Quick Revision

Month: May 2019

Green Car Loan launched by SBI

◆Green Car Loan launched by SBI •India’s first ‘Green Car Loan’ to encourage customers to buy electric vehicles. [Green Car Loan is part of its environment friendly commitment towards building a cleaner and greener environment] ◆Akademik Lomonosov •It is the world’s only floating nuclear power unit. The plant was launched by Russia on May 19, 2018 at the […]

0
Share!

Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU)

◆Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) scheme •It has almost achieved a total balance of ₹1-lakh crore(around $14 billion) •Public sector banks have the lion’s share in total balance at ₹79,177 crore (79%) •The primary aim of this scheme is to provide poor people access to bank accounts •Also cover accident insurance of up-to Rs […]

0
Share!

Mango showers in india | occurs in the month of April

◆Mango showers •It is a colloquial term to describe the occurrence of pre-monsoon rainfall. •In India, the mango showers occurs as the result of thunderstorm development over the Bay of Bengal.  •They are also known as ‘Kaal Baishali’ in Bengal, as Bordoisila in Assam and as Cherry Blossom shower or Coffee Shower in Kerala. •These […]

1
Share!

National Clean Air Programme (NCAP)

◆National Clean Air Programme (NCAP): •This is the first ever effort in the country to frame a national framework for air quality management with a time-bound reduction target. [The programme will not be notified under the Environment Protection Act or any other Act] •To achieve a national-level target of 20-30% reduction of PM2.5 and PM10 […]

0
Share!

Army invokes emergency powers

◆Army invokes emergency powers •After the Pulwama attack, the government has given emergency powers to the armed forces for buying equipment to enable them to fight wars on the western border with Pakistan •Under the latest emergency financial powers, armed forces have been given a free hand to procure equipment worth upto ₹300 crore on […]

0
Share!