Current Questions

Civil Services Chronicle Online February 2020 :

PM Kisan SAMPADA Yojana

Consider the following statements with reference to the PM Kisan SAMPADA Yojana:

  1. PM Kisan SAMPADA Yojana is an umbrella scheme with its period coterminous with the cycle of 15th Finance Commission.
  2. It is a comprehensive package which will result in creation of modern infrastructure with efficient supply chain management from farm gate to retail outlet.

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


Exercise Indradhanush

Between which of the following given countries, Exercise Indradhanush is being conducted?


Sendai Framework For Disaster Reduction

Consider the following statements with reference to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Reduction 2015-30:

  1. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 was adopted at the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, held in March 2015 in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
  2. It considered as the successor agreement to the Hyogo Framework for Action (2005–2015), which had been the most encompassing international accord to date on disaster risk reduction.

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


H1N1 Virus

Consider the following statements:

  1. H1N1 virus is a subtype of influenza B virus that is the most common cause of human influenza.
  2. It is an orthomyxovirus that contains the glycoproteins haemagglutinin and neuraminidase.

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


International Judicial Conference

Recently, among which of the given places, International Judicial Conference-2020 was held?


Olive Ridley Turtles

Consider the following statements with reference to Olive Ridley turtles:

  1. The Olive Ridley turtles are the largest and most abundant of all sea turtles found in the world, inhabiting cold waters of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
  2. The Olive Ridley is classified as ‘endangered’ according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), and is listed in Appendix II of CITES.

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


Mahadayi River

Consider the following statements with reference to the Mahadayi River:

  1. Mahadayi River rises in the Western Ghats, from the Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary in Khanapur taluk of Karnataka’s Belagavi district.
  2. With its cerulean waters, Dudhsagar Falls and Varapoha Falls, it is also known as the Gomati in a few places.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission

Consider the following statements with reference to the Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM):

  1. Launched in 2016, and undertaken by the Union Ministry of Rural Development, the SPMRM focuses on cluster-based integrated development through Spatial Planning.
  2. Substantial part of the works identified for development in the clusters is focused on provision of basic and economic amenities.

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


UN Convention On Migratory Species

Recently, three animals were included in Appendix I of UN Convention on Migratory Species at the 13th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) in Gandhinagar (Gujarat).

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:


32nd Statehood Day

Recently, which of the following north eastern states celebrated their 32nd Statehood Day?



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