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National Mission For Clean Ganga

Recently, the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) issued a 15-point directive to prevent idol immersion into river Ganga and its tributaries and on their banks. Consider the following statements about the directives:

1. According to the directive, a fine of Rs. 100,000 would be imposed if immersion of idols took place in the Ganga or its tributaries during festivals, including Dussehra, Diwali, Chhath and Saraswati Puja.

2. These directives were issued by NMCG under Section-5 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.

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Mo Sarkar Initiative

Recently, the Odisha government launched Mo Sarkar Initiative. Consider the following statements about the initiative:

  1. It is an initiative under the 5T model of governance to herald a transformation in government office, under which feedback will be collected on government officers from the public.
  2. The employees will be ranked as good or bad on the basis of the feedback and those with good rank will get out-of-turn promotion and action will be taken against employees with bad rank.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


United Nations Conference On Trade And Development (UNCTAD)

Recently, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD’s) in its Trade and Development Report 2019 has recommended for the adoption of a unitary taxation system for the Multi-National Enterprises.Consider the following statements regarding the UNCTAD.

  1. It is a permanent intergovernmental body established by the United Nations GeneralAssembly in 1964.
  2. Trade and Development Report and World Investment Report is published by the UNCTAD.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct.Choose the correct answer from the codes given below?


Eight Core Industries

The output of India’s eight infrastructure sectors contracted for the first time in more than four years according to the report released by the government. Consider the following statements about the eight core Industries:

  1. The eight core sector industries consist of coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertiliser, steel, cement and electricity.
  2. These comprise 50.27 per cent of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct.Choose the correct answer from the codes given below?


National Population Register (NPR)

In order to lay the foundation for rolling out a citizens’ register across the country, the government has decided to prepare a National Population Register(NPR).Consider the following statements regarding the NPR:

  1. For the purpose of NPR, a usual resident is defined as a person who has resided in a local area for past six months or more or a person who intends to reside in that area for the next six months or more.
  2. The NPR is being prepared under provisions of the Citizenship Act 1955 and the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003.Consider the following statements about the International Astronomical Union:

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Galo Tribe

Members of the Galo community in Arunachal Pradesh can recall the name of their ancestor from 20 generations ago i.e. right up to the founder of their clan. Now they have developed a Genealogical website for record-keeping, with some names hyperlinked. Consider the following statements about the community:

  1. The Galos belong to the Tani group inhabiting Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, besides Tibet.
  2. Galo community has been recognized as a Scheduled Tribe in the Amendment to the Constitution (ST), Order, 1950, Part-XVIII.
  3. Popir is the main festival in Galos which is celebrated for the prosperity of the villages.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:


Saharia Tribe

Recently, the Saharia tribe miners in Madhya Pradesh have appealed to the government to treat them for silicosis rather than Tuberculosis.Consider the followindg statements regarding the Saharia tribe:

  1. The tribe is classified as one of the 75 scheduled tribes in the country classified as Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups
  2. The Sahariya community considers every adult member part of a governing council which is headed by a Patel.

Which of the following statements given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answrrs from the codes given below:


Mangalyaan Mission

Recently, the Indian Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM)-Mangalyaan completed five years of orbiting the planet Mars. Consider the following statements about the Mangalyaan Mission:

  1. MOM was launched using a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket C-28 in November, 2012.
  2. The successful launch of MOM made India the fourth space agency to reach Mars, after Roscosmos (Russia), NASA (USA) and the European Space Agency.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


TB Harega Desh Jeetega Campaign

Recently, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched the ‘TB Harega Desh Jeetega Campaign’. Consider the following statements about the campaign:

  1. It aims to improve and expand the reach of TB care services and making India TB-free India by 2024.
  2. It has three strong pillars which include clinical approach, public health component and active community participation.

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Participatory Guarantee Scheme

Recently, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) said that the Union Agriculture Ministry’s Participatory Guarantee Scheme (PGS) willincentivize more farmers to grow organic food. Consider the following statements about the PGS:

  1. It is a process of certifying organic products, which ensures that their production takes place in accordance with laid-down quality standards.
  2. According to the government’s 2015 PGS manual, guiding principles of PGS in India is based in India is based on 3 pillars, viz. participatory approach, transparency and trust.

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