Current Questions

IAS/ PCS :

Coastal Regulation Zone

Consider the following statements:

  1. The coastal areas have been classified into four categories—CRZ-I, CRZ-II, CRZ-III and CRZ-IV—in the 1991 notification, which aimed at restricting establishment of industries in these areas.
  2. CRZ-I includes areas situated between the high and low tide lines. Exploration of natural gas and extraction of salt are permitted in this zone.
  3. CRZ-III includes rural and urban areas which fall outside CRZ-I and CRZ-II are covered under CRZ-III. Only agriculture-related activities and public facilities are permitted in this zone.

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Chinese Paddlefish

Recently, the Chinese Paddlefish (Psephurus gladius) has been declared extinct by Chinese scientists. Consider the following statements about the Chinese Paddlefish:

  1. Chinese Paddlefish was endemic to the Yangtze River in China.
  2. Prior to being declared extinct, it was listed as critically endangered, possibly extinct by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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Epiphany

Consider the following statements with reference to the Epiphany:

  1. Epiphany is among the three oldest and major festival days in Christianity, the two others being Christmas and Easter.
  2. Epiphany is a feast day, or a day of commemoration, which in Christianity marks the visit of the Magi (meaning the Three Wise Men or Three Kings) to the Infant Jesus (Christ from his nativity until age 12).

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Miyawaki Method

Consider the following statements with reference to the Miyawaki method:

  1. Miyawaki is a technique pioneered by Philippines that helps build dense, native forests.
  2. In Miyawaki method multi-layered saplings are planted close to each other. This blocks sunlight from reaching the ground and prevents weeds from growing, thus keeping the soil moist. The close cropping further ensures that the plants receive sunlight only from the top thus enabling them only to grow upwards than sideways.

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Seke Language

In which of the following countries, Seke language is being spoken?


Amma Vodi Scheme

Which among the following given states has recently launched Amma Vodi Scheme?


Financial Intelligence Unit

Consider the following statements with reference to the Financial Intelligence Unit – India (FIU-IND):

  1. The FIU- IND was set up by the Government of India in 2005 as the central national agency responsible for receiving, processing, analyzing and disseminating information relating to suspect financial transactions.
  2. FIU-IND is an independent body reporting directly to the Economic Intelligence Council (EIC) headed by the Finance Minister.

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Tulu Language

Recently, there has been growing demand to include Tulu in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. Consider the following statements with reference to Tulu language:

  1. Tulu belongs to the southern branch of the family of Dravidian languages.
  2. The present-day Tulu linguistic majority area is confined to the region of Tulu Nadu, which comprises the districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi in Karnataka and the northern part of Kasaragod district of Kerala.

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Bibi Ka Maqbara

Consider the following statements with reference to the Bibi Ka Maqbara:

  1. Bibi ka Maqbara was as commissioned by Emperor Aurangzeb in 1660 in the memory of his wife Rahmat-un-Nissa.
  2. Also called the Tomb of the Lady, Bibi Ka Maqbara was designed by Ataullah, the son of Ahmad Lahauri, the architect of the Taj Mahal.

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Zonal Councils

Consider the following statements:

  1. The Zonal Councils are the constitutional bodies, established by an Act of the Parliament, States Reorganisation Act of 1957.
  2. North-Eastern Council was created by a separate Act of Parliament, the North-Eastern Council Act of 1971.

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