सामयिक विषय: Planning & Project

UP CM launches RERA website

Website of Uttar Pradesh Real Estate Regulatory Authority

Question:Uttar Pradesh Real Estate (Regulations and Development) Rules-2016 are in force from –
(a) July 20th, 2016
(b) October 27th, 2016
(c) November 27th, 2016
(d) March 15th, 2017
Answer- (b)
Related facts:

  • On July 26, 2017, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched the fully automated web portal (www.up-rera.in) of Uttar Pradesh Real estate Regulatory authority.
  • This website has been started by the State Government for prompt disposal of homebuyers’ grievances and boost investments in the real estate industry.
  • The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, came into force from 1st May 2016.
  • The act is for the regulation and upgradation of the real estate sector.
  • Uttar Pradesh Real Estate (Regulations and Development) rules-2016 has been implemented by the State government from October 27th, 2016.


Petroleum Minister inaugurates BS-VI Emission Testing Facilities at IndianOil’s R&D Centre

BS-VI Emission Testing Facilities inaugurated

Question:Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge),Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan recently inaugurated the Petroleum Research and Development facilitiesfor fuel testing in
(a) Gurogram
(b) Faridabad
(c) Greater Noida
(d) Jhajjar
Answer- (b)
Related facts:

  • On July 22nd, 2017, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge), Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the BS-VI Emission Testing Facilities at Indian Oil’s R&D Centre in Faridabad.
  • The centre is operated by government owned oil manufacturer Indian Oil Corporation (IOC).
  • The R&D center is designed to test all types of fuels, such as petrol, diesel, ethanol-blended petrol, bio-diesel, CNG, LNG, Hydrogen-CNG and 2G-ethanol blends, to ensure that they meet the superior BS-VI norms that are to be implemented across the country by April 2020.
  • In addition to generating emission data, the facilities will also evaluate the fuel blends for energy efficiency and engine durability.
  • Indian Oil’s R&D Centre was established in 1972, is the country’s foremost centre of excellence in downstream petroleum R&D.


First housing project on private land under Pradhan Mantri AwasYojana

First housing project on private land under Pradhan Mantri AwasYojana

Question:- The government aims to provide houses to all poor families under Pradhan mantra awas yojna by …
(a) 2020
(b) 2019
(c) 2021
(d) 2022
Answer:- (d)
Related facts:-

  • On July 25, 2017,the ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs approved construction of 30,000 affordable houses for urban poor on private land in Maharashtra, under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban).
  • The government has also approved central assistance of Rs 450 crore.
  • This housing project was approved by an Inter-ministerial Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) meeting, Chaired by Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary (Housing & Urban Affairs) .
  • Raynagar Cooperative Housing Federation, Sholapur had submitted the project proposal to build 30,000 houses for its members comprising beedi and textile workers and other urban poor belonging to the Economically Weaker Sections under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban).
  • State Government after due examination had accepted the project proposal and forwarded it to the Centre.
  • The State Level Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee, set up under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban)will oversee the implementation of the project.
  • The approval of this first housing project on private land is expected to trigger more such projects on private lands under the Affordable Housing Partnership (AHP) component of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban).


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