Question : Which Indian bank has launched the Green Rupee Term Deposit?
Punjab National Bank
State Bank of India
Bank of Baroda
Correct Answer : B
The State Bank of India (SBI) has introduced the SBI Green Rupee Term Deposit (SGRTD), a deposit scheme designed to generate funds for eco-friendly initiatives and projects. The scheme is available to NRIs, non-individuals, and resident individuals, featuring flexible tenors of 1,111 days, 1,777 days, and 2,222 days. The SGRTD aims to support environmentally conscious efforts through its unique deposit options.
Question : In which Indian state is the Ganga Sagar Mela, the second-largest fair in the country after Kumbh Mela, celebrated?
Correct Answer : B
The Gangasagar fair is an annual celebration observed on either January 14 or 15, coinciding with Makar Sankranti. In 2023, approximately 51 lakh devotees participated in this significant event held in the South Pargana district of West Bengal. Located a distance from the Bengal coast, the fair takes place at Sagardweep, where the Ganges River meets the Bay of Bengal. Pilgrims partake in a ritual dip in the Ganges, followed by prayers at the Kapil Muni temple. Regarded as the second-largest Hindu fair after the Kumbh Mela, attending the Gangasagar Mela is believed to bestow salvation and blessings from ancestors upon those who take a holy bath during the event.
Question : In which Indian city did the International Camel Festival recently commence?
Correct Answer : C
Commencing in Rajasthan's Bikaner district, the International Camel Festival was initiated with a lively Heritage Walk originating from Rampuriya Haveli, showcasing adorned camels, traditional attire, and performances by local folk artists. Residents and tourists alike delighted in folk songs, Rammats' tunes, and dances, creating a festive ambiance in the city park. The local community warmly welcomed the event, adorning it with flowers and rangoli decorations. Furthermore, the Tourism Department orchestrated competitions in Rangoli, Mehndi, and drawing at Bikaji ki Tekri, presenting winners with commendable mementos.
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