Current Questions

Civil Services Chronicle Online, April, 2020:

Central Administrative Tribunal

Consider the following statements with reference to the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT):

  1. The Central Administrative Tribunal was established by an Act of Parliament namely Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985 as sequel to the 42nd amendment of the Constitution of India inserting Article 323 A.
  2. The Tribunal is headed by the Chairman and 65 Members, 33 from Judicial (including Chairman) and 33 from the Administrative stream.
  3. It is not bound by the procedure laid down in the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, but is guided by the principles of natural justice.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

Festival Of Bihu

In which of the state the festival of Bihu is being celebrated every year?


Dhauladhar Range

Consider the following statements with reference to the Dhauladhar range:

  1. Dhauladhar ranges are the extension of Pir Panjal into Himachal Pradesh. They are cut across by the river Ravi.
  2. Hanuman Tibba is the highest peak of Dhauladhar range.

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Reproduction Number

Consider the following statements:

  1. Reproduction number (R0) indicates the average number of people who will contract the virus from a person who has already been infected, in a population that does not have immunity for the said disease.
  2. R0 is the division of the number of new infections by the number of existing infections, or the average number of new infections over an infectious period (R0= new infections/existing infections).

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Ordinance To Deal With COVID 19 Spread

Recently, which of the following State government has promulgated an ordinance to deal with COVID 19 spread by amending Section 3 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897?


Wildlife Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh

A wildlife sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh is only the home to the Asian elephant in the state. What is the name of the sanctuary?


Indian Council For Cultural Relations

Who among the following laid the foundation of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in 1950?Who among the following laid the foundation of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in 1950?Who among the following laid the foundation of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in 1950?Who among the following laid the foundation of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in 1950?Who among the following laid the foundation of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in 1950?


Organisation For The Prohibition Of Chemical Weapons

Consider the following statements with reference to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW):

  1. OPCW is the implementing body for the Chemical Weapons Convention, which entered into force on 29th May, 1998.
  2. A unique feature of the Convention is its incorporation of the ‘challenge inspection’, whereby any State Party in doubt about another State Party’s compliance can request a surprise inspection.

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National Board For Wildlife

Consider the following statements with reference to the National Board for Wildlife:

  1. It is a “Statutory Organization” constituted under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
  2. The board is ‘advisory’ in nature and can only advise the Government on policy making for conservation of wildlife.

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Challenge To Test The Ability Of Students To Innovate

Recently, the Ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD) has launched a mega online challenge to test the ability of students to innovate. What is the name of the challenge?


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