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Q.1) Consider the following statements with respect to 'Agri-Market Infrastructure Fund (AMIF) 1. It is to be created with NABARD 2. It will provide subsidised loans to states and Union Territories for agricultural produce market committee (APMC) mandis and gramin agricultural markets (GrAMs) .Select the correct statements a. 1Only b. 2 Only c. Both 1 and 2 d. Neither 1 nor 2
Solution (c) Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approveda corpus of 2,000 crore for Agri Market Infrastructure Fund (AMIF) .to be created with Nabard for development and upgrade of .The fund will provide subsidised loans to states and Union .and 10,000 gramin agricultural markets (GrAMs). agricultural marketing infrastructure in rural and regulated wholesale markets. Territories for - 585 agricultural produce market committee (APMC) mandis . The state governments may also access AMIF for innovative integrated market infrastructure projects, including hub and spoke mode and in private public-partnership mode. .In these GrAMs, physical and basic infrastructure will be strengthened using MGNREGA and other government schemes The scheme being demand-driven, progress will depend on demand from states .
Q.2) Which of the following are examples of Indo-Saracenic Architecture? 1. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai 2. Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi 3. Madras High Court, Chennai Select the correct code: a. 1 and2 b. 2 and3 c. 1 and3 d. All of the above
Solution (d) All are examples of Indo Saracenic Architectural Structures Indo-Saracenic architecture in India came into prominence during the later parts of the nineteenth century .With the coming of this pattern, a majority of the patrons felt that there was requirement to be a part of a particular style which at times led to a highly inventive blending of Western and Oriental desigrn In the later half of the 19th century the revivalists gained ground and there was also a good reason for it. Victorian Indo-Saracenic buildings were part of the British response to rising Indian nationalism Paradoxically, they helped to foster it by reviving a cultural awareness of the rich and glorious past of India. They were sophisticated symbols of the Imperial presence. The outward camouflage may be Indian and Indian labour may have been used, but the designs, plans and overall control remained British, in much the same way as the British remained the power behind the princely states. This transmutation of a national Gothic image into Indo-Saracenic forms is . . . an indication of how the Raj began to adapt its image to make itself more palatable to the rapidly rising middle class of India.
Presidency College and Senate House at Chennai (Madras) Lukshmi Vilas Palace Baroda
. Q.3) 'Washington Treaty' is associated with a. NATO b. Arctic Council c. The Quad d. NAFTA
Solution (a) The North Atlantic Treaty, . also referred to as the Washington Treaty, is the treaty that forms the legal basis of, and is implemented by, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) The treaty was signed in Washington, D.C.
Q.4) Consider the following statements about 'National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCAY 1. Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Act, 2006 provides for creating the National Tiger Conservation Authority It is a statutory body under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change 2. .Select the correct statements a. 1Only b. 2 Only c. Both 1 and 2 d. Neither 1 nor 2
Conservation of Gir Lions After as many as 23 lions died in Gujarat's Saving the roar . The Centre and the Gujarat government have joined hands for the conservation of the Asiatic Lion. A look at the the present situation of lions in the State virus infection), the Centre and the Gujarat government have announced a 97.85 crore Asiatic Lion Conservation Project. A key outcome of the project is to have a dedicated veterinary institute, "lion ambulances", and back-up stocks of vaccinesTotwl that may be required. The Gujarat government has envisaged a 'Greater Gir' that includes, other than the existing Gir National Park, sanctuaries in Girnar, Pania and Mitiyala. Key aspects of the conservation project include undertaking "habitat improvement" measures, making more sources of water available, creating a wildlife crime cell, and a task force for the Greater Gir region. Total number of lions Diseases they Lion habitats in State 523 battle: rabies, canine-distm Gir Sanctuary 2010 411 per virus, canine 1153 sq km feline immu- virus and feline 359 Gujarat Forest parvovirus, Gir National Park: Department census in 2015 2001 nodeficiency 258 qkm Girnar Sanctuary: 178.80 sq km Pania Sanctuary: 39.64 sq km Mitiyala Sanctuary: leukemia virus Key aspects of conservation project A dedlcated . More water sources veterinary instituteA GPS-based Lion ambus tracking system An automated sensor grld with ugnetic sersors, move 18.22 sq km mant sensors and infro -red beat sensors 1648.78 sq km .
Key facts: IUCN Status: Endangered The lion is one of five pantherine cats inhabiting India, along with the . . Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, . snow leopard and clouded leopard. .It was also known as . "Indian lion" and . "Persian lion"
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