Current Questions

IAS/ PCS :

Catalonia

More than 100 people were detained by Police in Catalonia over controversy sparked by arrest of separatist leaders. Consider the following statements about the Catalonia:

  1. Catalonia is a semi-autonomous region in Iberian Peninsula in the north-eastern Spain.
  2. Catalonia consists of three provinces: Barcelona, Girona, and Tarragona.

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GOAL (Going Online As Leaders) Program

Consider the following statements about the GOAL (Going Online As Leaders) program:

  1. Going Online as Leaders (GOAL) is a Google program in association with Union Ministry of Tribal Affair.
  2. Under the program, digital literacy to girls from six states in India will be imparted through a dedicated digital skilling curriculum.

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Rangdum Monastery

Recently, Archaeological Survey of India(ASI) invited objections or suggestions on declaring the Rangdum monastery a monument of national importance. Consider the following statements about the Rangdum monastery:

  1. Rangdum Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery belonging to the Kagyu sect.
  2. Built in 18th century, the monastery is situated at an altitude of 4,031 m. at the head of the Suru Valley, in Ladakh.

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Van Dhan Scheme

Recently, Van Dhan Internship Programme was organised by TRIFED under Ministry of Tribal Affairs.Consider the following statements about the Van Dhan Scheme:

  1. Van Dhan Scheme was launched by the government inApril, 2018, to help increase tribal income through Value Addition.
  2. It is being implemented by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs as Nodal Department at the Central Level and TRIFED as Nodal Agency at the National Level.

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National Security Guard

Recently, the National Security Guard (NSG) celebrated the 35th raising day ceremony NSG headquarters located in Manesar, Gurugram. Consider the following statements regarding the NSG:

  1. The NSG is a counter-terrorism unit that formally came into existence in 1986 by an act of Parliament- ‘National Security Guard Act, 1986’.
  2. It is a Federal Contingency World Class Zero Error Force to deal with anti-terrorist activities in all its manifestation.

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Maritime States Development Council

Recently, the 17th meeting of the Maritime States Development Council (MSDC) was held on 15th October, 2019 in New Delhi. Consider the following statements about the MSDC:

  1. Constituted in 1998, MSDC is an apex advisory body for the development of the Maritime sector and aims to ensure integrated development of only Minor Ports in India.
  2. Its function is to assess in consultation with State Governments, the future development of existing and new Minor Ports by the respective Maritime States either directly or through captive users and private participation.

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Gujarat’s New Port Policy

Recently,the Gujarat government has revised its existing port policy.Consider the following statements about the revised policy:

  1. It allows ports of any size more than five million metric tonnes, to be set up as a commercial port.
  2. It allows the existing 32 captive jetties in the state to handle “third-party” cargo without any restrictions.

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Mamallapuram

Recently, the Prime Minister of India and the President of the People's Republic of China held their Second Informal Summit in Chennai (Mamallapuram), India.Consider the following statements about the Mamallapuram:

  1. The city of Mamallapuram was founded by the Chalukyaking RajendraChola I in the 7thcentury AD.
  2. Shore temple ofMamallapuramwas designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.
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Andaman And Nicobar Islands

According to a survey conducted by the researchers from CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are under threat from plastic.Consider the following statements about the Andaman and Nicobar Islands:

  1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands are southward extension of ArakanYoma range (Myanmar).
  2. The Andaman and Nicobar islands are separated by the Ten Degree Channel.
  3. Saddle Peak is the highest peak of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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Dharma Guardian

Joint Military Exercise Dharma Guardian-2019 between India and Japan will be is scheduled to take place between from 19th October to 2nd November, 2019. Consider the following statements about the Dharma Guardian:

  1. Exercise DHARMA GUARDIAN is an annual training event which is being conducted in India since 2016.
  2. The scope of this exercise covers joint training on counter-terrorism operations in the jungle and urban scenario.
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