Current Affairs Question - August 2020


National Physical Geography

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.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A
Only 1
B
Both 1 and 2
C
Only 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2

National Welfare Schemes For Vulnerable Section

Namath Basai


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

A
Kerala
B
Karnataka
C
Tamil Nadu
D
Telangana

National Issues Relating To Health

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:

A
Only 1
B
2 and 3
C
Only 3
D
1, 2 and 3

International Bilateral, Regional And Global Groupings Affecting India

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:

A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2

National Miscellaneous

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:

A
1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
1, 2 and 3

International Physical Geography

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.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A
Only 1
B
Both 1 and 2
C
Only 2
D
Neither 1nor 2

National Polity & Governance

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:

A
Only 1
B
2 and 3
C
Only 3
D
1, 2 and 3

International Defence & Security

Arrow-2 Missile Defense System


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

A
United States
B
France
C
Israel
D
China

National Biodiversity & Conservation

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:

A
1 and 2
B
Only 2
C
1 and 3
D
Only 3

National Issues Relating To Health

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:

A
1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
1, 2 and 3

National Rankings, Reports, Survey And Index

Atal Mission For Rejuvenation And Urban Transformation (AMRUT) Scheme


Which of the following states bagged 1st position in ranking of states/Union Territories under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme, released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs?

A
Chandigarh
B
Gujarat
C
Telangana
D
Odisha

International Physical Geography

Mt. Sinabung


In which of the following country, active volcano Mt. Sinabung, is located?

A
Indonesia
B
Japan
C
Hawaii
D
Italy

National Social Empowerment

Mitakshara School Of Hindu Law


Consider the following statements with reference to the Mitakshara School of Hindu Law:

  1. The term Mitakshara is derived from the name of a commentary written by Vijnaneswara, on the Yajnavalkya Smriti.
  2. According to the Mitakshara law school a joint family refers only to the male member of a family and extends to include his son, grandson and great-grandson.
  3. In the Mitakshara system the wife cannot demand partition.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A
Only 1
B
2 and 3
C
Only3
D
1, 2 and 3

National Infrastructure

Thenzawl Golf Resort Project


In which of the following north-eastern state, Thenzawl Golf Resort Project has been virtually inaugurated?

A
Mizoram
B
Nagaland
C
Tripura
D
Meghalaya

National Indian Art & Culture

Indian Council For Cultural Relations (ICCR)


Consider the following statements with reference to the Indian Council for Cultural Relations(ICCR):

  1. ICCR was founded in 1950 by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, independent India’s first Deputy Prime Minister.
  2. It publishes six quarterly journals which are published in five different languages.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2

International Art & Culture

Loya Jirga


In which of the following countries, Loya Jirga - a national mass gathering,that brings together representatives from the various ethnic, religious, and tribal communities to settle national issues, is being held?

A
Pakistan
B
Iran
C
Afghanistan
D
Iraq

National Polity & Governance

Comptroller And Auditor General Of India


Consider the following statements with reference to the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India:

  1. The Constitution of India provides for an independent office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) in chapter VI under Part VI.
  2. The CAG is mentioned in the Constitution of India under Article 148 – 151.
  3. CAG is the head of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A
1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
1, 2 and 3

National Miscellaneous

Ammonium Nitrate


Consider the following with reference to ammonium nitrate:

  1. In its pure form, ammonium nitrate (NH4NO3) is a yellow, crystalline chemical which is insoluble in water.
  2. It is also the main component of the explosive composition known as ANFO — ammonium nitrate fuel oil.
  3. Ammonium nitrate is used in some instant cold packs, as its dissolution in water is highly endothermic.

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

A
1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
1, 2 and 3

National Indian Art & Culture

Nagara School Of Temple Architecture


Consider the following statements with reference to the Nagara School of Temple architecture:

  1. In the Nagara style, the temple is generally constructed on an upraised platform called jagati.
  2. Mandapas are present in front of the Garbhagriha.
  3. Nagara style doesn’t usually have elaborate boundary walls or gateways (South Indian temples often sport magnificent Gopurams).
  4. Nagara School is further subdivided into different schools based on region like Odisha, Khajuraho, Solanki, etc.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the options given below:

A
1 Only 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 4
D
1, 2, 3 and 4

National Disaster And Disaster Management

Mullaperiyar Dam


Mullaperiyar dam has been a long standing issue in between two south Indian states. What is the name of those two states? Choose the correct answer from the options given below:

A
Kerala and Tamil Nadu
B
Tamil Nadu and Karnataka
C
Karnataka and Kerala
D
Karnataka and Telangana

International Physical Geography

Exclusive Economic Zone


Consider the following statements with reference to the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ):

  1. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) defines an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) as generally extending 200 nautical miles from shore, within which the coastal state has the right to explore and exploit, and the responsibility to conserve and manage, both living and non-living resources.
  2. The EEZ includes the territorial sea but does not include the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles.
  3. The EEZ does not include the contiguous zone.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A
Only 1
B
1 and 2
C
2 and 3
D
1, 2 and 3

National Biodiversity & Conservation

Hoolock Gibbons


Consider the following statements with reference to ‘Hoolock Gibbons’:

  1. The Hoolock gibbons are three primate species of genus Hoolock in the Gibbon family and are native to Eastern Bangladesh, Northeast India, Myanmar and Southwest China.
  2. Eastern Hoolock is listed as ‘Vulnerable’in the IUCN Red List.
  3. Western Hoolock is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’in the IUCN Red List.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A
Only 1
B
1 and 2
C
2 and 3
D
Only 3

International Science & Technology

BeiDou Navigation Satellite System


Recently, which of the following country formally launched its Navigation Satellite System under the name BeiDou?

A
China
B
Russia
C
Japan
D
None of the above

National Polity & Governance

Whip


Consider the following statements with reference to the ‘Whip’:

  1. A whip is an official of a political party who acts as the party’s ‘enforcer’ inside the Legislative Assembly or House of Parliament.
  2. There are some cases such as Presidential elections where whips cannot direct a Member of Parliament (MP) or Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) to vote in a particular fashion.
  3. India inherited the concept of the ‘Whip’ from the Australian Constitution.

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

A
Only 1
B
1 and 2
C
1 and 3
D
Only 3

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