Current Questions

Civil Services Chronicle Online, September, 2020:

Jnanpith Award

Consider the following statements with reference to the Jnanpith Award:

  1. The award is bestowed only on Indian writers writing in Indian languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India and English with no posthumous conferral.
  2. Until 1982 it was presented for a specific work; thereafter, it was given for a writer’s overall contribution to literature.

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Trami Tradition

Trami Tradition is centuries old tradition which involves eating together from one plate during weddings. In which of the following State/ Union Territory, this tradition is being practiced till date?


Cess

Consider the following statements with reference to Cess:

  1. A cess is a form of tax usually imposed additionally when the state or the central government looks to raise funds for specific purposes.
  2. If the cess collected in a particular year goes unspent, it may be allocated for other purposes.

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Convention On Biological Diversity

Consider the given statements with reference to the Convention on Biological Diversity(CBD):

  1. The Convention was opened for signature at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro on 5 June 1992 and entered into force on 29 December 1993.
  2. India became a party to the Convention in 1996.

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Mission Shakti

India’s Mission Shakti is related to which of the following tests?


Dhrupad Style Of Hindustani Classical Music

Consider the following statements with reference to the Dhrupad style of Hindustani classical music:

  1. Dhrupad is a form of devotional music that traces its origin to the ancient text of Yajurveda.
  2. The nature of Dhrupad music is spiritual. It does not seek to entertain, but to induce feelings of peace and spirituality in the listener.

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


Blue Flag Certification

Consider the following statements with reference to the Blue Flag Certification:

  1. The Blue Flag Programme was started in France in 1985 and has been implemented in Europe since 1987 and in areas outside Europe since 2001 when South Africa joined.
  2. Chandrabhaga beach located on the Konark coast of Odisha is the first beach in the country to receive Blue Flag Certification.

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


Adjournment Motion

Consider the following statements:

  1. Adjournment motion is introduced both in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha to draw the attention of the House to a definite matter of urgent public importance.
  2. When the House is adjourned without naming a day for reassembly, it is called adjournment sine die.

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


Financial Grants

Consider the following statements with reference to Financial Grants:

  1. Supplementary grant is granted when the amount authorised by the Parliament through the appropriation act for a particular service for the current financial year is found to be insufficient for that year.
  2. Additional grant is granted when a need has arisen during the current financial year for additional expenditure upon some new service not contemplated in the budget for that year.
  3. Token grant is granted when funds to meet the proposed expenditure on a new service can be made available by re-appropriation.

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


Sonneratia Alba

Recently, which of the following states set to become the first coastal state to declare a state mangrove tree species- Sonneratiaalba, as a symbol to enhance conservation of the salt-tolerant vegetation?


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