|A.||Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh
|B.||Andhra Pradesh and Telangana|
|C.||Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan
|D.||Bihar and Jharkhand
Explanation:Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have jointly topped the 2016 all-India State/Union Territory-wise Ease of Doing Business rankings, conducted by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and the World Bank. The rankings are on the basis of a 340-point business reform action plan and their implementation by the States. This covers the period from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. Gujarat has acquired 3rd position in the 2016 DIPP-World Bank rankings, followed by Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.
|A.||Public participation in promoting integrity and eradicating Corruption|
|B.||Promoting Good Governance: Positive contribution of vigilance
|C.||Combating Corruption – Technology as an enabler
|D.||Preventive Vigilance as a tool of Good Governance
Explanation:The 2016 Vigilance Awareness Week is observed every year from October 31 across India to promote probity in public life and achieve a corruption free society. The observance of week commenced with pledge taking by public servants in the Ministries, Departments, PSUs, Banks and all other Organizations. The 2016 theme of the week is “Public participation in promoting integrity and eradicating Corruption”. During the week, several functions will be organized by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to create awareness among the people about the corrupt practices as it adversely affects the development of the country.
Explanation:India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Palestine for setting up of Palestine-India Techo Park at Ramallah in Palestine. The Technopark will serve as an IT hub in Palestine with complete IT facilities offering a one-stop solution to all IT-related service requirements. It will also provide state-of-the-art technology, host IT companies and foreign companies benefiting local business, universities and other institutions. The assistance is part of India’s strong commitment to Palestinian cause. The project will help job creation, business and other opportunities for young Palestinians.
Explanation:The Punjab government has observed November 1 as ‘No Tobacco Day’ in an effort to discourage tobacco use in the State. The purpose of the campaign is to reduce prevalence of Tobacco/Nicotine use in Punjab in order to reduce prevalence of Non Communicable diseases and to increase public awareness about preventing various non-communicable diseases such as Cancer and Cardiovascular diseases by pledging not to use Tobacco, Nicotine, Scented, processed, flavoured chewable tobacco products.
|A.||$ 15 million||B.||$ 8 million|
|C.||$ 11 million||D.||$ 3 million|
Explanation:According to new norms for ECB route for startups, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has permitted startups to raise External Commercial Borrowings (ECBs) of up to $ 3 million in a financial year, with an aim to boost innovation and promote job creation. Under this, funds can be raised with a minimum maturity of 3 years and the borrowing should be denominated in any freely convertible currency or in Indian Rupees (INR) or a combination of both. The borrowing can be in the form of loans or non-convertible, optionally convertible or partially convertible preference shares and the minimum average maturity period will be 3 years. ECBs can be raised from a country which is either a member of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) or FATF-Style Regional Bodies.