Current Affairs Question - May 2020


National Government Policies And Interventions

Skill Map Of Migrant Workers


Recently, which of the following state released its first skill map of migrant workers who returned to the State during the lockdown?

A
Tamil Nadu
B
Uttar Pradesh
C
Karnataka
D
West Bengal

National Miscellaneous

"Industry" Status To Sports


Recently, which of the following northeastern state has accorded ‘industry’ status to sports?

A
Nagaland
B
Tripura
C
Meghalaya
D
Mizoram

National Tribal Communities In India

Katkari Tribe


Consider the following statements with reference to the Katkari Tribe:

  1. The name Katkari is derived from a forest-based activity – the making and sale of catechu (katha) from the khair tree (Acacia catechu).
  2. It is one of the 75 Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs).
  3. The British administration had classified them under the Criminal Tribes Act, 1871.

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 Agriculture

Direct Seeding Of Rice


As the labour shortage is imminent owing to exodus of migrant labourers amid the ongoing lockdown, farmers of an Indian state are turning towards the direct seeding of rice (DSR). What is the name of state mentioned above?

A
Punjab
B
West Bengal
C
Chhattisgarh
D
Haryana

National Infrastructure

Ports Of Call


Consider the following statements with reference to the Ports of Call:

  1. Ports of call are intermediate stops for a ship on its scheduled journey for taking on supplies or fuel.
  2. Port of call can include both inland harbours and marine seaports that cater to vessels transiting internationally.
  3. Presently there are six ports of call in India. They are Kolkata, Haldi and Karimganj.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

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

National Indian Art & Culture

Konark Sun Temple


Consider the following statements with reference to the Konark Sun Temple:

  1. The temple is attributed to king Narasimhadeva I of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty about 1250 CE.
  2. It is a classic illustration of the Odisha style of Architecture or Kalinga Architecture.
  3. It was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1986.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

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

National Miscellaneous

Charan Paduka


Recently, which of the following state has launched an initiative Charan Paduka to help the migrant labour force?

A
Maharashtra
B
Uttar Pradesh
C
Bihar
D
Madhya Pradesh

National Programmes & Schemes

Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana


Recently, which of the following state has decided to implement Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana?

A
Madhya Pradesh
B
Andhra Pradesh
C
Chhattisgarh
D
Punjab

National Biodiversity & Conservation

Mount Harriet National Park


In which of the State/Union Territory does Mount Harriet National Park is situated?

A
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
B
Tamil Nadu
C
Lakshwadeep Islands
D
Kerala

National International Institutions, Agencies & Fora

International Telecommunication Union


Consider the following statements with reference to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU):

  1. India has been an active member of the ITU since 1869 and has been a regular member of the ITU Council since 1952.
  2. Membership of ITU is open to all Member States of the United Nations, which may join the Union as Member States.

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

National Government Policies And Interventions

GOAL (Going Online As Leaders) Programme


Recently, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs launched a digital programme GOAL (Going Online as Leaders) programme in collaboration with a social media company. What is the the name of the company?

A
Facebook
B
Google
C
Twitter
D
None of the above

National Biodiversity & Conservation

Gharial (Gavialis Gangeticus)


Consider the following statements with reference to the gharial (Gavialis gangeticus):

  1. In 1975, the Indian Crocodile Conservation Project was set up under the auspices of the Government of India, initially in Odisha's Satkosia Gorge Sanctuary.
  2. In India, it is protected under the Schedule 1 species in Wildlife Protection Act of 1972.
  3. It has been listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List since 2007.

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 Intergovernmental Organizations, International Institutions, Agencies & Fora

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation


Consider the following statements with reference to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO):

  1. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Charter was signed during the St.Petersburg SCO Heads of State meeting in June 2002, and entered into force on 19 September 2003.
  2. The SCO counts three observer states, namely the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Mongolia.
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 Physical Geography

River Nila


Recently, the Ministry of Tourism organised a webinar- ‘Exploring River Nila’ as a part of the Dekho Apna Desh Webinar series. Between which of the following states, does the river Nila flows?

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

International International Institutions, Agencies & Fora

European Court Of Justice


Consider the following statements with reference to the European Court of Justice (ECJ):

  1. It is a part Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), and is the European Union’s Supreme Court in matters of EU law.
  2. The President of the Court of Justice is elected from and by the judges for a renewable term of two years.
  3. Following the entrance into force of the Treaty of Lisbon on 1 December 2009, the ECJ’s official name was changed from the “Court of Justice of the European Communities” to the “Court of Justice”.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

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

National Miscellaneous

Gopal Krishna Gokhale


Consider the following statements with reference to Gopal Krishna Gokhale:

  1. In 1893, Gokhale became the Secretary of the Bombay Provincial Conference and in 1895, he served as the Joint Secretary of the INC along with Tilak.
  2. In 1905, he founded the Servants of India Society, which trained people to be selfless workers so they could work for the common good of the people.
  3. He launched the English weekly newspaper named The Hitavad (The people's paper) in 1911.

Choose the correct answer from the options given below:

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

National Tribal Communities In India

Toda Tribe


In which of the following state, Toda tribe is found in India?

A
Tamil Nadu
B
Arunachal Pradesh
C
Karnataka
D
Manipur

National Parliament And State Legislatures

Parliamentary Committees


Consider the following statements with reference to the Parliamentary Committees:

  1. Parliamentary committees draw their authority from Article 105 (on privileges of Parliament members) and Article 118 (on Parliament’s authority to make rules for regulating its procedure and conduct of business).
  2. Committee reports are usually exhaustive and provide authentic information on matters related to governance. Bills that are referred to committees are returned to the House with significant value addition. Parliament is not bound by the recommendations of committees.

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

National Important Geophysical Phenomena & Geographical Features

The Bay Of Bengal Boundary Layer Experiment


Consider the following statements:

  1. The Bay of Bengal Boundary Layer Experiment or BoBBLE in short is a project funded by Union Ministry of Earth Sciences and the Natural Environment Research Council of United Kingdom.
  2. BoBBLE proposes an observational campaign for the southern Bay, during the established monsoon (mid-June to mid-July).

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

Chithirai Festival


Among which of the following temple, festival Chithirai is being celebrated every year?

A
Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai
B
Brihadeeswarar Temple, Thanjavur
C
Kanchi Kailasanthar Temple, Kanchipuram
D
Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameswaram

International Policies/Politics Of Other Countries Affecting India

Rename And Revalue Of Currency


Recently, which of the following country decided to rename and revalue its national currency?

A
Iraq
B
Saudi Arabia
C
United Arab Emirates
D
Iran

International Space Technology

Arktika-M Satellite


Which of the following country will launch Arktika-M satellite for monitoring the Arctic climate and environment at the end 2020?

A
Russia
B
USA
C
Norway
D
None of the above

National Miscellaneous

Pulitzer Prize


Consider the following statements:

  1. Pulitzer Prize was established in 1917 and has been awarded for the achievements in magazine, newspaper, online journalism, musical composition, and literature.
  2. The award is administered by Columbia University, USA.

Choose the correct answerer from the codes given below:

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

National Tribal Communities In India

Bru/Reang Community


Consider the following statements:

  1. Bru or Reang is a community indigenous to Northeast India, living mostly in Tripura, Mizoram and Assam.
  2. In Assam, they are recognised as a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group.
  3. Bru speak the Reang dialect of Kokborok language which is of Tibeto-Burmese origin and is locally referred to as Kau Bru.
Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:
A
Only 1
B
1 and 3
C
2 and 3
D
Only 3

National Biodiversity & Conservation

Animal Adoption Programme


Recently, which of the following park in Karnataka has come out with the Animal Adoption Programme to conserve wildlife and allow people to adopt animals at the zoo during the lockdown period?

A
Bandipur National Park
B
Kudremukh National Park
C
Rajiv Gandhi (Nagarahole) National Park
D
Bannerghatta Biological Park

National Miscellaneous

Statehood Day


Recently, two states celebrated their statehood on 1st May, 2020. Choose the states from the options given below:

A
Maharashtra and Gujarat
B
Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh
C
Maharashtra and Karnataka
D
Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

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