Current Questions

Solar Eclipse

Consider the following statements with reference to the Solar Eclipse:

  1. In a total solar eclipse, the narrowest part of the path (where the Sun is completely blocked and the Moon casts its darkest shadow (called the umbra)) is called the “zone of totality”.
  2. An annular solar eclipse occurs occurs when Earth moves through the lunar penumbra (the lighter part of the Moon’s shadow) as the Moon moves between Earth and the Sun.

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Schizothorax Sikusirumensis Fish

In which of the following state, a new species of fish named ‘Schizothorax sikusirumensis’ has been discovered?


Mount Merapi

In which of the following country active volcano Mount Merapi is being located?


Gee's Golden Langur

Consider the following statements with reference to the Gee's golden langur:

  1. The Gee's golden langur belongs to the Old World monkey family and is one of the most endangered primate species of India.
  2. They are listed in Appendix I of CITES and Schedule I of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

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Pangolins

Consider the following statements:

  1. Pangolins are mammals of the order Pholidota.
  2. Chinese pangolin has been listed as “critically endangered”.
  3. Indian pangolin has been listed as “endangered”.


Mugger Or Marsh Crocodile

Consider the following statements:

  1. The mugger or marsh crocodile (Crocodylus palustris) is listed as a Critically Endangered by IUCN.
  2. The estuarine or saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) is listed as Vulnerable by IUCN.
  3. The gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) is being listed as least concern by IUCN.

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Axone Or Fermented Soya Bean

In which of the following northeastern state, ethnic cuisine- Axone or fermented soya bean is being prepared and eaten by tribal population across the state?


Ninth Schedule Of The Constitution

Consider the following statements with reference to the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution:

  1. The Ninth Schedule contains a list of central and state laws which cannot be challenged in courts.
  2. The Schedule became a part of the Constitution in 1952, when the document was amended for the first time.
  3. It was created by the new Article 31B, which along with 31A was brought in by the government to protect laws related to agrarian reform and for abolishing the Zamindari system.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?


GST Council

Consider the following statements:

  1. GST Council is a constitutional body under Article 279A.
  2. It was introduced by the Constitution (One Hundred and First Amendment) Act, 2016.
  3. The GST Council is chaired by the Union Finance Minister and other members include the Union State Minister of Revenue or Finance and Ministers in-charge of Finance or Taxation of all the States.

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Raja Parba

In which of the following state, Raja Parba or festival is being celebrated?


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