Current Affairs Question - June 2020


International Physical Geography

Golden Triangle And Golden Crescent


Consider the following statements:

  1. Golden Triangle is represented by the region coinciding with the rural mountains of Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia.
  2. Golden Crescent region comprises Afghanistan, Iran, and China, whose mountainous peripheries define the crescent.

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

International Physical Geography

Seabed 2030 Project


Consider the following statements with reference to the Seabed 2030 Project:

  1. Seabed 2030 is a collaborative project between the Nippon Foundation of Japan and the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO).
  2. The project was launched at the United Nations (UN) Ocean Conference in June 2017 and is aligned with the UN's Sustainable Development Goal-14 to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources.

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 Constitution

Article 340 & 102nd Constitution Amendment Act, 2018


Consider the following statements:

  1. Article 340 of the Constitution deals with the appointment of a Commission to investigate the conditions of schedule tribes.
  2. 102nd Constitution Amendment Act, 2018 provides constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC).

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

Ashadhi Bij | Sajibu Cheiraobai | Losoong


Consider the following statements:

  1. Ashadhi Bij festival is associated with the beginning of rains in the Kutch region of Gujarat.
  2. Sajibu Cheiraobai is celebrated by Meiteis (an ethnic group in Manipur) which is observed on the first day of Manipur lunar month Shajibu.
  3. Losoong, also known as Namsoong is the Sikkimese New Year.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

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

National Important Geophysical Phenomena & Geographical Features

Solar Eclipse


Consider the following statements with reference to the Solar Eclipse:

  1. In a total solar eclipse, the narrowest part of the path (where the Sun is completely blocked and the Moon casts its darkest shadow (called the umbra)) is called the “zone of totality”.
  2. An annular solar eclipse occurs occurs when Earth moves through the lunar penumbra (the lighter part of the Moon’s shadow) as the Moon moves between Earth and the Sun.

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 Biodiversity & Conservation

Schizothorax Sikusirumensis Fish


In which of the following state, a new species of fish named ‘Schizothorax sikusirumensis’ has been discovered?

A
Assam
B
West Bengal
C
Arunachal Pradesh
D
Mizoram

International Physical Geography

Mount Merapi


In which of the following country active volcano Mount Merapi is being located?

A
Indonesia
B
Philippines
C
Italy
D
Greece

National Biodiversity & Conservation

Gee's Golden Langur


Consider the following statements with reference to the Gee's golden langur:

  1. The Gee's golden langur belongs to the Old World monkey family and is one of the most endangered primate species of India.
  2. They are listed in Appendix I of CITES and Schedule I of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

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

International

Pangolins


Consider the following statements:

  1. Pangolins are mammals of the order Pholidota.
  2. Chinese pangolin has been listed as “critically endangered”.
  3. Indian pangolin has been listed as “endangered”.
A
Only 1
B
1 and 3
C
Only 2
D
1, 2 and 3

National Biodiversity & Conservation

Mugger Or Marsh Crocodile


Consider the following statements:

  1. The mugger or marsh crocodile (Crocodylus palustris) is listed as a Critically Endangered by IUCN.
  2. The estuarine or saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) is listed as Vulnerable by IUCN.
  3. The gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) is being listed as least concern by IUCN.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A
1 and 2
B
Only 3
C
1 and 3
D
None of the above

National Miscellaneous

Axone Or Fermented Soya Bean


In which of the following northeastern state, ethnic cuisine- Axone or fermented soya bean is being prepared and eaten by tribal population across the state?

A
Manipur
B
Nagaland
C
Arunachal Pradesh
D
Tripura

National Indian Constitution

Ninth Schedule Of The Constitution


Consider the following statements with reference to the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution:

  1. The Ninth Schedule contains a list of central and state laws which cannot be challenged in courts.
  2. The Schedule became a part of the Constitution in 1952, when the document was amended for the first time.
  3. It was created by the new Article 31B, which along with 31A was brought in by the government to protect laws related to agrarian reform and for abolishing the Zamindari system.

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

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

National Constitutional Bodies In India

GST Council


Consider the following statements:

  1. GST Council is a constitutional body under Article 279A.
  2. It was introduced by the Constitution (One Hundred and First Amendment) Act, 2016.
  3. The GST Council is chaired by the Union Finance Minister and other members include the Union State Minister of Revenue or Finance and Ministers in-charge of Finance or Taxation of all the States.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

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

National Indian Art & Culture

Raja Parba


In which of the following state, Raja Parba or festival is being celebrated?

A
Assam
B
West Bengal
C
Jharkhand
D
Odisha

National Infrastructure

Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port


Recently, which of the following port has been renamed as Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port?

A
Kolkata Port
B
Paradip Port
C
Vishakhapatnam Port
D
None of the above

National Biodiversity & Conservation

Online Waste Management Platform


Recently, which of the following state has launched India’s first online waste exchange platform?

A
Tamil Nadu
B
Telangana
C
Karnataka
D
Andhra Pradesh

National Indian Economy

Border Adjustment Tax


Consider the following statements with reference to the Border Adjustment Tax (BAT):

  1. Border adjustment tax is a value-added tax on imported goods and is also referred to as a border-adjusted tax, destination tax or border tax adjustment.
  2. BAT levies a tax depending on where a good is consumed rather than where it is produced.
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

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