BPO, Digital India - Current Affairs Questions and Answers

1)   Digital signature service has been launched on Aadhaar platform. What is it called?

a. DigiSign Desk
b. eSign Desk
c. OnlineSign Desk
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: eSign Desk

Legal Desk, a startup in online legal documentation on 4th August 2016 announced launch of electronic signing feature- eSign Desk- talking digital signature to the masses beyond companies.

  • Constructed on the Aadhaar platform, eSign in a government initiative enabling citizens with Aadhaar to remotely sign any document
  • The National Payments Corporation of India which is an organisation run by all banks in the country is also coming out with own version of unified payment interface which will make sending and receiving money simpler

2)   Which of the following is/are true?

1) India becomes the second country after USA to propose a levy on digital economy.
2) It will be levied on all online advertisement services offered in the country by all people be they Indian or not as per the WTO norms.

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Neither 1 nor 2


  • India becomes the first country to propose a levy on digital economy.
  • The government’s decision to levy an equalization tax of 6 per cent on online advertisement services offered in the country by non-resident entities will impact users, especially start-ups that rely almost entirely on the online world to popularize their services.
  • Further, as the levy is not introduced as part of the Income Tax Act but as a separate legislation under the Finance Bill, global firms that offer such services in India cannot claim a tax credit in their home country under the double taxation avoidance agreements.
  • In the absence of ability to claim credit, the non-resident service provider offering such online advertisement services may not absorb such deduction thus adding to the cost of the end-user here. Service providers may ask Indian firms to gross up the levy, adding to the cost of business, which would hurt many start-ups and medium-sized businesses using the service.
  • The move may impact Indian businesses (that buy online advertisement space). Indian businesses use global advertising platforms extensively to reach out to their customers in India and overseas.
  • In order to tap tax on income accruing to foreign e-commerce companies from India it is proposed that a person making a payment to a non-resident (global advertising platform), who does not have a permanent establishment, exceeding in aggregate Rs.1 lakh in a year, as consideration for online advertisement, will withhold tax at 6 per cent of gross amount paid, as equalization levy. The equalization levy looks at taxing online advertisements, provision of digital advertising space or any other facility or service for the purpose of online advertisements.

3)   Which digital India initiative has been launched by National Handloom Development Corporation Ltd?

a. ERP
b. SRP
c. CRP
d. DRP
Answer  Explanation 


In line with the Digital India initiative of the Government of India, National Handloom Development Corporation has made the decision to implement Enterprise Resource Planning/ERP system for commercial activities to benefit handloom weavers. This system will improve productivity, increase efficiency, decrease cost and improve the supply of raw materials processes in NHDC.

4)   Name the IIT-JEE topper nominated as the brand ambassador of Digital India project?

a. Ira Singhal
b. Kruti Tiwari
c. Renu Rao
d. Vandana Gupta
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Kruti Tiwari

Kruti had secured 47th rank in this year's JEE Advanced and came first among the women candidates. Kruti will be associated with the Digital India campaign for the next one year, for which she will travel extensively across the country.

5)   Under which initiative the website of Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has been launched on 6th July’15?

a. Digital India
b. e-Suvidha
c. e-Banking
d. e-Migrate
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Digital India

Secretary, Labour and Employment Shankar Aggarwal on 6th July ’15 launched the Website of Employees’ Provident Fund Organization, EPFO, as part of Digital India Infrastructure.

6)   Approximately how many online services have been launched by various state governments and the centre during Digital India Week?

a. 200
b. 125
c. Less than 50
d. Over 250
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Over 250

More than 250 services relating to health, education, public distribution system, Police, agriculture, trade and employment have been launched by various state governments.

7)   Which of the following are included in “Digital India” program?

1. e-governance
2. Wi-Fi in All Universities
3. Boost to indigenous production of IT hardware and software
4. Offer free tablets to students.
5. Broad band connectivity at village level

a. 1,4,5
b. 1,3,4,5
c. 1,2,3,5
d. All
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 1,2,3,5

No explanation is available for this question!

8)   Which of the following are programs under Digital India scheme?

1. eSign framework
2. National Scholarships Portal
3. Bharat Net
4. eHospital application

a. 1,2,3
b. 2,3,4
c. 1,3,4
d. All
Answer  Explanation 


The Digital India program aims to provide broadband highways, universal access to mobile connectivity, public Internet access program, e-governance: Reforming government through technology, eKranti - Electronic delivery of services, Information for all, Electronics manufacturing: Target net zero imports, IT for jobs and early harvest programs.

9)   Which of the following are among the 9 pillars of the Digital India Program?

1) Broadband Highways
2) e-Governance
3) IT sector Jobs
4) Early Harvest Programmes

a. Only 1, 2 and 3
b. Only 2 and 3
c. Only 4
d. All of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: All of the above

The nine pillars are Broadband Highways, Universal Access to Mobile Connectivity, Public Internet Access Programme, e-Governance – Reforming Government through Technology, e-Kranti (NeGP 2.0) – Electronic delivery of services, Information for All, Electronics Manufacturing – Target NET ZERO Imports, IT for Jobs, Early Harvest Programmes.

10)   The overall scope of Digital India is on being transformative, that is to realize IT + IT = IT. Here the three IT’s respectively stand for

a. Indian Talent, Information Technology, India Together
b. Indian Talent, Information Technology, India Tomorrow
c. Indian Talent, Indian Technique, India Tomorrow
d. Indian Technique, Information Technology, India Tomorrow
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Indian Talent, Information Technology, India Tomorrow

Digital India is like an Umbrella programme covering many departments, preparing India for a knowledge future. Many existing schemes will be implemented in a synchronized manner under this.