Current Affairs Question - September 2020


National Indian Art & Culture

Jnanpith Award


Consider the following statements with reference to the Jnanpith Award:

  1. The award is bestowed only on Indian writers writing in Indian languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India and English with no posthumous conferral.
  2. Until 1982 it was presented for a specific work; thereafter, it was given for a writer’s overall contribution to literature.

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

Trami Tradition


Trami Tradition is centuries old tradition which involves eating together from one plate during weddings. In which of the following State/ Union Territory, this tradition is being practiced till date?

A
Himachal Pradesh
B
Ladakh
C
Jammu & Kashmir
D
None of the above

National Banking & Finance

Cess


Consider the following statements with reference to Cess:

  1. A cess is a form of tax usually imposed additionally when the state or the central government looks to raise funds for specific purposes.
  2. If the cess collected in a particular year goes unspent, it may be allocated for other purposes.

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 Biodiversity & Conservation

Convention On Biological Diversity


Consider the given statements with reference to the Convention on Biological Diversity(CBD):

  1. The Convention was opened for signature at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro on 5 June 1992 and entered into force on 29 December 1993.
  2. India became a party to the Convention in 1996.

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

Science & Technology

Mission Shakti


India’s Mission Shakti is related to which of the following tests?

A
Anti-satellite missile test
B
Brah Mos missile test
C
Intercontinental ballistic missile test
D
Agni series missile test

National Indian Art & Culture

Dhrupad Style Of Hindustani Classical Music


Consider the following statements with reference to the Dhrupad style of Hindustani classical music:

  1. Dhrupad is a form of devotional music that traces its origin to the ancient text of Yajurveda.
  2. The nature of Dhrupad music is spiritual. It does not seek to entertain, but to induce feelings of peace and spirituality in the listener.

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

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

International Environmental Pollution, Degradation & Climate Change

Blue Flag Certification


Consider the following statements with reference to the Blue Flag Certification:

  1. The Blue Flag Programme was started in France in 1985 and has been implemented in Europe since 1987 and in areas outside Europe since 2001 when South Africa joined.
  2. Chandrabhaga beach located on the Konark coast of Odisha is the first beach in the country to receive Blue Flag Certification.

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

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

National Polity & Governance

Adjournment Motion


Consider the following statements:

  1. Adjournment motion is introduced both in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha to draw the attention of the House to a definite matter of urgent public importance.
  2. When the House is adjourned without naming a day for reassembly, it is called adjournment sine die.

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

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

National Indian Constitution

Financial Grants


Consider the following statements with reference to Financial Grants:

  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. Additional grant is granted when a need has arisen during the current financial year for additional expenditure upon some new service not contemplated in the budget for that year.
  3. Token grant is granted when funds to meet the proposed expenditure on a new service can be made available by re-appropriation.

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 Biodiversity & Conservation

Sonneratia Alba


Recently, which of the following states set to become the first coastal state to declare a state mangrove tree species- Sonneratiaalba, as a symbol to enhance conservation of the salt-tolerant vegetation?

A
Gujarat
B
Andhra Pradesh
C
West Bengal
D
Maharashtra

National Indian Art & Culture

Rogan Painting


In which of the following state, Rogan painting, art of cloth printing, is being practiced?

A
Gujarat
B
Rajasthan
C
Maharashtra
D
Chhattisgarh

National Modern History

Moplah Rebellion


Consider the following statements with reference to the Moplah Rebellion:

  1. The Moplah Rebellion of 1921 was the culmination of a series of riots by Moplahs (Muslims of Malabar) in the 19th and early 20th centuries against the British and the Hindu landlords in Malabar (Northern Kerala).
  2. The immediate trigger of the uprising was the Non-Cooperation Movement launched by the Congress in 1920 in tandem with the Khilafat agitation.

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

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

Science & Technology

Air Breathing Engines


Consider the following statements with reference to the Air Breathing engines:

  1. A ramjet is a form of air-breathing jet engine that uses the vehicle’s forward motion to compress incoming air for combustion without a rotating compressor.
  2. A scramjet engine is an improvement over the ramjet engine as it efficiently operates at hypersonic speeds and allows supersonic combustion.
  3. A dual mode ramjet (DMRJ) is a type of jet engine where a ramjet transforms into scramjet over Mach 4-8 range, which means it can efficiently operate both in subsonic and supersonic combustor modes.

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 International Institutions, Agencies & Fora

Group Of Twenty (G-20)


Consider the following statements with reference to the Group of Twenty(G-20):

  1. The G20 is an informal group of 19 countries and the European Union, with representatives of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
  2. The G-20's ranks include five members of the Group of Seven (G-7), a forum of the seven countries with the world's largest developed economies.

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 Miscellaneous

Yanomami Tribe


In which of the following two South American countries, Yanomami tribe is found?

A
Peru and Bolivia
B
Chile and Argentina
C
Brazil and Venezuela
D
Colombia and Ecuador

National Polity & Governance

Articles Of Indian Constitution


Consider the following statements:

  1. Article 23 provides that no child under the age of fourteen shall work in any factory or mine or engage in any hazardous employment.
  2. Article 24 prohibits trafficking in human beings and other similar forms of forced labour.
  3. Article 29 provides that any section of the citizens residing in any part of India having a distinct language, script or culture of its own, shall have the right to conserve the same.
  4. Article 30 of the Indian Constitution states the right of minorities to establish and administer educational institutions.

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

International Miscellaneous

Qatari Labour Laws Reforms


Recently, which of the following West Asian countries announced a host of changes to its labour laws effectively dismantling its long-criticised Kafala employment system?

A
Qatar
B
Saudi Arabia
C
Oman
D
United Arab Emirates

National Tribal Communities In India

Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups Of Andaman Islands


Consider the following statements with reference to the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups inhabiting Andaman Islands:

  1. Great Andamanese are a part of the Negrito tribes that inhabit isolated parts of Southeast Asia and the Andaman Islands.
  2. Shompens tribe is native to the South Andaman Nicobar Island.
  3. Jarawaare the only tribe in the region with Mongoloid features.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

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

International Issues Relating To Health

Sleeping Sickness (African Trypanosomiasis)


Recently, which of the following countries became first in Africa to eliminate sleeping sickness disease?

A
The Democratic Republic of Congo
B
Togo
C
Niger
D
Cameroon

National Indian Art & Culture

Channapatna Toys


In which of the following states, wooden toys known as Channapatna toys are being manufactured?

A
Karnataka
B
Andhra Pradesh
C
Telangana
D
Tamil Nadu

International Physical Geography

Baltic Nations


Baltic Nations is a geopolitical term, typically used to group of three sovereign states in Northern Europe on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea. Choose the group of three nations from the codes given below:

A
Estonia, Latvia, and Finland
B
Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania
C
Estonia, Latvia, and Sweden
D
Estonia, Latvia, and Denmark

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