Current Questions

Civil Services Chronicle Online, April, 2020:

Enforcement Of Decrees

Which of the following article grant discretionary power to the Supreme Court to pass such decree or make such order as is necessary for doing complete justice in any cause or matter pending before it?


Mahavir Swami

Consider the following statements:

  1. Mahavir Swami was the 24th and the last Tirthankara who succeeded the 23rd Tirthankara, Parshvanatha.
  2. He was born into Ikshvaku dynasty as the son of King Siddhartha of Kundagrama and Queen Trishala.
  3. Mahavira taught that observance of the vows of ahimsa (non-violence), satya (truth), asteya (non-stealing), brahmacharya (chastity), and aparigraha (non-attachment) are necessary for spiritual liberation.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

NASA’s Artemis Program

Consider the following statements with reference to the NASA’s Artemis Program:

  1. The Artemis program is an ongoing crewed spaceflight program carried out predominantly by NASA, with the goal of landing "the first woman and the next man" on the Moon, specifically at the lunar South Pole region by 2024.
  2. The program also involves a strategy to use the moon-orbiting way station dubbed the Gateway as a site for Mars analog missions.

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


Patriot Missile Long-Range Air-Defence System

Which of the following country own Patriot Missile Long-Range Air-Defence System?


Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment Follow-on Mission

Consider the following statements with reference to Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-on (GRACE-FO) Mission:

  1. The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-on (GRACE-FO) mission is a partnership between NASA and the National Centre for Space Studies (CNES)-France.
  2. The GRACE miss ions measure variations in gravity over Earth's surface, producing a new map of the gravity field every 30 days.
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Community Reserves

Consider the following statements:

  1. Community reserves are protected areas which typically act as buffer zones to or connectors and migration corridors between established national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and reserved and protected forests of India.
  2. These protected area categories were first introduced in the Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Act of 2002 − the amendment to the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972.

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India’s Assistance Operation

Recently, India conducted an assistance operation in order to supply essential medicines to one of the SAARC country. Choose both the name of the operation and country from the options given below:


Malabar Civet

Consider the following statements with reference tom the Malabar Civet:

  1. The Malabar large-spotted civet is a viverrid endemic to the Western Ghats of India.
  2. It is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List.

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National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority And Price Monitoring & Resource Unit

Recently, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has set up price monitoring and resource unit (PMRU) in one the state/UT. Choose the state/UT name from the options given below:


Countercyclical Capital Buffer

Consider the following statements with reference to the Countercyclical Capital Buffer (CCyB):

  1. The countercyclical capital buffer is intended to protect the banking sector against losses that could be caused by cyclical systemic risks increasing in the economy.
  2. Banks can use the capital buffers they have built up during the growth phase of the financial cycle to cover losses that may arise during periods of stress and to continue supplying credit to the real economy.
  3. The rule was first introduced in Basel III as an extension of another buffer (called the capital conservation buffer).

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