karnataka, Odisha
D. Odisha, Andhra Pradesh

Answer: (c)
Explanation: The Government of India, the state governments of Karnataka and Odisha have signed a loan agreement with the World Bank worth a total of $115 million (Rs 869 crore) for the Rejuvenating Watersheds for Agricultural Resilience through Innovative Development program (REWARD).

3) Is International Mother Language Day…?
a. February 18
b. February 19

vs. February 20
D. the 21st of February

Answer: (d)

Explanation: International Mother Language Day (IMDL) is celebrated on February 21 every year. The day aims to raise awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and to promote multilingualism. IMLD Day was announced by UNESCO on 17 November 1999 and officially recognized by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 2002. The theme for 2022 is “Using Technology for Multilingual Learning: Challenges and Opportunities” .

4) Asia’s largest bio-NGV plant was launched in ?
a. Sikkim
b. Madhya Pradesh

vs. Punjab
D. Manipur

Answer: (b)
Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a 550-ton capacity ‘Gobar-Dhan (Bio-CNG) plant’ in Indore, Madhya Pradesh on February 19, 2022, via video conference. It is the largest Bio-CNG plant in Asia. It was set up at a cost of Rs 150 crore. Gobar Dhan factory is based on the concept of waste-to-wealth innovation.

5) With which of the following countries, India signed the CEPA on February 18? (vs)
a. Sri Lanka

b. Japan

vs. United Arab Emirates

D. Singapore

Answer: (c)

Explanation: India and the United Arab Emirates have entered into a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA). CEPA is a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries to increase bilateral trade from the current $60 billion to $100 billion over the next 5 years. This CEPA is India’s first bilateral trade agreement in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region.

6) According to UNCTAD, world trade increased in 2021, the reason is?

a. Rise in commodity prices

b. Lowering pandemic restrictions

vs. Economic recovery plans

D. All the foregoing

Answer: (d)

Explanation: The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) released its 2022 Annual World Trade Update on February 17, 2022, which shows that the value of world trade, both in goods and services, has reached a record high of $28.5 trillion in 2021. The main factors behind the positive trend in trade in 2021 are rising commodity prices, easing of pandemic-related restrictions and a strong recovery in demand thanks to economic recovery plans.

7) India’s first water taxi service was inaugurated in ?

a. Bombay
b. Cochin

vs. Bhubaneswar
D. Puri

Respond to)
Explanation: Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal launched India’s first water taxi service in Maharashtra on February 17, 2022, from the new jetty at Belapur. The Water Taxi service will connect the twin cities of Navi Mumbai to the mainland of Mumbai. It will be for the first time that South Mumbai and Navi Mumbai will be connected by fast and reliable transport services, which will help reduce travel time.

8) When will the G-20 summit in India take place?
a. 2021
b. 2022
vs. 2023
D. 2024

Answer: (c)
Explanation: For the first in India, the G20 summit will be held in 2023. India will hold the presidency of the G20 from December 1, 2022 to November 30, 2023. For its preparation, the government has approved the establishment of a G20 secretariat and its reporting structure. The G20 secretariat will be guided by a Supreme Committee headed by the Prime Minister

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