Current Questions

Civil Services Chronicle Online, August, 2020:

Teesta River

Consider the following statements with reference to the Teesta river:

  1. Teesta River is a tributary of the Brahmaputra flowing through India and Bangladesh.
  2. The river flows through the Indian states of Assam and West Bengal before entering the territory of Bangladesh.

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Namath Basai

Which of the following State is carrying out a unique programme called “Namath Basai” of teaching tribal children in their mother tongue?


Eye Related Disorders

Consider the following statements:

  1. Myopia is a common vision condition in which one can see objects near to him clearly, but objects farther away are blurry.
  2. Presbyopia occurs when your eyes gradually lose the ability to see things clearly up close.
  3. In Hypermetropia the image of a nearby object is formed behind the retina. This means that light is focused too far back in the eye, causing things which are close up to appear blurred.

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


International Solar Alliance

Consider the following statements with reference to the International Solar Alliance (ISA):

  1. It is an initiative jointly launched by India and US in 2015 at Paris on the sidelines of COP 21 UN Climate Change Conference.
  2. Countries that do not fall within the Tropics can join the alliance and enjoy all benefits as other members, with the exception of voting rights.

Choose the correct statement (s) from the options given below:


Bravery Awards

Consider the following statements:

  1. ParamVir Chakra is the highest-military award in India awarded for National bravery in the presence of enemy.
  2. Vir Chakra is the second-highest military decoration in India, awarded for acts of conspicuous gallantry in presence of enemy, whether on land, at sea or in air.
  3. Ashoka Chakra is an Indian military decoration awarded for valour, courageous action or self-sacrifice away from the battlefield. It is the peacetime equivalent of the ParamVir Chakra.

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


Mediterranean Sea

Consider the following statements with reference to the Mediterranean Sea:

  1. Mediterranean Sea is connected to the Atlantic Ocean by the Strait of Gibraltar in the west.
  2. It is connected to the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea, by the Straits of the Dardanelles and the Bosporus respectively, in the east.

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Articles Of Indian Constitution

Consider the following statements:

  1. According to the Article 130, the Supreme Court shall be a court of record and shall have all the powers of such a court including the power to punish for contempt of itself.
  2. According to the Article 216, every High Court shall be a court of record and shall have all the powers of such a court including the power to punish for contempt of itself.
  3. Article 32 of the Indian Constitution and Article 226 of the Indian Constitution lay down the provisions for filing Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in Supreme Court and High Courts respectively.

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


Arrow-2 Missile Defense System

Recently, which of the following country tested advanced missile defense system Arrow-2 interceptor?


Asian Elephant

Consider the following statements with reference to Asian Elephant:

  1. Government of India has declared Indian elephant as National Heritage Animal in year 2011.
  2. Since 1986, the Asian elephant has been listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List.
  3. The Asian elephant is listed on CITES Appendix II.

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


National Health Policy-2017

Consider the following statements with reference to the National Health Policy-2017:

  1. The policy proposes free drugs, free diagnostics and free emergency and essential health care services in all public hospitals in a bid to provide access and financial protection.
  2. It proposes raising public health expenditure to 3.5% of the GDP by 2030.
  3. It also envisages a three-dimensional integration of AYUSH systems encompassing cross referrals, co-location and integrative practices across systems of medicines.

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


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