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Current Affairs - 23 June 2015

Lalitgate: Nitin Gadkari meets Vasundhara Raje, says charges against her 'baseless'
  • JAIPUR: Amid the raging row over Lalit Modi's linkages with Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje, Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday met her here and said the BJP as well as the central government are strongly behind her as "accusations" against her have "no substance". 

    Lalitgate: Nitin Gadkari meets Vasundhara Raje, says charges against her 'baseless'Gadkari, a senior BJP leader, insisted that Raje had done no wrong and said that such issues should not be brought into politics

    "The allegations against Vasundhara Raje are baseless.... Vasundhara ji legally, logically, ethically is completely correct. There is no fault of hers anywhere," the Union road transport and highways minister told reporters amid the raging row over the linkages of the chief minister and her son with Lalit Modi who is facing ED probe for alleged money laundering in an IPL tournament.

    "These accusations have no substance. Doing this kind of politics is not right," he said, adding "BJP, of the Centre, the state and the government is standing behind Vasundhara fully. 

Row over Ansari escalates, Cong accuses BJP of "divisive" politics
  • NEW DELHI: The row over BJP general secretary Ram Madhav questioning Vice-President Hamid Ansari's absence at the Yoga Day celebrations escalated on Monday, with Congress accusing the ruling party of playing "divisive" politics and the latter clarifying he was not invited because of protocol issues.

    Minister of state for AYUSH Shripad Naik, whose ministry organised the International Day of Yoga event at Rajpath on Sunday, said when Prime Minister is the chief guest at a programme, the President or Vice-President cannot be invited as per protocol as the two are above the PM in order of precedence.

    "When the Prime Minister is chief guest, then inviting the Vice-President is not proper. That's why we did not send the invite to him. President and Vice President are above the Prime Minister as per order of precedence and we cannot invite them accordingly," he said.

    Seeking to downplay the controversy, Naik said Madhav has withdrawn his statement and added it may have happened by mistake.

    "It may have happened by mistake. It should have been avoided, but we agreed to our mistake," he said.

    In the wake of government's clarification on the issue, the Vice President's Office said the matter is closed for them as the Minister's statement "seems logical".

    "For us that's the end of the matter," it said. However, Congress was unsatisfied by the government's clarification and accused BJP of playing "divisive politics" on the International Day of Yoga by targeting Ansari and demanded that Madhav tender an apology.

    "The Vice President has been targeted on International Yoga Day. While yoga is all inclusive, BJP has showed its divisive politics by such an action. Ram Madhav should apologise," party spokesperson RPN Singh told reporters.

    Suggesting that the Narendra Modi government should not claim undue credit over yoga, Singh also emphasised that the spiritual and physical exercise form has been practised in India from the time immemorial.

    Asked about the controversy, Madhav said, "As far as the tweet is concerned, it was withdrawn and the matter is closed there and ends there."

    He said there is no further discussion on the issue from his side, but added, "I want the Yoga event to be remembered for millions and millions of people who have participated in it. I do not want any further controversy over it or any issue."

    Madhav had on Sunday stoked a controversy by questioning Ansari's absence at the Yoga Day event in the capital but later apologised after he was criticised on the social media platform.

    Vice-President Hamid Ansari's office had said he was not invited to the Yoga Day event in the capital after Madhav questioned his absence.

    Madhav had deleted the tweet about Ansari's absence and apologised, saying he later learnt that the Vice-President was unwell.

    The Vice-President's office, however, said it was not correct. "Vice-President was not sick. He was never invited for the yoga programme," it said, adding, "the Vice President only attends those programmes in which the Minister concerned invites him as per protocol".

Taliban launch brazen attack on Afghan parliament; all attackers killed
  • KABUL: Taliban militants launched an assault on the Afghan parliament on Monday, triggering gunfire and explosions and sending lawmakers scurrying for cover in chaotic scenes relayed live on television

    The attack came as the Afghan president's nominee for the crucial post of defence minister was to be introduced in parliament and ended two hours later when all seven attackers, including a suicide car bomber, were dead. 

    The assault on such a high-profile target in downtown Kabul raises fresh questions about security as Afghan forces battle a resurgent Taliban for the first time without the aid of Nato forces, who ended their combat mission in December. 

    "First a car bomb detonated on the main road near the parliament building, then a group of attackers entered a building in front of parliament," Kabul police spokesman Ebadullah Karimi said. 

    Deputy interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said there were seven attackers. Around 15 civilians were wounded in the initial explosion, he said. 

    The attackers also fired rocket-propelled grenades at the parliament, causing minor damage, he said.

    MP Mohammad Reza Khoshak, who was in the chamber at the time, described the moment the first blast struck. 

    "The session was on and we were waiting for the defence minister nominee... Suddenly we heard a loud explosion, followed by several other smaller explosions," he said. 

    "In a few seconds the hall was filled with smoke and MPs began fleeing the building." 

    The Taliban launched a countrywide offensive in late April, stepping up attacks on government and foreign targets in what is expected to be the bloodiest fighting season in a decade. 

    The militants recently rebuffed requests from senior Afghan clerics to halt attacks during the fasting month of Ramadan even as a surge in violence has sent civilian casualties soaring. 

    A group of suicide attackers last tried to storm parliament in 2012 as they launched coordinated attacks in several parts of the capital, including several diplomatic enclaves. 

    The Taliban, toppled from power in the 2001 US invasion of Afghanistan, swiftly claimed responsibility for the latest attack. 

    "Several mujahideen have entered the parliament building," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid posted on Twitter. 

    "The attack happened at a time when the defence minister was being introduced." 

    Police denied that Taliban fighters had breached the high-security complex. 

    The surge in insurgent attacks has taken a heavy toll on ordinary Afghans, according to the UN mission in Afghanistan. 

    Almost 1,000 civilians were killed during the first four months of this year, a sharp jump from the same period last year, it said. 

    Afghan authorities have repeatedly tried to jumpstart talks with the Taliban in the hope of ending the 13-year conflict, but the militants have set tough conditions, including the withdrawal of all foreign troops in Afghanistan. 

    Nato's combat mission formally ended in December but a small follow-up foreign force of about 12,500 mainly US troops has stayed on to train and support local security personnel. 

    President Ashraf Ghani's government has drawn criticism for failing to end growing insurgent attacks, which critics partly blame on political infighting and a lengthy delay in appointing a defence minister. 

    Ghani last month nominated Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai, a top official in the government body overseeing the country's peace process, for the job. 

    The post had been left vacant for months due to disagreements between Ghani and his chief executive and former presidential election rival, Abdullah Abdullah, but Stanekzai is expected to be confirmed by Afghanistan's parliament soon.

Indian Navy rescues 20 crew members of a merchant vessel after distress signals
  • MUMBAI: In a daring rescue operation in adverse weather conditions, India Navy on Monday rescued 20 crew members of a vessel in distress, Jindal Kamakshi, 40 nautical miles northwest of Mumbai harbour, a Navy official said.

    All rescued crew members are undergoing medical check-up.

    "While 19 were airlifted and brought to INS Shikra in Mumbai, one more on board the vessel was airlifted by a second Navy chopper," a defence spokesperson said. 

    The Navy got a request at 7am for immediate evacuation of those on board the ship which was listing precariously, he said. 

    According to the defence spokesperson, the information was received around midnight by the Indian Navy that a vessel in distress 'Jindal Kamakshi', which was 40 nautical miles from Mumbai harbour and 25 nautical miles off Vasai coast, has listed heavily. 

    The distress message said the vessel listed heavily, with 20 persons on board and requested assistance, the official said, adding the cause of the listing was not confirmed. 

    The Indian Navy had launched one Seaking helicopter to provide immediate assistance and a ship was also deployed for rendering assistance, he said.

Monsoon races to Kashmir from Kanyakumari: Equatorial system of clouds & conditions in Indian Ocean may back plentiful rains
  • NEW DELHI: Global climatic conditions have turbocharged the monsoon and given it the momentum to take it up to Kashmir in three to four days, a week ahead of schedule, and accelerate agricultural activity in the grain-bowl states of Punjab and Haryana on the say.

    Rainfall in June is almost certain to be significantly more than normal, going by predictions of weather scientists from Australia to the US, giving a flying start to the four-month season that brings 75 per cent of the rainfall the country receives and fills up water reservoirs for irrigation and hydropower generation for a year.

    The monsoon has already delivered 16 per cent excess rainfall since the start of the season on June 1, and is expected to remain strong at least until the end of the month. This should cheer the markets and calm fears of inflation, which had emerged as the monsoon made a sloppy start.

    The floundering monsoon has been catalysed by an equatorial system of clouds and disturbances that traverses the globe. The system, called Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO), has strengthened rain-bearing clouds along its path and given the country 33 per cent surplus rain on Saturday and a drenching 88 per cent surplus on Sunday. "MJO is definitely influencing the southwest monsoon," said Laxman Singh Rathore, director-general of meteorology, India Meteorological Department.

    The phenomenon has countered the expected negative fallout of El Nino, which disrupts rainfall in Asia and floods other continents due to a rise in the surface temperature in the Pacific Ocean. Unlike El Nino that lingers for a long time, MJO is a transient phenomenon. DS Pai, IMD's head of long-range forecasting, said MJO would weaken in the coming days and may return after some time. He said it typically recurs every 30-60 days.

    The Climate Prediction Center in the US expects the phenomenon to strengthen the monsoon. "Dynamical models and MJO composites favour an enhancement of the South Asian Monsoon," it said in its forecast for the period up to June 23. For the following week, it said, "dynamical models support a continuation of enhanced South Asian Monsoon activity, excluding southern India". The Australian weather office also noted the impact of the MJO phenomenon. "MJO may also act to enhance South Asia Monsoon as it moves across the region," it said earlier this week.

    Making good progress

    In its current phase, the monsoon is making good progress. "Conditions are favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon into remaining parts of north Arabian sea, Gujarat state, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, entire Bihar, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, most parts of Madhya Pradesh and some parts of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi and Rajasthan during the next 3-4 days," the weather office says.

    Meteorologists at the weather office also said the neutral Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) — a term that refers to differences in surface temperature in different parts of the Indian Ocean — was also strengthening the monsoon. "Parameters are quite close to being positive which generally makes for a good monsoon," said a meteorologist. IOD is an irregular oscillation of sea surface temperatures in which the western Indian Ocean becomes alternately warmer and then colder than the eastern part of the ocean. The monsoon season had given early jitters as rainfall was weak and crop planting lagged about 10 per cent behind last year.

Kulgam encounter: Two militants, civilian killed
  • SRINAGAR: Two militants and a civilian were killed while two Army jawans were injured in an overnight encounter in Kulgam district of Kashmir, police said on Monday. 

    The death of the civilian triggered clashes between locals and security forces in the area. 

    A senior police officer said that both the militants have been killed in the encounter and their bodies recovered. 

    He said the identity and group affiliation of the slain militants was being ascertained. 

    However, sources identified the deceased as Javed Ahmad Kachroo and Idrees Nengroo, both affiliated with Hizbul Mujahideen. 

    Earlier in the day, a civilian died after he was hit by a bullet. Police said Asif Ahmad Tantray was hit by a "stray bullet" near the scene of the encounter but locals alleged that the youth was shot dead by security forces in "cold blood". 

    The sources said protests broke out in Redwani Bala area while the security forces were engaged with the two holed up militants. The youth also resorted to stone-pelting during the protests, they added. 

    Although the encounter is over, clashes between protestors and security forces were going on till last reports came in. 

UP scribe's murder: Why no CBI probe, SC asks Centre and states
  • NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today agreed to look into the alleged murder of a journalist in Uttar Pradesh and sought response from the Centre and state government on why CBI probe be not directed in the case. 

    A bench of Justices MY Eqbal and Arun Mishra issued notice to governments on PIL seeking CBI probe into the case. 

    The petition alleged that the Joginder Singh was doused with kerosene and was set ablaze at the behest of a UP minister. 

    The petitioner, Satish Jain, said that state police was not conducting proper probe in the case and trying to protect the accused. He sought investigation be handed over to CBI.

    He also pleaded that the apex court should frame some guidelines for protection of journalists who faced threats.

Hundreds of Indian nurses in UK face deportation
  • Hundreds of Indian nurses in UK face deportationLONDON: In what could be suicidal for Britain's National Health Service (NHS), hundreds of Indians nurses who have been its backbone, might be packed off to India. 

    A new immigration policy that intends to cap the number of migrants living in UK will lead to almost 7,000 overseas nurses being sent home by 2020. 

    Under new rules, up to 3,365 nurses currently working in the UK may have to leave the country from 2017 as a direct result of the 2012 immigration changes. 

    If levels of recruitment stay the same, by 2020, 6,620 nurses will be impacted, majority of which will be from India according to the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). 

    The new rules say that a nurse can stay in the UK only if she or he earns a minimum of £35,000 a year - which is the salary of a senior nurse. This is a position that the majority of nurses would not reach within six years. 

    What experts find silly is that the NHS has already spent over £20 million recruiting the 3,365 nurses already working in the UK who may have to return home because they are unlikely to meet the income threshold. If recruitment from outside Europe were to continue, by 2020 employers may have invested nearly £180 million on recruiting nurses who may have to leave the UK after six years. 

    UK's loss however could be India's gain. 

    According to the World Bank, there was a shortage in India of 2.4 million nurses in 2012 and this trend is only likely to worsen. 

    Dr Peter Carter, Chief Executive of the RCN said "Due to cuts to nurse training places, trusts are being forced into relying on overseas recruitment, as well as temporary staff, just to provide safe staffing. A cap on agency spending will make one of these options more difficult, and these immigration rules will limit the other. The immigration rules for health care workers will cause chaos for the NHS and other care services. At a time when demand is increasing, the UK is perversely making it harder to employ staff from overseas. The NHS has spent millions hiring nurses from overseas in order to provide safe staffing levels. These rules will mean that money has just been thrown down the drain". 

    Dr Carter continued "The UK will be sending away nurses who have contributed to the health service for six years. Losing their skills and knowledge and then having to start the cycle again and recruit to replace them is completely illogical. NHS trusts are being asked to provide safe staffing with both hands tied behind their backs. Without a change to these immigration rules the NHS will continue to pay millions of pounds to temporarily rent nurses from overseas". 

    In 2012, the European Commission estimated that there would be of a shortfall of nearly 600,000 nurses in the EU by 2020. With traditional destinations for UK nurse migration such as Australia also predicting a dramatic increase in their own nurse shortfalls, with up to 109,000 nursing vacancies predicted by 2025 (nearly 27% of the current national workforce), those sent back from UK will then go to these countres. 

    Japan is also considering more aggressive overseas recruitment drives as the country will need to secure an additional 880,000 to 1 million nurses to meet demand. 

    The last time the UK experienced a significant shortage in registered nurses was in the early 2000s. As a result, the UK's reliance on internationally recruited nurses peaked with the UK recruiting over 16,000 nurses in 2001-2; the vast majority from outside the European Union. 

    UK increased student commissions and the reliance on internationally recruited nurses declined throughout the decade. 

    In 2014-15, a total of 8,183 internationally recruited nurses joined the register to work in the UK; 7,518 from within the EEA and 665 from outside the EEA.

  • 1. The Housing Loans also come under Priority Sector Lending (PSL). Why the housing also include in the Priority sector lending?
    1) it boosts cement industry
    2) it boosts electronics and electrical industry.
    3) it provides employment to unorganized labour.
    4) it is one of the basic needs of human being.
    5) All of the above are the reasons to include housing loan under PSL
    2. The housing loans consist of....
    1) for the construction of a house.
    2) repair (maintenance) and / or renewal of a house.
    3) clearance of slums and rehabilitation of disaster-stricken masses to temporary refuge shelters
    4) 1 & 2 only
    5) All of above
    3. On 23 April 2015, RBI revamps priority sector lending norms in the case of home loans. As per these norms loans of up to Rs.28 lakh to individuals in metropolitan centres willqualify as Priority Sector Lending, provided the overall cost of the dwelling unit is....
    1) Rs.50 lakh
    2) Rs.30 lakh
    3) Rs.55 lakh
    4) Rs.45 lakh
    5) Rs.35 lakh
    4. Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) and insurance firms will deploy ...... of their corpus towards home loans of up to Rs.25 lakh for low-cost housing.
    1) 7%
    2) 10%
    3) 18%
    4) 20%
    5) 15%
    5. India's largest mortgage lender is ...
    1) SBI
    2) Axis Bank
    3) Corporation Bank
    4) HDFC
    5) ICICI
    6. On 1 June 2015, 'Her Ghar Her Car' scheme launched by which bank, having an objective of reaching out to women in the country and empowering them to take decisions that can change the course of their family and society at large?
    1) RBI
    2) SBH
    3) NHB
    4) IDBI
    5) SBI
    7. HUDCO (Housing & Urban Development Corporation Limited) was established as a premier techno-financing company set up in 1970 by the Government of India to accelerate the pace of housing and urban development in the country. HUDCO has corporate office located at .....
    1) Mumbai
    2) Chennai
    3) New Delhi
    4) Calcutta
    5) Hyderabad
    8. Present Chairman of HUDCO is ....
    1) Dr.M. Ravikanth
    2) Mohammad Mustafa
    3) M. S. Raghavan
    4) Harsh Kumar Bhanwala
    5) Kshatrapati Shivaji
    9. EWS rural housing scheme for the land owning category Village abadi scheme including repairs offered by HUDCO. EWS stands for?
    1) Educationally Weaker Sections
    2) Economically Women Sections
    3) Empowerment Weaker Sections
    4) Entertainment Weaker Sections
    5) Economically Weaker Sections
    10. HUDCO has been striving to make 'Housing for All' a reality. It initiated RTO scheme to see that even a common man should have a house. What is the expansion of RTO?
    1) Right To Own
    2) Ring To Own
    3) Rent To Own
    4) Rough To Own
    5) None of above
    11. Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs is .......
    1) M. Venkaiah Naidu
    2) Thaawar Chand Gehlot
    3) Jual Oram
    4) Chaudhary Birender Singh
    5) Narendra Singh Toma
    12. Loan given for undertaking repairs, renovations and / or up gradation is called .....
    1) Home Damage Loan
    2) Home Improvement Loan
    3) Home Custody Loan
    4) Home Consumption Loan
    5) All of above
    13. Important statements of Bridge Loan in Home Loan given. Pick the wrong statement.
    1) Bridge Loan also available in Home Loans.
    2) It is designed for people who wish to sell the existing home and purchase another.
    3) It helps finance the new home, until a buyer is found for the old home.
    4) It is not available in Metro cities.
    5) None
    14. Balance Transfer Loan is the familiar term used in Bank Loans. How it helps the home loan buyer?
    1) It transfer the loan of one person to another person by making personal contract.
    2) This loan helps to clear an existing home loan by availing a new loan from another lender.
    3) It helps the borrower to transfer his loan to his neighbours.
    4) It transfers the loan from one bank to RBI. The customer pays rate of interest to RBI.
    5) None
    15. National Housing Bank (NHB) was set up on 9th July .......
    1) 2005
    2) 1994
    3) 1991
    4) 1988
    5) 2000
    16. For tracking prices of residential properties in India, who launched the index by name 'RESIDEX'?
    1) NHB
    2) NABARD
    3) RBI
    4) Syndicate Bank
    5) None
    17. On 2 March 2015, RBI included which filed loans as part of Priority Sector Lending?
    1) sanitation
    2) health care
    3) drinking water
    4) renewable energy
    5) All of above
    18. On 25 February 2015, RBI said ....... given to account holders under Jan Dhan Yozana come under Priority sector holding.
    1) zero balance facility
    2) free online facility
    3) free passbook facility
    4) free SMS facility
    5) overdraft facility
    19. RBI on 5 March 2015 eased the norms for home loans for up to ........ by allowing banks to include stamp duty and registration charges to the cost of a unit?
    1) Rs.15 lakh
    2) Rs.5 lakh
    3) Rs.10 lakh
    4) Rs.20 lakh
    5) None
    20. Full form of NECS ........
    1) National Electronic Clearing Service
    2) National Electrical Clearing Service
    3) National Electronic Close Service
    4) Ninth Electronic Clearing Service
    5) None
    21. AEBAS stands for..?
    1) Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System
    2) Attendance Enabled Biometric Apply System
    3) Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Accuracy System
    4) Aadhaar End Biometric Attendance System
    5) None
    22. Pick the wrong abbreviation used in Banking and Financial Sectors.
    1) ADR - American Donation Receipts
    2) CCIL - Clearing Corporation of India Ltd
    3) CRISIL - Credit Rating Information Services of India Ltd
    4) CBLO - Collateralized Borrowing and Lending Obligation
    5) CPI - Consumer Price Index
    23. First state implemented ABPS [Aadhaar Based Payment System] in country on 30 May 2015?
    1) Himachal Pradesh
    2) Haryana
    3) Jammu and Kashmir
    4) Odisha
    5) Bihar
    24. On 28 May 2015, a Mega Food Park was inaugurated at Nalbari in .......
    1) Meghalaya
    2) Manipur
    3) Arunachal Pradesh
    4) AP
    5) Assam
    25. 4th North East Youth Festival has celebrated in ......
    1) Manipur
    2) Meghalaya
    3) Arunachal Pradesh
    4) Assam
    5) Tripura
    26. On 22 May 2015, which state issued an ordinance for formation of a Commission for Forward Communities?
    1) AP
    2) Telangana
    3) MP
    4) Delhi
    5) Kerala
    27. On 28 May 2015, who was appointed as DRDO chief?
    1) Arup Raha
    2) Ajith Doval
    3) Dalbir Singh Suhag
    4) R.K. Dhowan
    5) S. Christopher
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------28. Who was appointed as the scientific advisor to defence minister on 28 May 2015?
    1) Manohar Parikar
    2) Rao Inderjit Singh
    3) G. Sateesh Reddy
    4) Ajith Doval
    5) Pranab Mukharjee
    29. 68th Session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) at ..... between 18-27 May 2015.
    1) Geneva
    2) Rome
    3) New York
    4) Canberra
    5) London
    30. Which nation assumed the presidency of the 68th World Health Assembly (WHA)?
    1) Canada
    2) Thailand
    3) India
    4) China
    5) South Africa
    31. Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare is ........
    1) Jagat Prakash Nadda
    2) Harshavardhan
    3) Maneka Gandhi
    4) Rajnath Singh
    5) Arun Jaitley
    32. Who is the chief security advisor to PM?
    1) S.Rama dorai
    2) C.N.R.Rao
    3) Ajith Doval
    4) Aravind Subramaniam
    5) None
    33. Alok Kumar and Jitendra Kumar are appointed as the two advisors of ......
    1) Niti Aayog
    2) FM
    3) Ministry of Defence
    4) RBI
    5) CBDT
    34. On 1 June 2015, the Government has proposed to soon open 1000 more stores under the 'Jan Aushadhi Scheme'. The aim of the scheme is .......
    1) to provide water to agriculture land
    2) to provide skill training to rural youth
    3) to provide pension to workers in unorganized sector
    4) to provide life insurance to all at the nominal premium
    5) to make available quality generic medicines at affordable prices through these special outlets
    35. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the upgraded steel plant of IISCO (Indian Iron & Steel Company) that has the country’s largest blast furnace on 10 May 2015 at ........... in West Bengal?
    1) Burnapur
    2) Durgapur
    3) Roorkela
    4) Bhilai
    5) Bokoro
    36. National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed a penalty of nearly Rs.140 crore on two builders constructing a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) on Bellandur wetlands. Where is the Bellandur wetlands?
    1) Maharashtra
    2) Kerala
    3) Tripura
    4) Karnataka
    5) Tamil nadu
    37. Lakes list given. Locate the wrong option.
    1) Kolleru Lake - AP
    2) Dal Lake - Haryana
    3) Ulsoor or Halasuru - Karnataka
    4) Ashtamudi Lake - Kerala
    5) Sambhar Salt Lake - Rajasthan
    38. In which Navy exercise, the two Indian naval ships, INS Satpura and INS Kamorta, have participated in the bilateral naval exercise with the Singapore Navy
    1) GARUDA
    2) INDRA
    4) SIMBEX
    5) MAITHRI
    39. Union government on 15 May 2015 launched ....... . Award Scheme. The scheme is intended to encourage and incentivize Public Health Facilities (PHFs) in the country for maintaining the facilities clean and hygienic.
    1) Kayakalp
    2) Pravesthi
    3) Shubratha
    4) Manovikas
    5) Parisuddh
    40. On 31 May 2015, Deepika Kumari won bronze in Archery World Cup. The event held at Antalya in .......
    1) USA
    2) Saudi
    3) India
    4) Afghanistan
    5) Turkey
    1-5, 2-5, 3-5, 4-5, 5-4, 6-5, 7-3, 8-1, 9-5, 10-3
    11-1, 12-2, 13-4, 14-2, 15-4, 16-1, 17-5, 18-5, 19-3, 20-1
    21-1, 22-1, 23-1, 24-5, 25-4, 26-5, 27-5, 28-3, 29-1, 30-3
    31-1, 32-3, 33-1, 34-5, 35-1, 36-4, 37-2, 38-4, 39-1, 40-5.

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