Current Affairs Question - March 2021


National Government Budgeting

Grants And Funds In Indian Budget


Consider the following statements:

  1. Supplementary Grant is granted when the amount authorised by the Parliament through the appropriation act for a particular service for the current financial year is found to be insufficient for that year.
  2. The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) brings the demand for an excess grant to the notice of Parliament through a report on appropriation account.
  3. Additional Grant is granted when a need has arisen during the current financial year for supplementary or additional expenditure upon some new service not contemplated in the Budget for that year.

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

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

National Physical Geography

Bara-Lacha Pass


Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about the Bara-Lacha Pass?

  1. Bara-Lacha Pass is a high mountain pass located in the Pir Panjal Range of Lesser Himalaya.
  2. It is situated along the Leh–Manali Highway.
  3. The pass also acts as a water-divide between the Bhaga River and the Yunan River.

Codes:

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

National Biodiversity & Conservation

Seabuckthorn


Consider the following statements with reference to the shrub Seabuckthorn found mainly in Himalayan region:

  1. The shrub withstand extreme temperatures from -43ºC to 40ºC and it is considered to be drought tolerant.
  2. It has extensive root system having ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen.
  3. It is a rich source of biodiesel.

Choose the correct statement(s):

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

National Indian Art & Culture

Sattras


Consider the following statements with reference to the Sattras of Assam:

  1. Sattras are monastic institutions created as part of the 16th century Neo-Vaishnavite reformist movement started by Vaishnavite saint-reformer Srimanta Sankaradeva.
  2. Sattras promulgate Sankardeva’s unique “worship through art” approach with music (borgeet), dance (xattriya) and theatre (bhauna).
  3. Each Sattra has a naamghar (worship hall) as its nucleus and is headed by an influential “Sattradhikar”.

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

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

National Government Policies And Interventions

Cess And Surcharge


Consider the following statements:

  1. Cess is a form of tax levied or collected by the government for the development or welfare of a particular service or sector.
  2. Surcharge is an additional charge or tax levied on an existing tax.
  3. Unlike a cess, which is meant to raise revenue for a temporary need, surcharge is usually permanent in nature.
  4. Currently, the cess and surcharge collected by the Centre are not part of the tax devolution.

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
3 and 4
D
1,2 , 3 and 4

National Government Policies And Interventions

National Food Security Act 2013


Consider the following statements with reference to the National Food Security Act, (NFSA) 2013:

  1. NFSA defines the joint responsibility of the Centre and State/UT Government.
  2. The Act legally entitles upto 85% of the rural population and 60% of the urban population to receive subsidized foodgrains under Targeted Public Distribution System.
  3. It provides for reforms in the TPDS including schemes such as Cash transfers for provisioning of food entitlements.

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

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

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