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The Clean Air Campaign was jointly launched recently in Delhi by

[A] Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the World Health Organisation
[B] Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and the Delhi Government
[C] Ministry of Coal and the World Bank Group
[D] Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Clean Air Asia

Correct Answer: B [Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and the Delhi Government]


The Clean Air Campaign is a not-for-profit organization that motivates Georgians to take action to improve air quality and reduce traffic congestion. The organization was formed in 1996 by government, business, civic, health, environmental and educational organizations to address traffic congestion and air quality issues in the metro Atlanta region. Until 2014, The Clean Air Campaign received 80 percent of its funding from U.S. Department of Transportation Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program funds. Today, The Clean Air Campaign secures private funding through corporate and foundation grants to deploy demand management programs and services to employers, commuters and schools.

Which of the following statements is/are observations/recommendations made by the Dun & Bradstreet ‘Port Logistics: Issues & Challenges in India’ report? 1.It introduces a ‘Port Performance Index’ as an attempt to benchmark performance of various ports 2.It finds that processes and operations across Indian ports are not stand-ardised or uniform. Select the correct answer using the code given below:

[A] 1 only
[B] 2 only
[C] Both 1 and 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Correct Answer: C [Both 1 and 2]


India has set an ambitious export target. To achieve a target of 5% share in world exports, India’s exports need to grow at an average rate of over 26% for the next five years. This would require increasing its product competitiveness. Enhancing product competitiveness in the global market, in turn, needs infrastructure for trade to improve, and ports are a critical part of trade infrastructure.

Thus, the study encapsulates key issues and challenges and also proposes various policy measures to strengthen the ports sector, which represents the bulk of India’s merchandise trade. This is a unique and important study on Indian ports, capturing information from key stakeholders in the port ecosystem across all the major ports. Additionally, the study introduces a ‘Port Performance Index’ as an attempt to benchmark performance of various ports by combining qualitative perception of stakeholders with quantitative outcome based data.

Export Preparedness Index (EPI) 2021 report is released by which of the following organisation

[A] Ministry of Commerce
[B] Ministry of Finance
[C] NITI Aayog
[D] None of these

Correct Answer: C [NITI Aayog]


Gujarat, for the second consecutive year, has topped the Niti Aayog's Export Preparedness Index (EPI 2021 which is aimed at assessing the readiness of the states in terms of their export potential and performance.

The NITI Aayog serves as the apex public policy think tank of the Government of India, and the nodal agency tasked with catalyzing economic development, and fostering cooperative federalism through the involvement of State Governments of India in the economic policy-making process using a bottom-up approach.

Consider the following statement regaring challenges faced by Indian Ex-ports. 1.Lack of Infrastructure 2.Weak Trade support 3.Lack of R & D 4.Intra and Inter regional differences Select the incorrect code

[A] 1 and 3
[B] 2 only
[C] 4 only
[D] All the above

Correct Answer: D [All the above]


Among the major problems faced by Indian exporters the crucial ones are poor quality image, high costs, unreliability, infrastructure bottlenecks, inadequacy of trade information system, supply problems, faceless presence, uncertainties, procedural complexities and institutional rigidities, etc.

Which of the following countries are part of European Union 1. Bulgaria 2. Austria 3. Estonia 4. Czech Republic 5. Slovakia

[A] 1,2,3,4 and 5
[B] 3, 4 and 5
[C] 2 and 5
[D] 4 only

Correct Answer: A [1,2,3,4 and 5]


These countries are: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland and Bulgaria.