Analysing the IAS Prelims 2016 | Current affairs heavy | Q21-30

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#21. Purpose of Gold Bond Scheme/ Gold Monetisation Scheme?

This should be doable for someone who has studied the scheme. Look up the infograph on CD Explains

#22. Belt and road initiative is sometimes mentioned in news in context of which country

There shouldn’t be a single soul who would have got this one wrong. It has china written all over it.

#23. Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojna. What about it?

Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana: Funding the unfunded

#24. Shale gas reserves found in which region?

It’s a static question – relates to resources and distribution but do you remember one related question being asked a few years back – gaur gum exports to US (for shale gas).

Wait for the answer keys by Dr. V

#25. Global Financial Stability Report is prepared by?

Hope you got this one. IMF does it. We had pushed a timely blog on this because UPSC is invariably putting one such question every year.

#26. Regarding Atal Pension Yojna – which of the following statements are correct?

We covered the scheme categorically here but to be fair, some of you might have found this one difficult (to affirm the statements, line by line). We will wait for Dr. V to comment more.

From Jan Dhan to Jan Suraksha: A Journey towards Financial Inclusion and Security

#27. RCEP appears in context of which group of countries?

ASEAN, what else?

What is the significance of RCEP for India?

#28. Where can you find BEE Star ratings?

This is a common sense question – You would find these ratings in everything that uses electricity (Small or big labels). But still – should you be curious as to why UPSC veered towards it – here’s a hint from a newly established EESL

#29. India and the significance of International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor

We did not cover this – but this news has its root dating back to 2014


#30. A match the following question on Indian Heritage

Static stuff.

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