1. Which of the following states have topped the 2016 all-India State/Union Territory-wise Ease of Doing Business rankings?
[A]Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
[B]Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh
[C]Bihar and Jharkhand
[D]Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan
Ans: Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have jointly topped the 2016 all-India State/Union Territory-wise Ease of Doing Business rankings, conducted by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and the World Bank. The rankings are on the basis of a 340-point business reform action plan and their implementation by the States. This covers the period from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. Gujarat has acquired 3rd position in the 2016 DIPP-World Bank rankings, followed by Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.