Current Affairs Questions

Exoplanet

Consider the following statements:

  1. A moon-forming region around an exoplanet, PDS 70c, was recently discovered.
  2. The Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array (ALMA) observatory is located in Brazil.
  3. More than 4000 exoplanets have been discovered till date.

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


‘Shumang Leela’

A traditional form of theatre, ‘Shumang Leela’ belongs to which of the following Indian States?


Indian Constitution

Consider the following statements with reference to the articles of the Indian Constitution:

  1. Under Article 150, States also get divided into territorial constituencies as per Delimitation Act after every Census.
  2. Article 225 empowers the High Court to make rules regarding proceedings and other matters connected to the High Court.
  3. Article 227 determines that every High Court shall have superintendence over all courts and tribunals throughout the territories in relation to which it exercises jurisdiction (except a court formed under a law related to armed forces).

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


Hydrogen Production

Consider the following hydrogen production options:

  1. Blue hydrogen is made from CH4 where CO2 is captured and stored.
  2. Green Hydrogen is made from renewable energy and no CO2 is emitted.
  3. Brown Hydrogen is made from coal where CO2 is emitted to the atmosphere.
  4. Grey hydrogen is made from CH4 and CO2 is captured and liquefied.

Which of the above statements are correct?


Group Of Seven (G7)

Consider the following statements about Group of Seven (G7):

  1. The Group of Seven (G7) is an inter-governmental political forum consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.
  2. ‘Cornwall Declaration’, aimed at preventing future pandemics was signed during the 47th G7 Leaders summit 2021.
  3. India, Australia and South Korea were invited to participate in the proceedings of the summit as “guest countries”.
  4. The G7 does not have a formal constitution or a fixed headquarters and the decisions taken by leaders during annual summits are binding.
  5. All the G7 countries and India are a part of G20.

Which of the statements given above are correct?


Grants And Funds In Indian Budget

Consider the following statements:

  1. Supplementary Grant is granted when the amount authorised by the Parliament through the appropriation act for a particular service for the current financial year is found to be insufficient for that year.
  2. The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) brings the demand for an excess grant to the notice of Parliament through a report on appropriation account.
  3. Additional Grant is granted when a need has arisen during the current financial year for supplementary or additional expenditure upon some new service not contemplated in the Budget for that year.

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


Bara-Lacha Pass

Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about the Bara-Lacha Pass?

  1. Bara-Lacha Pass is a high mountain pass located in the Pir Panjal Range of Lesser Himalaya.
  2. It is situated along the Leh–Manali Highway.
  3. The pass also acts as a water-divide between the Bhaga River and the Yunan River.

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Seabuckthorn

Consider the following statements with reference to the shrub Seabuckthorn found mainly in Himalayan region:

  1. The shrub withstand extreme temperatures from -43ºC to 40ºC and it is considered to be drought tolerant.
  2. It has extensive root system having ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen.
  3. It is a rich source of biodiesel.

Choose the correct statement(s):


Sattras

Consider the following statements with reference to the Sattras of Assam:

  1. Sattras are monastic institutions created as part of the 16th century Neo-Vaishnavite reformist movement started by Vaishnavite saint-reformer Srimanta Sankaradeva.
  2. Sattras promulgate Sankardeva’s unique “worship through art” approach with music (borgeet), dance (xattriya) and theatre (bhauna).
  3. Each Sattra has a naamghar (worship hall) as its nucleus and is headed by an influential “Sattradhikar”.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the option given below:


Cess And Surcharge

Consider the following statements:

  1. Cess is a form of tax levied or collected by the government for the development or welfare of a particular service or sector.
  2. Surcharge is an additional charge or tax levied on an existing tax.
  3. Unlike a cess, which is meant to raise revenue for a temporary need, surcharge is usually permanent in nature.
  4. Currently, the cess and surcharge collected by the Centre are not part of the tax devolution.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:


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