Current Questions

Catastrophe Containment And Relief Trust

Consider the following statements with reference to the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT):

  1. The CCRT allows the IMF to provide grants for debt relief for the poorest and most vulnerable countries hit by catastrophic natural disasters or public health disasters.
  2. Established in February 2015 during the Ebola outbreak, it grants complement donor financing and the IMF concessional lending through the Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust (PRGT).

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Festival Of Bihu

In which of the state the festival of Bihu is being celebrated every year?


Central Administrative Tribunal

Consider the following statements with reference to the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT):

  1. The Central Administrative Tribunal was established by an Act of Parliament namely Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985 as sequel to the 42nd amendment of the Constitution of India inserting Article 323 A.
  2. The Tribunal is headed by the Chairman and 65 Members, 33 from Judicial (including Chairman) and 33 from the Administrative stream.
  3. It is not bound by the procedure laid down in the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, but is guided by the principles of natural justice.
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Thrissur Pooram

Thrissur Pooram has been cancelled for the first time on account of the COVID-19 outbreak. In which of the following state the festival is being celebrated every year?


International Monetary And Financial Committee

Consider the following statements with reference to the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC):

  1. The IMFC has 44 members who are central bank governors, ministers, or others of comparable rank and who are usually drawn from the governors of the Fund’s 189 member countries.
  2. It advises and reports to the IMF Board of Governors on the supervision and management of the international monetary and financial system, including on responses to unfolding events that may disrupt the system.
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Reproduction Number

Consider the following statements:

  1. Reproduction number (R0) indicates the average number of people who will contract the virus from a person who has already been infected, in a population that does not have immunity for the said disease.
  2. R0 is the division of the number of new infections by the number of existing infections, or the average number of new infections over an infectious period (R0= new infections/existing infections).

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Dhauladhar Range

Consider the following statements with reference to the Dhauladhar range:

  1. Dhauladhar ranges are the extension of Pir Panjal into Himachal Pradesh. They are cut across by the river Ravi.
  2. Hanuman Tibba is the highest peak of Dhauladhar range.

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Wildlife Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh

A wildlife sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh is only the home to the Asian elephant in the state. What is the name of the sanctuary?


Ordinance To Deal With COVID 19 Spread

Recently, which of the following State government has promulgated an ordinance to deal with COVID 19 spread by amending Section 3 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897?


Organisation For The Prohibition Of Chemical Weapons

Consider the following statements with reference to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW):

  1. OPCW is the implementing body for the Chemical Weapons Convention, which entered into force on 29th May, 1998.
  2. A unique feature of the Convention is its incorporation of the ‘challenge inspection’, whereby any State Party in doubt about another State Party’s compliance can request a surprise inspection.

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