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What are theFactors influencing Inflation
1. Behaviour of the monsoon 2. Trend in global oil prices 3. Exchange Rates (a) 1 and 2 (b) 1 and 3 (c) 2 and 3 (d) All of the above
Ans D Factors influencing Inflationthere are some factors that could spring a surprise on the upside, such as the behaviour of the monsoon and the trend in global oil prices, both of which feed directly into inflationary expectations. Early forecasts indicate a strong possibility of a below-normal monsoon due to ElNiňo. Such an event would cast a shadow on agricultural output, and consequently the food prices. Similarly, global oil prices are now edging close to the $70 a barrel mark on the back of production cuts by the OPEC cartel.
Who inspired the Bhakti movement in Assam?
A. Srimanta Sankardev B. Jaya Prakas Narayan C. Basavapunnaiah D. Nimbkar, Krishnabai
Ans A Sankardev inspired theBhakti movementAssam just in asGuruNanak,Ramananda,Namdev,Kabir,Basava andChaitanya Mahaprabhu inspired it elsewhere in the Indian subcontinent. His influence spread even to some kingdoms as the Matak Kingdom founded by Bharat Singha, and consolidated by Sarbanda Singha in the latter 18th century endorsed his teachings
With reference to National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) choose the correct one
1. It is a fund created by the Government of India. 2. It is for enhancing infrastructure financing in the country. 3. It is Same as the National Investment Fund. (a) 1 and 2 (b) 1 and 3 (c) 2 and 3 (d) All of the above
Ans a National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) is a fund created by the Government of India for enhancing infrastructure financing in the country. This is different from the National Investment Fund. Objective: to maximize economic impact mainly through infrastructure development in commercially viable projects, both greenfield and brownfield, including stalled projects. NIIF was proposed to be set up as a Trust, to raise debt to invest in the equity of infrastructure finance companies such as Indian Rail Finance Corporation (IRFC) and National Housing Bank (NHB). NIIF is envisaged as afund of fundsto make directwith the ability investments as required. As a fund of fund it may invest in other SEBI registered funds.
What is Kessler syndrome which was recently in news
A. It is related to formation of planetary motion , known as the nebular hypothesis, maintains that 4.6 billion years ago B. It is a situation wherein the density of objects in theLowEarth Orbit grows so high thatcollisionsbetween two objects could cause amassivecascade C. It is a a cosmologicalmodelin which the Sun is assumed to lie at or near a central point D. None
Ans B The Kessler syndrome, proposed by the NASA scientist Donald J. Kessler in 1978, is a scenario in which the density of objects in low Earth orbit is high enough that collisions between objects could cause a cascade where each collision generates space debris that increases the likelihood of further collisions
Consider the following statements regarding the Black soil:1. It is a soil group typical to the dry and hot regions of the Peninsula. 2. In general, black soils of uplands are of low fertility while those in the valleys are very fertile. 3. The black colour is due to the presence of a small proportion of titaniferous magnetite or iron and black constituents of the parent rock. (a) 1 and 2 (b) 1 and 3 (c) 2 and 3 (d) All of the above
Ans D These soils are best suited for cotton crop. Hence these soils are called as regur and black cotton soils. Other major crops grown on the black soils include wheat, jowar, linseed, virginia tobacco, castor, sunflower and millets. Rice and sugarcane are equally important where irrigation facilities are available. Large varieties of vegetables and fruits are also successfully grown on the black soils. This soil has been used for growing a variety of crops for centuries without adding fertilizers and manures, with little or no evidence of exhaustion.