Current Affairs Questions

National:

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?


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).

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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.

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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.

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Schizothorax Sikusirumensis Fish

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


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.

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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.

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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?


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?


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.

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