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Current Affairs Quiz , 20 Jun 2020
- June 22, 2020
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- Category: Quizes
1) Keeladi excavations proves that an urban civilisation existed in Tamil Nadu in the Sangam era. It is found on the banks of the river
• Excavations in Keeladi prove that an urban civilisation existed in Tamil Nadu in the Sangam era on the banks of the river Vaigai.
• Skeletal remains of a child excavated as part of Keeladi’s 6th phase excavation. The skeleton was found buried between two terracotta urns.
2) PM Street Vendor’s Atma Nirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi), a scheme to provide affordable loan of up to ₹10,000 to more than 50 lakh streetvendors, is implemented by
a) Small Industries Development Bank of India
b) Reserve Bank of India
d) None of the above
• The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has signed MoU with Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) in order to engage SIDBI as the Implementation Agency for PM Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) – a Special Micro-Credit Facility for Street Vendors.
3) GAFA tax, recently heard in news, is directed at
a) High net worth individuals
b) Digital giant companies
c) Waste management companies
d) None of the above
• GAFA tax—named after Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon—is a proposed digital tax to be levied on large technology and internet companies. France has decided to introduce the tax (3% tax on revenues from digital activities).
4) Satyabhama Portal allows online submission of project proposals along with monitoring of the projects and utilization of funds / grants. It is launched by Ministry of
b) Commerce and Industry
d) Petroleum and Natural Gas
• It is launched by Ministry of Mines; Designed, developed and implemented by National Informatics Centre (NIC), Mines Informatics Division. SATYABHAMA stands for Science and Technology Yojana for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in Mining Advancement.
5) Recently released Rule of Law Index-2020 ranks India at
• On March 11, the World Justice Project announced the Rule of Law Index and ranked India in the 69th position.
• It measures countries’ rule of law performance across eight factors:(1) Constraints on Government Powers, (2) Absence of Corruption, (3) Open Government, (4) Fundamental Rights, (5) Order and Security, (6) Regulatory Enforcement, (7) Civil Justice, and (8) Criminal Justice.