1. The Ratle hydro-electric project is being constructed in which state/ UT?

[A] Arunachal Pradesh
[B] Jammu and Kashmir
[C] Sikkim
[D] Assam

Correct Answer: B [Jammu and Kashmir]
Notes: The Ratle hydro-electric project is a project under construction on Chenab River in Kisthwar district in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. After landslides hit the hydropower plant, 4 people died and over 15 people were injured. In 2021, the Union Cabinet gave its approval for the investment of Rs.5281.94 crore for 850 MW Ratle Hydro Electric (HE) Project.
2. Which state government signed MoU with CGFTMSE to facilitate flow of credit to MSME borrowers?

[A] Assam
[B] Meghalaya
[C] West Bengal
[D] Odisha

Correct Answer: B [Meghalaya]
Notes: Meghalaya government signed an MoU with the Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGFTMSE), to facilitate flow of credit to the MSE sector. The MoU was signed CGTMSE under the Union Ministry of MSME to implement the ‘Meghalaya Credit Guarantee Scheme’. Currently, loans taken by MSME borrowers are covered under CGTMSE against a risk coverage of 75 per cent of the loan amount under various MSME schemes.