1st ‘India Indonesia Energy Forum’ held in Jakarta

First meeting of ‘India Indonesia Energy Forum

Question- Where was the first ‘India Indonesia Energy Forum’ meeting held recently?
(a) New Delhi
(b) Bali
(c) Jakarta
(d) Bangalore
Ans: (c)
Related facts:-

  • On April 20, 2017 the first meeting of ‘India Indonesia Energy Forum’ was held in Jakarta.
  • In this meeting, Central Minister of state for Electricity, Energy, Mineral Resources, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and mine, Piyush Goyal and Ignasius Jonan Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of Indonesia, participated.
  • Before the Energy Forum meeting, meeting of the second Joint Working Group on Oil and Gas, the fourth Joint Working Group on Coal and the first Joint Working Group on New and Renewable Energy were held.
  • During the Energy Forum meeting, reports of these three Joint Working Groups were presented before the counterparts of the two countries.
  • A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on behalf of Government of India’s Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Indonesia in the Oil and Gas Sector.
  • Under this agreement a co-operative framework will be established for mutual benefit.
  • It is important that India is the third largest importer of coal from Indonesia.
  • India imported $ 3.5 billion worth of coal from Indonesia in 2016.
  • The bilateral trade between the two countries during 2015-16 was US $ 15.90 billion.
  • In which Indonesia’s export was US $ 13.06 billion and India’s exports was 2.84 billion US dollars.

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Meeting of the Consultative Committee for Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas on “Digital Modes of Payment - Promotion of cashless transactions” held

Meeting of the Consultative Committee for Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas

Question: At which of the following places the meeting of the MPs of the Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas held recently?
(a) Bangalore
(b) Jaipur
(c) Ahmedabad
(d) Srinagar
Answer- (d)
Related facts:

  • On April 21st, 2017, meeting of the Consultative Committee of the Members of Parliament for the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas was held in Srinagar.
  • The theme of the meeting was “Digital Modes of Payment – Promotion of cashless transactions”.
  • A Power Point Presentation was made during the meeting.
  • An official informed that-
  • 38,128 ROs (retail centers) are with POS (Point of Sale) and more than 86% of ROs have digital infrastructure in present.
  • Over 35,000 consumer awareness campaigns have been organized in the country, in all major regional languages.
  • With the aim to promote digital transactions by consumers OMCs are giving 0.75% discount to the customers on purchase of fuel through cashless mode.
  • Over 72,000 e wallets have also been activated.
  • The daily cashless transactions have increased from Rs 150 Cr per day to Rs 400 Cr per day.
  • Swachh Petrol Pump App is an initiative where citizens can give feedback on the status of toilets at fuel stations.


Air India reduces senior citizen's age 63 to 60

Air India reduces the age limit of senior citizen

Question: How recently has the age limit for senior citizens set for Air India’s travel concession?
(a) 60 years
(b) 62 years
(c) 63 years
(d) 65 years
Answer- (a)
Related facts:

  • On April 21st, 2017 Air India revises the age limit for senior citizens for travel concession.
  • Age limit to avail travel concession has been fixed 60 years.
  • Earlier, the age limit prescribed for travel concession was 63 years.
  • As per the revised rules, any senior citizen who is an Indian national, permanently resident in India and has attained the age of 60 on the date of commencement of journey, shall be entitled to a 50% discounted ticket in economy class on the basic RBD (reservation booking designators) fare.
  • It is mentionable that the revised age limit has been implemented with immediate effect only for all domestic flights.
  • The claimants would be required to produce a valid photo-identity card with the date of birth, like Aadhaar, Voters ID, Driving License, Passport or Senior Citizens ID card issued by Air India at the time of booking.


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