Correct Answer : Option (B) :   World Bank

Explanation : World Bank, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), and Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) launched new social impact bonds exclusively for women, called Women's Livelihood Bonds (WLBs), with an initial corpus of Rs 300 crore. It will enable individual women entrepreneurs in sectors like food processing, agriculture, services, and small units to borrow around Rs 50,000 to Rs 3 lakh at an annual interest rate of around 13% to 14% or less and have a tenure of 5 years. They will be unsecured, unlisted bonds and offer a fixed coupon rate of 3% per annum to bond investors.

Correct Answer : Option (C) :   K. Chandrashekhar Rao

Explanation : Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao presented a Vote-on-Account Budget for the year 2019-20. The total expenditure is valued to be Rs 1,82,017 crore which is 4 percent higher than the previous year- out of which there is a revenue expenditure of Rs 1,31,629 crore and a capital expenditure of Rs.32,815 crore. A sum of Rs 1810 crore has been allocated in the Budget to fund an unemployment allowance of Rs 3,016 per month to the eligible youth. s. 6,000 crores have been allocated to waive off agricultural term loans of up to Rs. 1 lakh.

Correct Answer : Option (D) :   Kareena Kapoor

Explanation : Acclaimed actress Kareena Kapoor Khan has become the brand ambassador of the Swasth Immunised India campaign to spread awareness among parents about child vaccination to help prevent the future generation from life-threatening diseases. The nation-wide vaccination and immunisation campaign has been launched by Serum Institute of India (SII) in association with Network18. The primary aim of the campaign is to raise awareness about the importance and benefits of vaccine administration, advocating its acceptance and building a strong immunization outreach in the country. Working alongside the government, the campaign will strive to reach full immunization coverage through continuous education and awareness.

Correct Answer : Option (A) :   Indian Stamp Act, 1899

Explanation : President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the amendments to the Indian Stamp Act, 1899,which were introduced in the Parliament as part of the Finance Act 2019. These amendments have been introduced to regularise the system of levying stamp duty and to help in curbing tax evasion. For the stamp duty rates, the duties levied by Maharashtra will be taken as a benchmark as the state accounts for 70% of the total collection. They propose creation of a legal and institutional mechanism which will enable states to collect stamp duty on securities market instruments at one place by one agency(through the Stock Exchanges or Clearing Corporations authorised by the stock exchange or by the Depositories). They also propose a mechanism for appropriate sharing of the stamp duty with relevant state governments on the basis of state of domicile of the buying client.

Correct Answer : Option (A) :   Karnataka

Explanation : Karnataka government introduced a dedicated digital platform for the speedy processing of land records. Karnataka Revenue Minister R V Deshpande on Wednesday officially launched a single window service '' for the hassle-free processing of agricultural land. The newly launched eco-system will complete the required process within 60 days. Deshpande hoped that technological intervention would reduce the involvement of multiple government agencies as well as human intervention. This process will allow people who want to convert their agricultural land for commercial purpose.

Correct Answer : Option (B) :   Nasscom

Explanation : AstraZeneca, a Global biopharmaceutical major, has joined hands with Nasscom, the IT industry body, to set up an accelerator programme to support Indian start-ups in healthcare. AstraZeneca and Nasscom will incubate start-ups in bringing solutions that can help in the management of non-communicable diseases. AstraZeneca PLC Chairman of the Board Leif Johansson said the firm was committed to strengthening innovation in healthcare.

Correct Answer : Option (C) :   Narendra Modi

Explanation : Virtual Experiential Museum (VEM) is inaugurated at Man Mahal by PM Narendra Modi, a centrally-protected observatory under the Archeological Survey of India. The museum is established by the National Council of Science Museum (NCSM) and displays several cultural aspects of the city of Varanasi by using latest virtual reality technology.

Correct Answer : Option (D) :   Maharashtra

Explanation : An MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) was signed between IIFL Home Finance and the Maharashtra government for building affordable houses through credit-linked subsidy scheme (CLSS) under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). Through this MoU, the Housing Department of Maharashtra will provide permissions and enable IIFL Home Finance (IIFL HFL) to spread awareness among customers about the benefits of PMAY through presentations, counselling, calls and messages.

Correct Answer : Option (D) :   Omar al-Bashir

Explanation : Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has declared a year-long state of emergency, dissolving his cabinet and local governments throughout the country. Omar al-Bashir in a televised address called on Sudan's parliament to postpone constitutional amendments that would allow him to run for another term in a presidential election in 2020. Since December 2018, various areas in Sudan, including the capital Khartoum, have been witnessing popular protests over the deteriorating economic conditions and price hikes of basic commodities.

Correct Answer : Option (A) :   Jharkhand

Explanation : A new scheme launched in the state named as Mithi Kranti Yojna in which the Jharkhand government has given approval for the scheme of 100 crores for the launch of the sweet revolution. In the first phase, after giving training to the state government 1207 farmers, they are now giving a unit of rupees one lakh rupees for beekeeping. It is giving a grant of 80 thousand rupees, while you will get a payment of 20 thousand rupees. In this way, a farmer can earn Rs. 1 lakh 30 thousand annually by investing 20 thousand rupees.