Current Questions

Civil Services Chronicle Online January 2020 :

Bru Tribe

Consider the following statements with reference to the Bru tribe:

  1. The Bru are the second most populous tribe of Tripura after the Tripuris.
  2. They speak the Reang dialect of Bru language which is of Tibeto-Burmese origin, locally referred to as Kau Bru.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


Central Adoption Resource Authority

Consider the following statements:

  1. Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) is a statutory body of Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India.
  2. CARA is designated as the Central Authority to deal with inter-country adoptions in accordance with the provisions of the Hague Convention on Inter-country Adoption, 1993, ratified by Government of India in 2003.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


Classical Languages Of India

Consider the following statements with reference to the classical language of India:

  1. The norms for according status of classical language are that the language should have a recorded history of more than 1500 years with ancient valuable literature recorded in it.
  2. Three of the six present classical languages belong to the Dravidian language family.
  3. In 2004, Sanskrit became the first language to get the status of classical language in India.

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Green Credit Scheme

Consider the following statements with reference to the “Green Credit Scheme”:

  1. The scheme allows agencies like private companies, village forest communities to identify lands for forest cultivation and ensures plantations are carried out.
  2. After 2 years, these identified lands would be considered as compensatory forest land after meeting forest department’s criteria.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


International Convention For The Prevention Of Pollution From Ships

With reference to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), consider the following statements:

  1. MARPOL is the main international convention covering prevention of pollution of the marine environment by ships from operational or accidental causes.
  2. The current convention is a combination of 1973 Convention and the 1978 Protocol, which entered into force on 2 October 1983.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


Chinese Paddlefish

Recently, the Chinese Paddlefish (Psephurus gladius) has been declared extinct by Chinese scientists. Consider the following statements about the Chinese Paddlefish:

  1. Chinese Paddlefish was endemic to the Yangtze River in China.
  2. Prior to being declared extinct, it was listed as critically endangered, possibly extinct by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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Coastal Regulation Zone

Consider the following statements:

  1. The coastal areas have been classified into four categories—CRZ-I, CRZ-II, CRZ-III and CRZ-IV—in the 1991 notification, which aimed at restricting establishment of industries in these areas.
  2. CRZ-I includes areas situated between the high and low tide lines. Exploration of natural gas and extraction of salt are permitted in this zone.
  3. CRZ-III includes rural and urban areas which fall outside CRZ-I and CRZ-II are covered under CRZ-III. Only agriculture-related activities and public facilities are permitted in this zone.

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Miyawaki Method

Consider the following statements with reference to the Miyawaki method:

  1. Miyawaki is a technique pioneered by Philippines that helps build dense, native forests.
  2. In Miyawaki method multi-layered saplings are planted close to each other. This blocks sunlight from reaching the ground and prevents weeds from growing, thus keeping the soil moist. The close cropping further ensures that the plants receive sunlight only from the top thus enabling them only to grow upwards than sideways.

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Epiphany

Consider the following statements with reference to the Epiphany:

  1. Epiphany is among the three oldest and major festival days in Christianity, the two others being Christmas and Easter.
  2. Epiphany is a feast day, or a day of commemoration, which in Christianity marks the visit of the Magi (meaning the Three Wise Men or Three Kings) to the Infant Jesus (Christ from his nativity until age 12).

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