1.Recently how many agreements were signed between India and Afghanistan for development of educational infrastructure?
a. 7
b. 8
c. 5
d. 3

ANSWER: c. 5
These five agreements have been made between the Government of India, the Ministry of Economy of Afghanistan and the Ministry of Education of Afghanistan. This agreement is in accordance with the commitments of the Indian government to pursue bilateral relations with Afghanistan. In the last 2 decades, India has initiated 3 billion US dollar development projects in Afghanistan. The value of these 5 agreements is 2.6 million. These funds will be used to develop educational infrastructure in five provinces of Afghanistan.

2.Recently which state government has started ‘Balram Yojana’ to give crop loans to landless farmers?
a. Bihar
b. Punjab
c. Karnataka
d. Odisha

ANSWER: d. Odisha
Government of Odisha has started ‘Balram Yojana’ to give crop loans to landless farmers. Under the new scheme, landless farmers will get loans through Joint Liability Groups (JLGs). Under the ‘Balram Yojana’, the government has set a target of providing agricultural loans to 7 lakh landless farmers in the next two years. In rural and small towns, about 7000 branches of several banks and primary agricultural cooperatives will coordinate the implementation. The scheme has come in collaboration with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development.

3.Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Asia’s largest solar power plant in Rewa district of which state on 10 July 2020?
a. Himachal Pradesh
b. Madhya Pradesh
c. Tamil Nadu
d. Karnataka

Asia’s largest solar power plant has been installed in Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh . Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate 750 MW ultra mega solar power plant to the nation through video conferencing. It is a joint venture of Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited, MP Energy Development Corporation Limited and Solar Energy Corporation of India. There are 3 units for generating electricity from solar energy inside the plant. The three units will generate 250-250 MW of electricity.

4.Which of the following became the first state in the country to provide gas connections to all households?
a. Bihar
b. Himachal Pradesh
c. Karnataka
d. Jharkhand

ANSWER: b. Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur claims that Himachal Pradesh has become the first state in the country where LPG gas connection is available in every household. Chief Minister Jairam Thakur said that with the aim of providing clean fuel to the poor people of the state, the government decided to start the Himachal Grahani Suvidha Yojana and under this scheme 2 lakh 76 thousand 243 families have been given free gas connections. Himachal Grihini Suvidha Yojana The Himachal Grihini Suvidha Yojana was launched in May 2018 to provide LPG gas connections to the abandoned families under the Ujjwala scheme of the Central Government.

5.In order to promote Indian languages, All India Radio recently aired the first news program in which language?
a. Sanskrit
b. Hindi
c. Punjabi
d. Bhojpuri

This first Sanskrit program on Sanskrit Akashvani is named ‘Sanskrit Saptahiki’. A news magazine program of about 20 minutes can be heard on AIR every Saturday. At the same time, this program will be telecast again on Sunday. According to the official information released in this regard, the program will include major activities throughout the week, topics like Sanskrit literature, philosophy, history, art and culture. At the same time, many sections like Sukti, context, Sanskrit philosophy, knowledge science, Bal-Vallari and Ek Bharat-Shrestha Bharat will also be included.