Current Questions

Pardoning Powers Of President/Governor

Consider the following statements:

  1. ‘Respite’ implies reducing the period of the sentence without changing its character.
  2. ‘Remission’denotes awarding a lesser sentence in place of one originally awarded due to some special fact, such as the physical disability of a convict or the pregnancy of a woman offender.
  3. ‘Reprieve’ implies a stay of the execution of a sentence (especially that of death) for a temporary period. Its purpose is to enable the convict to have time to seek pardon or commutation from the President.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the option given below:


Seismic Waves

Consider the following statements with reference to ‘Seismic Waves’:

  1. P-waves are the first waves detected by seismographs (instruments used to detect and record earthquakes).
  2. P-waves can travel through solids and liquids (since they are longitudinal waves) whereas S-waves can only travel through solids (as they are transverse waves).

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United Nations Economic And Social Council

Consider the following statements with reference to the Economic and Social Council:

  1. The UN Charter established ECOSOC in 1945 as one of the six main organs of the United Nations.
  2. The Council consists of 54 Members States, which are elected yearly by the General Assembly for overlapping three-year terms.

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ई-लोक अदालत

जुलाई 2020 में किस राज्य द्वारा भारत की पहली ई-लोक अदालत का आयोजन किया गया?


डब्ल्यूएचओ दक्षिण-पूर्व एशिया क्षेत्र

8 जुलाई, 2020 को डब्ल्यूएचओ दक्षिण-पूर्व एशिया क्षेत्र में अपने 2023 के लक्ष्य से पहले ही किन दो देशों ने खसरा और रूबेला का उन्मूलन कर लिया है?


उच्च-स्तरीय समिति का गठन

किस राज्य सरकार ने जुलाई 2020 में राज्य में नए जिलों के गठन के तौर-तरीकों का अध्ययन करने के लिए मुख्य सचिव की अध्यक्षता में एक उच्च-स्तरीय समिति का गठन करने का निर्णय लिया है?


National Investment And Infrastructure Fund

Consider the following statements with reference to the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF):

  1. It is a collaborative investment platform for international and Indian investors, anchored by the Government of India.
  2. It was set up in December 2014 to catalyse funding into the country’s core sectors.
  3. It invests across asset classes such as infrastructure, private equity and other diversified sectors in India, with the objective to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the options given below:


Tangam Language

Consider the following statements with reference to the Tangam Language:

  1. Tangam is an endangered Sino-Tibetan language of the Tani subgroup spoken in Arunachal Pradesh state in North-East India.
  2. It has been marked ‘critically endangered’ by the UNESCO World Atlas of Endangered Languages (2009).

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The Multidimensional Poverty Index

Consider the following statements with reference to the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI):

  1. The Multidimensional Poverty Index was launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) in 2010.
  2. The Global MPI uses three standard dimensions: Health; Education; Standard of Living.
  3. If a person is deprived in a third or more of ten (weighted) indicators, the global MPI identifies them as ‘MPI poor’.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:


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