Current Affairs Question - July 2020


National Agriculture

Green-Ag Project


In which of the following north-eastern state, Green-Ag Project has been launched in order to reduce emissions from agriculture and ensure sustainable agricultural practices?

A
Mizoram
B
Nagaland
C
Assam
D
Meghalaya

National Biodiversity & Conservation

Melaghat Tiger Reserve


Consider the following statements with reference to the Melaghat Tiger Reserve:

  1. The Tapti Riverand the Gawilgadh ridge of the Satpura Range forms the boundaries of the reserve.
  2. It was among the first nine tiger reserves notified in 1973-74 under Project Tiger.

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 Indian Art & Culture

Monasteries


Consider the following pairs:

Famous Shrine Location

  1. Tabo Monastery and Temple Complex :Spiti Valley
  2. NakoMonastery :Kinnaur
  3. Alchi Temple Complex : Ladakh

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?


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

National Modern History

Bal Gangadhar Tilak


Consider the following statements with reference to Bal Gangadhar Tilak:

  1. He published two papers – ‘Kesari’ in English and ‘Mahratta’ in Marathi.
  2. He was one of the founders of All India Home Rule League, along with Annie Besant and G S Khaparde.
  3. The two important books written by Tilak are ‘Gita Rahasya’ and ‘The Arctic Home in the Vedas’.

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
2 and 3
D
1, 2 and 3

National Infrastructure

Zoram Mega Food Park


In which of the following north-eastern states, Zoram Mega Food Park has been established?

A
Mizoram
B
Arunachal Pradesh
C
Nagaland
D
Tripura

National Indian Art & Culture

Madhubani Paintings


Consider the following statements with reference to the Madhubani paintings:

  1. Madhubani art has four distinctive styles: Bharni,Tantrik, Godna and Kohbar.
  2. The themes of these paintings are chiefly nature and mythological events.It revolves around Hindu deities like Krishna, Shiva, Lakshmi, Durga, Rama, and Saraswati.

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

Plea Bargaining


Consider the following statements with reference to Plea Bargaining:

  1. The Justice Malimath Committee on reforms of the criminal justice system endorsed the various recommendations of the Law Commission with regard to plea bargaining.
  2. Plea bargaining was introduced in 2003 as part of a set of amendments to the CrPC as Chapter XXI-A, containing Sections 265A to 265L.
  3. Only someone who has been charge-sheeted for an offence that does not attract the death sentence, life sentence or a prison term above seven years can make use of the scheme under Chapter XXI-A.

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
1, 2 and 3

National Biodiversity & Conservation

Dibru-Saikhowa National Park


Consider the following statements with reference to the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park:

  1. Dibru-Saikhowa is a National Park as well as a Biosphere Reserve situated in the south bank of the river Manasin Assam.
  2. Feral Horses are free roaming horses also known as wild horses, found only in the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park.

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 Agriculture

Godhan Nyay Yojana


Recently, which of the following states launched GodhanNyayYojana?

A
Uttar Pradesh
B
Madhya Pradesh
C
Rajasthan
D
Chhattisgarh

Science & Technology

Meta Materials


Consider the following statements with reference to ‘Meta materials’:

  1. Meta materials are artificially crafted with unique internal microstructures that give them properties not found in nature.
  2. Meta materials derive their properties not from the properties of the base materials, but from their newly designed structures.

Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?

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

National International Institutions, Agencies & Fora

Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis And Malaria


The international financing organization, ‘Global Fund’, works towards accelerating the end of which of the following diseases?

  1. AIDS
  2. Malaria
  3. Swine Flu
  4. Polio
  5. Tuberculosis

Choose the correct option:

A
1, 2 and 4 only
B
1, 2 and 5 only
C
2, 3 and 5 only
D
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

National Polity & Governance

Pardoning Powers Of President/Governor


Consider the following statements:

  1. ‘Respite’ implies reducing the period of the sentence without changing its character.
  2. ‘Remission’denotes awarding a lesser sentence in place of one originally awarded due to some special fact, such as the physical disability of a convict or the pregnancy of a woman offender.
  3. ‘Reprieve’ implies a stay of the execution of a sentence (especially that of death) for a temporary period. Its purpose is to enable the convict to have time to seek pardon or commutation from the President.

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

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

National Physical Geography

Seismic Waves


Consider the following statements with reference to ‘Seismic Waves’:

  1. P-waves are the first waves detected by seismographs (instruments used to detect and record earthquakes).
  2. P-waves can travel through solids and liquids (since they are longitudinal waves) whereas S-waves can only travel through solids (as they are transverse waves).

Choose the correct answer from the options given below:

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

International Infrastructure

Chabahar Port


In which of the following country, Chabahar port is located?

A
Iran
B
Oman
C
Pakistan
D
None of the above

National Infrastructure

National Investment And Infrastructure Fund


Consider the following statements with reference to the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF):

  1. It is a collaborative investment platform for international and Indian investors, anchored by the Government of India.
  2. It was set up in December 2014 to catalyse funding into the country’s core sectors.
  3. It invests across asset classes such as infrastructure, private equity and other diversified sectors in India, with the objective to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors.

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

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

National Indian Art & Culture

Tangam Language


Consider the following statements with reference to the Tangam Language:

  1. Tangam is an endangered Sino-Tibetan language of the Tani subgroup spoken in Arunachal Pradesh state in North-East India.
  2. It has been marked ‘critically endangered’ by the UNESCO World Atlas of Endangered Languages (2009).

Choose the correct answer from the options given below:

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

International Rankings, Reports, Survey And Index

The Multidimensional Poverty Index


Consider the following statements with reference to the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI):

  1. The Multidimensional Poverty Index was launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) in 2010.
  2. The Global MPI uses three standard dimensions: Health; Education; Standard of Living.
  3. If a person is deprived in a third or more of ten (weighted) indicators, the global MPI identifies them as ‘MPI poor’.

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 3
C
Only 2
D
1, 2 and 3

National Biodiversity & Conservation

Assam Wildlife Sanctuary To Upgrade To National Park


Recently, the government of Assam has decided to upgrade it’s one of the Wildlife Sanctuary into national park. What is the name of the Wildlife Sanctuary?

A
Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary
B
Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary
C
Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary
D
Chakrashila Wildlife Sanctuary

National Tribal Communities In India

Rabari, Bharvad And Charan Communities


Recently, which of the following state decided to form a five-member commission to identify members of Rabari, Bharvad and Charan communities, who are eligible for benefits of Schedule Tribe (ST) status?

A
Rajasthan
B
Gujarat
C
Himachal Pradesh
D
Maharashtra

International Space Technology

Hope Mars Mission


Recently, one of the gulf country is planning to launch it’s first mission to Mars under the name: Hope. Choose the name of the gulf country from the options given below:

A
United Arab Emirates (UAE)
B
Kuwait
C
Saudi Arabia
D
Bahrain

International Issues Relating To Health

Measles And Rubella Free Countries


Recently, World Health Organization (WHO) has declared two countries free of measles and rubella diseases. Choose the mentioned two countries from the options given below:

A
Sri Lanka and Maldives
B
Bangladesh and Maldives
C
India and Bangladesh
D
Sri Lanka and India

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